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!!
WHAT AM I PROUD OF?
1. I COMPLETED MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WITH A 2:2 & 2:1 ON MY EXAM!
2. COOKED MY FIRST EVER ROAST DINNER WITH MY COURSE GIRLS
3. I LOST MY FIRST YEAR OF UNIVERSITY WEIGHT – THANK GOD
4. I GOT 3 WEEKS WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE SUMMER WORKING IN PUBLIC RELATIONS!
5. I ACTUALLY ORGANISED THE BEST HOLIDAY EVER FOR 17 PEOPLE TO MALAGA!
WHO AM I PROUD OF?
SOLLY IS NOW A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AFTER YEARS OF WORKING SO HARD AT HIS APPRENTICESHIP!
MY SISTER GOT A*AA IN HER A LEVELS AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK – GETTING HER INTO BIRMINGHAM UNIVERSITY!!
MY MUM TOOK A HUGE STEP IN SEPTEMBER AND MOVED OUT TO SAUDI ARABIA WITH MY DAD, HOW CRAZY! (always proud of my dad)
AND I AM PROUD OF MY LOVELY BROTHER JACK FOR GETTING INTO EXETER UNIVERSITY AND FINALLY COMING OUT OF HIS SHELL 🙂
THE SUMMER OF 2018
It has been a long time coming, but I have finally finished my Summer video!! I couldn’t complete this one until the end of September because I still had Boundary Brighton to attend but I am so excited to share this one!! I have not made a video in ages due to just not being passionate about it, I felt like the videos I have made since my ‘Highlights of 2017’ video have not been the best, but I love this one.
Song: Nina Fernandes – Your eyes
I hope you enjoy!
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!
Dress – TopShop
This is literally my favourite dress at the moment, it was a very spontaneous buy and different to what I would normally wear as I don’t think I have ever owned anything orange because of my blonde hair. But it works so I would recommend!!
Saturday 21st July
On Saturday my best friend Katie – KT – from University came to visit me in London. She only lives in Gatwick so it is not far for her so she had to come to London for the day while I was here!
I decided we should go to Notting Hill as neither of us had been there before and I heard it is a very funky place. When we got off the underground at Notting Hill station we were so confused. I kind of assumed that when we got there the market would be on our doorstep but I was completely wrong. We found a farmers market and I just assumed that this is all there was, so we stopped at had an early lunch at Zizzis – not very adventurous of us.
We were sat there for quite a long time because we had sooooooo much to catch up on. You have probably seen KT on my blog before on my blog but she is my flat mate from University and we had not seen each other for around 2 months. Going from seeing each other to not seeing each other at all meant we had too much to talk about, but you will definitely be seeing more of her on here very soon.
Before we were about to get the Underground to Chelsea to go ‘Made in Chelsea’ star spotting, I suggested that we just walk a bit further past the station and see what we find. LUCKILY, us venturing out meant we found the huge market and it was so much fun. As you can see from the pictures Notting Hill is filled with flowers, colour and pretty houses.
After walking right to the end of the market (there are a lot of stores) we thought it was best to start making our way to a station to get to Chelsea. Little did we know… that a lot of the stations shut between 2:00PM – 5:30PM on a Saturday and a Sunday to stop traffic – LONDONERS PLEASE TAKE THIS IN!! So after walking miles, we just decided to get a bus to Camden. By the time we had settled down it was time for KT to go back home 😦
Sorry I have been a bit MIA, been super busy trying to make the most of my time in London with friends, my cousins and just making sure I explore!