Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Goodbye 2014: How Did My 2014 NY Resolutions Go?

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Hey guys! Happy New Years Eve! Im currently typing this up on the 30th as I am too busy shopping/ getting ready/ am out on New Years Eve. Technically, it is already New Years eve as it is 11.59. 
This year, for me, could have gone better but also could have gone worse. Like I said in my: 'Happy New Year 2014' post, 2014 was definitely a year of change and gaining experience in things and learning more about myself. 
If you want to go and look at that post- you can click here. 
I did write, in that post, a few less personal resolutions, that I really hope to achieve, again you can click to see those resolutions (or scroll down.)


1) Continue on in my weightloss. This means not to go back to old eating habits and maintain working out 3/4 times a week, to result into finally getting my goal body.

2)Expand my blog and YouTube. I want to become much more confident in my blog and making videos. I want my blog to become more myself. I know 2013 was finally coming out of my blogging shell so I hope 2014 will be expanding my blogging/vlogging oppurtunities.

3) Save enough money to buy and MacBook Pro and a Canon Camera. So I roughly have to save around £1600! This may or may not happen, depending if i...

4) Get a Job. I want to get a job so I can make my own money and buy things I want to buy.

5) Ace all of my AS exams. So this means revising very hard and making sure I understand everything.

6) Keep a memory jar. I totally missed out on doing this last year so I am definitely going to do it this year. Whenever something good happens to me I will write it down and place it in the jar and then at the end of 2014 I will open them all up and see all of the good things that happened to me this year. 

So, have i completed these? 
1) I did at the beginning of they year continue on with my weightloss, I then became very uninspired and have stayed the same weight- something of which i hope to change. (TICK)

2)Expand my blog and youtube. I would definitely tick this. Although my blog hasnt grown considerably in size, I feel comfortable with what I want to post. I also attended my first ever blogger event which was also very fun. (TICK)

3) Save up enough money to buy a Canon and a Macbook. Well, I did save up enough money and did buy my Canon Camera- mentioned in my 'top 14 products of 2014.' What i did not buy is my Macbook. I felt very silly at the feeling of buying a Macbook as it's just so much money. I know the Mac is worth it but I'd rather wait until I go to uni and will actually have a few pennies left over. (TICK)

4) Get a job! Yes, yes I did. Despite spending half of 2013 searching and getting turned down for jobs, I finally got one very awful one and then one good one(c'mon I can't say amazing, after all it is a job.) (TICK)

5) Acing all my AS exams. We will skip this one. 

6)Despite not having many standout, amazing memories this year I did keep a memory jar. I kind of know all the good things anyway as I remember writing each one of them. Sorry. (TICK)

So I achieved 4.5, lets say, out of 5 resolutions. I'm quite happy with that, indeed. I will also definitely be doing a 2015 new years resolution list. Wow, 2015. 

Did you achieve your resolutions this year? Have an amazing New Years guys and dont drink/eat too muchor you'll start the year throwing up.

Thanks for the support this year :)



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Wednesday, 24 December 2014

The Christmas Tag

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone! I hope you are enjoying today and not rushing around doing last minute Christmas shopping! I am currently watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and I am suprisingly loving it, despite it being my least favourite. 
I do also apologise for not blogging these past couple of weeks as I have just been stressed with work and college work (there is just so much I need to do :() Anyway, I thought i'd do the Christmas tag.

1)What is your favourite Christmas Movie? It has to be The Elf! Will Ferrel was absolutely amazing in it and it always lifts my spirits and put me in a festive mood!

2)Have you ever had a White Christmas? Living in London, you'd think I have. However, I don't remember it ever snowing on Christmas day. I remember one Christmas when it stopped snowing and the snow melted on Christmas Eve. 

3) Where do you usually spend your holiday? Normally, my family go round to my aunts house where the rest of my family go but sometimes we do it round ours. Think about around 15-20 sitting around a Christmas table.

4)What is your favourite Christmas song? The Fairy Tale of New York by The Pogues, definitely hands down! 

5) Do you open any presents on Christmas Eve? No, I've never opened presents on Christmas Eve as my family and I open all of them on Christmas morning in our pajamas.

6)  Can you name all of Santa's Reindeers? Okay so: Rudolph, Dasher, Prancer, Vixen.. no. 

7) What holiday traditions are you looking forward to most this Christmas? Generally just being around my whole, entire family. It is quite rare of us being all together so it's nice when we all get around the table and have Christmas dinner and just stay up late talking and stuff.

8) Is your Christmas Tree real or fake? Fake :(

9) What is your all time favourite holiday food/ sweet treat? My favourite holiday food is: well to be honest i cant name one, i like the whole traditional English/ Greek Christmas food like: roast potatoes, kioftetes, roast lamb and we cant forget cake! 

10) Be honest: do you like giving or receiving gifts?  I like a bit of both. I love giving gifts that I know the person loves but I like receiving gifts that I know I would like. 

11) What is the best Christmas gift you've ever received? The best Christmas gift I've ever received would have to be my first proper mobile phone- it was a pink and white Cath Kidson for Nokia phone. That or my Tamagotchi in year four. 

12) What would be your dream place to visit during Christmas time? I would definitely want to visit New York as it seems like such a magical and beautiful place to be during this time of year.

13) Are you a pro- present wrapper or do you fail miserably? I fail miserably every time. 

14) Most memorable holiday moment? This was the first Christmas when I could properly remember the whole day. I think it was about 2010-11. It was just a great day spent with my whole family. 

15) What made you realize the truth about Santa? My eldest brother. 

16) Do you make New Year's Resolutions? Do you stick to them? I do make them, I try as hard as possible to stick to them but it never works.

17) What makes the holidays special for you? Spending time with my family make the holidays special for me. That and getting fat-ter. 

I hope you enjoyed my answers. I tag all of you to do this tag.
I hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas!




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Monday, 8 December 2014

December TBR 2014


So Blogmas has been going pretty well hasn't it? Yes, I am a failure. Ultimately, I blame college.
Anyhoo, I thought I'd post by December TBR today. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of a TBR it just means 'to be read,' so i am going to tell you what I am going to/ hopefully going to be reading.

Ontop of a myriad of books for English, I hope to read:
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: believe I spelt her name right without looking at the cover. This book's cover just looks very Christmassy and wintery. It's about a circus that appears overnight and strange things start occuring.

- Game of Thrones by George R R Martin: What can i say? I am absolutely in love with the TV show so hopefully I will be just as in love with the book. I am really looking forward to designating my Christmas break to the book as I really want to delve more into the Fantasy genre.

Moving onto more YA:

Arcadia Awakens by Kai Meyer: to be honest, I do not know anything about this book but it has been described my namy book tubers as 'absolutely amazing' and 'a must fantasy trilogy.' I have the first and second books in this trilogy so I am excited to get into these. One thing I am not to happy on is the fact that the second book: Arcadia Burns came in hardback and not paperback.

Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher: I am hopefully going to read this first as I have heard that it is a very quick and easy read and it is also a stand alone. The book is about a girl who is writing letters to an inmate on death row. I believe she is telling the story of herself and these two boys she know and somewhere a murder happens and I believe the perpetrator is left to get away with it.

Well that is what I hope to read in the month of December. I have around 10 books to read ontop of revision.

What are you reading this month?




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