Lifestyle | A Week In My Life: Festive Edition

This past week  has been rather a good'un so I thought it would be a jolly good idea to give you an insight into my little world and show you some of the adventures it brought. As I'm a rather nosey little human, I'm a massive fan of this type of post and I do hope that you lovely lot are too.

Although some of these snaps have indeed been borrowed from my Instagram (my username is Chloe_Bellamy1 if you fancy a little nosey), I've treated you to some unseen beauties from the past week to give you further insight into my adventures.
Monday 28th December
Oh my, Monday was a busy one. But what's a better way to kick off the week than with a trip to London? I was lucky enough to be treated to a trip to the capital by my wonderful parents who brought me tickets to the bank holiday matinee of Wicked, my favourite musical. The show was as truly wonderful as ever and the new cast are incredible. Following the performance we took a trip to Oxford Street and the little beauty that is Forever 21. I must admit, I splashed out slightly more than I initially planned for  but we all deserve a treat every now and again don't we?

Tuesday 29th December
Tuesday was a family day when we took a trip to Milton Keynes to visit my lovely aunt and uncle and cousins. I don't see anywhere near as much of my immediate family as I'd like so it was ever so nice to get the chance to spend some time with them enjoying tea and cake and exchanging festive gifts. It was also a day where I was rather content with my makeup look, as I clearly displayed by the many selfies I filled my phone with. I appreciate that this may appear like an extreme display of vanity but lets me honest, truly good make up days are so far and few between that we must make the most of them.

Wednesday 30th December
Wednesday was a fairly boring one I'm afraid. After a bit of a lie in I popped into town to meet one of my friends for a lovely post-christmas catch up. Part of the purpose of our meeting was to take a trip to our local piercing shop for her to add another ear piercing to her collection (being the needle phobe I am I steered clear of the piercing room itself of course). It looks ever so lovely and really suits her so it was definitely a worth while trip. Following a trek round practically all of the restaurants Peterborough city centre boasts to try and track down an available table we ended up in good old Burger King. After a quick nip into Primark to add to my ever-expanding pyjama collection, I had to head off to work where a 7 hour shift awaited me. To be fair it does win the award for one of the better midweek shifts I've done but it was still rather gruelling when I could practically hear my bed calling me.

 (slight disclaimer: this snap may have indeed been from a shift a few weeks back but I'm sure you don't mind).
Thursday 31st December
Thursday was another quiet one. After a lazy morning I took a trip to my local Costa for a bite to eat, followed by some last minute present buying for those lovely family members I'm yet to have seen over this festive period. I did give myself the chance to have a little gaze at the stunning stationary T K Maxx has to offer and it was ever so hard to resist the temptation to purchase a million and one notebooks bearing motivational quotes. This was the day where I finally managed to tick "Take New Passport Photos" off my to-do list. The concept of a single photo staying with me for a good ten years is rather daunting but I guess the final photo I found myself holding on this occasion could be worse, so I'm quite content. The remainder of the afternoon was spent attempting (or perhaps failing might be a more fitting word) to cram for my upcoming mock exams. Those more observant amongst you may realise that Thursday was indeed New Year's Eve but I'm sorry to inform you that I had a rather tame evening in comparison with my fellow teenage counterparts. To put it simply, I'm just not a fan of New Year's Eve and its festivities, so I chose to have a chilled night in with pyjamas, takeaway pizza and my good friend Netflix.  I know I know, the award for most boring seventeen year old goes to me.

Friday 1st January
Friday was more of a travelling day than anything as myself and my lovely family made the journey down to Surrey ahead of the annual family festive shindig my aunt and uncle host for a good twenty or so of my immediate family. We arrived in the early evening where we were greeted with a delicious meal and a little tipple or two. The rest of the evening was spent with lots of doggie cuddles (blog meet  Smudge - he's slightly gorgeous) and catch up chats.

Saturday 2nd January
Saturday played host to the main family do, so (as you can expect from a household of a good twenty or so people) everything was really rather hectic. Following a fairly relaxed morning, I found myself - drink in hand - having catch up after catch up with every man and his dog (literally - there were seven dogs joining in the festivities meaning rather a lot of doggie cuddles). The afternoon brought the return of our annual family present-giving session and I was lucky enough to really treated by everyone, something I of course appreciate ever so much. Sadly my anxiety got the better of me at some point during mid afternoon so I found myself taking a break from the festivities and removing myself to a quiet room to watch Eastenders in an attempt to relax my little mind. Being joined by some four legged friends did me the world of good and I was soon fighting fit again. Saturday evening was spent in the usual relaxed fashion, drinking cocktails at the bar and playing game after game of table football. Rather a late night was had by all on this occasion, I must admit, but it is Christmas!

Sunday 3rd January
The week came to a close on Sunday with a quiet day that primarily consisted of goodbyes and a long car journey back up to the midlands. Considering it was the first Sunday I've had off from work in a little while it would have been nice to make the most of it and get up to something exciting, but to be completely honest I was rather shattered from the weeks events so a relaxed day suited me nicely. Surprisingly enough I did find myself rather missing being at work, although I must admit that it was probably more the people I missed as opposed to the work itself. The rest of the day was spent unpacking and revising before a quiet takeaway and Netflix binge to end the week. 

Reading back over the weeks rambles, rather a good time has been had all round I think. It was definitely a busy yet relaxing way to spend the post-Christmas week and I definitely think it's prepared me for next weeks return to reality.

I must admit, I really have enjoyed composing this post over the course of the week and I'd definitely be keen to do this type of post more often; as long as it's something you all enjoy of course.
Have you all had a good week?


  1. Really enjoyed this post! good luck with your mock exams, I have some coming up as well! Happy New Year x

    1. Thank you, good luck with yours too. I hope they go really well x

  2. This is a really cute post!! And i have to say you have probably the prettiest passport photos I've seen! Good luck with your mock exams! x

    1. Thank you ever so much, happy new year! x

  3. It sounds like you've had a really lovely week :) My partner took me to see Wicked for my birthday in November and we absolutely loved it - the story is incredible isn't it and I could't get over how amazing their voices all were *insert all of the heart eyed emojis*
    Love Holly x

    1. I definitely feel like Wicked tells one of the best stories of any musical that's out there at the moment. And don't get me started on the talent level of the cast; they never fail to amaze me. Happy new year x