Okay, so couple of weeks ago I received my AS Level results. Now I know what you’ll all be thinking; you did really well, stop moaning! But hear me out. I am hoping to study medicine next year, which obviously means that I need A grades or better. My grades were AAAAB – with the B being in Biology. I know, I know, STOP MOANING EMILY! I’ll probably be fine, but then again, I might just have ruined my chances. However, I’ll stop complaining and get on to what this post is really about.

This week I haven’t really been doing much, but I have been rearranging all of my things. The picture is of my necklace collection and I’m going to write the stories behind some of them.

The silver locket was a present from my grandmother. Unexcitingly, I don’t have a picture in it yet, but I like to think that the real memory is in the giving of the necklace. It’s one of my favourite possessions and I probably wear it too much, but I honestly don’t care.

The little Pandora bag on the necklace was a gift from my dad. I had asked for a charm for my birthday, to go on my bracelet, but with my dad being Dad, he got one of the only charms in the shop that would not fit on. *sigh* I couldn’t bring myself to tell him though, so I went ahead and bought a chain for it to go on, and I think it looks really pretty.

The other pieces of jewelry on there don’t really have a big story behind them, but they’re pictured because they’re what I wear most. I hope you like them – let me know in the comments below. Also, do you have a piece of jewelry you couldn’t live without? Or maybe a family heirloom passed down to you?

.: Emily :.


I have a dream…

Trying to cram all of the fun things into a two month period called ‘Summer Holidays’ is much harder than it initially sounds. Sitting in class during a June heat wave you get the idea that this holiday time is never-ending and you will be able to live a whole life in that time; write a book, go on holiday, lose a stone, and possibly even build a house.

But that’s hardly the reality, is it?

For twelve years I have done this. I would start the summer with a list of brilliant things to do. And yes, I WAS going to do them. However, after two weeks of sitting on the sofa watching Titanic and Mamma Mia over and over again, I realise that this is never going to happen. That I am going to once again waste my whole holiday doing absolutely nothing.

So tonight, whilst sitting through Mamma Mia for the fourth time this holiday, I decided that it was going to actually do something. My plan (note: plan, not promise) is to write this blog. I am going to try and post something interesting – or as interesting as possible – every single day until I return to college in September. There will probably definitely be tears, lots of fun, some photos of what I would call my fashion, and a whole load of rambling. But at least I am going to have fun.

And you wonderful people reading this blog are going to become some of my closest friends. I will literally be sharing my life story with you, and in return all I ask is that you try to enjoy yourselves too; stay out too late, drink too much alcohol, eat that whole chocolate cake, book an extravagantly expensive holiday. And please, if you’d like to, share these experiences with me in the comments section. I’d love to hear from you all.

Best summery and sunny wishes,

.: Emily :.