Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Summer So Far.....

I went on an adventurous day out to Llandudno in Wales for the day with my mum, brother and two friends, one who I've known for 16 years and the other for 9 years. It was a gorgeous day, sunshine, blue skies and great company. It was one of my favourite days out that I've had in a long time. It took us about 2 hours to drive down there, and once we got there, we came across this great park, right next to the beach.
Me and my childhood friend of 16 years Sam, having fun on the best swing ever!!
Me, my mum and my friend Sam on a Cable Car going across the hills of Llandudno.
This was my favourite part of the whole day. The views were breathtakingly beautiful, you could see everything in Llandudno, the hills, the ski slopes, the old Victorian Pier. It was slightly scary as there were no safety procedures involved, no glass in the cable car or seatbelts, it was just completely open-air, haha! But it was so amazing, I could sit on one of those all day just taking in the views.
Me & my Mum on the cable car <3
Whilst in Llandudno, we found 'The Smallest House In Great Britain'. We had a look inside and it was so tiny, I can't even describe to you how tiny it was. There were 2 rooms in the house, one downstairs and one upstairs. You can see how small the door was as i'm taller than it! And the lady talking about the house said that a family of six used to live there and then after them, a man who was 6ft 5 lived there for 15 years. As i'm 5ft 10, and i'm taller than the door and could only just stand up inside the house, I don't know how a 6ft 5 man manages to live there for 15 years.
I've also been meeting up with lots of friends whilst I've been back home for summer which has been great, catching up on what's been happening whilst I've been in London.
Me with my friends Hollie & Beth at our old school to celebrate our head teachers retirement!
Me and one of my best friends Melody, going out for a girly shopping day and to the cinemas!
Me and one of my best friends Mollie, going out shopping and for a meal #Italian
Me and one of my best friends Beth, on a girls' night out in Clitheroe!
Me & two of my best friends Beth & Kate, on a night out to celebrate both of their birthdays in Clitheroe!

Me & two of my best friends Beth & Kate, on a night out to celebrate both of their birthdays in Clitheroe!

Me & two of my best friends Hollie & Beth, on a night out to celebrate Beth & Kates birthdays in Clitheroe!
I also went to see Rihanna in concert at the M.E.N area in Manchester with my mum, she was AMAZING!
This was my favourite outfit that she wore during the concert! I loved the fact that it was a red, sexy and glamorous outfit with the diamonds, but that it still portrayed her unique style, with the crop top and thigh high slit skirt.

Me & my Mum at Rihanna #DiamondsWorldTour Concert
Me & my Mum out for lunch at one of our favourite places, Stanley House.

Me and my Mum in the gardens at Stanley House.
I also went to Canterbury for a few days to attend my brothers graduation ceremony at Canterbury Cathedral, which is such a beautiful building. I was so proud of my brother for graduating and it was such a happy and proud moment for me and my family to see him receive his graduation certificate.

Me & my family at Canterbury Cathedral
And below are some photos taken at Canterbury Cathedral where I did a quick photo-shoot seen as it was such a lovely sunny day :)
I really like this pleated coral skirt and white peplum top combo for summer, with the statement necklace and coral flower crystal flip-flops. It was a really hot day, so it was a comfortable and cool outfit to wear and was also suitable for the occasion.
After spending 3 days in Canterbury, me and my mum went to London for 5 days to have some girly days out in the sun. On our first night, my flatmate and close friend Mehri invited me and my mum out to a thai restaurant at Westfields, which was lovely called Busaba eathai.
My mum, Mehri and Me
Me and my Mum
Me, Mehri and our lovely waiter Pablo, haha!
On our second day, me and my mum went shopping at Westfields and had some retail therapy, which was great, I bought two new dresses from River Island, which i'm sure i'll be wearing soon!
On our third day in London, me and my mum went to Hyde Park for a picnic, it was a very hot, sunny day, a perfect picnic and sun tanning day. Also, I met the lovely Leah McFall who was a finalist in The Voice 2013, on Oxford Street. She was so lovely and we had a quick chat whilst waiting for our mums in a shop.
On our last day in London, me and my mum went to Chelsea for the day. We started off a Farmers Market, which wasn't really a farmers market, but a little group or quirky little shops and cafe's and an organic supermarket.
I found some water in the organic shop which I've seen lots of celebrities drinking and have heard great reviews about, so I decided to buy some and try it for myself, and I can definitely say its the best, clearest, purest tasting water I've ever tasted. Its water which  comes all the was from Fiji and is well worth a buy at only £1 a bottle!
We then went to a beautiful church where Charles Dickens got married, which had beautiful gardens attached, which is where the next few photos were taken.... 

Then we went to a restaurant called 'The Bluebird' where me and my mum had some cocktails and fries. Whilst we were at the Bluebird, Katherine Jenkins just happened to be sat at the table next to us, so I met one of the greatest female opera singers of all time and she was so sweet.
Me with my Mojito
Me & Katherine Jenkins
Me outside the Bluebird
This was our final day in London, and it was a great day. Me and my mum went for dinner to such a great burger restaurant called Byron, which had the best burger, onion rings and milkshakes I've ever tasted! And then for dessert we went to an amazing ice cream shop called Scoop, which was the best ice cream I've ever tasted!
Anyway, I hope you've enjoyed my "Summer So Far" post and hopefully i'll be doing another post soon :)
Thanks for reading!
Laura Jade Jackson



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