christmas tree


I wanted to do a little life update post, so I’m sat on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea (Dan actually brought me breakfast in bed this morning, granted I did ask him but it’s appreciated nonetheless…) and ready to chat to you guys.



I’ve been blogging every other day for probably the last 6 months, and I’m still enjoying it so much. It means some weeks there are 3 posts, and others there are 4, so it feels manageable for me to maintain, although if I ever start to run out of content ideas I might have to scale it back! I can’t say I’m worried about this at the moment, but it is in the back of my mind.

I love writing about a variety of different topics, all things that I’m passionate about of course. It keeps it fresh and not boring. At least I think so anyway so hopefully you agree!



This year has been filled with a few ups and downs, and I feel like it’s been a year of challenges for me. Planning a wedding, dealing with difficult people, and having a tough summer all took a toll on me, but I’m thankful that this year has also seen some wonderful moments too such as moving in to our own place together and doing new things that I would never of dreamed of being able to do to, like going to a blogging event alone and driving (part-way) to Edinburgh.



I’m so excited for our first Christmas together in our own home. By the time you read this the tree will already be up, and that excites me majorly. I’m also documenting my December on my Youtube Channel where I’ll be uploading lots of vlogmas videos on what we get up to this month so please subscribe if that sounds interesting to you, I would really appreciate it.



This New Year we will be visiting my sister and brother in law who are staying in Aberdeen. We are going to stop overnight in Edinburgh, which I’m so excited to re-visit as it is one of my favourite places, then heading up to Aberden to ring in the New Year with family. I’m not sure of the exact things we will be doing, but I’m looking forward to spending some sister time together and also exploring a new city.


What are your Christmas and New Year plans?

  • It sounds like you have lovely plans for the holidays! x

    • Thanks lovely, I hope you have a great one too! x

  • Oh those are such lovely plans for Christmas and New Year Natalie 🙂 I’ll be staying Barcelona for Christmas day and heading over to Cornwall just after Christmas x


    • Ah they both sound lovely 🙂 I love your wonderful Wednesdays post by the way! They make me happy x

  • I admire how often you blog but frequently wonder how you do it! My goal for 2018 is to have more of a blogging schedule and hopefully not run out of content, too! Your holiday plans sound lovely. <3

    Madison http://breakfastatmadisons.com

    • Thanks so much lovely, I’ve done a post on it before but maybe I should do an updated one? What do you think? xxx

  • Your Christmas plans sound wonderful! I’ve only ever been to Edinburgh in the summer but I bet it’s SO nice this time of year – it must be such a festive city! xx

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Sounds like such lovely Christmas and New Years plans! I hope you have a wonderful time in Scotland, it looks like such a beautiful place to visit 🙂 xx

    Kayleigh | http://www.anenthusiasmfor.co.uk

    • I’m so excited for some new Instagram pictures! Haha xxx

  • Great plans, I would love to visit Edinburgh


  • Love a little life update and your Christmas and New Year plans sound lovely – I love Edinburgh! We’ll be at my parents for Christmas day but like an idiot I’ve signed up to work another job over the Christmas period so I will be spending some of it doing that, but it’s at a festive event so hopefully will be quite Christmassy. Also so impressed with how often you manage to blog (I really struggle to hit two posts a week), it’s really admirable! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

    • Oh no I hope it goes okay for you lovely, I think I’m going to do a post on it. I hope you get some down time xxx

  • The first Christmas in a new home is just a special kind of magic <3

    • Thanks so much lovely, it’s so nice! I hope you have a great one with your adorable little man!

  • I love your treeeeee it’s so festive. Can I also just say I’ve been loving your vlogmas too? Can’t wait for the rest of your Christmas content.

    Sharni xo
    A Girl & Grey

    • THANK YOU so much lovely! Do you have a channel? xxx

  • Sounds like you have some exciting plans girl! Glad your blogging is going so well for you xx

    Lucy | http://www.lucy-cole.co.uk

  • 2017 was a roller coaster ride, each year is. But one thing, we all realized is we’re now a little bit stronger to deal with the ups and especially the downs. I’m glad you’re spending time with your family in New Year, that’s a great way to start the year.

    I hope you’ll have a happy christmas soon. And New Year full of wonderful things in your way.

    T H E A S T R O N

    • Thank you lovely, I wish the same for you and your family too! x

      • Aww thank you, Natalie.

  • Diana Maria

    2017 was definitely a year filled with ups and downs, it sounds like you have so many things to look forward in 2018! I also always look forward to your blog posts, so I’m glad you still love it and find the time to post and share your inspiring words! Have a lovely week Natalie xx

    Sending light & love your way,

    My Lovelier Days

    • Thanks so much as always for reading, I adore your posts too! xxx

  • Joanne

    Is that your Christmas tree? Because it looks absolutely lovely!! I also really love writing, especially on such different topics. Although I only write roughly 2 posts a week so I don’t wear out, if that makes sense! Your New Year plans sound exciting, btw.
    Really nice post, have a lovely December! <3

    Joanne | With Risa: A Lifestyle Blog

    • It is 🙂 our first tree! Thanks so much for reading, headed over to your blog now xxx