Birthday Night Away

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Good evening everyone…

…and happy (day after) Valentine’s Day <3. This year was the first time I ever properly celebrated Valentine’s Day with my boo. The past two Valentine’s have been during COVID and it’s just been difficult to plan anything special. It’s also just after Christmas, New Year, both me and Harrison’s birthday’s (both January bebe’s), and our anniversary…so by the time it comes around we can never be bothered to do anything. BUT, this year we DID! H treated me a really nice dinner at a restaurant near to where we live where they have *insanely* good food. We ordered sooo much food and I even got some of my favourite chocolates :). Kinda makes me want to celebrate it every year now…haha.

I never took any photos last night but I completely forgot that I saved a draft blog post from my birthday a few weeks ago!

Did you really go to a spa if you didn’t wear a white robe?

H organised for us to go to a nice spa hotel not too far from my house for an evening with a nice meal, drinks, and a lovely room back in January. I’ve driven past the hotel so many times in my life yet it was the first time I had ever set foot in there!

Those pillows were as squishy and as soft as they look

The room was super nice with really high ceilings and a massive comfy bed <3.

We had dinner in the evening and a bottle of wine. The food was delicious and it was super fun to dress up a little bit nicer for a change. I actually have a lot of photo’s from dinner… but I look a bit tipsy in nearly every one so I think it’s best they remain off the internet haha!

I was so Hungary I forgot to take a snap of my main! oops. (How dreamy does that chocolate look?!)

We ended the night watching movies and YouTube in bed snuggled up in our awesome bed. In the morning we order breakfast to our room before heading back home.

I was sooo great getting to do something for my 25th birthday after missing my last birthday to COVID. I love celebrating birthday’s as it think it’s important to commemorate every year of life that’s given to you. I want to look back and remember all the fun things I did each year, with the people that I care about the most :).

All for now,

~Charlotte x

Hello 2022

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Happy New Year everyone!!!

//Welcome to 2022 ~ I can’t wait to see what this year brings and for all of you to come along and experience my adventures with me ❤

I have a lot of things planned for 2022 and I am determined to make this year better than the past few (Covid!) have been! Sadly, the year hasn’t gotten off to the best start with me finding out today that I’m Covid-positive for the 1st time ever…And get this, it’s my boyfriends birthday today! Sooo, all our plans have gone out the window – which is a shame as we haven’t spent a birthday together since we’ve know each other, because of the pandemic. BUT, set backs aside, I’m POSITIVE that this year will be fab ✨

Some of my goals for this year are maybe a stretch, but I think that even if you don’t achieve what you set out too, as long as you are heading in the right direction, you have made progress :). That’s my main goal for this year – to make progress. Progress towards the life I want to live. For instance this year I would love to:

– Grow my blog and create a bigger community (and maybe potentially make a YouTube channel? We’ll see…)

– Save for a new car!

– Get an apartment and move out 🙂

– Move from my temporary job into a permanent role

– Travel more (this is an important one to me as I LOVE to travel and have barely been able to the last couple of years 😦 – I have my heart set on NYC…hehe)

All these things being said – that does not mean 2021 didn’t have it’s highlights! I managed to get my first graduate job since leaving university which was SUCH a huge achievement for me this year. I traveled to Cyprus with my boyfriend for our first official holiday since Covid began and finally got some sun. I raised £130 for the mental heath foundation, explored Scotland and Wales, met some amazing new people and got my very own office!

I’m also turning 25 on the 18th of this month (I’m hoping I’m Covid free by then fingers crossed 🤞🏻) and it’s so strange to now be in my mid-twenties. For some reason this age seems to mark the start of something new compared to other birthdays I’ve had…I think it’s because my life will totally change from this point onward with new jobs and experiences and opportunities…Super excited for this birthday.//

Peace and love,

~Charlotte x

Dinner in a Dome

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Happy Christmas Eve Eve everyone – if you are someone who celebrates Christmas I hope you are excited for the upcoming festivities!

One of my favourite things about Christmas is actually the build up to Christmas. I love doing all the typical Christmas activities, seeing all the pretty decorations lighting up peoples houses, and getting excited for some time off ~

One of the Christmassy activities I did recently was to have Christmas lunch in little dome ~ with Covid cases rising with the new variant here in the UK, having dinner out in your own personal dome is perfect 🤍

How pretty is this coffee art?

We got all dressed up and ate some lovely food, and drank lots of Prosecco.

The dome was decorated with fairy lights and a little Christmas tree and even came with heating (it’s cold in England always) and waiter service!

I had a baked Camembert to start followed by a butternut squash tagliatelle (mega yum) ~

As we ate it started to get dark and the dome looked even prettier at night ❤️.

*This was at Weston Park in Staffordshire for anyone wondering*

The only downside to the night was that I broke one of my stilettos…a great shame but also an excellent excuse to buy new ones hehe…

I love how cute it is
The best I could do with minimal lighting …

This is a great example, I think, of doing something fun and festive in a safe way that even feels quite ‘normal’. I would for sure do it again and would recommend it to anyone who asked 🙂

I think with Covid here to stay for the foreseeable future, it’s good to start thinking of new ways of getting out and experiencing life. We don’t want to endanger ourselves or others, but we also can’t lock ourselves up forever.

All for now,

~ Charlotte x

Picnic in the Park

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Good evening lovelies, how’re you doing? ~

I’m hot…like really hot…

…There’s been a heatwave in England for a few days now and it’s been so lovely having wonderful weather for a change! Although air-conditioning is a foreign concept to British people so the 30 degree heat has been a little bit of a struggle at times haha 🙂

Since the weather has been so brilliant me and my boyfriend decided to go for a little picnic and a walk around Attingham Park (near Shrewsbury) so we could relax in the shade and enjoy the weather!

We packed sandwiches and lots of sun cream and headed out for the day.

Sadly I did end up getting blisters on the backs of my feet from the walk we went on 😦 but, honestly, I don’t care because the weather was so worth it!!

The park is actually a deer park so I definitely recommend a visit if you ever find yourself in Shropshire ❤

We ate a lot of good picnic food and lay watching the clouds – a perfect day 🙂

Peri peri humous is essential

I hope wherever you are reading this from that you have great weather too and are making the most of the summer x

~ Charlotte x

Polaroids

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Hey, hi and hello friends ❤

You may have read my recent post from a few days ago where I shared some photos of a pizza and cocktails night that I had with some friends? Well on that same evening I ended up taking some cute Polaroids!

I got an Instax Wide 300 camera for Christmas this year and had only taken a few photos with it so far, so I thought I would take it out for a spin the other night 🙂

Some of them came out a little too white as the lighting wasn’t too great…but they are still so fun in my opinion! I thought you guys might want to see them so I thought I’d put them up on here ~

Georgia had to use her toe as my camera doesn’t have a timer (oops!) x
Olive catching at its finest 🙂

Hope you like!

~ Charlotte x