Saturday, 2 July 2016

Life lately | Graduating & Moving

Hello! I'll start off by saying sorry that I haven't been blogging these past few months! It's been so hectic and I haven't had much time!

So, what's been going on?

I finished university!

I am so happy to be finished! I can read what I want and I won't have to stress about exams or coursework ever again! Sure there are some things that I'm going to miss, but I am really glad that it's over.

I also got my results back a few days ago and I will be graduating my English degree with a 2:1! I'm really proud since in first year I was like 0.70% off a 2:1 and then second year it was even lower so I was sure I'd end up with a 2:2 overall. But I tried really hard this year and I got the grade that I wanted which rarely happens! My dissertation also turned out to be the highest mark I've ever gotten which I'm so surprised about because throughout writing it I was doubting it so much!

I went Amsterdam!

To celebrate finishing university I went to Amsterdam with a friend and my boyfriend came along too. I finally got to tick off going to the Anne Frank House and Body World! I'll do a post on Amsterdam soon!

I also moved house!

My boyfriend and I have moved in together! It took us forever to find a house that we both genuinely liked, but we finally found one in the end. The only bad thing about it is the amount of DOGS around. I would love a dog of my own so much but we're still settling so I'm refraining from getting one, but so many people walk past my house with their dogs and its torture. There's even a french bulldog in the house behind ours. 

Right now I'm still trying to settle and get the house in order because there's still boxes everywhere. I'll try to blog more often! We have no internet at the moment, and I'm currently sat in the University library typing this up. 

Thanks for reading! More soon!

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Disneyland Paris

A few weeks ago I finally got to go to Disneyland Paris for the first time ever! It's somewhere that I've always wanted to go and I never thought that I would be able to. It was my boyfriend's present to me for my 22nd birthday and it was supposed to be a surprise but he accidentally told me a month early.

We saw the Disney Magic parade which had started when we first got into the park. Most of the pictures I got were terrible, but I managed to get two decent ones of Cinderella and Rapunzel. There was also Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, Elsa and Anna, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Buzz and Woody, characters from the Lion King, and Winnie the Pooh, and of course Mickey and Minnie and all that lot.

I'm pretty much a wimp when it comes to rides, but my boyfriend made me go on the Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril ride which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but as we were waiting to get on the ride this little girl was crying because she didn't want to get on it and I could relate. I hadn't been on a ride that does a loop, but was over pretty quickly, although I was scared my harness thing wasn't on right and that I was going to fall out. He tried to get me on Space Mountain 2, but that wasn't going to happen. One day maybe.

In Discoveryland, where Space Mountain 2 was, we found this really cute statue of Wall-e and Eva. I tried to get a good picture of it with my boyfriend, since we watched Wall-e on our first Valentine's Day together, but it was stood opposite this Jedi training place, and my boyfriend wasn't happy because he was too old to train to be a Jedi, and in every picture he just looked devastated. 

We went for a walk around Alice's Curious Labyrinth and I got to see those cute little horn things that are my favourite creatures from the movie, 

Picking a favourite ride is kind of hard. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride was really great, but Phantom Manor is so pretty. Look at it! Although in the Disneyland in Hong Kong, there's a similar ride called Mystic Manor, and that one was better, in my opinion. That one was more about magic, while Phantom Manor is more about ghosts, but it was still really good!

Overheard while waiting for the Dumbo ride:
14-Year-Old Kid #1: Man, I really like that girl but she rejected me. I'm just going to be forever alone.

14-Year-Old Kid #2: Do you like her? Do you want to be with her?

14-Year-Old Kid #1: Yeah...yeah, I do.


I didn't realize there was also a Walt Disney Studio Park there too! I didn't get many pictures of the inside, but it was decked out like a retro Hollywood. My boyfriend tried to get me on the Hollywood Tower of Terror, but again, that wasn't going to happen because I am a massive coward. They also have that statue of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse which I thought they only had in Walt Disney World. There was also a statue of my favourite scene in Fantasia!

On our last night there we saw the Disney Dreams firework display which was probably the best firework display I've ever seen! Seeing the castle was such a big deal to me since I've seen so many photos and videos of it, and I never thought I would ever be able to see it in person, although on our last day, just before we were leaving, I found out that there is a dragon underneath the castle and I didn't get to see it! Next time I am definitely going to look for it.

Even though we only spent two nights there, so much happened that I can't even write it all down. I forgot to mention the Disney Village, which was by our hotel. We stayed at the New York Hotel, which was on the park, and I wish I had taken some pictures of it! The Disney Village is full of shops and restaurants and we brought so much stuff! I had a really good time at Disneyland Paris and I was so sad on the last day when we had to go to the train station!

Thanks for reading! Bye!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Life Lately | Birthday & Disneyland Paris

Hello! I haven't been blogging lately since I've been really busy. I've had so much going on and have things coming up so this is just a little update. 

First of all:

I finished my dissertation!

After months of constant worrying, breakdowns and thoughts of scrapping the whole thing and rewriting it, I finally finished it! Even though I'm done it still haunts me. I had a nightmare that I had sent it in and was looking through it and found that I had accidentally left this huge chunk about Peter Pan in there. Even when I woke up I didn't realise it was a dream and had accepted that it was too late and that it had been sent off so Peter Pan would have to stay in there.

I'm almost done with university. After the Easter break I'll be in the final hurdle. A lot of people I know are really sad about leaving, but I'm just like of kind ...meh.

Next thing:

It was my 22nd birthday!

I had to get my dissertation finished early since I didn't want to be working on it on my birthday so I got it done and headed by to my home town where I went for sushi for the first time and watched someone get arrested outside the restaurant (happy birthday to me).



I'm so excited! I've always wanted to go! Nobody understands just how much. I'm going tomorrow and I can't wait, even though I haven't even started packing. I have so many things to do before I leave so I better get started. 

Thanks for reading! I'll have more soon when I get back from my trip!