I don't know about you but, I could happily sit and listen to Christmas music all year round but I do try my best and hold out until late November as I don't want to peak too early - its hard though, trust me! May be an unpopular opinion but I have a very traditional taste when it comes to Christmas tunes and I just can't bring myself to listen to Justin Bieber on Christmas Day, its just not right (sorry to all the Belieber’s out there!). So here are the songs I am constantly listening to on the run up to Christmas. I hope you find some of your favourites featured or new songs to love and enjoy over this festive season:

1) Last Christmas – Wham (This definitely needs to hit #1 this year, lets do it for George Michael!)

2) Step into Christmas - Elton John

3) Happy Xmas (War Is Over) - John Lennon

4) All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey

5) Wonderful Christmas Time - Paul McCartney

6) Do They Know Its Christmas? - Band Aid

7) I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day - Wizzard

8) Merry Xmas Everybody - Slade

9) Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End) - The Darkness

10) Underneath The Tree - Kelly Clarkson (Ok, this is the only exception!)

You can find my Christmas playlist on Spotify, if you want to follow. Type ‘Livie Burgess’ into your search bar and my face will pop up. This is where you can find all my favourite songs, albums and also guilty pleasures – you’re welcome!

What are some of your favourite Christmas songs? Let me know in the comments below. Also, I have an exciting day tomorrow at the Blogosphere Christmas Festival so I will be sure to blog about what we get up to. Can’t wait to meet and see some of my favourite blogger girls!

Have you read my last Blogmas post? Click here.

See you tomorrow.


L x

Welcome to Twelve Days of Blogmas! Can you believe its less than two weeks until Christmas? Nope, neither can I. I will be posting daily up until Christmas Day so I hope you enjoy this festive journey with me. I will be chatting about movies, gifts, music, treats, outfits and all things decor. I hope you come along for the ride and enjoy reading my little Christmas posts.

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Is there really anything better than snuggling up in the winter months with a hot drink? I don't think so. I have only been a fan of coffee for just over a year but, I still can't deal with the taste unless its got a gallon of sweet syrup in it (oops!) but I definitely see a coffee as a treat and not a necessity. I enjoy making myself a hot drink in the comfort of my own home but, there’s something special about taking time out of your day and walking to a coffee shop, being able to sit with your hands around a toasty cup whilst watching the world go by - pure bliss! If you're bored of the same old latte, you deserve to branch out this season and try something new; here is a list of my favourite festive drinks for you to give a try:

If you're a fan of Crunchie bars then you will love this. This is probably my favourite festive drink from Costa this year as it isn't too sweet and you get cute little honeycomb pieces on top - win win! 

This coffee is something else! It is a unique mix of millionaires slice and latte but it really does taste like you're eating a chocolate treat. If you have a sweet tooth and fancy a pick me up then this is the drink for you.

This is my go to coffee to have in the morning. Nescafe do so many amazing flavours, it’s always hard to choose. As well as them tasting amazing, they have very little calories so they're perfect for someone who wants something sweet to take them through the day. 

I have been obsessed with the toffee nut latte since it came out last year and I am so happy they brought it back! The Nescafe lattes are so easy to drink, they're not too sweet and they also don't contain a high amount of caffeine so you won't be bouncing off the walls. As well as taste, boxes of eight sachets are usually around £2 so you can have a stash at home and treat yourself. 

I mean, you can't go wrong with a traditional hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows, can you? I love to drink mine just as the marshmallows are melting. You will end up in a sticky mess but it’s definitely worth it. I also prefer to make my hot chocolates with milk instead of water as that makes it creamier!

What’s your favourite festive drink? Let me know in the comments. 

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See you tomorrow!

L x


As you probably saw on my Instagram, I packed my bags and made my way over to the Isle of Man to visit my best friend Lucas and what a jam packed four days we had! I made sure I had my camera, as I wasn't going to miss the opportunity to take thousands of photos as a way to treasure memories.

I met Lucas when we were both at university in Falmouth, he had told me a lot about the island so I was incredibly excited to visit his home. I have been on many trips around the UK and I have explored some beautiful parts of the country but there was something truly magical about the Isle of Man. Since university I have been OBSESSED with the idea of living by the sea so being accessible to several beaches is the ultimate dream. 

Even though I was only visiting for a short time, Lucas and I managed to drive the entire length and breadth of the Isle of Man. Everywhere we went I felt a strong sense of community, which made me feel right at home! Similar to Cornwall, there were many seaside towns but there were also vast mountainous areas, like the Lake District - the perfect combination!

From outstanding coastline walks and almighty forest treks to mud covered cars and the best ice cream I have ever had, there are many reasons why I am already looking forward to my next trip over to the Isle of Man. Here are some photos to show you why.

 

 

 












A HUGE thank you to Lucas, his wonderful family and friends for such a fabulous four days. You wont be able to get rid of me now!

Have you ever visited the Isle of Man? Hope you enjoyed. Now, LETS GET FESTIVE!


L x

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On a cold autumnal evening, you can find me snuggled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate, browsing the internet for new homeware pieces (or I'm on ASOS). I don’t know whether it’s just me or you do this too but I sit for hours designing what my future house is going to look like. I have a crazy amount of interior inspiration saved on Pinterest and it’s starting to get out of hand but I just can’t help myself. So with this post, I hope to inspire some of you who are either moving house, re-designing your university bedroom or whether you’re just like me whose obsessed with interior design.

There are so many amazing stores out there and I have picked some of my favourite bits out for you.

I have been seeing these boards EVERY WHERE and I must admit, I am obsessed with the way they look. They make your typical noticeboard look cool and unique which makes this a perfect accessory to have in your room or office. Even though it looks nice, I also feel having something like this would be incredibly motivating as you would want to write a to-do lists and get them done!

I am instantly drawn to anything that has a plant on it so this leaf print is just a dream! What I love about this is how minimalistic it is yet it would transform a room with a pop of colour. This would look gorgeous either on its own or surrounded by smaller prints. This is just a perfect piece to make a room look fresh and classy.

Lets be honest, how bloomin’ cosy and warm does this throw look? Perfect for a cold winters evening, snuggled up on the sofa with your blanket and a hot chocolate. I also LOVE that you can personalize it with initials, a really lovely gift idea!

This duvet cover is perfect for anyone’s bedroom but what makes it even better is its double sided so if you fancy a change, just turn it over and there you go! If you love the minimal geometric pattern but you’re not a fan of grey, you can also buy it in pink, what’s not to like?

Everybody loves a good scented candle but what stood out for me was the gorgeous rose gold holder – a bloggers dream. An amazing smelling candle and an item that will look fabulous in a flatlay, win win!


Have you been loving any homeware items? If so, leave me a link in the comments below, I would LOVE to have a look. 

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See you next time. 

L x
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