Wednesday, 31 October 2012

fall fashion

The weather finally got cold here in Boise. Not that I was complaining! I am finally - half way through the semester - wearing my jacket that I was wearing at the start of the fall semester in the Netherlands. Summer I miss you already. Summer 2013 - I am SO excited for you! I have a feeling you shall be the best yet.
As for now, I am wrapping up warm with layers and knits, especially now that I am getting over being sick. Fall fashion you are my favorite.
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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

hello tuesday

This is me today. Minus the hunk. And my feet are in fact snuggled in woolly socks because I am sick.
Hello Tuesday, nice to meet you. After a busy busy weekend a horrible winter cold finally caught up with me. It takes a lot to get me down....but this cold is kinda getting me down.
On the bright side of things, I now have an entire day in bed to read books I actually want to read, and look out at the mountains all day long and sit by the crackling fire. See, there is always a silver lining, right?
Now that I have a moment to catch my breath I have realised that I have not been doing a good job with blogging. I apologise. Life has been hectic and if you have ever moved countries before you will get me when I say that adjustment takes a while.....several months. I still get sudden waves of homesickness for Europe. Some days I get upset that I can't just ride my bicycle along cobbled streets to the bakery or that I can't get a seriously mean cappuccino with my old University friends whilst we moan and laugh about our impossible work load. I miss those days. But, I also remember how when I was in Europe I would complain to the Dutchies that I missed my Idaho mountains....the very mountains I am sat in bed looking at now. I guess I can't have it both ways can I? Back to my apology...I am sorry for the lack of posts. I appreciate every single email and comment y'all send to me. Please bare with me whilst I get my act together again. Enjoy your Tuesday and be sure to check back this week because more posts will be appearing. Promise.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

watch this

Last night I watched the Reel Rock 7 movie. It was insanely awesome. You should watch it.
(And take note that the Brits school the Yanks)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Friday's Letters

Dear trail runners who run with your large dogs pulling you up hills....this is also known as cheating. You should stop and play fair.
Dear dollar tacos on a Thursday - you are a weekly highlight. So yummy.
Dear parents - thanks for the super helpful shower wiper that is in the glove compartment of the car. It was definitely a successful substitute for an actual ice scraper when I needed to de-ice the car this morning. Not.
Dear Dutchies - missing you guys. I really hope you all enjoyed your fall break this week. I am jealous - I have to be all American now and wait until Thanksgiving for my break. So far away.
Dear Starbucks Baristas - thanks for those extra espresso shots
Dear host mum - you are insanely awesome to have morning coffee with and come home to at the end of the school day.
Dear Homecoming Weekend - whoop whoop! This is my first! Please be as fun as I anticipate you being.
Dear Rain Storm - thanks for that. You made me feel like I was back in England for a day.
Dear 7.30am classes - you are killing me.
Dear evening class - you are also killing me.
Dear Coffee - you save me.


Wednesday, 17 October 2012

keep me outside

Do you ever have those moment where you feel truly alive? A moment when there is a deep wonder and a sense of fulfillment in your very being?
I get that feeling from time to time. The feeling tends to creep up on me when I am outside, in nature. I am spoilt to live here in Boise where I wake up each day to beautiful foothills and mountains. The sunsets still take my breath away. At least once a week I escape to the foothills by myself to run - that time is mine and it keeps me sane.
The weather is shifting right now, but the crisp autumn air is beautiful to be out in. So whilst others might be inside watching movies and playing video games, I shall be outside. Keep me there.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

a day at the races

Well not quite.
A couple of weeks ago my sweet sister took part in a horse show - and she came first! We were all so proud and we greatly enjoyed out day out around the horses in the glorious sunshine (which has now official deserted Boise. sad times)

Sunday, 14 October 2012

This Weekend

Clouds rolled in

Much needed rain came

Crafts were done
The view from our yard admired. Aren't we spoilt?!

My window seat was sat on and Vogue read

Plaid Pyjamas and wooly socks were worn

Happiness Found

Good Music listened to

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Life Lately According to Instagram

Life is busy. I keep waiting for it to slow down just a little so I can catch my breath but it is relentless and there doesn't seem to be any sign of it easing up any time soon. Some days I relish being busy and some days I just want to drink tea and relax and catch a moment of silence.
But, I am in college right? It's suppose to be one big party. I can sleep when the semester is over.

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Great Cappuccino finally found / Got me some braces

Early morning with the sister at the stables / So proud - she came first!

Fall on Campus / Starbucks autumn drinks + plaid = fall time

My hot neighbour / Maybe the last trail run in shorts for the year??

Sunday, 7 October 2012

if you were to stop by...

If you were to stop by, you would find me cozied up around the fire in my plaid pyjamas
You would be offered a cup of steaming coffee

I would tell you that...

I am greatly disheartened at the moment about the process of transferring from a European University to Boise State; the process is long and stressful, I loose credit along the way and it takes a lot longer here to earn credit.

I have been listening to Taylor Swift this weekend. Don't ask me how this happened.

I am missing the Netherlands and my dorm neighbours from my old University. A lot.

I wish my brother lived here in Boise rather than in England.

I feel so lame when I buy new jeans and have to alter them because I am on the short side.

I can not get over the awesome electric toothbrush my dentist gave me for free. Kinda sad I know.

I feel constantly guilty for not playing Taylor (the guitar) more.

I wish there were more hours in the day.

I have a crazy busy week ahead with three exams.

I plan on spending Friday afternoon in bed reading a book (one which I have actually chosen to read) as a celebration that the crazy week is over.

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

for the love of plaid

Today was a beautiful day here in Boise, truly spectacular. It was perfect sunshine with falling leaves and a fresh air scent that is so welcoming after the haze of forest fire smoke we have had hanging around for so long.
Fall is coming. I am caught between wanting in to arrive more rapidly and wanting summer to spread out as long as possible. This British girl is still amazed that I am wearing shorts and it is October. This never happens in England.
But, alas, Autumn is approaching and that means that I can break out the plaid shirts and the plaid pyjamas and the plaid I actually wear them all year round. Not going to lie. But now I shall match the season.
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Tuesday, 2 October 2012

How I like to spend my Saturdays

Like food? Me too. My perfect weekend involves food, the people I love and being outdoors. One of my favorite things to do here in Boise is go to the Saturday market downtown. Last Saturday my sweet Mum and I had a little Saturday date. We headed downtown, stopped by some garage sales, grabbed coffee and then ate much yumminess as we wandered around the market in the sunshine.
And then we stopped by North Face and Anthropology which happen to be my two favorite stores.
And it was sunny the whole time.
And we made new friends and meet wonderful old ones.
Perfect day.

Currently Coveting those Turquoise Handle Salad Servers @ Anthro