Thursday, 16 April 2015

British Summers/Fifty Shades of Sunburn

It's been - I dare say - hot outside. The sun is staying up longer, skies are blue, it's brighter and warmer.

I don't like it.

Whenever it's sunny, and liquid vitamin D starts falling out of the sky, people go weird. Sunglasses are on, legs are out and crowds emerge to photosynthesise in any patch of sun available.

And that would be fine. Think of the ideal summer:
  • Picnics on the grass
  • Sunbathing in the park
  • Drinks outdoors at cafes and pubs
  • Walks on the beach
  • Shopping on the high street

Isn't that lovely?

Monday, 13 April 2015

Writing Update #8

I'm back! I have some spare time (sort of)! It's been nearly .... 2 MONTHS? I'm so sorry.

  • Big news - I'm now officially an award winning poet! I entered my university's Paddon Award competition and somehow ended up receiving first place in the finalists' evening. I'll talk more about it in a later post, but here's a recording of me performing the poem.
  • My editorship at Exeposé has ended, which is immensely saddening. However,  I'm now the print editor of Razz My Berries Magazine, a uni publication I love. The online editor and I have been messaging and sharing ideas, and we can't wait to start.
  • MUSE. They're releasing songs from their new album, Drones, and I'm obsessed. I saw them live for the first time a month ago, fulfilling a life-long dream and making my 14 year old self very emotional (expect a sentimental post soon). Also managed to meet the whole band after the gig, which was mind-blowingly amazing.
This was their opening song. Apparently it's too explicit for radio (there's a lot of F- words), but it is INCREDIBLE live. Also - they've been playing that riff at live shows for almost as long as I've been alive, so was really exciting when it was finally used as a song!

My camera couldn't cope with their light show, but Muse are beautiful people

Real Life and Other Nonsense
  • I'm back in my home town, hoping to pass my driving license. Third time lucky, eh? (*internal sobbing*)
  • Exams are ahead, so expect a lull in blogging, then a big burst as I become free.
Have a lovely Easter/Spring Break Whoo Hoo for the Americans.