Blogpost Ideas, Family

Who would I trade places with for the day and why

Hey lovelies,

I hope you’re having an amazing start to the week.

I’ve read many blogpost list ideas since I started blogging, lots of which were not relevant to me or my cup of tea but when I seen this idea, I knew straight away who it would be, so I had to do this post (the only problem is, I can’t actually remember whos’ list this belonged to).

The person I’d trade places with for a day is –

  • My niece, Tallie (Natalie).


    ~ Me & Tallie ~

Here’s my reasons why –

  • She’s one of the strongest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing
  • She’s a mother & makes it look so easy & so much fun
  • She has the ability to let you know when she’s pissed off with you, with just one look, I’ve had that look on more than one occasion & immediately thought “why did I say/do that?”, honestly, I wanted the ground to just open up & swallow me (I’m so sorry for the times I received that look). She doesn’t need to argue with you & she doesn’t like to.
  • She loves love, happiness & smiles, she oozes them & has plenty to go around.
  • She’s so girlie, I love it.
  • She has the ability to light up a room upon immediate entry & no matter your mood, always manages to make you smile.
  • She gives her life to her children & has such a busy mum schedule but still finds time to make you welcome into her home, she would greet you at her door no matter the time of day with a smile & an offer of a hot beverage.
  • She puts me in mind of a swan, when you observe her, she glides by gracefully but underneath it all, her inner ‘legs’ must be going like the clappers. Hehe.
  • I’ve never known anyone like her.

The tag words I’ve attached to this post are just some of the words I would associate with Tallie.

I’m proud beyond words to call her my niece & wish I seen her more than I do.

Love you lots Tallie.

I do have more of an unrealistic pick –

Kate Middleton –

I would love to know if she’s able to live a remotely normal life with her family & how they all interact (here’s a thought for you, William & Harry remind me of Stefan & Damon in Vampire Diaries! William’s Stefan, more stable & Harry’s Damon, seems to like danger & take more risks. Hehe).

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.


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Emotion, Family, Friends, My Love, Personal, Seasons, Thankful, Things I Love

I’m thankful for…

Thankful heart

Morning lovelies,

It’s definitely feeling a lot like Winter lately & I love it, I love the whole Winter fashion thing, cozy hats & scarves, deliciously warm jumpers & beautifully huggable coats.

I go through my life living it in auto pilot more than I should. I walk to & from work 99% of the time, earphones in with music playing (can’t live without music). When I actually lift my head up & take a look, which I do quite a lot in the mornings, I love the scenery around me, nature has the best colour palette & the most beautiful of scenes, especially in the Autumn –

I’m thankful for a lot of things in my life & even on doing this list, I’m bound to miss some off it but here goes.

Thing’s I’m thankful for & they’re not only material things either –


YouTube may seem like a strange thing to be thankful for, but I’m incredibly thankful for the youtubers I watch, they make me laugh & bring me a lot of joy.


I’m thankful for a local coffee-house that has a fantastic atmosphere & amazing coffee. As soon as I walk in to my local Nero, I feel like I could literally sink into one of the sofas with my favourite coffee, take off my shoes, kick my legs up onto the sofa & sit there reading a book or writing blog posts on my laptop for hours. I’m even more thankful when the right staff are on shift. Hehe.

A company that allows me to be silly sometimes

The company I work for, even though an incredibly serious one, one needed to do an excellent job at all times because it’s a hospitality & retail company on our local uni campus, is more than willing to allow staff to get involved with silliness when the occasion calls for it, we’ve just had Children in Need & our company raised £1902, our highest amount yet, everyone got dressed up & a lot of people baked cakes & cookies, not me though, I can’t bake for toffee, I spent money instead of energy & bought cakes & tray bakes to sell, there were also lots of raffles going on around campus. I get dressed up at every opportunity –


I’m so grateful for the weekends, I have a fulltime job & a lot of the time in the week, feel like I don’t have enough time to do the stuff I’d love to do, so I often don’t bother starting anything but I REALLY need to snap out of that, at the weekend, I get all that extra time to do things I want to do, albeit, I don’t do it all but I do some. I take my hat off to parents cause I don’t know how you find all those extra thousands of hours each week to do all the parenting stuff that needs doing!

My sense of smell

I explore the world around me like the whole world should, with my eyes wide open & my nose twitching in the breeze but I should embrace it with open arms like so many people do. I love the fact that I can smell the changing seasons, I love the smell of Autumn. Me & Richard went to a christmas fayre about 4 weeks ago & Richard got some Winter spiced fudge, I’m not exaggerating when I say this but when I smelt inside the bag, I immediately teared up, the smell was christmas to me & how thee perfect christmas candle would smell, I SOOOOO WISH I COULD HAVE TASTED IT!

My eyes

Richard struggles with his eyes, he had keratoconus when he was younger which nearly blinded him, he’s had cornea transplants on both his eyes meaning, his corneas are not the ones he was born with, he had rejection & nearly lost one of his eyes, the surgeon sown it shut & wrote it off but as it turned out, he did manage to regain his sight in his eye. Right now, he has a squint in one eye & a growth on his other cornea, he’s having surgery on his squint this week. I’m so lucky & thankful that I have the eyes I have, yes, I may need glasses to read certain prints but I don’t have any other issues & I can see fine, I’m incredibly thankful that I can see the world around me.

My family & friends

I’m so thankful for both my parents still being alive (so many [too many] of the people I know [Richard included] have lost one or both parents & it’s shite, everyday must be a struggle, I hear it gets easier with time & yes, maybe it does but Richard still breaks his darling heart over his fathers death, I know he thinks about his dad every day & often says he wishes I’d known him but what he don’t realise is, I do know him, I know him because of the things I’ve heard about him & way people talk about him when he’s in the conversation, maybe it will get easier but only with each breath at a time). I have a mad bag of family members each with their own annoyances (which we all have some of) & I love them dearly but the thought of having to tolerate them all together at the same time……………….oh boy, now then, I feel the need to vacate the planet, hehe, we all feel the need to be heard more than the next person & we all have a funny story to tell that simply MUST be told at exactly the same moment! My friends are crazy & I adore them, I know that should I need to, I can call upon them at any time for anything.

My darling Richard


Me & Richard at the Loughborough Uni fireworks night

November 2016


Hhmmm……………..where do I start with my darling Richard??? I’m thankful for him because he’s me in a male body except he’s a more disciplined version of me, he’s the me that I wish I could be better at, he’s got more self-control when it comes to the things I haven’t, like FOOD! Hehe. I’m thankful for the love & patience he shows me daily, for the laughs we share together. I’m thankful for him showing me what love is supposed to be like, effortless & just being with each other, sitting in silence if the occasion calls for it. Although, he can talk the hind legs of a donkey, did I mention he’s the male version of me?? Hehe. I tell him I love him daily but I don’t think I say thank you often enough, oh yes, I use my manners (most of the time, I’m not perfect) but I don’t thank him for just being here enough.



November 2017


To my darling Richard

You are the best I love you muuaahh thankyou

My limbs

I’m so thankful that I have all of my limbs, I’m an extremely touchy feely person, I love all the feels & thrive on showing affection, I love hugs, given &/or received. I watch my poor mother struggle to get around the house daily in a wheelchair & it breaks my heart when I think about how active she used to be (that’s why I don’t think about it very much). My body aches constantly & begs me at times to stop eating the way that I do & I MUST listen to it & soon, one of my worst fears is that I get arthritis like my mum & end up in a chair!

My state of mind

I’m a positive person most of the time & I try so hard to be a happy person, which is easy a lot of the time, the problem I have is that I tend to allow people &/or situations impact on my mood, which, in turn, dictates how my day goes, especially if I’m at work. I do try to block out the negative & a lot of the time I manage it, sometimes, you’ll even find me laughing at the negativity people try to dump onto me. Doing a thankful list brings home that some shit just isn’t that important to me & I’m going to try harder to not let people & situations influence how my whole day goes, the problem I have is that when I’m in a bad mood or if I’m unhappy, I can’t just switch it off & if I try to swallow it, it really is like I’m trying to swallow a brick but I’m getting better though. I tend to wear my emotions like a badge. I don’t suffer from depression & don’t have bad anxiety, I have slight anxiety but not bad enough to go on about. I’m happy a lot of the time & at peace a lot of the time.


My health

I’m incredibly thankful for my health, yes I’m overweight & my body hurts because of that & because my sugar consumption has gone up over the past couple of months but other than that (which is bad enough I know), I’m good.

There’s going to be lots I’ve missed off this list but I truly hope you have things to be thankful for this week.

I have so much

I hope you have an amazing week.

Something to be Thankful for

Bye for now.


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Introduction, Personal

Why you should start a blog

Morning lovelies,

How are you this fine Tuesday morning?

I got the inspiration to start this blog from reading blogposts that youtubers I watched had done.

I wanted to start this blog purely to share things with people who are interested & make an electronic diary of sorts, I wanted to note my memories mainly from the latter part of the year.

With blogging you get back what you put in, if you want a massive audience, you have to put in the hard work, I started this blog wanting a massive audience but I wasn’t prepared for all the work it would take & it’s not easy to put in the blogging work with a fulltime job on top. it’s not always as simple as just typing away, depending on the post, it takes research, photo taking & editing on top of just typing away, also, depending on the post, there’s links to find & include in the post.

I’ve had posts where I’ve done heaps of photo taking & editing, research & a few late nights, all to have to start again when I thought it was finished!

Do you ever have days when you feel like you just want to write something (well, type) or you want to keep a diary for a certain time of year but don’t want to have a diary with just a few weeks a year filled in?? Yeah, I did too & that’s why I started this blog. I’ve had a lot of time off blogging this year & after a few months of not blogging, I realised how much I missed it. I’ve got the smallest blogging audience ever & it used to really de-motivate me but now, most of the time, I don’t care, the only time it bothers me now is when I put loads of effort into a post & don’t get a lot of views, I refuse to be a person who pays money to boost her posts & blog to get more views, that’s not who I am & not who I want to be!

Why start a blog

A few of the things that I love about writing blog posts,

It provides you with a creative outlet – you can literally note down any creative ideas you may have, there’s no limits with writing blog posts, I’ve learnt to write stuff that I love & not just what I feel people would expect from a blog post.

It helps to freeing up head space & this truly helps

It helps with getting out something that you want to say but don’t know how to “say it”

I love LISTS – after I read my latest Autumn bucket list (Autumn Bucket List), I noticed that along with perfect bucket list ideas, it also had ideas that you would expect to find in any normal kind of to do list, I mean, who puts ‘write christmas cards’ on a bucket list? Me, apparently. Hehe.

It provides a space for an electronic diary for the times when you want to keep a diary but don’t want to have to commit to a full years paper diary!

Here’s a few posts/ideas that may help you get started,

  • Blogging ideas I love
  • 20 Spring blogpost ideas
  • It can be something as easy as a seasonal bucket list
  • A tag you’ve seen that you like the sound of
  • It could even be a review of an item/product you love
  • A fab starter is a post introducing yourself & telling people a few things about yourself – background, job, hobbies, likes & dislikes, things you love to do & what to expect from your blog (I didn’t do this but wished I had [although, I do have a get to know me page – Get to know me], this was my 1st post – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year). REMEMBER, DON’T GIVE AWAY ANY PERSONAL INFORMATION!

It doesn’t have to be hard to get going but I strongly recommend that you do a months worth of posts up front, that way, you have as much time as you need to do your 1st 4 weeks worth of posts & then 4 weeks to plan your next ones, I used to have 3 weeks worth of blog posts scheduled & ready to go, now I have 5 starters in my drafts, I want to get back to having a list of posts scheduled & ready for publishing.

I hope you find this helpful & if you have any ideas that may help someone who’s thinking about starting a blog, feel free to let us know.

I hope you have an amazing week.

Bye for now.


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