Five Happy Things #4

This week has been a bit rubbish if I'm honest. It's just been of those weeks where it's just been one thing after another. But lets focus on the positives.

1. Watching Hannah Maggs' videos. Baby G instantly makes me smile.

2. Handing in my dissertation. Relief that it's over, worried about the grade.

3. Finally getting to watch a varsity rugby match after 4 years of university.

4. Spending most of today outside in the sunshine.

5. Soppy, but realising how amazing my friends are. Any of you who're reading this, thank you for putting up with me! 

Earth Hour 2014

Don't forget to turn off all your lights tonight for Earth Hour

WWF have put together a list of 60 Things To do in the Dark, I particularly like the idea of a glow stick rave. 

You can also take the foot print calculator test to see how sustainable you're being.

Now I'm off to find my candles!

Go CoppaFeel!

Last night I watched Kris: Dying to Live
If you can, you definitely need to catch up on iPlayer ASAP.

Kris was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer when she was 23. She's now 28 and running a successful breast cancer awareness charity called CoppaFeel! Chances are like me you've heard of CoppaFeel! and their work, thanks to the likes of Fearne Cotton and Dawn O'Porter, but don't know the story behind it.

Basically, this is my way of spreading the awareness. Go check yo' boobs.

Also, you should go here and sign up for their monthly reminder texts/emails. 

Now go help spread the word!


Twas the night before deadlines, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
A box was put by the front door with care,
In hopes that #Bullman soon would be there.

The students were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of freedom dance in their heads.
Hot water bottle were made, all stuggled and warm
Had just settled our brains, which was not the norm. 

When out on the road there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the curtains and threw up the blinds.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen rain,
Gave a wet sodden lustre to objects in vain.
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature milk float, which soon became clear. 

With a tired student driver, and a Red Bull can,
I knew in a moment it must be #Bullman.
More rapid than bulls his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name! 

“Now Silver! Now, Blue! Now, Red and Original!
Now drink up your Red Bull, as it gives you wings!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Now fly away! Fly way! Flay away all!”

He sprang to his milk float, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all drove like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,
“Happy #Bullman to all, and to all a good-night!”

Apologies for my rubbish iPhone photos

Five Happy Things #3

Five happy things, three days late. 
Sorry for the delay in this post. It's currently that dreaded deadline time at uni and the stress is getting the better of me. Anyway, onto my happy things for last week!

1. This video by Tom from McFly. Introducing his new baby, Buzz.

2. The super tasty curry I ordered at a celebratory meal with some of the uni girls.

3. The guy who hands out flowers and chocolate on the walk to uni returned.

4. Pinterest. It's definitely keeping me sane during deadline time.

5. Going to a pub quiz, we event got free food!

Five Happy Things #2

1. Hosting The Big Brownie Birthday Tea Party for a university module, which was a huge success and made over £900 for charity.

2. My uni tutor deciding to move our assignment deadlines, significantly reducing my stress levels.

3. The cocktail I had on Friday. Cherry Drops flavour with cola bottles sweets at the bottom, which I spent quite a long time trying to get out from the bottom of the glass. A drink, a game and a snack all in one.

4. Spending Friday night dancing to cheesy 90s/early 00's songs in Popworld.

5. The giant Sunday roast I've just eaten.

The Big Brownie Birthday Tea Party

Just a few photos to show what I've been doing this week. It's been a mad one. 

I study Event Management at university, so along with our more typical final year modules like Policy and Planning and Strategic Management, we had to organise a charity event for our Live Event module.
This week has involved making hundreds of scones, cakes, sandwiches, a whole bunch of stress but also having a really really good time.

We managed to raise nearly £1000 for The Children's Hospital Charity and fingers crossed, in the running to get a first! 

Five Happy Things #1

1. My first go on a Boris bike.

2. Pancake Day.

3. The sunshine finally making its return.

4. Having Marzie back in my life.

5. Reading through my birthday present off my Grandma.

What's made you happy this week?

Turning 22

Last Friday I turned 22.

Thursday night I was treated to a massive chocolate cake from the house girls, along with some great presents. A scare pig, Fortnum and Mason tea, a Ryan Gosling colouring book and an amazing The Smiths t-shirt. They know me too well.

Eppie also out did herself and made us Quidditch beer pong and Battle Shots to play before our night out.

Of course, no birthday is complete in our house without the famous birthday sunglasses.

After our mini photo shoot we headed out.

Where I pulled out my sweet dance moves.

Quite a large chunk of my actual birthday was spent on an arduous train journey home to Wales, but when you're greeted by Marzie and your family, you can't really complain.

Mum had made me a cake, lemon my favourite.

Then it was time to open presents.

I feel like I'm at that age where I just want things for a house I don't own and food. Or is that just me?

Nevertheless, I still got some lovely gifts. 

Although I think one of my favourites has to be this one.

I gave my Grandma this book for her 80th. The idea is you get the recipient to fill it out, and then once completed they give it back to you. 

Grandma put so much effort into it and I cried (happy tears) several times. You should definitely buy one for someone, for yourself.

Fingers crossed 22 brings good things.

A Different View

Picture from this blog

Just another post I found on Pinterest that I wanted to share.
I hope I manage this at some point in my life.