Life Lately.. A Catch Up

Life in the last few weeks has been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. For those of you who read my blog on a regular basis, you will know that my family and I have been going through a bit of a crazy time recently. In amongst all the bad stuff, I have also been SO busy and had some great opportunities thrown my way. Silver linings, I guess?! I thought I'd update you all on what's been going on and share with you what I've been up to over the last few weeks. 

So, at the start of last month, I started working full time again after a year and a half of reduced hours. It may not sound like a big deal, but it was definitely a bit of a shock to the system and I'm still adjusting to the longer days (maybe I just need to man the F up!) In the long run though, it's going to help pay for my oh-so-busy lifestyle, not to mention my not-so-healthy make-up addiction.. All for the blog, not even sorry.

On the 14th was Valentines Day (just incase you weren't aware!) Not always everyone's favourite day, but for me it's a special one. Jack and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary together, as well as Cupid's lil old day. It's absolutely flown by and we've been through so much together. (Me and Jack, not me and Cupid) We kept it pretty basic this year by chilling at home, doing a lot of sleeping and then going out for a lovely meal in the evening. Still salivating over dat Steak though. <3 Sundays are meant for lie-ins and eating anyway, right?! We may not of had the busiest day, but I am very lucky to have such a wonderful, supportive guy in my life and wouldn't change him for the world. Ps. He got me some beautiful roses, some Lush Unicorn Horn's and Percy Pigs.. Aka. A Keeper ;)  

Jack and I have attended A LOT of gigs this month.. Not even exaggerating on this one, so brace yourselves! We go to gigs a lot anyway, but it seems that every year - February takes the lead for being the most musical month! We saw State Champs & Neck Deep at the start of Feb which was utterly incredible, so much pop punkness in one evening! I haven't heard that many people singing along to bands in a very LONG time. I love it when I get shivers from hearing a band play, this was definitely one of those evenings.

The next gig we went to was infact Slipknot at London's Alexandra Palace, which I knew wasn't going to be a disappointment (apart from facing the most horrific uphill climb to actually get there..) It's a great venue that almost has a festival feel as you walk in, but sadly the location lets it down a little bit, unless you drive there of course. It didn't taint the evening at all though, they put on the most awesome stage show and really gave it their all! It was so fun to re-live my metal loving youth! #GOFFLYF

Later that week, we headed off to see Bowling For Soup at Camden Roundhouse. We had insanely high hopes for this gig, as last time we saw them in 2013 - they owned it! They came on a little bit late and it was good, but they sped up their whole set and it kind of ruined their show. They really did miss out some brilliant songs too! With that being said, my Auntie and I went to their Southampton date a few days later and they thankfully redeemed themselves. They are such a giggle, really interacted with the crowd and should never have gone on a hiatus before! Also the CUTEST little boy got pulled up on stage for 1985.. *sheds tear*  

Onto amazing news! I was absolutely ecstatic to be invited to the Make Up Revolution 2nd Birthday Party in London on the 10th of March. I am in love with MUR as a brand and I can't fault a single one of their products I've used, so this is going to be an amazing night! I have no idea what to expect and I'm VERY nervous!! If anyone is going, don't forget to give me a shout! I'd love to meet you there :)

That night, my friend Charlotte and I went off to see City & Colour, supported by Lucy Rose (ultimate babe) at the Brighton Dome. I hadn't seen Dallas Green in forever and I was really loving his new album, so this was a great opportunity to be able to get the last 2 standing tickets to see him with one of my best friends. Thanks Char! So anyway, Lucy Rose killed it on stage. That woman seriously has one heck of a voice (Link to her website here) and Dallas couldn't have asked for a better support. When he came on, he proceeded to serenade the whole crowd with his beautiful voice (and face) whilst we started with our treacherous, awkward singing & grim selfies! #noshame. That man could seriously sing me to sleep, I love him so much. Such a decent evening! 

The gigs didn't stop there! On the 19th, myself, Jack and Ben went up to see Sum 41 in London. They were the headline act as part of the Kerrang Tour line up, but as we got there so late - we basically only saw Sum 41. A band I think the majority of punk rock fans have wanted to see live for YEARS. I don't think a single person left disappointed (apart from the 2 girls who got into a punch up LOL) We also each got a 2 pinter of beer, it was so big I had to hold it with both hands! This photo is the least accurate representation of this, but hey! It happened. Sum 41 were seriously amazing and I really hope they come back to the UK soon!

This next part is very hard to write. Some of you may know that after a long 2 week build up, it was my Grandad's funeral the other week. After 2 weeks of trying to block out my feelings and deal with the remaining ones as well as possible, I knew it wasn't going to be easy. I didn't really know what to expect, as seeing all of my family in one room getting upset isn't something I am used to dealing with, nor is the death of an immediate relative. 

The service was absolutely beautiful and everyone involved did such a grand job. It's sad that no words can ever bring someone back, as much as everyone wishes they could. Saying goodbye is the hardest thing anyone will ever have to do, but I hope that it'll eventually get easier and the happy memories never fade away. I wish there was something to take away the pain and guilt of not spending more time with him when he was alive, but I know we will meet again some day. Miss you always, Grandad. You would have been proud.

Aside from being SO busy and dealing with lots of different emotions, February really made me take a step back to look at life and learn where my priorities lie. I want to spend more time with my family and friends, because after all they are the people who will always be there for you. They will have your back and love you no matter what.  

So that's about it for now.. Whether I follow someone's life or not, I love to be nosey and see what's been occurring with them, hoping in some way I'll be able to relate to them. I don't know if I'll make a regular thing of these posts, but here's why I may have seemed a little bit distant on the internet lately. I'm getting back up to scratch, I promise! Let me know if you'd like to see more!

I hope you've all been okay and life is treating you well! 

TB x


  1. I love going to gigs! You went to so many I'm kinda jealous, my concert peak was in 2012 haha. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandad but it sounds like you had a stunning service to commemorate his life and I wish you nothing but strength to help you through this difficult time x


    1. Thank you so much Celeste! <3 You are so lovely! It was and is still very difficult but it does make you appreciate what you have and to cherish it as much as possible! As for concerts, I never really grew out of them (as you can probably tell) they are too good to miss out on! What sort of bands are you into? :) xxxx

    2. You're so right, it's really important to spend as much time as possible with the people you love! I used to be really into We Are The In Crowd, You Me At Six, The Maine, Mayday Parade and that sort of scene. A lot of the bands I used to see a lot don't tour in the UK much anymore or don't tour at all anywhere haha! What about you?

  2. I love City and Colour!! I was actually listening to If I Should Go Before You just before I clicked onto this post! I swear Dallas Green's voice is the sound equivalent of silk. I'm glad to hear you had a great time as I would love to see him live :-) I'm also very sorry to hear of your loss x

    1. I'm so sorry! I've just seen your comment! YES! That is such a good album and you are so right about his voice hahaha! You have to see him if you get the chance :)

      Thank you for the lovely comment! :) x


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