Sunday, 15 May 2011



Today, I woke up half paralysed - my bones literally felt as though a tractor had rolled over me in the night and then reversed and then spun me and dropped me back in my bed - or something to that effect

  (Slightly uneccessary image but hey it's a ginger kid on a tractor)

 I grimaced as I remembered that tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday are going to be 3 of the most gruelling, crammed working days of my life, as I have both French and Spanish orals to learn (+ in some cases actually write..) So, naturally, I took an extra hour to crawl out of my deliciously warm bed and make myself some toast. I put jam on them, as I was feeling adventurous, woohoo. Upon switching on the TV, I found myself on the CBBC channel watching an old repeat of Tracy Beaker Returns, the one where they take a trip to the beach. Being a die-hard Tracy Beaker fan, I settled down to watch this blessed show.

Guilt eventually crept up on me, and so reluctantly I switched the TV off and made an attempt at learning some of my French oral answers. Even though I'm doing terribly (I've learnt 23/40 answers and it's in two days..), I am still doing surprisingly well in comparison to my fellow pupils and friends. The ones who I've spoken to have all learnt around 4-9. With this in mind, I decided to treat myself to some obviously hard earned leisurely time...

It was during this time. That I discovered. The magic of. BUBBLE TEA

Oh my GOSH.

I have admittedly never tried bubble tea, although after today it is my NUMBER #1 goal in life. This is how the story goes:

I was casually flicking through blogs and came across the cutest little blog. I won't mention the blog's name on here in case the author does not wish for it to be published but I shall ask and soon add it in, permission permitted. Anyhow, I had scrolled down a good month or so when I came across a post primarily on BUBBLE TEA. I'd previously heard of it, having a Taiwanese friend, but had never truly known what it was/what it consisted of. Google was a marvellous help - as always - and led me to understand that bubble/pearl tea is a tea made up of milk, ice and a variety of flavours, not forgetting the all important tapioca balls at the bottom that resemble mini bombs, à mon avis*.

Just a prewarning, these pictures nearly make me cry when I look at them, they're just so perfect. 

I have also managed to hunt down a local-ish Chaboba bubble tea café which I have persuaded mi madre to take me to. YIIPPPPEEEEEEEEEE. I'm worryingly excitable.

Who's tried bubble tea? Leave me a comment below if you like sharing your bubbly experiences, I'm genuinely so interested in this amazing drink O.o ♥

On a final, non-bubble-tea related note, I just found this picture and it is more than fair to say that it has utterly and absolutely shocked and blown my mind. I showed it to my family who laughed. And then resumed their work a second later. For some reason, I just stared at it for about 4 minutes straight, I cannot get my head round it. 

Thank you for reading, comments are like bubble tea. They make me happy

*In my opinion


Saturday, 14 May 2011

i got so many clothes i keep them in my aunt's house

Now, today's title is mainly due to the fact that I have had this annoying yet infectious song in my head ALL day, in between trying to conjure up answers for my utterly tedious Spanish Oral exams, but also partly due to the fact that I have realised something. Obviously, Blogger is mainly serenaded by fashion blogs (which I adore and find genuinely interesting). Whilst choosing a topic for this post, I had an epiphany; I have never really mentioned my own fashion taste and style influences to you, my beautiful followers. I am completely aware of the fact that I am no style goddess on materialistic standards, but in the words of Coco Chanel, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening". So on that note, I shall start by composing a list of my top 3 'wants' at the moment:

#1. Beatles Memorabilia Natural Tee Shirt - £9.99 H&M
#2. Camel Tapered Trousers - £24.99 H&M 
#3.  Tandem Navy Canvas Deck Trainers - £22.00 TOPSHOP

Now as aforementioned, I'm NOT a trend setter in the slightest, but do like to think that I wear pretty much whatever I like, regardless of whether it's "IN" or not. On a trip to the trusty Primark today, I found a pair of navy and white espadrille flats, and at £3 I was hardly complaining. I plan to wear these with my self-chopped jeans-turned-tapered trousers (which actually did not turn out very well at all, but now my mother is forcing me to wear them to teach me a lesson for cutting 'perfectly cool' expensive jeans. I cry.) I also have my eye on a beautiful little bicycle tee-shirt from Topshop which I found yesterday after a failure of a trip to Ben and Jerry's in Richmond with my friends - we arrived at closing time on the dot.

Starbucks was a faithful and comforting alternative however, and my Skinny Peach and Raspberry muffin more than made up for the loss of Phish Food in my life at that point.

This edit took me 17 minutes. Just saying

On a final note, I am completely aware that my blogging habits have recently been just stupid. And I did promise to step up the pace but the past 3 weeks have been snatched away by exams and revision, that are FINALLY FINALLY OVER WOOOOHOOOOOOOO

I am elated.

Thank you for reading as always, I love comments