January can be a weird time, Christmas is over and everyone is a bit strapped for cash. I always find it is the perfect time for evenings spent at home snuggled up and watching TV or films!
Now I am definitely a binge watcher! If I discover a show that I love then I spend all my free time watching it. Some of the shows I’ve watched have been amazing and I enjoyed every minute but some have gone a bit downhill and I find that I have to force myself to watch some episodes! So I thought I would share my favourite 5 shows that are perfect for binge watching!
Gilmore Girls (2000-2007)
I recently watched Gilmore Girls from start to finish in about 2 months and I LOVE it so much. It has funny, lighthearted moments as well as emotional storylines that have you gripped. There are so many relatable aspects of the show as well whether your a mother, daughter or grandmother. The revival also recently came out and it was everything you would want from a TV show revival!!
When Lost was originally on I wasn’t quite old enough to watch it but a few years ago I read an article about the 10 year anniversary and decided to give it a go. It is so good! It is quite dark at parts and a little scary but the storyline and the characters are so watchable and enjoyable. There are quite a few plot twists and unexpected turns but it makes the show even better!
Pretty Little Liars (2011-)
I read the Pretty Little Liars books a few months before the TV series came out so I was super excited to watch it! The series slightly follows the book in Season 1 but after that it goes in a different direction. So if you watch the show and haven’t read the books yet I would definitely recommend it! The last episodes of PLL are airing soon as well so if you start now you have enough time to watch it all or rewatch it all before they start!!
Stranger Things (2016-)
I watched Stranger Things about 2 weeks after it was released on Netflix and I was hooked from the first episode! It is set in the 80s which I love and the characters are so well written and the storyline is so unique and compelling. There are only 8 episodes as well so it doesn’t take long to watch! If you love 80s films and music you’ll definitely enjoy it!
Community is one of my favourite comedy TV shows! It is so clever and funny that I could watch it for hours. The episode are short too at only 21 minutes so you can watch so many in a short space of time and trust me it’s easy to do so! All the characters are quirky and the storylines are so different to other comedy shows that it is so enjoyable as you don’t know where they’ll take it next!
What TV shows do you love to watch? Let me know, I love to watch new things!
12 Days of Blogmas – Day Two!
With less than two weeks to go until the big day, I thought I would talk about some of the reasons that Christmas is my favourite time of year!
I have always been a fan of winter and the cold weather means that we can wrap up warm and wear scarfs, hats and boots. Staying cosy and warm is top priority and the wintery, christmassy colours just make it even better!
One of the best things about christmas is the music that is played everywhere and the cheesy films that are on TV all day! I love going into shops and singing along to the classic songs that everyone knows the lyrics to! It just makes the month feel more magical because everyone enjoys them! Watching Christmas films is at the top of my to do list on my days off as I can just relax and they always make me feel happy and excited!
Eating is a key part of the day and the selection of food available always amazes me! From sweet to savoury the varieties and possibilities are endless! This year I discovered a new food favourite called Lebkuchen which is like a gingerbread cake with apricot jam in the centre! It’s SO good, 10\10 would recommend!!
Finally I love the excitement that surrounds Christmas and the nervousness of not knowing if you’ll be ready or not with presents and preparation!
With uni applications for 2017 due in the next few months I thought I would talk about how and why I decided to take a gap year and how I feel about the decision 5 months later.
Applying for University…
This time last year I was frantically writing my personal statement trying to make it perfect and with the help of my UCAS tutor at college I created something that I am still quite proud of. I was applying to study fashion photography and decided to talk about the industry and how the term “plus size” is used. Thankfully I got offers from all the uni’s I applied to, I picked my first choice, Falmouth University and started preparing my self for my exams.
Deciding to Defer…
After leaving college in June I was starting to get nervous about the idea of moving away and going to uni. I started to contemplate withdrawing my place completely and just working. Instead I talked to some of my friends about how I was feeling as well as my parents and family. After a few weeks of deliberating I rang Falmouth and asked if it was too late to defer my place until 2017, luckily it wasn’t and after a few emails my place was deferred. I instantly felt as if a weight had been lifted!
Now obviously this is my personal experience, many of my friends have gone to uni this year and are loving it, we still talk all the time and the only difference is that they live in other parts of the country now. I myself just wasn’t ready, I didn’t feel like I could put my all into the work and was trying to work on my anxiety issues and felt they would just make it worse.
4 Months In…
I am now on month 4 of my gap year and I am still glad that I made the decision to take a year out. I have been going to work and also tackling my anxiety. I already feel much better and even more confident. I have also launched this blog which has given me something to put my passion into and help me stay organised. I am so happy I decided to start blogging as I now have something to be excited about and it is also something I can carry on doing while at uni! After a few months off I am now thinking about going travelling in spring 2017, just need to start saving after Christmas!
If you were thinking of applying to uni or thinking of taking a gap year I hope this post helped in some way. I just wanted to talk about my experience and will probably do an update in a few months on how my gap year is going!
Here are some useful links if you want to apply or take a gap year: