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

Birthday Celebrations in Lockdown

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Happy New year and I hope, if you are reading this, you are well!! 🙂

On the 18th of January I celebrated my 24th birthday with my family in England’s THIRD national lockdown…

Hotel Chocolate is ridiculously tasty…notice some are already missing!

I had planned to have a party last year but decided against it because of my Master’s degree being very demanding at the time and thought I would have one this year instead 😂. That obviously did NOT go as planned and so a little family celebration it had to be!

Brought my Polaroid out for the occasion too ~

It was lovely in all honesty. We had a buffet, cake, cards, gifts, and a close friend even sent me a little surprise balloon.

Victoria Sponge is one of the only cakes I like! Not a massive fan of cake but I love them for their novelty haha 🙂

I hope eventually I’ll be able to celebrate properly with friends, but I’m not holding my breath haha.

I hope 24 ends up being an exciting year. It’s hard having to stay in every day, never really achieving anything or moving forward. I want to turn 25 having done something I’m proud of.

Aaaand I ended the day painting!

Much love,

~ Charlotte x