Wednesday, 1 December 2010
As is it shortly to be the season to be jolly I have bought my outfit for my first Christmas party - which, as I am on a budget will possibly be the same outfit for another night too! A navy blue dress from New Look, which I am pairing with black tights, chunky wedges and I haven't decided on gold or silver accesories yet!
On a warmer note, I would LOVE a Gloverall duffle coat. I think these coats are the epitome of British winters! They are warm and cosy and look like something you would expect to see a certain teddy bear wearing, whilst holding a marmalade sandwich! So cute!
Aside from wishing today is a SNOW DAY!!!!!! So I am curled up on the sofa with a blanket, in my oversized hoody, hair in a top knot, slobbing around but at least I'm warm!
Now, in all fairness, the sun has come out and melted some of the snow, and I am technically at home because there is no power at school, since the new heater has blown the electricity. But still, there is snow, so technically it's a snow day!
This is the view was my living room window, with my cheeky car!
Thursday, 21 October 2010
Seriously, so cool, I'll admit I had only heard a couple of songs but thought I'd go see there gig just as something to do. Then, me, having a mind like a sieve, forgot I bought the tickets until yesterday though!
So text Ali to see if she fancied coming, as they aren't really Kieran's kind of band, to which she replied yes! So we put on our spontaneity boots and went to Manchester!
Some (rather poor quality) photos taken on my phone:
as you can probably tell from the angle we were at the front but off to the side. But still, it was good! There was some guy getting really into it, stamping his feet to the beat and the band were just great, playing multiple instruments, really talented group. I've been obsessing all day just listening to the "odd blood" album!
Check them out! go to http://www.yeasayer.net/
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
I have been bigging myself up rather a lot lately what with writing my personal statement for university and all, its so hard! Hours are spent over every agonizing line, whether it's write, whether it sounds too much or too cocky or too boring or too much like its already been heard! Eurgh!!!!!!!!!!!
So anyway, all that stressing has left me little time for writing here so I am finding a few minutes to try to make up for it!
This winter I am definitely feeling a lumberjack/winter lady/log cabin look. I have a parka but it's really thin and so not particularly warm, I saw one in Wrap catalogue the other day that looked lovely, fleece lined, it was quite expensive so I'm not sure whether it will be feasible but its definitly on the wishlist!
Friday, 8 October 2010
Monday, 4 October 2010
My friends cat had kittens and after another friend had one of them it was decided that I MUST HAVE ONE! And so, after compromising my mum agreed to let me have one!
So on Friday, I went to get my new little baby, andddddd.......
This is her grand reveal!
She is the sweetest thing I have ever seen! 6 weeks and fits in my hand *gushes*
Do you have any pets?
Monday, 27 September 2010
Tuesday, 21 September 2010
Thursday, 9 September 2010
I have seriously been so busy lately, started back at college on Tuesday, then there was all the holiday reading I neeeeeeded to finish - still not done entirely but getting there. As you may know my charger broke so my lovely boyfriend had to ebay me a new one (thank you!!) which means I only just have my laptop back, but have been prioritising applying to university over blogging. Anyway, I'm back - not as regularly as I would like to be but I am back!
To kick start this blog and with my apologies and excuses out of the way, and winter heading this way, (that was what I meant by amazing) I am in love with coats! All of them! Apart from capes, as they do absolutely nothing for my shape except make me look as though you could roll me down a hill...
These two are on my current must have list:
Topshop have outdone themselves on this one in my opinion, it is perfect! So cute, it reminds me of the coats I had when I was little. The velvet blue trim makes it a bit more grown up but its shape looks flattering, I love the hood - I'm all about hoods in England, the chance of precipitation in any form is far too great a risk to take, and at just £75 not bad! However, one coat I would risk no hood for is the fur collar bomber on the right, this Miss Selfridge number is stylish and whilst I love love loveeee the aviator style that is coming in this a/w I feel as though the fur might be a nice slight twist on the conventional shearling design that will be more common. Plus, I have already featured this coat in a previous wishlist, thought it needed some more love.
Anyway, I am so tired I must sleep! I promise to write again soon.
P.S I am currently on the hunt for the perfect winter hat. Anyone with any good ideas on where to find "the one" let me know!
Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
However, recently I have spotted the dog whose affections rival that of the maltese, therefore I cannot choose between the two, so shall have to have both. "What is the other bred?" I hear you cry? A pomeranian!
I found these pictures on Shutterstock to illustrate the immense cuteness of these two doggies!
Cue girly squeal? EEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! Positively delightful.
These earrings are from Adrianne Vintage Jewellery, there is a lot of really sweet items on there and delievery is pretty cheap (to UK anyway - not certain about other destinations)
Monday, 16 August 2010
So, I shall post my current wishlist, I still want a few things off the previous, however I am ecstatic to say I am now the proud owner of the fur coat from River Island, even though I do have to take it back as I have decided I want it in the next size down, but I still own it! And cannot wait to wear it.
I would have like to have invented the telephone! But I would have loved to discover electricity more.
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Haha! It's perhaps slightly ridiculous how excited I get when I receive a parcel! But my amazon order arrived with my books for school and some for my extended reading. However, slightly manic as now I have 7 books to read by 7th September with it being the 10th August today that means I need to read each book in no more than 4 days to have completed them, which actually, now that I've worked that out doesn't seem too bad. The books aren't tremendously long either, however some are difficult.
(Those are all my compulsory books, we're doing the gothic genre! Below are my wider reading books)
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn (counted as one as they are in the same book!)
So yes, those are my books! However! I could do with reading a few more books, but I need a theme. I want to read To Kill A Mockingbird again too, love that story! Possibly my favourite book ever, followed by Catcher in the Rye.
Told you I'd speak soon!! Just sooner than I thought!
So, just had a shower, and am going to hop on my bicycle in a short while and pop to the shop to get some little snacks as I am going to see, with Kieran, RICKY GERVAIS! Oh yes! I am prepared to laugh. I need to! I had a rather stressful day yesterday. A family member who I hadn't seen since I was very young came to visit my sister and me, and well, it wasn't particularly great, I don't know what I expected really but it was just like meeting a stranger who to me, still feels like a stranger. Oh well!
But anyway, back to the happy stuff! Ricky Gervais! Tonight, playing in Birmingham, it's his science show. I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully the roads will be fairly quiet too as part of the road near my house is closed tonight.
Speak soon xx
Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Friday, 30 July 2010
I really really want to paint my room! I only have a couple of problems; what colour? But, more importantly, can I afford it?
I am completely torn between a regency style green, or a country style yellow?
A bit of background; all my bedroom furniture is cream/ivory. I have a metal frame bed with bed knobs - also cream, I have a multitude of pictures that need to be put up but I'm waiting until I've painted. Lots of books and shelves, I just don't know what colour to paint!!!! Oooh or lilac!
I like these ideas (images found on google) <<
Can you see why I'm so torn!? They are all beautiful! Each would fit perfectly for different moods, the green for when I feel intellectual and want to read a book and escape to another world, the yellow would be lovely fo when I feel warm and perfectly English with tea and crumpets in bed with my love. But then the lilac is just pretty and calming, and also neutral - I still live at home with my mum, sisters and step father, so when I move out it would be easier for me to at least leave a room which would be easy to paint over, but as I have one more year at college then a further three at university in which I will still live at home in the holidays or when I want to come back. Oh the decision is just too hard!
My older sister is making scones tomorrow! I'm quite excited! Although I can't help, as I'll be working. Slightly annoying but I need the money! Especially as my tickets for V Festival have arrived! WOOHOO! It's going to be great! Provided the weather gets better. Going shopping next week for some new festival clothes!
What do you think about the painting?
Monday, 19 July 2010
Kieran and I did practically everything we wanted to. The things we missed - the Pere-Lachaise cemetary and a boat trip down the Seine, they give us an excuse to go back! The show at the Moulin Rouge was great, lots of boobies but still fantastic, the dancers were so energetic it amazes me!
We got back on Friday night, very late. I wanted to blog about it sooner but have been so tired then back to work.
We stumbled upon the cafe from "Amelie" in Montmartre by complete accident, it wasn't until after I'd eaten my "Croque Monsieur" that Kieran noticed lots of people taking photos of the cafe from outside that we realised! I noticed the Amelie theme to the cafe but it just didn't click!
I can't wait until our next adventure, but next time - comfier shoes! If we do another city trip I might invest in fitflops or the trainer version, if I'm going to be walking around lots again, I might as well improve my bum!
Must sleep now. Goodnight xx
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
I got a bike on Monday, it's so sweet and what's better is, it was free! It belonged to Kieran's mum, I have yet to take a photo but that shall follow once the rain dies down a little. I washed it yesterday. Now, it needs new tyres, but that's fine, I've already done my research and found some adorable ones, with white walls for £20-ish, which is fine, my neighbour is a bicycle enthusiast and I have already asked if he will help me in fixing it up, to which he agreed. I'd love to paint it, or have it painted (I'm not sure I'd be the best person to give a can of spray paint to) but that can wait until I have sufficient funds. It's an "Apollo County" and very retro looking, and I love it!
What else is new. Oh yes! Last day of the school year tomorrow! The day itself will be extremely dull as it's "Speech Day" and apparently, the new headmaster's speech is very long. But I will go, I suppose... No, I really will! I have to, not only is it compulsory but I want to sit for about 10 hours or however long it lasts as it's the last day ever for the girls going to uni and I want to say my goodbyes. I've written in leaving books, but those things don't give hugs!
On the subject of uni, it's beginning to terrify me! Where do I go!? Will I get in? What if I fail? What if I get rejected from everywhere? What if I can't do it? So stressful. I've settled on the course that I want to do, but I have to decide where I want to go to do it. Hopefully I'll get in, and be able to afford the time overseas during the course, otherwise I'd have to stay in England, and I really really would love the life experience!
I think this is my first post in which I've written a lot, however I am tired and the screen is making my eyes a bit funny.
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
Nothing was bought today - I'm saving for Paris now, spent yesterday evening looking at mini cruises along the Seine and looking at the menu for the Moulin Rouge, whilst also working out the budget; not so lovely. Hopefully we'll have enough money to at least eat and pay for the hotel. We're definately going to the Moulin Rouge as my lovely nan is paying for that but the other attractions I need to consult with Kieran over.
Thursday, 17 June 2010
Kieran and I went up to Nesscliffe Hill again tonight, it was a lovely evening!
Off to Manchester tomorrow with my sister to look at the university, then to Ikea to hopefully buy my new bookshelves! I love Ikea.
Sunday, 13 June 2010
The birds were scary, they kept coming towards me, completely unafraid - it was just eerie.
Kieran had a good time though, and so did I!
Saturday, 12 June 2010
But, I had the loveliest time, it was great to have my friends over and to just chill out. The great British weather stayed nice for us, so we had a BBQ, then as it got colder we all got blankets!
Anyway, I took some photos of some of my presents - mostly to gloat that I get great presents! I also liked my outfit today so there are a few vanity shots!
My very appropriate gift from my best friend, its got a honeybee, a daisy, a rose and a butterfly! It's basically me on a necklace!
She also got me a cupcake recipe book and heart shaped cupcake molds!
My older sister got me these GORGEOUS tea cups and saucers! I LOVE THEM! They're just adorable. I can't wait to use them but I'm waiting until she gets back from her cruise with our grandmother around Norway!
Kieran got me this book, because we're going to Paris next month. I love the drawings in it!
Thursday, 10 June 2010
Bad - exams. ON. MY. BIRTHDAY! TWO!!! two I tell you! How is that fair!? And not even nice exams, well, if that even exists. History and Psychology. Hard.
Anyway, not to dwell any longer. Three weeks of school left and then its the summer holidays! I can not wait!
Just waiting for the boyfriend now so we can go buy food to eat and then watch Youth In Revolt (I think that's what we are watching anyway). I wish the weather was nicer. Hopefully tomorrow it will be for my Birthday BBQ!
I've missed blogging, there shall be a lot of making up to do.
Tuesday, 25 May 2010
Making revision cards is fun though, shame I've only just done them today. The exam is tomorrow.
On the plus side I received my amazing purchases the other day! I love Fred Studio products. I bought these super cute things - not sure when I'll use them but still they are so freaking cute!
Now these are on my keys and I get a warm fuzzy feeling inside every time I get to use them!!
Anyway, must get back to the revision cards. Oh the joy(!)
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
Thursday, 29 April 2010
On the plus side, I have had a very funny evening. I was looking at visa information for moving to America - not going to happen really but a girl can dream! So anyway, it seemed like the only way I can live in America is if I marry an American, so just for kicks I googled "find an american husband" and lo and behold mailorderhusbands.net found me the man of my dreams - if by dreams I mean NIGHTMARE! Honestly; it was like something from the Hills Have Eyes!!!!! I swear Charles Manson is on there. Horrifying!
Anyway. Must be off! Work to do! Cheerio!
Thursday, 22 April 2010
I am so tired!
Ahhh!!! Sue Sylvester, from Glee was just on Gilmore Girls! Only for a minute but it was great!!
I want some flowers. A nice bouquet of sunflowers with daisies.
Also, I would REALLY like this! Favourite book = perfect tee!
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
Same again tomorrow. Oh joy. Although tomorrow I will do more work! I had a not so productive day today...
Glee is back!! I have yesterdays episode recorded so my beloved and I shall indulge in a little gleek fun later. I can't wait! My school choir is SO not like Glee. a) we do rubbish songs and b) we are rubbish!
Might do some baking at some point this week. I shall post pictures of my cakes!
Monday, 19 April 2010
Excuse the empty wine bottle, my best friend, Kate and I were on our way to Manchester for some quality vintage/sale shopping and thought we'd have a bit of a tipple! Also, I don't always have such a cheesy grin! Ok well... Sometimes.