10 Films That You Should Watch!

I have watched quite a lot of films but while I’m slowly working my way through the classics such as Godfather and Jaws, I still have my favourite films that I go back to watch again and again.

Just a heads up, there might be some spoilers so please don’t be mad!!! Also I don’t watch any horror films so if you are looking for horror suggestions then I’m sorry, I can’t watch them. (I watched Women in Black when I was 12 however I couldn’t sleep for over a week because I kept thinking I saw the women in black outside my window!!!)

So let’s get into it!

1) Hidden Figures

This fantastic film was released in early 2017 and I love it so much. It is based off the true story of the three incredible women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who were key people in helping NASA send the first American to space.

Katherine Johnson was a human computer who went through all of the math needed to figure how to send someone into space and helped to workout the math behind sending the first men to the moon.

Dorothy Vaughan was the first African American supervisor at NASA and was also a mathematician. She is most famous for becoming an expert in FORTRAN programming.

Mary Jackson became an engineer and was NASA’s first black female engineer.

Hidden Figures goes through the key parts of these women’s lives and it is brilliantly done. It shows the segregation and the amazing friendship between these women. The  music is written by Pharrell Williams and fits in with the film which in turn makes it flow beautifully.

Some of my favourite scenes are when they get slightly tipsy and start teaching Katherine how to dance.

When Mary Jackson goes to court and wins the right to go to the night classes at High School in order to become an engineer.

When one of the Astronauts went over and shook the hands of the African American computers who were pushed to the side.

And finally when Katherine exploded about having to walk half a mile to go to the toilet.

This film is beautifully done and I thoroughly recommend this to everyone, also it’s Women’s History Month so why not learn about some incredible women.

2) The Book Thief

Set in the rise of the Nazis in Germany, Liesel is fostered by an elderly couple (played by Emily Watson and Geoffrey Rush). To deal with her new surrounding she finds comfort in stealing books while her foster parents hide a Jewish in their basement.

This is a film adaptation of Markus Zusak’s book which I recommend to everyone and anyone. It is beautifully portrayed on the silver screen and keeps the main body and premise of the story without  it feeling like you are missing parts of the story line.

It is brilliantly edited and covers the growth of Nazism including the book burnings, Kristalnacht and the Hitler Youth. I love the characters because you see Liesel and her friend Rudy grow up together. I will warn you, this is a film you will need a box of tissues while watching it. There are a few parts that I have cried at every single time I have watched this film.

There are a few funny parts and the relationship between Liesel and Rudy is funny and makes you say awwww quite a few times.

I would thoroughly recommend everyone to watch this but be prepared to be completely punched in the gut. Multiple times… and sob. (I introduced this film to my friend Phoenix and we have watched it twice together, she was a complete mess by the end!! (sorry Phoenix!!!))

3) About Time

Imagine if all of the males in your family could time travel to moments in their life that have already happened. That’s exactly what Tim Lake and his dad can do but no one else knows. Tim decides to use this power to try and improve his life by getting a girlfriend. After meeting Mary, his life begins to change and is faced with the realisation that not everything can be fixed with time travel.

This is a good old romcom but it is not clique in anyway, there are a few awkward parts but they expand the characteristic of certain characters!!

The cast is filled will Bill Nighy, Rachel McAdams and Domnhall Gleeson who plays Tim. It is a funny film that has brilliant characters, the music is well selected and the story flows nicely.

Overall this is fast paced film but it quite funny seeing the different things that would happen if you changed one thing that you did in your past. Basically, just go watch it. This is one of my all time favourite films and I always recommend it to anyone who will listen.

4) What If

I already did a full review of this film which you can read if you wish.

This is another romcom (don’t judge, I love my romcoms!!) and stars Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter), Zoe Kazan and Adam Driver (Star Wars). Radcliffe plays Wallace, a medical school dropout who befriends Chantry (Zoe Kazan), an animator. It follows the story of them becoming friends while Wallace tries to prove that he can have a relationship with a girl without falling in love. However he begins to have feelings for her and has to try and hide them as she has a boyfriend.

It is funny and has some very random moments however there are some great one liners. Adam Driver is the funny roommate of Wallace and my favourite line of him is…

The film is brilliantly edited and has some animation to link to Chantry’s job which is beautifully done. It isn’t a soppy romance but I watched this with my brother and dad and both enjoyed this film!!

5) Wild Child

A complete classic that everyone in my age group probably has watched multiple times!!! (Also it has recently been added onto Netflix!)

Emma Roberts plays a Malibu teenager who is sent off to an English boarding school to try and improve her behaviour. She befriends her roommates who help her to get expelled so that she can go home to America however her plan turns on its heads when she falls in love with Freddie, the head teacher’s son, and decides that she may not really want to go home after all.

This film is funny and has a great selection of amazing actors in it. It is very quotable and shows the stark difference between Malibu life to boarding school life. The characters are funny, adorable and lovable. I think my favourite character is Kate, she is the leader of the little group and is such a kind hearted girl.

Also my favourite scene is the girls do their own version of the hakka!!!

If you have never watched this film, it is a great sleepover film and will get you giggling. But there may be a few tears at the end!!

6) The Host

Based off Stephanie Meyer’s novel, this is about a group of aliens that invaded earth in order to place their souls into the human bodies. When Melanie is captured by the souls her body is taking over by a soul called Wanderer. However Melanie begins to fight back and is able to communicate with Wanderer. Melanie tries to take back her body and ends up finding some of the other humans who are in hiding.

There are loads of ups and downs in this film but it is brilliantly done. The story line is fast paced which means you kind of go in guns blazing. It is quite an interesting concept overall.

Melanie/Wanderer is played by Saoirse Ronan who has in tonnes of recent films and over all is a very recognisable actress. (If you like her then you should watch Brooklyn (I didn’t include it in this list but you should still watch it))

There are a few funny bits in the film where Wanderer does something and you have the voice over of Melanie screaming at her for doing that. It also shows it from the human side of the attack and the aliens side which is quite interesting.

7) Pride

Pride is all about a group of gays and lesbians during the 80s who begin to raise funds to help a welsh mining village. This is based off a true story, which is brilliant!!! The story line is great and the film as a whole flows very nicely.

Even though it is based on real life, it is a comedy which makes it a very light hearted film and very easy to watch. The characters are all different in their own way and represent different groups of people during the 80s, it touches a little on the AIDs epidemic during the 80s and Margaret Thatcher is mentions a few times.

It is a colourful and funny film that has an amazing soundtrack with great songs from the 80s. There are a few bits that hit you in the gut and my eyes began to well up at a few parts.
The cast is also brilliant with a lot of familiar faces.

I have to say my favourite character is Steph, she is the first lesbian to join the group and has some great snarky lines. Plus I LOVE HER HAIR!!!

I have watched this film multiple times and it has just been added on Netflix so go and watch it!!!!

8) Brave

Now I’m going to bring my mega Scottish side out. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD FILM!!!!!

This is all about Merida (and yes when every I say Merida my accent strengthens!!!) who is a the daughter of the Scottish King Fergus (voiced by the amazing Billy Connolly, a beloved Scottish comedian). She has come to age that she is to be betrothed to a suitor who has to compete in a competition to win her hand in marriage. As Merida is a fiery Scots woman who is very adventurous and an expert archer she is not very pleased about this. After finding help in a witch she tries to change her mum’s mind but instead changes her mum in a different way.

I love this film for many reasons.

1 – The music is beautiful and makes me want to roam the highlands while singing oh flower of Scotland at the top of my lungs. Mumford and Sons did a wonderful job of it.

2 – There are hilarious lines and scenes, with some really funny conversations between Fergus and Merida.

3 – I love Merida. Enough said she is a badass Scots woman and I love her so much.

4 – It makes me feel very proud to be Scottish.

If you’re Scottish or not you watch this film it gives you a lovely fuzzy feeling inside and has a great lesson at the end.

9) Arthur Christmas

Yes, yes this is a Christmas film and it is the middle of March but still it’s a great film.

It is all about Santa’s youngest son, Arthur (James McAvoy), who works in the letters department of Santa’s workshop. During the Christmas delivery of the presents, one little girl’s present is misplaced and hasn’t been delivered. Arthur makes it his mission to try and deliver the gift with only 2 hours until the sun rises.

You may say this is a child’s film however it is funny and makes you giggle. It may be silly at some moments but if you are having a downer then watch this to make you feel better.

There are quite a few recognisable voices in this film, with James McAvoy (Arthur), Bill Nighy (GrandSanta) and Hugh Laurie as Steve.

My favourite scene is when they have to sing a bunch of lions to sleep. It makes me giggle every time.

10) The Secret Of Moonacre

This is quite a throwback as it was released in 2008, and was based of the book The Little White Horse.  Maria Merryweather moves in with her Uncle on his estate, known as Moonacre. She finds out that she is the last moon princess and has to break the curse that has been placed over the area before the 5000th moon rises where Moonacre will be covered by the sea forever.

I love this film.(Yes I am aware I have said that for every single film in this list but it’s true!!)

Maria is such a badass lady and the way her character grows is brilliant. I also like Robin and I thought the relationship between Robin and Maria is quite cute.

The story is quite serious at some times but there are some comic relief parts. The amount of bother Maria gets in is quite funny and the fact she will not listen to her Uncle at all. There are a few familiar faces with Tim Curry as Coeur De Noir and Ioan Gruffudd as Sir Benjamin Merryweather. Also in with the story there are little stories in with the main story line.

My favourite bit was when Maria trapped Robin and tries to convince Robin to help her.

11) Sing Street

(yes I know that this is an extra one but I miss counted and I really like this film so I have left it in.)

Set in 1980s, Ireland, Conor has to start at a public school due his family struggling with money. He makes friends with some other like minded boys and creates a band. Meanwhile he also meets a mysterious girl who lives across from the school and gets her to star in the band’s music videos.

This is on Netflix and I found it through it being recommended to me there. I like the tone of this film, there are real life difficult topics mixed in with this film however the whole film is mostly light hearted. A lot of the music are original songs supposedly written by the band which links in with the different styles they are trying out to figure out what their sound is.

The characters are brilliant and all balance out really well. A lot of the actors themselves that are in the band can actually play the instruments and they played a lot of the songs live while on the press tour for the film back in 2016.

Overall the music is brilliant and has become a regular on my Spotify playlists.

My favourite scene is when they have written the start of a song and it starts with a stripped back version of the song then flows in the full band version. The transitions as a whole are brilliant and help to move the film on really well.

Also the part where Eamon played by Mark McKenna shows all the instruments he can play, that makes me giggle every time.


Now all of a sudden we are now in March which means that exam time is looming upon us.  If you missed my post from last week then you can click here to watch my 168hrs video!

I hope you go and watch at least one of the films on this list. For those who have gotten to end of this post and found out that there is actually 11 films in this list go ahead and tweet me.

Also if you have been reading my tweets you will find out small updates on a new project that I am slowly working on!!! Stay tuned for more information.



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!

If you would like to suggest any films that I should watch and review then pop a comment below.

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Also I have recently scored off quite a few things on Pre Uni List so check it out!!

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.


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?
27. who made the last incoming call on your phone?
My dad!!
28. what is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
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?
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?
36. would you rather go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Sky Diving!!!
37. what’s your zodiac sign?
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?
 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?
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?
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?
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?
73. think fast, what do you like right now?
74.are you sarcastic?
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? 
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?

90. dogs or cats?

Dogs… Their more lovely!!!

 91. do you make wishes at 11:11?


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


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!

Round Up of 2017/2018 Resolutions!!

It is only 3 days til Christmas which means it’s only a mere 9 days til the end of the year.

This year hasn’t been my busiest year for jet setting off to different places however it still has been a quick year.

In the beginning of the year I slowly stopped posting due to being lazy and being stressed over school/applying to uni.

I was given a conditional offer for Stirling University in the February which I was buzzing about. Sadly that didn’t end aswell as I hoped and when results day arrived I was one mark short from the extra B I needed to get in. This resulted in me staying onto my 6th and final year of academy.

During the Easter holidays I had a lovely few days in Dublin, Ireland with my family. This was the first time I had been in Ireland and I would love to go back and explore more of the countryside and maybe even go camping.

I turned 17 this year and after finding out that I was staying on an extra year I began to learn to drive which is one of the things on my Pre-Uni List which is a list of things I would like to have either achieved or done before I go to University (hopefully) next September.

In July I started once again to post on my blog, this time every two weeks as part of my Queens Guide Award which I am plodding my way through. I am now on my 6th months and I am enjoying getting back into writing again.

This year I have went to one concert and one comedian show which again was on my list of things to do Pre Uni.

My summer was filled with working majority of the times and having a nice load of cash go in my bank every few weeks. This money is helping to finance my future trips to London and Germany.

I have also visited Stirling during my study leave and had a fabulous little holiday with Phoenix which you can read about here!!

On top of this I have written, filmed and edited my first ever short film!!!

So last year I made a short list of some resolutions which you can read in full here.

1. Read More

I have to admit my reading habits have declined considerably this year and I am ashamed to say from my goodreads account, I have only finished reading 4 books this year. One of those books was a reread and the other I bought this year and read in a matter of days.

At the start of December I began to read a bit more but I through the year I have grown quite a habit for starting a book and not every picking it up again.

Also on top of this I no longer have English so I don’t have a cop out book that I have been forced to read at school. But the thing that pushed me to get back into reading was the librarian did a talk in my PSE class and said that in a lot of interviews especially for Universities they usually ask you what was the last book you read. I would usually be able to say it straight away but I couldn’t remember. So here we are once again at the new year and I am slowly trying to get back into my old reading habits.

2.  Write More

I think I have actually met this one. After finishing my Higher English course I haven’t been forced to creative write which has taken off the burden of trying to squeeze out a wonderful story that will be judged by a panel. During the summer I wrote more of a story I started for a NANOWRIMO a few years ago. I really liked the story idea and one day when it’s mostly written I am thinking of releasing chapter by chapter on this blog. But first I need to finish the first 5 or 6 chapters.

Another writing project has been a film idea that I came up with over the Summer holidays. I began to brainstorm and then in the following 3 or 4 days I wrote a huge chunk. Sometime in the future I will develop it but I have been writing. Also I shouldn’t miss out that I have been writing a lot more on here!!!

3.  Actually Make Films

Well, I can confirm that I have written, filmed and rough edited my first ever mini short film!!!! Hurray!!

I am going to be editing it even more over the Christmas holidays and hopefully in the new year (more likely February) I will release for the world (well you lot) to see.

But still I HAVE MADE A FILM!!!

4. Pass All Exams

I’m afraid I did not meet this one. I passed my English, History, German and Photography however due to extreme hatred and never really having it click I failed Higher Maths. But to be honest I was expecting it. I have an A at National 5 that is really all I need.

Oh well!!

5. Take More Pictures

Now I have started to take more pictures but now that I have my dad’s old IPhone I can take better pictures on the sly.

I have become more proactive about taken a camera to as many places as possible but I do think I could have done better. Some lovely pictures include.

Now for 2018…. there are many things that are happening in the year to come.

  • Final Prelims
  • Last Sleepovers (going away thing with my Ranger Guides)
  • I’m going to see Hamilton the Musical (I will be blogging about this!!)
  • Last Secondary school exams!!
  • I turn 18!! (OMG SO OLD WHAAT!!)
  • I’M GOING TO GERMANY!!!! (SO COOL I KNOW…. but I haven’t decided what I’m going to do blogging wise so if I am super prepared you will have scheduled stuff if not you will epic Germany stuff through the entirety of July)
  • First Wellies and Wristbands (I am volunteering at it and I will be blogging about it because it is my Residential for my Queens Guide Award!!!)
  • Possibly going to University (Obvs gonna blog my socks out but studies come first!!)

It is going to be a jam packed year and I have a huge selection of brilliant activities and adventures to write about.

For resolutions/goals for 2018 I am going to retain the ones from this year just because there is always room for improvement but I will double this list which will include.

  1. Read More
  2. Write More
  3. Make 2 more films
  4. Pass all my exams.
  5. Take more pictures
  6. Complete Pre-Uni List
  7. Meet 10 new people
  8. Try 2 new experiences that are unlike anything I’ve done before.
  9. Exercise
  10. Learn to relax!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my round up and my resolutions/goals for this year.

If you would like to read some of my favourite posts from 2017 then look at the list below and if you would like to keep up to date with me when I am not posting then click here to go follow my twitter!!!

Favourite Posts

Lastly I hope you have very merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

The Winter Tag

Due to bad task management and I wasn’t willing to spend double to time to make gingerbread men to create a blog post. (Sorry) So in replacement I found a tag. Not the Christmas Tag because I have done that twice!! (which I didn’t notice until half way through this year)

I found this lovely little tag on a blog called Ashleigh Writes and you can read her post here!

1. What are your favourite things about winter?

Cosy jumper. I love to get all cosied up and jumpers are one of my favourite pieces of clothing.

2. What is your favourite winter outfit?

My mustard sweatshirt, my dark green stretchy trousers, chain choker necklace and doc martens.

3. What is your favourite winter food?

Pigs in blankets because it reminds me of Christmas plus Christmas is in winter so there you go.

4. What is your favourite winter drink?

HOT CHOCOLATE!!! Or recently mochas!? But a hot chocolate with marshmallows and cream just warms my sole.

5. What is your dream way to spend a winter’s day?

All cosy up in a thrown of fluffy blankets with Gilmore Girls playing on a huge TV while drinking hot chocolate.

6. How do you like to do your makeup in the winter?

Basically the same as I usually do. But darker eyes and I can wear my dark lipstick without getting strange looks from people.

7. What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

I already know one thing I’m getting for Christmas because I chose it and helped my mum order. That is a purple travel backpack which has a detachable day bag. It’s for my German trip and all my future trips!!!

But apart from that I don’t know… It’s a surprise.

8. What are the first three things that remind you of winter?


Cosy Blankets

Christmas Socks

9. What is your favourite winter song?

Just now it’s All i Want For Christmas is You – Maria Carey

But Driving home for Christmas makes me think of snow days.

10. What is your favourite winter memory?

Being off school for a whole entire week and going sledging every single day.

11. What is your favourite winter scent?

Gingerbread men, so cinnamon and ginger.

12. Finish this sentence: If I could have one wish this Christmas, it would be 

To go to the German Christmas Markets because I’ve always wanted to go there however I plan on spending a Christmas abroad in the future.


Thanks for reading.

If you would like to read my Christmas Tags from the last two years then you find the links below.

Christmas Tag

Christmas Tag 2.0

I have been doing #25daysofchristmas on my twitter where I post a photo everyday then click here to go to my twitter.

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!!



I’m a Senior!!!

Something I don’t talk about a lot on this blog is school. As I am from Scotland, the education system is quite different from other places.

To simplify it


Playgroup – 2 to 3 year olds

Nursery – 3 to 4 year olds

Then you have Primary School which are in for 7 years.

Primary 1 – 5 to 6 Years old

and so and so on.

After Primary 7 you go into Secondary school or Academy which have to stay for four years

First Years – 12 to 13 years old

and so and so on.

When you get to Fourth Year if you are 16 years old by the end of Fourth year you can leave school. But you can stay on for 2 more years however you can leave after the 5th year if you wish but you have to leave after the 6th year.

So last year, while I was in 5th Year in Academy I applied to University and successfully was given a conditional offer for Stirling University. Sadly, I missed out by literally one mark which kind of crushed me. However, my plan B was to go back and finish my 6th year at Academy.

So far it is going well, for subjects I have one Advanced Higher (which is about the same difficulty level of first year at university) and I am crashing 3 Highers(this means I did no do the qualification before to work up to a Higher however due to good grades in other subjects and being in 6th Year I have been able to take them.

My subjects are

  • Advanced Higher History
  • Higher Administration and IT
  • Higher Business
  • Higher Music

I am really enjoying my subjects even though I am slowly dying in History. But I am slowly getting used to it and with the October holidays that I am on right now this is giving me the perfect opportunity to catch up and to start revision.

But being a senior isn’t all about the subjects, as extra curricular activities I am part of the Pupil Event Management group which so far insisted of phoning multiple local businesses asking if they were coming along to a Business Breakfast, I have been put on hold so much in my life!!! On top of that to try and keep my German up I am helping in the S3 German class which is helping me relearn some German and help out some beginners.

To come back to University, I am reapplying this year and I have chosen to apply to 4 different Unis, two courses are at the same Uni however as I can use the majority of my personal statement from last year I have one less plateful of stress to carry!!!

I’d like to do a little bit of reminiscing back at my years while I’ve been at the Academy because to be honest it doesn’t feel that long. It is quite strange being the oldest kids (and I use that word ironically because we aren’t really kids!!) in the school and sometimes I question how much I have changed as a person over the years. By looking back at photos, I am reminded of certain things that I had forgotten. As everyone says, a picture tells a thousand words.

This is me and my two best friends at the time on our last day of Primary school. Phoenix had left her PE kit at school so me and my other friend rushed to catch up with Phoenix to give her it back!!

This is a quite cringy picture from either a first year disco in 2012. I remember that the dress is from Boohoo and I now cringy over the net gloves which I think I bought for a Halloween costume but I thought it looked good!!!

On a snowy day in January 2013 Phoenix and I spent quite a number of hours building an amazing snowman which I ended up given a Mohican. We then decided to make the snowman’s arms look like he was doing the Gangnam Style dance!!! After that we danced around the brilliant snowman singing Gangnam Style in the snow!!!

(This is a bad photo) But this is from 2014 when I took part in the school’s version of Hairspray. We had to wear so much make up for this show but I really liked my hair, I had a plait all the way up the back of my head that went into a massive bun that was absolutely solid from the mass of hairspray!! For the show I wore these little white pumps that I had because they went really well with my outfit but by the end of all of the rehearsing and actual shows they were nearly falling apart and were not white anymore!!!

You may recognise this photo from G in the Park post from 2015. This was taken when I was busking in the massive marquee in front of quite a few hundred guides. I was shaking so much and I played Riptide by Vance Joy, yes that was very stereotypical ukulele tune but I really enjoyed performing.

This was only taken last year at my school’s talent show. It was my second year to take part in it and I ended up 2nd place. The skirt I am wearing is actually my friend’s Phoenix’s and it’s just a little too short so I was completely terrified that you would be able to see up my skirt so I had to sit on the stool in a certain way. But I was wearing high heels aswell so I had to place my feet on the stool foot rests in a certain way aswell to make sure I didn’t fall over!!! Also I had dyed my hair a really dark blue a week before this performance and since dying my hair that colour it has never been one colour because it ended up fading really strangely!!!

It doesn’t feel that long ago that I was in first year but I’m sure in the years to come it will feel strange looking back and remembering when I was in secondary school!!!

This was a little different post. Basically I was feeling a bit nostalgic plus it is quite fun looking back at photos that have posted on facebook of me and friends from the past!!

This is blogtober week 3 and I am very aware that this post is late. Apologies, this is the first week of the tattie holidays and I have been way too relaxed.

If you have missed the first 2 weeks of blogtober then you can click the links below.

Daniel Sloss – Now Tour

How To – Clothes

If you would like to keep up to date with all my antic then you can click here to go to my twitter!!!


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


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.


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!! 

Daniel Sloss – Now Tour

First of all, this was my second thing I have ticked off my Pre-Uni List which you can see the entirety of here!

I have never seen a comedian live before, I’ve been to concerts,plays and musicals but never a comedy show. This was one of the best nights out I’ve had for a while and it was one of the cheapest.

The story of why my best friend, Phoenix, and I decided to go and see Daniel Sloss live, goes like this.

After having our usual Chinese takeaway I showed Phoenix a video of Daniel Sloss on Russell Howard’s Good News which I found absolutely hilarious then after crying with laughter at that one video Phoenix asked if we was on tour. (The video below is not the same video as it was too dirty to put on my blog!!! But this video shows his type of stand up he does!!)

Turns out he was coming to the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen and the tickets were cheap as chips so Happy Birthday Phoenix, there is your present sorted.

On a Thursday night after school we went to her house to try and get ready in about 50 mins to catch the 4pm bus to get into Aberdeen for around 6pm. For our dinner we had planned to go to Dr Noodles however after walking past Cosmos and seeing that there was a lot of tables free and realised how hungry we were, we ended going there instead.

After two plates of mains and one plate of desserts (I had some mango cream thing that was delicious!) we headed into the rough direction of the Lemon Tree.

I have been past the Lemon Tree multiple times and I had a rough idea how to get to it from Union Square. We had plenty of time but I was slightly panicky that we would be late because I was overly confident about my directions. Well, we went along one street and then up another. We turned round the corner and there on the right hand side was the Lemon Tree.

It only took us 10 mins to walk there which was a lot quicker than I thought it was going to be and we were early!!

One of the best parts of the Lemon Tree, especially for this event, was that it was unreserved seating so Phoenix and I happily took some seats in the second row so that we were ridiculously close to the stage.

As our refreshment to go along with our comedy night I got us a pint glass (well, a plastic cup!) of cola each that was filled to the brim of the glass (Cup?!). I was completely terrified that I was going to trip and spill them on the way back to the chairs.

The show started at 8pm and was started off by Cai Humphries, the support act. I recognised him but I couldn’t tell you where I have seen him before. However he did a skit about proposing to his girlfriend in Thailand. He was hilarious and filled up his 30 minutes set really well. Cai also did a joke about calling people Muggles. Not Harry Potter Muggles just people who do clique things.

After his set we(thankfully) had a 20 minute break. I had drunk most of my cola too quickly and was bursting for the toilet but I was worried that I was going to have to sneak away during his set which would not have been discreet in anyway.

Then it was the main event. DANIEL SLOSS!!!

I don’t think I stopped laughing. Never in my life have I ever heard someone rant about orange juice with pulp in it. But I completely agreed with him. It’s not juice!!

Through the entirety of the set he kept referring back to if he is a sociopath or not. As part of one of the jokes, he told a story about his gran finding a question in Reader’s Digest which will tell you if you are a sociopath or not. Here it is:

A women goes to her mother’s funeral and meets a man in black. By the end of the funeral she never got his name or a way to contact him.

A few days later she kills her sister. Why?

Now I had no idea, I was thinking the man is death?

The answer is that the women wanted to meet the man again and so she is trying to recreate the situation that they originally met, at a family funeral! I thought it was a genius question and the answer makes so much sense. However if you did get the right answer then don’t worry this does not mean you are definitely a sociopath.

The rest of Sloss’ set was hilarious and at one point Phoenix was cry laughing.

I won’t say anymore on the jokes in with the set just in case you are planning to go yourself! However if you are interested in going along then I would thoroughly recommend it. You can see dates on the gig list on his website.

Now the highlight of the night, WE GOT TO MEET THEM!!!

At the end of his set he said that if you were wanting a wee photo then he would be waiting in the bar area so after a few minutes of waiting. We got to meet Daniel and Cai.

After a hug from both of them and saying to Daniel Sloss that I loved his sets on Conan we got a cheeky selfie.

Guess what is going to be my new Facebook wallpaper????

I really really enjoyed my night and I am hoping to go again next year if he comes back to the Lemon Tree.

That is the first part of BLOGTOBER!!!!! WOOW WEEK ONE DONE!!!!

Let me just highlight that while writing this it is 29th September, the day after I went to see Daniel Sloss and while you are reading this it is 6th October. ORGANISATION!!!!!

I finally figured out how to write ahead…… How long will this last….. who knows.

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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