Friday, 24 June 2016

Dudmaston Hall

Yesterday my mom and I spent the afternoon at Dudmaston Hall and I thought I'd share some of the pictures I took. Despite it only being a 20 minute drive away I'd never visited before. We began our trip at the prettiest little tea room before taking a wander around the gardens and the house.

The 17th century property is home to orchards, a sizable lake, farmland and beautiful estate cottages. The mansion itself - which is still lived in - also boasts an extensive art collection.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Bedside Health and Beauty Staples

I haven't written a beauty post in a while so I thought I'd do a quick round-up of what I keep on my bedside table. I carry out the majority of my evening skincare routine in the bathroom, but I do like to have a few products on hand as I settle down for the night. Here are my current favourites:

Monday, 6 June 2016

Starting University: My Tips

Last month marked a year since I handed in my Final Major Project and finished University, and it inspired me to put together a blog post on my advice and tips for new starters. I originally attended the University of Gloucestershire in 2010 to study English and Media, but eventually dropped out - as much as I loved the area and the friends I'd made, the course just wasn't for me. I took a year out to work full time and have a good think about what I wanted to do, and in 2012 I headed to Southampton Solent to study Writing Fashion and Culture.

Although I've always been an independent person, I felt quite anxious about starting university. Thankfully I settled straight in at Southampton and ended up making the best memories. I was lucky enough to go on some amazing trips with my course (including New York and Paris) and it's also where I met my boyfriend of four years. Although uni was hard work I'm 100% glad I went and I'd do it all again if I could!

I've seen a few posts on my favourite blogs detailing their advice for new beginners, so thought I would write something similar based on my own experiences. Whether you're about to move out and start uni this year, or you're still at college and are beginning to look into open days, I hope you'll find this post interesting - and above all, helpful!

Friday, 3 June 2016

8 Things You Realise When You Reach Your Mid Twenties

Three weeks ago I turned 25. It was one of my nicest birthdays - I went for afternoon tea at The Ritz with my Mom and sister and flew to Rome with my boyfriend a few days later. However, despite looking forward to the celebrations, I felt anxious about my age. I thought of the things I hadn't achieved that I hoped I would have by now - I haven't moved out of my home town, I haven't bagged my dream job yet and I still don't have my own private butler (okay that one might be a tad dramatic). Still, I've spent some time reflecting on everything I've learned throughout the past couple of years and have felt more at ease. Here are 8 things I've discovered as I've approached my mid twenties...

Monday, 9 May 2016

Budapest vs. Prague

Budapest and Prague are often hailed as two of the most beautiful cities in Eastern Europe. During the past twelve months I've been lucky enough to visit both and thought I would write a comparison post for you all. While many people comment on the similarities of both cities, I had a completely different experience in each one and thought this may be helpful for those of you who can't decide which to visit!

I only had a short amount of time on each trip but I will try and be as thorough as I can. If you have any questions about either please don't hesitate to leave a comment!