domingo, 27 de diciembre de 2015

I love travelling

There is nothing like visiting a country to really fall in love with travelling. For some people travelling is just a matter of going to a hotel and sitting around the pool, which is great, but for me travelling around and visiting sights is so much more enlightening.
There are so many hidden wonders all around a country and it seems like England is packed with them. Many towns and cities have fascinating histories due to the amount of invasions and historic background they have. There are a vast variety of museums and palaces so everywhere you turn there is something to do and to see. It has definitely changed my views of going on holiday and it has woken up a yearning to travel.
I hope to get the opportunity to explore more of my own country and many others over the next few years as there is nothing better than learning.

viernes, 18 de diciembre de 2015

Thin people are bullied too!

With raising amounts of obesity all around the world, it has turned into one of the biggest and most difficult problems to combat. Overweight people have always suffered from nasty comments and remarks, and have been targeted by bullies. But things have changed, overweight people are not the only ones to suffer. More and more thin people are also receiving nasty comments about their appearance.
There are clearly many problems with eating disorders and the constant need to look good. Models are incredibly thin and they often promote a mistaken image about beauty. Many men and women of all different ages try to lose weight to fit in with the perfect body image, which obviously should not be accepted, but what is you are thin because it is just your body type? I, for instance, come from a family of tall slim people and I am lucky enough to be able to eat in quantity and remain slim. That added to moderate exercise makes me naturally quite thin. Some would say that I'm lucky, but they are not concious of the amount of rude comments I receive, from chicken legs to anorexic.
I think people need to be more aware of the fact that everybody is different and there is no need to pick on anyone.

martes, 8 de diciembre de 2015

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and there are only sixteen days left now. I think the best thing about Christmas is the count down to Christmas Day as it involves everything that I find magical about this time of the year: Buying presents for loved ones is so special because you get to give back and thank people for all of the great things they have done for you through out the year. The food at Christmas is delicious, but it is not just the main meal on Christmas Day that I love. It is all the snacks and sweets that we start to make and eat during the buildup to Christmas, like mince pies, Rose´s chocolates, sausage rolls, christmas cake and sweets. I also love the lights and decorations that are put up in December in cities and towns as somehow they make everything feel more magical. Shops are full of beautiful decorations and presents and shopping centres build Santa´s grottos and offer fun activities for people of all ages, like ice-skating. Going out shopping for christmas presents is so much more fun when you are surrounded by pretty lights and cheery music. Furthermore, putting up the christmas tree and decorations surrounded by family members makes it such an exciting time. I cannot wait for Christmas to arrive yet at the same time, I do not want it to come to an end. 

Something I like that others do not (Compulsory)

I have heard over the years so many people curse the cold weather, complaining about how cold it is, how much they miss the summer time and how they would love the weather to improve. I do not share the same opinion. Both times of the year have different advantages and disadvantages but I must admit that I love the cold wintry months of December, January and February.

I absolutely love the cold because it is a sign that my favorite time of the year is on it´s way: Christmas. It is the time of the year when families and friends get together and enjoy quality time with each other without work and stress getting in the way.  Furthermore, it is the best time of the year to stay at home with a blanket and hot chocolate and watch movies or read a book. Also, winter clothing is so comfortable and snugly as it includes fluffy pyjamas, jumpers and furry hats and scarves, A further advantage to the cold weather is that sometimes it snows. There is nothing better than playing in the snow with friends and loved ones, or waking up on Christmas Day to find it´s snowing outside. 

Winter is a time for family and although it is cold, it is the time of year that makes me feel the happiest and warmest inside. So contrary to many, it is my favorite time of the year. 

jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2015

Describe a person (Compulsory)

It may sound very typical, but my mum is the best mum in the world. Physically she is very similiar to me, or at least that is what people say. She is tall, slim and has blond hair and grey hazel eyes. As a person, she is very strong and sensitive at the same time, which is something that she has been able to teach me.  She is also a very fun and happy person. She has always been able to make me laugh and feel better. One of the best things about my mum is how understanding she is. She is able to put herself is other people´s shoes and this makes her very a very empathetic person. This has meant that whenever I need to talk to someone, I always turn to her and she is able to spend hours talking with me until we find a solution to any problems I may have. She is a very loving person and makes loved ones feel very special.

martes, 1 de diciembre de 2015

Forever young

Childhood is the most important period of a childs´ life in which they are free to watch Disney movies, play with cuddly toys and happily play without a worry in the world.  But when we get to a certain age we are expected to forget about all of those fabulously fun things and  just "grow up". But many of us do not want to grow up so quickly.
It is odd that when we are little we want to grow up so quickly, always trying to make ourselves older than we actually are and of course when asked how old we are we are seven and three quarters. Many young children look up to older kids and want to be as old as they are. But in time, all of that changes.
When we get to a certain age we are expected to grow up and start acting like adults. With this comes more responsibilities, worries and independence. We cannot expect to be forever young children, but at the same time, it is important not to forget our childhood years. One can be an adult and still love Disney and cuddly toys. Some may call it childish and stupid, but if that is what makes someone happy, then why not watch the odd Disney movie now and again?
As long as we are able to grow up sensibly and assume our different responsibilities, there is nothing wrong with being a little childish from time to time, as it makes people feel nostalgic and remember good times.

domingo, 29 de noviembre de 2015

Smartphones- Are they taking over the world? (Compulsory)

These days everybody has a smartphone and a large percentage of those people are unfortunately addicted to them. There are a huge amount of advantages to having a smartphone, but it seems that the more popular these phones get, the more disadvantages appear. Owners of these devices must be conscious of the limits that lie between the technological world of phones and the real world. 

One of the biggest advantages of smartphones is being able to connect to the internet nearly anywhere. It is difficult to get lost when your phone has online data and GPS to tell you exactly where you are. A further advantage is that with these types of phones  one can be constantly connected with friends and family all around the world. The possibilities are nearly endless as there are thousands of apps that offer everything from fitness, health, games, dictionaries, etc. The majority of these phones can also be used to  take  photos,  instantly uploading them to the internet, but here lies one of the biggest problems that has arisen in the last few years.

One of the biggest problems with the internet, phones and social networks is the lack of privacy. People are able to hack into phone and computer devices, not only stealing photos and information, but invading people´s privacy. Another very common problem is the amount of users that are addicted to their phones, These people tend to be addicted to social network sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This addiction often leads of communication problems with the real world. A table surrounded by youths that are paying more attention to their phones instead of chatting with their friends is a very common sight nowadays. Moreover, it is said that the constant use of these devices has a serious negative effect on a person´s health, producing cancer in the worst cases.

Despite the negative aspects of owning a smartphone, they can be extremely useful in many situations as long as people are able to control the amount of usage.