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1. Started off the week in literally THE worst mood ever for some reason. Decided to buy Percy Pigs and start eating away at my extravagant £5 a week budget. Always a good plan, always. Especially when you can't afford food afterwards...

2. My final Semester One assignments, binded, signed and ready to be handed in. Hello freedom until January 4th! For those who are interested, my assignments included an Icons=inspired photoshoot, visual portfolio and production essay, fashion cultural theory essay, and a 2000-word feature.

3. And with the rest of my weekly budget, I only went and bought myself another Gingerbread Latte from Starbucks. Best student budgeting approach ever, if I must say so myself.

4. Wore this ever-so-bland outfit on Tuesday night for Christmas dinner with the girlys. Sheer UO top, Primark necklace, shirred Topshop cardigan and *shockhorror!* jeans!

5. It was literally SO cold in Southampz this week, whacked out a bobble hat for my BB. This actually came with an Innocent smoothie about two years ago, and it totally fits on my phone.

6. "Finishing off" the cookies in my cupboard before leaving Southampton for a week ;) Note to all: triple chocolate cookies from the Co-Op are absolute heaven with a coffee.

7. Packing eventually finished on Thursday morning, approx. 5 minutes before I ran to Uni for my last seminars of the year. Three people turned up... Not impressed I must admit!

8. I spent er, quite a lot of this week watching Pokemon online. I absolutely love Pokemon haha, and it's always good to watch Ash claim badges he totally doesn't deserve. FYI, I won all of my own k Ash!

9. My nails as inspired by Jess at Star Violet Beauty! Yet more procrastination from packing: my thinking was if I painted my nails, it would take at least an hour to properly dry before I could resume my half-hearted attempts at packing!

10. ADVENT CALENDER! I LOVE MY MUMMA!

11. Cheeky snap from our Christmas tree. I've tried many a time to snap a photo of our tree, but it's 7ft and I couldn't get the photo to look "right" if that makes sense.

12. Christmas wreath hung up in the alcove just as you walk into our house! None of that typical green stuff in our house, we match our decorations in different colours each year.

45 comments

  1. Aw great photos! these are making me very excited for christmas, Meant to be getting my christmas tree this week! FINALLY. love percy pigs haven't had them in ages. I hope your having a lovely time back at home! xxx

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  2. Christmas trees are annoying to photograph. My camera has a weird setting called 'candlelight' which was the best I could do! Heh.

    <3 Pokemon. I have season 3 on my laptop, working my way through.

    I can't wait to head back home to visit my bro and parentals, you can't beat a bit of family time at Christmas :D

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  3. lovely photos !!
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    and possinbly followed ??

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  4. aw your christmas decs are gorgeous!
    you must be dead excited to go home! i only get to go home on xmas day because of work :( totally sucks!

    p.s. how rubbish is ash? i could well give him a run for his money!
    xxx

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  5. You sure love your sweets! I love looking at your food photographs. They make me hungry. ONOMNOMNOM

    This was a really good photo post.

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  6. I love that you blew your £5 a week food budget on percy pigs and a gingerbread latte. Worth eating toast all week for surely? I do love percy pigs. My Mum always puts some in my Christmas shopping - yum! I love your wreath it's beautiful.
    You are lucky you are offskis from Southampton already, I really miss being a student and getting to break up nice and early! I have to wait until the 23rd to go home to my parents :(
    xxx

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  7. I love these posts! I had my first gingerbread latte last week and I've definitely been missing out hahaa. Perfect way to spend money!

    xoxo

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  8. Aw the bobble hat is so cute! It reminds me of the phone socks I used to have back in the days of Samsungs and Nokias haha! Where is your suitcase from? It looks like it could be Chanel?! Lovely decorations :) I love seeing other bloggers' Christmas photos; they make me feel so Christmassy! x

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  9. rose: thank you (: aaah exciting, are you getting a real tree then? mm percy pigs are my absolute favourite, no other gummy sweet compares!

    konni: definitely, i've tried so many times! oh such a good idea, i have next to no memory on my laptop at the moment, so watching them online is easier! hope you have a good time home!

    heather-louise: thanks hun! oh no, that's so horrible! i was reluctant to get a job before christmas for that exact reason! YUS, i'd be much better than him, he can't even catch a pokemon properly!

    alyse: haha yup, i love food in general! in theory, i should be about 50 stone! thanks lovely xx

    rosie: always worth it! oh no! i'm so glad i'm home, uni was way too stressful, needed some time away from southampton i think, although i'm slowly going to start missing it soon!

    jennie: n'awh thank you! mm i love gingerbread lattes, so christmassy, especially if you add vanilla and cinnamon on top, nice and sickly sweet ;)

    kirstyb: me tooo (:

    jade: oh gosh the good ol' phone socks! my phone always slid out of them meaning i got more scratches on it than ever before! my suitcase is from matalan aha, i wish i could blimmin' afford chanel luggage! (:

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  10. I love your phone hat! Inanimate objects get cold too! :) I've never had Percy Pigs (shock, horror) but I'm ADDICTED to the lemon sherbets from M&S, the ones in the little clear bags, om nom nom!

    Burn the Blonde

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  11. God I completely forgot that everyone just... handed their badges over to Ash!! I remember being really gutted having a Squirtle and finding it SO tough to beat Misty! But no no... Ash just gets it handed to him! Pfftt.

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  12. sarah: exactly! or im just a bit weird haha! oh i've never tried their lemon sherbets! i like to buy mine from the old fashioned sweet shop in town (:

    victoria: i know, every single time! totes gonna be screwed by the time he gets to the elite four! haha i chose squirtle too, nice and easy to beat brock and a whole other story once you get to misty!

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  13. that wreath is so pretty!
    and i like the multi-coloured nails x

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  14. Beautiful pics, hope you have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  15. I'm rather jealous - not only of your Percy Pigs, but also of your suitcase - gorgeous!

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  16. This post is amazing, all these pictures are beautiful!
    Your nails look great and percy pigs are always the best thing when a pick me up is needed :)

    Be sure to check out my Christmas Giveaway :)
    xx

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  17. elise: thank you sweet! gosh i spent way too long on my nails aha!

    gem: thanks hun (: hope you're goood, feels like i haven't spoken to you in an absolute age! not good! xxxx

    heartshapedbruise: thank you!

    courtney: thank you! omnom i know, totally picking some up tomoz in town aha!

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  18. pokemon! gotta catch them all. HAHA. oh how fun childhood was watching pokemon.

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  19. i loooooooooove percy pigs!

    cute phone hat!

    aww xx

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  20. Your phone looks so cosy in its little hat haha xx

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  21. Thanks for sharing the pictures! It's full of life ^^

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  22. Ah hat for your BB, must actually be the cutest thing ive seen oh and christmas starbucks = you just cant beat um' right? Amaze!

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  23. Love the christmas wreath, we just have a rather sad-looking poundland star on our door, typical student house! I also love that you nearly always feature Starbucks in your weekly photos, makes me feel a bit better about my addiction (peppermint mochas are the best ;) )
    xx

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  24. Aaaw how cute is your phone with the smoothie hat! lol and yum percy pigs! Hope u have a lovely time at home and a great Xmas xx

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  25. percy pigs are aaaamazing and so is starbucks! you have made me hungry girlie. glad you got back home okay, hope stevenage is treating you well and you havent been attacked by chavs yet xxxx

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  26. kylie: aah i know right?! i genuinely still love pokemon haha, although the newer series + pokemon will never compare to the original 150 ;)

    lydia-lee: me tooo, totally buying some tomorrow! thanks lovely xx

    influence: haha, i'm such a nerd for even using the hat on it! extra little accessory!

    mei: you're welcome, i'm glad you liked them sweet!

    emma: i know, it's so small and cute looking! definitely, i love their christmas menu way too much!

    dani: thanks sweet! aha we didn't decorate our uni flat this year ): but last year we had a spangly homemade poundland tinsel and bauble number hanging on flat 4a's door! ;)

    beth: i know haha! thanks lovely, hope you have a nice christmas!

    belle: YUSS. percy pigs are my favourite things! no chavs as of yet, although i'm venturing into town tomorrow, so i'll have to report back to you haha xxx

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  27. I love Percy Pigs haha, I have to agree that they're a bit expensive!
    I have a few of the little smoothie hats sitting on my mirror at home haha
    I hope you have a lovely Christmas at home :)
    x

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  28. LOve your xmas wreath! we change our colours every yr too! this year we went for white silver and liliac. :) x

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  29. Mmm, you are making me crave Percy Pigs!
    I can't get a proper good photo of my Christmas tree either :(
    Merry Christmas! <3

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  30. argh, there's an overwhelming amount of lovely here - starbucks festive drinks, advent calenders, eyeko makeup...it's a pretty good bundle! lovely blog x

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  31. caz: me too! they're on offer at the moment though, i stocked up on the cute pigs today! thanks sweet, hope you have a lovely christmas too (:

    vicki: thank you, its so sparkly and pretty haha! oh that sounds nice! we went for plums, reds and bronze this year, although our new star keeps falling off the tree!

    winny: they're so difficult to take photos of aha!

    danniekate: n'awh thank you! yay for advent calendars and daily chocolates in my opinion! spent my first day home "catching up" on all the chocolates i'd missed haha!

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  32. Haha a lot of things in this post make me happy, Pokemon, hats on phones and STARBUCKS CHRISTMAS cups. You look like your having a great winter!

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  33. oh god, Im ADDICTED to Percy Pigs! that's why I always try to avoid buying them: once I opened the package it's empty within 5 minutes!
    Hope your mood brightened up afterwards at least :)

    kate. x

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  34. Such great pictures! Love them!
    Your Xmas decorations are so cute!!!

    xxx
    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

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  35. Sweet photo diary!
    Ooh that little bobble hat on your blackberry is beyond adorable! ;)
    x

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  36. I love percy pigs - so addictive! I love the innocent smoothie hat too! I put mine on my old toys ha x

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  37. rainbowing: haha thanks (: you can never go wrong with a bit of pokemon!

    kate: me too! i've just bought another two packs which probably isn't the wisest idea! thanks hun xx

    vikki: thank you (:

    spence: thanks lovely (:

    helen: i know right?! aha good plan, i don't know what possessed me to use it on my phone to be honest!

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  38. Gotta love percy pigs! Also haven't watched pokemon in yearsss, me and my bro used to love it! xx

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  39. dan: omnom, indeed! sameee, me and my brother were until 2am watching it over the weekend, reliving our childhood haha! xx

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  40. the little hat for your phone is adorable:)
    gorgeous post!! x

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  41. love your nails! such cute colors!

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  42. All of these pictures are cute as!

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  43. RMayA: thank you!

    MSodapop: thanks lovely (:

    becky: thank you!

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  44. Gotta love the percy pigs! And that's such a beautiful suitcase! x

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