Thursday, 23 February 2012

Here comes the sun

Birmingham reached a massive 17 degrees today! Which is something! I actually took my hoody off to enjoy the warmth. To celebrate the weather, I ventured outside for a smoke and had a cup of tea as well.

It's amazing how a increase in temperature can make people so much happier!
Sadly, other than the cigarette in the back garden, I cannot enjoy the sun as I have a portfolio to sort out for my Southampton interview on Saturday. 

Friday, 17 February 2012

''Hello pretty ladies''

''Hello pretty ladies'' is literally the only thing that was said by Spanish guys to the girls during the trip to Barcelona. I went as part of a school trip, there was a group of ten students, with two teachers. We visited galleries, the beach, the hard rock cafe, and tourist attractions like churches and such.  It was great trip in my opinion and I think everyone who went would agree with me. 

I'd never actually been on a plane before this week, due it always holidaying in Ireland, I've always just caught the ferry over. I was pretty scared, especially as I'm scared of heights, but I actually quite enjoyed the flights there and back.

Due to it being an art trip, we were looking at Architecture as well as the art in the galleries, and Barcelona has some beautiful buildings, these are some of my favourites. The second was designed by Antoni Gaudi

We spend all of our nights in a travel bar, drinking cocktails and just having a laugh. Myself and my friend Ciara just happened to try and make these cocktails look like Bee's. I'm not sure why.

The first beach I've been to abroad! It was gorgeous. We didn't spend a massive amount of time here, due to having other things to do, but we were able to sit on the beach and take photos from about half an hour.

For us British folk, the weather over there was amazing for February. It varied between about 13 - 18 degrees throughout the week, which is like summer for us! The locals were all wrapped up in coats and scarves, then we were there walking around in shorts and little jackets.

Just a random photo with Ciara. Everyone was talking photos of each other, so we are putting them all on facebook and exchanging them. 

I didn't spend too much over there, so I came back with a decent amount of money, but I did buy a few things to bring back. A bottle of Strawberry Vodka, just because it was only €14. 200 cigarettes, which were €41, two bracelets which were €2 each from the market, as well as owl earrings and then I bought 6 packs on Mentos in the duty free and I've managed to eat them all in a few hours.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

''Oh the weather outside is frightful''

A Christmassy song title may be not totally appropriate in February, but it matches how the weather has been in Birmingham over the weekend. On Saturday afternoon, before the snow went mental and covered everything in a blanket of coldness, myself and my sister Louise ventured into the city centre for a little bit of shopping.

This is what I wore, wasn't the most weather appropriate outfit, but I hate coats, I prefer layering.
I'm wearing a white strappy top, which you can't see from George @ ASDA I think, grey vest top with graphic detail from AllSaints, Checked Shirt and Leggings both from Primark, Leather Jacket from Miss Selfridge, Panda hat from Select and Bag from Warehouse.

I bought everything I had planned to, two Live Salon Style hair dyes in dark brown and a Rimmel Eyebrow pencil in Black/Brown as well as some 'rust' coloured leggings from Primark, for three pound, I couldn't really say no! Although, I had to buy size 6, as they didn't have an 8, so I'm praying they still fit.

Me and Louise browsed the shops and had some food while waiting for my boyfriend to finish work. By then the weather was pretty bad, but it was actually really pretty. We waited for Louise to get her bus home and then I went back to Kyle's. We only ventured outside for a cigarette and I took this picture, which is rubbish I know!