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. 
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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.

WHY CAN NO ONE DRIVE????? WHERE DO THESE MORONS PASS THEIR TEST?



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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 Hotels.com 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!
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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.

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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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