February has come around so quickly, which means it’s almost Valentine’s Day! We haven’t made any special plans for Valentine’s itself, but we’ll probably go out for a nice meal on the weekend rather than on the day. I prefer the idea of a nice cosy night in with a tub of ice cream to be honest! And although we won’t be doing big presents this year, I think a small gesture is always appreciated. Presents for Valentine’s Day don’t have…

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I say plans, but I haven’t actually got around to booking anything for 2018 just yet! My boyfriend Gavin has just started a new job which means he no longer has to work weekends (yay!) so this means now we can go on weekends away. Yippee! Once he’s all settled into his new workplace we can both look at booking some annual leave for a  proper holiday too! The only down side to this is that Gavin used to work for…

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So January has been the longest month ever; I’m so glad it’s finally over with! I didn’t really get up to much in January so this probably isn’t the most exciting blog post ever, but here’s some of my favourite Instagram posts from the last month… Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram for the latest updates: @victoriajane6    January was a pretty tight month and one of my ‘resolutions’ was to not go on unnecessary shopping trips and order random…

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If you’re a frequent reader of my blog then you’ve probably already read about my fascination with Ali Express! In case you’ve been living in a hole and don’t already know, Ali Express is basically this amazing online marketplace website based in China. You can buy things (almost anything!) for literally pennies which are then delivered to you (usually free!) within a few weeks. I am basically obsessed with ordering 10 things at once and it only comes to a few…

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Buying your first home is pretty scary, and one of the things that made me reluctant to start house hunting is that I thought it was going to be an almost impossible process. I’d heard many horror stories about how difficult finding the perfect home can be, and how the whole mortgage application process can be a nightmare. There’s also the risk of things falling through, gazumping, and losing money on all the fees you’ve paid out to solicitors etc. Scary.…

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Happy New Year! 2017 was a pretty busy year for me, mostly because I got my own place! Moving out of my parents house for the first time was a big step for me but I’m proud of how well I’ve managed. If anything, life is much simpler! And quieter.. I love how peaceful my new home is despite it being in a more central location and my parents house was in a sleepy village. I’ve already shared with you my…

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