Tuesday, 23 September 2014

It's that time of year again.

It's here. Today is in fact the first day of Autumn 2014, and don't I know it. Yesterday was quite a sunny afternoon, and today was quite a chilly one. Now the cold lasts throughout the whole day, I think it's finally time to get the sweaters out. 

There is so much about the Autumn season to look forward to, birthday meals with the family, parties. Halloween is coming up at the end of this month... Crazy costumes, weird food, and spider webs that are put in your house on purpose! Then there's bonfire night... Bonfires (duh), fireworks, and lot's of burgers. And then eventually Christmas and New Year roll around and maybe it'll start snowing, but that's a different season entirely and we're getting ahead of ourselves. 

But still, it's time to start buying salted caramel hot chocolates, and wearing layers. All the exciting stuff is coming up, all the trees are losing there leaves; and I can't wait to start wearing scarves again! 

Who else is excited for the Autumn season? 

Saturday, 20 September 2014


What better way to celebrate surviving two weeks of college then... Nando's! It was delicious, we ordered a lot of food since there was so many of us. We also ended up in Sutton Coldfield which is about an hour and a half away from where I live?? It was so good to just hang out with some friends and laugh. College has been really stressful, it's a lot harder, and it's a lot more hours. Despite having less lessons, the day is much longer, and the homework has been piled on since day one. On Wednesday I went to college, went straight to work, did my homework on my break, and then finished it when I finally got home from work at 11, slept and did the same thing again the next day. It's crazy, but i'm slowly adjusting. And the nando's wasn't half bad too. ;)

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Put it on paper..

I ordered a few photos from FreePrints the other day, which is an app that a friend suggested. I'm redecorating my bedroom, which means my cork board is very out of place. Photos lying around, concert ticket, dance show tickets, holiday passes and valentines notes galore, means I had a lot to work with.

I've also had a Cath Kidston floral scrapbook sat around for awhile, so I was glad I could finally make use of that.

Plus my creative juices were still flowing back before school killed them.

I filled the whole scrapbook so I was pretty happy with that, I love that I have enough memories to fill many pages. I've looked into a new scrapbook and i've found some super cute ones in paperchase, so I might be picking one up very soon. 

I was also thinking about photo corners (I think that's what they are), they save your photos in case you might want to put them somewhere else one day. While this is a great idea, personally I love cutting pictures to fit, like the selfies from a dance show after party above on the left page. Maybe I'll test them out a little, you never know. 

I can't wait to create more memories, and fill many more scrapbooks! 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

New beginnings can be sucky.

(I hope.)

I start college tomorrow, it's now the lesser half of eleven pm, I should probably be asleep. I'm not though, I just got home from a late shift at work, and i'm not even exaggerating when I say I would rather be at work all day again tomorrow. then going to college.

I am so not looking forward to tomorrow, I have no idea why i'm dreading this so much. I've been there already a few times, but tomorrow i'm finally starting my timetable. I don't have any idea of what I could be doing if I weren't at college. Working at McDonalds isn't exactly something I want to do for the rest of my life. Or even for more than a few more years, if i'm honest.

It feels like i'm force feeding myself my education, I know it's important in the long run, but I really hate just the idea of it. I'm grateful that I get an education, don't get me wrong. This chance i've been given to further my education and my prospects, is amazing. I'm just not excited for it. Not excited being an understatement.

Maybe i'll go tomorrow, and fall in love with it. Or maybe i'll hate it and try for an apprenticeship. Either way, it's happening.

I'm anticipating my readers input in the comments, any support and encouragement right now will be very welcomed. And if you're going through a sucky new beginning feel free to tell me about it, and we can sulk together.

Monday, 1 September 2014

Why I am the worst blogger yet.

#1 Sometime I forget to write. It's like the words wont come to me, and if it happens once I usually get put off everything for a good few days. (Or weeks.) I get writing block a lot and only write for myself. I never really imagine an audience, so I forget that this blog means a little more than a diary, and consistency is key.

#2 I have blog shame. I am proud of my blog, but it's a i'm quietly proud. I love my little space on the internet but I am really not someone who shouts about it, or even whispers.

#3 What's a camera? Just kidding. I have a camera, it's not a DSLR, its just a standard camera but I don't know how to use it properly still. It would be much better quality, although I don't really get how to focus it up close, even with macro. For now, I like using my iphone, and I feel much less embarrassed pulling it out. "'i'm just texting." I lie, as I photograph everything.. It's for the blog, but i'll never admit it.

#4 I don't get how sponsors work. Who sponsors who? What does a sponsor entail, and why are they so expensive? Honestly, I never viewed blogging as a job until I really started getting into it and reading different blogs. Blogs that upload daily and have a steady stream of guest posts and sponsered posts, but only enough that you don't notice how regular they are. Blogs so put together that when I go through writers block I realise I really am the worst blogger yet.

Any tips on writers block, and anyone who can explain sponsors to me? The comments are below.