Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Versatile Blogger Award

So yesterday I checked my comments to find a lovely one from The Fashion Armoire who said she had awarded me the Versatile Blogger Award! I'm so grateful for this, especially as my blogs still a baby really and this will be just my 9th post, but it's so nice to have been awarded this so thank you so much. Also, a massive bonus is that I've now been introduced to her blog which is amazing and which I now follow so I'd definitely recommend you guys check it out!

The rule of the Versatile Blogger Award are as follows: 
- Thank the person that nominated you with a link back!
- Tell 7 things about you!
-Pass this on to 9 newly discovered blogs and let them know they have revieved the award

So, again.. thank you The Fashion Armoire!

7 things about me:

- I am so obsessed with One Tree Hill and watch the series over and over and over again.
- I have a dog called Shay who I miss so much when I'm living at uni :(
- I go to Swansea University
- When I have really down days watching One Tree Hill is the only thing that can cheer me up
- I've watched too many Don't Tell the Brides and have started to plan my wedding... sad I know haha
- One day I am going to travel the world with my boyfriend. 100% it will be done. Watch this space ;)
- My boyfriend keeps telling me that I'm turning into my mom haha

9 newly discovered blogs: 

I love all these blogs and definitely think you should check them out, I wish I'd discovered them sooner!

Bek x

Friday, 23 March 2012

Number 1 - Check!

So I've marked one of the 20 things to do before I'm 20 off my list, as of yesterday 22nd March I am now a  volunteer at the Egypt Museum! 

I've got a 20 hour probation period of training and completing workbooks etc. so that I can advance on and become a gallery assistant and hopefully maybe eventually gallery supervisor! The course I'm studying at uni is Ancient History and Egyptology and when I'm older I want to work within museums and heritage, most likely as a curator so this is such a fantastic opportunity for me to get experience and improve my CV. 

It's taken quite a lot for me to  get here because I am painstakingly shy and the thought of talking to strangers makes me so anxious and panicky that I want to vomit. I wouldn't have begun the process of applying for a volunteer role without my boyfriend. I know he reads this so I just want to let him know how grateful I am for all his pushing me to do this, making me feel better about everything and instilling me with a bit of confidence. Hopefully this experience will not only give me valuable things to add to my CV but also improve my confidence so that it's not as hard for me to take up opportunities like this in the future.

My first actual proper day is next Wednesday, wish me luck! 

R x

Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Okay, opinions please guys :) I want a tattoo! Well, in fact I want two tattoo's.

I love tattoo's and I think it's so beautiful to add a little piece of personal art work to your body. I know people are like "it'll look awful when you're older but I don't think it matters. I know that if my nan had a tattoo that didn't look good any more I would not be thinking "OMG nan that's vile I can not look at you for fear of seeing that monstrosity on your arm/leg/neck etc".
I also think that when you reach the age when they start to look 'awful' 1. no one cares what you like. Men aren't giving you marks out of ten for attractiveness or trying to pick you up in a club (unless you are a single 'milf' and he's looking for a sugar mamma) and 2. you usually have most of your flesh covered up so barely any one is going to see it anyway.

One tattoo I'm 100% sure of. I know what I want, where I want it and why I want it.. all that I'm waiting for is to be able to afford it! It's not that big so shouldn't cost too much so I'm thinking of getting it in May when I've got some money saved.

What I want your opinion on is my second tattoo (I know, I know - I haven't even got my first yet I'm planning my second but hey ho). I'm thinking of getting a little heart, with a smiley face inside.

I got this image from Tattoologist ages ago

It would be in the same position and the same size as the girl in the photo but with a smiley face in side (just a simple :) face). I think it'd look quite cute and the reason behind it (love taught me to/made me smile again) is so personal and meaningful to me so it's something I really, really want. 

Hmm, maybe I should just get it then regardless of other peoples opinions as it will be on my body. I probably will tbh haha but still, I'd love your opinions anyway (even if I don't listen to them) and I'd love to hear what tattoo's you've got! Oh, and if anyone could give me a rough guess-timate  as to how much this might cost I'd really appreciate it.

R x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Snapperday #1

This is going to be like a new feature that I'm going to try really hard and do every Saturday. It's basically going to be a weekly round up of what's been going down in my life lately with snaps (hence the name Snapperday!).

I did originally want to do this last Saturday but my best friend was visiting me (which was lovely as I've missed her so much) so we had a pretty busy, alcohol filled weekend. It was so much fun though and the weather was beautiful which was amazing because Swansea is such a gorgeous place, especially in the sunshine and I was really glad she got to see it the way I love it. 

So, this week has been so uneventful. Last Saturday my flatmates and I took my visiting friend to Wind Street to show her Swansea night life so this is just a kind of Face Of The Day, not that I'm particularly impressed with my make up, I just loveeee my lipstick so wanted to show it off! It's the Sleek Pout Paint in Port and it is such an amazing colour and it stayed put like all night so I'm really impressed with it! Not sure how well you can see it in this picture but I'll undoubtedly be wearing often now so I'll get a decent picture of the colour.

On Monday night I dip dyed my hair. I've done it before twice, once when it was long and once when it was short so it's not something new for me but I was getting bored of just brown  and so just did it again. I like it, although I'm not a 100% sure if I prefer it to just my normal brown hair colour. Only time will tell :) 

Also on Monday night me and my boyfriend went jogging as part of my 'lose weight/get fit' goal from my 20 things to do before I'm 20 list. Excuse the picture, we're not looking our best as this is just before we set off about 10pm on the night so I wasn't wearing any make up or anything. I love jogging on the beach in the dark, it's soothing and peaceful and I can't wait till I get fit and it stops hurting my chest and legs so much so that I can fully enjoy the jog :) Unfortunately that's the only time we've been able to jog so far because I've gotten so ill, like I'm literally dying, so after Monday I've done nothing but lie in my bed reading blogs and watching YouTube videos with Adam nursing me. 

So yeah, that's Snapperday number 1! Sorry it's a bit, me me me with my face in all the pictures (although there is only three of them) and there's a fair bit of text but I'm not entirely sure how I want to lay this feature out or stuff yet so I'm experimenting for the moment but expect to see this up every Saturday (hopefully).

R x