Friday, 19 September 2014

London Days 1-3

We are having a lazy day today after a super busy 4 days in Paris. So, I thought it would be a good opportunity to blog! I'm going to break it all up, because, well otherwise the posts would be so super long even I would probably give up reading them :)

MONDAY - Was pretty uneventful. We landed about 6.30am and by the time we go our bags (they put ours through on the wrong baggage reclaim carousel, just ours, and we honestly thought out luggage was lost) and made our way to Grandmas, we were ready for a nap. Once we woke up and freshened up, we headed into Oxford street to sort out our phones and do a bit of shopping. We hit up the M&S food hall, which I had been sorely missing, and headed home to feast on our bounty. 

TUESDAY - We went to the National Portrait Gallery. It's one of my favourite galleries, and I used to work in Covent Garden when I lived here, so was a lovely spot to stroll around in a break. While we were waiting for them to open, we strolled down to Trafalgar Square and took some photos of the large blue cock.

After the gallery we took a stroll to Covent Garden. There was a wine bar there that Jesse wanted to try, but nothing on the menu took our fancy, so we had some amazing pizza instead.

On the way home we decided to stop off at Oxford Street again and hit up Primark. After we both hit the shopping jackpot, we headed home for a bit of a rest before meeting my Aunt and Cousin for dinner.

We went for a walk on Hampstead Heath and then went to a lovely little restaurant near there for dinner. 

Needless to say we were absolutely exhausted by the time we got home!!

WEDNESDAY - We headed into Borough Market to go to a lovely little Natural Wine bar there. Jesse had met the manager in Perth recently. It was seriously one of the nicest lunches we've had. We ended up staying for nearly 3 hours. 

The food was absolutely excellent. We were stuffed by the time we rolled outta there. 

We had booked on a Jack The Ripper tour in the evening, and didn't really have time to go home, so we made our way to Shoreditch so Jesse could visit a perfume shop there. He spent a good 45 minutes smelling all their fragrances before deciding on the one he wanted. Then we strolled down to Whitechapel and made ourselves cosy in The Ten Bells until our tour started.

I absolutely had a blast on the tour. The guide was excellent, very funny and charming. He also used 'Ripper Vision' which meant he projected images of the crime scenes, photos of the victims, and pictures of the buildings onto the walls. It was so interesting. I highly recommend it. 

We finished out the night with a not-so-great curry in Brick Lane before falling into our beds. 

I'll be back soon with Days 4-7!!

Friday, 12 September 2014

London so far

Hello everyone!! I've finally sat down for long enough to boot up my Macbook and I thought that I would give you all a bit of an update!

We've been pretty much non-stop since we got here. Having an absolute ball. We've hit Oxford St, the National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, The Natural History Museum, The Science Museum, Brent Cross. Had an amazing Lunch at Elliots in Borough Market. Walked a Jack The Ripper tour, complete with ripper vision. Watched Jenny Lewis play an absolutely amazing set at Islington Assembly Hall.  Hung out with Grandma, my Aunt and Cousin. Walked around Hampstead Heath. And eaten and drunk some amazing food and drink. And We've only been here 4 days!

I'll do a more in detail post soon, complete with photos. But I just wanted to stop in and say Hi. I'll leave you with this picture of me with a giant baby. 

And this photo of me and Jesse on our way to see Jenny Lewis. Oh, and did I tell you we got engaged right before we left for London. HELLS YEAH WE DID!!

Back soon!! xx

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

August Instagram Round-Up

I'M LEAVING IN 4 DAYS!!! I am beyond excited. This week is super dragging for me though. Anyway, I'm just stopping in with an August Instagram round up!

Ikea pancake breakfast with my bestie. 

Wearing my amazing Hamburger skirt. 

A beautiful day. 

Jesse made lunch. Tuna with kohl Rabi and radish salad. 

Special Agent Dale Cooper had a haircut. 

I received and wore this amazing dress. 

A throwback Thursday post. I've always been pretty cute! hehe

Off to see Hanson!

Breakfast date with Mum & Dad. Waffles at La Veen.

Kransky is hiding.

I made a cake for the girls.

We had a family lunch. I arrived early and was given free rose at the bar!
August was a pretty great month!!

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Things I Love Thursday

I know, I know, this is very late. Thursday is almost over (for me!) but, better late than never, hey?

Via River Island

There is just something about these shoes that I love. I want to wear them with absolutely everything. 

Via Carmakoma

I don't usually go for oversized, but I am so loving this longline spotty jumper from Carmakoma.

Via New Look

Via New Look

Via New Look
I am dying over these clutches from New Look. I've already made a pact with myself that if I see them in store when I'm in London, I am allowed to buy them!

That's it from me today. Short and sweet. Just like me!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Life Lately

I have been trying all day to sit down and write this post. Things just keep getting in the way! Like my neglected bloglovin queue!

Thursday I had some work to do before running some errands and meeting Katie for a coffee.

Saturday I went out with my folks. We stopped for breakfast before doing a bit of shopping. Then I cam home and napped :)

We decided to try La Veen on King st, and it was so good. I had this iced coffee

And these amazing waffles. Everything was absolutely delicious!

Saturday night Kransky and I started a Harry Potter marathon, before crawling into bed too late

Sunday I headed up to my folks, and we wen to their local farmers market where I scored these amazing handmade chocolates from The Cocoa Patch. I even saved 3 for Jesse!

Not long till my trip now! I'm so beyond excited!!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Thing I Love Thursday

I'm trying so hard not to buy anything now until London. It's really really really really hard. Really. I am lusting after all these things!

Via Mod Cloth

This dress is so cute. It's the perfect LBD for me.

Via Mod Cloth

These shoes are just so cute!

Via City Chic

I love the lace collar on this top. They brought out some like this a little while ago, only they were peplum tops, and I'm really over peplums, so I was happy when they release this. Pity I can't buy it!!

Via City Chic

I'm loving this corset style belt!

Via ASOS Curve

A little bunny ring!! Need I say more?

Via ASOS Curve
I am so in love with this simple, casual playsuit, I keep looking at it. Adding it to my bag, going no, I can't. Then starting the cycle all over again. This just looks so perfect for summer!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Life Lately

It's all happening!! It's only 17 days till we leave. I'm so excited!

I really honestly haven't been up to much lately. Just working, studying and watching a bucket load of TV. I feel like I'm in holiday mode already, which I shouldn't be, but I am just so very much looking forward to it!

Special Agent Dale Cooper went to the groomers and got a hair cut. He look hilarious, but is so much happier without all that hair. 

Jemima, Molly & Kranksy hung out while I took care of some filing.

I found this old photo of me. I've always been adorable :P

This dude likes to share my pillow sometimes.

I fulfilled my ultimate teenage life goal. I saw Hanson live in concert. They played Mmmbop and I had to sit down for a bit.


Sunday morning breakfast. 

Walks with this dude "I know the way mum!"

I guess I should get back to work!