Ducks and Doggles

I will not ever, ever choose between ducks and dogs. It just cannot ever happen. For a start they are both adorably cute and secondly they are hilarious! You’ve seen ducks walk? Well, waddle. It’s quite possibly one of the most entertaining things ever. Also they are just tiny dinosaurs so you’ve got to love them. Duck facts Ducks are found on every continent except Antarctica. The collective term for ducks is a raft. Most male ducks are silent. ‘Donald Ducks’ middle name is ‘Fauntleroy’. Ducks feet have no nerves or blood vessels, meaning their feet don’t feel the cold. … Continue reading Ducks and Doggles

How to survive..A day out

I love a good day out, to the park, a museum, the beach. I’m not the biggest fan of people. People can be the total ruin of my day! I’m making progress though..I’d say that I like at least 3 more people now than I did this time last year 😀 Here’s 5 “rules” I follow for any occasion! Practice your ‘Hi!, we’re having a great time’ smile for every single person you come across. You’ll soon spot the other fakers. Over-enthusiastic grins and wide crazy eyes! Something like this… Cram your pockets and bag with snacks and drinks that you … Continue reading How to survive..A day out

How to survive…your ‘customer facing’ job role.

‘Just remember, these people pay your wages’ Those words are neither helpful nor entirely accurate. Yes okay if the customer base wasn’t there, there wouldn’t be a job, however you wouldn’t have been given that job in the first place because it wouldn’t have existed… I was going somewhere with this but I lost it. My point is that saying that to someone is dumb. It’s like telling someone to calm down when they are clearly already irate! So here’s a few tricks of the trade to survive a customer facing role. To get you through the day; plotting elaborate and … Continue reading How to survive…your ‘customer facing’ job role.

Thanks for the memories

I’ve had this huge memorabilia box for years. It’s moved with me to every house I’ve lived in for the past 15 years, continuously filling it with things, things that I haven’t looked at for months, even years at a time. Why though? Why am I holding on to these things? What purpose do they serve? I can’t even give you a valid reason for keeping them. Therefore there is no good reason to keep them. I remember an episode of ‘Sabrina the Teenage Witch’ where her Aunts were clearing out the loft, I think, and they were arguing about … Continue reading Thanks for the memories

Moved to the music

Music is majorly important to me, I will always have some sort of music on whatever I’m doing. I’ll have the radio playing downstairs, my iPod on upstairs and something playing on my phone as I carry it around with me. It’s comforting and soothing. It picks me up, it helps me relax and sometimes with the right piece of music it can transport you off somewhere else. I have been practicing meditation more frequently and I think it’s starting to open up certain areas of my brain that have been neglected for years. There’s a creativity in there that … Continue reading Moved to the music

My Top 5 Inspirational Films

1. Wild – Reese Witherspoon plays Cheryl Strayed, the crazy woman who loses her Mum to cancer and decides that she has to walk over 1,000 miles to work through her grief. It’s based on a true story, the book is far better than the film (isn’t it always). I can watch this over and over, it fills me up with determination and makes me want to get off my backside and do something, mainly it makes me want to hike PCT. 2. Eat, Pray, Love – I will watch anything with Julia Roberts in it, because she is beautiful. … Continue reading My Top 5 Inspirational Films

The Brontës

Haworth is a beautiful, historic village nestled in to the outskirts of the Pennines. It is famous for its cobbled streets, olde world sweet shop, apothecary and of course it was the home of The BrontĂ«s from 1820 until 1861. The BrontĂ« sisters, and their brother, were born in Thornton village, just along the road from where I grew up. This is where my love of the BrontĂ«s and Haworth stems from. I feel a connection with them and BrontĂ« Country because to me they are of great importance, their history, and the imprint they have made on the world. … Continue reading The BrontĂ«s

Sidewalk pickings.

*Spoiler alert* If you haven’t seen ‘The Thin Red Line’, starring everybody! Then you may want to close your eyes, major spoiler alert. Also get over it, the film came out in 1998, in fact the original was 1964, where have you been?! I’m trawling my way through these blog ideas. I’ve not been doing them in order, mainly because number one sounded stupid, so I’m doing that one now. Number one on the blog list idea was ‘Go for a walk, list the things that you see or find on the sidewalk’… This is number one on my latest … Continue reading Sidewalk pickings.

Guy Fawkes Night

Remember, remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason and plot… Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes, Plot Night. Whatever you call it, us Brits love to celebrate the 5th of November with a big fire, lots of loud sparkly things, some pie and peas and toffee apples. On the 5th of November, 1605 a man named Guy Fawkes and 12 other Catholic conspirators tried to blow up Parliament and kill the King. They failed. The tradition of a bonfire actually began the same night of the foiled gunpowder plot. When the people of London learnt that their King had had an attempt … Continue reading Guy Fawkes Night