Sunday, 9 March 2014

Henley on Thames, UK

On my daily commute to work the other day I picked up a copy of the Metro newspaper, which I read from time to time but not everyday. This particular day had a feature about a guy called Alastair Humphreys and his concept of micro adventures; mini adventures that everyday people can do in their everyday lives. I was intrigued to say the least and as I read more about the micro adventures that Alastair had completed I wanted to try one for myself. However sleeping on a hilltop or camping in the middle of nowhere is still a faraway concept for me so I started small and booked a train out of London to the countryside, for the following day. This place was Henley-on-Thames, about an hour away from London by train. I took the route following the canal into Remenham Wood, unknowingly I had to do some hiking as well which is all good by me but wish I was better prepared as my face was burning and I kept thinking that a psycho or rapist was going to pop out of the woods at any given time. It is definitely a better idea to go with a friend but if you do not have friends with the same interests then bring something that would make you feel safe.

Thursday, 6 March 2014

[Review] Imsmistyle

I found out about Imsmistyle through Instagram, I saw a picture of the cutest watch ever! Upon browsing the store I found other watches that I just had to get and they also have free international shipping for orders over $100 (which includes a tracking number). I ordered 3 watches and a midi ring which came up to $104 (about £65). However I also had to pay a custom charge which always, always ruins the excitement of receiving a new package and distils regret as to why you purchased it in the first place. Damn you VAT. These turned out to be much more expensive costume watches than I had originally planned but on the upside I do like them and cannot wait to pair them up with my outfits!