Archive | February, 2012

Happy Maisie’s Birthday To You Too!

14 Feb

Maisie is 7 years old today!

She has been a massive part of my life ever since the day I met her, and I hope she will continue to be for another 7 years.

Happy Valentines Day Maisie’s Birthday to you too! 🙂 Have a great one my loves.




Blogger Fun! Part 1.

14 Feb

So a little while ago now (oops!) John tagged me in the fun post and asked me to play along in a little ‘get to know you’ type game!

Here are the rules:

1. Post these rules
2. You must post 11 random things about yourself
3. Answer the questions set for you in their post
4. Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer
5. Go to their blog and tell them you’ve tagged them

Okay, 11 random things about myself, here we go….

1. When I was a kid I used to have a pet barn owl called Willow. We used to let her out to fly at night and one day she just didn’t come back in the morning 😦 😦 Other than that I’ve had gerbils, stick insects, a springer spaniel, and now Maisie and my fishcakes (that’s my goldfish to normal people!)

2. The kids at school really make me laugh sometimes at their misunderstanding of the English language. For example – getting mixed up between sarcasm and circumcision, or between forehead and foreskin?!

3. I love to read. I really want to vary my tastes a little more and complete the World Book Night 2012, but it’s happening very slowly because I am always so busy at school, and get so tired that reading before I go to bed is normally the last thing on my mind!


4. When I was little, my Mum used to work for a large ferry company, and as a result we always went to France and Spain on holiday. I never flew a substantial distance until I went to South Africa when I was about 14. I wasn’t scared then, but have since developed a fear of taking off and landing in Planes.

5. My standard Sunday morning routine is to get up and read Postsecret with a cup of tea. I have always wanted to send in a secret but have yet to decide on one/actually get round to it.

6.  Following on from number 3, I really want to write a book. I’ve been thinking about it quite a lot lately – I’d like to record my experiences of living in a boarding house full of international students because not only do we have a lot of fun, but some of things they come out with are absolutely hilarious! I just haven’t quite come up with the right ‘stance’ or worke dout how to go about it yet!

7. One of my favourite things to do at the weekends is walk down to Lounge Seco with my Mum and Maisie and have some brunch. Egg and bacon stack nom nom nom!

8. If I were to go on Mastermind, my specialist subject would be Harry Potter. Despite never blogging about it, I love those books! I normally can’t get to grips with books/films about things that aren’t ‘real’, but let’s be honest, how cool would it be to be a wizard?!

9. I love tea and hot chocolate, but I can’t stand coffee. I detest everything about it – the smell, the taste – I can’t even eat coffee flavoured chocolates!! :O I’ve tried, really I have! Mochas, lattes, your standard builders coffee?!! I just can’t do it!

10. When I was little, I always used to go round to my Grandparents for tea on Fridays. After dinner, I would sneak in the the living room and play cards with my Grandad – he taught me to play rummy. He obviously used to let me cheat, but I used to think I was so clever ‘pulling the wool over his eyes’ and winning every week!

11. It has taken me literally days to write this post because I couldn’t think of 11 even slightly interesting things about myself! Does that make me a loser?! Probably. Does this count as a fact? Probably not, but hey, it’s my blog…!

Part 2 (the question & answer sesh) coming tomorrow!



Shamelessly Plugging My Social Media.

13 Feb

So I finally caved (?) and joined Pinterest. I have no idea how it works really, but I like to keep all my ideas for posts and motivation together in one place!

Apparantly we can be friends?! Find me here, and while you’re these please explain the basics to me!

While we’re at it, you can follow me on twitter here.

And follow the blog here. Seriously, isn’t bloglovin’ one of the best things ever invented?! So easy to use!

Feel free to plug your own sites in the comments and I’ll check them out 🙂

Happy Monday my sweets




12 Feb

I’ve eaten far too much chocolate today.

Back on it tomorrow.


11 Feb

Good evening!

I’m so glad that it’s finally half term! The last few days have been hectic – more to come on that later, maybe…

This afternoon I went to see the latest Spielberg hit, Warhorse. Now I didn’t have high expectations of enjoying it because I’m not really in to war films, or animals (other than Maisie, naturally..!), but it was a-mazing. I really enjoyed it.

I don’t want to include any spoilers, and it’s not really my style to write big reviews, but for those of you that don’t know it is set in the 1st World War, and is the story of a boy and his horse who are split up and their different journeys.

I was only really keen to go and see it because it was filmed literally 2 miles away from my old house, and I wanted to check out the scenery!

I highly recommend it though 🙂

Now for a quiet evening catching up with the rugby. I’ve been trying to avoid looking at facebook or twitter incase I see the rugby or United vs Liverpool scores! #needtogetoutmore

Have a great weekend!



Thought For Friday

10 Feb

All courtesy of a favourite leading lady today – Carrie Bradshaw.


You shouldn’t have to sacrifice who you are just because somebody else has a problem with it.

Friendships don’t last for years – you have to invest in them.

Maybe the best any of us can do it not quit, play the hand that we’ve been dealt and accesorize what we’ve got.

Happy Friday!




10 Feb

A taxi driver hugged me when he was picking some students up this morning.

That wasn’t awkward at all….