We’re All Mad Here

Aloha! Nathan and I don’t really do Valentines as such so when he said he had a surprise for me around Valentines Day I went into panic mode. I bought him a funny card and a bottle of aftershave as a fall back just in case we were turning into one of those couples that do. There’s no right or wrong with these types of things, it’s just personal preference I guess.

Rest assured, we are still a couple that don’t really ‘do’ valentines day, however we did do funny cards! I gave him his aftershave and he really appreciated it.

Anyway, back to the reason I’m here. I knew nothing. All I was told was to be ready 3pm sharp on Saturday. To do what? I didn’t know. I literally had no idea what I was supposed to be ready for. What type of occasion, do I dress up? Dress down? Heels or flats? I am not good with surprises, I like to know and be organised. So after threating most of last week, I ended up with a new dress just in case.

Fast forward to 3pm on Saturday I was sat on the sofa in jeans and a jumper and I finally knew what we were doing! We were off to good ole’ Liverpool. We headed to Hatters Hostel for the evening. If you don’t know much about them, they have are affordable accommodation and there are 3 across the country, Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. Although they aren’t Alice in Wonderland themed, the top hats make me think of the mad hatter.

We had a lovely evening wandering around Liverpool before heading for some JD chicken wings and cocktails from TGI Fridays and hitting the hey. Sunday we indulged in a ‘Spoons breakfast and did a little shopping, well window shopping because something that we can’t seem to part with lately is money. Hence the budget accommodation, although I don’t think I’d feel comfortable in some posh swanky hotel, I’m not that type of gal.

Until next time…

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Sunday Thoughts #19

Happy Sunday! I can’t believe its October already, this year is going to fast. Autumn is my favourite season for fashion and beauty because of the colours. You can get away with getting dark colours, all day, everyday. Autumnal colours are beautiful, the colours of the leaves changing on the tree’s and the dark nights drawing in. There’s Halloween and Bonfire night to look forward too and layering is a thing again. I can dig out my big comfy jumpers and its an excuse to go and buy more! Pumpkin carving, and hot chocolates with all of the marshmallows.

I just love autumn, I love going for walks in the evening when the sun is setting and wearing scarfs and cute chunky ankle boots, dark lips are back in fashion – which are my favourite might I add. Although I can never pull it off, I still love a dark lippy.

I’ve been for 2 walks this week – both with my dad and little brother in the village that I grew up in. It’s lovely to get lost in the fields by the river and reminisce about childhood, talk about the future. I’d love to move back down their, and bring my own family up in the village my family has lived in for years. I grew up there, my dad grew up there, my grandparents – it would be lovely to be near my family again. Although it’s just a 20 minute drive from where I live now, there’s something about that village that I love.

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I haven’t really done much else this week, Saturday night Nathan and I ordered Chinese and watched copious amounts of Prison Break which is our new obsession. We’re on series 2, episode 7 in just over a week and I can’t believe we haven’t watched it sooner!

Today, I paid a visit to Primark and picked up a few bits for work – I only spent £44 and I picked up a dress, 2 tops, a skirt and some new flats before heading down to my dads for the afternoon. We’re planning a little trip to London which is going to be fun – my brother has never been past Liverpool on a train and he loves trains. We’re going purely to take my brother to see Big Ben and all of the sights. We’ve book an apartment to stay in because there’s going to be 5 of us all together, and now we just need to book train tickets.

That’s really all for this week, until the next… 

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Sunday Thoughts #17

Good afternoon my little beauties, I’ve had such a lovely week. Monday through Friday was the norm, work. But Nathan was in Sheffield Wednesday through Friday, so I spent the evenings chilled, working on my beauty business and writing up new post idea’s.

Friday was my TL’s last day in work before she goes on maternity leave, which was emotional even though I have only known her 2 months. We have gotten rather close, and then Friday night work put on a private screening in our local Odeon of Bridget Jones’s Baby. Okay, lets rewind. On Tuesday or Wednesday an email went around in work to see who would be interested in going and then whoever was, simply replied and the names we’re picked out of a hat. Since the screen definitely wouldn’t fit 500+ employees, I think this was a fun way of picking. When we arrived, we had a bag of sweets, popcorn and a drink sitting on our chairs which was a cute little touch.

The film was hilarious, I think I laughed the whole way through. Everyone loves a bit of Bridget on a Friday evening after a long week in work, it was a perfect touch to finish off the week. I haven’t really done much this weekend, Saturday after noon I spent with mumma as usual. She’s having a new kitchen and bathroom fitted in the week so we moved all of the appliances ready as she’s working all week. It was nice to spend some time at home with her.

Today I woke up extremely excited for Christmas, god only knows why I woke up thinking about Christmas. But, it’s so exciting to know that this is going to me mine and Nathan’s first Christmas in our home. We’re going to need to get decorations and a tree, and this made me majorly excited like I want to go decoration shopping now. So I may just do a little internet shopping, and maybe prepare a little post? Or is it too early?

Who cares, I’m going to spend the day on the sofa in my PJ’s, with my blanket and laptop doing copious amounts of internet shopping and pinning idea’s on the wonderful Pinterest.

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