2020

Time to recap this year. Oh boy.

I guess I start with the obvious, this year was not what I expected it to be. Not that I had many ideas of what the year would bring. Looking back on last year’s blog post all I knew was that I was going to be working and I was going to play a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

I suppose this is good news for me then, considering I still have my job and yes, I have indeed been playing a lot of Animal Crossing. Probably more than I expected to be playing it but yes I have been playing it and so in terms of what I thought the year was going to be I guess I’ve been doing all right for myself haha.

Aside from those two things happening, I do remember I was looking forward to a lot of other things in 2020. For example, concerts, drag shows, general outings that were yet to be planned. Like everyone else life shifted into something unexpected for me and we have all been dealing with it since.

But I don’t want to dwell on the bad. I feel like we have spent too long doing that already this year and so I am going to try and focus on the positives. Because, as hard as this year has been there have been some good things that I’ve had going on in life and so I want to share them with you.

So let’s start in the beginning: January.

I think it’s easy to focus on good things in January because that’s before the whole world went into lockdown and everyone was having a good time.

Honestly, it’s hard to even remember what was going on at the time but what I do remember is that I went to London with my brother to see Day6! I was so excited about this because Day6 is my favourite KPop band and I missed them the year before so I made super sure I was not going to miss them this year.

Plus, looking back now, I am even more grateful that I was able to even have that experience, because looking back at the pictures and everything I couldn’t imagine myself in a room full of people like that again, at least not for a very long time.

Also one thing that was different at the start of the year was that I spent New Year’s Eve with my friends. I know that sounds weird but me and my friends never do New Year’s together. I usually always spend it with my boyfriend, but this year, because I wasn’t living with my family and had my own place I decided to invite the girls around. It was a pretty chill evening but it was nice to spend time with them when normally we wouldn’t get together for that kind of thing.

Next there is February, but there is genuinely nothing very interesting to report there. As it is the shortest month of the year I feel like there never is anything going on there. Plus I was really looking forward to March because I had so many things planned for March…and then there was a pandemic.

In March, I was planning to see Seventeen in London with my friend Jasmine, but sadly it was the first thing to be cancelled for me due to COVID. It was annoying and upsetting, especially when at the time the virus wasn’t a big thing in the UK so it seemed crazy that the event would be cancelled. But I suppose it was probably for the best.

That being said, it didn’t stop everyone from going to London, flights had been booked, time had been taken off and everyone was still determined to make the best out of a bad situation. I still went to London to see Jasmine and some of my other friends and we even made some new ones. So I can’t say that it was a bad time, it just wasn’t what we were originally expecting.

Along with Seventeen being cancelled, I was also supposed to go to Cirque Du Soleil with my boyfriend in March but it also got cancelled. I was so annoyed about them cancelling Cirque Du Soleil because I had gotten the tickets in January for my boyfriend’s birthday. I’m hoping that sometime in the future I will be able to make it up to him because it was something that we were both looking forward to, but I don’t think it’ll be for a long time.

On the bright side, there were a couple of things that went okay in March. For example, my last drag show of the year still went ahead which was nice. It happened the week before the UK went into lockdown so I feel like I was a little bit scared of going when all the reports of COVID were first coming out, but I’m glad I went, because I didn’t know when I would get to another show.

Another thing that came through for me was the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo had good timing with this release because it was the weekend the UK announced it was going into lockdown, so I had a lot of unexpected free time on my hands to enjoy a new game. One that I had been looking forward to for years.

Animal Crossing has definitely dominated most of the year for me. Probably more than I expected, but what else can you do when you can’t leave the house? Animal Crossing has been a game I’ve been playing since I was about 7 so it was nice to take comfort in something that has been a constant in my life for so long.

Moving from March to April…I feel like there’s not much to report. We are definitely getting into the months where there was nothing really going on.

April was a lot of adjusting to working from home all the time and Animal Crossing. We only went into lockdown at the end of March, so this was the first full month where there was nothing to do except stay at home and be safe if you had to leave the house.

I think April went quite well looking back, I was in constant contact with my friends because of Animal Crossing, and I also managed to have a couple of Skype sessions with my friends who weren’t playing the game. Plus there was also the release of Tiger King on Netflix which had everyone occupied.

Then in May, again a lot of the same. But my boyfriend and I had also started taking walks because we needed to do something to get out of the house. I enjoyed going on the walks because it was nice to get some fresh air. Leaving your house didn’t always have to be for sociable reasons, sometimes you just needed to get out there for your mental health.

May was also around the time when I started this big project at work, so that was taking up a lot of the time during the day. It was hard to adjust to working at home but I think I’ve been doing a good job, some days are more productive than others but I’ve accepted that that’s the way it goes sometimes.

June was another kind of slow month with nothing to report. Very much of the same thing from previous months lol. Not the best for a blog post recap of the year but it’s the truth. I was spending a lot of time in work on my project as well as interviewing to move into a new team.

My birthday was also in June and I turned 23, definitely a different celebration than other years. I arranged a Skype call with my friends and then had a cute movie night with my boyfriend. Something simple but still nice to have a day to celebrate something.

Then there was nothing to report in July. More work, more Animal Crossing. Summer actually had some nice weather so there was also a lot of walking which was nice too.

In August things looked a little bit more optimistic as lockdown eased and shops and restaurants started to open again. I was able to get back to my pole and hoop classes which I had missed a lot.

Oh my God. I just realised, in January I started my aerial hoop classes! That was something new and exciting to do. I feel like I started quite strong with hoop because of my experience with pole which I was grateful for. And it was great to go back to the classes after being away for so long.

I am still really enjoying hoop and pole when I get the chance to go. Which during this year has been very on and off which makes it hard to keep up your strength. But I am hoping that I can soon get a pole for home so it means I can keep training even with lockdowns and such.

Aside from getting back to my classes, in August I was also able to meet up with friends a few times and it was amazing to be able to socialise in person again. I am really glad that I was able to meet up with my friends during that time. Yes it was a risk to do so, but we always followed the guidelines to make sure that we stayed safe.

At the end of August/start of September I moved teams at work which was a little strange to do from home. I guess it’s hard to get into the mindset of a new team when you are still working at your same desk from home, just that the people you talk to everyday are now different lol. The transition wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be so that was good. Though I know it’ll be weird when we finally return to office and I am sitting in a new place with a bunch of people I haven’t met in person yet haha. But I think we are still a long way off from returning to office so I have time to figure out my social skills again.

September was very similar to August in terms of life though. It was nice to get some normalcy as I was able to continue going to classes and occasionally meeting with friends. I feel like I was very busy in September because I was actually leaving the house again which was strange.

Though not everything was good in September, as there was a week or so where I was sick and I had to get a COVID test. It was a scary time, even though I was 99% sure I had a cold, it was still good to be tested. The scary thing for me was that while I was waiting for test results, I was thinking about all the people I had been in contact with who I would have to tell if I did have COVID. It was a higher number than I thought and it really made me think about how much I was going out.

It would have been my friends, my boyfriend, the people in hoop class and the people in pole class because they were held in different places and I wasn’t feeling great about it. Luckily the test came back negative, but it really made me think about how careful I need to be when I was going places and doing things.

And I think that’s something that people should think about during these times, that if you were positive, would you be ashamed of how many people you would have to tell because you’d been in contact with them? Compared to how it would have been if you had caught it when out shopping and you lived alone. It’s wild, and kind of depressing but it definitely made me realise I should be more careful when out and about.

Moving into October, we were prepping to go into another lockdown I believe. Not surprising after schools being reopened and everyone going out to restaurants to “Eat Out to Help Out”. I guess myself included, but my friends and I usually avoided the days when the offer was on because it wasn’t as busy.

Also in October my boyfriend and I decided to look into houses. We had started looking a little bit in the summer but were not too serious about it. But then in October we were really serious and started booking a lot of viewings for places that we liked. We had decided to buy a house together earlier in the year, and with the money we were saving from working from home, it looked like we were getting somewhere with our saving for a house deposit.

The house search didn’t take too long for us because we found a house that we loved almost instantly. It had come back up on the market after a sale fell through and so we made our offer and it was accepted. We were going to be homeowners! Exciting and also scary considering it was something new for both of us.

After the offer we made on the house was accepted, November was just a waiting game. Since we were back in lockdown there was nothing much to do, except for work and wait for news on the house. And by the end of November we officially had keys and were homeowners. It all happened so quickly that it still feels weird that it happened. I mean, I feel like a lot of people I know who buy houses were waiting a long time to move in and things because they all bought new builds. But we didn’t have that, once we got our mortgage offer from the bank everything happened in a matter of days. It was crazy.

Which brings us to December. It has been a very busy month for me and my boyfriend as we worked during the day and at night were travelling from our apartment to our house to prep for the move. There was a lot of cleaning to be done and wall repair and packing to be done.

I have been grateful that we have had something new to focus on in December, especially with more restrictions being put in place and also rules changing so close to Christmas time.

We have only been moved in for a couple of weeks now but it’s been nice just to take some time since moving to unwind and basically do nothing. We moved the weekend that we finished work for the year so once we got the necessities unpacked we have just been chilling out. Which we feel is well deserved after the last month of prepping for the move and actually moving, on top of doing our day jobs.

Christmas was a weird one this year due to the government changing all the restrictions last minute and also the new strain of COVID about. It’s hard to really feel in the Christmas spirit when your limited to the amount of time you can spend with your family, but I am grateful I was able to see my family at all, considering I hadn’t seen them very much throughout the year. I tried to limit visiting my family as much as possible this year as some of my family members were high risk, and I knew I had been out socialising throughout the year with various people.

So Christmas day was spent with my family, but who knows when I will see them again as we are now in the midst of yet another lockdown…it’s definitely upsetting but it is what it is. Hopefully in 2021, things will begin to ease again with vaccine, though I don’t expect things to immediately go back to normal.

But we see what happens. My New Year’s Eve consisted of me playing Animal Crossing and Skyping with my friends. It was a pretty quiet one, but one I was familiar with, as I used to always celebrate the new year in Animal Crossing before I was old enough to drink. Plus, it was great to be able to speak to my friends since we don’t have time together very often.

Not sure if I can say I have many plans for the new year other than working on my house. I might also maybe finally learn to drive if we stop having a lockdown every five minutes, I passed my theory in February and haven’t gone on to do any driving lessons because of the pandemic. So we see if this is the year I finally get on the roads lol.

Other than that I am just going to keep doing what I’m doing, staying safe and trying to navigate this pandemic the best I can. And I hope everyone else is able to do the same. I can’t say I’ll come out of this pandemic having learnt a new skill or really spending time improving upon myself, but I think even just getting by is enough and that’s what I’ll keep aiming for.

So here’s hoping next year is something better, even if we could go longer than a few weeks without another lockdown would be good. And maybe I’ll even have some fun things to report about in my 2021 blog post. Fingers crossed.

~ Courtney x

Category Is: Lockdown Realness

During lockdown I have been taking some time to play around with makeup! I mean what else are you going to do when you can’t leave the house? Naturally I had to take some photos because otherwise the makeup would have been totally wasted, but it has been fun to mess around and experiment!

So please enjoy some selfies below of the makeup looks that I have done in lockdown, they aren’t the most wild or artistic looks in the world but I still enjoyed doing them a lot!

All makeup looks were done using the Shane Dawson X Jeffree Star Conspiracy palette, I know that those two are not the most popular people on the internet right now but I bought the makeup and it needs to be used because it cost a lot of money and I don’t want it to go to waste!

I love a good pink makeup look
A little silver smokey eye never hurt anyone
This look was super fun and I was inspired by Day6’s new album Demon!
An orangey sunset look, something different for me
A timeless smokey eye which I am obsessed with that I did as a little birthday glam!

One Tree Hill Season 9 Thoughts

We have made it to the final season of One Tree Hill.

I am not sure what to expect going into this as season 8 wrapped up pretty nicely with nothing cropping up that could cause drama this season. But who knows? I usually try to predict what happens on the show but I’m usually wrong. So let’s just dive into this shall we?

Here are my thoughts on season 9 of One Tree Hill:

  • Chris Keller and Dan? Dan’s diner on fire, he will take care of the killing…what?
  • Chase arrested – blood on his face?
  • Brooke destroying the cafe
  • Julien being beat up – my first guess is it’s movie related
  • Haley identifying a body – If Nathan or anyone in her family dies I’ll be so upset wtf, though I mean if it’s Dan that would be okay
  • Quinn and Clay fighting because Clay is in trouble… Clay sleepwalks?
  • I’m going to say Dan clearly set his own diner on fire to get close with his grandkids
  • Also I think Clay runs into Julien and he’s the one who is punching him…It could be likely
  • Okay so actually Clay is on drugs…yikes. This is probably why he was telling Quinn he didn’t want her there
  • So Alex is going on tour and Chase is alone again. Poor guy…
  • Omg Julien left one of the babies alone in his car?! What the heck bro
  • Brooke will never talk to him again
  • Brooke is gonna get screwed over by her dad I feel it
  • Haley sticking up for Dan? I can’t believe it…
  • Chuck acting like Chris Keller is gross
  • Millie called Mouth fat on TV and…yikes
  • I mean he has put on weight but it’s crazy lol
  • Okay so Clay doesn’t remember anything about buying drugs and stuff – so he just does this stuff while he’s sleep walking? Dude this is the last season, I do not have time to have people having issues that can be resolved in like 3 episodes
  • I knew Dan set fire to his own restaurant. Shady.
  • And Nathan got kidnapped over some client thing…omg does he really die?! THIS CAN’T HAPPEN
  • Also Julien getting punched was because he thought he deserved punishment for leaving his kid in a car. Okay fair, seen it done before in Gossip Girl. Hope he can get out of this funk
  • I think Brooke was totally justified in wrecking that cafe
  • Chase is sleeping with Chris Keller’s girlfriend AND she owns the new cafe in town? Wild
  • Also Tara is familiar to me and I looked it up and apparently I know her from the Bratz movie LOL
  • But yeah Brooke was right to destroy her cafe. What a bitch
  • Enter: Lucas – man it’s been two seasons and I don’t really miss you, plus your haircut looks stupid
  • Chase has been called to duty – yikes…
  • So Dan is going on this manhunt for Nathan, how does Chris Keller get roped into it? But also, how couldn’t he because he always just seems to insert himself into situations
  • Brooke is going to confront that crazy ass dude who killed Quentin, that is so random after all this time…I almost didn’t remember if they didn’t throw in flashbacks
  • Oh so this season we just putting everyone’s life in danger, Nathan’s with the kidnapping, Brooke with this guy who kill Quentin, Clay because he sleepwalks…what’s going on guys
  • Also love that Lucas was only there for 5 minutes
  • So Chase beat Chuck’s dad to death? I completely forgot about that shot of him in a police car in the first episode…omg
  • Okay well he didn’t beat Chuck’s dad to death but it was still pretty crazy to go into the house and start hitting a guy with a crowbar
  • Julien is helping Dan and I thought that was an unlikely pairing but I’m still not seeing where Chris Keller fits in
  • I also hate that that cop Haley talked to is actually in on the whole Nathan thing – like he looks a bit sketch and now we know he sketchy – not cute.
  • AND CLAY HAS A CHILD? Damn this is wild. I thought this kid was real cute and I hope he comes around, I think it could work out
  • Oh my Gosh Lauren is pregnant and she is dating David – this is so random?
  • Also why is it never addressed again – the whole Lauren and David thing seemed so unnecessary but I guess they are trying real hard to tie up all loose ends this season
  • So Chris Keller gets dragged into the whole Nathan thing because he wants to be a hero – classy
  • Honestly the whole Nathan rescue thing was kind of wild but they really did give Dan the redemption he was seeking after all this time
  • I remember reading that Dan got his redemption storyline but I wasn’t really looking for it, but it came and it was huge. I mean he earned it but it felt a little dragged out for me. I don’t know, maybe I was glad the whole Dan thing was finally over, I mean it has been a big thing after all these years…
  • I knew that Brooke’s dad was going to try and screw her over ugh
  • Okay well Brooke’s whole family storyline is so wild. Like her parents fighting for years only to come together again and the three of them starting this clothing line journey together? So wild
  • Plus I knew that Xavier was going to cause some drama with Brooke but luckily Tara stepped in to save the day – predictable but I’m just glad nothing happened to Brooke
  • Not gonna lie I hate the idea they had of making Julien make a TV show based off Lucas’s book. I mean come on guys let’s not be so meta this has to be a thing. Isn’t it bad enough they tried to make that movie?
  • Also the end episode was okay, I honestly think other season finales have been better. This one was just a bit too tacky and cliche I think.
  • That being said I totally cried at everyone singing the theme song. Ugh I’m a sucker for cute group scenes.
  • Also Clay and Quinn starting their new family was probably the cutest storyline of all. I was so happy for them.
  • I am also glad that Mouth and Millie were starting their family too, we love everything working out for the best.

And that is where we end things with One Tree Hill. I’m not going to lie I am probably going to miss the show. Maybe not as much as other shows I watched in the past, but it was definitely an enjoyable one.

If I had to say anything I guess it’s that I wish they could have saved Lucas’s cameo until the final episode. It was nice to see him show up for Haley but like it was for 2 minutes in an airport and it was actually a bit shitty. So that sucked. It’s kind of like maybe they shouldn’t have had him in it at all in the end, it just seemed weird.

Anyway, yeah it’s wild to me we finally made it here, 9 seasons later. Definitely a wild rollercoaster ride but glad we made it to the end.

I’m not sure where we go from here because it always sucks trying to find new TV shows but I’m sure I’ll find something. Maybe I should take the approach I do with books where I just pick one up I vaguely like the sound of and read it. But sometimes that can be a big commitment.

I think Amazon Prime also has the OC and Dawson’s Creek so I might look into those, they seem to be along a similar line of the kind of show I like to watch, though it would be nice to find something modern…

If anyone has suggestions for me then let me know! In the meantime I’ve been really into the books I’ve been reading so I’ll continue to work on them and hopefully in my down time I will stumble onto another TV show to watch!

~ Courtney x

One Tree Hill Season 7 Thoughts

This season had a lot going on.

First of all I want to address the obvious: Lucas and Peyton are gone?! And don’t come back…not cute at all. I definitely missed them in the beginning but by the end I feel like they threw so many characters in to distract from the fact they were missing.

The show is definitely different without our two main leads, I mean what is the show without the drama of Lucas and Peyton? I guess there is still the same level of drama but it just doesn’t feel right…

Anyway, aside from getting over the shock they weren’t going to be around this season things were okay. I mean I definitely didn’t predict anything correct as usual, but I’ve come to accept that. I’m just along for the ride at this point.

So please enjoy my thoughts as we jump into season 7 of One Tree Hill:

  • So Nathan is doing real well in the NBA, got himself an agent who seems bit sketchy – but I think it’s just because I trust no new character on the show ever
  • Dan is a motivational speaker? What is that?
  • Are Brooke and Julien ever going to really be together or will his work always pull him away?
  • Oh and Haley now runs the record label which means she is officially done being a teacher? Lol thanks Peyton, though it seems she is facing a shut down – yikes.
  • DAN IS MARRIED TO RACHEL HAHAHAHA what is going on
  • That girl showing up to say she slept with Nathan and is pregnant is not going away any time soon
  • Also that actress working for Brooke is a hot mess and something is going to be messed up by her in some way or another
  • Skills and Mouth having a naked confrontation about the apartment is hilarious but also it’s kind of rude that Mouth just expected Skillz to move out first. Why couldn’t he find a place with Millie?
  • Yeah that actress trying to sink her claws into Julien. Yikes.
  • Also Millicent taking diet pills oh no 😦
  • We love Mouth standing up for Nathan and having integrity
  • Dan exposing that woman is probably the best thing he ever did for Nathan
  • Mia and Chase are so cute why can’t they be full time cast
  • So Haley’s sister is staying full time then?
  • Wow Millicent isn’t just on diet pills she is on cocaine too? That escalated quickly
  • Dan and Rachel back in town lol awkward
  • So Clay had a wife before…interesting
  • Is it mad for me to say I’m not surprised Alex committed suicide…like she seemed destructive always and her getting in between Julien and Brooke was crazy
  • Also are Haley and Nathan really just going off to Spain?
  • Wonder when someone is going to stop Millicent because it’s sad
  • Plus if Mouth goes to LA I’ll miss him
  • Lol of course Millicent escapes from rehab. I’m so sad her story went this way
  • Good for Dan for finally dumping Rachel and moving on to better things after all this time
  • WHY CAN’T BROOKE EVER HAVE ANYTHING. No baby, no Julien…my heart breaks for her
  • We love when things work out for Nathan and Haley although let’s be real everything works out for them eventually lol
  • Of course Clay and Quinn get together. I called it as soon as I saw them together – why introduce new cast members if they aren’t going to be together?
  • Love to see Millie working the programme she needs it
  • Also we see you Victoria being cute to help Millicent back on track
  • The James family drama is wild like Taylor coming back and sleeping with David who is Quinn’s ex husband hahaha wild
  • Also sad their mom is dying 😦
  • Mouth came back! Will he stay?
  • I hate that they basically brought Skillz girlfriend back in to get with Mouth – HE SHOULD BE WITH MILLICENT
  • But also Skillz is back and his girlfriend didn’t even break up with him before she kissed Mouth?
  • Brooke punching Alex is iconic
  • I didn’t expect Victoria to be dating Alexander though
  • Also that guy recording a sex tape what a dick
  • So the guy who made the sex tape is gay, scandalous. Kind of not a big shocker but I think Alex handled it really well
  • Haley is suffering from depression because her mom died. This is understandable but while she was going through her whole phase it was super annoying, I’m glad she is going to get through it though
  • I knew that girl was going to go psycho on Clay and Quinn as soon as we saw her. Of course she looks like Clay’s dead wife and of course she would dye her hair and stalk him
  • Clay did a really good job of handling the whole situation though so props to him.
  • The Skillz and Mouth drama didn’t last very long, but then I suppose guys don’t tend to dwell in those things especially when Mouth said he couldn’t date Lauren in the end. Which is fine because I still root for him and Millie to work things out
  • Kind of mad that they broke Chase and Mia up just so Chase would get with Alex? Like Alex has grown on me but at the same time I think she would be okay without a love interest for a while…
  • It was so cute when everyone went out to see Julien’s movie. It kind of reminded me of that one episode where everyone stayed at Rachel’s house. That was fun
  • It was random that Chase was there but like I said they were setting up the whole him and Alex thing. I do like Chase though so if it means he is sticking around then it’s fine by me
  • Side note: I don’t really know what they were doing with the musician guy and the English girl the whole way though the season, like she ends up leaving and so does he. It seemed random, I guess they just wanted an excuse to put the guys music on the show lol
  • I’m glad Julian’s movie was a success but like it had to have been because there was no way they would have made us all go through that for it to flop lol
  • Also yasss Julien coming through with the proposal to Brooke we love that
  • Plus Haley pregnant again? I did think it was random that one time we saw her take a pregnancy test…but it was negative so I wasn’t expecting her to actually be pregnant though I guess it would make sense for them to have another baby, they got a cute family
  • I was NOT expecting that psycho girl to come back and shoot Quinn AND Clay wtf. They better be okay because honestly can Haley take losing her sister after her mom just died? I guess we see…

This brings us to the end of another season of One Tree Hill! It was a wild ride with two main characters being replaced and a whole lot of drama on the side but we made it through. Again, another season through done in no time thanks to being in lock down.

We only have two seasons left and I am already beginning to wonder what show I will watch next. My friend actually started to watch Gossip Girl recently and so I’ll probably start watching that on the side, but it’s a show I’ve seen a bunch of times over so that doesn’t really count.

I guess I’ll have to start thinking about what to watch. Not that it’s important right now I have to find out if Clay and Quinn are alive!

So I’ll catch you soon in another post about One Tree Hill very soon! 😛

~ Courtney x

One Tree Hill Season 6 Thoughts

Season six of One Tree Hill complete!

I actually think I completed this season faster than any of the seasons so far, I guess this is what lock down does to you lol

So this season was a lot of things, at least I am getting used to everyone being adults now, last season it was weird for me to see everyone as an adult because two minutes before they had just graduated from high school, but now I see it.

I liked this season, it had a lot of good drama in there, some of it got a bit boring towards the second half of the season but that might have been because I watched too many episodes in one day. I know that sounds impossible but it’s a thing.

Now without further ado, these are my thoughts on season six:

  • Thank GOD Lucas chose Peyton – I definitely could not imagine Brooke and Lucas getting married after everything I thought they mutually agreed that wouldn’t happen haha
  • Dan was hit by the BABYSITTER wow I thought she was gone but I guess not, I’m not mad about it but at the same time she needs to stay away from everyone else please
  • She didn’t even take him to an actual hospital, she just had that set up in her house wtf she is more of a psycho than I thought she was
  • Did Brooke’s mom really hire someone to come and beat up and rob her? I AM SO ANGRY
  • I can’t believe they did Q dirty like that and killed him off…I knew something was up when they were focusing on him so much, like it’s not bad they were focusing on him but it is when they just kill him off
  • I cried like a baby when Jamie gave Quentin’s brother the basketball jersey – SO PURE
  • I can’t believe the babysitter is literally trying to use Dan to kidnap Jamie again, and not only that but like she dragged him away to her house after hitting him with a car what the fuck
  • I never thought I would say this but I need someone to come find Dan because I really don’t need the babysitter to get away with this please
  • SHE EVEN TALKED TO DEB – omg please someone tell Deb what this woman looks like – protect Jamie at all costs plz
  • I’m glad Brooke is talking to someone about the accident and is working to get closure from her mom. We love a strong woman
  • So Deb and Skillz are going the distance? So to speak. Nathan gave his half-approval so this is gonna be a thing? Still weird to me haha
  • I had a feeling that Brooke was going to adopt that homeless girl Sam – unlikely pairing but kind of cute
  • It’s great that Dan saved everyone from the babysitter – I was surprised that he is actually healed and alive but at the same time not exactly because like I said before, evil don’t die
  • It’s nice he gets to spend time with Jamie, I guess those are the only times he seems human
  • So Lucas’s second book sucked, sad times I thought he would always be like super successful because you know, how could the great Lucas Scott fail at something?
  • I spoke too soon, someone wants to make his book a movie lol
  • BUT the guy who wants to make the movie is Peyton’s ex wow drama
  • Or not drama because Lucas handled it pretty well
  • Peyton met her real dad and he was kind of a dick, wow not surprising. It’s not like she always had the greatest experience meeting family members in the past
  • Though it’s cute we saw her brother again! I totally forgot about him
  • Mouth is back! I missed him
  • Gigi has also returned as Mouth’s intern. This is 100% going to be trouble I can already tell
  • Oh yeah after Millicent talked to Gigi I knew she was going to want to cause drama – I mean even if it’s unintentional it’s not going to end well here
  • Also they keep talking about Gigi as this “hot college girl” which sure but I still think of her as the same age as all of them like man, she is not that much younger than the rest of you stop being weird about it
  • So Nathan has decided to get into something called slam ball? With that guy Brooke dated one time…sure
  • Honestly I was expecting a secret addiction to pain medication like Haley was but I’m glad he is not doing that
  • OMG HE WENT THROUGH THAT GLASS – yikes. I’m so glad he didn’t get injured again, I don’t know if I could take that
  • So I guess the slam ball journey is over but I ain’t mad about that
  • Ew they are doing a weird 40’s episode that has nothing to do with the plot of the show – I hate these kind of episodes, I mean at least it’s not a musical…
  • And even though it has nothing to do with the plot I have to watch it anyway in case there is something in there that I need to know
  • Peyton is pregnant! I did not see that one coming
  • Millicent slept with Owen?! I so wish she didn’t
  • Plus Owen fell off the wagon, yikes
  • Mia and Chase? Could be cute
  • Yasss we love Brooke fighting her attacker and getting him arrested because he also killed Quentin
  • Brooke also into that producer guy? I guess he is sticking around
  • Nathan being bullied by the other basketball guys, gross I guess that they are the guy version of Mean Girls
  • So Millicent is leaving for good? That would suck because I really liked her
  • Peyton might die if she has this baby? Of course there is something dramatic involved
  • Dan almost got his heart but at the last second, a dog ate it lol – I guess he is going off to die
  • Victoria is back in town and I don’t trust her at all, shredding Sam’s letters and all shady lady
  • Deb and Skillz broke up but I saw that coming, I mean they weren’t really going anywhere
  • Peyton in a car accident, I’m not that surprised because how much more dramatic can her pregnancy be
  • I’m sad Nathan didn’t get his shot at the NBA, I mean he worked so hard and everything
  • Are we even surprised Lucas’s movie fell through though, like it would have been weird if they had a movie about their lives never mind a book – plus everyone was mad at Dan Humphrey when he did it in Gossip Girl, surprised everyone was okay with how Lucas wrote his book
  • Peyton and Lucas’s wedding was cute of course
  • But I knew Peyton was going to collapse or something, with everything going on with them right now it made sense but I don’t think she is going to die – mostly because I feel like I’ve seen her in the promo photos for later seasons
  • On a lighter note, I was so surprised that Haley was the one that had slutty wedding sex haha
  • I’m glad Mouth and Millicent are back together, it’s cute they doing long distance so I hope it will last!
  • I’m sad that Sam went to spend time with her birth mom but at the same time it felt right, I liked Brooke and her relationship but I feel like I couldn’t see her sticking around forever
  • And the finale episode ties up in one convenient happy bow
  • Nathan gets picked for the NBA
  • Millicent stays in town
  • Lucas, Peyton and baby are happy
  • Brooke gets with Julien
  • All is well in the world of One Tree Hill for now….

So I kind of got the feeling that maybe the show didn’t think it was going to get past season six. There’s something about this season finale that screams series finale. Like everything was tied up in a neat little bow, it seemed like the perfect ending.

But no – the show goes on for like three more seasons haha. Like I said when they graduated from high school, if I just stopped watching now I would be happy with it. But knowing there is still more ahead is interesting.

No idea what is coming now considering they wrapped things up so nicely in this season, honestly wouldn’t even be surprised if there’s another time jump but having two time jumps in a TV series seems excessive but we see what happens.

If I had to guess anything it’s that Nathan is probably going to struggle with his NBA transition, Lucas and Peyton are gonna struggle as first time parents and Brooke is maybe gonna struggle with Julien being in LA while she is in Tree Hill. But my predictions are always wrong lol so maybe the complete opposite will happen. Either way I am going to start watching right away to find out.

~ Courtney x

Things I’ve Been Doing in Lock Down

I thought I would make a blog post to share some things I have been doing since lock down. I guess this will also serve as a little life update blog post.

But yes, lock down. We are all being told to stay at home to reduce the spread of COVID-19 aka Cornavirus and it’s not been easy.

I know when you were a kid, you thought not having to leave your house for school was the best thing ever, but now? It’s just kind of depressing, especially when you can’t go and see your friends or anything else. So it’s been hard to adjust.

It’s not that I did a lot of things outside normally, I’m a very inside person haha I enjoy sitting at home and watching TV etc, but when I think about my day-to-day activity, I still was leaving the house for work and exercise classes, so to suddenly have that taken away has been tough.

The hardest thing about it all is that we don’t have a choice, we have to stay indoors and reduce physical contact with people and it really sucks.

So I thought I would share with you some of the things I have been doing while being stuck at home and not being able to see anyone.

Animal Crossing

This is a big one. I have been spending most of my free time playing Animal Crossing. Even if I wasn’t in lock down, I know this is something I would be doing because I love Animal Crossing and I was so excited about the release of the new Switch game.

Not only does the game give me something to do and keep busy, it has also been a way that I can meet up with friends and spend time with them.

I have a few Animal Crossing friends that I made when playing the previous game on the 3DS and meeting up with them in Animal Crossing has always been our only form of communication so it felt natural to hang out with them this way again.

It has been super enjoyable being able to spend time diving into this new game and it definitely provides a good escape to the outside world.

YouTube

To go along with playing a lot of Animal Crossing, I have also started to film Animal Crossing content for my YouTube channel.

This makes me feel productive, and I enjoy doing it. I started YouTube as a hobby over the years and I actually started with Animal Crossing Let’s Plays, so it feels good to kind of go back to that.

TV

Naturally I have also been watching a lot of TV during this time, my boyfriend and I have recently started to watch Westworld on NowTV. It’s a bit of a confusing show but enjoyable, something different to say the least.

I have also been keeping up with watching some One Tree Hill which I started to watch before all this lock down business.

Netflix Party

Along with watching TV I have also been using Netflix party to watch Tiger King with my friends. We use the Chrome extension to keep our video in sync while we video chat using Skype.

I enjoy this because it allows me to speak to and see my friends, it’s kind of funny because we usually don’t see each other very often in real life as we all live across the UK in different places, but with this we have been able to see each other twice in one week.

It’s been fun and I’m sure Tiger King is not the only thing we will watch via Netflix Party.

Online Exercise

So because I can no longer go to my pole or aerial hoop classes I have started taking online classes. These are offered by my pole and aerial hoop studios, it’s not pole or aerial hoop – mainly because I don’t own either of those but I am enjoying the classes.

I am currently taking a floor flow class to work on some floor choreo and also a stretch class to work on my front splits.

I don’t have a lot of room to take these classes, I just do it in a tiny corner of my living room but it has been helpful to keep some exercise in my life.

Walking

As well as online exercise I have been going on walks with my boyfriend, this is nice just to get outside in the fresh air. Something simple and also nice because we live near the coast.

It’s also helpful to get out somewhere when you live in an apartment without a garden. I feel like if I had a garden I would just go out there and enjoy the weather, but because I do not I have to go further out. It can be a bit tricky avoiding people this way because other people are also out walking but you do the best you can.

So these are all the main things I am doing to keep busy during lock down. Of course I am still able to work from home so that has been keeping me occupied during the weekdays.

It’s been an adjustment to work from home full time, I mean it’s hard to really get into the mindset of work sometimes because you are at home and just want to do anything but work. But I think I’m getting better at it though some days are better than others for my concentration.

But I am doing the best I can and I guess that’s all we can do in this situation. I’m also very glad that I’m this time we do have so much technology because it allows us to stay connected even when we can’t see each other in real life.

I am hopeful that if we all are following the guidelines and doing our best that we can get out of lock down soon. I know things won’t go back to normal right away but it would be nice to see some of the restrictions lifted.

In the mean time I will just be sitting inside playing Animal Crossing until we can actually be outside again.

~ Courtney