Not A Typical Teenager: September 2015

Sunday, 27 September 2015

15 Awesome Presents for Christmas!

Christmas is still a while off yet, but I know that pretty soon, parents all over the place will be nagging their children for a list of what it is they would like for Christmas. I know that I find it pretty difficult to decide what I want for Christmas because I can't think what it is that I want on the spot, and my mother ends up trying to find things that I want.

So I have decided this year, I am going to fashion a list of things that could be given as gifts. Things you can give to other people or put on your own list. I'll leave links next to the items as I believe that many people won't know what certain things are. All links will take you to amazon. Also, there will be a mix of presents for both genders. Here we go:

1)  Doodle duvet - I had one of these last Christmas and they are fantastic. As a GCSE student, I used it for both doodling on, and for revision purposes

2) Doodle Pillowcase - To go with your doodle duvet ;-)

3) A Ukulele - Any instrument will suffice. Something that could become a hobby. Cheaper ukuleles can be bought, this is the uke I bought to start with

4) Animal Crossing - If you are buying for a sibling, and they own a DS, this game is fantastic. I spent so long on it as a child and I still want the new one. Get either animal crossing wild world or new leaf.

5) Earphones - I can guarantee that if someone has one set of working earphones, they won't turn down the extra pair.

6) Music Pillow - I think this is a fantastic gift. It basically allows you to plug your phone into your pillow using a USB cable and listen to music through the pillow. |It's a really cool gift.

7) A Doodle Alarm Clock - Most teens nowadays use their phone as an alarm clock, but an alarm clock would be used if bought, and this one is just a bit more special.

8) Tech Touch Gloves - Gloves that have special fingertips which allow you to use you phone with the gloves still on.

9) Nail art pens - Basically nail polishes with thin brushes so that you can do your own nail art.

10) A Shower Speaker - Because who doesn't love a bit of music in the shower. I haven't got one of these myself so I don't know how good quality they are, but the concept sounds good.

11) A Smart Phone Projector - Again, I don't own one, but the idea is fantastic.

12) A Bubble Wrap Costume - Okay, so maybe they'll role around in it once and that's all, but it'll be so much fun!

13) A Ripstik - It's like a skateboard, but it has 2 wheels. It's a lot of fun to ride, and will get you out of the house, because it does take a while to learn, I have a classic style one that I love. Definitely recommend that you buy one made buy razor as the quality is fantastic. (possibly a different colour to the one linked).

14) Cards Against Humanity - **WARNING - SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND THIS GAME EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE** I have played this game a few times and it can be a hilarious game, To the point where people are crying with laughter. not to everyone's taste.

15) Monopoly - I someone does not own monopoly, or have it in their household, then get it, because it's a game that everyone needs to win and lose at least once in their life.

So, this may not have been a long list but they are some ideas from a teenager as to what you can buy for a teenager for Christmas or a birthday. Have you got any of the items in the list? Do you have anything to add to the list. If so, let me know in the comments.

Stay Un-Typical

Ashleigh xxx

Sunday, 20 September 2015


When we are young, we wish upon everything we possibly can. We throw pennies down wishing wells with our eyes squeezed tightly shut. We wish upon eyelashes that fall from our eyelids. We will even say that passing planes are shooting stars so that we can make just one more wish.

So what stops us from wishing as we grow older? Why do we stop believing that our wishes cannot be granted? I don't think it's that we stop wishing completely, I think it's just after having made so many wishes and not having them come true, we lose faith.

I think that making wishes upon these things is a good thing. I find that it helps me realise what I really want. What is out of my hands and what I have the power to change.

So keep making wishes on everything hat you've ever wished on. They may not grant your wishes, but perhaps they will help you realise that you don't need a star to make a wish; you just have to try yourself.

Stay Un-typical

Ashleigh xxx

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

"Too much on your plate"

Tomorrow I start a new school to undertake 4 A Levels: Maths; further maths; physics and computing.

Next Monday, I also begin an AAT course that I will attend every Monday evening.

I am a member of my local youth cabinet and forum. I participate in a research group, am undertaking my dofe, along with attending piano lessons, violin lessons and orchestra.

I am looking for a part time job as well.

I understand that this is a lot to undertake, and I know that it will be a massive task. I am already pretty anxious about this year, but I have been told by way too many people that I need to chill and that I should do less.

Most of these people have their own children, and some have done the same subjects as me, others different. But I know how much I can handle, and I now that this is a massive task. So stop reminding me, and have some faith in me. I struggle enough by myself, I don't need you reminding me how badly this could go.

Stay Un-typical

Ashleigh xxx