And just like that, we’re officially in the second half of the year. How the hell did that happen?

June was definitely up there with one of my favourite months so far this year, but I’m hoping that July will be a slightly more chilled one as I feel like my body and mind need it.

Here is everything I’m wishing for this month.

1.Up My Skincare Routine

This last month with being away quite a bit and not having loads of time to put into my skincare routine has definitely seen my skin suffer the most it has since winter. I’ve decided that this month is going to be the month that I invest in some decent products are really put more effort into what I put on my face.

2. Appreciate The Weather

I’m going to the awfully British thing of talking about the weather, but how bloody amazing has it been this past couple of weeks? I feel as though I haven’t taken full advantage of it, so I definitely want to this month. Long may it continue!

3. Enjoy A Chilled Holiday

Next week I’ll be hopping on a plane to Sardinia with my friend Emily for a girl’s holiday. Everyone I’ve spoken to has said that Sardinia is stunning and I can’t wait to give it a go and have a chilled holiday without a packed itinerary. If you have any recommendations then please let me know!

4. Improve My Cricket Knowledge

A group of us are going to watch the T20 cricket in a couple of weeks, which is something I’ve never done before, but if it involves day drinking then I am there! We’re going to watching Lancashire vs. Derbyshire at Emirates Old Trafford and I’m really looking forward to learning more about the sport. I’ve also heard the T20 is the one to watch if, like me, you have no idea about cricket!

5. Discover New Bands

It isn’t set in stone yet, but hopefully this month I will be going to Blue Dot festival with two of my good friends, Lily and Erin, and I can’t wait. Blue Dot has always been a festival I’ve really wanted to go to, but it always clashes with something else so I’m excited to go as not only is it about the music, but there are also talks throughout the weekend which seem really interesting.

6. Sample New Restaurants

This month I’ve got a couple of reviews booked in to sample the new summer menus at restaurants in and around Manchester, which I can’t wait for. The food scene in the city is definitely the best it has been for a while and I hope it continues because I am loving it!

7. Try My New Mattress

This month is a really exciting start to my collaboration with Leesa mattresses and I can’t wait until mine is delivered in the next few days. I’ll be doing a full review once I’ve had it for a month so keep an eye out for it!

8. Prepare For Bongo Bingo

I feel like I have to put this one in there as it’ll probably take a few days to prepare for Bongo Bingo. If you aren’t sure what it is, it’s basically a game of bingo which includes A LOT of alcohol and games along the way. I’m going at the end of the month with my friends from work and it should be a really fun night!

9. Try My Wedding Makeup

The love Emma from Cheshire Bridal Makeup will be doing my wedding makeup trial this month, and if her Instagram is anything to go by, then I’m in for a treat! I haven’t fully decided what look I want to go for, but I’m thinking golds, nudes and maybe a pinky lip.

10. Enjoy More Home Cooking

I haven’t been the best at making food at home this month, and with it being my birthday and being away so much, my diet is definitely not the best it has been in a while. I’m hoping in July I can put my cookbooks to good use and start preparing some more home cooked meals and get back on the healthy eating bandwagon.

And that is everything I’m wishing for in July.

Whats on your July wishlist?

Happy June everyone! I can’t quite believe that it’s June already, but I’m really looking forward to this month as I’ve got loads of exciting plans, and hopefully, I’ll be making some more.

Here is everything I’m wishing for this month.

1. Have A Very Happy Birthday

This month I’ll be turning 28! I can’t quite believe how fast that’s come round, but my 27th birthday seems like it was so long ago. I’m actually going to London for a work trip that way, so I’m not sure I’ll be doing anything on the day, but Jordan and I are going to the Lake District at the weekend.

2. Relax In The Lakes

On that note, I’m really looking forward to having a few nights away. We are staying in Keswick in a gorgeous little lodge, and I think it will be a really lovely weekend of eating, drinking, hot-tubbing and generally having some downtime. We’ve been to Keswick once before so it won’t be totally unfamiliar to us.

3. Explore More Of Dubai

Towards the end of the month, I’ll be heading to Dubai to visit one of my friends who lives out there and I cannot wait. I’ve been once before, but it was about 5 years ago, so I can’t wait to see how it’s changed over the years.

4. Have Lots Of Delicious Meals Out

This month, I’ve very kindly been invited to try a few different summer menus at various restaurants in Manchester. I’ve decided to take friends and family to a couple of them and I already can’t wait to try some new places, the first being Pen & Pencil this evening, with my lovely friend Hannah.

5. Meet New Brands

This month I really want to start pitching to brands again. I had such a busy May that I really put that on the backburner, but I’ve got some free time coming up so I might start pulling together a bit of a brief to send off!

6. Enjoy Liam Gallagher

At the end of June, my friend Phil and I will be travelling to Finsbury Park in London to watch Liam Gallagher. I’ve been to a concert there a few years ago to watch Arctic Monkeys, and it’s a brilliant venue.

7. London Trip

As I mentioned, I’ll be spending my birthday in London with my work colleagues, but I’m actually quite excited to head down to the capital. The firm that we are seeing as well have already mentioned that they want to take us to Sushi Samba, which I can 100% get on board with!

8. Organise life

I feel as though I really need to get my office and generally my life in order this month, but as it’s halfway through the year, I think it’s a good time to do so to make the most of the final 6 months of 2018. I also have a few prints that I’d like to find homes for.

9. Upload More YouTube Videos

I uploaded my first vlog last week about my recent trip to Amsterdam and I really loved editing it, which I didn’t think I would do. Now I’ve got the YouTube bug and I want to upload much more. You can subscribe to my channel here if you would like to and watch my Amsterdam vlog here.

10. Book A Trip For Later In The Year 

I’ve massively got the holiday bug and all I want to do in my spare time is look at flights. At the moment, Jordan and I are looking to have a few days away in September but I really can’t decide where I would like to go. If you have any recommendations then please send them my way.

11. Get Rid Of Old Clothes

I’ve noticed that I have some really old pieces in my wardrobe that I want to get rid of, not even to buy more stuff, but just so they can go to a better home and I can have more space, which I seem to be really lacking at the moment.

And there you have everything I’m hoping for this month.

What are you wishing for this month?

I seem to be doing these posts much more regularly than I feel is right, but at least May might mean the comeback of the nice weather? Here’s hoping!

I’ve actually got quite a quiet May, but I’m excited about it, seen as June is always a busy month for me – I’m going away twice, it’s my birthday and a concert that I’m really looking forward to – but more about that next month!

But this month we’ve got two bank holidays to get through first and I for one cannot wait for long weekends.

1. Explore Warwick

On the first bank holiday, Jordan and I will be spending a couple of days in the beautiful city of Warwick. Neither of us have ever been but it’s been on my list for a while. We’ll be staying near the castle so if have any recommendations of where we should go then I’m all ears.

2. Enjoy Some Good Food

I’ve partnered with two restaurants this month to review them, which I’m really excited about. I’ve been to them both before, but never had the chance to review them so I’ll be taking my camera along to share the experience with you!

3. Have Two Long Weekends

As I mentioned, May is a great month because we get two long weekends without having to take any days off work. At the moment I only have plans for one of them, but I’m hoping for some good weather so we can sit out in the garden and have people over.

4. Catch Up With My Family

If you didn’t know this about me, I’m a quarter Australian! My Nan was born and raised there, and this month I have some of my family coming over to stay with her for a few days. She’s organised a family party and I can’t wait to catch up with everyone, including some of my cousins who I haven’t seen since last year.

5. Have Our Engagement Shoot

You might remember me mentioning last month that Jordan and I were going to have our engagement shoot with my friend’s boyfriend who is a photographer, but we had to move it because of those pesky April showers. This month I’m hoping we have time to squeeze it in because he’s already getting booked up. I’ve got a Pinterest board with some of the looks I’d like to recreate which are a lot more candid and natural that posed photos because I am the number 1 awkward person in front of the camera!

6. Wish My Mum The Happiest Of Birthdays

May is a special month for me as it’s my Mum’s birthday. She hasn’t made any plans yet, but I want to make sure she has a lovely day and evening and buy her something really special.

7. Hang Out With My Work Friends

We’ve organised a couple of meals out and brunches with the work girls, and I’m already looking at the menus of the places to see what I’ll get. I really enjoy hanging out with my work friends away from the office as we get on really well.

8. Do Some Writing

I’m not talking blogs here… This month I really want to sit down and do some work on a couple of projects I’ve got lined up this year. 2018 is already the busiest year for my blog and I’m loving absolutely every second of it – watch this space!

9. Meet With Our Florist

Everyone I’ve spoken to has said how organised I’ve been with the wedding planning, but because we haven’t booked anything for a while, I’m starting to get itchy feet again. This month I’m meeting with our potential florist to discuss some options which I’m really excited about. I feel like once that’s ticked off the list, I can start looking at centrepieces and colours.

10. Get My Hair Done

I’ve very generously been invited to a local salon to have my hair done this month, which will be the first time I’ve had it done professionally in about 4 years. I haven’t decided what I’m having done just yet, but I’m really excited to not be using dye out of a box!

What are you wishing for this month?

And in the blink of an eye, it became March, how is that even possible?

But anyway… Happy March everyone!

Although it’s currently arctic temperatures in the UK, spring surely must be just around the corner, which I can’t wait for. The days are already starting to feel longer

1. Don’t Break Anything Skiing

Later this month I’ll be heading skiing for the first time ever, and I am so worried about how rubbish I’m going to be. There are a few people who haven’t been before, so I won’t be the only one, but I’m really terrified! I know it will be a great experience and a lovely holiday but the feat isn’t going away just yet!

2. Bake Bread

A little bit of a random one, but towards the end of last year, I was sent some bread flour to have a go kneading it for myself, but I put it in the cupboard and completely forgot about it. I’d really like to have a go trying to bake it this month – watch this space!

3. Plan Eindhoven

In April, myself, Erin and Lily will be heading to Eindhoven in Holland, so this month it would be really good to get researching where to go and what to get up to whilst we’re over there.

4. Discover Somewhere New

On that same note, I’d love to plan another city break to somewhere in the UK this month as I really enjoyed exploring Bath. If you have any recommendations of where you think I’d like then let me know in the comments.

5. Plan Some Content

At the start of the year, I got really ahead with planning and writing posts ahead of schedule, but I’ve really lost that momentum. Last weekend I spent a couple of hours in a coffee shop and ticked so many little jobs off my to-do list that had my nagging me for ages, so maybe this is the answer!

6. Celebrate My Friend’s 30th

Towards the end of March, one of my closest friends turns 30, and I’m really excited to celebrate with him and the rest of the group. The plans aren’t set in stone yet, but I’ve heard bottomless brunch been mentioned, which I can totally get on board with!

7. Make Wedding Decisions

The whole wedding planning has kind of come to a stop now we’ve booked the venue, but I’d love to get a few more things ticked off my list this month including trying to find suppliers for flowers, room dressing and the food. Wish me luck!

8. Enjoy My First Concert Of The Year

I was meant to see Mo last year, but unfortunately, it got postponed until this month, but I’m really excited to finally see her and have a dance with my friends.

9. Try Something New

This month I have my first meeting with a personal trainer which I’m really looking forward to. I don’t want to give too much away because it’s a project I’ll be blogging all about, but I’m really excited to try some new exercises and focus more on my strength.

What are you wishing for this month? 

xx

Happy 1st February everyone! The longest month in existence is over, and we can finally start 2018 again without Dry January, fad diets and everything else that happens on the 1st of the year.

The problem with January is that it makes February seems even shorter by comparison, and it’ll be spring before you know it – not that I’m complaining, I can’t wait for lighter nights now.

Anyway, here are all the things I’m wishing for this month.

1. Discover Bath
Next weekend, Jordan and I will be heading to Bath for a couple of nights, which has been on our list for a while. Since the start of the year, we haven’t had a full weekend to get away somewhere, so I’m excited for a bit of downtime with my favourite person. If you have any recommendations, please send them my way!

2. Have An Evening A Week To Switch Off

I wasn’t very well towards the end of January, and I think it was body telling me to take it a bit more easier. Now things are starting to pick up again in the blogging world, I’m vowing to have at least one evening off social media per week (maybe more if I feel I need it) to do absolutely nothing.

3. Enjoy Dinner With My Friends

We have our next ‘Alphabet Come Dine With Me’ scheduled in for this weekend, and it will be the first time we’ve all been together since before Christmas. The country is Russia, and it is at my friend’s house in Chester, which I haven’t yet been to – I can’t wait!

4. Restaurant Launch

In a couple of weeks, I will be attending a restaurant launch in my hometown of Altrincham, which is really exciting because the vibe of the place sounds right up my street – pizza and chicken! I can’t wait to see what the place will look like as two of my very close friends have been working on this for months.

5. Wedding Fair

This month I’ve also got a wedding fair to attend at Tatton Park with my married friend and my engaged friend (can you tell everyone else is sick of me by this point!) It’ll be really lovely to spend time with them both, and hopefully pick up some inspiration for the big day!

6. Work Night Out

We have our first work night out of the year tomorrow, and I’m really looking forward to letting my hair down and having a few drinks with everyone. Last time we went out with work people, it got a little bit messy and we ended up in Chinese karaoke until 2am in the morning – not my finest hour.

7. Enjoy Trying A New Restaurant

I’ve been really lucky this month that I’ve been invited to try out a classic restaurant in Manchester towards the end of February, which is a place I’ve always wanted to go to. I won’t say too much about it, but if you’re from the city, I reckon you definitely will have heard of it.

8. Bake Something New

I haven’t baked anything since November, so this month I’m making it my mission to get back in the kitchen and whip up some sweet treats. I’m a novice in the kitchen until it comes to baking, which is something I really enjoy – if you have any recipes, in particular, you’d think I’d like, please let me know in the comments.

9. Try To Save Some Money

Now that I’ve pretty much paid off Christmas, I’m hoping to be able to start saving some money again this month and I’ve got quite a few things this year planned that I’m going to have to pay off soon. We’ve also started saving for the wedding which has made everything seem so much more real (and exciting!)

10. Continue To Search For THE Dress

I’ve been to a couple of wedding shops so far looking for a dress, but I’ve still yet to find the one for me. I have a set style in my head that I’d like, and so far I haven’t seen it anywhere, so here’s hoping this month I do. If there are any boho-style shops out there that you’d think it’s worth me looking into, drop me a message as I’m all for recommendations.

And there you have my wishlist for this month.

What are you hoping for in February? 

xx