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

New year, New Goals, Same Old Me!

New year, New Goals, Same Old Me!

Happy New Year Everyone!

I cannot believe we are into yet another year! It doesn’t feel like two minutes since i was complaining how slow last January was going! Its crazy but I’m very fortunate to have had an amazing 2018!

I travelled! Nowhere far but I visited a new country and i got to do it with my closest friends. I went back to my favourite city twice and celebrated my 21st whilst there! 2018 was full of fun and spontaneity! There was some huge highs and some really low, lows in the past year and whilst i know very well that no year goes by without ups and downs I’m hoping 2019 will continue to be the same with a little more positivity, and few more milestones in there.

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CHRISTMAS WALLPAPERS

CHRISTMAS WALLPAPERS

Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!

I cannot believe how quick this year has gone and how amazing it has been! There have been so many ups and downs, high and low points but I wouldn’t change it at all as it’s made me such a stronger person!

With Christmas looming ever so close now I thought I’d switch it up a little. This morning I was flicking through Pinterest and found LOADS of Christmas themed wallpapers for your phone! They are all so so cute so I thought why not share them to give your phone a little Christmas spirit to help you get in the festive mood even more!!

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The London Diaries

The London Diaries

Hey everyone! 

SO, I’ve been trying to write this blog post for a while since i came back from London just over a week ago actually and i haven’t been able to decipher my favourite moments from my weekend away. For those who read my last blog post, i went down to London with my closest friends for my 21st birthday and it was honestly the most amazing and fun weekend. 

We travelled down to London on the train in the early evening and my friends surprised me and brought two bottles of wine and a bottle of Prosecco!! Its safe to say that all three bottles went down far too nicely and it started the weekend wonderfully! 

When we got to London we headed straight for our hotel to get checked in and we stayed at the beautiful and amazing, Hilton London Metropole! Its right near Hyde Park and it was located just opposite a tube station which made travelling round London so much easier! The hotel was  gorgeous and huge! There was 3 different wings to the hotel! We stayed in the West Wing because we stayed in a bigger room, which was one of the nicest hotel rooms I’ve ever stayed in. 

The hotel really was gorgeous and our room was so spacious! We decided to stay in on Friday night as we didn’t get to our hotel till around 8.30pm so we put our pyjamas on and got Dominos delivered to our hotel room which was just so weird but so good! Never before have i had dominos ordered to a hotel room so it definitely was an experience! 

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Returning To Social Media

Returning To Social Media

Hey everyone!

I’m finally back after taking an unannounced social media break..

The past few months have been a little bit hard. I began my third year of university and since then it has been a whirlwind. Starting a dissertation, taking on a placement and working nearly 30 hours a week has been a struggle to say the least.  Life got stressful and in all honesty blogging became something i just put aside for a while. All social media was put aside, I took a break from both twitter and Instagram, as well as anything that became a distraction.

I think in some ways I fell out of love with my blog. When i started this blog I got so wrapped up in the idea of my blog having to be perfect and exactly like other peoples, that I found myself not being me. I was forcing idea’s that I wasn’t even sure of just in order to keep posting regularly and it just wasn’t me. I have so many ideas and thoughts that I want to share, even if that means there is no definitive theme to my blog but I’ve been scared because everyone seems to have their shit together if I’m honest. Although the blogging community is one of the most supportive communities I’ve ever been involved in, its still scary to go off and do your own thing, especially when you rely on those within that community to read and share your blog. 

Taking this break from all social media has really been something I needed and it’s given me time to reflect on who I am, which is crucial when trying to figure out what it is that I want to be posting about and really allowing my blog to be a reflection of me, without being fearful of what people may think.

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