A Little Life and College Update - Winter 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017


It's been way too long since I just sat down and had a bit of a catch-up with all of my readers, and since we're nearing the end of March I thought that now would be the perfect opportunity. The past few months have been very busy and exciting for me, and although I've been regularly updating you on Twitter, I haven't really spoken about my life here on Daisies and Delights. Sit back and relax for this super chilled post if you'd like to hear what I've been up to for the past few months.

COLLEGE

It's well over halfway into the college year and I haven't properly updated you on how I'm finding it, so I thought it was about time that I filled you in. The last few months have been kinda stressful, with what feels like endless amounts of homework, but I've been just about managing. Luckily, all of my exams are at the end of next year, but I do have my EPQ deadline in a few weeks which I'm incredibly worried about.

Having said that, I'm really enjoying college and all of my subjects, no matter how hard they can be at times. I've made some truly amazing friends that I talk to all the time and couldn't imagine not knowing, and I think I've settled in really well. I'm also really happy with all of my subject choices and I have a genuine interest in each lesson. There have also been some random moments thrown in, such as the hilarious teacher lip sync battles that took place on Friday for Red Nose Day or being photographed for the college prospectus pretending to be served in the cafe (the free hot chocolate was definitely worth the embarrassment!)


BLOGGING



The past few months have brought some very exciting blogging-related opportunities, which I'm incredibly grateful for and it honestly feels surreal that my little blog has been recognised by various brands. At the end of January (and coincidentally on my 17th birthday), I attended the Johnson and Johnson Journalism Awards down in London after being nominated. This was definitely a surreal moment but I was so honoured to be nominated that I knew I had to attend. The evening was filled with delicious canapes, catching up with some of my blogger friends, and lots of product samples from brands such as Aveeno and Clean & Clear. The award ceremony was inspiring to say the least and I had an amazing evening. I also took the time to do some sightseeing and shopping whilst in London, making it an enjoyable mid-week mini-break and the perfect way to spend my birthday.


I've also been lucky enough to collaborate with more brands over the past few months. Rimmel has been incredibly generous yet again and sent me some more of their products, most notably their new Volume Shake Mascara. This came at the perfect time, as my previous mascara was running out, and I have to say that I've been loving this one ever since. I was also invited to The Body Shop's blogger event for their Mother's Day product launch, and I had an amazing time testing out all of their products and even getting a mini-makeover. I spoke about the event more in my previous post, which you can read here.

The icing on the cake for me was definitely reaching 500 blog followers, which I still can't quite believe. When I created Daisies and Delights I didn't have very high expectations, and never thought that I'd even make it close to 100 followers. To have reached this milestone is absolutely incredible and I'm very thankful for the dedicated and loyal audience that my blog has.


PERFORMING

Many of you probably know that I love to dance, sing and act, and so I attend the Lipa part-time academy on weekends. This term, we've been preparing hard for our summer showcase of Annie, and I was over the moon to find out that I'll be playing Grace. I've definitely got a lot of hard work to do learning lines and working on my American accent, but I can't wait to undertake the role. So far the rehearsals have been incredibly busy, but the show is coming together nicely and I'm certain that it'll be one of my favourite performances yet.


In February, I also started a new dance school alongside some of my friends from Lipa. When our previous dance teacher left at Christmas to start her own school, we knew that we wanted to still take classes from her and so joined her academy when it started up. I've really been enjoying these extra dance sessions on Thursdays and all of the combos we've worked on have been very enjoyable. We're also working towards a competition at the end of May, hopefully taking a contemporary group dance and a commercial group dance, so I'll definitely update you on how that goes!


LIFE


In terms of music, I'm still very much into Bastille and Amber Run and listen to their music on a daily basis (it's pretty much all I listen to at this point). I'm not sure if I've actually mentioned my music tastes on my blog before, but these are my two go-to bands and I love pretty much every song they've come out with. I've also found these music tastes to bring me closer to some people, and a few of my new friends in college also like Bastille which is great.


As for TV shows, I've never really been one to become obsessed with a series and binge-watch it from start to finish. However, the past couple of weeks I've started watching Twin Peaks (you can see the Bastille theme emerging) and I'm honestly hooked! You definitely wouldn't expect it to be my cup of tea but it's such an interesting and weird show, with the 90s vibes really adding to the appeal. I'm currently at the start of season 2, but I'm sure if you asked me again in a couple of weeks then I'll have finished the series and be eagerly awaiting season 3.



I hoped you liked hearing this little update of what's been happening in my life over the past few months. If you'd like to know more and regularly hear about what I'm up to, make sure you follow me on Twitter @DaisiesDelights, as I frequently post on there about my day. Thanks for reading this post and I'll see you soon with another one!

Love from Daisy, x

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1 comments

  1. Wow you've been up to so much exciting stuff! The Johnson and Johnsons award night sounds amazing, congrats on being nominated! X

    Kate// itskaterose.com

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