Christmas in a flash

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Hey everyone… We have a lot to catch up on! So much has happened over the past week, so here I am to dish up the details.

Liam and I became home owners last Thursday 22nd December after a long and stressful 5 months – the same day that Liam got confirmation that he got his promotion (yay!). We were never given an exchange or completion date by our Solicitor so it came as a bit of a shock when I had the phone call to say we could pick up our keys. Owning my own home has always been at the top of my bucket list and was also my Mum and Dad’s dream, as well as my own. It breaks my heart that my Dad is no longer with us to see me tick off this box, but I’m sure he would be proud. Needless to say, I spent most of the day crying with joy.

Christmas  has come and gone if a bit of a flash. As I was franticlly saving for the house and all the bills that come with buying a house, I made most of my Christmas presents this year – so lots of scented cancels, bars of soap, Christmas tree decorations, fridge magnets , etc and a painting of my family’s Jack-Russell cross terrier, Tilly! I made a Cranberry and Key Lime Pie and Nutella Christmas Tree pastry to take to my family’s house for Christmas and spent the whole weekend ramming food into my face (standared).

Everything inbetween has been house, house, house! 

We are having a lazy day today where I will be reflecting over 2016 deciding what my resolutions will be for 2017 (better late than never, right?). 

Happy New Year to all you lovely lot.

Love always, L x 

December, bulleted

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So far, December has been a bit of a ‘brain dump’ in terms of bullet journaling. There has been lots of swearing and angry ‘pictures’ that have somehow come from my pen (anyone who knows me would be able to tell you that I’m usually quite well reserved *cough*). December so far has been, in my opinion, a beautiful disaster.

  1. Number of nights out: 2
  2. Number of times I thought I may die from a hangover: 3 (there was an emotional moment between leaving the club and getting in a taxi home)
  3. Administration consultation: New proposal of delivery to administrative roles. I am of the understanding that my job is safe – this will be confirmed by the end of the week.
  4. Number of times I have tried to give up sugar and failed: 3 (I did last 5 days before failing on the first round)
  5. Unicorn horn’s made: 2 (the first one was a bit too floppy)
  6. Number of diet cokes drunk: unknown

All that up there seems a bit sad and/or depressing for my usual favourite month of the year… so it is time to activate the ‘Focus Funnel’ *insert corny 80’s game show theme tune*

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I feel as though my Christmas has been stolen from me this year as I’ve been unable to decorate as I normally would… due to the fact that I am basically homeless! We expected to be moved in before Christmas, now it’s looking more like January… so I’ve been unable to transform my home into Santa’s grotto 😫

Due to my limited funds because of the potential move, I have had to be extra careful and organised about things I wouldn’t normally have to be; and being someone who loves to spend money – espically at Christmas it has been super, super difficult – so the ‘Focus Funnel’ has been my saviour (even if the name is slightly annoying).

What the heck, it’s Christmas! Now, excuse me while I go procrastinate on purpose and eat 3 mince pies and half a yule log.

Christmas Countdown:

♥ 12 sleeps till Christmas Day

♥ 51/62 Christmas presents finished and wrapped

Christmas Glitz and Glamour

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I have not been clothes shopping for so long that I think its having an effect on my mental health. I have had big, exciting things to save for so the whole fashion thing has sort of been thrown out the window for the past 4 months. But with Christmas around the corner and as I’ve just sold a painting… there’s no time like the present to get back on that horse.

Christmas parties and New Year celebrations call for glitz and glamour – so I’m buying myself a new dress and heels with my commission money, damn it – and there’s nothing you can do to stop me. (I may also have pay for my car’s MOT with it too – and the subsequent work needed for said MOT – but i’ll cross that bridge when I get to it!).

So I can hear my mother’s voice in my head saying “you could spend that £60 towards the solicitors fees” but I’m pushing the voice to the back of my mind. So what if I have to wear the same dress for the three parties that are booked into my calendar over the next month – I’ll be fabulous and just style my hair different for each night! Sorted.

Christmas Countdown:

♥ 39 sleeps till Christmas Day

♥ 24 sleeps till work’s Christmas party (i.e. 24 sleeps to buy the perfect dress and shoes)

♥ 7/62 Christmas presents finished and wrapped (yes, I have a lot of family and friends)