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Ready Player One (Review)

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With miserable weather during my spring break, mum suggested going to see something at the cinema. While there wasn't anything I felt I HAD to see, Ready Player One was defintely on my list. Click here to watch the trailer or see below. 
As I wasn't obsessed with seeing this film, while I thought it looked good, I didn't have ridiculously high expectations. I think I can safely say, we all came out having absolutely loved the whole film, the story and the characters. It really blew the trailer out of the water. I thought that they really carefully selected a range of scenes for the trailer which also left a lot of surprise scenes for the movie.  The story centres around a teenage boy who has met a number of friends inside a world created for gamers but has become a type of reality. When he's the first to win part 1 of the competition, he becomes hunted by a wealthy man who wants the prize for himself. Despite the warnings, he falls in love with a character inside the …

Baking, Hair Trials and Shopping! - Spring Break (Part 1)

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The last two weeks of placement were crazy busy so I didn't record much but I did want to share some happy memories before I left for Spring Break! I started the week at the cinema, having hair trials and shopping! 
Click here for the vlog or watch below.  If you saw last week's post you'll have seen a brief run through of the past couple of weeks and how I visited my sister and her family. I also had my first night shift but because the clips were so short I thought I would just add them to this week's vlog instead. 
One of my flatmates just turned 19 so we celebrated her birthday a little late. Sam blew up balloons and turned them into a cute banner while I made a dreamy chocolate caterpillar cake. It was all so much fun and amazingly, it all went perfectly smoothly.   We tried to convince Vicki we were out but my big plans for a surprise didn't quite turn out so she came before everyone else had arrived in the end. Nevertheless, it was still a fun night followe…

Santa Clarita Diet - Season 2 (Review)

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Santa Clarita Diet is a Netflix original series that is completely unlike anything out there before. After watching the first with my old flatmate, we've both been excitedly counting down the days until they released the second series. 
Click here to watch the trailer or see below.  When I first saw the trailer for this show last year, I was excited to see Drew Barrymore in a new project but also thought it looked absolutely crap. I never intended to watch more than the first few minutes but it's oddly addictive and enjoyable. Once I started watching, I couldn't stop and I binge watched both the first and the second series within days.  The plot is utterly ridiculous. A *no spoiler* causes Drew's character to die and come back to life as a decaying body that relies on human bodies as a food to survive. I was actually pleasantly surprised at how the story progressed in this second series. The reasoning behind the unusual condition is revealed and we learn more about th…

Tomb Raider (Review)

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Tomb Raider is the latest 20th century remake of a classic. I was super excited when I heard it was being released and I couldn't wait to see it. Luckily, my mum agreed and we both headed to the cinema to watch it together. 
Click here to watch the trailer or see below. 
I thought Alicia Vikander was the perfect Lara Croft and actually provided a refreshingly modern twist to an often repetitive plot. I loved her strength and ease, but I think the clever puzzles were extremely well thought out. It was intriguing to see the mind games needed and I really enjoyed seeing how they overcame all the traps.  I do feel like unfortunately, the film dragged. While it was fast paced the entire way through, I missed the character and relationship development. For example, even mundane tasks like a bicycle race were turned into sequences that were seemingly life or death.
Unlike many reviews I have read, I don't think the plot was predictable at all. I really enjoyed the twists and changes…

I'm Back and an Update!

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For the first time in the history of having a blog, I took a break. And quite honestly, I needed it. I've always wanted to stick to my schedule and luckily, I've always managed to. I've even had times when I've gone above what I'd planned and that's always made me so happy. Doing my first midwifery placement (more on that later), has been incredibly time consuming and tiring. I've always told myself and you, my readers, I wouldn't write a post for the sake of posting. I never wanted to force myself to write because I want to always love sharing what I choose to on this platform. I noticed I was posting late and forcing myself to write which is so not like me...so I decided to take a break. 
Well, the one week break turned into two weeks because while my fingers were begging to type away, I felt that I wanted to really focus on my last week on placement and so I did. So despite being away for two weeks, I'm sure you've had a lovely break and hop…

Easter Break!

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For the first time since I started blogging properly, I've decided to take a week's break from posting on here for the whole of next week. I will be back on the 2nd April with my normal Monday, Wednesday and Friday schedule and I hope I'll have some of the posts written up so that I don't get behind again.
In the meantime, I've set up brand new social media accounts for my blog as I've decided to make my personal social media accounts private. For those of my family and friends that follow me, I'm sure they will appreciate the division.

Be sure to follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest!

Also, Happy Easter. I hope you all have a great holiday and enjoy the bank holidays (if you're not working like me!).

How to Balance Working Full Time and Blogging!

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You've probably noticed over the last couple of months that the blog posts haven't quite been going up on time and that's because I've started my new university course. Today I have a fellow student sharing her top tips on how to balance working full-time (or university) and running a blog at the same time. It's amazing how many people make a living off blogging, so it's easy to forget how many more people do this on the side. I'm just one of many so I'm sure this post will help a lot of people.

Katie from Just Katiee is a 24 year old event manager from the UK and has been blogging since 2014. Her blog focuses on all aspects of life, with bits of beauty, fashion, travel and home thrown in. She sounds very similar to me, so if you're even remotely intrigued, go check our her website and say hi!

Katie started her blog during her placement year of university. She was working full-time, didn't post regularly and never really found a routine that sui…