Wednesday, 18 December 2013

My Christmas Playlist 2013!

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It's the 18th of December, which means it's only a week until Christmas!!! So I thought I'd be nice and give you an early Christmas present;)
Here's my Christmas Playlist:

Simple Plan (But of course!) - My Christmas List
 
All Time Low - Fools Holiday
 
Kelly Clarkson - Underneath The Tree
 
Casting Crowns - Peace On Earth
 
Mariah Carey - All I Want For Christmas
 
The Ready Set - I Don't Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You
 
New Found Glory - Nothing For Christmas
 
The Piano Guys - Angels We Have Heard On High
 
The Pogues Featuring Kirsty MacColl - Fairytale Of New York
 
Passenger Featuring Ed Sheeran - Snowflakes

My Christmas Playlist is a huge mixture of songs and genres, there's songs from Punk Goes Christmas, a song which is entirely piano and other which will always be one of my favourite worship songs. I hope you enjoy some of my favourite Christmas music.
 
 
 
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Thursday, 12 December 2013

My Favourite Things About Christmas



I love Christmas.

And I love making lists.
 
So I've made a list about Christmas.

Christmas will always be one of my favourite times of year (the only thing I don't like is the cold weather! Maybe I should move to Australia). So here is a list of my favourite things about the season of giving, goodwill and other good stuff:

1. FOOD! (I love food all year round. But Christmas food is just scrumptious!)

2. Christmas Songs (If you know me then you'll know I love music and Christmas music is no exception!)

3. Christmas Decorations (Is there anything prettier?)

4. Cosy nights in with a good book and a bar of chocolate

5. Christmas Movies (Especially Elf. Nothing beats the Elf movie at Christmas)

There are a lot more things that I love about Christmas but I thought that I'd keep this list short and sweet! Very sorry for the short posts but there will be longer ones coming soon!
 
 
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Thursday, 28 November 2013

Thanksgiving

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Today is Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated primarily in the United States and Canada as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year (yes I got that definition from Wikipedia!)

Being from the UK I've never really celebrated Thanksgiving but in the book 'Lock And Key' by Sarah Dessen there is a part about about 'Thankful Lists' and I thought it would be nice if I made one.
 
 
So here it is, my (quite detailed, yet short-ish) thankful list:

1. I'm thankful for my family.  Although there are times where I could scream I'm so annoyed or upset with them, I now know that they just want to look after me.  I understand that we have different views as to what's best for me but I think I need to take them into account more often and be appreciative of the whacky family that I belong too.
I am also thankful to my family for being forgiving towards me, it is something I greatly appreciate even if I'm not very good at showing it.
 

2. I'm thankful for my friends.  Although I'm close with only a small number of my friends, I love all my friends very much.  I'm the sort of person who can get on someone's nerves easily and I know I'm not an easy person to be friends with so I take all the friends I have for granted.
I've learnt from experience that not every person that you count as a friends sticks around, so I'm very grateful for my friends that have stuck with me because it means more to me than I let on.
 

3. I'm thankful for music. Music is and always will be a huge part of my life.  Whenever I get the chance, I'll have my headphones in.  I love nothing more than listening to my favourite artists and finding out about them and their musical inspirations. 
For me, music is a painkiller, when I'm feeling upset I can always find a song that I can relate too and that relates to the situation that I'm in. A nd at the same time, it's the first thing I go to when I'm happy cause there's nothing more fun than dancing around your room to your favourite band.
 

4. I'm thankful for the people that make the music I love.  If it wasn't for the artists then I wouldn't have the music that I love so much.  I'll always be thankful towards my favourite musicians for giving me the words I need when I'm struggling with what to say. And also for the awesome beats, bass lines and guitar solos (yes, I'm referring to Jeff Stinco with the guitar solos).
 

5. I'm thankful for my education.  There's not a day that goes by when I don't complain about school, and I'm sure most teenagers are the same.  I'm either moaning about going to school, the day I've had at school or the mountains of homework that I'd happily bury on a desert island. 
But at the same time I'm glad that I've been given the chance to go to school as there are so many people that don't get that opportunity.  And also it's how I learned to read and write, which are big parts of my life! So even if I hate it now I hope I can make the most of my education later on in my life, just so I can say it was worthwhile.
 

I could have gone down the route off talking about the song 'Thank You' by Simple Plan (an amazing song by the way!) which is  about your best friend backstabbing you (been there, done that, got the t-shirt! But I hope I've not been the one who's backstabbed, if I have then I'm sorry I don't like hurting people, but I definitely know what it's like to be backstabbed) but I thought it would be a lot nicer to write about this! I hope that wherever you are, you've had a good thanks giving!

 
 
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

My First Concert | Lawson - Everywhere We Go Tour 2013

Photo taken from Lawson's Twitter account. All Credit goes to the owner.


On the 9th of October me & my friend Sarah travelled through to Glasgow to see Lawson as part of their Everywhere We Go Tour.  It was my first concert so I was really excited especially since Lawson are one of my favourite bands, but I was also a little nervous as I knew there would be a lot of people there.
When we arrived I was really shocked to see ROOM94 (one of the two support acts) right across the road from where we had parked.  I wanted to go over and say hi but I was too nervous just to go up to them.  Also, I knew we had to get in the queue because we had balcony tickets which is unallocated seating.  But I am a little gutted that I didn't go and say hi to them.



Paighton and ROOM94 were the support acts and they were both amazing!  They were really talented and were great at interacting with the audience.  During the break between ROOM94 and Lawson me & Sarah started talking to the couple next to us (we never got their names) and they were really nice. The girl was telling me loads of useful ways that I could get into the radio and film industry and it was lovely meeting both of them.  They were a good laugh and the girl was telling me about when she saw Simple Plan live (I was so jealous). And it was the guys first concert too so I didn't feel so nervous about that.
 
When Lawson came on they had an amazing entrance but just as the curtain dropped the security guard there asked me to stop filming :(
Throughout the entire concert they had an amazing stage presence and they made sure the crowd was always involved and engaged which I loved. I absolutely loved Andy's tartan scarf that he had attached to the back of his jeans!


 
 I really enjoyed the acoustic set that they done, especially Waterfall as it's always been one of my favourite songs from the Chapman Square album.



For their encore they sang Everywhere You Go and Standing In The Dark. I will admit that I got a bit tearful during Standing In The Dark, partly because I knew it was the last song and partly because I am so proud. From filming covers in their kitchen to their own headline tour in the UK, I couldn't be more proud of Andy, Joel, Adam and Ryan.

 
 
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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

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