Thursday, 29 December 2011

Fairytale of New York

A belated Merry Christmas to you all and here's a Happy New Year in advance for Sunday. As I already wrote in my last post, I had an astoundingly busy week last week in the run-up to Christmas (will post photos from those at some point). I had a lovely Christmas this year and spent it with family which was nice. And now I'm in the sort of lost bit between Christmas and New Year's, where I sort of just sit around, eat from leftover selection packs, tins of shortbread, chocolate and biscuits and lounge around watching films. Also, since not being at school, I never know what day it is which is slightly alarming. However, I just checked and I realised that I have less than 6 days until I go back to school. I'm feeling alarmed at the very thought.

Here are some pictures to distract myself:

1. Dimples
2. The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly in book and DVD form!
3. Beautiful moving image (found on the internet somewhere)

Regarding presents, I mostly got vouchers and money, books, DVDs, confectionery... Nothing really worth mentioning, to be quite honest! I also went shopping earlier this week to hit the sales, but once I got there, I found that I really couldn't be bothered. Topshop was a nightmare so I didn't even bother and the only shops I managed to look around in was Selfridge's and Gap, which was a shame as I really wanted to check out Zara and H&M. Never mind, I'm sure I'll make it in again before the holidays end.
:-) I didn't really find much to begin with, but I did manage to buy my prom dress (which is in July 2012) in the Fenn Wright Manson concession in Selfridge's which I purchased with my Crimbo vouchers! It's really lovely and I would love to show you all, but will most likely keep it a surprise. :-)

Anyway, I do hope you're all having a lovely holiday and best wishes for the New Year. Can't believe it's going to be 2012! That's going to take some getting used to. Hope you're all well. Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
It's a bit late, but I thought I'd let you know that The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' is probably my favourite Chrismas song. This is followed closely by Band Aid's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' and Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'. :-) And you just can't beat Auld Lang Syne at New Year.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Blue Suede Shoes

Bonjour! My Crimbo holidays started on Friday (I had a half day and no proper lessons which was great!) and so far, I have spent the majority of my free time lounging around, watching television (cooking programmes for the most part) and eating food. This is the PERFECT way to spend time, in my humble opinion.

However, I'm gonna break the habit of a lifetime and actually kickstart my social life this week. I'm going into town tomorrow to meet up with a friend, mooch around the shops and then afterwards, I'm off to TGI Fridays (I've never been before, so here's hoping that the food is nice!) with some other friends. Then on Wednesday, I'm going TOBOGGANING (which is basically sledging, but with steering) for the first time to celebrate my friend's birthday and then I'm sleeping over until the Thursday. Then on Friday, I've got family coming round so I'll be able to spend some time with them. And then I'm spending Christmas Eve with some other friends and then FINALLY it'll be Christmas Day on Sunday.

So yeah I've got a pretty jampacked week, so blog posts will no doubt be few-and-far-between. Anyway, here are just a few photos (mostly of food):


1. Catching up on some magazines - Grazia is by far my favourite weekly mag :-)
2. Got through about half of this tub of Maltesers in one sitting!
3. The most delicious blueberry cheesecake I've ever eaten, plus lovely strawberries! (Told you I've been eating a lot!)

I'm feeling so optimistic at the moment, it's probably just the influence of the festive season, but it's a great feeling. Anyway, wishing you all Joyeux Noel for Christmas in just six days time! Can't believe that 2011 is almost over. It's been a pretty great year and I know that 2012 will be one of the best and most stressful years of my life, but I'm looking forward to it.

Hope that you're all well and keeping warm in this obscenely cold weather. Wish me luck for my unusually busy (but undoubtedly enjoyable) week ahead! Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

P.S. Elvis's Blue Suede Shoes is a classic and as soon as it comes on, I want to dance despite my lack of rhythm, co-ordination and all-round embarrassing dance moves. Love it. Also, I'd love a pair of blue suede shoes, wouldn't you?

Monday, 12 December 2011

Charlie Brown

Apologies again for the mini-hiatus, the almost three weeks since I last posted has literally flown by! I can't believe that Christmas is here in just 13 days and school finishes this Friday! I've just been so busy with coursework deadlines and the like. Life gets busy sometimes, no?

The weeks have flown by in complete honesty, I don't know where the time has gone! I turn 16 in January which is quite exciting. It seems like an important milestone for some reason. Then I have mocks in February (heads up for a severe lack of blogging!) and then my exams start in the middle of May until the end of June. But then it'll be summer and I can't wait! It all seems a very long way off though.

Here are just a couple of photos I took the other day:
Some days, I get home from school and the sky is so pretty. And sometimes, all you need is the sky and a hot drink to keep you content. My kinda day.

And this last one is just a quotation from Augusten Burroughs. I read one of his novels, Running with Scissors, a while back and it was harrowing, disturbing, but ultimately made an impression and is something that I won't forget in a hurry. I love this quotation though, I love the possibility and the hope. It is so fitting for this time of year, where it seems that anything and everything is possible.

On that note, I hope that you're all well and staying warm in this obscenely cold weather :-) I'll be sure to post again soon!
Chloe xxx

I have been listening to Coldplay a lot lately, their old stuff as well as some of the new songs off Mylo Xyloto. I love Chris Martin, he's one of the coolest musicians around. Their song Charlie Brown is a new favourite.