Our Trip to Malta – Day 2 Valletta

Posted On 13/05/2013

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Our second day on this little sun drenched island and we were off to the capital city Valletta for the day.

It’s pretty safe to say we covered almost every part of the city, including finding a Marks and Spencers to buy some footsies for my poor feet.

I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves, as I took hundreds that day…

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And because I have a sixth sense for finding these little ones, I present the cats of the Upper Barrakka Gardens :

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It was a fantastic day visiting museums and just wandering around the city.

One tip is to make sure you wear proper shoes as the streets are uneven and steep.

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Response Post to Va-Voom Vintage: My Early Style

As mentioned in Brittany’s post, our sense of style is shaped and evolved by celebrities, books and movies and therefore constantly changing.

I am getting to a point now where I think I know what my personal style is, because so far it’s been a bit eclectic!

My teenage years were a bit of a rollercoaster, as I think it was for most of us!

My first year of secondary school was spent head to toe in Adidas as the townie-esque craze swept through. Then I saw this :


Oh how I wanted to be Fairuza Balk’s character Nancy, minus the insanity bit of course. And here ushered in my gothic tendencies. Non-uniform days made for amusement as I rocked up to school in black eyeshadow and lipstick.

Then this was sideswept this little lady.


I loved watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and hated not having Sky 1 so I had to wait until it came out on BBC2. I remember buying 3/4 length coats and thinking I was oh, so cool because I emulated Buffy’s style.

I think part of me wished I could have my own David Boreanaz, I had enough posters of him on my walls!

And finally, the reason behind that red hair :

engagement red

Yes, that red hair. The reason? Shirley Manson from Garbage. Version 2.0 is the album of my teenage years and I loved how cool she was and to me that equated with having amazing red hair.


I did enjoy being a redhead, but it is not worth 8 hours in the salon chair!

I (thankfully) don’t have may photos of me in my teenage years, but between these ladies and my love of Oriental clothing, I doubt I looked much like anyone else.

I’m the one with short hair and red top

And on a side note, this is not indicative of my current dress sense :

hen party

Who influenced your style and fashion?

FFGF – Taert ro Kcirt!

Given this week has been about Hurricane Sandy, I found something sweet and positive to show you all, Reverse Trick or Treat!

Have a great weekend, I have got the Monday off to finish off my Christmas shopping, so one long weekend for me!

Public Service Announcement – Academic Diaries

Posted On 23/08/2012

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I’m currently looking for a suitable academic diary and whilst wandering through Waterstones yesterday, I found this little gem


The Palgrave Student Planner is perfect for a new uni student, it doesn’t just have the usual calendar etc inside, it also has a guide to life for the student who’s away from home for the first time.

It has info on landlords, budgeting, the UK rail network, places to record your marks, tutor contact details and office hours and all sorts of other useful life skills.

To get a sneaky preview, Amazon has a Look Inside function : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Palgrave-Student-Planner-2012-2013-Skills/dp/0230362478/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345708947&sr=8-1

If you know someone who is starting University in the next few months and you want to get them a going away present, get them this Planner – it is awesome!

Please note : I am not being sponsored by this product to endorse it, this is all my own opinion


Pinning Crazy

Posted On 05/08/2012

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I’ve been going a bit mad on Pinterest this afternoon – planning out the nursery for the umpteenth time – but at least we’ve got a quote for carpet in the nursery. We’re getting there!

Anyone have any ideas I can add to the boards? http://pinterest.com/snowflakebrit/


Posted On 25/05/2012

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Some of you may have followed me over from my first blog 24 to Go.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading about my future exploits, after working my way through the list, I’m ready to keep on blogging.

This blog will cover all sorts of topics that I wanted to cover earlier; such as more of my baking, family life, things that Mr H and I get up to, holidays, as well as the bits of my list I didn’t get to finish off during the past year etc etc

For those of you who are new to me, welcome and I can’t wait to hear from you!

Writing for future posts low tech style!