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Quirky Last-Minute Halloween Outfits!

Hey guys! How’re you doing this weekend?

I’ve just had a really lovely time up in Newcastle this weekend for a Halloween party/leaving do. One of my friends is moving to New Zealand to do some studying there, so we had a wild night out and an emotional hangover brunch this morning too. It made me realise how much I miss the days we were at university together – it’s so strange that we all have jobs and responsibilities now! Argh!

My Halloween Outfit

So, I thought I would very quickly tell you about my Halloween costume in case any of you wanted to try something a little bit more quirky or different this year! It’s also very helpful if you wanted try and save some money and not spend hours on the internet looking for a costume! The outfit itself is based on the meme ‘idiot sandwich’, which if any of you have not seen before, originates from the Gordon Ramsay TV skit ‘Hell’s cafeteria’. It is here that Gordon holds two slices of bread either side of Julie Chen’s head whilst proceeding to ask her “What are you?”, to which she responds “An idiot sandwich”.

Anyway now I’ve got all that out of the way…its time to get down to the outfit. It’s a super simple look; you can find any old white t shirt and permanent marker to do this. Firstly, I started out by writing the word ‘idiot’ in capital letters across my t-shirt, making sure they were written the correct way as other people would view the top (otherwise making myself look like a true idiot!). The next step consisted of finding a rigid headband, sellotape, two slices of white bread, and proceeding to wrap the tape around the bread whilst attaching to the headband. It’s even so simple you can pretty much pair the top with anything in your wardrobe, but I matched it with a distressed denim skirt:

*Please note: The heart shaped icon is not part of my outfit, it is purely there for privacy reasons only.

There are also plenty of other simple costumes you can make free of charge by just putting a little thought into your outfit and utilising the brilliance that is cardboard! You could create a couple’s cards against humanity set of boards, or even fashion a giant Pacman using a pair of scissors and some paint… the possibilities are endless!

Hope you enjoyed reading this post and I can’t wait to see what you come up with for Halloween! (If you celebrate it as much as me that is!). Now time to carve the pumpkin!



Top 30 Movies to See Before You Die!

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Hello friends! How are you doing today?

I recently returned from a short trip to Amsterdam a few weeks ago and started my new job too, so I’ve been in a really good mood recently! Unfortunately it has meant I’ve had less time to dedicate to this blog, but I’m still trying my best to post as and when I find the time! I will definitely be blogging about my trip at some point, but for the time being I wanted to mention some of my all time favourite films you MUST see!

This topic of conversation actually came about last week when one of my colleagues asked me what my favourite film was to watch. I felt a little bit stumped and found it hard to pinpoint one movie I enjoyed more than the rest – hence why I came up with a list everyone has to see before they die! Unfortunately I haven’t watched all of the films out there, but hopefully this list will cover a vast majority of them! Enjoy!

The Top 30 List:

1. Shawshank Redemption

2. James Bond Films, e.g. Tomorrow Never Dies

3. Ocean’s Eleven & Twelve

4. Interstellar

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5. Sliding Doors

6. The Day After Tomorrow

7. Fight Club

8. Bourne Series, e.g. Bourne Identity

9. Forrest Gump

10. Indiana Jones series, e.g. Raiders of the Lost Ark

11. Pulp Fiction

12. Shutter Island

13. Die Hard

14. Schindler’s List

15. Bridget Jones’s Diary

16. The Silence of the Lambs

17. The Italian Job

18. Mr and Mrs Smith

19. Love Actually

20. Mrs Doubtfire

21. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

22. Anchorman: The legend of Ron Burgundy

23. Lord of The Rings

24. Groundhog Day

25. Inception

26. Amelie

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27. WALL-E

28. The Godfather

29. Sixth Sense

30. Martian

P.s. This list isn’t in order of my favourite to least favourite films, it is simply a random selection! I also tried to include a variety of genres for everyone incase you prefer watching one type of movie over another 🙂

Hope you enjoy watching! What is your favourite film to watch? Or how many of these films have you seen?



8 Telltale Signs She’s Secretly in Love With You

I’m guessing this has happened to a lot of people… you start seeing someone for a month or two and begin to wonder… does this person have strong feelings for me? Maybe you even wonder if they love you?

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Your perfect match might be an old friend whom you’ve known for years, or you might just get lucky and bump into someone walking into your favourite music shop. You begin dating to see where things go… and then wonder how the other person really feels about you. These signs and emotions can sometimes very difficult to interpret, perhaps more so in women who are afraid of rejection from their partner, so here’s a list of indicators that she’s secretly in love with you.

Here are some clues (but definitely not a finite list):

1. She asks questions about your family

Being interested in your family shows that she is interested in the people close to you and has thought about a long term future with you. She will try her best to seek out their approval and may feel nervous about meeting them for the first time.

2. She learns a new skill just to spend more time with you

Picking up a skill such as a new language, musical instrument or sport comes so easy to her at the thought of being able to spend more time with you. Plus, it means you have more to talk about as a couple too.

3. The little details are important to her

Small things such as your favourite band or the way you take your coffee, she will make sure to remember. It brings the two of you closer and allows her to surprise you with personal gifts later on in the relationship.

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4. She hardly checks her phone when she’s with you

You can tell there is a real connection there when she doesn’t need to check her phone when she’s with you. Everyone must have experienced this at some point, when you’re on a first date with someone and they’re constantly messaging other people, am I right? Especially with all this modern day technology too? Well it’s a definite pass on them.

When a woman no longer needs to use her phone when you’re around, there is most likely a true connection between you both. You are the only person she needs to hear from and any other message can wait. You may have found the one for you!

5. Your friends are her friends

She takes an interest in all of your friends, whether male or female, and will happily meet up with them on a day out. She will even go out of her comfort zone to try new activities with them, if it ensures your happiness.

As before, she will hardly check her phone when she’s around them and will show a genuine interest by asking questions about their hobbies, favourite TV shows etc.

6. She would cancel plans if you needed her

Anytime you call her and want some company for a while, she will be there. Especially if you feel sad, she will happily cancel plans with friends to take care of you. Even if it means laying on the sofa on a Saturday night and eating ice cream over going out with her friends – she will be there.

7. She maintains more eye contact than usual

She stares into your eyes for long periods of time and may smile or blush more than usual. Sometimes you might catch her looking at you and she will quickly glance away out of embarrassment.

8. She tells you how much she misses you when you’re not around

This is one of the important ones because it shows how much she thinks about you when you’re not there. Particularly if there is a distance between you or you have little time to talk to one another. If she tells you she misses you regularly, there is a good possibility she’s secretly in love with you.


Hope you’ve all enjoyed my post and can perhaps decode those cryptic messages from that guy/girl you’ve been talking to!

Are there any other ways you can tell if someone secretly loves you? Or have you experienced someone who has led you on?

See you lovely people next time!





To new beginnings! I’m SINGLE! 

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Relationship status: Day drinking 

Hello amazing people! I’m back again and this time I’m single!

It’s been a very rocky and unhappy few months for me, so Ethan and I have ended things. I don’t want to become one of these bitter people who talks about their ex’s online, so let’s just say we had a difference in opinion and leave it at that 🙂

But despite all the hurt of it, I’m actually feeling so much happier already. Mum and I have taken a few days off to travel up the coast (as she has just ended a relationship too), and I’m loving every minute away. Plus the NHS have finally got back to me and offered me a start date the week after next!! They told me the occupational health has been successful and my references have come through too. For anyone outside of the UK, the NHS is the National Health Service and I applied in the hope that I would experience greater job satisfaction. After an interview, exam and conversations about my health they finally gave me a position – I’m so excited!

On top of everything else, I’ve also been asked on a date and invited to Germany by a really sweet guy. Him amongst my other friends have been skyping me every night, so I guess I’ll just wait and see what the future holds! 🙂

Anyway, to sum up – I still feel very hurt but things could be far worse! I kept thinking of the Bridget Jones quite when I wrote this:

“I will not sulk about having no boyfriend, but develop inner poise and authority and sense of self as woman of substance, complete without boyfriend, as best way to obtain boyfriend.”

That’s all for tonight again! Missing you all lots! Let me know how you best get over a break up in the comments below.





Hey everyone!

Sorry it’s been a while, but I’ve been celebrating my birthday this weekend! I finally had my hair done a slightly more blonde/caramel colour yesterday and went out for tapas too. Today has been even more crazy with all the family coming around for a huge meal and cake. It’s been so nice to see them all again now they’re back from their holidays and I’m so thankful for everything they bought me as well 🙂


So…yeah…I’ve realised I will have to update my age on these pages, but I’m officially 22!! 😀 *insert overused Taylor Swift reference regarding my age here*

How has your weekend been? and what was the best birthday present you’ve ever received?



Where have I been?!?

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Hello everyone!

So sorry it’s been a couple of days since I’ve posted, but I’ve had a few other things on my mind…I’ve actually really missed you and missed being able to post and can’t wait read my friends blogs in the morning! (English Morning) 🙂

Health checks

As I’ve posted about before, I have a few health problems that I have checked out every three months and it was my time to go back and see the haematologist again. He mentioned that my haemoglobin count is still far too high for a woman and I therefore have a form of polycythemia. In addition to that, I apparently have an enlarged blood vessel to my heart, so as a result I am being sent to a cardiologist to have a echo taken of my heart and chest.

I’ve now been for several blood tests too, to the point where my arm is incredibly bruised! When I walk down the street and people see my arms, they either assume that A) I’ve been in a fight or B) I’m a heroin addict. So it’s all fun and games for me haha!


The second reason why I’ve disappeared is because I’ve attempted to update my blog a little bit. I’ve updated the theme and finally created an about and contact page, so that you can get in touch with me! I also attempted to alter the theme a few times before realising you had to use the colour theme or font provided – oops! I will say that I am completely lost when it comes to customising, so I would really appreciate it if anyone has any feedback or tips for me!

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂




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4 Things you never knew about Harry Potter!


Evening all! How are you doing today?

The 20th Anniversary!

As many of you may have realised, today marks the 20 year anniversary of the debut Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, or Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as you know it in the U.S.! I therefore thought I’d briefly break off from telling you about my trip to Paris and mention a few facts about Harry Potter you probably didn’t know. I’ll hopefully be back again with Paris tomorrow though!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but as I am 21 years of age, almost 22 now, I grew up completely surrounded by Harry Potter. I loved reading the books, watching the films, and my sixteenth birthday coincided with the deathly hallows premier. I invited all of my friends to the cinema to watch and had the best time. I even remember when I was younger, the illustrator of the books came to my local town and my friends and I stayed up until midnight for the latest edition and a signing – it was such a craze for us! Anyway on to the good stuff…

5 things you never knew about Harry Potter:

1. Robin Williams wanted to play Hagrid

The famous Mrs Doubtfire star had a very strong desire to read lines as Hagrid, but this was not meant to be as Rowling had a strict rule on ‘no American actors’. Unfortunately the star did not live to see the day of Fantastic Beasts – who knows what the alternative film would have been like otherwise.

2. Daniel Radcliffe admitted to substance abuse whilst filming

Even though in his late teens Radcliffe was drinking at a legal age, he clearly classified his behaviour as ‘reckless’ and was frequently blackout drunk. He eventually decided to seek help in 2010 and has had little drink since.

3. Rowling has been sued three times (unsuccessfully) for copyright infringement!

Two authors have attempted to sue for claiming that Rowling has falsely copied their work. The first being ‘Larry Potter’ (sounds like a parody right?) and the second, ‘The Adventures of Willy the Wizard’. In both cases, the court ruled in favour of J.K on the basis that the names and stories do have similarities, but it is not enough to be classed as infringement. Last but not least, a Canadian band ‘Wyrd Sisters’ fought WB and Rowling against the inclusion of a band called ‘The Weird Sisters’…. and again, lost the court case.


4. Nicolas Flamel was a real historical figure

Okay, this part I’m really happy I stumbled across because it ties in with my posts about Paris. Nicolas Flamel was actually a real Parisian citizen and a pretty wealthy one at that! He was also a very successful scribe and lived in Paris in the 1300’s.

Shortly after his death however, myths spread that he was a secret alchemist and had created a mythical stone that could turn lead into gold. This was in 1418 and long before any of the films had been recorded!

Hope you enjoyed reading this. I absolutely loved growing up surrounded by the Harry Potter books. What was your favourite book growing up?