Sunday Tittle Tattle & Gifts…

It’s the most beautiful day in Yorkshire today. The air is crisp, the sun is out, the birds are chirping, there’s a gentle breeze meandering across the fields, through the cities…So, it’s a total shame that I’m feeling a bit rough. I’m only a bit rough. Not mega rough. If I was mega rough, I would’ve had to surrender to my flamingo bed sheets all day and beg for ice lollies. (Ice lollies and cups of tea, are my favourite hang over cures. My second favourite hang over cure is obviously a cocktail. The ‘Hair of the Dog’ really works. However, today….it’s not my choice of mixer.)

Yesterday was fabulous. Ruby and I tinkered to Doncaster, as you may well know, to select our favourite Christmas gift choices at Debenhams. It’s definitely for a blog that will come out later, where I’ll be showing you some of our favourite things.. closer to the festive season. But honestly, I was bamboozled by the distinct glow of fabulosity. Such great choices. I’m a Christmas Baby. I have a December birthday. It’s my favourite time of year. I love gift buying. Yet, I’m either a quirky gift purchaser or a LUXURY GIFT purchaser. Meaning you could receive anything from a sassy bit of Gucci, to an Inflatable crown, just so you can be a ‘Queen for the Day.’Lol. Depends on how i’m feeling, at the time?

We came back with all sorts. Ceramic ‘Posh Shot’ cups, Chocolate fountains, Parrot Party Bottle openers, a range of jewellery, crepe makers, bath bombs, bouji this, silly that….Handcrafted Reborn Dolls (which retail for the bargain price of £99, per doll. I KNOW! Craziness. How can a dolly be that much!) So, I’m looking forward to showing you what Wunna Land gift choices we made at Debenhams. You should never let my first born, my Mother and I lose around your store, any store…we will want EVERYTHING. It’s like placing the most spendy people in one place and throwing them a ‘cold hard cash’ bone. Junior’s been at his Dad’s all weekend and we’ve all missed him so madly. He would’ve LOVED the merriment.

Mum: ‘So what’s Junior doing then?’

Me: ‘He’s got a family birthday or something with Keirans sister and then he’ll have a Sunday of religious paradise stuff…’

Mum: ‘Paradise?’

Me: ‘. Shit. I forgot to tell you. Keiran gave me a Bible and told me that if I wanted to go to Paradise when I die, I had to become a Jehovah’s Witness.’

Mum: ‘Where’s his Paradise? Ibiza? 😉 ‘

Then we continued choosing gifts. (Keiran and my Mum, do not get on! You have never seen two head *butt* so much.)

‘I really like those rose gold Prosecco bottles.. As if it comes with a bell. GIVE ME BOOZE NOW. Tinkle. Tinkle.’

I have literally had THE BEST family weekend. It’s been great and I haven’t seen Ruby as happy as she is right now, in a really long time. She was giddy with excitement. Her eyes lit up with life.

Yesterday, we met a load of people and it felt really great to feel like we had such support. I have more support than I ever thought? I love nothing more, than people stopping me to tell me that they’ve read the blog or love the blog. They talk about their favourite entry. They remember everything. It’s impressive. It’s actually funny because they tell ME the story, with excitement, like I might not remember it. J I lived it. It’s my life. I know the story. Lol. I wrote the story. I was there.  I mean yesterday a girl was asking me about ‘Hustle Barbie’ and our night out at Issho…and as I was chatting to her about it, I guess I said ‘Hustle’s’ actual name…because I would. I mean, they are real people in my life and I do call them by their real names… in real life. Lol.  Anyway, she was so shocked.

Girl: ‘Oh God. Is that her actual name?’

Me: ‘What? Oh! Yeah. Lol. Infact, she sent me a Snapchat of her boyfriend’s bum, whilst he was cooking her a Vegan curry, the other night.’

Girl: ‘Does he have a good bum?’

Me: ‘Yes. Lol. It looked like a peach, wrapped in tight grey jogging bottoms. I told her that I would never let her leave that bum. It’s just too good a bum.’

It all makes me smile and I guess it’s because the blog  means so much to me. I’ve written this diary for over a decade now. I didn’t really think it would become ‘A THING.’ I hoped that it would. I just didn’t think too much of it. I simply got on with it.

I love to write. I love to tell my story. I love to inspire. I love it when you all send me stories about your own life. I think EVERYONE’S LIFE is important and if more and more people could celebrate their own existence, tell their own story, or even write a diary or blog as therapy…To me, that would be WONDERUL. Infact, it would be WUNNAFUL.

I’m currently in talks with some great people right now, where I’ll hopefully be starting a campaign in the Spring of next year to encourage those, be you young, old, happy, sassy, quiet, successful, down trodden, or troubled, to keep a diary. It changed my LIFE.

So, I’m going to be encouraging more people to express and tell the story of their own day to day life, be it privately or publicly, in order to build internal strength, inspire others, or just have something to look back on and read, in the years to come. It’s YOUR STORY. Everyone has a voice. Sometimes we think people aren’t listening. But they are. Sometimes, we need to listen to ourselves. Writing things out, helps that. You can rewatch something as a third party. I’m someone that wants everyone to use their voice proudly. So yeah, hopefully that will all work out.

Anyway, where was I?

Ruby and I ended up heading over to Ego for a Lemonade and..well I ordered a Pina Colada. As my mum dropped us off, my phone flashed and it was Pete (Rubs Dad) just checking in to see if Ruby wanted to hang out with him?

I asked her and she simply said,

‘Yeah, why doesn’t he meet us for drinks.’

So as we waited for Pete to arrive, Ruby and I sat back, on a candle lit table, which was appropriately placed right infront of a GIANT MIRROR. And as we chatted about life, she beamed and threw her head back in utter laughter. As a parent, when you see that, you glow don’t you? She kept doing all these ‘swaggy’ impressions  of me, with a DIVA finger tut and head titters. Whenever she does an impression of me, she always does it with an American Accent? All she kept saying was,

‘Yo, Baby Boo. You can sit with us. Ha…Ha’Haaaaaa.’

For some reason, it cracked us both up and we were in lemonade and Pina Colada, candlelit stitches. We even forgot that we were at Ego. We must’ve been the loudest humans in all the land. But when ‘loud’ is laughter, it’s always great. 😉

Ruby: ‘You’re my best friend Mum.’

Then Pete showed up..

Pete: ‘Now, i’m here. I might get a table. I kinda want eat? Do you?’

Me: ‘We can sit and get something, yeah.’

Ruby: ‘Yeah, I wanna eat.’

(I didn’t eat and just drank, because I can’t do both at the same time.)

But it was nice to have a late afternoon family dinner. Like I always say, we ‘co parent’ really well, because it’s important to us, that the kids are happy. I’m really lucky in this respect. It’s great that we can go through everything we went through, not be together, yet still have dinner out, with our little girl… happily…And the same goes for Junior….It’s a blessing!

I can’t remember what they ate, now? But we just listened to Ruby chat about life. I chatted about my own life. Pete chatted about the drinks and dinner he had at ‘Neighbourhood’ recently (which has newly opened in Leeds.)

Me: ‘Was the food good?’

Pete: ‘Yeah but it was pricey. It’s really pricey.’

Me: ‘There’s so much going on in Leeds, right now. It’s so bouji! Everything’s turned so glamourous. I’m loving it’

The other week, someone I know, had never been to Leeds, but had heard that it was really rough. Oh my GOSH. No. Right now, it’s all Louis Vuttion, glammy cocktail bars, fine dining and heels. It’s the opposite to rough. We’re just Yorkshire. 😉 You don’t mess with anyone from Yorkshire. Lol.

Then day became night and I soon ventured home. Ruby went to her Dad’s to chill with him for an hour and then came home to sleep with Mama.

Great Weekend. I still feel like the luckiest girl alive. I am the luckiest girl alive.

Monday, starts tomorrow…..

Oh my God! As if Ronnie (one of my closest LA besties, he’s also a celebrity chef out in LA, had his own show, has just cooked for Gwyneth Paltrow.) He’s just messaged me, saying he’s gonna be in London in December and wants to see me! SO EXCITED! Let me go chat to him.

Fyi/My Shocking phone call, from my ‘Shocking Phone call’ blog has now started to wind me up. lol. I’m annoyed now for no reason. Lol

It’s All About Life Magic & Vino

Rinalidi’s in Wakefield was great on Tuesday evening. Kinda feels like it was a million glitter years ago now, as life has swirled into a glorious, yet easy going ‘busy’ mode So much has happened. I’ve pretty much flittered all over the merry land this week, armed with winks, heels and charm. Let’s just say, I received the best ‘good news’ any little kitten could ever receive. The kinda news that fills your entire soul with a magical unexpected *gush* of happiness, a flow of exuberant glee. It shocked me, but meant so much to me because it pretty much made me cry. I trickled little happy tears and because it felt like a dream come true.

I feel really lucky right now and i’m lucky by nature, that’s for sure, yet right now I’m REALLY lucky and have no clue why? So whenever you hear people tell you (including myself) that things in work and love and anything in between is all only down to hard work, know that it’s not true. There is ALWAYS something more that is completely out of control that swirls through the air around you like magic and it’s that ‘ooh laa’ that is far more powerful that any kind of hard work you put in. (But do put in the work. Otherwise…well you’re foolish.)

But yes Tuesday at Rinaldi’s was great. The food there is actually delicious. Better than I thought it would be? The service was divine…even though everyone kept looking at me oddly whenever I scanned the room.It was almost like they had a private joke that I wasn’t in on. Lol. But again…it was great. I sipped a whisky sour, as I chatted about life, added wine to the order and delighted in my cabonara. Time zoomed by and before you know it, it was Wednesday and it was work time.

Everything’s busy. All’s a bustle. But i’m making time for all the things that matter to me now. I’m really balanced and i’m in control of the tinkering. I’m feeling WONDERFUL. Everything feels WONDERFUL. I never thought that I could feel this special. (And not in a weird ‘special’ kind of way. 🙂 ) However, I was shattered throughout Wednesday, as I just wanted my work day to be over. When I’m tired, i’m quiet. When I’m quiet…everyone thinks something is wrong. Lol. But it’s certainly not. It couldn’t be FAR from the truth.

On Thursday I headed down to London from Doncaster for a day of filming. I was so glamourous that all the way down. I literally smashed my head against the window continuously for an hour straight as I train napped with my mouth open. Lol. I love a good train sleep. When you’re travelling on your own for work, things are always boring. At least i got there in one piece…and ear wigged into other people’s conversations. (Some 17 year old girl who was very ‘Made in Chelsea’ was chittering to another posh boy about how her Daddy had just given her £10,000 for doing well at school. His Dad had also apparently given hi £10,000 also. She looked at me and smiled. I smiled back, then returned to my kitten nap.)

Ooh! Sorry. I’ve just reading my Whatsapp messages…Hang on…

But yes, filmed all day on Thursday. Really fantastic. Ofcourse i’m not going to tell you anything about it. Nothing whatsoever. 🙂 However, do know that I loved my time there and again, I can’t believe how much I seem to just be LIVING right now. Snippets of my life are currently so different and so surreal that when you piece them together, it’s almost unbelievable.

I guess, last year I dropped the jigsaw and this year I not only found all the pieces but I picked them up and pieced them back together  perfectly, yet with my fingers crossed and without a clue. Then that ‘life magic’ came in and gusted over it with love….and from that point onwards…THIS point onwards, as ofcourse I had a dodgy start 😉 I ALWAYS have a dodgy start I do them well……It  has been a dream. (I don’t even know what my chicks friends are thinking of it all? We haven’t really spoken about it too much. They’re just witnessing the change. I think we’re all just in shock. I’m in shock.)

‘You’re actually going to do this Wunna…’

Hang on…more Whatsapp messages….

Friday was a day of work and GOSH i was shattered  did that quiet thing again, but my heart was filled with love. I am BUZZING right now and i wish you could feel it. As soon as my phone *pings* my eyes shoot down to it and I beam. Things are great!

I’ve been in Doncaster all weekend with the babies. I’ve spent loads of time with them of recent and again it’s been wonderful. I mean GOD, this is the time where all those moments when i’ve had to miss the little things due to work commitment and money making, has finally made it worth it.  Love matters to me more than anything in the world. I write about it daily. And it’s funny because when you focus of love, be it around family, work or something more personal…something romantic, you have our priorities correct because it fills you with a cray BUZZ that is undeniably powerful and when you feel that way, you can conquer anything, you vibrate on a good energy…..I have that right no, that’s why i’m lucky.

But anyway, Doncaster for the weekend. My home town. I’ve been chatting to Shaun, who owns Prosecco Pit Stop. One of my favourite refuel stations. Lol. The kids even love it. They couldn’t be lovelier to me at Prosecco Pit Stop. Infact i think I owe them Prosecco money? Lol. Shaun is opening a new bar at Victoria Gate Leeds, where Issho and East 59th Bar currently reside and I cannot WAIT. I’m gonna champion that place like it’s home. I sat with him and chatted about business, the bar, PR and all sorts before I jumped on my 12.17 train to London. I’m very excited about his bar because he’s very excited about it. Excitement is contagious. I love it when people are passionate and moving forward with the things that the love. I hate it when people are pretentiously happy. We’re northern that’s not how we roll. It’s man to man, heart to heart.

OOh? I’ve just got a message from Jen in Paris..

‘Hi Christina! It was great to meet you in London. I have your clutch that you left in the room. It looks like it has some items you may need, including your drivers license… Give me your address so I can send everything back to you!’

Hahah. I’m such a shit. I love organised people.

Anyway, other than time with the babies, all weekend the best Whatsapp messages, lunch at Zest n Doncaster (I go with Ruby and Junior because they love the ‘press the alert’ button.) Afterwards we chilled it at Ego in Ackworth, (I go there all the time) and as always the service was completely AMAZING. They totally had an Arts & Craft bonanza table on Saturday afternoon and the babies LOVED IT. I mean, when staff sit with your bambinos and glue pigs to glitter boards, whilst you watch on and sip gin before the big ‘Mum can we go outside and run around…’ you know you’re in the best place ever.

I love a bit of Ego. You all know that though. I literally tinker across there always. Go there and you’ll find me with my salted rimmed margarita.

Anyway, I need to finish this wine and head off. I’m currently blogging from The Mallard in Doncaster, in the Frenchgate Centre.

Staff: ‘You haven’t been in here in ages.’

Me: ‘I was here yesterday? I was here in the morning dong wine before London trains on Thursday!’

Life is good and what I learnt over the last few days is that you really can have faith in people and they really will follow through upon the journey where their heart takes them. Some people will talk the talk and others will display the notion that Actions always speak louder than words.

I love you,

Chrissie

ps. Thank you for following my life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Chinese Whispers & YOU

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I asked for excitement and I got it. Boy it I get it! I got a whole ‘diddly doo’ dollop of it this week. I’ve pretty much been at work and kinda almost non stop. I feel like i’ve been at nothing but work and i adore work, I do, as I think it keeps us alive…yet this week was long, even my burst of Chrissie ‘Blue Tick’ Wunna excitement, sent me on a bit of a merry shock of a swirl, as behind the scenes (because i haven’t really out loud spoken about it..) in a week,  everything in my life changed.

Now, i know i’ve worked hard for everything, with a glittery wiggle and a whip of sauced up charm. I’m not a lazy human by nature. My energy levels can almost be annoying at times. (I’ve just made myself sound like a weirdo, honestly, during weekends…i’m normal.) What i like to say is that I’m ‘ALIVE’ and when you’re around me, you feel it. Yes, It gets annoying.I mean, at the beginning of this year (feels like yonks ago now) I remember being sat on the end of a gentleman’s bed, as he yawned, looked knackered and uttered the words, ‘Are you always this spritely?’ Hahaha. Even ‘Eton Mess’ said that i pretty much ‘talk his ear off.’ I even called his phone from my kitchen last month, knowing that he wouldn’t pick up, simply to leave a comedic message on his voicemail, that ended in an evil laugh. I just can’t shut up. YET, IN THE END, it will SERVE ME WELL. 😉

Basically, this week i went from being at home eating a KFC, sat in my bra, on my own with Ruby throwing diva strops and Junior trumping in my bed sheets..to  waking up the next morning, living life as per usual, (which is glamourously, don’t get it twisted 🙂 ) with my new ‘blue tick’ on show and by noon, having all these big brands, all these little brands, all these bars, venues, businesses, events and people, all wanting to work alongside me and sign me up to simply..well… ‘show up.’ A day went by and then Kerry Katona and David Walliams (alongside others) sent me Twitter love and talent agencies and tv shows began scheduling in to meet with me and leaving my celly voicemails. (Notice how the fun, drunk, funny or misfitty celebs follow this blog. 🙂 ) 

Anyway, I went about my normal week…normally..not saying anything, knowing that all of this was going on…and replying to the emails, still in basic kitty shock. I’ve been having a laugh about it all really with friends and drinking a lot of ginny cocktails with my spikey red nails. I did have a moment of being an ego maniac, and then i fully got over myself and went on a diet. 🙂

Like i said, i’ve worked really hard for everything and it’s been slow..Yet when something *pops*…and it *pops* well…then like lightening it *ZOOMS* madly. It’s kinda like someone’s caught me, shoved me in a pink glitter cannon, (good luck trying to shove me in anything in real life :), ) lit fire to it’s arse and with a giant *BURST* i’ve shot out…boobs, wit and everything, immersed in a giant cocktail coloured smoke of cyber land followers. Lol.

My blog has been like this cheeky little game of global Chinese Whispers…where someone who has crossed paths with me, has heard about it,or appeared in the blog,  read it and passed it on to a friend…kinda like the lergy…a yawn, or…. herpes? You don’t even have to read it all the time, as whenever you choose to pop in, it’s still here…whittering away like a sassy online cyber cocktail bar, that you go to when bored.

It’s certainly killed my love life off though. I mean gosh yes i’m focused, yet i still have time for lurve. My inbox is dead, as now all boys are definitely terrified…OR just don’t fancy me. (A concept that i just do not understand. 😉 ) 

Anyway, i’m off, i have a busy weekend. I’ve been decorating the house for Halloween with the babies, simply because i promised them a bit of a party party, after a shopping day tomorrow. (I’ve needed this chilled out family time, to balance me out after my mad week. The kids, although insane, mean everything to me. I love’em and because….there’s sort of just us, doing life together.)

I’ll be at the Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster , most of Saturday, doing my do. They love it when i show up there with the babies. I don’t know why? Maybe because it’s where i started life? 

Doncaster is my place of birth!

Hurrah! Team Donny! (And no we’re not all slags.)

…and then Sunday i’ll be headed to Leeds, to go check out the brand, spanking new, delicious looking Victoria Leeds AND pop into Bubble Tea.

I’ve been messaged a lot over the last couple months by you, yes you, asking how YOU can appear on the blog…and the answer to that is to….simply cross paths with me.

The blog is based upon my real life, none of it is fabricated…everyone and every story is real. So if you totter across my path even for a second and make some kind of impact…then the next day i’ll be sat here writing about you…but after rum, so be warned. 🙂 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busy Xmas Doo-Daa’s

 

Well what a weekend my kittens!

I have been ‘Super woman’ this weekend and shoved together a whole lot of love, fashion, parenting and glamour pussing into one huge ball of success. (For some reason I wanted to type ‘Disco’ then?)

I’ve got a very busy December which is going to be filled with all of the above, the fun, the fashion, love, family, life, glamour pussing, blogging, work, play, holidaying, Christmas, Mummy hood, entertaining…and diamantes of course..that my head is a rather glamourous bundle of confusion. I’m working hard, so I know i’ll get there. When you put your heart and soul into things you can only get GOOD RESULTS.

The thing about having a very busy December is the simple fact that it makes the end of November (the preparatory month) HECTIC. But whatever, i’ve slipped on my heels and conquered it like a champion. One day i’ll have minions to do it all for me. 🙂 However, TODAY it’s all on me. Luckily I’ve stuck to what I love, meaning a days work feels like BLISS. Don’t do things you hate. It kills ya soul.

So on Saturday i took the kiddies to play ‘Christmas’ at The Frenchgate Centre in Doncaster. Now, you all know here a lot..every weekend in fact and well it’s because it is the town that birthed me and at the same time a town that I have fond affection for. I spent much of my youth with my Mum shopping at the Frenchgate centre. Shopping was what we did and Frenchgate was where we did it. So my heart has give that place a very happy slice of nostalgic memory. Went there this weekend. It was INSANE!

We did Santa AGAIN. Ruby was adamant that it had to happen again after peering over a white picket Christmas fence like she was little orphan Annie.

 

It led to this…

 

..which was the queue.

Which led to this..

 

Dodgy pic. But once she got to the front of the queue and the magic elf came out to greet her and take her inside, she decided to be TERRIFIED and run away in the other direction. She’s good like that.

So it looks like she’s all happy and posing for a picture.,.but I was actually sat next to her holding her down and MAKING HER SMILE. (Nice aren’t I! 🙂 They had to crop me out of it because it just looked wrong. 🙂 We got the picture put in a key ring, hence why it’s dodgy looking.

Then to my dismay Santa, out of all the ‘for £14 gifts in the world’ got her this..

 

Now, I’m not being funny or anything, but isn’t that the UGLIEST LOOKING BABY DOLL you have EVER SEEN. It looks like a drunken old man, who eyes up young girls in a bunny suit. That’s what Santa gave her! I just looked at it and had to take a picture because it was hideous.

Ruby however..

 

Loved it.

That toy is the awfullest looking thing I have ever seen! £14..I don’t think so. Junior dribbled the whole way through it and well Santa gave him a book. He’s 5 months old. Maybe they got them mixed up and Junior should’ve had the drunken, old man, bunny baby? Bottom line, Santa shouldn’t get confused, he’s magic AND he shouldn’t be so pricey. I’m MUM, I have to visit him millions of times. He is burning a heart shaped HOLE in my clutch.

Great day. I skimmed through Topshop, H& M, New look, through the stalls, through Debenhams…almost every retailer that would have me. I loved every living moment of it. It’s just comforting and makes me feel chipper. Just being around it all gives me a buzz. I’m naturally a girl who adores to shop and one who has a definite weakness for all things beauty and (even though you can’ t tell) fashionable. 🙂 I was in my element! Life was great!

I did all of this whilst being mum, darting into every toy store we passed, feeding young mouths and taking on work emails as I strutted, on my phone.

The giveaway work is difficult yet brilliant, It’s all going super well and i’m really proud of myself for being so organised. 🙂 It’s hectic though and a lot of work. I was constantly having to text, email and phone call, whilst my heels tottered the Frenchgate and my heart cared for the bambinos. MAYHEM.

..Oh and add Christmas Shoppers to that and you have hell. But anyway during my smoosh around I decided that alongside all the gifts that certain brands, companies and businesses etc have donated…and alongside the gifts that i will be finding for you at The Clothes Show. I wanted to buy gifts for the giveaway that are some of MY personal faves, to make it all very Wunnafied.

I now have a list longer than Santa’s…………… *fill in the blank.* So next week, I will be back in every shopping centre swiping, cashing and grabbing every bit of luxury that I can find for you, from my own pocket. (Which is also what I will be doing at The Clothes Show.)

I can’t wait.

The giveaway is going to be spectacular and I truly do adore being Santa for you. (Even though I pretty much want to keep everything instead of giving it away. 🙂 )

I will tell you now that there’ stop brands, luxury brands, start up brands and brands that I personally cannot live without. Your December is going to rock here at chrissiewunna.com.

I’m teaching you the art of PURRFECTION and doing it with a giveaway.

I’m really looking forward to covering The Clothes Show live and i hope to see you all there. GRAB YOUR TICKETS NOW!! I will be there EVERY DAY!

Oh and don’t forget that I have my own beauty line out next year. I’m very excited about that tooo. It’s all busy-busy, but i’m loving every second. I’m finally feeling like a success.

So, I’ll love you and leave you, as I’m about to retrieve my son…

 

Have a jolly Sunday evening and freshen up for the morning ahead.