You were born in a terrible storm

I seem to have acquired an internet signal from somewhere near my new flat... with no password so I'm just gonna type this and feel slightly guilty (but not ask too many questions at the same time haha, don't want it to disappear) So not really a planned post, but I'm sitting on my bed with lunch and a cup of tea waiting for my grandparents to come round and see the house for the first time. My mum gave us a couch (which matches our other one really well, luckily) and a lovely old wooden table with 4 gorgeously upholstered chairs. My papa is going to put our mirror up in the hall and do some other wee bits and pieces for us while he's here. My flat mate Katrina is one of my best friends, and another friend of ours Gary who we went to uni with is coming to take the third bedroom in december. I'm so happy to have these lovely people around me, and so relieved to be living in a place that pretty much feels like home already.

I've been waiting in for the gas board to come round all day, and amongst tidying and entertaining my new house guest Milo the cat, I sat reading through my old blog posts for almost an hour. Really strange, but I kinda forgot they all existed and reading through them right back to when I was at uni felt like a real blast from the past. So many memories caught up in this little corner of the internet. When I started this blog, I was the only one that read it, and its a weird feeling know that as I record my thoughts and snippets of my life on here that other people read it too. I could clearly see what posts were 'popular', and which ones didn't get as much of a positive reaction as others. It made it really clear that everything on here is a little piece of me. Not the serious ins and outs of my life mind you, I don't have a facebook and I don't want social networking to dangle the vulnerable parts of me and my life for all of the world to see. Blogging does make me feel very exposed at times (I'm actually a total hypocrite, because its even more exposed than a facebook!) But the nice feelings I got when reading back on my older entries is too good to not keep writing. Kind of like a secret diary, the ones you used to keep when you were 12/13, still reading Sugar magazine, collecting Beanie Babies, shopping in Tammy and HATING boys :) Totally aware that I've just went off on a completely self indulgent tangent - this is what happens when I'm alone in a house with candle lit, nice music playing, animals sleeping at my feet and too much time to think.

One other thing that never changes with me is how much I love getting things in the mail. Anyone want to exchange goodies with me of any shape or form then email me and we can swap addresses yo!




Rosie, my brother from another mother! She is just the best. I want to go live in Devon with her to have cream tea's every day, go surfing 8 days a week and play with her new puppy Bodhi. I love the My Neighbor Totoro necklace especially, and I've hung the guinea pig shaped lavender pillow next to the piggies cage. Totally thought the Rosie Lee brooch was a real teabag at first, doh! She also made me a pretty awesome cd, and makes me feel like I'm not the only person in my twenties who is a big massive emo at heart ;)


Another lovely little parcel from Imogen. The hankies are far too cute, I'm gonna feel bad using them! The bow earrings are real fabric too, and the tea themed cards make me happy :) Thanks Imogen ♥ I'm excited about collecting little bits and pieces to send people in return, and I love a good mix cd too so email me if you fancy a swap buddy. Best of fun, and beats getting plain old bills and bank statements in the post (Although I don't know what to do with all these pink glossybox boxes every month, now that the products are in my makeup drawers...)

Here's a wee sneaky peek of where I'm chilling right now, my new bedroom:





I'm still off work at the moment, so getting my bedroom and the house all sorted and having a major clear out (blog sale to follow soon) has been quite therapeutic. The guinea pigs are still a little unsure of their new surroundings, but they're starting to recognise the sound of the fridge opening in the next room, so I'm sure it will only be a matter of weeks before they settle and their loud mweeping continues (I love it really!)

I'm hanging out with Stephanie tonight, going for dinner and drinks with Leah and Dom tomorrow, and saturday will see my first roller derby match with Louise which I'm pretty excited about. Saturday night we're all going out for Katrina's birthday and having some drinks in the flat beforehand. Starting to think about Halloween and outfits... and my Princess Peach costume has only seen a house party so I've got a feeling I might give it a go again if we go out. Got Katy Perry at the start of november so I'll need to get the blue wig and candy accessories back out again for that too :) Eating too many sweets (and monkey nuts... who even eats monkey nuts when it's not october?) and dressing up like an idiot should be allowed all year round.

Ayden x

32 comments:

  1. Your new bedroom looks lovely! I spy hello kitty on the bed :) x

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  2. You got some cute things there, I like it very much ;) And your bedroom is amazing *.*

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  3. Your room is lovely! You are going to LOVE the roller derby match. I am actually in roller derby here in Texas. :)

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  4. so pretty! glad you're settling in well :)

    not gonna lie, i shopped at tammy every chance i got until the etam store in our wee town got shut down :( I wore the massive baggy trousers that said BAD GIRL across the bum and felt so awesome ahaha!!

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  5. Awww is that a hedgehog cushion on your chair?! Soo cute! V. jealous of your lovely bedroom :) my piggies mweep every time you rustle a bag within a mile of them haha xxx

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  6. Oh my word, where does Rosie get all those cute little items from? She's amazing. :) Your new bedroom is just AWESOME hun - I need a major clear out too but I have so much stuff, I just don't know where to start! :/ xoxox

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  7. Your place looks awesome! :D You have so many cute things!

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  8. Ayden! You're room is so nice! Love the space (and its massiveness!)and the way you've set it up! Got room envy! I wish I lived closer, I would really love to go to a roller derby match! I also love your package from Rosie! It is so cool! I would love to get involved in this!!! I hope you enjoy all your fun stuff coming up! Katie Perry and halloween...eee! xxxx

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  9. Wow, your bedroom looks amazing! Love it :) x

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  10. A "stolen" internet signal is perfectly acceptable in my book! haha! I really enjoyed reading this post and your room is just beautiful :) Awww! Rosie's sweet isn't she, what a lovely thoughtful swap box she made for you! :) xx

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  11. your bedroom is so lush ladyface.
    we need to get a coffee and a bun soon. hope to exchange xmas cards again this year. need to send you a wee email love...its been way too long since me and you had a catch up xx

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  12. Oh my Lord, your bedroom is adorable! I love it!

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  13. Your room is perfect! So lovely! And I see what you mean about it being absolutely massive too :) x

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  14. Oh I love "stealing Internet" hahaha, I used to get better Wi-Fi from my neighbour's house than from my own because of where my bedroom was in the house ;) I'm so glad you've already settled in and feel at home Ayden! Such a lovely package from Rosie, and how gorgeous is your room?! Major interiors envy! xxxx

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  15. Hey beautiful, you always receive such lovely gifts, I'm very jealous but you absolutely deserve it. I'm also soooo jealous of you're room, I've saved the pictures to use as inspiration I hope you don't mind?

    I've just moved house too, but I'm going to have to move back to my pokey old room at my parents house before Christmas, but it's a positive step towards exciting plans for next year.

    I hope you're doing good, you seem really well. Lots of love, Victoria xxx

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  16. Wow your bedroom looks amazing I wish mine looked like that. Mine looks so drab and blechh haha. Maybe when i finally move out I'll get to have a new room, but that won't be for a while.
    -Farrah
    Farrah's Muse

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  17. Holy crap your room is huuuuuge! Well done on the decorating, it looks very lovely :)

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  18. Your bedroom´s totally lovely! Also I really like the idea of exchanging cute wee things with someone else. I love getting things in mail, it´s got something really charming to it:) x

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  19. i love your room so much :) it's amazing! And your whole house is so pretty. I'm so glad you got that place, it's perfect for you guys :)

    Canny wait til tonite :) im looking forward to dinner and drinks :) thank god its friiiday! xxx

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  20. Your bedroom looks so lovely, I love the white furniture and the floral quilt, plus the cushions and lights are a nice touch too. Very much inspired♥

    I totally forgot about Tammy, I swear it was my favourite shop in the whole world back in the day. Sometimes I do miss being thirteen…sigh! xxx

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  21. What a lovely post!! Your new bedroom is absolutely gorgeous, I wish I had a big white room, when we moved here I was so angry an having been uprooted from my beloved home near all my friends I promptly painted my bedroom walls AND ceiling dark blue. My theory was that it would remind me of the ocean..which it does..but it is also the darkest room known to man. It's more of a cave in fact.

    I'm rambling...sounds like you have a busy week ahead of you, have a wonderful time!! Maybe I'll take you up on a post swapsie when I have a bit more free time. :)

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  22. Your new bedroom is beautiful, looks lovely. Hope you're happy in your new space queridita. I get a lot of my post sent to the office, so much more exciting start to the day than just the usual Recruiter Junk Mail.

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  23. You always recieve the best parcels with such cute things!

    Your bedroom is also gorgeous

    www.beth-the-bunhead.blogspot.com
    xx

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  24. Totally agree with you about the mail thing, coming home to a personalized parcel can really make the whole day better no matter what.

    Unless of course there's a bomb inside, but let's not lose our happy thoughts.

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  25. just stumbled across your blog. i adore your room and the guinea pigs :) i miss having guinea pigs!

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  26. Love your new home Ayden - it's so girly and gorgeous. Sure the pigs will get used to it! And such lovely packages too. Glad to see you're doing well :) x

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  27. what a lovely bedroom. is that a hedgehog pillow on your chair? love the picture above your bed. i'd be up for swapping goodies, i live in the states tho', if you don't mind that let me know...

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  28. I absolutely love your bedroom! I've been in my flat a year and haven't done much to my place. I really need to turn it around!

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  29. Absolutely love your bedroom! xx

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  30. Love the new bedroom, exactly the kind of style I want to do mine in when I move house. I just re-read the guinea pig post and nearly died from their cuteness, reminded me of the pictures I took of mine being bathed - not nearly as willingly as yours by the looks of things! They are so cute when they're all wet and bedraggled looking, haha. Glad things are looking up. xx

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  31. Aww Ayden, it's gorgeous!! Do you want to come and do my room for me?! Ha xx

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