Sunday, 17 May 2015

These are a few of my favourite things...

Now a little while ago I wrote a post about me and I included a few things that I enjoy but being inspired by The Sound of Music, apparently my favourite film as a child, I wanted to share a few of my favourite things that always cause me to smile, I'm sure there is more but here is a short selection.

  • Being a sappy child: anything that anyone does that shows they've made an effort to think about me makes me so happy. My flatmates made me a beautiful book for my birthday about all the times we've had here so far, it was so perfect.
  • Singing: any kind of sing-song, whether in tune or not is brilliant. Songs, to me, are a sign of pure happiness, and that you are comfortable enough to sing in front of me means we must be really great friends. 
  • Laughing: and I don't just mean a little chuckle or giggle (although that is good too) I love the pure uncensored spontaneous laugh that just echoes around the room with joy and happiness. The stranger, high pitched, squeaky, mad sounds you make the better.
  • Hand-written notes: Again this is the personal touch, the effort that someone has gone to write to me means so much.
  • The freedom of travelling: Going somewhere new and exciting has to be one of the best parts of life, having the opportunity to just get on a plane and be somewhere completely different and it still being the same day it totally amazing.
  • Flowers: Everyone knows girls love flowers, but I really really love flowers, the beauty of something so temporary is really fascinating, plus I like the pretty colours ;)
  • Friends: the TV show and my actual friends, there aren't enough words to describe how I feel about both.
  • Sarcasm: one of the lowest forms of wit apparently, but I think it is one of the cleverest forms of humour, if you can take the sarcasm and give it out we will get along well.
  • Tea: I can't remember what my record it but I think it is close to 10 in a day, I think I may be addicted to tea but there's nothing better than a good cuppa at the end, middle or beginning of the day.
  • Driving: I've mentioned this one before but I gotta say it again because I love driving, a nice day, some great tunes and an open road, sounds cliched but so much fun.
  • Clumsy People: I love clumsy people because then I know I am not alone in the world, constantly injuring myself is an art I seem to have perfected. Clumsy people are generally brilliant to laugh with as they have had to learn to laugh at themselves too much to disguise that falling over did actually hurt more than you are letting on. 
  • Surprises: So I had a surprise birthday party for my 18th and I am such a control freak that it scared me, but since then I have learnt to love them. And for me, I really love planning surprises for other people.
Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Katee xxx

Sunday, 3 May 2015


So you all know how much I love my flatmates as I don't ever stop talking about how amazing they are :) but I was thinking how weird living with 11 other random people actually is. University halls are weird places, you are put in with a group of randoms and expected to deal with it. I remember thinking when I first moved in, I felt like an antelope being chucked into the lion pen. For the lucky few, and I count myself in this, your flatmates become way more than just the people you live with, they are your family. They are the ones you have conversations with at 3am just because you can, the ones you knock on the door of when all you want it a cuddle because everything has just got a bit much, and the ones that you have the best laughs with, creating the best memories with.

However, on the other side, just because you are lucky enough to be living with your best friends you cannot take them for granted. Like at the moment we are in the middle of exam season - and let's just take a moment here to realise how bizarre the whole concepts of exams are. Being forced to sit down and basically word vomit out everything you know about a topic you've been learning about for the past year, no thank you. Anyway, exams always mean stressed people, and when you are living in such close proximity to people who are also dealing with exam stress, sometimes tensions run high. But it also starts to prove who your real friends are, the ones who support you through the hell that is exams. 

Hitting the grand old age of 20 a few months ago, and having travelled a fair few places and met different people, I would like to think that I know a little bit about people. Yet every now and then they surprise me. You think you know someone, but then for better or worse they show a different side to them and it surprises you. Perhaps its good but sometimes it is heart-wrenchingly painful to see people for who they really are instead of what you want them to be. That's the thing to me, I love the people that I live with, but just because I live with them doesn't make us automatically friends, you have to work at friendships and also allow them and you to branch out and meet other people too. It seems strange and a bit blunt but sometimes getting wrapped up in the people around you isn't healthy. At the end of the day everyone has their own lives and by clinging to people you will just drive them away as well as isolating yourself. I know this has got a bit Mentalist but its 1:30 am on Sunday morning and these are the places my mind seems to wander. 

Anyway, I promise a lighter note for the next post but for now I can hear Elliott and Sam banging around so I need to go yell at them so I can sleep!

Have a good week my loves!

Lots of Love, Kate xxx

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