Saturday, 8 December 2012

What's Occuring? A Catch Up.

Hello lovelies, 

So as I haven't blogged for a week I thought I'd do a post with some random bits and bobs in it about my week and what I've been doing recently. Time seems to be flying, I can't believe it's already the 8th of December and I haven't got my decorations up or done my shoppoing yet - I wish I could say I'm an early bird but I'm not. I'd like to get it done by the 13th which is my birthday :) Hopefully I'll get that sorted in the next couple days. 

Here are a few pics from my week, I've just discovered, it's fab!
1. Giant fake tree at a local shop, so tall I couldn't get the top in the pic. 
2. I can't get enough of these M&S biscuits, they're so moreish!
3. Every year our village has a wreath making morning at the hall and this is the one we made this morning.
4. What I'm reading at the moment.

The best bit of my week was on Thursday when I went with my sister to her 20 week baby scan. I haven't stepped foot in a hospital for nearly 10 years because they really set off my anxiety and I get very panicky, I normally avoid them at all costs but this was something  I was adament I was going to do. I'm so so glad that I went with her because it was amazing. This is the one where they check to see if everything's formed properly and the sonographer spent a long time looking at different organs from all sorts of angles and explaining to us what she was looking for and what we were looking at. We got to see the heart (which they check for holes), kidneys, brain, etc. We even saw the lips because they check for signs of clefting. 
Towards the end of the session my sister was asked if she wanted to find out the sex. She's been back and forth on whether she wanted to know but finally decided that she would find out...

It's a girl!

I'm so excited for her arrival in April because it will be the first time I'm an aunty and we don't have any kids in our family yet :) 

On a completely unrelated note, I also wanted to share this that I came across on Pinterest because it's popped up in my head a lot since I saw it and it's really good advice to bear in mind if you're a bit of a worrier like me.
so true

Hope you enjoy the weekend whatever you're up to and speak to you soon :)

Lauren x 


  1. Love these kinds of posts! Really got me in a christmassy mood!
    That's so exciting about your sis - my aunt is due to have a baby on Christmas day!
    Your birthday is the 13th of December? So is Taylor Swift's! Hah sorry that's so pointless :') Happy early bday none the less!
    Huge fan of your blog,
    Niamh x

    1. I was due on Christmas day too but just couldn't wait, so you never know you may end up with another cousin sooner than you think!
      Yeah, she's a year older than me. I never knew if it was unlucky for me or not, but Taylor embraces it and it seems to work for her so I decided 13 would be my lucky number too :)
      Lauren x

  2. that quote is really something to think about x

    1. It is indeed. Puts a whole new perspective on things. I find when I'm in the moment things seem like a big deal but in the grand scheme they're nothing to fret over. x

  3. Congrats to you and your sis! :)


    1. Thank you, I can't wait to meet her!

  4. Congrats dear! :) Lovin your blog :)
    New follower here! :) You are awesome, Keep it up! Looking forward for more post. Hoping you'll check and follow my blog too :)

    1. Thanks for the compliments! I'll be sure to pop over to your blog too x

  5. Congrats on being an auntie! I'm going to be a new auntie in Feb and am so excited :-) great post xx

  6. congratz on it being a girl, lovely Christmas photos, your blog is just lovely by the ways, keep up the good work, ill be visiting again very soon :)
    Andrea Antoniou

  7. Happy birthday for tomorrow :) hope it's a good one! x


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