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Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Beauty buys of June

Last month was more about the new summer scents and new moisturisers as I've heard its good to change now and again.. See what I purchased below :)

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

I'm wearing a maxi dress!!

Whilst we was in Cardiff it started to get quite a bit warmer then expected, me and my mum panicked a bit thinking we may need more summery clothing as we didn't pack any. We was just browsing around and now I find it hard to find clothes like, just too fussy. Surprisingly my mum found this long maxi swing dress in khaki from H&M, because of the style and colour she said it would suit me so well. I find the sizing in H&M so odd at times, on the tag they said it was available in XL but do you think I could find it, so I looked at the L and though ooh I will try it on see how it fits you never know. Well I was very surprised once I tried it on, it was fine it fitted so well and is a perfect length for me. Now I am not one for long maxi dresses as I am a little conscious of how they look on me but I thought I do not actually care I need something that will keep me cool and I personally thinks it looks nice on me. So I purchased it then I went to New Look and purchased a lace kimono which suited it perfectly and some lace up sandals from Primark. I didn't wear the outfit whilst in Cardiff but it got hotter in Ipswich when we got back and it was perfect when I went for lunch with Nowara Friday. We often forget that we do have some nice views in Ipswich but we only said this as we walked a long the docks seeing the different buildings and the water reflecting it was so calming. We had a cheeky Nandos (as you do), browsed through the town and finished off with a Costa and a long chat about everything. A few pics were snapped as the sun was setting. Oooooh and I had to finish off the outfit wit my stunning Fiorelli, Luella bag and unfortunately is out of stock in orange but they do seem to have other colours available, click here (some currently on sale too!).




 
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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Family Reunion - Cardiff 2015

Back in February my Nan (mums side) told us that the family in Wales are arranging a family reunion where my great grandmother lived, immediately we said yes we are going, it was something that had no question about it. My mum was born in Wales but hasn't been back for over 25 years, myself and my dad have never been, it was a chance to meet some more of the family as I met a small amount whilst a few of us went to London in 2010. Now I've been told soo many times I have a big family and a lot of cousins but because we live so far away from them its sometimes hard to believe. Anyway last weekend we drove down to Cardiff which has some beautiful scenery along the way and as soon as we got to our hotel that was it, there was the start of the crazy weekend. If we wasn't at the hotel or shopping we was at my mums cousins house, Karen. My nan, both aunties and cousin styed with Karen for the weekend so we popped round Karen's the Friday to meet and greet have a few drinks and catch up, a couple more of my mums cousin came round with their kids and all we did was laugh. Also we had noticed that Karen had a picture of my great grandmother and some of her children, it was so amazing to see how beautiful she was.
My great grandmother and some of my great aunties and uncle

Saturday was the day of the reunion at Butetown Community Centre, we arrived and my mum stood there for a few minutes just remembering how it was when she grew up and how much it had changed since she was last there. We all walked in and it was kind of like erm now what do we do because there was a lot of people there we did not know as there is two sides the family, Grahams (us) and Ernest. We came across a picture of a couple in Victorian times which turns out to be my great grandmothers parents and we sat there for a little bit trying to work it out which seemed confusing to start with but it was explained to us and that was where we all came from.
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