Sunday, 13 July 2014

The flat tour is finally here!

Hey sweets,

So I guess it seems inevitable that a tour of the flat is due, right?! I have been putting it off for weeks because there are still lots of bits and pieces we would like to buy for the flat, like a floor lamp hanging over the sofa for instance (one day!). However, yesterday I re-jigged the furniture in the living room as we wanted to make a little divide between the kitchen and living room to make it more cosy and not so open. I am so, so happy with the result that it instantly made me want to film a flat tour video and finally show off our flat to you guys! It is now live on my YouTube channel so check it out above or head over to my channel to thumbs up and subscribe!!

Before the living space was very open and to be honest pretty bland. The sofa was against the radiator with the coffee table infront and the TV stand on the opposite wall with the desk being shoved in the corner. Now it just looks so much more homely and welcoming! There are still a few pieces of furniture that we would like to get, like a draw cabinet in the bathroom and a bookcase for the living room (and not to mention my lamp!) but we'll slowly get there.

You may have also noticed 2 little kittens running around the flat. Yes, that's right, we couldn't go long without some pets running around and with the nod from our landlady we were over the moon the buy these little cuties to expand our family (that's right Jack, no baby for you just yet!! hehe). A video and blog post of the kittens will be coming shortly with a proper introduction, don't you worry!!

For now though, all that is left to say is me and Jack FINALLY got some internet and as of the 28th we should have it up and running in the flat. Goodness knows how we've gone so long without it! I miss blogging and filming soo much!! 

I hope you're all well, speak to you soon lovelies,

Sunday, 22 June 2014

131. Forest Florals

Top & Shorts: DIY/Self Made  //  Sunglasses, Bag & Shoes:  New Look

Hey sweets,

There is no other way to describe the weather recently than ‘lush’. And maybe the phrase ‘Golly gosh, I haven’t seen consecutive weather in Britain like this since I was 10!’. The glorious sun has been shinning down on us giving us all some much needed Vitamin D. This is the time when the British seize the chance at showing some skin (some a little more than others...) and usually succeed at the good old, unwanted, tan lines. Will we ever learn? Probably not...

I love this time of year as I think it puts everyone in a better mood when the sun has got his hat on (hip-hip-hip-horray!). The legs are out, the sunnies are on and Pimms is usually flowing. The smell of barbeque in the air and the sound of laughter is enough to put anyone in a good mood.

Today’s attire is a 2 piece that I made myself a little while ago. I have a couple like this now and they are just so easy to wear and accessorize, minimum effort is required. I actually bought this material in a charity shop and just fell in love with its deep floral pattern, great for any season. With the trim around the neck being black it was a no-brainer that I would accessorise today’s outfit with my black backpack and trusty black sunglasses. I was originally wearing my lower, pointy black sandals which are Limited Edition from New Look last year but after a little shopping with my darling friend, Tate, I came home with these beauties on my feet! What a perfect accompaniment with my outfit.

I also had my hair trimmed yesterday and thank goodness as I was finding it hard to see through my long fringe! If you fancy seeing how that turned out then just take a look at my lastest YouTube video, it says it all! One of my bestest friends, Becky, cuts my hair and I love the way she straightens it afterwards. I always feel like a new woman when I’ve had my hair done, like I can take on anything! Well, maybe not quite...

I hope you’re all having a lovely time enjoying the sunshine like I am! What have you lot been up to?

Speak soon sweets,

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Humble Abode

Hey beauts,

Another month passed that I haven’t written to you...where does the time go?! Me and Jack are settling into our flat really well. I almost cannot believe it’s been a month that we’ve been here already! I guess time really does fly when you’re having fun!

I feel so much happier these days. Before we moved into this flat I was miserable at my old job, my Dad was ill and soon to be having surgery, and on top of that Jack and Dad’s friendship wasn’t great. I was ‘stuck-in-the-mud’ (anyone else remember that game at school?!) and I just couldn’t seem to pull myself out. But I soon did. I took it upon myself to quit the job that was making me unhappy, despite not having another job lined up and me and Jack went to view a couple of flats. It’s the little steps, and risks, that we take that help you to move on in life. I’ve learnt that a lot over recent months. I am now in a job that I would never have dreamed of being in, and I’ll admit it’s not where I intend on staying, but for now it’s a little step towards my dreams. This job could potentially earn me the money I need to one day have my own business. Sometimes in life we need to take these gambles, and be in jobs we don’t necessarily want to be in, another thing in which myself, and Jack, have learnt.

My Dad is now on the road to recovery. You see, I never mentioned this before but he had bowel cancer and the tumour was pretty big. Fortunately the wonderful staff at Southampton General Hospital managed to operate and remove the tumour, which was the size of two fists. The consultation yesterday confirmed that they managed to remove all of the cancer. I’m welling up just thinking about it and how relieved we all are. The next step is to have more chemotherapy until Winter time and then check-ups for the next three years. I still get upset thinking about it because it almost doesn’t seem real. It’s like this isn’t my life and this didn’t happy to me or my family, because my Dad is a saint and managed to stay positive throughout the whole thing, sometimes you’d forget he was even ill! Me and my Dad are really close and I cannot be any prouder of him than I am now. I aspire to always be as positive as him, even in the darkest of times.

Anyway, today I wanted to show you one of my favourite places in (or out?) of our flat; our balcony.  That’s right, I’m not quite ready to show you inside yet ;) We sort of have our own little garden going on with two pots of pretty flowers and some chillies and peppers growing on the side, all thanks to my Dad for growing them in the first place. We can actually see some little buds on the chillies now so it’s all very exciting!! Today I took most of our cushions out onto the balcony and enjoyed a few hours in the sun, just relaxing. It’s so peaceful where we live, it’s a nice place to escape and just have some time to think and appreciate where I am in life. I thought it was a really pretty setting, especially with the flower garland surrounding me. This evening might bring a few candles, a glass of wine and a cuddle under the blanket with Jack, and it’ll be all the more pretty with my fairy lights around the top of our balcony shining in the night.

I say this all of the time, but I really do miss blogging. I have had some trouble with TalkTalk’s internet. If you ever want internet, do not go with them! Now to head to Dad’s to upload this and call BT to get some internet in our flat. I’m going out of my mind not having it!! A typical blogger, ey?

Speak to you soon lovelies,

P.s - I uploaded a new YouTube video yesterday showing you some of the little things me and Jack bought for the flat. Take a look at my channel here, and don’t forget to thumbs up and subscribe. I may not be around all the time but I’m still here!

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Moving day!!

Hey beauts,

So yesterday me and Jack moved all (or most!) of our belongings into our new flat. It was such an emotional day with highs and lows (mainly highs of course!!). Anyone who has moved before will know just how stressful it is and how on earth do you have so much stuff crammed into just one room?! It baffles me. We did snap at each other quite a bit throughout the day, but to be honest me and Jack have been together so long now that our bickering is soon forgotten and we're all smiles again!

We had a few friends and family over in the evening for food and a few drinks (the wine was certainly flowing after eating barely anything all day!) which was lovely. It's so surreal being in our own place after dreaming about it for so long, especially when you've spent your whole life in one house! But we're super happy and cannot wait to settle in and have everything in it's own place.

We did a little vlog from the past two days and made it into a video for my YouTube channel so if you're nosey like me then have a little look, and don't worry a flat tour will soon follow! ;)

I am off to Ibiza for a hen doo tomorrow so I will be gone until Sunday (or longer if the internet isn't set up!). Have a great week and I will speak to you soon lovely :)

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Packing, and more packing

Hello my lovelies,

Long time no see! If you have been keeping up with my YouTube channel you'll have seen my recent video's where I explained all in my life at the moment. If you haven't then head on over by clicking here, and maybe give me a cheeky little 'thumbs up' and subcribe if you're feeling generous :)

So, I'll try not to make this blog post to boring but basically I have been packing a lot recently, especially today, as me and Jack are moving into our first flat together on Monday!! This is something we have dreamed about for so long and now it's finally happening it's all rather surreal!

We did intend on moving to Brighton when we got our first place together, however Jack's job and apprenticeship is going really well (he's well on the way to becoming a licensed tattoo artist!!) so we decided we would stay down here a little longer, and not to mention the new building's going up in the village next to us were looking rather appealing! I ended up getting a job within three weeks of being unemployed (I was going mad without a job!!), something I have never done before and never thought I would do, or even like, but I'm really enjoying it so far and the money has it's chances of being really good too so I'd be silly to turn it down! And with a little hope of one day living in the new building's in the next village, we did it! We put a holding fee down and saved up a lot of money in the last three weeks and now we're moving in in under two days!!

It's been a manic May what with all the packing and flat arrangements, but also because my Dad had a pretty serious operation on Thursday. But the good news is that it all went well and he's now on the road to recovery! (Horray!! Could things be looking up for the Lee family?!) I am so proud of his whole positive attitude throughout the end of last year until now, he has been such an inspiration and has kept me going throughout his illness. I couldn't be a prouder daughter :')

Anywhoo, I'm off to see him in hospital now so I will catch up with you guys in a few days when you can have a little nosey into mine and Jack's moving day!!

Speak to you soon sweets,

Monday, 21 April 2014

130. Always look on the bright side of life

Jumper & Trousers: Zara  //  Shoes: New Look

Hello my beauties!

Happy Easter Monday to you all! Another outfit of the day for you, aren't I being good this weekend?! Quite a simple outfit for today's post as it's hard to know what to wear at the moment with this kind of weather. Do you risk layering up and becoming to hot and stripping off in the middle of the day? Or do you wear too little and risk being cold for the rest of the day? That's why outfits like this are good because you have a happy medium. These trousers are super comfy and very light-weight and thin, meaning even on the hottest of days you'll still feel pretty comfortable and care free, and contrasting to that I have a thick-ish quilted jumper on from Zara but it has short sleeves to give you that balance. And of course if a miracle were to happen and the temperature suddenly raised you can take the jumper off and reveal a t-shirt or little cami to cool you down (but let's face it, the chances of that happening in Britain is very slim!).

As for the shoes, I thought I would wear my chunky sandals from New Look last year (although they are back in this year! Woo!) to add a bit of an edge to an otherwise pretty simple outfit. As you can see I had a lot of fun taking these outfit photos and thought I would share them with you. I was in a pretty good mood which always helps and as depressing as it sounds is sort of a rare occasion these days what with everything going on, BUT we must always look on the brighter side of life especially when things are out of our control.

Also, one more thing, I mentioned in a video that I would do a blog post on how to get yourself out of a rut and I haven't forgotten about that, I will write it up very soon and get it published for you but I think it might take a little while.

Speak to you soon lovelies,

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Hey beauts,

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter! I hope you've all had a great day whatever you have been up to and stuff yourselves silly with chocolate tonight :P

Speak to you soon lovelies,