Thursday, 26 January 2012

Teenage Dream

Ok so like every teenager I spent most of my waking hours out with friends or in my bedroom, something I spent a LOT of time perfecting. The one think I really miss since moving out is being able to make a room my own. In the last 5 years I have had 5 bedrooms, and to be honest after leaving my room back home and having two half hearted attempts at recreating it I have fully given up trying.

The problem with student rooms, or more recently the private rented places is that there is only so much you can do, and repainting a colour of your choice is not an option. With places all being temporary it also seems a bit pointless...

This is a sneak peak of my old room. Instead of the usual baby pink for a girl, my mum did the opposite and went for baby blue. A decision I ADMIRE. I was never a pink girl, right from a young age I have loved blue. I find it such a calming and relaxing colour. I LONG for a blue room again. Sitting in my room back home is so calming and comforting.

At the age of thirteen I was allowed to re-decorate. Already beginning my rebellious phase I asked for navy blue walls. I was told No. In the end I went for a blue/lilacy colour called homecoming. I loved it as soon as I saw it and would not hesitate to use this colour again!

This is my lovely bed, although normally the bed covers were in fact my fave deep purple set which looked a lot better then these! I had fairy lights around the mirror and wardrobe and made a lot of the cushions on the bed myself. I loved No Doubt, Rooney, Nirvana and Inme (hence the posters) I also had many dream catchers, wind chimes and other trinkets dotted around and hanging from the ceiling.

Every handle of my draws were covered with my millions of bracelets and bangles. The top of the draws were covered with oil burners, incense sticks, elephants, elephants, elephants, and a few fairies.

This room now is pretty empty, but the bookcase remains filled with more teenage books then most bookshops probably sell! I cannot wait for a HOUSE with a room, one room that I can transform into my own little space! I will fill it with all things lovely. books and a big comfy sofa I think! It will be very different from my teenage bedroom, but back in the day I loved it and had a lot of fun playing around with it! Furniture was always moving, different posters on the wall each week. The one thing I always wanted though was an attic bedroom. How amazing would that be?

Here are some other bedrooms I love:


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Sail Away with Me

My addiction to Shipwrecked has returned along with the new series, any show set on a secluded island with a beach is guaranteed to attract me really! Does anyone else watch this show? We must have a good gossip about it if anyone does!

Another show I have just discovered is Vacation Vacation Vacation. I have always enjoyed Location Location Location, but this show is even better! Based on showing you budget and luxury holidays I have become a little addicted, and am very jealous of Kirsty and Phil getting paid to go to all these amazing destinations and stay there! I think I may have finally found my dream job!

I have not had a proper couples holiday since visiting Es Cana, Ibiza with my Jonny at the end of first year. It really was one of the best weeks of my life. It had everything we needed and was right on the beach. We were lucky enough to have a balcony overlooking the beach, and falling asleep to the sound of the waves was just dreamy <3

There was plenty to explore we went to the hippy market, took boat trips, watched fire dancers and spent plenty of time strolling along the beach and by the pool which we were lucky enough to have to ourselves most of the time!

 Every year we pine away for another get away but so far have not had the budget. I am hoping that this year we will have enough for a break! I have no idea where to go though! Anywhere exotic that vaguely resembles this will be fine:

Any idea's anyone?


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Amor deliria nervosa

It is no secret that one of my loves is reading. Delirium by Laren Oliver is my latest read that certainly infected me with 'amor deliria nervosa' meaning love.

Right from reading the blurb I was interested in this book as I found the plot so interesting. What if love was a disease? This book is the set in an alternate reality. A world where love is seen as a disease that must be cured.

"There was a time when love was the most important thing in the world. People would go to the end of the earth to find it. They would tell lies for it. Even kill for it. Then, at last, they found a cure."

As someone who has experienced the indescribable highs of love, that I would not in a million years ever want to give up or be without, I have also experienced the heart breaking lows of love, which make the plots 'deadly side effects of love' - loss of appetite, fixation; loss of other interests, despair, erratic behaviour etc' all quite true and believable.

The book really did have me hooked, so much so that I finished it within two days! The main character Lena is counting down the days until she will be cured, of course this all changes when she meets Alex, and hears of the world beyond the walls put up around society 'The Wilds'. Having been brought up to believe this wall is for their protection and to stop invalids, any diseased people from getting in, Lena soon begins to wonder if this divide is in fact to cage the 'cured' in.

The world created in this story is fascinating. I also found back story of Lena's childhood and her Mother - who had numerous treatments but still remained infected before ending her own life, running throughout the book equally engaging.

I was so excited to learn that this book is going to become a trilogy, the only problem is that I have to wait to find out what happens next!!