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My little snug! Clearly not very impressed I've got him in a headlock.

How are you feeling today?

Like there is not enough time in a day! It's my first day off since Monday and I wanted to get so much done. Even though I was up at 8am I still haven't done everything that was on my checklist! Besides from that, I feel well rested. Last night the three of us (Gran, Josh and I) caught up on Hunted on channel 4 and just had a lovely chilled evening and very yummy Indian food. This last week has been a total blur and very tiring, I'm counting down the days until our week off together!

 

What are you wearing today?

I am wearing a cream chunky cable knit jumper, black super skinny jeans and my Dr Martens which are not warm enough in this weather! My toes felt like they were about to drop off all day 🙁 Any suggestions?

 

What are your plans for the day?

Well, seeing as though I'm writing this at 3pm I don't have many plans for the rest of the day, apart from completing my check list! We went car shopping today and took 4 cars out for a test drive. I need a new car so badly but I didn't realise how difficult it would be! I've had my Mini for 4 years and it was my first car I bought when I passed my test. It's battered but has been the best little run around but we're both looking to share something a little nicer! I found Gnocchi in Asda so I've just had a small portion of that with tomato and mascarpone sauce which was bloody delicious, looking forward to experimenting with some different flavours. Did a food shop and bought some stuff for our road trip next week, tried to find some battery powered fairy lights but I was unsuccessful.

 

How was your week?

Tough, to say the least. I've been to the gym once because I've been so knackered which is a big comparison to my usual 5/6 times a week. Going to go tonight and try and clear my head ready for the week ahead and hopefully I will feel a lot better.

Recently I've been feeling a little out of place, unorganised, anxious, restless, tired and just not myself. I find it hard to talk to people about the way I'm feeling and I often let it build up so much inside that I can often burst out in to tears, and it's always a little unexpected for the person on the receiving end (that's usually Josh). I'm one of those people who bottles emotion up inside and I find it easy to pretend that everything is okay because why shouldn't everything be okay? I have amazing friends, the best family and of course a loving and supportive boyfriend. I'm one of those people who's afraid of upsetting anyone but never one to think so much about how I'm actually feeling or how someone has upset me, do you get me? I feel like I'm waffling but here I am. I've struggled this past week, both mentally and physically. I just feel so drained and even though I know I shouldn't be feeling like this, I am.

Hey loves! How's your week going? It seems to be dragging so much, I cannot wait to finish work at 3pm tomorrow! I have another Thai lesson on Saturday morning and we are hopefully going to get out and tackle a proper mountain on Sunday if it stays nice! I'm looking forward to it because we've spent the past two Sunday's doing pretty much nothing and I'm getting itchy feet, haha! Maybe I should VLOG this weekend? I actually really enjoy it and I've just swapped Adobe Illustrator for Premiere Pro so I need some footage to practice with! Can you give me any tips and pointers? We are also having a meal out on Saturday with Josh's family for his little brother's 21st birthday which I'm looking forward to. I've chosen all vegetarian options so we'll see how that goes... Never had a vegetarian burger before! We've been thinking about our road trip later this month and have been looking at going to Northumberland for a few nights before coming back to the Lake District, thoughts on that? I've never been but it does look very beautiful. Knowing us we'll have changed our mind 10 times before we eventually settle on an idea, probably on the day we set off! 😉 Anyway, speak tomorrow sometime! Love, L. 

Evening guys! Here's my first YouTube video of 2018. I've been wanting to do this for so long now and finally felt some motivation today to get it filmed and edited! I love filming and editing, it's so much fun and I wish I could get in to the swing of doing it more often. Suggestions for the next one are welcome but I will be vlogging my next trip in February. Hope you like it! I need to go and have a lie down because my eyes are going square from looking at this screen all afternoon, haha! Love, L. 

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My love <3

Hello guys! I've been so tired these past few days! I need a week off! 23 days and counting 😉 haha! Yesterday was Josh's birthday, my mum cooked us lots of food for Josh's family. It was nice to see all of his brother's and his mum and grandma to celebrate him turning 27. I didn't plan anything for us to do together, we did say that we weren't going to spend anything for birthdays, valentines and Christmas etc. this year because we are both trying to save. We are going away for a week in February though in a camper van so I have lots of little treats planned! I am very excited about spending some time alone together at long last. It feels like all we do in our spare time is spend it with friends or family since Christmas but it will be nice to just be the two of us 🙂 Anyway, I'm going to make dinner and get an early night because my eyes won't stay open! Speak again soon, L. 

 

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Okay.. I look a little scary. It started raining on my run home but it felt so nice and refreshing!

How are you feeling today?

Energised and super happy it's finally the weekend. Can't wait for a glass of wine!

 

What are you wearing today?

Gym clothes because I've just finished the gym and now I need to rush and get ready for tonight. I have 1 hour!

 

What are you listening to today?

I really love 'Million Reasons' by Lady Gaga, I think she's incredible. I've been playing it over and over again on my morning commute.

 

Any obsessions lately?

Sesame Snaps with dark chocolate! Oh my god, they're so good and just the right size for something sweet. 

 

Best thing to happen this week?

Coming home from the gym and my Gran had a bath ready with my favourite Yankee candle lit. It's the small things that make all the difference. 

 

Any plans for the weekend?

Yes! Tonight we are going out for dinner with friends and hopefully on Sunday we can get out for a hike if the weather is okay although I'm not betting on it as there's been snow, ice and rain the past 3 days! 

 

What are you looking forward to?

My week off in February! We have a camper van for the week so we're planning a little road trip around the Lake District and maybe further a field too. I want to see more wilderness and enjoy some time alone with Josh.

 

Give us a reflection of your week!

I don't really know where the week has gone.. it seems to have flown by! This week I've learnt that if you have a problem, don't suffer in silence. Someone will listen to you and it's so bad to bottle up negative energy. My anxiety has been really bad this week so I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend. 

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New gym leggings, here!

Did you know that today is the most miserable day of the year? I woke up in such a good mood too, haha! I obviously don't adhere to that day of the year! How has your day been? My Monday has been good, I arrived in time for my £1 a day parking by two minutes spare *wahoo*, got my eyebrows and tash waxed and even managed to fit a really good gym session in in these lovely new leggings I picked up on the way home! They're very comfy and they sit above my belly button which I love because it holds in all my wobbly bits that I'm hoping will have disappeared by the summer 😉 I have been very good lately though and I'm really enjoying the gym and getting in to a routine, I just think I need to step it up a notch this week, I miss feeling really sore for some strange reason... Tonight, I'm going to sort through some paper work and get sorted because I feel like we are living in a bit of a mess at the moment! Speak again soon, L. 

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New year, new goals and I'm definitely in much of a better head space than I was last year! I feel so much better for letting some steam off tonight as we haven't done much today. We were supposed to do 'half newlands round' in Keswick but Josh hasn't felt great so we decided not to venture out in the cold and make his throat any worse but we did manage to get to the gym for an hour before tea. I also need a loose fitting t-shirt for the gym because I ended up wearing this old rolling stones tee but it looks stupid to work out in. I only have tight fitting vests and I don't like wearing those as they hug in all the wrong places, haha! Now I'm going to shower and get some rest, it feels so much later than it actually is! I'm ready for the lighter nights now. Speak again soon, love L.

Not sure this photo relates but I don’t have another one to use so here you go! 

 

It’s that time of year again… the time we start thinking about the changes we are going to make in the New Year. The foods we are going to stop eating and which gym we’ll join for our everyday workouts we have planned out in our heads, haha! No but seriously, I have to get my arse in to gear if I’m going to make the most of 2018. I mean, for me 2017 was a good year but I’m hoping that this next year is going to be great! And here’s a number of things I plan on doing in 2018… Ready?

Numero uno… Make more YouTube videos! I watch YouTube more than I watch television and I love watching 10 minute vlog’s of someone else’s every day to day life. Most of them lead much more interesting lives than I do and I’m not sure anyone would truly enjoy all my videos but I’m going to do them anyway. My first one for 2018 will be ’30 thing’s before 30′. Samantha Maria is a YouTuber and Blogger I watch often and she did recently did a little video on 30 things she’d like to see/do before she turns 30, you can watch that here. I thought it would be a good video to film and will give me lots to talk about! I’m currently putting my list together for that, although there’s like a million and one things I’d like to do before then so I’ll pick my absolute favourites for that!

Two, take more photos. And I don’t mean crappy ones of my tea and toast on a Saturday morning (as much as I like doing so…) I mean real good photographs, shot with my camera on manual. Basically, I have to swot up on the basic photography skills and then progress further than an amateur photographer. I’ve been looking through some of my Grandad’s old film photograph’s and I kind of wish I had a film camera. Maybe I’ll look in to that in the New Year too!

Drink less alcohol. I think this year I’ve proved to myself that I don’t need alcohol to have a good time. I kind of relied on having a drink so I wouldn’t behave like my socially awkward self around people I didn’t know but I think I’m slowly becoming a little more confident in myself *hooray!* and I’m willing to swap a Gin & Tonic for a orange juice a little easier than previous years.

I managed to summit 5 of some the most popular mountains in England this year and I honestly don’t know why it has taken me this long to get in to walking. It’s an indescribable feeling being so high up with views so breathtaking. For 2018 I plan on summiting a whole load more so please, if you know of any mountains you think I might like, leave me a comment, tweet me, message me, I’d love to hear you recommendations!

And last but certainly not least, I really want to get back to being more creative and focusing more on what I’m really passionate about. It’s very difficult for me to focus on drawing and things like that without like minded people around me but I’m not going to let that stop me anymore. I’d like to get back to college part-time and learn more about graphic design.

 

What are your New Year resolutions? 

 

Love, L.

 

 

My final Christmas present has been wrapped and placed under our twinkling tree. It’s a good feeling knowing that you’ve finished buying presents for everyone. I count myself lucky that I only have to buy for 5 people! Now that I’ve completed my Christmas shopping, I can begin to think about what the past 12 months has been like for me and it’s been a good year.

 

 

We successfully surprised my brother in Thailand and it was probably one of the most wonderful feelings seeing his face light up at his hotel room door in Bangkok. Priceless!

 

 

Spent the most amazing couple of nights at a dream resort with my love. I really could just live somewhere with sunshine, good food and the sea.

 

 

Finally, the paperwork went through for us buying my gran’s flat and we renovated 3 rooms whilst she was away on a 3 week holiday in France! It was the most stressful, tiring but most rewarding thing we have done.

 

 

 

Bought my first pair of walking boots and have so far tackled 4 mountains this year, as well as several Wainwrights! Something I never thought I’d have done.

 

 

 

Attended my first gig at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester and it was bloody incredible!

 

 

 

Bought a kitten, his name is Theo!

 

 

 

Went on our first road trip to the Scottish Highlands which was incredible but shite weather. We had to cut it short as I fell one morning and bashed my knee cap on a rock. 1-0 to the rock.

 

 

And eventually got round to learning how to speak Thai and even though I’m a million miles away from where I want to be, I can’t wait to be able to speak to this incredible lady one day <3 

 

What are you wearing today?

I’m wearing a grey jumper from &OtherStories with a thermal top underneath because I am SO cold, ripped jeans from Zara, Adidas NMD’s and my shearling jacket from Zara!

 

How are you feeling today?

I feel well rested. I didn’t wake up until 10am this morning! It felt so good to sleep for 11 hours.

 

What did you have for breakfast?

Just what I normally have on my days off, poached eggs on a piece of french boule toast with a cup of lemon, ginger and honey tea. Love it!

 

Last movie you saw?

The other night we downloaded Annabelle Creation. Very jumpy and scary! I hate creepy dolls, I don’t know why I agree to watch those kind of films!

 

Plans for the week?

Today I’m taking my Gran shopping so we can get some extra Christmas bits for the family. I’m hoping town isn’t too busy because I can’t deal with too many people! The rest of the week I am just working so nothing exciting unfortunately!

 

Any plans for the weekend?

It’s my weekend off! Which means I get a 4 day break for Christmas, yay! We are hoping to get a mountain walk in either on the 23rd or on Christmas Eve, depending on the weather but so far it doesn’t look great so if it’s not good weather then I don’t have a clue what we will do.

 

What are you looking forward to?

Christmas festivities with my family! We don’t often get to spend time together but when we do, it’s always a good time! I am also very much looking forward to Spring too. I know it feels like a long time away but I can’t wait for lighter mornings and that fresh spring air!

 

Reflection of the week?

I’ve cut out sugar now from my diet (since yesterday, lol). I feel so rubbish and I haven’t been able to stop eating chocolate so I am now banning myself from it. I haven’t been to the gym either in like 2 weeks so I think tonight Josh and I will go together for the first time.. maybe 😉 We’ve been talking about the future a lot… I’ve probably mentioned before, we aren’t sure whether to save and get another property in 2019 or save and go travelling.. I obviously am leaning more so to travelling but I guess only time will tell and it will depend on whatever the future holds!

 

How are you feeling today?

I’ve just finished a lesson with Angela and my brain feels like it’s working overtime! Have any of you learnt a new language? I think it is so hard! Besides from that I feel a little tired even though I slept for 11 hours last night. I have a lot of things to get done today but I’m so not in the mood!

 

What’s something you miss?

I’m missing the girls. We tried to arrange a Jacobs join before Christmas but we can’t find a date everyone is free but it would be nice to catch up with them all! I also miss Thailand a hell of a lot, I think it’s where I belong.

 

What are you loving lately?

I’ve been using the Nuxe lip balm for a while now since the colder weather begun and I don’t go anywhere without it!

 

Plans for today?

Once I decide to get up off my bum I’m going to get the suitcases out of the garage and start packing for the weekend. I’m also going to do my nails and have a bit of a pamper day and then I will probably gym for an hour before dinner tonight.

 

Plans for the future?

This weekend we are going to London so I’m really looking forward to that then it will soon be Christmas and I plan to do lots of home cooking for that! Future plans would be to pack up and travel for a few years once we have paid the flat off so hopefully that dream will come true for us within the next year or so!

 

What’s your favourite smell?

Josh’s aftershaves, I love Burberry touch as that’s his smell but I got him Jimmy Choo Man last Christmas and that also smells amazing! Men’s perfume always smells so much nicer than ladies I think.

 

What’s inspiring you at the moment?

There are a few Swedish bloggers that inspire me constantly, Kenza, Janni and Angelica Blick are my favourite bloggers! I love their daily posts and their photographs are always so perfect! I wish Josh would photograph more for me.. maybe I’ll keep hinting a little more!

 

I am also up for a UK Blog award this year so if you could take 2 seconds to vote for me I would really appreciate it! Click here to vote! You can vote twice so if there’s anyone else up then place your vote for them too 🙂

 

Speak tonight, L.