Monday, March 19

My week in pictures #261

(from top left) This week I had to take my ball dress up an inch so I wasn't standing on it at the ball. Slightly tipsy at the Geoscience ball with Scott on Friday. Game day on Saturday and it was a tense one for Scotland. On Sunday Scott and I (mostly Scott) made Chicken Tikka from scratch. 

This week my main focus has been on finishing my essay - oh and the excitement about the Geoscience ball. So I could properly enjoy the ball I spent hours in the library working on my essay so it was at a point I was happy to leave it for the weekend. 

After a non-stop day on Wednesday I was just making tea when I discovered our boiler wasn't working properly. Luckily we have a heater for the water but doing without the heating when it was so cold outside was inconvenient. Thankfully our landlord was about to get someone in to have a look at it on Friday afternoon so it was fixed by the time we were leaving for the ball.

The ball was so worth the hype too - I had my boyfriend and my good friends all together for a night of dancing and drinking. My dress was gorgeous (even if I do say so myself) and I just had the best time. I can't wait to see the professional photos now. 

After waking up on Saturday with a bit of a hangover (oops!) I got on with a few things I had to do before going to Scott's house for the rest of the weekend. Once there we didn't do very much apart from some cooking and looking at holidays for the summer. 

On birthday is on Wednesday this week and on Thursday I'm going to see Hairspray with my flatmate so I'm equally excited for what this week holds too.

This week on G is for Gingers: The Most Amazing Embroidered Blouse | Holly Stockport's The Ascension of Melanie Winters

Thursday, March 15

Book Review | Holly Stockport's The Ascension of Melanie Winters

The Ascension of Melanie Winters*

"She was a monster. But the worst kind of monster. One disguised as a living human. 

Melanie Winters is struggling with university life just as much as everyone else. Exams, lectures, the power to move things with her mind, the usual worries. 

After a freak accident that she caused, Melanie is forced to move to the Welsh countryside with her mother to start again. But when strange events begin to occur with her arrival, Melanie begins to realise she, and her powers she fought so hard to keep secret, might be part of something sinister."

I love a good sci-fi story and when I read about Holly Stockport's debut novel it ticked all the boxes for me. The book is a great length for an easy read and it kept me turning pages from the very beginning. It has an interesting story line with a few twists and turns along the way. 

I found Melanie really relatable which always adds to my enjoyment of a book. Set in Wales the story starts with her struggling with uni (something that is all to current for me) and her close relationship with her mum. Quickly the plot develops into something more dangerous. 

The book ended (I actually finished reading it this morning) and I want to know what happens to Melanie and her mum next. 

Holly self published her debut novel and I can 100% recommend it if your like sci-fi or dystopian fiction. Support Holly by buying the paperback here or the eBook here.  

Check out my last book review - Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Tuesday, March 13

The Most Amazing Embroidered Blouse

Blouse: George at Asda (similar) | Jeans: Next | Boots: Fat Face (similar
Yet enough statement item I've added to my wardrobe is this gorgeous blouse. I spotted it in the clothing section when I was food shopping in Asda and just had to have it. I love the colour, the shape of the sleeves, the embroidery and the awesome tassels that tie at the front. It got a ton of compliments on my Instagram too. 

I feel like this is an easy piece to dress down with a pair of jeans like I've done here or make it more dressy with a skirt or smarter trousers. It might even be what I wear out to my birthday dinner. I can't find it online anymore but my local Asda still had a few in so it would be worth checking.

It has been a little while since there has been an outfit post on my blog (or any posts at all...) but hopefully the weather will start to warm up soon and I'll feel inspired to style things differently. 

Check out my last outfit post - Mustard Herringbone Scarf