Living in Britain, it has been extremely hard to feel happy about anything after the awful Manchester attack. The past week has been a tough one, after all, us Brits have seen the worst of humanity, but we have also been blessed with witnessing the best of humanity.
I want to focus on the positives of the past week – and there have been a few. I want to do this because even when the world appears sickening, little moments of happiness are a reminder of what is really important in life.
The horrific Manchester attack tore across Britain, affecting everyone. But the tales of solidarity and humanity have been a shining light in the darkest of times. People came together to offer support; through donating blood, clothes, money, offering lifts and places to stay as well as uniting against hatred. I have seen the worst of humanity this week, but I have also seen the best of humanity.
On Wednesday, I treated my best friends for their birthday present with a trip to a local trampoline park. We had the whole place to ourselves, our own guide and helper and we finished the day with a fabulous picnic and some Pretty Little Liars.
Anyone from Leicester will know of Vicky Park. Actually called Victoria Park, the grassy escape is a favourite with students. On the hottest day of the year, I ventured to Vicky Park with my boyfriend for a picnic. Fanta fruit twist and Bombay mix? Hell yeah.
REGISTERING TO VOTE
I was super happy with how many young adults registered to vote on the final day. Over 200,000 18-24 year olds (and over 200,000 25-34 years olds) registered on May 22nd. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come.
I got a Labour badge this week to wear in the run up to the General Election. How cool is that?
“LOVE IS FOR EVERYONE”
My niece loves to write. She’s 6 years-old and writes all sorts down. She came round on Friday and wanted me to help her spell out a message. She started writing in bubble writing and to be honest, I wasn’t really paying attention as I was busy eating a salad sandwich. I glanced up to see she had written “Love is for everyone” in bright colours. It really warmed my heart.