First week of University!

Its finally here!

This week marks the start of my adventure to gaining a degree in Media and Communications. The start of new experiences, new friendships, a new chapter in my life. On the train to university, I couldn’t help but become overwhelmed with how much I was already stepping out of my comfort zone!

For the past 7 years of my life, I have travelled the same journey on the same bus route, with the same people having similar conversations day in and day out. However, on this particular sunny Monday, I was travelling alone with a book, travelling on an 8:07 train on my way to the second biggest city in the UK to begin the first week of my studies. For the whole summer, the idea of travelling alone terrified me and trains were never in question as a means of travel. But for university, it was my only option! Flash forward to today, five days after, I am already planning trips across the country to visit friends and explore new places on my own! Never would I have thought it would be this easy to face an anxious thought and understand that I am truly in control of my choices and life!


I have never had an issue with talking to new people and making new friends, but when there are so many people from across the country in the same room as you, it becomes a completely terrifying activity to introduce yourself! Nevertheless, I have managed to get through the week without completely making an ass out of myself and showing myself up!

Since I’m commuting to university, I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get the same experience as others that live on campus! Meeting new room-mates and creating a friendship group as soon as you get there, that sort of thing was much easier if you’re sharing a flat together! Even though I’m not in that positon, I went to one of the Freshers events with my best friend Ellie (love you gurl!) and we had THE best time ever! It was super fun and if you don’t drink too much, pretty cheap as well! We’re going to another on Monday and I am SOOO excited for it!


Finally, even though I have lived near Birmingham all my life and travelled there a few times, I never realised how much I was actually missing out on and how little I had explored! The only times I usually went to Birmingham was to go to gigs and meet up with friends; therefore, I had never explored Digbeth and The Custard Factory. However, with the welcome week task that we had, I managed to see sites that I had never seen before! I’ll include some pictures below and also, here’s a link to the video we made for our task. We didn’t win a prize but hey-ho, we had a great day!

All in all, to sum up the week in one word it would have to be insightful! Its introduced me to what times to travel and not to get up late after a night out on your second day, oops! It’s allowed me to understand the different types of people outside of the safe four walls in a school building. It’s also made me realise how different the world is outside of everything you’re used to, as well as realising how my choice to go to university and study Media was the best decision I could have made!

I hope you have enjoyed and thank you for reading! xxx

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The Disney Tag

It is no lie and no secret that I absolutely adore Disney! If you didn’t know that, where have you been?! I pretty much live for Disney and it keeps me happy when times are tough, gives me some great soundtracks for any mood I’m in as well as reminding me that growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional!

As my blog becomes more personal and I’m getting into the feel of the things I want to post, I’ve decided to start writing Disney posts! I know this isn’t going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but some may like it and considering Disney is a part of my life, it only seems right to mention it every now and then! So to start the thread of Disney posts, it only feels right to begin with a Disney tag! Enjoy!

Favorite Disney movie?

Do you know how much of a difficult question this is for a Disney fan? I’d have to say my fave film of all time would be Peter Pan. From the opening credits the music turns me into a blubbering mess and I think it’s the most magical out of all!

Walt Disney World or Disneyland?

I’ve only ever been to one park and that’s Disneyland Paris. Even if I did visit any other park I don’t think it can beat DLP because I have so many memories there from when I was young and from recent trips!

Favorite Disney character?

This is so difficult! Okay I’m splitting it into categories!

Favorite princess- Rapunzel

Favorite villain- Dr. Facilier

Favorite classic character- Donald Duck

Favorite side kick- Pascal or Mushu

Favorite prince- Naveen from PATF

The First Disney Movie you remember seeing in the theatres

Not too exciting but I’m pretty sure it was Piglets Big movie… Not sure whether it was the first but its definitely the first one I remember!

What type of Disney item do you collect the most?

It used to be toys but recently it’s pins and ornaments!

Your favorite Disney song?

SOOOOO MANY! TOO MANY! Okay top 3 are Go The Distance from Hercules, Almost There from Princess and the Frog and Why Should I Worry from Oliver and Company!

Favorite attraction/ride at the parks

Space Mountain and Pirates of the Caribbean!

What is your dream job at Disney?

Either a cast member on a attraction/parade or working in something to do with PR!

Who’s the park character you never want to miss meeting at the parks?

PETER PAN! I have the best interaction with Peter every single time I go to DLP and it makes my trip so happy and magical!

What’s your most treasured Disney item?

My Walt Disney pin. He is my hero and I love him so much for creating so much magic in my life and this world.

Which Disney voice actor would you most like to meet?

Robin Williams which I know will never be possible but I wish I could have met him. His voice as the genie is something that will always be my favourite!

Favorite Disney movie that’s not a classic/famous? Excluding Black Cauldron

Oliver and Company! I don’t think that’s very famous is it?

If you could say anything to Walt Disney right now, what would it be?

Your magic in this world has made me into a happier and more positive human being and I cannot thank you enough for that. Your magic will continue to inspire my life.

Your favourite parade/show at the parks?

Of course representing DLP, Magic on Parade, but Fantillusion was amazing when I saw it and I’m dying to see the Soundsational parade!

Your favourite Disney memory?

There are so many oh my gosh! Okay so just a few: when I met Peter Pan and he thought I was a pirate and interacted with me during the parade, when Peter Pan blew me a kiss on the float, when Eeyore ran away with me on his back through Adventureland and when Tigger came into the hotel arcade and started playing against me on a racing game!

Do you have a favorite pair of Mickey ears?


My classic Minnie Mouse ones!

If you could, what ‘forgotten princess’ would you add to the official lineup?

Even though she’s not really a princess, Pocahontas for sure! Or Merida.

Your favourite princess dress/outfit?

Ariel’s town dress, the one in the Kiss The Girl scene!

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Your favourite Disney soundtrack?

Peter Pan or The Princess and the Frog!

Favorite restaurant at the parks?

Its technically not in the park but Planet Hollywood or Anettes Diner!

How did you first discover the magic of Disney?

I was bought up with Disney since I was a baby, but I remember being 14 and watching Tangled at Christmas. After watching it I asked my mom whether we could go back to Disneyland Paris and the rest is history. I’ve loved Disney ever since!

Saddest moment in a Disney film?

Tangled when Eugene “dies”. No spoilers no spoilers!

Best Disney kiss


If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose?

Neverland all day e’ryday!

Which Disney princess has the best sidekick?

Rapunzel of course! Pascal is one of my favorites!

Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family?

It indeed run’s through the family! My mom, my auntie and my cousin are all Disney obsessed just like me!

Favorite hotel at the parks?

I love the Sequoia Lodge but the Disneyland Paris hotel is actually breathtaking and I’m happy I can even admit that I’ve stayed there!

Do you plan to have your honeymoon at a Disney park?

Is that a trick question? I plan to get married INSIDE a Disney park!

Post a picture of yourself that’s Disney-related


Which Disney movie will always have a special place in your heart and for what reason?

There are three that mainly stick out for me.

  1. Tangled because it sparked the magic inside of me again.
  2. Snow White because I always remember watching it as a kid
  3. The Jungle Book because it was always my Grandpa’s favourite film and I miss him so when I watch it, it reminds me of him.