Saturday, 26 July 2014

Curry Soup!

So today I ran 5k without stopping to walk for the first time in a while! After getting back from the UK and not exercising for about 3 weeks I thought I could get straight back into running but boy was I wrong! The first two times I tried I could barely manage to get to 3k and then I had to stop and walk for a while. Your body really does get out of the habit of exercise if you don't do anything for a while! But today I managed to run 5k in 28 minutes so I was pretty happy with myself :) I was exhausted though! I came back and did some yoga to cool down and stretch my muscles. I did a video from the Yoga with Adriene YouTube page [the cool down for runners one] that I've talked about in a previous post on the blog. Still can't get over how great her videos are! 

Anyway, later on today I made dinner for the family! I've had loads of recipes bookmarked on my laptop for ages now and I thought it was about time that I tried some of them out. So I decided to make this Curry Soup recipe. It was pretty darn delicious if I do say so myself! It's not spicy either so any non-spicy lovers out there, don't worry, this soup can still be for you. It wasn't difficult to make either! You do need to have a lot of different spices though so you might want to stock up your cupboards.

There's a picture of my yummy soup :) It has chicken and carrots and celery in it and the broth is just so delicious. I bought some naan bread to go along with it because you can't just have normal bread with curry soup! That's the recipe there if anyone wants to try it :) I highly recommend it!

Friday, 25 July 2014

Forgiveness - Patty Griffin!

This post is only going to be short one, but I really want to share this song because I absolutely love it! I listen to it on repeat so many times. I love the lyrics and the tune, and the way she sings it - her voice isn't perfect in the song but it's so raw and emotional that it makes it even better than if it were auto-tuned to perfection.
You guys really have to hear it - Forgiveness by Patty Griffin

Thursday, 24 July 2014

New Clothes!

I just ordered some new clothes from Missguided :) I tried a few days ago but for some reason it wasn't working.. And right now I'm just lying on my bed waiting till it's 5:30 so that I can get ready to go and meet Megan and Jess, so I thought I might as well try again and it worked this time! My mum had chosen out a couple of pieces that she wanted to buy as well but they didn't have them in her size anymore when I looked :/ Sorry mum! I tried!
I thought I'd show you what I bought :) As you can probably tell from my choices, I tend to go for black clothes.

 This Brianna black dogtooth wrap-over skirt - it was only £5!

This Noori black high necked ribbed mini dress at £12

This Capitolina black gingham mini dress, just £10 

Missguided is having a major sale with loads of stuff up to 70% off so you guys should definitely check it out! 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014


I've been getting into yoga! I never though I'd be able to do it because I'm the least flexible person ever, but I found this YouTube channel that makes it really easy to do and it's actually a pretty good workout. I think I've become slightly more flexible since I started but I've still got a long way to go! 

The YouTube channel is called Yoga With Adriene and she has a website as well, so if anyone is interested in starting yoga or continuing yoga then you should definitely take a look! She has different playlists depending on what you're looking for. For example, there's some weight-loss videos and then there's some videos for runners and some videos for healing which involves yoga to help with cramps/PMS or stress relief or some other things. She's really down to earth and funny as well, which helps! There's her YouTube channel if anyone wants to try some of the videos out!

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Relevant Quotes

I have this problem where I suck at expressing how I feel. Like, I just go silent and nothing comes out. My family hates it. But anyway, I think thats why I like all these little quotes/poems because they express how I'm feeling without me having to say anything. 
I thought I would share some of them that feel really relevant to me right now (or were relevant in the past) and maybe they'll help other people or express how someone is feeling but can't quite put into words. 

The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman's love with no intention of loving her. [Bob Marley]

It's so difficult to describe depression to someone who's never been there, because it's not sadness. I know sadness. Sadness is to try and to feel. But it's that cold absence of feeling - that really hollowed out feeling. [J.K. Rowling] 

It's okay that you chose her. We always choose the wrong people for ourselves. After all, I chose you. [N/A]

She was the kind of girlfriend God gives you young, so you'll know loss for the rest of your life. [Junot Diaz, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao]

I don't care that you got into drugs for three months straight, or how much sleep you lost in that period. I don't care that you went home and fucked that person and woke up at 6am hating everything about yourself, or that you smoked so much you sounded as though your lungs were giving out.
You're not a bad person for the ways you tried to kill your sadness.
You're just human, and being human means you need to survive and you do so whichever way you deem fit. Fuck what everyone else thinks. [N/A]

I didn't want you to only fuck me, I wanted you to love me. But I didn't know what to convince you with besides my body. [Lora Mathis, Hot Winds, Holy Thoughts] [This is probably the quote that resonates most with me right now and is something that I'm finding really difficult.]

And the most important quote which I really have to take to heart and try and drill into my head:
Other people are not medicine. [N/A]

Monday, 21 July 2014

New Me

Even though I said on my last post that I was going to pick up on my blogging, I have been really neglectful :/ I haven't posted anything in ages! But I promise I'm going to start back again! 

So there's been a few major changes in my life that have completely changed what I thought my life was going to be like and what direction I thought that I should take in life. I'm not going to go into detail about what these changes were because it's pretty personal and I don't want to blast all my emotional issues all over the internet. 
Anyway, instead of sitting and wallowing in sadness (I've been there and it sucks and I don't want to do that again) I'm going to make an effort to change my life for the best. It's going to start with really simple little things like drinking more water because it's good for me and it's a good detox, and remembering to take my pills on a daily basis. I'm pretty bad at that, I have forgotten to take them so many times which is really bad of me but I'm going to start to try and religiously take them now. They're for my own benefit after all! 
But I'm also going to make some bigger changes in my life! Such as......

1) Stop fixating on guys so much! - Guys are such idiots and they bring me down so much! I'm constantly thinking about what they think of me and checking my phone to see if they've replied and it just makes me feel like shit and I'm so done with it! I'm going to make a conscious effort to try and not think about them as much and to try and tell myself that it doesn't matter if they're not messaging me back. Who cares?! It's their lose. 
2) Go out more next year at uni and have fun! - My first 2 years at uni I have been pretty much a stay at home kind of student. That's just the kind of person I am, I like doing that and thankfully so do my friends! I'm not talking about completely changing who I am and becoming a party animal, I just mean get dressed up with my friends and go out for a few drinks more often. Explore more places in Glasgow! There are so many bars and restaurants and comedy clubs etc. that are here and I haven't even been to a fraction of them! I also don't mean just going out more at night time, I mean going on more day trips as well. I want to go to Edinburgh more and I've wanted to go to the Isle of Skye for ages to see the Fairy Pools. And I really want to go to Aberfoyle to do this tree top adventure course thing. It looks like so much fun! I also want to go visit family and friends around the UK because I haven't done that yet
3) Go to Dublin! - Me and Ashleigh (my flat mate) have been talking about going to Dublin pretty much since we met in first year and I think its about time that we actually did it! Flights are only about £50 and you can get a hostel for around £15 a night so it's not going to be that expensive! Everyone I know thats been to Dublin has loved it and it just looks so amazing so I'm really excited about going!
4) Plan a Euro trip! - This is a big one. I want to travel and go to so many places and the best way to start is to plan a Euro trip and go to loads of different countries in Europe. Ashleigh is getting a rail ticket for her birthday so I'm going to save up and get one as well so I can join her. It is going to be so much fun and I cannot wait to go!

Okay, enough for this post, I think I've written a sufficient amount! I promise I will be back more often with more blog posts!