Tuesday, November 5, 2013


A couple of weekends ago some good friends and me went up to visit my brother at his new university in Edinburgh. Despite it being cold it was such a nice weekend. I was coming from Nottingham so picked up a friend who is studying in Leeds on my way. The others had the easy journey from London so all hoped on a train from there. We were greeted will hellos and hugs when we finally got to Edinburgh (How is it possible to be in the Midlands, so half way there, but it still take less time for the people coming from London!). First Port of call... Food! And not just any old food would do it had to be burgers. Having done the research we tootled off to a great little burger joint called Hollyrood 9a. Burgers galore. After studying the never-ending menu we all order our separate burgers with the brave opting to share a haggis one as extra. Each burger came with chips and coleslaw, all placed on a wooden board and served to you by a young lively Scottish girl. All the food was great, except the haggis. I can proudly say that will be the first and last time I will ever eat haggis. Sorry to any Scottish people out there, but I just don’t get it. It’s kind of gross.
After having our fill of burgers and on the boys part beers, we decided that this was as good of a time as any to brave the mess that was going to be my brothers room and halls. 
WOW. I thought my halls weren’t that bad but his. What greeted us as we opened his room was apart from the pile of dirty washing and unmade bed a flat screen tv, a working telephone and a king size bed! Talk about slumming it! He even has a cleaning lad who come in and does everything for him except washing. Hmmm. Luxury.
After mumming his room and doing some tidying we all decided that we should get some rest before our big night out.
For our big night be decided to hit up one of apparently Edinburgh’s best cubs and one of my bros and his friends favorites places to go Opal Lounge.
What we planed was going to be our crazy night out turned more into watching the people of Edinburgh go crazy! All in all we had a great night and stumbled home in the early morning having encountered some incredible Scottish people. 
Before all heading in our separate directions we went for a big roast at The Dome restaurant, anyone looking for a extravagant setting to have a great roast for good money head here! With the huge flower arrangements and chandeliers it is truly spectacular
I love weekends away they always end up feeling way longer than just a couple of days, this one was especially great cause I got to see the bro too which is a bonus!
Now all we have to do is start planning where to go next!
Love xxx 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Long Time No Blog

WOW. Weeks, months and even seasons have changed since my last blog entry. What happened?!? I just don't know! 
Anyhow now that that is done with we can get to the interesting stuff. 
I have decided to change the format for this blog post so you can really see what pictures go with what writing! We have a LOT to get through! 

Last time we spoke I was just starting my summer and was about to board a flight to one of my favorite places on earth, MALLORCA. 7 weeks of sun, fun, friends! What more can a girl want? I love going to Mallorca and every year struggle to come back home to reality and normally the rain! And this year was especially hard! Lazy days filled with sun bathing, days out on the sea and always laughing. It’s hard to let go of when the time comes. 

In the middle of my trip to Mallorca we had a little break for one reason or the other. My brother and Dad are avid hunters so jumped at the weeklong break to go shooting in Austria. The girls in the family where less keen on this idea and so decided that this was the perfect opportunity to get some well earned cleansing for our bodies. 
Off to the SHA Wellness and health spa it was. Now I will be the first to openly say healthy eating to the extreme and exercise are not my cup of tea to say the least! But since we where in the middle of it all and well I could definitely do with a healthy lifestyle injection I jumped into it fully! And you know what... I was wrong! It was actually thoroughly enjoyable and I have never felt better! Most days started with a healthy breakfast (Small! All the food portions where tiny!) before your first spa treatment. Each day you pretty much went from the spa to the sun lounger, gym and meal times. Not a bad way to spend a day really. All the food was macrobiotic which took some getting used too and with every meal came a interesting selection of tea.... mmmm. 

Next Stop PARIS! My smarty-pants sister managed to bag herself a 1st class honors from Oxford university and so as a surprise her adorable boyfriend took her to Paris to stay in her dream hotel. Hotel Costs. And what good friends would we be if we didn't tag a long? We packed our bags and our best surprise shouts and off to Paris we went! I love Paris and all it has to offer! (Besides the language. I speak no French. None.) The weather was unbelievable that weekend! We spent the majority of the time walking around with cups of coffee and croissants taking in the sights and the weather.

After Paris life returned back to normal, I had to get ready for Uni one last time (WHAT?!) and prepare for the change of seasons. Bye summer hello autumn. Dark nights and cold days! Yay. 
Still, a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about...
Love xxx