the july days

August 05, 2014

"The July Days refers to events in 1917 that took place in Petrograd, Russia, between 3 July and 7 July when soldiers and industrial workers engaged in spontaneous demonstrations against the Russian Provisional Government. The Bolsheviks tried to provide leadership to the demonstrations."
July, in every possible way has been one of the best months of the year. Why may you ask? I have no flaming idea, I cannot actually think of one publishable reason why this month has been great, but believe me when I tell you that it has been. I feel as though this year of college has been - for the lack of a better word - utterly crap - and that could be a reason why I've finally felt happy after being released from a hell hole that in this country is illegal to climb out of for the time being, but hopefully it will all be better come September.
Things that have made me happy this month:
  • I went to see Begin Again at the cinemas and it is probably one of the most inspiring films I have seen in my life. I've been streaming the soundtrack on a loop for nearly two weeks now and there hasn't yet come a moment where I'm begging for it to stop. If you ever get a chance to watch it, grab it with both hands as I'm rather sad that it's left my local cinema for good.
  • Can I just say Little Mix? LITTLE MIX.
  • I've found a love for iced tea from Costa Coffee (third post and second mention, we're on a roll) and I'm sorry to say that the peach lemonade is severely over rated when you've tried this. The only problem I have with it is that there's only one tea bag used, no matter whether you've bought a small or large drink so a large drink is so watery whereas the small drink, um isn't.
  • I've found myself in three newspapers within the space of three days, with two of them being national papers which means millions of people have seen either a rather large unflattering dancing picture of me or the side of my frame depending on which rag you're looking through. *sarcastic yaaaay*

I set out every month with plans, dreams and goals, with the main goal this month being to laugh more and to get three years of phone photography developed for my albums, aptly named 'selfies and #tbt.' These were all achieved and I'm picking the photos up from the local chemist next week (yup, a chemist) and to be fair, it's all rather exciting round here. I've also got some great little collaborations coming up in the next couple of weeks, with one of them being with a worldwide brand *hides* so keep your eyes peeled here on 'Olivia Curls' as you won't want to miss it!
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  1. I was so desperate to see Begin Again, but I never got around to it. I guess I'll have to wait until it comes out on DVD :) I love how positive this post is and congrats for getting into the newspaper! :**

    Eden from edenroses xx

    1. It was so so good! I'll definitely be buying it the second it comes out, thank you so much and also thanks for following, it makes my day! xxx


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