Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Retail Therapy

The weather is lovely this week but I couldn't resist buying this gorgeous coat form Zara today. Also bought another pair of high waisted jeans after my old pair had a broken zip and were a bit too short in the leg. (That's the bugger with being too tall for the petite section but a fraction too small for regular sized jeans!)

I have the navy version of this. It's waxed with a hood and removable inner waistcoat. And it's bound to keep me properly protected from the real English weather yet to come!

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Is it the weekend yet?

Not a great day today. Rog showed me this the other night, I think it's made by an ex Falmouth student. It makes me smile inside.

Monday, 19 September 2011


At the weekend I bought myself a new bike! I haven't had a (working) bike since I was about 10 so I felt like a kid at Christmas when I got it home. (That reminds me of a memory that makes me chuckle...the year I had my first bike without stabilisers was also the year my brothers received bikes too. It was Christmas day and we ran into the kitchen where 3 shiny new bikes were waiting for our extremely delighted younger selves. Ben, my brother, straight away sat on his bike in excitement only to be told that the lovely purple bike he was sitting on was in fact MINE and his was the red and yellow one next to it. Hahahhahaha GUTTED BEN.)

Anyway...I'd been looking for a nice second hand bike for agessss so when I saw this one outside the bike shop I snapped it up. I've only been on it twice though because I've been a busy bee and haven't had chance to ride it but hopefully tonight it'll get a proper thrashing, ha!

It's soooo blooodyy cute, I love it! (I got flies in my mouth riding along the canal on Saturday because  I was so smiley!)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011



Tuesday, 13 September 2011

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

The Suit - The new French Connection advert

This was the first advert in the X Factor break. Much better than that Yeo Valley ad.

French Connection UK - The Suit from paydirt on Vimeo.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Free Friday Music

LCMDF - 'Mountains'

Free to download

 LCMDF - Mountains (Skeet Skeet Remix) by The Ransom Note

Life In A Day

I got round to watching Life In A Day last night. I say got round to it, I had to turn it off half way through and save it for another night when I'm less sleepy because I was enjoying it that much. It's a brilliant concept for a film; people were asked to film their own life in a day on 24th July 2010 and upload it to youtube. The most interesting picks were then edited together to create a truly diverse and uplifting story told through the lives of thousands of people across the globe. I have no idea how it ends yet but if the first half is anything to go by it's one of the best feel good documentaries I've seen in ages.

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Waterfall Woods

On Friday night Rog and I made a spur of the moment decision to find somewhere to go wild swimming. After looking on the internet we found directions for a place called Waterfall Woods, somewhere close to the Brecon Beacons in Wales. We set off the next morning with tent, swimming stuff, dry clothes and picnic intact. Rog also had his geeky clipboard complete with directions to the waterfalls at the ready!

After almost a few hours driving we reached our destination, rain pouring down but not dampening our adventurous spirits. Donning our coats and rucksacks and feeling like a true pair of ramblers, we set off into the gated entrance of the woods following the printed instructions we had. I got excited as soon as I heard the sound of rushing water just coming from the river. Even the first shallow parts looked clear and swimmable. You know in The Goonies where they find that waterfall and go down those amazing waterslides into the secret caves and see the lost pirate ship for the first time? (Rog wouldn't, as he's never seen The Goonies and he revels in this.) Well that's what it felt for me seeing the first waterfall in those woods. Absolutely magical. Metres of cascading water hidden amongst this luscious woodland and perfectly accesible to swim in. We decided to keep going though as the notes said there was an even better swimming spots.

After a bit of a goof trek we found the 'horseshoe falls' which the notes describe as a 'fantastic set of deep forest plunge pools beneath a horseshoe-shaped waterfall.' But we kept on going and found a calmer place which didn't seem to be described in the book, a wider and more sheltered waterfall flowing into a nice, deep pool. Despite the drizzle and being drenched, the walk had warmed us up enough to swim. We got changed and I tested my feet in the water. It was absolutely bloody freeeeeezing! I like to think I can handle cold water but that was just unbearable. Even knowing we had just drove 2 or more hours, walked another hour on foot and got absolutely soaked to find this, we knew it wasn't worth getting hypothermia so very reluctantly we admitted defeat and missioned all the way back to the car arriving tired, drenched, cold and starving. We didn't bother camping in the end. Did consider sleeping in my car but just drove back home. It was most definitely worth the journey though. I think next time I return it'll be with a drysuit or at least when it's sunny.