18 December 2010

Hurry Up, 2011...

Hey everyone,

Another year is drawing to a close, and I'm really looking forward to 2011.

Not that 2010 has been too bad to me - I've done some things I would have never dreamed of doing before.
Most of the things surrounding this blog, and the lovely people like you who read it!

I know we haven't even hit Christmas yet, but this is what am I looking forward to in 2011...

1) Spring/Summer 2011:

I'm hoping S/S 2011 sees a welcome return to girly pastels like like year, however tailored peices are making the trend a lot more ladylike this time.
I'm raising a glass to lots of dresses with swooping swing skirts and nipped in waists.

2) The Vines: Album Number 5:

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll know I have a lot of love for Craig, Ryan, Brad and Hamish - four shaggy haired boys from Australia.

I've been a fan of The Vines since I was a shy thirteen-year-old and I cut my hair to match lead singer Craig Nicholls. (I also left it pretty much unwashed to get the full effect...)

And as a band who've had their fair share of ups and downs, I'm SUPER excited for album number five (their last was Melodia in 2008).

Mind you, if the album was Craig simply reading the phonebook to the sounds of an acoustic guitar, birdsong and occasional screaming I'd still think it was a work of genius.

3) My London, London Bridge wanna go down...

(Yes, yes I know this is Tower Bridge. Shh! ;))

With lots of the lovely opportunites that I've been lucky enough to attend since starting this long, I spent a lot of 2010 travelling to and from London.
It's my favourite city in the world, so I hope to be back plenty more in the new year.

In January I'm going to the opening night of The Children's Hour with my dear friend, Megan.
We're both complete theatre nerds, so we're really excited!
But one of our favourite actresses Keira Knightley is the lead role, so we're going to have to keep our fangirlish squee-ing to an absolute minimum!

Also of course on Feburary 5th is the Plus London Blogger Meetup.
There's now 35 people officially attending - and I can't WAIT to meet you all.

Remember to RSVP to the Facebook event if you'd like to attend (EVERYONE is welcome!) so we have a vague idea about number, and also follow the Tumblr page, which Lauren is updating.

4) 2011: The Year of the Nicola:

Being a Geordie has always made me rather loyal to Cheryl Cole as my favourite member of Girls Aloud, but I've always had a soft spot for Nicola Roberts.

Constantly made fun of in the Media in the past for being the "ugly one" of the band, she's risen amongst the ranks and become a style icon in her own right - including running her successful makeup line.

But Nicola has announced that she's releasing her solo material next year, which I'm very interested in hearing.
I'm hoping it's very electropoppy, along the lines of Sophie Ellis Bextor and Robyn.

Also, FYI - during Popstars: The Rivals, I actually voted for Nicola!

5) A Blank Canvas:

While 2010 has treated me very kindly, there's been some things about it I'm not so fond of. The main one being that I've been out of a job since October, and it feels like a lot longer.

Beth of Anchor of Roses (a BRILLIANT blog by the way - follow follow!) did a brillaint post a few weeks ago about how hard it is for graduates to find work - and how some ignorant so-and-so's simply think we're being lazy or not trying hard enough.

However I'm trying to (as always) look on the bright side of things.
No job, also means there's nothing to hold me back.

There's plenty of things I can be doing:
I recently discovered a journalism internship in Australia (!!!) that sounds very appealing, and/or I'd also maybe like to go back to America next year to visit my friends on the East Coast again. (My American friends don't know this yet, teehee...)

I need to think of this time off as a time for reflection and opportunity, rather than a hindrance.

So peeps, what are YOU looking forward to in 2011?

Oh, and before I forget - thank you thank you to the darling Couture Caramelle who drew this darling chibi of me! I love that she even remembered my Hufflepuff scarf:

Muchos love,


  1. I admire Nicola, she dresses in a way that suits her shape and I love how she decided to start her own make up range because most lines don't cater for pale people.
    I'm glad you had a good year and I'm sure you will land your dream job in 2011 :)

    (that chibi is so cute!)

  2. I'm a northerner too but I've always preferred Nicola over Cheryl. She never deserved any of the stick she used to get either. Looking forward to hearing her solo stuff. I love London as well and I've only been once! Think I need to get back there soon. and good luck with the job hunting. Hope something good come's along for you. :) x

  3. Nicola was always my favourite during Popstars! Although I love Cheryl now I really didn't at the time.

    I hope you land a great job in the next year! I'm looking forward to going to uni next September (hopefully Newcastle!)


  4. Gem: Me too - I just adore her! :)

    Caitlin: I love London so much - a few visits there are definitely necessary! ;) xxxxx

    Laura: Oooh you may be moving to Newcastle, yayy it's a great city and a great university! :DD

  5. i <3 Nicola she has made pale skin attractive (brill for me as i am practically see through!!) i have just come back from London (loved it!!)

    Ooooo Australia - my family live out there =) xx

  6. Nicola is my absolute favourite member of Girls Aloud (maybe because she is pale like me?) - I think she always looks stunning :) I am looking forward to some gorgeous tailoring in soft colours too although that is pretty much what I wear every single spring/summer :P I definitely want to meet you properly at the meet-up *cue total fangirling on my part!* :D

    Maria xxx

  7. Aaaah Nicola. She's in Company magazine atm in case you're interested!

    I think 2011 will be the year of red hair for sure. You've started a trend Carla - we all know where Rihanna got the idea from ;)


  8. mhh... if i say the only italian date of the Take That's tour, will I seem a crazy fan girl? XD

    and maybe a trip to New York or Japan (fingers creossed)!