Friday, 14 June 2019

Disneyland Paris June 2019 Outfit Diary




Last week, Sam and I took a much needed break to Disneyland Paris, to see the Marvel season, to warm up for our upcoming Florida holiday, and as a way to cheer up an otherwise miserable couple of months. As usual I planned my outfits in advance, so I thought I’d do a little outfit diary of the trip.

Day one
Day one was also travel day, so I opted for something as comfy as I could get (I don’t really do casual dressing very well) which was a long tulle skirt from BooHoo and my Mickey Mouse ice creams top from Primark, which is probably my favourite Summer Disney item.

Day two 
Day two was myself and Sam’s matching outfits day. This time, as we were at a Sleeping Beauty castle, we wore matching Aurora themed t-shirts from the wonderful Quackers and Co. I wore team pink and Sam wore team blue. I just decided to wear this top with denim shorts for an easy middle day outfit.

Day three
Day three saw me wear a dress I’d purposely bought for this trip, and, because we’re amongst friends here, was also the reason I wanted to come on this trip rather than just waiting for Florida; my Captain Marvel dress from EMP. I love this dress and I got so many compliments on it. I’ll definitely be keeping it for future use, aka, every time I have a chance of meeting Captain Marvel.

I hope you enjoyed this little outfit diary, the trip reports are coming very soon.

Nic
xx

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Walt Disney World Wednesdays: 1 Month to Go


I actually can’t believe I’m writing this blog post, but today marks one month until we fly to Walt Disney World! I’ve never gotten close to this stage before, and I genuinely feel sick with nerves. It’s like I’m living in a dream and I’m going to wake up any minute and it’s all going to not really be happening, but, it’s safe to say that I am very, very excited. 

Almost everything is planned now, we just need the next four weeks to go quickly. I’ll be posting some outfit sneak peeks on Instagram, in the form of Instagram TV I think, so be sure to look out for those, and I’ll give you the full rundown of what we’re doing in a couple of Wednesdays time.

Nic
xx

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

MCM Comic Con May 2019











This past weekend saw the return of one of my favourite events: comic con. Having not attended May MCM in almost two years, and after finally making a new cosplay, I was eager to get back and feel the joy I always get from being able to just be a nerd.

The day started very early (I couldn’t get the full weekend off work) with us setting off from Stockport at 6:30! Our tickets were covered from 11am, so we knew we’d make it in time, and we did; arriving at the ExCel at 10:33. After finding somewhere to park, we made our way into the con centre. We had a bit of queue time, so we spent a little bit of time spotting cosplays we recognised, and then we were let in. Sam immediately found some Lego that he wanted to purchase, so we spent some time browsing the stalls and getting compliments on my little Alolan Vulpix friend. We found so many good items, and we bought some artwork before heading for lunch at Cho Zen Noodle.

After lunch and a little rest listening to the performances on the Pop Asia stage, we went outside for some fresh air, where we saw some more amazing cosplays and took a few photos of our own cosplays. It was a breath of fresh air but soon started raining, so we headed back inside to do more damage to our respective bank accounts. After we’d bought what felt like the entirety of con, we headed to the main stage to watch the cosplay masquerade, where I predicted the winner as soon as they’d done their performance.

Then, quick as a flash, the con was over. We admittedly got lost in the car park because neither of us had decided to pay any attention to where we were in the morning, but we eventually found it and had a nice easy drive home, already planning the next one. It was truly one of the best cons I’ve had in a while, so I am very excited about the ones to come.

Nic
xx

Friday, 3 May 2019

Easter Bank Holiday Weekend









A few weeks ago now was Easter weekend, and the first time I’d had the weekend off in a long time. The weather was beautiful, which was lucky for the family thing we had to do first. We walked up to the top of a hill in the nearby countryside, then a bit of extended family time in a pub, before we headed home to make the most of the lovely weather and have a barbecue.

The next day was Easter Sunday, and myself, Sam, and my immediate family decided to go on a day trip to Whitby. Whitby was a lovely place, and we walked by the Abbey, saw some local sights, went for a walk along the beach, and had fish and chips for lunch. We then drove back and watched a couple of films. When bank holiday Monday arrived, having had a couple of very busy days, Sam and I decided to have a chilled day and have a picnic in one of our local parks. We also swapped Easter eggs that we bought for half price from Asda.

Nic
xx

Monday, 22 April 2019

One Pink Tree, Four Different Outfits





Now we all know how much I love a pink tree, and pink clothing, so when I got the idea to take some pictures in front of one of the big cherry blossom trees in our local park, I decided to make it a bit of a feature, and, due to me having not done an outfit post on here in a while, I thought I would do four. 

As is typical with me, 90% of the clothes are no longer available to buy, but I thought I’d showcase them anyway, as I definitely wear more older clothes than new ones, and what is this blog other than realistic about my penchant for never wearing current clothing? 

I hope you’ve all had a great Easter weekend, mine has been filled with fun, sun, and plenty of chocolate, which I will tell you all about in another post soon.

Nic
xx

Friday, 19 April 2019

A Day in Chester












A couple of weeks ago, Sam and I decided that, since we’d not really done anything in a while, so we decided to go on an impromptu afternoon out to Chester. We arrived around lunch time and went for a walk around a couple of shops before going for some lunch. 

After lunch, we decided to walk along the city walls and read about the city and it’s history. We also saw the Roman sights, such as the amphitheatre, and walked around the big park and along the river, before getting some treats for the car journey back. We spent about 4 hours in Chester and we had a wonderful time, day trips are one of my favourite things to do, so I’m excited for plenty more now that the weather is brightening up.

Nic
xx

Friday, 12 April 2019

Getting My Creative Groove Back





I have always thought of myself as a creative person, however, I have been doubting myself and this fact quite a lot in recent times, which has led to a lot of emotional days and bad feelings. I thought I’d never be back to my old self, everything creative in my life took a massive hit, including this blog; then Monday happened. 

It started off just like any other Monday, with neither me or Sam wanting to go to work, least of all me, whose place of work has now become the same conversation 45 times a day about the store closing down, but I went anyway. The work day passed uneventfully, and we’d just sat down to watch some Pokemon on Netflix when Sam turned to me and said “you should cosplay Lillie from Pokemon Sun and Moon”, and, as soon as he’d said that, something in me just clicked. I felt revitalised and ready to start doing creative things again. So I’ve started my Lillie cosplay, my first cosplay in well over a year, and I feel inspired to write again for the first time in months. 

I hope this leads to a great creative flow from me, and I hope it continues for a while, as I’m at my happiest when I’m doing something creative.

Nic
xx