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.

 

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.

pumpkin pickin’

SOPLEY FARM – PICK YOUR OWN

Is it halloween season if you don’t pick your own pumpkin? Today my friends and I went to Sopley farm in Christchurch where you are able to go and pick your own pumpkin. In the Summer it turns into a strawberry farm and in the Winter you are able to cut your own Christmas tree. I never really get into Halloween, I never get that dressed up or decorate my house, I just never understood the point. But this year has been so much fun! Although I’m not actually going out on Halloween, I spent the whole weekend dressed up with my friends.

Maybe next year I will make more of an effort, who knows.

 

the summer of 2018

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!

chapter 10

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BOOMTOWN 2018

My disposables are finally back from Boomtown, bits from London and New Forest camping with Solly. I am so excited to share these photos because I am so happy with how they came out. Disposable cameras are so much fun because you take a photo and completely forget you have even taken it before you get them printed out. Boomtown was so much fun this year, my friends and I had such a good time.

I am going to put all my disposable pictures up in my University room and surround them in loads of plants. Uni is coming round so quickly and I want to make my new house my home, so I am going to put a lot of effort into making it look really nice. Exciting!!

a sour dough breakfast

A sour dough breakfast

At the moment I am loving sour dough bread. Cutting down on gluten is doing wonders for my body, especially while I am trying to work out 5 days a week. I am going to Malaga in less that 2 weeks with all my friends and the thought of getting into a bikini surrounded by my tiny friends terrifies me so the only way to make myself feel more confident is to act it.

“Confidence isn’t ‘will they like me,’ confidence is ‘I will be fine if they don’t.’

If I was going to recommend any diet it is a gluten free one and we are lucky enough to live in a day and age where there is a replacement for anything. Chickpea pasta, gluten free bread… so much more!! I am so excited to go back to University and cook my own meals. I have already made a huge pinterest folder full of healthy, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian meals. I am eager to experiment.

This is a really nice and easy breakfast, it is full of good fats, protein and very little gluten. It is also extremely tasty. I LOVE SALMON, I could snack on salmon all day but I need to make the most of it while I am home because I won’t be able to afford it back in Bournemouth.

The ingredients for this breakfast just include; sour dough bread, avocado, pouched eggs and salmon. So tasty!!

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!

The beginning of the Summer…

If you have followed my blog for a while you would know that I make little videos of everything I do. I have had absolutely no motivation to make any at the moment but finally picked myself up and put together a ‘Beginning of the Summer’ video, more like a Spring 2018 video to be honest! These are all videos from January to May, including the BU Summer Ball, University fun, Love Saves the Day, a weekend in Bath, Bristol and a lot more.

Hopefully throughout the Summer I will be making a lot more, let me know if you like it!

BU Summer Ball – Just a couple of eggs

SUBU Summer Ball – Bournemouth University

At the end of the year, Bournemouth University puts on a a Summer Ball which is more like a festival, where all the students dress up as anything they want and spend the whole day partying. This year the line up was not as good, last year they had Chase & Status and My Nu Leng! But this year they had MK, Friction and a couple other DJs. The whole event was put on amazingly, although it was quite small it was like a festival. They had lots of different dance tents including a Bestival, Foreverland and Apple Bum stage.

As you can see, myself and 4 other girls dressed up as eggs. It sounded like a good idea and we got a lot of compliments but it was absolutely boiling. By the time it got to me taking off my egg and wearing my Topshop glittery dress, I was so sweaty it didn’t look good, haha!

The whole day was absolutely amazing, the best send of to first year with all my friends – I couldn’t ask for a better group of people at University!

Roll on the rest of the Summer!!