All posts for the month March, 2013

My Next Read

Published March 25, 2013 by goingalongwithit


I first spotted this book in a service station on the way to Scotland. After reading the blurb I was really interested in reading this book but I didn’t buy it but I wrote down a note in my phone to remind myself to buy it at a later time. I can’t actually remember where and when I did end up buying it, but I did anyway, which is the most important thing.

I’m going to start reading it today and I’ll come back to let you all know what it’s like and if I recommend it. Don’t worry, my blog isn’t turning into a reading/book review place, if I ever do this again they will be very few and far between as I don’t have much time to read these days. Anyway, if anyone reading this has read the book then feel free to let me know what you think but PLEASE don’t give the storyline away!!!


I Have Some Good News

Published March 24, 2013 by goingalongwithit

Another quick post! Not far off this time last year I posted about waiting to find out whether or not I had gotten into University. Well, I didn’t. So I applied again and …. I still didn’t get in. Kidding, I’M IN!!! I start in January next year and just can’t wait!

Just wanted to let you lot know about the brilliant news.

I Need A New Laptop

Published March 21, 2013 by goingalongwithit

Ok. Just a quick post to ask if anyone can recommend a good laptop for me to buy. I use my laptop mainly for coursework and social networking and of course writing my blog. I currently have a Dell Inspiron (Red, irrelevant I know but I love my red laptop). I was going to just buy the same laptop again, sounds pointless I’m aware of that but this one is definitely on it’s way out, I don’t have the patience or the knowledge to get all of the stuff off it and start again from fresh so I’m going to buy a new one. I forgot to mention that the battery is not working properly and I keep getting a message in the bottom right corner telling me to replace it as it’s reaching the end of it’s useable life.

So if anyone could suggest a laptop then that would be great. Maybe you guys have one that you think I would love? Let me know!

LENT UPDATE: 1 Week & 4 Days Remaining

Published March 20, 2013 by goingalongwithit

I’m really quite impressed with myself about this guys. I’ve done so well I think I might have even cured my ‘addiction’ to coca cola! I don’t even think about it anymore, but that may be my subconscious stopping me from thinking about it … who knows? I never wanted it to be ‘cured’ because I like coke, I just don’t ever want to go back to drinking even half as much as I used to.

I say to people all the time I think I just have some sort of addictive personality, if that is even a thing. I find myself doing/eating/drinking something quite often and then for months and months I’ll eat drink or do that think while barely doing anything else. The difference here though is that usually I burn out a couple of months later and completely put myself off the thing that I’ve been binging on and I don’t go there ever again or it takes a long time for me to go back, but with coke, I’ve never really gotten sick of it. To be honest I think the most part of this ‘addiction’ is habit, being so used to drinking it the thought of not doing so is weird or worrying in some kind of way.

Well anyway, I hope you’re all proud of me! I’ll update you probably at the end of lent when I’ve had my first drink of coke since lent began and I’ll let  you know how i goes. Have any of you guys given things up for lent? What are they? I’d love to know!

The Naked Truth: Do you dare to go bare?

Published March 13, 2013 by goingalongwithit

Today I read an article which to me, sums up why young girls today feel the need to plaster themselves with makeup or aspire to go under the knife when they come of age. The article was about Nancy Dell’Olio and the headline read “‘I never take my make-up off… even when I sleep’: Nancy Dell’Olio reveals her unusual beauty tips”. I won’t even attempt to deny for one minute that Nancy is an astonishingly beautiful woman, but does her position in the public eye mean that she is somewhat responsible for making sure the things she says are appropriate for every possible audience? Or is it the newspaper or reporter at fault for printing a story at the risk of someone outside of the target audience finding it?

I also saw a segment on a daytime chat show this morning and one of their topics was whether or not they will leave the house without makeup on. At first I outright assumed that I would do this, but then when I really thought about it I realised that I would probably be more than reluctant to go out without my ‘mask’. I wouldn’t say that I wore a lot of makeup, sometimes barely any, but I think with me personally the effect of makeup is more psychological than physical. Knowing I’ve made the effort without going over the top allows me to feel more comfortable within myself. I know I’m not the only one who seems to notice that the times you do go out without any, or with little makeup on at all that you happen to bump into almost everyone you know, or at least it feels that way. I don’t insist that I have makeup on to go out of the house, but if I have the time then I’ll put it on, I don’t however, do it for the approval and appreciation of others. Like I said, the reason I wear makeup is to make myself feel good. But I know that if I had to, I could brave the world bare faced … In fact, I’m gonna make a promise to myself, and to you guys that I’ll try to do it more often, where appropriate.

But what do you guys think? Would you go bare? Or do you never wear makeup? Let me know!

Snow Day

Published March 11, 2013 by goingalongwithit


With the powers invested in me by … myself, I officially declare today a snow day. Already at work? Come home. Popped home for your lunch? Don’t go back out. Put on your pajamas, crank up the heating and vegetate. Whether you choose to do so in front of the television, or wrapped up in a good book that is completely up to you. Just do as I say, you’ll like it trust me. I suppose these rules wont apply to anyone outside of the UK unless it happens to be snowing where ever anyone else is too!

I think I like the idea of a snow day much more than I actually like having a snow day. Mainly because I usually find myself being extremely bored. I can only ever think of good things I would like to do when I happen to have an endless list of things to be doing. Sound familiar? So this is where I need the help of anyone who happens to stumble across this post, what can I possibly do to fill up my snow day?

Can you recommend any good books to read? Films to watch? Anything will be considered (unless of course it involves crossing the threshold out into the blizzard, not happening). Really, really hope somebody can come up with something, I’ve had so many snow days recently that I’ve exhausted all of my own ideas. Help!?