Friday, 22 April 2016

First Day Of Summer

Hello everyone, how are you?

Yesterday we celebrated the first day of summer. It's always the first Thursday after the 18th of April (don't ask me why). On this day many people go down down and most kids get a little present from their parents/grandparents to use in the summer, like a ball, jumping rope, t-shirts, shoes, etc. I got a t-shirt from my grandma which is yellow and it says: SANTA MONICA LA. CA. and I loveeee it, it's so summer-y. There are also a few parades around town, bouncy houses for the kids, and many sport teams and the scouts have a fundraisers to contribute their activities and work. Since I'm graduating this spring our class is going on a trip together and we have to earn some money to go, so we sold hot dogs, soda, coffee, etc. And we probably sold around 200 hot dogs! I was also so tired after it.

When I came home we threw a birthday party for my brother, whose 1st birthday was on the 20th. The whole family came and it was very nice!

This picture is from the summer 2014 but I thought it was ideal for this post ;)

This upcoming week is going to be soooo busy, I have 4 exams and 2 presentations and then two and a half weeks from now the exams are beginning which means I might not be so active on here for the next few weeks :(.

That's all for now, love you all lots and be sure to comment below. <3

Stella xx

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Birthdays and Driving Lessons

Hello everyone! How are you today? 
Well, I've been busy! As you might know by my post about my birthday dilemma (I know, first world problems), it was my birthday on April 5th. I apologise for how late this is going up but oh well. 

As I was saying, it was my 16th birthday hence, I get to take driving lessons! I've already taken three and I'm doing quite well (I think). I suddenly feel like such a grown up, learning to drive, and it's so fun, but a bit stressing at times!

But back to my birthday. The day itself was quite nice. I woke up and my mum got me my present from her and my dad, and it was a watch I've been wanting for over a year now, it's from Daniel Wellington and it's soooo pretty! It has a brown leather strap and a rose gold case.

After getting ready and eating breakfast I went to school. My friends had bought me a cake which we ate together in the morning break. Then when I came home my grandmas came over and my dad also, and we had a little tea party.

Then on the friday we went to a fondue party at my aunt's house and this is her very cute dog.

Then on Saturday I took my first driving lesson (eep!) and then I held a party for my friends, we watched a movie and just chatted. Quite nice.

Hope you liked this blogpost, maybe not very interesting, I mostly just wanted to fill you up a bit and show you my photographs. Thanks for reading and be sure to comment! <3

Stella xx

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Oh Lovely England

First of all I'd like to apologise for how late this blog post is going up since I came home over a week ago, but better late than never right?

In February my grandma gave me an early birthday present - a trip to England with her and my cousin to visit my great gran. Time flew and on March 23rd the the three of us landed on Gatwick Airport. We took the next train to Brighton where we had booked a hotel for the night.
The day we arrived we checked into the hotel and then we were off! We headed straight down to the beach where we had some ice cream in the sun. After that we strolled around and did quite a bit of shopping (I might do a haul if people are interested). I bought some tops, a pair of trousers and some necessities in Superdrug. When we were getting tired we decided to go to the hotel and wash up. For dinner we went out to a sushi place called YO! Sushi which was quite good but I have to say The Sushi Train in Iceland is better, it has more variety. For dessert we went to an Italian restaurant where we had cake. Then we after that we went down to the Brighton Wheel and we went up but we didn't see anything really because it was so dark. After a long day the three of us went back to the hotel and went to sleep. The day after, we went down to The Lanes and had a look around. We also went into Snoopers Paradise and my cousin found quite a few things she liked but I was most excited about the photo booth 😋. Then before we had to take the train to Liphook, we did a bit more shopping. The train ride to Liphook felt like forever because we had to get out and wait for 25 minutes then we got on the next train which took about 40 minutes. Well we were finally there, but, we had to go to Sainsbury's before we could walk to my great gran's house. But going to Sainsbury's wasn't that bad, I actually quite like going to supermarkets in foreign countries because they have a lot more variety than the ones in Iceland. There was also a cute boy working there so... 😉
After a bit of shopping we finally got to my g.gran's place. It was so lovely to see her after two years, I had really missed her! Later that evening my gran's sister and her husband came around. Also hadn't seen them in forever!

The next few days were lovely, we did a circuit with my gran's sister, husband, and one of their daughters in a place called Devil's Punch Bowl. We also went to Petersfield to do a bit of shopping, I bought a book, some chocolates for my mum and dad, some makeup, and also a blouse in New Look. My cousin also spotted a good looking lad working in Nero's so she bought a pack a popcorn just to be able to speak to him. She did not like the popcorn after all.

On Easter Day the whole flock went to my great aunt's (my grandma's sister), where we met her whole family, three daughters and one son in law. I also hadn't seen them in a long time. It was very nice meeting everyone again and the food was lovely. I also spoke to my great aunt's son in law who is a doctor and since I might be interested in becoming a doctor it was very nice speaking to him. I told him that I liked finding solutions and solving things, and he said that were exactly his interests and one of the reasons he became a doctor. Anyways, we had a great day.

First picture of myself I've uploaded, quite an awkward one too haha!
My cousin

The next two days were also fun, we went to Guilford, which was quite nice, and did a bit of shopping. I bought a Arsenal Jersey (Gunners!!!!). On the way back to the train station I was going to get a few shots of the river when we saw a couple of policemen's standing on the bridge looking into the river like they were looking for something. And my grandma said that they might be looking for a body, and as it turns out on the news that night, they said that a man had jumped in when rescuing his son and he had drowned 😔. The next day my gran and my cousin went to Southampton to look at boats and go sailing (my cousin wants to be a sailor). And because it was actually my gran's birthday, I stayed at home (also not a big fan of sailing) and I baked a carrot cake for my gran.

The last two days we just spent time with the family, took a walk in South Downs National Park, and the last day we said goodbye to everyone and then headed down to Brighton again where we spent three hours strolling around the lanes (went to the photo booth again) and went to a coffee house. Finally we had to go to the airport again and say goodbye to lovely England.

Thanks for reading this post I hope you liked it, and don't forget to comment below and follow me on twitter (onegirlblogger1) and instagram (onegirlblogger).

 Stella xx

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Fun Questions Tag

This tag was created by Hilda and you can read her post here. I was nominated by the lovely, Laila. You can read her answers here. Well I found this tag very fun and i hope you will get to know me better! <3

1. When is your birthday?
April 5th (just turned 16)

2. What are 3 of your favourite colours?
Hmm I love most colours butttt I think I have to say aquamarines! So pretty!

3. Favourite quotes?
Whatever you decide to do make sure it makes you happy ~ unknown
Do more of what makes YOU happy ~ Alfie Deyes

4. Are you addicted to YouTube?
I was, definietly! But lately I've just had so much to do that I've completely forgotten about it, ooops.

5. What/who are your 3 favourite TV programmes and/or YouTubers?
My favourite TV shows are probably:
Friends, Grey's Anatomy, and Modern Family.

I would say my favourite YouTubers are:
Jim Chapman, Zoella, and Tyler Oakley.

6. What are 3 qualities you would admire in a best friend?
Someone who is always there for me and treats me like an equal, can make me laugh, and someone who is trustworthy.

7. Do you like your name?
Yeah I'd say so, it means star in Italian and it comes from Latin. I also like that it's pronounceable in almost any language.

8. If you could choose your own name, what name would you choose?
Hmmm I don't know, sryyy

9. What is your fantasy dream?
I would be a wizard, like in Harry Potter/Wizards Of Waverly Place :))

10. Do you wear makeup?
Yeah most days I wear some but not anything heavy, just some concealer and mascara. But if I'm going somewhere nice I like to do a full look.

11. If you could write a book, what would the title be and what would it be about?
This is probably the hardest one yet! I've written quite a few short stories on wattpad, or at least I started them, and I had all the ideas in my head but I just couldn't put them on paper so we'll have to see.

12. What makes you cry?
When something isn't working the way I wanted it to go, or when I'm not feeling confident about myself, when I watch something that touches me, and I'm also pretty certain that I have overactive tear ducts, at least when I laugh, because if I laugh even just a little, I start crying, hahah! It can be pretty awkward since people sometimes say: "it wasn't that funny". But I don't really mind hahah!

13. What makes you angry?
When something/someone is unfair, when people don't appreciate what they have, and/or are really negative.

14. What makes you happy? 
When I'm seeing new things, especially new places, summers, and when I get a new comment on my blog! (sorry it's the same answer as yours laila but it really does make me very happy!)

15. What is 'Fangirling'?
To me it means that you are obsessed and/or like someone very much, like a celebrity, and you kinda freak out every time you see or hear anything about them.

16. What are your 3 favourite snacks?
Apples with crunchy peanut butter
chocolate (oops)
& smoothies (is that a snack?)

17. What are your 3 favourite foods?
& either sushi or lamb :)

18. What are your favourite drinks?
& tea. (Does chai latte count as tea? If not then also chai latte)

19. Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure! I live in Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland. I am 16 years old and I love photography, baking, and travelling. I also like to read, and blog!

20. What are 10 random facts about you?
✽ I have a 1 year old brother
✽ I have dirty-blonde hair
✽ My parents are divorced
✽ My shoe size is about 40 (european)
✽ I have blue eyes
✽ I quite enjoy school
✽ I do not have a boyfriend
✽ I can speak Icelandic, English, and Danish
✽ Boys with dimples - Oh my god!
✽ I am an Apple person - sorry samsung

21. What are 3 fun things to do? 
Take pictures, travel, and find soloutions/solve puzzles/fixing things.
(I also love putting together Ikea furniture, It's so fun!!!)

I nominate Autumn Girl, Bella, Maddie and BakingBoutique.

Hope you like this post, be sure to comment if you did! <3

Stella xx

Friday, 1 April 2016

Birthday Thoughts

Hello everyone,
sorry I haven't posted in  a while but as you might have known I've been in England for the past eight days, I just came home early this morning. There will probably be a post up this weekend. About my trip. I'm also thinking of doing a haul which I hope I'll be able to upload soon. I'm really busy with school since I missed out a few days.

Anyways for this blogpost I just wanted to catch you up on things and also ask you a very important question; WHAT DO I WANT FOR MY 16th BIRTHDAY FROM MY PARENTS?? I know, luxury problem but I really can't think of anything. Any Ideas?

Also trying to figure out what I should do for my birthday party because I want it to be fun, not like these parties where you just sit around and eat pizza and do anything. Although those parties aren't boring I just want us to do something you know? Ideas also welcome here:))

Oh well, that's all. I hope you liked this quite un-interesting post but please comment below you're ideas because I'm blank.  ALL ideas welcome!

Thanks for reading, please comment below. Love you lots.

Stella xx