Thursday, 12 November 2015

An Autumnal Life Update

Reader, I realise we don't chat a lot. I mean, we do - my phone is permanently attached to my hand so I'm almost always on Twitter, and I'm writing blog posts all the time - but I never really update you about... well, life.

You might not care about it. That's fine. But if you are interested, here's what I've been up to recently.

Firstly, I've started watching Scream Queens and I actually like it. This is a big thing for me because I only watch two other TV shows, and I hardly ever find one that I want to continue watching. Scream Queens started airing on TV here in the UK a few weeks ago so I thought I might as well check it out before I got too behind to bother. And it's hilariously ridiculous. It's a show that doesn't take itself seriously at all, and it's both the best and worst thing I have ever seen. Seriously, it's rubbish but I am in love. (If you're in the UK, who do you think the killer is? If you're anywhere else in the world, no spoilers please.)

As well as watching Scream Queens (and making two of my friends equally obsessed with it) I've been doing NaNoWriMo, otherwise known as National Novel Writing Month.This is my first time doing the adult version instead of the one aimed at young people, the difference being that you have to write 50,000 words on the adult one but you can set your own target on the other. I've never written something so lengthy so hitting that word count is my aim, rather than writing something amazingly awesome that all literary agents want - although that would be nice. It's going well so far! You can watch my video about NaNoWriMo here, and if you click here you can add me as a friend.

Along with that, I've started running. I don't know if this is going to be a regular thing. It makes me feel like I'm dying and last time I went I almost stepped on a frog and it freaked me out so I came home again. I prefer sitting on the sofa, to be honest.

I've been settling in (again) at InterHigh, too, because in case you missed it, the #HelpAmber campaign was successful! The people in my class are lovely and I think we all share a love of talking, so that's a bonus.

Also, Bonfire Night happened aka one of my favourite nights of the year. There's just something nice about being warmed up by a huge bonfire in a field full of people whilst listening to music really loudly and watching colourful explosions in the sky. This is the first year in a few that I've felt comfortable going and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy fireworks.

On a similar topic, I finally learned how to do the slow shutter speed thing (or the show slutter speed thing, as I kept accidentally calling it...) on my camera, so I had a play around with that and some sparklers. I wish they'd been in focus more and next year I'll definitely be trying to improve, but I don't think they're completely awful for a first try.

Sooo yeah. They're some of the things I've been up to recently. What's going on in your life right now?


  1. I really enjoyed reading that. And "It makes me feel like I'm dying and last time I went I almost stepped on a frog" made me chuckle!

  2. Updates are some of my favourite posts from bloggers :)

  3. It's true, everyone in our classes at InterHigh are lovely - especially English Literature :D Instead of NaNoWriMo, I'm doing a BlogNoWriMo sort of thing (that doesn't make sense in the acronym/abbreviation, I know), where I'm trying to write a blog post every day in November - surprisingly that's actually going well :)

  4. Thank-you for sharing this, Amber! I live in the UK, and I've been loving Scream Queens too. It's pretty annoying how everyone in USA has the whole of series 1, while we have to wait a week for each episode! I would have said Chanel for the killer, but it might just be too obvious...

    ~Denise @ The Bibliolater