Sunday, 26 April 2015

Nearly There

As of today, the 26th of April, 2015, I only have 27 more days until I graduate high school. It felt like this day would never come and I have no idea what to do with myself now that it is.

I only have two more days of classes, then study leave for five days and 
exams start on the 4th of May. At this point, I am more excited than scared. Not sure if that is a good thing or not.

Anyway, seeing as though a new chapter of my life is about to begin (cheesy I know, but true), I thought I would list some things that I am excited about after graduation. 

I cannot explain how excited I am to be able to read a book that is not a textbook. I have a couple of books that I am going to read including Paper Towns by John Green, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding. 

There have been so many movies that I want to watch that I just haven't found the time to recently. I have been watching the odd movie here and there and actually have blog post about movies I have been recently watching and you can find that here. But I am going to be watching multiple movies back to back until I run out. 

TV Shows
I stopped watching a couple of shows in late 2014, purely because I knew that I couldn't afford the time in my last year of high school. I can't wait to binge watch them all for days on end. I also want to start watching a couple new series including Flash, Downton Abbey, Better Call Saul, American Horror Story, Gotham, and a lot more.

It annoys me greatly that I have crates and draws filled with unwanted and unloved items that I know other people can enjoy. I have a lot of trinkets and things that I have grown out of that I cannot wait to organise and give away.

It was a new years resolution to start exercising more and I haven't made enough effort recently. When I did exercise regularly, I honestly did feel like a happier and healthier person so I am very excited to get back into the swing of it.

For as long as I can remember, I have always felt this weight on my shoulders and it is going to be a breath of fresh air to have not a care in the world. I am going to be the ultimate beach bum for weeks.

Sarah x

Ps. I won't be posting a blog post until after graduation because I really need to focus on my exams. 

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Youtubers I am Enjoying at The Moment

Youtube has become massive over the last few years and with over 1 billion users, it is sometimes hard to find new channels. Here are some Youtubers that I haven't necessarily found recently, but have been loving.

Casey Neistat
I had know about Casey for a while and watched a couple of his videos, but never really got into them. However, I watched a video of his last night and continued watching his cannel until the early hours of the morning. Casey has got to be one of the most talented Youtubers out there. His video 'Make It Count' is one of my favourite Youtube videos ever and you can find it here

I can't remember how I found Jimmy's channel, but I am completely hooked. If you like Jack Howard's videos, you will like his. Most of them are just chats, but his seemingly endless awkwardness is just brilliant. 

I don't really know if Bo can be classed as a 'Youtuber', as he is mainly a comedian. A brilliant one at that. He started out a couple of years ago with original and comedic songs which have garnered a couple million views each. I highly recommend you watch his show 'what.', which you can find here.

Hannah Maggs
I'm sure many are aware of Hannah and her channel, where she and her husband, Stef post weekly vlogs of their life along with their adorable son, Grayson.

Which you Youtubers have you been enjoying lately?

Sarah x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

What I've Been Watching Lately no.1

I'm not too sure why, but I have been watching an immense amount of movies lately. I know I shouldn't be, seeing as though I should be revising for my finals coming up. Nevertheless, I have watched some incredible movies and I felt like sharing them with you.

The Imitation Game

This is possibly one of my favourite films of all time for a number of reasons; (1)  Benedict Cumberbatch, (2) Keira Knightly, (3) it is just a brilliant movie. It revolves around Alan Turing who broke the enigma code, reducing WW2 by about two years and saving countless lives. In return, he was utterly wronged by the British government. Hands down a great film that I know you will enjoy. 

The English Patient

I watched this film per a suggestion from my Dad and I am very thankful that he did. The film is about a man who is badly injured and is looked after by a nurse during the end of World War II. His past is revealed through flashbacks as a young man, in Egypt making maps for the British government while he was falling in love with another man's wife. 

The Normal Heart

I cannot remember how I cam across this film but I am bloody glad that I did. The film is set in the 1980s in New York and is about when people didn't know a lot about AIDS and thought that gay men were only susceptible to the disease. I think movies like this are so important to remind us of the struggles faced by individuals and social groups in the past, in order to try and rectify those mistakes and make the world just a little bit better.


I had been wanting to watch this film for ages and when I saw that it was out, I was over the moon. The film was both witty and smart and I found myself enjoying the entire film. Plus, Colin Firth just gets better looking with age and that should be reason enough to go see the movie. 

Love, Rosie

I have been wanting to watch this film for the longest time now and I can say that I thoroughly enjoyed it. It is an adaptation of "Where Rainbows End" by Cecelia Ahern, which I talked about here. I found myself constantly comparing the film to the book though, which I wish I hadn't because it removed some of my ability to simply enjoy the film on it's own. 

Big Hero 6

I really wasn't expecting much from this film because it looked a bit silly. But I was pleasantly surprised and I really enjoyed watching it. 

The Theory of Everything

I'm pretty sure everyone has heard of this film by now, but if you haven't watched it, you need to. The film follows Stephen Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) and his life  coping with ALS while still being able to become one the most renowned physicists of all time. 


I was really eager to watch this film for ages and it did not disappoint. I mainly wanted to watch it because of Keira Knightly, but the film itself is great. The film is about a 20 something year old who has lost her way in life and gives herself a week away from her unfulfilling life.


I really didn't know much about the Godzilla before watching the film but it wasn't what I had expected. I didn't have high hopes for the film but I actually really enjoyed it. Not only is it packed with amazing action scenes, but I thought the actors in the film were particularly brilliant, specifically Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.


I have been a major fan of the Divergent series and have talked talked about the book here and also did a movie and book comparison here. I was really eager to watch the second instalment following my love for the first film and I was not disappointed. 

What have you been watching lately?

Sarah x

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