Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Freshers Take 3- Wednesday

On Wednesday during the day, Hannah and I went to Uni to go to the bunfight, where everyone tries to get you to join their societies. It was soo busy but we got some free goodies which is always good! In the end I have now joined belly dancing, piano and salsa :) I wish I'd joined societies in my first 2 years, everyone always says 'Make sure you join a society!!' and I didn't think to listen haha! Never mind, better late than never :)

In the evening Hannah, Catherine and I decided that 3 days of going out was taking it's toll so we went out for dinner instead :) We decided to go to one of our favourite restaurants in Southampton, Mango where they serve really yummy Thai food. We always go here which you can see from here XD We all got the same thing.. Crispy beef and Mango juice :) It was delicious XD

To see more of what I've been getting up to during Freshers you can click here :)

What have you been getting up to recently? What's your favourite restaurant near you? :)

Friday, 24 October 2014

Freshers Take 3- Tuesday

Tuesday came round and CatherineHannah and I couldn't decide where to go.. Usually Tuesday's are known either for Sobar, where they have £1.50 triples or for Bloc Party.
We knew both places were going to be packed so last minute we decided to go to Bloc Party in Bedford Place. We were a bit late leaving the house, which if you're already paying a bit more to get into more venues, is a little bit silly but never mind haha! It took us too long to get ready XD Usually when I've been to Bloc Party in the past, we go Buddha, Tokyo, maybe somewhere else and then finish off in Junk. However This time we stuck to Buddha Lounge and Buddha Club. It was good in there and the music was good so we decided to stay as we knew that Junk would be hectic :)

If you want to read about our previous Freshers nights out then you can here :)

What did you do during your Fresher's events? Did you go out or did you have cozy nights in with your housemates? :)

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Blue Tartan Skirt

Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Tartan is a trend I never thought I would follow. It always seems to remind me of kilts (surprise surprise) or of school girl outfits/ clothes I wore as a child. Anways, it's been creeping in over the years and I've secretly admired people pulling off tartan, aka my best friend Ruth. As I was shopping a few weeks ago with mum she spotted this lovely skirt, I wasn't sure if I could pull it off, but usually things mum picks out always turn out to be one of my favourites or end up looking really nice! :)

Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Blue Tartan Skirt from New Look
Top, coat and tights- Primark, Skirt- New Look, Boots- Dorothy Perkins
I would have preferred it to be a tiny bit tighter, I can hear mum in my head being like 'Everything doesn't have to be super tight!' ... Yes mum :') So this skirt is from New Look, and it was around £15 I think! So with student discount I thought it was a really good price! I bought the bardot top from Primark for only £4! Bargain! and then wore it with my new black suede boots from Dorothy Perkins and a very old coat from Primark and obviously tights as it's getting chilly :)

What do you think? How else would you wear this skirt? And what are your thoughts on the tartan trend? :)

Ps. All the photos were taken by Pardis :)

Friday, 17 October 2014

Freshers Take 3- Monday

Carrying on with my little Freshers series, on Monday I went to the gym again during the day and Catherine moved in so our little house was complete! :) In the evening Hannah, Catherine and I headed off to Turtle Bay, a really nice Caribbean Restaurant and they do 2 for 1 on cocktails at certain times, before going to Switch. Switch used to be Provenance back when I was in first year and I absolutely loved it then! It felt good to be back, the only downside was the music was a bit off at times, but I guess everyone's taste is different :) Drinks wise it wasn't as hectic as my birthday and yeah it was really nice to go out and have a dance and it was nice to go some place a bit fancier for predrinks :) Starting off Freshers week in style! XD

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

21st Birthday Antics

The other week I celebrated my 21st birthday and I went to Cafe Parfait which you can read about here. On Friday I carried on the birthday celebrations and my lovely girls from home came down! I'm so glad that they did I've missed them too much! :) It was so nice catching up with them, cooking dinner and getting ready together! So on the Friday we all went to Switch.

Hmm, Switch. It used to be Provenance, which I absolutely loved, and then it changed to Myth and now it's Switch. I went the week before and it wasn't too bad, the music was a bit naff at times but overall it was a good night and I usually always had the best nights there before. However. Last Friday...

Cue the massive rant...

The queue was huuuuuge, but luckily we had queue jump. So we went inside, got shown to our booths, which I didn't realise were booths I thought you could just sit there anyway haha, and we were given VIP bands which didn't really get you anything at all, so a bit pointless really. Once we were settled we went to get a drink. The queue for drinks was actually ridiculous. I gave up waiting after a while but Pardis decided to carry on queuing for us both, I kept looking every so often and he was at the front so I thought he'd get served soon.

More than half an hour later, I went to rejoin the queue. I could see that Pardis was at the front and how the bar staff were serving everyone around him but not him. Literally people either side of him. I was so, so, angry. I was just about to get served when the guy next to Pardis told the barlady to serve Pardis next and so she did. By this stage I was actually fuming. I don't know if the staff were actually that blind or if they were flat out racist or sexist or whatever. So anyway we finally got our drinks at 12:36 bearing in mind we got in at at 11:15. It shouldnt have made me this angry but it did, because it's just not right.

Anyways! Massive rant over! Seeing as we'd wasted so much time getting drinks we decided to go dance, the music was better than the week before and we met up with some other friends too. It did pick up a lot after that so in the end I had a really good night but it's a shame that it started off that way :)

Brownie Heaven Waffle Sprinkles Gelato
Brownie Heaven Waffle Sprinkles Gelato

The next day we all went to Sprinkles :) I looove sprinkles if you couldn't tell haha! I decided to get 'Brownie Heaven' which is so rich and filling but I ate it anyway XD We were going to go out again on Saturday but we decided to go for KFC and have a quite girly night in catching up instead as we were all tired and hungover from the previous nights XD

Overall I had a really good birthday and I loved that the girls came down to spend it with me! :)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Turning Twenty-One

On the 2nd of October I turned 21! It's soooo weird I can't believe I'm that old already! I definitely don't feel it :) I had a really lovely day and I have such amazing friends :) Pardis came down in the afternoon so to start off the birthday celebrations Hannah, Ali, Pardis and I went to Sprinkles where we had waffles! I am now obsessed with Sprinkles, I first tried it last year, i resisted for a year and a bit but I finally gave in and it is amazing, and in my opinion better than Creams. I had the 'Chocolate Milk Sensation' which I tend to go for usually as it's super yummy. :)

Milk Chocolate Sensation Waffle

After sprinkles I couldn't resist going into New Look and I bought a white top, which I'm always getting told off for buying, it's not my fault if I like white pretty tops with lace or beads etc XD but then I had to rush off for a quick lecture. After dinner the Hannah, Catherine and Pardis brought out cake and sang me Happy Birthday XD I always feel awkward sitting there while people sing to me but I think everyone does haha!

In the evening I decided to go to Cafe Parfait, so a lot of friends from Halls in our First Year came to our tiny little house for predrinks. It was so lovely seeing everyone again :)
On a Thursday at Parfait it's their Chocolate Factory night so they give out Freddos and they have a chocolate fountain, I had some marshmallows dipped in chocolate, it was sooo sickly but so so good XD

I had a really fun night and I'm so happy that people came out for it to make it even more special :) I had a really lovely birthday and that was just the start of the birthday celebrations! :D