Christmas is Coming...

Long time no see! 👋🏼 I honestly cannot believe how long it’s been since my last post - there’s been so much going on! 🙈 Since my last post…

At school, we fundraised for Children in Need by dancing dressed in minion costumes. 🌟

 
minion costumes
 

Fashion show was a huge success after countless hours of rehearsing and planning. 💃🏼 The event was fab, I loved my dress for prom walk 😍 and we raised over £5500 for Robin House - huge congrats to everyone involved! 👏🏼

 
prom dress
heather and amy
 

I’ve had replies/offers from a few of the universities I applied to 📝 - I’m still waiting on two more and keeping my fingers crossed for things to all go well… 🤞🏼

My hair has been dyed coppery red 🧖🏼‍♀️ - even thought it’s fading now, I absolutely loved having such bright colours! 💖

 
red hair
red hair
 

The school Christmas Concert was brilliant yet again (click here to see some videos…). 🎶

 
sixth years
 

And to top it all off I’ve had tonnes of work for exams, assignments and university applications too! 📚

 
mistletoe bokeh
snowman decoration
 

Now that the holidays are finally here and Christmas is just around the corner, I’ve had a little more time to get festive (although I must confess to decorating the tree to 80s music, rather than the more typical seasonally appropriate songs!). 🎅🏼 Presents are all bought and wrapped, cards written and delivered, menus planned, music in full swing… ⛄️

 
vegan white choc chip chocolate orange cookies

vegan white choc chip chocolate orange cookies

vegan white chocolate, cranberry and pecan cookies

vegan white chocolate, cranberry and pecan cookies

 

I baked 88 cookies (yes, eighty-eight!) on Saturday: some chocolate orange and others with white chocolate, pecan and cranberry. 🍪 I adapted this recipe and this recipe to veganise these cookies, and their both Christmas essentials in my opinion! ❤️ Festive tunes are playing constantly at home now (my favourites are Fairytale of New York, Christmas Lights and Mary’s Boy Child) and I’ve loved getting out my camera to take a few pretty bokeh photos too. 📸

 
rudolph bokeh
jingle bells decoration
 

All in all I’m looking forward to a few days of relaxation at home before diving into prelim revision (my exams are four days back-to-back in January) - I think we all deserve a break after such a busy year. 😴 For more festive posts, be sure to check out my Christmas A-Z and Christmas movie posts from last year!

 
robin decoration
mistletoe bokeh
 

I hope everyone has a lovely time and look forward to generating more blog content in the coming weeks 💻 - look out for a reflective or photo-centric blog post coming in the next week or two…



Merry Christmas! 🎄



Heather xoxo