Thursday, 31 May 2012

The day I was born.

I saw this post on Jazz's blog and thought it was such a fantastic idea. Yes, she posted it 9 months ago but still, I liked it so thought I'd do it myself.

I was born on Friday 31st March 1995. 

Monday's child is fair of face,

Tuesday's child is full of grace, 

Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for his living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe, and good and gay.

I think that's pretty true, 'loving and giving', I'm generally quite an affectionate person. I care about others and will happily do thing for others. I also love giving people presents!

After searching what the personality traits of people born on a Friday I found this, which says that those born on a Friday have the following traits: As already stated in the poem I should be loving and giving, which is due to being ruled by Venus, I have a sense of values and enjoy beautiful things, my environment should be harmonious and peaceful. I also enjoy being with people and simply engaging with pleasantries. I'm generally driven for securities and am usually willing to work for them & I have an idea of what is fair.

Some other facts about being born on a Friday:

My birth stone is Aquamarine, which I love.

A March born shall always be
Soothed by Aqua, gem of sea.
This mermaid's treasured stone you wear
Will bring happiness, love, affection and care.

I am an Aries, which I always struggle to spell.
Qualities of an Aries: Competitiveness, aggressiveness, impulsiveness, rashness, impatience, courage, spontaneous, assertiveness and self-reliance.
I disagree with these, I don't think that any of them really define me.

1995 was the year of the pig. Perhaps that's why I eat so much?

The number 1 song in the UK on my birthday was Love can build a bridge by Cher. I've never heard it before, but I do like a bit of Cher. The day after my birthday it changed to Don't stop (Wiggle Wiggle) by Outhere Brothers.

My birth flower is the Daffodil.

The Prime Minister in the UK at the time was John Major.

Today I am 17 years, 2 months and 0 days old.

It's 304 days until my next birthday.

In dog years I am 119.

I am approximately 150,525 hours old.

I am approximately 541,890,803 seconds old.

I really enjoyed doing this post. It was great to find out things I didn't know about myself. I recommend that people do it and if you do I'd love if you would post a link in the comments & I will take a look!

Tuesday, 29 May 2012


When was the last time you heard someone tell a person that they love them? More than likely it was recently. Everyone tells at least one person that they love them, be it a family member, a friend, a partner, anyone. There are so many different  kinds of love, the love you feel for your family has always been there, you've grown up loving and caring for them, whereas the love you feel for friends and partners has to grow and develop, it takes time. Obviously the love you feel is different for each person, whilst the feelings you may have for a boyfriend or girlfriend are romantic, the feelings for a friend are generally platonic, you just enjoy their company and know that if they did not play such a significant part in your life it would be extremely different and possibly less enjoyable.

People often say that teenagers who are in relationships don't feel true love. I personally disagree with this view. It is unfair for people to class us as a whole collective group, saying that it is impossible for us to feel love at this age. I bet that when the majority of adults were teenagers they would have said that they were in love with whoever they may have been in a relationship with, so how is it different for us?

Of course, I don't believe that when you see 12/13 year old girls on facebook updating their status about how much they love the boy they are with, using a million little hearts and kisses at the end and commenting and all that jazz, a truly in love, generally these relationships tend to only last a few months tops and they seem to say that they love each other after only a few days. Yes, there is no set time that it takes to fall in love, but you can't know a person that well after only a few days to be in love with them. What about those annoying habits your partner has? Or the little things they do which brighten up your day? Or the things you notice about them, the order in which they do things that differs to other people (for example my boyfriend always puts socks on before trousers or a top)? These sort of things help you fall in love with someone.

It gets on my nerves when people say 'but you've only been together a couple of months, you can't be in love!'. I think that is quite ignorant as obviously, no one but the two people in the relationship know how they feel, and as I said before, there is no set time that it takes to fall in love. I know people who have been in relationships where they said 'I love you' after only a few short weeks and the relationships have turned out to be long term, then again there are people who have done the same and have only lasted a few months. I believe that when you feel it, you feel it. It doesn't matter if it's been a few weeks or even a few months, as long as you know how you feel that's all that is important.

Love develops over time, but sometimes you don't quite realise that it is there until something makes you notice it. I 100% believe the phrase absence makes the heart grow fonder. When I went away for a week back in February it was the longest I had gone without seeing Elliot or having a proper conversation with him. That week was when I realised that I was in love with him. Coincidentally, the exact same thing happened with him too and about a week after I got back he told me that he loved me and, obviously, I told him that I loved him too. That was just under two months into our relationship and, yes, some people have said that it was 'too quick' but for me it was the perfect time. We both felt it so why wait until we had been together for longer just to fit with what is believed to be societies idea of when it is right to say it? If everyone lived life in the way we are expected to, following set rules of time and everything else, the world would be such a boring place, and imagine the pressure of knowing that 'after 3 months and 17 days you are expected to say I love you to your partner'! What if you didn't love them? Would you still be expected to say it?

I think that in general, people shouldn't criticise others' use of the word love. Say it when you want to, to who you want to, and in which ever way you want to. It is your love, let it be heard the way you want, not the way everyone else wants.

Time to enjoy summer!

As you may or may not know I'm currently in Sixth Form studying my A levels. Being in year 12 I've been doing the summer exams for my AS subjects at the moment and had my last one today! I'm studying History, English Language and Psychology, so they're a pretty tricky bunch, lots and lots of writing!! But yeah I had the last exam today which was Psychology. It's definitely fair to say that I should have done much more revision for all of my exams, but they are in the past now, there's nothing I can do to change it. If I've done badly, I've done badly, and if need be I shall re-sit in January.

But as they are over, I now have another two and a half weeks off on study leave - we don't go back until the 18th June I think - so I have that lovely time to just chill and earn some money, lovely combination if you ask me! I've booked in some overtime at work and am working both bank holidays - kinda wish I wasn't as I love all the Britishness of things such as the jubilee, I'm missing our street party :( but I really need the money and it's pay and a half on bank holidays, yay! - to save up for driving lessons and (hopefully) a car! As for the chilling, tomorrow I've got a day with the girls at my friend's house with a bbq and going in her pool which I'm so excited for, will really start the summer off well and will hopefully be able to get a tan!

What are your plans for the summer? Are you going abroad anywhere nice? Has anybody else had exams? If so how did they go?

Monday, 28 May 2012

Weekend antics.

So here it is, another Monday. Thankfully, as I'm on study leave, I've had a nice relaxed morning at home before I pop into town to see the boyf this afternoon. For those of you who've had to go to school or work today, I really feel for you!

This is just a quick summary of my weekend for those of you who are interested.

Worked a lovely (ahaha I'm kidding, it was atrocious) shift at work from 8-2. It was incredibly busy what with everyone stocking up on bbq goodies, alcohol and ice cream for the weekend, honestly, the amount of people that were in you'd have thought it was Christmas again!! After work I popped into town before my bus home and picked up a few tops and the pair of shoes that were featured in my wish list. When I got home I talked with my sisters and nan (who stayed the weekend cos my dad's away and someone needed to look after my sisters whilst my mum and I were at work/out) then quickly showered and got ready to go back into town.

The evening was spent with my boyfriend. We watched the football, not my choice at all, I didn't get a say in the matter, then switched to Eurovision once the match was finally over! I'm not a huge fan of Eurovision - it definitely used to be better than it is now - but I endured it and actually quite enjoyed it. Surprise, surprise we didn't win, although we did come above Norway, who we also beat in the football before hand I'll have you know. We were both really tired after working all day and the heat was getting to us a bit so we ended up going to bed straight after Eurovision!

After a slightly restless night's sleep - I can't sleep well when it's hot and Elliot feels the need to still use a duvet and have the window shut, I wasn't too impressed but oh well - we woke up and spent the morning in bed watching Sunday Brunch, it's like a ritual for us, every Sunday morning we do that, it's such a good programme! We then got up and dressed and took a walk into town to get a few things for lunch from M&S. The afternoon was spent watching rubbish Sunday TV and Elliot ended up having a little nap as we lay on the sofa, bless him!

We met the most gorgeous puppy when we were waiting for my mum to pick me up, a beautiful little spaniel who must have only been a few weeks old, she was so tiny! When we got home me, my sisters and my mum had dinner out in the garden under the evening sun and then I spent the rest of the evening tidying my room and then watched the finale of TOWIE - Gemma & Arg, what was all that about?!?!.

So yes, that was my weekend. It wasn't very interesting but oh well, after the past few weeks I've had I think I deserved a lazy weekend!

What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Summer is (finally) here!

So, after what seems like months of waiting, it's finally gotten hot here in England! Yes, it's been hot for a few days now but today was the first day I've actually been able to enjoy it. Monday it wasn't too sunny, Tuesday I had to go into sixth form for an exam and then on Wednesday I had at 8:30-5:30 shift at work so missed almost all of the sun! This meant that today I was able to get out into the sun at last and all of last night I was praying that it would be warm. My heart almost broke when I looked at the weather app on my phone and it said that it would rain, I mean that's just my luck isn't it, the one day I have off all week and it's supposed to rain, I almost cried!

Thankfully, however, it didn't rain. I woke up and it didn't look too nice but I still put on my shorts and cami in hope that the weather would perk up and it did! So I spent my day doing the following: went for a lovely long walk with my dog, did some housework, and then lay in the garden soaking up the rays whilst doing a very small amount of psychology revision.

Overall, a lovely way to spend the day, even if my tan isn't that amazing.

 the sheep are out in the fields by my house now, there were some absolutely gorgeous lambs but couldn't get too close to capture a good picture because of their overprotective mummys!

Pepe got a little overheated from our walk, probably wasn't the best idea to go so far as he was ill the other day but he seemed to enjoy it nevertheless.

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Wish list #1

Item details (L-R)

Floral mesh back maxi dress - £46 - Topshop
MOTO contrast stud hotpants - £35 - Topshop
Coral knotted heeled sandals - £19.99 - New Look

Okay, so perhaps I'll have to keep dreaming of the floral dress, but it's just so beautiful!
So yeah, these are just a few things I've been lusting after recently, hopefully will purchase a few of them soon.

Monday, 21 May 2012

All about me tag.

Okay, so I wasn't tagged to do this post, but I figured that as I've just started the blog, this was the easiest way for me to introduce myself.

Vital Statistics:

Me: Aimée

Nicknames: I don't actually have any

Birthday: 31st March 1995

Place of Birth: Wiltshire, UK

Zodiac Sign: Aries
Male or Female: Female
Occupation: Part-time cashier at Waitrose
Residence: Wiltshire
Screen Name: aimeemoncur

Hair Colour: Brown
Hair Length: Long
Eye colour: Blue
Best Feature: Eyes
Height: 5ft 5"
Braces?: Never had them nor do I need them, yay!
Glasses?: No
Piercing: Ears
Tattoos: None
Righty or Lefty: Righty

Your 'Firsts':
First best friend: I had loads when I was little, you know the usual chopping and changing between best friends.
First Award: I got a swimming award for completing something when I was about 5.
First Sport You Joined: Tennis
First Real Vacation: Fuerteventura
First Concert: Girl guides big gig, hell yeah!
First Love: Elliot.

Movie: Harry Potters, Grease, millions of others.
TV Show: Big Bang Theory, Gossip Girl, Rules of Engagement - there's so many, clearly I watch too much TV.
Colours: Blue, purple and red.
Song: Ordinary people - John Legend & Wonderwall - Oasis.
Candy: Skittles
Restaurant: Anywhere Italian, Prezzo is nice, and there's an independent Italian restaurant in my town that's lovely.
Store: I love them all too much to pick a favourite!
School: Of the ones I've been to? My secondary school.
Book: I don't really have a favourite book, I love a range of them.
Magazine: Cosmo & Glamour
Shoes: Pumps & boots

Feeling: Tired
Single or Taken: Taken
Eating: Nothing
Typing: This
Online: Obviously.
Listening To: The television
Thinking About: My exam tomorrow
Wanting: Good grades in my exams
Watching: Don't tell the bride
Wearing: Jeans and a top

Want Children?: Yes, at least two!
Want to be Married: Yes please.
Careers in Mind: Some sort of events management, I'd love to have my own wedding planning business.
Where do you want to live?: I'm a British girl through and through, so no where out of Britain.

Have you ever:
Kissed a Stranger: Not a complete stranger.
Had Alcohol: Yes
Smoked: No, never.
Ran Away From Home: No
Broken a bone: Nope
Got an X-ray: Yeah, a few times.
Broken Someone's Heart: Not that I'm aware of.
Broke Up With Someone: Yes
Cried When Someone Died: Yes
Cried At School: Yes

Do You Believe In:
God: No
Miracles: Yes
Love At First sight: Yes
Ghosts: Yes
Aliens: No
Soul Mates: Yes
Heaven: No
Hell: No
Kissing on The First Date: Yeah why not?
Yourself: On a good day.

Everyone's beautiful.

These days all we seem to see are images of slim, tanned, beautiful women, be it from magazines, tv, the internet, or even just in our everyday lives. These women are praised for how healthy and beautiful they are, and yes, some may live healthy lifestyles and be beautiful, but that's not always the case. Many of the models we see on catwalks don't eat much at all, so much so that it's actually unhealthy, for example Victoria's Secret model Adriana Lima has admitted that for eight days before a fashion show, she eats no solids, only protein shakes. How can a diet like this ever be seen as healthy? Yes, the image of a slim person is seen as the image of a healthy person as that is the body shape you'd expect to get from living a balanced lifestyle with a balanced diet.

In reality, healthy comes in all shapes and sizes. It isn't just your lifestyle and diet that can affect your size, many other factors can contribute; genetics and metabolism included, meaning that whilst a person may eat a fantastically balanced diet, exercise regularly and generally take care of themselves, their metabolism may prevent them from losing weight, henceforth stopping them from getting that body that is stereotyped as being healthy.

As a result of this image we are constantly bombarded with by the media, the majority of young girls, and boys too, just not at such a high rate, feel that it is expected of society for them to look like these women. The Royal College of Psychiatrists have found that Anorexia Nervosa affects roughly 1 in 150 fifteen year old girls in the UK, which when you think about it is quite an alarming statistic. I think back to when I was 15, which yes was only two years ago, but still, I went to an all girls school and there were roughly 180 girls in my year, that means that if the statistic was to be applied to my year in school, one or two of the girls I knew may have been battling anorexia. I it this both shocking and upsetting that girls feel the need to starve themselves in order to be socially acceptable.

I understand the desire to be thinner, I myself have never exactly been slim. I'm a size 10-12 and have lumps and bumps that I'm not exactly happy with. I've hated my body in the past, but now I'm learning to appreciate it. I come from a family where none of us are particularly small, therefore I understand that I'm not destined to be a size 8, and I know that realistically, I probably never will be a size 8. If I look back to this time last year I felt as though I had to lose weight. I was leaving school, ready to move onto sixth form. I knew that the majority of the girls at my new sixth form were slim, therefore believed that in order to fit in and be accepted I'd need to lose weight. I tried, but it just wasn't happening, I just don't have the motivation to stick to it. All of the worrying was for no reason. I have a great group of friends that don't care about how everyone looks. I have a boyfriend who loves my curves as it means I have boobs and a bum, and hey, what guy doesn't like boobs & bums?! Whilst I do still have insecurities about the way I look - I mean who wouldn't want legs like Jennifer Aniston's or a stomach as toned as J-Lo's? - I've learned to live with them.

What I'm trying to say is that yes, it would be lovely if everyone could be a size 8 and absolutely stunning, but we're human, and that isn't going to happen. We were each created as individuals, with our own shapes, sizes, colours, etc. Don't judge yourself against others, it will just bring you down. There will always be someone out there who is prettier or thinner than you, but that's life. If everyone carries on worrying about the way they look and competing to be the best, life will just be boring with no variety.

Embrace the way you look. Every single person can be beautiful, so long as they feel it on the inside, it will show on the outside.