1. Use Positive Passwords For Things.
Everyday we log into things, phone, computer, email. Where possible I try to use little positive affirmation. Jarek actually suggested this. I wasn’t sure what it would do, but I have to say it works!
Right… so… Let me start off by saying last year’s resolution didn’t go fantastic, but I did have a HUGE amount of change; and we all know I’m not great with change! 2018 was the year of change (mostly positive) so I struggled quite a bit, but I’m so keen on 2019 being the year I really get back on track!
I’m gonna link last year’s resolutions HERE a number of them will be the same, but sure hey ho. We might as well start the New Blog Year (my new year starts in Feb) in the traditional way.
1. GET MY DRIVING LICENCE
I’ve been saying I’m getting my licence for YEARS now, but my focus this year is to do the theory test… test, a few times and then apply to for the second learners permit. Once that’s all done I’ll book in some lessons and the test and try my best to “GET IT DONE”.
2. CONTINUE TO SURROUNDED MYSELF WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE
I don’t think people put enough emphasis on this. Friendship is a choice, so why choose people who bring you down. I used to be very trusting and open, but over the years I’ve made changes to protect myself more. I’ve become a bit more closed off and to be honest it’s better for me. I can still be an open book, but I don’t give 100% anymore. It won’t be the right choice for everyone, but for me, at this time in my life it’s best.
3. CONTINUE TO NEST
I’ve been working hard to make our “house” a home. It’s obviously a home but, I want not just any home, a home to be proud of, a home that is organised and a pleasure to come home to. Currently I have so much shit without a real place that it’s become a bit overwhelming. I will have a place for everything and everything will be in its place, that is my goal for 2019. I’m really getting there with being more organised and I’m sooo pleased with my progress, the Spark Joy movement really speaks to me so I’m gonna try get Jarek on board and we’ll Marie Kondo the flat!
Woohoo it’s that time of year again!
I think for the rest of 2018 we are just going to have to face the fact that if I actually get a post up on time it’ll be a miracle. I do promise to try my best to get one up once a week.
As you guys know by now I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas! It actually is the most wonderful time of your! Christmas 2017 was a very trying time for me, but the celebrations we had at home was just magical. I think any situation can be made special once you concentrate on the positive, and shop of course! Retail therapy can sometimes be just what the Dr ordered! Nowadays I try to stay away from a fast lifestyle, but I have to say when Christmas comes around that all goes out the window. This year I have to be a bit more reserved as my circumstances have changed and I went a bit mad last year so I should be covered for a year or two. Ha ha.
Right anyway that enough waffling, back to the post.
I can’t wait for the 1st of December, to get the Christmas Jumpers out and the tree up AND the mulled wine on! I’m hoping with this blog post you’ll get right into the spirit.
Who doesn’t love Pjs? I’m into cutesie, snuggly ones. You won’t see anything sexy here! We used to live in an apartment that had an open fire, and there was nothing better then getting on the snuggly pjs and a hot chocolate with a Christmas movie on, with the fire crackling in the background. DELIGHTFUL!
These first ones from Dorothy Perkins are a bit more subtle Christmas, which is great if you want you Christmas pjs to see you through January too these ones might be the ones for you. These are currently on sale at £25.60 so get in quick before they are gone!
This festive little number are from Dunnes are RIGHT up my street, I love a good red set and if they have little Christmas imagery #winning. For those of you who don’t know Dunnes, it’s an Irish based company that does in fact deliver to Jersey! They are also the most reasonable of the lot coming in at £8.
This year there isn’t a shop that doesn’t have a pair of Grinch Pyjamas. These ones from NewLook with the “Naughty Who Me?” slogan are right up my street. I have a similar pair from last year that I can’t wait to get out. These ones come is at £19.99.
This ones for the safety queens. Not too Christmas, but just Christmas enough for the ones who like Christmas but don’t go OTT like the rest me ha ha. Coming in at £18 from Next they are not the cheapest, but it must be said, they are very cute.
Here we are… Late again. Sorry x
This might be a really random post, but I just couldn’t resist chatting about Kikki.K. It’s recently become available in De Gruchy, so I was excited. I envisioned a bigger selection, but that didn’t stop me spending my money.
I think I was first introduced to the brand when I got into planning and I followed a few groups on facebook, and then I saw Zoella chatting about it. Since then I’ve followed then on insta and just coveted everything! I’m not a huge fan of buying online, so as there was no stockist here I haven’t bought much.
On our way back from our London trip we traveled trough Gatwick, where they had just put up a Kikki.K stall. I was so excited, went straight over, the girls there were lovely and helpful and great advocates of the brand!
I ended up getting a pencil case type thing, that I use as a little makeup bag, and a book. The best part was that they had the option to personalise things, so I got “Magpie” foiled onto my pencil case in rose gold and it was worth ever penny!
Well I can tell you I’m glad that couple of weeks is over, and that this one is nearly over!! Sorry I missed you guys last week, and this Sunday, but I just couldn’t. It was just a couple of those weeks, ye know!
I think I’ve finally gotten back in the swing of Jersey life, well as much as someone like me can, and I’m ready to get back to blogging!
While I was home I had the pleasure of visiting the seaweed baths in Ballybunion. They are opens from the end of May till the mid September. My mother is an avid visiter in the summer so I was quite excited.
Here are my five top tips that I find help with my travel anxiety. When I stick to them I have a nice easy trip with minimal stress. If I don’t I can assure you something always goes wrong and I kick myself! So new life rule, follow my own tried and tested advice.
If you haven’t tried them already, I’d highly recommend the airline apps. You can pretty much do whatever you need to on there, check-in, book flights, add a bag. I always download the app of whoever I’m going to be flying with, log in, check in, and screen shot the boarding pass (just incase) and that’s it, one less stress!!
As you guys may know Jarek (my boyfriend) is from Poland, Sopot to be exact, so I thought it was about time I did a little Sopot post.
Sopot is a sea side town in northern Poland, the vibe is chill, but as its a popular summer destinations it can get very busy.
1. Monte Cassino
This is the main street that’s a pedestrian zone. It has lots of bars, restaurants and shops, and leads straight onto the Molo ( aka the pier). We have no H&M in Jersey so that’s always my first stop, and just beside is a pharmacy meet pound shop type place that I love going too. They sell Wibo which is a polish makeup brand I really like and they always have cute random things. This year I got some macaroon containers, you may have seen them on my instagram (LINK). There are a few other clothing shops in that area that are definitely worth a look.
Also right on the other side of H&M is the “Crooked House” which was designed by Szotyńscy & Zaleski, who were inspired by the fairytale illustrations and drawings of Jan Marcin Szancer and Per Dahlberg. It’s actually just a costa coffee, but it’s one of the must sees on Monte Cassino. On a side note H&M and Costa both have free wifi.