Thursday 25 September 2014

Staying sober


Hi guys,

After a very messy night full of things I probably shouldnt have done, and hating myself for them. My housemates and I have decided to do Stay Sober for October.

Although this does have ulterior motives, like alcohol not giving me unneeded courage to do things that I will and do regret the morning after. The others and I have probably had people that have passed away or suffered from cancer, so raising money for not drinking seems like a good idea.

Im not sure if the others have had people if their life that have had cancer, but personally, someone very close to me has died from it and it has affected my family's life in more ways than one. Throughout my adult life, ive only ever given the odd couple of pence to people with charity buckets or did the selfie thing. So this is a big thing for me.

In my next blog post, im going to explain how cancer has affected my housemates and my life. But for now, im going to leave you with the link where you can donate however much you wish

Go Sober

Thats it for now.
Over October, im going to try and upload atleast 3 times a week aswell.
Kirst x

Tuesday 23 September 2014

“Sometimes crying or laughing are the only options left, and laughing feels better right now.” - Veronica Roth



I just thought i'd write an update on my first week in Cheltenham.
so far, Im really enjoying living with the majority of the people im sharing with.
Honestly, I havnt spent one night alone since ive been back. Whether im working, in my room watching a film with Hann and Em or in the kitchen with everyone playing Cards Against Humanity and having a few drinks.

I mentioned in my last blog post that I came up early because I had a trial shift in a nightclub. Well, I got the job and because of that, my legs are bruised as hell.
Behind the bar, they have ice buckets and bins that I keep walking in to. Its not like I can even stop to check to see if im bleeding or anything because its so busy.

Since moving in, im suprised I havnt got abs of steel thats how much ive laughed. I honesly forgot how much Hannah, Ryan, Emily and Ellie make me laugh. And to add to that, Danny is so freaking funny. Like, he comes up with the most weird crap ever, but it just adds to the weirdness thats already in the house.

The other night, Hann and Em were in my room and we were talking about random crap that wouldnt make sense to the average human being, and somehow we came onto stranded presents, which turned into talking about Emily having 74 cats. We worked out that for Emily to have 74 cats by 19, she would have to take in 4.9 cats every year since she was 4. Which meant that every 5th cat would have a bit of tail missing. This lead on to us talking about every family having 2.5 children in the househouse. And seeing as it was us, we started talking about a human actually only being half a human (legs, or a top half)
The amount of times ive threatened to move out is ridiculous.

I thought I would do a 25 random questions tag..

1. What is one of your biggest dreams?
I would love to travel all over the world,  America, China, Africa,
Europe. I'd also like to settle down and have a sprog.

2. Name three things that are physically close to you.
My super soft cushions from Asda, my Iphone, and  my throw.

3. What’s an ideal Sunday for you?

Having a lie-in, staying in my pyjamas all day, spending time with my family and friends, having a beasty cooked dinner and watching a few girly films.

4. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?
Dont drive.

5. What time did you wake up this morning?

6. What’s one thing in your closet that you cannot live without?
My jumpers. Honestly, theyre a staple!

7. What was the last movie you saw?
Hann, Em and I watched Princess and the Frog

8. What does your last text message say?
"You're bloody cat keeps biting my toes under the duvet" from my mam

9. Something physical that stands out?

10. Have you ever been to a different country?
Spain and France. Im not very well travelled.

11. Do you like sushi?
It's the best.

12. What’s a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Let it go - Idina Menzel, or What I go to School for - Busted

13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
 Furthest Ive gone is hayfever tablets, Im on such a high dosage that im not allowed to take sleeping tablets.

14. How many siblings do you have?
A brother.

15. How would you describe your style?
Comfy or lazy.

16. How old will you be turning on your next birthday?
22, getting old

17. Do you wear contacts or glasses?
Nope! Great vision me.

18. Do you color your hair?
Sometimes, recently my hairs gone really dead though, so no more experimenting. I put  blonde ombre in it last year, and currently I have ginger ombre.

19. Tell me something you are planning to do today.

20. What’s the drink you always order at Starbucks?
 It depends on what time of the year it is. Winter - Mocha latte, Summer - Orange refresha

21. What did you want to be when you were little?
Oh God, various things. It went from a police officer, to a pilot, to a dance teacher, to a fashion designer

22. What’s a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?
Always moisturise
23. Have you ever had an all-nighter?
Closest ive gotten is like 6am.

24. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Yes! Pepsi is fizzier!

25. What quote/phrase do you live your life by?
Things change and friends leave but life doesnt stop for anybody.

Thats it, folks.
Hope you enjoyed it.
Kirst x

Sunday 14 September 2014

Guess whos back?


Hi guys,

Well, not quite. I start lectures back on the 22nd, however i've moved back to Cheltenham, and its so nice to be back with my buddies. I've missed them quite a bit.
As soon as I opened the door, all I heard was KIRSTEN.
I walked up the stairs with whatever I was carrying, and was about to run and just on Hannah, when a wild Ryan appeared. So obviously I gave him a quick hug then ran to Hannah.

It honestly was horrible leaving my mam and baby cat (Belle) though. Im going to miss them quite a lot.
The way I explained it to Em, was that Ive already had a year at university, so why should I be going back for another year? It seems really weird, and not at all right.

So after id moved all my stuff in and gone food shopping with mammy, Hannah, Ryan and I went to Papparitos. It was amazing. Honestly, I had what I always have. Never actually change my order. We drove passed Paps last week, when me and my mum dropped a bit of my stuff off earlier last week, and I rememebered how great it was. We also went to Primark to grab some hangers and a difuser. I bought the coconut and vanilla cream one because I know Hann had had it last year, and it smelt amazing.
No such luck, you cant even smell the bugger.
Hannah then went to work and Ryan and I sat in my room and just caught up on what we'd both missed over summer.

Yesterday, we went to the best cake shop ever.
After obviously using the new shower. Its weirdddddd!!
I turned one knob, and it didnt do anything,
turned the other one and it came on, but freezing cold. So I just assumed that the first knob was temperature (I was right) and turned that up all the way.
I thought it was a perfect temp, but obviously not seeing and a bit later, Ryan went in and it near enough scolded his head.

Then Hannah, him and me went to Patisserie Valerie, and I had a lemon cheesecake which I was super disappointed with..

Not because it wasnt delicious, because it was.. It just wasnt very lemony, like, I paid £5 for it.. least it could be is a bit more lemony.

We then went to waitrose, which was a new experience for Hann and Ry as they informed me while we were in there.I love Waitrose, its super expensive for what they sell, but they do sell exclusive things like what we went in there for.

Theres a company called Pots & Co, who make little desserts in ceramic pots and theyre so yummy. I first heard about them in a vlog from Zoella, who had bought a load of them in her videos, and she said they were really good. So I was curious and knew Cheltenham had a Waitrose, so I dragged them down to see if they sold them.
They did.
Ryan and me ended up buying one each.
Ry got a sticky toffee pudding, which came in a pink ceramic pot, and I bought a salted caramel and chocolate mousse type thing which came in a blue ceramic pot. It was yum.

Honestly, for the rest of the day we just spent chilling and talking about random shit. Han and me went to pick Emily up in her cute little car. We also took a trip to Homebase to look for Venus Fly Traps. but not any old Venus fly traps. One called a mimosa thing, according to google. It doesnt actually close its mouth thing, if you stroke its leaves, it goes to sleep.. which is a little less creepy.

I also had a trial shift at V club yesterday, which I think went well, although I broke the ice box with my boobs, which was embarresing as shit.

Thats all for now,
I'll update as the week goes on.
Kirst x