Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Back home for Christmas

I've been back in Northamptonshire now for a week and it still hasn't sunk in that I'm home. Even after the endless breakfasts and cups of tea in bed thanks to my loving mother and getting bitten by my adorable yet annoying kitten. After three months in Southampton, I've been calling that my home and starting to adapt to my different surroundings, though returning back to my true home it's as though nothings changed. Everything is still the same, the same people, sort of the same businesses and the same dramas there were even when everyone left.

In my first week I walked through my front door to find my mother had over decorated the house for another year, but I wouldn't expect anything different. My kitten to have grown a lot and that its started to become like a child I had to watch every two seconds to see what it was up to, with it constantly taking and hiding my things. Then I returned to my normal routine with a typical Thursday night out with my work lot, to realise that my liver even whilst being at uni is still a light weight. Then the Friday and Saturday I returned to my job at my favourite nightclub Abacus with the same friendly yet mad staff! It's as though I had never left, everything's the same.. accept for me and my brown hair!

I thought moving away my closest friends I've had for years would've moved on and forgotten about me, but it's as though I have never left. Nothings changed and everyone is still the same as it was three months ago which I completely love. I'm so excited to catch up with so many people in my minuscule three weeks I have, I plan to make the most of this time! You should never take your home life for granted as this is where your heart belongs and where the foundations of me began.

                                             A messy Thursday night with some of the work lot :)
                                                               Mine and Vicky's new hair!
                           This is only the front part of my living room, my mum loves Christmas!
                                                                    My new brown hair!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Winter: Time To Get Warm

Sitting all snuggled up in my prison cell like uni room , dreading to leave my bed as it would be like facing the antartic, so I'll just stay here cocooned in my duvet for a little bit longer. It's getting colder day by day so it's essential that you wrap up, to keep yourself not only warm but to stop getting ill and to of course look on trend this season. Returning back up north for Christmas I've been nagged numerous times from my mum how cold it is and to ensure I do wrap up or I will be freezing. I never seem to like winter, I love the joy and happiness it brings, though I hate the coldness and how areas of your body you didn't think we get cold get freezing. Maybe it's time I start adding a few accessories to my wardrobe to not only add flair to my outfit, but to keep me as warm as a hot roasting fire would back at home.
We see this winter season the arrival of the all in one hat scarf and glove set, sounds strange saying it or even writing it but I assure you it's amazing and ridiculously warm.

Here I found one on Ebay for a mere £14, which can easily be a nice stocking filler for a family member always complaining their cold, or just to make them  stylish this winter season. Not only will it keep your head warm but your ears,neck and hands too- Definitely a bonus! I highly recommend this winetr accessory not only does it look stylish but I can assure you it will keep the warmth in you, although I cant promise that you will hear your friends or family when wearing it. Though this could be a an added plus for you.

Using a variety of cosy winter essentials, I did a small photo shoot with my flat mate Cara with a difference. I did her makeup to make her seem almost theatrical like and to make her eyes stand out with the accessories. She modeled her own All in one scarf from River Island, my bear hat from Topshop which I brought a few years ago now and some Topshop gloves I found at the bottom of my wardrobe.The only downside to the gloves were that they were fingerless, although there was a section that you could fold over your fingers... But not over your thumb which I didn't understand.

 Cara's hooded scarf was £30 from River Island, with them doing a wide range of cute hooded scarfs essential for your winter wardrobe! Its definitely worth a look!

If you know any more winter essentials,don't hesitate to comment!

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Film Review 2012

So recently I was set the task at University to do a film review, of a certain film, which I will keep a secret till you read on. I was very nervous when I thought about starting it, usually I'm like yerh its good or it's awful. Only being allowed 700 words, I thought it would be one of the hardest pieces of work I was set for this unit, o how wrong I was. Read and and tell me what you think :)

Hanging onto your life by the skin of another person, do you continue fighting or do you just let go? The constant demons and fights are slowly beginning to wear you down. Your physical strength hits you, dying down day by day until the realisation that you’re not that man you once thought you were. Then there’s your mental state the odd drink here and there never used to go a miss, but now a day can’t pass without the mouth tickling feeling of the next quench of alcohol. Slowly falling into oblivion you feel as though that’s it with your life. No point fighting the inevitable anymore, you’ve grown up times have changed and it’s not the 50’s anymore.  Smashing into the taken sea, another soul gone.  Awakening into a tranquil bar overlooking the sea of temptation to maybe regain your soul again, another sip taken from the devil for another day you won’t remember. The sky slowly starts to fall around you and the echo of silence entrapping you even tighter, something’s missing. Young desirable beautiful women that once had your blood ignited, just doesn’t seem to faze you. A mirror speaks a thousand words, staring back at you stares a tired haggered man, the years fastly taking its tole upon you. Can you really face this dreary dull future, after years of living your life through someone else maybe it’s your time to do what you want for once?
50 years, half your life entrapped of memories and ever living emotion.  Those beautiful Jaguars you used to drive that were the fashion, but now they’re seen as an old beat up piece of trash or some may say a collectable. Just like you, wouldn’t you say? People presented themselves in a respectable manner with their desirable suits to ensure they looked the part for their specific job. Why can’t things be as they were, technology has grown and got more and more spectacular over time, although you feel as though you’re slowly spirally down into someone you never thought you’d become. Sitting alone in the never changing tranquil bar is this really what life has come too? The memories engraved within your lost soul still remain strong in your heart; this was and still is your passion, but can you carry on?  Though it may seem like a constant strenuous battle to everyone else and you , you love the adrenaline that soars through your alcohol infested blood stream.  The ache from your toes from you constantly not anticipating the next move. Television- the only window you have left of part of your soul. Day in and day out the scotch keeps flowing and the sky falls day by day- this isn’t who you are. There it is, that little piece of you that you thought you had lost right there on that minute screen. You kick the tacky stall you’ve lived your life on for the past few months from beneath you and stroll l closer to the screen, but of course your best friend scotch is still there tightly in your hand. It’s time for things to change, the surreal living on the beach isn’t who you are, it’s time for a comeback.
One shot would never hurt James Bond. Celebrating its 50th year anniversary we see the latest Bond film starring Daniel Craig really make an impact and show Bond really hasn’t lost his touch. Just because its fifty years old don’t expect the film to be more high tech and modern to compete with movies within this decade think again. With the glimpses of the past including that legendary Aston Martin car, the opening title sequence, that should never change, and of course ‘M’ who could forget about her.  We see how the typical Bond romances take a back seat and we see more of the focus within his latest fight for his country and his personal relationship with M. However the stereotypical Bond villain has evolved, you can’t trust anyone and no one can stay the person you believe they are. Just because things get older, doesn’t mean that the old ways aren’t the best. 


Hope you enjoyed it!