30 March 2015

Pin curls brush out

Pin curls were something that have taken me quite a while to get the hang of and still am, really. 
I used to get a bit frazzled with the roll up of the hair but I'm finally getting there. 
If you wanted another vintage inspired hair set, bendy rollers are also great to use. I also have a video here on taking them out. 


16 March 2015

Afternoon tea at The Ritz // Nans 100th Birthday

Last week my nan turned 100 years old, a Century! Of course we as a family didn't want this to go un-celebrated and wanted to do a few extra special things. 

We decided on her actual Birthday to visit The Ritz for afternoon tea, it was absolutely lovely.

I've never been in The Ritz before but the building itself is just beautiful, while waiting to be seated I found myself wandering down the foyer and up the corridor just taking it all in. We sat down and had multiple waiters, choosing tea was a tricky one as there was so so much choice! It was lovely that each of us individually had our very own tea pot of our chosen loose tea.
We then had the trays bought out, little eyes light up of these treats being placed directly infront of us.

One thing I really do appreciate and want to note about visiting The Ritz is how accommodating and just overall delightful the staff were, not only with serving but how helpful they were with helping my Nan get from the car and seated. They also came out with a book signed by the staff as a gift to my Nan, along with a birthday cake bought out with the piano playing Happy Birthday, it was amazing. 

For anyone who has food allergies, I also want to note how amazing they were again. My mum and I had asked for a gluten free version for ours and this is another really big thing that was so good about our afternoon.
The waiter made sure we knew which was gluten free. From odd past experiences of eating sphelt bread, gluten free bread, lots of different types of bread, I have never found one that quite matches up to the good old standard bread. I found the gluten free bread of the sandwiches were actually nice. Gluten free bread used to be pretty bad and cardboard like but it's slowly improving now it's becoming more recognised in supermarkets. I doubt anyone would really notice it was gluten free if in a taste test, it was that nice. Sweet plates were also made up of gluten free treats as well as the scones (huge thank you and props to The Ritz)  


1 March 2015


A post a little delayed, but I'm home and have a second to blog, yay!
For Valentine's evening, Jack and I were un-decided on whether to stay in for pizza, go for a movie, go for a meal or just go for drinks.
I'm not one for massive she-bang of the commercial side of it all, but I of course wanted to do something nice together. 
After a rather cool morning treasure hunt of little things he'd bought me and having eggs and soldiers we chilled during the day.
Annoyingly my m.e decided to work against me and hit on Valentines and I struggled to move, lucky me Jack said we'll have our own Valentines the next day and instead we'll be in pj's and order pizza together instead. Dream guy. 

For our Valentines take two, Jack came up with the idea to dress up, go see fifty shades and then go for a meal and it was up there as one of the loveliest evening we spent together. 

We went to a restaurant with an american feel on Mill Road, it's one of the yummiest and best meals I've had in ages. For someone who hates eating in restaurants, I want to go back so bad. 
Full up of chilli fries, chicken wings (which were so good, we went back for more later in the week) and burgers.

I also la la love the birdcage veil Jack bought me for Valentines. I'd spotted it and left it in a shop when I was previously there for my University interview a month before and he went back for it, swoon.

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