Not a Gamer | Nintendo Switch

I’m not a gamer or someone who really looks to play games for hours, my boyfriend however is the opposite. So of course he pre ordered the Nintendo Switch and we waited at midnight to collect it. I believe that he has or had every Nintendo console and hand help (but I could be totally wrong)

I watched the boyfriend play Zelda Breath of the Wild and was really surprised at how good it was. The graphics are really great. The last time I really played a game was when Spiro Year of the Dragon first came out on Playstation 1, so there is a little context for you. I watched as he collected items and fought monsters. I was hooked, I kept stopping my work to just watch.  I thought it really did look like an interactive movie and really wanted to get my hands on it for myself.

But that hasn’t happened, yet. I have how ever played 1 2 Switch which hilarious it’s very much like the Wii Play games, with better graphics and more controller skill. Each little movement of the controller is recorded. I think this time around Nintendo have wanted create more of a party game. It really bring out my competitive side. Your are meant to stand face to face with your opponent and compete in different games.

Who will answer the phone first?

Safe Crack is one of the games that really shows off what the controllers can do. While holding the controller vertical you rotate, and stop when the vibrations feel different to crack the safe. I love it!

This is the adapted hand held controller. The black piece you can take off when you connect it back to the console. The black add on is so that it’s easier to use the other buttons when playing.

This is how big the Switch is compared to my hand, it’s so small and light weight. It has a little kick stand so you can prop it when out and about.

A game that was really hyped up to me by my boyfriend was Snipper Clips, It’s a puzzle game  and you have to work together to complete all the different puzzles. You jumper on each other or make shapes.  The little beings that you control make the cutest faces when you get cut out or crouch. 

To Round off, I really want to get a Switch for myself. I’ve enjoyed playing this console and want to play a lot more, and I want to get my hands on Zelda ( sort of because I want to beat my boyfriend into completing it, sort of because I think I’ll really enjoy playing it)

Thank you for reading my ‘Not a Gamer’ post on the Nintendo Switch.

Have you played it? what’s been your favourite game so far?

Weird Power

Purple walls make the perfect backdrop for photos when you wear bright clothes.

Weird Power

This t-shirt speaks to me, the miss matched sleeves the stripes, the mustard yellow. I upped that anti and added more colour with my pink DM’s.

I wore

T-shirt – Zara

Jeans – New Look

Shoes – Dr Martens

Earrings – Topshop

Bag – Zara

Charm – Lulu Guinness

Thanks for reading.

Christmas Tree and Table 16

I traveled home from university to send some time with my family over the Christmas holiday. I’ve really missed them while I’ve been at uni and haven’t really felt the Christmas  spirit, that all changed with this beauty of a tree. Mum really out did herself this year. Normally we have a very clean looking tree with only matching baubles but this time was different we had butterflies, ribbons, crystal snowflakes, Disney macaroons and even a few ballerinas.

I sent my boyfriend off to work this morning, and have had a very low key Christmas without him. The rest of us had our dinner cooked by my dad. Mum, Grandma and myself washed everything up after. This year we went for a purple and white table decorations. Did you see last years post about our Christmas table here?

Crystals even made it onto the table, the best cranberry sauce I’ve even eaten was there too. Tesco finest with lingonberry, it’s super rich and full of flavour.

The red cabbage matched the place mats ! How perfect for a little flat lay. Dad per request made brussels with bacon and bread crumbs because that’s the only way I like them.

Then we lazed around in the lounge opening presents and listening to Christmas tunes.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas day or what ever you decided to celebrate or not. I’m looking forward to bringing you a few other posts I have up my sleeve before the new year so stay tuned.

Love Amelia, XO.

Luminate Southampton and Thaikhun

I met up with two girls from my class for a little ‘not quite’ Christmas lunch. I ended up in the new Watermark building in Southampton. Not everything is open yet so we went for something new, Thaikhun which is an awesome  Thai street food place, with the nicest staff and the tastiest food. We went for a bucket of  Full Moon cocktail.

The inside is bright and rustic with a clear view of the kitchen, wooden floors and walls created smaller eating areas for a cozy dining experience.

My Ka Nom Jeeb Moo & Gong (prawn and pork Dumplings) add the chilli sauce that is on your table, you won’t be disappointed.

Poppy went for the Por Pia Tord pak ( veg spring rolls)

Amy had the Goong Choop Pang Tord ( Tempura prawns)

We devoured our starters wanting to share but not being able to because of the veggie. We moved onto the main course.

I had the chicken and cashew curry with jasmine rice. The right amount of spice blended with the creamy nuts and sweet veg.

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Poppy went for the red Thai curry with tofu. She did find too spicy, but they were more then happy to make her a lighter version.

We chatted and laughed before getting the bill and heading into the night.

As we walked back along the wall we were greeted with a crescendo that made us jump as high as our full stomachs would allow. The Wall in southampton was ablaze. Images danced across the stones depicting the birth and rise of Southampton.

Thank you for reading.

Thank you Poppy and Amy for being the kindest and funniest girls i know, and for accepting that I will want to take photos of the food you are about to eat. See you in 2017

Love Amelia, XO

Shirt and Boots in the Park

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The comfiest outfits are sometimes the best ones. This shirt and jumper combo is so A/W 16 granny chic without the glasses and cat slippers. Also cropped jeans are going to be in my wardrobe forever. The little bit of ankle showing ands a much needed detail to this look.

I wore

Jeans – New Look

Jumper/ shirt – Topshop

Denim jacket – Baum und Pferdgarten

Boots – Deichmann

Necklaces – Accessorize /  Fashionology

Lips – Topshop

The Stable | Cider and Pizza

I love restaurants that are home grown, where creating thoughtful menus of delicious food is a priority. The glorious people behind The Stable have done just that! I went with a group of friends and my boyfriend to try out their pizza and cider.

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Stable are a Southern company from my childhood county of Dorset. Their Bournemouth location is a recent addition to the family and we sat at a long bench and chatted and eat and drank.

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Their interior design is so Instagramable and still smells very new. Menus are on clip boards and you are given a number block when you order at the bar.

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The cider taster board that my friends ordered. I’m a picky drinker so I don’t think I would have liked this but oh my, it looked good. I had the Devon red which was not as fruity as i would have lived but it was great.dsc_0031 dsc_0032

The guy and I ordered The Lamb Roast and The King Crabber and switched half way so we could try each others. The King Crabber was amazing, the crab meat was light yet tasty and then I squeezed some of the lemon on the pizza and it could have seen fireworks for how delicious it was. From a solid 8 to a full 10 out of 10.

I can’t wait to go to my Southampton The Stable now I’ve fallen in love. Also they have a pretty big vegan menu.

Bournemouth | Southampton

Foam

 The first week of freshers is almost over and i thought I’d give you a little insight into what it’s like. Now i’m 22 and live in a little beautiful village and I love living there, hearing horses and cows when i wake up, or a church bell, so serene.

The university I chose is in a city, I live in halls on the ground floor. Something for nothing it’s very noisy, i can hear people cough in the next room, hear airplanes, cars, people. It’s a whole world apart from what i’m used to.

With a city comes more people and more clubs and as a fresher it’s a free for all deciding on what club to go to for the night. Every club competes for people. Oceana held a foam party which I had to go to. Canons of foam are sprayed over the crown and you all dance and mosh together to loud thumping music, you do feel like you are underwater (in a storm).

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Tips to survive a foam party.

Wear flat shoes (trainers) it’s so slippy

wear clothes you aren’t worried about getting ruined. Head to Primark and get some leggings and a top, that isn’t white.( I went to the new look sale and picked things up for £4)

girls your handbag should be cross body with a good closer. If you drop it in the foam it’s going to be hard to find it again.

take wipes with you for your makeup, because it will be down your face.

coat check a towel or something to get rid of the foam and something to keep you warm if you walk home with your friends. ( i did neither of these things and wish i had)

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the visibility in the foam

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the foam its hard to get off your legs and feet, your hair get soaked and feels slimy.

BUT!! it’s so much fun and I think i laughed from when the foam first started coming until I went to bed. You are with your friends having a laugh doing something you’ve never done before. But remember to not rub your eyes, they will sting!!

Thanks for reading, more freshers posts to follow.

Amelia, XO

A Brief History of Underwear

Undressed:  Brief History of Underwear.

The V&A host so many exhibitions that I’d like to see. I chatted to mum for about 2 seconds before we booked our train tickets and headed into the capital.

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First stop was Harrods where we had brunch in the Godiva Chocolate cafeIMG_3147 IMG_3148 IMG_3151

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the Godiva Milk Chocolate sin cake with a serving of hot pouring chocolate, a salmon and watercress sandwich. Both incredibly delicious and service was prompt considering we were 2nd through the door. IMG_3160

I love looking at and buying underwear and was so excited to go see the undressed exhibition. Of course we weren’t allowed to take photos, which was a real shame because I would have loved to have shown you some of my favourite pieces.

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I wore

a vintage Jacket

Topshop – cami

New Look – Jeans ( turned up)

New Look – Tasseled loafers

Zandra Rhodes – bag

After we shopped around Liberty and looked at all their christmas Decorations then headed into Carnaby Street for dinner and a little shopping, before heading to the station to go home. We all fell asleep having officially conquered London for the day.

thanks for reading.

Dorset | The Libertine

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The Libertine – Westbourne

Westbourne is on route to Bournemouth from Poole, complete with beautiful arcade.

I love getting to know new places to eat. I first went to The Libertine on a double date with my boyfriend and his friends. We went on a Monday and had the buy one get one free pizza. They have a pizza oven I believe. It’s all very Instagramable, the milk churn (?) stools.

While wondering the shops with mum and my cousin we couldn’t decide where to eat, looking in on many different cafes, eateries and restaurants. I suggested The Libertine, so we ordered and sat down.

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Sharing the salami and peppadew pizza and the caramelised onion and garlic chicken pizza with sweet potato fries and salad. We agreed that it was totally delicious and well worth the wait ( 30 mins, not bothered)

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My disheveled look (I had a cold)

Top – H&M

Bag – Hope bay

If you haven’t been over to Westbourne you should give it a try with lots of independent shops and a fair few charity shops to find a previously loved gem.

More posts coming your way, thanks for reading.

 Amelia, XO.

University Haul | so far 2016

So I’ve put the deposit on my room and have joined the halls Facebook chat so I thought it was time to give you a little look into what i’ve bought to take with me to uni.

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I didn’t really think i had a theme when it came to the things i collected to take to uni but i love the blue and green with the kitsch detail.  Nothing here cost over £10 because most of it was Ikea or second hand.

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Top shelf – left to right

Straws – Ikea | shot glasses – Primark | soup bowl – second hand | mug – similar on Etsy | cacti class – Ikea | room defuser in vanilla black – Bahoma | Eiffel towers – from Paris trips.

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cacti – from my boyfriend ( Ikea) | Cook book – DK | Shower wash – Original Source | Apple – ( from my Grandma – hipster kids glass – Jane Foster | Chopping board/work top protector – Home Bargains | Food pots – Paper chase | soap – Dove

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Bowls (large) Polish pottery (small) Cath Kidston | oven mitts – Ikea | cacti – Ikea | plates Boots Christmas gift set (sale) spoon – *Rice

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Rose gold box – Next | peg octopus – Ikea | spatula set – Ikea | tongs – Ikea | scissors/bottle opener – Ikea | straw – Disney store |mugs – Miss Etoile | Wooden shopping board – Ikea

I’ve still got to get lots more things like cutlery and more bathroom things, but I love my little collection so far. I’m really keen on not buying everything, and going to uni and spending time getting to know my environment before I decide to buy something i need. Nothing worse then moving all your stuff and not having places to put it all.