Okay, I know it's unimaginative, but not a lot in the English language starts with the letter Z. Especially not in my room! This is the toy zebra I found on the road between Holsworthy and Chilsworthy on a random expedition of mine last year. I named him Nigel, after a lad I'm friends with. He lives with other numerous teddies on my radiator (Don't worry, it's turned off!). As I wasn't expecting to spend the night in North Devon, I didn't bring Harry Hippo, so I'm just glad I found an abandoned toy to keep me company. It sounds rather immature, but I'm a real sucker for abandoned toys, and get the real guilties.
30 April 2012
28 April 2012
This maybe one of the most important memories of mine. It is perhaps a naïve idea, but it sure worked! This first time I wore a Yellow Glowstick was Christmas Camp 2008. It was there I wore a corset, and danced all night with a girl called Emily. She never came back to Army Cadets, but I thought that perhaps the glowsticks were supposed to be lucky. So for the Summer Camp 2009 disco, I wore two Yellow Glowsticks, and met Rebecca. Then every time I was going to meet up with her, the night before, I put a Yellow Glowstick above my window by my bed. I wished so hard, and stared at it until I fell asleep. For Summer Camp 2010, I put a Yellow Glowstick above my bed each night for luck, and to remind me how long I'd been there! Finally, for the Summer Camp 2010 disco, I wore another two Yellow Glowsticks, even though I never really went to the disco. One last Yellow Glowstick was hung above my bed after that Summer Camp, for 1st September 2010. I just could never bear taking them down, as it's now a part of what has made me, a precious part of my innocent memories, hung up for me to see every night...
(Yugoslavia - Lena Katina)
27 April 2012
I hate thinking of things for the letter X. I don't even have a song beginning with X, only an artist. Anyhow, Xenophon is some Ancient Greek dude I'm supposed to have studied for Classics. No-one's really sure who the hell this guy is anyway. Some say he was an Athenian writer, and some say he was a Spartan warrior. I think that's the guy, but I really have no clue. So just ignore anything I may suggest, it just shows how much I struggle with Classics! I remember using this as a source to back up the existence of Lycurgus, who was some guy that was believed to have created the Spartan society we've been studying. I really have no clue about this guy, or even know the time when he existed. I'm also pretty sure that he sent his children through the Agoge, which was the Spartan education system, teaching boys to be warriors. However, I'm still not sure on that one. Maybe I should've done Xerxes, at least I know he was a Persian king who thought he was a God, and was portrayed as not human in the film '300'...
26 April 2012
My first Adventure Training camp with Army Cadets, in 2009, I entered a prize draw. On the first prize, someone had their ticket drawn, but hadn't got their tickets on them. So they redrew, and my number came out! The funny thing is, I've heard of 'one size fits all', but this is extra large! So when I wear it and it's full, I look a bit like Paddington Bear! It's served me well during my time at cadets, through two Summer Camps and various other weekends. I really hope sometime in the future to become an Army Cadet adult, so that's why I haven't sold anything as of yet. However, my webbing's rather special to me, for all we've been through together in the past. It was a part of me.
25 April 2012
I keep mentioning that I used to be a goth. When looking for gothic posters, I came across Victoria Francés' artwork. I just thought it was absolutely amazing! I own seven posters, but only have two of them on my walls at the moment. She's a Spanish gothic artist from Valencia, and if you see any ginger women in her artwork, that's usually her. I just love this art so much, it's real talent. If only I had enough walls...
24 April 2012
Ruining teenagers' individuality since it was invented! Oh how British! The blue blazer was what I wore for Year 7 & Year 8 of Sidmouth College. The jumper in the middle was what the Upper School wore (Years 9-11). However, a new headmaster came in when I was in Year 9, changed the uniform, and the logo, which makes it look like a five year old has drawn it. So in Year 10 & Year 11, I had to wear the crappy uniform on the right. As you can see by the pictures of the logo, I much prefer the seagull/oyster-catcher on the previous uniform. There was no need to change the uniform, and it just wasted more time and money that the stupid secondary school didn't have. This is just a fraction of why I hated Sidmouth College...
23 April 2012
See my absolute excitement at this topic. I've been going through a rough patch this month, because me and Holly split up. As predicted, it's left me with stinking migraines, and some desperately unwanted symptoms. This is my tablet collection. The Pizotifen tabets I have to take two of every night. The Imigran is not really used anymore. The other tablets are double strength. Paracetamol, Ibuprofen, Asprin, and Paracetamol & Codine. A different one is used depending on the severity of migraine. This is to go along with the dog tag and instructions in my purse. I just really wish the migraines weren't so frequent and dangerous. I collapsed two days before my 17th, and got taken to hospital in an ambulance. My focal migraines make me look like I'm having a stroke. I have silly little twitches. My head always feels like I've been beaten with a bat. I'm being referred to the paediatrician this time. Why won't it just go away? Even just for my exams...
21 April 2012
I can act like a girl when I want to! Until Christmas Camp 2010, I couldn't walk in heels at all! These are my prom shoes, that barely got photographed at the prom itself. They make me feel tall, as they have about two inches on the heel, and fit my feet as a Size 4! They also go beautifully with my 1950's style dresses! It's a shame I don't often get to wear them. I don't go to parties, or clubbing, or even to posh meals. They just sit in a box under my bed for most of the year. I really must find an excuse to wear them at some point!
The Sacrament - HIM
20 April 2012
When I was about five, I used to go to Rainbows, which is basically the first step of Girl Guides before Brownies. I don't remember much, but I did get the badge for the millennium, which is on the front pocket along with my Rainbows Promise badge. The badge on the shoulder is the general badge for the Devon Guide Association, and I think the badges on the chest are just general Rainbows uniform badges. I wish I remembered more. The one thing I do remember was falling off a slide somewhere and scraping my face...
Rivers Of Lust - Tarja Turunen
19 April 2012
I want to start by announcing that it's my blog's 3rd Birthday today! Now, I'm not a Muslim, nor religious at all for that matter. I own seven Bibles and wear a cross pendant, but I'm no Christian. However, I can appreciate religion. It can cause the most intolerance, yet give society the greatest morals. The main reason I own a copy of the Qur'an, and also somewhere, the Bhagavad Gita, is because of my dream to be a translator. You cannot truly interpret a culture without knowledge and understanding their beliefs. So I read part of it to help understand cultural references, and to get a different perspective of the world. Many different views and beliefs make the world a vast, great and exciting place!
Quark, Strangeness & Charm - Hawkwind
18 April 2012
It's the blue one in the middle, made of Aqua Aura. The one on the left makes rainbows around my room in the sun. The bracelet on the right is a very special part of my past, as I was given it by a friend. The pendulum however, I got for my 15th Birthday, and for some strange unknown reason, it starts spinning in circles about an hour before it rains, everytime without fail. I may just be slightly paranoid...
Puss 'n' Boots - Adam Ant
17 April 2012
As I said in the previous post, my favourite computer game is Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time. So, one Christmas, I got an ocarina in my stocking! I often carry it around with me, so I can play it if I feel the urge. It's a peculiar instrument, in shape, and sound, but it's by far my favourite instrument. I can play songs from the computer games, however in the video below, I'm playing a song called 'Drop In the Ocean' that we were taught at junior school.
Obvious - Emin
16 April 2012
Yes, I'm that old school! This is the only games system I've ever owned, and that was because my cousins gave it to me! I found all the games the other day, except my favourite one, Zelda: The Ocarina Of Time. I was gutted it couldn't be photographed for the blog! its the best game ever created! I've completed it in English and French too! To go with the N64, I was given a rumble pack and an expansion pack, so I could play Zelda: Majora's Mask. I just really wish I could play it on a modern TV, but they don't have the right holes for the cable...
Not Pretty Enough - The Spooky Men's Chorale
14 April 2012
This has to be my life, sad to admit. I have a favourite game called 'Dragon, Fly!', I can use Facebook and monitor this blog on it. I even have a Tamagotchi on it! Plus, I like playing Robot Unicorn Attack on it! YouTube and Twitter are terrible on it, but I think that some of the apps are crap. I'm even lucky enough to get French and Finnish radio stations on it! I don't usually get new phones, but last year, I finally got one, and I was trusted enough to have a contract! Well, here's my fancy LG touchy phone thing that my life revolves around...
Mother - Blondie
13 April 2012
My first real locket I got last Christmas. I had a cheap one when I was about seven, that I kept a picture of Grandmoff's old dog in. Now, I have a fairly good one, and I have a picture of my best friend Tamsin, and my little cousin Oscar in! They both mean the world to me! I don't often wear it now, but it still sits open on my jewellery stand!
Loves Me Not - t.A.T.u.
12 April 2012
I'm not a huge one for anime films or Japanese things. It's so overdone in my opinion. I love the Japanese culture, it's much more respectful than in the UK, however, everyone wants to read Japanese. Everyone loves all the Lolita outfits. It's like me and vampires: nice idea, totally overdone. These Kimmidolls caught my eye though a couple of years ago. Each of them has a Japanese name meaning something in English such as 'hope' or 'wisdom'. They just really appealed to me, and I wish I had the money for the whole collection!
Kädet Ilmassa - Chisu
11 April 2012
It was a very long time ago, in the days I was beautiful. In the picture is two bronze medals, three silver medals a bronze trophy and my etiquette cup plaque. I also have a gold medal somewhere from my first ever competition. I was put up two weight categories because there was no other female in my weight category or the one above. I won bronze in the category i was put into, but they gave me gold for my effort, and moved my up to the senior training group. Then I'd become an eight-year-old fighting 6' grown men! I had to quit a few years back though, because my right ankle's not safe, and doesn't touch the ground.
Johnny Got A Boom Boom - Imelda May
10 April 2012
The last ones I liked, my mum complained smelt like burning rubber. Now, I've found one that's perfect. I don't want my room to smell like a skanky teenager lives in there, so I make it smell hippy-dippy instead! I usually put one on everyday, just to make sure my room smells okay.
Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
9 April 2012
I got a BB gun at Folk Week 2010! I really enjoyed shooting it, but I wanted some target practice. The I decided, the posters around my room were good targets! In the picture is the worst of the shot posters, over one side of the Amélie poster, and some foreign. My Rocky Horror poster also copped some bullets, and my Rihanna poster. however, my Nightwish and Within Temptation posters were unhurt! I was really upset when my BB gun broke though...
Happy Ending - MIKA
7 April 2012
I have them all around my room between the posters and the foreign. Mum put them there when I was a little girl. My room is blue because she did it as a sea theme, and I had glow-in-the-dark octopuses and seaweed! Ready for when I go to university in a couple of years, I bought myself a pack of sheep and clouds, and stars and a moon!
Glorious - The Pierces
6 April 2012
Languages are my life. I would be nothing without them. The picture is of some Spanish above my bed, and I label lots of things around the house, such as the armchairs and the bookcases. Even my mum has learnt the words for 'bath' and 'shower' in Spanish! I even colour co-ordinate word genders: red for feminine and blue for masculine!
The Fallacy - Epica
5 April 2012
I only got her at Tesco today, and I've called her Baby, after the girl in Dirty Dancing! It's funny how when everything gets expensive before Easter and cheaper after. This is why I like the Hello Kitty collection. They're cheaper BEFORE, and then go up to normal price after. Makes me think I really should have bought the Valentine's Day kitties afterall...
Engel - Rasmus Seebach
4 April 2012
Well who doesn't like dinosaurs? I have a collection of dinosaur figures and toys! The picture below is of my mini figures I have on a shelf below my Hello Kitty collection. Actually, today I received a present, one of which was a cute orange toy dinosaur! To that I must thank Gillian! I also have Coprolite, which is basically dino-dung!
Das Modell - Kraftwerk
3 April 2012
I haven't really played in years, but I was quite a good grade at the time. So I thought I'd be different today and pull it out the box. When I was about 8 or 9, I used to absolutely love the clarinet, to the point where I have Acker Bilk's CD somewhere! However, it's been so long since I've played it properly, that I've never really played it with my adult teeth! I used to be about Grade 4 a long time ago... I was beautiful then.
Choices - Honey Ryder
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2 April 2012
When I used to be a goth, I was about 13 at the time, I used to collect slightly gothic things. We went to Cardiff once and we spotted one of these dolls, so mum bought it for me. Then that Christmas, I got another one, and I got the third one for my 14th birthday. I absolutely adore these figures, even now, but there were four to collect. I never got Mina Immortale, because she was super rare, there were only a limited amount made. I've only seen the figure once, and it was rather expensive. So this is my nearly complete collection of Series 5 Begoth Dolls!
Blue - Angie Hart
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