Thursday, 5 November 2015

Homework Response to Essena O'Neill

This week I had to do a homework assignment responding to something that I essentially disagree with and explaining my own perspective on the topic at hand. This is known as 'forwarding' - if you want to look it up as I explained it terribly. It was an ungraded assignment, so it was fairly short and sweet, but I found the article I chose to 'forward' very interesting and something I feel quite strongly about. 

Unless you have been living under a rock for this past week I'm sure you've heard of Essena O'Neill; the 18 year old social media star who has decided to quit social media due to the false facade she was portraying of herself. O'Neill claims that she was miserable, and this being the case shows that her decision to rid her life of her unhealthy relationship with social media is a positive one and will hopefully improve her life and make her much happier. However, what this incident has done is highlight so many negatives of social media. These negatives are of course valid but there are so many positives that are often pushed aside because of people having experiences such as O'Neill. 

Anyway, the main purpose of this post is so share my homework response, not continue to comment on the issue. So here it is (bare in mind this is an ungraded assignment so I did not slave away on it, don't be mean pls) - 

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

another lengthly update

Hello world! It's me again!

Time for another ridiculously long life update from me, as I have neglected this blog yet again... I'm going to try and be better but I think my excuse is valid. College in Boston has begun! I'm loooving it but I am spread pretty thin, so many rehearsals, so much homework and very little sleep is occurring. 

So, what I'm going to do in order to catch everyone up, as well as reflect on this crazy time myself, is to start with the all the new things in Boston and then finishing by wrapping up what I got up to at the end of summer. 

Friday, 21 August 2015


This post is extremely long overdue. I'm currently sitting in a hotel lobby in Boston. Tomorrow I get to move in to my uni room and I have so many blog posts in my drafts I think it's time to blitz through them all. So here goes.

At the end of July my school friends and I spent a week in the Croatian island Hvar. As I have made a habit of this summer, of course I vlogged snippets of the trip and here is the video diary of the holiday I produced -

We were in Hvar for a week and I have never visited anywhere so hot in my life. Our suffering in the heat was not helped by a lack of air con in our hotel and the only for of a cooling system being some rather worse for wear fans. Luckily we did survive.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Lisbon & NOS Alive

Hello there! Long time no see... Apologies for that, however, in my defence I have been rather ill this past week. 

Anyway, let us rewind a couple of weeks and look back on my trip to Portugal with Amber

Wednesday, 8 July 2015


This post is somewhat of a little update of what I got up to this week.

The least summery thing I did, due to it being inside, was going to the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the V&A. I went with Amber and we both really enjoyed it. Not only were the clothes absolutely stunning, the presentation of the whole exhibition was beautiful. Every room was so different, with quotes on the walls and lighting and music to create different atmospheres.