Oh my god I’ve said it a million times now but I honestly had the best night ever! I swear I made the best friends at work. After working there for almost 9 years it was hard to say goodbye to some people 😩
So so grateful for everyone organising me a fab leaving do too.
We went to prezzo. I was told to be a few minutes late too… Which was so worth it. The effort they went to decorating the table & making it look pretty for me 😍 I had a balloon & a massive bouquet of flowers on the table. Not to mention bags of presents & bottles of prosecco.
One of my colleagues bought some wind up animals, put plasters & bandages on them & a little note asking for me to help them… because they’re injured. That might give away a clue as to what my new job is 😜
We were going to go somewhere else after for some drinks but I think I peaked early… 🙄 haha! My food was delicious, as always! And we made our way through plenty of prosecco & cocktails. I don’t think I’ve laughed so much in a long time. Thankyou to everyone again for all chipping in & paying for me as well.
Now this is my favourite photo of the evening. The three musketeers. Loved working with these girls. Genuine friends too 😬😀
Thanks again everyone at Southgates & the Woottons 💞
Oh my goodness, I’m 27… Bloody hell. I am starting to feel it though now.
So my little man really spoilt me. He got me sooo much… I mean who would have thought a kitten could afford & know how to order all this stuff 🙄😂
Sam made me breakfast & we went off to the coast as it was a glorious day. We had a good walk & went round the amusements. I totally beat him at bowling too 💁🏽 we got some yummy doughnuts & treats & a hot chocolate too.
I then finished off my cake & if I say so myself, for a first try I think I did pretty well. Right?! 🍰 I got the topper & the candles from Amazon incase anyone wants to know.
Going back to the gifts I got. I was well & truly spoiled rotten. So many bath bombs, candles & smelly’s! Exactly what I wanted. Plus a fair few bottles of drink, including some yummy unicorn gin which didn’t even last 5 days 😂 I had a lovely bunch of flowers & some new lunch boxes as well. Sam also got me some nice adidas trainers.
My mum & nephew then came round for a Chinese for tea.. And to taste the cake I made.Which, might I add, went down very well 💁🏽 Sam’s mum & dad then joined us for a drink too.
Thanks to everyone who made my day special 🎁🎂
Before I get in to this post I would like to thank Alice for making me laugh & constantly smile for two days straight!! Also… For putting up with all my moods 😂 especially when I was hangry!
We had a fab few days away for a little girly break! We went to Manchester as we wanted to go to friendsfest. If you have never been you really should it was so much fun! We started the break the right way with a few drinks on the train… I’m such a lightweight I was yawning away after a couple 😂 honestly though I needed it.
The hotel was fabulous for the price! We paid £68 each for two nights. To me that’s a bargain. It was in the centre & just look at how funky it was!! The bed was comfy (actually had the best night sleep I’ve had in ages) & we even had breakfast included. We were literally in a croissant coma… Oops!
I don’t want to go to into what happened at friendsfest as I’ll do that in another post. But we had the best day ever! My cheeks hurt from smiling so much. If you’re a friends fan I would highly recommend it. Could we be any happier?!
We ate out that evening & had a few drinks too 🍸 we went to the slug & lettuce, drank a few pornstar martinis between the two of us… 🙄 & had some food too obviously! Ha! When we got back to the hotel we put on Celebs go dating & had like a big girly sleepover with another couple of drinks & lots of nibbles while we were tucked up in our beds 😂 we’re either big kids or old ladies!
On our last day it was bucketing it down, but we walked so much our feet hurt 🙈 did a little bit of shopping in the city & then made our way to have afternoon tea. The venue was stunning, we went to cloud 23 which had incredible views. The afternoon tea itself was delicious too!
Literally we did soooo much in a small amount of time, but we had such a good girly getaway!!
This weekend we celebrated our 3 year anniversary. I mean 3 years…how?! How has the time gone that fast? 🙈 I still remember our first few dates like they were yesterday!
We went out for dinner at one of my favourite restaurants, Market Bistro. It’s actually closing next week, which I am so gutted about so it was definitely a no brainer for where we were going to go for dinner. We had two courses, plus a little tasting dish to start & obviously I had some prosecco 🍾
I love this restaurants sourdough bread…. Literally drooling just thinking about it. All homemade too. I can’t even explain to you how good this food is. So much flavour & so much thought goes into the presentation. Look at my panna cotta 😍
I cooked for Sam & we had a lovely chilled evening in on the Saturday. We watched a film on Netflix & enjoyed some treats 🙄 probably too much, but oh well 💁🏽 if you haven’t watched it, we watched look away. Was actually quite good!
Look at my stunning flowers that Sam had delivered for me!! The florist is actually one of Sam’s friends & honestly she knows me so well. She gets my flowers spot on every time! They’re from Lily Jayne Florist. I bought Sam some cute date night idea cards from not on the high street & Lindt chocolates, which I hope he will share 😂
Thanks for another fabulous year Sam! Here’s to many more 💞
Feeling super appreciative of receiving these beautiful phone cases gifted. Thankyou caseapp.
The website gives you a lot of pre made designs to choose from or you can create your own personalised one. I chose two of the pre made designs as I knew I’d have been there hours trying to create my own & these were just so me! They honestly have a design for everyone 😍
It’s not just for phone cases though, they do laptop skins, iPads etc. I think I will definitely order an iPad one next as they’re so good. The quality of the product is amazing too, extremely well made. They were sent in beautiful packaging as well, which is very important to me. The shipping time was pretty fast too. Could not fault them. Plus the lady I was speaking to throughout this collaboration was so lovely & friendly.
Caseapp also let me host my own giveaway!! Thankyou all for taking part & I hope the winner loves her case just as much. I can’t wait to see what they order ☺️
Are you in need of a new phone case? If so you should definitely have a look on their site
Thankyou so much to pink parcel for gifting me this fabulous box! Who are/what is pink parcel you ask? It’s a subscription box company who are trying to banish any taboos based around your period & help to teach people about periods in an honest way. The box includes products to get you through that dreaded time of the month. Unlike some other subscription boxes, you can cancel anytime too. I have to say, I found this box an absolute life changer this month.
Interested? Have a look on their website & choose which box suits you. They range from £5 a month to £11 a month. So for £5 you will get your ‘needs‘ which are your sanitary products, for £8 you get the ‘wants‘ so your treats that you would usually want when you’re on your period & finally for £11 you get both ☺️
IN MY PARCEL
I received 4 sections in this box. The for now, for you, for night & for later. Honestly set out beautifully & spot on! I love the little bag that the now section came in. Definitely will be reusing that 😍
For now was a mixture of sanitary towels, some smaller than others. I used these this month when I had my period & honestly was pleasantly surprised. I was a little dubious as I always tend to buy the same brand of sanitary towels. But these were actually really good!
For you was filled with goodies that you want when it’s that time of the month. All the things you crave & the things your skin needs at this point. It was filled with some really good brands, some that I use regularly too.
The section for night was more sanitary towels that were slightly more ‘heavy duty’ 😂 you know? A bit bigger for bedtime basically. And the for later section, was just more sanitary towels to get you through your period.
They do have boxes with tampons in too & some that do a mixture of both! I would highly recommend this subscription box. In my opinion most people would spend the same amount each time they have their period on all of these things.
Have you ever heard of this brand? Would you use it?
A bit of a different one here. I’ve decided I am not going to give up chocolate or sugar etc.. you know the usual things. I have decided I am going to give up 5lbs. Yes 5lbs in weight, not money.
I am really trying to meet my goal weight target & I thought what a brilliant way to try to motivate myself! In January I gave up alcohol for dry January & managed to lose 5lbs so easily… I clearly love a glass of gin 🙄🙈 but now I am back on the alcohol & trying to budge the remaining 5lbs.
So far I have decided to up my exercise routine. I’m now going to the gym first thing in the morning before work. The days I don’t have to get up early for work (or even go to work) I will be aiming for 10 000 steps!
If anyone knows of any yummy snacks or ideas on making them then please let me know! Food is my downside 😩 I just love eating!
What are you giving up? Or is it not for you?
I have been waiting sooo long to get this little boy! I am extremely happy. It’s been a year now since my Lilli died & I miss her so much still, even to this day. But I am hoping now that I can give my love to another little furry baby it will help me. He’s called Oliver, his birthday is 3rd January 2019 & he is called Oliver because I loved the film Oliver & company when I was little girl 💙 (I say loved I still do)
I bought him the nicest bowls from Babylion HomeDecor on etsy, where I bought our tea & coffee jars from. Do you love them? I made sure they matched the kitchen too.. Duh!
His little bed, the bag I brought him home in & food bowl mat are from Amazon 😍
I can’t wait to watch him grow into a handsome young man! If you want to watch too he has his own Instagram – which I will link here.
We’re not huge valentines people but we still like to just show we do love & appreciate each other! We didn’t do presents last year as we had just got the keys to the house. So we actually decided to be soppy this year 😍
Sam wasn’t here for Valentine’s Day this year, he had gone skiing with his dad, so we celebrated on the Friday. I didn’t want to go out this year as we now live together & it’s our first Valentine’s in our home so I wanted to make the most of that.
Sam got me some flowers delivered on Valentine’s Day… He is a good’un! He also ordered me some bath bombs from bomb cosmetics which came in the week too & I enjoyed those 🛁 he knows me so well. I bought Sam a cute photo book from free prints & a belt from Levi’s.
I cooked us a yummy meal & decorated the house a little bit too. Sam had steak & I had fish. Then we enjoyed some brownies & cookies that I had baked the day before.
How did you spend your Valentine’s Day?
Can you honestly believe this… It’s very surprising I know 😂🙈
I usually drink every weekend. I don’t binge, I don’t go out & get ‘wasted’ I am waaaay too old for that, but I do like a bottle of wine or a few gins at the weekend.
Sam actually failed… He failed the first weekend as he had a pint at the pub after football 😂 he tried very hard to make me fail too ‘nobody will ever know caitlin’ 🙈 well… I didn’t cave!!
*I allowed myself one glass of prosecco on a family birthday, but to make up for that it’s now February 1st & I’m not having any alcohol*
So how did I do it? Plenty of water/squash, copious amounts of cups of tea & mugs of hot chocolate. Plus I did eat a lot of chocolate & biscuits in replacement… But I am proud of myself. It shouldn’t be a big thing but honestly I’m a happy girl that I achieved it. I also managed to lose the 4lbs I put on over Christmas/new year & an extra 1lb! WOOHOO!
I am going to try to have February without treats now. This means no cake, chocolate or biscuits. Did anyone else do dry January or veganuary?