There’s few things that help me at bedtime to nod off…
I swear by this pillow spray by feather and down with its lavender scent it leaves me relaxed and ready for sleep.
My hot water bottle is very much loved and well used. I love being warm when I go to sleep so once its cooled down I like the weight of it on my chest (something to do with anxiety relief (bit like those weighted blankets) … Don’t worry it’s done up super tight.
I suffer with poor circulation in my hands and feet so I like my feet to be kept toastie in bed… Actually at all times. So a pink pair of fluffy socks are usually found on my feet.
Music is so soothing when you play the right kind so either my headphones go on or my Alexa and usually soppy shit on the radio does the trick.
There’s a few apps too… One is insight timer which is a meditation app and the other is Sleepo which has relaxing sounds to sooth you at any time you need it. I love a crackling fire sound.
What are your bedtime essentials?
When it really comes down to it, you become the person you believe you’d become.
If you spend all your thoughts believing you won’t make it, you will never make it.
If you spend all your thoughts thinking that it’s impossible, it becomes impossible for you.
But if you spend your thoughts and energy believing it is possible, it suddenly becomes possible.
Doors will open for you, ideas will come your way. Your dreams will start coming true. You have everything you need within you to live your dreams,
But first of all you have to believe
Let’s take you back 10 years to the year 2009.
That January I had started the year with a hurting heart from being dumped just after Christmas. Turned out the bloke was a right dickhead.
I had lost a bit of weight in 2009 too after having my gallbladder out a few months before, so I was about 8 and a half stone.
Mum and me were also searching for a house as we had sold our house and needed to find one fast to move into. It was part of her divorce so decided to look for rented property. Just after Christmas that year we found it and moved in there in the Jan of 2010.
So now it’s the end of 2019 and wow what a year its been.
I started the year having my bladder out, and having a stoma, which has been quite a problematic thing so more surgery is needed soon.
I have found out who I really am, with my spirituality, my sexuality (I will fall in love with whoever I find attractive regardless of gender … Simple as that) and found out how strong I can be in shitty situations.
I’ve lost a friend I thought would always have my back, her loss. But also gained a really awesome friend she was in my year at school and I’m so glad to have her in my life as she makes me laugh so much and it feels like we’ve been good friends since like forever.
Wow, what an awesome 24 days it has been. Writing Christmas posts on my blog was a spur of the moment thing but so glad I did. It’s bought out my creativity and I’ve read some other bloggers blogmas posts which I loved reading .
So to finish it off I thought I would include my Christmas nails on Day 24. I painted them the weekend for a Christmas get together and yes they are my real nails…since I was 11 they’ve been that long. Mum was going to put me in for hand modelling at one stage.
I used Avons Gel Finish in the shade 12225 (like a real rouge red) typical there’s no name on the bottle.
That was the base and then I used Rimmel Glitter High Coverage in the shade 002 Ruby Crush.
I’ve had so many compliments asking if I had them professionally done. They took me all of 10 mins and I’m so happy with the results. Shows you don’t have to spend loads on your nails to get them noticed.
I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, thank you for taking the time to read my blog this year.
Best get planning for the year ahead on Holzieloves. If I don’t post on here before December is out I’ll definitely be back as soon as January is here.
Much loves xxx
Would you rather with a twist….all the questions are based around Christmas.
ok here goes….
WOULD YOU RATHER
Be stuck in a elevator with someone who loves Christmas or someone who hates Christmas?
Definitely someone who loves it as I hate a scrooge…it only comes once a year.
Find Olaf in your garden or Jack Frost?
Olaf hands down the dudes a legend.
Eat your own body weight in chocolate or Turkey?
Silly question I am a chocoholic so of course I’d pick chocolate just eat it slowly.
Never receive a Christmas present or Never eat a Christmas meal again?
I would rather give someone a present, nothing warms my heart more than seeing someone’s face light up and love my food too much.
Grow a permanent Santa beard or permanent Antlers?
As much as I dig a beard as impressive as Santas I would prefer Antlers for life, i think i would pull them off better.
Never listen to music again or be forced to listen to Mistletoe and wine 10 times a day?
Oh my I could never do without music and i really don’t like that song. Oooo crap, I think I would have to try and get used to the song and grin and bear it.
Untangle 700 Christmas lights or Peel 700 Carrots?
I would pick the 700 lights, i reckon it would be rather therapeutic. I can’t peel a carrot to save my life so would be there for eternity.
So this is a funny looking back kind of post.
So here’s some photos from that year 2009
Top left is my mate Johnny, middle left is my brother, bottom left is my best friend from school Soph.
Top right is my sister, then middle right is me on a night out and bottom right is school friend Katie.
Of course a throwback post has to have a playlist so this one has a few absolute bangers
I have to cringe at the next thing… Some Facebook statuses.
Clearly I was a little bit horned up. The two men were colin Firth and Hugh Grant. In my dreams 😂
My FMB boots, back then knee highs or over the knee boots were called fuck me boots. Funny I know.
I am positive in one of my girly mags I had read that fact about multiple sneezes were the same feelings of an orgasm. Maybe for some people but a sneeze for me has never felt like an orgasm ha ha.
10 years ago… when I was 24 I didn’t have a care in the world. Still lived at home until 2 years later… That’s when I really grew up.
I like looking back at my memories especially when you can have a laugh and reminisce.
Even though I haven’t stepped foot outside my front door today I have made sure that I’ve made some people smile today
I have had a couple conversations on the phone, and I made sure there was a bit of laughter in there somewhere. I always think if I’ve made at least one person happy then I am happy.
On my Instagram I couldn’t help but show the silly side of me with a good old sing-along and a Snapchat filter
Here it is 🙈
Sometimes people won’t be having a good day and might not have it in them to let you know. But a little cheerfulness goes a long long way.
The days not out so go make someone’s day.