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You don’t have to wait for a new year to make better decisions, habits or goals but I think it does motivate people to reflect on what they want to do over the next 12 months. 
After the Christmas period and when no one really knows what day it is, it can often be a relief when January rolls around! It’s an opportunity to get back into a routine and be a bit more organised again. I took some time to have a think about my goals and plans for 2020 so thought I’d share them here!

Creative Arts degree 
In late April 2019, I started studying for a Creative Arts open degree (you can read more about it here). I’ve made a lot of progress and am really getting into it now. Obviously studying is something that is a priority and I want to dedicate a lot of time to over the next year so I can continue learning and working my way through the degree. I’ve enjoyed it so far and am looking forward to the upcoming stages! 
Regular exercise 
Of course, I want to improve my overall health and fitness but…


I was recently nominated for the Liebster Award by the fabulous Lisa, you can find her blog here at Total TV Addict. I seriously recommend you check it out if, like me, you love discovering new shows to watch!

For anyone who isn't sure what the Liebster Award is, basically it recognises new bloggers and helps others to 'discover new blogs!' I'm pretty new to the blogging community and it is so amazing to see the amount of love and support that goes around, this award is just one example of that!

So what do you do if you are nominated? Firstly don't forget to thank them! Then you answer the 11 questions that they asked you in their post and then you must create 11 new questions for your nominees! This is a great way to get to know a bit more about the person behind the blog so thank you again Lisa for nominating me - you can also follow her on twitter: @Dimaline27 .

Lisa's Questions:

1. Why Blogging?

I have always enjoyed writing, whether that is a wishlist of Christmas presents, my current best friends and holiday checklist, a short story that was most likely copied from whatever book I had been reading, or a quiz I had made up and forced my 'delighted' family to answer. Blogging is a way to share my thoughts and little bits of the things I enjoy in my life and I love it.

2. What expectations did you have when you first started? 

I didn't really have certain expectations, the world of blogging varies so much and I wasn't going in to it naively, expecting to be earning big sums like the most popular bloggers are! I think it is just important to focus on creating content you love and would enjoy reading, people can tell if it is genuine and eventually that will be recognised and appreciated!

3. What have you enjoyed the most and least since you started?

I love are the blogger chats on Twitter, I always look forward to an evening where i can connect with fellow bloggers and answer some questions, it is great fun and as a newcomer it really made me feel welcome in the community. If I had to pick out something that I have enjoyed the least, I'd say the time it takes to build and grow your blog, to begin with you can spend ages on a post but it doesn't get the recognition because you don't have a following. However it's definitely exciting to see your stats improve!

4. What is the 1 thing you want everyone to know about you?

Oh god, I'm never good at these sort of questions! Hm, since it's December maybe the fact that Christmas is my favourite time of the year. That's fairly normal, right? However I'd say I have an obsession with all things Christmas, I have lists written for every aspect by September and whack on the festive tunes at the same time. If anyone needs a list of Christmas movies, snacks, songs or blog ideas then hit me up! Basically once Summer is over, my mind turns solely to Christmas so I think that is one thing you'd definitely have to get used to!

5. What's the best place you've visited - home and abroad?

Home: Devon because I used to go on holiday there for a weekend or maybe a week fairly often as a child so have a lot of fond memories there. The hotel where we stayed in Exmouth had amazing gardens and was just a short walk away from the beach so was great!

Abroad: Florida, purely because as a 6 year old there is nothing better than a holiday to Disney World is there really? Although I was pretty young, I do remember it really well and loved every second so that is definitely up there with the best!
Or Paris as I fell in love with the city, however I went there on a school trip so only got to spend a few days there and would love to visit again!

6. What are your plans for Christmas Day?

Get up at about 7, open presents and then realise we've finished in about 10 minutes because it is all just too exciting, eat, chat, spend some time properly using our gifts, eat Christmas dinner, crash out on the sofa & watch some Christmassy tv, eat some more, maybe play a board game whilst eating more and then relax...yep you guessed it whilst probably eating again!

7. Do you have any personal and blogging goals for 2018? 

To try and set a schedule and hopefully get into a routine of posting on particular days of the week! In general I'd like to get more organised really and to start creating more art again as I have stopped after finishing my A Levels.

8. What's your favourite thing to do?

Wow, this is so hard! Just making new memories and experiencing as much as I possibly can!

9. Who are your favourite people in this world?

Another hard one, of course the obvious answers are your family, significant other and friends. However on a broader scale I think people that have the perfect balance of making you laugh till your sides hurt but can also be there for you no matter the time or day are the best kind of people!

10. If money was no object, what would you do? 

I would travel the world, 100%. My goal is to set foot on every continent so that is definitely what I would do first!

11. How will you be bringing in the New Year?

Absolutely no idea as I don't have any plans right now, I'd love to go to London to watch the fireworks though!


My Questions: 

1. What is something you have achieved in 2017?
2. Are you a tea, coffee, hot chocolate drinker? Or do you not like hot drinks at all?
3. If you could go back to being a certain age, what would it be and why? 
4. What are your top 3 Christmas songs?
5. How do you feel about Marmite? 
6. If you were given a plane ticket to anywhere, where would you go?
7. What are your top 3 Christmas movies?
8. Have you ever felt like giving up blogging?
9. What is one thing that excites you about the new year?
10. What is your must have Christmas food or snack?
11. What is one thing you are grateful for?

Thank you for reading, I hope you learnt something new about me! I nominate:

Evie - find her here at Everything Evening
Jessica - find her here at Jess Is Trying


  1. Fabulous Lorna I really enjoyed reading your answers & if I didn’t have my house 🏠 & Dog travel is what I would do!! I couldn’t leave Tinky too long 🐶

    1. Thank you for the nomination it was really fun to answer the questions! Aw there’s always something you’d miss isn’t there!🤷🏼‍♀️

  2. Wonderful post! Thank you so much for the nomination! <3


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