Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Quick Post:

I found these over at Bits of Truth today and I can totally relate to both of these. The first one I keep thinking about because of the people that are actually in my dreams sometimes. Strange stuff! And the second one is so true. Anyone agree?

Friday, 25 February 2011

Summing It Up:

For a weeks half term off, I've actually done something most days this week which I was really pleased about. It started with Thursday night going to see Never Let Me Go at the cinema which I mentioned in a previous post and then going for a meal with my family for my grandma's birthday on Sunday. On Tuesday I went bowling with my mam and my twin brothers Ben and Daniel who are six and a half. And guess what?! My six year old brother Daniel beat me and I came second, I couldn't believe it and he wasn't even using the ramp thing.

On Wednesday I went to the cinema again to see Paul with my friend. It was hilarious! I was really looking forward to seeing it because the trailer is so funny - and so was the film. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are great together and the alien Paul was equally hilarious. I was sitting next to a boy on the other side of my seat who was about the same age as me or maybe a year older or so at seventeen and in parts his laugh was funnier than the part he was actually laughing at. My and my friend were in hysterics half way through the film, partly because of the funny scene and the other part because of his laugh next to me. It didn't help that he wasn't even that fit hehe. If you haven't seen it you must!

Yesterday my mam's friend came up with her baby Harry again and he is just so cute! And, I got a hold except he would only sleep if you walked him about, not if you were sitting. You would stand for a while then sit down but as soon as you sat down he would know and begin to cry again :). He's gorgeous. Then I looked after my twin brothers for an hour or so while my mam went to the fortune teller with her friend and when she came back she said it was unreal. In the future when I've had more experiences in my life I want to go and see a fortune teller so I've added this to my bucket list. The fortune teller was apparently really accurate and mentioned me and all the family, including that my mams nana is looking after all of us and our old dog is with her. (I nearly cried!)

(I really like outfits similar to this at the minute)

Today I went shopping with my mam and we had a shop about and a browse and I got a new cardigan. I know it's nearly summer but you can't go wrong with a knitted cardigan. I've just got back from a lovely meal with my parents, so overall I've had a pretty good week. I've also got most of my work done for school except for my English Poetry exam question and revision for an exam I have on Tuesday. It's only a re-sit though so I'm not too bothered about it.

I love this colour at the minute, I really fancy buying nail polish in a similar shade:

Something I realised a few weeks ago:

Hope you have had a good week and have a great weekend. What have you been up to?

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Time to Smile - #106-110

Title: Time to Smile #106-110
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)

106. log flumes

107. that feeling in you stomach when you go down a hill fast in a car or on a rollercoaster (most people hate it but I love it!)

108. when my dog wags her tail and wiggles her bum everytime she sees someone
(This is Jess last year, a week after she had been groomers. At the minute she is all fluffy and needs to go to the groomers!)

109. candyfloss (but not the sticky fingers afterwards)

110. elephants

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

(1) At The Moment I'm Loving:

Laura Marling & Laura Jansen

These two artists are totally different in the way they sound and the only things they have in common are their first names and that I have recently downloaded their albums and love listening to them!

Laura Marling is more contempory folk and folk rock. I downloaded both her albums Alas I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can, after listening to one of her songs on my friend's iPod at school. A few days after she won the BRIT award for Best Female Solo Artist and I was like woo, I actually know who she is! because she is not that well known. She's linked to Mumford and Sons because their style of music is similar and they have supported eachother at gigs. I love Mumford and Sons too! My favourite songs at the minute from her are Ghosts off her first album and New Romantic which is actually on neither of her albums.

(Second Album)

Laura Jansen is more under the genre of indie pop. After downloading her song Single Girls which I saw on youtube, I decided to download her album Bells a couple of days ago. I love it. I think you can really relate to her songs and they sound so sweet - they're good when you want to relax! She has done a cover of the amazing King's of Leon - Use Somebody (is it me or does everyone do a cover on this song? :/ ) However unlike some of the covers I've heard, this is really good and in my opinion totally different from the original. Favourite songs of hers from her album: Single Girls, Use Somebody and Wicked World. Wicked World is actually great and quite humourous if you listen to the lyrics carefully.

I would definitely check these out on Youtube :)

Monday, 21 February 2011

Don't Look Back At This Crumbling Fool.

It's times like these when I wish that my birthday was in the first six months of the year not in December. I really need a new camera, mine is so temperamental - you'll just be about to take a photo and then it will suddenly switch to video mode - Aghhhh. So frustrating! Then again I love how my birthday is quite close to Christmas because then I can get a bigger more expensive present which will be for both. Did I just mention Christmas? I'm going to change the subject because I'm not talking about Christmas, it's just been and I can't be doing with more wintry weather!!

Do you have any plans for summer time, when it finally arrives? I don't really have that much planned, just Paris in April but does that count as summer? Hmm, it's probably more spring is isn't? I love when it's nearly spring/summer. I love looking at the new fashions but the only way I would be able to afford most of the things I've seen, I would have to have a go at trying to use monopoly money. Just a little feeling that probably won't work. I wish I could share something much more fun and interesting with you all but I can't because I've done bot-all exciting lately.

What you think of this? Pretty deep but very clever...

Yesterday I went with my family out for a meal because it was my grandma's birthday. I wasn't that fussed on going because last time we went to this place, me and my older brother both thought the food was horrible and so obviously I didn't want to go again but my parents told me the chefs had changed. Had they hell! The food was horrible, the waitress was either very hungover or a bitch or just both. She slammed the plates on the table without a smile. Anyway, I'll be making sure I don't go back there again. My parents heard this a few times yesterday: 'I told you so!'
I wish the food was more like this:

But it wasn't.

By the way, I thought I would add, that the title of this post is from Take It All from Adele's album - 21. I may have already mentioned this but I'm going to mention it again - her album is amazing!! Anyway this leads me onto my next point, I'm going to start another feature on my blog which I don't think is going to have a set day to be posted. It'll be something along the lines of what I'm loving at the minute, in my small little world. It could be music, fashion, films etc. Hopefully, I'll start posting these this week sometime, maybe even tomorrow as I don't think I have plans.

Monday Inspiration x2-

Saturday, 19 February 2011

i would love... swim in these three swimming pools!

San Alfonso del Mar resort at Algarrabo, Chile.
This is the world's biggest swimming pool on the southern coast of Chile. The pool covers 20 acres and holds around 66 gallons of water! It's deepest end is 115ft but it's crystal clear and you can see the bottom of the pool. If the pool is too deep (which it would be for me) to swim in there are small boats provided!!

Grand Hotel Kronenhof Pontresina, Switzerland.
This pool is indoors and in the winter you can watch ice skaters in the private rink from the swimming pool. This pool looks a great one to swim in because a) it will be lovely warm and b) the view is amazing. You would be swimming in awe at the snowy peaks of the Upper Engadin!!

Sands SkyPark Pool at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
This pool is 200m in the air and gives an amazing view over Singapore's futuristic skyline. The  pool is on the 55th floor and three times the length of an Olympic swimming pool. Talk about breathtaking! Also, the watery treats continue below the hotel as you can ride on a Sampton boat on an canal through its shopping centre. Wow!!

Any of these take your fancy too?

Friday, 18 February 2011

Friday Musings

My school broke up earlier for half term, hence the reason I'm off school today until the 28th of February. I've been waiting ages for a week off because I really needed a lie-in! Yesterday I went to the cinema with my friend and we seen 'Never Let Me Go' which I was really looking forward to watching. As I've read the book around a week ago, it was strange seeing the story on the big screen, which parts of the book they missed out and the way they interpreted others.

When I read the book, I thought it was good but that it wasn't brilliant. As I felt it didn't have that extra something which makes a book seem excellent and that you want to re-read it. Don't get my wrong, I enjoyed the book so therefore I recommend it for someone to read especially if you have the seen film because I think that some parts of the book should have been included in the film.

Today, I thought that I would catch up on programmes that I have missed during the week and now I'm off to take the dog out on a walk. So fun, fun, fun eh? I suppose it's been quite relaxing just sitting there watching tele, just doing nothing! Anyway it's been better than having a day at school especially because I have an extra week off. School is coming close evening quicker than I thought as by the time I go back it will be March and we leave in the last week of May but go back into school for the final exams in June. Scary stuff!

What have you been up to do?

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Time to Smile - #101-105

It's back after reaching 100 in early January last month!

Title: Time to Smile #101-105
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)

101. breakfast in bed

102. award shows

103. 'had to be there' moments

104. dancing randomly when a good song comes on

105. finding new music artists to listen too

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Thirty!

Day Thirty - A letter to yourself, tell yourself everything you love about yourself...

Dear Rebecca,
I love how you keep yourself to yourself and don't find the need to brag or be an attention seeker. You think about other people's feelings in situations and it's not all about yourself. I love how you don't judge people on first appearances and you accept people for who they are. You don't feel like you have to change yourself for anyone but if you do change it's only for yourself, which is great! If your not happy about something, you will speak up even though you're quite shy and modest whilst at school. You speak far too fast but that is just a part of being you! You don't make a show of yourself and aren't crazy and confident in groups of people but you have a great personality and need to show it more! I like how your honest about yourself and would rather stay and watch television than go out drinking on a friday night.
Love yourself x

Hey followers :) Hope you have enjoyed my 30 Days of Truth, I sure have. It has been really enlightening for me. I have to say I'm glad this final post is over because I have found saying what I love about myself a real challenge. I couldn't be less vain or anymore modest! I'm looking forward to posting Time to Smile again - so I hope you enjoy those! :)

Monday, 14 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Nine

Day Twenty Nine - Something you hope to change about yourself and why?

I would like to change my appearance - I want to lose weight, grow my nails and to get on top of sorting out my dry skin. Hopefully with the summer my skin will be better, yey :) And, now I have had a treadmill in the house for a few months I've been going on three/four times a week. I want to keep that sustained and even try going on nearly every day even if it is only for half an hour because it makes such a difference. The only reason I want to change my weight is so I'm happier in myself and I think if you're happier on the outside as well as the inside, your confidence grows which I want to happen.

Well, it takes time but I'm on my way!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! :)

Sunday, 13 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Eight

Day Twenty Eight - What if you were pregnant, what would you do?...

Don't get me wrong I want children when I'm older, in ten years or so making me around 26/27 years old but not now. I'm 16 and I think I would just totally freak out and I don't think I would be the only one - I have a feeling my parents would just want to kill me!

I don't really believe in abortion so I don't think I could do that. I really hope that I wouldn't find out to late and I could take 'the morning after' pill. The only other option would be adoption but then I wouldn't want to give MY child up. Aghh. This is totally got me going so many ways but I don't want children too young, I want to live my life, have a career and go travelling before I settle down and because I have younger twin brothers, I know how stressful kids are!

I just hope I don't get myself into this situation and let's just say I'll be making sure there is contraception! I would love a baby, forget the screaming remember the cuteness, just give me time! Haha :) What would you do?

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Hello Sun!

Hiya. Hope everyone has had a great saturday, I went shopping with my mam and ended up with some really nice purple pumps and a scarf from Dorothy Perkins. I know winter is nearly over but I'm sure a scarf will come in handy and it's really nice too! Have you been up to much?

It was great because the sun was actually out and it wasn't chilly like ususal. Ah, I can't wait for spring to start properly because I love when all the flowers come back out and things look pretty. I'm really looking forward to summer too - finally some warm weather will be on the cards!

Well, I just wanted to have a little update and a post away from my 30 days of truth. They're nearly finished now and I have to say I've loved writing them because it has allowed me to be honest with myself and my followers :) Anyway once they have finished, I'll be bringing back my Time to Smile posts again and they should hopefully be beginning this Wednesday. You may have also noticed I popped a I Would Love... post in the other day. I don't often post those so I'm going to try and post them a little more frequently.

Tonight I've also updated my About Me Section in the tabs above. It's mostly the same stuff but I would appreciate it if you would check this new one out. Also I've added 30 Days of Truth to the tabs at the top which will make it easier to access.

Hope you have had a great day and I'll be back to tomorrow x

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Seven

Day Twenty Seven - What's the best thing going for you now?...

I would say at the minute the best thing going for me is mostly everything; family, friends and school. School is really good at the minute (and that I don't say lightly.) January exams are over and although I've got a maths re-sit in March and more exams to come in May and June, the exam period is over for now.

The weather is finally looking up and today I could go shopping without a coat! It wasn't that warm but the sun was out not like yesterday when it was grey, foggy and drizzly. Spring is around the corner which means when I get more money, more shopping to be done for spring and summer time. I'm going to Paris in April, this time with my family and my friends which I can't believe is only around 2 months away. I can't wait!

And finally, I'm quite excited to leave school at the end of June. It will scary to think that after June I won't be going back to the school which I've been going to since I was 11! Really when I think about it all the major things that have happened in my life have been during those years when I've been attending that school.

Friday, 11 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Six

Day Twenty Six - Have you ever thought about giving up on life? If so, when and why?

I wouldn't say I've ever wanted to give up on life but I have certainly felt really down and wondered 'what am I doing here?' If you know what I mean. This was about four or five years ago, so to me I wasn't even old enough to actually make a proper decision. Even if I had felt so bad that I wanted to end my life, I would never have gone through with it anyway.

I don't really remember much about it but it was just times when I would cry in bed and whatnot. But I don't know why. Hormones? Probably. It was just the simple things that were really getting to me and upsetting me. I hope that I never feel like I want to give up on life because too me: life is too short to begin with and I want to do so much.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Five

Day Twenty Five - The reason you're still alive today...

To be quite honest, I have never really thought about it and it has took me a while to think and actually begin to write this post. It could be anything and I could throw around ideas but the fact is I'll never really know and probably won't find out. Here are a few reasons it could be, which one is correct is anybody's guess!

- Religious reasons i.e. God

- I don't do drugs or anything illegal

- I don't get into fights and don't look for a reason to be injured etc.

- I'm cautious when crossing the road

- I get out of the way of reversing cars, like today when an old man nearly reversed into me!

- I haven't had any threatening illnesses

- I'm extremely lucky!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

i would love... meet a celebrity, just to say I have
-which one, I'm not sure yet :/

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Four

Day Twenty Four - Make a playlist of songs and explain why you chose all of these songs...

Plain White T's - Hey There Deliah (love, love this song!)

Adele - Love Song

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are

Train - Hey Soul Sister

Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me

Ne-Yo - One In A Million

Bill Withers - Ain't No Sunshine

Alicia Keys - No One

Dear future boyfriend,
If you feel anything like any of these artists above in their songs, then I'm yours. Make me feel like Rihanna - Only Girl :)
With love,

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Three

Day Twenty Three - Something you wish you had done in life...

I can't really answer this one yet because I'm quite young. But I hope that as I become older I don't regret that I never did something in my life or if I do it is really insignificant. I hope that in my life I am able to live my life to the full and enjoy nearly every minute of it. I hope that I am successful in what I want to do, am in a loving relationship, that I get to travel around the world - exploring not just the big, bustling cities but the little nooks and crannies of country villages and their little tea shops! I really hope that life is going to be good to me, full of the simple things making my life complete. Fun, laughter and love - that is all I really need to be happy.

How about you?

Monday, 7 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty Two

Day Twenty Two - Something you wish you hadn't done in your life...

I would say so far in sixteen years of life, I don't have anything that I wish I hadn't done in my life. I don't have any regrets. Yes, I have made mistakes in my life but without those mistakes I would not be the person I am today. There is nothing significant in my life which I think 'I wish I hadn't done that!' Maybe I had at the time but not anymore.

I believe everything happens for a reason, but I'm sure if I do live to regret something I've done in the future, you will be the first to hear because I will probably post it on here if I'm still blogging! That's all for now though, have a lovely day :)

Sunday, 6 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty-One

Day Twenty One - (scenario) Your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before. What do you do?

This one's not hard. If my best friend had been a car accident, I would drop everything and go to the hospital because she wouldn't be my best friend if I didn't care for her. The fight earlier would have probably been pointless or petty and nothing in comparison to what has happened.

I also would be mortified that we'd have fought before something about something that's not even worth it and it would be forgotten about before I could even remember what we had been fighting about in the first place. And, hopefully my best friend would be fine but most importantly hopefully this will never happen because I wouldn't wish this on anybody.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Twenty

Day Twenty - Your views on drugs and alcohol...

Drugs - I've never tried them and never will. In my opinion illegal drugs are illegal for a reason, they're no good. They cause problems, heartbreak, and death. I would hate to find myself in a situation where I am reliant on something as lethal as drugs - that is why I will never try them. People can call me boring but I don't care 'even if it is just this once', it's not me and I can promise never will. Yes, I understand people find themselve's addicted because of various personal circumstances but surely it just makes you feel like shit after it has wore off. I would hate to have a regret so severe as this one.

Alcohol - I'm only sixteen so I can't really answer this one properly. I'm not a big drinker and maybe you probably think well I 'shouldn't be at my age'. But as you can imagine, some people in my year live for Friday & Saturday nights when they can get totally smashed on cans of lager and cider whilst roaming the streets and running from police.Trust me I've heard of a few stories from people in my year, much like this one. I live for the weekend for shopping trips, time with friends, films at the cinema and most importantly a lie-in!  I like white wine and Smirnoff Ice and will have a drink on special occasions but not every weekend, more likely once a month. I'm sure this will change when I start sixth-form and I start going out with friends when I become legal at 18 - the clubbing will begin haha. But I have a feeling, I won't get totally drunk when I can't remember the night before!

Friday, 4 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Nineteen

Day Nineteen - What do you think of religion? Or what do you think of politics?...

I'll answer this in two parts:

Religion - I'm not a big believer in religion but I respect anyone that does. I wasn't brought up in a family that was religious and although my parents were Christened - I wasn't. Partly to do with money when I was first born. However I do not regret that I wasn't because I have never really thought about myself being in anyway religious. When I was in Durham Cathedral last Thursday for the Holocaust Memorial Day, (which I never mentioned on here but it was a great but freezing day where a Holocaust survivor spoke - it was very interesting and made you realise how important life is and how much you should live it!) I actually thought how amazing it would be to actually have beliefs and be able to turn to religion in moments of doubt or in tough days. Anyway, I would sum this up by saying I am probably an Atheist.

Politics - I'm not to bothered about this either as I'm not a very political person. In my opinion most politicians are liars and cheat to get what they want - take our Government in the UK for example. They say they are going to do one thing to get people's votes and then when they're in a coalition, they do that one thing they say they weren't going to. Then who suffers for the economy being so messed up - us! When it was the MP's buying four different houses, swimming pools and duck houses when they shouldn't have been. Enough said!

Thursday, 3 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Eighteen

Day Eighteen - Your views on gay marriage...

In my eyes there is nothing wrong with a gay marriage. I'm not a big believer in religion so I can see why some people can disagree with gay marriage but as far as I'm concerned it doesn't matter about the gender, if a couple loves each other and they want to confirm their love for one another by getting married then they should.

I don't actually know anybody personally that is gay but everyone should be respected about who they are, who they want to be and what they want to do. So, gay marriage should not be a problem, if there is a problem maybe they should look away. I'm not here to judge and I'm certainly not going to, in any situation. I suppose it is everyone's own personal opinion depending on beliefs and so on.

Why should they not be allowed to love eachother and get married like everybody else?
I think they should be.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Seventeen

Day Seventeen - A book that you've read which has changed your views on something...

I thought this one would be easy to answer because I've read quite a few books but I wasn't sure if the books that I have read have actually changed my views on something. I suppose one book that I have read that made a view much clearer in my mind was in the book 'Picture Perfect' by Jodi Picoult. Jodi Picoult's books are all about family life, relationships and problems that can arise in our day-to-day life and I'm quite a fan of her books.

In this particular book (NO SPOILERS) she shows us that even if people have lots of money, can buy the latest cars, mansions and thousands of shoes it doesn't make them happy. I already knew that money isn't everything in life and that is why I named my blog by the name it has - because I find the simple things in life make me the happiest. Yes, I love something new and whatnot and I do agree it makes you happy. Anyway, this book reinforced my view and can show even the best life, the best marriage you can dream of has cracks deep down and that you do not need to be perfect or infact nothing/no one is perfect!

I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to fellow book readers. If you have read it or any other books by the same author let me know :)

'Whoever said money can't buy happiness, didn't know where to shop' - Gertrude Stein

Well in response to this, you clearly have never seen the film 'Confessions of a Shopoholic!' :) Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

30 Days of Truth - Day Sixteen

Day Sixteen - Someone or something you could definitely live without...

This one is easy - Moths & Spiders. Eughhh! I'm not a fan of creepy crawlies and these are most definitely my least favourite. I hate the way they just appear in your house/room and totally freak me out. The first thing I'll do is shout 'Mam' or 'Dad' - see I told you I couldn't live without my family :) Then the little trespasser will be removed from my room and I can say Phew! and carry on with what I was planning on doing.

I don't even have a relevant picture for this post because I hate looking at them especially moths. The only relevance is that I am happy when I don't see one! :) I need saved from them so I could definitely live without them in the world!