Monday, 30 December 2013

Catch Up With Me: Volume 3

Hey Guys,

This catch up is definitely needed I have been so ridiculously busy and the good busy where things have actually happened!
Christmas selfie
The last catch up I did was just before my graduation back in mid November (Read me). So oh my god what has been happening, it's going to be long so grab a cuppa before reading, that is your warning. It's been manic with my brother coming home after 30 months, getting a job, graduating, weight loss, Christmas and the rest on top. Let me tell you a bit about the last month...

Firstly my graduation (full post here), the day was amazing, emotional and drunk. I went down to Southampton for 3 nights/4 days and they were all so jam packed. I travelled down on Wednesay, checked into the hotel and met my best friend who gave me my graduation present and I nearly cried. She bought me a Pandora ring that I'd been banging on about for some time, it was such a surprise! Ok that doesn't make the day that busy but it was a highlight. The Thursday I graduated which followed with a very messy night out with all my closest friends. Then the Friday, this was a big day too, I got the phone call to say I had got the job I'd been going for! I was so so happy and relived, this then followed with another drunken night out.
My ring, my brother and I, my friends and I, me in my robes, me and my friend with champagne my bother bought me.

Me on my first day to work

So that was a quick run down of graduation, now onto my new job :D. The job I got was in a digital marketing agency acting as a 'Digital Account Manager' this role contains all thing digital (Search, PPC, SEO and Social). I love it, I'm so happy there and it already feels like I'm part of the furniture. On a daily basis I'm dealing with numbers, formulas and Google analytics. Although I'm currently in a 3 month probation period, it's a real opportunity I can get my teeth stuck into and learn everything about the industry. The people I work with are teaching me so much and pushing me to do my best as well as me pushing for them to make me the best. It' taking a lot of my time up but this is why I went to uni and this is the start of something which could lead to something bloody great.

Kirsty and I in the o2 Blueroon
at The Big Reunion
 As well as starting my new job my weekends have been jam packed too! The second weekend in December I went up to London to watch The Big Reunion (full post here) which was a-m-azing. It was so much fun re-living some of my childhood memories and dancing to cheesy pop songs! On the same day I went out in Camden for a few drinks which was fun, I was so hungover the next day. This would have been fine but after staying in North London at my friends flat I then had to travel down to Croydon for my mum's side of the families Christmas do. It was so nice to see all the family especially this time I actually had stuff to talk about like my job and graduation. It was also quite special because my Brother was there too, considering I was hungover I had a good day.

Christmas dinner I cooked
for friends

The following weekend I had some of my closest friends round to my house for a Christmas party where I cooked them a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings. The day was so nice we ate, drank, played games, did secret santa, the works! Just like a proper Christmas day!

Normally around Christmas my dad and I would go Xmas shopping together and get everything in one go, however this year because I was working I left all my shopping till Christmas eve..yup..and I worked in the morning, so I had 2 and a half hours to do it all! Manic springs to mind. I did it though and everyone loved there presents which makes all the rushing about worth it!

Christmas day was amazing I had so much fun with my family and friends who came over and again it was so special to have my brother there! I wont go on too much about xmas as I've done a post quite recently (full post here).

Told you it'll be long. I'm just trying to think if I've missed anything.

Oh yes my weight loss! I have now lost 2st 3lb although I will admit over Christmas I've gone a bit astray but 2014 come at me! I've still got another 3 stone to loose. I feel I've sorted my food intakes out so now it's the exercise routine I need to tackle but now I have money from the job I can actually afford to go the gym. Yay. I know I say this a lot about writing a separate post about my weight but would you guys actually want to read about it? if so what do you want me to include, please leave me a comment and let me know or email me if you want ( :).

Christmas 2012 and Christmas 2013

I think that's it. Oh wait I'm also taking part in the #2014BloggerChallenge which kicks off this week (full post here) I'm so excited to meet new bloggers and get brought out my blogging zone!

Ok that actually is it! If you've got this far well done you really do deserve a pat on the back haha. It's been quite a month and quite a year at that! I am way too excited to get back to the office and get my career. I won't leave any links below of my most read posts as I've added quite a few links in the post. I hope you've enjoyed reading my ramblings about what I've been up to and I haven't bored you to tears! I have quite a few post lined up for the next week including my 2013 favourites so don't forget to follow me on Bloglovin' to stay updated.

Big love and hugs!


  1. Wow Jen great catch up post! I am looking forward to reading more of your blog and about your weight loss! I would love to read about your weight loss journey as being on my own it is always nice to read others! How are you loosing your weight are you following a certain plan?

    1. Thanks Laura! I will get a post up maybe middle of Jan all about it. But really all I'm doing is exercise everyday, which for the last 6 months I've been using the Nintendo Wii (Just Dance and Wii Fit) and healthy eating. Although at weekends I treat myself! I'll do a full post going into detail soon! xxx

  2. Hey love the blog so down to earth! Join each other sites??
    Much Love, Zoryg