Monday, 29 December 2014

Life Lately // December



Doing
Readying myself for 2015. This year really has seen us emerge from Underland to the beginings of our Wonderland and I'm hoping we can work even harder to persue our dreams in the following months. I'm ready to get straight back onto the job hunt and do what I can to make extra money so that we can begin to do nice things together and go nice places (Kielder again for example!), hopefully get tattooed alot more, as well as put more effort into my charitable work. Maybe another crazy event like my Skydive..hmm..!


Thinking
How much the festive spirit has changed in me since I have gotten older for one and lost my Granda. I'm not being a Scrooge or anything and it's not like I don't love giving out gifts and stuff but it really just isn't the same anymore. Maybe it's different for those with big families, or kids at least but apart from gift giving and a big dinner, it's really not much different to a normal day these days.
I have to say though, that I am so grateful for my Nana being well enough and have her wheelchair be able to fit so she could come and visit my house for the first time. Jake and I have lived in 4 different places now and this is the first time she has been to any. It was lovely having her here to have her dinner and see Baker give her kisses.


Loving
Our 'new' living room! In this house we have two rooms that can be described as living rooms and we've been using the extension one that is at the back of our house and open plan with the kitchen.
However I thought that our little tree was going to waste sat in an empty room by itself and with that room being smaller it would be warmer.
It was a little bit stressful shifting stuff though and switching wires but it's so worth it. I love it and can't wait until I get a new sofa and TV so we can have a sitting room each!!


Hating
How everything comes at once - and always in winter! Between phones breaking, internet not working and Baker breaking his bed, the last couple months loads of stuff that costs money or causes inconvenience has been happening. Not only that but for some reason the factory Jake works at has been (weirdly) up to date with orders meaning no overtime and therefore no spare money at the end of the month after bills... At Christmas time of all times, this isn't the best situation.


Other 
- I don't think I've mentioned it but I put together my own photographic calendar this year and people actually bought them! It's so weird to think people are going to have my photos hanging in the houses. (Thank you if you were one of the amazing people to buy one.)
- The very last post from my 2014 Disneyland Paris trip was published! You can click HERE to see all of the posts in one place.
- Underland to Wonderland is now a .com!! (It's only taken 3 years and 32 days :P)
- I've realized over the past month how amazing the handful of friends I have are. They are all worth a million friends and are so thoughtful.
- For the first time in forever, I was asked to put together a guest post for someone. You can check out my '10 Reasons Dogs are Awesome' on Dee's blog here!
- And that's it. November and December have been quiet months for us...look out for the next Life lately in February!




14 comments:

  1. I noticed that you're not blogspot any more, awesome! How wonderful that your life is journeying towards Wonderland, I hope 2015 will be the year that's being spent completely in Wonderland!
    All the best to you and your beautiful little family!!

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    1. Woohoo! Thanks so much Miriam, your support means alot.
      Wishing you a fabulous 2015 for you and your beautiful BIG family!!

      xo

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  2. Sounds like you are busy getting things in order for 2015, I need to do that too - things have been so busy recently I haven't had a minute to stop and think! I definitely understand what you mean about feeling less festive, I think hopefully one day if I have children I'll feel properly festive again - seems a bit pointless at the moment, hey ho! I use it as an excuse to eat LOADS ;)
    Loved your post about Baker the dog, he's just too cute!

    Lyndsay xx

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    1. I hope even though you've been busy, you've had at least some time to relax over the Xmas!!
      And yes, I am so with you on the food front. I have eaten so much I feel sick to look at food now haha.

      Thank you so much for checking it out, he is my baby and I just can't help but take photos of him!

      xo

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  3. Congrats on becoming a ".com" :D It sucks that all the bad stuff came at once, but there's a light at the end of the tunnel...right? Glad you're life is looking up and I'm positive 2015 will be a good year for you! It's been awesome to read your blog and learn more about you this year and I can't wait to see what you have in store for next year! (: Lol..is it sad that I totally sang "For the first time in forever..." in my head. xD

    Lots of Love,
    Manpreet

    simplymblog.com

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    1. Thank you very much!
      Oh I know, I really do appreciate what I have and know there has to be good with the bad but it's just annoying haha!
      You always leave the loveliest comments and I'm so glad to of crossed paths with you. I love YOUR blog too and look forward to lots more from you aswell.
      Seriously, thank you very, very much for all your support - it means so much!

      (And no, not sad at all...because that's why I did it! :P)

      Love to you and your family for 2015,
      xo

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  4. Congrats on moving to a .com!

    I know where your coming from about everything going wrong all at the same time, but maybe then it's all out of the way and you can go for some time without anything going wrong - get the bad luck done with and get some of the good luck :)

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    1. Yey!! Thank you.

      Oh I hope so haha! They say it usually comes in threes but we've for sure had more than three :P
      Heres hoping 2015 is a lucky year for us all eh?!
      Thanks for being a part of my blogging experience this year.

      xo

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  5. It's lovely that your nana was able to come and visit you in your house. Best of luck with the job hunt. I hope you have a wonderful 2015.

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    1. It really was. Thanks so much! All the best to you too.

      xo

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  6. Sitting room each eh? You won't be talking to the likes of us then! ;) So glad you're happy in your new home and happy new home to the blog too :) Wishing you all good things for 2015 xox

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    1. haha! Thanks Lisa!
      Right back at you :) <3

      xo

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  7. You had me at Skydiving. Wow, how incredible! I REALLY want to do that! I totally agree that everything tends to hit you all at once like a ton of bricks. It's probably life's way of saying "Go big or go home"!. How great that people have bought your photograph calenders! Have you any tips on taking good photographs? I would be totally into seeing a post like that. Also, how do you like .com better? I have blogger, and I'm not sure whether I should make the change or not.
    It'sMyLife

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    1. It was pretty cool...but I'd never do it again! haha I actually have a video of it on my YouTube, it was for my 21st birthday and I used it as a fundraising idea.
      Thank you! I did photography at A Level and ND but dunno about tips lol. There are alot of 'Photography Tips' posts going around in the blog world just now though, I'm sure you'll find one. I'd feel awkward writing my own :P

      I still use blogger and don't think I would fancy switching to self hosted but I'm liking my own domain. :D

      Thanks for stopping by!!

      xo

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