a surprise party

SOLLYS 21ST BIRTHDAY 

On Sunday 9th September my boyfriend Solly turned 21!!! We got back from our group holiday early Friday morning, so instead of everyone having to make the effort to go on a big night out with absolutely no money left, Sols mum and sister thought it would be an amazing idea to throw him a surprise birthday party. Solly absolutely hates being the centre of attention so everybody was worried he would hate it. I woke up at Sollys house Saturday morning and had to rush him our of the house for the whole day, it was very hard! I dragged him around the high street for a very long time before keeping him hostage at my house until nearly 7. All of our friends kept ringing him, playing up to the surprise party and asking him what we should do to celebrate his birthday. The whole day was so hard because I could not tell him what is going on at his house and Sol begun to think that nobody really cared about celebrating it with him.

At 7:00PM I took Sols to his house to “get changed” before we “went to the pub and watched the football.” Little did he know that when he walked through the back door all his friends and family were singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to him. It was all worth it.

In the end he absolutely loved it and we all had an amazing evening.

For Sols 21st I am taking him to Rome at Christmas!! He was spoilt!!

I love you lots Sol, happy birthday!

5 things I would tell myself as a fresher

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PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE

University is the start of a whole new adventure and if I could change the way I went into freshers week is to of put myself out there. By that I mean get involved in everything. Freshers fairs, flat parties or even just sitting with your flat mates, you always want to make a good first impression and not miss out on anything. Starting University is very difficult, you are suddenly on your own in this tiny bedroom with nobody you know. It is a lot. But putting yourself out there will help with the loneliness and open so many more doors for the rest of the year.

THE PEOPLE YOU FIRST MEET WILL NOT NECESSARILY BE THE PEOPLE YOU HANG OUT WITH ALL YEAR

This is something that I really struggled with. I basically moved into my halls a day late so everybody had already had a night out together, leaving me feeling extremely left out. But i seriously tried my hardest to get involved with everybody but the people I hung out with through freshers (apart from Katie) just were not my kind of people. They were lush and sweet don’t get me wrong but extremely cliquey and coming in a day late it seemed as if they did not have the time of day for me. I got really upset that I was not going to make anymore friends but I was lucky enough to through out the year of met the best girls and boys I know. DO not think you won’t meet anyone else, because you will. You have all year to make best friends.

DON’T ARGUE WITH YOUR FLAT MATES

Unfortunately through out my first year at University my flat mates began to argue with each other due to nobody having my respect for people things. I learnt through the year to just not get involved, when somebody has something wrong wit somebody else, lend an ear but maybe not an opinion. You are living with these people for the whole year so to make it easier get on with everybody even if you don’t agree with what they do. You begin to realise that everybody is completely different so respect each other.

PUT LESS PRESSURE ON YOURSELF

Freshers is bigged up massively whether you are a student or not, this is what University is known for. A whole week of clubbing, socialising and drinking, but this could be new to some people. All I am saying is don’t put pressure on yourself to live up the the freshers expectations. The build up to freshers is huge but it is not the make or break of University life. If you miss a couple of nights out it is not the end of the world, you will be going out socialising for the whole year, so there is no rush to meet lots of people.

MAKE UNIVERSITY YOUR HOME

Because I have a boyfriend and lots of very close friends at home I spent a lot of my weekends travelling back to hang out with them, but although I don’t regret it I wish I made my halls more like my home. Although I was comfortable in my room, I wasn’t that comfortable in my flat. My top tip is to spend as much time there as possible because before you know it you will be back home again for the Summer, and let me tell you know… I am bored!! I can’t wait to go back.

Good luck to all you first years, I am jealous of you all! First year is the best!!

just keep going

My cute new top from ASOS, I love tie front tops at the moment. This one is extremely summery but the sleeves are quite tight. If anything I would get it a size bigger like the model on ASOS. 

A Glastonbury lunch with my lovely friend Chloe, we always save some time for a catch up whether that is food, a coffee or even a gym session. She is a big fitness freak and a huge inspiration, you should follow her instagram!

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A pint in Weston Super – Mere after a quick sun bed. I have only ever had 2 sun beds and that was just before Boomtown because I wanted to look tanned, I would never get them on a regular. My friend Chloe here loves them!! (this is a different Chloe)

Boomtown in the rain with my bestie. I love this photo I find it so funny that we are absolutely soaked but still having the time of our lives. P.s. I lost this pink jumper on the Saturday night 😦 heartbreaking!!

A Prezzo lunch to celebrate my sisters A – Level results, A*AA – how amazing!! Alice and my brother Jack are both off to University this year, Birmingham and Exeter.

My brother coming home for the weekend after his 1st week out of 4 of his pre season rugby training in Exeter. 

A quick trip to the garden centre with my mum, trying to get University room inspiration. I want to cover the whole room in picture, pretty colours and lots of plants! But how do I do that on a budget?

I am not going to lie but at the moment I am extremely bored. Being home for such a long time with not many shifts at work is becoming very hard haha! I am the type of person who needs to be busy all the time. And when all my friends and boyfriend work Monday – Friday and I work weekends it is pretty hard to fill up my days. Yes I am writing lots of blog posts, going to crossfit and catching up with friends but I am also so ready to get back to University. I want routine, I want to get a part time job and I want to get back to being busy 24/7.

But today is my last shift before spending bank holiday weekend with everybody. I then only have 1 week before we all jet off to Malaga!! I have an exciting month and I cannot wait!!

When is everyone else heading back to Uni?

dinner at the Pig Hotel, near Bath

Mums birthday dinner!!

Dress – Forever 21

Miami to Orlando

Naples for the night

Parasailing

On Tuesday 7th August my whole family went over to The Pig near Bath where my parents were staying for the night to celebrate my Mums birthday. It was an extremely posh farm hotel with all 100% organic food. I ate a lot of fish, squid for a starter and plaice as a main.

The restaurant is completely in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by fields and a gorgeous garden. My parents are completely living the high life at the moment going from hotel to hotel with my dads work.

City of Love

J’adore Paris – 35mm

Around 3 years ago my cousins and I spent a couple nights in Paris. We ate, we drank and visited every sight there is to the point our feet were in pieces. For some stupid reason I wore high heels on the day we visited the Eiffel Tower and by the end my feet were in 2, I do not wear high heels and I don’t think I ever have since. My mum booked this trip to Paris for us and placed us in the gay capital of Paris so going out in the evenings was hilarious. We met the funniest people while sat drinking funky cocktails.

I used a 35mm lens camera to take thee photos and they came out amazing. I love the look of disposable cameras and this is just a better quality version. It made the whole trip look extremely vintage and old fashion which is the style I love. I haven’t used this camera since because I just have to found an occasion. There is so much technology these days, when i go abroad I would be taking 3 cameras.

Paris is definitely somewhere I would visit again but there are a lot more city breaks that I want to do first including Berlin, Dublin, Amsterdam, Rome and I would definitely rush back to Barcelona first!!

I am currently getting all my outfits together for Boomtown on Thursday, how exciting!! Typical that the weather had done a complete 1-80, now its meant to be raining this weekend.

Portugal 2018

PORTUGAL 2018 – FAMILY HOLIDAY

I have finally finished my Portugal video!! I tried out some new effects, such as glitches and fast zooms. Instead of making this video out people I was planning on making it slightly more artistic, but unfortunately I made it once amazingly and lost it. So I had to stick with this version. I am still proud of it but upset about how bad the quality is once I have put it on Youtube.

Flower power & Pina coladas

A beautiful day for a beautiful beach

Óbidos Castle: a different day, a different beach

Berlinga Island

If you want to see it in better quality have a look on my Instagram account @emilymaythorne!! I DON NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THIS SONG: Louis the Child – Slow Down Love.

I hope you enjoy it anyway!

In need of vitamin sea

Sao Marinho Do Porto beach on a beautifully sunny day.

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Jack and I getting out of the sea in the Golden Hour!

Cute little shops below and  surrounding Obidos Castle.

There were decorated bikes everywhere in Portugal. We came to the conclusion that they were our version on scarecrows or something, haha!

The best spaghetti carbonara I have had in a very long time!! After a day at the beach we were all desperate for Italian food (apart from my brother who just craves meat.) We found the cutest little resturent just by the beach with the nicest waitresses and the best food.

Alice and I ‘paddle boarding,’ haha! The tide was so strong this day that my Mum and Dad pulled us along on there kaiak, how lazy are we.

My brother and I enjoying the freezing cold sea. The waves were massive this day we were being completely swept away.

Our family villa. What a beautiful view!!

Another picture from Obidos Castle, the place was so beautiful and filled with colour.

BBQ time!! 

The first day at the beach, obviously holding a nice, cold mojito!

A little TB of my family holiday in Portugal. I can not wait to go away in September with my friends!! Although England is sunny, there is nothing like a holiday. Summer is the best!