Wednesday, 9 November 2011

A little day out


[It's just taken me over an hour and a half to get any photos uploaded, I hate when technology makes you tear your hair out (imageshack I hate you)]

I've just come back from a lovely day in Portsmouth, where I met an old friend from Uni. We swapped stories and caught up on where our lives have taken us (we graduated June 2009 and haven't met in person since). She's now engaged to be married in February and has become a practising Muslim, wearing the hijab (when we were at uni she didn't). It's funny how you can reconnect with someone when you've been apart from so long (we were housemates in final year).

My mum has been given the all clear! So relieved, the scan came up clear. It was probably down to a little cold she had and the blood test picking up on it. So she's flying back to France tomorrow! I'll miss her lots but very happy of course! :)

Going to the Motel Rocks Event tomorrow, little bit scared! I can be quite awkward and shy (read: barely say a word) with big groups of new people so, if you see me please don't think I'm a retard. I am a bit but y'know.

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  1. This looks like a lot of fun, thank you for sharing the photos with us!! Catching up with friends is alllways fun
    I'm glad to hear you're mums okay.

  2. hello again, hope you see this before tomorrow because i'd definitely like to meet up for the event if the offers still there? i'll email you my number and we can sort something out :)
    ps. love the photos and so happy that your mum is ok! x

  3. Lovely post Rachel!

    I'll be at the Motel event tomorrow too, working for the Motel team! I can be super awkward too, so we can be awkward together (: Don't be a stranger!

    K ox

  4. I'm so glad to hear your mum is ok :). Don't worry I am going to the motel event tomorrow too. I'm not the most confident and can be super shy around large groups of people, but luckily you are going so at least I will know you there :). I love these pictures, especially the one of the boat. It's weird how you can not see someone for ages and then just get on like you see them everyday the next time you see them. xo

  5. your photos are always so beautiful. that little tea room looks so cute and homely :) sounds like you had a lovely day, it's always so nice to be reunited with someone you haven't seen in a while.
    so glad and relieved for you and your mum :D
    have a great time tomorrow :)
    <3 Holz oxo

  6. Beautiful photos! They are so cosy to look at. I am glad to hear about your mum, I love good news. ❤

    Oh yeah, I am hosting an awesome giveaway I think you might like it. Do pop in and see if you are interested! xo

  7. Such gorgeous photos, it looks like you had a lovely day! Also, that coat is amazing, I'd love to see more photos of it :D

  8. That carrot cake looks yum!

  9. I love little tea rooms! and your blog is so sweet I'm so glad I found it xx

  10. What a lovely day out. Everything looks so quaint.

    Glad to hear your mum is okay :)

  11. omg! i just love your photography :)
    we should follow each other,
    follow me and ill follow you back :)

  12. It looks so nice there! Kinda grey and cold looking; my favorite type of day. So glad your mum is ok :)

    Mabel Time

  13. Cute pictures! I am glad to hear that your mum is ok!


  14. Oh, thank goodness your Mum is actually alright, I was beginning to worry for you, it sounded terrible!
    These photos are simply gorgeous, (what camera do you use?) and your outfit is so adorable. The trench combination is very Alexa Chung.

  15. So glad your Mum has the all clear, what fabulous news!

  16. Phew! So relieved for your Mum. That is great news. I'm sure you'll do great/have fun tonight. (Also, these pictures are lovely). x

  17. What lovely photos! I love meeting up with people that I haven't seen in far too long. Glad your mum's got the all clear! x

  18. oooooh how cute.
    following you, love the blog :)

  19. Your blog is absolutely adorable! These are great pictures! It's been a while since I've been to a tearoom, I really want to go again after seeing these pictures!


  20. lovely pictures, but wait england is so picturesque. glad for your mum and goodluck at the event, I'm sure you'll do well :)

  21. Lovely photos! It's crazy how much people change since uni days isn't it! x

  22. oh i am so glad your moms test came out ok!! goodluck at the event!!

  23. So great to hear your mum's test came back clear. The photos are really nice. I'm fairly shy myself so totally understand about the event. Good luck with it!

  24. Your pictures are always so nice. Portsmouth looks lovely! x

  25. i am very glad that your mum's tests turned out ok :)
    ps. portsmouth looks really beautiful!

  26. Your photos always look so pretty. I've never been to Portsmouth but now I want to go?!
    I know what you mean about reconecting with old friends, it's mental how quickly some people change!
    So pleased to hear about your mum, can't imagine how much of a relief that must be for you.
    Hope you are having fun at the event and I hope you are chatting to lots of people! I'm currently on the train discussing what words are inappropriate! Ha!

  27. i like your sense of style chic and simple at the same time.

  28. awww, that's tea rooms and camera pictures juts too cute! i love your photograph :)) so glad that u meet your old friend. i wish i can meet my best friend high school too ;)

  29. Such pretty pics! Britain at it's best! ^^

    London Last Night

  30. These photos are absolutely beautiful! The carrot cake is making my mouth water :)


  31. really nice photos ! I've enjoyed !

    come for a visit, and if you like sign as follower...I'll do back

    ciao ave

  32. Oh my god! Did you know that I live in Portsmouth? Haha, I saw the photos and I was like, hang on a minute! Albert road is my favourite, I see that you found Bellamys :) So cute! Where the hell is the tea rooms? It looks lovely!

    So glad about your mum, you must be so releived! xx

  33. looks like a lovely day out, very jealous of that tea and cake right now! xxx

  34. Oh, you had a really lovely day in Portsmouth :) I have family there, and you've inspired me to take a trip soon xx

  35. Hi dear wow you're really talented for making good photographs! Theylook great! I have just chance to across your blog and really like it. I have decided to follow you! Maybe you will also like a look at my blog, it will be a pleasure for me =)

  36. Ohh im so happy your mum is ok! It must feel like such a relief!

    Portsmoth looks wonderful! The sky in the ship picture is glorious O_O. Have fun at the Motel event! Haha dont worry you definetly dont seem retarded, you seem so nice! I'm sure we'd be pals in person!

    ps where is the dress/skirt from in the last picture?! That print O_O!!

  37. I'm so so happy that everything is ok with your mother. I'm sure that's a huge weight that is lifted:)

    Your photos here are so bright and pretty. Catchups with friends are the's been ages since I've seen anyone from college. Glad you had a loverly time.

    I'm horrid in group situations too...arg, I know that feeling, but once you get there I'm sure you'll have a great time:) Have fun!!
    x Marisa

  38. Hey- just found your blog :). Those tearooms like so cute and I am jealous of that cake!! x

  39. lovely pictures you have (:


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