The 1989 Tag

I'm having a blogging break right now as I've got a hectic schedule and am struggling to fit everything in so blogging has to take a back seat. However, going through my Bloglovin' feed this morning, I can across this tag on my fellow name sharer's blog, Sian Marie's. As a huuuuuge Taylor Swift fan, I knew I had to do this too!

1. WELCOME TO NEW YORK: If you could live in any city, which would it be and why?

Has to be New York ironically! I love the buzz about the place. I've never been there but I just know I'd love it.

2. BLANK SPACE: What is someone that everyone thinks is true about you but is actually false?
Probably my age. I look younger than I am and people seem to think that means I'm weak or a pushover. Trust me, I'm not.

3. STYLE: What is one item in your closet that makes you feel unstoppable?
Either a well-fitted dress or my leather jackets. Badass.

4. OUT OF THE WOODS: What is one thing that you're afraid of?

5. ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STAY: Who is someone you wish was still in your life?
I wouldn't say I have anyone that fits that criteria. I have the friends and family that I need. I guess I wish I saw them all a bit more!

6. SHAKE IT OFF: What is something you've had to shake off?
This bloody cold to start with! But seriously, I get stressed very easily so that's something I need to shake off!

7. I WISH YOU WOULD: What is something you'd like to happen right now?
I'd like to have all my uni work finished so I can be with my boyfriend in the moment rather than thinking about what else I have to do.

8. BAD BLOOD: Have you ever had someone stab you in the back?
Not recently, no as I only have positive people in my life; at school, this happened on a weekly basis.

9. WILDEST DREAMS: What would you like to be remembered for?
Genuinely I have no idea on this one!

10. HOW YOU GET THE GIRL: What is your favourite pick-up line?
I just love pick-up lines. Granted they don't work, but I still love that people use them and genuinely think that they work! I love any Harry Potter reference.

11. THIS LOVE: What is something you got back that you never thought you would?
Trust. Before I met my current boyfriend, I struggled to trust any guy but with Tom, I trust him with my life.

12. I KNOW PLACES: Where is one place you always feel safe?
I hate to copy Sian Marie's answer but the only place I feel safe is in my boyfriend's arms. There, no-one can hurt me and nothing can come between us.

13. CLEAN: What is an important lesson you have learnt in life, and how did you learn it?
I'm learning it right now. I need to appreciate what I have right now before I lose it all. 



#52WeeksOfHappiness: Week 3

The past week has been a fairly busy week once again! My life currently consists of university work, performing arts rehearsals and squeezing in some time to see Tom! 

Monday was spent catching up on work, rehearsals on the night and then staying at Tom's for the night. I'm trying really hard to find a balance between work and a social life but it's so darn hard!

Tuesday, I continued with my Christmas shopping. I can't explain what I bought as I know my best friend reads my blog, but yes Amy, I have bought your present and I hope you'll love it! 

Wednesday consisted of me dancing around for a couple of hours and yet again doing more work!

Thursday, I finally went to the gym for the first time in a couple of weeks. I've put on a bit of weight recently so my aim by Christmas is to be trim again but more importantly, I want to be physically fit. I recently bought a whole load of new fitness gear so it needs an outing! My favourite place to shop for fitness clothing is Forever 21. Super chic and super cheap!

Friday was my day off and I really didn't feel too good but I still persevered and got on with my work!

As usual my weekends were spent at work; however unlike every other Saturday night, as Tom was on a night out, I spent the night watching Strictly/game shows with my dad and playing quizzes online. I really know how to party!

Once again, this week is all work and no play! I can't wait until Christmas!!!


What I'm Loving This Week #4

If you saw my post earlier which was meant for yesterday, you'll see I've had a crazy busy week!

1. Dance

Thanks to the Performing Arts society, I've fallen in love with dance again. I quit going to formal classes at about 14 so I could focus on my school work and because I wasn't enjoying it anymore. Now it's actually a stress reliever as for a few hours a week, I get to forget about all of my assignments and work and just focus on something I know I am good at.

2. My eBay Chelsea boots

Image from eBay
I've been after some tan Chelsea boots for quite a while and haven't been able to find any! After seeing this post on Beth's blog, I bought the pair featured! I've only just started wearing them this week and will admit, they're not the comfiest pair of shoes ever but if you wear them with thick socks, you can't tell as much!

3.  Sleep

I've been going to bed at about half 10 every night because I've been getting up before 8am every morning during the week. On Saturday night at Tom's I even managed to fall asleep at about half 9!

4. Taylor Swift's 1989 album

Since it arrived through my letterbox, I've had it on non-stop. I wasn't a huge fan of it at first but it's definitely a grower. I still prefer the slower songs as I think there's more attention to lyrics there. I'd give it an 8/10.



#52WeeksOfHappiness: Week 2

Once again, I've been super busy this week with uni as I've had a presentation to complete as well as a group project to start! So much work, not enough time!

Monday wasn't the best start way to start the week. I was in bed most of the day ill and only left to go to my Performing Arts rehearsals as I hadn't gone the week before. Turns out I'd missed quite a bit but I managed to catch up pretty quickly. We're finally getting to do a bit of ballet too which is amazing!

Tuesday was the one day I ended up doing work at home so I had books all over my bed trying to make sense out of my group projects!

Wednesday was the time to finalise our presentation finally and then I had 3 hours of dance. By the end of it, I was so knackered and my back was killing. The reason of this is because I have to roll over a girl's back with my legs in the splits. It's hard to describe but this is what I mean!

I spent most of Thursday at uni as I had lectures and meetings for my other group project! Then I had to meet up with my presentation group to go through all the fine details. After that I went home to write up my speech on cue cards and try to relax for the night!

Friday was the day of our presentation. The fire alarm managed to go off just after our presentation! Our tutor was saying a load of negatives about our presentation and then gave us 67/100 which is a high 2:1! I was pleasantly surprised. Afterwards, I got to see Tom and just have a chill night before working all weekend!

I'm glad that I have one presentation out of the way now as I have 3 essays, an oral assessment and another presentation all in before Christmas! Stressing!!!!!


What I'm Loving This Week #3

I've been mixing uni work with Tom having a week off work so it's been an array of things that have kept me occupied this week!

1. Dexter

We have just finished season six and once again it ended on a cliffhanger! Only two more seasons left and we'll have to find another TV show to obsess over!

2. Dresses

These are the four dresses I've bought this week! The first one is from my local Gap outlet that I mentioned in my post yesterday. This is going to be my Christmas dress for this year! The second one is from Forever 21 and I'm still unsure whether to send it back or not! The last two are both from Dorothy Perkins. I bought the blue one in store after trying them both on and then went home and bought the pinky coloured one online!

3. Agenda Organisation

I've been so obsessed with to-do lists and getting organised this week. I've had so much to do so having every little task written down is the only way for me to stay sane! Would you guys like a follow-up post on this?

4. Sloths

I think I may have been a sloth in a previous life. That is all.


#52WeeksOfHappiness: Week 1

I've seen this feature on various blogs at the moment and thought it was the perfect way to round every week off. It's sort of a week in review post mixed with the things I'm grateful for.

This week has been a slight bit hectic. My boyfriend, Tom, has had the week off work (he works in a school kitchen) and I've had so much university work to do! However, Monday was Worldwide Taylor Swift Day to celebrate the launch of her new album, 1989. However, I didn't receive it until Tuesday but I've listened to it so much since then! I did buy the deluxe edition so I get 3 extra songs too!

I spent Tuesday shopping with Tom. We had a lovely meal out and had a great day. It's not often we get to spend a full day together so it was a delightful change!

Wednesday was spent at rehearsals at university. I'm part of the Hull Uni Performing Arts society and we have rehearsals every Monday and Wednesday. This year, I'm lucky to have been picked to choreograph a small group number. Mine is Hit Me With Your Best Shot from Rock of Ages. I've choreographed it similarly to the scene in the film but with a twist. I have the Catherine Zeta Jones characters on one side and the Russell Brands on the other. I've named it Propers vs Rockers!

Thursday I spent doing uni work. I've got a huge group project coming up on Friday in which we have to present about a business. Our business is the Ritz-Carlton so we've had to do hell of a lot of research! However, we organised a group meeting in the library and managed to get the majority of it done in under three hours!

I spent Friday having a chill-out day with Tom. We did end up popping out for a bit to our local Gap outlet where I bought the most perfect dress for Christmas (pictures will be uploaded tomorrow); I did try the wrong size on but the shop assistant was so helpful and found me the right size!

Saturday and Sunday for me are spent at work but every Saturday night, I spend at Tom's house. It's usually the only time we get to spend quality time together. After getting through the Harry Potter films in the past couple of weeks again, we've returned to watch Dexter. In the past week, we've managed to finish a full season! Next up, Season 7!

The rest of today has been spent picking up my Dorothy Perkins order, organising my agenda for next week and figuring out when I'm going to start planning for Christmas!

Next week is pretty much uni work all the way. I feel like I've got so much to do and not enough time to do it in!