Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Halloween!

So it's been a while... 

I'm in my final year of uni so it's a little hard to keep this blog running, like now for instance I'm supposed to be writing an essay and yet here I am! 


So as it was Halloween recently I thought I'd show you what I decided to be for it, unfortunately if I had a brain I would have taken some step to step pictures of myself getting ready but I didn't think, so the complete look will have to do. 


I bought a Pirate costume over the summer... don't ask, but as it got to Halloween as I already had a costume I thought I might as well be a pirate, but then I thought how do I make that more of a Halloween look, so I thought might as well be a dead pirate right? Here's what I looked like: 






I didn't really know what to do with my face so I just painted a bit white so I looked even more pale (I'm quite pale as it is), put on some usual make-up like eyeliner, mascara, and some lipstick, and then just had some fake blood dripping from my eyes... oh and also a little scar on my neck! 

I then proceeded to drink rum most of the night, kept in character (I also drink that a lot anyway so it was bound to happen.) 

What did you guys dress up as for Halloween?

Chat soon! Hopefully won't be too long but we'll see how long these essays take me!
xx


Monday, 28 September 2015

Things I love: September

Hello all!

First of all I just want to apologise for the no posts for over a week! I moved back to Uni last week and this week gone has just been crazy busy! As well as seeing all my friends again and having a little fun for the freshers week, and my birthday, and running a society, it has just been too hectic to get a blog post done.

As it's near to the end of September I shall do my Things I love: September post!

What I watched:
I feel like I've watched barely anything this month but I'm going to go with Doctor Who! So the new series started last week so I sat down and watched that (Although I missed the episode the other day so I do need to catch up!) but it was just nice having it back on the TV, it isn't on as much as it used to be and I've always been a big fan of Doctor Who, but yeah can't wait for the rest of the series!

What I snapped:
I literally don't think I have taken any photos... but I'll choose a picture that was taken by someone else and I think I'll choose one from home just before coming back to Uni as I had a really nice Summer, and had some good nights out with friends! 



What I wore:
I'll say a present I got for my birthday, it's a playsuit from Boohoo and I love it! It looks more like a dress but it's something that I keep on wearing for nights out, which isn't good wearing the same thing over and over, but also good because it shows how much I love it aha! 

What I did:
I'd say my birthday for this, I moved back into Uni the day before and then on my birthday I had a nice lunch with my family and then in the evening me and my housemates and a few others went out, and it was the first night out with everyone moved in so it was just really fun. 

What I ate:
Well, I haven't cooked many amazing meals recently but I'm really enjoying veggie burgers at the moment, I'm not a vegetarian but they just taste so good, if I didn't love chicken so much I could probably be a vegetarian because that's the only meat I eat and I could live off veggie burgers...

What I drank: 
I don't really have a favourite drink for the month really.. so I don't really know what to say other than good ol' english tea. I probably have one every day, so it must be a favourite. 

Where I went:
So this is more like an event for where I went and again I'm going to say Saturday just gone I had a joint birthday party (I celebrated my birthday 3 times), and we had a Hawaiian themed party with a load of friends and it was a good night before lectures and that started back today! Everyone seemed to have a good night from what they and I can remember aha but it was very fun and there were some funny moments!

What I used: 
This one is meant to be an app that you used and loved for the month but again I find it's quite difficult to think of one.. so I'm just going to change it to any product that I have used. I'm going to say the Cosmopolitan The Fragrance, I got it as a free sample when I bought some other products and it smells so good. I've used the free sample up now but I wish I could afford to buy a bottle of it, if you can and you're looking for a new fragrance I'd recommend this one! 

What's your love list for September?!

Chat soon!

xx




Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Tales of Xillia Review

So I thought I'd write about something different other than an anime or a film, and the thing that crossed my mind was this game: Tales of Xillia. 

I don't know if you're into gaming or what not, but this is a really good game! It's on the PS3 and is known as a Japanese Role-playing game, however it is the thirteenth product of the Tale series, it was just the first one I had played. It's developed by Namco Tales Studio with Namco Bandai games as the publisher. 


It is quite an old game and I have also played it a good while ago but also quite recently too. I'd say it's something you can play to complete it but also it's not exactly boring and it's got a good story to it so you could easily play through it again, and also there's two stories you can play: Milla's or Jude's. 


The two main characters Milla and Jude are most of the time with each other so playing their character a lot of the time just means you can use that character for the parts where you're walking, and some of the cut scenes may be different, and as I said there are moments that they aren't together so some of the story will be different so I'd say it's good to have a go at playing both. 

So the plot of this game is that it takes place in a fictional world called Rieze Maxia where humans and ethereal spirits live in peace, and it follows Milla and Jude who have to dodge the government officials after sabotaging a weapon of mass destruction known as the Lance of Kresnik. From there Milla has a mission she must do but I won't go on anymore!

It's a long game which I think is good! Better it long and good then buying a short game that isn't too good being finished after only playing for a few hours. It consists of having the story and walking about, talking to people, to many battles if you bump into a monster. There's also many boss battles and so you have to train up your team with fighting monsters, that way you can get new skills and so on!



And obviously as you get further into your journey you meet people on the way that join your team, and they add to the story, and kind of have their only little stories to add to it. Whilst you're walking about and not in battles there's also little skits which is enjoyable to listen to and can be quite humorous.  

I'll be honest I haven't completed the game yet, I've played both Jude and Milla and with Milla I am literally near to the end of the game I just haven't had the chance to play it but I love playing it, I could sit for hours just playing it. It's quite an old game now and I'm sure now it shouldn't be too expensive to buy but I'd recommend it! 

Thanks for reading, have you played it? Or are there any games you would recommend? 
Chat soon!

xx

Monday, 14 September 2015

Advice for De-stressing

So it's another Advice Monday... and I thought I'd have some tips on how to de-stress!

It's not very nice to feel stressed, and sometimes when you are stressed the smallest things just get to you, and it can be quite hard to get that relief that you need so here are some helpful tips that help me out when I get a little too stressed out! 


1. Music. 
This is a big one for me but sometimes when you're stressed out and you're just in a bad mood and you have no idea how you can lift it and you just want to lie in bed and sleep away the day, I'd say putting on your favourite song or album that you can sing a long to! I don't know how it does it but it never fails to work, music just has a way of cheering you up, even if you just have a lie down and put on some music I guarantee you'll feel a little better, and maybe the problems that you're stressing over you'll be able to think of a good solution to fix them. 

2. Talk to a friend/partner/family
Sometimes you're just got so many things on your mind that are stressing you out and you just need some help on how to overcome these and I'd say chatting to someone you're close to, even if it's just having a phone call with someone to cheer you up and help you out with solutions. It's nice to get out whatever is troubling you and having someone to help you out with ideas, because sometimes you're just too stressed out to even think of solutions! 

3. Go outside, or go out with friends!
If you're stressing out over work or maybe you have an essay to write and you're just having a mental block and it's really getting to you, going out even if it's just for an hour or even less to have a little break forgetting about it, and having something to do that can distract you for a little while and then go back to it! I'm pretty sure as well if you're stuck indoors at a computer screen just typing away it's good to get some fresh air, it will give you a break and also it'll be good for your brain. 

4. Exercise
I know when you see people suggest this you're just like doing exercise will not make me feel better, it'll just make me tired! But it's the complete opposite... it can be hard to motivate yourself to do it to begin with and whilst you're exercising you might find it hard but you don't have to do much if you didn't want to or aren't used to doing it! Maybe even a quick yoga session, or a little jog, or some muscle exercises, I can guarantee afterwards you'll feel much more awake and for the rest of the day you'll feel happy, after I do some sort of exercise after I feel so buzzed and just really happy so I think this is a really good idea. 

5. Tidy your room..
This might sound odd, but if you're at your laptop doing an essay and you're room is a mess, for some people it can really help you to work in a tidy room. I wouldn't say this is a big one for me but when you tidy your room afterwards you're like, 'this is so much better, it's so clean!' right? Or is that just me, I love having a tidy room, although it doesn't take long to be untidy again! But sometimes if you're feeling stressed and in a bad mood, having a tidy room is quite good. Tidy room, tidy mind? This might work for some! 

I hope these tips can help! Does anyone else do any of these to make themselves feel better? 


Chat soon!

xx 

Thursday, 10 September 2015

My Favourite Studio Ghibli Films

So I know it isn't Wednesday (it's Thursday), but I had an extremely busy day yesterday going off to London and going to the theatre to see Blood Brothers (Really good by the way aha), and I didn't have anything lined up to quickly post for this! So I am doing it now... 

I decided to go down the Studio Ghibli route because I'm sure a lot of people have seen at least one Ghibli film... (if not then please do), but I want to do a little list of my top 3 that I absolutely love and would recommend for you to watch! And you don't have to be an anime fan to watch these, they're brilliant movies, the story lines are always heart warming, and the art is amazing, and the lead characters are always really good! And also if you're looking for a shorter movie to watch some of them aren't as long, and they just have really good messages in them really!

So my first choice (these aren't going to be in order, I don't know if I could choose an order for these films...) But it's Whisper of the Heart


This is quite an inspiring film, it's very cute and it's just really enjoyable to watch. It's about a girl who loves to read, and she finds that every book she gets out of the library someone has always previously checked them out before her and she's intrigued into finding out who this boy is. She finds out and also gets quite fond of an antique shop that she finds one day where she meets an old man (who you find out who he is and so on, I don't want to spoil anything) but the boy gets an opportunity to go away for a few months to study in Italy to fulfil his dream. They like each other of course, but she feels like she needs to be better for him by also trying to find a dream so she decides to write a story whilst he is away. I won't go on any further but it's such a heart warming film and it also makes you think. If you haven't watched any Ghibli's and don't know where to start I'd say this is a pretty good choice! 

Next one is The Cat Returns! Now what I didn't mention is that in Whisper of the Heart in the antique shop she learns about this cat statue who is called the Baron. And so this film which is a short film links in with this cat statue. 

This film is about a girl who has an ability to talk to cats... now this film sounds silly and yes it is but it also has a good message to it. So she saves the cat prince as it crosses a road and nearly gets hit and at the time she just saw him as a normal cat, (of course you would!) but little did she know the cats wanted to thank her! Basically from there things happen that aren't good and the Baron is someone who helps her out and tells her the important message of believing in herself and never giving up, and a film with that message really makes you feel good, that's what I find anyway, and I just find most Ghibli's to be really clever in that way. 

My last choice is Howl's Moving Castle! I've seen this a lot, like over 20 times probably... but if you like something why not watch it over and over! 

So this ones about a girl called Sophie who has an encounter with Howl, who's a mysterious wizard, when she gets rescued by him from some soldiers, however this then grabs the attention of the witch of the waste who then visits Sophie and puts a curse on her so she looks like an old woman! So she goes off to find this mysterious wizard Howl to get the curse lifted, and she gets help from a scarecrow who adds to the plot later on... but you'll find out if you watch! It's a good film, it's really enjoyable, the story line is good, obviously the art is amazing... just watch it. 

And that's my list of my 3 favourite Ghibli films! Hope you enjoyed reading, have you seen any? If so what are your favourites? Recommend me some! (If I haven't already seen it.. and I've watched quite a few) 

Chat soon, 
xx




Monday, 7 September 2015

Decorating your new room at University

As said before I now post on certain days with certain posts, and today is an advice monday! I enjoy talking about things that might help others and I thought Monday's are usually the days where people are like "ugh start of the week!" So I thought it went well together! 

Today's advice Monday will be about some tips for University, as it's the beginning of September it's the time where people will go off and start their first year of Uni! And it can be quite a scary but very exciting thought. I thought I'd talk about what things are handy to bring with you, and what you could bring with you to make you feel more comfortable as you're away from home. 

For most Uni is the first time that you live away from home and because you've been living at home all your life it can be a little shock with how much you have to do... but here's a little section on what I'd recommend you bring with you to your new room!

1. Lots of photos of friends and family. One of the nicest things is to have a photo wall, and especially being away from everyone back home that you're used to being around all the time, you miss them. Having a little personalised photo wall just makes the room your own, and feel more homely, and throughout the year meeting new friends you can add to it! Have a whole wall covered in photos! 



2. I think fairy lights are always a good thing to have, they're really cute and pretty and it just makes the room look homely, and also you can get them in so many shops at a really cheap price. Draped on the bed or over the window or anywhere really they just look good! 


These pictures are my second year house but I didn't have many good pictures of my room in halls for first year!

3. I know that in many halls you can't have candles because they'll set off the fire alarms so when you do have your own house for second and third year I'd recommend candles if your landlord allows you to but I think they're handy when you're sitting in your room doing some work it's quite relaxing and calming to have a good smelling candle lit! Also it just looks nice, so going along with the look with halls you can buy fake candles that look quite cool.. (maybe it's just me aha.) 

You'd think being a student my shelf would be more full..
4. I'd recommend having some posters! When you get to your room the day you move in, it is very bland, the walls are usually painted a contemporary colour and there's not much going on so I'd say bring some posters (or usually Uni's will have cheap poster sales), and just cover your walls, or set them out in a neat way, I just put mine anywhere. It just makes the room feel your own instead of just a room that you're living in for a year, which it is but you want it to feel like a second home! 

yes those are Halloween decorations...
I think these are some good little things you can take with you to make your room feel comfortable and homely, obviously bring the essentials like bedding, clothes/shoes, maybe some storage boxes, books/dvds, TV if you wanted it (I didn't bother, I didn't miss watching television!), Laptop and anything you need for your course (like notebooks, books you need to read, stationary..), and then other stuff for cooking, and basic items really, I'm sure you know all them! 

If you're starting Uni this September have fun! First year is a very fun year and I'm sure you'll have an amazing time. What things would you bring to decorate your room? 

Hope you enjoyed reading! :) 

Chat soon,
xx




Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Psycho-Pass Movie Review

So I missed out on starting the week but here's my new Wednesdays. Now I know it's a little different and it's something that only a few might be into but it's something I enjoy and I've called it 'weeaboo wednesdays' because it goes well together but I wouldn't describe myself as a weeaboo, I'm just someone that watches anime and reads manga from time to time, I don't watch or read 24/7 but maybe once a month or something I'll sit and watch a series and so on. 

I watched this movie probably a month ago now but I thought I'd give it a little review. So it's Psycho-Pass the Movie, which I found out about after watching the first and second season of Psycho-Pass. I loved the series a lot, I remember watching the first few episodes in the first series and I found it difficult to get into for some reason, I just didn't find it that interesting but I decided to carry on and as the episodes went on it just gripped me, I just wanted to keep watching it to see what would happen next. So it didn't take me too long to watch them both, and I don't know if I'm the only one but I preferred the second series to the first, even though the second one didn't have kougami in it (sad times) but I don't know what I enjoyed more about it, but I ended up scoring the first one 8 out of 10 and the second one 9 out of 10. I then scored the movie 10 out of 10, aha see the pattern there? I guess I just thought it got better and better. 

I'd say technically you don't have to watch the series before the movie but I'd advise it, it's a new story so that's why you don't have to watch the series first and there are different characters with a few returning ones so I guess if you wanted to know more about the main character it might be good to watch the series, and the Sibyl system isn't really explained too much as it's all been said in the series so I'd say it would be a good idea to watch the series before the movie. I've seen some reviews of the movie and most are disappointed by it, maybe just because I love the series I love the film. 

The movie is about the Sibyl System beginning to get exported to troubled countries, and the South East Asia Union brings it in as an experiment, and the coastal town of Shambala Float achieves temporary peace, however the SEAUn send terrorists to Japan. Back in the main office of the Sibyl System they believe it's a certain someone involved in this act (you'll know who if you watch it aha), so Tsunemori (the main character of the movie, and the series) who is in charge of the police travels to Shambala Float to investigate, which you then find out what's really going on. 

I enjoyed all the action, and the story wasn't bad, it wasn't just the usual characters which some may be disappointed by but I thought it was kinda nice to bring in new people, gives it a little change. I'd watch it again, and if you enjoyed the series I don't think the movie will ruin it for you, it may not make everyone pleased but I enjoyed it. 

Hope you enjoyed my little review! Have you seen it? What's your favourite anime? 

Chat soon, 
xx








Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Things I love: August

So, I saw inthefrow's new video on youtube called, 'August Love List' you can watch it here if you want to have a look: video but I just thought it was a really good idea and it's something different so I thought I'd have a go!

What I watched:
The idea for this one is to choose a favourite film or television programme that you have watched this month that you really enjoyed, and you're meant to pick just one but I'm going to say a film and a series, that should be allowed right?
So for favourite film over this month, I went to the cinema nearer to the end of the month so it can still count! But I went to see the new Mission Impossible, and it was so good. It was so intense all the way through, every moment you're just like oh god this is going to go wrong but at the same time you know it never does go wrong but it still make it feel so intense! I'd recommend that you go see this! 

For a series I'm going to pick Attack on Titan, and yes I'm so behind with the whole craze over this that happened when it first came out which is a good while ago now! But I enjoyed it, better late than never eh? I found it intense and it was quite heartbreaking really, but overall I feel it's a good watch!

What I snapped: 
I haven't took many pictures this month and also my phone is so badly cracked and damaged that pictures don't turn out great on it. But I'll choose the picture from Bloodstock back in the beginning of the month as I had such a good time and it's a good memory to have!
This isn't the one from my phone as the quality is so bad but it's the festival so :)

What I wore: 
I recently went through my wardrobe and sorted through it as I had a load I haven't wore for years and I came across this nice dress that is black and has little flowers on it and I remember a good few years ago I used to wear it a lot, so I tried it on and I just loved it all over again!


What I did: 
I'd say just for the end of August I visited my boyfriend and stayed for just over a week and it was nice to see him and spend a lot of time together, it was just a nice relaxing week, with occasional days out like going to the cinema, going to a museum and shopping round Birmingham. But I'd also say seeing old friends back home, as I go to Uni and I'm there for most of the year so catching up with people is always really nice to do. 

What I ate: 
I'm going to say the pasta bake I've been making recently which I will take with me when I go back to Uni in a few weeks! But it's just pasta with a tomato-y sauce, with herbs, cut up bacon which gives it a really nice flavour, and I also make a vegetarian one for my brother which is also just as good. And generally pasta bakes are super quick and easy to make. 

What I drank: 
I had some rhubarb cider and it was the nicest thing ever. It's probably difficult to find it in many other places as this was at a festival but it was just so sweet, and you could barely taste the cider, it was like rhubarb juice, but I also love cider so I'd drink it on its own as well. 

Where I went: 
I'd probably just say Bloodstock again, I've done many other things like visit friends and go cinema and so on but as this was such a big event I thought I'd choose this. As said before I really enjoyed it and it was the first festival I've been to, which was nice to have the festival experience, I only stopped in a tent over night the once and then travelled back and forth the next day but it was good! I'd only recommend if you're into heavy metal music, but also the weather was really sunny so it was just nice to chill and listen to music and so on!

What I heard:
I'm going to say quite a jokey one.. but I love it. So there's a band called Evil Scarecrow and there's two of their songs that I can't stop listening to. And I'd recommend to watch videos of them singing it live because it's all about the audience participation. But the two songs are Robototron and Crabulon, and they're both just fab.

What I used: 
I'll probably just go with Snapchat, the general one that everyone will probably say but I just like messing about on it, when you're bored and you just find yourself sending weird snapchats to friends, it's just a little bit of entertainment for a few minutes aha. 

Hope you enjoyed my August love list, and yes I have been away for a week, as I said I've just been away spending a week at my boyfriends so the lack of posts was because of that but I should be back on top of things now! And as I said in my last post I have set ones on certain days so thats how my blog should go from now on. Hope you've had a good month! What things have you been loving? 

Chat soon, 
xx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

A little change...


So I do love writing about different things instead of focusing on one subject but I feel like it comes across as a little messy, I mean it's good to have variety of different posts but I feel like I need a theme that I stick to, does that make sense? 

This means that I might have certain posts that I'll do once a week, or something that I do once a month. I've spent the afternoon writing notes and playing around with titles and what I enjoy writing. I feel like advice and top tip posts are a personal favourite and I like to write about what I've learnt and then hope that it can help out others. I'm not saying that it'll be brilliant advice because you might think about things differently but if you are worried about something, or nervous then maybe it can ease you a little.. that's what I aim for anyway! 



With that in mind I'm definitely going to be doing an advice post once a week, I was thinking a Monday might be a good day to do it because Monday's are stereotypically one of those days that most people dislike, so it kind of fits.. kind of? I haven't really thought up a clever title at the moment so all I've written down is "Advice Mondays" which is frankly quite boring so if anyone reads this please do comment any creative names, I'll check your blog out! Which brings me onto another thought I had, I like reading other people's blog posts and I feel like If I enjoy reading something I should say? So once a week, or this could be a monthly thing I'll do a post on my favourite blog that week/month, however I might put that into a monthly favourites video. 

I think the problem I have is wanting to do so many different things.. so ideas that I've written down are things such as, advice mondays, film fridays, fashion fridays, make-up mondays, monthly favourites... I want to add everything I can but I'm unsure whether having such a mixture is just too much? 

These are only starter ideas, but I am going to have a certain theme to my blog rather than a variety of everything so look forward to that! This way at least you'll know what to expect on certain days, so you can be like oh it's advice mondays let's go check out what the advice is this week, and so on, its sounds cool to me aha! I know this was a little boring but it's just a heads up of what my future blog will bring. 

Hope you're having a lovely day, chat soon!

xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Taking Snapchat too far

So, this might be a bit of a silly post but there's many people out there who love snapchat right?! I am one of those people who loves it! And I don't really take it seriously and you'll see what I mean... but sometimes I'm bored and it's just fun to snapchat friends with weird things right? Here's my snapchat art, enjoy ;)

Have a go at guessing who I am... 







Yeah I'm odd, I know... is it just me that does this? I should be too embarrassed to put this on here.. 

ahaha hope you enjoy laughing at me, chat soon!

I think my next post will be more of a lifestyle one, and bring back some more advice as I enjoy doing that and it's been a tiny while that I haven't done one!

xx

Monday, 17 August 2015

Cambodia!

Hey there! 
I decided that I should write a post on my experience to Cambodia... and before I start it was a good few years ago now! But I didn't have a blog back then and so I thought I'd do it now. It's still interesting, and nice for me to look back on. 

So I went to Cambodia on an expedition with some people from my school back in 2013 for 3 weeks, it wasn't really a "holiday" as we did some community work in local villages and taught at a school, and also learnt more about the culture too and visited some special places. We did have 3 days at the end for a little r & r and that was a more tourist place with western restaurants and beaches! 

I also found my little diary I wrote when I was there so it seems like a good time to have a look back at my time there! Which is also handy because I can't remember the names of the places we stayed at! 

So after the very very long flight and the short second flight and the short ride to the first hotel on some tuk tuks! (It felt so surreal when we first got on one and left the airport and saw the surroundings, it was kind of weird but exciting to be in Cambodia after the long run up to it!) We stayed a few nights in the capital which is called Phnom Penh and as it was the students leading the expedition it was up to us to book transport and get food and drink, and look after the money. My first diary entry wasn't brilliant.. and I can hardly read my writing (well done Chloe) but I literally just stated what we did, (left UK Tuesday morning, arrived in Cambodia Wednesday morning.. I also remember not falling asleep at all on the plane so that first day I was extremely tired, road a tuk tuk to hotel, went to buy water and a phone, had dinner and then went to sleep!) 
First day, on a tuk tuk leaving the airport!
I don't want this to be super long because you'll probably get bored aha, so second day we visited the Royal Palace and some temples, we probably did other things but of course I didn't write it down, and highlighted in my diary that there was a "lizard problem occurring in our room." I remember standing on my bed to hang up some washing and a lizard ran out onto my bed! To be honest there was no getting away from things like that, you'd go into restaurants and you'd see like 20 lizards on one wall. Day after we visited the killing fields, a museum and a Russian Market. 





We then left to go to Battangbang where we stayed for a week, we had a tour around the school, had a tour of the area (visited a market nearby), built a part of a fence in the school, walked to a villiage where we had to teach the children about recycling so played some games to do with it, (I remember it was so hot, I mean it was hot every day but I remember whilst playing the games and having to walk to and back from the village the heat killed me! I had a very sunburnt face) As well as play with the kids we also built and incinerator so they could burn their rubbish, which again was hard to do in the heat. We did the village stuff in the morning then taught at the school in the afternoon/early evening, (teaching words, getting to know the children, funny tongue twisters etc.) I do remember they made us breakfast, lunch and dinner for the time we were there and of course it's what they usually eat but having rice in every meal after a week wasn't fab! One night in the shower in our room there was a massive spider! It was horrifying. 





We then went to Siem Reap where we visited Angkor Wat (very early start as we wanted to catch the sunrise but it wasn't clear enough for it), and also visited floating villages! And other temples too!




I've missed out a few hotels here and there where we stayed for a night but the last main place was the hotel in Sihanoukville which is where we had our r & r! The beaches were really nice, it was a tad windy and rainy as the whole time we were there it was monsoon season, but the rain never made it any cooler, I'm not great in really hot weather and obviously it was always warm. But we chilled out, the hotel had a pool so we went in there, also got on a boat, and had a little swim in the sea to a beach. There was a Western restaurant near where we stayed so we basically just had our dinners there, it was nice to not have rice for a bit! 

And that's that really, then it was time to go home! I hope this wasn't too long or boring but I tried to make it as small as I could! I would love to do something like this again, and if you get the opportunity to do it I'd definitely recommend that you do! It's a once in the lifetime thing, and you might not get the chance to do it again so go for it! 

Have you been anywhere on an expedition? Or if not where would you like to go? :) 

Chat soon,

xx 

Friday, 14 August 2015

100 things to do!

Sometimes you find yourself sitting at home with not much to do, and no matter how hard you think of something to do nothing comes to you.. anyone had that feeling?! Well I'm going to help you out.. I thought if I write a list of 100 things to do there's bound to be something that you think, yeah I feel like doing that! (I should have chose 10 things, good luck to me!) 

1. Draw something
2. Watch a film
3. Watch a TV series
4. Watch youtube videos
5. Put music on and dance around like crazy
6. Try out different make-up looks because, why not?
7. Play video games
8. Play board games
9. Dye your hair for the lols
10. Bake a cake/cookies
11. Go through all your clothes and have a mass sort out!
12. Look through your drawers and sort through things, and you'll probably be surprised by some old memories you come across!
13. Do some painting
14. Do some writing, a story, poem, etc... 
15. Ring up a friend and see if they're free to do something
16. DnD (dungeons and dragons) 
17. Have a little Come Dine with me competition with your friends!
18. Go cinema
19. Go out to lunch or dinner
20. Go bowling
21. Go shopping! (Or window shopping if you have no money to spend, it's still fun!) 
22. Get a train to somewhere!
23. Go to the park
24. Get a tattoo! Why not.. 
25. Go round a friends house and just chill
26. Visit a museum
27. Visit an art gallery
28. Go to a castle or historic house
29. Visit some amazing gardens
30. Make something, arts and crafts
31. Buy a ticket for a gig (gets you excited for a day in the future!)
32. Have a picnic
33. Write a blog post ;) or start one if you haven't already..
34. Paint your nails
35. Try out some different hairstyles
36. Watch anime
37. Read manga
38. Go on a walk
39. Go for a run
40. Bike ride
41. Do some yoga
42. Sing
43. Practise a skill, like an instrument you play
44. Learn a new skill
45. Learn how to cook some meals
46. Learn magic tricks
47. Learn to play a game (card games etc) 
48. Browse web
49. Redecorate
50. Tidy your room.. not exactly fun but I guess it has to be done!
51. Do work for school/college/uni
52. Look for a job
53. Socialise online, play games over the internet on skype or something
54. Cuddle someone
55. Lay on the sofa with friends and watch movies, get some snacks, have a load of blankets
56. Make a fort
57. Visit grans or granddads
58. Lay on the ground at night and look at the stars
59. Go out drinking (If you're of age) 
60. Go to a house party/host a house party
61. have a bbq
62. Take funny snapchats
63. Get your camera and take some arty pics
64. Take some selfies!
65. If you have friends over take loads of pictures together
66. Go to the library
67. If you have a dog, go walk it
68. Play with any pets you might have, give em some fuss
69. Make your own jewellery 
70. Make a list of goals you want to achieve 
71. Make a to-do list of any jobs you might need to do
72. Make a list of everywhere you want to go in your life
73. Volunteer somewhere (animal shelter, charity shop etc) 
74. Learn a new language
75. Plant some seeds
76. Start a diary
77. Go on a date!
78. Or have a romantic date night with your other half
79. Go to the gym
80. Go to the seaside
81. Go swimming
82. Go to a theme park
83. Go on a roadtrip or just a little drive by yourself or with friends
84. Have a spa day, get a massage!
85. Make a photo wall
86. Go ice skating 
87. Go to a cafe or sit on a bench and people watch
88. Make a smoothie
89. Make a cocktail
90. Get a hair cut
91. Do some gardening
92. Tell someone a joke
93. Check the social media's
94. Go food shopping
95. Have a sleepover
96. Skip through the music channels
97. Skype someone
98. Ring someone, or have a messaging sesh
99. Go to an arcade!
100. Just do something.. 

Well that took a lot of thinking! Maybe this might help you.. aha let me know! What do you like to do? 

Chat soon!

xx