Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan.

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Hello it’s meeeee!

It has been a little while since this girl posted on here. I do not particularly want to go into the deets of my life… BUT I do want to acknowledge the fact that sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan no matter how hard you try.

So nearly a month ago I become a law graduate (I blooming got a 2.1, I’m so proud of little old me!) and I made the move to Bristol to be with my baby (that’s Will… not an actual baby FYI). However since I’ve moved to Bristol I have been in quite the sorry state so to speak. For those of you that have read my previous posts would already know that I’ve been having trouble with my left foot for over two months now and it was only a recent development that I can now walk around the shops without my trusty crutch (which has been with me absolutely EVERYWHERE).

I know I’ve not been my self because I have actively chosen to chuck myself in a wheelchair at any given opportunity because I simply just did not have it in me to walk… seemed a tad dramatic especially as I am used to ankle injuries and have managed amicably in the past. I suppose at some points I did second guess why I was feeling quite so ropy.

Anyhoo, my foot basically just turned ‘sassy’ over night and I was complaining to Will… oh my foot hurts, does it look swollen? I really can’t walk on this. It did all seem a tad odd especially as it was my left side (the side that is determined to be an absolute sass pot!)

Then probably around 2.5 weeks ago something else happened, something which was a little more scary. Something which made Will phone the doctor and basically dragged me kicking and screaming about all my ‘issues’. So that appointment was literally so surreal. The things she said to me, I don’t really think I was taking it all in. The result of that appointment amounted in a further referral to a certain kind of specialist and a quick turn around appointment for a procedure. It has been quite the action packed time! What with all these medical thingies.

I don’t want to go into details, but I’ve had to put ‘things’ on hold for now. I’ve had to admit that I just need a bit of time out from e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g

The whole sodding point of this post is that life isn’t exactly going to plan, its not quite panning out as I had envisaged BUT I have so much to be thankful and grateful for! I am so blooming blessed to be surrounded by the most fantastic cheerleaders imaginable (female and male may I add).

I didn’t plan to start our co-habiting life together quite like this?

But.

You know what? Life is what you make of it? What good is there staying in bed and just worrying yourself and wasting precious moments thinking about the what ifs? I’m not letting this small set back phase me because in the scheme of things I’m one lucky girl to have all that I have and to have such an amazing support network!

The moral of this post is that sometimes things don’t go to plan but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of absolutely everything, I try to think of it as a small diversion? I suppose I’ve got to add a good 45 mins onto my journey due to a certain road being closed (which admittedly is blooming annoying but it’s not the end of the world is it?)

So my life motto for life right now is this…

GIOIT

(it actually matches the colour of my top…)

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 is so much more 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!

Late night chats! Let’s start adulting…

Helloooooo!

I should probably say good evening! Oh my it’s been a busy old time! If any of you follow me on instagram you would know that I spent Easter in sunny Tenerife and I most definitely had a well of a time! Long gone are the days where I can spend hours writing holiday posts! However that will soon be changing! In fact quite a lot of things are changing in my life. I can’t quite believe that my law degree is basically over. I have one exam on Thursday and then I have a one way ticket to Bristol!

Big heckie.

Looking back at my time spent in Sheffield, I don’t think I’d change any of it! I don’t think I’d even change the cringe worthy/bad bits because, well they were all part of this journey! I have changed unbelievable amounts since first year and it is crazy to think of all the things I did during my student years! First year me had to kiss an awful lot of frogs till I found my match.

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Yeah for some crazy reason I thought dying my hair bleach blond was a fabulous idea and let’s not comment on the proportions of the frog (the frogs I kissed ranged in size…). I also moved into a lot of different properties (some of which were better than others), I’ve lived with people and I’ve lived on my own. I feel like I’ve done it all! At times I’ve felt overwhelmed with the amount of work and felt completely out of my depth but despite this I have done it!!! It is crazy that I’m pretty much no longer a student and that I will not walk through those doors again! I feel like I’ll spend Friday wandering around Sheffield and just remembering all that has happened! Now comes the inevitable question?

What comes next? 

Well I’m starting all over again in Bristol, taking a rather big heckie step and moving in with my boy (we didn’t think we’d ever get there). So I guess I need to decide what to do next. I feel currently a tad overwhelmed.

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So erm yeah, this is where we currently are! And I feel like the stick drawing really does resemble how I feel about deciding what I should be doing for the rest of my life. I mean it’s ok to feel overwhelmed so I have been told so let’s roll with it! Who knows what the next chapter of the story will be and what it will contain! Perhaps this will be the beginning of depicting myself through stick drawings! Oh the possibilities are endless. All I know is that I blooming hate covenants and land law and I am very much forward to 4:10 on Thursday when I will officially be as free as a bird and then I need to figure out what this little lady (age 22.5) wants to do for the rest of her life. Not a hard decision to make really!… Will is off to Norway again for work and I need to push forward with this land malarky. I am so looking forward to buying a book and sitting on the train not having to think about anything related to law! I think once I’ve actually sorted myself out and do not feel in a constant state of limbo I’ll feel a lot more prepared to do some serious adulting.

This is it folks. Charzweb is entering a whole new chapter of proper real life adulting. Excitement probably outweighs the nerves (just about)

Let’s start adulting then shall we?!

NGL… I’d rather be eating dessert —->

12 days of Blogmas- day 1

Hiya! I cannot believe it’s the 12th already! I have decided to do the 12 days of Christmas (leading up to Christmas Eve!) I did something similar last year but there were set questions. This year however Charzweb is going solo and I shall aim to post every day till Christmas Eve!

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I thought to start off ‘Blogmas’ I would ease myself in slowly. I want to talk about something that I have wholeheartedly been smitten with over the last few weeks…

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My one true love (after William ofc) are these bad boys!

Oh my, I love me a mince pie or two… maybe three! I feel like the really odd thing is that last year I wasn’t overly fussed over a mince pie. I mean I might have had one at a carol service here and there but overall I could take it or leave it basically. Well, this has most definitely changed.

I love mince pies. 

It’s all I ever fancy! Give me a mince pie and a glass of mulled wine and I’d be well away! I blooming love them. My love for them has grown so incredibly strong that I set myself a bit of a challenge. I decided to go around the different shops and find out which shop offers the best mince pie.

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I started off with Sainsbury Taste the Difference ^ I mean they were seriously good but cost around £4 which meant they were fairly pricy! I must say they were a good starting point and they were winning for a while at least! I should note that I have been told by Will that Iceland and Aldi do the best mince pies but I haven’t bought any from there so I cannot confirm whether this is correct? In hindsight Will normally knows what floats my boat! If you have experience with Aldi & Iceland mince pies I’d love to know 😉

I’m a bit of a crap blogger however because I failed to take photos of the other brands. So apols about that! I don’t think I could physically wait to snap the moment before demolishing these tasty boys.

I did get a packet from Waitrose and they were also pretty good! They had a bit too much pie to mince ratio however which means they are not coming first place in the 2016 Mince Pie Extravaganza. If you already follow me on Instagram I apologise because you’ll already know who is the winner of the 2016 Mince Pie Awards.

But before I disclose that information, got to give a worthy mention to Tesco… I think these are on a level playing field with Waitrose, the pie to mince ratio was a bit out. I wanted more mince and less pie to be honest with you!

The final contender is M&S who had ones with stars on and they very much had a homemade vibe. (It’s the one on the pretty CK plate back at the start). I’m going to come straight out with it. THESE WERE GOOD. Oh my. They were fabulous! Perhaps that indicates who is the winner of the Mince Pie Awards 2016!!!

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M&S is the winner of the Mince Pie Awards 2016

BTW… I can’t guarantee their will be an award ceremony in every Blogmas but I’ll try my best! I’d love to know about any other worthy contenders!?

Are you loving the whole mince pie and mulled wine way of life at this time of year?

See you wonderful beings tomorrow!

C xxx