We all love a good day out in the sun, shopping, and consuming food from every restaurant we stumble upon. Manchester has always been my second home, and a place that I love to come to and willingly spend my money on clothes that I don't really need. The other week, me and my mum decided to go for a day, see what was out there, and spend a day browsing. So in light of this, I'd thought I'd give you a run down of what went on and what I decided to buy. For a while now, I've always been a bit more of an online shopper. It's just so convenient. You can stay at home, not leave your sofa, and the clothes are with you the next day. However, for a day, I decided to actually leave the house to shop. Going there, I didn't have any idea of what I wanted, but that's probably the best, because you then have an excuse to browse literally everywhere until you find something that catches your eye. After hours of not finding anything that I liked (I'...
So, as I'm writing this, GCSE results day was yesterday, which was probably the most anticipated and nerve-wracking day in a lot of 16/17 year olds (and their parents) lives. It was only a year ago that I was crapping myself about seeing them. I didn't do what most teachers/schools would call "amazing", but I did amazing in my eyes. School was a struggle, I'm not the most academically gifted person in the world, but I got what I wanted, and that's the best thing. So, are GCSE results really the key to your future? A lot of people will be adamant that they are, exclaiming that you can't move through life unless you have decent GCSE grades, otherwise you're gonna get nowhere. Well, is that really true? That you won't be able to move through life unless some numbers or letters tell you you can? Alright, we have to admit that if you want to pursue your dreams in a certain career, decent grades will get you a leg up and into the industry quicke...
Only 2 years ago, I didn't have a clue how to put an outfit together, didn't care about what I wore or what I looked like when I went out, and pretty much had no interest in fashion. I'd only just made my first online shopping order, and frankly had no sense of style, or any idea of what would look good with what. I had, I'd say, 10 items in my wardrobe, plain, basic, not stylish at all, just the sort of 'throw on and go' clothes. Which if you like, then you do you, but it just got to a point where I wanted to branch out, find something new, and give myself a 'glow up'. I had a lot of 'dreams' if you want to put it like that. 2 years ago, I wasn't really happy with how I looked, but didn't have much confidence to make them changes. I wanted my hair cut differently, change my style, I became so envious of a lot of people who I wanted to look like. I'm such an impatient person, so when I decide I want to do or change something, I w...
A person with whom one has a bond of mutual affection. Someone who will stand up for you, be honest and trustworthy. They accept you for you, want what's best for you, and never abandon you. Over the past 17 years of my life, people have come, gone, stayed, left, it's all part of the process, and you should trust that process. These people can change you for better or worse, make you stronger or weaker, and make you view life in a positive or negative way. Which situation are you in? I'm hoping the first options. If not, you have some serious thinking to do. School is the biggest example you could have. This is the time where you meet your best friends, your enemies, and learn a lot about what a real friend looks like. You'll go through a plethora of situations that will reveal to you who really cares and who will just stand there laughing and gossiping behind your back. You can't be friends with everyone, not everyone will like/get on with you. It sound...
We love a good reality show, don't we. Becoming obsessed with stranger's lives, and having to know every detail about what they're getting up to. But has it gone a bit too far? Over the last year, there have been a lot of events that have happened that have drastically altered people's views on the addictive, must watch shows. In the aftermath, TV broadcasters and the regulator Ofcom have put in barrels more protection against the contestants who appear on these shows, even though they should probably know what they're getting themselves in for. The biggest elephant in the room is Love Island. Yep, a lot of you are probably sick of hearing them words and are glad that it's over, but it's a big example. If you've watched it from pretty much the start, you'll know that during series 1, 2 & 3, nothing was held back. There were spats, fights, probably some of the biggest arguments I've seen, and a lot of you know what. It was just r...