Why I Love Monday’s – Beating the Monday Blue’s.

Monday. The beginning of every week and for some reason is always hated. I used to hate Monday’s, despised them actually. We stumble into a Monday with wild hair, bleary eyes that can barely stay focused and a need to retreat back into the confines of our warm, loving beds.

I was the same until I started to look at it a little differently. Normally the hardest part of doing anything, like a new chapter or adventure is the beginning. So what if Monday’s where the exact same………the start of something new!!

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A mess of a new adventure. Plus some tea for the nerve’s!

Here’s why I like looking at Monday a little differently now:

  • I can start the week the exact way I want to finish it. With amazing results and being very productive.
  • Remembering each day is a new day, don’t let a bad day ruin the rest of the week!!
  • A chance to re-vamp and re-evaluate any goals for that week or month.
  • Can decide what needs to be worked on that week. For example, blog, health, fitness, me time?
  • Focusing on a positive or strong mindset for that week. I’m in control, as the last week is exactly that…..the past.
  • Can decide on a new topic to learn or even focus on.

I love how even keeping a positive attitude has changed the last week. I’ve been asked how I do it by customers at work. My life is in my hands, I decide what happens and my attitude can have a huge impact on that. So I’d rather start my week off on the right foot and make that continue into the rest of the week.

Until next time my lovelies.

xx

Letter to My Little Dragon

Just recently I got a call about you. Picking up the phone I was filled with excitment, thinking of what to get you for your birthday. Then the news of a bomb shell dropped along with my mood and stomach. 

It was over. The battle at this moment in time was over. And I really had no idea what to say. I spoke to your mum, to understand from her point of view. While I may not agree completely with her, I am not her. She could no longer cope with the onslaught of negativity and in a simple term abuse. And as she spoke I knew it must have been difficult for her to make that desicion. Your mum is still there in your life just not playing as active a role. 

If I’m honest I still can’t get my head round it all. We where so close little dragon, so damn close. But alas this time I must hang up my sword and shield little dragon. I had thought of going on with the fight but knew I was in no postion to aid you. Plus I would have a great deal more on my hands. 

My dear little dragon, I miss you and I hope to see you again. When?? I do not know, but know that this old dragon will welcome you with open arms. 

This is a fight that I must walk away from and sadly let you go. Its beyond difficult but it is for the best. It’s what is best for you my little dragon. 

Until I see you again little one. 

Love this old dragon.

Xx

Why I Won’t Listen Too Other’s Opinion’s of My Life.

Everyone has an opinion, a say in something. And that’s completely fine in some areas but not in others. 

My life. My rules. I used to care and listen to people’s opinion’s about me all the time. I tried to become what they wanted and ended up crashing. Looking in the mirror I began to see what these opinion’s had done to me. So I broke all those chains, dropped the shackles and removed the poison from my viens. 

Now I scare people with my confidence. Some hate that their words no longer mean anything. Other’s barely recongnise me. 

The only opinion about my life that matters is my own. No one elses. No one else lives my life, puts air into my lungs or see’s through my eyes. Only me. 

People will express a negative opinion because they want to see me fall, to see me fail or become the person I was before. Heck they’ll spread lies. Anything that they can to get people to listen. And that’s fine. 

I learned the hard way that the only opinion that matters in my life is my own. My intelligence, my laugh, my life. It’s not ran by anyone else, no one else live’s it but me. No one know’s my thought process or how I came to a conclusion. If they care, then they shall ask. 

If I want someone’s opinion then I’ll ask them. 

It’s your life. The only opinion that matters in your life is your own. 

Xx

Moonlight Melts – Wax Melts Review. 

Right now my flat is smelling like a bakery with freshly made cakes. And it smells amazing. As soon as you open the door, the smell just invites you in. And I love it. 

Coffee caramel cream. Yum. 

Currently burning the Coffee Caramel Cream by the Moonlight Melts. A small company based here in Britain who makes everything by hand!!!! *whispers, who is currently working on the new autumn range!!!* Can not wait for them to be added to the shop. 

Love the little stickers that where used in the packaging. Just adds that little reminder that it was a small buisiness that I bought from and will defo continue to support for the future. 

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This is the one thats currently being melted and the scent as I’ve already said is just amazing. A lovely blend of caramel and coffee with neither over powering the other. This is Ross’s favourite one at the moment, not sure if thats mainly due to the caramel. 😄

I also got these too as it was only £1.80 for a pack of 4. Can’t wait to melt the Sea Salt & Woodsage for that lovely blend of oceon and earthy scents. Black Kiss is gonna be amazing as well. Okay if I’m honest they’re all gonna smell great! Wish I could box the scent up and send it too you all. 

Now I’m off to enjoy a cuppa and indulge in my lovely smelling flat. 

Until next time my lovelies.

Xx

Interviews…….Interviews…..And The Wait!!

I’m gonna be honest here, the last few months have been very difficult. From no job to moving to some place completely new, things ain’t really been easy. It’s been stressful, a few emotional outbursts, a ton of anxiety and a lack of funds thrown into the mix has made things hard. Very hard. 

And now. Well I’m sat here anxiously waiting on news after 3 weeks to see when I can actually start. I have the job which is great but I don’t have the start date. Which is not so great. In the last few days I’ve called my employer (can I call them that yet??) And chased up my references myself. Too the point I’m probally driving them mad or getting sick of me. 

All this waiting has slowly put me into a more negative mood though. I want to get motivated but it can be difficult to do so. My funds are close to drying up but I wont let this get in my way!!!! We moved here for a fresh start, if I need to hassle my employer and call him (again!!!!!) for my start date. Then I will. I’m excited to start working again, to provide for myself and help Rossco with all the little things. 

I even have several interviews lined up just incase this start date doesn’t come today. Some are more than 2 hours away!!! Nightmare for bus travelers like myself. And a worry on the funds. But I plan on making this work. I’ll work through it cause lets be honest here…….I’m far too stubborn to stay down for too long. I’ve got plans and I will reach them, one way or the other. 

Xx

Life with NO Internet

Well it happened. It finally happened. Knew it was coming but gutted that it’s so soon. What you may ask? My data ran out and I have no internet in the flat yet. So I’m currently sat in the local library mooching off their free wifi. 

The last few days has kinda made me realise just how much I depend on the internet. Finding local places, youtube, twitter, instagram etc. Never really noticed how big a part they played in my life until they where actually gone. How often I reach for my phone to check twitter for the latest gossip or info on whats happening in the world. Or scrolling through instagram and wishing I was on a white beach somewhere. 

Can’t complain to much though. My flat is spotless, and sorted. Clothes orginised as much as possible. Boxes have become a makeshift wardrobe. 😄 I’ve read some books I forgot I had and now half way through a sketchbook!!! Even got a night time routine going on for relaxing. It just goes to show how much of a distraction the internet is. But I do miss it for music playing in the background or finding something out. 

I’m now a regular at the local library, staff have been lovely and really helpful too. Got even more books out and plan on reading them later on. 

But I gotta go, library is joined to the school and my peace has been shattered by excited children. Heart warming to see really. 

Anyway until next time. 

Xx

Home Alone and Figuring It Out.

Hello folks. How are you all this lovely day? I’ve finally got my feet up after a very busy morning. Been in the new flat for 3 days now and I’ve never been so exhausted. Due to many factors such as: heat, lifting heavy boxes, noticing whats been left behind and losing my bank card. Oh can’t forget lack of sleep……….it’s gonna be another early night for me. 

Found this little creek while out walking. So pretty.

But so far this little adventure is going really well. Just had an interview which I smashed!!! Yay me!!! I was even 45 minutes early even though I thought I was gonna be late. Strange English trains. 

The floofballs have settled in nicely. Damos has become a live wire but is healthy and happy. Managed to register them at a local vets that specialize in chinchillas, so plan on taking them there soon for a check up. They didn’t hear me………good! Don’t want 200 poops being thrown at me!!

Damos snuggled back in again. Silly wee floofer. 😍

I did have a major problem the other day. I spent 1 hour + trying to figure out how my washer/dryer goes on a dryer cycle!!!! (Never owned one, always had em as an individual piece) I had to figure this huge detail out……..by myself!!! Which isn’t easy when you don’t have the interwebs to rely on. 

The partner had went back up north to get the rest of our things. It was nerving at first being on my own in such a new area but I soon relaxed. I got to doodle and even work in my sketchbook. 

Well gotta go. The kettle has boiled so cuppa time. Thanks for reading you gorgeous people. 

Until next time. Bye. 

Xx

Moving and A New Adventure

Having thought about what I’d say to you when we both knew it would be the last time for a while. I was used to seeing you every week, chatting away about silly things and catching up on the latest gossip. Then I got the news. News that would take me 400+ miles away from you. 

The last day I saw you, we kept it fun. Had a few cuppa’s and some laughs. Then came the time neither of us where looking forward too. The goodbye. When I cuddled you I didn’t want to let go. But I had too, for me. And I did. The next day my partner and I left at 5am to make the 8 hour journey to our new home. While I miss you now, I know the next time I see you will be amazing and filled with laughs. 

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So my partner and I have completed our move to England and got our keys to the flat last night. We where exhausted but it was worth it and going to sleep felt amazing. 

Not the best photos but these 2 cuties, who I had been stressing and worrying about slept most of the journey. They settled in to the new place faster than us!! 

Its strange going from a house to a flat. But it’s our flat. No tag on’s, or a shadow. Just us. A fresh start for us and I can not wait. London is just a 40 min train trip away and I’m beyond excited. 

See you all later lovelies. 

Xx

Massive Clear-out And Huge News

Hello my lovelies. The last month has been crazy, like beyond crazy. I’ve been putting loads of things on the back burner, like looking for work, drawing, finishing my half started projects. That is until just recently. Recently my partner (Rossco) and I finally got the news that we had been waiting for. Rossco got his transfer, so that means we will be leaving the chilly north and heading down 446 miles and spending roughly 8 hours in a car to move to our new home in England. Which we haven’t settled on yet. Luckily this Monday is fully booked with flat viewings! Gonna be super busy. Plus need to get our 2 furbabies down without over stressing them. This will be a challenge. (Wish us luck please!)

Due to the news I have been clearing out all the stuff I no longer want or need. And I can tell ya right now it’s a lot of stuff. It’s strange going through all these belongings and coming to terms that it is time too move on from them. My wardrobe has been emptied and 2 black bags are heading off to charity. I’m giving my friend loads of my jewellery and her kids are getting some of my teddies. (The ones that I’m not keeping. Snowy is coming with me though!!!) Today I’ll be going through all my books (trying to decide which ones are important. Please send help!) Plus I’ll be going through my crafts box to finish off some projects and see what I can do now.

Both our families know and have been fully supportive of this huge move. Even with their support, constantly telling myself everything is gonna be fine and Rossco letting me take charge of packing…….I’m still so damn nervous. My emotions have been all over the place but I’m very excited. It’s a whole new adventure, it will be a culture shock but it will have so many new opportunities. Heck I’m even applying to internships and looking at apprenticeships as we speak. Along with job hunting of course.

Who knows I may have more to write about now! May even get involved in some blogger events. So exciting and so damn nerve wrecking. Anyway see ya all on the other side.

Until next time my lovelies.

xx

Chinchilla Tuesday. Take 2. 

Zzzzzzzzz. Zzzzzzzzz. (Squeeks cutely) Hmmmm, hello (yawn) hoomans. Me and Damos are settling down for the night after lots of playtime. Dis is my tunnel, I like hiding in here and sleeping cause I can get all cosy tosy. Mummy says I’m like a……a……

Damos – like a bug in a rug maxie. 

Maximillion – yeah what Damos said. I’ve never seen a bug in a rug before……I wonder if they taste any goods. 

Thats Damos on his ledge. His favourite ledge. He clicks at me if I’m on it or pushes me off’s it. Mummy loves our sleepy ears and says we are outs of signals and need to recharge our batteries. 

Dat reminds me of a funny thing I dids this week. Mummy and Daddy where cleaning our pen out. Mummy had took the bottom of the pen out to give it a goods clean and I wanted to know what she was doing. I jumped down beside her and gave her such a scare that my mummy squeaked. The wall needed to go up so I wouldn’t hurt myself and as mummy and daddy finished Damos came out to play to. 

Damos – (yawns) that was fun. We had such a giggle and jumped around. Mummy and daddy had finished cleaning things up when we thought it would be funny to play hide and seek. We like hiding alot and hid under our clean pen. Mummy wasn’t so impressed with us but let us play. 

We did give mummy a bit of a fright. Me and Maximillion had started fighting about the stick that we had. We started our use clicking and stuff when mummy told us to be good and not to hurt each other cause we are family. We got some of our favourite oats as a treat. 

Sorry hoomans but Maxie is sleeping and I’m tired too. So night night hoomans. See you all laters.