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Finally it's the best time of the year, time to eat loads of pumpkin, there's nothing better than going to get your own pumpkin (as you can tell I'm obsessed) but it makes a nice little day out especially in the run up to Halloween! We went to Garsons Farm in Esher, it is probably the best PYO that we have been to so far!

I will post some pumpkin recipes this week in the lead up to Halloween, they're so tasty.


They may be more pricey but I would definitely prefer to pick them myself!


The best thing about getting out the city is of course the pumpkins, but it really depends on the company that you go with, especially when I live in the city it's sometimes hard to forget about living a peaceful lifestyle and doing different things to make you smile. It's good to do things to make you think about the future and not just on the 'now'. Start concentrating on doing things to make you happy and not just to please other people, I have genuinely realised these things over the past few months despite how hard it was.



I can't wait to share my Halloween! It's going to be full of too many decorations and scented candles for sure! Keep an eye out soon on my posts as I will finally be updating more, especially very soon when I try being a vegan for one week!

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This is so hypocritical of me, as in my previous posts I was so keen to start a daily blog, which I will be doing ... I promise! However I've really needed this summer to let go of many feelings that I had, sitting on my shoulders for such a long time. For example fixing friendships, forgetting some people in my life, getting over insecurities and starting a fresh in my mindset and aspects such as getting a new job. I am starting to get back to feeling myself even though I am writing this with the flu...

The past year has definitely been going so quickly, where it had been so easy to forget about some of the people in my life that have always been there for me. I constantly struggle with change even though I am always craving to change something in my life, I'm so odd like that-hope someone can relate🤷‍♀️

My main reason for not blogging for such a long time was because my laptop broke, and I hate blogging from my phone!! But I also gave up on myself, I see such inspirational bloggers and public figures and put myself down wondering why I will never be as good enough to write amazing pieces or take flawless pictures like them! The truth is, it's so pointless for me to try and be someone that I am not, I'm not perfect I have a smashed iPhone 6 to take photos for my blog, I am lazy and my grammar is awwwwful, sorry. But I have realised that I only wanted to write this blog in the first place as a hobby, somewhere to engage and communicate with others about places I love to go to, talk about how many burger places I can get round to and write about life in general.

This summer has been/is such a learning experience for me, I really feel that I have found myself and I am so ready to get back to uni, in a new place and really live life without worrying about ANYTHING!!

This is really not me to usually write something like this but I feel that it's necessary to sometimes look over at the past and see what things you would like to do better.

So here's to making fun memories, new relationships and new paths!✌🏼💃🏻

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A rainy day did not stop Rhys and I adventuring to Dorset for the day. It was so beautiful at the coast and very therapeutic for me! Places like this make me so happy and it's a really good place to relieve stress. The monkey rescue center was also amazing. It was a shame we had to see them from behind the glass as we just wanted to hold them. Dorset was such a lovely place to visit and I would like to go again in the summer when there is better weather!
I would like to start doing more blogs about my day and my day in pictures!

Lulworth Cove & Monkey World, Dorset.


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It's been a while since I have posted, I thought that I would make this extra special and exciting!!

The weather has been so lovely recently in London, this calls for evening ice cream dates I think?! From being in Covent Garden recently, I noticed that Milk Train has been constantly packed with queues out of the doors, I knew this was something special that I had to try!

The menu is very simple but with the options such as matcha ice cream, bubblegum sprinkles, Hello Panda and lots more, the menu makes it easier for you to personalise your ice cream to whatever you like!

The cafe is tiny with a few tables and chairs to sit at but not many at all. The interior is very simple and laid back, making it more appealing and stands out from busy restaurants down the same road. Wall stickers make all the difference!♥️ ⬇️

Ice Cream on a 'cloud' is one of the reasons I went into the shop. This is such a great idea, candy floss around the ice cream cone!

After a long hard decision, (we made our mind standing in the 15min que but it was so worth it), Rhys and I decided to go for the 'Vanilla Series: Popcorn &I Caramel' this had soft vanilla ice cream, popcorn, salted caramel sauce, a waffle and of course candy floss! Basically my whole day calorie intake...



A very pretty little Ice Cream making me feel summery!

The next place we moved onto was Amorino, literally 1min walk away from Milk Train. This is More of a traditional Italian gelateria.

There were so many sorbets, gelato, waffles, macaroons and hot chocolate flavours! I could not decide, as many people know my life is full of predicaments!!! In the end I decided to have coconut and chocolate chips with a raspberry macaroon in smallest cone they had, I still could not finish it!

The flower shaped ice cream is a new idea from Amorino, it's so pretty!

Milk Train was definitely my favourite as I love soft ice cream and popcorn went so well with it. This is a creative and clever cafe that is bringing a completely new style to ice cream!

Amorino ice cream was lovely, so creamy and the flower took a lot of skill to make! This is such a nice summery idea.

My 'Milk Train' ice cream- £5.35 (candy floss £1 extra)

My 'Amorino' ice cream- £5.60 (macaroon £1.80 extra)

I would reccomend trying both of these ice cream shops in covent garden!

Milk Train, 44 Bedford St, WC2E. 

Amorino, 7 Garrick St, WC2E 9AR ( Also international, Chelsea, Fulham Broadway, Charing Cross, Soho, Islington, Westfield Stratford City and Camden)


The sticker on the window of Milk Train...I have now realised how true this is♥️

My outfit that evening:

Zara Jumper Dress -£25.99

Calzedonia Fishnets -£11

Very Old Converse!

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Been such a busy start to the year, so much going on with work and university.

To end Rhys' birthday weekend we decided to go to Sticks and Sushi in Wimbledon. I have always wanted to go there even though I have not tried much Sushi before. The outside of the restaurant is so simple which made me want to go in even more and try it out.

There was so much on the menu I had no clue where to look first! We had cucumber water and also lemongrass and ginger water. A regular was £2.50 so it was not over priced.

We had tempura shrimps which was so amazing we wanted to order more! Another dish we ordered was black cod sushi...this had parts of avocado, red onion, cream cheese and asparagus. For our first time trying sushi like this we loved it! Lastly we had a platter of meats on sticks with edamame and sticky rice. All these flavors together worked so well we could have eaten so much more!

For desert we had a creme brûlée. It was so small we should have did 3 deserts for £9 however we didn't know how small they were!

The service was amazing and the interior was lovely.

There are also other locations in UK: Canary Wharf, Covent Garden, Greenwich and Cambridge.

Will be coming back so soon to try more dishes I can't wait!

We was also given beginner chopsticks which was so helpful and actually really easy to use! Now to try and use the proper ones...

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I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and happy new year!

A couple of days before Christmas I went to The Delaunay counter just to grab a coffee and cake before I went ice skating with my family. Having been to the restaurant I knew that this would not be any ordinary experience! If you get the chance to go to the Delaunay please go! The food is amazing and the decor is fantastic. The price is also very good considering the atmosphere and located in Aldwych. The counter is more to pop in for a coffee and cake or even to go. The Christmas decorations were so lovely and I genuinely felt that I was somewhere in Austria, it was a lovely feeling. Best hot chocolate I have ever tasted!

-Sophia :)

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When it's freezing outside and you have too many assignments on your hands, too many spots, not enough time to loose weight for Christmas and many other personal worries, this can be the most horrible and anxious feeling. You can feel that there is no one ever there to understand or listen to your worries and to help you. Looking at pictures of when you used to be that skinny girl with the long hair, so happy and almost completely comfortable in your own skin does not help the situation. Since living at university I have learned so many things about myself and the way I handle things. This has made me appreciate life but at times take it for granted...

Recently I have come across many things that have helped me to cope with self anxieties and just rubbish feelings really!

1) speak to someone that you trust and if you can't, write it down, write the pros and cons of situations or sit and think about things.
2) watch something humbling such as a documentary about something that is huge issue in the world. This helps you to understand that being self conscious is hard but there are awful things in life that some of us do not have to go through.
3) treat yourself right, you do not have to have money to do this, but before bed sit there with your favorite drink whether it be a glass of wine or a tea watching your favorite show or a cosy film.
4) ask yourself what it is that you do not like or feel anxious about, try and fix it. For example if you are uncomfortable about your weight, try to eat healthy and drink plenty of water, try to exercise. This will make you feel a lot better about yourself, progress is key.
5) be brave and go for it, there's no point not getting things done as these worries will never leave.. I'm not an expert and yes it's hard and I STILL have not got there yet but you have to keep trying.
6) do something that YOU enjoy! Even if anyone else does not appreciate it!
7) be yourself... there's no point being unhappy just to fit in with other people
8) the most IMPORTANT tip is to surround yourself with good people, be with people that make you feel wanted, make you laugh, smile, think about good things and are great company. At a time when you're at your lowest this may be the hardest thing, but seeing people, especially at uni every day, who know how you feel and love you and make you smile can make all the difference.

I am definitely not a guru on things like this and these tips may not help anything specifically but these are things that may help people day to day to improve their feelings and feel better about themselves.

Hard work always pays off.

-Sophia:)

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Southbank market definitely put me in the Christmas spirit❄️! This is one of my favourite things so far that I've done this winter. It's such a chilled atmosphere with so many food stalls and little gifts. Rhys and I decided to go to winter wonderland after but it was a lot more hectic and claustrophobic, I guess we just went at the wrong time. Both markets were different and obviously Hyde park was a lot bigger! But when you're walking along the Thames with mulled wine and a hot dog there's nothing better!!

So excited for Christmas.

-Sophia:)

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I've met the best Norwegian person ever!! My beautiful friend and I took a trip to covent garden after our lectures. This was definitely a good way to cure a hangover!

Firstly we wondered around covent garden and the little market stalls. We went to Whittard and tried some tea...chocolate tea was actually my favorite! We then wondered over to the Moomin Shop which was the cutest little shop I have ever been to, it felt like I was in a little cartoon world. My friend Oda was in awe😂! There was a Vivienne Westwood shop/exhibition which was amazing, the lighting, the products and the rooms were completely different and incredible in comparison to what I've ever seen before! https://www.coventgarden.london/event/galeria-melissa-london-open-king-street-covent-garden

Even though the weather was cold and rainy we still managed to get lost into the back streets of covent garden and walked into Carluccio's deli. The meringues looked insane but I was saving myself for the Pizza we had been craving from Neal's Yard.
Neal's Yard and all of the surrounding areas is one of my favorite places to visit. The colour and atmosphere is amazing. Homeslice was the restaurant that we went to that cured that hangover for sure! 20 inch pizza was DEFINITELY the right way to go. This is one of the best and casual pizza restaurants in london, the restaurant is so chilled and the service was amazing.


To finish the day off, we ended where we started with alcohol... We went for a cocktail at Dirty Martini in Covent Garden during happy hour.

We had the best day😊

-Sophia

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Summer is officially over! I keep looking through the pictures on my phone and wishing it was sunny and warm again, although winter is one of my favourite seasons!

My boyfriend Rhys and I went to Rooftop Golf at Roof East, on top of a multi-storey car park in Stratford, one day in the summer when it was really warm. There were singers, a couple street food stalls, an outdoor cinema, a bar and of course crazy golf! As you will be able to tell quite soon, Rhys and I are huge crazy golf fans..! Soon after we ventured to Westfield where we had lunch at GBK, mainly because there was an offer at the time for two burgers for £10.

Birdies Golf has now moved locations to Peckham festival, with tickets for crazy golf at £9.

Now that the weather is getting colder, Roof East will be launching Curling lanes (I think its kind of like bowling) where there are DJ's, heated cocktail bars, Karaoke cabins for up to 10 people and street food. I cannot wait to get back up to Roof east for cosy winter vibes!! It will be launching on November 3rd:)

-Sophia

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