Sunday, 23 March 2014

#RSPCApetselfie Nominations!

23rd of March 2014

So as sport relief and cancer research are getting a lot of donations in raised awareness, I think it is important to highlight another charity close to my heart the RSPCA. Myself and two of my housemates came to the conclusion that we should use the tool of social media, and its evidential success from the #nomakeupselfie, to raise awareness.

There are 2 simple steps:
1. take a selfie with your pet
2. donation to the charity  just TEXT 82727 with "HELP".

nominate you 

looking forward to seeing your photos and donations!

#RSPCApetselfie, let's raise awareness of this amazing charity  xxx

Friday, 21 March 2014

Liebster Award and Nomination

Liebster Award and Nomination

I have been nominated for the Liebster  Award by Jessica Casillas.  Admittedly I did not know much about this award until I was tagged, but I am so happy to have been nominated to take part! Basically the Liebster Award allows blogs with fewer readers to get more noticed and to connect the blogger community more :) If you are tagged, answer my questions back on your blog, and keep the chain going! x

The Liebster Award involves three easy steps :)
  1. Post 11 facts about yourself
  2. Answer 11 questions from the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 11 bloggers for the award

11 Facts About Me 

1. I am in my final year of my undergraduate degree at the University of Chester

2. I have a Siamese cat who I love millions and millions, and she is called Lilac!
3. I am a redhead
4. I was born in Sheffield but have grown up in Norfolk
5. I love Disney so so much, and I am lucky enough to go back to Disneyland for my 21st birthday, thank you to my gorgeous sister
6. I'm Grade 6 Musical Theatre singing.
7. I have fed otters, seals, rays and vegetarian piranhas when I worked at an aquarium
8. It sounds like I am exaggerating but I need to have chocolate every day.. I am beyond addicted
9. I have been with my boyfriend for nearly 3 years now <3
10. I have learnt that I am truly happiest living near to a beach and I only really learnt this when I came to university
11. I suffer from anxiety

Jess' Questions

1. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

I would love to visit Mauritius.  After speaking to a couple from there on holiday (and doing a little bit of research) it seems like paradise! 

2. What is your aim in life?

To be remembered for a positive contribution to the world

3. What is your favourite animal?

Snow Leopard! They are gorgeous and I have always been fascinated by Big Cats every since I was little.

4. What Disney character would you be?

Ariel! I am a redhead, love fish and being a mermaid would be pretty cool.

5. What is your favourite dessert?

I love chocolate cake! (I want it now :()

6. Who is your favourite fictional character? Would they be your best friend?

My favourite fictional character is Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl.  I would love to be her best friend! In fact I often quote "what would Blair Waldorf do?" and live by how she would.

7. Do you collect anything?

No :( maybe I should..

8. Who is your favourite actor/actress?

Aaron Paul (Jesse in Breaking Bad).  I'm addicted to Jesse in Breaking Bad, he is just yummy.  I don't feel like I need to justify this anymore.

9. If you could have any three people at a dinner party alive or dead, fictional or real people who would it be?

I would be proper fan girling if I could have Harry Styles, Greg James and Aaron Paul for dinner ;)

10. What was your dream job as a child?

I wanted to be a vet but I wasn't clever enough :(

11. Apple or Samsung?


My Questions

1. What would be your superpower and why?

2. Name one item off your bucket-list

3. are you a cat lover or dog lover?

4. what was your favourite childhood TV show?

5. what is your favourite Disney princess?

6. do you prefer a beach holiday or city break holiday?

7. do you have any siblings?

8. what is your middle name?

9. what is your favourite book?

10. who is your celebrity crush?

11. what is your favourite colour?

My Nominations

1. Becky                     6. Lauren                       11. Bethany

2. Kelin                      7. Alice Anne

3. Hazel                     8. Sophie

4. Scott                      9. Alexandra

5. Becca                     10. Kayleigh

Get answering my questions everyone! :)

Monday, 10 March 2014

Motivational Monday - 10 quotations for the 10th of March

10th of March 2014

A series of quotations I have found on the internet (I do not own these!) to help make your morning that little bit brighter :)

I hope you all have a great day! Even though it is a Monday, the sunshine is out! :)

In the words of Tanya Burr: Be Bright. Be Happy. Be You.

Monday, 3 March 2014

Review of The Old Siam in York

2nd of March 2014

First of all I am just going to say that I can't believe that it is March already! Your third year at uni really flies by and it's hard to keep up.. So we are nearly a quarter of the way through 2014 :o

Okay so last night Ollie and I decided to go out for some Thai food and came across The Old Siam on TripAdvisor.

As soon as we walked in the waiter offered immediately to take our wet coats from us and we headed towards a tucked away table by the bar. Just from walking in, you could tell this restaurant had more atmosphere than most other restaurants on the street, which was an immediate plus. Inside, the room was decorated in warm colours with a lot of intricate Thai ornaments and pictures.  Also, there was a beautiful archway decorated in fairy lights (my favourite haha!) to make the room look more interesting.

Ollie and I ordered our drinks (diet Malibu and coke for me and Chang beer for Ollie) and choose main meals from the menu.  There was so much choice! I decided to go for Chicken Pad Thai and Ollie went for the Chicken Pen Nang (spelling!?).  

Whilst waiting for our main meal we were given a basket of a mini mild tomato popadoms which tasted lovely.  Our food arrived and I can honestly say that this was probably the most gorgeous pad Thai I've ever eaten.  It was the perfect portion size and the ground peanuts were in a separate bowl to the main meal, so I didn't even have to eat them as I'm not really a nut fan.  The meal wasn't at all stodgy, it was nice and light, and I loved the presentation, in particular the flower-shaped carrot (cute touch!). I couldn't really fault the food at all it was delicious!

We finished our food, and our plates were cleared away promptly and we were brought the dessert menu.  Now I didn't really see anything that took my fancy, and Ollie isn't really a dessert person so we decided to ask for the bill instead :) a photo of some of the dessert menu is to the right:

The bill arrived and the pricing was good value.  The service was very good and prompt and the staff seemed very approachable :) all in all this was a gorgeous little restaurant, and one of York's hidden gems! Ollie and I both agreed we would happily return :)

Thank you for reading! Have you ever been before? I'd love to read in the comments :) xx