06, 11, 2016
Before I plunge myself back into blogging I feel like I should catch you all up on what I’ve been up to over the past few months, and give you a cheeky preview into some of the upcoming posts you’ll be seeing over the next few weeks.
Above is a look back over my recent Instagram posts, which despite a blogging hiatus I managed to keep on top of and I finally hit and exceeded 1,000 followers. So let’s do a quick recap starting way back in August, which now seems like a lifetime ago, when I spent the month switching between birthday celebrations and being ill. I turned 28 and I had a night out with my closest friends, and I also had an indoor “BBQ” thanks to the rain leaving us housebound. Birthdays really do show you who cares and who will actually put the effort in with you, I’d rather have a smaller amount of close friends that I can know will be there for me 100% than a large group of friends who make you feel popular but don’t make you feel loved!
In September I went to the Bloggers Festival with my future housemate Abi and two of my favourite bloggers Ana and Cat, we had such a great time and I can’t wait for us to be reunited in two weeks when we attend #BloggersXmas, is anyone else going? I also got to see Ana at the Karma Moments event, two events that I somehow managed to find the time to post about, both ran by the lovely Scarlett who it’s always a delight to see. September was quite the planning month for me as one of my best friends turned 21 and we went away for the weekend. I helped get everyone in gear, sorting out the hotel, presents, cake, I’m quite the party planner even if I do say so myself, and we then danced the night away and made sure Amy had a great birthday. I also have about half a dozen family birthdays in September as well including my Nan and my Mum so it’s always a mad and very poor month for me.
October came and after starting with off straight away with another two birthdays the countdown was on to #bloggersinvadecenterparcs organised by LDNmeetup. This was the third trip for them, but I was either away or unable to get the time off work for the previous ones, so I was so pleased to be able to make this one. The day before we went I attended Trace PR’s SS17 preview and got to create my own cocktail and catch up with some bloggers I haven’t seen in forever. At Center Parcs I rode a bike for the first time in years, almost crashed into a kid and a tree but then it somehow came back to me and I was riding around on my own at some points. You really don’t ever forget! I am so not the outdoorsy, sporty type so I was quite pleased with myself across this weekend, along with riding the bike, I was on the winning team at bowling and I won on the arcade basketball game. Yes technically not sports but a win all the same! We went swimming, down the rapids and flumes, went to an American diner and had fancy cocktails, it was a lovely break and I will be blogging it more in depth soon.
October is one of my favourite months outside of any month filled with sunshine and August because of my birthday, and that is down to the wonder that is Halloween. I get so excited, planning for weeks what my outfit will be, making out in my head I’m going to magically possess amazing make up skills and have the best look of all. This year was no exception with the whole weekend planned well in advance, yes I do the whole weekend even if I’m the only one in fancy dress. But then I had a fall out with one of the girls it was all planned with, it completely fell apart and my Halloween weekend went to pot, absolutely gutted! Roll on next year!
Tuesday saw me start my new job and although I’ve only been there a week so there isn’t a lot to say, I’m so much happier than in my last position and I just feel more positive about life! On Wednesday I went for a Prosecco dinner with Amy to celebrate the new job and she gave me my belated birthday present and my early Christmas present, two beautiful Urban Decay palettes I have been lusting over for months. Pictures coming soon! And then this weekend was a bit of a reunion weekend as we went to a triple leaving do and a birthday celebration from our old job at Debenhams. We got to catch up with old friends, including Alison who at the last minute we convinced to come after not seeing her in something ridiculous like a year. I got to see my favourite boy who never fails to put a smile on my face, met one of my girls new boyfriend, Amy brought her boyfriend to meet everyone, saw a lot of old faces from work and just had a really great night with no drama. That’s never guaranteed with us unfortunately but we did it, and so this brings me up to date. Here’s to my second week at work, here’s to amazing friends who have helped me through a stressful time, here’s to my return to blogging and here’s to the future. Let’s make it a goodun!