18 April 2016

Taking Stock - April



Making: Anzac Biscuits with the children at work
Cooking: Pineapple Upside Down Cake for International Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day on April 20th
Drinking: Water -- today I had a white chocolate hot chocolate and it was too sweet, and I almost ended up sick!
Reading:  Seveneves by Neal Stephenson -- it's huge, and I really really want to read it, but the sheer size of the book scares me!
Wanting: My tattoo to be finished!
Looking: at my new tattoo -- I can't stop looking at it! It's so pretty!
Playing: Minecraft, Stardew Valley, seriously considering loading up Skyrim again
Deciding: on what to have for dinner
Wishing: for warmer weather -- which is weird, because I usually enjoy the cold weather more
Waiting: for the next exciting thing to happen in my life -- not sure when that will happen!
Liking: blogging again, and having friends blogging again
Wondering: if the mushrooms I found in the yard at work are poisonous, or edible?
Loving: starting to feel a little bit more inspired with life -- my new tattoo
Pondering: wandering -- I recently purchased The Wander Society by Keri Smith, I haven't started it yet, but I'm looking forward to it!
Considering: what colour to get my nails done this week!
Buying: too much -- my poor credit card
Watching: Kiera Rose, The Yogscast, Star Wars The Force Awakens
Hoping: for a quick tattoo recovery -- ouch it hurts!
Marvelling: peoples confidence, people being awesome in general -- how do I become friends with awesome people!?
Cringing: awkwardness with new people at work
Needing: more tattoos -- if I'm going to be described as "the tattooed one" at work, I guess I better look the part
Questioning: 42
Smelling: chocolate caramels, and little kitten wee (I hope he hasn't wee-ed in my room!)
Wearing: black tights for the next couple of weeks while my tattoo heals
Following: Kiera Rose - was just recommended her. She's awesome
Noticing: the pink in my hair is slowly fading!
Knowing: that space is amazing!
Thinking: that space is amazing!
Admiring: Emma -- for blogging about her experiences -- so brave!
Sorting: out my liff!
Getting: better... I've been sick for ages!
Bookmarking: Harry Potter wiki, Star Wars wiki, Pineapple Upside Down Cake recipe
Coveting: all the enamel badges in the world!
Disliking: dumping syndrome!
Opening: mail -- Kylo Ren tee, Pin Club pin, Car registration :(
Giggling: Iggy the kitten being crazy!
Feeling: a little sore -- sore ears, and sore leg from tattoo!
Snacking: chocolate caramels -- even though I shouldn't
Helping: anyone that needs it!
Hearing: Sound Of Silence by Disturbed


17 April 2016

Pin Club Reveal -- April



I received my first Pin Club pin this week! Isn't it amazing? For £7 (international) every month you get a pin! I love enamel pins, and there are some amazing creative pins in the world, but usually shipping is more than the cost of the pin. That makes me sad! So to be able to spend approx $A13 a month and get a high quality awesome enamel pin! What's not to love?


14 April 2016

Things I Love Thursday


I'm having a little shake up of this blog at the moment.
I'm really indecisive about where I want this blog to lead.
It's always been a sort of personal diary, with a few reviews, geeky pics etc.
I want to be inspired.
There are so many bloggers that inspire me.
I want my blog to inspire people the way that you guys inspire me :)

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So here's this weeks Things I Love Thursday
I know it's very similar to Friday Fancies but I'm hoping to try and do the 5 Friday Fandoms prompts on Fridays

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-- Markiplier -- 
if you like watching Let's Plays on YouTube and haven't discovered Markiplier
I highly recommend checking him out.
He's hilarious!
I recommend
SPACE IS COOL
Five Nights At Freddys
Reaction Compilation playlist!


-- new sheets --
I bought new sheets for my bed!
Flannelette!
I love when it starts to get cold and snuggling in bed with super cozy sheets!


-- AmyBlueIllustration Die Hard pins --
Bruce Willis & Alan Rickman!
Check out her store
There are many other awesome people pin!


If you've been living under a rock you may have missed
I have ordered this tee! I can't wait to rock it!
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which talks about geekery and mental health



01 April 2016

Friday Fancies


-- I'm back --

this was on kickstarter - its ended now
Someone finally created a digital pin that you can use your phone to change the image! (plus you can use moving gifs too!)

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for £7 a month the Pin Club send you an awesome enamel pin!
Subscriptions sold out in 50 minutes on April 1.
I was going to try and sign up, but I would be at work, but during my lunch break I had a look, and it was open... so I got one! Can't wait to see what I get this month!

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omg -- the colours, the cut! amazing!
I really need to figure out what size I am now.
I've lost 75kg in total, but still look at dresses online and think that they're too small
but they aren't. I probably should get a measuring tape!

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kitties!
so cute!
I need to start baking again!

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03 January 2016

Goodbye 2015

What a crazy year 2015 was. I took a large jump closer to becoming more like the real Me! It was a very strange feeling to finish the year and know that I had a successful year!! So if you feel like it, I answered 39 Questions about 2015. You don't have to read it all! :)
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1. What did you do in 2015 that you’d never done before?
Traveled overseas to New Zealand, Bungy Jumped, Zorbed, Ziplined, Jumped completely out of my comfort zone (53 strangers on Contiki tour) Saw a Kea, a Kiwi, a Tuatara, and other amazing NZ animals, went as far south as I ever had, went as far East as I ever had, went through customs (didn’t get in trouble), went on a ferry that carries cars, saw a dormant volcano, climbed to the top of an extinct volcano… so freaking much! Tattoos!!
2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year
I didn’t send cards to my friends like I said I would – I sort of looked after myself (I joined a gym, but stopped going after 2 weeks because someone who worked there was a bitch to me – still paying for it though :( ) I read more blogs, but didn’t blog as much as I wanted… I did start this blog with my bestie… so hopefully next year will be better. I stressed about money sometimes… but not as much as I did in 2014… and I tried to be a better work colleague, but it’s hard when your workplace goes to shit… but we survived and 2016 is going to be awesome!
3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
Yes, my cousin gave birth to her little Ruby!
4. Did anyone close to you die?
No.
5. What countries did you visit?
New Zealand!
6. What would you like to have in 2016 that you lacked in 2015?
confidence – I think I answer confidence to this question all the time. I’m definitely getting better… I still just haven’t figured out how to make friends and meet people without feeling super awkward!
7. What dates from 2015 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
Jumping off that bridge in New Zealand! I still can’t believe that I did it!
8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Travelling to New Zealand on my own, and the whole experience of making new friends, being adventurous and taking a huge literal leap out of my comfort zone!
9. What was your biggest failure?
Being single all year. I haven nothing against being single, I love it, but I would like to experience being in a relationship no matter how short!
10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
No, I was quite lucky health wise. I’ve been a little mentally down in the last couple of months, but I’m working through it!
11. What was the best thing someone bought you?
My mum bought the air tickets to New Zealand for me! If she wasn’t there to help I probably would of never made it!
12. Whose behaviour merited celebration?
I would say my own… I’m very proud of how I handled this year
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
A few people, new and old, that could just disappear from my life.
14. Where did most of your money go?
New Zealand
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
New Zealand
16. What song will always remind you of 2015?
Lean On by Major Lazer – it was our Contiki Day Song, so whenever I hear it, it reminds me of NZ
17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
a) happier or sadder? Happie
b) fatter or skinner? Skinnier
c) richer or poorer? Richer
18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Travel
19. What do you wish you’d done less of?
Stressing
20. How do/did you plan to spend Christmas?
Christmas lunch with the family!
21. Did you fall in love in 2015?
with New Zealand :D
22. How many one night stands?
No
23. What was your favourite TV program?
Sense8, new series of Orange is The New Black
24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
Yes
25. What was the best book you read?
It’s a tie between Room or The Light We Cannot See
26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Star Wars made character playlists on Spotify!
27. What did you want and get?
Trip to New Zealand, Thermomix… heaps of stuff
28. What did you want and not get?
Lots of things…
29. What was your favourite film of this year?
Star Wars The Force Awakens
30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I had the day off work. I got my nails done, had morning tea at my aunts cafe… just relaxed. I turned 29!
31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Spending more time with Emmy
32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2015?
Dressing more the way I wanted to, because I could actually buy clothes I liked in my size! YAY!
33. What kept you sane?
Emmy, and my mum
34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Oh dear… too many! Currently I’m in love with Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson and Oscar Isaacs
35. What political issue stirred you the most?
Trump! So glad I don’t live in America
36. Who do you miss?
Spending time with Emmy
37. Who was the best new person you met?
Most of the people I met on Contiki… in particular Veronica, Courtney, Emma, Lucy, and Emily
38. What was the best thing you ate?
Fish & Chips on the foreshore in Auckland! (Fush & Chups!)
39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2015?
LIFE BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

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