Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Graduation day!

If you follow me on instagram then you would know that last week I finally had my graduation! I finished University back in September but our graduation wasn't put on until now! Only 10 months later....Oh well it was lovely to see everyone again in my class and a good reason to finally get both of my parents up to London!
So what have I been up to since finishing University? Well  I've stayed in London, after moving here for University I'm not leaving anytime soon. I don't really talk much about what I actually do as my full time job or what I even studied at uni. So lets start there, I am now a qualified paediatric nurse well officially children and young persons nurse. So I look after babies, children and teenagers when they are admitted to hospital for all different types of reasons. I was lucky enough that I was offered an interview for a job on my final placement and they gave me a job which is what I'm still doing. It's hardcore at times but I'm learning a lot and really really enjoy it.
Straight from finishing uni I took two months off to spend time in Cornwall and to go on holiday to New York with my mum! Definitely needed the break after hardcore studying and being on placement. Then I started my job in November.
My dream is to travel the world, particularly Asia but I need to save up more money and get more experience and work before I can go. My plan was to work for a year then go but I need more experience from work so someone will employ me when I get back!

Have you graduated recently? What are your plans?

Sophie!
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Book Worm

Ever since I got a Kindle for my Birthday I haven't stopped reading, so why not blog about it hey?! And with the holiday season upon us everyone needs a good book to read whilst lazing in the sun! I'm not much for romantic chic flick books I prefer something a little darker. When I first got my kindle I didn't know what to read, so I picked from the Kindle top list. I'm not going to go into the plots much as I don't want to give any spoilers away!
I started with Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, as it had been released as a movie I thought I would read and then watch the film. Don't bother with the film just read the book. Really great book to get me back into reading. Loved the twist!
Next up was the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson, more recognisable as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. These three books were so captivating I couldn't put them down. The first book is pretty dark, with violence both physical and sexual just to be warned if you haven't read/watched the films. After I finished this trilogy I couldn't read for a while as I enjoyed them so much and nothing really was taking my interest! So I indulged in the film versions both English and Swedish. I would love for there to be further books but unfortunately the author passed away but there is talk of a fourth coming out as he may have written more or a friend is continuing the books.
Then I moved on to a classic, Dracula by Bram Stoker. For a book published in 1897 this guy had such a cool imagination modernising the vampire with cliches this generation love so much, sleeping in a coffin during the day, scared off by garlic and crosses etc. I think when reading this book you have to keep in your mind when this book was written as it lacks as much action as I would have hoped for but I think that's because I am so used to everything being so action packed these days.
Up next was Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen.About a young lady who has been put into a mental health institution to be treated for Depression. I really enjoyed reading this book as I did watching the film after. I love reading her views of the other patients and the perception of others to her. Quite a short book I thought unless I just read it super fast, but definitely worth reading.
This lend me on to The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This was another book that I struggled to put down. Another book about mental health and a young lady being admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment of depression including shock therapy. Definitely a classic and an extremely well written book. Not sure why I haven't read it before!
After The Bell Jar I had to take another break as I struggled to be interested in anything else. But eventually I started reading the Hate List by Jennifer Brown. This book is definitely a teen/young adult. Its about an American High School shooting carried out by the main characters boyfriend. This book took my fancy as I had just re-watched Bowling for Columbine so American school shootings were at the front of my brain. It's an easy read and talks through the pre and post events of the shooting. All thing I thought was the ending was super quick.

So I think that's everything I've been reading. Not sure if people are going to be interested in this post as it's a little different to what I usually go on about but hey everyone likes a little change once in a while! The book I'm currently reading is Corey Taylors seven deadly sins. After I seen Slipknot at Download I've become a little obsessed! 

Please leave me any recommendations of books you think I might enjoy or you've really enjoyed!

Sophie!
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Friday, 10 July 2015

Floral midi

Back pack - Accessorize
Sandals - Pull & Bear via Ebay

This dress at the moment is my favourite especially for this time of year. Summer = Florals and midis. My wardrobe is being taken over by them! I actually wore this outfit to my boyfriends family get together, it was a beautiful day full of food, drink and rounders! What more could you ask for?!? I apologise I definitely should have given my hair a good brush and probably a wash too! Unfortunately this is a regular occurrence. I bought this backpack at a Monsoon/Accessorize sample sale, if you live in London you really need to head to sample sales! They are the best.

Sophie!
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Friday, 3 July 2015

Plans for the Year

As Download has been and gone I am now thinking what I'm looking forward too for the rest of the year so why not tell you all about it too!?!

June - Mazey weekend - A festival in my home town in Cornwall which pretty much consists of 3 days of drinking in the sunshine well fingers crossed for sunshine! It also has parades and stalls etc. But I mainly love it as I get to catch up with my friends and get merry! This was last weekend and it was a lot of fun! Sunday was a tough day through too much alcohol, naughty. The sun did shine for us!
July - Graduation - I am finally graduating in July even though I finished my degree in September! Both of my parents are coming to London for it, I'm very excited for this as my dad hasn't been to London since I moved here in 2011. Then I am going back to Cornwall with them for the weekend for my nephews birthday.

August - Ibiza - My best-friend and I are planning a summer holiday and wanted a cheap all inclusive deal and it appears that Ibiza is the cheapest, so we thought why the hell not, it's meant to be very pretty off the strips full of drunken Brits. We've finally booked somewhere and we are going to San Antonio bay! If anyone's been there before please leave me your recommendations.

September - Canada comes to England - My friend Emily is coming back to London for a holiday and I'm super excited to see her! I used to live with Em-dawg in London before she had to go back to Canada stupid Visas! If anyone would like to marry her so she can stay here that would be great! I'm only joking she's already told me we're not allowed to organise this. 
October - Holiday in Jerez, Spain - I am going on holiday with my boyfriend and his family and their partners at the end of October for a week! We previously all went away last year to Sorrento, Italy and it was such an amazing holiday. We have rented from air bnb a cool house with a pool, pool party!
I think that's all my plans for this year so far! Hopefully lots more things will crop up! 

Any exciting plans for this year?

Sophie!
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