10/17/2014

Trentham Gardens

A few Sundays ago I went to Trentham Gardens with a few friends, which is in Staffordshire and it was beautiful. I usually don't go to public gardens but, this was an exception and perhaps I should start visiting more of them.

 





 







 
Unfortunately we didn't get to see all of the mountain walk, monkey forest and the north trail which are all part of the gardens.
 


 

 

10/15/2014

Say hello to the Big Apple!

 
I have  gone mad with my apple obsession and bagged myself an iPhone 6. Absolutely love it, out of all the iPhone generations I have had, the 6 is the only one that has actually significantly changed software, camera and appearance wise. The signal is so much better as well, though the landscape keyboard is bit too complicated for my liking. Other than that, there is nothing bad I could say about it.
 
Sigh, with getting the phone, negative people who do not like apple products have come out of the woodworks. Obviously, not everyone is going to like it, and that's totally fine. However, they cross the line when they try impose their opinions on others. I have learnt that people often become negative and bitter about things they can not acquire; jealousy is a disease and I hope they get well soon.

Nevertheless, my sister thinks that I should name it, I didn't know people still do that, name their phones that is. Just look at it:
 
 
 


 
 

10/01/2014

Back to Uni: Final Year

Finally got a few minutes to write a quick post. I am finally back at uni for my final year and I'm straight in at the deep end. As, there is so much to do such as the normal modular workload, the level 6 project and figuring out what I am doing after uni. Which is actually not that far away, it is literally in 9 months time, so it's a little daunting. I am hoping that once I have got myself settled in, I will have more time to blog.

Nevertheless,  I treated myself to some new stationery from Ryaman.


Oxford project book and notebooks
 
Paper Mate Ink Joy pens

 

9/10/2014

Malia 2014



  Clear waters with little fish

So, I have recently returned from Malia the sea side town of Crete, Greece. I was out there for 7 days for a 18 to 30s girls holiday. As expected, it was a alcohol filled week, as Malia is famously synomonous with Ayia napa, Kavos, Ibiza and Magaluf. I had an awesome time, we laughed together, some even cried, friendships were tested, the food was great, the weather was awesome. Even if sometimes it got stupidly hot and I got heat rash in places I didn't know you could get heat rash. We did quite a lot of activities, including pool parties, partying on the strip most nights and many more.


My rented Quad Bike
Also, we rented out some quad bikes, even though our Thomson reps warned us not to rent any. With the quads, we were able to visit so many towns and mostly beaches, which was a great experience. Though I would not recommend renting quads, as the owners aren't very forthcoming with information and basically they leave out very important information. when we rented our quads we were told that they were for 2 days, and that they came with 100% full compensation insurance. However they didn't mention that 2 days didn't mean 2 sets of 24hrs and full compensation may require a €1000 excess fee. Luckily we didn't crash, lose or damage our quads. 

As I have mentioned Thomason reps, we did book and fly with Thomson we weren't very pleased with our accommodation, and quite frankly the reps weren't very helpful at all. Nevertheless, that didn't stop us from making the most of what we had, and having a memorably great time. Even though,  the majority of the locals were very rude, luckily there weren't too many of them around, otherwise I think things would have really kicked off and no one wants to get arrested abroad
 
Overall, I had a great time, I miss it already and I am dreading to see my phone bill, as I was roaming and texting quite a lot. Would I go back? No. Though, that may be more to do with the people I went with, rather than the location.


just posting a few of the  web safe photos below


waves crashing against the clay rocks
 

Greek Salad

Chilli Beef Nachos

 
Favourite Cocktail of the week the 'June Bug'
 

tried and failed to swim to this island

 

9/08/2014

Summer Reading #4


Hi all, So it took me some time, but I have finally finished  The Three by Sarah Lotz. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this book. The book is about events and encounters that occurred after one random Thursday. which is dubbed black Thursday, where four passenger planes crash simultaneously, but on four different continents. There are 3 children who survive and one woman who only lives long enough to leave a voice recording on her phones. In the book there are many conspiracy theories as to why Black Thursday occurred and what it lead to.

When I finished reading the book, I was confused, hated the ending! it didn't answer anything and I am borderline displeased with what I just read. I liked one character, Pastor Len just thought he made the whole book worth seeing through till the end. I felt like the book was far too slow and for a thriller, it could have been a whole lot more thrilling. Other than that, thought it was good, not great, but good. I really liked how it showed what happens when Christianity goes wrong. Also, I liked how it felt so real, made me wonder if these kind of things could be going on in the here and now.  I would give it a 6 of 10.

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 The next and final non academic book I am reading this summer is, The Saint by Tiffany Reisz. I haven't started reading it yet, but I know its a mills and born book, so its a romance novel of sorts coupled with intense sexual parts. I don't really like reading romance novels but this really caught my eye. The book is about a woman named Eleanoir who is very rebellious and a young priest named Soren.


8/23/2014

Lost my passport!


I would like to share what my experience of losing my passport has been like. It all started in early august, I meant out one night, I lost my clutch bag and the next day I went back to collect it. The lady, who gave me the bag said that when the bag was handed in, it was empty...So my phone, keys, cash and PASSPORT! were taken. I would understand if they just took the cash and phone, but why steal passport and keys? I was baffled by this and for a few weeks it kind of got me down. I wasn't too bothered about the phone and new keys can always be cut, but my passport? Well this is a huge deal, as I am due to travel to Crete at the end of this month. I have realised just how restricted life is without such a simple thing as an ID. Additionally, I couldn't get my drivers licence replaced without a valid passport number, sigh.

On Monday, I travelled 2 hours to got to the Liverpool passport office for a fast track passport replacement interview. Once I had paid the £103, all the staff kept saying I would receive it by next Monday. As though it was a definite thing!

Then on Thursday morning, the replacement arrived! I was ecstatic. What with all that is all over the news about the passport office, I was very surprised that the passport came in record time.

Malia here I come! :]

8/04/2014

ASOS: DD - G Bikinis

Hello bloggers, I have recently discovered that ASOS also do cupped bikinis, which is brilliant. As, my bust size is 32FF/G (varies on the bra type) and they natural so you know, they need a little support so they can look as perky as the silicone ones. Anyways! I chose these bikinis.



  1. ASOS Azalea Floral Micro Brazilian Tie Side Bikini Top | Bottom
  2. ASOS Fuller Bust Exclusive Caged Side Bikini Top | Bottom
  3. Panache Cleo Swim Betty Bikini Top | Bottom
Unfortunately, I sent back the 2nd bikini as it just did not look right. however, I am really loving the other two; those are my holiday bikinis sorted.  
 
 

7/23/2014

Mini Haul

Hey all, well this month I have been slacking with posts, but I haven't had anything to post about. Anyways! I got paid last Friday, so I decided to treat myself to a few bits and bobs.
 
 
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1.  L'Oreal Paris Elnett Satin - Extra Strength
 
 
2. MUA £1's Matte Lipstick - Wild Berry 
 
 
3. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula - Skin Therapy Oil, I keep seeing this on telly, and I will try anything that has the promise of clearing scars, just hope it works on acne scars.
 

4. Dove Purely Pampering Caring Cream Bath - Almond cream with Hibachis
5. Gernier Ultimate Blends Conditioner and Shampoo- with Vanilla milk & Papaya
 

 

7/14/2014

Summer reading #3

I have finished revenge by Martina cole and I have to say it's so sad that I finished this book. I love this book, it's officially one of my favourite books. The book itself consists of 4 books, and the story of Michael Flynn over 35yrs. At first I was a little confused, as the prologue was set in 2012 and then book 1 was set all the way in 1979. Anyways! Once I got past that, I had to get used to the written style, which is very different from what I am used to. The book is written well, however, when I was reading it I couldn't help but think I was in the movie Rock n' Rolla or 44inch chest. The story is very gripping and once I picked it up to read it, I couldn't  put it down, for days I fashioned my time around it. The story it self, does contain a lot of violence, which I quite happen to like, though, I realise it might not be for the faint hearted.

My favourite character in the book was of course the protagonist himself Michael Flynn, who starts out as a apprentice for a  criminal enterprise and that's the basis of the book. He gradually progresses to greatness through the book and later on, his only daughter does get kidnapped. The characters felt so real, though there was a running theme with all the teens in this book which I didn't like, as it felt really repetitive.  Though, the book did keep me guessing, as there was quite a lot of twists.

I'd have to stop here as I can't really say much more about it without giving away huge spoilers.

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The book I am about to start reading is The Three by Sarah lotz, and from my understanding it is about survivors of plane crashes. On  a random Thursday which has been dubbed black Thursday, four passenger planes crash simultaneously, at four different locations around the world. There four survivors, three of them being three children who seemed unhurt. The fourth who is an adult who only lives long enough to leave a warning voice message on her phone.

So the book does look very promising.


7/12/2014

Wireless Festival Catch up



Ellie Goulding
Wiz Khalifa
Rudimental
 
Hello all, I worked at the wireless festival this past weekend in Birmingham. It was really good as far as first attempts go, as this was the first time it was held in Birmingham. There was also, the cancellation by Drake, which meant it wasn't going to be as good as it would have been.  Anyways on the work side, I was working on the bar in the VIP area which was behind the Main stage. Which meant I missed some acts, however I had a backstage working wristband again, so I did use it at every chance I got. At first I was disappointed with work because I was supposed to be working full days, but not a lot of people came to the VIP area so our shifts got cut in half. Which is great, but some of us travelled and paid for our own accommodation this time, so we were a already out of pocket; quite a few people did quit because of that. Anyways, I wasn't too bothered, yes I wasn't getting paid as much as I would have but I did get to see some great acts, for free and as well as hang out in the VIP, Press and Backstage area as much as I wanted.

I got to see Rudimental, Wiz Khalifa, John Newman, Bruno Mars, ASAP Ferg, Neon Jungle, Raleigh Ritchie, Iggy Azalea, Pharrell Williams and of Course YEEZUS himself Kanye West. I don't care what people say, even those who don't like Kanye would have been happy to see him live for free and say that they have seen him. I had a wonderful time, it was definitely work getting my hours cut, to see the acts.

Whilst, I was back in the VIP area I got to meet and serve a few famous faces, they only really big star that was there was Schoolboy Q, even though not a lot of people knew who he was. He must have done something right to have performed on the main stage. There was also other famous D-list Celebrates and Socialites like, a few of the Hollyoaks cast, Corry cast, Pervious Big brother entries and a random Gaz from Geordie shore. Jamila was also came to bar. There was a whole lot more famous people but I wouldn't know who they were, because I don't even know what half of the other acts looked like. Anyways! I had a really fun weekend and I am hoping wakestock will be just as great.

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