Parks

Abbey Park

As the summer is shortly approaching, and the sun is shining, it is the time for going to the park. It’s one of my favourite things to do and it’s so lovely. I honestly think it’s a great day out. Me and some friends decided to go to Abbey Park in Leicester. We have literally wanted to go for so long now and just to go explore more of Leicester since we started university. As the weather looked good on Friday, it was the perfect day to go have a nice picnic in the park. We thought it would be silly not to go this year, considering we live a lot closer than we will be next year. IMG_5841

It was probably about 26 degrees so it was pretty hot. When we first got there, we went straight to the animals. They have such a cute animal area. I think it was called ‘The Pets Corner’. They had rabbits, goats, chickens, birds and some others. I don’t think I’ve actually seen chickens before and I don’t know what I was expecting but it was different. I definitely won’t be eating any chicken soon (even though I don’t actually like it anyway). There were so many of them! I am personally an animal lover and just seeing little animals chilling was adorable.

It’s also quite a big park. I didn’t realise there were so many different areas you can go explore. There was a path which had dragon stands on the top. It was oriental which is quite nice. A few bridges were thrIMG_5892oughout the pathways with trees and a small flow of water beneath. It honestly felt like I was on holiday for a moment. It felt quite relaxing. We stopped for a bit to have a little photoshoot haha. The lightning was so cute and just fit in with everything. I think they called this part the “friendship garden’ or something similar. All the trees make it look so beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone.

They also have one of those exercise areas where people can use different equipment provided. I personally don’t use them, but people seem to enjoy it. There was also a play area where we decided to embrace our inner childhood and play around. We didn’t get too many looks, haha.

As it was a park, there were plenty of places to sit, lay down a blanket, and have some food. Considering it’s been one of the hottest days for a while, there wasn’t as many people as I thought. The heat always makes me want to start eating healthy. So for our picnic, we had a normal and fruit salad, some snacks and water. We ended up buying some ice cream from the cafe. I honestly don’t understand why it was around £1.70 for a 99. Since when was this a change. I’m sure it was called 99, because it was 99p. But it tasted so good so i’m kind of going to let that go.

I still find it hilarious that a friend got sunburnt after this day. But it was going to happen. Other than being exhausted from all the walking, it was a cute day spent with cute people. We’ll probably have another trip there again soon.

🙂 Happy Summer

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Film

‘A Clockwork Orange’ Review

A Clockwork Orange is a crime/sci-fi movie which was made from the book. This was directed by Stanley Kubrick.

This movie has been on my to-watch list for quite some time now. I was intrigued as there were so many reviews. Also, another reason why I wanted to watch it so much, is that it was mentioned in One Tree Hill, which is everything to me. A film maker in the show loved the movie and since then, I wanted to see it.

My first impression what just shocking. I was so confused. I feel like I would have been even more confused if my friend was not there to explain things throughout. There were a lot of odd scenes which I just did not understand why they were in there and necessary. But I guess it just all tells the story. I think the casting was great and Malcolm McDowell performed great. He betrayed the character so well, no matter how creepy and odd it was.

After watching this, I was reading through some reviews and why it was actually called the clockwork orange. I had no idea during the actual movie. So, the basic concept is that in the movie, they have their own sort of language which was cleverly scripted. And in this, the word ‘Orange’, means ‘Man’. So it is the Clockwork Man. This is what Alex in the film is which shows his personality. I thought this was so eye opening and creative.

Others also mentioned that they also did not enjoy it that much when they first watched it. After they watched it a second time or more, they loved it and understood it all so much more. So I feel like if I watch it again, I would probably enjoy it a lot more. But I still wanted to write this first review before doing that.

Good luck to me watching this again soon, haha 🙂

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Body

My First Tattoo

On the 3/04/17, I got my first tattoo. It was such an big experience for me. I was expecting to hurt so much! And my pain tolerance is pretty low. I mean to be honest, I was slightly panicking just before. She women even gave me a magazine to read to calm my nerves. Even though my friend, Theo, was there with me, I was still scared. The women was so nice at this point and I’m so happy about that. I did it at a place in Leicester called Uptown Tattoo Studio, and they were great.

Anyway, it took about 30 minutes I would say, and it was not as painful as I was expecting. It felt like someone was just scratching me constantly. Except from when she was shading and when it was on my bone, it hurt a little bit more. Reading the magazine out loud REALLY helped! Overall, I’m glad I did it, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

It’s been nearly a week now since I’ve had it done, and I think it’s healing quite well. It’s still slightly raised and itchy but I’ve been washing it and putting the cream on so it should be good and healed soon. I got the cruelty free cream and it smells so good!

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Also because it’s cruelty free, it’s so much better!

I’ve been out in the sun recently as the weather in England has been great. I was worried that it might fade as thats what people say but hopefully it’s not too bad.

I would probably do this again but definitely not anytime soon. I think I’ve had the experience and I’m happy not to not have another one for a while. But to all the tattoos ahead.

 

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