Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm back in Liverpool and everything seems the same...

So here is a slice of real-life action accompanied with some random photos taken on my brand new pink camera. I broke my old one last week and it's hard work being a blogger without a camera! Luckily I was able to borrow cameras until I replaced mine.

As I said in my previous post, I went with my dad and sisters to take all my sister's belongings to her student flat in Liverpool. I'm yet to visit the The Beatles Story at the docks but I feel as though I must! Every time I head to Liverpool in aid of the sister, I think of this song by the Wombats which all Liverpool students adore!


Hailey wanted us to help her paint her mint green walls into a more soothing shade of magnolia. Becky was quite excited to help, especially when given the mini paint roller.This photo makes me laugh as Becky and Hailey seem enthralled at my dad 'testing' out the paint. Sooner or later though, we all got stuck in and ended up with plenty of paint splatters all over the place.
Not so much of an outfit post for me but I did find it hard to pick old clothes to wear! I chose my old university hoody and some tights which I decided wouldn't be that bad if they became paint splattered! My hoody put everyone off their painting as when the sunlight hit me, the whole room turned a shade of green and it looked as though we had not been painting at all!
Hoody (Birmingham University) Skirt (Good one) Tights and Shoes (Topshop)
Here is Hailey peeking out from behind the wardrobe and my dad in his painting overalls. Overalls=smart idea! Hailey is in her final year of her Law degree at Liverpool University. After graduating she's planning on moving back home to Birmingham, taking a gap year to work and travel. After that, she will study for the year long LPC (Legal practice course) which leads on to two more years of training which will eventually mean that she will be a qualified lawyer. I never realised that being a Lawyer required the same dedication as a med student! Crazy.

After the painting was complete, we all hopped back into the car and made the 2 hour journey back home!
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54 comments

  1. wow i love the pictures of the sunsets. long drives and sunsets are the best.

    ~tati~

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  2. I was just thinking that I should go to Liverpool this fall.

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  3. i really enjoy painting a room for some reason i don tknow why but i find it rather relaxing

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  4. i love painting, i agree with the person above me, it's very relaxing.

    and that sunset is STUNNING. what an awesome picture!

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  5. Oh..that's so funny about the paint shade and your hoodie. Just 2 hours away. Cool. Have fun with that pink camera now.

    Thanks so much for the note.

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  6. i just love the painting photos...
    i've been missing lovely fam pictures. it makes me feel warm to see these. hope you had a wonderful time.

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  7. Geesh, she should come to the US. It's not that much work. Ah ha. J/K. Love all the fam pics!

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  8. Great pics and very nice painting outfit. I love how bright it is and I especially love your shoes. I'm very impressed by your sister's law degree. I'm only in my second year so law so getting to that stage seems far away.

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  9. This is such a lovely post, Winnie. I really enjoyed reading about you and your family. Good luck to your sister and her last year of studies! And it's nice that you guys could help her paint :)

    Also, these pictures are amazing. I esp like the last one. Very breathtaking. I hope your week is off to a good start.

    All the best,
    Carrie

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  10. love the pictures, especially the last one! this post makes me so happy as this time next week i shall be a resident of liverpool!!i went to the beatles story last year, pretty good must be said!x

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  11. oh how lovely is that you all helped her! I feel family warmth looking at these photos... I love the last photo of Hailey, she looks so cute on it! :) congrats to her and I wish her every success with her studies!
    xoxo

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  12. Aww... I love mint green (nails by MAC, lol) sorry to see it go.

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  13. awwww painting rooms looks sooo fun. i never go to do it ):

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  14. I've never done it, but painting seems a lot of fun! So, after all the work,were your tights still fine??
    ah, hey, I really think sex and the city 2 won't be a disappointment!

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  15. I have never done painting before!! Looks fun!!

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  16. You look so cool for a painty day winnie!
    your sister is lucky to have you and your dad!
    Liverpool must be so cool! and I do love all the Beatles songs! they are the best of all! Always!

    I am happy that you had the chance the know some of the great spots there...it´s a dream for all Beatles fans!

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  17. I think thats what I'm planning to do after I've finished my law degree too - I need a year out to get away from the pressure for a bit! If you come up and visit her again in term time you'll have to let me know and we could meet up for a drink! I still need to find a flat - I've left it very late I know! :) x

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  18. wow the last two images are stunning hun (:

    PeAce*
    prettyneons X

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  19. The last too pictures are very very nice!!

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  20. This looks like so much fun! Haha I always enjoy helping my dad painting rooms. Is it weird that I would happily wear blue overalls and plimsoles for a day out? And I really do need to buy a university hoody. Hope you're having a lovely day :)

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  21. great pictures dear ! and your sister is so cute ! haha . and always look stylish even in a painty day uh ? ahaha .

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  22. sounds like a great day. painting is very soothing and i think well when i paint. : )

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  23. I painted this weekend with the fam, so much fun!

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  24. beautiful pictures! lol i want to paint a room. it looks fun. ahh that song makes me want to dance every time i listen to it :]!

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  25. Hi there-how lovely the whole family got stuck in, fab pictures too!!

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  26. Love the final two photos! It's great you have such a happy and loving family!

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  27. I'm glad you worked out getting a new camera so quickly. I know I'd be lost without mine. These motion blur pictures are really lovely :)

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  28. lovely family! lol about law students' dedication!

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  29. It's nice to spend time with family, even if it includes getting put to work!

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  30. Aw these photos are SUPER adorable!

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  31. Wonderful Liverpool shots!
    & lovely pics painting the walls!

    xx

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  32. Aww You look so cute! I love the color of your tights. I'm thinking about painting my room at home as well.

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  33. Those last images are stunning! Looks like you had a great time despite the hard work and your sisters are adorable! :) Great painting outfit by the way! There are people deliberately splattering their outfits with paint anyway, so even if it happened, you can't really go wrong!

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  34. your sisters are so cute! what a cute set of sisters you all are!
    xxx

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  35. the photography is gorgeous! i love the last picture

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  36. That's so sweet, Winnie! I love how your whole fam pitched in to help your sis paint! And most impressive about her law studies (in the states it's "just" three years of law school and the Bar Exam).

    That green hoodie is genius! I wish I looked as chic camping- hahaha! I usually end of breaking down when I need to have clothes for a not-so-fashionable activity and go shopping at places I think people not interested in style shop at (Sports store- blerg).

    Lovely pics of the sunset too!

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  37. Your family seems super cute! I wish your sister the best of luck, too! And those leggings from two posts before are crazyyyy.

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  38. awww such cute pictures!!!love the last one too!
    x

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  39. Hi Winnie,

    Thank you for the birthday wishes and for your sweet comment. It makes me happy to know that my post was inspiring and it also helped you to see that you have a lot of time to do all the things that you want. Definitely travel. It'll give you a lot of perspective on life.

    What are you doing your Masters in? Enjoy your studies. Mine is coming to an end all too soon. I secretly want to be in school forever. I love it! :)

    I hope you're having a good week, Winnie.

    All the best,
    Carrie

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  40. ooo that songs catchy!
    and painting a room looks like joyous fun! wonder if i can paint my own when my house gets renovated....

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  41. wow, so funny pics. painting is always a fun.

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  42. Have a fun time in Liverpool! :)

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  43. wow, thats super coincidental-- i was also up the whole day painting my wall last sunday too! isnt it fun? i'm glad youre happy back home!

    xxoo
    eden

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  44. love those tights!

    i was actually at warwick doing psychology, but my friend and i spent almost as much time shopping in birmingham as we did working! Now swapped it all for the south coast and am starting a masters at sussex in about 2 weeks!!

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  45. Oh poor u, ive been in liverpool aswell, must say that i really hate it! Not my type of city!

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  46. Painting walls is so much fun! Those sunset photos are pretty, thank you for linking my blog!
    xx

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  47. Wow! Love the family bonding, stay strong.

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