WHAT A WEEKEND!!
This weekend I spent turning 21!! I had the best weekend up in Bristol with all my friends and boyfriend. I will be posting another post about the whole weekend but here my favourite pictures from Saturday. I cannot believe I am 21!! Ahhh.
Mums birthday dinner!!
Dress – Forever 21
Miami to Orlando
Naples for the night
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.
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
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!
Dress – Misguided
You have probably come across a lot of dresses in this style before, I bought this one around this time last year so I don’t think they sell this pattern anymore but they definitely still sell this style of dress. I have only actually worn this once and that was for my boyfriends birthday last September, but I thought it was appropriate for going up The Shard. Its fancy but not too fancy.
Sunday 22nd July
On Sunday my Dad was on his way through London as he was going to stay at my Auntie Gillys the night before he flew back to Saudi Arabia, so he stopped of late afternoon to see me. I have not seen anyone from home since I have been here, although it has only been 2 weeks it is always nice to see a familiar face.
I met him at London Underground station, where we got search and made our way to the bar in The Shard. I have never actually been up The Shard before but it was definitely something on my bucket list to do while I was here, so there was no better time to do it that when my Dad would be paying, haha!
If you did not know The Shard is the tallest building (at the moment) in London. Inside is a hotel, multiple bars and restaurants, it is extremely expensive and fancy as you can see from the pictures.
My weekend in Photos
Dad and I got a nice window seat and chatted about life with two glasses of champagne in the GONG bar. It was really nice to be able to spill the beans on absolutely everything that had been going on the past two weeks!!
After I had been with Dad I went for dinner with my two University friends Joey and Kimia. I hadn’t actually seen Joey yet so was exciting to spend time with him in London! We chilled at Hyde Park for a bit before making our way over to Meat Liquor in Oxford Street. I hadn’t eaten much all day so this burger was perfect! You should follow Kimias food page on Instagram – Kimiaeats – where she post all her food!!
Overall I had the best weekend and I can’t believe it is nearly the end of my time in London, it has been the time of my life. I will definitely be back!
Thursday 28th June
On Thursday we had a very lazy morning and then spent the whole afternoon at The Lagoon (a salt water lake), this is what our view is of when we look out over our balcony. My brother, sister, cousin and I did paddle boarding but my auntie, uncle, mum and dad did kaiaking. The wind was so so strong that Alice and I were not strong enough to move through the current. We would look back at the hut where we hired the boards and hadn’t moved anywhere, ahah! We started to get so frustrated, that dad and mum pulled us along on their kaike. We felt like royalty, haha!
In the evening, Alice and I cooked for everyone (well we cooked the bolognese and mum made the spaghetti, salad and garlic bread, haha!) This was while everybody was watching the football.
Victoria Secret – Water Blooms & Amber Romance
When my Dad is coming home from Saudi, he picks up a Victoria Secret spray for Alice, Mum and I. This time he got me a different flavour which I love!! I am also a bit obsessed with my Mums.
At the moment I am using the Amber Romance and Mum is using Water Blooms – this one smells very fresh!
Tuesday 26th June
We travelled to a different beach that my Dad found on google maps and it was beautiful. So old, filled with lots of pretty houses and a very clear sea. My cousin Kieran, Jack and I went paddle boarding and my uncle caught the best photographs, ahha! This won’t be the last time we are going to try paddle boarding this holiday. This beach is called Sao Marinho Do Porto.
Pictures of us paddle boarding, haha! As you can see I was not the best but practice makes perfect.
After a full day in the sun shine we went for a nice drink at a brand new restaurant just around the corner, on the sea front. We are going to head back there for dinner one evening before we go home, as the owner seemed lovely!
On our drive home we found a fruit and vegetable stand on the side of the road, so we stopped off to check it out. We picked up half of a massive watermelon and a box of strawberries!!
Playsuit – ASOS
This was an exciting second day!!