Sunday, 31 July 2016

The making of Harry Potter

Recently I had the pleasure to go to Warner Bros. studio tour, the making of Harry Potter for the 15th anniversary of the Philosophers Stone. Not only did they have the doors to 4 Privet Drive open so you could venture inside, there was additions of props and costumes from the film that'll only be there for a limited amount of time. It was such an incredible experience as along with those additions there were a couple interactive experiences added; seeing how to make troll snot and unicorn blood! Plus one of my favourites being able to see the first designs of the philosophers stone and how it progressed to the one seen in the film. At the same stand you were able to see the progression of other props including the making of wands. It was honestly a magical experience returning there for a second time and being able to see things I hadn't previously, particularly since my first visit was two years ago and since then there has been the expansion of the Hogwarts Express, which was incredible, the whole section it was in was just a 'wow' moment. While some people can easily go around the tour in 3 hours, I could spend the whole day there, there's so much to see and I don't like to rush around so being able to take the time to fully see and appreciate everything may well take me the whole day plus with the gift store its hard to not make a splurge and buy half the store! I only really took photos on my phone so the quality isn't the greatest but I thought that I would share some of them anyway.

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Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Summer | books to read

Summer is finally here! First year at university is over, assignments are handed-in, stress is gone, now time to read. Now i'm not saying that i didn't get the chance to read because i got the chance to indulge in some incredible photography books but now's the chance to jump into the fictional world for a few months. Recently i've picked up a fair few books and i've put together my top books that i want to get to this summer, two of which i have already started. I haven't included too many as a couple of them i would like to continue on with their series.

  1. A game of thrones by George R.R. Martin (hopefully more of the series)
  2. The Horse and his boy by C. S. Lewis
  3. Lady midnight by Cassandra Clare
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  5. On photography by Susan Sontag
  6. Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen
  7. The night is darkening round me by Emily Brontë
  8. The robber bridegroom by Brothers Grimm

What books do you want to read most this summer?
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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Images I took while in Paris.

Hello lovelies, it's been a while, uni has been a world wind of a journey these past months everything is so hectic and new but at the same time its so much fun when you look past the stress. In November I went to Paris for ParisPhoto which was such an incredible event! Honestly wish I could've stayed longer there was so much to see there and so little time, it's an annual event so if you ever get the chance to go I strongly recommend it as it is well worth it.  
I'm defiantly a list person, since travelling more recently I've begun a list of places I want to travel to most, naturally there's so many places one would love to go but where to start? Travelling back to my hometown is something I enjoy now, I didn't like the place I grew up in as much as the next person as it was all I'd really seen and you get so used to seeing the same things day in, day out. However since moving away for university returning for only a few days at a time it's interesting seeing how things have changed and being able to visit places that I haven't for so long. Travelling anywhere, even if it's local but you haven't been there before, it's an adventure somewhere new that you're yet to discover. It doesn't need to be some big city that you go to, explore the natural world, go to places you want to see whenever you get the opportunity, don't say no, you don't know when you'll next get the chance. 

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hopefully i'll be posting more often now.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

A trip in photos | Bulgaria

Recently I returned from Bulgaria for a family holiday, it was my first holiday abroad and certainly won't be my last! We only went for a week which seemed to fly by, I really could've stayed longer it was so relaxing and the place was so beautiful! Most of the week was spent on the resort we stayed at since it led onto the beach and they had lots of activities going on suited for everyone during the day, most sports related the majority being water sports which I didn't really fancy however I went to a yoga and gymnastics class which I really enjoyed, along with this they had a show on each night all were really enjoyable however on the night we arrived there was a chill beach party. I know a CHILL beach party?? Sounds strange but there were dancers and it was suited for families. The resort also happened to have a mini aqua park on site, have to admit I probably went on the rides everyday besides when we went to Nessebar Aqua Park which was incredible! There may have been lots of people queueing and around the park but you never had to wait long, only a few of the bigger rides had massive queues but they were well worth the wait. One of our main day trips out was into Nessebar Old Town, I was in awe of it all there was so much going on and there was so much history and beauty surrounding everything. However it's now back to the real world and not sitting by the pool with a book in my hands which means starting university, exciting but the rain and coldness of England isn't so inviting after a week of bright, hot sunny days.

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Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Summer To Be Read

After being stuck in a reading slump after leaving college and working more with little time to sit down and relax i found it difficult to find the time to read. Till recently i decided to write a list of books that i want to read over the summer before i go off to university. This list seemed to be growing and growing, a little over a week after writing it i'd finished three of the books! Besides this list there are series that i'd love to read one being game of thrones but the books are so big and intimidating i doubt i could read them all so quick. A few of the books i've read before but i love them too much not to read again.

  1. Half Wild by Sally Green
  2. The 100 Day 21 by Kass Morgan
  3. The 100 Homecoming by Kass Morgan
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K Rowling
  5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K Rowling
  6. Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling
  7. Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K Rowling
  8. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  9. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green
  11. Dream walker by J D Oswald
  12. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
  13. My Mad Fat Diary by Rae Earl
  14. I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  15. The Casual Vacancy by J.K Rowling
  16. Throne of Glass by Sarah J.Maas
  17. Crown of Midnight by Sarah J.Maas
  18. Heir of Fire by Sarah J.Maas
  19. Narnia, The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S Lewis (all 7 books)
  20. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
Are there any books that you plan to read this summer?

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

What I Eat In A Day

Today i'm showing an insight to what i generally eat in a day. Recently i made my first youtube video! to share this. Having been vegetarian for 5 and a half years and recently began transitioning to vegan i thought it'd be interesting to share what i eat in a typical day. Sometimes i ignore the seasons and still eat oatmeal in the summer months, being in England it doesn't always seem like summer anyway so its alright? There's days where i can't be bothered to cook a big fabulous meal, instead cooking something super simple and quick however most of the time i love preparing meals and don't mind waiting for everything to cook but we're all allowed lazy days. This was one of those days i've made these meals or similar so many times i throw everything together and bam, done, so it wasn't much hassle and it almost felt calming preparing everything (probably just me there) 

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Thursday, 4 June 2015

Adventuring | Dovedale

While being swamped down with final assignment work at college I was given the opportunity to go on a trip up North to Alton Towers so naturally i said yes and my adrenaline self came out for a day the theme park was relatively quiet which was great. After a long day we headed back to a b&b for the night ready to be up bright and early for a morning at Dovedale! I'd never been before but after being told by so many people that it's a must to see sight in the Peak District we had to have a visit before coming home, plus we had to travel by to get back home so there was no reason not to really. The sights all around were stunning! We followed the path along the stream for almost two miles to where some of the caves were, I thought they were going to be just ordinary caves but i was wrong they weren't overly big but there was water running out of them to the stream, looking closely you could see the water running down the back of the cave! There were people standing in the middle of the stream fly fishing, it was really interesting to watch and hear about how it works, one of them had caught 5 fish from it in an hour or so of us being there (others couldn't believe it, too good to be true?) and all as i'd never seen anyone fly fishing before. I had a lovely walk around and wished that i could stay longer however we had to head back home but i'm sure i'll take a trip back there at some point, its so lovely there. It's one of those places you feel at peace and could stay for the whole day however i wouldn't rush up the steps. Finding out the hard way wasn't great, it looks like there's only a few steps but as you get going they don't seem to stop but the views are incredible. I really recommend taking a trip to Dovedale if you're in the Peak District, you won't regret it.

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