Sunday, 23 December 2012

Advice to my teenage self TAG

Hola :) I've asked for Miranda Hart's book - Is it just me? for christmas and the idea of the book is that she's giving her 18year old self some advice! I thought I'd do the same and came across this tag! It's not specific to being 18, that was just a couple years ago for me! So I'm aiming for Bryony aged 11-18! Enjoy :) 

3 makeup/fashion DOs for your teenage self - This one was super-duper hard!!! 
* Leave your hair naturally curly, it suits you and in a few years it will be more 'kinked' than curled! You'll be trying to make a curly, believe me. 

* Do wear mascara everyday! It seriously changes the way your face looks and stops you looking like you just rolled out of bed. It also frames your green eyes which you love in the future btw! 

* Uniform - Roll your school skirt up starting from year7. Below the knee lengths do not suit you and an older student will tell you so! She'll also unbutton your blazer and say you look silly! You know the length I mean though, no-one wants to see your 'Britney'!!! Do wear 2 pairs of tights even though mum says its a silly idea, they're warm, and shape your legs nicely. You will get comments on them ;) 

3 makeup/fashion DON'Ts for your teenage self -
Don't buy them coloured jeans you only wore once! They weren't flattering and didn't suit you. Don't make the extra trip back to Primark to change the size, they weren't worth it! Pale yellow, Really????

* Don't attempt to dye your hair a darker brown, you're allergic to the dye and will swell up like an ugly hamster. Stay natural, at least until you go grey!! 

* Don't straighten your hair everyday, it causes a lot of damage and years to finally have healthy hair again! 

A deep and meaningful piece of advice for your teenage self - 
I know you worry about people looking at your birthmark and thinking negative things about you because of it. It's not important and in a few years time (when you're 18 to be exact) you will find someone who loves everything about you, including your birthmark, and he'll tell you this on many occasions! Not everyone is as immature and shallow as the boys at school and will like you for more than your popularity status, your willingness to 'link up' with them, the pictures of your arse cheeks on myspace (old school!!) and how you look. There are gentlemen out there, just wait a little longer. I promise you it's worth it <3 

1 tip for school - 
Remember the ONE time you & Emma were rebels and refused to take part in triple English one day and bunked off the last lesson? Yeah, don't spend it in the library!!!! Miss 

Oakley will see you after & won't believe you both had appointments!!! 

2007 - Still BFF <3 

1 tip for friends - 
You can't trust all your friends so don't take what some of them say too seriously. When you grow up a little and get more experience in the big bad world the silly little girls from school who lived and breathed drama will have nothing, and you'll be in university with the same amazing friends that you've grown up with and you'll be able to chuckle in their faces. It will be worth it!! It's not important to be popular, it's important to have a small group of friends who you really trust. You still have them amazing friends now :)  

1 tip for fun - 
Don't worry about what other people are thinking about you. Just have fun and enjoy being a teenager before you have to grow up!! Life's too short! Enjoy your friends, family & life. Keep smiling because I can tell you when you're nearly 21, you are a very happy girl!!!!! No more spoilers younger me ;) 

Merry Christmas Bloggers!! And a Happy New Year!!! :) 

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Our romantic trip to Scotland!

I thought I'd write a more personal post for you on this winter evening!
 I currently have 'The power of love' by Gabrielle Aplin playing, eating a blueberry muffin and drinking a hot chocolate! I'm feeling very wintery! 

I spent the last weekend (Thursday - Monday) in Lossiemouth which is in North Scotland, very far north may I add!!! My boyfriend Harvey was posted up there with the RAF and I went to visit him.

It was a seriously lovely weekend and I was so pleased to see him after 6 weeks apart! The weather stayed nice for us and we just had a genuinely perfect weekend together! I thought I'd blog some of the photos we took & let you know what we got up to :)

I arrived at lunchtime where Harvey met me on the platform for a movie-like reunion! We went back to base for some lunch & 6weeks worth of cuddles! Harvey then had to work his last night shift of the week. He left at 4.15pm and I stayed in his room to chillax after my long day and 4am start. I wasn't expecting him back until at least 2am but when his squadron found out his 'Mrs' was here they sent him home at 11.00pm which was so amazing! We drank tea in bed like a little old couple and it was perfect!! 

We had a little lie in after both squeezing into a single bed the night before and sleeping really badly! We then took a drive to Inverness, a town about 1hour 20min away from his base. We had booked a little hotel along the river with a 10 minute walk into town! We checked into the hotel at around 3pm and decided to stay in that night as it would be dark soon & we wanted some us time! We watched TV, had a bubblebath & just spent some much needed time together! When dinner time came we decided to be chubby and order a Dominos! Unsure of Hotel policy we thought we should sneak it in! We collected it from outside, hid it under Harveys coat and in we came. Of course there were lots of staff gathering at the reception having an evening chat, including the hotel chef, who saw the box poking out. Typical! We later realised there were cameras outside so they saw the whole thing anyway! DOH! We watched The Dark Knight Rises in bed, a film we both have a major weak spot for! Oh that Bane, yes please! We also watched John Bishops new DVD which has me laughing like a normal person and Harvey with tears streaming into his little cheek dimples! It's the little things... Then sleep took over us! 

The Lochness. 
Picture Perfect <3 

We decided to go hunting. Not real hunting silly!! You can't go that far up north and not visit the LochNess!!! We drove there, it took about an hour! It was such a lovely drive with lots of scenery, plus the amazing singing & dancing (Ahem) of me in the car. Oh Harvey is a lucky chap! We ended up going passed the 'car-park' as we didn't realise it was literally a passing place on the side of the road! When we eventually found it we went down a small path that lead to a stone beach, silent and empty. It was perfect, like a picture on a postcard!! We walked along the beach, threw stones in the icy water, which my pinky finger tested btw! It was ridiculously cold! Then just sat talking, laughing & kissing on a rather cold log, my bottom wasn't happy but it was worth it! We drove back to Inverness where we parked our bottoms in bed with a cup of tea before going for a wander around the shops! We opted for a turkish restaurant for dinner! We enjoyed the food but my lamb was a bit too far on the spicy side! They also charged us £9 for a lemonade and a coke! Barbaric! Lovely evening out though! Then back to the hotel to watch some TV and have a hot bath. 

West Beach 
Cuddles <3 

Being brave little love birds 
After a nasty wake up from Harveys chirpy bird alarm we got up and ready to check-out. We drove back to base which seemed to take half the time the journey there took! We changed into 'I don't care about them' shoes and headed off West beach. It was such a lovely day! Blue skies, lots of couples and families, lots of dogs, all walking and playing happily! Unfortunately the tide was in so we had to walk along the top of the beach in the long grass. The trails aren't set out its just a case of follow the grass that looks flat-ish! It was so much fun though, we ran, laughed, got lost, took photos, filmed ourselves being silly (including me hiding in a bush from Harvey when he thought I was stranded on top of a high ledge and went to find another way down for me. Hero or fool? Muahaha). We ended up walking around 6miles and the sea air really knocked us out!! It was so lovely though and we laughed the whole 6miles! It's little things like that that make you appreciate someone and how happy they make you. We walked all the way down the beach to the light house. It was so beautiful with the sun starting to go down around it. Very romantic. 

The light house in the sunset 

Travelling home on Monday was both long winded and not wanted as I didn't want to leave Harvey! It started at 7.20am. The simplest way I can put this is to use a timeline. Yes, like I'm in primary school! 

7.20 - Harvey dropped me at Elgin station.
7.50 - Train to Inverness town.
9.15 - Bus to Inverness airport.
10.50 - Scheduled flight home.
11.15 - Find out flight is delayed.
12.30 - Board flight and get stuck sitting next to 2guys banging on about how they can't wait to buy a beer when we're in the air. 
2.00 - Plane lands at London Gatwick.
2.15 - Shuttle to south terminal/ Gatwick station.
2.53 - Train from Gatwick station to London Bridge.
3.30 - Underground from London bridge to East Finchley station.
4.15 - Dad picks me up and takes me home.
4.45 - Pick up my little car then drive to mums.
5.00 - Finally arrive home properly to be greeted loudly by Bobby & Bella!

Longest. Day. Ever!! 

It was well worth it though and I'll treasure these memories forever!! 

Thanks for reading :)