Saturday, 12 January 2013

What to do when going on a long trip...

Hi All,

Tomorrow, I am going on quite a long car journey, 4 hours there and 4 hours back. So that is basically a whole time of 8 hours, of just sitting in the car. I have done this before and I honestly know the feeling of being bored in the backseat, in this post I am going to tell you my top tips for what to do on long distance travel. I would also like to note that I am sorry if I mention any items that you do not own but this is what I myself would take...
So lets begin!
1. WATCH something! It truly passes the time! Why not go on iTunes download some TV episodes or rent some movies so you can pass the time in the car. If you are in the UK, I highly recommend to download an APP called BBC iPlayer. This allows you to download catch-up TV for free and to watch it on the go without any internet connection! These are the TV shows I am taking on my iPad for the trip:

  • The Big Bang Theory - Season 6, episodes 10-13. 
  • Pretty Little Liars - Season 3, episode 14. 
  • Ripper Street - Season 1, episode 1 and 2. 
  • Africa - BBC documentary, episode 1 and 2. 
  • The Polar Bear Family and Me - BBC documentary, Episodes 1-3.
Lana Del Rey, Born to Die Paradise Edition.
2. LISTEN to music! I know this is pretty obvious, but just find some new music and put it on your phone/iPod/music player! Try surfing the net whilst chilling out to some music! 

3.PLAY some games! If you have an iPad like myself, download some fun apps to play on to pass the time! I recommend; Logos Quiz, Unblock me, Solitaire, Sonic Jump,  Cut the Rope, and if you have internet connection TAPPED OUT. If you have an iPod/iPhone/Android here are some other apps I recommend; Words with friends, Bag it, Facebook and most certainly INSTAGRAM! 
Why not take a gaming console such as a Nintendo DS, PSP, PS Vita? 

Terry Pratchett - The World of Poo. 
4. READ a book! Although you may think its boring, reading does really pass the time! If you might be on quite a noisy journey why not get some ear plugs to block out the sound? If you're not really a fan of books, bring a magazine that will just keep you going? In my case, I might take, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. 

5. SLEEP! As obvious as that may be, this is the easiest way to pass the time! Bring a blanket and pillow (even a cuddly toy) and just get comfy, ask the people in the car to be a little bit more quiet and just snooze off into your imagination! I also really recommend to dress in something comfy! Even if that means leggings and a slouchy top! Just make sure you    look presentable! 

I hope these top 5 tips helped you out on your long journey! I will probably tell you how mine went! 
If you want, tell me what you take on long trips in the comment below! 
'till we meet again, 
Wow it's Nelly. 

*All images are taken by myself and posted on Instagram*
*This is my own opinion*

Friday, 11 January 2013

My Favourites of 2012!

Hello Everyone, 

I would like to begin this blog by saying, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you all had great holidays and just celebratory times. I decided to write a post today about my favourites of 2012, basically just my favourite music, movies and clothing items.
What shall we start with?
My favourite genre of music is definitely alternative; that varies from indie pop, indie rock and just weird stuff! So these music choices are for those interested in Indie.
   In 2012, I discovered my ultimate love of the Arctic Monkeys. It started off when I got my best friend hooked on Indie music, one day before school she told me about how much she loved the Arctic Monkeys, so I went home and listened to them and BY GOD they were amazing. So here I am six months later in love with the whole band! (Especially Alex Turner *wink wink*)

The album above (Whatever people say I am is what I'm not...) is my favourite album of all! A few of my favourite all time songs by these lot include; Brianstorm, Red indicates the doors are secured, dance little liar, when the sun goes down and suck it and see. If you are into good ol' rock, I highly recommend this band!

Another one of my favourite artists has been Mumford and Sons. They are more on the country side but they are bloody AMAZING! I love them so much I can't even explain it! I have loved these guys longer than the Arctic Monkeys and I discovered them before hand! Mumford and Sons are such amazing songs, and although many of them do include love and memories they are not portrayed in the normal cheesy way but in the most beautiful way of all. I honestly love both of the albums and I could not pick one as my favourite!

My most loved songs from these lot include; Little Lion Man, Broken Crown, I will wait but the next two songs I can not even describe how much I love them, these are The Boxer and After the Storm, they are so indescribably amazing! Definitely listen to them! 

Lastly I would like to talk about Florence and the Machine, although I loved her already in 2011, I was granted an amazing opportunity to see her live in concert on March 10th 2012! This was the first concert I had ever been to and it was hosted in Alexandra Palace, London. It was one of the best experiences I have had in my life but what made the whole experience 1000x better was the fact that at one point I was on my dads shoulders and yes in fact, FLORENCE POINTED AT ME! I know it seems silly but her music is so beautiful and inspiring that I will cherish that moment for ever! I love all of her songs so I really can not pick any specifics! 

The beautiful Florence and no there is no zoom here, this is actually how close we were!! 

Although I loved Lana Del Rey, The Killers, and The Vaccines, these were definitely my top three of 2012! 

MOVIES of 2012?
In 2012 many things changed for my overall personality, I  became a little bit more out there and just plain different and because of this I changed from being like everyone else I know and just becoming myself and this meant that I was watching films new and old! 
I will give you a list of movies I recall watching in 2012 which I completely loved! 
  • The Avengers 
  • The Hobbit: And unexpected gathering. 
  • Withnail and I 
  • Scott Pilgrim Vs. the world
  • True Romance 
  • Pride and Prejudice 
  • Practical magic 

This was my favourite film for at least 3 months on end.
And lastly CLOTHING items!
This year my style has not really changed I will just give you the basics of what has happened! 
I have worn my Chuck Taylor All Star Converse Ox Slims to DEATH! Their colour even changed from white to a strange peach colour! The inside of the back is completely distraught and I am getting a hole in the bottom but I still love them! I now just use them for PE in school but they shall always be my babies! 
I have also just been living in jeans! I am a huge fan of jeans! They are just so easy and casual and I can't imagine living without them! 
Now that I think about it, those were the two main staples of my clothing because if you would ever see me, I am usually just in a jacket, t-shirt, jeans and converse! 

What were your favourites of 2012? These were mine! 
I hope you enjoyed this blog post as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thank you ever so much for reading! 
'till we meet again... 
Wow its Nelly.