'orrible yet optimistic .

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I don't mind if you despise this blog,yes it's great if you enjoy it, but rather selfishly, it's for me.It's oddly comforting knowing that my little opinion is floating around in cybersapce and will always be here.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Bloomin' beautiful day with Baycat.

My sister and I are pretty keen photographers and when our mates band Baycat needed some pre-gig photos doing we were more than happy to lend a hand, or four. The flowers were in bloom and the sun was beating down, what more could you ask for?

Friday, 8 April 2011


The Easter holidays have rolled around so fast! It only felt like yesterday I was celebrating my 18th Birthday but that was 7 weeks ago! With these holidays comes alot of responsibility though, it's now or never with the revision. I have 10 weeks tomorrow until my first Biology A2 exam, to say I'm worried would be the understatement of the year. I've worked out if I revise for 3 hours a day ( 1 hour for each subject; Biology, English literature and English Language) then I will just about cover all of my syllabuses before the exams really kick in.

I normally rise at about 12pm/1pm in the holidays but today a beautiful beam of light coaxed me out of my cocoon. There is just something about the sun which makes me want to get up and start being productive, I'm a bit like a bee I guess, the most productive when the flowers have bloomed and the sun is beating down. You'd think with this glorious weather the last thing I want to do is revise, that's not the case at all, I strangely enjoy revising, whilst laying on my trampoline in the sun. I even managed to walk to the local town centre and go to the library, granted I sat down and read for all of 5 minutes but I got a few books out which should see me through this stressful yet sunny season!

After the library I went to local Arboretum and thoroughly soaked up the sun. I suppose the bad thing about living in Britain, and Walsall especially, is that when we have a good few hours of sun everyone suddenly thinks they are on holiday, the lads walk around topless and the girls walk around practically naked, considering Walsall has one of the highest obesity rates in the West Midlands this proves to be a tad mentally scarring. One perk  of the local Aboretum is that they open up a kids 'swimming pool' which is basically a dip within the parks surface, which they fill with water, an absolute highlight is watching the lifeguards fish around for feaces and other little presents the tiddlywinks have left for him. I sound like a sadistic , cynical shit, when infact I truly love the summer & the arboretum.

Monday, 4 April 2011


One thing that has always , always baffled me (I was a very inquisitive child) is the fact that some people do not want to donate their organs. I'm very open minded and truly do respect religious views about the body after death etc. If there is a god though, surely he would want you to help others? even after you've passed. I really think the government should look into enforcing laws by which everyone ,from birth, will be added to the organ donor register but have the option to opt-out of it by then removing themselves from the list. I honestly think, as much as it pains me to say/type the main reason for people not registering is because they haven't found the time or 'can't be bothered with the fuss'. It takes 3 minutes,literally, I just re-registered to check my details were still on the system from when I first signed up when I was 9 years old.

It angers me that thousands of people are dying every year whilst organs rot away in the ground or are burnt to dust in cremation. Am I seeing something that other people (politicians) aren't? How can they be so oblivious to this obvious solution. As cynical as it sounds it's probably due to the paper work, if as many people would opt-out that currently haven't opted in then there would be a mountain of files to be dealt with. I'm fortunate enough to not have anyone in my close family and friends require an organ, but you never know when it will happen, it may even be you who needs a new kidney, or heart.

I don't like to preach, in fact there is nothing worse , after watching Louis Theroux's documentary on BBC 2 last night I have now witnessed the sad and quite frankly terrifying way in which people are manipulated and would hate to come across anything like that. honestly ask yourself these questions now, why do I not have a donor card? or why do I not give blood?

comical conundrums.

There is nothing like sitting down to watch a great comedy ( I advise you watch 'I love you Man') with your friends or family, but is comedy more powerful than politics?

I went onto channel 4's on demand website (4od) and whilst flicking past the most recent and popular programmes from ;Unreported world to Superscrimpers (waste not want not) then typing 'Friday Night Dinner' into the search bar I realised that I not only potentially clicked away from some programmes that would open my mind, widen my knowledge but I also skipped past the opportunity to learn how to seriously save some cash which directly affects my life. It was in this moment that I realised, we all may have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge but all we truly want is something that takes us away from the harsh reality of life, something that distracts us from the disaster and cures us of this discomfort. So I'm currently waiting for Friday Night Dinner to load, in the hope that even for a few moments I'll laugh aloud and be transported to a higher level of happiness.

I sound so depressing! It really gave me an insight into human nature though, we are social animals who want to entertain and in return be entertained! As a budding scriptwriter this has turned everything I have ever written on its head as I write pretty deep, thought provoking stuff (as you may well have realised- sorry I'm not depressed I swear!) and now I've realised, whatever I write, however deep and complex it may be we truly do enjoy the simple pleasures in life, simple and sweet comedy moments are what we truly remember and go on to talk about with friends. Debates are great but laughter is what binds us and brings us together.

I need to start working on my comedy writing.