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Saturday, 18 March 2017

Game of Thrones Tag

Ok, so like the majority of the population, I am a HUGE Game of Thrones fan. I have the books yet I haven't managed to read them all as they're pretty hard to get into but I am a huge fan of the series and have rewatched them too many times. I can't wait for series 7, I'm getting so impatient waiting for it!
As I was browsing for blog post ideas, I came across this tag and thought I'd give it a go..
 
 1. How did you discover the series/books?
I think it was originally my parents that told me they'd found a new TV series that was really good, sat down as a family to watch it and boom, I was hooked. I bought the books just after series 4 came out but they're a hard set to get into but I plan to read them in the next few months.

2. Who is your favourite house, other than the Starks and the Lannisters?
Well for a start, I'm not a fan of the Lannisters except Tyrion. My favourite house would have to be Targaryen I think, I love their history of dragons and Daenerys is deffo Queen B!

3. Who is your favourite character from House Stark?
Arya, she's just so sassy.

4. Who is your favourite character from House Lannister?
Tyrion!! He is the comedian clearly but definitely makes the less exciting episodes worth watching. "I am the God of tits and wine". Although, recently Jaime has been picking up and he is definitely in love with Brienne, he's just in denial like he is with his morals.

5. Who is your favourite character?
Really, how can you pick a favourite?!

6. Who is your least favourite character?
This is also hard, its a cross between Littlefinger who is just creepy as, Joffrey where it was quite fun but creepy to watch him die and Cersei, I just really really hate her.

7. What are your thoughts on the series/books?
I love that its like historic but then it has magic and dragons involved. It is kind of frustrating when it flits from one area to another and that it always seems to take 5/6 episodes in a series for anything decent to happen and then they leave the finale on a massive cliffhanger, it's heartbreaking and frustrating to be so patient!

8. If you could be one of the characters, who would you be and why?
This is a hard choice but I do reckon Daenyerys would be a good one to be, she's just an absolute boss, she rides dragons and pretty much every loves her and she's totally badass.

9. What is your favourite episode or season?
Season 6 was definitely my favourite season even though they killed so many great characters off, the graphics and content was amazing, and the white walkers finally made a proper appearance, just so much happened. However, my favourite episode will always be after Khal Drogo died and Daenyerys sets the witch on fire with him and her dragon eggs and when the fire all goes, she just stands up naked with three dragons, power just radiated from her, it was awesome.

10. Who is your GoT crush?
I know he's dead but Robb Stark was an absolute babe.

11. What are you looking forward to in the upcoming season?
The upcoming season is season 7 and I literally can't wait for the huge battle between literally everyone. Who's going to win and will Jon and Daenyerys meet and discover they're related then join forces and totally kick butt?! (That's my theory anyway)
 

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Army Girlfriend

As I've said in previous blog posts, my boyfriend is in the Army and let me tell you one thing, it is hard.

He's currently posted 197 miles away from me at his unit, (yes I google mapped it to check), and this lasts for two years. It gets hard only seeing him most weekends especially when I work most weekends as well. It means long drives every weekend to see each other but it's definitely worth it.

Compared to previous relationships, it's easier to miss him, to think of different ideas for us to do things together when we do see each other. I look forward to seeing/speaking to him a lot more because I don't get to spend every single day with him. Although, if you've had a bad day, every thing has gone wrong or you just feel crappy, you can't go home to a cuddle, you have to make do with a phone call if you're lucky which sucks.

It definitely sucks that because I'm just a girlfriend, not a wife, the military seem to disregard me, I'm not important because they see me as just another one so if he gets deployed or anything like that, I would be the last to know EVERYTHING.

Speaking of deployment, that's ridiculous. He's going on a deployment exercise for 10 weeks in April and then 4 weeks in July where they've been told they're not aloud their phones with them, that they'll be taken off them and I literally can't do a thing about it.. Even if we can have contact, he is 5 hours behind us. He misses my 21st birthday, his brother's and mum's birthdays, he even may miss his own birthday which sucks. I guess I'm lucky because I have a holiday booked for my 21st with my best friend and I have university to concentrate on in the first 5 weeks but until I get into a graduate job, I have nothing to keep me occupied. It's going to be so hard for both of us, especially him as he's the one that has to walk away and get onto that plane with hardly anyone he knows to spend the 14 weeks with where I have my family and friends with me. This will be the longest we've been apart, he's only had to do a 3 day exercise with no contact before.

It's nerve wrecking though, sitting and waiting for a message, a phone call, anything just to hear from them to make sure they're okay. A "Hi, I love you, I'm okay" is everything in this type of relationship. We do have ideas to help us through it, and I may have acquired some additions to my wardrobe of his and I have a huge teddy he got me for valentines day to cuddle which will help.


At the end of the day, it does suck, the basic things that people take for granted in relationships are the things that we have difficulty doing but when we are together, it is so worth the wait and the distance. You learn to grow together, closer and quickly, you get more chance to travel, you appreciate each other way more and learn not to take each other for granted too. You learn to be more understanding and end up being a strong and supportive team while you're together and apart. You fall in love deeply, a lot quicker but it always means more when you're finally back together.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

The Me Time Tag

I love doing this, it gives me something to blog about and gives readers the chance to get to know me, if there is any readers out there, hey you guys!

1. What do you like to watch or read during me-time? I rarely watch TV unless I have nothing to do and it's a binge sesh on Netflix, which right now I'm re-watching The Big Bang Theory but with having to juggle work, uni, dissertation and a social life, I'm only on season 4 and I started watching it months ago D:! I do love a good read though, and I will pretty much read anything but right now I've been carrying round Night School with me.

2. What do you wear during me-time? It's either my pj's because I am proud to say I am one of those girls with a vast nightwear collection along with my Hogwarts dressing gown that has a hood like the dementors for Christmas (I am sad I know) and if it's not my pj's, its my boyfriends comfy army hoody with shorts or trackies, which is gym wear for me sometimes aswell.

3. What are your favourite me-time beauty products? Beauty products with my skin? I wish! However, a friend of mine has recommended a Simple face mask which apparently I should be ok with so I'm going to test it out. Otherwise, I love painting my nails, I find it relaxing yet  I normally stick to dark colours like black and navy unless I know I have work then it's a simple nude for me.

 
4. Current favourite nail polish? Right now I usually wear either Midnight Ocean or Nocturnal from Mac.

5. What do you eat or drink during me-time? I've recently been on more of a health kick so I've been drinking a lot of water but I am guilty for a good hot chocolate or a bottle of Lucozade! I also find it hard to resist doritos and dip, especially when I'm doing my assignments but I have tried compromising with celery and carrot sticks with a dip.
6. Current favourite candle? Vanilla usually, I love the smell of it or anything fruity but I don't really have time to use them.

7. Do you ever have outdoor me-time? I wouldn't exactly call it me time, but sometimes me and my Mum take our two dogs for a real long walk across a field near where she lives which is nice and relaxing, otherwise, I don't have the time again.
8. Would you ever go and watch a film alone? In cinema? No chance.

9. Favourite online shop? New Look, they always send me emails teasing me with their sales and special offers and even though I probably wear the same 5 outfits, I always end up buying something new which is hard especially when I'm trying to save.

10. Anything to add? What else do you do during me-time? Recently, I've been spending a lot of time cuddled up in bed with music or a film on as background noise with long phone calls to my boyfriend. He's in the army and posted 197 miles away (yes I checked) and soon to be going away for 12 weeks, so I look forward to coming home after a busy day to wind down with a long phone call to him. I also like to watch Liverpool play and just have a nice bubble bath.

Thursday, 16 February 2017

University

So, obviously my goal of a new blog post every week hasn't gone too well but I have been so busy with work and university. It's my third and final year with the dreaded dissertation!

I love most aspects of uni, the fact one of my modules is project management and I seriously can't wait for my portfolio to come together with the project that me and my friends plan to do for the year.

But, and a big but, it's my final year. I need to do everything I can to be concentrate on getting the grades I want and progressing into the career I want so I'm really sorry if I lack on the blog posts. I just thought I'd give a heads up. As soon as I graduate in May, I plan to get back onto blogging properly because hopefully, it will help me with the job I want.

Thank you!

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

2017 Bucket List

So, to start 2017 off, me and my friends decided that we wanted to make a bucket list for this year, even though we'll probably do one in Summer as well.

  1. Get a new tattoo
  2. A night out somewhere other than home
  3. Beach BBQ
  4. Camping/Log Cabin
  5. Holiday
  6. Water Fights
  7. Travel
  8. More just girls nights
  9. Alton Towers
  10. Stick together


This are just the main ones for you to get the picture of it, does anyone else have a bucket list for 2017?

Sunday, 1 January 2017

New Year's Resolutions

First of all, Happy New Year everyone!

As much as I loved the idea of #Blogmas, I was way too busy this year to keep on top of it with work and everything but I still managed 14 posts and I do hope to do it properly next year.

Now, it's finally time to say goodbye to 2016 and leave all of that behind. It has been a mix year for me with some good and bad memories as usual but I've made some great good memories, met some amazing people, visited some fantastic places and now I enter 2017 with the best set of friends, family and aims that I need.

Which brings me to the New Year's resolutions. I know everyone says that 'new year, new me' spiel which I can tell you now I am not going to do because I will be the same sarcastic, food loving, slightly alcoholic comedian that everyone loves me as but I do have some big aims and goals for this year.
  1. Graduate!!! I am in my third year of a Business and Management degree, yikes, I know and this is my biggest aim of this year. I really want to graduate with a 2:1 or higher to help me gain access into the industry I want to be in.
  2. Leading on, using my degree, I aim to join an events management or marketing job. I'm not really sure how to go about this yet but of course I need to see my tutors.
  3. After having some health scares last year, I've realised that I really need to get my health back on track which means proper eating and sleeping patterns to help me get better and then back into a proper gym and healthy diet routine because I will have a summer beach bod (hopefully coursing through into winter too) that everyone aims for.
  4. I've seen a lot of posts on social media about a memory jar, where you put a good memory onto a bit of paper, fold it up and put it into the jar throughout the year and then on New Year's Eve, read them all and look back on the year. I've always thought it was a good idea and I want to try it.
  5. Take more risks, be more adventurous. I'm so bad at not taking enough risks even for small things and then regretting it at a later date so I have decided I'm going to start being more adventurous.
  6. Save money! I am also really bad at saving money, I always see something I like and think oh I'll just treat myself but then literally never have any money especially when my car always seems to break down. I also need to think more carefully for the future as I won't be able to fall back on student finance after this year.
  7. I plan to try and blog more this year. It was only something small I started last year after having a lecture on it but I've realised that I do actually enjoy it and it does help with my creative writing which needs developing. I won't make any promises for anything huge but I will definitely aim for at least one a week.
These are just my main goals, I do have some smaller and more personal ones but I thought I'd share the main ones. I know for a fact that I need to be more organised and plan ahead a lot more but I think that is a pretty standard goal for everyone. I also have my dissertation to concentrate on and other smaller essays so I can graduate.

Here's to 2017, I hope it creates some amazing memories and it'll be a great one!

Thursday, 22 December 2016

#Blogmas Day 22

Ok so it's 3 days until Christmas and I am getting unbelievably excited!!

Knowing that I usually get quite a lot of clothes for presents or I buy myself a lot in the sales (because who can resist the sneaky sales), I decided I would be a good egg and clear out my wardrobe. It literally took two minutes before I regretted it.

I'm one of those girls that will open their wardrobe, it be rammed full but still have nothing to wear so stick to the same four outfits that are in different shades of black, blue and grey. Even though my bedroom is a mix of white, pale yellow, blue and pink, I hate colour, always have done. So having to say goodbye to my trusty old black tshirts, blue skirts and grey dresses was a hard time, tears were shed, goodbye my lover, goodbye my friend.

But now, I have slightly more room for any new clothes I acquire, which I already know I'm getting four dresses, some knee high boots, two jumpers and some underwear (I'm at that age where NO ONE is aloud to pick my clothes except me, because it's practically social suicide, like I pick my Mum's clothes for her, imagine her picking mine, the horror!).

I've also had a good clean in my room and got rid of a hoard of bottles (who isn't guilty for this), random bits of paper and other little bits of junk that I have no idea why I kept. So now, I feel all prepared for Christmas and now my room is nice and tidy and clear, I'm getting even more excited for Christmas Day.


Does anyone else do a huge clear out before Christmas or am I the only prepared one?