Day 24- The Uniquely Me Tag


Guess who’s back, back again. Alyssa’s back tell your friends that shes posting another tag. Jesus does that sound forced. Over this short break of contemplation, i’ve realised that its almost been a year since i first started this blog and you still don’t know a lot about me. I mean i try to keep this anonymous as i can, just incase some rl people find this (one of my biggest fears). Anyway i’ve been tagged by the amazing Hattie and i seriously hope you all check out her blog, like now before you even read this. This tag was created by the blogging legend Elm herself. So yeah here goes nothing

The Rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you for this tag and link to their blog (spread the love, basically).
2. Write as many things that are unique to you as possible: these can be things that you do, say, like or have that make you different to other people or let you stand out. It can be what defines you as a person, a little thing about you that is just simply you or something little known that you think makes you up as a person.
3. Nominate up to 10 bloggers or as many as you like; there isn’t a limit.
4. You can take this tag as seriously or non-seriously as you like; you can laugh whilst doing it or feel contemplative: this is about you, after all.
5. After you’ve written this and if you ever feel like there’s nothing to you but what other people have already said and done, look back to your post and remember that it isn’t true.

Unique things about me:

  • My fingers are double jointed, so i can bend the top bit (i have no idea what the fuck its called) whilst keeping the rest of it completely straight. I also love creeping my friends out with this.
  • I was diagnosed with acute insomnia around 10 months ago and so i have used this to my advantage by being an annoying git and texting my friends at an ungodly hours.
  • I was born with a shit kidney that produces too much protein and so i get to take days of school and travel into central London for appointments and then fuck about for the rest of day.
  • In year one i got into a physical fight with a guy for stealing my hat and dipping it in mud. I then got married to him the next week after he proposed to me with a haribo ring. We’re friends to this day.
  • Sometimes when i’m alone i pretend i’m making a youtube video, basically i talk to myself.
  • I can go from “i really like you” to “I literally want to decapitate your head and feed it to my neigbours cat” in a matter of seconds.
  • I can bingewatch all 6 of the wrong turn movies (shit cannibal movies) whenever my friends around
  •  I can play all of the high school musical 1 soundtrack on the guitar and saxophone (i was really bored in summer)
  • I have lied about my age plenty a time to get part time work ( just one more year until i don’t have to)
  • I’ve kinda gotten sick of paying 20p for a bic pen so if i just see pen lying around in a classroom i will probably steal it (judge me, i know i’m breaking the law)
  •  I lip sync to musical numbers all the time, mostly because i have been told many a time that i cannot sing for shit so yeah.
  • Everyone tells me i have a mix between a scottish/cockney accent, probably because my grandma is scottish, but i don’t live anywhere near the east end??
  • The only person i will ever actively facetime is my grandma, because she lives in Edinburgh and we like to watch our soaps together. She is also the person that got me into period dramas
  • As mentioned in my about page i had the biggest crush on my schools site team manager, even though all i ever see him doing is mowing the grass. I’ve thankfully kinda gone off him, but he will always have a  place in my heart though i doubt he even knows my name.
  • I hate the smell of petrol stations, wet grass and peanut butter
  • I end all my blog posts with so yeah bye, because my teacher has literally gone out of her way to stop me from end all my class presentations with so um yeah. I like pissing people off, eventhough she has no idea i have this blog.

My nominations:

Minty Freshie

Uniquely Rosie


Thoughts in life





and anyone one else who wants to do it, because its actually a really fun tag to do. So yeah i guess bye :).


Day 23- i’m going camping… kinda


I know the last post was really serious, but i was really emotional and i know it had to be addressed. For anyone wondering, both my parents are fine and are coincidentally both working today and to be honest i really proud of them for that. I know i wouldn’t never go back, but there’ll a lot stronger than me so yeah.

On a lighter note i should let you know that i’m going camping kinda. I’m participating in camp nanowrimo, which i’ve seen plenty of other bloggers talk about and i’ve decided that this april i would join in. To be honest i’m just doing this because my friends is currently writing a fanfiction about my friendship group and its actually amazing. I’m currently the main villian (i prefer anti-hero) in the second “book” with my crush as the villian/anti hero i fall in love with. In the book i’ve been told i die so soon, so i thought i would re-write my story, but instead i’m a conflicted hero that doesn’t die, but i haven’t told any of them about this, because its my first ever proper novel and i kinda don’t want anyone i know in real life knowing about it.

I began kinda writing it in early march (which is cheating i know), without a plan at all and just wrote it in the characters pronouns and know that i’m reading it back i hate it. So today i just did a very basic outline with a character analysis and even made pinterest boards to inspire me and have just been in my room for the most of the day writing shit down. I have an essay due on monday and 3 tests next week, but you know fuck it i’ve really enjoyed delving myself in this universe. I guess in update you if i can about this story, but next month will be really hectic so yeah i guess bye.

Day 22- #prayforlondon

If any of you have been following the news these past couple hours then you’ll know that there was an attack in central London today. The Metropolitan Police are currently dealing with this as a terrorist attack. As many of you may know, i live in London. I have my whole life, this is my home and i love it to bits. Being the capital its obvious that people will target the place, but this really caught me off guard. Both my parents work at St Thomas Hospital, the closest hospital to parliament, as nurses and are currently trying to deal with emergency as best as they can. Me and my sister have been trying to get in contact with them, but have ultimately failed as we know they will be really busy. we’re currently staying at my aunties trying to get updates. nothing seems to be working.

All we currently know is that :

  • At least four people died — including one police officer and the attacker — and at least 20 were injured in a Westminster attack on Wednesday afternoon that police are investigating as potential terrorism.
  • The attack began when a vehicle driving over Westminster Bridge rammed into several pedestrians. The injured included three police officers returning from a commendation ceremony.
  • After the vehicle crashed into railings at the Palace of Westminster, a man armed with a knife continued the attack.
  • The officer who was stabbed before the attacker was shot by armed police was not immediately unidentified. A government minister administered CPR, but the officer ultimately died.
  • Politicians recalled crawling on their hands and knees to escape the attack.
  • Prime Minister Theresa May called it a direct attack on British democracy.

#prayforlondon has already started trending on twitter, but what disgusts me is that instead of paying their respects to the policeman who gave his life to try and save the British people and direct victims of this attack, people have decided to focus on religion. I mean don’t bother to think about the people who have affected by this and are mourning for their family members, but instead exploit this tragedy to push your agenda why don’t you. Its is in times like these we should be standing as a united front, not segregating certain groups of people and blaming them.

This is probably the first time this situation has hit me, with me and my family being so close to the attack it really puts things in perspective. Instead of just tweeting a hashtag (which raises awareness) there are many ways a person could help in this crisis:

    • Show your appreciation for our AMAZING emergency services by making a donation. Text SAVE to 70800 to donate £5 to London’s Air Ambulance, who were quickly on the scene.
    • It’s reported that members of the public gave first aid to those who were injured whilst waiting for the emergency services. Consider a donation to St John Ambulance who provides training in first aid. Text AID to 70030 to donate £5.
    • Don’t for the love of god retweet pictures of the dead and wounded people. They’re people too and deserve not to be used to get likes. They also have loved ones waiting home for news.
    • Tower RNLI was deployed to save a woman who had fallen into the Thames and who is among the injured. Support their work with a donation. Text RNLI to 70300 to donate £5.

My heart goes out to all the people affected by this and i hope that we can all stand together in this time of tragedy and despair. So yeah i guess bye.

I also suggest you check out this article. I honestly couldn’t have put it better my self.

Day 21 – So i turned fifteen

Okay so i was initially going to do a whole post about what I’ve done during my break and what I’ve learned from said experience, but it was really boring and i wasn’t in the mood so here i am. During this so called break one of the biggest things that happened was the celebration of my fifteenth year on this world.


My birthday was a couple weeks back and i was going to post on that day, but to be honest i wasn’t ready and i do have to admit a unpopular opinion that I’ve been harbouring for my whole life. I hate celebrating my birthday. I honestly just prefer Christmas, you get to eat a shit ton and no-one sits there sing the same monotonous song. I’m not just saying that so i can be the edgy one that just says “birthdays, more like one year closer to death” and though thats true thats not the exact reason as to why i have such a loathing for this day.

I don’t think of the fifteen years I’ve been alive, i’ve ever had a decent birthday. The day usually consists of my standing around a small cake that my parents bought last minute on the way back from work that has happy birthday allistar scribbled on it lazily in blue icing (not complaining tho, cake is cake), whilst my family sing the infamous song out of tune and clap their hands with no sense of rhythm. They all then just do their own business after handing me card with a fiver in it. I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way, its all i’ve known. However as you get older tell that story to my friends progresses from cute to just plain sad. Birthday parties have never sat well with me. As a kid my parents would never let me have a party, purely based on the fact that we couldn’t afford it. I’d feel bad for asking for one after a while, because i knew that they worked their arses off just trying to pay our rent. The more happy meals consumed at friends McDonald’s birthday parties, the bigger my hatred for birthdays grew.

Since i was thrust from mothers coin purse during the lovely season of winter, i have had the absolute pleasure of celebrating my birthday with a blanket wrapped around my body and deflecting the endless Rudolph jokes whilst rushing off every two seconds to get a new pack of tissues. This does mean if i do invite people round we just sit around eat pizza and cake with only Benedict Cumberbatch and Zac Efron to keep us company. So that what i did instead of just drinking cheap cider and watching the boys get some brain damage at the park, i thought i’d just invite my close friends over after school and just chill. We just sat on a park bench eating the fish and chips we got from the chippy and resided home to get fat on pizza and drool  over the fit guy in the year above’s instagram.

So that was the tale of a basic brown girl’s 15th birthday and although she may have enjoyed that day, her deep hatred for birthdays in general still lies inside her and probably will never change sooo yeah i guess bye.

Day 20- This is the end…. no seriously

Bear with me because honestly right now I’ve been on a huge emotion roller coaster today and i may be making a impulse decision that i will regret, but i know its for my own good. I’m pretty sure I’ve confused the huge majority of you, but what i’m trying to get at is that i’ll probably be deleting Rants, Raves and Rambles in a few days. I really don’t wants to because of the 6 months I’ve been on here my life has dramatically changed. I’ve realised that i’m not in the right state to be constantly uploading my life onto here. I have a lot going on in my life and as i joke on this blog a lot, i don’t deal with them. It only came to me yesterday that i really should. I know what you’re all saying surely you can deal with your problems and still have this blog? Well unfortunately I’ve been using a lot of little distractions to help me procrastinate, this blog being one of them. I’m actually amazed how far I’ve come. I started this blog because i was just a girl, whose friends were all abroad and was consequently bored out of her wits. I didn’t even thinks i would  get any views let alone people actually following me and reading what i have to say.

So here i am with 120 exactly followers, contemplating whether i should delete my excuse of a blog. I didn’t post every day because i’m terrible at starting posts. I know thats the worst excuse ever, but its true. I could literally sit in front of my computer screen for hours wondering whether i should start with hey guys*a horrible joke* or just an apology for not uploading for so long. Honestly this has been one of my better distractions. I’ve learned to improve my writing style, made a lot of online friends and indulged myself with the amazing blogging community. Honestly this blog has made me my happiest person and i don’t know what i would have done without this small little blog, but I’ve become a little codependent on it and thats not good. So I mean i will probably will make another blog when i’m in a better place, but i know i need to stop now. I’ll leave it up for a couple of days before this is permanently gone.

God this (much like many of my other posts) is really sappy, but yeah so i guess bye


Day 19- 2016/2017 tag

I know i say this a lot, but i’m really sorry i haven’t updated in a while, its just I’ve been really busy. I mean I’ve literally had to skip school so i can go on WordPress and stalk all of your blogs, that and i’m literally dying. However this post isn’t all look how pathetically sad i am ’cause guess what…. I got nominated for another tag!!


I have alot more to do, but seeing as it is almost the end of January i should probably do this before its 2018.  I was tagged by Jazzy Blogs who is a beautiful human being so you should probably check her out. This tag was created by David so go check him out too.

So yeah…


  1. Mention the creator of the tag.
  2. Use the image in the article.
  3. Mention the blogger who has chosen you.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. Nominate 9 other bloggers/friends and let them know.


1. Describe your 2016 in three words.

Jeez i don’t really know, my 2016 has been very mixed: Demanding. Eye-opening. Cleansing.

2. Name 2 people who have characterized your 2016.

Damn i’m really bad at these, but i guess Wes Anderson. Over the course of 2016 i’ve grown very fond of his style and the way he directs. The Grand Budapest Hotel is one of my favourite films and i personally found the H&M christmas adverts to be one of the best. Another was Alan Rickman, his death really struck me, especially with it being so close to my birthday. When me and my friends found out we spent the next week with blood shot eyes and unable to form a bloody sentence. I grew up watching Harry potter (like many others) and i’m not going to lie i hated snape, but as i grew older he grew on me and held a soft spot in my heart.

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

I didn’t really travel during 2016, but i found this really cute hideout with my friends, but its in the middle of the woods so we’re constantly scared we’ll be killed by the druggies that currently inhabit the woods.

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

Well putting aside the time i went vegan  for a month in the summer, it would probably be the lemon and poppy seed muffin i was given during my work shadowing day. Seriously it was like i’d died and gone to heaven.

5. Write the event which has marked you more of your 2016.

Its kinda of an event, but it was when i finally let go of some toxic friendships and and the other time i starting going crazy because i thought i was going blind, but my glasses were just dirty, that was a very dark time in life.

6. What’s the finest purchase you’ve made in 2016.

I didn’t really make many purchases this year (mostly because i’m cheap and broke), but i would be the my faux leather note book i brought from wilko. I’ve written and doodled about the most random stuff in there. However it’s really useful, because i can vent about whatever the hell i want.

7. Write 3 good intentions for 2017.

I want to definitely blog more for a start and work on my confidence, building stronger friendships with the right people. Not be as sensitive , but if someone is being a down right bitch actually tell them instead of hold a grudge and bottling it up.

8. Write one place you want to visit in 2017.

I mentioned this in my bucket list, but i want to visit my granddads’ old pub in Ireland. He died in 2016 so i never got the chance to do it with him, but i want to visit it and hold a memorial, because i know the people in the town loved him as much as we did so yeah thats very high on my list.

9. One plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Spaghetti bolognese, my ultimate comfort food.

My nominations:

Right if any of you have ever read my other tags you’d know this is the bit i dread, because i hate picking and choosing but i’ll open this up to anyone who wants to do this, but in the sake of carrying this on i’ll pick 9 people.


artist by beauty


Thought in Life


Teacher of YA



Lavender Sky

Have fun and i guess bye 🙂 .

Day 18- 100 followers & shameless promo :)


Guess what guys I REACHED 100 FOLLOWERS ON THIS BLOG and honestly i’m so ecstatic. I didn’t even think i would get anyone reading my blog let alone 100 people following me. I don’t really know what to say other than thank you for taking time out of your lives to read my random arse rambles about literally nothing.


Sorry about my unnecessary use of gifs, but i feel like i should i have put Brad Pitt, Stephen Colbert and Gryffindor on my blog at one point so why not all at once. To celebrate this momentous achievement i have decided to finally make a twitter for this blog. I’ve already followed around 600 bloggers, but if i’ve missed you i’m sorry just comment them. Also follow me because why the hell not and you’ll be able to experience my horrible sarcastic humour restricted to just 140 characters.  My Twitter so yeah i guess bye :).