Sunday, 18 January 2015

Manchester Christmas Markets

Hello everybody! It is time for another late blogpost, as today I am going to be sharing the pictures I took in Manchester when I went on a day trip with some of my favourite people; Jess, Nat, Daisy, Kate, Liv and Matt.

We got the train there, and I managed to get this gorgeous picture of Daisy.

We were all super hungry by the time that we got there, so me and Jess grabbed pasties/cupcakes from Greggs, whilst the others went into the Waitrose next door and got Whoopie Pies.

We then went to the Christmas Markets - sorry about this post being so vague, it's all hazy in my head from being so long ago.

Natalie had this ostrich burger, (I think Daisy's may have been lamb)

and Liv had Chow Mein.

Liv, Daisy, Nat

We of course went shopping, in the Arndale Centre, where there were beautiful Christmas decorations that reminded me of snow and baubles.


Daisy, Nat and Matt had to leave, but Jess, Liv, Kate and myself decided to get dinner at Nandos- one of my favourite food places ever.

Beauties - Kate and Liv

I wonder what went on here then...

Thank you so much for reading guys, regardless that it was a bit vague but I really hope you enjoyed.
Nat kindly sent me some pictures she took off her phone;

I love you.
-Your Megs x x x

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Panama Hatty's

This blogpost is soooo late, but hey ho.
For my birthday, we fancied a change in scenery and went to a restaurant that we'd never been to before called Panama Hatty's, and today I am going to be sharing with you the snaps that I took!

The interior was divine, swimming with warm lighting in a sea of chandeliers.

It had it's little quirks to, like these chairs!

We got soft drinks and a bottle of rosé to share whilst we waited for our starters.

Then it was time for starters!
My mum had a mushroom and stilton bake.
My sister had salt and pepper chicken wings which she loved.

I had Laredo Crunchy Chicken. This was ok at first but it started to become too aromatic and strong in my mouth. It was basically chicken with lemongrass in it, in breadcrumbs.

The presentation was lovely, I love the cute wooden boards!

My mum had Chicken Pago Pago which is described as breast supreme cooked in white wine, cream, prawns, pineapple and paprika, with baby potatoes and seasonal vegetables.

Georgia had the classic house burger, which looked pretty good!

I had the Spicy Chicken Papousas which is described as 'Breast fillet with smoked Chipotle in a flour tortilla topped with melted mozzarella, Latina rice and sour cream'
This came and it was absolutely massive, in two dishes! I couldn't eat it all, no chance.

The wrap was absolutely gorgeous.

Now my personal favourite, dessert.

Mum had trifle which I don't like, but she said it was lovely.

My sister had chocolate fudge cake which looked amazing.

I had a cinnamon waffle with ice cream, because cinnamon is my absolute favourite. I cannot even begin to explain how good this waffle was.

Overall, Panama Hattie's was good. I probably wouldn't return, but for a one off it was great, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Have you ever been to a Panama Hatty's?
Thanks for reading, I love you!
-Your Megs x

Friday, 9 January 2015

2015 GOALS

Hello everybody! This year, rather than setting myself resolutions, I am going to be setting goals. For some reason, me and traditional resolutions don't go down too well, so I feel that goals are the way forward for me. Today, I am going to be sharing them with you.

1. Keep a dream diary.
So I know that I spoke about this last year, but I totally failed. I was making notes and putting them into an old candle jar and it was just a faff to be completely honest, so this year I'm actually going to be keeping a real journal of all of my dreams.

2. Get fit. This year I plan to not only lose weight (4 pounds down already!!), but to also get properly fit and healthy. I recently invested in a fitbit to help motivate me!
All that I am doing is eating cleaner (which does not exclude treats!) and getting in 10,000 steps a day.

3. Finish my book.
Last summer, I spent a lot of my time reading and whilst I was in Bulgaria (blogpost here), an idea for a novel popped into my head. I started writing the story in august, but I started A Levels and it ended up being left forgotten. This year however, I have intentions of getting it complete!

4. Reach 1000 subscribers.
Before my old youtube channel was hacked, I had reached 1000 subscribers. I intend to reach this number this year! It might not seem like an awful lot to most of you, but I can guarantee that each and every single one of my subscribers adds a little bit more joy to my life, and 1000 would meal a great deal to me. That kind of support is overwhelming in my eyes. If you would do me the honours of subscribing to my channel, I would be eternally grateful.

5. Get good grades.
I am currently studying for my AS levels which I shall take in the summer, and after getting amazing GCSE's, I have really set the boundary high for doing my family and myself proud by succeeding in my AS levels. This one is extremely important to me.

6. Pass my driving test.
I turned 17 in November, so like a lot of 17 year olds in England, (the age we can start driving), it is my goal to pass my driving test!

7. Make more memories.
I want to make 2015 count. I want to reflect on 2015 as a year to remember. I want to do more things and experience new experiences, and just have fun! Remember: YOU are in charge of your own happiness. Nobody else. You have the power to make 2015 a good one!

8. Take my camera everywhere and take more pictures.
This one ties in quite nicely with number 7. I'm going to start taking my camera with me everywhere I go, so I can capture beautiful photographs of beautiful memories. Everyday I come across a new photo opportunity and miss out. Not this year.

9. Blog more.
Let's face it. In 2014, I was a blogging failure. I started off ok-ish and after that, nothing. There is going to be 2 compulsory blogposts each week from Monday onwards; A roundup of the dreams that I had that week, and a diary entry of what went down in my week including pretty pictures. (Ties in nicely with 7 and 8)

10. Be happier.
My own happiness is completely down to me, and this year, I am going to be doing everything in my control to make me the happiest person that I can be. I am such a worrier, and I plan to worry less and think positively; NOTHING IS PERMANENT. By this, I mean that the troubles that you may be experiencing now are not going to last forever.

11. Sleep earlier.
I NEVER go to sleep before 12. EVER. And it means I am sleep deprived for sixth form and it ends up in a vicious cycle of being drained 24/7. It's not healthy mentally, physically or emotionally so I want to make an effort to fix it.

12. Get up and dressed early.
At the weekends or during the holidays, I am SO lazy and some days I have too many pyjama days. This wastes my day so I want to stop that this year.

That is all of my goals for this year! I hope you can relate to some of them, and please leave a comment below telling me what your goals are for 2015! I love you dolls and thank you for reading.
-Your Megs x