Posts tagged ‘Portugal’

September 6, 2011

Summer 2011

So I really haven’t blogged at all this summer so here I’ll just talk, about everything I can remember.

As soon as exams were over, I had about 2 weeks to do little things like shop, catch up with friends etc. Was a nice start to the summer. Then I spent 9 days in Liverpool where I did a music summer school of Indian music, I may do another post explaining this in detail. But we did 7 days of making music from 8am to 10pm. It was intense; painful at times, but I was there with people I consider as family. It’s the only week in the year where music is the only thing I think about… as cheesy as this sounds, it’s truly my passion.

So I came back to London on the 31st of July and on the following day I went to Portugal! A week with my family first. It was nice. I don’t have a great relationship with my parents, but that week we didn’t think about the past at all. We played happy family and I really hope my little sister (she’s 9 years old) had a good time. Our hotel was a 5 minute walk away from the beach which was nice. We stayed just outside the town of Albufeira, a really cute cobbled street town. The town beach was beautiful. We went to a few water parks too, which in the heat was amazing. That may just be my first good memory with my family.

I spent the week after that in Portugal with my friends. We hired a house/villa on the beach in Albufeira. We hit the strip every night; I’m pretty sure my liver stopped functioning. Strange things happened, like part of my head got shaved and my first lesbian encounter, but we agreed: what happened in Portugal, stayed in Portugal.

I got back to England to a few visits to the beach with friends and family but before you know it was off to Huddersfield for some more music. It was great fun as Samyo did a collaboration with the National Youth Jazz Collective. We saw the amazing people, who we had seen in Liverpool earlier this summer, and it was great catching up both socially and musically.

The day after we got back to London, it was time for GCSE results. And the good times stopped. Being from a Sri Lankan family, expectations were high. I got 5A*s, 5As and a B. These weren’t bad I suppose, I just could have done a lot better.

After this, I went to Reading and went to see Hobbie Stuart and The Lion and The Wolf…

My summer has been jam-packed with music which I am so happy about. Looking back, although I had some issues with guys, which was completely my fault, I had a great time. I made a few mistakes but I don’t regret, I’ll just learn from them and never do such things again.

With that, I’m off to school again tomorrow. Sixth form. Hope you all had a great summer.


June 22, 2011

Food for Convenience

I am trying to go back to my size 6 bod as I want to look good for Portugal this summer! It is not happening!
I am trying to eat healthily, cutting down on the carbohydrates, finding alternatives for dairy products, water instead of juice etc but it is incredibly hard when everything around me tempts me to eat junk.

Earlier today, after school, my sister, mum and I went into town to buy some bits and bob. We ended up buying some Maccy Ds just because it was there!

Junk food chains are so popular by so many because they are so convenient. Drive-throughs on the dual carriageway, dotted around shopping centres and conveniently situated on the way home from school.

From now on, I need to avoid all fast food chains! Going to be difficult so wish me luck!

P.s. Latin GCSE over! WOOHOO. Just two more exams left.

May 17, 2011

Some have completely the wrong idea of blogging

On Tumblr,, I read a post which went a bit like this…

“I loathe blogs when I look at them. Blogs look to me illiterate, they look hasty, like someone babbling. To me writing is a considered act. It’s something which is a great labor of thought and consideration. A blog doesn’t seem to have any literary merit at all. It’s a chatty account of things that have happened to that particular person.”

I was disgusted! Blogs may not be nationally published or sold in bookstores but not everything written has to be thought out or deeply considered. Some great ideas and opinions come from chain of thought and that is what blogs are. The ability to write about one’s life which can be referred to by others is an art in its own right. I was not saying the writer of this post was wrong; I guess it is just matter of opinion.

On a merrier note, my destination for the summer of 2011 has been confirmed: Albufeira, Algarve, South Portugal. I’m so excited and wish it could come around sooner!