Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Personal: On Love

I'm infatuated with the idea that I'm the protagonist of a great rom-com. Right about now, the cinema smiles to themselves and thinks 'she'll look at this in hindsight and laugh' when 30 minutes later, I'm enthralled in a love so great even the hardiest of cinema goers sheds a tear.

But life isn't a movie, my life isn't a movie and I'm not sure if my life was a movie, I'd want it to be a crap romantic comedy girls swoon over and boyfriends roll their eyes at, as they suffer through its entirety on 'date night.'

We don't know what happens after the credits roll. The characters and their love, all fabrications of a tired screen writer, paying the bills until he gets his big break, his 'Breakfast Club,' simply end. They fade to oblivion. It's us, the shaky viewers who leave the cinema, New found ideas of what love is and where we should find it, providing us with uinstable foundations for romance, like Bambi, negotiating the ice.

Me and my spindly Bambi legs will continue to frequent coffee shops until I meet my Prince charming, until a spilt coffee or a mutual interest in reading paths the way to my great love.

On second thoughts, maybe I should just buy a cat.

Amy x
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Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Outfit: Cucumber, Banana & Tofu Launch Party

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Last week I was fortunate enough to be invited along to the screening and launch party of Channel 4, E4 and 4od's new series' 'Cucumber' 'Banana' and 'Tofu.' I got to see the first episode of each of the series, meet some of the cast at the after party and even go to the very top floor of the Gherkin for the best views of London, cucumber inspired cocktail in hand. I have an interview video coming on my channel very soon, with some of the cast of 'Banana' and a mini vlog of the event- so stay tuned for that. This post, however, will be showing you what I wore on the evening, photographed by the lovely and talented Mr Ollie Ali, who I interviewed, previous on my blog.
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Photos by Mr Ollie Ali
Dress: Missguided
Coat: *Urban Code London
Boots: *Barratts
I wasn't brave enough to go cold turkey -quite literally- without my tights, as the UK is very chilly at the moment, however, I did wear a strappy dress and my faux fur coat over the top- just for good measure. I often get a lot of people wanting to stroke or hug me when I wear this coat, the attention is quite nice, actually!

Thank you to Ollie, for taking these photographs and stay tuned for more info about Cucumber, Banana and Tofu!

Amy x
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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Diet Chef: Week One Update

So, I've been on the diet for just over a week now. I won't lie to you, there were some difficult points. The first few days were certainly the hardest, you haven't seen any physical change in your or your body yet and there is absolutely no motivation to continue on. The amount of time I almost called up Dominos, getting my Jennfier Lawrence on like, 'where's the pizza?!' But I persevered and on the third day when I suddenly lost a couple of pounds, that then became the driving force behind my motivation to continue. I want to wake up every morning and be able to do a celebratory fist pump when I step on the scales.

So, Amy, crunch those numbers for us, eh? Well, I'm down 7lbs, which is half a stone. I'm pretty excited but what I'm more proud of is the strength and determination I've gained from persevering with this. I've stuck to my guns and even on the odd occasion where I have broken away from the Diet Chef diet, I've done it with control. On the third day, after my final exam, I treated myself to a small packet of Magic Stars and a week later, I went out for lunch with my pal Rosie, and chose a salad. Pat on the back for me.

So what of Diet Chef, itself? Well, the food so far is yummy, there are some thing I prefer over others, the protein shakes, sweet and sour chicken and pretzel sticks are my favourites, but I haven't found anything I particularly dislike yet. What I'm most impressed with, so far, is the ease of everything. Other than milk, fruit and veg, I hardly have to worry about food shopping, or running out of anything. All the Diet Chef food itself can be cooked in under 4 mins in the microwave- I hardly want to give up the quick and easy food lifestyle I'm getting used to.
Above is my first weight loss video, which shares some of my weight loss tips which have been helping keep me on track the past week or so. Together, we can get fit in 2015!

Amy x
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