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Codiekinz’ Top 10 books of 2014!

I don’t know about you guys, but I love year reviews! Whether that’s the ‘Top 10 news stories of the year’, or even the ‘100 stupidest words that were used in 2015’, I love a nostalgic look back at the year. As this is the year I fell back in love with reading after finishing my degree (yay!) I figured the best review I could do is the 10 best books I read this year! Granted, not many of these books were actually released in 2015, but I read them and loved them.

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A Very Codiekinz Christmas! (Or why I am glad I didn’t get a Michael Kors watch)

Merry Christmas all! I hope you’ve had a lovely, relaxing (haha!) holiday with family, and are full of good tidings and happiness. I’ve had a great Christmas, as always. We spend the actual day with Steven’s family as there are four children, and Christmas is way more exciting with small, excitable children! We visit my family after Boxing Day, to draw out the festivities and make the most of it. At the grand old age of 23 and childless, I still embrace Christmas as my favourite day of the year, however every year it seems to last less time and fly by quicker!
Your second Christmas in a relationship is an odd one, I feel…

I freaking LOVE Slam Poetry!

If you follow me on Twitter (@Codiekinz), you’ll know that when I am doing anything creative, I obsessively listen to slam poetry. I am in love with the words, passion and feelings that come with this particular type of poetry and so I felt as though it was time to share my favourite Youtube playlist for anyone else who may …

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Why I’m glad my Kickstarter failed. Sort of.

With 11 hours to go on my Kickstarter campaign and £2399 left to reach my goal, I am feeling weirdly positive. Don’t get me wrong, I am not completely deluded, I know that I am not going to get it funded in the next few hours. What I am happy about, however, is the opportunity this has given me.

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23 things things to do whilst I am 23!

I am currently writing this as a full-on 23 year old! I have decided to mark this occasion with a list of 23 goals that I would like to achieve between now and my next birthday (when I will be 24!!!). Here goes!

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Why I’m glad I had a Crappy Christmas once

One year, both my parents lost their jobs within months of one another, just before winter and it hit my family hard. It was neither of their faults, just one of those rubbish ‘life’ things that sneaks up on you and punches you in the face when you really don’t have the time or energy for it. In the run up to Christmas, our parents told myself and my younger sister that we would not be getting any presents for Christmas.

A Christmassy Absence & Codiekinz Update!

Apologies for being so quiet on the blogging front recently, I have bagged myself a new job, with the Big Man himself! Yes, this year I am one of Santa’s Christmas Elves and it is taking up every moment of my time that is not already occupied by my “proper” (for that read ‘less interesting’) job. There are very few …

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The Buda-best of Budapest

We’ve had an amazing four days and I already know a few people who are planning on venturing out to Budapest this side of Christmas, so I want to make sure my reviews and blogs on this are as detailed as possible. Hopefully they’ll be just as interesting to read for those just wanting to know about our trip, as they will be useful to those using them as travel advice.

This week…

I am off to Budapest! (We leave in a few hours and I’m not even slightly packed yet… Oops!) I’m going to blog and vlog my adventures whilst in beautiful Hungary, but I’m not sure if/how much internet we will have, so if I don’t post for a few days, or reply to emails, this is why! I guess I …