Sunday, 19 May 2013

Fifty and Fabulous

So whilst it has been some time since I last blogged, I felt that I wanted to wait until I had something worthwhile writing about. I know it is considered rude to ask a woman her true age or even disclose their age for that matter. However, this blog post is dedicated to my wonderful mum who just reached this remarkable milestone of 50 years of age a few days ago.

Although she seemed to be experiencing a slight crisis about that number, all around her (especially me), were determined to make it a memorable birthday. As a lot of my friends will know there are many celebrations within my immediate family this year, so instead of a massive blowout party we have decided to go away together at Christmas to mark the end of a big year for all.

However, this does not mean to say that these occasions, when they do occur, should go unnoticed, and yesterday was certainly no exception! I made the trip down yesterday with my Dad and we had planned to go to a lovely restaurant in Nottingham called Hart's, which I had been fortunate to dine at once before for my best friends 21st earlier this year.

The food was delicious, presented beautifully and the surroundings of the restaurant were sophisticated. For starter, I had the organic salmon ballotine with creme fraiche and to follow I had the Cornish lemon sole with vegetables and saffron hollandaise. Other photos are to follow of what other members of my family chose. We arranged some champagne and balloons beforehand which was a nice surprise (although my mum was a little embarrassed by the massive '50' balloon sign!).


My grandad and brother raising a toast to the birthday girl

Crispy Salt & Pepper Calamari with Chorizo 

My starter of organic salmon ballotine

 Lamb rump... yum!

 My brother and dad enjoyed pepper sirloin with triple cooked chips and a peppercorn sauce

Now here a few photos of mi familia! Plus... the lovely present we had arranged as a surprise?!?

The boys!

 The parents and me
Family photo

Flowers always go down a treat with my mother


Finally, yes so Happy 50th Birthday to my lovely mum! It was a lovely occasion and it has got me excited for my birthday now (3 months and counting)

Enjoy xo 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Jesmond Breakfast Club

So, this morning Demi and I thought we would get the day started and ready for revision by going for a nice breakfast with our friends Freya and Claire. Arlo's lies in West Jesmond and is perfect for a good start to the day. Since today is the hottest yet this year (in chilly newcastle), we sat outside with coffee and sunglasses on. We made friends with the cutest dog who sat with us while we ate! Take a trip to Arlo's when you are around and be sure to have a slice of the tiffin or brownie, very yummy!
Poached Eggs Royale (With Hollandaise Sauce and Smoked Salmon) YUM

Demi with her granola and croissant (HEALTH HEALTH HEALTH)

The Cutest Dog Ever

Claire and I


Alex xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Face Of The Night #2

Due to my upcoming exams my blog posts have been few and far between so sorry about that. However, I took a break from the books the other night to go out for my friends 20th birthday and whilst getting ready I took some photos of my makeup to share with any beauty lovers. Enjoy! x


M.A.C Lipstick in Rebel
Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid Foundation
Chanel Solei Tan
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked, Smog, and Creep (Naked Palette)
MUFE aqua eyeliner in Gold
Clinique gel eyeliner (black)
Rimmel Lash Accelerator Endless

Alex xx

PS. I know my eyebrows are in deep need of sorting out but like I said - exams haha