London Calling

As you can all probably guess by the title of this post, I am off to London in a couple of weeks. Now I know I’m not actually there yet, but I am extremely excited. It’s going to be my 18th birthday on the 11th December so I want to do something memorable, and seeing that I’ve only been sightseeing in London once, it seemed fitting. I also got a little bit philosophical and felt awful that I’d been abroad more times than I had seen the capital city of my home country. Shockingly unpatriotic!

I’ve decided that I want to shop all day and only stop to gorge myself with delicious food and champagne (I can’t go without alcohol on my eighteenth birthday can I?). I’ll be visiting all of the typical destinations; Harrods, Selfridges, Oxford Road, Piccadilly Circus, the list goes on…

My main aim will be to find a really nice bag. It’ll probably be hard work, seeing as I have been searching the internet for months and having absolutely no luck at all. However, I’m set on wandering around until I find one that I like because my mum has promised to buy me the perfect bag. Shame I can’t seem to decide what my perfect bag is!

So, if any of you wonderful people can recommend anywhere nice to shop, any good brands to look at, or any lovely places I can find a Champagne lunch or delicious dinner, let me know in the comments below please! I’ll love you for it.

Oh, and in other news, I haven’t been posting much in the last month because I’ve been super busy with college work. Apparently I’ve actually got a chance of getting into medicine so my teachers have been working really hard to give me mock interviews for university and also tried to help me perfect my applications. After about four weeks of sitting and waiting to hear back, I finally heard from one of the universities and I now have an interview in January! Exciting times. And I also lost 6lb!

.: Emily :.
xxx

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Clichés and opinions

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In a matter of months I’m going to have to sit down in front of some extremely scary, important and intimidating people in order to prove myself. I’ll have to show them just how brilliant I am (or pretend to be anyway) and why I would be the most perfect doctor in the whole world (or a pretty good one anyway). They’ll ask about my interests, my opinions on current health matters, and how quick I can be at problem solving. And that might sound easy – just be who you really are – but it’s never that simple.

These people are going to want certain answers – because who wants a murderous doctor? But they will also want me to think for myself, to give original opinions, to be myself. Now you see why it’s going to be hard?

So my dilemma; how on earth am I ever going to prepare for these dreaded medical school interviews?!

So my opinion on assisted suicide. I truly believe that assisted suicide should be allowed. How is it fair to stop those who want to die, who are suffering of a terminal illness (and are going to die anyway), from dying? There will be some people who say that life is not ours to take, but we are the ones having to live it, so why shouldn’t it be up to us? I know that this is a touchy subject, but if we don’t start to talk about it, then things are never going to change.

Convincing enough?

Well, that was just me, being me. Hopefully that’ll be enough, because I don’t think I’ll be able to pull anything else off along with all the nerves on the day. And then again, I wouldn’t want to put on too much of a show like some medical school candidates. The interviewers would find out in the end.

So my plan is to just be myself. Cliche? Definitely. But do I care? No.

.: Emily :.
xxx

The leaves are falling – November Purchases

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I’m going to let you into the world of Emily’s purchases. I’ve not actually contained all of the things I bought this month in this post because there’s a lot (I was going back to college so I had an excuse!). But the pictures show some of my favourites.

First we have my Amazon purchases of the month. As you’ll probably come to learn, Amazon is my go-to place for books and DVDs. It’s super cheap, you hardly ever have to pay delivery, and who doesn’t want books delivered in the post?! It’s like Christmas has come early every time I open the parcels.
104 Things to Photograph is my kind of project for over this year. As its my last year in college – and next year I’ll be off to uni – I want to make some memories and I hope I’ll be inspired by some of the things in there. The second thing is Her Dark Curiosity, and that’s a sequel to this really great book called The Madman’s Daughter. It’s set in the past, and it’s everything a book needs to be; a mystery on an island, a beautiful romance, and a dangerous pursuit. I would definitely recommend! Finally, we have The Rehearsal, and to be honest, I don’t really have a clue what it’s about. One of my friends recommended it so I said I’d give it a go. I’ll let you know how it went.

In terms of fashion, I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Next this month. Now, when I say obsessed… almost all of the clothes you see below are from there…

1 – This Black Playsuit is – yes, you guessed it – from Next. It’s a really nice fit and looks gorgeous with the silver Ted Baker belt and some heels I had bought for me for prom. I’ve bought it for my 18th; it’s comfortable, looks pretty good, and won’t fly up in the wind after I’ve had too much to drink!

2 – I’ve bought the Black and White Jumper, again from Next, as you can never have too much knitwear for cold Autumn days. It’s cosy without being too heavy and it looks really great with jeans or tucked into a skirt. The necklace I put with it is actually about three years old, but places like Topshop have got some that are really similar.

3 – This Red Lace Top (cough, Next again, cough) is my guilty pleasure of a purchase this month. I just couldn’t resist. It goes really well with any trousers and the lace feels really good quality. The Black and White Trousers are from Dorothy Perkins and were a bit of a risky buy – I don’t usually wear printed trousers because I HATE my legs – but I actually really like them. Paired with loafers and a thick coat, this outfit if perfect for a nippy Autumn day.

Thanks to everyone reading my blog! If you’d like to see more then please click to follow it and leave a comment below. What are your favourite buys this month? Any good new books out?

.: Emily :.
xxx

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Rain rain go away…

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As you can probably guess from the title of this post, I don’t like rain. I’m not sure that anyone does… unless they can stay indoors, wrapped up, without the threat of being sent outside. But that doesn’t happen much. No. Whenever it rains, my fate seems to have me needing to go out into it and get absolutely soaked. Typical! So what do I do when it rains?

Shop!!!!!!

I have literally been sitting here for the last few weeks, doing UCAS applications whilst ordering some kind of clothing from one shop or another. I’ve also been really ill over the last couple of days so I’ve been on the sofa, scrolling through the iPad apps and once again ordering clothes. The thing is, when I order things, unless it’s free delivery, I tend to have it delivered to the shop (because who wants to pay £4 every time you order something?!). And of course, that means I have to go outside…

… into the rain.

So now, I’m about to head outside to pick up some Next clothes and it’s absolutely tipping it down. All in the love of clothes… Wish me luck! And let me know in the comments below what you guys will be ordering this Autumn? Jumpers, hats, scarves, or maybe even bikinis for a Christmas getaway?!

.: Emily :.
xxx

P.S. On another note, the picture is a picture of Pippa, sad because it’s raining.

Signing off my life

This last week has been the most hectic I’ve had in a long time. I’ve had to finish my UCAS application – in which my personal statement was torn to shreds three times – and actually decide on a list of four universities I want to apply to. This might sound like a piece of cake, but for anyone else who has gone through this process, you’ll agree with me when I say; IT DEFINITELY IS NOT A PIECE OF CAKE! Now that it’s all done though, you would think that I actually have a little bit of time to relax before more hard work kicks in.

But that isn’t the case.

Now comes the US Common Application to fill in, along with the work I’ve not done whilst I’ve been filling out my UCAS application. I know, I know; I’ll stop moaning now. Rant over.

Deciding where to go to university hasn’t been an easy choice. Although studying medicine limits the universities to about 31 in total, the entrance requirements are all very similar, so it’s really been a matter of picking the prettiest places out there. I’ve picked two in Scotland and two down south (anywhere other than the North-West is absolutely fine with me!).

But then my number one out of all of them is Ireland! I am so determined to go and study in Dublin because it’s all a part of my heritage. I discovered over the summer that I am actually an Irish citizen; meaning that I will qualify for free fees (I know, crazy!!). Also, the accent is so so so so perfect and I love love love love it!

However, I also have the US to consider too – places like Yale and Harvard – but it’s just so damned expensive! Just to apply it’s going to be about $1000 dollars, and that isn’t including all of the entrance exams. See my problem? It just seems a bit pointless to apply when I’m so keen on going to Ireland.

So now all I can do is wait and see. Wish me luck!

.: Emily :.
xxx