**Words For The Day**

This is your life – make a stand!
xOx

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Published in: on November 25, 2011 at 9:10 pm  Comments (1)  
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If you could see into my mind this is what you would see….

Published in: on November 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Sharing Time

I wanted to share just a few of the things I have been up to recently…enjoy =D

**coffee, books, cake and tea, a comfy chair makes me feel cosy**

I ventured into my local Starbucks for my daily coffee fix and to my complete surprise I came across a book shelf – I did not expect to find this in the middle of the cafe BUT what a beauty it was!! 

 
**cupcakes, cupcakes, pink and brown, lots of chocolate to go around**

I have been feeling very creative recently so when I was asked to provide something for a bake sale I decorated these little beauties…

**she wears a cape and saves the world, she is a vixen, her name – batgirl**

We had a day of fancy dress at work so with nothing to wear (and the fancy dress shops closed) I had no choice but to improvise…


**music, music, all around it picks me up when I am down**

Today I took a massive plunge and recorded a song for the first time in 4 years . It isn’t my best but I have to say – it is good to be back.

**goats cheese, goats cheese I lurve you, with caramelized onions added too**

My hubby-to-be and I have been experimenting in the kitchen this week and we have made some gorgeous dishes. My two favourite dishes of this week were; sticky honey pork with creamy mash and goats cheese and caramelized onions on bread – yum!!

 

oXo

 

 

Published in: on November 17, 2011 at 8:07 pm  Leave a Comment  
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**No Introduction Needed**


You know when music just grabs you and totally takes over your whole being – well tonight I am enjoying one of these moments.  Rather than listening to the whole of a song I am finding myself flicking. Technically this isn’t a bad thing because I have realised there are some AWESOME song intros out there. So with my iPod on shuffle and my headphones in – here are my top 20 song intros….

20. Sum 41 – In Too Deep

19. Rihanna – Man Down

18. Jessie J – Mamma Knows Best

17. Tom Jones – Leave Your Hat On

16. Michael Jackson – Who’s Loving You

15. Lionel Richie – Easy

14. Alice Cooper – School’s Out For Summer

13. ACDC – Back In Black

12. Queen – Another One Bites The Dust

11. Michael Jackson – Billie Jean

10. Muse – Knights Of Cydonia

9. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Can’t Stop

8. Stereophonics – Handbags and Gladrags

7. My Chemical Romance – I’m Not Okay

6. Maroon Five f.Christina Ag – Moves Like Jagger

5. Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O Mine

4. Mutemath – Spotlight

3. Stevie Wonder – Superstition

2. Muse – Supermassive Black Hole

1. Michael Jackson – Beat It

Thank you to those that wrote these amazing intros – you are legends!

Full Stop

xo

Published in: on November 13, 2011 at 8:35 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Lessons Found In The Tranquilty Of The Obvious

Bonfire night is my ultimate favourite night of the year! As autumn’s slightly chilled breeze whips my face and the warm, awe-inspiring fireworks light up the sky, enough for me to see my treacle toffee, standing with my loved one all wrapped up and cosy allows the world and its worries to explode with the fireworks – what is there not to like about this night? 

Yet as I watch this wonderful display unfold before me I am conscious that despite their beautiful colours, their fantastic sound and the familiar, comforting smell they release – fireworks are indeed very dangerous and have dramatic consequences upon our o-zone layer.

How can something so beautiful be so damaging at the same time? 

It was this thought that brought me to a stop: no longer am I fascinated by the firework display that I treasure so much, but my attention now turns to the guilt that I feel. How could I, as a human being and a lover of this wonderful planet, engage and encourage the release of something that could cause damage to our lovely earth? The more I think about this the more I thought I was about to become a raging activist (for those who don’t know me I am usually all for the rights of humans rather than the environment so this would have been a complete shock) but it has since emerged that this was not the lesson to be learnt; in fact other than giving me a kick up the bum to start respecting the world more, the lesson I actually needed to learn wasn’t anything to do with the environment at all. 

I used to have this amazing yet slightly annoying gift that forced me to see the good and the beauty in everything. I have realised very recently though that my focus is starting to drift more and more onto the negative. Such negativity is causing me to fear and is ultimately stopping me from truely living.

This is something I have to change!!

Just as I stand watching the fireworks I see their beauty, but I focus on their danger – this should be the other way around. There may be injustice, hatred and anger in the world, but there is also so much beauty – in fact there is loads of it – you just have to look! So from now on I say this; lets stop focusing on the negative – evil is out there so be aware but remember so is goodness in its beautiful form. Goodness will always win over evil, so as the positive stares you in the face – embrace it and respect it!

Thank you fireworks, you beautiful explosives, for a lesson found in the tranquility of the obvious =D

Published in: on November 4, 2011 at 9:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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