06 November 2013

I Have Moved!

It's taken a long time for me to complete the process but I have decided to move to a new blog.  

It was a hard decision to make as I've become very attached to Whimsical Wolf, but I'm ready to move on as well.  Although I've had other blogs before Whimsical Wolf, this is the one that connected me with other lovely bloggers.  It helped me gain confidence too.  I want to say a big thank-you to all my followers and to anyone who has left comments as they always make my day ♥

If you'd like to visit my new blog, Peppanip, you can click here or on the above image :)

P.S. I'm not in any rush to delete this blog, but most of the social media links won't work now as I've updated all of my usernames.

12 September 2013

Dear Diary #2

Well it looks like Summer is officially over now that it's raining pretty much every day!  My Canon camera was returned a few days ago and I missed it so much.  I have loads of photos from this Summer and I'm so glad I captured plenty of memories.

My local town has a big carnival parade every year and we always nick one of the best places to stand >:) The parade wasn't actually as good this year but it was still fun seeing my friends and having a laugh.

A temporary fairground also went up at the same time as carnival week so we went a few times to go on all the rides!  They were £1 each and I actually enjoyed a giant kid's fun house the most.  We couldn't resist buying slushies and candyfloss before leaving to walk home.

I took my mum to watch a Newfoundland dog display on the beach!  Newfoundlands are huuuuge and very slobbery but they were more than happy to jump in the sea.

On the last night of carnival week there is always a big firework display.  I went with friends and family this year and missed half of the display because I was trying to eat the world's biggest pancake :')

There's a restaurant in Norwich called Captain Americas Hamburger Heaven and me and Dan have been going now for years.  I usually have BBQ chicken or a burger but last time I went for a jacket potato.  It was ridiculously tasty but I needed Dan's help to eat all the chips!
I also went to Yo Sushi for the first time and had so much fun.  You have to watch how much you eat though as it can get rather expensive.  Luckily we went on a Monday so the blue plates and bowls were half price.  I can't quite decide whether I like Wagamama more as their katsu curry is heavenly!

A spitfire flew by over the sea a few days ago so I quickly ran to take photos of it.  Sadly it didn't fly too close but I managed to get some half-decent shots :)

I only have a few more weeks before I start my 3rd year of uni.  It doesn't feel like I've spent 2 years there already.  I'll be writing my dissertation this year and I'm not sure if I'm looking forward to it or not.  I really don't know what I'll be doing after I graduate which is both exciting and scary!

26 August 2013

London Bound

Hi guys, long time no see!  I've been really busy with work and rarely have free time anymore.  Plus my Canon camera broke so it's currently away being repaired :'(  While I was looking through my photos I realised I completely forgot to share my trip to London!

It was a surprise birthday trip for Dan as he's never been before :)

We took the train and I decided to walk everywhere to save money (warning: do not wear Dr Martens you *think* are worn in because they will tear your tootsies apart).  The first place we visited was the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! museum.
We had great fun exploring and the museum is filled with curious objects and oddities.  There was actually a really funny bit with a two-way mirror but I won't spoil it for anyone who wants to go ;)  The only downside was that it seems a little run down in places and could do with some TLC.  The dinosaur in the photos above had huge rips in his other side but it didn't look like he'd be repaired any time soon.

After that I decided to take Dan to Bodean's as he loves burgers and all my friends recommended it.
We had tasty mocktails and I chose to have BBQ pulled pork which was scrummy.  Thinking about it makes my mouth water!  Dan had his obligatory burger and it arrived in a cute little basket.  The restaurant's atmosphere was really laid back and fun which made us feel relaxed.  I'm quite a nervous traveller and was really worried about being 'in charge' of everything and going to new places.  The staff at Bodean's were lovely though and made us feel at home.  I'd love to go back again some time :)

I also took Dan to Forbidden Planet where we bought loads of Adventure Time stuff (including a hardback comic signed and doodled in by the creator, squee!!) but sadly I didn't take any photos.  We did however pass by a Snog and couldn't resist getting some frozen yoghurt.

I'd also planned on going to the London Dungeons or the aquarium but sadly we didn't have the time.  We wandered over to the London Eye anyway and relaxed as it was absolutely boiling and we had a long walk back to the train station.  We both fell asleep on the train ride back as we were completely exhausted.  I love London's bustling activity, but there's nothing like coming home to a quiet house tucked away in the countryside.  We're planning on going back again next year :D

P.S. Here's a bonus photo of us in the mirror maze at Ripley's.  We managed to get through it first time without any mistakes 'cause we are total badasses.

25 July 2013

Dear Diary

I went to the new Gourmet Burger restaurant in Norwich and it was delicious (but pretty expensive!).  I had a Cheese & Bacon burger, skinny fries and a glass of strawberry & elderflower fizzy.

 I've been going to the beach with my friends every Wednesday evening and we're hoping to do it all Summer.  Now it's warmer we get to paddle in the sea!  I find it really relaxing after a day at work.

We also spotted the boat my boss goes fishing in!  He's offered to take us with him one day which sounds really exciting, but we'll have to get up very early as he fishes in the early hours of the morning.

On another trip to Norwich I bought a parma violets milkshake which was AMAZINGGG.  I didn't want it to end.  The shop also offered hot chocolate made with melted nutella which I'm planning to try as soon as it gets chillier :O

Dan bought me a shark shaped paddling pool and I spent this afternoon relaxing in it with a book.  My parents think I'm silly but we'll just ignore the fact that I'm 22 this year :P