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Blogmas: Day twenty-three | Festive sweets and treats

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Christmas is the time for eating lots of goodies. It is the season of breaking all of the rules, so I thought I would tell you of all of my favourite sweets and treats to eat at this time of the year.

Crisps are always good for a party. My favourites are Doritos and Pringles. There’s something about them that is so yummy, once you start eating them you cannot stop! My Grandad loves the seasalted kettle chips so we always make sure we get some of those in for him.

I never have After Eights except at Christmas. They are so good on Christmas Eve, but so moreish! If I was on my own I could probably go through a whole packet of these, but I must restrain myself.

Chocolate is always good, but you can’t beat some Haribos! They are super tastey, my all time favs are the gummy bears, totally addictive.

And then there are Liquorice Allsorts. I don’t know why but whenever we have a get together or a party, these are always on our table and so for me they’re the ultimate party sweets.

It has been such a nice day. We’ve been getting ready for hosting a family get together tomorrow for Christmas Eve (I can’t believe it is only two more sleeps until Christmas!) I have seen my uncle, and my sister came home from uni!!! She’s not here for long, so I’m going to be her shadow for the next few days, mwuahaha… She’ll be sick of me by the time these three days are over! It’s so good to have her home, and we can finally snuggle up and watch some Mika together! Wahooo.

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Celebrating! – John Robb Style

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You have no idea how long I have wanted some real creepers for. I could have ordered some online a while ago, but I never know what size foot I am – it’s either a 7 or an 8 – but my feet like to be awkward and so getting some online is always a risk that I don’t like to take.

My sister came to visit me in Manchester the other day and I decided to take her around the Northern Quarter and look at all of the cute vintage shops. She bought some gorgeous scarfs and shirts and I found an adorable jumper and also snatched up some posters for my new room.

I’ve recently got my first piece published in the new music magazine Louder Than War, and so we took it upon ourselves to hunt down an issue. We must have gone into every single news agents in the center of Manchester and every single WH Smiths and couldn’t find one anywhere! We had literally given up and had headed back to the Northern Quarter. On the way back there we spotted a convenience store that we hadn’t yet been in and so decided to venture inside – expecting disappointment. However there was four copies staring right at you as soon as you went in! I practically ran over and thumbed my way through the pages to sniff out my article, and there it was!

The excitement was unreal – I wanted to cry, my first piece in an actual music magazine.

I had to celebrate, and what’s a better way than celebrating John Robb style, and purchasing some beautiful, vintage leather creepers?

I found them in Afflecks, size 8 – it was like fate had put them there! They fit perfectly and I must admit are probably one of my comfiest pairs of shoes. The night I bought them I went out dancing in them and then the next day I did a two hour trek to the Salford Lads Club – No blisters. I’m really impressed with how comfy they are, they might just be my new favourite shoes.

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Sister’s Graduation | OOTD

My sister graduated with a First Class Honors degree the other day at Leeds University.
It was a strange day, everyone was floating around in their big black gowns, I felt like I was on the set of Harry Potter! The sun was shining for the majority of the day too, making it even better, and everyone’s families were there, suited and booted and looking so proud – it was verrrryy cute.
The day before I’d been to the beach with my friends and at around 5 in the evening I got a phone call from my dad saying that we were going to Leeds that evening instead of the following morning. I rushed home, franticly threw a few things into a suitcase and we headed off.
We stayed at Headingley Stadium which was pretty cool, our rooms over looked the cricket ground.
The ceremony was fun. Everyone looked so serious and fancy in their gowns even the professors were swishing around, the whole pompousness was ace.  I must admit though, I was jealous of some of their hats. I mean dayum, as if they can only wear them at important uni events!
We ate at the Slug and Lettuce for tea and if you haven’t been there I totally think you should go. The food is to die for, I’d recommend the cookie explosion for dessert. Heavenly. 
In the evening we went to a little jazz bar and hung out there for a while. There was this band playing and everyone was having an awesome time, was a good vibe to round off the day.

My dress was from Lipsy, my sunglasses from Topshop and my shoes were from Dune…

I had a nightmare finding comfy shoes for the graduation. First I bought some from New Look and within the first five minutes of wearing them they had totally torn my ankles apart. They skipped right past the blister stage and just sliced into my ankles making them bleed. Soooo I had to go and buy some more,I pretty much tried on every sandal in town and they either rubbed on the cuts already made or didn’t fit. Then the last pair I tried on were the ones I got. Me and my sister had literally given up but on the way out of town we spotted these and they are soo comfy and real leather, and with them being in the sale, I couldn’t not get them!  

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