Happy Days!

So, popped into Southampton today, and decided to google up vintage clothes shops in the area. For those I haven’t informed yet, I have decided to venture into the world of vintage fashion, and return to a time when clothes were pretty and classy, and made you look sexy without showing off all your flesh.

After trekking through the high street, we finally found Beatnik Emporium, a small store dedicated to selling and hiring out vintage and fancy dress clothes. It was rather worth it, as I managed to spend £25 on their sales rack dresses, purchasing three lovely summer/autumn dresses. I shall wear one of them tomorrow. In the meantime, a drink will be very much enjoyed!

It’s Beginning to Sink in Now…

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As I start waiting to get my university welcome pack with my formal invitation to the early moving up, I thought I would do some preparing.

I love books, it is something about them that is almost comforting to me. So when I found these bad boys in Waterstones, I knew I had to purchase them!

The Study Skills one, which is the massive orange one, is basically the academic survival guide, whilst the other two books are more about surviving student life in general. They all have pride of place on my bookcase (yes, it finally arrived yesterday afternoon!) And I can’t wait to curl up with them prior to university.

So, it is beginning to sink in that I am moving away. Last night was the Mary Rose Annual BBQ, and my friend Dan and I were sat drinking wine, ale and lemon lager and nattering about the good old days at college. We chuckled at the fact that the ‘oh, we are the best filmmakers in the whole college, we shall win all the Film Festival awards and be so much more superior and successful than you mere mortals’ guys are off to Portsmouth University, whilst we are off to two very good courses for our fields of study, and laughed at their soon to be broken dreams. Mean? No! We shall never see those guys again, so we could bitch to our heart’s content! But it is mad to think that last night would be the last one in which I would spend time out of work with my collegues, and that I leave Hampshire for three years, for Bath, whilst Dan is off to London. We have both agreed to keep in touch, an  to visit each other in our prospective towns, which will be fab!

I’ve also started to put all my useful and important paperwork together, including my Student Finance, UCAS and university letters into a box. I also popped my passport form in there, and when I next get some money, the first thing to do will be to apply for my new passport. Yay… I need the passport though, as it is ID, and I can’t open a student bank account without one. Bah.

I even had a packup of nearly all my clothes, which was depressing, as I realized that nearly two years of a wardrobe fitted into three suitcases, and that I still have more out. I also remembered that I have a bonnet to transport, so will need to find a suitable hat box to pack it into so it doesn’t get ruined. I also need to find a suitable outfit for the Jane Austen Festival on 14th September as I don’t own a dress…

It’s daunting, but it is exciting, so I can’t wait! September can’t come quick enough!

Catch Up Time!

So, I thought that a catch up post is well in order. I wanted to not do many of these on this blog, as I made that mistake before, and lost views/followers. But this blog needs a weekly touch down, so you guys don’t end up being convinced that I’ve fallen into a rather suspicious looking rabbit hole or anything…

Anywayc catch up. This past week has been interesting. Monday was same old, same old. Tuesday I was at work, where I had a nasty experience involving graffiti/vandalism and near dismissal, so not great. Wednesday was quiet. Other than my counselling session. Yes, I have a counsellor, don’t be so shocked! Due to the naff stuff that took place in my past, I’ve decided that in order for me to get some new perspective on life and leave the past shite behind, that I’ll go for a few sessions in order to get it all off my chest, seriously, baggage to university? Would much rather not. Thursday I went to see Monsters University with Josh, and it was a lovely little date (first cinema date in ages, and Josh was sensible enough to keep shushed!). Friday was a trip to the Apple store for my sister in law to purchase a wireless keyboard for her iPad. Saturday was the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, a wonderful event to raise a spot of money for local kids with cystic fibrosis. I took lots of photos, but as they were on Josh’s phone, I can’t do my promotional post on it until he emails them to me (Josh, I know you read this blog, you have my email address), so look out for that. I also went to one of Josh’s friend’s 18th birthday, and I debuted my brand new Topshop dress, what do you lot think?

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I think I scrub up alright! Would of been better in contact lenses, but I lost my pot at camp, and had to bin my lenses. Sunday was a pajama day, simply because I overslept, and ended up not going into work. Today was quiet, although I got to pop into town on my way home from Josh’s, whilst Waterstones was quiet, and picked up a couple of new books (will I ever learn?)

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Here they are! The pink one is Evelina, by Francee Burney, the writer who inspired Austen herself to put pen to paper. It’s a novel of letters, which is a different way, a very voyeuristic way of telling a story, and I  am enjoying the experience. The other book, Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell, is a darker tale of how personal tragedy can awaken you to darker injustice. I haven’t started it yet, but will get to it after I’ve finished Evelina.

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However, I did clear out my wardrobe, and this bag is full of clothes to donate to the charity shop! My wardrobe of casual wear now looks like this:

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I sorted them into garments as well, so it will be easier to pick out an outfit!

Only downside was when I unpacked my suitcase, and, discovered, to my horror, that this slipped into my clothes…

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Josh, I do know you sometimes read this blog, and now would be a good time to get hold of me! This is your drama shirt!

And, on that note, I hope you all had a good week/weekend, and hopefully this blog should get updated more often in the next week, including rebooting the blog challenge and more of The World According To Fred!

Until then x