..gotta have a little rain
to make a rainbow
- I'm back with another 'Chronicle' post. For those of you who haven't seen this kind of post before, it is basically a reoccurring feature of my blog that isn't necessarily 100% beauty or fashion related, whereby you can get to know me a little better through things I'm thinking about, wishing for and such. Sometimes it includes pictures of my week and pictures that inspire me and answers to questions I have been asked via twitter or on YouTube etc etc. :)
- THIS POST CONTAINS SOME RATHER WILD PICTURES HA HA, SKIP AHEAD IF YOUR NOT BOTHERED ABOUT LEEDS FESTIVAL TO SEE MY NEW BABY! -
Incredibly, a year has passed me by. This time last year I had just arrived home from Leeds Festival 2010 and in two days time I would be starting a completely new college and embarking on my first year of A level. Scary stuff knowing a whole twelve months has whizzed passed me and how much things have changed.
In that time i've been dumped on Valentines day (yes, we all remember that ha ha), passed my driving test first time after being told I was the worst driver there ever was, passed my AS levels with grades that certainly made me proud, made some fabulous new friends and kickstarted 'Good Golly Miss Hollie' - An achievement I will always give myself a pat on the back for because as cheesy as it sounds, it changed my life. :)
....After posting my reminiscent 'Festival Survival Guide' earlier this month a lot of my Twittery friends wanted to know how I got on this year after such a lonley time last year. I have to say, the bands were far worse this year and the overall time I had was different. I know it was nicer camping with my best friend, meeting new, crazy friends and finding my old friends but something about it just felt, different.
It rained. A lot.
The entire field was sludgey and sticky. It was raining and it was freezing cold.
Good old British summertime eh?
Ed Sheeran was AMAZING live. DEFINITELY check him out below playing my favorite song ever 'The A Team' It was so crazy, as soon as he started singing it I burst into immediate tears! It was a very strange experience. I said to my Stanford Blatch ( my lovely Ben) that when I heard this song I would know what to do about a particular situation about somebody. And I cried. I didn't get many answers.
Madness were fabulous too, as were The Pigeon Detectives, ('Everybody want's me' has always been a song I have had a soft spot for )
Seasick Steve has also become a new addition to my iTunes collection, Two Door Cinema Club, Noah & The Whale, Muse, and sooo many more amazing bands played fabulously live.
At nighttime we all got horrendously drunk on warm, flat cider. euw and ended up at the silent rave. One night there was a 'Holby City' remix playing on channel 1, everyone else was singing along on channel 2 to 'Mr Brightside' and my friend and I were just acting about to this random Holby City song. :)
I even ended up telling people I was from Glasgow in a Scottish accent and even stupidly went up to a burger van asking if they made 'Premium Hagis Burgers'
Fun and games aside
I also managed to do some shopping! Woo Hoo!
At Festivals, you HAVE to go shopping for a silly hat!
Here is last years (L) and this years (R)
I also invested in a waterproof smock (attractive), Hawaiian skirts and flower boas, about 635 billion bottles of ridiculously priced bottles of water
AND THIS BEAUTY......
100% Real leather dark brown jacket from the Oxfam tent. The price. A tenner!!!!
I literally couldn't believe what I was seeing a real leather jacket, the perfect fit for me and the perfect 'Blazer-Mack' style. It was just meant to be.
I knew I wanted a new leather, preferably brown jacket for the autumn and I knew the Oxfam tent at Leeds Festival has some amazing bargains. You are not kidding!
I love it soooo much and it smells divine!
I have had SUCH a great weekend! I even went on a date yesterday! Ooh aren't I becoming adventurous hehe.