Autumn Tag…

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It’s here, my favourite time of year. Out of all the seasons I am most definitely an Autumn/Winter girl. I enjoy the heat of summer, as long as I can find air con. But my main Summer foe is heyfever. It comes and goes in waves over the Spring/Summer seasons and I am always on edge that something is going to trigger it and I’ll look like I am crying all day. Autumn is all about sunshine and dewy foggy mornings, of crunchy leaves and the smell of bonfires. I can’t wait! 
I have picked up these questions from a mixture of blog posts I have read over the last few weeks and thought today would be the day to answer them, So lets go!
What is your favourite thing about Autumn?

Layers. When the day could be quite warm but the morning starts with a bite I love layering up in cardigans and jumpers. This is always a good excuse for me to go shopping too, as I wear them so much that they tend to get ratty so each season I sadly have to go to buy new ones. This year I am looking at GAP and H&M for my fix!
What is the worst thing about Autumn?

Soggy trouser bottoms and wet converse!
 I am only 5ft3 so a lot of my trousers are a tad on the long size, combine this with canvas shoes and you get VERY wet feet whilst husky walking in the morning!
Favourite Autumn movie?
My favourite has to be Hocus Pocus. I know this could go in a Halloween tag, but Hocus Pocus still means Autumn to me. 
Favourite Drink?

I worked at Starbucks for four years, but we only got Pumpkin Spiced Latte for the first time last year, and initially I really REALLY disliked it. But then I customised my recipe and now have it with soya milk and now I love it.
Favourite Scent?

 Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay, which really reminds me of my childhood in Norfolk. Whilst this particular scent does not linger on my skin very well, I always spritz it on my jumpers and scarves, which makes snuggling up in these extra Autumnal.
What is your favourite Autumn treat?

Apart from the occasional PSL, in autumn I always fall back in love with porridge. Random, I know. But when I have walked the dog and been to the gym whilst the sun is still rising, there is something really comforting about coming home and eating a big bowl of porridge with jam, or honey and cinnamon.
What is your Favourite place to be?

Norfolk is a spectacular place to be in the Autumn. When all the leaves are on the turn, and the fog really early in the morning roles across the flat fields, it’s very special. This was always my favourite time of year to be walking to work. My Dad lives in a small village, and growing up I worked in a hotel about a mile away. During the autumn I really enjoyed the walk to and from work a lot more than the actual job 🙂
What changes do you make to your skincare routine?

This Summer I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Sorbet, but already I have begun to notice that this isn’t moisturising enough for the colder weather. If anyone has any recommendations I would love to hear them, to save me from a few hours research. (who am I kidding, I love doing research!)
So that’s that!
Leave me a link below if you do it, or have done something similar. I love reading these posts!
Much Love 
-amanda xx

One of those questionnaire things….

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7.30

2. How do you like your steak? Medium/ Rare.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Unstoppable – Chris Pine……..

4. What is your favorite TV show? Castle (at the moment)

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Paris

6. What did you have for breakfast? I didn’t, whoops

7. What is your favorite food? I actually don’t really have one… Maybe tuna?

8. What foods do you dislike? Bananas (like the flavour, but can’t stand the actual fruit.)

9. Favorite Place to eat? Chinatown.

10. Favorite dressing? The stuff they put on Caesar Salad

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? I don’t. But I would love an Audi R8 if your offering.

12. What are your favorite clothes/accessories? Jumpers. The bigger the better.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Middle ear….um I mean New Zealand

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? half emptly

15. Where would you want to retire to? Middle of oxfordshire…. actually here…

16. Favorite time of day? Morning.

17. Where were you born? Nottingham

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Gymnastics

22. Bird watcher? Even tho I lived in Rural Land – not really my thing.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning.

24. Do you have any pets? A cat, called Minerva

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share? Nope, sorry.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet, until I discovered that I was crap at science

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Why can’t I be both?

29. Are you married? Nope.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? yep.

32. Any pet peeves? People who have really loud phone conversations in quiet trains.

33. Favorite Pizza topping? Mushroom and Chicken

34. Favorite Flower? Giant Daisys

35. Favorite ice cream? Bohemian Raspberry

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? Maccy D’s.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test? I haven’t – yet.

38. From whom did you get your last email? Nisha –

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Next, or H and M

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Went to dublin with complete strangers (apart from my house mate)

41. What was your favorite vacation? Monpellier – France.

42. Last person you went out to dinner with? Bex and the residents of Tyrwhitt Road.

43. What are you listening to right now? BBC News.

44. What is your favorite color? Indigo

45. How many tattoos do you have? None – yet.

47. How many kids do you want? 2

48. Coffee Drinker? Too much.

49. How many piercings do you have? None.

50. What time is it? 6.24


Five Things I Couldn’t Live Without….

I’m bored. When I am bored – I blog.

SO – Five things I could not do without. (things- not people- so don’t be offended)

Clinique 3 step face stuffs.

Because without this my face would go on strike. And yes, at this moment in time I am being THAT shallow.

Because I do not own coats. Ever. Or if I do I don’t remember to wear them.
But I will never be without a scarf.
A Diary.

Not in a ‘dear diary‘ sappy kind of way.
I have kept one since 1995, and it’s just become habit.
They are boring as fuck, with atrocious spelling and handwriting to boot, but they are mine. Every now and again I dig them out from there various resting places and read them for a laugh.
They do not disappoint.

If you are reading this blog you must know me – and therefore I do not need to go into any detail…..

I doubt there is a day that goes by when I don’t drink a cup of tea.
It cures hangovers, heartache, headaches and, well, I have run out of H’s but you get the gist.
Lets put it this way –
I am the kind of person that will drink tea at the cinema. (but then again thats partly because I get cold in the cinema)

If I got stuck on a desert island this list is what I would like to have with me. (I assume that food is already part of the agreement right?)

Warning, I will probably do useless blogs over the next few days – why, because I have an essay due soon, and am therefore not doing anything productive WHATSOEVER!

Much Love

Another Year Later Part One….

It has been another year in the life of me, so I thought I’d end it with some of these things… sorry to bore you!
I haven’t been up to much this summer (blah) But come next week i should be permanently back in London, and things should be SO much better!

Here is to hoping that the 23rd year of my life will be fun!!

This is going to be majorly personal, you ready?

Promise to take this without deleting any questions?

Are you happier now than you were five months ago?
Not much has changed really

Have you ever slept in the same bed with anyone?
Of course

How many people do you trust with everything?

What was the last thing you drank?

Is there anyone you want to come see you?
Yes but doubtful

Name one thing you love about winter?

Name something you dislike about the day you’re having?
It’s very boring and I killed the washing machine

What’s the first thing you did when you opened your eyes today?
moved the kitten off my pillow

Do you believe you can be friends with your ex?

Have you ever kissed the last person you sent a text message to?
Um – No

Is there anybody that you wish you could fix things with?
yes, but it’s a two way thing so….

Could you go out in public, looking like you do now?
no, i’m wearing pj shorts, I’d freeze

Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?

Are you good at hiding your feelings?
A bit too good, that is my problem

Are you listening to music right now?
yep, mix of Robert Plant and Mumford and Sons

Who was the last person you talked to on facebook chat?

Have you ever done something you told yourself you wouldn’t do?

Have you laughed today?
a little

Would you rather not eat or not sleep?
Not eat, It’d probably do me some good.

What do you normally drink in the morning?
tea or coffee

Does talking about sex make you uncomfortable?
Not really

Do you believe that all boys are the same?

Did you drink any alcohol this week?

Did you get drunk?

Do you like to cuddle?
Who doesn’t?

Would you ever try being a vegetarian?
I just don’t think i’d last

Do you like your bed?
Yeah it’s comfy and I will miss it.

Are you busy tomorrow?
Not really considering it’s my birthday

If YOU (not your parents) won a million dollars, what would be your first thought?
Buy a house!

Who was the last person to smoke a cigarette in your presence?
Someone from uni probably

Is it cute when guys/girl kiss you on your forehead?

Would you prefer a small, intimate wedding proposal, or a big-scale, over-the-top proposal?
Umm probably small and personal because over the top seems fake

What’s bothering you right now?

What were you doing at 12 am last night?
sleeping –

Do you drink more apple or orange juice?

You kissed someone today, didn’t you?

Do you have any plans for the weekend?
Not particulaly

Who is the first person you texted this morning?
Sarah from where I used to work

Is it more common for you to follow your heart or your mind?
My mind, which is definitely a bad thing….

When was the last time you gave your number to someone?
last week, but to an estate agent – Hard Core lol

Have you ever wanted to tell someone something, but didn’t?

What’s something you really want right now?
A hug.

Are you a mean person?
Not as far as I am aware, and if so, not intentionally.

Do you hate the last girl you had a conversation with?
Nope of course not

What’s your wallpaper on your phone?

What do you hear right now?

Have you ever broken someone’s heart?
I hope not.