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Sunday, 13 March 2016

Weekly Round Up #1

Weekly Round Up Lifestyle Blog
Happy Sunday! I've decided to start a weekly round up post which I  plan to write & post every Sunday as a way to make sure I'm checking in on here routinely, rather than my current *cough* erratic * cough* posting schedule.

The plan is to do a little round up of the highlights of my week, my blog posts and current faves. Hoping I can stick this out as I love reading all the weekly updates you guys do as they are just dead personal and chatty - my favourite kind of posts. 

Highlights of my week

I finally got my new shelves up in my hallway. If you've been with me for a while you will have heard me yapping on about buying things to go on them but not actually having the shelves themselves. Well after making a trip to IKEA...I got em. I have a lil' post coming up to finally show you all. I really like them, boyfriend is not so sure (lol shame). I posted a pic of them on Instagram & my friend from work said they are very Kendall Jenner/Scandinavian so I am very pleased indeed. 

I only had to work 2 days this week as it was my boyfriend's birthday so we booked some time off. We didn't have anything planned as he just wanted to take some time to chill out - fine by me! I'm having a hard time figuring out where I want to be career-wise because I'm a bit fed up of spending the majority of my life at work in a job that I don't really love so yeah, the time off was very well received. Also - my boyfriend turned 28. Holy moly. I swear we were just 19 like five minutes ago. had a little makeover! I had been pretty happy plodding along as it was but then I logged into Bloglovin  on my laptop rather than my phone and realised just how similar my blog was to a lot of others. Not saying this is a bad thing but I wanted to get something a little different so nipped onto Etsy (any excuse) and found this layout. There's still some finishing touches to be done i.e. personalising it a bit, but I am liking the way it looks. (If you also like this layout you can click through the link at the bottom of the screen to find the Etsy store details),

An hour long phone call with my gran. I adore her. Grans are the coolest people ever, aren't they? She called to wish my boyfriend a happy birthday and one hour later I came off the phone with a sore face from laughing. She's my fave. 

This week I've been...

Watching: Arrested Development (hello darkness my old friend) & Bad Parents. I'd seen Bad Parents before but this time around it got me thinking about getting older and how your idea of fun much as I don't want to admit to getting older, I really do love a good old night in. 
Wearing: This New Look striped vest & blue jeans combo.
Pondering: Time! Where you going!??!! Why do I spend so much of you at work?!! Come back pls.
Drinking: Kopparberg Strawberry & Lime slushies. Mother may I. So good. I'm not a big drinker (as you can probably tell from my Fri/Sat night tweets - 2 glasses of prosecco and I'm seeing pink elephants Dumbo style) and usually I find cider quite heavy but I had one of these over the weekend and it was a lovely change from the norm. Also, a bit like a yoghurt. Yum. 
Reading: Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig. I wish I could force everyone that's ever told me "we all get sad/stay at home sometimes" to read this. He has described what it's like to live with depression in a way that I've never been able to articulate. So glad I read this. 
Craving: A McDonald's Chicken Mayo. We've been talking about them all week at work and then my pal got one on Friday night and sent me a picture of it and I was green with jealous rage

This week on (ICYMI)

Ways To Combat Down Days
A New Tradition - My 2016 Memories Jar 

Tada! First weekly round up - done! So now I have some questions for you gals.
Has anyone else read Reasons To Stay Alive? What did you think? 
What are you watching on Netflix? I need some recommendations if you have any?!
And last but certainly not least, how many McDonald's Chicken Mayo's do you think you could eat in the one sitting? I said 3, my pal at work said 2. Yup, here I am, asking the burning questions, fighting the good fight. Let me know.


  1. I love a good roundup! I always want to do one too and never seem to get the knack for it! You've got it though. I look forward to reading them all. ALSO - checked those shelves on insta, too cute. I love it!

  2. Ah do it! And thank you :) xx

  3. Awh you had so many good things this week! Having a bunch of days off is so nice, I had Friday off, and it definitely made a difference because I was able to finish a ton more things over the weekend.

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. Nothing better than a long weekend! I love having a bit of extra time to myself to get lots done and make more time for relaxing. :)

  4. Love these posts and the new layout is so nice :) Answering the questions! > I'm currently watching Big Bang Theory on Netflix, and re-watching How To Get Away with Murder!! As for the chicken mayo... I'll say 3, maybe 4 at a push!! Tania xx

    1. Thank you lovely! Big Bang Theory is something I've never tried...How To Get Away With Murder was so intense but I really did enjoy it! Might re-watch and see if my opinion changes.

      Ahhh good number, my friend's fiance said 6 and my bf said 6/7...kinda obsessed with asking everyone now haha. xx

  5. I'm loving your new layout! I think it may prompt me to get mine sorted out haha.

    I LoveloveLOVE strawberry & lime kopparbergs - they're my fave, especially as the temperature creeps up aha. I'm yet to try the slushies but they sound gooood xx

    1. Thank you. :)
      It feels like a total summery drink, really good especially now that it's a bit lighter here at night time. xx

  6. It looks like you had a nice week! I love your layout! It's always so much fun to really personalize a layout. I feel like it's everyone's little personal corner on the internet, haha.

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  7. I love your new blog's look! It's very clean and nice. Also, I haven't read Reasons to Stay Alive, but I really want to give it a go. It sounds like an amazing and inspirational book :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

  8. I love this :) I'm looking forward to reading your weekly roundup posts! It's a great idea! I'm also looking forward to reading a post about your new shelves :D

    I'm definitely feeling the time thing right now, where has this month gone!? I've been having a hard time with my MH this month and it just feels like each day is going by so quickly. I really need to get back to blogging!

    I've got that book on my reading list :) I've heard so many good things about it. Also, lovin' your new blog layout! x

  9. I love this! Especially how short and sweet it is... That's what I need to figure out how to do! I'm definitely going to check out that book. And don't worry... my Friday and Saturday nights are exactly the same! I had one glass of wine last night and couldn't stop giggling...