Tuesday, 18 December 2012

YouTube, Cats, Taylor Swift, and a Vlog??

So, tonight I managed to finish work at just gone 6! That hasn't happened in a while. This is another super-quick post, because (as always) there is probably something I'm meant to be doing. I just need to remember what it is.
For the past hour (whilst I should have been paying some attention to my extremely neglected blog), I have been vegging out on YouTube. This involved something like starting with a Cute Cat Falling Asleep and watching so many suggested videos that you end up watching the adorable JacksGap and Marcus Butler compliment people with a megaphone.
Another thing I have watched recently is Taylor Swift's latest music video. Pretty dark. Well, for Swift it is, anyway. But refreshing, though. I'm still guessing who it's about, and my latest theory is John Mayer, but I'm probably wrong.
P.S Last but NOT least Thank You! For reading my blog, that is. I'm getting on for 1,000 page views! So yeah, thank you. I would love it if you could share this with friends, or just anyone who you think will like this. As ever, comment, follow my blog and let me know if you ever veg out on YouTube and oggle at adorable vloggers.
P.P.S- There are some thoughts whirring round in my brain about possible vlogs? Possibly featuring a gorgeous cousin of mine and me? Watch this space, you guys will be the first to know about it.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Music Monday: Lewis Watson

Woah, its been a while since I wrote a 'Music Monday' post! But this is for such a good cause :-)
I was inspired by this post because I have just ordered tickets for Lewis Watson's first UK tour, and I am SO excited. I've never seen him live, but it's been high up on my list since, well, a long time. 
He has 2 EP's out, which are available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Spotify etc:
It's Got Four Sad Songs On It BTW and Another Four Sad Songs, which are both great EP's. If you don't believe me (you really should believe me), then let me tell you that Fearne Cotton has played him on her R1 show.
My favourite at the moment (but it changes all the time) is Sink or Swim, so I definitely recommend that for starters. Enjoy! x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Weekend Recommendations

I think we can say its OK to talk Christmas now! So, here are some recommendations to occupy yourself this weekend, Christmas style.

A Film to watch: The Silver Linings Playbook. Starring Robert de Niro, (one of my favourites!) as well as Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. This is a really touching story. There is some humour in there, but this film goes quite deep too.
A Book to read: Little Women. I love this story, and I used to watch the film every Christmas.
A Song to listen to: The Power of Love by Gabrielle Aplin. You'll probably recognise it from the John Lewis advert.
A blog to read: The Wearist.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Music Monday: Disclosure

I think I may as well call this feature Music Tuesday, because I never get to post it on a Monday!
Anyway, this one was shown to me by a friend, and now I can't stop listening to it!! I really ought to listen to more music by Disclosure, but for now, I'm going to leave Latch on repeat.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Photography: Influences

Each year a small gallery in Draycott; the Beetroot Tree Gallery, assigns a topic for local schools, and artwork is produced and displayed. This year I was chosen to produce a piece along with the theme 'Influences'. As the category is quite broad, I decided to go out of my comfort zone, which is Textiles. GCSE's don't allow me much of a life, so I chose something quick: Photography. My original idea was to create pictures of the iconic Jackie O, but these didn't turn out too good, so I changed to pop singer Marina and the Diamonds. I think she's stunning, and makes great music too! Here are the originals :)

So, I grabbed a fan, a lamp, a plain wall and a friend! Here's what happened:

Let me know what you think, any improvements etc in the comment box :) XOXO