I’ve arrived in sunny…

Orlando Florida! 
 
It turned out that I had 6 days holiday to use before the end of this month and my family were going anyway so they got me a plane ticket! My parents own a holiday home out here that they rent out and they come every so often to make sure it’s still standing ha ha. I went from stepping out in the snow yesterday (in peep toe flats) to stepping out into the sunshine. 
 
So I arrived yesterday afternoon after a very enjoyable 9 hour 10 min flight. Both seats next to me were empty (score!), the food was good and I watched 4 films. Bridesmaids (not what I expected, but funny), Friends with benefits (enjoyable), In time (awesome), and Bad Teacher (not as bad as I heard it was). And yes, that is three Justin Timberlake films. Didn’t even mean to.
 
So my first meal in the U.S of A was in true american style, a big ass steak. Now in the picture, it may look small but I can assure you, it was big and can be only described as a beast! Though it took me awhile to devour, I’m proud to say I did it. 

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I’m here until Sunday so I’m off to soak up a bit of sun outside. Already went in the pool this morning. It’s a hard life!
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Top 10: Week 3

Been awhile since I’ve done one of these but here is my top 10 pretties in the shops right now. 

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I am lusting after that unicorn jumper. And not a bad price for one from Topshop. Will have to pop in soon and see how the fabric feels. Seems to be a new thing I do, must have lovely soft fabric. 
 
I adore the print on both New Look dresses, but the birdcage print on 7. really catches my eye. It’s hard to tell here but there’s cut out detail on the waist which is cute, but I doubt it will suit me. I usually run away from cutout detail. May have to see if I can either pull it off or wear it with a contrasting coloured vest underneath. Maybe even a long sleeved top for the current weather? Watch this space. 
 
Have you seen or bought anything in the shops recently?
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Resolution roundup: January

So how did everyone’s January go? I’d like to actually keep track of my resolutions this year so I’m going to keep track of them here. I originally posted them here.
 
1. Take care of my face.
 I think I’ve done really well so far. I haven’t missed a day in my skincare routine which makes this the longest time I’ve actually followed one without missing a day. Even after a night out. Though there hasn’t really been a difference on my face, I’m going to keep at it. Maybe I’ll adapt my routine a bit. Fingers crossed for next month.
 
2. Take my shops Random Quirks and Toast Rack to new heights.
 Well I’ve been working hard on both shops and have been getting sales. I took part in a craft and vintage fair and have bought all my new supplies for S/S 12. The biggest development is the Random Quirks website which is being created by my big brother. It is looking great so far and I can’t wait to see what it looks like when he’s finished. More big plans for February are on the way!
 
3. Save money. 
I have been successfully putting money aside in both my savings and an extra account for when I eventually move in with the bf. See, 2 accounts for my long term and short term goals – aren’t I grown up? 
 
4. Keep blogging regularly 
I reckon I’ve been doing pretty well. 16 blog posts in January is not bad at all. And I managed 6 posts on my other blog for my shops. Carrying on!
 
5. See more, do more. Take photos! Try new and different things. 
Have been trying to do things on my to do list and documenting them with pics. Managed to go to the science museum, see my mum and brother, go on an impromptu night out, cinema, buffets, and generally chill with the bf and friends. I have more plans for February including a surprise for you. On Monday I may be blogging from a random place in the world. But where? This was very last minute as I found out I have 6 days holiday. How to use them? You’ll see…
 
Right, that’s a lot of text. Here’s a pic of the shoe on my shoe calendar today. 

 

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How costumey! Reminds me of a masquerade ball or something like that.
So, how have your resolutions been going?

 

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My week 6

So apart from working, I had quite a lazy week. And a lovely weekend with the bf.

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These pantomime stamps were on a package I received this week. Made me giggle.

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Vintage Gossip Girl, season 2. This was pretty much how I spent my evenings.

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Received my first graze box after getting a free one with a code in Glamour magazine. Scarfed it all. Delicious. Decided to keep up the subscription for a bit as it would be nice to have stuff to nibble on for work.

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My nails this week. In typical Nomad fashion, I didn’t mean for it to come out like this. It was supposed to be a few simple polka dots but ended up as a dotty dalmatian-esque affair. Meh, I like it. Some of the best things are accidents.

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My main post for the Manchester science museum is here but here’s just an extra pic. Pretty pattern 🙂

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Why hello there it’s me! An outtake of my guest blog post which is now on Sparkly Flamingo’s blog here.  
 
How was your week? Freezing? If not, then consider yourself lucky 🙂
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A day out at the museum

Today me and the bf went to the Manchester Science Museum and then had a late pub lunch. Though it was absolutely freezing, I had been looking forward to this for a while. I love having weekends now. 

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This was in the main foyer. You take your photo on the machines below and your picture appears up here. 

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I was in my element in the textile hall. Was telling the bf all the little facts I remembered from uni. Some people really don’t understand how sciencey textiles is. How cool are these shoes?

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Underground Manchester. Really felt like I was in Harry Potter (such a nerd) and makes me really want to go to the WB Studio Tour (I so am!). Learned about sewers and gas – so romantic. Go on, ask me anything, ha ha!

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We then went to the poshest pub I’ve ever been to, The Ox, which is right across the road from the museum. The bf spotted a sign that said 2 courses for a tenner, so we thought why not. This was my starter (very photo worthy), goats cheese and red peppers. Delicious!

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My main course was salmon and teriyaki noodles, also delicious and photo worthy.

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And introducing the poshest fish and chips I have ever seen (those wedges were awesome!).
 
I also took photos of my outfit today but those are in a guest post that I’ve done for Sparkly Flamingo. Not sure when it will go up, but I will let you know. I’m excited, I’ve never done a guest post before. 
 
How was your saturday?
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