Tuesday, 30 October 2012

nothing wrong with a bit of cheese

So, tomorrow I'm heading off on a little trip to London and Leeds to visit some dance schools, and do some mock auditions. I'm really excited to go away with my friends, and it's making next year feel even closer!! Here's a little smiley photo from last year to hopefully make you feel as happy as my mustard coloured coat! x

Monday, 29 October 2012

straight out of a children's book

Here is a cheeky little snap shot from my friend's 18th party the other day. We had to come dressed up as anything A themed, so I thought I'd jump out of one of my childhood memories and come as Anne from the Famous Five, I even made a little badge. 

Saturday, 27 October 2012

hey there baby gurl

This is one of my drawings and edits for my A2 Personal study. I've been looking at expression and faces and this is my favourite one of my lovely lovely friend Jojo. I hope you like!

Thursday, 18 October 2012

would you like to hear the story of my life?

Here's a cute little photograph of my friends and I hanging upside down smiling for you! I was planning to take photographs for my art, but it kinda progressed into a casual mess around in front of the camera!
Most of my days are spent reading, doing coursework, dancing, meeting up with friends, drinking a lot of tea and watching TV. Planning to do a list of every book recently, so expect that soon (there are some real page-turners) 

Saturday, 13 October 2012

a d d i c t e d .

I don't own this photograph!
Hi Guys, 
So yesterday I went out with my friends for a cheeky little Nandos and to watch the breathtaking 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower'. But first of all let me share my happiness at being able to eat at Nandos for only £2.15. No word of a lie. Using my points card with which I had amassed a free 1/4 of a chicken (which is a lot more than you think!) a regular side of chips and a glass of water, I was dining for just over £2. 
How can I begin to explain 'Perks Of Being A Wallflower'? It made me laugh, cry, crush on Charlie (Logan Leerman) and feel envious of Sam (Emma Watson). The storyline although devastating totally drove the film, and had me hooked at every single minute. I haven't read the book, and let me assure you it is right on the top of my 'to read' pile. I highly recommend it!!!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

the things that matter

I saw this on Facebook and thought it was such a lovely ideology that I would share it with you all. I do not own this by the way, hence the quotations marks!

"When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous 'yes.'

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

'Now,' said the professor as the laughter subsided, 'I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things---your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions---and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else---the small stuff.

'If you put the sand into the jar first,' he continued, 'there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first---the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, 'I'm glad you asked.' The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of Beers with a friend."
I do not own this image!

Monday, 1 October 2012

words cannot explain

I love music. I love dancing to music. I love just sitting and listening to music, and on most days when I'm listening to music I imagine it being a soundtrack to my life. 
Words cannot explain how excited I am to go and see Of Monsters And Men in March. Here is my favourite song from their album: From Finner :)