Friday, 29 May 2009

isn't life just kind of better when it's warm?
scraped knees, bare legs, plaits & dirty shoes.
hello summer,
missed you :) ♥

top: matalan
shorts: dorothy perkins, 2 years ago
shoes: matalan
necklace: ebay

(2 outfit posts in 2 days?! madness!)

Thursday, 28 May 2009

hello :D
today was spent with My Boyfriend the Excellent, doing lots & lots of revising, obviously (erm..)
we also went for a walk in the woods, which was very nice :) the weather's wasn't warm or cold, but it was just about right.
i hope it warms up again soon though -- i'm trying to get used to hot weather before i go on holiday to jamaica!
eeee :D i'm very excited. it's all booked!

since i last did a proper sort of photos post, i've had two exams,
english literature & classical civilisations!
english went okay (i think - i hope!), but classics was by faaaar the most difficult exam i've ever done.
i'd rather do another maths exam than do that one again!
& i really, really hate maths.
still, history & philosophy to look forward to now! hurrah!
what've you all been up to? :) ♥

jumper: h&m
shorts: peacocks, i think?
tights: new look
necklace: accessorize

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

this is not the sort of post i usually do, but i am so ridiculously inspired by these annabel mehran photographs i couldn't not share :)

summer summer summer, please look like this :(

Saturday, 23 May 2009

tagged! ♥

8 things I'm looking forward to:
1) Jamaica! eeee :D
4) finishing exams.
5) exam results day (erm, sort of).
6) my birthday!
7) pre-birthday trip to the zoo :D
8) Christmas. I am in a permanent state of being excited about christmas.

8 Things I did yesterday
1) the most horrible awful terrible exam of my life. eww, classics.
2) read 'looking for alaska'.
3) stayed up really late reading 'looking for alaska'.
4) revised classics. um. sort of.
5) plaited my hair (this is exciting).
6) made my boyfriend drive me home :D
8) had milk and oreos for the first time ever. incredible.

8 Things I Wish I could do
1) art.
2) maths
3) fly
4) not worry.
5) go to hogwarts
6) travel in time and space
7) write books
8) nothing, but still have loads of money :D

8 Things I watched recently
1) pans labyrinth, which i didn't really like all that much.
2) coraline, which was baaaad.
3) QI
4) narnia (♥)
5) merlin
6) o brother where art thou
7) legally blondes
8) queer as folk

8 Things I Love
1) :D
2) comedy
3) books books books, a thousand times books :)
4) poetry
5) music (specifically, jeff buckley, the libertines, bon iver, rufus wainwright, damien rice, etc etc..)
6) nature
7) chocolate milk
8) art

Tag 8 people
1) Lindsey
2) Daisychain
3) Muchlove
4) Gracie
5,6,7,8) Anybody else! :)

Saturday, 16 May 2009

how to revise ♥

so as you all know, seeing as it's all i ever post about, i have exams really soon! in precisely 3 days, actually! so of course i am doing the most sensible thing possible in a situation like this -- blogging. :D

make sure you have a clean & tidy revision space to work in - and work where you feel is best. for me it's my bedroom floor :D but see what works for you! my advice is to make sure it's somewhere near a window, for some kind of natural light, in a place that's relatively quiet. :)

i like revising with the radio on! i can't listen to music or be watching TV/film or anything when i'm revising, but things like podcasts/radio can be great for background noise (so you don't go insane!).

my favourite bit! revision foooood :D this acts as a great incentive to work! plus it's helpful to pick away at bits & pieces when you're trawling through notes as it prevents you from getting bored, AND (science!!) chewing stimulates your brain so you can work more efficiently, for longer :D

make a colour-coded revision checklist, so you can fill in what you've done, and what you've left to do. i've also got the dates of my exams on mine, which 1) makes sure i don't forget, and 2) means that i know what needs doing first!

buy nice stationary! having pretty things around you makes you feel better about yourself & your work, and nice colour coded things makes sure that you don't get lazy and sloppy - which are bad things to be when revising!

make sure that all your notes for your subjects/modules/whatevers, are clearly divided up. again, mine are colour coded :D make sure they are kept labelled, organised, and stored somewhere SAFE.

reading essays is great! particularly for subjects like english literature or history or whatever, where scholarly interpretations are important to include in exams. plus you can steal lines, heehee! :D

and stick little stars by the lines that are most important :)

and finally, do some practice exam questions! time yourself to ensure that you have a good grip on what you're gonna have to do in the time allocated -- which is always horribly harsh. also, if you're like me and you write crazy fast in exams, make sure that you take time to sloooooowww down, so that your handwriting is actually legible! :D

and there you go! i hope that was of some use to a few of you :)
now, if only i could stick to my own advice... ♥

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

this morning, before cracking down to some revision, i took my dog for a walk :) it was so lovely in the early morning light, & although i missed the main part of the fleeting bluebell season, there were still plenty around to take lots of photos in!
you should also know that it was freeeezing cold! but i braved it for you guys. aren't you lucky? :D

cardigan: ban
dress & tights: topshop

p.s, there's a couple extra photos on my flickr! check it out! :)

Sunday, 10 May 2009

back to revision for me, you guys!
i've done nothing but read & revise seamus heaney literary critique today (fun times), and i'm so so so busy that i'm not going to have a chance to reply to your lovely comments. but honestly, i am so so so grateful, and so so so lucky. you're all lovely, & i'll do it ASAP!

unfortunately, business means no new blog posts for a while (I expect), unless i end up doing a 'how to revise' one, which I might.

in the mean time... vlog! yaaay!

p.s. i have twitter! follow me! :)

Thursday, 7 May 2009

1. A picture of yourself, in your room.

2. A picture with someone you don't actually like.

3. A picture of you on your birthday.

4. A picture of you when you were younger.

5. A picture of you in one of your favourite outfits.

6. A picture of you making a goofy face.

7. A picture that you miiiight have edited to make yourself look more attractive.

(so old! i don't even own photo-editing software any more.)

8. A picture of a night you regret.

9. A picture of you truly being yourself.


10. The most recent picture of you.

11. A picture of you being absolutely ridiculous.

(i just get sexier & sexier.)

12. A picture of you showing off something new.

13. A picture of a time in your life that's over, but you wish it weren't.

14. A picture of a time in your life that's over, and you're so glad it is.

(just because i was really ill when i took this!)

15. A picture of you when you were anything BUT happy.

(note the bleach blonde hair!!)

16. A picture of you that you had no idea was being taken.

17. A picture of you when you were a different person to who you are now.

(...i just have different hair. this was hard!!)

18. A picture of you with someone you love.

19. A picture of how you'd like the world to see you.

20. A picture that describes how you'd like to spend every day.

21. A picture of a time when everything was changing.

22. A picture that makes your heart hurt.

(missss her.)

23. A picture that makes your heart smile.

24. A picture of one of the best days/nights of your life.

(both 23 & 24 were from the same day - the last day of school! it was the most gorgeous day. we finished compulsary education & had this big great glorious summer stretched out in front of us, the fair was in town which was so much fun, we played in the river - with disastrous consequences! - and it was just the most wonderful of days. everybody was so nice, and so happy, and it really could not have been more perfect. and it was exactly a year ago, now! crazy days.)

25. And finally, your very most favourite picture of you.

:) ♥