Wednesday, 19 March 2014

I'm moving!

After wanting to do so for months, I've finally taken the plunge and moved blogs.

You can now find me at
(although it is under construction right now, so please bear with me)

I've been wanted to change my blog for a while now, mainly due to the name situation. Since becoming vegan, I feel Ribbons, Leather and Lace is no longer appropriate, which I'm sure you'll all be able to understand and by having it as caffrinc, it means it matches both my instagram and twitter account names.
 As well as this, I'm going to clear out blog posts that I not longer like or don't feel are relevant to my blog, but redirect many of my old posts to my new blog. 

Thank you for following me on Ribbons, Leather and Lace and I hope you join me over on my new blog.


Tuesday, 18 March 2014

St. Patricks Day

We always keep an eye out for a Mayo flag
As well as the Roscommon flag.

Every year, the Sunday before St. Patricks day, my family and I go into Birmingham city centre for the annual St. Patricks Day parade. This year the weather was absolutely gorgeous and the street was packed with others celebrating the day, everyone was in good spirits, possibly due to Ireland winning the Rugby the previous day (well done Ireland!) and maybe due to a few pints already being drunk. With a sea of Gaelic football shirts, Guinness hats and Shamrock glasses lining the streets the parade began at midday. The St. Patricks day parade is something me and my family look forward to every year and I make sure I travel back from Southampton so I don't miss it. We are all really proud of our Irish roots, with my family coming from Mayo and Roscommon in the west of Ireland, so it's nice to be able to celebrate them. Once the parade was over, we met up with other family members and I also saw my friend and her family. At 3 that afternoon, The Father Teds, a contemporary Irish band, performed in the South Birmingham College, playing a mixture of their own material and classic songs such as Galway Girl, Irish Rover and The Fields of Athenrye. The room was packed with people singing along and The Father Teds were as good as always. The rest of the day was spent back with my family, chatting and having a drink, or maybe two.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Week In Pictures #11: Cause I remember that I like you

I'm pretty sure everyone has already said it, but isn't the appearance of the sun brilliant? It immediately puts me in a good mood and because of it, this last week was great. It started with a Sunday dinner with my housemates, followed by a relatively stress free week of uni. I travelled home to Birmingham on Thursday which consisted of my monthly dentist appointment, a little shopping trip with my mother, a night out with friends and a night in with my sister. Pretty good weekend overall!

1. Sunday dinner made by my housemate. 2. Overnight oats. 3. Floral.
4. Summer berry smoothie. 5. Mint green.  6. Summer wardrobe shopping.