Lockdown through the lens of a disposable camera

29 October 2020

After not being to use my disposable camera for my photography GCSE project, I decided to document initial Lockdown and when restrictions eased instead and I just got the photos back today! I'm so glad I did it. Looking back through the photos made all the memories flood back and I can't wait to look at them in years to come and think back to the positive parts in such a strange time of our lives. Possibly the most cliche thing ever, but it is easy to look back and focus on the negatives but I managed to make so many happy memories that I'll remember forever. 

I wanted to share my favourites in a blog post so I hope you like them as much as I do.

My exam timetable for the exams I didn't even do.

G&T in the garden.

A bit of a random one but oranges for breakfast.

Good Friday picnic in the garden.

Easter Sunday.

VE day.

My sister Bronwen's 20th birthday.

Our first walk down to the beach.

My mum and auntie making dinner outside.

My granny's birthday. An evening at the beach.

Summer beach days.

I hope you're all well and keeping safe, sending so much love.

Bethan xx

The start of the Autumnal festivities | Photo Diary

19 October 2020

Pumpkin picking! The best thing to do to get you in the autumn mood. 

Last Saturday, we took a trip to our local farm shop/garden centre and was so pleasantly surprised at the amazing Halloween and pumpkin display. It was so nice to be able to do something at the weekend and still feel completely safe as we were outside and everything was organised well. We managed to get some good sized pumpkins that are still outside waiting to be carved as I type this. However, I'm not good at carving at all so I'll probably leave that to my sisters or my dad! Definitely not that artistically inclined.
I couldn't not take any photos and not share them so here's a very autumnal photo diary of possibly the best pre-Halloween activity, in my opinion. Especially as Halloween won't be celebrated in the same way it normally is this year. 

Checked coat- Primark (last year!)

Grey Hoodie- Weekday via Asos

Mom jeans- Topshop

Trainers- Adidas

Checked jacket- Zara

What's on your Autumn to-do list?

Sending love to everyone, hope you're all okay and staying safe.

Bethan xx

5 reasons why you should watch Emily In Paris

11 October 2020

Emily in Paris. The love child of Devil wears Prada and Gossip Girl, the series that makes you want to pack your suitcases and move to Paris. I loved it! And can't stop thinking about it. 

It has become a frequent occurrence that whenever I watch a film or a TV series, as soon as I've watched 'said' thing I'm looking for the similar outfits online straight away and take huge inspiration from the main characters. For example, when I watched Last Christmas last year, I immediately wanted a leopard print coat because Kate (played by the amazing Emilia Clarke) wore one throughout the film. It went on my Christmas list quicker than it took me to realise the concept of the story line. 

And I knew I'd be the exactly the same with Emily In Paris. Before I ramble about it further, here are 5 reasons why you should watch Emily In Paris, and that's if you haven't seen it already.

1. The beautiful city of Paris

I've only ever been there for a day when me, my family and a massive group of friends went camping in France back in 2010 and I can't wait to go back. In fact, I want to live there. For a while haha, not forever. It's one of those cities where it can still look just as pretty in the rain. The buildings, cafe's and restaurants are all so picturesque. I know I would feel like I was starring in a movie everyday if I lived there! It completely made the series and is a huge part as to why it was just so great to watch. 

2. Fashion

I don't think I ever saw Emily wear an outfit twice! Despite David Attenborough probably not being best pleased, I was in awe of her Parisian style. It made me want to wear a beret and stroll around the beautiful streets of Paris with a Chanel bag. Okay, maybe I can carry on dreaming about the Chanel bag but everything else, I can try and recreate. Let the searching commence! 

3. Her friendships

Moving to Paris and starting a new job on your own must have been scary. But somehow Emily made it look easy! Without spoiling the story, she became best friends with two girls Mindy and Camille who seemed like the kindest people. I loved watching their friendships grow throughout the series especially at times when they needed each other the most. You could really tell they all had the best time filming it!

4. Emily's Instagram

A really cool part of the series is where they show the growth of Emily's Instagram (@emilyinparis) including all the photos she takes and the captions she writes. This part really reminded me of Gossip Girl, all the 'xoxo' vibes! It was so inspiring to me to see Emily snapping away in Paris, going to events and shooting content for her Instagram. Her ideas for the marketing company she worked for were so creative and had me feeling so invested in her admirable career. In short, the ultimate 'girl boss'.

5. Her positive mental attitude

As cliche as it sounds, she makes you think anything is possible. Despite her boss not being very nice to her (mostly because she's jealous of her), Emily is nothing but kind. No matter how many things go wrong, she keeps at it and finds new ways to make things work. I loved that about her and I think that's what made her character so lovable. 

And Gabriel wasn't bad too. (his outfit in one of the last scenes needs a minute of appreciation)

Let me know if you've seen it and what you thought of it, I'd love to know! 

Bethan xx

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