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Ch-ch-ch change

Due to exciting new advertising opportunities the geek in the stripey top has received, I am afraid it will be moving back to blogspot.

I have very much enjoyed blogging on wordpress and my blog has both evolved and grown considerably in my short time here.

All the posts that have been published on wordpress have been transferred to blogspot so you will be able to find them all there.

The address is  http://thegeekinthestripeytop.blogspot.com/

I look forward to seeing you over there.

xx

P.S

Yes I know this post is incredibly cheesey!!

I know it’s LFW but it’s also UCLan freshers week. Which one would you rather be? Actually neither as i’m horrifically home sick.  I love being in my new house with the girlies but I really miss Cornwall, much more than I did last year.I don’t know whether it’s because I had a really good time at M&S this year and I feel shunted out because loads of new people have arrived.

I wasn’t going to post this because, well I didn’t think it had a lot to do with my blog but it’s coming more to light.  Over the summer I had councilling for depression.  The truth is things have never been the same since my Grandpa died last year and since his death my family and I have had to suffer with two more deaths.

I tell people last year was the best yet the worst year of my life.  Pretty much true.  So coming home was really tough.  Back to my home where there is this massive gap.

Before my first year at university, three days before, after everything was bought and packed, I decided I wasn’t going, I was going to stay at M&S and go next year.  I just wanted to be with my family.  As it went, I did go and i’m so glad I did and I only ever felt really home sick when I was drunk.  Now I feel home sick a lot.

I went through a lot with my Mum this summer.  At first we argued nearly everyday and then we were like best friends again.  I mean you can’t be best friends with a parent, I don’t want to be but as close as you can before it’s too much.

If someone said to me, right you can jack it all in and come home, i’d say no.  Appart from not wanting to give up my course I couldn’t leave my friends here.  Most importantly I have a beautiful house with three amazing girls and I don’t want to leave them and I wouldn’t put them in the possition of needed a new housemate.

So we’ve settled that I don’t actually want to go home, so I just miss it a lot? Too much?  The thing with Cornwall is, i’d get home and be bored, it’s not exactly an up and coming place in the Winter, in the Summer too unless it’s sunshining.

So i’m coming up with a plan of action if you will and it doesn’t involve eating my weight in Ben and Jerrys icecream and watching nine hour stints of Jeremy Kyle just to prove there are people having a worse time than me.  No, I have cue cards etc so:

  1. Tidy my room
  2. Decorate my room
  3. Collect my gym card off ex-flatmate/friend
  4. Go to the gym

Also, outlining the facts:

  1. I love my house 122
  2. I love the 122 girlies
  3. I don’t want to leave Preston
  4. I miss Cornwall
  5. I miss my family

I would like to end with a few Sex and the City quotes from one of my favourite episodes. ‘The games people play’. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the episode with Jon Bon Jovi when Carrie goes to see a threapist about Big because she can’t stop talking about him.

Carrie First they want you to come there two times a week, then three times a week, and eventually you’re starting every sentence with ‘my therapist.

Stanford: It’s very in to have a threapist.  Even my threapist has a threapist. 

The week in photos

I’m fully well aware that I have not posted in a while.  Everytime I sat down to I realised I should have been packing and so went to do that.  I’m now officially in my lovely new house in Preston.  My room still is a mess with boxes, bags and clothes all over the floor.  I’m working out where I can take outfit photos.  I have no shelves or anything to prop my camera onto.

So I thought i’d throw a few photos into the mix of what’s been going on this week.

After getting paper on the morning of my trip back to Preston, I think I could have found better days to travel!

I changed the satnav to Irish Sean for those of you who I don’t have on Facebook.

The crossword when I got really bored.

What’s a road trip without Percy Pigs?

The evidence of the first night out of many this year xx

My days off are few and far between so I tend to make the most of them.  I have new additions to my room which I will post soon I promise.  The free standing mirror I was on about and a dressing table.

I’ve always wanted a dressing table for my room and now I have one.  It’s gone in the alcove but it’s half an inch too big so it’s possible to cut it down to size. 

Once that was done I ended up at Porthleven where there was a market and I treated myself to a few pocket money purchases. 

 

I got these for my new room and fridge at uni.

I’m actually really excited about this.  I bought this bag from Primark in Oxford Street for £7 but in typical Primark fashion it broke.   There was a man there with a leather work shop who mended it for me for £1.  It was my Grandma’s doing as I said it wasn’t worth it!

My heart

I know i’ve jsut posted but I didn’t think this went well with my post.  When I got out of the bath, I noticed this on the floor.

It’s a necklace I bought from Rock n rose ages ago. I’ve blogged about it before. 

On the chain is a heart and a key and the heart has a hole in it the same size as the key but the key won’t reach to fit the hole.  (This sounds dodgy, I appologise!)

Anyway but because the heart came off all by itself…

Now it fits…is this a sign?? Have I met the one? Any thoughts please?? xx

P.S I just wanted to add.  A couple of my friends and people at work said they like my blog and I hate to ask as I know many people hate this but it would make my day if you hit subscribe or follow me via bloglovin. I’ve been a bit down lately and when I get told people like reading my blog it makes me so happy but i don’t find out very much so it would make my day!! So if you liek reading please hit subscribe etc.  Thank you!

I wont ask for anythning again, I promise!! 🙂 xx

Today, I’ve had probably one of the best Sundays i’ve had in a long time.  I did what Sundays are meant for…no not rest.  I worked four hours in the morning and then tidied my room up, one because it needed it, two to sort my clothes out, yes, I actually threw some away!! and three to start the long process of sorting out stuff to go back to uni.  Luckily a lot is already up there because I kept some stuff up there.  I then had a bath, a cream tea and came over to my Grandparents. 

I’m also really excited because my uncle is bringing down a free standing mirror which will go in my bedroom, i’m so excited! I’ve always wanted one. 

Anyway so i’m waiting for this vintage jacket I ordered on ebay to come but with it being Sunday the lack of post made me sad so i thought I would post about the other mail I recieved this week.  I love getting mail, unless its a bank statement.  I muse over it for a while and feel guilty nfor the fact it feels a bit thick and then toss it. 

So here’s what I recieved this week…

I got a couple of things from eBay.  After hankering over a cricket jumper for ages, I now have two!! I like this one the most though.

I think i’ll team it with my new oversize blazer, also eBay and of course my hat!

Sorry for the flat, lack of modelling, I know you probably all like to laugh at me (hahaha) but my hair was wet as i got out of the shower.

I also got this post card from my sister.

It made me so happy.  I love James Dean.  I watched Giant one day at uni when it was a sunny Friday and everyone had gone home.  It made me feel so much better!  I tweeted this a while back…

 “had a dream last night my Mum was watching James Dean movies loudly downstairs when I was in bed. #analysethat. xx”
In addition to my tidying I also finished my little project.  About three years ago I bought a trunk from Oxfam for £10 and I love it.  I had always wanted one and saw it and bought it!! It was lined with some old checked papers but it was peeling to I finally got round to peeling it off and replacing it with some old postcards and articles.  They used to be on my wardrobe but when I moved rooms I didn’t need it anymore but didnt want to lose the postcards. 
Just for good measure I thought i’d throw in a picture of my cream tea…all M&S !!
So that was my Sunday, hope you all had a good day of rest and that you have a good week!! xx

Notes

So I’ve already said I need to be surgicilly removed from my new hat but that also for a for the stripey top that I bought with it. It’s dedinitly my best stripey top purchase yet!

It’s so versatile and for a with my new shorts, under jackets and with my work trousers.

I spend more time getting ready for work then I spend working. It’s a 30 minute walk and then a 30 minute bus ride to my m&s from home or 2 bus rides if I’m being lazy but I like to save my £2.25 plus its a nice walk along the sea front. But I don’t like wearing my uniform. One because it would probably smell after my power walk, or be wet from rain. Two because when I wear my uniform in public random people come and talk to me. Yesterday I was in Tesco and this woman came up to me and nearly hugged me as she was so delighted there was an m&s food nearby. I could feel the glares from the Tesco staff in the back of my head.

I’m becoming obsessed with M&S yoghurt puddings.  I’ve exhausted the count on us fruit mouses, today I had a count on us trifle. So yummy!! xx

Today is my day off between working six days in a row either side. So after resting my feet and major grooming to make myself fresh enough for the next six day stint I decided to go for a walk.

There’s a country path at the back of my house which is relatively unknown to tourists which is always good 🙂 xx

It’s funny what we can remember. What we got for our third birthday, losing your blanket at four, being given a massive box of costume jewellery at six and the first time I bought Look magazine.

Let me take you back to February 2007.  I bought the second edition of the magazine before embarking on a shopping trip with my friends to buy clothes for a school trip to Iceland…the country.  

I wonder if the 15-year-old me knew would buy hundreds more of the magazine taking inspiration in shopping aspects of my life but most importantly the career aspect of my life.

I have been a fan of all the weekly features and thought a hole was left when the features such as credit crunch chic and the features with Gok Wan came to a finish although, this hole was quickly filled with new features and when I turn the page to celebs wear high street too.

This summer I was lucky enough to be sent to Beach break live festival by the website I have contributed to student365. I had to work very hard not make the whole article about what was the top festival wears and what people were wearing but being sent somewhere to report on it made me realise that I am going to dedicate my whole life to.  

I know what I want to do with my life and that is to make a living off writing.  A professional blogger, my own column in the Telegraph fashion section, write for a highly successful fashion magazine.  So what am I doing to make my dreams a reality? Well we all have to start somewhere and where better than DIY Week.  Spending one of the best weeks and a half of my life writing about B&Q and other DIY stores tells me that I am meant for this life.

If I can enjoy writing about something I know nothing about, i would be on a permanent high if I could write about fashion shows. Now you know why I spend so much time on this blog!!  

I go back to everyone has to start somewhere.  My blog, I would describe as up-and-coming (if i’m being very possitive).  My readership is increasing daily and when I find it making me that happy it confirms that this is what I want to do, dare I make the cliché…my dream.

The facts

I blog everyday because it is so important to me. It’s not just about the amazing opportunity to attend the Look Show but that in itself would be fantastic, its the chance to write about things I am so passionate about.   Clothes, fashion and Look magazine.

Why I would be suited to it

I’m honest and I’m positive.  I know that is what I look for in a blog.  I want to read from someone I trust and I want to feel inspired once I’ve finished.  All this I strive to do in my work.  If it hasn’t been written yet, write it yourself.

It’s my Mum’s birthday today and every year for her birthday and mother’s day, me and my brother and sister always make her breakfast in bed. This year it’s just me and her so I was on my own but I still did a good job picking sweet peas from the garden and putting them on the train and making fresh coffee.

Happy birthday Mummy xx