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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Abbey life

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I’ve always loved going to see ruins of places; castles, abbeys, roman ruins. Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire has got to be one of my favourites; with its water gardens and beautiful lake, you can take a leisurely stroll along on a warm and sunny day. Even after a good few hours, when you’ve seen all of the ruins, the cafe is there to beckon you in with a delicious handmade ice cream or pot of steaming tea. Definitely one of the best days I’ve had in a while!

The picture below is of my sister, modelling one of my favourite skirts – yes, MY skirt, as she stole it that morning. But that’s sisters for you! I know, I know, you’re wondering when a picture of me will miraculously appear, but I will honestly post one soon… when I finally find one of myself that I actually like…

But for now I will leave you with some pretty pictures taken by moi! Comment below if you can recommend any other good ruins or castles to visit. Or even a cute little tea shop somewhere.

.: 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