Thailand + Singapore!

Hi everyone, sorry I haven’t been posting! It’s been a busy couple of weeks. Since my last post, my family and I went to Thailand and Singapore for a week. I’ve been there before, around four years ago, but I didn’t remember much so it was pretty much a brand new experience. I loved it, as we escaped the cold Australian winter into very hot weather! I really love traveling as it gives you a real feel of how other people live! So, here are some photos I took that I personally really like! Make sure to tell me in the comments if you want a real detailed sort-of itinerary and me describing what we did and where we went, or if you want packing/travel/thailand and Singapore tips and tricks, as I’d be happy to! Are you going any time soon, or have you just been anywhere? Even if it was a trip to the supermarket, let me know in the comments, I’d love to read them!!

Thanks for reading,

freckledfacegirlblog x ❤


Stuff I’ve loved in June

Hey guys, first of all thanks so much for following and commenting. I received a couple more comments than usual so thankyou!
As June is justtttt about finished, I have plenty of cool things I’ve been wearing/using/listening/making/eating. If you guys enjoy this, like this post or leave a comment and I might turn this into a monthly, reoccurring post!
1. Honeywater EP
Honeywater is 2 person band, made up of Amandla Stenberg, the actor and singer well known for being ‘Rue’ in the Hunger Games, and her best friend Zander Hawley. Honeywater’s EP is actually amazing and probably some of the best songs I’ve ever listened to. I would 100% recommend if you are into folky music, or have trouble concentrating while doing homework. Really helps me haha 🙂
If you listened and like it, I would suggest their older album ‘Wonder’ which is equally as fabulous!

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2. The 100 (Netflix Show)
My mum and brother started watching this and as I’m not a fan of even slightly creepy things, didn’t watch the first two episodes. Rookie mistake, because they made me watch the next episode and I’m obsessed and I’m only seven episodes in!This tv series is set in a post-apocalyptic science fiction, where a nuclear apocalypse killed all life on earth. The only survivors are on the space stations in Earths orbit. But the ‘Ark’s (the collective name of the space stations) systems are failing, so they send down 100 criminal minors to test whether the radiation is still on Earth. As the 100 find out about Earth, they discover they are not alone. Don’t worry, I won’t spoil it! Even though I’m really not into sci-fi, this is amazing!

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3. Making iced tea
In Australia, where I live, it’s just turned into winter, so making iced tea is kinda crazy, but hey, I think that it’s summer somewhere in the world so……
Anyway, lately I’ve been making quite a lot of tea, in this big jug. It’s amazing, because I make it and it last for over a week, and a small glass of it is so refreshing! I’ve been using this loose leaf ‘Apple-Tree Tea’ and that’s all you need. Boil some water, measure out a cup of loose leaf and put in the infuser, put the water in and fridge! In a small matter of hours you have chilled refreshing iced tea 🙂

4. Jessica Kobeissi’s ‘4 Photographers shoot the same model’
I stumbled across this YouTube channel, and fell in love with this short ‘series’ on her channel. Jessica Kobeissi. Her cool as photographer friends. Pretty models. What more could you want. Each photographer gets to choose the movie deals outfit and location, and everybody has to take a picture. It’s really awesome how they interpret each location and outfit diffferently. Here, check it out > here

Thanks for reading! Let me know if I should make this a monthly thing!
❤ freckledfacegirlblog

New Blog Name… and my Bucket List!

Okay, okay, it was inevitable. I knew that I would turn this into an everything word-vomit blog. So, welcome to the new blog! I was thinking recently that I should keep track of all the places and things I want to do before I die, so I can actually try to achieve them. So, after much brainstorming, here is my bucket list. Let me know in the comments what is one thing on your bucket list! I might have to add some good ones…

Bucket List 2017

  • Swim/snorkel in the Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia
  • Adopt a turtle
  • Go on a road trip with important friends
  • See cherry blossoms in Japan
  • Travel to Japan
  • Fly first class
  • Go to the Van Gogh Museum
  • Go to a music festival
  • Float in the dead sea (search it up, its the coolest thing ever)
  • Wear a sumo suit
  • Go stand up paddle-boarding
  • Learn to make dumplings
  • Go grape-stomping (yet again, google it)
  • Write/make a video diary to my future self
  • Ride a tandem bike
  • Drive a golf buggy
  • own a camera-take photography lessons
  • Make a mosaic window
  • Open a bubble tea franchise
  • Make a lei with real flowers
  • Swim with pigs in the Bahamas (google again, this makes me laugh every time I watch a video about it)
  • Swim in ‘Jellyfish Lake’ (google again)
  • Make a wall mural

Thanks for reading!

freckledfacegirlblog x

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Hello! I’ve decided to post my review I did for English, but I’ve cut out all the boring analysis bit.

‘Eleanor and Park’ by Rainbow Rowell. I find myself always coming back to this book whenever I want something to read, or if I want to think about this book again. ‘Eleanor and Park’ isn’t your typical young adult fiction romance, girl meets boy, happily ever after. In this 80’s romance, is the story of two outcasts brought together by a bus seat.

At the start of the book, we are taken to the quiet town of Omaha, Nebraska, in 1986. Despite Park living his entire life here, he’s never felt like he’s fit in. He’s an outsider, because his mum is Korean, so he doesn’t look like all the other kids. Eleanor has never lived in ‘the flats’ and is ‘stereotypically weird’. When Eleanor gets on the bus on her first day at the local high school, all the kids eyes fix on her bright curly hair, and her men’s clothes. She doesn’t have a place to sit until Park grumpily moves across so she can share his. From, there, they build a friendship, reading comics and sharing music. A secret, forbidden love blossoms as they deal with big problems of their own in their small town.

In ‘Eleanor and Park’, I really like how Rowell doesn’t sugar coat life in Omaha, or the plot and how it isn’t a happily ever after ending. This novel is very Romeo and Juliet-esque, and Eleanor and Park were destined to be apart. I really liked enjoyed how everyone in this town all had their own problems and were wrapped up in their own lives and predicaments. The way Rowell changed perspectives from Park to Eleanor and back again was very interesting , as you got to find out more about the different sides of an event and the true emotions they were feeling.

‘Eleanor and Park’ would appeal to anyone who’s looking for an alternative read to what they usually are interested in. Because of the language used in this novel, I would suggest ages 13-14+. I would give this book a 4.987 because the cliff hanger ending left me feeling empty. Still waiting for a sequel!

Thanks for reading!
teaandtitles x