Valentine’s Day

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Happy Valentine’s Day

A tradition that has been around for a long time, but now one that people buy into more than appreciate!

This year is the first time in a while that I have spent Valentine in a relationship but that doesn’t change anything for me. I feel that this tradition is one now that we just spend money on. I told my boyfriend this year that we aren’t going to give gifts on Valentines this year. This is for 2 reasons…

  1. I appreciate that he loves me and I love him 365 days of the year and that means that I should buy him gifts all year around! I’m not against spending time with your loved ones and watching a movie, or cooking a meal for each other, I just think the chocolates and roses are cheesy.
  2. I am a poor student and our anniversary happens to be in 10 days. So I can’t afford to spend out lots of money, for both occasions and I would much rather spend out for just one!

These are my opinions, let me know what you are or have done for Valentine’s Day…

Love to hear from you.

Love Katrina x

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Get to know me…

  1. What’s convinced you to start blogging?  I saw everyone else writing a blog and I wanted to know that the fuss was about, but I can’t say my consistency at the start was great, I kept making promises that I couldn’t keep. I want to share my experiences that I am going through in life.
  2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? America, especially New York!
  3. Your ideal place to work on a blog post? Any where, when I get inspired to write, or I have an idea i get my laptop out or a notepad and I get it down, before I have time to forget!
  4. One thing you can never give up? People, although I love my independence, I like people too.
  5. What is one goal you would like to set for your blog? I would like to consistently be reaching more viewers each month and it to help motivate people to just learn about life.
  6. What is your favourite movie? My favourite movie of all time has got to be Beauty and the Beast.
  7. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? I would like to think in 5 years in a graduate Job, living with my boyfriend and still happy and content.
  8. What is one fun fact about yourself? Over the summer of University I worked in an attraction that did Pig Racing!
  9. If you could only save one thing in your room from a fire, what would it be? My laptop, currently cause it hold all of my third year University work.
  10. Favourite brand of clothing or make up? I like using the Urban Decay naked palette for my make up!
  11. What is your guilty pleasure?  Hot chocolate ( with Marshmallow of course )

My Music Choices

Life without music is boring, our lives are surrounded by music.

Some may say that I have a very good bizarre taste in music. 

I think that my taste in music is good, growing up I was very into chart music. Now not so much I don’t really listen to chart music often, nowadays it’s very rap based and I can’t say that I am a fan of that.

I’m into my Indie, Pop and Rock, bands such as Paramore and Fall out Boy.

I mean there is a full listed of bands that I listen to… but I wanted to share with you guys my favourite spotify playlist. (I pay for spotify, as a student its very cheap).

Now this playlist is a very subjected to me so you might not like it but my favourite Set it off. This is band that I AM IN LOVE WITH. Although please don’t tell my boyfriend that.

 

I hope that this playlist does the same for you it does for me. If I create anymore I will let you guys know!

Love Katrina x

The new year

I haven’t been active on here lately, i have been super busy with university and the work load. This week has been Changing Futures week at University so I have had free time. I have been trying to find a good time to keep you up to date with what I have been doing.

So on Monday I had the briefing for a Timeline Live project brief. This was a interesting and unique brief, and

Then on Tuesday, and Wednesday I just used the studio space to continue with University work.

Then on Thursday I had portfolio review with Stock Taylor Benson, a graphic design agency. Which went extremely well and I feel that I am definitely more confident going into the last few months of uni. In the afternoon we had a talk from Malcolm Garrett a British Graphic Design, who has designed for music artists such as Buzzcocks, Magazine, Duran Duran, Simple Minds, and Peter Gabriel. He was an early convert to exploring the opportunities and challenges of design with digital technology, and his London studio was amongst the first of its peers to go totally digital in 1990.

Then finally today I had my mid-point crit for the Timeline Live brief, ready for our crit on Wednesday.

I have inserted some photos.

Love Katrina x

 

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

That’s it Christmas is 27 days away! I have to say that i am getting excited within the weeks up til Christmas being at university means we all go back before Christmas, so we like to celebrate Christmas a little earlier with a Christmas meal. We are going to decorate the house when we all get back from being away. Before having a girls nights. These girls nights are regular in our house. We did Halloween, now for Christmas we are celebrating on the 5th with Christmas movies and playing games!

But I wanted to take the time to write to you guys about the time we spend together, we make memories at Christmas that we hold with us. Last time I was with my boyfriend he took me to a waterside garden centre, Boston, (which had a million Christmas decorations)  was like heaven.

Considering the fact that my boyfriend ‘hates’ Christmas he did spectacularly well in keeping his sprits high for me. I think that inside he genuinely enjoyed himself. He brought me cute gifts as well which is what every girl needs. He makes me feel so special. When I go visit him next he has planned to take me to Gates Garden Centre which apparently is bigger and better and even more christmassy.

I LOVE CHRISTMAS

Love Katrina x

 

 

 

My Job

So I wanted to talk to you guys a little bit about my Job and how much I actually love it.

Alongside university I have a job, I have had this job 2 years now. This is to mainly help me get by with my university bills and to give me a little spending money at the end of each month. But skipping small talk.

I work at student ambassador at the University of Northampton (where i study). My fundamental Role as a student ambassador is to help the perspective student learn more about the university, they say that hearing from a current student helps! Although we do a lot of Campus tours and Taster days with schools.

I love the fact that we get to encourage people to come to the University that we study at that we get to let them know about our life as a student and hope we (just about) cope. I love answering the weirdest questions that the parents always ask me. Or even my favourite that I get asked by many parents on Open days ”yeah but how much is a pint?”. But my favourite is standing in front of all the prospective students and their parents doing my student life presentation. Trying to make them laugh and smile whilst telling them about my student life.

I can’t explain how much this has boosted my confidence. Although I have always been a confident person but even as a confident as I was, NO WAY would I have ever stood in front of 200 people and done a presentation.  I wish I could stay and do this as a full time Job. Unfortunately this is my last year on the Job, I have met many people along the journey.

Although their have been a few people that have pushed me further than I ever thought possible. To them i’d like to say thank you. Thank you for opening doors for me!

Love Katrina x

What a life…

With University i have realised that taking time to write a blog isn’t easy.

A lot has happened since i last blogged and this is why i’m writing to you all.

Things got hard in life and i had to leave to overcome everything, but i’m back and back with a vengeance. I have moved into a new house and i’m living with my best friend. This is the best! Always wanting to have fun with movie nights and cooking nights and now that all seems possible! I have found my self a VERY loving boyfriend who i have now been with for 8 months.

I will keep you all updated.

 

Love Katrina 🙂