Sunday, 24 August 2014

Holiday prepping...

Hello lovelies...

It's holiday season!!! So I thought I would do a post on my holiday prep!

Ooooo, doesn't that look lovely!

1. Try and get a holiday body in 2 weeks.
Yes, I am that person that promises they will go to the gym, goes once then doesn't go again for months! Then as my holiday looms closer I panic, try and cut out bread and attempt to go the gym. I find cutting out carbs and upping water intake debloats me. I also try and cut out any treats during the week in the hope it will do SOMETHING.

2. Deep condition my hair.
The sun dries it out, the sea dries it out and the chlorine dries it out so I like to have my hair ready and do a deep condition with my Moroccan Oil hair mask once a week in the month leading to the holiday.

3. Exfoliate.
It just means you will get a better tan faster and more even...well that's what I have found any way! So in the weeks leading up to the holiday I will use Soap and Glory's Flake Away.

4. Book research.
I love a good book and I am a fast reader so for a weeks holiday I literally will take about 5 books. I love lounging around the pool/sea tanning it up while reading. BUT, it HAS to be a good book and I am very fussy about books so I have to do a good research before hand. I am currently reading "Police" by Jo Nesbo and it's ok so if I was going on holiday I would definitely look into other books by him. Maybe I will even do a post reviewing the book.

4. Wardrobe clear out.
Packing always starts a wardrobe clear out! I find doing this also stops me over buying stuff I really don't need!

5. Research of the area.
I like the know where I am going and what there is to do in the area. Although I love relaxing in the sun sometimes it gets a bit boring and I like to know what options I have to explore.

How do you prepare for your holiday? Please comment and let me know.

Billie xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

I didn't go to Uni, and I'm glad...

Hello lovelies!

A Level results were released today and I've seen a few people tweet/facebook/instragram their Uni acceptance, but I am sure there are some people, like me, who didn't end up going to Uni. 

Let me start off by saying that I always wanted to go to University, but that changed during the second year of college. I went to a different college that I was initially set on going to partly because I couldn't change my Media course to Maths (I did Maths, Psychology and English Lit A Levels, with a Psychology AS) so I ended up going to a college that alot of the girls I went to school with went to. I've never been someone who liked exams nor have I been someone who managed to do an exam to my full potential and I am not sure exams are the best way to ascertain someones intelligence and to be honest I didn't do great in my A Levels...I'm not going to go into it because that would take FOREVER.

So, along comes results day and I didn't get into Hertfordshire to do the History course I wanted to do which ultimately was supposed to take me onto a sports journalism career. What was I going to do now? Well get myself a job of course! I have never been someone who could just sit at home doing nothing. I was already working that Summer but September 2011 I was unemployed and from then on I've had a succession of about 6 jobs and I wouldn't change it at all.

Every job I have had has been brilliant (they have all been short term contracts bar the job I am currently doing and have been in for a year and a half). If I had gone to University I would never have been able to experience the Olympics from inside the Athletes Village as I worked for LOCOG. Nor would I be able to be completed money independent, I know Uni makes you more independent as a person, but I am debt free with my own money to spend on myself. Sometimes I wonder what it would've like to live on campus/with flatmates but I did visit a few friends while they were away and got a taster.

I definitely did not miss the stress of deadlines. I remember calling my friend Rachael while she was writing her dissertation and literally being told "dissertation speak to you later" for about 3 months! Nor do I miss the stress of revision and exams...I HATED THEM. 

I did miss learning though and I'm still contemplating a History learning course, without the exams!!!, because I loved learning about historical events and people! 

So don't stress if you didn't get into Uni, it's not the end of the world. Get yourself job searching or looking into alternative ways into a profession such as an apprenticeship. If you are dead set on it though, look into clearing, I probably could have done that and gone to Uni, but I decided not to. Or look into resitting certain modules/subjects, speak to your college teachers and I am sure they will help you out. Maybe you do end up in Uni but just a year later than you planned, there's nothing wrong with that either.

I can honestly say I am so glad I didn't go to Uni and not getting into my first choice didn't stop me from progressing. I may not be in Sports Journalism as I envisioned at 18, maybe I can still look into getting into it if I really wanted to, but I have had such good experiences and I have so much to look forward to in the next few months!

Whatever you do chose to do, don't stress!

Billie xxx

Friday, 8 August 2014

Premier League is back soon...


Most people who know know that I'm absolutely football mad and it's not long until the Premier League is back! Obviously I want Chelsea to win it and do well but I do think it will be an interesting season. I can't wait to see how Van Gaal does at Man Utd and how Liverpool fair without Suarez.

My workplace are doig the Sky Sports Fantasy Football League but it's so hard with a money limit on what players you can buy! Last season we did the Daily Telegraph one and I didn't do very well because I kept forgetting to change my team when players got injured or were suspended. I think I was 10 out of 17 or something! 

Chelsea need a striker, I'm not convinced by Costa nor do I think bringing back Drogba was a good idea! And we all know what Torres is like! 

Who do you think will do well this season?

Billie xxx