Friday, 24 April 2015

Bare With Me...


So it's been a while since I last blogged, even my TV Highlights post hasn't been making it's regular appearance.Maybe some of you were thinking that I'd given up and that my six month run with my blog had come to an end but I wanted to let you know that I haven't and it's not!

My TV Highlights post hasn't made an appearance as I can't actually remember the last time in the past couple of weeks that I watched something live on TV! Everything has been all go of recent, since finishing my lectures, I've had a couple of amazing days work experience with the BBC, I've been back running with Freakworks Film Production company, I've started my training to become a presenter on Hospital Radio and I've been on holiday to Germany (okay, that was relaxing!)

However, when I was in Germany, the most exciting and crazy thing happened: I got invited to an interview with Channel 4 for their only Scottish Apprenticeship. A lot of research and late nights went into my preparation but guess what? I GOT IT!! After my exams in May, I'll be leaving uni to work full time for Channel 4 and I could not be happier. Let me tell you, there were A LOT of tears in my house when I found out!

Anyway, the next two weeks will be 100% dedicated to studying and after that I'll be getting ready to start work!!

Blog posts will be severely limited here for the next couple of weeks but I just wanted to check in and let you know that it's a break, not the end. My blog is still super important to me!

Hope you're well!

Lots of Love,

Heather x

I didn't feel I could leave this post without a picture so enjoy this one of my lil rabbit

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

How to Survive Primark

Don't get me wrong, I love Primark, it's one of my favourite shops and I rarely leave empty handed. However, the rails of totally unorganised clothing, the bright white lights, the mile long queues and the seas of shoppers all searching for a bargain which so often characterise Primark do not provide the most relaxed or stress free shopping environment so I thought I'd share my tips on surviving a trip to the delight that is Primark.

1. Go to Primark at the start of your shopping trip when you're full of energy and enthusiasm and hopefully before the masses have destroyed anything that may resemble organisation in the store.

2. Take a coffee (and cake) break straight after Primark so you can restore some of that energy and enthusiasm which was no doubt killed during your Primark adventures (this will allow you to enjoy the rest of your day shopping.) 

3. CHECK THE LABEL NOT THE HANGER - I can't even tell you the amount of times I've ended up in the changing room with an item of clothing that was my size on the hanger but was a totally different size when I looked at the label.

4. Take the sizes with a pinch of salt - Primark may be cheap and cheerful but the clothes aren't the best quality and the sizes most definitely vary from item to item.

5. Conduct a cull before trying clothes on - Primark is one of those shops where you end up picking up piles of clothes because they're cheap as opposed to nice, take a minute to check through everything you've picked up before heading to the changing room to save time and effort.

6. Take a snack just in case you get peckish, Primark is the worst place to be shopping when hangry.

7. Take a bottle of water to help with the inevitable Primark Headache which results from the bright lights, noisy shoppers and effort of carrying around a tonne of clothes.

8. There will more often than not be another stand of the exact same item somewhere else in the shop if you can't find your size - it might be best to ask a shop assistant to point you in the right direction though.

9. Wear a thin vest top so you can quickly try things on over the top in the store and avoid the massive changing room queues.

10. Take your own carrier bag as the paper bags are useless, especially when you live in Scotland and a downpour is never far away!

Do you have any tips to surviving Primark?

Lots of love,

Heather x

Sunday, 5 April 2015

TV Highlights

Happy Easter!!! I hope you're all as full of chocolate as I am!

I'm so sorry I've been so bad at posting these last couple of weeks but the dreaded Block hit and I had no idea what to write. However, the Easter break and the glimmers of sunshine that we have been seeing have certainly helped and I'm back with plenty of posts planned! For now though, here are some TV highlights from the past two weeks :)

23/3/15 - Tom Felton Meets the Superfans

This was, without a doubt, the ultimate TV highlight of the two weeks, if not the month. As I may have mentioned, I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan so Tom Felton's documentary was at the very top of my must watch list. It was so interesting to hear people put into words just how much fandoms like Harry Potter mean to them and to see how the actors and J.K. Rowling herself responded to hearing how life changing their work had been.

23/3/15 & 30/3/15 - Modern Family

I am absolutely loving the new episodes from series 6 of Modern Family which are only just airing here in the UK. Modern Family is such a fun, easy watch a bit like Friends and Lily never fails to make me laugh. 

24/3/15 & 31/3/15 - Ordinary Lies

Finally a series which has filled the hole that Broadchurch left. Ordinary Lies follows the events which unfold after a young British woman, Viv, is caught smuggling drugs whilst on an all expenses paid holiday with her friend, Tracy. Tracy makes it back home despite also smuggling drugs and the series thus far has followed her attempts to save her friend whilst documenting the subsequent drama that fills the car showroom where she works.

I hope you've all had a lovely Easter Sunday, how did you spend it?

Lots of love,

Heather x