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Writer's Block: Timeless tales

What were your favorite books as a child, and why?

I remember loving The Magic Roundabout books and I still have them. Although I don't particularly know why. Sometimes it's difficult to pinpoint why you like something.

I also loved Enid Blyton's Magic Far Away Tree book series which I read all of more than once. They were interesting and magical and exciting! I still have them in my bookcase but they are written in such an old style that is so odd tp try and read now.

Writer's Block: Ride the lightning

Should people who are sentenced to life in prison be allowed the death penalty as an option, and why?

Econimcal issues aside (as I do not know the details of them well enough to factor this into my opinion) I think criminals sentenced to life imprisonment should have to suffer for what they were imprisoned for. They do not deserve the rights that everybody else has. However, someone who is jailed for murder is different to someone jailed for manslaughter in my opinion.

On a moral level, I think everyone has the right to chose to live or die. Even criminals who have forfeited their other rights.

Feb. 21st, 2011

I had a great, chilled out day yesterday on my birthday. I woke up at about 9 o clock. Waking up quite early feels good when you realise how much of the day you have left. And it's always great when it feels later than it is and then you realise you still have lots of hours in the day left! 24 is not enough to do everything in! I find it's so easy to just waste hours at a time doing nothing specific.

As well as my netbook which I got early I got a few other bits including a new mouse for it and some money from relatives and friends of family. I'm thinking about buying a nice watch since I always wear one and it will be a good thing to be able to say "this is what I spent my birthday money on" about; which is what my mum suggested I do.

I decided to sort of document my day as I am a photographer after all (:

Jus' chillin' bruh

Breakfast and lunch (:

My little netbook (:

This is a must have feature of a birthday!

And finally, my cake! The reason for it being a carrot cake (other than the fact I like carrot cake) is that my mum is making a chocolate cake like she normally does for my party later in the week. So this was something a little different and unusual.

My mum decided (and I'll admit I agreed) that it would be okay to just stick the candles in without the holders because we would take them out soon after. Once she lit them they started dripping wax really quickly and we had to scrape off some of the icing but it turned out good in the end (:

Breakfast this morning: a larger piece of the above. I'm so healthy! (:

I also went to see Paul at the cinema and thought it was pretty good. And we had lasagne for dinner; home made of course. Then I just spent the rest of my day watching tv and chatting to friends. It was a very nice day overall and I got a lot of birthday wishes which was nice (: I especially enjoyed being allowed to have anything I wanted for the day, like shotgun when we went out and my brother letting me play with him on the xBox for once! (:

Handmade jewellery

Okay, so I've updated my eBay page today and re-listed 12 of my unsold bracelets. I made some cheaper so hopefully they will be more likely to sell now.

I always use glass beads; none of them are plastic, and I string them on elastic which has proved to be pretty strong so far. The charm beads and spacer beads I use are silver plate or Tibetan silver - I may work up to real silver soon but at the moment this is practical and in my opinion doesn't look cheap so it's the way to go (: A lot of the beads I work with are Czech fire polished glass beads which are beautiful. Some have an AB coating which is very effective for colour in the light.

This is an example of one:

(Luckily my photography skills come into practice here)

Follow this link if you are interested:

Although, all my items are up for auction (since you have to pay for buy it nows!) and they will end in a week but if you have eBay you will know all about watching things etc.

On another note altogether...


That's dedication right there ^ that took forever!


If you could change one thing about yourself, except for looks, what would it be?

Definitely my emetaphobia. First and foremost, but I'm not going to go into it in a blog.

And after that, my lack of confidence would have to be dealt with. I have self confidence and I'm absolutely fine with my friends. I can talk to strangers I guess... like asking for something in KFC or buying a train or cinema ticket. But I cannot talk to people my age easily who I don't know. I don't have the confidence to strike up a conversation. I have close friends but not many people other than those who I would consider friends. I don't find it easy to meet new people and make friends although I think just getting older and meeting new people along the way will all help (:

Writer's Block: Almost like a song

How would you describe your ideal romantic partner in six words?

Enough like me to understand me.
I miss my boyfriend who's in NY and won't be back until Tuesday :( It's annoying me because it makes me feel a bit helpless because I can't do anything about it.

I also have work to do which I'm not motivated to do at all and it's nagging at the back of my mind so I can't relax without feeling like I have something to do. I have to read Captain Corelli's Mandolin and I'm yet to get into it. I have half term (a week) to get through it. I think today I will spend a lot of time accomplishing something so I feel good about myself and hopefully I will cheer up a bit!

I'm going to get dressed and ready and stop watching a repeat of the Brit Awards.

Writer's Block: The winning ticket

What would be your first purchase if you won the lottery?

Initially, I would buy some technology for myself. But that's only because that's what I want at the moment. With that sorted, I would buy some new photography gear and software, buy a new phone and decorate my room extravagantly.

I would spend a ridiculous amount on a beautiful new house for me and my family; somewhere close to where we live now. With bay windows, a spiral staircase, a massive garden and a library/large study. And with big stone fireplaces and wooden beams. Somewhere rural would be great that's not too far away from civilisation and my friends obviously. Somewhere perfect for photography with a lot of it's own land.

Beautiful like this. I love the little well and the river behind it:

I would also probably spend money on a holiday home for us to use.

Starting my own business might be a wise move. Although I'd have no idea how to go about it it would most likely revolve around arts and crafts and/or photography.

I'd also have enough money to start property development so I would buy a house to renovate and try and continue doing that making a profit.

I would save lots of money for:
  • holidays
  • my university fees
  • my own house in the future
And after all this, hopefully I would have a good deal left which I could donate to charity after giving my family whatever they want. I would split it between a few different ones but allow them to have a good sum each so it does a lot of good.
I am currently bored. My brother is playing on the xbox and I'm on my netbook editing my journal and trying to find something interesting to do. Right now I should be reading my book but I am that good at procrastinating that I don't even feel that guilty since at least I am writing something. This counts as somewhat productive to me. Plus I love typing on this keyboard :D

I looked at my journal entries just now and find it funny that my first blog was just me moaning about stuff. I think I may have some other things to talk about now. But moaning is good. I do it a lot, it feels good when you can moan to someone who can relate to you; and even better when they moan too. This is what a lot of my school mornings consist of. The morning is the best time to moan. Something annoying me right now is that all the really comfy relaxed positions I sit with my netbook are blocking the vent!

Well today I achieved something at least. My friend who is into photography a bit too called and got me to go out to the river for a walk with our cameras. So me, him and another of our friends were out for a few hours earlier in the bitter cold looking for some interesting places. I'm going to look at my photos before I end this entry and maybe post one if I can find one good enough :) I'm trying to look at photography a bit differently when I'm out and have my photographic eyes open where I'm constantly trying to work out how and what will make a good photo. I love landscapes and scenic places as I'm into environmental photography more than anything else at the moment. I'd really like to get into other kinds of photography. I like to think I'm fairly open-minded and that I can appreciate different styles. deviantART is a brilliant site to inspire me where I can look at all kinds of different photography and share my own work.

My deaviantART page: http://kriisy.deviantart.com/

First Post (again)

Right, it's been over two years and I'm back on live journal. Mainly because I just got a cute little white netbook (eee it's so cool :D) and am searching for all the websites I've used in the past/use now like this, Quizilla (oh good times) and facebook etc etc. Although, I never really used live journal... I just tried to call it jive lournal then -.- and I really need to change my really old photo which I uploaded for my picture in 2008. 2008!!! It's now 2011! But I currently have none of my photos on here because it's new so I will try and get round to that when I can be bothered and when this photo starts annoying me enough.

I've always liked the idea of blogging but never thought my life was interesting enough to write about which would cause people to actually want to read it. Things are changing now though. I still should probably get out more (the fact I've been online since 9 o clock this morning and that I'm writing on live journal when you would normally find me scrolling through nothing particularly interesting on facebook proves that) but i'm doing more with my photography now and have a new special person in my life (<3)

And even if no one reads this or cares I am still going to update my page with random thoughts and continous waffle and obviously the occasional rant just to vent. Maybe this will make me feel good. I don't have a diary so I don't usually write things like this down. Wow, look how much I've written about practically nothing so far ;D I wonder if my friends still use this and are reading this like ...wtf? (:

I just got distracted by the box under this box and I have to say I'm impressed with the choice of moods! It's going to take a while to find the right one every time I finish an entry now >.< I may have to change it to sore as I've been sitting on my arse too long. (I'm not even going to go into my back hurting!) And I'm liking the fact that there's "drunk" and "horny" haha!

So I need to get up after this and vacuum my room and change my bedding because a relative will possibly sleeping in it later. Luckily I have this netbook to entertain myself with on the sofa! Along with family guy and other random programmes of course. This has actually impressed me quite a bit; the keyboard is lovely and it's so light I just moved up slightly and it tipped back. Plus the review said the sound quality wasn't brilliant but I'm happy enough with it. It isn't even that weird going from vista on my computer to this windows XP OS. The backspace is half the size though so I will have to get used to that. I've gone off on a tangent. Wow what a long pointless blog...

So anyway as I was saying: get up and tidy; get ready so I don't feel completely lazy for the rest of the day; attempt to read from chapter 4 to chapter 10 of my English Lit. book I should have read in the summer (oops); and do some more research on photographers for my project. Oh and take some photos of my brother playing guitar. Updates on how that goes later. Maybe.

How am I supposed to sign this off?


P.s. it's my birthday in 2 days!!! :D :D :D