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    Christmas as a Grown Up – Do Attitudes Change?

    5 days until Christmas! My attitude towards Christmas has been rather different this year. It’s something that’s been on my mind over the last few weeks as we entered the festive season. I’m not sure whether it’s because I’m ‘grown up’ now, who knows, but I thought I’d share my feelings in case anyone else is in the same boat. My family is not religious, yet we, like many families, still celebrate Christmas. Decorations, food, presents, family gatherings, games, music and films. That’s all part of this time of year for me. I love it. We only put the Christmas tree away yesterday… As much as I look forward to…

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    Festive Films to Get You Ready for Christmas*

    Ok, I know it’s not December yet, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about Christmas, right? I’m already getting a festive feel when out and about, whether it’s seeing gifts in the shops or the Christmas decorations adorning town centres. With that in mind, I’m thinking it’s acceptable to start off the Christmas blog posts. What better way to do that than with some festive films. No doubt we all have a list of movies that are a must-watch this time of year. I love cosying up in front of the TV in my pyjamas when it’s cold outside. A mug of tea or hot chocolate wouldn’t go…

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    Goodbye 2016

    I have read several posts on the new year over the past few days, that originally I was not going to do one. However, I do not know why, after 18 years on the planet, it has suddenly dawned on me that we only live each year once. There will never again be a 2016 or a 2015 etc. so I feel it is important to reflect on the past 365 days (or was it a gap year?) and also look ahead to what 2017 may have to offer. Sometimes it is hard to remember everything that has happened this year. It has been quite a crazy one! The beginning…

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    My Winter Favourites

    Apologies for blogging being so messed up as we approach Christmas. Schedules have gone out the window in favour of random blogging when I can. I have never done a ‘favourites’ post before, so thought I would get this one in before Christmas. L’Oreal Paris Ultra Precision Eyeliner Although I only got this eyeliner yesterday, I have had my eye on it for a while. I wanted an eyeliner where the colour was strong, like a liquid eyeliner, but the application was in a pen style, as I find that easier to apply. This is the perfect combination and it did not disappoint when I used it. 2. Rimmel London…

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    My Top 10 Christmas Food and Drink

    Hello everyone! Sorry for the lack of posting over the past couple of days, but I was not feeling too great so spent most of my time curled up on the sofa. How good was the Strictly final though?! I would usually do a video today, but I felt in the mood to write and I am also going to see the new Star Wars later, so do not have time to film and upload! I have not done a foodie post in a while and as it is Christmas, what better time than to talk food and drink! I will be giving you the run through of my Top…

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    Christmas Decorations

    Hello everybody! I am not calling this a Blogmas post, as I have decided to do Vlogmas instead. However, it is that time of year when we are getting festive and going all out on the decorations. This year in my house though, I feel that it is noticeably more subtle. Of course, we have all the usual Christmassy delights such as the tree, tinsel and lights, but there is a more sophisticated feel. We have waved goodbye to the tacky decorations that were no doubt picked out by me and my brother when we were three, and instead are sticking to the neutral tones that already fill the living…