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Happy Valentine’s Day – Part 2!

If you’re single and you’re still upset about not having a special someone buy you a present. Don’t forget that all the chocolate goes on half-price tomorrow morning!! MjAxMy01YmExMDgwZDBhOTRjNDgwThat is one thing I can’t disagree with!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!…. well to some people out there reading this. For me it’s another day that highlights to those who are single?? I ask myself would I want to be in a relationship on this day? To pay more money out on flowers or chocolates. To be told you have to show love because of pressure from others around you. In true fact one reason why I dislike the day is the competition on social media. Vloggers who post videos of “What they got.” The day has lost it’s true reason for celebrating, like most holidays. It was sending a card to say you liked or loved someone, depending on circumstance. Example being in Downton Abeby showing the simpleness of the day. Honestly if I was in a relationship I wouldn’t want it. Being the person who believes in doing something spontaneously, I don’t really agree with this day. It shouldn’t just be shown on 14th February but when you feel like it. To whoever you are, if you’re in a new relationship, been in a relationship for years or single like me. Take it as it is, but Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Packing Drama: Part one

The worst bit about planning a trip away is the dreaded thought of having to pack. I’ve never been any good at it. Even as a kid, my mum went through my bags to make sure I had everything. I always leave things behind. Forget to pack something. Forget to think about the activities I will be doing when away. Check weather forecast to reflect the packing. Generalness I am pure useless over packing. The thought of having to pack is dreading me with fear. I know what we’re doing, but I’m unsure on what to wear. The thing that makes me panic the most, is packing the wrong outfit for the occasion. Nights out – I can just about do. Travelling to and from – I can do that too. I can’t seem to do activities. That’s what is making me stuck. How do you do this?

In the past when I’ve been to places with friends, they have given me tips, but even these don’t work.

  1. Make a list of the things you need. Go through the list. Check it off one by one.
  2. Look at weather – sunny = flipflops, rain = waterproof
  3. Be prepared – buy things in advance so no last minute shopping
  4. A friend once said, plan your clothes around the colour so they interlink and it means you pack less things and you know it will all work when styling your outfit.
  5. If you forget something, you’ll find a shop you can buy it or a friend you can borrow it off!

It’s my mission this week to prove to myself, that I can pack and do it right! Either way I think making a list will be best foot forward at the moment.

I’m an Aunty…. again!

After introducing myself on my blog, my second blog was about my nephew Josh, how him being born, making me an Auntie is the best feeling ever. He lights up my world, makes me proud, encourages me to do well and pushes me everyday. 17 months later, 99 posts later, here is my 100th post on my blog, telling you about my new little nephew.

One busy Monday in work, I get a message of my sister saying she has gone into hospital as she’s having contractions, my dad is on his way to look after Josh and one Mother on recuperation all excited texting me too. After work, I headed to my sisters house, watched an episode of Mickey Mouse’s Clubhouse, put Josh to bed, realised you cannot get Fish and Chips near her house and ended up reintroducing my Dad to Dominoes. I got packed off back to my dads to get some sleep, while him and his wife stayed over night at Sarah’s. In the early hours of the morning Sarah gave birth to another little boy called Eoin. (As I don’t speak Irish, I honestly thought his name was “Eeeyoooo-in” like Eeyore, but I soon found out it’s Owen but in Irish.)

After surviving their first night together, and another day in work I went and had my first cuddle and the important first selfie. When Josh was born, I made sure I had the first. He was so little, so cute, fell head over in love with him just like Josh,  but I was so thankful they allowed me to have a cuddle!

I am so excited to see what the future holds. Josh introduced me to nappys, baby food, making me appreciate it when I see him laugh, smile, crawl, walk for the first time. I’ve learnt so much from him, I am so thankful. Who knows what Eoin will teach me, but I know that I am all excited to find out!!

Something will stay the same, like I predicted in my second blog about Josh. He will become a Disney Geek, like his mum, Grandma, Me and his big brother Joshua. I’m still excited about going off to meet Mickey for the first time soon. Looking forward to seeing Eoin smile, crawl, laugh and walk and what Josh is like when he does this.Overall I am just excited to see what life brings!

Being an Aunty, is one of the best gifts in the world you can ever receive, thank you Sarah and Adam!

Happy New Year… again!

Happy New Year!!!

So you’re going to think I’m mad by saying this, but to me I am restarting the year off again. 2016 for me will not have the traditional 12 months of the year, but 11 months of the year as I am ruling out January.

I don’t want to go into too much detail, with facts and personal stuff being disclosed but it hasn’t been great. To sum up, I’ve had three people in my family in hospital. I’ve had a night which I would rather not remember. An argument which escalated into something about nothing. Two many tears rolling down my face. Too many hours wasted on counting sheep trying to sleep. Too many anxious moments causing lots of fibro attacks. It’s been one busy month, one I would not like to repeat.

Though January has been a bad month, a few good things have come out of it:

  1. I got to spend time with my nephew, ate battenburg and watched Stella with my sister
  2. I do have people I can call when in need / trouble (not just my family!)
  3. I realised my work colleagues are amazing people and so thankful to have them all
  4. I’ve started believing in myself again
  5. Learnt one powerful lesson in life thanks to work, home, family, friends etc!

Though January 2016 has been a relatively awful month, some good things have come out of it. Overall not a month I would like to repeat. Here’s to 2016, let’s make it a good year, from 1st February 2016 onwards!

Barbie’s new friends

It’s 11pm on a Thursday night, long day at work, fibro playing up, nothing’s packed to go back to the North East tomorrow. As normal I am procrastinating on Twitter, when I should be doing something more constructive. However Barbie is trending, working in the toy industry I clicked onto see why it was trending. Barbie has announced that they will be expanding their range and introducing a tall, petite and curvy Barbie.This excites me. Not just because I am now working for an amazing Toy Retailer, become slightly obsessed reading all things toy related but because I am a curvy girl. To me having a doll I can relate to would be awesome. I think toys should be toys and not have a stigma attached to them. In the world, we all don’t look the same (unless your a twin – like a friend pointed out to me!), we all don’t think the same and we all come from different backgrounds in life. Like I said in my previous blog about kids dressing up, I agree with this. I feel that having a toy range where a doll is in a wheelchair or like the Toy Like Me range is something I would encourage. I know friends who have children who encourage this. Reading blogs on the internet, many out there do. I wasn’t a child who played with Barbie but liked Fireman Sam and Noddy more. I think tonight I applaud Barbie for bringing this new range out, excites me to see what else they bring out. When I can get a chance to own my very own Curvy Barbie!

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