Our annual Christmas party πŸŽ‰ Christmas eve part 2

Yesterday was our annual Christmas party πŸŽ‰ Our friendship group from school have been doing Secret Santa for about 4 or 5 years now as it’s easier (& cheaper) than getting everyone a present and it’s a bit of fun. I always organise it so Me & Tim turned it into a party occasion last year and we thought we’d do the same this year too. 

We got the flat ready & party food cooking once I’d got back from work! 

Christmas crackers!

The games table! I got these cute set of Christmas themed photo booth props from B & M in town for Β£1.99, They are so cute & festive! The werewolf game is a mystery role playing card game for a large group, Tim found this on Amazon for Β£15 and of course classic pub quiz which we picked up from Tesco for Β£2.50! The questions are actually really good as there are lots of cool categories like food, sport, celebrity, science & nature and they aren’t too ridiculously hard which is great for all the family!

We had nibbles, drinks & exchanged presents first! 

I got an awesome Fantastic Beasts colouring book & mystery mini figure which turned out to be Harry Potter, awesome β˜‡

Once we had eaten we continue with our drinks and played the games;

Photo booth fun…

Pub quiz…

Team Brookehill, winners of the 2016 wooden spoon! 

It was a really good night and great to catch up together before Christmas!

I can’t believe it’s Christmas eve and Santa will be here soon.

Ho Ho Ho

Roseanne πŸŽ…

Work Christmas party 🍾Blogmas day 22

On Tuesday was our work Christmas meal and it was an evening at Fynn Valley golf club, a meal & disco. 

I’m not usually one to take photos of myself but I loved my outfit, I bought this dress from Boohoo a few months ago so I was pleased to finally be able to wear it!!! It was Β£25 and it’s so pretty.

Fynn Valley looked lovely and we all had a lovely place setting complete with a Christmas cracker!

The meal was really yummy, for starters I had filo prawns…

My Main course was Venison pie with roasties and vegetables.

& dessert was a trio, lemon meringue pie, chocolate mousse and sticky toffee pudding, delicious.

Once we had all eaten it was time to party! It was good to let our hair down and have a chat & dance together, lots of fun.

It was so strange being back at Fynn Valley as it’s where my twin sister Sarah got married and I hadn’t been there since!! 
It was a really fun night and a great start to the Christmas holidays! πŸŽ„

Today in my beauty advent calender…

Another favourite today! A liquid highlight. It looks so lovely.

It’s a lovely light gold shimmer 🌟

& here it is on, I couldn’t not try it out. I’ve also got the gorgeous baked blusher from yesterday on too 😌

Ho Ho Ho 

Roseanne πŸŽ…

Girls night πŸΉπŸΈπŸ’ƒπŸ΄

On Saturday me and the girls decided to go out for dinner & drinks! We haven’t done this in ages.

We chose the new resturant ‘Cosy Club’ in the newly refurbished Buttermarket shopping centre and it didn’t disappoint. 

Now first things first, cocktails! 🍹🍸 They had some really yummy ones to choose from, I had 2 different ones..

1. Solero  

Inspired by ice cream and the Spanish sun. Smirnogf vanilla vodka and passover over crushed ice with orange, fresh passionfruit  and lime juice then finished with cream. Zesty & refreshing. Β£7.50

2. Cosy Swizzle

Whisking you away to the carribbean with a blend of aged Bermudan and Dominican rums, pineapple juice, fresh passionfruit and a dash of pomegranate liqueur. Grass skirt optional. Β£7.50
These were so yummy, especially the Cosy Swizzle πŸ˜‹

The food was also AMAZING.

I went for the Mac N Cheese and it was hands down the best I have ever had πŸ‘ I added chorizo into mine for a little extra and that was so good too, I would defiantly recommend adding the chorizo unless of course your veggie.

I also got a side of beer battered onion rings, I can never resist them! These were yummy too although I had to share them as I was so full!! 

For dessert I had the chocolate pot. It has raspberry coulis on top then underneath is a mix between a chocolate mousse and a ganache. It was really rich but very nice and on the side you got a melt in the mouth shortbread biscuit! Always a winner.

The decor in the resturant was really cool, lots to look at and it worked so well altogether. 

I loved the carved wood panelling on the walls behind our table & the cute vintage China plates that the candles sat on.
Even the napkins were pretty ⚘

Here are some pics of us πŸ™†

We had a lovely time, we all loved our food and came out stuffed. 

Next stop, more drinks. We went on to Vodka Revolution as it was still quite early so it’s a bit nicer in there to have some chilled out cocktails.

This is the cocktail that I had in Revs, ‘Fizzy Fruit Salad’. It came in this cute metal milk bottle πŸ‘Œ

After the first round of cocktails we went onto our usual drinks to get the night going, and that meant only one thing… SHOTS!

Once we had all had a little more to drink and the atmosphere (& dance floor) had picked up a bit, we had a dance πŸ’ƒ 
& my lovely hubby kindly picked us up from town and drove us home 😁

It was such a fun night πŸ™„ We definatly need to do it more often. 

Until next time,

Roseanne πŸ™‚

    Holiblog 4: Activities 🌞β›΅

    We really wanted a chilled out holiday for our honeymoon and have therefore spent alot of this holiday doing just that, perfect 👌  

    But, we have also filled the time with other activities to break up the days and to make sure that we saw plenty of this beautiful country (Well the part we were in anyway)

    Here goes…

    So, as I said alot of chilling by the pool & swimming for at least a few hours everyday (it’s a hard life but someone’s gotta do it :D)

    We went for walks around the hotel complex & the local area… 🏨👣

    …Usually followed by a nice refreshing drink… 🍹🍸

    …And a game of pool! 🎱

    There was also great live music most nights courtesy of our hotel 🎶🎹🎸🎤

    We went on an allday boat trip that took you over to Madalena Island, a must see area of Sardinia. We sat on the front of the boat, enjoying the views and sunshine, had a delicious lunch prepared for us, swam in the sea and saw some cool fish and dolphins. 🐠🐋🐚

    By boat is a fantastic way to see Sardinia in all its glory. β›΅🌊

    Exploring Madalena Island…

    We spent a morning on the beach! 🌞🐚

    And took the shuttle bus to Baya Sardinia to look round, do a spot of shopping and have some lunch! 🚐

    We’ve had the BEST time ever 💗

    I thought it fitting to write about our honeymoon as I started this blog when we began our wedding planning πŸ™‚ 💐

    & this was an awesome part 💗

    Until next time, 

    Roseanne πŸ™‚