Current Reads | Spring 2018

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We’ve both been quite interested in reading books since we were younger but for some reason we’ve never introduced posts about books on our blog until now. Now that the sun has been shining more recently, it’s encouraged us to read more books in our spare time. It may sound strange, but when the weather is gloomy and dull we just want to wrap up and binge watch every season of Ru Paul’s Drag Race for the 10th time. Then out comes the sun and we feel obliged to appreciate every little ray and sit outside with a refreshing drink and a book! Over the past few weeks, we’ve both picked up a few new books to read and we thought we’d share them with you, just in case you’re looking for a new book to read yourself!

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3 Years On | What Blogging Has Taught Us

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A few days back, to our surprise, we were reminded by WordPress that our little blog is three years old this month!! As two people who usually struggle to stick with things, we’re surprised, but so happy and proud that we’ve both managed to keep it up for three whole years! For us, blogging is an escape from reality; a place to share all of our thoughts and feelings. And while we may not be able to post as regularly as we did back then, we’re still in love with this little hobby and we hope we can continue doing it for as long as possible. Over the past three years, blogging has taught us a few things about ourselves and life in general and we thought we’d use today to talk about the things we’ve learned.

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2018 Goals: Making a Change

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So another year has gone by and just like every other year, it didn’t even feel like Christmas was a thing? January is probably our least favourite month and we always try not to be taken over by the January blues, but it can be so difficult to stay positive.

One way we’re trying to defeat the January blues this year is by seeing January as a fresh new start and a chance to make new memories. We never really do things that we regret, but there’s always something that could be improved slightly, so we know it might be a bit cliché, but we’ve decided to set ourselves some personal goals and changes we want to make for 2018. We’re never usually into the whole “New Years Resolution” thing, but this year we thought it might help us stay positive and have something that we aim to achieve or change by the end of the year.

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The Photography Student Essentials List | Rachel

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So you’’ve just finished the first term of your photography degree, or maybe you’re planning to start one next year. Being an art student doesn’t come cheap, a lot of equipment is needed and your course will require lots of organisation and budgeting! I’m currently on the second year of my degree, so completing my first year has given me experience and time to learn what things are essential, and what’s just a waste of time. I’ve put together a list of stuff that I’ve found essential for my course, which will hopefully help anyone out who is jumping into the world of photography!

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Halloween 2017 | Vlog

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The weekend before Halloween was quite an eventful one for us. We went to one of our favourite places, Colchester Zoo, to see if we could be scared by their ‘Fright Night’ attractions! We also went on our yearly visit to MCM Comic Con to see what geeky merch we could get our hands on and then we went around London to do a bit of shopping. We ended our weekend by carving pumpkins and you can watch it all in this vlog!

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Being a ‘Recluse’ on Halloween | Rachel

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Halloween. All Hallows’ Eve, whatever you want to call it. A night where most people my age spend their evening being social, attending parties, putting on their best costume and celebrating by drinking their entire body weight in alcohol! Celebrating what exactly I don’t quite know. I’ve never really understood the concept of Halloween to be honest, but growing up as a kid who was easily scared at the idea of ghouls and ghosts, I was never really a fan. Most normal kids would go trick-or-treating but I would sit at home, curtains drawn, praying nobody would knock at the door dressed in some creepy costume begging for sweets (it’s kind of weird when you think of it like that…). I remember going once and that was it! We also had a few family Halloween parties when I was a child but apart from the food and sweets I wasn’t too keen.

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Exploring the Pumpkin Patch

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Every year throughout the month of October, our Instagram feed is full of people going to a pumpkin patch. We scroll through and see the array of orange shades and interestingly shaped pumpkins and it always makes us want to visit one ourselves. The problem is we were always unsure of where a local decent patch was located. That was until our blogger pal Yasmine recently posted some pictures on her Instagram of her visit to Foxes Farm pumpkin patch. Since it’s fairly local to us, we decided we had to make a trip, finally!

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