Saturday, 20 September 2014

Why I write?

The last two weeks of my life have kinda been crazy hectic. So, I've had 9 weeks off for summer and I have been doing a lot of lazying around and watching Netflix, returning to college was a major hit to my body. I'm absolutely exhausted, getting up a couple of days a week at 6am, leaving the house by 7am and getting home at 6 in the evening. Too much public transport and not enough sleep. Despite the awful early starts, I am really enjoying college. I'm studying 3 English subjects: English Literature, English Language and Creative Writing. You can tell I like books and writing right? In fact, somebody said to me today "I bet you read dictionaries before you go to sleep" 

I began my Creative Writing course for the first time 2 weeks ago and I friggin' love it. I love it so much that I'm going to start sharing things I've written. 

Here's the first one.

Why Do I Like To Write?

I like to write because I want to entertain people. There's nothing better than somebody reading my writing and telling me they enjoyed it, although it makes me nervous. I want to leave a mark on the reader. I want the reader to remember what I said. 
Writing brings me comfort. A comfort that nothing else can bring me. Writing my thoughts down is a coping mechanism for me. Maybe if I'm feeling down or alone, a piece (or pieces) of paper and a pen soothe my worries. I feel better after writing. I feel as if the paper listens to me and understands. It's my best friend.
Whether I write in my journal or on my blog about my day out in London. It's a remedy. Late at night, I think. I think too much. I have to get out of bed and write. Sometimes, even half way through the night, if I wake up and remember a dream, I have to write it down. 
As a child, I remember filling notepad after notepad. They were often full of magical, out of this world short stories. I wish I knew what happened to them. Are they in my loft? Or did they get chucked in the bin? I'll have to make it a little adventure and find these stories. The mind of an 8 or 9 year old Brianna. I wonder if I'd laugh or cringe.

Friday, 12 September 2014

Favourite events of the last month.

Hi again, I was going to do a week in photos but then I realised I haven't done one in a while. So, I have a build up of photos that I need to put somewhere and I'm just going to make a sort of month of photos/favourite things I've done in the last month. 

A couple of weeks ago, I went into London with my mum, brother and sister. Here is a photo of my mum and sister enjoying their hot chocolate. We left early morning and went for breakfast at our favourite restaurant called Garfunkels. Garfunkels serves incredibly tasty food for an amazing price. 

Breakfast at Garfunkels. American style pancakes with ice cream and berry compote. Look at this beauty. 10/10 would recommend. 

This was my first time actually walking around Piccadilly Circus and I loved it. So very touristy and photographic. I went to the Waterstones flagship store here and oh my friggin' god. I had the best time ever, like a bookshop with 7 floors??? HEAVEN for a bookworm. 

The Natural History Museum. We decided to spend an hour here for my brother and sister and they loved it. My favourite part in the museum is definitely the stuffed animals and full scale size animals. Absolutely amazing. If I could live here, I would. The architecture of the building is breathtaking and beautiful. 

Oooh selfie. I had my hair cut for the first time in years a few weeks back. I've always had a massive fear of hairdressers but my hair was in such a state, it had to go. (Apologies for a no make up face)

First day back at college outfit details. This yellow jumper (H&M) is my favourite this season and yellow is for sure my colour. This necklace is so pretty (Topshop) 

I went to a party last weekend to sorta say goodbye to all my friends who are leaving for uni in the next week. I had a great night seeing all my friends after not seeing them in a good couple of months. You probably already know but I'm in the middle. Playsuit is Topshop. 

My sister and I having bonding time over our homework until she spilt my drink over the electrics. She's just started her first year of secondary school bless her. 

Constantly finding myself to college, sitting alone eating my lunch and enjoying a good book. I'm not complaining, I prefer being alone and getting on with things. 

Ok that's me done, I'm going to try add more structure and varied posts but at the moment, life is busy with college and life things.