a safari trip to the desert

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SAFARI DESERT TRIP / DINNER & ENTERTAINMENT

One of our evenings in Dubai we spent in the desert. We got picked up by a man who works for the Desert Safari company and he took us around the desert. We went dune bashing and for a buffet dinner, where we had fire and belly dancing for entertainment. This was definitely one of my favourite evenings! It was so much fun sussing out such a different culture.

Dress – Motel Rocks (I also had the worst hairstyle this evening I am extremely sorry about that, haha!)

Happy good Friday everyone! How excited are you all for a warm 4 day weekend? I have today off but am working most of Saturday and Sunday – which is annoying but ok because I need to build up the bank account ready for the Summer! This weather is stopping me from revising and getting me too excited to finish. I just want to be on holiday again!

live in the moment | p.t 2

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The next part of my ‘live in the moment’ sequence. Over the past 3 weeks I have been extremely busy. I had a lot of University work to complete before going to Dubai which became extremely stressful. On the weekend before I broke up for Easter, Sol came to visit me in Bournemouth and went to crazy golf near Christchurch. We love to play mini golf but we got a bit bored because it was so busy but then we ate some of their amazing food, sat outside in the sun!!

Today I am going shopping in Bristol with my Mum and Brother because I need to get some more jeans and little bits and bobs. I am obsessed with clothes at the moment, I can’t stop shopping!! I then have work this evening and tomorrow evening before having Friday off. I am concentrating on getting A LOT of University work done this Easter so that when I go back it is just going over my revision rather than learning new stuff. Busy busy busy!!

the tallest building in the world

BURJ KHALIFA

On our first full day in Dubai, we spent the evening at Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. The highest viewing point is 163 floors but it is not accessible. The top floor we were able to view from was 555 metre high, “At the Top Sky.”

After we watched the sunset from the top of the building, we travelled back down and watch the Dubai Fountain Show out the front. As you can see from the photographs it was incredible!

N.A.S.A. Space Kennedy Centre – Millitary Satillite 2016

Zugspitze Mountain

Font Magica de Montjuic – The Magic Fountain

We ate a lovely dinner just outside the building called Serafina Dubai, where my dad and brother were able to drink Thatchers and I was able to have an Expresso Martini!! Such a surreal evening.

waking up in paradise

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THE PALM – JUMEIRAH

I am now home from an amazing 5 nights in Dubai. I couldn’t write any blogs because of the wifi so I have a lot to update you on. Although the holiday was extremely relaxing we were also so busy. My mum planned for us to do something every single evening.

We spent the first day at The Meddirra hotel where my parents had been staying two nights before Alice, Jack and I arrived. We had the most amazing flight over with Emerites and after sitting on a plane for 7 hours I have now decided after University I want to become an air hostess!!! Travelling the world for free and earning a profit, what could go wrong?

We flew over night so we arrived in Dubai at 7:00AM local time, which is 4:00AM in England. I then did not sleep the whole day until the evening to sort my sleeping pattern. The first day was the hottest, it reached 39 degrees and blonde me thought my skin could handle it even after 6 months with no sun. I then got completely burnt and couldn’t go out in it the next day, hahah!

Bikini: Zaful (new favourite)

casa aventura – a villa for 20

A beautiful day for a beautiful beach

A day in the South | Tenerife

On another note, I have booked to go to Alicante at the end of the Summer with 20 of my friends and booked to go to Madeira with my bestie Katie!! I am also looking to go to Berlin and hopefully a short holiday with Solly. As you can tell, I want to spend my whole Summer abroad ahah!

ladies that lunch

TWELVE EATERY – VEGAN RESTAURANT

I had a very exciting week last week going for lots of little brunch’s. For my University project I have to create a news feature about anything we want, so I am writing one about the health benefits of veganism. This is an interesting topic for me, as I believe that one day (when I can afford really nice food) I will be a vegan. I am currently giving up meat for lent and am really enjoying it. I don’t even miss eating any type of meat as there are so many other options. I am giving myself a day off on my birthday, just so I can treat myself on my 21st!!

This restaurant Ellie, Katie and I went to is a new vegan place that has opened up in Bournemouth. I have never eaten there before so we went for a cute brunch, which ended up being quite posh. I would definitely say we had a light lunch as all of us were still hungry after but I definitely enjoyed what I ate and would recommend giving them a visit.

I am extremely interested in my health and fitness at the moment. I have thrown myself into the gym and have been eating extremely well (for a Universtiy student.) This week I have no motivation to do anything productive because I am so excited for the weekend. I am turning 21 and am celebrating with all of my friends!! Keep updated with everything on my Instagram – @emilymaythorne.

live in the moment | p.1

I am going to start a new series called ‘live in the moment’ where I update you on everything I have been up to over the past 3 week. I love to take photographs as you all know and I feel like this is the best way to share everything with you. I am slowly getting back into the swing of blogging as my life is getting busier, getting involved with bloggers events and exciting new adventures coming up. In less than 2 weeks I am flying out to Dubai for our family to be reunited and I cannot wait! After that I am home for Easter for 2 weeks, so I can revamp before a busy last month at Uni, how scary!

Happy Wednesday everybody! This week I am spending a lot of time in the library completely 2 of my final assignments before Easter. This weekend Solly is coming to visit which I am extremely excited about, I feel like I haven’t seen him in ages. I am trying to make sure I do everything I can before my second year of Uni is over. I don’t want it to end I am having so much fun!

Have an amazing rest of your week.

 

stary eyed event!

This amazing bag is my friend Dees from NastyGal

STARY = STAY AWAY FROM WORRY

On Saturday I spent the afternoon at a Bournemouth Bloggers event with Stary Eyed. It is a new upcoming brand run by two lovely ladies called Gemma and Claire. They have been best friends for 25 years and decided to create a company with various products lifestyle and homeware based.

This SS19 collection showcase took place at a beautiful hotel in Southampton called HarBAR on 6th. It overlooked the harbour and a lot of Southampton which made the event that much more enjoyable.

The product they sell are extremely beautiful and you know they have been created with a lot of care. They gave us a set of stunning earring which resemble a star and space ship, in black. I have never owned plain black earring before so I am excited to wear them. We also got given their brands statement t-shirt which is two red stars covering the boobs, haha! Yasmine, Tia and I are going to take photographs in them.

Another amazing event organised by Bournemouth Bloggers.

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AN AMAZING VEGAN BRUNCH

For my latest University project I had to create a news feature about anything I wanted, so I decided to create one about ‘The Explosion of Vegansim.’ To do this I had to visit different vegan restaurant and gather different opinions.

Katie and I went to ‘Mad Cucumber’ at the top of Bournemouth town for brunch. As you can see from the bottom photograph it was delicious. For lent, Katie and I have given up meat which I am currently struggling with as I am going out for Thai food this evening, haha! On my birthday I did eat a little bit of meat (because it was my birthday) but I have never felt so bloated afterwards. Your body adapts extremely quickly.

This restaurant had a lot of Glastonbury vibes which made it extremely comfortable and friendly.

my birthday weekend snap shots

Sol and I stayed for 1 night in the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel, on Park Street in Bristol. The hotel was so lovely and extremely up market for myself and Sol.

Opening my presents from Sol and his mum on Monday morning. He got me lots of little bits such as trainers, earrings, joggers and a trip to an Eco Pod in Devon, May bank holiday weekend!

We went for dinner Sunday evening at San Carlo restaurant which is an amazing Italian on Park Street.

 

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Sol in San Carlo.

My massive chocolate cake from my Dad and Sister! It is going to take a long time to finish this.

My pina colada and I at Dinner Sunday evening!

Bristol Marriotts amazing pool. We spent Sunday and my birthday morning lounging around in this spa.


A cheese cake that the Miller & Carter brought over to me at breakfast while I was sat all on my own!! Sol and I spent most of my birthday eating at buffets. We had a buffet breakfast and went to Zaza Bazars for lunch, a day full of food.