Tuesday, 7 July 2015

I've moved!

Hello all,
I am writing because I have started a new blog which I hope will grow and prosper and which I shall be using instead of la-bea-boheme. I have really appreciated all the support you have given me and my writing and just want to say a big THANK YOU!
If you do want to follow more of my adventures - and of course I'd highly recommend - please take a look at the http://girl-with-thecurl.blogspot.co.uk/ and perhaps give it a cheeky follow.
Much love to you all,

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Look who's back!

Well, hello, long time no see!

I haven't posted in a while because life suddenly go rather frantic. However, I've now regained some spare time so I thought I would pop my head around and say hello.

I will be doing a proper post this week on relaxation and finding happiness, which I have had planned for what seems like an age. However right now I just wanted to keep you all updated. 

First things first, no I haven't died/gone into hiding/fallen asleep for a hundred years, I have just had a huge amount of coursework that has been desperately taking all my attention and any that is left has been directed to revision and deciding which university to firm.

Secondly, (ignore the essay feel, I've still got my coursework head on) I have a new Instagram @ruby.bea which is la-bea-boheme's official account and I would strongly encourage a cheeky follow (no, how dare you suggest I am bias in anyway!).

And finally I hope you are all enjoying the little bit of sun that has been gracing us! I for one am loving not having to dress up in a scarf, full winter coat and about fifty billion layers. I'm not quite sure what I think about the new '70s vibe, well, I love it on everyone apart from myself (it actually makes me look I'm going as one of ABBA to a fancy dress party...). But, I'm sure it'll warm on me and I look forward to sharing all my spring hauls with you.

Love you all and promise I will begin posting on a schedule again soon. 

Monday, 2 March 2015

The week in photos: 04

Monday - I am in love with this weather! 
Tuesday - leisurely breakfasts are one of my favourite things.
Wednesday - train journey to university open days equal mother and daughter time.
Thursday - Having him beside you as you work makes writing essays a whole easier.
Friday - I awoke to the beautiful view of the sun rising, and couldn't resist a photo!
Saturday - the parents had a dinner party, so plenty of helpings of their leftover Key Lime Pie helped make doing coursework just that little bit better.
Sunday - Happy St David's day! The last time I made Welsh cakes was with my dear granny and so it seemed a lovely day to commeroate her heritage using her old recipe.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Exploring the Brecon Beacons

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend I went for a mini break in the Brecon Beacons (it feels strange to call it a 'mini break' due to automatic associations of romance and lounging in deckchairs, none of happened on this...). We stayed in a medieval house, tucked in the Welsh mountains, far from, well, anything excluding from sheep! It was lovely to just have a few days away from everything, and to forget about upcoming exams and the menial stresses of everyday life.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Week in photos: 03

Monday - the crocuses are out so spring must be on its way!

Tuesday - Pancake Day and thus the perfect day to pick our lemon which we have been growing since summer. 
Wednesday -  sun, sun, sun! What a beautiful day to wake up to.
Thursday - Have really started to enjoy going for a run this week due to the lovely weather.

Friday - Exploring in the Brecon Beacons (more on this soon!)

Saturday - an unusual find.
Sunday - nothing is better than homemade, nothing.  

Hope you have all had a lovely week, be it half-term or not! And made the most of lovely weather. (I realise as I post this it's currently sleeting so think our spring has come and gone...)

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Mid-month fancies

I’m writing this with my window wide open and the sun (and birdsongs!) streaming in. It is gorgeous and I’d like the weather to stay this way, okay, sun did you hear that?! Do. Not. Move. If we could just skip and get to late June already that would be a nice, and I think all round beneficial idea. Anyway back this, and by this I mean a new series of mid-month favourites, or fancies as I like to call them...

Hot cross buns

It’s officially lent now, so it’s basically Easter, yes? Thus scoffing hot cross buns is socially acceptable. Whilst the majority of the UK gets overly excited when Creme Eggs hit the shelves (admittedly I also do), hot cross buns are what really float my boat and they made it to this post purely on the fact that they will be the only things I’m eating until Easter. Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of these beauties, because, well, they have mysteriously disappeared – what?! Don’t give me that look!

CK One – Red for her

Before I dash down to the shops to stock up on the aforementioned delicacies I thought I’d spread some light on my new favourite perfume. I’m not sure how long it’s available on the shelves but it rather new for me, and as someone particular in their use of scent I was surprised how much I fell for this. It’s light, fruity but floral tones places it most definitely in the day perfume box but also makes it perfect for spring. I wear it consistently and have numerous compliments on how I smell every time. Although I’m tempted to persuade you it really is just my unique natural scent, I have to admit it is all down to this beauty!

The Noto Journal

My mum recently left this beauty (a to be stocking present which got forgotten) on my desk as a lovely surprise for when I got home. I think it is absolutely darling in the blue; the colours remind me of summer and really perk up my day! It is perfect for keeping in my bag and jotting down notes throughout the day.


What, Ruby bought trainers?! The same Ruby who hasn’t run since year eleven and didn’t expect to ever do so again unless: a. there was a zombie apocalypse or b. a free giveaway at FCUK.   Fortunately and unfortunately neither of these have yet to occur and yet somehow I have found myself in the possession of trainers.
“But exercise is so good for you” said every member of my family ever as I laughed, shrugged and went back to gorging on Ben and Jerry’s whilst watching HIMYM. But last weekend I succumbed to what has been eighteen years of my family trying to get me to go on a run and did it. And you know what?! I actually enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much I went for not one but three runs, almost consecutively. The only reason I didn’t do more was due to the uncomfortable blisters my toes had sprung due to my bright idea of running in my old summer taps. Thus this led me to trekking into town and purchasing a pair of shiny new Nike trainers from what sister put as “the most depressing shop I’ve ever been in” (a poorly lit, claustrophobic sport shop full of hyperactive young boys and haggard mothers). But hey I now own a pair of these darlings and as well as making running a hell of a lot easier and not killing my feet, having actual running career inspires me to keep it up.

Hope you’re having a good week. Are any of these your favourites this month, if not what are? Any recommendations?

Monday, 16 February 2015

Week in photos: 02

Monday - it felt so mystical to wake up to this, a bit grey and grungy but mystical none the less.
Tuesday - this little beauty was waiting for me when I got home and it made my day.
Wednesday - this little bit of blue sky made a nice change from all the drizzle that had been gracing Bath.
Thursday - a cup of tea and a read of the paper is just what I needed after such a hectic day and before a night out.
Friday - I was rather ill but my day perked up with a lounge on the sofa and a swoon over An Officer and a Gentleman.
Saturday - luckily I had perked up enough to appreciate a late Galentine's date at the scrumptious Itsu!
 Sunday - this little beauty was my 365 Days of Wonder book today and I thought it was rather lovely.

Hope you're all having a lovely week and had a special Valentine's Day or, like myself, a racing Galentine's Day!