Friday, 28 December 2012

Travel Destinations: Marrakech

Today's destination is Marrakech, one of the largest cities in Morocco.
It's a relatively cheap place to go and lovely and hot! When I went in October (last year) it was still a sweltering 31 C! Lots of UK airports fly there and the flights can be quite reasonable. The currency is Moroccan Dirham and last time I went, it was about £1 = 11 Dirham.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas cheer!

So last week I had a mosey up to Oxford Street to look at the lights, and then on to Libertys off Carnaby street- I love their Christmas section :)
I must say, wasn't that impressed with the Marmite lights- guess you love them or hate them (haha terrible joke!) but I loved the other lights so I'm only showing them :) oh and the Carnaby street lights were lovely!
Oxford street

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

If the shoe fits...

Just a quick post; I wanted to show you these amazing shoes, I was kindly sent by the lovely people at Keds, they've been making classic canvas trainers since 1916, when they first made their "feel-like-everyday's-a-Saturday" shoe) or 'champion' classic rubber soled shoe.
They are worn worldwide, and Taylor swift has even got in on the Ked action, with her picks and RED colection, there are so many to pick from, the classic canvas lace up sneaker in so many different colours & patterns to boots with faux shearling inside (warm!) and slip ons.
(Sorry about the crazy lighting in this photo- no idea what happened!!)
I really wanted some classic red lace ups and these Keds seemed perfect- but the boring practical side of me, drove me to pick these ones as they looked sooo warm and would keep my feet snugly when I walk to uni in the soon to be Siberian winter that the UK is expecting!.I'm really happy with them, they are Nubuck suede with this lovely wool pattern by the ankle. Maybe when summers here again, I'll finally buy some Red Keds :)

As you can see, they look great with my classic skinnies- how do you wear your Keds? :)
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Moroccan Berber vegetable couscous

So it's been quite a while since I did a recipe/cooking post. I haven't had time to cook anything interesting and take photos tbh! But finally this weekend I did! I made Moroccan/Berber vegetable couscous (and I added Lamb to mine, but it's optional).
This has to be my least lazy recipe yet, as it involves quite a lot of chopping/cooking/stirring/ time!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


Just a short, lazy post today, of what I've been up to lately, I don't have instagram; I have a shit-berry so here's some images squished together in photoshop of life lately :)

Ok from left to right: Smiley faced frappe :), Simon Pegg filming 'Worlds End' in my hometown, attempt at eating halthily, Ed's diner shake, Burger (fail), trying the Costa black forest hot choc (amazing!), Trying the Startbucks Eggnog Latte (disgusting!- my friend described it as 'burnt eggs and cloves'), Cutest Xmas cards 'Christmas Fishes', Aw poor unaware turkeys, Carnaby street lights, Rubard candle :)
So there we have it, life has mainly consisted of coffee, food, train travel and christmas shopping/wrapping,  trying to eat healthily (but failing miserably at the weekend! I've also joined the horse riding soc. at Uni and have been riding twice, the first time. OMG! I'm so unfit, I felt like I was having a heart attack, and afterwards my legs and back hurt so much. I was walking around like a bow-legged old lady for days, my legs were so stiff. It has been a loooong time since I last went riding!
What have you all been up to lately?
I've been listening to this song TOO many times! It's covered by this amazingly talented 12 year old(!) Billie Tweddle for Ont' Sofa

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Gift ideas, stockings!

First up, everyone loves stockings, old, young, rich, poor etc. etc. if you don't then go away to a place where Christmas cheer and happiness doesn't exist! Scrooge....
Ok for all the non scroogey's still reading, I thought I'd do a post for the younger guys and gals (7-13) and then one for the (14-21) year olds. Cause we all know after this if you still get a stocking all you will receive is socks!! I do :(
Girls: 1) Baking house £7- Next  2) Fleece Heart trapper hat & mittens £9- Debenhams  3) Brave DVD £13- Amazon  4) Friendship stamping set £9- Debenhams
Boys: 1) Fairisle Trapper hat £9- Debenhams  2)  Avengers ultimate guide book £17.99- Debenhams  3) Nerf Vortex Praxis Blaster £15- John Lewis  4) Dr. Seuss' Lorax DVD £13- Amazon

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Mercury and the Moon

Short review today of two new offerings from the Topshop beauty counter; Crescent Moon Highlighter and Mercury rising Nail polish. I got these both a few days ago and really am loving them!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Party outfits... Jeans?

I've seen a lot of party outfits pop up over the last few weeks, ranging from general Christmas parties, to nights out (Christmas eve!) to the office work party. And most of them include dresses, skirts and sparkly things. I have nothing against these, I love sparkly dresses! But I haven't seen many post on party outfits with jeans?
So I thought I'd do a few outfits, featuring my favourite women's jeans, from one of my favourite places to get jeans- French Connection! I don't often talk about FC but when it comes to jeans and the quality and fit I don't think you can beat them. I always used to get my jeans from Topshop and after a few months wear they'd go saggy :( Bur none so far from FC, they seem to be the best for women's jeans out there!
1) Looker legs waxed jeans £75- French Connection   2) Graphic Gem heel shoe boots £70-Topshop  3) Lace back vest £28- Topshop  4) Studded oversize clutch £22.99- Missguided  5) Deerhunter collarless jacket £125- FC
6) Bitter plum winter  lilly jeans £77- FC  7) Suede shopper £29.99- Zara  8) Edith lace tie top £57- FC  9) Oatmeal platform court shoes £19.99- New look  10) Vila Black sequin blazer £64.99- New Look