Ukelele | Learning Something New

I just came across an old ukulele. My older brother used this for lessons when he was in Year 4 (8 years old). It has stickers on for the chords so that will help me. I’m going to tune it, learn to play it and start singing with my hand gently strumming across the four strings.

This is what summer is for: learning something new. Even though nylon strings aren’t made for vigorous practise, I’ll just have to make do.

Having a broad range of instruments that you can play is really good! I’m currently learning cello (the instrument I most passionate about) but I am teaching myself keyboard. Now we have another addition to the family,

Ukelele.

I look forward to the blood, sweat and tears you will put me through.

 

 

Summer Playlist + Some Weird One Direction (Fangirl) Confessions

This summer is going to be packed full of trips and I will want a playlist to listen to on the many road trips between destinations. I tried to keep it short? 😂

Most of these songs have a backstory on how they came to be part of my life (yep, you can cringe. Music is just so awesome though). Some of them I have discussed, but some are too weird and personal to share – but I do write about a few embarrassing ones.

Amarillo Tony Christie

This song holds a special place in my heart. I can’t remember the first time I listened to this song, so it must have been a while ago. With me going to Menorca (a Spanish speaking island) I think it would be quite fitting!

Late Nite – The Strokes

Breakfast At Tiffany’sDeep Blue Something

I can’t really explain how many memories this song gives me. I’ve only listened to it in good parts of my life, so there’s no nostalgia held to its name!

Hall Of FameThe Script

Rain – The Script

ParklifeBlur.

This song is so… British. I love the dialogue used in the beginning.

Pretty Shining People and ParadiseGeorge Ezra

Ezra’s new (not so new anymore) album: Staying At Tamara’s is a hit for me. I love every single song in it, though my favourites are these two.

TroublemakerOlly Murs

Somebody Told Me – The Killers

Mr Brightside – The Killers

Not only is this an indie anthem, it is also a song that was played on repeat at my summer Scout camp last year. There was this open-air stage that was emitting music from 9:00am until 23:00 every day. I am so blessed. Some of this was live music as well!

ImagineJohn Lennon

Great message. Great man.

Are You Gonna be My Girl – Jet

Mr. Blue SkyElectronic Light Orchestra

I wasn’t one of those people who got obsessed with this song after its participation in Guardians of the Galaxy. I have always had a connection with this song. Maybe I was in primary school when I heard for the first time? Maybe even before that?

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My Summer Bucketlist 2019

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

I don’t know if you are aware of the American Youtuber: Haley Pham. A couple of weeks ago she released a video called ‘My Summer Bucketlist’ and I was really intrigued. She complied a list, in her bullet journal, of what she wanted to do with her long summer break. I actually have a couple of weeks left of school so my list will not be as long. Also, I am very busy in August time so that’s nearly a month gone. Still, there are a few things I am eager to do this holiday.

1. Go to a theme park (with a friend)

There is a theme park near me that I have not attended in my whole life. This may be an expensive one, but I would really love to go. Hopefully, with a friend who knows their way around 😂 as many of them do!

2. Camp in the garden

This one is quite achievable. A tent, books and board games! I’d definitely do one night solo and then another with a friend.

This photo is totally unrelated but I wanted to use it somewhere 😂

3. Go on a few evening bike rides

They are my favourite thing to do when the weather is warmer. Hopefully I’ll manage to do a few of them before I head off to all my Guide camps and Menorca!

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Monthly Playlist | June (Collaboration With Maryam @ infinitelyadaydreamer)

Despite playing the cello, I am obsessed with Indie Rock music. You would expect a classical instrumentalist to enjoy the likes of Beethoven but my favourite bands are Arctic Monkeys and The Vaccines. Today I am sharing with you my favourite modern Indie tunes which I have been listening to this month!

This post has been written in collaboration with my blogging friend, Maryam. The posts on infinitelyadaydreamer consist of thoughtful articles on social problem/debates, very aesthetic lifestyle posts and weekly motivation! I hope you can go and check out the music post she wrote on her blog.

Now, let’s get in with the playlist!

Holy Mountain [Explicit] – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

I didn’t have very high expectations for this album. Nothing can beat the original Oasis, but Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds are so good!

Are You Gonna Be My Girl – Jet

Let us just appreciate the guitar skills in this song 👏

Chelsea Dagger – The Fratellis

*starts bouncing up and down on the bed* I love the vocals in this. It’s a proper ‘band’ song, if you get what I mean?

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Monthly Playlist | May 2019 | Harry Styles, The 1975

Welcome to my monthly playlist!

I did this a couple of months ago, but didn’t keep up with it. Hopefully you will be seeing these posts monthly, not just as a one-off 😂. Amazon Music is the platform I use to listen to music. It is not as interactive as Spotify, so I cannot share the playlist directly with you. Yet, you can search them up if you are interested.

In the middle of May, we reached 20-30 degrees! If you are from the UK, you will be aware of this. Because of the return of warm temperatures, I decided to revisit some tunes that I listened to constantly in the heatwave. Actually, this time last year, we were already in it! These songs include:

I love the new Harry Styles album. I started listening to it in the beginning of last year. As a One Direction fan girl, I was really intrigued! To be honest, I do prefer this album to any 1D album. It has more individuality, rather than the common pop songs. I think my favourite is Kiwi, though my favourite for the lyrics is Two Ghosts. My favourite line from Two Ghosts is: ‘two ghosts swimming in a glass half-empty’. It kinda reminds me of Twilight (it’s a weird comparison, but if you have read it: you’ll know)

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