Monday, 26 June 2017

Harry Potter In Concert

Hi everyone!

For Kiara's Christmas present, I got us tickets to go see Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone In Concert. Basically, you watch the movie like in a cinema but a live orchestra plays all the music. Kiara and I are both big fans of soundtracks, and have both played the flute for many years so I figured this would be a great experience.

I didn't take many pictures (I couldn't find a poster for us to stand in front of!) but this is what the orchestra looked like. It was a little hard at first to figure out what to concentrate on - the movie or the music but I really quickly got into it and it was so enjoyable. I think that my favourite part was when they were doing the end credits. It really gave you a chance to focus solely on the orchestra and just take in all the music they were playing.

All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience and I want to go to the second one now! We obviously had public transport disasters, because when don't we when something is on? I would highly recommend going to something like this, it was so lovely!


Friday, 23 June 2017

Where Have I Been?

Hi everyone!

It has been absolutely ages since I last posted and I'm super sad about it! I was so determined this semester to have the blog on track, but it was not meant to be. Basically, I was going really well (wasn't even procrastinating!) but then I got sick for a week and it all went downhill from there.

I wanted a picture but this is the only
selfie I've taken since you
last saw me..
I wrote 6 essays this semester, so it's been just a little bit hectic uni-wise but I'm happy to say that so far I am going really really well. I haven't got all my results back for exams and whatnot yet, but so far I haven't gotten anything less than 78% which is pretty great. I'm super proud of myself because I got an email the other day saying I not only had a High Distinction in the class but also came equal third.

So yeah, between that and work it's been crazy but I have plenty of blog posts planned that I have wanted to write about for literally months! Kiara (my sister) and I went to Harry Potter In Concert at the start of the month so I will be writing all about that, as well as a collective favourites for what I've missed and a Birthday Haul (I turn 19 on the 30th and it's all very exciting).

Bookwise I have nothing new to tell you - I read nothing during uni so the reading wrap-ups would have been terrible even if I had written them. I'm reading heaps so far these holidays though and I can't wait to share them all with you!

I don't know if I have anything else to say really! Kiara and I have bought a few concert tickets recently so I'm super keen for that even though they're not for months and months. (We're going to Shawn Mendes, Ed Sheeran, and Harry Styles).

I'll be posting very soon,

Friday, 31 March 2017

My Favourite Things: March

Hi everyone!

I know, I know both this and my reading wrap up were late (again). I can promise you I had a legitimate excuse though! Basically there was a tropical cyclone (Debbie) up in north Queensland which caused some pretty serious damage to up there. She then came all the way down the coast to the Sunshine Coast where we got flooding and I lost power for almost two days. It was a little hectic and work was crazy busy but we made it through. Then, after that Kiara and I had a show in Brisbane which I will be blogging about in a few days.

I don't have too many favourites this month - but I think I've got a few good ones to share with you.

Ed Sheeran's new album, Divide, came out right at the beginning of the month and I new from the get go it was going to be on this list. I have honestly listened to this on repeat for the whole month. Multiple times in a day, twice in one train trip - I was ridiculous. I really really love this album though and I think Ed Sheeran is absolutely brilliant. Some of my favourite songs are (this is tough, I love them all so much) would probably be Happier, Supermarket Flowers, Nancy Mulligan and Perfect. And Hearts Don't Break Around Here. And every song on this album. It is literally pure perfection and I haven't actually listened to it today for the first time in ages which is an absolute tragedy.

These sandals have definitely been mentioned in a favourites post before but I thought they deserved another mention. I do a lot of walking at uni just to get between classes so there is no way I can wear uncomfortable shoes that are going to give me blisters if I walk more than twenty steps. It was also still hot during the entirety of March (guys that was six months of 25+ degree weather several of which never saw a day under 30. I was done. April has brought a cool change though so yay - I know it's midnight but right now it's 18 degrees which is insane. I've got the flannels out) so I couldn't wear my comfy boots meaning these sandals were literally my only option. They've been great though and I still love them.

Reading Wrap-Up: March

Hi everyone!

I think this has to be my most embarrassing reading wrap up to date. There got to a point in the month where I honestly thought that I wasn't going to have read anything - and what would I tell you then?

Basically, I have been in the biggest reading slump I've had in a long while and I'm not entirely sure why. I think it might be because I'm back in the mindset that if it is not uni work then I shouldn't be doing it. Which is not great, but I've been procrastinating slightly less this semester.

All I felt like reading was something super trashy - I couldn't deal with anything too heavy. So Kiara said to me one night: why don't you just read Twilight?

So I did, and I'm slightly embarrassed. I know it's absolute trash, I understand that the relationship is by no means healthy, but this book is a bit like watching reality TV. It's a way to just turn off your brain and relax for a little bit in something completely ridiculous.

I won't lie to you - I enjoyed reading this a whole lot and I think it may have succeeded in bringing me out of my slump. I haven't read another book yet so I'm not entirely sure, but the want to read is back with force.

I know my wrap-up is a little pitiful this month but I wanted to share anyway. What did you read in the month of March?