Nature vs Nurture?

Just stop being a miserable t**twaffle…   A long running argument in the world of psychology is Nature vs Nurture. The debate is focused on whether or not our attitudes, principals, morals etc, our core good or bad is naturally ingrained or we learn that behaviour. Is it as simple as you’re either a good person or a bad person? Some people argue that the way we behave, our attitudes, principles, morals etc are natural and then the other side of the argument is that you’re basically born as a clean slate and you’re nurtured in to the way you … Continue reading Nature vs Nurture?

Bingley Walking Festival 2017

What better way to spend a Bank Holiday Monday than with a stroll along the Leeds/Liverpool Canal in Bingley. Taking in the surrounding beauty along the way and of course the Five Rise Locks. The Family Walk was part of Bingley Walking Festival 2017. Walkers are definitely welcome in Bingley and there’s plenty of reasons to see why. We have the bustling canal stretching out towards Leeds or Liverpool, filled with fellow walkers, cyclists, runners. You name it they’re there. The beautiful woods up at St Ives and for slightly more rugged terrain we have moorland stretching out over the tops of Bingley out … Continue reading Bingley Walking Festival 2017

Walking Whernside

Walking is amazing, it’s one of the best and easiest ways to get and keep fit. It gets you out in the fresh air and it’s free. You don’t need any specialist equipment, unless you’re doing something that involves mountainous regions or long distance. If you’re walking around your local park you’ll probably be safe enough with a bottle of water and hopefully you won’t need a compass.* I love planning a walk, a big walk I mean, and by plan I mean something along these lines… “Gayle do you fancy a walk next Sunday”? “Yeah, sure, where”? “Not sure, … Continue reading Walking Whernside

Happy!

I may have a similar post to this somewhere but the things that make us happy can change on a daily basis. The big things will remain the same, such as friends, family, partners, children etc, but the little things will fluctuate. You might discover a new series on Netflix that you love or find a new flavour of syrup for your coffee, it could be anything.

So here I have a, possibly, new list of ten things that make me happy, that I can think of right now.

  1. My pets. Their squishy little faces always cheer me up 🙂

    2. A perfectly made cup of tea. My Grandad’s were the best but Chris’ aren’t too bad 😛

     

    3. Ducks… I don’t need to explain this one. How could this not make you happy!duck

    4. Doggies! Again, what else can I say? I just want to shnuffle his face! Eeeee!!dog

5. Trees. They’re just majestic. (Or ‘leafy’, if you’re a fan of Phoebe Buffay)

6. Reading makes me happy because it relaxes me. It’s an escape from real life.

7. It really makes me happy when my teenage son laughs with me. It’s an enormous achievement just to get him to smile, so laughter is like winning the lottery 🙂

8. Sleeping… sleep

9. Running. As much as the build up to it completely kills me, I do love it when I’m out there.

10. Snow.

 

Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough. 

Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow, 

next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂

‘Blind faith is no way to run a world’ – Victor Stenger Continue reading “Happy!”

A weekend of adventures!

This post was originally written and published in 2016. And Christopher still wants to do stuff with us! It’s truly a mackerel! This last weekend gave me the rare opportunity to spend some time with my son. My boyfriend was working nights and so Christopher and I headed off to find some adventures. The weekend wasn’t without its arguments. That child will  argue that black is white with me given half the chance. We had fun though, we always have fun, it’s so nice to see him growing up, you can hold a semi sensible conversation with him and sometimes … Continue reading A weekend of adventures!