Brightening the Mood

24 April 2015

ARE YOU READY FOR AMSTERDAM PART.... I'm kidding. If you want to read my posts about my trip to Amsterdam, click here: part one, part two, part three, part four otherwise keep reading

her velvet vase, mood box number 4!!

You may remember my first ever order with Her Velvet Vase where I bought a 3 month subscription: ie three boxes would be sorted and shipped to me over the course of three months. Well, I, and my college friends, all really loved the uncertainty of what my next box would bring so...  I ORDERED ANOTHER SUBSCRIPTION!

Amsterdam day two: the return FINAL INSTALLMENT

19 April 2015


What I forgot to mention in my last post was that an Italian woman stopped me on the street, speaking very little English (it was mostly hand signals) and asked if she could take a picture of me and her daughter. Obviously, I agreed and it genuinely made me smile, it was so surreal to me!! Her daughter seemed really embarrassed...

Amsterdam day two: AMSTERDAM

17 April 2015


I know, I'm really bad at this but after this post there's only going to be one left.  I just have a busy time of college and work and it's kinda exhausting..


We woke up at about 7.30 in order to begin getting ready. I had already decided that I was going to go for something a bit more dressy rather than just my normal casual. I was my first time abroad since I was 10 (i'm 21) so it was a HUGE deal to me!

It didnt take me all that long to get ready, and it didn't take long for Caitlin either and before you knew it, we were out on the deck watching the ship dock, and I freaked out because I got to see a lighthouse.

Amsterdam day one: the crossing

08 April 2015


So my initial plan was to upload a segment of this per day but I've been very preoccupied with life lately so... !!!

Once we boarded the ferry, we went straight to our cabins. The college had booked us all inside cabins (if you're unfamiliar with ferries and cabins then know that inside cabins are cheaper than outdoor cabins which are cheaper than suites.) and we were mostly all on the sixth floor. I was sharing a room with Caitlin.