21 December 2016

Goals For 2017

Lyme Park, Cheshire

Location: Lyme Park, Stockport, Cheshire

It feels so good to be writing '2017' as this year has been such a crazy one for me, full of ups and downs. Now however, I'm looking forward to the future and the 'fresh start' that accompanies a brand new year. I'm well aware that New Year's Day isn't exactly going to wipe the metaphorical slate of my life clean - and I wouldn't want it to. Everything I've done, particularly in this past year has made me stronger, better and tougher. I'm ready to embrace change and look to new horizons, so with a cup of tea in hand, I thought it was time to reflect and share my goals for the brand new year ahead...

18 December 2016

DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping

DIY Gift Wrapping

One of my favourite things about the festive season certainly has to be the opportunity to fill up those cold Winter evenings with a bit of Christmas DIY. This year, instead of purchasing ready-made wrapping paper, I've decided to decorate my own using potatoes, pasta, and paint (hear me out). It does sound pretty Blue Peter up in here, but my aim was pretty wrapped gifts that show I put a bit of effort in. I love as well that authentic handmade feel to Christmas, with sewed tree decorations and baked gingerbread biscuits, there can be something wonderful about the simplicity of this time of year.

12 December 2016

Lightwaves At Salford Quays

Today I Love You

Location: The Quays, Salford Quays, Salford

Sitting on the edge of the city, The Quays is one of my favourite destinations in Manchester. Filled with shops, restaurants and sights to sink your teeth into, it's a shopper's paradise where the waterfront is in the forefront, making it a unique place to spend an afternoon or evening. This year, the much loved digital art show, Lightwaves has returned, to bring colour and energy to Salford. If you haven't heard of it before, it's an array of pretty light sculptures dotted around Media City on The Quays. It's a great place particularly in the run up to Christmas to visit with a camera and enjoy the colours sparkling on the water. Fancying a cute lil' stroll somewhere on a Sunday evening, my mum and I headed over for food and a wander amongst the lights.

1 December 2016

Christmas Is Coming!

Manchester Christmas Market

Location: German Christmas Market, St. Anne's Square, Manchester

Happy 1st December! It is time to get excited, because Santa is getting ready! I can't believe how quickly November has passed, I wanted to get a little more done but I've found it hard to cram everything in, which is strange because it usually seems to me like a long month. I've done the majority of my Christmas shopping though, I just need to grab a few more bits, and I've got some cute little plans for gift wrapping which I hope to share on the blog this month! Usually, I'm a total Scrooge and don't really get excited for Christmas until December, but this year I've been so hyped and I've even got my Christmas jumper washed, ironed and ready to go.
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