Friday, 31 May 2013

So i've uploaded earlier than predicted...

Hey everybody, thought my next upload would be next week but turns out I had more time than I thought (probably should have been revising haha). In this video I talk about my favourites of the month (not just products so have a look): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XmwU3YUuis

Much love bloggers!! xxxx

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Catch up and new video to be uploaded soon!

Hey everybody, I'm really busy with revision at the moment and so have had very little time to blog! Here's an update on what's been going on in my life at the moment.

Last weekend I went home for a few days and it was jam-packed! On saturday I went to my nan's hen do (yes, you did hear that right!) where we played mini-golf and had a nice lunch. On sunday I went to church, saw my grandparents and then tucked into a nice roast beef dinner which was much appreciated after many weeks without one! Then on monday I went shopping with my cousins and bought a new jacket and some shorts ready for the summer! Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been playing ball recently and has brought lots of unwanted rain :(

Whilst home I had the opportunity to do some baking and as it is my boyfriend's birthday tomorrow, I baked a cake to take back for him (and it managed to make it back to Loughborough in one piece!!). The next task is to ice it tomorrow and make it look amazing. On tuesday I had a job interview for a restaurant back at home for the summer and I got the job! Job success has been on the cards recently as i've managed to get two jobs here at uni - one in a chinese restaurant and the other in the students union shop (starting next september). At least i'll be able to afford more things now which is a good feeling.

I've got another jam-packed week coming up with a driving lesson, job induction and boyfriends birthday tomorrow and 2 exams next week (wish me luck). However, after wednesday's exam i'm going to have a BBQ and go out with my psychology friends to celebrate the end of two very hard exams (our next exam isn't until the 17th June so we can relax for a little bit). As well as all this I should really be uploading another video on my youtube channel as I didn't do one on monday. The next one I will be uploading will be a "Favourites of the month" video where I talk about what thing's i've been loving this month. Depending on how much time I have, this will be uploaded on either monday or thursday next week.

Hope you've all been well! xx


Monday, 20 May 2013

Long time no see!

Apologies for the lack of blogging again, it's coming up to exam period and i'm really busy with lots of things at the moment so haven't had much time to blog. However, I have uploaded a few videos recently onto my youtube. I upload videos every monday and friday so look out for them on here and subscribe to make sure you can see them: http://www.youtube.com/user/blogallsorts

I've managed to finally get a job at uni! Working in an oriental restaurant which is actually quite fun and I get the occasional bit of free food. I've got a busy week again this week with job interviews, research participation and driving lessons but I spose I better update you about what things went on last week!

On monday I had my summer ball for my hall which was a good chance to get all dressed up and have a nice 3 course meal. Here's a picture of me and my then friend James (who has now become my boyfriend :D) :


Not much else happened last week apart from lectures, drinking and working at my new job although I did upload several videos. The first is a slender reaction video where me and my friends play slender. It's a bit long but it's so funny as i'm very jumpy and was scared easily. This is a shortened version my friend Phil made of all the funny parts!:


As it's coming up to exam period, I also decided to do a video about revision techniques for those struggling with revision. In this video I outline the most commonly used techniques and the ones that I also use a lot. This video can be seen here:


My most recent video is a Boots/drugstore haul from when I went shopping in Nottingham and in this video, I talk about my make-up purchases. The link can be seen below (it won't let me add another video in the blog):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzoF_GSmb_U

I hope you've enjoyed the little update and i'll try and blog more as I enjoy it a lot!



Friday, 10 May 2013

Hello everybody!

Once again, I've been busy with lectures and have spent the majority of today working on coursework and doing a bit of revision. However, I have also just bought a dress from ASOS.com for my summer ball on monday. There was a choice of red or black but I chose to go for red as black is a bit of a dark colour for a summer ball. Now to dig out some accessories to go with it!:


I'm uber excited about this ball as it's a sit down 3-course meal with some of my friends and I haven't had a posh meal in ages (me being a student). I've got a good few days coming up it seems!

Tonight I am going to see a production called "Our House" which is presented by the stage society, I'm really looking forward to it and I can't remember the last time I went to a theatre production. Tomorrow I'm going to Nottingham on a 'RAG raid' to raise money for The British Heart Foundation but will most likely do a bit of sneaky shopping as well as i've never been to Nottingham (hard to believe as I'm only about 15 miles away!). Then I'm going out with a few friends to Subversion in the evening which'll be good. Then i'm gonna have a chill on sunday and maybe do a bit of revision/coursework if I feel like it.

Exciting news, today I uploaded another video featuring my good friend James eating 6 ice lollies on a very hot day (and then practically dying afterwards) which can be seen here:



I'm also uploading another video on monday about effective revision techniques for those who have got exams looming ahead and are suffering as a consequence!

But for now, goodbye! xxx
 

Monday, 6 May 2013

New Upload

Today I uploaded a vlog of what i've been doing seeing as it's a bank holiday!


Feels like summer!

Hey everybody, hope you're having a super dooper bank holiday monday! The weather is phenomenal today so i'm making a vlog of what i'm up to. Probably going to go for a walk and also visit the freefest we have at the students union which should be good. But for now i'm doing a bit of boring revision so not that exciting.

Enjoy the lovely weather and i'll report back soon xx

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

I should write stories more often!

Just looked at all my old coursework from English A-level and wondering why I don't write more often. I had to do a piece about war and so chose to write about 9/11 as it sparked a war. If you can be bothered to read it, it's worth it. It is only a short story so doesn't take too long to read. It is quite sad but I wanted to really impact readers and make them realise what effect 9/11 had on people in America. It is called "Silence" and this is it:


The city fell silent. It was the first time that the city had ever been this silent; it was a silence that suggested things ending, falling apart; it was a silence that suggested death. Ash and smoke waivered and drifted, stealthily swimming along the roads, turning corners, making sure that its presence was known. Papers flitted and floated along, turning in the wind like feathers, weightless and free. Shards of metal had been ripped from the road signs by the almighty gust of debris and ash that had swept rapidly around the streets, destroying everything in its path.  The signs that once stood proud and tall lay battered on the floor, defeated, twisted and buckled to oblivion. The city seemed to be beyond repair...silence is golden, at least that what the wise ones say.

Now the noises bounce from every wall, echoing and repeating themselves; the sound of the pendulum on the grandfather clock slowly swaying side to side, the tapping of the knocker on the door when someone calls in to see how she is, the mumble of the radio in the kitchen, playing day and night. The cold creeps up on the unsuspecting and grieving, filling the empty spaces where people used to be. She shivers in her jumper and blanket as the cold air comes over her, she remembers what she has lost. His shadow still lurks and hangs about the house, following her every move and keeping a close eye on her to check if she is alright. She sits alone in silence, glaring at the television screen, vacant, it had been a week already…

Lurking shapes and shadows slowly begin to shift and surface from under cars and out of surrounding buildings, smothered in thick, smoggy ash, bewildered, bedraggled and exhausted. The silence is gradually broken as shoes begin to clatter against the floor and people slowly start to emerge from the buildings. Ash covers every surface, blocking out any inch of sunlight. A faint stagnant smell wafts and drifts along the alleyways and avenues; clings onto the nostrils of the people; the smell of charred corpses and cremated bones.


*

Commuters hustled and bustled, hurrying to get to work that day when an almighty boom sounded and debris was splurted out of the tower, puffing out smoke like a cigar. One of the solid steel lungs of New York wheezed and spluttered; spilling out debris as it choked on the plane that had just crashed into it. People gasped, hands to their mouth, amazed at how a plane could accidentally crash into the north tower.

Workers raced around; reached for belongings. Smoke was rising up the building, filling every room. A wave of panicking people swooped down the stairwells, putting them into a gridlock. The wave reached a peak and then steadily came to a grinding halt. People sighed and began to turn around, back from where they had come from. “What’s going on? Why aren’t we moving?” shouted one person. “There’s no way we can get out, every stairwell’s blocked” shouted another. The wave gradually turned and went back to where it had formed from, screeching and whining as it went, the people in it heavy headed and filled with despair. They didn’t know; they had no idea what had just happened. Everyone in that building was somebodies husband, wife, colleague, friend, mom, dad, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, cousin or grandparent.

She sits all alone in the dark, waiting. It was 2am and she was suffering from insomnia again. The grandfather clock keeps ticking, it never stops. She wishes she was like that, continuing on and on, no matter what happened. Her life had come to a standstill the day that he disappeared. Time waits for no man…

With an almighty crunch, another plane swooped down and flew straight into the south tower; this was not an accident. Papers, glass and shards of metal erupted out of the raging, burning volcano that was now the World Trade Center. The flames roared and crackled across the buildings, strengthening as they went and releasing an unholy amount of thick, dark, grey smoke over the skyline of New York. Darkness loomed, the smoke cloud was gaining on the people, getting bigger and stronger, beginning to block out any glimmer of light. People in the streets ran away as fast as they could, mothers grabbed and held onto children, people tripped and fell over the rubble and debris, confused and dazed, wondering what had just happened to the world trade center. People clambered out of the buildings, desperate for air, person upon person upon person.  

People began to fall out of buildings, contributing to the debris. It seemed that some were making a concerted effort to jump out. Those last few seconds were peaceful and silent, a time to reflect and it felt like flying.  

*

It was 9:58am. People were gathering together at a safe distance from the buildings, still gazing up at what was happening and praying that everyone still left in there would get out alive. Both towers were now slowly dying.  A short silence occurred before a crescendo roaring sound was heard, piercing everyone’s ear drums. The towers began to give up and collapse under their own weight, crumbling and tumbling down and down and down. They did not care whether there were people in there or not, they couldn’t hold their weight anymore and were forced to withdraw from their previous efforts of staying upright for the sake of the people. The foundations of the buildings were returning to their original place as ash came rolling down the roads, destroying everything in its path. Now was the time to run, earlier had just been a practice but the fully formed cloud was now at its strongest, ripping apart signs and things lying around on the road. The word “RUN!” echoed throughout the empty streets and suddenly, everything seemed to be in slow motion.

The city fell silent. It was the first time that the city had ever been this silent; it was a silence that suggested things ending, falling apart; it was a silence that suggested death. Ash and smoke waivered and drifted, stealthily swimming along the roads, turning corners, making sure that its presence was known. Papers flitted and floated along, turning in the wind like feathers, weightless and free. Shards of metal had been ripped from the road signs by the almighty gust of debris and ash that had swept rapidly around the streets, destroying everything in its path.  The signs that once stood proud and tall lay battered on the floor, defeated, twisted and buckled to oblivion. The city seemed to be beyond repair...silence is golden, at least that what the wise ones say.