Sunday, 2 March 2014

Weekly Favourites #2

Is it just me, or has this week gone so fast? I feel as if it's all been a blur. Hey ho, each week is a week closer to the Easter vacation, and I'm so looking forward to that because I'm off to Amsterdam for a few days!

Here's what I've been loving this week..

#1: The return of The Vampire Diaries. Yes. Yes, I'm one of those annoying vampire fan girls. But in all honesty, they are the hottest of the supernatural creatures. I did get obsessed with Twilight when it came out - I read all the books and swooned massively over Robert Pattinson, but I admit my love affair with Twilight has dwindled a lot in the past few years. But The Vampire Diaries is absolute genius. It has Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley as Damon and Stefan Salvatore, the hot vampire brothers I just can't choose between, beautifully crafted period costumes and captivating flashbacks to 1800s Virginia, and a whole lotta magic (which I'm a sucker for). I've been an avid fan of this since the first season, and I'm still loving it. Every season there's always a ridiculously mindblowing plot twist and massive cliffhangers that leave me literally screaming at the screen in frustration. If you haven't seen it, watch it. Now. 

#2: My old edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. I've read all the Harry Potter books, and there's nothing better than going back to re-read them. I've been reading Philosopher's Stone again this week. It takes me to my childhood, when I was a naive 11-year-old with absolutely no idea of the world that was in front of me. Harry Potter guided me during my early teenage years - it was my comfort and my friend. While the other girls in my class went outside to play games during lunch, I'd be the one who chose to sit down and read. I loved the idea of Hogwarts, I loved Harry, Ron and Hermione, I loved all the magic spells - damn, I even loved Snape and his witty quips. In a way, Harry Potter made my love for reading and language grow. Reminding myself of the magic of Hogwarts has made me remember why I'm at university studying literature. I love words, and I love language. I love reading all the great stories, learning about the great writers and thinkers of history, and I love seeing the imagination come to life.

#3: Zoella, a Youtuber and blogger, on the front cover of Company Magazine. Blogging has really taken a huge seat in the world of social and digital media, and bloggers are getting as influential as people in the public eye. I love this, because I really believe blogging is a form of representing the real people. The people that just live their normal everyday lives, and blog as a hobby. With celebrities, it can feel a bit too detached sometimes because you don't get to see into their whole lives and sometimes don't know who they really are as a person. Company has always been a favourite read of mine, and the fact they are so supportive of bloggers really is lovely to see. Who knows what the future holds for blogging?

#4: Company Magazine April 2014 issue. I received the latest issue of Company this week, and I was excited to find out that it was dedicated to East London, and its people, the cool hangouts and the quirky fashion. I go to university in East London, and sometimes feel it's a little overlooked because it doesn't look like the traditional image of London everybody seems to have in their heads. My friends from the north always complain about how posh and expensive London is, and yes it can be like that, but not always. I live in an area that looks completely normal and so un-London-like, and I enjoy that because I don't think I'd be able to cope with living in the middle of crazy, busy London. But East London has grown into this awesome metropolis of vintage shops, cute cafes, amazing restaurants and the most interesting people you'll meet. It really is a contrast to the rest of London, and I love it. London Fields, Bethnal Green, Hackney, Shoreditch, Hoxton and Dalston are the places to go!

Rebecca x

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