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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Pizza Making, Beach Days, Film Nights & Squirrels!

parbold hill sunset
Hello and happy Sunday! I am so sorry I haven't blogged for a few days, I've been having a few technical issues but I'm back now! I've done quite a lot with my weekends recently so I thought I'd invite you to come and have some fun with me....

home-made pizzas
Last weekend we decided to make a rainy Friday evening a bit more fun and relax after a hectic week. We spent the night in my cinema room with fresh home-made pizzas... 
home made pizza recipe

If you want to take a look at my recipe you can find it on my healthy pizza making post here - they're so delicious and full of yummy fresh ingredients - stay away from the salami and keep the cheese low and you can make them pretty guilt-free! 

I got into my pyjamas (cosy nights in are the new going out). I'm obsessed with pyjamas at the moment, I just want to buy every cute set I see. I think I'm getting in the mood for Winter. Below you can see a little bit of pj inspiration... I may just have to buy the whole Topshop nightwear range soon. 

We drizzled some olive oil over our bases to make them more authentic Italian... (apparently)

...basil too

and a sprinkle of parmesan.

Topped with not so healthy meat and lots of veg, it was time to get cosy in the cinema room and tuck into our cheesy pizzas. 
at home cinema room

and then it was the hardest moment of the night, deciding what to watch.

Earlier in the week I was sent a survey by Ladbrokes (of all the random things - blame my Grandad he loves them) about the most fashionable people in American TV. Knowing I love TV and fashion, it was actually right up my street and got me in the mood to watch some fashionable people on my screen. Rachel Green from Friends ranked extremely high and I do love Jennifer Anniston (my girl crush) so we put Friends on to begin with. I love Friends, I think it's such an easy watch, and nothing beats watching an episode of Friends whilst stuffing yourself with home-made pizza! I'm also going to New York very soon so it got me really excited about visiting the big apple and hopefully seeing where Friends was filmed (and Central Perk for myself!)

nike for women
The next morning I took my new gym kit for a test run...

I can't wait to properly get back into my fitness and buying new gym kit inspires me. We went shopping in York and I decided to get some new 'Winter gym kit'.

You can get the running bottoms here from Very, or the exact ones from John Lewis here. I'd highly recommend them, they're probably my favourite running trousers ever. I can't find the top online anywhere but this one is from Nike and they have some gorgeous ones online at the moment here. I wrote all about my gym kit in a recent blog post here if you're interested in that! 

The next day it was time to feed some animals. I jumped off the train and headed to a local farm...

These photos are all from my new camera, it was nice to practice with it at the weekend.

We fed the goats some cornflakes 

what a little cutie...

cedar farm

I wanted to steal them all.

The ducks certainly didn't like us as much as the goats did.

little black lamb

I fell in love with the most gorgeous little lamb...

little black lamb
(I took this on my iphone but how cute)

british scone and jam

After lots of animal feeding it was time to tuck into some British brunch... if you watched my British tag video you'll know just how much I love all things British, so I could hardly turn down a scone! I'll massively miss British brunch when I'm in New York, maybe I should invite the Friends cast over to sample some British delights? 

A quick sip of ginger beer and it was time to say goodbye to the farm. 

We got home and relaxed whilst catching up on Orange Is The New Black (I'm hooked - my favourite TV series at the moment)

daniel wellington

and I admired my new Daniel Wellington Grace watch. My gorgeous skirt is from Primark! Similar on ASOS here and Missguided here and here

That evening we decided to check out the sunset...

we walked through the woods...

and came across the most beautiful sunset. 

british sunset

the moon

we walked home by the moon. Whilst I love the idea of visiting New York, I'm going to miss British evenings like these.

Once home, we tested out the black and white mode on my camera.

Jumper: (Jack's) Aubin & Wills, similar below! (Boys jumpers are so much better than girls) 

The next day we headed to Formby beach...

formby beach squirrel walk

We started on the squirrel walk and searched for the famous red squirrels...

I wasn't dressed for the weather so borrowed Jack's gorgeous jumper again (it will soon be mine).

It got a little bit warmer and I took the jumper off.

Jeans: Topshop \ Sandals: New Look \ Top: River Island \ Watch: Daniel Wellington  \ Hair: Natural bush as I'm trying to let it grow!

formby beach

We played hide and seek and I kind of felt like I was in an episode of The Hunger Games (we got lost in the vast woods) so we decided to head for the beach

formby beach

We eventually found the beach...

Whilst it wasn't like the clear waters of Jamaica, nothing beats a walk in the cool British breeze with your favourite person...

Me instagramming my sandals like you do...

Jack instagramming me...

We walked up the sand dunes to have a sit down 

It kind of looks more like America than Liverpool.

Windswept and chilly, I still made sure I had an ice cream to end the day.

So there we have it, an extra long post to apologise for me not blogging for a few days (blame my laptop). I am back now though and have so much exciting news and things to share with you, I'm pretty excited and I hope you are too! 

What have you been up to? Do you like the seaside? Have you ever been on a squirrel walk? Do you love rainy Friday nights in? 

Lots of love, Em x

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  1. Wow, looks like the perfect weekend. The pictures you've taken in the woods (and also the goats!) are really beautiful. x Meryl


    1. It was so perfect! Aw thank you so much - those ones are with my new camera, hooray!!! x

  2. Looks like you had an adorable weekend! My nan took me to the Formby squirrel walk when I was about three and I've loved it since! <3
    love lucinda xx

    1. I really did thank you! Ah it's such a cute little walk, we found 3 of them! xxx

  3. I cannot explain how much I enjoy reading your posts, they are incredibly interesting and you're stunning em!

    Emma from http://www.masqueradebelle.co.uk

    1. Aw thank you so much - this made my day! I hope you'll keep enjoying them as I have lots of exciting lifestyle posts coming your way eek! xxx

  4. Your hair is sooo gorgeous, I'm jealous! Looks like you had a fab weekend, you've really inspired me to make my own pizzas now, its always so much fun!

    Jess | www.0ldtricks.com x

    1. Thank you so much haha it's currently trying to grow so I'm just leaving it be! Aw yay go make some!!! xxx

  5. I absolutely adore your blog, and your posts are always perfection. Looks a lovely weekend, and I'm loving your outfits! I agree with you on the men's jumpers...they really are so much more comfy. Which camera did you use for these images? They are gorgeous! Greetings from California :)

    1. Aw thank you so much - that's so kind of you. It was so so lovely. I use a Sony A7 :) Ooo I'd love to visit California some day! xxx

  6. I loved this post! I'm desperate to go to the beach as well soon so will have to pay a visit when the weather is nice! Xx


    1. Thank you so much, so glad you liked it! Hehe yes get yourself there, you wont regret it! xxx

  7. I love lifestyle posts :) I really enjoyed this one ♥

    1. Thank you so much! So glad you enjoyed it, I love writing them! x

  8. Yuum that pizza looks great! Looks like a lovely weekend and love the heart sweatpants you have :) Please do some posts on photography because you take great photos!


    1. It was so so lovely! Aw thank you, they're so so cosy! Aw I may do! Thank you so much! xxx

  9. what a lovely weekend, so much you've done locally and it seems like a great way to cherish summer whilst it's here :)
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Thank you - it was just so so lovely! xxx

  10. What an amazing weekend! I absolutely love making the most of summer weekends and getting as much in as possible and it definitely looks like you did. I love your photos too!

    Jade Rebecca x

    1. It was so goooood! Eeek me too and the nights are bright for so long, you can't beat it! Hehe, thank you so much xxx

  11. another lovely post, looks like you had a great time x

    1. Thank you so much, I really did! x

  12. What a lovely weekend. I've been to a farm this weekend too, Cheshire Ice Cream Farm. The ice cream is yummy, lots of flavours and they have a small petting zoo :)

    I've been to Formby beach and I love it. We weren't able to see the red squirrels, maybe because they were afraid of our dog.

    Anca @ ancaslifestyle

    1. Thank you, it was so lovely! Oooo wowwee an ice cream farm?!!? Jealous, it sounds AMAZING and a petting zoo wins me over every time! Aw I saw 3 of them but I couldn't get very close of anything! x

  13. These photos are great, looks like you're definitely getting the hang of the new camera! That sunset looks gorgeous, working all weekend every weekend definitely makes me envy your adventures, looks like you've been having lots of fun and you look gorge as always x

    What Rachael Wrote

    1. Aw thank you - glad you think so!!! Yayy I'm trying hard I really am! Ahh I used to work every weekend so I feel your pain, I'm so happy I no longer have to do it! Thank you so much xxxx

  14. Amazing post. I am in love with photos!


  15. It looks like you had an amazing weekend; those pizzas look delicious and that farm looks so cute!

    laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk : Student Box Swap


  16. Oh my gosh, this all looks so delightful!
    I totally agree that nothing beats a Friday night snuggled up, Pizza and TV!
    Your weekend looks delightful - you are so lucky to live near such incredibly beautiful nature things (*nature things*lol).
    Although I live in Melbourne Australia so beautiful things are never too far away.
    Thanks for sharing and including some definitely excellent photos!

    1. Aw thank you so much hehe glad you think so! Woweeee super jealous, I'd love to live in Australia!!! Yeah we are very lucky in England I just need to get out more to see it all eek! aw thanks so much once again hehe xxx

  17. The title of this post completely drew me in!!! 4 of my favourite things!

    Beautiful sunset pics!

    Susie | june lorraine

    1. Awww hahaha I feel the same eeek animals and fooood! xxx

  18. Looks gorgeous. You take the most beautiful photo's x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

  19. What a lovely blogpost. All your pictures are lovely. I also think warm nights in are just the job when it's rainy and horrible outside!! I love the seaside though, I just wish I lived closer to a nice beach!

    Great post!

    Rachel xx


    1. Aw thank you so much - so glad you think so! Yes I agree! Cannot beat a cosy night in. I'm the same, I live nowhere near to the beach! x

  20. Love the way you take pictures, and the outfits you put together. You've become an inspiration to me! :)


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