Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bucket list: Parascending

Last year i went to the beautiful Tunisia in Africa. It was such a lovely holiday but the best part was going parascending. This was on my bucket list and it was so great to have the opportunity to go. I managed to get a few shots of the experience and hopefully they will encourage you to go too!

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As you can see, being abroad the sea was so clear you could see all of the multi-coloured seaweed . The view is also outstanding and stunningly beautiful and i loved it. The journey lasted about 5 minutes but obviously it depends where and when you go and how much it costs! I think it is a great thing to do – it definitely gives you a rush without being too intense!


Look there's me! I'm at the front!




I would 100% recommend parascending, it was super fun. Let me know in the comments what you think? Would you consider going parascending?

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Revision Survival Kit

Seeing as exams are coming up for many of you (and myself), you may be wondering about revision. Therefore, although i can’t do revision for you, i can help make it more exciting! Despite sounding tedious, here are a few things I find handy and helpful when it comes to revision at the same time as making it a little fun!




1) Notebooks!

For me, one way of making revision more exciting or at least a bit more bearable, i use different and pretty designed notebooks. I use these to write lists, fill in my revision timetable or even do work in. Nevertheless, i believe that having nice coloured notebooks helps with revision.

2) Revision Timetable

No revision can be done without a basic plan. A revision timetable is of course, personal to you, however i think its essential to have one in order to know the basis of what you are supposed to be doing; what topic and subject and when. There are many online websites to help you with these and even a few apps, but its definitely a must have!

3) Highlighters

My lifesavers. Highlighters are the best things you can have in your life because they are helpful with everything. Whether you are mind mapping, making notes or just writing a list, highlighters are amazing. The ones i have are really cool as they are double sided, therefore i can underline too and for neat organised people like me, they would be great to use.

4) Coloured Pens

These are great mainly for mind maps because they are ‘brain-friendly’ as a famous teacher of mine once said. The use of different colours and pictures really does stimulate the mind and therefore i definitely recommend investing in some!

5) Sticky tack

No other reason has sticky tack been mentioned except for the use of sticking mind maps and helpful revision posters on the wall. Many people learn well from this because being surrounded in a few key notes can sometimes catch your eye and jog your memory.

6) Paper clips

What would i do without paper clips? I have no idea because i would be nothing without the organisation of paperclips. These are just great for collecting work and pilling up sheets of paper into sections. I grabbed some of my paperclips from Ikea, accessorize and staples.

7) Tipp-ex

This is genuinely handy when writing notes up in neat. Personally i get bothered when not all of my work is neat, so the use of tipp-ex ensures my work looks nice and presentable. Furthermore, i prefer using these tape type tipp-ex because it doesn't smell as much.

8) Ring-binders

Ring binder folders are great for revision, work and organisation in general. For me i have a huge ring binder just for current revision which is great because everything is therefore kept in one place.

9) Food and Drink

No revision survival kit would be a good one without nice treats like food and drink. I love buying milkshakes and little chocolaty snacks, however it is important to eat lots of fruit too, because its good for you! 

10) Music

Of course, music is a great technique for revision. Actually, it has been proven music helps with revision because a tune helps you to remember facts. However this does not work for everyone and side note; music with lyrics does not work!


I hope my little tips helped, feel free to comment and other tips, techniques and items that you find great for revision!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

I'm stuck here on this island…

Considering it is Thursday, I have decided to do a little ‘throw-back’ from when I saw Twin Atlantic live. On Monday the 5th of November 2012, I went to Norwich, UEA LCR with a couple of my firends to see Twin Atlantic perform with support of the brilliant Charlie Simpson from Busted (do you remember him?!) and Dead Sara.
Charlie Simpson
As we walked into the venue, luckily we managed to grab ourselves a comfortable spot on the steps where we could see clearly. Personally, i was a little disappointed with Dead Sara, however on the other hand, when Charlie Simpson came on, I was very excited. I knew all of the songs he played and i really enjoyed the set.
Next Twin Atlantic came on and we knew they were about to come on stage because Bohemian Rhapsody began to play. The lights were flashing and the crowd were cheering excited for the entrance of Twin Atlantic. Their set mainly consisted of their new album ‘Free’ but they played a few songs from their other albums too! If you want to read more about Twin Atlantics ‘Free’ album click here because i wrote a post last month about it.
“I think i just needed a rush”, I love these lines in their song ‘Yes i was drunk’ because they really suited my feelings during the gig. I love seeing bands live precisely for this reason.
Twin Atlantic at Norwich UEA, 5th November 2012
More about Twin Atlantic:
Originally from Glasgow, the band members of Twin Atlantic include: Sam McTrusty (Guitar/ Lead vocals), Barry McKenna (Guitar/ Keyboard/ Cello/ Backing vocals), Ross McNae (Bass/ Keyboard/ Backing vocals) and Craig Kneale (Drums). They have had a very successful career so far and therefore have had the opportunity support many high profile bands. They have supported Aereogramme, Circa Survive, Biffy Clyro, Finch, The Fall of Troy, Thrice, Say Anything, The Smashing Pumpkins, Blink 182, The Gaslight Anthem, Taking Back Sunday, My Chemical Romance, Angels & Airwaves, Enter Shikari, The Subways, The Swellers, and You Me At Six. Through these support roles and several headline tours of their own they have built a strong and ever-growing fan base.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Current Favourites

Recently I have really been loving a collection of items, but I couldn't think of a suitable post for separate ones, so why not do a favourites post?! These are my favourite items and products at the moment!


This watch was actually a Christmas present however, i am aware that it came from Lisa Angel. I’ve wanted a vintage type watch for so long and this is definitely the nicest one i have seen! I absolutely love it and it’s definitely a great buy! I really love the hands on the watch and the vintage feel along with the studded strap which makes it a little more modern.



This nail varnish was such a good buy! I bought this early last year and I've used it whenever i have had the chance to paint my nails. Its just a really lovely glittery top coat and its definitely worth the money. Moreover, the make 17 is one of my all time favourites as the brush makes it easy to apply and the varnish is always a good consistency as some cheaper makes clog up quickly.



This cute little “Live the life you love” sign was from Sass and belle. Its a shop i am not too familiar with however, when i visited Brighton on holiday last year, I popped in and instantly fell in love with some of their products. Its a shop very similar to Lisa Angel but slightly less popular as I know there aren't many shops around the Uk. However if you do live nearby to one, definitely pop in and take a look!



This has to be my all time favourite pendant necklace! It came from Accessorize, and although it was quite expensive (£10!) I haven't stopped wearing it! Despite the price, it was definitely a good buy because its really pretty and it goes with everything I wear!



These earrings are an extra. I bought these when I went on holiday to Tunisia. The metal is real silver and there were quite expensive however a lot cheaper than they would have been in the UK. I love them and think they are really pretty. Furthermore the hand of fatima is really fashionable and brings good luck! Every little bit of luck helps!


So there you have it. They are my current favourites! Let me know in the comments some of your favourites!

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Bucket List

So, I just thought it might be nice for me to share my bucket list with you guys! Perhaps when i complete something i can make a post to celebrate!
  • Learn to speak a language fluently
  • Go skydiving
  • Go Parascending
  • Go to university
  • See the Northern lights
  • Go on an African safari
  • Go skiing
  • Go backpacking around Europe
  • Get another piercing
  • Visit the largest aquarium in the world
  • Kayak with dolphins
  • Go whale watching
  • See Blink-182 live
  • Help a charity in Africa
  • Visit New York
  • Go up the shard in London
In the comment, let me know of some of your bucket list items!

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Winter Sunset

A few days ago, I went on an ‘adventure’ to a local lake of mine. My aim was to get their early so that it wouldn't be too dark walking but as per usual I was later than intended. When i got to the lake, due to the early winter evenings the sun was then setting. Because of this, as I walked round the lake there were the most beautiful views of the sunset and so i thought i would take advantage of this and show the some pictures of the afternoon.

I love these photos, because although they are not amazing quality, they were really pretty seeing the moon so clear and the skies such beautiful colours!



Seeing the moon through these trees was so pretty and I really enjoy winter days like this.
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my pictures, and i hope it gives you inspiration to go for a little exploration one afternoon too!

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A little trip to Cromer

Last week, I had the chance to visit Norfolk’s seaside town of Cromer. I went on the coastal walk from Overstrand to Cromer and back over the beach. The sun was shining and despite being very chilly the coast walk was really nice.
Once we arrived in Cromer, it was time for lunch so we went to the Rocket House Café which has amazing food!

Then we had travelled back on the beach and saw the damage the tide surge, which hit the Norfolk coasts late last year, had caused. It was sad to see all of the beach huts destroyed and there was loads of debris on the edges of the beach, which really makes you realise the damage the sea can cause!

The sun was slowly descending behind the cliffs as we walked back over the beach.


I had a lovely time on this Sunday walk, despite not exploring Cromer more, it was a nice and relaxing walk and I hope it inspires you too to go for a walk by the beach soon!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hello again, my dear old friend

On Tuesday the 9th October 2012, I went to Norwich Waterfront to watch the amazing band Young Guns perform for the first time.
Tour Poster
Support came from; Marmozets, Your Demise and We Are The In Crowd.
We (Me and my Dad) walked into the venue and the atmosphere was amazing, although I had not heard Marmozets before I enjoyed nodding along to their set, and then came Your Demise. As soon as they appeared on stage an explosion of energy came too! I cannot say I love their music but they definitely got the crowd ‘going’. We Are The In Crowd were the only support I had previously listened to and had heard of before, and I was particularity looking forward to their set. Despite not playing my favourite song they were really great and got me in the mood for Young Guns to come on.
We Are The In Crowd Taylor Jardine (lead singer)
We Are The In Crowd Mike Ferri (bass)
The lights were flashing and the crowd were cheering for the entrance of  Young Guns. As Gustav Woods (lead singer) came on stage everyone was excited for the set. Their set mainly consisted of their new album ‘Bones’ (which I still to this day absolutely LOVE) but they also played a few songs from their other album ‘All our kings are dead’.
By far an amazing experience I shall never forget, this gig was great!
Young Guns Gustav Woods (lead singer)
Young Guns at Norwich Waterfront, 9th October 2012
Young Guns Simon Mitchell (bass)
Young Guns at Norwich Waterfront, 9th October 2012
More About  Young Guns :
From High Wycombe in the UK, Young Guns are a band who’s first debut EP was released in 2009. In late 2011 they re;eased their second album Bones. The band have supported several headline acts including Enter Shikari and Lostprophets. They have made many appearances on Radio 1 and intend on writing another album for 2014.