Saturday, 27 August 2016

Jess Glynne Concert

I recently went to a concert called Rasen Rocks with my friend Hannah. This is an annual event that happens at the racecourse every year and I have been a couple of years ago when I went to see Mcfly there. 

The event was really good and I really underestimated how good Jess would be live. She has a really strong voice and that really comes across in her performance. 

We managed to get close enough to be in the middle of the action which meant that we could just see the stage but the view was much more visible on the two big screens that were displayed either side of the crowd. I managed to get lots of photos of the event which I have added a few to this post! 

I would definitely recommend seeing Jess Glynne live to anyone that has the opportunity too!

J x

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Which gate would you choose?

When I was a child my Dad would make up a bedtime story every night before bed. It would always start by asking me if I wanted to go through the pink gate or the blue gate and the gate that I chose would determine the story. It wasn't until I was much older that I realised that in reality, it wouldn't matter what gate I chose, the story would be the same. This led to me developing a philosophy, that maybe life was a little bit like this too.

We spend so much of our lives working, trying to prepare or earn something that might already be predetermined. We prepare for a job interview when the perfect job might be just around the corner. We wonder why things don't always go to plan but eventually we see that everything falls into place. Everything works out in the end, perhaps not always the way we'd first planned it, but the way it was meant to be.

Last year I worked and revised almost solidly for my AS levels and the results didn't reflect the effort that I had made. This year, although I did revise, I took a more relaxed approach, I made sure that I had time to enjoy myself and that my life wasn't concentrated around a schedule of revision, I even left school a week early to go on holiday and I did a lot better. I re-sat one of my AS levels this year as well as doing my A levels and I went from a U in the exam to an A. Perhaps, last year was a lesson, this year was the reward that happens when you realise that exams are not the end of the world.

I've always been known to overthink and analyse too much but slowly I think I am learning to relax and let life fall into place. At the age of 18 I have 8 GCSE's, 6 A levels, a supportive family, a good job, a fantastic boyfriend and I'm learning to drive. Things that I hoped to achieve but never expected to. If I could go back and tell my younger self one thing, it would be that everything will fall into place in the end, things will work out and get better.

Going back to my first point about gate, perhaps it doesn't matter. We worry to much about the choices we make when the outcomes could be the same. Life is about taking a risk, what will be will be.

J x

Saturday, 13 August 2016

Adventures in Kefalonia!

Ah so I haven't been keeping up with blogging and much as I should have done recently but work has been tiring and I haven't had the motivation to continue as much as I usually would do but I'm back today with a blog post detailing my recent trip to Kefalonia in Greece. 

I spent a week in Scala, which is quite a hilly area but has a lovely beach and is a lovely area. There are a lot of restaurants where you can eat but we were all inclusive so mostly decided to stay in the hotel at night as there was entertainment there. 

One of the highlights of the trip had to be the caves we visited as part of a boat trip of the island, they were amazing to see and it was a truly special experience to be able to not only see the caves but also to go inside them! As there are very few places in the world with caves of its kind. 

The views from the boat trip and even from our own hotel were stunning. Our balcony looked over the sea and it was a beautiful sight to wake up to, one that you wish you could wake up to every morning! The view from the balcony is pictured below!!

Kefalonia is such a beautiful island and although it has had its fair share of earthquakes it has never lost its beauty. My parents visited the island over 20 years ago and although a lot of change has taken place, the essence and the natural beauty and warmth has remained the same. It is definitely somewhere I would visit again!

J x