Tuesday, 29 July 2014

The Harry Potter Tag

I really really hate tag posts - this is not myspace or bebo! But I'm going to make one exception for this Harry Potter one 'cos anything to do with Harry Potter is amazing.

 || My geeky Harry Potter tattoo ||
1. What is your favourite book?
First question and I'm already regretting this. Too hard. Can I pass? No? Probably the Half Blood Prince if I had to choose.

2. What is your favourite film?
The last two I think, because of how emotional and climatic they are. I can't explain why but they touch me that bit more than the rest of the films.

3. What is your least favourite book?
No I don't like this tag anymore. Sod this question.

4. What is your least favourite film?
The Chamber of Secrets maybe, purely because of the spiders. I can't watch that bit. Big cheer for arachnophobia everywhere! "Why couldn't it be follow the butterflies?!"

5. What part of the books/films made you cry?
I rarely cry at films or books but yes I cried at Harry Potter. When Sirius died, Dumbledore, I also cried when Harry and Ginny broke up... I cried at the films at the same points. Most of all when Dobby died. Bawled my eyes out at that.

6. If you could hook up with any character who would it be?
Well this is a weird question... who wrote this tag?! But I can't lie. Ron Weasley for sure. 

7. Who is your favourite character?
These are horrible questions. Ron, Hagrid, Hermione (but only from film three onwards, first two she's too annoying!). Ginny in the books I also love but not film Ginny so much.

8. Who is your least favourite character?
In the books and film, Umbridge, without a doubt. In the films also Lavender Brown. I'm sorry but ugh.

9. What is your least favourite line?
Now this is getting ridiculous why are all these 'least favourite' questions in here?! I'm changing this to favourite line which would have to be "happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light". 

10. What would your patronus be?
A pug.

11. If you could have the resurrection stone, invisibility cloak or elder wand which would you choose?
Obviously the invisibility cloak! Did you not see how much more useful it was to Harry than the others!? Aside from how they helped defeat Voldemort blah blah blah... the mischief they got up to with the invisibility cloak!

12. Which house would you be in?
Gryffindor or Ravenclaw I reckon. 

13. If you could meet any member of the cast who would it be?
Emma Watson. I mean she's amazing.

14. If you were on the quidditch team what position would you play?
Seeker! I'm pretty small and would be faster and more alert as the seeker. My hands are tiny so wouldn't be able to catch the quaffle and I couldn't handle the responsibility of being a beater.

15. Were you happy with the ending?
For sure! Just wish it had never ended wah :'( first time I watched the last film I hated how Voldemort just disintegrated but I reckon it wouldn't have come across as well as it did in the books if he just died normally. Would have been harder to get the right atmosphere.

16. How much does Harry Potter mean to you?
This is the question I've been waiting for! Harry Potter was my childhood, and will carry on into my adulthood! I started reading it when I was six and now I'm nineteen and still re read them all the time, and watch the films over and over again. I don't mention it much but I've suffered from depression since I was young and the Harry Potter books were always my escape no matter what. They take you to another world. I can't explain how much it means to me. Enough that my first tattoo was for it! I've also recently discovered UV tattoos so I want to add underneath the footprints "Mischief Managed" in UV so it doesn't show up except under UV lights! 

Everyone who loves Harry Potter should do this tag! 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

This week happiness is... #3

Getting a few days away from my home town and staying with my friend in Birmingham. We didn't get up to much, didn't go into town or anything, just chilled outside in the sun, watched scary movies and slept. Basically all I want from life.

Pizza. And fish fingers. And cheese on toast and beeeaaaans.

Planning for friends to come down and stay with me for a few days. Might drag them into the countryside for a bit of a walk, seeing as there isn't much else to do here.

Starting and finishing reading Tampa - I read it for the bloggers book club (feel like i'm being super extra-curricular like back at school!) so I won't talk about it on here yet...

Chinese take away!

The #bloggersdoitbetter chat on twitter - chatted to some super lovely people this week and finding some great new blogs to follow! My new fave this week has gotta be Paperback Planes.

Buying new watercolour paints. My sister has all my art bits so I just had an old sketchbook and some pencils left. But now that I'm getting back into art I want more than pencils! My lovely mama bought me some new pens, which means I've figured out that drawing with pens seems to suit me better! And now I just need to get used to using watercolours again.

Question tiiime ;) what's made you happy this week? I honestly do want to know I'm not just adding this in to look like a good blogger... and I reply to comments! Go on, scroll back and check.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

OOTD || neon shorts & white lace

lace cami - New Look (similar) || floral shorts - topshop (similar) || shoes - zara (last year) || rings - markets and kukee

This is totally not something I'd usually wear - which is why I'm blogging it 'cos what I usually wear really isn't worth seeing haha. I wore this to go out for pizza for mama's birthday. It was mega hot when we left so tried to choose the coolest, nicer clothes I have, but by the time we were leaving it was raining and stormy! Yeh how every exciting well done Amber doing great with the whole 'blogging about interesting things' lark. But everyone was talking about the storms and I'm British so I have excuses...

I've basically prattled on about the weather for this entire post. The only other things I can mention are please ignore how lumpy my knees are, this bothers me ridiculous amounts. Also how much does my hair need a trim?! And I apologise for the classic posey blogger 'oohh look how pretty the floor is' pose but my face is incredibly unphotogenic so I'd rather look like a classic posey blogger than subject you to my face. Unforch there isn't much I can do about the lumpy knees...

Sunday, 20 July 2014

This week happiness is... #2

More music making me happy! Been so much more into my music lately. Thanks to Kerri for commenting last week and introducing me to Twenty One Pilots - they have been played a lot this week! I have a couple of playlists I've been listening to non-stop. I love mega chill music, electronic or acoustic, also absolutely love folk music. Working in Fat Face means I'm introduced to some mega cool music.

Time off from work! Got to take the sis out for a day (shopping and wagamamas - more happiness!).

Finding a recipe similar to Frankie & Benny's sticky pasta that they stopped doing ages ago on Hayley's blog Water Painted Dreams! I can't wait to make it! (Without the chicken though).

Doing nothing but sitting in the crazy hot sun all day.

Feeling creatively inspired. I'm sure I said this last week as well! It seems to come in bursts! I honestly think at different points during the week I have some really good ideas, and for the rest of the week I'm just a flop.

Making my own wrapping paper for mama's birthday! I started off with no paper, no tape, and no birthday card! I found a kiddy craft box and improvised with pink paper, stickers and silver tape. Turned out much better than any store bought paper and I can't wait for my sister's birthday now!

Yummy pizza at Pizza Express with the fam to celebrate mama's birthday. We love a good pizza.