Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Christmas | 10 Thoughts Everyone Has On Christmas Day

Hi blog friends!!

As Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would start to do a few Christmasy themed posts. Today is a quick one about the 10 thoughts that everyone has on Christmas day, or well at least I definitely think these haha!!

1. Is it acceptable to wake up at 6am, oh well I'm up now!

2. *2 minutes after waking up* When is lunch?

3. Right when are Shrek and Wallace and Gromit on BBC1?!

4. Can I have pigs in blankets for breakfast?

5. How can I secretly make it look like all my brussel sprouts fell on the floor?

6. Where is the mulled wine/wine/alcohol?


8. I'm so full I could nap for a thousand years

9. Of course I want Christmas pudding and Christmas cake!

10. I am extremely lucky and grateful right now!

Obviously these are from my own experience and I can tell you every single year I always wonder if pigs in blankets are an acceptable breakfast food and the answer...absolutely! 
But seriously Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I love having my family around me and chilling out watching BBC1 all day, and best part is always the Eastenders Christmas special I LOVE it haha, so much drama!

What are your favourite things about Christmas? What thoughts do you have Christmas day?!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Saturday, 12 December 2015

University | Tips To Cope With A Big Work Load

Hi blog friends!!

When I started third year, I kind of had the mentality that 'it can't be that much harder than second year surely'...well let me tell you, third year is bloody hard. Okay that might seem obvious but seriously it's like hard but times a billion (okay Katy bit ott) but you get the gist!
From the get go my work load was through the roof and it just kept getting bigger and bigger, even when I felt like I was doing LOADS of work. 
Most of this work is coming from my dissertation, as I have to do SO much research, reading, watching films, writing up notes, analysing, the list goes on.
Don't get me wrong I LOVE my dissertation topic and everything but it is just inexplicable amounts of work.
So I have devised 5 tips to help anyone else who feels like they are struggling with/drowning in work. I really hope these are helpful!

1. Write up a schedule and stick to it!

Sticking to a schedule will make doing your work so much easier! On a Sunday sit down and work out what work you will do on each day and for how long, honestly you won't regret taking 15 minutes to just get a nice straight forward schedule to work through. I use a weekly planner from Paperchase like this one. Seriously I can't stress enough how quickly my stress and anxiety levels went down after starting to plan my work load.

2. Take days off!

Now, to anyone with LOADS of work taking a day off sounds like a big no no but my gosh this is the best thing you can do. Even if it is just one day out of the week you won't regret it. Just take a day to chill out, do some online shopping, pig out on loads of food, watch some films and most certainly do not think about  your work. Everyone needs down time and at least one day off a week so don't feel guilty, it will make you feel more refreshed and ready to start work again the next day.

3. Do your work in manageable, bite size chunks!

Don't try and do LOADS of work all in one day, do nice easy chunks of work so you don't feel like you're doing too much and overloading yourself. When you do too much that is when you will start to feel a weight on your shoulders (that is the worst feeling, believe me you don't want to feel like that!). Bite size chunks will make your life so much easier and will take away some of that horrible stress and anxiety.

4. Don't forget to eat, and drink loads of water!

When you're in the zone I know the last thing you will think about is going to grab some food or topping up your glass of water, but you will always be more focused and alert if you are hydrated and have a tummy full of food. If I'm being honest I don't always heed my own advice, I rarely eat when I'm working or 'in the zone' but I always have a water bottle next to me when I'm working! Seriously food and drink will be your friend!

5. Try your best and you will always succeed!

Finally, just try your hardest and honestly you will succeed in everything you try! Put your all in and you will reap the rewards. Hard work always pays off!!

I hope these tips are helpful for at least one person! Seriously I know exactly what it feels like to be drowning in work but if you make it easier for yourself you will honestly thank yourself. 
I hope that if you do have a big work load you get through it with as little stress as possible. Sending good vibes!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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Friday, 11 December 2015

Disney | Disney Wishlist #3 Christmas Edition

Hi blog friends!!

Yet again long time no speak, BUT I have pretty much finished all my work for this semester apart from one module, so now I actually have time to blog a bit more! 
Right now I am curled up in bed in my pyjamas, my boyfriends hoodie, my dressing gown and my slippers because I have the flu *feels sorry for myself* and I thought, well since I'm not doing anything I might as well say hello for the first time in December!!!

I love doing these Disney Wishlist's for so many reasons, and since it is nearly Christmas I thought I would share just a few things that I would really like *hint hint any family members reading this!!*

Firstly are these lovely rose gold Mickey head earrings from Truffle Shuffle, if you read my Disneyland Haul post you will know I got some Mickey earrings when I went in September and I have worn them everyday since, so I would love another pair! Rose gold is my absolute fave and it will also match my phone haha! 
Next is every Beauty and the Beast fans dream, a real working Lumiere lamp! OH ISN'T HE THE CUTEST! I would also love the Cogsworth clock that Disney just bought out, now that would be the perfect pair for my Disney shelf! 
Next is a plate I simply must have, Jack Skellington face plate! Jack is actually one of my favourite characters so eating off his face would be a dream haha!! Next is from the newest range from the Disney|Vans collection, the 101 Dalmatian women baseball tee, it looks so cute and comfy and I need it! 
I love this Phantom Manor tee, I want it as a pyjama top as I have the Tower of Terror one and I love it so much, it is one of the comfiest tee's I own. 
As I am a keen baker why not have a cake mould in the shape of Cinderella's carriage, like come on! 
As you are probably aware of by now I am a huge Beauty and the Beast fan and this Haute Couture Belle from the Disney Store is simply stunning. 
Finally, in case you didn't know I am a pin collector my collection is still pretty small but ever growing and I have always wanted this grape soda pin from Up, I think it would be a nice little edition to my collection.

So there you go, just a little handful of the Disney items I am loving right now. Hopefully I will receive a couple of Disney items for Christmas so if I do there might just be a post on them!

Lots of love
Katy xxx
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