This will be my last post of the year, crazy! And what a year it’s been… a year I’m not gonna talk about yet as I already have my 2016 reflections written and ready to publish here on the blog next week. See, I’m prepared. 😉
2016 has been an amazing year but I am so ready for 2017 now – new year, new adventures!
I am so excited to see what the future holds, praying it includes a whole lot of travel. 🌎✈️ Please Universe, please!!
I hope everyone has had an amazing 2016!! Enjoy your new years celebrations, stay safe, don’t drink too much and most importantly, have loads of fun!
Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my blogging journey this year, it’s been awesome.💕
I’m just writing this post to wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!! and a Happy New Year. This will be my last post now for at least a few days, as Christmas is here and I’m ready to celebrate with my famalam!! Also, the wifi is currently disconnected at my house and I’m typing this post from my phone which is surprisingly going quite well (well done little iPhone6). So hopefully I’ll be getting my wifi back soon but until then there will be no posts, so I hope you all have a lovely Christmas with your loved ones. May it be the best day ever. ❤️
Sunday was quite literally a day of rest for me, as I spent the morning and afternoon recovering from the night before. I lazed in bed, watched TV and ate super noodles. The perfect lazy day.
Late afternoon my Nan and sister came over for a chat and I spent the early evening stressing over wrapping my Secret Santa presents. Next year I am hiring someone to wrap my presents for me, those rolls of wrapping paper are too much.
Presents wrapped and cards written, I was ready to head to my best friends house for pre drinks with the girls, before heading to our favourite nightclub – Pinks.
Whilst at Emily’s we played shot pong, or should I say, we attempted to play shot pong. Basically beer pong but with shots, it was impossible to get the ball in the glass, in the end we gave up and just downed the shots one after the other. That’s the best way to do it though right?
Drinks flowing and feeling merry, it was time for us to exchange our Secret Santa pressies. Exciting!! Emily opened her presents first, which were from me, then it was my turn. Although it was supposed to be Secret Santa, I already knew Emily had bought for me, she hadn’t told me or anything but I just knew. Emily bought me some amazing presents, really thoughtful and generous and I am going to be doing a haul post all about them this week so stay tuned for that!
Next it was Daisy’s turn to open her presents, Chantal had bought her some very funny gifts including an inflatable boyfriend and a ‘grow your own weed’ set. Ha ha, brilliant.
Last up was Chantal, who had Daisy as her Santa. Daisy bought Chantal a hangover kit, which should come in very useful for Chantal and I may just have to borrow it myself ha ha.
I think we all received some great presents this year and I am so thankful for the thoughtful and wonderful gifts Emily bought me. Thank you Emily.
Around 10pm the girls and I got a taxi to Pinks thinking it was so early we would miss the queue, so you can imagine we were surprised when we arrived to find there was already a pretty long queue. To be fair it went pretty quickly, I think we were only waiting for about 15 minutes so that’s much better than the 3 hours I waited last year at Halloween – never again.
Inside the club it was rammo jammo (my words for busy, if you weren’t sure), Pinks is always busy the week before Christmas but this was mad. Like I didn’t even feel tipsy at any point throughout the night because I barely drunk anything the queues were so long. Kinda good for my liver though I guess, lol.
We managed to find some space to dance and have fun and we spent a good amount of time in each room, thinking about it now I can’t remember many of the songs we danced too, oooh except I do remember them playing ‘Baby‘ by Justin Bieber. YES! Also the house room was pretty on point, we spent ages in there. They played two of my favourite songs – ‘Feed‘Em To TheLions‘ and ‘WillGriggs OnFire‘, love them too much!! ‘WillGriggsOnFire‘ just reminds me of Magaluf, and ‘Feed‘Em‘ is the song which reminds me of Malia!
The house room was so crazy on Sunday, usually the whole room vibrates but this was on a whole other level. It was actually giving me a headache and I could feel my whole body vibrating because of the music. Mad.
Around 2am, the girls and I were all danced out so we headed to my favourite room in Pinks – the Diner and we ordered all the food. Obviously I got my favourite cheesy chips, they are literally the best thing about Pinks. No one makes cheesy chips like Pinks. Ah, thinking about them now I’m craving them so much!!
Once we finished our food we went back to Emily’s house to stay the night as we were all going to go for breakfast together the next morning, yay! Chantal and I had to sleep on the floor and apparently I kept hogging the duvet throughout the night, oops sorry Chantal. Bless her, Chantal is too cute.
Monday morning we decided to go back to the carvery for breakfast as Chantal had been before and recommended it. It was a great decision to go to the carvery for breakfast as it was amazing. All you can eat for just under £5 and they weren’t lying. You could go back up to the buffet as many times as you wanted. I had scrambled eggs on toast which was delicious, two Yorkshire puddings which of course were amazing and can I just say, yassss Yorkshire Pud’s for breakfast. #Breakfast goals. I also had bacon and sausages, the sausages were great too and normally I’m quite fussy with sausages so I’m impressed. I will 100% be heading back to the carvery for breakfast, I wish I could go tomorrow.
Whilst at breakfast we got cute and Christmassy and pulled some crackers which was fun! It was like a little Christmas breakfast with my fave gals and I had such a good time with them. We had great conversations, loads of giggles, and it was generally just good vibes all round. I’m so blessed to have such a great friendship group, I love Emily, Chantal and Daisy lots!
Then after a lovely breakfast with the girls, it was time to go home. Thankfully my Dad picked me up so I didn’t have to spend money on a taxi, woop woop!
I spent the rest of my Monday lounging about in bed watching Hannah Montana, feeling thankful for the wonderful people in my life.
I had such a great Christmassy weekend with the best people, now I’m really looking forward to Christmas with my family and New Years Eve with the girls.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend too, what did you get up to? Did you do anything festive? Let me know in the comments!
Six more sleeps to go, six more sleeps ’til Santa, six more sleeps ’til the big fat fella comes down your chimney and brings you presents and drinks your beer, six more sleeps ’til Santa…
So with just under a week to go until Christmas day, the festivities have officially begun and the Christmas spirit has arrived!
This past weekend has been one filled with happiness, laughter and friendship and I’m 100% feeling the festive cheer and have to say me and the gals did good this year.
Kicking the weekend off in the right way, I went for a lovely dinner at the carvery on Friday night with my gorgeous besties Emily and Chantal. Usually the girls and I will go for a Nando’s or Frankie and Benny’s, we have never been for a carvery together before so it was sweet to do something different and also very Christmassy.
Emily, Chantal and I had a lovely time together, with fab conversations and so many giggles. I love spending time with these gals!
Next on the agenda was a night out on Saturday for my friend Vikki’s birthday. Forgetting our planned trip to Nando’s and instead opting for a quick and easy McDonald’s, we made sure everyone knew how classy we were as we each downed a cheeky shot in the fast food restaurant.
We then headed to Wetherspoon’s to get the drinks in and sit down for a giggle, mainly at my expense since I spilt my whole drink all over me. For goodness sake, what am I like? It was a full drink too, I’d had about one sip, such a waste. Luckily the hand dryers in the ladies worked wonders and I was good to go in no time.
Drinks finished we headed for a jam sesh in Rachel’s car and Vikki, Atlanta and I shared a Malibu and coke together. Rachel doesn’t drink, hence why she drove, and we had the best time chilling in her car singing and dancing along to all the best tunes. Think of it like a carpool karaoke, but perhaps more wild if Atlanta’s performance of Robbie Williams ‘Let Me Entertain You‘ is anything to go by. I have never seen anything more hilarious, Atlanta is hands down one of the funniest people I have ever met.
Half an hour or so later, it was time for CLUBBING!! We went to Revolution, better known as REVS, which is one I go to every now and then but not too often. I have to say I had so much fun at REVS, it’s a great place and I’ll definitely be heading back soon.
I definitely drank a little too much, and the girls and I did lots and lots of shots, of course making sure Vikki had the birthday cake shot. We danced the night away and had so much banter in the smoking area, it was a crazy funny night and I had the best time.
Before heading home Vikki and I went for another cheeky McDonald’s. As we sat in McDonald’s I could not stop laughing because Vikki is just too funny, she kept shouting that Ronaldo was in McDonald’s, I wish ha ha. We also had to put up with a very drunk guy sitting next to us, waffling on in my ear. I was like ‘mate, I don’t even know you’ to which he turns and screeches at me ‘HI! YOU KNOW ME NOW’, too funny. Vikki and I were in stitches, this girl honestly brings out the funniest, wackiest, giggliest side of me and I love her lots.
Vikki and I live close to each other, so after scoffing our faces with cheese bites we shared a taxi home and I went to bed a very happy, chirpy gal, ready to get a good nights sleep in before the next day of fun and festivities with the girls…
La-la-di, la-la-da, la-la-daa, Singing in the shower – BECKY G
Singing in the shower is one of life’s greatest pleasures, something I genuinely look forward to on my days off when I’m home alone with no one around to hear me, because if anyone was to hear me sing then that would be more than embarrassing for me.
I belt out songs as if I’m auditioning for The X Factor, as if I’m on my very first world tour, as if I’m featuring on One Direction’s first single post break.
I don’t just sing, I perform.
My favourite song to sing in the shower at the moment is Closer by The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey. An absolute banger of a song, I love love love it.
Shoot For The Stars is my new favourite bath bomb from Lush. Part of the Christmas collection, this is an absolutely stunning product which I will definitely be stocking up on so I have some to last me throughout next year.
A round, blue coloured bath bomb detailed with 3 beautiful gold star bath melts, I knew from the moment I saw Shoot For The Stars that I had to have it. It is the most exciting, magical looking bath bomb you could wish for and perfect for this time of year.
Although my scent describing could use a little work, I would say that Shoot For The Stars smells like cookie. I don’t know particularly which cookie, but it’s sweet smelling and not too intense. This makes the bath bomb even more perfect for me as I am definitely a lover of sweet scented products.
*The official Lush website describes Shoot For The Stars to have a sweet caramel honey fragrance*.
Once placed in the bath, the product fizzes and dissolves into a sea of blue, whilst the stars fall out to float around the bath magically until they melt away. I love this as I think it makes the bath bomb so amazing, unique and special, who wouldn’t want a bath filled with stars?
To add to the beauty, Shoot For The Stars turns the bath water into a sparkly Heaven. Beautiful specks of shimmery gold shine along with the blue of the water as though you are bathing in the glorious midnight sky, it really is so dreamy.
Shoot For The Stars is a product which fascinates me and one I love using so much. I will definitely be purchasing many more of these before Christmas is up.
I would highly recommend this bath bomb to anyone and everyone who wishes for a truly magical bath time. Also if you’re a fan of the Intergalactic bath bomb, then you will love Shoot For The Stars.
Have you used Lush’s Shoot For The Stars bath bomb? What’s your favourite product from Lush’s Christmas range?