When You Believe

When You Believe by Leon Jackson - Lauren Mayhew AuthorOn 29th December 2007, Leon Jackson’s ‘When You Believe‘ hit the number one spot.

When You Believe: I was so happy when Leon won the X-Factor. As far as I remember, I wanted him to win as soon as I saw his audition, all those years ago. I can’t actually believe that it’s a whole ten years since Leon won. It really doesn’t feel that long ago. Continue reading “When You Believe”


The Christmasaurus – Tom Fletcher

The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher - Lauren Mayhew AuthorThe Christmasaurus – Tom Fletcher – 3.5 Stars

Blurb: The Christmasaurus is a story about a boy named William Trundle, and a dinosaur, the Christmasaurus. It’s about how they meet one Christmas Eve and have a magical adventure.

It’s about friendship and families, sleigh bells and Santa, singing elves and flying reindeer, music and magic. It’s about discovering your heart’s true desire, and learning that the impossible might just be possible.

Before I even begin this review, I just need to say that any negatives I have about this book are mainly because it’s for children. You’ll see what I mean. Continue reading “The Christmasaurus – Tom Fletcher”

Shuffle Play Questions

Shuffle Play Questions - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI’ve done one of these before, but I’m almost certain I cheated a little. There were either answers that made no sense at all, or I was embarrassed to admit to some of the music on my iPod. This time, I’m gonna do it properly!

Here are 20 questions that I’m answering with Shuffle Play on my iPod. Hopefully some of them work well enough to be amusing. I’m going to put the title of the song first, then the artist, then the album/ single that it’s from. Continue reading “Shuffle Play Questions”

Don’t Stop Me Now

Don't Stop Me Now - McflyI’m gonna switch this up a bit. Instead of writing a post according to what was number 1 this time 10 years ago, I’m going to write a post every week (hopefully) based on a number 1 single from the past. This means more regular posts, as some singles stayed at the top spot for 9 weeks or more and it seems silly to wait.

I’ll be selective with this, and I’ll choose songs that I know. Even though I’m writing a story about me in relation to the title of the song, I find it a lot easier if I actually know the song. Continue reading “Don’t Stop Me Now”

Songs to Write to

Lauren Mayhew Author MusicI know everyone is different when they write and some people like to work in complete silence, whilst others have to have music playing. I personally, cannot write in silence, but if I play familiar songs, I find myself singing along to them and not doing any writing.

I do find a lot of inspiration in music though – I don’t steal people’s lyrics, if that’s what you’re thinking. I simply mean that certain songs evoke emotions that make me want to write certain things. Continue reading “Songs to Write to”

Busted are back!

Who else is super excited about the fact that Busted are back? New music and a tour in May!!! My cousins, me and a friend of ours have already decided which venue we’re going to, now we just have to get the tickets. Fingers crossed all goes well on Friday.


Busted tour 2016

Until the next time,
Lauren x

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Old Drawings

I just found an old drawing that I did for someone when I was in college. I really am quite proud of it! Obviously, I know who it is, but can you figure it out? I may have given it away with one of my tags, i.e. his name!

Tom Fletcher McFly

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What can you tell about me from my music?

iTunes - Lauren Mayhew AuthorI think you can tell a lot about a person by the music that they listen to. I put my iTunes on shuffle and skipped through the first 10 songs.

I then looked at my most played songs and I’ve listed the top 5. This is what came up.

Continue reading “What can you tell about me from my music?”