Sunday, 19 March 2017

Recently Watched #1

The Theory of Everything. "There should be no boundaries to human endeavor. However bad life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. While there's life, there is hope." I put off watching this for so long - I'm a total cry baby when it comes to sad films and the trailer alone had me in floods of tears! Fortunately I forced myself to sit through it and my only regret was the fact I hadn't done so sooner. The story follows the life of famous scientist Stephen Hawking; focusing on his diagnosis of ALS, his relationship with first wife Jane and his triumphs in physics. The film is incredibly poignant in parts and I have no shame in admitting that I sobbed through most of it. I was so emotionally attached to all the characters and couldn't help but feel inspired by Stephen's incredible journey. He really is the most remarkable man and Eddie's portrayal of him is just about the best performance I've ever seen - he 100% deserved that Oscar win! This is one of those films that has you going over every scene in your head for days after - it's earned a firm place amongst some of my all-time favourites. My rating: 5/5

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Nipple Piercing: Process, Pain and Aftercare

Today's post is quite personal and a little different to what I'd usually feature on my blog... as I'm sure you've gathered from the title, it's all about my nipple piercing. Early last year I made the spontaneous decision to have a bar put through my left boob. Beforehand I did a bit of research on other people's experiences and thought I'd write about my own!

Thursday, 9 March 2017

An Ode to Breakfast

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and has been since before I can remember. I love the smell of coffee in the morning, the sound of something delicious sizzling away on the griddle and the satisfaction of pouring yourself a glass of fresh fruit juice. A good breakfast sets me up for the rest of my morning and keeps my tummy full and happy.

I adore going out for breakfast but I also love to prepare it at home. On work mornings a couple of Weetabix or a few slices of toast (most likely eaten whilst I'm hurriedly getting dressed) has to suffice, but on my days off I like to spoil myself.

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

A Lazy Saturday

I had last week off work so I decided to head down to Staffordshire and visit my parents. I woke up on the Saturday morning craving fresh air, a long walk and a huge breakfast, so my mom and I put the dog in the car and took a trip to Kinver Edge. I decided to take my camera along with me and thought I'd share some of the pictures I took.

Kinver is a beautiful chocolate-box village, crammed full of independent shops, quaint tea rooms and historic buildings. It's also one to visit for gorgeous country walks, as it's home to acres of woodland which is owned and managed by the National Trust.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Breakfast at Angelina's, Paris

When my mom and I visited Paris back in January, I knew I wanted to take a trip to Angelina's. After hearing so many wonderful things about their drinks and pastries - in particular their famous le chocolat chaud (hot chocolate) - I was eager to indulge.