Friday, 28 August 2015

What is Autumn?

Autumn. Since I've come back from holiday, it is the one topic that is always seems to be on my mind, every minute of the day. The thought of it being just round the corner gives me so much thrill and excitement, that I just want to run about with my arms above my head, screaming that the season is almost  here. But why? Why is Autumn so special? What even is Autumn? The correct answer  would be a season right? Well that's wrong. Autumn is more than just a season my friend. Autumn is the following:

Autumn is that great feeling you get from wearing your favourite jumper.

Autumn it when it starts getting dark earlier.

Autumn is when the leaves transition from bright greens green, to dark reds, burnt oranges, and mustard yellows.

Autumn is when you light your favourite scented candles and the room suddenly feels ten times cosier.

Autumn is the crunch of leaves underneath your shoes as you walk.

Autumn is drinking your favourite hot drinks and feeling the warmth in your belly.

Autumn is carving into pumpkins before Halloween.

Autumn is watching fireworks from your bedroom window.

Autumn is wearing your favourite pair of socks to keep your feet warm.

Autumn is snuggling up with blankets while you watch television or read a book.

Autumn is the scent of pumpkins,cooked apples, cinnamon and caramel.

Autumn is your favourite pair of boots that you live in day after day.

Autumn is long walks in the crispy cold air.

Autumn is Guy Fawkes night, standing round a toasty bonfire and waiting for the fireworks.

Autumn is drawing love hearts in the air with sparklers.

Autumn is walking into a home that hugs you in warmth and smells of cooking after being out in the cold.

Autumn is that brisk breeze blowing against your body and through your hair

Autumn is time for love, family, friends and good  memories.

That is Autumn to me.

What is Autumn to you?

Much love,


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

What's inside my inside my memory box?

A couple of days ago I was sat bored in my room, when I felt a sudden urge to sort out and organise my draws. Over the years I have collected a whole bunch of clutter and unnecessary items, which I didn't know what to do with. So me being me would just shove it in my draws to forget about it. This has been going on for as long as I can remember, so the attempted to empty my draws. However my attempt at emptying my draws turned out to be futile, due to my utter distraction after finding piles and piles of nostalgic items. I probably spent an hour sitting on my bedroom floor feeling all gooey inside from the feels. I knew I wanted to keep these items all together in one place, so found an old shoe box to collect them all in. So this is how my memory box came to existence, and this is what's inside:

  • 3 concert tickets, from seeing Take That, One Direction, and 5 Seconds of Summer.
  • Two loom band figures; a marshmallow and a pear.
  • A "Pop Party" CD. (I just popped it into my laptop and am listening to it now. I'm half loving it, half cringing.)
  • 3 hand written letters. One from my boyfriend, one from my old best friend while I was on holiday in Egypt, and one from my Au-Pair. I love these, they're probably my favourite things from the box and tear me up every time.
  • 3 journals from a catholic summer camp that I attend, from 2013, 2014 and 2015. The reason I love these so much is because each person in your "small group" will write a message about you, saying what they like about you and anything else they want to add. It's great for a good confidence boost, especially since they're all so nice and warmhearted, so it helps you focus on your positives rather than any negatives. This is one of my favourites too.
  • A disc that has a video of me and my friend singing and dancing to a song by Jessie J from 2012.
  • My favourite Christmas and birthday cards.
  • Jewelry from when I was little.
  • A good luck cat from my Nan.
  • Loads and loads and loads of cringey photos.
  • My diary from when I was twelve years old. My handwriting back then was disgraceful, and I thought I was much cooler than I really was. Lets not talk about my twelve year old self again shall we?
  • A pebble that my friend got from the tooth fairy.
  • My table name card from my Aunt's and Uncle's wedding, a long with the poem I read during their ceremony.
  • A card with details of where we stayed on our trip to France in year seven.
  • Half of a best friend necklace.

So that is everything that was in my memory box, and it was a delight to share it with you. If you don't already have a memory box, I really really recommend making one. It's not just good for keeping all your memories and keepsakes together, it's great to look through when you're feeling down and need a good pick me up.

Have you got a memory box? What's your most fond memory?

Lots of love,

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Monday, 24 August 2015

3 Tips to surviving the "Back To School" season.

There's two more weeks to go until school starts again, and it's that dreaded point of your summer holiday's where everywhere you look, you're constantly reminded of your certain doom. If you're like me, it probably makes you feel sick and want to barf on the side of the street. How dare you advertise the words "Back To School". Don't you think we already know this useless information? So, I've created a list of tips that will help you enjoy your last weeks of freedom.

1. Spend time with your friends! 
When else is it acceptable to have a sleepover in the middle of the week? I'm the person who will happily spend the entirety of the holidays locked up in my room and only seeing my friends when I can be bothered, however when school is on the horizon, you need to stay out of your house as often as possible before you regret it. Drag yourself and your friends out of bed and make the most of the time you have!

2. Read a book!
If you have any anxieties about going back to school, reading books can be a great distraction. At the moment I'm really into The Maze Runner series written James Dashner. Grab a book, a blanket and a nice glass of your favourite drink, then let the story consume your thoughts.

3. Buy stationary!
Buying stationary is one of my favourite things to do; I could spend hours in shops like WHSmith and Paperchase! Buying nice stationary can really lift up your mood and could actually, dare I say it, get you excited for going back to school. Just imagine all your friends admiring your snazzy highlighters that look like nail polish!!

Lots of love <3

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