Monday, 18 January 2016

Kindle Paperwhite






Flynn is a brilliant plot-twister and manipulator of readers' expectations. The Grownup keeps you guessing until the end - and beyond. (THE TIMES)




In the past few years, I have become quite the book lover. So you can imagine my delight when I received a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas. This was completely unexpected, as I thought the wrapped parcel was a DVD (very similar in weight). I've never used a kindle before, so I was excited to try it out! I decided to read The Grownup written by Gillian Flynn as my first kindle book. It's a fast paced short story, very like her best-seller, Gone Girl.

There's a reason why Kindles are so popular. It's lightweight, easy to use and you can have the book you want to read instantly. The screen's brightness can be adjusted to be read in any light. I often struggle reading in the evening - those energy saving light bulbs are far too dim to read under. I also find it easier to read horizontally. I've yet to find the perfect way to prop open a book whilst laying down, it can be very tricky! I have read that you can share books with other kindle readers, so I must find out how this works and connect with family and friends.

Overall, it has been a positive experience. I was a little wary at first - can technology really replace actual books? Well, I will be alternating between books and the kindle. I like knowing how far into a book I am and how many pages I have left to turn. So, I guess I'll be having the best of both worlds. As a gift, the Kindle Paperwhite was a complete hit! Thanks Dad!

Monday, 11 January 2016

CELEB STYLE






I was scrolling through instagram, as you do, and came across the picture above. I thought, 'cool socks'. The socks in question are by British fashion legend, Dame Vivienne Westwood. I started to scroll through the owner's instagram and came to the conclusion - I would very much love to have her wardrobe!!

This leads me to the question - If you can have any celeb's wardrobe, who would you choose? I would have to go with the former Radio 1 presenter, Fearne Cotton. Yes, those designer socks certainly caught my eye and fancy...

Fearne Cotton's personal style is often a mix of high street and vintage, which for me, is a winning combination. The vintage pieces she wears are always fun and chic, whether it be a beaded dress or a statement coat from the local thrift store. When it comes to wearing prints and bold colours, Fearne does Fearne and she always makes it work. As with the newest trends, she tailors what's current into her everyday look, all whilst staying true to her own style.

It's her rock chick, down to earth style that makes her very relatable, and her outfits attainable. Of course, you can purchase your very own inspired pieces from her fashion collection from Very. Fearne is soon to be on our TV screen, alongside Gok Wan in a new show on ITV Be (Does anyone watch this channel?). They will be discussing who was rocking the red carpet and who wasn't... Luckily, Fearne always rocks the red carpet!


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Sunday, 3 January 2016

BE HAPPY





“People tend to think that happiness is a stroke of luck, something that will descend like fine weather if you're fortunate. But happiness is the result of personal effort. You fight for it, strive for it, insist upon it, and sometimes even travel around the world looking for it. You have to participate relentlessly.” 

Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love



Friday, 1 January 2016

HERE WE GO


A new year, a new me?
Wait a second, where did 2015 go? The year came and went in such a hurry, I've not even had time to reflect on the past 12 months. Though, there isn't much to say, I survived the year! Apart from the odd bump in the road, it was rather ordinary. 
I want this new year to be different.


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There's a world out there and I want to see it!
Well, last year, I finally got my passport renewed! This would surely allow me to go on holiday and visit new places. The only thing stopping me, is myself. Oh, and that problematic hold that anxiety has on me. However, with passport at hand, I went to Paris with my mum and two sisters. Even though, it was only for the day, it was quite the achievement for me. I had the BEST day and like so many, I fell in love with the city. I need to do this again and so much more in 2016.  

I would like to become body confident again. 
I turned 30! I have no qualms with turning 30, it's just another birthday to me. One thing I have realised though, is that my metabolism has slowed the fuck down. I'm pretty sure age plays a big part in this. I can no longer eat what I like and still fit into my skinny jeans. This year, I will not shy away from exercise. I will not hide under my duvet and moan 'all my clothes look rubbish on me!'. It's time to get fit and eat healthier - this is not just a generic new year's resolution but a promise to myself. 

Finally. this little blog of mine. I want to post more frequently and freely. Also, I would like to delve into the world of collage - an art form that I love! Images are the perfect substitute for words and so many times I struggle to find the right words to express myself. So, more images to come.

PS. Happy New Year! Hope this year brings you lots of JOY!