Friday, 31 July 2015

Mini Memoirs of Scotland ♥

I have just got back from Edinburgh, Scotland on a mini break. It was a 5-6 hour train journey from London which did not go as slow as we thought. I really enjoyed the trip and will probably visit Scotland again in the future. It's a shame that the weather was bad, so I did not get the chance to take many good pics.

            Here are a few snaps from my trip ...

North Queensferry 
This picture is from the last day. We took a little trip on the train to a village in North Queensferry.
After visiting the aquarium we discovered a path that led to this beautiful coastal area. The scenery was beautiful and made a change from city buildings in Edinburgh.

Noodle 'N' Ice
we stopped off for a lunchtime snack after visiting Carlton Hill. We went to a Thai noodle bar which was called Noodle 'N' Ice. It was pretty weird because they were selling Thai street food, but had some sort of ice cream parlour in the restaurant. Anyway I got this juicy looking chicken satay skewer as a starter.  

Scottish Culture
after visiting Edinburgh Castle we came across this chap on the way out. He was dressed in traditional Scottish attire with the tartan kilt. Don't you just love tartan? I actually went straight to the gift shop after this photo, to buy a blue lambswool tartan scarf.  

                                             Beautiful Architecture
The highlight of the trip was probably the architecture, it was legit amazing. London has nothing on me. Every street has a little archway style alley way with cobble stone pavements. It's looks more like a hidden passage than an alley way. Edinburgh kind of reminded me of the Victorian times, in a nice cultural way. I think I'll come back to Scotland but to visit a different city next time. 

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

life working as an events waitress ♥

I have been employed as an events waitress for about a month now. I have probably worked around six shifts at this point. This line of work certainly was not anything that I imagined it to be and has been kind of interesting. You would imagine that working as a waitress at an event would mean extra stress in a fast paced environment, but this is not the case. Don't get me wrong there are times when the managers will hound you to serve faster but you know what they say (simply take it in one ear...and out the other). I've had the privilege of seeing things that most normal people would not get to. I have worked at a wedding reception in a mansion that had a swimming pool, and worked at Kensington Palace last week. 


             ♥ you see things you would not normally see

             ♥ gain entrance to exclusive events 

             ♥  uniform (sometimes get to wear a tuxedo)

             ♥ the day does not drag on like retail

As with every job there are cons as well. Being expected to carry five heavy duty plates on your arm is one of them. The company does not acknowledge that females are not Popeye. Okay the plates are not that big of a deal but carrying three large tables each really is. There is not a drop of remorse when it comes to heavy lifting trust me. The seasonality of the work is also another problem. I guess most of the work available occurs during June,July, August, and December. That is perfect timing for students like me who just want casual work. But then there is the issue of discrimination which does occur in the modern day. It's all fun and games until half of your booked shifts get cancelled and the other half have your role being switched to a reserve. Then after investigation you come to realise that the older staff, get priority for shifts.

heavy lifting for females

long hours without food

seasonality in the job


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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Models Own: Perfect Summer Nails ♥

Summertime is a beautiful time of year. All the bright colours come out and there are so many ways to express yourself. Obviously as girls we love to accessorize at any opportunity, and nail polish is one of the easiest ways. Models Own hyper-gel range have a great range of summer friendly nail polishes. Unlike many other brands the nail polishes are actually very shiny as advertised. 

There are many beautiful pastel and bold colours, such as the rich turquoise pictured above. I used it to do a cute polka dot design, and have received many compliments at work for it...(even from male customers).  These colours go well with all kinds of skin tones, and especially with a tan. Anyway enough for today. I just wanted to share this range of good summer nail polishes with you ☺. If you haven't already tried this brand it may be something worth giving a go. Oh and they have a deal of 5 products for £20/£25.  

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