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Seems I skipped a day or two


Day 7 & 8 seemed to have been skipped. It’s been a busy and tiring weekend.

Day 7 – the best thing about my day was being able to speak to my brother for 3 hrs, 21 minutes! He’s my big little brother and I’m so proud of all he has achieved so far! Keep going little bro; you’re going to do some amazing stuff with your life!

Day 8 – my best qualities, I genuinely hate answering questions like this. There are days I find it difficult to think of things I am good at or things that are good about me. For now, two of the qualities I definitely know are my best; empathy and adaptability.

Day 9 – my top priorities – these would be spending time with my little family and investing in myself through reading and learning new skills that I have left on the back burner for years.

So that’s the last 3 days in a nutshell, short and sweet! I’ll leave you with a photo of our tiny pooch, Miss Tiggles.


Such a short blog of the last three days but “back to work” fatigue has hit hard, all the same I didn’t want to give up my 30 day challenge, even if I do miss posting something every day.

Looking forward to Day 10, see you then



Books & Memories


Day 5 & 6

My days have got busy again, it’s back to work, day 2 and I am already tired. Most grateful for the weekend!

Main note to self: schedule blog posts into diary to complete 30 day challenge!

Today I am sharing photos with short comments of the day 5 (books in my reading list) & day 6 (something to remember) prompts; it seemed fitting since they don’t need much explanation.


The five books I aim to read this year!


Remembering my Auntie Bev today! Most sorely missed


Memories with my Auntie B and Uncle M – when I was little

Time to chill.  See you again tomorrow.


A really good idea!*

*disclaimer – here’s hoping!

Day 4

I work as an elected officer for a university Student Union. It is hectically busy, quite challenging and lots of fun, there is never a dull day! One of the main hurdles to overcome is finding ways to engage with the wide range of students.

My idea – challenge students, elected officers and SU staff to Bop It!

The basic idea would require a bop it per campus (we have at least 5 campuses, I know, it’s crazy!) and a Challenge Leader board. Set up, await students, play Bop It, have something fun to talk about or tell others about – engage!!

I already bought my family our own Bop It over Christmas and it’s fun seeing who can get the highest score, so here’s hoping this really good idea really is an idea worth talking about in the near future. I will definitely keep you posted!

Till tomorrow …


Few Notes:
  • Bop It Leader Challenge starts at the end of January
  • Bop It aren’t sponsoring me for this post ­čÖé┬á

Day 2 didn’t even get a peek!┬áI woke up feeling unwell, but was determined to go for a walk with doggie and family, so I made the effort to get ready and we ventured out. Once we’d arrived back home I felt so much worse and spent the rest of the day in bed with a terrible headache, lots of sneezing and feeling sorry for myself. I even started typing for day 2, but gave up after one sentence. However you only fail if you give up completely, not falter for one day, so here is a little something on day 2 and day 3 of the blog challenge!

Day 2 – Something good from last week

Last week we had Christmas (& New Year’s), feels ages away now, which is weird after all the build up to it! There were a few good things, spending time with family and good friends, being able to relax a little after a very busy few weeks at work, eating some great food and getting some lovely jubbly presents!

The two best things from last week, however, were: seeing my teen, who suffers from anxiety, come with us on Christmas day to spend the entire day out among quite a few more people than she is generally used to. This made me smile inside! It has been a reasonably tough year which may get mentioned in future posts, but for now it is definitely the small things which keep us going! The second thing that made me really happy was having my boyfriend spend his first Christmas (& New Year’s) with us, I can’t wait for many more!


Day 3 – A time when I was frightened

Not entirely in the mood to be exceptionally personal in today’s blog post, I’ll use the excuse that I still feel unwell and don’t want to upset myself too much further. (Definitely am still unwell, but needed to find some energy so I can sort children for “January back to school” and that, as I am sure some of you know, is a right mission!!)

So spider talk it is. I am a terrible arachnophobe. It is such an awful fear; irrational and debilitating all at the same time and try as I might, I cannot stop myself from being frightened of those small furry eight legged creatures who hide just out of sight until they need to make a dash for heck knows where right at the moment I need to be getting somewhere and then my world falls apart. I often scream, so everyone straight away knows what is going on. Then I freeze and start to shake, usually cry if it is quite a big spider, but often I will call for help. Someone needs to come kill it. ┬áMurder the spider! It is terrible, I know, and I worry that many spider relatives will come find me one day to take revenge due to all the spider murders I have committed or ordered. It’s like I am the spider mafia, but don’t judge, I feel bad enough already.

Back to the story at hand. Every time I go shower I check my towel for any sign of spiders, this is due to a whole other story, which I might tell some day, but it means now I always check my towel, without fail, it is essentially a habit from many years ago! ┬áSo about 4 days ago now, I check my towel, and low and behold, a fast black spider….running for its life (I am sure it must have┬áheard about my reputation as spider killer). Anyway, cue me screaming, throwing my towel on the ground and then watching the spider try to run away, off my towel, onto the bedroom carpet and under the cupboard. The adrenalin kicked in and I grabbed my boot to stomp the spider to its flattened end. Important point to note, I never usually kill them myself because I am too scared of them, but that day I just did. My boyfriend came in a minute or so after and could see I was shaken up, towel on the floor and he knew – Spider! He did what he always does, started searching for it, but this time I told him I had already got it, he even had to make sure it was a spider in case I had only seen a bug of some kind and was just freaking out. But nope, I had squished it. Now, I know, it is mean, killing a small little thing which essentially isn’t going to harm me, but it’s my fear and they completely frighten me, so this day was a victory! It didn’t stop me from shaking and feeling horrid to the point I was crying – I did get hugs from my guy to help – but I did it! Hopefully this is a positive step to overcoming my fear meaning one day I can stop being frightened by creepy crawlies of the eight legged kind (and also end my killing spree)!

Thanks for reading, if you stuck around for this long! I got a little carried away with my story; see you tomorrow for day 4, a really good idea!

Have a good Tuesday evening.


Interruptions, fears and good things!

Happy New Year


Happy 2017!

No point going on about how I am back, it seems to be my track record to start and then never carry on; instead this time I have decided to take on a 30 day blog challenge. I am sort of cheating as I picked a June version I found on Pinterest instead of say, a January one, but this is me, I am rather random. I picked June for two reasons: June is my favourite month (might be my birthday month) and it has topics I wanted to chat about, so let’s get started!

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