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!

the best week ever

MALAGA 2018

This year my friends and I actually backed up our ideas and booked our first group holiday. There was 17 of us so the organising was extremely stressful. I managed to find an amazing 20 person villa in Malaga on Home and Away, which had a private pool, slide, hot tub, outside bed and even a bar on the balcony. The only thing is it was in the middle of nowhere! Malaga is such a beautiful place and I am disappointed in myself that I did not take more pictures, but most of the days we spent chilling around the pool, catching some sun and making ourselves sex on the beach at our own bar. It was honestly the most amazing way to end the holiday before some of us went back to University and I wouldn’t definitely put myself through the stress of organising it again next year. It was so worth it!!

I have taken a lot more photographs on my cameras but my laptop is in repair, so there is no way of me to download them!! But a quick update; I have moved back to University and moved into my house! It is just me and 3 other girls so I am extremely excited for the next year. Lots of exciting things are coming!!

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!

https://www.instagram.com/clo.pez/

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.

boom boom boom

BOOMTOWN 2018

It is currently the Wednesday after Boomtown and I am sat on my bed trying to recover. I feel like I have so much to do but my brain will not let me, the Boomtown blues are real. This is the only festival I have this year and it makes me so sad that I have to wait for such a long time for another. These are the only photographs I got on my phone through the whole weekend as I spent most of my time taking videos and trying to fill up my disposable cameras.

This weekend Solly and I are going camping so I am trying to organise all of our stuff to make it perfect. I hope the weather get better!! Today I will get half of my disposables printed and I can’t wait. I feel like I have so much going on the next couple of weeks. Camping, BBQ and birthdays, Malaga, my boyfriends birthday, visiting London again and then the move back to University. I am trying to write lots of lists to make sure everything gets done.

Happy Wednesday everybody!

Sundaysssss – The Shard & Meat Liqour

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

THE SHARD

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!!

MEAT LIQUOR

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!

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?

Top – Urban Outfitters

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.