Thursday, 27 February 2014
Friday, 21 February 2014
Listening to: Red Lights by Tiesto
Every now and then, it's good to treat yourself. I bought this gingham smock dress the other day and I absolutely love it. Although the fit isn't most flattering, I love the lazy look and feel of this dress.
At the minute, I'm only buying clothes that can be worn all year round. I think this will look great as the weather heats up, teamed with bare legs and gladiator sandels.
Beware: with this baggy dress and the windy weather, be prepared to flash the occasional stranger.
Friday, 14 February 2014
- Ice Bar - I have wanted to go to the Ice Bar for as long as I can remember, but have never got round to it. This year, I will hopefully be celebrating my 24th birthday here and I can't wait.
- Brick Lane - I am forever on Brick Lane eating in Indian restaurants. Curry is my favourite food, so it's the best place for me. This year, I want to make the time to go shopping on Brick Lane. I have been once, a good few years ago now, and absolutely loved it. I hope to go back and buy lots of vintage and second hand pieces for my wardrobe.
- Buckingham Palace - I think the royal family are awesome and, since London 2012, my love has just continued to grow for them. As I love the Queen so much, it only seems right that I have a nose around her house.
- Theatre - I am a huge fan of musicals and I have seen most of the shows in the West End. My favourites are The Lion King, We Will Rock You and The Woman in Black, although they're all too different to compare. A night spent at the theatre is my kind of evening.
- Weekender - I love going out for a good meal and a few pints in London, but my nights are usually caught short with me rushing to get the last train back to Essex. I want to stay in London for a weekend so I can enjoy a good night out or two.
Thursday, 13 February 2014
Wednesday, 12 February 2014
- Hostels - thankfully, I didn't spent a lot of time in hostels whilst travelling. Now don't get me wrong, hostels can be great. They're a brilliant way to meet new people, they're cheap and they can help you plan your trip. But there is always someone who turns the light on in the middle of the night, someone who has to be up early and someone who comes back blind drunk. When you're travelling for a long time, sometimes you just want a good nights sleep and a dorm room isn't always the way to go. I wrote a post here with tips which may make your stay in hostels more comfortable.
- Same Old Story - you meet new people every day and you will always be asked the same 5 questions: "Where are you from? Where are you going? Where have you been? How long are you travelling for? How long are you here?" After a little while, it can get a bit tiring so try and mix it up a bit.
- Party Party Party - when you're travelling, there's always a reason to go out. It'll be someone's first or last night somewhere, someone going home or it's ladies night. At the beginning it's great fun, but after a little while your liver will start to hate you and you'll feel rough. Remember, there's plenty more things to do then sitting in bars.
- The 5 Minute Friend - when you meet someone new, you don't know how long you'll be with them for. You could travel with them for weeks, spend a few days in the same place or have a quick 5 minute encounter. You meet some lovely people on the road and you can have the most amazing time with them, and maybe that's all it's meant to be. But it's a nice feeling to really get to know someone and spend more then 5 minutes with them.
- Goodbyes - each goodbye is different. Some you expect, some you say in the hope to see them again and some are terribly sad. I have said countless goodbyes in my life, all of which I have not enjoyed. These days it is much easier to stay in touch with people, with the odd tweet, facebook message or email, but eventually it'll slowly stop despite your best intentions. When you travel long enough, you have people you miss all over the world and it can feel like your heart is broken in to different pieces. You can have life changing moments with people and it's hard when you realise you may not see that person again. I hate saying goodbye.