Monday, 31 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Fifteen

Day Fifteen - Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it...

I haven't tried living without anything that I love a lot. I love love love books, music and the television but I could never live without my family - I would miss them far too much. I may argue with my parents, my three brothers or get annoyed at my little dog when she doesn't stop barking but I wouldn't change any of it. I love my life, with all our ups and downs.
I went out on Saturday and my mam said she would miss me - haha - I was only going to the cinema but it was because she works a lot during the week. Aww :)

My family are always there for me and I love nothing more than having a little heart to heart with my mam or Jess (my little cocker spaniel) she may not answer back but I can cuddle into her and she may just be listening haha. It's nice to know that I always have somewhere I can go when things are tough and where I'll always be loved (I hope!) haha.

I actually spend quite a lot of time on my own, in my room even though I'm sixteen but I could never live without my family and I am fortunate that I haven't had to try and live without them. I've been away on holidays without them and I haven't got home sick but there is never anything better than:


Sunday, 30 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Fourteen

Day Fourteen - A hero that has let you down (letter)

(what a cool super hero cake, even though I don't know all of them haha)

Sorry to cut this short but I don't have a letter for a hero that I've had. I thought of the most obvious 'hero' that might come to my mind and that was superheroes haha. But I wasn't that much of a fan of the more famous superheroes; Superman, Spider-man, Batman, Catwoman etc. etc. However my favourite out of these is probably Spider-man because I quite like the films :) Then I thought of family members or even famous people who could have been my idols but as much as I love my family they haven't really been my hereos either.

I am going to think though of heroes/heroines that have not let me down but who I think have done great deeds such as in Greek nythology and whatnot. Note to self - a post for the future! :) How about you? - Who is your hero?

Saturday, 29 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Thirteen

Day Thirteen - A band/ artist that has got you through some tough ass days (letter)

Dear Rihanna & Adele,

You are both totally different artists but I feel I can relate to parts of some of your songs and others which are happy and upbeat gets me through bad days and makes me feel better. At the moment you are both two of my favourite artists.

Rihanna's Loud album is one of my favourites at the minute, she is such an amazing singer. Her songs are definitely more upbeat than Adele's which make you feel much more happier - yey! :) Adele's songs are much slower but they are the types of songs, you can just lie on your bed and listen to the lyrics.

The songs by these artists are absolutely worth a listen. I'm guessing most people know of Rihanna's songs and like them too but Adele may be more English based (I'm not sure :/ - let me know) and less listened to. I've just downloaded her new album '21' and have not listened to all of the songs yet but her first album '19' is brilliant!

Friday, 28 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twelve

Day Twelve - Something you never get compliments on...

Emm, I'm not sure about this one because sometimes I get compliments on various things but they are quite sparse. These sparse compliments are normally on how I look when I go out and get dressed up - things like that - but not on a day-to-day basis when I'm dressing more casual. I never get compliments on my nails haha maybe that is because they are very short and I never get compliments on my size because I'm not a 'skinny-minny' but there is no surprises there :)

How about you?

Thursday, 27 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Eleven

Day Eleven - Something people seem to compliment you the most on...

(the best advice for an exam)

Hmm, I would say I get complimented the most on my grades in my exams at school. How sad is that? hehe but I like it in a way. I'm not a swot, I just get on with my work and get the grades I want. Which is great when I see an A*! I love knowing that I've done well especially in subjects that I hope to study further for my A-Levels - if you haven't noticed aleady, I frequently talk about the future on my blogs. But hey, it's not all beauty and looks :)

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Ten

Day Ten - Someone you need to let go or wish you didn't know...

So here's another tough question. To start I'll say that I'm glad that I know everyone that I know - if that makes sense! Although with the people that I do know/ have known we have had our ups and downs and in a way I cherish that we had those ups because they were great. When it comes to letting somebody go, at this moment in my life I don't want to have to let somebody go. But things change, one day I will, the next I won't. But for now nobody - for both parts of the 'question' :)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Nine

Day Nine - Someone you didn't want to let go but just drifted...

(This is not us - we both have blonde hair hehe)

I was best friends with a girl who funnily enough had the same name as me. We were so close, we spent days and nights at eachother's houses, told eachother everything and were pretty much inseparable but then I moved primary schools because I moved house. It was really hard because I had known her since I was a toddler and I didn't want to leave my best friend.

The silver lining of it though was that I only moved twenty/thirty minutes away and we kept in touch through the rest of primary school and the beginning of secondary school until around Year 8 time when the frequent phone calls and weekend sleepovers started to drift away. We had obviously made new friends - for me ones from primary and secondary school. It was sad because we were so close and so alike but we slowly just drifted away and I wish we hadn't. The last time I seen her properly was last February but I seen her last December too for around ten minutes. The weird thing was, it was pretty awkward because we were now totally different people and we both knew hardly nothing about eachother's lives and what we did on a day to day basis. We still keep in contact through Facebook but not that regular and it's just not the same anymore.

But this happens in life and has happened with other close friends too but you are always making new ones. It wouldn't have happened if it wasn't supposed too - Fate.

Monday, 24 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Eight

Day Eight - Someone who made your life hell or treated you like shit...

Okay so I'm going to get straight to the point, yes there is those people that well and truly treat me like shit, once did, still do. I wouldn't say anyone has made my life hell, nope, but treated me like shit - YES. Unfortunately this has happened and I did nothing to them in return or to start it in the first place. I'm sure it's the same for most people. But shit happens in life and I've learnt to get over it because I know that I'm a better person for not treating people like crap.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Seven

Day Seven - Someone who has made your life worth living for...

For this one I have a mixture of answers. Friends over the year, my family even my dog who I practically look after all the time but also myself. That may sound vain (which I'm most definitely not!) or whatever but the reason I say that is simply because if it wasn't for the things that I have done over the years I wouldn't be here today or be the person that I am. I have in a way made my life worth living for because I have dreams and goals that I want to achieve in the future then really it is only me who can get myself there. Nobody is going to spoon feed me to get what I want - I go out there and do it for myself.

I've realised that over the years you drift away from friends, you fall out with members of your family and that everyone lets you done at one stage. So really I'm the only one who will always be present in my life - obviously :)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

A Little Bit of Fun...

So, to do an extra post while I do my '30 Days of Truth' challenge I decided to do this which I found over at Tegan's blog. My 'band':

1) Go to Wikipedia and hit random. The first article that comes up is the name of your band.

2) Go to and hit random. The last 4 or 5 words of the last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3) Go to Flickr and click "explore the last 7 days". The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4) Use photoshop or a similar program to put it all together.

I love the photo (it's not an actual hamster but a knitted one!)


30 Days of Truth - Day Six

Day Six - Something you hope you never have to do...

I might have mentioned before that I have a nut allergy which I carry an epi-pen for in case I eat any type of nut and start to have an allergic reaction. So, I hope that I never have to use my epi-pen in the future because I've seen the size of needle and not being a big fan of needles to start with, I don't fancy having it jabbed into the muscle in my thigh. No thank you. But not just not having to use my epi-pen but to not have an allergic reaction. I found out that I had an allergy by eating a chicken tikka masala curry at my friends house and because it had fresh ingredients - coconut and almond - I had an allergic reaction. However I am more severly allergic to peanuts which could even be fatal if I don't have my epi-pen. Scary stuff! Not being able to breathe properly isn't too nice and that was on a small scale the first time around.
Hopefully, never again.

Friday, 21 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Five

Day Five - Something you hope to do in your life...

Wow, I really like this question and find it easy to answer because I want to do so many things in my life, I'm sure everybody does. I hope to get the job I have always wanted and have a family but one of the things that I wish to start as soon as possible is to travel. Since I was young I have always dreamed of travelling to different countries, seeing the sights and having many 'one in a experiences.' So far I've been to Spain, Greece and France more than once abroad.

The places I would love to visit:

America - not even a particular state, everyone if I could! California, Illinois, Florida, New York and even Alaska would be amazing to visit and I really hope that I will have the opportunity to do so.

South Africa - I love the African wildlife and would love to see the 'Big Five' and watch the sunset in Africa.

Australia - I would love to visit Sydney; the weather, excursions and... just everything.

Italy - Friends may say I'm obsessed with this place but I'm not, I would just love to visit here. I love Italian food and would love to see the history. Naples; Pompeii, Venice, Rome & Florence - yes please!

Athens, Greece - I've visited Greece plenty of times in the past but I would love to visit the capital. I love history and want to do a history degree when I'm older, I love Greek & Roman mythology too so visiting Athens would be perfect for me.

Poland - Maybe not a popular choice for everyone but there is something about this place that makes me want to visit here. Probably not for a holiday but a sight seeing break - seeing the different culture in my opinion would be really enlightening.

These places are also mentioned in my bucket list :)

Thursday, 20 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Four

Day Four - something you have to forgive someone for...

I've also found this one quite hard to answer because if I have to forgive someone for something that they have done to me - I always end up saying to myself 'Why should I have to forgive someone when if they were actually who I thought they were supposed to be to me, then they shouldn't have done something that needed forgiven. However over the past year or so I've found myself telling myself 'Okay, forgiven not forgotten' and I think that is definitely the way to go. Why should I forget - you hurt me remember. But yeah, it's in the past so instead of naming incidents on here, I've half answered this in my head. Sorry for not sharing on this occasion guys but I feel like you shouldn't keep on bringing things up from the past and should live for the present... and the future.
But I always use the saying:
'Forgiven not Forgotten'
However there is only so many times you can use it and it's so hard when it's coming to its last uses - I should know.

P.S. Sorry I forgot to mention on yesterday's post, 'Time to Smile' posts will be back when '30 Days of Truth' is finished which will be on Wednesday 16th February. I'm looking forward to re-doing them posts again but for now.. have a great day :)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Three

Day Three - Something you have to forgive yourself for...

This is a really, really hard one and it took me a while to think of something. I can't really think of any specific because I don't really like to have regrets. Isn't everything supposed to happen for a reason? The only thing I can think of is if I've maybe said something that wasn't that nice to someone and it has actually hurt them. I don't like to say things to people but if it is in response to someone who has said something unpleasant to me - then I probably have. I don't like to stoop to their level but some things get to you. I wouldn't say I would have to 'forgive' myself for it but its the closet I can get to it. I know how it feels when someone says something unpleasant to you or about you and I don't like to do the same.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Two

Day Two - Something you love about yourself...
Hmm... I'm not going to go off looks or anything like that for this post because I don't actually love anything about me physically - like but not love. The thing I most love about myself would be that I find it easy to speak to new people but also I love that I don't judge people by first glances - I always want to at least get to know a person first. To be quite honest I don't see why we should judge people - they dress like that because they want to/ look like that because they want to. Just because they are different to me or I say I don't like it doesn't mean I judge them. I really hope that in the past I haven't and that in the future I won't.

Monday, 17 January 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day One

Day One - Something you hate about yourself...

(Thank you Body Shop & Superdrug) :D

Ah what a great way to start with something that I not only HATE but about MYSELF but I suppose there are parts of everybody that they don't like. So I'm not alone there. There are a few things that I don't particular like but at the moment including my weight (but I'm on track of changing that!) but I would definitely chose my dry skin. I've had eczema since I was a baby which was quite severe but as I've got older it has got better. With it still being winter my skin isn't at its best - I need some sunshine but I don't think I'll get a lot of that for a few months over here. However with the help of moisturiser, body butters and moisturising shower gel my skin is getting softer and my face isn't that dry. Thank god because even though I don't wear a lot of make-up, it makes the little amount that I put on even more difficult.

Sunday, 16 January 2011

30 Days of Truth :)

Ooo, so I spotted '30 Day's of Truth' over at Jennifer Scavone's Blog and I thought I would try something new so I'm going to start this post today - this is just the intro. I promise to try and post these daily or every couple of days. Hope you enjoy and please comment on them :)
This is starting from tomorrow: Monday 17th January!
Day 01 → Something you hate about yourself.
Day 02 → Something you love about yourself.
Day 03 → Something you have to forgive yourself for.
Day 04 → Something you have to forgive someone for.
Day 05 → Something you hope to do in your life.
Day 06 → Something you hope you never have to do.
Day 07 → Someone who has made your life worth living for.
Day 08 → Someone who made your life hell, or treated you like shit.
Day 09 → Someone you didn’t want to let go, but just drifted.
Day 10 → Someone you need to let go, or wish you didn’t know.
Day 11 → Something people seem to compliment you the most on.
Day 12 → Something you never get compliments on.
Day 13 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough ass days. (write a letter.)
Day 14 → A hero that has let you down. (letter)
Day 15 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
Day 16 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
Day 17 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Day 18 → Your views on gay marriage.
Day 19 → What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?
Day 20 → Your views on drugs and alcohol.
Day 21 → (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?
Day 22 → Something you wish you hadn’t done in your life.
Day 23 → Something you wish you had done in your life.
Day 24 → Make a playlist to someone, and explain why you chose all the songs. (Just post the titles and artists and letter)
Day 25 → The reason you believe you’re still alive today.
Day 26 → Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?
Day 27 → What’s the best thing going for you right now?
Day 28 → What if you were pregnant or got someone pregnant, what would you do?
Day 29 → Something you hope to change about yourself. And why.
Day 30 → A letter to yourself, tell yourself EVERYTHING you love about yourself.

When the world forgets...

Hi everyone, have you been up to much this weekend? I have. Yesterday I went to the cinema with my friend Sarah and we went and watched 'The King's Speech,' it was actually really good and enlightened our sixteen year old selves about the King that led us through WW2. What was pretty amazing and for us pretty hilarious was that when we were waiting in the queue to go into the screen for the showing and when we were in the cinema waiting for the film to begin were the amount of older people there. We were probably the youngest people there that came of our own accord, any younger children were with parents/ grandparents. It was weird to think that these people would have been alive and growing up with this King their leader when we hadn't even heard of King George VI - real name Albert and nickname Bertie.

The film was about King George VI's stammer and how he overcame it with the help of his speech therapist Lionel. And, I have to add that the actors/actresses chosen for this film were definitely the right choice. Colin Firth gave a brilliant performance as the King and the amazing Helena Bonham Carter as his wife Queen Elizabeth, mother of the currently reigning Queen Elizabeth II. Not forgetting Geoffery Rush who played Lionel the speech therapist was superb too! (I can't believe how different he looks in this film to his other famous character Captain Barbossa in the Pirates of the Caribbean!) It was honestly such a good film and I was surprised how much I enjoyed but then again I do love my history!

This morning I finished a brilliant book 'Sister' by Rosamund Lupton which you may have seen in my sidebar. I won't give any spoilers but this book was written in such an intelligent, creative way with so many twists and turns you don't find out the real truth until the last few pages. It was really good and recommend it to you all if you love reading and will be able to stick with the storyline as it goes back between past and present quite frequently. My next book I'm about to read is 'The Other Boleyn Girl' by Philippa Greggory which I'm looking forward to like I said before I do love history!
Hope you all had a great weekend, what have you done?

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Time to Smile - #96-100

Title: Time to Smile #96-100
Weekly Post Day: Wednesday
Details: This is my weekly wednesday post which will feature five things each week which I love, make me happy or make me smile. Mostly all three!
Hope you enjoy :)
(You can find the others in the tab above)

96. being good at certain things

97. popcorn

98. getting awards off followers (thanks SmileLikeWoe!)

99. the smell of candles mmmmm....

100. finally getting to 100 time to smiles! yey :)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Not Again!

Sorry for the lack of posts recently - I would love to say it's because i've been busy busy busy without a moment to think but I can't because I haven't. I'm supposed to be busy with revision aas I have a lot of exams starting to peak their horrible heads around the corner but to be quite honest I'm not sure what I've been doing as I haven't even opened up my revision guides! So today I must must must start some and I'm going to make sure that I at least do some Chemistry and History plus I might catch up on my tele programmes from last Friday.

So as I look out of my window I see snow on the ground - hence my post title today. I do love snow but by now I must say I'm pretty sick of it. It started where I live last November ans started to properly leave at the end of December but now its back! In January snow no longer means: time off school, near to Christmas and ooo its snowing lets go and have a snowball fight! It now means: trying to dodge snowballs at school, nothing to look really forward to (no Xmas) and the horrible slush stuff after the snow has melted! :( I just want summer to start!

I'm hopefully going to be posting a few more times this week but my exams begin this week so maybe I won't. But definitely after the end of January - I will be back regulary with hopefully a new feature. I've realised I've been neglecting my I would love posts so I hope to be posting some more of them but with a little difference. And, finally I would like to thank my new followers! - I'm glad to have reached into the thirties, that may not seem many but it means loads to me! So thank you and keep on commenting because I love when you guys do :) x

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Time to Smile - #91-95

Title: Time to Smile #91-95
Weekly Post Day: Wednesday
Details: This is my weekly wednesday post which will feature five things each week which I love, make me happy or make me smile. Mostly all three!
Hope you enjoy :)
(You can find the others in the tab above)

91. old fashioned cafes

92. after finishing your list to do - relaxing

93. the notebook

94. the beach

95. Natasha Bedingfield's - Pocket Full of Sunshine
(Its a really happy and upbeat song + also reminds me of the film
 Easy A)

Here's the link to the video -
sorry its not on here but my laptop + youtube were not co-operating :/

Monday, 3 January 2011

Last time I posted, it was last year!

It feels really weird to say that even though my last post was on New Year's day, four days ago but it was last year! Wooo - in fact I like saying that hehe. Hope everyone had a great New Year's Eve and Day, I suppose mine was okay I don't really do that much. New Year's Day was seen in at 12 while watching the countdown in London on the TV and gulping our last mouthfulls of champagne - mmm. And, New Year's Day means taking the Christmas tree and decorations down and taking the dog on a walk. Sounds fun doesn't it? Not haha.

Yesterday I went to see Love & Other Drugs and I really liked it. It was sweet, funny and well very raunchy. I'm sure if you've seen it/ going to see it you will know/ find out! Tomorrow i'm back to school so I have the 'back to school blues'. I can't really be bothered if I'm honest but least I can say this will be the last January I'll be at that school. Aghh. That sounds pretty weird because I'll be starting the nest chapter of my life in September at sixth form. I'm looking forward to it.

Me and a friend were texting a couple of days back and we were talking about how this is going to be a big year for us. For starters:
- It's our last five/six months at school
- Our GSCE's will be over
- One of my friends: Hollie is moving to Australia
- Starting sixth form
- I'll be seventeen!, now that sounds really weird
- I'll have my first driving lesson on my birthday if the weather is okay - now that is scary!!! (I'll probably crash the car!)

( X Factor Contestants)

We're also going to see the X Factor Tour in March which I'm sure will be great! So good things are definitely are on the horizon this year. Yes! I'm also going to try and stick with twitter haha so if you want to follow me it's @iRebecca_A but there is also a button link at the side somewhere (:

Now I have to get the last off my homework finished - eughh chemistry haha. But before I go, I promise to finally get round to the 'about me' page which has been empty for ages - sorry about that - also I think that my Time to Smile posts may be coming to an end once they reach 100, because I'm running out of things that make me smile haha. Maybe I will keep on doing it but with less each week maybe 3 maybe just 1. I'm going to wait and see.

On the topic of other posts I could do: If any of you have any ideas on weekly posts that I could do or just a one off post about myself or my view on something. Just let me know: twitter, email or leave a comment on any of my posts. Thanks (:

Have a great day!