Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Living with Artists

Put on Your Fuck Me Pumps by Anthony Hodder

Music to the Ear by Denise Duffy
Penguins in luurvvve by Corinna 

Artists at Work

Makings of Lana Del Ray

Hey everyone,

I have to point out that I live with incredible artistic people, they put me to shame!  I wish I had a useful and beautiful talent like they do.  I've expressed this view with them and they don't agree.

 They believe that everyone has an artistic bone in their body.  That art isn't meant to be done in a specific way or look perfect either.  Just happens to be that their's does look perfect! I can see where they are coming from and they have even inspired me to try it out.

I looked up art for beginners and decided to draw penguins, it does look like a four year old drew it. I have to say though,  I loved it and I really enjoyed working on it.  Painting is so therapeutic  and a definite stress reliever.

I included a few painting that my friends are working on at the moment.  If ye like what ye see, please let me know. I'm sure they would even love suggestions on what else they could draw.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

How To Add Social Buttons

I saw a lot of social media buttons on other peoples blogs and honestly had no idea how they did it.  Thankfully Google is everyone's friend and it was actually really easy.

I found a very helpful YouTube tutorial that you can find here. Emily from Blogholic designs gives you step by step instructions on how to install the social buttons and she is very clear in each step she takes.

There is no coding involved, if there was I truly would have been at a lost.  The video relates to Blogger blogs but I'm sure she has one for Wordpress as well.

So after learning how to do it, I needed some social buttons.  I downloaded mine here for free. The one's I choose are very simplistic which is what I like. I've seen some really cool social buttons on other blogs so if you don't like those ones, keep searching :) You will definitely find the one just for you out there on the interweb.

I hope this has helped some people from endless googling and maybe even from pulling their hair out. There are still a few more things I need to figure out.  When I do I will make a post, hopefully I will figure it out soon! :S

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Roma, Italy!


Piazza Navona

Alice Making Her Wish :) 

The Trevi Fountain

 The Spanish Steps
Hey everyone,

I decided to do a post on my trip to Rome a while back. Apparently you either fall in love with Paris or Rome.  Honestly I fell in love with both.
 Rome was so much fun and such a beautiful city with so much visible history.

My favourite parts of the city were the Spanish Steps, the Trevi fountain *Make a Wish*, Trastevere (Beauuuutiful!!) ,Vatican City and The Colosseum. We didn't get to see the Sistine Chapel because it was closed, so disappointed.  The Pope resigned while we were there so everything was kind of up in the air.  The food was delicious, especially the pizza...yummy!

The parks in Rome were to die for, you can even go rowing on the lake for 5 euro which was really fun.  It's a pretty easy city to get around, you can actually walk most of it and there's always the metro.

When ever I go on a weekend trip I always buy a travel book because they are really handy to have.  If you want to really experience Italian culture and stay away from the tourists attractions, I'd recommend couch surfing. Basically, you can stay with a local for free and if they are nice they will take you around the city and show you the local gems.

I attached some pictures for your perusal, I hope you liked this post :)                                              

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

BlackFish Documentary 2013

Hey guys,

I watched this documentary Blackfish recently and I think everyone should see it. It was released in 2013  and directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite.  It documents Sea World in America and the Orca Whales at the Park. The documentary focuses particularly on one Whale "Tilikum".

The documentary is a real eye opener and I for one will never be going to a water park or zoo every again.  It shows the dangers of having whales kept in captivity and also the ridiculous lies that staff and trainers are told. It really is horrific.

I have bugged everyone to watch it and no one can believe all the stuff that happens.  I can imagine in 50 years time, we will all look back and think that water parks were messed up and how they ever came about. I hope so anyway.

So if you have nothing to watch or are looking for a good documentary, blackfish is one to try out. You can find it on Netflix, the American one as it's not on the UK Netflix. If you want the American Netflix, you can change the settings to get it :)  Let me know if ye watch it.

*Warning* You will most definitely cry!

Black Fish

Monday, 17 February 2014

Blog Loving

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The Book Thief

Hey Guys,

I was waiting for the tube the other day and saw a huge poster advertising the release of the book thief.  I was so excited when I saw it because the book was amazing! 

 The book was written by Markus Zusak and follows a young girl Liesel who steals books. It's based around World War II in Germany.  There's a lot more too it but I don't want to give anything away.  

I would definitely recommend reading the book first mainly because the narrator was death; so different and unique to any book I've read.  I'm not sure if the movie would portray that part of the book which is why I think it would be a really good idea to read the book first. Sure isn't always a good idea to read the book first :) 

It really is a magnificent story and told beautifully. Anyway it's great so get on it before you splurge in the cinema :) I can't wait!

Much Love x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

A Trip to Budapest 2014

Szechenyi Baths

Farmers Market

1000 Tea

Fishermen's Bastion

The Opera House

Szimpla Kert

Fishermen's Bastion


Our Room - Lavender Circus

St. Stephens Basilica 

Chain Bridge



Hero's Square


I decided to change this into a blog where I can put everything:)

So I went on a weekend trip to Budapest with my friend Alice.  It's such a beautiful city which is hugely popular for its baths; we went to two of them. Szechenyi  is the most famous in Budapest, it was absolutely amazing.  We arrived there very early on the Saturday morning and it was a great way to start off the day.  We got dressed and went straight to the outdoor bath, which I thought was bizarre because it was -1 degrees, so cold.  The thermal bath was 40 degrees, so heavenly.  Apparently it also turns into a disco at night :) We also went to the Gellert Hotel Baths which were also lovely.

The city is divided into two parts, Buda and Pest. They are divided by the Danube river. We wandered around Buda on Saturday after the baths and the next day we spent it around Pest :) The food is really good, we even tried some real Hungarian dishes; Veal and Goose liver.

Main beautiful attractions in Budapest included the Opera House, St. Stephens Basilica, The Parliament, Fishermens Bastion, Hero's square and so much more. They were my favourite.

We went out in the Jewish district which was incredible. We went to Szimpla Kert which is the oldest  ruin bar in Budapest.   An abandoned building restored to have lots of cool bars inside.  On Sunday it also turns into a farmers market and you can sample the food.

We also stayed in probably the coolest hotel ever, it was called lavender circus.  So cheap, for two nights it cost 11 pounds altogether.  The interior was beautiful, a hipsters dream.  The staff were unbelievably nice, they gave us a map and marked out everywhere we should visit.  They also gave us tea when we arrived and offered us wine :)

I've attached some pictures below :) I would definitely recommend going to Budapest during the summer when it's not crazy cold.