New girl on the blog

16:20 Leila Gunn 3 Comments

Hi, I'm Leila.

I'm new to this whole blogging business, so I apologise for the current layout of my blog - I'll watch some YouTube videos to remedy this ASAP.

Anyway, I thought I'd create a blog to document my thoughts, travels and general questions about the world. I realise that the first post is pretty important in establishing a tone for the rest of a blog, so I thought I'd use this post to tell you a little bit about myself and my reasons for blogging.

1. I'm currently 17 years old and a student studying for my A-levels.

2. I'm the eldest sibling - I have two younger brothers. I know.

Here is a photo of my brother shoving cake in my face on a recent holiday :)
Here is a photo of my brother shoving cake in my face on a recent holiday :)

3. I thought I'd call my blog 'shooting from a click' as a play on the idiom 'shooting from the hip,' as I intend to write with honesty (I'd say I'm quite opinionated...) It also just so happens that my surname is 'Gunn'... see what I did there?

4. I've been lucky enough to travel quite a lot in my 17 years, to places such as Iceland and Vietnam, so I thought a blog would be a good way of documenting any future voyages.


Mekong Delta - Vietnam
Mekong Delta - Vietnam
 

Iceland
Iceland
5. My dream is to become a journalist. I am part of various news clubs in school, so I see blogging as the perfect medium to publish my articles all in one place.

6. I'm an animal lover. I have a dog called Buster and a cat called Seraphina ('Sebbles' for short - I named her after the 'Barbie: Princess and the Pauper' film when I was 7. I also go horse-riding weekly on a Chestnut Thoroughbred mare called Flaire.

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7. I work in a sea-side cafĂ©/ice-cream parlour in England. We eat a lot of ice-cream.

8. I love photography. I am currently saving up for a new camera so I can take better, higher-quality photos - I understand from reading other blogs that photographs are very useful in accompanying blog posts. You know what they say, 'a picture is worth a thousand words'.

9. And that's another thing I'll be using this blog for, quotes. There's nothing I like more than a relatable quote, but they're not all soppy and 'moody teenager-esque,' I promise.

10. My nickname is 'Lils.' I'm not quite sure why, but it might have something to do with being shorter than the majority of my friends.

11. I can unicycle thanks to my German/Polish/English best friend who kindly brought me back a unicycle from Germany a few years ago.

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12. I don't have a list of my 'Top 10 favourite films' because I don't really watch them - I find it surprisingly difficult to find the hours to sit down and watch films. However, I do love watching TV, especially documentaries such as those by Stacey Dooley (AKA my journalist idol) and I am addicted to watching 'Made in Chelsea' - it's my guilty pleasure!

13. I hate, hate, HATE chewing-gum. I cannot stand speaking to or even sitting next to someone whilst they loudly chomp on a piece of hour-old gum with their mouth open. Eurghhh. Whatever happened to manners?

I think I'll stop there before I bore you with any more of my pet peeves, but I hope I've given you a small insight into my general character/being. I've set myself a goal to write at least a couple of posts a week, so I hope you'll return to read the next!

Till then,

Leila

3 comments:

  1. A very enjoyable read Miss Gunn. I look forward to your future posts.

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  2. Love your blog and so nice to know you're not far from me! Do you have bloglovin'? I'd love to follow! xx
    www.emilyjanewebb.co.uk

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  3. Hi Leila, Alex Masterson who works with you at Waitrose also likes animals, ice cream, photography and hates chewing gum (he opts for the classic polo when he requires a freshen up)

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