Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Friday, 29 August 2014

Polperro is a beautiful fishing village just a few miles south down the coast from Looe. It has a rich history dating back to the 18th century, where inhabitants of the village were encouraged to smuggle goods, such as tea, from the channel islands. 
Let's be honest, if a war broke out now, I'm sure a lot of us would be in support of a bit of tea smuggling!

Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary

Monday, 25 August 2014

Wherever I go, I have to visit a zoo, wildlife park, a sanctuary or a rescue centre. Animals are my one true love (apart from Katy Perry). 
Studying Zoology at university has widened my eyes to the world of conservation and to the world of animals themselves. So, I make a point to visit these places whilst I am in the area, no matter how big or small, because I know that even my entrance fee counts towards helping the animals.

Looe, Cornwall, UK

Friday, 22 August 2014

Looe is one of my favourite places in the UK. Situated in south-east Cornwall, it was once not a town as a whole, but was separated into two towns by a single bridge over the River Looe. However, now, the towns have come together and are now just easily named ‘West Looe’ and ’East Looe’. Much better!

West Looe is the much quieter half of Looe, being home to few shops and restaurants away from the busier half, East Looe, where I stayed - a mile away from the main shopping area, and a beautiful walk away.

Oxford, UK

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Oxford is a special place to my stepdad as he was born and bred there, and despite moving away while he was young (which he always questions why, and I always reply with the same old 'you wouldn't have met me and Mum!') he still classes it as his home.

The last time that I went to Oxford, I was only a small child. I can't remember it at all!
I love to see new places and to explore, so W suggested that while he goes to a football game, my Mum, my sister and I should go shopping (my Mum prefers the sight of a River Island sale than a beautiful old building) and we'd stay in a hotel over night and go and see the sights the next day.
So, that we did!

Personally, I wasn't much of a fan of the high street. After living in Manchester for three years, it takes a lot to match up to my beloved Market Street. However, the 'Bunny Bubbles' street entertainment made me smile and I loved The Covered Market and its unique shops and cute cafés. I only took my phone out on this day, so I'll share with you a few of my iPhone snaps:

1. Bunny Bubbles! Super cute. 2. Disney ornaments in a collector's shop 3. Bikes with baskets are my favourite 4. I couldn't have been the only Blobby mad little girl?! These biscuits made me so happy!

My Road Trip Hand Luggage Essentials & Some Other Little Bits of Advice

Thursday, 7 August 2014

I am quite possibly the worst packer in history. I have been going back and forth to uni for three years now, and yet I’ll still pack an excessive amount of clothing for the number of days that I am going for, aswell as taking enough underwear to keep me going for a good month.
I find it extremely difficult to narrow down what I actually need and what I’d just like to be there ‘just in case’. Has the ‘just in case’ situation ever happened to me? No. But I’ll keep on packing those things anyway.

Each year my family goes on a UK trip, where for several hours in the car I have to keep myself alive, sane, occupied whilst being surrounded by my loud ass family. A mission indeed.
So, I thought I’d let you in on my hand luggage, in case you have a road trip coming up and may need a bit of help with what to pack to keep yourself occupied, or, like me, just to keep yourself sane.


Monday, 4 August 2014

Today, I received a label from a woman that I cannot claim that I have ever been called before, and that label is 'trashy'. Her reason for this is because I was wearing this t-shirt...

Now, I just want to put it out there that I am not easily offended, and therefore this comment received no more than a sigh and  a swift eye-roll from myself as I passed the woman and her agreeing boyfriend (?) by, but I had to publicise this due to the fact that this girl-to-girl behaviour is not okay.

1. of the nature of trash; inferior in quality; rubbishy; useless or worthless

I understand that this t-shirt is very much a statement piece that definitely shouts out to the crowd, to not like it and the have a strong preference to never buy it is very understandable - but where in the world is the sense in insulting the person that decides they do want it in their wardrobe? Does that Disney design give somebody the right to call me something that indicates that I am worthless?

It made me rethink all of the times that my friends have been insulted by other girls,saying that what they're wearing makes them look like 'sluts', or it makes them look like a 'heffa'. Without meaning to sound too Mean-Girls-y here, "you have all got to stop calling each other sluts and whores!"

Girls nowadays struggle with confidence much, much more than what they used to. Society, nowadays, posts unrealistic images on billboards and smooth out anything that could be classed as 'imperfect' in magazines, but the people that surround us, they are real. But if the real girls are all insulting each others appearance, how are we supposed to accept ourselves?

It is not okay to say those things. It's not okay to judge somebody on their appearance in the most horrid of ways, and if you must think bad things, then keep them in your heads, because words hurt.
Luckily, I have hit the point in my life where I have come to accept who I am, yes, I'd love to change many things, but taking an insult and brushing it off is easy for me. A lot of girls aren't like me. A lot of girls will have come home today, taken this t-shirt off, and will never wear it again in public - and we all have at least a tiny piece of those girls within ourselves.

Always think before you speak. Always take people's feelings into consideration. Always be kind.

Find me on: bloglovin'Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest & Tumblr

P.s. Just a quick side note to say thank you to all of my new followers that have appeared in the last couple of days - the fact you have followed my blog so early on brings me confidence for things to come! 
& pssst.. make sure to follow my blog & not my profile! Thank you :)

My Liebster Blog Award

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Hello sweethearts of the blog world, I hope you are all doing well today!

Yesterday, Sarah over at Buzz, Boots & Berries nominated me for a liebster blog award, which is basically a great way to discover new and undiscovered blogs that deserve some recognition.
As I am a born again blogger, this is a perfect way for me to hunt around for some new and potential favourite blogs to follow, and to learn about you all in the process! Maybe even make some new friends - I really have absolutely nothing to lose :)

So, my hair is up in a scrunchie, I have a cup of tea beside me, and I am ready to answer the questions that Sarah has decided to give. It gives you all a chance to learn a little more about myself, and maybe even a new topic of conversation that you'd all like me to have a little ramble about in a future post!
A big thank you to Sarah for nominating me, and now let's go, Barbie girls!

The rules are as follows:
  • You must answer all 11 questions given to you by the person who nominated you.
  • You must link back to the person that nominated you.
  • After completing these questions you must nominate 11 bloggers (with under 200 followers) and give them 11 questions of your choice.
  • You can not nominate the person who nominated you.
  • You must let your nominees know that they have been nominated and provide a link to your post so that they can learn about it.