Blogmas Day 5 – Tips for getting into the Holiday Spirit

I know that it can be a bit more of a challenge to get into the holiday spirit for some people. Not everyone is like me, and as soon as it even gets close to December, I’m already jingly and ready to cover everything in tinsel and chuck merriness around like confetti. But, sometimes it’s not just like slipping on a pair of comfy shoes, you need to mentally prepare, gear up and get things rolling before you can throw yourself into the festivities, so if any of you are still hovering on the border between Christmas and the rest of the boring year, I hope that this blog post helps! 

Blogmas Day 4 – Christmas Kindness Bingo!!

I always think that it’s important to take a minute, reflect and be grateful for what you have. It’s also important to show our gratitude and give something back to the world/community amid all the joy, celebrations and over indulgence. We’ve all gone through some really challenging times and I think this year we all need that Christmas magic more than ever, so even if it’s just a teeny tiny thing, giving back in whatever way we can can make such a big difference to someone and truly make their festive season magical. So today, in the same spirit as my ultimate Christmas bucket list (which you can read here by the way), here are 25 small things you can do to show a little Christmas kindness! I present to you my Christmas Kindness Bingo!!

Blogmas Day 3 – Guest Post by Heidi. The ABC’s of Christmas

It’s blogmas day 3 everyone! Now I’m not saying I haven’t planned out everything for Blogmas (I totally have – I even made a cute little post schedule/calendar for my pin board), but I am still at university and have two assessments that I still need to get submitted so that’s why I am uber thankful for all those who submitted guest posts for my Blogmas! Today I’d like to share a super cool guest post from the lovely Heidi so I hope you enjoy it!

Blogmas Day 2 – Christmas Bucket List!! 25 tasks for 25 days!!

So yesterday I started Blogmas on quite a gentle note, just dipping one little toe into the festivities to get you ready, but now I think it’s time we dive headfirst into all things Christmas. I’m talking Christmas music playing way too loudly, playing in the Snow, the smell of cinnamon, ginger, chocolate and pine needles, drinking enough hot chocolate to drown in and eating enough food to create a food baby you’ll be nursing until Valentine’s Day. And… what better way is there to dive headfirst, without a second of hesitation, into as much Christmassyness (is that even a word?? If not it should be), than by kicking off Blogmas with an updated ultimate Christmas-time bucket list. This one is even more special than last year because it’s 25 tasks for 25 days – so let’s see how many you’ve already done, how many you plan to do and how many you tick off by Christmas.

November Reflections, Highlights and Favourites

Time is always such a funny thing – it can sometimes feel like it’s going so slowly, and then suddenly you look up and it’s as if it’s raced past. That’s why I’m really glad that I’ve stuck to doing these monthly reflections. Even though it doesn’t help that feeling that time is shooting by way too fast, it does help me slow things down and remember the individual moments. So on that profound note, let’s get right into this month’s favourites shall we??

Behind the screen – my blogging insecurities

Two of my biggest inspirations in the blogging world are Olivia Lucie Blake, and Moksha from Happy Panda and honestly I aspire to one day be bloggers even half as incredible as them. One thing I’ve been inspired to do from following their blogs, is that it’s okay to share the negatives just as they are, and that’s nothing to be ashamed of. So today I thought I’d give that a whirl, because while blogging is great fun and I can’t say I don’t love it, I don’t love it all the time and I’ve been really struggling with a few things recently. Let me share with you some of my blogging insecurities and stresses/non-positives. 

My Top 5 Places to Eat in Durham, UK

As a Durham uni student, there are a few essential experiences, such as walking through the cathedral, running up cardiac hill and eating your way around all the fabulous cafes and restaurants the city has to offer. One of the best things about Durham, at least in my opinion, is there are so many amazing places to grab a bite to eat (or a soothing cup of hot chocolate), so today I’d like to share some of my favourite spots (both cafes and restaurants) with you so you can start thinking about where you’re going to take those study breaks or social med

The Ultimate Autumn Bucket List

Now I’ve seen a lot of other bloggers do this sort of thing, and because we all know I’m a sucker for lists, and I’m finally in a country where I can do these things a little bit more, I thought I’d share an Autumn bucket list, both for all of you to tick off what you’ve done, and also to give us some inspiration of fun things to do before the festive season takes over!