September 2017 (Doing/Watching/Buying/Listening)

Watching: Game of Thrones Season 7

Oh boy, oh boy. I was a month late watching Season 7. By the time I started watching it everyone had already watched it and I had to watch it ASAP or else it was going to get spoiled for me. IT. WAS. SO. WORTH. IT.  I mean it had everything, I like Game of Thrones but not as much as the average G.O.T fan who are absolute diehards but I enjoy it. However, I can safely say this season was probably my favourite season.

I can’t really say a lot about it without spoiling it but I do recommend watching it, I watched it all in about 2 days, and it was completely worth it! It’s a season full of endless plot twists, backstabbing, intense eye flirting, ice zombies, dragons, and incest (but it’s okay incest, maybe… Did I really just say that?) If you watch it, then you’ll understand… I hope.

A quick thought, is Daenerys Targaryen the ultimate woman for feminism, a strong, independent woman who don’t need no man… but still gets one because she wants them, she loves her dragons the same way humans love doggos and also the fact she wants world peace and equality while also being incredibly attractive. I don’t want to say too much but if she was on Tinder I would be Swiping right with no hesitation.

Doing: Starting My Final Year at University

So last month was all about getting ready to move to Edinburgh and this month is all about settling in at University. For the past month I’ve been discussing my dissertation plans with different lecturers and even though it’s only September, the nerves are settling in. It’s weird how this one piece of work will pretty much define your career and possibly your life. If that doesn’t make your bum twitch, nothing will.

Anyway, I have finally decided roughly on what my dissertation will be on and that is social media, branding and public relations amongst elite footballers. So obviously to complete my market research, it would be good to speak to people in these areas, so if you’re a footballer, pundit, manager, or work in a creative industry and work in branding or public relations or know anybody who is and willing to do a quick interview of sorts over the next couple of months then you can hit up my contact page here.

Listening: Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do

Now, I’m not going to lie, when I first heard this song I wasn’t really a fan. Even now, I still don’t think this is an amazing song, there just wasn’t many big tunes released this month. For Taylor Swift, this is a below par song but a below-par song for T.Swizzle is still a pretty good song. You match a pretty good song mixed with an amazing music video and you have my song of the month! For what it’s worth the pre-chorus is easily the best part of the song.

The music video definitely bumped up this song on my playlist, the little Easter Eggs scattered around and the subtle digs at anyone and everyone to just the overall quality of it is 10/10. Can we just appreciate the end scene of the video, who says Swifty doesn’t have a sense of humour?… Just wondering, is it obvious that I have a crush on her?

I do highly recommend this song and I probably recommend it more if you’re not a classic Taylor Swift fan, if you loved her earlier stuff you’ll enjoy this less but funnily enough if you like Katy Perry’s music then you’ll enjoy this more. You can say what you want about Taylor Swift the person but Taylor Swift the songwriter, musician and brand is incredible!

You can stream the song here on my new playlist Pookiepop Monthly or you can download it from Itunes for 99p here.

Buying: Tickets to see The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam

On the 22nd, I went back home to Glasgow for the weekend for multiple reasons. My little cousin’s leaving night as he’s moving to Barcelona for a year, attend the legendary Old Firm – the less said about that game the better, 3 birthday parties and obviously seeing the amazingly talented Emily Middlemas during her Scottish leg of her debut single launch tour. So I enjoyed myself catching up with friends and family but I did happen to meet my dear friend Ryan Lawrie who told me The Rolling Stones are playing in Amsterdam the following week. So, after several days of being unsure, I mean I’m in my final year at university. I should be acting responsibly, blah, blah, blah. By Monday evening my time in Glasgow was over and I was sat on a train heading back to Edinburgh and what shuffles onto my iPod? The Rolling Stones – Start Me Up. Well, this was only going to end one way by the time I got off my train I had called up my friend and together we were booking flights & a hotel in the ‘Dam and premium standing Rolling Stones tickets.

This is also the main reason why this blog post is going up later than usual, and you can keep your eyes peeled on here or my social media about my adventure in the coming weeks. All I can say is that it was the best experience of my life.

Flights to Amsterdam – £140

Hotel in Amsterdam (Weekend) – £120

Premium standing Rolling Stones ticket – £182

Creating memories with your best friend – Priceless


(You can read last month’s here.)

Jay Carrington


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