Monday, 28 October 2013

Lazy Post//Life Lately According To My Phone

Time has just been flying by recently. The nights are drawing in and before you know it'll be Christmas time! Yes, I mentioned it. In October. Problem?

I don't mind the prospect of Christmas coming soon, but the speed at which time is whittling past does concern me a little bit! I have so much to do in terms of school work, mocks to prepare for, shopping to do, etc.

Still, I thought it would be nice to share some phone photos of what I've been getting up to lately...

The bf enjoying corporate seats to Bath v Saracens.

My idea of home cooking: pre-rolled pastry with tomato, bacon and cheese!

Now the nights are getting chillier I can wear proper pjyamas again!

Walking to the shops the other day, I had to stop and take a photo - it just looked so pretty and autumnal!

Amazing food and wine at Gordon's, embankment.

Lovely macarons and xmas decs at Fortnum and Mason.

Finally starting to do something about improving my fitness.

Lunch out at The Folly - great atmosphere but disappointing food.

How brilliant does this cake look?! I am seriously considering making it for the bf :)


Monday, 21 October 2013

Sex and the City Style Skirt


I am so excited by what I found whilst online window shopping this afternoon! Do you pine and long after Carrie's beautiful clothes? Well babe, we're one step closer now!

I've been feeling very Christmassy today (yes, I know it's only October. But have you seen the Christmas shop in Fortnum and Mason? It is to die for!)
Anyway, this got me thinking about what I want to wear to all the Winter festivities + what I would want to wear to my birthday party + what I would want to wear to mine and the boyfriend's anniversary.

And, the conclusion that I drew was that I would like a full skirt, and the more research I did I figured that, as ever, I wanted to look like Carrie, here...

Now, if you've visited Hummingbirdxxx before you might have picked up on my girl crush for Carrie - what with this post and this one, oh and this one

So, imagine my delight when I came across this divine skirt in the Coast sale!

Isn't she a beauty!!

Now, I'm supposed to be saving money and being good - but given how pretty this skirt is and the fact that it's in the sales at £59 I think I should buy it, maybe...

What do you think girls? Will you be plumping for this perfect skirt to have a little bit of SATC style in your wardrobe?


Friday, 18 October 2013

Family Time in London

Oh hey'all!

Good evening babes, and happy Friday! 

It's been over a month since I last posted and I wanted to start sharing what I've been up to lately!

On one super busy weekend my wonderful little brother came to stay with me and pops in London. 
Come see what we got up to...

We started off our adventure by Shadwell Basin, then made our way along to Limehouse.

After a windy walk on the Thames Path we found ourselves in Canary Wharf - for small town people like us the giant buildings made us feel like we were in NYC!

Naturally after all that walking we were in need of some subsistence. And seeing as we were in good ole London town we thought we should go for a classic pub lunch. We'd heard rumours that Gandalf (Sir Ian sir Mckellen) owned a pub in Limehouse, so we made our way back and hunted out The Grapes.

It was very traditional and cozy, and was amazingly good value! We all plucked for a cheese burger and were thoroughly impressed. If you like good old fashioned no-fuss food then I would highly recommend The Grapes! But get there early as seating is limited!

After a burger and a beer we walked back home for a snooze, feeling much heavier! 

After an hour's rest we headed back out and walked towards Tower Bridge...

Near Bank we stumbled across the remains of a war-bombed church and found ourselves in a beautifully-calm haven in the centre of London.

Next we visited the building where grandpa used to work...

Finally, we strolled across the Millennium Bridge feeling like contestants on The Apprentice! 

And just before going home we stopped for half a pint at The Dickens Inn in St Katharine's Docks.

Despite not having beautiful weather, it was a fantastic day.

It was so great to see my little bro again. I'm very lucky to be such good friends with him, and our relationship has only got better as we've gotten older.
So if you're someone who struggles with a sibling, don't give up - one day you will realise you've had a best friend all along!


Thursday, 12 September 2013

Autumn Wish List: Back To School Edition

This September is probably the last time ever that I will be heading back to school. Although not technically 'school' next Monday I will be making my way to BPP University of Law to study the Legal Practice course - the final academic stage of becoming a solicitor. 
I'm feeling all the usual nerves and anxieties of starting at a new place, making new friends and meeting new tutors. But, as ever, I am also very excited about going 'back to school'.
I love going to class, studying in the library, highlighting my notes (yes, I'm a bit of a nerd), and this year it's going to be even better because I'm in London, and there's a Superdrug just round the corner from Uni, so I can treat myself to a new nail polish after a hard day!

Anyway, here is my 'back to school' wish list for Autumn 2013...

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First and foremost: a new OPI nail polish. For me, OPI offer something special and they are my favourite polish brand. I always get a kick out of their funny names! My polish choice for Autumn 2013 is My Private Jet, this polish first came to my attention a year or so ago when watching Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Kim was trying to buy it. It's a deep brown hue with a silver glimmer. Originally I wanted to buy Baby It's 'Coal' Outside which is very similar in colour but with a more black base - however I just could not find that colour anywhere online without having to fork out £30 and up!! So, after a little research I decided to go for My Private Jet and at £6.50 with free delivery from Ebay I thought it was a jolly good deal.

I came across this necklace in the Accessorize store right by Tower Bridge. I think that this necklace is one of those items that you know you need to have because it's so you. You must know what I mean, there are a few items, be it clothes, jewellery or shoes but they call out to you from the shop shelves and they suit your personal style so well that you feel like you must have owned it before in a previous life. I'll stop there before I'm reported for mental health issues but, this necklace is gorgeous. So simple and understated, and when those three balls catch the light they really sparkle! 

Backpacks. I've always had issues with backpacks, I feel like such a dweeb wearing one. But, alas, my shoulders can no longer take the strain of carrying multiple textbooks, a laptop, papers and pens all on one shoulder. Finally, after 8 years I will be returning to school in September with a backpack, rather than a handbag. For my return to the backpack club I decided to go for an Eastpak bag, just as I did all those years ago. I love love love the pattern of the bag above, but it's very similar to my winter scard so I thought it was best avoided (also it was almost £70..) In the end I went for the Eastpak backpack above but in a bluryy floral photo design (I'll show you when I get it). It wouldn't have been my first choice, but it was £19.99 from TK Maxx so I plumped for it. I'm pretty excited as I'm going to be able to fit everything in! Including a sports kit for after Uni Zumba classes! Hurray!

Now, these last 3 skirts are all lush, and all from Next! They remind me of my old school uniform - pleated and grey - but are shorter and more stylish! I would like each of these and I would wear them with a roll neck, just like Rachel! Unfortunately, at £20/25 each I cannot afford to buy all three, so I will have to give this dilemma some serious thought so as to decide which one I will purchase!

So, that concludes my back to school wish list, what's on yours?



Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Let's Catch Up

Oh hey guys! 

Yes, I do remember my blogger password - just! As you may have noticed I took a bit of  a break from blogging over the past month, I had started to resent my blog: feeling guilty about not posting enough and worrying about who/if anyone was reading it.
But I've missed my blog and I am ready to start showing it some love and affection again. I couldn't just sit by and read all these lovely autumnal posts without wanting to put in my two cents too about how great Autumn is! 

Anyway, let's have a catch up - like two old friends who haven't seen each other for a while. What have you been up to? Oh, me? Well...
  • I moved to London! This has been pretty exciting/stressful, I've moved in with my dad into a great flat with balconies on the Thames. I've even been able to make some friends, which isn't something I do easily!
  • I got a job, and left a job. For the past month I have been working like a dog in an east end pub. Although it was great because I met some good people and made a bit of money I also found it quite a strain - I've lived in London for a month but I haven't done any exploring because all I have done is worked! Anyway, I am now unemployed again - I couldn't stand the pub's poor management any longer, they treated us so badly. But now that I have left, it's like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I am looking forward to seeing all that London has to offer! 
  • I got a Hollywood wax! My first ever waxing experience, and I survived! Let me know if you want to know where I went and all the gory details!
  • I went on the best holiday of my life to date with my boyfriend to Paris - keep your eyes peeled for a gooey full post on my trip!
So, that's what's been going on with me. It's so nice to blog again, it really does feel like I've been chatting to an old friend.
Thanks for reading!


Thursday, 1 August 2013

July|Positive 31 Days, 31 Photos... #31

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Well, here it is folks: the final installment of 31 Days, 31 Photos!


I've been trying to eat healthy recently, and I've been doing quite well. Yesterday mum and I went to Zumba and had to pop in to Waitrose on the way home. 
They had this delicious looking cart stacked with sweet treats: crusty almond croissants  sticky maple pecan plaits and pretty little cupcakes.
Well, it was too good to ignore! I decided to pick a carrot and pineapple muffin which I thought must be vaguely healthy - and anyway, what's the point of anything if you can't treat yourself all the timeoccasionally. 

I hope you've enjoyed reading my 31 Days, 31 Photos posts. It's been really fun and I like how it has made me feel looking back on the photos!



Wednesday, 31 July 2013

July|Positive 31 Days, 31 Photos... #27, #28, #29, #30

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Well, here it is folks: the final installment of 31 Days, 31 Photos! Enjoy! 


On Saturday we had grandma round for lunch. I wore my Rimmel Apocalips Lipgloss. I don't know why I look so tired, I've been going to bed at about 10:30 every night!


On Sunday mum and I took a nice stroll around Bath, I love this walk along the river looking out at the Empire and Weir. It's great to remember that I live somewhere so lovely, most of the time I don't appreciate it!


I've managed to get a trail shift/interview at a local pub in London, so have been searching high and low for a pair of black pumps to wear - as this blurry photo demonstrates!


On Tuesday I made a horrible green smoothie - it was made of Pineapple, Kiwi, Orange Juice, Banana and... Spinach. I don't know that it was the spinach that made it disgusting, but it was horrible. Still, I got to take this fun snap nonetheless!