Monday, 1 September 2014

Jamie Oliver's Italian in Norwich | Review

Artisan Italian Breads - £3.85

Pork Scratchings - £2.95

I've just come home from a week away in Norfolk and I visited Norwich for the day and had my first experience at Jamie's Italian. I know I have a beauty blog but everyone loves food right?! Anyway, so we had 'nibbles' instead of a starter and both choices we made were delicious. The Artisan Italian Breads were delicious and the variety was good and the tapenade was divine. 
The pork scratchings were the best I've ever had and although the dip was a bit spicy it was manageable for me and I'm a wimp when it comes to spicy things!

Penne Carbonara - £6.95/£10.75 

There is a choice of two sizes when you order this pasta hence the price difference, however I only paid £5 as the restaurant I visited had a deal on which meant it was £5 for any pasta dish, bargain! I asked for mine without parmesan cheese as I don't really like it but it was still delicious. I'd most definitely have this dish again as it was beautiful, although very filling. 

There was no way I could have eaten a desert but they did look delicious, maybe that's one for next time! I couldn't fault the service and we had a brilliant waiter, Steve. He was extremely knowledgeable and so welcoming as well. The service was amazing and everything arrived in good time as one of my pet hates is waiting an hour or so between meals at a restaurant!

Have you ever eaten at Jamie's Italian?

Sunday, 31 August 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 34


Yesterday I got back from a lovely week away with my parents in Norfolk, it was so peaceful and relaxing but I'm glad to be home. I'm planning a few blog posts at the moment and I'm excited to share them with all of you! I also scheduled a few posts for the past week so I still had posts going up whilst I had no wifi or even phone signal!

It's difficult to pick one photo for this weeks post, but I've got a couple of posts coming up with more of my favourite photos from my holiday coming up so look out for those.

How has your week been?

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Appreciating The Little Things

I've been reflecting on life a lot recently. I've been appreciating the little things in life that I'd usually look past and I've been appreciating the little things a lot more. I'm in a strange place at the moment and I can't put my finger on it, we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

How To Survive Freshers Nights Out | University Guide

These are a few tips I learnt throughout freshers last year and I thought they may be helpful to those of you hoping to go to university this September, I'm hoping I haven't missed anything out. These tips are based on my experience of surviving a night out during Freshers and remember to have fun! 

1. Before you go out make sure you have the numbers of everyone you're going out with, this way you'll be able to call someone when you're in an unfamiliar club and probably in a new city too.
2. Have a few numbers for local reliable taxis before you leave.
3. Leave a glass of water by your bed for when you come in - okay I say glass but I find sports bottles/plastic water bottles are a safer bet incase you knock it over!
4. Put your keys in a safe place like the zip pocket in your bag so if you do fall over whilst out (it happens to the best of us, especially in freshers!) your keys will still be safe.
5. Never go anywhere alone, we all know girls go to the toilet in pairs anyway, but even to the bar, smoking area, different room in the club make sure you have someone with you!
6. Never leave your drink unattended and don't drink someone else's drink that they've left on the side - both of these seem obvious but trust me, it's important to remember these.
7. Do not leave the club alone if possible and get a taxi if you're going to be on your own, it's much safer! 
8. This one really isn't a tip as such, but if you've lost your friends look in the smoking area, even the non-smokers gravitate there usually for a bit of air!

If anyone has any other tips feel free to leave them below!

Always remember to drink responsibly!

Sunday, 24 August 2014

52 Weeks Project | Week 33


This week I did a little bit of shopping and bought a couple of bits including this adorable cup from the Disney Store. I'll have a haul post up very soon so look out for that. It's been quite a slow week as I've also been working and trying to organise uni related things.

How has your week been?

Saturday, 23 August 2014

University Preparation Tips | University Series

I'm really enjoying my University series and I hope you are too! Today's post is about university preparation tips, as always these are just what I've found helpful for me and are based on my own experience and I'll soon be going into my 2nd year!

1. Find a Facebook group for your university and join the freshers one, I'm sure a lot of you have already done this or will do this as soon as your results come out, but it's so helpful to join these groups! A lot of the posts are asking what halls everyone's in, what course everyone is doing and there may even be a separate one for your halls so try finding and joining that too.

2. Find a supplies checklist on your university's website. Some university's advise you not to bring stationery for example as they know you'll be given a lot of freebies at the fresher's fair, so finding out what your uni provides in your halls and rooms is vital so you don't waste money.

3. Talk to your flatmates and get to know them whilst doing this you can also figure out if there's any communal items you can all bring, for example a toaster.

4. Find out which freshers events are best by speaking to older students. They'll be able to tell you which freshers tickets to buy and which are the best nights and which are the clubs to avoid.

5. Don't buy expensive cutlery, okay this seems a little odd but trust me it will go missing! I'd suggest going to Poundland and buy it there, it does the same job.

6. Don't take your entire bedroom with you as tempting as it is, you won't have room. I made this mistake and my room was far too cramped and messy but take what you really need and some decorations and photos from home too.

7. Enjoy yourself and don't panic too much. You'll have the time of your life, embrace it!

Does anyone else have any tips they'd like to share?

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Decorate Your Uni Room With Free Photo Prints | University Guide

As you can see I get my photos printed out quite regularly but always forget to put them into photo albums, oops.

A massive congratulations to everyone who got into university this year, I hope you're all really excited! I have a University Guide series I'm doing which I will be posting over the next few weeks so if you have any specific questions or topics you want me to address, just let me know!

Anyway, today I'm talking about one way of decorating your new room. Most universities don't allow you to use blue tack on the walls, but I used white tack last year and had no issues.. If your uni is really strict and won't allow anything on the walls you could always put these photos up on a pin board!

Last year I had photos all over one of my walls and it made my room feel so much more like home, the best part was I got free photo prints. 

I chose to get mine from Photobox which is a company I love. I paid £2.99 for delivery and I had 50 free prints. Also if you refer a friend to join up and they use their free prints you also get 50 free prints for referring them so it's a win win situation for you and your friends!

Snapfish also offer 40 free prints if you sign up and you only pay £1.99 for postage. I've also used Snapfish in the past and they're a good company too.

Jessops Photo is new to me, but if you register you will be sent a voucher code for 100 free photo prints. You read that right 100 free photo prints! You also pay postage which is £2.25. I'm about to place my order using my 100 free prints so when they arrive I'll update you all on how the photos are!

There are a few websites you can get free photo prints from and there's nothing stopping you from signing up to each website and claiming your free prints from all of them!