My Christmas Wishlist 2016

17 December 2016

The festive season is here! I'm a bit of a sucker for Christmas - it's my favourite time of the year, and this year is no different. So far, I've visited Edinburgh's Christmas Market (and bumped into Zoella for a cheeky selfie...); had sparkly red and then gold glittery Shellac manicures; indulged in as many hot chocolates as humanly possible; munched away on warm mince pies; exchanged gifts during me, Lauren, Louise and Gillian's Secret Santa; cooked a Christmas dinner fit for a king with Gillian; watched Home Alone; put on my festive Primark flannel duvet set, and that's all before Christmas Day itself...! I've already given my loved ones little wishlists for gift ideas for me, but I thought I'd pop up a wishlist on my blog, as everyone likes to see pretty things, right...?

Read on to see what I'm coveting this Christmas... Hint: anything to make me feel cosy!

5 Things I've Learned in 25 Years

16 December 2016

Last month, on the 25th of November in fact, I turned the ripe old age of 25. This got me to thinking (in a Carrie Bradshaw-esque way it seems...) about what I've learned in my 25 years on this planet. It's been a bumpy ride, but everything has happened for a reason and I'm the person I am today because of the experiences I've had along the way; both good and bad. I look back on the 17 year old Laura who started this very blog, tucked up in my childhood bed with a head full of dreams and scribbled lists inside journals of things I wanted to do in life, and I kinda wanna give her a big hug. I wanna tell her that you can't always plan for life and to embrace the whirlwind journey ahead, as it'll all work out in the end. So, these are the 5 things I've learned...