Making my own Minnie ears and a massive investment in running shoes | weekly round-up

Well, don’t tell me my week hasn’t been eventful.

This one has been full of great highs and horrible lows. The latter sadly included accepting that I’m not going to be able to move out of my rubbish house share for another three months. But, come September, I’ll be free from my contract and (fingers crossed) be able to move into a house or flat with my uni housemates. Time to start the countdown!

I’m never one to dwell on the negatives, and this week has been full of great moments too. My birthday is on Monday 23rd, and this week has been a sort of extended celebration of that. I booked two days of work and travelled back to my family home on Wednesday night. Before that, I decided to buy myself a birthday present of my own in the form of expensive running shoes. I think I’m in love with them (yes, it’s a sad life that I lead)!

Read on for burgers, relaxing and my first forray into crafting with my very own pair on minnie ears…



If you’re a regular visitor, you’ll remember that I ran my very first 10k a few weeks ago, and it was enjoyable, terrifying, and incredibly difficult all in one. Here are my top tips if you’re thinking of getting into running or entering a race, and I talked about the race in this blog.

To reward myself for getting through that trauma, I decided to buy myself some new running shoes as my current Nikes were getting fairly awful. Since all running trainers are expensive, I decided to go for the best and get my gait tested at the Asics flagship store on Oxford Street. They measure every little part of your foot and then analyse your run to select the best shoe for you. After talking through the options, I went for the Kayano 22 in bright pink (obviously). It’s really pricey, but it’s great for running longer distances, which I’m hoping to start doing, and has the best cushioning so it will be kind on my knees. I just went for an 8km run in them and shaved over a minute of my 5km time, so they’re proving a solid investment so far.



Minnie Ears

I am not a crafter. I cannot sew to save my life, and my creativity for making things is fairly limited. But I knew that I really wanted my own pair of custom Minnie ears to take to Disney World with me in October. Rather than paying quite a lot of money for someone else to make a pair for me, I decided to see how far I could get on my own. I headed down to The Range on Friday night, and the next day I had two pairs of my own ears! Both have glittery gold headbands, and one has pink and red flowers with a deep pink hair bow, and the other has white flowers and a loop stuck to the hairband. This means that I can switch the hair bow that I wear with it. I’m particularly looking forward to adding my Mary Poppins bow.


Other than that… 

I ate a great burger at Patty & Bun on Tuesday, and spent most of the second half of the week reading a book called ‘A Little Life‘. It took me a while to get into, but now I’m near the end and I don’t want it to be over.




Mouse Chick – As you know, I love all things to do with Florida, and Kat posted a blog this week that looked beyond the theme parks. There is so much more to the Sunshine State than Disney, and she picked out some great places to visit.

Jazmyn Smith – Like me, Jazmyn has been thinking about leaving University this week. University is hard, but I found leaving even harder. Here, she weighs up the pros and cons to help decide if a degree is right for you.

That Backpacker – Machu Picchu is one of my dream bucket list destinations, and Audrey gave some great tips for visitors on her blog. I would have definitely tried to hike up to the site before I read her guide.


Which blogs have you been loving this week? I’d love to hear what you think about my Minnie ears, too.

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  1. May 22, 2016 / 12:47 pm

    Thanks for the mention lovely! Love the blogpost!!

  2. May 24, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    Running is so addictive, isn’t it? Love the new running shoes!

    Corinne x