Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Having a field day...

Sometimes there is nothing better than going for a stroll across the fields on a beautiful summers day, especially here in England where the weather can change in a matter of minutes.

As us Brits are well known for whining about the weather, when the sun is out and the temperature reaches double figures you have to make the most of it! For some people once it reaches our heatwave temperatures of 10degrees... yes that's right it's a valid reason to whip out the shorts and show off the pastey white pins haha :)

On Monday 23rd June we actually exceeded typical temperatures so I decided that I wanted to go out and relaxed in a field with some magazines and a homemade pack lunch. Which is exactly what I did...

Having a few hours alone time in a field without a care in the world and being away from all technology and life stresses often is a great way to wind down and just do things without anyone pestering to complete tasks whether that may consist of parents miethering to do the dishes or your job ringing up to ask if you can cover a member of staff.

I feel that people don't appreciate the finer things in life which is in front of our doorsteps because they are too busy flicking through Facebook and commenting on pointless status' or they are too lazy to step outside and go for a simple walk because it sounds boring.

It's a shame really, I mean I'm not saying I don't flick through Facebook or spend hours on Youtube watching Zoella, Shaytards and Sprinkleofglitter. I am exactly the same as everyone else however I just think that maybe next time the weather is on our side enjoy it and go for a little adventure and find a peaceful spot.

It sounds like a rant aha which is far from what I intended this post to be and I know that the majority will enjoy the sunshine, but I just wanted to write down what has been floating around in my brain for a few days.

I took some photos just to show you the beautiful views and what could be in your hometown too!

Enjoy... :)

A few horses I saw whilst on my travels

I'm sure this breed was a shire horse but regardless he was so friendly. He stood there for ages letting me pet him and he was licking my hand :')

I hope you enjoyed reading this and appreciated my photos. If you step outside and walk a little in the distance you may be surprised what beautiful scenery you may find.

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Sunshine Award

Hellooo! So I have been nominated by my dear friend EMILYTHINKS for The Sunshine Award which helps followers get to know a little bit about you with 10 random facts!

The Rules

1. Display the award
2. Say "Thankyou" to the lovely person who nominated you
3. Reveal 10 interesting things about yourself
4. Nominate some of your favourite blogs
5. Link the nominated blogs and share the news with them!

1. I have a huge phobia of birds :(

2. I really dislike theme park rides

3. I have a very small family which consists of 6 people xD

4. I am currently completely a degree in Accounting and Finance and I don't even know if that's what career path I want anymore...

5. I have recently passed my driving test! :D 3rd time lucky

6. I'm trying to start a little "business" by creating handmade/sewn cards

7. I have just become a cousin again for the second time with the new addition to the family :')

8. I want a really big family when I am older like the Shaytards and I want Zeke!

9. I want to start up a Youtube channel but I feel I need to dedicate myself to blogging since I hardly post blogs anymore

10. And finally I am going to go travelling around America next year :D I cannot wait!

I hope this helped you get to know me a little better. It is actually quiet difficult to think of 10 interesting points...

Anywho I nominate:


I hope you all get round to complete it so I can read them all! :)

Monday, 23 September 2013

My Adventures at.... V Festival

I'm backkkkk.... :D

Hello you lovely lot!

I am back from having a very long break and I cannot wait to start making new blog posts on lots of different things I have been doing over the past month or two, so keep an eye out as I will be writing more frequent posts. I hope you will enjoy reading them :)

I was lucky enough to finally get my hands on a V Festival ticket so on Friday 16th August me and a group of my friends headed down to Staffordshire, it was such a glorious day too which made our excitement reach a whole new level. When we arrived we unpacked the car it looked like we brought everything but the kitchen sink! 

Luckily 2 members of our group traveled down early hours in the morning to set up camp for us so we were pretty jammy. However I thought that it would be a good idea to bring these "quenchy kups" which are those orange and blackcurrant drinks that kids have and you can freeze them to make frozen ice drinks, I'm sure you know what I mean I think they were in every ones childhood. Anyway our tent was like the furthest away in "Blue Camp" so as you can imagine there were 5 of us dragging all our stuff in the blistering sun and our bin bags were snapping so quilts were escaping, yes that's right blumming quilts! they wanted to sleep in luxury haha anyway after walking for about 45 minutes I was dying of pain, my little muscles were giving up on me because my box of quenchy kups was digging into my arm (i'll show you evidence later) and I was just going to leave them behind in the sludgy mud. But as a trooper I am I carried on XD

This bruise was 4 days old when I took the photo!
All down to a cardboard box XD
We decided to ask where this "Blue Camp" was so this woman said "carry on walking right down to the bottom, turn right, go up the hill, and then carry on walking and you will see it" my heart just dropped when she mentioned the hill..I thought it was going to be the end of me.

We got there in the end and to be fair all we had to do was drop our stuff in our tent and that was it... The weekend could begin!

I saw so many acts it was unbelievable, I don't even know how we managed to fit them all in. In total we saw like over 19 acts! 

I obviously have my favourites and they were:                  
  • Jessie J
  • The Script
  • Jason Mraz
  • Olly Murs
  • Calvin Harris
  • Gabrielle Aplin
  • Ellie Goulding
  • The Saturdays 
There are a few that surprisingly disappointed me slightly only slightly, possibly due to lack of audience interaction. You wouldn't think that has a huge impact but it really does. 

Obviously I was ecstatic my idol was there, Beyonce! :D I waited with my 2 best friends from 3pm till 9.30pm for her so you can imagine my scream when she finally came dominating the stage. Now I can never really call her because she can't do no wrong however, I was kinda let down with little things she did, I waited half an hour for her even though I knew she was here because on Saturday it announced she was on rides having a ball and she was still late. At the time I wasn't that bothered but looking back it was a little unfair. The thing that got me was the amount of times she had an outfit change. I just wish she had concentrated on singing a lot more songs. She basically fitted a whole concert of the Mrs. Carter Show into an hour slot which was amazing but I felt it was rushed. 

Has she made me less of a fan? Definitely not! But I haven't listened to her since :/

I think it is only because I have waited to see her live for absolutely ages, years even. So my expectations of her were extremely high after watching so many YouTube videos and the Glastonbury performance, so any slight fault would disappoint me because I wanted it to be the best thing I had ever seen. 

I definitely would go to a festival again, infact I am hoping to go to Leeds depending on the line up next year, because it will last longer too! 

Here are a small collection of photos from the weekend.... Enjoy! :)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Nail Art Tutorial

Hello! :D

To mix things up a bit I thought I would do a nail art tutorial, now I am not the best at this at all, but like the majority of people I think it's just trial and error and copying from a picture xD

I really like having floral nails because I have noticed a lot of people comment and compliment them which is always nice :)

These are the colour nail polishes I used. To create this look you can vary the shades based on your personal preferences :)

The first thing I did was paint my nails with the duck egg blue. It doesn't have to be perfect as you can remove the mistakes at the end :)

Wait for them to dry and then apply little white dots on every finger apart from the accent nail :)

After they have dried blob a dot of pink polish to the accent nail, put as as many as you like, and this will be the base of the flower :)

Then to make the pink dots into flowers, apply the darker pink nail polish around the blobs, it doesn't have to be neat, I think wiggly edges look better to be honest. Now just make little green blobs at the edges of the flower for leaves. You can use one shade of green if you like I just prefer the two toned effect. 

 And this is the finished look :D I like to put a top coat on just so it doesn't chip as easily and I think it makes the overall look appear smoother and it vanishes tiny mistakes, as silly as at may sound.

I hoped you like this tutorial, I think it is really easy and the more you practice the better it will look :) Just to add you don't need those art nail bottle to create the little details, you could use a cocktail stick!

Thanks for reading this post, if you do try it out I would love to see your final result feel free to send your pictures on my Twitter @AFloralDelight :D