What I Got For Christmas!

Hi everyone, hope you all had an amazing Christmas! I know I sure had a great time spending Christmas with our family. We didn't have the white Christmas we were hoping for as it didn't really snow until about two days ago, but we're all so happy that it snowed before we went back to hot Australia. 

Today I really wanted to share with you what I got for Christmas this year. I don't usually like writing disclaimers because I think that people generally understand the point of these blog posts, which is just for fun! But I thought I would write one anyway because I don't want people to bring negativity into the blog. I know I love reading posts about things that people are excited about, and I think it's fun reading about what people got for Christmas. So now that I got that out of the way I'm going to go ahead and show you what I got for Christmas.

My mum got my sisters and I each a Victoria's Secret body mist and the cutest matching Christmas pyjamas! 

My uncle and cousins got my sisters and I each one of these hats, which are the softest things ever!

From my other uncle and his lovely girlfriend, I got some very nice smelling L'Occitane hand cream and lip balm in Pamplemousse Rhubarb. And then from my other uncle and his family, I got a hand cream trio which also smell amazing!

From my other uncle and his family, I got a glitter nail polish, a nail file (which I really wanted to shape my nails so it's perfect!) and a lipstick which I love on me! My uncle was very generous with money this year so that's also included in my amazing Christmas present :)

From my absolutely amazing grandparents, I got an Elizabeth Arden body cream, a Ralph Lauren perfume (smells so good) and the book Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell which I've started reading and love it so far! But the best present is this trip to Norway, thank you so much Mormor and Morfar (my grandparents).

Hope you enjoyed this post, and make sure to leave a comment and your links so I can check out your blog! I'm always looking for more to read!

-Sophie xx

Norway & Switzerland holiday || Flying + Panic Attack

Hey! I know I haven't been active with blogging lately as I have very minimal internet. You see, I'm staying at my grandparent's house and they don't have any wifi! So I have not been able to blog, however, today I decided to quickly connect my laptop to my phone 3G but I obviously can't do this too much or it will use up. 

I'm currently in Norway on Christmas holidays visiting all our friends and family on mum's side. It's been absolutely amazing to see everyone again, and also to get away from that summer heat back in Australia. I'm so excited this year we get to have a white Christmas! Because I can't spend too much time on my phone internet I thought I would just give you quick post on why I haven't been on and also I wanted to share some photos. Mind you these are just phone photos but I will be putting up proper photos of Norway and Switzerland (our next stop as my dad's side are all there).

The plane trip was absolutely horrible. The first flight left at 9pm and was supposed to be 15 hours, though ended up being 13 and a half hours long. The seats were so small and me who already has a lot of difficulty sleeping did not do well sleeping on the plane either. Then we had a few (cannot remember exactly how long) hours stopover in Abu Dhabi. The second flight was 8 hours long and again, very uncomfortable. We had another stopover in Paris for 5 hours before finally getting on our last flight to Oslo which was only 2 hours, and surprisingly I did sleep for 45 minutes on that plane. 

I've grown up flying overseas a fair bit due to moving and visiting family so flying usually isn't something I get anxious with. However, this time I was highly anxious. I had all these scenarios in my head which completely freaked me out. I was anxious for days before we were due to leave, in the airport I was still anxious but I managed to keep a little bit calm. Going through security my anxiety went up again. I then had a full-blown panic attack right before takeoff. I could hardly breathe, I was nauseous, trembling and palms sweating. It's kind of hard to describe anxiety and panic attacks but if you're not familiar with them then you should check it out on the internet, it might make more sense. If you are someone who experiences panic attacks then you probably understand what I'm trying to say. 

Anyways, keeping the post mostly short, here are some photos!

Flying out of Abu Dhabi.

 Flying out of Paris, only made sense to get these mini baguette snacks!

Still flying over France, look at the snow!

Took a nice walk to the harbour a few days after arriving.

Went ice skating this day and loved the lights!

Not much snow yet when this photo was taken, but the view was nice.

Okay so you can obviously tell this was taken with a phone camera but nonetheless I love the lights!

Little bit of frost flakes.

And finally we put up the Christmas tree!

Okay so those are some of the photos, I hoped you enjoyed this post! Leave a comment letting me know what you're up to these holidays!

Have a great holiday!

-Sophie xx