Half arsed update!

Hellooooo people of the internet! Apologies for not updating my blog for months! I don’t know why I haven’t posted, but I’ve written at least 3 blog posts since then, all of which are in my drafts ready to be edited and uploaded. Although, they will probably not make the cut and never appear on my page, boo.

Anyway’s this blog post wasn’t gonna be an update on me and my life (which is 99% of my blog) but I was going to post an article I got published yesterday, but instead I shall link it here. I mean, how cool does this look?
Screen Shot 2017-11-11 at 12.03.47In other news, I did get into University to do English Literature, butttt 2 weeks into my course I changed and now I’m a BA Sociology student! I swore to myself I’d use this reading week (which has now come to an end) to catch up on the work I missed prior to the course and the work I missed from absent days, but I have yet to do any of those things. It’s okay tho, I still have all of today, tonight and tomorrow…right? I’m sure it’ll be fine. I already want the Christmas holidays to come but hey ho.

In other news, since my last blog post I GOT SOME TATTOOS LADS! AND I LOVE THEM! Abigail got two new ones too!! Honestly, the pain was okay and they look amazing so I’m very happy with them! Me and Abigail also celebrated our one year anniversary and she made me the cutest photo album thingy and I CRIED, IT WAS SO CUTE. I’m pretty sure I didn’t do a holiday post either but Amsterdam was amazing! I shall add a few pics at the end methinks.

I also have some exciting things happening in November, me and Abigail are going to see a film two weeks before its release, It’s my birthday! and we’re also going out for another friends birthday too!! I find November to be a bit dull, but Christmas is round the corner so it’s not all doom and gloom. With Abigail being in second year, having a weekend job and doing a uni placement, and me in uni nearly everyday our schedules are a bit full and hard to match up, our reading weeks wasn’t even the same so I would like Christmas to come along now so I can eat nice food and binged TV with her and our families.

I’m feeling good within myself touch wood , reading back on a draft titled ‘gloomy’ I couldn’t say the same a few weeks ago. One of the reasons I write, not just my blog posts but generally write and take pictures, it’s to remember how I felt and how I was at a certain point. They both help me feel, transport me back into that specific moment so I can understand what I was feeling; half the time it’s like ‘thank fuck that’s over’. I don’t think any one feeling is the same, I think you have a new experience of it every time, along with a new way of dealing with it. Right now, I feel good, and I’ll look back on this blog post and remember how badly I am procrastinating, and maybe feel slightly guilty but that’s it. This blog post took a somewhat deep turn lmao, but now I shall go and sit at my desk for 5 hours watching Louis Theroux. Also, I highly recommended Grace and Frankie on Netflix, me and Abigail love it.

If you follow me on my social media you’ll get regular updates and more insight into the things I’ve mentioned, otherwise this blog post will be about 10 pages long, maybe I should actually update when things happen.

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What I got up to in April! / Concert Review

Hellooooo!! Another post already? Lucky you lot. So, as I said in my March concert review post, I had two concerts in April, which were super, super fun so I thought I’d give you all a little review as promised.

Firstly, was Dua Lipa. This was my valentines gift from Abigail, since we both love singing stupidly along to her songs it’d would’ve been a waste not to see her. The concert was also in half term, which was very well planed on Abigail’s side of things. Now, she doesn’t exactly have an album out but rather she has about 5 or something songs on Spotify/Apple Music so I didn’t really know what to expect on her set list. She did sing some songs I didn’t really know nor are they coming out of her album she’s releasing so…lucky us I guess? Anyway, first things first, the dancing at this concert was something else. WHY DO PEOPLE SWING EVERY SINGLE LIMB THEY HAVE AROUND WHEN THEY DANCE? honestly, in a concert setting where 1) I can’t move away from you so I’m forced to dodge you’re flying limbs, 2) nor can I stop watching your awful dancing. It was honestly captivating. The concert itself was actually really good! I had a really nice time singing along to cheesy pop songs and laughing away the night. The stage set up was also super cool and pretty, I genuinely think I have an obsession with neon lights, but they’re so expensive to buy?! so I guess I’ll just fuel my obsession by taking pictures of them instead. The venue was Shepard’s Bush Empire, somewhere I hadn’t been before and it was nice finally going to a new concert venue, although it was somewhat a nightmare to get to as the central line broke down on the way there and would’ve left us somewhat stranded, luckily for us it was working again within 20 minute aka we were saved from the scenic route. The acoustics of the venue we’re amazing, especially when she did her stripped back stuff, which had a very intimate feel!! Overall, it had a really nice time and I would recommend seeing her if you want to spend your evening singing pop songs and letting your hair down.

Secondly, was Rationale. Now, this guy is AMAZING. I first saw him when he supported Bastille back in November 2016, and even though I didn’t know who he was nor did majority of the crowd, he still managed to get the crowd going and singing the words to his songs, they’re just so catchy. So, obviously we had to go and see him again. This time, it was at the Electric Brixton; another venue I hadn’t been to before. (check me going to all these new places #coolgirl). The show was amazing, it is definitely up there with one of the best concerts I’ve been to. Like Dua Lipa, he doesn’t really have many released songs on Spotify or Apple Music so again, I didn’t really know what to expect. Although, he is really good at getting the crowd dancing and singing along, something which I was doing throughout the concert. It honestly sounded amazing in there and the crowd was so loud and it was so cute to see that he went from supporting Bastille to playing his own venue in Brixton, massive achievement in my opinion and he even teared up as he walked off stage which pulled at my heart-strings. Hopefully he’ll release a full album soon and come back to London, I would recommend seeing him for a casual night out, because it really is worth it!

Apart from just the concerts, April was a really good month! Me and Abigail went away for a few days also in half term which was super cute and the weather was really nice too. WE ALSO BOOKED A HOLIDAY YESTERDAY TO AMSTERDAM AND I AM SO EXCITED. It’s not till August tho so I shall just wait patiently. It’s also a week before results day so lols at least I have something to take my mind off impending doom. We are also going to see Bastille in a couple of weeks, which is a little intimate charity show in a church, how exciting! (watch out for the concert review). Abigail also planned a surprise date for the day after rationale, I’m surprised she kept it a secret tbf. We went to the Cereal Killer Cafe and also went to see some goats and it was a really cute day!! One more exciting thing in April was that me and Abigail celebrated our 6 months anniversary!! We went to SOAS University to see a charity screening of Moonlight, and I understand why it won best picture (or something like that) and the plot was really good too! Although, I feel like it was a bit anti-climatic and the ending left me kinda like ?? but it was still good nonetheless. Overall, April was a really good month and now I just wish it was the end of June so I could have more fun instead of procrastinating revision and feeling guilty for it, I type this as I’m abandoning a history essay lol, but yes this will probably be the last blog for a while but bear with me!!