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1. Started off my week by reading Harry Potter accompanied by fairy lights and my micro book light in the early hours of Monday morning. There's something really peaceful and serene about reading in the dead of night under a little light!

2. I've basically spent the majority of my week tucked up in my room, heating on, coffee in hand, watching Gossip Girl right from the start. And who could forget that Nate & Little J pairing that was so wrong but quite cute at the same time?!

3. Sat at Twitter with Sarah, counting down to 11:11 (part two) on Tuesday, which was 11.1.11! We are so dorky, but I finally made my wish and a wish for Gem, so it was worth it! And to think I'd almost fallen asleep at 10:30pm!

4. Loaned out another camera from Uni, because I just didn't have anything to do! This is the Canon EOS 500D, which I am still getting to grips with. Bleugh. Customary photo in the mirror though, the focus is a tiny bit off here, and flash was necessary to hide my hair!

5. Failed at outfit photos on this fine day. Took shadowy photos of my tights instead.

6. Messing about with focus points on photos. This is my lip product drawer. About three layers of lipsticks, glosses, lip balms, scrubs... Oh dear. Do not let me buy any more lipsticks! FYI: I really recommend Benefit's Lipscription products if they're still around aha.

7. Random objects on my windowsill. Photo of Dadddy and I 

8. UNFOCUSED >:( But er yeah, this is how I've been spending my week, mostly.

9. New HG nail varnish, courtesy of my friend Selina (: THE most gorgeous colour ever, and the brush looks weird but applies really well. Obviously I forgot to snap a photo of it, always the way...

10. Breaded ham and cheese toastie, accompanied by apple and raspberry juice for lunch on Friday(?) I am actually obsessed with these. I always add mayonaise in after, which gets messy, and is probably weird, but um, I heart mayo.

11. Baked cupcakes on Saturday!

12. Something I found on weheartit.com and printed out. This is absolutely my new mantra!

13. MEEEE! Obvz I think this is MySpace or something. And hai chapped lips ):

14. Poached eggs and bacon on toast. Uhhh, such a beautiful late lunch. This was my first ever attempt at poaching an egg haha, must remember to use a large egg next time, they shrink so much! Or am I just greedy in wanting more...?

15. Times like these that I wish I had Windows 7... My makeshift attempt to watch Harry Potter, write a meme to post on LJ and keep up with Twitter!

16. Experimenting with the camera again (: City lights from outside my bedroom on Saturday night.

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  1. aww love these photo's! nate has been with everyone, well so has everyone else. i love it's ridiculousness

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  2. Great work with the bokeh on 16, was that on auto or manual? I can't make a poached egg to save my life, maybe small eggs is where I'm going wrong, apparently white vinegar in the water helps too :(
    Ahhh Little J and Nate, seems a thousand worlds ago now, since then she has been a drug dealer, a mental case, a psycho bitch and dressing less and less. I found that keep calm at the beginning of last year and have been searching the net to find it ever since, it's perfection in a frame, if I find it I'll get you one too. Thank you for my wish, guess no1 heard you :( xxxx

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  3. Mm, I think I need a micro book light in my life! I LOVE your new mantra by the way ;) Cute cupcakes too sweetie. I need to do some more baking soon I think. It's been a while! Noms, poached egg and bacon sounds like a lovely combo. Hope you've had a good weekend sweet.

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  4. The Nate/Litte J pairing was most certainly wrong.... and the cupcakes look yummy!

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  5. Emma: Thank you (: Oh I know, everyone has been with everyone, it's quite sickening to think about really, even Vanessa has been getting in on the action. I love how unrealistic most of Gossip Girl is, we get to live life vicariously through them! x

    Gem: Thanks Gem <3 Was shot on manual, hoping to get better at these Bokeh shots tonight though. Determination is key and the camera is due to go back tomoz ): Yeppy, a splash of white vinegar apparently works a treat, but we didn't have any... Awh Gem, sending so much love and hugs to you. xxxx

    Bee: YES YOU DO. My brother got it for me as part of my Christmas pressie, and I don't know how I coped without one! I no longer have to get out of my cosy duvet to turn the main light off after reading, I just use this! I seriously want that as a canvas in my bedroom, my mother probably won't agree though!

    Amey: Haha it was quite cute! Chuck and Jenny however = wrong. Thanks Amey! x

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  6. Love the 'keep calm' mantra! Ahhh sounds like a typical lazy but good uni week haha. And who doesn't love a bit of gossip girl. I just hate serena so much now no! Bleurgh! Haha I know I know, s'only tv.... xxx

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  7. Oooh that nail varnish is a gorgeous colour :) Also high fiives for counting down to 11:11 on tuesday :D I forgot in the morning so I did it at 11:11pm but it still counts right? ^_^ xxx

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  8. keep calm and conjure a patronus charm.. THIS IS GENIUS! oh gosh i wish harry potter was real sometimes. i love that so much, good find xxx

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  9. i adore your new mantra! and you take lovely lovely pictures :) x

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  10. Ohh those cakes look so yummy! And I love that 'keep calm and conjure a patronus charm', its so you! Haha! xoxo

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  11. lovely photos,and mmmmm at the egg on toast :)

    ive done the same tucked up in my room but watching sex and the city back to back haha

    kate
    xx

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  12. I love the experimentation photo! Also, I started reading the text in that first photograph and figured out that it was Harry Potter =p

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  13. Fab week in photos! Never seen Gossip girl, so let me know if it good! ++ those cupcakes look so yummy! xxx

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  14. This sounds like a pretty good week! Im so looking forward to going back to uni so I have things to go! x xx

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  15. aha i really love these photos you put up, makes me wanna live yo' lifeee! your beauts and frankly so are you cupcakes!;)xx

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  16. Hannah: Eee it's amazing, isn't it?! Gotta love weheartit! I'm on the hunt for the printed version, I'd love it above my bed at home, much as Mumma would disagree (: Oh God me too, I get so into it! Serena's lack of tones in her voice annoys me, I quite liked her in Season 1 haha, but now, NO. xxx

    Jenny: Thank youu! Such a different colour, will look so nice in the spring! Yess, I'd like to hope so, I missed it in the morning too because I was on the phone ): xxx

    LC: Haha! Me too, life would be 10000x better if HP was real! xxx

    Hannah: Thank you! I'm a total amateur with a camera, but it really interests me at the moment, so I'd quite like to develop my "skills" somehow! x

    Katie: Thank you (: LOL I need the print in my life asap! xx

    Kate: I want another poached egg on toast, I loved it haha! Oooh, my flatmates has the SATC boxsets, maay do that marathon when I'm done with GG! xx

    Alyse: Thank you! Could be a lot more focused, but I'm going to read up and practice tonight I think. Haha, I'm currently rereading the books while I have the time. This new semester at Uni looks absolutely packed ): x

    Courtney: Thank you (: OH GOSH. You have not lived, I've been an avid Gossip Girl-er since the books in 2003, you have to watch it sweet! xx

    Rani: Thank you! Me too, I'll probably complain til the cows come home but still excited to have things to do with my life again! xxx

    Irene: Haha it isn't that interesting ;) I lounge around a LOT at the moment! N'awh thankies Irene :3 xx

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  17. AHH, I love the "Keep Calm and Conjure up a Patronus Charm"! :) I have been meaning to re-read the Harry Potter books before the last movie comes out! Such a bittersweet feeling.

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  18. Looking at all those gossip girl dvds makes me want to re watch them again. Hmmm hopefully after the exams.xoxo

    P.s - yummy looking cupcakes btw :)

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  19. The last photo is amazing. And I'm kind of craving cupcakes now x

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  20. I hated Nate and Little J. most wrong indeedy. Which harry potter book were you reading? xx

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  21. great photos! i love these kind of posts :) The last photo is especially good x

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  22. I LOVE poached eggs, I made the best one ever the other day, looked so perfect like something you'd see on masterchef haha. I usually always have 2. Or they are amazing on top of beans on toast hmmmm.

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  23. I almost got one of those book lights! But it was like £7 in WH smith, ridiculous! I'll probably cave though, I hate having to have my light on when I read at night. MM Nate looks so hot on that screen cap! I loved season one so much! Your sandwich looks so good, om nom. And these pictures look so great with the DSLR, makes me even more annoyed that I don't have one :-(

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  24. Love alllll these photos! all your photos look relaxed and great, a really good week in my eyes ;) those cupcakes are making me hungry mmm! xx

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  25. Bravo attempt at the poached egg! Haha mine all but disappeared when I attempted a while back, seeing this has made me think I'll give it another go, yum! :) Aww I absolutely looove reading at night, especially tucked up nice & warm! I soo need a micro book light, been using my phone but the lights terrible!

    Aysh xoxo

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  26. oh those cakes look so good! and you look gorg in your pictures
    XXX

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  27. Amaris: It is SO genius! I wonder who originally thought of it though aha! Uhh I'm going to be depressed/overexcited on release day ):

    Huda: Oooh you should sweet! Good luck with your exams (: xx

    Vicky: N'awh thank you <3 I think I'm always craving something in some shape or form! Currently after Thai food in general haha!

    No Turnip: Haha! It was quite an odd pairing but I liked it! It was such a cute pairing in the books though, so that's probably why I liked it. I'm reading Half Blood Prince atm, my absolute favourite of the series! xx

    Lizzy: Thank you! I was just experimenting but they came out okay considering I've studied photography for about 5 workshops! x

    Helen: Aaah, come round and make me poached eggs Helen! I want to perfect making them, they're SO good! (: xxx

    Naomi: Owh really?! My brother said this was "quite cheap" from John Lewis, if that's any good to you (: Nate is so hawtttt. Thanks lovely! x

    Rose: Thank you! Was nice and relaxing, but now my back pains have started up again! Crap! ): Eeep, make some cuppycakes! xx

    Aysh: Aha I'd never made them before, but put it in Google and it looked simple enough! LOL my phone light dims after 20 seconds so that would be awful to read under haha! xx

    Meghan: N'awh thank you (: xx

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  28. major love for harry AND nate ♥ love, elle x

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  29. So so jealous of your Gossip Girl box set! I could totally go for a marathon right about now... I need it to have started before it even went on break for Christmas!

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  30. Thanks for the link yesterday evening! The poached egg on toast looks soooo yummy espeically at this time of the morning...DRIBBLES! LOL

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  31. I agree Windows 7 is so much better to work with and it is definitely the closest Windows has ever got to Apple's OS X. The poached eggs looks really yummy I might just go and make one now! I prefer scrambled eggs though they're much Yummier! <3

    Carla xxx
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  32. 11.11 yeeeaaahh baaaaaaby!! X

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  33. Elle: Aha indeed! (:

    Aimee: Haha, you have precisely a week until it comes off Winter hiatus to catch up ;)

    Mandy: You're welcome! I want one but way too lazy today haha. xx

    Carla: We had it at work, and my brother has it on his laptop and I'm so jealous! It would just simplify my life a little bit (:

    Sarah: ;D x

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  34. Love ur photo collection and u looks sweet

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  35. I... can't even remember what it was like to have an non-annoying Little J!

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  36. wintergurl: Thanks lovely (:

    Sharon: I just rewatched Season 3 and remember her being more annoying? Maybe I've just got used to her being annoying and brattish haha!

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  37. I love your blog! Love Harry potter, gossip girl and those innocent smoothie hats :)!

    xx

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