‘Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)’
You may or may not know that My Chemical Romance happen to be my favourite band, ever. I saw them for the first time when I was 14, and it’s my 21st tomorrow – so it’s been a while! I can’t ever pass up a chance to see them in the UK, (*cough*5timesthisyear*cough*) and whilst I can’t make it to every show, I made sure I had tickets for their headline slot at Reading Festival. I took along my mum – my only friend that loves them too!
Thankfully they weren’t bottled like they were back in 2006 (I was nervous about it all day) and put on an amazing show – I lost my voice from singing so loud, as per usual. I’m always my happiest when I’m watching a band a love.
I thought it would be a great idea to deny the weather the pleasure of ruining my outfit by wearing brogues, not realising that it would get quite as muddy as it did! So ended up completely ruining my black patent pair, and having to buy a pair of wellies. Booo!
And my once wavy hair soon turned a little sad looking after being rained on all morning. Did you notice that I tried a centre parting for a change? It was nice not having to keep it all behind my ears for once! x
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Where the majority of small online jewellery companies you see usually deal with the typical tried-and-tested vintage brassy something-or-other on a chain, the lovely Emily of Millie Pembleton has just launched her own shinier, original range that I’m in love with. I didn’t quite realise how original and beautiful the pieces were until I got my hands on one either – and I’m not just saying that to be nice cause she sent a freebie! My ’99′ necklace is just the right weight, as well as having extra touches like the Millie Pembleton logo across the back, and a presentation box complete with care instructions. It’s little things that make the difference, don’t you think?
Wearing this thing is like carrying a kitschy piece of summer around my neck, despite the gloomy weather outside.
Emily is also providing one of you lucky things with the chance to choose one of her necklaces for yourself (good luck picking because I had a hard time – how cute is the Ice Cream Van?!), all you have to do is ‘Like’ the Millie Pembleton Facebook page or follow the Twitter account and then leave a comment here to say that you did so. Easy peasy.
I know! I always find the whole ‘liking’ and ‘following’ thing a little bit cheeky too when I’m entering giveaways, but this isn’t some big company with zillions of followers already – the facebook page currently only has 4 likes so let’s see if we can give it some much-deserved love and increase those numbers!
The winner will be announced on the 1st of September, and the giveaway is open internationally.
P.S – Never try using ice cream as a prop in photos – it melts. x
The Mid-Somerset Show
Today I was stood in a field, surrounded by tractors, cows, and tents full of ‘prizewinning’ oversized vegetables, watching The Wurzels (..”I’ve got a brand new combine-harvester”? Anybody? No?..). And after living in London for the past couple of years, I couldn’t help but think that if I brought any of my friends along, they’d find it rather odd – all the “ohh-arr”ing and cider drinking. Still, I suppose each county must have it’s own, slightly embarrassing (but loveable all the same!) equivalent, right?
My favourite part has to be looking at the rabbits and poultry – sounds strange, but there are some beautiful birds that almost look like they are in costume – check out this guy – he was probably one of the most fashionable people at the show. Although if you’re into that English ‘heritage’ look, there were wax jackets a-plenty ; )
My mum told me I looked the part in my gingham – a bit like the lid of jam jar I suppose! The top was just a few dollars from a thrift store in Vegas, with a skirt from American Apparel and a bag from Primark.
Oh, and I hope I haven’t made your mouths water too much with all my pictures of food! People must have thought I was odd taking pictures of cheese! Perhaps I should enter them in the photography competition next year and try my luck at winning the grand prize of £3!! x