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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

A Smile :) x

There's something infectious about a smile :)

You turn and see someone looking your way, or pass them on the street..
And you smile at them :) x
A stranger.. and yet..
Most of the time.. out of nothing short of instinct..
They smile back :)

It really is magic x

It makes people feel good..
Lifts their spirits..
Brightens their day :) x

It takes 43 muscles to frown..
But it only takes 17 to smile :):)

Smiling is easy.. :) effortless.. :) natural... :)
And yet it has the biggest impact :)

Next time you pass someone on the street, in the corridor..
or catch someone's eye across a room or along a road..

Just smile :)

You'll be amazed the effect it has on people :)

Love Amy xxxx
:D x

"Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day."
~Quoted in P.S. I Love You

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Kids These Days..


I actually can't believe just how DAMN RUDE Kids are these days!! :O

Seriously..

They have no respect for anyone, or anything.
They talk back to and swear at their teachers!
And have NO manners.

When did everything go downhill?
What changed?
Because something MUST have for kids to be the way they are now!

When I was at school, you'd NEVER even dream of talking to a teacher like that..
Act that way..
Like spoilt brats.

There were the trouble makers.. yes.. but the majority were well behaved.. respectful.

But now..
You're lucky to get some well behaved ones in a class..
Because most of them aren't!

You try and you try to make them understand..
To realise how they're acting.. but they don't care.

It's a shame..
the lack of motivation..
the attitude they have.

But at the end of the day.. it's their life they're ruining..

And whether they fail or succeed.. that's their choice x

Amy xxxx

Monday, 27 June 2011

Heatwave x


Sun, Hat, Guitar.. Sorted <3 x

Love Amy x

Music Taught Me To Live x


The Script taught me how to move on.
Greenday taught me that government's gonna fail someday.
Eminem taught me that life is hard but you can make it through.
Lady Gaga taught me it's ok to be different.
Bruno Mars taught me to do anything for that one person I love.
Ke$ha taught me to live life to the full while I have the time.
Travis taught me to be generous.
Taylor Swift taught me not every guy is going to treat me right.
30 Seconds to Mars taught me to speak whats on my mind.
Michael Jackson taught me to always love the people around me.

Music taught me to live 

Love Amy x

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Some Life Lessons..x

Some life lessons I've learnt along the way:

1. When pulled over by the police.. and they ask what you're doing there.. whatever you do.. DON'T say you're an Explorer..... :|

2. DON'T eat Bread & Butter pudding straight out of the microwave.. when it says 'leave to stand for 1 minute'.. DO IT!

3. Read your comment, text or message carefully BEFORE sending it..  mistakes are easily made.. and it could read... differently :P

Believe me.. more will come :)

Love Amy x

Thursday, 23 June 2011

No One Can Take This Away From Me.. x

Moments, people, places,
laughs, tears, memories,
photos, words, sights..

The days that I'll remember forever..
The times I couldn't stop laughing..
The words that helped me through..
The people that made me who I am..
The sights that took my breath away..
The journeys that took me nowhere..
       and everywhere..

No one can take this away from me x

... I won't let them.

Love Amy x


"Make memories because no one can take them away" ~ Cyndi Neumann

Reminiscing x


We were only 11..

Innocent, short, naive..

That was 8 years ago x


How times change x

Love Amy x

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

I Believe x


"I believe in Pink
I believe that Laughing is the best calorie burner.
I believe in Kissing, Kissing a lot.
I believe in being Strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
I believe that Happy girls are the Prettiest girls. 
I believe that Tomorrow is another day 
and, I believe in Miracles." 
~ Audrey Hepburn

Love Amy x

When The Lights Go Out.. x

It's a bitter sweet moment..

When the lights go out..

Late at night.. when everyone has gone to sleep..
As you're lying there in bed, looking up into the nothingness..

Suddenly the world is plunged into darkness..
And the overbearing shadows creep over the world that was once filled with colour and light..

A twinge of fear over the emptiness.. the darkness.. the unknown..
And childhood fears of the monsters in the night edge closer..

But then..
Your eyes begin to adjust..

And out of the blackness comes a glimmer of hope..
As the stars begin to break through the ominous sheet that once hung over the bed.. glowing.. colourful..
And the once bleak moment turns beautiful..

The stars shine.. and the darkness begins to fade..

Everything comes into focus..
And once again.. you feel alright with the world..
Then you drift off to sleep.. knowing those stars are still there.. watching over you x

Magical.

Amy xxxx

"I like the night. Without the dark, we'd never see the stars." ~Edward, Twilight

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Playing On Silence x


I love the piano x

I could play it all day and never get bored of it x
I'm not good at playing.. I'd never say that.. but I don't care..
Because when I'm playing.. the world disappears..

And all that's left is me.. and the music x

But there's something magical about playing with a friend..
When they join you on that stool.. in your musical bubble..
You smile.. they smile.. you play.. they play..
And your fingers play in sync..
Gliding over the keys..

And together.. you're playing on silence x





Love Amy xxxx 
“When you play music you discover a part of yourself that you never knew existed." ~ Bill Evans
"A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence." ~ Leopold Stokowski 
"When I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play." ~ Alicia Keys

Monday, 20 June 2011

Memories You Keep x


















It's strange the memories you keep..

Some seemingly uneventful snippets of your life that stays vivid in your head.
Especially childhood memories..

I remember the day...
  • Walking back from Hunstanton beach with Mum.. holding a bucket of sea water, swimming with shrimps.. and waiting to get the shore train back to the Bungalow x
  • Sitting with my cousin Tara on the fence outside the house by the main road, waving at cars x
  • Swapping our stuffed toys with my friend Natalie, every single week x
  • Walking back from Ali Pali with Zoe, watching the others run on in front, while the sun set x
  • Hayley actually cutting my hair in reception x
  • Getting stuck in a tree.. while kayaking during camping.. and capsizing.. with my camera x
  • Sitting on Chris' bed in Holland, really hanging out like Brother & Sister x
  • Dropping the bookcase full of books on Danielle W's head x
  • Hiding from my Dad behind the camera shop.. while we were out shopping x
  • Lying in bed.. talking and laughing my head off with Emma in the middle of the night x
  • Playing on the water slide in Auntie Mary's back garden x
  • Playing risk in the common room.. with everyone.. for hours.. and I won x
  • Dad tickling me in the living room.. till I cried x
  • Brushing my teeth in the school toilets before going to the dentist x
  • Chloe delivering a valentines card for me in year 2 x
  • My 8th birthday at Adventure World, when Stef arrived with her new short hair cut x
  • Going to the grocers in nursery.. and buying mushrooms.. because I knew Mummy liked them x
  • Going to the fun swim with Danielle and Hayley in year 7.. and the bikini incident x
  • The father & child camping trip.. the ride at monkey world.. the day before my birthday x
  • The day I learned to ride my bike.. while Dad fixed the car x
  • Sitting in the park.. under the slide.. with my friends..all day, till it was dark x
It's funny.. the things you remember.. 
I wonder what makes us remember certain things.. and forget others..

Most don't hold any significance.. no life changing moment or traumatic event..

But they stay there.. in the back of your mind.. as clear as the day they happened.

What memories do you have?.. do you cherish?
It's amazing what we remember.. the magical days.. the unexpected days x

Memories..
Love Amy x
"Memory is a child walking along a seashore.  You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things."  
~Pierce Harris, Atlanta Journal

Sunday, 19 June 2011

My Dad x

Happy Father's Day Dad!!!!
xxx :D xxx

So today is Father's day.. 
And I just wanted to say a little something about my dad :) x

My Dad is the most amazing, kind, wonderful Dad in the whole wide world! :)

He's always there.. and he always cares..
And I know that whatever happens, he'll always be there :) x

So.. after 18 years.. I just wanted to say a great big THANK YOU.. for EVERYTHING you've done for me!! xxxx

I love you, and I appreciate you, Dad. I appreciate the opportunity we’ve had these last 18 years to get to know one another better. As more time passes, I realize how much of me comes from you. I want to thank you for what you have given me and how you have shaped me. I've learnt so much from you x

I couldn't ask for a better Dad :) x

So, thank you, Dad. For all the sacrifices you made for me and the memories you gave me, in my childhood and now. Thank you for being such a big part of my childhood and world. And thank you for giving me this wonderful gift of life! x

I hope you have a great, relaxing day Dad :)
I love you lots and lots xxxx

Love Amy xxxx
"It's only when you grow up, and step back from him, or leave him for your own career and your own home - it's only then that you can measure his greatness and fully appreciate it. Pride reinforces love." - Margaret Truman 

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Olivia Thorn..x

Today I left University.. and headed home for the summer..x

And even though I can't wait to get home and see everyone..
and finally relax..

I'm going to miss the Harper Family so much xxxxxxxxxxx

There are also some people that aren't coming back next year..
and are going on their placement..x

One of those people is my amazing friend Liv..

The problem is, I go on placement in my 3rd year, and so, we won't be at Harper together again :(

And I must say.. even though I know it was silly..
and I know I'll see her again..

Because I am an emotional wreck..

I cried when she left  :'(


I only met her in September.. but since then.. She's become such an amazing part of my life..

I can't imagine not seeing her every day
and not having her there to make me laugh or knock on my door.. sit on my bed.. having her help with my referencing or have random takeaways with and chat about everything!

I just want her to know how amazing she is.. and how much she means to me.. and the effect she has on everyone else she meets.

I'm gonna miss her sense of humour so much!
Just so glad we can still keep in touch.. And we will! x

Great.. now I'm crying again!! :'( lol ahh dear! x

Love Amy xxx

Thursday, 16 June 2011

End Of First Year Vlog x

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End of Year 1 .. I know I said I wouldn't Vlog again.. but I did.. Shoot me! x

Love Amy x

First Year - Finished x


















I just finished my last exam of university first year..

And it actually went well!..
and now..

I'M FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! XD x

It's been an amazing year :) so many good times!
But now the stress is over!..

:D Let the Summer begin!

It's gonna be awesome! :)

Love Amy xxxx

Exam Destress Song = Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
(It's played before every single exam I've done :])

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

I am the Master of My Fate, I am the Captain of My Soul x



















Out of the night that covers me, 
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be,
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance, 
I have winced but not cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance,
My head is bloodied but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears, 
Looms but the horror of the shade.
And yet the menace of the years,
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid 

It matters not how strait the gate, 
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.


~ William Earnest Henley ~

Amy xxxx

Monday, 13 June 2011

One and Only Vlog - Uni x


So I've never Vlogged before..
Never even showed my face in a video.. until now..
So, I apologise in advance for it! x
I just felt like trying it

Love Amy x

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Lifehouse.. The Incredible Atmosphere x

I've blogged before about the effect music has on people..
How it can change someone's life or fill them with emotion..
I've also blogged about those moments in our lives..
Where just for a moment.. everything seems to stand still..
And you know you'll remember it for a very long time.

... There are rare times in our lives.. when these 2 things collide ...
And what comes out of that, is nothing less than incredible...

Tonight I saw Lifehouse live..
..in Birmingham..
And all I can say is.. wow.. because no words can describe that atmosphere.

They achieved perfection through imperfection..
Pure emotion, with nothing holding it back..
It was magic.
No auto tuning.. or plagiarised words..
No second take.. or fakery..
Just pure, heart felt music.

Words with meaning..
Melodies with heart..
Chords with weight..

And then..
He began to play.. and the crown fell silent..
The music played.. and everyone just listened..
To the words he sang.. the guitar.. the drums..
And suddenly..
Everyone felt the energy in the room..
And simultaneously.. Every single person raised their hands..
Because the music led them there.

I will never forget.

Love Amy xxxx

Friday, 10 June 2011

Lifeline x

Love Amy x

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Bekooy..

When I was in secondary school..
People used to call me by my surname..
And I hated it.

It felt like it made me less of a person..
Not using my first name..
Taking away who I really was.

Until now.

I look back, and I regret ever taking it to heart..
Yes, most people did it out of spite..
But really, it made me more of an individual than ever.

So many people share the same first name..
The Amy's and Emma's and Jon's and Jack's..
But my last name was unique.

I wish I hadn't let it get to me back then..
I wish I'd embraced it, like some other people..
But the truth is, I never thought anyone was being genuine.

I still don't.

Someone says something nice to me..
And I instantly think it's a cruel joke..
I guess that's just confidence, or experience.

My last name..
It's who I am..
Just as much as my first name.

I see that now.

Love Bekooy xxxx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

And Nobody Noticed...

I wasn't 100%..

So..
I went for a drive..

A long drive..

A 3hr long drive to be exact..

I just wanted to keep driving..

To clear my head..
To take my mind off things..

So I did..

And took revision.. for a stop in a field..

And 3hrs later.. I get back..
And just as I expected..

Nobody noticed.

Love Amy x

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Happy Birthday to Emma :) xx

So, it just so happens that 2 of my bestest friends have their birthdays 1 day apart! lol x

So a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAYYYYYY!!!!! to Emma Louise Tirebuck :) xx

19 today :) x

She's amazing, talented, and always there for me..
So, I wish I could be there on her special day..x

However, i'm stuck in real life Farmville, so I guess this'll have to do!

So, My lovely..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!


To my wonderful friend..
From my heart to yours.. :):) x

I hope you have a great day :) xx
Love you lots and lots xxxx

Love Amy xxxx

Monday, 6 June 2011

Procrastination..x


Procrastination - pro·cras·ti·na·tion :

The act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time.

When it comes to revision.. or any long, boring task.. along comes procrastination..

The arch enemy of getting anything important done in life..
But it always gets us.. and it's sneaky.. really sneaky..

"Oh, I'll just watch one episode of Supernatural.. then I'll start"
...
"Maybe just one more.."
...
"I'm hungry, I'll go and make something, pure brain food.."
...
"I'm really craving a slow cooked roast.. won't take too long.."
...
"I'll just organise all my notes so they're ready for revision.."
...
"Maybe just a cup of tea to get me going.."
...
"I'll just watch the Breaking Dawn trailer again.."
...
"Should really have a 'quick' shower.."
...
"I'll just update my 365 so I'm not worrying about it.."
...
"I'll just write a blog on procrastination.."
...
"Just sort out my revision music.."
...
"Phew, I deserve a break now, I've done loads..!"
...

And the revision never gets done.. 
or at least not as much as should have been done..

Ahhh dear.. procrastination.. you really know how to get me don't you..

Oh well, back to revision...........

Amy x

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Happy Birthday Zoe :) xxxx

So, today my bestest friend Zoe turns 19!! :) x

And I just wanted to wish her a massive.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY :):) x

And I hope she has an AMAZING day!!

I wish I could be there to celebrate.. but once again.. exams suck.

So, from a distance..
With love.. hugs.. and chocolate cake :P xxxx

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZOE JAZZ MILLER!!! :D

Love you lots and lots xxxxxxxx


Love Amy x

Friday, 3 June 2011

Innocent.. What A Great Company x



I want to work for Innocent so badly!!
They are amazing!
Always have been.. always will be x

I love everything about them..
Their products, their ethos, their marketing strategy, their customer approach.. Just everything x

Fingers Crossed they run their grass roots placement scheme next year! X

Love Amy xx

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