Monday, 13 December 2010

Festive Film Festival

One more week to go! Then I hit Christmas holidays and all kinds of fun festivities :) This weekend was my Festive Film Festival night, so Saturday I set about preparing.

I'd decided to have a go at making eggnog..I'd never made it before and the only time I'd tried anything like it was when I used to work in Starbucks and tasted the mix used for the lattes! But it was actually fairly easy and cheap, I used this recipe. The only problem I ran into was my lack of whisk but luckily Caketin brought me her electric one round so the day was saved :) The result? Delicious! I was pleasantly surprised and will hopefully make some for Christmas day...

We also had an abundance of mulled wine which is a bargainous £2 is Asda at the moment!

Pretty fairylights adorn everything in my flat right now...most of them stay up all year round as well!
I made cinnamon Christmas cupcakes which went down rather well despite them being a little flat! This picture is actually of my coffee and walnut ones made a couple of weeks ago..still my favourite :)
It was a really fun evening, the only problem being that we didn't actually get round to watching the film! But it was really good to catch up with everyone, make ridiculous jokes and generally ahve fun drinking and chatting :) I bloody love those people!
Last night I dug out some laptop fairy lights which my mum had given to me a couple of years's true. I am a little obsessed!

Hope you're feeling just as festive!

Miss x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Snow Days ♥

We had the very best snow days last was wonderful!

The days were spent with my favourite people and consisted of yummy lunches, mulled wine, snowy walks, rum hot chocolates and Christmas films..we even squeezed in a bit of dancing :)

I'm getting SO excited about Christmas I really can't wait! It's my turn for the Festive Film Night on Saturday and I'm hoping to have a go at eggnog, I'll let you know how it turns out...

Here are some of my favourite pics from the past week :)

Miss x


Miss x

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Looking Forward To...

As you may have guessed, it has been an incredibly hard month. Many things have gone wrong and at times it seems difficult to see a way out. I've been lucky in that I've had some truly amazing friends to sort me out ♥ thank you!

In an attempt to find the positive again, I've decided to make a list of things I am looking forward to :) Maybe I can focus on this instead of the bad!

1. Putting up the Christmas tree and decorations
2. Festive Film Festival...the lovely Caketin has come up with this fab idea! All our friends are taking it in turns to host a Christmas film evening :) Mine is going to be Santa Clause The Movie and I'm hoping to make eggnog, mulled wine and Christmas cupcakes...hurrah!
3. My parents moving in to a beautiful old cottage..and getting a dog!
4. Return of craft nights and getting my knit on again :)
5. £10 nights out. I need to dance my socks off and have a bit of fun.
6. Dressmaking. I'm determined to have a go, my mum is going to have to help massively!

There you go, a list of 6 things to look forward to...I don't think that's bad :)
Fairly therapeutic and I recommend doing this when you're having a really rubbish day!

Miss x
P.s Huuuge thank you to Caketin for sending me the Darwin Deez 'Bad Day' vid I posted helped a lot!

Eye Candy

My parents went away recently for a little holiday in Dartmouth. They stayed in a beautiful place and found this rather wonderful shop (details to come...)

Sadly they didn't come back with an abundance of these cameras but I have my fingers crossed for Christmas :) It also led to some interesting future career plans with my parents..I have my fingers crossed for this very distant future prospect!

I particulalry love the fact that they have the toy cameras above the loose tea display..kind of my ideal! Never attempted loose tea myself, I am a lazy tea bag in a mug kind of person. But does it taste any different? Anyone else tried it?

Miss x

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bad Day

This is for someone special. You suck.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010


Well today has been a fairly stressful day at work and it doesn't look like the week's going to get much better. So, in view of that I've decided to distract myself with pretty pictures and things that make me happy! Childish, but that's part of the fun right?! ;)

I have also recently realised I have far less fairy lights in my flat than I would like. Christmas time, I intend to bulk by and fill my world with tiny lights! (I'm also incredibly excited it's almost Christmas..huzzah!)

In other news, I am desperate for a chai tea latte (no water) and if it could come in a red Starbucks cup, so much the better :) I really wish I lived nearer to many coffee shops...that's the dream kids!

All images from weheartit
Miss x

Monday, 8 November 2010

Hello Again....

My it's been a while!

Partly due to lack of internet and home these days and partly to some crazy stuff going on, I haven't blogged in a while...and I actually miss it! I'm not the most regular blogger in the world and go through stages of many posts to not having a lot to say, but I am glad to be back :)
So Autumn has arrived! It's is my very favourite season of them all and I get overly excited by kicking up fiery leaves (my friend found this hilarious the other day). But it's just so darn pretty and a great excuse to get out the hats and scarves...I do love to accessorise ;)

These days I am rarely seen out of my new brown boots ♥ One of my favourite looks is tea dresses and battered boots, a kind of mixture of hard and soft. A brown pair and a good black pair of biker boots is essential for this, and then as many pretty dresses as possible!

Some rather beautiful inspiration for this look...

1, 2, 3, 4, 5,

Turns out I also ♥ bowler hats at the moment! Bought myself a red one for Halloween (went as a clown) but may now have to add a black to the collection..hurrah!

Miss x

Friday, 8 October 2010



I am annoyed and don't know what to do.

Friendships can be tricky.


Miss x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Love Affair

I have been living in my flat 11 months now and this weekend I found a box yet to be unpacked and insidewas....26 records! A mixture of 7" singles and 12" LPs! This was a most exciting discovery, need to drag out my record player again (it's a massive pain to connect up to speakers...must get that sorted).

Weekend consisted of music, films, friends and family...all good and fairly relaxing as well :) Possibly have a couple of gigs on the horizon too, fingers crossed!

New mixed tape on it's way soon...

Music and I are having a passionate love affair these days ♥

Miss x

Sunday, 15 August 2010


It's been a very quiet one today...and to be honest I'm a bit bored!
Had a busy past week but it's been lots of fun :) Parties, friends and birthdays, oh my! Had a night to myself last night, which involved pulling out the record player and all my vinyl. I spent the evening sitting on the floor, listening to lots of songs that haven't been played in a was pretty awesome ♥ I then watched High Fidelity..seemed fitting :)

Today I have't found the energy to do a great deal. Listening to some new music which was discovered at a party... I like :) If anyone has new music suggestions, please let me know! I've not been very good at searching out new bands recently and someone reminded me about how exciting it challenge accepted!
On Sundays, I drink tea and dream about pirates...

Miss x

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

I ♥ Pirates

Miss x

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Car Booting!

Finally, I have got round to taking pics of all my camera finds at car boot sales recently! The most I paid was £2.50 and that was for the Helina 35X..I reckon that's pretty good going :) The cheapest was free, and that's the Polaroid Image came with a lot of fancy equipment and was being used by the police until it came to me (legally of course!).

I have yet to try any of them out apart from the Fuji instax mini 7. This little delight was found by my Dad (he's awesome and shares my love for collecting cameras!) for £2 and it hadn't even been opened, there were still batteries and more excitingly, a film! Unfortunately, it went out of date in 2003 so only a couple of the pics have come out, but it's still fun and gives a slightly different effect to my newer instax :)

The Polaroid 10 is very bizzare, you have to pull a ring to get the picture out but if I find any film, I'll have a go!

I really need to get some film and try some of these out..I'll let you know how it goes :)

I'm hopefully going to another car boot Sunday, although I'm not sure I have room for any more cameras!

Miss x