Monday, 27 January 2014

A Lovely Day Out

Collage strip

The other day I met up with my friend Sarah. She is also a blogger, who’s been doing it for a lot longer than I have, and was probably the main thing that got me into doing it. 500daysoffashion is her blog, you should check it out she writes lots of lovely things. We thought we would try out the new Giraffe restaurant which had opened near us and so went for some brunch, to see what it was like. I have to say their pancakes are Yummy! So we had a nice girly chit chat and caught up on each others life, we had a quick look around the shops and took a detour to the park. Overall I had a really nice day, so I thought I would share with you some of the pictures we took and a sort of outfit of the day. Hope you like it, I went for something a little different with the bowler hat combo, a little out of my comfort zone but I quite like it.

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bowler hat – ebay, top – topshop sale,
skirt – newlook, shoes – newlook, coat – next,
bag – h&m, lipstick – barry m 145 Punky Pink
Thanks for reading. 
Gema xo

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Happiness Week

For those who have been listening to Radio 1 at all this week, you’ll know that they’ve been doing Happiness Week. January can be a depressing month, being strapped for cash after Christmas, the rubbish weather and dark nights drawing in so early. Radio 1 decided to do a series where throughout the week they try to cheer up the nation and make everyone smile. Some of their broadcasts have been quite funny and have definitely put a smile on my face.
In inspiration of this I thought I’d write a post on my view of happiness.  I think it’s the simple things in life that make us truly happy. Here’s a little list of some of the things that make me happy

1. Laughing at the stupid/embarrassing things I tend to do
2. A lovely cup of hot tea
3. pjs and film days
4. Night out on the town with the girls
5. A nice hot bubble bath with a good book after a long stressful day 
6. The sound of rain pounding on the window
7. Dancing around my room like no one's watching 
8. Singing loudly in the car
9. Road trips to see friends
10. Long talks about nothing in particular

I hope you are having a lovely week and if not, don’t worry things will get better. Every day is a second chance. 

Gema xo

*images taken from Google

Saturday, 11 January 2014

A New Year Full of New Things

A few pictures from the last year.

2013 was a bit of a mixed year for me. It was a year of 'endings' really. For a start there was the stress of uni. In April dissertation deadlines were looming and the stress of final exams and assignments was mounting.
Although there were a few stressful moments, my time at university was a great one. I made the choice to move away from home for 3 years, to a place where I knew absolutely no one and had never been before; looking back now I'm not sure how I had the courage. I don't really remember thinking too much about the scary aspects and just focused on the amazing and new opportunities I'd have and I am so glad I did. Even though there were a few ups and downs I did have a great 3 years in Nottingham. I don't think I'll ever forget the friends I made along the way and the adventures I had with them. The first time it actually sunk in that I was moving to a place all on my own, was in the car on my way to move into halls and by then it was too late, I had to jump into the deep end.
So university came to an end in July and I move back home with my parents, now that was a transition. It was quite hard at first adjusting to life back at home and not having the same freedom I had living in Nottingham. At this point I felt like I was in a world of limbo, not too sure where I wanted to go in life and having the pressure to decide and make the right decision. I have to admit I found this quite a hard thing to deal with. Although I now feel like I have things more under control and have more of a direction of where I want to go. 

 I hope that 2014 is a better year, filled with new and exciting opportunities. I haven't made any new year’s resolutions as such but I do have a few goals and things I'd like to happen this year:
1.       Be and feel more positive
2.        Put myself out there more - Just say yes!
3.       Put a foot on the career ladder
4.       Travel more

Thanks for reading :)

Gema xo