Impromptu – My Musical History.

As I sit here watching a collection of Busted music videos, I’m transported back to my childhood, when the tone of my music tastes were set, and haven’t really changed since. I was a huge Busted fan; I even went to their concerts a couple of times. But that wasn’t all.
On my dad’s part, I was educated in mullet rock, and powerful ballads. He used to play me Madness and AC/DC as lullabies, or Sting and the Stones while I played. John Farnham’s ‘The Voice’ remains, to this day, one of my favourite songs.
On my mother’s side, I was introduced to pop music. Mother had always been a massive fan of ABBA, Take That and the like, and that, too, was a predominant contributor to the soundtrack of my early life.
One fond memory is my mother’s decision to ‘protect’ the four year old me, enamoured with Robbie Williams, from the horrors of the ‘Rock DJ’ music video. This is because the original had a clip of Robbie stripping his clothes, and then his skin, from his body and dancing. I remember on the VCR having two different versions – the one I was allowed to watch and the one I wasn’t,  which still had the carnage on it. Mum had actually timed the exact moment of impropriety and cut it out of the first video just for me. That’s dedication.
Although this lot isn’t the only music I listened to when I was young (I also was a fan of Billy Joel,  GreenDay, Westlife and S club 7, don’t judge!), it all had sentimental value.
So tell me; do you have strong nostalgic connections to music?  Any particular memories spring up? Drop me a line – I’d love to know.



30 Day Challenge – Day 6

My Views on Mainstream Music

I’d love to say something original here, and stun you all with my individuality. Unfortunately the truth is, I don’t really listen to mainstream music, but it isn’t for any particular reason.

Don’t get me wrong; if I hear a song on the radio that I like, or I see a music video and it intrigues me, I’ll listen to the song. For example, I accidentally stumbled across P!nk’s Just Give Me A Reason, featuring one of my favourite artists, Nate Ruess. Check it out in the hyperlink. Apart from accidental discoveries, I don’t really follow popular music, and I certainly could never tell you what’s in the charts.

I can tell you, however, that Oasis’ Wonderwall was a chart topper in 13 charts when it was released in 1995. My iPod is full of 90s pop, musical soundtracks, power ballads and classical music. Somehow, ACDC and Stravinsky meld seamlessly together.

I suppose that’s one reason why I like Supernatural so much (aside from the obvious… Jenson Ackles – Nom!); the soundtrack is pretty much my entire music library.

I’m not sure I fully understand the whole… ‘mainstream’ thing. Is it just popular music, or does it stretch to well-loved songs from across the ages? I reckon I’ll leave that debate to others. I’m happy knowing that Bon Jovi rules my heart, and Zepplin, my head.

Your thoughts?


I’m not MIA, jusy AFK!

I promise you all that I haven’t gone missing. My internet is down and I haven’t got the cellular data capabilities to upload big posts, meaning when I get back up and running there will be 2+ days at once. I know what I want to say, I just have to find the wifi to say it.


February Photo a Day Challenge Day 4


A stranger. Okay, so there’s more than one of them, and I know them, but meet Lori and Harry; two of the strangest individuals I’ve ever met. They stole my phone. So tired from the class, speak to you tomorrow! CORYNN OUT

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 4

Things I Want to Say to an Ex

Just a quickie, I’m at a fashion illustration class!

Dan and I were in a relationship for two and a half months, and I had a few things I should have said.

Dan. I told you I loved you and to an extent, I meant it. But now, I know I was more in love with the idea of you. And although we broke up mutually,  I wanted you to know that I did love you, just not the way you wanted me to.

Also, getting with my so-called best friend the day after we broke up was not good. We may have been over, but it didn’t mean I was impervious to that stab. But I’ll have words with her,  too.

One last thing. Your bum. Beautiful.

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 4

Bullet Your Whole Day

This is a very long one, but it asks for the whole day, so I had to. As stated below, I travel out to Southend every day for school. Fun, I know.

  • 5.30am – wake up – 15 mins reading, 15 mins workout
  • 6.00am – shower, get dressed, hair and makeup
  • 6.30am – grab breakfast (banana/alpen), pack bag
  • 6.45am – grab thermos of tea, catch bus from outside house
  • 7.10am – board train, ogle attractive blond man sat across
  • 7.20am – disembark at Wickford, buy large Hot Chocolate with whipped cream, and cosmo
  • 7.30am – board southend-bound train, wonder if hot theatre guy is actually gay or just really good at dancing. Read.
  • 8.00am – arrive at Southend. Get bus to Westcliff. Stand like sardine, mourn lack of eyecandy.
  • 8.15am – arrive at best friend’s house. Wake, cajole, encourage her. Tea.
  • 8.30am – arrive at school. Register, check emails, make tea.
  • 9.00am-3.30pm – various lessons/free periods, spare time spent online shopping/watching T.V/talking to Maddie
  • 3.30pm – Option 1) Go to Chicago rehearsals, help direct, choreogaph, be awesome stage manager
    Option 2) Meet best friend, go back to her house. Tea. Homework. Watch T.V. Play Scrabble
  • 5.00pm – head back to Southend. Pop into Starbucks. Get Hot Chocolate
  • 5.30pm – train home, read, write
  • 6.30pm – arrive home, make dinner, tea
  • 7.30pm – check all blogs, chill, homework
  • 11.30pm – sleep

I hope you enjoy the insight into my overly hectic life!

30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 3

A Book I Love

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean M AuelThe Clan of the Cave Bear

  • Historical fiction
  • Prehistoric period
  • Romance
  • 6 book series – Children of Earth Series
  • Story of a young Cro-Magnon girl in a Neanderthal world, her struggle to find her own people and acceptance within herself.

The reason why I love this book (and the entire series) is because of the depth of the plot. Not only is the fiction itself well-written and thoroughly captivating, but the attention to historical detail is astounding. When I first read the Clan books I was enthralled by Ayla’s story, and her journey to find herself and a home. It was my grandmother who gave me my first copy lending extra sentimental value to the series, and I’ve treasured the tales ever since.

You can buy it on Amazon by clicking on the cover or here.

Find out more about Jean M Auel here.

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Have you read the Children of Earth Series? What did you think? What book do you love? I’d love to hear your thoughts.