To be honest, I’m amazed that I’ve kept this up for three weeks in a row! And thanks again for all of the lovely comments on last week’s post, I’m so pleased that you are all enjoying these posts as I really enjoy putting them together.
This week I had some good news, my manager at work finally wrote my reference for my PGCE application (I asked him to in October…) so fingers crossed that I get an interview! I’m so excited! Working as a Teaching Assistant has really made me want to be a teacher – I’d never even considered it before I got this job! A post on my job will be up later this week!
Plan B – ill Manors
A controversial one maybe, but as soon as I heard this song and saw the video I was captivated. The song is about the youth of Britain, the underclass, and how they are treated by society. As a Sociology graduate this is something that I’m interested in, I think Plan B has really understood the plight of the young people in this country and although their actions should not be excused it really is not their fault. The lyrics of the song are amazing, and really highlight the discrimination and alienation that these people have to deal with.
Ben (Plan B) also did an interview with Radio 1 Extra about the song which is available here, it’s really interesting and definitely worth a listen.
I haven’t really been watching much TV this week, but I have been listening to old podcasts. In particular, The Russell Brand Radio Show ones, they are my actual most favourite thing to listen to. I’ve listened to them all countless times, I can quote them at the drop of a hat. I’ve also been listening to the really old 6 Music podcasts with Trevor Lock, which are possibly my favourites as they’re so funny. It broke my heart when the radio show got axed as it was my favourite thing to listen to on the way to uni on Monday mornings – really cheered me up! But I guess I will always have the podcasts to listen to. Also it was through listening to these that I was introduced to the hotty that is Matt Morgan – dream man. That is all.
Here is a sneaky link to the entire back catalogue of podcasts. Shh.
Did you listen to the Russell Brand Radio Show when it was on?
Have you got a favourite podcast?
Revlon Colour Burst Lip Stick – Blush
I bought this lipstick from eBay a couple of weeks ago and it has become my new every day lipstick. It’s one of those ‘my lips but better’ colours, but a little more brown toned. The formula is really creamy and it has quite a glossy finish but it’s not sticky at all.
My shop of the week this week is Sitting Pretty, which is run by the lovely Claire who writes a blog of the same name. I’ve been a fan of Claire’s blog for a long time now and was delighted when I saw the jewellery stocked in her shop. Claire sells a range of lovely handmade necklaces, earrings and bracelets which are all very fashion-forward featuring crosses, peace signs and geometric shapes. The prices of her pieces are very reasonable too, the most expensive thing being £7!
As it’s Mother’s Day today, I thought that I’d mention mine. I’d like to say thank you for being there for the last 23 years and even though we’ve had our difficulties in the past I’m glad that little Gracie has brought us back together as a family again. We don’t say it very often but, I love you!
Blog of the week this week is Good Morning, Angel which is written by the lovely Elodie (Pretty sure that’s her name, anyway!) or L. as she goes by on the blog. I was lucky enough to meet her at the #ZOMGBloggersbash back in January and I’ve been in love with her blog ever since. She has amazing fashiony posts, with OOTD’s in abundance. She is also running a feature on black lipsticks at the moment that is amazing! I love her make-up posts too – something about the looks she does really appeals to my inner alternative/gothling. The photos on her blog are truly wonderful too and they are taken by her boyfriend whose tumblr you can find here.
My favourite post of hers is this one, as it has some amazing photography and I love the outfit and hairstyle.
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