Saturday, 29 October 2011

in ma vintage sneakers

So yesterday I hit up Norwich with my friend Saskia (such a beautiful name I know!!) and we spent like three hours walking down Norwich's creative lanes, where we found two beautiful shops!!

So many beautiful accessories, shoes and clothes that I just wanted them all- including the vintage levis on the mannequin at the bottom of the stairs. 
I did, however, purchase a pair of vintage Dunlop 'sneakers' from Prim another vintage shop we found. I absolutely love them!!
We also went to see Footloose at the cinema. I've seen both the original and Footloose the Musical so was interested by the modern version. I loved it most probably as Kenny Wormald played Ren MacCormack- who starred in my favourite dance film ever 'Turn It Up'. 

adventures in capital city

 So I had my first audition for the U.Dance Ensemble at the Siobhan Davies Dance Studios (pictured right)on Wednesday- yes I know this is a couple of days late. It was the first time I had been to London on my own, and I quite enjoyed finding my way around the underground.
It was such an intense audition! I woke up the day after and literally couldn't move- I ached in places that I didn't even realised I had muscles!! 
It was really great getting to meet Hofesh Shechter and have him actually teach us his own choreography. I also got a free t-shirt!!
But what is most exciting is that I got through to the final audition at the Royal Opera House!! Omg, I'm so excited especially getting to dance at the epicentre of British dance!! :O

Thursday, 27 October 2011


Just about to shop til I drop in Norwich(: 
Had a really fun day in London yesterday, but I'm gonna write a separate post for that cos there's too much to tell yaa!! hehe xx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Wide Eyed & Opened Mouth

So I've just got back from the dentist :( I hate the dentist, hate the trepidation that he's gonna frown whilst prodding your teeth and declare in a self satisfied manner (that sets my teeth on edge) that I need a filling... but today I guess I was lucky!! yay, I've survived until May half term... GROAN.

This is like my favourite song at the moment and seeing as I had to get up really early this morning to trek to the dentist I thought this would wake me up (as well as a larrvely cup of tea!!)
I'm still ploughing through my holiday homework- every time I tick something off I look at the remaining tasks as the sense of achievement is immediately wiped away!!
I have my audition for the U.Dance Ensemble tomorrow in London... I AM VERY NERVOUS, just got my tickets today and thought about what I need to take and all that jazz and I'm getting more nervous by the second... hopefully I'll take some photos tomorrow, of which I will of course share with you!! :D

Monday, 24 October 2011


So, I decided to curl my hair today... I think it looks okay?
I'm going round my friend's in about an hour to paint her bedroom... I'm really excited, I love decorating!! 
Just listened to Fearne Cotton on the University tour (I think) and absolutely adored the live lounge hour!! I used to listen to kiss Fm, but then it went national and seems so unrelatable now. If you're not too keen on chart music and love indie/brit pop/alternative then you should defo switch to Radio 1- simply the best!!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

running away to the circus...

So, these are some photos from when I went to Circus Space in London, for a circus workshop. These are photos are sadly quite bad quality as taken with my phone camera, but you get the generl jist... the first photo was of a really cool vintage shop called Frockney Rebel... I love the hippy painting!!

This last photo reminded me so much of a Made in Chelsea house that I just had to take a photo of it--> it's on tomorrow EXCITEMENT! xx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

I think you're hot okay?

Got back from my friend's sleepover last night with all the girls- was so lovely just having fun and letting our hair down once in a while, if ya know what I mean ;)
I managed to tidy about 1/8 of my room as well and wrote a review for my other blog: Inked in Silver check it out! hehe.
After my ballet lesson (which was actually really relaxing) I went trawling round the market with dadda... saw a cute cardigan and some apples that were like the size of my head I DO NOT LIE.
I was kinda annoyed though because I was searching for John Steinbeck 'The Pearl' for my English Literature creative writing, and I couldn't find it :( :(, but on the other hand I found out that Waterstones sells Orla Kiely Stationery... defo going on my chrimbo list ;)
Now gonna chillax with homemade bread& houmus in preparation for my x-factor fix... JANET FOR THE WIN! hehe <3

Thursday, 20 October 2011

give me a sign!

okay, so I have a ton of half term homework already and with one more day left before my week of catching up on sleep I am already anticipating a load more tomorrow!
I have to pick two artists over the half term of which I want to study in depth... I HAVE NO IDEA WHO! Gaah! I've literally spent all evening researching but no luck :(
I straightened my hair this morning... had to get up really early (well, for me) and am pleasantly surprised at how long it has gotten, although the ends desperately need trimming!
Just a little bit of my art work for you!! :)

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Get stuffed.

Just finished my third essay of the day... GAAH! A levels are so much harder than I anticipated!! Haha, ohh well I've done them now, let's just hope I don't forget them tomorrow! ;D
I'm having stuffed peppers tonight, uber healthy and I adore peppers (especially yellow ones) so I'm really looking forward to it, plus I'm really peckish so it suits me! 
This is what I wore today :) with my cheap grey zip up hoodie, which I utterly adore... it was a bit too cold today, so I wore my yellow coat as well :)
I'm listening to lovely radio 1 and trying to learn german vocabulary for friday... might watch some tv later, I don't know what's on though :L

what I'm wearing:
top& jeans--> lovelabel
necklace--> topshop

Monday, 17 October 2011

cucumber water?

I've changed fonts... sorry, this just seems so much more 'bloggy' hehe.
As for cucumber water? my dance teacher told me to look at this, so I'm sharing it with you :)

H2O is the absolute best thing for you to drink during class or a performance.  Sports drinks contain too much sugar and energy drinks are pumping you full of caffeine and a laundry list of ingredients that you can’t begin to pronounce.  But sometimes you are craving something more than water to quench that post pliĆ© thirst.
Try mixing it up with cucumber water.  In the less-than-5-minutes it takes to prepare, you’ll be feeding your body vitamin K for bone strength, Vitamins A and C for fighting germs, and you’ll be getting a healthy boost of potassium and electrolytes as well!


Prep Time: 5 min       Yields: 2 Servings

  • One large cucumber-peeled
  • 3 cups water
  1. Slice cucumber in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon, then cut into chunks.
  2. Put cucumber chunks and water into blender, puree and serve.
Variation: Add a handful of mint leaves when blending for a crisp, cool taste.
I haven't tried it yet, but I'm looking forward to it, I can kinda foreshadow that it's going to be strange yet refreshing. I'm really into peppermint tea at the moment just before bed, although there's probably some weird reason why I shouldn't drink it then :/

My friend Saskia (such a lovely name I know)and I are really into Grandad jumpers at the moment, and we by chance found an awesome vintage fashion website Kiss Me Quick- CHECK IT OUT.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Gems and Jem

Okay so today on a quick and I mean quick scout around the local charity shops... I am very pleased with my founds!!

This scarf only £1.20 and it has a really cool hook at the back so it becomes a snood also!! :)

The photo below is of a really lovely top I got from oxfam... only £3.99 :) 

Considering I only had around 30 mins and got two great things for around a fiver, I'm pretty chuffed!
 I'm really taking multi tasking to the limit at the moment I'm trying to simultaneously: 
- write this post
- eat one of my mum's uber healthy soups
- do a lino print
- upload music onto my itunes 
- and listening to Jem

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Rocking out language analysis..

Whilst attempting to do my part of an English literature presentation I am actively watching School of Rock and loving every minute of it! 

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


I have no idea why but I'm in a completely contented mood. I constantly am seeing things that I absolutely love!
My love of charity shops has rubbed off on one of my best friends, who proudly told me that all of the tops she had worn for the last three days she had purchased at a charity shop... huzzah!! Furthermore, as part of my German A-level I have to do weekly German speaking with the vocab technician who it turns out also loves charity shop hunting and so I enjoyed a conversation about them 'auf deutsch'!