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18 Nov

Get your blog backgrounds here!

17 Nov

Ok, rather than wasting what little storage I have on WordPress, I’ve joined Photobucket and uploaded all my backgrounds.

All you have to do is:

  1. Select a theme on WordPress, Blogger or Tumblr that allows you to change the colours/image
  2. Download one of the tiles from my Photobucket library
  3. Upload that as your background image
  4. Choose the “tile image” option.

I haven’t stuck any title or links on these, so you can use them away without my name/this blog’s brand stuck anywhere on your site!
Check back soon for more blog backgrounds, because I’m going to keep making them.

Song of the week 1

16 Nov

A cute little music video, enjoy!
Flight Facilities: Crave You

Being the best version of you

16 Nov

Waiting for New Years to change the way you live your life means missing out on living time to the full, so I’m starting from today. My betterment scheme includes both appearance and emotional-based changes, to make me feel better about who I am. Rather than trying to be a poor imitation of someone I’m not, I’m going to be the best version I possibly can be of myself.

Self-help is a huge sector in the book industry recently, but I think that the best way to improve your life is to identify what you don’t like and change it, no matter what title or label you give this change. I think this advice cheat-sheet could help anyone improve themselves and the way they feel about themselves. Or course, some things (like “don’t be show-offy”) will vary for each person. You might want to replace that with “be more outgoing”. Anyway, print this (or your own list) out, cut it out, and stick it somewhere you’ll see it everyday. For more subtle reminders, since I don’t want everyone seeing my list for self improvement in my school homework journal for example, take a word from each sentence and write them everywhere to trigger your memory while not letting everyone in on the secret.

  • Smile more often, and bring happiness into your life and other’s lives straight away.
  • Be nicer, kinder and softer, and discard the brash-side you use to hide your insecurities.
  • Don’t be patronising or show-offy, avoid trying to look cool.
  • Give everyone a chance, be sweet rather than sour.
  • Make an effort with clothes and hair, always feel good about how you look.
  • Avoid procrastination and keep your deadlines.
  • Practise any commitments you’ve taken up, such as instruments or sports.
  • Actively be in a good mood most of the time.
  • Try and ignore insecurities and make yourself act quietly confident until you feel it naturally.
  • Eat lots of fruit and veg.
  • Do a little exercise every night to help you sleep.
  • Sleep for eight hours!

This is my to-do list. I’ll check back here to tell you all how I’m getting along with the whole self-improvement thing.

Scrumptious Nutella Truffles

16 Nov

I found these while surfing around Pinterest, and they are delicious! Click the picture to see the recipe. The website they’re from, My Baking Addiction, has some other amazing treat to try, so have a look!

 

The Chill Out Cube

15 Nov

To channel my inner creativity, I decided to organise some of my instagram photos into cool collages. On my travels across the internet, I found this gem called Printsgram which lets you create sheets of stickers, collages, or even *gasp* cubes of your photos!

Anyway, as a little treat to all you avid readers, here’s a little bit of coolness that can add to the serenity of your room, with lots of pretty landscape photographs. Just click on the picture below to download the PDF file and print it off.

Click here to see the PDF and maybe even download it??!?

Why Silvia is Kinda Cool

15 Nov

In school at the moment, we’re studying the poetry of Silvia Plath. Her life was a pretty turbulent one by anyone’s standards, so I will admit I sat down thinking, “well, this will just be a whole pile of depressing.”

However, it’s actually not. Yes, some of her poems are quite dark and gloomy, but one we’ve recently done, The Times Are Tidy, really connects with me. Up to this point, my favourite poems have been The Lake Isle Of Inisfree, by W.B. Yeats, because of its dreamlike, soporific feeling and beautiful mystical imagery, and Sea Fever by John Masefield because of, again, it’s exquisite imagery and the way it personally connects with me and expresses how I feel.

While The Times Are Tidy does not contain lavish imagery, it does convey the basic frustration I feel with modern living and the yearning I feel for long ago fairytale times; an era of courage and adventure and excitement.

It’s pretty cool, go and Google it.