Monday, 28 January 2013


I was lucky enough to be awarded the Leibster Award by the lovely Daisy (check out her blog here). This award celebrates the 'smaller' blogs with under 200 readers so thank you Daisy for passing the award on to me.

You have to write 11 facts about yourself, answer the 11 questions set by the person who awarded you, create 11 questions of your own and nominate 5 blogs with a reader ship of under 200.

Here it goes :)

11 Facts about me:
I am such a typical Virgo. All the qualities a Virgo posses, I have!

I go through crazy phases of loving stuff so much until I'm sick of it. Usually its food related, like at the moment it's Brainlickers. When I say loving stuff, I mean literally obsessed with it. Its always on my mind or whatever until one day I just don't fancy it any more.

I like to have a plan of my day and know exactly what's happening in what order and at what approximate time. I have to have a plan and I can't really enjoy myself if I don't.

I love Taylor Swift.

I'm a really bad judge of character, if I meet you and dislike you pretty soon you'll probably be my best friend.

I hate missing the adverts at the cinema. If I think we're going to miss the adverts I'll make us go to a later showing.

I collect mugs from all the places I visit.

I'm crazy in love with Micheal Caine.

I cry a lot for other people, if I see emotional things on the T.V or in the paper or whatever of people going through tough things I'll start to cry. I cry so so much at films too. I cry a alot. Hardly ever because of things that are going on with me though.

I really wish I was naturally blonde or that blonde hair suited me (I've tried it, it doesn't)

I care a lot what people think of me.

11 Questions from Daisy

What did/do you study?
I study Ancient History and Egyptology joint honours

Your favourite brand of make up?
I don't really have one, I usually just buy what I see other bloggers/youtubers loving and recommending  I do have a lot of Bourjois products though, I think they are good value for money and I've not been let down by anything of theirs yet so I'll say Bourjois.

Why did you get into blogging?
I wanted a place I could write down my thoughts and experiences and adventures.

What do you work as or if you are a student?
I'm a student so don't have a full time job at the moment but I do waitress part time when I'm back home.

What do you aspire to be?
A primary school teacher :) I'm actually researching how to best get into it after gaining a degree so if anyone can help me out with that, I'd be really grateful!

What is your favourite cuisine?

Do you have a list of places to visit in your lifetime and if so where?
Yes! So many though: all of Europe, the Grand Canyon, Mount Everest, Niagara falls... everywhere, I want to see the world before I die.

What skincare products do you use? 
Erm, Simple, Liz Earle and La Roche Posay.

Favourite designer?
I really am not in to 'fashion'. I like clothes in shops and I buy them but I don't follow designers or cat walks or anything like that. All my 'inspiration' I get from reading blogs.

Favourite magazine you read?
Ah, again I don't read magazines very often.

Favourite blog you read?
Love Taza! 

My 11 Questions
1. What is your favourite thing about yourself?
2. What is your favourite thing about blogging?
3. What if your current hair care routine?
4. If someone was to make a film of your life, who would play you?
5. Who would play your love interest?
6. What is the last book you read?
7. If you could meet anyone still living who would it be and why?
8. What is your favourite season?
9. Where was your favourite holiday destination?
10. What would be your dream job?
11. What time did you wake up this morning?

And the 5 blogs I pass this award on to...
Girl from the Countryside
Dancing in the dark
Jessica Louise Indge 
Drowsy Hearts
Thirsty Lullaby

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Wednesday, 2 January 2013


Wow, what a difference a year makes! I can't believe how much has changed in 12 little months. So much has happened! I've had some major ups and downs but I'm still here. Still alive and kicking. I made some major achievements, did things I never thought I'd be able to do, accomplished things I never thought I'd be able to achieve. I've also made some silly decisions, stupid mistakes and bad choices; but who hasn't hey?

But, despite all the lows, there was some major highs and things I'm so proud of and I can't wait for the adventure that is going to be 2013 to begin. All the good times and all the inevitable bad times that are going to come during these 365 days. It's going to be exciting and emotional I'm sure and at the end of this year there are things I want to have achieved.

There are things that are way beyond my control and I'd be stupidly naive if I thought that 2013 was going to be everything I wanted it to be. No matter how hard I try I'm going to have bad days, down days and days I'm not going to want to get out of bed and face the world, but that's okay. As long as I have adventures and fun and laugh more times then I cry then it's going to a good year. A great year even.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013


Sorry that this post is pretty picture heavy but I had so many pictures of good times and fun memories from 2012 that it was hard to pick a few of my faves! I managed to narrow it down to 18, so here are my 18 favourite photos from 2012!

Had a wonderful valentine trip to London - which you can read about here 

I FINALLY went to Italy. I've been dreaming of visiting this beautiful country for as long as I can remember and this year, with my amazing boyfriend, I finally went!! Best dream come true and best week of 2012 :)
Getting ready for the summer ball with my uni girls :)
At the summer ball with Adam 

A few pictures from my fave holiday - halloween!!
Drunken accidents

Nights out with my girls :)
So lucky living so close to a beach - means plenty of birthday barbecues! 
had the best time when my best friend from home came to visit!
loved dressing up with my girls
Christmas meal with my flatmates, had the nicest starter ever!
Beautiful last day in Swansea before the Christmas holidays
Trying my first ever macaroon!! Thanks to Adam for treating me to them :)
My beautiful sister and I on Christmas day
Christmas at my aunts
Had so so much fun at my boyfriends mom's birthday party! (it was fancy dress)

Do any of you guys have any posts like this? I love reading yearly round ups, I think its so interesting to see what are the highs of a persons year that they will remember and its really nice to share your happiest moments with others in my opinion so yeah, I'd love to read any versions you guys have of the year round up :)

I hope everyone had a good 2012 and that everyone has an even better 2013!!!