Friday, 30 September 2011

B is for "Been only a day and I'm already struggling."

Hey everybody! Today is day two of my ABCs of me challenge...and I'll be honest, I should probably have read through the challenge before I took it up.

Because of all the riveting, exciting options for the letter B...well, it's bed size.


Who cares?!

Um...I have a single bed. And whilst I could probably spin this out into some kind of discourse on the benefits and drawbacks of being a singleton...yeah, that would be boring.

In other news


Thursday, 29 September 2011

ABCs of me!

Hey everybody! I know I've been appalling at posting recently. I'm averaging something like once every three weeks, which is SHOCKING. So in an attempt to keep the ball moving, I'm going to blog every day for the next 26 days.

Well no, I might not. I'm moving away to uni next weekend so chances are I won't have the time for that hefty I commitment, but I hereby promise you this: if I have ten minutes to spare, I will attempt to use that time to churn out a blog post.

But why 26, I hear you cry! Well, because I'm going to do the ABCs of me tag, which I nicked from Amy's blog (which by the way you should all check out.) It's supposed to be a one-post deal but I figured I'd spin it into something more substantial, so without further ado, I present you...the letter A.


I turned 18 in June, it's honestly been my favourite age so far, for a few reasons: eighteen means I can legally drink, which is pretty cool and which has definitely increased the range of things I can do on a Friday or Saturday night. I also was able to do work experience at HarperCollins (which I blogged about here and has a minimum age limit of 18)

I love you.
There are a few legal downsides, too: I have to pay adult price for basically everything now...which sucks. But really, that's by the by. Whilst the legalities of being eighteen have been novel, it's really the things I've done whilst 18 (ish...) that have made it my favourite age: holidays, free periods at sixth form (FOOD!) and leaving school which was sad but also made me realise how much I loved everyone...and then starting university which is going to be a MASSIVE step. It's a really...big...year.

And I love it! My life so far has been fab, but eighteen years doing the same thing in the same place has made me lonely and comfortable and I need to change it up and challenge myself! I don't doubt moving on to uni will be terrifying and there will be scary moments and awkward moments and moments where I want to jack it in and go home and snuggle up with my mom. But I cannot wait.

Eighteen has basically been a year of change. Huzzah for eighteen.

For reference, here's the list I'll be blogging on for the next month or so:
A. Age
B.Bed size
C.Chore that you hate
E. Essential start to your day
F. Favorite Colour
G. Gold or Silver?
H. Height
I. Instruments you play
J. Job title
K. Kids
L. Live
M. Mother's name
N. Nicknames
O. Overnight hospital stays
P. Pet peeves
Q. Quote from a movie
R. Right or left handed
S. Siblings
T. Time you wake up
U. Underwear?
V. Vegetable you hate
W. What makes you run late?
X. X-rays you've had
Y. Yummy food that you make
Z. Zoo animal

After that it should just about be time for which point I'll probably drop off the radar again. Sorry in advance for that :)

So um...obligatory end of blog question-time! How old are you? What's been your favourite age so far! Zoo!

Emma x

Saturday, 17 September 2011

So where the bloody hell have you been?


Well, no, that is untrue. For the last week, however, I've been away on work experience at the publishers Harper Collins in LANDAN...and whilst I've had internet access I've been knackered and gone to bed at like half 9 every night, so there ya go :)

Seriously the least overwhelming angle of their lobby. It was MASSIVE. 
Here is a general bullet pointed list of my stay:

  • London transport is brilliant. If you're a Londoner who doesn't agree, I suggest you try getting around Birmingham. I LOVE THE TUBE.
  • The place I was working in was so big that it had SQUASH COURTS in the basement.
  • I went to the Harper Awards (not particularly exciting) but Fern Britton was hosting! That was pretty cool.

  • I bought loads of books from the staff bookstore at a bargain 25p each! Brand new! I nearly cried with happiness. Although I had to limit myself to 8 because of carrying it all to the station...but I still bagged Looking for Alaska and the third volume of A Song of Ice and Fire so I'm pretty chuffed with myself :) that's about it! Except you should probably all go follow my friend Heather @ Love-Laugh-Read
because she's cool.

Okay, that's about it. I'll check in sooner next time :)

Emma x