Friday, 25 January 2013

The Story of Milly Moo

During my final year of University, for the first time since leaving home I was finally in accommodation where having a pet became possible. Me and the Mr had spoken about getting a house rabbit, but I always found myself drawn to the Guinea Pigs after fond memories of having one as a child. As they a social animals we planned on getting two females, however after visiting every pet shop in Huddersfield there was only one female Guinea left.

We decided to wait until two were available, but cage ready and waiting and heart longing I convinced my Mr we had to go back for the beauty we had seen the day before. Luckily she was still there, after asking to see her the shop owner placed her in my arms and my love for this little one was instant. We decided to take her and named her Millie Moo. From them on my life has been so much more complete. She brought me joy as I sat by her all day sewing my final year project, she was my comfort when after Uni I had to move back home, and my attachment to her has grown each day.

Wanting the best for her we decided it was only fair to introduce her to some friends, next came timid little Minnie, and major rascal Mouse. We could tell that Moo was much more content with company of her own kind and it meant when I started full time work she would not spend her days alone. My love for animals has grown so much since adopting the Piggies, and a great passion for supporting animal shelters and rescues has developed. Completing my little family are Lily and Daisy, who were both adopted from Tameside Rabbit and Guinea Pig Rescue.

I would urge anyone considering adopting a pet to please check your local rescue centres. There are so many animals needing a good home. Moo was from Pets at Home and has had more health issues then all of the other pigs put together. The rescue pigs have been in much better health, and I was also surprised to see a much wider variety of breeds at the rescue then there are in the pet shops, including young animals of just a few weeks old. If anyone has any questions about the adoption process or general questions about guinea pigs as pets just let me know as by now I have quite a lot of experience! Do any of you have any Pets adopted from rescues? I would love to hear your stories.



Last weekend me and my Mr took a trip to Cambridge. We have been meaning to visit for so long as his sister has a place down there. We enjoyed a lovely catch up with her and her partner, a tour of Cambridge in the snow, coffee and cakes at John Lewis, a home cooked meal followed by a lovely evening.

Cambridge was so beautiful in the snow, and the whole place is so picturesque, we will definitely be taking more trips and have a nosey round the colleges. We saw the Great Hall where his sister used to have formal meals during her time with the College and it was like something from Harry Potter! Very lovely, a perfect little weekend away.


Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Dream Big

In my Liebster blog award post I mentioned that 2013 was going to be the year I changed my life. Although I already have more blessings then I can count, I knew this year was the time for change. Determined to relocate, find a new job and a new place to live I set out applying for jobs, wanting something to do with my degree, and following my passion for hand embroidery. Today I have been offered a job with a bridal company. I will be working in the veil room hand embroidering and embellishing wedding veils. I can't believe I have stumbled upon something so perfect, and so fitting to what I wanted to do.

I have truly enjoyed my time as a bookseller, but I am really looking forward to this next chapter in my life. I still have lots to organise before my start date in a months time, including moving to a whole new city! Big changes and exciting times ahead! Who knows I may just be the person who has stitched the lace or dimantes onto the veil you choose for your big day. It just goes to show if you have a dream, however big pursue it and it may just come true...


Monday, 21 January 2013

Girl Crush

Who is your Girl Crush? It appears mine is anyone with amazing hair I wish I had!
 I love these ladies in just about any film/media I see them in!


Saturday, 19 January 2013

Lucky Elephant

Elephants have been my favourite animal for many years. They seem quiet, mysterious and very gentle creatures despite their size. It is said that they also feel complex emotions similar to the way we do, and form close bonds with their herd.
The elephant is also an ancient symbol of strength, protection, and good luck. I have just bought the necklace shown, another beautiful little elephant to add to my growing collection.
Do you have a favourite animal?


The Vow

If you want a bit of a mushy love story (or a bit of Channing Tantum...) look no further! I can't resist films like this! And any love story with Rachel McAdams cast as the leading lady is just bound to be fabulous right?

Paige and Leo are happily married until one day after a car accident Paige wakes up with no memory, she has forgotten all of who she grew to be since leaving College. She barley recognises her new life, and cannot understand why she no longer speaks to her family, dropped out of Law school and broke up with her ex fiancĂ©. The movie follows Leo's quest to make his wife fall back in love with him, and Paige as she rediscovers herself and who she has become.


Friday, 18 January 2013

Liebster Blog Award

I have been nominated for the Liebster Blog award by one of my lovely new followers Adele! be sure to click on the link and check out her fabulous blog!

Liebster Blog Rules
  • Thank the person that gave you the award and put a link on your post to their blog.
  • List 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you.
  • Choose 9 bloggers with 200 or less followers to nominate.
  • Go to each bloggers page and let them know you have nominated them for the award.

11 Facts about me

1. I have five wee guinea piggies that are the little loves of my life
2. I love to sew sew sew like a trooper, and I can draw pretty well too!
3. I mainly read teen fiction because it is just so much better then anything else!
4. I am a bit of a geek and have been know to be a bit of a Sims/Animal Crossing addict
5. I am pretty much always cold right now and steal my Mr's Jumpers because they are warmer then mine
6. I hope that 2013 will be the year I change my life
7. I love looking at pretty photographs but aren't a fan of taking them
8. I can't wait to own a house where I can decorate, the first thing I will do is paint everything blue!
9. I like wearing lots of bracelets
10. I love watching films and T.V boxsets
11. Almost all of my socks are super fluffy and won't all fit in my underwear draw!

11 Questions from Adele

1. What is your favourite beauty product?
I can't imagine life without mascara or eye-shadow,  I tend to just buy any nice blue eye-shadow that takes my fancy but always use Rimmels long lash mascara.
2. If you could only shop in one clothes shop for the rest of your life what would it be?
River Island without a doubt, I never fail to find something I want to buy in there!
3. Who's your favourite band/singer?
Right now I love Walk of the Earth
4. What's your favourite hobbie?
There are a number of things I love to do but I guess one of my all time favourite things is going for long walks in the beautiful countryside where I live with my Mr.
5. Summer of Winter?
6. What's the best book you've ever read?
There are so many! I will list the top 3 that popped into my head when I first read the question
* Delerium - Lauren Oliver
* I'll Be There - Holly Goldberg Sloan
*Noughts and Crosses - Malorie Blackman
7. Favourite song?
Oh no! I cannot answer this there are far too many! I guess probably Is This Love by Bob Marley I want to walk down to the isle to that song, it never fails to make me think of my Mr and how fantastic we are! :)
8.What would you like to be doing in 10 years time?
Be working in my dream job, own a house, possibly have a family
9.Biggest girlcrush?
Rachel Bilson she is so beautiful!
10. Favourite song?
Answered already!
11. Biggest guilty pleasure?
Ermmmm hmm I don't really know! I guess in terms of food I can never resist a good old custard Danish!

11 Questions For my nominees

1. Favourite film and why?
2. Favourite band/song
3. Food you cannot resit
4. Favourite book
6. Best place you have visited
7. Dream holiday destination
8. Is the glass half empty or half full?
9. The last sentence you spoke
10. Favourite website/webpage
11. Three things you wish for this year

Blogs I nominate

I am a few nominees short so if you want the award and you are a follower comment below, and I will check out your blog and link you. Thank you for nominating me Adele! :)


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Nail Diary - Entry 4

My next nail theme will be mermaid nails! I love anything glittery, blue, or anything that reminds me of the ocean so this seems like the natural choice.

When I was younger and everyone was pretending to be a fairy or a princess I was dragging myself across the floor in my beautiful home made mermaid tail. I loved that thing, incredibly impractical (hence the floor dragging, there was no walking in it!) it was made of beautiful green glittery fabric. When asked what I wanted for Christmas I had originally asked my auntie for 16 sets of play clothes (this desire steamed from my love of The Sound Of Music). I think in the end the mermaid tail was a far better choice!


The Bookseller

Working in a bookshop I am lucky enough to enjoy the perks of free book proofs from time to time *Happy dance!* Every now and again I get something especially exciting, here are a few of my favourites from last year!
First off Night School, when I read the letter from the publisher saying this was a cross between Harry Potter and Enid Blyton's Malory Towers I knew it was something I wanted to read! I love anything set in a school, and the mysterious setting of Cimmeria Academy did not disappoint! I have just finished the second book in the series and will most certainly be snapping up the third as soon as it is released!

I cannot even begin to describe how utterly fantastic' I'll be There' is. It may even quite possibly be one of my favourite books of all time. Not often do books make me cry, but this had me! The main focus of the book is the story of Emily's life and Sam's life and how they intertwine, although their backgrounds could not be more far apart. There are many little side stories along with the main storyline which are just as fantastic. In particular I loved the relationship that develops between Sam's brother Riddle and Emily's Mum. I have read countless boy meets girl type stories but nothing has ever tugged at my heartstrings quite like this one. It was on of the most touching books I have ever read. And certainly one that I will never forget. Whoever you are and whatever you normally read, you must read this book!!

And one for the kids (or kids at heart like me!) The Worst Princess was my favourite picture book of last year, it has a great rhyming story throughout and is about a Princess who runs away with the dragon instead of the Prince - just fantastic!


Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Backless Dresses

I LOVE backless dresses. I think they are really underrated, you just don't tend to hear people rave about them often enough. The bottom one looks like something that should be hung up in my wardrobe, and the second image may just be one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever laid my eyes on! For some reason it screamed wedding dress at me when I first saw it, I would love something simple, elegant and oh so me!