Sunday, 22 March 2015

Happiness this week is... #36

Successfully cloning the protein RAR-gamma in the lab this week! I had been so nervous about it but it ended up being the best thing! Kinda sad it's over but I feel more confident in my practical skills now too.

As well as successfully doing the work, the lab was so enjoyable cos all my course were there. It meant we could all catch up and even get to know other people better, we ended up all having a good laugh!

Blue skies! Which came three hours after the damn eclipse. Did anyone get a good glimpse of it? We saw nothing, it just got a little darker then a little lighter again.

Great deep conversations about the universe and maths and space-time and theories and right and wrong... the conversations I have with a couple of my friends get so deep into things we think could be possible. It's one of the reasons why I love science, it's so unlimited, we can imagine what we think could be right using what we already know and the things we can imagine with this are pretty amazing!

Being able to talk to friends about how I'm feeling at the moment and re-connecting with different people.

I hope you haven't totally lost interest in reading this blog, I know I'm not posting regularly enough or interacting enough, just know I am thinking of yous! And trying to keep up with your blogs! I'm gonna take a short break this week, I'm not feeling very well at the moment but hopefully a weeks break will do good :) lots of love xoxo

Thursday, 19 March 2015

OOTD || pastels & white

hat - I have no idea || sweater - charity shop || sudoku leggings - black milk clothing (not available anymore)
converse - some outlet in Florida
I actually had these photos taken ages ago but couldn't post them at the time 'cos the outfit post before was basically the same but different leggings. Obviously I live in this sweater. I'm actually wearing this outfit right now haha, which is such a coincidence! The sweater is the comfiest and it was only £2! The leggings were my sister's but she gave them to me now, yayayay! You guys know how much I love my leggings ;) and black milk! The sweater is long enough to wear over these and cover my bum as well, unforch, being white, these leggings are the teensiest bit see through if you're wearing coloured or dark pants.
You can't actually see but each shoe is slightly different to the other. The converse logo is slightly different on each so I must have got one from two different styles, oops. No one notices though. And still mostly white, they do have splatters of pink and green/yellow neon paint on them from a paint party I went to during freshers' week this year! I got drowned in neon paint, I was actually dripping. And now every time I wear these shoes I'm reminded of good times :) 

Does anyone else get super attached to their clothes/stuff? I find lots of my stuff has stories or memories attached to them and so I feel attached to the thing... please tell me I'm normal... 

Monday, 16 March 2015

Happiness this week is... #35

A few days off uni this week, actually four, I've had no lectures since Monday! I thought it'd give me the chance to start a revision plan but also relax...not so much but at least the days off meant I could sleep and recover from another migraine!

A seriously needed catch up with a seriously good friend. She cooked me a great dinner and we basically sat in the same spots from 9pm to 4.30am! Clearly we had a lot of ground to cover! 

Getting into another new series, Once Upon a Time. But of a strange twist on a bunch of classic fairy tales but I love how they adapt the story to fit with new characters and so that they can intertwine all the fairy tales.

My mam, dad, and sister came down to Portsmouth for Mother's Day (Sunday 15th March) to go out for pizza! We went to pizza express which is my fave! Then we went for quite a long walk along the seafront and I showed my parents a few places, like hot walls, where I used to go with friends last summer. It's a bit cold now to spend a day at the beach!




Being ridiculous posing for photos.
Despite it being Mother's Day and us giving our mam a few gifts, she brought down a huuge stack of New Scientist magazines and National Geographics for me! I've already read one article called The War on Science, I wish it was online so I could share it! Goddamn real printed magazines.

How are all of you? I'm shattered so here are more photos than writing! Link me to your latest post and I'll go read and comment, I'm so far behind on catching up with everyone's blogs but I'm trying to still comment now and then :) xo


Friday, 13 March 2015

5 Places I Want to Revisit

1. Florida
I am going back to Florida with my family this year! Squueee! Much excitement! Click here for photos from last time! I wasn't so keen on Disney but I loved Universal and I can't wait to see the new Harry Potter section which has been added since I went the first time. Highlights: everything Harry Potter obvs and the restaurant called Mythos in Universal (the salmon is fab, and it's one of the only places I could find decent food).

2. Menorca
Unfortunately I don't really remember Menorca. I don't even remember what part we went to or where we stayed. We went something like seven times?! Every year, to the same resort! They knew us pretty well there haha. My housemate has been there too and remembers it well and was telling me I should go again, so I really would like to, according to her it's beautiful! Highlights (of what I can remember): delicious coffee ice cream oh my stars and possibly the hottest sun I've been under.

3. Madrid, Spain
I went to Madrid on a school trip for Art quite a few years ago in October so it was a bit chilly, we visited lots of galleries, and parks. We also visited markets and were allowed quite a bit of freedom to roam around the area. I'd love to go again with friends or family to explore more and further from the area surrounding the hostel we stayed in. Highlights: some of the friendliest people (despite the hand bag snatchers trying to literally rooting through my friends bag as it was sat next to her in a cafe!) served us in the restaurants and I loved visiting the art galleries in a new country (although the staff at some of the galleries were not nice at all).
We also took a coach to Toledo which I always forget I visited!

4. Paris, France
I know this isn't Paris but I couldn't find a photo from when I was there, so here is a photo I took in Bordeaux...
Am I allowed to say Bordeaux as well and add it into my little trip? I loved Bordeaux so so much, it's one of my favourite places! I would choose to visit Paris again over Bordeaux though 'cos I can hardly remember Paris and because I went with my school when I was 11 we obvs had to go everywhere with the teacher. Highlights were: meeting David Hasslehof on the Eiffel Tower and Park Asterix.

5. New York
Where do I even start?! New York is just a dream! I went for my 18th birthday with my mam in the summer holidays for a few days. We went to the top of the Empire State building, despite everyone telling us to skip cos the queues are huge (we barely queued and bought tickets when we got there), strolled around Central Park, shopped, went to Times Square and saw Lion King, and tried to get our head around the restaurants. I want to go back and do museums and art galleries, and Brooklyn! We only did a bus tour of Brooklyn, and of Chinatown, I wanna visit there too! Highlights: how easy it is to find your way around! I have never felt so secure in a city to be honest, walking home alone at night with my mam I felt a lot safer than I thought I would, and seeing The Lion King, something I've always wanted to see in a big theatre.

Have you visited any of these places? What did you think of them and what were your highlights? Anywhere you'd like to visit again? Tell me in the comments, the sun is inspiring me to think of travelling! xo