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“One Does Not Simply Walk Into Mordor!!” Or What LOTR Taught Me

I think anyone who is familiar with my love for Boromir will not be at all surprised that I’ve finally got around to writing this list. Actually, you’re probably wondering why it took me so long! Well, here it is: things I learnt from Gandalf and co. Enjoy.


1. One does not simply walk into Mordor. This advice can be applied to pretty much anything. ‘One does not simply eat the last cookie without asking if anyone else wants it.’ ‘One does not simply wear leather trousers.’ ‘One does not simply enjoy watching Mean Girls 2.’

2. Don’t-under any circumstances- trust a guy who gives you a magical ring. Especially if he lives in a volcano and looks like a monster.

3. Elves have a secret stash of hair care products that they refuse to share with anyone else. Which is just plain rude, considering the state of Gimli’s beard by ROTK.

4. If you make bold statements like ‘No man can kill me,’ swaggering about on your flying lizard like da man, you can be sure a woman will turn up with a big pointy sword and ram it in your face. Because that’s what happens when you get cocky.

5. Gollum is not partial to fish and chips. He thinks they are nasty.

6. Moths have friends in high places. Literally. Because they are friends with giant birds. *CUE PUNCHLINE*

7. As it turns out, there are indeed dwarf women! Don’t be fooled by their beards!

8. Gandalf isn’t dead! Oh, wait. *SPOILERS!* But really, did you ever think he really was?! He’s a wizard!

9. Always climb over mountains- don’t be tempted to go through them. There’s a whole load of nasty going on down there.

10. Everyone has a BFF in Middle Earth. Merry has Pippin. Frodo has Sam. Aragorn, Gimli and Legolas have a 3 way bromance going on. Gollum has The Ring. Arwen has her horse. Gandalf has Elrond. Etc, etc, etc. The only people who don’t have BFF’s are the baddies (but even Sauron has Saruman) and those destined to die, like Boromir. But chances are he has a BFF back home in Gondor, and we just never see him. Sad times.



My Mid Week Outfit- and Other Things….

So after feeling very nervous about finally visiting the hairdresser after a year long absence… I decided to just have a trim. BUT, on the plus side, I also got to try out heated rollers- they are amazing and I will be buying some when I get paid! (Along with the million other things I need/want to buy!)

These are my must haves for my March pay packet- nothing to extravagant as I’m trying to save up!!

These pastel jeans are from Topshop, and I love, love, LOVE them. They’re only £25!!! A complete steal!

I am a teeny tiny bit obsessed with animal prints at the moment- the picture isn’t very clear (apologies!) but they are tiny little elephants! So cute! The shirt is from Asos, and is £35.

This is also from Topshop, and I have to confess I already have this dress in red, but I love this green colour so much! It is such a versatile dress too- you could dress it up with heels, or dress it down with a cute cardi!

I got so many compliments this afternoon about my nails- I think they might be my favourites!!

My outfit today was all about pastels! What do you think?

For once, the whole outfit isn’t from Topshop! The skirt is River Island, the shirt is Zara, the shoes are New Look, and the belt is Topshop (obviously, I couldn’t completely give up on them!) The charm is Disney Couture- I got it a few years ago and found it this morning lurking at the bottom of my make up bag!

Nail Art: My Nails Are All Dressed Up!

I’ve wanted to do these ever since I saw Zooey Deschanel’s nails at the Golden Globes a few months ago. I’m not completely happy with them, but for a first attempt they’re not bad!!

I’m going to the hairdressers this afternoon for the first time in nearly a year- I hate hairdressers, they never seem to get my hair exactly how I want it! If it does turn out okay, I’ll post a picture. If not, I will be wearing a bag over my head until it grows out.

Competitions and Downton Hair…Kind Of

Even when I was little, I never won competitions. Even small games like pass the parcel. And musical chairs. At my own birthday party. I was the one who congratulated the winner like a 5 year old beauty pageant loser (obviously, not as melodramatic and the crown was usually a pencil sharpener or something equally as cool.)

It’s never bothered me before, and it still doesn’t really bother me; but yesterday, I entered a competition on a whim, advertised by another blogger. 2 hours later, I had entered about 10 competitions and was feeling quite ashamed. I have no idea why I got so obsessed with entering them!

And I don’t really know why I felt ashamed. Probably because that 2 hours could have been spent doing something much more productive. Especially as I can guarantee that I will not win a single one of those competitions. I have now come to accept my lot in life as a competition loser. But I am proud to be a loser! Well, most of them time.

The competitions I really love to enter are writing competitions. I like to see what other people think of my work. But it’s much harder to put your own work out there into the void to be judged, as opposed to just filling in a form. So I await the results of them with bated breath.

I do know people who have won scads of competitions, and they’ve won some pretty amazing stuff. After my entering binge, I think I may have got it out of my system. If I win, I will keep you posted. But if I don’t win, I’ll go and buy something pretty anyway, so it’s no big deal!

As a side note, yesterday I went out and tried to do a bit of a Downton Abbey hair style for the evening. Let me know what you think!

My shorts and necklace are from Topshop, and the shirt is from HnM.