Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Remember, Remember

... to post? To read the blogs you follow? 

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but life, you know? 

"What life?" I hear you snarkily reply. WELL ...

~ I saw Ed Sheeran. That's right. That singer-songwriter who I may or may not be completely in love with and actually love far more than the majority of real people in my life? I saw him in concert.
"Well, Emily, and was it the best night of your life and did you fangirl and scream and sway and just die inwardly multiple times?"
Why yes, followers, it was, and I did.

When he started playing this one .... oh my. Oh my oh my oh my.

~ I went on a weekend to Loch Lomond with some friends!

I do not own this image. [source]
Britain is an incredibly beautiful place. I am so proud of my nationality and so glad to live somewhere with places like this. Seriously. Where else could anyone rather be?

~ On this weekend away, we studied Jonah.

And the Lord said, “You pity the plant, for which you did not labor, nor did you make it grow, which came into being in a night and perished in a night. And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than 120,000 persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” Jonah 4 v 10-11
For me, such an affecting passage. It was an amazing weekend of teaching; I am very blessed with youth leaders who spoke on the four chapters over four seminars.

~ I also dressed up as Jack Sparrow. It was exciting. I had a sword, and my hair was in 21 plaits. (Not 2. Not 12. 21.)

I don't have a picture, but I looked so much like this you could barely tell the difference ..... ;)
(What do you mean, you see through my ruse to post Johnny Depp at everyone possible opportunity? Nothing of the sort!)

Apart from that, I've been doing school. Macbeth essays. Maths. Spanish. Latin. History. Art. All that jazz. That's really why I've been out of the blogosphere for a little bit.


Now it is time for October's roundup.

Monthly Roundup // This Month's Hearts // Best Book of September -- in which I lamented the fact that September had gone so fast. Now it's Guy Fawkes' night. What is happening to the time?

Quickfire -- a Liebster Award from Amy, and a Sunshine Award plus a Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Seana. Thanks, gals!

Your Top Ten Favourite Classics (and you've not even read them yet) -- I compared YA books to classics, to give you a little nudge in the right direction if you don't know where to start in the scary world of classic literature.

At laaast // a little haul, and more than a little fangirling. -- I celebrated finally being 16 and shared my birthday haul, as well as fangirling over Skulduggery Pleasant book 9. I've still not spoken about that much on this blog. A post will come.

Let's Talk About BOOKS ... -- I received the Book Life Tag and the Book Cake Tag from Lauren @ Always Me. In short: I talked a lot about books.

Beautiful Books: Plotting (ahahaha) -- I rabbitted on about my book in the NaNo edition of Beautiful People. Are you doing NaNo this month? Good luck!

Loony Blurbs: Stars, Darkness and Parallel Parking -- I linked up with Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer for this hilarious meme! Did you link up? Tell me!

Art Tuesday: Manchester Gallery // Inspire Me -- I shared some of the amazing art - chiefly landscapes and portraits - that I saw in the Manchester Gallery.

This Month's Hearts. 

~ Ed Sheeran. We already talked about this one. Give me a minute.

~ Loch Lomond // Jonah

~ Skulduggery Pleasant book 9. I can't talk about this or I'll break into cap locks. Post on its way.

~ Singapore! I had an amazing trip with my mum to meet Arthur, my nephew, in this incredible Asian metropolis. Definitely a post in a pipeline about that one!

~ I wrote some of my novel .... not a lot, though. It wouldn't win any prizes. But I wrote it, anyway, and that's what counts. I just need to keep going (and stop wasting my life on the Internet, you feel me?). 

~ I had a reunion with friends from summer. Exciting.

~ I had my first foray into Dickens, with A Tale of Two Cities. It was fantastic. More on that at another point.

~ Anne of the Island by LM Montgomery! This book made me very, very happy. 

~ Music-wise: aside from Ed, I've been loving Radiohead (I'm always loving Radiohead).

Possibly the most depressing song ever.

Also revisiting some old Jake Bugg.

~ Ooh, and I'm going to see the Punch Brothers! :D

Posts I've Loved

This is a pathetically small list this month. Normally I add posts to this draft throughout the month and then do a sweep to add in things I've missed, but right now I quite want to go to bed so no sweep today. Here is my pitiful offering:

The 20 Things You Might Not Know About Me tag has been going round - my favourites have been this one and this one.

Treskie @ Occasional Randomness did the Liebster award (share the award-love!). She also taught us some German. 

Mahri @ Fire, Fleet and Candelight came back - !!! - and she posted a list of brilliant words

Mariah @ Godwottery Shenanigans did a wonderful post on natural magic in terms of Christianity.

Maybe I'll come back and add to this at some point. I'm sorry for not mentioning you! I love you!

Book of the Month

You know I can't talk about this.

That's been my October! Speak to me: have you done a round-up post? Link me up! What's the best book you read last month? What concerts have you been to see recently/who are you excited to see? Tell me ALL the things!

I shall hopefully be back on consistent posting soon. (Fun fact: I just mistyped 'back' as 'book'. This is an accurate summary of my life.)

Emily x 


  1. Welcome back! I was wondering where you were!
    I can't go to concerts because of classes every evening... buuuutttt I'm going to a football game on Saturday! My university playing against another. And American football, where grown men run after a ball that is the wrong shape. So that should be fun :)

    1. Thanks!
      Ooh exciting. I hope you win! Haha "a ball that is the wrong shape" ... are you not American then?

    2. I am. But it's like a long ovalish circle that's not really a circle, you know? It's the weirdest shape, in my opinion... :)

    3. Yeah, I can see that .... X)

  2. Omg.... You saw Ed Sheeran?? SO happy for you! I saw him in the summer of 2013, and he was an amazing live performer. Also I didn't know Loch Lomond was an actual thing because we sang a song about it in choir once, and I totally thought it was made up.... The picture looks beautiful though!
    I'm glad you had a good month, and that you're back :) I'm back too, yay!

    1. YES! I remember when you saw him, I was so jealous :') HE WAS AMAZING. HE WAS SO INCREDIBLE. I CAN'T. EVEN.

      Hahaha that has literally made my day!!!! It is a very real place, and very beautiful.
      Thanks :) I should be posting later today (I'm having a party first -- my friends are coming over in 13 minutes .... I should probably go and brush my hair!). I'll pop by your blog later :D

    2. I wanna go there now... Road trip, road trip! (except not because you can't drive across an ocean...) :D Hope your party was fun!

    3. Haha well if you're ever in Scotland .... !

      It was, thanks! :D

  3. I would love to see him in concert - glad you had the chance to go!
    If only I could visit a place half as as beautiful as Loch Lomond...
    Can't go wrong with Jake Bugg! :)

    By the way, I've tagged you for The Gif Tag!

    1. HE. WAS. AMAZING.
      Come to Scotland!! ;)
      No you can't!

      Thanks! I'd been wondering if this would come my way!

  4. I'm so sorry it's taken me this long to post here (school got me :/ )! Thank you so much for mentioning my post. I really appreciate it! I was not aware you lived in th U.K. How awesome is that? I got to go to England this summer (Oxford, London, and Stratford upon Avon) and it was a glorious experience :)

    1. No problem! It gets us all, sad to say. You're very welcome :)
      Yes, I do. England is an amazing country <3 (I am English although I live in Scotland.) Thanks for stopping by :)


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