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MY 2019 GOALS

I'm not one to make resolutions particularly but I do think it's quite useful to make some goals, though it doesn't necessarily have to be January! 

→  Start a Creative Arts degree - This year I plan to begin studying with the OCA, this is part of the University for the Creative Arts but you can do it from home which will allow me to continue working as well!
→ Work with more companies - I've had a couple companies reach out to me already this year so I'm really looking forward to working with more brands to create content. → Create a list of book ideas - Writing a book is on my bucket list and although it's not something I plan to do yet, I would like to think of some potential ideas and themes. → Guest posts - I've done a few guest posts previously and would like to do more to build up my portfolio. I'd also like to contribute to places like Buzzfeed since it's a platform I use frequently.

→ 4000 followers on Twitter - I'm almost at 2500 so 4000 is…

BLOGMAS: THE PERFECT CHRISTMAS EVE

Christmas Eve is often a very busy day and begins with the chaos of getting all the final bits ready for Christmas. We usually collect and deliver presents to different family members and do some last minute shopping for any food or essentials.

My Mum then prepares some bits for Christmas Dinner and my evening usually kicks off with the annual trifle making. I’m not sure how many years I’ve been making one for me and my Dad but it’s at least 6+ so it’s become a tradition now!

The evening is (hopefully) a bit more chilled out and we usually watch a Christmas film. This year’s pick is The Muppet's Christmas Carol! One of my favourite traditions is getting a few gifts to open on Christmas Eve. Most often, this consists of some new festive pyjamas which we usually put on straight away and have them for Christmas morning. I’ve had multiple designs over the years and this time I received this matching grey fairisle set which I really love! Luckily it’s not too thick as I hate getting too hot but it’s also pretty cosy too.

We also like to have a hot chocolate whilst watching the film and this year we're having one made from an orange Lindt chocolate bar, melting this with milk makes an amazing hot chocolate and is the perfect drink for Christmas Eve!

We also sometimes receive another small gift to open, sometimes slippers or socks, last year I got a Christmas Mug and quiz book. This year, we all got another book each and as I’m not a massive read of fiction, I actually got this Sherlock Holmes puzzle book. It looks really interesting as you have to try and put on your best Sherlock head in order to solve different puzzles and problems, it’s definitely something fun you can do by yourself or with the whole family!

I can’t quite believe that it’s Christmas Day tomorrow, every year I remark on how quickly it comes around but it just seems to fly by. I still have a few festive posts to put up, including a What I Got For Christmas! I hope everyone has a lovely day, whatever it is you celebrate!

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