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Blogmas Day #3 | My festive bucket list

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Morning lovelies,

Happy December, I hope you have an amazing festive season.

Here’s my festive bucket list –

  • Host a christmas party (with games)
  • Make mince pies
  • Go midnight mass on christmas eve
  • Watch carol singing
  • Sing some christmas carols
  • Wear a christmas outfit/jumper to work (if only for one day)
  • Make mulled wine (even if it’s the cheats version)
  • Watch the sun set
  • Watch the sun rise
  • Play in the snow (IF it snows)
  • Enjoy nice festive food & drink
  • Spend time with family &/or friends
  • Wrap christmas pressies while drinking something festive & watching a christmas film or listening to christmas songs
  • Get at least half way through a photo a day challenge during Blogmas
  • Watch lots of christmas films
  • Make christmas treats
  • Keep up mine & Richards christmas eve tradition with mum & dad
  • Just go walking in the cold air with Richard
  • Go looking at some christmas lights

I’d also like to go christmas shopping with my sis & grab a neros in town, this is something we 1st did 2 years ago & I love it, we have quality time together & it’s christmas related (the chance to just sit with her, have a nice hot cuppa in town while it’s cold out & everyone else is busying around is delicious), plus, I get a christmas cuppa from my favourite coffee shop, we went Costa in the past but I’m going to see if she fancies a change this year & go Neros instead.

Whatever you’re planning to do over the festive season, be safe & be happy.

Bye for now.

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I love these things in a man

Morning lovelies,

Everyone has favourite things they look for in their other half & I’m no different, I love the simple things, the things that everyone should want.

I love love & to love the person who loves you back, to be with the person who wants you & ONLY YOU & to want to spend your entire life on earth with the only person who wants to spend their entire life on earth with you, honestly, having that knowledge brings me so much comfort, happiness, safety & peace.

Yes, me & Richard are a lot alike, the amount of times I’ve wanted something & without asking, ‘poof’, it’s there, just like magic (hehe). He knows me so well. We want the same things from life (whether we get them is another matter), we like the same things, although, Richard’s a weirdo & likes horror films, I on the other hand, am a normal person & do not like horror films ONE BIT! Hehe.

The things I love in a man are –

The ability to make me laugh every single day

Me & Richard met on a dating website which I only joined for a laugh & Richard found my profile by accident because he was intending to delete his profile the day he seen me on the site. On my profile, I’d written that I was looking for someone to make me laugh every day & by golly, he does, every single day, even in times when all I want to do is cry, I’m so lucky to have a man like Richard, he lifts my mood no matter how dark my mood is, even when I want to be mad with him for any reason, he manages to make me laugh, laughing feels so much nicer than feeling annoyance & anger! Whenever I think of Richard, he makes me smile.

He’s got to be able to make me feel warm & fuzzy & give me that ahhhh feeling

You know that feeling when you feel stressed or you’ve had a hard or/& long day at work or even just doing something mentally or physically taxing & you finally get a chance to (fill in the blank) ………………………. (take off your shoes, have a glass of your favourite tipple, sit down in your favourite chair – you know what I mean?) That euphoric feeling of immediate ease & a wave of peace & happiness, it’s almost like – what the hell have I been stressed/worried/annoyed (pick a word) about ALL DAY kind of feeling. Well, that’s the feeling I get when Richard puts his arms around me when I’m stressed, annoyed, pissed off or just have a need (hehe). Whenever I think about Richard, he not only makes me smile but he also gives me a warm & contented feeling. Those arms of his can lift the darkest of moods & brighten the saddest of moments.

He must be able to make me feel safe

Knowing that I’ve got someone in my corner & that he will be by my side no matter what throughout my life is so reassuring. I love the fact that I know I’ve got someone who makes me feel secure & safe, Richard is so dependable & reliable. I know that know matter what I face in life & where I go, as long as Richards by my side, I’ll be safe.

I’ve heard people say throughout my life that we don’t need a man to rely on to make us happy & feel safe & although I do agree to some extent, not only do we all know that everything & everyone around us affect our mood but also, I don’t do well alone, I thrive on company, laughter, feeling needed & appreciated in every aspect of my life.

I may be a selfish pig when it comes to food sharing & I may not always show patience but I truly hope my darling Richard knows how happy he makes me & that I love him dearly, I know it’s a cliché but I really was born to love him & only him, it just took me 20 odd years to find him, I sometimes wonder what our lives would look like together now had we have met back then???

I truly hope that every human gets to feel the same feels as I do at some point in their lives.

~LOVE~

I know that they’ll be people who won’t like this post, some people don’t do well with such displays of affection but you know what? I don’t give a monkeys!

Christmas is getting ever so closer & by the way, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it yet but I’m ATTEMPTING (emphasis on attempting) to do blogmas this year, we’ll see how it goes.

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.

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Happy Monday

Well, hellooo lovelies,

I hope you had an amazing weekend. Here’s to the start of a new week.

Getting ever so closer to the festive season.

Most people don’t look forward to work on a Monday morning after a glorious relaxing weekend……………..

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……………but here’s a few things I’ve seen that will make you smile on a Monday morning –

A kiss a day makes everything easy

How cute is this?

I hope this made your Monday morning a smiley one.

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I hope you have an amazing start to the week.

Bye for now.

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If I threw a dinner party & could invite, literally any 12 people I wanted to, here’s who I’d invite & why.

A lot of people daydream, I’m no exception & when I seen this as an idea for a blogpost on someones’ blog, I had to use it, I love anything that takes you away from your everyday life every now & then, that enables you to really think about the ‘what if’ factor, so when I had to think about who I’d invite to my dinner party & I could literally pick ANYONE, I really had a fab time thinking about this one.

It did however take me a little time to narrow down my choice, I could’ve had more but needed to stop somewhere.

When it comes to social gatherings, I do enjoy a mix of personalities, that way you get a range of humours & topics of conversation. The 12 I picked are truly a mix of characters, picked with careful consideration & each for a different reason & purpose for the occasion.

My 1st 2 guests are of course family & they are my darling mother & one of my precious nieces –

I’d invite my mother (she’s 78) because she loves to meet new people, she’s at her happiest when able to talk someones ear off (hehe), she has an array of old-time stories to tell, I could listen to her for hours, she’s also full of anecdotes & could tell you a cure for just about any scrape, cut, sting, bite, rash, spot or bruise (caster oil cream works wonders for cold sores & spots did you know?? Plus, that weed that grows just about anywhere in England that produces a white secretion is amazing for warts). Putting all that aside though, I just love to see her happy & smiling, her smile can light up the darkest of rooms & brighten the darkest of days, it makes my heart feel incredibly light & very happy to see her happy.

I’d invite my niece (she’s 12) because I think she’d love it, all of the different characters & stories to be heard, also, she’s got the same sense of humour as me (sarcastic). She has an infectious laugh but also has a side that could stop you in your tracks, she’s feisty & incredibly sensitive to others. She loves to be up & doing stuff but struggles to do some physical stuff due to her Ataxia but that don’t stop her trying with all her might (she loves playing on the Wii dance on boxing day at my sisters) & doesn’t stop her being her normal feisty, lovable self. She’s easy to talk to & willing to talk about, just about, any topic (age appropriate of course), although, she’s a tad squeamish but I reckon she’s braver than she gives her self credit for!

My 2nd 2 guests are 2 very special friends –

One of these friends I’ve known for about 35 years & always able to make me smile & laugh even in times when I don’t want to, she knows me so well, she don’t really dig big social gatherings but I reckon a strange selection like this lot would intrigue her & the nosy wench wouldn’t be able to stop herself (hehe), love ya sugartits.

My other friend is a lady (oh how she’d laugh if she heard that) who made my life so much more bearable when I lived down south. She’s always up for a laugh & I can tell her anything & talk about anything. Oh the laughs we used to have.

My 5th guest is a character from Harry Potter (oh come on, if you know me, you knew there’d be some Harry Potter in the mix), Harry Potter movies have the ability to complete transport me into the movie & no matter my mood, as soon as the music starts, I get so giddy –

Dumbledore, I think, would be utterly fascinating & incredible to have a conversation with, I’d ask him lots of questions about magic & 2 things I’d ask him is if he missed his family & why he didn’t tell anyone about Snape? Ultimately, I think he’d add an air of grandeur to the occasion & calmness to the misunderstanding of magic. I’d be asking for tips on magical working, using a wand & removing curses. I’d be soaking up every drop of info he had to offer.

My 6th & 7th guests are other characters from Harry Potter –

The Weasley twins, along with a heap load of their goodies, would add humour & fun to any occasion. To spend a few hours in their company would be an absolute blast. I’d have no questions apart from asking if they would leave me with a huge box of their goodies before they go.

My 8th guest is another character from Harry Potter –

Luna Lovegood

Luna Lovegood is a very special person & definitely someone I would like to be friends with, she has a special talent of making light of even the darkest of situations & problems without even trying to & of course, I’d love to have a look through the latest edition of the quibbler. I’d ask her how she thinks the world could fix itself & what her favourite part about the quibbler is?

My 9th guest is a character from the most amazing movie box set I’ve ever seen, a movie franchise which can make me so happy with just the thought of watching it & I could watch it to the end & then start from the beginning again & have a re-run, it is the Twilight Saga –

Carlisle Cullen is an amazing person, he’s kind & gentle, which for saying he’s a vampire is a very unique quality to have. I think because the fact that he’s a vampire, he’s the one character that the rest of my guests would feel the most safe with! I’d be asking him questions like – what’s the worst thing about vampirism, is it easy to keep the urges at bay, is the blood thirst like having a sugar craving (cause I know what that feels like). Also, at the end of the night, I’d be asking him to turn me into a vampire & to teach me how to control the thirst!

My 10th guest is a character from my all time favourite period drama TV series, Poldark –

I think Demelza Poldark is an incredibly strong person, to come from such a terrible background, to have herself taken from that situation & be put into another situation which is worlds apart but which still comes with its own set of problems. To fall in love with a man who, in society, considered to be far out of your league & not to be taken advantage of, for then to marry such a man & then be faced with callous remarks about your worthiness of him & about how your marriage is a sham, only in the end to show strength of character, forthrightness, eagerness to learn, work & be an amazing wife to the love of her life. Only in the end to win everyone over with her pleasing smile & strength. I would love to just go walking with her along the Cornish coastline & spend the afternoon drinking tea, listening to her funny ways.

My 11th guest is another character from the amazing TV series Poldark –

Ross Poldark is the man who, as some would say took Demelza from a terrible life as a young teenage girl & took her home to use as & when he needed his sexual urges appeased, to which I say “poppycock”, he did no such thing, he did indeed rescue her from a terrible life, which, if he hadn’t of done so, it would have been a complete waste of her talents, of which she has many. Ross is a man of trust & of his word, he’s a man I would trust with my life & my entire worldly goods, he’s a man any business would be lucky to have, he’s hardworking & knows where to look for the next best thing. I would love to spend a few days in his company, having him show around his businesses, asking him tips on dealing with negativity from other peoples doubts, I’d ask him to take me for a ride on his horses (I certainly wouldn’t have the nerve to ride one alone). I’d ask him what he thought was the next best thing for the country would be & where the best place to invest cash is.

To be friends with both Ross & Demelza would be a real treat, they know how to throw a gathering & that can be anything from a simple afternoon tea to a full on evening of dinner & dancing. They would help anyone it was their ability to do so, no matter the cost to them, even if it meant aiding you escape arrest for murder!

My 12th & final dinner guest would be a character from my all time favourite period drama Pride & Prejudice –

Elizabeth Bennet is an incredibly strong & beautiful woman, with a heart of gold, she knows exactly what she wants & isn’t afraid to go for it. One of the things I love about her is that she’s fiercely loyal & would stand her ground in your defence against anyone willing to try to pull you down for something. She has the ability to keep you transfixed in conversation for hours & isn’t opposed to challenging you on a subject you think you everything about. She’s eager to learn & explore new things & if you’re lucky enough to be one of her few extremely close friends, you could ask or tell her anything without judgement or criticism. I could quite happily spend hours with her, walking through the countryside, spending time having tea & just chatting about different topics. One question I would love to ask her is what it’s like being married to Mr Darcy, I’d also like to ask her a couple of extremely personal questions about their sex life but I think that would be taking it a little to far!

I really enjoyed doing this post, thinking about who I’d invite & the reasons why I chose these people, they wasn’t all in my original lineup, I changed my mind a couple of times. Hehe.

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I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.

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Happy Monday

Happy Monday my lovelies,

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I have this week off work cause it’s my birthday week (yes I know, our birthdays are only 1 day but everybody knows that if your birthday falls on a week day, then you get to celebrate it all week. Hehe). If this week also covers your birthday then happy birthday to you & I hope all your dreams come true.

On to the funnies I’ve found for this week (this week, we have a meat theme) –

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Just incase you can’t tell, I love bacon. Hehe.

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.

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Something to make you smile on a Monday

Happy bank holiday Monday my lovelies.

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I hope you’ve had an amazing Easter break whatever you’ve been doing & I hope you’ve been enjoying your time off work.

I wonder how many chocolate eggs you got??

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Spending time on Pinterest is one of my best pastimes but beware, you can get so lost! Hehe.

Here’s a little something to make you smile –

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I definitely remember messing around with one of these as a child, simple things…………. –

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I hope you have a fabulous week.

Bye for now.

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Happy Monday

Morning you little miracle, here’s hoping you have an amazing week.

I nearly didn’t do one today but I thought, why not, it’s one post I can knock out quickly & if it makes one person smile then yay!

Here’s some funnies for you.

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I really do love to laugh!

Here’s a couple of (somewhat) inspirational pins.

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I’ve got a little task for you this week, should you choose to accept it, it should make you feel a little more loved by YOU! I want you to remember YOU this week, give yourself a huge bear hug & tell yourself “I love you” (today would be perfect for that), you could give your shoulder blades a quick massage while you do it. I want you to try to remember to say thank you to yourself every time you do something for just you this week, I bet it’s not half as much as you do for others!

Bye for now.

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