Monday, 31 July 2017

Summer Roadtrips

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Hi guys,

Hope you're all having a lovely summer - I'm v jealous if you're a student with your long summer holidays - damn I miss those.

Last week I graduated and I had such a nice day, there's an emotional Instagram post on my page with lots of pictures if you wanted to see. But not only have I finished that chapter of my life, I've jumped right into the deep end of the pool that is adult life. I've moved out of student accommodation and am renting a flat, I've got a full time grown-up job in marketing AND I BOUGHT A CAR. Ohhh yes.

I was super keen to get driving the moment I turned 17 all those years ago and racked up a LOT of miles driving around in my KA when I passed my test. I had to sell my little bubble car when I moved to Germany in 2015 and just didn't get round to replacing it.

So for my birthday I treated myself to a new one - Patrick the Polo. (Yes, it has a name.)

The day I picked it up from the garage I drove 3 hours, 150 miles, back to Warwickshire. As if that wasn't enough driving, 2 days later I drove my friends up to see our friend in Liverpool. Who doesn't love a long road trip, with your besties, a good car DJ, and long stretches of motorway? (If you suffer from travel sickness - I'm sorry).

Monday, 10 July 2017

Decorating On An Extremely Low Budget

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Okay my graduation day is looming, but I'm technically still a student OK? Please? 

One of the challenges of university they don't tell you about: decorating your uni room and making a cosy area you're happy in, on a minimal student loan budget that likely doesn't even cover the rent. It's a skill in itself.

Decorating a new place was always my fave thing about starting a new year - I had 5 rooms in the my uni time. I've always loved interiors, but it's just not realistic to have a stunning Pinterest-worthy place when you're a student, or just decorating on a budget, so this is where these tips come in! I hope you find these useful. 

Thursday, 6 July 2017

5 Things I'm Loving Right Now

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Happy Thursday! Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

I'm heading back to Norfolk today to see my friends and family for my birthday and I'm really looking forward to catching up with people for the short time I'm there. I also had a day trip to Oxford yesterday which was so nice, you may see a little photo diary on here sooner or later (probably later, let's be honest, my turnaround time seems to be terrible lately, why am I always busy?!) (I do like being busy though...)

It's been what feels like foreverrr since I last wrote one of these posts, so I was excited to write this one. I didn't actually know where to start as there's so much going on right now that I could have included more than 5 things easily! But here are the 5 I chose to share.