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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…

Valentines Day...

If there's one thing that has been made clear over the past three years, it's my opinions on Valentines Day. I have a lot of very strong and very bitter opinions, which, depending on my mood, I'll express to varying degrees! I honestly have never seen the need for it. I have a weird memory of being in year five and one of the women who worked in my school office wishing me happy Valentines Day. Then, in front of a crowd of other ten year olds, I launched int an impassioned speech about why I thought that the whole day was pointless. 

Young me did make some solid points. Mainly, I think that there shouldn't be a specific day of the year dedicated to telling someone you love them. If anyone actually cared, they'd do it all year around, you know? I think something that summed another one of my points up perfectly was 'Desperation Day' in How I Met Your Mother. Barney declares the 13th of February the aforementioned 'Desperation Day': a day where everybo…

A Zillenial on the Sixties...

So, 'The Beatles'. That's about it. All I really know about the 60s is 'The Beatles'. We did a whol topic about them in year four: how was that deemed educational? Although it hasn't helped me in any way during my life, that topic's moment is now! The group that lived in a yellow submarine and said hey to Jude were big stars through the decade and their music is still influencial today. Lennon and Yoko showed the world how to wear white and spend a weekend in bed, whilst trying to give power back to the people.

They, however, were just two people amongst the wider group of hipies. The hippy movement was born in Northern California during the early sixties. Their attitiude to life was influenced by politics, philosophy, music and 'psychadelic' substances. Even though LSD was banned in the U.S in 1966, it seemed to spur on the flower children, makig their morals-and drug use- even more brazen! One of the events that epitomised the movement happened in …