Sunday, 17 November 2013

Winter Warmers and Weekend Wonders

Hiya Lovelies! I hope you've had an amazing weekend!

I thought it would be fun to start writing some general life updates and let you know what I get up to on my weekends, if I don't just spend it in bed that is!

I work on Saturdays, so my weekend is Sun-Mon, it's pretty pants having to work on a Saturday, but if I was at home, I'd just be made to watch football anyway, so at least I get out of that one :)

Today me and Dan decided to have a lie in, we woke up around 10am which is pretty good for us as were up at 6/6.30 most days and then we decided to go get some bits and bobs done whilst his mum and dad are on holiday. I wrapped up all snug with my favourite scarf on and actually managed to wear my hair down, which I don't get to do often as I work in a nail bar, so it was nice to feel a little more dressed up, even if I was wearing jeans.

We took a trip to Dunhelm Mill to get some black out curtains, as Dan has started a new job in which he has to work nights, boo :( so he was advised to buy some to help him sleep during the day, and they also help to insulate the room and keep any drafts out, keeping the room warmer for those winter nights. We spent forever looking at curtains, but couldn't find black out curtains, so eventually I asked someone who took us to the other end of the store where we were actually supposed to be looking, we were looking at curtains honestly. We finally settled on a black pair, Dan is adamant that we will have as much black in the bedroom as we can, whilst I'm always trying to bring white into the bedroom. £92 later and we had left with 1 pair of blackout blinds, which I haven't photographed as I didn't iron them, don't judge me :) a new bed cover, 2 pillow cases, which we had to buy separate, what's that all about? two pillows and a cushion.

We then headed over to Pets at Home to buy Archie a bone and a ball to keep him occupied for the afternoon, we always look at the dwarf hamsters first as there so bloomin cute, we thought about buying one, but were saving to move out, and were hardly home so we decided to be good and leave them. We've always said that we want a husky puppy when we get our own home, and we saw one whilst in Pets at Home, she was only 11 weeks old, and so damn cute, I think that's definitely settled the decision of which dog were going to have.

Next stop was Asda for food shopping, where we spent more than we needed and didn't come back with a great deal, anyone else do this? We did however treat our self's to Ellie Goulding and Eminem's new albums, I bet you can't guess who's is who's. Then we came home, I put the curtains up and put the new bedding on, whilst Dan sorted other things out and then we gave Arch his new treats to keep him occupied, whilst I made my first ever Sunday dinner, shock, horror, and I actually managed not to burn anything! Go me! I was so hungry I forgot to photograph my masterpiece!

I also came up with a new creation, I've been making it all week but I think I've finally got it right this time, it's a healthy-er version of hot chocolate. As most of you probably know, I have IBS, which means I can't drink regular hot chocolate, *pulls a sad face* and being as though I have a ridiculously sweet tooth and the cold nights are upon us, this is quite hard for me, as I rely on warm drinks to keep me, well, warm. So I made it my mission to create my own version, or rather tweak my mum's version to suit my taste. I'll put the ingredients below for anyone that's interested.

1 mug full of hazelnut milk warmed in the microwave for around 1 minute (or as desired)
1 heaped teaspoon of Cacao powder
1 teaspoon of honey
1 teaspoon of maple syrup
1 cap full of vanilla essence
a sprinkle of cinnamon
a handful of marshmellows 

Now I'm snuggled up on my bed, blogging, drinking my hot chocolate and listening to Elle goulding, so cosy! How was your weekend? What did you get up to?


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