Wednesday, 17 October 2018

My Favourite Netflix Series'


I don't think I know anyone who doesn't love the occasional evening consisting of putting your feet up and watching the TV - whether it be binge-watching a series or just a film it's a great way to relax. Now we are approaching Autumn/ winter it means it's an even better time to do so. For times like these, Netflix is my go to as there is so much to choose from. It has really really upped its game if you ask me!

1. How To Get Away With Murder 
Hands down the best series on Netflix, I have been seriously hooked the whole way through and is the only series I have ever been able to properly binge watch. Every moment I had to spare I put this on as I watched American law students complete an internship with a defense attorney as they try to get other people off with murders and other crimes, however, the crimes appear to start to happen a little closer to home. Series 4 is coming very soon and I literally can't wait.

2. Girlboss 
It's been a long time since I watched this but it was one of the first that came into my head when I thought of writing this post. It's about how the online shop 'Nasty Gal' grew from selling vintage pieces. It really does show just how strong girl power is and gives the even more important message that you can do anything you put your mind too.

3. Vampire Diaries 
I have just finished the final series, which has seemed to taken me for ever and not because I haven't enjoyed it as I most definetly loved it! It has about 150+ episodes so definetly not one to watch quickly but is worth it. It's about a group of friends - some vampires, some werewolves and others somewhere in between. It's one of those series on Netflix everyone has watched and theres a reason for that!

4. The Sinner
I absolutely love a murder show, so this was right up my street (as weird as that sounds... I know) A woman stabs a man for what looks like no reason at all, and the series explains the reasons behind why it really happened. I recommend this if you love a psychological thriller but warning there is a lot of gore in parts!

5. Stranger Things 
Another one of those 'everyone and there moms' have watched this but it really is amazing, set in the 80's a boy in a group of friends goes missing and things get strange! It's a sci - fi so I didn't think it would be my cup of tea - not a fan of aliens and all that usually but its brilliant!

6. 13 Reasons Why
If you haven't heard of this, you must of been living under a rock. A girl commits suicide and she leaves 13 tapes telling the reasons for her death, it also explains the impact of her death on the people around her. It's a hard watch in places but I think thats a good thing as it shows what truly goes on in schools and society.

7. Marcella 
This was originally on ITV and then Netflix, two series' have been released but only the first is on Netflix. It is another great murder related show as Marcella is a police woman finding who the serial killer is. It's a much watch!

8. Skins
I rememeber watching this when it first came out so when I bought Netflix and realised I could watch it all over again I was so happy. I wouldn't say it would be in my list if I had not watched it when I was younger but it is about a group of teens and follows all the stuff that 'normal' teens get up to. It;s a great lighthearted but also hard hitting in places watch that makes you laugh, cry and get very emotionally invested in the show.

What's your favourite Netflix show?

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

My Life Ambitions!


If you have read my blog for a while you will know I love setting goals and the idea of having dreams. I am also very ambitious with the mindset that nothing can stop me - some people may call it naivety but I call it determination. I have shared lists and lists of my short term dreams but these are all to reach one thing... or maybe eight... that are my life ambitions.

1. Raise a family
 This has always been my main aim in life and always will be, if I could only have one thing off this list it would most definitely be this. I can't think of anything better than my own family, a little set up of me, the man I love and children. 

2. Get Married 
I'm also the typical girl who's dreamt of the perfect white wedding, it's not as important to me as long as I have a life long partner. However, I have always wanted to get married, a long white dress, bridesmaids, flowers. I have seen it since I was little and I would love to see it become a reality.

3. Enjoy my job 
I feel like I have already achieved this in some ways but of course, we can always think of things that could be slightly better and I am not yet in the job I have always wanted so don't believe it is fully achieved. One of my life motto's is 'do the things you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.' Some days will be less enjoyable than others but overall I want to enjoy my work.

4. Live in a nice house in a nice area 
All I want to do at the minute is move out of my family home and start my own life. The only thing stopping me is that I have always wanted to move out with someone as then that would be the foundations to my new life with a new person and so on and so forth. I just can't wait to be able to live my own life plus buying new homeware bits is right up my street!

5. Have my Own Business 
This one has slightly changed over time of what kind of business I would want, but I have always known I would like my own business, I'm still not 100% sure what it would be but I'm sure over time it will develop. 

6. Be a Presenter 
My dream of all dreams is to present, on stage, on screen or just audio. I just love to present, it's something I work incredibly hard towards but is also very hard to achieve. My dreams have always been a radio breakfast show and then even more of a dream would be a Blue Peter - but that is never ever going to happen!

7. Have a Golden Retriever 
I really really really REALLY want a dog! I would literally have any dog but I particularly love golden retrievers. Just to have a little companion and they are so loving and easily trained it would be the perfect dog.

8. Own a Mini 
This is a slightly materialistic one but my dream car has always been a Red Mini Cooper S, so one day I will own the perfect one!

What are your life ambitions?

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

All Warm & Cosy OOTD


If you see me this winter I will 100% be wearing this.

It is officially Autumn, it is cold, my favourite kind of clothing have hit the shelves and I love it!

When the colder months do roll round I always have a look online and in stores to find a few pieces I can get all cosy in and this I think I will be wearing every single day. Its the thickest, cosiest, warmest jumper dress so it feels like a constant cuddle or as if I am wearing a blanket 24/7. There possibly isn't anything better. It is also super flattering due to the cut, with a slash neck and then I simply roll up the sleeves. Its from isawitfirst.com and available in about 5 colours - if it was acceptable I would so buy all of them! I then put on a pair of black Chelsea boots from ASOS and then as it gets colder I a simple black biker jacket would look great!

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Sunday, 30 September 2018

October Goals!


September has been an interesting month, it is my least favourite month of the year as there's the low from the summer and not quite the fun that comes with Autumn, Winter and yes... I'm going to say it... Christmas! However, apart from a few issues I have thoroughly enjoyed the month as I managed to have a couple of days off from doing anything which I needed after over - working. I have now regained my love and passion for work and life. I have managed to get organised. I wouldn't say I managed to eat healthily but I have made a conscious decision to be a lot better with my diet. So all is good! 

Have a cosy night in

This is a random one but as I have found in September if I take time for myself it has made me happier and means that I enjoy the things I'm doing more as I'm less tired and have a much more positive mindset.

Do something for Halloween

I love Halloween but usually it will slip by and I kind of forget to do anything, so this year I am determined to do as much for Halloween as possible. I really fancy going to another Scarefest where there are mazes with things that jump out or even a film night with friends.


Write about what I love

The reason I stopped blogging for a couple of weeks was because I was reassessing what I really wanted to do as I had kind of lost the direction I was heading in. Everything felt rushed, unfinished and just overall not the quality I wanted. I have found if I write what I love then maybe this would change.

Save

I've always been good at saving, but I am also incredibly good at buying clothes. The two definitely don't mix but I am just going to set myself more of a budget so I can save even more which means I can move in the direction I want in life.

What are your October Goals?
  
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Wednesday, 26 September 2018

My Top Tips for Getting into the Media Industry

If I had a pound every time someone asked me 'how did you get into doing that?' I don't think I would have to work another day in my life. (In reality I would as... workaholic springs to mind!)  Countless people tell me they are interested in what I do and would love to do something similar but get ignored or haven't found the right opportunity, so if you're in a similar boat, this may help...

1. Work Experience

If I could only give one tip, it would be this and all my points below will be made a lot easier if you do this. I'm not going to say its easy to gain experience, it takes hard work, determination and a hell of a lot of emails and phone calls with 95% being a complete no. However, work experience beats any kind of qualification in the media industry (except some areas e.g. journalism). There are certain skills you can't learn in a classroom and work experience allows you to get a real taste of what you want to do and where. I know it made me change my idea on where i wanted to go but it also led to both my paid jobs since.

2. Do anything

On work experience and since, I have rarely said no to anything! I have always tried to come across willing and interested even if I could think of things better to do, as I knew doing those things well would mean in the future it will pay off and I will get to do the more exciting roles. I remember walking around a shopping centre for endless hours on a Sunday morning giving out leaflets promoting a competition on the radio - there were plenty of things I would of preferred but now it has got me doing really exciting opportunities.


3. Determination & perseverance

I mentioned briefly about determination as 95% of the time you will get knock backs. The first time is hard but just remember there is a huge competition out there and even though you might not be what they were looking for in that particular role you could be the perfect candidate somewhere else!

4. Making relationships

During work experience, interviews, and all my jobs I have made contacts. For me that has gained me extra freelance work as I know that when certain people I know are after a stage manager, presenter, events organiser they are more likely to think of me. Having a large presence on LinkedIn is also an amazing idea!

5. Social media presence

I would 100% say that this blog has unintentionally become an amazing source of work and income. Not only do I get sponsored blogposts which I am so grateful for but it has also given me more work opportunities as people know I am used to social medias, whilst also being up to date and know how to write.

6. Flexibility 

This is something I never really had to adapt to as I always prioritise work no matter what but being able to say yes to any opportunity that comes your way even if you have to cancel that day out is key - I'm not saying don't have a social life but be prepared to work hours that are so random as there's not a job I have been in yet where at some point there has been a very early start or late finish.

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