Wednesday

The Perfect Weekend

My perfect weekend would be to wake up at around 9am and then snuggle into Sebastian (oh and with new crisp bedsheets). This will go on until I really can't hold my pee in any longer.
We skip downstairs and make our breakfast (and by we I mean Sebastian makes the Porridge and I'll make the tea and coffee! and wait patiently for it!!!).
My perfect porridge would be a generous helping of squeezy honey, sliced bananas, sprinkle of blueberries (& edible glitter) and some chopped nuts. Close second is Sebastian's AMAZING treat porridge which is his homemade Salted Caramel sauce, bananas and chopped nuts... Or as I would like to call it 'The Weekend Banoffee Porridge'.
After my hunger is fueled, I jump in the shower and get ready. I like to catch up with a few vlogs on YouTube whilst I do my make up (this is kind of my ritual!).
We head into town to buy our grocery shopping, a couple of birthday cards from M&S and perhaps a few other items (see amazing H&M shirt dress below... Oh of course I purchased it!). We amble around town and eye up the home wares department in Debenhams before getting ourselves a coffee from Nero's or Starbucks.
We stay chatting about the Wedding or exciting future plans or our meal schedule this coming week whilst sipping our lattes and Americano's. I like to people watch too... It's one of my guilty pleasures... except one time there was a fight that happened right in front of where I was perched... quite unpleasant.

Once our cups are empty, off we go with our empty recycling bags to a few supermarkets (Lidl being my favourite--- the fruit and veg in there are just perfect!).
We take the ten minute walk home and sort the shopping out before flicking the kettle on and settling down with a film. The winter months are my favourites to stay in and snuggle up with a film because the night grows quickly and it's the perfect excuse for having the fairy lights on and the candles lit.
Our go-to weekend films are James Bond, The Hunger Games or a superhero film... My ideal 'weekend alone' film would be a Disney and something like Harry Potter, The Secret Garden or What If.
The film finishes (at the same time as the washing machine does) and we depart the lounge. Sebastian would put the dinner on (weekend dinner of choice would be homemade Spaghetti Bolognese or baked sweet potato and Heinz five beans) and I would hang the washing on the airer.
We would normally eat our dinner with another film or catch up on our favourite series (ie. Gotham, The Walking Dead, Arrow etc).

Sundays are similar but more chilled out, a bit of cleaning, more washing and tidying (on my part). Sebastian would play a little bit of Playstation and I may nap alongside him or schedule some blog posts for the week, I would shower but almost immediately get into some clean pyjamas- hey that's what Sundays are for!!! We would watch a film and make super tasty sandwiches for our lunch.

What is your Perfect Winter Weekend?

Monday

Motivational Monday #14

this is such a crazy thought, and so true.

Lately I have been getting wound up over the silliest of things; spilt tea, wonky messy eyeliner, running late. I get so worked up and stressed that it in fact makes it all worse and I just want to cry. 

"So you've spilt your tea, you've got wonky liner, you're late... why let it get to you now"?? What's done is done, accept it now and move on. 
I need to learn to turn a situation around and not let it effect me, perhaps even laugh at myself for being so ridiculously clumsy for spilling the tea all over the coffee table or for being SO bad at not being able to concentrate on putting my make up on whilst Taylor Swift sings out of my phone.

Have a happy day guys!

Sunday

Five Happy Things

This week has been tough. I have strangely felt very hormonal (sorry Sebastian) for no reasons at all. On some days I have felt like I couldn't control it and I hated myself for being so stressed and frustrated. So much for a relaxed weekend! Anyway, things are starting to look up. On to happier things...
1.  Snow. Yes that's right. Snow. We finally got a few flurries of snow this week. The ground was far too wet to settle, however seeing those big snowflakes land upon my woolen coat filled with me utmost joy.

2.  Retail therapy. Saving for a wedding can be quite hard and (somewhat) fairly miserable. So along with my Christmas money (I stopped saving for a moment), I spent some well earned pennies on some well deserved things for myself. Including bug blouses, copper baskets, big tees and shirt dresses.

3.  January sunshine. There is nothing better than the January morning sunshine creeping into the lounge and lighting up a whole room. That's a guarantee to set you up for a good day (Especially when it's icy cold outdoors)!

4.  Stereo Kicks.  I did have a small soft spot for these when they were on XFactor but hearing them sing Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' is just kind of wonderful.

5.  Sunday morning Fry-up. Oh my, it has been a LONG time since I have had one of these and boy did it taste good. I forget how delicious eggs and bacon are. YUM.