Sunday, 27 June 2010

Just A Quick Note.

Tomorrow I'm off on my holiday to Halkidiki in Greece for a week and will obviously not be blogging in that time. I hope to be able to read my favourtie blogger's posts when I return. But for now, I am off to put on a little more fake tan and get ready to watch Alan Carr: Chatty Man at ten o'clock.

Enjoy the rest of your week :)

Saturday, 26 June 2010

Replacing the old.

Board Games.
Old-fashioned board games played as a family to pass the time. Sitting in front of the fire on a cold Winter's night, a family occasion - whatever the day, you can't beat a good old board game! From Battleships, Jenga, Frustration, Scrabble, Operation, to the brilliant Monopoly! - which is still going strong today and is probably the most popular board game ever produced. One for all the family!
So earlier this evening, well about half an hour ago, I was trying to put together a modern day version of 'Guess Who?' for my twin brothers. (There birthday is on Wednesday, but as we are away on holiday then, they were celebrating it today.) And it was incredibly frustrating as I could not set it up! The pictures of the people were not already in the 'windows' of the game but were on one big sheet. The problem with this was that I could not slide the full sheet into the back of the game. The main problem was that it had to have plastic supports and they would not fit in the silly game! The instructions told you to snap pieces of the plastic off on the back of the game; why did the manufactures put them on in the first place if they needed snapped off?!

This post probably means nothing to you who are reading it, but to me it obviously does make sense. Sorry for boring you with my frustrations. *half laugh* :)

Where have all the games gone, where you don't have to snap parts off, you can just take it out of the box and play? So, tonight this new game has been put back into its box to be put together another time.

At the minute there are so many different versions of one game and they do not definately live up to the easy, classic board games. How many verions of Monopoly do we actually need? I was happy with the original!

However the main point of this post was to show how simple, classic board games have turned so complex - in just setting up the game! Why? There was nothing wrong with the old way. In fact the old way was so much better.

Friday, 25 June 2010

I Wish.

Can we pretend that airplanes
In the night sky
Are like shooting stars
I could really use a wish right now.

B.o.B - Airplanes  ♥

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Singing the night away....

So, tonight I'm off to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle to see Leona Lewis!
I can't believe how fast June has come around this year; my last exam was today and I am going on holiday next monday! Woo.

I must agree with my friends when they say that Leona sometimes can lack personality but that is just because she is shy. But to be quite honest, I am not going to stand in the tier to hear her speak; I am there to hear her sing. Without doubt, she has an absolutely amazing voice and I love both her albums: Spirit and Echo.

With a bit of 'Bleeding Love', 'Forgive Me', 'Happy', 'I Got You' and 'Love Letter'. Not forgetting her cover of the amazing 'Stop Crying Your Heart Out' I am sure to have a great night. Not like other Thursday nights I must add.

Hope you also enjoy your night, bloggers (:

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Wouldn't It Be Nice...

Well more than nice: lovely, romantic and just great!

Although I would like to say that I am in a relationship with someone, I am not. But doesn't every girl just wish for some boy to be able to hold them, take walks with them in the summer, and be their 'shoulder to cry on.
It's times when you really need someone to be there for you, hold you tightly, tell you that everything will be okay and tell you that they love you; you really wish for that perfect boyfriend.

Walks on the beach, hugs from behind, and just general holding hands: everyone needs that love and affection. And when you know that you need to find that perfect person, you can't stop thinking about being with 'him.' So, yes you may feel that I am all 'luvy duvy' and really like someone; but the truth is I don't.

But yes as I keep my eyes peeled for him, I feel that when it's my time it will be. When people say 'when you stop looking, you will find it' , I think it applies to me in this situation. Yes, I would like to have a boyfriend but to be quite honest there is no-one yet that has stolen my heart.

Life Pretty Good? Yes!

'Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.' - Johnny Depp

Monday, 21 June 2010


Life's not always fair. Sometimes you can get a splinter even sliding down a rainbow.
[Terri Guillemets]

Five Very Big Trips..

For years, I have always wanted to go travelling when I am older. Whether that be when I am eighteen or twenty-one. However the places I would like to visit havn't really changed. So, as I am a week away from flying on holiday, it has reminded me of the time in the future when I hopefully will be able to 'travel around the world'.

These are the five places that I would love to visit at least once in my life:

1) South Africa

For some reason I have always wanted to visit a place in Africa whether that be Cape Town in South Africa or Johannesburg or Kenya - I have always wanted to go on an 'African Safari' I know that sounds kinda cheesy but I don't really care. The wildlife and surroundings are a one-in-a-lifetime experience which I really want to be able to do.

2) Italy

This is one place in Europe that I would absolutely love to be able to visit. Maybe it's because I would able to eat the food - because really who doesn't like Italian food of pizza and pasta?! Or maybe it's to do with the hundreds of years of history (which I love)... The Romans, Pompeii, The Colosseum. Or maybe it's to do with the fact that apart from Paris, Venice is the most romantic city ever. What more could you need with great food, friendly Italians, romance and a little bit of history?

3) New York

Is there anyone out there that doesn't want to visit New York or even America? Apart from the people that actually live there of course. Anyway, I've always wanted to visit 'The Big Apple' and see The Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty and of course Macy's!
There's shopping, sightseeing and of course... more shopping! What more could a girl ask for?

4) Sydney

With its sandy beaches and just stunning scenery - Australia is the place to be! I think out of all the places in Australia you could visit - whether that be Perth, Melbourne or Brisbane... I think I would prefer to visit Sydney. There's the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach to visit. Stunning scenery, boiling weather and waking up to 'G'day mate' from the fitties from 'down under'. Yes, Yes, Yes Please.

5) Egypt

So, I couldn't really decide where to pick for my fifth choice - Egypt, Mexico, San Francisco, Los Angeles...but I would love to visit Egypt. Although, you would be in sweltering heat for one to two weeks, it would all be worth it to visit the mighty pyramids. I love history, and in primary school you learnt about The Romans, The Egyptians and The Greeks...and I loved all of them topics. But as I have already mentioned Italy and I am visiting Greece again next week - only Egypt is left! The Pyramids, The Great Sphinx, The River Nile, and Cairo to visit. There is just so much history to see!

Sunday, 20 June 2010

'Jolly Hols' ...

o a week tomorrow, I'm off on my jolly hols! to Halkidiki in Greece :) And  can't wait!
Not only I am off to enjoy the sunshine which is guaranteed - not like here, where its sunny one day and pouring down the next - but I'm missing a week off school.

After so many exams this is the break that I need. So, here I am listening to Diana Vickers - Songs From A Tainted Cherry Tree album and just thinking about lying on the beach where the sand is so hot - you can't walk on it! Not forgetting that the hotel has its own beach :)

                                              Sani Beach Hotel & Spa

Yesterday, I finished buying the rest of my holiday clothes and bought some new make-up and got my hair trimmed! And to be quite honest, I can't wait to fly away... eventually.

... and I just LOVE taking off on the aeroplane. Whilst my dad and grandma are terrified of flying, I have to say that I am not and must have got that from my mam. As my dad will rest his head on the seat infront of him with headphones on, I will most likely definately be reading. I am happy to say that I am a BOOKWORM - through and through. I can't think of anything better than getting stuck into a 'good-old' book or new whether that's with the Greek sun shining down on me or whether I am lying in bed on a night. Give me a book anyday and I will happily read it.

To finish off, I must also add that I cannot wait for Thursday because not will my last exam be over until later on this year, but I am going to see Leona Lewis on the night time with my mam. At first I wasn't as excited as going to see Rihanna last month but with it only being four days away, I am looking forward to it! A chance to dress up, sing along to some amazing and moving songs and have a little dance ... what more could you ask for!
So, for now fellow Bloggers...

αντίο x

Tuesday, 15 June 2010


When I was younger I didn't want to be a nurse, air hostess or police woman! I always wanted to be a teacher. I even played 'pretendy teachers' with my own black board and white board. Making registers, worksheets and quite frankly... talking to an empty room!

But its strange to look back on that now and think how you expressed your imagination when you were younger. Now, theres magazines, journalism, images, writing etc. etc. to express people's imagination but back then all you had was yourself and your 'pretend class!'

Anyway, I went from wanting to be a teacher when I was younger to being a police woman as my dad is in the police, even wanting to have a go at interior designing, being a social worker and then finally wanting to become a primary teacher again.
And for the last year or so that is what I have wanted to become after sixth form and university.

After walking my dog with one of my younger twin brothers earlier this evening, it has made me want to do it even more! He's only in year one and is coming up six at the end of the month but by asking him questions about what he has done at school today and what subjects he learns and the topics he is studying now etc etc, I think it's pretty amazing how from the beginning of the year he could hardly read - my other twin brother inlcluded - and now they can get throught the little books which the school provides.

So, after sharing a few of my future plans - I'm going to come back to present day and go back to an evening of no-revising and blasting out my music :)

So just after I'm leaving-
It looks like I'm going back to school!

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Some of my favourite :)

Over the past few days I've searching the internet for some good quotes/ messages: here are some of my favourites x

The one above is possiby my favourites - as it is just so true x

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Getting In The Mood ♥

As the weather over here in the UK is just awful at the minute, I thought that I should post some great summer songs that will really get you ready for the hot summer which is hopefully around the corner. Today the rain had poured all day after days of overcast, drizzly days - lets hope that we'll have a good weekend coming :)

So here we go - (in no particular order)

* Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feelin'
* Aggro Santez - Candy
* Rihanna - Te Amo
* Pixie Lott - Turn It Up
* Lady Gaga - Summer Boy
* David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland - When Love Takes Over
* Shakira - Whenever, Wherever
* Lady Gaga - Pokerface
* Roll Deep - Good Times
* Florence + The Machine - You've Got The Love
* Rihanna - Rude Boy

And probably the ultimate must two:

* Bryan Adams - The Summer Of '69
♥ Rihanna - Umbrella

So, enjoy the summer and have a good one! :)

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Don't Mind If We Do..

So with the must-have-to-see film of the year Eclipse coming out next month over here in the UK - which I can't wait for. Here's some actors from the film - looking just a tad fit!

Taylor Lautner - Jacob (:

Kellan Lutz - Emmet (:

Alex Meraz - Paul (:
(Okay so this is a bit of a weird picture - but he's still fit!)

Not forgetting:

Xavier Samuel as Riley (fit on the trailer!)


Robert Pattinson as Edward (hasn't got the six pack & looks very pale but he isn't
un - good looking haha)

The Simple Things In Life

While on a walk with my dog earlier this evening, I thought about how the simple things in life can make you happy. Without needing an extravagent budget you can still have a great, happy life.

I would rather sit and watch tele with my friends, family or even myself than go out galavanting every night. I love to read, and would gladly spend a whole night doing it.
I don't need to live like the spoilt brats in 'Sweet Sixteen' to be able to enjoy myself and quite frankly wouldn't want to! Living in my semi-detached house with my family, being able to relax on a night time and be able to do what I want is enough for me.

I'm not saying that I don't like going out shopping and going out with friends to parties and going on holidays - of course I do! But I'm just saying everything in proportion (okay, i'm not sure if thats the right word but hey, doesnt matter) Just not all the time. I mean I wish I could go and buy new clothes, jewellery, shoes, make up etc. etc. every week but I can't. I have to work for my money -  I just don't get my monthly pocket money for free!

And when it comes to holidays - one or two is definately fine by me. If you are going away every few months, you just get sick and then won't look forward to it! Who doesn't like waiting six months to a year for the holiday that you just can't wait for, buying clothes throughout the year to build up the perfect holiday wardrobe.

So, really I am an ordinary girl - enjoying watched the television, reading, family outings, going to the cinema and shopping when I have the money to do so.

Is watching the sunset with your partner, not supposed to be one of the most enjoyable, romantic things you can do - it is so simple not to mention free!

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. ~Leonardo DaVinci


Saturday, 5 June 2010

My Top Three

So probably as most people in Britain - I am watching the Britain's Got Talent Final (:
And I think this year it definately has been the best series for variety and just pure talent.

Tonight, I would like to see Twist & Pulse, Paul Burling & Spelbound in the top three because they are just well brilliant! Twist & Pulse have totally unique dancing and add humour to their act. Paul Burling was totally on the spot with his impressions and was hilarious.

However I think Spelbound deserve the top spot tonight recieving the BGT Winners Title & £100,000 including a spot on the Royal Variety Performance (even though hardly no one watches it)

Spelbound are just truly fantastic. They are so strong with one member flying over Amandas head! So tonight I think Spelbound should win!

This blog is quite random and to be a little bit cheesy - it shows Britain really does have talent! haha

Well, Im off now to watch the brilliant James Corden (who I love :)- ) & Dizee Rascal perform the new world cup song & hopefully see Spelbound be crowned tonight's winners! :)


Thursday, 3 June 2010

New style = New blog

So as you can see, Ive changed the layout of my blog and the name of my blog.

I didnt want my blog to be the same as everyone elses and so have changed and as we could say to put 'my own stamp' on it :)

So, welcome to my new blog 'The life of an ordinary girl' as that is in fact what I am - ordinary! Im no rich superstar living in the comfort of my massive mansion haha I live in the north east with my family of six and my dog!

Hopefully this will be the last time I re-do my blog and lets hope you enjoy the new, unique blog which is truly my own :)


Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Following on from...

Following on from previous blogs by my two friends - who I think are getting a little soppy in their old age hahaa - only joking :P

Well anyway... girls ask the questions & the guys answer.
I was on a website the other day and came across the question 'what do guys think are the most important features in a girl?' i.e. height, weuight, personality etc etc.
And as I predicted the answers came as personality, self respect, having a sense of humour and things like that with these particular boys saying that height, weight, eye colour were not important.

In my opinion.. what a load of crap. There is no way that guys would not be put off by appearence first i.e. if someone looks a complete 'minger!'. Yes, although personality is important, the crucial feature is definately looks. No man is going to be in a relationship with a girl that has greasy hair, has a top on that hardly fits with trackies, and well frankly looks like a total and utter mess! Now are they?

So as my friends have mentioned in their blogs that guys do judge you be what you look like even though they say that personality is the key! Yeah, whatever as Im sure there are plenty of girls out there that wonder why a guy does not fancy them even though they have a great personality and sense of humour.

Have they never heard of the saying:

'Never judge a book by its cover?!'