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002: twenty thirteen

my iphone (almost!) replaced my dslr as it is just so handy to take everywhere and it has really helped document this whirlwind of a year. whilst i've been absent for just over half a year on this little blog of mine i can't think of a better way to round up the year with a post of all my iphone photographs from 2013. however, having just written that i've only just realised i got my iphone in may so there are a few months missing! but i hope you enjoy my almost a year round up as much as i enjoyed reminiscing on everything that has happened. i really love seeing these posts from people and utter my favourite has been lyzi's from being little, but please feel free to leave your own links to your 2013/round up posts. 

red brick lipstick won high commended for photography in the company blog awards • i passed my driving test • the paris adventures begin with my best friend phoebe • ladurée treats on the champ élysées • over looking paris from galeries lafayette and getting sunburnt • visiting the midnight in paris steps • watching the eiffel tower sparkle at night •  café des deux moulins (the amélie  café!) • staying in phoebe's beautiful apartment for the second time • cups of tea on the balcony • other memories: going to a parisian restaurant and eating nothing but several desserts • walking home at 6am (oops!)  • endless girl talk • fireworks at versailles • finally finishing school!

my 18th birthday in london • walking along south bank after tea at the ritz • looking over my hometown from the hill • getting a new camera • a baby beach holiday • a-levels! • summer skies • lounging about in phoebes garden with the butterflies • the night alex first kiss me • cath kidston at the literature festival • reliving paris through maps • watching a hot air balloon with jem • tea with jem • record players at house parties • leaving lush • other memories: long drives to phoebes • playing bruno mars treasure in the car • wearing my bright white converse • singing in the car • moving to university

tracy emin at the tate • photographing jazmine by the albert prince • finding flowering tea! • cosy pub meals with flatmates • london at dusk • alex's birthday • ralph cuddles! • seal pup at the natural history museum with rhi • my two favourite london girls i'm so sad to leave, rhi and jaymie • winter wonderland • sea life with alex • photographing cloé for my final project • walks with alex on south bank • coming home and making cookies • mulled wine with alex • new shoes and a tartan smock addiction • my own vinyl player for christmas • christmas day! • alex and i celebrating both christmas day and our  four month anniversary • re-launching my blog and posting! • other memories: making the decision to move back home for university and leaving uca • seeing my girl phoebe again and sharing stories • having my lovely mummy egg back • alex buying us arctic monkey tickets! 

lots of love, 


001: welcome to miaou or never!

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hello everyone, it’s been so long (in fact it's been seven months) but… ta da! there are still a few of adjustments to be made however, what do you think of the new layout/blog!‘miaou or never’ get it? so, miaou do you do? no, enough of the cat puns lily. it's a little kitty twist on 'carpe diem' i guess but, this isn't me getting all jack and finn rickshaw run on you, unfortunately i'll never be that cool. it's more of a 'lily just say yes/ do more' kind of thing. the lovely grace from urban hype creative has worked so hard on it, and i have to say i'm kinda of in love. it kind of feels weird to be blogging again but, all i can say at the moment is i’m so excited about sharing all of the new things that have happened since june(?!) – which is a lot. undeniably my favourite is alex. yup, if you’ve been on any of my other social media sites you’ll probably know now just how smitten i am (and in true pda style, he'll appear in a few posts). a lot of the advice i got from everyone was “blog for yourself". after all in the beginning when i set up ‘emily’s heart’ which lead to be ‘red brick lipstick’ it was purely a diary for me to keep track of everything so i'm going back to the blog i started in 2010 and sharing the things i do, love and would like. i hope you all had a lovely christmas and i’ll be back tomorrow!

lots of love, lily