Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Folk By The Oak (+results)

Before I begin this post, I just wanted to say congratulations to everyone who received results yesterday. I despise talk of results and exams on social media but I think a couple of things have to be said. Congratulations to everyone. Whether you received excellent or not so great results. For me, they were my AS levels so in my opinion, which is the truth, they are not the be all and end all. I'm happy with my results despite one result which was quite a shocker. 

Everyone should be proud of how they did, if you didn't do so great - like me in one of my subjects, I think it's something to laugh about and take with a pinch of salt. It tells you that things don't always go your way; nothing will always be perfect. It would not be fair if it did. 

I may be slightly more relaxed about my results than most as I am applying to university in America, so even though they are still important, these results are not vital. Anyway, this is turning into a slight meaningless rant, but to conclude; one exam, that you wrote on one day - that could've been an off day, marked by someone who knows nothing about you, that is just a letter grade should not and does not sum up your life and you as a person.

Onwards with the post (my chums - Miranda anyone?)

Towards the beginning of summer Amber and I went to Folk By the Oak. Folk By The Oak is an all day folk festival with lots of vintage stalls and fun arts and craft tables. 

We went for some fun and that is exactly what we had. Although very tiring in the heat we made some great purchases and enjoyed the music.

photo stolen from Ambs

Deciding not to brave the portaloos at the festival we went to find the nearest pub. Above on the left is a picture of us looking rather dishevelled in the pub that was a necessity to include as the heat was really draining our energy. Though we did decide to slap on smiles and find more vintage jewellery that took our fancy. 

We also saw a lovely vintage car (below) outside the pub.

Sunglasses - Ray Bans
Dress - Blitz
Shorts - H&M
Bag - Marrakech
Trainers - Adidas

I also thought I would share a few of my favourite YouTube videos at the moment incase you are finding yourself with too much time on your hands this summer -


  1. Omg the mirror pic has to go aha! The video is so cute :) x

  2. Super cute! Looks like you had a great time :)

  3. Seems you had great fun!! Amazing pics hun!

    Happy sunday! :)

  4. thank you for stopping by on my blog hun! also good luck with all the uni applications

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  5. Glad you happy with your results - Uni in America sounds like a dream! Love the photos

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  6. This festival definitely looks like my cup tea! Would love to go one year!

  7. Congratulations on your AS results! That vintage fair looks absolutely gorgeous, as are your photos from St Lucia x

  8. Congrats on your results! I just got my A2 ones :) Lovely post.


  9. Lovely photos, I love your outfit!