Sunday, 25 August 2013

Back To School Haul

Next week I'm going into year 10, eek. To prepare, I went school shopping. Being a 14 year old girl, I enjoyed this very much indeed! So today I thought I'd share with you what I splashed my cash on, off we go!

The first thing I bought was a cute fish pencil sharpener from Wilkinsons that probably cost no more than 50p, who knows if it'll be any good but it's wiggly eyes forced me to buy it, plus, it's pink!

The next exciting item I purchased was a pink (what a surprise) pencil case, which has monster teeth and yellow eyes. I bought this from WHSmith for around £4.50 and just love it's quirky and unique style which again drew me to buy it. It's not amazingly large but it'll do the job of looking after my pens and pencils with the blank back meaning friends can draw all over it. So enjoy the cleanliness and plainness of it now because by the end of the year, it will be a coloured in mess.

Next, I went into one of my favourite shops: Primark to buy some black pumps for school. These shoes I will probably wear on days where I'm doing PE as I have a tendency to leave my shoes in the changing rooms and lose them forever. Because of this, £4.00 ballet pumps from Primark are usually a good idea as I can go and buy some more without too much hassle:))

Finally, I bought my school bag for throughout the year from New Look for £20.00 which I thought was a bargain! It's a florally print backpack which I think is perfect for school as it's just the right size to fit all of my books and folders in and doesn't hurt your back to carry around which I find regular shoulder bags do. Also a friend last year had a New Look bag similar to this one which lasted the whole year, so the durability is pretty good!

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I've never done a haul post before so let me know what you thought of it in the comments below! When do you go back to school? What bag have you got?

Cheerio! Milly x

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Monday, 12 August 2013

SRSChallenge- Paragraph From POV of my Favourite Character...

Hey Everyone! Today I'm carrying on with the #SRSChallenge that Cat and Charli are hosting by attempting to write a paragraph from the point of view of my favourite book character, drum roll please: Lola, from Lauren Child's children's book series, Charlie and Lola! Horray!:D

I'm going to write about Lola being aloud to choose one small animal from a pet shop with her brother Charlie along with a cage and some treats and toys. Off we go...

Eeek, I'm so absolutely and completely EXCITED Charlie, how can I choose just one pet, they are all so cute and fluffy. Look at this rabbit, oh, and this small hamster, CHARLIE I bet if I asked mum reaaally nicely she'll let me have at least two pets. I can say they all fell asleep on my lap and now I can't possibly move without getting them! No Charlie we are not ever never getting a snake or a spider or a lizard, they are too slimy and too scary for me. Ooooh what about a Chinchilla, yes a chinchilla,  aww Charlie look that is definitely 100% what I want pleease, is that good? But which one?! This is too hard Charlie, do I want that white one or that grey one, oh wait look at that tiny black one, I will call her Loli and she'll be my best friend, after Lotta of course! Yay, I love her Charlie, now lets find a cage. Ooooh look at that big one with the slide, look Charlie it has a SLIDE a SLIDE!! We have to have that one, I bet Loli would love to have a slide. That was easy. Now for treats, I wonder what Loli will like, oh, I know Charlie, PINK MILK! Can you buy pink milk at pet stores? Ohh, we'll just have to give her some raisins. I'm so completely and utterly happy with my new pet. Can we take her home now?

Loli;)
So that was it! Sorry if that didn't make any sense non-Charlie and Lola fans... But it was super fun to write:D 

The next part of the Summer Reading Smackdown is to read and review a recommended book, so my question for you to answer in the comments is: Have you got any recommended books for me to read? Please let me know as I need to start reading it asap before the challenge finishes next Wednesday the 21st:)

 Are any of you guys taking part in this reading challenge? Have you got a pet Chinchilla?!

Cheerio! Milly x
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Summer Reading Smackdown


Monday, 5 August 2013

Summer Reading Smackdown

Hi everyone! Cat and Charli have had this brilliant idea of the Summer Reading Smackdown,  I'm taking up this reading challenge and looking forward to the upcoming book related posts:D

The challenge runs from Wednesday the 7th of August until Wednesday the 21st. The challenge involves me:


  • Reading a book I've been meaning to for ages and reviewing it on my blog.
  • Reading one recommended book from a friend or blogger and again, reviewing it on my blog.
  • Write a paragraph from the point of view of my favourite character and post it on my blog.
  • Finally, reading a book from each of these genres: Dystopian, fantasy, contempory and romance.

I hope some of you guys get involved too, if you do, tell me in the comments below and I'll be sure to keep checking your blog:) Also have any of you got any recommended books that I should read and review for part of this challenge? If you do, be sure to tell me in the comments!

Cheerio! Milly x

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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Rubber Collection!?

Hey everyone! This week I did have another musical post planned but my laptop couldn't handle all of the photos and videos:( But don't fear! We have today a lovely collection post install for you to enjoy, so off we go, my rubber collection...:D

I've been collecting rubbers for around 6 years. Everywhere I go, when in the giftshop, I always buy one. Unfortunately, rubbers seem to be a very British souvenir, whenever looking abroad for them, I have no luck, apart from when I went to Amsterdam. 

My favourite rubbers are above^  The stripy rainbow one says "Sunlight Is Made Of All The Colours Of The Rainbow" and I just think that's really cute. The pig, what can I say about the pig? It's face just makes me laugh, that's about it. I love seahorses, that's why this seahorse is one of my favourites. Finally Van-Gogh's face just brings back memories of a family trip to Amsterdam, I also get jealous of his hat...


My least favourite rubber is this Thackray museum one as I remember hating the foul smell of the realistic museum and ending up running through the rooms holding my nose. The rubber's ok I guess, just the smelly museum.

Well, at least I posted something!

Let me know if you enjoyed! What do you guys collect? 

Cheerio! Milly x

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