A Week in Pictures 29/02/16

This ‘Week in Pictures’ is a bit meh. I didn’t get up to as many small things so it’s a tad short and sweet this time round. Sorry guys, life’s not always exciting. I’ll try harder this week *promise*


Tuesday Cinema Date

Tuesday night Pete and I had a little date night to the cinema. We saw Grimsby which I think I liked but I’m sure? I defo laughed. And cringed. But anyway, the highlight was trying out the new Vue chairs and OMG they are amazing. You can almost lay down, have a lap tray for all your food and basically feel like you’re at home in your bedroom. And for dinner I had a Ben & Jerries core sundae which was yum.



Hot Chocolate and Cake

No week is complete without a little trip to a coffee shop, and last weeks lucky winner was Starbucks. You NEED to try their hot chocolate made with coconut milk. It basically tastes like a bounty. Uh huh. Thank me later.



Saturday Night Vibes

Last but definitely not least, Saturday night was spent these beautiful people. We ate food and drank wine and had an all round good evening. And I didn’t even have a wine  headache the next day! So not a single bad thing about the evening.



Why Friends are the Most Important Thing in your Life. 

Life has taken a bit of weird turn for me recently. Something’s happened that I didn’t expect and it’s taking me a little bit of time to work out how to act and how to adjust life around it. It sort of feels like everything’s on hold and I need to get my head around a lot of things. More on the specifics another time, but for now it’s really made me value a lot of things, one being my friends.

There’s no denying that a good catch up with the girls can make you feel a million times better. Here’s my top reasons for why friends are literally everything.

  1. They can make you laugh until your belly hurts and you physically can’t laugh any more. Whether it’s talking about all the old times you used to drink Cherry Lambrini up the local park or OMG that super embarrassing thing one of you did recently, you can guarantee something will have you in stitches.
  2. If you want, they can ignore that there’s anything bad going on in your life and act completely normal. Keeps you proper pre-occupied.
  3. Who else would you be able to look through 4000 pictures of Zac Efron with? Feeling down and want to just stare at his amaze body? They be up for that!
  4. If you just need some company but don’t want to say anything at all, they’ll still happily come round and just sit. Or spoon. And be a shoulder to cry on if need be.
  5. They don’t care if you’re an ugly crier and your wet mascara rubs onto their top *even if it is brand new :|*, they’ll still sit there and let you sob until your hearts content.
  6. They listen and enthusiastically respond to your 25 reasons for why so-and-so’s a bitch, or why your job sucks right now, or just men in general. You *may* have repeated point number 4 three times already, but they’ll still nod, agree, and join you in the moaning.
  7. If they come over your house to comfort you, they’ll 9 times out of 10 bring either food or wine. Or both tbh. Screw the diet or the detox, it’s Ben and Jerries and a bottle Sauvignon Blanc that’s gonna save the day. No-one finds comfort from an apple.
  8. You can make crazy plans together which instantly lifts your mood. Fine, half of these may not actually happen in the end. But if it gets you excited about something for half an hour it’s helping. A week on a Greek Island, a festival, or OMG bungee jumping. It makes everyone happy to have plans.
  9. There’s always that one friend who you can convince into going out and getting completely rat-arsed with you. getting smashed probs doesn’t actually help, but if at the time all you want is rum and coke, jaeger bombs, tequila then so be it.
  10. Just knowing you have someone there who will do any of the above is the main thing. Not necessarily the same person for each thing.

Just remember that although being by yourself might be what you want right now, having some company will always make you feel better ❤

11 Stages of a Workday Hangover

We’ve all been there, and this is probably happening to quite a few people right now. It’s Thursday evening and you get invited to the pub for a casual drink. You say you’ll go for one but not stay late because you’ve got work tomorrow. But that’s fine as everyone else does too so you’re all in the same boat.

It’s all going well, then somehow you get tempted into 1 more drink, which soon turns in to 3, and it’s fiiiiine to stay out until 1am. You won’t have a hangover in the morning! You’ll still have 5 and a half hours sleep. You’re good!

But then… it’s the morning:

1. Alarm goes off. ‘It’s not that time already; I must have set my alarm for the wrong time’. *Checks alarm* OH. MY. GOD.

2. No wait, isn’t it Saturday today? It’s definitely Saturday. Crap no, it is Friday. Shit. Its fine I got this, I can do this.

3. Lay in bed for 3 alarm snoozes and try to work out if you are, in fact, dying.

4. Finally make it into the shower, stand there for far too long thinking of reasons you can call in sick. Remember you already told everyone you’re going to the pub after work. WHY DIDN’T YOU JUST KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!?

5. When you eventually make it out of the shower and you look in mirror for the first time. Just *look* at those eye bags and that redness! Everyone will know!

6. The absolute struggle of making yourself look presentable, even though all the make up in the world wouldn’t be able to save you right now. Plus the wonky winged eyeliner caused by your alcohol shakes just isn’t doing you any favours.

7. After a pretty dodgy commute #vom you just need to sit yourself down with a nice cuppa and keep yourself to yourself…

8. But in comes the office chatterbox who just Will. Not. Shut. Up. ‘Oh you look rough, big night out!? On a school night!?’ Cue major headache.

9. You get to 11am successfully before you suddenly become more hungry than you have ever EVER been in your life before. ‘Just popping to Sainsbury’s, anyone want anything?’ Fresh air and food in one clever move. GENIUS.

10. After devouring some kind of chicken wrap, a peperarmi, 2 chocolate bars and a can of coke, you’re now finally starting to feel normal again.

11. The rest of the day goes by in a slightly painful blur until the question ‘anyone fancy a quick Friday drink after work?’ OH HERE WE GO…

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A Week in Pictures

Each week I intend on doing a round-up of what I’ve been up to over the previous week. Usually I’ll be doing this on a Monday, but this week I got majorly side-tracked. Soz. It’s just going to be a few snaps to show what I did, and it’ll probably end up being mainly food, cocktails and selfies *sorry not sorry*. There will also probs be lots of repeats from instagram (@charleebx) and also previous posts. But a girl can only do so many things in a week.


First up, Wine Wednesday. Last week was stressful with a capital S. So nothing photo-worthy happened until Wednesday and that was just wine. But then again, wine is everything.

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Secondly, Millie’s Cookies. (See I told ya I’d repeat myself). What better way to compliment drinking wine the night before than to get Millie’s Cookies to recover with? Perf combo right there.


Next was Saturday evening spent at an old work colleagues wedding reception. It was so nice to catch up with people I haven’t seen for ages. And what’s a wedding reception nowadays without selfie props!? We rocked it so much this point deserves 2 photos.

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Lastly, Sunday night waffles.  The pic doesn’t do justice to how amazeeee this was. The weekend definitely finished on a higher note than it started on. Eating waffles in a onesie? HELL YEAH.