Pre Uni List – Update!!!

In August last year, after finding out that I would not be going to University that year I created my Pre Uni List. This was list of different things I wanted to complete before heading off to University in September 2018.

I happy to saw that I have a conditional for Stirling Uni again!!! This time I only need one A and so far its looking like it will happen. But don’t panic I have an insurance choice of Queen Margaret University which I need a C so in one way or another I’ve definitely passed exams and should be leaving home in over 2 months!!

As it is almost a year since I made that list and D-Day (AKA results day August 7th!!!) is quickly approaching I thought I would give you an update. (However if you have been reading that post recently you will see that I have been crossing things off!!)

1) Learn to Drive

So far I have passed my theory, FIRST TIME WOOP WOOP, and my practical is booked however I’m keeping the date super secret. But if all goes to plan I will be able to drive before I leave to Uni.
2) Go see a comedian live.

I had this booked before making the list but I had never seen a comedian live!! So I went to see Daniel Sloss at the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen. It was a great experience and I think I’m actually going to see him again this year!!

3) Travel to Germany

Just over a week ago I returned from by 2 week interrailing trip to Germany. It was fantastic!! We visited Frankfurt, Munich, Berlin and Cologne which were all amazing.

I’m in the middle of editing a 168hrs that I filmed over our second week which will be released next week!!

4) Travel with friends

In April I went to London with my friend Kiera to see Hamilton: An American Musical which I loved so much. I would thoroughly recommend you listen to it and if you can go see it!! I sobbed through the majority of the second act.

Also I did a 168hrs Easter Edition which showed you what else I got up to in London. (Yes I do think I’m going a little 168hrs crazy!!)

5) Have a Harry Potter Movie Marathon

Sadly this has not happened yet however I have about 3 months of holidays!! Well I have no school so I’ll have a spare day to do that!!

6) Watch 10 classic films.

So far I have watched

  1. Goodfellas
  2. Fight Club
  3. Back To The Future
  4. The Breakfast Club
  5. West Side Story
  6. Titanic

I have quite a few in my Netflix list which I will get through! If you have any suggestions of classic films you think I definitely should watch then pop a little comment down below.

7) Do two new things that you would never think of doing before!!

Make a podcast!! Last year I didn’t even think about doing that and now I have one episode released and seven to go which is very exciting.

You can listen to it on Apple Podcast and Podcasts.com.

I’m not sure what the other one is but once again I still have three months.

8)Take part in the school talent show for the 3rd year and try to get 1st place. (I’ve been 3rd my first year of doing it and then I was 2nd the second time soooo…)

I did take part!!! Sadly I didn’t place but I’m now on my schools Facebook page!!! I sang Crazy by Gnarls Buckley which was a lot of fun and I actually wasn’t nervous this year.

(Sorry I can’t make it smaller for some reason!!!)

9) Make a film. (It can be a short film but still I need to get this brain going!!!)

At the end of last year I think I made a sketch which still needs quite a bit of editing but I think it’s quite good for a first attempt. So hopefully by September I will have released the finished thing!!

10) Continue writing on this blog.

Well here we are… still going strong!!! I am planning to keep carrying on in a fortnightly posting schedule after July so don’t worry there will be more posts, possibly more student aimed but there will be new content.

11) Go ice skating again.

Sadly I have not been ice skating again yet!! I have the summer holidays.

12) Make 5 new meals/food!

Okay so I have made

  1. Meatballs (from scratch and they were delicious)
  2. Quesadillas
  3. Turkey Burgers
  4. Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  5. Chicken Ramen

I’m going to try out a few other things just so I have a few favourites that I can easily cook when I leave home.

13) Learn to make cocktails.

I haven’t learnt how to make cocktails however I have found out that I really like peach schnapps and lemonade.

14) Complete majority of my Queens Guide award.

I am nearly there. By the end of August I will only have my Element 4 of Service in Guiding, Community Action section and my Exploration which is very exciting. I have over a year left to complete it and I think I’m gonna be able to do it!!

15) Go to Wellies and Wristbands.

This is actually part of my Queens Guide!! Yes I am going in August and I’m volunteering which means I get to help out in a certain area. I don’t know what area but my first choice was behind the scenes of the stages and working with some of the bands and guests.

I’ve also got some cool kit aswell so I have a jumper and a top. Also I’m not sure if there will be any other Scots so that will be interesting!!

16) Meet new people!

I met some really interesting people while in Germany but just quick chats in hostels. Hopefully at Wellies and Wristbands I meet some really cool people.

17) Continue to learn German.

Over the past year I have been helping out in the S3 German class, which is beginner level German. That has helped me to maintain the basics. I’ve also been using Duolingo to keep maintaining the slightly harder parts of the language.

So yes I have kept learning however I need to start practising on Duolingo everyday or atleast every two days.

18) Try 5 new foods.

I have tried:

Sauerkraut – I liked it but I couldn’t eat a lot of it

German Beer/Kolsch – I can drink beer but I prefer a cider or Peach Schnapps

Mayo – I have never tried mayo but have found that after a sleepover that its delicious with chips, nacho and of course on a burger bun alongside a lovely burger.

Currywurst – This was delicious!! I would definitely eat this again!! Possibly try to recreate it in Scotland.

I’m sure what else…

19) Get dip dyed hair.

Well I didn’t get my hair dip dyed but I got it bleached a little then got it purple all over with lighter streaks however from being in the sun the lighter streaks have faded to the ginger colour that is underneath now!!!

20) Dye your hair a natural colour.

In December (I think) I dyed my hair brown to give my hair a bit of a break from lots of different colours and to try to get it all one colour again.

It was extremely dark at the start but it faded a little into a nice colour.

21) Have a sleepover with all of your close friends.

I have been to three sleepovers since last August with my close friend group and I’m actually organising the next one. We are having a Be More Chill themed one for my friend Chloe’s birthday because she is obsessed with the musical Be More Chill. So I’m in the midst of planning!!

Also your never too old for a sleepover!!

22) Allow a friend to give you a makeover!

At a sleepover we did makeovers to each other!!! My friend did a really good job of mine!!

But I am terrible at taking selfies!!

23) Give someone a makeover.

I did my friend Rose’s make up however I have no photographic evidence!! Sorry.

24) Go on a date with someone!

This was a bit of a stupid one but no I have not went on a date!

25) Complete your adult leadership qualification in Guides.

A few weeks ago… Actually last week at my last night of Ranger Guides I was awarded my Adult Leadership Qualification! So I can now run a unit if I want!

26) Organise/ Go to atleast 2 more sleepovers for Guides/Senior Section.

I have helped organise a Harry Potter Themed weekend for the Guides which was as good as it sounds! That was actually part of my Queens Guide as I was Activity Coordinator and it was so much fun.

Also in February I went to a weekend away with the Ranger Guides to Aberdeen which you can see in my first ever 168hrs.

On top of that I have been to a Guide Sleepover aswell which was Moana themed!

27) Perform at an open mic night.

I have not completed this one.

28) Pass all of my exams.

I have completed the exams however I will not know my results until the 7th August so I will have to wait!!

29) Make another scrapbook!!

Now I need to print out some pictures but my second or maybe third scrapbook is about to be started.

30) Learn how to do 2 new hairstyles!

Okay I have learnt how to do this half up down look for prom which was actually very simple!!

And I have perfected the plaited leia buns or space buns whatever you wanna call them.


Overall I’m doing quite well however I still have a few months left and I will keep scoring off completed ones on the original post. I’ll probably be tweeting about it aswell.

Now I’m going to be posting every week during July as this is my last month of blogging that goes towards my Queens Guide and I’m needing a little challenge!

Also this week I released the first episode of my Podcast Books N Cake – The Podcast. This week Phoebe and I discussed Dodie Clarks book Secrets For The Mad which you can listen to on Apple Podcast or in this link!!!

Other that I will see you next week.

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How To – Pack

When this post is published I will be Germany, specifically Munich at that point but the bag that I packed in these pictures is my actual bag that I took on my adventure!!

So whenever you go on any trip you always need a bag – in this post I’m going to be focusing on how to pack a travel backpack however a lot of these tips will help with your usual packing needs!!

To start we are going to break it down into section.

  • Clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Technology and Other Bits and Bobs
  • Actual Packing The Bag

Clothes

Whenever your going anywhere cool you always need clothes. But one of the biggest faults on using too much space or not packing well is taking too many clothes.

Remember trousers can do for 2 or 3 outfits so if you have a 4 or 5 day trip then 2 trousers with a mixture of about 5 tops would allow you to mix and match over the course of your trip.

Also if its a longer trip take half the amount of tops to the days that you are going away for.

So I’m away for 15 days so I have packed:

  • 2 trousers
  • 2 shorts
  • 2 dresses
  • 6/7 tops

Dresses are also a great options because they are comfy and can be transformed from day to night. (If you need tips or inspiration on how to transform outfits from day to night go look at my How To Clothes post!!) Also if they are light dresses then they can be easily washed.

For washed clothes if you are travelling with a companion and end up collecting a bigger amount of dirty clothes then you would be just as well using a washing machines if they are available at the hostel your staying at. However if you just have a few things to clean then travel wash is a life saviour. Its a small tube of this gel – to use all you need is a small drop of it and you just scrub it into your clothes using either hot or cold water. (If your going to long camps this is necessity you may not use it but you might find you don’t want to be going into a city with a stinky uniform!!!)

Another thing to think of when packing for a long trip or even a very short trip the lighter the clothes the better. If you have any nice flowy tops that will easily squeeze into small spaces then take them – they will also dry really quickly.

Toiletries

After you have picked out a good few mix and match outfits then the next decisions are about toiletries. Do you need to take a full sized bottle of shampoo rather than faff around with little bottles? Personally I would say no. One you save space with the travel size which in turn allows you room to buy some souvenirs. Two you are taking what you are going to use which means you aren’t carrying a heavier bag than you need to.

In most supermarket you can get travel sized bottles which can be used over and over again. I’ve got two normal screw lid bottles and one small squeezy top for shower gel which again can be used again. If you are flying a good tip to make sure your conditioner doesn’t explode over your nice clean clothes then place a small bit of clingfilm over the opening which will create an airtight seal.

Another good tip is instead of taking a normal full sized towel – take a micro fibre travel towel. Which means you will have a full sized towel which will save on space and dries really quickly!!!

For shaving – conditioner is a good substitute to shaving cream and does actually work.

Also remember to take a pair of either nail scissor or clippers as they always come in handy aswell as cotton buds along with pain killers because they again are always useful.

Another handy piece to keep all of your toiletry needs in a hanging bag! I got one from my friend Phoenix for my Christmas and its means when you have to use the showers in hostels all you have to do is take your little bag and hang it up!!

Technology and Other Bits and Bobs

While travelling there always small little things that you never really think about until someone suggests it so here are mine.

Travel Adapters – something you always need to be able to recharge your technology while in another country so remember to take one or two.

Battery Pack – These are great if you have long journeys which means you can charge your phone or other things while on the move. If you are camping a solar charger would be a good idea because then you can charge your battery pack with the solar charger so when there isn’t sun you still have battery power.

Chargers – Always remember to take your charger cables, double check because its one of the final things to go in and can easily left out.

Flip flops – the cheaper the better, I got my lovely blue ones from Primark for 90p. Because some hostel showers are always the cleanest also it is better to pay 90p for flip flops rather than getting a foot infection!!!

Locks – Now this can either be your big padlocks so that you can use the lockers in the Hostels without having to pay more for a padlock. Also a little padlock for your case or backpack can be really handy aswell to make sure your bag is a bit more safe.

Pyjamas – I know this is actually clothing however I have forgotten to take pyjamas with me before so always remember!!!

Change – As in money, there is always times that you will need coins if this is for snacks or bus tickets so if you ever have change left over from your last trip save it and use it the next time.

Actual Packing The Bag

The bag I am using for this trip is a 60l+20l Mountain Warehouse Travel Backpack. It has a detachable day bag that can zip on and off. I’m also taking a little handbag but we are going to ignore that for this post.

I think everyone by now know the rolling tip which helps to pack more however if you combine the rolling technique with packing cubes you can get so much more!!!

You can usually get sets of them quite cheap but once again this was part of my Christmas present. But these are great I managed to pack all of my underwear and socks in the smallest cube.

This also means that all of your clothes are put into sections which means it is easier to find your clothes. On top of that if you do have to open your case or bag for any reason the whole of the train station or airport doesn’t see your dirty knickers!!!

Stages of packing

  1. Lay out your clothes to make sure you have everything you need and double check.
  2. Pack into cubes.
  3. Place cubes into bag first
  4. Then if you have any jackets or jumpers that can be easily squished into different shapes then pop them into the extra space left by the cubes.
  5. Use the different pockets to put all of your cables so they are all in one place.

Finally before you leave remember to print out all of your confirmations and tickets – I would recommend keeping them together in a polypocket or a little plastic folder.

The voila you are ready for your trip.


I hope you enjoyed this blog post while you read I will be in Berlin or Cologne!! If you would like to keep up for any updates or any news then go and follow me on twitter.

I’m trying to take more pictures so you can check them out on the official Books N Cake Instagram.

Apart from that it is 2 weeks until my podcast goes live so keep your eyes out but other than that I will see you in 2 weeks!!!!

 

 

 

I’M BACK!!!!

After a month break I thought I would give you a bit of an update.

So May was a month of exams and busyness all in all. I managed to survive my exams especially Advanced Higher History which unluckily landed on my birthday. Thankfully my Disseration essay question came up so I managed to word vomit everything I know about women’s role in sustaining the war effort during the American Civil War (so if you need any random knowledge about that I’m your gal!!). My other exams went quite smoothly.

Outwith school I joined my local gym and have become obsessed with watching episodes of The Originals while on the treadmill. I would also recommend watching Girlboss while working out because of the killer soundtrack and it’s funny so it makes you feel good and is a good distraction.

Smaller news I bought some amazing stripped trousers which are extremely comfy but I’m still finding a few things to style them with!!!

I also went to a very belated 18th Birthday sleepover (mini shoutout to Donna and Diane!!) and found that I really like the taste of Peach Snappes and Lemonade.

Also I turned 18 myself and had a little party where I got my lovely friends to play classic party games including musical statues and musical chairs. This ended with the guests going home with party bags that included a dib dab, bubbles and party poppers. Following the party I went to the pub for the first time and had a very deep discussion about the American Civil War and many other things.

Finally, I caught up with Marvel films by watching a Marvel film each day for three days which ended up with me watching Avengers : Infinity Wars which I will not spoil but I am still not over. Which is not helped by my lovely friend Chloe sending me a lot of memes or pins from pinterest that open all of the very sore wounds that were created by this film. Also Chloe if you are reading this, I love you but you really really suck!!!!!

Also I got my hair dyed back to purple!!! Well it’s purple with reddishy pink strips in it. I actually had my hair slightly bleached so I was ginger for a while and I thought it didn’t look too bad so maybe ginger/orange hair is somewhere in my future. But after 5 hours in a hairdresser my hair is now all lovely and bright.  I am also counting this as part of my Pre Uni List which I am going to do an update post soon.

Now what else.

I passed my Driving Theory first time which I was extremely surprised and I don’t think I have been that nervous in quite a number of years. So I am very glad that is over and hopefully during July I will be doing my test which will mean I can officially drive.

*iNSERT INTERNAL SCREAMING* (Slight edit – I got an email last night with a date for my driving test however I have not told anyone but I have enough time to practise!!)

On top of this, I have officially left school. Well I need to fill in a leavers form but I am delaying that for a specific secret reason. But in 3 days I will be leaving my small home town for a two week adventure in Germany which I have been waiting for about a year for. So you will have the fortnightly post but it will be scheduled. However if you go and follow me on the official Books N Cake Instagram you may see some pretty photos of my Deutschland Urlaub. Also two days ago I got my Girlguiding Adult Leadership Qualification verified so I am officially an Adult Leader!!!! Strange I know!!

Other than that I have busying myself with tiding my room, editing Podcast episodes and trying to read all of the books for the Podcast which is coming up in about 5 weeks!!! You can find the podcast on Podcast.com and Apple podcast. I will be tweeting excessively when the episodes are being released so for all podcast and blogging updates go follow my twitter.

Other than that I will see you in two weeks with a new travel themed post!!!

 

168hrs – Easter Edition

Over the second week of the Easter holidays I filmed what I was up to. I knew I was going to be in London for 3 days and was possibly recording a podcast so it was all systems go for a few days. While in London I saw Hamilton : An American Musical after about a year of waiting as well as The Play That Goes Wrong. I hope you enjoy.

If you would like to see my previous 168hrs: A Long Weekend then click here.

I’m working on a podcast at the moment so if you would like to know more about that I did a full blog post explaining everything. Also if you would like to see any sneak peeks, updates or exclusive bits and bobs then go follow me on twitter!!!


To inform you all – I will be having a break from blogging over the month of May. I have my final ever academy exams and I really need to focus on them rather than mucking around with blog posts. Also I think I need a break in order to get some more ideas without getting too stressed.

I will be doing little updates on my twitter and if I feel like it there may be a chatty post on my birthday (I’m going to be 18 OMG!!!) so keep your eyes out for new posts!!

So I will see you in a month!!!

Books ‘N’ Cakes – The Podcast!

If you follow me on twitter this will no surprise to you as I have been tweeting about this idea for a few months now and guess what… It is happening!!!

For those who are out of the loop and are probably confused at this moment (but if you haven’t guessed from the title) I am making a podcast series!!!!

(Wow, so amazing, that’s great, what’s it about, when is it being published, where do we find it)

Now to cover all of the little nitty gritty bits and bobs about the podcast I thought I would do a little post explaining what is happening and basically to start the hype of this podcast.

The series will compose of 8 episodes and in each episode one of my lovely friends will be my special guest. Each episode will be released over the duration of July and August of this year. The weekly episodes will include a different guest and a different book of the week each episode with a new genre.

With my guest I will be discussing their favourite book alongside their favourite scene, line and character from that episode’s book of the week.

To explain the cake part – each episode while we are discussing all of the books we will be snacking on delicious cake that you can make at home following the same recipe which will be published along with some of the podcasts.

The first episode will be released on 6th July 2018 with each episode the following week. You can find the podcast on Apple Podcast and Podcasts.com. (I will be popping links on twitter and other social medias whenever Podcasts are launched!!)

If you would like to read the books to join in with the discussions on the days of release then see the books below:

6th July 2018 ~ Secret For The Mad – Dodie Clark

13th July 2018 ~ The Potion Diaries – Amy Alward

20th July 2018 ~ Scott Pilgrim: Volume 1: Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life –  Bryan Lee O’Malley

27th July 2018 ~ If I Stay – Gayle Forman

3rd August 2018 ~ Stealing Snow – Danielle Paige

10th August 2018 ~ It Only Happens In The Movies – Holly Bourne

17th August 2018 ~ Moriarty – Anthony Horowitz

24th August 2018 ~ Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

I am super excited for this, I have two episodes recorded so far and I am working my way through the books. So I hope you are excited as I am.

For updates on anything podcast bits and bobs why not go and follow me on twitter.


(Sorry for this being late – it has been my easter holidays and I have been laying around, reading then realising how long my to do list is.)

However the 168hrs : Easter Edition is in the process of being filmed. Just a heads up I am going to be taking a break over the month of May as I have exams and I just need one less form of procrastination!!!!

So I will see you in two weeks however if you would like to see what things I have completed on my Pre Uni List then click here!!!!

168hrs – A Long Weekend

I was watching some Lucy Moon’s Youtube videos and I rewatched some of her 168hrs which are very pretty looking vlogs that are over a week as 168hrs is 7 days. So inspired by her videos I thought I would do my own version.

This was filmed over the mid-term break in February which we call the long weekend and due to the fact that I had a lot planned over this weekend I thought this was the perfect week to film.

So enjoy!!!


If you would to like to watch one of Lucy Moon’s 168hrs here is the most recent one:

If you like the format of having a video in every few posts then please let me know in the comments below.

Also i have been off school for three days now and at the moment this post goes live I will be sledging with two friends on the massive hill in my town!!! So I hope you are all enjoying the snow too if not and you want some reading material my post before this is here – click here to read.

Apart from that, I will see you in two weeks.

Music Tag

I am a big music lover however I don’t ever talk about music on here. So I found this tag on The Artful Author and give a go!!!

A song you like with a colour in the title: Golden Days – Panic At The Disco

A song that reminds you of summertime: For Him – Troye Sivan

A song that reminds you of someone you would rather forget about: When Will My Life Begin – Tangled

A song that needs to be played LOUD: Kill em with Kindness – Selena Gomez

A song that makes you want to dance: Don’t Kill My Vibe – Sigrid

A song to drive to: Work This Body – Walk The Moon

A song about drugs or alcohol: 20 Dollar Nose Bleeds – Fall Out Boy (with Brendan Urie!) This song is amazing!!!!

A song that makes you happy: Mr Blue Sky – Electric Light Orchestra (Magic roundabout, that makes everyone happy!)

A song that makes you sad: Who Lives, Who dies, Who tells our Story – Hamilton (Listen to it in the dark through headphones… You will sob…. alot!!)

A song that you never get tired of: Reach – S Club 7

A song that you like with a number in the title: 1996 – The Wombats

A song from your preteen years:  Ego – The Saturdays

One of your favourite 80’s songs:  Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

A song that you would love played at your wedding:  Bet On It – High School Musical

A song that is a cover by another artist: Don’t Stop Me Now – McFly

One of your favourite classical songs: Clare De Lune – Claude Debussy

A song that would sing a duet with on karaoke:  Gotta Go My Own Way – High School Musical 2

A song from the year that you were born: All The Small Things – Blink 182

A song that makes you think about life: I lived – One Republic

A song that has many meanings to you: Ease – Troye Sivan

A favourite song with a person’s name in the title: Grace Kelly – Mika

A song that moves you forward: Gonna Get Over You – Sara Bareilles

A song that you think everybody should listen to:  What a Feeling – One Direction (The harmonies are really pretty!!)

A song by a band you wish were still together:  Warzone – The Wanted

A song by an artist no longer living: Man in the Mirror – Michael Jackson

A song that makes you want to fall in love: Can I Have This Dance – High School Musical 3

A song that breaks your heart: Burn – Hamilton

A song by an artist with a voice that you love: I Can’t Be Mad – Nathan Sykes (I love, love, love his solo album!!!!)

A song that you remember from your childhood:  Thunderbird Are Go – Busted

A song that reminds you of yourself:  This is Me – Camp Rock


Wow, that’s alot of songs!!

Anyone reading this I challenge you to do this tag because it is alot of fun and let’s you scroll through your music.

I hope you enjoyed the tag. If you missed my Star Wars: The Last Jedi review then click here.

Also I have completed quite a few bits off of my Pre Uni List.

Over the next week there may be some sneak peeks for the next blog post on my twitter so go and follow me!!I will see you in two weeks with a different post!!!

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Review

After this film being out for over a month, I have finally watched STARS WARS:THE LAST JEDI!!!! I avoided all of the spoilers, even though I was close to having something spoilies from my S3 German class that I help in, but do not panic!!!

However before I begin my review/gush on this lovely film I will say once and only once. There will be spoilers and if you haven’t watched any of the star wars before, firstly why and secondly go watch the originals and then the new ones!!!! Go for it, you won’t regret it.

So, now all the non spoiler people have left, I will begin. First of all, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I enjoyed Force Awakens which you can read my review from last year! I am usually one for spoiling things for myself, such as Amazing Spider Man 2 I knew Gwen Stacy died at the end but I still cried my eyes out!!

It starts off with a fight seen which is always great!!! But you have two stories running along side each other and it does split into more!!!

So one story is the resistance trying to survive with the First Order approaching, literally. Then you have Rey meeting Luke Skywalker (Go Mark Hamill!!) and is trying to convince him to come and join the resistance but ends up being trained by Luke. On top of this you have the Kylo Ren or Ben Solo is tackling the good and bad or the Jedi and Dark Side in with him.

Instead of completely gushing I’m just going to go through some of my favourite bits!!!!

First of all I thought the Bomber scene was incredible, it showed that loss was a huge part of being the resistance and the fact they linked it with the sister later on was so good!!!

I thought it had a slight world war type feeling to it and the fact that even one small flame would blow up the bombers completely showed the risk and courage that the bomber pilots had to think about before choosing to pilot them.

The part before when Poe pretends not to be able hear General is quite funny and just shows Poe’s personality completely!!!

Through the fight, I thought the part when Kylo Ren is away to shoot the window of the Rebel ship and kill his mum was beautifully done. It was as if they could feel each other and were connected by the force, this was the intro of Kylo Ren’s self struggle which was actually brought on from killing his dad/Han Solo. The fact that he couldn’t push the button showed that their was still some good in him.

Another part I just thought was epic was when Leia used the force to pull herself back into the ship!! Damn she is a bad-ass lady!!!!

Now onto Luke and Rey. We get to see Luke’s daily routine which is quite funny, I liked when he went over onto the ledge using the massive stick and Rey was so worried but Luke just gave a look like “I’ve done this hundreds of times, also Imma Jedi”

I like that Luke has taken on a Obi Wan inspired outfit which gives a little nod to the original films.

The first time Rey and Kylo Ren link, I was a bit weirded out and wasn’t sure what was happening. But I thought it was interesting that they could openly talk about things and it was strange that they could connect in that way.

Also Rey and Kylo Ren’s relationship all together!!! I love it but I kind hope they don’t fall in love because I think that would be slightly cringy…. I don’t know why.

Then finally we get what we waited for….. Luke to train Rey!!!!! But then she goes towards the dark side bitty. However we find out that the island is the home of Jedism and has the cool Jedi tree that protects the original Jedi text. Which is pretty cool!!!!

Also the puffin things that have massive eyes and were crying when Chewbacca was going to eat one of them!!! This bit was cute!!

I also loved this shot.

The composition is beautiful and it just looks epic in general.

Also when Luke goes onto the Millennium Falcon for the first time in the film, it’s as if the realisation that he needs to come back to reality. It would also be bringing all of the memories back, bad and good.

The story line of how Kylo Ren was really created was interesting. Every new telling uncovered something else and it turns that because Luke saw the darkness inside Ben Solo and because he has seen what happens when something so powerful is trained and allowed to harness those abilities that the idea of a new Darth Vader terrified him. It also shows that even though he is a Jedi Master, he isn’t perfect and even those who are older and are supposedly wiser aren’t always right.

We are now going to have a small moment of appreciation for the epic fight scene after Kylo Ren kills the Supreme Leader. Firstly of all, I thought that this was going to be the big turning point for Kylo Ren going back to being Ben Solo because he killed the Supreme Leader as he didn’t want to kill Rey who had shared this connection which turned out to be created by the Supreme Leader!!! Damn!!!

Secondly the fight scene between Kylo Ren and Rey against the Supreme Leader soldiers was just epic!!! The choregraphy was beautifully done and flowed really nicely. I liked that there were certain parts that were slowed down slightly to give more impact. Also this bit!!!

And now I will give you the fight scene with footloose in the background!!!

I was disappointed that after the fight scene that Kylo Ren was all like “Join me, Rey, and we can rule the galaxy together and make all of those people pay!!” *insert evil laugh here* however when I’m thinking about it is kind of similar to Padme and Anakin when Anakin was all like “join the dark side with me” *insert angry face here*

Now it is Yoda appreciation time. I love Yoda he is one of my favourite characters from the original trilogy and his fight scene against Count Dooku.

(Also when I remember) KYLO REN DESTROYED HIS STUPID MASK!!!!! Bye bye mask!

Now onto the final epic fight!!!!

We had guns, we had leia, we had luke skywalker and old ships, old bunkers, no hope, salt planet thing, AT-AT Walkers (which is classic star wars) and we had epic heroes.

I thought it looked really cool when they used the old planes to go straight at them. Also the colour contrast is really pretty and pleasing to eyes!!

Like many of the Rebellion’s missions, rescue or escape, they usually end of failing!!! Which results in a lot of explosions!!

Also the millennium Falcon is once again used in an epic fighting scene.

Once again Kylo Ren has a hissy fit with his new power and shoots alot of guns at Luke Skywalker. HE SHOWED UP!!!!!! WOOP WOOP!!

Then Kylo Ren goes and faces his uncle off.

Also this compositions is really pretty because you have Luke Skywalker in the light part showing the Jedism!!! Then Kylo Ren in the darker part showing that his Dark side is prevailing.

Now when you watch this film, while Kylo Ren and Luke are fighting keep an eye on Luke’s feet because as you saw earlier on the ground turns red if any contact is made to it. However Luke is leaving no mark. Originally I thought he was using the force to never really touch the ground. But it turns out he wasn’t really there!!! Just like the Supreme Leader had projected the link between Kylo Ren and Rey, Luke is making every see him there even though he is still chilling on the island. Now because Luke is an old man and used all of his energy to help the resistance escape he ends of dying but it is done so beautifully.

I loved this film, I really need to watch another few times to truly appreciate it but it is beautifully done, the cinematography is brilliant, the story line is complex but at the same time simple. It just makes feel good inside. Plus I am super excited to see what they will do in the final part of this Sequel Trilogy because to be honest I have no clue where they are going.  But I am hoping it’s good!!


I hope enjoyed my review. If you missed last weeks post then you can read it here!

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Other than that, I will see you in a fortnight!!

Make Up Through The Years

This is a blog post with a bit of twist!! If you follow me on twitter then you already know the twist but I have made a video!!!!! Which you can watch below.

Inspired by Dodie Clark’s video ‘Dodie Through the Years’ I thought that it would be fun. Also it is something different. So enjoy!!!

 

 


I hope you enjoyed this different format of post, if you like it then please tell me what you think in the comments. I am going to be trying to do a few different blog posts as in different topics or formats so you have that to look forward to.

Also, there is alot of new followers that have been popping up over the past week, so hello new people, I hope you are enjoying my blog!!!

If you would like to see like snippets of what I am getting up to them go follow my twitter here!! I promise I have minimised the gifs.

If you would like to read my post before this which is my 100 Questions Tag then click here!

On top of that, I have been working away at trying to complete my Pre Uni List and I have been able to score off a few.

100 Questions Tag

2018 has arrived and I have to say it is feels very strange. I am going to be 18 this year!!! I’m going to university and I’m plodding through my last few months of Secondary School!!! So I thought we would start this year with a little tag.

I found this lovely tag on Brooke Jade’s blog and I thought it would be a great way for you readers to get to know  bit more!!! Enjoy

1. what’s your favourite season?

Autumn, or fall for Americans. I like the fact that you can wear dark colours and it’s the beginning of wearing jumpers and cosy socks!!

2. grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.

“essence of Germany’s south, a place” from my brand new Lonely planet guide to Germany!!

3. who was the last person you texted?

My mum!! It was asking if she could come and pick me up from my friends!!

4. before you started this survey, what were you doing?

I was listening to the Greatest Showman’s soundtrack while playing solitaire!!! What an exciting life I lead!

Image result for the greatest showman

5.what is the last thing you watched on TV?

Doctor Who Christmas episode!! Or an episode of the crown???

6.without looking, guess what time it is.

5.15pm?

7. now look at the clock–what time is it?

4.36pm… Wow earlier than I thought!!

8. with the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

Up from the film Sing street. I listen to a lot of music!!

10. do you like fish?

Not really, but I live beside the sea!!! I do like Cullen skink which is a soup with fish in it but on it’s own. No I don’t. I’m always afraid of swallowing/choking on a bone.

11. Mac or PC?

PC! I don’t have money for a mac.

12.do you remember your dreams?

Sometimes, when I wake up I remember them but a few hours later I don’t. Very strange.

13. when did you last laugh?

ummmm… Christmas Eve… I was asking if any else has seen that weird singing guy. Watch the video below!! If you go to 40 seconds into the video!!! That bit made me laugh!!!!

14. do you remember why/what at?

Well, watch the video it’s weird and my friend and I were trying to do it!!!

15. have you ever been to Canada?
 No, I have not.
16. shoes, socks, or bare feet?
 I don’t know what context but socks. I love socks!!! Especially patterned ones!
17.do you wear perfume?
Yes, I think it’s a Hollister one. It was 4 for £16 when I went in with friends so we bought them together!!!!
18. what is the last film you saw?
Sing Street…. I rewatched because it’s such a heart warming film.
19. if you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
New Zealand… It is a really interesting country and I am fascinated by the haka!!
20. if you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A plane ticket to try across the whole world!!!
22. what’s your favourite band?
It changes a lot but I’ve listened to McFly since I was 5 so McFly!
23.have you ever had to have surgery?
No!! Never broken or sprained anything either.
24. do you enjoy school?
Sometimes, I like history.
25. what do you think of these questions so far?
Slightly random but are making me think!!!
26.are you a righty or a lefty?
Righty!!
27. who made the last incoming call on your phone?
My dad!!
28. what is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
 Spotify?
29. last time you swam in a pool?
I have no idea!!!!
30. type of music you dislike most?
Dubstep. IT’S JUST NOISE!!!!
31. are you listening to music right now
Yes!!! Kill em with Kindness – Selena Gomez!!!
32. what’s your favourite colour?
Purple
33. is there anything you’re disappointed about?
Doctor Who – Season 9
34. what was the last thing you bought?
A second hand copy of Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy by Karen Abbott. It’s for my history dissertation!!
35. sun or rain?
Sun!!
36. would you rather go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Sky Diving!!!
37. what’s your zodiac sign?
Taurus
38. what’s your hair colour?
Brown…. with hints of purply brown!!!
39.what quote do you live by?
I don’t know….. I’ve looked through my saved quotes on Goodreads but most of them are funny mortal instruments quotes.
This is a last minute addition after answering question 63. “Comfort is Key!” is my quote don’t know who says it but I love being comfy so I say it a lot!!!
40. what’s your favourite zoo animal?
 Red Panda!!! Their very cute!!
41. do you have any pets?
 No, I’ve never had a pet. (Expect my brother!!!)
42. what colour are your eyes?
Blue. But they have a dark rim so they look similar to the eyes in The Host.
43.do you wear any kind of jewellery 24/7?
I’m not really a jewellery person. When I was at Roverway I wore about 6 wristbands on one arm!!!
44. do you turn the water off when you brush your teeth?
I had to think about it but yes.
45. do you know how to change your car’s oil?
Nope.
 46. do you have any phobias?
I don’t think so.
47. what’s your lucky number?
16…. I think…. It’s my date of birth…
48. have you ever eaten a crayon?
No?
49. can you solve a rubix cube?
I’m not that smart!!! I have no patience for that!!
50. what are you listening to right now?
Selena Gomez – Kill em with Kindness again!!! It’s a playlist!!
51. Do you like unicorns? 
Of course!!
52. do you wear the hood on hoodies?
At guide camps and when I’m really cold, yes.
53. is the glass half empty or half full?
Half empty. I’m a pessimist!!!!
54. what’s the farthest away place you’ve been?
Indiana, America, I think because Ohio is beside it but it’s closer to the Atlantic…
55.do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No, I’m lazy and that has led to ruining the insides of some of my shoes.
56. what’s your favourite radio station?
Radio One or Northsound which is a Scottish radio but they play constant music at night!
 57. are you allergic to anything?
I might be slightly allergic to my make up remover because my eyes tingle everytime I use it.  But I think my eyes are just sensitive.
58. were you named after anyone?
No.
59. do you wear glasses/contacts?
No, I can see!!!!
 60. have you ever walked out of a movie theatre before the film was over?
I couldn’t ever do that.
61. what’s your least favourite school subject?
At the moment, Higher Business but overall is Higher Maths. WHY IS IT SO BORING AND DIFFICULT!!
62. put your iTunes library on shuffle. what song comes up?
 Okay, I don’t have iTunes so I’m going to do my Spotify. 5 years time by Noah and the Whale!!
 63. do you wear jeans or sweatpants more?
Sweatpants… Comfort is Key… wait that’s my quote…. *goes back to question 39*
64. where in the world would you like to travel?
Italy. I’d love to visit Pompeii and Rome and Venice.
65. are you travelling anywhere soon?
I’m going to London in April and Germany in June!!! I am very excited!!!
66. have you ever built an igloo?
 Sadly not.
67. best thing at Starbucks?
(I read it as starbursts to begin with) At Christmas they do a toffee or fudge hot chocolate which is delicious!!
68. do you like watching scary movies?
No. I’ve watch Woman in Black once and I couldn’t sleep without being freaked out that she was looming over me.
69. what’s the best thing about school?
ROAST DAY!!!!! And seeing my friends. WHILE EATING ROAST DINNER ON ROAST DAY!!!
70. what were you doing at midnight last night?
Finishing watching an episode of Gilmore Girls while drinking fruity cider.
71. what’s under your bed?
Lots of boxes with stuff that was hung on my wall as they were taken down when we started decorating my room but they are still in those boxes!!
 72. how do you really feel about what you’re doing right now?
Fine…
73. think fast, what do you like right now?
Nap….
74.are you sarcastic?
Never!!!
75. what time do you get up?
At the moment when I wake up…. School days – 7am…
76. what was the name of your first pet?
Never had pets.
77. what color are your sheets?
White but I convinced myself that they were black for some reason. This is the bottom sheet we are talking about right??
78. how are you feeling right now?
Slightly tired, kinda want some food but I don’t know what I want… Maybe starburst but we don’t have any.
79.what was your favourite food as a child?
Macaroni Cheese or those crispy pancakes!!! THE CHEESE ONES WERE THE BEST ONES.
 
81. can you whistle? 
 Yes!!
82. do you drink soda?
Sometimes but I try to drink water.
83. have you read the harry potter series?
 I have half way through Deathly Hallows!!!
84. can you drive a stick shift?
I’m learning!!!!!! But so far yes!!!
85. what’s your favourite candle scent?
I don’t know…. Fruity!!
86. have your pants ever fallen down in public?
Not that I’m aware of?
87. do you sing in the shower?
I used to but then I realised that you could hear me if you walked down this little road at the back of my house so I just do my deep thinking in the shower now!!
88. can you speak another language?
JA, Ich spreche zwei Sprachen. Mein erst Sprache ist Englisch!! I apologies if that is wrong but I have a higher qualification in German but I’m not the best at speaking German!!
89. can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows?
Yes…

90. dogs or cats?

Dogs… Their more lovely!!!

 91. do you make wishes at 11:11?

No??

92. what’s your favourite type of chap-stick?

GRAPE FANTA!!!

93. which came first–the chicken or the egg?

The egg…. to make the first chicken!!

94. what are you reading now?

The rest of us live here by Patrick Ness.

 95. can you touch your nose with your tongue?

No and I’m not going to try.

96. can you walk in heels?

Yes and I impressed some first years by slightly running in heels!!!!

97. how many rings before you answer the phone?

I don’t know. My phone is usually on silent!!

98. any new and exciting things you’d like to share?

I got a conditional for Queen Margaret University for a Theatre and Film course and all I have to do is pass one Higher with a C or above. Soooo, I’M GOING TO UNIVERSITY THIS YEAR WOOOO

99. what is most important in life?

My friends and family.

100. what inspires you?

The Queen…..


First post of the YEAR!!! WOOP WOOP!!! If you missed my overview of my 2017 and my 2018 goals then you can read about them here!!!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you the best for 2018!!! There is going to be a lot of exciting posts this year so keep your eyes peeled!

How to – Wrap Presents

Christmas is coming upon us and if there is one thing that you need to know how to do is wrap presents. I know the majority of you lovely readers will be thinking “Come on I know how to wrap a present I’m not an idiot” well there is a difference between just wrapping a present and properly wrapping a present.

Let me tell you, the last thing I want to be doing on Christmas morning is spending 10 to 15 minutes trying to peel of all of the countless bits of cellotape which has covered all of the wrapping paper.

So we are going to break this up into a few section.

Part 1 – Basic Wrapping

Part 2 – Decorations

Let us begin.

Part 1 – Basic Wrapping

Things you will need

  • Cellotape
  • Scissors
  • Wrapping paper or tissue paper
  • A present that is square or rectangular
  • An edge of a table or somewhere that you can put your bits of cellotape after cutting them

Step 1

Roll out your wrapping paper and/or tissue paper and place your present on it to see how much paper you will need. (This basically helps you to reduce wastage.) 

Once you have figured out a size that would cover the present then cut the wrapping paper and place the rest of roll at the side.

Step 2

On your edge or cellotape area cut 3 reasonable size bits of cellotape. (You will only need 3 if you need more its because it’s a strange shape but always go for 3 first then you can add more.)

Step 3

Place your present onto the wrapping paper and fold up both ends of the paper over the present so that the present is completely covered.

You are now going to use one piece of your pre cut cellotape to secure the paper in place.

Step 4

For your sides what you are going to do is flatten it a little and push the paper so its right beside the gift.

You then fold one corner in so that you have folded a little triangle. Now do it on the other side.

Ta da you now have a present that is wrapped beautifully.

Part Two – Decorations

Things you will need

  • Ribbon/coloured string
  • Bows
  • A wrapped present
  • Scissors
  • Tags

Step One

Cut a piece of string to wrap around your gift.

Step Two

Wrap the string around the top of the present and tie a know at the back.

Turn the present around and then tie a bow.

Finish of with a stick on bow and voila you now have a present that is wrapped and decorated.


There we have it, not only can you now wrap a present with only three bits of cellotape but you can also decorate a present to make it look extra beautiful.

This is the second How To post I have done if you would like to read my first post, How To – Clothes then click the link.

If you would like to get into the Christmas spirit even more then last year I completed the Christmas Tag which you can read here.

If you enjoyed the addition of some DIY videos to go along with the post then please give the post a like and a little comment below.

Also what else would you like to learn how to do??? If you have any suggestions please comment below.

Happiness Is….. Tag

I spent a little while searching the internet trying to find an interest tag and I stumbled across this one. This is quite funny because at the moment life is slowly getting busier and busier which means that I have a smaller amount of time to make sure that I am happy and content. So I thought that this would be a nice little mental exercise to try and remember the little things that can bring you happiness.

So here we go.

What do you enjoy doing while being alone?

Recently I have started to watch those try not to laugh challenges on youtube not to challenge myself but just to have a giggle. This started because in the tattie holidays I was up late watching videos and found one then my addiction grew!!!

I have cry laughed at quite a few.

What do you enjoy doing with other people (family, friends, significant other)

With my friends I really enjoy playing a card game called Monkey Slap. It is a great game which is originally for only two people however we (well Diane and Meaghan) came up with a way to play it with four people. This has been named Monkey Slap Extreme. But every time we play it, it’s just alot of fun and sometimes you do something silly or place a wrong card and we squabble about who placed their hand on the pile first and so on and so on.

If you would like to learn how to play Monkey Slap then please pop a comment below!!!

Small things that made you happy when you were a kid?

Sometimes when me and my brother came home from school (this is primary school and not secondary!!!) my mum would have hid chocolate coins or little chocolate santas all around the house and we would have to find them.

So my brother and I would run around the house like mad men and would find all of these chocolates then afterwards we would sit in the living room and munch away on our treat!!!

One thing that left you happy this week

This is a very small thing but season 6 of Teen Wolf was added to Netflix and when I watched one of the episode there was a really nice transition from one scene to the other. It was very satisfying to look at!!!

Also I’m on episode 7 now and it’s so good!!!!

A food that makes you happy (sweet or salty)

I sound really Scottish by saying this but a baked tattie with haggis and some bacon. But the tattie has to have crispy skin and have little bit of butter and salt in it.

It is so simply but it amazing comfort food. Also you can never beat a baked tattie!!!

List 3 things that make you really happy

My Cosy Blanket

About Time (The Film)

Hugs (Or bosies (it’s doric for a hug) 

Complete the phrase: happiness is…

Being content with what you have and not constantly searching for more and more things to try and make you happy!


Well, that went quite deep at the end but that is the Happiness is…. Tag.

First post after Blogtober if you did miss out on Blogtober then click here to go to the first post!!!

Also this is on time!!!! Woop woop!

The posts are going to become alot more Christmas themed so you have been warned!!

Top 10 Things To Watch On Netflix

Last year in December I ended up buying a Netflix gift voucher for my family (plus myself) and since setting up I have watched a number of great series and films. So I decided to share some of my favourites. Majority of these suggestions will be series because the majority of things I watch on Netflix are series however there are a few films that I would thoroughly recommend as they are Netflix original films.

  1. Anne with an E

This was a series I watched along with my mum and we both loved it. It is a retelling of Anne of Green Gables which has been made into a tv series twice before. The story follows an orphan called Anne who is adopted by an older lady and her brother to help look after the farm however they are accidently sent a girl when they wanted a boy. But they end up deciding to keep her and it follows Anne’s life while she is settling into this community. You meet the love interest Gilbert who is played by an actor is the same age as me.
The story is lovely and I have watched the series twice as I love Anne’s character and some of the episode are just brilliantly written.

2. I Zombie

I have to say this is slightly different to my usual watching habits however I watched the trailer and thought it looked quite good. So I Zombie is described as a zomromcomdram which basically meaning it’s a zombie romanic comedy however it also has drama in it. This series is about Liv Moore (Very ironic I know!!!)  who turned into a zombie after going to a boat party where people have been taking this certain type of drug that has a mutant virus in it. So she starts to work in a morgue so she can have access to brains as that it what keeps her more human however when she eats a brain she takes on the characteristics of that person and sometimes gets flashes of memories.

So as she works in a morgue she sees a lot of cases that are tricky to solve and as she can see some of the victim’s memories she convinces one of the detectives that she is psychic and ends up helping with cases. It is quite funny when she is acting like the victim as some of the characters she embodies are quite hilarious. My favourite one was when she ate a Frat boy’s brain and then suddenly started talking like a frat boy by using bro a lot and being able to play a lot of drinking games.

It does have some serious parts in it however all in all there is some create comic relief and it is really well balanced. Also you don’t have to concentrate too hard as it’s easy enough to follow.

3. Girlboss

If you have not seen my review of Girlboss already then where have been and also to read it just click here. I go a lot more indepth into each episode and breakdown a lot of my favourite parts but I will summarise.
The series is slightly based on real life about Sophia Armosa who started an ebay business in her small apartment in San Fransisco she ends up setting up her business called Nasty Gal and Girlboss is the story of that. The story line is great, the characters are brilliant and the music is absolutely fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend everyone watch it because it is an easy watch, it is funny, it is true to life and just shows that if you work your hardest and put all of your effort into something that you love and believe in then you can get anywhere in life.

4. Riverdale

You are probably sick and tired of everyone, everywhere talking about Riverdale. It is really good I really enjoyed. The first few episodes are slightly cringy with the sneaky relationship between Archie and Miss Honey or whatever her name is. But after all that was done it was really really good. I will not spoil anything but the twist at the end is brilliant.

So if you don’t know what Riverdale is about, it is set in an American town called Riverdale and the series start when Jason Blossom has gone missing no one knows where he has went and people have suspected he has just ran away. A few days later he is found lying at the side of the river having been shot in the head. The mystery of Jason Blossom’s murder opens up a lot of other mysteries and continues throughout the whole series. Unlike the other series I have recommended you do have to be quite aware of everything that is going on in each episode as they are packed full of different goings on. It is quite easily binge watched with a 3 or 4 episodes at a time and if you are wanting to be ready for season two is out now so you better catch up on season 1 quickly!!!

5. Teen Wolf

I was a bit late on the bandwagon for this one. But I had watched season 2 when it was shown on the freeview channel 5 star however I had watched all the clips available to me through youtube. Then I got netfix and watched all five seasons in a few weeks. I am desperately waiting for the 6th and final season to get put on Netflix.

Teen Wolf is about Scott Mccall who is a teenager who is turned into a werewolf when he gets bitten. The series follows Scott and his best friend Stiles through all of the different challenges and other mythical beings that they have to face. It has some quite serious parts and has made me cry on a few occasions however you find yourself laughing at some strange parts. There are quite a few good one liners aswell.

Now if there is any guys who are in the middle of questioning if you will like it or not because you think its cringy, my brother said that he wouldn’t like it and after watching through the first season in a night he found out he actually loved. So give it a go!!

6. The Crown

I love a good historic drama. This series is all about our Queen, Elizabeth II and about when she first became Queen after her father dies. It starts before her father’s death and follows her as she learns to be a Queen.

The cinematography in this series is beautiful and the actors are brilliant. I love Matt Smith from Doctor Who so seeing him in this intrigued me.

If you haven’t watched this yet then go quickly watch season 1 as season 2 is coming out in December 2017.

7. Gilmore Girls

This is a classic series that everyone needs to watch. When we first got netflix I started from the very beginning, very first season and watched in through in the entirety.

I used to watch episodes of Gilmore Girls with my mum after school because they were always on the tv at that time of the day so by watching them again it reminded of some nice memories of cosying up on the sofa with a hot chocolate while watching a few episodes of Gilmore Girls with my mum.

I absolutely love this series and I was slightly let down with the Life in a Year series that was released last year. What I love is that it is true to life with the ups and downs but at the same time Lorelei and Rory know that whatever happens they will have each other to lean on.

If you haven’t watched this program stop what you’re doing and atleast watch the first few episodes!!! You will fall in love with the characters and the little town called Stars Hollow. Also you will be screaming at the screen when Rory decides to choose the wrong guy!! (WHAT THE HELL RORY!!) But it is definitely a must watch.

8. Shadowhunters

I love this series. This series is based of the Mortal Instruments book series by Cassandra Clare (which I would highly recommend) It took me a while to get into it because I have read the books and the series is quite different from the books. Plus it has been many years since I read the books so there are some scenes that remind me of the book!

It is all about Clary Fray who finds out that she is a Shadowhunter which is basically someone is half human and half angel. She is then introduced to this hidden world which reveals that everything from childhood nightmares were real.

This is a great mystical series which has basically every single mythical creature you could think of and the cast is brilliant, the characters are amazing (my favourite is Simon) and the story has so many twists and turns that you are thrown into drama straight away.

9. Nativity

I know this is a Christmas film but I love it so much.  It is funny and just gets me in the mood for Christmas. Yes I know its still October but I have started my Christmas shopping and have bought a Christmas tshirt!!

In this British feel-good Christmas film, primary school teacher Paul Maddens (Martin Freeman) is given the biggest challenge of his life — staging the school’s musical version of the Nativity. As competition with the posh local school heats up, Paul idly raises the stakes to an insurmountable level, claiming that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer (Ashley Jenson), a Hollywood Producer, is coming to see his show with the intent to turn it into a film — massive dilemma, since they haven’t spoken in years! To make matters worse Paul’s newly appointed assistant (Mark Wootton) has taken strides in fuelling his “little white lie,” making matters a whole lot more complicated as Maddens finds himself in the midst of much unwanted attention. Squabbling parents and over-excited children will join forces in their bid for fame and fortune.

Also its been made into a musical!!!!!

I know it will be great but the film will always be my favourite!!!

10. Me Before You

Once again this is an adaptation of a book. Me Before You was written by Jojo Moyes and I loved the book so much.

A young woman (Emilia Clarke) taking care of a wheelchair bound man (Sam Claflin) who recently suffered an accident develops a strong connection with him.

The film (and the book) were funny but were serious when the story needed to be. It is a teary film so get the tissues ready however I really enjoyed this film. It is nice film to watch on a lazy afternoon with a cup of tea.


There we are, that is my top 10 thing to watch on Netfix obviously there are hundreds upon thousands of things to watch on Netflix. I haven’t all of them but these are my favourites so far!!!

If you have any other films or series on Netflix that you love then please comment down below!!!

This is my final Blogtober!!! Week 4!! We did it!! Also I only was late once!!!

If missed the other posts from Blogtober links are below.

Week 1 – Daniel Sloss Live

Week 2 – How To Clothes

Week 3 – I’m a Senior

If you would like to keep up to date with what I’m up to then click here to follow my twitter!!!

Well now we are back to a post every two weeks but I may do another challenge month!! If you have any suggestions then leave a comment below!!

 

 

How to – Clothes

Now I am no fashionista however I do know how to look slightly presentable…. with the help from my friends and usually my mum after I use my usual phrase of

“I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR”

As you can see from the photo above, I do have a selection of clothes to wear that ranges from Christmas jumpers to pretty dresses.

However if you are like me your wardrobe/clothes are split into different categories. I have my super comfy clothes, my nice enough clothes and my really nice clothes. These categories exclude my school, work and guide uniforms.

Now I don’t go out every single night partying and I don’t even go out every weekend but when I do I never know what to wear or how to use some of my everyday casual clothes with some of my nice clothes to create new outfits that would suit for any occasion.

So I spent an afternoon going through my wardrobe and picked out a few of my favourite pieces of clothing and with the help of my lovely friend Rose (who is super fashionable) we managed to create 6 outfits. 3 casual and 3 fancy (fancier!!).

Here they are:

ITEM 1 – Culottes Dungarees

Outfit 1

About a year ago I bought these culottes dungarees and even though I love them I find it quite difficult to style them.

 

I used a plain long sleeved top from Primark and tied a green plaid shirt (also from Primark) round my waist to add some colour.

For shoes I wore my black Doc Martens which made the whole look quite grungy.

Outfit 2 

To dress up my culottes, I replaced the long sleeve top with a red lace top which I wore over the top instead.

I replaced my DMs with some red platform heels from New Look.

Then to add a bit of sparkle I added a black sparkly choker necklace.

ITEM 2 – SUMMER DRESS

Outfit 1

When you’re away on holiday you want to be able to mould your outfits to fit into different times of the day.

So for the day look – I wore my denim jacket from New Look which I have added different pins badges on over my skater dress that I got at H&M in Champs Elysee. On my feet I wore little blue sneakers from new look.

And to add a little bit of jewellery, I wore a choker necklace from H&M.

 

Outfit 2

To glam it up – I replaced the jean jacket with a mustard blouse(new look) to add a mass of colour.

For shoes I added even more colour with my red heals.

 

Item 3 – Dark Green Trousers.

Outfit 1

First of all this is my favourite photo ^ and is now my twitter profile pic!!!

With the dark green trouser, I have worn my mustard sweatshirt from Next with my denim jacket over it to add some colour to the outfit. For shoes I have paired the outfit with my blue sneakers again.

Jewellery wise, I added my plain black choker necklace just to add a little extra.

Outfit 2

To make the trousers a little fancier, I replaced the sweatshirt with my mustard blouse that is quite loose but is slightly cropped aswell so it gives a nice shape.

I left the choker as it can be for fancy or casual and it makes my neck not look so bare.

For shoes I replaced the sneakers with my trusty Doc Martens again.


There are my outfits!! I had a lot of fun modelling for the photoshoot for this post. I have to thank my friend Rose for taken the pictures and for helping me put together the outfits!!

This is a new style of post that I have never done, however this is the start of a How To series I am starting. So once a month I will publish a new How To post with different topics for each post. If you have any topic or thing in particular that you would like me to do a How To post then leave a comment down below.

Also this is week 2 of Blogtober and I made it on time!!! If you would like to read my post from Blogtober week 1 which all about Daniel Sloss then click here!! 

Blogtober!

Here we are already. October. The month of Halloween, tattie holidays and the beginning of winter.

So what have I decided to do….

I have challenged myself to post a blog every week in October and the official name is BLOGTOBER!!!!

Very creative, I know!

I have some great post lined up and they will be posted on time every Friday in October. If you would like to keep up to date with some sneak peaks of posts or just to find out what I am getting up to them go follow my twitter -> HERE!

Also if you find that my challenge seems quite plausible then join me on my BLOGTOBER!

See you in October.


A few years ago I did a challenge slightly similar to Blogtober. This was Booktober, where I read a book every week and I kept all of you updated on here.

You can read those by clicking the links below.

Booktober TBR

Booktober Week 1

Booktober Week 2

Booktober Week 3

Booktober Wrap Up