I thought I’d put together a bit of an overview of some of my favourite things of the last few months, including some of the books I’ve managed to read in the depths of dissertation writing, but mostly the things I’ve been doing and places which I’ve been visiting. I’m so late to the party on this one, so this is going to be more of a gallery than an in-depth post! Disney/Universal/America British Museum & Odyssey Panel with Mary Beard Anniversary in Stratford and…Continue Reading “Favourites from Fall”

Earlier this month, I finally managed to get back to Florida, 15 years after my last visit. And of course I spent most of my time at the parks! We also headed out to Texas for a second week to spend time with family, which was really chilled compared to a busy week in Orlando. In Orlando, we stayed at one of the Rosen Inns on International Drive. It was super close to Universal Studios, which we had an unlimited ticket for, which worked out…Continue Reading “Holiday Catch Up – Orlando & Austin”

If you know me, or have followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that I love visiting Barcelona. I’ve been multiple times before, but just can’t stop going back! This time, Matt and I went on a super impromptu trip at about 4 days notice, and stayed for 5 nights. I’ll be honest, the following is basically just a food tour of Barcelona and some pics on the beach – enjoy! The beach: The castle: The museum: The park: Olympic Stadium: The food: Aaaaaand…Continue Reading “Ciao BCN”

In July, we spent a few days in Edinburgh, meeting up with family and friends. I was SO keen to go as I’ve never been before, and despite the fairly miserable weather, it was a fantastic trip and I’m fully in love with the city already! It actually reminds me a lot of Oxford – the old buildings, often cobbled streets, and more laidback and less busy atmosphere in comparison to other cities. Of course, it does have a much better castle than Oxford, and…Continue Reading “This is… Edinburgh”

I’m writing this on the plane home, *sob*, heading back to the UK after a week in sunny Santorini. It’s a truly beautiful island, and there’s so much to see and do, so just a few quick facts before I get into it! We went on a package holiday with Thomson, which has its pros and cons. Transfers and everything sorted, but little say over timings etc. I think for our first time visiting Santorini, it was a good idea. Were we to go again,…Continue Reading “This is… Santorini, Greece”

Holidaying in America is always disastrous for my bank account, even when you don’t consider flights, accommodation, and food. That’s because I always, always buy way too much when I’m there. Everything’s just so different, and there are so many things available that just aren’t available in the UK, so any shopping trip whilst I’m over there basically turns into a supermarket sweep (if the supermarket were a mall, obvs). You guys know that I’m mad on make-up and beauty products, so here’s an overview…Continue Reading “HUGE Beauty Haul – USA Edition”

Onto the second part of our trip across the pond! We flew on to Austin, the capital city of Texas, from Newark on the 7th. It’s a really short flight, and something I love is that the time on your ticket is almost always longer than the actual time of the flight, meaning that it’s way shorter than expected! I’ve been to Austin many many times in the past, as my grandma has been living there since I was eight. It’s genuinely one of my…Continue Reading “This is… Austin, TX”

It’s about time I got round to writing this! It’s currently a fortnight after we got back from Barcelona, and I think it’s best that I get this all down before I start forgetting things. Matt and I traveled to Barcelona from Heathrow for a week at the end of April, and despite getting sunburnt on the second day (oops!)we had a really fantastic time! Just FYI though, this was our third visit to Barcelona in four years, so we were far more interested in…Continue Reading “This is… Barcelona”

I thought it was about time that I wrote this post, as it has now unbelievably been a month since we travelled to Bled in January. I can’t believe the time has gone so quickly! These ‘This is…’ posts are going to be designed to cover both an overview of my trip, plus a travel guide-type element for any of you thinking about or planning on visiting. Over the next couple of months – before I jet off to Barcelona – I’m hoping to get…Continue Reading “This is… Bled”

As I’ve recently been away, I decided to give you guys a little peek inside my travel make up bag. As we were only flying within Europe, we only took hand luggage, which of course meant plastic bags and liquids under 100ml (urgh). I also tried to not pack duplicates, and narrowed my brushes down to just four (shocker!). Anyhow, read on to find out what’s in my travel make up bag.   These are the four brushes which I took with me. Real Techniques…Continue Reading “What’s In My Travel Make Up Bag”