Thursday, 14 September 2017

Currently In September


Reading ... On the Other Side by Carrie Hope Fletcher
Playing ... The Sims 4 because I've spent a lot on it and it's now all I can play forever.
Watching ... Murder Documentaries, they are literally my favourite thing, and the current       favourite is Wives with Knives.  
Trying ... To lose weight and stay motivated with doing so.
Cooking ... Nothing imparticular, however I did cook an amazing roast last night! 
Eating ... Nothing, I'm never hungry first thing in the morning.
Drinking ... Water.
Texting ... I don't really text people if I'm being honest, only my mum occasionally.
Pinning ... Wedding ideas!
Tweeting ... Mainly about my blog, but about my life in general really.
Going ... Iceland in October 2018 to marry my love!
Loving ... Peach flavoured sparkling water.
Hating ... Mental Illness.
Discovering ... How much I care about everything, how I feel too much of everything.
Thinking ... That I need to stop thinking so much.
Feeling ... Tired, all of the time.
Hoping (for) ... Everything to fall into place.
Listening (to) ...Anything Disney.
Smelling ... The lovely scent of Vanilla.
Thanking ... My fiance, always.
Considering ... Getting a new job.
Starting ... To get back into the swing of blogging again.
Finishing ... Being as lazy as I have been lately. 


Monday, 11 September 2017

Happiness


Positivity is a very important part of life, although sometimes it can be hard to keep the positive feelings going. Every month I'm going to pick one word, and I'm going to write a post about that word. Words can have different meaning, it depends on how you look at them and who you are as to how you analyse that word.

Happiness 

Have you ever really sat there and just thought about one single word? One single word could have a different meaning to everyone on this planet, yet it could have the same meaning at the same time…what does happiness mean to you?

Here's how google defines happiness … but why leave it for someone else to define what that word means? That word is worth so much more than this.


happiness
ˈhapɪnəs/
noun
noun: happiness; plural noun: happinesses
1.     the state of being happy.
"she struggled to find happiness in her life"
synonyms:
contentmentpleasure, contentedness, satisfaction, cheerfulness, cheeriness, merriment, merriness, gaietyjoy, joyfulness, joyousness, joviality, jollity, jolliness, glee, blitheness, carefreeness, gladness,delight, good spirits, high spirits, light-heartedness, good cheer, well-beingenjoymentfelicity; More
antonyms:


First and foremost happiness is a word, but if you forget about that factor for a moment then you will realise that it's so much more than just a word. You'll realise the true meaning of happiness, you'll realise that there may not actually be a true meaning of this word, it can be a feeling, an emotion, it can be a way of life and it's defined differently by everyone. 

It's thought that happiness is basically living the perfect life, it's often seen as living your life full of positivity, prosperity, and good health. How can you define a word as any one thing when it can mean so much, or so little, to each individual. 

To me happiness is the most important thing in life, everything that you do should be to gain complete happiness, and if there's something occurring in your life that isn't making you happy, then it probably shouldn't have any involvement in your life. I think that to be happy in life is to be the greatest that you can be, if you're living a life of happiness, you're more likely to spread that happiness around you. If there's one thing in the world that we were brought here to achieve, its happiness.

The more I think about this word, the more I begin to realise that happiness is a word that's hard to define, it's something that you can only truly know of once you've experienced it. What if you were to experience something in your life that made you drastically happier than something that you thought truly gave you happiness…how can we ever truly know what happiness actually means?

"Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy."
- Anne Frank



Thursday, 7 September 2017

The Love Of My Life



I talk a lot about my life on my blog, the main reason for that is because that's why I created it, as a way for me to document things, as a stress reliever. I've just came to realise that I don't speak about my gorgeous fiance as much as I really should, so here's a post all about him!

I've been on many wonderful adventures in my life, and I'm sure that I have plenty more to come, but the most amazing? that would be falling in love with my one and only.

I use to be scared of being alone, I spent so long searching and trying to find my person, but then one day I stopped and there he was. It's true what they say about when you stop looking for something, you will find it, and it will come out of nowhere and just lift you onto cloud 9.

I first met Mike at a Pizza Hut for a friends Birthday meal, isn't it funny that more often than not, when we go out to eat, we eat here? Imagine meeting the love of your life at Pizza Hut though, not the most romantic tale, aha! 

Around 6 months after we met, we connected through Facebook and then the endless flirting began without us even realising what was happening.  

There was this one time, no not at band camp, but in a Wetherspoons, where I was having a few drinks with my best friend at the time, and in walks Mike. We ended up leaving the pub pretty tipsy, but I've never learned so much about one person in such a small space of time, never has I met someone that I had so much in common with. 

This ultimately resulted in us dating, spending countless nights staying up until the late hours of the morning just talking and getting to know one another. Never has I enjoyed the beginning of a relationship as much as I have with this one. I have never adored anyone as much as this man, and I never knew how amazing this relationship was truly going to be. 


 With this man I have experienced so many amazing things, from my first holiday abroad to my most favourite city in the world, to purchasing furniture together. 

We've been together for around 3 years now, and it's perfect.

We own a beautiful home that we someday hope to raise our own family in.

We have a handsome cat named Steve.

We have the same purchase impulses, and they are never cheap.

We have more in common than you could ever think possible, who says opposites attract?

We are engaged to be married on the 12th October 2017 in Iceland.

We are together, always.

We are perfect.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Making September Happen




I haven't done a goals post in awhile, maybe that's why I feel like I'm never getting anything done ...

With the start of September and Autumn just around the corner, I've decided it's about timeI start doing my monthly goals again, so here goes!

Monthly Goals

1. Read 4 books and review them all. I love reading, but sometimes I feel like it's hard to fit it into every day life, but 4 books in 30 days honestly doesn't feel like all that much. I'd say I'm more likely to struggle with the reviewing of the books than the reading of them because I need to take into consideration the time it takes to write said reviews, but that's why it's a goal!

2. Review films. Once upon a time I loved writing reviews and would do it all of the time. It's not that I don't love doing this, maybe I just watch too many films? But I'd like to post more film reviews onto my blog. 

3. Celebrate Mike's Birthday. It's my fiance's birthday towards the end of the month, and I'm not really sure what we're going to do, but seeing as it'll be a year since our engagement, it'll be special. 

4. Blog more. I've been doing really well with my blog recently, I often take breaks that last for months at a time, but it's time to break out of that habit.

5. Stop hitting snooze. I feel like this is a bad habit that everyone falls into, but it's now became a problem and something that I really need to break free from. 

6. Find a wedding photographer. We're getting married in October 2018, and I'm SO excited! We're tying the not in lovely Iceland, just us two, so the pictures really matter because we won't have a lot. 

Weekly Goals

1. Blog twice a week. 
2. Send out snail mail.
3. Active 2/3 times weekly.
4. Keep on top of tidying on days off.

Daily Goals 

1. No eating out.
2. Read every night before bed.
3. Bed at 10:00PM
4. Skin care routine

Have you set any goals this month? 
Drop a comment below, I'd love to hear them!









Thursday, 31 August 2017

Adventure Time


I can’t help but look around me and take note on how much beauty there is in the world. I often find myself feeling quite jealous, thinking about how lucky people are to live in some of the most beautiful cities and countries in the world, oh how I envy them.

For as long as I can remember I have always been an adventurous person, wanting to venture out into the big wide world and visit all of the amazing places I have dreamed about for so long.

When I think about what we do in our everyday lives, maybe take a trip down to the park, I can’t help but think about how much more there is to see. You’re not going to look back in years to come and remember that time you visited that park down the road, but what you will do is look back and think of all the amazing things you have done in your life, the chances you’ve taken that have made a difference.

You can live your life doing the same old thing day in and day out, or you could live your life by exploring the world. Imagine zip lining at Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda. I assure you that if you took the time to do this one-day, you would remember it for the rest of your life.

What is life without a bit of adventure? I couldn’t live without the excitement and thrills; I couldn’t and wouldn’t enjoy leading a boring life.

Do you like heights? I love them and for as long as I can remember I have always loved abseiling and rock climbing and I make it my goal to abseil somewhere amazing, when I think about it, the excitement it brings to my life is incredible, the thought of abseil off somewhere like the story bridge in Brisbane, Queensland is just too much to handle. One day I will keep telling myself. The view would be incredible.


I think everyone needs to take the time to travel at some point in his or her life. Do you really want to grow old having never seen the Niagara Falls? Its beauty would leave you mesmerized; the power of the water is just incredible. I can’t wait until it’s my turn.



I actually find it hard to believe that in a world with so many destructive things, we still have these beautiful places, monuments and structures. The just take my breath away.

I can’t wait to travel more and learn a little bit of different languages, not a lot, just enough to have a simple conversation with a local.

It’s always nice to get away, no matter where it’s to, but why not make it an amazing place to be? A change of scenery can really help a person; I know it would help me a lot. It can really help you grow as a person, to take in the culture. Imagine being stuck in a rut, packing up your bags, jumping on a plane and then taking a drive up to the Grand Canyon…tell me that won’t put your life into perspective. It’s going to make you feel amazing, just by standing there and looking.




I want to learn about other people’s cultures, how people on the other side of the world live. I can watch it on the television a million times but it’s never going to be the same until I see it for myself, and do you know what? I bet it’s nothing like I ever expected.

I've been to Rome and have seen the  amazing structure that is the Coliseum, and it's breathtaking.

I want to visit  Paris to see the Eiffel tower and Egypt to visit the Pyramids of Giza. I want to go and visit the 7 wonders of the ancient world…well the ones that have not been destroyed. Life is too short to sit here dreaming about it, there comes a time when you need to make it happen. I want to visit the Great Barrier Reef, to see the northern lights would be an absolute dream; the beauty of it would be incredible. I want to visit the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece and the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, walk along the Great Wall of China and see so much more.

I want to know the danger of visiting a live volcano and travel to the base camp of Everest. I want to do so much with my life, visit so many places and most importantly not regret a thing.

No regrets.

The world is here for us to explore, and I can't wait to see it.

Never ignore your dreams.

Do what you enjoy in life, never stop, never let anyone stand in your way.

This is your life, the only life you will ever have and you need to make the most of it, starting from now.

Don’t sit there waiting around for your dreams to come true, go out and make them happen.


Monday, 28 August 2017

Guest Post: The Lovely Alicia




Hello lovelies, today we're doing something a little different and getting to know another lovely blogger, you can check Alicia's blog out at Alicias Planet or give her a follow on twitter at @alicias_planet

1. What is your favourite word?


Probably mad. I don’t know why but everything is just mad, someone does something funny, it’s mad. Someone does something stupid it’s mad. It’s just become my catchphrase!

2. If you owned your own business, what would it be and what would it be called?

Me and my friend always talk about how cool it would be to set up a restaurant/takeaway that sells healthy protein food for people who are into food prep for the gym. So they could come in and have a made to order burger or salad that would be super healthy. Then next door there would be a takeaway dessert shop that did absolutely everything for people who weren't so interested in the healthy food. Don't quite know of a name, something funny for sure! 

3. I you could only watch one film for the rest of your life, what would it me?

Definitely Shutter Island. I went through a stage of watching the film constantly, and I could happily sit down and watch it now. The plot twist in the film has just shocked me for life. If you haven't watched it I urge everyone to. It's got Leonardo DiCaprio in so it's a winner. 

4. What's your favourite flower?

Probably a Lily. I just love them. They're my mom's favourite as well so maybe that's where I get it from?

5. If you won the lottery, what would be the first 3 things you would do?

I'd give my mom and dad a large sum of it so they're settled for the rest of their lives. I'd book a really long holiday to Thailand and Australia because it's always where I've wanted to travel to. I'd give a big sum to cancer research too! 

6. What do you think has had the largest influence on the person you are today?

Probably my Grandad passing away. It was the worst time of my life, but it's made me such a stronger person, and I'm always pushing myself to make him proud.

7. What's something you've never done before that you've always wanted to? Why haven't you done it?

Ermm, I've always wanted to go traveling for a month or more to Australia or Thailand, but I got into a relationship, no regrets ... I think ;) and I was busy with work and now I'm off to college and then to Uni. So unless my partner can take a month out of work and come with me, I don't think I could leave him for that long, even if it is a dream of mind. I'll make it happen one day!

8.  What's one thing that most people don't know about you? 

Well only a select few people know about this but who cares. I got myself into a bad amount of debt that I'm still spiraling in. I pay a bit off each month and then end up spending it again. I've been in the same amount of debt for about a year now lol. I need help!

9. What do you order at Starbucks?

I'm not much of a Starbucks girl. I usually grab one at the airport services, but when I do have one it's strictly no coffee, I can't stand it! So I go for one of the coolers, either the caramel or the fruit ones. Starbucks is wasted on me.

10. Wat's the ont thing you'd most like to change about the world?

The danger! I can't stand what's going on in the world right now, not just in the UK, but across the world. There is so much devastation and death, I just wish it would stop, but sadly there seem to be no end. 

Did you enjoy getting to know the lovely Alicia as much as I did? Remember to go and check out her blog and give her a follow on twitter, you won't regret it! 

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