Sunday, 31 August 2014

Silent Sunday


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Saturday, 30 August 2014

My Blogging Tools Of The Trade


I've been getting into this blogging game for almost two years now (wow, time flies!) and I have picked up a few technological tools which makes blogging a bit easier and smoother to do.  So I thought I would share them with you. 
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Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Dream Holiday Destinations

With all this moving to France and reading everyone else's blogs about their exciting summer holidays the wanderlust bug has definitely bit me.  

Plus it doesn't help that I have recently re-discovered the Wanderlust website which tempts me to run away!  

So I thought I would put together a list of my dream holiday destinations, what do you think of my list?

In no particular order.... 

Glacier Express in the Alps 



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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Afternoon Tea on a Budget at Brodies in Moffat, South West Scotland

UPDATE JULY 2015: I can no longer endorse Brodies as a business for a number of reasons despite enjoying my afternoon tea.  Please note that I paid for the food featured in this post myself. 

You might have spotted on Instagram that last week I went for afternoon tea with my Mum, we are both BIG fans of afternoon tea so like to treat ourselves now and then. 
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Sunday, 24 August 2014

Friday, 22 August 2014

My Favourite Apps

I recently entered the brilliant Iphone world after hanging on to my old Samsung as long as possible.  However with my contract being up soon and moving to France I thought I would get an unlocked iphone so I can stay in touch with people a little bit easier. 

Now I have one it's basically amazing and I love it so I thought I would share with you my favourite apps on it. 











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Monday, 18 August 2014

A Maze-ing

I hope you appreciate the title of this post, I'm pretty much a comic genius.  

This summer Matty and I have been bitten by the maze bug, I mean it, we've been to about five or six different local mazes.  Yes, bit of a crazy maze phase in this house!


I thought I would show you around one of my favourite ones - Carnfunnock Park in Northern Ireland.  I have done a few looks up there before, you might have seen it here and here!
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Panda & Sons, Edinburgh Review - King of Cocktail Concoctions

Remember when I was up in Edinburgh for the TGI Burger Night?  Well once we had guzzled up our burgers we went up and around the corner to Queen Street to visit Panda & Sons.  

I really enjoyed my cheeky cocktail at Panda & Sons so I thought I would write a little post about it, it's not sponsored or anything.  I just thought I would share a great place in Edinburgh!  

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

Green on Green




Oh it's this Zara skirt again!  I'm terribly sorry but I like it, okay?!  

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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Packing For University Checklist

With all the sunny weather - and the not so sunny weather - it is easy to get swept up in summer fever.  But for some of you out there moving away to university will be looming up in the very near future.  

That was me almost four years ago and I was trying to get organised to head up to St Andrews.  So I thought I would write up a little checklist with my essentials for moving up to university. 

Home Supplies

You might have some things supplied but it's always good to have your own basics, especially if you are sharing with people.  That way you are guaranteed to have something clean!

So you will want one- big plate, side plate, pasta bowl and soup bowl.  This zig zag set is pretty neat, but I love the fox print here

Chuck in a cutlery set as well!  Maybe this lego inspired set... 

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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Is This Workwear?




So class, today's question... is this workwear?  I'm going to say yes, because I like it!  

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Friday, 8 August 2014

Spudgy Stationery Shoot


I love stationery and I love fancy stationery, so when Natalie over at Spudgy Stationery sent me some super cute stuff I was in my element.  

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

Be My Sweetheart


Will you be my sweetheart?

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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Burger Blind Date at TGI Fridays, Edinburgh

Last week TGI Fridays in Edinburgh a host of bloggers assembled to go on a blind date- but with a difference.  This was a burger blind date!  And although it didn't go off without a hitch it was a fun night with some great company.  

I took my friend James and we made sure to get different things to get lots of photos for the post! 

We were greeted with a cocktail- very tasty but their "large" really means large, not that I'm complaining! 



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Tuesday, 5 August 2014

My Favourite Things To Do In Lake Windermere & The Lake District

With the weather being so amazing recently I was feeling a little bit cooped up at home.  A staycation was in order, so we jumped in the car and headed to the Lake District for the day. 

The Lake District is such a typical British get away, beautiful lakes and landscapes, lots to do and for the past few weeks atypical British weather.  The sun was out and out to stay! 

We're lucky to be not that far away, only just over an hour drive away.  But be warned the roads are pretty windy once you are off the motorway and parking can be a bit expensive.  You can also stop on the road, go for a little hike and soak in the views which gives a break from the drive! 



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Sunday, 3 August 2014

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Great Waves

I have no Lookbook widget for this look as I was silly and didn't like any of the shots which had my knees in it, so no Lookbook for me! 

Today I am wearing:
Black Milk Great Waves Dress
Grey Cardi 
String of pearls worn as a belt 


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Friday, 1 August 2014

The Commonwealth Games - An Introduction To Sport Shooting

Hands up who went to see any of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow?  
I did!

I had a great two days away up at the Barry Buddon range for some shooting events, so thought I would tell you a little bit about them and why I thought they were special.  I also thought I could give you a little introduction to my chosen sport - shooting! 

As you guys know from my rather excitable opening ceremony post I love the Commonwealth Games and I think Scotland have put on a really good show!  All the home countries have done so well in the medal table which is really good to see as well! 

So before I tell you about our little days out I should tell you about the sport itself! 

Within shooting there are three different guns used- rifles, shotguns and pistols.  There are several disciplines within those types, who all do different things. 

Rifle
I shoot rifle, and all the disciplines within it.  I use a .177 air rifle to point at a stationary target 10 metres away, while I stand up.  

Then I also have a .22 rifle which I use in the 50 metre prone event - which is where I lie down and point at a target 50 metres away.  This is also used in the 3 Position (3P) event where you lie down, kneel and stand up. 

There is also fullbore rifle which is done with big guns (7.62 calibre) at big distances (from 300 to 1000 yards)

Shotgun 
I also have a shotgun (I got it for my 21st birthday and you might have seen my excited post on Instagram a few weeks ago) but I don't shoot competitively.  Within shotgun there are three disciplines: skeet, trap and double trap.  

Skeet sends out clays from towers at the side while the shooters move around in a semi circle.  

In trap and double trap one or two clays (you can figure out which one is which) is fired out and the shooters don't move all the way around. 

Pistol 
Pistol is similar in ways to rifle.  There is an air pistol event and events which use a .22 pistol.  .22 pistol can be done at 25 and 50 metres and there are some rapid fire events which are very exciting- there are five targets that have to be shot in short period of times - sometimes as short as 4 seconds!

Glasgow 2014 
Glasgow was great because your ticket to the shooting events was essentially a day pass which got you into all the different shooting ranges.  So we got to see all the events which were on! 

We had some amazing weather, which made the shotgun events especially enjoyable.  We grabbed some cider and sat back in the sun to watch some shooting!  We got to watch the trap events where there were lots of home country athletes in both the men and women's events.  

We were most interested in the rifle events since we both do it but it was really great to see my friend Kristian win a bronze medal in the rapid fire pistol event!  To see more of Kristian's life check out his very active Twitter

The rifle finals were crazy tense but it was great to see Jen McIntosh win some [more] medals for Scotland and I was really proud of all my friends who competed- they've worked so hard to get there and did really well! 

If you want to keep up with my shooting exploits you can follow me on Facebook here, there are also lots of other shooters on Facebook who you can follow and keep up to date with.  
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