Friday, 8 August 2014

The L Word.

I'm going to say it, I know it doesn't really change anything, but I'm gay. Well, technically speaking I'm a lesbian but the word gay just sounds less like a skin disease or something you know? I understand it is pointless for me to come out on a blog that has only a few followers, but I think it's important to be open in all areas of my life. I have known I am gay for about 2 years now, and been out for over a year in real life, but now I feel like I should write a blog post about my wonderful girlfriend and just generally about how much I am loving life at the minute. This is probably not a very entertaining post, but it's more for me than any entertainment purposes.

It's not a very clear photo, but this is a photo of me and my girlfriend, Red, in Barcelona last month. I'm on the right and she's on the left. She really does make me very happy, and I don't know what I would do without her. What amazes me that we are so lucky to be living in the time period we are, things are moving forward leaps and bounds for the LGBT community and I could not be more proud to have her on my arm.

I don't hesitate to hold her hand as we walk down the street, or be slightly affectionate in public. This is because I am fully aware of the struggles that many LGBT couples go through in less accepting countries so I make the most of it here in the UK. We have had a few creepy remarks (from men) but it is usually followed by a witty comment from either of us, and we just sass away. Hopefully one day I won't have to feel in danger when around large groups of men when I am with her, but I guess that is the same struggle for any woman.

Now, let me tell you a little bit about this wonderful woman pictured here with me...

Her real name is not Red, but Jennifer and the nickname Red comes from a story I have heard too many times and do not wish to tell again ;)
She is 21
She studies at the same University as me
We met through my flat mate and best mate Megan (who is also gay)
We both enjoy travelling, being spontaneous and anything to do with water
She is much less feminine than me, and very sporty
She was my best friend before we got together
I knew she was gay before she did...

I'm not really sure what else to say about this, I guess I can leave more things for other posts, but it was important for me to just get it out beofer I carry on writing posts again.

Well that's another little update, I think that now I am being totally honest on my blog, then I can include more of my life in it, since Red and my sexuality are a huge part of my life now. If you're still reading, thank you for reading this lengthy and pointless little thought process! Hopefully more interesting stuff to come, both in my life with Red, and on my blog!

That's it really!

- Keeley

I saved this photo as 'Voldemort' in my computer. Three guesses why...

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Baby Sister Things...

I have a baby sister! I know this is a little bit late really, since she was born on 16th October 2013, but she is here and she is PERFECT. Her name is Penny and I am now going to post some photos to show you what a beauty she is. I am twenty years old and she is my only sister, it's quite an age gap but so lovely at the same time! I will do a post soon about the baby shower I threw for my Mum because it was really lovely, and I think there are some nice ideas in there (if I say so myself).

Here are various photos of my baby sister Penny, she really is the cutest little thing.

I love this photo, she's just too cute and luckily she loves her big sister, I make her laugh.

This was taken before a family dinner over Christmas, that dress is adorable. She's more stylish than me!

I just love holding her little hands, so cute!
That's it really!

I really hope it snows soon... Here's me aged 16

Where I've been! New Year, Uni Life and Everything in between...

Why hello! I should imagine that I will be writing to an audience of around zero today, as I have not exactly been the best behaved blogger of late. If you are bothering to read this, and read a couple of my posts over the summer you may vaguely remember in your distant memory that I have been in university!

I am currently living and studying in Oxford and I absolutely love it! In fact, I have been a naughty blogger in these few initial months in order to allow for new friends to be made, and parties and also the occasional essay thrown in (around twelve in twelve weeks, humph).

I have been craving desperately to get back into blogging, so I figured the New Year was probably a good start! I will be uploadng a few blogs over the next few days including things like New Year bits and bobs and maybe a few of my favourites from 2013.

Okay, now I have cleared up all that LET'S GET CRACKING AGAIN. I have found that I have been missing blogging, it's kind of a way for me to have a good think about my life and write some thoughts down to share with anybody who gives a s**t. You don't actually have to give a s**t though to ready this blog, it's a free country where I live. 

That's it really!

Here is my friend Megan and I dressed as police officers. I am good cop because I'm 'innocent' and stuff... ;)

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Printstagram is Awesome.

This morning I woke up to find the Fed Ex man waiting patiently at the door holding a package for me!I was so excited to open them I nearly fell over I swear...

It was a rather large package just for 48 2.5 inch photos but that's by the by. Better to be safe than sorry I guess! I bought them really to pin to my pin board with my uber chic smiley face and ladybird pins in my Uni room. I am that in love with them I had to write this blog post as I am too excited, home alone, and needed to tell somebody!

Here they are in all their glory... My new favourite items! I am a little bit obsessed with printing photos at the moment, heck my bedroom is like a gallery these days. Oh well, I went through that not printing pictures phase and just leaving them on facebook for a good few years, which is fine, but I love looking at photos too much!

I might do a blog on how I displayed them if it looks particularly good, if I don't you know I am still figuring out how to make them spectacular! They do that on their own though I suppose...
That's it really!

Homemade filter anyone?

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

The Perks of Being a Teenager

Holy smokes! I was not intending to write a blog post today, but I just looked at my little countdown app on my phone and I have realised I have 38 days left of being a teenager and I'm not going to lie, I nearly pooped my pants. There's something about going into a new age bracket that's really freaking scary, especially because I remember my thirteenth Birthday like it was yesterday! The past seven years have gone so fast and I truly have been at my highest and lowest points in life across my teenage years. Today I'm going to pretend that my teenage years were a Reality TV show and do a kind of 'Best Bits' situation... Wish me luck. (Some of these are so strereotypical it's insane)

1. I managed to eat an entire tub of Ben and Jerry's by myself
2. I attended probably about 50 sleepovers (some of which I hosted)
3. I had a waterfight at school
4. I learnt to drive
5. I had my first kiss
6. I lived in America for 3 months away from my family
7. I dyed the shit out of my hair
8. I had an emo phase
9. I was sick from alcohol (not recommended)
10. I bought yellow tights and thought it was a good fashion decision (DEFINITELY not recommended)
11. I made some incredible friends
12. I did the Duke of Edinburgh Award
13. I completed High School and got into Uni
14. I had my first proper relationship
15. I got a tattoo
16. I attended several house parties
17. I was a vegetarian for 6 months
18. I had crazy mood swings (at the time I thought everyone else had the problem)
19. I got piercings
20. I got caught out from lying to my parents and got dragged home at 2am by my Dad
21. I stayed up all night laughing with my friends
22. I got texting down to a fine art
23. I have had 6 jobs
24. I have learnt how to deal with money
25. I have house sat for my parents and I didn't die
26. I have been to (several) police raided parties
27. I was a Bridesmaid a few times
28. I went skiing with all my friends
29. I attended lots of gigs

Phew I was getting a little emotional there reminiscing! Obviously there are loadsssss more amazing memories that I have had growing up, as well as a few not so nice bits but I don't focus on those or really remember them much which is good. I am so lucky to have had such incredible opportunities growing up I really am blessed! I love writing lists like these because not only am I a list-aholic, but it makes you appreciate what you have and everything you have had. **ALSO, DISCLAIMER, some of these things make me sound quite cool or at least a little bit less nerdy than I actually am, don't be mistaken I have also spent many a Friday night sat at home listening to Taylor Swift and doing my homework**

Let me know if you've done any of the above, or if you're turning 20 soon I'd love to talk about it!

That's it really!

Me and 'The Crew' as we refer to each other on my surprise 16th Birthday day! To this day they're still my best friends and I love them all dearly, as I love this photo too <3

A Festival with a Faraway Friend

Earlier this month I headed back to The Emerald Isle once again for a few days with my good friend Anna. As usual, it was an action packed few days- this time held at a small underground (I don't mean literally under the floor) festival held at Forfey farm in Northern Ireland. There was so many good bands playing and honestly we had such a good time, even better than I have at some big name band gigs! Here are some photos that were taken at the festival, and a little insight into the fashion at the festival (I say fashion, I mean mosh clothes).

I would caption these photos, but they're fairly self explanatory...
That's it really!

Monday, 26 August 2013

The Liebster Award!

Today I was sitting in work on my break flicking through my phone mindlessly when I received three consecutive emails from blogger saying that the lovely Gemma had been commenting on my blog, and had also been kind enough to tag me in The Liebster Award! I haven't written a blog post in a while and this reminded me of how much I love doing it so thanks Gemma!

Right, less of the babble let's get on with it- I'm getting far too sentimental in my old age.

The Liebster award is a fun tag that gets people reading new blogs!


Answer the questions you've been asked.
Choose more bloggers to nominate (must have under 200 followers).
Ask those bloggers a set of 11 new questions.
Contact the bloggers to let them know they've been nominated!

  • If you could live in another time/decade when would it be and why?
I would live in the 1960s. This is because it was when people started getting a bit kick ass about important issues, and it just seems like a really exciting time to be alive!
  • Which would you rather be: really hot or really cold?
I would rather be really cold, I can't cope being too hot- it must be my Welsh genes not being used to the sun!
  • Who is your favourite band/musician?
Oh wow this is the most stressful question on the list because I like far too many different bands and musicians to pick just one! I would say that I tend to steer towards bands like The 1975, Bastille, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend as a general rule. But you will find me dancing like there's no tomorrow to dubstep if I have a few cheeky vodkas in me...

I will say though that Taylor Swift is someone I will always love.
  • How would you sum up your blog in three words?
Bits and bobs
  • What's your favourite quote?
'Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.'- Jimmi Hendrix (according to google)
  • If a song had to be played to sum you up, what would it be?
If there was a song to sum me up, I would have to write the damn thing myself ;)
  • What's your favourite book?
The Harry Potter series will always be my favourites, they're my childhood (I'm not a witch, you know what I mean!!)
  • Heels or flats?
OH MY DAYS FLATS- I am partial to a heel now and again but I am a tall girlie I don't need no heels
  • If you could have any accent in the world, what would it be?
Probably Southern Irish, they sound really chipper all the time it's lovely.
  • What item could you not live without?
My car! I use it to get to work everyday, I just love driving!
  • When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Haha I wanted to be everything from a doctor to a farmer's wife! I have always stuck with the writing thing though, I have always said I will write a book someday no matter what profession I was into at the time.

Thanks Gemma for tagging me, so nice to be reminded to blog!

I nominate AlexAliceKathryn and Molly

Here are your questions ladies!

1. If you were an animal, what would you be and why? (This is not always the same animal as your favourite animal unfortunately)
2. What would you say to someone thinking about starting a blog?
3. What would be your perfect date?
4. Would you rather have to wear your clothes inside out for the rest of your life, or back to front?
5. What are you looking forward to?
6. Do you believe in fairies?
7. What's your least favourite food?
8. Can you whistle? (Give brief detail on level of skill)
9. Have you ever had a job? Explain.
10. Who out of famous bloggers or youtubers do you aspire to be like? 
11. Most embarrassing moment?

Well that was a magical experience! More blogs to come this week!

That's it really!
Oh alcohol.