Thursday, 31 December 2015

Last post of 2015

Hey guys!

So it's finally the last day of 2015.

It's been an interesting year full of highs and lows.

I suppose the biggest thing that happened for me was I got three A Levels and the Welsh Baccalaureate which meant getting accepted into the University of Chester. 
I've also met new people and done loads of different things. I also finished school and moved away from home to go to uni.

The best part is that I can look back at all the posts I made in 2015 and see most of the stuff I did.
That's the best part of having a blog. Making memories into a post.

I also looked back to last year where I said I was going to post more and I did. I love blogging because I can literally blog about anything. I'm going to continue to blog into 2016 and try to post more regularly than usual so you may be seeing a lot of posts from me.

I hope to make 2016 the best year ever.
I kind of say this every year but really every year should be the best one yet.

So here's to the new year.

That's it from me for 2015.
I'll be back in 2016 with another post.

Bye guys!
I love you all.

Megan x

Monday, 28 December 2015

What's in my toiletry bag?

Hey guys!
So this is the second post I'm doing travel related and it's probably one of the most important things to have when travelling. A toiletry bag. Believe it or not you can't go away without one or you may find yourself being a bit smelly. Anyway, enough rambling and let's get on with the post.

Now as you can see I have two toiletry bags. This is because each contains different products for a certain reason. I'll explain a bit more when I talk about each of them but you'll probably understand.

The first is my wash bag which I use not just for travelling but in uni as well when I have to walk down the corridor to go and shower. I don't know where this bag is from as it was bought ages ago and it was originally my mum's and it came in a set of two but we lost the other one and I took this one. 

1. Timotei shampoo (perfect if you have greasy hair)
2. The Body Shop Raspberry Shower Gel
3. Batman flannel
4. Shower cap
5. Razors

The next bag is this one which was given to me last year for Christmas. Again I have no idea where it's from. Anyway, this is where I keep my basic toiletries and you may notice but most of these products are travel sized. I just thought the smaller the better and it'll save me having to carry big cans of sprays around in my suitcase as that'll fill up a lot space. 

1. Colgate travel toothbrush
2. Nivea travel deodorants
3. John Frieda travel size volumising spray
4. Silvikrin travel size hairspray
5. Morrisons fresh mint toothpaste
6. Active pocket floss
7. Swizzels Matlow double lollies lipbalm
8. Nail file

That's everything in my toiletries bag.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and I'll be back soon with another post.

Megan x

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

A Break from blogging over Christmas

Hey guys!

Now as you can guess from the title of this post is that I'm taking a break from blogging over Christmas.

This is mostly because the internet at my house is slow and it can get kind of frustrating.

Anyway, I've been doing a lot of uni work these past few weeks which has made me stressed and I just kind of want to relax and take a break from writing posts.

I hope you don't mind and can understand.

I'll be back next week or the week after hopefully.

I just wanted to let you guys know just in case you kept coming back to this blog and not finding a new post.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great Christmas or whatever it is you celebrate this time of year and I'll see you soon.

Bye guys!
I love you all.

Megan x

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Where have I been + December Photo Challenge Fail

Hey guys!

So as you may have noticed I haven't been very active on this blog recently.

Basically I've been really busy and tired to blog. Assessment deadlines are coming up and I've been working on them. Also I've been travelling. I visited my brother on Tuesday and stayed there until Thursday.
On Friday I went to a Christmas party.

I know it's not really an excuse but when I haven't been doing all those things I mentioned, I've just been having some me time and time to myself to watch YouTube videos and just chilling out.

Anyway, I've also been very ill recently but I thought about my blog and thought I better tell you where I've been as I know some of you read this blog.

With regards to the December Photo Challenge, I think I'm going to stop doing it just because it's a photo and then I have to talk about it and honestly I've lost the motivation to find or take photos for it.

I'm sorry if you were enjoying posts from me everyday but I think it's run it's course and I need to take a break. I'll probably try and make a post at least once a week.

Anyway, expect a few more posts for me soon as I have a few ideas and post drafts.
I'll be back soon with another post.
Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Monday, 7 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 7 - Pearl Harbor

So today's photo is a little sad but here it is.

I'm not going to lie. I was a little confused when I saw the world Pearl Habour on it. I know what happened there but I was like why is it in this photo challenge. So I googled it and it turns out that it happened on this day.

I find war and bombing really sad. I don't know if you've been hearing about what's been happening in the UK about whether or not to bomb Syria. I completely disagreed with this as I don't believe they should fight violence with violence. I'm not sympathising with terrorism but I'm just thinking of all the innocent people like children that have done nothing wrong are going to be frightened or even worse killed because of the bombing. It's just sad.

I don't mean to bring politics into this and this will be the only time I talk about this in this blog because I don't want to bring anyone down as that's not what this blog is all about.
Anyway, that's all I have to say today. I'm sorry if this post was sad but hopefully tomorrow's photo will be happier.

I'll see you soon.

Bye guys! I love you all.

Megan x

*I do not own the image shown in this blog post. I simply googled it.*

Sunday, 6 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 6 - Fav Vacation

So this is a little throwback for me today but here it is.

My favourite vacation was last year when I went to New York with my mum. I literally had the most amazing time there. I loved every minute of it. The sights. The sounds. It was amazing. I did everything. I went up the Empire State building. Saw the statue of liberty. Walked around Central Park. I even went to see Mamma Mia on broadway.

I hope to go there again and as I'm such a musical fan I'll be watching as many broadway shows as I can. That's my dream. I also want to go there for Christmas and New Year. I hope one day I could maybe live there, but who knows. Maybe 20-30 years I could be.
You never know what the future brings.

Anyway, that's it from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another December Photo. 

Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Saturday, 5 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 5 - Penguins

Hey guys!

So this is the fifth photo of December.

This is my little penguin purse thing. I bought this ages ago from New Look and I don't actually use it to keep my money in because it actually all falls. I keep my keys in here because this way it's easier for me to find my keys in my bag and that way I know there not at the bottom of my bag. I also find this little penguin purse cute.

Anyway, that's it from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another December Photo Challenge.

Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Tips on how to be productive and do assignments

Today was probably a very productive day. I have been procrastinating doing assignments until the week before they're due in. Yesterday I kind of realised this and thought I better get myself into gear and actually do them. Anyway, I kind of did a little bit of research on how to be productive yesterday and because of all the tips and tricks I found it made me more productive today.

Now, I'm going to share with you all the tips I found that were very helpful and also tips I discovered myself while doing an essay for 6 hours straight.

1. Go to bed early and wake up early
I know it's the weekend but this really does help. If you go to bed early, you'll have more sleep and this actually helps because you'll be less tired when you wake up in the morning. Also waking up early means you have more time in the day. Seriously, wake up at 8am. Have a few moments to yourself before you get out of bed to think of all the things you need to get done. After that get up and go. You'll be ready and working at 9am. 

2. Find a place to do your work with no distractions
Your bedroom may not be the best idea because you'll easily get distracted there. I went to the 24/7 library because I knew I'd be more productive in that sort of environment. Sometimes being surrounded by noise can be distracting but when the noise level is quiet and you can hear yourself think you'll be getting that essay done in no time. 

3. Make a list
Lists are so helpful because if you follow each point on your list you can get the work done. It also kind of makes you feel like you've actually accomplished something every time you cross something off your list.
Also put the work that's priority and maybe due in first on top of your list so that can be the first thing you accomplish.

4. Take breaks
Seriously. Take a break every now and then. If you've worked for three hours then take a break because you deserve to. It also helps when you do take a twenty minute or half an hour break because you can just relax a little before doing your work again. It'll also help your mind set because if you don't take a break you may find that you'll be getting stressed out and that's the last thing you want to happen.

5. Reward yourself
Give yourself a reward at the end of it all. It'll all be worth it then and you'll actually deserve. For example you can tell yourself "If get a page done today then I can go out with my friends or watch another episode of my favourite TV series on Netflix.

And that's all my tips on how to be productive and do assignments.
I hope this was helpful to some of you.
I'll be back soon with the fifth photo of the December photo challenge.

Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Friday, 4 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 4 - Christmas Card

Hey guys!

So this is the fourth picture of the December photo challenge.

I bought these cute little cards to give to my hall mates. I got them from the 99p store. I think they're really cute and nice little cards. I remember back when I was in primary school it was a tradition that every year in December all my class mates gave each other little Christmas cards like these. It wasn't really a tradition but everybody just did it. It was nice actually and you felt loved if you got a few cards. 

Anyway, that's it from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another photo.

Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Thursday, 3 December 2015

The 100th Post

Hey guys!

So after having this blog for over a year and a half I have now reached my 100th post.

I thought I would take an opportunity to thank all the people that read my blog. I know I'm not some big blogger with thousands of readers but I don't really mind about that. I'm not writing posts just for views or comments. I'm just writing it because I like to write and I feel like this improving my writing in some way.
I also hope that it's helping some people with some tips or advice about something.
Now I know that nobody comments on any of my posts and that's fine with me. I read blog posts and don't comment on them. But I know that people are reading my posts from looking at the views especially after I make an update on Twitter saying I've written a post I can see at least over 10 people have read it. 

Anyway, thank you to all of you who have read my blog. Whether your new to this blog or have been reading this blog for a while. Thank you and I love you all.

Plus if you want to comment something or ask me something or suggest a blog post then don't be afraid too.
I have an open mind and I won't judge.
However, I won't be accepting negativity.
That's not what I want my blog to be about.

Anyway, thanks again and I'll be back soon with another post.

Bye guys. I love you all.

Megan x

December Photo Challenge Day 3 - Favourite Holiday Movie

I have so many favourite holiday movies. They're all so good but I have to say a classic and one that I would watch every year with my family and never fails to make me smile is..

Home Alone.

I love this film it's funny and a Christmas classic. I also like the sequel. I've never seen the other ones after that because it's not the same actors. 

Of course I love other Christmas films like Elf and a Christmas Carol but this one is my absolute favourite and as you can tell it's on Netflix.

Anyway, that's it from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another photo.

Bye guys. I love you all.

Megan x

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 2 - Outdoors

So the second photo of this challenge is outdoors.

Here's the photo I took.

This is the view from my window. As you may be able to tell it's night time and it's also raining. I like the view from my window because it's not boring and you can see most of the halls surrounding the centre of campus. It's quite nice during the day but also nice during the night.

Anyway, that's all from me today. I'll be back tomorrow with another photo.

Bye guys! I love you all!

Megan x

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

December Photo Challenge Day 1 - Christmas Tree

So it's officially December which can mean it's nearly Christmas. Yay!
As you know I'm doing this photo challenge where I'll be posting a photo everyday on my blog so you can hear from me everyday. As well as the photo I'll be writing a little bit and also I'll be posting twice a week on my blog. I'm not going to set certain days in which these two posts will be up, but just know they'll be up.

Anyway, on with the first photo.

So the first photo of the month is Christmas tree. Now being a student I can't afford a big Christmas tree and also having a big Christmas tree in my bedroom would be an inconvenience to me. As you know I bought this tree the other day and I got it from the 99p store. I just put it on my windowsill and decorated it with tinsel. Now it makes my room feel Christmassy. 

I also only have over two weeks left until Christmas break. However, I do have five assignments due in those two weeks so I'm probably going to be stressing over them for a while. 

So yeah. That's all I have to say. Also, now that it's December now is a good time to feel festive.

Anyway, bye guys!
I love you all.

Megan x