Tales

There are many stories that I was supposed to write but few that have found paper. Sometimes I feel like my head is swimming with ideas for a tale or two or three or four, but I don’t know for whom they are meant. They are obviously adventures fit for a very rare person, or else they would have been in full notebooks trying to spread their wings and escape by now.

I just haven’t found the right person yet, the right character to share my adventures with. When they come along I can dance through my ideas, tell all the tales I want to tell with them by my side.

Maybe they’ll be a dancer, or maybe they’ll be a dog. Whoever or whatever, they’ll mean something and I’ll believe in them and the words they speak as if they were my own, which they will be.

They’ll come one day.. I know it.

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Forgetting

I hate forgetting, forgetting memories, things I want to do, need to do… and most importantly who I am and what matters to me. I realised recently that it is my biggest fear, because I did forget something, I wont say what it is because its hard to explain / but I feel like when I concentrate on something I forget all else and something bad happens / and when I get too happy its because there’s something bad that I’ve forgotten.

This doesn’t make any sense and I’m being cynical, I’m sorry, although while were on the topic of forgetting, I kinda forgot about this blog… so I’m going to try and amend that.

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January Book Recomendations

Hello, I’ve decided to do a few book recommendations for this post, you may have read them already but I for one have only just discovered these and I think they are GREAT 😀

Book Number One:

Falling by Emma Kavanagh


A plane falls out of the sky. A woman is murdered. Four people all have something to hide.

Jim is a retired police officer, and worried father. His beloved daughter has disappeared and he knows something is wrong.

Tom has woken up to the news that his wife was on the plane and must break the news to their only son.

Cecilia had packed up and left her family. Now she has survived a tragedy, and sees no way out.

Freya is struggling to cope with the loss of her father. But as she delves into his past, she may not like what she finds.


This book was very surprising all the way through, I loved the way the separate stories and characters lives connected and flowed together so easily. The plot was not obvious although a little far fetched, but it was overall very enjoyable and thrilling 😀

4/5 Stars

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Book Number Two

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger


Clare and Henry have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one.

Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: his genetic clock randomly resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity from his life, past and future. His disappearances are spontaneous and unpredictable, and lend a spectacular urgency to Clare and Henry’s unconventional love story. Their attempt to live normal lives together is threatened by something they can neither prevent nor control.


This book was a roller-coaster, changing time, year and perspective every minute but it was brilliant and completely believable, Audrey captivates you from the start, not forgetting how she confuses you, bewilders you and leaves you thoughtful about the possibilities of time travel all the way through the novel. Wow is all I can say.

5/5 stars

Book Number Three

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.”

Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashums. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.


This book blew me away, It taught me a lot about Afghanistan and really made it a real place for me, I think I will remember this book for a long time, I hope never to forget it. It did not exactly have a happy ending, just a glimpse of hope for better to come.

5/5 stars

Happy New Year! (Bit late I know)

Hello, sooo its been a while… I do apologise, but new year, new start!


For now I thought I’d show you guys some of my favourite gifts that I got for Christmas because I got some stuff that I’m rather pleased with, hope you enjoy…

First of all is this super useful chalkboard that I got from my Dad. Its just great because I am seriously soooo forgetful and if I don’t write things down I probably won’t do them, I’ve been using this a lot since I got it and its been really helping. I also love that its in a heart shape too, it makes it pretty as well as practical 🙂 Also from my dad was paints and various art stuff, yay! I very much enjoy painting and drawing but I haven’t been doing it as much as I like, so hopefully with this I can enjoy doing art this year!

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The last thing from my dad  that I want to show you (he got me a lot of things that I loved this year) is these ultra cute mini suitcases with owls on them, I am mainly using them for storage at the moment but they look really nice in my room and I’m very excited about them! Next, I did this thing called ‘Hopeful Secret Santa’ this year, which is basically a Secret Santa for people that are fans of Carrie Hope Fletcher who is an Actress, Youtuber, Author and other things! Basically she’s just really cool. One of the things I got from my Secret Santa was this canvas with a quote from Mary Poppins on it (Which is one of my favourite films ever) and I just love it ❤

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This is the next thing that I would like to show you and it is a little tin/pot thingie that I got given by my Nan, I really adore the design on it. I am storing all my hair accessories in it at the moment because otherwise they only last 10 seconds, hopefully with this they should last a good while.

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Lastly, I got quite a few clothes vouchers for Christmas so these are just a few things I got with them. The Griffindor top is from Primark and the Moth Jumper is from H&M.

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So thereee we have it, some of my favourite things that I got for Christmas, all of these were surprises because I didn’t ask for anything in particular but I think these are the best presents ive got in a long time… let me know what you think of them and what you got for Christmas,I’d love to know 🙂


See ya next week,
Emily ❤

Waiting

Waiting – A Poem 


I have a stomach full of hungry butterflies
Eager for something more than love
They churn and churn and churn at my insides
Keeping my tired eyes open in agony
When I need to rest so desperately

I can hear them as they whisper
They whisper in the night
At least that’s when I can hear them the clearest
And they tell me if I only wait
I will get what I want

But I’m tired of waiting
I’ve waited so long
And it’s hurt so much
But nothing ever happens
And the butterflies never go

They insist they are on my side
But how can I believe them
When they promise me something that doesn’t exist
They promise me perfection
When all I have is misery

I wait
And I wait
And it hurts
But nothing comes
To take the butterflies away


This basically a poem about that feeling that there is always something to wait for, something that needs to happen to make your life complete, but also how things that you’re waiting for can eat you up before they do you any good.

Emily ❤

Originality

I find the idea of originality confusing.

If something was truly original, nothing about it would be recognisable to any person or animal or being in existence. Yet every idea stems from other one, every thought comes with a reason; so therefore nothing can be truly original.

Yes, we are all different; therefore you may say we are all original. But I don’t agree, I’d say we are all authentic human beings, with minds all varying and experiencing different things, but not original.

Every human is compiled of different experiences, emotions and features, but all ones that are already possible and can be found on many other humans in different ways, shapes and forms. You will never have exactly the same experiences as another person but the type of experience can belong to many other people and is able to be repeated on people again and again throughout history. The same with emotions, it is always possible for others to to feel the same emotions for different reasons or the same types of reason.

I don’t really know where I’m going with this, but I guess it really comes down to what you believe. I’m really going from the viewpoint that everything has to come from something, so it is impossible to think of something that hasn’t come before in some form- to give you an idea that’s seemingly new.

When I have an idea, I find that its a combination of things that already exist and ideas other people have had and may have already done, then I make it into something I can call my own. Personalise it and make it different to other peoples ideas. The end outcome may seen very original, but its still pulling from things that were already there, or at least information that was already there.

This doesn’t though, make anyone less creative or their ideas less special. Its called taking inspiration, building from what’s already there and taking it further than anybody else

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Let me know what you think! This is just my opinion and it probably makes no sense hehe

Musical Theatre

Sooo, Hello peeps. In this week just gone I have been in my first proper stage production!!!


I have always adored Musicals and singing and was practically brought up on things like Mary Poppins and Bedknobs and Broomsticks; however I have just never had the confidence to pursue my dreams of being on stage and singing and acting, for various reasons, such as family matters that affected my self esteem, and lack of encouragement. But things are a lot better now, and I’m so glad I’ve finally gone out and done what I’ve always wanted.

Its only the first step on my hopefully long journey but It is a big one for me, and although I was only in the ensemble, it was an amazing experience. I was in a production of Oliver! in Eastbourne, East Sussex, and along the way I made new friends and found a new passion. The whole cast was amazing, I’m so proud of them and we also got some amazing reviews, this is my favourite: Review: YEODS Production of Oliver!

So yeah, it’s been a lovely week that I won’t forget and a great 7 months of rehearsals, I cant wait until the next one! I’m actually itching to be back on stage!

Time ⌚

If time didn’t exist, would anything change?

Perhaps that’s all that time is, change. The concept of time is just something we’ve made up to give the change purpose, to give ourselves purpose.

But what would happen if we just were, if it were just now. If there was no before or after, stop or end? Is it possible? or would everything cease to exist?

Time is an illusion, there to trip you up and deceive you. Nothing good can stay because everything changes, eventually you will be striped of everything that you are and revealed as your true self, a skeleton, a pile of bones discarded by the rush and panic of life. The urgency to be something, or someone, before your time is up.

Time

Time is just a memory

A memory of my life, and of your life and of their lives

and maybe soon it will be a memory of life itself.


Hi, sorry not quite sure what this was, sorry if it was a little dark, anyhow hope you enjoyed :3

‘The Little Things’

Hello 😀

I saw a tag on YouTube called ‘The Little Things’ and I wanted to do it is a blog post, the tag was started by Emily Marshall on YouTube and was inspired by Carrie Hope Fletcher’s lists of things that make her happy, you can check out Carrie’s channel here.

It’s all about noticing the little things in life that make you happy and not taking them for granted, I think its a really sweet idea…


My Little Things:

❤ Doctor who ❤ Anime

❤ Woolly jumpers ❤ Mittens

❤ Scarves ❤ Fine Liner Pens

❤ Doodles ❤ Pasta

❤ DISNEY!!! ❤ Old TV Shows (Wacky Races, Top Cat, Tom and Jerry…)

❤ Musicals (Singing In The Rain, The Sound of Music, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!) ❤ Autumn leaves (and Autumn in general)

❤ Long walks ❤ Digestive biscuits

❤ Lemonade Ice Lollies (Yum) ❤ Tumblr

❤ Interesting Packaging ❤ Typography

❤ Full Sketchbooks (Which I can never achieve!) ❤ Quiz shows and games

❤ Bookshops and the smell of books ❤ You-tubers (Doddleoddle, Savanamazing, Jack Howard…)

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Also here are some of my favourite versions of the tag so far on YouTube:


I am not going to tag anyone in particular so feel free to do this tag if you wish and have a lovely day!

July Favourites

Hello!

I have decided to do another monthly favourites post because I enjoyed doing the last one.

This month has been very busy for me and I have spend most of it away (see previous post) but I still have a few things I’d like to share with you.

First of all there is a television series that I have been pretty much obsessed with and that is ‘Pushing Daisies’ you can watch it here if you want.  Pushing Daisies is about a guy called Ned (also known as The Pie Maker) who can bring dead things/people back to life, but only for one minute, any longer and the cost is someone else’s life. First touch brings life, second touch dead again. He starts using this power to solve murders, by bringing the victim back to life for one minute so that they can tell him who their killer was. But it all get complicated when his childhood sweetheart ‘Chuck’ (Charlotte Charles) is murdered on a cruise ship…

Seriously, it’s a great series, you should definitely give it a go if you can 🙂

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Secondly, I would like to enlighten you to a YouTuber that I am particularly fond of and that is  PJ Liguori or KickThePj as he is better known as. PJ is one of the most creative people I’ve ever come across and I just love him and his work to pieces. He is a film maker and a very good one indeed, his work is very original and rather random sometimes but that is what makes it so awesome! This would have to be my favourite short film of his so far, It’s called Office Space, watch it here.There are sooo many more good ones though if you check out his channel, I adore his use of cardboard and other random things in his projects, I think that is demontrated to it fullest in this video: Bloom.  His skills at film making are pretty amazing, I haven’t seen many other people on YouTube who quite compare, so please.. go check him out!

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Lastly I would like to share with you a song that I really cant stop listening to and that would be ‘Happy Little Pill’ by Troye Sivan, It is a song from his E.P, Trxye.  If you’d like to listen to the track here is the YouTube link: Happy Little Pill.

I just really really love this track because I feel it has so much emotion and meaning and also it is super catchy, I can happily listen to it on repeat for quite a while. Troye is a YouTuber too, so if you want to check out his channel, you can here.

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Thanks for reading ❤