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02/10/2015

YouTube Schedule

Hi all! I just wanted to write a quick post to say I am changing my YouTube upload schedule.

When I get back into YouTube and actually vlogging and filming videos, I will upload a main channel video Sunday's at 6pm, if I have clogged during the week, I will upload it on a Wednesday at about 5pm.

I won't daily vlog, but most weeks you will get a vlog hopefully:) on the weeks where there is no vlog, there will be two blog posts, one Wednesday at 5pm, the other Saturday at 6pm as before. 

I just think a Saturday upload was too adventurous for me especially with college, but stick around for some content around Christmas time, as I plan to do many Christmassy videos!

See you soon,
All my love, Em xxx

09/09/2015

Grades Don't Define You.

Hi everyone! A bit of a serious post today, I wanted to talk about exam grades. My grades, and what you should expect of yourself when you open your results on Results Day.

First of all, in my AS Level exams, I achieved,

Photography: B
English Language: C
Music: C
History: D

Which is exactly what I was expecting, and I am not resitting any exams. Not even history. Even though its not a good pass, I was happy with what I achieved on a subject I wasnt actually good at. I could retain the information, if you were to ask me something about the crusades I could answer it. Ask me in essay form and I can't do it.

I have continued my arts subjects, and I hope to do really well this year.

But my main focus of this post was to say that no matter what you get, your family, friends, family friends and me, are all proud of you and your achievements. If you fail a subject, it could have been a bad day, or just a hard exam, a lot of people will be in the same boat, so have a cry, let out the emotions, and carry on. Resit if you really want that C or B, get a remark if you just want to pass, but make sure you are doing the right thing for yourself. The right thing for me, is not resitting, but my friends are resitting because thats best for them. They want to go to university and I don't know if I do yet.

Thats another thing. You dont have to go when you finish college. You have the chance to take a year out, travel, get your head together and really get to know who you are and what you want to do. I now know what I want to do, and its either photography or music, my grades helped me realise that history was out of the question.

I'm going to take this opportunity to tell my four best friends how proud of them I am for their hard work and grades, I don't know what I would do without you guys.

Thank you all for your continued support while I've been away, my views have steadily kept rising, so thank you!

Hopefully I will be back to full time blogging again soon but until then, I'll post when I can. Don't forget to follow, comment, and subscribe to my YouTube channel, link is at the end of the post. If you're new, hello, welcome!

Speak soon!
All my love, Em xxx

TBC
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20/06/2015

Videos Galore!

Hi everyone! Sorry there was no blogpost last week, it was a mad week haha!

Three videos have gone up this week! I know! How mad? I'll insert them all below for you to watch :)

This is part of my photography work, took about an hour to shoot and two to edit. I had so much fun doing this omg!

This was also a part of photography work, but it isnt mine, I wanted to give Hannah, Adam and Beth a bit of credit on here, because I love this!

And I also have a main channel video going up! It links to my post about Disney Anthems! I loved filming this is brought so many memories from my childhood.

I hope you enjoy these videos, leave a comment on the post or the video, let me know if you enjoyed them! Give them a like, and subscribe if you're not already :)

Thank you for all your support <3

All my love, Em xxxx

TBC
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03/06/2015

Movie Review! The Imitation Game.

'Sometimes it is the people who no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine'

The Imitation Game (2014) PosterHi everyone!

I wanted to do a review today of a movie I watched when staying at my aunties last week, The Imitation Game.

It's based on the life of Alan Turing, more on him later. To start with, it's quite hard to understand, but as you get further into the movie it becomes more obvious about the little quirks of Turing, played by the incredible Benedict Cumberbatch, and why he calls his machine, Christopher. Cumberbatch's portrayal of Turing moved me to tears towards the end of the movie.

Alan Turing was a British pioneer in computer science, mathematics, and many other things including long distance running. He is widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. During the Second World War, he worked for the Government Code and Cypher School, at Bletchley Park. He and the team he worked with eventually cracked the German Enigma Code, which would be reset at 12 midnight every day to avoid cracking. Though they could never use it to help save people, 'Hardest time to lie to someone is when they are expecting to be lied to.' 

An all star cast including Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, and Charles Dance, The Imitation Game is a must watch. 10/10 would watch again.

Seriously though, I cannot imagine how hard it would have been for Benedict to portray Turing, especially towards the end of the movie. I wont give anymore spoilers, youll have to watch to find out.

I would reccommend this movie, and would definitely watch it again.

All my love, Em xxx

TBC
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30/05/2015

BuzzFeed Quiz Fun!

I posted a new video yesterday, so go over and watch it!

I hope you enjoy it!
I was staying at my aunties and she wanted to film a video, I of course, agreed and we did four BuzzFeed quizzes, though I had to cut one out because it would have been too long.



Enjoy it. Love it. Comment. Like. Subscribe!

Thank you!

All my love, Em xxx



26/05/2015

Another One Sided Chat

Hello!

I'm sorry for the lack of a post last week, I was really ill, and didn't feel like myself, so sorry!

But I thought I would let you know how I'm doing with everything.

I am halfway through my exams, I have done history, and I have music and English Language on 2nd June, so I'm on the home straight and excited to finish them now.

I hope anyone sitting exams with me the best of luck! Don't stress yourself out and check out my post on revision tips a couple of weeks ago.

I love you all and keep calm. Take a breath and you'll be fine!

All my love, Em xxx

23/05/2015

Disney Anthems.

Alert, childhood memories may be induced by these songs.

Hello! I hope you are having a lovely weekend!

I wanted to share my favourite Disney songs with you, some of them you may not agree with but I am in love with these, and they are my childhood, I always have fond memories listening to them. These aren't in any particular order of favourites, just a list for you to add to in the comments!

Prince Ali - Aladdin
'Hey you! Let us through, its a bright new star, oh come be the first on your block to meet his eye!'

This was the song I always sang with my mum around the house, Aladdin was one of my favourite songs when I was younger. I always loved the magic surrounding the Genie and the magic carpet. 


Reflection - Mulan
'Who is that girl I see, staring straight, back at me? Why is my reflection someone I dont know?'

A relatively new addition to my list of Disney anthems. The lyrics mean a lot to me right now. I never liked Mulan when I was younger but its grown on me. 


Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
'The rainstorm and the river are my brothers, the heron and the otter are my friends, and we are all connected to each other, in a circle, in a hoop that never ends.'

This. Song. Wow. It's obvious that the writers researched the culture and its just so beautiful. I've been listening to it on repeat recently. I love it. 


Scales and Arpeggios - The Aristocats
'Though it seems at first it doesn't show, like a tree ability will bloom and grow.'

I love this. Other than Aladdin, The Aristocats was also my favourite movie when I was younger. It was so warm and lovely, and made me, and still does make me smile every time I watch it. 


Thomas O'Malley - The Aristocats
'Tellin' my friends of the social elite, or some cute cat I happen to meet, that I'm.... Abraham De Lacy, Guiseppe Casey, Thomas O'Malley, O'Malley the Alley Cat!

This was another song I sang a lot with my mum, I still do really, its so much fun and I love it. I this its possibly the fun that drew me to the song and the movie


Part of Your World - The Little Mermaid
'Up where they walk, up where they run, up where they stay all day in the sun, wandering free, wish I could be, part of that world'

Such a beautiful song from a beautiful movie. I loved the Little Mermaid and this song was always one of my favourites. The magic behind the whole thing was beautiful. (My friend did an amazing cover of this, I'll leave the link at the end.)


Love Will Find A Way - The Lion King 2
'They can have the world, we'll create our own, I may not be brave or strong or smart, but somewhere in my secret heart, I know, love will find a way.'

Out of the three Lion King movies, this one was my favourite, including this song. If you havent seen the second one, go watch it, The Lion King 2, Simbas Pride. It is without a doubt my favourite Disney movie right now. Romeo and Juliet was the basis and I just love it. 


Just Around The River Bend - Pocahontas
'I look once more, just around the river bend, beyond the shore, where the gulls fly free,'

Another Pocahontas song, and this is also one I'm in love with. It has such powerful words in and its been my motivation thoughout exams. 

So theres my all time favourite Disney songs, let me know if you think theres any I missed and I would love to know your opinions and favourite disney songs.

Also, let me know what you would like to see on my YouTube, as I want to film a video this week, and I don't know what to film!

Love you all, Em xxx

POYW Cover
TBC
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14/05/2015

Illness strikes

Hi everyone, so I'm afraid I have no post this weekend for you :( I've been really ill since Friday last week and I'm only just properly starting to feel better. I've not had chance to write you a post because I've not been feeling myself, I thought that it wouldn't be up to standard. 

Though I can update you on the exam situation, I have completed the first of four exams! Woo go me! And I feel good about it so I'm not worried! 

I know you will understand the lack of a post, and I am sorry:( 

All my love, Em xxx

09/05/2015

Spotify Playlist.

Hello guys! Happy Saturday once again! I hope you are all well whilst im busy revising for my exams.

I thought I would do a Spotify playlist for you of all the songs Ive been loving recently. I've found it hard to keep up this blog, and revise at the same time. So I decided to make a playlist for you. There's a wide range of music in this playlist, and to be honest, I really love it, theres a lot of different types of music in there.

Favourites <3

Theres a couple of 'joke' songs in there but I felt that because Ive been loving them you need to hear them, so enjoy the couple of hours with my music taste, I hope you agree with the choices!
I'm sorry this is a short post, but I had no idea what to write for you all, though in a couple of weeks time I will be uploading videos, including a makeup tutorial so get EXCITED!

Let me know what you think in the comments!

All my love, Em xxx

TBC
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04/05/2015

What Do You Want To See?

Hello! I hope you enjoyed Saturday's post about my life so far, I thought it would be something a little different. Though I want to know what you want to see from me on this blog and on my YouTube Channel, I do want to do some tutorials, though I don't personally use some products because of my skin, I breakout easy with new things so I don't use foundations or concealers, bronzer, blusher or other face makeup like that, though I can show you some of the eyeshadow looks I tend to do a lot.

I really would like your input on this so I know what you want to see! 
I will do videos that I like to watch, I would like to do a sims series at some point, but that probably won't be until the future when I can fully dedicate myself to this blog and my channel. 

But right now I can do sit down videos for you all where I chat, and answer some questions! 

I'd love to know what you think! Leave a comment or send me a tweet or something and let me know what you like watching on YouTube or reading on blogs 

All my love, Em xxxx

02/05/2015

I've Got 1000 Views!

Just a quick note to say thank you all so much for 1000 views! I'm so happy I've managed to reach it, it's such a huge milestone for me and you are the people who have made it possible! 
Thank you, I will be filming another video soon too, so keep an eye out for that! 

All my love, Em xxx

My Story So Far.

I wanted to write a post about myself, and explain more about who I am and what I want to do, so heres my story so far!

I was born on 5th December 1997, at about 6am. It was a cold, dreary Friday morning, and my dad cried. I don't know much about my early childhood, but I know that when I first went to nursery my mum couldn't bare to leave me, and cried almost the entire day. This is also the time I met Hannah. She is a few months older than me and I don't even remember how we became so close, I just know that we did.

I can't remember much of my childhood, but I do remember moving from primary school to middle school, which also meant me leaving Hannah. I did make new friends, but I don't think I felt comfortable without her. I can remember one teacher than was a constant support for me there, always making me laugh and making sure I was okay, and I thank him for that. He was the face I needed to see every morning. I remember telling Hannah that we had got into the same secondary school, she screamed down the phone. This is where I began to learn to play the clarinet, I am still with the same teacher now, about to take my grade 7 exam.

Secondary school was the beginning of hell. Year 7 was great. Though by the end of the year we were two schools combined. Everything changed at this point. New teachers, new buildings, new everything. It destroyed the whole atmosphere of the previous school. (this is the school I was talking about in my post 'Dear My Secondary School') Everyone was annoyed at the merge of the two schools, and no one could believe they went ahead with the decision, after students and teachers made their opinions known. From that point, all they focused on was image. I know a lot of students say this but this is actually true. My school 'didn't care' about the education. Not the high up staff anyway. One teacher would confiscate phones merely for having them in your hand. not using them, just putting it away or holding it. Another would make you have your tie a certain length, theres many more cases, some of which I can't remember. It eased off when I met the best form tutor ever, I'm not going to mention her name because of protection and stuff, and she didnt like being on the internet, so I'm respecting that. She supported me in the best way anyone ever had. She was a maths teacher, and helped me when I found it hard, especially in years 10 and 11 when it really mattered. Throughout my time there I was messed around so much, and it hindered me in my exams. I revised all I could, I used all the materials I had, all the resources I could find, and still, because I hadnt been taught things, I couldnt do the simpler things like mental division. I am so bad at maths, and I'm so glad I dont really need it now.

I did well in my GCSEs, all things considered, and moved to my sixth form college, King Edward VI Nuneaton, and I have not enjoyed studying as much as I do now. I have the support I need, the teachers that will help me in any way possible, and the friends I know love me.
I do hope to go to university one day, as I said in my YouTube video on Monday, but I don't think I would have been able to make that choice without the support of the people at KEGS (fondly named after being a grammar school before a sixth form college).

In a way, I'm thankful for the failure the school made, and how the experiences I had there shaped me as a person. Though some things I have left out, because I know that I don't want to write about the bad times in my life, I found it hard to skip them, but I felt like I couldn't immortalise them on this blog when this is an escape for me to get away from those.

All my love, Em xxx

TBC
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29/04/2015

Dear Readers.

This is something Kat did not long ago, and it got me thinking about how much I appreciate you all.

You all mean something to me, and I know theres not many of you, but you really do mean everything to me. Without you I would have stopped my blog a long time ago, I would never have got as far into this as I have, and I thought I would let you know.

This blog means everything to me, and you do too. I want you to know that I am here, I'm always here if you need me, whenever, no matter what time of day I will reply when I get your message. I always reply to comments, though some I cannot reply to, I do always try to. I love how you interact with my posts and have found me on social media! I want to keep doing this, to keep it growing and building in audience, I'm nearly at 1,000 all time page views, which I never thought I'd reach!

So thank you for your support, your love and thank you for reading my little rambles and the things going on in my head. It seriously means so much that you take the time to read my blog. I am starting to vlog soon, so I will be posting my vlogs on here, and maybe on my channel, though I do want to start doing a midweek video for you all on a Wednesday in the summer. I've never really told you how much I appreciate you, so I thought I would now, I appreciate you, and you all have a special place in my heart.

Thank you, and much love, Em xxx

TBC
Photography Blog
YouTube Channel

28/04/2015

Introducing Me

I JUST UPLOADED MY FIRST EVER YOUTUBE VIDEO!

Here it is for you to watch.



I really hope you like it, it took me so long to pluck up the courage to do it omg you don't understand how hard it is haha. 

Anyway, I hope you enjoyed it, let me know in the comments, and subscribe to my channel! I will be doing lots more in the future, so thank you all for giving me the courage to do it. 

Lots of love, Em xxx

P.S. Thanks to Kat for the post, it literally melted my heart. I love you xx

TBC
Photography Blog
YouTube Channel

27/04/2015

1000 Views.

I'm currently sitting in English watching a video for Language Aquisition, and I thought I would drop you a line.

I'm 180 views away from 1000, and I want to know what you want to see from me at this milestone! Please let me know in the comments, do you want a Q&A, or a vlog, or a sit down video talking about me or what???

Let me know!

Thanks, lots of love, Em xxx

P.S. we were watching Stephen Fry. Help.

26/04/2015

Assumptions.

I've been thinking recently about how people assume things. Authors assuming their readers know about the topic, people assuming I don't like something, people assuming I'm in a relationship with my best guy friend.

This stems down from being asked multiple times if my friend is my boyfriend. You might have seen me talking about this on Twitter with him. 

I understand that it's because the 'older generation' couldn't go somewhere with a girl or a guy without it being assumed they're in a relationship. 

So next time I'm asked if Harry is my boyfriend, I'll say yes, for the lols. My new motto, for the lols. 

I just wanted to get that out. Also, Snapchat, can you please make your app available on older generation iPods, I want to be able to send Harry ugly selfies in the morning! 

Lots of love, Em xxx

Schöne Berlin Part 4: Last Day :(

Our alarms didn't go off, we missed breakfast, which I heard was amazing again.
I felt ill all day, because of the food the night before, and not having breakfast, and the German beer knocked me out because I was so tired. We got up, went to the wall museum, which showed you the last remaining piece of the Berlin wall, and then we went back to Alexander Platz, before picking up our luggage from the hotel and going to the airport.

The last day didn't really contain much, but it was a nice day.

We had an hour before we could check in, so we all sat around on the floor talking and a German lady came over offering us drinks she had bought, we said yes, because free drinks.
We checked in and had at least four hours before the flight. So we found a little Irish bar at the end of the airport, and had a coffee, before going to Burger King for dinner. We were then called to the gate and boarded the flight.

We had a turbulent landing which made me terrified, my teacher kept asking me if I was okay when we got off. I got through security, onto the coach, ordered a chinese takeaway and got home at 9pm, and went to bed at about midnight.

Berlin was an amazing experience. and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Schöne Berlin Part 3: Sachenhausen Concentration Camp and Reichstag Building

Reader Discretion Advised (I will mark the end of my experience in the camp with a page break)

On the Saturday, we got up early, had another amazing breakfast and got on a coach to Sachenhausen Concentration Camp.

On arrival, we entered a building full of exhibits which I couldnt bring myself to look at. (I was being photographer, so everything here is accounts from other people, I tuned out and focused on my photography, blocking out the awful things that happened there.) We then walked down an incredibly long driveway, towards the gate to the camp and the beer store. Nigel took us through the gate, where my teacher made a joke to break the tension, and none of us were impressed he stayed quiet after that.
The gate. 'Work Sets You Free'

We went into the last remaining barracks, which had been arson attacked and preserved after. It had been turned into a museum full of things found in the camp, and on the bottom floor was a glass cabinet full of shoes, bits of clothing and bags and other various belongings. There were drawings around the room, and documents too. At the back of the room was a pair of striped pyjamas, clean, but obviously worn.

We left there and went into the prison block, this is where I let my guard down, I wasn't going to take photographs in there, but I did, with my guard down. Towards the back of the prison block, there were memorials in the cells, including one to the British victims. My friend who was walking with me just simply said 'rest in peace' and I nearly cried. I had to step back and take deep breaths before moving on. Before we had entered the building Nigel said to us 'When you leave the building, there is something some of you might not want to see, Turn right if you don't want to see it, turn left if you do.' When I left the building I turned left, to see three hanging posts. I was horrified.

We headed through the camp, all the old barracks were destroyed, but there was metal outlines where they used to be, each engraved with the number of the barracks. I found this hard too, as it was almost desolate. Now I can't remember whether we went into the kitchens next, but I will tell you about them anyway, we went into the basement, and found paintings made of fats from the foods, though we can't understand why they were there. There was one particular painting that fascinated me, and I never took a photo of it. It was of a lake, or a sea, with an island, and the little details included boats, birds, clouds and waves, showing how much they dreamed of freedom.
The memorial.

When we left there, we went into a memorial, there wasn't much information surrounding it, though it was heartbreaking to look at.

We then went to the hospital wing and mortuary. I was brave and went in the mortuary, and into the basement. It was cold and echoed. You can probably guess what was in there. The hospital wing was just an exhibit, explaining what it was used for. I didn't really read any of this, by this point I wanted to get out.

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We headed out to McDonalds for lunch (Or McTransfat as my teacher called it) and had lunch before going to a museum. We were flagging again by this point, everyones feet were hurting and everyone was tired and stroppy, though they dragged us round the museum for an hour and a half before going back to the hotel for dinner.

After dinner (which was the worst one by far, it made me feel ill) we went to the Reichstag building. (Ill keep this short, theres not much to talk about anyway) which is basically a parliament building which you are allowed to go into, through security and everything. We went up the dome, and then back down, I took some photos, none of them were good.

The paths in the Reichstag Dome.
After this we walked past the Brandenburg Gate again, and then past the Jewish Memorial, the block one? We went in and it was so disorientating. The blocks varied a lot, though the floor was dipping and dropping, it was dark, which meant people could easily scare you at one end of the row.

We went back to Potsdamer Platz so my teacher could have another slice of cheesecake, and I went into a different bar and had a typical German drink, which I don't know the name of. It had raspberry syrup in and we had an ice cream sundae too. We went back to the hotel and stayed up again over the changing of the clocks, and went to bed at about 2am.

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25/04/2015

My Favourite YouTubers.

Hello! Happy Saturday once again!
I am writing posts in bulk while revising for my exams so I have a post for you each weekend, that may be all you get during the exam season, but I know me and Kat have some serious fun stuff planned for you all during the May holiday we have.
We are also taking part in the RSPCA event the Big Walkies, (hopefully) and I will be vlogging the event as we go along.
But I'll tell you more about that another time because I want to do a top ten list of my favourite YouTubers.

TEN:
Caspar Lee - Caspar (previously DiCasp)

This adorable South African caught my heart the moment I saw his channel. He's so lovely, and funny and he just makes me laugh all the time.
Caspar is 21, and now lives in London, though he is still known as a South African vlogger. He is also an actor, having worked on an African movie called Spud 3 with Troye Sivan. He has over 4 Million subscribers on his main channel and 1 Million on his second channel, morecaspar.
He has starred as a seagull in the new Spongebob movie, A Sponge Out Of Water, and I can say it is the most fun movie i've watched in a long time. I do love Caspar, and I believe this is one of his funniest videos. (Video - My Morning Routine)

NINE:
Marcus Butler - MarcusButlerTV

Marcus Butler was one of my first YouTuber subscriptions. I was hooked on him from the start, as I genuinely find him hilarious. He currently lives in London with his girlfriend and fellow YouTuber, Niomi Smart. Marcus is 23 years old, and from Brighton.
He has over 3.4 Million subscribers on his main channel, and 1.3 Million on his second channel, moremarcus (are you noticing a pattern here?)
Marcus is a classic vlogger who everyone knows, and he has been a constant vlogger in my life. (Video - How Well Do We Know Eachother)



EIGHT:
Louise Pentland - Sprinkle Of Glitter

Louise, what can I say about this beautiful woman. She is a queen and I love her so much. Her blog was one of the reasons I decided to start this one, so she is a big inspiration to me. She is 29 years old, and studied at a University in Liverpool, something which many YouTubers don't do. Her channel focuses on beauty and fashion, and skin care and baby! Her beautiful daughter Darcy is featured in her vlogs on her second channel, Sprinkle of Chatter, and she is amazing.
Her main channel has 2 Million subscribers and her second channel has 900K subscribers.
Her blog URL will be in my links below. (Video - Valentines Lush Haul!)

SEVEN:
Tyler Oakley - tyleroakley

Tyler was also one of the first channels I subscribed to. He is like the gay best friend you never had. He is a 26 year old from Michigan, who makes 'Q and Slay' videos, as well as the annual Chicken Nugget Challenge with his college friend Korey Kuhl. He has a podcast, Pschobabble, which Korey presents too. He has done a lot of charity work for the Trevor Project, raising loads of money for the cause.
His channel currently has 6.8 Million subscribers and his second channel extratyler has 600K subscribers.
I will always have a special place for Tyler in my heart. (Video - Final Chicken Nugget Challenge)

SIX:
Phil Lester - AmazingPhil.

The cute little puppy that is Phil Lester. A typical 28 year old geek. He is a huge fan of video games and Japan, including Anime. He is half of the dynamic duo that is Dan and Phil, and they do share a flat.
Phil was also one of the original YouTubers I subscribed too, and has always been a little cutie, I hope he never changes.
Phils main channel has currently got over 2 Million subs, his second channel, LessAmazingPhil, has over half a Million subs.
He also has a gaming channel with Dan, which hit 1 Million subs on March 8th 2015. (Video - Sleepless Night With Phil)


FIVE:
Dan Howell - danisnotonfire

Daniel Howell. My first YouTuber crush. I'm not kidding, I love him, I fancied him. The 23 year old is just a geeky as Phil, and even more awkward. I don't know what drew me to Dan. I think it was his dry sense of humour, though it could have been his hair.
Him and Phil had a BBC Radio show from January 2013 to August 2014, before BBC Radio 1 opened the slot to other YouTubers.
Dans main channel has over 4.5 Million subs, and his second channel, danisnotinteresting, is hardly used, (was mainly used for bloopers and little short videos). Dan and Phil regularly collaborate in videos known as philisnotonfire or AmazingDan. (Video - Dan Reacts to Old Videos)

FOUR:
Sacconejolys - LeFloofTV

Jonathan, Anna, Emilia and Eduardo Sacconejoly are and Irish daily vlogging family. Jonathan started the channel in 2009 doing short daily vlogs of him and his girlfriend Anna. They got married, vlogged it, had Emilia, and vlogged her birth, and that of her brother, Eduardo. They have six Maltese dogs, Albi, Sina, Theo, Bianca, Nivea and Nuvola (Nuvees). They currently have 900k subs. Jonathan and Anna also have their own channels, Jonathan Joly and Anna Saccone. (A double barrelled surname because Jonathan wanted to keep Anna's surname. SacconeJoly sounded better than JolySaccone.)
A must subscribe, I love these and feel a connection to their lovely little family. (Video - EVERYTHING CHANGED.. AGAIN!)

THREE:
Alfie Deyes - PointlessBlog

Alfie has had a massive year, with the release of two books, and Amity Fest, he has really taken off with his daily vlogging and main channel videos. The 21 year old from Brighton has nearly 4 Million subs on his main channel, as well as 2 Million on his second channel, PointlessBlogTV. He also has a gaming channel where he collabs with other gamers such as MyNameIsChai and Joey Graceffa. Alfie still currently lives in Brighton with his girlfriend and pug, Nala.
(Video - PointlessBlog Best Moments 2014)




TWO:
Zoe Sugg - Zoella (previously zoella280390)

This was a hard choice between Zoe and the next vlogger. Zoe Sugg is a 25 year old typical girl. She loves all things fashion and beauty and regularly does videos on tips for makeup and fashion and lifestyle. She was my other blog inspiration and I love her very much. She is from Wiltshire, though she now lives in Brighton with her boyfriend, and pug Nala. Yes. If you didnt guess she is Alfie's girlfriend. She has a book called Girl Online, and I love it. She has over 7 million subs and her second channel, morezoella, has over 3 million.

ONE:
Joe Sugg - ThatcherJoe
Joseph Sugg is without a doubt my favourite YouTuber. I adore him. He makes me laugh all the time, and his relationship with Zoe makes my heart melt. The younger of the two Suggs at 23, he lives in London, flat sharing with Caspar. He is well known for his impressions, and constantly claims to not be a 'daily vlogger' even though he vlogs most of his life. He recently hit 4 Million subs on his main channel, ThatcherJoeVlogs has 1 Million subs. He has hold of my heart, quite literally, and I will continue to be a Sugglet for the rest of my days.

Well I hope that I showed you another side of  me and the people I am interested in online. Do let me know if i should do more top ten posts!

Lots of love, Em xxx

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24/04/2015

Schöne Berlin Part 2: Stasi Prison and Underground Bunker

Jewish Memorial, all of them are women due to its initial placement, though it was moved here because Eastern Germany didn't want it. It stands at the point where the Jewish concentration camp victims met to be taken to their death.
Day Two we woke to the most amazing continental breakfast, different meats, cheeses, waffles, different jams and breads, coffee, hot chocolate and tea. It was so much better than the food the night before.

Corridor in the Stasi Prison, cells are down the inner side of the corridor to avoid windows, doors had 7 holes drilled in as a form of ventilation, which were covered anyway. They were heavy doors that slammed shut even if you just touched them.
We went to the Stasi Prison, it was horrifying, all the tales told by the guide about how the prisoners were treated. It wasn't physical, it was psychological and the scars they wore were mental. The cells were tiny, and you were alone in them. It was like solitary confinement. The only thing you knew was whether it was daytime or nighttime. The guards would shout at you, and call you by the number on your cell door. I was terrified just standing there. The main thing I remember was the interrogation room, where trained psychologists would talk calmly, call you by your name and repeatedly ask 'Why are you here, what have you done?' before leaving you to stew.

When we finally broke free of that horrible place, we went for lunch in a place called Alexander Platz. We found a little bakery called Back Werk, which was incredible. (we ended up going back on the last day, and I had the same thing)

We then went into an Underground Bunker, the guide was really funny and eased my fear of spending an hour and a half underground near some U-Bahn tracks. He warned us about Claustrophobia, and I automatically was like, 'I might have to leave' but I was perfectly fine. I wasn't allowed to take photos in there though, so I can't show you what it looked like.
There was one section that truly got me. There was a glass case, and in the corner was a blue and white striped dress, covered in blood stains. I nearly cried right there and then.

We then started to head back for dinner, while losing a member of the group and finding him at the hotel. We had an okay dinner, and then went to a place called Potsdamer Platz for drinks.

Spending 5 90 euros on one bottle of cider is not my idea of going for a drink but I paid it none the less, we then stayed up in the hotel, people getting even more drinks, before heading to bed at about 2:50 in the morning.

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22/04/2015

Schöne Berlin Part 1: Flight There and Brandenburg Gate

Hi everyone! (apologies if the translation of the title is wrong, I wanted to put some German in my post, do let me know if its wrong I wanted to put 'Beautiful Berlin' as my title.) I said I was going to write about my experiences in Berlin. I know that some of the things I will write about in these posts are still very touchy subjects, so I will tell you now I did visit a concentration camp (part 3), and some of the images may upset you or offend you, if you feel like you cannot read it then don't, I don't want to upset anyone, I just want to tell people about my experiences in such a beautiful city.

I got to my college at 6:30am on 26th March. I was dead already. I found it hard to stay awake on the coach, but my friends managed to keep me awake by playing heads up. We had a 4 hour coach journey to Gatwick Airport, due to traffic we checked in, went through security and had 10 minutes before the gate closed. We all got food and ran for the gate, boarded the plane and left for Berlin Schönefeld Airport. The flight was turbulent to start with but was lovely the rest of the time. We landed in Berlin and it was a little rainy, but I was amazed anyway.

We got to the dorm in the hotel and had dinner, which wasn't great, but we ate it none the less. We met our tour guide Nigel, and went on a walk.

This is the main bulk of the day but I will describe the walk because it was pretty incredible.

Brandenburg Gate, taken on my phone, camera was in the hotel room.
We went on the Berlin Tube, S-Bahn and U-Bahn, to the Brandenburg Gate. When the Berlin Wall was still around, the Brandenburg Gate marked part of the border. Many people were shot here, and there are bullet holes in the columns, which I didn't manage to photograph. We then went further up the road to the Soviet Memorial, by this point everyone was flagging, it had been an incredibly long day. Nigel failed to tell us that this was a mass grave of about 35,000 people, which really creeped me out. There is marble at the base of the column, which is said to be from Hitlers Bunker, and said to have Swastikas on one side, hidden inside the column. We then trekked back to the hotel, showered in a temperamental shower, and slept.

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20/04/2015

Revision Tips

I know I said I wouldnt be writing a midweek post this week, but I felt like I needed to talk about Revision and how different types of revision may work best for you.

Here's some revision techniques that I find helpful.

Reading over notes:
This can help if you can take in information easily just by reading, though some people find it easier for someone to read to them. I do both, this is also a good 'cramming' technique for the night before the exam, though I wouldn't recommend that, you'll brain fart and no information will go in.

Posters:
COLOURS AND BOLD LETTERING! It makes you remember it. If you stick a colour scheme for one topic, then thinking of those colours will allow you to recall information.

Revising in different rooms:
If you revise one subject in your bedroom, another in the dining room, and so on, having a different room for each will also allow you to recall information easier. All you'll have to do is picture yourself revising in that room for that subject, and youll be able to remember information.

Spider diagrams:
Bubbles of information, kind of like the posters, though you have a topic in the middle and branch ideas from this. This is the revision I mainly do. I write down a topic, and a subtopic, and then branch off the information I need to know, using a colour scheme to remember the information.

Flashcards:
I dont really use these as I find them tedious, but they are helpful for people. You can use past exam questions with the answer on the back, and then get someone to quiz you on that topic. or you can use facts and make up questions for your friends to ask.

Everyone revises differently, I'm not trying to push my revision techniques onto you, I just want to share my ways of revising with you, in hopes that you might take something away from this and find a way that really helps you.

Lots of love and good luck revising!
Em xx

P.S. I didnt really make a disclaimer on my last post about pride, I don't know how many of my readers are religious, or believe that pride is a sin, but I do apologise if I cause any offence, (I have had no backlash from that post or anything I just wanted to make sure you know I wasnt writing that to offend.)

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18/04/2015

Is Pride Really a Sin?

Hi everyone!
Happy weekend! I hope you've all had a lovely week and are enjoying the British sunshine as much as I am, unless you're not in England, then I hope the weathers good where you are!

I had a music exam/recital on Wednesday, which went really well and I was very proud of myself, and others were proud of me etc. And then I got thinking (I do this a lot, I dont know why its not good for me) and thought, 'Why is Pride a sin?'

To me, Pride is one of the best feelings you can have within yourself, whether it be a good exam, or even just making it through the day. Being proud of yourself shouldnt be something that is damned. You shouldnt be told that you cannot be proud of yourself because a religion says 'Pride is a sin.'

I researched this a little and found that the meaning behind pride being a sin is people with a big ego. And I completely understand why its a sin, but the ordinary, 'I'm proud of myself for getting out of bed on such a hard day,' or 'I'm proud that exam went well,' or even 'I'm proud for making it through another day.' Thats not a sin.

I just feel that pride is something we need to feel to become more confident and courageous people, people who believe in themselves and have the right attitude towards life.

Today, I'm proud of myself because;
1. I finished a history essay.
2. I did well in my recital.
3. I made it through another day.

What are you proud of yourself for? Just have a think, and let me know in the comments!

All my love, Em x
P.S. There wont be any mid week posts next week, you are getting the low down on Berlin in four posts over the weekend so look out for that. I'll be back to normal the week after with a Saturday blog post:)

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16/04/2015

A Little, One Sided Chat/Advice with Em.

I want to just have a chat.
A one way chat.

College is stressing me out, though I have finished an AS Level already, as my photography exam was done before I went to Berlin. I'm so done with everything to do with that place.
As you will see in Saturdays post, I had a recital yesterday, and it went really well, but the days leading up to it were the most stressful of my life. I felt sick all the time, I was a bag of nerves for ages and I struggled to concentrate in my lessons.

So I also just wanted to give anyone currently about to sit exams some advice.

Never let anything make you feel ill. As soon as it does, or if you can feel it starting to, stop, and walk away from it. 'Forget' about it for a while and let yourself rest. As soon as you get stressed, walk away from your revision and take a break, watch a YouTube video, or listen to some calming music.

If I help one person with this advice then I will have done what I wanted to achieve with this. Which was to let you know that I'm here for you, I will listen and help.

I love you all, Em x

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15/04/2015

'Don't Forget About Me When Your Famous'

I was having a lovely conversation with Kat a few days ago, and she said 'I just want to say something' and then we went off on a tangent before returning to her original statement. 'Don't forget me when your famous' she said.

Who knows if I'll be famous, cause I certainly don't. It depends on me and how I work on this blog, how I push it and advertise it.

(Some shameless selft promo right here) Right now I'm publishing a link to every post on Twitter and Instagram while I sort out a Facebook page. If you would like notification of a new post, my twitter is @_emilay_ and my instagram is @emilymay.x so you can follow me there and receive instant updates when I tweet a link or post on instagram.

I would like this to go far and someday give me so many opportunities, but I can't do that without support, and the people who support me like Kat, and Hannah are the ones I'm thankful for and always will be thankful for.

So Kat, I wont forget about you 'when' I'm famous, and yes if it happens I'll go on tour with you ;)

All my love, Em.
Ciao! xxx

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13/04/2015

Chosen Family.

Anyone who knows me well will know that I love watching YouTube vlogs, especially the SacconeJolys. I watched the vlog from Eduardo's birthday party, and Jonathan talked about his 'Chosen Family' at the end.

He says at the end of the vlog 'You don't really get to choose your family, you're kind of just thrown into it, and you'll like make friends and loose friends and every now and then you'll find a friend, a good friend and think 'this is a good friendship' and they become your family, your chosen family.'

This got me thinking and it links to my posts about loving yourself. Every now and then, you meet someone who really cares about you, and supports you, and wants to be around you. I've found that in Hannah, and Harry, Kat and even others including my buddy from English, Arron.

But, these friendships don't come along very often, and they're incredibly special. I'm thankful for the people I have, and the people who read this blog, thank you for reading it. I started this out as something I could do creatively, and its become something I want to continue and expand, so thank you for the support.

All my love, Emily x
Ciao

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11/04/2015

My Favourite Insta Photos

Hi everyone, doing something a little different today! I wanted to show you a couple of my favourite Instagram photos from my account, if you don't follow, a link will be at the end of the post, or you can search for me, 'emilymay.x' but these are a few of my favourite ones. I'll include the captions.
Nobody understands how much I love her. She's the best friend I could actually ever wish for. #one #direction #concert #1D

Bitches be copying our selfie poses @gebowler

This was only the first support act last night. #amazing #beautiful

My Baby :) <3 #pooch #beautiful #dog #loveher

Uncles dollars for Las Vegas #dollars #american #wanttogo

Picnic proms was faboo! @bethany_funnell xxx :* <3

My girl:3 xxxx #bestfriend #prom #love #lambrini

Em what are you doing @emileedevlinx @gebowler #prom # girls #bestfriends

These guys are the bomb dot com...

*airplane emoji*

Having to use a hot shoe to shoot my still life images. I'm too hot right now :( :( :( #photography #umbrellalight #shoot #hotshoe #dead

Brandenburg Gate #germany #berlin #nightphotography

London *british flag emojis* #daytrip #thames #river #london #britain

When checking makeup, always look up :) :) #photography #chandelier
Well those are a few of my fave insta posts. If you liked this type of post leave a comment so I know and I can do some more, Keep checking back for my Berlin posts, I have split those over four parts, each uploaded on the month anniversary of the trip.

Thanks for reading! Love to you all! 

Ciao!

Post Schedule.

Hello!

I know my posts have been a little weird recently, but I am hoping to stick to a schedule, as this will allow me some down time each week from my revision and will allow me to give you all updates on how I'm doing throughout my exam period.

I hope to be uploading a post every Saturday at 6pm. Starting today. I'll do little mini ones during the week, though my main weekly post will be a Saturday, so even if I don't get any up during the week, you'll still get one on Saturdays.

Thank you for being so considerate and supporting me through this experience, it truly means so much.

Much love, Emily

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06/04/2015

Love Yourself.

Hi everyone! I thought I would do a follow on post to 'Tell Them You Love Them' about loving yourself.

Throughout my 17 years, I have found that before you can truly love someone, you need to learn to love yourself. You need to know what you want in life, and at my age, you don't. You're probably sat there thinking, 'I know what I want to do when I grow up, I know what I want, I know myself.' You don't.

When I was choosing my A-Levels I had one job in mind, teaching. Whether that was teaching music, or history, English or photography, I really only believed I wanted to teach.

Then I started my blog.

I found that, writing this blog was something I didn't want to stop, and after taking a break from it to sort out my life with college and my personal life, I've decided I don't want to go to Uni, I want to stay where I am, earn a living and blog, hopefully starting something successful, and maybe even starting my YouTube channel properly.

An example of not knowing myself properly occurred this weekend, when I decided to have a my haircut, and when I say that, it's now sitting on my collarbones instead of my ribs. I spent so long avoiding it, thinking I wouldn't like it, but now its shorter than I was ever willing to go, and I love it. So at my age, you really are not sure of yourself.

I've found something I love to do, on my own little space in the internet which I will cherish forever, I thank the people who do look at my blog, and my one follower, even though its Kat.

Before you can love another, you must learn to love yourself. I've learned to love myself, therefore I can say, I love you.

Ciao xx

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05/04/2015

Dear my school.

My lovely friend Kat sent me a video today. It honestly horrified me. And it wasn't a disgusting video. It was by Tom Laywood, a YouTuber whos bio simply says, 'I want to make people happy.' His video was called 'Dear my Secondary School/Sixth Form' and when I watched it, I honestly wanted to cry.

I can't sympathise with him at all, though I wanted to express my opinion on the stories he told. I'm honestly so done with hearing stories of people who have been let down by our school system in the UK.

I can tell you the story of my many maths teachers, all of which were supply and ultimately lead to me almost failing maths, after not being taught the things I needed to be taught. I had nothing to revise from, and only one person to help me, but that still didn't really work as she had a class to teach.

I also had this problem with Physics. My Year 11 physics teacher could not teach physics, she was a biology teacher, and had no interest in the subject, nor could she control the class.

So, Dear my Secondary School,
Sort out your staffing problem, you are ruining people, I wanted to do Psychology at A-Level and couldnt because my maths grade was not high enough, I loved physics and now I hate it because I didnt learn anything in my last year at school.
Sort out the problems people are having, causing people stress, and depression, and anxiety. You are helping to raise the next generation, and ruining it in the process.

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Teenage Blogger Central

Hi everyone! I thought I'd write a post about this amazing community for up and coming teenage bloggers! The Teenage Blogger Central blog is a place for teenage bloggers like myself to find others, get advice and get ideas for blog posts! 
I recently decided to get involved and I'm so glad I did! 
Head over and check out their blog! You might find yourself with new ideas and new blogs to read. 
I will add their link when I get home as I am blogging from my phone right now, 
Ciao! xxx 

01/04/2015

Tell Them You Love Them.

So I don't really know what to write about, I just wanted to write a blog post.
I got back from Berlin on Sunday so expect a post about that soon with some photos! 

But what I realised most while in Berlin was how much I missed people and much people mean to me. I have a couple of close friends I can really count on, but these people mean to most anyone has ever meant to me before. 

My best friend Hannah, I missed hearing her talk about her ex and her new potential 'bae', and just hearing her voice and missing the 'banter' we had together. 

My other best friend Harry, I missed his laugh, the jokes we make in history, and the fact that he also had the chance to come with me, and keep me sane, but couldn't. I missed his voice and the way he speaks to teachers in a joking way. I just missed him.

And then there's Kat. I don't know how to describe Kat. I missed her hugs, her laugh, her jokes. Everything about her.

Spending time with these people today made me realise how much I take for granted on a daily basis.

Next time you speak to your best friend, or your parents, tell them you love them, because you might not get the chance to again.

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15/03/2015

My AS Levels.

I thought I would give you the lowdown on being an English College student. 

I am in my first year at sixth form. This means I have four AS level subjects to study. English language, Photography, Music and History.

The best work load out of all of them is History, I don't have much to do at all, it's all remembering who was prime minister and why did this crusade fail, with a little more detail.

English Language is quite fun, mainly to do with the people I sit with, my good friend Kat, owner of the blog fastlanesandmascarastains (I think you should check her out) also does this, and she keeps me sane throughout coursework and Language development.

Photography is by far the worst one for work load. I have always got something to do for this, but I love it so I don't mind!

Music is by far my favourite, writing and performing music is my favourite thing to do, and I thank people everyday for the chance to do that. 

It's not just the subjects that make a college experience fun or hell, it's your friends, or the changes to your friendship groups that affect this. From personal experience, you will find new friends, you will find that the people you used to be so close to wont talk to you anymore, and you won't talk to them, and that's okay! You find yourself at college, you find people like you and people who understand you. Heck you may even find love at college, I haven't (yet) but that doesn't mean you won't!

Everyone has different experiences of college, and that's mine so far, and if this helps anyone with their decision to go to college, then I've impacted someone's life in a good way. 

I felt inspired by reading my friend Kats first post, I'm very proud of her for starting this because it's hard. I'm not going to beat around the bush, it's not easy running a blog, but hopefully, she sticks at it because I feel she'll be great, lots of love Kat! :)

Ciao!
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Another Update, College is killing me.

Hi everyone, so you might be wondering where the blog post is about Chichen Itza, but I've been swamped with college work since I began to write it.
I'm sorry that this isnt really working this month, but I shouldnt have many more photography deadlines now as we're moving into exam work and yeah! My photography exam is next week, and then I'm in Berlin for the weekend on the 26th March, but over the Easter break I'll be posting a lot more. I'll be doing my favourites, the haul I've been wanting to do, but i have nothing to haul, haha.

Thank you for being patient, and sorry Ive been so inactive, I hope you have had a lovely start to your year, on the plus side I didnt break my foot this year.

Ciao! xx
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04/01/2015

New Years Resolutions.

Happy New Year everyone!
I decided I’d do a blog post on my new years resolutions so I can stick to them better.
  1. To drink a pint of water every morning. May be simple to you, but I need to get healthier.
  2. Be happier in myself.
  3. Be more confident.
  4. Start my YouTube Channel.
  5. Blog more. 
  6. Become a better skilled musician. 
  7. Start wearing simple make up looks, just mascara and lips.

That’s all I have. Obviously 4 and 5 will be subject to time, but im trying my best.

Two blog posts in one week how lucky are you!

I’ll be back in a few weeks when I’m back at college.


Ciao!

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03/01/2015

A Very Mexican Holiday.

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a long time, it’s been a busy few months and I’ve really struggled to get on here often.

So I´ve been in Mexico for the past two weeks, and every second of it has been incredible.

We landed at 7pm GMT which was about 1pm in Cancun. We then had to get through customs, get our bags and it was about 3pm when we got out of the airport and into the rain. Yes. Rain. It was humid and rainy and horrible, and then we had an hours bus journey to the hotel, which meant we had about an hour of daylight left when we got to the hotel. So we checked in and went straight to our room to wait for dinner to open at 6 30. We went to bed almost straight away after dinner, but woke up at 6am due to time differences. We headed down for breakfast and I had quesadillas for the first time. I don’t even know how to describe them, they are literally the most amazing things. And pancakes with hot Nutella ugh it was heaven!
 
I’m going to skip a few days cause it was basically wondering round the complex and settling into the area.

On the 13th we went to a place called Chichen Itza. It is the first man made wonder of the world and was absolutely incredible. I’ll do a whole blog post on Chichen Itza because theres too much to explain about that day.

We also went on a pirate ship and had surf and turf and partied the night away with Captain Hook in Cancun. So much happened that night I can't remember anything. (I was expecting this post to be amazing and full of info but I don't know where I'm going with this.)

The next few days we spent down on the beach, on fifth avenue and by the pool, making friends with one of the entertainment staff. Crazy James was the life and soul of the party, he made everyone do tequila shots in our group (except me, I'm not old enough for alcohol. 17 years young haha)  

I honestly had the best two weeks of my life there and would return in a heartbeat!

Have some cool photos, call me a photographer, oh wait, I am! Haha… I’m not funny. I don’t know why I even try.

I will be on here again in the near future! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a fab new year! I'm sorry this has taken me so long to post. I've been super busy revising. 












 










Ciao!!

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