My week

I love looking at other people’s week in photos so I am attempting to do one of my own. Check it out:

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As a present to myself, I bought the Harry Potter box set which is the DVD and Blue-ray copies of all 8 films! It is so beautiful! I don’t have a blue ray player as of yet, but I do plan on getting one when I have my own place next year. It’s an investment I like to think, so I will never have to buy another Harry Potter film ever again 🙂

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When I first saw this chocolate that came out of my Hello Kitty advent calendar, my first thought was Darth Vader. I’m such a geek. I didn’t actually figure out that it was actually a shepherd until lunchtime at work. In my defence, my bf also thought Darth Vader. At least we have each other!

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Mince pie ice cream! I loved the flavour and the pastry bits but was not a fan of the mince pie filling that was in there too. Was quite bitty if that makes any sense. The actual ice cream had enough of the mince pie flavour for me. Any one else tried this?

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My beautiful skirt that I love. Stood out a bit in the office (especially since I was wearing teal blue tights as well) but I don’t care 🙂

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Went for the staff Christmas do to Akbar’s indian restaurant in Castlefield in the centre of Manchester which I highly recommend. It was amazing. Check out the size of the naan bread!

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We then went to Duke’s which is also in Castlefield. I’ve never been out in Castlefield but it was a good night. I loved the look of the bar at Dukes and it was all decorated for Christmas 🙂
How was your week?
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Places I would like to visit: Portobello Market

Only a few hours away, but Portobello Market has been on my list for years! I’ve been to London loads of times, but never for more than a few days so there’s never been the chance with everything else there is to do there. I love markets and Portobello Market is one of the most famous ones in the world.
 

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Source: London Markets.co.uk
 
I can see myself spending hours there, trawling through the fashion market and the antiques market. I’ve never been to a market that didn’t just have a mish-mash of everything mixed together so Portobello appears more attractive. There have been so many times I’ve found myself walking round tables of rubbish, looking for ages for one that I can just stop at to look.
 

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Source: TripAdvisor.com
 
I hear Portobello is amazing for vintage, which is my favourite thing to shop for at markets. I just love knowing that you could find anything from the past and there’s a good chance it’ll be unique. The high street is awesome but not very unique which I do crave sometimes.
 
The great thing about having a vintage shop is when I find an awesome piece of clothing that will in no ways fit me; I can just put it in the shop. Everyone’s a winner.
 

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Source: TripAdvisor.com

Unlike my other places I would like to visit, Portobello Market is very reachable. I will have to go sometime next year. One day soon I will be shopping in Portobello market like I’ve wanted to do since I was 16.
 
Have you ever been? Would you recommend it?

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Nails, nails, nails

I never used to consider myself a fan of nail varnish, but my mind has been changed in the last year. I think it’s because working in retail killed my hands and nails. I looked forward to getting an office job where I could paint my nails and not have them be destroyed by unpacking shoes.
 
I want to try loads of colours! Currently, my favourite is Models Own Purple Ash. It looks nice with my skin tone and purple is my favourite colour. Also, I wore it on my two-week holiday and it lasted the entire time.  I would definitely recommend it. Check out the cheeky polka dots!
 

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I have started a tradition with my new job and I paint my nails a different colour every sunday. It’s a really nice feeling to not have to worry about them being ruined anymore.
 
 

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On my want list is Topshop’s Gyspy nights – I’ve heard great things, but it’s out of stock on their website. I has a sad. I’m hoping that’s only on there that it’s sold out. If not, anyone know a similar one I can try?
 

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Number One

Welcome. 

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This will be my space to natter on about things I don’t really have anyone to talk to about: fashion. Among other things I love like travel, film, food, books, photography etc will also be included. Fashion will be my main gig though I reckon. As I said, when I have a fashion query or just want to squee about something I’ve just bought or seen  – I don’t really know who to tell. My friends are the people who I embrace my geeky side with: Harry Potter (do not dis or I will stupefy you with my wand that I totally bought from the wwohp), board games and shiz like that, but not fashion.
 
Anyway, I’m off the subject. This will be my creative outlet that I can just talk about the things that I love whether people are reading or not. Would be great if you could read, but that’s not my main objective of this blog. It will be a place that I can empty my brain – not as disgusting as it sounds I promise!
 
So next time, who knows what I’ll be rambling on about be it some pretty shoes or something weird I saw and had to get a picture of (like when I saw a load of jelly cubes stuck to a car – true story).

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