Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Happy New Year

It’s weird to think that by this time next year everything would have changed. My fundamental day to day life will be different, even in the things that I can control. Hopefully I should be at University; this is what I have always wanted but, for someone who gets anxious with change, it is petrifying. I will no longer be in the comfort of a school I have known inside out for 7 years. I will not have the comfort blanket of seeing my best friends and family every day. I will have taken a dramatic step in becoming an ‘adult’ having moved out of home and planning my future.

That in itself, although scary is amazing to consider what 2014 will hopefully hold for me. But, that is without considering the unpredictably of everyday life. I will make new friends, have arguments, fail assignments, pass assignments, go on holiday and make many more beautiful memories. I already have stacks to look forward to in 2014 but, also so much to fear. It makes me sad when I hear my friends or see people write online that there year has been awful. I am truly grateful that has never been the case for me, sure I’ve had highs and lows but, overall I am extremely lucky.

At my age each year holds complete change. If I reflect on where I was in my life last New Year’s Eve or even the year before, it is mad to consider how much I have grown as a person or see how the things that had petrified me turned out; thankfully for the better. 2014 is going to be a rollercoaster year, I have the ‘biggest exams of my life’, a driving test, my 18th birthday, university, a girls holiday, gigs and living away from home all to consider and that is just the icing on the cake.

 I am not a fan of New Year’s Resolutions because I believe any time of year is perfect for change if it’s going to make you and the people around you feel better.  But, if you’re reflecting on your past and looking towards the future think about where you want to be next New Year and do something to get yourself there. So Happy New Year everyone and let’s hope that we all make many happy memories!

Peace Out my Lovelies xxx 

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Festive Spirit

Guys, Christmas is now officially over in my household, with all celebrations ending yesterday. I had an amazing time and love spending so much time with my extended family. It is so easy to forget in our busy lives what truly matters and for me that is a hundred percent my friends and family.  I always look forward to Christmas so much but, it always fly’s by so quickly! So now it’s all over for another year and we'll have to troop on with our everyday lives.

So clearly I am no time lord and no matter how much I play Wizzard it shall never be Christmas everyday but, does that mean we cannot have a little festive in our January lives- I think not! So here are my top tips to keep the festive period alive no matter the season!

1. You have over a month to prepare for Christmas, you think about the presents, the food and your outfit for 4 weeks; always giving you a glimmer of hope in the dark December month. Throughout the year always have an event to look forward to whether it's a party, gig or holiday- have something to remind yourself that there are good times to come and something you can plan/endlessly talk about with your friends
2. Who says glitter has to only be for Christmas? Wear something shiny in everyday life, even if it's some ear rings or some jazzy socks- honestly the smallest things can bring a smile to your face
3. As much as you may moan about your family, you can't help but deny that it is at least always eventful when you have a huge gathering. Organise a massive dinner or drinks party with your extended family regularly throughout the year; giving you an opportunity to catch up but also reflect
4. Reflect, Christmas is always a time of reminiscing the good times and traditions. If life gets hectic throughout the year, do exactly that! Look back through old pictures and memories. Even better make a photo album or CD with all those great memories of 2013 

5. Is there any point in New Year resolutions? Now just because it's going to
be January, that does not mean you need to have a sudden change! Being realistic if you've waited until the new year, then you either don't really want to change or you don't need to change. So don't stop doing or eating the things you love because you believe you need to loose weight or become 'sensible', remember everything in moderation is the way to live! So if you fancy a biscuit, like you do at Christmas, eat a dam biscuit 
6. Everyone loves Christmas songs and if you don't then you are truly in denial. Every time a festive song comes on admit you start tapping your foot and you know more words than you would like to admit as well as it always putting a smile on your face. So make a silly, happy playlist with either old school classics or my personal favourite, Disney that will always put a smile on your face
7. Christmas is the season of good will but, don't just limit it to then. Spend your year trying to put a smile on people's faces and giving to those less fortunate than yourself, it'll make you happy as well as others!

So I hope you had a Merry Christmas and can attempt to keep the festive spirit alive all year round 

Peace out my lovelies xxx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Time

Guys, I don’t know if you’ve noticed but, ITS NEARLY CHRISTMAS and I’m so excited! Christmas is one of my favourite times of year because I get to spend a stack of time with my family and it’s something that everyone gets excited about.

I love how this year the festive season seems to have exploded everywhere, crazy Christmas jumpers and hats have blasted onto the high street. It seems to be bigger and better this year and jumping at me from every direction! The build-up is perhaps even better than the day itself, listening to songs, putting up the decorations, dressing up, buying and wrapping presents; it is all contagious!

Christmas is a time for family and friends; it’s a time of celebration and joy- to get the whole family together, no matter what and to re-live traditions! Christmas is like celebrating someone’s birthday but, on an even bigger scale and I think this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

Every year, even at the grand old age of 17 I wake up at stupid o’clock in the morning for present opening. Even though I go to bed late on Christmas Eve after our annual celebration I think I will always wake up early on Christmas Day. It’s the day we have all been waiting for a month.  This week Christmas has seriously hit in my household (more or less due to me begging and pleading with my family). The Christmas decorations are up, I decorated the tree in my ever present logical and systematic way, I bought a Christmas Jumper, made a Christmas playlist and I bought nearly all my Christmas presents! The season of good will and pleasure has nearly arrived!

It’s the last week of school guys and girls, so get through this week and you can enjoy the Christmas break! I have to say I’ll be sad when it all comes to an end in under a week, when all the decorations have to come down and all the pretty lights are gone from the streets. It’ll mean we’ll be left with only the gloom of the British weather. But, no needs to panic guys, all good things have to come to an end but, we’ll have stacks to look forward to in 2014!

So, no matter what’s going on in your lives, try and enjoy Christmas, spread some precious cheer to the people you love and appreciate what you have!

Peace out my lovelies xxx 

Monday, 2 December 2013

5 Seconds of Summer

This week has been a good week. How often do you actually say that? Never right. There is always something that ruins your mood or the highlights of the week. But, this week I can truly say has been amazing.

The main reason for this was because I got to let out my inner fan girl seeing the beautiful boys that are 5 Seconds of Summer, on Wednesday at Koko, Camden. I’ve been waiting since July for this show and they did not disappoint! Now, if you don’t know who they are here is a little summary…

They are four teenagers from Sydney, Australia who started out by uploading videos on YouTube. Luke, Calum, Ashton and Michael then came to London to begin writing their album early this year and then got asked to support One Direction on the Take Me Home Tour, so have spent the year travelling the world and perfecting their stage performance while still writing their album. Now please bear in mind they are not a boy band like One Direction and are similar to All Time Low in their music, playing their own instruments and writing their own songs. But, defiantly have the personalities and beautiful faces that I have to admit One Direction do possess.

So these boys, are yet to officially realise any music in the UK (they’ve had an EP in Australia) but, have over 10 original songs which they have released on YouTube or in concert making it an amazing show. Koko was an awesome venue, with different levels, allowing you to choose where to stand and a beautiful d├ęcor. The crowd was also awesome, everyone truly wanted to be there, knowing every word, dancing like mad and behaving themselves, making an amazing atmosphere.  The fact, that no one has their songs on an album and this was their first own major show in the UK and that everyone knew the words, you could tell how 5sos couldn’t quite believe it, even though they all have over a million twitter followers.

And if their remarkable show wasn’t reason enough to make this week great, I got tickets on pre-sale to see them in April again- woop woop! So going to the show knowing I was going to see them again asap and when they might have hopefully released their album (I live in hope) was awesome. Then last but, defiantly not least I got You Me At Six tickets Friday morning, leading me to do a complex celebratory dance in the middle of Geography! You Me At Six and 5 Seconds of Summer are my favourite bands in the world and the night that they both announced tour dates literally ten minutes apart nearly pushed me over the edge in fan girl mode. Now if you haven’t already noticed live music is honestly one of my favourite things in the world, so to buy two concert tickets and go to a gig made it an unforgettable week. So now I am not only counting down the days to Christmas and The 1975 in January but, the rest of 2014 too!

Hope you all had as much fun, Peace out my lovelies xxx