It is crazy how fast these two weeks have gone, and it’s not been boring. So last weekend myself, Natalie and Sean made the horrific 7 hour BUS journey to FABERYSTWYTH 😀 to celebrate Mr Winskill’s birthday. It was so good to be back and to see everyone, It was worth the journey in the end. I love Aberystwyth, I’m glad we made it out because it’s just so lovely to go back and see how everyone is getting on. Everyone is doing so well and moving on just like we did, it’s weird to think we were in their shoes this time last year. If we can do it, so can they.
If you want to hear more or see more of our weekend, you can catch it all on Natalie Ann’s vlog soon.
So after our fabulous night out with all the alcohol and Marcos drunk food we relocated to Elliott’s and just chilled, it was so good just to hang out with him again. felt like we all had never left. In the morning I had decided I could not even attempt the journey back so Natalie and Sean made the 8 hour journey back at 6:40 in the morning. I did feel a bit bad for leaving them but bot for long because I got to go home for the night. I hadn’t been back to my hometown since i moved on the 23rd of February so it was the best feeling to be back even if it was for less than 24 hours.
My mum had come to pick me up and she brought our four dogs along for the ride, we took them to a little beach a few miles outside of Borth and let them roam free whilst we almost get blown away and soaked from the wind and rain that welcomed us. HELLO WALES!
Fast forward a little bit to leaving home AGAIN, I had my bag it was all packed and I was on the train heading for London. Then the craziest thing happened, I was sat waiting for a train to Birmingham in Shrewsbury, very tempted to get on the train back to Aber but stopped myself :). So a train pulls up right in front of where I was sitting and who steps out but none other than JAKE STAINER one of my best friends from Aber who I have not seen for weeks, I was gobsmacked, unfortunately all we had time for was a few hugs and then he had to catch the train to Aber. So so good to see him again even if it was a fleeting moment, and how bizarre it was. Still can’t believe that happened.
To give you all cliff notes of what happened afterwards… boring journey back to London where I met up with Sian who was staying with me for a night 🙂 we then traveled back to Crayford where we came home to see the beauts people I live with plus the eighth wonder of the world Mr Griffiths 🙂 love him. he stayed for a few days which was lovely especially for Natalie.
Hello all you lovely people,
So after six weeks of living in London, I finally managed to get some paid work under my belt, with mahoosive thanks to the beautifully brilliant Natalie Ann. It wasn’t much but it felt good to get out there and know I’ve made use of my day instead of sitting around the house feeling sorry for myself.
The job was working at the Ideal Home Show for The Dream Lodge Group. Working with beautiful people collecting info from customers for the competition that was available… Good Luck to everyone who entered. It was great to work with Nat and watch her in action. Plus it was fantastic to meet some new people and make new friends. I met some very talented people with a different range of talents, there were actresses, actors, musicians, event planners, song and dance teachers and musicians. Thank you to everyone who made me feel welcome even though I joined near the end of the show (which was AMAZEBALLS)
It is my belief that EVERYONE needs to experience The Ideal Home Show at least once in their life… not only are there great offers on but there is so much to do and look at, so much to experience. For example Root Candles… literally the best thing, the range was fantastic and the smells were divine… Natalie and myself bought 24 little candles between us because we couldn’t resist, we were only gutted to see their were different smells the next day. I must admit that The Dream Lodge was absolutely gorgeous, spacious and yes to be cheesy it was very very dreamy. I can’t wait till we possibly go on holiday at one of their fabulous parks next year with all my favorite people for company.
My current and future housemates are still currently looking for a new house even closer to the London atmosphere, I am super excited for this next step of our journey, although I still miss my sleepy town in Wales, It’s only on a few days I regret the big move. Just the fact that I get to see some of my besties on a regular basis is just the best, almost creepy as Nat and I have found we have been finishing each others sentences for the past week or so, tres spooky.
I am currently waiting to hear about a job I went to be interviewed for last week, I am under no hallucination that I will get it but still I am super nervous to hear the result. So fingers crossed 😀
All in all… London life is good and it can only get better.
“When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, that was the beginning of fairies” (Peter Pan – Best quote ever)
I’ve recently been getting back into all the fairy tales I’m sure we all know an have know since childhood… None of us can say that we haven’t thought of what it would be like to be in a fairytale… All the young girls looking for their Prince Charming… Boys looking for a damsel in distress to rescue and to be the hero… We have all thought that our fathers new wife was an evil stepmother who would lock is away and make us cook and clean. And it makes me smile how there are still stories that make todays generation think all of these things. They have the same impact and messages, they have the power to make us think differently they will capture us from the moment we read the words and they will not let us go even when we are older and have outgrown them. I’m 21 yet I am still in love with the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, even little red riding hood. I love going to see pantomimes that recreate the beloved stories of my childhood. I even still love watching the animations that disney releases taking the stories and making the character come alive on screen.
All the best things come in the small things and these stories definitely have a lot to offer in that sense. They can make anyone feel better 😃 Long live fairytales as we know them .
It two o’clock in the morning, a particularly cold morning but underneath my blanket I am nice a cosy. My body is telling me quite fervently that it’s long since an appropriate bedtime but my mind is going crazy… I opened my eyes to the sight of my wall of photos and as I looked at all of them singularly and then as a whole I started to wonder why I have such a desire to immortalise moments in my life… Even when that moment is not special, it’s not important to the fabrication of my life but then I thought, of course they are. Maybe not to anyone else but to me these are the photos that I will be able to show my children and grandchildren and tell them about the fantastic people who are in them whether they are friends or family. I take photos so that when I am old and can’t remember things like I used to. I can sit back and look at my photos and think yeah that was a good day. I will remember how I was feeling, if I was happy or sad. I know things like selfies are annoying when people constantly do them but they are just ways of immortalising ourselves so that in that one moment we will always look like that and feel the way we did. I am thankful for my photographs, I would never ever give them up. It just shows how many people there are that I love enough to look at everyday and that makes me happy… Hooray for selfies… And hooray for crazy photographers hell bent on capturing moments non stop.
Here are two of some of my favourite photos…
So I graduated a few months ago now and the question that I have been asked the most since that day is…. What are you doing now??? Well I thought it would be obvious when I’m in work when they ask me… working. But in all seriousness… in the long run, I seriously have no idea. I know I am moving to London to see if I can make something of myself instead of being stuck in a sleepy town having given up.
Most of my friends are still in University or already in London applying for jobs, getting agents and castings, and in all honesty I’m scared. What if I crash and burn when I’m there and have to move back. I would feel so embarrassed. I know I will have people to keep me going and give me the confidence to do all the things I should be, but I have recently learned that I cannot keep relying on other people to help me. I need to help myself and by that I mean doing anything I can to get what I want.
The questions that haunts me now though is WHAT??? what do I want to do with my life, do I want to do what i went to Uni for and that’s directing, do I want to act, do I want to write (well I will always be a writer) or do I want to pursue any of these things anymore. I have been thinking lately of the PR side of things. I think I would have to quote Billy Elliot at this point “It’s like that there’s music, playing in your ear, but the music is impossible, impossible to hear” It just about sums up how I feel, as soon as I have my heart set upon something, something else comes along and changes my mind HOW ANNOYING.
I suppose that when the time comes to it I will have to man up and the face the music. I plan to get a job, just a job anywhere and see what path it takes me on, but either way I will have tried and somewhere down the line I will find what I have always wanted to do, and unfortunately it won’t be any of my childhood professions, Spy, Artist (my drawing sucks, no matter how much I practice) Inventer (my track record with technology is sooooo not good)
At the moment I am very happy sticking with the things that I love the most and that all happens in the comfort of my own home. I’ll start worrying properly after Christmas.