MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR TIME ON THIS PLANET

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My apologies for not having anything more interesting to post. Currently I have three ideas in the making but I have so much school work to do at the moment it just wasn't possible for me to post anything today.


Social stuff...

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Photography

HOW I EDIT MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES

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I get a lot of questions asking how I edit my Instagram photos so I thought this would be a fun little post to make which hopefully makes sense.

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Books

PASSENGER BY ALEXANDRA BRACKEN REVIEW

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Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - Spoiler Free Review:



In one devastating night, violin prodigy Etta Spencer loses everything she knows and loves. Thrust into an unfamiliar world by a stranger with a dangerous agenda, Etta is certain of only one thing: she has travelled not just miles but years from home. And she’s inherited a legacy she knows nothing about from a family whose existence she’s never heard of. Until now.


Nicholas Carter is content with his life at sea, free from the Ironwoods—a powerful family in the colonies—and the servitude he’s known at their hands. But with the arrival of an unusual passenger on his ship comes the insistent pull of the past that he can’t escape and the family that won’t let him go so easily. Now the Ironwoods are searching for a stolen object of untold value, one they believe only Etta, Nicholas’ passenger, can find. In order to protect her, he must ensure she brings it back to them—whether she wants to or not.



Together, Etta and Nicholas embark on a perilous journey across centuries and continents, piecing together clues left behind by the traveller who will do anything to keep the object out of the Ironwoods’ grasp. But as they get closer to the truth of their search, and the deadly game the Ironwoods are playing, treacherous forces threaten to separate Etta not only from Nicholas but from her path home... forever.





Alexandra Bracken’s writing is beautiful. The story is filled with metaphors and similes which add to the detailed descriptions she paints for us, making for an enthralling read full of adventure and mystery.

“Glass lanterns crashed around her, exploding like pale fireworks” page 44  
“Shivering and swaying like a drunkard with each faint breeze” page 47


My favourite thing about the book would have to be the plot. The time travel aspect was executed really well - you can tell she spent a lot of time researching the various time periods and locations as well as the customs that would have been present. The story also deals with questions such as: “What if I run into myself or if I change the future?” which is really interesting.

It was a little slow in parts but at the same time the book was over before I knew it. And that ending! All I can say is I can’t wait to read the next book.



The only negative comment I really have to make is with regards to the romance. Don’t get me wrong, I adore the characters Alxandra has created. Etta is strong and powerful and Nicholas, well he’s Nicholas (she says as though that explains everything). He’s cool - yes I couldn’t think of a better word, please don’t kill me - and it’s really fun to follow them throughout the story as two people from different time periods. Seeing how they each reacted to things the other passed off as normal was probably the best part. But the romance was just a bit much, it escalated so fast.





Overall this book was wonderful. If you’re the kind of person who liked to read books about time travel filled with adventure then I would highly recommend you read Passenger.


Random

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"Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder."
- Rumi

Photography

BERRY CELTIC FESTIVAL

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Dia dhuit! (I don't know, apparently that's some sort of greeting/hello - I tried to be smart but in reality I probably couldn't pronounce that for you and I'm not so sure I got the spelling right.)

Okay. So the other weekend I went to a Celtic Festival and it was absolutely freezing! Or at least I thought it was, until I compared the weather with that of what my NZ buddies were experiencing. But it honestly was very chilly.

The day was really fun and I have to say the music really set the mood.

While we were there I took a few photos - most of which are of the buildings - which I thought I would show you because why not? I thought they looked cool. Well, not so much the photos but the places in real life. That being said the photos aren't awful.

Yeah um... enough from me. Bye. Enjoy your day, month, year, I don't know if you will ever return but please don't leave me. I'm lonely.

Spot the alcohol bottle in the photo above



This photo isn't in focus but whatever. Would you have noticed if I didn't tell you?

Scaffolding can be beautiful too. Don't discriminate.