My week 3

The first week of the new year was a rather nice one for me. Saw some friends from my old work on Monday, went back to work and had a lovely Nandos meal with the bf where shock horror, I didn’t order chicken!

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I like playing Just Dance, but what I find even better is watching my bf and his housemate play it. Hilarious. He tries so hard and she puts in no effort and beats him!

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This Vanilla Chai Latte from Whittards is officially nom. Was a bit of a impulse purchase as I was only in there buying some more mulled wine tea because it’s only seasonal, but it definitely paid off. So yummy!

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Finally got me some fuzzy socks which I have been after all winter. They are purple and sparkly which makes them the ultimate winter socks for me!

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A bargain from Primark for a pound. I may have binged a bit in there on Monday after saying goodbye to my friends. Might have got the matching necklace as well (also a pound!) but don’t worry – I won’t go wearing them together. Stag overload!

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Was kept company the other night by none other than Rose, one of my housemates cats. How cute is she? Looks like she’s smiling.

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A quick peek at the jumper from my Primark binge. It’s a waffle knit and is a gorgeous rust colour. It is sooooo soft!

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Rose again today having some fun with a tea towel. Cats are so funny. Can’t wait to get one of my own.
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So long 2011!

I only started this blog at the beginning of December but I am really enjoying it so far. Thank you to the lovely people that commented on a couple of my posts – it made my day 🙂 

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So this is the part where I make my resolutions yes? Ok here it goes:
 
1. Take care of my face: Quite a shallow first one, but it is still suffering from my year of working in retail and is rather scary to look at without makeup so I think it is necessary. It’s the only one I’ve got and I’ll be 24 (what I count as the beginning of the mid twenties!) in 2012 so I will follow my mums advice and take care of it. Why hello there angels on bare skin
 
2. Take my shops Random Quirks and Toast Rack to new heights. More fairs, more action and generally put some more effort into them. They do quite well when I actually list stuff but I have quite a lazy nature so they could be doing a whole lot better. This will hopefully include getting the Random Quirks website up and running finally. 
 
3. Save money. I am currently in a very comfortable financial position now that I have a career job and I still live with friends so my rent is super low. I plan on moving in the summer so I will have less money as I will be paying more. Therefore I must start putting more money into my savings now. Plus I’d finally be free to buy cute homeware stuff so that needs cash!
 
4. Keep blogging regularly. I am really enjoying this and am not going to stop now 🙂 It’s a great way to document my life as I don’t have the best memory ha ha. Plus its a great outlet for all my fashion thoughts etc.
 
5. See more, do more. Take photos! Try new and different things. Just what it says on the tin. I want to see now places, try new things. And of course that includes food! In 2011 I tried snails for the first time (not so bad if you don’t think about the fact that they are snails) and for 2012 would like to try something equally as weird, though maybe less gross!
 
What are your 2012 resolutions?
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Christmas Eve!

Just a quick note to wish you all a Merry Christmas Eve and an even merrier Christmas day. I drove home last night instead of today and the surprise on my family’s faces were priceless! 🙂
 

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I baked them myself 🙂
 
Merry Christmas!
 
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My week 2

It’s been a cold week! As of today, it’s one week before Christmas and I can’t wait! Next saturday I’ll be driving home and spending a few days with the family 🙂 But, first of all – this week:

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This is George. He lives on my desk at work. I got him on holiday in “Japan” at Disney’s Epcot and he stands for success. Two days later, I got offered my full time career job. The bf reckons he’s lucky and I think so too.

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It was the bf’s 24th birthday this week and how cool is this cake that his housemate made? Polka dots!

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The ultimate action shot of him blowing out his candles.

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Really hard to get a pic, but here’s the best I could get of the falling snow that was going all day while I was at work. Please don’t let me get snowed out!

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I went to the Trafford centre on wednesday to get the last of my christmas presents and managed all but one, as well as this lovely stash for myself. It was pay day. Nail varnish binge anyone? Also, I may have bought the zara skull tee from my top ten week 1 🙂

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My computer at work is rather slow so I may have gotten a bit frustrated and drawn an angry little bird. I name him Artie. 
 
How was your week? Are you looking forward to Christmas?
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My week

I love looking at other people’s week in photos so I am attempting to do one of my own. Check it out:

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As a present to myself, I bought the Harry Potter box set which is the DVD and Blue-ray copies of all 8 films! It is so beautiful! I don’t have a blue ray player as of yet, but I do plan on getting one when I have my own place next year. It’s an investment I like to think, so I will never have to buy another Harry Potter film ever again 🙂

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When I first saw this chocolate that came out of my Hello Kitty advent calendar, my first thought was Darth Vader. I’m such a geek. I didn’t actually figure out that it was actually a shepherd until lunchtime at work. In my defence, my bf also thought Darth Vader. At least we have each other!

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Mince pie ice cream! I loved the flavour and the pastry bits but was not a fan of the mince pie filling that was in there too. Was quite bitty if that makes any sense. The actual ice cream had enough of the mince pie flavour for me. Any one else tried this?

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My beautiful skirt that I love. Stood out a bit in the office (especially since I was wearing teal blue tights as well) but I don’t care 🙂

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Went for the staff Christmas do to Akbar’s indian restaurant in Castlefield in the centre of Manchester which I highly recommend. It was amazing. Check out the size of the naan bread!

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We then went to Duke’s which is also in Castlefield. I’ve never been out in Castlefield but it was a good night. I loved the look of the bar at Dukes and it was all decorated for Christmas 🙂
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