23.7.12

Currently...

I'm still here!! I realize I've not posted for over two weeks! I can't say I'm sorry though :P I've missed you all and hope your all well, but I've been having a blast and living life instead of writing about it. I've got so much to share and catch you all up on but I'm going to save that for another post (or 6!) I can't believe how much has happened in the last two weeks its unreal! But for now here is a Currently post and I'll be back soon with a life update :)

Loving: This sunny weather! Got myself a lovely sun tan the other day whilst sitting in the garden playing with my mum's new I-Pad and having  BBQ :) It's supposed to me nice and summery for at least this week so I better make the most as it as it's the end of July and this is the only sun we've seen!

Thinking about: Futures and decisions that I have to make. I'll talk more about this in a later post as I've got some major decisions to make in the next few months and I might need all your help and advice! But I'm excited about them, if a little scared!

Anticipating: My dad and Sarah's wedding on Friday! I've been baking non stop today and make 150 cupcakes and I'm still not finished! My back is about the break from bending over the counter all day and I've not sat down for 7 hours and I'll be doing it all again the next 2 days D:

Listening to: My I-Pod on shuffle! When I bake I put my Pod on shuffle because I can't skip and change with cake-ey hands so I can listen to forgotten songs or songs I would usually skip. It's great fun and a bit cringe worthy haha. Especially if I have guests over at the same time!

Eating: Cake...Lots and lots of cake. I'm baking and you have to test for poison...obviously!!

Wishing: That things would go the way I picture them going in my head....So far so good ;P

8.7.12

Good Bye Childhood

Hehehe! SO....right now! This very second I will be watching the F1 guys zooming round the rack at 180mph probably sopping wet and shouting for Jenson Button to get his ass in gear and drive!! Unless he's winning in which case i'll be screaming my ass off and probably embarrassing my dad a lot :D

While I'm otherwise occupied I thought I'd share my final day at Uni. For the last three years I have been studying Fine Art at Uclan in Preston. Last week I graduated with 2:2 and officially finished University and entered the 'Big Wide World.' For the last three years I have had, the best, the worst and the strangest time of my life. I can't say I have made many friends and I cant say that I put my all into my work. I can't say that I made the right choice going to University and I can't say that I gained anything from it. But I can say that I would do it all again if I could. I would probably do a different course, now that I know what I want to do with my life, and I would work harder and make sure that I didn't let anyone tell me that I wasn't worth it and  I would believe in my work more, but I would keep everything else the same.

For the last two years my best friend and I have lived together in the same flat. We have had our ups and downs and we have fought and fallen out, laughed and cried and made the most out of a situation that we both weren't sure of. I have loved being able to spend that time with her watching movies, geeking out on star trek and stargate, pigging out on endless snacks and junk food, playing sword fights, drunkenly dancing at all hours to Disney and slowly realizing what we want in life and being excited for each other and helping each other to get to where we want to be. I know we both feel really sad that these days are over and that was probably the last time we could do all those things together, because now, we are adults. We have responsibilities and a future to start. I know we will always be friends and those late night DVD nights will always happen but it wont be the same as just crossing the hall and knocking on the door. It will have to be planned and things will get in the way. Nothing will be as easy as it was the last 2 years.

For the past year, I have learnt so much about myself and who I am. I have watched my self grow and change into who I am now and It. Is. Weird. Weird to remember what I wanted back then and know what I want now and to see how completely different it is. At the start of Uni I wanted to be a teacher/children's worker, I wanted  to leave Uni get a house and start my family as soon as I could, and I remember wanting that so badly it hurt. And now, I still want that but not any time soon!! I want to get a flat with my friends, I want to travel, I want to get my shop up and running, I want to have fun, visit friends in far off places and just live life, not wanting the next thing but being happy in what I have now. And all these past three years boiled down to this empty room. I have lived in this room for two years. This place was home and I had lots of fun in this room. It's strange to me that this summer someone else will live here and will create their own memories. Will they have as much fun as I did? Will they love the time there as much as I did? Will they have there best friend to share it with them?

I'm so grateful for the opportunity to go to University but I am glad it's over. I know if you've followed me from the beginning you'll know how much I have ranted about it here and how much I have loathed it at times ! But at the end of the day, if I hadn't done it I wouldn't be the person I am now and I wouldn't be where I am now and for that I am so thankful.

So on to the next thing!!.... AMERICA!

6.7.12

Quick Change!

Whilst your reading this I'll be watching the Qualifying for the F1 at Sliverstone with Stevie-pops. Hopefully we'll be sipping tea out a flask listening to the deafening roar of a F1 car engine eating sausage butties and hoping for a glimpse of a driver walking by...but more than likely we'll be sitting there grumpy, wet and cold because of the beauty of the English summer that means rain rain rain! But one can hope!

This is the other outfit from the time I took this one. I did a very awkward quick change in the bushes whilst mum stood guard, now if that isn't commitment to a blog I don't know what is!? Also the first few have a effect on them as I like how they looked, but the ones below are normal, I don't know why but these ones looked best like this and the others didn't. I love this scarf, my mum got it for me from Istanbul when she went on holiday the other week. It's a gorgeous color and the material is beautifully soft, and true to form I pulled it on my necklace the first time I wore it :/


Look at da widdle bunnies!! So cute!!

So these are the normal colored ones :) I bought the blouse ages ago as a I-might-wear-that-one-day kinda deal about 2-3 years ago and I was right, the other day was the first time I wore it! I don't know why it took me so long because I love it! It's so comfy and the detail on it makes it a little different to my usual attire. I loved taking these photos. It was so much fun even if I do have terrible balance and nearly every other photo was me trying to stay upright on the grass. The skirt is another item that I'm only just starting to wear more. I don't know what it is with me but I'm willing to try everything and I want to try everything but when I get it home I chicken out, stick on some jeans and a t-shirt and shove the new clothes to the back of the wardrobe till I'm feeling brave then wonder why I never wore it to begin with! Do any of you have this problem, and if so, how do you get over it and just take the plunge in the beginning?

Wearing: Shoes-Office//Tights-New Look//Skirt-Next//Blouse-Tesco?//Jacket-Dorothy Perkins//Scarf-Gifted(Istanbul)

5.7.12

Oh I do love a good bargain!

I know I said that yesterday would be my last post but I stupidly forgot that I could schedule posts (i know, I'm an idiot sometimes) So right about now I'll be in the car on the way to Strafford Upon Avon for the first little bit of our trip. We decided to go down a day early so we don't have to leave super early and probably miss most of practice on Friday. So yeh...exciting times!!

On Friday last week I went shopping with my Nana and pretty much every shop was 50% or more off! There were so many pretty dresses and I was wishing so bad that I was a millionaire or had one the lottery. My family are always joking that I have expensive taste, I can go into a shop not look at any price tags but without a doubt my favorite thing will be the most expensive! With this in mind I try to stay away from the really expensive shops like Warehouse and Oasis, but this was not one of those days. Well with a 70% off sale would you? These three dresses where my favorite. The one above isn't something I would usually go for, but I loved it! The colors and the pleated skirt are adorable. Unfortunately either my bust was too big or it wasn't sewn completely right because the neck just wouldn't sit right :/ But I shall be on the look out for one similar with a different neck line because I love this style!

I saw this yellow beauty in spring and I wanted it soo badly! (from this post) But at £85 it was just a million pounds out my price range. I didn't even try it on because I knew I wouldn't want to take it off. Maybe I should of because then my disappointment would of ended then. I was so excited when I saw it in the sale, I was just gonna get it without trying it on but I'm glad I did because the top was entirely too long for me! (curse my tiny top!) The back has this beautiful strap detail going on but it was all gappy and loose :( So annoyed.

But lucky for me I also had my eye on this back in the spring and it fit beautifully and is now a happy new resident to my wardrobe! I LOVE this dress. Unfortunately it's quite thick and a little uncomfortable in the humid weather, but I'm sure it well get wore more than enough in the autumn! I feel like I should be at a carnival when I wear it though haha! I really like taking photo's in the dressing room, I like to be able to try on clothes and see what suits me and then be able to come away and remember what it looked like and try to either replicate it with existing clothes or find a cheaper option. And it's also fun to do little posts like this :)

I hope your all having a great week and looking forward to the weekend as much as I am. Hopefully it's not raining so I can say now that I'm having a lovely time walking around Stratfford Upon Avon and looking at all the beautiful scenery, otherwise I'll probably be sat in a coffee shop with dad moaning about the weather :P

4.7.12

A Little Slice Of Special


So one last post before I head to Sliverstone, for two reasons really. Firstly I am super excited to finally say 'I have finally started planning my America trip!' Me and mother got my map out the other day and we circled all the places I want to go, searched plane routes and prices and calculated (ruffly) how much I'm going to need and blooming heck, it's expensive! But totally worth it!! I'm concentrating on the west half for this trip but the more I plan and think the more i'm slowly creeping across to the middle :S I'm so excited, when anyone asks me about it all I can say is 'yeh...America' and grin like a crazy person. So if anyone has any secret places that I should check out or any cool places that I just have to visit, please feel free to tell. The only thing I'm for sure doing is visiting my friend in Kentucky (that will be my base) everything else is a free for all!

And secondly, today I'm guest posting over at A Little Slice Of Special for Lori's Why I Blog Wednesday feature. I absolutely love Lori, she is fantastic and I'm so glad that we have become friends...She is really why I blog, for people like her that make this all worth while. And hopefully we will meet in real life next year when I tour America...that would really be the cherry on top!

Well I have to go pack!! This English weather is crazy at the moment, so if you could all spare a thought and send a little prayer up for no rain this weekend I would be very grateful! I don't mind the rain but my dad (who hates camping anyway) if it rains...I dread to think the mood that will ensue!! But here's to positive thoughts and fantastic weekend no matter the weather!!

2.7.12

Just Because...


So seen as I haven't posted in ages and I'm super busy with various things and wont be able to post at all from Wednesday, I thought I'd do a themed JB on the F1 which I will be attending this weekend with Stevie-pops!! I am super super SUPER stoked about this and so excited that I keep smiling randomly :D So here are a few things that are F1 related (ish)...mostly its Jenson Button who I'm kinda in love with but I'm getting over that and coming to terms with the fact that it's never gonna happen...how crazy do I sound?! I'm just kidding (i'm not! have you seen him in that suit!?!) I love everything F1 and this doesn't really show it as I haven't really planned this post so the pictures are rubbish but its fantastic. The hype, the noise, the atmosphere, its just immense! I cant wait to get back and show you all the pictures I take of the track...I'll try get pictures of the cars but I can guarantee I wont get one as they'll be moving too fast!















So unless I suddenly get the urge or time to post before Wednesday night I'll see ya next week!! Have a great weekend, I know I will!! Camping, watching racing cars, stalking the drivers and eating burger van food. This weekend will be epic!