A Kickass Spring Playlist

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Ahhh Spring... you bring glorious sunshine, pretty daffodils, birds singing in harmony... and SNOW?! I find myself writing this post whilst simultaneously staring out of the window with my mouth down at my feet. Can we just take a moment to appreciate that it is in fact almost MAY and it is SNOWING. I am done.

Last week I was sunbathing in the park, yet now I am wrapped up in bed with my dressing gown on and a hot water bottle being gripped so firmly that I'm worried it might start leaking... *warm up Millie, come on you can do this*

To be honest, I think i jinxed this post because it was originally going to be called 'A Summer Playlist to get excited about...'. However, due to unforeseeable weather conditions, I felt it was about time that I scaled back my overenthusiastic optimism for Summer and reminded myself that, ah yes, it is infact April, not July, it's Spring Millie. SPRING.

Whilst I am slowly settling into the dreaded revision hell that is exams, I thought I would share with you a sneaky Spring (but actually Summer...) playlist that I have been slowly putting together... 

Whether you're joining me in said revision hell, or simply trying to make a good dent in that 'to do' list... just press play on these beauties and kickass... come on WE CAN DO THIS!

Full Circle (ft. Boxed In) -  George Fitzgerald

Happy - C2C, Derek Martin

Fade Away - Susanne Sundfor

In a Perfect World - The Sam Chase

Animal - Miike Snow

My Love - Circa Waves

Stuck In My Teeth - Circa Waves

It Gets Cold - Eliza and the Bear

Sunset Lover - Petit Biscuit

Show Me The Way - Penguin Prison

*que booooogey, fantastic shapes, and limbs everywhere*

Skiing in Alp D'Huez

Wednesday, 6 April 2016









As mentioned in my previous post, I went Skiing two weeks ago in Alp D'Huez and it was the BEST WEEK EVER. I booked onto the university ski trip with a big group of friends and it was hands down one of the most challenging, exhilarating, breathtaking, physical, enjoyable, thrill-seeking activities that i've done in a long time. The week is definitely up there with one of my best university weeks EVER in 4 years spent at Newcastle. 

From beginning to end, the trip was filled with countless weird and wonderful moments. There was dancing on the table at Folie, bumps, bruises, seriously bad hangovers, picnics, getting our coconuts out on top of the mountain, and of course perfect conditions for skiing! 

I may have questionable skiing ability... but I was determined over the course of the trip to get better at it. Even over 5 days my confidence grew as I kept pushing myself more and more. 

I am now desperate to get back out to the slopes asap. I would love to do a season, but convincing my parents it's a good idea is another issue... argh I've got the skiing bug now and there's no stopping me! Having said that, I would love to try snowboarding... I managed about 3 days of it when I was younger and I wasn't totally useless at it. Who knows what the next trip will hold for me. But one thing's for certain... Alp D'Huez has set the bar pretty darn high. 

March Favourites

Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Song: 

'If you keep your options open
There are places you will go
They will treat you like the kings and queens
Your parents thought you'd be when you were born
You'd see it all, with your head up standing tall
And you'd look back and think it's funny
How you spent your time and money
In this world
Living in this perfect world
Everyone can write a song.'
In a Perfect World - The Sam Chase

I've been obsessed with this song for years but it's suddenly crept back up on me. It's cheesy, chirpy, and puts a smile on my face. If anything, it reminds me that the world is a beautiful place, and there's so much to be happy about. Definitely a song to sing allll Summer <3 

Activity: 

SKIING! Last week I went on the trip of a lifetime with my chums to Alp D'Huez. It was boozy, beautiful, brilliant and everything in between. I'd wanted to go on the uni ski trip for agesss and it was everything I imagined it to be and more. Well done Newcastle University, enough said! 

Book: 

'When God was a Rabbit - Sarah Winman'. I may have only just started reading this, but i'd heard really great things about this book before I bought it last week. So far so good, it's both gripped me and made me laugh. I can't wait to see what unfolds. 

Makeup:

Urban Decay - Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer

Now... i've got a bit of a love/hate relationship with this concealer. I'm really annoyed because I borrowed this off my friend the entire ski trip as the coverage is just incredible. So i made a mental note to buy it once i got back to the UK. And buy it i did.... but in the wrong bloody shade :( the one i bought is way too dark for me *Silly silly Millie*. However, I am now in fact on holiday in Dubai and i'm hoping a good old tan will sort out this problem...

*come on Sun God, tannnn meeeee pleaseeee*

Hair:

I taught myself to French Braid my hair the other day yayyy! I'm now rocking the plaits pretending i'm a little fairy princess all over again. 

TV Show: 

'Making a Murderer'

Do i really need much explanation here? Yes yes i know i'm late to the party, but i promise after i finish this post i'm going to watch episode 5. Who did it?! dun dun dunnnn... 

A Little Gem: Cake Stories, Newcastle

Friday, 4 March 2016

When my friend Jess and I were revising a couple of weeks ago, we paid a visit to a little coffee shop treasure known as Cake Stories. When it comes to revision, i really like to mix up my environment everyday otherwise I would most likely drive myself bat s*** crazy if i stuck to the same spot. I've never really been one to try coffee shop revision up until now but I figured 'why not?!', dragged Jess along and we set up camp for the day. 
Cake Stories is just a delight. I love all things cosy, unique and of course CAKE, so this really is the perfect place for me to sit back and relax (or work in this case), it's just so lovely to be in. You walk in, and inside are only a few small tables with gorgeous lights hanging from the ceiling and endless fairy lights wherever you look. Luckily the big armchairs in the corner were free and I made a quick dash to nab them before anyone else did. I'm on a real coffee bandwagon at the minute, I know it isn't necessarily 'healthy' but I do love a good coffee. The menu is extensive, with any coffee and practically any loose tea you could ever want, and don't even get me started on the cake. Oh my god the cakeee. So many options and just not enough time to eat them all. I think i'm going to make it my mission to try every single cake in there because they are just so scrumptious! Who's with me?! 
Cake Stories is definitely one of my favourite little coffee houses in Newcastle, and if you come to visit, I feel like you must stop by to enjoy the experience. Maybe I'll see you there! 

Hello, It's Me.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

I was wondering if after all this time... ok i'll stop. 

5 months... oh dear, oh dear. I feel like I need to reintroduce myself? 

Hello, I'm Millie, i'm now 22 which is new, I am currently drinking apple crumble flavoured tea and I am truly sorry that I left you all for this prolonged period of time :(

But i'm back, i swear I'm back. I'm going to give this little space some much needed love and attention. After all, I've missed this whole blogging malarkey. This was my resolution, a hobby, a pass-time, it used to give me purpose, and I want that back. 

This week has started off a little bit manic, i don't have a working bathroom, I am experiencing dissertation hell, and I've got to help pull off a charity fashion show next week. Crikey. But come the 11th and I am freeeee! My diary doesn't quite stop there, but some down time is SO needed. Honestly this term has been filled with exams, and never ever ever ending RAG duties. I can't wait to see my family, chill out, and just generally get away for a bit. Oh also I'm going skiing for a week! which is so super exciting.

So I guess what I wanted to say was... Hello, how are you? 

Let It Go, Enjoy The Ride.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

I admit that I don't really put enough time and energy into this blog, and that is painful to say.
I'm busy.
And i know it's no excuse, but I guess I've been running around like a maniac recently, living in my own little Millie world.
I honestly don't know how people do it, I'm not that best at multitasking, god help me when I'm a mother one day...
But every now and then I like to remember this little shell of the internet belongs to me, and only me, and somewhere out there, you are reading this tiny little post that I enjoyed writing.
Thank you chummy!

I'm about to start my last week at work *que tears and goodbyes* and I don't really know how to feel.
It has been a very busy 8 weeks and I can't believe it's coming to an end.
I'm sad.
But also happy.
One chapter is closing but another one is about to start.
London versus Newcastle.
Job versus studying.
I guess in a way it's sad. I'm comfortable working at Liberty. Everyone smiles, giggles, and is always happy to help you.
I'm learning so many new and exciting things each and everyday, and I feel almost like i'm beginning again.
The working world is a scary place, but i'm finding new things that I love and enjoy.
But I don't want to be sad to leave as there is so much excitement just around the corner.
I can't wait to go back to Newcastle.
I wanna be stupid, make mistakes, and enjoy it all with my chummies.
I'm starting a whole new adventure. Marketing?! what even is that Millie, you've never studied Marketing before... you're a Geographer!
But what if i'm not cut out for the Marketing world... what if i don't understand anything and it all goes tits up?
I suppose I have wine to save me right?
But a new adventure means new beginnings and that's what excites me most.
Change is always a good thing. always.
and I can't wait!

So i guess what i'm trying to say is, here is to my last exciting and hopefully not too stressful last week at work eeek!
and of course, here is to all the opportunities that keep the adventure alive in you.
Time to just let it go and enjoy the ride.

Forget Love, I Believe In Pizza.

Sunday, 30 August 2015

I once believed in true love, but now I only believe in Pizza. That's right, I've said it. Please tell me this is a motto you also live by? If so, then I've got just the place for you, enter Homeslice!
Homeslice Pizza is a very relaxed restaurant tucked away in Neal's Yard and I can honestly say it is the best pizza I have tasted in a long time. Walk up the place and you're greeted with a rustic wooden sign and great big glass doors that are flung open. Walk inside and you are instantly hit with the warmth of a giant pizza oven staring you in the face. Yes you can see the 20in babies being cooked fresh straight away, always a good sign. Look to your right and you see long wooden tables tightly squeezed together, all very hustle and bustle with literally every seat taken. 
The menu is basic and hung on the wall for everyone to see. The pizzas are offered by slice for £4, or you can pay £20 for a 20 inch pizza. This part was easy, we were having the 20 inch to share. I want to say there were about 8 choices? But still I was as indecisive as ever and had to ask for the waiter's recommendation (can i also just take this time to say how gorgeous he was... but i promise that had nothing to do with my indecisiveness...). We decided on going half half. My date choose Rocket, Chorizo, and Mozzarella, and I went for Olives, Anchovies and Caramelised Onion. 
Both choices were delicious. The pizza base was thin, the crust was on point and the range of toppings on offer was adventurous. We managed to finish it all bar two slices, which our waiter kindly packed up for me to take home (a luxurious treat for lunch at work the next day!). I really can't wait to go back. 

Down side? it is super busy. I actually tried to get a table a few days earlier but left hungry when being told I would be waiting 2 HOURS! Obviously successful the second time round, we were squished amongst strangers, and by the time we left there was a long queue out of the door. My advice would be to get there earlier rather than later. But if waiting for a table isn't your thing? Then grab a slice and sit in Neal's Yard picnic style!