Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Ladies who Brunch...

My best friend and I don't often have time to meet up and so when we do it's always a treat.
This time we wanted to do something a little bit different and so decided to go for a sophisticated brunch!
Our orignal plan was to go to Bill's however that seemed to be everyone else's idea too as they were full, we therefore turned to our trusty friend the internet for other places to find a scrummy delight.

Eventually, we found St. Giles Cafe, a cute little cafe on St. Giles (as the name would suggest haha!) It too was packed but a kind, old couple were leaving and offered us their table and exhausted from our expedition to find brunch we took it gratefully! 

We warmed up with a latte and a hot chocolate and then were both taken by the Blueberry and Bacon American style pancakes with a maple syrup (even thinking about it now my tummy is beginning to rumble!)
The light, fluffy pancakes were delicious and the salty bacon with the sweet maple syrup and the sharp blueberries were the perfect combination!

Ahhh...this brunch was so lovely!

Millie x

A Rainy Fireworks Night...

Many months have passed since I last blogged due to the pressures of school but I'm back (YAY!) with these photos from a rainy fireworks night back in November.

I've always really loved fireworks night because there is always a fantastic display in my village.
This time I decided to bring my camera along to see what moments I could capture and although I did have some difficulties trying to take still images without a tripod in the dark and also with the rain!

Anyway despite the problems I've gotta say I'm pretty pleased with these photo's! I just love the bokeh effect created by the rain drops on my camera lens, and the colours I captured - they're just such a perfect reminder of the evening.

I hope you like them as much as I do!

Speak soon,
Millie x

Monday, 14 September 2015

Clinique Moisture Surge

Last weekend I went shopping with my friend. She's gorgeous and has perfect clear skin and so when she told me that one of her holy grail skin products is "Clinique Moisture Surge" I knew I had to grab myself one!

I only picked up a little tester from Debenhams as I wasn't ready to splurge £34 without making sure I actually liked the product and after trying it out for a week (and noticing a massive change in the way my skin feels!) I'm desperately in need of a proper jar!

Not only does my skin feel much more hydrated and plump, my skin as been healing much better from spots (usually it takes weeks for my skin to remotely heal and even then I often scar) and my skin hasn't broken out or become overly oily which I thought it would be seeing as the strap-line of the product if "extended thirst relief" which suggests a lot of moisture and I already have oily skin. This was my problem, I had been confusing moisture with oil and as soon as you sensibly think about it they are completely different! My skin had been really dehydrated and this made it dull and meant my skin was overcompensating with the amount of oil it produced, so using this moisturiser has really helped.

It makes my skin a lovely base for makeup as it leaves no greasy feeling to the skin. The smell of this product is really gentle which is another bonus! Also this little miracle product can be used under or over makeup or as a five minute moisture mask (which is great if you ask me!)

It works great on dry skin but also on oily skin so I recommend it to everyone as a brilliant quencher for thirsty skin.

I want to finish by saying that this is a great product which sinks into the skin and doesn't clog the pores and leaves your skin feeling baby soft!

I'll definitely be picking up a full size jar very soon!

Are there any products you've recently fell in love with? Let me know in the comments.

Saturday, 12 September 2015


I wrote this post back in July but never posted it and now I want to share
 it with you as I still strongly agree with what I said...

A couple of weeks ago I finished year 11 and effectively compulsory school education. Although I am staying for sixth form at my current at school, many of my friends are leaving and also all my classes and my form group will change which means I will be mixing with a whole new bunch of people! With the end of secondary school I am now looking back at what has been and forward at what is to come and I wanted to share my thoughts with you.
The truth is that people change, and that will always be the case, its how people deal with change that determines how positive or negative the experience is. During my secondary school life I did fall in and out of multiple friendships but there was one friend who I stayed close with throughout the whole five years however this friendship started to fall apart during year 10 and came to a more conclusive end just before the start of our GCSE's exams this year.  This really upset me. My view towards the situation constantly changed, I would convince myself that "whatever is meant to be will be" and I would ignore the deterioration but other days I would be curled up on my bed in tears, scrolling through pintrest quotes and wallowing in my own sadness of losing my friend. I thought of numerous things that I could do to try and mend the drift between me and my friend but the harsh reality is that once a crack appears, it takes both parties to fix it and it is an incredibly difficult feat as both friends are different people to who they were in the past and it is no use looking backwards when the current versions of both people are simply changed and don't get on as well. 
From this experience, and others similar, I now feel more confident in myself and being by myself and I have also accepted that the only person you should reply upon for your happiness is yourself. After realising these things, I have found it easier to deal with situations that, in the past, would have upset me and it is just due to a change in mindset and although it is difficult to start its gets easier and is worth it in the end when you are a generally happier person.
I know that in sixth form myself, and others, will continue to change and I'm actually looking forward to it (never thought I'd say that!) and I think it'll be exciting to mix with loads of different people as we all change. 
So, I just wanted to tell you to embrace the changes. Wisdom from past experiences has led me to share this with you and I hope that if you are currently in the situation that I was in the past that you have the strength to pull yourself out of your negative emotions and assess how positive your life is in other aspects and I believe that you can find that strength within yourself!

"Everything will be okay in the end. 
If it's not okay, it's not the end"


As many of my family and friends know, I'm a sucker for Autumn.

When the sunlight dapples through a canopy of burnt trees and there is a crisp chill in the air I feel at peace.

Autumn brings with it a calmness and a sense of reflection of the abundance of summer memories made and that's what makes it extra special.

It makes me smile when I see people bundled up in layers of woollen garments cheerfully bound through a blanket of leaves. The smell of bonfires wafts through the air, which nips at the nose and makes those warm fruit crumbles even more rewarding.

Autumn also holds many precious memories for me. When I was little, myself, my siblings and my Grandma would often go "hunting" for conkers! It would always be extremely exciting as we scoured the ground for the small shiny treasures and then squeals of delight would be heard when we hit a gold mine and we would then frantically gather the finds into our treasure chests (otherwise known as plastic bags!)

The return to school is also a perk of Autumn. Many loathe this occasion but I love seeing my friends after the long vacation and hearing of everyone's adventures whilst they have been away.

Even when the pitter-patter of rain can be heard, my love for Autumn is not dampened.

Which is your favourite season? Let me know in the comments.