Monday, 31 December 2018

Hopes And Dreams For 2019

I have never been a fan of setting  myself New Year Resolutions, I think if you want to achieve something you can do it in your own time rather than setting yoirself targets on what you want to do.

I like to set myself goals or this year hopes and dreams of things I want to achieve/improve as I soon to begin my twenty seventh year on this planet. Twenty Seven? How scary is that. How did I get so old and how fast has the years gone by.

So I start with number 1, as a part time blogger I would love to be able to work with more brands. I had the most pleasure working with Soph from Bamble Vintage and SkinKissed. I was over the moon and really would like to work with a variety of brands. 

Number 2, I would love to find the perfect layout for my blog or perhaps work with someone to create it as I would like something more personal to add to my little space on the internet.

Number 3, Invest in a good camera so I can take flatlays and blog/instagram photos.

4. Finish off my bedroom.

5, Start thinking about my career and what I want to achieve.

5, Pluck up the coverage and get started on the best dating apps.

6, Having a better circle of friends.

7, Finally having a boyfriend.

8, Moving out

9, To start a YouTube Channel.

I also want to do more traveling and would love to have a better following on Instagram and perhaps meet more bloggers/influncers.

What are your goals for 2019?

Lottie x


Merry Chrismas And A Happy New Year

Well hello there you lovely lot! I hope you have had the most wonderful Christmas! It seems like such a long time ago and it was a week ago now. I apologise for the lack of posts inbetween the festitive period, I was back at work straight after Boxing Day and felt exhausted so I couldn't bring myself to start writing again. I spent Christmas with my family and had the most loveliest time with them. So Christmas Eve, I worked all day and then when I got home, my mum made us all a beef stew with dumplings and it was perfect! All I needed was a hearty, comforting tea and then we sat down and watched Saturday Night Fever. It was the first time me and my sister had seen it, the music was amazing but it is a sad film but don't you think John Travolta looks fab right?

Christmas Day was a great day, my grandparents came round and we Turkey, the trimmings and lots of other yummy things! Mum also made a gorgeous pavlova which I ended up having on Boxing day and had a Yule Log instead..

Then on Boxing Day we went to Whitby for a couple of hours in the afternoon and it was lovely. The last couple of days we have been out with my mums side of the family which has been great to catch up. We went for a curry last night and I came across the most amazing red pinfore earlier on whilst walking through Topshop. It just caught mine and my mums eyes when we went in and tried it on when I got home and YES it fit! So I decided to wear it last night..

Do you know what I love about it? The colour is a gorgeous burgundy dress curduroy pinafore that can be dressed down or up whichever you want. Just a simple black top underneath, for that classic look that ALWAYS is so stylish.

I hope you all have had a wonderful 2018 and lets have a better 2019 for all of us, filled with happiness, health and love.

Lottie x


Saturday, 22 December 2018

Twenty Eighteen

Twenty Eighteen has been a year of growing for me and something which I've really had to put my heart and soul into. It definitely has been a learning curve and something I am proud of. I've had some highs and lows just like everyone but you learn to carry on as life doesn't stop just because you have had 'one of those days'. You have to pick yourself up and just get on what it.. easier said that done right? I've met some wonderful people, my little space on the internet has grown and was lucky enough to work with such a fabulous brand and was able to truly find myself all over again.

I love this time of the year as you do start reflecting on your year and what things you have achieved, enjoyed, what things have challenged you and what things you can improve on.

My little space on the internet has grown so much this year, the content was better. I knew what I was doing and I knew the contact I wanted to create. This year I got to work with such an amazing brand, Skin Kissed which was so exciting for me and I had so much fun. I also was lucky enough to work with Sophie from Bamble Vintage. The growth in my posts has had a huge impact on Lottie's Lott and it is so lovely to know you are all loving my blog. Without you, I wouldn't be doing this so it is always a blessing when someone says to you that they love your blog.

For my 26th birthday I went to Liverpool in May with two of my friends had such a fab time. I want to go back, hit all the Beatles things and see all the vintage shops. It is such an inspiring city!

I joined the gym back in February and it is honestly one of the best things I have ever done! I finally decided to take the bullet and do it. It is a great feeling when you start regularly hitting the gym and you notice a difference in your body. I used to think people were staring at me at the gym but no you realise that everyone just does their own thing and you stop feeling shy and your confidence just boosts up.

I feel like this blog has made me a lot more confident and every day I am growing and for that I am forever grateful.

Lottie x


Sunday, 16 December 2018

Glitz And Glamour

Well hello you lovely lot. I am currently writing this blog post on a cold, chilly Sunday afternoon. I have been watching The Haunting of Hill House and it is terrifying to say the least. I honestly do not know why I am watching it, let alone on my own. I hate scary things and this is genuially why I never plucked up the courage to watch it when it came out at Halloween but I am on epsiode 3 at the moment and find it rather intriguing that I have to keep watching it. 

I am feeling very festive right now as you can probably tell by seeing me stood by my Christmas Tree. Every year we always get a real tree, there is something about a feel tree that just makes Christmas so much more exciting. We bought our tree at the beginning of December but have had it outside for about 2 weeks but this weekend it was time to put it up. We usually put our tree up round about the weekend of the 15th December. It took us all afternoon to do it, I must say this tree is probably the best one we have ever had. Just look at how big it is, it is so busy and very tall. Good job we have plenty of decorations right? haha I think we are getting a few more as there is a couple of branches that just look a bit lonely. 

Our Christas Decorations range from ones that we have had since we were babies, both Fiona and I have a stocking decoration from our Great Grandma Millie who wrote our names on it when we were born and have always had them on our Christmas Tree. She also knitted us two Father Christmas's and an Angel too which we also had from when we were babies and of course always goes on the tree.

This year we decided to just have white lights on the tree this year, we usually put coloured lights but we wanted a bit of a change. I think you could say it looks very Glitz and Glamour if I do say so myself!

Lottie x


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Golden Oldie

If you have been following Lottie's Lott for a while now you will know that I am a huge fan of The Bearles. I grew up loving them thanks to my mums side of the family and started listening to them when I was about 7 years old. Anyway I haven't posted much about them for a while but came across these photo's above which I adore. Early Beatle's photographs from Tumblr, in the early 1960s. I wanted to share these with you as I absolutely love them and each photo they are all pulling a different face.

So here is a little photo diary.

Lottie x


Monday, 3 December 2018

It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

Hello you wonderful lot! As I write this post my work girly is on her travels to Barbedos with her husband. It's their honeymoon.. how exciting! Cannot wait to see her, I miss her a lot. She knows who she is.. BM. Anyway whilst that is going on, back in York, back where its Christmas I have been thinking about Christmassy blogmas posts to do and have a few in mind. I love this month and if you saw my recent post 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' well then you will know all my Christmas treats as a child. I honestly had the best Christmas growing up. But in today's post I wanted to share a a few Christmas Traditions that my family used to do when I was little and this is why one day I want to carry them on when I have children of my own (I hope). 

On Christmas Eve, my sister and I would always watch films together and always ended up watching The Borrowers. Dad would be preparing the turkey and veg for the following day. I remember one Christmas Eve, I think we were about 10/11 year old mum brought us some Christmas pyjamas, mine had polar bears on them and I loved them. I cannot remember Fiona's but that was probably one of the first Christmas's when we went to sleep with Chrismas pyjamas on. We would go to bed and leave our Christmas sacks at the bottom of our beds and would wake up in the morning and see our sacks filled with presents and dad would have to carry them downstairs and under the tree would be filled with presents. 

On Christmas Day dad would have a big binbag and would spend his morning putting the wrapping paper in the bag,, haha he still does that now. I think he still loves it. We have always had Christmas at home, well we have been to the pub a couple of times but that was just the four of us and we were really little as I remember we brought a toy with us. Nowadays we have Christmas at home and my grandparents come round which is nice. I prefer Christmas at home, once you have had your Christmas lunch we just watch films and usually Toy Story is on. 

Boxing Day was filled with happy memories as a child as we would have both sets of grandparents round and Fiona and I would put on a little show. I remember one year Fiona got some cheer leading red pompoms and we did a little routine with them. Mum would put some food on and we would have a chilled day playing games, with our toys and just having a wonderful time. Now, as my mums parents aren't here anymore they are happy memories. I must say my grandma and grandad loved Christmas, Grandma Betty would be having a sherry and Grandad Tenny would be drinking whisky. 

Lottie x


Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

Well hello December you are here and I cannot put into words how fast this year has come round. 2019 is just round the corner and that scares me just a little.. I have had to redo this blog post, my content didnt seem to save? No idea what happened. The only thing I think of is that I accidently deleted it yesterday when I was creating another blog post. Anyway December is such an exciting month, lots of people seem to put up their Christmas decorations so early.. I have seen so many people on Instagram just popping up their decs.. which makes me want to pop mine up. We always get a real tree so we have to wait a couple of weeks to put it up. When I was younger we always had an artifical tree which I loved but for the past few years we always get a real one, they are messy but they look better and they make the room smell of Christmas. You will know what I mean if you have one.

I love everything about Christmas, me and my sister had such an amazing Christmas when we little. We were very lucky and always got lots of presents and were always very grateful for what we got. Christmas is for children and it is the most wonderful time of the year, Fiona and I would always get so excited for Father Christmas coming we could never sleep. Our sacks would be buy our beds when we went to bed and our parents would usually move them downstairs into the living room before they went to bed. It was a magical time, I can remember standing on my bed before I went to sleep and looked out of my window to see if he was coming.. 

I used to love singing to Christmas hyms at school and doing advent. That is when I really liked school as school was interesting and leading up to Christmas was the best. Now I work full time at a doctors surgery and it is such a busy time for us now, well it will be Christmas week but now everyone wants to be seen before Christmas which is tough to fulfill when you haven't got the staff but of course you have to give the best service to patients as possible. At the end of the day it s the same for you, if you also want to go and see the doctor, you have to wait. That is how the NHS is nowadays and I am so thankful we have it. 

Anyway, I hope you all have the most amazing time celebrating Christmas, ticking off your presents for your family and friends whilst trying to fit it in with work. 

Lottie x

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