Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Paris In 3 Hours.

If you follow me on twitter you'll know last week I went to Paris for a few days with my friend Abbey. We were staying in Disneyland but decided we wanted to see some actual Paris too, our original plan was to see Paris our last day as we were so excited to get into the parks but we started panicking about the airport and changed to the first. Looking online there's loads of sites talking about travel around paris but no where really spells it out easily or tells you how to navigate the silly stations so we were pretty apprehensive about navigating the rail system when we barely know French. However we were successful and it was no where near as bad as expected.
We literally did a very quick trip into Paris probably like 4 hours if you count the train journey from central Paris to Disney. We got the RER from CDG to Notre-Dame which was super straight forward, I loved that when you get out of the station you instantly see Notre-Dame and all it's beauty. We didn't have time to go in but on my next trip to Paris I plan on it because it's just so pretty on the outside I need to see the rest. After a few photos and a little wander around the outside we popped back underground to go find our way to the Eiffel Tower.
A thing to note about the French rail system is that the final destinations are displayed on signs so you really need to keep a rail map handy. We found ourselves on the wrong platform and unsure how to get to the other side but we figured it out in time to catch the right train. Coming out at the Eiffel Tower station is where we got confused, you may find it hard to believe but we thought we were lost cause oddly enough we couldn't see the giant metal tower haha. Apparently its around the corner from the station. Personally I thought the tower was slightly underwhelming I mean it was great to see in real life but once you're there, there isn't really much to see or do unless you go up it. We then did a little wander to Bir Hakeim which wasn't too hard to find and got a metro to another station and then the train to Chessy so we could get to Disney.
Even though we barely saw any of actual Paris I feel like I really got to experience some of the actual Parisian culture. On one train someone was playing an accordion and there were so many little things to look at like architecture of the standard buildings and just the people themselves wandering about. I feel like a few hours was enough time to have a little wander and see 2 of the main attractions in Paris. The trains are simple enough to navigate if you want to do Paris without a guide.

I have 2 more Paris related posts coming up over the next week, both dedicated to Disney and I really cannot wait to share them with you. 

Kloe x

Friday, 11 November 2016

Time For Some Truth

I've been a little bit quiet on here and other forms of social media recently. This hasn't really been intentional but recently I've had zero motivation to do anything that isn't laying on the couch watching Grey's Anatomy or sleeping. I've opened drafts and tried to write new posts but I just sit and stare, I've tried reading and the words don't go in, I've tried playing games everything nothing has made me interested. I've been in the most ridiculous slump, like seriously unable to think of anything that's good in my life it feels like everything is shitty.
I kind of know what triggered me feeling like this and it sounds so ridiculous and stupid but to me it's a huge thing. I failed my driving test a few weeks ago and I've just been feeling so stupid and like a massive failure since. It's made me feel as if I'll never achieve anything if I can't even pass a driving test. Almost everyone I know can drive or has a car, so many people younger than me can do it, to be fair I can drive I'm fine until I sit a test and then I panic and I can't breathe properly and I feel like I'm going to throw up and I sweat like the there is no tomorrow it's ridiculous then I fail. Like I just can't even deal with failing it again like what happens then? I can't even describe how it makes me feel, it's properly put a mental block on me and I just feel like my life is going no where and like it won't until I pass which probably sounds ridiculous. But honestly I just spend so much of my time now wondering if I'll ever get a masters or a PhD, if I'll ever own a house, if I'll ever find someone who actually wants to a relationship with me, if I'll ever get married etc. Even to me it sounds irrational that failing a test has had this kind of effect where I feel like I'll never achieve anything I want to in life 'cause I can't pass something everyone calls so simple.
I probably sound like a crazy person right now but it's how I feel and I hate it. The past few days though people have tried to make me feel better by pointing out how much I've accomplished the past few years and failing a driving test isn't important. I guess I do have a few big and little victories and things to be proud of I mean here's a little list some will sound stupid but to me they're big things.
- I passed university with a 2:1 even though I spent most of my 3rd year an anxious depressed mess and spent the 2 moths before I finished/sat my exams pretty much on the verge of a breakdown every day.
- I have a full time job in a laboratory
- I can afford to live alone, I might not want to and most of the time I wish I could go back to living at my mams or even move in with my gran but neither can happen so I live alone and for that I should be grateful and proud that I can do it when so many people can't.
-  I tried Octopus and liked it. HUGE deal because I'm a mega fussy eater.

I mean it's nothing amazing but I guess they're things to be proud of and to prove I can do anything and hopefully writing them down and reading them other will help bring me out of my slump. I'm not even sure why I've written this post or what the purpose of it is but putting how I feel into words always helps and that's what my blog is for more than anything. I'm really hoping I can get back into blogging soon since I have inspiration just no motivation plus next week I go to Disneyland and I'd love to be able to write about that 'cause I know I'll have hundreds of photos to share haha.

Anyway that was a bit random and rambley I'm sorry. From now I'll hopefully be blogging regularly and about happy topics haha.

Kloe. x

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Mermaid Hair, Don't Care.

GUYS I HAVE FULL BLOWN MERMAID HAIR! I mean pink hair was sort of magical and mermaid hairy but this is like full blown mermaid. It took a good 4 hours to do, my hair was stripped of the pink before I got a good chunk cut off. I'm always afraid of haircuts 'cause I feel bald after but oh my god I am so happy with how it looks now, definitely cutting it more regularly now! Then came the black brown which was brushed through a bit before adding the teal which was also brushed through to give it a sort of blend. I got it done by Sophie at Glamour and Glow in Roker, and I'm so so happy I went to her. 
I'm honestly just so in love. I've been dying to go Teal since I was like 13 but I've forever been too scared 'cause I thought I wouldn't suit it. Then I've been wanting to go back dark since like May but I've been putting it off and keeping it bright as it's been years since I was so dark. I'm so happy I've taken the plunge and done it though 'cause I feel super confident again and I am so so happy. Who knew hair could have that much of an effect on you ey? 

So yeah I made a massive change to my hair and to be honest I can't see me ever bleaching my whole head again and going bright because roots are annoying and the upkeep is waaaay too much effort for me. 

K. x