My Little Trip To Liverpool!

I’ve only even been to Liverpool once before, with my school drama class to see Blood Brothers when it was on tour – I don’t think I’ve ever cried so much in my life (and this was the 2nd time I had seen it!)
Anyway, my sister recently moved there with her boyfriend so my cousins and I decided it was time to pay her a visit! I got the train over and when I arrived it was freezing! We went straight to my sisters flat which is lovely and modern and right on the docks.
Being the most indecisive family EVER we spent about an hour discussing where we fancied going for dinner by which time we were all starving so decided to go out and find somewhere! We walked round the city centre and came across Luche Libra, which was one of the restaurants we’d looked at online. It was only 4:30p.m. at this point but I don’t think any of us could wait another minute for food! I love Mexican food! I think it’s probably my favourite type of food (and I love a lot of food!)
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Firstly we ordered drinks, which of course took me about 10 minutes to decide what I even wanted! This is always hard decision for me as most people would have a glass of wine or a beer but I hate beer and I’m allergic to wine (I know, it’s a nightmare!) but finally I decided on an Old Mout Passion fruit flavoured cider, and it was definitely the right decision!
So then we were straight onto the food and being at a Mexican we couldn’t possibly start our meal without Nachos to share! We all dived in straight away! The best thing about sharing food with family is that you don’t need to be polite and offer it to them first – it’s every man for themselves! Sharing food sometimes makes me nervous, I’m so scared that everyone will get more food than me – which is not ok! There was 5 of us and we decided to get 3 of the plates to share for 2 people, (meaning there was extra food wahoo!) a Taco Tray, Street Food Tray and a Mixed Grill. My favourite was definitely the mixed grill. Although it wasn’t presented in the nicest way (it was just a huge pile of meet smothered in BBQ sauce) none of us cared in the slightest. The chicken wings were so crispy and tasty, my mouth is watering at the thought of them. But the BBQ ribs were on another level!!! Best ribs I’ve ever had and they were smothered in the most amazing BBQ sauce! With our sharing plates we got to choose 6 sides as well, so there was definitely enough food!! My cousin and I are both poor students so when we were looking for a restaurant we were very wary of the price. For the 3 sharing plates and 6 sides we payed only £11 each which was not bad at all for the amount and quality of the food we got.

After paying our bill we went off to the pub Bier for another drink! It was so warm and cosy inside which was nice after the short walk from the restaurant. I got a mixed berries Rekorderlig, can you tell how much I like my fruit ciders?! There was one particular part of this pub that I loved. The music. Seriously, if there was a karaoke machine I would of stayed there all night! Respect by Aretha Franklin, an absolute classic and so many more like this, I was loving it. At this point me, my cousin Sarah and sister had decided that we were going to go out! My other cousin, Will was still undecided and my sisters boyfriend couldn’t come as he had to get up for work at 6am… eww.
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After going to Tesco’s and getting our vodka we went back to my sisters flat where the drinking games began. First we played Fuck the dealer – you can find the rules here. This definitely sent us all on our way and Will decided he was coming out! Although downing too much fizzy lemonade and vodka meant that Sarah had to pull her tights down to allow room for bloating hahaha. We then began playing Shithead which to be honest I still have no idea how to play, and obviously I lost but whatever! No one explained the rules properly! We made ourselves look presentable, I changed outfits 3 times,
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we took some pictures and then we were ready to go!
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Now, I hate tequila! I have never liked it and I don’t think I ever will! But, my sister loves it so first stop CaVa the tequila bar! Ok so I know I said I don’t like tequila and I wasn’t lying but a shot of passion fruit tequila didn’t go down too badly! We went upstairs and found a sofa to sink in to. A random man came up to my cousin, shook his hand and congratulated him for being with 3 girls… I don’t think he realised we were family but we didn’t bother telling him! My sister went to the bar and came back with shots of normal tequila! Eww! But I can’t be saying no to a free drink, so I licked the salt off my hand did the shot and sucked on the lemon for a good 5 minutes! We had a toilet stop, a desperados each and we were on to the next place!
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Alma De Cuba! Wow! Every Friday and Saturday petals fall from the ceiling and you enter in to a carnival atmosphere with samba dancers dressed in incredible costumes! We started watching the dancers and before we knew it Sarah, Anna and I were all on stage dancing with them! Of course I was in my element here, with enough alcohol in me to think I looked like Beyonce I was really going for it, I bet I looked like such an idiot, but at least I was enjoying myself!
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Next stop – Heebie Jeebies! Now, this is where my memory slowly starts to deteriorate! We had a drink and Will and I went outside as Anna and Sarah went for a toilet break! The outside area was really pretty, there was plenty of places to sit and it wasn’t cold. We then went upstairs and sat on a sofa and had this picture taken…. that’s about it!
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Last, but certainly not least was Pop World!!! Ok, so this might sound like the cheesiest place in the world, and guess what?! It is! And I love it! They played Busted, S Club, Beyonce, Taylor Swift (after Sarah literally asked the DJ 50 times to play Blank Space!) we were in our element! I think this place was made for me, if only they played musicals! Although they did play Queen so I guess that kind of counts as a musical! If I lived in Liverpool I’d probably go here at least once a week. I wouldn’t even need to drink. Inside it’s like the tardis or Mary Poppins bag. It is so much bigger inside than what it looks like from the outside. I would definitely recommend going here if you love a good 90s  classic!

Waking up on Sunday morning was dire. We got in at about 5:30 am, so just in time to wake Anna’s boyfriend up for work! I think we were all still slightly drunk when we woke up, but none of us could move. After about an hour we managed to drag ourselves outside and down to the docks for some food. With Anna leading the way we walked in to a restaurant for some lunch (yes it was lunch time already!) and where had she brought us?! Revolutions! A VODKA BAR?!?! Seriously Anna! There word vodka was plastered everywhere! Over the walls, over the menus, there was posters of different flavoured vodka shots and worst of all they had vodka relish!
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Now it took us a fairly long time to eat. Will was the only one who managed to finish his HUGE burger! I slowly started feeling worse and worse throughout the meal! I had a burger as well, and it had wotsits in it! Yes wotsits the crisps! It was actually nice! Although my favourite part of the meal was the chips and coleslaw! Coleslaw is so underrated! Revolutions coleslaw is so good, it has pieces of apple in it which just made it perfect!
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Back to Anna’s flat to do the only thing that we could… watch Harry Potter! The perfect way to end our short trip! It finished just in time for us to get to the train station for the horrible hungover journey home!

I definitely recommend going to any of these places if you’re ever in Liverpool!

Sorry it’s taken me so long to post, it wouldn’t let me upload the pictures!xo

10 New Years Resolutions And How To Keep Them!

Towards the end of every year we start thinking of ways that we can improve ourselves…
Loose Weight?
Sleep More?
Socialise More?
Or Socialise Less?
Of course if this is something you want to do then go for it! But why not try and set yourself certain goals. How much weight do  you want to loose? Maybe instead of giving up something completely, just cut down. Resolutions don’t need to be negative things! Here is a few ideas that you may like!

1. Smile More! It’s been said that smiling actually releases endorphins (happy hormones)! Now, I’m no scientist so don’t quote me on that but it’s always nice to see people smiling.

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2. Drink More Water! It is never ever enjoyable waking up with a mouth drier than the sahara desert! Buy yourself a cute water bottle that fits in your handbag and take it everywhere you go! It’s said that water helps you have clearer skin, helps weight loss, helps you to stay alert and helps strengthen your immune system. A tip – pop a bit of lemon into your water, it makes it a bit more interesting and it’s definitely good for you!

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Or add whatever fruit you like! Go crazy!

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3. Stop looking for love. When the time is right, and the person is right, they will find you. Start loving yourself more.

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4. Text a friend, or family member and let them know how appreciated they are. We often forget to do this. You don’t have to get all soppy and pour your heart out to them! Just simply tell them how much you value everything they do for you. You’ll probably make their day.

5. Spend less time thinking and more time doing! I seem to spend half my life worrying about all the work I have to do, which then wastes more of my time, causing me to be even more stressed! As my Mum always says – Just Do It! Even if you just spend 20 minutes on it – it’s 20 minutes more than you had done before. This also applies to things we want to do, but are too scared to! For example, blogging! I spent a year thinking about doing it and never actually doing anything about it! Fancy going skydiving, but you’re a bit scared? Just book it! Don’t let 2015 be the year of holding back.

This next one is definitely aimed at myself, and any other students out there –

6. Get up earlier! Even if it’s just 10 minutes earlier, think of all the things you can do in those 10 minutes. Sometimes I get up so late that I have no time to put my make-up or have breakfast. Both of which make me feel rubbish for the rest of the day! For many women, making ourselves look nice in the morning isn’t about wanting to impress people, it’s about feeling good about ourselves. Eating breakfast is something I really really need to do more! I was never good at having breakfast when at home but now I’m at uni I’m even worse! Who knew cereal was so expensive?! So for Christmas I got a smoothie maker, which is amazing! It’s so quick, easy and of course healthy! I definitely recommend it!
Click on the picture below to be redirected to the page you can buy it from.
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Of course if you wanted you can always put icecream in it and make a milkshake! At some point I will be posting about my favourite recipes.

7. Start saving your spare change. Instead of spending it at the vending machine on a midnight snack (guilty), pop it in a a piggy bank and leave it there! Save it for that trip you’ve always wanted to go on, or that new handbag you’ve wanted for ages! Now, I know it’s easier said than done. So how about buying a piggy bank that you can only get into by smashing? I know someone who did this, over many years, and saved over £1000! They did put £20 notes in though! But every little helps, right?!

8. Spend 10 minutes reading the latest headlines. So I’m definitely guilty of getting into bed at night, or waking up in the morning and browsing on my phone for at least 5 minutes. Instead of scrolling down Facebook or Instagram open BBC News and see what’s happening in the world! It’s probably not as boring as you you think!

9. Cook More. And when I say cook I don’t mean just sticking a pizza in the oven! Use fresh fruit and veg! It’s a million times more healthy and it tastes so much better! Stop heading straight to the frozen isle when you go to the supermarket and start going to the fruit and veg isle! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is. One of my favourite websites is Student Recipes. It allows you to say what certain meat you are, or aren’t using and comes up with loads of easy recipes you can follow.

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10. Be forgiving. Sometimes forgiving can be the hardest thing, but I assure you, in the long run you will fill SO much better for it! I’m not just talking about forgiving other people. Forgive yourself as well. So what if you had 3 takeaways this week!? Don’t spend the next week worrying about it. It’s ok! Forgiving is about accepting what has happened, and moving on from it.

Now I know all these different resolutions are a bit overwhelming. How about choosing just one? Or trying a different one each month?

Maybe New Years resolutions just aren’t for you, and that’s ok! Don’t feel the need to have one just because it’s ‘what people do’ at this time of year. There’s no point trying to do something you know you’re not going to be able to stick to.

So instead, why not try finding one word that you want to base your year around? Faith, for example. Have more faith in yourself and in others. Believe, you can pass this exam!

I hope this will help you to kickstart your 2015!

And if you’re one of those people who simply does not need to make a New Years Resolution, then good for you! I’m sure there’s many people out there who wish they had your confidence! xo

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New Year, New Blog!


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Finally! I’ve been wanting to blog for about a year now, but I’ve never quite had the courage or time to do it. Coming into the New Year I thought there’s no better time to start than now. Also there’s not much else to do when you’re hungover and your boyfriend has been playing FIFA for the past 3 hours!

Blogging is a scary concept. Telling the whole world who you are, and what you get up to – it’s just an open invitation to be judged! Another worry of mine is what to blog about. I’m definitely not one to ever be found speechless so I will just blog about whatever captures my imagination! There’s certain topics which I do want to cover. Drama and Theatre is my passion, and what I study at University in London so I will definitely be talking a lot about that! But I also love to travel, go to music festivals, socialise and go to the gym, so my blog is going to cover a very wide range of subjects.

When telling people that I wanted to start a blog there was mixed opinions… obviously my parents were supportive, as were most of my friends. But my favourite response was….

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So a New Year means a New Blog! Who knows what this year may bring, but I look forward to letting you know every teeny-weeny detail! xo

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