Saturday, 29 December 2012

Happy New Years!!

So Christmas is officially over, there is chocolate, biscuits and sweets everywhere so for some reason this is the time that everyone decides their New Years resolutions. So for those of us endeavouring to lose weight we are surrounded by the things that are destined to make us fail already!

I'm not saying New Years resolutions are a bad thing! I actually really like the idea of them but usually (for me anyway) by the time valentines day comes around they're long forgotten. This year however my main resolution is not to lose weight as it has been for the past few years. I am going to try and change my eating habits yes but that won't be my main focus this year. This year there are more important things! So, I have three New Years resolutions this year and I hope to stick by them all.

1. To stop eating meat again. I was a vegetarian for the best part of the year but the only things I really missed we're chicken and fish. So I decided that this year I wouldn't deny myself fish as I eat more tuna than you can possibly imagine and I will allow myself chicken very occasionally. I mean once or twice a month and even then it will just be chicken breast/roast chicken/breaded chicken. No KFC!! Haha.

2. Sort out my finances. Sadly I had to quit my job as I have been being bullied by my supervisor, the company did nothing about it so I left. I know I could appeal or take it further but it just really is not worth the hassle I am much better at letting things go than holding grudges. So I have been left in a lot of debt from my old house, no job (even though the wage was barely enough to live on without having to pay off debts) and bills to pay on the new place. My wonderful girlfriend is helping me out with this because as a wonderfully talented girl she makes a hefty wage but its not fair and I don't want her having to support me at all let alone for a considerable amount of time so I will be spending my new year finding a good, well paid office job, I have done office work in the past and enjoyed it far more than factory work. Hopefully this will be remedied soon as I have a job interview for a very promising job next Friday. Fingers, toes, eyes and everything crossed for this one,

3. This one is perhaps a little juvenile or soppy but I want to do cute/nice things with/for Zoe. Too many times have I been in a relationship when I lost appreciation for the other person or vice versa. I love her too much to let that happen so basically my New Years resolution and probably the most important one is to put all of my love and effort into my relationship because it was the only good thing to come out of 2012 with me.

2012 has been a terrible year for my family and I. My dad lost his pops, my sister moved to Australia, although this was for her and my parents are happy for her it still broke their hearts. Then my Niece passed away of meningitis at just 6 weeks old leaving her twin sister, older brother and all my family devastated. It's been a hard year and Zoe was there through most of it holding my hand, for that I am and always will be grateful.

So here's to hoping 2013 will be much better than 2012! And full of love, laughter, life and family.

I hope you all have a very good New Years and that 2013 is a good year.

Andie xoxo

Friday, 28 December 2012

New year, new clothes.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got everything they wanted! Mostly this year I was given money but I did get a few gifts that hit the nail straight on the head. A beautiful gothic looking wine glass from my sister, a Harry potter themed charm bracelet, a new book and of course lots of toiletry goodies! (Some pictures included) I am going to be testing them out over the next few days to see if there is a hidden gem amongst them.

I have been shopping with my Christmas money and managed to get myself a few real teats. New handbag was definitely a necessity no matter what my mother said.

A lot has happened over this Christmas period, I quit my job because unfortunately I was being bullied by my boss, there was an investigation but because everyone wanted an easy life for themselves no one backed me up so I decided to leave. This leaves me in a terrible predicament for money but my wonderful girlfriend has said she will support me until I find a new job which is wonderful of her, although that may be sooner rather than later as I have an interview on Friday for an office job.

I will be doing a post about what I decide to wear to the interview, though if anyone has any suggestions please feel free to share!

Now, I'm going to go and continue eating my way into the new year!
Merry Christmas and happy new year!
Andie xoxo

Thursday, 6 December 2012

The Most Wonderful Time...

This is the third time of me trying to make this post so I really hope it works!
I haven't been able to blog properly for a while because I have just been so busy! I've moved house, a month earlier than planned so everything was a complete rush! I no longer have my computer so I'm doing everything from my phone until I can get a new one, and I had my birthday weekend!
My birthday weekend was amazing, I felt good in my dress and everyone made me feel really good and special. My girlfriend book me a limo for all my friends and then we went to one of my favourite pubs for pre drinks, then off to the gay clubs! Even my straight friends enjoyed themselves, it wasn't a late one but it was good fun. (Picture at the bottom of me and my girl in one of bristols biggest gay clubs, check out how lucky I am!!)

As it is the most wonderful time of year, that means its also the most expensive. This year I have really struggled with money but I am managing! So I decided to think tell you everything I'm doing to help myself this year.
Prioritise gifts, in my family, there are a lot of kids. I have 3 sisters and between them I have 5 nieces and nephews, they are the main priority so I got their presents straight away. Then my mum told me to get my girlfriends presents before I got theirs, they could wait, which I thought was very nice of them. I don't even know if I'm going to be able to buy for friends this year but I will try.
Selling stuff, taking things you no longer want or don't need to car boot sales or sticking them on eBay, every little helps!
Changing up all those silvers and coppers you have lying around. You'd be surprised at how much that £8 in change could help.

Normal posting will resume again soon, now that the hectic times are passing although I'm going to be very busy over Christmas (my girlfriends parents are running a pub so I will be working a lot) I will post as much as I can!

Merry Christmas
Andie xoxo

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Winter Kisses.

So, like 90% of people this time of year I've been struck down with the dreaded lurgy! The snotty nose and headaches I can deal with but my lips being so dry that they crack and bleed drives me insane. Not only because it looks gross but it's sore and irritating. I'm one of those infuriating people that if there's a loose piece of skin I have to pick it so you see my predicament!

Firstly, I always try and keep myself hydrated. I drink water throughout the day in work anyway to help with my abysmal weight loss but the fact that it soothes my lips for a minute is even better. I've used so many different types of lip care when I've been in this situation. Normal lip gloss which was about as useful as a chocolate tea pot. The tiny tubs of aloe Vera Vaseline which was okay but dried up very fast and needed to be reapplied every ten minutes. Right now I'm using plain old chap stick. Lemon flavoured because that's all they had and it does what it's supposed to do but there is nothing special about it.

What do you use to repair cold damaged lips?

I would love to get hold of some of the lush lip scrub to use but not until they've healed a little first.

If you have any secrets or tips you're willing to share with me, please comment and let me know :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

Winter Wishlist!

If I had the money, this outfit would be in my wardrobe to wear this winter. Probably not practical for the weather but my god, it looks good!

The leather look trousers are from new look, theres a panel down the side and they look more like leggings than trousers.
I love open weaved jumpers, wear it with a cute black (or leopard print if you're feeling it) vest top and it looks simple but fab.
Military boots are always going to be a big part of 'alternative' fashion. The heel isn't too high and I like the buckle detail at the top!
I have a pair of ear muffs that were cheap from Tesco but i'm in love with these adorable ear muffs from Top Shop. Very cute. 
This leather Jacket is one of the nicest of the cheaper cuts I could find. If I had the money for it I would buy it and probably wear it every day. Zips + Studs = A very happy Andie!

Links for all items below.

Brand new blog.

Hello everyone, I've decided to create myself a brand new blog because my old one was horridly neglected, had no real purpose and started to just become drivel. I've obsessed myself lately with the bbloggers and fbloggers hash tags on twitter and decided this is the direction in which I want my blog to take, with a few lifestyle posts thrown in for good measure!

I have unfortunately chosen a difficult time to decide to do this as I am in between moving house/getting a new job and I am just about to sell my beautiful iMac computer. It's a wrench to do it but I need the money much more than I need a fancy computer! I will be saving for a cheap laptop after Christmas but I will be blogging from my iPhone or from someone else's computers in the mean time.

It is 2 weeks till my 22nd birthday tomorrow and I am very excited. My wonderful girlfriend has paid for a limo and bought me a gorgeous dress. A bargain too if I do say so myself. It's from and I was very unsure about it at first. Not sure that it would suit me with the size that I am and with all my tattoos but Zoe convinced me and bought it for me. This is the dress (I will add a link when I can get to a computer) and I will post a picture of me in it when I can. (I doubt I'll look as good as the model but never mind!)
Andie xoxo