Sunday, 10 July 2011

Updates! (picture heavy)

So, after being absent for so long, I'm going to give everyone a little update on what's been going on in my life!  Obviously, this is just the happy, breezy stuff, there's been a lot of hard work too!  As you can tell, I haven't really gone out very much since November! Here we go:

 Dress: Next outlet; Shoes: Primark; Belt: don't remember; all jewellery & my bag (not pictured): Accessorize

This night in March was our annual music ball.  Last year was one of the best nights of the year, and this year's was also magnificent!  My best friend and I started getting ready in the afternoon, a friend came over and we did her hair, we drank champagne, it was amazing! Already looking forward to next year!

Dress: TK Maxx; Belt: Sainsbury's; Necklace: Accessorize; Random black cardi

This was the night when I dressed up as the green fairy.  I didn't manage to get a closeup of the make up that I did, but it was big on the green eyeshadow!

Dresses in both pictures: Primark (they're actually the same dress in 2 different colours!)

I also did a tango show with my dancing friends in various places along the south coast (Portsmouth, Bracknell, Guildford & Winchester) through April and May, and had a ball! The first picture above was our poster and we did a little posing session after!  The second picture is me with my godfather Dino (who introduced me to tango 7 years ago) and one of my closest friends Shen.  We all still had some of our stage makeup on, so we look a bit scary!

Dress: Primark (honestly, I don't own as much Primark as it seems!); Jacket: H&M; Shoes: M&S; Bag: New Look

This was the day the my best friend and I did a tourists' guide to London...she'd never been before so I showed her the sights: Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the various museums, Oxford St, Notting Hill etc etc!

Dress: Patricia Field for M&S; Belt: Came with a dress from H&M; Shoes: Primark

Again, my best friend and I went out for a little Thursday night r&r...turns out Thursdays are rubbish in Guildford...anyway, I find that most of the time the dressing up for a night out is half the fun!

For the music geeks amongst us...this is me with pianist Nikolai Demidenko (a hero of mine) and the first violinist of the Borodin Quartet, when they came to perform at Surrey recently.  I was managing the concert, so got to have a few chats with them all about their musicianship etc.  It was amazing!

This weekend has also been pretty busy!  But I've finished uni now for the summer, so it's ok to not do too much work... yesterday my friends abseiled down the Spinnaker tower in Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, so we went to support them.  It was a lovely sunny day after the horrid rainy week we've been having, so it was a welcome change.  In the first picture you can just see the little 'diving board' they had to start at...350 feet! I think they were very brave, and they did it for charity - the Stroke Association.  Lovely they did such things in a good cause!  And finally, I went to London today, but didn't want to not take any photos, so here's a pretty one from Covent Garden...I just liked the way the fire escape looked on the side of the building...random, sorry!

Hope you're all ok, and I'm really looking forward to catching up with all your blogs properly soon :)

Currently: watching the Popstar to Operastar final...I know. Guilty pleasure, but anything that gets opera to the masses gets my approval!


  1. SO happy to see you back :D I love these photos and you look absolutely lovely in all of them :)

    Maria xxx

  2. Wow, it sounds like you've had an incredibly busy past few months! Glad you're blogging again, though!