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Christmas Love!

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Well it’s that time of year again!!

Christmas has always been branded as a family affair but throughout the month of December until the actual day friends, colleagues and even communities would hold events to celebrate together and the actual Christmas day was always left just for family or is it a day for you boyfriend/girlfriend/partner too?

Sometimes it’s hard to know where you stand on this day, you don’t know whether you should accept an invitation from your boyfriend or girlfriend and spend Christmas day with their parents and their family or whether you should spend it with your family like you have always done, something that’s even like a tradition for you. What to do??

I’ve never spent Christmas day with my boyfriend only a Christmas Eve so we could exchange gifts. I have always thought it would be really special if we ever did spend the actual day together but then I realised that our first Christmas would mean so much more when we lived together or when we got married as we would be a real family, not that we aren’t already a family of some sort, well until I have to go home we are;-).

I think that it’s nice to spend time with your potential new family, to get to know them better and share special occasions but it is also nicer to enjoy the different stages of your relationship to the fullest before skipping steps and rushing things. If you are in a relationship and want to spend the holidays together, make your own special day like me and my Special Someone do. We meet, have a meal, exchange gifts and enjoy each others company and sometimes I feel that its better then meeting on the day. So the invitation to “play happy families” at Christmas will be rejected for now until we are ready to make sure we enjoy what we have now and look forward to the next step….

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Christmas Presents!

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Presents for Loved ones and yep I said Loved ones, this post is about everyone not just the one you are IN Love with 😉

When buying gifts you should keep an open mind and also keep calm! Can’t be stressing, you’ll get yourself all worked up 😛

Once you are nice and calm I will go through the steps I take in gift buying 😀

To start off with I always start as early as possible, mid-end November to just research online, keep an eye out for anything different. When online you don’t need to stick to just store websites, try other shopping sites like Amazon or Ebay. Once you have found a couple of things, bookmark it, put in a file or even email them to yourself, especially if you share a computer. Can’t be having nosy people finding out what you getting;-)

Now you have a collection of things start to mix and match the gifts to the people you would like to buy for. Once you are definite just order it. Yep you heard me, just buy it now before it’s too late!! Many times have I waited too long and they have sold out of the colour, size or even the entire product I wanted. If you change your mind you could always save it for some one else, refund it or sell it online depending on your options.

When you’ve been on practically every website and still have more people to buy for, it’s time to hit the shops. It’s always better to order your online stuff first as post office will get busier the closer you are to Christmas. It’s still ok-ish early December.

At the shops unless you know what you want always check the discount section and gift set/christmas gift sections first sometimes there are some good deals. Also as the days and weeks go by they drop the prices ever further, certain shops already have done. As soon as your online stuff has arrived and you’ve got your store bought gifts go hide them!! Then every so often start wrapping them 😀

Well that’s all the things i’d roughly do at Christmas 😀 Just a little thing for you. When it comes to presents always go for unusual gifts, useful gifts, thoughtful gifts and fun gifts and i’m pretty sure the ideas will start flowing in 😀

Good Luck Christmas shoppers! 😀

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Date Night

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Since I found a job again meeting up with the boyfriend was bit of a 8718219877_ba9925b3ce_omission. Trying to work out when we were free, how long we were free and even what we had time for, was getting abit much and I longed for the days when we could be impulsive.(incase you don’t know, we don’t live together) I’d be finished with college and he would pick me up for lunch or i’d show up unexpected at his place and we’d spend the day together. Now it’s all about diaries and schedules and fitting our own plans around it and to be honest it feels like less fun.

Making specific plans may not be the most exciting way to do things, but its one of the most important things, especially when your relationships change. To keep things going, relying on impulsiveness will get you nowhere. Once in awhile surprises are nice but only if you are prepared for things to go wrong once or twice. I remember one time I showed up at my boyfriend’s bus stop near to his house and I didn’t want to text to say I was there. My special someone turned up an hour and half later because of the trains so we didn’t manage the surprise meal out or have a chance to talk. I spent 15mins with him and then had to go home. 

Planning  your relationship can be made fun. I found I get to randomly see my Special Someone for random things during the week whereas we would normally organise a day to meet up once a week. Our random “flying” visits have included dropping lucazade off when sick, picking up belongings we need from each others houses, meeting up at the supermarket when doing a random shop and doing each other favours like taking packages to the post office and I have got to say that those 5 to 15mins we spent together meant more to me then an entire day.(not that our days aren’t special)

Just because your relationship has changed because of certain circumstances it doesn’t mean ‘the end’ or that you have problems. Its all about making the most of things and making time for each other inspite of your new busy lives. Just because you aren’t married or have full time jobs, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have ‘date nights’ 😉

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