• Letter to 2019 Me – BLOGMAS DAY 16

    Good day everyone, I hope you are having a great day. Christmas is so soon! Now you know we love a good letter on this blog, so let’s do a letter to future Shannon, shall we? Dear Shannon (…in the future) 2019 is a new year with fresh starts in the palm of your hands. It is the most cliché thing ever to say ‘new year, new me’ so we won’t say that. But it is a time where you can reflect and decide where you’d like to take the next 365 days.You know, we’ve got so much planned haven’t we? We’ve already got holidays planned, best friends are getting married (so now is a…

  • Favourites from 2018 – BLOGMAS DAY 14 –

    Hey everyone! Well and truly smashing this Blogmas thing and we are 2 weeks in, amazing! I never thought I’d be able to do it but here I am… In todays post let’s break down some of my favourite things from this year, from movies to music, you know…the usual.  FAVOURITE MOVIE  photo credit 5 words people, CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. This absolutely heart wrenching, beautiful, picturesque film shaped my year I’m telling you. I watched this earlier in the year and the proceeded to watch it about 12 times after that, usually like every Saturday when I was bored.  If you haven’t seen this film I want you to close this blog right now,…

  • Holiday Bucketlist – BLOGMAS DAY 10

    Good day everyone! I hope you are having a lovely day. On todays Blogmas post I’ll be highlighting some places I dream of visiting in my lifetime. I’ve always been far more interested in visiting European cities than the wider places on Earth. However, there are a couple that stick out. So in this post there will be a few with a mixture of both.  NEW YORK CITY  photo credit This is my dream and always has been since I was a tiny little human. Luckily I’ve met a boy who also wants to visit, my plan is that this will be our honeymoon destination. No hot, chilled holiday. I want a…

  • Christmas Tree Brownie Baking – BLOGMAS DAY 8

    Hello everyone! As you can tell from the title I took on some Christmas baking. I got a recipe from Sainsburys here after looking on my trusty Pinterest. Usually I’m a decent baker, the same applies here but my opinion on the finished product may be slightly different…  Ingredients 150g cook’s Belgian dark chocolate (76% cocoa solids), roughly chopped 150g unsalted butter 3 large eggs 125g caster sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract zest and juice of 1 clementine (I USED A SATSUMA, CAUSE THEY’RE JUST THE FUCKING SAME TO BE HONEST) 3 tbsp port (I USED RED WINE AS AN ALTERNATIVE)  ¼ tsp ground cinnamon a good pinch of ground cloves…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Dad Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 6

    Happy Blogmas day 6!  We are well and truly getting through these well aren’t we? I am loving the challenge!  Now as I said yesterday parents are fucking hard to buy for, why? I have no idea. They are the people you know the most, surely but they are so bloody hard to buy for!  My dad may even be worse than my mum honestly, every year I will get him a wallet. But not this year, oh no, I will not buy him another wallet to save until the middle of the year to use.  all photos are credited in the links below FIND THE ITEMS HERE: 1. Fred Perry Shirt – £302.…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Nephew Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 5

    Happy Blogmas Day 5 everyone!  I hope you are enjoying Blogmas so far, I sure am! Drop your links below and I’d love to read some of your posts. Todays post is  Christmas guide for your little nephews out there. I have a 2 year old nephew and I have already purchased his dinosaur/Spiderman inspired gifts. I had so much stuff I wanted to buy him so there are a couple on this list that I didn’t get round to buying.  Jensen loves his kitchen, which is why I chose the little wooden BBQ set. I thought it was so cute! I love wooden toys, when I have babies one day…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Mum Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 4

    Happy Blogmas day 4!  Does anyone else find it absolutely so hard to buy for your parents, my mum is a struggle ever year! If I had all of the money in the world I would be winning, but I don’t so I have to work with what I’ve got. My mum is one of those people who say “don’t worry about getting me anything” – are you serious mother?! She gave me life, the least I can give her is a box of fucking Lindt.  My mum is different, she doesn’t like typical ‘mum’ things which is why it has always been so hard. She’s not arsed about perfume and handbags, she’d rather…

  • Christmas Gift Guide – Boyfriend Edition – BLOGMAS DAY 3

    Happy Blogmas day 3 everyone!  Todays is a little Christmas gift guide for the lads in your life. I find buying things for my boyfriend quite hard because he doesn’t necessarily have a ‘thing’ and I’m like…….thank you that’s super helpful. So I end up buying clothes and random things that I think will make his Christmas special. I think I’ve done a good job this year. The below include a couple of things my boyfriend already has (Dior Homme makes me think of our first date together!) – the others are just little bits I came across and thought “yeah, someones boyfriend might like these”.  all photos are credited…

  • Christmas Wishlist – BLOGMAS DAY 2

    Happy Blogmas Day 2!  I will be sharing with you just a few things I would like for Christmas this year. The older I get the harder it is when my mum asks me, my 23 year old self “make me a Christmas list so I know what you want”.  I miss the old days when you would sit down for hours to pen your Christmas list, or sit in your Nannies kitchen and go through the Argos catalogue and pick at least one thing one each page. Just me? No? Didn’t think so!  all photos belong to each brand linked below FIND THE ITEMS HERE:  1. Fujifilm Instax Square…