Sunday, 5 April 2015

Exploring Reykjavik - Street Art

My recent trip to Iceland was incredible. One of the days out there, we went for a wonder around Reykjavik, the capital city of Iceland. I totally underestimated how incredible the city was. I had blisters on my feet, I was gloveless in a snowy city and knowing that I had a big walk around a city stopped me from appreciating the city at first.

The main thing that caught my eye was the street art. The street art here was incredible, I honestly wish I lived in a town that had such good street art everywhere you looked.

The first one I spied was this eagle one on the side of a building. What impressed me most about this was the colours.

I thought this one was pretty funky. They painted an acorn tied to a rope with was connected to a nail in the wall (if that makes any sense).

This one baffled me a little. The top of this roof had this sort of sequin/glitter thing hanging from it. It was strange but I sort of loved it.

This wasn't street art but I thought it was the cutest thing. On one of the main streets, there was a gate with lots of gloves hanging off of the top. Below there was a sign saying "Single Gloves... Speed dating never dies". I thought it was the cutest and most unusual thing.

This one was definitely my favourite. A monochrome giraffe wearing 3D glasses saying "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass". Whoever came up with this idea, I love you.

The thing I loved most about this tiger was the deep purple background and how it corresponded with the beige brown of the tiger.

This is probably my second favourite. It took a few looks to actually understand it. It's a girls hair (I think) in some clear sea water with fish eating it. Also if you look closely you can see a turqouise girl chewing on a piece of hair too. Brilliant.

Yet again, this is a very different post to usual but I thought it was something I had to blog about. If you're ever in Iceland, make sure you have a look at the amazing street art in Reykjavik as well as the spectacular waterfalls, glaciers and lagoons.


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Friday, 3 April 2015

Day in the Life - Icelandic Holiday

As some of you may know, I recently went on holiday to Iceland with school. As a part of the Secret Blogger Project, we have to do a day in the life post. So, I decided to talk you through one of my days out in Iceland.

After getting up and dressed we headed to see the first of three waterfalls this day. This one was so beautiful, but you did get a little wet as the water was so powerful.

We had to climb up 429 stairs (yes, we counted) at 9;30 in the morning to get a better view. It was a challenge, and I'm not quite sure if it was worth it!

 Iceland is surrounded in snow this time of the year, so we did a little bit of snow angel-ing!

With the next waterfall, we were lucky enough to be able to walk behind it. It was an amazing sight.

Don't mind the water drops all over the above photo!

 We then stopped at a location of one of the Games of Thrones scenes but the snow was a little more exciting (I don't watch Game of Thrones, so I didn't go up to take a picture).

The last waterfall we went to see today was two adjoining waterfalls. I personally thought this one was the most beautiful of them all.

We did a quick stop at a horse shelter type of thing. In Iceland, horses are really popular as Icelandic horses as they can do an extra type of walk (I'm not a horsey person myself, but research it if you're interested).

Our last stop this day was at the Reykjavik cathedral. This is probably the most amazing cathedral I've ever seen. It was a little hard to get all of it into a picture though!

I hope you enjoyed this post, its very different to my average post. Let me know if you'd like to see some more day in the life posts. I will have another post all about Reykjavik coming soon so keep an eye out for that! 

This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily ,Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a week on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and instagram hashtag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have instagram, send a quick email to! xxx


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Revision Tips

Hi guys, long time no see but I'm back from my holiday with a revision post for you. My revision for my GCSE exams start now and I thought I would show you some of my revision tips.

1.  Colours
I'm quite a visual learner, so colour is a must for me. I got a set of red, green, blue and black pens from Poundland for just a £1 (theres a surprise) and they're really good. I use this a lot with diagrams etc. to make them a little more fun and less boring.

2. Tea
I can not revise without tea. I'm an avid tea drinker anyway, but I feel like tea is the only thing that can keep me sane through the revision.

3. Sticky Notes
After writing out my notes and doing some exercises, I like to put sticky notes around my room and the house to give me little reminders of things I struggle with.

4. Rewards
Give yourself rewards for your revision (sweets are a favourite of mine). Maybe after every ten minutes of revision, give yourself a little sweet. After remembering a whole set of terms, give yourself a little tea break.

5. Spotify
I am a musical reviser (I'm pretty sure that isn't a thing). I basically prefer revising to music in the background. Depending on my mood, I switch from Ed Sheeran to Mumford and Sons to revision playlists. I feel like I constantly talk about spotify on here, but it is something I use daily and I love it.

6. Past Papers
If you're in the Uk like me (I'm not sure about other countries), you can print off past papers for free off the WJEC website. I think I have printed off about 3 for each subject because I feel like they give me some ground and idea of what to expect in the exam.

7. Organise
Organisation is the key to revising for me. If I haven't organised everything, my mind is everywhere and I can't concentrate on learning. Make a timetable, write down the things you want to do each day or maybe just put everything into piles so its easier to switch from subject to subject.

Some Revision Favourites-
Oxford A5 Project Book - I love this notebook as the paper quality is amazing, you have removable dividers made especially for the notebook and lots more. I think it was around £4 and I would totally recommend opting for this notebook rather than a plain cheap one as it makes all the difference.
DISconnect - This app and many others available, allows you to switch off your apps and get you to concentrate on revision and stop yourself from procrastinating.

I've also just made a quick revision pinterest board which you can see here

This is a group collaboration with other girlies who are giving you some more revision tips over on their blogs so go give them a look-