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Sunday, 4 December 2016

Things I love Thursday #24!

Hope you are having a lovely December! Here's what I've been absorbing lately...yes, it's late I know.

Following on from my obsession with with Lynn Hirschberg's Screen Tests for the New York Times, I have recently been enjoying another of her projects: 'Casting Call' for W Magazine.

Copper fairy lights by Not On The High Street, sooooo pretty and cosy!
Copper micro fairy lights image via Not On the High Street

Third series of The Fall: Oh my goodness, what a series! Don't want to give away any spoilers. If you haven't watched the first two series, do it.
Image via BBC

70's baseball tops: I remember wearing these back in the noughties! Am glad they're back in again, super comfy.
Image via Urban Outfitters
What are you loving lately?

Peebreeks xxx

Friday, 5 August 2016

Packing for India!

This Sunday, I am flying to India to travel around Rajasthan for 3 weeks, so excited! After much research and deliberation, here's what I will take in my big rucksack.

My rucksack is a 45L Eurohike Pathfinder.
(In clear zip bags)
Medications: pain gel, anti-diarrhoea tablets, rehydration etc
First aid kit: blister plasters, plasters, antiseptic cream etc
Toiletries: travel size shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, toothpaste, razor, toothbrush, deodorant.
Large comb
Essential oils: peppermint, tea tree and citronella.
High strength mosquito repellant
2 x suncream (1 Sweat-resistant and 1 with repellant)
15 x handy packs of tissues (or as many as poss!)
1x large pack baby wipes
2x handy packs of wet wipes

5 x t-shirts
3 x vest tops
5 x pairs underwear
3 x sports bras
1 x large scarf (for covering shoulders and head)
1 x harem pants
1 x baggy harem pants
1 x long skirt
1 x long PJ bottoms
1 x thermal base layer
1 x lightweight raincoat
2x disposable poncho (1 for a friend!)
1x flip-flops
1 hiking sandals
1 or 2 pairs cosy socks (for flights)
1 x peaked hat

Microfibre quick-drying towel
Eye mask and ear plugs
Small umbrella
Mini washing line with pegs
Silk sleeping bag liner and pillowcase
Travel pillow
Double mosquito net
Passport and important documents (visa, bus ticket, flights, travel insurance)
A5 journal
Colouring pencils and pads (gifts for children)
Mobile phone + charger
Lightweight daypack

I will probably take my Kindle tablet or Kindle reader for the coach and airport as well, I haven't decided which yet! Argghhh decisions!

OPTIONAL: (If desired and I have room!)
Robinsons squash squeeze pack
1 x shorts
Water bottle? (I intend on buying and recycling bottled water)

Hope this is helpful, I can go into more detail about medications/toiletries if needed.

Peebreeks xxx

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Things I Love Thursday #23

Getting back in the swing of things, it's Thursday again!

The Little Princess Trust
Discovered this charity online recently and I think that the work they do is amazing. They provide free real-hair wigs to children who have lost their hair whilst undergoing cancer treatment. I'm seriously considering donating some of my hair. This video explains everything.

Bob haircuts

With a hair chop in mind, there are so many beautiful bobs out there for inspiration...
Image via  Pinterest Hair

Image via  Pinterest Hair

Image via  Pinterest Hair
    Image via  Pinterest Hair
Iced coffee
Anyone who follows my instagram or twitter will know by now that (during the summer) I'm a massive iced coffee fan.  The sweeter the better, I love mocha/vanilla/caramel. This week I made my own using:  Instant coffee, hot chocolate powder, skimmed milk and ice. It was delicious!

Julia Roberts

Went on a bit of a Julia Roberts binge...Have watched Mystic Pizza and Erin Brockovich again on Netflix over the last couple of weeks.
I have seen them both before but had forgotten how good they are! I love Julia Roberts, she is one of my favourite actresses. She seems to act any part well and seems to bring genuine emotion and warmth to all her roles. She always has me convinced. I think she thoroughly deserved the oscar for Erin Brockovich. In fact, the internet tells me that she was the first person to win an Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe, National Board of Review and Screen Actors Guild Award for a single performance!
Also watched Eat Pray Love again, but I think that was more for Javier Bardem :)
Image via US Magazine
Image via The Telegraph
Image via ET Online

Emily Hartridge
Over the last few weeks, I discovered Emily Hartridge's YouTube channel. I find her really funny and I like the format of her videos (10 Reasons Why...).  She also seems really down-to-earth,

Hope you're all well and having a good week!

Peebreeks xx

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Things I love Thursday #22

Blimey, it's been a long time since I wrote one of these posts!

Summer Barbecues

Been lucky enough to enjoy some sunshine here in Brighton recently, so have been making the most of it, have been to 4 barbecues already and it's still only July!

Cute jumpers 

Saw these beauties (and others!) in H&M this week, definitely want them. I love the cutesy patterns :) Especially the sushi one.

Gilmore Girls
Image courtesy of Warner Bros via TVLine
As a teenager I loved this series. Well-written, funny, quick-witted, what's not to like?!  To my delight, I recently discovered it had appeared on Netflix.  Have been devouring Series One and reliving fashion from the year 2000.

Nakd banana bread bars 

Image via Nakd
These delicious bars are really sweet and tasty and pretty good for you. They have no added sugar or syrups. I found this information on their website:
Nakd Banana Bread is also:
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Wheat free
  • Free from added sugar
  • Dairy free
  • Kosher Approved
  • One of your 5 a day!
  • Deliciously simple! Made with Dates (37%), Bananas (23%), Oats (20%), Walnuts (8%), Raisins (7%),  Apple Juice concentrate (3%), Rice Flour, Cinnamon, Nutmeg and a hint of natural flavouring
They are really tasty and I have repurchased them more than once. I am trying to eat healthier in general and lose a little weight. These stop me reaching for unhealthy snacks! I'm loving lots of the Nakd range at the moment.

These 90's nostalgia tattoos by the very talented Sam Whitehead 
(Email: or follow her on instagram:@samwhiteheadtattoos)
I love the sweet cartoons! 

The Girl On The Train

Have really enjoyed reading this on my Kindle lately.  I won't spoil the story but it is really gripping and hard to put down.  There's a film adaptation coming out on 7th October this year!

(Official Trailer via Youtube)

I think that's it for this week.  What have you been loving? Post me a comment!

Peebreeks xxx