Friday, 28 November 2014

FIVE FOR FRIDAY #5

 
These posts seem to come around WAY too quickly. Everything seems to come and go way too quickly at the moment - I cannot get over the fact it is 1st December on Monday. OFFICIALLY Christmas countdown territory!

This week has been a hectic one. Every week feels like a hectic one. I kinda need some sleep! But this won't be happening as I'm heading up to Sheffield for a long overdue catch up with one of my best buds and an old work colleague. I'm very excited as a massive chunk of my heart was left in Sheffield pre-travelling and I love an excuse to head back, reminisce about my university days there and leave feeling like I've gone back in time.

This week's FFF:

Opportunities - As 2014 is drawing to a close, 2015 looks set to be a bloody exciting year. Work-wise I am incredibly excited and it's most definitely going to be a lot of fun. I'm heading over to Milan for a work event in February which is my first overseas one with my company and I'm a bit giddy. Not only are things on the cards work wise but I am starting to set my sights on a few other ventures that aren't exactly set in stone yet but I feel like my drive is through the roof right now - such a nice feeling after living in limbo for a while.

A girly day and night with my best friend - On the Saturday just gone I had a really lovely day. My best friend and I had decided to get tattoos. We had a lovely lunch with two of the girls before heading to the tattoo place and left very happy customers. That evening we went to a Yankee Candle party hosted by one of her neighbours (a bit like a tuppaware party but delicious, so-good-you-could-eat-them candles). We had a lot of fun and I ended up staying over after a few glasses of rose went down a little too easily. It was so nice to have an almost unplanned day of time together!

Black Coconut Yankee Candle - I couldn't write this weeks FFF without mentioning this heavenly scent. The Yankee Candle party was lethal for our bank balances; we all spent way more that intended (or necessary!) and ended up with gift sets, candle holders, heart decorations (they were selling quirky little gifts, jewellery, cards etc too). This candle though - WOW! I've always been a Black Cherry kinda girl but seriously, this is a game changer. I've had it lit every night since Sunday and it seems to seriously relax me before bed (...or from 7pm post-gym when I decide to put my pyjamas on). Last week I was all about the Muji Elderflower Candle tin, this week (and possibly forever/until I buy the Mulled Wine scented candle I've been eyeying up) it's all about Black Coconut.

Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1 - I weirdly became obsessed with the Hunger Games films earlier this year while I was in Australia. I'm yet to read the books (on my to do list - which is about 100 pages long!) and I thoroughly enjoyed the first film and saw it in the cinema but didn't actually watch Catching Fire until April this year when I was in Sydney. I was engrossed and when it ended, I felt like I had to watch it again. Straight away. So, as you can expect, I was really eager to see this film in the cinema.  As expected, the film was BRILLIANT. I wanted to watch it again straight after - get yourself to the cinema!!

My new Chelsea Boots - I am very, very fussy when it comes to shoes (I do work in the Footwear Industry, after all!) so when I set about to find the pair of Chelsea Boots, it was not an easy task. I am desperate from some brogue-style Chelsea boots but the pair I am obsessing over are mostly these or a beautiful Crockett and Jones pair. SO I stumbled across these Clarks beauties, completely by chance when I accidentally walked in the wrong shop on Oxford Street (it was very busy, I was getting irritable and darted in the first shop near me!) For as long as I can remember my Parents have been trying to persuade me to go and buy shoes from Clarks. I was completely against the idea until this last 12 months where they seem have really upped their game, especially working with the likes of Orla Kiely. I haven't taken their Mariella Busby Chelsea Boots off ALL WEEK. The leather is beautifully soft, the soles are certainly going to be long lasting ones (I'm incredibly heavy on shoes and tend to need most pairs of boots or well-heeled shoes re-heeling at some point!) and they are just really bloody comfortable! So if, like me, you've always turned your nose up at Clarks shoes, seriously don't. They have some really great stuff in at the moment and with this colder weather rearing it's ugly head you'll thank me for this little snippet of information for some beautiful, reasonably priced boots that will last you a few years at least!

What are your weekly loves and happy things?

xo

1 comment:

  1. Freaking love Clarks shoes recently! I'm the same, I always thought they were really for older people but they've seriously upped their game :D xx

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