Tuesday, 30 September 2014

#1 | The Student Teacher Diaries

So I've begun upon my journey to become the Primary School Teacher i've always wanted to be, and whilst is absolutely amazing, it is also incredibly terrifying.
To help me along the journey, and to find anyone going through something similair, I'll be creating this new mini series discussing my progress, feelings and anything else that comes to mind!
 
 
I'm currently 26 days into my course, so almost a month I suppose!
It's pretty brilliant - the school and year one class I have been placed in are both amazing, I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful oppurtunity!
 
However, I'm feeling incredibly overwhelmed
I had a week at the University, which was rather brilliant as it meant an extra two hours in bed each morning! But it also made me accustomed to how difficult this year is going to be. The amount of evidence I need to document is absolutely crazy!
 
The early mornings are killing me;
I'm awake at 5:30, I leave at 6:30am and arrive home around 6:30pm.
It's an hour commute, which isn't so bad when I have a good radio station on and a bit of fresh air.
But I do so hope I can get used to the long days, I've already had three migraines!
 
I've made some pretty brilliant student friends, I'm in with a pretty awesome bunch, and it's great to be able to that support to!
 


Friday, 26 September 2014

I DID IT!





|| Dress: Lipsy @ Bank | Shoes: Primark ||

I DID IT! I graduated!
I now have a BA(Hons) Early Childhood Studies, 2:1!
What a proud and emotional day it was... I sure shed a few tears.
The gown was incredibly uncomfortable....I advise anyone to take safety pins & hair grips!
However, the room was beautiful, the weather was great and the was such an amazing atmosphere to top it all off.





Monday, 22 September 2014

OOTD | Goodbye Summer.





|| Blouse: Vintage | Necklace: Dorothy Perkins | Jumper: H&M | Skirt: H&M | Shoes: New Look ||

The colder weather is well and truly here, and my summer clothes are being folded away & being replaced by darker tones and comfy jumpers!
My Autumn/Winter wardrobe this year will consist of collars & jumpers. Watch this space!
I adore this jumper from H&M, and for £14.99 it's a bargain!
This is one of my ultimate favourite blouses, it's a vintage piece i've had for a few years now.

Isn't the beach beautiful?
I'm not one for only sticking to summer months to visit the beach!
I'm loving Paignton very much!



Thursday, 18 September 2014

Kelly Travels | Polska











| Photographs taken in Poland; in Boszkowo and Krakow |

Sorry for the heavy picture post; But there was over a thousand to choose from!
Poland was absolutely amazing, my first time abroad and what an experience it was.
We were privalaged enough to stay with our friends family in Bosckowo for most of the holiday, venturing out to Krakow for a few days to.
We experienced beautiful sights, tradition food, brilliant shopping & an amazing night life!

I'll let the photographs do majority of the talking...
I simply can't wait to explore the rest of the world.


Friday, 12 September 2014

OOTD | It was all yellow.






|| Dress & Cardigan: H&M | Shoes: Topshop ||


Okay okay, So I HATE Autumn & Winter.

Nearing the end of every summer - I can feel it ever looming, getting closer...
*Que the melo-dramatics*
But, I just can't deal with the cold, (I'm one of those; its-35-degrees-but-im-still-not-hot types). 
Okay, so there's the thought of onesies, hot chocolates, film nights and even, dare I say it, Christmas, *hides before people shout about pre-christmas mentions* & sure it helps soften the blow of the blistering cold. But not nearly enough.
However, the point i'm making is, I'm really adoring the AW14 ranges to hit the shops.
& even though this gorgeous mustard yellow has been floating about for quite a few Autumn pasts, I'm only just learning how to embrace it.
This cardigan was a total H&M £7.99 steel and it's a brilliant & mildly subtle way of introducing the colour to my wardrobe - let's just say I think there will more of it appearing in there soon!

I'm wearing my hair up a lot more recently, I don't think that it photographs well but it's certainly much more effective on those can't-be-bothered days!


Saturday, 6 September 2014

Meet Alfie!




Those of you who have been following for a while will be quite familiar with my beloved cat, Tigger. I did a pretty cute post on him that you can view here!

But, as me & James have been discussing, we felt it was time to add another little member to our family!
Que Alfie!
This gorgeous fella is only 6 weeks old - his super cheeky and loves attacking our feet!

His already had his first trip to the vets with a runny tummy - but his well on the mend & back to his playful self!

Hopefully you'll hear much more off Alfie soon & you can get regular updates on my instagram!




Tuesday, 2 September 2014

OOTD | Oh I do like to be beside the seaside







|| Blouse: Dorothy Perkins | Jeans: Topshop | Bag: Topshop | Shoes: H&M ||

It's been a while, I've been crazy busy moving back to University and preparing for placement; apologies!

I'm back in Plymouth! WOO.
I'm already missing my family, but I'm glad to be back to my own space & i've missed the sea so much!
This is a super-duper casual outfit for me, & I must only wear jeans about twice a year, seriously; but a full day travelling called for a comfy outfit.

I've died my hair (again) darker.
I'm thinking of dying the blonde out next time, I'm just much to bored with it!

PS; With my schools direct placement being 12 hours a day I'll be posting regularly, but every four days from now on! But don't worry - what I do post will be super awesome & worth the wait ;)