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My new year's resolutions for 2017 was to network and make friends, to be more active on social media and mix up my content on my YouTube channel. I made a video in 2016 reflecting on my hopes and wishes for 2017. Watch below I'm pleased to say that at the end of this year. I've succeeded at all of these goals that I wanted to achieve. It's exceeded way past my expectations.  In this blog post, I just wanted to reflect on this year and what I've learnt.  At the beginning of the year, I found myself in a comfort zone of solitude. This was because a few connections in my life which I once had slowly started to fade. It's natural to outgrow certain people and I had noticed the disconnection the more I was going in my own direction of working on my passion which is YouTube and blogging.  I've come to the realisation that my life purpose is different to everyone else. The people who love me will support me if I'm happy. As soon as the clock

The Christmas Questions Tag

Hi everyone. The Christmas Questions tag is going around at the moment. I wanted to fill it out with my answers.  If you would like to do this with me. Why not let me know your answers in the comments below. What is your favourite Christmas Movie? The Snowman. I've always watched this film this year time every year since I was a little girl. I love that The Snowman only communicates in music and animation. No words are spoken however the viewer knows exactly what's happening in the story. My grandad who sadly passed away a couple of years ago brought me a money  Jar  in the shape of the snowman when I was a child. It's very special to me and I like to have it out every Christmas to celebrate my love for the film and to remind me of my grandad. Do you have a favourite Christmas song? Darkness "Don't Let The Bells End" because of it's comedy value. When do you put up your Christmas tree? On the 12th December because it's exactly 12 sleeps un

Adagio Festive Teas Review

I find so much comfort when it comes to drinking a hot mug of tea or chocolate during the winter months. It helps me to survive by warming up my whole body. If you have been subscribed to me for along time then you will know that I'm a huge tea fan. I love trying and testing festive flavours this time of year. What are you favourite festive beverages? Let me know in the comments below. A tea company called Adagio got in touch acouple of weeks ago and kindly sent me a PR package full of teas and teaware in exchange for a honest review. Al l opinions are my own  I have been trying and testing all of their festive teas and gift sets. I'm here to share my thoughts with you so let's take a look.  The first product which I received was Holiday Cheer  which is a gourmet collection of 30 tea bags in six festive flavours. The flavours are Pumpkin Spice, Candy Apple, Gingerbread, Candy Cane and Cranberry.  This is retailed at £14. The packaging is sophisticated and slee

Why I Love Shopping Local. Small Business Saturday

I wanted to share with you in today's post why I love shopping locally. The reasons are because it boosts the local economy, it helps support entrepreneurs in your area and you can buy some quirky gifts for yourself or loved ones just in time for Christmas. My hometown Nottingham is a wonderful city full of independent shops and businesses. I was thrilled to receive an email invitation from It's In Nottingham to Small Business Saturday on the 2nd December 2017. Small Business Saturday celebrates Independent Businesses all over the UK. Click here to view a directory of all of the small fabulous businesses here in Nottingham. It's In Nottingham had a fabulous afternoon in store for east midlands bloggers. We visited 4 of the best independent businesses in the city. We met outside of Boots in Intu Broadmarsh at 11:50am then all headed to Made In Nottingham which was our first stop. Made In Nottingham Made In Nottingham is a department store inspired, created and

Sampling The New Winter Menu At The Walton Hotel

On Thursday 30th November at 7pm I was invited to sample the new winter menu at The Walton Hotel .  The Walton Hotel and restaurant is nestled on the edge of The Park Estate and the building has been welcoming in Christmas for over two hundred years since it was originally built as a hunting lodge for the Duke of Newcastle. This year however the atmosphere is a little more special as the restaurant has been fully renovated to bring the style and feel in line with the rest of the Grade two listed building.  There will be a selection of festive tipples in the bar and for those who have an appetite after a busy day of Christmas shopping or perhaps a special meal in the restaurant with their loved ones, the restaurant is the perfect refuge from the hordes of Christmas shoppers or evening revellers. Dramatic dark colours adorn the walls alongside rich wood panelling and sumptuous leather banquettes. Gilt edged mirrors and paintings accent the walls whilst chandeliers create a w