Friday, 30 August 2013

Home comforts...

Living away from home has both its perks and its downsides. For instance, it is great being able to have your own space to live your own life but then again you miss certain little things that you grew up with.

Recently I spent a few days back at my parents house and it got me thinking about my home comforts which I will share with you below:

Barney & Alfie:

                              (L-R Alfie & Barney)

I miss this terrible twosome too much - whether it is Alfie's obsession with his ball or Barney's thievery, I miss it all. I love spending as much time with them as possible and either causing chaos with them (much to my mums annoyance) or taking advantage of their snuggling ability (yes, they are both extremely cuddly as well). I also miss walking them as going for a walk without a dog is not the same thing.

Bucket sized mugs of tea:

Being British, a cup of tea is never far from my mind.At home, my Mum has these ginormous mugs which are the size of small buckets. I love these mugs as not only are they huge, they also manage to successfully satisfy my tea obsession (for a while anyway).

Homegrown vegetables:

My Dad has green fingers (actually my Mum isn't too bad either - hey Mum, I know you read this :p) and every year since I can remember he has planted a veg garden. To me, there is nothing better than the knowledge of knowing that you grew the veg upon your plate yourself. I just wish that my garden wasn't shared so I could do the same.

A few others that I have no photos of:

Homecooking: I don't know if there is anyone who doesn't like going home for a home cooked meal by their parents. Particular favourites of mine include: Mince & Dumplings, Cullen Skink,roast dinner and my Dad's Lasagne.

Living in the Countryside: Living in a city is amazing - don't get me wrong. However, sometimes I prefer being surrounded by fields and the peacefulness which is the countryside. I love it anytime of year - from lambs in the fields in Spring to beautiful snowy scenes in the Winter. There is no time of year that I do not appreciate the countryside.

Shutters: My parents live in a Victorian house in which most of the bedrooms have wooden shutters in them.These are great as they block out every single speck of light which means I often sleep in and wake up wondering what time it is. My mum also brings me in a cup of tea to wake me up too :).

                                                   What are your home comforts?

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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Blonde or Brunette?

I have a little bit of a dilemma: I should be getting my hair cut and coloured next week for the first time in forever (yes, I am bad when it comes to my hair), and I can't decide whether to go brunette again or blonde.I have previously been both at some point or other. It's a tough decision - what do you think I should do?

Goodness knows what I was up to here...

My Mother was pretty snap-happy on this day!

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

This is a public service announcement,this is our latest....

Barney's expression is priceless!

Why, hello there! I feel like it has been an age since we last met.Life has just been a tad busy of late - what with two weekends in a row away, a job application (which I procrastinated for about a week on what to write), some socialising and also full-time work to fit in. It is safe to say this girl has been a busy bee with hardly any time to write :(.

So in the last two weeks: my desk has arrived from home (thanks to my Dad);I have purchased a new camera which will be used for Youtube and for days when I don't want to take my SLR with me; I have managed to kick my slight Starbucks addiction and I have discovered that trying to take photos of a hamster is hard work (I have a lot of pictures of a black blur - shame as I want to introduce you to him). I have also been swimming in the sea with an unhappy Golden Retriever who hates water (he wasn't best pleased with me - although there was a beneficial reason for him), made a makeshift bed, fallen in love with Ben Howard's album and laughed (a lot!).

Safe to say...normal service will now resume.

If you can name the song and artist -  then bonus points to you!
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