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daisybutter - UK Style Blog: week in photos, food, university lifestyle, chinese new year
daisybutter - UK Style Blog: week in photos, dominoes, ben and jerry's cookie dough, southampton docks

Bought a Keep Calm x Harry Potter inspired poster after spying it on Franky's blog! · The sky just before it hailed on my walk home from Uni · A vanilla spice latte and doughnut with the lovely Kat on Wednesday · Pretending it's 2004/MySpace at Chinese New Year! · Working by candlelight while it poured down with rain on Friday · InDesign at Uni · Chilli chicken in honey and soy sauce with 白菜 for Chinese New Year - cooked from scratch by yours truly ;) · Lunch with Lauren and Leanne at Coffee Nation · Pretending to be Elle Woods in my law seminar · Had an indulgent Dominoes with the girls after spending a LOT of time perusing a leaflet that fell through our door (standard student mail!) and deciding that ordering pizza online was better than cooking. By far. · Went for a walk to the Southampton Docks to walk off said pizza and ice-cream · Brushing up my Chinese reading skillz with some extra dissertation research.

Happy Sunday, Daisybutter campers! (Still struggling with a name for my readers, as you can see.) How are we all? I can hardly believe it's the last day of the week already, I haven't given myself much of a weekend but I've finally made a breakthrough with my dissertation, and I'm feeling much better about the prospect of final semester. Time to chill with coffee on tap (we bought a coffee machine for £5 so the theory is thereabouts), lovely blogs and some films.

This week has basically seen me dive headfirst into silly amounts of work, eat double lunches on more occasions than anyone should, catching up with the girls and mentally prepare myself for travelling to London and back twice in two days next week. Eep. I'm venturing outside of my bedroom den in a little bit to pick up some essentials and have a wander in the shops for something to wear tomorrow night to the #ZOMGbloggersbash. So excited to see Zoe and some of my other blogging friends, as well as meet many more - namely Abby, who I've failed at meeting for two years now. If you're heading over on tomorrow too, I'll be the short one...

By the way, I just wanted to say a huge 'thanks' to anybody who voted for Daisybutter in the Marie Claire Blog Awards last week: I was announced as one of the ten shortlisted blogs on Monday, and am heading to the awards in Mayfair (swish, I know!) on Tuesday morning. Never been so proud/excited/nervous about something before! I know there's a little bit of, er, controversy surrounding blog awards and magazine affiliation, but in my eyes, the chance to write for MarieClaire.co.uk is huge for a fashion journo undergrad, free or not. Just my two cents on the matter! My money is on Audrey/Frassy to win the fashion blog category anyway!

Oh and as a mini update of my 2012 goals... I failed one of my goals this weekend. Stayed up til about 3am, oops. How are you all getting along with your New Year's resolutions/2012 goals? 

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  1. omg ahh i have a cookie dough in my freezer that I'm planning on attacking later on!
    amourette

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  2. Mysentimentalheart29 January 2012 at 11:51

    I love your Harry Potter poster! I resolved to get to bed at a reasonable hour this year too, failing miserably so far (starting to think I'm nocturnal!)
    x

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  3. ella @ belle vintage29 January 2012 at 11:57

    I knew you'd love Frank's poster! Well done on the diss breakthrough, you are making me feel guilty for not doing enough work this weekend! x
    xElla @ Belle Vintage

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  4. Vanilla Spice lattes are my replacement for the christmas coffees ha ha. Doing rather well on the resolutions front. Though this time I actually picked ones that were achievable. Must be growing up! Fingers crossed for you at the awards :) xx

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  5. Love the poster!!! Looks like you had a lovely week x

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  6. Where on earth did you get that HP poster from? I've looked on Franky's blog but I can't find it D; ♥

    Sarah ^.^

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  7. Catherine Farish29 January 2012 at 12:06

    I'm looking at this post while watching Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone we have started a Harrypotterathon. That poster is great! I will be honest I opted out of resolutions this year, as I was to lazy to make them ! Good luck in the awards xx Catherine

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  8. Congrats on being shortlisted, can't wait to hear all about it! Loving the poster too.

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  9. Congratulations on being shortlisted! I bet you'll have an amazing time at the awards! And be prepared to get up and make a speech because I think you have a better chance than you think! Everyone LOVES your blog :)
    Have a great time at the ZOMGbloggersbash too :)
    I love your Harry Potter poster :)
    x

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  10. I LOVE these sort of posts by you. I find them so interesting!

    http://thefashiondistrictnlc.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love that Potter poster, I need to get my hands on one! Good luck at the Marie Claire awards - I voted for you :) xxx

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  12. Great post :-) I need that Keep Calm poster! xx

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  13. love your pictures michelle always so cute x

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  14. sian_lenihanbrooks29 January 2012 at 12:55

    that keep calm is so perfect! <3 so hungry after this post, photos of ben and jerry's cookie dough AND dominoes oh michelle you are cruel!! oh i hadnt even heard about zomgbloggerbash and i live in london! sucks to be me haha :( xx

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  15. Your photos are so random, but so pretty! :)

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  16. Oh congratulations on getting shortlisted Michelle- that's so exciting, I really hope you win! I'm keeping on track with most of my resolutions except for the exam stress one, oops :) I have the exact same poster! Great (harry potter obsessed) minds think alike, eh? Hope you're doing well! X

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  17. Looks like a good week Michelle, and I gather you got a good mark for your proposal too, well done! You deserve it.

    As for awards, well the prizes are as valuable as you make them, and congratulations on being shortlisted, have an awesome time at the bash and I'll be keeping things crossed for you.

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  18. Michelle McCready29 January 2012 at 14:23

    where did you get that poster from? i need that in my life! new motto to get by haha.
    & congrats on being shortlisted :) xx

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  19. Just have to say, I love your patronus poster!

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  20. Oh gosh I'm jealous, we finished that tub on Monday night! ):

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  21. Thanks Sarah, it's the perfect third year poster haha ;) I'm nocturnal as well, not insomniac or any of that nonsense, I just don't like the daytime :P xx

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  22. Once I saw it, I knew I had to have it! Aw I just needed to frontload my work because I won't get anything done until Wednesday afternoon now, and I feel so guilty for it! xx

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  23. They're amazing, especially with vanilla and cinnamon topping! Aw I'm pleased yours are going well sweet (: and thank you, I'm nervous to go along because I don't really know anyone going to them! xx

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  24. Thanks Sophie! Bit of a manic week, but a good one all the same (:

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  25. The poster was from Poster Revolution's website (:

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  26. great photos! i am going to rush to the co-op now to get some cookie dough ice cream! i have an urge to get my duvet on my sofa, watch a girly film and eat a whole tub of it ha ha! xo

    pebbz| www.pebbzblog.blogspot.com

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  27. Ooh I'm jealous Catherine, I'm currently procrastinating from more diss work and my HP films are mostly all at home ): Thank you lovely!

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  28. I really wonder how the 'awards' themselves will be haha, so much drama surrounding the mag/blog thing at the moment, I don't understand it at all! xx

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  29. Thank you Emma! Haha I don't think there'll be speeches involved :P xx

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  30. Aw thank you Nicola (: all inspired by Abby from abbzzw.com who started the Week in Photos craze for me! xx

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  31. Thanks Dani! I'm worried that I'll be a loner at Marie Claire hahaha! xx

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  32. I know right :P I saw them mysteriously floating around on Tumblr, then when I saw it on Franky's blog, I had to get one for myself hahaha. I'm such an overeater, whoops! xx

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  33. Haha I know ;) always have my camera out at any opportune moment!

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  34. Eee thanks Hannah (: well done with keeping to your resolutions too sweet! xx

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  35. It's been a pretty random and manic one, that's for sure! xx

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  36. Thanks Chloe, yup my diss proposal grade was really good, I'm so pleased with it. I'm just happy to have even made it this far, I have a meeting in London that morning as well so I thought I might as well hop along for the experience (:

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  37. It's from Poster Revolution (: thanks Michelle! xx

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  38. Thank you Gina! Oh I wish I could do the same, I've eaten far too much this week :P settling for coffee, my duvet and blogs instead ;) xx

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  39. Natalie - justa-thought.co.uk29 January 2012 at 15:27

    MMMM pizza looks gooooood! Ahhh Mayfair how cool. The closest I've ever been to Mayfair is on the monopoly board :p wishing you tonnes of luck, you must be so excited! x

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  40. im in love with that harry potter poster! :) and well done on the marie claire awards! x

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  41. Where did you get the poster? I need one for my flat, pronto!

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  42. Natalie Borriello29 January 2012 at 16:39

    Mmm always can count on your weekly roundup for some yummy food pics! Personally think any recognition you get for your blog is something to immensely proud of especially from such established magazines and the like...
    xxx
    www.miabellaluna.blogspot.com

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  43. It was amazing! Their new pizzas are so good! I love walking through Mayfair and feeling v out of place ;) so pretty there! I'm so excited! xx

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  44. Me tooo, best poster ever! Thanks Bethan (:

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  45. From Poster Revolution, shipping takes over a week because it's from the US though, just a little warning (:

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  46. Aw thank you! It's crazy because I started my blog as a procrastination from Uni work, and didn't really think much of it... I can't believe how 'big' the blogosphere has gotten since I started mine! xx

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  47. So jealous of that Dominos pizza, I'm so hungry right now haha!
    Congratulations on being shortlisted for Marie Claire, hope you enjoy the awards and good luck!

    Gillian x
    elevatormusik.com

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  48. I love that poster--I really need to get one!

    And that pizza looks soooo good, am rethinking making a healthy veg lasagne for dinner as i am sure this pizza would be much better!

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  49. Thank you! Mm a veg lasagne sounds so good though, definitely looking up the recipe for that instead now ;)

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  50. I love posts like these - they appeal to my nosey nature - great pics x

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  51. I'm eating the Ben & Jerry's Cookie Dough ice cream right now! :D

    http://www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com/

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  52. Wishing you all the luck in the world for the Marie Claire bash hun! Love that Sky pic so beautiful! Xxx

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  53. Stephanie Dennis29 January 2012 at 20:59

    Was the Vanilla Spiced Latte nice? I thought about trying it the other day but chickened out and got a hot choc instead! haha
    Also, love the Harry Potter poster! x

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  54. Waaa so jealous, we ate all of ours on Monday night with a film ): xx

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  55. D'aw thank you Gem, I'm a very small fish in a big pond with regards to the MC awards, but will be nice to go along and enjoy the company (: Thanks lover! Pimped the 'Delete Hate' pledge in tonight's #bbloggers chat ;) xxxx

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  56. Yes it was! I really liked, a very warming, wintery drink (:

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  57. Can I come to yours for a romantic lunch with candles? I'll help you work I promise!
    Your photos always excites me, possibly my favourite posts ever (after your outfits too!)
    EEK I'm literally so so pleased for you with the shortlist, you'll have a fantastic time! And in LDN tomorrow evening, I was going to go, but instead I headed to my parents for food galore!xx

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  58. I need that poster on my wall STAT! As for 2012 goals... I finally took the time to decorate a page in my diary and dedicate it to a list of goals (a pretty page motivates me more, hahaha) today! Let's hope I get through them...

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  59. I need that poster on my wall STAT! As for 2012 goals... I finally took the time to decorate a page in my diary and dedicate it to a list of goals (a pretty page motivates me more, hahaha) today! Let's hope I get through them...

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  60. I need that poster on my wall STAT! As for 2012 goals... I finally took the time to decorate a page in my diary and dedicate it to a list of goals (a pretty page motivates me more, hahaha) today! Let's hope I get through them...

    x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

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  61. I used to loved working with candles, I may have to dig my scented tealights out again!

    Maria xxx

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  62. lovely week in photos, you're food ones always make me feel hungry! Good luck at the awards :) x

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  63. YUS of course! I'm just all about food and clothes ;) Thanks lover, so nervous for them, I don't really know anyone at the awards, so I'm just going to be a bit of a loner!

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  64. We have a good 100 tealights at ours, obvz not all in use! Love me a good candle! xx

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  65. Have fun at ZOMG, i can't wait to hear all about it - I also can't wait to hear about the Marie Claire blog awards, make sure you take lots of photos for us! GOOD LUCK! xxxxx

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  66. awesome poster!
    ceeharvey.blogspot.com

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  68. harry potter posters! starbucks! apple products! best post :) this is cute, i ought to start snapping mid-week :) xx

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  69. Ahhh this made me so hungry! See you later muffin (: xx

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  70. I love these posts by you Michelle, they are my favourite to read! It looks as if you had a lovely week, and that HP poster is just amazing! I think I might have to buy one, too :) xxx

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  71. Amber-Rose Thomas2 February 2012 at 12:07

    Really loving the poster! Usually the 'Keep Calm' variants drive me nuts! It's like they're spoiling a good thing - but really, who can pass up on a bit of Harry Potter magic? <3

    xox

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  72. that poster is brilliant! and I love spying on what people eat- looks like you had a very tasty time!

    next2mee.blogpot.com x

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