Just thought I would put up some pics of some of my recent purchases!
I really didn’t need to buy two new pairs of shoes… but I wanted to! I’m off to Portugal for 5 days on Sunday so I can take them along as they are very spring-y!!
I got these woven flats in Topshop! They are super comfy and look really cute with nice painted toenails :) These can go with anything! (Excuse the sock lines across my legs!!)
I also got these black suede-esque wedges from New Look! I don’t usually like ankle straps but I tried these on and really liked them!
I am really excited for Summer this year (if we have a summer, what with British weather and all that) there are loads of nice clothes on the high street that I can’t wait to buy when I can!!
I got these sunglasses in Topshop too :)
Last up are these high waisted shorts I got in River Island.. these are the first pair of denim shorts I have had since I was a kid! I don’t usually like wearing shorts, but I really like these on they accentuate my waist and don’t make my ass look huge!
Anyway, bit of a random post but I just wanted to share!! I will put up some nice pics of Portugal when I come back too!!
So I know this is way late but I wanted to put my opinion out there!
I was super excited for the movie adaptation of Beautiful Creatures to come out, at first a little sceptical about the whole thing as the changes which I heard had been made seemed drastic, but anyhow I still got excited seeing the trailers etc.
I went to see the movie with a friend who has also read the book, the first part of the movie was fine, I liked it even though Amma wasn’t really Amma, then came the Macon and Sarafine scene and from there on it sucked (calling Macon a dark caster was just a joke he’s an incubus!). I just kept wanting to scream out ‘that’s not right’ haha! The love story was nice but the rest was wrong! The twist ruined it, sorry to all those who loved it, they should have re-titled the thing it was so far adapted!
I think if I hadn’t read the books I could have enjoyed it more, but I was just comparing it. I understand that the word ‘adaptation’ does not mean ‘carbon copy’ however I just expected better.
Aside from all that I really liked the cast especially Emmy Rossum playing Ridley! If you haven’t read the books but loved the movie then I suggest reading them as you would love them so much too!!
I will always love the books and will read them over and over again, however I think the movie was too dumbed down :( … I tried really hard throughout to love it but I just couldn’t! If Kami and Margaret had written the screenplay I’m sure it would have been way better. If I was them I would be majorly proud of the books and of the fact it was made into film however if there is a second movie they should definitely be more involved!
Well it’s only me! I’ve been busy for a while, with uni and work so I know I’ve neglected my blog once again! And so whilst it may be 00:42am I figured I would have a go on my friends mini iPad whilst she’s sleeping (she gave me permission!) and write a quick post!
I got a few posts in mind so just stick about and see :)
I grew up with a load of mates, I would always be with the same 6/7 girls in Primary School. When I moved to Secondary school I drifted from a couple and ended up making a whole bunch of new friends, there was a girl who hated me at first but we did end up being really good friends eventually. I admit I was a bit of a friend hopper (I always had been even in Primary school) but I would always end up going back to my ‘best’ friend. Then one day I went off with another girl and I was never allowed to hop back, at the time I thought ‘whatever’ and just got on with it, but I paid for not trying to re-build bridges at that time because I went on to Sixth form with about 3 friends to my name.
Not long later I met my now boyfriend of six years and I ended up with 2 mates following the fall out of my decision to be with him. I went on to University and took with me no friends, I made a friend whilst there but it didn’t last. I used to get upset that I basically had no one to talk to no one to have a proper laugh with. And then I met Suzie :) I spoke to her a little in the first year of uni but at the start of second year we got close and I practically lived on her bedroom floor for 9 months until I finally moved into the student house the following year!! We eventually went our separate ways, but never lost touch!
I am now studying in Bristol and Suze lives in Stroud not too far away, I know for a fact that I have found a true friend in her. We BOTH make the effort with one another, we can tell each other anything, we have fun together and we respect each other.
There are a few old friends I often think about and wonder how they are doing and what it would be like if we hadn’t lost touch, but if it was meant to be we would have gotten back in touch by now I guess. And I now have a bunch of lovely friends who I am on the same course as at UWE.
I think what I am trying to say is that friends come and go, that’s a natural part of growing, but there are some people who become more than friends, they become family to you. The kind of friends you couldn’t imagine living without :) … And also that through all the upset I went through about my lack of mates, all the ‘whats wrong with me’ conversations I had with my boyfriend I realise now that I had a best friend right there all along! ..
I don’t know why I wrote this … I just wanted to jibber jabber about something.
This year I decided not to bother with setting new years resolutions as I kind of find them negative. Instead I have set my self goals.
My main goal which I am going to start on right now is to get healthier. I always say I want to do this every year but this year I am SERIOUS… At least if I exercise I can eat what I want! Losing weight is not the most important thing to me as weight doesn’t bother me, I would just like to be more physically fit. And so I will be joining at my local gym shortly. I don’t enjoy the gym as I get bored so easily, however they run classes at The Gym (which is its name) such as spin, yoga and zumba and I would love to try all of those out!
I am also going to eat more healthily, starting with more veggies, smaller portions and less chocolate (although I need a little here and there!!) And I need to start drinking more water (must stop paying for bottled water and just use the tap! ha!) To keep myself motivated I am going to set myself little challenges during the weeks and I will update my progress on here!!
Don’t get me wrong, I don’t have an issue with my body, I would just like to be a healthier version of myself. I don’t want to end up with a bunch of health problems when I am a golden oldie all because I was too lazy to do this!! ..
I’ll keep you updated :) !
Hey all :) here is what I thought of Beautiful Redemption the final book in the Caster Chronicles series (Beautiful Creatures, Beautiful Darkness, Beautiful Chaos & Beautiful Redemption)
**Spoiler Alert** - there may be some plot spoilers so don’t read this if you haven’t finished your copy yet!
I finished Beautiful Redemption in a week (I was deliberately forcing myself to read slow, it would have taken me 2 days max otherwise) I wanted it to last as long as possible! The book picks up right where ‘Chaos’ left off. For the first time ever we get to be in Lena’s head, but not for long! We then go to Ethan who is basically in ‘limbo’. The book is made up of three ‘books’ it goes Ethan, Lena, Ethan.
I loved the style of this book, it pulled me in as all of the previous books have!! I felt that nothing was left untouched and all loose ends were finally tied up. I was not at all disappointed with the book, we got to revisit most characters. There were some characters who weren’t really featured as much but this was necessary to the story. When it came to the end of the book I felt content with what had happened although it isn’t a completely happy ending it is a brilliant one! I felt rather emotional reading the last few pages of the book, and I am gutted that its all over! But I will be re-reading them for years to come.
I am excited to see what Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl both do individually after this series and I will definitely be having a look!!
I moved to Bristol in September 2011 to study. I was not a first timer at Uni, I had been a student in Birmingham for the past three years on a course that I started out loving but ending up hating. Me and my boyfriend decided to move in together as he was moving to study also and so our journey began…
I started on my Mental Health Nursing degree and I really do love the course. I have not however been able to focus wholeheartedly on my course as I had underestimated the costs of moving away from home! For the past year I have been mainly dependent on my partner, something which I am hugely grateful to him for however something which I have hated. Money can cause huge problems between couples and there were times when we would argue and the pressure would get to us. We have not been able to have any luxuries, constantly budgeting and struggling to cover the bills. We have also had to put off having social lives, spending most of our time indoors which can become tedious and add more tension. At the beginning I would get upset a lot, I would want to go home all the time and I would act crazy causing ridiculous arguments for barely no reason at all. I lost my car as I could no longer afford it. It felt like I was going backwards, I even had to miss a week of my second uni placement as I couldn’t afford to catch the bus there.
I managed to pass my first year at uni and I got good results, I don’t quite know how I have done it will all the additional stress but I have; my friends at uni even thought I might quit as I was missing a lot of classes as I just couldn’t afford the bus fare in (I really couldn’t afford £4 a day!)
I’ll never forget earlier this year when we were planning to go home, my boyfriends mom had booked us a train ticket home as we couldn’t afford to stay in Bristol for a couple weeks as we had no money for food. We were on the way to the coach station and were about to jump on the bus, which we thought would be £1 for three stops, but when we got on that fare had been removed and the fare was now to be £2.90 each which we didn’t have. We had to get off the bus and speed walk to the coach station and we were 5 minutes late and missed our coach!! I was upset I literally had had enough and phoned my mom sobbing, we then had to go home and I can remember just crying, which I would never usually do in public but I just couldn’t stop as I was at a loss for what we were going to do next (I sound like a loser!!) Luckily my mom paid for us to go back a couple days later.
In June I finally got an interview to be a mental health care assistant and was offered a post!! I was completely over the moon, at last I would be able to pay my way! I now can afford to help out and to do more things and its AMAZING however I am also more scared of spending than I have ever been before!!
Even though it has been a difficult year it has taught me an awful lot, I now appreciate money a lot more for a start but I know that money isn’t everything, I may have been seriously broke for the past year but I was rich in other ways if you know what I mean? It has made my relationship stronger, although at times it has been hard for us we have both been there for each other and he has been a huge support to me, without him I wouldn’t have been able to continue with my course. And don’t get me wrong it hasn’t all been bad we have still had some fun and made some good memories this past year.
My best friend has been amazing too, she has been coming down to see me (she lives about an hour away) and would often just pay for us to have a meal together, something which I would never just expect her to do, but something that she has insisted on! She has cheered me up on many occasions when I have really needed it! I can’t wait to treat them both (and others who have helped me out) as they really deserve it.
Money doesn’t bring you happiness as such but it sure does bring you peace of mind! Let’s hope that the next year we spend here will be one to remember for all the right reasons! I don’t quite know what my reason for writing this post has been but I just felt like putting ‘pen to paper’ so to speak. And do I need a reason?! I guess the message is that eventually things can and do get better, sometimes it just takes a little time and determination.
Until next time!
(originally written 20/09/2012)
I’ve moved once again I’m back from a short break I took on Wordpress. Decided Tumblr was a more flexible blog and so I am back! This is now my 5th blog attempt!
Hopefully this one will be more permanent :) ..
I will be posting some of my previous blog posts on here… I need a little content!
I’ll be posting something new soon!