Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Motivational Quotes


For most the new year is one of the biggest motivational events, 52 times better than a Monday! 
I've gathered up some pictures of motivational quotes that might help you keep your New Years Resolution this year!

DON'T WASTE TIME, THERE'S NOT ENOUGH OF IT.

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TRAVEL, EXPERIENCE LIFE. 


LET GO, COMPETITION IS BORING. 


CONCENTRATE ON BEING THE BEST YOU.

OPEN YOUR MIND, CHOOSE EQUALITY.
WE ALL LIVE IN THE SAME BONES. 






Friday, 27 December 2013

I need your help with my dissertation!

This is a bit of a boring one but it's really important and I would appreciate it a lot, a lot!!!
If you are over 18 and have 10-15 minutes to spare could you please fill out my survey for my 3rd year dissertation?


Thank you so much if you complete it :)


Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x



Saturday, 21 December 2013

A-Z Review of 2013


OK so 2013 wasn't bad but it is coming to and end and how could I not incorporate Breaking Bad into this post, one of the most talked about things this year. I for one, defiantly contributed to that fact.
I came up with this post as a fun way of looking back over my life in 2013. A lot has been missed and these are by no means the best 26 things that happened to me in 26 but they do fit the alphabet, roughly.  


Adventure Time

This is the first picture on my Facebook album of 2013 so I thought I'd start with that.
It makes me laugh every time.
Tash and Lorna being eejits as per. 







Barcelona 

Back in April I went on a trip to Barcelona with three of my friends. 
First holiday without my family.
True experience. 










Christmas Cheer

This was taken in my student's union, last day of term. Everyone was wearing a santa hat and it was such a feel good vibe.








Dublin

Me, Tash and Lorna took a roadtrip down to Dublin, Ireland's capital city. I'm quite ashamed to say I've only ever been to it's airport so it was super nice to experience it's Irish culture. 



Edinburgh

In March me and my friends Kerry and Joe spent the night up in Edinburgh for a Bastille concert. 
They are amazing live! So glad I've got to see them.
We went out after in the bar opposite our hostel and had the best night out in a different city. 








Family

It's hard being in a different country than my family for most of the year but when I come home it makes the time we have together more special. Cheese but true.









Girls

This year I live with five of the most cutest girlies ev. (Including Matt, our unofficial housemate).
Left to right, Sally, Rach, Lisa and Amy.
Super fun times YEAH!





Home

These are my other girls, my home birds.
Lorna, Tash, Sam and me.
We've been friends all our lives so it's so much fun to come home during the holidays and have loads of catch ups!






Iconic

A word I have Mr. Oakley to thank for, to be honest I'm really scraping the alphabet barrel here but this picture contains all my icons, my four best friends including the person that took the photo.
Perks of being a Wallflower means something to all of us.
It is indeed, iconic. 








Joe

The person that took that photo is this gorgeous hunk of man right here. We meet in first year and I've been following him ever since. He's the best non-Irish person on the planet, I feel blessed to have him in my life. 









Kute

Cute but the C was taken, I'm so klever. 
This is for all the times I've left the house looking reasonable before the peach snapps and j-bombs take over.
Also for my over use of the word cute.







London

London is one of my favourite places in the world and I'm so lucky to have took a few trips down this year. 






Matthew

This year my friend of 10 years started 1st year at the same uni as me. 
He has been my saviour of 3rd year and I can't thank him enough. 
I play the annoying cheesy little sister role all too well but he loves me really.
He's such a credit to me, his family and the human race. I wish nothing but good things for such an awesome human being. 







Newcastle

This is my last year at university in Newcastle and it's been the best decision to study away from home. The people I've met are amazing and the memories I've made are priceless.  





Ombre

This year I've had my hair three different colours at different times. I was red for a lock of months and for the summer I went Ombre. It was really on trend and I loved having it with wavy hair. I think I was a bit to lazy to keep it though because I hardly ever styled it.
Now I'm back to a mixture of dark/medium browns.








People

This year I've realised how I have so many good people around me that there's no need to tolerate the bad. All of my friends are incredible people, I'm so lucky to have always been apart of a friendship group with zero bitches. So that lowered the tone but I'm super thankful to have support and love.



Queenz

This place has been mine and Matt's local this year. All hail Rusty's. To anyone else it's a dingy little gay bar for cheap pre's.
It's filled with queens and me and Matt are no exception. I love super chilled places where you don't have to impress and this place is perfect.




Reunited

This picture was taken this summer on the first night out since I had come home.
I miss these girls a lot when I'm at uni.
We've all been super busy this year but we still make time for each other, even if it's just a text. THE BOND WILL NOT BE BROKEN.
Sorry I've been writing this post for a while.





Sunshine

After the start of the year being nothing but inconvenient snow we did get some sunshine and we tried to make the most of it.
BBQ's, late nights, drinks with friends and chilled music.




Tequila

Me and Sarah had three round with this thing and it's won each time. 
The nights out I've had with this girl have been hilarious from digi to cane lady, from basement to the SU.
Full drinking speed ahead with this honorary Irish friend.





Unmissable

Unmissable moments that I only remember from pictures have thought me to sip a little less. Maybe next year I'll try a sober night out for once, maybe.





Visits

I constantly tell my friends from home to visit me at uni, it's free accommodation in Newcastle, don't pass it up!
Earlier in the year my friend Michaela came over for little less than a week. 
Newcastle didn't know what hit it.








Wise
Not wise.
No one is wise.









X

The last two people to get a specific mention in this years post are my sisters Lorna and Tash. They get mentioned a lot on my blog because they are such a huge part of me.
They own my heart and I thank God every day for them. I am someone, if you can't already tell, who believes in telling the people you love that you love them. It's so simple but yet I don't feel people do it enough. They've been with me from the start and have given me another amazing year.
(that was me holing back on the cheese, honestly)







York

This year I got to visit another place that I hadn't been too before, York, a beautiful city in England.
I went with Joe for lovely day out where we found a small vegetarian restaurant where I had food envy drinking my peppermint tea. 








Zzz

I have slept A LOT this year and I hate it. I love life and feel sick at the thought of the average human sleeping a 1/3 of their life. I understand that it's needed but too much can be harmful. 
Next year I'm going to work on getting a consistent sleeping pattern that allows me to do the most with my life. 

I'm excited for what the next year will bring and I loved looking back on 2013.
I hope you had a wonderful 2013 and good luck for 2014.

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Thursday, 19 December 2013

#4. Christmas Tree | 12 Days of Christmas


Not the best Christmas Tree in the world but I did do it myself and I think it looks pretty :)
We're always quite late to put up Christmas decorations because my mum and brother are so busy and I don't come home til mid December.


Here's a few more I put up, it's looking really Christmasy now and it's getting me super excited!!
I got a new Christmas jumper also which I'm going to wear to the Christmas Market I think, super excited for that also!

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Sunday, 15 December 2013

You were so funny last night


The words you dread to hear the morning after when you can't remember anything.
I'm just about feeling human now but it was well worth it. Top night out.



Pre's, bar, club, no shame. 
Even though I embarrassed the hell out of myself it all makes for a good story!

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Monday, 9 December 2013

Cooking with Matthew


The other night me and my friend Matt decided to stay in for once and cook our own pizza's. We could live of pizza and we pretty much do so we thought it would be fun to have a go at making our own. It's super simple. We threw the ingredients above together and whacked it in the oven. The smell was amazing and they tasted beaut. We also made some rice krispy buns for afterwards and watched The Hunger Games on Netflix. 
Cute, cosy, cheap wee night in with ma wee chummy!

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x 

Friday, 6 December 2013

#3. Start a new Read | 12 Days of Christmas


As my last post was about seeing The Hunger Games Catching Fire (Link Here) I thought it only appropriate to start reading the third book Mockingjay. So this will be my new read and another goal ticked off the list ! 


I've read the book before but I thought I'd jog my memory and seeing the film yesterday has made me obsessed all over again. 
I am excite. 

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Thursday, 5 December 2013

#11. Cinema | 12 Days of Christmas


In my previous post I made a list of 12 things to do before 2013 ends called 12 Days of Christmas and going to the cinema is the first thing I get to tick off my list!

I went to see the new Hunger Games film, Catching Fire.
It. Was. Amazing. 

As soon as I came out of the cinema me and Matthew instantly wanted to go see it again, or more ideally see the third movie Mocking jay!

First goal unlocked :)

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x 

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

12 Days of Christmas


I've decided to make a list of 12 things to do before 2013 ends. It's quite Christmas related so I've called it the 12 days of Christmas. It's basically a to do list of 12 things, to kind of encourage me to do stuff before the year ends and by putting them on here it pressures me to post about them haha!

12 Days of Christmas 

  1. Christmas Market
  2. Comedy Club
  3. Start a new read
  4. Christmas Tree
  5. Pub with friends
  6. Family Time
  7. Christmas Shopping
  8. Burrito
  9. Brother and Sister time
  10. Make speed soup
  11. Cinema
  12. Christmas Dinner with house mates

It's a realistic list so I hope I have at least 13 posts this December as it is a lifestyle blog and I'm not doing much with life at the minute due to uni assignments (boo!).

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Friday, 29 November 2013

What I'm Listening To Lady Gaga & One Direction SPOTLIGHT


I've recently bought Lady Gaga's new album ARTPOP and One Direction's new album Midnight Memories and I have been listening to them non stop!! ARTPOP more so as Midnight Memories only came out a few day ago but I already have my favourites for each and that's what I'm going to share today wooo excite!

Start with ARTPOP and my favourite song off the album, GypsyI really want it to come on in a club some night, I would actually go nuts, such a good dance tune.


Donatella


MANiCURE

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Midnight Memories is the 3rd album the boys have released and I think it's their best. 
My favourite song is Midnight Memories itself, one of their rockiest sounding songs.



Don't Forget Where You Belong


Happily

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So there my favourite songs of the two albums, if you're a fan I highly recommend having a listen. Hope you enjoy!!


Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

BARCELONA 2013



Back in April 2013 me and three of my friends took a 6 day trip to Barcelona during our Easter break. 
This was done on an absolute budget, including travel from Newcastle to Manchester, metros and trains in-between, flights from Manchester to Reus, hour long bus from Reus to Barcelona, 10 journey metro ticket round Barcelona anddd 5 nights accommodation and all travel back to Newcastle came to £120. 
Who would pass up 6 days in Barcelona for £120, not us. Lorna who had to pay an extra £60 to get from Belfast to Newcastle decided to go the day before we booked. Decision well made.









Our base was round the corner from la sagrada familia so we were lucky to be so central.
It was my first trip without my family and made me realise that I can be independent and responsible. 
 Travel can be super cheap if your flexible and low maintenance, Barcelona thought me that and it also made my fear of hostels disappear. Overall win. 


Great experiences with great people, I feel so blessed. 

Speak Soon, Stay Lucky x
  
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