Sunday, 19 October 2014

Chesil Beach | Lifestyle

You know when you intend to share a lovely day on your blog and suddenly your life gets to hectic that you forget then weeks later you go through said blog drafts to find a little gem you forgot to publish? Well that's what this is all about. This was intended to be shared with you weeks ago but everything in my life got so busy, I just forgot.
So back to today's post. When Shehzad and I visited my grandparents last month in Weymouth. We decided to take a walk along the promenade at Chesil Beach. Just a stones throw away from my Grandmas cottage.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

#LushChristmas Launch | Beauty

I thought now would be a perfect time to share some of my favourite finds in Lush Cosmetics new Christmas and Halloween ranges both in store and available online now! I attend a teeny tiny event in Lakeside Shopping Centre last week, I say teeny as there were only two of us who were able to attend! However, that didn't stop us from having a great time. We got a great insight into the products in the Christmas range and even the Halloween range which I personally never knew about! So here's my little guide to the latest releases from Lush Cosmetics.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Swanage Railway and Corfe Castle | Lifestyle

After our morning at Tyneham Village, post here, we decided to drive just a few miles over to Swanage and check out Swanage railway station and beach [not photographed as my battery died] there. Due to my sudden lack of organisation I hadn't researched if any events were happening in Swanage and just our bad luck, there were two which meant VERY limited parking spaces. After about 30-40 minutes of driving we finally found a free spot for a short 1 hour stay. Just enough time to look at the station and walk through the town to the beach and back.
I promise I won't make this too picture heavy. Just a selection of my favourites :) You can find more on my Instagram.

Shehzad checking the track in front of BR Bo-Bo Class 33 - D6515

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tyneham Village in Dorset | Lifestyle

Tyneham and Worbarrow - Where time stopped in 1943

As you may have seen on Twitter, a couple of week ago I visited my home town of Weymouth for a long weekend. My partner and I drove down and stayed with my grandparents for the weekend as he'd never visited the coastal town of Weymouth before and I thought it might be nice for him to meet some more of my family :p My grandma had recommended if the weather was nice to take the car and drive to Tyneham Village, just an hour away from where she lives. I thought it was a great idea. I hadn't visited the village since I was a child and I thought it would make a lovely photo opportunity. Shehzad loves anything to do with history so we packed a cool box of lunch and snacks and headed off on Saturday morning.

Sunday, 21 September 2014 Depths of Perception: Ocean Waves Photo Competition | Lifestyle are hosting a photo competition themed around the Ocean. I'd recently been on a mini break back to my home of Dorset and saw this competition as the perfect opportunity to pick my favourite photo from the weekend. It was a tough choice out of hundreds of photos I took in plenty of coastal locations but I finally came to a decision.

I'd taken this photo on the Isle of Portland. Just a stones throw away from my Grandmas cottage which overlooks Chesil beach. Chesil beach is part of the Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beach itself is 18 miles long running from Portland (host of the Sailing in Summer 2012 Olympic Games!) where this photo was taken, to West Bay in Bridport (the home of ITV's Broadchurch!).

I picked this photo because to me it just sums up the beauty of the coastline in Dorset. I live in London so there's limited natural beauty like this within walking distance. Visiting Portland just twice a year makes me love it even more. The soft blue sky against the vivid blue yet calm ocean. Set behind these gorgeous sharp algae covered rocks. I think the colours really compliment eachother. Granted it's not like this all the time so I feel lucky to have spent a whole weekend back home with not the slightest dribble of drizzle.
You don't realise how wonderful places are until you leave them, so I cherish every moment I get when I visit my family back here.

I hope you love my competition entry as much as I do. If you enter the competition do let me know in a comment as I would love to see your entries!

Monday, 25 August 2014

ZSL London Zoo | Revisited!

Ever since my last visit to ZSL London Zoo which seems like forever ago but really just over a year, I have been craving a visit again! Since then lots of wonderful things have happened, mainly births of some wonderful additions to the Zoo!
The day finally came when I just couldn't wait any longer and had to venture for a little trip to the Zoo. Taking Shehzad along for the adventure too. He loves one just as much as I do!
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have already seen a couple of photos I uploaded from there. It's been about a month since this visit so I apologise for the absence! Also, sorry for the photo heavy post but I had to share these lovely snaps!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Latium, Fitzrovia London | Restaurant Review

Latium is a fine dining independent Italian restaurant located within close proximity to Goodge Street and Tottenham Court Road stations. Head chef Maurizio Morreli created several of the Latium menus including the Ravioli menu. The bread and pasta are freshly made each day by head chef Maurizio Morreli so they are a must try when visiting this incredible restaurant!

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wednesday Wishlist | Watches

I've been eyeing up so many watches recently that it just made sense to narrow the humongous list until I can finally choose which is the perfect watch for me. I've never owned a really well made watch before and never really had a reason to wear one on my limp wrists until I started working on the Railway. Now time is oh so important and every minute must be counted so, what the heck, I may aswell treat myself to a beautiful watch to wear every day!

Watch Wishlist

Thomas Sabo Glam & Soul Chronograph Watch, £565
Kate Spade Rio Wave Metro Watch, $195
Olivia Burton Woodland Chocolate Bee Watch, £65
Olivia Burton Moulded Bee Navy and Rose Gold Watch, £125 
Daniel Wellington Classic Bristol Watch, £159

I am finding these 5 watches to be both practical and stunning for both work and play. I dislike watches with too many buttons and too chunky. The Thomas Sabo is very similar for the Michael Kors I have seen so many bloggers wearing lately! Thomas Sabo watches are both gorgeous and very well made. Shehzad actually has one of the male styled ones. Kate Spade, oh Kate Spade. This one is so Summer and festival chic. I absolutely adore it for a playful day out! And as for these two from Olivia Burton. Is it not obvious how much I love bees? I am swayed more towards the rose gold as I do love the colour! Finally, the Daniel Wellington was something I found whilst online window shopping on ASOS. Simple yet stunning!

Are you a watch fan. Which watch do you own?

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