Friday, 30 June 2017

My Favourite Things: April/May/June

Hi everyone!

As you all know, things got a little hectic with uni this semester so I ended up missing two months of favourites, but I have accumulated quite a lot of favourites during that time and I'm so excited to share them all! Looking at my list, there is so much that is music based which surprised me a little bit but I've been loving a lot so maybe you'll find a new favourite?

My first favourite is not a surprise to anyone who knows me: Harry Style's new album. I've been a big fan of One Direction for years and years now so I was obviously going to support them in their solo careers. I was a little scared I wouldn't like it and I will admit, some of it is definitely outside what I normally listen to but I have been thoroughly enjoying the album since its release in May. My favourite songs are definitely the slower songs like Two Ghosts and From the Dining Table but the upbeat stuff is a lot of fun, and I can't wait to see it live next year.

I have needed a new iPod for a very long time - the one I had was an 8gb iPod touch that I got for my Birthday in 2011. I had smashed the screen earlier this year (pretty good going I would say) and I could no longer physically fit all my songs on it. I also didn't want to buy a new iPod touch though because they are so expensive and I already have an iPhone so it would be a bit of waste. But a family friend of ours gave me a classic iPod! I'm so excited because I've wanted one for ages but they're no longer for sale and this one holds 80gb or something crazy so I can definitely fit all my music! I've been loving it so far and my only complaint is that you can't edit playlists from the iPod, but that's only minor.

Next we have a bit of an out there purchase for me! I'm not usually one to buy heels or anything, in fact the only time I've worn them was for my school formal in 2015 (and even then they were pretty small). But I bit the bullet and bought a pair of heeled boots I had been eyeing off for months. I've only had the chance to wear them once so far but I love them so much! I thought that considering the height they give me, the boots were pretty comfortable the whole time I wore them so that's good, I'm pretty big on having comfy shoes. They make me so tall and I love how they look so I can't wait to wear them again. I found them online here.

Very unusually for me, I have recently been really enjoying soft baby pinks. It's definitely been a change for me because my favourite colour is blue and I love to wear burgundy and black clothing. But I got this pink lamp for cheap at Target when my old one kept blowing all the bulbs. Maybe a lamp seems a little boring to you but I love it! I even got pink ribbons for my curtains to match and it's been a great time all around. I found it online here.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Harry Potter In Concert

Hi everyone!

For Kiara's Christmas present, I got us tickets to go see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone In Concert. Basically, you watch the movie like in a cinema but a live orchestra plays all the music. Kiara and I are both big fans of soundtracks, and have both played the flute for many years so I figured this would be a great experience.

I didn't take many pictures (I couldn't find a poster for us to stand in front of!) but this is what the orchestra looked like. It was a little hard at first to figure out what to concentrate on - the movie or the music but I really quickly got into it and it was so enjoyable. I think that my favourite part was when they were doing the end credits. It really gave you a chance to focus solely on the orchestra and just take in all the music they were playing.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience and I want to go to the second one now! We obviously had public transport disasters, because when don't we when something is on? I would highly recommend going to something like this, it was so lovely!


Friday, 23 June 2017

Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone!

It has been absolutely ages since I last posted and I'm super sad about it! I was so determined this semester to have the blog on track, but it was not meant to be. Basically, I was going really well (wasn't even procrastinating!) but then I got sick for a week and it all went downhill from there.

I wanted a picture but this is the only
selfie I've taken since you
last saw me..
I wrote 6 essays this semester, so it's been just a little bit hectic uni-wise but I'm happy to say that so far I am going really really well. I haven't got all my results back for exams and whatnot yet, but so far I haven't gotten anything less than 78% which is pretty great. I'm super proud of myself because I got an email the other day saying I not only had a High Distinction in the class but also came equal third.

So yeah, between that and work it's been crazy but I have plenty of blog posts planned that I have wanted to write about for literally months! Kiara (my sister) and I went to Harry Potter In Concert at the start of the month so I will be writing all about that, as well as a collective favourites for what I've missed and a Birthday Haul (I turn 19 on the 30th and it's all very exciting).

Bookwise I have nothing new to tell you - I read nothing during uni so the reading wrap-ups would have been terrible even if I had written them. I'm reading heaps so far these holidays though and I can't wait to share them all with you!

I don't know if I have anything else to say really! Kiara and I have bought a few concert tickets recently so I'm super keen for that even though they're not for months and months. (We're going to Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, and Harry Styles).

I'll be posting very soon,