Festive Season

It’s December tomorrow so please can we start getting excited about Christmas?

Christmas is my favourite time of year so I’m excited to be able to share some of my Christmas traditions with you during the month of December. Even though we have not yet reached December the Christmas spirit has already started to take over me. I may have even put a small Christmas tree up in the office this week.
I think the thing I like most about Christmas is the joy that it brings. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas but in general the level of happiness seems to be higher around this time of year and it almost starts to feel a little bit magical.
I went to my first Christmas market of the year a couple of weeks ago; it was the Victorian Market in Gloucester. I wasn’t sure if it was a bit early to go to a Christmas market but I really enjoyed it. There was load of different stalls to look around and lots of food to try. When it started to get dark and the Christmas lights were on and I could hear Christmas music it was just perfect. I really enjoyed the market and hope to visit a few more during the run up to Christmas. I think there may be one in Worcester this weekend so I may go and see what that one is like.
Over the next few weeks I am going to be writing about my favourite Christmas films, Christmas foods, gift ideas, traditions and many more Christmas things so please do stop by and check them out 🙂

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Autumn :)

The temperature has dropped and the leaves have started to fall so it only means one thing…. Autumn has arrived!
I think Autumn may be my favourite season; everything looks so pretty covered in the yellow, brown and red leaves.
I love being able to wear jumpers, hats and scarves and being wrapped up all warm and cosy. As you know I love going on walks anyway but being able to wear wellies and walk through puddles and mud in a forest is so much fun in Autumn.
As much as I love being outside in this weather I also love being inside when it is raining outside and being able to snuggle up and watch a film and watch the water trickle down the windows.
Autumn also involves bonfire night and Halloween so what is not to like about it. I especially love bonfire night as we have always gone to bonfire night displays with my dad. Also all the shops start to sell chocolate and Toffee apples at this time so I will have to make sure I treat us to one at some point over the next few weeks as they remind me of being a child.
As Autumn is only just beginning I am really forward to making the most of it.

Take Back Tuesday – Glastonbury

On Friday I went to explore Glastonbury; I have always wanted to go to Glastonbury festival but so far have not been lucky enough to go. A family member suggested going there when the festival was not on as the town is such a lovely place and there are quite a few unique shops to look around.
So we planned to travel down on Friday and see what Glastonbury was all about. We got there about 10.00am and we were instantly met with really cute unique shops to look in. There are definite hippie vibes in Glastonbury and it is such a welcoming environment. There are quite a few differently places to get food and sit outside and just enjoy the lively town. There are load of alley ways off the main street with lots of craft shop and crystal shops. Glastonbury is quite a spiritual place and there are lots of places you can go for psychics readings or healing readings. There is a goddess temple which we went in and it was quite a unique experience.
After looking round the shops and enjoying some food we decided to walk and go and find The Tor. Here is a picture of The Tor:-

From the town it looking really far away but once we started walking and found directions to it we realised it wasn’t far at all. Once we made it to the top the view was amazing and we spent a good hour at the top admiring the view and enjoying the sunshine. At the Top of The Tor there was swarms of ladybirds flying around. I have never seen anything like it, there was literally 1000’s of them flying around. At one point I think there was about 25 of them on me. It was an amazing sight to see but I have no idea what makes them all gather up there or whether there are always a number of them up there or whether it had just happened that day.
Afterwards we enjoyed some lovely food in a nice cosy pub before heading back home. I absolutely loved Glastonbury and would recommend going to have a look around. I now would like to go even more when the festival is on so hopefully one day I will manage to get some tickets.

Week off work :)

So this week I was lucky to have the week off work. I didn’t have much planed but I knew I needed a break so I book a week of annual leave. Work has been really busy this last month and I knew it was only likely to get busier so it was the perfect time to escape and have some me time. I was thinking of going away but instead decided to stay in the UK and go on a few little road trips but also just take some time to relax and try to figure out what my next step was going to be.
I did have an interview towards the start of the week which I was quite nervous about so I was glad to get it out of the way early on in the week. I am one of those people who get ridiculously nervous for an interview so I thought this interview would help to give me a bit more experience. The job was for a similar job to what I do know just in a different location. The interview went really well but I didn’t really get any significant vibes about the position and the way it was portrayed to me made me realise that If I was offered it I would decline it this time because it just didn’t feel right. I am glad that I went however because it has given me a little bit more confidence with interviews and has helped me to figure out what it is I am looking for in employment.
It has been nice to take this week as it comes and not have to rush around every day to make sure everything is done. I have been able to fully relax and enjoy my week off. Luckily my boyfriend had the same week off so we have been able to spend a lot more time together that what we usually do which has been really nice.
I am back to work on Monday which at this very moment I am not looking forward to but I know by the time Monday is here I will be raring to go. I will be back full of energy ready to tackle the week ahead.

Bank Holiday Joy :)

It’s Friday again and this one is even more special as it is the Friday before the Bank holiday weekend….3 days free from work!!
I am super excited to have a few days away from the office and to just have some fun and enjoy the weekend. I think I am going to go to a plum festival tomorrow, I went last year and there was a lot to look around and lots of different foods to try. When I first heard about the plum festival I didn’t know what to expect but it was actually quite nice to wonder around the town as I hadn’t been there before and there was load of things to do.
There are always a lot of events on in the surrounding areas to where I live over bank holiday weekend so I am hoping the weather will be nice so we can enjoy and spend the majority of the weekend outside.
I have been really trying to stay focused all week so I can achieve the most I can so it will be nice to have a couple of days a little bit more relaxed. I think we should have 3 day weekends every week because it allows you to have enough time away from work to realise that work isn’t actually your life and it allows you to detach slightly from work. The longer I work without longer than a 2 day weekend the more I become attached to work and start to forget about other possibilities and I stop to think about what I would actually like to do with my life. Whereas when I have extra time away from work I start to think about other ideas and things that I would like to do and work seems not as important. My work ethic is still the same but I don’t let it over take my life and become dependent on it. So I am looking forward to having a little more brain freedom to explore alternative work ideas.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Hobbit Huts in Cornwall

I discovered the coolest hobbit huts in Cornwall last year when my parents got me the weekend break for Christmas. They know that compared to my siblings I am much more attracted to anything a bit different and would prefer to stay in the huts to a posh hotel. I was so excited to go that I booked it straight away and I probably should have waited a little longer because it was freezing but it was still so fun.
I was not disappointed as the surrounding areas was so idyllic and picturesque. When I pulled up I could see these really cute little hobbit huts and they were so much more than the pictures that I had previously seen. They were dark green miniature houses; they each had individual out door areas for BBQ’s and there was shared bathroom facilities. Inside the huts there was a pull out sofa that made a double bed, a table and chairs and storage space. There was little lights and even curtains to give the huts a homely feel.
I walked around the site and had a look at the other huts and each one was slightly different. They also had hobbit holes and these were little places to stay that were fixed into walls and they looked really cosy. The site that they are on is in the middle of a forested area and there are quite a few little walking areas around the site. Not fair down the road there was a really pretty river and a bigger walking area which we walked around pretty much every day. There was also a cosy pub not too far down the road.
I love Cornwall because it so calm and relaxing there and I always have a good time. I enjoy wondering around the small towns and going to the beach. I even went crabbing…. We only found one crab but it just reminded me of going crabbing with my dad when I was younger.
Of course I ensured that I had fish and chips on the beach! If you go to the beach in the UK and don’t have chips you are doing it wrong! 🙂
I really enjoyed staying in the hobbit hut as it was so different to any other places I had stayed. I would definitely go back and again and would like to take my family with me.