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Parts of the body… answers

FEET: One thing you want to accomplish in life

I want to be rich… with experiences from all over the world. I want to feel alive, not just be alive. I want to see the world through my own eyes.

KNEES: Two things that make you go weak in the knees

  1. The incredible feeling I get when singing along to my favorite musicians… LIVE. Nothing can beat the tranquility and absolute happiness I feel when the music is so good that my eyes water, my hair stands up from head to toe and my heart beats in time with the sounds.
  2. Needles… and not in a good way – they are my biggest fears.  I get like this girl does – LOL! Yes, I know I have a tattoo, but it is so different. It just is.

STOMACH: Three comfort foods

  1. Milo
  2. Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream
  3. Macaroni cheese (with bacon!!! Life is better with bacon)

HANDS: Four things you’ve created that you’re proud of

  1. Scrapbooks – 1 for my niece, nephew and my friend, Amy
  2. My drawings
  3. These super sexy chocolate bowls
  4. My beautiful coffee table photo collage

Coffee table








HEART: Five people you love in this or any other world

WOW! This is a hard once to answer “properly”

  1. Tom
  2. Parents
  3. Sisters
  4. Family
  5. Friends

MOUTH: Six favorite quotes

  1. “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” – Joss Whedon
  1. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
  1. “…accept the things I cannot change…” – from the Serenity Prayer
  1. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
  1. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

NOSE: Seven favorite scents

  1. Freshly washed laundry
  2. Jasmine flowers
  3. The seaside
  4. Bacon (Again, life is better with bacon)
  5. Bonfires / fire / matchsticks
  6. Cherry car air freshener
  7. Baking cakes

EYES: Eight celebrity crushes

  1. James Franco (NUMBER 1!!! Need I say more??!! And have you seen his little brother Dave???)
  2. Shia Lebeouf (Unexpected)
  3. Dave Grohl
  4. Ashton Kutcher
  5. Bradley Cooper
  6. Johnny Depp (Pretty sure he is on everyone’s list – men and women all over the world)
  7. Ed Sheeran (if you don’t agree – go see him live then come back to me!)
  8. Hemsworth brothers

EARS: Nine favourite songs

9 of MANY!!! (and in no order)

  1. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
  2. Videogames (Lana Del Ray)
  3. For the First Time (The Script)
  4. Collide (Howie Day)
  5. The Best (Tina Turner)
  6. Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
  7. Drops of Jupiter (Train)
  8. Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
  9. Post Break-Up Sex (The Vaccines)

Music Festival Checklist

From the previous post below (Beer for Breakfast @ Reading Festival 2012), I have come up with a list of items that one would need at a weekend festival. Whether you’ve never been to one before or you’re a regular- I hope this helps. I did a bit of research before I went to Reading  Festival and with a little help from my friends, I got by 🙂


And so… in no order of importance:

  • Tickets – Besides the (obvious) festival tickets, you will also need any relevant travel tickets too. Booking travel tickets for the bus/train in advance can save you money and is less stressful than waiting in long queues or risking the chance of not getting a seat. Don’t forget to book a return journey and plan how you will get to the station/s beforehand.
  • Cash & Cards – They say that you need at least £100 for each day that you spend at a festival. If you plan properly, it doesn’t need to be that expensive.  Festival ATM cash machines are normally surcharge machines and always have long queues. Don’t always rely on ATMs in the surrounding town/area as those are just the same. Budget your money for the days that you are there and withdraw the cash on the morning you leave for the festival. Keep your money very safe and split it into different pockets, in your shoes, in your bag etc. Take your card for emergency cash or if you simply run out.
  • Directions – If you plan on driving to the festival, find the best route possible and make sure that if you use a Sat Nav, that it works properly. Remember to pack your car park ticket! If you are using public transport, make sure you know where to go when you arrive at the station as it won’t be fun being lost with loads of things to carry. Make sure you know which entrance you’re allowed to use at the festival as you can end up walking for miles.
  • Personal Identification – For some UK festivals, having a form of ID is often a requirement to get in through security. For example, Glastonbury won’t let you in if your ID does not match the name on the ticket. This is to avoid fake tickets being sold and to abide to any age restrictions that apply. Check the festival terms and conditions in advance. Always read the small print.
  • Keys – Keep these in a very safe place. Car keys, house keys, gate keys, everything. It won’t be fun arriving home, salivating over the thought that you get to sleep in a bed and have a wash, and then find that you’re locked outside. If you are prone to losing things- ask a friend, family member or trusted neighbour to keep a spare set.
  • Camera – This is number one on my list for everything. I love taking photos and so at Reading Festival, I made sure that I had 3 spare batteries to last the weekend.  Also make sure that you’ve got a protective case and strap for your camera as once you drop it, you can basically kiss it goodbye. Check that your memory card has enough space on it and take an extra one for just in case.
  • Mobile Phone – Make sure that it’s fully charged and if it’s a spare/old phone- make sure you have all the numbers you need in it: Home, parents, family members, partners, close friends, landlord, taxi etc etc. The battery life is likely to run out if you stay over a weekend and use it a lot. There are usually charging points in the arena, but they will cost you around £8 an hour, so try and stick to texting and if possible- dim the brightness, turn off your 3G internet, turn off vibrations and switch it off at night to save the bars from decreasing.

  • Bags – if you decide to use a bag to carry your stuff around in at the festival, make sure you know where it is at all times. Divide your money in different pockets and remember it’s another responsibility to worry about. A lady at Reading  put her handbag on the sofa and went to dance in the guest tent- when she came back, her handbag was gone- along with her money, keys, everything. Not cool.
  • Wellies – These are the shoes that you will most likely be living in throughout a festival weekend. Don’t take new shoes or trainers as they will get ruined, and for heaven’s sake, do not bring high heels- they don’t mix well with fields. Wellies are relatively cheap (especially off eBay) and they do a good job in protecting you from the expected mud. You can get some really funky ones and they tend to last ages! Loud and proud!
  • Hat – If the sun is shining, you’ll be grateful that you brought a hat as there’s not much shelter at a festival. I’d suggest taking a winter hat/ beanie for the night time too as it will keep your head warm and may block out some inevitable noise when you are sleeping.
  • Waterproof Jacket – Even if it says that it won’t rain… it will anyway! It’s a festival tradition. The venues normally sell waterproof ponchos, but they are over-priced and don’t do a great job at keeping you dry!
  • Sunny G’s – take a cheap pair with you as losing a £150 pair of aviators won’t leave you smiling.
  • Glasses / Contact Lenses– Be sure to bring spares if you have them.
  • Other Clothes & Shoes – Organise your outfits for each day so that you don’t have to pack loads! Take an old pair of shoes to use to get in and out of your tent without leaving a messy trail from your wellies. Hoody, extra socks, clean clothes for the trip home etc etc etc.
  • Accessories – Festival fashion loves accessories! Hairbands, bangles, scarves, rings, flower garlands, furry animal hats, pendants and so on.


  • Tent – For obvious reasons, you would definitely need one of these. Before you leave, make sure that you have all the pieces and if possible, take extra pegs with. Make sure you know how to put it up too as they can be a little tricky. Also take a mallet/hammer* with to hit the pegs into the ground as it will save you time and save you from getting sore hands and feet. (* Some festivals may confiscate them, but it’s worth a try). Use a flag or fixed point to mark the site of your tent so you don’t get lost when you return in a drunken (what-is-going-on) state.
  • Bedding – Sleeping on the ground isn’t particularly comfortable, so if you’re lucky enough to have a blow up mattress- well, that’s a no brainer- TAKE IT!! If not, your bedding should include: A sleeping bag, roll mat and an extra blanket (believe me- it gets FrEeZiNg!). You can also bring a pillow, but to save space, just use your rucksack or a spare jersey.
  • Electrics – If you are going to be at a festival with plug power sockets, you can take your phone/camera chargers and won’t have to worry about running out of battery. Forget about taking hair dryers, straighteners, music docking stations and other impractical items.
  • Torch – Everything looks different at night.
  • Rubbish bags – These are really useful when you are packing up as you can put your muddy wellies and wet clothes in them so that they don’t mess on anything else. They are also useful for discarding rubbish in- who knew? 🙂

  • Toilet Roll Don’t be surprised when you don’t find toilet paper in the cubicles. Keep some in your bag or pocket for when there’s none available.
  • Wet Wipes – This is a MUST! Use them to freshen yourself up.
  • Toothbrush & Paste – (Alternatively, using cider for the toothpaste is always a great idea :))
  • Washing Essentials – Shampoo, conditioner and soap.  The shower facilities range at different festivals, but don’t expect comfort or luxury. HOWEVER, no one will judge you if you choose not to shower as you will be clean for about five minutes before you start smelling like the rest of the crowd. You’ll be amazed at how well the nostrils can adapt and personally, I think it’s more of a mission than anything. Wet wipes do a good job at giving you a “refreshed” feeling. But it’s your choice.
  • Towel– Take two if you have the space. (You can always use one as a pillow).
  • Deodorant – Festivals usually have a size limit on these sorts of things so a travel-sized one should do.
  • Hair Brush – Not essential, but will help detangle your hair after a shower.
  • Mirror – To use for when putting contact lenses in, applying make up, face painting and so forth.
  • Dry shampoo – if you choose not to shower, dry shampoo makes your hair look clean for an extra day or so.
  • Anti-bacterial Hand Gel – Use to clean your hands before eating or putting contact lenses in.
  • Sun Lotion – For when/if the sun shines.

  • Mini First Aid Kit – Plasters, burn cream, anti-histamines, anti-bacterial cream etc. There are First Aid points at the venues, but this is for when you’re at your tent.
  • Prescription Medicine – Make sure that you have enough supply of your personal prescription medicine such as inhalers, painkillers (be careful when drinking too much), insulin, heart medication, whatever.
  • Paracetamol or Nurofen – Again, this is a must for headaches or hangovers.
  • Berroca/ Booster Thingy’s – They will get you going for another day!
  • Contraception – Be safe people.
  • Food and Drinks – When camping at a festival, you are allowed to take your own food and drinks into the camping site. However, no glass is allowed in the site so make sure that if you take alcohol, that it’s tinned or in plastic bottles. Take energy drinks, cereal bars, crisps, sweets and other dry snacks with to get you through meal times. Festival food is ridiculously over-priced, but to be honest, it is a lot easier to fork out £8 for a burger than cooking one yourself. But if you insist on taking your own cooking materials, then good luck with that.
  • Water – that’s it.
  • Bottle Opener – Using your teeth to get that beer in your belly is never a good idea. Take a bottle opener with to avoid such- a key ring type is easy and cheap.
  • Pen Knife – This will probably come in handy more times than you think, but there is a chance that it too may be confiscated.


And lastly, arrive with an AWESOME festival attitude!!!

Even if you rock up to a festival without all of the above items (most likely to happen),  it’s not the end of the world. You will survive as long as you keep your good spirits up (with the help of  booze) and remember these things: You will  get back home at one point where you can get clean again. If you lose your friends- they will be found and if you see a porta loo set on fire- well, that’s normal too 🙂 Just roll with it and have fun!

*SoNgS oN sHuFfLe*

I’m sure that everyone can agree that music is, without a doubt, a soul saver. Music helps to preserve the memories of a person, place or moment. I listen to music every day and love to have a little sing- a- long song time. I also have quite a good singing voice- if I say so myself. No, I actually really don’t. My best friend, Margot, thinks that I sound like a cat drowning 🙂 Thanks M.

So, here’s something a little fun to do 🙂 Grab your cellphone, Ipod, MP3 player, jukebox, boom box, tune box or whatever you crazy kids use these days and follow the five instructions below:

1. Put your music player on shuffle.

2. Press forward for each question.

3. Use the song title as the answer to the questions below and NO CHEATING– no matter how ridiculous it sounds.

4. Add the artist so we know which song it really is.

 5. Have fun!! 🙂

How would you describe yourself?

BIG GIRLS DON’T CRY- Fergie feat. Sean Kingston  (Lies! I cry a lot… even in cartoons!)

How would other people describe you?

YOUR CALL- Secondhand Serenade

If someone says “Are you okay?”, you say…

BEST I’LL EVER BE- Sister Hazel  (Nice one Tayls!)

What do you like in a partner?

FOREVER- Chris Brown   (Aaah… so sweet)

What do you want to be when you grow up?

JUST WANNA BE WITH YOU- Cast of High School Musical 3   (Yes… I do have HSM3 songs on my Ipod)

Your life’s purpose is…

THE LONELY ONE- Alice Deejay  (Ouch!)

Your life’s motto is…


A song that reminds you of good times…

THE END- Simple Plan

What do you think of your best friends?

JAI HO- The Pussycat Dolls  (Meeeowww!)

Wedding song?

MARRY ME- Train  (WHAT??!! Oh my word, that’s so cool!! Totally the best answer in this!)

Funeral song?

STORM- Lifehouse  (Guess I’m gonna die from a lightning strike.)

Your hobbies?


Biggest fear?

CRAZY- Simple Plan  (Does this mean that I’m afraid of becoming crazy?? Well, too late!)

Biggest dream?

BOYFRIEND- Ashlee Simpson  (Love you Tom ❤ !!)

What would you do with all the world’s money?

LETS GET CRAZY- Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana  (HELL YEAH!!! And yes again… I do listen to Hannah Montana!)

Your most missed memory?

KISS ME- Sixpence None The Richer

Your worst personality trait?

SECOND CHANCE- Tinchy Stryder feat. Taio Cruz

The best gift you’ve ever received?

A NIGHT TO REMEMBER-  Cast of High School Musical 3  (blush!)

The best thing about life is…

I GOT A FEELING- Black Eyed Peas

Your fondest memory is…


The weirdest thing about you is?

PAPER PLANES- M.I.A   (Yeah, that is weird!)

Where will you be in 10 years time from now?

SCOTTY DOESN’T KNOW- Lustra  (And neither do I)