Christmas Party Wishlist: New Look

Monday, 30 November 2015

The second of my annual Christmas Party Outfit Wishlists - you can read my first one here where I put together 4 outfits from ASOS.  This week it's the turn of New Look....

dress - clutch - heels - lipgloss - nail polish

George at Asda Secret Santa

Saturday, 28 November 2015
This year I took part in the George at Asda bloggers Secret Santa, organised by those lovely folks at Talented Talkers.  So after being assigned a fellow blogger to buy for I was tasked with choosing presents for him/her from the George Christmas Gift section (up to the value of £50), while someone else was doing the same for me.  My gifts arrived last week (you can watch my unboxing video here) and my Secret Santa did really well as you can see!

Daily Makeup

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

I'm very much a creature of habit when it comes to my makeup.  Even though I've got drawers of blushes and lipsticks and eyeshadow palettes and foundations, I basically wear the same things every day for MONTHS and then I'll introduce something new and that will be used every day for months until something else new comes in and so the cycle continues.

Christmas Party Wishlist: ASOS

Sunday, 22 November 2015
Every year I do a series of Christmas Party Outfit Wishlists, and if I'm honest, it's one of my favourite  type of posts to write.  I love putting together fantasy outfits, and party outfits are the BEST ones.  I've still not decided what I'll wear to my own Christmas party yet, I've ordered the dress in outfit 1 but I'm not sure if it will suit me.  If not then maybe I'll find some inspiration in the next few posts.

dress - boots - necklace - clutch

Camera Roll #4

Friday, 20 November 2015
Time for another sneak peek at my iPhone photos, and a look at what I've been up to over the last few weeks.

Our Wedding

Wednesday, 18 November 2015
Pull up a chair, grab yourself a drink, and let me tell you all about our wedding.

There are a LOT of photos, so apologies if it takes a while to load!


A is for St Andrews

Sunday, 15 November 2015

It was Blair's 30th birthday last month, and as he'd taken me away for a surprise weekend when it was mine earlier in the year, I decided to return the favour with a trip to St Andrews.  We've stayed in St Andrews together once before - for my birthday 4 years ago - and it's a place we've always wanted to return to (especially as we had terrible weather on our last trip).  It's such a lovely little town - in fact if I had to live somewhere other than Edinburgh it would probably be top of my list.

Our weekend also coincided with the first of a series of "alphabet dates" that we are going to be doing every month for the first 2 years of our marriage (or at least that's the plan!).  So as well as staying in A for St Andrews, I also had a couple of A related activities planned along the way....

Recipe: Korean Fried Chicken

Wednesday, 11 November 2015
If you were to ask me the very serious question of whether I’m a ketchup or a brown sauce person, I’d have to pick the latter. It’s not that I don’t like tomato sauce, it’s just if I’m reaching for something to have with my chips then I’m much more likely to pick brown sauce (or actually, my condiment of choice would be BBQ sauce if it’s there). Oh and vinegar. Always vinegar.

I’m sure you’re finding this insight into my sauce preferences RIVETING, but it’s going somewhere, I promise.

Now given that I rarely reach for the ketchup as a condiment, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m even more unlikely to add it as an ingredient to a meal (eurgh no). So when Haydn from Joe Blogs got in touch to ask if I wanted to take part in a campaign that involved cooking with ketchup – to celebrate the launch of Homeserve’s new online magazine called, funnily enough, Ketchup - I was certainly intrigued. The list of recipe options sounded pretty yummy so I decided to accept the challenge and take on Korean Fried Chicken.

Honeymoon Reads

Sunday, 8 November 2015
This post was in high demand.  And by that I mean, I asked here if anyone would like me to do a post about the books I read on honeymoon and one of my friends said yes.

It's what bloggers say though isn't it?  I don't know how many Youtube videos I've watched that start with "so lots of you have been asking me to do this video...".  Did they though?  DID THEY??  Show me the evidence.

Anyway, like I said - you were all crying out for a book review post so here it is.  Now I've never reviewed books before (actually, that's a lie - my primary 5 portfolio would say otherwise), so don't go expecting any in-depth analyses.  

*Note: these reviews are all spoiler free - in terms of plot I'll only discuss as much as you'd garner from reading the back of the book*