Why ‘Galentines’ Is the New Valentines..

Why ‘Galentines’ Is the New Valentines..

Once again on Valentines day I am a single pringle. Honestly thats an understatement! I’m way past single, if theres even a term for that? God knows!

Each year when Valentines day rolls around it always seems to bring this sense of regret in some ways, or a feeling of “what if”. I’ve never had much luck with love and I hope some day I am lucky in love but until then I will be celebrating Galentines and not Valentines!

If you don’t know, Galentines is just a word used for us girls who are single or not able to celebrate with a loved one on Valentines day! Its an excuse to have a girls night and get together rather than sitting in at home feeling sorry for ourselves.

Last year me and the girls went to watch the new Fifty Shades of Grey film and went for a really nice meal before hand and it was the best Valentines day I’ve ever had! Honestly whats better than getting together with your gal pals, eating food and watching Jamie Dornan strip off? It was fab and we weren’t the only group of girls there loving life!

I feel like as a society us girls can always become one and unite and to me, Valentines is another perfect day to do this and build one another up when the day could make us feel a bit shit! This year I’ve seen so much more on social media about Galentines rather than Valentines so I do think in this Feminist and #MeToo society, the girls are taking over one day at a time and why I truly believe Galentines will become the new Valentines!

It always seems that its us women who care more about Valentines and doing all the romantic things anyway, so why not give the men a night off and just spend the day with your best girlfriends showering one another with love! Then the single ones aren’t left crying into a tub of Ben and Jerrys at home!

Therefore, in honour of my love for Galentines over Valentines, I’ve come up with a short list of ideas of ways to celebrate being single with your besties!

  1. Have a pyjama party at home, with take out and a rom-com.
  2. Go out for a fancy meal somewhere you’ve always wanted to go and try a speciality cocktail!
  3. Go to the cinema and watch the latest rom-com or comedy – or whatever genre you and your girls are into!
  4. If you’re looking for something fun, go to crazy golf or a bowling alley!
  5. Go on your ‘dream’ date but with your bestie and make it a ‘bestie date’.
  6. Have an at-home Spa night!
  7. Go on a Road-trip
  8. Go to a theme park
  9. Go on a shopping-spree!
  10. Have a games night

My personal favourite is combining a few of these and maybe going to a nice restaurant, having a bite to eat and a few cocktails and then heading over to the cinema to watch a feel good film! It’s always a fun night and who wouldn’t love that?!

No matter what you do this Galentines day, I hope you feel special whether it’s your loved one or gal pals making you spend it with!

Heres to all us single girls!

Han xo

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My ‘To Be Read List’ for 2019!

My ‘To Be Read List’ for 2019!

Hello!

Over the past few months I’ve somehow bought an awful lot of books but somehow I’ve read none of them.. I know. I don’t know how anyone can buy a ton of books and not even pick up one of them but somehow I have!

Therefore I decided to compile a list of all the books i want to read this year! Once university is out of the way I know I’m going to have so much free time to read, so I think having a list will remind me and allow me to make sure I tick them off my list!

The List

  1. Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
  2. The Break – Marian Keyes
  3. Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy – Kevin Kwan
  4. Revenge Wears Prada – Lauren Weisburger
  5. All That She Can See – Carrie Hope Fletcher
  6. Shopaholic Series – Sophie Kinsella

This is my complete list for 2019. I’ve no idea what order I’ll read them in but i’m hoping I’ll get through them! The list may seem small but with two book series in the list, the first having three and the second having eight books within the series I definitely think the list will keep me going!

If you have any book recommendations then please send them my way as I really want to get back into being a book worm this year! I’m not allowing any excuses!!

Have a lovely week!

Han x

Am I Still Grieving?

Am I Still Grieving?

Losing a loved one is something that I know all too well. It’s something we all know too well. The world is this strange place that grants you this life but also has the power to rip it away.

When I was 11 my best-friend passed away after a 2 year battle with a brain tumour. It happened the week after I started my second year of high school and if I’m honest, I still don’t think i’ve properly grieved the loss of my best friend.

Grief is a funny thing and I still don’t know if I even know what grief is. Sometimes I find myself going about my day when something will trigger my emotions and my grief and I can be in the middle of a lecture and tears will flood my eyes and my vision becomes this blurriness of wet. It’s weird.

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