A long needed update

Two months and a bit since a blog post….. Jesus ๐Ÿ˜…

Hey, hope you’re having a great day and or night!

I’ve had a massive procrastination recently of what to write, as well as loaded on homework, new hobbies, and extreme pressure from teachers, but they aren’t excuses, it’s never that you are ‘too busy’ but more that you choose how to fill your time, and Blogging took a massive back step for me.

I recently had a conversation with a music teacher of mine who mentioned me starting a blog about books, such as books we are doing for GCSE’s in the UK. I was bashful, and kinda just agreed and stuff, saying that not many people would enjoy me blabbering on about books, then proceeding to yap on about the Brontรซ sisters ๐Ÿ˜‚

But I did take what she said in, and thought about my very inactive site where I used to have so much fun creating a form of diary that someone can read, and (hopefully) enjoy. I knew I’ve always enjoyed writing, and recently decided I want to do something to do with English (the subject) when I am older, so making my sight also have things such as reviews on books, poems and stories, as well as the analysis of them could be interesting to other people.

I don’t think I’d want to just do blog posts on books, but art work, day to day things and stuff I used to do my posts on. Picking up my old hobbies is something I’ve been trying to do recently, and I have been reading and painting a lot more that in the past ๐Ÿ™‚. I’d really advice anyone to never give up on something, but to hold on as long as possible, unless it’s causing you harm.

I would like to aim to try do more blog posts now, as a form of escape when I need it, so don’t expect anything just yet as I’m setting myself back on my feet, but hopefully they’ll be more things in the future๐Ÿ˜Š

Cassie xx

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Calming hobbies to relax

Hey guys, hope your having a nice Sunday

I’ve not written in a good while, gonna do a final instalment on my French exchange experience! It was really lovely (fairly terrifying, but so worth it!!) and hopefully you’ll see that soon!

Anyway, today I thought that I’m gonna write up on easy, calming hobbies and tasks you can do to help yourself calm down or relax! Here we go๐Ÿ˜Š

Keep a journal/diary

This is like the classic answer, and lots of people I say this to, or mention to that I have a diary usually take the Micky out of it, and think it’s ‘uncool’, but honestly writing up on how you feel, what you’ve done today etc can be so relaxing and you will also have something to look back on in years to come! Also , personally I can’t read back on what I’ve written , at least not yet, as I find it quite cringe, but I think that’s actually a good thing because you shouldn’t write as if to an audience in a diary, you should try to write how you really truly feel about things!

Photography

Taking pictures and snapping memories of parts of your life to look back on is such a lovely idea, and I’ve always loved the idea of Polaroid or disposable cameras (may put them on my xmas list)!i think that you would aim to take at least 3 pictures every time you visit a new place or area, and collect them up ๐Ÿ™‚

Reading

I get a lot of criticism from my friends and others because I usually have a book with me, or am reading one, but I can’t think of much else better than being able to escape to a new fantasy world, or travel back in time to somewhere new and different! Also you’re not just de stressing when reading, you are learning about something new, even in a fiction book you are finding out how someone sees that thing you think about differently or agree with!

Colouring

I personally don’t do much colouring in in those colouring books, but after drawing something , I enjoy shading in or colouring in said thing. Colouring in is known for being a massive calming activity and will also look really pretty afterwards! There are lots of colouring books out there, and you could even draw the patterns first then colour it all in!

Walks

This is kinda hard if you live in a busy city, but if not and you live in an area you can g of or a calming walk. When I’m walking I like to listen to music personally, which is also an amazing stress reliever, but you can walk in the silence and take in the atmosphere. Contributing to that, you are exercising in a form of way and getting fresh air too!

Crafting in general

From sewing, knitting to origami, anything that just takes a little time can be very tranquil and also sometimes can be a good life skill, like sewing or knitting! Only thing I’d say with these sorts of things is you have to take your time, as you can go really wrong with origami and knitting is very difficult, but practice makes perfect!

Games

Things such as puzzles, or even just card games with family, friends or yourself can be fun! Especially if you do have someone to do them with, as you can have a good laugh and also just relax and enjoy!!

Watching something with a hot drink and blankets

Very specific, but this is one of my favourite things to do ever! If you didn’t know, I’m a massive home person, and just chilling in bed all day is so much more appealing than having a day out shopping for example ( I do leave the house FYI ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) and who doesn’t want to just relax in comfy clothing, watching something they love wrapped up snug!!

Let me know if there are any things you guys do that is calming and helps you to stop stressing! Hope you have a great day! Bye!

Cassie xx

French exchange pt2

bonjour Mon amis!! 

hope you are all doing good! 
since I last wrote up a post I have really enjoyed my exchange! I have today and 2 more days until I leave to go home on Saturday, and I will definitley miss it here! 
I think that many people do find exchanges really really difficult since it’s a new situation with strangers, but you do get accepted into the family and get used to everything! 
im very lucky that my family im staying with are very accepting and have been kind to me. except my Exchange parter and her Mรจre, the rest of the family speak no English at all, so of course there have been some awkward moments, but eventually everyone gets used go each other and it’s all good!! 
wanted to make this post really fast as I actually have some battery on my phone for once๐Ÿ˜‚hope you enjoyedenjoyedreding this, bye!!! 
Cassie xx

French exchange pt1

hey guys, I’m in France!! 
today I wanted to just write about my experience so far
The coach journey was very long, around 22 hours, and im glad I did manage to get some sleep on there 
we also went a bit by ferry, which was very luxurious I thought, and that took up  7 hours of the 22 we travelled 
after that we had one more hour of coach, and I was very exited by then, but my Friend was a little bit worried so we all comforted her. 
that brings me to today,  I’ve slept over at my partners house, who is very nice! 

if I’m completely honest I feel quite homesick and miss my Family, and as we are staying for so long (8 days,  more like 6 though now) im a bit sad i guess.  today I spend the whole day with her again, then tomorrow I get dropped off somewhere at her school and im with all my friends for the day until after her school day is done
I would really appreciate some tips about feeling less sad, if anyone’s experienced this before
thankyou for reading,  bye! 
cassie xx

AUTUMN!!!

THANK GOD!

Finally it’s my favourite time of the year! So much to look forward do, Halloween, Bonfire night!

Understatement to say I’m exited…….

Autumn may be rainy and colder (that’s what exites me, but carrying on!) it’s a new year, a new everything!

I’m in a weird mood if I’m honest, and you haven’t guessed.. I actually have a head ache and probably need a nap but I’m here for a chat apparently!!

Recently I’ve been getting so much more homework, and it’ll destroy me eventually๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I don’t have many tips for
homework, except just try do it asap so you have the time to do something you actually want to be doing, unless you want to be doing that.. everyone’s different?

The weathers started to be more misty and raining! I’m so happy to be wearing jumpers and not getting weird looks coz it’s April and I’m wearing knitted things, stop judging !๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I think I’m going to stop writing nonsense, I’m a little hysterical it seems…I hope you enjoyed this? Have a good day!

Cassie xx

New books I haven’t read yet!!

Afternoon guys, how’s your day going?

For my birthday I got a load of new books, and thought I’d do a post on them, since I haven’t tried them out, and they sound great!

Here we go!

Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

This book sounds amazing, and from the blurb it tells about two women who are pretty much opposites coming together. The book is also fairly big but I have a feeling it’ll be worth it!

The girl of ink and stars by kiran Millwood Hargrave

This book I’m debating wether or not if it’s my sort of book, but it sounds very adventury (is that a word?) and isn’t too big of a read from what it looks like!

Demon road by Derek Landy

I have actually started reading this book series, and it is absolutely amazing so far! It’s about a girl with very odd parents, and saying much more will probably ruin it, so I’ll leave it at that, but it’s great!!

Persuasion by Jane Austen

This book is actually fairly small, and the print isn’t extremely small, so possibly a fast read, but the book is about a woman deciding against marrying a sailor. This is Austen last completed book, and I’m very exitied to start it!!

I decided to keep this fairly short, and I might do a post on these after I have finished reading them!!

Hope you have an amazing day, bye!

Cassie x

First week back!

Hey guys!

Today I thought I’d just chat about my first week back at school, and just have a casual talk!

(Totally not putting off homework already..๐Ÿ˜‚)

My first week wasn’t horrific, but I think as everyone does, I got first day nerves๐Ÿ˜ฌ

The most unnerving for me is new seating plans, coz you can be really really unlucky or super lucky in where you end up. Majority of my lessons ive had really decent seating! It’s really all about making friends with people and being open to it, and usually I deal with that, but you do have to make a good effort to be at least semi confident and talk to the people around you as much as you can

So far my favourite lessons have probably been History, French, English and art (clearly not very academic ๐Ÿ˜‚)

In a lot of my lessons I don’t have many friends in them, but as I said you have to just make the effort to be friendly and go from there!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

I think this will have to be a short post, as unfortunatly I have to do homework๐Ÿ˜•

Let me know how your first week went, and what your fave subject is!!

Bye!

Cassie x

The entertainer blogger award

Hey guys, hope you’re ready for a new week!!

Today I’m doing an award , and before I start it I would like to thank my friend Ann ( her like is here please follow her and read her posts, they’re amazing!!) who is very lovely and kind for nominating me!โค๏ธ

Rules:

Thank the person who nominated you, and give a link to their blog

Add rules for others to follow

Add rules to your post for others to follow

Answer questions below

Display award photo in your post

Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most of all, entertaining โค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

Here are the questions!

Why did you start a blog in the first place?

I started blogging because I have a diary, and of course that is a lot more personal, but I absolutely loved the idea of sharing stories and experiences with others! I was also quite inspired by zoellas books ‘girl online’ and that gave me the final boost to set up this site!โค๏ธ

What is your favourite book?

Nooooo!!I find it so so so hard to choose a favourite book as I’m a massive bookworm but if I had to, I’d choose a book from the Percy Jackson or heroes of Olympus series (you couldn’t make me choose, not possible๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚) but Rick Riordan is definitely by far my favourite modern author!

What do you dislike the most?

I don’t dislike anything massively, because it’s not a good thing to dislike or… oh wait, I have something ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I really don’t like ( ok fans of this are gonna hate me๐Ÿ˜‚..) TWILIGHT. I’m not gonna go on a rant about it because we could be here all day, but yea, that’s it! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

What is your favourite food at the mall?

We don’t have malls in Britain really, but in town or at the shopping centre, I always get a sausage roll ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

What is your favourite past time?

I have a lot of past time, but I think my top three favourite are drawing, reading and writing!

My nominees:

Luimaria

Rosinalee

Rosamae

Thoughts in life

Moushmi

Adventuringirl

Smiling dreamer

Artistbybeauty

Brandy222

Simplymarissa

Alicia

Waves of awesomeness

I hope all the links in this post work by the way!!

Ideally enjoyed writing this post! Hope you liked it too, bye! Xx

Cassie x

100 followers!?

Omg!?! Hey guys, how are you?

I want to start this post off by expressing how happy I am! This Blog means so much to me and to say I’ve hit a big milestone (for me personally) is actually crazy!

I started this blog around about the 28th of December, 2016, and recently, around a few weeks ago I decided to pick up this blog again as I hadn’t posted for a month and was determined to not give up because of procrastination! I’m not one to give up and I really didn’t want to at this point! School and life had started to get a bit busy, and I know it will get busier, but the idea of blogging is it’s a hobby and you make time for it, as it’s your little safe space for you and others around you!!

Since I started, I’ve definitely changed greatly, and have secured my own sense of a style of blogging and made so many amazing friends, in what has been a very important time in my life so farโค๏ธ

I recently had my birthday, and this is by far the best present I have received! Not just because I’ve ‘done well’ or ‘come far’, but because I have made some amazing friends who’s blogs I love, and found a lovely new outlet to express myself and how I feel about things

Thank you so so much for this guys, and I do hope you stick around ๐Ÿ˜‚ love you guys!โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Cassie x

Getting glasses ๐Ÿ‘“

Ok, I tried to write this earlier this afternoon, and it wouldn’t load, so here we go again! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hi guys, how was your day?

Today I did pretty much nothing, if I’m honest, I sat around watching YouTube all day.. I need to get outside more๐Ÿ˜‚

For this topic id like to share opinions and advice with one and other

Let’s get into it then!

When I was younger, I didn’t want nor need glasses. My eyes have always been pretty decent, and I’ve never had blurred vision or an issue with them. When I was younger, the glasses that seemed most popular were the small rectangle ones, or at lest that’s what I saw most people wearing, and 7 year old me opted out of that one pretty fast ๐Ÿ˜‚

Recently my opinion on glasses changed, however.

Glasses are much more wide range nowadays I think, but then again maybe it’s just different trends coming in and out of fashion. Recently my eyes started to water and hurt sometimes, and I tried of a pair of glasses from one of my family members and could see through them much more clearer than I should of been able to..

so I decided maybe I should get my eyes checked up on๐Ÿ˜‚

I had never been to the opticians before, so I was a bit nervous, but I had absolutely no reason to, as everything went fine! I messed up when talking to other human being of course, because I’m an antisocial awkward bean, but I got through it ๐Ÿ˜‚

First I was taken to an open room where I had to look through into a lens and look at this image of a hot air balloon, but all they did was take the receipt that came from it and nothing else was said about it, so not certain what happened there๐Ÿ˜‚

Then i was called into one of the rooms and the optician examined my eyes, which was extremely uncomfortable, if I’m honest๐Ÿ˜‚
After that I looked into the lens and had to answer questions she asked related to the images on the machine, such as which lens looked clearer, which colour is brighter, and reading letters from further away.

After all of that I found out that i am *drumroll please*…..

Shortsighted! I actually didn’t expect I’d need them, but here we are! After we found out, another lady took us out and I tried on different glasses, and ended up choosing some black framed ones, which I’ll have in a week! My prescription isn’t that big I don’t think, but my eyes can be a bit awry sometimes so I’ll need them for further away things.

Let me know your opinions on glasses, any advice you can give me about starting to wear glasses and if you wear fake glasses? I think it’s really cool than some people do that, but personally I don’t think I could do that, as if someone with real glasses came up to me and asked me what my prescription was, I’d feel really awkward๐Ÿ˜‚

In some ways I’m glad I have glasses, as the pay suit my sarcastic geeky personality and they can look cool with different outfits, but I’m hoping my vision is better mainly!

Thank you for reading, have a great day, bye! X

Cassie x