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May the Buddha Be With You.

3 Sep

I’ve never been a religious person. I do not judge what other people believe, but it’s just not something I ever fell into. It never really seemed to make sense to me and no-one ever encouraged or pushed me to have faith in some kind of higher power. It seems now, though, that I’m surrounded by so many different types of people, the question is popping up more and more.

I still answer the same. I don’t have a religion. Although these little trips to the beautiful Korean temples do always give me a funny feeling inside. I cannot commit myself to this ideal considering we had such a strange, and albeit unsatisfactory, temple stay on the mainland which involved monks with pizza hut pizzas, coke and iphones when we were stuck eating rice and kimchi. I can, however, say I am more intrigued about religion than I ever have been before. How it shapes a person. How it can give people strength and hope where others may just give up. How it gives people boundaries and rules….

What do you think?

Maxi Skirt and Top– Uniqlo

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It’s really difficult to remember to blog when…

5 May

…the views near your apartment are like this…

A New Life in Jeju.

31 Mar

So, we arrived back to Korea earlier this week and have been hit with a whirlwind of excitement and exhaustion. Jeju is even more beautiful than I remember from when we came here on vacation last year. Standing on our rooftop, if you look one direction you can see the sea. If you look the other way, you can see Mount Hallasan. Our apartment is absolutely ma-hoo-ssive, as you can probably see from the pictures, and everyone at our new school seems calm and kind. We’re still getting over our jetlag and our mammoth journey– I feel like I want to sleep for days! Hope y’all are okay x

London Calling.

28 Feb

London called the other day, so I took the train to go and visit it. Yup, myself and my lovely friend Lisa wandered around the sights of the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament and other gems, whilst only stopping to quench our thirst with tea and coffee. Can you believe what a glorious day it was? If you know England well, this kind of weather is unheard of in February. Not that I’m complaining!

Love Me Do.

9 Feb

Today I popped into Liverpool to see couple of my lovely friends I met in South Korea. I always enjoy my little trips to Beatles land. In fact I’ve been to the Beatles museum enough times to not really require the head phones and narrative any more.

Here are a few s from our drink in the Cavern pub and visit to the Tate gallery where they had some ace stuff on show. Yes, that second one really is a s**t load of bread with bodies bitten out of it.

There you go then, that was ‘A Day in the Life’ of me. We’ve been very busy recently, zooming up and down the country seeing our loved ones before we flee the country again. I really am a ‘Day Tripper’; an awfully tired ‘Day Tripper’. And tomorrow we are heading up to Scotland for a long weekend. ‘I’ve Got a Feeling’ it’s going to be amazing. Catch you all when we’re back.

P.S- Sorry for all The Beatles references. I’m done now. Over and Out. ‘Hello, Goodbye’.

San Francisco Sailor.

4 Oct

Oh man. I suck at updating my blog. For real. I apologize to all you imaginary readers out there. But I have an excuse. What is it, you scream? I’ve been too busy having fun. It’s tough having too much fun. Exhausting. It’s sucked the life out of me. Good excuse, eh?

For two and a half weeks I have been exploring the stimulating city of San Francisco and the surrounding areas. Apart from the beating it’s had on my feet, wallet and head (an accident with a marble kitchen surface), I have been having an amazing, exciting, enthralling time. Titillating, almost. This week, though, I am slowing down a touch. Help puppy-sit for the mini-dachshund of my brother’s who recently slipped a disc and required spinal surgery. Spruce up my C.V. Drink too much tea. Read books. Things that I genuinely have never had the time to do before. This is the first time since I was 13 that I have been unemployed. The first time I haven’t had something to do. I’ve settled into it pretty quickly, and I think doing nothing suits me.

I took a stroll down to the water to snap my chilled nautical outfit for today. This over-sized shirt is one of my favourite lazy day looks, and I thought it only apt to be by the sea when shooting my sailor-inspired get-up. What do you wear on a lazy day in the house? What should I do with myself next?

Shirt: Old Navy, Shorts: Forever 21, Shoes: Tesco, Socks: Wonderplace, Neck Scarf: Official Aston Villa Store, Belt: Thrifted

Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair.

23 Sep

As predicted by my disorganized self, I have been so busy and excited the week I have spent in the glorious city of San Francisco so far that I have had not a single second to devote to my beloved blog. I wouldn’t normally post pictures of my holidays, but considering I’ll be here for a month, and what I’ve done so far boasts an array of enthralling activities, I have decided to let my little blog in on what I’ve been seeing. So far we have: dropped by a drag show, sauntered across the Golden Gates bridge, toured Sonoma wine country, stumbled upon a nudist beach, cast an eye over the California Redwoods, been locked up on Alcatraz, cruised on the world famous cable car, and explored the exciting Haight-Ashbury under the guidance of an extremely ‘far-out’ hippy-lady straight from the ’60s! The latter event involved hanging out where Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Grateful Dead and all those other magical musicians spent there time during the summer of love. San Francisco has been awesome so far. Much more to come! We are off to Lake Tahoe tomorrow…. let the fun continue!