Friday, 4 August 2017

The Start Of Something New - July Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup

Ah the start of something new.

It's such a fantastic feeling.  A mixture of nerves and excitement and thinking whether you've done the right thing or not!  New adventure, same old me.  I'm keen!!


Life
July has been both a quiet month but also a big one for me.  I am now a student of design and next year hopefully I'll be a graphic design students and I am loving how everything is going.  I've just finished my second week back and I am LOVING it!  I'm studying at Tafe and it's so different to university.  It has been fun to adapt to a different learning style and situation but I'm still going to be using everything I learnt from university and taking that through to Tafe so I keep on track of everything.

I've met a heap of new people and we've all got our spots and computers in the classroom that we all like to use which is  bit funny.  I've chosen a computer that is second from the end and I like that because I'm not on the end and only have one person to bounce ideas off.  I sit between two guys and the ideas just bounce around and it's so productive!  But we also then just shut off and get on with everything so it's great!  My spot faces a wall but I also am facing a wall but just to the left there are huge windows so it's nice to be able to see the outside which I didn't get to have with my desk at uni!

But long story short I am loving studying design and for once in a very long time, I feel content with how my life is going.  So I'm happy!

Music has been interesting.  And I use the word in interesting in a not so happy way.  We were meant to be competing in an A-Grade section at these music championships but we're not anymore because not enough people were fronting up to rehearsals.  While I completely get that people have lives outside of music, everyone made a commitment to music and when people just don't take it seriously that annoys me.  It's like a group assignment on a huuuuuge scale and we clearly got the people who didn't want to do anything.

So that was annoying.  But also a relief.  Because if we had gone ahead and competed it would have actually been a train crash on stage and no one wants that.  So it's kind of a good thing but also an annoying thing.  Especially when you have people who spent hours and hours and hours learning how to play the test piece and it's all kind of for nothing?  Sure I know how the play it but the end goal was to play it in a competition setting and now we're not doing it.  Many sad faces.

BUT WE HAVE TO INCLUDE A POSITIVE ABOUT MUSIC!  I am now a percussion player in a little band who is playing in an ungraded section!  The kids in this group have only been playing for a few years and gosh they are so adorable.  They toot their little hearts out and it doesn't matter that they're out of tune, they are just enjoying it so much!  I get to play the timpani (living out a life goal here!), the bells, tambourine, scraping a cymbal with a coin and also the highly technical triangle.  I have a triangle solo and also a timpani solo and damn I am keen!

Instagram
It was in June's Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup that I mentioned when you hit milestones and then it goes straight back down and you've no longer hit that milestone.  Well.  Ya girl hit 500 followers on Instagram and it just went up from there!  I'm not about numbers because I genuinely don't think I have the brain and mindset to do all of that social media numbers business but woooo !

Also because I will do a little shameless self promo in my blog...  If you're not following me already on Instagram you totally should!  And let me know as well! ;)  < @emmadaisy___ >


~ Easy going Wednesday ~ Mountain line art ~ When winter wasn't so bad ~
~ Nice smelling things and nice reads ~ Sunday Marvel fun ~ Blissful rainy days ~
~ Chilly Friday views ~ Back to the old stomping grounds ~ Earthy Eats providing the goods ~

emmadaisy
Ah my precious little blog!  I've done an alright job of keeping to my schedule, slipped up a couple of times but still I'm pretty chuffed.  Now that I'm studying again, I'm going to have to really really knuckle down with scheduling or reduce my weekly blog posts from two to three.  I don't know what I'll do at the moment but you'll be able to see what's happening on my blog so see how everything is going!


I hope you lovely folk all had a lovely July and am ready for August.  I'm trying to not get sick so wish me luck!  Damn horrible flues!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July Top Five

I have been so excited to share these top five favourites with you all!

July has been such an interesting month and would you look at that I wrote that exact sentence last month hahaha ah that's awkward... 


The Good Karma Hospital.  I'm not one to watch all that much tv, I stick to YouTube if I'm honest.  In the last few months/year or so the amount of shows I've watched has reduced quite a bit, however a new beauty has appeared on the screen and I am LOVING IT!  The Good Karma Hospital.  I saw some promos for this and did think it sounded interesting but never made a mental note as to when it was on.  Big mistake because I nearly missed the first episode when it initially aired here and I would have probably been fuming.  I love the show.  If you haven't seen it already, to sum the show up in a few words - it is a medical drama where Ruby Walker heads off to South India to make a fresh start in a hospital which is understaffed, unfunded and with an abundance of patients.  And you'll have to watch the show to see what else happens hehehehe!  I love everyone in it and not going to lie Dr Varma although he can seem grumpy he such a character!

Crunch Time.  Simon's Cat is a cheeky cat and one that has made me laugh so hard (to the point I have to leave the room and calm myself down) and now he's got his own game app and I am hooked!  It's a classic one where you have to connect coloured treats so solve levels, where goals include feeding cats the treats that they want, collecting goldfish, getting milk and knocking a pug and an 'evil' squirrel away and so much more!  I love the graphics in this and the illustrations are just so cute in definitely in keeping with what I have known and love from Simon's Cat.  I also think it is a lot more challenging than it seems.  Looks cute but some of the levels are quite challenging so prepare yourself for that!


Witness, Katy Perry.  15 songs and 57 minutes of fresh tunes!  I love!  I adore Katy Perry and her Prism album was one which I listened to on repeat and I was more than ready for another album!  I wrote more on my thoughts of Witness here if you'd like to check that out!  I am hooked on this album and was listening to it find myself regularly humming to my favourites on the album!

Winter.  I am a lover of the cooler seasons.  Don't get me wrong, sunshine is lovely but there is nothing greater than sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea and just enjoying the moment.  Add some rain into that and then ah it is just so relaxing!  You get to snuggle up in cosy clothes and I cracked out a pair of boots I haven't been able to wear and I am just so happy!!  I may or may not have bought a few more winter woolies and new additions for my wardrobe....


Hamish & Andy, True Story.  If you are from Australia then the names Hamish and Andy are two which you should know of pretty well and if you haven't then get ready.  They're an iconic duo who have their own radio show (one of my favourites) and they now have their own tv show.  I was a little hesitant about how this would pan out, but I was hooked after the first episode!  Essentially people come in with these true stories which seem hard to believe but did happen and then a bunch of awesome Australian actors go and act it out.  Simple concept, awesome results!  There was one episode and I knew one of the guys who was in it so that was different!  They're going to be having a second season of it and I am very keen for that!

I'm still really bad at ending these posts hahaha

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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