Day 33 – Words


33 is my lucky number, and you lot know I love my words, so today I’ll be sharing with you my 33 favourite words. I like these words for a variety of reasons, it could be because they’re fun to say, or they have significance to me, or they might even be in another language, or made up by le or someone else. Number one is my favourite word, and number 33 is my least favourite. So, here are my words…

33: Pebble

32: Fancy

31: Lemon

30: Plika

29: Secador

28: Halter

27: Certain

26: Page

25: Mariscos

24: Kenopsia

23: Brittle

22: Dawn

21: Pottery

20: Ravenclaw

19: Eleven

18: Kite

17: Breezy

16: Curd

15: Koopmep

14: Ba

13: Xylophone

12: Yarn

11: Monochrome

10: Bumblebee

9: Gnome

8: Amulet

7: Opal

6: Martyr

5: Thistle

4: Marmalade

3: Nunca

2: Cumulus

1: Fearless


Day 32 – Calm

Some people get angry sometimes. That’s okay; it’s natural. If you didn’t get angry you wouldn’t be human. Sometimes, though, we get angry just at life. Everything seems like its out to get you. Sometimes we need some help to overcome that.

Next time your angry, do the most cliché thing ever, and take a deep breath for me.

Easy as that. In and out. Then just think about you taking in that air which was around you a few seconds ago. Imagine it, feel it, going down into you, spreading through into your lungs, making them expand. Feel it come flooding back up again and exit back into the air.

That air’s been on a journey through you, in and back out again. Think about now where it might go.

A tree could get it. It could take it in and use it to grow it’s branches stronger and sprout leaves from every spot. Kids will come and climb the tree; hang off of its branches, swing back and forth. Teens will carve their initials into it in an arrow heart; a long lasting reminder of a short lasting relationship. Adults will picnic underneath it; sheltered by the branches which your air helped to grow. You helped to do that. You helped to create countless memories with your air and that one tree.

Or your air could go to another person. Your air could be their last breath, or their first. It could give life to somebody. Your air could go to any person; it could go to multiple people, on a trip around the globe. It could end up drifting around the lonely writer – with greasy dark hair and an out of control beard. His apartment is cluttered with empty glasses and screwed up pieces of paper. He hasn’t slept in days and he’s on his ninth coffee since this morning but he has to, has to, stay up for just a few more hours, because he swears he’s on the brink of finishing his first draft.

Or it could float to the dreamy teen, sat on the carpeted floor of her cluttered room. After having read 6 books already this month, her head is in the clouds again. She’s imagining a world without prejudice and discrimination and homework – hoping that if she wishes hard enough she’ll end up there.

Your air could find its way to the struggling biology student, sat hunched over a neglected desk in a messy lab. She’s been looking down the microscope at the same miniscule cell for weeks now, and won’t give up on the experiment. She insists that she just needs one more day or two to study the specimen, since she’s on the brink of a breakthrough.

Point is, your air could end up anywhere, with anyone. The air which set up camp in your lungs for a while could now be anywhere. It could be with the most interesting of characters, or the most dull. Your air can take itself anywhere, and, by doing so, sort of takes a bit of you with it.

Next time your angry, think about all the amazing people you’ve shared your air with, how many lives the single particle can touch. Then think about yourself. You’re just a tiny particle in a whole lot of other particles, but you can still touch as many people’s lives as you want. Try to be angry at all the brilliant life on this planet. Try to feel rage at the pure wonder that is Earth, and humanity.

I don’t know what this is. And sciency people please don’t get angry if I got the stuff about air wrong. The post was meant to stop people being angry and start meaningful conversation, not to discuss air particles and their movement.

Anyway, thanks for reading. All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx

Day 31 – ANOTHER haiku

You’re all probably sick of haikus by now but I’m on a time crunch today. Apologies!

Turn over the page

Step into a different world

Forget the real world

All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx


Day 30 – Magic


If you know me, you’ll know I love reading. Whenever I encounter a great book, it’ll be pretty much all I think about until I’ve finished it. After years of reading fiction, writing fiction and generally being fascinated by fiction, I started to wonder about the worlds which authors create.

Harry Potter, for example, is set in a universe where magic is pretty much normal and daily routine. In The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit, it’s perfectly fine for dwarves and elves to go running around. In Narnia, some kids find a magical world in a wardrobe as if somebody just left it there, waiting to be found.

It makes me sad.

Haven’t you ever pictured yourself in the book your reading? Or as a superhero in a movie? Nobody can tell me that they didn’t wonder about what they would wish for if a genie popped out of a lamp for them, like in Aladdin. Everyone’s mind drifts to universes where anything is possible.

I’ve started to wonder – why couldn’t I have been born in a magical universe like the ones we see on the daily in books and films and TV shows? Was I born in the only universe without magic?

Then I thought about the world which I live in. There’s no use dreaming of another world if I’m pretty much stuck in the one I was born in. Is there really no magic in today’s society? Or do we witness magic every day, and just overlook it?

Like when you give someone a present that they love and their face lights up; or when you laugh so hard that you can’t breathe; or when you have one of those days where everything seems to go right for you.

You can’t tell me that that’s not magic.

We can all make magic. It doesn’t matter how big or small a difference it makes. Compliment someone; share a smile. Tell a joke and make someone laugh. Heck, maybe even go out of your way to make their day.

When we do something to make someone else happy, that’s as magical as it gets.

All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx


Day 29 – BOOK REVIEW: Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone


I know I’m years late to the party, but yesterday I finished the first Harry Potter book! I loved it so much and I couldn’t fault the characters and settings. Though I thought that the book lacked structure at first, I loved the last few chapters as tension built and I couldn’t put the book down. I also love the air of mystery which is created towards the end of the book; and also the level of character development we see throughout the book, particularly in Hermione and Neville.

However, I did feel like the ending was slightly rushed and we should’ve had more time to recover from the huge shock Harry, and the reader, had just received. I’ve been told by many of my friends that the books get better as the series goes on, though, and I’m so excited to start the next one.

Thanks for reading! All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx


Day 28 – Planning


One of my birthday presents was a weekly planner which one of my friends got me. At first I thought it would not be useful at all, but I gave it a try and I love it.

I’ve been planning my days out and writing to do lists in it every day since I got it. If I don’t get something done on the desired day, I prioritise it the next day. When I tick things off my lists, it gives me a real sense of achievement which I love. I also really enjoy seeing what I have to do set out in front of me and it makes completing tasks easier.

Today’s post was really short, but I dedicated time today to start an instagram account for this blog: follow it here.

Thanks for reading! I genuinely really appreciate it! All photos by me, please ask permission before use!

– Sophie xx


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