Sunday, 29 December 2019

Christmas Day and Saying Goodbye To 2019

As I write this, Christmas is over and we are heading in 2020 very soon. In this post, I wanted to share a few little snaps of Christmas Day. But before we begin, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed celebrating with your loved ones, I don't know about you but Christmas this year has flown by and it my opinion it went too fast! I worked Christmas Eve and didn't finish till 6pm so it was a long day and turned out to be very quiet indeed and I was munching away on the Quality Streets whilst wishing I was at home watching a Christmas movie. Anyway, by the time I left, we collected our Indian takeaway and headed home and had a lovely evening eating and then watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundown kid which I loved as it was the first time I had watched it. On Christmas Day, my grandparents came round so there was the six of us. Christmas morning was lovely and both myself and my sister were very lucky! Even though we never ask for anything our parents always by us some fabulous things or shall I say mum! We then had to get ready quick as my grandparents came round so early.. then usual. We had a few photo's with my grandma (poor Grandma she has dementia) and this year she really has got worse which is why photo's like this year and spending time with her is so precious. My dad (with the help of my mum) cooked up a storm and our Christmas dinner was great.

After having three courses as you can imagine I was very full and ended up having some gammon sandwiches about 10pm before going to bed. Boxing day, was a very lazy day and got up around 10am that morning and watched Mrs Wilson until about lunch time when we went for a walk and then came back and watched films all day. Mum and dad made bubble and squeak for tea with the leftover veg which was very good and had pigs in blankets. (Sorry if you are vegetarian or vegan).

I had an early night and went to bed as I was back at work on Friday but luckily wasn't that bad. It is Sunday now and I had a productive morning at the gym and thought I would finish off this post as this one will be my last post of 2019.

I hope you have a wonderful start to the New Year however you spend it, I must say I'm not a huge fan of New Year's Eve but I'm excited to say bye to 2019 and head into 2020. Wow, cannot believe I just said that, time is flying by and it is very scary. I must say I'm not wasting any time in 2020, its too precious to not and have so many things I want to achieve and do. As I'm not getting any younger.. I hope 2020 is a better year for myself and for each and everyone of you.

Lottie x 


Sunday, 22 December 2019

Looking Back Over The Year

Looking back over the past 12 months is a time to reflect and think about the things that have happened in 2019. For myself, I feel like I have just floated along but then I look back and thing maybe it was the year to do that. Life is a funny old thing and I feel like now I'm getting older and turning 28 in January, where I am going. I have some many things that I want to do, and so many more skills I want to accomplish in 2020 but then I would also love to find happiness, finding someone his hard and even though I am online dating I feel like that hasn't worked so far but I will keep pursuing it. Something I have never had is actually having a group of friends. Work has changed so much in the last year and we have gained a brand new reception team and so many people have joined and it is great. I love meeting new people, getting to work with them/socialise with them and actually get to know them which is great.

I haven't as traveled as I would have liked too but then I went to Cape Verde in August for a week with the family and had the best time in the sunshine and it was heaven! Just a few weeks ago I went to London with my sister and that was great aswell and I haven't been there in so long. Travelling is hard when you work, you cannot just jet off and go places (I really wish I could though). I never really set New Year resolutions but I think it is a good thing to think about a few goals you would perhaps want to achieve or do by the end of the year, You then have no pressure and you can please yourself. It is also a time to think about what we want to do differently in the next year, by doing this it keeps ourselves feeling motivated and focused and concentrating on us instead of us other people. As we can get distracted by what others are doing. I turned twenty seven this year and that made me realise wow I am getting old and where is the time going, my twenties are flying by and it is very scary. Because I'm turning twenty eight in January, just under a month's time I want to be able say I a have done this, even if I haven't found anyone yet but come on 2020, I just want to find the right person. I promise I aren't that fussy but I have a few things that has to be  MUST for example someone that is at least taller than me as I'm 5ft11. I'm grateful as always to be able to document my thoughts on here, my little corner of the internet which I love and turning five years in February next year which is madness and cannot believe how fast it has gone. I have really loved this year's blogging journey, it has been a mix of all kinds of different posts, I have focused a lot on beauty but that was because I found myself liking a whole new kind of look I guess you could say and with that I found my niche and I'm pretty happy with that. I also love doing review's of products aswell, something I want to work next year is vintage inspired posts as I feel like I haven't talked about that much on Lottie's Lott.

As I write this post, it is two days before Christmas Eve which is so exciting but now after been off for a week, I do not want to go back especially as the majority of people have finished for Christmas and the New Year. It's okay, I haven't got too long and I'm all organised too so no more wrapping, I have my outfit for Christmas Day and it is the same dress that I wore on Friday for my work Christmas Party but some different earrings.

I will be doing a blog post just before the end of the year with my goals/hopes and dreams for 2020 but Merry Christmas to all of you wonderful humans out there who follow my journey whether that is reading my blog, or follow me on Instagram/Twitter. I just want to say I appreciate it and wouldn't be still sat here doing this for nearly five years if it wasn't for you all. I get so much joy and happiness doing this and I'm always wanting to create new content for you all, or even try out IGTV/ YouTube, Last Monday, I met up with a friend of mine who I met through work, Leanne and she has given me so much inspiration and thoughts about creating videos which is something I would love to be able to do and in the process of coming up with some video ideas. But like anything, it all takes planning but it is definitely something I want to achieve next year.

Lottie x


Thursday, 19 December 2019

The Week Before Christmas And Getting Into The Christmas Spirit

It is official I am in the Christmas spirit and I am very excited about it. I love Christmas, I love everything about it but this year I haven't been feeling it, not sure really but something changed this week whilst I have been off and now all I can think about is finishing on Christmas Eve and letting it begin. It really does make a difference when you have the week before Christmas off as I wasn't planning on doing a lot but instead I have been busy all week and I've really enjoyed it. So Sunday, our Christmas tree went up, I mean just look at the photo's, it is so pretty and I love having a real tree. On Monday I met up with one of my lovely friend's I met at work and she is such a sweetheart (Leanne) it is funny how you meet people and you just get on. She is such a creative person and this is what I love about her, she knows what she wants and she is knows she is going to get there, she has also helped me so much with my blog and what I want from it and other things that I have been interested in. We just spend our days at Brew and Brownie - a cute little place where they do amazing food and it is perfect for Leanne as she is vegan and because I go in all the time and recommend B&B to everyone they all seem to know me ! (oh dear.. yes I know what you are thinking). Anyway we ended up going to the bake shop next door as there was a queue and got in straight away which was even better than having to wait 20 minutes!

We had a lovely time and it was great to catch up especially as she is off work too (YAY for holidays) and it is so nice to actually not see each other in our work clothes too haha, it makes a difference and I feel like myself when I'm wearing my own clothes and I truly can be me. It sounds daft but it can really change how you feel about yourself. Also I had some lovely compliments off my friend on my outfit which was bog standard in my opinion.. let me show you guys.

It was just a oversize jumper which I tucked the front into my jeans and it was ever so comfy. I also paired it with my black jeans from Topshop, I think they are the Orson jeans which I must say I really like them and I haven't had them that long. I also love my boots from Office Shoes too which I got in the Black Friday Sale a few weeks ago.

So, Tuesday was the day I headed into Leeds as I had booked to get my nails by the wonderful Alice.. she does an amazing job and I am forever happy with them. I must say it was a cold and icy day but once I got to the train station it was fine, I went solo and it was all fine! I even dined solo which was an experience.. I actually didn't mind it and was quite content, I also fancied a Bills Breakfast when I got there so I wasn't going to say no to that!

And after that I finished my Christmas shopping and got the train home. Wednesday was probably the worst day of the week (weather wise) as it was freezing but I went to the gym in the morning and it was great. I ended up doing some wrapping when I got home as today as I am writing this is Thursday and I met up with some of my friends Jess and we went to Wagamama's and exchanged Christmas gifts. We had a feast and it was great..

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Can you believe that it is nearly 2020. I mean honestly where has 2019 gone!? 

Lottie x


Monday, 16 December 2019

A Trip To London I Puttin' On The Ritz Part Two

I recently went to London for the day with my sister and boy oh boy was it good! Minus the crazy madness that the city has to offer we had such a wonderful time. The trip came about because we wanted to go to Zara on Kings Road and see the posh side to London and we both fell in love with Zara. It was the best, we both love watching Trinny Woodall's YouTube and she always goes on about how much she loves the Kings Road Zara and it was the best. I recommend it and really did enjoy walking down Kings Road, seeing the gorgeous decorations and the most expensive shops. We went to  a really good And Other Stories which we found whilst walking down Kings Road and it was very nice and loved having a look around.

After walking round and spending a lot time in King Road, we then headed to Carnaby Street and then went into Liberty which was ridiculously busy as you can imagine and we didn't spend too long as it was getting dark and we wanted to get some food. We walked and then came across Franco Manca which was a lovely Italian with Sourdough Pizza's and oh my gosh, they were delicious. Even my sister enjoyed hers and it was Gluten Free!! After having tea we then headed to Oxford Street and had a look in Topshop before getting the train home. We got back into York at 9:20pm so we had a very long and full day in London and it was great.

Lottie x
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