Tuesday, 29 March 2016

CALLING ALL ASTRONAUTS INTERVIEW

Hey everyone!
I have a really exciting post for you today! The amazing band 'Calling All Astronauts' did an interview with me and I'm very excited to share this post!
These questions were mainly answered by David but the others did join in at times. You should go check out their music because they really are great!


1. As a band, what do you personally think is your greatest achievement so far?

Making music that people seem to like, we are totally DIY and the fact that so many people are supportive of us is amazing

2. Who were your celebrity crushes when you were younger? 

I’m not sure I had any, no that’s not true Siouxsie Sioux and Danielle Dax, I have more nowadays, Paloma Faith, Rachel Riley and Sheridan Smith are always on my radar J

3. What has been the toughest moment for CAA so far? 

When Kristi our bassist left on the eve of our debut album we had to cancel shows and it took us ages to find somebody we wanted to work with, we were very lucky our old friend Paul became available.

4. Do you all ever hang out when you're not creating new music or doing anything to do with CAA?

We hang out lots, social events, birthdays, BBQs, all sorts, we are 3 great mates

5. Who/What are your major influences?

The list is massive, I think every piece of music you listen to inspires you in a way, we take a lot of influence from late 70’s and early 80’s acts like Killing Joke, New Order, Psychedelic Furs, Bauhaus, Fad Gadget, but also from fairly recent acts like Knife Party, Skrillex and Diplo


6. Do you ever get noticed when you're out and about?

I do quite often, I think it’s my hair, I was walking through production in Hyde Park when The Who played last year, and had a group of photographers taking photos of me, my mate who was with me thought it was seriously funny.

7. Have you had to overcome any fears, as individuals, to get you where you are today?

I’m quite deaf after years of loud shows and am absolutely terrified before going on stage that I wont be able to hear my cues.

8. Describe yourselves in three words each.

David - Compulsive, obsessive, caring,
J - “Rock guitarist and gamer Dad”
David - “that’s 5 words”
J - “Blonde”
Paul – Trees Bass Food

9. Who are your idols or role models?

Anyone who is a decent selfless individual, people who put others before themselves, Doctors and nurses, Teachers, aid workers.

10. Is there anything in particular that influences your songwriting process?

We always start with a beat and then just add to it, all our songs are written in the recording studio, David puts down a beat and maybe has a verse or chorus, then J and Paul jam loads of ideas, which then seem to get cut up into a guitar track or bassline, then we add keys and finally vocals

11. You all seem to get along well, but who is the joker of the band?

We all are at different times, the subject matter of all our songs is very serious, but you wouldn’t believe how much of a laugh we have,
We just take the piss out of each other all the time and have an abundance of in jokes, the current one is “would you like some pork?” after David cooked a joint that was so big he was still trying to feed it to everyone a week later

12. What do each of you think is the most important thing in life?

Always be true to yourself, never capitulate to peer pressure, don’t be afraid to stand up for what is right and always treat others in a manner that you would like them to treat you

13. Where do you hope to see yourselves one year from now?

Sat round in pool in Vegas when David and Heidi get married J

14. What is your ultimate goal for CAA?

Just to continue to make what we consider to be good records, it would be amazing to have some commercial success, but that isn’t our motivation, if we can make every album better than the previous one, I think we’ll have achieved our goals

15. Do you have any advice for anyone trying to start their own music career?

Study hard at school, get lots of qualifications and go and work in the city, nobody will recognise you, but you will be able to afford to live like a rock star. If you insist on making music, make it for the right reason, the music.

I hope you all enjoyed this interview! I definitely did! Huge thank you to the band for taking the time to answer my questions. Make sure you all check out their music!

Thanks for reading, 
                                  Kirsty xox

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Updated: Top 40 Songs

Hey everyone!

Some time last year I did a post called My Top 25 Songs. I've decided to update that list today. Hope you enjoy it :)

1. Colors - Halsey
2. Runaway - The Vamps
3. Dollhouse - Melanie Martinez
4. Love Yourself  - Justin Bieber
5. White Horse - Taylor Swift
6. Eyes Shut - Years & Years
7. Beautiful Life - Union J
8. Love Goes On - Hometown
9. Ghost - Halsey
10. History - One Direction
11. Migraine - Twenty One Pilots
12. Photograph - Ed Sheeran
13. Pity Party - Melanie Martinez
14. Windmills - The Vamps
15. Sad Beautiful Tragic - Taylor Swift
16. Stitches - Shawn Mendes
17. The Feeling - Justin Bieber (feat. Halsey)
18. Mrs. Potato Head - Melanie Martinez
19. Good Girls - 5 Seconds of Summer
20. Stressed Out - Twenty One Pilots
21. Treacherous - Taylor Swift
22. Wasn't Expecting That - Jamie Lawson
23. Your Life Over Mine - Bry
24. A.M. - One Direction
25. Sorry - Justin Beiber
26. Child -Bry
27. Cry for Help - Hometown
28. Goner - Twenty One Pilots
29. Astronauts - Bry
30. 7 Years - Lukas Graham 
31. Adored By Him - Dodie Clarke
32. Is There Somewhere - Halsey
33. Sum Me Up - Bry
34. Sippy Cup - Melanie Martinez
35. Gasoline - Halsey
36. Hopeless - Bry
37. Wonderland - Taylor Swift 
38. Pieces - Bry
39. New Americana - Halsey
40. Staying Together - Bry

 Thanks for reading,
                               Kirsty xox

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

My Reading List

Hey everyone!

Here's a list of the books I'm going to be reading over the next few months. If you're looking for books to read maybe this will help.

1. Silence is Goldfish by Annabel Pitcher

2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

3. Listen to the Moon by Micheal Morpurgo

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

5. The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

6. life.love.beauty by Keegan Allen

7. Wonder by R.J. Palacio

8. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green

9. Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard

10. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

Thanks for reading, 
                              Kirsty xox

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Who I Am

Hey everyone,

I've had this blog for over a year now. I've kept it anonymous, scared someone would find it. I've gone by the username 'BloggerGirl' and signed off each post with "BloggerGirl xox". I'm tired of that. It's time I told you who I am.

My name is Kirsty. Lover of books, YouTube, music and Pretty Little Liars. Victim of anxiety. Full time fangirl of One Direction, The Hunger Games, Dan and Phil, Evan Edinger and Ian Harding (and lots more). 

I've always been afraid to tell people who I really am on here. To be honest I'm not even sure who I am (yay cliche teenage problems!).

I don't care if people read this and know who I am (unless I'm related to them!). I shouldn't be ashamed of my opinions on life and books and everything in between. I write some serious stuff on here and so I guess I'm just scared of people judging me.


People don't understand me. Especially my family which is why I don't want them reading this. (Don't get me wrong... I love my family but they just wouldn't get it).


I just have a lot of trouble accepting who I am and acceptance is something I look for a lot in the world.


But from now on I'm not going to look for acceptance from behind my 'BloggerGirl' mask. I'm tired of that. It's fake. It's not me. It's a version of me.

Not many people read my blog anyway so the chances of someone I know finding this is really unlikely (*crosses fingers, toes, arms, legs, eyes and everything else that can be crossed*).

I don't want a fake identity anymore. I want to be me whoever 'me' is. I may not like 'me' and maybe you don't either. But that's okay. I've tried to please people my entire life and it drained me. I still do it. I don't know how to stop but I want to try.

I'm not really sure where this post is going so I'm going to sign off now using my real name for the first time ever (much excitement).

*takes deep breath*,
                                                        Kirsty xox

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Book Review - All The Bright Places

Hey everyone,

Today I am doing a book review on 'All The Bright Places' by Jennifer Niven. 

This is my absolute favourite book ever. I finished it today and it took me about three days to read because it was so hard to put down! It's the most incredible book I've ever read. 

Violet Markey lost her sister in an accident. She sees the world differently than the way she used to. 

Theodore Finch wants to take his own life. They meet on the ledge of a bell tower. Finch saves Violets life. 

They become friends. Eventually that friendship turns to more. 

Finch helps Violet overcome many obstacles and fears but little does Violet know that as her world is growing, Finch's is shrinking.

This book gave me a new perspective on the world. It gives the story in both Violet and Finch's point of views which I love.

It's an amazing story about a boy who wants to be remembered by dying and who wants to escape the negativity of the world and it's about a girl who wants to be happy and understood.

I absolutely adore this book and I recommend it so much. 

Thanks for reading,
                               BloggerGirl xox

Saturday, 20 February 2016

My Faith

Hey everyone,

I wasn't sure I was going to write this post or not. Even typing this now I'm not sure if I'm going to upload this or not. 

This is something I'm scared to talk about. I worry that people will judge me for this but I feel like this is something I need to do. It's part of who I am.

I'm a Christian. Please don't stop reading. When I say I'm a Christian I don't mean a Catholic like most of my friends. I mean I'm a born-again Christian.

Most people don't know what that means so let me explain. We were all born into a world of sin. You don't need to look far for proof of that.

The standard to get into Heaven is perfection. As sinners we can never reach that standard. God knows this which is why before Jesus was born people had to sacrifice animals to pay for their sins.

Then God sent Jesus to die for our sins. Jesus was born into the world like we all were. He lived a perfect, sinless life. When He died on the cross He died for our sins. He was the perfect sacrifice. He was sacrificed for our sins so we wouldn't have to make sacrifices anymore.

The Bible says that if we believe with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our might and confess that Jesus is Lord then we will be saved or born-again.

I asked Jesus into my life and I trust in Him. I'm a Christian and I get scared telling people that because people automatically judge me for it. It's partly something I got bullied for in primary school.

Sometimes I get scared telling people I'm a Christian because people think that being a Christian means I don't have any problems and my life is perfect. If they see me struggling they say "Where's your God? If being a Christian is so good then why are you struggling?"

But God doesn't promise Christians an easy life. That's a huge misconception. I live for God and even though I go through a lot and still have problems, at least I have God to help me through. My life on earth might be hard but at least I know where I'm going when I die.

I don't have to good works to get to Heaven because Jesus did that for me. I don't need to change to receive Gods love because Gods love changes me. Nothing I do can make God love me any less and it's the same for each and every person reading this.


Yes, I struggle. Yes, I deal with a lot of bad things and yes, I do struggle with my relationship with God and let my problems interfere and blind me from the truth sometimes but ultimately I know that God loves me no matter what and I know he'll get me through things in the end. That might mean talking to a counselor or doing something outside of my comfort zone but God knows what's best for me and I trust Him.

You might judge me for this but that's okay because I have the creator of the universe on my side. I know I might seem 'weird' or whatever because it's not very often you see a teenager actively pursuing a life with God anymore but at least I'm guaranteed an eternal life in Heaven and a friend in Jesus. Go ahead and judge me. I know where I stand.

You can email me or leave a message in the comments if you want. I want you all to know that I appreciate each and every one of you who read this and if you ever need anybody to talk to I'm here.

Thanks for reading,
                              BloggerGirl xox

P.s. If any of the few people I told about my blog are reading this... Please don't treat me differently because of this. This is important to me. This is really hard for me to post.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

I'm Sorry

Hey everyone,

I want to apologise. I'm probably the worst blogger ever. I'm going to be real with you all... That's if anyone still reads this anymore. 

I've been through so much lately. Some stuff happened at school and at home and I've just been feeling so sad lately. I want to come up with a good excuse but this is the truth. I got my priorities messed up. Big time.

I had two weeks of exams. I literally didn't study. I lied in bed most days too sad and too unmotivated to do anything but cry or listen to music or watch YouTube. I screwed up. 

I'm going to do my best to blog weekly no matter how messed up my life gets. 

So starting next week I'm going to work really hard on this blog. I was so caught up in my thoughts that I didn't even realise this blog is over a year old.

I wanted to do something special but I missed the date. The one year anniversary of this blog was the 10th of January. Over five weeks ago.

I'm so sorry,
                                  BloggerGirl xox

Saturday, 2 January 2016

New Year Resolutions

Image result for new year 2016Hey everyone!

Happy new year! Hope you've all had a great year, and if not you have this year to make it better :)

Today I'm going to share some of my resolutions with you for the coming year. Feel free to share yours in the comments.

1. Lose weight
2. Don't let myself feel as low as I did in 2015
3. Drink more water
4. Blog more
5. Try to overcome my anxiety disorder
6. Don't let people use me
7. Drop the friendships that make me feel worse about myself

So those are my resolutions! Hopefully I'll stick to them!

Talk to you all later,
                                BloggerGirl xox