Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June Instagram Roundup

Royal Ascot

I was lucky enough to visit Royal Ascot on the 20th June which was Ladies' Day. I left for Ascot at around 8am with my Mum and Auntie and we took a 3 hour coach to Berkshire. We all felt very odd waiting at the bus stop in our Ascot attire (hats included).

The horse racing only made up a very small part of the day. We arrived at 11am and the racing did not start until 2.30pm. The Silver Ring was made up of lots of bars, stalls and food outlets.

It was so lovely to see so many people make an effort with the formal dress code. There was such a variety in outfit styles, littered with the occasional fashion faux pas.

This was my first time betting, in Race 1 my horse won! In the second race my horse came 2nd. After that my beginners luck diminished...

For the day I decided to wear my black jumpsuit with a lace blazer. I also went with felt hat as I struggled to find an inexpensive fascinator that I loved.

Monday, 10 June 2013

Photo walk

Revision has been a huge part of my life recently, I am now on the home straight. 5 more exams in the next 2 weeks then I am finished A-levels forever. Anthony came over for tea as a break from my revision and we took my SLR camera out for a walk as it has been gathering dust. All pictures were taken using a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I can't wait for summer I have almost 3 months of adventures to plan with my wonderful friends who have been neglected during exam season. Just praying for sunshine now! (Look away if you hate mushy couple photos...)


Thursday, 23 May 2013

Coeliac Awareness Week

Last week was Coeliac Awareness Week. Coeliac is a disease which involves intolerance to Gluten, Wheat, Barley and Rye. In Coeliacs eating gluten can damage the villi on the lining of the small intestine and result in serious immune response. Symptoms include infertility, rash, hair loss, ulcers and stomach pains. My Mother and I went on a Coeliac diet for this awareness week and I realised how difficult it must be to have an intolerance you have to be incredibly careful about your food choices. Special free-from food are also rather expensive and when eating out your meal choices are very narrow. I attempted to keep a food diary via Instagram of my eating habits throughout the week.

At the end of it I felt a lot healthier and my skin was really good, I stayed away from a lot of bad snacks for fear of what they contained!

Last Week

Untitled by Charlotte Judge
Untitled, a photo by Charlotte Judge on Flickr.

This week is my last week at secondary school, ever. After 7 years it has been really scary. We have been dressing up all week everyone has made an effort it has been brilliant.

Monday: Blast from the Past
Tuesday: Famous Faces
Wednesday: Uniform
Thursday: Nationalities
Friday: Animal Kingdom

The themes are awesome! Here is my costume from Wednesday. It is Anthony's old cadet uniform...

Also, I recently dip dyed my hair pink. It is super exciting. I have been so absent recently, it's exam season once more....

Friday, 12 April 2013

Cherry Coke and a Catchup!

After 2 weeks of almost non-stop revision. We managed to reunite the awesome foursome after months. I visited the Riverview Diner with Sarita, Vicki and Jess. It is a gorgeous 1940s style automobile diner where we like to catch up!!

From Vicki's Instagram

I had a cheeky hotdog and chips (the diet starts tomorrow...) followed my a chocolate ice cream sundae that I shared with Jess. The diner is so picturesque, I couldn't resist taking my SLR out for the first time in a while.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

early march hapennings...

This is what I look like in March... I found some videos that I took of Anthony and wanted to make some of me to combine into one video. Until I realised that I don't have a video editor- It's the thought that counts!

I have a strange obsession with stationary I love it! I have jars of clips and pegs, notecards and pens all over my desk but, Today I got the coolest stuff. These two Monopoly board notepads and Periodic Table of Elements rubbers! Which are soooo cool, I really struggled with which elements to pick (that sounds so nerdy). I am planning to keep one as a food diary and the other as a normal diary.

I also bought some new pyjamas, these are super cute. They are blue with little watering cans on- They remind me of spring!

When I got back from Italy Mum had put this gorgeous film photography print up in my room. My next door neighbour took this it is an abstract of the railway bridge near our house. 


My mum left this cute note on my suitcase!
 I have been skiing in Italy in the February half term (again). In a place called Pinzolo. The mountains were beautiful and the blizzard-like conditions made it feel like I was living in a sheet of plain paper- Everything was so white!!

Packing lists!

 For the apr├ęs ski programme we went on a Husky drawn sleigh ride, which was amazing but they pooped everywhere!

Anthony got me this gorgeous Fjallraven Kanken for Valentines day, which I took on the trip. I chose graphite so I would be able to wear it with everything!

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Valentine's Day

I have never written a post in advance before but then again by the time it gets to Valentines Day these goodies will have been wrapped and exchanged! Today is 4th February. I am celebrating Valentine's day with Anthony on Saturday 9th as he will be back in Bournemouth on the actual day. :(

 I got this super cute card in Paperchase, they have so many sweet animal related ones. As well as cards with cheesy chat-up lines on the front.
 I saw these 'Kisses Tickets' on Urban Outfitters and thought they were funny and really cute.

Of the 100 tickets there are 3 'Golden Tickets' which have extra detail such as 'kiss with hug'.

For the other part of my gift I sat and made little labels as I got 10 of this item, so there were enough from February to November.

I also think I am going to do some Valentine's baking like I did last year! There is almost always an excuse to make cakes or cookies.

Friday, 8 February 2013


It's a Friday evening and I am sitting in my room planning a Disney themed wedding. 

I have been browsing tumblr and falling in love with lots of beautiful photographs (lots with bokeh)... and decided I need somewhere new to post things that can be organised. With Valentine's day coming up I am feeling super lovey and so that is where the entire wedding scenario came from.

In short, I have signed up for Pinterest...

Mickey likes the plans.
 In other news, My mother came home yesterday and told me that she had a gift for me. She also said "Don't be offended" and whipped this badboy out!

My twin?

Monday, 4 February 2013

Thoughts for February

The other day somebody mentioned that I hadn't had my SLR camera out for a long time, So I decided to take a few snaps. I miss photographing, I should really take my camera out more often!

Not sure of Bloggers photo quality, but this was taken on a Canon 600D. With a 50mm lens and a 1.8 aperture- lovely stuff!

Sunday, 27 January 2013


I have had 5 exams in the January exam period. Biology Unit 4 and Chemistry Unit 4, as well as 3 retakes. These included: Maths Core 2, Mechanics Unit 1 and Biology Unit 2. I revised super hard and I will hopefully get all the results I need. On the night of the 1st of December I got my final 2 University offers.

Wednesday 14th December

Had Anthony's Nan's 80th Birthday Meal. Which was lovely to get dressed up for. I had the best steak and attempted to teach his Grandad to gangnam style!

Tuesday 25th December

I spent most of Christmas day with my family, Granddad and Anthony. Then the other part with Anthony's family where I had to open all of my gifts in front of a crowd.

Clockwise: Card from Nicola, Peas at Aunties, Tag on 'Wonderstruck' gift, Gemma Correll Jumper from Anthony

Wednesday 26th December

I spent Boxing Day with Anthony's family, we had a lovely dinner and had crackers. These crackers contained racing Santa sleighs. I had a really slow orange one and didn't do very well when racing!

Saturday 29th December

The evening before Anthony's birthday I managed to shut his head in my car door, ow. 29th was Anthony and his Mum's birthday woooo! I got him an orange and black Links of London bracelet.

Clockwise: Porkpie Hat from Anthony's parents, Cath Kidston makeup bag from brother, Slippers, Kindle and Case