Showing posts from March, 2015

A Night with Katie Hopkins!

Whether you love her or hate her, everyone knows her...the infamous Katie Hopkins. Controversial to most people's opinions, I adore Katie- I genuinely think she's fabulous. It's not that I necessarily agree with all that she says (although I do agree with most) but it's the fact that she is not afraid to speak her mind, regardless of what may come back to her because of it. She is, and I quote "40 and fearless". As a writer myself, I find this attitude very admirable, and it inspires me on a daily basis. When the tickets went on sale to participate in a Q and A with Katie as well as a meet and greet, I decided this was an opportunity that I could not afford to miss!

The event was held on the 17th floor of The News Building in London, which is the Sun's headquarters. The room was made up entirely of glass windows, so the view was absolutely incredible- especially at night, although unfortunately I couldn't get a picture!

Luckily, me and my boyfriend, A…

Going in One Direction towards insanity.

#cutforzayn ... arguably the most ridiculous hashtag to ever have trended on Twitter, alongside the #cutforbieber that came a few years before now.

Let's just take a look at the facts, and at what has caused so much distress that a worldwide fandom feels the need to self harm.

What has happened

- Zayn Malik left One Direction due to stress and wanting to live a normal life without being under the spotlight.

What hasn't happened

- Zayn has not died.
- One Direction have not broken up- they are continuing as a quartet.
- The world tour has not been cancelled, One Direction will continue to perform as a quartet.
- The world has not ended.

Take some time to go over those facts in your head, and evaluate them how you will. I'm sure you only need about 2.4 seconds to realise that, ultimately, nothing too terrible has happened and that there is definitely nothing to be self harming over.

Now, I'm fully prepared for the hate I will receive for writing what some fan girls may con…

It's fact over fiction for me now!

The last week or so has been relatively quiet for me- and this is not something that happens to me a lot! I took advantage of this time to relax , and spent a lot of it catching up on programs that I usually miss throughout the week due to my busy schedule. Once I had run out of programs, I went in search of something more...and came across the documentary section on 4od. I don't usually watch a lot of documentaries, so was a little unsure about starting, but with nothing to lose, I picked one to watch. And then another. And another. And another. I was hooked! My mind felt more open to issues and controversial points than it ever had before, and I was finding that I had a serious interest in what was going on around me in the world- and I knew I had to share it with you all. So here is a compilation of the documentaries that I liked the most! Enjoy!

1) Things We Won't Say About Race That Are True.

This was the first documentary that I decided to watch, and the title immediately…

What I've learnt whilst dating a skater...

My other half has been skating for nearly his whole life, and it's now something he's trying to make a career out of, through his business Stoke Skate Co. Skating was something that I had never really known much about, thought much about, or even cared much about...until I met him. Now, despite me not being a skater, or even caring for the sport that much, I feel well educated in the whole topic of skating! Here's what I've learnt whilst dating a skater...

1) Your relationship will have a third wheel...with it's own set of wheels. 
Many girls will complain about their boyfriend's love for cars. Ha! Try dating a skater. Whilst you would assume that, as a girlfriend, you take priority in everything, a skateboard follows close behind you- if not even pulling up alongside you! A skaters time will be split 50/50 because a skateboard means as much to a skater as their significant other.

2) You will be forced to watch videos of people falling down and be expected to adm…

Comic Relief- why it really grinds my gears.

Normally, my blog posts are fairly lengthy. This one is just a quickie, because everything I wanted to say wouldn't fit into a 140 character tweet.

Tonight (Friday 13th March 2015) is the night where millions of pounds will be raised for Comic Relief, in order to try and help those living in poverty. The event is always successful and an astonishingly large amount is always raised for those in need- it is an excellent event to help an excellent cause, and I think it's wonderful that nearly everybody contributes in such a selfless way, be it through a simple donation or a more dramatic event, such as a skydive for charity, or dancing for 24 hours.

There's something about Comic Relief that really grinds my gears though. It's not that I don't support the cause, because I 100% do, and I always donate money to those I know who are doing sponsored silences, cake sales, talent shows and the likes of it. However, why do we pick this one time of year to reach into our savin…

Blink Live 2: Civil War!

For those of you who know me well and keep updated with my social media sites, you'll know that I was helping to present a concert hosted by my radio shows station, Blink FM. Yesterday (Saturday 7th March) was the big day- and it was better than I had expected.

On the Friday, the whole team had had a minuscule rehearsal which, in all honesty, only made me panic about the event and what it was I was supposed to do and when! However, upon arrival at the venue on the Saturday, everything seemed to be running smoothly- and did so for the duration of the event!

My boyfriend, Alex, runs his own business, Stoke Skate Company, so before I did anything else, I helped him to set up his stall (may I point out, his first ever stall for his business!) and prepare for the night. It turned out to be a really successful night for the business, and he even made some profit which was a massive bonus. I couldn't have been any more proud.

The nerves I felt before heading on stage were unreal. I g…