While working at camp is super fun the days are long and when you get a day off you learn to take FULL advantage. This year my friend Abiy had a car at camp so on our day off we jumped into the car with a packed lunch and cruised down to Evian in France... yep where the water comes from. We pitched up at the side of the lake and got down to some serious sun bathing and packed lunch eating!

Anybody else just love nectarines?

Tuna baguettes are food of the gods, don't let anyone tell you differently.

After lunch we somewhat successfully secured our beers in the complimentary fridge (lake) right by our sunny little cove and dozed and read away the afternoon.

Soon we were hungry again! and packed up our makeshift camp in search of further sustinance, not without the obligatory jumping pictures to send home to our mums.

We wandered down the lakeside and to say Evian is picturesque is an understatement... just. look. at. it.

Hiya everyone

After perusing several restaurants we finally chose a budget friendly one a little too close to the road for comfort, but hey the food was yummy, we ordered a goats cheese salad and margarita pizza with monaccos, Frances answer to cider and black. Soon we were full and had had more than our fair share of sun intake for the day, so we wandered back to the car via a crystal clear Evian water pump.

Peace out Evian, cheers for a perfect day, see you next year!


Graduation song

This summer I graduated from university with a first in Fashion and Textile Management. #hooray #can'tbeliveit #saywhat #graduate. If anybody ever watched Laguna Beach I will always remember their graduation and the cheesy song that played, that is exactly how it felt, happy but very much end of an era. I flew back from switzerland for the weekend and here are some of my favourite photos from the main event.

As I only touched down into England at midnight the day before and we had to be at the graduation location at 9am, it was safe to say everything got a bit stressful from about 6am onwards. I am so not a morning person, as it turned out though we actually all looked very presentable - despite it being possibly THE hottest day of the year (remember the heatwave? yep very shortlived!).

These two beauties have been my bezzies since pretty much the start of uni, and are gonna travel the world with me next year :) We tried the obligatory throwing hats photos with varying degrees of success, all decked out in our summers finest.


You know the person who never takes their sunglasses off? that's my mum, congratulations on looking like a cross between a bug and an alien mum haha.

After the ceremony there was about a gazillion photos taken, and some seriously tasty canapes including little bowls of strawberries and mini eclairs and cakes. However my camera and phone ran out of batteries so I have no photos to confirm their tastiness, you'll just have to trust me.

We pretty much hadn't eaten all day - apart from the aforementioned canapes, so I think (as always) I got far too over eager for food.

It was a brilliant day, rediculously hot, far too many photos and copious amounts of food and ice cream. Extra points for spotting me in the excited mass above - hint: I have my mouth wide open and am pretty central ;)


Long Overdue

Well this post is more than long overdue! I don't know quite what happened slash I do, my dissertation happened, and then final year celebrations and then I was away all summer working for International Camp Suisse. Well anyway many moons ago I promised updates on my london excursion, so here are a few instagrams, I know the photos are from so long ago now, but I was looking at them the other day as there may be a slight chance of me moving down there for a bit :)

From left to right: 1. The incredible Rain Exhibition at Barbican Centre (well worth the 2 hour queue!)  2. My favourite brunch spot in London, 3. Byron Burger, Islington, 4. Wrapped up warm, 5. The breakfast in action, 6. Posing at the tube station - tourists! 7. More tourism shots at the BBC Television centre, 8. The Rain room, so amazing, 9. Cute book in the V&A Museum, 10. angel light display in the V&A, 11. Too cool for Primark, 12. I wish this was by bookshelf! 

I have adjusted the layout to my blog as you might notice, check out my shiny new icons which link to my Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages! I have saved up loads of photos from over the summer which I am going to be posting... starting with graduation. My aim is to post weekly now as I am going travelling in February 2014 and want to keep this blog going while I'm away