Tag Archive: Ideas

On being a feminist (and a vegetarian)

I’m a Feminist and a Vegetarian. Ouch. Don’t I just sound like I’m great fun at dinner parties? Just a big ol’ laugh to be around? I mean, really, even I would hesitate… Continue reading

If in doubt…

It’s getting pretty Christmassy around here! I’m so excited to finish up my last week of term and get home to my family, but I’m making sure to soak in everything that is… Continue reading

Super Simple Gift Guide

I’ve always enjoyed picking out gifts, and over the years my incessant lists of what I’m planning to buy my loved ones must have filled several notebooks, the backs of many coffee receipts, and all… Continue reading

Wander/lust – – (let me count the ways)

I’ve been busy recently with a couple of pretty exciting things and I feel like I’ve been walking all over London. I’m definitely not complaining about this – any excuse to just wander… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part Two

Part two of my epic summer reading list! Check yesterday’s post for part one. 6. Looking for Alaska – John Green John Green (recently responsible for making me ugly-cry for half an hour… Continue reading

Ultimate Travel Reading List – Part One

I’m so excited to leave for my trip! I honestly can’t believe how close it is, it doesn’t really feel real yet. On the 12th of June I’m heading to Cambodia and Vietnam… Continue reading

white on white on white

This summer I’m moving into a new house in London, and I cannot wait to get started decorating a fresh new place. Last time we moved I was all about the colour – I… Continue reading

51/52 – Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair

As much as I try to embrace winter (and I really, really try), I guess I just can’t help being a summer baby at heart. It makes me so happy when those first sunny days come… Continue reading

Amsterdam (Twee)

Twee is actually the word for two in Dutch – how cute is that?! It was horribly rainy on our last full day in Amsterdam (boo!) so although we ate lots of yummy… Continue reading

February Goals

Last week all I wanted to do was lie in bed with the lights off and never ever ever get up. It’s days like these that I’m thankful I have things like jobs… Continue reading

January Favourites – 2015

January is almost over (we did January!! Someone pour this girl a mojito, we absolutely smashed it!) it’s been a month full of fresh starts, late nights, cold days (and nights!) and lots and… Continue reading

41/52 – The Saatchi Gallery

The Saatchi Gallery has been on my to-see list ever since I moved to London. I didn’t really know that much about it, but I used to watch a television programme in which artists created… Continue reading

Time to Shine!

Okay, so the Christmas haze is over, you’ve seen in the New Year, you’re probably back at work, back in the real world, and the new year enthusiasm is already sort of wearing… Continue reading

Gift Guide #2

How’s the present-buying going? Really really well? Well I hope you’re doing better than me anyway! It’s so stressful buying gifts – especially gifts for guys, right? What do they want? Because the perverse… Continue reading

#SmallBizSaturday

December the 6th is Small Business Saturday – and a great day to remember all of the small businesses (in our home towns and further afield) when buying Christmas Presents. My dear, dear… Continue reading

Gift Guide #1

Not long ’til Christmas! If you’re not quite done with your christmas shopping (or if you haven’t even started *slaps wrist*) don’t worry – I’ve got you covered! For these little gift guides… Continue reading

Christmas Haul!

I’m so so happy that it’s finally December, and so excited to jump into all of the Christmassy goodness I’ve got planned! I’ve got a girls and guys gift guide coming up for… Continue reading

You’re not Nineteen forever

(pull yourself together) I’m definitely a sun baby. Pumpkin Spice season isn’t even over yet and I’m already buried in my duvet dreaming of sun and sleep and mojitos. I mean, you can… Continue reading

Brand New

Maybe it’s the fact that the seasons are changing, or maybe it’s just all the fresh new ‘back to school’ vibes I always get from September, but I am so full of inspiration… Continue reading

Casual Friday – June/July favourites

Casual Fridays. Everybody loves a casual Friday, right? I certainly do. On casual Fridays we are allowed to wear our own clothes to work which, for me, turns into ‘wear your pajama top… Continue reading

Easter Favourites

It’s Easter. Easter is here. Throw away your clothes. From here on in, it’s sun, sea and sand until you’re so sick of ice cream you’ll have to limit yourself to three cones… Continue reading

Sweet French Toast

Whenever I drink Apple juice, it reminds me of being six years old and visiting my Nanny and Grandad. Nanny just adored us kids, and would keep us topped up with apple juice,… Continue reading

100 Happy Days

Fifteen days ago, I was not a happy bunny. I’m not exactly sure why my emotions are measured in comparison to rabbits, but it’s how my Mum always used to do it. Being the… Continue reading

Monochrome Gallery Wall

Eeeeee! That’s me being excited that my wall is all finished, it was so fun (and surprisingly easy) to put together!     I collected tons of inspirational images (on Pinterest – my… Continue reading

February Favourites

    I’m still unhappy with February, but I am super glad it’s over and in my mind it’s basically summer! I don’t know why I have such a problem with February. It’s… Continue reading

Pair of Hearts Chopping Boards – DIY

I bought this pair of small sturdy wooden chopping boards from IKEA (these APTITLIG 24x15cm Boards) for £4 each. I wanted to upgrade them to a kind of whimsical-Jamie-Oliver-chopping-board affair, adding a simple design… Continue reading

Have a Delicious Christmas – Part One: Lazy Days

 Christmas Coffee Cocktail Sometimes, all you want to do is snuggle up with some comfort food and watch Elf. I’ve never been very good at putting in the effort when it comes to making… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part Two

Awesome Gifts for under £10 Okay, so if all that stuff yesterday about spray paint and hand making gifts and looking out for sales and getting all your coupons in a twist filled… Continue reading

Have a Thrifty Christmas – Part One

Gone are the days when I could write a poem with a crayon, present it to my Mum with sticky fingers and call it a Christmas gift. So, so gone. Mainly because I’m… Continue reading

3.5 (Syracuse) and Taormina

Exercise balls instead of chairs. I would post today but this hostel’s fantastic attitude towards furniture is much too distracting for me. Syracuse was pretty cool. Wang and I went to a street… Continue reading

3.4 (Rome) (Messina) and Syracuse

If someone is snoring in a hostel dorm room, or if they are prone to night terrors, sleep talking, sleep barking (don’t even ask) or even loud sleep shuffling, it should be legal,… Continue reading

Welcome to the Zooniverse (again)

I recently posted my 75th post! Which, if I had been married to my blog, and each post represented a year of marriage, would be my Diamond anniversary as PrettyVacantPirate! (According to Wikipedia.… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day Craft.

As you may expect, I did some crafty stuff for Valentine’s Day gifts. I’m going to do a few quick tutorials, to show you how easy it can be to tell the people… Continue reading

If this is love, love is easy…

…It’s the easiest thing to do, I know, I know, I’m spilling over a little from the designated Valentine’s time period, but this is the last one, I promise. Valentine’s day seems to… Continue reading