My Blog, My Writing And An Update

 

Hello, As you can tell by my absence (I apologize for that) and by the title of  this blog post you can guess what I am going to be talking to you about.

 

This blog, well what can I say.. . It’s given me a sense of achievement, a purpose and a hobby. It has helped me feel a little bit less worthless about myself and has now been a part of my life for almost two years. However my lack of enthusiasm for it has been getting me down. I love this blog honestly I do but I just haven’t been as interested in it as I once was. And to be perfectly honest it’s not fair on anyone reading this blog to have a haphazard or half arsed blog post (sorry for the swearing) and it’s not fair on me to do something that has started to feel a little bit like a chore.

 

So for now I am going to take a break, I don’t know how long the break will be for or if I’m even coming back but anyone who knows me knows how hard this decision has been for me. I do enjoy writing I really do but my writing interests have been pulled in a different direction.

 

The direction it has been pulled in is towards Shakespeare…

 

As you may or may not know I studied Acting at College. I went to one College, completed and passed a Level One Diploma in Acting. I then went to another College completed and passed a Level Two Diploma in Acting, auditioned and was excepted onto the Level Three Diploma course. But then I proceeded to have a huge breakdown, I turned down the course despite wanting to do it and went to the Doctors. And that’s when I started getting Mental Health treatment and well, here I am.

 

You see I loved Acting it has been the only thing that has helped rather than hinder my Mental Health. The structure and clear concise plannings of what we are going to do in the lesson worked well for me and the feeling that I am worthless and that other people can Act way better than I ever can pushed me to rehearse more and work harder so that when I did perform the piece it turned out good.

 

I had been thinking about this a lot recently and about how when I get better I’d like to get back into Acting as a hobby. So naturally when an old friend from College said she was thinking about starting a Theatre Company I was interested…

 

She gave me more information and asked if I wanted to join which I said yes to. So now I am part of a Theatre Company as an Actress and as a Writer (I had mentioned my scripts that I have been trying to write.) So although a small part of me does wish it would have come at a time when I was better… I am grateful to be a part of it and can only hope that my Mental Health doesn’t get in the way. (I promised myself that when I do get back into Acting then I wouldn’t have another breakdown, I wouldn’t give up on my dream and the thing that makes me happy and I sure as hell wasn’t going to let my Mental Illnesses stop me or get in my way.)

 

Which is where the Shakespeare comes in to it. I have been asked to write a modern adaptation of The Taming of The Shrew which I am currently working on. And I’m the sort of person who wants to give 100% to the work that I do whether that’s writing a blog, writing a modern adaptation of Shakespeare or whether that’s washing up and drying up so that’s what I’m going to do.

 

So this is where I am right now with my life and with this blog.

 

And who knows maybe one day I’ll start writing here again or maybe one day I’ll create a new blog but for now this blog is on hiatus.

 

Goodbye and thank you for sticking with me I truly am grateful.

 

Thank you.

 

xx

Ways To Spend Valentines Day

 

Hello, Because Valentines Day is coming up I thought I’d do a post about some ways to spend Valentines Day/some gift ideas for Valentines Day.

 

For Single People:

 

  • Secret Valentines. This is similar to a secret Santa. You and your friends/work colleagues put names into a hat and pull one out. You then have to buy a present for that person that they would love but without them figuring out who brought the present.
  • Spa Day. You and a group of your friends could book yourselves in for a pamper session. I find it lovely way to treat yourself and have fun at the same time.
  • Anti Valentines Day Party. You could arrange a party with your friends that’s all about the little things about Valentines Day that get your nerves. You could have a heart shaped Pinata which you could bash in, you could watch Romantic films and list all the things that you find stupid about them or have a shot of Alcohol every time something cliche happens.
  • Go On a Holiday. Book yourself (or you and a group of friends) in for a holiday. Treat yourself to that weekend away you’ve always wanted to go to or that road trip that you’ve been thinking about. If you can’t go on or around Valentines Day you could get together with people and plan for it instead.

 

Cards:

 

 

Gifts For Her:

 

  • A traditional Afternoon Tea for two. This is a nice romantic way of spending time with the woman you love the most in your life. This voucher is available for use up and down Great Britain so you can choose where you would like to have your Afternoon Tea. You can check out the gift here: https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/gifts/traditional-afternoon-tea-for-two.htm
  • My English Summer Bath Box. This box with it’s vintage feel is a nice way to treat any woman in your life. With a romantic feel to the box it could be a fantastic Valentines Day present. You can find out more about the gift here: https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/gifts/my-english-summer-bath-time-box.htm
  • An Indulgent Spa Day for two. This gift is a romantic way to spend time with your other half. Although slightly expensive (at £219) you can both rewind with four treatments each. You can find out more about the gift here: https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/gifts/indulgent-spa-day-for-two-with-four-treatments.htm
  • Homemade coupons for treating the love of your life. These are coupons you make yourself and give to her for her to use as a treat. For example you can make coupons for watching her favourite film with you, for you cooking dinner one night or for you doing that chore that she hates doing but normally gets stuck with. Let your imagination run wild!

 

Gifts For Him:

 

 

Experiences:

 

 

Websites used:

 

http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/

https://www.moonpig.com/uk/

https://www.funkypigeon.com/Personalised.aspx?

https://www.gettingpersonal.co.uk/

http://www.virginexperiencedays.co.uk/

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed this post and it has helped you with some ideas on how you may want to spend Valentines Day.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

 

xx

Apologies

 

Hello, If you had read my previous blog post then you would have read about what I wanted to do with my blog this year.

 

I know I wanted to write more, be a bit more honest and to continue with some new series but then I did what I always do and didn’t publish a new blog post.

 

The reason behind that is to do with how (and I apologize for my language) shitty the other week was. As you would have heard David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Brian Bedford died. And this series of news hit me hard!

 

I grew up listen to David Bowie along with quite a few other iconic music artists. His music was like a comfort blanket and a part of the soundtrack for my childhood so naturally I was upset to hear of his death.

 

Alan Rickman was a huge part of my childhood too as I grew up reading and watching Harry Potter. The Philosophers Stone came out when I was 7 going on 8. And I loved it. Alan Rickman also starred in one of my favourite Romantic Comedies. (Which is weird in itself considering I don’t like romantic comedies or any sort of mushy love stuff). It did upset me when I found out he had died because he was such a fantastic actor and the only Snape I could ever imagine.

 

Brian Bedford was the voice of my all time favourite Disney film, Robin Hood. I loved his voice as I found it comforting. I have been re-watching the film multiple times and reliving all my childhood memories of all the times that I watched it.

 

I find it very difficult when someone you loved to watch or listen to as a child dies. It’s almost like a part of your childhood has died with them.

 

To be perfectly honest though January has never been the easiest of times for me. From around the 29th of December to around the 16 of February there is a lot of anniversaries and birthday’s of loved ones that have passed. And unfortunately this month I’ve had another personal loss on top of all that.

 

So I’d like to apologize for not publishing a post sooner. I had every intention of posting and I was even working on a few drafts but unfortunately I didn’t and I’m sorry for that.

 

xx

Sensational Sunday Sayings (Week 5)

 

Hello,  And welcome to Sensational Sunday Sayings week 5. I’m sorry I haven’t posted in over a week but I will be explaining why in a post soon.

 

As you are aware, quite a few celebrities have passed away recently. Some of these are David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Brian Bedford which I grew up listening to/watching. And so I’m going to be sharing some of my favourite sayings/quotes that they have said with you.

 

So onto this week’s saying/quote…

 

“I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.” – David Bowie.

 

I love this quote because I believe it’s very true. Although I am not currently at a place where I feel this way I am working very hard to get there. You see I worry a lot about whether I’m a good person or not, what people think of me and what people think of my work. But this quote gives me something to look forward to, a goal to achieve. One day I will be this way, one day I’ll be able to quote this and it will be right.

 

xx

Sensational Sunday Sayings (Week 4)

 

Hello,  And welcome back to week 4 of Sensational Sunday Sayings and the first one to be published in 2016!

 

As some of you are aware I started this series before my Christmas/New Year break as a way of sharing my favourite sayings/quotes with you. And because this is the first one after the New Year I’m going to be sharing a New Year related saying/quote…

 

“New Year – A new chapter? A new verse? Or, just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt. (Impromptu Scribe.)

 

I have to say I love that saying/quote because I am not one to believe in New Years Resolutions or that how you are on the first day of a new year is how you will be for the rest of the year. I believe that each year will be different. Bad things will happen, things will go wrong. However good things will happen too and things will go right. Every year is the same cycle just with different stories and adventures and different things happening. Ultimately everything evens itself out, it’s how life is. And although we don’t get a choice in everything that happens to us we do get a chance to write our story overall and we can make that story a good one.

 

xx

2016

 

Hello, For my first post of 2016 I wanted to keep it short and sweet. I wanted to welcome you back to my blog (if you have read it before) or to just welcome you in general.

 

If you have read my blog before my little Christmas/New Year break then you might have seen a couple of posts. One of them was what I had received for the 12 Days of Christmas and as I’ve stated I feel really blessed. My Christmas presents stayed along that theme and I ended up receiving some Curling Irons, some really comfy Pajamas and a lot of Make Up. So for the first time in my life I am learning how to use Eye Shadow, Lipsticks, Contour and what different Make Up Brushes do! (I know I’m a bit of late starter when it comes to all this but to be honest I’ve found that I’m a late starter for a lot of things in life!) I have also started a new series of blog posts called Sensational Sunday Sayings where every Sunday I share with you my favourite quotes.

 

Carrying on into 2016 I have some big things happening to me which I would like to share with you. I am going to be continuing with my Sensational Sunday Sayings series and I am hoping to be starting one or two more series as well. I am also going on my first ever Cruise this October so I am hoping to be documenting that experience a lot and hopefully sharing it with you guys. I will also be celebrating my second year of Blogging this April.

 

I want to thank every single one of you who have read my blog posts. I know I’ve said it before but I truly am grateful.

 

Thank you.

 

xx

12 Days Of Christmas (Part 2)

 

Hello, As you may have read I recently did a post about the 12 Days of Christmas and what I have received on each day. I decided to split the post in two so here is the second part…

 

Day 7:

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For day 7 I got a Chocolate Santa Lolly and a box of Farmhouse Vanilla Flavoured Shortbread Bears.

 

Day 8:

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For day 8 I received three Lush Bath Melts. A Melting Marshmallow Bath Melt (the yellowy-pink Bath Oil), a You’ve Been Mangoed Bath Melt (the green one) and a Floating Island Bath Melt (the white one). I also received some White Chocolate Coins.

 

Day 9:

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For day 9 I received some more Chocolate Balls, a Reindeer Chocolate, a Milkybar Bear and a Velvet Tea Party Glade candle which smells a lot like Sherbet, either that or everything smells like Sherbet to me!!

 

Day 10:

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For day 10 I received some Chocolate Snowmen, a Dairy Milk Chocolate Snowman and some Sweet Snuggles Winter Socks.

 

Day 11:

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For day 11 I received some Champneys Citrus Blush Body Lotion, some Champneys Citrus Blush Shower Mousse and some Champneys Hand Moisturizer. I also received some Chocolate Coins and a Lindt Chocolate Bear.

 

Day 12:

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For the last day of the 12 Days Of Christmas I received some Chocolate Coins, a bar of Cadbury’s Dairy Milk (Christmas Edition), some Nail Polish Remover Pads and two Rimmel 60 Second Nail Polishes in Ring A Ring O’ Roses (the pink one) and Pillow Talk (the blue one).

 

Note: All pictures are mine and taken for personal use.

 

So there we have it, days 7-12 of the 12 Days of Christmas. I’ve really enjoyed it and I am feeling very grateful to have been treated to such nice presents.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this post.

 

xx