GCSE Results

Hey Guys,

I just thought I’d share with you my GCSE results. After the most awful year of being poorly and being filled with stress and anxiety I can finally say the pain was worth it, as I am over the moon with my results. I was even poorly through exams – it was a pretty awful few weeks for me, but I got through them.

I have spent the last fair few weeks worrying and stressing over the actual results and even the day before results day I was panicking about whether I’d have the re sit maths – which would’ve been my biggest nightmare. Or whether I wouldn’t make it into college, but I DID IT!!!

My results were:

French, History, English Literature and RS – A

Maths, English Language, Biology and Chemistry – B

Drama and Physics – C

I came out of some of those exams crying, some I was happy with and some I was poorly before I even went in! But I came out in the end with a set of results that I couldn’t be happier with. I thought I had failed physics after the final exam I sat, but here I am, turns out making up stuff as you go along sometimes works! But I wouldn’t recommend that at all! I have exactly what I need for next year and the fact I got an A in 2 of the subjects I’m taking – Literature and RS makes me so happy!

I hope you guys got what you wanted, I know you would’ve all tried your best and I’m proud of each and every one of you. And, if you didn’t quite get what you wanted then don’t worry, that one piece of paper with a few letters on it DOES NOT decide your future. You’re all amazing and don’t you forget that. If you want to share what you got then feel free, but if not then I completely understand!

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx

Trip Of a Lifetime

Hey Guys,

In my Homemade Lemonade  post – I promised I’d do a post about my holiday of a lifetime to the USA! The trip that took over my life for a couple of weeks and stopped me being able to do posts, but I’m back now!

We flew from Manchester out to Los Angeles and the journey took 10 hours, which felt like forever. As soon as we arrived I was unwell (anxiety is a bitch hey) but the positive to that tale is it got us through customs as lot faster than we expected and a lot faster than everybody else. Is that a perk of hating crowded places and travelling?

After we had one night in LA we started our trek up to San Fransisco – my gosh that took a long time. Although, it was so very worth it! San Fran is such a beautiful city, and although it was cold while we were there it meant we could explore without being crippled by the heat. We had a tour of Alcatraz which was a prison from 1933 to 1963. The conditions in this place were absolutely awful! I honestly couldn’t imagine anything worse.

After shopping, site seeing and taking many photographs, it was time to travel East into the Yosemite National Park, where we stayed in a stunning town called Mammoth Lakes. Surrounded by mountains, trees and peace away from the city. I loved it. Definitely the highlight of my two weeks away.

From there, we headed back to LA for our last few days were we had unbelievable heat and I ended each day a little redder than the one before. But the experience was definitely worth it. We saw the Hollywood sign, Santa Monica Beach where we cycled (this is when I got burnt the most – I have a line of tan on my back where my top rose of whilst peddling – fetching ey?)

Finally, it was time to come home and I was so excited to do so. We drove 1312 miles, walked 70 and cycled 11. I came home for a well deserved rest!

I’d definitely recommend California as a place to go if you love exploring, adventures and seeing the most astonishing scenery.

Let me know where you’ve been this Summer! Or if you’ve ever done something similar to this.

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx


Homemade Lemonade

Hey Guys!!

I’m so so so sorry I haven’t written a post in what seems forever, but I’ve just been so busy with holidays and catching up with people and time has ran away with me. However, after my amazing trip to California I discovered a love for homemade lemonade and just had to make it when I got home!

California was definitely a trip of a lifetime (I will do another post all about that though as this one is simply about the deliciousness that is this creation) so I hope you look forward to reading that one – Keep your eyes peeled.

So – lets get started:


  • unwaxed lemons
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1L cold water



  1. Roughy chop all 3 lemons into small chunks ready to be blended.
  2. In a food processor or blender add all of the lemons and sugar and half of the cold water.
  3. Blitz, Blitz, Blitz
  4. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a bowl in order to collect the pulp and leave you with the liquid in a bowl.
  5. Pour in the rest of the water and give it a stir with your spoon.
  6. Pour your fresh homemade lemonade into a tall glass, sit back and enjoy!
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So there we have it – a refreshing, zesty, moreish creation that is wonderful for a hot summer day!

Let me know in the comments if you make this and what you think, or if you have any other recipes you’d like to share? I’d love to hear them.

Keep Smiling Guys,

Crystal Clexr xxx