Since the academic year has recently started I thought I'd do a quick post to share some tips that I used or wish I knew at the time! I often found myself feeling pretty prepared and motivated at the start of the year but hopefully, some of these will help that to continue all year round, or more at least!

Attitude and Behaviour

Put in the effort now - when you get further into the year you'll thank yourself for putting in the time to learn everything properly, especially when it comes to revision as you'll already have materials to look back at.
> Mistakes are good - it can be disheartening when you make mistakes or don't get the feedback you hoped for but learning from them is a really productive and useful way to help improve.
> Strengths and Weaknesses - everyone has things they are better at and things they may struggle with, finding that out now and setting time aside to focus on the things you find harder will help reduce stress. You could also study w…


I'm desperately trying to hold on to every last bit of Christmas so here are some of the things I loved throughout December and the festive period! I swear it goes by quicker every year?!

Beauty - Now I'm stripping it back to basics here as this month I have been so thankful for my trusty Vaseline lip balms. Now they aren't a new favourite by any means but in the colder months when your lips tend to be drier, a good lip balm is essential and Vaseline is my go to! I love all the scents but I tend to use the Aloe Vera and Rosy Lips most often, I've always got one of them close to hand! Another thing that is always needed during the winter months is hand cream, the Nivia Express Hydration hand cream is great for day to day use, I also have a Ted Baker one that I like as it smells amazing!

T.V/Movies - Moving on to what I've enjoyed watching this year, and I have to say that of course I did spend most of December watching Christmas movies (Elf is my fave) but Christmas is also a time for great tv too! The things I especially looked forward to were the Great British Bake Off specials and The Big Fat Quiz of The Year - food, general knowledge and comedy, some of my favourites things! I'm also excited to watch The Big Fat Quiz of Everything which I believe is on January 12th, give it a watch if you haven't before & you like silly, panel show type quiz things!

Fashion - Okay maybe these don't technically fit in the 'fashion' section but I have loved being able to lounge around in Christmassy pyjama bottoms over December! I already had a few pairs that I switched between and then I received some more for Christmas, all of them are so warm and cosy which is exactly what you need when it's chilly outside and all you want to do is to sit in front of the tv and eat snacks all day! 

Food - I could literally lists a million items here as December is literally the month of food, so I've narrowed it down to 5 items that are my absolute go to festive snacks! The first being Jacobs Cheeselets or 'Treeselets', I can go through tubs of these like there's no tomorrow and they are the first thing I buy when the Christmas food goes on the shelves in supermarkets! Equally, I'm also a fan of the tubs of Twiglets too, I know a lot of people hate these but they are the perfect thing to snack on after you've eaten your body weight in chocolate! Speaking of chocolate, I of course could mention a whole host of types but the holy grail of Christmas chocolate has to be Terry's Chocolate Orange. I also love having the Segsations as you can enjoy all the different flavours! Another food item I have thoroughly enjoyed are pigs in blankets - great to snack on and also my favourite part of Christmas Dinner! Lastly, I have to mention trifle as it wouldn't be Christmas without it. For years and years now I have always made a trifle on Christmas Eve and again on New Years Eve so it is something I always look forward to when December comes around!

Other - I didn't know what category to put this in but I always enjoy wrapping presents throughout December, I enjoy making them look neat and can get through it pretty quickly...provided I am something to watch and some snacks close by! Finally, I of course have just loved the whole of December and Christmas in general, it's great to spend time with people and the whole atmosphere is always something that I enjoy and is what makes December my favourite month!

I knew the food section would be the largest, I'd love to know what your favourite festive snacks were over Christmas! 


Popular posts from this blog


Christmas is approaching so today I thought I'd share my gift guide to hopefully give you inspiration for the people you are buying for this year. I am going to do a combination of gifts for her, gifts for him and then gifts for anyone!
 Knitted Jumper - Perfect for this time of the year and something most people would appreciate. Head over to Asos for a huge selection!  Jacket - Another one that is useful for the colder weather, personally I'd like a denim jacket this Christmas but you could also go for a leather, smarter or bomber jacket. Have a look on Topshop for some inspiration!       
 Shirt - This is definitely something I know my Dad would appreciate and would be a great present if you tend to dress smarter on Christmas day! There are some great choices at John Lewis and Marks and Spencer.  Slippers - Another ideal gift for this time of the year and so cosy, Next have some great ones!  Converse - Another one that is on my list this year, basically a wardrobe staple b…


Last Saturday I turned 19 and to celebrate, my boyfriend kindly paid for a trip to London. So on the Friday we morning, we made the journey from our little town to the busy streets of city life. The journey actually went really quickly, (around 2 hours) though we were both very hungry when we got there!

We stayed in The Grange St. Pauls hotel which was absolutely gorgeous and I would 100% recommend it to anyone. The room itself was a perfect size - spacious but still felt cosy and the bed was super comfortable, something I was very appreciative after the long day! However my favourite part and one of the reasons I chose this hotel were the leisure facilities. The pool itself was amazing and it was so nice to be able to use it on the Friday afternoon and again on the Saturday morning before we checked out. There was also a jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a gym, as well as a spa, which you could book various treatments at. Unfortunately we didn't really use too many of these as most…


March is always a pretty busy time, it's known as the 'birthday month' in our family because between the 1st and 21st, 7 of us have celebrated our birthdays! This means that there is a lot of family time, a lot of presents and a lot of cake which is a pretty good mix - plus there are loads of things I've been loving this month so I'll get started!
Something I had to mention in this monthly favourites was the rather strange weather we had! We'd not had any decent snow since 2013 and then we had multiple snow days in March, so I think it's fair to say that Spring was delayed! I actually really like the snow, it's so amazing to look out at, especially when it is untouched! Although I did slip over on the ice, straight on my that wasn't as great!


This month I have worn my denim jacket constantly, I don't know how I've lived without one for so long! Besides the random snow days, we've definitely had a few milder and m…