Monday, 31 August 2015

DIY: Memo Board

So for a while now I have wanted to make my own memo board. I haven't seen any in shops that I like and wanted to make it to suit me. That's when I saw this idea on Pinterest (I have OPD, obsessive pinning disorder) and thought I would give it a go. Here is my step by step guide so you can have a go too. 

I chose to begin with a picture frame that I no longer needed. This is one I bought from Urban Outfitters 4 years ago. I took the glass out so I can reach through to the back. 

Next I chose 4 pegs that I wanted to use for hanging my memos from. I decided on pink and brown. 

Now you need blue tack, strong glue and a pair of scissors. It's time to start cutting and sticking!

After taking out the glass, I got some pretty paper and blue tacked it to the back of the frame. The best paper for this is wallpaper. Not only can you get free samples at most DIY stores, but it's also a lot stronger than normal paper. I decided on musical notes and butterflies. 

Once you have it in place, put the frame back together. It doesn't matter if your paper doesn't totally cover the back, as when you put the frame on you won't be able to see it. 

Now for the sticky part. Place the pegs where you want them and test them out. You don't want to stick them on to then realise they are too close together. When you are happy with the positioning, add some of the strong glue to the back and stick them on. You can always mark where you want them to go with a pencil. Leave it for 30-40 minutes for the glue to dry then hang it or place it where you want it and enjoy!

Now you have no excuse to forget anything with your lovely new memo board. I hope you found this useful and I wish you all the best with your next project! 

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

My week in Bristol

Last week I went down to Bristol to visit my sister whilst she is at Uni. I had an amazing time and completely fell in love it, and not just because of its highly regular bus service, but because of its many attractions and beautiful countryside. In addition to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta I also went shopping, sightseeing and mini-golfing! 

This is Clifton suspension bridge. It's reeeaally high and I am so glad we didn't go across it as part of it was under construction. You can see it from many areas in Bristol and it looks good both up close and from afar. 

Even though Bristol is well known for its wonderful shops and very steep streets it also had some amazing countryside. On the way to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta I took some pictures of the surrounding area.

I do love boats, and in Bristol they have loads! Here are just a few.

These houses and apartments on the waterfront look fabulous, especially the mini Balamory on the hill. With beautiful views like this whats not to like?

I was tempted to have a go on one of these boards for all of 5 seconds before I realised I probably wouldn't even be able to stand up let alone paddle anywhere.

Have you been to Bristol? What was your favourite part?

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Monday, 17 August 2015

Bristol Balloon Fiesta!

Whilst in Bristol visiting my sister, we went to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. We decided to go on the Saturday...along with 180,000 other people. However, there was so much to do and see. Here are some of the many pictures I took that day.

First they started with people jumping out of you do.

Then, they moved onto planes.

And air balloons! Here are some of my favourites.


Its a penguin!!!!

Have you ever been to a balloon festival?

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

York Day Trip

This tiny little street called The Shambles is what inspired J.K Rowlings Diagon Alley in Harry Potter. Trip to Olivanders anyone?

Doesn't my boyfriend Tobias look dashingly handsome in a tweed!

Valar Morghulis. This quirky little shop was my favourite in all of York. Not only did it have the best window display, but it stocked amazing merchandise from TV programmes like Game of Thrones and Doctor Who, to Disneys greats like Alice in Wonderland. I also spotted a Sailor Moon mug too!

Here is a picture of me and the bf again. He isn't impressed with me because I made him have his photo taken with me.
Overall York was an amazing city to visit. Again there is something there for everyone and loads of quirky shops to buy gifts and trinkets from. The best thing about York is the fact that a lot of the items are handmade. This includes everything from the gifts and souvenirs to the yummy fudge from the sweet shop!
Definitely worth a trip!

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