Tuesday 28 October 2014

Things that make me, me


Hi guys,

I read a blog from my wonderful friend Emily, and Im stealing her idea. You can find said blog, here

Here goes:

Im most commonly known as the big boobed friend. Honest to God, like someone on my course came up to me last time we were out and told me that she met someone I knew, however he described me as the short, big boobed girl. I've come to terms with the fact that I will forever be associated with boobs.

I sing quite often, even though I cant sing for shit. Its one of my favourite things and I cant remember the last time I went a whole day without singing. My housemates HATE it. Pretty sure ive ruined about 5 songs for them since ive moved in because I sing the same things constantly. I actually ruined Rude - Magic for everyone, now they get super pissy with me now.

I really like a drink, every now and again. I reckon ive drunk atleast every week since moving in. Maybe even twice a week. Drink of choice: double vodka, lemonade and lime. Try it.

I live for make up, and hair products, and skin products, and all things girly. Right now, i would give my right arm for some high brand foundation and another naked pallette. So if anyones feeling generous, you know where to send them!

My friends are usually the only thing that will keep me going a lot of the time (You can tell that I think a lot of them from reading this blog) but I probably wouldnt be anything with out them and my mumma.

Thats majority of it.
I might do a longer one over the weekend.
Have a fantastic halloween,
Kirst x

Friday 24 October 2014



Hi guys.

For this blog, I thought i'd write about something more close to home. Literally. The reason for this blog post is because on the 29th is 12 years since my dad died.

I'm going to tell you about my hero.
Cathy Bryan, aka my mother.

My mother is honestly, my rock, and my best friend. Shes also the main reason why I want to do well in university, apart from the obvious. She is the strongest woman I have ever met and will ever meet.

12 years ago, when I was 9 my father died of cancer. Obviously, losing someone is hard, but could you imagine losing the love of your life, and the father of your two children?
Personally, im not sure how I would be able to cope. However she did, and managed to be an amazing mother.
I also dont think I would have turned out so motivated to live up to such a great woman, and I feel lucky to have her in my life.

Mum, you're amazing. Please never change.
I love you.

I feel like maybe this blog type should be passed on, so i'm going to ask Emily and Hannah to write about their heroes.

Thats all for now.
Im going to try and upload more regularly, seeing as I only have 2 days in uni this year, (the pain)
Kirst x

Monday 20 October 2014

10 things to make your life a little bit easier in university.


Hi guys.

I thought thus post was a little bit overdue seeing as im now in second year.
I thought i'd do a list of things that might make uni life a bit easier if you're struggling.
God only knows that I struggled through first year. I'm not going to lie, im struggling a lot this year aswell, and there are definitely things that make me feel better, even if its only a little bit.

1. a strong friend group.

I honestly dont think I would have stayed in uni last year if I didnt have the friends that I gained. Especially Hannah. Everytime I mentioned dropping out, the only thing she would say is "No you arent." I wasnt allowed any other say in the matter. She also always knows what to say to me if im struggling, which is why a solid, best friend is a necessity. But, i'd also say you need a strong friend group. Ryan, Megan, Emily, Eric and Ellie also helped cheer me up if I was down, even if they didnt know I was upset. Its exactly the same this year. 

2. Your family.

Whether you've moved away from your family or stayed in the same house, I find that if im struggling, half an hour on the phone to my mam will always make me feel better. Again, like Hannah, she always knows what to say. She was my rock last year, and will always be there.

3. Photos.

I know it sounds absolutely absurd, but I dont feel like I ca be comfortable in a place that I have to stay for a specific amount of time. So, in halls the first year, and in my house this year, I have photos pinned up of my friends and me, and my family. Majority of them are piss take photos because if im upset, I can look at them and just laugh at memories.

4. A good cup of tea.

Im very sorry if you, as a reader does not enjoy tea. However, its my "go-to" thing for comfort. If one of my housemates is upset, my first thing to try is a good cup of tea. Its the best thing to cheer people up, and I know it definitely helps me.

5. A good box of tissues.

I understand that we are students, and that we should be scrimping all the money we can for nights out, and maybe food. However, a box of tissues is necessary. Whether it be because you are ill, or you just need a good cry. Just buy them and trust me ok?

6. Alcohol.

Come on, You knew this would have been a pointer in this list.. Alcohol, I feel, helps bond people. Like, imagine if, as freshers, you didnt go out and get wrecked with your housemates. I think it would have been forever awkward. Within the first 2 weeks, Eric was trying to coax Hannah and I off the floor outside Jack Wills because we didnt want to get up. That is one of Eric's "stories" to explain why drunks are such a nightmare.

7. A spotify playlist.

Always come prepared with a playlist and an extensive knowledge of music. My flat was so ridiculously varied, and I now know lyrics to songs I never thought I would. E.G - Fall Out Boy, Cheers Hann!

8. A lot of pillows and an extra blanket/throw/a onesie

University will get extra cold. Its honestly advisable to make sure you have an extra blanket, because the heating in Halls was shocking. Comfort, is also a necessity for when in extremely drunk/hungover/ill/upset.  I love to cocoon myself in a load of cosy things.

9. A notebook/journal

I dont know about anyone else, but I find I tend to bottle things up quite a lot. To the point where, sometimes, I tend to get overly angry. Recently, I have started to write things down. Honestly, It has made me feel so much better. Like, just after ive written it, I get SUPER angry. But in the morning, I just feel a lot clearer about things. It might not be everyones cup of tea. But if you're like me, then just try it.

10. An open mind

This is the top priority for uni. You're going to meet a LOT of different people and although you may not be used to people like them because of your friendship group at home, or the previous year. But sometimes they may just suprise you. I have met so many great people since coming to uni and I honestly feel like ive grown as a person because of them.

Thanks for reading this blog, I know its a bit different from my usual ones.
Kirst x

Monday 6 October 2014

Foam parties and flat mates.


Hi there.

Hannah did a blog the other day, where she described all of her new housemates, which did include me. I thought it was a great idea, and that I havnt really introduced people who read this blog to some people that I live with now.

A few things have happened since my stay sober blog post. Including a hell of a lot of pranking. Usually to Ellie, but most recently, the pranking has spread.

On Friday, my lovely friend Jenny came up to Cheltenham for the first time since I came to uni! It was great. I loved seeing her and having a catch up because I havnt really spoken to her for about month. We went shopping with Emily and Danny. Danny needed new skinny jeans because his ripped his in a lecture.

On Thursday, everyone went out, and because I didnt want to be left out, I went out. Of course, I had a drink. Im not proud of myself. But from now on, I definitely will NOT be drinking.
I didnt drink a lot, but a couple of jagerbombs and vodka cokes were consumed. Around 1am, Emily and I decided to leave because propaganda isnt fun when you arent drunk. We walked down to the high street with Georgia and Eric. Half way through, Georgia mentioned that he was the only one in his society that hadnt ripped his shirt. then tried to rip it as a joke. Emily and I cant take a joke, we ripped the front and the back, then tied it together like a toga.

We then made our way to V, because we thought that Ryan would be there. No such luck. What we did find, however, was a foam party for free. We spent about 15 minutes there and came out absolutely soaking. We then made our way back to props, which we got in free for, for the second time that night.

Nothing else has really happened to be honest.
Now, Im going to start talking about my stupid housemates.

First off is Hannah.

Where there is a Kirsten, there is a Hannah. Obviously I was going to live with this little bitch. Who else would tell me when I was doing something stupid and wrong and make sure it was done right? Im so glad im living with this one. It made me sad to be away from her over summer, and I missed her a lot!

This is Ryan, Again, obviously I was going to be living with chump. Hes like my brother, and has a heart of gold. I would dare people not to get along with this knob. Ryan is currently working in the same place as me so clearly I spend a lot of time with him. He's also very funny, which is why we keep him.

This lovely girl is Emily and I think she might be my right arm. Honestly, I dont think Ive had a day away from her since moving in. She's on my course and is one of the most sarcastic people ive ever met. She's borderline more sarcastic than Hann, which is a very hard thing to beat.

Ellie is a fellow Cardiff girl, and honestly hasnt got a nasty bone in her body. I have so much love for this girl. She's also on my course, and is a super bad influence. One thing I have learnt about her is that she is the laziest person that ive ever met. A couple of days ago, She  didnt wake up till 5pm, and even then it was because Em and I woke her up.

Here is a new addition to this blog. He is Daniel (Danny) We keep him because he is kind of obsessed with Harry Potter. 1 fact about this douche, he hardly ever has a full outfit on. Like, he'll come in and immediately take off his shirt. Its slightly weird but none of the girls complain.

Last but not least, this is Stephen. Or Stavros for all intents and purposes. He is super weird, but accepted as weird. He fits in well with this house, as we are all very broken. He does a fantastic Stitch impression, this is why we keep him.

Thats it for now.
My next one, I feel could be a bit sad.
Kirst x