Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Life Update 2016



Hello my lovelies! It's been a loooooooooong time. I got a really sweet message from my old blog friend who asked me where I'd disappeared to, and it reminded me how I've missed writing. I feel like writing my blog posts are like writing a letter to an old friend. So, old friend, get yourself a brew, have a sit down and I'll fill you in on what you've missed. (Which really, isn't all that much).

This year, has just passed me by in such a flash. Do you ever have one of those moments where you just think 'we're in OCTOBER? Since when?!' - and then you think about what's happened this year, and then you get that sudden regret because you realise that this year hasn't been too great? This might not be you this year, but it's totally me. Some may say I'm being pessimistic, but not at all. I look at it like this: I wanna learn from this year. I wanna make next year better. I want to get to October 2017 and think 'Yeah, I worked hard for that!' or 'I'm in a better place than I was last year!'. But I still refuse to say 'new year, new me'. I don't want to be that guy.

This year's been a mediocre mental health year. I based my life around Uni, and when that suddenly started to fade away, I found myself in a full-time job and hating it. I wasn't happy by a long shot. That's not to say my whole year has been miserable. It hasn't. I've just been bobbing along, hoping for the best. I'm all good, you needn't be worried. I'm just making a more conscious effort to be happy. Which is a good thing!

I've had a great year reconnecting with old friends, meeting new friends, a new job, learning that my eyebrows need filling in, finding my style, and I'm well on the way to living a more positive and promising life. I'm wanting to travel every now and again with one of my dearest friends, and just have more experiences. Life is a beautiful thing and I have big hopes for myself to have more positive experiences, and I hope you do too.

So you've not missed much, really. I'm not going to promise frequent posts on here, because the reality is that life has just got right in the way... and I'm lazy. But I'm trying to change that. Change is a good thing.

I'll see you when I see you. Here's to hoping that the next time you hear from me isn't 'Life Update 2017', ey?





Tuesday, 29 March 2016

F.A.O: My Hometown Friends

Hey everyone, long time no see.
(Apologies in advance for the terrible throwback pictures)

You know, it has been quite a while since I came back to the seaside long enough to hang out with my old friends. I'm sure some of you barely remember me, and some of you have sweet distant memories of me. Isn't she that girl who's mildly hilarious and lives in the traitor county? (Yes, that's me. Nice to re-meet you.) But in seriousness, it's probably nearly three years since I spent some real time with you. And I wanted to let you know I'm still here, surviving. Whats new with me? Not a lot. Same old Chlo, just in a different town, surrounded by different people and I pay bills. And of course I live with my boyfriend Jon who some of you haven't actually met yet! 

L2R: Me & Laura crying and being ambulances, a normal crowd at The Snack Shack, Highfield Prom w/ the queens, Christmas Eve Eve ft 12-yr-old Chlo passport, Dave Shep's leaving do, the one and only Doo, Belle Vue full-timers, Si & K8 with an 8, me - Mikkala - and the adorable entity that is: Meggie Cooper.
I've had some really good friends, and some really bad friends, in the majority of my life living in Blackpool. Don't get me wrong, I've long forgot about the bad people and since got some pretty amazing friends. But I can't help but miss those times. The house parties. The lock-ins. The spontaneous days out, and nights out. The life changing chats. The 'Chlo' moments you've all had to witness as punishment of being my friend. (Soz!)

This was a familiar sight for some of you. Drunk and sleepy Chlo... just having a nap on a chair / in a bath.
We're all getting older, wiser and more mature - debatable. Some of us are even starting families and stuff. Isn't that terrifying? I've always thought of myself as being a good friend, so I'm not gonna let a little thing like 69.6 miles worth of land separating us change that! How are you all doing, and how much life have I missed out on? I shouldn't have to tag anyone in this, 'cause you should know who you are. And don't be afraid to pop up on facey-b, because chances are you're absolutely right that this post is directed at you! If any of you are free around any of these dates, let me know, so we can hang out and do things and stuff. And things. 

Mon 25th April - Sun 1st May
Mon 2nd May - Sun 8th May
Mon 6th Jun - Thurs 9th Jun

L2R: Last day at Highfield, Jord!, Laura's 18th ft Stisher holding up her boobs, Halloween cat trend, (Yes I accidentally used that snack shack picture again - sue me), vive la Becky Brown, Michael Jackson's funeral, THAT night at Sean's, and just being a cat with Pez.
I miss you guys. If I can avoid adult life for just a little bit longer, that'd be great, and I'm sure you'd be a REAL big help! I miss you. Damn it I said it again. 

And YOU should know who YOU are. Doo. Tache Royalty. Skittles (This is a REAL throwback), Snack shack. EPT. Blue Room Open Mic. Nokis. 

And EVEN, Billy. But only sometimes


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Festive Favourites 2015: The Holiday

The Plot
So this film isn't your average santa-filled christmas miracle sort of film, but it is set around christmas time. It starts off with the failing relationship, a slamming door and an angry google search looking for a winter vacation from the successful businesswoman Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz). She comes across a home exchange website and sees this beautiful idyllic cottage belonging to Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet)... who just so happens to be having her own failing relationship crisis. Perfect. The two decide to swap houses - and lives - for two weeks. They meet each others friends and families and they both become very comfortable where they are.

I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched it, but lets just say there are little red herrings and twists and turns in the storyline, but it really is a lovely film to snuggle up on the sofa and watch... and lets be honest, Jude Law. No more words are needed. Jack Black is in it too, and this film is NOT a comedy... that is intriguing on its own!

The Best Bits

**Beware, ONE hidden text spoiler**

- Jude Law.
- Drunken Cameron Diaz throwing some shapes to Mr. Brightside by The Killers. It's my youth.
- Heartwarming moments involving the elderly, and how us Brits are real softies for helping them.
- The absolutely gorgeous Rosehill Cottage. It is my dream!
- Jude Law being Mr. Napkinhead, and consequently, the best dad ever.
- Jack Black just being Jack Black.
- Did I mention Rosehill Cottage?

Festive Rating

I'd give this film a solid 5 out of 10 Santa Clause hats. Because it's not really that festive, it's just an absolutely lovely and cosy film.

Amanda and Graham... oh Cameron Diaz, how lucky you are to be millimetres from his beautiful face.

Iris and Myles. It blows my mind that Jack Black isn't super goofy in this! But he does play the Star Wars Theme on piano, just to bring you back down to earth...

Rosehill Cottage... aka... the absolute perfect dream house.

Sophie, Graham, Amanda and Olivia tucked up in their den. 'The Three Musketeers'!