Personal | Instaweek #5

By Issy Goode - 22:35

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter weekend and stuffed themselves full of chocolate! I went the cake route instead and I've had a serious amount of cake! 

Last Thursday evening I decided to abandon my dissertation and take an evening out instead. I popped down to The Harbour Inn for the pub quiz with my work friends from summer and reacquainted myself with my Cornish love: Rattler. I think we came about fifth or fourth in the pub quiz, but by the end everyone was too merry to care where we came, though we were all a little gutted about missing out on the 10 pint prize! 

In the centre is the adorable birthday card I received from my sister and her family. I think pugs are absolutely adorable and this one is super cute with a bow on top!

The final photo is my new gel manicure. I've never had one before and my mum and sister treated me and themselves to some pampering as another little celebration for my 21st birthday. I'll be publishing a post soon about my experience with fake nails!

How beautiful is this bedspread from Mura Boutique?! I've fallen in love with this Australian shop and feel a desperate need to get saving to splurge on throws and clothes. 

I also got a bit artistic this week with my breakfast. I follow loads of food and fitness accounts on Instagram and often their meals look so beautiful and perfect. Whilst it does seem quite ridiculous to play around arranging your food into pretty patterns, it's actually quite a satisfying thing to do!

Who's a cute pooch. This is my aunt's dog Sam who I spent a bit of time with last weekend and had the pleasure to see him again on Easter Sunday. It would have been more of a pleasure if he hadn't decided to pee on me twice but what ya gonna do aye? I forgive him because he's very easy to excite and extremely cute.

Over the Easter weekend my niece came to stay. I can't believe she's now 7 and so grown up! I don't get to see her often whilst at uni so it's nice to spend time with her. On Friday evening we made some Easter cupcakes together and she took this great photo of a few of them before we all stuffed our faces. Then on Saturday before she went back home she dragged a tired me and my equally tired Mum out for a walk. I'm very glad she convinced us to go for a stroll because I do take this beautiful place for granted some times. She wanted to head onto the beach but over the winter the sea drags a lot of the sand off the beach and leaves it looking rocky and bare. It'll be nice to have the sand back in summer!

I hope everyone's enjoying their left over chocolate, I've stuffed my face quite enough! I've got 2 more days left in Cornwall before I have to face the realities of university and all my deadlines again. My dissertation currently stands at 29 pages and 11,400 words, but that hasn't stopped me having a busy last week in Cornwall!

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  1. I love your nails and your breakfast looks delicious haha! So pleased to hear you had a great Easter weekend too xxx

    Sam | Samantha Betteridge

    1. Thank you! Been weird getting used to them but now I feel it's going to be even weirder getting used to not having them! :) xxx

  2. Haha that pug birthday card is just the cutest thing. And I did the same this weekend- blew off all work and just went out instead. Sometimes you just need to do the irresponsible thing ;) It's too bad you didn't win all those pints, but it sounded like a great time trying!

    xo marlen
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    1. It is, isn't it! I think you just have to sometimes. Yeah I think the night may have got a bit messy if we had won though!



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