Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Leaving on a jet plane.

Sorry I have been M.I.A for awhile. Job applying and flat searching has been taking its toll. After staring at a computer screen all day my head hurts and eyes sting and unfortunately blogging has had to take a back seat. I am off on holiday tomorrow for two weeks, which is a well needed break. As soon as I am back I will be updating my blog layout as I have scrapped the old look and will be bombarding with you blog posts :)

Fingers crossed for coming back to a job offer (I can dream) and you lovelies have an awesome two weeks. Ta da for now.

Lots of love

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Monday, 8 August 2011

You Jammy Dodger!

What an awesome start to the week I have just had, ooo I can't stop grinning.

On Friday (July 29th) I stumbled across a competition on Clippy's facebook page. Clippy are a company I am sure you have all heard about. Mainly known for their DIY bags, Clippy sell bags, washbags, folders and brollies you can customise yourself. The items have pockets in which you can slip in a photo of you and your friends, add trinkets, ribbons, and they even sell packs on the site to help get you started. I have always admired all of the products on their site so when I saw the competition, I had to enter!

The competition was to celebrate the release of their new Lunch bags and to enter you had to write a comment on where you would take your new lunchbag. After commenting, I carried on delving through their website getting myself more excited about the prospect of maybe owning a Clippy item but in the back of my mind telling myself, 'you dont win anything don't get to excited'.

A few hours later my phone went off with a Facebook notification, I HAD WON.

I have been excited all week waiting for the postman to appear with my parcel, and today was the day. As soon as I saw the parcel waiting for me I ripped it open, squealing with excitement. I am not one of those who can wait, that parcel is getting opened where ever I am!

These lunch bags come in three different designs The Sophie, The Rose and The Emily, which I received.

The Emily comes in a bright pink mock croc print with gold detailing. Perfect size for a 'lunch bag', will definitely be able to fit in your sarnies, a cool can/bottle of your fave pop and any other treats you desire. I especially love the Jammy Dodger key ring attached to the pink tassle, so cute.

The Clippy Lunch Bags retail at £24.50 and can be found on their website. They claim to keep your lunch cool for up to 8 hours, are 'wipe clean' and can also hold freezer ice packs. Impressive stuff. I am most definitely looking forward to using the bag, lets hope the weather keeps warm :)

If you haven't checked out Clippy yet, I think you should. I noticed on their Facebook page that in September they will be selling phone cases, WANT, I will definitely be getting me one of those bad boys :)

Ta da for now,

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Thursday, 4 August 2011

I wish I wish

Happy Thursday my pretties :) I am so extremely happy it is Thursday eve, I like this time of the week. Have had a pretty bland/stressful week this far, consisting of editing my portfolio website and applying for jobs. Still no luck with the latter.

This leads me on to Day 11 of my 30 day challenge - What you want more than anything right now.

I am currently wishing for a job that I am passionate about, in London. I don't think this is too big a wish, its achievable so I just need to push that little bit harder. I am hoping that I will look back at this blog post in October and be happy living and working in London.

There are many other things I could wish for that I would love, like a new car or a super dooper holiday, but for now a job will do :)

As a pick me up, Jody took me to a lovely restaurant this evening in Milton Keynes called Turtle Bay. I was a bit hesitant at first as there was a Nando's right next door, usually I wouldn't dare cheat on my beloved peri peri peri chicken. Tonight I did, for some beautiful jerk chicken.

Turtle Bay is a caribbean restaurant where they aim to 'capture the Caribbean island vibe by serving up exceptional, authentic dishes in an environment inspired by the love of laid-back living'. Ooooo it was so tasty. Jerk chicken with sweet potato mash and coleslaw, and then chocolate pie with ice cream for desert. I could eat it all again nom nom. I think there are only a handful of the restaurants around, but you must check it out if you pass one, I will most definitely be returning.

 Much loves

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Monday, 1 August 2011


Hi there, I am writing this whilst attempting to shelter from the heat. We constantly moan how rubbish the weather is here and then on the off chance that it is BOILING, like today, we moan. Such is life.

Today, I bring you my favourite movie. I couldn't narrow this down completely but I have three for you.

My first fave is Grease. One summer, years ago, I spent every day of the summer holidays watching the film all the way through with one of my best friends and we would re-enact it. EVERY DAY.

Film numero duo is Sleeping Beauty. Back in the day when I was little, I used to think I was Sleeping Beauty, so much so that you had to call me Aurora and I would walk round with one of those hooded towels on my head, pretending it was my long blonde locks. You can say it, I was/am strange!!

Third fave is Big Daddy. I love ALL of Adam Sandler's films, but Big Daddy is definitely my favourite. I cry without fail every time 'Frankenstein' is taken away, yet I still find it the perfect film to pick me up when I am feeling low. Hip hop hip hop-anoimous.

Talking of films, I have seen two extremely funny films in the past month. If you haven't checked out Bridesmaids or Horrible Bosses yet, then do, they had me in tears.

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