Friday, 19 June 2015

Film Friday: The Book Thief

 I have now watched this film twice and each time I do, I love it. I really think this has become one of my favourite films. I know World War Two wasn't nice, but there's something I find really interesting about it. Maybe that makes me sound nuts, who knows. watching this film really makes you think, 'wow, this actually happened. This is crazy' The amount of innocent people that were killed is unbelievable.

Anyway, This film is about a little girl whose mother was a communist. Liesel and her brother were meant to be travelling to her adoptive parents in Germany and on the way her brother dies. You see Liesel growing up with her adoptive parents and the life she has to grow into. She meets Rudy, her next door neighbour and has a great relationship with him. She gets picked on at school for not being able to read so her father creates a visual dictionary for her in the basement where she writes words on the wall under each letter. Long story short, the family then have to hide a jewish refugee, and she has to keep it a secret.

This film was funny, tear jerking, and educational. You really find out some things about history you might of already known. I rate this film a 5/5! Have you seen it? What's your thoughts?


Monday, 15 June 2015

Walking up Mount Snowdon

So from our Sunday walks going up small hills and along canal sides, we ended up hiking up Mount Snowdon last Saturday!

The feeling you get when you finally make it up to the top is indescribable. I felt so proud of Chloe and I and privileged that we got the chance to walk up a mountain and see how beautiful the surroundings were. (What I didn't like however was falling nearly all the way back down! wear sensible shoes!! ha ha!)

We did try and vlog the day but phone and camera batteries are the worst! We had an amazing day and will definitely try and push ourselves to do harder walks in the future. We did get lost on the way there so if you're thinking of travelling to Snowdon, don't put the tourist information postcode in your Sat Nav as it is 45 minutes away from the mountain!

I really can't believe we did this and feels such an achievement. Have you ever climbed Snowdon? 


Friday, 12 June 2015

Film Friday: Age of Adaline

It's that time of the week again and for another film review. This week I watched 'Age of Adaline.' Blake Lively plays a young lady that was born in the 20th century, she has an accident and after she seems to not age. She stays the 20 something year old all her life. You would think that not ageing would be great wouldn't you?! But in the film you see the struggles she has to go through, the people she loses and how she reacts with the world changing without her. How she struggles with falling in love, or keeping a job or friends. And without spoiling too much of the film, of course there's a happy ending. I love watching good films like this and having a good cry every once in a while.

 Have you watched 'Age of Adaline'? What do you think?
I rate this film a 3.5/5 


Monday, 1 June 2015

'Dear Diary': suffering with Trichotillomania

I feel a little hesitant to write this post today as it is so personal to me. But as it is really like a diary, I feel that some people could benefit from reading this post as not many people know about it. 

Trichotillomania is a hair pulling disorder. Many people can pull or tweeze hairs from their head, eyebrows and eyelashes (The most common areas). Many people do this as part of anxiety, depression, stress and maybe not even realise that they are doing it. I have been pulling my hair for at least two years. *ashamed and goes and cries in the corner* I don't realise i'm pulling my hair anymore and it has got to the stage where it doesn't even hurt pulling my hair because i'm so used to it. I am lucky in a sense though as my hair does grow back. Slowly of course but it's not like I have a massive bald patch at the top of my head. (just small ones. *insert monkey covering eyes emoji*) 

Not many people know about Trichotillomania and when I first started my mum wanted me to go to the doctors and they didn't really know what to say. They didn't really care. They referred me to the next person and then they did the same as they didn't know what to do either. I researched it a lot after finding out the name of it from Google.. Not the actual Doctors! And found out that many people do the same. Sam Faiers, from the well known reality TV show Towie pulled her eyelashes out. She had hypnotherapy and even then she was still pulling a little bit. 

It makes me anxious that I pull my hair out as I can never wear my hair down fully or little bald patches can be seen or small hairs stick up like I have a Mohican. The days that I am super busy, I don't even think about pulling my hair, but when i'm just sitting around or relaxing i'll feel a slap on the wrist by family and friends or my Nanna shouting 'STOP PULLING YOUR HAIR!' and that does help a lot. I just hope I can stop all together one day.

Do you or anyone you know suffer with Trichotillomania? How do you deal with it? 

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