Let's Have A Little Catch Up

Hello you lovely lot,

I feel like this is a long overdue post. We haven't sat down and had a good old catch up for a long time have we? I don't know how many of you are fans of posts where I ramble on about my life and all that jazz, but I've always loved reading posts where I can have a little nosey into the lives of other bloggers, so I thought I'd join the party.

Let's start with the worst... school. I'm currently in year 11 so my school life is mayhem. There just aren't enough hours in the day to fit in all the revision and homework we're expected to do. I'm studying English Language, English Literature, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, German, History and RE, and I have to admit, I am enjoying these subjects a large part more than I thought I would be. I have set my sights high, as I'm aiming to achieve A's in as many of my subjects as possible, although this may be a bit of a challenge in the cases of german and what not. But I'm determined I'm going to knuckle down and work as hard as I can.

I'm also in the midst of the nightmare that is preparations for sixth form. I've applied to join the sixth form and continue my studies at the school I currently attend, and I had my interview last month. It actually went surprisingly well, as I was lucky enough to be interviewed by one of my favourite teachers, which made the whole experience considerably easier. I was informed that I had been accepted by all of the subjects I'd applied to do, which obviously is fantastic news. So now I just have to wait until results day in August, when I discover if I've met the entry requirements to the sixth form. I've applied to study English Literature, History, Philosophy and Ethics, and Sociology. However, I'm currently debating switching Sociology for Maths. Continuing to study Maths after my GCSE's will be a challenge, as although I'm not necessarily bad at maths, it's just a hard A Level. However I think it's a challenge I'm willing to take as I know having it on my CV will be a huge bonus when applying for uni, when that time comes. If you're also in the midst of choosing your A Levels, what are you taking? Or, if you're already taking/ have taken your A Levels, what did you take.

The next few months are going to be tough for me, as I get very anxious when faced with all the pressure that comes along with the exams. I'm trying to focus on all the lovely things I've got planned for July and August, once they're all over, to help get me through it all.

On the 18th July it's my Prom, and if you read my little introduction post to the Prom Preperations series I've started (if you missed that post, you can have a little nosey here if you so wish), you'll know just how excited I am. I'm hopefully off dress shopping in half term, which is very very exciting, and I'll make sure I'll fill you in with all the gossip once I've been. At the end of July I'm off on a jolly holiday in Greece with my family. Greece is one of my favourite countries, and I'm so excited to have two or so weeks of sun, sea, sand and non-stop relaxing. I'm also looking forward to treating myself to a new holiday wardrobe, as a girl can never have too many bikini's can she? Hopefully if I keep my mind on all these lovely things, I may be able to cut down my anxiety a little bit.

Now let's get on to all the latest on this blog. I'm currently posting on a Monday (posts as part of my Prom Preperations series), Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (book review's as part of the My Weekly Read series). Every other Wednesday (as of the 19th) I'll going to be having a lovely blogger entertain you with a guest post! I've been in contact with a few lovely bloggers already so I'm excited to share all their magical posts with you! If you're interested in writing a guest post on my blog, drop me an email (realityleaveslotstoimagination@yahoo.co.uk) and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I've also been in talks with some bloggers interested in writing guest posts sharing their experiences of prom, which will go up as part of my Prom series. Similarily with the other guest posts, if you're interested in writing a post, sharing your experiece of prom with my readers or talking about how you're preparing if you're yet to attend your prom, drop me an email.

I've also been reading lots of lovely new blogs recently and I thought I'd start to take a bit of time each month to share one or two of my personal favourites with you all. This month, I've fallen a bit in love with Stella Etoile, a perfect blog written by the lovely Alex. It's hard to pick a favourite of her posts, but as a book worm, I've really enjoyed her 'Fab Fiction Friday' series, so I really reccomend you go check that out. I've chatted to Alex through twitter a fair bit recently, and she's a lovely lovely girl so make sure you go give her blog lots of love.

And I think that's everything! I have to admit, I do love these posts where I ramble on about anything and everything as I do suffer from a never-ending chattering mind. Let me know if you enjoy reading these sorts of posts and I'll make sure they reappear reguarly!

What have you been up to over the last few months? Let me know in the comments and we can have a little chinwag.

Lots of Love

Chloe xxx


  1. GCSE stress, that was me last year! Honestly, the calmer you stay, the better the exams go. I'm currently studying maths at sixth form and I'm not going to lie, it hard! You seem like a hard worker and keen to achieve so I think you'd be fine if you do choose to swap. Xx


    1. I officially swapped to Maths today and I'm actually really looking forward to taking it so thank you for the advice! x

  2. I'm in exactly the same position! I don't even want to think about it as there literally so much to do in a little space of time!:) and I'm going to English Literature, Media Studies, Fine Art and Photography x


    1. I know, I'm yet to work out how on earth we're going to get it all done in time! x

  3. I do love your more personal posts Chloe, nothing like reading a good ramble. Gosh you have a lot of your plate with your studies, I was putting that amount of pressure on myself too at GCSEs and I got to the point where I was so stressed I stopped revising the majority of the time, thankfully I got lucky and got the grades a wanted. Your ambition is amazing though Chloe definitely go for maths at A level if you think you're up to it Universities really do take notice of it! My advice is to try and breath and not stress too much, just think of Greece as the light at the end of the tunnel hehe x


    1. I'm glad you enjoyed this post, thank you for the lovely comment! Thank you for the advice about dealing with the stress, I'll really take it on board. I swapped to Maths today so hopefully it will go well next year! x