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I like to write, read, take photos, draw, watch TV, go on adventures, travel, lie in bed all day, eat new things, laugh with my friends, love my boyfriend, visit my family, play on my PS4, drive, make cocktails, buy things, get excited over little things and get tattoos.

January Updates

It’s been two years since I started this website, about a year since I started posting more regularly… and it’s been about 4 months since I launched everything else – Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

I’ve got a lot of interests, and they can vary from month to month, but what I’ve always wanted to do was launch myself as an online brand and a content creator. I’ve made the first few steps toward that goal and I’m very grateful for the followers and likes that I’ve got so far.

Seeing the likes, subscribers and the views really makes it all worth it. Even if I’m not reaching a massive amount of people at this point it helps me and it gives me the motivation to keep going. However, I found that it is very difficult to get started, to gain peoples interest and to keep them interested. It’s a slow process, but it’s one I’m committed to and it helps that I’m enjoying it.

It’s fun for me, to be able to do the things I love and share them with people, it’s one of the perks of living in an online world like we do. I’m hopeful that one day I’ll have a bigger reach, that I’ll be able to share my work with more people.

If you have any suggestions, or if you’d like to collaborate. Feel free to reach out to me on my Contact Page.

Until next time… thank you for reading, thank you for liking, thank you for following and thank you for supporting me.

Frozen 2 – Review

There were songs that gave me goosebumps and moments that made me laugh out loud

★★★★★

There is no denying that I’m late to the party, but today I finally made time to see Frozen 2. It’s not like I haven’t tried – I tried to go over the weekend, but the only seats available in the screen were two that were apart, and I’m not about that.

So, today I went as a nice Monday afternoon treat – got to make use of my cinema card and I’ve been craving cinema popcorn for weeks now.

Prior to going to see the movie, I’d already listened to one of the songs, and I liked it a lot and that’s a good sign if nothing else. Soundtracks can really make or break movies, live action and animation.

I really enjoyed the first Frozen, the story and the soundtrack were just what Disney needed, along with a story line that wasn’t just boy meets girl. It was an empowerment message and a message of sisterhood. What’s not to love. Going into the second one I already had high hopes and let me tell you now, I was not disappointed.

From start to finish I was immersed in the perfect animated fantasy land. There were songs that gave me goosebumps and moments that made me laugh out loud and I almost shed a tear at one point… not that that matters because I cry at everything. The animation was flawless and the story was enticing, I loved every moment of it.

In my opinion it’s miles above the first instalment, everything about it is better, it’s everything I hope for in a sequel and it left me wanting more. While the story has been rounded off nicely, I’m always going to be hoping for another one.

Now please excuse me while I listen to the soundtrack over and over again.

You – Season two

When he ended up mincing the guy who cut off his finger, I thoughtthere he is, that’s the Joe we know and love’.

May contain spoilers

★★★★★

It’s surprisingly been less than a year since I wrote my review on the first Season of ‘You’. I remember the feeling I had when I finished the last episode, the moment that Candice walking into the book shop and the final words of the series echoed in my ears… “oh hello you.”

This season was different than I expected, but I wasn’t surprised with the direction it started in, having watched the trailer within hours of it being released. All I had to do was wait until Boxing Day, a day that felt like another decade away.

The series started off different, not only were we in a different city it actually felt like Joe was in a different state of mind… not completely there but different. He tried… but the first sighting of the new glass cage was a warning that it was all down hill from there. Don’t get me wrong he started off pretty tame, he did let the real Will go, and he ended up living a happy life in Manila with his girlfriend, and was even promoted to Joe’s agony aunt of murdery problems.

Then when he ended up mincing the guy who cut off his finger, I thought ‘there he is, that’s the Joe we know and love’. (There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say.)

A few episodes, murders and invisibility baseball hat wearing scenes later it started getting into the really crazy story lines, I even caught myself holding my breath on more than one occasion, and just like season one I remember hoping and wishing for Joe to get away with everything… does that make me a bad person?

Then disaster struck.

Candice had wormed her way back onto the scene, and she locked Joe in the cage with an already dead Delilah… and then texted Love to expose Joe for the killer that he was. How was he going to get out of it this time? I hoped and I preyed, but there she was, his one true wolf. Standing there with shock on her face, seeing Joe for who he really was. Then plot twist, Love stabs Candice in the neck. What. The. What.

We were already there, quicker than I would have hoped… the last episode. It was tense throughout, every time things started to settle down there’d be more gas added to the flames. I held my breath more than once and I went from glad to devastated real quick. The hurt was real, so very real when Forty was killed. He was the one that I wanted to survive and I was almost done with it all… but I powered through.

The end scene started the way I thought, everything was working out, the Quinn family had worked their magic and made everything go away. But it wasn’t over… of course it was over. How could he resist.

Again, what left me wanting more at the end of Season One had pulled the same move at the end of Season Two. Those three words, I heard those three words again.

“Oh hello, you.”

New Years Eve Photo

Happy New Year!

So here we are in 2020, as close to 2050 as we are to 1990. I’m not a fan of that fact, because I’m pretty sure the 90’s were only a decade ago. Time certainly works in mysterious ways.

I’m not here today to go deep into anything, I just wanted to share with you all a photo I took on New Years Eve that I’m really proud of. It was taken on my phone, and the light blur from my camera has give it a mystic effect that I really like.

If you want to see more head over to my Instagram pages for more content. @Reedtography and @tracyreeduk

Closing Thoughts

Yet again we’re sitting at the end of Christmas Day, a day in my opinion that always goes by far too quick, quicker than days at the office, quicker than the run up to the big day.

I’ve spent the day exactly how I always like to. Surrounded by family, eating delicious food that always seems to taste better on this day. My brother and I started drinking at noon, and I’ve watched all of the Harry Potter movies in two days – thank you NowTV.

I’m forever grateful to my family for the day and everything we do for each other, the smiles and pile of wrapping paper in the living room that is a tradition that hasn’t changed even now when I’m closer to 30 than 20.

One final thought before I close this short but sweet post. I just want to take some moments to remember the members of my family who aren’t with us today, the members who, when we lost them our traditions changed. Those who we will never forget as long as their memories live on in our minds and in our stories. You are missed, you are loved and you are remembered.

To all of you, Merry Christmas to you and your families, wherever you are in the world, however you celebrate.

All the best.