The Versatile Blogger Award 


Today, I was nominated for my first Blogger Award by Alphonso, which I  completely surprised at and extremely thankful for! I recently met this person on a group chat for bloggers so to be nominated by you was very exciting and special for me. I find it very hard to pin point exactly what topic to tell you that she writes about as he covers a huge range of different topics from love to rap battles, yes even rap battles. So I have left a link up there and will leave another one so go show him some love!

The Rules

  •  Thank the person who nominated you.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 other Bloggers of your choice.
  • Link your nominees, and let them know of your nomination.

So on the facts my pretties!

  1. Different cultures are my absolute jam. I will literally stay up all night just to find out itty bitty random facts about different culture but my favourite is definitely Egyptian as there are so many symbols to learn about. 
  2. I am an Aquarius but me and water do not mix in the slightest! I can’t swim, deep water scares me and I have a huge phobia of drowning.
  3. I’m a huge day dreamer and it causes me problems because I can’t fixate on anything until I’ve finished my little dream. Which is absolutely insane. 
  4. I have a huge family, I have 5 brothers and 2 sisters and I would say that we all get along but we do all have our moments. 
  5. Halloween make up is my No 1 searched thing on YouTube, I do nothing for Halloween but the make up is my absolute shit like you go you talented people! (Jordan Hanz
  6. I stated this as an outlet for my thoughts and feelings but I do even though I’m still new, feel like it’s already bigger than that. It’s already given me new friends!
  7. Having good friends means the world to me! They support me in my blogging so much! They Snapchat me after every update and text me! Thanks so much! ChloeCatherineRach and Shauna (send love to me peeps) 

Award Nominees 

  1. Rachel
  2. Shauna
  3. Movie Babble
  4. By Hook or By Book
  5. Louisa
  6. Rosie
  7. Random
  8. Alphonso

I am sorry I couldn’t think of another 2 – but if you could recommend any, would be very grateful. 
Another huge thank you to Alphonso, I  extremely happy you like my writing! 

Thanks, Terri✨

25 Unanswered Questions. // Get to know the blogger!

Hey guys! Haven’t updated in ages! Also very sorry for that just been busy and such but I haven’t abandoned the blog. Don’t worry. 

So I thought you guys could get to me a little more, by answering a questions tag!

  1. What’s your favourite candle scent? \\ Red Raspberry by Yankee. 
  2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister? \\ Zoella cause she seems so lovely! Or Anastasia Smith. 
  3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother? \\ Absolutely Cole Sprouse 100%
  4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married? \\ I have never wanted to get married. I’ve never felt that I would need a piece of paper to tell me how I feel. 
  5. Do you know a hoarder? \\ Yes, my brother – he collects stuff for “Just in case moments”  
  6. Can you do the splits? \\ NO I am not fit enough for that crap. 
  7. How old were you when you learnt to ride a bike? \\ I actually never learnt, I gave up straight away and that was that. 
  8. How many oceans have you swam in? \\ None? I don’t think? 
  9. How many countries have you been to? \\ 2 – England and Wales. I haven’t travelled at all yet but I hope to soon. 
  10. Is anyone in your family in the army? \\ My cousin, that I know of but probably more. 
  11. What would you name your daughter if you had one? \\  I like such unique and unheard of names. So daughters Lucielle or Arrow. They’re freaking weird but I love them!
  12. What would you name your son if you had one? \\ Storm and Zeppelin – these names are absolutely punk rocky and it’s awesome! 
  13. What’s the word grade you got on a test? \\ E? In Math have to wait for my A Levels first. 
  14. What was your favourite TV show as a child? \\ Timothy Goes To School or Conor’s Gamimg Guide to absolutely everything! #KIDFURY
  15. What did you dress up for Halloween when you were eight? \\ Probably a witch or a pumpkin 🎃 
  16. Have you ever read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Twilight series? \\ Harry Potter is my genuine life. I also read Twilight to see the hype and it was eh okay. Never read the Hunger Games.  
  17. Would you rather have an American accent or a British accent? \\ I’d rather have a British accent but the stereotypical accent, like a really posh one. 
  18. Did your mother go to college? \\ Nope. 
  19. Are your grandparents still married? \\ I have actually only ever known one of my grandparents but my mothers’ parents would still be married if they didn’t pass. 
  20. Have you ever taken karate lessons? \\ Not that I can recall.  
  21. Do you know who Kermit the Frog is? \\ Yes, the muppets were my favourite thing growing up!
  22. Do you remember your dreams in the morning? \\ I actually have a dream journel so I write them all down so I do tend to remember. 
  23. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender? \\ Toby. But also Garin which they later went on to name my brother. 
  24. Do you know triplets? \\ No, I’ve never met a set of triplets. 
  25. What language would you like to be fluent in? \\ Ancient Egyptian or Latin, they have such beautiful cultures and wonderful languages!

Here’s some little bits of info about me! 

Thanks for reading, leave me some suggestions if you wish!

Thanks, Terri✨

This Modern Love: Book Review

This book was created by British Youtuber Will Darbyshire. This beautiful book is complied with entires from across the world with the one thing that everybody has in common. Love. 

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I believe that Will received around 15,000 entires to include and after careful consideration on his behalf, he selected a numerous amount to put in his book. 

The book complies of people who are truly in love, also those who are in love with the idea of being in love. Also those who have been broken hearted and understand that they met to soon. 
I personally think that this is book is an absolutely must read because it’s such a beautiful book and written to such a high standard and it makes you want to find that one special someone, that person who will put everything in to perspective and just make everything okay. 

A fantastic read about love in this ever changing modern world. 
I have chosen to put in my two favourite selections.

Dear Alex,

Alone in cold sheets, I imagine us folded like paper. In our origami bed. And it keeps me warm.  Thank you for being there, even when you’re not.  

Love, Freddie UK

Dear T

You’re my moon, my stars, you’re my sunrises and my sunsets. You’re the crisp mountain air, the first layer of snow and that steady rainfall after a humid day. You’re just everything, thank you for being everything. 

Yours,
S

This book made me have such a range of emotions because it’s such a unique idea and I feel like this book also shows the love that Will himself has for Arden Rose, his friends, his family. I believe that this book was not only meant to show the love that the world has, it was suppose to show that love that Will has too. 

Thank you Will.  

Have any of you got any more book suggestions for me? Or anymore Youtbers you think I’d be interested in? Leave them below. 

Thanks, Terri✨

Overthinking.

 

Okay, I didn’t know whether or not to post this because

  1. It’s different
  2. People might not understand
  3. I’m literally telling you all my thoughts and feelings

I’m always thinking and I’m always daydreaming or thinking about weird things and I don’t often share these thoughts with people, so I thought that I would type them all down so it still seems like I’m not sharing them with anyone because it’s just me here… alone in my room.

So here we gooo….

As I’m writing this, I’m the youngest I’ll ever be. Even as I look back and publish this, I’m the youngest I’ll ever be. Also how some of the best days of my life can instantly become a memory. Like everything whether good or bad it all just becomes a memory.

I personally find it scary how fast life is passing me by and I’m just completely unaware of it in a way. I turned 17 just 4 months ago but I feel as it has gone by so fast, all of my 17 years on this planet. I was very recently talking to a friend about this like I said I’m 17 years old. In another 17 years, I’ll be 34. 34 YEARS OLD! What am I going to be doing? It just seems so surreal to me that I could live another 17 years and I’m going to be 34. I know it’s just ‘growing up’ but I just find it so amazing. I could be a completely different person, I could not like who I am. What if I could see what I’m going to be. Would I try to alter it? Would I not try?

Also, I try to imagine all the conversations that I’ve been mentioned in and not known about? What is being said? Would I want to know but the fact that I might never know sort of baffles me a little bit because would it make me change?

Staying on the topic of life. What happens after life? Lots of people have different theories but what does actually happen? Does something else happen that nobody knows about or are you just a name that was once on this earth? Is there an actual purpose to all this? It plays with me a lot though how different life could be if you just change ONE thing about yourself. Like for the people who are reading this or are going to read this, what would you be doing if you weren’t reading this? Or how doing one single thing can alter your life drastically it could make it longer or even shorter. Nobody actually knows what could happen tomorrow or even in the further future and it completely baffles me.

I was literally just texting a friend about this (Cath this is you) where I’m on the bus to school or going out and I look at all the houses and I wonder what’s going on in there? The family or friends that live in that building could be celebrating a new life or they could be grieving over a life. They could be celebrating a marriage or nursing a broken heart. It’s so strange to think about what’s going on behind closed doors. I would give anything just to see for one day what does actually go on in there. But I’ll never know.

Right, I’m going to end this here because it gets a bit deeper after this and I think we’ve had enough of my thoughts for today. I hope at least one person can relate because I am quite scared about posting this. If you want me to do another one please comment down below because I think way too much so I’ll have more to give.

Also maybe comment about what you think about? I’d find that so interesting.

Thanks, Terri✨

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.

I have loved the Harry Potter series for years, I grew up with the films and then discovered the books and ever since then I have just had a thirst to find out every little detail about Harry Potter and I have and still do spend hours researching and re-watching and re-reading the entire works.

I always try to insert some knowledge into everything I do, whether it’s telling somebody to watch it or just blurting out facts to my family and friends which I have been known to do.

When I first heard that we were actually GOING to Harry Potter Studios – my first reaction was to cry and protest that they were just kidding me around but after I discovered they weren’t I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy in my entire life!

I couldn’t wait to go, I had to wait for around 3 weeks before I actually went. I went with my two sisters Toni (first left) and Kelly( last right) and my brother Garin (only boy). My brother and I love Harry Potter so my two sisters decided to surprise us by taking us there!

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We left our little valleys on the 29th April and we drove all the four hours to London and I just remember counting down the miles until we got there and revising for my Geography exam so I taught them about clouds to which I was asked to stop. Numerous times.

When we got to London, our hotel called ‘The Ramada’ and the room was absolutely wonderful, we did a little exploring in London as it was my first time ever being there! So it was like two surprises in one! I was so excited I couldn’t sleep so my siblings and myself spent the majority of the night playing games and talking about Harry Potter and how they hope I’d learn something new.

THEN! The day finally came, I was the first awake, dressed and down for my breakfast. After breakfast it was either you go on the ‘Knight Bus’ replica or use your own mode of transportation. My sister, Kelly drove us to the studios when we got there I felt a bit nauseous probably because of the excitement so before we could actually go in I was lying outside for 10-15 minutes to calm myself down.

We got inside our tour was at 11 AM and we got there a little early so we had a snack of a chocolate cupcake and we had a look around the gift shop before we went in, then 11 o’clock rolled around we were let in, we were lead to a room which had screens which showed people from publishing industries and the actors talking about Harry Potter and J.K Rowling. There were people from as far as the Philippines there, I couldn’t believe it attracted people that far! The tour guide asked us to turn to our left and introduce yourself to that person and shake their hand mine was a little boy and his mother – they were so cute.

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I look so confused by it

We were then taken into a cinema setting to which they asked all electronic devices be turned off and no photography was allowed at this part, then the screen started to play a picture of the Great Hall Doors then Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint came and spoke about their adventures during Harry Potter then they walked through the hall doors and the screen lifted to present to us the actual Great Hall. I was beyond amazed at this point.

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after we left the great hall, we were allowed to explore on our own and we went EVERYWHERE! My personal favorite was ‘The Black Family Tree’ we also went to the Burrow, Snape’s classroom, the Chamber of Secrets door and the entire Yule Ball set up. We also walked through the Hogwarts Express, I actually walked through the train! It shows all the carriages used for each movie and we also saw the sweet carriage.  After we done our exploring of the “inside unit” we were taken to the backlot where you could have some snacks and try some Butterbeer which we all absolutely detested, personally I thought it tasted like butterscotch cream soda? Which is vile.

Also I, of course, had to have the iconic picture of me entering Platform 9 3/4 which made the experience even more real. I mean I actually felt like a freakin’ witch.

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My face doesn’t show how HAPPY I was

 

Then after our little break at the backlot, we were led outside where there was the Knight Bus and Privet Drive. There was also the Ford Angelia. The old ruins of the Potter house and the figurines from the first movie. There was also a shelter situated in the corner for all the smokers.

Then we were able to go in to see all the doubles of the actors and the goblins faces and all the prosthetics that were used and then you go through a door and there were all the first drafts and the sketches of what could have been Hogwarts and there was a picture of the Architect behind Hogwarts and then the room got very dark and there was….

HOGWARTS CASTLE!  I got told I just completely froze at this point and just stared in complete awe at the model and I did have a few tears and then you walk in down spiral steps and it shows you each amazing angle of the castle then you come out by the wands and there was a green screen with the beautiful quote “Whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”

I would absolutely recommend going to anyone and everyone who even remotely likes Harry Potter – it was the most magical experience of my life and I often felt like I could have actually been at Hogwarts and that it will actually always be there to welcome every fan and everybody back because the staff is so welcoming and all the sites to see are absolutely gorgeous and beautifully detailed. You actually feel like you’re there.

Thanks, Terri✨

https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/hotels/london-united-kingdom
^ Ramada Hotel Website ^

https://www.wbstudiotour.co.uk
^ WB Studios Website ^

Summer Reading List 2017

As an English Literature Student, I do read a lot but it is often the works I have been asked to read for my Literature course. Of course, I have no issue with this as I do enjoy reading a good classic.

But it would be nice to read a selection of works that I have chosen so due to this I have assembled my own little reading list for summer of 2017.

18927313_1934025129971696_983741824_oThe Harry Potter series // J.K Rowling 

The Dark Circle // Linda Grant

Lord of the Rings series // J.R.R Tolkien 

18926958_1934025133305029_1804233467_oRevenge // Martina Cole

Pride and Prejudice // Jane Austen 

Chronicles of Narnia series // C.S Lewis 

Inkheart series // Cornelia Funke

The Book Thief // Markus Zusak

18986274_1934025143305028_1517267501_oA Streetcar Named Desire // Tennesse Williams 

Alice in Wonderland series // Lewis Carroll

The Picture of Dorian Grey // Oscar Wilde

The Help // Kathryn Stockett

This what I hope to achieve during the summer season of reading, I’m not sure if I’ll get through them all but do you guys have any recommendations for me?

Or have I inspired you to read any as I have quite a diverse works listed

Thanks, Terri✨

Magic Beyond Words 2011

 

“What do you think, will you ever see Harry Potter in there? Not bloody likely.”

This film shows how all our favourite characters and the world we long to be part of came to life. I personally think that this film is super inspiring to other people who much like myself want to become a writer themselves. In my personal opinion I find that this film highlights ongoing struggles that people face in their everyday life such as death, illness and domestic abuse. Also I feel like this film does show ways to overcome those struggles. Also again in my opinion, J.K Rowling is one of the highest regarded writers of our generation, for someone to go through as much struggle as her and still be able to use that struggle to create such a beautiful world for us all to share.    I also think that the works that she has created will be long kept on children and adult’s bookshelf for years to come. I know that my Harry Potter works will stay on my shelf long after I’ve grown up.
I would personally like to thank J.K Rowling for creating this amazing world that people all over the world have had the chance to be involved in
So in all, please watch this film everybody I feel like it’s a must to watch either for inspiration of becoming a writer or just plain rewatching. Thank you for reading.

Thanks, Terri✨