Thursday, 30 March 2017

The 4 Tiny Steps I'm Taking to Improve My Life This Year

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You may or may not have read my post about my fears that I peaked in school and my teenage years were the best of my life. That was a depressing realisation for me and it went hand in hand with the niggling voices in the back of my head telling me that I am currently not at all the person that I want to me or, worse, the person that I know I am. I've lost a bit of myself in recent years. 

Monday, 27 March 2017

Shit I Got No Time For: Road Rage Edition

My original Shit I Got No Time For post is one of my most highly viewed posts and you miserable bastards loved it too. So time for round two. Ya ready?

I have a terrible temper in my day to day life. I'm not proud of it, it's just a fact. I am an all round terrible person...  I'm even worse on the road. EVERY ONE MAKES ME ANGRY.



Thursday, 23 March 2017

36 Hours in Gibraltar: What To Do

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Martin and I had wanted to go on a weekend away in lieu of Valentines and anniversary celebrations to use the money in a way that we would enjoy more than two £50-60 "date nights". We also had a voucher that we needed to use ASAP, so when we saw return flights to Gib for £50 each from Bristol we booked without thinking! We were only away from Tuesday evening to Thursday evening, so it was a super brief trip but a few people had said that, really, 2 days was all you need to see the main things. And I pretty much agree!

Monday, 20 March 2017

What If I Peaked in School?

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This thought fucking terrifies me. It is one of the saddest things I can think of for myself.

I was actually talking about a boy I went to school with who was incredibly intelligent and could have gone on to do amazing things - pretty much anything he chose to do. But he didn't. "It's sad he kind of peaked in school," I said to a mutual friend of ours.

I could be totally wrong here, about both of us. I'm almost sure I'm wrong about him but me? I'm not so confident. I think I peaked in school. In almost every aspect of my life. I'm not saying I loved school and looked forward to it every single morning to fill my brains with more (often useless) knowledge. I actually used to pretend to be sick pretty often to not be forced to go. I don't even know why I did that, because I had so so so many friends. Lovely friends who I had such amazing times with. We had so much fun and they really shaped me as a person - for better or for worse.


Friday, 17 March 2017

New Garden Mood Board (For Our New House!)

After the stress and heartbreak of losing out on what we thought was our dream house a few months ago, we have great news. Everything absolutely does happen for a reason! We had an offer accepted and our mortgage application approved and we are completely on track to purchase our home. Miles better than the first and it's just a dream come true.

So, naturally, I've planned the decor for every single room and a have comprehensive Excel spreadsheet for everything we need (Colour coded by urgency... Yeah). One of the things I'm most excited for, though, is a garden. I've lived in a flat for 5 years now so when Spring comes and the sun starts peaking through the clouds, I often can't enjoy it like I would love to.

Our new garden is nothing special - it's a front garden (Not idea but not a deal breaker, obviously) and it's all gravel at the moment BUT it's got a hell of a lot of potential to be a pretty little space for me to sit down and read with a cup of tea or pitcher of something stronger when the weather is nice. Which is all I want!

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