Friday, December 23, 2011

The Land of Pyramids, Day 1

As I sit here typing this, I am currently in a gorgeous hotel lobby, with a card that allows me to have free drinks and I have just finished tanning and going for a swim in the 30 degrees pool. I can tell you this, I am sure that this Christmas in Egypt will be one of the best that I have celebrated so far.

The plane over was about 5 hours long, so it was a bit tedious, but good old doodle jump and my trusty iPod kept me company for the journey- I also got a new high score, it's something like 39,724! Throughout the journey we flew over many countries and islands, and we saw beautiful snow covered mountains and just the most amazing views, and as my dad ordered me, I took many pictures. However, when the plane started to descend we flew over the most magnificent orange deserts and mountains, they were spectacular. I definitely took enough pictures of the orange rocks, so I will post one for you.

However, as my dad unfortunately fell over the day before we left, he has been having to walk using a walking stick, and he has had many wheelchair and buggy rides in the airport. So as he was in a wheel chair, we have been able to skip all the baggage queues and things like that. Also, when we arrived in Sharm El Sheikh, we got to go in the ambi-lift, as my dad couldn't climb down the stairs. But oh my God, during that 1 and a half minute ride, me and my mum couldn't stop laughing! The driver must have been having a bad day, as all he was doing was shouting at people, hooting his horn, over taking everyone and as we were standing up and just holding onto a rope, it was quite hard not to fall over.

After the ambi-lift experience my dad got into another wheelchair and of you are planning on going to Sharm El Sheikh anytime soon, just a little warning- there is seriously no health and safety. For example, as the guy helping my dad was trying to get us to our designated coach as quickly as possible, my mum was told to poke her head through the flap of the conveyor belt and point out to the man which suitcases were ours. Then he would chuck them on the belt and we would pick them up. But as he was just literally chucking the suitcases on the conveyor belt, all of the suitcases were piling up where the end of the belt was, causing a massive pile up of suitcases ending out with all of them going on the floor. Honestly, they were all just on the floor and there was no one there to do anything about it. All I could do was laugh s I just found it so god damn funny!

After our chaotic experience at the airport, it was nice to be greeted by drummers, flower garland and iced tea at the hotel. We are staying at the 'Baron Resort' and so far it has been really good. Apart from the fact that when I had a hair wash after swimming toady, the shower sort of leaked and there was a mini flood in the bathroom. But that's fine! The fact that we are on all inclusive makes up for it. We can go anywhere we want in the hotel and order food and drinks for free- all we need to do is show the card and that's it. But of we loose the card we have to pay $100- that's US dollars, so there is no way in hell that I am letting that little card out of my sight.

So I am about to go to dinner now, so I will just post some pictures from the plane, including one of me and my dad just trying to kill some time on photobooth. If I don't write anything tomorrow then MERRY CHRISTMAS! I will be at a Christmas Eve Gala in one of  the neighbouring hotels, so that promises to be quite good- all I need is tasty food and I'm sorted.


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holidays are Coming...

So as I sit here typing this, I have just finished packing for my first Christmas away from home. My amazing parents booked a Christmas vacation in Egypt and tomorrow we fly to London to spend a day shopping before departing to the Land of Pyramids. I am excited to say the least, so I thought I would post you all a picture of my packing. I personally thought that I packed quite light, but as I hauled my suitcase downstairs, it is anything but light.

However, I literally can't wait to drag my rock of a suitcase into the airport tomorrow early in the morning and jump onto the plane to spend a day in London. I'm not sure when I will post next, but there is wifi in the hotel in Egypt, so I will bring my trusty mac over to the Land of Pyramids so that I will be able to post some pictures and just document what I have done (even if it is just tanning by the pool!)


Friday, December 16, 2011

Video of the Week

This week I have picked a video that I first heard about on Greg James/ show on BBC Radio 1. If you are a regular listener, then you will know that his record of the week this week was 'Lonely Boy' by the Black Keys and after watching the video I LOVE IT!!!!! If I could dance half as well as the guy in this video, then I would be one happy bunny.

So please, get off you arse, turn this up loud, and try out a few of this guy's moves. Trust me, it is one hell of a laugh... Lonely Boy by The Black Keys Official Music Video

Also, today my dear old mum brought me the cutest jumper that has completly made my day. That's me in the picture (also with my new straight hair from the hairdressers today), enjoying my Christmas jumper. I though you would like to see my ugly mug in a Christmassy mood, as today is really the first day that I have felt really Christmassy. I;m not really sure why, I have been ill for the past few days- so I'm blaming that.

Anyway, I am going away on holiday with the family next week (the first time that we have been away for Christmas together) and I am really looking forward to it! We are going to Egypt, and I am sososo excited and getting really ecstatic about the fact that I will be getting away from the torrential rain that Jersey is having at the moment and receiving a bit of winter sun. But I have to say, this first term at school has felt like it has been dragging on for ages- there have been way to many Mondays.

But as this is my first proper post in what seems like ages, I haven't really said anything about what I have done recently. I'll write some more posts later, but I have just finished stage managing my school's production this year of 'Grimm Tales'. It was really stressful at times, as there was so much work and organisation involved, but looking back on it, it was really worth it and it was actually quite fun. I was quite sad to see it go, but I thought I would post some pictures of the amazing set that we created during Tech club for it.

So while you are watching my video of the week, I hope that you are all scoffing your faces. After all, it is the season to be jolly, and I don't know about you, but food makes me one of the jolliest people alive (some might say even more jolly that the big red man himself!)


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Video of the Past 2 Weeks

I know I have been horrible with this posting at the moment, so here is a video that will seriously make your day.

My amazing sister made this for me and it really got me in the Christmas mood.

Enjoy! Here is the Portable North Pole


Friday, November 25, 2011

Video of the Week

All I seem to be doing every time I post (correction- when I find time to post) is apologising. I am sorry that I have been a rubbish blogger for the past few weeks, and the annoying thing is I have soooo much to post about, mainly my Gran's 80th, my 16th (including my a-ma-ziiiiing present), A-Levels, the school production, falling over, murder, origami, my growing tetris addiction and a new shop (which remain nameless) that has recently opened in Jersey- and I have a little rant about it as well, just for your entertainment.

So the only thing that I have remained faithful to on here is my video of the week, so without further ado my video of the week this week is 'Cats Running on a Treadmill'. I don't know why, it just makes me laugh. But you have to admire their determination, and just watch how fast their little legs move!

To watch it this week, just click on this link; Cats Running on a Treadmill


P.S- The photo is just me with a chocolate face- my idea of heaven ;)

Friday, November 18, 2011

Video of the Week

Dear Readers,

I realise that I have been insufficent with posting for the past week, and I do apologise. However, I promise to make it up to you with my video of the week this week. I promise you that it is a corker.

To my sister's surprise, I have never seen this video before tonight, and if you have seen it before then just watch it again, it is that good.

This week my video of the week is 'Baby Monkey Riding on a Pig Backwards'. It is hilarious and the song laid on top of the video is pure genius.

Please enjoy and I hope that that this will make your day a little bit brighter;

Baby Monkey Riding on a Pig Backwards


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Video of the Week

Sorry that I haven't really posted since last Friday (and that this video is a day late), it's just that I have been revising and I try not to go on the computer so that I won't get distracted. But all should get back to normal next week after my exam.

So the video this week is one that I showed to my English class on Tuesday when I delivered a speech about the environment. I won't go on about the environment on here (trust me I could), but when you do watch this video please look out for all the symbolisim in it regarding the environment.

The video this week is 'Kings and Queens' by 30 Seconds to Mars, and this is my favourite music video of all time, it just makes me so happy when I watch it, and the song is amazing as well. Whenever I here the first chants of the Echelon at the beginning of the song I can't help but sing along- that may be a bad thing as I can't really sing, but I don't care when a good song is playing.

So relax and enjoy the sensational sounds of 30 Seconds to Mars, with my video of the week;

Kings and Queens by 30 Seconds to Mars Official Music Video


Friday, November 4, 2011

Video of the Week

This week I have decided to show you a video that I first saw a few weeks ago. It was on our PSE Day, and we were shown this at the end of the day. It's called the 'Social Media Revolution 2011', and the stats in it are shocking, as well as fascinating.

Also, I love the backing music. It's called 'Baba Yetu' by Christopher Tin, and I only found this out today, but it is the Lord's Prayer but in Swahili. I have to say it sounds a lot more upbeat though.

So please enjoy this week's video of the week, the 'Social Media Revolution'.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Merry Christmas, Everyone

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, but I have been a bit busy (the picture proves it). Sadly I have been revising... an annoying and boring topic I know, and now my bedroom has many mathematical posters on the walls. But the sad part is that I haven't even covered half of the topic yet.

On a happier note, today me and my sister were dancing to 'Merry Chritsmas Everyone' by Shakin' Stevens (I think that's the right one). And no, we didn't put on a CD, it was on the Radio. Radio 1 to be exact during the Scott Mills Show at about 6 ish. We were prancing around the kitchen together in a joyous fashion and it really got me thinking. Now that we are in Novemebr, we are basically in the run up to Christmas. So I think that we should all embrace this news and get in the Christmasy spirit.

After all, I have already purchased my Where's Wally advent calender- well, I did that at the beginning of October.



Monday, October 31, 2011

Who You Gonna Call? GHOST BUSTERS!

I actually quite like Halloween. I don't mind it when little kids knock on my door to carry out the tradition of trick or treating. I sometimes can't help but open the door to great the little 'uns to an 'aww', as some of their costumes are so cute.

However, what does bug me is when older kids don't make an effort and still expect sweets. My mum stood up to them this year and forced some teenagers to put on their masks in order to get their desired treats. This made me laugh so much, as she still refused to give 2 oyt of the 4 boys the sweets when they refused to put their masks back on.

So I think we should take a leaf out of my mum's book for next year. If you aren't going trick or treating, maybe you should make the older ones who do embarass themseleves by making them wear their costumes. This could become a bit of fun on behalf of the treat giver outers, we need to make the night fun and not get pissed off every time a little child rings the door bell.

I just thought that I would post a picture of my Halloween costume from last year. Me and my sister went as Jedward (the annoying X Factor twins), and we went in their Ghost Buster costumes. We went full out and had tin foil covered rucksacks and evrything. We even made masks.

So lets all learn from this years events, and make next year an even better Haloween, by embarassing the teenagers who think that they can scrounge free sweets off of strangers. I can tell that it's going to be fun.


Saturday, October 29, 2011

Snacks Galore

I had the cutest little surprise from my Auntie Di today. She brought me and my family a haloween cupcake each (the one in the picture). I had mine after tea tonight and it was delicious. It had rich chocolate butter icing on top, with a really tasty orange pumpkin on top of that. I'm not sure what the pumpkin was made out of, but it was my favourite part. However, the cake itself, was a lovely chocolaty muffin sort of mixture. I love it when I recieve unexpected gifts, especially when they taste so good.

Take today for example, I haven't exactly had the best day (a few people have decided to upset me and I'm not really sure why). However, my darling of a mum knew this, and so when she went to Waitrose this afternoon-other supermarkets are avialable- she bought me back a pack of dried mango- my absolute favourite snack- and to top it off she also bought me a little tub of Ben and Jerry's cookie dough ice cream! I was beside myself. I have almost finished the whole pack of mango, and I am saving the other half of the ice cream for tomorrow night. It can be my X Factor ice cream.

So today has been a day of ups and downs for me, but it is on the up now, as I went supermarket deal hunting with my Uncle and picked up a lobster from Waitrose for a fiver! I can't wait to have it for lunch tomorrow, I have never tried it before- I'll take a picture of it for you, don't worry.


Friday, October 28, 2011

Video(s) of the Week

It's that time again, and this week my video of the week comes in two parts.

Some of you may have seen this before, and if you watched Rd Nose Day in March this year then you deffinitely would have. My sister was watching these earlier, and it made me realise that this part was the highlight of my night.

For those of you who don't know, Comic Relief is a charity that helps people living in poverty in Great Britain and in Africa. Their motto is 'do something funny for money', and this is deffinitely true in this case.

The three woman in these videos are Miranda Heart, Claudia Winkleman and Roxy Heart. I'm sure you will agree that after watching these videos, that they are all very funny woman, especially when in a kitchen.

The basis for these videos is that they are preparing a meal for top food critics and the Prime Minister (David Cameron), at number 10, in a Master Chef style show. It is extremly funny, especially due to the fact that none of them can cook, and one doesn't even know how to use a whisk.

So please, sit back, relax and don't be afraid to laugh out loud with my video(s) of the week: Master Chef at No 10.

Part 1:
Part 2:


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mother Nature Hates Me

I've had an eventful day today. I don't know if some people will call it that, I didn't do that much. But it's eventful aswhat I did, will stay wit hme for the next 10 years. Yes. That's right. Today, I had my passport photo taken.

The day started off alright, I went to the hairdresser's, I got my hair cut and straightened. Then I went to get a cheeky free make over at MAC (I came out of it with a foundation, concealer and brush- but a girl needs make-up!) Then the horror started happening. My hair started to get a life of it's own and decided to frizz up on me. Mother Nature didn't really help, she thought it would be a good idea and decided that it would be funny if I looked like a drowned rat in my photo. But you know what, I came prepared with frizz-ease in my bad and everything, just incase such a situation would occur.

So I arrived at the photo shop with relitavely frizzy hair and huddled under my umbrella. Then it happened. When the guy was about  to take my photo, I got into a giggle fit. If you don't know, this could be the worse possible thing to happen when taking your passport photo, as you are not allowed to smile. It seemed like this fit went on for ever, but I finally pulled a 'straight' face long enough and got the photo. Or so I thought. A few minutes after, the guy came out again and said that the picture of me was too smiley, and that he needed to take it again.

At this moment in time, the poor photographer looke dpretty fed up. I think he was in his 20's and I'm pretty sure that a hysterical/derranged teenager was the last thing that he needed on a Thursday afternoon. But thankfully, this time I didn't get into any fits of laughter, and after about the third shot, I was sort of happy with the outcome. However, let me just say that the photo taken was the best of a bad bunch. I have realised that I have quite a chubby face, because of this, I now have a photo where it looks like I have eaten a whole bag of oreos right before it being taken. I have this photo in my passport for the next 10 years. I will be almost 26 years if age when I can finally change the photo. I'm just counting down the days.

All I can say that it is better than my last photo. Last time I had a cold- big red nose and swollen eyes included. So one positive thing is that I don't look like Rudolph the bleedin Red Nose Reindeer.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Chocolatey Incident

Today's post is a valuable messgae for all you readers. Please take it seriously, I had to learn this life changing lesson the hard way...

I have just come back from town with my friend. I had many errands to complete today, so I thought that I would treat myself to a lovely, warm hot chocolate on this cold and windy day. I don't think that I am the only person that has done this before, but as I was so eager to drink my chocolate drink, I burnt my tongue on the first sip.

As I write this, I am sitting in my chair with my tongue hanging out due to the fact that it hurts too much to put back in my mouth. I may look like an idiot, but the rest of my family are out of the house, so I can turn my music up really loud and sing along to it- which isn't really working with the tongue problem.

The reason why I look like an idiot at the moment, is that I am very impatient, and when I buy a hot chocolate I sip it straight away, without letting it cool down first. DON'T DO THIS! For the sake of your tongue, please let the hot drink of your choice cool first, so that you don't end out like me. 

Don't get me wrong, the hot chocolate was lovely, but when I consumed my spicy chicken and pasta salad afterwards, it started to hurt and tingle a bit more. But I was too hungry to care, so I gulfed it back. I am now paying the price of my impatientness.

So please learn a very valuable lesson from todays post- Don't drink your hot chocolate/any hot liquid too quickly after you purchase it. Otherwise you will be like me with your tongue hanging out of your mouth looking like a right wally.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Food Glorious Food

I had myself a foody weekend this week. Its the first weekend of our half term, and my mum and dad took me out to this cute restaurant on St. Ouens Bay called 'El Tico's'. I love it there, especially the amazing chocolate brownie that they sell.

So as I'm as greddy as ever, I had a big bowl of spaghetti carbonara (which I didn't finish), and then as I was desperate for the browine, I also had that (which I also didn't finish). And as you can imagine, as my eyes are bigger than my belly, I was literally waddling out of the restaurant. I couldn't move that much afterwards, but it was so worth it. I love the food at that place.

Also, last night I went to a Chinese Restaurant near my house called 'The Mandarin Room', which I have never been to before. I went with a few of my friends and it was really nice. Me and my friend shared a portion of special fried rice, capital spare ribs, and crispy shreded duck rolls. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I love Chinese food, everyone needs a good helping of MSG every now and then.

And to top off my weekend of being extremly greedy, my dad is taking me and my sister out for lunch today. I don't know how I'm going to do it, but I'm sure I'll find a way.

As you're reading this, you're probably wondering why I'm not the size of Mount Everest at the moment. But to stay a little bit healthy this half term, I am going to two lessons of 'Zumba', my first one being tonight. I have been to 'Zumba' once before and if you're not afraid of making a fool of yourself at the beginning, then it is great fun. This is the type of exercise that I actually enjoy and I am really excited to do it again tonight!

If you have tried 'Zumba' before or want to tell me anything regarding this post or any previous ones, then please comment below. I haven't had one yet and I would love to reply to anything that you ask (in context of course). 

P.S. I saw the picture at the top of this post and thought that it related quite a bit to how I felt eating my many servings of food for the past few days.  


Friday, October 21, 2011

Video of the Week

I love Ed Sheeran, and I was lucky enough to see him this summer when he came to Jersey for Jersey Live this year. He was amazing, and he is so talented to do the thing with the loop pedal while he is singing and playing his guitar.

So this week, my video of the week has to be his music video to his song 'Lego House'. Rupert Grint features in this video, and I have to say, when you get to the end it is very funny. This song has been stuck in my head all day, so I think it is only fitting that Ed is on my blog this week. 

I know that the picture on the side isn't the best of quality, but I took it when I was standing in the middle of a crowd. But I think that you can tell that it is Ed Sheeran.

I hope you enjoy the music video.


Friday, October 14, 2011

'I need a new suitcase deffinitely'

Sorry that I haven't posted for a while, but I have sort of thought of a new feature.

I am thinking of doing a video of the week, I will probably post it every Friday/Saturday, and I have already got one for this week.

I think most people have heard of these two little girls, they are the ones that really like Nicki Minaj and are always dressed in the princess/fairy pink costumes. If you have seen the main interview from 'Ellen', then you will know that they were sent on a shopping spree, and this video literally has me laughing so much that my sides hurt.

I think that the one with the brown hair (Sophia) has way more attitude then any teenager I've met. But she does make me laugh quite a bit. Plus, they are both really really cute.

So my video of the week this week, is 'Sophia Grace and Rosie Go Shopping!'. I hope you enjoy it.


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Features are Calling

For some reason I'm having a mental block and can't think of anything to write about. I know some people would say 'well don't write anything then', but I hate the fact that I haven't written on here for the past few days.

I read other blogs and see that they have different features and things like that, so I might start to think of some over the following days. I can't promise that they will be interesting, but you don't learn without making a few mistakes along the way!

P.S I also blame my mental block on the crap weather that Jersey is experiencing at the moment, I haven't been outside today due to the fact that the wind is the horrible icy kind. The picture on the side made me laugh, but sadly it failed in giving me any new ideas- also, I think my typing is going down the pan, my fingers don't really know where the keys are today...


Thursday, October 6, 2011

R.I.P Steve Jobs

Death is hard to deal with no matter who it is. Whether it's someone really close to you, or someone you just know of. Either way, as humans, we are compelled to feel sadness and sympathy whenever we hear about someone's sad passing.

Yesterday a true visionary in the world of technology sadly passed away after struggling to fight against pancreatic cancer. At the age of 56, Steve Jobs sadly passed away after changing the world with how we think about technology. As the C.E.O of 'Apple', he helped people around the world open their eyes to the way that we see technology and think about what is possible for the future.

The only thing that I own that is 'Apple' related is an iPod Touch. Even though most of us think that iPods are just regular everyday objects now, if we went back 20 years, there was nothing like that in the world at all. I find it hard to believe that only a couple of decades ago, people weren't even dreaming that technology like this could ever exist. However, it only takes one person with an idea to change this. That man was Steve Jobs. And no matter how long 'Apple' lasts for, whenever I think of technology now, the only person that I can think of is Steve Jobs. For he was that man that was brave enough to keep on pushing through when people told him that his ideas would never work. But that's the point in dreaming isn't it? You keep going when people tell you that you will never make it, and you don't stop until you reach your goal.

R.I.P Steve Jobs, and thank you for showing us to never give up on our dreams.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Incy Wincy Spider- well, not anymore...

I feel like that I've have neglected my blog for quite a while, I think it's because I've been ill and homework has really started to pile up.

So to say sorry, I thought that you might like to see a picture of Charlotte (the spider from a previous post), becasue I think that she has got a bit bigger. And also, I have treated you to a picture of my cat asleep. At the time I thought that I needed to take a picture of her because the song on the radio was 'Dynamite' by Taio Cruz, and I thought that she had the hand movements down to a tee. And just incase you haven't heard that song before, one of the lines is 'I throw my hands up in the air sometimes'- I think it's funny, but maybe it's my odd sense of humour.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Great Blackout of 2011

For the past few days I have been at home in bed ill. I still I am, I just wanted to write something on here because I'm missing it.

Last night my dad went to pick up my mum and my sister, leaving me in the house on my own, cooking my fish fingers and baked beans. I didn't mind this, I enjoyed the peace and quiet. However, I didn't enjoy the fact that about 2 minutes after my dad left, there was a blackout across the whole of Jersey, lasting what must have been just short of half an hour. Luckily, I knew where the matches were, and my mother loves scented candles. So I was fine on the lighting front. Also, if you remember Charlotte from a previous post, she was also out to keep me company. So I wasn't going to turn into the crazy cat lady off of the Simpsons- my cats buggered off anyway.

But sitting surrounded by candles, on my own, playing solitaire, really made me think about how much we need electricity. It got me thinking about what we would do if electricity was never invented. First of all, fish fingers and baked beans wouldn't be that much nice of a meal as it normally would, but second, as it was really dark outside, I wouldn't really know what to do in the winter. I think I would be pretty screwed. I couldn't log on to the computer to talk to friends on facebook, I couldn't finish cooking my tea, I couldn't listen to the radio, I had to go upstairs armed with a candle- proper Downton Abby style- just to find my mobile phone, as the house phone wasn't working. I think I would have made a rubbish cave man. I would be the one sitting in the corner of the cave near the fire. But it did make me think. I had to so that I wouldn't get scared at every sound I heard. Also, mum was out taking the dog for a walk so I couldn't even play with Harvey.

So after having an ephiny, finishing my game of solitaire and eating all of the dried mango in the house, the lights came back on and so Jersey's blackout came to a close. My family arrived home about 20 minutes later to find me in bed eating my fish finger sandwich and mushy baked beans. I left the beans- they didn't really cook that well. In all honesty, I think I enjoyed the blackout, it was peaceful and I actually won my game of solitaire!


Friday, September 23, 2011

Music, Music and More Music

So I finally have all the albums that I ordered last week. I am so happy, so happy infact that I took a picture of the three of them for you.

My favourite from 'Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge' is 'Helena', from 'The Black Parade' is 'Dead!' and from 'Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys' is either 'S/C/A/R/E/C/R/O/W' or 'Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)'. I have had all the songs stuck in my head for ages, I LOVE ALL OF THEM!

If you have them or like any of the songs or even know any albums that I might like- I'm always open to loving new music- please comment or something like that at the bottom of the post.

And the other picture is of my favourite CDs from my small collection, I'll do a list of all of them below;

My Chemical Romance- The Black Parade
Florence and the Machine- Lungs
Paramore- Riot
Chris Moyles- Parody Album
My Chemical Romance- Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Paramore- All We Know is Falling
Muse- The Revolution
Thirty Seconds to Mars- This is War
Paramore- Brand New Eyes
My Chemical Romance- Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Don't be afraid to dance like a complete fool

Thought that I would try and post a link of which song puts me in an amazingly happy mood. And if you feel like it, then just turn up the volume and dance like no one's watching- don't worry, I will be.



Sunday, September 18, 2011

Someone invent a time machine please

'Give up' is a phrase I don't really like. I know I do it a lot, but I prefer to use other words. I know when things get hard it may look like I seem to take the easy way out, but sometimes I know that it's for the best.

We learnt about something called utilitarianism a few years ago, and it helps you make the right decision using different methods. I think I might tend to use this as an excuse to stop when the going gets tough, but I don't feel bad afterwards. People always tell me that I will regret things, but I don't. I just tend to learn from the mistakes that I have made. After all, it's the only thing you can really do can't you? Well, unless you have a time machine and all that. However, sometimes I don't regret things that people think I should. I'm not sure if that makes me a bad person or anything, but I think I pretty much know what I'm doing most of the time. And even if I don't, I think I'll be alright if I 'go with the flow'. I don't need to make things perfect all the time. I'm only human anyway.

On a different note, I have finally ordered the albums that I have been wanting to get for a while. They're meant to arrive within 3-5 working days, so I'll take a picture of them when they arrive. I know that they have been out for a while, but I have sort of just got into this music in the summer after watching the band perform at Reading. I have always known of the band, but I only listened to their music when it was on the radio and I actually really like their stuff. My sister says that I am getting obsessed with them, but when you like a band, you want to watch their music videos and stuff.

I know that I've written a load of rubbish today, it might not make that much sense. But in my defense I was up at 6:30 and I did walk for 3 hours today in the rain...The things I'll do for charity.


Friday, September 16, 2011


They say try something new everyday, and today, I am no exception to that unwritten rule. I have finally tried the art of tele-prompting. You know, what the news readers read and everything. But let me tell you, when they make it go fast, it gets quite complicated and really hard. But it was a laugh. Well, it was until I realised that my face was being projected onto a big screen for a whole room full of people to see. Apparently it looked really professional, but I could say otherwise.

Also, even after going to a careers fair I have only realised that I am enticed by free sweets and pens. But saying that, I did get a really nice pen from a bank. Although, I am entrigued by the world of radio. I have never seen a radio station, or even been on it, but as I listen to the radio more than I watch TV, I think that it would be really interesting.

And I quite like the idea that you could be wearing your pyjamas while working.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trust me on the Sunscreen

While I was having tea tonight, we were watching 'Junior Doctors': a programme on BBC3. This got me thinking that I could never be a doctor. I don't deal well with blood -or with anything groos for that matter- I'm not the best with needles, I'm not sure I could deal with late night shifts, but most of all- I would have no idea how to deal with death. If it was all down to me and if it ended out being a decission that I made that caused my patient to die, I'm not sure that I would be able to ever set foor inside a hospital again. I would completly melt to the floor and never show my face again with the amount of guilt that I would be harbouring. However, death for every doctor is a thing that they have to deal with and I would hate to feel the pressure that they must feel when everyone is looking to them for the answers. I think I would draw a mental blank.

It's like that film with Leonardo Dicaprio in, 'Catch Me If You Can', when he pretends to be the doctor he throws up in the janitor's closet when he actually has to be faced with a patient. I think that I would spend my entire doctor's career in the janitor's closet. In fact, I think I would be best mates with the janitor.

So as I am going to a careers fair tomorrow, it has finally dawned on me that pretty soon I will be choosing A-levels, and therefore be choosing what job I want to do for the rest of my life. And in all honesty, I haven't a clue. I'm actually quite scared when it come sto the future. I know that I would like to do a job that involves travel and something that would change every day and keep my brain ticking. I quite like the idea of journalism. Maybe radio journalism? I don't think I would be able to be on TV, I hate watching myself back. I don't really want to work in an office. My mum does and keeps telling me to work hard so that I don't have to do what she does. I don't really want to be a teacher. I don't want to spend most of my life in a school. Anything to do with blood is a no-no and science isn't my best subject. But this is how bad I am when deciding what I want  to do; when I watched 'Scrubs' I wanted to be a doctor- then I realised that I didn't like blood, when I watched 'Legally Blonde' I wanted to be a lawyer- then I realised I didn't want to spend loads of time and money at university and when I watch any festivals on TV, I want to be a singer- but then I realised that I sound like a cat being strangled while drowning in the sea.

But I'm still realising that I don't have to know what I want to do for the rest of my life when I'm 15. However, I listened to a song the other day called 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)' and there's a line in it that says 'Don't feel guilty if you don't know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn't know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don't.' And it got me thinking. It might be a good idea to have a basic plan of what you might like to do and it's definitely a good idea to have dreams and goals to aim for. But I don't need to know what job I want to do. I can always change my mind and my career. Just as long as I am motivated and I know what I want to do for that period of time, I'm sure I'll be fine.
But if there's one thing I learnt from that song, it's that I should always wear sunscreen.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chucky During Maths

I was listening to Zane Lowe's show on Radio 1 last night. It was the Red Hot Chilli Peppers night, where they played the gig of them performing at Coco in London, and then onto their story. Now I'm not saying that I'm the biggest Red Hot Chilli Peppers' fan, and in all honesty, I've only heard a few of their songs before and liked them, but I've never really listened to their music before, that was until last night. So I was actually quite excited to hear a live set and then their story. But as I was really tired last night I basically laid down on my bed, closed my eyes, and relaxed. I didn't fall asleep. But I just relaxed for a while, which I think is really important.

And to be fair, I really enjoyed it. Even though I was in my room for a few hours, on my own, I found that my mood just went uphill and I felt really good afterwards. I just think music does that to you. Do you know what I mean? Music can make you feel any emotion under the sun, it just depends what genre you choose to play.

Some might think it's weird, but I like pretty much any type of music; pop, rock, country, techno, alternative rock, I don't even mind a little bit of screamo. However, my friends don't always share in my love of music, they think that I'm a bit strange sometimes, as I'm not always into the latest pop culture, but I do like to listen to things that aren't sickly sweet, but songs that actually have a proper meaning to them. Not just what you did during the weekend and how drunk you got. But I don't want to change what music I listen to, just because my friends don't like it. I do want to be my own person, and I shouldn't want to change what I like just so that my friends won't give me strange looks when they're flicking through my iPod.

And in all honesty, I think that's probably why I'm friends with the people that I am friends with. In some aspects we are completly the same, but in others, we couldn't be more different. But you know what they say, opposites attract! And to be honest, I think I've got my friends into different types of music, although, one did say to me today that they don't like any of the Foo Fighters' songs. But don't worry, I'll be working on that very soon.

On a different note, in maths today, my teacher showed us this really weird algebra method, which ended out with her drawing this scary looking face on the board. That explains the picture at the top. I couldn't resist. I need that strange chucky doll-esc thing in my life. (Sorry if the lines are a bit faint, but I think you get the picture- no pun intended). 


Monday, September 12, 2011

10 years on-

and everyone is still thinking about the appalling tragedy that happened at Ground Zero.

At 8:46 am, on the 11th September 2001, two planes crashed into the Twin Towers, killing over 2000 people. Some of these workers in the buildings, and a few hundred being the brave fire fighters who entered the building trying to save the live's of others
I was only 5 years old at the time and didn't fully understand what was going on, and to be honest, even though I'm now 15, I still can't believe that something like this has happened. I just can't understand why someone would want to drive a plane full of innocent people into a building, on purpose, in the hope of killing many others.

I wished and hoped that something like this would never happen again, but then on July 7th 2005, London was bombed. Even though the amount injured (30+) and killed (52) weren't as big, for me it scared me even more. Mainly due to the fact that it was much closer to home, and living on a small island, I can't help but think, 'What if something like that happened over here? I'm not sure I would be able to stand a chance.'

I saw a photo the other day, and on it said, 'I dream of the day my child asked me, 'what was war?' ' I looked at this and I honestly had a lump in my throat. I don't know how many times I have wished for world peace, wether it be when I blow out my birthday candles, or throw salt over my shoulder. Either way, it still hasn't happened. And every time that I hear about new wars and conflicts breaking out, I can't help but think that we have all taken one giant step back towards our goal.

One day I hope that I will have to explain to future generations what was war and how it all came to a end. But until then, my thoughts go out to all of the victims of 9/11 and to all of those still affected by it today.


Saturday, September 10, 2011

What If...

Today was prize giving at school. It's one of those events that all the students hate, not just because you have to sit there and watch the shining examples of academic achievement flounce about and collect their prizes, but due to the fact that you have to sit through loads of long teidious speeches.

Now, to be fair, I think it's good that our school gives out trophies to students, I just don't like the fact that it's the same students every year. But this year I didn't have an excuse to ridicule, as I was recieving a prize, 'The Alex Picot Prize for Progress and Determination in Mathematics KS4' to be precise. And yes, that's right, I like maths. Some might even go as far to call me a maths geek, (well, my friends do anyway).

So I'm one of those people that always think 'what if'. 'What if a giant metiorite comes and crashes into this restaurant and I don't get to eat my chocolate fudge cake for dessert?'. 'What if I play a game of football and get hit in the face and break my nose before school photos tomorrow?' Well, you'll be glad to hear that today was no exception. The standard proceedings at prize giving, is that when your name is called out, you walk up the stairs, you shake the person's hand, you recieve your prize, you walk down the stairs, you walk through the aisle, and then you return back to your seat. This might sound simple, but apparently, this isn't simple enough for a group of teenagers to grasp, so we have to have a rehearsal. However, this just made me even more nervous, as I started to realise how many things could start to go wrong. What if I tripped up the stairs, crashed straight into the person giving me the prize. Then, after getting my trophy, I fall back down the stairs, drop the prize while walking back to my seat and trip over the carpet that was laid all over the sports hall floor.

As you can tell, I wasn't too excited about walking up infront of the whole school, and parents, to do this. But it was only after my friend told me that some prizes were sharp glass ones, that I suddenly realised that this celebration might turn into something much less pretty.

So, after waiting almost an hour to recieve my prize, it was show time. I looked over to my mum and dad and saw a flash of a camera in my grinning mother's hand. I couldn't believe that my almost inament humiliation was going to be photographed, most likely published, and then stuck in the family photo album. To put it bluntly, I was bricking it.

So, as my name was called out I walked up on stage. I think maybe a little too early, and I must have looked like a right weird girl to the prize giver, as she took one glance at me and I saw a little flicker of something in her eye. But the good news was, I didn't fall up (or down) the stairs. Then, as I shook her hand, I made my way back down the stairs and then took the embarasisng walk through the audience back to my seat. Of course passing my friends on the way, who kindly made notes and scribbled all over their programmes, only to show me, gleaming massive smiles of delight, as I walked passed them.

The rest was a blur. I just remember eating a delicious chocolate brownie afterwards. Although, when my mum and dad asked me to get them one, I had to look like a right greedy ass and pick up two of the biggest brownies I could find. Then, as always, the head walks by and gives me the look of 'should you be doing that', to which I quickly scooped up my plate and shoved it at mum.

But despite all the embarassment, I did get a £50 cheque from Alex Picot Acountants, so they should be expecting a 'very nice thankyou card' (my mother's waords, not mine) very soon. And I shall also very soon be venturing on a shopping trip into town. I can pay back my mum now and get the CDs that I have been craving for ages. I know the ones that I want to get have been out for quite a while (one since 2004), but I'll probably write about them when I finally get them.

However, as I write this, I think I might have eaten one too many brownies and doughnuts this afternoon. I can barely move. I shall now have to be rolled around everywhere I go, most likely in a wheelbarrow, and be called 'barrow girl' from now on.


Charlotte's Web

I woke up this morning, and to my surprise there was this massive spider on the other side of our kitchen window. I don't mind spiders, but my sister (who ironically wants to be a vet) was absolutely petrified. However, even though I may like the look of her through a sheet of double glazed glass, I'm not saying that I would be the first in line to hold her. We're not that friendly yet.

Saying that, I couldn't stop looking at the 'little' beauty, she has really cool stripes up her legs. So I thought I would take a picture of her to show you all.

Also, I have decided to call her Charlotte, she has made an amazing web and everything.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Remember Girls-

always wear clean underwear and keep your feet clean, you never know when you might be taken to hospital.

always keep your house neat and tidy, you never know when you might get burgled.
These are just a few of my favourite quotes from my favourite Gran. But you have to admit, they make a lot of sense.


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Guilty Pleasures

I know some might think that I am out of my mind, but at the moment I love watching Big Brother. I know that most people think it's stupid, but for some reason I love watching people in a house talking and making complete idiots out of themselves. And as the first series of the Celebrity version on Channel 5 is coming to an end, I think it's time for me to announce my love for Jedward.

Say what you want about them, but those boys are just great entertainment. They both live on a completly different planet and most of the time I don't understand what is going through their minds when they decide to do the things they do. But to be honest, I think it would be quite an eye opener and a great experience to spend a day in their shoes. I think it would make me realise that we only live once and that we should all take life as it comes.

So let's all follow in Jedward's footsteps, (it obviously works for them, they've met Obama).

Almost there...

I almost have enough money to buy the albums that I've wanted for quite a while. But as soon as I realised this, I then remembered that I still owe my mum £30. A little bit of a bummer...


Just messing around-

learning how to post pictures. It's my dog by the way, just incase you were wondering, (and it was the royal wedding, we don't normally make him wear a union jack hat).


It's always quite awkward-

writing a first post, it's meant to tell everyone what your blog is going to be about, but I don't really know myself. So please, don't expect anything amzing, (it's what I had on my mind). 
I've always wanted to write a blog, but I've never seemed to find the time or place to do it. Maybe it's because I have nothing interesting to write, maybe it's due to the fact that sometimes I'm too lazy to do anything, but the main reason is I'm just worried that no one will read it or just laugh at me when I post something.

However, I've been reading quite a few blogs lately, (especially band ones) and have realised that I shouldn't care what people think. A blog is somewhere you can write something down and not be afraid that people will judge you and make funny comments. It's meant to be your own safe haven. Somewhere you can go to escape it all and feel comfortable for who you are, that's what I hope this will be for me.

So, to keep up in true blog fashion, I will be trying to post almost everyday, (definitely once a week) in the hope that if you enjoy what I write you might want to carry on reading it. And in all honesty, even if I get absolutely no views, I don't really care, I'll just be happy that I get to write what I want down on my own blog and feel happy doing it.

And you never know, I might learn a few things and actually get good at it.