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15 June 2014

The Sunday Post

Hello Lovelies! Sunday is here again, and this time it is a special one! It's Father's Day. Despite being at work all day today I made sure I was up to give my Dad his presents and wish him a good day. I must say working on a Sunday isn't the most pleasant thing, roll on 4pm haha.

This week has been its usual predictable self, however, I did manage to squeeze in a nice long summers evening walk, the sunset is just so beautiful. Then Saturday night we all gathered around to watch England play at the world cup. It was a good night full of laughs and a bit of drink.

This week is set to be a week full of planning, I have my Birthday coming up soon, which I will be turning the grand age of 21! so I have a few things to sort out for that. Then the following week after my Birthday we set off on our month long trip, therefore I have bits and bobs that need preparing for that too. Lots and Lots of lists shall be made this week! Is there anyone else that loves a good list?

I am going to keep this Sunday post short and sweet as I only have 15 minutes until I need to be leaving, hope you all have had a good weekend!

Thanks for reading

8 June 2014

The Sunday Post

 This weekend has certainly been one full of indulgence. Food, alcohol and cake! It has been quite a stressful week work wise, and in celebration of me and my Fiancé  both finally finishing university we decided to go out for dinner and drinks. Three years have flown by so quickly it is hard to believe, however, I must admit I am glad it's over. I don't want to see another essay again. Ever!

 I took him to Chiquitos again, I think it is going to be one of my favourite haunts. I love spicy food and this certainly delivers, you not find a boring veggie burger here. Oh no, it is full of chilli and jalapenos, yum yum yum. I also treated myself to a few of their delicious fruity cocktails, one of my favourites being the frozen strawberry daiquiri. The service is really good in the sense that you have your own server, meaning you never have to leave your seat once you've sat down. Drinks are brought to you and even payment is made at the table!

On Saturday it was my Grandma's 65th birthday so all of our family gathered round at hers for a takeaway and cake.. More cake! She isn't a party person and therefore this was the perfect celebration for her, just having all the family there. It's always nice to have all the family together under one roof as we are all scattered about and don't get to meet up very often.

There's plenty of food photography here, hope you are all hungry! haha. I thought I would show you my Grandma's garden as she is really proud of it, with all the flowers, green house and vegetable patch it really is the dream garden. It was especially nice that all day if had rained, thundered and there was even lightening, but once it got to the afternoon the sun made his appearance and all brightened up. The perfect evening.

Hope you've all had a good weekend!

1 June 2014

The Sunday Post

Hello Everyone!

Another Sunday has dawned on us, whilst my week was the usual work, work, work, this weekend I actually did some nice things! woo 10 points to social life. My close friend is going away to do Camp America and travel for 4 months so she had a little gathering at hers to say goodbye. It was a lovely evening with lots of our friends coming together and having a BBQ and a few cheeky drinks. The weather wasn't what you would call warm
but it was dry to say the least! I wore my white Primark blazer, grey check shirt and some acid wash high waist jeans. I wanted to go smart casual and was pretty pleased with what I managed to put together.

The following evening (Saturday) me and the girls went out for our friends belated 21st birthday. We went to Chiquitos which is a lovely Mexican restaurant, the food is absolutely delicious and best of all you can get 25% of with student discount if you apply on their website! I was a little indulgent (Woops!) and opted for five bean chilli enchiladas for my main and then for dessert I had a beautiful slice of lemon drizzle cake. How could you say no to a dessert? I'm the type of girl who would for go the starter just to ensure I had my pudding.

For the birthday meal I decided to wear my bright coral blazer to enhance what would have been an all black outfit. Again the weather wasn't amazing but I wanted to inject a bit of summer into my outfit and this blazer was the perfect piece to do so. I own my fair share of blazers, so if any of you would be interested in seeing my collection it is definitely something I could do.

Overall it has been a really lovely weekend, spent in such great company. I managed to get a few snippets of it in picture form so I thought I would share them with you.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend!

25 May 2014

The Sunday Post

So here we are again, Sunday has rolled around in its usual sneaky manner. The weather this week has been a little rocky, some sun made its' way to us but it has mainly been a series of humid days and heavy showers.

I have decided that I needed a little lifestyle adjustment and have embarked on a healthy eating kick, I wouldn't say I needed to lose lots of weight but I was feeling slightly uncomfortable in my skin and decided I needed to take action. I haven't done anything dramatic, I've just cut out crisps and chocolate and made sure I get as much water and fruit a day as I can, also I shared with you my healthy ice lollies if any of you fancied a healthy alternative to a sweet cold treat. So far so good, I have lost 5lb. Ideally I would like to lose another 5lb so I shall let you know how I get on with it.

I have also been making a conscious effort with how I spend my time when I'm not at work, I feel like you need to make the most of your spare time so I have been out a lot enjoying the sun when it makes its appearance!

I finally decided to pluck up the courage and try out the 'milkmaid' braid. I have seen this style crop up on blogs everywhere and I have always loved how it looks on other people, but I wasn't sure I could pull it off. However, I was pleasantly surprised with how it turned out and I actually got quite a few compliments too! I may just wear it like this again.

More exciting things happened this week, our InterRail passes arrived! It's now only 7 weeks until we set off on our month long travels around Europe and to be perfectly honest I have never been so excited!! Also as a little side note it is 6 weeks until my 21st birthday too, I have began planning what I'm going to do. I didn't want a huge party so instead I am planning on having a pre-party at mine with cake and champagne and then heading out into the city to dance the night away with my friends.

Well that's about all I have to share this week, I have had the weekend off work so I spent it preparing posts and spending time with my Fiancé. I hope you all have had a lovely week :)

What have you been up to this weekend?

20 May 2014

Home Decor Haul

So you may have read in my previous posts that somewhere in the near future I am planning on moving out, therefore I have been going a little home décor mad lately and thought I would share with you what I have been buying!

Now I have only included the décor bits as I don't think you will be interested in seeing pots and pans, which I have been buying. I actually got really excited the other day over pegs when I realised the ones I bought have little hearts on them, you may think I'm sad, but they are super cute.

Most of these items (in fact nearly all) were from a store local to me called Pound Stretcher or Home Bargains, cheap and cheerful. Also mini disclaimer I did buy all these with my own money :)

So here are a few of my purchases:

-Floral Chalkboard- Home Bargains: I Love This! I'm thinking of using it either for to-do tasks or meal planning, not quite decided yet!

- Owl Candles- Pound Stretcher- These were just too cute to ignore, I don't think I will be able to burn these. I just love them too much, I'm thinking of using them for décor purposes instead.

- ''King of the castle'' and ''Her Ladyship'' Mugs- Pound Stretcher- These are  hilarious and my other half is history mad so I just couldn't leave these in the store.

- Hanging Hearts- Pound Stretcher- What can I say they are adorable!!

- Home Hooks- Pound Stretcher- These will come in handy to hang guests coats or the jacket I am using most at the time.

- White floral frame- Card Factory- Now Card Factory is not somewhere you would expect to find home bits but this cute frame was only £2.99 and I love to have pictures up around the house.

- Glass Mason Jars- Pound Stretcher- I love these, I can't make up my mind whether to use them for beauty storage or have them in the kitchen filled with yummy sweets, any ideas?

- Cherry Vanilla Yankee Mini Candles- ASDA- These smell incredible, I'm obsessed with the red velvet but these are something else. If you love sweet fruity scents then you will want these!

Well there we have it, some of the little trinkets I have been buying lately for my future home, I can't wait until I can put them up instead of having to store them away. They are too pretty to be in boxes don't you think?

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