Christmas Game Favourites

On Christmas day once all of the family have finished their Christmas dinner the only think to do next if to play some Christmas games. I love playing games with my family as we do not get the chance to do it that often these days and it bring out our competitiveness that we use to have when we were younger. These are 5 of our favourite games to play:-
1 – Rapidough
The game is one of my favourite to play with my family because it is so easy to play so family members of all ages are able to play it. This game has come out every year over the last few years and even my nans enjoy playing it.
2- Monopoly
Monopoly is the ultimate family game and it always get the competitiveness out in my siblings and I. This year I have even bought the cheater version of monopoly for a family member this year so I am really excited to play this.
3- What do you Meme?
My boyfriend is obsessed with Memes so this was the ideal game to play with him. There are various images from memes and you have to match it with the best captions.
4- Cards
I love playing cards and every family member seems to know a different game. This is a simple game that allows all the family to be able to play together
5- Dobble
I purchased Dobble in the summer and I am really enjoying bringing it out to play with my family over Christmas. Dobble is a really simple but enjoyable game to play

Which are you favourite games to play at Christmas?

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Grey’s Anatomy Fix

For the last at least 7 years I have been watching Grey’s Anatomy. I think it was my sister who first got me into the show and I haven’t stopped watching it since. This is the only series that I continue to watch and I will always watch the new episodes when they are released in America. All of the other series that I have tried to watch I have given up on them after the first few series apart from prison break. However if prison break did bring out a new series I don’t know how I would feel about that as the last one wasn’t quite as good as the others.
I have always enjoyed watching Grey’s Anatomy and I think this is because when I was younger as at one point I wanted to be a surgeon. Obviously that didn’t happen as I am not very good at science. However watching this show can sometimes make you feel like you could be a surgeon.
My favourite character was always Christina Yang but unfortunately see left a few series back so I think my favourite is now either Alex Karev or Jackson Avery.
Even though some of the story lines feel quite unrealistic you can’t help but enjoy the show because the show is always jam packed with different storylines. Watching new episodes of Grey’s Anatomy is usually my treat on a Friday night for surviving a week of work. So as the new series returned a couple of weeks ago I am going to binge watch them tonight.
If you are looking for a new tv series to watch I would recommend Grey’s Anatomy however there is now 15 series so it could take along time to get through all the episodes.

FRI-YAY!

We have made it to the weekend!! Woohoo!
As you probably already know I love Fridays… it appears everyone at work knows I love Fridays too as they were asking me to do my Friday dance today! It has been quite a busy week this week so I am looking forward to a couple of chilled days.
The weather has been quite cold and rainy today so I have come home from work wanting to get my pyjamas on and have a nice relaxing evening watching a film. I know we are still a long way off from Christmas but I am going to put on my Grinch pyjamas as they are really warm. I can’t be the only one who wears Christmas pyjamas all year round. I am not sure what film I am going to watch but I still haven’t been using my Netflix so I think I am definitely going to cancel it for a while. I feel like a film that’s easy to watch so I may go for a comedy or something quite light hearted. I say light hearted but I know as soon as I started looking some crime thriller film will take my fancy.
I don’t have that much planned for the weekend apart from I have to take my car to the garage to get it serviced tomorrow so I will probably go and do a little bit of shopping while I wait for it to be done. I will most likely go an see my nan at some point over the weekend and have some chilled time with my boyfriend.
I am hoping the weather is a little better tomorrow so I can go for a late afternoon/evening walk and enjoy being out doors after being stuck in the office all week. I am really loving going for walks at the moment especially along the canal… being next to water is just so relaxing.

Ikea Trip!

I ended up going on a trip to Ikea on Sunday with my sister…we don’t go very often but now and again we get curious to see if anything new has be brought in. I didn’t particularly need anything but my sister was looking for a few thing for her house. The closest Ikea to us is about an hour away so it is a nice little trip out.

It was quite busy when we went as I imagine a lot of people are getting ready to go to University in September so are getting a lot of their stuff ready to move out. I remember when I moved out for University I went to Ikea and did a massive shop and pretty much got everything I could have possibly needed.

I love looking at how they set up all the different rooms and try to get some inspiration for when I finally get my own place! I have been taking note recently of what I like and don’t like so when I do move out I know exactly how I want my house to look and the vibe that I want it to have. Also it makes the saving process a little more exciting and not seem so long and boring.

We managed to get a few things for my sisters house and we enjoyed out trip out.

The secret garden has been found!

We have made it through 3 days of work and there is only 2 more days to go until the weekend. This week has been quite busy at work but I feel like things are slowly starting to fall into place and I should be able to get everything done before the weekend. On my lunch break today I found our very own secret garden. There is not a lot surrounding where I work so there isn’t really anywhere to go when you are on your lunch break. Somebody in a different department mentioned a garden that I had never heard of before so a couple of my colleagues and I decided to investigate and go and find the secret garden. We managed to find it and we really having been missing out on enjoying the sunshine. The garden is well kept with lots of flowers and benches to sit on. I thoroughly enjoyed being outside today on my lunch break and I intend to do it every day from now on. As my job is computer based I spent a lot of time inside an office so just getting 30 minutes of fresh air made such a difference to my day.
I am already looking forward to the weekend even though I don’t currently have that much planned but I am just looking forward to going on some sort of adventure and exploring a new place. I love nothing more than wondering round a new place and exploring.
Tonight however I am off for a walk in a local village and along the canal. I do this walk quite regularly and really enjoy it. There is a lot of wildlife on the way and really pretty houses to look at. At the end of the walk I’m sure we will pop into the pub for a quiet catch up with a coke. When you have been inside all day and the weather has been as warm as it is; I literally get home and I am straight out of the door ready to enjoy the sunshine. Luckily the evening are a lot cooler otherwise I definitely would be getting sunburnt.
Anyway off I go to enjoy the sunshine 🙂

A Chilled Weekend

Usually by 5pm on a Sunday I am starting to get the Sunday night panic at the thought of work tomorrow but not today. I am feeling a lot more positive about work this week and I am a lot more motivated to look for a new job. I have been waiting ages to hear back from a company about an interview that had to be rearranged and I think this week I should hopefully hear from them with an update.
I have had a very relaxing weekend and I feel revived and ready to take on this week and smash it! I took my car for a dreaded MOT yesterday and it passed so I was very relieved about that. My house savings have been going well lately so the last thing I wanted was for it to fail and take a chunk out of my savings. So I am very happy that it has passed and the MOT is sorted for another year.
As the weather has been so nice lately I went for a meal with my boyfriend at a pub/beer garden not too far from where we live. The pub is located by a river and has a nice outside area to sit and relax. You can even camp over night there if you wanted to which I have done before but as it is the start of the summer holidays we didn’t last night because it was very busy. I had a delicious vegetable lasagne which is one of my favourite pub grub meals. I am not currently vegetarian but the majority of the food I do enjoy is vegetarian so it is only a matter of time before I fully commit to it. We went for a lovely walk around the surrounding countryside as the sun started to go down. We then went back home and chilled in the back garden with a couple of drinks and played all of our favourite music. I love chilled summer nights and I am so excited that there is still so much of summer to come.
Today I have had quite a lazy day doing all those annoying jobs that you don’t really want to ever do but you know that you should do. I have been searching for new jobs and filling in a few application forms. I have done some general tidying and admin work so that I am all ready to smash the next week.
I have got my sister’s dog coming to stay for the next week as she is off on holiday so I am really looking forward to taking him on some long evening walks as long as the weather isn’t too hot for him. He should be over shortly actually so I think I might take him for a walk tonight so I can get some last minute steps in to finish off the weekend.

Right Move Addict

I’m sure I can’t be the only one who can’t help but keep looking at the newest houses that are put on right move.

I have recently been looking on right move to see what houses are coming up for sale and to try and get a rough idea of what I can get for money. I am not quite ready to purchase my first house but I am definitely get more curious about it.

I was getting into a routine of looking everyday to see what was coming up daily so I decided to delete the app. This worked for quite a while but recently I have been downloading it again.

I even delete the app after I have looked to make myself feel like I haven’t given it. Even though there is nothing wrong with me having the app I had decided to delete it and not look so often because buying a house sometime seems like an unreachable target.

I think I just have a general curiosity to see what is available and I like to get an idea of things I like and dislike so that when I do get to a point of buying a house I will know what to look for. I also like to see how people decorate their houses to get ideas.

I think also looking now and then gives me the motivation to keep saving and to come up with new ways to save and earn extra money so that the dream of buying my own home is a little bit closer.