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Two years today our journey began.

Hi readers,

So I thought I would do a celebratory blog post. As two years ago Ben and I began our relationship.

There have been many obstacles along the way, such as distance and a pandemic. However, I think it has made us stronger in the long run.

It’s funny how much we have both changed during these two years. I believe as we have grown as people our relationship has to.

Thank you for always pushing me to be my best!

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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January 23rd: Happy 22nd birthday to me.

Hi readers,

So here’s the day I turn twenty-two. Crazy how last year I arranged a party and travelled. Things may be a lot quieter this year, but it doesn’t mean I’m going to be less positive to what the year brings.

Happy birthday to anyone also celebrating a lockdown birthday this month.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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2nd January: A big thank you!

Morning readers,

Was very happy when I see this morning that I had reached fifty followers! Also over 50 likes!

I would like to thank everyone who has taken their own time, to like, comment and follow my blog.

My advice to anyone who would like to start blogging is, take the leap of faith and enjoy it. The reaction you may get could be completely unexpected.

I’m looking forward to seeing how my blog progresses in the future, and where my blogging journey will take me.

Thank you for reading.

Take care Lauren x

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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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27th December: A relaxing Christmas.

Hi readers,

All things considering my Christmas went pretty well. I spent the day with my family. Think I also eat a little too much food.

It seemed to be over within a flash. I can’t believe the countdown is officially over now. It seemed very weird not doing blogmas anymore. Now to look forward to hopefully a better new year.

Hope everyone had a safe and relaxing Christmas.

Wishing everyone the best.

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 9th: Christmas tag questions.

1. How do you celebrate Christmas? My whole family celebrate together. We exchange presents, eat lots of food and play games.

2. How are you spending this Christmas? Due to the pandemic, I think this one will be a quiet one. It’s difficult to arrange anything due to restrictions and rules for the time being.

3. Are you good at buying gifts for others? I like to pride myself on being a good gift-buyer. I’m always trying to pay attention to what people would like. Now I’m an adult I love buying and giving gifts.

4. What’s your most memorable Christmas memory? My most memorable Christmas memory is getting my bike. My mum and dad hid it in the garage with a balloon on it.

5. How did you spend last Christmas? I spend last Christmas Eve in a packed busy store working. Then on Christmas day went round my Aunties and Uncles for dinner. Then later on in the evening went around my boyfriend’s house.

6. On Christmas Eve, what do you leave out for Santa? When I was a child, I used to leave out a mince pie and a glass of milk.

7. What is your favourite Christmas movie? Love actually.

8. What is your favourite Christmas song? Boney M- Mary’s boy child.

9. What do you eat on Christmas day? A full Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

10. Do you have any Christmas Eve Traditions? No, I don’t which is kind of disappointing.

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

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December 4th: Snow?!

Evening readers,

This morning I woke up to seeing snow. Living in the south of the UK it’s not regular getting snow. It felt very Christmasy. Unfortunately, it went horrible and sludgy as now is all melted. I didn’t even take a picture either which I kind of regret. It’s still absolutely freezing which is not a change round here.

Also, last night I brought let’s get crafting magazine. So I’m planning for lots of Christmas crafts that I will be posting on my blog in the future.

Thank you for reading

Lauren x