live in the moment

 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.

 

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Scarf – Primark & Coat – BrandyMelville 

Its a Tuesday morning and I am sat at my desk looking out into the rainy street. How was it Summer 2 weeks ago? Through the heatwave I went to London for the day with my best friend Katie, as I had a placement interview with Jane Carr (which I got wooo!) The next day, Katie, Ellie and I sat at the beach in the evening and watch the sunset. It was so beautiful and as you can see it was the perfect golden hour.

These photos were taken on my Olympus Pen camera which I haven’t got out in a while, but after taking such stunning photographs I am definitely going to be taking it out more.

Tomorrow Katie and I have to get up at 4:00AM to work a full day at Cheltenham Ladies Day. I am half excited, half pooing myself as I know the people there will be big spenders and put a lot of pressure on us behind the bar. Although I am worried, the money I earn just from the one day will pay for my whole birthday weekend!! On Monday I am turning 21 – so old. I can not believe how quickly this has come around. I have got a full weekend of fun planned, but before then I have a big deadline on Friday. So a very stressful week for me, considering I have no motivation to do anything due to my excitement!!

the best of 2018

NOTHING BUT LOVE & HAPPINESS IN 2019

It is the morning after New Years Eve and I have entered the New Year in an amazing mind set. TIME TO GET MY SHIT TOGETHER.

Here are my best photos of 2018, everybody knows how much I love photos. This year I have done so much. Travelled, been to festivals and made so many amazing friends – I could not of done much more. But 2019 is going to be bigger and full of nothing but smiles.

I have just started reading a book called “The Power of Now” – it has opened my mind and way of thinking. 2019 is about being more spiritual and start to believe that everything happens for a reason, what will be will be. Everybody just needs to love the life they live because you will only be here once. A quote to take into the New Year is “I am in charge of how I feel and today I chose happiness.”

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE. I HOPE YOUR HEARTS ARE  FULL OF LOVE, JOY AND HAPPINESS.

what & who am i most proud of in 2018

WHAT AM I PROUD OF?

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1. I COMPLETED MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WITH A 2:2 &  2:1 ON MY EXAM!

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2. COOKED MY FIRST EVER ROAST DINNER WITH MY COURSE GIRLS

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3. I LOST MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WEIGHT – THANK GOD

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4. I GOT 3 WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE SUMMER WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS!

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5. I ACTUALLY ORGANISED THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER FOR 17 PEOPLE TO MALAGA!

WHO AM I PROUD OF?

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SOLLY IS NOW A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AFTER YEARS OF WORKING SO HARD AT HIS APPRENTICESHIP!

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MY SISTER GOT A*AA IN HER A LEVELS AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK – GETTING HER INTO BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY!!

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MY MUM TOOK A HUGE STEP IN SEPTEMBER AND MOVED OUT TO SAUDI ARABIA WITH MY DAD, HOW CRAZY! (always proud of my dad)

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AND I AM PROUD OF MY LOVELY BROTHER JACK FOR GETTING INTO EXETER UNIVERSITY AND FINALLY COMING OUT OF HIS SHELL 🙂

 

 

always time for a coffee

Conto Lounge, Winton

On a rainy, autumn day my friend Katie and I went for a nice coffee (she got a hot chocolate) at the Conto Lounge on Winton high street. I think I spend around £20 a week on a nice coffee, the addiction I getting a bit ridiculous.

So the weather has taken a turn for the worst, it is officially winter and my mood is at an all time low. It is the beginning of my reading week and I am spending it at my boyfriends house. The fact I have the whole week off is stressing me out, I have so much I need to do and feel like I won’t get it all done. Solly also has his exam to become a qualified electrician on Friday. I am staying with my boyfriend all week as my Mum has officially moved out to Saudi Arabia to be with my Dad and I am not going to see either of them until Christmas. My house is so cold and empty.

The weather is definitely affecting everybody’s moods, it is dark by 5PM and I just want the Summer back already.

Happy November everybody! Time to get into the Christmas spirit.

A morning at a Market & a touch on kindness

Thursday 28th June

As my brother, sister and cousin Kieran wanted to spend the morning at a gym, the rest of us thought we would go and pick up some fruit and vegetables from a local market. I love markets!! They are so pretty and a great place to people watch. Looking at the difference in culture is crazy, but I find it extremely interesting. The market was so pretty, even the buildings around it were coated in lovely pastel colours. Colours like this are my favourite, I just love looking at bright places.

Alice and I cooked for everybody in the evening, a delicious bolognese just after the England World Cup match. What did you all think of it? Pretty boring?

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KINDNESS

I have wanted to talk about something like this for a while, and I think while being away from home it is a great time to do so. It is always good to get away from any negativity.

“The world is filled with nice people, if you can’t find one, be one”

Kindness is extremely underrated. For me, there is one trait I try my hardest to always be and a trait I look for in other people – that is to be kind.

According to the latest research, people who are generous benefit from their behaviour, from lower stress levels to happier relationship and it can also reduce the risk of heart disease. Being kind is a simple concept that we take for granted in those that we surround ourselves with. The most obvious benefit is that is makes others feel good, and while making others happy, you also inspire them to want to do something kind for somebody else. When you commit to such a simple act, those around you will take note and it becomes contagious.

“A more kindness, a little less judgmental”

It is about less finger pointing and more smiling. Give a compliment to the girl who’s dress you like, say good morning to the guy who is making your coffee in Starbucks, tell your parents that you love them. But most of all, learn to say thank you to those who do their best to help you. It is about less judgment on other peoples lives and a bit more kindness.

“No act of kindness, however small, is ever wasted”

You know people who feel appreciated will do so much more than they are wiling to, we all have our bad days and we all have mood swings, so just a few kind words coming from you will probably make them feel better. Everyone is going through their own struggle, no matter how big or small. It doesn’t give you the right to judge people on their own insecurities, because do you honestly, does it make you feel better when you are pointing out somebodies weakness?

I am just trying to say that a pinch of kindness never hurt nobody. It is time that people learn the importance of self love, why they should be kind to themselves and then understanding that everybody deserves happiness.

Remember… your smile is contagious.

Bath Shopping & Jamie Olivers Diner | Day out in Bath

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Wednesday 26th July 2017

At the moment, my mum has two students staying for two weeks from Spain and France as she is teaching them English. They are both 16 so while I have not been at work I join them on their days out. Valentine from France has been studying Jamie Oliver at school so mum thought it would be a good idea to take her there as there is not any of these restaurants in France. I have only been to the Jamie Oliver’s Diner in Convent Garden, which I will be going back to in August so it was nice to try out the one in Bath. The restaurant is very hidden as it is down a thin alleyway, but after getting very lost we finally found it. To eat I go Jamie’s Big Five Salad but got the small version of it with a side of sweet potato fries. This was so that I could fit in the vanilla, strawberry shortcake.

The service in this restaurant was really good, everybody was extremely polite and the food was perfect. It was all delicious and I have nothing bad to say about any of it.

After we had lunch we did a little bit of shopping. I did not buy much just a little bit of jewellery and a new top for this weekend. It was from Urban Outfitters and I will share it with you on Sunday.

Finally finished college!

3 years

img_8243It is official. I have finally finished all of my coursework and completed college. As I have said, I did A – Levels the first year, did not do too well, then started a Broadcast Media course in my second year. I am glad I did this as I am very content with my life now to

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move away to University in September. Where as last year, I was a bit of a mess and think it would of been the worst idea to of moved.

I have grown up a lot in a year and think that now it is definitely time for me to get away from here. I have now got the whole of the Summer to do whatever I want, with no stress and I am excited. I will be keeping you all updated on what I am doing and will be spending way more time on my blog. I have a lot of ideas so press the follow button so that you don’t miss a post!

These are a couple of photos that were put on snapchat the day I finished college. This weekend is amazing weather, so I will be taking a lot of pictures to share.

 

 

 

love!

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My BFF Kels

So over the past 4 days my close friend Kelsey has been stuck in hospital after being in a horrible car crash. A 4×4 went straight into the side of her, causing her to get cut out of her car and air lifted to hospital, to then discover that she has broken her pelvis in two places. This could not of happened at a worse time for Kels, as many of our exciting events are coming up in less than a week. Nothing will be the same with her not there and the fact she will be missing out on her favourite day of the year – Love Saves the Day – really upsets me! Kels is very lucky to of come away with only a broken bone as the crash was very suveere and really, she is very lucky to even be alive.

Today Kels is coming out of the hospital and returning home which is a very good sign. When the unexpected happens, we have to do is make the best out of a bad situation and all our friends will make sure that she still has an unforgettable Summer. Although she will not be able to come to a couple of events in June, we will make up for the loss of time in August and September.

I wish Kels a very safe and speedy recovery. A lesson to be learnt from this is to not expect anything and to appreciate everything. Something like this puts everything into perspective and makes you see what really matters.