Sunday, 29 November 2015

Spontaneous Sunday

Hey guys, so I have been a little inactive recently but I'm back with some exciting things to share with you all! So basically just over 5 weeks ago on a boring normal Sunday I decided to randomly book a flight to Thailand to surprise one of my best friends (Megan) who was currently travelling with her boyfriend. Two of my friends were already going out for 3 weeks to meet Megan, which had been planned for ages... I was supposed to be going with them but when they booked back in March I said that I couldn't commit to it, yeah I know what a fool. The closer my 2 friends flight date got I was getting more and more anxious and agitated, seeing them oh so inspiring travelling quote pics everywhere on my Pinterest like 'Go find yourself' strategically placed in front of a map, drove me insane, EVERYTHING was telling me to go. See I was at that time in my life where I didn't have a stupid amount of bills, I wasn't in a serious relationship and I was very 'in the middle' of what I was doing work wise after leaving Uni. So what on earth was I doing sitting about?!?!?!?!

So I started looking seriously for flights, I didn't tell anybody I was even thinking about going except my parents and the two friends that were already going to visit Megan, just in case it didn't happen. For a couple of days the chances seemed slim, flights were almost double the price of what my friends paid and they were ridiculously long, like two days. Then on a typically British rainy Sunday afternoon I was flicking through Skyscanner when I stumbled across a seat on the same flights as my two friends, I couldn't believe it, my friends had told me that their flight was full! I literally convinced myself it was fate and booked it. I was so excited and happy that I was actually doing it, it was probably the most spontaneous thing I have ever done... With booking it so late I had just 2 weeks to scrape together as much money as I could, buy a backpack, bikinis and getaway essentials, have vaccinations done and get my ass to Thailand to surprise my best friend!

And after 2 weeks of panic, excitement and stress everything just seemed to come together and before I knew it my 2 friends and I were on our way to Birmingham airport to begin our adventure.

In just 3 weeks I took 6 flights, around 10 boats/ferries, countless Tuk Tuk and taxi rides, about 8 coach journeys and I stayed in 6 different hotels/guest houses/beach huts. I kissed and rode an elephant, snorkeled and kayaked on the Gulf of Thailand, ate fried crickets, 'saw a ping pong show', got an amazing tan and so much more. I can honestly say that my time in Thailand was one of the best times of my life and I would recommend it to E V E R Y B O D Y !


Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Throw back - I left my heart in LA

OKAY OKAY it's not Thursday but... With the summer weather feeling a little non-existent at the minute, the feeling of nostalgia has hit me like a ton of bricks. Up until last week I had NOTHING remotely like a summer holiday booked for this year. So feeling glum I bit the bullet and did something very spontaneous indeed and I can't wait to share it with you!

In preparations for my next adventure which is in 1 weeks time, I have been reminiscing on some previous getaways and travel experiences and have decided to share one of my all time favourites with you all...

Throw back to last year when I visited the beautiful city that is Los Angeles.

Where it all began...


First Class was soooo much fun!

Watching That Awkward Moment with Zac Efron!

Perks of staff travel...

I found one of my favourite quotes on a coffee cup!

Long Beach locals *Cutie alert*
Keeping myself out of trouble as usual
The Hollywood  Walk of Fame
Mission = GET TO  THE SIGN!!!

Our Sat Nav wasn't much use...
Venice Beach

Along with my two best friends I travelled to LA for only a few days. I have been to different parts of Florida a few times, but never anywhere else in the USA and so after visiting LA I aim to see some more of what America has to offer. I would love to go back to Los Angeles sometime in the near future, and I would love to live and work out there even more!
Who knows what the future has in store, but if I have my way, I'll be back ;)


Friday, 24 July 2015

Throw back Thursday - Geordie Shore!

Today's throw back Thursday goes to a small acting job I did back in March for the new promo advert for season 10 of Geordie Shore! Auditions for this role were held in the fantastic Camden Town in London at the MTV headquarters, the audition was so much fun and I landed the job! I was so excited to be working with MTV and the Geordie Shore Cast.

I spent a day filming in a studio somewhere in Angel, Islington. The whole day was an eye opening and amazing experience. All of the actors were very well looked after by MTV Crew and the cast were so friendly. I laughed for a lot of the day as I'm sure fans of the show can imagine! My role for the advert was the role of 'Gaz Girl 1' fans of the show will also understand what that pretty much means... For this role I 'had' to kiss Gaz on screen, ALOT! And to be perfectly honest it was easy because I was made to feel very comfortable by Gaz and the crew, we had a right laugh, something I won't forget in a hurry. I also got involved in a party scene at the end of the advert with the whole cast and some other actors which was loadssss of fun.

You can check out the advert below... And yes, I am the chavved up looking girl in the pink velour hoody.

Let me know what you think of the advert or if you're a fellow actor yourself.

P.S. The kissing noise is a sound effect!!! I never live that one down.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Tune in Tuesday

So it's that time again... This week's Tune in Tuesday goes to the insanely talented Years & Years!
I only discovered the London trio at the beginning of this year when they released the instant hit and former chart topper "King", a song which I was completely obsessed with.

Over the past week I have completely fallen in love with their album Communion which was released in June this year. The electronic pop trio is fronted by actor Olly Alexander, someone who you can't help but to fall in love with through his stunning vocals and music videos, like the one below...

The band headlined for Sam Smith and Clean Bandit last year and then went on to win the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2015 award. An award that Mr Smith had previously won himself back in 2014.  My personal favourite track of the album is the incredible "Without", If you haven't heard this track already; do yourself a favour! Other notable tracks include: "Eyes Shut", "Shine" and of course "Desire". Overall Communion is a truly fantastic album which I believe is going to have many chart topping singles!

Find out more about their album here.


Thursday, 16 July 2015

Throw back Thursday.

TBT to last month when I attended the Manchester based festival Parklife. For once the British weather actually didn't let us down and we had a relatively sunny weekend! Don’t get me wrong it wasn't quite Coachella... But my hair stayed straight... What more could I ask for?

I was lucky enough to be given a free VIP weekend ticket for the event through a friend and since I had never been before I found it the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss was about. I wasn't sure what to expect at first, however when I saw the line up I knew I was in for a good time. The most random act I personally didn't expect to be there was James Bay, although I am SO glad he was. I was already a huge fan of his music and after watching his set in a boiling hot and sweaty tent I am even more in love with him as an artist and his music, he connected with everybody in that tent, it was a special performance that I will never forgot, thanks Mr Bay.

Other notable artists included: Jessie Ware, Ella Eyre, Nas, Rudimental, Labrinth, Disclosure, Ben Howard, Fatboy Slim, Jess Glyne, Mark Ronson, Annie Mac, DJ EZ, George Ezra, Jamie XX, Hannah Wants, Heidi, and Sinead Harnett. And yes, yes I did venture in to some of the 'house tents' which admittedly isn't really my thing... However, I actually really enjoyed most of everything I heard and I now have found a new appreciation for such music. A pleasant surprise Parklife... I'll be back.

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