Tuesday, 26 November 2013

What I am listening to this Week #6

It's been just over a month since I actually did my weekly playlist (so much for a weekly segment...) and I have found my self needing music more and more just to destress my life, keep me company and just in general lift my mood. It is actually scientifically proven that music can help calm you down and improve your mood (hello ipods in lesson) and so without further a do I give you my much belated weekly playlist:

1. Crystal Fighters- Love Natural Bands that my friends introduce me to often become my favourite, and these guys are no exception. I kinda wish I had disovered them by myself just once, but these guys are too good to give up and have me dancing around my room in no time.
2. St Lucia- When the Night This band is new to me, and is a little bit more techno than I usually listen to, but they have some great songs. I often just hit play and lie back on my bed soaking up the melody (and usually falling asleep, but I have been really busy recently!)
3. Artic Monkeys- Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? Enter Alex Turner. When I was little I was convinced I would marry Alex turner, and tour with the band as his wife. Needless to say my parents weren't best pleased with this aspiration, but seeing the Artic Monkeys have just been announced as headliners for T in the Park, and my friends are buying up tickets left right and centre, I had to include them in this week's playlist.
4. Ry X- Berlin All I can say is adverts are powerful things, and with Berlin featuring on a new advert (you all know the one I am talking about, that camera confetti one) this song has been playing everywhere. This song makes me want to cry and jump up and twirl around my room simultaneously, and its the kind of song that I could listen to time and time again and never get tired of his scrumptious voice. Also I really do want to go to Berlin.....
5. Dry the River- History Book This song is beautiful, there isn't really another way to put it. I feel it right down to the tips of my toes and just cant stop smiling when I listen to it (over and over again). As I bit of a history buff I love the name of the song too, and I just can't seem to fault one of the band members amazing beards.

I leave you with a little pre warning, next Sunday is the 1st of December, and I have been trying to stave off the christmas excitement until a more resonable month, but once those advent calenders start being opened I don't think I will be able to resist a Christmas playlist. H x

Friday, 22 November 2013

24 hours in A&E (ok it was actually 7 1/2 hours....)

I know Wedneasday is supposed to be the worst day of the week, when the week seems like it is never going to end, but for me it was a little trip to A&E at 7 in the morning with the possibility of appendicitis. After seven hours, alot of morphine, and a bag full of fluid later I was released, with the comment 'We dont know what that was'.

Now I am trying to recover from my painful ordeal, and as I mentioned in my earlier post here I am literally the worst person at being sick on the history of the planet. But I thought I would share with you a few things that I use when I am sick.

Everyone needs a good selection of books (and the most recent Company) to read whilst lounging in bed
I wasn't allowed anything bar water and dry bread for 24 hours after my release, the next day however, was all about the tea

Blankets and a  hot water bottle (mine is in the shape of a adorable lion) are neccessary for a much needed snuggle

I am currently at home on the mend, and hope to be up and about again for my friends 18th birthday (even if I am still walking like an old man and need alot of makeup to make myself look semi presentable...). However, I am still waiting for the get well flowers from my family, but I think I am gonna have to settle for them making me cups of tea instead. H x

Monday, 18 November 2013

'We are infinite'

So this week I  was reading 'The Perks of being a Wallflower' (again) and there was one quote that stuck with me; 'We are infinite'. Now those of you who have read the book will know that Charlie (the main character) is classed as a wallflower and with his new friends (seniors Sam and Partick) he takes a memorable drive in Sam's pickup truck and this perfect song comes on the radio, and nothing can deter their happiness in that given moment. And Charlie's words resonate in my mind. As young people we are infinite, I am infinite, you are infinite. Our whole lives stretch before us and the childish constraints that prohibited us from truely reaching our desires is gone.

And in all those moments, whether it be that perfect song, that perfect night, that perfect moment with friends (which so insignificant to outsiders is a moment that we'll never forget) make us infinite. No matter how small we must seize these moments, for as we grow and age, and those perfect moments all those years ago suddenly seem inconsequential is when we slip up. When we loose that feeling we limit ourselves, we begin to see ourselves as the judgemental do, and the boudaries created can sufficate you.

So seize those moments, live for them, make your own infinite memories, smile, and never let go of them.

H x
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