The Life of MMORPG’s: Mainly a story of Ultima Online

UntitledMMORPG’s are slowly disintegrating. This makes me so, so sad.

Today I’ve been researching different MMORPG’s from the 1990’s to present. Not deeply researching, but seeing what other games are about and what they offer the players.

The ones I’ve played before:
Ultima Online (First MMORPG, bacn when I was nine years old. I still play it today.)
World of Warcraft
Guild Wars 2
Final Fantasy Online

I’ve come across some great games, that I’ve never even played before:
Rift (Currently downloading.)
Eve Online (A more Scifi based MMORPG.)
The Repopulation
ArcheAge (I wish my laptop had better specs to run it and play!)
Shroud of the Avatar (Producers of Ultima Online, hell to the yes.)
Mabinogi (An Asian based cutesy but all the same looks appealing, sort of game.)

I’m quite gutted that I can’t play World of Warcraft, Tera, Final Fantasy or GW2 on my laptop. I did get tio play them on my Brother’s gaming computer for a while though, I still have the characters. I’d recommend Final Fantasy and Tera for sure.

If there’s any of my readers here that don’t know of, haven’t played or never even heard of Ultima Online; It was released in 1997. It’s had it’s furthere developments and expansion packs.. but the Second Age, was the best out of them all, in my opinion.
Ultima Online sets you up with your character, male or female. You create your name, it can be whatever you wish it to be (I’d hope you wouldn’t be vulgar with the name choice).
You decide whatbase skills you’d like for the character, these are:
Blacksmith, Warrior, Mage, Archer, there’s so much more, like I said, these are just the base templates.
You can makew your own template: You have your crafting skills (my preference) like your tailoring, mining, lumberjack, cooking, blacksmithing, fishing and many more.
Your other skills: Scribing, anatomy, potion making, magic book crafts, musicianship, taming, hiding and stealth, animal lore, camping, and more.
Then your combat skills: archery, paladin, wrestling, swordsmanship, necromancer, mage, healer, fencing.

Then, the majoirty of the time (depending on what shard you choose to play) you will choose where you want to start off (example, the towns): Britianna, Yew, Moonglow, Minoc, Skara Brae, Luna, Ilshanaer. Each town has its own upside depending on what your profession/skills are or where you just want to settle and build your house (yes there’s housing, too.)
So, you’re placed into the chosen town, you then are equipped with your starter items. Again, it all depends on what shard you play (if it’s a cheat shard or an original shard) and your profession. Your character will be started off with normally, 500g (gold), a dagger (has many uses: skinning material, making kidling from trees etc), an empty book, a candle and some clothing. The absiolute basics.
Your’re then left to it, and can explore the world, be a terror and try and kill other players (PVP/Player killer), start making money by upping your skill in your craft, slay monsters, help other players and join together to empty dungeons, or… steal.

Okay, so that’s the basics of starting off.
Here are my favourite attributes of U.O:

The playerbase
Creating and joining guilds/Guild wars
Having my own house/castle
Crafting my own equipment (Clothing, weapons, food and selling).
Being able to buy a ship
The choice of crafting skills
The storyline if you want to follow the roleplaying side of it
How friendly it is/funny things can turn out
The banking system
Being able to create own shard/work for a shard as GM/Admin

I’ll forever love U.O! You guys who haven’t played it, should have a crack at it, here’s some vital links:

Downloading the game:

  1. To load the game, you need to download either UOS or Razor. So search on your chosen search engine!
  2. Then you will have to look for a shard URL and port code, so you’d search on your search engine for ‘Top Ultima Online shards’ then choose. Obviously, the most popular will be the best, you’ll want others players to be on, plenty of, otherwise, it can get pretty lonely on there.
  3. Make sure the client updates properly.
  4. You can either join the free shards or join U.O on their official website free, for 14 days, as a trial.

So, I hope you do join!
Also, is there anyone out there reading this, that does plau Ultima Online or used to? OR, recommend some MMORPG’s that you love to play and think I’d like to try out.
Comment under the post and I’d love to chat to likeminded MMORPG lovers!


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The Life of MMORPG’s: Mainly a story of Ultima Online

Hair Show – End of Year Show

Fun was being had this past week. I’ve had the excitement of the hair show, getting ready for it and developing my skills in show work, perming, then getting a tip and a distinction for doing a client’s colour.

11295923_10153027313497946_4645547902794273304_nI love doing hair for shows, it’s so exciting to me. I love the busy nature of it, and making the person feel special. Making new found progress for the theme and seeing it walk down the walk for people to judge and see. I love the makeup application process, the deciding what the model will wear, and how they’ll pose and stand whilst showing the work.
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Other than the Final Hair Show, my weekend has been spectacular.
Luke had yesterday (Monday) off for Bank Holiday, so we had a longer weekend to spend together. We had the most relaxing weekend to date, but god did we make pigs of ourselves. Glutton. We made the cheesiest spaghetti and meatball plate ever, made the sickliest (Bruce Bogtrotter from Matilda ) inspired cake. Then many more foods and drinks.

We had fun though, don’t get me wrong at all.

We watched the Eurovision Song Contest, played FarCry together, I sucked at it. You wouldn’t need to know me to know that I’m god awful at shooting games.

He went back yesterday evening. Cannot wait for his return on Friday eve. Weekends are the time I look forward to the most, seeing that cheeky face.

I hope you all have a special week!

Hair Show – End of Year Show

Quite the journey

I’ve been so busy, once again, as always. I apologise for my absence on here!

Work, college, travel and the other half, all together as a combination, eat up my time. I’m lucky though to have such a understanding and handsome guy by my side, that makes me feel as sane as I can be. My family have helped a great amount too.

There’s been a range of ups and downs since I did post last:

The one main factor I’ll be throwing out here is Hairdressing and how I’m getting on with that aspect of my life.
Currently, it’s going beautifully. Just not as beautifully as you could imagine.
I’ve had some struggles and some highlights. I’ve learnt and a lot and then other days have finished and I feel I’ve not learnt a single piece of information.
I’ve passed every single theory exam (bar one) and achieved top grading (distinctions) for things I didn’t expect I would, making me a happy lassy. However there’s practical assignments that I have yet to be marked on, and those particular ones are the hardest for me at this moment in time.
We only have six weeks until our class completes the course! It’s all stressful, but the fun kind of stress.

I got myself my first interview at a salon; It’s a super quirky, medium-sized, trendy and inspirational salon based in Nottingham. I aced the interview (which happened to turn out to be the most unique and fun interview I’ve had of my many interviews!), ended up doing the most fun-filled, challenging trial ever
Then I receive a callback for another trial in the Loughborough based salon of there’s. For some bazaar reason, when I’d finished at the second trial, I knew myself that I hadn’t gotten the job.

The day after I receive a gut-wrenching email, explaining that I’d not got the place but I was actually very close to getting the position. I immediately asked the salon HR that emailed me, for some advice, I got the advice. It was heartwarming.

So yes, this event got me down for around a week. I was disappointed in myself and felt almost useless. I considered giving my dream up and going into Admin/HR, give up on the career path I’d chosen.
I knew this would be too much; my family, especially my Mum and also Luke helped me see this, clearly. Thank god for them! 

I picked myself up from this messy, emotional and self-pitying lump and put my confident, self-motivated head on and chose not to give up.
I’m so glad I did this.

A few points:

  1. You certainly have knock-backs before you get the job you want.
  2. Those that truly love you are there for you, through thick AND thin.
  3. Challenge yourself.
  4. Don’t be a quitter.

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Then there’s myself and Luke:
Our togetherness is just as amazing as it always has been.
I’m never been so happy and felt so special to be with someone, ever in my life.
He treats me so lovely that it scares me sometimes.
He is great at giving me these pictures in my mind of what I could be, be it next week, next year or five years down the line. He’s been helping me a lot these past few months, even with him being so busy with his own new job.

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So i’m on my journey to going UP. Not down or backwards.

I’m using the best of my abilities to finish this college course, gain my confidence in my skills, earn money and save all at the same time. And I know I can do this. I’m just not going to GIVE UP.

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Things that I’m happy about since my previous post:

  • Luke’s new job: I’m happy that he’s going forward, earning well earned money as a Graphic Designer. We’re both pleasantly surprised at how quickly he obtained a Graduate job.
  • My Brother getting his first paid job, in IT at a woodworking company.
  • My improvement in my hair styling skills and my confidence.
  • This weekends plans and Luke’s birthday.
  • Ideas i’m coming up with.
  • Mine and Luke’s future plans.
  • LIFE. 

Also, if you’d like to help me out, I’m selling garments I no longer wear/have worn once and also selling/advertising my skills (digital art/photography/writing): – Purchase my creative skills – Buy that special piece of clothing you may need/desire.

Quite the journey

My love of questionnaires when I was younger

When I was younger, Myspace, forums and Facebook were my most visited social networking websites. My friends or whoever I followed would always post questionnaires for themselves/others to fill out, to get to know people; This is what the Myspace generation would do, to connect with their online friends. I loved it. 


This particular questionnaire here, I found on my blog from back when I was almost seventeen. I just came up with an idea of filling it out as the person I am today, just to compare and give you guys a clue to me when I was a teen and what I’m like now.

I hope that you enjoy this and have a little giggle at how blind and lame I actually was.


Who is your best guy friend?
(2007) Richard.
(2015) Luke.

Where is your biological father right now?
(2007) In Weymouth, having a better time than I am right now, maybe.
(2015) The same place, in a different property, though he’ll most likely be serving his guests breakfast food.

Have you ever made out in a basement?
(2007) Yes.
(2015) *

Do you have any piercings?
(2007) Top ear, original piercing in both ears and my navel.
(2015) The same piercings, though an additional middle ear piercing (the fleshy part).

Do you have any tattoo?
(2007) Nope.
(2015) Yes!


Is your driveway steep?
(2007) Yes, we have two.
(2015) *

Name 3 things you did/are doing today?
(2007) Sneeze, try and recover, do nothing at all, the weather is shit and I have a cold.
(2015) Helped Nan tidy up, had play time with Max (my dog). Later after I’ve fully woken, I’ll be finishing off my assignment for tomorrow, planning an outfit for Saturday and then playing The Sims 4.

Have you ever been tied up?
(2007) No.
(2015) Mhmm. *cheeky grin*

Have you ever had two dates in one night?
(2007) Uh no, that would be horrible on the other person.
(2015) Again, no! I have standards.

What do you get complimented about most?
(2007) My hair, always.
(2015) Still my hair, my lipstick choices, my makeup application and my tattoo.

Do you get distracted easily?
(2007) Ohh, deary me, yes.
(2015) Oh, I’m still the same.

What is the last thing you do before you go to bed at night?
(2007) I always brush my hair for a long time, and I moisturise and check my phone, of course no one texts me.
(2015) Wow, I was a misery when I was 16.
Now my routine consists of putting my phone on charge, making sure I have a drink before I sleep, rinsing my makeup off/etc, brushing teeth.

Have you ever kissed anyone named Amanda?
(2007) Nuhuh.
(2015) *

First time you kissed the last person you kissed?
(2007) I think it was 2 months ago?
(2015) 13th November 2013.

What was your childhood nickname?
(2007) Ginger, aha.
(2015) Ginger, ginge, Cozza, Coz.

What would you change about your life right now?
(2007) Get a job, become a skinny minnie, and stop being so paranoid about things.
(2015) Myself and my other half would be living in our own place, with a bit more free time.

What’s the dumbest thing you have done while driving?
(2007) If only I knew how to.
(2015) *

Have you ever bitten your nails?
(2007) Yes, I stopped biting them at the age of ten.
(2015) Ironically, I had my Mother professionally do my nails with acrylic on Sunday evening a I can’t stop biting them. It’ll stop me!

Do you live alone?
(2007) HA, best question ever.. but no.
(2015) No.

Can you keep a secret?
(2007) Yes, of course, tell me a secret :)
(2015) If it can be kept without hurting anyone, then yes.

Do you have any strange phobias?
(2007) Yeah, moths and the dark and swallowing tablets.
(2015) It is still moths, I don’t mind the dark now and I can swallow tablets now.

Your favorite movie is?
(2007) Amelie and Love Actually.
(2015) Currently I’ve gotten into the Kevin Smith films, thank you Luke!

Are you happy with your living arrangement?
(2007) Nope, i’m not.
(2015) It’s okay. I still live with my parents, but I’m saving to move out.

Have you ever played Twister?
(2007) Oh, my, god.. yes.
(2015) * I have to play it again!

Have you ever been drunk at school?
(2007) Haha nope.
(2015) Since then… yes.

Last thing received in the mail?
(2007) My bank statement.
(2015) My polling card for voting.

Have you ever kissed someone whose name begins with a D?
(2007) Yeppp.
(2015) Yeah.

Do you have trust issues?
(2007) Nah, not really.
(2015) Not as much as I have had.

Do you use smiley faces on the computer a lot?
(2007) Too much.
(2015) Messenger applications use sticker sets nowadays.

Do you tend to rip the paper off water bottles?
(2007) Yes and I always will do.
(2015) Not anymore.

Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
(2007) Zoe.
(20015) Luke.

Are you a cuddler?
(2007) I definitely am.
(2015) I’ve become a cuddle addict, I feel for Luke. Poor guy.

When was the last advice you gave someone?
(2007) Yesterday, or I tried to at least!
(2015) To not worry. (I could take this advice myself.)

What was going through your mind during your last kiss?
(2007) “I hope we are together soon” and I didn’t want to leave.
(2015) How cheesy was I back in 2007… Well Luke was going back home on Sunday when we shared an amorous moment, though I do get to see him for a 4/5 day-long-weekend. I was thinking how much I’d be missing him during the week.

Is it easier to forgive or forget?
(2007) To forgive.
(2015) The saying still goes: “It’s easier to forgive than forget.”

Do you give out second chances too easily?
(2007) Depending on who and what really doesn’t it.
(2015) I stick by this.

Do you have a best friend?
(2007) Yes, many and I am glad.
(2015) I have very close friends, now we’re all older, in our early/mid twenties, we have responsibilities and busy lifestyles. I still contact them as much as can.


Are you happy for your last ex?
Yep, he deserves a nice girl not that bitch he had before, she was ugly as well, poor Mikey.
(2015) Oh my god, I was such a horrible person in writing. Coward. Makes me sad. My last ex, sure, yeah. I don’t see anything of him. Wonder how he’s doing.

Do you trust people easily?
(2007) Uh, not really.
(2015) No.

Would you live with someone without marrying them?
(2007) Of course!
(2015) Yes, this is the first time I can say this comfortably and confidently: I am quite soon. I’m excited for us.

Do you think your ex is a player?
(2007) Nope.
(2015) No.

Do you have a friend of the opposite sex that you can talk to 24/7?
(2007) Yes.
(2015) Not 24/7, no. But talk to a lot, yes.

Do you remember what you were like a year ago?
(2007) Well.. yeah.
(2015) Yes. I was sorting my career choices out, earning money to save for college and I was very confident.

Who was the last person you cried in front of?
(2007) My Mother.
(2015) Luke.

Have you ever shaved in the kitchen sink?
(2007) WHAT? no!
(2015) Nope.

Is it awkward when you run into your ex?
(2007) Uhm, yeahuh.
(2015) Not really.

Who’s the last person you had a sleep over with?
(2007) I don’t even remember.
(2015) ‘Sleepover’. Hah! Me and Luke had a girly sleepover this weekend.

Were you dating the last person you made out with?
(2007) Uh, kind of?
(2015) Oh yes.

Are you taller than your mom?
(2007) I think we are the same height?
(2015) Same height.

Are you an emotional person?
(2007) Ohh yeah.
(2015) It comes and goes.

Who did you last yell at?
(2007) I think it was my Dad.
(2015) * Sorry Dad.

Who do you miss?
(2007) Many, many people.
(2015) I always miss others.

Last time you studied?
(2007) The other day.
(2015) A few days ago. Will be doing today as there;s an exciting

Do you crack your knuckles?
(2007) EW NO WAYYYY.
(2015) No.

What was the last thing to make you laugh?
(2007) Myself, I tripped up.
(2015) Myself and my Nan just had a play about with Siri. She’s fascinated with it, bless her.

What do you want?
(2007) Him.
(2015) Whoever that was, I don’t want him anymore, aha. I would preferably like Thursday to arrive already. Though, right now I’m content and chilled.
I would like to have enough money saved to be able to move in the Winter though.

What are any nervous habits that you have?
(2007) I draw or write on everything, I play about with the item in my hand, twirl my hand, stop talking/talk fast.
(2015) I just pick at my hand now. I’m not as nervous of a person like I was in my teen years.

What food are you craving right now?
(2007) I am craving a cookie, but I think I would just throw it back up again, cause I am so sick :(
(2015) All of the cake, chocolate and sickly sauces in the world.


What are your plans for the day/night?
(2007) Sleep, sleep, sleep!
(2015) Relaxation.

Have you ever broken your nose?
(2007) YEP.
(2015) You know… I never did break my nose. I hated my nose and it’s little bump. Now I understand more, I see it gives me character. I made that up. Liar, liar.

Do you have any trophies?
(2007) Yeah, sort of.
(2015) Yeah.

What was your favorite TV show as a kid?
(2007) CITV
(2015) CITV, Fox Kids, Nickelodeon.

What did you do yesterday?
(2007) Nothing, I didn’t do anything on Tuesday and Monday too. IDESPISEBEINGILL.
(2015) Yesterday I sorted my iPhone out, which seemed to take ages. Then I downloaded the new expansion pack for The Sims 4: Get to Work.
The I did all of the house chores and made dinner for everyone as they were back from their work days.
I had the day off, bliss.

Has anyone told you a secret lately that you aren’t allowed to tell anyone?
(2007) Yeah.
(2015) No.

Are you addicted to anything?
(2007) Being sad.
No not really, umm.. the word “HAIGUYZ”? just some joke between me and friends.
(2015) At the moment it’s chocolate. I have to break the habit before I turn into a house.

Do you like Ferris Wheels?
(2007) YES, the one in Nottingham, my god, me and Richard nearly died.
(2015) Yeah, they’re okay. I like the views. The one I went on at Leeds 2010, the view was impressive.

Do you like to dance in public?
(2007) LUV IT.
(2015) Sure? Hah.

Who gives the best gifts?
(2007) Mum. ♥
(2015) My family, my other half and my dog, he gives me the best cannine cuddles.

Do you have any scars, if you do, what are they from?
(2007) I have a massive scar on my left leg, I got the scar when I was nine years old, I went to pick up my old kitten Willow, and I nelt on a stone and cut my leg open, OWH.
(2015) That previous scar will always be there. I have little scars also, one on my hand, my elbow and my foot.

Have you ever punched a hole in the wall?
(2007) No, i’d break my hand!
(2015) No.

Whats on your wish list for birthday/Christmas (whichever comes first)?
(2007) I’d like a better camera or a kitten, i’m not sure..
(2015) For my birthday… I just want to have quality, special time with my boyfriend and family/friends. Preferably, money so I can add it to my savings.

Do you think you are a good person?
(2007) I think I am relatively okay.
(2015) Yes, I could be better though. Always room for improvement.

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
(2007) Nervous as hell, but I am excited too.
(2015) More excited about the future than I was before. I believe that when you’re in love, and you’ve made these plans for your future together, everything else is better in your eyes as you have that person beside you, always.


How many pull-ups can you do?
(2007) NONE.
(2015) Still, zero.

What was the last thing you broke?
(2007) My nose.
(2015) That answer from before makes me laugh… It isn’t a correct answer, ignore it.
No, he last thing I broke was three plates.

Your heart is racing, who are you standing next to?
(2007) Oh :)
(2015) Jon Hamm or Evan Mendez and Ryan Gosling. No, it’d have to be Luke… *grins*.

Something you hate more than anything?
(2007) ALARMS.
(2015) Ignorance, liars, failing at things you wanted to get an amazing result from, slow walkers and being awful at saving money.

You’re standing on the edge of the cliff, who are your last goodbyes to?
(2007) I couldn’t :(
(2015) My family/friends/Luke. That won’t happen though.

Whats one business you’d start if you could?
(2007) A coffee shop in Paris, mmm!
(2015) Oh I’d still love to do that, but in Amsterdam/Berlin. But for what I’m doing as my career, it’d have to be a Salon of my own.

Tears are falling from your face, what’s the reason?
(2007) I cry for everything, otherwise i’d go mad, tears help me, just makes me feel better.
(2015) Something has shocked me/seen something awful.

You’re phone rings, who are you expecting?
(2007) Either: Richard, Dave or Zoe.
(2015) Luke/Mum/my Nan.

One person you wish that you didn’t see yesterday?
(2007) I don’t care, I love everyone I saw yesterday, and I only saw my Mother, Step Dad and my Brother.
(2015) I couldn’t wish that at all for who I was with.

You go into walmart and have $20 to spend, what do you buy?
(2007) I don’t go to a Walmart.
(2015) A few American sweets.

Your sitting alone bored on your bed who do you call?
(2007) Dave.
(2015) Luke, Cody, Amy, my Mum.

What are you excited about?
(2007) SUMMER.
(2015) This long upcoming weekend!


What woke you up this morning?
(2007) The coldness?
(2015) The spring sunshine coming through my blinds.

Is tomorrow going to be a good night?
(2007) Nothing in particular, unless I get asked to go out, i’m not sure yet!
(2015) Yeah sure, I’ll be packing my bag (properly as Luke has taught me recently how to pack efficiently and for minimal space, he’s a genius!)

Did you kiss or hug anyone today?
(2007) Nobody yet :(
(2015) I hugged my Nan as she was leaving to go back home.

What are you doing this weekend?
(2007)Town with Dave, seeing the studio! I’ve missed Nottingham, sadly
(2015) Well Thursday is the start of my wonderful weekend.

  • Thursday: Travel to Loughborough, meet with Luke when he’s finished at work, go back to his, get ready to go out and go for Thai food, for his birthday.
  • Friday: Go into Leicester, watch The Avengers (2nd film), travel back to mine, have a chilled evening and order in takeaway (please be a pizza place, I am craving a calzone.) *drools*
  • Saturday: Spend the day in Nottingham, hopefully go the Annie’s Burger Shack for a date meal. Then meet with friends early on, have a round at a few select pubs/bars. Then we’ll be off to Rock City for the evening.
  • Sunday: It will be a work/slightly hungover day, then back home to cook Luke a suprise birthday dinner.
  • Finally Monday will arrive, we’ll have a much needed lie-in.

Next concert?
(2007) Jon Bon Jovi, YEAHHHHH. and The Feeling.
(2015) It will be a festival; Leeds Festival. BABYMETAL and METALLICA. (I’ve wanted to see them from when I was just ten years old!) 

When was the last time you cried really, really hard?
(2007) Last week, :( I don’t like it when I reallllly cry, it scares me.
(2015) Last year.

My love of questionnaires when I was younger

Potato Biryani Tagine


Good morning guys.
I’m quite busy today, I have the boyfriend coming over for a few days and have some tidying jobs to do as well as prepare dinner for tonight for us both!

So the first picture I’ve put up is of the chamfort style I finished last night. I did the cut the other week whilst at college, it’s a long chamfort bob, and last night after dinner I washed and blow dried it into the style it should be presented in. I think it looks okay? Also I added some deep reds and orange sliced tones into the hair. I do think it came out well.

VegetableTagineAnd here is what I’m currently preparing for myself and the bear.

A potato biryani slow cooked in the tagine.

Here is the recipe I’m using as a slight guideline:

I’m going to be doing my own recipe but slightly following this chosen recipe as I’ve not actually used a tagine before and it’s been lying there on the kitchen windowsill waiting to be used by the likes of me. I know my Mother has used it a fair few times but I’ve not had the chance and now is my chance. Also my chance to show off my many cooking skills to Luke!

I’m using potato in place of the meat, also rice too. I’m serving it with herbed naan bread and I’m hoping he will get us a glass of wine each to have with the dinner.

I can’t wait to get it finished and I’ll no doubt take a picture to add to this entry.

I hope that you use and enjoy this Moroccan recipe, it sounds extra yummy and for the winter, it’s perfect!

Potato Biryani Tagine

Happy One Year for me and the bear

1533848_10152602854622946_1074047440942554024_nIt has been a year together for me and this chap. A year ago, 16th November 2013. How a year has flown by!
We have created so many memories, I’ve gotten to know him so well and vice versa. Life has definitely been on the up since being with him. He has been the link to my chain of confidence, by giving me his belief in me and his love for me. It’s so amazing to be able to discuss the future, our future, with someone and not feel like it is just an artificial relationship. We are in sync with each other.
I could go on about him and say so much, but I won’t go on and bore you readers.

Just know that I’m in love with this guy and it has been the best year together and if I could change anything, I wouldn’t. Every memory has been on point. I can’t see myself with anybody else other than this sucker.

I can’t wait to continue this love we have for each other.

Other than this guy and my excitement for us both, I had my 23rd birthday weekend very shortly after writing the previous post on here.
Me and Luke spent my birthday in Leicester, went for dinner, accompanied by lots of wine and chilling. He bought me my Buffy the Vampire Slayer graphic novel (series eight). Firstly, I do need to finish watching Wheedon’s last few series before I begin the novel. I have so much on, that it’s been hard to read even the other graphic novels Luke lent to me back in the Summer.
But yes, we had a very indulgent weekend, brunch at our favourite Italian cafe, Carluccio’s, then dined at Ed’s Diner (if you don’t know of this place, it’s quite a large chain that is… hence the name ‘Diner’, American.) I had to give in and have two milkshakes, they’re so good!

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College and the hairstyling has been great! I’ve been signed off for a few of my assignments and am currently doing some research now and an assignment, as it’s my day off from work and college, thank god! Need a day off.
This week is going to be mega hectic for me, having both college and work tomorrow, Wednesday, Thursday, work on Friday and Saturday, too.

These are some examples of what I’ve been doing on my hair blocks:

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The top image is the smooth blow dry from the ascending one length cut I did. The second being a violet toned quasi I applied for practice that merges with the natural brown tones of the block. Finished with a soft, curled style.

So yes, I’ve been busy and doing fantabulous since I last posted!

Hope you all have a great week!

Happy One Year for me and the bear

It’s all go from here.

I have been SO, so busy.

With starting college two weeks ago, being at work and starting my salon placement at Toni & Guy, then fitting in time to do research, spending time with my family and Luke, I’ve not had much time for actual relaxing time.
Yes there’s been a lot of getting-home-and-crashing as I’m not used to this busy lifestyle.

I wouldn’t change it for anything yet though, I’m happy with how everything is going.

I’m going to try and write on here more often as I was before, but I can’t promise anything! I’m sure what I’ve said above confirms my absence on here, aha.

Though it doesn’t explain the reason for not being on here since July… Well I’ve been spending as much time with Luke as I can and my family, getting things ready to start my course, like getting my kit together, sorting finances out. Also, working a lot and then getting some reading and TV series watched before I can barely do anything like read my favourites and watch all of the awesome series. The Sims 4 has just been released too, around three weeks ago. I’ve been overdosing on that! Damn you Maxis/EA.


It’s all go from here.