Solo Travels: Day 2 – Vega

‘Sup from København!

My day started late. Got out of bed at 10am, opened the curtains to see that it was snowing! I mean I knew it was bound to happen so wasn’t that surprised and just because it’s a different place doesn’t make me like snow any more.

Anyway I ate somewhere new today. Café Emma. They make the best hot chocolate I’m being serious. I mean if this is brunch what’s breakfast and dinner like? I have to go back.

If you’re ever in Copenhagen, I’d recommend at least going once.

Afterwards I got on a hop on hop off tour bus. My plan was to get down and explore but boy that snow was not playing around, therefore I was not playing around either.

So I stayed in the warm bus and took pictures from the window.

Oh, one thing I realised from the other day is all the mermaid things they had in the gift shop. Realised it was because of this Little Mermaid statue.

I’m not really fond of statues, I have a phobia of them, so I’m surprised I got off the bus to take a picture of this whilst the snow was trying to devour my face. Not only that but I had to run in the snow before the bus left otherwise it was another 45 minutes wait for the next one.

One thing I was excited to see was a lake freezing over. I’ve only ever seen this happen in movies so it was nice to see in real life.

After the tour I came home and started getting ready for the Ella Mai concert. Which is the actual reason I wanted to come here. I couldn’t go whilst she was in Manchester or London because it was exam, dissertation and assignment season and I was trying to pass my module haha.

Once I was ready I made my way there. Guys honestly I can’t say it enough, I chose the best location to stay!

From my place it was 11 minutes by bus and 20 minutes by foot. I walked it, only because the guy said it was 10 minutes away. He lied! Add 10 on top mate.

I got there and was amazed to see a cloakroom! They don’t have this in the M.E.N that’s for sure. For 25k (£2.95!!) you can put your stuff away.

Anyway that’s not the best bit. There were no seats! I know that doesn’t sound that great but there was none of that “I wish I got a floor ticket so I could be closer” feeling because I was closer!! I had the floor ticket!! I didn’t know that I did, but I did!!

Time for the actual show. An artist named Jvck James the opening act and oh my days. The lungs on this guy … so amazing. He had the best energy, joking about with the audience as he sang and he’s 20 years old.

I’ve added a few videos onto my Copenhagen highlight on my Instagram if you want to check that out. Better yet go and check him out he’s awesome!!

His names highlighted so you have no excuse. Anyway, anyway, as I was posting the first video of Jvck (it’s highlighted again so you better click on his name mate!) I looked around the stage only to see Vic Jamieson!! He’s a guitarist and married to artist A*M*E. Couldn’t take a great picture of him because he was right under those purple lights.

When I say this was the best night, it was the best night. It was surprise after surprise.

And then the lady we were all waiting for Ella Mai! She was AWESOME!!

And she looked beautiful.

She looked amazing under purple light.

And I don’t think I’ve ever crushed on a woman so hard.

Yup. I feel it. I’m fan girling. Man, feels like I’m 15 again but instead of Chris Brown it’s Ella freakin’ Mai !!

Her band was great. Her singers brilliant and she … she was just amazing!

She sang all the songs from her album, Ella Mai!

Ok quick top 5 Ella Mai songs, in order:

  1. Sauce
  2. Trip
  3. Boo’d up
  1. Naked
  2. Run my mouth.

Right moving on. When the beautiful Ella left the stage, I also left. I walked out the doors and saw a black man talking with a few other people.

I looked at his face and said “nah not him” then I looked at the clothing he was wearing and I was like “oh my goodness it’s him!” It was Jvck Jones!!! Just chilling with a drink and two of his mates. I walked over to him and spoke to him then turned around and realised one of his mates was friggin Vic Jamieson!!

I took a picture with them using their friends phone, because my storage with friggin full, which I semi feel like I should have asked him to send it to me right there and then but I was too worried about the cloakroom queue [ugh Farielle you annoy me sometimes].

We actually had a good chat and I really can’t stop smiling.

I haven’t stopped smiling since I got to Manchester Airport but now I’m smiling even more because it was the best night ever.

Tonight was great. And I swear when I get that picture I will put it up on here honestly. Oh my days it was such a great night.

Here I was thinking I’d just be seeing Ella Mai and possibly falling in love with new music with Jvck James (which I definitely did), only to meet the man himself and Vic Jamieson.

I’m done.

Today has been wonderful.

Copenhagen you’ve actually been the best snowy holiday to date. I love you. I love Copenhagen.

But guys imagine if I had gone to London or Manchester, I wouldn’t have gotten to see them. Flip sake! I’m so happy right now.

It’s midnight here right now so I’m going to call it a night.

I love you all for reading.

That’s all she wrote … but she could write more but she won’t bore you.

F A R I E L L E. N

Guys it was the best night of 2019 so far!! Hands down!

Solo Travels: Day 1- København (Copenhagen)

Hej.

That means hello in Danish, according to Google Translate, haha. Can you tell I’m having a good time?

So this morning was a semi lazy one. I was out of bed by about 8:30am after I forced myself back to sleep because I was so used to waking up at 5am.

Anyway!! I did some more exploring around where I am staying and then left for breakfast at a restaurant not too far from where I was staying, and boy was that a feast!

They first brought me some tea in a nice glass which was cute and then out came this platter with a lot of food on it, a basket full of fresh seeded bread and another platter with bowls that had been covered.

And this is what was hiding in those covered bowls. Salami and a fried egg. It’s so cute. I tried this dish called su börk, (a Turkish dish) basically pastry with different types of cheese inside and it was really nice! There was a lot of things and I finished pretty much everything.

Also I am totally convinced that fruit helps you eat more food because normally I would not be able to eat as much as I did especially since I wasn’t that hungry.

Anywho, after breakfast I did a mini shop and tried to get used to the money and coins they have here, I think I’m getting the hang of it.

Once I was finished there I went to do a little sightseeing. I think I picked the best place to stay because it is literally central to everything and all the external places I need to get to are very accessible.

Everywhere I went I was just surprised as to how pretty everything was. A turn the corner and there were more things to say wow to.

When I finished sightseeing I came back ‘home’ [mainly because my phone crashed and decided to jump from 75% to 1%. Good thing I brought my disposables with me].

I read a book I’ve just started to read, Everything Here is Beautiful, as part of my resolution to get back into reading. I figured I would do something whilst charging my phone before the next activity …

I went to a place in Rofshalevej called CopenHot. It’s a sauna and hot tub place by the sea which was really fun.

At first I was freaked out because it was in a dodgy looking industrial place with little lighting and I was alone but I got there and there’s jazz playing, a disco ball, the sea and two little Bon fires. It was so nice.

We were all told what we could do and that the water was recycled from the sea and it was great. There was a nice view, I mean it was dark but it was still nice just wish I came during the day or sunset.

After that I went to McDonald’s, because I really wasn’t that hungry and was too cold and tired to look for a new place to eat, I brought it home to eat in the restaurant area.

And now I’m here, all showered and ready for bed.

This was my day 1, can’t wait for tomorrow.

Until next time loves,

That’s all she wrote

F A R I E L L E. N

Solo Travels: Just Landed!

Hey there peeps!!

By the name of my title I’m sure you know what I’m going to be writing about.

I’m on holiday! I decided I had enough of the same scenery let me go elsewhere, and what better place to go but the country voted one of the happiest countries in the world!

Yup, I’m in Denmark! Copenhagen to be exact and so far I love it. As I came out of the train station in Copenhagen Central all I saw were bikes! A tonne of bikes and it was an amazing sight to see!!

If anyone knows me they know that there are few things that really spark joy in my life, bikes and pianos are in my top 5, not in that order.

I was feeling a little nervous from this morning because it was the first I was flying solo but now I’m here I feel fine. I just love seeing all these bikes!

I wanted to have the full tourist experience so much that I even bought 2 disposable cameras! Can’t wait to take pictures and print it out. Ok I only bought them to make me feel like I had a camera because I currently don’t have one lol (sometimes you have to improvise).

Currently writing this in Vapiano eating my dinner and I’ll be calling it an early night once I get in. I’ll give you more of an update when I explore a bit more tomorrow!

I’m so excited!! It’s gunna be great.

This is literally all she wrote …

F A R I E L L E N.

Day 12: Fear … less

Happy New Years you all!! ❤️🥳✨

I hope you’ve all entered the New Year with better intentions, more exciting plans and a positive attitude.

I know I have.

This has been an eventful series, might do more of these.

I enjoyed sharing and seeing what you guys thought about them.

After all that has been written in this series they were all leading to this. The real inspiration for this series.

I had enough of overthinking everything and missing out, enough of being in the same position constantly. All of the things that I spoke about were based on fears.

One most potent fear was never being enough.. for others.

I was always trying to do my best for other people, barely ever myself until this year when I had enough of that stupid mentality I have!

For 2019 I am going to fear less, and do what I want to do because I want to do it!

For 2019 I want us all to fear less and be our wonderful selves without worrying what other people are going to think about you. It’s not about them.

It’s all about you!

Go live that life of yours to the fullest!

And this concludes my 12 Days of New Years Resolutions! I honestly had so much fun writing them.

I pray for everything wonderful to come your way this year, good luck on all of your future endeavours. I love you all!!

That’s all she wrote

F A R I E L L E N.

Day 11: Best of 2018

Boy … 2018.

What a year it’s been. Truthfully? It wasn’t the best year but whilst sorrow was hovering around me happiness found its way through every now and again. These are my 2018 best bits.

1. I went all natural!! Cut my hair so I’m still in love with it. ❤️ I just need to it grow a bit longer, I have a goal.

2. I got a nose piercing! It didn’t last long because it kept getting caught on my glasses and I didn’t know how to put it back on 😔 that was kind of a sad/irritating week for me.

3. I was finally brave enough to cry coloured hair! I had blue and later purple extensions that I bought from @shopcatface and they were gawj, definitely going to look at different colours for next year.

4. I went on a summer holiday with my family to Mallorca 🇪🇸. A holiday where for the first time ever we were tourists and did not have to visit anyone whilst there. (My brother was there too but never really there when we were taking pics)

5. I started my blog … again. I did start one before a few years back but I never continued it, too afraid of the outcome I guess. But so far so good.

6. I went to my first gig!! Will always be the highlight of my November. That, the Lauryn Hill concert and …

7. I did my first interview with the woman who was my first gig experience!! Make sure you read my blog, Rejoice The Interview, for a snippet of the interview. Video coming soon.

9. Unto us a child was born. Ivy Sakeena Sangwa. It’s been over a month and I still haven’t met you. Well new year, new interactions I guess.

8. I bought my first Christmas tree 🎄!! I’ve lived in this house for 2yrs and 4 months and I finally have a tree. Here’s to more things in my house.

10. Well … 10 gave me happiness all throughout the year and kept me going. 10 is something I shall be keeping to myself. A little bit of mystery. Lol!

I’ve never done this before but I’ve assigned a song to my year but I think Hollyn’s Horizon definitely was my song of the year.

She’s a good contemporary gospel artist I recommend her for sure.

I hope you all have a great New Years, stay safe and stay tuned for the last blog of this series 😔. It’s been a good run.

Happy New Years 🥳🥳!!

Sending you all my love,

That’s all she wrote,

F A R I E L L E N.

Day 10: Something New

I really didn’t know what to write for this one but I had it on my list for this series so it honestly will be a few words of wisdom … I hope.

Throughout the years I feel like I have done the same thing over and over again. You know what I mean?

Like the situation and the people may be different but it’s the same scenarios all over again.

I feel like with all the blogs written under this series were all based on doing something new, which is what the New Years is about.

Starting afresh.

And I know a lot of people are calling bull because everyone always says ‘New Year, new me’ every year and do not change, but there are people who have changed, you just don’t know them.

So you set that resolution and you start doing something new but remember ..

New day, new you

Don’t rely on when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Day for you to create something new for you to do, or for you to become.

Everyday is a learning curve and everyday is an opportunity for us to start again and become new people.

Like I said, you don’t know if today is your last, so learn from your past (ooh, bars!)

Live everyday like it’s your last, but also live for the future. Find the balance between the two and live your life!

That is literally all she wrote

F A R I E L L E N.

Day 9: Stop. Breathe. Think

Inhale.

Exhale.

You ever stress so much that you just can’t breathe sometimes?

Like you can’t find your keys and you’re late for work, so you’re running around the house trying to find your keys in a hurry and you’re panicking to the point you get super frustrated and feel like the day is ruined and all of these thoughts are just running through your head and you can’t seem to stop them?!!

When these situations occur, the blood boiling, shorter breath, kind of situations you need to realise that this is how you’re feeling and react in a positive way.

Stop. Breathe. Think.

Something I find helps me a lot because I’m a natural stress head.

It’s not good for your health to be frustrated constantly, it’s bad for your heart, your blood pressure, all sorts!

These are the things I like to do when I’m angry, frustrated, bloods boiling and my breath is near enough to nonexistent:

Move away from the situation! That could be leaving the room to go elsewhere, if it’s someone, or something in that room, that’s making you feel that way, or leaving the library if it’s an assignment. Or even going on a bathroom or tea/coffee break if you’re at work. (If you’re allowed to do that).

That being said if it is someone who made you mad, go cool off elsewhere then come back when you’re not heated and talk about the situation. Not in a way that will make everything heated again though, because you’re just playing yourself. Just make sure the problem is 100% solved.

Don’t want to think everything is fine when you’re actually angry deep down.

Go for a walk! I love going for walks in general, it’s good exercise and the fresh air is great especially when you’re feeling negative emotions. But if you can go somewhere with great scenery. Makes you appreciate life a bit more.

For example, I live not too far from a country park, sometimes I go and walk around there, or for photography of the nature there, or feed the ducks (yes I’m that person [also don’t feed ducks bread please, you are killing them. Feed them wheat/corn/oats instead, it’s healthier for them, thanks]).

This just takes your mind off the situation that made you angry and you calm down.

Count to 10! Inhale … exhale .. 1 … repeat. That’s how you should count. Again because your concentrating on your breathing and the counting, you don’t have time to think about what you were mad about anymore.

Listen to calming music! For me it helps sometimes. I think instrumentals helps a little bit more than songs with lyrics because sometimes they can reflect how you’re feeling and just make you feel worse. Or sometimes you just want to think but can’t concentrate before of the words.

Do yoga! If you can. Don’t get angry and start doing yoga in a Costa or Starbucks, although Starbucks might love it, it’s probably best to do it in the right environment. But yoga is so calming, not gonna lie. Feel like a whole new person after yoga.

Plus you spend about 20 minutes trying to figure out how to do some next poses your body may not be used to, you’re not even angry anymore.

And lastly…

Just breathe. I have a few meditation apps (exploring which ones best for me) and it’s all about controlling your breathing, thinking about your breathing and calming yourself.

It’s similar to the counting but you have someone talking in the background with a calming voice, every so often.

I always feel better after meditation. Like a weight has been lifted, once my eyes reopen.

This went from resolutions for me that you could also use, to self-help guides, haha!

Anyway, I hope you’re all getting something from this series so far.

With that being said,

That’s all she wrote

F A R I E L L E. N