Monday, 30 June 2014

Party Fun 🎉

Hi Everyone,

Here are some pictures from my birthday party. I had it at a private function room with a bar, DJ and karaoke! It was so fun and such a great time to spend with friends and family before everyone splits off to different universities.

I love my chocolate cake with me driving an F1 car with a stethoscope! 

Karaoke 
First time in a club!

Friends:
One of the twins, Laura!
Sarah, me, Hannah and Nicola
Liv and Corey
John, me, Katherine and Darnel
Me, Sarah, Ashika, Sophie, Nicola and Hannah
Me and Sophie

Family:
Cousins children: Francesca and Harrison
With my cousins daughter, Niamh
Dad's girlfriend, Karen, Me, cousin's son, Yousef and cousin Nicky
Me with Uncle David, Aunty Sarah and cousin Charlotte
Great Aunty Rachel and cousin Matthew
Great Uncle Norman and cousin Tim

Thank you for reading.

Stay tuned! Hannah xxx

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Update.

Hi Everyone,

Quick update.

As it's now the summer I'm now going to be aiming to do 2 weekly blog posts. One will be a diary type entry and the other will be a personal thing as I have been doing :)

For example, this week I am writing a diary post about my birthday and then a birthday haul post later.

Most probably will be Monday's and Wednesday's 09.00AM GMT :)

Hope you like! If you have any ideas or suggestions don't hesitate to contact me.

Stay tuned! Hannah xxx


Friday, 27 June 2014

I'm An Adult

Hi Everyone,

So last Monday I celebrated by 18th birthday in style...doing a Maths C3 exam paper. Oh the joys of a student life.

However, on the plus side, I had my last A level exam ever. I am officially no longer a college student and I am ready to start a long 3 month holiday.

Can you tell I'm happy?!? 
So for my actual birthday I did have a slight break from revision.

How big is that cookie from my gorgeous Aunt-in-law
I got a lot of presents from family for university. I love my new sandwich press!

My aunt got me a necklace with pearls on that are my birth stones and my older sisters got me some beautiful flowers.

I am going to be doing a birthday present haul when I have a moment so sorry for the delay. I will be going into more detail later.

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Stay tuned! Hannah xxx

Monday, 23 June 2014

Summer Haul

Hi Everyone,

I have a secret confession... I hate shopping!

Unlike most girls the thought of shopping makes me cringe. I rarely go shopping, so most of my clothes are pretty old. However, when I do, it's to one of two shops: Dorothy Perkins or ASDA! Now I know what you're all thinking: "ASDA!?" But they actually have some really nice clothes and when you go twice a week, it's really easy to take clothes back and have a quick glimpse around when doing the food shop. Plus, I can only take shopping in small amounts :')

Here are some of the clothes I have got most recently, ready for summer!

I have completely fallen in love with these tops. You know when you see something and you know you'll be living in it for the foreseeable future? Well this top is like that. So much so I ended up buying 2! One in white and one in purple :) It's super comfy. It's has a gorgeous satin underlay and a lace pattern over the top. For summer it's perfect because it's really loose fitting and so keeps you from sweating! One slight dislike is that the lace does pull, it catches on bracelets so you do have to be careful.


For lounging around the house in the garden or to shove over your swimming costume around the pool, this is super easy to fling on and off. It's a really flattering dress and clinches in on the waist, as it's elasticated. I love the heart design on it, the England flag = cute!

I was looking for a dress for my birthday party and I came across this. Now usually I'm not one for fitted clothes but this dress surprisingly works for me. The coral-coloured belt nicely breaks up the two colours and I then tie it in with my jewellery and shoes :) 

I don't know if you've noticed but I tend to steer more towards darker clothes. I lived in my black maxi dress on holiday last year and when I saw this I thought I would try brightening up my wardrobe ready for Summer. It is a pretty simple Textured Maxi Dress and it has a zip at the back. I love this look with chunky jewellery and with a tan this colour will pop! 

I hope you've enjoyed this post! I am definitely not a fashionista nor do I claim to be fashionable. But this just shows you can get good quality clothes on a budget!

Share your favourite clothes shops below! One shop I do really like the look of is Forever 21 but unfortunately there are none in the UK! :(

Stay tuned! Hannah xxx

Monday, 16 June 2014

It's My Birthday!

Hi Everyone,


So today is my birthday! Happy birthday to me!

Oh my gosh... I cannot believe that I am now officially an adult! It seems so weird saying that. I think until my generation have kids, to the family I always will be "the child". But I can still use the excuse to my parents, "You can't boss me around, I'm an adult!" ;)

I thought I would celebrate my 18th birthday by looking at some of my old birthdays and birthday parties! And maybe share some of my stories along the way ;)

This is from my 2nd birthday! Wasn't I cute? We went to Ireland to visit my mum's friends who moved out there and they turned around for a second and turned back to this...

My 8th birthday ended up being a makeover party. My mum had just graduated from beautician school and so she had all the equipment needed. It was everyone's first time wearing make-up and I remember feeling so grown up. We also had an adventure playground area in the garden and the girl holding the teddies managed to get strangled with a skipping rope when going down the slide. My mum felt terrible but luckily, Katie's mum and her were (and still are) really close and my dad's a doctor so it all went okay. If anything Katie was embarrassed because she didn't tell anyone! Bless her :'( 

For my 9th birthday I went out with a group of friends to the local chinese. My aunt makes the best chocolate cake and Flakes are my favourite :)


A year later for my 10th birthday, I had my favourite type of party. I am lucky enough to have a pretty big garden and my birthday is in the summer, so it's warm. I had a friends party in the afternoon and then a family BBQ in the evening but keeping the same activities. This slide was one of my favourites and we even got the 'oldies' to go on, ha! For the brave people who fancied going in the paddling pool, they had fun diving in! I really miss parties like these, where you invite your entire class, before everyone splits off into groups.

My 11th birthday party consisted of yet another big party! I am love big, sociable events :') I had become addicted to a Mexican restaurant called Chiquito's and they had hundreds of piñatas and so I begged my mother to get me one! She did! ;)

My parents then got divorced and unfortunately my mother didn't take pictures. That was my dad's job. But every year I had a family BBQ which I loved, with about 50 people attending. 

By my 15th birthday, my dad had finally bought me my first camera and so I was able to start taking my own pictures. We went to my favourite - and still is - restaurant, Valentino's. I am a very fussy eater but my favourite meal is pizza; I would eat it every day if I could! We then went back to my house for a sleepover and to watch movies.

16th: I had a friends party on the Saturday night, with everyone over. Prom was a week away so I had a trial run of my make-up and hair. I loved my make-up but it took me a while to get used to it because it was the first time I had ever worn proper make-up. The hair was a little bit more curly than I wanted it but I wanted to see how it would hold. To explain the creepy picture of me with the painting: I somehow managed to convince all my friends that I painted it. If you saw my art, you would see how amazing that is!

Surprise, surprise...the next Sunday I had the traditional family BBQ! I had just had highlights put in my hair for prom and my hair looks super light in the conservatory. The cake was from Costco, aka MASSIVE! 


Last year, for my 17th, I just had a small get-together with some girl friends after college. We just had a chilled afternoon so only got a few pictures of presents. As usual, I was spoiled with lovely gifts from everyone. 

This year is going to be my biggest party yet! I am having a party with both sides of my family and friends, at the same time! The most exciting part is that my cousin who lives in Kuwait is able to make it! I will post pictures in the coming weeks! 

Sorry for the really long post but in my defence, most of it is pictures. If you like these throwback posts, like or comment below and I shall get writing! 

Stay tuned! Hannah xxx