Two Days in EdinburghOne of the very few upsides to Matt being on tour and me being off work…

Wait, let me restart this…

The only upside to Matt being on tour and me being off work is that I get to travel around the country and visit him. So far, I’ve only made it to Birmingham which wasn’t the best trip I’ve ever had, as 5 hours into the trip I got struck down by one of the worst migraines I’ve ever had, and spent the next 11 hours asleep in the hotel. As far as trips go, Birmingham wasn’t the greatest.Last week, Matt was in Edinburgh, and I was able to pop up to Scotland for two days and join him in one of, if not the most, beautiful cities in the U.K

Apparently, I’d been to Edinburgh before, in 2005 to march in the G8 Summit march urging world leaders to drop Africa’s debt. I was 13 at the time, so I barely remember it, and I was surrounded by adults so I don’t think I’d have seen much of the city anyway. I’d also passed through Edinburgh dozens of times as a child, as my parents used to take us on day trips to Scotland – so I feel I should have known a bit more about the city than I did. In fact, my knowledge of Edinburgh totally lacking. I knew of Edinburgh castle, and I knew of The Elephant House, where J.K Rowling penned the first three Harry Potter books, but other than that I had no idea what to expect.


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The Harry Potter TagHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone is now 20 years old. For 80% of my life Harry Potter has been there for me when I was bored, lonely or sad. Harry was there to remind to be brave, Ron was there to remind to be a better, kinder, more supportive friend despite having my own problems and Hermione was there to make me be the best student I could be. I realise it sounds dramatic, but Harry Potter really changed my life, and it continues to do so even now.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary, I really wanted to write a Harry Potter blog, but I knew that if I was left to my own devices, I’d ramble more than I’d ever rambled before so I decided to look online for a Harry Potter tag and I immediately found one by FandomsOnTheRun that I wanted to try. Any excuse to talk about Potter! Continue reading

May Favourites - 2017Gosh, May feels like it went on forever. I’m not complaining – 2016 flew by so I’m hoping every other month follows the slow pace of May!

It felt like summer had arrived early, with the weather being glorious – sometimes it felt as though I was back in Spain! Matt was able to come home for just over a week, and we worked out where and when we can meet up for the next (and last) four months of his tour, which gives me something to look forward to over this break. I didn’t get as much done on here as I’d have liked. Earlier in the month while clearing space, I deleted a database which said it hadn’t been accessed since 2011. It turned out that it was my WordPress database, and it wasn’t able to be restored so I got to start my website with a clean slate! Continue reading

What Works? Drying Out a Mobile Phone

Phones, as necessary as they seem to have become, are a constant bother. For something so advanced, phones are so easy to break – whether it falls out your pocket and smashes, stops working just before your contract is up, or gets water damaged, a mobile isn’t the most reliable piece of tech. That said, most newer models can seem to survive quite a bit of bashing, and I’ve had two phones that have survived significant water damage. Of all the ways to damage a phone, dropping it down the toilets seems to be one of the most common mistakes made, and two weeks ago I made that mistake!

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A little-bit-of-everything blog by Katy, 25 from Liverpool. Stage Manager and occasional backstage crew. I'm not a hugely exciting person, if I'm being honest...

2017 Reading Challenge

2017 Reading Challenge
Katy has read 2 books toward her goal of 25 books.
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