Wednesday, 27 July 2016
Monday, 25 July 2016
There is only one way to make it through a Sunday evening when you know Monday is looming - and that is with cocktails.
For me, I always love the idea of making cocktails, but sometimes struggle with knowing what ingredients I need and making sure I have the right measures of everything. Enter Funkin. Their pre-made cocktail mixers mean that all you need to do is add alcohol...and then drink it! What more could anyone possibly want? Plus, they give you a 3 stage process on the side of the carton to make life easier, after all - you need it to be as simple as possible once you've had a couple of these! Gone are the days I turn up to pre-drinks with a bottle of vodka and some flat lemonade...
The cocktails taste EXACTLY like you would expect from a bar (maybe a little stronger...whoops) and come in a variety of different flavours too. You can also get the complete set and get a Funkin shaker, which is ideal for mixing your drink over ice and any other additions you want to include. I gave the classic Mojito a try today but have some other types to taste test!!! All I added was a spiral cucumber garnish, some mint leaves and a lime wedge - simple but effective! I've decided to make each one my "cocktail of the week" and then pick my favourite at the end. It doesn't sound like a bad routine to get into if you ask me...
Friday, 15 July 2016
Tuesday, 12 July 2016
More often than not you will find me in a pair of ripped jeans, a tee and some trainers...especially on a rainy day! As I am going through my self-proclaimed obsessive bomber phase, it is commonly a toss up between one of these or a trusty leather jacket. Today the bomber wins.
I absolutely love this unisex white tee from Polly Clothing - it is such a simple design which is definitely something I like in a t-shirt. I don't think you can beat statement text on a good fitting top. It's oversized fit is perfect for pairing with jeans for a casual street style vibe...plus it has to be the softest thing EVER! Maybe this will stop me stealing my boyfriend's t-shirts (probably not). Polly are a new brand and have some other great stuff available on their website - definitely worth checking out or following them on Insta to see what they are up to.
This look also features my classic black running trainers from Nike...which I do very little running in.
Top: Polly Clothing
Bomber Jacket: Topshop
Buy this t-shirt here
Monday, 11 July 2016
Happy Monday everyone!
I hope your day is going a little better than mine has so far. Turns out you should always check shoes that you haven't worn since your uni days as there may be shards of broken glass in there. Yep thats right, I threw a pair of old converse on this morning in a hurry and suffered a slight glass attack. I have no idea how or why...but it happened. It is Monday though - so we can just blame that.
All in all I had a great weekend, which started with a reunion with my friends in Birmingham. The photos probably aren't blog worthy as I began drinking at approximately 2pm. Moving swiftly on...
My Sunday was filled with more sport than I had originally anticipated, but it was great. We went all out for the Wimbledon Final by making a jug of Pimm's (maybe four jugs...), strawberries and cream, and scones. Tennis is something that I really enjoy watching but never think to actually get tickets to go and watch live - something that I hope to do next year.
My Sunday ended watching the football final between Portugal and France. Let's just say I wasn't as entertained as I had been with a jug of Pimm's in my hand watching the tennis!
Saturday, 2 July 2016
Ola! Third post in one week...you can definitely tell I have a new laptop.
So, everyone always tries to tell you how amazing Glastonbury is. For those of us who don't go and have to listen to the festival go-ers harp on about how it is the best thing in the world can be tiring. In all fairness that is exactly what this post is going to do - put into words (try to, anyway) how great the festival really is, from a first timers perspective.
Just one week ago, I would have been well into my first night of headliners, knee deep in mud whilst clutching a cup of wine. For someone who doesn't often camp (and didn't even have a tent until days before I went), I didn't fully know what to expect. Mud doesn't really bother me, perhaps that is something that you come to expect when you have a 5 stone chocolate labrador. My main concern was how I was going to fit everything I needed into ONE rucksack...and even more so how I was going to carry it.
So off I went, a nine hour journey down (didn't drive - so definitely cannot take the credit for that), followed by a 40 minute walk to the camping spot. Including hills. And mud. And a 85L rucksack. Life was definitely made easier by the fact I opted for the classic "pop up tent"...something that absolutely does not just "pop back down" once you have finished. The pain of the journey is naturally eased by your first beer...quickly turning into your fifth.
As a classic gal, I had each days outfit planned. I even packed a pair of Dr Martens for when the mud was at bay...needless to say these didn't get worn. I think my festival fashion lasted for the first three days. I was then easily swayed into wearing jumpers and leggings and throwing a cap on (backwards). This was partly due to being nesh and partly because my "festival fashion" probably wasn't practical. I know my mum will read this and yes I did ignore your advice.
As a born and bred food lover, I was a little apprehensive as to what to expect from festival food vans. I could not have been more wrong. There must have been a van for every food type, and it wasn't your classic cold microwaved food, it really was fantastic. Particular highlight of the week being a halloumi cone. Thats right. A cone full of halloumi.
Glastonbury really is its own little bubble. It is like its own village populated with hundreds of thousands of people, all together for one united reason. I have many highlights, mainly the fact that I got to see Coldplay perform their closing set which really was as amazing as it looked on the TV. We also opted for a silent disco one night, something so simple but oh so brilliant.
Did I have to have physio yesterday from sleeping on a lilo? Yes. Am I still a little unsure as to whether I will be fully clean again? Yes. Am i still going to do everything in my power to go next year? Yes.
Thank you Glasto.