25 July 2015
It's 2am, and I am awake.
Why am I awake?
Because, for some ridiculous reason, my family and I's flight leaves at 6am.
To go on holiday.
Of course I'm very excited, I'd just rather not be getting up at 2am for it.
As promised, I did post at 2am.
And I guess I'll see you on the other side!
24 July 2015
Hello, everybody reading, I hope you're doing ok.
Tomorrow morning, I'm going on holiday!
I'm looking forward to being away from the endless rain that I've been having here recently.
And shopping in the duty free at the airport. A girl never has too much make up. Or jewellery. Or materialistic possessions in general.
You can probably tell that I'm a great fan of shopping by that.
I'm going to be bringing my laptop with me so I'll be writing and uploading blog posts from the hotel, but without the pictures because I won't be able to transfer them to my laptop until I get home.
I'm away for 10 days, but the bad part is that the taxi is coming to pick us up at 3am tomorrow morning, meaning that I have to wake up at 2.
I have to get up 8 hours from now.
Guess who's going to be tired on the plane tomorrow..
I will take LOTS of pictures which I'll put in the blog post(s) (not the ones of myself and my family, just to keep this anonymous).
I hope you all enjoy any holidays or activities you're doing this summer, and I'll try to write as many blog posts as I can whilst I'm away.
Also, I checked my stats earlier and it showed that I have views from a lot of countries, which I find amazing! The majority of them are from the UK and the US, but I also have some from Indonesia, South Africa, Serbia and more. Considering that I thought nobody would ever want to read my blog, finding that people in many different places are is amazing.
So, Hello, to all of you reading now, whatever country you're in. I really appreciate you reading my blog, however awkward I am.
See you all soon!
PS. I might (It depends on how much time I have) upload a quick blog post once I'm up and ready because I'll be very tired and it'll probably end up being fairly amusing for you to read. I'm not making any promises though, just in case I don't.
20 July 2015
I am truly and utterly obsessed.
My friend told me to search it and look at the pictures, and I instantly fell in love.
The photography I see on there is what I aspire to be able to do.
They're so gorgeous.
I'm going to keep the writing in this blog post to a minimum and instead show you some of my favourite pictures that I've seen. These have all earned a place on my blog because they have meaning behind them that is important to me in one way or another, see if you can find meaning behind them too (let me know in the comments).
In the comments, let me know what your favourite of the pictures below are and why, it'd be really nice to read all your thoughts on them.
16 July 2015
Before I start, I don't have anything in particular to talk about today, I just thought that I hadn't done a blog post in a few days.
So I'm just typing whatever comes to mind, and seeing where it goes.
A little random, really.
Ok very random.
Maybe I haven't been blogging for a few days because nothing's happened that's worth writing about.
Or because I've been spending less time on tecnology and spending more time doing what I love that doesn't require social media.
Maybe we should all take a day to do things we enjoy without using our phone, or our laptop, iPad etc.
That way we could see the world that's around us, instead of the one that we see from a screen.
Maybe we should just take a little time to look at the world around us. Appreciate the small things around us.
That's what I've been doing for the past few days
The really special things around us are so small and cannot be found on a screen.
Ok, I've been doing this for three days up until now, and I think you can do it too.
Sometime this week, have a day where your phone is off, don't go on your laptop or sit using tecnology.
Look at what there is around you.
And what you enjoy beyond the screen.
There could be quiet lanes perfect for a walk.
Or a book that you once loved waiting to be reread.
Or maybe a set of art supplies waiting to be used.
Try it. And let me know in the comments if you're going to do it and then how you got on afterwards.
You'll enjoy it, even if it's tempting to check your phone at first.
Trust me. It's nice.
( PS. I realised a few days ago that my comments section wasn't working but I've fixed it now so you should be able to comment on most of my posts now )
10 July 2015
Is it weird that the I thought of the name for this blog post whilst walking through BHS?
Today I went to the dentist.
You're probably thinking something along the lines of; But that's so normal, why is she blogging about it?
I thought (Note the word 'thought') I was just getting my braces tightened (I've had braces for over a year and a half now), however, I actually had them removed.
I cannot put into words how good it feels to have these off.
Although it wasn't pleasant, having them removed, it was definitely worth it.
Now, I can actually smile without worrying about people judging me for the pieces of metal stuck to my teeth.
So, to any of you who have braces or are getting braces; It's worth it. Honestly it is.
Afterwards, my mum, sister and I all headed into Superdrug and WHSmith (Two of my three favourite shops, the other one is New Look) just to pick up a few bits.
Except it was more than a few bits. Typical.
So, in Superdrug, the first thing I bought was.. you know what, I'll just put it in a list, there's too much to go into detail about everything that I bought.
- MUA Lipstick in Tulip - I paid with my Superdrug points card so technically this was free, and I've already tried it and loved it.
- Zoella Kissy Missy Lip Balm - great job, Zoe
- Maybelline Baby Skin Primer in Cool Rose - Just topping up
- A pack of cotton pads to remove my make up - I use the Garnier Micellar Cleansing water for any of you wondering
- Soap and Glory Hand Maid - this smells amazing by the way
- Soap and Glory Hand Food - this is my all time favourite hand cream.
- Soap and Glory The Daily Smooth Body Butter - This is a new try for me because I needed a good body butter and I have dry skin (you'll just have to imagine me sighing at this point)
- Soap and Glory The Righteous Butter - they were giving this for free when you spend £10 on Soap and Glory, so I'm looking forward to trying this too.
Now, at this point, you'll be wondering; What about the books you mentioned in the title?
I'm getting to that.
WHSmith had a 'BUY 1 GET 1 HALF PRICE' sale on books when I went past.
I couldn't help myself, ok?
And, of course, I came out with two new books which I have wanted for a long time.
The first one is "ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES" by Jennifer Niven. I saw this recommended in one of Zoe Sugg's (More commonly known as Zoella) favourites videos and it really did sound like my kind of book. And so it is currently on my bedside table waiting for me to continue reading tonight (I sat down to read a little earlier to get a few bits off my mind, and reading always seems to help me with that, is it just me?).
Secondly, I bought "IF I STAY" by Gayle Forman. I've been waiting to read this book for so long, it's actually crazy. Plus the cover is just so gorgeous. It doesn't say in the book who took the photographs, but whoever did, their photography is like my life goals.
What book are you reading or looking forward to reading at the moment? Let me know in the comments, and I'll reply to you later on today.
8 July 2015
Have you ever been looking through your things and you end up finding something that you'd lost or forgotten that you had that actually has a lot of meaning and sentimental value to you? I have.
Last week I moved into my new house after the decorators were nearly finished decorating (as decorators do) and I spent hours unpacking all of my boxes and organising everything. Whilst doing this, I found an old memory box. It was from the school I attended from Kindergarten until Year 2, and at the end of the year, everybody in my year put together their own memory box.
I think it's safe to say that I've definitely improved artistically since then.
I'd decorated it with colourful stickers and strips of pastel coloured paper, along with the name of the school and all of the name tags that I'd used during my last year.
Inside I found a number of things:
- A Goodbye Poem that I wrote in one of my last English classes
- The name tag that I'd made for my coat peg
- Four medals from Sports Day (They were all for taking part, I'm honestly not very gifted at sport)
- A couple of disposable cameras (which I still haven't had developed.. oops)
- Two awards that I received during assemblies
- My dance exam certificates (I stopped doing dance very early on in year 3)
- An old drawing in felt pens
- My last class photograph
- The program from our year group's play. This was my favourite thing to find because my two best friends and another boy all had the lead roles, and the memories with them are just so amazing to think back on.
- And also a wooden clothing peg that I'd decorated for some reason..
I think these memories are ones that I won't let go of. My years at that school were the best years I've ever had at school.
Our memories are some of the most precious things that we will ever own, and this is how I kept them at the age of seven.
Although at that age I was completely different to how I am now, it's nice to look back at myself being so happy and full of life.
What little keepsakes do you have from your childhood?
6 July 2015
I've decided to start a blog.
Have you ever gotten a drink to take away hot chocolate from Costa and it's so full that when you open it to put a few marshmallows on the top, it just goes everywhere? That's a bit like me. Except I'm not filled with hot chocolate with no room for marshmallows. I have lots of things inside that I kind of want to say but I just can't pluck up the courage to actually say it, especially when it includes starting a conversation.
I used to keep a diary for few years, not everyday just because I couldn't be bothered a lot of the time, and I stopped altogether around November, partly because I didn't want to remember what I was writing about during that time, and just because nobody was ever going to read it, and I rarely read it back myself unless I was long overdue a trip to the bookstore.
And so my blog came into existence. Because you're reading this.
I don't know particularly what I'm going to write about on here - just what I want, when I want and how I want - knowing that somebody will read this without worrying that somebody from my school will find out and judge me and I won't look silly to people I see a lot.
Exactly why I've decided to stay anonymous.
Just so I can be me without people knowing it's me.
And so, in my little corner of the internet, which you are now sharing with me by reading this, my name is Amerelle (this isn't my actual name, but this is how you can know me) and I'm just another quiet teenage girl.
One thing I can guarantee that you will find on my blog is photography. I don't know why I love photography, really, I just do. By taking a photograph, I'm saving a moment forever, instead of letting it fade to a distant memory, or being forgotten completely. Not photographs of me (If there were then it wouldn't exactly be anonymous!), I prefer to stay behind the camera when I can, and then you can see things that I've once seen in person.
And for some reason I really like the idea of you seeing everything that I've seen.
Ok, so I guess that's it. Thank you so much if you're reading this (if that's anybody at all!), I do appreciate it! Let me know one thing that you love in the comments below (if you love photography too then you'll be right at home on my blog).