University Of Birmingham

I had to take in some of my certificates as a requirement for my course at the end of September and as it was a nice day I took a few pictures….

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19 In My Neighborhood

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Have you visited the University of Birmingham before?

Love Lou xoxox


Sealife Centre!

At the end of July my boyfriend and I visited the Sealife Centre in Birmingham. We probably visit once a year and it makes a lovely day out. The entry fee you pay for the Sealife Centre supports the breeding, protection and rescue of sea creatures. It is nice to feel like we can have a nice day out and our money goes toward a good cause. The Birmingham Centre has a specific focus on otters and seahorse conservation. (Website link if you would like to find out more).

Have you been to the Birmingham Sealife Centre? Or another Sealife Centre? What did you think?

Here are some of my pictures:


Otters Playing








Mixed Fish Tank




Puffer Fish






Grumpy Fish




Fish Pool


Sea Worms


Hammer Coral




Ray and Fish



The jellyfish were my favourite. They are so hypnotising the way they float around!

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We got these amazing pennies from a penny press too!


What is your favourite sea creature?

What do you collect when you visit new places?

Love Lou xoxox

Idea Room July Photo Challenge

1 Out Of My Window

Day 1: Out Of My Window – On the way to Tenerife

2 Reflection

Day 2: Reflection

3 Red

Day 3: Red

4 Celebrate

Day 4: Celebrate – With delicious pasta!

5 Sweet

Day 5: Sweet

6 Close Up

Day 6: Close Up

7 On My Screen

Day 7: On My Screen

8 Up

Day 8: Up – The mountain

9 Toy

Day 9: Toy

10 Motion

Day 10: Motion – Hot air balloon!

11 Black & White

Day 11: Black & White – Lucky gecko from Tenerife

12 Sometimes I

Day 12: Sometimes I – Like to read in the garden

13 An Emotion

Day 13: An Emotion

14 Share

Day 14: Share


Day 15: What I Wore

16 Begins With T

Day 16: Begins With T

17 Eat

Day 17: Eat

18 Smells Delicious

Day 18: Smells Delicious

19 In My Neighborhood

Day 19: In My Neighbourhood

20 Love Is

Day 20: Love Is

21 Cool Drink

Day 21: Cool Drink

22 An Ordinary moment

Day 22: An Ordinary Moment

23 Below

Day 23: Below

24 Play

Day 24: Play – Baking

25 From An Angle

Day 25: From An Angle

26 Weather

Day 26: Weather

27 Shadow

Day 27: Shadow

28 Old

Day 28: Old

29 Today I Am

Day 29: Today I Am – Thinking about travelling….

30 Pretty

Day 30: Pretty

31 Summer i

Day 31: Summer Is – For adventure and enjoying time with loved ones

How was your month of July? What did you get up to?

Love Lou xoxox

FMS Photo A Day July

1 Happiness Is

Day 1: Happiness Is – That holiday feeling!

2 Shoes

Day 2: Shoes

3 Cold

Day 3: Cold – Delicious ice cream!

4 Red White Or Blue

Day 4: Red, White Or Blue – Blue Fountain in Playas Las Americas

5 Love

Day 5: Love – My new Hello Kitty phone cover!

6 Fave Smell

Day 6: Favourite Smell – Lolita Lempicka Perfume

7 Where You Are

Day 7: Where You Are – In Tenerife!

8 Path

Day 8: Path – To the sea

9 3 Things

Day 9: Three Things – Dessert!

10 Smooth

Day 10: Smooth – Sand sculpture

11 I Wore This

Day 11: I Wore This – Summer dress

12 Bad Habit

Day 12: Bad Habit – Sweeties!

13 4 O Clock

Day 13: 4 O’Clock – In the garden with Nemo

14 Edible

Day 14: Edible – Hello Kitty Ice cream

15 Outside The Window

Day 15: Outside The Window

16 Bottle

Day 16: Bottle – My Dad’s fancy whisky

17 Inspirational

Day 17: Inspirational

18 Numbe

Day 18: Number

19 Building

Day 19: Building – Aston Webb, University of Birmingham

20 Hot

Day 20: Hot – At the Nature Centre!

21 Fave Food

Day 21: Favourite Food – Curry!

22 Grey

Day 22: Grey

23 I Drew This

Day 23: I Drew This – Sewing pattern label

24 D Is For

Day 24: D Is For – Dream

25 Ground

Day 25: Ground

26 The Everyday

Day 26: The Everyday – At the market

27 Black & White

Day 27: Black & White

28 This Is New

Day 28: This Is New – Pressed penny from the Sea Life Centre

29 Perspective

Day 29: Perspective

30 Friendshi

Day 30: Friendship – My best friend and boyfriend

31 Workspace

Day 31: Workspace – Sewing!

What do you think of the prompts from last month? What is your favourite picture?

Love Lou xoxox

Last Week…

Gosh this week has been busy!

How was your week? What did you get up to?

This week I:
– Got invited to and sat the Social Work MA entrance exam….
– Yesterday I found out I got invited for the interview!
– Have been working and tutoring.
– Photographing and listing like crazy on eBay.
– Met a new tutee who I will be tutoring for the next 4 weeks!
– Went to Nando’s twice!
– Had a long weekend away with my boyfriend.


What are your plans for next week?

Love Lou xoxox

LA Fitness Groupon

Hey guys,

I’m not sure this will appeal to all readers but I brought a voucher on groupon for 10 day passes for LA Fitness gyms. The 10 day passes cost £19 so it works out at £1.90 a day! You save over £130! Such a great deal I had to share!

I brought this voucher last time it was on groupon and have to say I really enjoyed it. Hence, I purchased it again.

Here is a link for anyone who is interested!

Do you go to the gym? Do you enjoy it?

Love Lou xoxox

Lost In Lace…

Last year in February some friends and I visited the Lost in Lace exhibition at the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery. Most of the lace was stunning so I thought I would share some pictures (visit the website here). It amazes me that some of this lace is over 100 years old and still so beautiful! If only the old pieces lace could talk, I bet it would have some interesting stories to share.













My friend Dani (right) and I (left) at the exhibition


Wondering the Museum

This exhibition made want to go and buy loads of lace for my sewing stash! Do you share a love of lace? Did you see the exhibition?

Afterwards we went for some delicious pancakes!


Love Lou xoxox