08 December 2012

One For Sorrow, Two For Joy

I've finally finished my university projects and have time to do some blogging again.  It's been a very difficult term for me and I'm so glad it's over.  I overworked myself to the point where I wasn't looking after myself properly and spent most of my time sat in front of my computer.  

 My birthday trip to Ikea was successful and my favourite addition is a new desk.  It's huge and I bought some red legs for it to match my bedroom walls.  I changed my whole room around and it felt a bit weird at first, almost as if it wasn't really my room.  I've managed to settle in now though and D and I are slowly finding everything a home.

 Some of my little purchases over the last couple of months.  I desperately wanted some washi tape after seeing Katie blog about them.  I'm going to use it to wrap some Christmas presents.  The cat paperweight is from a charity shop I used to volunteer in and it has been really useful for all the big art books I've been reading.  The quirky pot I store my makeup brushes in is from Paperchase and was only £2.50.

 D bought me a dress to wear on my birthday and I'm in love with it.  I couldn't decide between this one and a burgundy velvet skater dress.  When this one arrived we discovered it was velvet too!  I tried it on straight away and it fits perfectly.  I'm going to wear it the day before my birthday as I'm having a little party with my friends and we're going to see The Hobbit (I'm actually so excited as I'm a big Tolkien fan ♥ My phone, car, kindle, xbox and PC are all named after Lord of the Rings characters).  Anyway the dress only cost £19.99 and I just tried to find it on their website but it's not on there anymore :(

I've decided that I really want to get back into photography again.  I have a Sony Alpha 350 DSLR and it's an amazing camera that I don't use enough!  I found this free '31 Days to a Better Photo' course and I'm determined to read and do all of it so that I can improve.

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  1. My uni term was hell too, so glad you made it through too :)

    I adore the new wolf and where did you get that gorgeous mirror from?

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    1. It's definitely been the hardest term so far, mostly because the course was incredibly disorganised and we don't even have a full time teacher :(

      My new wolf is actually temporary :D I drew her then decided to commission one of my favourite artists to draw her in their style. I'm really excited to see their version of her :)

      My nan bought the mirror for me as an early birthday present and we found it in a huge store called The Range. I just checked and they don't seem to have it online but there are stores all over the country :) It only cost £19.99 and I love it!

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  2. Looking forward to The Hobbit here too, it's must more digestible book than Lord of the Rings which is more like an ingenius HowTo Build a Fantasy World guide than a coherent story, which is sure enough what it has become. Dungeons & Dragons, Warhammer, Riftwar, most notable fantasy worlds were inspired by Tolkien. Have fun!

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    1. Definitely agree with your opinion! There are so many parts in the LotR trilogy where Tolkien starts describing every minute detail of the environment. There are some beautifully written bits though and I adore the movies as they manage to convey the world so well.

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  3. Awh i'm glad you're feeling better after a long term! I love the dress! It's a gorgeous winter item! The Hobbit does look good! What have you named your car? I wish mine had a good name, it's just known as "Renee" to me haha!

    xxx

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    1. Thank you! I'm feeling much more better now and I'm happy to be blogging again :) My car is called Gandalf! He even has a fake license plate with his name on that sits in the rear windscreen haha!

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  4. good that you´re feeling better! :D I also want to watch The Hobbit! ♥

    btw the photos are awesome:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really glad you like the photos ♥

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  5. I hope you're feeling better now some of your deadlines are out the way. I do not miss my uni days at all - but all of that hard work is most definitely worth it! Glad to see you're blogging again, you should do some outfit shots of that beautiful frock :) ♥ Claire @ Jazzpad

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    1. Sometimes I can't believe that this term is almost over! It's a huge relief. Sometimes I forget and assume I have work to do but then remember it's over for now. Best feeling ever!

      I'd love to share outfit photos so I can show how lovely the dress looks :) Hopefully I'll be confident enough to take some photos!

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  6. OMG that paperweight!

    http://golddustk.blogspot.co.uk/

    x

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    1. Isn't it adorable! :D When I saw it I fell in love and practically pounced on it as stuff like that sells really quickly!

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  7. I love your mirror! And the dress is lovely :)

    Jesss xo

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