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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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Blogmas Day #3 | My festive bucket list

Merry Christmas 1

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.


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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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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Happy Valentines Day


I hope everyone’s feeling the love of Valentines week, especially as today is Valentines Day.

Isn’t love amazing?! I’m not just talking about the love of a wife, husband, fiance, fiancée etc, I’m also talking about the love of family & friends. Knowing I’m loved by my family & friends is magical, even on my moody days, I’m guaranteed a laugh & to feel loved. Even all the stuff I face ahead, I feel stronger knowing I’ve got a power house behind me full of my very own cast iron cheerleaders.

My parents, wow, where do I start with my parents (I consider myself extremely lucky to still have both parents as I see so many people living their lives without one or both parents & I consider those people to be the strongest people I know!), my mother is my souls guardian angel, my spirits safe house & even though I’m 40 years old, my dad is still my knight in shining armour, my number 1 man & will be till the day I die.

My darling Richard, you came into my life when I didn’t want you (or any male) to stick around, I denied what you knew for so long & when I realised I loved you, it was like a slap in the face, I wasn’t prepared for it & didn’t want it but here we are, over 5 years later & I still can’t get rid of you! Hehe. No, seriously, you know how I feel about you, you are all the things I wanted in a man & more. I love you. Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

We all have that one friend you can bare your soul to & not be judged for it, that one person who knows a different side of you to anyone else & who loves you & who you love just like family. Xxxx


This ones for all my loved ones. Xxxx

I truly hope you too know the magic that is love, knowing that no matter what you’re going through, there’s someone who will be cheering you on from the side lines, someone who will hold you up when you literally don’t have the physical or emotional strength to hold yourself up & someone who will make you laugh when all you want to do is cry.

Remember though, while your busy thinking about your loved ones, don’t forget to think about yourself, you should be the most important person in your life, after all, what use are you to anyone (let alone yourself), if you’re a wreck or constantly sad or stressed out?! Show yourself some self love & this counts for the men too, they can be worse than us women for this!

It does annoy me a little that love is so commercialised around this time of year. I feel like people put pressure on themselves to shower their loved one with gifts/flowers etc, you don’t have to you know, you’ll still be loved, it’s not about how much you spend or what you come home to, it’s about feeling loved & showing love & NOT JUST ON VALENTINES DAY!!

I hope have a loved up Valentines Day.


From me to you. Xx

Bye for now.


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