2018 is the year I go travelling! I can't quite believe it really, it feels like I've been thinking and talking about this for so long and now I'm only a few weeks away from it all happening. It's going to be a great start to the year!

I finally joined the gym at the end of 2017 and managed to loose a stone! So I want to continue this streak in 2018 and make it more of a lifestyle change rather than just trying to loose weight.

This has been a goal of mine for quite some time now, but I am really going to try to get my dream job of working on a film set this year. It's all about the people you know...

2017 was the year I cut my hair into a pixie. In 2018, I'd like to change up the colour and maybe grow it out! I haven't fully decided yet if I want to start the growing process (it's so painfully awful!) but whilst I'm travelling, it might be a good idea.

After a year without a car, I am desperate to get behind the wheel again. I've saved so much money without it though, so maybe something more economically (and financially) efficient would be a better choice. 

This one is a bit superficial but I would love some growth on my Instagrams! I love posting and photography, so to see a few extra followers this year would be lovely.

After watching The Greatest Showman, I must join the circus. Okay, that's probably not the best idea, but with some help from my friend, we are going to do an aerial silk class! I cannot wait to get some upper body strength and look majestic.

Watching Blue Planet this year really shocked me. I can't believe how much plastic is polluting the ocean and I'm going to try really hard to reduce my plastic footprint this year. As for the veggie side of things, I love meat. But I do want to try and make conscious decisions to go veggie if possible. When I'm travelling, I am 100% going veggie in Asia as the meat can be quite dodgy and I don't want to be ill but I hope I can continue this at points when I'm home too. Baby steps.

Lets see if I can make these goals happen!


I discovered Oh Wonder whilst flicking though the music channels a few years ago.
I stopped on the song, but what had me hooked was the music video. It was beautiful and interesting and I felt like I was watching a film that no one had discovered yet. The song was Drive, and it quickly became one of my favourite songs ever.

So when I found out that they were going to be coming to my hometown on their world tour I had to be there no matter what! It was hands down one of the best concerts I have ever been to; it was intimate, alive and real. I was front row and sang along to every word I knew.

They sang so many songs I genuinely lost count. The electronic pop duo danced their hearts out and dripped in sweat from the first note on Josephine's keyboard. They performed Livewire, All We Do, Dazzle and Body Gold to name a few, from their 2015 hit album self titled and brought old and new fans together with High on Humans, Lifetimes and Heavy from their new album Ultralife. They also encored with Drive which made the crowd go wild.

Oh Wonder are my go-to band when I'm sad and need cheering up, when I need some awesome inspiration or when I'm high on life and so happy. They are a band you can play in your room alone, at a cool house party or cruising down the road with the top down in LA. 
Give them a listen, you won't regret it.


I can't quite believe it's almost been 6 months since I cut off my hair and went pixie! It's been such a fun ride and I have totally embraced all different lengths and styles so far. 

24th June
This was the first cut and oh my god I just love it! But it was extremely high maintenance because my hair is naturally wavy. So it needed constant straightening to make it look sleek and manageable because if I left it, all of the mid length hairs would kink all over the place. It was a lot of upkeep so I knew I wanted to go shorter to see how that faired.

8th July
This is the same cut as above but a little grown out and I styled it by pushing the front off of my forehead. It was a go to hairstyle as the fringe was just too long and were getting rather annoying! I also pinned the fringe back with bobby pins just so it was out of my face.

30th July
It was finally time for a cut! And it was wonderfully short! The fringe was short on my forehead, the length was just right and the sides were short enough that I didn't have to straighten it! This was a great cut and I embraced the shortness with ease.

10th September
There was a cut before this in August, but I didn't take a photo but it was more or less the same as this one. Just before this, I went to Boardmasters Festival and it was rather annoying to style. It definitely was fluffy and all over the place, but it was manageable by just brushing it and leaving it alone. The sea air wasn't my best friend.... but it wasn't the end of the world!

14th October
The cut is still short and it is super easy to manage; air dry on the evening and lightly straighten pieces in the morning depending on what is needed. But.... I'm getting a little bored with it! I know, I know, it's only been 4 months but I think I just need to change the cut itself slightly....

12th November
So I did! I am sooo in love with this cut it is UNREAL. I asked for shorter sides, a good 2 inches off of the top and the main request - the top part to be separate from the sides. If you notice in the other photos, my hair always falls to the left. So I asked the hairdresser basically cut it like a man. I wanted the sides symmetrical and the middle to be fluid enough to lay flat and to spike up if I wanted. And thats what I got! 

I really do love this cut on me and it's such a fun, funky style! But I am daydreaming about my longer hair again...


Halloween. All Hallow's Eve. A night where the undead is reborn, witches cast their spells over bubbling cauldrons and black cats roam the streets. It is also a night for pesky kids to knock on your door for treats or an evil trick. So instead of answering the door, eat the treats yourself and get ready for the ultimate Halloween movie binge. 

Whilst browsing my DVD shelves, struggling to decide on what to watch one night (Hocus Pocus won obvs), I realised how varied my horror section is. Not every film suits the genre exactly, but there are a few oddballs here that really make me feel really creeped out.

Misery. Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, it's about a writer who gets in a car crash and is rescued. Little does he know his saviour is a huge fan who is very angry about his most recent book and things get INSANE. Like tying him to the bed and keeping him prisoner insane. Very psychological and makes your heart race.
Another one that doesn't fit inside the 'horror' box is The Hole. If you want a messed up thriller, then this is your baby right here. A group of kids skip a school trip and hide out in a bunker for a few days. But after the trip is over, the guy who locks them in doesn't come back and no one knows they are there. So fucked up and there is an incredible twist that will mess with your head.
Final Destination is a crazy ride for all the right reasons. A group of kids (see how being in a group isn't the best idea?) skip death and end up being picked off one by one through crazy premonitions. One to make your heart race and full of gory and gruesome deaths too.

There's no point sugarcoating these bad boys - they fit the horror genre to a T. As there are quite a few here, I'm not going to go through each one but some need an introduction. 
House Of Wax. This film is every cliche in one but it is so good - Paris Hilton is in it, do I really need to say anymore? A group of kids (what did I say about groups?) break down and decide to go to the next town for help. They end up stumbling into the town from Hell, complete with its own House of Wax, full of sinister questions. It is terrifying and possibly one of the most underrated horror movies ever.
Ouija is one of the things you have always wanted to do but should never mess with. A girl finds an Ouija board and plays it on her own, welcoming the evil spirits to reek havoc and her decision to play comes back to haunt her. Literally. Great for lovers of the good ol' jump scare.
And we have Scream, the OG of slasher films. A serial killer is on the loose, murdering high school kids one by one. Sidney is trying to figure out who the killer is whilst trying not to be next on his list, and everything else is ending in bloodshed. Scream is an absolute classic and always will be. It also has Monica from Friends in it if you need any more reasons to watch it.

 I had to include some less bloody more PG, and these three do not disappoint. 
Hocus Pocus is the ultimate Halloween movie. Want to get in the Halloween spirit? Put on Hocus Pocus. It's autumn? Put on Hocus Pocus. It's Sunday and its raining? PUT ON HOCUS POCUS. A virgin lights the black flame candle that awakens three witches that have been waiting 300 years to come back and get revenge. Pretty much everyone's favourite Halloween film and for good reason.
Hotel Transylvania and Monster House are two beautifully animated movies with some lovely stories full of ghouls and ghosts to suit the horror junkie in you. Monster House is rather scary at times, whilst Hotel Transylvania is fun and cute and warms even the coldest of hearts.

I hope you enjoyed this little film guide as much as I did!