Sunday, 23 April 2017

Yellow gingham crop top


Bardot Yellow Gingham Crop Top - Zara
Jeans - New Look
Daisy Choker - Zara

I thought I'd show you another one of my outfits from Barmouth today, as I don't have much other news. I really loved this outfit - the top actually reminds me of primary school dresses because it's yellow and gingham, and it looks really summery paired with the daisy choker necklace from Zara. I'm looking forward to wearing it with denim shorts when I'm on holiday, or in England when the weather warms up a bit more!


Today was just spent watching Netflix and packing to drive back up to Liverpool, to start placement again tomorrow. I only have 5 weeks left of medical school now. 5 weeks!!! I can't believe how fast the last 5 years have gone, and I'm so excited for what is ahead. I'm really looking forward to moving into a flat (yes, I will be doing a flat tour!) and start the job that I have been training for for years at medical school. It really hasn't quite sunk in how quickly it has all come round yet!


Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
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Saturday, 22 April 2017

Sailors' institute


Top - Motel
Culottes - New Look
Trainers - Primark

These photos were hastily taken on my sister's iPhone in Barmouth outside the old Sailors' Institute, whilst trying to dodge the many dogs and walkers that were on the pavement. This is an outfit that I wore for a walk with the dogs on a fairly sunny day - I also added my oversized denim jacket when the sun went behind the clouds and it got a bit cooler.

I bought this top a few weeks ago and I love it - I think it's really different with the lucky cat print and the writing down the sleeve. I also don't own many long sleeved tops, so this one seemed like a good one to add to my wardrobe. I wore it with my trusty comfy culottes and some old platform Primark trainers.


It's my last day of my week off for Easter tomorrow, so I'm going to spend it chilling out whilst eating chocolate (basically the same thing as I've done all week...).

I hope you're having a lovely weekend!
Do it for you and not them.
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

TGI Fridays Telford


TGI Fridays, Southwater Square, Southwater Way, Telford, TF3 4JG

This evening my sister and I met my friend Roxy at the Southwater development in Telford town centre for dinner, and we decided to try out the recently-opened TGI Fridays. I have never been to a TGI Fridays before, so all I knew was that it served American-style food and looked cool from the outside. As this is the first week that TGI Fridays is open in Telford, it was really busy inside and we had to wait for an hour and a quarter before we were seated. This was a bit annoying because there were lots of tables free, but apparently they didn't want to 'overload the kitchen'. Personally, I would have preferred to be seated and have to wait longer for my food, rather than wait at the bar until our table was ready.


The cocktail menu was really cool and fairly inexpensive. I decided to try a cucumber mocktail, which was really delicious and refreshing. When we were finally seated at our table, we had the chance to look through the extensive food menu. There were so many choices and they all looked so good! It's definitely the kind of place that you need to go to a few times to try all of the different options.


TGI Fridays have set menus from Monday-Friday, the cheapest starting at £9.99 for two courses, and the most expensive at £15.99 for two courses. I decided to go for the £15.99 menu, and my starter was the Jack Daniel's Sesame Chicken Strips - essentially breaded chicken coated in sesame seeds and served with a Jack Daniel's dip. They were delicious - Roxy actually had these as her main course, and I was quite jealous because they were such a good starter.


For my main I had the veggie fajitas. I was served some roasted vegetables with four wraps and three dips. They did taste really nice, but are not my favourite fajitas I've ever had, and I don't think I'd go for them again. I'd love to try the jambalaya or a burger next time I visit.


The decor inside is really cool and has lots of American paraphernalia - I love the drum lights in the photo below!


Overall, I really enjoyed my meal at TGI Fridays and would definitely visit again. I think once they have got past their teething issues, such as not filling all of the tables and not yet being able to book, it will be a great restaurant with loads of menu options and some great cocktails.
All we have is now.
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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

A weekend walk in Barmouth

After 5 days away in Wales, we got back from Barmouth this afternoon after a 2 hour drive home. I thought I would share with you some photos of our first day, when we went for a walk with the dogs. I forget how lovely Wales can be, and how lucky we are to have it right on our doorstep - it can be just as good as going abroad when the sun is shining. Barmouth is a town in north-western Wales, situated on the estuary of the River Mawddach.


So on the first day we decided to do a long-ish walk with the dogs to tire them out a bit. We walked down the harbour in Barmouth and climbed aboard a boat to cross the estuary towards Fairbourne (which only cost us £2 each). Sailing on a tiny wooden boat with the dogs was a bit of an ordeal - Labradors love swimming, so we had to keep them on short leads to make sure that they didn't jump out!


On the other side of the estuary, the views over to Barmouth were lovely.


We walked along the beach for a bit, letting the dogs splash in the water, before coming out onto a field, which still had amazing views over to Barmouth.


We eventually reached the Barmouth bridge and crossed all 0.5 miles of it, so we basically came round in a circle.


All that walking meant that it was time for an ice-cream at Knickerbockers! This is one of the best places for ice-cream ever, and definitely a must-visit if you ever go to Barmouth.


The only way I can get a decent photo of the dogs is when they're distracted by food...


I very much enjoyed having some time away with the family, but it's also nice to be back in my own bed with WiFi so that I can continue to watch 13 Reasons Why!
Go wherever you feel most alive.
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