That’s life!

“I know what it is like to seemingly have everything and feel I have nothing. I know what it feels like to seemingly have nothing and know I have everything” 

DAISY

It’s official I’m 35 years old .

 

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THAT WEED  IS STILL BREATHING EVERYONE. 

 

 

I could be down and think about all the negatives about my youth being pruned  out of my very ‘ raison de etre ‘

OR

I could count my blessings and come up with 35 reasons today is a day worth celebrating.

  1. I woke up to my 5-year-old daughter singing HAPPY BIRTHDAY to me.

  2. I have a husband that I know  loves me and treats me like a Goddess not only on my birthdays but every day of the year. 

  3. I have an amazing Mum -who loves me with all my heart and always wants me to be happy and succeed. 

  4. My Nan is another of my greatest supporters. She shows me that I don’t have to grow old and be a conventional Granny. I can party and have fun living. 

  5. My beautiful cat ,Tatiana- has started sleeping with us again. Finally forgiven me for having a human child (only took her 5 years to get used to the idea).

  6. I’ve met so many awesome people by starting my Blog in September 2015- it is a pleasure to know you and your stories.

  7. I’m more confident in myself.

  8. I am still learning- every day- life is always teaching me something.

  9. I  know the value of family and true friends- my Gran is still alive.

  10. I know that we all have our problems and that we all make mistakes. 

  11. I know that life is for living and moving forward.

  12. I know my faults but more importantly, I know my qualities and assets.

  13. I have music in my life and the ability to write -I am able to express myself.

  14. I know that I’m blessed to have a roof over my head. 

  15. I am ambitious but not greedy – materialistic things can always be replaced -people can’t.

  16. I know that no matter how many times I have wanted to give up -I couldn’t- I am a fighter. 

  17. I love with all my heart and I say what’s on my mind and I know I can be too blunt but I  do come from a good place.

  18. I have been able to repair and renew relationships or at least try to.

  19. I am able to walk, use my arms, talk, sing ( not well) ,dance and be..

  20. I am still alive! (after everything I have experienced in my life and use  it to inspire myself ,motivate myself and share my story of Hope).

  21.  I feel. I cry ,I laugh, I get mad, I get horny ,I get happy , I get sad.

  22. I’m a good person, my heart is in the right place- most of the times. 😉

  23. I make other people laugh.

  24. I have am proud of my roots and heritage and I know where I come from.

  25. I want others around me to succeed.

  26. Each year that passes I become more grateful for who I have in my life.

  27. I’m only 35 and learned a hell of a lot – bumped my head loads of times but I have learned and willing to still learn.

  28. I’m healthy -ish.

  29.  I stand my beliefs and I also get that not everyone has the same beliefs and values as me. As long as people don’t hurt me or others then I am happy to leave them to their way of thinking.

  30. Flowers make me happy -I have a beautiful bouquet next to me from my mom.

  31. I know I am in charge of my happiness

  32. I am not who I was 10 years ago, 5 years ago or even yesterday. I evolve and change.

  33. I have purpose and goals.

  34. I’m full of flaws just like you!

  35. I’m excited to see what I can achieve in the next 35 years. 

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Sunshine will follow the Rain

Life is keeping me super busy. I spent all day grading vintage jewellery  yesterday.

– Yay!

La Familia is starting a business.  We are part Russian. We stick together forever. Till death do us part -aaaaargh! 😀

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 Feeling silly and giddy.

I always do when  I have a load on. I think its a  self-defence mechanism .

I’ve been super busy looking at online websites and getting my business mind grooving,

My Bella Bee has been having nightmares about monsters for the past 4 nights.

Super- uber,  bad nightmares.

Why?

Smelly boys   have been telling my daughter that  monsters are going to come to her bed at night.

 ( sung in Phoebes voice ‘smelly cats’ from Friends’)

‘Smelly boys smelly boys,

news alert, your parents dont love you!

Smell boys smelly boys.

You have  tiny pricks  

Smelly boys ,smelly boys.

You make me sick.’

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Cramming in swotting up and getting an Edu Kash un 😉

Go Daisy! Go, Daisy, I’ve got this. I am successful in everything I do’ – I am my own personal mascot.

Today the weather is dismal .

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So, it is the perfect time to accept the Sunshine Bloggers award and spread some light and love to all those who inspire me, support me, blow me away – I’m not going to nominate you all ‘cos I like to be a bit more intimate and personal but this is for all of you – I give you full permission to take some sunshine and accept the award if you want. Your name doesn’t have to be on this list!

WHO DO I THANK FOR NOMINATING  ME THIS AWESOME AWARD ?

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4therace- MY MIND PROJECTED ONTO THE SCREEN  – want to know information on film, society, and Television. Check this Blog out.

Here is a link to his ABOUT (this dude is 17 years old and has more perspective than a lot of people I have engaged with)

WHAT IS THE SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD AND GUIDELINES TO ACCEPTING IT?

  •  The Key word  here is Sunshine. So which blogs spread a light on your life, in moments when it rains ,pours and it is windy and your umbrella turns into a crow and flies out of your hand?

  • Answer 11 questions from who nominate you and answer what you feel comfortable answering.

  • Nominate 11 Bloggers

  • Ask 11 Questions off your own

 

4THERACE Q&A  TIME

1. What are the 5 best films of the decade thus far (so that’s 2010-2016)?

I’m going by what I have seen ( state the obvious why don’t I?!)

 

Absolutely Fabulous – the movie!

 

The Get down ( it is a series but I am hooked. My inner teen has a TINY crush on the wordsmith.

 

(through gritted teeth) I enjoyed watching  ‘Suicide Squad’– in my defence, I think it was the soundtrack that swayed me 😀

 

The conjuring two.  – creepy.

 

  1. Lucy – what a find!

 

2.Favourite French Film? If you don’t have one, then favorite foreign language film?

 

It has to be ‘La vie en Rose’ I love Edith Piaf. Her music brings me to tears.

3. If you could only watch 5 films for the rest of your life, what would they be?

 

Bell Vue rendezvous

 

Alice in Wonderland ( 1950’s Disney version)

 

Water for Elephants

 

Natural Born Killers

 

Pulp Fiction

4.What do you have to say about modern cinema?

I’m not really a film connoisseur.  I do like my indie/independent films. I like going to the cinema. – Does that count?  The cinema experience is fun – warm popcorn, surround sound.

5. Anime. Yes or No? Why?

I’ve watched a few bits and bobs  when my husband watches them .I think they are unique, I guess I should give it a proper watch and then make a decision. If I did that I would be condoning my husbands taste in a genre – ha ha!

6. What is a television show that you would suggest to anyone?

Anyone? I was going to shout ‘American Horror story’ but not everyone is into so-called horror. I’ve just finished watching season five of ‘Once upon a time’ – it’s really opened my imagination and helped generate my writing.

7.What  do you admire most about the WordPress blogosphere?

The people. The community- without it I don’t think I would still be Blogging.

8.What inspired you to write your blog?

WOW!  erm… nobody in particular. I just set a goal and said  I am going to write a Blog and I did it and that’s it.  I  have found inspirational bloggers on here that have kept me going. I love a challenge.

9.What would you like to see your blog evolve into (if you want it to evolve)?

I want to link more of my real life endeavors with my Blog -one would be my volunteering. I would like to be able to help people help themselves with certain programmes I have done and trained on. I am in two minds about sharing my vintage jewellery business on here. I may have a link on this Blog, in the future, to my online shop. I don’t want this Blog to be a marketing merchandise blog.

10. What is a blog here on WordPress that you would recommend to anyone and why?

I would have to say Jason from Harsh reality.  He is successful. He has writing talent. He uses his blog as a platform to help promote new writers with their books. He is funny. He is not afraid to put his opinion out there.

11. What advice would you give to someone who doesn’t know what they want to do in the future?

Blog wise? mmm, I would say start with what is going on in your life. That is how I started my Blog. My blogs content evolves with what I do in my Life. I like that about my Blog. I like to see it evolving. I don’t like stagnation. I like movement. I like to dance and keep on the go.

THANK YOU FOR THIS NOMINATION.

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SO HAPPY!

 

Drum roll, please.

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 MY SUNSHINE BLOGGER NOMINEES ( some of the bloggers I would like to nominate are award free so they are obviously not on this list)

  1. SUMMER STARTS TO SHINE

  2. BROOKE@ THEUNTOPIAUNIVERSE

  3. 1000 SHADES OF WOMEN

  4. ROB @ART BY ROB GOLDSTEIN

  5. MAHA @FUNHOUSE VISION

  6. ROSIE@ HOOKUP CULTURE

  7. MELISSA @ THE MINDFUL BITCH

  8. POETURJA

  9. HERB@ H.W BRYCE -WRITER AND POET- Books, Blogs and Butterflies

  10. Tetiana Aleksina aka Unbolt @ UNBOLT ME

  11. MANDY@ MANDY’S THOUGHTS

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     (take your time- no pressure -you can save the  award for a rainy day if you wish to )

  1. If You Could Get Away With A Crime, Would You? If Yes, What Would It Be?

  2. In What Ways Do You Hold Yourself Back?

  3. How Do You Want To Be Remembered?

  4. If You Could Travel Anywhere In The World, Where Would It Be?

  5. What Book Has Influenced You Most?

  6. What’s Your Greatest Achievement And How Has It Shaped You?

  7. If You Could Speak Another Language, Which Would It Be And Why?

  8. . Who’s Your Personal Hero/ Blogger  (optional and why?) ?

  9. What Are Your Three Favorite Albums/songs? Why?

  10. If You Could Bring One Fictional Character To Life, Who Would It Be And Why?

  11. Which 1900’S Era Would You Travel Back To? Why?

Catch up with you soon!

DAISY XOXO

Simply Amazing.

Aaaah,

time flies like the wind but fruit flies like bananas.

That is my epically silly start to this fabulous post to say a huge HELLO  and WELCOME  to The Willows. There are some epic Blogs on this list.

Every week I take a look at all my lovely new friends in the Willows – Give you all a massive SHOUT OUT  and then I pick a post that connects with me like in a spiritual way , kind of thing… like a hippy vibe….

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ahem ..  let me clear that up.

-so what I do each week/fortnight is I have a good look around all of your Blogs and pick out a Blog post of yours to share on here.

 

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I LIKE TO CALL THEM DAISY’S STAR POST PICK!

 

 

Ha ha!  I am not a hippy but I do believe if anyone should drop something it should be BEATS  and not BOMBS.

 

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PEACE!

 

 

THANK YOU as always. I am so overwhelmed by your support and Word Press is a great spot to be a part of in the Blogosphere.

A song to listen to  while you check these amazing Bloggers out!

 

So without further ado – please welcome all these blooming marvelous Bloggers to the Willows and beyond.

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Maccansee

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK Red Meat

LETICIA MARIA

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: LOOK FOR PARTY

LIVEWITHSTYLE19 live your life in your own way

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Indian Double Standards

Maya Willemse Every Saturday at 10:00 a new blog post!

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Cute DIY’s

EMBRACING AUTHENTICITY:”Don’t be ashamed of your story it will inspire others!”

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK  “Your current circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start!”

MOTIV-OETRY-ANDLIFE A SOUL SURFING IN AN OCEAN OF WORDS [WORD RULES]

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: 5 Strategies for Keeping Your Sanity in This Insane World

Crumble Cult by Tony Single

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: I WOULD SUGGEST STARTING WITH TONY’S ABOUT THE CRUMBLE CULT FIRST.

andrea forde- Dementia Carer

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: How it all began…

1000 SHADES OF WOMEN: RE BIRTHING THE SELF -ESTEEM MOVEMENT

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: A Woman’s Worth: Aim High Girls!

ednakimaniblog: Welcome to your new home on WordPress.com

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Who she really is.

JUMLAWALA

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: THE ORIGIN OF IMAGINATION ……

WINGS OF POETRY: WINGS OF POETRY Layers Of Life

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK:  Who Am I

Writing for the health of it Self Medicant

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: DO WEHAVE FREE WILL?

IAIN KELLY:CREATIVE WRITING, FICTION, WRITING, WRITING EXERCISE: REVENGE

cherellef  – UNFORTUNETLY THE LINK IS BROKEN. HAVE A WORD WITH WORDPRESS SUPPORT.

SHAWN L. BIRD-teacher, author, poet, and Rotarian Shawn L. Bird in beautiful Shuswap Lake, BC

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: MICRO POEM how to be a writer

Photography Art Plus Photography, Animals, Flowers, Nature, Sky

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK:Segunda Bienal de Muralismo Cali Colombia

My Life is NOT Perfect! Real life raising kids…

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Trying to be honest about life with kids..

RAHEEMJAN760 This website tells you about how to maintain your body fitness …which thing are good for your health and which are bad.This website also tell you about importance of eating fruits and vegetables in our daily life.So follow us to get information about how to maintain your body and health ..

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: WHY WALKING ON GRASS IS GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH?

Francis & Anna Better is one day in Your courts than a thousand elsewhere.

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Building A Team In Marriage

LA DOLCE NINA

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: SEPTUM NOSE PIERCING|INSPIRATION

Best Paleo Cookbooks-Find here best cooking and health information

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: BEST PALEO FOODS FOR BETTER, GLOWING SKIN

EASY EATZ

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: How to Make the Perfect Roast Chicken

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DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Cheer Up

The 6th Taste

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK : Chocolate Cake Recipe — Beyond Our Sky

CONSCIOUSNESS OF MAN

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Habits

BLISSFULG-short story and poetry

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK:  NO POSTS AS OF YET. WELCOME TO WORDPRESS!

GirlandWorld! Life and Army life!

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: The girl code: that separates between a bitch and a real woman! Guideline for all girl’s code of conduct!

PHILESSATRY

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Stand up and be counted

iamapacifist -One voice at a time…

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Ended possibilities.

THE MIND OF A DEPRESSED GIRL WHAT GOES ON INSIDE MY HEAD

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK:BLABBER PT 1: EMPTINESS

CARLIE LIVING LIFE WITH DIABETES, AN EATING DISORDER, AND THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST.

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: WHEN ED IS SCREAMING…

FURNITURE_FAMOUS welcome to my site

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: that funny

A Life Of Mental Illness The Joys and Pains, Highs and Lows, Fast Times and Hard Knocks of Schizophrenic Living in a Chronically Sane World

DAISY’S STAT POST PICK:Why Can’t You Just Be Normal?

Chimera Imagination is all you need

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Positivity

STREAT SHOWBIZZ WORLD

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: CHECK OUT THEIR FB PAGE   – WARNING:  EROTIC PICTURES OF FAMOUS CELEBS.

Mio’s hot food food, healthy, delicious, fast, cheap, spicy, hot, kitchen, chicken, pork, fish

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Easy cheesecake

LIONAROUNDWRITING LET US MAKE AN EXCHANGE – I PROVIDE STORIES, YOU ENJOY THEM.

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: USEFUL LINKS FOR WRITERS

STEVE ROSE’S BLOG On Life in Transition

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: MORAL INJURY

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DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Maggie Mae

MY 3sixty5challenge HOW WE CAME TO BE ON THIS ROAD

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: DAY 102 – JEOPARDIZE – DAILY PROMPT SHORT STORY

TANGLED UP IN MUSIC

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: My Other Blog

4therace MY MIND PROJECTED ONTO THE SCREEN

DAISY’S STAR POST PICKMy Love For Film

THE ANNIE ON SUNDAY SELF CARE, LIFESTYLE, SPORTS AND LOTS MORE

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: MY EXPERIENCE OF COUCH TO 5K

HILLARYANDEANAN-“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: 100 years of wedding cakes

Depression and Art My journey and My Art

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Introduction Of My Art -My Own Style And Creation

mackmarie-Living.Learning.Loving

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Why “no” is such a beautiful word

KIT O’MALLEY- Love, Learn and Live with Bipolar Disorder

DAISY’S STAR POST PICKFolie à Deux- I Am My Mother

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DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Be a Example and a Leader.💼☕👓

BALAJ ARTS- DRAWING. PAINTING, DIGITAL PRINTING, DESIGNS , CHARTS, LINE ART AND DRAWING CLASS

DAISY’S STAR POST PICKNANDHA ART GIFT WORK

Needull in a haystack Puncture the boredom, read a needull

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Psychotherapists in Mental Health

ON THE SHELF Spinster in DC

MORAL HARASSMENT SITE.COM

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: What is the meaning of moral harassment

Makaitah Rogue Personal Musings of a versatile femme

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Fallen: Chapter 1

Chopping Board Kitchen Egg free, Vegetarian Recipes and Punjabi Kitchen Tricks

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Pudding for Breakfast anyone?

Yoòbá Roots-…restoring the Yoruba heritage

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: MY PARADISE YOUR HELL

UPCYCLE YOUR LIFE Attacking Every Day Issues

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Speaking To A Different Crowd

CHAKRA’S BLOG Lets learn together | सँगसँगै सिकौँ

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Does the “O Shot®” give insanely good orgasms or is it a “no shot”

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DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Disappearing and detoxing

The Scribe Everything from hip-hop to, well, everything.

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: That Look

LEMASLIFE Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle …

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: THE 10 COOLEST NAIL POLISH HACKS

the Vogue Chef- creating a better You

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Welcome to the Stylish Side of the VC

madasahatter572 Reading + Writing = Devotion

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Jack and Jill

The Black Veil One

DAISY’S STAR POST PICK: Flowery Dress

BLESSINGS TO YOU ALL AND HAVE A GRAND WEEK WHEREVER YOU ARE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DAISY LIKES UPDATE

 Life Update:

First day down with Blogging Challenge A-Z  – oh yeah, baby!

It was hard finding out about what animals go through but I followed through and stayed true to my beliefs and my style of telling it, how I see it. Only 25 more days to go.

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I’m the cow that jumped over the sun and the moon because today I got my pack to  train to become an on line moderator with #SickNotWeak. 

I found out that the Eating disorder group I was hoping to have made some progress with is not happening until at least Autumn . Spring has now turned to Autumn -these  things happen?

 

That’s just the way life rolls sometimes

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I have a lot of ambition and there are too many people with Eating disorders who need help and support form each other, in the place I live. I’m a woman on a mission.

SEE THIS FACE ?

THIS IS THE FACE OF A PERSON WHO IS:

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What I  mean to say is this:

 I can only  be myself! I don’t and won’t ever want to be anybody but me.There is  no better way to be.

Looks like I made a major faux pas a few weeks ago. It has to do with this blog of mine . I’ve got a meeting coming up. My views are wanted, so I can only go in with an open mind and hope to get some kind of clarification on my role ,if any ,I play on the path I am currently on .

I know how to speak  up  for myself and I also am not afraid to put my hands up and say I am wrong when/if I am.

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I have so many other opportunities to look forward to. I can’t wait to share them with you.

I’ve got loads of research to do for zeeeeeeee challenge. I’m making lots of lovely connections with fellow bloggers.

I’ve had epic work outs

ZEEEEEEEEEEEEE vedding is merely weeks away. My mother is my angel and fairy Godmother. She is making sure my wedding day is going to be unforgettable. I have my Nan and my Uncles in Miami who want to help out in whatever way they can and I am blessed.

Life can change in an instant. I know. I live my life. It may seem shit and like you are making mistakes and feel like a bad person or whatever is going on in your life but usually life changes for a reason and it is up to you to decide how you are going to play that change.

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My  Nan has bought my Bella Bee her dress for the wedding. We get a date night on Saturday.  😀

 

So that’s it really……

Have an Epic weekend.

 

Gratitude

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” William Arthur Ward #FollowGreatFootsteps 

WHY HAVE I CHOSEN THIS QUOTE?

It’s straight forward. I went to   bed last night feeling not enough.

Not talented enough.

Successful enough.

Smart enough.

Think of a bucket full of negative thoughts- it had my name on it. I went to bed to shut out my ‘not enough s’ – I didn’t want to hear it.

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I do have enough and I am enough.

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  • My Ma and my partner and me have worked hard on what is going to be a beautiful wedding day

  • I have the strength in my body to do the things I want. My body never lets me down

  • My mind is able to think, express and help me do things like write and blog

  • I wake up each day and I have at least one new person reaching out to me through my blog and making new connections – I find it mind blowing. I reach back

  • In my real life I have people to share good times and bad times with and people who reach out to little old me

  • I get to volunteer for causes close to my heart and go on training sessions

  • I also am getting the chance to do training sessions on become an on-line moderator with #SickNotWeek soon

  • I get so much feedback from each person who notices me in this vast blog-sphere

  • I’m able to relate and empathise and feel and express my feelings with no shame

  • My partner makes me a cup of coffee every morning

  • My beautiful daughter is the most compassionate, funny, smart little four year old I know and she LOVES me.

  • People accept me for who I am and I do the same whole heartedly

  • People on-line and off put their trust in me and I will never betray them

  • I get to learn everyday in the real world and my blogging world

These are just a few reasons why I am blessed.  So thank you..

I take notice of every action expressed. I don’t forget. I feel part of a community on here. I love getting to know such an array of different personalities and the blogs you put out here. I love where I am in my my life and how it is moving forward in a way that I am at peace with.

So that’s it. I’m just a grateful weed who turned her face to the sun and blossomed because of the people in my on line life and my real life.

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BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

Lovely to wake up to find out that Gone with the wheat has nominated me  ‘BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD’.  THANK YOU ! This website is full of recipes and ideas on how to enjoy living a gluten free diet. I know a few people who can’t have gluten or dairy in their diet, so this is a remarkable blog website to have in the blogo-sphere. This is my first time I have been nominated for this award. It’s an awesome feeling to be recognised by one of my fellow bloggers. I have gone into great detail of why I have nominated these 15 blogs. I’ve only been blogging since September 2015. 

This is how is how the format for this blog award goes:

  •  Give a ‘shout out’ to the blogger who nominated you  and include a link to their blog.

  • Nominate no more than 15 bloggers of your choice. When choosing a  blogger for ‘the Recognition Blogger Award’, look at the content of what the blogger posts, the way the blog looks, anything unusual and unique that makes you think this blog needs to be  shared and needs a bigger platform.

  • Link your nominees and let them know they have been nominated.

  • Reveal seven facts about yourself.

Here are my 15 nominees that I  think deserve to be put in the spotlight for being   inspiring and awesome with what they write about. I read these blogs as much as I can. I  also feel  interaction with all bloggers is crucially important in the blogging world community.

Alyssa’s second life – didn’t feel I would get what this blogger’s content was about, but I have fallen in love with how poetically she writes, how she expresses about ‘Second life’ and her experiences living it,  in a such a way, that I am blown away by the depth and the emotions that come up from reading her posts in a virtual life. 

Tangerine wallpaper – I’ve been following Cheyenne since I started blogging. She is a huge supporter of my blog. I didn’t think I would get a blog that includes ‘crocheting’ in their header but her blog is so much more  than that. She blogs about anything from  ‘Book lists, music, food, confronting your privileges and self -care -that is just four topics. She is also a proud feminist just like me. 

thediaryofmrsordinary– SarahMay is  a new blogger  I have started following. There is nothing ordinary about Sarahmay and her life. She may seem like she has the perfect life but she has kept hold of so many secrets, the only place she feels comfortable sharing is through blogging. I feel she needs to blog more and she needs support from her fellow bloggers. 

fonzandcancer -another new blogger I am following. Her posts are inspirational and always leaves me looking at life in a new perspective. Her courageous fighting spirit shines through in her writing and there is not a hint of self-pity; which is remarkable considering the  journey  she is going through, and all  she has been going/gone through. She is optimistic and of course I don’t expect all her posts to be like what I have read so far; because we all have good and bad days. She makes me think about how I see my own life. 

Becoming Katie Butterfly -Katrina’s story is harrowing. I don’t know how a person can go through so much and still come out with no resentments and willing to share her story. She is brave and her site is all about empowerment- credit to this lady. 

Advanced research technology– Again I didn’t know what to expect when I came across this blog website. I am constantly blown away by the content and how this blogger expresses how science and spirit connect.  Not as heavy going as it sounds, trust me. I have also had a lot of support and guidance from this  blogger who truly interacts and you know that this blogger is taking in what I post – the proof is in the comments. 

plotlessone– shares little  life snippets and poems that I can actually understand. This blogger is to the point, short and doesn’t waffle. 

bingebeaterblog– another soul that is trying to cope with mental health issues. I am a huge supporter of of other bloggers with mental health issues -good,bad and in between because it is an issue I can relate too. This blogger has a knack of getting emotions out  into words that don’t ‘go around the houses’ – this blogger’s posts reveal the true struggle of someone battling with an eating disorder. 

dbsthoughtsblog– again a blog I  follow that I can relate to  100% – a chronicle of a person with mental/physical health issues. This blogger is a fighter and I can only admire a fighter and some one who refuses to give in. 

kidscrumbsandcrackers– Lisa -is not the kind of Mom to  complain about her kids. She always brings a smile to my face with her refreshing posts and her almost child like take on life being a mom and a parent.  She reminds me not to be so ‘grown up’ and remember that a sense of humour is crucial in this world we live in. 

The life, poetry and art of a bipolar girl–  I champion people that use the power of words to tell their story and work through their mental health issues. There are good times and rough times but I feel that this blog gives a realistic and honest account of living with a mental illness. I also found out that this blogger is a pretty talented poet. The title is misleading because she only shared a bunch of her poems the other day. Again poetry that is not flowery and takes me months to figure out. Just straight to the point and powerful

itsgoodtobecrazysometimes – a new blog I have discovered.  This blogger talks a lot about mental health, the benefits system in the U.K., is so generous. An established blog. Most of the posts I have read have been about sharing other blog websites and interviewing people who happen to have good and bad mental health. We all have metal health.btw. A bit quirky but I like this bloggers style of writing. 

life of Mon— I can’t believe this blogger is only 19! This blogger has got her head screwed on. She is a true writer, with a sense of humour. This blogger doesn’t want a bunch of likes- (well we all do) but this blogger actually wants to interact. She tells you what she thinks right from her -‘about me’ page. Shares genuine posts and gives an insight into how a person from her generation perceives a range of topics. This blogger challenges my beliefs.

Breaking Sarah– recently started following this blog. I read her ‘about me’ and I thought to myself can I regularly read about posts that make me want to sterilize people  thinking of having a child. I think their should be a test or some kind degree that needs to be achieved to become a parent. At least that is what Sarah initially made me think. Another courageous person who wants to spread love, positivity and to connect with people and not be ashamed of their stories. From dark beginnings, Sarah’s blog has so much light to give. 

chroniclesofimimperfectlyperfect– an authoress – in her own words. Yes, love powerful and inspiring women (and men) . The title of this authoresses blog speaks to me. We are all flawed. I find some of this bloggers posts quite philosophical. In the way that I don’t stick my finger up my nose and go ‘huh’ .She writes in a a way that doesn’t make me feel I need to retreat to Tibet for 20 years to understand what she proposes. If that makes sense. I’m always hooked in when I read her posts.

JGoodWithSports– this is a bit of a random one. I’ve recently started following this  blogger because super bowl was on Sunday and my partner and his mates are super-bowl mad. I like thinking out of the box and exploring new interests. I’ve never been a massive sports fan but I enjoy finding a way to blow my partners mind with knowledge of all his hero’s and this bloggers approach to writing about his sports heroes,  is so passionately put across ,that I find myself enjoying finding out about sports heroes who would have thought? 

FINALLY 7 FACTS ABOUT ME

  1. I’m a hermit

  2. I work with mental health charities

  3. exercise keeps me sane

  4. I  have a soul mate

  5. My daughter is an old soul

  6. I’m one of those ‘still waters run deep’ people

  7. I have mental health issues and I have epic days and shit days. 

That’s all folks! 

 

 

 

35 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY MAN

Here is something I don’t do often – praise my man.

35 THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY MAN

  1. He gives me lots of cuddles and I love you’s during the day

  2. He does the washing, dishes and makes the meals in our home

  3. He forgives me when I have been a total bitch

  4. He laughs at things I say and tells me I ought to give myself more credit for being witty

  5. He trusts me  even when I find it hard to trust myself

  6. He likes routine just like me and order. 

  7. he is such a big kid and does the school run with our daughter, come rain,  sunshine, or snow,

  8. He helps anyone and I mean anyone if he can

  9. he  is in love with my soul

  10. everyday he compliments me of my fashion style and how my make up looks

  11. He put up with my cat Tatiana,who I have had since 2008, (four years before we met ) pissing in the lounge for nearly a year. He cried with frustration because he told me he really loves Tatiana but he couldn’t understand why she suddenly started pissing everywhere ( we have worked things out and Tatiana is less jealous of our daughter these days and goes and does her biz in the box)

  12. He won’t have a bad word said about my butt

  13. He is a family man and not a man that goes out drinking with his mates until all hours. He enjoys doing family things

  14. He is patient with my Eating Disorder and doesn’t make me feel like a freak

  15. In the 5 years we have been together he has never let me down not once

  16. He has brought out all the good traits in me – even the ones  I thought I never had

  17. I don’t feel the need to overdose take drugs or drink with him in my life

  18. He will sit with me at the hairdressers and when I get my nails done.

  19. He can be silly just like me and we laugh in hysterics at times – like best friends.

  20. He lets me do what I want to do: start a business (that failed), volunteer a lot of my time to mental health charities, he encourages me to write and respects my need of solitude

  21.  He understands my need to exercise everyday 

  22. He’s rather fit and more than a handful in the bedroom 😉

  23. He is 100% himself. What you see is what you get. He is fit (rather dapper and suave) and doesn’t have a ego. He does have a healthy ego.

  24. He is not the  kind of guy to create drama and go all alpha male if some guy challenges him- that says a lot about his character

  25.  He pushed me to carry on studying and get my BA 

  26. He loved me and accepted me when my daughter was taken away from me and put into care. ( people who know my story will know I have her back fulltime in my life with no social services

  27. He is more intelligent than he lets on but doesn’t patronise me with his knowledge of so many topics – he waits for me to approach certain topics and then I’m blown away by how much he knows on xyz topic

  28. He takes a paper towel and soaks up all the extra water in my vegetables and never cooks with oil. I never needed to ask him. He just did it.

  29.  Sometimes I think about calling him to help me do something and then don’t and all of a sudden he calls me asking me if I called him. That is a bit trippy

  30. He loves jazz

  31. He is as stubborn as me

  32. I have no money and am poor and he still loves me. 

  33. He holds me close when I have panic attacks

  34.  He actually communicates with me.

  35. People say he looks like Jesus – the best thing is we are not religious at all. He could probably get away with murder. He can’t turn water into wine 

I don’t tell him enough how much he means to me but he is a huge part off my world. I can’t wait to be his bride. Happy endings are not perfect like in fairy tales – happy endings are usually a result of a lot if suffering and compromise.  The end may be the end of one book but it is also the start of another ‘once upon a time…..’