Friday, July 31

Flashback Friday: Canadian Rockies 2013

Whilst I'm away on my Trek America trip I thought I'd share some pictures from my travels a couple of years ago in the Canadian Rockies with Grand American Adventures. This trip was totally out of my comfort zone as I had only been camping once before on my D of E Bronze and that was just 1 night. We very nearly didn't go because I was so against the camping part but I am so very glad we did as the whole trip was exceptional from our tour leader to all the activities. I noticed on the website that the trip has slightly changed and now includes a Wilderness Overnight Canoe Trip which sounds incredible.
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Wednesday, July 29

Travel: What's in my carry-on bag?

Yay today is the day, we're off to America! I'm writing this on a dreary raining day - guys it's July what are you playing at? So I'm hoping for better weather on the West Coast!
I thought I'd show you what I'm taking with me on the plane for the 11 hour (!) flight. I'm currently trying to work out how many films I can watch in that time...
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Monday, July 27

Hair: DIY Ombre and Maintenance

During the exam period a couple of months ago I picked up some hair dye on a whim/"exam stress panic" and dyed the very tips of my hair blonde. I was really nervous so didn't want to do too much in case it went wrong and I had to chop it off. You can see the results on instagram here. I used the L'oreal Wild Ombre Preference No 1.

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Friday, July 24

Lifestyle: London Day Trip ft. Franco Manca and The Hummingbird Bakery

Last Saturday I woke up far too early for a Saturday and bundled myself onto the train with my friend James in order to visit Jess, who's just recently started her placement year in the big smoke.
Can I just say how much I prefer Chiltern Railways over any other train service, it may take slightly longer but the trains are always so much cleaner and I spent half the time thinking I've got onto the first class carriage by mistake.. - not sponsored I just really really like their trains.
After meeting Jess she reeled off a few options for what we could but we decided to head to Hyde Park in order to grab some bikes, little did we know that this was everyone else's idea and therefore there were no bikes.

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Wednesday, July 22

Fashion: H&M, Warehouse & Nike Haul

I find H&M so unbelievably hit & miss but lately I've picked up so many nice bits I thought I'd put a post together. I then worked out it's actually impossible to take pictures of clothes - tips please?!
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Monday, July 20

Travel: Fashion and Gadget Wishlist

So with less than 2 weeks to go until Emily and I jet off to the West Coast I've put together a little travel wish list... I seem to have left things a little last minute which is crazy considering I'm usually really organised.
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Thursday, July 16

Lifestyle: Summer Reading List

It's been far too long since I've picked up a book that isn't degree related and I really miss it. As i'm heading on holiday for 3 weeks where I'll inevitably have more free time I thought I'd compile a list of what I'll be reading. I popped into Waterstones the other day even though I have a kindle I just love having a book in hand and also I get sucked in by cover designs. I realised how long it had been since I had been in a book shop as there were so many new releases. I've decided my kindle is much easier to travel with as I tend to get through quite a few so here's some I'm adding to my reading list this summer...


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Tuesday, July 14

Travel: A guide to Interrailing

Around this time nearly 2 years ago (on my 18th Birthday in fact!) myself and 2 of my friends set off to Budapest to meet 2 of our other friends who had just spent 1 week travelling round Italy. Little did I know that what was to come were some of the best memories I have. Our trip consisted of Budapest, Prague, Krakow, Berlin, Hamburg and Amsterdam all in the space of 2 weeks. I absolutely loved it. I would also love to go again so here's some tips on how to plan.

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Wednesday, July 8

Lifestyle: 5 TV Shows You Should Watch Right Now

I'm often late to the bandwagon on so many shows, I think it's not going to be my thing and then 3 series in I'll binge watch it all in a matter of weeks. This is the case for all of the below:

Pretty Little Liars
I have a love/hate relationship with this show. How have they managed to drag it out for so long but how am I still intrigued to know who A is?! I started watching this mid-first year of uni when I realised how few contact hours I had - oops.

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Monday, July 6

Sheffield: Mayfield Alpaca Farm

This is a throwback post to a couple of weeks ago when we'd finally all finished our exams and the weather was beautiful! We decided on a trip to see the Alpacas and other animals at Mayfield Alpaca Farm. Ideally located, only a 15 minute drive from our house it was a perfect. For the reasonable price of £3.50 you can access the whole farm and we ended up having the places to ourselves - I only wish we had bought a picnic. You can also purchase some food to feed the alpacas which they definitely seemed to appreciate as one came bounding up to us rather fast when we shook the bag of food.
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Friday, July 3

Lifestyle: Hello July

Bit of a delayed post as I honestly didn't realise it was July when I woke up on the 1st and my dad said "pinch, punch first of the month" (quite the tradition with me and my dad with me usually beating him to it!)

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