Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! by nikigirl

I love how at Christmas, everyone and everything can be over the top :) (but still classy, obviously)

Have a great Christmas, everyone and anyone who reads this, it seems to come around quicker every year and yet is nonetheless always an enjoyable day - but just remember Christmas isn't happy for everyone, and so whatever great gifts you receive, or whatever things you wanted to get but didn't - remember the things you really, really want - you already have around you :) Some things really are priceless, and the others can be worked for through dedication and a positive outlook on life :D - believe me, I would know (well, about the dedication part, maybe not so much the positive outlook - but I'm trying harder!)


Wednesday, 21 December 2011

And sometimes...dreams really do come true!

This is me

What an insane week! Times really do change - and quickly - only 4 days until Christmas! Anyway, now that the holiday season is in full swing it's made me really how much I've really achieved this year, and how happy I am of all the work I've done. Although we are perfectly entitled to anticipate the year ahead, let's not forget the year just passed, whether that be mistakes to learn from or achievements to be proud of!

This is a giant collaboration grid showing images of all the things I love, essentially it's the one image I'd like people to look at if they were to get a really good idea of who I am - it's basically an extended version of a collage I did some months back (, but obviously more up-to-date, as our perceptions of ourselves are different on a daily basis, and naturally they change dramatically over time.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, I'm the happiest I've been in a long time, and that's something worth celebrating - let alone the fact that Christmas/ New Year are just around the corner! Bring on the festivities! :)

Saturday, 17 December 2011



Sometimes the basics are the best.

Only 2 more days in school, 2 more exams, then it's Christmas!

The wait is hard, but it will be worth it, just a few more hours of revision, a few more cards to write, presents to wrap, decorations to display, and time will pass before I know it!

But I do love black & white photographs, and Paris, and pink things, and of course, the beautiful Emma Watson to set it all off :) this image is a reminder of why I should persevere - once it gets to the Christmas holidays I'll have loads more time for image editing!

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Day Dreamer

I may see in colour, but I still dream in black & white.

Can you miss being somewhere before you've even left?

The term nostalgia describes a yearning for the past, often in idealized form.

Sometimes I want to live in the past, literally.

Friday, 2 December 2011



Winter by nikigirl

So. This week, had a mock interview, driving lesson, helped at open evening at my school...much of the same.

Next week however couldn't be more different, I've got literally one day at school before I go and stay at one of the world's best universities and be interviewed by some of the most learned history academics in the's going to be amazing. Intense. Hard work. But most of all intense, insanely beautiful, both the city and the university, intensely hard, the studying and anxiety, constantly challenging (like life itself) but hopefully ultimately rewarding! I really can't wait to meet some incredible people, and have one of the most interesting (in every possible way) experiences of my life so far!

Pride and Prejudice