Update

I haven’t posted much in the last couple of weeks, and it will probably be another couple of weeks before I start posting regularly again. The reason? It’s exam season, yay! (obvious sarcasm here) Thankfully I only have one exam, but I have four pieces of coursework due in Monday, and another one due in the Monday after. And I have a really bad cold. Yippee.

In other news, I’ve started another blog. I know, I have a full plate as it is! I will still be posting here obviously, this is my focus. This other blog is in collaboration with four other writers which is quite exciting. More on that coming soon!

2015 is Here

Just a tad late on the new year band wagon! But nevermind. Hope everyone has had a great New Year’s Eve and Day.

I don’t have any resolutions as such this year, but I have some goals I would very much like to achieve.

  • Write the second book in The Last Shadow Trilogy
  • Write the third book in The Last Shadow Trilogy
  • Start submitting my work to agents
  • Pass my first year of uni
  • My Goodreads 2015 Reading Challenge goal is to read 50 books this year!

It will be interesting come the end of the year when I look back at this, and I’ll either be thrilled I achieved those things, or I’ll be annoyed at myself for not getting things done.

I hope 2015 is a good year for you all!

Favourite Christmas Songs

There’s less than a week until Christmas! I’m very excited to being going home tomorrow from uni as it’s been two months since I was last home! So as it is that time of year and I’m feeling really upbeat I thought I would share some of my favourite Christmas songs. These are just some of my personal favourites, not necessarily the best, just ones I really like.

Christmas at Uni!

I’m in my first year at university, currently living in halls on campus, and since December hit I decided to spruce up my room with some Christmas decs! I had a great time putting them up while listening to Christmas music. I thought I would share some pics of my little grotto!

 

Couldn't resist getting this when I saw it!
Couldn’t resist getting this when I saw it!
A nice star I have hanging on my door.
A nice star I have hanging on my door.
Snowflakes hanging from my shelves.
Snowflakes hanging from my shelves.
A little white tree which changes colour!
A little white tree which changes colour!
Tinsel!
Tinsel!
Some decorations on my pinboard.
Some decorations on my pinboard.
I made some paper snowflakes which is surprisingly hard!
I made some paper snowflakes which is surprisingly hard!
This is my advent calender.
This is my advent calender.

As much as I love uni, I’m very much looking forward to Christmas this year as I will get to go home and see my parents for three weeks.

18 DAYS LEFT TO GO!

I have Twitter!

So, I finally caved and got Twitter. Still not sure how I feel about this. I’ve never really been than interested in getting it, but someone advised me to join so I could follow other writers and publishers and I thought why not? I’m still trying to figure out how on earth to use it, though. If you interested, here I am: https://twitter.com/mtwilsonwrites I’ll mainly be posting about writing type stuff. We’ll just have to see how this experiment goes…

Trip to London!

I went into London for the day on Monday to meet my parents. Since I’m at university it had been a few weeks since I had seen them so it was really nice to meet up with them. I went to Harrods with Mum to have a look around. The Christmas Shop was really disappointing though, there wasn’t much there and there wasn’t even Christmas music playing! Then we met Dad at Covent Garden and had dinner at Maxwell’s Bar and Grill. The meal was very nice and the service was good too. As the Christmas lights were turned on the night before we had a wonder around, looking at the lights around Covent Garden.

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Then we went to Victoria Coach Station to go on a night bus tour with Golden Tours. It was an open top so it was good for taking photographs, though it was very cold! The route was good, it went past a lot of landmarks and we went over the river several times so there were lots of opportunities to take pictures of the Thames. The tour was an hour and a half in total which was a nice length and the tour guide had a lot of interesting things to talk about. I’d never really fancied going on a bus tour before because I thought it sounded boring, but going at night was great because the city looks so different. I would definitely recommend it.

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(all images used in this post are (c) me 2014)