Saturday, 27 November 2010


Hey everyone! I'm currently freezing my fingers off as I type this to you under the covers of my bed. Just catching up with my weekly doses of my favourite blogs and drinking some tea. It snowed today and whilst most people are getting very excited about it, I'm just cold. This week went really quickly at school though, mostly because I was dreading it so much! Not much happening in terms of life and such, but with the completion of many essays, projects and homeworks, I have actually had quite a bit of free time this week.

So I'm feeling quite a bit more cultured after lots of reading, films and the like.
I read Paper Towns by John Green - an absolutely amazing novel. It was recommended to me by two friends and it is honestly a fantastic story with profound meanings. Just everything that you want, really. I recommend it to every one of you!
It's not pictured, but I also read Looking For Alaska by John Green, another great novel.
Bought Elle a few weeks ago, Alexa Chung on the cover, of course.
Watched two really good films:
Entre Les Murs or The Class, about a French teacher in inner-city Paris. I really love foreign films and subtitles, I thought that the message was strong in this, so yeah, I found that it was really good.
Also, Capitalism: A Love Story, a documentary by Michael Moore. I've seen another Moore documentary called Sicko before. He instills a lot of humour into serious issues and I really liked this one too.
And last but not least, the Times newspaper with a Harry Potter special. Which links nicely with my trip to the cinemas with some friends to see The Deathly Hallows on Friday 19th. Had so much fun and I cried when Dobby died!


Also pictured above is my successful fishtail plait! After a couple of days of useless attempts, I finally managed it. I can do them a lot better now as practice really does make perfect. :-)

I'm gonna go warm my hands up with the hairdryer now and maybe peruse the Zara website. This year, I haven't quite got the Scrooge outlook on Christmas like I did last year. Despite the cold weather, I have to remember that I only have three weeks of school left. Which isn't quite so bad, is it?! Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend! Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

Saturday, 20 November 2010

I won a blog award and a giveaway!

Ahhh I can't believe I haven't blogged in 2 weeks, it's a travesty, but I'm back on track soon. I'll be updating you on everything that's gone on in the past two weeks, but firstly... Here is my blog award!
I received a blog award from the lovely Jasmine at :: Lavender's Green ::! Honestly, Jasmine is a fantastic blogger and does the best posts about everything blog-like. Take a look!

1. Why do you blog?
I don't really know, I just love writing about random stuff and having something as an outlet. I'm always too lazy to write in a diary every day so I like being able to share various things to people and being able to interact with people from all around the world is just amazing! Receiving positive feedback is ridiculously reaffirming and just to be able to talk about whatever is amazing.

2. Three best memories.
- This summer, when I saw the musical, Wicked, at the Gershwin Theatre on Broadway in New York City. It was possibly the best moment of my entire life thus far. I got goosebumps and honestly, I can't even explain it, the entire 2-3 hours, I was just in awe and thought about how lucky I was to be able to experience something as magical as that musical.
- When I got into the grammar school that I now go to. Doing the exam was the most nervewracking thing ever, but when I got in, it was an amazing moment.
- Climbing up to the top of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City in Rome. It was overwhelming and brilliant, crowded yet amazing. It was magical and I don't know why it was so great, it just was.

3. Four of the best fiction books you've read.
- The entire Harry Potter series - J. K. Rowling
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
- The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
- Paper Towns - John Green
- High Fidelity - Nick Hornby
- Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
- Before I Die - Jenny Downham
- Let's Get Lost - Sarra Manning
- Man and Boy - Tony Parsons
(Sorry, couldn't stick to four!)

4. Five best movies ever made.
- Pretty Woman
- 500 Days of Summer
- Thirteen
- Amelie
- Juno
- Anchorman
- Zoolander
- Into The Wild
(Sorry again, I couldn't stick to five!)

5. Five things you can't live without.
- My family and friends
- Laughing
- Good food
- Good music
- Good books

6. If you could change your name, what would it be?
I don't know! I've always thought about having a different name, but honestly, my name isn't really so bad when I think about it. Maybe something more interesting, but my mind is failing me at the moment.

7. Tell us a unique and interesting fact about yourself.
I have had the dream of going to Christy Church College, Oxford University, ever since I can remember. It is slightly weird and not the most glamorous fact ever, but I've just always known that I want to go there; my two aunties and my uncle went there, I went to my aunty's graduation there, my other aunty got married there. It's a magical place and I never want to go study anywhere else.
Other than that, I have a twin sister (non-identical) and we're good friends most of the time and have the same friendship group, she's pretty much my best friend.

8. What do you love most about yourself?
I love the way that I can make someone feel good about themselves and I love the way that it makes me feel. I also love the fact that that I don't have to get on with everybody and it doesn't bother me if I do or don't. I think that's important, cause you can't have everybody love you. I'd hate it if I was the sort of person who dwelled on stuff like that too much.

9. If you had a 'Freaky Friday' experience, who would you change places with?
I would change places with my mother, just to see what her life is like and how she deals with life, especially since it's not easy being a mother of three kids and practically having to juggle doing that and a job, practically single-handedly, is a pretty massive feat. I would want to swap places to understand and be more empathetic when I'm acting like a spoilt teenager!

10. What is the best thing about being a woman?
I love that I can be hormonal and laugh and cry and do whatever I want. I guess it's just consolation for all the labour, childbirth and monthly crimson wave... :-)

Also... Some other very very exciting news as I won my first ever blog giveaway! Ever! Thanks so much to the lovely Poppy at Bears and Bunting! I received the lovely package from her after school one day and I was ecstatic, thanks so much! Here is what I received:

Great prizes, right?! Feeling rather lucky right now... Now I must be off to do some work, but I'll definitely do an update again soon. Hope everyone's enjoying their weekends too :-) Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Tired Eyes

It's November already, what has happened to 2010?! I'm now distinctly aware of how much has happened in this past year or so, I just can't believe it's gone by so quickly! This week has been the longest one so far though, I'm sure of it. First week back after half term and I realised just how much I have to do and so little time to do it in! My Biology exam is on Thursday and I'm dreading it, it's such a weak point of mine and I don't want to completely flop it. Blah de blah, school is boring me and I just want to fast forward to the holidays.

I wish I wasn't so negative and also that I had something to blog about other than school stuff, but it's pretty much the only stuff going on right about now. Anyway, here are some photos of the paper-mache shoe I made for my Art project. I'll take some more pictures later and post them as well. Art was taking over my life for a while a few days ago, but now I'm back up to speed and it's actually such a great creative outlet, because the rest of the subjects I've taken for GCSE are just so academic, so yeah, really enjoying that.


Hope you like them! I'm thinking about tinkering with my blog name/URL, but I dunno cause then I don't think my followers can see my blog if I change the URL or something. Also, I have no idea what I'd change it to. Maybe I'll just be too lazy and not change it. Who knows.
ALSO, guess who has a half day on November 19th? Guess who's already booked her tickets to go to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1? YES, THAT'S RIGHT, ME. I know, I'm so psyched, it's unreal. :-) Bon weekend and happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

P.S. This is called Tired Eyes because my eyes are drooping at this current moment in time, seriously. I am so tired and I had a four hour nap when I got in from school, and now I need to sleep because I'm feeling uncharacteristically tired lately. Partly due to my living on five hours a night, every night this week. Zzzzzzzzz