Monday, 31 March 2014

It Was Mother's Day!

Hey Guys!

So yesterday (30th March) was Mother's Day here in the UK. I must admit I really dislike Mother's Day not because I dislike my mum but because she is impossible to buy for, honestly she is so hard. She is allergic to lots of soaps and things like that so they are definitely a no go! I then immediately think nice smelling candles but I buy her them and she never uses them so I don't really want to buy her more of then to sit about the house, the next thing is Jewlerry but she takes a reaction to lots of metals! Finally I'm right at the bottom thinking the usual ones like chocolates (doesn't eat chocolate), vouchers (hates shopping and doesn't listen to music) so I am usually screwed.


In the end I gave in and just bought my mum some peachy coloured roses as you can see in the photo above. I was going to get her some spring bulbs but then on the Thursday before Mother's Day she came home with a bunch of different ones so I had to change my plan! 


In the end I am actually really happy with my gift because my mum doesn't really like to make a big deal out of things and the plant is subtle but still nice enough. I also didn't break the bank buying it! The roses were £5.99 and the card was 49p. I also didn't worry about my gift once I had seen what my brother and sisters had given her which was also flowers and they are now placed all over the house!!

I hope you had a nice Mother's Day and got your mum a nice gift that she appreciated but let's be honest a mother loves her child unconditionally and isn't bothered about the gifts! 

Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I hope you didn't have such a hard decision as me on what you were going to give your mum! :)

P.S. Sorry if the photos aren't that great I just used my iPhone camera!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

8Tracks...

Hey Guys!

A few months ago I was looking for some new music that I wouldn't usually listen to or something that maybe wasn't huge in the UK and of course I found the answer on Pinterest! I have a study board where all the pins help with planning, organising and just studying in general! One of the boards that I was looking at for inspiration had a music playlist for studying and I was intrigued so googled it and found the website 8Tracks. I must say that I love it and is now my go to place for new music!

With 8Tracks you have to sign up for it but once you have signed up it is FREE! Once you have signed up all you have to do is type into the search box an artist or a genre or a mood or an activity and a playlist will come up most of the time (I have only found one tag not to work but I typed in something different and I got what I was looking for). The playlists are great and like Spotify there are some limitations like you can only listen to a playlist once every 8 hours (this isn't always the case but it will notify you if that is the problem), once you are listening to a song you can't go back and listen to it again you have to continue to listen to the playlist or find another playlist, you can only skip a certain number of songs on a playlist before it will change to something that is similar in what you have searched for and finally the playlists have a limit on how many times an artist or songs from an album can be played.

The good thing about 8Tracks is that there is no adverts while you are listening to music unlike Spotify. You can also download the app from the Android Market and the App Store for FREE! The hard thing is getting signal or from where I am from anyway!

Not only can you listen to playlists you can create ones for yourself and it is super easy to do! It takes a while for the songs to upload but apart from that it is great and your playlist must have 8 or more tracks on it therefore the name 8Tracks! If you don't want to make a playlist or are finding lots of new music that you have never heard before you can favourite the song and it will appear on your page as well as if you enjoy a playlist that you want to listen to again you can like it and you will also find it on your page!

I hope you have enjoyed this post that is really just to inform you of a great website that I use daily and you can find my account here: http://8tracks.com/cattyl1997 If you enjoy 8Tracks or have any suggestions on playlists I want to hear from YOU! So comment them down below.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post! :)

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Let's Talk About Finale's ~ March 2014

Hey Guys!

Over the last couple of weeks two of my favourite shows finished for the season, Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf. These two shows started in June last year and have now finished 24 episodes later. This post may contain spoilers if you haven't finished watching these shows so YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!

Pretty Little Liars or #PLL finished with Ali explaining everything about the night she died or what we now know as when she pretended to be dead so she could get away from A. But all I know is that we are no closer to knowing who A is except that we can cancel Alison's mum as A because at the end we saw her being dragged by A.

My guesses are that A is either Mona, Jason or Melissa why? Well the look Mona gave Alison during the flashback where Alison was leaving Rosewood with the brown wig on after giving Mona the advice at how to become popular was a cruel look and the same that she had in my opinion when she was in Radley. I also think Mona is A because Marlene King a.k.a the creator of #PLL the tv show tweeted 'Mona was A in the pilot. She was and will always be ORIGINAL A. The question is "Who stole the game from her?"' Which just leaves me really confused! I also think Toby is A because I have always felt like there is something shady about him and it was suspicious how he met up with Melissa while in London because London is a huge place! And finally I think Melissa might be A because she has always had it out for the girls since the beginning because of Spencer's and Alison's relationship with Ian. Simple as that.

It finished with the girls running away from A who had a gun. Spencer was so close to revealing who A was when Ezra came in to save the day and had a fight scene with A and it finished with him getting shot! Ezra got freakin shot!! The scene with Aria and Ezra was so cute and sweet! So many feels....

Overall I would say that season 4 of Pretty Little Liars has been great with many twists and turns throughout and the shock when we found out that Ali was actually alive. 

I would give the season overall 3/5 and the finale 4/5.

Season 5 returns on the 10th of June 2014 and this season will have #PLLs 100th episode!


Now for a show that ended completely differently to Pretty Little Liars with someone coming back from the dead as in Teen Wolf where two yes TWO of the main characters have past in the last two episodes. Teen Wolf has definitely been my favourite t.v. show this t.v. show year because the writing has been so consistent as well as every episode being fantastic I honestly couldn't fault it! I must admit 3B was probably my favourite I loved the addition of Keria and her family with the Japanese folklore I think it made a really good addition to the show!

Episode 23 of Teen Wolf was superb let alone the actual finale! I cried. In fact I bawled my eyes out when Allison was in Scott's arms and she said that she had always and would always love him! I'm definitely a serious #Scallison shipper. If you didn't know Allison was killed off because Crystal Reed is planning on leaving the show and Jeff didn't just decide that he would kill of one of the main characters off!


Now to the actual finale which was incredible no words to descirbe it apart from that. I was gripped to my computer screen for the whole hour. Before the finale we knew that someone was going to die during the finale and Allison would not be alone in leaving the show and pretty much everyone in the cast was close to die you couldn't pin point which one it was going to be until the very end because the Oni was attacking everyone close to Stiles because they were under the control of the Nogitsune and the Nogitsune wanted everyone close to Stiles to die unless Stiles was dead first.

Of course in true Teen Wolf style Scott's Pack won the battle and the Oni were killed off which we found out how to kill them because of Allison who had killed one of them with a silver arrow. I liked that even though Allison was gone that she still played a huge part in defeating the Oni and the Nogitsune.

Then it happened.

Aiden was killed. The same way as Allison by an Oni. I must admit I wasn't expecting it to be him I was 90% sure it was going to be either Scott's mum or Stiles' dad but I was wrong... Now this time I didn't cry while it happened. I think it was because Aidan has only been in the show for season 3 and in 3A he was a bad guy and I hadn't really gotten close to him. But once I had time to think about it, it hit me that he was dead.

But the big reveal at the end was totally shocking and I'm pretty sure that none of the fans was expecting it... Kate was alive!!! Kate is Allison's aunt and was killed off at the end of season 1 but turns out she didn't actually die. WHAT?!?!

I have been so pleased with Teen Wolf this year and I cannot wait for season 4 which will be airing this summer (no date has been confirmed) all I know is that we are getting two new characters and 12 episodes which sucks going from 24 to 12 but the two season before this one were 12 so I kind of understand it.

I would rate season 3 a 5/5 because I couldn't belive how amazing it was and I would rate the finale 5/5.

I hope you have enjoyed this post with me just totally fangirling about some of my favourite tv shows. If you agree with me or watch the shows comment below I want to see your opinions too!! :)


P.S. I do not own any of the pictures that were used in this post.

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Hello Everybody!!

Hey Guys!

I guess you could say that I am a little nervous about starting this blog because I am not sure how people will take to it if you know what I mean but it is something that I have wanted to do for a long time and I finally have the guts to set it up! This post is basically just an introductory kind of thing and I will just sort of introduce myself really. I will add my social media links at the end of this post because I can't work out how to add them to my blog hahaha. So I hope you enjoy and will hopefully visit back soon!


1.) So start with the easiest I guess my name is Catriona Lauder (pronounced Ca-tree-na).
2.) My birthday is the 1st of March and therefore my middle name is Welsh because I was born on St. David's Day.
3.) I live in a really small area with hardly any shops but I live right by the sea which is a plus!
4.) I would sit on the internet all day everyday if I could but well school...
5.) My favourite thing to do is dance and I do tap, ballet and jazz. (Might do a post on it if you want!)
6.) I have a radio show on my local radio station with my bestfriend every Friday (will add link later)
7.) I listen to pretty much any type of music from pop to country to pop rock to Scottish ceilidh music!
8.) If you name a t.v. show I have probably watched it or heard about it.
9.) I love languages I have studied French and German at school and took part in a German Exchange which was probably the best time in my life.
10.) My iPhone just died on me...

So there is 10 facts about me. I hope you liked it! :)

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