Sunday, 30 November 2014

My Old Stories.

Hello Everyone! 

A few days ago I came home to see that my Angel of a mother had cleaned my disgusting excuse for a bedroom(Definitely one of the best things about still living at home). Believe it or not, I have managed to keep it clean.

Anyway, while rummaging through the array of old clothes and well...just rubbish really. I found this.

But Sarah, what is it?!?

Growing up I was always that kid who had my nose buried inside a book. I absolutely loved reading, and when I turned 13 I decided that I wanted to have a go at writing stories myself. And that's exactly what this folder contains.

I loved coming up with stories, although some of them were based on 'Real Events'. I must have found writing to be kind of therapy when I was having a bad day or when something specifically horrible was happening. 
I remember sitting in the back of class brainstorming ideas and drawing book covers when I was suppose to doing school work. And then rushing home from school so I could work on them some more.  

I had so many ideas! I'm not to sure how my 13 year old self actually came up with all of them, its insane! Out of all stories I had come up with, there was only one that I actually managed to finish. Reading it now brings back so many memories, and despite some awful grammar and spelling mistakes it's actually...alright?
You go 13 year old Sarah!

It was HUNDREDS of pages long and even had it's own front cover. In a short summary, it's about a girl who lives in foster care, after her father suddenly dies in a car accident. Unfortunately for her, her foster parents are nothing short of evil. After finding out she has family who are still alive she makes it her mission to find them and escape her horrible foster parents. It also addresses issues like Bullying, Peer Pressure and Boys. Ooooooooh.
13 Year old Sarah was so deep. 

Growing up I loved writing these stories, and I still do love to write when ever I get the time. Hence me starting my blog. 

Does anyone else have a burning desire to write? 


Thursday, 20 November 2014

Health and Fitness #8: Don't Give Up.

Hello Everyone! 

Believe it or not, the healthy eating and fitness is still going...just at a very slow pace. Which is kind of what I want to talk about today.

So many people,(and I fall into this category) work themselves up and get ready to quit just because they're not seeing results overnight. me, you're one of those people, we need to stop because it's ridiculous! And believe me when I say that nothing good will come out of it. 

Maybe it is my fault for thinking I'm going to have a six pack after eating a salad...But I always end up on the verge of quitting and taking my sorry ass to McDonalds when I'm not seeing results after a week or two. Which is something I need to stop.
As much as we want it to be true, eating a few healthy meals and doing some light exercise wont bring dramatic results overnight, You have to work for the body and lifestyle that you want to achieve. 

It is going to take a while, that's inevitable.
Don't keep falling off track just because you're not seeing dramatic changes all at once. I started my 'Attempt at a healthy lifestyle' in April, and if I hadn't been moping around back then because I couldn't see results, I'd probably be super healthy and fit right now. But unfortunately, because I'm impatient... I'm not.

If you're one of these people too, stop giving up! If you're eating healthy and exercising regularly, the results WILL come. You just have to be patient. 

P.s. Sarah if you're reading this six months or even a year from now and you're still going in circles....JUST BE PATIENT...geezz! 


Sunday, 9 November 2014

Nails Of The Day.

Hello Everyone!

How're you? How's your weekend going? I've managed to have a very productive weekend....Although it's also been very relaxing, which is quite rare for me so I plan to cherish it while I still can. 

Some things I've been enjoying this weekend are:
Me and my mum have managed to squeeze in some early Christmas shopping.
 I gave the dog a very long awaited bath.
 I've been planning out blog post and video ideas.
 I've been trying to do a bit more exercise.
 I've been enjoying the AMAZING weather.
 And finally after everything that needed to be done got done, me and mum even managed to sit down and watch the fantastic creation that is Greece. (I've got a strange obsession with that movie...)

Also in amongst the madness of the weekend, I got together with a friend of mine and we decided to get our nails done. I've only ever had my nails done once, and that was just with one of those crappy, at home/do it yourself kits. In the end I just ripped them off as they were stopping me from having any control over what I could do with my hands. I was even finding hard to just pick things up.
I thought I'd give acrylics one more try but get them a lot shorter than I did previously.
And you know what, I love them! I actually have control over my hands this time around. winning!
They kind of remind me of the night sky, but also have a kind of 'Dark Mermaid-esk' feel to them.

Also, just thought I'd say I'm loving Nars Sheer Glow Foundation at the moment too!

I'll definitely be getting my nails done again!

What nails are you rocking today?


Saturday, 1 November 2014

All Hallows' Eve

Hello Everyone!

It's finally that time of year! Halloween!

Growing up in the UK, Christmas was always my favorite holiday. Christmas dinners, Snow, Robbins, Hot Chocolate, Conkers. And just the general feeling that Christmas was approaching. 
But since moving down under, Halloween has definitely stolen the number one spot. The main reason being, I still can't get over the fact that it's searing hot when you wake up on Christmas morning. Also, New Zealand isn't the most festive of countrys. They don't even sell hideous Christmas jumpers! Probably because of the 'Searing Hot' Weather, but still! So because of that Halloween has definitely become my favorite holiday. 

Again, New Zealand isn't the most festive of countrys, so even on Halloween it's a struggle just to find a decent costume. But that doesn't stop us. 

This year me and mum spent the day decorating the house, baking scary food and of course...watching scary films! 
Later in the evening my brother also invited a few of his friends, and we ended up setting off a bunch of 'faulty' Fireworks...Which ended up being quite funny.
 All in all, it was a good/creepy night which we will definitely have to repeat next year!

What did you do for Halloween this year? Or what's something you'd love to do for Halloween? One year, I'd love to spend the 31st of October in Mexico celebrating the Day Of The Dead! I can imagine  that it would be absolutely breathtaking.