A Personal Post: One Year Ago Today.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

This is a pretty personal post, but if I have my own piece of the internet, why shouldn’t I delve into my feelings every now and again? I always used to bottle up my feelings, in fact, I still do. But there’s always been something inside me that has been so at ease with being able to just write/type them down, letting each thought be transformed into writing and published for the person or, at this moment, for the whole world to see. It baffles me how I can be so okay with that, yet telling somebody how much they mean to me comes as such an internal confliction that it chokes me up and turns me into a frozen ball of ice solidifying any verbal form of feelings for others so they are unable to free-flow from my mouth.

I’m not sure what I am aiming to gain from writing this. A weight off my chest? A hope that you’ll understand my love for Katy more? Maybe just to let you know that there’s life after heartbreak? I don’t know. But seeing the date today made me want to type this. For myself more than anybody.

The End in Friend Zone

Friday, 19 September 2014

(Yes, that's me as a baby with my life-long friend)

One of my first best friends was a boy named Daniel. I knew him from my very first day in reception and we even changed to the same school at the exact same time in year two.
During being bullied in my time at primary school, girls used to taunt me and make fun of my friendship with Daniel, jeering at me when I’d turn to him to talk to him at playtimes -  they’d shout things at me such as ‘yeah, go back to your boyfriieeend’. 
Now, this is laughable, but at the time I didn’t understand why they were being mean to me, and it upset me that I couldn’t even sit with the one friend that I had during that tough period.

Tea and Cake @ Teacup Kitchen, Manchester

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

One of my very favourite parts of Manchester is the Northern Quarter. It is the perfect place to go if you are wanting cocktails, a unique gift, or my personal preference, tea and cake.

Luckily for me, many of my friends are tea lovers like myself, and so therefore a suggestion of heading out to grab a drink never takes much persuading!

Teacup Kitchen is one of my favourite places to go - purely because of the cake (oooh, the cake) and also because you get unlimited refills on your tea (mmhmm, you read that right!) - and so it is the perfect place to go for a catch-up with your friends and not having to feel as if you are outstaying your time there once you have finished your drink, because you can keep topping up until you are ready to move on! I'm totally going to use it for uni work in the near future too, it's such a lovely environment to be in. 

Live Music Review: Kate Bush, Before the Dawn

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Thousands of fans scuttled into the Hammersmith Apollo, a few excitedly taking photographs with the venue behind them, proudly holding up their tickets as if it fell out of a Wonka bar and they were finally heading in to receive their lifetime supply of chocolate - except chocolate there was not, but instead, a woman that has held a grip onto their hearts for decades.

A Wander

Monday, 8 September 2014

Sometimes, one of the best things to do is to go for a wander in a new place.

I am one of those kinds of people that doesn't mind if they get lost, it is all part of the adventure, and helps provide some of the best stories to tell! It's even better getting lost with a friend or other half, because despite how worried or nervous you may be, you can still laugh together at the situation you are in, and a smile from a familiar face is one of the most secure places in the world.