Guess who’s back!

I’m baaaack! Did you miss me? It’s been around 12 months since I last typed up a blog post and does it feel good to get back into the swing again. A lot has happened in the last year, I graduated, got myself a job, got a car and most exciting of all…I’ve become obsessed with candles. Yeah, I know, my eyes have been opened to the wonderful world of scented things that burn. Love.

I’ve wanted to get back into blogging for a while but there was a whole thing where it logged me out of my account and I couldn’t remember my password. But six months has gone by and I’ve been magically logged back into my account. Hooray!

What can you expect from me now? I mean, don’t set your expectations too high but pretty much the same as before. Beauty stuff, food stuff, lifestyle things, etc, etc. I’m going to start with once a week on a Wednesday so look out tomorrow for something new!

Favourite Friday: Season Change

Winter is my favourite season of the year but sometimes the cold and the rain gets a little bit much. This is when I enjoy the fact that spring has sprung. The solar eclipse that we experienced a couple of weeks ago was the first time that I felt the seasons change. In celebration, here are five things that I love about spring:

  • Spring makeup-Dewy Skin and pale pink eyes, yes please!
  • Breeding season-Baby lambs and other sweet creatures are the highlight of the year for a creature cuddler like myself.
  • Sunshine-Everyday makes you feel happy when the sun is shining.
  • No more thick coats-Sometimes towards the end of winter I just want to shed a few layers.
  • Greenery-The green green grass of spring!

#Selfiestick

2015 is definitely going to be the year of the selfie stick! My instagram feed on Christmas Day was filled with family photos, table selfies and outfit shots taken with the extended arm and I have to say I think they’re great! I was one of those people strutting round the house saying “Group photo? No problem, let me fetch my stick” like some kind of selfie superhero. Now I’ve taken it one step further: into the outside world. Me and the fam (minus my brother) took a little outing to Chatsworth last week and I thought that it would be a prime opportunity to take the stick for a road test in the great outdoors and I have to say, I felt like the coolest person on the planet. So many angles, house in the background, no awkward asking someone to take a family portrait, THERE IS NO DOWNSIDE TO THIS STICK! So, the moral of the story is if you don’t have a selfie stick get one, it will change your life…it won’t but it’s great fun!

Wonderful Welcome!

Day five we were off to Gibraltar but little did we know we were going to have an amazing ride in! There were hundreds of dolphins that swam along side of the boat as we were travelling along the Gibraltar straight. It was incredible. Here are a few of the best pictures that I took and don’t worry I have even more but that’s for another day!

Two in a row

Writing two of these blog posts in a row has taught me that I really shouldn’t miss a day. Fingers crossed it doesn’t happen again. Today has been a really good day! My friend Beth from home has come up for my birthday celebrations so it’s going to be amazing! I’m currently in my room before going out tonight after being kicked out of the kitchen for some mysterious reason, hmm….

                    Day 11: Mistake


This is just something on my big wall collage. It’s meant to say Edinburgh because that’s where the receipt is from but due to my lack of spelling skills it didn’t turn out like that. It always annoys me whenever I look at it.

It was going so well!

It was going to happen sooner or later, I missed a day. But i’m still powering through and determined to get to the end of the month with NO MORE mistakes! Today it was back to normal with the end of my two week holiday, I mean two weeks of intense work…. so it was quite nice to get back into a routine. Until I got to my seminar and found out that my afternoon was cancelled, nothing routine about that. Not long now until the big day and I’m so excited! Out tonight, tomorrow and Saturday for some birthday runtimes, can’t wait!


                  Day ten: I am…



Well today this could only be late. I’m literally so annoyed! It seems I can never do anything like this, I’ve still never fully completed an instagram photo challenge never mind one that actually requires some form of work! This watch is literally the cutest thing, problem is I always forget to wear it. I need some form of memory help…

Flat sweet flat!

After my little ‘uni break’ at home I’m back with a vengeance ready to get to work and eat those Pringles that I left in the cupboard before I left. Let me tell you, those Pringles were good…

                Day nine: Details


This is, what I think, quite a detailed wall full of random things I’ve acquired whilst I’ve been at uni. Normal things like postcards and then slightly weirder things like a plastic hanging hook that you get when you buy socks…yeaa that’s a thing… I quite like this wall now. The more it fills up the more I like it the problem is, I’m not looking forward to taking it down when I leave, 1.because it will be sad and 2. it’s gonna take a loooooooong time.

Present recieval time!

The second of my birthday celebrations took place today and it was great! A family party with lasagne (my favourite) and a chocolate fudge brownie pudding, heaven. Only problem is that tonight’s my last night at home (sad face) before I go back to uni (happy face) so it’s quite bitter sweet but I’m going to make the most of it!

                Day eight: Water


Yes, I realise that this isn’t water but WAter is a bit like WAr horse…okay so I opened my birthday presents today and got this DVD and was way too excited not to use it for today’s picture. It’s just soooooo goooooood!!!! I seriously can’t wait to watch it, again! Other presents include 2 tops, lots of booze and DERREN BROWN TICKETS! That’s right, Derren. Brown. Tickets. As you can probs tell I am beyond excited, so can’t wait for May!

The countdown begins!

Birthday celebrations are a go go! Today me and my family took a trip to Leeds to have a meal at Brown’s and it was soooooo good! I had asparagus and procutto to start and then chicken with some other stuff for main. With a lovely dark chocolate brownie to finish off, yum! Of course there was also a latte to finish it off! 

               Day seven: Utensils


This day has made me really want some new make up brushes. One day a few weeks ago I went into Boots and nearly had a break down at the new range of Real Techniques brushes that were on offer. All of my will power was used to stop myself from grabbing them all and running to the till. Problem was I was waiting for my birthday money so I’ll be really upset if when I’m ready to buy they’ve all gone! I will get you one day retractable bronzing brush…

The early bird catches the worm…I missed it…

Today was the day of the best sleep ever. I don’t even know what was good about it but I woke up at 11:15 feeling so good! It’s really going to depress me going back to normal lectures that are on at stupid ‘o’ clock in the morning. Other good things that happened on this pretty good day were that I went to Marks and Spencers for a culpa. Nothing, I repeat nothing, is better than a M&S scone (at least today, tomorrow it’ll be something completely different…). 

                Day six: C is for…


…COSY!!! I’ve never realised it before but my house is so cold compared to being at uni! Either that or my body temp has just had a major shift. I’ve found myself walking around the house with several layers on as if I’m about to go on an arctic expedition. That’ll be one thing that I don’t miss when I go back, I shall be in charge of the room temperature again! Horray!