So I have 15 minutes of Christmas left and it was lovely, I got to see my family and eat amazing food and I was spoiled completely today! I think all of my family were really happy with their gifts which is great I love when giving happens :D
I got some amazing things! I got Fins and a GoPro housing, I got two pairs of Toms which are my favourite shoes, I got two shirts, which are plaid, I love plaid, Brave and Laputa and I got a beautiful year diary, it's perfect!! Such good gifts, again I am so lucky! I am so thankful for what I have <3
So today has been very relaxed! I have been watching Christmas movies, Elf, The Grinch and so on and I am getting into the Christmas mood!!
I look like a super mope in this picture but here is my Christmas Eve make up! Yay!
My outfit is also very relaxed, my new Quicksilver tshirt which I got for 20 euro in Stephens Green Quicksilver shop, me and the girl had lovely chats! My cardigan is from Topshop, my jeans are from Zara and my shoes are from Tom. I love Tom shoes they are slip ons and they are perfect! I want them all!
I will probably post tomorrow! So Merry Christmas eve, I hope you are spending it with the people whom you love <3
I am making a book and I was able to do it around one of my favourite places to escape to. It's going to be on the mountains and how they are beautiful but there is always a thought in the back of my mind of what has and can happen in such a secluded place.
I got to go up there today and felt great but then had to return to Christmas madness which made me a little frustrated, no one can drive and they get very stupid.
I really like this image, when I first spotted the snow I got so excited, which could be very dangerous on tiny roads with ditches that I can crash into!
I have been a bit crazy with the old spending the past week, between presents for loved ones and then spending on myself I have wracked up quite a bill. I will be showing them in posts very soon though so hopefully I can pass on the spending bug :)
I love this top so I am going to show it off! It's from Quicksilver and the design is by Serena Mitnik Miller and I love it! I have two others which I also love, they were a bit loose to begin with and now that I have lost a little weight they are a lot bigger but to hell they were on sale and I love them so I will wear them till they fall off me!
I am just wearing a tank top, the Quicksilver top and my forever 21 (tv snow) cardigan
My jeans are from Zara, they were really affordable at 26 euro and then my shoes are by DC and I got them in the sale, I love them, they have awesome blue on the inside and the sole.
So that's my quick outfit post. I love these tops so they will be featured more :)
So my family and I went to London, practically our second home, in the hotel the foot men know us very well and welcome us back with open arms! The guy on the desk also knows us and helps us in any way he can, so basically we have been here a lot!
I needed this trip, college is ridiculously stressful so it was nice to get away from it all and just relax and shop and eat, which is what we do when we go to London.
Unfortunitely it lashed the whole day but eh, I had my ski jacket with me so I was bone dry! Still the best purchase of the year!!
Generally it's a given that we eat in China Town, this was our first day, we went to do a bit of shopping and then went for lunch, I get all the pork dishes and some rice and it is delicious, in fact I wish I had some right now!!! The service is brilliant in this restaurant and the food is always delicious! Go to China town when your in London!!
So I did so much walking, Oxford St and Regent St are always the two places I go, I like going to Topshop and Urban outfitters, I can generally get stuff there but also like Zara and Mango. Also all of the shoe shops because I'm obsessed with shoes!! Although ever shoe shop I went into didn't have any of the UK size 6 shoes I wanted!! :(
A majorly exciting thing happened!! I got to see the Hobbit in the Odeon in Leicester Square!! It was amazing I recommend you go to see it now if you haven't I will give it a few weeks until I actually speak about it but I loved it. Anything to do with Tolkin is fine by me and Peter Jackson has done it again. AND there is two more parts!! I am a happy camper!
On Sunday's it's generally pretty relaxed! We go to the Mall (where the Queen lives) and we walk around St. James park and we feed the squirrels, my mother is in fact a squirrel whisperer, I am the squirrel image taker. They are so cute!
We then went to China Town again! And had Dim Sum which is my favourite thing in the world! Oh I could eat it forever! Char Siu Cheong Fun is so good and mixed meat croquettes are just amazing. It's the best food!
This road is probably one of my favourites to go down, it's very posh and very classic styles of clothes, shoes, shaving shops, cheese shops, perfumeries and cigar shops. Basically it's well posh and I like it a lot!
London is a place for me to chill and eat essentially. I am not a huge city person, I like the little towns and quite places but London is somewhere where I will always go. It just feels right, I never really got that with New York, I wish I did but it just didn't click.
If you haven't been, it's a great city, gorgeous buildings, amazing places to eat, it is expensive though, so save your pennies and take a trip. I love it. Always will.
So it's been a while since I posted on of these. A lot has been going on for the past two weeks, I went to Berlin, I am still trying to do posts on them but really not a fan of this blogger layout, we will see what I can do but I have also been very sick for the past two weeks, directly after I got home from Berlin I got the flu and ever since then I have been so under the weather, also college is kicking me in all different directions so I am trying to deal with that. So I have been up to the mountains again and I have been to the beach a lot. It's important to go somewhere you can just take a breath every once in a while and thankfully I can do that with my work. So I will be trying to keep up with this blog, more travel posts maybe, I will be jetting off soon :)
I have worn converse and vans for the longest time and I have only recently found DC Shoes, I have never been a fan of the big chunky DC's, the ones for girls anyway, mens ones are nice, the girl ones are just naff to me but their thinner leaner shoes are awesome!
I have had a Steiff teddy bear since I was born, my father used to do a lot of work in Germany and would feel really bad about leaving my sister and I, so he got us one each from the most beloved teddy bear company. Steiff to me is my childhood, so when I stepped into KaDeWe on The Kurfürstendammand saw the Steiff display it was really exciting for me.
I remember my dad bringing home the Steiff catalogue and wanting a 6ft giraffe! The fact of the matter is these teddys are really expensive, it's around 50 euro for a small teddy.
If you ever have a kinder I recommend investing in a Steiff, for me it's something I will hold on to forever.
My day has been very good, got up early and went to town to hand in some film, public transport is a bit a of a drag but otherwise it was smooth, when I got home I got a delivery, it was my Sigur Ros DVD I have wanted this for ages!
It is such a beautiful dvd, it goes through their music and also their country, which is somewhere I need to go in my lifetime. I hope to go sooner rather than later. Watch this space.
I then rushed to the beach to shoot for my project, I was such an overcast day with lots of fog but it was a mild success so I can rest a little easy...kind of.
I met up with my friend and we went to Glendalough, it is such a nice place but actually it was getting really late and we had about a half an hour there which sucked!
I then met the puppies!!
This is Buster! He is 10 and he is adorable and sweet!
This is Rooney and he is still a puppy, he is mental and attention seeking and lovely!
I love boxers, they are great dogs, my aunt had two when I was younger and they were such lovely animals. I want more dogs!
Right now I am going to go to bed because I have a little holiday tomorrow so night and I will update you when I am back!
Today was the day I needed to get some work done, I had to go out and shoot.
I had such bad anxiety before leaving my house. I had to go though.
I decided to head to Bray to scout out for another brief that is coming up. Again massive mental struggle to do anything. So ended up crying again. It's been an emotional week! I really hate being a girl sometimes! I decided to get a bag of these. Eating generally distracts although I really don't want to go down that road!
I really needed to get my head sorted, I was on my own and am going to be on my own I decided to get a grip and go do some searching. I needed to find good locations to shoot, I realize this may be a little more difficult, actually it will probably be very difficult, but I have to get going on it because I don't have much time! I decided to turn off the road and followed the signs to Sally Gap, I have lovely memories of this place and it is just so beautiful I needed to go somewhere that takes my breath away and these places do.
I have to get a grip. I really do, how I don't know but I will.
This is one of those over emotional posts but anyway. It's a part of my twenties, it's going in my blog.
Today was tough but I don't think this is going to get easier but I will get through it.
So happy driving, I finally have a bit of dirt on my car :) Let's add a bit more!
So you know I said that I was looking forward to this week...well I was wrong. Very wrong.
Tuesday was a waste for me, college wise, if I was informed of what my day would of been like I would have allotted my time accordingly but alas they did not so I decided to go somewhere to get my head sorted so I went here, it's beautiful, again a bit too populated for me but oh it's so gorgeous. I have only been in this area when it was covered in snow and never went here but I am so glad I did.
When I was going back to my car I spotted this gorgeous stag. Absolutely beautiful, I also saw a doe earlier on in my walk. They are absolutely beautiful.
I am obsessed with a BLT sandwich from Avoca, so expensive but so worth it, it's so tastey!
To have a break from all that was going on with college I decided to go see some friends, went to Nando's for the first time, very pleasant I may say also free refills! Awesome!
And to drown the sorrows, this is delicious!
Basically, moral of the story is, one thing led to the whole week being so miserable for me, so don't look forward to anything. Just go through everything a day at a time when you are in a situation that you may not like because thinking that something is going to help may actually turn out be the worst thing imaginable. Pessimistic I know but it's murphy's law.
Also this week I have been sick and I am running really behind on everything!
Ask yourself, why are you doing this and is it worth it? If it's not change it. But right now I would say no but for the well being of others I am going to do this and then I can do things for me. Hopefully.
This has been my week! This inspires me to go out and do more! I want pretty memories and this blog is a great way to keep them all.
Monday was a bust so that's not being shown! Everyone is allowed to have a bad day!
My best friend came over and I did her makeup for her night out for Halloween, She had this spray in hair colour in blue and I sprayed the ends, I absolutely love it! I really want to dye the ends of my hair navy blue, I think it would look awesome!
Halloween was also a bust, I went into the studio and everything went wrong! So I decided to buy some snacks and DVDs and have a chill night in. We dressed my dog as a pumpkin she is so adorable!!
It was so cold on thursday, finally felt like winter there was frost on my windshield! I went for a lovely walk in the morning, I love going to the beach, waves make me really happy!
I went to Carrickmines, it was an hilarious experience, I knew how to get there but I second guessed myself and ended up so far from where I was going! Seriously need to believe in myself more, I am really quite good at things! I got some great things and had a browse in TK Maxx and Pet Stop, I love pet shops!
I went for another walk, I love having a reading week I can go for walks early and still do some work. A beautiful Red Admiral fluttered by and I got to snap it, they are so gorgeous! I also made a cake, let me just say I can whip up a cake made my hand in about 10 minutes and it tastes delicious! I have also watched 2 Broke Girls all day, it's funny and there is cake involved!
Sunday is always a chill day but as I have been relaxing a bit too much I had a bit to do, so I am going to post this and then clean my room and research and workbook all night. Today was nice though, the happy feeling I get when I get some exercise and take in some beautiful places. I am shooting on film for a project and I am so excited to see the results hopefully it will look like the image below except not so Instagram-like.
I had a lovely week filled with ups and downs but now its time to get back to work, I have a busy week next week, I have some new things happening that will sure to make me get out of my comfort zone but it will be worth it in the end! I can't wait to see what next week brings.
I hope you had an awesome week!