Chilled Weekend

This weekend I have been lucky enough to be able to enjoy four days off work. I had a couple of annual leave days to use so I decided to have a long weekend so that I could have a nice break from work before the busy Christmas period begins. I have thoroughly enjoyed having the extra time of work because it has allowed me to focus on jobs that I have been wanting to do for ages but I haven’t yet had the chance to do them. For example returning to my blog. I haven’t blogged in quite a while because I have been focussing more on other areas of my life but I have missed being able to blog regularly so I am hoping to get back into a more regular blogging schedule.
Sometimes when you are at work you forget about the things that you like doing the most and once you stop doing those things for a while it feels harder to be able to get back to doing them. So having a break away from the office allows me to think freely and be able to do the things I really enjoy. I think also because a lot of my time is spent in an office with people who have completely different interests to me, my interest somewhat get lost in the busyness of day to day life.
There is another Christmas market on today quite near to where I live so I am hoping to go and have a little look around and see if I can find any Christmas gifts. I am still struggling with a gift for my mom so I am hoping I will see something she would like. I may even treat myself to a Christmas film tonight to get myself even more in the Christmas mood.
Hope you are enjoying your weekend 🙂

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December 1st

Yayy it’s the first day that we are actually allowed to get excited about Christmas!!
Every year during November I enjoy looking for advent calendars to see which new ones have come out this year. This year I bought my boyfriend the Reese’s peanut butter cup advent calendar as this is his favourite chocolate. We never used to be about to get this advent calendar in the UK so as soon as I see it I have to buy it just in case they are not for sale in all shops. I have got a Thornton’s advent calendar this year which I am really excited about.
When I was younger we used to have one of those advent calendars that my parents would fill up with little chocolate treats/ lollipops. As there was three children in my family this was really good because it meant we didn’t have to share one advent calendar where only one of us got a chocolate each day.
Even my dog has an advent calendar and she seems to know that she has one because last year I remember each day at a certain time she would know that it was her turn to have her advent treat.
Today I am going to go and do some Christmas shopping for my family members. I have actually already brought quite a lot of my presents this year already which I am really happy about as I am never usually this organised. Although I am struggling to think of present ideas for my mom as she is always the one that I struggle the most to think of gift ideas for. I enjoy going Christmas shopping but usually I go quite early so that I can be done before it starts to get really busy.
Hope you are all enjoying the first day of December 😊

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 🙂

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.

Life Update

Life has been super busy this last week so I haven’t got around to blogging a lot. Well actually the whole of September so far has been pretty busy due to quite a lot of changes going on at the moment but hopefully I can try to get the blogs into a more regular schedule again. I really do enjoy blogging so I need to find more time to fit it in.
I had a really nice day yesterday; I went out for some lunch and went for a nice relaxing walk. I then went a and did a little bit of shopping… I didn’t really need anything but I still had a couple of vouchers to use from my birthday so I spent those in Topshop on a new little bag. My old bag has just broke so it was the perfect excuse to get a new one. I love Topshop as the quality of their products is usually really good. I don’t buy all my clothes from there as it can be quite expensive but I do like to have a few versatile pieces from there which I can mix with clothes from other shops.
After shopping I went to the cinema; there hasn’t been that much in the cinema over the summer that I have really wanted to watch but I really enjoy going to the cinema because the film has my full attention. When you watch a film at home it isn’t the same because I get distracted by so many things and I end up watching parts of a film rather than the whole thing.
I ended up watching ‘King of Thieves’ which I didn’t know that much about beforehand but I knew it had Michael Caine in it so I thought it must be good if he’s in. Generally I have enjoyed films that Michael Caine has been in before so thought I would give it a chance. I actually really enjoyed King of Thieves and would recommend other people watching it. Sometimes picking a film that you haven’t heard about is a better option because you have no expectations so you can’t be disappointed. The film was quite funny and I would watch it again in the future.
I am having another fairly chilled day today doing odd jobs that I need to do before Monday and listening to a few podcasts. I am also hoping to get my hair cut because I have been putting it off for so long but now it has got to a length that is starting to annoy me so I think it’s time to get it sorted out.
Hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend 🙂

Life Update

I haven’t blogged in the last week mainly because I have been trying to focus on other areas of my life and just haven’t really had the time to blog or I just haven’t really been feeling it. However I am back in full flow now and will be continuing to blog more regularly.
It has been quite a busy week this week at work as we have new managers in so there is a lot of change going on. I have still been looking for new jobs but I am still waiting for an interview to be arranged for a job that would be my dream. I did receive a email last night last to say it will be organised within the next 3 weeks so that made me feel a little more positive with the situation as I was quite worried that I hadn’t heard anything for the last month and a half. I am really hoping to have a new job in the next couple of months as even though I do enjoy my current job I do feel that I need to progress and set myself a new challenge.
This weekend is a fairly chilled one, I have spent quite a bit of time with my sister and we enjoyed a nice walk earlier with her dog. I am off out for a meal with my family tomorrow as it is my parents 30th wedding Anniversary. I then plan to hang out with my boyfriend and have some chilled time before going back to work on Monday. Tonight I am just catching up on bit and bobs that I didn’t get round to doing in the week so a fairly uneventful night planned but it is one that needs to be done so that I can empty my brain of a few jobs that I need to do.

Time to think of some blogs for the week ahead!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend so far 🙂

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!