Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Parties, Pizza and Football!

Summer is very much coming to a close, i'm back in college briefly next week and it hits full force on the 8th.I'm itching to get back into routine and get this year started but I also know i'm going to miss the holidays deeply. I just want to lie in bed all day watching netflix occasionally moving to make food or do something fun. The last week or so has been a good run, so for today's blog post I thought we could have a good picture heavy recap post. So grab a coffee or a tea and read my rambling on about the past week or so!

I've been learning to drive! You might want to keep off the roads haha, but in all seriousness I actually really enjoy driving, I have only done about four hours so far but I am totally loving it. My instructor says my clutch control and my positioning is good for how many lessons i've had, but he's had to grab the wheel a few times and put my indicator on for me once or twice. Whoops.

I also picked up my AS level results which were not too great, my english teacher wants me to get my paper remarked but its going to cost me £50 which is a bit off putting, i'm going to do it anyway though. To celebrate I opened a bottle of champagne and ordered pizza with my close friends, then celebrated with a few more at the weekend. Speaking of school, I also enrolled into year 13, your girl gets to finish her A levels!

I've had a good few nights/days this week with family and friends. I stopped at my aunts in the week and we had a good goss as well as making some delicious red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! I also visited my cousins and we ended up going to Asda and I bought myself some flowers and tried a cheeseburger pizza, it was actually delicious. Then Thursday I went to pizza hut with the girls and we had a pepperoni pizza with stuffed crust and a salted caramel cookie dough desert that was literally heaven. 

The weekend was crazy and very troublesome for me, it passed so quickly and was so awful yet it had its good moments. Friday night was Aimee's birthday so we went round to hers and beforehand met up in the park where we messed about on the swings and I felt like I was twelve again which was nice. 

Then after work on Saturday Charlie and Abbie put me up for the night which we spent eating pizza and chocolate, watching netflix, and gossiping till four am. After everything that else that happened Friday and Saturday it was nice to know that true friends are out there and will always be there for you! 

Charlie works at thorntons so she bought me a gift to cheer me up!

Sunday morning before work I went to the tea rooms with Josh and we talked and drank tea, all the weekends problems came to an end Sunday afternoon just before I started my shift at work and in put me in an amazing mood. To top it off I spent Sunday night at Abbie's which was nice to chat after work, and Monday night I had a lovely netflix night with Josh which led to me agreeing to see the football with him on Tuesday... 

That actually wasn't too bad we met up at a pub with some others beforehand for a drink and had to walk what seemed like ages to get to the blues ground, it was cold and wet because it was raining and i'm not really a big fan of football so I wasn't really interested in the game. When we were going into the ground I couldn't get through the turnstile and it was so embarrassing, there were loads of people there and Josh and another steward just watched me struggle. Josh even laughed! But it was a nice night and I got to see my dad as well who works as a steward there. Maybe i'll go to another one.. maybe not. The chants were quite entertaining but I couldn't understand why they were chanting against the Villa??? There is obviously some deep rooted issue there, since they weren't playing them. I did feel bad for a player who fell over like three times, that's probably more embarrassing than my turnstile issues! Blues won against Gillingham 2-0 which meant Josh was a happy bunny and we got McDonalds, yes!

Monday, 17 August 2015

Growing Pains

Recently its occurred to me that escaping the future is impossible, and right now the future seems scary.

I have two completely different roads that I may take starting September, and its crazy to think that the one person alone who knows next to nothing about me gets to decide which path I take after looking at four letters on a piece of paper which determine my intelligence. Yeah I know, I'm exaggerating a little but right now I feel like I'm counting down the days until someone chooses how I spend the next year of my life for me. (Although it is ultimately due to the decisions and mistakes I made in the past year that landed me in this position.) 

And the other day I had a party to celebrate (or in my case to forget) about the A-level results, and I didn't realise how many of my friends and people I went to school with now had jobs and serious relationships.. and are driving?!

Like seriously, what happened? Last year I was the only one of us with a job, I never even thought about one boy for more than five minutes and none of us had even started driving lessons! A lot of my friends are nearly eighteen and saying goodbye to the parties we had in my garden full of underage drinking and smoking, now there's people who aren't even drinking half the time they go out because they're driving home! Going out more and for meals a bit more nicer than maccies with money that we earnt ourselves. Talking about uni and living alone, learning the world of cooking cleaning and not having to tell your mom where you are all the damn time.

I can imagine that the part of the blog community that are a lot older than me and will probably read this and laugh at how young we still are, but its weird thinking that i'm definitely not a child anymore but am I ready to be and adult?

All the big things like living hours away from your family, starting to pay bills, driving a car, being able to get into clubs without worrying that you don't look like whoever's ID you've borrowed. In November i'm going to have to make sure I get on the right plane, and not die in a foreign country without my parents there to hold my hand.

Its exciting but incredibly scary at the same time,  why can't we just stick to easy decisions underage drinking and begging our moms for money for the cinema. Can't life always be this easy?

To accompany this post I thought I'd put a cute little timeline of my baby photos to now I don't have many from my young teen ages but that's probably best haha, enjoy!

Monday, 3 August 2015

21 Reasons Why I Love You For Your 21st Birthday

Josh turns twenty one today! Twenty one! My favourite drama queen has decided he is now too old and refuses to get excited for his birthday, boo. He's only twenty one?? Imagine what he'll be like when he's thirty? Let alone fourty. Luckily that's far in the future and we'll cross that bridge when we come to it. 

To make it a special birthday I made Josh a scrapbook with twenty one reasons why I love him inside, some are very cheesy beware. And for todays post since its Josh's birthday i've decided to share them with you! 

We're also going to Miller & Carter for dinner which I am looking forward to and I bought GOT s1-4 and i'm hoping he waits to watch them with me! 

It took a lot of time to make this and to keep it as manly as possible, he better like it haha! 

1. I love it when you call me H, I thought it was weird when you first called me it but i've grown to love your nickname for me.
2. You spend a lot of time with me and my friends and they've all grown to love you which is incredibly important to me.
3. Without you I would never know how wonderful it feels to sleep soundly beside someone. 
4. No matter what mood i'm in whenever I see you I can't help but smile.
5. Because despite all the mornings you've woke up next to me when i'm smelly with greasy hair and mascara on my cheeks yet you still call me beautiful.
6. You're incredibly handsome.
7. You put up with me even though I can be very challenging, like the time I spilt all my coke in the bed or when you had to pick me up from the Arcadian because I was so drunk i'd spent my taxi fair. (Though to be honest you're worse to deal with!)
8. You always smell amazing, and Paco Raban will forever remind me of you.
9. You admit i'm a princess! I already knew that obviously but its nice to hear someone else say it.
10. We get to do cute things together and you never complain when I drag you around places I want to go. (The zoo is still on the list though.)
11. You're a complete gentlemen and I can't remember the last time I opened a door around you.
12. The first thing I noticed when we began dating is that you take a ridiculous amount of time to get dressed after you shower even when we have to be somewhere, and however weird it is I find it really funny and I love that about you. Plus I get to take sneaky pictures of you in your pants.
13. You have an amazing and welcoming family and I don't think we would work as well as we do if you didn't.
14. I love it when you play with my hair, it feels safe.
15. There's nothing better than a text off of you saying "good morning babe" or "how was your day beautiful?". 
16. I know you trust me and I hope you know I trust you, and I know that I never have to keep secrets from you and that you wont keep them from me.
17. I see a future with you that's wonderful and exciting.
18. You love me as you would say "like a lot" and it makes my day to know you love me or are missing me as much as i do you.
19. You have an amazing family and I don't think we would work as well as we do if they weren't so welcoming. 
20. Because you're my best friend, I can always tell you if something is wrong because you always make me feel better. 
21. Because you push me to do things I need to do but don't want to, and you're the practical voice that I don't seem to have. 

Happy birthday Josh, I love you!