Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Tuneful Tuesday's 2

Year Review

Hello Bloggers!

2014 has given us some amazing new music which I am a big fan of! Artists such as James Bay, Hozier, Years and Years etc have had an amazing year. I thought since we're nearly in 2015 I'd give you my 2014 playlist. These have mostly been on my Spotify playlist for the last year. Tell me what you think!

1. Hozier- Take Me To Church
2. James Bay- Hold Back the Biver
3. Taylor Swift- Shake it Off
4. Years and Years- Desire
5. One Direction- Where Do Broken Hearts Go?
6. Ed Sheeran- Photograph
7. Mark Ronson feat Bruno Mars- Uptown Funk
8. Fifth Harmony- BO$$
9. Blonde feat Melissa Steel- I Loved You 
10. G.R.L- Ugly Heart
11. Hudson Taylor- Chasing Rubies
12. Jamie T- Zombie
13. The Kooks- Bad Habit 
14. Rhodes- Darker Side 
15. Milky Chance- Stolen Dance 
16. Maroon 5- Animals
17. Echosmith- Cool Kids
18. alt-J- Left Hand Free
19. Ben Howard- I Forget Where We Were
20. Catfish and the Bottlemen- Fallout
21. Bombay Bicycle Club- Home By Now
22. Foster The People- Best Friend
23. American Authors- Best Day of my Life
24. Crystal Fighters- Love Alight
25. Duke Dumont feat Jax Jones- I Got U
26. Foo Fighters- Something From Nothing
27. Haim feat A$AP Ferg- My Song 5
28. Karmin- Yesterday
29. Kodaline- Honest
30. Nick Mulvey- Cucurucu
31. Paolo Nutini- Scream (Funk My Life Up)
32. The Pretty Reckless- Heaven Knows
33. Prides- Messiah
34. Rizzle Kicks- Tell Her
35. Sam Smith- Stay With Me
36. Sia- Chandelier
37. Sigma feat Paloma Faith- Changing
38. Tom Odell- Real Love
39. Twin Atlantic- Heart and Soul
40. Kiesza- Hideaway
41. alt-J- Hunger Of The Pine
42. Years and Years- Take Shelter
43. Taylor Swift- Style
44. Jungle- Busy Earnin' 
45. George Ezra- Budapest 
46. Lorde- Yellow Flicker Beat 
47. Sia- You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile
48. Royal Blood- Figure it Out
49. Olly Murs- Wrapped Up
50. Rae Morris- Closer
51. Kendrick Lamar- i
52. Becky Hill- Losing
53. George The Poet- 1, 2, 1, 2
54. Ariana Grande feat The Weekend- Love Me Harder
55. Mary J. Blige- Right Now
56. Mallory Knox- Shout at the Moon
57. Jeremih feat YG- Don't Tell Em
58. Andy C & Fiora- Heartbeat
59. Oliver Heldens feat KStewart- Last All Night (Koala)
60. Kasabian- eez-eh
61. Calvin Harris feat John Newman- Blame
62. Ella Eyre- Comeback
63. Ella Henderson- Yours
64. Lower Than Atlantis- Emily
65. Jessie Ware- Say You Love Me
66. Kwabs- Walk
67. Saint Raymond- I Want You
68. Circa Waves- So Long
69. Bondax- All I See
70. Troye Sivan- Happy Little Pill
71. Catfish and the Bottlemen- Cocoon
72. Laura Welsh- Break The Fall
73. Saint Motel- My Type
74. One Republic- Love Runs Out
75. Bipolar Sunshine- Deckchairs on The Moon
76. Pulled Apart By Horses- Lizard Baby
77. La Roux- Uptight Downtown
78. Duke Dumont- Won't Look Back
79. Secondcity- I Wanna Feel
80. Oliver Heldens feat Becky Hill- Gecko (Overdrive)
81. Jess Glynne- Right Here
82. Tiesto- Wasted
83. Charli XCX- Boom Clap
84. Circa Waves- Young Chasers
85. Raleigh Ritchie- Stronger Than Ever
86. Lower Than Atlantis- Here We Go
87. You Me At Six- Fresh Start Fever
88. Ed Sheeran- Sing
89. Taylor Swift- Blank Space
90. Take That- These Days 
91. Meghan Trainor- All About That Bass
92. Nicki Minaj- Anaconda
93. MNEK- Every Little Word
94. Iggy Azalea feat Charli XCX- Fancy
95. Josh Record- For Your Love
96. Dan Croll- Home
97. Bombay Bicycle Club- Luna
98. Ed Sheeran- Thinking Out Loud
99. Klaxons- There Is No Other Time
100. Lana Del Rey- West Coast

Woah! 100 songs! Ok so this is my 2014 fave songs that have played on Radio's or have been top of the charts. Not all were released this year, however they came into the limelight this year which is why I've included some of them. This list is in no particular order, but I hope you like a lot of the songs off this list. 

Are there any songs that I left off that you like?

What are your 2014 favourites?

Happy New Year!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Monday, 29 December 2014

Moody Monday's Volume 2

Moody Monday’s: Reflection

It’s coming up to NYE and I think I’m ready to reflect on 2014.

Like every other year it’s had highs and lows, but that’s normal right?

I finished my first year of University and have now started my second. I did well on my first placement for teaching. I have survived fall outs with friends. Seen a few gigs. Fallen in and out of love. Lost some friends on the way. Visited London and saw old friends. Visited Kent to see my grandparents and made many new friends. Seen a lot of farm animals and watched as my obsession and love for pigs grows and grows. Cried buckets of tears and laughed till I pulled tummy muscles. Ditched my New Year diet and ate my body weight in food!

Hmm...beginning to sound like Bridget Jones with the addition of pigs here!

I have a few regrets but I’m starting to realise that everything happens for a reason. Something good will come along when it is supposed to and you can’t rush into things.

I’ve also learnt to assess my relationships before jumping headfirst into one! I mean I don’t want history to repeat itself. If anything 2014 has given me some valued advice that I can carry into 2015. Hopefully I won’t be naive and I will learn from my mistakes.

Diets. They never work for me. I become obsessive and depressed with counting calories and getting down and worried about my body. This year I have accepted my body shape. First you must love yourself before you can be loved. I realised I loved eating food too much to think so much about what I eat. I’m not saying I am obese, I’m merely a curvy girl! I’m definitely not one of those girls who is going to go on a date and order a salad I assure you!

I have a few New Years Resolutions and I’ve decided that this year I will achieve them!

1.     I will make more of an effort to visit some friends at University. I’m mainly talking about my friend Hannah who is at Nottingham Trent University. I promised to see her, however things got hectic and I haven’t had the time. I know as soon as I get some free time I will drive over and see her (as soon as she returns to University that is). 

2. I will try and lose a bit of weight just because I want my tum to be flatter! Of course I'd want to start this in the New Year as I love eating Christmas food far too much! However this is not something I want to obsess over. This is my choice and if it starts making me unhappy I will stop.

3. Finally, be happy. Don't get down all the time and allow boys to get to you. I'm a strong girl and I shouldn't let guys fool me so easily!

Hope you're all looking forward to 2015 and reign in the New Year with friends and family! I'll either be celebrating with my best friend Megan or having a food and movie night with my brother and the dogs!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Saturday, 27 December 2014

Christmas update

Hello Bloggers! 

Ok ok ok so I didn't get round to posting a Friday favourites post, although I plan to make up for this now! Today my Dad and I braved the snow and travelled to Leeds to buy a MacBook Air. 


Yes I have wanted one for a while now and since my old laptop has been playing silly beggars I decided to use some of my savings to divulge in a treat. Everyone deserves a treat right? This is my first post I am writing with my new baby and so far I am beyond impressed!

I want to thank Hannah and Abz for putting up with my endless texts asking for help and advice I really appreciate it! 

In other news I received 'Girl Online' by Zoella for Christmas and I started reading it that evening around 10.30pm and by 4.30pm Boxing Day I had finished it. Fair to say that I am still a sucker for a teen love story that may never happen to me but a girl can dream! It also made me more determined to be more committed to my blog! I mean it is something I love and I should make more time for it so that is something I am going to do!

Armed with my new Mac I plan to write on my blog more often as this has made writing all the more fun and I have a feeling 2015 will be a good year for me (fingers crossed)! I deserve a bit of luck!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and are looking forward to New Years Eve! Fair to say my Christmas was hectic and I have eaten FAR too much food! "Hello January diet!" 

What was your favourite gift and why?

Now I have to say I loved every present I got this year! However my baking books from my parents and grandparents were the icing on the cake (haha) simply because I never knew I wanted them but they really thought about my love for cooking. I am so excited to start cooking more often and taking these recipe books for a spin!

I shall end this post here this evening!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas Eve!

Hello Bloggers!

It's been a busy Christmas Eve making sure we're ready for tomorrow. I am currently sat down with a bottle of Prosecco and I thought I'd update you on what has happened today.

I was up earlier which allowed me to get more things done. I went shopping with my mum to grab a few last things I needed which was manic to say the least. Thanks to the incredibly attractive older guy for checking me out *giggles*. Mum then continued to tell me that I needed to get an older guy which I'm quite liking the sound of (weirdly).

I've also tidied the house and watched the end of The Missing with my family. Loved that series but was disappointed with the ending and can't wait for the second series!

I also finally did some baking with the help of my brother and I am so happy with the outcome (decorating to follow).

The snowman cake was layered with different coloured cake mixes and I think it turned out quite well. It took a while to cook as I think my brother filled my belly too high. In the end though it turned out ok. 

Nevertheless I am feeling festive and I am so excited for tomorrow! I hope you all have a merry Christmas!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Tuneful Tuesday's 1

Hello bloggers! 

Christmas brings with it hectic shopping trips, sales, beautiful decorations and cosy fires. One thing I also love is the fabulous Christmas songs that come out from the closet to be played for a whole season! 

Radios are filled with these songs nearly every day and I'm so happy to tap along to a bit of Bublé, whilst stuck in traffic! 

The albums im recommending for every Christmas-a-holic are:
~ Now That's What I Call Christmas (NTWICC) 
~ Michael Bublé Christmas (Deluxe Special Edition)

I chose NTWICC as a recommended Christmas album if you like all the classic/pop festive favourites! If the radio doesn't play enough songs for you than you can purchase this CD from iTunes for £11.99 which is worth it for Christmas, right? 

However if you prefer something calmer and mellow with a hint of holiday cheer, then look no further than a bit of Michael Bublé. This album is available on iTunes for £8.99. You can't put a price on Bublé though! This is an album that can be played every year no matter how old it gets (and this was released in 2011). 

I hope you're all feeling festive! I can't believe it's only 2 days till the big day!

Merry Christmas!

"The Rest is Still Unwritten"


Monday, 22 December 2014

Moody Monday's Volume 1

Moody Monday's: Honesty

Hello Bloggers.

It’s time for me to open up.

Men. They’re an odd bunch aren’t they? They’re so complex and I seem to know little or nothing about how to deal with them.

Moody Mondays was a way for me to vent some of my over powering feelings and unload them on the internet. Basically I’m bearing my soul to you all.

Since my recent breakup you could say I’ve been on a downward spiral, spiralling out of control. My summer was a bleak one and I spent my days shut away in my room binge watching Gossip Girl (every season). To put this into perspective I watched every season of Gossip Girl within the 30-day free trial of Netflix. I finished the whole box set in about 19 days (the extra 11 days allowed me to fit in a few movies). This wasn’t normal behaviour. My summer was supposed to have been enjoyed. I mean we had some pretty lovely weather! The truth was I just didn’t know what to do with myself...sad right?

I can’t say I was hung up over my ex because it was my decision to end the relationship. However I can say it was because in the process of terminating a relationship I then in turn lost my closest and best friend. This was the one person I relied on when times got hard. We did most things together in the three years we had known each other. We had so many memories together and granted the best ones were when we were friends.

I still remember the first time that I really noticed him...properly. It was at a Foster the People Concert. I just had a feeling that we would be good friends. I mean we had so much in common. Our friendship was so strong. We looked out for each other. We could tell each other anything and spend hours on the phone together. He had really helped me out during my first semester at University. I was lonely in my new flat and we used to call one another every night. This usually ended up with me falling asleep on the phone! These are the times I miss...the moments and memories that have been tainted by a less than perfect relationship in which we both changed.

One thing I can say about relationships is if you want to get into one remember that there are TWO people in a relationship and not all your friends too. Unfortunately (I didn’t know this at the time) but the pressure of my ex’s friends saying things about me had started to change who he was. They didn’t like me and that was clear from day one when we became friends, however I still thought that he would be honest and tell me if someone said something to try and break our seemingly ‘unbreakable bond’. Naivety no doubt.

I should've realised that they were a problem and tried to get him to open up. I just wish there was something I could've done to make them like me. Truth is I hadn't done anything wrong and the only solution that could've worked was if he had grown a pair and told them to mind their own business. 

I wish I had a clock to rewind back to the conversation where he promised we would never lose our friendship. Back to the conversation when he promised everything would be ok. Back to the time when I wasn’t so naive and realised I couldn’t risk my friendship. To a time where I could be a fly on the wall and tell him that those girls weren't helping and instead of being 'good friends' they were destroying what we had. Thanks to those two girls. I'm glad that he is such a game to you- karma's a bitch and it'll come back around. 

Hindsight is a wonderful thing isn’t it?

I now have to come to terms with what has happened and leave it in the past...I need to let it go (I’m saying this once or I’ll run the risk of sounding like the Frozen tracklist).

I’m lucky enough that I still have my closest best friends at University to keep me sane. Although strangely the holidays have made me somewhat lonely? I’ve ended up binge watching Skins episodes and the occasional Rom-Com to which I cry buckets and then switch to an equally depressing episode of skins.

*Deep breath*

What a cracking way to start Moody Mondays eh?

Now...where’s the bottle of prosecco?

3 days to go! Chin Chin!

“The rest is still unwritten”


Sunday, 21 December 2014


Hello Bloggers!

This is just a quick post to tell you all that I am now on Instagram!

Please go and follow @therestisstillunwrittenblog

I will promise to follow everyone back!

Now another update is that I am determined to be more organised. I'm recovering from my first Christmas illness and I am ready to pick myself up and get back on this blogging horse. No matter how many low points I have in my life I need to not let the buggers get me down. This is advice we could all learn from.

Blogging Schedule:

Moody Mondays
Tuneful Tuesdays
Friday Favourites

Let's keep it to 3 for now?

Let's see how long I can keep this up for!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Festive doggies

Hello Bloggers!

I love my dogs to pieces, I think we all know this! 

Pipkin went for her Christmas hair cut on Friday and the groomers gave her a festive bandana. She looks so cute in it! 

Bobby and Pipkin are like brother and sister! Inseparable! I decided to dress the dogs up in A Santa hat and angel halo! This could well be a personalised Christmas card for next year! 

Pipkin is on the left wearing a fetching Santa hat, whilst Bobby is sporting a very cute angel halo.

Are you getting any of your animals in the festive spirit? Hope my doggies look all cute and festive!

4 days till the big day!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Preparing the house for Christmas

Hello Bloggers!

I've been making the house all festive for the Christmas period and I have finally finished it to a point in which I'm happy!

Mum bought us a new fake 7ft Christmas Tree (I wanted a real one) and I have to say it makes a lovely change to our previous tiny twig, who was looking a bit worse for wear. 

In previous years I always felt that we neglected to make the kitchen look festive and this year armed with tinsel and snowflakes my aim was to change this!

Hope you enjoy my festive shots of the house!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Festive Feet

Hello Bloggers!

I think it's fair to say I am so excited for Christmas! I already have my Christmas jumpers at the ready (I'll give them a twirl in a later blog post), however today's focus is on my new Christmas socks I have!
My new socks that I bought from Sainsbury's are the cutest festive socks ever!

I have Christmas Puddings, Christmas Trees, Gingerbread Men, Snowflakes and festive houses. They're black with the design underneath and they were only £6.00.

They're perfect as stocking fillers or for you to wear on the run up to Christmas!

Hope you're enjoying my festive posts!

"The rest is still unwritten"


Monday, 15 December 2014

Unwrapping Soap and Glory Goodness

Hello Bloggers! 

After handing in University Assignments and finishing semester 1 I am back.

Today I went to pick up my Soap and Glory Gift Set. 

Loved the box design that the items came in 

Face wipes

Shower Butter 

Moisture Lotion
Body Butter
I used this straight after I got out of the shower. I found it quickly soaked into my skin which is handy when I'm in a rush. This body butter didn't have an overpowering smell which is nice since I like wearing my Emporio Armani Diamonds.


Lip Lacquer

Body Scrub
UGGGH the smell is beyond Lush. I happily scrubbed away at my arms and legs. I paid particular attention to my elbows and my knees. Let me tell you they needed it and I was so thankful I invested in this beauty set!

Hand Cream

I've been using this hand cream for the last few days. My hands are so soft! I love this stuff and even when I've finished it I am going to buy it again because it smells so nice and comforting.
Body Wash

I must admit before using this in the shower I wasn't crazy about the scent of this body wash. However, I used this after I had used the Sugar Crush Body Scrub and now my skin smells fruity as well as being smooth. I am in love! This also lathers up really well without using too much. 

I love this set and I feel for £29 (saving £31) it was worth every penny! 

These sets are all sold out online, however if you see any in your local Boots store pounce on them! 

Sorry for being so radio silent!

"The rest is still unwritten"