Step in to the near future

Hey Guys,

Today was a first introduction into what the next journey of my life has to offer. I had a taster day at sixth form! It was honestly the best thing and made me feel so so grown up and happy.

I was honestly so nervous about going in today. I knew nobody and this was a completely new start and I don’t usually react very well to situations like this. I woke up this morning and I had butterflies, but I soon found out that the butterflies were totally worth it!

I made a friend straight away! I thought I’d be on my own for ages, but as soon as I got there I made a friend and turns out she was in all of my lessons for the day too! And hopefully taking the same subjects as me next year – What a complete surprise hey?!

We suddenly clicked and I got to know her and I felt so relaxed with no butterflies and I started to enjoy my day.

First lesson was sociology and oh my days this is definitely the subject for me! I was very interested and enjoyed finding out about the course and being given the chance to make David Cameron out of play-do was quite possibly the highlight of the day haha!

Religious Studies was also very interesting and as that was my favourite subject at GCSE I can’t wait to carry it on next year!

This last year has been so very difficult for me and GCSEs were so stressful, but today I actually felt happy! So happy and I have such a buzz for starting at sixth form in September.

That’s it from me today – I’m off to drink a smoothie (check out my post) and relax and look forward to trying out English Literature tomorrow!

Let me know what sort of subjects you are studying and what you enjoy to study, I’d love to hear from you!

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx

Smoothie Time

Hey Guys,

So since finishing my exams, even though it’s only been 2 days, I am struggling to find things to do, so today I experimented making smoothies. I have decided to share with you guys the recipe and pictures of my creation.

As an energy boost and the want for a sugar rush this is definitely what you want! I think it would make a good breakfast smoothie if you fancy something lite. Or as a snack throughout the day this is ideal.

So here is what you need to make a raspberry and banana smoothie!

Ingredients: 

  • 80g frozen raspberries (what a surprise)
  • 1 banana (another great surprise)
  • 62g fat free yoghurt (I used raspberry, but you could use any you think would work)
  • 90ml unsweetened orange juice
  • 90ml milk (I used 180ml as I didn’t have any orange juice and it worked well, but I think the orange juice may have made the smoothie sweeter)

 

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All you Need

Method: 

I mean it’s fairly simple how to make a smoothie, but:

  1. Chop your banana and add it into a blender with the raspberries, yoghurt, milk and orange juice if you choose to use it.
  2. Blend your ingredients until smooth
  3. Pour into your glass and put the rest in the fridge to drink later on
  4. Finally, sit back with your favourite book or movie and sip away on this wonderful creation that is just filled with nutrition and beautiful flavours!
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Let me know if you have any recipes, or any ideas of what you’d like me to have a go at!

Keep Smiling Guys

Crystal Clexr xxx

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Freedom at last

Hey Guys,

So guess who made it through all 24 of their exams and is finally free? That’s right – I did! Six weeks ago this started and I honestly thought it would never ever end. It got to half term and I still had 13 to go, but now they have all finished and I’m so relieved.

I no longer need to know how to work out the area of a triangle, how to say ‘i live in England’ in French, and most of all I no longer need to know the dates of history (Not that I really did anyway).

So this morning I did my final exam – Physics (not a highlight to end on, but at least they ended) – and I came out happier than ever, but I also felt so strange and have done all day. I feel I should be revising, making notes, watching youtube revision, but no. I no longer have to do anything like that. For the next god knows how many weeks, 10 is it? I can do absolutely nothing…until I get bored that is. And trust me it won’t be long before that happens.

I got home from my exam and decided to burn every single thing I needed or used for revision: books, past papers, revision cards. You name it, I most probably burnt it. The relief inside when I watched the last 2 years of my life turn into ashes was honestly the most amazing feeling ever.

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Bye Bye Old Books

However, today was the day my parcel of notebooks arrived for next year and I never knew three books of lined paper could make someone so happy! But these three did:

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Hello New Books

Anyway, sorry for rambling but I am over the moon that my summer has officially started! And you guys will be with me as I create so many memories before starting at college in September! However, I will be starting the summer watching youtube, sleeping and netflix!

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx

Q and A

Hey Guys,

I would just like to thank Elm for asking me some of the questions in this. Unfortunately, not many questions were asked, so I’ve decided to include a couple of my own that I think would interest you guys.

Q1 – What’s your favourite time of day?

I love the morning! I mean I am not really a fan of getting up in the morning (who is?) but I just love the bird song in the morning, the early sun and the fresh smell of the grass and atmosphere. Even in the winter, the morning is nice with a cold chill, but I love seeing the ice and cups of tea to start the day off. However, you can’t forget lunchtime because everyone loves food!

Q2 – Do you get happy easily?

Little things make me happy, but the smallest of things can kill my mood. If I’m happy, other people will be happy too 🙂

Q3 – What’s your favourite type of post to write, and why?

I adore writing reviews for you guys to read about things I’ve made and I loved doing my May favourites – so many more of those to come. This summer however, I can’t wait to try out blog posts where they’re more chatty. So I hope you all look forward to those.

Q4 – What do you like to do in your spare time?

Photography, Photography and even more Photography!!! As well as writing my blog, taking photos is my one escape from the world. Shutting myself away to edit them can sometimes be a bit tedious, but also results in some pretty great final photos which I can then share on the old tinternet.

Finally Q5 – What are your ambitions?

This Summer I hope to learn Spanish, blog and vlog (whether I upload them at all is another matter). Then in September I’m off to college to do my A-levels and then after those 2 years it’s time for uni. I have no idea what I’d like to study, but we shall see shan’t we!

So that’s it guys, I hope you enjoyed reading this and feel you may know me a little better than before. If you’d like to see any vlogs then please comment below and if you have any more questions ask away and maybe I’ll do another one of these.

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx

The End Is In Sight

Hey Guys,

4 weeks ago I embarked on one very big adventure that will decide the next two years of my life – my GCSEs. One piece of paper, a few letters and that will decide my future…Wow!

This adventure has been such a rollercoaster of emotions, ranging from elation to complete and utter panic. Some exams I’d come out ecstatic, others I’d come out crying. But most of all, its coming to an end and I couldn’t be more thankful. All my revision material can be got rid of, all my books, my notes. My study can go back to being a clean, spacious room. Ready for me to start my next load of exams – but that’s not for a good year or so, so lets not worry about those just yet!

Just a week and a day to go, until my GCSEs end and the biggest summer of my life starts! I’m so unbelievably excited. I have so many memories to make – beach days, days with my friends, shopping trips and best of all, it’s only 17 days until I go to California (Just you wait for the blogs when I’m out there!) And the amazing photograph opportunities! Oh my life!! I will definitely be in my element when I’m out there.

So here I am, supposed to be revising for the final 5 of the original 24 exams. Jesus, 24 exams…No wonder I am absolutely shattered and need them to end! My motivation every morning is ‘You can do this! One less to go, you’re so close to the end now’ – That has got me through each day I’ve had them and now it actually fits as the end is in touching distance.

Well I guess I should sign off and actually go and open my physics revision guide – I’d much rather stay here, wittering on to you all about my life, but hey I don’t wanna bore you too much!

I hope all of you out there who are sitting or have just finished your exams that you all feel okay about them. Just remember, there’s nothing you can do until results day. So if I were you I’d sit back, put your feet up and relax and enjoy your summer – worry about results the day you get them!

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx

 

Guess Who Has Become A Veggie!

Hey Guys,

That’s right – I have.

So today I have decided to share with you all the fact I have become a vegetarian. I can imagine a few of you are quite possibly sat there think wtf?? Why?? But I can’t put into words how brilliant my health has been since cutting out the meat. And!!! The food I’ve been eating is 10x better than a meat dinner…So many  different flavours, combinations and recipes are out there to cater for a meat free diet. Restaurants however are a different matter, but that’s for another day!

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So, since turning to the ‘dark side’ as many of my friends have told me, these two books have been a complete life saver for me and my family, in order to find some meals that mean I can get all of the dietary requirements that each of us need to get. Plus I think they look quite pretty so what a chance to take some photos hey?

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Anyhoo, whilst looking at all my previous favourite foods, I have been utterly shocked at the ingredients that are in them – therefore removing them from my favourite food list :(. Here are a few: Wine gums, midget gems, MARSHMALLOWS (no more toasting of those round the fire on a camping trip) but mostly, yoghurts! So many yoghurt brands have gelatine in them in order to thicken them and give them the consistency they need – but if anything I was slightly grossed out at this fact, not because I’m a veggie.

So many cosmetic brands test on animals, and although I shan’t stop using my makeup (my very best friend), I will be more wise about what products I do use. I just simply can’t imagine how people think it is acceptable to test on the poor voiceless creatures. It’s simply not fair.

This post was just me keeping you up to date with what I’m up to really, and just to inform you of what actually happens out there in order to make the food we eat, products we use. The world isn’t always the place of kindness.

I will keep you up to date with any nice recipes I find, just in case you would like to try them,or maybe have a go at being a vegetarian too. Just remember, if you do, you need to have a fully balanced diet, including eggs, pulses, nuts. Protein is a very important thing that your body requires to survive!

Keep Smiling Guys

Crystal Clexr xxx