Ah, Britain; the tea-drinking, Queen-loving, top-hat-wearing, la-di-da snobby country that everyone's heard of. The very country that specialises in football, 'I heart Queen Elizabeth' t-shirts, and of course, tea bags.
Growing up, I had to learn to be singled out in certain things and be alright with it. Say, sports, for example. That was something I never knew I'd be awful at, but had to learn to accept that being picked last for the team would eventually become the norm someday. And, by accepting that, it could eventually be something I'd shrug off and laugh about in later years.
Lauren Snook, the braid artist from Bristol, has been making quite a footprint on the creative world these days. Unlike a lot of artists that dabble with a braid or two, our girl Snook has managed to snatch the attention of every eye in the market, with her unique styles and products. And, to be honest, there's a whole lot more to By Snook than we seemed to realise.
So, Fortnite did something most of us never thought possible yesterday. That's right, they actually pulled the plug on the game, and left 250,000,000 players stranded and isolated, with only a scalp to scratch and a bucket to cry into for grievance sake. Well, I mean, I didn't need the bucket. In fact, I bloody hate Fortnite. So, I just sort of laughed when I heard the news.
Pass by Over Farm in Gloucester, UK on a regular day, and you might just come across a few farmyard animals and a couple of pick-your-own patches. Oh, and the finest handmade pasties in the world, of course.
Since I was young, I wanted to make something of myself. I had it engraved in my mind that by following a simple rule each and every day, something positive would eventually find its way to me one way or another. And, you know, that was something I stuck with for a decade or so, right up until my 18th birthday. That's sort of when it lopsided and derailed a bit. But I can only blame alcohol and persuasive friends for that, to be honest. They're probably the reason I lost the ambition to better myself through hard work, and instead replaced a quill with a shot of Sambuca in order to fill my productivity gauge. That, as well as a series of bad choices and a very rocky sense of naivety.