Here’s my latest monthly instalment of life in Instagram! Enjoy..
Here’s a rather generic photo of my delicious burger and some yummy fruity cocktails. These were captured on a trip to see my favourite Stokies Terri, Charl and Lily for Charls birthday a little while back. We went to Newcastle Under Lyme for some drinks in a really cool little bar called The Ten Green Bottles Co. We then went on to a couple more bars and somehow ended up having a sit down meal at 2am at an Indian restaurant.
The burger is from The Exchange in Hanley which is possibly one of my favourite burger places ever! I got blue cheese, mushroom and mayo… so good! Maybe check out Terris actual review because she’s better with words than me..
I’ve mentioned on here a couple of times before that I’ve been taking weekly pole fitness classes locally with the lovely Katie at Poletics in Bedford. I’ve kind of been doing it on and off a bit as it’s hard to schedule it in every week, but lately I’ve really been getting back into it.
I’ll be honest, I’m not great (at all) but I still really enjoy the classes and it’s something so different to anything else I’ve done before! The photos might not look like much but it feels like such an achievement to me because when I first started I could not do a thing. And now I can do upside down holding on with no arms and hold it long enough to take a couple of photos! I probably don’t have the right build or strength to do a lot of the tricks, and I’m so inflexible that some things can be hard for me. But practice makes perfect!
I haven’t done a ‘home’ type post in a little while so I am probably due to do one! But in the meantime, check out this pretty floral quilted throw I picked up in Primark. It was reduced to only £10! To be honest I really don’t need it, it just sits at the bottom of my bed looking cute, but it was so cheap! I’d wanted something like this for ages so was chuffed when I found it. I do recommend checking out the homeware section in Primark as they have some really good bits and pieces.
I was recently really lucky as I won a £100 John Lewis gift card for completing a survey and being entered into a prize draw. As they were having up to 20% off branded goods a few weeks ago I decided to treat myself! I bought a pair of white Converse Dainty Seasonal Ox trainers and the Ted Baker Gardcon Hanging Gardens Tote Bag. I may have already ruined the trainers by getting them covered in mud at Slam Dunk Festival.. oops!
A couple of weeks ago I got to go to the last EVER Funeral for a Friend gig. I always loved FFAF ever since I saw them on Top of the Pops singing Streetcar circa 2005. They were the first ‘alternative’ band I had ever really got into and I’ve adored them ever since. When I was younger I never really had anyone to go to gigs with etc but I did manage to see them once at Leeds festival and then a year ago at a small gig in Birmingham. I will forever regret not seeing them in my hometown of Milton Keynes earlier this year!
I had tried to get tickets to their Last Chance To Dance tour but it sold out before I had the chance to. Also, I still had not found anyone that shared my love for FFAF so I regretfully let the opportunity pass me by. But when I woke up on the Saturday and realised that night was the last ever chance I would have to see them, I got straight on to Twitter hunting for a ticket. I didn’t care if I had to go alone, I was desperate to go, and London isn’t that far for me to go alone.
I managed to buy a standing ticket at face value from a guy on Twitter and I could not wait to get on the train into London! I was really fortunate to meet up with bloggers Milly and Kariss at the gig so I wasn’t left standing on my lonesome, and they had luckily got a standing spot right at the front! I can’t tell you how amazing and emotional the whole night was, but I loved every second. You never really realise how much music means to you until you realise you can never see your favourite band again. Check out Beckys blog post on the matter to read her FFAF story!
I also attended Slam Dunk Festival South over the bank holiday weekend, and again I went along on my own (I’m so brave now!). I was really looking forward to going as the line up was amazing and included some of my favourite bands.
I got to see Mayday Parade (again) on the main stage (I even wore my Mayday Parade t-shirt!), and then Real Friends and Amity Affliction (both SO good!), as well as We Came as Romans and Seafoal. I had such a good time and although I met up with a couple of people, I quite enjoyed being on my own!
I’ve been doing a bit of charity shop hunting lately and I’ve picked up a few nice little things. I bought one of the little bird drinking tumblers from a shop years ago and it’s my favourite glass to use! So when I found a set of three more glasses for only 99p I had to get them to make my set up to 4! I then found one more at the weekend for 50p so now I have 5 bird glasses! Aren’t they cute? I believe they’re from the 60’s.
I also picked up another set of drinking glasses, this time a set of 6 for only 99p and they have little pastel blue leaves printed on them. I also found a floral Royal Albert side plate for £2 in another charity shop.
I love using false lashes when I go on nights out, so I was chuffed to bits when I found that Superdrug were selling these sets of Ardell deluxe lashes for only 10p for a set of 2! I ordered them online so I’m not sure if it was a pricing error, but I ordered a total of 7 packets (so 14 lash sets) for 70p in total including delivery! I wish I’d ordered more now, they’re amazing!
I have an outfit post coming up in the next few weeks featuring a nautical dress and I’d been looking for a pair of navy blue heels to wear with it. I found this pair of brand new blue suede New Look heels on eBay and won them for only £6 in total including postage! They still have the £25 sticker on so I got a bargain an they’re just what I needed!
This denim shorts and Broderie Anglaise top combo I picked up from a charity shop over the weekend. They are both originally from next but they labels inside look like 90’s labels. The shirt top was only £1.50 and the shorts were £3.
I also picked up this ribbed pizza tshirt in Primark for only £3. Cute!