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
These are my top 4 films I enjoy watching at Christmas which also give me nostalgic vibes.
This time of year Gremlins is either on prime or Netflix or if you’re lucky on normal TV. Think I was about 7 or 8 when I first watched it and being scared shitless for at least 6 months that one would be living somewhere in the house. Gizmo was super cute though.
I think since I was little I have watched The Snowman every Christmas. Its like a tradition now. I remember wishing that when we ever got snow the snowmen we made would go ‘walking in the air’ with us too. One was hoping 🙈
Well actually I enjoy this film all year round. But it has a Christmas theme to it. There’s comedy, romance and eye candy. What else could you ask for in a film.
The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe
Wow I love thinking of how magical this film was. We always tried to get to Narnia via mums walk in wardrobe but it never happened so it was playing make believe for us. My favourite characters in the film were Mr Tumnus, Edmund and Aslan the Lion. There was when I was younger the cartoon version before they made the chronicles of Narnia both amazing and mesmerising to watch.
What are your favourites?
I do love a trip down old memory lane and i thought i would take you along this time as we look at what christmas memories i can still remember.
I grew up living with my brother so most will include him
- Mum going shopping and coming back with big bags to send off to Father Christmas.Craig and me go hunting in the wardrobe, seeing one that hadn’t been wrapped and he goes to me ‘ooo look what you got for Christmas’. Well he got a pleasant surprise when he opened it and he goes ‘Mum i think i got hollys present’…’nope its yours’ ha ha 😂
- It was the Christmas party at my brothers judo club and of course little sisters were invited. We were told Father Christmas was going to make an appearance and sure enough he did. I was only 7 and highly excited- ‘look Craig it’s Father Christmas’. He looked at me laughing and said ‘unless he has the same tattoos as Dad i don’t think so Hol’ After that I didn’t believe in him and at the tender age of 7 that was the last letter I sent off to the North Pole.
- Christmas morning I would be up First about 5am look at the bottom of my bed and see if my fluffy pillowcase had been filled up. I ran into my brothers room shouting ‘He’s been he’s been.’…. ‘Go away… wake me up in a few hours’ . Don’t you just love your siblings.
- Christmas tree used to go up on the 20th December and mum used to put Cadburys chocolates on there and said on Christmas morning we could eat them. 90% of them had gone by then and nobody owned up who had been picking I think everyone had a sneaky bite.
Here’s a few Christmas pics I found on my laptop.
The first one was new bikes one Christmas and the second one was when I was eager to hoover 😉 different story now.
Hope you enjoyed going back in time with me .
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.
I was looking through some old photos of myself and it seems that the fringe has been a love hate relationship.
However I wanted to look at the ones of me with longer hair with one so I can decide what I’m going to do with my mop once it gets to that length.
So this is 2008 and I think that a boyfriend I was with at the time saw a old pic of me with a fringe and said I looked ‘hot’ with one so I went and got one, safe to say when he dumped me I pinned it back and grew it out 🙈
This next one was 2014. I had grown my bob that was blonde to above my shoulders and thought I’d dye it brown and bring back the fringe. I think in this pic I look younger than I did in the first. I think I got fed up of getting it trimmed and it went…again.
This is me today 2019 for future readers. This is a £20 amazon wig. I’m actually really digging it. It’s very close to natural colour so I can dream of when it’s this length. I may brave it and wear it out, well my theory is its gonna keep my ears warm in the winter.
Have you had any hairstyles that just keep creeping back in?
Take a seat I’m going to tell you a story.
So I’m nearly 34 and I’ll tell you something… Even though I am not where I expected to be or dreamt of being… I have been on one hell of a journey…and it has made me the person I am today.
I have suffered abuse/bullying its made me be more aware.
I’ve had my heart broken it’s taught me it mends within time.
I have stumbled into poor health, it makes me stronger and fight harder.
I had a crush on someone of the same sex. It taught me that gender doesn’t matter.
I have accomplished things in life which shows me to never give up on something you want.
I have witnessed divorce with my parents it’s taught me that love doesn’t always last forever.
I’ve met people from all walks of life and it’s made me realise that everyone has a story and no two stories will ever be the same.
That’s my little Sunday storytime. Thanks for stopping by.
Til next time