Monday, 20 July 2015

Baby photos

Looking through old photos is one of my favourite things to do. Over the past week or so, my dad and I have been through thousands of photographs, which were stored under my parents' bed, and sorted them into different categories for each year, and then chronologically within each year. Whilst doing this, I found some absolute gems which I wanted to share!

This was taken around 1999, I think. Lord knows what was happening with my hair but I can promise I never went out in public like that.

I'm going to hazard a guess and say maybe 1997? I look about a year old, right? What I find amazing is that eyeballs don't really grow so like, my eyes are the same size now as they are there, but they look so tiny now because my face got so big.

This is me (left) and my primary school best friend. We were probably 7 or 8 years old, so it's probably 2003/2004. I don't know why we ever thought matching tshirts were a good idea!

This is definitely June 2002, because it was to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. We had to dress up as something to do with London, so here's me starring as Big Ben. I don't look too happy about it but the hat is really a work of art. Credit to my dad.

This is probably April 1996 because I look pretty newborn. My parents say I look like an alien here. It's not really a good look, is it? How can one person get so red.

Hahahaha, I call this one "look who doesn't want to get baptised". I was baptised in Germany because all my family are from there and apparently this is traditional German-baby-baptism gear. Like what is even up with that hat? No wonder I was crying.

Finally, there's this beauty. It might well be one of the most disgusting photos taken of me of all time. Is that jam? Who knows. But at least I look kind of happy about it (-ish)! Always loved my food.

Monday, 13 July 2015


On Friday 10th July, I found out that I've passed my first year of university. I was maybe 90% sure I hadn't failed, but it's just nice to have it confirmed. About 60% of my mark is made up of assessments and essays I've handed in over the course of the year, and the other 40% is from exams I sat in June. 

My assessment marks were a bit up and down throughout the three semesters - that is to say they fluctuated dramatically. Most of them were in the 2.1 range, but I've gone as high as 80, and as low as 47. How? I don't bloody know. In two of my four exams, I managed to get firsts, and I got a 2.1 in the third exam. But in the last one I got 43... that is nearly a fail?!?!?

So, to conclude, I nearly failed one module, I got 2.1s in two of them, and a first in another. That all comes out as a nice solid 2.1 which is alright given that this has been the laziest year of my life. Luv being a student.

I hope anyone else at uni is happy with their results for this year, u rock. Bring on second year!

PS. I don't mean to sound like a smug bitch but I just want to be able to look back at this in like five years and know what I got (because I have already lost the link to the results page lol...).

Wednesday 1st July

Wednesday 1st July was the hottest day of the year so far. Where I live in South London, it was a bloody ridiculous 35 degrees Celsius. Stupid me didn't check the temperature predictions for the afternoon when I set out in the morning, so guess who wore black jeans? Me. Guess who nearly baked to death? Me.

I'm not really a fan of hot weather. I hate sweating and not being able to cool down, and - most of all - I hate having to shave my legs every time I want to wear a skirt of dress. I'm a hairy-leg-lovin kind of gal, and picking up the razor is something which I sort of dread, even though I'm not prepared to show the world my leg hair.

Here I am before I stepped outside and realised the country was experiencing desert-like temperatures. I, as a poor student, do not have enough money on my Oyster card for the bus, so I walked the 35 minutes from my house to the other side of town to meet my friend for lunch. It wasn't too much fun in super tight jeans, but this blouse is really really sheer and kept me pretty cool.

I love the pattern of the blouse too. I think it's from TK Maxx a couple of years ago, but they shut down TK Maxx in my town a while ago so I don't buy much from there anymore. Cries.

Finally, I thought I should dedicate a section to these shoes. You beautiful things, you're my first pair of sandals in about eight years. You were £12 from Primark, a total bargain, and you fit my feet like you were made for me. I've been wearing you at least five times a week since you came into my life over a month ago. I'm sorry I've scuffed you a little at the front - I'm very clumsy - but it just shows how well-worn and well-loved you are. You go with every single outfit I wear, so I don't even mind that sometimes you stain my feet grey because you're made with a really cheap material.

I feel like everyone should have a pair of sandals for the summer that they're absolutely in love with. This is mine!