broken bone

Why I am no longer vegan

2/27/2017

Going back to eating meat after becoming a vegan is a very controversial thing but this post is to tell you why I did it and whether or not I will be returning to veganism.


I was vegan for 17 months, I first started veganism in June 2015 after doing a lot of research and finding it to be a viable option for my diet. My father was having some heart related health problems and my mum wasn't doing so well either so I was so scared I was going to develop these illnesses later in life so I made a drastic change to my lifestyle. I actually lost a lot of weight, felt better within myself my skin got so amazing I stopped wearing makeup, I changed out all my shampoo and bought animal friendly makeup and then something happened to me that stripped me of my independence to make my own meals.


I broke my leg.

coconut curry

Butternut Squash Coconut Curry

11/03/2015



Serves 4 Meals
Ingredients
1 Whole Butternut Squash (BNS)
2 Cans of Coconut Curry
2 Onions
3 Carrots
Curry Powder
Garlic Puree
*Optional Salt

Preparation
Peel the Butternut Squash and roast it in the oven, gut the seeds and cut into small chunks about 2cm by 2cm, this by far is the longest bit of the meal as it takes an hour before you can even cut it to roast it.*
I actually learned later on that it is far faster if you microwave it and then peel it after its cooled down, I've been vegan for 6/7 months no and I learnt this tip about 4 months in, I'm still learning.
Grate the carrots, this if for the texture.
Chop the onions into fine strips

Method
After the the BNS has been peeled roasted and cut, place that to the side and add the chopped onions to a none stick frying pan. Make sure you keep stirring until they are golden brown, if they get dry they will burn and stick. Add the grated carrot and mix until the carrots and the onions are really incorporated together and sort of soft and caramelised.
Add the Garlic Puree and then the chunks of BNS, stir until incorporated and then add the coconut milk. Add the curry powder and stir until the coconut changes colour to a curried yellow, add salt and pepper to taste.


animal friendly

Vegan: What I eat In a Day

7/21/2015

A lot of people ask me what I eat in a day because they can't fathom a diet without meat or diary in it, so constantly when I have to ask a waiter to get me out the allergy book so I can check that their dishes don't have cow in it I get accosted with questions about why and protein and other things, its highly annoying. So this blog is going to perfectly highlight what I eat and how much protein I get. That way I can just right them down the URL to this blog post and get on with eating my dinner.

Breakfast Choices:
1 Toast with 40g of Peanut Butter
1 Toast with 40g of Soya Cheese
Muesli with Rice or Coconut milk
Scottish Oats with Hot water
Fruit and plant milk Smoothie
Fortified Cereal with plant milk
Scrambled Tofu
Banana dairy free pancakes
Fruit Bowl
Plus Many More...

Dinner Choices:
Vegan Carbonara (Yes you read that right, its super tasty and super healthy)
Vegan Shepards Pie (Yes again, you're not seeing things)
Vegan mushroom pepper paste burgers
Butternut squash Coconut Curry
Tofu Pak Choi Coconut Curry
Vegan Enchiladas
Meat Free Tortilla
Ratatouille (for your left overs)
Arrabiata
Spinach Salad
Plus Many More...

Side Dish Choices:
Sweet potato fries
Mixed salad
Humous Cous Cous
Jacket potato with VEGAN BUTTER
Sautéed Red Cabbage
Stuffed Eggplant
Hashbrowns
Plus Many More...

So my day consists with a Breakfast choice at around 8:30/9:30 dependant on what time I'm at work, two dinner choices, one with a side dish choice, one at 4:00 and one at 8:00. I eat my small dinner choice without the side dish at 8:00 because I will be up only about 3/4 more hours.
So heres a couple of pictures from my creations-


               

fashion

Job Interview Style

4/17/2015

So I have a couple of interviews lined up, I have one Tuesday in Sheffield, and one Thursday in Manchester both for marketing roles which is booming business and has possible scope for progression. The application pack for the Manchester role said that I was required to wear business dress specifying dark suit type clothes with a a blouse or shirt. I will have to buy these any ways for the Thursday interview, I think I should buy them before hand on Tuesday morning ready for my afternoon appointment in the city centre of Sheffield. 
I was looking at business clothes and realised that I had to speculate to accumulate, as first impressions really count in a direct marketing role, you are the first point of contact between the client and their account in the sector you are marketing. I have put a number of suits on ranging from the cheap, very cheap and moderately expensive, and put these into an understanding of how many accumulations (your time) are you going to have to use to justify your speculations (money already spent), I've basically explained how these items depend on how many hours you are going to have to work before you see the fruits of your labour.

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All together this outfit comes to £62.97 and at a £20k job it would take you 6.15 hours to earn back what you'd spent on this outfit. Six hours is 75% of a full day, from the hours of 9am to 3pm you would be making the money back from the suit you have bought.

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On a £20k job it would take you 4 hours to earn the money back spent on this outfit. From 9am to 1pm you would be working to pay this off, as most jobs are eight hour days this is half of your day, and if you don't get paid for your lunch it would be that you are working off this suit from 9am to 2pm.

Lets look at something a bit more up-market in our outfit search to fully understand how many hours its actually takes to earn a designer suit.


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This Ted Baker comes to a staggering £407 for the trouser and jacket complete textured set and a plain white shirt, when you think about how many hours you have to do to pay this off its mind boggling. At a £20k job you will have to work 39 hours to pay this off. A monthly season train ticket costs less than this suit from Sheffield to Manchester, how crazy is that?

How I did the sums, £20k divided by the weeks in the year, 52 weeks, divided by the number of hours of a full time position, which is 37.5, it equates to £10.25 an hour, divide how much you are paying by £10.25 and that is the amount of hours you have to work before the fruits of your labour have covered the cost of your work wear.
It really puts into perspective, what you have to do in order to have nice designer things and also puts into perspective what your time is really going on, as money is a transactional resource, you could open your closet look at the amount of clothes you have and quantify the numbers of hours you have done to get those clothes, everything you own which you have bought yourself from a wage has cost you time.

Now this is where the value of things change depending on your circumstance, 39 hours at £407 is a WEEK for a £20k, is a Ted Baker suit REALLY worth a week of your career? Could you not wait until your earning well above this? People are so obsessed that good things mean good outcomes but when you look at this way it doesn't really mean that much, now I understand why the recession didn't happen for the rich.

For someone on £25k a year a Ted Baker suit is 31 hours, and that's around 4 days in the working world, and the higher the wage goes the depletion of value is attached to the SAME piece of clothing, literally because the £407 Ted Baker suit becomes like a H&M suit in percentage of wage, its mad isn't, that the same piece of fabric will cost in hours different people, less or more purely on how rich they are. 

This is why I'm going to buy the cheapest suit, and jazz it up with some accessories, I can still look "expensive" buy adding some cheap accessories.
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How To Save Money At University

3/16/2015

Starting university from a job, you will see a significant drop in your monthly in-goings as you usually would, so I've prepared a couple of tips for you, to make sure you aren't penniless and without the basic living essentials. This post doesn't consider food, it just discusses toiletries so if your bank is at £0 and you're desperate for some nosh, ask momma dearest to send you an Asda/Tesco delivery. 
Hopefully these tips will help you to make sure that you do not have to ask/borrow from your friends.

1.750ml and 1lt bottles of shampoo are your best friend.
You can get nearly any
 bottle of quality shampoo in salon size on Amazon or Sallys, considering that a good brand of 250ml shampoo can cost between £10-20, getting the larger size not only lasts longer but is better economy. I have L'oreal Mythic Oil Shampoo and Conditioner for £50 with p&p and it has already lasted me a term (3/4 months) and I'm not even half way through it. It will last me into next term and I will be able to take it home. if i were to buy the Shampoo and Conditioner's alone it would equate to £90.
Shampoo @ £14.99 x 3 =    £45
Conditioner @ £14.99 x 3 = £45
                                       £90
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I've saved myself a £40 off the next loan I get in April because I will not have to buy any more and I can put this money to the next bottles I get. 

2.Clinque's Three Little Soaps Last Forever.
I've had mine since last summer and I'm still on the first one... Just saying. Buy these at £21 and do not buy another face wash for the rest of the year.

3. Take Advantage of Boots 3-4-2.
If you are a fan of your foundation, and you wear it every day then this is why you should buy some in advance. Instead of going when you need it, keep the other two in a cool area (so it doesn't oxidise) until you need them. There is really no point in being suckered into Boot's offers when you only need 1 foundation if you buy them before hand.

4.Share make-up with friends.
If you have house mates and friends who aren't likely to steal from you (god forbid we have all been there) then this is perfect for exchanging makeup. If you have gone a little "do-lally" on the boots spree -hopefully not if you took the latter advise- you buy stuff that really doesn't suit you. Swap it for something a friend has but loathes, you both off load the ghastly stuff that doesn't agree with you and you both find something you might like. Win win. If some of you own a palette, some palettes have the colours that others don't, palette collaboration is the best type of colab. 
However do not share eye liner or mascara because conjunctivitis spreads and foundation sharing is pointless because your friends will be different skin tones.

5.Vintage fairs are hidden gems when you need "new" clothes.
Yes I know it is not technically "new" but it is new to you. Some vintage fairs don't charge by the item but in fact the kilo. Beware of those chunky knits and heavy denim, you don't get many of those to the pound. If you are a dab hand at the sewing, you can quite happily make something out of the material you garner from the clothes.


6.Quit smoking.
My house mate used to smoke nearly all the time, now she probably has a ten pack at the weekend! She would say that she has saved around £20 a week, that is £20 a week you can spend on food, because food is the most important recourse at university.

7.Dye your own hair.
I am NOT a fan of the box hair dye's, therefore if you can network or you know a hairdresser on a personal basis, you can buy a tube of colour from a trade site at trade prices. Alternatively you can buy it on Amazon but it will be more expensive. Couple it with some developer and you have fully fledged hair dye that will last you more than two applications. That is 8 weeks worth of roots, GONE!!! The same can be done with bleach and developer. I get the 40volume/12% and dilute it down with shampoo when I need a slower lifting time. Blue powdered bleach and cream developer cost me around £25 which is far cheaper than a visit to the hairdressers. 

8.Do your washing at home.
Laundromats are hella expensive, do your washing either at your student house, or take it home for momma to kindly do. If you do not have a washing machine in your student house, try to not wash at an expensive laundromat, or speak to someone on your course whether you can use theirs, as long as you pay towards the bill i should think they wouldn't mind. Other students are the first ones to understand the perils of skintness.

I hope you find these tips good to save you money for the rest of the up coming years of your university education. Try not to spend to much money


  



4 chan

Digital Sex Crimes: iCloud Hack Scandal

10/09/2014


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With recent media sites like 4Chan and Reddit being in the firing line after the reporting of naked photos of celebrities we are asked to look at privacy, digital culture and sexual harassment
The iCloud hack which has allowed nude photos of celebrities to be shared beyond their control has been behind the allegations.
The iPhone is a celebrities preferred phone of choice as many celebs are snapped holding, tapping or on a call with an iPhone in hand. Phone hacking has been a constant topic of discussing in journalism, but when its citizens who do the hacking who can you sue?
Its not yet know if 4Chan and Reddit are behind the photos, but one thing is straight-forward, it has some seriously strange code of conduct and morals if it has.
The list of celebrities who have been affected cover Jennifer Lawrence, Hope Solo, Emma Watson, Kate Upton, Amber Heard, Nick Hogan (the first male) and Kelly Brooke.
A lot of naysayers have questioned a celebs privacy, saying that because they sell photos of their body via calendars that they don't have the right. J-Law counters this, believing what has been done to her is secondly a violation of privacy and firstly a sex crime.

She said: "It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. That’s why these Web sites are responsible. Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebody’s mind is to make a profit from it. It’s so beyond me." Source Hollywood Online


Hope Solo a US Soccer star, who has won two gold medals, seconds that saying in the Independent "This act goes beyond the bounds of human decency and, as such, I stand united with all the women affected and am exploring every option to protect my privacy." Source Independent


The FBI and apple are currently investigating the case, and two female spokeswomen have stated that the matter at hand will be dealt with as promptly and efficiently as possible. The independent reported, Laura Eimiller, a spokesperson for the FBI, said the Bureau is “aware of the allegations concerning computer intrusions and the unlawful release of material involving high profile individuals, and is addressing the matter”.

The best outcome for the 101 actresses, models and singers involved would be that the original perpetrators be tried for their crime, not only is this an invasion of privacy its also copyright law which will hold very heavily in court. On the other hand the culprits could argue that the pictures are in the "public interest", this excuse is mainly used by journalist editors when they wish to publish a story that invades someones rights, however as these culprits may not belong to any journalist group they could indeed not have that excuse to stand on.

While the subject might not be a legal matter as it might not be breaking the law, its still a civil matter to all those involved, the 101 celebrities might as well band together to make a solid case against the culprit on the grounds of defamation. These types of photos, as they are very intimate, can change perceptions of certain stars. If we allow them to be defamed because they are doing what any other non-famous person would do, we are holding them to ransom at their own humanity.
Ultimately celebrities shouldn't be afraid of acting normal, because they are a figurehead, without fear of persecution or ridicule.

anastasia beverly hills

Anastasia Dip Brow in Soft Brown

10/07/2014


I've been eyeing the Dip Brow Promade since it first came out, MAC had a similar version called dipdown which was more of a liner and was a favourite among the brunette youtubers for filling in brows. The first youtuber that introduced me to the idea, that an opaque gel type cream could be used to fill in my brows, was chrisspy, an american youtuber. Previously I had been using the MAC mechanical pencil in my favourite colour Lingering as it suited my bold blonde hair without being too dark, and enough wax for them to stay in place. I then used a generic clear mascara from avon from the colour collection aimed more towards the teenage market and then a darker eyebrow pencil from eyelure which was in a darker shade as I was a brunette, but this was ultimatley far too soft. Since then I have been using FAINT from the Naked Basics Palette and an angled brush from crownbrush to fill them in. I was ready for this purchase, thouroughly ready to try a different texture in my brows.

I ordered mine from net-a-porter, it was quite hard for me to source as its not a typical english product, but it was nice to find it with the exact same price as it was on the anastasia beverly hills website. I'm aware that sometimes american products can be more expensive to get in england, but with this I was pleasantly surprised. I had the option to have normal packaging or the traditional net-a-porter packaging, of course I went with the latter for blogging and photographical purposes.
The box is gorgeous, its a matte black, tied with a white dot- edged bow, then with another tiny bow with the logo of net-a-porter on. Inside it had my package in a ziplock bag and a little black satin drawstring bag with an extra goodie inside. My extra goodie was a measuring tape, perfect as it was retractable, sleek enough to fit in my bag, as this is my first purchase from the site I dont know if thats a recurrance with other purchases. I hope not, I don't want multiple tape measures rolling around my bedroom.

I bought soft brown, I'm now a blonde with darkened roots, so this was strategic for me. If I wanted to go back brunette this would still look dark in my brow hairs, if I wanted to go all blonde with no roots, as my eyebrows are dark anyways it wouldnt look too dark. Of course it will always complement my root regrowth. Soft brown has a warmth to it, its really creamy and with one sweep of my angled brush I recieved a lot of colour pay off on the back of my hand.

I've used it over powder drawn eyebrows, and its smudge proof, I will not come off unless you wash it off which is a bonus as I am in the art of razor shaping my eyebrows at the moment so they are very thin at the ends. I am going to develop the numerous way I can fill in my brows and then publish a tutorial in the future on my prefered method. So keep an eye out for that one.



10 stitch blanket

Knitting Journey: Learning Recap

9/18/2014

Current Project
10 Stitch blanket using a wrap and turn.
Pattern using
TEN STITCH Blanket
Got this pattern from youtube and was directed to the above link, its a blanket that doesnt require you to have the longest circular needles, as only ten stitches are on your needle. Its really pretty and you can see the pattern emerging as you go along.

What I've Learnt
  1. Stockinette, annoyingly curls around, so to counter it I have to slip the first knit stitches on the knit row to accomodate.
  2. As regards to a beginner knitter, I have even consistency with my knitting, my rows and columns are rarely different sizes
  3. I've practiced with backward/mirror knitting as its easy not to turn the work, but I've found that I am actually faster at purling and turning the work. 
  4. I am an english knitter, which means I hold my working yarn in my right hand.
  5. I throw the yarn.
  6. I pull my tension, my knitting is tight, I can't pull it apart that far, so it doesnt have that much stretch.

    Knitting Society Websites
    Ravely.com- Really good for sharing patterns, reminds me of the very old myspace layout. Love this
    website, I'm there under Knitnatnat
    VogueKnitting.com- Patterns galore, yarns galore, its basically a magazine format, so expect the same as you would with cosmopolitan just centred around knitting with this. Great thing is that the mag can be downloaded onto tablets, and its subsidery magazines such as knitsimple have written patterns and difficulty rating next to a featured spread. Its really exciting to see a gorgeous knitted jumper in the mag and realiseing it gives you the exact pattern to create it. A* for Pattern Inspo!!!
    WoolWarehouse.co.uk- Not a society but more of a shop, anything that you could possibly want in the world to do with knitting you can find here.
    Craftsy.com- Login and share your work with millions of people, learn how to knit (I personally find youtube the best for this) buy yarn, joining the community lets you share with other likeminded people your projects and patterns.
    Knittingparadise.com- Old fashioned forum, the holey (hehe see what I did) grail of community online. post your questions wait for a reply, get notified and just carry on chatting. It also has pictures of some of the most gorgeous lacework I have ever seen, it gives a beginner knitter like myself the real urge to own in on the craft.
    Pinterest- You when your really interested in something and then you basically source all inspirational ideas online and stick em in one place, where you can go and look at your virtual interest shrine and marvel at it. Well thats pinterest, its used for everything you want to keep really. Like a viral notebook. Search for knitting charts, lace patterns and pictures, all an HASHTAG away.
     
Right then beauties, if your a knitter, I'd love to know your ravely ID/username. If you've ever thought about knitting but never actually got round to it, feel free to tweet me and I'll introduce you to some really easy youtube videos that cover all the basics for you. If you just intrigued pop a comment on this post and I'll reply sooner than you think.

Beauty

Clinique Three Little Soaps: Review

9/16/2014



Good Day Beautifuls'
I was desperate to get a good cleanser, I had been using clearasil while I stayed at my boyfriends house during summer, and was using my mums elemis pro-radiance cleanser while I stayed at home. I wanted my own, I had slept at my friends a couple of nights and had a bath at hers, and she let me use her clinique soaps, at first glance they seemed amazing and when we went shopping I picked on up in HoF for £12.50. I have been using it for over a month now, I've been alternating between cleansers as I am never in the same bed more than 3 nights a week, but one week I was in my bed, at my mums for a full week and BAM, SPOTS ALL OVER MY CHIN. 

Its really annoying when that happens because you get a good cleanser to basically get rid of your spots and here I was using a prestigious beauty brand who has won award after awards for amazing skincare and it was making me a zitty mess, my high hopes were shattered.
I spoke to my friend after it happened and told her what had gone off with my face and she relayed the same message on to me, "yeah it happened to me to" she says nonchalauntly, like it didnt affect her, "it brings all the crap to the top of you face so the more you use it the better it gets" she carried on, my friend april could litteraly do adverts for clinique the way she was trying to sell my ALREADY BOUGHT product to me. 
I have dry skin, something thats been described as normal yet dehydrated complexion, april on the otherhand has still dehydrated skin but its oily, our makeup sits totally different on our skin, she prefers the matte stuff, I prefer the dewy stuff. We have often swapped foundations because hers is too "greasy" and mine is to "powdery".
Zits aren't my only problem with the little soaps either, my face is frightfully tight after using it. I felt like the zombie in hocus pocus when he cuts open his mouth and stretches his face to talk. I have scrunch my face and when I do, it stings, my hole face seems chapped almost. I dont think its suitable for dry skin, yet the girl at the counter was so eager to give me what I wanted even though it was not suitable for me, leading me to have overall dissatisfaction with the product. I'm going to carry on using it to see if it does what my friend says it will eventually do, but right now I'm not looking forward to it.

On a positive note however, they are ridiculously cute. They are sizeable just to fit in the palm of my hand (probably a bit wider than palm) and get enough foam to apply to the face, the little pot is also cute so your shower doesnt actually wash it away with moisture and they are perfect for travel. So its not all negative. I'm sure once I get used to the process of the tight face and having to apply moisturiser DIRECTLY after a hot wash, I wont have any problems.

Have you tried The Three Little Soaps from clinique? What did you think of them and whats your skin type? Did you break out first time like me? I'd love to know more about this product and how it suits you, so leave a comment in the comments. Thank you.

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Ben Wa Balls [NSFW:ADULT]

8/17/2014

*This post is adult in nature, if you are over 18 please read on, if you are under 18 I deter you from this post, however if curiosity gets the better of you, don't let it kill your kitty.
Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments.

book love

Website Review: Shelfari

7/18/2014

Ever wanted to have a virtual book shelf, let the people you digitally communicate with know what your reading, what you think about the book and review it. Well I have stumbled on Shelfari, which has probably been out there, proud because it has ALOT of users, for quite some time and I'm a late comer to the literary party, but it still looks pretty awesome and I'm gonna use it.

Layout

Its a bit busy, kinda like Amazons interface, there is a lot of information to omit, that's if you want to, on every page theres an option to go to another 10+ so your back button is gonna be overloaded and your history is gonna be chocker with this sites cookies. What I do know about every website i've ever used, you click on the website logo, and your transported to the homepage of said website where you navigate more easily to your preferred digital destination. It would be hard for a non-digital native to use, its not simple enough for people who are slow on the internet. For avid internet users however its a doddle, once you've figured out all the social networking possibilities, its really simple.

Uses

  • Create and share a digital inventory of books
  • Rate and review books
  • Recommend books 
  • Search for books based on interest and other search queues, popularity, topical tags, subject and author.
  •   Share books over social networks
  • Connect with other users via groups and editing book reviews

Widget

I am going to install the widget on my navigation links, so hopefully you will join me on shelfari, I'd love to know what your reading, so leave a comment on this blog post or more appropriately sign up to it with your amazon account and play around with your favourite books. All this reading talk has me considering purchasing a kindle. 



flings

Being Single: Why It's Important

7/14/2014


I'm currently in a very fulfilling relationship, something I dont think I would have found if I took every offer of girlfriend to action and never took time out of relationships to be single. It sounds big headed as such to suggest that someone's always wanted to be with me, but in all honesty, there always has right until I started to think that the only person I deserved to be with was myself, and I meant that in the best possible uplifting sense. I needed the most strictest care of my feelings, the person that knows me the best was me, I took three years to myself after a very heart breaking ordeal within my personal life. I'm the better for it.

The Decision
I had just split up with someone who I was mad for and came out of hospital for PTSD for an attack that happened a few months before that relationship, and needless to say I was fragile, the wind could have blew too hard and I would have broken. Cracks were surfacing.
I logged on to my facebook literally days after coming out of hospital after not being on for the duration of my visit, and had loads of messages from my ex's pub acquaintances asking me out on a date because although they were sorry to see I was single, I was "fit/beautiful/sexy" blah blah blah. Not only was I hoping to get back with the ex, I didn't think anyone was superior enough mentally to deal with my changing emotions, and the psychological shit that was whirring around my noggin. So I carefully let down the chivalrous offers and had some time to licking my wounds.
Three months had gone by and it had been the longest continuous time that had gone where I had not been out with someone, not been on a date, not even had a new number to text, not replied to the facebook chats, not spoke flirtatiously.
It was breath taking, I had totally eradicated something from the list of worries; Love.

When Love Fails, Life Prevails
A couple of months after the break up and recovery, I found myself getting myself slowly back unto my feet, first I got a Christmas temporary job at Dune Shoes which were more than accommodating, and found I had a real happiness in getting a smile from a customer so when the position came to a close I quickly got a job in a call centre full time. I then applied for something I've always wanted to do, I applied for university and was over the moon when I got accepted. I stayed with the company for around 9 month until I went to university, I was at university for another 9 months and during the summer period of year one and two I went back to the old position as a part time employee and then left because it conflicted with my university schedule.

Summer Fling Friend Disaster
During my summer of year 1 and 2 of university, I did something irrevocable to a relationship I held dear, I slept with it. Chris my friend for over 5 years and me had been to the gym together, gym hormones and sweaty bodies lingered around our long sturdy friendship, and turned it a bit sexy. We decided to go out because we were such good friends and if it didn't work out we'd just go back to that, right? WRONG, now in the summer of year 2 and 3, we hardly speak, and he has since deleted me from all platforms of social networking, and you know the hardest thing, even though I don't have any romantic feelings towards it, I miss my once best friend.

Walking on Type Rope without a Safety Net

Chris was my safety net, I thought because he thought I was kick ass as a friend he's surely going to find me as an amazing girlfriend, nope, it just was all wrong. So safety net was removed and I was left, not giving a toss about love, relationships and even sex, to walk the type rope of love alone. All this time single I had a good hard think about what I wanted in a guy, my true romantic type. When I first started talking to my now boyfriend Leigh on facebook, I knew straight away that we got along because we were firing off each other Hydrogen and Oxygen GAS, having a nerdy bender and talking for ages. When he plucked up the courage to ask me out (he told me he was scared) I grabbed at the chance because I liked him a lot already and that was through text and facebook.


So Why The Importance
Being truly deeply and a bit madly single taught me a lot of things about myself. It taught me what I wanted in a partner, what type of person I am, my own likes and dislikes. Where I was in life and where I wanted to end up, my readiness, my goals, my passions, the type of family I'd one day like to create with someone.
Surprisingly it taught me my flaws, like that I'm absolutely dire with money and I impulse buy.
It taught me how to SELF MANAGE my emotions and don't depend on anyone else to make you happy or happier. It made me a little selfish, in a good way, to not compromise my own self-worth for the happiness of someone else, and to realise when something is bad for me.
It taught me the corny bullsh*t, like how to accept myself and love myself in some respects because quoting Ru Paul here "If you don't love yourself, how the in the hell you gonna love somebody else".
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Crownbrush Discount Code

7/11/2014


Its that time again readers, I get a email from crownbrush every month with a discount code, and its only kind of me that I give you this to release the burden on brushes cost, so here it is.


July's Code is.....
JULYAFF2014

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This will get you 10% off your order, if you follow this >>>>>> LINK<<<<<<<<< it will pre populate in the checkout box. Happy Shopping xxx

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Loom band Obsession

7/09/2014

I couldn't help it, I bought a loom band kit from TheWorks, you know the basic loom board that has all the pegs on the same board and not able to change them.



I had fun doing the fishtail band

and the infinity band

 but then I tried the three fishtails all in one


And then I knew I needed the loom that that you could take apart and switch around, and the one that has spaces in-between the loom rows.

So I bought one.....




Watch this space

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