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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…


This year I participated in a Secret Santa for bloggers which was organised by the lovely Casey. Despite a few hiccups, it was a lovely thing to be a part of because I was able to connect with so many new bloggers and we all have a great support system now! You can check out Casey's post here if you'd like to see what everyone else got too as she kindly provided links to all of our blogs!

My gifts arrived quite a while ago, packaged in some really festive Christmas Pudding wrapping paper and I really had to resist the urge to open them, I always used to be one of those kids that would feel around and try to work out what a present was when I had to wait to open it, haha! My Secret Santa was Eloise who blogs over at The Longing Wanderer. She absolutely nailed my gifts and I couldn't be happier with them so I can't thank her enough!

Firstly I opened two bath bombs which smelt amazing even before opening them, I quickly recognised that they were from Lush which really excited me as I love their products. I received the 'Luxury Lush Pud' which is a Christmas classic and one I always like to use, as well as the new 'Cheery Christmas' bath bomb which is so pretty. I always enjoy colourful bath bombs and plus they smell so good too, so am definitely looking forward to using these!

Next, I opened a set of two travel notebooks which will be perfect for detailing all my adventures. It was so nice of Eloise to put so much thought into the gifts as she saw that I hope to travel! I also really like the design of the notebooks, I think the background of the map is really cool and the quotes are obviously perfect for travelling!

I also received a Shearer Candle in the scent 'Cinnamon Spice' which couldn't have been a better choice for me, it's the perfect scent for Christmas and I can't wait to burn it. I've not tried any of the Shearer Candles before but I really like the packaging and love the blue colour of this one. I'll definitely be checking out their other ones now, thanks to Eloise!

Lastly, I was given a set of Watercolour Brush Pens which was something I put on my wishlist so was so pleased to open it. I really enjoy being creative and want to experiment more with calligraphy so have had my eye on these for a while now. There is a great range of colours and I love working with watercolour so I'll definitely enjoy using them over Christmas!

Once again, a massive thank you to Eloise for these amazing gifts as I love them all and was definitely lucky to have you as my Secret Santa. I would really like to be a part of the Bloggers Secret Santa next year as I also really enjoyed buying gifts to send to another lovely blogger too, I'm not sure if she's opened them yet so I won't spoil anything but hopefully, she likes them!


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