Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Pre-Announcement 'Teaser'

Friday 1st July 2011

Announcement: Thursday 30th June 2011

Hopefully you'll be as excited as I am! :3

Monday, 27 June 2011


Pre-Announcement Announcement :D

First of all, I want to apologise for my negligence recently - I've never been the most efficient person, but I really seem to be letting the good name (:p) of Pandoala down at the minute :(

But personal stuff (good and bad) aside, one large reason for the lack of attentiveness is something that is happening on Friday - which I will announce more officially later in the week  :D

I'm terribly excited about it and I hope, once you actually know what it is, that you will be excited too :)

So here's to exciting new ventures  ;)

Lots of love!  <3

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Happy Things Thursday

I'm not going to lie, the going is tough at the moment (one of the many reasons for my lack of updates recently) but we soldier on, and one way to cheer yourself up is by recognising what you're thankful for, and what makes you happy - so here's my latest list  :)
Artwork by Damien Skelton
(now accepting commissions :))
  • Losing a further 0.5" off my waist! - despite my food binge efforts following my results, and residual excess snacking (I had trained my tummy not to need so much food... excessive pizza, ice cream and candy undid all that hard work >.<) I still managed to lose a whopping half an inch off my waist in the space of 10 days - Win!  Although I've still been a little naughty snack-wise, I'm hoping that the discovery of a new, cheap (£6p/w!) gym 5 minutes from my boyfriend's place will be sufficient tonic for me to make the last 1" push in time for graduation at the end of next month  :D
  • Cocktail time and lookin' fine  ;D (I'm so cheesy :p)  - Emboldened by the success addressed above, when summoned by my best friend and his missus for cocktails I wore my new vintage playsuit (one day, I'll get round to doing a picture of it, promise!), a posh clutch bag, beautiful new costume jewellery, and sky-scraper heels. And, for the first time in a long time, I looked freaking lush  :D (if I do say so myself ;))
  • Drunken philosophical and political debates with said-friends
  • The prospect of a drunken night in watching awful B-movies :D (I can't wait!)
  • Finally getting my laptop working - Sims 3 addiction: I'm coming home, baby!
  • Jo Brand's autobiography Don't Look Back in Hunger - I love Jo Brand, the woman is an utter legend, and her book is amazing. She's had a hell of a life and I simply can't stop reading her autobiography - the other night I went to bed at 1am, and ended up staying up til 4 because I just couldn't stop reading!
  • X-Men: First Class - sorry, but it's my absolute favourite of the franchise to date. There, I said it. :p
  • Getting lots of ideas for my new projects - one is going to happen, and one (at the moment, at least) is little more than a pipe dream, but it's still exciting when I get ideas!
  • Arcturus are reforming! - I don't expect many people to know who I'm talking about (this isn't me being elitist/wankery/hipstery, they just aren't exactly well known outside of black metal circles) but I loved them for years and now they're getting back together for Inferno 2012. I've checked with my ex and he's not going, which means that if I can find the funding, then a spring visit to Oslo is in order!
  • Getting my favourite over-priced (£4?!) magazine for £1 - I love Rotherham market ;)
  • Marzipan - new favourite cocktail <3 (well... to add to the list, at least!) - you can get it for £6.80 per pitcher at your local Wetherspoons  :D (but don't order the Jeremiah sweet tea - it tastes like hell and they didn't even serve it in a jam jar! *pout* :p )
  • Finally finishing my Leeds entrance essay! :D
  • Damien being obscenely talented  (pictured)
How about you? What's made you happy this week?  :)

    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Holiest of moleys! There is something very floral and summery now hidden amongst the black, grey, and black-grey in my wardrobe - even my boyfriend hasn't had so much as a glimpse of it, only the gorgeous Robyn has seen its true splendour.

    I have such plans for this piece... oh such plans!

    Friday, 10 June 2011

    LookBook Star

    Colour Block Please by M.K.

    Colour Blocking - I'm still rather wary of the bolder combinations such as these, but I think I'm starting to like it a little... though whether I'd actually wear it remains to be seen!   ;)

    Thursday, 9 June 2011

    Happy Things Thursday

    • I'm now the proud owner of a (provisional) First Class Degree! I got my results on Tuesday informing me that I have roughly a 73 average, meaning that I'll be graduating with a First :) A more detailed, excitable (and gif-heavy) account of it is available on my other blog here  :)
    • Ice cream for brunch! I know, I know, it's a cardinal sin considering that I'm trying to lose weight, but I think I've earned it after those results!  ;)
    • Losing 5lbs and 0.6" off my tummy since I began my diet May 23rd!  :D
    • My bestest friend Robyn is coming home this weekend! Woohoo! I've already started listing exciting adventures for us to do (I'll post the list on here at some point as well :)) - now I just need the capital to make it happen  ;)
    • I might have a part time job for the summer & term time! :) My grandma had a chat with the landlord at our favourite local pub (i.e. not the one I used to work at! :/) and I've to pop in and see him this week - 'citing! :D I'll be sure to let you know how I get on  :)
    • West Wing marathons ♥ I'm so glad I've gotten Damien into it :) (he even wants to borrow the season one box set so he can catch up on 17 hours of it so that we can watch the other 6 seasons together :D
    • Damien's incredible artwork (I'll post a picture later this week when I get a chance to do some photography :)) and him getting a commission to do a piece for my favourite boutique in all of Yorkshire!  ♥  :D 
    • Texts from the TARDIS Tumblr - an amazing blog that captions stills from Dr Who (9/10/11) with texts from the infamous Texts from Last Night website - it always makes me chuckle  :D

    Tuesday, 7 June 2011

    LookBook Star

    New Segment! - 3-4 times a week, I intend to show an example of someone who, for me, has been a lookbook star. It could be for their style in general, it could be because they made a look work when I'd always had doubts, or it could simply be that they've plain-old inspired me! :)

    Today's is from the second category - I've never really agreed with the maxi, even when I wore one for Xmas dinner I wasn't convinced (Christmas dinner is the only time I'm likely to get tipsy with my extended family, a maxi was the only guaranteed way I wasn't going to accidentally flash the (then-new) panda tattoo on my thigh!), but this girl rocks it and then some! Take a peek...

    Purple & Gold by Lua.P

    Sunday, 5 June 2011

    I don't understand why this isn't in my wardrobe!

    New segment! ;)

    While researching for a piece that I intend to have uploaded onto this website by the end of the week, I came across this glamorous thing...  Again, I must ask: Why isn't this in my wardrobe?!

    River Island - £44.99

    Friday, 3 June 2011

    Happy Things Thursday.... On Friday!

    Hi lovelies! Sorry for the delay - it's been a bit of a busy week! :)

    • Cup-cake shaped presents from my lovely boyfriend :) (pictured)
    • Shops full of vintage/quaint/rocky stuff :D
    • Hangover 2 at the cinema - I giggled muchly  :3
    • 30p for paperbacks and renewing my membership at the library - after all, (especially if I can't find a summer job!) I intend to spend much of this summer reading in the garden/park/trees  :)
      Pretty enough to eat!  ;p
    • York! Ohh I miss it already! I'm hoping I can land the part time job I'm interviewing for next week (touch wood!) so I can afford to go back for a long weekend with the boy and/or friends before the summer ends! :)
    • Leeds - I got to visit Leeds university and was invited to sit in on a lecture from the MA I'm applying for there - it was great! I really enjoyed it! And while I'm still not sure which uni I want to go to, I'm at least I'm a lot more excited about doing a post-grad  :)
    • Keeping with academia, I got my essay head on this week to work on my writing sample for my Leeds application and I loved it! Yes it was still stressful, and yes I did try hiding from the essay at times, but on the whole I just got right back into academic writing  :)
    • Evidence that I have the best boyfriend ever:  Who else’s boyfriend would buy them a replica of a Viking coin and a chocolate fish in the same day?  :p
    • Remember that job interview that I messed up in phenomenal style? (I started quoting Sartre... :/) Well they liked me! And they've asked me back for a second interview! :D  (pity they won't give me the job once they find out that I'll need an afternoon off each week for uni, but still! :p)

    What were your good things this week?   :)