Thursday, 26 March 2015

BE MORE HAPPY





With exams looming and general life stresses mounting, I've been feeling a little down and so, in an attempt to rectify this, I've decided to start my very own "Be More Happy" jar. As dreadfully cheesy as it sounds, sometimes all you need is a little Pinterest-style motivation to make you smile and remind you that these worries won't last forever. So, whenever I'm feeling pessimistic, sorry for myself or a tad on the grumpy side I'll pick a note from the jar. Perhaps it's a daft idea but it seems to be working for me so far, it's the little things that keep me going when life gets troublesome and it's lovely to see how much a simple note can cheer someone else up. 

What do you do when you need to get motivated or something to make you smile?

Nora x

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Monday, 23 March 2015

GIVEAWAY // DIANA BABY 110

YOU COULD WIN YOUR VERY OWN ADORABLE MINIATURE FILM CAMERA!
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It came as a wonderful surprise when, last December, I found out that (somehow) I had come third in the Lomography UK blog awards! The lovely people at Lomography then sent me my very own itsy bitsy Diana Baby camera and a pack of film, as well as a set to give away to my readers.  The giveaway will run from now until the 11th of April, which happens to be my blog's two year anniversary, when I will pick & announce the winner. I'm afraid it's UK only due to postage costs.

Currently waiting to get them back from my local film shop but I'll soon be sharing the photos I took using this cutie! Good luck everyone,

Nora x

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Sunday, 8 March 2015

WEEKLY NUTSHELL #6



{Life Lately}
You may have already noticed if you follow me on twitter or instagram but last Tuesday was my birthday. I must confess though that this years birthday has been the most forgotten birthday yet - I've been so busy I didn't notice how rapidly February was disappearing! I had a lovely day though, my sister made a stunning chocolate cake with a checkerboard inside and a friend of mine made an amazing giant bourbon biscuit for me - birthdays are such a wonderful excuse to eat far too much! Oh and happy international womans day everyone!

{Currently Reading}

Last week was the fist time I'd really gotten a chance to curl up in bed and have a good read of the new Oh Comely magazine. I'm sure I say this about every issue but this has to be one of my favourites, its focus is on the topic of "lost and found" and there are some truly fascinating articles. I've been rather lazy with blog reading lately other than stumbling across Kasia's beautiful blog Dipped In Rococo, she has such a lovely writing style and her photographs seem so well considered and delicate with a wonderful atmosphere. Let me know any beautiful blog recommendations you have or just leave your own link and I'll pop over for a nosey!


{Listening To}
Recently I've been listening to lots of music from some of my old favourites - Florence & The Machine, The Wombats and The Vaccines all have fabulous new songs out with albums on their way. I 'm particularly in love with Florence's single "what kind of man" as it's just so different from her previous album and the video to go with it is pretty spectacular, definitely worth a watch. 

Hope you've all had lovely weekends too,


Nora x

Friday, 6 March 2015

PHOTOGRAPHY // HERE COMES THE GREEK TRAGEDY

"SO FREE UP THE CHEAPER SEATS, HERE COMES THE GREEK TRAGEDY"

W O A H  I can't seem to keep track of life - everything's just whizzing by (as per usual). 

Here's yet another forgotten little stash of photos from last Summer that I've dug out from the back of my shelves. Goodness me what a flashback. Just looking at them reminds me of that wonderful feeling of Summer sun on your back and a warm wind in your hair. Though I do love frosty winter mornings and snow showers, I think it's about time the sunshine hurries its way back sharpish!

I also have some very exciting news in the shape of an upcoming giveaway courtesy of Lomography UK so keep your eyes peeled for more details on that in a blog post in the not-so-distant future.

Bye for now,

Nora x

Now Playing: The Wombats // Greek Tagedy

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Saturday, 31 January 2015

I NEED YOU TO LIGHT ME UP






HAT // RIVER ISLAND 
COAT // ZARA 
JEANS // DOROTHY PERKINS 
SHOES // DR MARTENS 

I'm not sure if you can tell, but it was bloody freezing when I took these photographs - my hands turned ghostly white! Although, saying that, it was still worth it. It was last weekend when mum and I decided to venture out on a snow-finding adventure. We had a lovely time pottering about the adorable little Alston station, even with our woolly hats pulled right down over our ears due to the rather bracing winds. I was very glad of my cosy new coat from Zara, although I could've done with a scarf because your neck does get a tad drafty! 

Despite all the hassle it can cause and the freezing temperatures, snow has to be my favourite kind of weather - it makes everything so beautiful and quiet. Sadly most of the snow around where I live has melted now. 

I can't believe January is already over, see you in February,

Nora x

Now Playing: Flyte // Light Me Up


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Sunday, 25 January 2015

WEEKLY NUTSHELL #5


Oops I have such a flakey relationship with blogging, it's almost the end of January and here I am only just getting going again. Although I do love it.

{Life Lately} 
Well life has been, as per usual, extremely busy and a tad on the stressful side, deadlines are approaching and my mock exams no longer seem so distant (help). But away from school I've had rather a nice time pottering around not doing much in particular, other than a few snowy adventures and lots of hot chocolate drinking.

{Currently Reading} 
Although, saying that, the other thing which has kept me very much occupied recently is the sizeable stack of books which has appeared on my desk. In particular, the three very lovely books which I received for Christmas: The Wes Anderson Collection, Human Universe by Brian Cox and Fashion Photography 101 by Lara Jade. They are all so very beautiful and fascinating I think I shall have to dedicate a blog post to them at some point. 
In terms of blog reading, I've been going back to a few old favourites of mine like being little, rose & vintage, becky bedbug and ellie's blog - they're all such lovely people with beautiful blogs! I've been trying to set aside more time lately for finding and reading new blogs so, if you fancy recommending any, let me know in the comments.

{Listening To} 
With a new itunes vouchers comes a whole stack of wonderful new music. Current obsessions include: Peace, Darlia, Honeyblood, as well as some old Walk The Moon stuff. I'd thoroughly recommend a listen to the new Wombats song "Greek Tragedy," I also urge you to watch the amazing video that goes with it! This release begins their highly anticipated return and I cannot wait to see them live in April!


much love, 

Nora x

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