Sunday, 12 August 2012

When I Was Younger.. x

When I was younger, my mum and I would walk from the bungalow, with our buckets and spades, wearing our shorts and jelly shoes, all the way down to Hunstanton beach.

It's a memory that's so clear in my mind, that I remember as being some of the happiest moments of my life. It was in the school holidays, we'd travel up to see Grandma and Grandad, and even if the sun wasn't shining, we'd walk down, to paddle, to make sandcastles, to explore the rock pools, to collect shrimps or shells in a bucket, as long as our feet touched the sand, at least once, we'd be happy. I remember the amusement park, with the slippery slope, and the doughnuts we'd get, occasionally. I remember the trek that felt like we were walking for hours, to the end of the beach, just so we could say we'd done it. I remember walking back, with sand covered feet, and loving the feel of hot tarmac on my soles. And finally, when we arrived back at the bungalow, washing our feet in warm soapy water before being allowed to set foot inside. I remember the train, the little land train which would take us home if our legs got too tired from walking all day.

All my childhood memories came flooding back to me today, when I drove to Hunstanton to spend my lovely, sunny, scorching day off at the beach. It was magical, and as if nothing had changed. Except, the walk felt much shorter, and everything seemed much smaller. I guess when you grow up, and your legs get a lot longer, it takes much less time!

I retraced my footsteps from years ago, and it felt like home xx

Love Amy xxxx

Thursday, 2 August 2012

I'm Happy :) ... x

... Very Happy x

I don't need to say anything more :) x

Love Amy :) xxxx

"The most important thing is to enjoy your life - to be happy - it's all that matters" ~ Audrey Hepburn

Sunday, 15 July 2012

A Fresh Start x

I moved to Norfolk.

Yepp, last week I packed up all my stuff, and moved into my new flat in Norwich.
All by myself.
You see, on Monday, I started my work Placement :)
I'm working for a lovely company in Norfolk called Crush Foods :)

Now apparently I'm not meant to write anything about my placement..
I really don't know why!
But I'm going to anyway, because I have nothing bad to say.. at all.

It's been a week,
And I'm loving it <3 p="p">Genuinely loving it.

The people are lovely, and the atmosphere's great.. and I've learned so much already..

I can make sales.. I can get stockists.. I can use sage.. I can do customer visits and deliveries.. I can run a stall by myself.. I can do so many new things.. and most of all..
I can speak on the phone.
I know that sounds a bit lame.. but I really didn't like talking on the phone.. especially with strangers. It filled me with fear.. But now.. I just pick up the phone, and call anyone. Now a week ago, I couldn't do that.

I feel more confident.

That's what I love about this job.
It's teaching me so much more than I could have hoped for.
Things I never even realised I could learn.

And it's only been a week!

I've got freedom and responsibility..
And a great company to work for <3 p="p">I just want to be the best that I can be, and do the best I can do..
I want to make a difference!

I love my job..

I hope they like me too! x

So, this is my fresh start :)
This is going to be a great year.. xx

Love Amy x

Friday, 29 June 2012

Photographs & Memories x

Photographs can stir up all sorts of memories. From the time you went to the park with your friends, to the standing ovation on the last night of your final year show. It's amazing how one split second moment in time, captured and saved on film, can hold so much. Not just the place, or the time, but the people you were with, the clothes you wore, the things you said, or didn't say. The way you looked, your hair, your smile. All of the emotions you felt for that single moment, preserved in time. A picture tells a thousand words, they say. But it holds so much more than that. I love photography. Not just the process, but capturing memories so nobody forgets. I don't want to look back on my life and wish that I'd taken more photos, or forget a single moment that made me smile, laugh, cry with happiness, the people, the places. And more than anything, I don't want the people I love to either. So here it is. The world through my eyes. I hope you love them as much as I do. Never forget the good times. And never stop capturing them.


Amy xxxx

Monday, 18 June 2012

Free Time x


And here I am.. back home.. with all the time in the world!!

And I have no idea what to do with it all!

Having free time..
So much time.. so many things to do.. so many options.. It's tough deciding what to do with it all!
Seeing friends from back home.. watch TV, play games, play the piano, read a book, go shopping, go see a film, have a film marathon, bake something, cook something, learn to juggle (check!), go out and take photos, learn to paint, write something, go for a meal, go camping, FINALLY have a lie in!
So many things I could do.. the list is endless!

So here I am.. sitting at my piano, writing some songs and learning to play the songs I've wanted to for so long..

Because I can :)

I don't start placement for a month or so, so I have all the time in the world to do the things I haven't been able to for so long :)


Love Amy xxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Extraordinary x

And I realised..
Looking at my friends.. at my family.. at the strangers passing by..

I am not extraordinary.. 

I'm just like everybody else in the world..
What I am is not extraordinary..
We're all human.. all living.. all normal people..
Having fun.. learning.. laughing..
Watching the world go by..
No, I am not extraordinary..

But I could do extraordinary things..


Love Amy x

Friday, 18 May 2012

Little Confessions.. x

My little confessions...

1. I like crying, it makes me feel alive.
2. I'm obsessed with Twilight.
3. I have a constant internal monologue.
4. I wish my life had a soundtrack.
5. Buying and giving gifts to others makes me happier than receiving them, but I do love both.
6. I miss school.
7. I want to inspire someone, as much as those who have inspired me.
8. My family means everything to me, more than they could ever know.
9. I've watched the whole of Friends all the way through 8 times, and once backwards. That's not counting hundreds of individual episodes.
10. My happy place is lying in the park with my friends, the summer of 2008.
11. I love quotes, and want one day to be quoted.
12. I cried through the entire One Tree Hill finale. Now I can't watch it without crying.
13. I wish I spoke up more.
14. Sometimes I wonder how I found such great friends, and why they chose me.
15. I watched all 6 seasons of Supernatural the week before my exams, and passed every single one with good marks.
16. My favourite food is bread sauce. Sometimes I make it and just eat it out of the jug.
17. I love driving on the motorway.
18. I know that I should eat healthily, and how to, but I still don't.
19. Sometimes I have great ideas, and never do anything about them.
20. I used to want to be a German teacher. Then I discovered food, and never looked back.
21. There are no words to describe how much I love to play my piano. It's my little escape from reality.
22. I still get homesick.
23. I carry my camera everywhere. I'm obsessed with photography, and have a collection of around 100,000 photos.
24. I compulsively blow in every glass before I use it, and I don't know why.

Love Amy x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

You'll Never Know Until You Try,, x

You'll never know if you can do something until you give it a go..

If you don't ask, you won't get.. and all that..

Some things just need to be given a go..

And if you fall off the horse.. just jump right back up and try again..

There's no such thing as failure.. Only attempts at success :) x

Love Amy x

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

QR Codes x

QR Codes are fun :)

Love Amy xxxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

New Wakey!Wakey! Cover Photo :) x

My New Facebook Cover Photo :)

I do love a bit of Wakey!Wakey!

almost everything I wish I'd said the last time I saw you.... <3

Love Amy x

Monday, 16 April 2012

My Work Here Is Done x

If all that you take away from this blog is the music playing in the background...
My work here is done <3 x

Have a little hope.. and don't forget to smile :)

Love Amy x

SH12 x

Spring Harvest 2012 ..

No Words.. Just Memories <3 x

Love Amy x

Thursday, 5 April 2012

There is Only One Tree Hill.. & it's Your Home x

"It's the oldest story in the world. One day you're 17 & planning for someday. And then quietly & without you really ever noticing, someday is today & then someday is yesterday & this is your life."

Today.. I watched the last ever episode of One Tree Hill.
And I actually can't believe it's over.

It's been my favourite show for 9 years, and now...
It's finished, it's over.
There will never be another episode, another story told,
That's it.
After 9 years.

I didn't stop crying.

It was incredible, nostalgic, heartbreaking, heart warming, beautiful.

It went out on a high.. it felt like home.
And now it feels like a part of me is missing..

Because it was so much more than a TV Show..

It was...
An Escape from Reality

It was that little ray of sunshine every week..
It taught me so much, about how to live, how to love,
How to go after your dreams and fight for what you believe in..
Even when the odds are against you.

"We spend so much time wanting, pursuing, wishing, but ambition is good. Chasing things with integrity is good. Dreaming... If you had a friend you may never see again, what would you say? If you could do one last thing for someone you loved, what would it be? Say it. Do it. Don't wait. Nothing lasts forever."

There is only one Tree Hill.. and it's MY home x
I'm going to miss is so much x

"Make a wish & place it in your heart. Anything you want, everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle's gonna come from. The next memory. The next smile. The next wish come true. But if you believe that it's right around the corner, and you open your heart & mind to the possibility of it, to the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you've been wishing for. The world is full of magic ... you just have to believe in it. So make your wish ... do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With ALL of you heart."

Goodnight Tree Hill.. it's been amazing x

You'll have a place in my heart..

Always and Forever x

Love Amy x

Friday, 23 March 2012

You're Losing Your Memory.. Now..

Call all your friends
Tell them I’m never coming back
‘Cause this is the end
Pretend that you want it, don’t react

The damage is done
The police are coming too slow now
I would have died
I would have loved you all my life

You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now

Where have you gone?
The beach is so cold in winter here
And where have I gone?
I wake in Montague with you near

Remember the day
‘Cause this is what dreams should always be
I just want to stay
I just want to keep this dream in me

You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory

Wake up, it’s time, little girl, wake up
All the best of what we’ve done is yet to come
Wake up, it’s time, little girl, wake up
Just remember who I am in the morning

You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory

You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory now
You’re losing your memory...


by Ryan Star

I never want to lose my memory..
Damn, I love this song.

Love Amy x

Thursday, 22 March 2012

It Gets Better.. Goodnight Dan Scott x

I cried through the entire episode..

It was heart-wrenching.. heart-warming.. tear-jerking..

Today.. after nearly 8 years of hating Dan Scott from OTH..
I found myself in floods of tears..
As I watched the man.. that I had hated for so long.. but grown to love over the last season..
Break down, and say goodbye..
As I heard him say the words.. 
"It gets better".. "I love you too".. and "For once, lets just play to play"
And watched him walk into the light with his brother.. Keith..
I found myself in pieces..

It was perfection.

See it for yourself..

Goodnight Dan Scott.. Goodnight Keith Scott x

You couldn't have gone out in a better way..
There wasn't a dry eye in the house.

It gets better..

Love Amy x

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

My Dream Birthday x

I've had my dream Birthday in my head for a long time now..

I don't know why, maybe it was to keep happy thought in my head through all of the stress and the confusion of everyday life. Through all of the interviews and assignment, through all the low days, and worry.. just that image in my head of all the highs to come. My perfect day.

Somewhere really special.
Surrounded by friends and family.
Bunches of  balloons, pink especially.
An amazing cake. Impressive and personal to me.
Drinks, snacks and cupcakes for everyone to enjoy..
So. many. smiles.
Lots of dancing.. to my music.
Meaningful presents.
A photo booth, or lots of cameras.
A chocolate fountain.
My hair half up, long and wavy.
Make up actually done well.
A beautiful new dress, and gorgeous heels.
A pretty heartfelt necklace.
Twinkly lights.. everywhere.

It's only a dream.. I know.
And it'll probably never happen..
But it's my dream.
There's more detail of course.. but the rest is up to your imagination.
If you give it all away.. it'll never come true.

Love Amy x

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Mum... x


Thank you! x

For everything you've done, for everything you are, for picking me up when I'm down, and enjoying the highs with me!
And of course, for how much you love me!

You are the most amazing Mum in the world.

I couldn't ask for more.

I Love You x

Love Amy xxxx

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

This Will Be My Future.. x

Just a few things..

I will be happy
I will love what I do
I will give more than I get
I will laugh till I cry
I will forgive and forget
I will make you proud
I will believe
I will keep calm
& I will carry on

This will be my future..

I hope x

Love Amy x

Saturday, 3 March 2012

A Tear Jerking Moment x

“Do you remember this? When I brought back mint chocolate chip and you asked why I thought that was your favourite, I was so confused. Any time we had gotten ice cream together, that’s what you always chose but you told me rocky road was your favourite. And you looked at me so tenderly, Nathan, and you said you always chose mint chocolate chip because you knew it was my favourite flavor. And that’s when I realized for the first time that you hadn't been making any of your decisions for yourself. You were doing everything for me, all along for your family. And it occurred to me that we still had so much to learn about each other. And since then, Nathan, I've learned about the wonderfully selfless, humble, strong man you are. Nathan, I can’t hear that you’ll never come home again. That I’ll never learn something new about you again. Never experience your selflessness, your love, your warm touch again. Nathan, please. Have we really had our last conversation? Our last kiss? I don’t know what I’d do. Please.” ~ Haley James Scott ~ One Tree Hill

I actually can't believe One Tree Hill is ending soon..

It's moments like this.. incredible words.. pure heart and emotion.. that take my breath away.. make the tears roll uncontrollably.. and remind me why this has been my favourite show for over 10 years...

There is only one Tree Hill, and it's my home x

Love Amy x

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Giving Up x

Giving up is not normally good.

The thought of giving up.. on work.. on life.. on yourself..
Not ideal.

BUT.. giving up for Lent is a different story. :)

Lent is that time of year when you give up something till Easter Sunday.
Whether that be a bad habit.. something you love.. or something else..
You give it up for a short time..
Maybe even longer if you want.
But it's a day which gives people the motivation to try an give something up.
The idea that it's only for a short times entices people..
And gives people a challenge.. that if completed successfully.. makes them feel good :)

It may be hard.. giving up something..
But it's a challenge.. which makes the goal so much sweeter.

So, what are you giving up for Lent?

I'm still deciding.

It should be something you do, use or eat a lot.. something you'll miss.
And I'm still choosing what I could/should do without.. or at least try to!

I'll let you know when I do :)

** I've decided ..This year... I'm giving up Peanut Butter Kit Kats!!...  I'm obsessedd.. and have a box staring at me from the kitchen... THIS IS GOING TO BE SO HARD :| **

Thank goodness Sunday's don't count!!

Love Amy xx

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

All Time Favourites x

We all have those songs..
Our list of all time favourites..
That you love.. that mean a lot..
That you can't get out of your head.

Well here's one of mine..
Played rather awfully.. and accompanied by what I can only describe as.. not singing.
I get really frustrated when I forget the words that I've known off by heart for so long..
But oh well.. I tried.. and that's the important thing! x

This is to all time favourites...

Love Amy xxxx

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Home x

After A very stressful week... peace.

Home soon! x

Love Amy xxx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

A Weekend Away in Nottingham :) x

Plonked down in the middle of a strange new city..
With no computer.. No assignments.. NO STRESS..

Just fun :) ...

And laughter.. and dancing.. and gaming.. and partying.. and drinking.. and eating lots of lovely food!!

NO stress.. NO worries..

Just me.. my friends.. & some strangers!

Happiness :)

It was such an amazing weekend!!
RockCity was brilliant.. the best club night out I've ever had! :D x

I drove to Nottingham for Paul's 18th Birthday celebrations.. And boy did it turn out great!! :D x
I drove from Harper.. through the sleet.. snow and rain!!.. :) And arrived :) for a weekend of freedom!!

I played COD.. and yes.. I'm awful at it and spent more time dead than alive.. and the rest was spent in a lift.. or protecting the hole!!
But I had SO MUCH FUN :) & now I'm better at COD than ever! Headshots ;) x

Finding Nemo.. The Parrot Wielding Fairy.. The Fanta Loving Nazi Zombies.. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...
And a hell of a lot more jokes later!! :) .. This was a weekend I won't forget for  long time :) x

Love from a Very Happy Amy xxxxxxxxx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

New OTH!!! ... The Beginning Of The End!! x

AHHHHHHHHHHHH One Tree Hill Season 9 started today!!! XD xxxxxxx
(Well, middle of the night to be precise) x

I stayed up all night to watch it at 3am! :) And it was so worth it!! x
I've been waiting half a year for the new season!! Since they got the go ahead for a 9th season.. And FINALLY.. It's started!! x

The beginning of the end.. :) :( :') :'(  So bitter sweet x

Because this .. this is the last ever season of One Tree Hill :O x

I've grown up with this show.. for 9 years it's been my home.. x

When it all ends, It's going to be emotional.. but I know I'll leave knowing that this show helped make me who I am today.. inspired me.. brought me hope and happiness.. made me believe in love, and filled my life with music x

I can't express how thankful I am that One Tree Hill existed x

"The little show that could" x

I can't believe it's nearly over, but it's been more than amazing.. x

Love Amy xxxx

"In your life you're going to go to some great places, and you're going to do some wonderful things. But no matter where you go or who you become, this place will always be with you. There is only one Tree Hill. And it's your home." ~ Karen, One Tree Hill x

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Project 365 - 2011.. Complete!! x

I finished my 3rd Project 365!!
2011 done!
So this is to my last 3 years :) x



Enjoy :)

Love Amy xxxx

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Sharing A Sunset x

I arrived back at Uni, early evening..
And I sat in my room alone..
Missing Home.. missing my Mum..
When I got a phone call..

It was my Mum..

She said..
"Look outside.. the sunset's incredible!"

So I did.. only to see this..
The incredible purple sky x

And I sat there.. on the windowsill.. looking out of the window at the colours..

And talked on the phone to my Mum for an hour..
In those moments.. looking at the same sky..
It felt like she was sitting next to me..
And I didn't feel alone.. not one bit x

Liv joined me when we ended the phone call..
With our "Nighty Night, I Love You!"s x

I remember that night so clearly.. How we shared a sunset x

And I realised..
No matter how far away..
You can always share a sunset x

Love Amy x

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Making People Smile x

Isn't it just great..

Making people smile :) x

It makes you smile :) x

Doing something.. saying something..
That hits that happy nerve :) x

Seeing their eyes light up :) x

And knowing.. even for a split second..

That YOU made that happen :) x

Made someone Happy :) x

It's a great feeling :) x

Love Amy x

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Hello 2012 - A New Year.. A New Start x

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

And everyone cheered at the top of their voice..
Laughed with pure delight..
Hugged and kissed each other one by one..
And sang Auld Lang Syne to their hearts content..
We raised our glasses of Champagne.. and toasted to the New Year x

It was brilliant x

My new years resolution for this year was going to be to

Stop Worrying x

But seeing as this year.. I have a hell of a lot of unavoidable stress coming my way...

I scratched that.

So this year...
I have a few smaller resolutions..
Because I couldn't decide on just one x
So here they are...
  • To complete my 4th Project 365! (Or should I say Project 366!)
  • To run at least once a week! 
    (Can be either recreational or to get away from angry dogs...)
  • To act more confident!
  • To make someone smile at least once a day! :) whether that be a friend, a stranger, or myself :)
  • Learn to play 'My heart will go on' on the carrot clarinet... (no seriously!)
Wish me luck! x

What's yours going to be this year? :) x

So, to my friends and my family..
To everyone out there..

Happy New Year x

Lets make this a good one :) x

Love Amy xxxx

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