The Boyfriend Tag

The Boyfriend Tag

So I’ve wanted to do the boyfriend tag for a while and I finally made Oliver answer some questions about me.

I’ll be writing his answer down first and then I’ll respond to whether it’s right or not!

1. Where did we meet?

Virtual: On MeetMe
Physical: At Norwich Train station

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2. Where was our first date?

Nandos and cinema to watch Jurrasic World

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3. What was your first impression of me?

I thought you were cute

I don’t know if this is true but I hope it is 😂

4. When did you meet my family?

First time I came to Norwich

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5. Do I have any weird obsessions? If so, what…

Yeah, Taylor Swift.

Not weird, just a fangirl.

6. How long have we been together?

4 and a half years

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7. Do we have any ‘traditions’?

We have had some that go on for a month or so and then they stop. We tend to go to TGI Fridays when we celebrate something.

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8. Where was our first holiday?

Portugal.

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9. What was the first thing you noticed about me?

I thought you had big eyes.

I did have huge eyes but he says they’ve shrunk 😂😭

10. What is my favourite restaurant?

TGI Fridays

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11. What do we argue about the most?

Before we moved in we argued about moving in together.

Yup. ✔️

12. Who wears the trousers in the relationship?

Me.

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13. If I am watching tv, what am I watching?

Friends, Gilmore Girls, Jane The Virgin, Love Island.

I also have a bit of an obsession with Greys Anatomy now.

14. What is one food I do not like?

Vanilla ice cream.

I also hate soup and jacket potatoes.

15. What drink do I order if we go out for a meal?

Water but now you’re not such a tight arse you now order diet coke.

True. What can I say? I’m earning now😂

16. What size are my feet?

5

❌ Size 6 actually

17. What is my favourite kind of sandwich?

Ploughman’s

I don’t really have a favourite but I do eat a lot of ploughman’s and ham and mustard sandwiches.

18. What is one talent I have?

Your ability to creep around undetected.

This is true. I scare everyone ✔️

19. What would I eat everyday if I could?

Pizza 🍕

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20. What is my favourite Cereal?

Choc pillows

YASSS ✔️

21. Where was our first kiss?

On your bed.

It sounds dirty but it’s not. We had been dating online for a few months and the first time I met him we were at home with my family because I was too anxious to go out😂

22. What colour are my eyes?

Green

❌ Blue!

23. Who is my best friend?

Angie.

✔️ And you.

24. What is something you do that I wish you wouldn’t do?

Put my clothes on the floor instead of the wash basket.

Yup. Bingo ✔️

25. What kind of cake would you bake me on my birthday?

Chocolate cake.

Half true. My favourite cake is coffee and walnut.

26. What can I spend hours doing?

Moaning

Urm no. ❌

27. If I could live anywhere where would it be?

NYC

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So there you have it! He can be a tit sometimes but he’s my tit. How about you all try this tag, I’d love to see the answers😂

Poetry Corner: Poems About Love

h1 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 20pt;} h2 {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 18pt;} body {font-family: times new roman; font-size: 15pt;} Hello! It’s Vee here. I hope you are all having a great weekend. In this week’s blog I’ve decided to share some poetry I’ve written. If you follow my Instagram: neurotic.writer.ramblings then you would have seen some of my poetry. I thought it would be nice to share some of my poetry with you all. Please let me know your thoughts or even share some of your own poetry in the comments.

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LGBT Book Recommendations

Hey guys! So in this week’s blog I’m going to be giving you some LGBT book recommendations!
I think it’s brilliant that more LGBT books are being published and they’re all I read! So without further ado, here are some of my favourites!
Non Binary and Transgender Books

Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day is about a person called A who wakes up in a different body every day. A could be descried as non binary and this book is one of the most unique I have ever read.

A wakes up one day inside Jason and his girlfriend Rhiannon thinks he’s acting strange because he’s never this kind or romantic. Now A has to figure out a way of staying in one body…
I can’t wait to read the sequel, Another Day since the last book was left on a cliffhanger…


If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo

If I Was Your Girl is about a transgender girl called Amanda. She moves in with her dad and she hopes no one will find out who she used to be…

Even though there are some unrealistic aspects in the book, it was a heart-wrenching and lovely book about acceptance, friendship and family.

The Art Of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson

David Piper is transgender but his family think he’s gay and he gets bullied at school – until he meets Leo. Leo stands up for David and they soon become friends when Leo reveals his past and invites David on an adventure.
This book reminds me of Jacqueline Wilson’s writing and is by far one of my favourite reads. It is heartwarming, real and unpredictable – everything that a good book should be.

Books on sexuality

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On is like Hogwarts but with two wizards who fall in love and defeat the bad guys. Simon Snow is a wizard and Baz, his vampire roommate can’t stand him for being the ‘chosen one.’ However, as they battle together, they soon realise their feelings are more than just magic…
Carry On is fan-fiction from Fangirl, another book by Rowell and I would recommend reading that first.

Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

Lucy is one of my favourite YouTubers and she used to date and live with her girlfriend Kaelyn Petras, another YouTuber. They both inspired me with their YouTube videos about anxiety, long distance and LGBT topics.
However, they broke up after being long distance for six years and Lucy finished her book before they broke up.

Girl Hearts Girl is about Lucy’s journey to discovering she was gay and how she learned to accept it. Lucy also writes about her experiences with anxiety, school, friends and long distance. IT truly is a lovely book about self discovery and acceptance.
Geekerella by Ashley Poston

Geekerella is exactly what it says it is; a Cinderella story with a geeky twist. Danielle lives with her two evil stepsisters and stepmonster. Danielle loves Starfield, a sci-fi program her and her dad used to watch when he was alive.

Her father built a con for all types of fans and Danielle is upset that there’s going to be a Starfield movie with an actor she hates called Darien Freeman. However, they accidentally start texting, not knowing who each other are and Danielle wants to enter a contest at her father’s con to meet Darien and tell him what she thinks.

Sage, who Danielle works with, helps make her a costume and they go to the con together. It turns out Sage and Danielle’s step sister hit it off and even though there isn’t much mention of the LGBT community, it’s still a cute story worth reading!

So there you go! These are some of my favourite LGBT books and I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did!
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Return to New York

Hey guys!

So Oli and I went back to New York last month and although I hate planes (as I mentioned before), I couldn’t wait to plant my feet on to the New York pavement. This time, Oli bought an explorer pass to visit five attractions in New York.

Day One

On the first day – after a good night’s sleep – we wandered down to our favourite place. That’s right, Dunkin’ Donuts for the best hot chocolate in the world.

We had a bit of a lazy day and walked around the Highline. We’ve walked the Highline before when it had snowed, but it was such a nice day and they always have art displays on the overgrown tracks. They are really interesting to read and the sights over the Highline always puts a smile on my face. Last time, when we went, the Red Arrows were flying over. We were incredibly lucky to see them as they weren’t in the US for very long.

We got back to the hotel and then I had a look on Instagram and saw that there was a Taylor Swift Pop Up. So Oli and I rushed on to the subway and queued for two hours to get in to what Oliver called “a shop” (rolls eyes). However, Oli was kind enough to buy me some Taylor Swift pins and I took some photos of the outfits and I even used the same phone that Taylor used in her Look What You Made Me Do music video.

It turned out that Taylor showed up at the Pop Up 20 minutes after we left so obviously I cried like a little baby. However, I did get two Taylor magazines exclusive to Target so I was rather happy. As you can tell, it was the perfect time to visit New York – a day after the release of her album.

Day Two

The second day was slightly more chaotic as we made our way to the Empire State building. It was a bit foggy so we couldn’t see a lot but the view was breathtaking – you could see everything. We spent a lot of money on souvenirs this time and even bought some Empire State chocolate. We then went to Taylor’s house once again and then to the 9/11 museum. It was very strange and eerie seeing pictures of everyone who tragically died. It’s an amazing place to see though and I highly recommend going.

We then made our way to the Statue of Liberty and bought more souvenirs in the gift shop (a Statue of Liberty Panda and Penguin. Yes, we are daft). It’s surprisingly smaller than I thought it was but it was still a great sight to behold.

We then got on the boat to Ellis Island and went around the museum but we were so tired we could barely walk. The museum is great if you enjoy reading – but for us, we had walked so much we just wanted to sit down! I highly recommend going if you’re interested in the history of Ellis Island. It’s phenomenal how many people came through its doors to live in New York.

Day Three

On our last day, we had Dunkin’ Donuts again (can you tell we’re obsessed?) and made our way to the Intrepid Air, Sea and Space museum where we saw a space shuttle and bought astronaut ice cream. The space shuttle was huge and took us by surprise, It’s crazy to think that something that big has gone to space.

With our legs buckling and being too tired to stand, we made our way (long way) to the Natural History museum through Central Park. I was too hungry to enjoy myself and we kept getting lost. One thing they need more of? Sign posts. However, the museum was interesting and the displays were well put together. There’s so much rich history. I was mostly interested in the animals/bird displays so we wandered around those for a while. There’s a makeshift forest in the middle of the museum and it does feel rather scary! There’s also a huge dining hall where you can pay to spend the evening under a ginormous whale statue.

We had to make our way to the airport for our overnight flight and the turbulence on the plane was the worst I’ve felt – but I did manage to sleep for a while. It was sad to come back to the UK again. We hope we can go back again one day and stay a bit longer. And maybe even live there one day.

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A Trip to France

Hello!

Oliver and I have been planning to go to France for a while for my 18th birthday. So Oliver bought our channel tunnel tickets, booked our hotel and off we went!

We drove to the tunnel after Oliver finished work and we spent thirty five minutes traveling underground (which I was overly nervous about for no reason). Oliver’s uncle and aunt own a home near the Somme so we traveled late to stay with them. After a long drive with Oliver driving on the other side of the road for the first time and his mum hilariously slipping over and giving us a laughing fit, we spent the night with his family.

In the morning, after having real French croissants, Oliver drove us to Paris in one piece (apart from a huge lorry nearly squashing us, we managed to survive).

Once we arrived at our Ibis hotel, we settled in and got ready to go to the centre of Paris. We weren’t even a two minute walk to the station so we managed to get there in under forty five minutes.

Once we got there, we came out right in front of the Arc de Triomphe and then made our way to the Eiffel tower. It wasn’t too far to walk and all the buildings and restaurants were so pretty and elegant.

Once we were in sight of the Eiffel tower, I couldn’t quite believe it was that! It looked so different to the photos I have seen. We took some pictures and then couldn’t resist the smell of churros or chichis as they are called in France (I love that word now!). We had churros and Nutella before Oliver dragged me very reluctantly to see how much tickets were to go up the tower. I have a fear of heights so looking up made me feel ill!

When we got through security, we were expecting the tickets to cost 30$ each but they only cost 5$ as we were classed as juniors (16-24)!

I refused to get the elevator so we headed up for a long long long walk to the second floor. We stopped on the first floor where I had my first ever espresso, which I may add, was awful. But we went to the second floor as the summit was closed. We spent a while gazing at the city and it even became dark. We walked back down to the first floor and to my dismay the stairs were closed so I had to get the elevator which I hate!

But afterwards, I was rewarded with a McDonald’s on the Champs Elysees. And then we headed back to the hotel and spent the rest of the night watching Revenge before we had to get some rest to go to Disneyland the next day.

So after a well rested night and still feeling tired in the morning, we left early and headed to Disneyland. We managed to get in early and completed two rides within an hour.

I managed to go on Star Wars Hyperspace and Rock’n Roller Coaster (I hated that one). We also went on It’s A Small World, Crush’s Coaster, Big Thunder Mountain and Pirates of the Carribbean. I did, however, refuse to go on Twilight Zone as it looked terrifying!

I think the worst rides were Big Thunder Mountain, Rock’n Roller Coaster and Crush’s Coaster.

My favourites were probably Pirate’s of the Carribbean and Star Wars Hyperspace as they were more tame than the others!

We went and had some pizza for lunch and did some Disney shopping where Oliver bought me Minnie ears and a Minnie cuddly toy.

We had to catch the tunnel afterwards so we rushed out of Disneyland and back home to bed at 11PM. But the funniest thing that happened that day was when our croissants got hard in the heat in the car and instead of taking it with us or putting it in the bin, I flung it like a frisbee out of the car window.

So there you have it! Our two day holiday in France was amazing and I can’t wait to go back again.

My favourite parts of the trip were going up the Eiffel tower, seeing the Disney castle and having a lot of laughing fits with Oliver.

Have you been to Disneyland? If so, let me know what your favourite ride was!

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Saying Goodbye to 17

Hey there fellow writers and bookworms! So this blog will be a bit different as I turned 18 a few weeks ago and I will be sharing some of my hopes, dreams and everything in between!

I had been waiting for my 18th for such a long time and here it was, right in front of me. For some reason I’m scared of it – I’m finally an adult and I’m still figuring my life out. Going out there and finding what you want to do is scary. But what’s terrifying is never going after your dreams and then regretting it.

In the past year I have overcome anxiety struggles, managed to travel on tubes alone, had several jobs I wasn’t happy in and started a blog. This past year has been a roller coaster of tears, fears and hoping and praying.

In the past year I’ve traveled to Portugal, Ibiza and New York with my partner and see some wonderful sights. I can’t wait to travel more in the future.

I have also started this blog and an Instagram to keep me busy and improve my writing. I have been on a writing course, I became a writing intern and I am writing more than ever.

I’ve lost friends and gained new, better ones. I’ve made up with people I never thought I would and I’ve come to realise that these things take time to heal. Wounds are being stitched up and there’s better days to come.

Goals for the year ahead

My goals for this year include to be happy and to take care of myself more than I ever have before. I am planning my future without procrastinating and I’m taking care of my mental health by pushing myself to go out and have some me time. I love the freedom that comes with realising you can do anything you put your mind to.

Another goal for this year is to start saving for mine and my boyfriend’s future together. I am making sure I treat myself but I’m also saving for rainy days and the future ahead.

I want to see my family happy and healthy and I also want to travel even more if I have the funds.

I’m also thinking of taking driving lessons and I’m really excited about that!

Overall, this year has been hard but rewarding and I can’t wait to embark on a new year and a new life as the true me.

Book Review #4 Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe

I read Girl Hearts Girl a while ago and posted a review on my old blog which I can’t seem to find. So I will write a new, updated one.

Overview

Lucy Sutcliffe comes from Hertfordshire, England and attended university at Plymouth and completed a degree in film arts. Lucy was in a long distance relationship with Kaelyn Petras who lived in Michigan. Lucy’s autobiography details her life as a young child through to her late teens and is about her coming to terms with who she is as a person. She talks about how she realised she was lesbian and how she came out to her family. She also talks about her and Kaelyn’s relationship which has since ended.

Review

I really enjoyed reading Girl Hearts Girl, not only because I had been watching Kaelyn and Lucy’s relationship and LGBT+ videos for over a year, but also because Lucy was using her platform to publish a book about growing up and coming to terms with who she is.

Kaelyn and Lucy’s videos were always funny and I cried when they made a video about their break up. But since then Lucy seems to be very happy. She stills lives in the US pursuing her creative filming dreams and making YouTube videos.

Lucy seems to have known she was different from other girls but didn’t know why she didn’t like to date boys. It was a few years until Lucy found out what a lesbian was and decided to research it on the best media platform – YouTube. Lucy watched a video of country singer Chely Wright on the Ellen Show and ever since Chely has been one of the people Lucy looks up to.

Overall, this book was a heartfelt story about a young girl coming to terms with the fact she is gay. Lucy befriended Kaelyn online and they were in a long distance relationship until 2014, when Lucy moved to America with Kaelyn. Lucy spent years working on this book and when it came out I waited at Waterstones for them to unpack it!

Even though Lucy’s writing is raw and rough around the edges, this just shows how much emotion and energy went into writing it. Lucy also talks about her battle with anxiety and how she copes with it. It is a wonderful book which will and has helped thousands of teens who are affected by anxiety and need someone to relate to.

I’d have to rate it 5/5 ☆ because it is such a moving book by one of my all time favourite YouTubers.

Links: if you want to watch Lucy’s videos, click here.
If you would like to watch Kaelyn and Lucy’s advice videos, click here.

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Getting To Know Me

Well, hi. I guess this is my first blog post. So here it goes…

I thought I would make my first blog post about me and what I enjoy/do so that you can get a feel for my writing and who I am.

My name is Vada, I’m 17 and I enjoy writing. Obviously. I have a weird arse hamster called Alice who can bite her way out of plastic cages. I drink tea like a fish and my ambition is to become a published writer/editor/owner of 1000 dogs. I’m in a long distance relationship with my boyfriend, Oliver who I’ve been with for 2 years. (I’ll be writing more about ways to cope in a long distance relationship and what me and Oli are up to.)

My boyfriend lives nearly 200 miles away and I have to get the train to his and he drives here fortnightly. Long distance is hard but we are stronger than the distance between us. We enjoy watching new series together, going to the local garden centre to see guinea pigs (yes, I drag him there), going to London, travelling together and making rude and inappropriate nicknames for each other.

I enjoy reading romantic novels and writing even more romantic novels. I’m currently writing my first novel that I’m determined to finish!! (I will also be writing book reviews and letting you guys know what’s going on.)

I’m a soppy git and love to watch Bridget Jones on a loop even though I can be a sarcastic and rude arse.

I’m a massive Taylor Swift fan and I’m dying to meet her. I also have an Instagram fan account, I know, I know, I’m a big kid. But feel free to follow me if you’re a fellow Swiftie. My account is: @Pastel.swift

I collect stuffed animals (mostly Oli buys me these and there’s no room on my bed for us now) and watch FRIENDS, Gilmore Girls and Buffy. My taste in TV is quite varied and one minute I’m watching Lorlei and Rory talk about guy troubles and the next I’m watching Buffy stake vampires in the heart.

I can usually be found nibbling away at some chocolate bar or baked good in my room with Netflix streaming. So that sums me up; I’m a chocoholic with a love for dogs, writing and guinea pigs.

You can also follow me on social media:
Instagram: @readycupcake

I hope you will come along on this journey with me and we’ll see where it takes us…

V