Photo Snapshots || Of Flowers And Not Much Else

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Lately I’ve been favouring posts with slightly less writing. It’s not so much a conscious effort, it just seems to be all that time allows at the moment. That and I don’t have many stories to tell. Truthfully, I feel a bit boring.

But still, we blog on.

Let’s just look at pretty flowers today, I don’t feel like writing much, life’s a bit on the melancholy side – what is there to say about photos of pretty flowers, anyway?

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All the photos are from our trip to the Royal Greenhouses. They just didn’t make it into that blogpost.

Happy Friday! Any plans for the weekend?

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What I Wore || Summer Pastels

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Pastel colours are not my forte, I think they are weird to wear and always seem to have a kind of pyjama-esque vibe to them. Saying that, mint green is the bee’s knees and looks pretty great when teamed with burgundy.

But, I’m going all out with the pastel colours here, like a rebel without a cause or a human at risk of sunstroke because it was so fucking hot, whichever – you remember when it was that hot, right?! I almost melted on numerous occasions.

This outfit is cute don’t ya think? It’s very girly. Peachy tones and cat print – that you can’t really make out – that’s got cute written all over it. The giant mosquito bite on my leg and un-ironed skirt, not so much. Oh well.

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Details – Dress, H&M; Top, Chuti; Shoes, Primark

As always, we’re ticking no fashion blogger boxes with these photos. When I left the house to take the photos the sun was hidden behind a cloud, by the time I’d got to where I wanted to take the photos, the sun was very much out. So sneaking through the bushes and hiding under the shade of the train tracks it was. No one cares about weird facial shadows anyway.

This weeks brain-vomit comes courtesy of “working from home” but using the time to blog.

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Life || Seven Things That Annoy Me At Concerts

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Before coming to Belgium, I had never been to a concert or festival. But, since moving here we’ve been to our fair share of concerts and festivals, and I feel like I have now amassed a certain amount of groan-age to impart on the world.

Plus I have these photos from the last concert we went to lying around on my computer and thought it was time I shared them before we go to another concert.

Generally, there isn’t much to say about a concert, except that I had a nice time, I got blisters on my feet, and had to stand and awkwardly jive to a song I didn’t know yet everyone else did. I figured I’d share a list of all the things that annoy me at concerts instead.

Because the best way to talk fun stuff is to talk about all the aspects of it that are not fun. Amiright?

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Number 1

People who push their way to the front of the queue to enter the stage or to the stage itself: if it’s so important to you to be at the front then you should get here early enough to be at the front.

Number 2

Circle pits or mosh pits in tiny stages. Also mosh pits made to the wrong type of music: tiny indoor stages are just not the place for this kind of thing. Plus I hate being touched by people and this increases the chance that someone will touch me at least 10 fold.

Number 3

People who watch the whole concert through their phones whilst they record it: I’m all for taking a few photos (obviously) but I take a few and then I go back to enjoying the music. How can you enjoy the moment if the moment is on your iPhone? Plus, the video quality is just shit and are you really going to watch it back when you get home when you could just listen to the band on Spotify? Didn’t think so.

I guess you might want to be that knob on the train home at 1AM playing the video back to themselves and pissing everyone off.  I guess that would justify the odd video, but not the whole damn concert.

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Number 4

That person who’s all elbows: They jump with elbows, they sing with elbows, they stand quietly waiting with elbows. I always seem to stand near someone who constantly puts their elbows out.

Number 5

That “I’m having the worst time of my life” person: Really?! Who comes to a concert and doesn’t sing, or jive a little or even crack a smile?! A little nod of the head? No. A little foot tap? No. Any sign that you might be having the tiniest bit of fun? No.

Every concert I’ve been to, there has always been this person. I don’t understand, even listening to a band you’ve never heard of is still enough to make you tap a toe or two. But not this person.

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Number 6

The “I must squeeze into this space that doesn’t exist” person: Really?! You must squeeze in front of me so that you are on my feet and thus forcing everyone surrounding that non-existent space to move into the space of others. Really?!

Concerts are always a squeeze but that doesn’t mean I want to stand sideways for the entire time because you’ve taken up the space that my left foot was occupying. Don’t come crying to me when I “accidentally” hit you in the head with my rock hand.

Number 7

The God-awful singer: Actually no, that’s usually me.

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The concert is from way back in December. The headliners were Taking Back Sunday and my inner emo child couldn’t resist snapping up some cheap tickets to see them. Better than that, I found a great new listen in the supporting band Blitz Kids.

I think they’re great, so I would recommend checking them out if you are a fan of rock/pop rock/alternative rock – I definitely took that music category description from the Wiki page, music categories are confusing. Pretty much, I recommend checking them out if you feel like it.

The other supporting band was the Marmozets, also worth checking out if you feel like it. I like them, when I feel in the mood for their kind of music, although, most of the time it’s a little too heavy for me.

Clearly, I don’t know how to convince you to check out a band, but I like them all the same. Anything or anyone else to add to this list?

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