Saturday, 2 August 2014

Late Summer Evenings

Hiya guys! Sorry for the mild absence once again. I genuinely have had my hands quite full the past few weeks! Firstly, I had a short holiday to London, then the day after we arrived we were off to pick up the kittens! & since then, its been non-stop and I haven't really had the time or energy to do anything... Bad I know. I do have a tonne of stuff to show you from london but its been hard to find the time to sort any of it out. Plus, you know what I'm like, I need to post it all together otherwise it causes unnecessary anxiety...Weirdo. I have outfit posts, photography & a video. So at least a few hours of editing work! Not that I'm complaining, I really love it. But, of course it is time consuming and time is not what I have a lot of right now. Since I have become a cat mother (shhh I know its ridiculous...) I have literally been giving all of my energy & time to them.

Since this time is quite important for your kittens development, I'm doing as much as I can with them to shape them into the cats we would like. I've done a lot of researching online and theres three segments of time to get them used to what you will do with them throughout their adult life. Theres the first 6 weeks of their life, then 6-12 weeks and the final time of development is up to 6 months. Chris and I both think that they weren't really handled much up until we basically took them on, which was at 9 weeks old. So we're having to get them used to A LOT. Plus, since I would like them to be "lap cats" this means that, whenever they need/want to sleep I need to hope that they come find my lap or pick them up when they are tired enough. This will then teach them that when they are tired to seek out one of our laps, which I have to say, they've already caught onto quick! Occasionally, one will still hide behind the sofa as there is a comfy spot there, but the majority of the time they will nap on my lap/legs. 

So I'm then pretty much confined to the sofa in the weirdest, most uncomfortable (at times) of positions... But all of this hard work that is being put in will pay off in the end. As we will have the kitty cats that we want! Which, I guess is one of the positives of getting kittens. As you can shape them into the cat and routine that you would like. Both of them have already come on tremendously in the short time that we have had them, which is a week and a half. Also, the reason we actually went for kittens and didn't rescue any cats was because of the rabbits. As i was saying, that we want to shape them, then we can also get them to socialise with the rabbits and teach them NOT to attack them!  So I think the term "cat mother" really is appropriate! 

Heres a short post on the kittens with some photos.

Also, I just wanted to mention that these photos are old. I just haven't got round to posting them, I've no idea why, but I thought this was the perfect time to post them as all I have is my london stuff right now.












Jacket- Unif at Nasty Gal
Dress- Topshop (sale)
Heels- Asos
Bag- Vintage
Necklace c/o- Persunmall
Headband- Crown and Glory buy here

OUTFIT DETAILS
So a few months ago, we took a spontaneous trip to our favourite italian restaurant. I can't remember if it was a joint meal or if Chris decided to treat me? I think he decided to treat me... So i threw this together, started with the dress and heels as they matched with the green. I then decided to add that "dark edge" that I always crave in an outfit. Which was of course, the leather biker with some lovely black roses added to my head. I always need something to take a little from the "girlyness" of an outfit.




Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New Family Members!

Hiya, I thought I would do a short post explaining my absence & new babies! If any of you follow me on instagram & twitter then you may already know. Chris & I took a short trip/holiday to London, as we were already heading down for the final Monty Python show, we decided to make a thing of it! Especially since we probably wouldn't get the chance to have a proper holiday this year. Hopefully we are getting a honeymoon, but we are unsure at the moment! So we just took the opportunity of already being in London, I've been many times as I used to live an hour or so away. But, it was the first time I explored the city without my parents and being with Chris. So it really did feel like a new experience.

I do have outfit/photography posts and a video coming up so you can see what went on, but I have my hands pretty full right now! I haven't really had the chance. So I thought i would give you guys this short 'n' sweet post.

So a few months ago our neighbours rescued a cat, they named him Loki. He then decided that he would start visiting us from time to time and have a nap also. Chris and I both fell in love with him very quickly, hes such a loving, cuddly cat! Even in the street he'll run up to us. I also pick him up and give him massive cuddles. But, he is next doors cat, not ours! 


So Chris and eventually decided to get two little furballs of our own! Originally, we were only going to go for one but we both feel its better with two, so they can keep each other company and have each other to cuddle when we aren't around (not that its for very long). We got them the day after we came home, so i've not had time to do anything blog/youtube related as i've been busy with my babies! They are full of energy all day and don't really sleep long...

So, here they are! The littler one with white socks is Valentino (named by me) & Mufasa who is tabby all over (named by Chris). They are maine coon x kitties and we are expecting them to grow quite big! Hence, the kind of over the top names. 

They aren't the most photographic photos, but the little so & sos DO NOT sit still! 








 I'm sure you still get the picture though (get it, get it, get the picture?! I know I suck sshh...), even though they aren't the greatest photos! They are small and cute :D 

Hope to post soon with my London stuff! Have a good day & week ;)

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Losing Myself in Argyll, Scotland

Hiya guys! Its been a few days if not a week since i last posted! I did have a vlog from when i visited my dad & his side of the family, but silly me, didn't check the files were loaded onto my laptop completely and deleted them. I am trying to recover them but if not there wasn't really anything special lost. 

So about a week or so ago, Chris' parents decided to have a cheeky little break away. They booked a decent sized cabin and off they went on their adventure. They had been before and if you check here you will see my last outfit post from when we took a drive up. Since i am writing this post, then i think its obvious that Chris and I were invited up for the day! We all have a pretty good time. It was so nice to be able to drive to somewhere far away, especially to a place so beautiful. I love nature & the countryside. I think its very easy to lose yourself in your thoughts when you drive somewhere you admire. Scotland really is a beautiful country and I think I can take that for granted. But I know thats pretty natural for anyone living wherever they live. My dad & his family have all often said that they don't take advantage enough of living right next the lake district. Which is also VERY beautiful may i add?

If we can afford it next year I think Chris and I will try and get our own little cabin booked, maybe even go with a few friends. I'd love to explore more up there, there are tons of trails & places to walk to. As well as there being loads of neighbouring cute tea cafes, plus we've already got our eyes on a cool looking restaurant... Its in a castle/church looking building! I can only imagine the delights that I could potentially find inside! What can I say? Chris and I are both huge restaurant & food enthusiasts. Am I right in saying that its one of the ways into someones heart? Well, if that isn't recorded anywhere I'm claiming it and saying I was the first. So, there you go folks, its actually that easy to find the love of your life. The way to get someone to like you is to obviously make someone a meal and all will be a happy ever after... Not! Although, I have heard the expression that; The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. (pretty much what i said...)

Not quite sure that will give you eternal happiness but it is an expression! I have to say though, it makes me happy feeding Chris and cooking for him. But I think thats an affectionate thing. When you see joy in someone, or if you give someone joy, it makes you feel joy as well. Also, the photos of me are always taken by Chris but any other photos are by me :)




























Dress- c/o Choies
Boots- Next
Hat- H&M
Bag- Vintage

OUTFIT DETAILS
Now, because i was going into the wilderness of Scotland (if only). I thought it was best that i tried to look like a gorgeous bohemian princesses. You know, the long flowy dresses, the hats, the laid back oversized patterned bag and don't forget THE boots to tie it all in. I think i did my best. I wouldn't see I looked gorgeous because well, I don't say that about myself. But I am very happy with how the outfit turned out as well as how it looked against the amazing backdrop that is Arrochar. Plus I love the mix match of the green dress & green backpack. Same colours but different patterns and thats what I'm all about!




Friday, 4 July 2014

US Independence Day

Hiya all, late post i know. Plus i also know i missed yesterdays & todays "everyday post". I suck i know but i'll get them up over the next few days instead, please don't judge me... Today i travelled down to Carlisle, as that's where my dad and his family are from, as its my little brother's birthday in a few days. Since my dad is no longer with Thomas' mum, he either comes the weekend before or after to celebrate with this side. I can't actually believe or accept the fact that he's even going to be 9... I mean, i'm sure you will all understand this but, when people used to say "Oh! It seems like just yesterday you were born...", you would be like what?! How can that even be possible? Well, you younger folk out there, it is. It DOES feel like just yesterday when i was meeting him for the first time. It's scary. But on one hand, it's been awesome to see the little guy develop into a proper little person! I'm excited to see the kind of person he'll turn into and the type of adult he will be.

So the plans are to wake up tomorrow and see what kind of day it's going to be. If it's a nice day i think we are taking a picnic to the local park with some of our other family, if not then its bowling! It should be good fun, been a while since i actually seen everyone so i'm looking forward to the reunion with the crazies ;) 

Also, on the topic of independance day, it's actually making me a little bit excited! Many of you may, or may not know (depending on your age & where you are from) but, Scotland are getting a vote on the 18th September (9 days before we get married!) to become independent from the UK or not. I will probably go more into this in a discussions post nearer the time but, yes i am voting for independence. So the thought of maybe having our own celebration like this in the future made me want to actually dress for the occasion today. Alot of exciting things happening in the next few months!






Jacket- Unif
Dress- Strawberry Kats on Ebay (99p)
Shoes- Converse on Ebay
Hat- H&M buy here
Bag- Lost Mannequin (birthday present from Chris!) buy here

OUTFIT DETAILS
So as i said, i was dressing for the occasion... You can't really go wrong with the classic american red, blue & white stars. I originally was going to go for something else, not quite sure what, but then i remembered i had this dress. Perfect. I thought i good ol'classic converse shoe to go with the "american themes", plus they are red and have a white star on them. It was also pouring down today so i had to throw on tights, as well as my trusty unif (vegan) leather jacket. It also helped add that "dark edge" i need to have in every outfit. Also i couldn't leave without adding a "cowboy" lookalike hat... I used this backpack as i was travelling and it carries a tonne of things! But can i just say, how fucking awesome is it?! One of my favourite possessions, i was super happy when i seen Chris had gotten me it. Its really spacious inside with a TONNE of pockets!