Tartan is the New Black

tartan[4]- Shoes; New Look. Skirt + Top; ASOS. Bag; Zara. Necklace; this little glass shop in Venice -

Good morning! I feel as though I need to go back to the sites of all my favourite people and see what everyone’s up to, being overseas and having no routine gets you a little disconnected! Leeds is really cool so far though, the shopping is outstanding (Topshop is massive and there’s so many brands we just don’t have in Aus!), but honestly it’s the student population that has really gotten to me. Literally everyone here is your age and they’re all so nice! Our flat family has grown from 5 to 15 overnight, and meeting all these different people from all around the world has completely opened my eyes.

Slowly I’m settling in to this home away from home, and though it’s been a mix of highs and lows I can already tell that I’ll miss this when I have to leave. But for now it’s all smiles, drinking games, family dinners and lots of laughter! x
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Disneyland

disneyland8So I can now officially tell you all that Disneyland is in fact the happiest place on Earth. It’s a place where you can just relax and be a child again, and honestly if the 24/7 sound of classic Disney music doesn’t make you smile then I don’t know what would!

Unfortunately Amy and I were still totally wiped out from the Contiki experience so the edges were a little blurry ;) But some highlights include the Space Mountain rollercoaster, shopping in the Vintage Disney Boutique, enjoying retro milkshakes at midnight and, of course, the Disney Dreams show! It’s a spectacular display of fireworks and cleverly projected images (God I sound as though I work there!) that would entertain absolutely anyone of any age. I also secretly really enjoyed some of the “may frighten children” attractions like the dragon at the bottom of the castle and the haunted mansion! Haha.  x
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This Is London

london15Wow! So basically I’ve compiled the best shots of London that I took a couple of weeks ago now. London was difficult to love to be honest – it’s a stunning city with an awful lot to do, but everyone is either in a rush or a tourist, and the weather constantly looks like it’s going to rain. Regardless though it was an awesome place where Amy and I were able to find our feet after having just left Australia. We went on the London Eye, saw Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament. We also enjoyed a cruise down the river Thames, and  a super fun shopping day at Oxford st. One of my favourite mornings was spent strolling, people watching and window shopping along Bond St! At any rate I definitely cannot wait to go back, there’s still so many more places I want to see! x
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I’m Back

Woo! And I’m back! Two weeks has gone by and I honestly feel as though it’s been years. I have so many photos and moments I want to share with you guys, it’s just that being constantly on the move has left me more than a little drained. Nonetheless, I wanted to pop on here to let you know I’m not going into a complete stop, just a temporary one while I pull myself together.

Basically, Contiki was everything I ever wanted and more, some of the highlights being the family I made whilst travelling on the tour, white water rafting and paragliding in Austria, drunken conversations at 3 in the morning where we found ourselves in the most random of places (an Irish pub in the heart of Germany), my first kiss in Paris and plenty more! It was an adventure that left me both totally sleep deprived and yet somehow feeling more awake than ever!

Then it was on to Disneyland Paris which really is one of the happiest places on Earth (I type this whilst hugging my Pluto cushion and wearing my Micky Mouse PJ’s). And now here I am…. in Leeds. It’s not all been smiles though, people don’t always tell you how and up and down it is being away from home. On the one hand I want nothing more than that familiarity and routine… on the other, I can’t imagine going back there now. xxx