Tuesday, 30 June 2009

glastonbury! ♥

hellooooo :D
muddied, sunburnt, blistered & aching i return from glastonbury
as you might expect, i had an absolutely incredible time with my 2 best friends
we met lots of new people & i turned the grand old age of 17!
and yes, it probably was the best birthday ever :)
i was an incredible lucky girl because three of my favourite favourite favourites --
jason mraz, pete doherty & bon iver
-- were playing this year, & i got to see them all!
jason mraz was very exciting because i was stood right at the very front, directly opposite him
& the entire gig had such an amazing, feel-good vibe to it
at the end he sang 'every little thing is gonna be alright', & people were still singing it on the way out!
when bon iver played i was again right at the front, directly opposite him
& it was the best hour of my life, by far.
i had a tear in my eye the whole time, & when he played Re:Stacks, i wept like a baby! :)
it was absolutely phenomenal.
pete doherty was of course wonderful (other stage was a bit too big for him though, methinks)
& i also saw florence and the machine, regina spektor, the streets, black eyed peas, scott matthews & good old tom jones!

see how close we were?! very exciting!
i took lots & lots of pictures
but there aren't many of me -- or at least, not ones i'm willing to post here! haha!
as you might expect, i wasn't in the best state most of the time :D
so i don't have many pictures of what i wore, or what other people wore
but i can tell you that flower headbands were very popular indeed!
i usually just matched a dress with a pair of knee high socks and wellies
& i was much too busy having a good time to worry about what i looked like :)
let me know what you got up to this weekend!
i hope you all had a really time
i know i did :) ♥

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

things continue to be hectic, busy & very surreal!
it feels sort of like i'm watching my life, rather than being in it?
oh, i don't know :)

i'm off to glastonbury now! all packed & excited, eeee.
i'll be sure to take lots of pictures, & normal posting will resume as soon as i get back :D

have a great weekend! ♥

oh, p.s! watch this video i made :D
i've been meaning to make something like this for a while
& am planning on making lots more soon!
the song is tuolumne, by eddie vedder :)
hope you like!

Saturday, 20 June 2009

weirdest week of my whole life.
wearing a whole lot of purple, lately.
back soon ♥

Monday, 15 June 2009

hellooooo everybody!
sorry my posting has been so sporadic as of late
& i've been so terribly, terribly useless at commenting back D:
i promise i do read all of your lovely blogs, though!
unfortunately my posting will continue to be kind of on and off for a while
as i recently broke up with my boyfriend
& am spending most of my time being glum D:

in slightly more exciting news, clothes! yay!
i bought this soft soft soft oversized jumper today
the moment i saw it i knew it'd be perfect for cuddling up in on cold summer nights :D
&, i know that wellies are not perhaps the most fashionable of shoes
but i'm trying to get used to wearing them because i'm going to glastonbury soon!
i'm very excited.
i'll be there for my birthday!
which is in a whole eleven days. i'll be seventeen! that's massive.
anyway i hope you're all alright :)
i promise i'll get around to commenting & what not soon ♥

jumper, shorts, tights: new look
wellies: who knows!

Thursday, 11 June 2009

hello everybody! today i went on a school trip to caerleon - the best preserved roman barracks in europe :)
which, for a history geek like me, was very exciting!
this is what i wore :D

top & sunglasses: primark
cardigan: h&m
trousers: topshop
shoes: dorothy perkins
bag & necklace: vintage

Monday, 8 June 2009

now this isn't the sort of thing i usually post on my blog, preferring instead to stick to happier subjects.
i'm not sure if you're aware, international readers, but there was a recent European Election in the United Kingdom.
The BNP won 2 seats, and gained large percentages in council elections - 10% in Yorkshire, 8% in the North West.
If you don't know who the BNP are, I suggest you check out this fantastic video for more information.
to summarise, the BNP are a descendant of the vehemently racist late 70s 'national front'.
its leader is nick griffin, a holocaust denier, who several years ago attended a KKK meet in america.
the BNP has a multitude of homophobic, anti-semetic, anti-islamic members in its ranks.
for all their shiny suits and school boy vocab, make no mistake, the BNP is a racist party
having admitted that the eventual aim of the BNP is the forcible removal of all people of colour from the United Kingdom.
....i don't even really know what to say to that.
the idea that the BNP were even CONSIDERED from the European Elections is utterly absurd.

however, i'm entirely pro-democracy and would not want the BNP to stand down by any means --
freedom of speech and what have you --
but i mean, REALLY, britain?! come on.
one of the saddest things is that the BNP were able to gain the majority because so few people voted.
now i'm 16 & won't be 17 til june, which unfortunately means that i won't be able to vote in next year's election - thus, i won't be able to vote until i'm about 23.
the right to vote is an INCREDIBLY important thing,
and you should count yourself so phenomenally lucky to have it
thousands upon thousands upon thousands of people throughout history have died for your right to vote, your right to complain, your right to choose the future of the country you live in
& in not voting not only do you leave room for fascist party majorities, but you completely undervalue that.
now there's every chance that a british general election will be called in the near future
and i am begging you. if you can vote, vote. even if it's a vote for the BNP! just VOTE. your voice is more important than ever, and don't underestimate it's importance.

& please, don't be taken in by the sickening lies of the BNP.
they are racist. they are xenophobic. they are discriminatory. they are homophobic.
they do not represent me and i hope, at least, that they do not represent you.

for more information you can check out a range of places such as www.bnp.org.uk or RE:Brand's 'Naziboy' documentary, which you can find on youtube.

Sunday, 7 June 2009

hi everybody!
today i went shopping for the first time in a long time, & bought lots of clothes for summer :)
this is what i wore!
in typical topshop style, there aren't pictures of either the dress OR the trousers i bought today on their website
i also bought two new bikinis & a pair of fab gladiator sandals from newlook
aswell as pretty hair clips from accessorize!
i'll take some pictures to show you soon, i'm sure :D

it's back to school for me, tomorrow
which i'm surprisingly excited about! my new english lit course sounds fab & it'll be great to see everybody again :)
speaking of literature & what not, i'm thinking about doing a vlog series
all about my favourite poems!
but i'm toying with the idea of doing it in blog format, instead.
i'm just not sure!
let me know what you think :D ♥

dress: hoi polloi
tights: topshop (one day i'll wear something else, promise)
cardigan: h&m
shoes: dorothy perkins

Friday, 5 June 2009

hello! i haven't posted in ages! what a bad blogger i am.
last weekend was spent preparing for exams, which finished last tuesday :D!
having only had 40 minutes of sleep the night before (6 hour exam on 40 minutes sleep? eep!) i spent most of wednesday sleeping, and then on thursday i had the nicest nicest nicest day ever when, as an early birthday present, my Boyfriend the Magnificent took me to bristol zoo!
the weather was lovely, he was lovely (as always), the animals were adorable, public transport was surprisingly excellent, we had sweets and ice cream and and and eee :)
it was just the best. really. the nicest.

so life is basically lovely right now, and i'm just taking the time to enjoy it :)
books (i can read again! and not feel guilty! YAY!), films, boyfriend, bed.
it's wonderful.
stay wonderful, you :) ♥