I’ve decided I might start doing one of these posts every month. I’m not sure when I’ll post it, because currently my 14th of October slot is filled up with a post – maybe I’ll throw in an extra post this week anyway, who knows (you know whenever you’re reading this I suppose!). Anyway, I’ve seen so many people in the blogosphere doing these sorts of ‘Behind The Blog’ posts and I always find them so interesting to read (Najida does some awesome ones that I love!) so I decided I might as well write one of my own, even though my life is inherently boring and all I do is homework and sleep – someone might find it mildly interesting? I’m hoping these posts might also help me to be less ‘bloggy Sophie’ and more ‘sophie sophie’ if you know what I mean, because while I do LOVE chatting to you all about makeup and whatnot, I truly am a pretty boring person who just procrastinates forever and ever and doesn’t get up to much other than being too sarcastic all of the time. Anyway, it’s 10:21PM on Saturday 7th October 2017, lets see how this one goes. Pretty mad to think this is going to take me an entire week to write!
SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER – A DAY IN WHICH I REACHED NEW HEIGHTS OF CRAZY CAT LADY, QUIZZES AND DESK BUILDING.
Today my grandparents have been down to visit and have been for a while, but my day was mostly spent building a desk with my mum. I say I built it, but I was probably there for moral support more so than my fine craftsmanship skills. We bought the desk online for £80, so I wasn’t expecting the best quality desk you’d ever seen (which I was fine with because the dimensions fit my room perfectly!) but I at least expected it to be the right colour! I ordered the desk in white, but it’s literally purple, well it’s more lilac but definitely not white! It’s also really bad quality and so wobbly, but my dad has managed to fix that and it’s now really sturdy and a nice looking desk, so mum’s going to paint it for me and then all should be well. I’m planning on maybe doing a desk tour or maybe even a room tour post when everything is finished, so leave me a comment if you fancy that!
Other than desk building, today has been very non descript! I’ve not been that productive with homework which isn’t good because I have way too much food coursework to be procrastinating. I’ve been mostly chilling with my family, my grandad did a quiz for us all tonight which is somewhat of a weird little fun tradition that we have; I’d like to say I won, but I probably didn’t (I did surprise everyone with my knowledge of science though, myself included. Perhaps not paying attention in science for the past year hasn’t been that bad of a move and a token gesture of information has seeped in?). I have been playing with my cat today too (wow, you truly have hit the epitome of sadness Sophie, well done) and got some cute pictures of her, so perhaps I’ll leave one for you all below seen as she is really cute and rather nice to look at.
First, she sleeps. Then you give her a leaf and she’s suddenly totally awake. Weird.
SUNDAY 8TH OCTOBER – SHOPPING!
Today my grandparents left and we went shopping into Swindon, which is a town relatively local to where I live. We needed to go to B&Q to get tiles, but whilst we were there my brother and I got really bored so I bought us hot chocolate and a cuppa and we sat in the cafe and enjoyed those. It was my first hot chocolate of the season and it was really nice! In B&Q I also got some really cute pictures of some flowers which was nice. After, we went to homesense and dunelm but I was a bit disappointed with homesense as I’d been watching all the hauls people have been doing on YouTube but none of the autumn stuff seemed to be in my store, and all of the candles were pretty rubbish. Anyway, afterwards we all got really hungry so decided to head to the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet and we ate at Giraffe which is one of my all time FAVE restaurants. I shared nachos and an enchilada with my mum and it was really good, I also had the mango mama smoothie which is my favourite drink basically in the entire world. After this, I went into paperchase and because everything was slightly discounted I couldn’t resist but pick up a few of their 80p postcards because I love displaying these in my room, and then my brother showed me eight mini christmas crackers that were reduced from £6.20 to £1.75 – how can you turn them down!? I’m thinking of doing a collective haul after I’ve been shopping next saturday (ooo spoiler for the end of the week!) so I guess I’ll include them in that. The crackers, albeit a touch early, are adorable and I think I’m going to place them in and around my christmas tree and open them every so often.
Anyway, after that I went into the Yankee candle store, but nothing took my fancy. I then saw Jack Wills, and everything had about £20 off, so I couldn’t resist. I bought a really nice blue shirt and a cream jumper, they look so cosy and I really am in love! Now it’s 7pm and I’m going to tidy around my room a bit and get ready for school tomorrow, do some homework I’ve been procrastinating all weekend and pack my bag, lay out my uniform etc. Also, this morning mum painted my desk so it’s drying now and she’s going to do a second coat tomorrow – I’m very excited to get it all up and running!
Flowers at b&q
Giraffe, which has some of my fave food and decor in the world!
MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER – SCHOOL, SLEEPING AND SPIDERS!
Last night at about 9pm my little blog hit 500 followers!! I just want to thank everyone so much for that (leave a comment as to how I should celebrate!)
Today I’ve been violently unproductive. At school I had physics, double English, maths and then an afternoon of PE which is some sort of horrible interform thing where forms compete against each other. We did netball, I managed to get out of playing and I think my form won (probably down to me not being in their team and exhibiting the excellence of my netball skills). Anyway, we sat outside all afternoon which was quite cold.
When I came home I was suddenly very tired, which happens to me basically all the time, so I decided to have a bath and then a short 30 minute nap. However, my alarm went off after half an hour and not surprisingly I managed to ignore it and sleep for approximately two hours. My tiredness has not stopped and it’s currently quarter to eleven so I guess I’m going to sleep soundly tonight! I also did no homework tonight, I didn’t have any due for tomorrow but ideally I’d have liked to have done some, but I didn’t.
This morning, thankfully I wasn’t in the house, my mum saw two horrible spiders within the space of an hour and had to get my dad to remove them (even though he was about to set off for work). I’m so glad I didn’t see them as I probably wouldn’t even have survived through the day I’d be that nervous, but I’m pretty much on the look out 24/7 for spiders now!
Hopefully tomorrow will be a bit more productive than today, and I’ll be less tired. Anyway, told you my life was violently boring! Thank you for 500 followers, I’ll be back tomorrow!
TUESDAY 10TH OCTOBER – REVISION AND HOMEWORK, MOSTLY!
Wow, isn’t that just a compelling title for my day; actually, it describes it pretty well. Today has been much more productive than yesterday. Not necessarily at school, but then again I am never productive at school, but at home after school I’d say I’ve done well. I actually got home at 10 past five instead of my usual 3:35pm, because we had a history revision session after school (I’d like to say this was useful, but it was mostly just messing around and laughing over a lack of knowledge for everything we’ve learnt already) and this is a weekly thing I think, so I guess I’ll be doing it most Tuesday nights. It did make me feel more productive though so that’s good.
When I got home I had my tea and went on my phone for a while, and ate my tea. I had a really nice prawn pasta salad from M&S, and then after that I got to work on my French homework which was SO draining. I then had a small existential crisis about all the work I had to do, then did my biology revision for a test on the nervous system that I have tomorrow. I used an app called FocusNow, which is basically like an app that allows you to grow a little pumpkin whilst you’re working, and you set the time you want to work for. If you exit the app, your pumpkin dies. You also collect your pumpkins in a little farm! I did two 30 minute revision sessions, so I grew two pumpkins in my time, and I really enjoyed using the app. It’s now half nine, so I’ll probably go take off my makeup and wash my face, and I might do my english homework but I also might not. Anyway, I’ve felt quite productive tonight and I managed not to have a two-hour nap!
That’s some of the biology revision I’d been doing, none of which really went in!
WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER – TESTS AND HOMEWORK!
My biology test was quite hard, but I hope it went alright. I think quite a few people found it difficult so hopefully if I fail then I wont be the only one!! We also had a surprise French listening test which was exactly what I was looking for on a dark and cold Wednesday morning in my hellish double french lesson – I got 24/40 (French is not a strong point) which was a C, but only one or two marks away from a B. My weekdays are really boring, tonight I just did loads of homework, I did english and history predominantly but also did some maths revision just as general practice considering I’m basically awful at maths. I’ve also started to think about the revision I’m going to have to do this coming October half term, because when we get back to school it’ll be all about the mocks, and the pre mock exams and all sorts, and then it’s GCSEs (which is only a bit scary (note my intense sarcasm!))
So yeah, a very boring night had by me. Tomorrow night should be more exciting though because the new Riverdale episode is out on Netflix!! I’m so excited to watch it, I love Riverdale!
THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER – RIVERDALE IS FINALLY HERE!
I’ve literally waited about a year ish for this?! I’m so happy the new episode of Riverdale has finally graced Netflix, and it was SO GOOD! I’m really wondering who exactly tried to (SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN IT!) kill Fred Andrews, and who killed/tried to kill Miss Grundy at the end. I thought it could be Betty’s dad, but only based on the fact that the guy in the mask at the end somewhat resembled him, but I’m sure we’ll find out soon and people will come up with so many theories. Either way, it was AMAZING and I’m so glad it’s back; my Thursday nights will be a lot better now! I also want to know who you prefer together if you watch it: Betty and Jughead or Veronica and Archie. I really cannot decide!
Anyway, enough rambling about that. Tonight has been mostly filled with work, surprise surprise. I’ve finished some English work that I’ve needed to do as I didn’t manage to complete it during the lesson, and I’ve also started some French revision for next Tuesday’s writing exam. Fun times for me! Tomorrow is the last day of this week and I’m SO happy because it has dragged way too much! Also, we break up from school on Tuesday of next week which is really good as it means I get an extra three days on my holiday. We got our history tests back today, I did alright, I got a 6 (which is a B) but then miss remarked one of my questions as we’re allowed to query her marking so that we get more familiar with the mark scheme; it took my 16 mark question from 13/16 to 15/16 which was good. I did struggle with time on that exam, and missed out one of the eight markers, so I think I’ll try and do that tonight in a little while. I also need to sort all of my recent tests into the right wallets in my folders at home so that when I finally get round to revising they are all there.
We did have double PE today, which is the bane of my existence, however it worked in my favour as I spent most of the lesson with my friend in the medical room because someone had thrown a ball at the side of her face – oh the joys of dodgeball!
Anyway, that’s been my night. Pretty boring, apart from Riverdale.
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER – NEARLY DYING IN FORM, BLOGGER MAIL AND A PAMPER SESSION!
Okay, maybe that’s a touch dramatic, but it is Friday 13th afterall.
There was some sort of wannabe tarantula in my form this morning, and apparently I’m the only person who has a ‘Oh my god I’m going to die’ experience whenever I see any form of spider. I had to watch it crawl around and hide in nasty places opposite me on the floor before my form tutor noticed and removed it, but she wasn’t even scared and started to show it to people around the room before she got rid of it. Mad. It was like the devil had descended upon the room, I was PETRIFIED. It literally nearly walked over my foot, I had to move myself to the other side of the classroom before miss managed to safely remove it, and everyone was laughing at me because of this severe terror I’d been put through. Not fun.
Anyway, after my highly enjoyable spider filled day (which left me permenantly on-edge all day), I got home to some blogger mail which was such a great thing, and exactly what I needed. I’ll be doing a review soon (Wednesday is the plan, but it could be later than that if I haven’t got time), but for those of you who follow me on instagram (@lovesophblog_ if you aren’t following, or you can just click here to go straight there!) then you’ll have seen some sneak peeks of the product – it’s fair to say that I’m really enjoying it. Anyway, in light of it’s arrival I decided the best way to try it out would be to have a full blown pamper session for myself! I had a bath, shaved my legs (so they’re now so soft and its GREAT) and did a hair mask. After that, I got out and moisturised my body with the amazing body milk that I got in Augusts Betty Box and washed my face and did a face mask, and tried out the facial oil I’d been sent. A full review to come, but it was so lovely and relaxing, both me and my mum love it!
So yeah, not a productive day or evening but I did really enjoy a little bit of ‘me-time’! I’m going to go to bed basically now because I’m up early to catch the train to Southampton to go shopping tomorrow.
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER – SHOPPING AND EATING OUT!
Today has been so lovely! My mum and I went into Southampton for a really good shop, as we love the shopping centre, West Quay, that is there. West Quay is so great and filled with all my fave shops, so it’s fair to say I did a bit of damage. I went into Jack Wills and bought myself a shirt, and mum got me a bodywarmer and a purse (that matches my school bag!!) for christmas. I always go out to buy my christmas presents with mum because I actually kind of hate surprises so I like to know what I’m getting! In hollister, I bought a long sleeved top with buttons on the chest in this really beautiful burgundy colour, and the most gorgeous, cosy jumper ever! If you’d like to see these in a haul/lookbook post then do tell me in the comments as I love a good haul post but feel like sometimes people can get bored of them! I also grabbed myself a little pot vase thing in Tiger which I’m using as a pen pot and it’s really nice, and some postcards (again!) in paperchase, but they were just too cute to resist.
Mum and I had lunch out in TGI Fridays, which is definitely our favourite restaurant because we’ve always gone there to eat out basically since I was little. We always get loads of appetisiers to share because we can never decide what to get, so we got a sharing portion of chicken nachos, loaded potato skins and a side of fries. It was so good, and I loved the decor (although I forgot to grab any pictures); I’d really reccomend TGI Fridays in Southampton, but the one near to West Quay as I think it’s a lot nicer!
Anyway, below is a picture of me. I wore my Topshop Leigh jeans, Converse and my Jack Wills blue shirt, but I also had a cream jumper from Jack Wills to throw on incase I got too cold (which happened on multiple occasions!)
Please try to ignore my ‘broken’ looking foot, I have some weird habit of standing like this for photos!
So, thats the week over! This was maybe one of the longest posts I’ve done (3141 words!) so if you’ve gotten this far I congratulate you! How was your week? If you’ve got a similar post to this make sure to link me to it in the comments so I can have a read!