December has been a crazy month for me and has definitely left my bank account crying! Although its been super busy, I have had such a fun time and it was a really nice way to end the year.
At the beginning of December me and two friends, Niamh and Beth, decided to take a trip to Bristol to see Scouting For Girls in the O2. It was a really good night and they performed amazing, the only issue was having to wait two hours in the freezing cold for our bus back!!
A week later I headed off to the Cirque Du Soul event in Cardiff SU which we were all really excited for, mainly so we could dress up and wear glitter! I actually wore a lilac bralet that I purchased from Truck in summer and a suede skirt that I found in a charity shop when I went away. It’s honestly so so flattering and perfectly matches the colour of the bralet. It was a good night and I will definitely be going again but I would explore every room and not stay in the same because they all had different music.
Literally the day after this I was travelling to Bristol to meet my friend Ella so we could head to London to see Kodaline! When I bought my ticket for the Cirque event I actually didn’t realise that it was the day before I was going up to London, which required lots of travelling and I’m never usually good after a night out on transport the next day but I was okay thankfully! I got the bus to Bristol to meet her and then we got another bus to London and it was such a long trip. I think it seemed even longer because we weren’t able to sit by each other. But when we did finally arrive it didn’t take us long to get back to our hotel and head to Brixton! We actually got lost and ended up seeing Buckingham Palace (really not sure how)!! Kodaline were obviously amazing but it was a shame the crowd was quite dead and didn’t really move a lot:(
The next day we had to lug our suitcases around, which may not sound that bad but London is so so busy and it didn’t help that Ella’s handle had broken! We first went to Hyde Park to see the Winter Wonderland. It was really pretty and decorated but it was way too early to get the full affect as none of the lights were on. We didn’t stay there long because we were so eager to go and shop! We went to Oxford Street and literally went into every single shop!!! Sadly didn’t find anything but we had fun! The last place we went was Leicester Square and got food in a pizza hut We did want to have more of a look round but it started raining heavy so we headed back to the station. On the way back I was meant to be getting off at Bristol for another change over but we had no idea the bus actually went to Cardiff and luckily they let me stay on for free!
When I got back home it wasn’t long till I was back out, this time it was my works Christmas party! It was a really good night but it’s always weird seeing people outside of work, especially if they’re those people you only associate with in work! However, I spent way too much money and had nothing to show for it in the end. The best part was definitely being able to sing our hearts out to all the cringey Christmas tunes and when they had fake snow!!
I had about three or four days to recover from my mad week until my friends and I were all exchanging our gifts. We decided to do a Secret Santa because having to buy for seven friends costs a lot of money but it’s also more exciting to not know who’s got you! I had my friend Elle who loves to party so I got her a cocktail shaker with a mini vodka and glass, with chocolates too. My friend Meg had me and she got me a stunning metallic eye-shadow, with Buenos (my favourites) and a cute pug sign. I was so grateful for my gift and the eye-shadow is so pigmented!
I also received my Truck Festival Christmas jumper which i absolutely love!! This was just in time for Christmas and you got it if you purchased the Christmas edition. My parents got me a ticket as a main gift and it came with the jumper. So, yes, I will be going back to Truck in 2018!!
Overall I have had an amazing end to the year and I’m so grateful for all the trips and experiences I’ve been given. I loved each and every present I had and I was thrilled giving my family the gifts I got them. The one I was most excited about was giving my dog his popcorn toy which he loved! It’s been a wild year! Bring on 2018!