Friday, 22 August 2014

The Best Intentions

In a world that's not often the nicest to live in, one thing that we should always try and do in life is be the best we can be. That includes being the nicest person we could ever possibly be and always having the best intentions at heart. We should always try and spread a little bit of happiness around wherever we go because you never know who needs it.

I have always done everything in my power to be a good person, to always do the right thing and I have always made sure that everything I do it with the best intentions.

Sometimes I look around me and notice all of the cruelty and hate in the world and I wonder why I try to be a good person. So many people don't care about others. When you bump into someone in the street, do you apologise? Or do you snarl and walk away? Apologising is the decent thing to do, it's just common courtesy really. I realise that I am who I am and live how I do because being a good person costs nothing and it can really put your life into perspective.

Everyone in their life has probably hurt someone, some purposely and some believing they were doing the right thing. Purposeful hurt is a lot more painful than accidental. I'm so scared of hurting peoples feelings or doing wrong in life that I tip toe around everything, unfortunately, sometimes it cannot be helped.

People are sensitive, and you might not think it, but your actions can hurt someone a lot. Words can hurt, people take things to heart and that means you can hurt someone without realising.

I will continue to live my life being a good person, apologising when I do wrong.

Spreading happiness and living life with the best intentions could make you happier than anything else.

Life is better when you're laughing


Tuesday, 19 August 2014


So yesterday was Taylor Swifts yahoo world wide live stream and congratulations to her for making history by being the first to do it.

Now, I consider myself to be a huge Taylor fan. I have followed her through her career, through all of the different era's and now it's time to say goodbye to the Red era…BUT! We get to welcome in the 1989 era!

Taylor had so many surprises for us lucky fans within her live stream yesterday and if you watched i am sure you will already know.

First Taylor announced a new song called Shake it off and it was completely different to anything she has ever done before. Now Taylor is more commonly known for being a country singer but she has always had a hint of pop in there too and often her music has been related to various different genres. What I love is that she doesn't write her songs to fit into a specific genre, she writes them and whatever genre they are then they are.

No matter how much you think her music changes and grows you have to understand that she is still young and she is still growing as a person, so her music is going to go in various different directions.

Taylors songs always mean something to her, they always have hidden meanings and they are truly songs from the heart and it doesn't matter what genre her music fits into because they are still her songs. At the end of the day they are still words from her brain.

Following the announcement of her amazing new song we also found out that she was actually releasing a new album called 1989.

Along with this album will come 13 Polaroid's which I'm quite excited about. Not every single one will be the same, so we could all end up with completely different ones and it seems like with that we're getting more of an insight into Taylor's life. As well as that on the deluxe edition of the album there will be 3 extra tracks and usually they would be songs but this time they aren't. They are actually phone voice notes back from when she was coming up with the songs, so they might be really random but they could also be really personal too and I think it's amazing that these will be released onto the album too.

Now Taylor has said that this album is her favourite album and as shocked as I was when I heard the first song I now absolutely adore it and I adore her, so I know that if she loves the album that I am absolutely going to love it too.

I think we all knew that she was going to be announcing her new album during this live stream but one thing I didn't expect was for a new music video. Now again, this is very, very differnet to any music video Taylor has ever released but that doesn't mean it isn't good. In fact I loved it, it's so fun and different, very, very different. If i was going to write a song and release a music video I would have done it the exact same way!

Taylor you have really outdone yourself this time and guys if you're a Taylor fan and you don't like this new song then don't worry because Taylor will just shake it off!


Saturday, 16 August 2014

From Dusk Till Dawn Season One: The Review

So, I've just finished watching the first season of From Dusk Till Dawn and I must say it was a great show. This was most certainly proved by the fact that I couldn't stop watching until it has reached the closing episode of the season.

This series if you didn't guess is based off the original 1996 movie From Dusk Till Dawn which starred George Clooney as Seth Gecko and Quentin Tarantino as Richie Gecko. For this series the role of Seth went to D.J. Cotrona and the role of Richie to Zane Holtz.

From watching the very first episode I could tell that this was going to be a 10 episode version of the first film, with it being padded out with more of the smaller details and backstories we didn't get to see during the film. So I pretty much knew straight away what was going to happen, but that didn't stop is from surprising me. This series is a much more in depth version with a lot of the back story that was never included within the film.

I adored the film so I was a little anxious about watching this, I didn't have very high expectations if I'm honest, but it absolutely blew me away. In the film there was only so much of the story that they could include, but with having 10 episodes they could include so much of what we missed out on the first time around. This is probably the best adaptation of the film that we could have possibly asked for.

The actors playing the Gecko brothers were absolutely fantastic. Holtz played a very, very convincing psychopath. After watching this (aside from Tarantino) I couldn't have imagined anyone else acting as Richie Gecko.

After I watched the first episode I must admit I wasn't hooked, not straight away. I chose to give it the benefit of the doubt because often I do find that the Pilot episode is never the best. This episode was a little slow for me I guess, but as soon as I watched the second I was hooked. If you aren't convince by episode one, watch the two then three and so on, I'm sure you will be by then.

I loved how we got a much more in depth look at the vampires, they had a background story and a bigger role to play in the series. 

If you enjoyed the film, or you enjoy this kind of film/series then I really do suggest that you take the time to sit and watch it. I think you will thoroughly enjoy it.

The best part? It's been renewed for a second series with a total of 13 episodes…

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Books! The best weapons in the world

Books are truly amazing things and I absolutely adore reading, although quite admittedly I haven't actually done it for a long, long time.

Reading used to be something that would help me a lot. It was a way for me to tune out of the world. I'd turn everything off, relax and it would help me to forget life problems. I love different worlds they can transport you to, the different people they introduce you to, making you think you've known them for years. The fact that books can cause you to fall in love with a character when you know they are not real…boys in books are the best kind and should be real, why aren't they real?

I've found some really amazing books out there and I love the feeling of not being able to put a book down, no matter how tired you may be, because the book is so amazing.

The magic held within a book is something of a different world. It's insane where out imagination can take us to when reading. We can travel across county, worlds even time and space. Someones worlds can help you to set the scene and the people, which often results in you imagining this story like it's real life in your mind, like it's a past memory.

I miss the nights of curling up with a good book.

So I came up with a plan…I am going to start reading again and I am really excited about this! I feel it will help me to sleep, it will relax me before bed and might actually make me more of a stress free person. I'm going to read every night, trying to read at least one book every week and I can't wait to get stuck in. I might even start posting reviews on the book I have read, I'm not entirely sure about that yet but I will keep you informed.

So the first book I will be reading (as soon as it arrives) will be Giovanna Fletchers "You're the one that I want" and I must admit, I am super exited to start reading this book, I have wanted to for so long! Hopefully it will arrive soon.

Reading is a wonderful thing, there's so much magic held within them, don't let it go to waste!

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

I want to break free

I feel like I'm trapped in one moment in time, nothing new happening, nothing to look forward to. It's just the same thing day in and day out, I need to get away…

I need to travel. I need to see what the world has to offer! I need to get out of my situation. All I want to do is start my life and I just can't.

The world is so big, so beautiful and I am stuck in this little town with nothing interesting every happening. Sometimes I wonder what life would be like for me if I was to live in a different country…maybe I would still feel the same, maybe I wouldn't.

It's hard to look around me and see everyone with their life planned out in front of them, with their jobs, their houses and children. It makes me wonder whether staying in education and going to university was a good idea. It has resulted in me not being able to start my life and that's all I want to do right now, I want to be free. I hate having to worry about getting assignments in on time and the one thing I cannot wait for is to not have to worry about getting an assignment in on time, it has resulted in so much stress. If there's one thing I hate about education it would be the fact that you're not free until it's over, you have to take your work home with you and you never, ever get a break…I need a break. I need to be able to feel stable and happy, with no stress. I hope that's what comes once I have graduated, I hope this isn't a permanent feeling. I have never in my life been so stressed over something as I have over university.

It sucks noticing how my life has nowhere near started in comparison to others. Those who didn't attend university now have jobs and children and for me? If that was to happen right now I would feel far too young, but I am 20 now and I think I forget that. We're not 16 anymore.

I'm going into my final year at University next month, it has absolutely flew by but it has been the most stressful experience of my entire life and I hope to never feel this much stress again, ever in my life. This is the end, it's finally going to be over! I mean I have enjoyed it, but by God have I hated it too.

I'm just looking forward to what the future has to hold, I'm looking forward to being free, having the time to relax and not worry about having that one assignment done on time. I can't wait to travel the world.

My life is about to begin and I hope the world is ready for me...

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Goodnight Robin Williams

Losing an actor who is loved by many across the world is a hard thing to lose.

I am truly saddened to hear about the death and loss of Robin Williams. The world today has very few truly amazingly talented people, he was one of the worlds greatest. A fantastic comedian and actor, constantly had me laughing until my sides hurt and it is truly horrible to know he will never be in a new film. You will be missed, hugely, your films have brought smiles to so many peoples faces, I wish someone could have brought one to yours.

"You're only given one little spark of madness. You musn't lose it"


Hearing about a story such as this one only makes you think about how you could be one of the most amazing people in the world, you can be hilarious, talented and famous, but that does not mean that you are happy. Money and fame can't bring you happiness. The loss of Robin Williams really shows us this. 

Depression is a horrible thing, you shouldn't ever have to deal with it alone, no matter who you are. If you feel depressed, so low that you can't get back up, no matter how many days, weeks possibly even months that pass, then I urge you to go and see someone, i urge you to do this for your benefit and if not for you then for those who love you. Depression is horrible and you don't have to deal with it alone, you don't have to live with it silently, speak out and get the help you need.

Get the help you need, you deserve it, the world would be a horrible place without you!

RIP Robin Williams, my heart is with your loved ones on this sad day

Friday, 8 August 2014

Flash bursts

Isn't it crazy to look around you and think about how one day, not so far from this one today, you will be an elderly person, like those whom you may talk to on the bus, it's a completely crazy thought

It'll happen in the blink of an eye. Suddenly everything will have changed and the only time you will notice is when you stop looking back at the days gone by and start looking at the years, that will be the moment you will wonder about how you got to where you are. Days turn into weeks, into months and into years, suddenly you're 60, 70, 80That's the moment you will look back, the moment you will still feel as old as you do right now. That moment will come, the moment you look into the mirror as your once young self and notice the change. You will look back upon the amazing life that you have  behind you and wonder how you got to this moment in time so fastit's as if you batted your eyes and suddenly you're much older than you once were. There will be flash bursts of past memories, they will all hit you at once and the only thing you will be able to do with them is smilethat's the moment you realise that you have made life your own.

Have you ever walked down the street or sat on the bus and noticed those whom are much older than yourself and wonder what they used to be like? When they were at the age we are right now…Their teenage/young adult years are now just a distant memory, a story to tell their loved ones. They are now parents, grandparents, possibly even great grandparents, one day that will be us.

When surfing the internet the other day I stumbled upon the following quote...

“Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back, everything is different...”

― C.S. Lewis

This quote actually inspired me to write this post and it's possibly one of the truest quotes i have ever read. When you look at your life day by day you don't notice the change, everything happens gradully and over a long period of time, so long that you don't notice the changes. As soon as you look at the bigger picture, look at all the years that have passed by, you will notice every possible change, that's the moment it will seem like an eternity away. 

The future is always a interesting topic, it's quite a daunting thought, one day we will not be so young, so skinny and so pretty. You will never be as young as you are now, you will only age, but that just means you grow as a person too. The future is a wonderful thing, something to be excited about and you should be excited!

Life is just flash bursts of past memories, one day they will catch up with you and that's when you will notice how much has changed.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

One sheep…two sheep…three sheep…four!

I often find it really hard to sleep at night. I hate it but I love it at the same time

I love staying up late because I find the evening to be the best time of the day and I just don't want it to end. Going to sleep means the end to the day and that soon the troubles of the next one will begin, for instance work or school…The night has to end at some point though, doesn't it? It's actually quite weird that I like to stay up so late, you'd think that me being someone who adores sleeping that I would love to go to bed early to get as much sleep as humanly possible. Don't get me wrong, the idea of going to sleep early and waking up early the next day feeling refreshed sounds wonderful but no matter how much I think about doing that and plan to do it, it still never happens.

I usually spend my nights watching films or playing on some kind of gaming console, not your cup of tea? That's okay everyone different. I usually end up getting into bed anytime from 2-3am and from there my night goes downhill because no matter how much I try, I struggle so much to sleep.

I find myself lay in bed thinking about everything that could ever possibly enter my mind. The main thing I end up thinking about is the future, what it's going to hold and how scary it is. I sometimes come up with screenplay ideas, sometimes I completely forget them but when I think they are really good I pull out my phone, open up the notes and write down random words to help jog my memory. Sometimes I think about how different my life could be if any aspect of it was different, for instants if I lived in a different country, it's quite an interesting thought. I must admit on many occasions, I have found myself counting sheep and if you have never tried it I insist you don't, it doesn't work. I just start thinking about how counting sheep is going to help me sleep and I begin to over think. I find myself over analysing every aspect of my life. Sometimes music helps me sleep, but sometimes when listening to music I find myself thinking about being that musician, which is a little odd, I imagine being in my own music videos. Sometimes i just think about how I need to sleep which causes me to think about how I need to stop thinking, which causes me to start thinking about how I need to stop thinking so I can go to sleep, which sends my brain into overdrive. Sometimes I do find myself with my phone in hand constantly refreshing every social media site in hope something will interest me.One huge factor that stops me from sleeping is heat, I hate being too warm when I'm trying to sleep and it will totally ruin my night. Another thing is sound, when I'm trying to sleep, little sounds absolutely drive me insane.

I feel like I'm rambling on a bit here...

The point is that I find it hard to sleep, sometimes it's a real challenge, once I am asleep it's amazing. I do wish I could sleep earlier because I always pay for it the following morning, but at the same time I don't want to sleep. Maybe it's the technology. Maybe I should stop using it at a certain point of the night and just relax, maybe even read a book, that's some food for though.

Well, now I'm back to thinking again…


Monday, 4 August 2014

Inked up!

These days there are quite a lot of people whom are into the tattoo craze. Quite a lot of people have at least one, whether it is on show or hidden, and quite a lot of these people go back for more. There are still people who don’t like them, which is perfectly fine.

As someone who has always had a big love for tattoos and has recently just got my first one (many more to follow), I have noticed that for whatever the reason, people who dislike your tattoos insist on letting you know. I completely understand why people dislike tattoos and I have nothing against that, people are allowed their own opinions. At the end of the day not everyone is going to like your tattoo, the thing that bothers me is when people feel the need to treat a person differently or even insult them because of these choices.

I’ve found that as soon as you do decide to get a tattoo, people will start to look at you differently, especially if it’s very noticeable. People are going to dislike them and they are really going to let you know and it’s going to bring you down. I’ve never personally had someone come up to me making remarks on how much they dislike my tattoo, but I know people who have and I know it can really hurt. The looks are just as bad. Those people who are sat there staring at you, whispering under their breath, they are just as bad. I dislike people being mean to me in anyway, especially being such a sensitive person, so I often find behavior like this hard to deal with. The moment someone starts a conversation with you about how much they love and appreciate your tattoo is going to make all of these bad vibes disappear. From first hand experience I can tell you that someone really appreciating your tattoo can really make your entire day. At the end of the day, as long as you are happy with the way you look, why should anyone else’s opinion matter?

I’ve noticed a lot of older people really dislike tattoos, especially those who are mothers or even grandmothers. I guess they just really don’t like to see their children alter their bodies in such a permanent way, which I really understand. Parents believe they created something so perfect that something like this could ruin that creation. This isn’t true.

Tattoos are a way of presenting to everyone who you are as an individual. I don’t think that there is anything wrong with expressing your personality on your body, it’s a very personal thing and it should be respected whether you like them or not.
I think it’s a beautiful form of art. Some people do get tattoos for stupid reasons, maybe because they were drunk or for a bet, but that’s for them to deal with.

People with tattoos can be really fascinating, especially when finding out the stories behind their tattoos. Some people get their tattoo for no other reason than they wanted it, which is perfectly fine. If you want it go ahead and get it! It doesn’t affect anyone else and his or her opinions don’t matter one bit. If it doesn’t affect you personally then I don’t see how what tattoos some has or the reasons behind them affects you.

 People with tattoo's can be really fascinating; the stories behind them and the meaning of the tattoo can be really interesting to hear. Some people just get them because they want them, is there really anything wrong with that? If it doesn't affect you personally then I don't see how it's such a big problem. 

Once you decide to take the plunge and get a tattoo you will find it very hard to not go back and get another. I’ve noticed a lot of people who have had one have been itching for their next. It’s an addiction. It’s not the end of the world, surely being addicted to tattoos is better than being addicted to drugs or any other self destructive substance, so take that into consideration.

 I would insist that if you are not sure about getting a tattoo then you shouldn’t do it. Removing one is very expensive and it’s just a whole lot of wasted money in the end. Ever since I was 16 I couldn’t wait for my first tattoo…that was until I turned 18 and realised I probably wasn’t mature enough to decide what I wanted, because it’s a big decision and should never be taken lightly. I’m glad I did wait because the tattoos I would have got then I would not have wanted now; I’d have regretted them on a huge scale. Tattoos are going to change your life, you’re going to get people who love them and people who hate them, there’s nothing you can do about that. I’m so happy I finally decided to get my first tattoo; I can’t wait to add more to my body.

I can’t wait to express myself with who I am and what I love, it’s going to be an exciting journey.


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