Sunday 23 February 2014

A book too far?

I LOVE BOOKS...there, I said it! Books have always been a huge part of my life (soppy, I know) and it's not just the reading part that I enjoy. I love the process of picking out a book, I love physically owning that book, I just love everything about them! I am however beginning to wonder if my obsession has gone a step too far! 
These three lovely boxes above together contain 300 postcards, each with a different penguin/puffin/ladybird book cover. You may ask why I chose to buy this, and I still ask myself that very question! They serve no real purpose as I rarely send postcards but recently I purchased a poster frame so I decided to frame some of my favourite (see first picture) and I actually really like it! I love books so why shouldn't I use them to decorate rooms? But I still have over 200 postcards to work with and hundreds of books filling up my very small room!

Do you have an all consuming obsession? Does anyone have any ideas for how to use books as room decoration?


Thursday 20 February 2014

Eh eh oh eh oh

And the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we may assume that I have developed an obsession with Bastille (well I have but that is not the point of this post!) 

So if you haven't guessed already, I have spent the week in Pompeii!! Which explains my week long absence from the blogging world! I am studying Classics at uni and I have studied Pompeii on and off for the past 5 and a half years but alas I had never made it there! But this week I changed all that and with my Pompeii class we made the journey over to Italy and all I can say is that it was amazing! On Saturday morning I awoke to my dreaded alarm at the ungodly hour of 3am and after a day of delays we finally made it to Pompeii! A couple of days spent amongst the ruins followed and while I arrived back in England ready to sleep for a week, it was one of the best things I have ever done! 

I have a shed load of pictures on my computer if you would like me to do a post on what I saw? Have you been to Pompeii before? 


Thursday 13 February 2014

I love my dog as much as I love you

Driving back from a week long holiday we had Cat Stevens "I love my dog" blaring out as we sang along, counting down the minutes 'till we would be reunited with our own lovable rogue, a white blonde Labradoodle named Frookie! 
My family had never had a dog until I was 16 so to be honest I never really understood their appeal, yes they were cute and loving but I didn't understand how people could value them as you would a child, that was until we got our own. 
This troublemaker is just so loving and friendly and I honestly can't imagine my life without him, he is always happy to see me and while I'm away at uni I miss the cuddles he is always so happy to give! 
We treat him like a member of our family, when we sit down to watch tv, so does he. He goes everywhere with us and most holidays are planned such that he can come along too!

What are your views on dogs, do any of you have them? 


Tuesday 4 February 2014

Liebster Award

I have seen this Liebster award floating around the blogging world and over the past week or so I have been nominated by Reb-Elle ( and Sirine Gh ( they both have lovely blogs, they are definitely worth a look!

I have only been blogging for about a month so this is all still quite new to me, so it came as a lovely surprise to be nominated for this, and I hope to spread the blogging love!

Here are the questions I have to ask...

1- Favorite TV-show.
Hmm I would have to say Greys Anatomy- I have the box set and ohh dear it is addictive!

2- favorite hair products (list at least 2):
Loreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil and the V05 dry texturising spray 

3-Favorite drink.
TEA without question...yup that's me quite happily conforming to the English stereotype!

4- your guilty pleasure.
Trashy American TV e.g. 16 and Pregnant 

5- Favorite youtuber.
This is a hard one! Either Sprinkle of Glitter or Gabriella (Velvetgh0st) but I do have many more favourites!

6- someone that you would take a bullet for.
Any family member or friend

7- a sport that you wish you were good at.
I've always wanted to be good at tennis because Wimbledon is the only sporting event I have ever enjoyed watching

8- favorite concealer brand.
Well it will come as no surprise to many of you beauty bloggers that it is the Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer

9- Vine,Youtube,Keek or Instagram ?
Definitely Youtube

10- a movie that you could watch thousand of times without getting bored or sick of it.
I actually don't usually watch films over and over again, i'm more into TV boxsets but I would probably have to say the Great Gatsby, i've seen it about 5 times and i'm still not bored!

11- your go to hairstyle. 
Straightened and then messed up a bit with a sea salt spray

Questions I am asking

1- Country you would most like to visit?
2- Favourite food?
3- Most read book?
4- Beauty product you couldn't live without?
5- Any pets?
6- What is your guilty pleasure?
7- Favourite singer/band?
8- Something that makes you smile
9- Autumn, winter, summer or spring?
10- Favourite clothing shop?
11- Favourite youtuber?

Bloggers I'm tagging:



-You have to link back to the person who nominated you
-You have to answer 11 questions
- You have to nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers
- You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you
- You must let the people know they have been nominated


Sunday 2 February 2014

Books, books and more books

So when I'm not slaving away at my laptop, churning out essays on the Roman Republic or Greek art and architecture, I can always be found with my nose in a book. At university I am studying classics which requires a lot of reading but for Christmas  I got a lot of fiction books and my New Years resolution was to read more books that I wanted to read and not just because they were on my course reading list.

*The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul (Deborah Robriguez)
*The Little Friend (Donna Tartt)
*The Shock of the Fall (Nathan Filer)
*The Goldfinch (Donna Tartt)
*The Pure Gold Baby (Margaret Drabble)

These are the ones currently on my list to read. Do you have any suggestions for any other good books out at the moment?