Saturday, 30 June 2012

Down In The Valley

It is officially the last day of June! Halfway through 2012 already... Where has the time gone?! It feels like I've completely bypassed the first half of this year, but I'm determined to make the most of the last half!

Anyway, I was back at school on Wednesday for book return. Then on Thursday and Friday, I had my Sixth Form induction where I got to see my friends pretty much for the first time since school finished way back in May as well as meet lots of nice externals (people from other schools). After sort of being stuck in this bubble of seeing the same people at school for the last 5 years, it was so nice making new friends. I also got a taster of my new lessons: Maths, Further Maths, Economics, Chemistry and Latin. It was really fun and I liked the fact that the classes were a lot smaller and also the independence of being in Sixth Form. We had to wear business dress and it was pretty cool not having to wear a uniform anymore. Overall, I had a nice 2 days and am actually really looking forward to school starting in September (although not so much to the amount of summer work I've been set already...)!

Anyway, here are some pics from my Moleskine, as promised! 

1. Summer 2012 list! Soooo excited!
2. Guillaume Apollinaire & Jonathan Safran Foer quotations
3. Waterstones vouchers, rereading High Fidelity and starting The Help!
4. Quick pen drawing. (Apparently not doing any drawing for a few months has rendered me incapable of drawing faces...)

So I've got an exciting, hectic month ahead of me (hence my making the list)! Prom is in less than a week (on Friday 6th July, I can't waaaiiiit) and then I'll be hanging around with mates before I'm off to Taiwan for 2 weeks on 14th July! I can't wait to head out and have a good time with the family. So exciting!

Anyway, hope you're all well and enjoying the weekend, wherever you are! Happy blogging!
Chloe xxx

P.S. Still obsessed with The Head and The Heart. Most definitely my favourite new band at the moment.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Lengths

Wimbledon has officially begun, the sun has been shining (sort of) and it finally feels like summer! Since being free from exams and school, I've loved having free time to just read whatever I want, including magazines and blogs! I'm also making a mental note to sort through my entire music folder on iTunes and do some serious updating. It's just one of those things that I always want to do, but never seem to get round to doing... And finally doing creative things like drawing and blogging is so fun and I can't believe that it's finally summer - I'm determined not to waste all of this free time!

1. Magazines!
2. Sorting through iTunes
3. Flowers

Today, I went to town with my sister for some much needed shopping. As part of my school's sixth form, we are required to wear business dress, so I managed to buy a nice pair of trousers as well as some nice stationery from Paperchase. It was nice to just walk around and chill, although my feet were aching by the end of the day. My favourite pastime has to be sitting in Waterstones (which has the comfiest chairs in the world) and wile away all of my time reading books.

Anyway, I have book return tomorrow and then Sixth Form induction on Thursday and Friday, so that will take care of the rest of my week... It'll be so weird meeting new externals, but nice to see (almost) everyone in my year again too. And prom is in just 10 days! Exciting!

Hope you're all well! :-) Will hopefully be back with an outfit post of some sort soon, as well as some pics from my Moleskine. Happy blogging!

Chloe xxx

P.S. The Black Keys are amazing and The Lengths is probably my favourite song by them. It's one of their more mellow songs, but it just has something about it that makes me keep pressing the Replay button.

Sunday, 24 June 2012


Hello! So I'm officially back from my almost-2-month-long hiatus! It has flown by unbelievably quick and I am so pleased to say that I finished my exams on Friday 22nd June. With a grand total of 18 exams, I'm definitely glad to be seeing the back of them, although I am already dreading results day in August!

Anyway, now I can finally concentrate on enjoying my prolonged summer holiday, where I won't feel guilty for picking up a book or watching television or drawing when I'm supposed to be revising! I have quite a few photos and things to show you, but for this post, I wanted to share my final piece for my Art exam which I completed way back in April.


My starting point was Giants and I concentrated on large scale pieces and then later focussed on artists who used cities and walls as their canvases as well as portraiture and drawing. I was really very pleased with my final piece and am now actually a little sad to have finished Art GCSE, even though I won't miss the late nights trying to complete the coursework! It'll be nice to be able to draw for fun again though :-)

Anyway, enough of this Art talk! I've got some pics coming up from my Moleskine and some other bits and bobs since I've had free time on my hands. Can't wait to start blogging properly again. I'm now off to catch up on the HORDES of blogs that I've missed whilst I've been away. Hope you've all been well! It's good to be back!

Chloe xxx

P.S. Woohoooo, also listening to Bombay Bicycle Club again. Love them.