Christmas card delivery mornings where the sun is shining and the sky is clear blue yet there's that edge to the wind; cold, crisp. Those are my favourite mornings. There is nothing better than wrapping up in a coat, scarf and hat and enjoying the tranquility that mornings like these have to offer.

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Lawson (Gig Review)

Okay so I may have a bit of a band theme going on here, and I do admit to liking the odd band, or two, or three, but just stick with me on this one, it will be the last band post I swear! (I'm too poor for any more tickets or music)

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Sounds Good Feels Good (Album Review)

5 Seconds of Summer's new album, Sounds Good Feels Good, has made waves through the music industry since its release last Friday, why? Because, they seem to have managed to escape the hold of the 'boyband' stereotype, well done lads! This new album is much darker than their debut, self-titled album which was released last June, they've kept a lot of the upbeat, feel good tunes but the lyrics address a range of much darker topics; heartache, mental health and poverty. There are obvious influences from Good Charlotte's Joel and Benji Madden as well as Deryck Whibley from Sum 41 as the album takes a more pop-punk direction rather than the poppy, feel good nature of their previous tracks.
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On The Road Again (Gig Review)

Yes, for the second time in the space of a week (three days to be exact) I saw One Direction., but what can you do? I mean it was totally necessary and absolutely not obsessive or over the top, right? 

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Apple Music Festival (Gig Review)

 For someone who has never won anything (other than a drawing competition about a decade ago), winning Apple Music Festival tickets was a pretty big, very large, massive, whopping deal. Taking place at the Roundhouse in Camden, London, it was the smallest venue that One Direction had played at since their first tour, starting way back in 2011. Since then, it's fair to say that their fame has rocketed through the roof and the opportunity to see them play to much an intimate audience was one not to be missed!

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This trip to Budapest would never have happened if it wasn't for a local boy, George Barnett, more commonly known now as George Ezra. Following his single, Budapest, which charted at number 3 in the UK official singles chart, we decided we should probably visit the city that the song was based around.

Margaret Island: this little island is located in the center of the river Danube. It is easily accessed by bridge and is free to enter. The first thing you notice as you arrive on the island is the musical fountain and, rather fittingly, as we sat down on its edge the song that inspired us to visit the city began to play.

We took a bike ride around the island for half an hour which proved to be a lot harder than it looked! U-turns, dead ends and the prospect of cycling on the other side of the road was rather difficult but it was a great way to get around.

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