Removing Toxic Friendships From Your Life

Monday, 30 November 2015

One thing that you seriously need as you grow older is a strong support network. You need those people that you can turn to for support, that you can trust, and that pick you up when you are down.

I've found, over the past year or so, that some friendships are not as friendly as I once believed. I admit, it took me a while, and looking back at some now I do wonder why I believed for so long that they were good for me, but I guess that I am still growing up, and what is growing up without learning along the way?

Boxed Brownies: A Cake Lover's Must-Have

Friday, 27 November 2015

We all know how much I love cake. If you don't then hello, you must be new here. My name is Laura and I bloody love cake.

You know what I love more than cake? Cake that gets delivered to me. You know what I love even more than that? Brownies that come straight through my letterbox meaning that I don't need to leave my warm house during these months in order to divulge in pure bliss alongside a cup of tea.

Guys.I have discovered a revelation in the form of Boxed Brownies.

The Busy Girl's Handbag Guide to Getting Organised

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New year is creeping up on us, and my bum is fully gearing itself up to getting organised and motivated mode. 
I'm not sure what it is that gets me wanting to be so anally organised (more than normal) once the new year approaches. Maybe it's the pages of a brand new diary, or the hope that I'll be able to look back and go '2016 was amazing', but something kick starts inside of me, and I cannot slow it down. And let me tell you, I take organisation to next level perfection - I am obsessed. 

Tidal Waves

Saturday, 21 November 2015

"There are many times in life that feel as if a tidal wave is crashing down upon you, refusing to stop and not allowing you to breathe. It's the most suffocating feeling knowing that everything around you is changing at such a pace that you can't run from it - it's always one step ahead. It's those times you just need to stand still and let the wave crash around you, wait for the water to settle, and finally be able to breathe again. Eventually, through blurred vision, the important things start to shine through and make you forget that your lungs are full of water and your heart is heavy."

I wrote this a few weeks ago - a few of you may have seen on Instagram before I swiftly deleted it in order to once again bottle those feelings up. But my vision is less blurred now. Going through a crappy time in your life makes you realise which people in your life are the ones that matter, that care, and the ones that are probably just best left as the ones you should just stick to light-hearted stuff with. It exposes sides of people that you've never seen before and helps you learn which ones that are best to go to next time you're in a bit of a rut.

I woke up today for the first time happy. I turned over, checked the (surprisingly late) time, and sang a good morning song to Waffle. He looked pretty confused to be fair, but I can't blame him. And shortly after I won a Big Winter Box of Lame (I can't talk about it too much else I'll get all excited), and then my friend text me asking me to go on a trip to one of my favourite places in the UK.

And there it was. Clear vision.

The people, the things, that turn your world upside down are never the people you expect it to be. The people that turn your world back around the right way are equally as unexpected. I have been so lucky to find people that have always reassured me that they are a phone call/text away, provided me with hugs, taken me out for countless breakfasts, hot chocolates and meals, and just been pure magical stars.

And you guys! Thank you for writing lovely comments on my blog. Thank you for making me laugh every single day on twitter. Thank you for providing me with motivation without even realising it, and thank you for baring with me and my absence on here.

Now, that's all the soppy stuff done. Let's get prepared for blogmas and a youtube debut.

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Event :: #thecitygirls Manchester & Giveaway

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Over these past few weeks (/months/ /what feels like years), I've been questioning a million and one things in my life, including this blog.
I used to be motivated, be provided motivation, and used to receive feedback that made me feel as if elelibee was worth something. Since returning back to my hometown, all of that has stopped. Not even gradually, it just stopped
This, as well as losing faith in myself, made me lose faith in my blog, question what it was all for and look towards bigger bloggers and snorfle at myself for kidding that I'd ever get somewhere.

Sister x Sister

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Growing up, I was an only child. It was only when I hit the age of 13 that a sibling came into my life in the form of my little sister.

Because of this, I never had the whole sister stealing my clothes kind of thing - But now, with my little sister hitting the grand old double figured age of 10, I've started experiencing what I assume can only be a taste of similar aged sisters clothing wars - in the form of bags, purses, make-up, and basically anything she can actually fit into!

Bunny Wishlist

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Now, I'm not sure if you all know this yet (especially those of you that follow me on twitter), but I have a bunny named Waffle and I am fully obsessed with him.

Along with the bunny mother status (I hate saying bunny mother because I think of playboys) comes the natural territory of becoming obsessed with bunny shaped, bunny printed, bunny bunny bunny things.

So, I thought I'd share my favourite findings with you - because some of you have to be as equally as obsessed, right?

My absolute favourite thing is the lamp - how cute is it?! And the snuggle jumper is firmly on my Christmas list. And the money box where it's washing itself is the cutest thing :(
Aggghh, I just want it all!

If you see any fun and cute bunny things, please link them below! Anything bunny shaped is totally welcome here. And with Christmas coming up - what else am I supposed to put on my list but a bunch of bunny shaped things?!

Personal: A Quick Note

Friday, 9 October 2015

Photo by Mel Knight

Hey honey bees.

So, life lately has been a little crazy. I'm not sure how or when that craziness is going to end, but that's not going to be something to delve into on here. Let's just say the Laura roller coaster is at the peak right now.

I've taken a step back from a lot of things over the past couple of weeks. And some things I've gone head-first into, and in both situations, I'm not quite sure which one is most for me.

I've always been one that steps back from things, just to make my own life easier, to be honest. I steer away from things that could cause major dramatic effects, and I'll be strict on my actions in order to keep my feelings on the straight and narrow and not have to feel much at all (thanks, ex).

Since graduation, I've been down. I've returned to a place which contains absolutely zero of my friends, and I've watched from afar as people I know meet up, do fun stuff, and I'm stuck where I am.
I don't want to be stuck. But I really don't think I have a choice in that matter for the foreseeable future.

I never really had a plan for post-graduate life. I guess I just thought that it would fall into place. I know it's only been three months, but I feel impatient and partly angry that I'm not even slightly close to being anywhere or anything near what I want to be.

Part of me wants to just up and move back to Manchester. Be with my friends, live somewhere I love and just deal with whatever job I end up in. But I don't want to just work to live. I want to do something that I enjoy and love, alongside being near my best friends.

And then there's this blog. I love this little piece of the internet that I have, I really do. But I don't want to feel guilty or minorly stressed when I haven't posted for a while. But alongside those feelings, maybe I feel those things because I want to make something of this blog.

Basically, guys and girls, I'm in a life rut, and I have no bloody idea what to do about anything.

So, that's my aim right now; To figure myself out. I need to concentrate on what I love, what I enjoy, and what I definitely don't want, and make a full-on plan of action to get where I want to be, or just to be happy.

And that's a great excuse to buy a new notebook.

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It's the First Day of Autumn

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

...and all through the house, not a creature was stirring.. oh, wait, that's a lie. A certain bunny just bit my toes.
Hellooooo fellow bloggers, followers, lovers and the stumble-uponers!

Autumn is now upon us, and about bloody time too, I say.
So, what's got me excited for the new season?

Photo Generation

Monday, 21 September 2015

Did you guys see the meteor shower?
I was in awe. I sat at my bedroom window, eyes up, neck aching, and every so often exclaiming 'woooooowwwww'. I saw some of the biggest and brightest shooting stars that I have ever seen in my whole life, it was magical.

I sat there waiting for the next star to come along, scared to bend my neck down despite it being so painful to keep holding up, purely because I didn't want to miss out on anything. During this wait I decided that I wanted to take a photo on my phone to share on social media.

Kraków, Poland | Interrail

Friday, 18 September 2015

It became apparent in Krakow that I actually just really liked Poland.
I was absolutely terrible at translation, the only words I knew on restaurant menus were for tea and fish, but the atmosphere in both Krakow and Wroclaw was amazing.
After our trip to Auschwitz on the previous day, it was time to explore Krakow itself.

Meet Waffle

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

For as long as I remember, I have wanted a bunny.

Blog Birthday with Bakerdays! | A Giveaway

Monday, 24 August 2015

My blog has recently turned one!

It feels really strange celebrating a blog birthday. I've had several blogs before, all of which I couldn't even tell you if they hit 1 year or not - I wasn't as invested in them as I am with elelibee. I never really joined the blogging community nor saw it as a big thing to share.
But here I am! Over 1 year later with this little part of the internet still up and going, still with so much room to thrive and improve.

Living with Somebody with Anxiety

Friday, 21 August 2015

I see a lot of these posts, a lot of stories, a lot of people explaining their experiences, what they go through, what they went through.
My story's different because I'm not the one that lives with it in my head, I live with it in my Mum's head. 

"Aren't you bored?"

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Nope. No, I am not.

Just lately, I haven't been the most productive nor active of people. I've spent a fair bit of time planning my 2015 scrapbook, I've watched a few films and I've spent an unreal amount of time organising my room- but am I bored? No.

Auschwitz | Interrail

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

I am a history-phobe, so Auschwitz was never something that hugely jumped out at me. I used to use my history lessons at school as nap times or time to do my other homework. I was never interested, never really cared. I've always stood by the fact that people always pipe on about looking to the future and to never look back, that history just seems very contradictory. But anyway. That's just me. If we learnt about dinosaurs and wooly mammoths, I think I'd have a different point of view.

Wrocław, Poland | Interrail

Friday, 31 July 2015

After that little travel blog break, I think it's time to jump back onto telling you guys about my interrail trip. I wasn't really sure how to set these posts out, so I am literally just writing about the places that we went - if you guys have any suggestions or requests, please do let me know in the comments or tweet me - I know a lot of people have upcoming interrail trips or are thinking about doing one, so I'd like my blog to me as helpful as it can be from my experiences!

I've previously written about Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin and Prague, which made up the first week of our trip. Next up, we took a trip to Poland.


Saturday, 25 July 2015

If you told me four years ago that I was going to make it to graduation, I probably would have laughed and said 'we'll see'. If you told me two years ago that I wasn't going to go through with dropping out and that I would be happy in my final year, I would have looked at you like you flew in on a Mickey Mouse shaped UFO straight out of a tree made out of purple marshmallow.

I Want to be a Disney Princess

Saturday, 18 July 2015

When people ask me what I want to do with my life, I always reply with 'be a princess in Disneyland'. People usually look at me funny, others think it's kinda cool, and others you can just tell they are thinking 'why?'.

Prague, Czech Republic | Interrail

Friday, 17 July 2015

(Just before I began writing this, I pulled my playsuit down a bit and both of my straps pinged off. My playsuit can deal with heat as much as I can. A lovely sight for fellow travellers – At least it’s a VS bra, hey?

After reading a fair amount about Prague, it was somewhere we were pretty excited to go (mainly because we heard how so damn cheap it is!), and we weren’t disappointed.

"Grow Down"

Monday, 13 July 2015

I recently read a tweet that claimed that girls over 20 should not still be obsessing over Disney Princesses etc because it is embarrassing.
I replied at the time, to which I didn’t receive a reply to (ho, ho, ho), but as a blogger, I felt that I needed to discuss this in other ways than a 140 character sulk.

Berlin, Germany | Interrail

Friday, 10 July 2015

As A said whilst making our way through the (amazing) Berlin train station: “Berlin and I are not meant to be. We are not two peas in a pod”.

Amsterdam, Netherlands | Interrail

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Amsterdam is one of those places. You know, the kind that everybody has been to, are going to or want to go to. The kind of place where you either head there for a sole reason or for no reason at all. Honestly, I just wanted to go to see what all the fuss was about.

Bruges, Belgium | Interrail

Monday, 6 July 2015

Bruges was put on our list as a stop-off between Paris and Amsterdam. To be honest, I just wanted to go because I really enjoyed the film ‘In Bruges’.

Life Lately #002 ♡

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Ciao amici!

Long time no blog! I have been super busy over past couple of weeks that the only thing I could have really blogged about would be revision update (which is going terribly fyi). But I thought I'd do a little catch-up anyway :) Even though it will just be about pets and other wild, crazy things.

Little Lessons

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

So, I'm a bit of a tit. Little bit. I do stupid things and I sit and ponder about how and why it happened and why I am such a plonker. This happens at least once every day. Maybe twice. But sometimes I consider myself to be a super duper brainy-ass genius ready to take over the world. So here are some lessons that I have learnt and I am passing on to you cherubs in case one day you ever encounter these situations.

Dear 15 Year Old Me

Friday, 24 April 2015

Dear Laura,

You're 23 now, and guess what? You're okay. You survived the heartbreaks, the breakdowns, the loss of friendships, and most importantly you found yourself. This is the most important thing, please don't give up.

To Uni or not to Uni?

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Just lately I have seen a lot of controversy about whether university is a good idea or not, whether it is worth it, and whether a person actually needs to go in order to succeed. It is something that I sit back and take in from afar, but getting involved is not something I desire to do, because there is always somebody out there that decides that whatever your opinion is, then it is wrong. 

However, I feel as if I need to put my piece in on this topic, purely because I was never intending to go to university, but here I am, three months from graduating and three minutes from a potential cry because of the fast approaching exams.

Twenty three.

Monday, 20 April 2015

On 16th April, I turned 23. I can’t say to you that I was looking forward to it, nor that the change of age bothered me (for some bizarre reason I’ve been telling people that I’m 23 for ages whenever they ask my age). For the past few years, my actual birthday has been quite the disappointment – for example, last year we went somewhere just because my parents had free tickets, and not because I asked to go. It’s always been the week surrounding the day, or the days out I had planned after that had always been the best.

My Dry Skin Saviours

Friday, 10 April 2015

I have super dry skin. I try and persuade myself that I don't when I buy certain foundations and powders, but sometimes, it's so undeniably obvious.
Over the course of the winter months, my skin gets progressively worse, and foundations aren't an option for me as they just massively accentuate the dry patches on my face, and it honestly makes me paranoid and self-conscious. But it isn't just my face that I get dry skin on, it occurs on my arms, legs, waist, armpits, you name it, it's probably there! It's meant a long process of testing drugstore moisturisers, discovering that I'm actually really allergic to some brands, and a lot of crying and hiding away when certain "moisturisers" actually made my dry patches 10x worse and red raw.

Central Perk, Liverpool

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

As a deadline treat, I headed up to Liverpool to see the lovely Sophie and to visit Central Perk, which I keep seeing popping up everywhere, and just had to visit. I love f.r.i.e.n.d.s. and it always makes me smile and giggle, no matter how many times I've seen it.

Cloud 23: Cocktails in the City

Monday, 6 April 2015

The very first time that I came to Manchester, the Hilton hotel was the first thing that I saw. I didn’t know what it was then, to us it was just a weirdly shaped building that looked as if it was about to topple over, but now it has become my favourite thing to see after a long train journey. It signifies being close to home.

It is one of those places that I have always walked past, felt obliged to look up at, and just sigh. It is somewhere that I just assumed that I’d probably never be “high-up” enough to be invited to, or have enough spare money to be able to stay at; so when the absolutely lovely Jessica (ohsogawjess) invited me along to a cocktail event at the Cloud 23 bar, my jaw dropped a little and I immediately said yes.

Ten Happy Things.

Saturday, 28 March 2015

So, the moment finally came that I handed this bad boy in. I keep seeing emotional facebook posts/instagrams/tweets about the long eight months with their dissertations etc. etc, but truthfully, I'm not even emotional about it, I'm just really blummin' happy that it has GONE! It began to suck the life out of me and the enjoyment disappeared. I don't ever want to see a person yawn again. Or maybe just for a while.

Handing it in made me happy. Happy, relieved, and grateful for the upcoming lack of reading no papers for a while and the lack of having to care about word counts and numbers. So much, that we got home, drank some cocktails, and sat and pretty much did nothing. It was great.

Other things that are making me happy lately?

  1. My friends. Just lately I have been appreciating my friends more than ever. My heart just fills up when I think about them, and I can't help but realise how lucky I am. I have the best friends ever, I just want to hug every single one of them.

  2. Tulips. For the first time ever, I bought myself flowers, and I don't understand why I've never done it before! They look so pretty and I feel like a proud flower mumma.

  3. Rollercoaster Tycoon 4 on iPad. Once I start playing a game, I become obsessed. This is my new obsession. (Friend code: PBP8LE)

  4. Chocolate. I just love chocolate.

  5. Bunny cuddles. I can pick Raph up and give him a squeeze whenever I like, and he doesn't even hate me for it. I love him.

  6. The sun! IT HAS ARRIVED!

  7. Cleaning. Okay, this is weird, right?? But when you have something important to do, it almost feels as if cleaning/tidying becomes a procrastination technique. So, now everything's done, I can finally spend time tidying and cleaning, and it's so strangely satisfying.


  9. Getting some spare time to spend on my project life and my blog. Two things that I've been waiting for!

  10. Easter break. A.k.a. my birthday.
All of these things are super simple, but I just feel so content when I think about them. 
What is your current happy thing?

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Shattered sight

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Imagine if we all just saw the bad in each other. Imagine if every single part of you that is mean, selfish and rude, got told to you by a confrontational friend or family member. Imagine every bad thought running through your head during the day being directed at you.

I watched an episode of OUAT the other day where a spell was cast so that they all only saw the bad in each other. They all only saw what they disliked about the person and what they disliked about themselves. There were dwarves fighting on the street and Prince Charming and Snow White didn’t half have an abusive argument. And Snow White even had a fist fight with the Evil Queen – all pretty funny when you think about it in that fairytale way.

It got me thinking though. If that spell was cast over us all right now, what would the people surrounding me in my life say to me? How much of what I do and say in a day is enough to affect somebody enough that it is deep down held against me?

For the past few years, I really have tried my hardest to become a nicer person. I wasn’t the greatest kid in school, I wasn’t the friendliest being in college, but coming to university, I made a pact to myself to be kinder.

I admit I have a terrible habit of snapping at people when I get in bad moods, intolerance of people that don’t understand when to give up, and the well-known ‘insult your best friends’ habit. I am blunt towards people that say dumb things and cannot stand people who think they are right all of the time. I push away potential love interests, and I have little patience for people that ask loads of questions. I can be blunt at times and I can say things that instantly make me want to bop my head against the nearest wall.

If the spell was cast, I’m pretty certain all of these things would come up, and they wouldn’t surprise me at all. If anything else came up? It would hurt, because I really do try.

I make a conscious effort to be friendly to everybody that I come across, without batting an eyelid at what their appearance may be. I always say please and thank you and I use manners no matter what. Despite my impatience, I always force a smile and be as helpful as I can be, and when people believe they’re right (When it’s painfully obvious that they’re wrong), I make sure that I say ‘ok’ and end the conversation before I speak derogatory terms. I really do try. And I hope I try hard enough that people don’t actually notice that I’m internally battling against any bad egg inside of me. Hopefully one day I won’t have to try anymore.

I think there are a lot of people in the world that don’t realise that what they do and say affects the people around them. There are people that openly judge others based on their appearance. There are people that say rude comments to your face and try and laugh it off as if it’s a joke, when actually, it really hurt your feelings. Unfortunately, there are even some people that are well aware that it hurt your feelings and don’t give a flying duck.

Where I’m going with this is that I think we should all imagine that the spell has been casted. What would be said to you? Would you be expecting it? Or is it the bad parts of yourself that you wish you could hide? Or maybe don’t even try to hide?

I think that we should be much more aware of what we say and do to people. It really does come down to treating others as if you’d wish to be treated. It’s important that we work on ourselves to make ourselves the best that we can be, and if that means have internal battles to keep bad things in, then you do that! It shows that your voice is the strongest part of you. You can think bad things in your head if you have to, my god, the amount of cursing I have done at people whilst giving them a huge grin at work is unreal. But my thoughts will never affect somebody’s day. They’ll never enter that person’s head and make them second guess themselves, feel sad or have something to hold against me in life. I really do think that that is important.

So, if the spell was cast right now? Well, I’d hope that I’d be prepared for what people would say to me. And the important thing is, is that I know these things and I know that I am on the road to changing them.

How about you?

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12 things that I’ve learnt whilst doing my dissertation

Monday, 16 March 2015

We all know that I’m currently doing my dissertation. God forbid if I let any of you forget about it. Sharing the pain is somewhat easing my poor brain, as a fair few of you are also in this struggle and we can all moan together! But since things have started getting serious, I’ve learnt a few things.
  1. The library is a god damn awful place to work. People talking EVERYWHERE. People distracting you EVERYWHERE.

  2. But you are in some form of relationship with it, and you just cannot leave. If I stay in the library, even if I sit on my phone, I’m clearly being productive because I am here.

  3. Games are 10x more addictive than normal. I’ll just play this game for 13 more minutes, so then its 3’o clock, and then I’ll start my work again.

  4. Watching TV feels so bad it’s good. Teletubbies? OH MY GOD, this is my FAVOURITE programme. I’m going to binge watch this because I have no worries or anything else productive to do.

  5. Eating becomes procrastinating with a great excuse. Oh, it’s dinner time already? Great! Time to take a break and eat.

  6. You become obsessed with word counts. Normal conversation does not exist without ‘how many words did you get done today?’, ‘Oooh, how many words have you got left to do?’. It’s exhausting.

  7. You hate everybody that has finished. It doesn’t matter that they began before you or spent more time working on it. You hate them. Why did they betray your trust like that?

  8. You’ll use the knowledge that people have done less than you as an internal superpower. You won’t even feel bad about it. ‘Oh shit, noo, you haven’t even started that bit?’ HA, YES, ONE-UP!

  9. You turn down plans because you have a dissertation to do. And then spend the whole day procrastinating anyway.

  10. Your other lectures and assignments have absolutely no relevance in your life any more. Keep up with my other assignments and lectures too?! Are you JOKING?!

  11. Any music in your ears whilst typing is the bomb. You never realised how much you can dance to a song until you have to concentrate on something more important.

  12. You class somebody that is breathing, blinking, sneezing or typing as distracting. And if they’re distracting you, you clearly cannot work.

Who’s feeling me here?

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Gifts for the Impossible Mother

Monday, 9 March 2015

When it comes to Mother's Day suggestions, people are forever suggesting flowers, jewellery, beauty, and fragrances. My Mum? She doesn't enjoy any of that kind of stuff. She hardly wears jewellery, rarely wears make-up, sticks to the same perfumes, and flowers? Let's just say that I'm glad she has more skills looking after little humans!

So, I'm pushing all of these gift guides aside and making room for my own - for the impossible mother. If you don't have a mother that sits and goes 'ohh, I don't knowww' every time you ask for gift ideas, then you're a lucky, lucky person! It's a blummin' nightmare.

Barburrito Masterclass

Thursday, 5 March 2015

I only had my first ever burrito last year. I wasn't really sure what to get, so I just copied my friend and it was just a bit... bland. Because of that, I never really understood the fascination. Fast forward a few months and I headed to Barburrito with N, with little expectations, and a drive of hunger rather than interest. I loved it. There were so many flavours! Ever since then, I find myself heading to a Barburrito whenever I have the chance, choosing it in the likes of Trafford Centre's Orient.


Tuesday, 3 March 2015

If you told me eight months ago when I published my first ever post on elelibee, that I would find a group of amazing friends through blogging that I would speak to every single day, I would have probably have snorted and gone 'aw, that would be dead cute wouldn't it'. Eight months later and I am lucky enough to have been blessed with just that.

Life Lately ♡

Thursday, 26 February 2015

It's been a while since I posted - Mostly because third year is taking over my existence, and keeping a social life on top of that pushes my little piece of the internet to the side a bit. So, here is a little update on what I have been up to over the past couple of weeks :)

I also currently have a hamster trying to nibble my finger every time it goes near him on the keyboard. I swear he thinks he owns my laptop. Little monkey.

Young love

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Image found on Pinterest
Valentine's is close and it's my second ever one alone since I started secondary school (I'm not sure whether this is pretty good or pretty bad going). So, since this year is another Galentine's day, I thought I'd give you a run down of my Valentine's from the age of 12-16. I think you can figure out whether they were true love or not ;) and you can also laugh at my absolute horrendous morals. I'm a good girl now, I promise.

You are.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Photo by Ema Crompton

Cross-legged, cup of tea to my left and the humdrum of whatever e4 has to offer today in the background, I thought I'd have a little chit chat with you guys.

I've been to a fair few events and done quite a few things lately, including the reon rave, vegas event, #nyldnmeet, and another event that I have yet to post - and because of these, I haven't been writing quite as personal as I originally was. I miss sharing with you guys.
I don't want to be one of those kinds of people that has a blog full of posts that are repetitive and expected, I want to keep it as my own personal place - like a diary - as well as documenting all of the (super cool) things that I get up to. So, here I am, blabbering away.


Friday, 6 February 2015

It's been almost a week since this little gem happened, but it deserves a place in my blog, purely because it's one of my favourite days of the year so far!

I kept seeing talk of this meet on twitter, but due to the distance and my complete lack of knowing people, I sort of shied away at the prospect of it. I eventually told myself to stop being such a wimp and signed up to go, RSVP-ing pretty much straight away.
I'm so happy I did.

Charlie Simpson @ Gorilla, MCR

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Once known for his bushy-eyebrows in Busted, to the front man of rock band Fightstar, Charlie Simpson has made his way into the world of solo artists, proving that his voice can even reach the mellow sounds of country-folk.


Monday, 2 February 2015

America is my dream Ask anybody I know where I most want to go in the world and they'll, without hesitation, say America. Any way I can get close to the country, I will grasp with both hands. So, when an invite dropped into my inbox inviting me to a Vegas night of glam in Manchester, I immediately RSVP'd - even a snippet of the party city was great for me!

Richmond Tea Rooms

Friday, 16 January 2015

There nothing much that I love more in life than tea and cake.
No matter what time, what day, what occasion, if tea and cake is offered, I'm there!

Bill's Breakfast

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. If I could eat breakfast for my three meals a day, there's no doubt that I would happily do that.

Beating January Blues.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Photo of me by Mel Knight

January is always the month where you set goals, get excited for the year ahead and plan everything out neatly in your brand new diary. But, ultimately, you still get down in the dumps.

January blues is a thing. The days are short and grey, your bank account looks emaciated, and you're paying for that horrendous (but, let's admit, it was great) diet  that you have been gorging on over the past few weeks. You feel fed up, spiritless and bored. And don't even get me started on having to go back to work/school/university - where on earth did Christmas break even go?!

The Piano Man

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Photo taken in Sheffield Train Station, UK

I sighed and groaned as my Starbucks lid failed to live up to it's job and tea launched itself out of the drinking hole.