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What I Got for my Birthday...

Even though this is the classic blogger post, I'm pretty sure I've never writen anything like this before. I was actually pretty shocked when I got to this date in my blogging book and realised that I'd scheduled in a 'What I got for my birthday' because it's unlike me to think of something like that. However, I feel like some of you would actually like to read this, just to get some inspiration for your own birthday, or just random bits you'd like to treat yourself with...

-The biggest present that I got was my new phone! I've been a Samsung girl right from the start, however, I believe there are two types of android users: those who 100% adore their phone, and those who've always secretly wanted an iphone! Being the latter, I though that my birthday was the perfect occasion to change camps. My parents put toward and I used some savings to get this glorious girft! Mine's the gold 6s and I bought a glass screen protector just to be extra careful.…

Monthly Look Back...

This March, I have discovered that I like to be in control. It's not particularly a brand new realisation; I vaguely knew it before. Many a group project has suggested that I like to know what's going on just a little bit too much. For example, two years ago in English we  had to give a presentation in front of the class in groups that the teacher had picked. I was in a group with a girl I kind of knew and a boy that we will refer to as 'cod fish' (because he looks like a cod fish. Is that mean?) Cod fish was ridiculously annoying and kept deleting slides that were actually good. So I made back up copies of the original presentation and handed them in instead. That all sounds petty, but I assure you that it came from a place of wanting to know what was happening and not making a fool of myself in front of a very rude group of twelve year olds. Apparently, however, that fiasco wasn't enough for me to know that I like to be in control.

I had work experience, right at …

Red Carpet Reaction: Kid's Choice Awards...

This is the kind of post that I've wanted to write for the longest time! Fashion had interested me for a while (although looking at me, you probably couldn't tell!) so I think it's nice that I'm making this content to reflect it. Red carpet reaction posts are always some of my favourites to read, purely because I love finding out people's opinions. I thought that I would react to what everyone was wearing but do it with a friend, to add a twist to the classic idea. I managed to persuade Mel- my longtime best friend- to talk through some of our reactions together, so I hope you enjoy this! 

Skai Jackson

"I like that, minus the pineapple.""I think the pineapple makes it ugly. To be honest, Skai Jackson is a bit of a Queen, though, so I can forgive it.""I like the sort of, oriental print. And the heels because they're orange and you know I love orange.""Yeah, you do. She's turning sixteen on the 8th, you know?" "She d…

A Zillenial on the Eighties...

Now, let's throw it back to the glorious year of 2004. Shrek 2 was hitting our screens, Jeremy Clarckson was hitting Piers Morgan in the face and Maria Julia Mantilla was being crowned 'Miss World' over in China. I, a bit closer to home, was enjoying the early years of life. However, across the sea 'Bowling for Soup' were releasing '1985': a bop that I would only come to appreciate about twelve years later. The song contains references to many pop-culture focal points that I have never understood... until now! It's time for me to explore the eighties! 

First off is 'Whitesnake'. For the past few years, I've thought that 'Whitesnake' was one person (a rapper or something? I don't know!) but it turns out that they're a band! The were a British hard rock band who rose to fame in the 80s, originally formed in 1977. Another band that I believed to be a single person was 'Blondie'. My friend recently went to see them, althou…

Why I Love Rom Coms...

I prefaced last week's post by saying that I loved romance films. Although I did manage to fill a whole post with tropes that I hate (to be honest, I recon I could fill another!), there are so many things about the genre that I absoloutely adore! That warm and fuzzy feeling that wraps around your heart when the couple finally get's together is irreplaceable. It's also a very good substitute to the feeling you'd get with your own S.O! Sometimes seeing all that love can be a bit bittersweet but I can see past that for the sheer joy of 'When Harry Met Sally', 'Pretty Woman' and 'Bridget Jones'.

Something that those three all have in common is the strong female protagonist. The power of Bridget could be called in to question however, I would like to go forth with the notion that she is- prepare for a huge statement- the most robust lead that a film has ever had. First of all, she has the an awful mother, yet still manages to be around her. I'm no…

Why I Hate Rom Coms...

Contrary to what the title would have you believe, romance is my favourite genre of film. I'd say that the first real rom com I watched was 'Pretty Woman' and my obsession had grown since then. However, no matter have much I adore them, I have some issues with the category. Pretty much everyone romance film includes one of these tropes; they wouldn't be a trope if they didn't!

First of all is rain. I have no problem with the weather: light drizzle is actually my favourite weather (I find it really therapeutic to see it bouncing off of an umbrella, okay?!?) but the rain you get in rom coms is next level. It's thunderstorm level of soak, yet nobody seems to have seen the forecast! Surely if that much rain was predicted, one of these people would be wearing a raincoat? It actually doesn't seem to have any kind of effect on the characters, so their lack of preparation isn't an issue. If I'm getting rained on I'm shivery, have stringy curls all over m…

A Zillenial on the Seventies

The seventies was just iconic. It's the decade that birthed so many revolutionary people, songs and pieces of technology; I really think it deserves more recognition.Those ten years- in my mind- were always just an extension of the sixties, with nothing interesting actually happening. To me, everyone was still wearing brightly coloured two pieces and getting psychedelic. That, however, was not the case!

First off, the television and film industries were at the top of their game. To kick off the seventies, there was Don Vito Corleone 'making him an offer that he can't refuse'. '72 signaled a new arrival to the classic crime drama genre with 'The Godfather'. 'Charlie's Angel's' also 'jiggled' their way to television is 1976, bringing three of the most iconic poses of all time. Nobody can run in heels, be on speaker phone, or be with two other girls without making some kind of reference to those bikini wearing women!  The end of the deca…

A Collection of Failures Through February...

I don't really know if what a clumsy and awkward person I am has been documented enough. Through inference, I feel like it's been made evident. I've mentioned a few of the embarrassing little moments that I've had throughout my monthly's but you are wrong if you think that's it. My life is not just a collection of one off encounters with shame: it's basically a book. A solid 75% of February had been comprised of making a fool of myself, overall. So, here I am, admitting to that fact, and hoping that these stories will make you feel a little bit better about yourself...

The Onion Incident- Okay, I feel like this dramatic title has really pulled you in! Our story begins on a Thursday morning, during half term. I was going to go out to print some photos for my scrap book but my mum asked if I'd go and get her two carrots, an onion and a bag of potatoes. A strangely specific list- I know- but I just accepted it and went off on my journey. I printed my photos…