Monday, 30 June 2014

I'm coming back!

Hello lovely followers!

Exciting announcement time - I have decided to restart and rejuvenate 'alittlebitofme'! Restart as in 'start writing for again' and rejuvenate as in 'revamp/restyle and make more current.' It is something I have been wanting to do for months and months, but as a final year student at University I had very little time to dedicate to the venture. I had an intense work schedule mixed with heartbreak and illness which took over my life - any blogging I had done would have been rushed and done for the sake of it. And I wanted to do it properly, no half measures.

But now, after three years, I have finished my BA Linguistics degree (with a first woop!!) and have all the time in the world to dedicate to restarting my blog and to start writing again. This summer I am working in retail in Cornwall, and trying to decide what I want to do with the rest of my life (or at least the next year!), and I want a 'constant' outlet to spend my time over!

This blog was my first social media venture into the unknown world of followers, posts and views, and I still feel very positive about the name and the idea. So that is my reasoning as to why I wish to continue with alittlebitofme and not start a new blog, it's my little baby that needs to grow up and become a first class version of her former self (like me I suppose ;) ). I'm going to continue to drive this blog along some of the same roads it used to frequent, such as fashion and opinion, but I am moving any food and recipe posts to my sister blog Fearless Food and Recipes.

So to start off, with Glastonbury just finished kicking off the festival spirit for the summer, I wanted to post a few pictures of festival fashion that I have picked out myself for a festival I shall be going to in Cornwall called Boardmasters. Enjoy! Comment below where your favourite clothes shop is to get summery things!

E xxx

P.S. I do shop at other places than just Primark, promise!

Saturday, 18 February 2012

new day :)

Hi lovely followers :)

Firstly, I wanted to apologise a little bit for the intensity of my last post, I wanted to write down my feelings at the time and I probably should not have blogged them so deeply! But, I'm a bit more sure of life now, so I'm going to get back on track with properly blogging :)

During drinks with my friend last night, she told me about a book that she is writing, which got me thinking about writing a book myself. I have always wanted to do it but thought I wasn't a good enough writer, but I think I'm pretty good at doing something when I have motivation, and more importantly, a good idea! So I've been cracking on with that this morning, sort of at the expense of my uni work but that can't be helped!

Also, I've been so into baking recently, and have developed a recipe for a one minute vegan chocolate mug cake (kind of unsure of the order of the adjectives atm :P )! I found the idea a while ago, but never thought I could create a vegan version - but I finally perfected it this morning and its SO DAMN GOOD! It's quite fun having to find ways to make recipes vegan (I'm not really vegan vegan as I eat meat, just don't eat dairy products and eggs) and I have a pretty good book of my recipes already forming! An idea for a next book maybe - a recipe book!

Hope everyone is good, more outfit and baking posts coming soon!

Emily :) xxx

Monday, 16 January 2012

Seven months later...

Firstly, a very happy new year to all my followers :)

I can't believe that it's been seven months since I last posted. Why is this? Because I didn't feel I had anything to write about for seven months? No, not exactly, I just didn't want to post for the sake of posting and really, it's been a bit of a weird time.

Pretty much my whole life I'd been working toward this fantasy of living and working abroad. If anyone asked me what I wanted to do when I was older I would reply convincingly that I wanted to become fluent in as many languages as possible and to use them to travel around Europe and to settle eventually in France and become a teacher. During my A Levels I always 'knew' that I wanted to do a Modern Languages degree and never considered anything else.

Until last summer, when I realised that, when I was asked about my future, my answer was always a lie. But not because I wanted to lie to people, but because I had also been lying to myself. Fast forward to the day before leaving for Uni and there I was, hysterical that I had made the wrong decision about applying to do Modern Languages at Essex Uni.

But I went, to try it, and I found that I was right, and that the course wasn't right for me. So I changed to a Linguistics degree which I really enjoyed. But then fast forward to the day before returning for my second term (3 days ago) and there I was again, hysterical about returning. But this time I can't work out why.

Is it because I don't want to return? Well I certainly know that this is the best degree for me, but is the life-style right? If I'm asked now what I want in ten years I reply, and this time my reply is (as far as I can tell as the moment) truthful, I reply that I would love to bake for a living, and to run my own coffee and cake shop. Only, I'm not sure how my degree leads to that or ultimately if that is what I really want.
Maybe people never know what they want until they have experienced it, either first hand or through seeing others having it, and then they can make an informed decision.

This post isn't supposed to be written in such a down-tone, and after re-reading it it really does seem fairly morbid, I just felt that need that everyone talks about to 'write it all down'. And so I did! I hope it will help!

Love, Emily X

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

hell to the yeahh, im finished :)

hello lovely followers :)

today i finally finished my a levels! i had my last exam and now im finally free from revision for a whole summer, lovely!
i don't think its properly sunk in, i've been to the pre-school, primary school, secondary school and sixth form in my town, thats 14 years of my life spent here!

so, i treated myself to a few things in a charity shop on my way home, here are a few photos...

the top and the two necklaces are new, also bought a shawl but the photos of it were crap, but i will soon be doing an outfit post :)

oh and i also had my hair cut yesterday and i love it, now it doesnt feel like i have a massive scarf around my shoulders 24/7, so much better for summer!

this summer i'm planning on clearing through my clothes and making three piles

  1. things to keep, as they are
  2. things to keep but customise/diy/CHANGE somehow
  3. things to donate to charity
bullet two is the one i'm the most excited about, i've been very inspired by lots of bloggers' diy's, i'll do a post as soon as i start :)

so now im going to say bye and watch the end of a documentary about the English National Ballet, i've already watched it once but it is really interesting!

bye :) Xxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

Monday = blogging, not revision

Hi everyone!

I really shouldn't be blogging today, (or on the computer at all,) because of my exam tomorrow, but recently I've been experiencing a slight lack of motivation to revise. I think this is due to the fact that im desperate to do something new, whether being creative and starting a business, going abroad and travelling, or just getting another job.

I've always loved baking (you might be able to tell this already from my blog!) and I'd love to own a cake and coffee shop, where you could go and just eat cakes and drink coffee (my life) :) I just don't know how to make this possible in the small town where I live in Cornwall. I wish I lived in a city!

I keep having idea's for new things to do and getting so excited about all the prospects, I dont know if I'm keen enough for uni anymore :S

Anyway, ramblings over now :) I just signed up for my local Race For Life race! I'm so excited to do it!
I'll be running with my mum, in memory of my amazing Granny who sadly died last year from cancer. It really feels like I can help somehow by entering, I hope to raise lots of sponsership money to help the cause.

Hope everybody is having a lovely Monday, sorry for my somewhat disjointed post today :) Xx

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Bye holiday :(

Hi everyone :)

Today is the last day of my final half-term holiday EVER - a very sad day (kinda.)
This holiday has been filled with lots of revision, days spent working in a little jewellery shop where i live, baking, seeing my girls and spending time with my family :)

Aaand, i have finallly got round to uploading some of my own photos for the blog!

My yummy cupcakes naaammm

Some photo's taken at a nearby National Trust garden

Hopefully, this week i will get round to taking a few of my prom dress! I'm just a bit hesitent because i'm not sure which shoes to wear - maybe i will put up a few photos and ask your advice :)

So, happy last day of holidays :)

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Been a while...

Wow, i only realised this morning that its been a full 13 days since i posted, almost two weeks!
This is bad, but im here now :)

The other day i bought my 6th form prom dress! For those of you who read my post on possible prom dresses i suppose its most like the summery one, but i will be putting photos up of it very soon!

So, a short post for the minute as none of my photos are on the computer yet, but i will be back soon :)