Football- from HATE it to LOVE it.

I’ve never been into football, not only was I terrible at sports (particularly football) but I found it boring. That however did change, I’m still shit at football that hasn’t changed, but now I genuienly support Arsenal and i find the games entertaining, not only that but I show a true sign of a football fan which is that I become emotionally invested and get pissed off if we lose.

When i was younger I had a football phase if you could even count it,it was in primary school it was the world cup and I was watching every game i could, I think it all started when someone has a box of little collectors cards and gave them out free which everyone went mental for. I got a Fabio Capello card and then i started googling him and getting interested in the world cup. I think the primary difference was that at this point I had no real idea of the rules or much idea what was going on, I just liked ‘being into‘ football- I felt cool.

Looking back at that now, i wasn’t into football -I wanted to be. Now i can safely say im an Arsenal supporter, I understand the games- I know my players and yeah maybe I’m not quite as clued up about it as people who play fifa and have followed and loved football all their life but I do know my stuff. I’m actually interested in looking up the latest transfer in the news now etc. 

I initially supported Arsenal because my boyfriend talked about Arsenal, I wanted to be on his team and support Arsenal with him, hearing him talk about the games i got interested and i had a google of their history and started following their transfers and the games’ outcomes.  However now over 2 years down the line I can safely say i support them not just because he does but because i genuienlly support the hell out of them. It’s easy to start getting into a hobby just because someone close to you does, but i didn t support arsenal once i found out he did I got interested in football and Arsenals history and decided Arsenal was also the team for me. Its the same growing up with a team all your family support- having someone close supporting the team with you makes it so much more fun. At first I was just reeling off random facts to surprise him so we’d just be talking and I’d say have you heard about Lacazettes transfer? And it became a game but it became a real team I support and a game I enjoy watching. 

I always knew this year for my boyfriends birthday i was gonna buy tickets for us to get a tour of Arsenal’s stadium and i always envisioned it to be something more for him; now in these last kinda 9 months I’ve got into it, I can’t bloody wait. 

I may enjoy football now and support Arsenal loyally but dont mistake one thing.

I’m still shit at football myself.

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Harry Potter – From England to Hogwarts.

Harry Potter was a massive part of my childhood, to be honest I still love it to bits now, it’s one of those things i know I will never stop loving and my sister has inspired me to write a blog piece about it. 

Im gonna be doing a series of HP blog posts so if your interested sign up by email or follow on WordPress so you dont miss one! 

 I was known to be a little obsessed with Harry Potter when I was younger and in recent years Pottermore has been brought out, young Britt’s dream to find out WHAT HARRY POTTER HOUSE IM IN.

But It did not go simply.

Having taken the quiz now 4 times in total- I have had got all 4 hours so in the space of a few days and once an hour I have changed personality. However I got Ravenclaw twice eventually so ill go with that. Even if I’m not half smart enough, there is a lot of appeal about Ravenclaw. To be honest I would have been happy with any house, but I have been inspired to become more loyal to my house as my sister has become the loyalist Hufflepuff the world has possibly known and to be honest  she is as kind and loyal as the house states too so her and the house fits! I however has aspects from a few so luckily I don’t live in the wizarding world to have this dilemma;)

I remember reading the books for the first time, later than the rest of my family because generally I grew up with the movies rather than the books. I remember the moment Hedwig died, crying when Dumbledore died and reading the second book at a young age and being weirdly frightened of Dobby. The journey that happens with these books is not for child or adult- its for everyone and everyone who reads these books I truly believe can be taken on a journey and everyone who has- I personally guarantee has at some point wanted to have an aspect at least of the wizarding world.  The world Rowling has created makes us want magic, spells, magical creatures and the loyal friendships portrayed in the books too, my sister told me the books are accessible to everyone and its true! Anyone and everyone can love them and get into the world Rowling has created, That’s the joy of a really great book.

Without a doubt my favourite book is the Goblet of Fire, the book is the first lengthier novel in th series and each tournament is so well described. You really follow Harry throughout his journey in the tournament and the cringy moments when people accuse harry of putting his name in the cup when we follow Harry in the novel and we know he didn t! The tragic death of Cedric, romance and Hermione finally blossoming. The book is in my opinion the best.*comment what your favourite book is I’d love to know!

Some people can choose which is better the movies or the books, however you can argue both ways. I certainly do notice when rereading the books how much the films miss out, however the films being to life what when you read the book, you want to see. However i dont think really you can ever get the feeling a book gives, your image will always be different to how the films portray it. 

I know the Cursed Child has very mixed opinions, the general consensus seems to be marmite- love it or hate it. I personally love it and don’t understand how you can hate it, there were aspects i believed to be silly however these were minor and did not affect the fact I found the book a great way to answer all the questions every reader of Harry potter wanted to know after the Deathly Hallows. I personally loved the character arc that was brought around for Draco, throughout the books we see him putting on a front of confidence and a bullying nature however we also see moments of fear to an extreme where it’s proved its a front. In the Deathly Hallows we see Draco question what side to be on which made us question him, this is furthered in Cursed Child where we see him share an emotional and tough past including the loss of his wife. We see a totally different side to a character that primarily seemed a totally different way in the books and that moment in the Deathly Hallows where we question if Draco wants to be bad or if he’s being forced to, is brought about again in this script. Rowling knows her fans, she reads the theories and she answers the questions we want and develops the stories we wanted her to. 

So, these are some of my ideas about Harry Potter i would love to hear your thoughts!! What house are you in? Films or books? Cursed child- love it or hate it? Thank you for reading and if you liked this please check out some of my other pieces and give me a follow if you like! 

Why I want to be a Journalist.

When people ask me what I want to be when I graduate from uni- I respond journalist  and I’m proud to say that– immediately people have said things to me like ‘gotta watch what I say then’ or assume I’m going to be a photographer desperate for a gossip article about a celebrity. Journalism encompasses so much more than that. I don’t necessarily want to be looking for gossip about celebrities and likewise I don’t necessarily intend to be presenting and writing news articles from warzones which alot of people surprisingly assume. I want to be columnist  and columnists are sometimes forgotten. Columnists to me are people who look at the world in a way that’s personal and you want to share it, you look for the beauty in where you are, you talk about your passions and help people share them too. Whether you look to an article for beauty tips, crochet patterns or an agony aunt- or simply just to read another’s perspective on life. A ‘journalist’ never means just one thing- a journalist covers so many different areas and if you intend be a journalist those stereotypes don’t cover even an inch of the opportunities that arise from wanting to write how you see the world.

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The Comfort that is..

McDonald’s.

Just all food really.

So..im on the train back from London and my tummy is all turned up, I would love a McDonald’s and a cuddle. Yet im an hour and half away from home.

I love days out dont get me wrong, but there’s so much stress involved too. Somehow every trip our drama class (2 people) make to London, it ends up centering around McDonald’s. We walk around looking lost and confused attempting to find a McDonald’s, circling on the spot in the middle of the pavement with our crappy mobile phone gps. You’d think we we’re truly lost, nope just looking for a mcnugget.

McDonald’s = Comfort

Comfort = Comfort Eating

Comfort Eating = Happiness

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Hi i’m Britt and I procrastinate.

What should i revise?

Hey there, so its been a while. Partly because it’s been ridiculously busy with exams and Christmas and partly because my phone broke and I havent been able to log in on my new phone, maybe a little laziness in there too.

Im not gonna present my life as perfect, I can admit that i have anxiety, I’ve got exams and pressures, uni, I’m 18 and like every other 18 year old i have alot of stress but thats what makes the moments i relax so amazing, the so so many good moments wouldent feel as good as they do without the stress-ey ones. I’m so lucky in so many ways.

Course we 18 year olds have alot of  choices to make. The first one being.

Should i revise?

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The Singing Sense.

I like writing, I like dance, and I love singing. Singing is something i’ve always done, always dreamt of doing, and I watch the X Factor wishing i was good enough to go on it. I don’t sing ‘because’, I sing because i love it and i am in my element when i sing, just like when i write. I’ll admit i can be a dad dancer, when hairspray comes on, i go crazy.. my dance moves are not filtered and i will dance across every inch of the room.I love a bit of Aretha Franklin- a bit of Bee Gees. More than anything though, i love the emotional songs. I thought everyone listened to music because it meant something to them, i listen to every word and write my own story, delve into the web to find the meaning and inspiration to their song. I get extremely emotional during songs because I relate them to me. My boyfriend said something to me the other day, he said when I sing i don’t adapt my voice to the song, i adapt the song to my voice, I want my own sound I don’t want to be compared to anyone. I have put a few covers on youtube, and it took alot of confidence for me to do it, but i have decided i want to share it here. So let me know what you think. see you soon guysss.

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Snowflake Christmas Decoration: How To

When 12 in school, i was taught me how to make these simple but stunning snowflake decorations, every year since I I’ve passed on how to do it. So have a go and comment your results!! I was taught it and I’ve seen others do iy, so why don’t you give it a try too!

You’ll need: A4/A3 Paper, Stapler, scissors.

1. Take your first paper sheet, and fold it across Form your perfect square.

2. Take off the extra part of the sheet with scissors

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