It feels like a Friday

christmas tree shopping

So I skipped two weeks of my Friday feeling posts (whoops) as I got too into feeling my Friday’s rather than writing about them! But now you lucky devils, I’m back and oh my has my week been festive!

Disclaimer though, this week hasn’t been all sunshine n’ roses.

I was stopped by the police for going through a changing light (it was going amber to red) then cried as they both told me I’d done nothing wrong, I just needed to be careful on the roads as people can go through lights early and could have hit me. Then I cried more as they were nice. Palaver eh?

My body has been doing some weird things too, basically doing a yoohoo don’t ignore me pls.

B U T the weekend is near! So I have that Friday feeling.

Also all the things that give me that Friday feeling on a Monday or a Thursday, they keep me going during the week and fill my life with lots of madness, mostly and joy.

Getting Mum’s christmas tree

For years we’ve had the Christmas tradition of buying a real tree for our lounge, which now is the sole tree after our artificial one was demolished in the cellar damp. So this entails a frosty December Sunday morning looking round garden centres and pubs to find our chosen bushy boy for this festive season.

Last year we found Fotheringhay Christmas tree farm and it’s the best place by far we’ve been to in Peterborough, so we went back again this year. As always I convince my Mum to buy one as big as humanly possible or as big as our car can fit! We were very pleased with the finished tree, after my poorly Mumma sat and told me where to put all her decorations as my brother cooked a toad in the hole and was kept away from the baubles – he’s a dropper.

Weekend in York

That’s right baby, a Southerner will be heading North this evening. YAY.

I’m driving up to one of my favourite places, York for a cute Christmas weekend get away. Cue late mornings, freezing strolls on the streets and exploring the Christmas markets, as well as unnecessary amounts of alcohol hidden in hot chocolate, what could be better?

Masters Results!

Thank sweet baby Jesus, I passed my Masters! Well not only passed, I got a merit!

MiracuJess some would say. (Thank you, I was pleased with that pun).

I’m shook and just over the moon. Alongside the full time Masters I began my first “proper” job post University doing a job I’d never done before.

In the twelve months of doing my Masters I’d written 35,000 words, published 13 magazines and three yearbooks. madness.

Christmas at Media One

We had our Christmas jumper day at work with a festive bakesale and quiz, in aid of Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice. Somehow through pure dumb luck, Louise, Danielle and I won the quiz! By dumb luck, I mean really dumb luck. The first round was pictures of celebs with their face covered by a santa in a Christmas jumper and we had to guess who they were – it’s harder than you think!

There was one picture we were unsure about, but Louise thought the man looked like Will Smith. He was with a shorter woman with a grey bob. She couldn’t think who it was, so I suggested the hair shape looked like Helen Mirren.

WELL GUESS WHO WAS RIGHT. Helen Mirren and Will Smith were together wearing Christmas jumpers. AS IF.

In another two images men were holding a glass of prosecco; they had matching glasses, chairs and so it seemed like they were together. From the hairline (sorry not sorry) I realised one was Ant, so obvs the other was Dec. ANOTHER DUMB LUCK FOR TEAM JINGLE BELLE.

Proud all the same though, and we won chocolate. Lesson from this is sometimes being dumb is smart. You’re welcome.

Afternoon tea with Lou

Louise and I finally managed to go for her birthday afternoon tea that I’d bought for Louise for her 30th Birthday (she don’t look 30 does she?) in September. Oops. Yes by November we finally managed it! It was, as expected, very lovely to spend some time with Lou with prosecco and an abundance of food.

Christmas has come early!

Dermalogica very kindly gifted me this Winter Skincare set as part of their skinfluencer campaign. I’ve been using it religiously for the past two days – since it arrived – and I love it. The smell is good, the products are great and as an ensemble for a skincare routine it’s excellent even on my is-it-dry-today-or-oily-today-skin. Full review and more details will be coming soon!

Big reads

Well kids, I’m flying through the bookshelf at the moment. I’ve re-read Close Your Eyes by Darren O’Sullivan, finally finished Circe by Madeleine Miller, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. I’ve also started Silence of the Girls, which is gripping especially since the imagery is so vivid, but the font is SO tiny. My eyes actually hurt from the strain! So it might be a bit of a longer read…


In the past few weeks I’ve spent a nice bit of quality time with my family.

It’s lush to be able to go home and catch up with my Mum and Josh when I no longer have to nip off on my laptop to finish something for my masters; I’m able to be present again with them and when I go home, I’m home to relax, catch up and slow down slightly.

Accurate representation of my evenings at home

How has your week been? Have you got that Friday feeling?

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  • Hannah says:

    Congratulations on your Masters, I knew you would smash it!
    Your Christmas Tree is so cute. This is my boyfriend and I’s first Christmas at our flat too so we bought an artificial tree and baubles and have put up our first Christmas tree together. The theme is ‘Winter Wonderland’ so it is all blue and silver baubles and although it is not perfect as we are still missing a top for the tree, it is perfect for us.
    How long have you and Dan been together now? Cannot believe you only took your first trip together a year ago together!?
    What did you think of Big Magic? It has sat on my reading list for the longest time now but I still have yet to pick it up and read it. xx

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