Outfit details: dress: Topshop (old), blazer: River Island (was £35, now £20), Boots: Office (old)
This year I'm determined to have heaps more fun. But what does that mean? When you're in your late twenties and live in a fantastic city like London, it's only too easy to assume that fun disguises itself as the nightlife: fantastic eateries, cocktail bars, dancing and general debauchery. One thing I sometimes overlook is how some of the best fun is completely wholesome: a feel-good movie, a piggy back or a silly joke maybe.
Personally I love the odd board game. I played quite a few games over the festive period and thoroughly enjoyed myself. So for 2013, I've pledged that my collection of games will no longer sit in a cupboard gathering dust until next Christmas. I want to switch off the TV and indulge in a game of Cluedo instead.
And with that, I thought it might be fun to share some of my all-time favourite games to play at home.
My new favourite game and totally versatile. Banagrams consists of lots of little tiles with letters on that you can play a whole load of games with. My favourite is to split the tiles evenly between you and see who can build a crossword the fastest using all their tiles.
Poker can sometimes get a bad rap, but honestly, digging out the poker chips, inviting the girls round and donning your best game face is so much fun. And who cares how others perceive you? Lay out some tasty bits to eat, chuck in a tenner, have a giggle and you could make some decent cash during the post Christmas blues.
You may need a bit of space for this toppling tower, but Jenga is a simple, fun game to play. My favourite tactic is to distract my opponents with small talk or silly faces. It can get surprisingly nervewracking when you're contending with a leaning tower of wood.
A great game to get you thinking, and considering I'm an avid talker I find Articulate considerably tricky. The idea is to describe as many words as you can to your team mates in 30 seconds, and calls for some quite creative tactics.
And oldie but a goody. Pictionary is best played in big groups with a flip chart and marker pen in my opinion. I can't draw for toffee but that's definitely half the fun. You may even uncover some unknown artists among your friends.
I love Cranium for its versatility: mould a pirate ship out of clay for your team to guess, hum the Dr Who theme tune, draw a bird's nest with your eyes closed or spell 'fluorescent' backwards. Tons of fun all round.
What are your favourite games? And what other ways do you like to have some good old fashioned wholesome fun?