Wednesday, 30 December 2015

2015 Favourites

As a part of my Reflections on 2015 post I was going to include my ‘favourites’ of 2015, but when I realised just how many categories I had, it became obvious that it needed its own post. One of the things I love most about blogging is reading everyone’s monthly favourites posts, whether it’s just beauty favourites, the TV shows everyone’s been enjoying for the month or just a bunch of unrelated things that have made someone happy for the past 30 days.

I should point out before I jump right in that whilst some categories include only things that were released in 2015 (e.g. films), others are just things that featured heavily this year, or things I discovered for the first time.


Monday, 28 December 2015

Reflections on 2015

As I really enjoyed writing my reflections on blogging so far post, and have been loving reading everyone’s end of year posts, I thought I would take some time to reflect on the crazy year that has been 2015.

Now that I think about it, a lot has happened this year. I wrote a dissertation, finished final year, graduated with a First Class Degree in English Literature with Creative Writing, visited Berlin, travelled around America for three weeks, and spent two months in South East Asia.

If you’d told me all of that at the beginning of the year, I probably would have laughed in disbelief, before sobbing into the unwritten pages of my dissertation.

At the start of the year I thought 2015 would be the year I graduated and found my first grad job, but I am so glad that I put the job hunt on pause and took the time to travel whilst I still can. And having had a bit more interview experience I’m feeling a lot more confident about re-starting my search.


Saturday, 26 December 2015

Top 5 Apps for Travelling

From the moment I realised how many apps we were using on a daily basis whilst travelling, I knew I was going to have to write a post about it. And it wasn’t even just that we were using these apps frequently; we were relying on them to give us the information we needed, to find us somewhere to sleep for the night and to get us from A to B.

There is no end of helpful apps out there which could be of use on your travels, but these are my top 5 recommendations, the ones that we couldn’t have survived without on our trip. Okay, maybe that’s a bit dramatic, but we certainly would have had a completely different travelling experience!


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Christmas #OOTD

Photos by Tom Buckley
I’ve been daring myself for a while to do a fashion post. Like a full-blown hi here I am modelling my own clothes and pretending not to be awkward about it kind of post. I love clothes, and I love reading fashion blogs and swooning over outfit photos, but the prospect of standing in front of a camera and trying to look like I know what I’m doing has always terrified me. Plus, I don’t really consider my wardrobe to be super fashionable.

BUT it’s Christmas, and having missed out on doing Blogmas due to travelling, I also needed to squeeze in a festive post before it was too late. And so was born my Christmas outfit of the day (#ootd).


Sunday, 20 December 2015

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode IV

Ah Sunday Brunch, long time no see!

As it's Sunday and the last of the posts I scheduled for when I was away has been and gone, I thought now was the perfect time for a catch-up post. And I've missed my rambling, nonsensical Sunday Brunch Posts, even if no one else has...

So, where to start?! I'm struggling to properly process everything that's happened over the last two months, and it's already beginning to feel like the trip didn't actually happen. In case you've just stumbled across my blog for the first time or just generally have no idea what's going on, I've just got back from a two monthlong trip in Southeast Asia. And it was AMAZING. It was something I wasn't 100% sure about doing, even once I'd made the decision to go, but I can now say (with complete confidence) that I made the right decision. 


Monday, 14 December 2015

Beauty: Barry M Make Me Blush Cream Blusher

I’ve been intrigued by cream blushers for a while, having seen them start to pop up everywhere. I’m not much of a blusher fan and have never really got on with powder blushes (although on reflection I think this is more to do with the specific products I was trying).

I wasn’t planning on picking up the Barry M cream blusher, but when I was on a little Superdrug haul Barry M was on buy one get one half price. Y’all know how it is.


Monday, 7 December 2015

Beauty: Collection Lip Definers

A month or so ago I had a completely unplanned mini beauty haul at Superdrug when I was out shopping with friends.

I was on the hunt for some lip liners when I came across these lip definers by Collection.


Thursday, 3 December 2015

What's in my Travel Backpack?

Following on from my What's in my Hand Luggage Bag post, I thought I would share my other packing essentials for the rest of the trip.


Monday, 30 November 2015

Beauty: Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless Eyeshadow Palette

I got the Makeup Revolution Beyond Flawless eyeshadow palette at the same time as the Day to Night palette, and I think I might be bold and claim to love it even more. Woah, nothing can hold me back today.

Beyond Flawless is one of Makeup Revolution’s 32 shade Ultra palettes; they have six altogether and I am so tempted by them all. Especially Mermaids Forever. I don’t even wear bright-coloured eyeshadows but it is just so pretty to look at. Plus, mermaids… Do I need another excuse?


Monday, 23 November 2015

8 Things I Miss When I’m Away

This photo is from a completely unrelated trip to St Lucia
As you read this I will be four weeks into travelling in Asia, and although (at the time of writing) I’m am so excited to go and am sure I’m having an amazing time, there are always things you miss when away. The home comforts and things you can’t quite squeeze into your suitcase.

This list excludes the obvious ones like friends and family, of course (hi mum)!


Monday, 16 November 2015

Beauty: Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

I bought the Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation on Sarah Ashcroft’s recommendation, as she said in a video that it was the best foundation that she had ever used. And I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to look like Sarah Ashcroft?

Plus, as I generally have dry skin, I’m always keen for any product which claims to give you a ‘healthy glow’ and ‘hydrated & luminous skin’.

The only Bourjois products I’d used before this foundation were eye products, so I had no idea whether the foundation would agree with my skin – I was purely going on this recommendation.


Monday, 9 November 2015

What I’m Reading Whilst I’m Away

One of the things I’m always most excited about when going on any kind of trip, is guaranteed reading time, whether that’s on the plane, by a pool or during the evening when there are no other possible distractions.

I love reading but I definitely don’t spend as much time reading on a daily basis as I’d like too. There’s always something else going on, someone to distract me or another task I should really be completing.

As I’m away for almost eight weeks, I’ve downloaded a lot of books onto my Kindle, but I thought I’d share five of them with you, to give an idea of the kinds of things I’m looking forward to reading.


Monday, 2 November 2015

Beauty: Benefit – How to Look the Best at Everything

Benefit really wins at packaging doesn’t it? I think I would buy the majority of their products based on their appearance alone and the fact that I could fill my room with pretty things.

This kit is definitely no exception, and for an English Lit graduate, anything packaged to look like a book is going to be an instant hit. And of course, I need to know how to look the best at everything.

I love Benefit’s beauty kits; I received mine as a birthday present, and they just make such good gifts. What’s even better is that you get to try out four different products without having to commit to buying the full-sized versions.


Friday, 30 October 2015

What's in my Hand Luggage Bag?

As 'what's in my bag' posts are ever popular in the blogging and YouTube worlds (aren't we a nosy bunch?), I thought I would share with you what I take in my hand luggage bag when I go away.

This particular bag is what I'm taking on my trip to Southeast Asia, but most of the content is relevant for any flight or journey I take.


Monday, 26 October 2015

21 Thoughts You Have the Day You Go Travelling

As you will probably be aware by now, thanks to my incessant tweets and posts, today I am off to South East Asia for seven and a half weeks! So I just thought I would give you a little insight into what is running through my head as we speak…


Saturday, 24 October 2015

7 Things I've Learnt from Travelling America

Having now completed all of my posts about my trip around the States, I thought I would finish off with a little summary post, i.e. I’m not quite ready to let go just yet…

Plus, with my next travel adventure beginning next week, what better time to reflect on the things I learnt on my last trip, right?

Hopefully the following points will prove that I am now a wiser and more knowledgeable individual (hah, or at least stop me from making the same mistakes again).

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Beauty: Makeup Revolution Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette

The Day to Night eyeshadow palette was my first ever Makeup Revolution product, and I actually hadn’t heard much about the brand before then, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect.

I really love Makeup Revolution’s packaging. The casing of this palette feels quite plasticy and cheap, but the design is classy and it doesn’t look cheap. The packaging definitely doesn’t reflect the affordable price. Winning.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Travel: Los Angeles

So here it is. My final post on our trip to America. But, before you get too sad about that, there will be plenty more travel posts on their way once I’m back from Southeast Asia (plus a few travel-related list posts scheduled for whilst I’m away).

Los Angeles was one of the first places to become a definite stop on the trip when we started planning. I mean you can’t travel America without stopping in LA, can ya? However, I wasn’t convinced that I would love it, having heard from various people that they were a little disappointed.

I think the main problem is that people go there with the image of Beverly Hills in mind, and obviously that’s just one small part of the rather large city.


Sunday, 18 October 2015

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode III

DISCLAIMER: Brunch still not included.

Wow, is it time for another Sunday Brunch post already?!

The last fortnight has mostly comprised of getting things sorted for travelling and trying to blog as much as I can.

I’m super happy to be able to say that I’ve really got ahead with my blogging schedule, so I’ll at least have some posts ready and scheduled to go live whilst I’m away.


Friday, 16 October 2015

Reflections on Blogging So Far

Although I technically set up my blog a long time before, I’ve been posting consistently for exactly six months now. Woohoo. I’d been wanting to write a ‘what I love about blogging’ post anyway, so thought that this was the perfect occasion to reflect on my blogging experience so far.


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Travel: Zion National Park, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon

After a few days in Las Vegas, we picked up our campervan and headed off for a week exploring some of the national parks in the surrounding area.

I was both excited and nervous; excited because I’d never seen anything like the Grand Canyon before, but nervous that somehow between us we had to drive a huge campervan. On the wrong side of the road. In a place with different road rules. Plus, I’d only ever had one camping experience with Tom before, and let’s just say he wasn’t the happiest camper!


Monday, 12 October 2015

Review: Pants on Fire – Ovid’s Metamorphoses

On Friday evening, after devouring too much pizza in Covent Garden, I headed to Earl Haig Hall in Crouch End to see Pants on Fire’s production, Ovid’s Metamorphoses.

The venue itself is a pub, in what used to be a British Legion social club, and Pants on Fire’s production is taking place in Room 2 or the ‘Pop-Up Palais’. It’s an intimate space, with the performance area located on the floor in front of eight or so rows of tiered seating.

The show is adapted from Ovid’s epic Roman poem “The Metamorphoses”, which is a collection of stories and myths that set out to explain the history and beginnings of the world, with the shared theme of transformation between the human and its natural surroundings.


Saturday, 10 October 2015

Review: RHODES – Wishes

Top tracks: Intro, Raise Your Love, Breathe, Your Soul
Songs to skip: Better

Now it’s been no secret on this blog that I love RHODES. If you need to catch up, he’s already featured in Dot to Dot Festival 2014, Dot to Dot 2015 and my post about Boardmasters. I was beyond excited for this album. In fact, I’m pretty sure it’s the only thing I’ve ever pre-ordered from iTunes; usually I will listen to an album on Spotify first before committing to buying it.

One of the things I love most about RHODES’ music is that it feels unassuming and familiar, yet at the same time irrevocably haunting. His songs are beautiful in that melancholic way that sad narratives are captivatingly moving.


Thursday, 8 October 2015

Travel: Las Vegas

Las Vegas was the fourth stop on our American road trip. Although it was somewhere I knew I wanted to see at some point, it was actually Tom who really pushed for it to be a part of this trip, having been there himself a couple of times before and insisting that I needed to experience it.

We flew into Vegas from New Orleans, which gave us some pretty cool views of the Grand Canyon on the way. The Vegas experience really does begin the second you get into the airport, with the baggage reclaim area being full of billboard screens and slot machines.

But before we even began to adjust to the Vegas way of life, we had to get used to the climate change. Whereas Washington D.C., Nashville and New Orleans had been very humid, Vegas was a completely dry heat. And about 10 degrees hotter.


Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Review: James Bay – O2 Academy, Brixton

As I mentioned in my most recent Sunday Brunch Post, last Friday I went to see James Bay at the O2 Academy in Brixton.

I first discovered James Bay about a year ago at the iTunes Festival as a support act, and although I really enjoyed his performance I didn’t properly start listening to him until I came across this live version of Scars. If you watch it you’ll understand why I became obsessed and why I was so keen for his album.

So when I found out that he was doing a UK tour, I didn’t think twice about booking tickets.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

The Sunday Brunch Post, Episode II

 DISCLAIMER: Brunch still not included.

Hey there, and welcome to the second episode of the Sunday Brunch Post. If you’re sitting there with a blank face all confused at what is going on right now, you might want to head over to last fortnight’s post, which will explain everything. Perhaps.


Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Review: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

As I mentioned in my September Now Playing/ Wishlist, I recently saw The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. And by recently I might mean over a month ago, but WOAH time needs to slow down. I’ve wanted to see this play since it debuted in the West End three years ago, as the book features pretty highly in my all-time favourites and I’ve read it more times than I should probably admit.

Why it’s taken me three years to see it is a mystery to all of us, but I finally put my foot down, overruled the student spending tendencies that I still seem to be clinging onto and bought tickets.


Monday, 28 September 2015

Travel: Why Now?

If you follow me on Twitter then you might be aware that I’ve decided to put the grad job hunt on pause, and go travelling for just over seven weeks. If not, then SURPRISE!

This has never really been my plan. Having started the job hunt almost a year ago (with grad schemes and what not) I always kind of assumed that I’d come out of uni and start working pretty much straight away. But I suppose I never once stopped to think about why I thought I would do this or whether it was what I really wanted to do.


Saturday, 26 September 2015

Review: Lianne La Havas – Blood

Top tracks: Unstoppable, Grow, Never Get Enough

It’s time for another music post, and by some crazy coincidence this album also contains ‘blood’ in the title. What is that saying about me?!
As I mentioned back in July, Lianne La Havas’ first album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, is one of my all-time favourite albums, so I had colossal expectations for this one. No pressure.
Having heard the track Unstoppable before the album was released, I was anticipating a change in style with this second album. Blood has a much more electronic foundation than the more acoustic and guitar-led melodies of Is Your Love Big Enough?


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Beauty: L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Primer

I really need to stop beginning my beauty posts with these confessions, but let’s get it over with: the L’Oréal Infallible Mattifying Primer is the first full-size primer I’ve owned. I’m not sure if these revelations are getting better or worse.

That’s not to say that I’d never used a primer, but I’d been jumping from sample to sample from various different brands before I decided that I needed to commit to adding a primer into my everyday makeup routine.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Review: Rent - Simply Theatre

On Saturday night I spent the evening watching Simply Theatre’s production of Rent at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking, because my good friend from school was in the show.

I’ve seen Rent once before, and it was actually another amateur production that the same friend was in, but I know the music really well, having performed a fair bit of it over the years.

Rent is a rock musical by Jonathan Larson, which is loosely based on Puccini’s opera, La bohème. The musical follows a group of young people, predominately artists, and their struggles with poverty, drugs, HIV/AIDS, sexuality and relationships in Bohemian New York.


Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Sunday Brunch Post

DISCLAIMER: Brunch not included.

After posting my September Now Playing/ Wishlist I decided that it would be my final one. It wasn’t just that these posts were getting basically no interaction compared to my other posts, but that I was getting bored of writing them in that format. And if I’m writing this blog for anything it’s got to be for my own enjoyment, right?

Is this where I take a moment to reflect on all the fond memories I have had with my Now Playing/ Wishlist posts? Nope? Okay. Moving on…

So as well as still wanting to have somewhere to share what I’m listening to, watching and reading, I’ve always loved reading other bloggers’ weekly round-up posts on Sundays. I’m sure it’s now going to come as a huge shock to you that I’ve decided to combine the two. I know, I know, I need to calm right down.


Friday, 18 September 2015

Review: Saint Raymond - Young Blood

Top tracks: Fall at Your Feet, I Want You, Wild Heart
Songs to skip: Great Escape, Movie in my Mind

Saint Raymond has featured twice on the blog before; once back in May’sNow Playing/ Wishlist and secondly in my write-up of this year’s Dot to Dot Festival. On both occasions I mentioned how excited I was for his debut album, Young Blood, which was released at the end of June.

You might be wondering why it’s taken me so long to write this review, and honestly it’s because I still can’t quite make up my mind. I really like the album and I listen to it a fair bit, but I’ve kind of been waiting all this time to love it.


Monday, 14 September 2015

Food: Lunch at Itsu, Reading

I don’t know what planet I’ve been living on, but somehow I’ve only become familiar with Itsu recently. Over the past few months I’ve been into London a lot more regularly, for interviews, theatre trips and visiting friends who are gradually all moving there, and I started to notice that there are Itsu stores all over the city.

I don’t know how many times I stared through the windows, drooling over the amazing smells and wishing there was one closer to home so I’d have an excuse to swap my homemade cheese sandwich for some yummy noodles.

So imagine my excitement when Itsu got in contact about the opening of their new store in Reading and invited me down to try out some food.


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - September

I know I say this every month, but September? Already? Are you sure?

More than ever this month it feels like time has sped by scarily fast. I think it’s because for the last eighteen years September has been a time of new beginnings, with a new school or university year beginning, and for the past four years that’s meant a new home and room too.

Watching everyone going back to school and university, or starting grad schemes is making it feel really strange that I’m not off anywhere new yet.

Although it does mean that I’ve had infinitely more time to blog, and to catch up on the things that I love doing – like discovering new music, TV and books for these posts!


Thursday, 10 September 2015

Beauty: My First Palette | Naked, Urban Decay

My second beauty post and straight into my second scandalous revelation: until a month ago I had never owned an eyeshadow palette. Not a single one.

Well this is embarrassing. First off I admit to having no skincare routine and now I’m really showing how behind the times I am. Oh well, we’re all friends here. Right?

So whilst the rest of the blogging and beauty world are swooning over the Naked Smokey Palette (that’s the forth in the series for those of you who are as clueless as me), I’m sat over here trying to work out the first.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Review: Gypsy - Savoy Theatre

I had wanted to see Gypsy for a long time. A really long time. In fact, even when I mentioned it in my Now Playing/ Wishlist back in May, it had already been on my mental wishlist for a while.

As a little joint birthday celebration, Tom and I decided to treat ourselves to a theatre trip at the beginning of August. There were so many things we wanted to see, but Gypsy was my top choice, and although Tom hadn’t heard of it he was happy to trust my judgement and just go with it.


Sunday, 6 September 2015

Introducing Coco

If you follow me on TwitterInstagram or any other form of social media, you’ll probably already be aware that my family recently got a puppy. And be sick of me having nothing else to talk about. Hashtag unemployed life.

But just in case you are as much obsessed with puppies as I am, I thought I’d tell you a little bit more about her. Read: find yet another way to spam your feeds with her little face.


Friday, 4 September 2015

Review: Once Upon a Time Season One

Before twitter the world recently exploded with the drama of PLL (Pretty Little Liars), everyone was talking about Once Upon a Time. And because I’m that far behind the times, I’ve only just finished the first season.

I was immediately intrigued by Once Upon a Time because I love retellings of fairy tales. Having said that, I was also a little dubious as adaptations tend to be a bit hit and miss. It’s easy to fall into a trap of cringe-worthy clichés, but there are some really ingenious retellings out there, both on page and screen.


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Travel: New Orleans

Following on from Washington, D.C. and Nashville, the third stop of our trip was New Orleans. Originally we had been considering getting another Greyhound coach from Nashville to New Orleans, and after experiencing Greyhound between Washington and Nashville, we were so glad that we had opted for the hour-long flight rather than another 14 hours on a coach. I don’t know if I could have done it again so soon.

The journey felt luxurious in comparison, and really flew by. (I’m sorry, that was awful).

We spent a while deliberating how to get from the airport into the French Quarter, with our main concerns being safety issues we’d heard about from friends that had previously been, but in the end we decided to brave the bus. This was definitely the right decision as it was super easy and only cost $2 each for the 40-minute journey to the edge of the French Quarter.


Sunday, 30 August 2015

Beauty: Drops of Youth Bouncy Sleeping Mask - The Body Shop

Okay, here goes. My first ever beauty post.

So I’m just going to apologise in advance if this doesn’t resemble or read like a beauty post in any way at all. But I’m giving it a try!

First off, it’s confession time: before I joined the blogging world I didn’t have any kind of skincare routine. Yep, that’s right, nothing. In fact, the extent of my skincare was to scrape off my makeup with a wipe before bed (shudders) and throw on a bit of moisturiser in the morning (although I’m pretty sure I was actually using a body cream).

But before you click off my blog and unfollow me in disgust, let me assure you that I am now a changed gal. My bank balance may be hating me for it, but my skin is better than ever.


Friday, 28 August 2015

Review: Bugsy Malone – Lyric Hammersmith

Last weekend I headed to the Lyric Hammersmith with my family to see the much raved-about production of Bugsy Malone. The show itself isn’t one I know that well, besides having seen a school production years ago and non-sequential bits of the 1976 film, but it was quite nice to go into the show with very few preconceptions.

I was also pretty excited to be visiting the Lyric for the first time. I love how the bar area looks simple and professional, as well as having a creative and informal feel to it. And I would definitely recommend factoring in enough time for a drink in the roof garden. The performance space itself still holds much of its original 19th century design, and is a lovely auditorium size where I would imagine you can see the stage well from wherever you are sitting. We were on the back row of the circle and had a perfect view.


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Review: All I Know Now - Carrie Hope Fletcher

By the time I finished my English Literature degree, I had countless lists of books I wanted to read for fun. Out of choice. Without anyone telling me to.

I would have liked to add to that ‘without having to analyse every tiny detail’, but unfortunately that’s an approach so deeply engrained in me, that it’s impossible to read  any other way!

Nevertheless, I knew I wanted to start off with something a little lighter than the Victorian poetry with which I’d finished off my degree. I wanted to read something positive, something chatty, and something written within the last decade at least. So I decided on Carrie Hope Fletcher’s non-fiction book, All I Know Now.


Monday, 24 August 2015

Boardmasters Festival 2015

Until last year I’d never actually been to a festival. Not a full-blown weekend camping type, anyway. I’m kind of sad that I left it so late, because I now love them. Having had the best time at Glastonbury last summer, I was really keen to go to at least one festival this year. I had to rule out a lot of June/July festivals due to being in America, and eventually settled on Boardmasters, partly because of the line-up and partly because I wanted to experience something on a completely different scale to Glasto.

I also gave vlogging another go whilst at the festival; Day One and Day Two are up already if you want to watch!

Boardmasters is a music and surfing festival, taking place in Newquay and attracting around 25,000 visitors into the area for the weekend. A standard weekend camping ticket costs around £130, although there are a number of VIP packages which I’d be tempted to try out if I had the money.


Monday, 17 August 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - August

How is it mid-August already?! It’s surprising how fast time is going when I’m not even working or studying, but August has been quite a busy month with birthday celebrations and going to Boardmasters Festival. I also finally got to see Gypsy at the theatre, which featured way back in my May Wishlist. It was even more incredible than I had anticipated, and a full review will be up soon!

But for now, here’s what I’ve had my eye on so far this month…heatrequite a busy month with birthday celebrations and going to Boardmasters Festival. I also finally got to se


Friday, 14 August 2015

10 Reasons I Will Miss Student Life

Seeing all the tweets about people receiving their A Level results and finding out which university they’ll be off to has really started to make it sink in that I’m not going back myself. Although I left for good back in June, I haven’t quite been able to accept the fact that I’m no longer a student yet. Honestly, it just feels like I’m home for summer and will be heading back for another year in September. Sad times.

Anyway, I thought I’d turn my misery into something a little bit productive, and give y’all (yep, my heart’s still stuck in Nashville) a response to my 10 Reasons I am Ready to be a Graduate post with 10 things I’m really going to miss about student life.


Monday, 3 August 2015

Travel: Nashville

After spending two nights in Washington, D.C., we got on a Greyhound coach and headed to Nashville. We knew that this wouldn’t be the most comfortable night’s sleep of our lives, and on reflection I definitely wouldn’t choose this method of travel again unless on an extremely tight budget. It wasn’t so much the coach itself that was the problem, it was more the continuous stopping and unloading of the coach that happened throughout the night, and some of the people also travelling with us.


Saturday, 25 July 2015

10 Reasons I am Ready to be a Graduate

After four amazing but exhausting years at university, last week I graduated with my BA (Hons) English Literature with Creative Writing. I was/am in two minds about leaving uni; and during my final week or two, although I  was sick of the state of my student kitchen, I was also really sad to be doing my ‘lasts’ of everything student related.


Thursday, 23 July 2015

Travel: Washington, D.C.

If you read my Travel Planning post or follow me on Twitter and Instagram, you’ll probably be aware that I recently travelled around America for three weeks with my boyfriend, visiting Washington, D.C., Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Monument Valley, the Grand Canyon and Los Angeles. This is the first of six posts I’ll be writing about the trip, so keep an eye out for the rest or give me a follow on bloglovin to make sure you don’t miss any!


Monday, 20 July 2015

Now Playing/ Wishlist - July

My July Now Playing/ Wishlist is a little late, due to spending three weeks travelling around America and then graduating last week, but I still wanted to share what I’m loving and excited for at the moment.

Travelling posts (and hopefully videos) will be up very soon, so keep an eye out for those too!

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