What a Day to be Alive!

Teenagers are usually very easy to please, we just want our phone, our space and our wifi. This time of year it’s even easier. As much as it might seem like a pain to buy for us, we usually don’t want anything except what is the latest trend. It’s simple, buy me what everyone wants or has and I’ll be happy.

However, today (Friday 12th December), it takes even less to make us happy. To put it simply, today is a day when we receive gifts from the people we love. Going out on a limb here I am going to say that nearly 80% of all teenagers have either read the Harry Potter series or listened to 5 Seconds of Summer. Some are like me and are in love with them both.

If you have even a mild interest in either, you’re in luck. If you completely obsess over one or both, then your world has just been complete. Today marks the day of the release of 5 Seconds of Summer’s latest album (yeah these albums are just dropping like flies, I love it!!!) and the first short story in the Harry Potter collection.

Livesos is the highly original (note the sarcasm) title of the album that has been released by 5 Seconds of Summer today. Incidentally, it is an album full of fan favourites played live by 5sos, hence the name. This is a perfect Christmas idea for all the teens who are in love with the Aussie band.

A few days ago, JK Rowling, world renowned author of the Harry Potter series, sent word that she would be releasing one short story a day from the 12th- 24th of December. These short stories would be centred around all the untold stories of the Harry Potter series. I know this doesn’t sound like such a big deal, but to every single Potterhead in the world, this is massive news.

I’ll write reviews for both the Livesos and Harry Potter short story once I have listened and read them both.



Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! Christmas is my absolute favourite time of the year and the day itself is the best day of the year for me. For me Christmas has always been a time where everyone is always happier and families see each other more. Although I love getting presents, I know that’s not what it’s all about.

Around Christmas time, it seems to me as if all issues are less important and smiles take over everything else. I think it’s sad that some families either don’t catchup or refuse to talk to each other. Christmas should be spent with people you love as I believe that is the whole idea of the day.

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and hope that you have a great day, I know I will.

Ciao Ash x

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Beautifully said Ash. Merry Christmas to all our family and friends.

This year we will spend the day celebrating with my husband’s family for lunch and special friends for dinner. My family celebrated 2 weeks ago as we will all be separated this year.

Christmas is all about being with those special in your life. This is horrible to say but I don’t like the year as much when lunch is not with my family. I love my husband’s family but lunch with mine is always more fun.

The traditions I grew up with I have tried to install into my kids lives. The presents are all wrapped, sitting in piles awaiting their excited faces. The stockings are Dad’s socks, stuffed with chocolates (yes they are clean). We put out a little food and drink for Santa and Reindeer. It’s very special and important to me and I want my children to always have positive memories of this wonderful time.

Love to everyone.

cheers natalie


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