21/07/2014

101 things in 1001 days

Bit of a different post today, the 101 in 1001 days is something I have wanted to do for a while now but never really got round partly because I could never think of enough things for my list! I've finally sat down and decided on all of the 101 one things after about a year of this sitting in my draft folder (whoops). One of the main challenges for me will be actually completing the list as I have a tendency to start things and not finish them but I thought that this list would hopefully make me more likely to complete tasks as I have a deadline to work to.

Start Date: 20th July 2014
End Date: 16th April 2017

I have made a separate page for this where will update my progress and I will blog about any of the more exciting tasks that I complete.  So here's my list:

1. Get my teeth whitened
2. Go without chocolate for a week
3. Eat my five a day for atleast a week
4. Go for a jog
5. No fizzy drinks for a month
6. Clean my makeup brushes more regularly
7. Watch a horror movie
8. Go to three new places in the UK
9. Use up a whole nail varnish
10. Complete my scrapbook
11. Stay in touch with my school friends
12. Go to a festival
13. Go to the theatre
14. Do a year abroad whilst at University
15. Get a new hairstyle
16. Go to New York
17. Graduate from University
18. Go to Glastonbury
19. Go to Paris
20. Watch a new TV series
21. Blog more frequently
22. Go on a spending ban for a month (other than essentials)
23. Get a first for one of my essays
24. Go to three concerts
25. Visit a museum
26. Improve my cooking skills
27. Keep a diary regularly
28. Read 50 new books
29. Have a Harry Potter marathon
30. Donate Blood
31. Do more things outside of my comfort zone
32. Go to the seaside
33. Go on a picnic
34. Visit Nottingham Castle
35. Become more confident
36. Visit a new restaurant
37. Raise some money for charity
38. Try five new foods
39. Wear skirts and dresses more often
40. Improve my posture
41. Go to Wollaton Park
42. Go to the 2016 Olympics
43. Go to three new countries
44. Write a letter to myself for the end of uni
45. Do campus 14
46. Get my eyebrows shaped
47. Go to a blogger meet up
48. Go on a girls holiday
49. Dress up for halloween and have a party
50. Get contact lenses
51. Learn to cook three new things
52. Save £500
53. Go to midnight viewing of a film
54. Join a society at university
55. Go a whole day without the internet
56. Blog every day for a month
57. Wear a bikini and feel comfortable in it
58. Go to a market in Covent Gardens
59. Make skittle vodka
60. Bake a cake for a friends birthday
61. Go for more walks
62. Drink at least 1 litre of water a day for a month
63. Comment on more blogs
64. Reach 400 twitter followers
65. Reach 300 blog followers
66. Save £2 for every task I complete on this list
67. Go to a restaurant and just order dessert
68. Bake five things
69. Do a colour run
70. Answer the 50 questions that will free your mind
71. Have a facial
72. Go without takeaways for a month
73. Go to an I-Hop
74. Inspire someone else to create their own list
75. Have a party
76. Do something spontaneous
77. Go to the gym
78. Watch 30 films I've never seen before
79. Go to a Christmas market
80. Work out and stick to a proper budget for university
81. Watch 5 movies considered classics
82. Celebrate turning 21
83. Say yes to 5 things I'd usually say no to
84. Document one month of my life in pictures (a picture a day)
85. Use up a whole bottle of nail varnish
86. Don't put things off
87. Go to bed early to read for a week
88. Make a memory wall in my university bedroom
89. Stick to a proper skincare routine
90. Find the perfect foundation for my skin
91. Read a non fiction book
92. Take a yoga class
93. Post 200 blog posts
94. Complete the 30 day squat challenge
95. Go to Downton Abbey
96. Wear red lipstick
97. Travel through Europe
98. Improve my photography and editing skills
99. Leave a hidden note somewhere
100. Back up my laptop
101. Organise this list into categories

Hopefully I'll be able to complete most of this list, if not all! If any of you have your own lists then I'd love to have a read through them.

Sophie x

18/07/2014

The Reading Habits Tag




1. Do you have a certain place for reading at home?

I usually read in bed as I do most of my reading in the evening but if not I read on my sofa.

2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?

I actually don't use either, even though I have plenty of bookmarks around my room! I usually don't mark my pages as I'm pretty good at remembering what page I got to.

3. Can you just stop reading or do you stop after a chapter or a certain number of pages?

Sometimes I like to stop reading at the end of a chapter but most of the time I just stop reading, especially if I get tired or a bit bored of the book.

4. Do you eat or drink whilst reading?

Not really, although occasionally I have a hot drink.

5. One book at a time or several at once?

I like to stick to one book so I don't get confused with story lines and characters.

6. Reading at home or everywhere?

I usually just read at home, I can't read on trains or in the car as it makes me feel a bit travel sick.

7. Reading out loud or silently in your head?

Definitely in my head!

8. Do you ever read ahead or skip pages?

I do have a bad habit that when I'm getting a bit bored of a book or the storyline is dragging out I flick through and scan to see if it gets better. I don't usually skip pages, although when I reread the Twilight series I did skip a massive chunk out of one of the books as I found it really boring the first time!

9. Breaking the spine or keeping it new?

I like to keep my books in good condition so definitely keeping them new, I guess there is something quite nice about a book that looks well read though.

10. Do you write in your books?

No, I didn't really write in my books for English either I always preferred notes that were separate.

11. What are you currently reading?

The first book of The Game of Thrones series, I've decided to read the books or at least a couple of them before I start watching the tv series.

I'm not sure who started this tag but I thought it seemed quite fun to do. If you decide to do this tag then leave a link in the comments so I can have a read. Also I'd love any recommendations of good books to read!

Sophie x




17/07/2014

University Room Tour


Today I thought I would show you some pictures of my room at university, in September I shall be moving into a student house so will have a different room. My room was ensuite and on the ground floor right by the entrance to my block. This was slightly annoying when people decided to make a load of noise at 3am on the way back from a night out but I invested in some ear plugs so I didn't have to listen to any more drunken conversations!


Under my desk area I kept my printer, laundry basket and a little draw unit that had cleaning stuff in and towards the end of the year ended up being the home of loads of random things that I shoved there as there was nowhere else to put them. 




At the start of the year I just had photos I'd printed on my notice board but once I started to collect little keepsakes over the year like tickets I decided to make a kinda collage on my notice board of all the things I had done in the year. Along with pictures of my cats of course (self confessed crazy cat lady)!


This shelf was were I kept all of my uni work and books along with books to read in my spare time which I didn't ever get round to reading. You may also have spotted quite a few owl related products!


At the start of 1st year I just kept all my makeup in a large makeup bag but after Christmas I decided to invest in some Muji storage, I'm so glad I did as it's a great way to organise my makeup and quite a few people have said how neat and tidy it looks. I also keep my No.7 mirror on my desk for doing my makeup, the light comes in especially handy for nights out and I'll definitely be using it more next year as we'll all be fighting over the bathroom mirror when we go out! 


Near the door I had a large notice board where I had a term calendar, poster and photos. I blue tacked the photos on as I didn't have enough pins but they were always falling down! I'd definitely recommend taking lots of photos as it's a great way to fill up space and make your room feel more like home.

All in all I'm going to miss my little uni room next year and my ensuite! In September I'll probably do a room tour of my new room. 

If you have any university room tour posts I'd love to read them, they're always a good place for inspiration so leave me links.

Sophie x







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