Back to Blogging - Where Have I Been

Monday, June 18, 2018

Whoa, long time no see! It honestly feels like forever since I sat down and wrote a blog post, but let me tell you it feels good to be back. The past few months have been crazy busy and blogging was subsequently put on the backburner - I haven't posted in a few months but for a while before that all of my posts were rushed and quickly put together. But now I'm back, armed with a Costa Salted Caramel Frostino and a new podcast episode, and ready to fill you in on everything you've missed over the past few months, so keep reading for the biggest life update you'll ever read!

The main reason for my blogging absence has been sitting my A Levels, which I finally finished on Friday. I'll be completely honest - A Levels are really tough. I've always said that academics come before blogging, and I've been dedicating a majority of my time to studying that left barely any remaining for writing posts. On top of a whole day of college, I started staying in the college library til 7pm to get in some extra hours of productive revision rather than procrastinating at home, and then during exam seasons extended this til 10pm in Costa to get in as many hours as possible, so when I say I barely had any time I meant it literally. Now that they're over, I can definitely see that I was working too hard and perhaps burnt myself out towards the end, as I reached a point of literal exhaustion, but I'm proud that I put my 100% all into revision, even if it did mean giving up a lot of my time. Regardless of what my results are, I'll know for certain that I literally couldn't have put in more effort or time. I might actually write a blog post about my A Level experience in more detail, if that's something you guys would like to see.

However, life hasn't been full-on A Levels, as I've actually had an incredibly busy few months that have eaten up any moments that I've not been revising. I thought I'd share a few of those things with you...

I've actually went to 2 concerts in the past couple months (which coincidentally fell within 2 weeks of each other), and although listening to live music isn't something I do often, I really enjoy it. The first was Bastille's Reorchestrated Tour, which is something I've been anticipating for years now. It's no secret that I'm a huge Bastille fan and have been since I was 13, so finally getting to hear them live was a dream come true, as well as Charlie Barnes and To Kill a King as the opening acts. The moment the first chord of The Anchor started playing was perhaps my favourite moment in the entire thing, and the concert as a whole was so well put-together with the choir and string section, making it an incredibly special and enjoyable night.

The second concert I went to was Eden's Vertigo tour, which was a very last minute plan but proof that spontaneous decisions are definitely worth it. I'd only listened to Eden's music for a couple of months beforehand so I was fairly new to it but I really fell in love with the music and the event was insane. My favourite songs were definitely Fumes and Rock n Roll, although all of them were reproduced incredibly, sounding almost identical to the studio versions. The entire concert felt incredibly special and is a memory I'll cherish for a long time, as I genuinely loved every second.

As I'm now 18, that has also warranted a couple of nights out in Liverpool with my friends. If I'm completely honest, I didn't expect myself to be a clubbing kind of person but I was pleasantly surprised, as I had the best time dancing and just enjoying life with all of my closest friends. These were definitely well-needed breaks from revision and even if they left me completely exhausted (and ill after the first one!) I thoroughly enjoyed both.

Another thing that won't come as a surprise if you follow me on Twitter is that I've also got a boyfriend! As cringey as it may be updating you on this, it's something that I couldn't leave out of this post. Over the past 3 months we've had some amazing times together, including bike riding around Albert Dock, doing an escape room (which definitely lived up to my expectations), bowling and lots of other fun activities, as well as many chill times in the park and revision sessions. I've genuinely had the happiest 3 months spent with him and I still find it mad how two people can get along so well, and so I knew that I had to share this huge part of my life with you guys (although if you follow me on Twitter, you'd already know about a lot of these things!)

I've also been incredibly busy with rehearsals lately, as the Lipa show is only a week away. This years show is 'Into the Woods' and I'm playing the role of Cinderella, which is both an honour to be awarded with a main role and a huge responsibility for me to fulfil. I've been at Lipa for 7 years now and this will be my last show before I leave for university, so it'll hopefully be the perfect way to end an amazing experience. There's a lot of preparation going into the show, with lines to learn, songs to rehearse and many last-minute adjustments, but hopefully it'll all pay off next week if the show goes well.

Portugal is also on the agenda as me and my friend Amy booked a holiday for mid-July, which I can't wait for! I'm honestly dying for some sun and time to relax after exams, so our getaway will be a well-earned break, as well as my first time on holiday without my family. You can expect a lot of holiday pictures on my social media so that's definitely something to look out for!

More recently, I also finished my time at college studying A Levels. Although exams ended for me a couple of days ago, my final day of college before study leave was actually at the end of May. As someone who doesn't bode well with change I was quite apprehensive about this, but what I do know is that I've had the best 2 years of college meeting new people and studying subjects that I genuinely enjoy, even if it was incredibly stressful at times.

I think that's pretty much everything major to catch you up on, so as you can see it's been a jam-packed few months with literally no free time. But now it's summer, I'm ready to get back into blogging, and the time away has made me realise just how much I've missed it.

So you're probably wondering what I'll be doing with my blogging schedule and if I'll be returning to my old upload routine. The good news is, I'll continue posting weekly on a Sunday, so there's no change there. However, as the next few months are the summer holidays, I'll also be posting more regularly from time to time. I can't promise how often this'll be, but you can expect quite a few extra posts on here through the week, so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for that!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and that you're excited as I am to get back to blogging! If you want more regular updates (as well as hearing about what I'm doing on a day to day basis) then make sure you follow my social media accounts which are linked above, especially Twitter which I'm really active on. Thank you very much for reading this post and I'll see you again shortly with another one!

Love from Daisy x


  1. I'm so glad you are back blogging again, I have missed your posts! Youand your boyfriend are so cute! I hope you have a super fun summer x

    Erin // Everything Erin

    1. I'm so glad to be back as well honestly, I've missed reading yours aswell so I'll have to have a catch up! Thank you so much, and I hope you do too! x

  2. Welcome back! As a full-time student, I totally understand your struggle to balance your blog and school (not to mention having a social life). I am so excited to read your future posts.

    Seraphina x | Not That Kind of Lake

    1. Thank you! It's definitely something I struggled with this year, although I managed much better during GCSEs, but I'm so glad to be back! And I'll have to give yours a read now! x