Sunday, 31 December 2017

A Week in the Life | Christmas

I've had a post like this floating around in my ideas bank for a while and although I've really wanted to write one because I like the idea of documenting a little of my daily life on here, it's one of those posts that's a bit scary to write because I can't help but wonder why anyone would care what I do day to day let alone want to read about it. So putting my self-doubt aside I decided to start with a Christmas edition because that must be at least a little bit interesting right? Please do let me know if this is the most boring post you've ever written and I should never do one like this again. Here's what I did this week:



Monday (Christmas Day!) | For the first time in the 8 years we've known each other Nick and I actually spent Christmas morning together, which was lovely. We ate croissants and drank coffee in bed while opening presents and having cat cuddles (not a euphemism) and I even snuck in a Christmas morning bath - dreamy. In the afternoon we went to my parents' where we exchanged more presents, had Christmas dinner and played games because it's not really Christmas if you don't play silly games is it?! We spent the evening back at home chilling in front of the TV with a G&T. It was a pretty perfect Christmas Day really.


Tuesday (Boxing Day) | I'll start by saying that Boxing Day didn't quite go to plan. Nick was back at work and I planned to have a productive day of decorating as well as having my parents over for lunch. However, because I'm an idiot and this is the type of thing I do, I managed to lock myself out of the house. My parents brought what we thought was a spare key, but turns out we hadn't given them a new one since Nick changed the locks. So I went back to theirs, Nick left work early to pick me up and take me home (losing part of his Boxing Day premium by doing so), BUT we did then end up having a super productive decorating session resulting in actual colour on the living room walls!


Wednesday | Wednesday was back to work for me, but on a late shift so I blitzed the house in the morning, had my parents over for lunch (second time lucky) and did a bit more painting. Over Christmas and New Year it's skeleton staff at work so it's VERY chilled and quite boring, but it also means there's only one of you to do everything. That means setting up the camera shots, the lighting, the autocue and then vision and sound mixing the programme (and making sure I actually have control of BBC1 so we go out on air lols). So despite a lot of waiting around to go on air, it can be a bit of a last minute scramble sometimes.


Thursday | Two years ago my best friend and I had a Harry Potter marathon (and I even wrote a post about our musings here) and this year we decided to have a Hunger Games one, which yes, is much shorter and easier, but it's still a day of watching films and enjoying each other's company. Unfortunately my friend was delayed, which meant we only had time to watch two of the films, but I kept it going alone and watched the other two. Marathon complete.


Friday | By Friday the painting was all finished in the living room (hooray!) so we had a big tidy up and then started laying the laminate floor. Laying laminate is possibly both of our least favourite jobs and both times we've done it previously have resulted in rather spectacular arguments. Such is the evil of laminate floor. It was taxing to begin with, but rather annoyingly/hilariously we discovered that you're supposed to go from left to right and we'd always gone from right to left...turns out the correct way is much easier and we ended the day on a high.


Saturday | The laminate saga continued into Saturday and we got it finished as well as a few other little jobs that needed doing in there. It's starting to look very much like a living room, which is very exciting, although there are so many little jobs still to do and it's rather lacking in furniture...

What did you get up to this week?

Amy x
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  1. a busy week for you! i did giggle a little at the thought of you locking yourself out, definitely something that id do!

    wishing you all the best for 2018 lovely!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

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    1. Haha I kicked myself, buttt it was pretty funny! Happy new year :) xx

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  2. Ooh I loved reading about what you got up to in the Christmas period, we had our first Christmas morning together this year too and it was so lovely :) xxx

    www.natalieleanne.com

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    1. Ah that's nice, I hope you had a lovely one! xx

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  3. It sounds like you had a lovely Christmas week that was very productive, even with locking yourself out. This is totally the kind of thing I could imagine myself doing, happy New Year! xx

    Kristy | thevioletblonde.com

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    1. Haha it's so typical of me! It was a super productive week though! Thanks lovely, happy new year! xx

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  4. I love this post AMY - looks like a fun AND productive week - well done and Happy New Year to you xxx

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    1. Thanks so much Holly! Happy new year to you too, looks like you guys have been fairly busy on the DIY front too! xx

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  5. Ahh I loved reading this post hun, so nice to see what everyone else gets up to at this time of year. Sounds like you had the best day!

    Elle
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    1. Thanks girl, hope you had a wonderful christmas and new year! xx

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  6. So much DIY! I traveled to my Dad's house for Christmas which was lovely, and spent a lot of time watching Netflix!

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

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    1. So much DIY haha! That sounds lovely! xx

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  7. I think it's nice to read about your days! So nice that you had a nice Christmas day with cat cuddles, presents and games! But on boxing day being locket our of the house, ahhh... glad it all ended up well! A Harry Potter marathon sounds great! I really hope you have a great new year with all the decorating tasks done :)
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    1. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and new year too Denise! xx

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  8. Your Christmas Day sounds just as it should be - relaxing and wonderful! Oh and yes, it's not Christmas Day without some sort of silly game, haha. The Hunger Games marathon sounds like so much fun (I had a Harry Potter marathon last week) and oh my gosh, how did I not know what you did for work? That's so interesting! I hope you'll blog more about that at some point?! :) Happy 2018, Amy!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. I hope you had a lovely one too Gabrielle! I would love to figure out a way to incorporate more about work into my blog definitely :) xx

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  9. Please do continue doing these kinds of posts, it's a nice way to get a peek into someone's life. And it sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, even if boxing day didn't go to plan at all!

    Happy new year! Hope that 2018 has started nicely for you! Mine has been so enjoyable as I'm still on leave from work so I'm taking the opportunity to relax!

    Away From The Blue Blog

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    1. Ah I'd love to do more of them so that's good to know, thank you! Happy new year, I'm glad you've had a good start to it! xx

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  10. Amy, you have even managed to make DIY photos gorgeous and aesthetically appealing, how do you do it?! Getting locked out sounds like a total nightmare, I'm so glad that Nick and your parents were there to rescue you! Really exciting to see the colour going up on your living room walls, I'm sure that all your hard work on the house will be paying off in no time!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Abbey! I can't wait to see the living room finished! xx

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