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!

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