July 2014 | 5ft Life

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

New Family Members!

Hiya, I thought I would do a short post explaining my absence & new babies! If any of you follow me on instagram & twitter then you may already know. Chris & I took a short trip/holiday to London, as we were already heading down for the final Monty Python show, we decided to make a thing of it! Especially since we probably wouldn't get the chance to have a proper holiday this year. Hopefully we are getting a honeymoon, but we are unsure at the moment! So we just took the opportunity of already being in London, I've been many times as I used to live an hour or so away. But, it was the first time I explored the city without my parents and being with Chris. So it really did feel like a new experience.

I do have outfit/photography posts and a video coming up so you can see what went on, but I have my hands pretty full right now! I haven't really had the chance. So I thought i would give you guys this short 'n' sweet post.

So a few months ago our neighbours rescued a cat, they named him Loki. He then decided that he would start visiting us from time to time and have a nap also. Chris and I both fell in love with him very quickly, hes such a loving, cuddly cat! Even in the street he'll run up to us. I also pick him up and give him massive cuddles. But, he is next doors cat, not ours! 

So Chris and eventually decided to get two little furballs of our own! Originally, we were only going to go for one but we both feel its better with two, so they can keep each other company and have each other to cuddle when we aren't around (not that its for very long). We got them the day after we came home, so i've not had time to do anything blog/youtube related as i've been busy with my babies! They are full of energy all day and don't really sleep long...

So, here they are! The littler one with white socks is Valentino (named by me) & Mufasa who is tabby all over (named by Chris). They are maine coon x kitties and we are expecting them to grow quite big! Hence, the kind of over the top names. 

They aren't the most photographic photos, but the little so & sos DO NOT sit still! 

 I'm sure you still get the picture though (get it, get it, get the picture?! I know I suck sshh...), even though they aren't the greatest photos! They are small and cute :D 

Hope to post soon with my London stuff! Have a good day & week ;)


Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Losing Myself in Argyll, Scotland

Hiya guys! Its been a few days if not a week since i last posted! I did have a vlog from when i visited my dad & his side of the family, but silly me, didn't check the files were loaded onto my laptop completely and deleted them. I am trying to recover them but if not there wasn't really anything special lost. 

So about a week or so ago, Chris' parents decided to have a cheeky little break away. They booked a decent sized cabin and off they went on their adventure. They had been before and if you check here you will see my last outfit post from when we took a drive up. Since i am writing this post, then i think its obvious that Chris and I were invited up for the day! We all have a pretty good time. It was so nice to be able to drive to somewhere far away, especially to a place so beautiful. I love nature & the countryside. I think its very easy to lose yourself in your thoughts when you drive somewhere you admire. Scotland really is a beautiful country and I think I can take that for granted. But I know thats pretty natural for anyone living wherever they live. My dad & his family have all often said that they don't take advantage enough of living right next the lake district. Which is also VERY beautiful may i add?

If we can afford it next year I think Chris and I will try and get our own little cabin booked, maybe even go with a few friends. I'd love to explore more up there, there are tons of trails & places to walk to. As well as there being loads of neighbouring cute tea cafes, plus we've already got our eyes on a cool looking restaurant... Its in a castle/church looking building! I can only imagine the delights that I could potentially find inside! What can I say? Chris and I are both huge restaurant & food enthusiasts. Am I right in saying that its one of the ways into someones heart? Well, if that isn't recorded anywhere I'm claiming it and saying I was the first. So, there you go folks, its actually that easy to find the love of your life. The way to get someone to like you is to obviously make someone a meal and all will be a happy ever after... Not! Although, I have heard the expression that; The way to a mans heart is through his stomach. (pretty much what i said...)

Not quite sure that will give you eternal happiness but it is an expression! I have to say though, it makes me happy feeding Chris and cooking for him. But I think thats an affectionate thing. When you see joy in someone, or if you give someone joy, it makes you feel joy as well. Also, the photos of me are always taken by Chris but any other photos are by me :)

Dress- c/o Choies
Boots- Next
Hat- H&M
Bag- Vintage

Now, because i was going into the wilderness of Scotland (if only). I thought it was best that i tried to look like a gorgeous bohemian princesses. You know, the long flowy dresses, the hats, the laid back oversized patterned bag and don't forget THE boots to tie it all in. I think i did my best. I wouldn't see I looked gorgeous because well, I don't say that about myself. But I am very happy with how the outfit turned out as well as how it looked against the amazing backdrop that is Arrochar. Plus I love the mix match of the green dress & green backpack. Same colours but different patterns and thats what I'm all about!


Wednesday, 9 July 2014



Saturday, 5 July 2014

US Independence Day

Hiya all, late post i know. Plus i also know i missed yesterdays & todays "everyday post". I suck i know but i'll get them up over the next few days instead, please don't judge me... Today i travelled down to Carlisle, as that's where my dad and his family are from, as its my little brother's birthday in a few days. Since my dad is no longer with Thomas' mum, he either comes the weekend before or after to celebrate with this side. I can't actually believe or accept the fact that he's even going to be 9... I mean, i'm sure you will all understand this but, when people used to say "Oh! It seems like just yesterday you were born...", you would be like what?! How can that even be possible? Well, you younger folk out there, it is. It DOES feel like just yesterday when i was meeting him for the first time. It's scary. But on one hand, it's been awesome to see the little guy develop into a proper little person! I'm excited to see the kind of person he'll turn into and the type of adult he will be.

So the plans are to wake up tomorrow and see what kind of day it's going to be. If it's a nice day i think we are taking a picnic to the local park with some of our other family, if not then its bowling! It should be good fun, been a while since i actually seen everyone so i'm looking forward to the reunion with the crazies ;) 

Also, on the topic of independance day, it's actually making me a little bit excited! Many of you may, or may not know (depending on your age & where you are from) but, Scotland are getting a vote on the 18th September (9 days before we get married!) to become independent from the UK or not. I will probably go more into this in a discussions post nearer the time but, yes i am voting for independence. So the thought of maybe having our own celebration like this in the future made me want to actually dress for the occasion today. Alot of exciting things happening in the next few months!

Jacket- Unif
Dress- Strawberry Kats on Ebay (99p)
Shoes- Converse on Ebay
Hat- H&M buy here
Bag- Lost Mannequin (birthday present from Chris!) buy here

So as i said, i was dressing for the occasion... You can't really go wrong with the classic american red, blue & white stars. I originally was going to go for something else, not quite sure what, but then i remembered i had this dress. Perfect. I thought i good ol'classic converse shoe to go with the "american themes", plus they are red and have a white star on them. It was also pouring down today so i had to throw on tights, as well as my trusty unif (vegan) leather jacket. It also helped add that "dark edge" i need to have in every outfit. Also i couldn't leave without adding a "cowboy" lookalike hat... I used this backpack as i was travelling and it carries a tonne of things! But can i just say, how fucking awesome is it?! One of my favourite possessions, i was super happy when i seen Chris had gotten me it. Its really spacious inside with a TONNE of pockets!


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Let's Get Back Into This

Oh hey guys... long time since i actually posted normally. My posts the last few weeks have been a bit, well, erratic. For that i am truly sorry! I do now present to you a new beginning with the blog. I'm sure i've explained this a few times in various ways but, i want to explain in a little more detail. The way to start a good story is always at the beginning though ;) So thats where i shall start. At the beginning of the year i had decided i want to go in a bit of a new direction with my blog. I don't want to restrict it to just photos of my outfits... I want it to be my complete outlet where i can just put myself out there. Does that make any sense? I want to try and document as much of my thoughts, likes & adventures as i can. From whether that is current likes or random trips away somewhere. When i'm a "real adult" I want to look back at my blog, as a sort of window to the past.

I feel as though a blog is a sort of online diary, or thats how i treat it (just without giving you lovely people every tiny little detail of my life). I also want to use my voice on the internet more, as well as maybe using it to help people. I understand if it all seems a bit all over the place right now, especially with the weird odd posts i've given you guys. But i'm hoping that over the next few months maybe the blog will make a bit more sense and you will see the kind of new posts i will be doing. I hope you enjoy this new journey with me as much as i am taking it! I'm so excited for this new start, its the positive stableness i need right now. Of course, i have Chris, but maybe some of you can understand when i say i need something to focus on that is going to be an enjoyment. It won't bring any stress.

Also, i do have a blog re-design coming but money kind of ran out at the end of the month... You know, how it usually does? Funny isn't? Its like your money sees the end of the month and runs off as if its scared or something.
(ssshhh i know i'm poor)

Jacket- Topshop
Jumper- Primark now at Asos
Jeans- Asos
Creepers- Underground at Viper London buy here 
Bag- Market Abroad

So today i was off to my friend Lauras for an afternoon of tea, cake, sandwiches, a whole lot of fun & giggling! The weather today was a weird one so i needed to be covered up. As i thought i was going to be walking to and from hers, i thought reliable clunky creepers were the way forward. Chris offered to drop me off, so my lazy short legs COULD NOT refuse. I thought the sweater tucked in boyfriend jeans would be a nice casual touch, but a little chic. I wore my blue bag as i've been using that the past few days, also it was blue. There was blue on my jumper... So that's how todays outfit emerged out of my wardrobe :)


Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Tony Romas Restaurant

Hiya guys! Welcome to wednesday which is review day for the blog! I will be reviewing so many different things; from beauty to hotel rooms & service. I hope you find this section helpful, as its mainly why i'm doing it! To help anyone whos stuck with something and is un-sure whether or not to go for it! 

I thought I would start off with this restaurant review as its my recent new discovery! & favourite place to eat right now. Its a bit of a restaurant and food review! Also, i apologise for the instagram photos! I will try to use my SLR as much as possible.

Tony Roma's Braehead

The Restaurant
When you first set eyes on Tony Roma's (without even hearing the name) you can instantly see & feel the American and Italian influences. The restaurant first started way back in (sorry for anyone their 40's ;) ) the 70's in North Miami, Florida. It was actually a bit of a fluke really. The then owners/chefs didn't mean to create what they did. One day they just decided to throw some ribs (which is what they are most famous for) onto the grill and to try out Chef Daves own secret recipe. The following week they were just going to back to their usual menu. Although, they weren't really able to do that! People were begging for them to change their menu and add the ribs as a full time option. The rest, you could say was, history ;) Its not a top 5* michelin type of restaurant, its somewhere you can go for a good feed, have a broad choice and not have to pay over the top!

As we walked into the restaurant we waited for a short while until we were shown to a table. The table itself was nicely presented, how you would imagine it to be, napkins nicely laid, clean, cutlery placed neatly on the table & of course menus. As we were in at lunch time, on this occasion, it was very quiet and empty. But, on a personal note i quite like when theres not many people in! The waitress was lovely! She was attentive to our table, she gave us enough time to sit down get settled and to then look at the menu for the drinks and meals. If there were any slight changes we wanted to our drinks & meals, they were sorted without no problem! This is usually me, i like to have no ice in my drinks and no vegetables on my plate!

Well, where can i start on this one? As i've been a few times i have managed to try a few things. As well as Chris, whose opinion i also asked for! I may have even had a nibble or two of what he had... As we were in at lunch time, i did go for the lunch menu! But theres still a varied choice, i'd say they'd maybe even give you more of choice compared to other restaurants like this. Which Chris also agreed on. I tried the RED HOT buffalo wings, which were amazing! Some of the best ive had, they are meaty as well as very juicy. Which is what we want! Of course they were very very spicy, so if you aren't a big fan i WOULD NOT go for these. They have a choice of another sauce which is honey based, again if that wasn't for you, I do reckon they would do them plain for you. Chris' Gran likes a lot of things plain and whatever she asked for, there was no fuss! I have also gone for the potato skins with cheese & bacon, another restaurant favourite! They were sooo good. They didn't hold out on the cheese & bacon i can tell you! The portion size was a decent size, you got four slices, but they were all chunky as well as the cheese & bacon.

 For my first main, i had 8oz rib eye steak. It was good, although if i can remember correctly i think it was just a little over medium for me. It was still really good, but i could have taken it a bit pinker! You have a choice of either fries or a baked potato, i was trying to be a bit healthier so i went for the baked potato. For my second main, I had one of the most amazing creations ever. A Pulled Pork Burger. Just let that sink in for a while... Big chunky bits of juicy pork, in a bbq sauce. It was amazing. On the side were fries and vegetables, if you are a good healthy human being. Again, there was so much food on my plate! I conquered half of it and brought the rest home. From what i seen from the few tables that were filled, the other customers seemed to be enjoying their meals and time there! Some even had, im assuming because they were going for ribs, a big plastic bib to protect themselves!

I don't think the prices are that bad for what you get. Especially if you were going out with some friends, it would be a great place to go! Its cheap & cheerful as i like to call it. Plus huge portions!

Lunch Menu
2 courses- £9.95
3 courses- £12.95
(bottomless fizzy £2.80)

Evening Special
2 courses- £11.95
(5pm onwards, starter or desert, tues, weds & thurs)

Evening Menu
starters- roughly £5
mains- roughly £11
desert- roughly £5
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