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Recently, I’ve said to myself that I’m going to start writing more chatty and personal posts, basically  when I feel like it. I will try and stay with my Wednesday and Sunday uploads but if I feel like I’ve had an experience/life event that I think will benefit you guys then I’ll let you know about it as soon as possible. I absolutely love my more beauty and travel posts but I thought I’d be nice to do this type of thing as you or a friend might be in the same situation. I will be doing more of these for my different experiences, e.g. Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Confidence ect. and if you have any requests then just let my know in the comments. Also, if your going through a similar situation and would like advice then you could message me on twitter, @beth_shaw x, Instagram, @_bethshaw or add me on snapchat, bethshawxx.

I feel like the last 12 months have been the craziest! I’ve been through so many different experiences so I’m going to go through the most exciting and upsetting 12 months so far!

~April 2015~

At the start of April, nothing really happened! I was going on as well as I could at school because my depression and anxiety went through the roof, to be quite honest! In the back on my mind, I was just looking forward to going to London for the weekend and dancing in the West End at Her Majesty’s Theatre on Sunday 26th. That day was incredible! The day after I got home, my step-dad had a really bad accident at work and to cut a long story short, he had a bleed on the brain and a fractured skull! After having such a nice weekend away and facing in London with my best friend, I felt bad to talk about my enjoyable times because my step-dad nearly died! The rest of April was full of hospital visits every night.

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From left to right: Alice, Me and Liv in our dressing rooms in London

~May 2015~

May was the month I didn’t really do much at all. All I really wanted to do was stay in my bed/room all day and do nothing because I didn’t have the energy. School was getting me down and I felt like I wanted to quit it all!

~June~

My emotions and mental health was also not brilliant throughout this month. I can remember that I was becoming a bit more social and wanted to see my family but school was still the pain of my life. Everyone says that I’m really academic and smart but I just don’t see it in myself. My confidence at this time was really low. I felt like everyone I walked past was judging me when really, they were probably minding their own business.

~July~

I was getting a lot happier than I was over the past 2 months as the summer holidays were so so close. As I look back, the time off, away from all the stress, couldn’t of come at a better time! After I broke up from school, I started to spend more time with my best friend, Alice. We had known each other since we were 2 as we went to nursery and primary school together but when we went to high school, she went to a different one. The last part of the month was chilling out in the English sun and having fun with my friends.

~August~

On the 7th August, it was my mums best friends wedding. It was such an amazing day and the wedding was so so beautiful! Then on the 9th August, it was my Great Auntie’s 90h birthday! That day was also an amazing day as me and all the rest of the family got together and spent quality time chatting and catching up since the last time we saw them. Because my nan and grandad are from Manchester, all of my dads family live in Manchester so we only really get to see them at family parties/events. For the rest of August, I chilled out and went of family outings. On the 31st August and the 1st September, I met one of my idols, Ella Eyre, with my friend, Elise. I wrote a blog about it so if you want to read it, click here!!

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Before Claire and Paul’s wedding

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Some of my family at my Great Auntie’s 90th party

~September~

The dreaded school started again and I didn’t know what to expect to be honest. I started my GCSE’s and I tried to knuckle down and get on with my work for once but I then later realised that even when I tried and tried my best, it still didn’t get me very far.

~October~

I also tried to ‘blag’ my way through the 3 weeks I had at school before the next week off. I felt so relieved when I could just finally sit back and relax. During this week, I didn’t really do a lot! I obviously went trick or treating with my friends on the 31st and I also went to Alton Towers on 4 of the days with my friends. It was amazing! It was also my nan and grandad’s 60th Wedding Anniversary.

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Elise, me and Alice at Alton Towers

~November~

It was my 14th Birthday on the 6th and I was so excited! I love special times like this throughout the year and I got to spend it with the people I love most! As you may tell, I am a very family orientated person. On the 7th November, I danced at the Regent Theatre, Stoke with all my dance friends; it was such a good day! For the rest on November, I tried to concentrate at school and just get my head down and do some decent work. Also, Adele’s new album, 25 was released so I was so so excited!

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Me and my dance friends

~December~

I was so so stressed at the beginning of the month because I got tickets to see Adele live! It was so stressing just to wait until you were far enough forward in the queue to get tickets. Third time lucky, we got tickets and we saw her live on the 1st April 2016. I also wrote a blog about it so if you want to read it, click here!! Also, it’s the month of Christmas which has to be my favourite time of the year! This Christmas I got spoilt rotten! For my main presents, I got a gold macbook from my dad and Adele tickets from my mum; I was so so excited and pleased. On the 30th, my uncle got married and I was so so honoured to be a bridesmaid; it was a truly amazing day!

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Me and Alice

~January~

As everyone says, new year, new start, new me! I tried that. I made new years resolutions after new years resolutions and I think I gave up by the end of the month! The new year, new me didn’t work because I was told a new life lesson that I really stick by. It is, ‘no matter what you look like, always be yourself. If someone doesn’t like it, why should you change who you are for them?’ January was such a boring month now I look back!

~February~

I was asked if I wanted to move into my step-dads house with my mum and I said yes! So we started to get a few things together and started to buy furniture. I absolutely love furniture/home shopping; it’s one of my guilty pleasures. My Adele tickets also arrived and I was very very excited and it dawned on me that I was going to be in a room with my all time favourite, most inspiring person ever and I just couldn’t wait! Also, Adele’s tour had started so I was loving looking through all the photos and watching all the videos on social media.

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My Adele tickets

~March~

It was mother’s day! I love this day because I love spoiling the best three women in my life; my mum, nan and auntie. It was even more special as I’d brought the items and done everything myself and I felt very proud of myself. I also fancied a change so my hairdresser cut my hair. It was originally down to my elbow and it is now a lob!

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~April~

And it brings us up to present day! On the 1st April, I saw Adele live and it was the most incredible, mind-blowing experience on my whole entire life! Click here to see my blog about it. I also haven’t really done that much so far this month but I’ll keep you updated on anything interesting.

 

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ADELE LIVE!!

I’m so so so sorry that this post is very very late and very very long! To be fair, I wasn’t expecting to write this much but I’ve gone into detail. Now it’s the night before I go back to school and I’m noting gonna lie, I’m nervous but a little unsure why. Why can’t I just sit at home and blog all day? That’d be the dream!

Thank you for reading and all your support. I love you all!

Beth xo

Adele Live

Hi Guys,

I’m so sorry I haven’t done a new blog for such a while; I’ve just been so so busy with school work at the moment. I started my GCSE’s last September so my work load has gone up incredibly as some of you may know.

Anyways, on Friday 1st I saw Adele live in the Genting Arena, Birmingham for the first time after being a super fan since day 1; she was truly sensational! Adele is such an entertainer and her humour is hilarious. It’s crazy because even though there was around 15,700 people in the arena, I felt like it was just me and her and she was singing all the lyrics to me! It was such an amazing night and personally, I think that she sounds even better live than she does on all her albums! It had to be my favourite night of my life and I wish I could do it all over again!

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The Genting Arena, Birmingham as soon as we found our seats.

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The Genting Arena, Birmingham just before the show started.

The songs that she sang were incredible and I couldn’t of asked for her to entertain us any better with her amazing voice, the meanings behind every song and her hilarious encores.

The set list was:

  • Hello
  • Hometown Glory
  • One and Only
  • Rumour Has It
  • Water Under The Bridge
  • I Miss You
  • Skyfall
  • Million Years Ago
  • Don’t You Remember
  • Send My Love (To Your New Lover)
  • Make You Feel My Love
  • Sweetest Devotion
  • Chasing Pavements
  • Someone Like You
  • Set Fire To The Rain
  • All I Ask
  • When We Were Young
  • Rolling In The Deep

When Adele sang Skyfall, I she waved back at me and I’m still shell shocked a few days after! I’m going to insert a few photos now that I managed to take of the show! I have to say, the staging and lighting was absolutely incredible. Words can’t actually explain how grateful I am to have managed to go and see Adele and if she does another concert again, I will definatley go through all the stressful times of trying to get tickets again!

 

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One And Only

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Don’t You Remember

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Someone Like You

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All I Ask

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When We Were Young

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When We Were Young

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When We Were Young

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My Bag After Rolling In The Deep Because There Was Confetti With Adele’s Song Lyrics On

Thank you for reading my blog post and I promise that I will try and post every Wednesday and Sunday.

Beth xo

Christmas 2015!

Hi guys,

Over the past week me and my family have been preparing for christmas; from buying the final presents to getting the food ready for the big day! We’ve all been listening to christmas songs and getting into the christmasy mood. Christmas has to be one of my favourite times of the year because all of my family gets together and we have a great time, enjoying each others company. It’s an understatement to say that I haven’t been spoilt – my family and friends have brought so many nice and thoughtful gifts for me and I’m so so thankful to have them in my life. Today’s been really fun spending time with everyone and having a laugh.

I’m really sorry I haven’t wrote anything in a while as I have been really busy with school work but I will be writing more things now that I have a new MacBook and have more time. I don’t know if anyone reads these posts but thank you to everyone who does.

Bye for now xo

Meeting Ella Eyre

Hey guys!

I thought that I’d share my amazing story about meeting Ella Eyre! It felt like a dream.

Monday 31st August 2015

On Monday 31st August, me and my best friend, Elise, travelled to Manchester to go and meet Ella Eyre at her album signing in HMV. We got to Manchester at 10am and spirts were running high; we both could wait to meet our idol. We started queuing up at 2pm and we were the 3rd group in the queue. As she wasn’t arriving until 4pm, we chilled and made some new friends, Jess and Tejal. It felt nice to know that other people like Ella as only Elise is as big as a eyrehead as I am. We were counting down the minutes until Ella arrived and I was getting even more excited to meet the woman who I had loved for the past 2 years. As she walked out, I couldn’t stop screaming; it was amazing to see her in person and not in a music video or interview. When the photographers were taking photos, everyone in the room were singing ‘Together’ and Ella’s smile was a picture💗

As I walked up to her, I latched onto her and didn’t want to let go. She wouldn’t stop calling me gorgeous and I was on the edge of tears. We had a chat, she signed my album, then my phone. After that, I gave her my phone to take selfies on and I could stop shaking throughout. I gave her another hug and we said bye. We had to walk down some stairs and I nearly fell because I was shaking so much. Then I cried. On the way home, my dad told us that we could go and meet Ella again in Birmingham.

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Tuesday 1st September 2015

We decided to take the train because it was cheaper, shorter time and easier. We got to the Birmingham Bullring Shopping Center at around 12pm and Ella wasn’t arriving until 5pm so me and Elise did a bit of shopping. I brought a Bobbi Brown Lipstick in ‘Jenna’. It’s gorgeous.

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At 2pm, we waited outside HMV so that we could be near the front. We started queuing at 3pm but we were around the 5th group. As Ella arrived at 5pm, we all started screaming…. again!! The queue time to meet Ella was a bit longer but of course, it was worth the wait. As I walked up to her, I  hugged her again and it felt so special. I brought along the photo of me and her that she took in Manchester and she recognised me straight away. She said, ‘OMG! You were here yesterday; I remember you! You’re such a dedicated fan!’ She then went to sign my album and said, ‘Is your name Beth?’ I literally freaked out of my skin; SHE RECOGNISED ME!! We then had a few more selfies and it just felt so special.

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I’m missing Ella so so much and I can’t believe that it’s all over! It only feels like 2 seconds ago when we met but it’s been over 1 month. Meeting my idol once was amazing but meeting her again is just fantastic.

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Thank you for everyone’s support!

Beth xx

All about me!

Hi all!

Today is a very big moment for me as the past couple of years, I’ve been wanting to to start a blog but as I was quite young, I wasn’t too sure about what I wanted to write about or if it was the right thing for me to do. Recently, I’ve decided that I’d love to share my feelings and opinions of different topics to the online world and I can’t wait. Concidering this is my first post, I though that I’d write a bit about me so that you all can get to know me.

I was born on the 6th of November 2001 at 6:29pm and according to my mum, I was born like a little ‘foreign’ baby because I had really dark brown hair and I was really tanned but I think this was because my dad is Maltese. I’ve grown up in Cheadle, Stafforshire and lived in the same house all of my life. I went to St Giles primary school where my mum, auntie and grandad all attended and I then went on to the best performing high school in Staffordshire, Painsley Catholic Academy but when I’m not at school, I have the best group of friends ever and we all hang around and have a good time. I have a passion for performing arts and anything that allows you to be creative. I’ve been dancing for the Gill Harvey School of Dance since I was 2 years old and it has given me so many opportunities including dancing in the west end twice, dancing at the Rep in Stoke, endless performances at different events and on the 7th of November, I’m dancing at the Regent Theatre in Stoke.

It’s safe to say I’ve always loved to dance

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Gill Harvey School of Dance Show 2010

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Gill Harvey Dance Show 2014

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Her Majesty’s Theatre, London 2014

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My Favourite

TV Show- Pretty Little Liars

Song (at the moment)- Ella Eyre: Feline Album, Naughty Boy ft. Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin: Runnin’ (Lose it all), Demi Lovato: Confident Album, Rita Ora ft. Chris Brown: Body on me.

Artist- Adele, Ella Eyre, Rita Ora, Ella Henderson, Beyoncé, Demi Lovato, Little Mix and Ed Sheeran.

 

Film: The Intern, Annie (both versions), Mamma Mia!

Time of year- Autumn and Spring.

Subject- Textiles and Spanish.

Quote- ‘Don’t let anyone ever dull your sparkle’ and ‘Be crazy, be weird and don’t be afraid of what anyone else thinks.’

Favourite Shoes- Nike Air Max and Adidas Superstars.

High Street Brand- Topshop and Asos.

Higher brand- Michael Kors and Christian Louboutin.

Makeup brand- Mac and Bobbi Brown.

Country- United Arab Emirates and Italy.

I’ll be trying to do at least 2 blog posts a week and then I’ll probably also blog different events. If you are reading this then thank you so much!

Beth xx

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