Saturday, 22 November 2014

LANCASTER


The sound of this weekend, have a listen while reading.

This is part 3/3 read part 1 here and part 2 here.

16/11/14
4PM arrive in Tash's university city, Lancaster. After putting out bags away in her flat and chilled, we headed out for dinner. This was just what we needed after those two days of non stop, travelling, eating and drinking. A quiet dinner in a nice Italian followed by flim with munchies and bed.


It was so super spending time with my cousin and best friend Tash, since she went to study for her PGCE it's been so different without her at home, it was just nice to have all the girls together again. 

17/11/14
7AM we said goodbye to Tash as she went off to placement, as soon as she closed the door, our heads flung back into the pillow for a few more hours sleep. 
1PM after getting ready and having something to eat we headed for the train station to catch one to Manchester Airport. Quick coffee before our train. Salted caramel latte, beaut. 


5PM our final destination, our flight home to Belfast that would have us in our home home's by 8PM.
This long weekend included no sleep, a lot of travelling, eating and drinking, resulting in some of the best memories ever with my home birds. The flight home was absolutely stunning as well. I will never tire of looking out the window of a plane, I was flying!


"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" 



Friday, 21 November 2014

GLASGOW


The sound of this weekend, have a listen while reading.

This is Part 2/3 to read part 1 click here!

14/11/14
4PM train up to Glasgow from Manchester with my friend Sam for Tash to hop on the same train at 6PM in Lancaster. Only us, the loudest Irish girls with the loudest laugh, would end up on the quiet coach of the train. Not cool. In that time we learnt how to whisper, sort of.
8PM arrive in Glasgow for our friend Niamh to pick us up and take us to her uni flat, stopping at a shop to buy drink on the way of course.
9PM Lorna arrives and we are ready to rock and roll.



First night was all about the Ireland Vs Scotland match, what a perfect weekend to come over on. Everywhere was buzzing! We landed ourselves in a VIP section of a bar with endless jugs of cocktails and shots. Every two seconds we were stopped and asked about our accents. Whyyy in the world would anyone love the Northern Irish accent, I just can't wrap my head around it. We arrived back at Niamh's with a lot of food at about 5AM meaning that I had been up for a full 24 hours and more. I was shattered to say the least.

15/11/14
The next day consisted of more food and cocktails, in a restaurant this time, when we felt that we were well enough to move. When back at the flat we slowly started getting ready again for round 2. We went to a club this time and it was amazinggggg. We drifted in and out between the chart, r&b and indie rooms. It was one of the best nights out I've had and it was so special to have all my home birds there.




16/11/14
Next day we scraped ourselves up off the beds and said goodbye to Niamh. Was so lovely of her to take us in and I think she really appreciated us being there because it was a little taste of home which we all need now and again. Time well spent in Glasgow, would defiantly go back and visit wee Niamhy again.
2PM train down to Lancaster with me Tash, Lorna and Sam. Stay tuned for the post about that next!



Thursday, 20 November 2014

MANCHESTER


The sound of this weekend, have a listen while reading.

This post is Part 1/3

14/11/14
I flew into Manchester at 8AM, at this point I'd only been up for four hours but it seemed like ten. As soon as me and my friend Samantha arrived we took the train into Piccadilly where we would be getting the next. 
It was raining. What a bummer, we had 8 hours in this train station and it was raining. First point of call was breakfast though and because we hadn't eaten yet the only option was a hearty fry. Soon followed by a Pumpkin Spice Latte in Starbucks where we chilled until the rain subsided.

12PM it became dry and we headed for Primark, we couldn't resist. It was huge, it was one of the best Primark I've been in, I would go back just for a days shopping in there.
Next we stopped at the Piccadilly Tavern basically a weatherspoons, nothing special but ideal location for a quick pint. As soon as we were planning this trip and I knew that we would be spending an extra few hours in Manchester I knew exactly where I wanted to go. Canal Street, where one of my favourite TV shows was filmed, Queer as Folk. Shame I couldn't see it at night time in all it's glory but we did manage another pint obviously. What else would two Irish girls do with their waiting time?



I was so happy to be there. 
3PM we headed back to the train station to catch our 4PM train to Glasgow to meet our friends Tash, Niamh and Lorna. Stay turned for that in another post next!




Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Thursday, 13 November 2014

Throwback Thursday | A Sunny Day

As it's getting closer to Winter and the temperature drops I thought I would post a sunny day at the beach. Let's be transported back to the warm mornings of the summer, ahh I can almost feel the suns rays.


Oh did I not mention I was with this absolute cutie!! Wee Coco Chanel had a marvellous time.




Now back to windy rainy reality, one year I will have three summers (UK-Aus-UK) that's a promise future franny!



Tuesday, 11 November 2014

NEWCASTLE | SUNDERLAND


Over Halloween I travelled back to what feels like my second home, Newcastle. Nothing had changed and I didn't feel I'd been away from it for as long as I had. I could walk through it's airport blindfolded now I feel so comfortable there.
I stayed with my friend Joe in Sunderland, a place I also know pretty well, for a long weekend. One of the few perks of being in-between jobs is the amount of free time you have, I can afford to go away for longer periods of time. The longer you go away somewhere the more time you have to relax, it was super nice just chilling with the bestie. 
I also got to see my old housemates, was so happy they made the effort to come through and have dinner, always nice catching up with friends when you don't see them very often. 



One thing I love about Joe is that he's always introducing me to new things that better my life, food being a major one. I've never had more colourful, delicious meals before and they are super easy to create at home.


Like I said, I went over the Halloween holiday. The added effects on this photo is to hide what a poor effort me and Joe made compared to everyone else, too last minute but turned out OK in the end. I love Halloween but really wasn't bothered on an outfit this year, shame on me! The night was great though, prinks in Joe's friends house and then out in Sunderland.


On the last night I was there we went to Sunderland's illuminations which was Alice in Wonderland themed, we took lil Henry plops along with us. I feel like a friend of the whole family now and I'm so thankful because they are such great people with so much love between them.   


Wee sneaky photo to stumble upon when I arrived home. Hoping to plan a trip with these three guys to come back over to me and down to Dublin. I think the accents might make them want to stay!


I had so much fun on my trip back, it was over too quick! Don't like not knowing when the next time will be until I see these wonderful people again. Technology is a god send! Grateful, grateful, grateful.



Sunday, 9 November 2014

Mini Make-Up Haul


Bourjois Color Boost Lip Crayon | Plum Russian 
I only have one other shade in this range, peach on the peach and to be honest I thought it was just ok. Thinking it could have just been the shade on me I gave Plum Russian a go. Again I wasn't all that happy, I didn't think the dark colour transferred well. Maybe I was expecting too much pigment because it's such a lovely dark colour but it seemed a bit washy outy. I could still use it for subtle day time wear though which is a plus!

Bourjois Health Mix Foundation | 52 Vanilla 
I really needed to change up my foundations as I currently have 3 different ones from Rimmel so I did need to branch out a bit. Think came highly recommended by a lot of beauty bloggers so I gave it a try. I love it! I went for  lighter shade so I could tweak it with brownser depending on what look I was going for.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer | Classic Beige
I only ever use the Collection concealer but I wanted a different one more suited to covering my under eyes which a lot of people were saying that this was perfect for! I like having different concealers for different things and this is perfect for anywhere I want to brighten.