Friday, 30 December 2016

How do I feel?

What seems ridiculous to me is that I, myself, am the only person, in this world that determines how I feel, surely? I mean, people add to how you end up feeling, so if someone does something hurtful and upsetting, then more often than not that’ll equate to how you feel. But why is that? Why is it that some people, certain people, have such a heavy load on your emotions and how you feel? It seems amazingly unfair and is so hard to control, from my point of view anyway. Why is it that we let our heads become so clouded with the effects of what someone else has done? I do anyway.

Some actions can make people sad, hurt, jealous, angry. It can make people do things, out of character things, that some may regret later on. However, are they really out of character if you manage to go through with these actions? Perhaps they’re entirely part of your character, suppressed inside you, and all you need is a certain person, a certain situation to make you finally act upon these feelings. Who knows, maybe thats a good thing…

I get angry. And then I overthink. And then I think “is this a reasonable enough reason to be angry? Would someone else be angry about this?” But then I think why not? Anger can only be produced if it is about something you’re passionate about or something/someone you love. So I believe I do have the right to be angry when certain situations occur. I don't want to go into these situations however. It’s just, the thing that really, really bothers me, is when people do things, hurtful things to you, which you’d never in a million years do to them. 

I don’t really get sad, I get angry. Because to me being angry is easier to deal with then being sad.



Sorry this isn’t like my previous blogs and that I haven’t posted in a while. I just needed an outlet to display my emotions briefly, as there isn't anyone I wish to speak to right now. I’ll probably end up deleting this once I’ve calmed down.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

10 Amazing Reasons to Smile 
Today!

Don't get me wrong, we all have them days that consist of us being miserable and down and grumpy. And that's okay. However, it's so common and almost easier nowadays for people, including myself, to just focus on the negatives of situations and things etc. So, I came up with a short list, of just simple things that makes me feel more positive and makes me smile, so I hope it'll do the same for you!

1) You have the opportunity to do whatever you want in life. It's your life, do whatever you want, no matter what anyone else says, and do a bloody amazing job at it.

2) I can guarantee someone cares and loves you very much, in fact, they could be thinking about you right now.

3) If you think you'll have a great day, then you will. So, go and believe that you'll have a great day.

4) You're prettiest when you're happy and smiling.

5) Somewhere in the world, someone is having the best day of their life.

6) Blind people can smile, despite never seeing someone smile, as its a natural human reaction.

7) There's so much amazing food you have yet to try and great music you have yet to discover.

8) Every human is made from stardust, google it if you don't believe me!

9) You are a unique individual, with your own thoughts, experiences, opinions. So why not make more today?

10) You're alive.




Thank you all for reading, have a great day!
Mollie x

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Sunday, 13 November 2016

5 things that inspire me to write

I suppose this is a pretty personal blog post, in the sense that everyone will typically have their own reasons and inspirations on why they write and what they write about. However, if anyone is stuck on where to look for inspiration, hopefully this will help you out a bit!

1) Emotions:

For me this is probably my main inspiration, partly on what I end up writing about. By this I mean that, if something has happened, or in general I'm feeling a particular emotion very strongly, I'll write about it. So I'll write and explain about how I feel at that particular moment. To me it is quite therapeutic to do this, it helps me clear my head, especially when I don't particularly want to talk to anyone about how I'm feeling. Another tip as well, is that if you're writing about feeling extremely upset or angry, you may not want to read this back, so you can always just tear it up and throw it away after writing it. Therefore your minds a bit less crowded and you won't have to be reminded about whatever caused you to feel down.


2) Music

To me, taking inspiration from music is more about wondering why the artist made the song. So, whats the song about? Is it a personal experience to the artist? If so, can you relate to it in anyway? Is the tone of the song sadness, happiness, confusion etc? I think that you can really take a song and write a whole story just around the feeling you personally get from it. And what makes this one a great inspiration, is that everyone will write something different, even if you hear the same song, as it'll be interpreted by everyone differently.

3) Life/people watching

I suppose this links slightly to emotions, but it's a more branched out approach. For this one I mean taking into account situations going on all around you. For example overhearing a conversation and that sparking an idea in your mind. Or perhaps just being out and about and wondering how someone you see has managed to be at that exact spot the same time you are, what's their story, what's their background? 

4) Quotes

This is a really interesting one to me, because quotes are written from peoples own experiences and thoughts. So again, just like with music, people can take the same quote differently, depending on their own feelings and experiences. Some quotes can be quite mind ticking, so they get you thinking about how situations could cause someone to think a certain way and what has then led them to write that specific quote. So therefore you can write a whole story almost about how that quote came to be, just by the emotions and connotations you get from it.

5) Art

Personally, this isn't one of my main inspirations, but I know quite a few people where art to them can send their mind racing a hundred miles an hour. Perhaps if you're one of these people, spending the day at art museums, or even just looking at art online may spark some ideas on what to write. You could think about your initial reactions to the art, the feelings you get from it. You could notice the colours used and what connotations they hold and so on.

Thank you all for reading, have a great day!
Mollie x

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

What I've been reading: 
'Candy' by Luke Davies - book review


Synopsis:

He met candy amid a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to giver her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? Candy had a bit of money and in the beginning, everything was beautiful. Heady, heroin-hazed days, the world open and inviting. But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch.

But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation sets in, Candy will stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her lover become hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction.

Painful, sexy, tender, and charger with dark humour, Candy provocatively charts the daily rituals of two lovers maintaining a long-term junk habit. Told in stunningly vivid prose and set against the backdrop of suburban and urban Australia, Candy is both an electrifying and frightening glimpse of contemporary life and love.

Review

If you've read my '20 random facts about me' blog post, you'll see I stated this book as being my favourite book. I read this book a year or two ago, which is pretty heavy stuff for a 14/15 year old. However, I swear my dad purposely gave it to me to read, in order to put me off drugs forever, which I can tell you was much achieved and still retained until this day after reading this! But, my god it was an incredible read.

As you can tell from the synopsis, this book is all about a hauntingly beautiful, young couple who are madly in love with each other. So crazily in love with each other, you can physically feel the unbreakable connection they share. However their lives become consumed by heroin, the need for it and the devastating extent they'll go to in order to get it, placing a massively, ill-fated twist on everything.

For me and I'd guess many others, it's incredibly hard to comprehend the mindset of an addict, until you read this book and are transported into the mind of one. Davies' writing is faultless for being able to achieve this. To me it feels like he must have experienced, maybe not personally, but a heroin addiction, perhaps to a person close to him. In order for him to be able to evoke such an emotional, rollercoaster of a book. 

Personally, I'd say my favourite aspect of this book is the innocently, soul-mate-like couple you see at the beginning of the book and how that contrasts with the books ending on how they eventually end up. I don't want to give too much away, but the journey of the couples relationship is heart-wrenchingly, beautifully tragic.

Moreover, I found it fairly sobering that heroin was in no way prided in the book. Obviously, to the characters its the most glorious, essential thing in the world. However, the narrating character recognises the critical effects that will take hold if he continues his addiction. It almost relates to how when people are thirsty, we drink water. It's the urge of survival and I believe the characters feel this in the novel.

Ultimately, this book is about addiction. Although, its also about loss, love, desperation, lust, hope and then exhausting despair. The immense emotion and detail this book goes into about the chilling horror of having a heroin addiction is second to none. It's so captivating you feel as though you're the one experiencing the nightmare first hand. I honestly could not put this book down and have re-read it multiple times.

In all, this book is graphic and fairly blunt. It doesn't hold back. It describes the effects of heroin, how they got it, how their relationship changes due to heroin and so, so much more. I've never read anything remotely close to this book, which is just one reason why I love it so much. I would say this book isn't for the faint-hearted and is very much an emotional, heartbreaking, sobbing into the pages kind of book. However it is such an eye-opening, brilliant read that I'd completely recommend. 

Famous reviews:
  • "A tale of obsession, Candy offers a chilling glimpse into the nightmare world of heroin addiction." - ELLE, Australia 
  • "Beautifully written and tear-provokingly poignant... Davies' background as a poet - and the promise of hope - sustains the reader through a quagmire of collapsed veins and momentary bliss, vomit, bile, sweat, endless expletives, dizziness, nausea, scams and the overall sheer bloody exhausting despair of heroin addiction." - DAILY TELEGRAPH, Australia
My favourite quotes:

  • "When you think you are in love, you don't want to know about the things that could end it."
  • "And so she disappears from this story, or the story disappears."
  • "For a couple of I heard lots of things, some good, some bad. And then after a while I heard nothing."
I was thinking about perhaps doing a book review/what I read every month or so, kinda like a series to continue on this blog. The reason for this is because I love reading and sharing my opinions on books with you guys, so let me know what you think!

Thank you all for reading, have a great day!

Mollie x

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Sunday, 6 November 2016

Top 10 favourite TV characters of all time!

In todays blog, I've decided I'm going to be sharing my all time favourite TV characters, with all of you guys! I love getting into a good TV series and binge watching all of the episodes... Although who doesn't?? Saying that, this list will probably change over time, however for now, these are my favourite TV characters...

(P.S. As hard as it was to rate some of these characters against each other, I've gone in order of my least favourite to most favourite character. Enjoy!)


10) Stiles Stilinski - Teen Wolf

Stiles is 100% my favourite character from Teen Wolf. I love his humour and his sarcasm, Dylan O'Brien embodies this character way too well, it's honestly like this role was made for him. I feel like Stiles is one of my favourite TV characters because out of this list, he is defiantly one character that I'd most want to be friends with. Stiles as a character is just, hilarious, caring, relatable and just amazing really.


9) Serena Van Der Woodsen - Gossip Girl

For some reason, I feel like Serena is kinda underrated, as people usually tend to sway more towards Blair. But, for me I actually really love Serena's character. Firstly, her style is amazing, the amount of times I've sat watching Gossip Girl, envious of her outfits is ridiculous. For me, I like how her characters is always diverse, so she'll be with different people, try different jobs, she deals with personal issues, she's involved in drama... 99% of the time. The list goes on, but I love the character!


8) Rachel Green - Friends

I couldn't not include a character from Friends onto the list, and my favourite character happens to be Rachel. For me, I just thinks she's the most relatable, in the sense that as a character, she's most like myself I'd say, mostly due to her being the most dramatic. To me, Rachel is just an amazing character and literally just screams best friend material.


7) Spencer Hastings - Pretty Little Liars

Okay, there literally is no competition for me about which Liar is my favourite, it always has and always will be Spencer. The girl will do anything and I love it. I love how she's always involved, she's clever, she's sarcastic. Her character compared to the other three Liars is just more in depth and developed. Plus, I'd defiantly favour her expertise if I was being hunted by A.


6) William McKenzie - The Inbetweeners

It honestly would be an insult to this blog if I didn't include a character from the Inbetweeners. Every single time I watch the Inbetweeners, its always Will cracking me up the most, throughout the whole episode, no matter how many times I watch it. If I could pick anyone to embody British humour, I honestly think I'd pick Will to do so.




5) Klaus Mikaelson - The Vampire Diaries

Klaus was one of them characters that I absolutely loved the second he spoke, and carried on loving until he left the show, and after that to be honest. He can be a bit of an arse, he's a savage really, but I love it. His character in The Vampire Diaries makes me want to watch The Originals, just to see more of him. I will ALWAYS ship him and Caroline together. Literally always.


4) Katherine Pierce - The Vampire Diaries 

Again, absolute savage, bit of a crazy one, but I love her none the less. Nina Dobrev was amazing at playing Katherine, you honestly feel like it's another actress playing Elena, especially when they have scenes together. Katherine for me is just so fun to watch, she makes me laugh too and in all she's a great character.


3) Brooke Davis - One Tree Hill

I feel like this is kinda a typical character to chose but how could you not? Brooke, in my opinion, has the biggest character development throughout the show, but I love her in every stage of her character. She's so funny, relatable and just brilliant. A lot of my favourite OTH scenes include Brooke, so thats another reason I placed her number 3!


2) Nathan Scott - One Tree Hill

I literally love Nathan in every series, every episode, just everything really. Him with Jamie honestly just gets me, they're so adorable. Also, him and Haley are, without a doubt, the best couple on the show. Nathan as a character always has an exciting storyline and is just one of my favourite characters!


1) Damon Salvatore - The Vampire Diaries

How can you not include Damon onto your top 10 fave character list? His humour and sarcasm is always on point. I love the depth this character possesses, he's mysterious, he comes across a certain way which sometimes isn't really him. There is too much to say about why he's my favourite character, so I'll just leave it at that.


Thank you all for reading, have a great day!

Mollie x


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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

20 random facts about me!

Today marks a month since I've started this blogging account!! So, I thought this blog post should be more about you guys getting to know me, on a more personal level. Therefore I've put together 20 random facts about myself, which I'll share with you now...

1) Name: Mollie Clarke-Holland

2) Age: 16 years old

3) Birthday: July 28th

4) Favourite colour: Dark green and gold

5) Pet peeve: People drinking loudly

6) Piercings: Each lobe and two cartilage piercings on my left ear

7) Favourite holiday: Orlando, Florida

8) Favourite flower: Sunflower

9) Favourite month: It's a tie between Autumn and Winter

10) Favourite book: Candy by Luke Davies

11) Popcorn preference: Salt

12) Worst trait: Worrying too much

13) Best trait: My loyalty towards the people I care about

14) Bad (but secretly kinda good habit): Absolute bloody shopaholic

15) Strange habit: Every single time I come out of the shower, I shake the towel several times before putting it around me... without fail

16) Ultimate shower song: 100%, will always be, Sex by The 1975

17) Before I sleep: I usually spend most nights reading facts on a website named Listverse

18) Favourite history to learn about: Ancient Egypt

19) When I was younger I wanted to be: An Archeologist, so bizarre for an 8 year old, I know

20) Something I'm proud of: Over the last Christmas break, I volunteered several times for Crisis for Christmas

That's all of my 20 random facts about me! I've tried to include some more unusual facts where I could, to spice it up a bit. I hope this make you feel like you know me a little bit more now.

Thank you all for reading, have a great day.

Mollie x


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Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Worst to Best: Harry Potter movies ranked

What a better way to spend your week off of sixth form, than binge watching the Harry Potter films? Well, that is what I've been up to, and that has sparked the idea of this blog post! As they really are magical, fantastic films! So, I'll be letting you guys know which ones I favour and why.

This blog post WILL include spoilers, if you haven't already seen the films... which is only probable if you've been living under a rock for the past 14 years or so.

(These films will be ranked from worst to best)


1) Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone



Don't get me wrong, although I've placed this movie last, I still love it to bits. I think that it is a great start to the films and really incorporates the magical imagery throughout, via the amazing directing and editing! The only real reason for me placing this movie last, simply is down to it not being as darkly themed as the others. Moreover, I think the other films provide slightly more depth and insight into individual characters and their stories, however this film being the first of the series, it's more of a broader overview of just the magical, wizarding world, as a whole. Which is understandable, seeing as it's the first movie.

2) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets



I placed this film second place, because again, it doesn't contain the same amount of darkness as the other films throughout the series, however it does start to develop in this film. I love the mystery and problem solving that this film incorporates, due to the discovering of the chamber and who opened it. Also we start to see the development of Voldemort as a character, as Tom Riddles diary is a significant part of this film, which I also liked.

3) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1



I mean, it's pretty harsh to rank this movie as an individual, as it was ultimately created to lead up to the main events, taking part in part 2. However, some scenes in this film are some of my favourites throughout the whole of the Potter movies. These include the scene of Harry and Hermione dancing together, as a way of Harry trying to cheer her up from Ron leaving. And also the scene where Hermione tells us the tale of the 3 brothers. Despite this, I only ranked it third, as I feel like although some scenes are amazing, more are just fillers to try and fill the time.

4) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban



We're now at the half-way point in the list! Firstly, this movie has one of the best openings, with Harry losing his temper and blowing up Aunt Marge like a balloon! One of my favourite characters is introduced in this film, professor Lupin, who is the new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Ron is searching for his missing, pathetic pet 'rat' throughout the film, which reveals a very interesting plot twist when he's finally found. Werewolves are introduced, an accused murdering Godfather escapes from Azkaban and much more. A lot goes on in this film, with many unexpected turns throughout the story that are amazingly done and executed!

5) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire



I adored this film when I was younger... probably due to my childhood crush on Robert Pattison, who stars as one of the competitors in the Goblet of Fire. I think I love this film a lot because there is a lot of action that takes place, apart from the usual good vs evil, Harry vs Voldemort (until the end), as it's more action just generally, so the events like the catching of the dragons egg and such. Moreover, for me this is quite a turning point in the film, in terms of the theme of darkness, as here we see Voldemort being properly 're-born'. 

6) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2



Considering this film had very, very high expectations to live up to, I'm really happy to say that I think it delivered massively! One of my favourite scenes is when Harry views Snapes memories, learning about his love for Lily Potter, how he wanted to protect Harry and cares for him. I just love Snape, and Harry, so I just love this scene so much! I think the whole Harry vs Voldemort fight scene was amazing and I love the huge dark influence that this film has as a whole. In my opinion, this was such a great end to such a great series!

7) Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince



This film is extremely action-packed and mysterious all the way throughout, with some MAJOR twists. I love how Snapes character is viewed as being a villain, which it very important for the following movies. I love how Voldemort and his followers almost take over this film towards the end, making the whole movie more unpredictable and exciting. A lot of important, unexpected things happen that keep you entertained all throughout this film, like the lead up to Dumbledores death, the learning of the horcruxes and so on. In all this really is a great film!

8) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix



Last and certainly not least we have the Order of the Phoenix in first place, and in my opinion, the best Harry Potter movie! There are a ton of reasons why this movie is my favourite out of the lot. Some of these things including the huge involvement of the Ministry of Magic, the fight against Harry and his friends with the death eaters, the pupils rebelling against Umbridge and so much more. I love how this film holds a lot of emotion, ranging from anger to grieving etc. I just love this movie and think all throughout it is hugely entertaining.

There we have my list, from worst to best of my ranking of the Harry Potter films! I haven't read the books, so perhaps when I do, I'll do an updated version of this blog post, as they may influence my opinions on the films. 

Let me know down below in the comments your favourite and least favourite Harry Potter film in the series!

Thank you all for reading, have a great day.

Mollie x



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Sunday, 16 October 2016

Autumn/fall ultimate song playlist

Hey guys, I hope everyone is well. Today I've decided to write a quick blog post on some essential autumn songs that you need to add onto your playlist. These songs aren't specifically for the autumn season as such, they're just some of the songs I seem to find myself playing most around this time of year, so I thought I'd share them with you guys!

All of these songs and more I have on my Spotify, and if anyone is interested, my Spotify username is mollie_holland. So if you want to check them out before purchasing them, or adding them onto your own playlist, then you can do so!

Right, lets get on into it...

1) A Change of Heart - The 1975
2) Alright - Logic
3) Autumn Leaves - Ed Sheeran
4) Breakeven - The Script
5) Chocolate - The 1975
6) Cold Coffee - Ed Sheeran
7) Come and See Me - PARTYNEXTDOOR feat. Drake
8) Come Home to Me - Ernie Halter
9) Crash - You Me At Six
10) Dance So Good - Wakey!Wakey!
11) Dancing on My Own - Calum Scott
12) Demons - Imagine Dragons
13) Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
14) Drunk - Ed Sheeran
15) Fall - Ed Sheeran
16) Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys
17) Friends - Ed Sheeran
18) Fumes - Eden Project
19) Give Me Love - Ed Sheeran
20) Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
21) How to Save a Life - The Fray
22) Hunger - Ross Copperman
23) I Could Never - Ed Prosek
24) I Luv This Shit - August Alsina
25) I Will Follow You Into The Dark - Death Cab for Cutie
26) IV. sweatpants - Childish Gambino
27) Kiss Me - Ed Sheeran
28) Kiss Me Slowly - States // Capitals
29) Knee Socks - Arctic Monkeys
30) Like me - Phora
31) Little Bit of Truth - You Me At Six
32) Love How It Hurts - Scouting For Girls
33) Magic - Coldplay
34) Make It Home - August Alsina
35) Marble Floors - French Montana
36) Mr. Brightside - The Killers
37) Naive - The Kooks
38) Nikki - Logic
39) Often - The Weeknd
40) Over My Head (Cable Car) - The Fray
41) Please Don't Stop The Rain - James Morrison
42) Reckless Serenade - Arctic Monkeys
43) Rescue - Witt Lowry
44) Riptide - Vance Joy
45) Settle Down - The 1975
46) Sex - The 1975
47) She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
48) She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
49) Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
50) Stealing Cars - James Bay
51) Sugar, We're Goin Down - Fall Out Boy
52) Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran
53) Terrible Things - Mayday Parade
54) Time After Time - Quietdrive
55) Twenty Eight - The Weeknd
56) Ungodly Hour - The Fray
57) Wake Me Up - Ed Sheeran
58) Wasted Time - Vance Joy
59) Wicked Games - The Weeknd
60) XO - Eden Project

It seems like the moral of this, is that any Ed Sheeran song, is pretty much an autumn song! I know this is a pretty hefty list, however it does include various different genres of music, which is why I thought I'd list all of the ones of my autumn playlist. Therefore hopefully theres a few songs that everyone will enjoy!

Thank you all for reading, have a great day.

Mollie x



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Sunday, 9 October 2016

Hello everybody!

This is my first blog post, so I'll quickly introduce myself before I get into the actual blog itself.

My name is Mollie Clarke-Holland and I am interested in producing many blogs, with various different themes. These include things such as: lifestyle, fashion, beauty, writing, books, reviews etc. In all I just have a passion for writing and have decided I'd like to share that online. Hence why I'm here!

Anyway, onto the blog...

MUST DO: Halloween bucket list

Personally, October is one of my favourite months, so I'm always so excited when this time of year rolls around! Not only that, I love the holiday Halloween, as I love all things scary, whether that being scary films, books or activities. Therefore, I have come up with and created a 'Halloween bucket list', which I'll try to complete this October month and you guys can join me in doing so too! So lets get into it...

1) Carve a pumpkin

Now, this may seem such a small, normal thing for quite a lot of people, I suppose, especially around the holiday halloween itself. So you're probably wondering why I even put this onto my bucket list? Well, as a matter of fact, never in my life have I carved a pumpkin... and I'm 16. I think it's due to the fact that because I don't like in a city or town, I've never decorated my house for halloween, as no one will see it. However I'll defiantly need to change this, this year!

2) Binge watch horror movies

One of my favourite film genres by far is horror films. I love them so much! Although, I am waiting for the day that I watch a horror film that genuinely scares the living day lights out of me. So, in order to accomplish this, I'll 100% be watching many horror films in this October month. I'll list a few down before that I'm thinking of watching:


  • Nightmare on Elm Street
  • Insidious
  • Conjuring
  • Sinister
  • Friday the 13th
  • The silence of the lambs
3) Go to a corn maze

I honestly really want to go and take part in a corn maze. I defiantly think this time of year is the best time to go as well, as for a start, most only open around this time of year, and also it adds to the creepy halloween atmosphere that I love! I would recommend getting a group of friends together and doing this one October evening. I really think it's just something different, fun and exciting to do one night. I need to make sure I do this!

4) Murder mystery

I've taken part in a murder mystery once before, with my family, and I had such a great time! We found a website that provided you with a huge list of options for what sort of story and setting etc you wanted your murder mystery to take place at and to be like. Then after that, they sent us all the relevant things we needed to complete the murder mystery. I'm sure theres a ton of websites that provide murder mysteries, some you may need to pay for, some may be free. 

My advice would be get a group of friends or family together and all decide what type of setting you want your mystery to take place in. For example a creepy house, a castle, a fairground. The list is endless really. Then when the night rolls around, when you actually take part in the murder mystery, dim the lights and place candles around the room. Also you could incorporate the theme of the murder mystery you've chosen, in decorations used around the room you play in. To top it all off, play some haunting, spooky music in the background. It all adds to the atmosphere! 

5) Do something scary

Now, as I said before, scary is my thing. So any opportunity to do something spooky, I'll take up. And what better time of year to do this, than in October? There are several ideas that I have thought of doing, in order to tick this off of the bucket list. Some of my options include:

  • Visit a theme park on a fright/horror night. Because I like in the UK, my options are limited to parks such as Thorpe Park and Alton Towers. However, I visited the Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Studios Orlando last year and would 1000% recommend it to anyone. Beware though, it can be insanely scary!
  • Take part in a zombie shooting experience. Now this one has the age rating of typically 16. However, if you're 16 or over and want to have a thrilling experience, I'd suggest this! There are many different locations where this event can take place, such as old bunkers and prisons etc. So straight away the creepy atmosphere is there. And basically, for a few hours you're chased around these locations by actors dressed as Zombies. The 'shooting' part comes in, because I know some of these zombie events allow you to have a paint ball type gun, which you can use to defend yourself. Sounds pretty enticing to me!

That is all for my MUST DO: Halloween bucket list. I hope everyone enjoyed reading it as much as I did producing it for all of you! 

Thank you all for reading, have a great day.

Mollie x



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