glancing backwards, looking forwards

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Growing up I was never really one for New Year Resolutions; sometimes I'd make them knowing I would end up completely forgetting them by the second week of February but most of the time I just wouldn't make any.  However, while I'm not a very resolutiony person I am quite a reflective one, (personally speaking, not anti-vampire style.) and something I've often done at the start of each new year is to glance back at the last twelve months and just reflect on where I was at the beginning of the year and any events or moments that happened during it! Some are more pivotal and important and others are simply fun nights I had in my pyjamas with my housemates talking absolute rubbish for hours.

I started 2016 in quite a weird place: academically the first term of second year had completely wrecked me to the point where I got so stressed out that I genuinely considered dropping out of university over Christmas.  
I didn't and even ended up getting a first on a group presentation and a first on a written piece of work! (cue very proud grin every single time I remember that), I, and my class, created a site specific performance that we were all very proud of and that was definitely worth the bruises I gained from dragging a large wooden bed from one side of campus to the other (don't ask..)  But at the start of the year I was so drained and fed up with the entire thing that I ended up avoiding my essay literally until the morning it was due in; six hours later it was submitted and I swore I would never let it get that bad again; and I haven't.  Even when it's been hard and horrible and I've completely hated every single second I've always completed each assignment before the day it's due in; sometimes that has been almost a week and other times I've submitted it the evening before, but I haven't let myself avoid things to the extent I did over Christmas last year; which I like to think of as a lesson well learnt!

 At the beginning of the year I was talking / semi flirting with a girl I really shouldn't have given a second chance to (always trust your gut, especially when it's screaming at you to "walk away, ignore her, say no thankyou and goodbye"..)  but I soon found my courage and my voice to step away and say 'no thankyou and goodbye' and I know I'm a little stronger because of it; it wasn't a horrible experience but I definitely learnt the importance of listening to myself and that trusting myself is so worthwhile!


Throughout the year my mental health went from wobbly, to bad, to good, to awful and back again, repeatedly. I started six weeks of counselling in January and when I finished the run of sessions I never looked back; and by that I mean I walked out of my last one and jumped straight back into pretending I was completely fine.  I wasn't fine and if I'm being totally honest I spent most of this year being not fine.  I did manage to talk about it with my housemate which has benefited me so much in the sense that she can see when I'm having a bad week and will let me get on with it but always letting me know she is there which is something that I still don't know how to thank her for.  Anyway; 
I'm now back on the waiting list for counselling via my university again (six weeks only but I have the number of a more long term person that I'm currently trying to work up the courage to call but baby steps in the right direction is better than burying my head in my duvet!)

I also bought my brothers camera off him earlier this year and while I haven't used it as much as I wanted I have taken some photos that I'm very proud of; including this cat from Crete during quite possibly the best and most relaxing two weeks I had all year!  Taking photos is something I really enjoy and I'm hoping to do more of it next year!  



This year I set myself the goal of reading and finishing fifty books and while I'm not sure how many I actually read I'm pretty sure it wasn't quite fifty; which I find both disappointing and unbothering all at once; looking back now I can name several books I started reading and then never finished but I have honestly no idea what I did instead; I'm going for a wild guess of Netflix though.. I am going to read more in the upcoming year, I'm not setting myself a goal number of books this time though as I don't want it to be something I feel like have to do; I want it to be something that I just want to do.  Saying that I do have a selection of books that I am really desperate to read this year, some I've wanted for a while, a couple are new releases and a few are ones that have been sitting on my bookshelf that I just haven't got around to reading.  Speaking of books; I love them, I love reading (even though I don't do it enough) and I love thinking about them and talking about them so I'm going to be putting more of that on my blog this year.  It might take the form of reviews, list style posts or just general "this book was beautiful so I bought it" but there will be more bookish posts going up over the next twelve months!

 In the past few months (since August!) I've been part of the #GRLPOWR twitter account. we retweet your bloglinks if you include our @ or # in the tweet and host chats every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening and the rest of the girls involved in the account are honestly amazing! There is so much 'behind the scenes' stuff that goes on to make sure everything runs as smoothly as it does and we ended the year with a blogmas post each day on our blog as well as doing a variety of chat topics, three Christmas movie nights and a Christmas countdown! Phew.  The account and everything that comes with it is amazing (check out @grlpowrchat on twitter to find us and find links to our blog and instagram!)  Since August I've been lucky enough to host several #GRLPOWR chats and each time it's so much fun (apart from the chat when my phone had a meltdown the second it started and crashed out of twitter everytime I sent a tweet...that was more stressful than they usually are but by the end of the hour it was like nothing had happened and no one seemed to mind that it had been a bit all over the place at the beginning.)   But I'd just like to say thankyou to all the other GRLPOWR girls for creating this amazing little (or not so little now) online community; and thankyou to you if you've ever sent us something to be retweeted or taken part in a chat! 


I'm not bothered at all about statistics: that isn't why I blog or tweet or anything but I do have to just take a moment to bounce happily around my room in shock because I'm currently only a few twitter followers away from 1200 which is just completely baffling to think about! When I restarted blogging and really threw myself into it I privately set a goal of 500 followers by the end of the year and I remember passing that in September just being totally amazed!  And now only a few months later I've somehow gained just over double that goal again- what?!! So thankyou for making me bounce in happiness everyone!

Being part of #GRLPOWR meant that I had the motivation to keep blogging and not just give up and over the year I slowly attempted to try out different things; including blogmas which I most definitely failed.. I had the first few days scheduled ready but then it caught up with me at the same time as my deadlines started shouting at me to pay attention to them and I got hit by a cold (which has actually returned this past week and I can't say I'm enjoying it anymore the second time.) so blogmas fell away to the sidelines because I didn't want to completely stress myself out and my uni assignments have to come first.  But I didn't give up blogging completely; over the year I bought my own domain, spent hours fiddling around with the coding system and played around with images and graphics. Blogwise I also just want to get better at it; now I know how to use the schedule button properly..  I want to write more about my life and interests and little things I find interesting so my blog, like myself, will be a work in progress but it will be progressing and that's the most important thing!

I can't think of anything more I want to say, there's a hello 2017 post going up tomorrow that I don't want to step on the toes of so for now I'll just say happy new year to you, I hope you have a good day and evening and I'll see you next year!


love el
xo


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the real neat blog award

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The other day I was nominated by Jeff (who's blog you should definitely check out because it's amazing) to do the Real Neat Blog Award which is something I'd never heard of before but apparently is for blogs who deserve more attention so thankyou so much Jeff! I'm very honoured and very happy!


terrible image made by me, feel free to use in your own post though!

Rules of the award are: 

-acknowlege and thank the person who nominated you (again: thankyou thankyou!!)
-answer their seven questions
-nominate seven people of your own (and let them know)
-ask seven questions for them to answer

What is your favourite song at the moment?  

     Currently it's a tie between Fight Song by Rachel Plattern and The Greatest by Sia; I've had both on repeat a lot and don't think I can actually choose between them right now.

What inspired you to start your blog?
     I don't really know what inspired me but I've always been hovering around the blogworld, reading other people's posts and I just wanted to have my own space to talk about things that I love (or don't love..)

If you were a super hero what powers would you have?
     I'd quite like the power of teleportation so I could just *poof* myself around the world Regina Mills style; just think of where I wanted to go and woosh I'm there; or I think flying would be really really cool!

What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
     Study, procrastinate, I love reading and taking photos just for me; and many an evening is spent in the kitchen with my housemates either watching a film or TV show and talking absolute rubbish for hours.

What’s your favourite season? Why?
     Summer! Especially in countries that aren't England.  I'm such a total hot weather girl, as soon as it's warm enough I will be in shorts and outside in the sun; as I'm still in education it might also have something to do with the fact that summer means freedom from essays but ultimately any season in which lovely weather is also called "it's a good day for a barbeque" is always going to get my vote.

If you could be anyone for a day (dead or alive) who would it be? Why?
     Amelia Earhart because she is a total girl power badass! And I'd just love to spent a day in her shoes and actually see the world through her eyes.

What are your goals for 2017?
     Blogwise I'd like to just keep doing what I'm doing, writing about things I like and that interest me but I am going to include more of my photography and hopefully gradually become more confident at my ability to actually write blog posts.  In general: figure out what I want to do with my life after university and graduate! I will crawl across that stage if I have to but I'm going to do it.


My questions are:

1) What is one thing from 2016 you are proud of?
2) Are you a horror movie fan or do you hide behind the cushions?
3) If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
4) What is your favourite, cannot live without,  food?
5) Which social media site would you throw off a cliff and leave to burn if possible?
6) One thing you wish you'd been taught / told in school?
7) If you were marooned on a desert island for two weeks, who would you want with you?
love el
xo


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the gilmore girls tag

*this post does contain spoilers for the original seven seasons*


AHHHHHHH. There are only two days left until the Year In A Life: Gilmore Girls Revival lands on Netflix and I am so excited I can barely sit still.  I'm currently trying to motor my way through and rewatch all of the original seven before but with two days and three and a half seasons left to watch I'm admitting an early defeat.  I mean, in terms of hours it is actually doable but it's also only possible if I don't sleep at all and also write an apology letter to my lecturer for a) rocking up on friday looking like death on legs and b) not doing a single thing to prepare for the lectures and she's nice but she's not that nice..

But anyway my poor time management aside (honestly; how many months have I had to easily rewatch the entire show!?) I was scrolling through twitter earlier today and found The Blossom Twins Gilmore Girls Tag and it looked very cool and I decided I'd do it! 




1) Team Dean, Team Jess or Team Logan?
     I mean, this is an easy question right? Because Jess and Rory are the ultimate couple of all time!  Yes I know, he was a bit of a jerk but he was a clever jerk and to me he just had the best bond with Rory because anyone she can discuss books with in such detail is always going to be the best pick.

2) You stop by Luke's Diner, your go to menu item is: Blueberry muffin, Pastry, French toast, Burger and Fries or pancakes with strawberries? 
     Well to be honest I think I'd turn up as soon as Luke opened the door and just sit there all day ordering each option one by one!  But I guess if I was on my way to Chilton (ha who am I kidding) I'd go for french toast; any other time of day would definitely be burger and fries.

3) Harvard or Yale?
     See this is a very hard question for me because how am I supposed to choose between following in Rory's footsteps or pulling an Elle Woods??  Ultimately Lorelai's speech about the Yale drama society has me sold, so buy me a blue sweater and a plane ticket 'cause I'm going to Yale.



4) It's time for the Star's Hollow 'Bid on a Basket' festival. What are you putting in your basket?
      Confession time: I can cook a total of five things, one of them being a boiled egg, and my "is it done" radar runs on how many burnt bits there are so whoever got my basket might be a little disappointed.  But I can do a mean chicken pesto pasta salad so I'd throw some of that in there, and butterfly cakes with sparkly sprinkles because they are amazing and I'm still a four year old.

5) What's your favourite Gilmore Girls treat food? Pop tarts, Pizza, Chinese, Twinkies?
       I've never had a Twinkie or a Pop tart but the other two are my go-to takeway foods and I can never ever decide which one I want; pizza is great for movie nights but a mountain of chinese food just makes my heart happy.. Hmm I think I'm going to have to go for Chinese though; it's just SO good.  (Also it wasn't listed as an option but I'd like to have doughnuts afterwards to just push me over the edge and into full on food-baby mode.)


6)  Friday night dinners or Star's Hollow Town meeting?
     I have issues with the Gilmore Grandparents (who doesn't?) but I think the opportunity to attend a Friday Night Dinner is not one that comes around very often so I guess have to pick that (sorry Taylor.) And as a visitor to Stars Hollow; unless my dreams have come true and I'm living there; a town meeting maybe wouldn't be as entertaining..

7) Christopher, Max, Jason or Luke?
     Luke. Hands down, no question about it Luke!  There was always a thing between them, even when there wasn't, and I shipped them together before I even knew what shipping was. 

8) Rory's ideal night alone is doing laundry in her pajamas, while eating Indian food. What would your ideal night alone be? 
     The only similarity between mine and Rory's ideal nights alone are the pyjamas; I'd have a bubble bath then get into my comfiest warmest pair; pull on some fluffy socks and make a giant mug of tea.  I'd watch a film; Harry Potter is always a good go-to and then curl up in bed and read until I fell asleep.

9) Who would you rather hang out with, Paris, Lane or Marty?
     I love Lane to pieces but her mother scares me beyond belief and my knowledge of music is more musicals than anything well known so I have to pick Paris; who while also terrifying seems like a really good friend and definitely someone I could talk about books and interesting things with for hours.

10) Finally, with 'A Year in the life' just around the corner, what season would you love to visit Stars Hollow in? 
     All of them! I'd be the Dragonfly's best customer because I'd just keep coming back every few months. If I have make a choice right now I would go for Winter though because it always looks so pretty with the snow and twinkling lights, I'd love to wander around all bundled up in a coat and woolly scarf before heading to Luke's to warm up.



If you are a Gilmore Girl's fan then I tag you to answer these questions; just make sure you let Lucy and Kelly know by tagging them in a tweet!

love el
xo


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i want to be a storyteller


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I was sitting in a lecture yesterday afternoon, or maybe daydreaming my way through a lecture is a more correct statement, when I had a sudden realisation; an epiphany of sorts.  Ever since my first few lectures of first year I've never really been a total fan of my degree course (Drama Studies) but I've never been able to really put my finger on why.

Obviously I know that "uni isn't all about fun, you're there to learn" but this went deeper than having to learn a few key phrases. And I'm not saying that I hated every single second of it; I did like some modules and I've definitely learnt a lot but for the most part I honestly haven't enjoyed it.   I've always struggled with (a.k.a hated) the fact that learning and education now-a-days is less about learning or finding out interesting yet useful things and more about jumping through the right hoops in the correct order.   Add this struggle to my regular daydreaming and doodling my way through lectures and I found myself sitting in class coming to a realisation of (drum roll please).....I don't care.

I don't mean this in a pretentious drama jazz-hands sort of way; I just don't care.  I was sitting in a class full of people, listening to them talk about Brechtian styles, Stanislavik emotion and heaven knows what else and while I understood most of what was being said I just didn't care.

I realised I don't care because I don't want to be a part of the *drama world* where we analyse and nit-pick and where I feel like my brain might shrivel up if I have to listen to endless pretentious speeches about long-dead practitioners.  I don't want to graduate next year and end up in a job where I'm always reciting absolute crap I don't care about like play structure and how everything is a copy of something else (well duh, it is 2016, every thing has already been done at least once.) and just ugh; no. 


What I do care about is stories, I want to tell stories. Stories that are important, necessary and fresh. Stories about women, children, LGBTQ+, families, friendships, relationships, identity, everything. I want to make, write, act in, direct and tell stories that I myself needed when I was younger and that I still need today.

I want to make things accessible; whether that's films or web series' or just online creative things, I don't know. I just want to tell stories and share them.  Growing up as lesbian in the countryside I didn't really have anything to turn to other than whatever I could find online and there is only so many times you can watch the L Word.  Earlier this year as every single LGBTQ+ woman was killed off her show I turned more and more to webseries; where the episodes are freely available to anyone with a laptop and where they are all still alive at the end of each season.  That's the world I want to be part of.  I want to create things that help people, that send a message; whether that's "you are not alone" or "chill out and laugh with us for twenty minutes".  I want to tell stories.  I'm just not sure how to get there yet. 

I'm writing a play this year and so far my notebook is full of ideas that will work wonderfully with camera angles and drawn out character development reveals but not so much on a stage in 60 minutes. And as for my other classes well, let's just say the margins on my notebooks are great for patterns..

my notes from both lectures yesterday, and yes I realise the irony of "documenting is important."

For now I'm going to power through this final year, apply for drama school (because why not) and start internally singing anything from a musical whenever a dull old practitioner appears in conversation again.  Oh, and send semi-begging emails to anyone and everyone with a webseries asking if they need a stalker shadowing/helper girl.


thankyou for reading!
love el
xo


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the liebster award

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I was recently (and when I say recently I mean it was actually a month ago and I've had this sitting half-finished in my drafts for weeks) nominated by the lovely Kimberley Jessica to do The Liebster Award which is something I've seen floating around the blogging world for a while but never taken part in so I was very excited to get to do it!

If you are nominated, these are the rules that you must follow:
1.) Post 11 facts about yourself.
2.) Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.
3.) Nominate 11 other bloggers.
4.) Ask them 11 questions.
5.) Let them know that you have nominated them.

this is semi-long post so without too much rambling let's get started!




 Eleven facts


I'm a total theatre nerd
My favourite colour is purple
99% of the time I have painted nails
I really, really don't like the smell of lilies
I. Love. Tea, like, actually hand on heart love it
My ultimate absolute favourite animal is a sheep
I'm a sucker for an inspirational quote, can't get enough of them
I have to wear glasses / contact lenses to be able to see anything at all
I think mushrooms, brussells sprouts and profiteroles are all equally gross
I've never used fake tan in my life; I'm just too scared I'll accidentally turn myself orange
I can't think of another fact so I'll just admit that I purposely organised this list like a pyramid



Kimberley's Questions

1. If you were to restart your blog, what would you do differently?
Probably not the answer you're looking for but I'd plan things better! Just by writing more posts in advance (and taking photos when it's a good lighting day)

2. What's your favourite thing about Autumn?
After the leaves have changed colour but before they all fall off the trees; it's so beautiful and always makes me feel happier about the cold/dark/wet.

3. If you were to eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Cheesecake. Imagine having cheesecake for breakfast, lunch and dinner..YUM!

4. What's your favourite thing to do in your spare time (apart from blogging)?
Read! I absolutely love curling up with a cup of a tea and a book.

5. Favourite part about Christmas?
Oh wow, I actually don't know! I love everything about it so much, but I guess I'd have to say the atmosphere- people just seem to be happy

6. What's your worst habit?
I pick my split ends off; which creates more of them which I then pick off. It's a terrible cycle and I need to stop.

7. If you could live in a different country, which one would you choose and why?
Australia! Mainly because of the weather.

8. Most embarrassing story? 
Once upon a time, many years ago when I was a tiny year seven my really evil strict ICT teacher told me I had a detention and I immediately burst into tears in front of her, my form teacher and my entire form..a memory I would really like to forget one day if only to save myself from cringing every now and then.

9. What do you love about your life right now?
 Being back at university with my friends & housemates; the evenings we spend sitting in the kitchen talking absolute rubbish for hours are some of my best memories and I'm making the most of them this year!

10. What's your favourite season?
Summer! *starts humming Olaf's summer song*

11. Would you rather have your dream job, or become a blogger full time?
Dream job definitely.  While I really enjoy blogging I couldn't turn away from acting or being involved in creating drama work/theatre.

I Nominate
Emma
Becca
Ellie
Jade
Abbey Louisa Rose
Kirstie
Cesca
Katie
Sabah
Emily
Nusha

And you! if you want to do this and answer my questions then feel free to do so; just tweet me a link to your post so I can see.

My Questions

1) What is your favourite flower?
2) If you were to dye your hair what colour would you go for?
3) Nail art or plain block colour?
4) Is there a song you put on to motivate / cheer yourself up?
5) Favourite kind of sandwich?
6) Do you have a  quote / song lyric you absolutely love?
7) If you could spend a day with your favourite fictional character what would you do?
8) Sunny days or rainy ones?
9) Christmas chocolate or Easter eggs?
10) If you could do anything at all for the next year, what would it be?
11) What was/is your favourite school subject?


Thankyou for reading!


love el
xo


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my quiet strength

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After hosting my grlpowr chat the other week (which can I just say ohmygoodness it was so much fun!) I got talking to my mum about strength, specifically my own, and wanted to share a few things with you all. 




I consider myself to be a fairly strong person; I know my thoughts and feelings on things and I'm not likely to let someone talk me into something I really don't want to do, I can trust my gut instinct and I know which of my personality traits are strong ones; and which need work.

One of my answers in the chat was that a trait I now consider to be a strength is my quietness; but I didn't always feel this way, partly because I didn't feel comfortable in myself but mainly because of society's idea that louder people are more. More confident, more assured, more everything than quieter people are.  From Year 1 to Year 13 myself and my parents were told in yearly reports, parent-teacher meetings and one-to-ones that "Eloise is hard working but quiet", "You should speak up more", "Eloise should ask for help when she needs it" etc. etc.  It was this last one that really got my goat, just because I'm not always chatting with my friends or helplessly waving my hand in the air doesn't mean I don't understand.  I'm quiet not an idiot and I am aware that I can and should ask for help but if I understand the task then I'm not going to do that!? 
For years I was always told to be louder; and to a quiet thirteen year old this translated as "you aren't enough" which wasn't exactly fun. It's only in the past couple of years that I've started to really accept myself as a just being a naturally quiet person. I'm now at a point where I feel comfortable and happy being one! There's nothing wrong or faulty about it. It's just part of me, part of who I am.


The summer before I started university was horrible; I was completely stressed and if something could go wrong then of course it did and when everything settled, I watched my parents drove away from my accommodation, walked back to my room and completely freaked out. For weeks all I wanted to do was give up and go home but thanks to my flat-rep & personal tutor supporting me and constantly handing me tissues while I worked it out I got through it. I stayed, two years later I'm still really proud of myself for staying and I'm stronger now because of it. 

To me strength is also sticking to my guns, going for things and shoving my way through everything life throws at me; my A-Level drama teacher told me I wouldn't get into university; I'm now going into my third year. When I first came out I had then-friends say I'd never find love or be happy; I'm still waiting on the first one but I'm now at a point where I'm really comfortable with my sexuality.  Almost every single maths teacher told me I'd have to retake, be prepared to fail; I got solid C's in every exam. I'm bloody determined and the simplest way to  get me to do something is to say I can't / I should give up (it's also the simplest way to get me to utterly despise you..)  Yes I have wobbly moments at times but I've got this far and it might take a while but trust me, I will prove you wrong.


As I'm writing I keep thinking of more Really Important Moments that shaped both myself and my strength but I won't bore you with them all, it's enough that I know and I recognise where I used to be and how I got to right here; 

Strength can come in so many different ways and sometimes it is running towards things that scare the socks off you which sparks off that flame of "I CAN".


Thankyou for reading!! I'd love to know about your own strength so let me know in the comments or point me in the direction of your own blogpost.

love el
xo


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a little update

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If you've been on my blog in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed that a few things have changed on here; I've bought my own blog domain, uploaded a theme and yesterday spent several hours editing the HTML to make the layout one I was happy with. (it genuinely took hours and I learnt the hard way to do everything slow step by slow step and always press save..)

I'm proud of myself for doing these things and figuring it all out; I've never been a computer person and at first glance the 'edit html' page had me almost running for the hills, but I've done it and although some things still need a little more work (next I'm going to attempt to change the colour) I'm really really happy with my blog!  

I've always wanted to blog properly but I've always been scared to do so, 'what if I'm rubbish', 'what if no one cares', 'what if..what if'.  I have lost count of the number of times I've almost started blogging only to let my own doubts creep in and press the delete button.  But I don't want to be scared of really trying at something anymore, I'm so fed up with repeatedly allowing myself to pause and stop and  give up, so I'm just not going to.

Instead I'm going to try. 
I'm going to close my eyes, jump out of my comfortable safety net of 'but what if' and right into blogging; okay so I might crash headfirst and stop by January.  Or I might land on my feet and keep going; I have no way of knowing which way this will turn out but regardless of that I am going to try!

I've got a notebook half-full of ideas; some of which will never see more than the inside of a bin but some of them I'm going to write up into actual posts.  At the moment I've picked the label of 'lifestyle blogger' which I'm intending on keeping but whether I'll add 'books' or 'beauty' or 'photography' to this I don't know; you'll just have to watch this space! 
Either way this blog, my blog, will be a place that represents me and my personality; I'm quiet but ambitious, (also I'm surprisingly stubborn determined..) I love exploring new places, taking photos and independent bookshops make my heart happy.  I love walking, painting my nails (although I'll definitely never make a nail artist..block colours is about it for me) watching films and I'd like to think I'm a kind hearted person. (this feels a little bit like a singles ad now so I'll shh on the fact train.)  
The point I'm trying to make is that this blog doesn't have a theme, and probably won't, because I am a person with many interests; some of which I'll write about on here!

So, in the name of throwing myself into blogging I'm hosting a twitter chat on @GRLPOWRCHAT tonight (Tuesday 6th September) at 9pm and I am half bouncing up and down with excitement and half absolutely terrified..but it's a good feeling; "nerves show you care" and all that jazz.


Feel free to have a little nose around on my blog and please do let me know if you find anything that doesn't work / links that won't click!  Hope to see you at the chat later on!

love el

xo





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