Christmas Tag

Hello Sweet Peas,
Guess what? It’s just 16 days till Christmas!!!!!! (just thought I’d remind you..) The countdown to Christmas this year seems to be everywhere and everyone seems to be really full of Christmas spirit, I absolutely love it. I have a few blog posts planned as we get closer to Christmas and a little surprise as we get to the ’12 days before’ 😉 (and that’s all I’m spilling)
However I wanted to find some Christmassy blog post to please you with right now and trying to scan through the whole of my brain finding some inspiration has proven to be rather difficult. So I thought I’d find a little Christmas tag to get me even more excited for Christmas..
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1. What is your favourite Christmas Movie/s?
I love practically any Christmas film but it’s certainly a close call between Elf and The Holiday, they are the ultimate Christmas films. Eeeek.
2. Do you open your presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning?
Christmas morning ALWAYS. Santa doesn’t come till then…. Phfsss….
3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?
I have so so so many. Christmas is such a memorable time as it’s a time me and my family really properly get together. The whole of the Holidays is spent together as it’s most of our birthdays in December also, so the whole period is such a special time.
4. Favourite festive food?
1. Chocolate… preferably Roses….
2. Pigs in blankets
3. you’ll think I’m crazy…., but ….. sprouts!
5. Favourite Christmas gift?
I love homemade and thoughtful gifts, this year I’m making my whole family their own personalized gingerbread man to suit them and their personality.
6. Favourite Christmas scent?
ANYTHING CINNAMON
7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?
The typical mince pie and whiskey of course 😉 but other than that, not really however this year we’ve decided that Christmss pj’s and Christmas films is a must!

8. What tops your tree?
A very funny looking fairy

9. As a kid what was the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?
I’ve thought long and hard about this and have actually gone mind blank.. oppss.. one thing I did always want however was one of them funny little penguins that made slusshy ice.. yep never got one.. Haha.

10. What’s the best part about Christmas for you?
Well this could be a very long list……
I love the clothes, warm cosy nights, twinkly lights, tinsel, singing with my grandad, fluffy socks, Christmas candles, hot chocolate, Christmas shopping, Christmas chocolate, Christmas films, Christmas songs, that Christmas eve feeling. Yep I’m a huge child… and no shame.

I hope you liked this little Christmas post, and if you weren’t in the Christmas mood just yet, you best be now!!!

I tag anyone who fancies a go at this,

Speak soon,

Holl xxx

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The beach is my second home

Hello sweet peas,

I’m here to share another one of my lovely family days out with you and to the place I consider home (I’ve always aspired to be a mermaid, secretly) yes you guessed, the beach!

Anywhere where there is sand and a calming sea to satisfy all my thoughts away pleases me greatly.

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Me, mumma, Ella, Nana and my uncle all decided a family day out to chill out at the beach was needed, as we are all indeed great lovers of the sunshine. We don’t live too far away luckily, so after only a 1 and half hour drive we finally arrived and quite quickly set up for a wonderful lazy day with a beautifully clear sky and sea. I’m also the worlds biggest book worm so of course I had to bring a fabby read with me, I bought “One Day”, I’ve just started reading this book as I absolutely adored the film. It is taking me a bit to get into but so far I’m actually really enjoying getting to read and experience parts they couldn’t show in the film.

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I also loved spending time with my little sister because oh boy the busy life of that one 12 year old astonishes me. I never ever see her anymore. Never the less we shall always be incredibly close and it was such a lovely thing to be able to have a catch up and a good old sing on the way (me and my sister jamming to frozen is always one of my happiest things in life) I actually love being able to watch my sister grow into a young woman and I cherish in being her older sister, in hoping she looks up to me, that would be wonderful.

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The ability just to escape reality and enjoy a day away from the daily tasks and aspects of life is so great when you spend the day with your toes in the sand. “Life at the beach it better” as I always say, almost as if looking right down at the sea beyond all them miles – you’re free.

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I also conquered one of my biggest fears that day and felt extreme achievements – for the first time in 3 years I faced having an ice cream and out in public. It was most certainly one of the scariest things I’ve done, yet another step forward to a happier and healthier life. I don’t want to be deprived from the tiniest pleasures in life and I’m working on it. It just takes a hell lot of will power and determination with a dash of stubbornness – and if you know me you shall be very aware or my stubbornness…

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Happiness is so much more important than stresses, worries and fears in life and I want you all to remember this, day in day out.

Speak soon,

Holl xxx

 

The inner Writer – 10 days of writing 7 & 8

Hello Sweet Peas,

Yes, I’m back and still striving through my little writing challenge. Okay yes I know I haven’t exactly stuck to ’10 days’ but hey I’m giving you two days in one here so you can’t complain really 😉 You’ll get 9 & 10 tomorrow also, so shush!

Anyway, I’ve been busy, busy, busy with lots of fictional ideas and upcoming blog posts (Which I promise I will get my bum in to gear and post soon!)

Memories – What are some of your most cherished memories? Did these events create a significant impact on your life today?

Me and memories have an awfully odd relationship. In fact sat here trying to answer that question quite literally scares me, as all of a sudden with such a large possibilities of answers, I feel brain washed. I can’t remember something so significant in which I cherish, unless it comes to me when I least expect it, please say this isn’t only myself?

Yet vaguely over my life so far, I remember wonderful  summers as a child, huge groups of friends and the never ending water fights, in which always resulted to me being the one soaked from head to toe (that’s what you get for being friends with a group of lads Hollie). I like to sit back and remember Christmases, times in which me and my whole family are completely and ease and happy, it allows me to feel enthused towards my own family and future. I adore Christmas and obviously Christmas shopping and I’m probably just weird in the fact thinking about it makes me super excited.. we are only in July.. opps.

In all honesty I don’t believe memories affect us in who we are today because it’s just the memory but they can certainly give us an idea on how to view something in this present moment. I think good memories however are there simply to remind us that positive things are possible in guiding us to the lighter aspects of life. They’re there to pick you back up again and remind you that there are good times and moments, in which we can sit back and smile.

Enchantment – What is your favorite Fairy Tale, Story, Fable, or Myth? How does the story enchant your mind?

You should have all guessed how much I love this topic because I am the worlds biggest Disney and Disney Princess freak…… opps.

As a kid growing up I was the biggest reader from at least around the age of two, I’ve loved fantasy, fairy tales and the whole idea of imagination and other worlds. I’ve always loved the idea of being able to create something completely down to yourself, never created before in which you can make your own. It’s magical.

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I have three main favorites – Rapunzel, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. They’re my absolute favorites.

Rapunzel has always been a favorite of mine simply because of her hair, as silly as that may sound, I admired it always as a kid. The only put off was the pink dress…. I never liked pink.. Also, as much I adore the original I am kind of a huge sucker for the Disney animated film version ‘Tangled’, I think it’s made with such a brilliant twist on the story…. and no I do not listen to the sound track..

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But that’s why I loved good old Cinderella, now I wanted to be her completely! She was the Disney princess that I completely consider perfect, everyone always said Belle but I liked to differ. Plus I always love the whole idea of the glass slipper and how simply a pair of shoes brought her to her one true love… which in life would never happen. See this is why fantasy is better right? 😉

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And lastly, Alice In Wonderland in which I seriously adore the story so so so much and I think it’s because it involves so much fantasy and that beyond pulls me in. I remember my Nana once giving me an old, original, version of the book which I’ve read an absolutely love and as much as love some of the remakes of this story, nothing will ever beat the original. Alice is such a wonderful character and I think as a kid she just reminded me of myself, which is probably why I love the story so much.. I just longed to be Alice… Haha.

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Speak Soon,

Holl xxx

The inner writer – 10 days of writing 2

Okay, I know I’ve already failed at sticking to ’10 days’ but hey I’ll never change (I’m working on it okay ;-)) The past few days I haven’t even had a minute to sit down and blog never mind begin to think of what to create beneath my fingertips.

Never the less, I feel today’s little topic suits the day far better, it’s mumma’s birthday! Wahey!

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Happiness – What is your own secret for happiness? What one word would you use to describe in how to be truly happy?

I think this topic can be extremely blown out of proportion, we all answer in similar ways and along extremely unoriginal lines. We’ll claim the obvious – family, friends, love, shopping, eating, running, dancing and so on – I mean of course these things are there to supply us with happiness yet despite the joy they bring us we continuously take them for granted. Doesn’t that kind of give the idea of happiness a hint of false hope?

My secret for happiness? Don’t try, which probably sounds extremely weird but yes you heard – don’t try. Trying to be happy will lead you nowhere because honestly, if you are having to try at the start, you mustn’t be truly happy at all. I believe in time happiness will come at it’s own pace and one day you’ll stop for a second and realize that you’re no longer worrying about the job interview coming up or don’t seem to have the slightly ounce of care about what the girl sat opposite thinks of you. That’s happiness, when you can let go, let go and not even try because you already are.

Of course, I have to follow the crowd and with today being Mumma’s birthday, I want to state how bloody happy that woman makes me. I cannot even express how much I treasure her and days like today, again we are off to Nana’s for a ‘Birthday BBQ’ (however of course the great British weather has lead us to the classic indoor BBQ, great) Never the less our little family get together always puts a huge smile on my face. They allow me to be truly happy and I believe when we all come together the buzz always creates a warm happiness, well when my sister isn’t being the moodiest creature to walk the Earth (oh the joys of 12 year olds)

I guess when it comes down the it, each and every one of us interpret happiness in each and every possible way but that’s what makes it so wonderful. If something makes you happy in which you truly believe, never let anyone stand in the way of that.

And if you find yourself not so happy today, think of all the reasons you should be rather than not, put a smile upon your face and I swear it can work miracles.

Speak soon,

Holl xxx

On the route to happiness

Hello sweet pea’s,

Guess who’s been a busy bee? Me! For the past week or so I literally have not stopped. I’ve been here there and everywhere and quite literally when I decided to miss my train stop and end up in London Huston (taking in account I live in the North West.. oppssie) Anyway putting that aside it’s actually been a really wonderful and positive looking week, the buissness has had less of that draining dread and more of a optical buzz. A very busy bee has also created and extremely happy Hollie! So, of course I’m going to fill you in, lucky you 😉 (but grab a cuppa, this could take a while)

First was fathers day, I’m not usually the biggest fan of mothers and fathers days, whether that’s just because my and mum like to spend time and treat each other regularly I don’t know. Although this year due to the weather claiming to be the tiniest bit summery, me, mumma and my little sister all headed for a yummy BBQ at my Nana’s and Grandads. Yet British weather being it’s usual indecisiveness self decided to supply us with wind, rain and cloud (did I mention how much this depresses me?) however we still managed by having a fabby ‘inside BBQ’ (good old Nana to the rescue, ey?)

I loved spending the day with my grandad, as he is actually a huge idol and inspiration to me. He’s the type of man that will keep himself to himself but observe and fully care about everyone. If something is important and needed to be said he will say it and tell you, yet if it doesn’t he will keep out of it and stay quiet. This is why over the past year or so his words have really helped me more that most because whenever he has valued me with his opinion, I have known it’s 100% true. Anyway, despite the overall soppy side to me a grandad, we actually spent most of the night singing because we both love it way too much. Even if we did drive the whole house mad…. opsie, haha.

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The next thing coming up on the Hollie calendar was one of my best friends birthdays and of course me being the most wonderful friend that I am, had to plan a surprise and treat her a little. It turned out quite a success as I got together a few of our closest friends and had a cheeky little get together, which was nice just to spend some time together, as it doesn’t happen that often. She actually really enjoyed it and to know that was the most comforting thing in the world.

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Luckily I can easily escape a hangover, so there was no issue in carrying on my fabby week 😉

The weekend hit and I then took a trip the Manchester to meet some lovely girls Clare, Issy, Daisy, Daisy, Sally, Olivia and Ellie, whom I’ve been wanting to meet for quite a while. So seen as the sun was shining and it was a wonderful day we decided to meet up for a spot of lunch and a shop (of course) in which I bought the prettiest skirt from urban outfitters. It’s was £30 reduced to £10, how could I not? See 😉 I can honestly say they are the friendliest and most perfect girls to spend the day with and talking with them made me incredibly happy and was the most comfortable I’ve felt in a long time. Plus I had Fro-Yo for the first time ever, and I swear I can’t believe I’ve never tried it, where have you been all my life?20140623-014627 pm.jpg

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Meeting all these girls was wonderful and meeting my little Ellie who I feel like I’ve known forever, I can honestly say she has opened my eyes up to so much positivity and possibilities in life. I really didn’t want to leave and cannot wait to see her again. She is truly a friend I’ll treasure forever. Plus our photos were super cute, sorry.

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These small things over the past week I’ve realized have actually been massive, as I think we forget through life to stop and value the people around us. I know I know, that’s a very vague and common thing to state, yet I believe it’s true. These people in my life bring me so much joy and happiness and that’s the most natural and satisfying treatment of them all.

I then ended my week with the most fantastic run and yummy healthy, yes healthy pancake breakfast, (the recipe shall be up soon ;-)) as the sun was then shining and the weather was marvelous, it was like the week was made for me.

 

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And lastly (yes I swear I’m finishing my blabbering soon) I want to mention another little diamond in my life at the moment, Tiny Tim! And yes don’t be deceived by the ‘tiny’ because he is actually a guinea pig and not a hamster 😉 I think I mentioned in an older post that our guinea pigs had supplied us with a whole family of baba guinea pigs. I can honestly say it’s been the most hectic few weeks looking after them and more so my little Tiny Tim as we were in complete worry he wasn’t going to make it. He was unbelievably small and really struggled to gain any weight however he has now luckily started eating and gaining weight! He completely my good luck charm and I swear he was brought into this world for us to fight together.

 

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So that’s it, as you can see every thing has been tip top and I hope this has supplied you with any sort of motivation to get up and do because trust me it’s such a refreshing feeling.

What have you guys been up to?

Speak soon,

Holl xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Murder Mystery – MouseTrap

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I love the theater! I always have done from being as young as I can remember (I’m a literature freak, common of course I do!)  I love the atmosphere and the experience of watching someone acted so wonderfully right before you. It supplies you with a much warmer feeling than attending the cinema or slouching on your couch in front of you poxy screen at home. The lights, the action and the impression in leaves is completely extra ordinary.

As I am seeming to have more and more time on my hands recently, there was no doubt in my mind when my Nana asked if I’d like to go to the theater to watch Mouse Trap 60th anniversary tour, with her on Tuesday night (Plus I’m the only one in the family that even would…Haha). The night turned out fabulous and it was so nice just to spend time out and genuinely enjoying something within humanity. Even if we did spend half an hour people watching and laughing at them.. opps (Granddaughter like Nana ey ;-))

 

 

20140612-111346 am.jpgAnyway on to the play, if you didn’t know Mouse Trap is a murder mystery and is currently on it’s 62nd year with over 250,000 acted shows. It’s the longest running stage show in history and needed to see it. I actually had never read the book before I went so I was slightly doubted into what to expect, yet it was wonderful. The acting was brilliant, the cast were fantastic and the telling of the story was so well done.

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Unfortunately pictures obviously weren’t aloud to be taken throughout the play however I was that hooked into it I don’t think I’d even wanted to. It wasn’t even till half time that I realized my bum had gone completely numb and I’d polished off my drink…opps..

I’d love to express to you the murderer and tell you how it ended but I wouldn’t want to spoil it, (plus I’m drawn the secrecy ;-)) however it was completely unexpected and really finished the play off perfectly.

If you really want to know you shall have to find out yourself… trust me, you wouldn’t regret it!

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The night was so so good and me an Nana have decided more theater trips are needed – I think The Woman In Black is next on the list ooo.

I also loved what I was wearing, so here’s a little OOTD, kinda….

Top – Miss Selfridges

Skirt- ASOS- I adore this skirt and it’s perfect for spring because it’s light, not too cold and not too hot, plus it was reasonable priced £22. Bargin!

Shoes- Matalan BEST BUY IN AGES I SWEAR!

Also, I know I missed the lil recipe yesterday, I do apologies I was just completely rushed off my feet and before I knew it, it was 11pm and I needed my bed. However I’m not leaving you hanging! I do have one ready and I shall pop it up later. Two blog posts in one day… aren’t you lucky 😉

Never the less, I am now off to enjoy the sun!

Speak soon,

Holl xx

 

Family Lovin’ – A cheeky haul and Healthy pizza making

Over the past few days I’ve spent quite a bit of time with the old famlam and genuinely sitting back and relaxing for five minutes. Despite our continuous busy lives, we can become so wrapped up in our own little world that I find we forget that something so simple as taking a little shopping trip, or cuddling up to watch a film with your mum can actually be a great ‘re-fuller’ (If you like) It’s a great reminder and allows you to sit back into things that really matter and a relief from ‘stress’.

On Wednesday me, mumma and my nana took a lovely trip to Dunelm Mill (which is the most adorable home decor and furniture shop, if you have no clue what I’m on about) Yes, I’m not just a complete clothes freak when it comes to shopping – I’m a sucker for anything home related also.. opps..

I find a weird and wonderful joy in ‘adapting’ my room and adding cute new things around the house (It’s probably scary how happy it makes me, haha) so of course I was in my element. We went in the get a ‘few bits’ and ending up spending over £200, but shh. So I thought I’d give you little insider into what I bought.

The first thing I brought my eye upon was the cushions! For so long now I’ve wanted some cushions to build up my bed, giving it a comfier and fuller look, however finding the right ones? Well that’s been a hell of challenge but I finally found some in which I liked and that matched my room! Wahey! I absolutely adored these and thought they added a really quirky effect to my room, and they were only £6.99 = a very satisfied Hollie.

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Next Of course I ventured my way around the decor sections and due to my room I always head to the bath room sections because they supply my beachy needs…..

After many decisions and mumma choosing a new shower head I finally came across this little beauty and I couldn’t say no.

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See why I couldn’t say no?! It’s too cute and fitted perfectly, and again adds that quirky effect. I also love diffusers, room sprays, and candles (I’m way too obsessed in things smelling nice) Again, I’ve wanted a diffuser for so so long but have never actually gone to buy one and this way also reasonably priced at just £4.99. Bargain!

 Another thing that’s also been on my list for what seems forever now is some sort of flower arrangement, I love flowers for just filling a spot and of course they do that brilliantly. However, due to my icky hay fever and the short life span I actually hate the thought of a real bouquet in my room. Yet, I soon found my problem solved as here they had a huge selection of artificial flowers in which you could pick and choose whatever you wished to satisfy you.20140605-011228-pm.jpg

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I also picked up frame for my bedside table which was unbelievably cheap at just £1.99, and fills it’s purpose perfectly.

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After completely exploring the whole bedroom section from top to bottom, me being the complete foodie that I am had to go to the kitchen section. Despite actually needing a few new plates, I then had to venture into buying the cutest floral, vintage serving platter and breakfast set (I mean how could I not when my breakfast looked this great this morning?)

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I love all the vintage, and floral style bits and bobs, more so for your kitchen (yes, I know I’m rather late on the band wagon) and these were again so reasonably priced at it all coming to £25, so once again we had a satisfied Hollie.

I’m actually a massive family girl and anytime I can get to spend with my mum, nana, or sister I usually love. With me and my sister seeming to be continuously in different places sometimes it’s hard for us all to just stop to sit down and even have dinner together. So yesterday I ventured out to good old morrisons I decided to get some wholemeal pitta’s and lots of pizza ingredients for us to have a go at some healthy pizza’s. To my surprise they turned out 10 times better than what I thought, even Ella enjoyed them!

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And wahey, they turned out perfectly!

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And super easy too! Just use a wholemeal pitta for your base, some tomato puree (or alternatively I used hummus) and top with literally anything you like, I chopped us a selection of veggies, mushrooms and ham, grated cheese and feta for moi!

I know this post has been a little bit mix n match but hey, I’m best at the blabbering.

We’ve also had baby guinea pigs in the past week, which I shall update you on very soon!

Speak soon,

Holl xx

 

25 Facts About Moi..

Today is a good day and I’m feeling very motivated and positive (despite being so cold that I can’t actually feel my nose anymore.. ow) But, yes even still I feel extremely content that I haven’t spent the day lazing around and what not, I’ve actually been rather productive, so much it feels about six in the evening rather than one in the afternoon..

I thought I’d try doing something a little bit different, I’m not really stuck on what to write actually however I’m somewhat frustrated in the sense I feel my blog has no structure or flows in any particular direction. Don’t get me wrong I do know this doesn’t always have to be the case – obviously you can write whatever the hell you want! However that does somehow reach you to dead ends.

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1. Unlike most people I really like my full name (Go mumma!) I don’t know why, but if people ask what do you like most about yourself I like to say my name – no one ever says that.

2. I’m the worlds biggest morning person, I love getting up early, which you can guess annoys practically everyone!

3. I’m a hugeee coffee addict…

4. I prefer to be organized, it makes me feel a lot clearer in my head, if not I just loose the will the live.

5. I love to paint and I also taught myself to paint (a paint brush used to be a foreign language to me I swear!)20140111-031241 pm.jpg

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6. I’m super conscious about smelling bad, so I have so many room sprays and perfumes it’s unbelievable. My favorites are Angel and Burberry – Brit. I literally live in these 24/7, mmm.

7. Like most I’m quite a different person once you’ve gotten to know me, I’m actually really out going but also a moody mare, keep that in mind.

8. I love the sun and bright weather more than anything, I have SAD (seasonal effective disorder) the light in the winter instantly messes with the chemicals in my brain – so summer make a huge difference to my mood, outlook, and thought process. Or just give me a cocktail on a Hawaiian beach and that will be spot on.. Haha.

9. I desperately want a hamster. (I’ll protest until I can get one!!!!) However I do adore my bunny Cheeky.

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10. I love to run.

11. Shopping is my weakness…….So is Matt Smith… Oppss.

12. My little sister is the one person I would do anything for. If she needs me I’m there, whenever it may be. She fills be with so much hope and joy every day.

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13. I love socializing and my own company, I believe they’re both beneficial.

14. I have a slight obsession with Swizzels Love Heart sweets. ( So much I bought a phone case design, and 100 packets…)

15. Writing is my biggest passion – whenever I feel alone, I just turn to my notebook or laptop and write away. I feel as if through many struggles it’s the one thing I’ve always turned to.20140111-031407-pm.jpg

16. I’m actually a really confident person at the right times

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I want to learn to be happy with myself. This is wonderful.

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(well, trying to be.. haha) – over the past few years, despite recent battles, I have grown into a stronger person and I think it’s hitting the point of feeling fear yet still doing it anyway.

17. I adore slipper socks. So much I once told everyone all I wanted for Christmas was slipper socks, guess what I got.

.18. I’m scared of having my hair cut – yes I’m genuinely scared of hair dressing scissors coming anywhere near my head. Thank god my mum was a hair dresser, no one else has a chance.

19. I have so man y long distance friendships, that mean the world to me, and I wish I could see them everyday.

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This is my best Scottie friend Lisa. I adore her.I hate distance. I wish It was this easy, haha.

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Kamara is like the big sister I’ve never had – she drew this containing all of our favorite things. I shall always love it.

20. I’m a huge girl when it comes to benefit make-up ah.

21. I like getting negative and critical feed back just as much as positive, I feel it to be a whole lot more beneficial. You can challenge yourself more.

22. Jamie McGuire, Dan Wells, John Green, and Jacqueline Wilson are my favorite authors.

23. I only trust one person.

24. I really have taken a crazy liking to onesies. Opps.

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I know own three… opps

25. I want to travel.

There you go a tiny bit about myself, I do apologies for not being the world most exciting person, haha. I do try though 😉

I don;t know if anyone prefers these types of posts, lifestyle – or if you prefer the thoughts and writing. I think I like both. What would you like to see more of? Or any ideas you’d maybe like me to have a pop at, don’t be afraid to say.

Speak soon,

Holl.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year..”

Okay, so if you know me personally you shall know that as soon as the 1st of December falls upon us, I almost burst with complete excitement (September this year….but shhh!) I have quite literally driven everyone completely bonkers this year, more so today as I have played Christmas songs since 9 am, I have no shame okay! 😉

I absolutely adore Christmas, I have no deny, as a Christmas baby myself. I think it’s such a cosy, calm, and loving time of year that I feel everyone looses touch of because of constant “Christmas stress”. See, I’m even slightly bonkers in the fact I enjoy “stressful Christmas shopping”, it excites me even more, opps.

I think what I do miss about Christmas the most though is the different type of joy and excitement you felt back when you were five years old. I mean what was ever better than dancing around your living room to “Santa Claus is coming to town” late on Christmas eve, before placing that yummy mince pie and carrot out for Santa and Rudolf. The amazing feeling of anticipation and nervousness in hoping you’re not awake when he arrives, while wondering if you really will meet Santa placing the presents you’ve been extra good for all year underneath your perfectly decorated Christmas tree. To wake on Christmas morning bouncing out of bed without any hesitation at all, rising early, almost shouting at your parents to join you. I always had to get my dad to go down the stars first of course just to check if “Santa really had been” and oh he always had… and so I would dart down the stairs faster than you could imagine.

I always enjoyed opening presents (who doesn’t? ;-)) but as I was doing so I always found that I was more excited towards heading to my nana’s for Christmas dinner. I’ve ALWAYS been a family person – I adore being around everyone and seeing everyone happy and full of joy and Christmas is that one time I get to experience it. It’s wonderful, don’t you think?

Over the past few years, our family Christmas hasn’t exactly been the best which saddens me really however this year I feel something in the air has changed. I am looking forward to Christmas again – and it is fantastic. It’s magical.

So, this year, I am going to go back to being that little kid because of course Santa is always going to be real 😉 I am actually so super excited, that I’ve even bought a little flashing Christmas tree for my room (which by the way is giving me quite the seizure, hahaha!)

My question is for you, what’s your favorite thing about Christmas? I’d love to know!

I’m going to go enjoy a lovely warm cuppa and a cosy read of a wonderful book I would high recommenced! “Feel the fear and do it anyway!” by Susan Jeffers. This book has helped me great amounts and fills you with such a wonderfully positive outlook!

So lets be positive it’s Christmas, time for mince pies and cakes 😉

Speak soon,

Holl.