Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013. Wow, what a year.

As Dumbledore would say, 'Another year, gone!' Before he soon gave his favourite pupils extra points so that Gryffindor would win the House Cup. And yet, no-one really cared about the cup after Harry's first year as they all thought He Who Must Not Be Named will kill them. Shame really.
ANYWAYS, let's concentrate on the topic in hand!

2013, what a year. You've had your wonderful moments and your downright shitty times. I've met incredible people who I hope I'll be friends with for life. I've met those who have hurt me, betrayed me many times and have put me down. I still have those who have been close to me from the start and  I still don't want to let go of, who have picked me up when I needed a hand to hold.

This post follows a YouTube video that will hopefully go online before 2014 starts, we'll see how uploading goes. Just incase you can't watch my video or you just prefer to read, here's what I've basically said.

2013 was the year I went abroad for the first time in a couple of years. Amsterdam was an amazing experience, to have that amount of responsibility and yet that sense of freedom within a group of wonderful young musicians was incredible. I always appreciate how much music has saved my life and these groups have been my saviour. I went to NYJOS again where I think it was the best year, we were at Skye which was beautiful and I learnt a lot more this year than I ever did the previous two years. It was the best year to conclude my time with the summer school. As much as I love it, it got a little repetitive, it's expensive and money is tight at the moment, student blues much eh?

Remember those goals I posted this time last year? Well, let's see if I achieved them or not.

1. Get an actual job
Yeah, not a good start. I was a helper with the music group in Amsterdam but I didn't get paid for that. I work hard at university and I find it hard to juggle many things at once, not trying to sound like a lazy git (even though I am), I just like to do one thing at a time. I had a feeling if I had a part time job as well as university work, ensembles etc, I wouldn't get my degree. It's still something I hope to achieve, I know this summer has to be the year where I have to find somewhere to work.

2. Continue making YouTube videos and post more on here
At the start of the year, I made videos every Friday. I did Vlogust, I vlogged the Amsterdam trip and NYJOS. I've gained double the subscribers I had this time last year and over 15,000 views overall which is AMAZING! As for this blog, I may have neglected it a bit. The university excuse is getting old huh?

3. Work hard
I like to think so, especially with the exams and the start of 2nd year. I had to do assignments I never thought I would be able to pass but I've done them. It's been super stressful, it's been tough but rewarding I think.

4. Stay positive
This year has tested me mentally and physically in many ways, my heart feels a little battered and bruised without trying to sound too dramatic. Relationships and emotions have been tested really hard this year. With people, I have tried to keep a smile on my face and stay positive with them. When I'm alone in my room though, that's when I have my moment full of tears and sorrow. I've had to deal with situations I had never previously been in before so it's been a steep learning curve.

5. Get my first kiss
This was the year where I finally got my first kiss, although I don't really remember much. I still don't know whether it counts or not as I was drunk and didn't really know the guy. At least I can say that another thing I've effectively crossed off my list. And it was NOT worth it whatsoever. I'm still single, still had to work out the situation with the guy, plus friends and it got me down when it shouldn't have done in the first place.

6. Visit my bessie in Edinburgh
Saw her in February for her 18th, that was a night both of us can't really remember. Hehe. Saw her in August back home and saw her in November when she came to visit me at my flat. So yeah, we've been very good this year compared to previous ones. :)

So it's been a crazy year. We have a new Royal in the country with little George being born in the summer. We've lost two key political figures this year, one a legend who freed South Africa and the other was Margaret Thatcher. You can make your own mind up about who was the bigger loss this year. Fellow Scot Andy Murray finally won Wimbledon and got Sports Personality of the Year. Twerking was a new word to be 'added' into the dictionary and we finally know what the fox does say? Or do we?

What are my goals for 2014 you ask? I prefer to have goals to work towards rather than have pointless resolutions that never make it past the 2nd of January.
1. Part time job in the summer
2. Limit my shitstorms on Twitter (basically keep the bad times to myself or close friends who won't tell another living soul)
3. Meet my dear friends Harriet (@HarrietR1984) and Shelley (@Shellx85x).
4. Work even harder
5. Learn sign language

I wish every single one of you the very best for 2014. I really hope it's going to be your year. Now, go! Get ready for the Hogmany celebrations. I'll be putting on my onesie and watching Jools Holland tonight because I'm a WILD ONE! :) ♥

Sunday, 3 November 2013

WHAT IS THIS?! A BLOGPOST?! FROM EILIDH?! MADNESS!!!!

Hello there. I would be surprised if anyone would actually read this post as it's been centuries since I've blogged on here. So hi. How are you? How's things? I actually don't know how to do this anymore. It's November now which is just crazy! I've been looking at previous posts on here, one in particular was the goals I had set for 2013. And I'm really surprised to see that I have achieved most of them. I'm not a believer on set resolutions like 'I'm going to go on a diet.' Because I would fail on the 2nd day of the year straight away, I'm a foodie ok? DON'T JUDGE ME!! Also, over 3000 views on this blog, ummm wow, why?! Hehe. I'm kidding. OH BILLIE! BECAUSE WE WANT TO! Sorry, distracted by the shit list on my Spotify, yes I have a playlist of shitty music on Spotify that I listen to constantly. Cause I'm that cool. Anyways, easily distracted. But yeah, thank you even if you've read just one post. If this is the first post you've read, thank you to you as well. I just wish I could've supplied more content on here but still, university work has to be the priority. That and watching Joey Graceffa. hehehe. So yeah, just a random post to say, I'm still alive, I'm well, I'm coping with 2nd year so far. I mean I had to do a presentation and an assignment last week, STRESS MODE ACTIVATED! But yeah, I love Aberdeen. And a couple of my friends from the Highlands have moved here too, we had a wonderful lunch at Frankie and Benny's yesterday and it's always hard to eat your food with them because you laugh every single second you're with them. So yeah, I better go and get ready. 6 hours of concert band rehearsal coming up. WOOOOOP. So yeah, this is E to the I to the L-I-D-H signing out homies. Sorry, I've moved on to listening to Outkast. ROSES REALLY SMELL LIKE POOO POO POO! I'm such a fucking weirdo aren't I? Anyway, see y'all at some point before the year is over! :) MWAAAAHHH!!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

First year, DONE! :O

So that's it. Just finished my last exam of first year. First year of university is over. HOLY CRAP WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE?!

It's been an experience to say the least, a huge learning curve filled with good, bad and downright suicidal days but overall, it's been amazing. I've met so many incredible people already and I can't wait for the next three years.

People will ask me did I enjoy this year, I would say I have enjoyed it. Some classes have been mind numbingly dull and yet some have just been a blast. Have I developed in my playing? Guess you can say that, but after what I would think was a bit of a poopy recital, I'm still not so sure.

I've definitely learnt how to live by myself, feed my belly and work with a million different tasks all at the same time. I've built strong relationships with certain people here and I hope that we stay close for the next three years, as I know how friendships so strong can easily fall apart after time. I've been in that situation lots of times and honestly don't think I'll be able to deal with it again.

Exams have been SO stressful! I've had 6. 6!!! It's been exhausting and it's good to finally have a break and not think about them for a few weeks.

So this will probably be my last post from halls as Dad's coming on Thursday to help me move out all my stuff. It's going to be so strange leaving this little room but I can't wait to not shower and pee in cubicles, not pay for washing ever again, get a dishwasher, hopefully some peace away from noisy flatmates.

Bring on second year! Holy shit, I'll be in second year in September.... WHAT?!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Life Update.

So I have an hour or so before Big Band practise so rather than do a 30 second Keek, I thought I would update you all on here.

So I found out a couple of days ago that I broke the 40 subscriber mark. That's a pretty big deal to me because I was considering throwing in the towel with the few subscribers I have but now that it's increasing, I want to keep going. So thank you if you're a subscriber, if not, PLEASE DO SUBSCRIBE! Even though I won't be making videos till exams are over... http://www.youtube.com/user/curlybobofelia

Speaking of exams, uni has been crazy these past few weeks. As Emeli Sande would say, 'My life's a circus.' And yes, right now it is. With the two bands I'm in, I have a concert for each one in two weeks. I have two compositions to write, another essay to possibly start writing soon (SH...ih tzus) and six, I repeat, SIX exams to revise for. And yet, I'm having a blast here. Is that strange? Every single day is a challenge here but I absolutely love it here, strange because I always used to find the easy way of doing things a much better option.

Reason I love it here? I'm comfortable. I am finally able to deal with 50 million things at once. I can now cope with being away from my family and friends at home and make friends here and deal with the work and assignments of this degree. The people I've met here are absolutely bonkers but they're my closest friends. Like one of them said, 'university friends are for life.' and that's true. The friend who said this is basically my double, yes she's more gorgeous than me and has the boyfriend, but we're so similar it's scary. We just connect, I can't imagine her not being my close friend now. After many years trying to fit in, I have never felt happier being myself. I can't wait for musical people from the Highlands who I've been close with for a while to move here to Aberdeen so life here can be perfect.

So I do have a lot of work and I often dread about the fact I'll probably fail all of it but I look at it this way. With the support from the people who care for you, you can do anything. So I know I have amazing friends and a family who will always be there to support me no matter what happens. And if I do fail, I've already failed one essay so it's no big deal if I have to redo another one. Fingers crossed though, that won't happen.

Can't wait for these exams to finish so I can go back on YouTube and vlog to my hearts content. :)

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Amazing things I've liked recently. :)

Hello everyone, long time no blog viewing! So yes, I'm still alive. Back at uni, things have been crazy already and this is the first week back after the holiday, so tired. So I'm taking a break from a composition piece to tell you about certain products I've been loving recently because A. My favourites videos do really well on my YouTube channel and B. I'm taking a break from YouTube at the moment so I thought I would just write about certain products.

Ok. First thing is the Britney Spears Fantasy Twist perfume or perfumes.
How pretty does this look? Reminds me of a girly Pokeball! As you probably know the original Fantasy perfume is one of my absolute favourites so I was so sad when I ran out of it before February. During a visit to see my bessie in Edinburgh, she had the Midnight Fantasy perfume which also smells amazing so when I saw this I knew I instantly wanted to get this. I got the 100ml version so you get 50ml of both perfumes, so it's the biggest size. And wait for it, it was £31, brand new on eBay. That's the price of one designer perfume. Great value for money and lovely scents, what more do you want?

Make Up related things. Tropical Shine Nail Files.
Story behind this, my 9 year old cousin, Abbie did my nails and makeup on Christmas Day so for my birthday this year, from her and her brothers, Liam and Charlie and of course my auntie and uncle, I got a beautiful make up bag with nail polishes and nail files inside. I needed new nail files because the one I had was a cheap one and I now have two of the Tropical Shine ones and they're so much better. Absolutely love them. :)

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer. This product is now a life necessity.
I have had the Natural Collection cover up cream before but this concealer is 10 times better and it's only double the price so it's £4 as supposed to £2. Lasts for absolutely ages, covers spots really well, this product has been raved my most beauty YouTubers for ages so I really wish I got this a lot earlier because this is incredible! Ladies, you need this product, you really do!

Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder.
The concealer and the powder are a match made in heaven. It actually makes my skin look pretty decent for once and it reduces the shine and oil on my nose especially for a day, the last powder I had didn't really work out.

Food. Diet Coke with Cherry, I am addicted to the stuff.

Bought an 8 Pack on Saturday, nearly finished it now, one left. SO BAD! But it tastes amazing, honestly can't get enough of it. You can of course get bottles of these which they sell in the shop just outside my halls so yeah. LOVE IT!

Cadbury's Highlights Hazelnut Hot Chocolate.
I have said that I love the Hazelnut Hot Chocolate in Starbucks but ever since I bought three of these tubs from Amazon after trying sachets, I have never had one from Starbucks since. Hazelnut and Chocolate is a match made in heaven. It's has such a sexy smooth taste, freaking adore it! Yes, a little pricey but I got three of them for £10 on Amazon and they last for a little while considering how much of the stuff I have a week. LOVE IT!

Reese's. Ever since I got them as a university freebie in September, I've never looked back.
These are so rare to find but I found them at home and have fallen in love all over again. Chocolate, Peanut Butter, special offer when you get three of these packets for £1.20. What more can I say, j'adore! :)

Carrying on with food, I've had so many Indian takeaways during the Easter break, it was actually ridiculous.
I even had some before the Easter break. I had an Indian night with my flatmate and it was amazing. Actually it was Chicken, a jar of curry sauce, rice and popadoms but we're students ok? Takeaways are expensive. I had two curries on my first and last day of my holidays when I went home at one of my favourite restaurants in my local city. The curry is served with crinkle cut chips, YUM! Also a brand new Indian takeaway opened in my hometown so I had three takeaways from there in the three weeks I was home. It's really good, I'm actually impressed by the high standard of the curries at home. And of course there was my curried pasta and so on. Basically, I've had a lot of curry. A LOT.

Favourite TV Programmes. Broadchurch. OH. MY. GOD!!!
First of all, it has David Tennant in it. One of my all time favourite actors plus he's a absolute stunner. And Scottish. YAY! But the story, wow it's exciting. Basically an 11 year old boy gets murdered in a village that has never had a murder in it before and everyone is a suspect. The last episode is on Monday, 9PM ITV although I like watching it without breaks on player, it's so tense and exciting. I can't wait to finally discover who the murderer is, I have an idea but yes, gripping, tense, cinematography is epic and the actors are amazing too, especially my David. hehe.

The Village. Love this series.
It's about the oldest man in Britain who tells his story about his childhood during the First World War. His family have a tense relationship, the father drinks a lot and is violent whilst the mother is scared and timid. Of course the young boy sees his older brother leave to go to war and you see how this family lives in this little village. John Simm is incredible as the father, superb acting. Really amazing programme to sit down, relax on a Sunday evening and watch. Highly recommend it. Sunday 9PM, BBC One.

Music. For some reason, I've been playing this song on repeat. Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
I'm not too keen on dance music, I have a couple of favourite tracks but there's something about the lyrics to this song that sets it out from most dance tracks. The vocal in this is really good too.

Falling Down by Muse. A classic but amazing!
For some reason, I never realised that I didn't have the first Muse album after having all the other ones. I absolutely adore Muse and when I heard this song, wow, it's so beautiful. It's a slow, waltz like song that can easily be played for the first wedding dance. It's actually a contender on the list I have now, I love it so much.

Once In A Lifetime - Landon Austin. Another wedding dance contender, so cute!
For some reason I like soppy songs recently. Landon Austin is one of my favourite YouTube musicians so when I first heard this song, I instantly loved it. If you like acousticy like songs, you'll like this. Everytime it comes on my iPod, I have to listen to it. :)

And favourite album recently, you ready for this... Gareth Gates - What My Heart Wants To Say.
So happy I found this album again, this was my favourite growing up. Gareth was my first crush ever when I was 8 so when I listened to the songs on here, I imagined that he was telling me that he loves me. hehe. Everytime I listen to this, I turn into that 8 year old once again. Cheesy pop, yes but there are beautiful songs in this album. :)

Games. Draw Something.
I am playing a game currently against my gorgeous friend Harriet and I really enjoy the beautifully artistic drawings we both draw to each other. So funny and yet addictive. :)

The Sims 3.
Yes, I'm behind on the whole Sims wagon with only playing the mobile phone demos but this game is so addictive it's ridiculous. Shame that the characters age so quickly, this game is hilarious though and you really wish your Sim life was your real life. :P

Films. Mr Popper's Penguins.
This film is so cute! It was so good because my close friend got me the DVD for my birthday and we went to see the film when it was out at the cinema two years ago. The penguins are so cute and Jim Carrey. Legend. Absolute legend. :)

Oz: The Great and Powerful.
Ok so the story is predictable and Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz and even James Franco are really irritating at points but the design and visual effects are nothing short but staggering. Especially at the start when it's black and white then the screen changes to widescreen and colour, it's so beautiful. And Zach Braff. Another one of my favourite actors and he's so cute as the flying monkey and his cameo at the start. Freaking adore Zach Braff. :)

Websites. eBay.
Bought so many things on this website ever since I finally got my PayPal account sorted in January. I've bought so many various things from saxophone pad savers to vacuum storage bags and most of the things you get are so cheap. Also selling things on there has given me more space when I'm at home, I have so much junk. So much.

Keek. Like YouTube but much smaller.
As I have a lot of work to do at university, Keek is really handy for short webcam videos to keep people updated and also most YouTubers and celebrities use Keek. Shame I can't get an app for it on my Blackberry or my Kindle but oh well. It's good anyway.

LoveFilm Instant.
Thanks to this website, I have watched 5 series of Scrubs back to back and I'm now watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer because I haven't seen the whole thing yet. Yes, judge me, I'm a Buffy virgin. But this site is really good for movies and TV programmes on the go and good thing is, they team up with Amazon so I can get videos straight to my Kindle.

So yeah, that's a couple of things that I've loved recently. Soon, I'll be making favourites videos again but for now, hope you enjoyed this blogpost. Until next time, ciao freakazoids! :P

Sunday, 24 March 2013

365 days till I turn 20... :O

Had a lovely birthday! Just a quick post to thank everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday! Love you all so much, you're amazing! :)

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Review: Graze.com food box.

Hello there guys! So I just got my first Graze.com box today and I thought I could do a little review for you guys. I ordered something from Amazon and received a voucher to get the first box for free. I saw the adverts on the telly and thought it would be a good idea to try it out and see if they're worth the hype.

So this is what the box looks like from the inside, I love the eco friendly design with the bio degradable box. The box looks exactly like the one they show on the website which was good to see. I hate it when a company is dishonest about what they sell but from what I could see, this looked like a really nice box of a high standard.
As you can see, you get four different food items separated into little plastic boxes, which I thought was a smart idea, especially as they post these boxes to you, you can never fully rely on the Royal Mail. As I didn't really know what food I was going to get, the labels were clear and easy to understand what content was in them. Plus the quirky design is a nice touch.
As you can see, I've already opened them and tried little bits of each box.

Summer Berry Flapjack - I was so happy to see that I got the Summer Berry Flapjacks, I absolutely love flapjacks and summerberries so it was perfect for me. Shame you only get three mini flapjacks and I've already eaten one of them, but it tasted so good it didn't matter.
Super Berry Detox - The box above is another fruity berry mix. It's dried blueberries, cranberries, goji berries and green rasins. Now I'm not a massive fan of raisins and I have no idea what goji berries are but I was pleasantly surprised with the taste. A couple berries had lost their flavour slightly but it's super healthy and the rest tasted really, really nice.
El Picante - The only savoury thing I really received was El Picante (fancy name) which contains jumbo salted corn, spicy chilli peanuts and mini paprika breadsticks. The breadsticks and peanuts are amazing, full of spice and tasty little nibbles. The corn was hard to bite through at first and also tasted kinda plain. But maybe when I start eating them all together, the flavour will taste amazing.
Honeycomb Crunch - The last thing I got was Honeycomb Crunch which has milk chocolate coated honeycomb so basically mini Crunchies, raisins and almonds. When I saw it had raisins in it, I groaned because like I said earlier, I'm not a fan of raisins. But once again I was pleasantly surprised. I hope Graze will help me get over this raisin problem because so far it's working!

Also in the box, you get a little booklet describing the company and what it does. It was really useful as it wasn't filled with confusing terms, it was written in Simple English and had little paragraphs leaving you with little points for you to read, which is a breath of fresh air, let me tell you.
Also included is a leaflet telling you the nutritional information on each food item. It also included you name on it which I thought was a really nice personal touch.
It also included four vouchers for you to share with your friends so they can get a free box and you save a pound on the next box you pay for. Your fifth box is also free which means you only have to pay for the next three boxes in the future.
A box usually costs £3.89 which as a student, you don't want to pay that every single week but I've just found out that you can get a box every fortnight which sounds good to me. And the food in the box is provided with best before dates and most of them don't expire till the end of the month which is good news too.

So is a Graze.com box worth the hype? I think so, the food isn't mindblowing but it tastes really good and you can rate the foods online so you can basically choose what food you get in each box. There's a huge variety of foods available and it's good for vegetarians obviously. Although unfortunately for some reason, if you have a nut allergy, you can't sign up for a Graze.com account as nearly everyone of their products contains nuts. Sorry guys.

Hope you enjoyed this little review, it's different to what I've done before but maybe this will persuade you to maybe try for a box yourself. Try to do what I did and get a free box at first just to try it out. I'm glad I did now. :)

Monday, 28 January 2013

The mysterious creatures found in a BMus course...

So I've just had my first day of second term at university and I now feel inspired to write one of these posts. There are such a variety of people in my course, some people who are amazing and then there are a couple who just get on your tits the whole time. So to summarize for you, here's what my year in a Bachelor of Music degree contains of.

1. Too gay to function - There are the musical guys who are so nice and fun to talk to but of course, they're gay. But there's one in particular who's so camp for words, who also tries to complicate things in lectures. Pipe the fuck down, sister, no need to be like that.
2. The cute guys who are taken - We know the score ladies, you see that smoking hot lad just sitting a couple of rows ahead of you and then his loving girlfriend takes the seat beside him and kisses his cheek. In my case, all of these boys still have their girlfriends from high school. Depressing.
3. The guys who think they're the best damn thing on God's earth - If there's one thing I can't stand in this world, it's arrogant people. Completely hate it. And of course, there are quite a few in my course who think everything they do is right. One in particular, stays at the same building of halls as I do and just won't shut up about himself. Do me a favour and take a hike.
4. The popular crowd - The small group of people who try to attract everyone's attention, when you're acquaintances with them, it's fine. Screw them over though, and even if it's accidental, get ready for the stares.
5. The guy who knows all the mindboggling shit - Seriously, I spent the whole time in counterpoint nearly biting my nails because I was so confused. This guy always seems to sit in front of me and shouts out the answers to the questions that no-one else knows. I want some of his brain please!
6. The girls who just don't want to know you - You try to have a decent conversation with them but they sit with their friends and blank you. Bitches.
7. The unsociable one - There's this girl who always sits at the front, never talks to anyone and always wears the same clothes. Slightly awkward.
8. The boy who always wears shorts - UNTIL TODAY! I actually saw him wearing trousers for the first time ever. Mindblown.
9. The people you still don't know too well yet - Self explanatory
10. The crazy people you get on with instantly - Yep, I'm talking about my friends in my course who are as mad as a box of frogs but seeing as I'm pretty bonkers myself, we get on just fine. Most of the time during lectures, we just laugh. It's brilliant.

So basically everyone of these points you've read, I'm sure you'll find them in your university course too. You may be happy that high school is over but trust me, cliques still exist in colleges and universities, though it may not be as strict, watch your step. :O

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Back in the land of snow showers, none of it is staying though. Depressing. :O

So, I'm back in the Deen after the Winter break and my Gaelic exam is fast approaching. Eww. Today I went to see a showflat that's closer to the university than where I'm staying currently and OMG, it's so much nicer than this prison of a room. So me and two of my friends who are in my course are going to stay in one of these flats next year. SO EXCITED!! I mean, I do like staying here but it is basically like a prison where you have to pee in cubicles, shower in cubicles and there's no real social area. In the flat, there's a bathroom, kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine (meaning we don't have to pay for washing ever again) and the whole layout just looks clean and welcoming. Plus getting the flat means I don't have to walk for ages just to get into campus.

So I have nine weeks to go through till Easter break and MY 19TH BIRTHDAY! Holy crap, I'm actually turning 19 this year?! I still look 5 years old with this ginger ringlet hair. I'll never change my hair of course because it's me. People know me by knowing I'm the crazy ginger so I'm proud of it.

I'm back to preparing my own meals (aka ping dinners) and sleeping on a single bed. I shouldn't complain about the bed because I'll get a single one in the new flat anyway, but I do miss my double soooo much!

I'm actually quite scared as to how we're in the second half of the year already, still feels like I've just started. Mind you, it's never really going to sink in that I now study at a university probably because I think I'm not capable of it. But I'm having a good time so I've proved to myself that I am capable.

I hope I can blog more often than I usually do, like I did when I first created this blog. Maybe I can post another album review in the weekend for you guys. I can review Muse's new album as it's become one of my ultimate favourites ever since I bought it.

Anyways, better get back to revising Gaelic. Obh, obh. Tioraidh an-drasta! :)

Friday, 18 January 2013

I should be revising for my Gaelic exam... oh well, I've seen the programmes on Alba. :P

Hello everyone. So this is my second last full day at home before I go back to the ol' Deen. Winter's back with a vengeance isn't it? Although we must be the only place in the UK not to get snow. Heard Aberdeen has quite a bit so it's going to be fun on the Sunday bus.

So I'm currently sitting on the living room couch by the fire, watching as my guinea pigs squeak to me. I miss them so much when I'm away, my little babas. Especially Sam, he's my little fluffball. hehe. :)
Zip, the mum we got with her baby, (Sam's not the dad) is sleeping. These pictures were taken a while ago ps.
And Buttons, the baby guinea pig is now currently trying to eat her food bowl. Hence me saying bowl, not the food that's actually inside the bowl. haha.
My brother doesn't want me to leave once again, it gets harder actually every time I leave him. As he's autistic, he doesn't quite understand that university won't suit him but he's trying to cope with me being away. I can honestly say that he's my best friend as well as my younger brother, the one person I will always trust forever.

Since I've started my university journey, I feel as if my relationship with my parents has gotten so much stronger. Of course, we've always been a close family but we have had our struggles, as all families do. Especially with my mum, although we have a lot in common, we would often clash at certain points. Nowadays however, I can't actually remember the last time we argued and if we did, it would've been resolved pretty quickly. As for my dad, I've always had a special relationship with him. I remember those days where we made the Eiffel Tower and Tower Bridge out of Lego or the car journeys we'd have when he would take me to a music lesson or to a piano/saxophone exam. I am your typical daddy's girl but I like to think it's without the 'being too spoilt' part although I know I'm extremely lucky. He can always make me laugh, no matter what occasion.
God, I'm actually starting to get tears in my eyes. Goodness sake, Eilidh, pull yourself together. Never expected this post to be about my family, the things that come from my own head at times. I guess, no matter where I go, I will always think of this place as home, a small house in the middle of nowhere near the North Pole. I love Aberdeen and I love the work, the uni and the people there but I love my home too.

Hope all is well with you, I suppose I better try to learn a few useful Gaelic words. If anyone knows how to swear in Gaelic, let me know, might come handy in my exam. haha. Ciao amigos. :)

Friday, 11 January 2013

Confusion is such a bitch. :(

Have you ever been so confused and unsure in your life that you don't know which way to turn? And if you tell anyone, they'll say your over exaggerating and will tell you just to deal with it? I want to stay at home but I want to go back to my university too. I have never been so confused in my life. Is it because I'll have to make my own dinners once I return or have to sleep in a single bed? I love my course, don't get me wrong but I'm allowed to have times where I feel weak or down inside. Anyone else get that? Would love someone to talk to. Thanks for reading guys. :)

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Want to know what I got for Christmas?

Clicketh on ze linketh. :)

The Queen of Procrastination. I own that title.

Currently procrastinating right now because I'm fed up with writing this essay for Music History. I need a huge break anyway, considering I went to bed at half past 5 in the morning. Had under four hours of sleep because my dad thought it would be a good idea to wake me up so I can finish this essay. Thanks Dad. So I have at least 400 words to write and I haven't got a clue what to write them on. If anyone is an expert on the Messe de Nostre Dame by Machaut and knows everything about it, please post a comment or something. I'm desperate. In other news though, I got a brand new hard drive which is half the size of my old one physically but 4 times the size in memory. 1TB baby!! :) It'll be so much easier taking that rather than my old chunky one back and forth from uni to home or wherever else I may end up going. Right, better go and do some more procrastination by watching a lot of old YouTube videos. Ciao. :)

Tuesday, 1 January 2013