A very quick and chatty introduction to life at college – and starting a revision feature?

I guess I’ll start this post by telling you a bit about the subjects that I’m currently doing and the environment that I’m doing them in

So I’m doing four AS levels, history, psychology, sociology and English language at a Sixth form college- obviously I’m not going to tell you where I’m studying haha! The great thing about sixth-form colleges is that there is so much support, and such a tight knit community between yourself and all of your classmates and even the teachers, usually! It isn’t quite the unscheduled hectic mess (so I’m told) of a regular college, yet it isn’t the strict school-like environment of a sixth-form, as I’ve heard from my school friends.

The great thing about A-levels is that you look at everything in more depth, I guess, at school you look at what happened, you rarely need to know why, what caused it, what happened five years before, or five years after, maybe this is just the history student in me, but it is truly intriguing to know so much about a person, a time or an event, a culture a subculture, an age or an era.  And yes, definitely definitely yes, it is stressful there is so much to do and the workload and the expectations of oneself from both teachers and peers increases dramatically, but it is so worth it.

I was planning to discuss each subject, how I revise for each topic, and perhaps even my thoughts on the classes and teachers, but I think I’ll do that in a separate post, yes.

Also, as you’ve probably read in the title, I was thinking of whether to start a section on this blog with my tips and inspirations for revision, how and when I revise, my methods for revision , and other little helpful pieces of advice. I feel like this would’ve been so helpful if I had found something like this whilst I was doing my GCSEs, and I hope I’d now be able to offer some form of this for you lot! 🙂  – Let me know if you’d be interested in something like this!

 

xxx

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Last post of the year! Goodbye 2016

It’s almost 2017 now, so I thought I’d make my last post of 2016…

So many people are focussing on all of the bad things that have happened over the course of the year, and whilst I cannot deny it has been awful, I have lost someone very very close to my heart due to tragic events, we’ve lost so many celebrities and childhood heroes also.

However, I don’t believe we should dwell on the negatives, I don’t know about you guys but I have made some amazing friends throughout the year, both online and irl, I’ve done some things that have terrified me and I never thought I’d have the courage to do, such as starting a college that I knew no one at, and completing a summer course, on which I also knew no-one. All of this has worried me greatly, however, by the end of the year I am glad to look back on all of the amazing things I have completed throughout the year.

It’s fair to say I am a great believer of moving forwards whilst still looking back

So yeah, it has been a pretty awful and devastating year, but it has definitely had its perks,

So heres to a new and better year, whilst still looking back on the good of this one.

My love goes out to all of you amazing people, and as I wish you a genuinely happy new year, I’d love to know if you have any resolutions for the new year, and what your fondest memory of 2016 has been

 

xxx

Brighton – Here’s to new beginnings

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Have you ever been to a new place and it’s like you come back as a new person?

Refreshed and happy, like you have a new purpose in life, that feeling where you truly believe you could conquer the world

That’s what Brighton did for me

I think it’s the fresh air and the sea breeze, the artwork and photography that is littered about by new and aspiring students, and the positive vibe that radiates from everybody around you

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That it’s okay to take some time out for yourself, to be selfish, to forget about others for a while

Just enjoy life, and notice the little things like sunsets and pretty skies, like your favourite flowers or colours, sounds or smells, anything. Just enjoy it, live life to the full and ALWAYS remember why you’re here

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Summer ambitions

Hey hey guys!

I’ve been gone for a really long time, but I promise I have a good excuse.. it’s exam season for English students.

But anyway, enough about that, I’m back now for sure!


 

It’s getting to that time of year again,

Days get longer,

Hair gets lighter,

Skin gets darker,

It’s finally summer!

Don’t get me wrong I love winter, I love snow, but there comes a time when it’s just nice to get up to some sunshine.

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In light of the new nice weather, I thought I’d put together a small list of things I want to do over the summer;

  1. Actually commit to this blog!…
  2. Take a good picture everyday when I go somewhere new
  3. Try at least one new food or drink
  4. Write down 3 things I am grateful for everyday
  5. Re-read the Harry Potter books
  6. Make some new friends
  7. Try and bake more often
  8. Get back into writing, novels and poetry
  9. Pick the guitar back up
  10. Do something spontaneous

 

 

Finding beauty in our everyday lives

As somebody that has experienced depression and anxiety, I often try to remind myself of how beautiful nature is, and how amazing it is to be a part of it.

Just think about it.

There’s animals out there that nobody knows about, in the deep sea, in the forests, right under our noses.

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There’s countries, restaurants, cities that you haven’t been to.

There’s food that you haven’t eaten.

Music you haven’t listened to.

Languages that you haven’t spoken.

Roads that  you haven’t walked on and mountains you haven’t climbed.

Seas you haven’t swam in and water that you haven’t drank.

So next time you think life isn’t worth it, make a list of everything you’ve yet to achieve, everything you want to achieve in the next 10 years. Places you want to go, internet friends you want to meet and foods you want to try.

Our time on this universe is extremely short in the grand scheme of things so we may as well enjoy it and make it last.

My inspiration and happy places!

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Everybody has their places where they feel safe, happy, comforted, a home away from home if you will. Be it a family members home, a boyfriend or girlfriend or best friend, a foreign country, a hotel that you visit every year. Well mine, is Scotland, that’s right, cold, rainy, Scotland.

Many people think it’s always raining, but even when it is it looks beautiful, and when it isn’t it’s even more of a sight, a hidden gem.

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I find my ideas, my inspiration in the peacefulness of the countryside.

The friendly animals, the red squirrels -a beauty compared to the grey vermin you see in the city- that eat out of your hands, the haggis, of course, in the mountain side and the sheep in the roads.

All of it, it’s so different from what you see everyday, unless you live there…

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And so I ask you, where is your happy place? Where do you find your inspiration and ideas?

 

Spring Smoothies!

I love Spring. It’s not too hot, and not too cold – usually. Everything starts looking alive again after the early nights and cold days that Winter springs upon us. For me, it is a great time to begin baking again, summery cupcakes, Victoria Sponge, old fashioned sweets.

But recently I brought a blender and have became obsessed with smoothies.

 

 

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Triple-berry smoothies.

  • 1 1/2 cup of mixed blueberries, strawberries and raspberries
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of plain yoghurt
  • 1 cup of ice
  • Sugar to taste

Jam jars from John Lewis, complete with two black + two red straws and recipe book