It’s been two years!

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Today is my TWO-YEAR BLOGIVERSARY!

I cannot believe it has been two years…

So much has happened in those two years! I feel like life has done one massive 180 degree turn. First of all thank you to all of you that still continue to follow and support my little bit of the webosphere! I really do appreciate it! You are wonderful webblings! When I first started this blog I think I had literally just finished my first year of my law degree and me and Will has decided to give things a go (as a couple). I was still living in student halls when I wrote several of my first posts and I remember I was sat on my sofa back at home when I transferred my mass posts from blogger to here!

I think one thing that has definitely changed is that I am 100% me. I am most definitely the breton stripe and dungaree wearing girl I was always meant to be! I feel completely myself where as looking back roughly two years I was just a shell of a girl. I think when I started to blog my outer shell has already started to crack but let’s just say it’s well and truly cracked now! I can guarantee you would not have found that me singing Beauty and the Beast songs in the car with Will! In fact he told me the other day I didn’t even hug him when he visited me… which is just blooming terrible!

Oh so much has changed! Some for the good, some things have not been so good! I feel like I have found my soul mate, the one who just gets me and knows me inside out and back to front. The one who embraces all my quirks (believe me there are many) and just loves me unconditionally despite my body resembling someone in their 70’s….

I never envisaged that this man would make me feel so comfortable within my skin and that he would turn out to be my very best friend. It’s funny how life goes isn’t it?

I was just a bit hard, I just wanted to have a laugh and blimey I barely phoned my parents in first year (which is unheard of because I am so incredibly close with them and like to speak to them very regularly).

I have lived in so many different places throughout the last two years:

  • Student Halls in Sheffield
  • The grim flat in Sheffield
  • The studio apartment in Sheffield
  • My home back in Guernsey
  • The latest being in Will’s house in Bristol (which we are making into a home!)

I cannot believe that I have actually finished my law degree! I cannot believe that we have taken the rather big step to move in together after dreaming about living with my bestie since the moment I met him! I still cannot believe that I have a job and that I start work in a few weeks time!

I love to look back at the dreamy memories that I/we’ve made over those last two years and think about the wonderful things we have seen and the places we have been to! In some ways I am so so thankful that I chose to document these precious moments because they will always remain on here for me to read back when I am grey and old.

I’m looking forward to sharing my new life here in Bristol with you all and showing the house as it evolves and develops into a little home! There are a lot of things to look forward to!

Some things to look forward to in the upcoming months?

  • Starting work
  • Housie things
  • Learning to drive and getting my dream mini cooper!
  • Our holiday to Turkey
  • Me turning 23
  • Will’s sister having her baby
  • Will’s Birthday

One chapter of Charzweb may have closed (i.e. being an undergrad) but there isΒ so much moreΒ to look forward to! I hope you’ll stick around for some serious adulting as I like to put it!

Here’s to the third blogiversary! I might be a working woman now but I still plan to document my life here!

Thank you for sticking with me!

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Let’s raise a metaphorical glass to many more years of documenting this dreamy life!

Meaningful Monday: what I got for my 21st birthday part two!

I was thoroughly spoilt on my birthday by absolutely everyone and seeing as your twenty first is meant to be a meaningful birthday I felt like I could get away with posting part two of my birthday haul on a Monday! I am extremely grateful for everything I received! I received quite a lot of money within my birthday cards too but I of course have banked my cash by now! So without a further a do I shall hop right in with some of the dreamy presents I received! If you missed part one (where the bulk of my presents were here is a link to the post!

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I was given an array of items from my friend Taylor! She made me the twenty one picture collage which I really love and it is proudly sitting on display in my room! She used pictures that we’d taken at various different occasions when we were Freshers last year! I absolutely love gifts like this! Along with the photo collage she bought be a gold vintage watch as apparently no one can turn 21 without receiving a watch! She also got me a beautiful pearl necklace and earring set, some earrings from new look and a mini set of sprays which are super handy to keep in my handbag!
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My friend Anj (who was my flatmate last year) bought me this beautiful Sanctuary Spa set (Sanctuary spa is one of my favourite brands! Along with this she got me some perfume and some lovely lip glosses in an array of pretty colours!
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My friend Steph from home made me this candle which smells of melon and is pink and it was incredibly sweet of her!
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Mel, also a friend from home gave me this really pretty 21st champagne bottle along with a huge badge with the number 21 on!
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My mum’s friend gave me this really cute and vibrant mat which I place a candle on along with some money! I think this is potentially from tiger!
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I somehow managed to forget this gift which was from my parents! It is the nicest smelling candle ever and it has the cutest quote on the lid ‘Peace begins with a smile’- Mother Theresa! I absolutely love this candle and the packaging is so pretty!
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Will bought me an absolutely beautiful and elegant diamond pendant ! It is so me and he did incredibly well choosing it! It is a silver open heart pendant with a sparkling diamond and it is from The Forever Diamond collection. It is delicate and not over complicated and it is me down to a tee! It’s gorgeous and I’ve been wearing it almost daily especially when we are both apart!
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Here is a close up but it is incredibly difficult to get a photo which will do this diamond pendant justice!
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Will also treated me to a meal at Las Iguanas and basically paid for most things over my birthday weekend! Which I am incredibly grateful for! You can hear about this meal in my other birthday post ‘Tipsy Tapas’ (Sorry for the self advertisement ;)..)
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He also bought me these beautiful white roses and purple flower bouquet when he came back from work and I managed to capture the moment on facetime to my mum! They are in actual fact still going and haven’t changed an awful lot!

I was also sent and given to take with me an awful lot of beautiful cards, filled with beautiful and loving messages which I opened on my birthday morning in bed whilst drinking a cup of tea! I felt incredibly loved!

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As you can see I have been incredibly spoilt and I am very lucky and grateful for all that I have received and for having such wonderful people in my life! I really hope you enjoyed taking a look at my gifts! I apologise about the lack of posts but I have been incredibly busy with law work and general life! I shall endeavour to become a more frequent blogger again some day soon!

Until next time

Love and hugs

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Thankful Thursday

We all too often get consumed by the every day worries and humdrum of every day life. We don’t always take time to be thankful for the other positive bits of our lives. I aim to make a weekly ‘Thankful Thursday’ because life should never be taken for granted and it is a wonderful wonderful gift that we must treasure with all our might. I’m thankful even if I don’t explicitly state it!

efd9d6696f63a33c754c7d3ae16393e6_largeI am thankful for the beautiful weather, my loving supportive family, Will, my friends, health and wellbeing, my privileged lifestyle, my education, the sounds of the birds tweeting early morning, the beautiful blossoming flowers, my wonderful feline friends, my freedom to express myself as a person, for my perseverance, for the ability to travel to new places, for living on a beautiful island, for being able to have a voice and make a difference, for food on my table, for treasured memories with those who are here and those who are not, for crystal clear waters, for the privilege of not being discriminated against because of my thoughts or religion, for the ability to see the beautiful sights, for the ability to hear the hustle and bustle, for being able to taste delicious seasoned meals, for special offers on tasty red, for the free coffee I pick up from waitrose daily, for a roof above my head both at home and at university, for the endless opportunities I have been given, for my change on outlook of Β life & for safe and clean drinking water that we all take for granted… Those are some of the marvellous things that I am thankful for. I am incredibly blessed. I challenge you all to be thankful, to take time out of our busy lives just to stop and think about all the wonderful things that we are blessed with.

What are you thankful for?

Love C xo