This post is going to be about my experience with people and my tattoos.

So a little background explanation: my workplace has recently lifted it’s strict rules about tattoos being on show and not allowed to dye your hair crazy colours. So I now have green/blue hair and my two tattoos on display. My two tattoos is a set of paw prints and also a Harry Potter quote (they are not in fact related) which is ‘To the well organised mind, death is but the next great adventure’

Honestly, I have only ever had one customer say to me ‘how are you going to feel when you’re old with your tattoos?’. My reaction was: ‘I’ll get them touched up and I’ll still like them’ (admittedly it was said a lot more awkwardly and with more pauses).

People’s reactions have been surprisingly a lot more supportive than that one customer. Most of them ask me to keep my arm still so they can read it or ask me what it says. The majority of them don’t understand where the quote comes from so they just think it’s something profound and insightful and I’m happy to let them think that. Several people have guessed the paw prints are for a pet so will ask ‘cat or dog’. So far only one person has gotten the quote and was pretty happy (and a teacher once I told her it was  a harry potter quote on my arm). I think this shows that the world has changed, and so have the views. It makes me so happy that older people are more accepting than they are made out to be and are able to change with flow with the times. It just brings me joy when people think it’s a really smart quote or proverb and don’t criticise me for my choices. A few people ask if my tattoos hurt and I admit to think the paw prints on my wrist and the lettering closest to there hurt but I just go stock still and refuses to move. It’s gotten me excited for my next tattoo.

My hair colour is a different story altogether. Most people don’t comment on it, but those who do love it. One woman even described it as summery.

Like I’ve said before: it gives me joy to see the older generations moving with the times and becoming more accepting of the younger generations choices.


Musing Out Loud: A bittersweet attempt to sort my life out

I have noticed that my blog posts and rarely related to one another, and for that I apologise. I have been pretty scattered when it comes to blogging, which is why I am writing this piece.

I have been toying with the idea of starting a YouTube channel and I just couldn’t quite make my mind up on what I wanted to do. Initially, I wanted to start a gaming channel but I realised something: I’m not very good at playing video games, and I can’t afford much of the latest releases. Even if I chose to be a retro gamer, I’d still have to fork out for a capture card and decent recording equipment which is something I really can’t afford. I want to write and share my adventures and passions with the world so what am I good at: reading and watching a lot more  TV than I should. So, now I am looking into starting a BookTube channel instead of trying to break into a medium that I know I won’t get anything. I’m not going to promise anything straightaway, but I am promising that I am going to clean up my act, and to start blogging about things that matter, to me, to the world. So, just watch this space.

Falling Re-in love with books 

I love reading. I’ll read anything as long as it has an interesting plot and character that grips my attention. It doesn’t matter what genre the book is: I’ll give anything a go. 

Recently I noticed I’ve been struggling to get into reading. Like I’ll start reading but it just won’t get me excited. I won’t be getting excited about going to bed and reading before going to sleep. Or sitting curled up with a cup of tea and a book for hours just stopped appealing to me. It was devastating. I just lost all interest in reading for a while. I hope I’m not the only one who goes through spells like this. 

I mentioned to one of my flatmates whilst I was at uni that I was in a bit of a reading slump. She gave me a book to read: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas to read and I fell in love with it. I fell back in love with reading again. The book was fantastic and it was just what I was looking for to get out of my slump. 

So here I am, hooked on the second book for the series and I am even planning on starting a book vlog! I would absolutely love it for you all to recommend books to read and review. 

Pre-Travel Blog 

So, tomorrow I am travelling down to London. 

After recent attacks, I have to admit I am a little nervous however. I hope that these terror attacks stop and that people can just enjoy life without living in fear. I will not let the tragic and recent attack overshadow my enjoyment. My biggest fear, however is the upcoming election this week. It is an excellent target for certain cruel individuals. My mother has decided that we won’t be near the town centre that day and I admit it eases my mind a little. I pray that no more attacks happen though. 

On a more cheerier note, I am so excited to be going back to London. There is something planned for every day. My dad wants to go to the original Hard Rock cafe (we visit them in every city we’ve been to- Edinburgh, New York City, Orlando) and now we’re adding London to the list. For me, the highlight is going to the Warner Brother studios for the Harry potter tour. I’ve been wanting to do that for ages as I am a huge potterhead and this visit I am going! Bring on all the geeking out. We’re also doing the London Eye again. As well as visiting the zoo for the first time and taking dad to see les miserables (which, side note Is absolutely fantastic).

Despite the shadow of fear, I am definitely excited for this trip. I shall try and update this blog every day with my adventures.