Lifestyle // Lindt Bear Advent Calendar Competition*

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                                                                                                      Hey lovelies,

My favourite time of the year is finally upon us. CHRISTMAS! I love that in England as soon as Halloween and Bonfire Night are over, the Christmas preparations finally begin. My all time favourite way to countdown is with a good advent calendar. 

The lovely WOW FreeStuff currently have the most fabulous Christmas competition on at the minute. It's a chance for you to win your very own 
Lindt Bear Advent Calendar. Having actually been given one of these advent calendars last year by my boyfriend, I can confirm that it was incredibly delicious and made the countdown even better.

Box Contents 
Lindt Bear & Gold Reindeer Milk Chocolate
Lindt Swiss Milk Chocolate Napolitains
Lindor mini milk Chocolate Truffles with a Smooth Melting Filling (44%)
Milk Chocolate Snowdrops with a Creamy Double Milk Filling (44%)

Terms  & Conditions for the competition 
This competition ends on 24th November 2018
By entering you agree to sign up to WOW FreeStuff Newsletter 
Must be over 18 and based in the UK


Lifestyle // Things I've Learnt Since Moving In With My Boyfriend

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Hey lovelies, 

Long time no blog. Do I even still count as a blogger? Uni life really took its toll on me the last four years and I am so pleased to have officially finished. So whilst I look for the perfect job in Beauty PR, I have more free time to do the things I used to love.

If you don't follow me on social media, you probably won't have seen my continuous postings of myself and my delicious SNACK of a boyfriend, Dan. It's crazy how life works, this time last year I was pining for boys with questionable intentions, wondering if I would ever find love. THANKFULLY, life gave me a break and with the help of Bumble and my opening liner of 'Hey Dan' I managed to secure the ting (lol). Fast forward a few months, we'll be celebrating a year together next month which makes my heart so happy and last month we moved in together! So I thought this post would be perfect as a kind of  memory of what I've learnt so far whilst living with Dan and as a little note to any couples who might not know what to expect when moving in together.

1/ Everyone will automatically assume that you're expecting or engaged
This is certainly not our case. We just both personally felt like we were ready to take the leap into living with each other. Over the past almost year we pretty much spent every day of summer together and every weekend together whilst I was in High Wycombe for uni. We learnt that we loved being together but we were desperate for our own space. However, this doesn't stop us being asked constantly whether we're expecting or when wedding hats should be bought... Not anytime soon.

2/ Relationship weight gain is REAL
My goodness, when my friends talked about gaining weight whilst especially in their first year of a relationship, I didn't realise how much I would relate to it. On my first date with Dan we went to a food festival and I refused to eat because I was so nervous, as well as it taking me five hours to finish a cider because I was so damn shy (I didn't even finish it). Our first few dates were pretty much spent awkwardly playing around with food and deeming ourselves 'not hungry' when we both knew it was just nerves. I honestly thought I would never be able to eat properly in the relationship but that suddenly changed.

 I am literally so greedy, I inhale my food, Dan's food and still have the cheek to tell him I need more food. Thankfully I don't deem this as a bad thing at all. I am glad that we're more than comfortable eating around each other and that a Deliveroo or Just Eat are ok to eat more than once a week.... :)

3/ I always seem to be cleaning
This is more of a shady point for whenever Dan reads my blog. I am someone that pretty much can't handle a plate sitting in the sink over night, so I prefer to get all the cleaning out the way. However, how many times am I going to have to tell this boy to help out. I always seem to be washing his dirty pants or something whilst he sits and plays GTA. In all honesty, I got a bit stressed at first but thankfully Dan came through and helps out more. Plus, cleaning has its perks of receiving flowers or getting a Chinese bought for you!

4/ It was the best decision!
Lastly, I've come to realise that moving in together was honestly one of the best joint decisions we've ever made. As anyone would, I thought about the possibilities that things could instantly go wrong, however I am loving every minute of living with my best friend. It genuinely feels so exciting going to bed together and waking up together. Even little things like having dinner and talking about how both our days were. If you both agree it's what you want, then bite the bullet and go for it!

Do you and your partner live together yet? 


Lifestyle // Photo Diary - Northern Ireland

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Hey lovelies
My first post of 2018. I've given up trying to apologise to myself and anyone who continues to stop by, for my declining rate of posts. Life is busy, especially considering there's just weeks to go until i am finished with university life forever. Anyway, i will save that for another post.

Two weeks ago was a big weekend for me, I went on my first EVER HOLIDAY. Aside from a family trip to Great Yarmouth that i vaguely remember when i was younger, holiday's haven't really been a thing for me. This was such a special holiday for me, for many reasons. Not only was it a first proper one, which meant actually going to an airport and getting to explore the whole of duty free. It was so special to me as it was my first holiday with my boyfriend and a special occasion to meet family members of his that i hadn't met before. *SIDE NOTE: who knew going through security could be so weird? during our first security search through Heathrow i was told by a member of staff to lift my hands up and say 'Tupac is alive... and during my security search in Belfast i got stopped as i forgot to put my hand sanitiser in with my liquids.. Oops.* 

We were so lucky to be greeted with sun as soon as we touched down in Belfast. It pretty much stayed sunny for the majority of our weekend, aside from a few rainy spells. We stayed in the cutest little pink Airbnb in Dundrum with the most gorgeous view of the beach out back. We really made the most of our holiday with so much exploring and SO much food. I had the most amazing breakfast and dinner cooked by Dan's family and on the day his family were all heading back home, we stopped for lunch at a place called The Bucks Head, I've never had such an amazing three course meal in my life! If any of you ever find yourself over in Dundrum, you must stop by!

My boyfriend has been to Northern Ireland on a number of occasions, so we definitely weren't short of places to visit. One of my favourite places to visit had to be Castlewellan Forest Park and trying to find our way out of the Peace Maze.. yeah, i sucked at trying to get us out. We almost headed to Tollymore Forest Park which some scenes of Game of Thrones were filmed at, but the bad weather let us down.

One of my favourite things about this holiday was getting to be behind a camera. Whilst my blogging hasn't been the best over the past few months, i feel like my photography skills are getting somewhat stronger. I had such an incredible time and i'm hoping it isn't long until i'm back in Northern Ireland or onto my next adventure!