Friday, February 28, 2014

Things I'm Loving - What I've learnt this week...

What I've learnt this week is that... 

- Kiwifruit and mango are delicious together!

- Sundown-tree silhouettes are pretty lush

- My health has been suffering a lot these past months - the newest addition is a possible bacterial infection in my stomach, which in turn has left me with really bad gastritis.

- How awesome it is to work in such a supportive environment, with such lovely people. 

- Polar bears dancing are pretty cute

- really silly memes are actually pretty hilair. Totes hilair in fact.

- Avicii are a pretty awesome band/group, with my latest favourite song being.. Hey Brother

linking up with my home girl who I miss way too much

Friday, February 21, 2014

Things I'm Loving - The Half Term edition!

This last week I've been on half term. It's been a glorious week off; I had intended to have lots of 'couch' days as I'm soooo freaking poor until payday. However, this didn't actually work out as I had planned! 

A friend and I popped along to the Photographers' Gallery to check out their latest exhibition. We saw some awesome photos from David Lynch, Andy Warhol and William S. Burroughs. At a £4 entry fee, it was a pretty good deal to see some awesome artists. It brought back memories of using Andy Warhol as an artist model when I was doing 7th form photography at school! 

Andy Warhol
David Lynch
The plan of all plans
A group of us from work had decided that it'd be fun to go to the London Dungeons during half term with some 2 for 1 vouchers we had. This didn't end up happening after discovering that it was going to be over a 2 hour wait in line! So we decided to explore London instead! With 2 Kiwis, 1 Ozzie, a Canadian and an Englishman, we were all set to have loads of fun! 

We started off with attempting a selfie beside Big Ben - SUCCESS! 

Cue the awkward photo bomb by Westminster Bridge...

We walked up past Downing St, past the horse guards - where the horse scared surprised us all with attempting to get into my bag! - carried on down The Strand, The Mall, meandered our way to The National Gallery to get a glimpse of Van Gogh's two Sunflower paintings, which are together for the first time in London in 65 years! 

We popped into the National Portrait Gallery to sneak in a cocktail in their restaurant up on the 4th flour, which also had amazing views of London! We went through to Trafalgar Square, Leicster Square, China Town, and ended up in Soho at the Tucan Pub where the wine started flowing all very nicely! 

The Toucan pub's Guinness bar stools were ever so fun and ever so heavy! We headed to the Maple Leaf, a Canadian pub, to watch the hockey, then stumbled to a few more pubs before heading home at 11! 

This has got to be one of my favourite photos of the day - simply because these lions aren't the easiest thing to climb onto! Cue most of Trafalgar Square getting a loving view of my pants as I was pushed up onto the lions, and then as soon as we were both up we were told to get down.. booo! 

It was probably one of the best days I've had in London! I'm actually the 'worst Londoner' who lacks in a sense of direction, knowing where places are, but it was the perfect day to pretend I knew things, explore a city which has become my second home, and spend time with some awesomely crazy cats!

Linking up with the lovely Meg for things I'm Loving!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Week Of Music - Tuesday's Turn-Up

Tuesday's song definitely has to be I Am Mountain by Gungor. It's a blast it loud, hands in the air type for me! I can't sit still listening to this - something has to bop! 

If you missed out on Monday's song, check it out here!

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Week Of Music - Monday's Music

I'm committing and bringing to you, a full week of my current 'Turn-Up' list! 

Enjoy Monday's treasure! 

Alabama Shakes - You Aint Alone. This song is such a favourite. The voices are amazing. I love the mellow-ness of the beginning of it, then the more 'rocky/souly' feel the rest of it has. 

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Things I'm Loving - Latest Lovings

Oh hey there, poor neglected blog!

As per, I have a list as long as my body if reasons and excuses as to where I've been, what's been happening, the lack of committing to my blog - but no one really cares enough for those! So here's my latest lovings!

Maths exams
I've just started the long painful and hard process of work in order to get my QTS (qualified teacher status - basically being a registered teacher in the UK). First up was sitting my GSCE maths exam. I'm not a maths person, it was my weakest subject at school, so this was a rather daunting exam to sit. With the help and support of some close friends and work colleagues, I managed to get 83% in the exam!

And if that wasn't awesome enough, my school made me a giant low key certificate which I was presented with at our whole school assembly! It was slightly embarrassing, however, I'm so glad and happy that I work in a school who appreciates me and the hard work I put into my job.

Safari Pete
We had this choice as man come into work called Safari Pete. He brings an awesome collection of animals with him, for the kids and teachers to hold, and chats a bit about where they come from etc. I was lucky enough to get to hold a baby crocodile!

New shoes!
I love shoes! Especially these fun shiny coloured ones! I think if I was a shoe, it'd be something along the lines of these ones!

And these boots are my new favs as well! My lovely friend Julia has the same pair, so we're totes matching now!

There's a lovely little coffee place in a Tescos that I pass on my way to work and they do the best flat whites! I feel super cool as well because they know my name and order now!

Care packages
I've had an insane migraine for two weeks now, the first week was awful! I've never had one last this long before or been this bad! So it was such a lovely surprise to get this wee package from my Mumma the other day!

Linking up with the lovely Meg!