FASHION // If Chicago is the windy city, what is Perth?*

Monday, 21 December 2015

Hello there!
Whilst I'm trying to leave uploading my photos from this trip until after it's over (they'll need editing and I do have my Masters research report to do...priorities) I couldn't help but upload these photos. I've spent the past week in Perth, gotten up to lots of cool stuff and seen lots of beautiful things. I even bumped into one of my friends from secondary school/sixth form which is completely insane! 

Anyway, last Saturday my family and I decided to drive into Perth itself and see the city. If you ever get the chance to visit Perth you have to go to Kings Park and Botanical Gardens. The views of the city are to die for and your parking is free whilst you're there! We took in the landscape, had a walk around and found a treetop walkway. There is so much to do in the park, but you'll want your walking shoes - that's for sure. 

LIFESTYLE // Your Christmas, Your Rules with House of Fraser

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Hello my lovelies!
I hope you're all enjoying these few weeks leading up to Christmas. I'm currently attempting to not get sunburned whilst I'm in Australia (fyi - it's not going well!) but before I flew out early last week I decorated my home so it would look like Santa's grotto when I flew back. Every year we bring out our upside down Christmas tree in my household and it gets decorated in as many baubles and ornaments as we can squeeze on. I've written a post all about my tree and it's on the House of Fraser blog right now! Yes, you've got it, RIGHT NOW. If you want to read a little more into how I do Christmas, then click on this link here, or this one (or this one....okay you get it). 

LIFESTYLE // Secret Santa: £10 and under

Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas is so darn close and I could not be more excited. The house is decorated. I'm listening to festive songs in the lab. I'm drinking far too much mulled wine and cider. I haven't watched one film over the past weekend that wasn't Christmas themed. Okay, maybe that's a bit much considering there's still one week of university left but we'll ignore that.

Anyway, alongside Christmas comes the event of gift purchasing. It's fun to shop for friends and family but there is one Christmas tradition that fills me with fear - Secret Santa. Whether it's a work/friend/flat occasion, I feel the pressure so much. When your gift is the only one received I really feel like it needs to be just right and a mediocre bottle of wine and cheap chocolate just won't do. So, if you've left it a little late and have some last minute gift buying to do, hopefully this post will be even slightly helpful.

TRAVEL // A weekend in Nottingham

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

How are we all doing? Somehow between research, writing a 20 page introduction, coursework and trying to be funny 18 hours a day, I managed to find the time to take a trip to Nottingham. I went to go see my dear friend Sam (you know it) and see the one, and might I add only, Mumford and Sons. Yes, they were fantastic as always (as you can see here on my Insta!). Anyway, not only did I get to see Mumford, I had a little wander around Nottingham too. It was raining and seriously windy so an OOTD post was pretty much impossible but you have got to admit that Nottingham is pretty darn cute.