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ncs week 3

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Week 3 and we're finally back at home after 2 weeks of being away from home! This week we have been based at a local college, planning our social action projects that we will complete next week! I would have to say this week has been the most stressful with many ups and downs but as always we bonded as a team and managed to push through raising a significant amount of money at our fundraiser!

Monday



Our first meeting as a team for the week and it started on a high, learning that we could take the project we originally wanted, working on renovating a youth club alongside the team that originally had that project. I am looking forward to working with them, but I hope that we get on well as the teams have not really mixed as of yet! We began to plan our fundraiser also, before heading out into the town to play Grimopoly, Grimsby's version of Monopoly, which was a lot of fun! It was nice to talk to some members of the team I have spent less time with over the past 2 weeks, and al…

ncs week 2

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As part of NCS week 2 we travelled to Hull University to undergo a week of new experiences that would help us to become a better version of ourselves, as well as living the uni life! It was a very eye-opening week, and a very funny one which has brought our team so much closer together! 
Monday
A lovely start to the week as we could have a lie in as we didn't have to be there until 11am! But as usual we met in our teams again and I remember feeling so happy to be back because I felt like I hadn't seen them in ages! We arrived at Hull Uni at about 1 o'clock before being assigned rooms, which by the way were incredible and so much nicer than the ones at Edale! We attended a knife crime talk by Steve, one of the team leaders, which was a real eye-opener, as some of the stories told were really close to home.



After this we had a session with Paul Grayson MBE and Jenny Wallwork, from The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, which was thoroughly enjoyable because I love sports, and the act…

ncs week 1

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If you have read my most recent post, (if not read here), you would have known that I went away for a week as part of NCS. I travelled to YHA Edale, which is in the Peak District, to go on the adventure week. After a rocky start, I managed to get settled, and enjoy the week.
Monday




Personally, it started not so well as I got moved from my group that I had bonded with well at the induction, and then was also not allowed to sit with the person I wanted to and then the bus broke down. But the first thing I did when I got there was unpack, get changed as I stunk and went for a little walk through the hills, which was beautiful, before eating tea and doing some team building, which was very eventful. It was the first time I properly got to know my team, and talk to a few of the new people. I realised I got along with most of the team well, despite not remembering their names! We also met Mark, our instructor for the week, and he did some activities with us, which were very entertaining! But …

a reflection on my blogging experience & things are changing...

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I just want this to be a stripped back post, back to basics, just me and a laptop. It's the night of the Teen Blogger Awards and I am currently waiting for Love Island to start! This post is just one that I want to post to let you all know what's going to happen over the next few weeks regarding my blog and how it's changing as I finish my summer holidays and start sixth form. 
The first thing I want to say is a massive well done to all winners of a Teen Blogger Award! You are all well deserved winners! Although I didn't win the category I was nominated for (Best Lifestyle Blogger) I am still so overwhelmed that I was even nominated, due to the fact I have only been doing this for a year and a half! (ish...) I didn't think that this little website where I just ramble would be recognized and nominated for an amazing award! So thank you to anyone who nominated me or voted for me! Also congratulations to the winner Elin from myblurredworld.com who also won best blog …

the sunshine blogger award

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I haven't done award/tag for such a long time, I think the last one was the Liebster Tag last year which feels like ages ago! So when the lovely Grace Kate tagged me in this latest award, I was so excited to participate in this! Thank you Grace for tagging me, and I hope you enjoy reading my answers to your questions! 
The rules: - Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog - Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you - Nominate 11 bloggers and ask them 11 different questions - List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo in your post and/or on your blog site. 
Questions:

1. What is your favourite thing to do in your spare time (excluding blogging)? Other than blogging, I have 3 other passions: photgraphy, baking and dance. I love taking pictures, and getting the perfect Instagram photo! I love trying out new angles and filters also! I love baking and trying out new recipes, even if they go wrong! I love learning new techniques and I like attempting the cla…

diy: iced toffee latte

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for this recipe you'll need: 
1 tbsp of coffee 1/2 cup of boiling water 3 tsp toffee sauce 1/4 cup of milk 4-8 ice cubes (depends on preference)
method: 
1. Add 1 tbsp of coffee to a cup and add boiled water from a kettle to about half way full.  2. Place this in the fridge (if so a couple of hours before or overnight) or freezer (20 mins) to cool it down, because it does not work out hot!  3. Take out of the fridge/freezer and add ice cubes to a glass. 4. Add 3 tsp of toffee sauce to the coffee and stir before adding it to the glass with ice cubes. 5. Pour 1/4 cup of milk over the coffee and stir! 
So it's just as simple as that! I have been loving iced coffee at the minute and now I have discovered how to make my own, I don't have to keep going to Starbucks or Costa! It is so easy to make but can take a bit of time! hope you liked this little food post! I would like to do more but have no idea what to do! will be back with a new post tomorrow at 12, love,
amelia Xx (it&…

5 songs in july

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Honestly I feel like I've not written a music post in so long! Update: the last one was in January, so this is long overdue! I have been trying to vary up what I have been listening to over the past few weeks, and these five songs stood out to me, all for different reasons and I want to share them, because they all deserve a lot of recognition!

Mi Gente- J Balvin, Willy William & BeyoncĂ©



Just summed up in one word: Summer. I don't know what it is about this remix that I love so much. It's probably because it's BeyoncĂ© featuring and I am a MASSIVE fan of Queen B herself. I think she makes the song so much more powerful if that can be done! J Balvin and Willy William are both amazing artists, and the combination of all 3 creates a song that for me pretty much defines summer. My family and boyfriend although are very much fed up of me playing this song because it is so overplayed in my house! 

Lovely- Billie Eilish ft Khalid



This song is usually something I wouldn't …