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 :.
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Airport Shenanigans

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Waking up to a 3:45 alarm and a freezing cold room wasn’t exactly the most pleasant start to the day. Think banging headache (probably from last nights Baileys), crusty eyes, and shivering. But I can’t very well complain. No, that would just be far too unreasonable – because this is the day that I finally got to go on holiday.

After rolling out of bed the chaos began; checking the list of last-minute items over and over again, trying to shut the cases without them bursting open again, and ensuring that my passport was definitely in my bag (for about the twentieth time). Yes, it was chaos, but in a good kind of way. Going on holiday is supposed to be stressful, right until you pass into the duty-free part of the airport. That’s when you can relax… for a little while.

Duty-free is my favourite part of the flying experience. Not only because you save money, but because everything is together and it’s easy to browse. Today was a good day for purchases as I managed to get; YSL bronzer, YSL foundation, and a Dior lipstick for my friend’s eighteenth – all for reduced prices. I wanted to spend more time there, but it was time to board and (of course) my sister was panicking because the final boarding call had just been announced.

Once on the plane, I called dibs on the window seat and relaxed with an issue of Elle. As I’ve had an ear infection for the last two weeks, I was a little worried about take off and landing, but it was actually alright, thank God. The flight was four hours and was very pretty – see picture of fluffy clouds. We arrived in Heraklion, Crete at about 12pm UK time and then set off for the villa.

Although I would love to tell you that the sun was beating down on us and i sunbathed all day, it is a pretty different story. Rain clouds lingered overhead, threatening to spill at any moment. And of course, this did nothing good to our spirits. My heart sank and, to make things even worse, the dinner we ate on the first night (the most expensive of the week, €60!), was horrible.

So maybe I’m complaining a little too much? You think? Well, did I mention the fact that there was centipedes all over the villa and, to top things off, in my bed?! Lovely…

.: Emily :.
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Sun, Sea, Sand

Holiday 431That’s right people – I am off to the wonderful island of Crete on my autumn holidays. There’s going to be lots of sun, lots of relaxing, and best of all, LOTS OF EATING GREEK FOOD. Yes, I am a self-admitted foodie who would choose, above anything else, to eat all day. I love all kinds of food and will try absolutely everything. So what I’m really trying to say is – expect many posts about food, the weather, and my personal style. There will be many.

On the topic of holidays, it’s been at least two years since I left the UK – far, far too long. The last time I went away was to Cyprus (don’t worry, I don’t always go to Greece, but I love love love it there). Anyway, my holidays don’t just consist of sitting on the beach all day getting a tan. I like to get out and about to see what secrets the island really holds. Visiting traditional markets, with row upon row of hand-crafted glass beads; travelling to remote mountain villages to feast on the most delicious food in the whole world; wandering around long-forgotten settlements from thousands of years ago. These are the things I love.

I probably won’t get the chance to post again before I touch down in Crete – three controlled assessments at college and packing the suitcase can tie a girl down – but I shall be posting away once I get there. Γειά σας (that’s goodbye in Greek).

.: Emily :.
xxx