Friday, 12 September 2014

My Liebster Award Nomination

Hey Guys

So I have found out that I have been nominated by the lovely R Malik Reports for the Liebster Award so thank you!

If you don't know what the Liebster award is don't worry because I was the same. I kept seeing it all over other blogs and had no clue what it actually is but I now know. It's basically a tag that has been ongoing to help you find new blogs that have started up who have 200 followers or less and that counts as me! So yeah here goes...


1. Why did you choose to make a blog?

I decided to make a blog because I have always been a bit obsessed with social media but with the restrictions *cough* Twitter *cough* it can be difficult to get your full opinion across so I thought a blog was a good medium.

2. Who is your role model and why?

I always find these questions really hard because I wouldn't say I have one particular role model but I admire a lot of people whether they are famous or not. I guess if it was someone famous then my role model would be Taylor Swift because even though she is really famous she is still very polite and hasn't gone down your typical "meltdown" route. If it was someone that I personally knew my role model would be my old child minder called Ann because she has had to go through a lot in her life including an organ transplant and I just really admire her.

3. If you won the lottery, what would you spend your money on?

Hmmmm another hard question because lots of things spring to mind but one thing that I have always wanted to do is backpack around the world so I would use some of the money to contribute to that.

4. Which make up brand did you use last?

I actually don't really wear make up that often but I did wear some Maybelline Falsies Mascara like last weekend.

5. Favourite blog you read? 

World Of Wanderlust

6. Name one thing you can't live without.

Music in general.

7. One advice for the youth.

Just be yourself. Don't try and change who you are just to fit in. I've been there and it sucks to be honest.

8. Sweet or savoury?

Sweet all the wayyyyyy.

9. If you just became the president, what would be the first thing you changed?

Honestly have no clue, don't really want to be the president...

10. Dream holiday and why?

Said it in another answer but to just backpack all over the world. I just want to experience all the different cultures because I love doing that.

11. What do you want to achieve in 5 years time?

Hopefully I've graduated from University but who knows to be honest?!

Rules:
1. Include a link to the blog of whoever nominated you.

2. Answer all 11 questions they have provided.
3. Nominate your own 11 blogs with 200 followers or less.
4. Create your own list of 11 questions for them to answer.

Blogs Nominated By Me:
1. Em's Close Ups
2. Elzy Ella
3. Modern Day Gypsy
4. missCellany
5. Just Sophie
6. Whimsy & Wonderland
7. Alex's Life
8. Sarah Jo
9. Elsie's Empire
10. Beth Lett
11. Chantelle Sarah Blogs

My Questions:
1. What is the first thing to your right?
2. Do you have a favourite month? If you do why?
3. If you could only use one social media website what would it be?
4. Who did you get your last text from?
5. Hero or Villain?
6. Do you have a role model and why is he/she your role model?
7. Every been to a concert if so what was it?
8. What is at the top of your bucket list?
9. If you could be a celebrity for a day who would you be?
10. A motto you like to follow.
11. Do you think you could win the Hunger Games?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

25 Questions Tag

Hey Guys!

Over the past few weeks I have had so many people message me on twitter asking if they can get to know me a bit better and one person asked if I could do the 25 Questions Tag so here it is! You are probably going to realise how boring my life is but ah well.


1. Do you have any pets?

Yes! I have one dog called Freya and she is a black Labrador. She has been in the family since I was 8 so nearly 10 years!

2. Name 3 things that are physically closeto you.

Right now I have my iPhone right beside me on charge as well as the book I am reading called 'Beautiful Chaos' and also I have a cup of tea (very British I know).

3.  What's the weather like right now?

Right now it is actually dry outside! The sky is a bit grey so I think it might rain later but right now it's dry!

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

No I don't drive but I do have my provisional which means that I can start learning how to drive but I just haven't gotten round to it yet!

5. What time did you wake up this morning?

 Well I had to wake up at 7:00 so I can have a shower before going to school so yeah 7:00.

6. When was the last time you showered?

 Didn't the last question just answer that? Well this morning hahaha.

7. What was the last movie that you saw?

The last movie I saw was Despicable Me 2.

8. What does you last text message say?

Hmm I'm a bit nervous to what this might say hahaha. Well the last message that I got was from my boyfriend and it says 'Well I need to beat your ass at Mario Kart apparently ;) xxxxxxx' we are pretty competitive hahah.

9. What's you ringtone?

 Your typical iPhone one I looked it up and it's called Opening. I'm so original I know.

10. Have you every been to a different country?

Yes I have been to a few different countries but I have never left Europe and I would quite like to see more of the world!

11. Do you like sushi?

 I don't know if I like sushi or not because I have actually never tried it but I would like to!

12. Where do you buy your groceries?

 Well I don't actually buy the groceries but my mum buys them from Morrisons.

13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?

 Nope I have never taken any medication to help with my sleep even though my sleeping pattern is crazy!

14. How many siblings do you have?

I have 3 other siblings that are all older than me! I have two sisters called Jayne and Angela and I also have a brother called Bruce.

15. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop?

I have a laptop a proper computer takes up too much space!

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

I will be 18 next March I'm so excited!!!

17. Do you wear contacts or glasses?

Nope I don't need either. I think I have pretty good eyesight if I do say so myself.

18. Do you colour your hair?

Again it's a no my hair colour is completely natural!

19. Tell you something that I am planning on doing today.

 I have a dance class later on tonight so I will probably be going to that.

20. When was the last time you cried?

I'm not a person that cries a lot but when my anxiety is really bad and I have panic attack after panic attack I cry because I just can't cope much longer with it and that happened last Friday...

21. What is your perfect pizza topping?

I don't have a favourite topping but I do enjoy a meat feast or spicy chicken and also a hawaiian.

22. What do you prefer - burgers or cheeseburgers?

Plain burgers all the wayyyyyy.

23. Have you ever had an all-nighter?

Yes many...

24. What is your eye colour?

 I have blue eyes.

25. Can you taste the difference between Coca Cola and Pepsi?

 Of course I can taste the difference! I prefer Pepsi if I'm honest don't really know why I just do.

So there you go, you have found out some really random stuff about me:)

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Monday, 8 September 2014

Just Enjoy The Music | 8Tracks Playlist

Hey Guys!

As you know I have an 8Tracks account where I like to make playlists with my favourite music. I have now made a new playlist and you can go check it out if you want.

This playlist has only got British musicians in it because I sort of wanted to show off how good music we make. It is also quite relaxed so I usually listen to it while I'm reading or studying.


So here is the song list... :)

1. Holding On - Lewis Watson
2. Home - Gabrielle Aplin 
3. People Help The People - Birdy
4. You Make It Real For Me - James Morrison
5. Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
6. Read All About It (Part III) - Emelie Sande
7. Turning Tables - Adele
8. Home To Donegal (live) - Skerryvore
9. Western Ocean - Skipinnish
10. Old Pine - Ben Howard
11. High Hopes - Kodaline
12. I Will Wait - Mumford & Sons
13. Stay With Me - Sam Smith
14. A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
15. Many Of Horror - Biffy Clyro
16. Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
17. Your Song - Ellie Goulding
18. Things We Lost In the Fire - Bastille
19. When She Was Mine - Lawson
20. Let Her Go - Passenger
21. Strong - London Grammar
22. Little Me - Little Mix
23. Simple As This - Jake Bugg
24. Long Way Down - Tom Odell
25. Don't Forget Where You Belong - One Direction
26. Chasing Lights (MTV Live Session) - The Saturdays
27. Why'd You Only Call Me When Your High - Arctic Monkeys
28. Army Of  Two - Olly Murs
29. Only Love Can Hurt Like This - Paloma Faith
30. The Colour Upstream - The Youth And Young
31. Never Let Me Go - Florence and the Machine
32. Clarity - Zedd ft. Foxes
33. Chasing Rubies - Hudson Taylor
34. Chocolate - The 1975
35. Gravity - Pixie Lott
36. Greatest Day - Take That
37. Warwick Avenue - Duffy
38. The Flood - Cheryl Cole
39. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
40. Budapest - George Ezra

So there you go that's the playlist you should go check it out if you are interested.

Catriona...

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Tuesday, 2 September 2014

What Happened During My Weekend

Hey Guys!

So last weekend was a very special weekend where I live because it was Cowal Highland Gathering also known as Cowal Games. It is an event where lots of traditional Scottish activities compete like highland dancing, pipe band competitions and Scottish heavy weight competitions like tossing the caber.

It is an extra long week/weekend because the first night of events happens on the Wednesday called Kirn Gala which is held in one of the close villages near to Dunoon. There is charity stalls with some rides for smaller children as well as entertainment from the local school pipe band and other things. I went for a while but I had plans to meet my friends so I didn't actually end up being there for very long but apparently it was a great night!

On the Thursday night it was the Sunset Ceremony which has come back after being away for a few years. It is held in the middle of the town right beside the fair so people especially people around my age like to flick between the two. This is more of like a concert than anything else. Again we had dancers and the pipe band playing and we also had singers and musicians there too. It was really busy I think it was because it was a really nice night and also Scottish Gold Medallist, Charlie Flynn was also there and I even got a selfie with him!


The Friday we get the whole day off school which is so good because that usually means that I get to have a lie in but not this year! I had promised to babysit my little 2 year old niece and my 10 year old nephew for most of the day. If I'm honest I do enjoy it so it didn't really bother me and we had a good old sing song to some of the songs from Frozen. As it turned into the afternoon my niece was getting tired so she went for a nap and I got ready to leave because I was going to my friends house to go to a Ceilidh which is like a Scottish dance I have spoken about it before in my German exchange post and also my TMF post


It was one of my absolute favourite ceilidh bands that was playing so I was extremely excited to see them again! I wore what I wore to the German Exchange ceilidh because I know some of you guys ask me on Twitter for that kind of stuff so you can go and have a look there to what I wore. I went with my friend Sean and two of his pipe band friends Cambeul and Calum. We got a table right beside the stage and we fangirled so much over Skipinnish especially Robert Robertson who is the lead singer and guitarist. Also we were the loudest table and the band kept looking at us and smiling which we all found hilarious! The only downside of it was that I now have massive bruises up and down my arms.

Saturday was the main event which was held at the local stadium. It is also the World Highland Dancing Championships at the same time so there are tons of dancers from around the world especially from Canada and America. I got there at around half 1 and I got the most amazing haggis burger thing called the Wallace it was so tasty! I really wish I could of had another one if I'm honest. I then went with my mum and dad and sat on the hill and watched a bunch of the activities that were all going around the bottom the park especially tossing the caber. Which is when someone has to try and throw a massive tree log and get it the furthest. It is honestly so cool to watch! It was soon time for Skipinnish to play in the Ceilidh Tent and I couldn't wait to see them again over the weekend. I honestly think they are amazing and bring such an amazing atmosphere to the event especially with their song Walking On the Waves.


As it got later into the night the crowds begin to descend on the main street for the march past where all the bands and most of the dancers walk down the street showing off all the trophey and shields that they had won that day. Also there was a competition to see who could be the most entertaining band. This meant that bands dressed up, played non-traditional Scottish tunes and we even had a band that danced! It was so funny seeing all of the bands have a bit of a laugh and it is really nice.

Finally there is the fireworks at 21:00 but I unfortunately missed them because I was at my friends house but I still heard them!

So that's what happened during my weekend what happened during yours?

Catriona...
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