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25 November 2012

Staring at a blank screen

Hello to you! This is going to be a quick'un...

When I opened up my laptop, checked blogger and clicked the 'write post' button, my heart sank. Again, I had no idea what to write about. If any of you write a blog, you will know what I'm talking about - I have just completely run out ideas!

So to all of you who take the time to read my blog, (and I know you're out there because I can see how many people read it!) please please please drop me a comment/tweet me/send me an email and tell me what you want to read! Also, you can follow me by either subscribing by email or clicking the 'Join This Site' button. 

I want to keep it interesting for you guys and plus it really helps me out when I'm stuck in situations like this where I just can't think of what to write.

That was all - thank you!


14 November 2012

" read is to live..."

 Hey there!

A bit of a different post today... I've decided that I don't really want my blog to be a 'beauty' blog any more really; I kind of want it to have a bit more substance to it (this is not a generalisation on all beauty blogs - I love them and read them all the time but just want mine to be different). I'm sorry if some of you hate this idea and that I've now chased you away, but I just want to feel fulfilled by what I'm writing and I think that the only way I can do that is by writing what I want! 

I realise that I've been neglecting reading a bit lately, which is such a shame because I used to be a complete book worm. I still am but I haven't properly sat down and read a novel in ages. So, I wanted to reflect on some of the past books which I have just loved reading and which I hope you will love too. I'm not in any way forcing you to read, but I really want to share something that I love to do with you! Reading is such an amazing way to broaden the mind and explore other worlds and there is no feeling better than getting lost in a good book. 

So here are a few of my favourites, and a couple that I'm planning to read in the future. 
I hope you enjoy! (If not the books, the photography. I did really spend quite a while on it.)

The Help - Kathryn Stockett; The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde; Sophie's World - Jostein Gaarder
The Book Theif - Markus Zusak; Emma - Jane Austin
A wonderful, hilarious, feminine classic

Yes it was a book that I had to read for English and to people who go to my school, I don't care if it makes me sad that I enjoyed it!
I hate bookmarks; dog ears all the way
An inspiring book for those of you who 'hate' reading
One of my favourite lines from the book I'm reading at the moment: Sophie's World
My next read: The Book Thief

*damn it...classic typo - can anybody spot it?*


6 November 2012

Cornwall adventures!

Well hello there!

I am back, finally, after an amazing, blissful half term in Cornwall and what better way to say goodbye to the late nights and late mornings, doing what you like whenever you like and spending time with family than to write a blog post allll about it! I have been dying to get behind my laptop and to get everything down for you guys and as I have to go back to school tomorrow (bleh), I thought I'd jump straight in and do it now!

So, for those who don't know, Cornwall is situated right along the South-West coast of England. It rains most of the time, it's really cold and most of it consists of either beach, field or cow. Here are a few maps to give you an idea: 
A map of England - the red bit is Cornwall (obviously)
We were in the middle of nowhere, but about 15 minutes away
was a town called Fowey (pronounced Foi) - highlighted in red

We were staying in a beautiful cottage owned by friends of the family and it is so beautiful! Really typically English with a fire place, an AGA in the kitchen (google it) - it was just so cosy! It was amazing spending a week there, enjoying revising (really Ciska, really?) and spending time with family. 
But what did I actually get up to?

We went for lovely walks along the beach; it was cold but so nice!
We also went for walks in the field and watched the sun set behind the hills.
We became werewolves when there was a full moon and went hoppelling around the country side on Halloween night.
We took the car ferry to Fowey and went shopping.

We went windsurfing... was very cool.
We carved a pumpkin...
...and envied other pumpkins. Although ours was far superior to these ones. (This is my sister by the way, not just some random girl..)
We frolicked along the beach with my grandparents' dog and later went swimming. In the sea. In November. While it was hailing.

We walked in the hills, yay!
So I hope that's given you a bit of a taster of what my half term was like - I hope yours was just as good! Let me know whether you did anything interesting or even if you didn't I'd love to know all the same! 
Have a good week guys,
lots of love!