Sunday, 24 September 2017

the best books I've read this summer

Blissfully unaware of what is about how time consuming starting sixth form, I thought I would upload my favorite reads from the summer. If you've been following my Instagram stories (@eleanorclaudie hit me up) then you'll probably have gathered that I read a lot this summer. From classic vintage reads to some holiday romances, ah Atwood and Orwell can't quite prize me away from a good ol' chick flick book, I've read quite a bit. English Literature is possibly my favourite subject; have I spoken too soon? I mean we're two weeks into college and our class hasn't quite got into analysing the set texts yet so that could change but at the moment I'm absolutely loving it. Also now that I take the bus to college instead of walking to school like I used to it means I can read on the way to college (such a bonus if I don't have time in the evenings).

Sunday, 17 September 2017

my most worn clothes: the red jumper

After posing on Brighton pier adorning this gorgeous outfit I came to the conundrum of what post could go with the photos that preceded the posing. An outfit post with what message? And then it clicked... these are some of my most worn items - so why not make that my message?

Sunday, 10 September 2017

summer is over and I'm not sure how to feel about it

Summer is over and I don't know how to feel about it. Tomorrow I start sixth form and I do know how I feel about it. There's a weird divide in my life right now that is split between looking forward to learning and slight shock at how quickly twelve weeks of summer has gone. Last year I did an end of summer post, detailing what I did and didn't fulfill from my summer bucket list. Exams sequestered any time to write a summer bucket list this year, there wasn't anything that I particularly wanted to achieve other than more of a social life than I had during exams season.

Monday, 4 September 2017

engaging with politics outside of elections*

The snap election earlier this year resulted in a resounding influx of young votes. As someone who is still under the legal voting age, I made it my duty to share my opinion on the election online and with that a few other young people who are still unable to vote. It became clear to me that the election did not just highlight the lack of education about government and parliament in schools but also how people around my age (sixteen and seventeen) do feel that if they were allowed to vote that their vote would be justified.
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