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Hello there. Yes, you. Don’t look so bewildered! I’m here to welcome you to my world. This is Actually Allie, my blog, where I post about music, books, videos and blog posting itself (it’s very meta). Read more!

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Hello, new feature! Every week I’ll be posting a few lovely photos I’ve taken in Photo Diaries. Each photo speaks for itself, showing what I’ve done and where I’ve been, but I may leave some commentary. This weekend, I went to Bath, England for Easter with my aunt.

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I hope you all are ready for a resurrection of an old regular on Actually Allie, Friday Jamboree! Here, I share with you some of my favorite links that I’ve looked at over the week on my Feedly or otherwise. Sometimes, there’s more on my Twitter, too. Happy browsing!

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Yesterday, I saw Beach House at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London. To say they were amazing would be an understatement. As my first live show in London, Beach House was out of this world; they was awe-inspiring. I’ll start at the beginning.

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In my last post, I talked honestly about my problem with procrastination in updating my personal blog. However, do not think because of that post that I am terrible at writing blog posts.

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In honor of my dismal behavior these past few months, I have compiled a simple “How To” that would rival any posts from Problogger. Are you a blogger who wants to suck at updating? Then this is the post for you.

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Busy employees shove through the bustling throng in the lobby of One Canada Square, one of the tallest buildings in Canary Wharf, London. Amidst the crazed crowd one man stops, turns around and cocks his head. He approaches a sculpture of a head – or is it a bird? –overlaid with blue and pink paints.