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December 31st: Goodbye 2020 and Happy New Year!

Hi readers,

Just wanted to do a quick post to say Happy New year!

This year I’m going to have a quiet new year’s eve. I’m going to watch television, put on a skincare facemask and maybe a Malibu and lemonade (or two)

Hope everyone has a safe and healthy new year’s eve and 2021!

Thank you for reading,

Take care and see you next year Lauren x

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December 30: New Year Look Back Tag!

Hi readers,

I think most people have had an unexpected year this year. I thought this blog post would be a final reflection of 2020, then a move on and a clean slate. Also, I want to pick up some postives so I don’t think this year was all bad.

What did you do in 2020 that you’ve never done before?

I travelled to France and stayed in Paris for my twenty-first birthday. Also, I visited Disneyland for the first time.

What was last year’s New Year Resolution, how did you do?

I can’t remember setting resolutions, but I know that I was desperate to pass my driving test. After my sixth attempt, I finally passed during lockdown August 2020.

What would you like to have accomplished in 2020 that you didn’t get to?

Getting through 2020 itself feels like an accomplishment to me. I believe all should focus on what we have accomplished this year, and how well we have dealt with the circumstances.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?

It’s a difficult one its either getting my driving licence or passing my first Open University module.

What was the best thing you bought?

It’s going to strange weird, but knitting supplies. This year I learnt to knit, and it has kept me occupied during this year.

Did you travel anywhere memorable?

Paris in January, it seems like a lifetime ago now. I feel grateful that I did have a holiday this year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned last year.

I’ve learnt never take anything or anyone for granted. The everyday things I have missed during lockdown has been a real lesson of how I should always apricate them.

If you could look back on one memory this year you wish you could relive, what would it be?

The memory I would like to relieve is missing my boyfriend’s birthday due to restrictions.

If you could change anything about the year you had, what would it be?

I don’t like this sort of questions. As I would always say I would change something, but would I be the person I am? I believe everything that happens to you is a life lesson.

Share something you’re looking forward to this year.

The summer and hopefully watching the Coronavirus impact go down.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 21st: Christmas unpopular Food Opinions

Hello readers,

Here are some of my unpopular Christmas (ish) food opinions. Hope you enjoy it.

Mince pies are lovely.

Brussels are nice.

I hate creme eggs

Bounty in a celebration tin isn’t that bad.

I prefer savoury to sweet.

Hot chocolate is not nice.

Chocolate ice cream isn’t nice either.

Boxing day food and the leftovers are great.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 20th: How I’m dealing with not getting the Christmas I planned 2020.

Hi readers,

So I don’t think many people are getting the Christmas they planned this year. It hasn’t been an easy year. Now further disruption from announcements of tier four restrictions in the UK. It’s dishearting, but here is how I’m trying to cope and stay positive for Christmas 2020.

Video calling– As I am in a long-distance relationship, I know video calls can be a saviour. It’s comfort. I’m going to try calling and video calling as much as possible.

Trying to distract myself- I’m going to do as many indoor Christmas activities as possible.

Look forwards- There will be hopefully many more Christmases and occasions I will be able to celebrate.

Take one day at a time- When life gets too much I’m always trying to tell myself just take one day at a time.

Accept it’s okay to be upset– I’m not pressuring myself to be completely happy always. Life doesn’t work that way. It’s how I react and pick myself up is the main thing.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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December 14th: My favourite games to play during Christmas.

Hi readers,

Here are some of my favourite games I have played on Christmas day.

1. Charades.

2. Guess who.

3. Who am I?

4. Wii sports.

5. Just Dance.

6. Guess the song.

7. A quiz.

8. Shut the box.

I could also say the classics monopoly or battleships, but I never play them, to be honest.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 13th: Sail away book review.

Hi readers,

Last night I finished a book called Sail Away by Celia Imrie. The story features two women (Suzy and Amanda) Who both faced problems think that better days are coming when they go on a cruise. However, they get more than they anticipated.

Even though this book I thought had a slow start. It becomes gripping during the finish,

The book is full of loveable (and not so lovable) characters. There is also an element of humour in there which I enjoyed.

On the whole, it was a very entertaining read which I would recommend.

Thank you for reading

Take care Lauren x

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December 12th: How I deal with Christmas stress.

Hi readers,

Christmas can be a stressful time, so here are some of the techniques I use to combat that stress.

1. Start early- It saves a lot of worry before the big day.

2. Get in the Christmas spirit- Watch a Christmas movie, create some Christmas crafts or listen to some Christmas music.

3. Talk with family/friends- Keeping in touch is very important at the moment. Speaking any concerns to those I trust always seems to make me feel better.

4. Try to focus on the positive- It can be difficult sometimes to see anything positive, but I find trying to focus on something positive can help my stress.

5. Enjoy the moment- During Christmas time, it seems as though I’m trying to one thing to the next.

Thank you for reading!

Take care Lauren x

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December 11th: My goals for December.

Hi readers,

This evening, I’ve been reflecting and trying to decide what my goals are for this last month of 2020.

1. Try not to spend to much .

2. Appreciate my family, and the things some others may not have.

3. Try not to eat too unhealthy (difficult)

4. Make time for me.

5. Try not to get to stressed.

At the moment, I think the main thing is taking everything one step at a time.

Take care everyone Lauren x

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December 10th: Where I’ve shopped this year for Christmas.

Hi readers,

This year I’ve made sure to start my Christmas shop early. I’m more or less finished now, I can’t complain really. Here is a list of all the places I like to shop at.

1. Asda.

2. The Body Shop.

3. Morrison’s.

4. Calendar Club.

5. Amazon.

6. Thornton’s.

7. Wayland Games.

8. Dark Sphere.

9. Freeprints.

10. World Of Books.

11. Ebay.

12. Boots.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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December 8th: Holidate on Netflix.

Hello readers,

I discovered a new movie on Netflix earlier on, and I was pleasantly surprised. I’ve found Netflix has added some pretty good movies this month. It helps that I love Christmas films.

Emma Roberts stars as the main character in this film. It’s about strangers fed up with dating, who agree to be each other’s dates during holidays.

Even though it didn’t have great reviews, I still enjoyed this film. It was a feel-good film that I would watch again.

Have you watched this movie? what are your thoughts?

Thank you for reading Lauren x