Sunday, 22 June 2014

Capital Summertime Ball ‘14

Hey Guys,

I hope you guys are all good and are enjoying this lovely weather we have been having. This blog is coming to you slightly earlier than I intended as I am going on holiday tomorrow until July – eek so excited. I am off to Portugal for a few days which will be epic- can’t wait to just kick back and to chill after all of the final year stress- aaaah! I will put some pictures up in my next blog from the trip.


So as this blog’s title suggests I am going to talk about my weekend and the fact I went to the SUMMERTIME BALL yesterday. It was so much fun, as I mentioned last blog I was going with my friend’s Amy, Stuart, Jack and his family. Overall there were 22 music acts and the ball latest a total of 7 hours. It was an amazing day and I had such a laugh. My favourite act of the day was Jessie J which I wasn’t necessarily expecting but she was incredible live and really involved the crowd as well which made it better for us. Watching Ed Sheeran was also amazing because he literally just had his guitar and his voice and that was it- so his performance was flawless. There were quite a few young boy-bands there as well like The Vamps, Rixton & Union J – which was hilarious because the screams were insane and I almost lost my hearing due to the volume of them. I’m going to have to be 100% honest here though and say that for 5SOS I was actually a large part of that screaming- they may be younger than me by a couple of years but still I am a big fan of theirs- so I traumatised my friend’s by screaming when they came on stage (the teenage girls had nothing on me haha). Some of the other acts that were really good were: Calvin Harris, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, Little Mix, Ella Henderson and Clean Bandit.


The two main acts of the night were Pharell and Miley Cyrus- who were both so great live, but to be honest it was obvious they would be anyway. When Pharell sung Happy the whole crowd (all 80,000 of them) were up on their feet dancing away. Miley Cyrus was actually really good as a performer; obviously she did a few controversial things too but that kind of goes without saying.

But yeah it was such a good day and I’d love to go again next year and would definitely recommend it to anyone who is into the more pop based artists, if you’re into hardcore heavy metal then I’d probably suggest this type of thing isn’t for you haha.

Right that’s all folks; I will be back blogging in July so I will talk to you all then. In the mean time I hope you continue to have a fab summer break J

Take Care

Xoxo


Laura

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Random Acts of Kindness...

Hi Lovelies,

I hope you are all good and are enjoying your summer breaks so far! I definitely am and I have a few plans lined up throughout the summer which are exciting, including going to the Capital Summertime Ball next weekend – which will be amazing. There are a load of different artists there which include: Pharell Williams, Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Calvin Harris, 5SOS & Miley Cyrus. So it’s going to be a lot of fun and in the case of Miley Cyrus – quite interesting haha. I am going with my friends to celebrate GRADUATION – eek, even though our actual ceremony isn’t until October but hey why not start celebrating now right?


So since I last spoke to you I have pretty much been celebrating finishing uni- but now comes the sudden scare of attempting to find a job. As I said before I was given a conditional offer for MSc Therapeutic Counselling and I did manage to meet the conditions but after ALOT of thinking I have now deferred my place for one main reason – tuition fees. So whilst me and my family discussed the pros and cons and decided that really this was the best option for me I’m still scared because it officially means I won’t be a student anymore – well for a year anyway. The thing with me is I hate not knowing, as much as I really wish I was a laidback go with the flow kind of person- I’m not – at all.  So whilst part of not knowing what my future holds is exciting for the most part I’m terrified hahaha.


So during my time off I’ve been getting ready as I go to Portugal in a couple of weeks and today when I was down the town I saw an old lady who asked me to help walk her to the bus stop- which I did and we got chatting and everything and she was really really lovely and told me I’d made her day- my good deed didn’t necessarily pay off though because as I waved her goodbye I tripped over my own feet haha- but we’ll put that down to my clumsiness and not karma for the deed I did. But anyways it got me thinking that even by doing a little deed for someone you can make them happy. Like the other day I was walking down to uni and some random man walked past and went to me ‘smile and have a wonderful day’ and walked away, what he didn’t know is I was actually having a pretty rubbish day and was quite down in the dumps and by saying what he did he really did make my day. He didn’t need to do it but still did it anyway and wasn’t worried about being judged for it- so it made me think more people really should do that. I know it’s really cheesy but like they say ‘even a smile can go a long way’ and that is so true.



Right guys that’s it from me today, I will speak to you all soon. Enjoy the sunshine!

Take Care

Xoxo


Laura