Notes on my third and final One Direction concert

On Saturday I rocked up to the O2 to hear the dulcet tones of One Direction. Outfit wise, I eventually opted for my favourite cropped lilac jumper paired with an accessorize statement necklace, along with dark blue high-waisted jeans and my cream lace converse. I didn’t fancy lugging a coat around with me for the whole […]

Painting Wimbledon Red

Every now and again, you just need a night out. ‘Out Out’ to be precise. Getting dolled up, donning your favourite heels and selecting the perfect clutch bag, is a necessity sometimes. And letting your hair down whilst dancing like a buffoon with old friends is exactly what the Doctor ordered. Admittedly, you may feel decidedly rough when the […]

Things I’ve learnt from One Direction concerts

Later today, I’ll be off to the O2 to see One Direction. But I’m still none the wiser about what I should wear. Instead, unable to commit to a decision, I find myself asking the question, What does one actually wear to see One Direction? Admittedly, this will be the third time that I’ve been to […]

Throwback Thursday: Graduation – notes on feeling like a Harry Potter Extra

My Facebook news feed has been full of people graduating recently. Seeing snapshots of people in mortar boards and lengthy robes takes me straight back to my own graduation, on a blustery and bitterly cold day in November, back in 2012. It’s crazy to think that I graduated nearly three years ago and that I […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Seventeen: Deers and Double Dates

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I absolutely love The National Trust. And Knole Park is one of my very favourite National Trust places to visit. Mainly because there are deers a plenty there, scattered around the wide, open and very green grounds. I’ve taken so many people here, including Oli when […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Sixteen: A jaunt to Cambridge

One of my favourite things about working in a school is the long holidays that come with the job. As a Teaching Assistant I don’t have to take any work home with me other these holidays, neither do I have to come into School to set up shop for September. (Teachers, I salute you, for […]

How to throw a Baby Shower on a shoestring!

My sister is expecting her second child any minute now. Literally, any minute. So to celebrate the ever approaching arrival of this new bundle of joy, I decided to throw her a baby shower. Admittedly it was a little later than is traditional, but it went down very well and I thought I’d share it […]

(Retrospective) Summertime Gladness Day Fifteen: A wedding and a trip to Tunbridge Wells

My friends James and Tanya got married on August Bank holiday monday, which was a day that should have won a medal for the most amount of rainfall. Thankfully the soaking wet weather didn’t dampen the day, not even a smidgen. In fact it was an absolutely beautiful day and I felt really privileged to […]