I Like Music… A Lot


So, I like music.




Let me rephrase, I LOVE music.


I inherited my love of music from Dad. From an early age, he would sit me and my sister down, play classical music and explain what it was trying to portray. He would also play music when we went on long car journeys (nearly all my extended family live in England so that was frequent). In addition to this, He also leads the singing in the church we attend so, I think it’s fair to say music has played quite a big part in my life.


Over the years, my music taste has developed into quite an eclectic mix. Here are just some of musicians and bands that I either have very strong memories of or that I have grown to love over the years (and yes I will be listening to each of them as I write their section)

First on the list is the first band that I ever followed or even knew about…


  1. S Club 7

This an excellent gauge for how I’ve always loved music. They broke up in April 2003… I was 5 years old. Generally, I’m not a fan of pop music but that doesn’t matter. They will always have a place in my heart.

Next up is a band I may end up writing a whole post about each of their albums because I can say so much about their music.

  1. Coldplay

I love Coldplay. My first memories of Coldplay are listening to the album X and Y while driving through Bristol city centre at night on our way to stay with family. Their first few albums are by far my favourite albums of all time. I’m not such a fan of their more recent stuff but some of it is good. Nothing beats original Coldplay.


  1. Bastille and Of Monsters and Men

These two go together because Bad Blood and My Head Is An Animal where the first ever albums I owned. I got them as birthday presents from my mum and dad and since then they have been used to death (I can sing them both back to back without any help)

And finally, my guilty pleasure

  1. Taylor Swift

Stop judging me.

There’s literally nothing about her music that would make you say ‘Oh, I think Abi would like this’. She sings mostly pop and country both of which I dislike and Her songs are generally sappy love songs which I dislike. But despite all this, I still love her music. I think its testament to just how well written they are that even someone like myself would listen to songs such as Love Story and 22  and enjoy them.


I could probably write a book about my favourite music and why I like it. These are just a few of the more significant ones.

Also there’s a good chance that I’m going to write many more in depth posts about each of my favourite bands/genre’s/song and how I’m obsessed with learning to play musical instruments, so be prepared.


Back By Popular Request! (It was like one email but that’s besides the point)



Been awhile…


I’m not gonna make any more promises about how often I will post cause, as I’m sure you have realised, I’m useless.

Again, Soz but I can’t help it.

I don’t have much planned for this blog at the moment. I’m gonna try and come up with a list of things that I can talk about but it’s probably just gonna be all over the place. I know once I actually sit down and think I’ll have a list a mile long but procrastination is fun.

So, why am I writing again?

If you had read the title you would know, I’m back by popular request…


… one email definitely counts as popular…



P.s. Love the pic of Dash 😛

…It definitely does.




I’m still alive! (The second post…two months late…sorry)



One post every week…

Yeah, that didn’t happen.

Who was I kidding? I don’t have that kind of motivation or time management.

Lets try again. This time I’m going to lower my expectations. We’ll try for one post every two weeks and see how that goes. I’ve finished college so I will have some spare time that I can put to good use ( like writing my blog instead of scrolling through tumblr for three hours straight…true story).

Okay, so there are a few things that I need to catch you up on. Unfortunately, the trip to Edinburgh didn’t happen due to it being quite short notice and a lot of folk not being able to make. However, there are few interesting things that have happened over the last week that I’d like to share with you.

First of all, a couple of Saturdays ago, I attended an event in Glasgow called StoryCon. It basically consisted of a series of Workshops on things like youtubing, writing relationships and fanfiction. I will dedicate a whole post to it I promise.

Secondly, last week I took part in an event called Mission Discovery which was epic! It was a week long event which consisted of college and school students from all over the area coming together into teams in order to design and present an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station. I know! How awesome is that! I will also dedicate a whole post to this as well cause I wont be able to do justice to the experience in this post.

Lastly, in July I will be taking part in another event (apparently I have a thing for events) called Camp NANOWRIMO. Basically, its to encourage writers to finish their projects (which I need all the help I can get with)  by connecting them with other writers. It lasts a month, so I will keep you guys updated as to how I do.

I think that’s it for now other then a few small things. Obviously, I have a couple of posts planned already, in addition to this my hiatus has not been an entire waste as I have about 3 other posts (another example of my extreme procrastination and laziness) I have started  and will  try and finish for you guys. Also, I will hopefully have a few social media accounts set up by the end of the week. I aim to have a twitter, instagram and tumblr set up but we will see how well that goes.

I would like to take this time to deeply apologise for my uselessness and all I can say is that I will try to do better in the future.

Thank you for your patience


(P.S. Someone sent an email way back when I wrote by first post directing me to this site RHinoHOPE. I’m soo sorry I didn’t reply. My reasons are the a fore mentioned uselessness but I think this is an awesome cause so go and check them out.)

What was I thinking? (the first post)

So I don’t really know what came over me when I decided to start this blog. I think it was a case of severe procrastination. Its the April holidays and instead of having two weeks of free time, I have two weeks of intense catch up to do. Why?  Cause I am in a permanent state of severe procrastination. This means that over the last couple months I have accumulated approximately:

  • 6 Lab reports to write up
  • 6 Lab diaries to write up
  • A graded unit of 5,000 words to finish (I’ve done about 800 words so far)
  • and a chemistry exam the week i go back to revise for

Added to that my busy social life ( which never seems to appear other then when I’ve got a ton of work to do) and working part-time.

I think I’m going to die.

Ohhh! and I nearly forgot. I’ve decided to start a blog. I’m a an idiot.

Soo…yeah. Now that we have established that there was some reason I started a blog. Honestly! Its not just a procrastination tool. I’ve always loved reading blogs and have dreamed of setting up my own. The only problem was that, along with being a terrible procrastinator, I’m also terribly lazy. So I never really got much further then dreaming about a blog. But now that I have finally conquered that first hurdle maybe I will actually be able to have the blog I’ve always dreamed about.

Here’s that plan. I’m going to try my hardest to post a least once week every week. The posts might not be the biggest or the best but it will be a start. The topics will vary greatly but I’m going to set up some pages so you can filter through what you don’t want to see. Most of it will probably be about study and wildlife with the odd one on movies or books or something (cause I’m a massive geek). To begin with this blog is just going to be linked to my personal studyblr (which is just a side blog but it will do until I set up a proper tumblr for this blog) eventually I will set up other social media accounts like twitter or instagram to keep you guys updated on new posts and stuff. I will not however be setting up a facebook cause I have a irrational hatred of it. Soz guys but its not happening.

This week I’m going to a science fair in Edinburgh with a group of friends from college so I would like to do post about that probably for next week but it depends on how the trip goes. If there are any particular topics you want to address please leave a comment and I’ll do my best to make a post on it.

I think that’s about it for now. Thanks for taking time to read my wee blog. Enjoy the rest of your day and talk soon.