Thoughts of a crazy Welsh person

Every day (or as often as I can) I will be blogging. About everything. Current affairs. Fashion. Pets. Education. Hobbies. Politics. All sorts including random things that just pop into my head.

I relate to this song so much. 

Always

Always

I love this version of Growing Up.

The Maine are without a doubt my favourite band.

Damaged/Dry Hair???

Here’s a tip I discovered. If your hair isn’t in super good condition and you dye it and/or use heat products on it, go to bed with a coconut oil based (I’ve been using Brazilian Keratin Oil) in your hair and wash it out in the morning, using a really good nourishing shampoo and conditioner. A leave in conditioner and something like Moroccan Oil are really good to apply to your hair before you dry it.

Similarly, if you are planning on dying your hair, sleep with a coconut based oil on your hair and apply the hair dye the next morning. Try not to use one with Linseed oil in as it will turn hair yellow if using a blonde hair dye. I had to dye my hair twice in one week recently and doing this brightened my hair and it was left in much better condition after the second time I dyed it. 

Working on a day off??? It’s not really a day off then though…

I definitely need to use Tumblr more. Only recently have I been browsing through it and discovering it’s many wonders. Procrastinating on my days off instead of doing work that needs to be done is something I’m an expert at. I am literally looking at work I need to do whilst typing this and thinking to myself ‘yeah I’ll dedicate the afternoon to that’ when I know I won’t. 

Most of this morning has been spent introducing my talking Ted toy to my dogs and then taking copious amounts of photos and videos with my new Nokia Lumia 1020. I’ve only had it a couple of weeks but it’s a pretty good phone with an awesome camera! It was pleasantly surprising to see just how many apps are already out there for Windows and the Nokia music store is pretty amazing too. Definitely making the most out of that! Not too happy with Spotify though. The damn thing keeps crashing! But yes it’s a very good phone and is worth the price/contract for the camera alone but does the other stuff pretty well too if anyone is thinking about changing phones. 

Now I am sat on my bed with a Lush hair mask on (Jasmine and Henna Fluff-Eaze) because the last few weeks I have really abused my hair so it definitely deserves a treat now. I’d like to spend more time using this blog to post some hints and tips when it comes to beauty products particularly from Lush because I have so many friends who won’t step foot in there because the smell is so overpowering and when they get something don’t always make the most of it or aren’t happy with their choice of product (if you don’t like it, don’t use it…give it as a gift! People then think you’re a Lush fan and start buying you that for gifts…WINNING!).

Since I last posted on here I’ve also been getting some holidays in so I will post more specific blogs about that. In the meantime, if anyone has any ideas for products I should review or and questions, just ask :)

I hope you all had a great Christmas, New Year, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year and whatever else you’ve been celebrating.  

Photoshop Looters!!

A lot of people have like and/or reposted the wicked photoshop looter photo I posted so I thought I’d post the link as there are so many on there now. Enjoy!!!

Oh no…

Arghhhh it’s been forever since I’ve posted ANYTHING at all! I’m so sorry. Life has been hectic recently but some amazing things have happened. I’m the stage manager on one of the shows in our first semester back of our final year, one of my best friends, Faye, has had a baby girl called Cassie, my cousin Gemma will give birth any day to another little girl and a good friend from school called Kirsty is having twin boys at the start of next year. It’s baby mania! 

Also, I went to the family courts yesterday with some family members to witness the adoption of a little girl who means a lot to all of us by my aunt and uncle :) welcome (officially) to the family Katy!!

I also just gave my two pugs a bath. Cash was brilliant just a little nervous whereas Phoebe, as always, started off a bit too quick for me. When I finished bathing Cash, I grabbed Phoebe and had to hold her down whilst I shampooed and rinsed her. It was rather funny and I was impressed how such a little dog could leap out of the bath so well. I got soaked, more so than them, and then we had a game of tug-o-war with some towels.

Another update is I am loving my job!!! Great people and I keep getting some extra hours which is good as I do need the money. 

X-Factor is getting better all the time. The judges are awesome. The girl who sang the Adele song and had Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh in tears also had me and my mum in tears too. She was extraordinary! And on Celeb Big Brother, Jedward are really making that show. They are brilliant! Closely followed by Bobby and Paddy. They are the only three I can continually watch as the others drive me mad. I think Darryn is a two faced, opinionated git who needs to learn to respect others and stop lecturing everyone, Kerry needs to grow the hell up the woman has four kids for crying out loud and she needs to stop chasing 19 year old Lucian, Amy is lovely don’t get me wrong but she is a bit irritating after a while. I loved it when she got to see her pug and got a bit emotional myself. I can’t stand leaving mine even to go out for a bit of shopping! Lucian is a lovely lad but he needs to stop chasing the girls. Amy keeps saying he’s not her type and then leads him along a bit and Kerry is quite patronising of him and it’s just annoying to watch. He talks a lot about people behind their backs but he’s not that bad especially compared to Darryn. Paddy is brilliant and it is lovely to see how much he adores his wife and Jedward wouldn’t hurt a fly. They live in Planet Jedward and have fun regardless. They don’t talk about anyone behind their backs but did say the other day to each other only that Darryn is a bully. It made me sad to hear them say that because you think easily that they just don’t notice because they live in their world and they are obviously starting to feel it. Bobby as well as being obviously gorgeous is a really lovely guy and just gets on with things. He even had the guts to apologize to Darryn and admit to things he had done to him but then Darryn still has digs at him. To be honest I’ve only watched it with my mum when she’s been watching it but you can’t help but get sucked into it when it is on! 

I’m planning on going back to see my psychic ASAP again so will keep you updated with what she says but she’s always spot on with me, family and friends! My best friend Rob is in France with the tv show Merlin at the moment. I’ve been a fan of it since it started and recommend it to people who like the following:

Arthurian legends, mythology, action, medieval, beautiful people, mind blowing acting and explosive battle scenes, dragons, magic, good tv, beautiful costumes and sets, castles, forests…the list is endless!

So please check it out people. Try and start from the beginning as they are filming the fourth series at the moment. Rob is an awesome friend and even more so since giving me a tour of their set in Cardiff which consists of a big warehouse type room filled with lots of rooms and sets that they use for filming. It was amazing and it still hasn’t lost its magic with me.

So thank you for being patient with me, and thank you for tolerating this lengthy and random post. You’re awesome!

What are days for?
Days are where we live.
They come, they wake us
Time and time over.
They are to be happy in:
Where can we live but days?

Ah, solving that question
Brings the priest and the doctor
In their long coats
Running over the fields.

—Philip Larkin, ‘Days’

Music Makes the People Come Together…YEAH!!

I love music. Always have and always will. But my musical tastebuds as of late have been starved through my lack of money. And time. And I’ve just been too lethargic to sit down and actually listen to music properly! Anyways two of my favourite artists at the moment are Amy Macdonald and Foster the People. Check out their albums. Definitely worth a listen. 

Noah and the Whale have just brought out their third album and they are an amazing band! Love love love them. As Q Magazine described their second album (The First Days of Spring), MAGICAL!

I have a love of the following bands:

Foo Fighters, Muse, Coldplay, Biffy Clyro, The Vaccines, The Wombats, Gorillaz, My Chemical Romance, Mark Ronson, Manic Street Preachers, Paolo Nutini, Paloma Faith, Caro Emerald, MGMT, Doves, The Kooks, Primal Scream, Radiohead, The Subways, The Academy Is, We The Kings, The Maine, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, Beach Boys, The Stone Roses, Swedish House Mafia, Daft Punk, Pink, Raygun, Rooster, Katy Perry, Alanis Morrisette, Bruno Mars, All Time Low, Paramore, Cobra Starship, Fallout Boy, Hanson, Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Josh Groban, One Republic, The Rapture, Spiral Beach, Panic! At The Disco, Kids In Glass Houses, You Me At Six, Florence and the Machine, Aerosmith, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, the list really does go on and on and on and on and on …….

Anyway I’m always looking for other bands to listen to so any suggestions people? Also any albums and/or songs in particular I need to listen to?

A couple of awesome new bands are Magic Polar Bears (formally Frame 3-13) and Next Door so check them out! 

Let’s expand our musical tastes and knowledge.

A Breath Of Fresh Air

I only caught the end of X Factor because I’d been at work but it’s already the best series so far. I got so sick of the drama around previous series and just didn’t watch it unless someone else I was with was. Gary Barlow, Tulisa and Kelly Rowland are brilliant additions and all great musicians in different styles making them more than qualified to judge and mentor. I loved Janet’s performance and think she’s a definite star in the making. It was incredible to see how confident she got throughout the performance and she performed it to every person in the room. Also watching the judges reactions was amazing!

That idiot who had supposedly matured but shouted his mouth off because the judges stopped him and clearly thought he was awful as did the entire country I’m sure. What a pillock. And judging by the trailer for next week’s episode it’s going to be an amazing one! Can’t wait!!