Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January round up

I honestly can't believe that we're approaching the end of January already, it certainly doesn't seem like a whole month ago that I awoke with a stinking headache, no phone and only a hazy recollection of the events of the night before! But somehow it has been, and here's my round up of what I've got up to in the last 31 days:

This January I have:

  • Vowed not to drink too much ever again...my escapades on New Year's Eve cost me my recently upgraded mobile phone and some of my favourite eyeshadows as well as leaving me with a killer hangover, a badly grazed shoulder and severe embarrassment. Methinks I'll leave the drunkenness to other people from now on.
  • Celebrated 4 family birthdays, including my own. I turned 28 on 22nd January and enjoyed a lovely weekend with some of my closest friends and family, during which I was thoroughly spoiled. I really am a very lucky girl! :-)
  • Indulged in some shopping of both the sales and non-sales varieties...pictures will be up as soon as I can get hold of a decent camera!
  • Enjoyed a lovely 9 day holiday from work :-) I didn't really do much, but it was very nice to get up and go to bed when I pleased, go shopping and get my hair done and generally just laze around <3
  • And on the subject of work, I have actually felt more settled in my job and happier with my performance over the last few weeks. Whilst I'm nowhere near as competent and confident as I'd like to be, there have been definite signs of improvement and I'm hopeful that I'm moving in the right direction :-)
  • Seen my best friend J (and her husband) for the first time since last summer. The three of us met up for coffee and a chat on Saturday, and whilst we didn't have much time together ( they were only visiting for the weekend so had a seriously packed schedule!) it was lovely to see her again and catch up with all her news. I was especially delighted to discover that she's 14 weeks pregnant (she's due in late July) and to see a scan picture...I'm seriously so happy for her and her husband S and I can't wait for the new arrival.
  • Indulged in some girl time with 3 of my favourite ladies. We spent a little time shopping, saw "The Sitter" at the cinema and then rounded our afternoon off with a Nandos. It was an absolutely fantastic few hours and we were all agreed that we should make it a regular occurrence; it was the perfect Sunday treat.
  • Enjoyed nights in and out with old friends; these are often some of the highlights of my week and there was no exception this month. I'm so lucky to have such a fantastic group of friends and hope that we'll always be as close as we are now.
And that was my January. How was yours? Did you do anything exciting? Tell all...I'd love to hear from you!

Till next time...

Saturday, 28 January 2012


Just a very quick post to explain that a few changes are happening around here. Firstly, in terms of my blog layout and design, I've added a couple of new buttons and also created some new pages which I'll be updating in the near future. Secondly, I'll also be making a real effort to post a lot more frequently. I don't exactly know where my blogging mojo has been for all these months but it seems to have well and truly returned, and I've got lots of ideas for posts safely tucked away. Some will mark the return of old features (Highs and Lows, weekend  round ups, recipes and fashion posts), whereas others will be something new (I've got plans to write a series of reviews and I also want to experiment with beauty blogging). In addition, I'll also be revisiting many of the tags and memes I've participated in since I started blogging, and seeing just how much I've changed in the meantime! I know I've made similar claims before, but this really does feel like a new start for me and my blog and I'm really excited about starting to post regularly again!

And this, dear readers, is where you come in! Whilst my blog is first and foremost an outlet for personal expression and a place for me to explore my passions and interests and share what's important to me, it would be nothing without people to read it. So I'm asking you to have a read through my previous posts and tell me what works for you (and what doesn't), or just think about the kind of posts that you enjoy reading on your favourite blogs and let me know. The more ideas, the better as far as I'm concerned!

Anyway, that's all for now. Til next time...