I thought I would write this blog post about things I love. I’ve always loved history, (not as keen on modern history though).
I started to like history at the age of around 6. We were doing the Egyptians at the time and I found it fascinating: the language of hieroglyphs, the way their society functioned and the characters of the many pharaohs. My grandma also sparked my interest through stories of bombings during ww2.
History allowed me to learn about previous societies and people in some tough times in my life. My favourite historical periods are the ancient Greeks and Egyptians (since I was a child but it has also been reinstated by classics), the Victorians ( their society isn’t too long ago yet is so similar in some ways and in others so unrecognisable). Also the wars of the roses and the Tudors ( thanks to the white queen) and recently the Georgians as I have been studying it as part of my a level history course. I find the legal aspects of the Bill of rights very interesting especially how the monarch could no longer use their dispensing powers without the permission of parliament.
I have loved murder mysteries for many years now; both the books, films and tv shows. This stemmed from a love of Scooby Doo as a child! I have always been interested in analysing facts and arguments to come to the most logical conclusion and so murder mysteries are perfect for this odd habit!
It is very pleasing how all the pieces of the case gradually fit together to reveal the culprits.
Another, more recent interest is model United Nations. I am in no way a very confident public speaker as I can have quite bad anxiety in front of crowds but it is gradually improving. I have found that participating in model United Nations has helped my confidence tremendously! It is not as scary as debating as you do not have to go on a stage and only have to speak if you want to and feel comfortable doing so! There is a variety of committees at each conference so you can choose an issue to research which you are interested in such as health or human rights council. You also have to represent another countries views in Mun (not your own) and so it is a very challenging experience which helps you to understand different countries!
Along the route of different cultures, I also enjoy travelling! I love exploring and learning about different cultures, eating new foods, meeting different types of people and exploring new locations. I truly think that ‘travel broadens the mind’ to be slightly cliché!
I also love reading, I read mostly historical and murder mystery books which will not come as a surprise if you have read the first part of this post! One of my favourite historical books is ‘the white queen by Philippa Gregory’ which is a brilliant set of books about Elizabeth Woodville and other prominent women close to the crown during the wars of the roses.
Another historical book is ‘Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith’ which is discovered by rummaging through books in the Works funnily enough. It is part of a set of three books about Leo Demidov who was previously a secret service agent in Soviet Russia. They are fascinating books about life in Russia at the time.
Lastly, I love any books by Agatha Christie or Arthur Conan Doyle as they truly are in a category of their own. They are two writers who write such complex and interesting books with a wide variety of characters.
Finally! I love vintage shopping with friends and family. Vintage shopping allows you to find one of a kind pieces at usually very reasonable prices. They can provide a needed spruce to any wardrobe!
Vintage shopping in Leeds recently<3
Oh and I am going to be putting up two blog posts a week for the month of August, so everyone can get to know me and my future blog a bit better. I’m sorry for such a long blog post but I get very passionate about things that I love ✨
Sending positive vibes your way,