30/12/17 – 4/1/18
11 years ago I came to Thailand. I thought that had been my first venture in this wonderful country, but I very recently learned I came when I was 6 weeks old. So, having visited the first time when I was less than a year old and the second when I was 7, it’s fair to say that this visit will be the first I actually remember. And I hope I do, and for a very long time. A travel video will be coming sometime soon but for now here are some snaps I took during the first part of my trip.
Is it hypocritical that one of my favourite parts of living in London is that it looks like I don’t live in London?
I moved down to London at the end of September to start at university and I had never been more excited – or more nervous – for anything in my life. London has always been my favourite city; the city that, despite cheating on it with Paris, New York, Ottawa and more, I came back to every time with a loving embrace. Continue reading
If you know me you’ll know that I adore London. You’ll also know that I adore films (as well as books and the theatre!). Well, luckily for me I had the opportunity to mix those two adorations together and spent a month down in the fogs of London taking part in a practical filmmaking course run by the MET film school.
Not only was this an incredible time in regards to learning about everything to do with filmmaking, but also it meant I could get to know the city a bit better before I made the move down here for Uni: a feat I have now completed! I met some amazing people on this course too, which helped infinitely, and meant that I didn’t spend every evening stuck in my hotel room rotating between Netflix and YouTube. In fact I actually managed to do quite a lot; I saw a few films, a few plays, and a few landmarks whilst I was at it. And naturally I had to record my August spent in London, so here is the result of that. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think of the video!
I am breaking my two month hiatus with this short little snapshot of my life video!
Back in April, when the weather was unnaturally beautiful for English Spring-time, my family and I decided to take the dogs to a place called Grinshill for a walk all around the nearby woods. Continue reading
– January 2nd 2017 –
On every turn of the year I find myself amazed at how quickly time goes by. It feels as if my Mum and I were putting up our Christmas tree only yesterday – when in fact we were just slobbing out in front of the TV, having a final full day of relaxation before having to return to the humdrum routine of college and work.
“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” — Walt Disney
Now I’m not the fastest reader, I enjoy taking in everything the book has to offer and so am inadvertently slower than some. I did mange to read 7 books in the month of August, two books less than July but I was exceedingly more busy! I read some really incredible books and there’s quite a variety: crime, high-fantasy, contemporary, lgbt, graphic novels and more! It’s nice to have a disparity in the themes and genres of books. So here is everything I read with links to my reviews of them:
1. A Court of Thornes and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
2. Read Me Like A Book by Liz Kessler
3. The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie
4. Eeny Meeny by M.J.Arlidge
5. Deep Water by Lu Hersey
6. The Extraordinary Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
7. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
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I will be posting reviews for them all, just give me time!
Also I thought that I’d use these wrap ups (which I may or may not do every month) as an opportunity to let you know a little about my life because I don’t just want to be that mysterious anonymous blogger (although that does sound pretty cool!)
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So as I said last month was pretty hectic for me. I had two sets of work experience – one at the brilliant Booka Bookshop which was so much fun and so interesting, the other was at a local newspaper and resulted in getting some stuff published! GCSE results were given out and I was absolutely thrilled with my own. I celebrated my 16th birthday by going down to London to go to the Electric Cinema and see Hamlet (ahhhhh). Of course I received a LOT of books too! Oh, yeh, I moved house too! Now my books (comics, DVD’s, notebooks and records) are all squished onto one much smaller shelving unit and are so very near to falling over completely. I’ll also be starting a new school next week and that just scares me so much. Well I guess I’ll just have to cross my fingers and hope for the best!