Christmas in London

I wanted to make this a nice blogpost full of nice London-y pictures, but it turns out because I was so focused on filming clips for a video, I only took about 3 pictures.

Instead, here's the video I made!
And if this ends up being my last post before Christmas- HAVE A GREAT ONE! Stay safe and have fun! x

Christmas Decorations!

Hello everybody!

Now it's time for a post that isn't huge and texty, but is instead full of pictures of my (rather badly) decorated room at uni! It's not too great. What I have is, mainly, things from my home that my parents didn't use to decorate the house! 




This is what my desk area looks like, with Pokemon playing on Netflix, naturally!


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Things I Wished to Know #2: Career Goals

Hi everyone!

It seemed that my last long, wordy post was well received, as well received as a post on a blog only averaging around 250 views a month can! I have a whole list of these that I want to type out at some point, however I don't want to force them. I like to write them when I have a sudden itch to word out all of the feelings, thoughts and questions that I have at that time.

When I decided to start writing longer style posts, it stemmed from a thought of 'What do I wish I had been told in high school?' and you BET there are a ton of these. An absolute ton. So I've decided to write some of these things out, in the hopes that it will help somebody, or maybe some people out there going through the same, or similar things. 
Ps. I realise this says number 2, I'm counting my post on Outgrowing Friendships as the flagship post for this series, which now has a name! (Things I wished to know)

This time, I've decided to focus on career goals. For some context, I'm now 19, in my second year of studying law at university, just about reaching the half way point of my time here. By June 2016, I should (hopefully) be out into the real world. And I don't have a donkey what I'll be doing. 

It's around this time of year that law students start taking their first real step onto the path of becoming a lawyer. Which means, almost everyday, I am faced with the question: 'So how's applying for vacation schemes going?' to which I have to reply that I'm not. I wish the conversation ended there, but it generally goes into, what do I want to do, which ends up with me saying 'I kinda wanna do internet things and write' which doesn't really get too much of a response. I mean how could it? I'm studying law, yet I want to write fiction for a living. I want to film dumb challenge videos and share them with the internet. I want to write big essays and take nice pictures to put on my own website for people to see. I study law yet don't really feel like doing law after university. When I tell people this, I tend to add 'Well not straight away at least.', to buffer it a little, but if I didn't 'do' law ever, I don't think I'd be too distraught.

My career goal has changed so many times in my life. It changes a couple times a year, or sometimes stays as a static 'I don't know'. None of the goals I used to have ever felt right for me. When I said them out loud it almost sounded like a lie. Now, my goals feel more real, albeit maybe less achievable than some. 

Here's a couple of the goals I've had in my life:

  • Astronaut (I mean, I'm the right height)
  • Train driver (I then became deathly afraid of trains for a while, I don't know why, now I love to ride that rail. In other words, I had to get trains twice a day for a year of my life.)
  • Physicist (Update: it is not like The Big Bang Theory, and even if it is, with the way that show has gone I don't want it to be!)
  • Musician (Ironically, I now own an electric piano which I play for fun, with no goal of being in a band)
  • Textbook writer (Very specific and now I realise, a very boring aspiration)
  • TV Presenter (This is still a little bit of a dream)
  • YouTuber (If one day my YouTube blows up, I'd have this as a full-time career in a heartbeat)
  • Blogger (Same as above)
  • Writer/Author (This is one of my current goals. Although, all I've written in the past few months has been essays, blogposts, and a few sides of A4 of free-writing to clear my head. I used to write all the time, I've wanted to write a book since I was 14! I should finally do it! )
These are only the few that I remember. I know many times my career goal has changed a few times in a week. I've been jealous of those who have always known what they wanted to be, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, a laywer, whatever it is. I'm at that stage in my life where I'm seeing so many people go down those paths, and I feel like I'm sort of running around in the background, trying everything yet not committing to a single thing.

I guess that's okay though, I'm not alone in this. I know so many people with no ideas of what they want to do when they graduate. I know so many law students in the exact same position as me.

I just worry sometimes about what I am going to do. I so badly want to achieve so many things, yet so much of it rests on chance. It could happen so fast. What if a YouTuber with over 1 million subscribers mentions me in a video? What if someone with millions of Twitter followers tweets one of my blogposts? Immediately, my content would be open to so many people. There's a chance that I would immediately have a career. How insane is that?!

One thing I truly want to do, is to write a book by the time I graduate. At least then I can have accomplished the author goal and sort of have a job to leave to. I know publishing a book isn't much easier than trying to gain an internet following, and all of my goals probably aren't the sanest, but so many people do all of those things, so why not me? (Ps. Expect a post in the coming weeks on how the phrase 'Why not me?' changed my entire perspective on life)

So I'm gonna keep going after these crazy goals, they're the closest thing to a real career aspiration that I have. Maybe this blog will lead somewhere. If not it's my little corner of the internet and I love it. Maybe I will find the time to write a novel, and maybe it'll go to number 1 of the charts and maybe there will be a film, and maybe it will star Emma Watson AND Adam Sandler as the new hit comedic duo. Who knows. After typing this all out, I feel a little better, I don't know in what way, but I feel better.

Do any of you struggle with job goals? Or knowing what you're going to do after education? If you're out of education, do you do what you aimed to do? Are there things you're still chasing? Let me know, these things interest me a lot!

Things I Wished to Know #1: Outgrowing friendships

Hello everyone!

I feel like I've been neglecting this blog lately, which really isn't a habit I want to get into. I love writing, and I want to keep posting on here for a long time if possible. Lately I've been struggling with ideas for posts and what I want to actually sit and write about. I've also been finding it hard to find the time to do it.

But last night, whilst in bed I suddenly had a bunch of ideas and I had to get out of bed to write them down, because I knew I would fall asleep and immediately forget otherwise.

Yesterday, I travelled to Manchester to meet Zoe Sugg at her book signing, for her debut novel 'Girl Online', but I'm going to talk about that over on my YouTube channel rather than on here. I vlogged most of the day and that will be going up Sunday at 5pm if you're interested. I'm getting a little sidetracked, but to bring it back, Girl Online is about a young girl who runs an anonymous blog online, and she wrote a post about outgrowing friendships. I've gone through this a lot in my life, I'm sure a lot of you have, I guess it's just something that happens when you're growing up, but I don't think it ever really stops happening.

Just like how you can fall in love with a TV series, and a few years later you catch it on, and realise that you think it's awful. That the feelings you once had about it are gone, and you don't miss them. 

I feel like I'm outgrowing a friendship at the minute. It's a weird feeling. I half feel guilty and I half really don't, because I'm just beginning to see that's how things go. Friendships come and go, but a lot definitely stay. I have 3 friends that I have known since we were all 4 years old, and we still keep in touch. I have a group of friends from high school that I'm still great friends with. Friends from college like that too. But sometimes people fall out of your life, and it's not always a bad thing. I'm sure people have outgrown their friendship with me too. I think it happens to us all.

It can be for a bunch of reasons.  Here's an example I went through probably around a year ago. Going to uni is one of those big steps that can make or break relationships, and when I, and a lot of people in my life all went on our separate uni/work life paths, things changed! When people are in an entirely new environment, surrounded by new people, living in a sort-of-independant way, they'll change, which is sort of obvious, but they can change into people that aren't the people you're friends with.  I know I changed in some ways when I started university, I mean I started filming myself weekly and putting that on the internet. I started writing on here! I took up new hobbies, I tried new things! But I think at the core of it I'm the same person, just with some new passions. I think so, anyway, whether other people do is a different matter!

I had a friend when I was about 15, who I had such a friend crush on, you know how you have no romantic attraction in the slightest but you just want to befriend that person? I totally friend crush a lot. We became friends and it was really great for a while.

As we got older, we contacted each other less and less, and after over half a year of probably zero contact we met up a few months ago. And I realised I was done with this person. When all of someone's stories start with 'I was so high' or 'I was really drunk', it's probably time to cut that person out of your life. It made me sad to think that. It also made me sad that they believed they could only be interesting if they weren't sober. That kind of sucks doesn't it? Imagine not having any sustenance to yourself apart from the drugs and alcohol you put in your body. And that you have to do that to have a good time.

I think that really sucks for that person. But both of us are at different stages in our life despite being the same age. Things change, I'm not that person who wants to get drunk and high, I have the most fun when I'm sober. And if they don't, maybe we just aren't compatible as friends anymore. Which is a shame, we used to really enjoy each other's company, but when we met last, I felt so uncomfortable, they probably did too.

The same thing is sort of happening again, but it's a bit more complicated this time. 

I just wanted to write this out, I know people experience this, I've seen it happen to a lot of friends of mine, I've read about it in books, I've seen it on TV, but I just needed to discuss it.

Has this happened to you? Have you 'outgrown' a friendship? 

It only makes sense I guess, between the ages of 14-21 you probably go through more changes than you will in any other set of 7 years of your life. It's only natural that the people you're friends with aren't your friends forever.

Thanks for reading! What do you think about these longer entries that are more of a discussion about things happening in my life? Maybe you find it interesting, maybe you find it impossibly mind numbing, I don't know.

ps I am also sorry for throwing a million questions at you all.

TBT #3- New York

Wow, it's been a while since I've done a TBT post! But here we are, back in action!

This time, I thought I'd focus on my holiday to New York, which was just over 5 years ago. When this popped up on TimeHop, it really confused me as to how it'd be 5 whole years, then I saw this picture of myself on Facebook:


I WAS SUCH A TINY CHILD. Actually I was 14, how did I look this young at age 14?? I'm pretty sure some people have like 5 kids by then.

 This was taken in Nintendo World, which you know was my favourite place. I love Nintendo, and a whole store/museum devoted to it was my favourite thing. Especially as there's a HUGE Pokemon section, and you know how I feel about Pokemon. I bloody love it.

I actually got to meet my longtime online friend whilst I was in America, here's a picture of Bianca and I in Nintendo World:

5 years on, Bianca and I are still besties. We had such a great time that day! We also got to go on the ToysRUs ferris wheel, here's a not so great picture of that:


The other pictures I found hidden in my own old Facebook album aren't that great. I feel like this really dates this holiday, as 5 years ago smart phones weren't such a huge thing, if they were you know I'd have SO many good quality pictures.

Here's a few others before I delve into my sister's Facebook album:

I feel like pictures are more fun than words. 
Ps, I did not take this trip alone, I just don't think my family would appreciate me plastered pictures of them over the internet:


I'm sure my dad has a bunch of pictures buried on some hard drive somewhere...but I'm not home right now and I don't feel like making him search through a bunch so I can find a better Empire State shot, you guys know what that looks like. You've all seen Elf.
And if you haven't, get off your computer or phone and watch it right now.

New York is an amazing, amazing, place, and with any luck, I will go back in the not too distant future. I'd love to live their for 6 months or so, maybe one day that will happen!

Thanks for reading! See you next time!






Miranda Sings

Hi everybody!!

Last night I went to go see the Queen of the Internet, and maybe even the world, Miranda Sings! If you don't know who that is, I think you could really do with knowing her. She is amazing. Just so you are aware, she IS a character portrayed by Colleen Ballinger! Here are a few of my favourite videos featuring her:


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Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is one of my favourite nights of the year! It's a very British evening, and that makes it all the better! If you don't know what Bonfire night is, and were confused by Snapchat showing it off to all of it's users, here's a short explanation, with some help from Wikipedia.

On November 5th 1605, Guy Fawkes attempted to blow up Parliament using gunpowder. This spectacularly failed, and for some reason, we now celebrate the evening of November 5th with huge fireworks displays, because it's...you know gunpowder inside, and by making bonfires! I've heard of people burning scarecrow type figures to represent Guy Fawkes but I've never actually seen that happen. I'm kinda glad actually, it sounds creepy.



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Amity Fest Liverpool

Hello everyone!

I'm gonna get back on point with my blogging game. I've had a bit of a lull but that's over and now it's gonna be great again.


So yesterday was Amity Fest in Liverpool, if you don't know what that is, it's a show put on at 3 venues across the UK (the other's being Birmingham and Brighton) by 9 of the biggest British YouTubers, Zoella, Tanya Burr, Jim Chapman, Sprinkle of Glitter, PointlessBlog, Marcus Butler, Niomi Smart, Caspar Lee and ThatcherJoe, who sadly couldn't make it due to be ill.


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Zoella


I was originally going to name this 'In defence of Zoella' before I realised, Zoella does not need my defence, she has the world supporting her, despite a certain article, which this is being written in response to.


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Podcasts


I've REALLY dropped the metaphorical blogging ball and I am very sorry, things are a bit hectic and there's no sign of slowing down anytime soon, no matter how much I wish they would!

So, I'm sorry for this rushed, rather easy-to-do blogpost, which I am doing in between spoonfuls of Weetabix and adverts of The Walking Dead as part of my Monday night routine.


So these are the podcasts I have found myself coming back to, and I just love them. I love podcasts, I first got into them when walking and taking the train the university, it was such a great way to pass the time with something that I could actually think about, and actually really enjoyed listening to.

I powered through Ear Biscuits in that time, as well as a lot of History of Westeros, however I was already up to date with Shane Dawson's which I listened to as episodes came out, but I wasn't really into podcasts at that point.

The two at the top, Psycho Babble with Tyler Oakley, and Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig have only recently started, but as they are hosted by two of my favourite people on the internet, they have already earned their place in my heart. They're both hilarious series and I can't help but listen to each episodes as soon as I get the opportunity.

With the top 5/6 being hosted by YouTubers, and involving interviewing YouTubers, you may guess that I really like YouTube. I love YouTube and all of these people, and this is just an extension of that. It's just...without the visual medium.

I'm sorry for this boring, and rushed post, but I am so very tired and I have a very big day ahead of me tomorrow. I hope I can get back into the swing of things this week!

I hope to see you next time!

TBT #2: The Walking Dead.


Welcome to the 2nd TBT!

Today we're going to be looking at The Walking Dead, as in AMC's hit TV series based on Robert Kirkman's comic series. Which is also amazing, but I'm only around 60% of the way through those.

Isn't it great looking at season 1 promos and thinking about which characters have changed and which are even left?

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Currant Jams


God that pun is so great, I have been waiting to use it for a while. Ps I can spell current, if you're confused. It's all part of the scheme.

I've been thinking, there's a long of songs at the minute which I can't stop listening to, yet they're not songs that I am in LOVE with, and not songs that I would put on a list of my favourite songs, if you understand what I mean? These songs are my jams. My jams at the minute. My jams at this moment in time. They are currently my jams. They are my current jams. They are my currant jams.



Maroon 5- Maps

I am obsessed with this song! I'm not a huge fan of male vocalists but Adam Levine is 100% my favourite. This song is so great, and I sing around the house all the time, terribly because I have no vocal range and Adam Levine has them all. All the vocal ranges in the world. I've put the audio up instead of the actual video because hot damn those constant tire screeches are annoying.


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TBT #1- Haim.


Welcome to the first instalment in my Throwback Thursday series! Rather than a tradition TBT, involving a picture of friends and I in 2008, I'm going to dedicate a post a week to something that I really like, or liked,  before I put content out into the internet, and so I haven't had a chance to express my love for it!


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Fresher's Week


Fresher's week is a weird time. I'm technically not a fresher, but it means that I got a week off of university to...do whatever I wanted really. 
To be honest, a lot of it included being in front of this screen.

(Homeland is an awesome series)

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Welcoming Autumn!


Hello bloggy type peoples,

Even though it's late September, it's been feeling like summer lately, apart from yesterday, which was pretty cold and hazy. Which is the way it should be, I want to dress all autumny in jumpers and coats and complain about how cold it is. Autumn is the best and I feel cheated. I am tired of being hot and sweaty wearing jumpers, I want to wear them and feel just right. I was going to say just right like Baby Bear's porridge in Goldilocks and the three bears, but it just sounds...inappropriate.

I've been very unmotivated the past few days, and motivation hit me like a truck before. Now, in the hour that I have, I'm uploading a video that I edited at lightening fast speed, thankfully it didn't need much editing, and now I'm trying to type a blogpost, and finish it.

So, to welcome Autumn and to say goodbye to my demotivated couple of days, I thought I'd share some of the cool things I did this Summer, in a Summer sum up. I'm usually great at puns but none are coming to me right now!


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Yard Bird


On Thursday night, on the eve of our 1 week anniversary of living together, my room mates Stacy (whose blog is 10000% better than this, and you should check out!), Anna, and I went to a new restaurant in Liverpool called Yard Bird, which was AMAZING!! 

Here are some pictures, rather than me babbling on. I'm making a post about a restaurant and I'm only now realising that I forgot to take a picture of my food. Oops. 




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New room


It's been a couple of days now, and I'm settling into what is going to be my home for the majority of the next 10 months. It's starting to register where I am when I wake up, which is better than waking up really confused, like I did Saturday morning.

There's still a ton of things I need to do to make my room looking a bit less empty, but here's where I was up to as of this morning: 

This is my vert white and very, very nice desk. Featuring Niomi Smart, I took this pictures whilst I caught up on YouTube.


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Last week at home

This was supposed to be written and posted before I moved out, but I moved back to uni yesterday, oops.

I tried taking pictures of the packing process but it was oh so very messy constantly and I was very busy all week, mainly by leaving packing clothes to the absolute last minute.

So sorry for the lack of pictures on this post, but you can imagine what my house looks like. Please make it big with a pool and a private cinema, maybe with a helipad, I'll take or leave that.

It's been a really strange week, every time I used the shower or went to bed, I'd always think in a countdown to when I leave, and even though it was really exciting I was still very nervous, I had a very bad nervous stomach yesterday morning, mainly because I hadn't seen my room yet, which I now have, and it is very pretty and I very much like it. The next post will have pictures. I could combine these and give you a new post but I'm not that creative.

It was also surprisingly strange to pick what things I'll take with me, and what I would leave. I chose books that I'm currently reading, and the DVDs I brought are some of my all time favourites, I did leave some at home which I think I'll pick up next time, how did I think I didn't need Scott Pilgrim or Hot Fuzz?! They're both amazing and I want to watch them right now.

It's strange, as soon as I moved in, I realised how many things I'd forgot and still need. I kept thinking over and over what I needed to buy and bought it all, but I move in and suddenly there's a whole bunch I completely forgot. Like that magic spray that stops your shower cubicle from getting streaky?! Completely forgot about that one.

It's weird and new and fun, and this is the fourth paragraph in a row starting with 'it'. But I'm having a good time, even if I have been up for 2 hours and no one else is even awake yet.

But I'm having some quality YouTube time, and that's pretty great too!

Packing

Surprise extra post! I just wanted to write and involve myself in something.

I'm a little sad/angry/annoyed/feeling a lot today and I wanted to channel that gross energy into a post of some sort. I don't know why, I just want something good to come out of bad feelings, otherwise it's the worst thing.

I started choosing things to take with me to uni, like books, DVDs and little things to make my room feel like my room. I want to make sure it feels like home since it's going to be my primary home for a while, I'm excited for that.

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Home Haul!


What a treat for you bloggy type peoples- a post that very much overlaps with a video (that I haven't filmed yet) that will be uploaded later this week!

As you know (I think I've mentioned this before) I attend uni in Liverpool, and I go back for my second year VERY soon, which means moving out! I didn't live at uni during my first year, but I am living in Liverpool for my second year, which meant buying a LOT of things. I absolutely love home hauls, Zoella's being a favourite of mine. I'm actually watching one right this second as I type this.

These pictures aren't on the prettiest background for one reason- I am lazy. There isn't really anywhere to photo in the spare room, and I didn't want to cart everything downstairs to take pictures of and bring back up. I am sorry. Once again, I ask you readers to forgive my laziness. 

To paint a picture, I had this on whilst rushing around to take pictures before my camera died. Please ignore the terrible screen protector, it's coming off and my contract ends soon which means I'll be replacing my phone and I can't be bothered replacing it in the meantime.

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Bad crafting

The title of this blogpost sounds like a bad Christmas movie. A little bit at least!

This week's post was originally going to be on what I've done over summer, but I'm pushing that back because I don't go back to uni for almost a month properly, I move back sooner, but actual lectures don't start anytime soon.
It was then going to be on breaking habits, as I'm trying to stop biting my nails (again), I stopped once for a while and it was great, but every time I worry I start biting them again. But now after Jim Chapman mentioned that under your nails is dirtier than a toilet seat, I want to stop forever now. But I'm still biting them...I got worse actually. I just caught myself biting them, so I thought it would be a bit contradictory to write a post about how I'm being great and stopping when I've regressed. Maybe in a few weeks.
Then this post was going to be on anxiety and worries, but I did a post on that recently, which I'd forgotten about, so here we are. I don't know why I took you on the journey of this post but here we are.

I can't rotate this picture and I'm too lazy to rotate it and re-upload it. Please forgive me.
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London

Hello everybody!

I spent a couple days in London, to see a close friend of mine and also to go to Summer in the City, a YouTube convention!

Rather than post about my time at Summer in the City, which I filmed and am putting up on my YouTube channel, I thought I'd make a short post on the things I did yesterday in London.

Yesterday morning,  we had a bit of a lie in, after Summer in the City completely destroyed us, if you've ever been to a convention of any kind, you'll understand that it's generally a weekend of no sleep, barely any food, and being on your feet for a ridiculous amount of time. It always takes a couple days to recover afterwards, but we didn't have that luxury! Sleeping in was good enough though.

We started the day with coco pops (a staple of staying in London with Fae), and with Bleach. Bleach is a manga series that started in 2001, which was then adapted into an anime series in 2004. We felt very nostalgic about the time we used to love Bleach, which was an amazing series for a while, the manga is still going and isn't as great as it once was, but I still love and follow it. After this we headed to Covent Garden!

Another staple of hanging out with Fae is macarons. 


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Recent Clothing Buys!


I have to pack because I'm going to Summer in the City (The UK's biggest YouTube convention) this weekend! Looking at my clothes inspired me to write this post. I was also inspired by my clothes being stored in weird and wonderful ways around the house whilst I had no wardrobe to put them in.

I realised I have bought quite a lot of clothes lately, I tend to buy...barely any and wear the same things for years. The shorts I'm wearing right now have seen a few too many summers, and are too gross to wear outside the threshold of my safe place (my home.) So here's a look at some of the things I've bought lately:

(Also can you tell I'm desperately trying to utilise the skills I gained from working in a store for a year that sold some bad clothes?!)


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Troye Sivan and Begin Again



This post would have been up yesterday, had I not been on (another) Breaking Bad marathon, I finally get all of the hype around that show now, and it also makes me never, ever, ever want to touch drugs.

This is another post about music. I've never considered myself as having a big interest in music but this is my second post on music this month. I still don't think I can say I have a big interest in music though, when the Pitch Perfect soundtrack is one of my most listened to albums.

Last Wednesday I went to go see a film called Begin Again, here's a summary lifted from IMDB: 'A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents.'

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Big yet little worries

Hi everybody!

Today I feel like I'm channeling SprinkleofGlitter today, because I'm doing a 'meaningful' (for lack of a better word) post today, about feelings and stuff like that rather than what Lush product I dip my body in on a daily basis.

This week has been quite busy which has been fun, but my anxiety levels have been higher than usual, which has ruined my sleeping pattern, all because I'm worrying about things that really don't need to be worried about, or at least, worried about yet.

Remember this analogy for later, I'm going to explain it in the end: this week I accidentally had sour milk on my cereal, which tasted gross, caused me to throw away cereal which once was perfectly good, and made me feel ill for a few hours. I tried to have cereal this morning and I couldn't tell if the milk was sour or not, even though I'm pretty much 100% it wasn't, but it's still in my head that all milk in the house must be sour.

A worry that I let slip through the metaphorical cracks this week has been 'What the hell am I going to do with my life if all doesn't go to plan?!' Which, I really don't have an answer for yet, I still have a while to decide that one, but it's played on my mind a little. What if blogging and YouTube never work out for me, and I can't work somewhere creative- will I have to remove my entire online presence, something that's become a huge part of my life, and work in a job I hate, day in day out?

The answer to that is simply 'no'. Instead of that, I can just ensure that I work somewhere in which creativity is encouraged. Rather than worrying about something that isn't going to happen, I should focus on where I'm going to get to in the next few years. I work hard on my videos and blog, even if it doesn't look that way, I really do try and spend a good few hours a week working on them, and I can only look forward to a time when working on them will fill my entire week, every week. I hate quotes generally, especially those ones that everyone knows because they tend to be ripped out of context and used to justify things that really shouldn't be justified by a line said by an uncredited someone, hundreds, maybe thousands of years ago, but I'm going to use a quote (which origins I have no clue about) here: 'When there's a will there's a way'.

I'm sure I'm going to get to the place I want with my career because I'm going to make sure I will.

Back to that milk analogy: I let a small fear get into my head, and it's ruined breakfast (the BEST meal of the day, if you think otherwise, I will fight you) for a couple of days. Just like how I let in the fear of ending up, what present me would consider, not necessarily a failure, but what present me doesn't want to be. And I've let that disrupt my thinking process for a few days.

Writing it all out here has really helped, and I hope that this helps at least one person out there reading this!

My current products!

Hello everybody!

I didn't know what to call this, my favourite skin products? But a lot of this isn't for skin. Favourite beauty products? But it's not all beauty things? So I've just gone for products. Very creative.

Today I thought I'd show you the products that take part in my everyday routine. Or most day routines. I use most of these products everyday but not all of them. This is getting ramble-y so I'll just start. 

This post would have been up days ago, but the weather wasn't great, so I had no natural lighting. Then the weather was great, but I wasn't home. But today is the hottest day of the year, so it was VERY sunny, as well as sweaty and tiring. The heat makes me want to lie down forever. I also discovered that I have nowhere nice, with access to natural lighting, to take photos. So this post could have been up days ago. Oops.


 All of the featured products in their glory! (Atop the radiator cover in the hall. It's a very professional operation that we run here.)

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Favourite songs



Today's post was going to be about K-ON! ,a series I love, it was then going to be a desk/working area tour, but my desk is sort of a mess at the minute and needs a good clean, so now it's evolved into this!

The other day I was with my friends Amy and Alix (soon to be of Ace and Red blog fame) when we decided to list our 5 all time favourite songs. This wasn't easy and I'm not 100% all of these songs should really have made the cut or if more should have, I have no clue, but here are the 5 I listed (in no particular order):

Paramore- Still Into You
(Fun fact- this album came out on the day I passed my driving test!)

Maroon 5- Lucky Strike
(Fun fact- I listened to this album on repeat whilst I worked in an office in which everyone was a lot older than me, and my desk moved about constantly so I ended up either sat alone or next to people who I didn't know, so my only friends were Maroon 5.)

Lorde- Tennis Court
(Fun fact- I didn't like this album at first and now I listen to it all the time. Pretty much in the day. Mostly in the shower. Is that weird?)

Haim- Don't Save Me
(Fun fact- I don't have one for this album, but I first discovered Haim through my sister, I then bought all of the songs they had out, which was about 5, it was before the album, from Amazon. They were the first songs I'd bought from Amazon MP3.)


Florence and the Machine- Cosmic Love
(Fun fact- I thought this song was okay, then I watched the video below, and I fell in love with it.)
Also why are all the fun facts in brackets? We'll never know. Are they even fun, or remotely interesting? Please leave all positive feedback in the comments below and keep everything negative to yourself. (Not really)

Warning: SPOILERS FOR PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA and it's a fantastic series, probably my favourite anime of all time, so I don't want it ruined for anybody!


I hope you enjoyed this and that you didn't hate each and every song. I love them all and think they're great, and I hope I've introduced at least one person to something new!

Thanks! See you next time!

Cheap activities to do over summer!!!


Hello Sprinklerinos!

I know that isn't my intro, but it felt appropriate. I don't know why.

I've been off for summer break for a month now, sadly with no luck in the job department, so I'm trying to keep busy for as cheap as possible! With nothing coming in at the minute, I need to save as much money as I can!

This week I managed to fill 2 days, in which I spent just under £15 in total. That doesn't seem as cheap as I thought it was going to be before I added it up, oops, although all but £4 of that was spent on food! If I didn't love eating so much, it could have been so much cheaper!

The first activity is: Throwing your own garden festival!

I did this with 3 friends on Sunday, the day cost £5 which was spent on food! Mainly sausage rolls and ice pops. A worthy investment if you ask me. Otherwise we made do with what we had! We put a tent up, sat outside of it in the sun, dressed as 'festival-y' as we could, spending a ton of the day learning new card games. And it was really fun, it was something different to what we usually do, which means I'll remember it much more vividly!

I really should have taken more pictures but I was having too much fun and forgot, so here is a picture of Georgia and I. I wish I looked better on this.
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My Birthday!

I'm going to apologise in advance for this post, as I'm sick today so I'm going to rush it a little bit so I can get to doing the important stuff- marathoning anime and feeling sorry for myself.

So it was my 19th birthday on Friday! I had a really nice day, and I should have taken some pictures for this post,  but oh well. I went for breakfast in Café Rouge with my parents (I had granola and a pain au chocolat! It was great), I then went shopping, visited my sister and my niece before coming home, and going back out! In the evening, I went to Frankie and Benny's, I had an avocado and red pepper pizza, it was also awesome, and then went to play bowling with a lot of my friends from high school. It was a ton of fun and the first time in a REALLY long time that the majority of us were all in one place, usually we're all around the country.

I also made the the video below, which contains a sort of bucket list for my 19th year, 20 things in total,  it should have been 19 but my counting skills are lacking. I've actually completed one already, but that will be said in a video next year, just before I turn 20- I want to accomplish all of these and then make a video proving that!


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Paris


I was lucky enough to spend Tuesday and Wednesday of last week in Paris, France! Whilst we were there, the weather varied from torrential rain to extreme sunlight! It was crazy, and I had not packed sufficiently for either weather (despite my case being extremely heavy!).



Rather than ramble a lot, I'm going to make the post mainly pictures, if you want to hear more/see more of my trip, I uploaded a vlog to my YouTube channel yesterday (it's quite long, prepare yourself for that!):



 WOW It is hell trying to change the order of pictures on blogger. Let's deal with these the way they are, I moved most of them into the right order but I also can't be bothered moving the bagel pictures towards the bottom!!


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