UCAS Revision Tips

Procrastination got the better of me, however I knew I had to do the work, yet I didn’t want to so I turned to Google.
A quick Google search of ‘I can’t revise’ and within milli seconds, numerous results appeared.
One of which looked very eye catching…
‘Can’t revise? Then listen to this’ – I thought UCAS was going to tell me off by explaining why I should go back to revising and work away! Quite the opposite actually, UCAS have a blog with music!
Although it isn’t the classical music to help with revision, like I thought it would be, I think it’s more of a ‘listen to this for a while and then go back to revising’ something to motivate you to revise I guess.

Happy Studying 🙂
(Could I say revising any more times?) REVISING!!

UCAS music playlist
http://mob.ucas.com/blogs/cant-revise-then-listen

Reflections

Hi Chummy,

Glad you’re back, I was getting lonely. Today I was on the bus chatting with my lovely friend Lauren and we were chatting about how much things have changed from a year or two ago. Its crazy how much my life has changed in such a short space of time and none of it I saw coming.

Which not gunna lie, terrifies me slightly.

However, we were on the bus to see Brit Floyd (who were great btw) and while they were playing I saw a couple standing next to us and they were probably my age when this particular song came out. When they recognized it they counted down till the band started singing the lyrics together. It was adorable! And it just happily reminded me that although things change, the important things stay the same – even over a 30 year period.

25 Random Facts about Me

Yeah I’m a copy cat Chum. I can deal with that.

1. I don’t think I have a favourite number

2. I really want to read the Fault in our stars and I’m appalled I haven’t read it just yet (Sorry John Green)

3. I don’t think I can take the emotional breakdown if I read the Fault in our Stars (Sorry John Green)

4. Obsessed with Orange juice atm

5. Chocolate is a girls best friend

6. Highlighting is my life

7. I have watched every Friends and The Big Bang Theory episodes

8. Over the summer I worked in a school uniform shop

9. I have spent over an hour and a half on hold to Eon

10. Never miss the Great British Bake off

11. I have two small jobs working for my uni this year

12. I seriously couldn’t care less about the iphone 6 and 6plus cooming out

13. I have to fall asleep listening to something

14. Some of my favourite bands are The Feeling, Imagine Dragons, The Beatles, McFly, The Smiths Train and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

15. Elton John – Tiny Dancer = best song to sing at the top of your lungs

16. First concert I every went to was Micheal Buble (oh so rock and roll I know)

17. The first concert I ever ask to go and see was S Club 7

18. This summer I saw Mcbusted and my brain exploded with happiness.

19. My favourite book is Pride and Predujice (FYI my granny was similar to Mrs Bennet)

20. Ice cream is my life.

21. I love disney movies

22. I sing along to songs all the time regardless of who I am with

23. I currently have a massive spot on my chin

24. I am in love

25. I can’t wait for some form of holiday next year

August Favourites

How is already September? It felt like May was just last week! Anyways, this is what I’ve loved in August.

Product Favs
The Body Shop – Tea Tree Toner
It’s really been nice to use on my face. I know its not this very product that determines my spot levels and although not a necessity, it’s been in my drawers and so I thought I’d get through it.

The Body Shop – Tea Tree Face Wash
So refreshing, you can really feel how it cleans. I like to use this at night because I like the fresh clean feeling before I go to sleep, knowing my face is free of the dirt build up during the day.

First Aid Beauty – Face Wash
This is so good! It doesn’t have a smell so it’s not going to be all up in your nose. It’s creamy and smooth, which is great for mornings.

L’Oreal – Volume Million Lashes (Extra Black)
This is the best mascara I have ever used. It curls, adds volume, and makes it look like I literally have a million lashes. I think the best thing is that it doesn’t clump up on your lashes, its super easy to take of but it’s so easy that it smudges if you rub your eye a bit. Its perfect

Nivea – Moisturiser
This is good. Its in my august favs really because I like the smell of Nivea products. But don’t take it in the way that it doesn’t do the job. it feels cooling on the skin which is nice after a hot shower and just keeps me feeling moisturised, smooth and smelling good.

Revlon – Vixen
When in doubt, use Revlon vixen. It’s my go to nail polish when I cant think of a colour to use. A basic deep red that I think everyone should have on hand (and nails). Its been doing in job in august by always being there for me, the multiple times I’ve needed it.

Food and Drink Favs
Sparkling Water
When I was younger, it was one of those things that I thought was just silly. Why have fizzy water that tastes of nothing when you can have Sprite and Coke… Well I now know that there are many reasons. It makes you feel so sophisticated when you drink it, its like “oh yes, sparkling water, yep, that’s what I’ll have…” You can imagine it, and it sounds great. There are other reasons like it’s good for you, proven to help lose weight, yada yada yada…

Goats Cheese and Spinach
I’ve never been crazy about a cheese but this month has been something new. I love goats cheese especially when its with spinach. Ive had pastry’s and pies, sandwiches and soups, all with goats cheese and I’ve really been enjoying it.

Song Favs
Kaava – Violin and Piano Cover
It’s an Indian song with violin and piano and the words taken out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO96tV298UA

Mast Magan – 2 States
Locha-E-Ulfat – 2 States
Two songs from an Indian movie, they have lyrics in Hindi and although some may not be able to understand them, it’s like a love song, really cute ones. Google the meanings if you really want to… Even though they’re Indian, I have been listening to them so much since I watched the movie, and it’s calming and just nice to listen to while blogging…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmWL-JxUGZc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9HttXFnfE4 

Whaaaaaat

My first year of uni is finished!!! Technically it finished last week but ive been so busy doing nothing I couldn’t blog about it. TV shows, music and job searching has consumed me.

I think the main reason is I just don’t know what to talk about… I have a list of blog ideas on my phone but I don’t feel like doing any of those… I feel like just talking, like you would talk to a friend. I probably feel like this because I’ve been stuck at home all week. I have to admit, it’s the worst! I am so desperate to get out of the house or revamp my room, but the things I want require help, which sucks really…

Since I’ve wasted a week, I’ve decided this next week will be more productive. I aim to find the courage to cut my hair, and then do it obvs, I also want to get a second ear piercing… but we’ll see when that happens. Might go running in Burnham Beeches? It sounds fun in my head but I know by the time I get there, I would rather just walk home…

Achievement of the week: I can do press-ups! Although to some people this may not be a big deal, but for me, I could do them but I was always so shaky. Now I’m not! That makes me happy 🙂

Saviour of the week: music! I rediscovered my spotify account when a rowing club at uni had a competition with another uni where they had to get the most people following a playlist (they went round with laptops making people follow it :L) . I am in love with the playlist, its great. Bonus: they won the competition!!

That’s it for the week, hope your revision is going well chum 🙂

The Importance of Music

Hey Chum! 

I do think that sometimes the Natural Collection make up is really good – i absolutely love their power (i switched from Revlon nearly naked) and so i’m not surprised by your mention of their mascara. However, my continued love affair with Clinique makes me must point out that the High Lengths Mascara is AMAZING and my most favouritst. But if you first apply seventeen’s BackLash it makes my lashes look lengthened and full of volume. 

Anyway! Since you are doing a beauty month i thought I would do a culture month and then April shall be my beauty month! I received a lot of vouchers and beauty stuff for my birthday also (thank you so much for my presents again btw) and i’ll be talking about all of that stuff soon – i think i’ll categorize it like you have done! 

So, anyway now back again to topic (sorry i went off on a tangent). A big part of university culture, my life and public culture is music so i thought it only fitting to start off my culture month with a salute to music! I am also going to start doing a monthly playlist of my favorite songs over the past month and i’ll leave a link below. These may be old or new but songs that i always hit repeat on over the past month! 

As you know chummy I adore music. From 1960s classic Beatles to new Disney favorites like Let it Go from Frozen (which you seriously need to watch). Music has the power to change the world and all that hippy stuff but it also has a massive impact on the individual too – which i feel should be celebrated more! Throughout the decades music has changed people’s opinions, rallied people together, created events world wide (as you well know due to your musical skills!) and made millions of people’s awful days turn into the best. 

I’m not saying that music will solve everything but it does have a profound impact on the world. And therefore, we shouldn’t be mean about people’s music tastes because if it has made an impact on them; its important. Even if its got some weird and makes no sense as discussed earlier today (wink).

I’m not sure I can pick a favorite artist – right now i’ll direct you to my February playlist (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbQrYoQRSZ38_bjg70mY6mQ) and these right now are on repeat constantly, due to memories, people or just down right catchy lyrics in the case of Let it Go. I’ll let you decide which songs match up to which explanations hehe. 

However, I do think I can manage to list a few majorly important songs or artists that have changed my life. First; Elton John – quite frankly I have never heard a song by him that I have disliked over the years and so definitely needs a mention. Secondly; the Album ‘Come on Over’ by Shania Twain – memories of dancing round the kitchen with my mum when I was three. Thirdly; the discovery of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – thanks dad, one of the BEST bands to come from the 1970s and a few special memories come from their music too. Forthly; (is that a word?) Disney tunes. Enough said. And last but not least any cheesy song that comes from the 1990s. Remembering Steps songs like 5,6,7,8, creating up dance routines to Reach for the Stars or singing ice ice baby are all amazing experiences that everyone needs to do. 

Thats all for this week chum – sorry its late! I’ll be better next week! (fingers crossed anyway) and i’ve just got this published with 6 minutes to spare before midnight so only 2 days late! 

Chat later, Em x 

 

Coffee Calm and Songs

Hey guys

Today my day started with Emilly, probably when her dad was explaining his new bike to me.. was that at midnight chum? (We had just been to see The Feeling – they’re amazing (thank you chum)). Anyways, the day then went on. We make a few tag videos that may in the future go up and spent a long time trying to find an editing program. We then decided we needed some energy to stay awake, as it was probably now 2am. Emilly opted for a coke and I had a coffee. That was a goooood coffee and it was also my third.. oops..

We went to bed at around 4am I think, and we fell asleep pretty quickly

At 8:30am (so early) my alarm went off and I decided to set another for 9:30, which is then when I woke up.

I quickly got ready; chums dad dropped me home (thanks again) and then ate food. At this point I was ready to fall and sleep anywhere! But I stayed awake and faced the day to come.

At 11 my sister picked me up with my nephew and we headed of to Birmingham. We had to go to Potters Lane and who knew there were 3 in Birmingham? And we visited then all. We went there to do some music practise and recording for a function in Feb in India, which I don’t think I’ve told you about actually chum, haven’t decided fully yet if I am going though. The practise went well and we got a lot done. Left Birmingham at 6 and got home at 8. I ended up sleeping on the way back home I wasn’t able to stay awake like I did on the journey there.

So I got home, ate again :’) and then slept for an hr? ish. Watched a few YouTube videos and listen to The Feeling 😀 oo i watched this video, its so cute ❤

That’s my day chum, hectic, just like my life, as well as fun though

Talk soon 🙂

Diljot x

The Feeling Christmas Party

Hello Everyone! (although as we write this now we have no readers but i’m sure we will have soon..)

We went to see The Feeling yesterday! I absolutely love The Feeling! I have done since I got their album ‘Twelve Stops and Home’ in 2006 (Gosh year 7 was a long time ago..) and for a Christmas present (that came slightly early) me and Diljot got to see them at Under the Bridge for their Christmas party 🙂

The Feeling performing at Under the Bridge at their Christmas Party
The Feeling performing at Under the Bridge at their Christmas Party

Diljot hadn’t really listened to The Feeling before the concert and now she has been converted her to love them 😀 If you haven’t heard them then you need to here are some links;

Love it When you Call (my favourist song) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMMO4Nwidq0

Rose (Still unsure of Diljot’s favourite but a great song) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TD7ij9PVivE

They were fantastic and it was lovely to see each other after.. 6 weeks? Oh far too long! Anyway, they sung all of my favourite songs from over the years along with their own Christmas songs! Stop the Cavalry cover was my favourite although that is the BEST Christmas song generally…

Under the Bridge toilets need a mention don’t they chum – very fancy! The venues seats were comfy too and we got a great view all night long through the band’s Q&A, support act (we never did work out what his name was did we? Tom? Billy? Phil?) and The Feelings performance above everyone’s heads.

Every performance was brilliant and we both had an amazing time 🙂 Diljot’s face was especially funny when a lady started doing some sort of line dance next to her x)

Anyway, it was one of the best Christmas presents ever! Thanks mum and dad for the tickets! Thank you to The Feeling for being amazing yesterday and throughout their career!

Emilly and Diljot x