Sunday, 8 January 2017

Ringing In The New Year, 2017!

Hello lovelies! I'm trying to blog a little bit more. I miss it so much! I've got a lot I want to say on here, and show you guys but I'm giving myself NO pressure. I'm trying to tell myself "It's fine Chlo, you can write whenever you've got time. No pressure girl! It's ab-so-lu-te-ly fine."

So how has my year been so far? 

Me in my Fakemas Penguin dress. Mum had a matching one.
Christmas was lovely. I had a fake christmas with my own family before spending real christmas down south with my partner and his family. I welcomed in the New Year - even though I was poorly! - with two of my besties in Warrington. Everyone was off out, but we opted for a night in with pizza and wine. We got a little tipsy, watching Jools Holland (and shouting HOOTENANNY at random intervals), and had a clumsy hilarious Auld Lang Syne hand shaking between us. All three of us had a testing 2016 so it felt just right to have a chilled new year. 

New Years day was special - we had an impromptu trip back home to Blackpool to visit my Dad and Mum. We had a nice brew and a chat with Dad - this is also the first time my best friend had met my parents after 4 years of being my friend! My Mum made a - standard - amazing New Years Day Dinner Extravaganza! Which was delightful, as always.

A cute little snap of my mum's fireplace - so much going on!
I hadn't been feeling too great to start this year with pelvic pains - and the fact I'd lost my voice when my job is 100% talking wasn't ideal! So unfortunately I've had to have some time off work, which is very sad and annoying, but I'm better to be safe than sorry! So my week has been very limited as I'm still quite poorly. But all this time off has given me a lot of time to think about my resolutions. My resolutions are -

I want to get back into blogging. It's so good for me! It gives me routine, helps me maintain my PMA, and I miss the sense of community.

I want to travel. Not just abroad, but around the country too. There's so much to see and I don't want to miss anything. I want to see parts of history and culture. I've made a start on this, as I'm going away to Poland in February!

Self Care
I want to look after myself a bit better. This covers a lot, but primarily, I want to do things that make me feel good. Like getting my hair and nails done when I can, losing weight, reading more, and exercising.

Well that's me! What are your aims for this year? Do you bother making resolutions? Ta'ta for now! It feels good to be back.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Life Update 2016

Hello my lovelies! It's been a loooooooooong time. I got a really sweet message from my old blog friend who asked me where I'd disappeared to, and it reminded me how I've missed writing. I feel like writing my blog posts are like writing a letter to an old friend. So, old friend, get yourself a brew, have a sit down and I'll fill you in on what you've missed. (Which really, isn't all that much).

This year, has just passed me by in such a flash. Do you ever have one of those moments where you just think 'we're in OCTOBER? Since when?!' - and then you think about what's happened this year, and then you get that sudden regret because you realise that this year hasn't been too great? This might not be you this year, but it's totally me. Some may say I'm being pessimistic, but not at all. I look at it like this: I wanna learn from this year. I wanna make next year better. I want to get to October 2017 and think 'Yeah, I worked hard for that!' or 'I'm in a better place than I was last year!'. But I still refuse to say 'new year, new me'. I don't want to be that guy.

This year's been a mediocre mental health year. I based my life around Uni, and when that suddenly started to fade away, I found myself in a full-time job and hating it. I wasn't happy by a long shot. That's not to say my whole year has been miserable. It hasn't. I've just been bobbing along, hoping for the best. I'm all good, you needn't be worried. I'm just making a more conscious effort to be happy. Which is a good thing!

I've had a great year reconnecting with old friends, meeting new friends, a new job, learning that my eyebrows need filling in, finding my style, and I'm well on the way to living a more positive and promising life. I'm wanting to travel every now and again with one of my dearest friends, and just have more experiences. Life is a beautiful thing and I have big hopes for myself to have more positive experiences, and I hope you do too.

So you've not missed much, really. I'm not going to promise frequent posts on here, because the reality is that life has just got right in the way... and I'm lazy. But I'm trying to change that. Change is a good thing.

I'll see you when I see you. Here's to hoping that the next time you hear from me isn't 'Life Update 2017', ey?

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

F.A.O: My Hometown Friends

Hey everyone, long time no see.
(Apologies in advance for the terrible throwback pictures)

You know, it has been quite a while since I came back to the seaside long enough to hang out with my old friends. I'm sure some of you barely remember me, and some of you have sweet distant memories of me. Isn't she that girl who's mildly hilarious and lives in the traitor county? (Yes, that's me. Nice to re-meet you.) But in seriousness, it's probably nearly three years since I spent some real time with you. And I wanted to let you know I'm still here, surviving. Whats new with me? Not a lot. Same old Chlo, just in a different town, surrounded by different people and I pay bills. And of course I live with my boyfriend Jon who some of you haven't actually met yet! 

L2R: Me & Laura crying and being ambulances, a normal crowd at The Snack Shack, Highfield Prom w/ the queens, Christmas Eve Eve ft 12-yr-old Chlo passport, Dave Shep's leaving do, the one and only Doo, Belle Vue full-timers, Si & K8 with an 8, me - Mikkala - and the adorable entity that is: Meggie Cooper.
I've had some really good friends, and some really bad friends, in the majority of my life living in Blackpool. Don't get me wrong, I've long forgot about the bad people and since got some pretty amazing friends. But I can't help but miss those times. The house parties. The lock-ins. The spontaneous days out, and nights out. The life changing chats. The 'Chlo' moments you've all had to witness as punishment of being my friend. (Soz!)

This was a familiar sight for some of you. Drunk and sleepy Chlo... just having a nap on a chair / in a bath.
We're all getting older, wiser and more mature - debatable. Some of us are even starting families and stuff. Isn't that terrifying? I've always thought of myself as being a good friend, so I'm not gonna let a little thing like 69.6 miles worth of land separating us change that! How are you all doing, and how much life have I missed out on? I shouldn't have to tag anyone in this, 'cause you should know who you are. And don't be afraid to pop up on facey-b, because chances are you're absolutely right that this post is directed at you! If any of you are free around any of these dates, let me know, so we can hang out and do things and stuff. And things. 

Mon 25th April - Sun 1st May
Mon 2nd May - Sun 8th May
Mon 6th Jun - Thurs 9th Jun

L2R: Last day at Highfield, Jord!, Laura's 18th ft Stisher holding up her boobs, Halloween cat trend, (Yes I accidentally used that snack shack picture again - sue me), vive la Becky Brown, Michael Jackson's funeral, THAT night at Sean's, and just being a cat with Pez.
I miss you guys. If I can avoid adult life for just a little bit longer, that'd be great, and I'm sure you'd be a REAL big help! I miss you. Damn it I said it again. 

And YOU should know who YOU are. Doo. Tache Royalty. Skittles (This is a REAL throwback), Snack shack. EPT. Blue Room Open Mic. Nokis. 

And EVEN, Billy. But only sometimes