Friday Favourites

Friday 29 November 2013

Here is what I have been loving this week:

This fanimation is based on some of my favourite Youtube gamers, and one of their funniest moments... It makes me giggle so much!

This Xbox one ad is seriously funny, and it also fuels my SERIOUS WANT for an Xbox One... I hate being poor...

Steve Kardynal strikes again! If you haven't seen his original Chatroulette - Call me Maybe then you need to watch that first. This guy is an absolute legend! Trolling has never been so legendary!

This GIF makes me lol so hard and I don't even know why...

I found this handy contouring picture online! I'll definitely be giving this a go when I get some time.

This Spanish prank is absolutely halarious, and in no way cruel...

I certainly agree with this quote I found online...

As if Helena would ever get sick of those two!

Of course this week would not be complete without a Doctor Who related funny!

Hope you enjoyed my favourites from this week, let me know in the comments.

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Friday Favourites

Friday 22 November 2013

Welcome to my first Friday Favourites post! From now on I'll be sharing with you guys a few of the things that have made me smile from the last week, I hope you enjoy!

This video of puppies learning to howl is seriously cute...

I wish my coffee looked this cool, don't you?

This colour chart shows how to achieve beautiful butter cream icing colours, using only red, blue and yellow food colouring!

The Tardis landed in my university town this week, and there was even a Dalek! Totally gutted I missed it, but this video is pretty cool!

This week I have been playing another Hidden Object game, I always get really into these.

Personal likes from this week:

  • Watching horror movies with my boyfriend
  • Feeling much better due to my new diet
  • The fact that I am hitting my targets at work
  • Getting excited for Christmas
  • Blogging more frequently 
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Christmas Wishlist

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Seeing as we are getting closer to the 'Big C' I thought it was about time that I put together a Christmas wishlist. Also I'm sure this post will help my boyfriend out with what to get me this year.

  1. Real Techniques Base Collection
  2. Doctor Who Pendant
  3. Samsung Galaxy Tab 3
  4. Zombie Fluxx Card Game
  5. Doctor Who Starry Night Pendant
  6. The Complete Make-up Artist
  7. 120 Eyeshadow Palette
  8. Ice Skating Lessons
  9. Doctor Who Themed Eyeshadow Collection
  10. Real Techniques Eye Kit
  11. Fluttershy Necklace
  12. Canon Camera Lens
So there we have it! A little insight into what I am hoping to get for Christmas. Let me know in the comments what you are hoping to get for Christmas!

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22 before 22: Re-evaluation

Monday 18 November 2013

It's pretty interesting having a look back at my 22 Before 22 list, and seeing all the things that I wanted to achieve this year. I have a little over two months left before my birthday, so I thought I'd have a look over the list, and see where I am up to!

  • Go on a holiday without my family (Outside of the UK): This one is something that I am no closer to actually getting done. Mainly because I don't have any money for a holiday at the moment, and secondly because I now no longer have time to organise. 
  • Make an item of clothing: I did buy myself a book on sewing, and I already have a sewing machine, so I should be ALMOST there. However I don't think I'm going to get this one done either.
  • Write a Script: Although I have the first act of a script mapped out, I have not had the drive, or interest to pick it up again. I'm sure I will one day, just not any time soon.
  • Make a Scrapbook: This was something which at the beginning of the year I was really interested in doing, but it has since lost it's appeal.
  • Watch every film on my 'To Watch' list: Although I am committed to watching all the films on my list, I have found that I have to be in a certain mood to watch the films on my list, so although I do want to work my way through it, I'm going to do it at my own pace.
  • Learn a new craft: I'm not really sure what I wanted to get out of this goal when i wrote this list...
  • Lost Weight: I am slowly getting there, and I'm positive that I will reach my goal weight eventually.
  • Start Making Youtube Videos: I'm proud to say that this has finally happened, and I'm really happy with how it's going! I'm even planning to take part in Vlogmas! If you want to check out my channel then please click here.
  • Take More Photos: This is something else I have gotten better at. Ever since I got my iPhone 5S, I have been taking a tonne more pictures. Most of which have ended up on instagram, so check those out if you like!
  • Walk my dog more: I have been walking my little cutie a lot more, and I am enjoying spending time with my little fluffball.
  • Work through my Baking Book: I do still really enjoy baking, but considering a lifestyle change that I have made recently, I won't be baking as often as I would like to anymore.
  • Read 5 Classic Novels: Although I have completed one out of 5 on my list, I haven't made any progress towards the other four, mainly due to the fact that I have a gigantic stack of unread books in my room that I am slowly working through.
  • Stay in touch with my friends: This one has been a little bit more difficult. I was doing fine, up until recently when my two best friends completely betrayed me. I don't really want to go into it but yeah...
  • Play a Sport: I'm disappointed that I haven't managed to start this one yet, but I do have some plans to take up a few lessons soon.
  • Move out of my mum's house?: I had always put this with a question mark because I wasn't 100% sure of it happening, considering at the beginning of the year I was still at Uni. I really don't see this one happening before I reach my 22nd birthday, but I can definitely see it happening next year!
  • Have a Radio Show: I did get fairly close to having my own show on a local volunteer radio station, however the radio manager was taking my show ideas a little too literally, and he would have completely ruined my concept. Therefore I decided against going ahead with the show.
  • Listen to more music: I'm pleased to say that this has been happening, and the addition of Spotify in my life is certainly helping.
  • See more of the UK: I have visited a few more cities this year, and I have fallen in love with one in particular, Bristol. I'm even considering moving there in the future, but we'll see!
  • Write a letter to someone who inspires me: I definitely still think this is a good idea, and I will definitely get this done before my birthday!
  • Maintain my blogs: As you can see, from the fact that I am still posting, I am still maintaining my blog! YAY!
Overall I'm fairly pleased with how my list is going, and I can't wait to see what I achieve when my birthday comes around.

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Bliss in Bristol

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Last week I was lucky enough to have a whole week off of work. Originally this was so that I could attend the Abertoir horror film festival in Aberystwyth. However for personal reasons I had to cancel those plans. However rather than just waste my time off, my boyfriend suggested that we spend the weekend somewhere else. I spent a week by myself in Bristol at the beginning of September for my training with work, and I suggested that we return there so that I could do some of the things that I didn't get around to last time! So I thought I'd share with you guys a couple of the things that we did/saw.

The Aquarium:

On our first full day in Bristol, we paid a visit to the Aquarium, which was actually not even five minutes away from our hotel! I love aquariums, especially when they are filled with brightly coloured, beautiful fishies!

The jellyfish were one of the first exhibits that we came across, they had two tanks of these jellyfish, some under blue light, and some under red. I managed to snap this beautiful picture just as it opened up!

This stingray was swimming right on the top of the water, and kept lifting it's mouth up into the air. It was really cute.

We managed to stumble across my favourite tropical fish! Although this one looks less than impressed that I managed to get a picture of him.

I couldn't resist snapping this picture of all the beautiful clown fish in this tank. There were bright orange, and black ones, which I had actually never seen before. We were even just in time to watch the tiger sharks being fed, but I didn't get any decent pictures of that.


I literally couldn't resist popping into Primark whilst we were in Bristol. Especially seeing as the Bristol Primark is a massive FOUR FLOORS! It's literally a bloggers dream...

I couldn't resist messing around with the novelty christmas glasses, although I simply couldn't bring myself to actually buy a pair! I did however manage to find my perfect Christmas jumper!!! I have wanted to buy myself one every Christmas for the last three years, but I have never been able to get one in time. This year however I am pleased to announce I have got one. I'll keep it as a surprise!

I also managed to convince my boyfriend to buy a Christmas jumper, so that on Christmas day we will both look as silly as each other. He didn't seem impressed at first, but warmed to the idea once we found the perfect jumper for him!

Of course a shopping trip wouldn't be complete without a little treat for myself, and I found that I just couldn't resist this amazing tiger top. Once we got onto the main highstreet, we were both surprised to find that there was a German Christmas market going on from now right up until Christmas. I didn't manage to snap any pics but I found this one online:

 There were German food stalls, sweet stalls, German beer bars. As well as other christmassy gifts! I became a little bit enchanted by one of the jewellery stalls and couldn't resist buying myself this necklace as a nice momento of our trip.


Me and my boyfriend both love food, and so of course we were both excited about eating out for three nights! Seeing as we arrived fairly late on the Thursday night, I just suggested that we grab something at a restaurant close to the hotel, so we opted for Prezzo's.

Neither of us were hungry enough for a starter, so just kicked it off with the mains. He had a classic pepperoni pizza with chicken, whereas I opted for a Calzone with chicken, pepperoni, and peppers. Mine was absolutely delicious, and I almost polished it off.

If you know me at all then you will know that I cannot resist having a dessert, even if I am fit to burst. I didn't want anything too heavy, so I settled on the three gelato's. Although I didn't realise that they came in cones, and were basically full sized ice creams. I didn't have to worry though, as my boyfriend kindly stepped in to save me! Pictured above are chocolate truffle, and two bubblegum cones.

On our second night we decided to visit Frankie and Benny's. I had actually been on my last trip to Bristol and assured Tim that he would love it. Although there was a slight hiccup with our table, and waiting time, we both thoroughly enjoyed it.

I decided to have a bit of a treat, and started off with a cosmopolitan. Although this was unlike any cosmo I had ever had, and was slightly sour, though still enjoyable.

For starters I went for the bacon and cheese potato skins, which are absolutely TO DIE for!

After my sour cosmopolitan I decided to go with a sweet Pineapple Mai Tai, we got a pitcher so that we could share, although I ended up drinking the majority of it!

For mains we both settled on the same thing, BBQ ribs. The plate was massive, and I was a little worried about how I would finish it, but I decided to leave the fries, and focus on the ribs! Our meal at Frankie and Benny's was so good, that we are going back this evening! Obviously not to Bristol...

On our final night we went to Za Za Bazaar. A world food all you can eat buffet that has a little bit of everything. Unfortunately it was too dark for me to get any decent pictures with my iphone, and I forgot to take my camera. But here are a few pics I found online:

If you ever go to Bristol you absolutely MUST go to Za Za Bazaar, it's about £18pp not including drinks, and you get to eat as much as you can stomach. You are limited to how much time you have in the restaurant, but I think this is fair, otherwise you could just sit in there all day and eat... That's how much food they have!

Everything Else:

On top of everything I already mentioned we managed to fit in a round of jungle themed crazy golf, go ice skating, visit a museum, and complete another Treasure Trail. All in the space of three days. 

To top it all off, right before we were leaving I spotted something in Build-a-bear that I really wanted, and not only did my boyfriend not complain, but he actually offered to buy it for me! So say hello to Rainbow Dash!

I had a really amazing time in Bristol, and it was the perfect treat for me and my boyfriend to share together. Although we've only been together properly a month today, it feels like I've known him much longer. He really knows how to treat me, and lets me be 100% myself. I hope that we'll continue to grow together, and that he'll continue to put up with me! Hope you enjoyed my post, and I'll leave you with the first actual photo of us together:

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Wednesday 6 November 2013

Last Thursday I made the trek to Aldershot to attend the Bloggers Halloween party hosted by the wonderful Becky. It was actually my first blogger meetup and I certainly wasn't disappointed.

To start things off we all went and had a meal at Nando's, I stuck with my standard chicken breast pitta, with corn on the cob, and sweet potato mash. It was certainly very scrummy! After that we all split up to go and get ready, so I returned to the hotel with Beth and Nadine.

The party itself was awesome, the venue was decorated spookily, and there was an awesome playlist which was put together by Leona! After several hours of dancing, Becky announced the winner of the costume prizes, and it turned out that I won 'Scariest costume' for my take on a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who:

Seeing as everyone (apart from myself) voted for me, it also meant that I won the overall vote for Best Costume, and my prize is a Zombie Experience for two, which I am desperately looking forward to!

The next day I even managed to go shopping with a few of the girls, and we were all encouraging each other to spend money that we really didn't have!

If you want to see more of what I got up to then I actually put together a Vlog of the whole experience, you can check it out here:


Hope you enjoy!
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