Saturday, 23 July 2011


This week I graduated. It seems rather strange and I hear myself asking the same question I have heard many mutter.. where did uni go? It doesn't feel like that long ago I was moving into my halls as a nervous eighteen year old. Yet this week I found myself walking across the stage of the Barbican theatre, in my Vivienne Westwood designed gown, arm outstretched and ready to receive my degree.
I enjoyed the day enormously and one thing that really warmed my heart was Terry Pratchett. He was there to receive his fellowship from Kings. He was so lovely and everyone was so ovewhelmed by his dedication to demetia that the crowd gave him a standing ovation. He was amazing and it was a great honor to receive an award alongside him.

But now I am done, with a degree in my hand and I am ready to face the world!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Teddy Bear

Cosy teddy bear jumper that is great for lounging on not so warm summer nights. Also the little bear is really cute :). When I feel like slouching a baggy jumper is always nice. This one was given to me and is Ralph Lauren (wouldn't have been able to afford it on my own). Looks good with anything... really, skirt, jeans, shorts and even pyjamas.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Sun, Marshmallows and Songs

The last few weeks have surprisingly been rather busy ones. Although still jobless, I have been busying myself in order to avoid going mad.

After my previous post in which I ranted about the miserable weather, it seems as though the weather gods have been kind and graced us with some lovely summer sun rays.
So what have I been doing apart from painting my nails and enjoying a cheeky cocktail here and there.. 

Well, I have been renewing my love for campfires and toasting marshmallows by the looks of things. As the warm weather has meant I am more inclined to stay outside later my dad has kindly been making fires to keep warm outside. To my delight I went into the back room and found some marshmallows! I don't know about you, but many people find it weird that I like to completely burn my marshmallows before eating them. Although it is not completely visible in the picture, the marshmallows are still on fire when I take them out the flame and only when they start to fall off the stick do I blow it out.

I do realise I look somewhat hippy-esque in these photos, the reason being was that I had been shopping that day for Hawaiian fancy dress. I bought these flower headband for the outfit but just decided to wear it for the evening as you do. The party was good fun, here is what I wore (and my boyfriend's outfit too).

In the taxi on the way to the party the taxi man asked if we had been to Hawaii, I told him we had and we loved it so much we couldn't bare to take the clothes off! Bizarrely, he believed me.

Anyway, I am glad to finally have some sun again and these warm months always go hand in hand with some good summer tunes. A couple of songs I am listening to at the moment are:

Foster The People - Pumped Up Kicks
Alexandra Stan - Mr Saxobeat 
Nicki Minaj - Superbass
Maroon 5 - Runaway

and one of my old favourites I rediscovered...

Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry