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Friday, 31 July 2015

Tofu Cute Haul!

"Food is our common ground, a universal experience."
James Beard

In the last edition of My Week In Words I wrote about my sister ordering from a website called Tofu Cute and how she'd treated me to a couple of things and shared the yummy treats she'd bought with me. I also wrote how I hadn't been able to resist putting in my own order! Well, that order arrived and I thought I would make my lovely readers a little jealous by showing you what I purchased and telling you what I think!

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Mental Health | My Anxiety Tells

"I try not to worry about the future - so I take each day just one anxiety attack at a time."
Tom Wilson

Self-soothing is something we all do, whether we realise it or not. All of us, young and old, have ways in which we make ourselves feel better when we're in certain situations. Some of them are methods we've picked up in a self help book or a magazine. Things like counting to ten or taking deep breaths. They are things we knowingly put into action when we need to but others we do without realising. Little things we do subconsciously. Often we, nor others, realise or perhaps understand it for what it is. However, some are more noticeable and we may be called out on it as people may not realise it might be the only thing stopping you from going over the cliff of anxiety!

You may be wondering why I named this post 'My Anxiety Tells' rather than something about self-soothing. The reason for this is that I didn't want to give the impression this is an advice post. I'm not going to tell you methods to give a go as mine aren't the common forms as mentioned above. They are things I started to do subconsciously that I either started to notice over time or were pointed out by the person who knows me best, my sister Eva. It might come across like being fidgety or a tic at times.

Monday, 27 July 2015

My Week In Words | #30 2015

"Everything looks cute when it's small."
Cynthia Rowley

Welcome to this belated My Week In Words. I've decided to change when I post to Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Admittedly I'd like to post earlier on a Monday but a few things cropped up that delayed me finishing off this post. Anyway, this post covers from Sunday 19th to Saturday 25th of July. Enjoy!

Friday, 24 July 2015

Bloo's Reviews | The Call

"And don't make promises... cause you know you can't keep'em."
The Call

This review may contain spoilers.

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Unexpected IKEA Haul

"I wanted to buy a candle holder, but the store didn't have one. So I got a cake."
Mitch Hedberg

When I went to IKEA last Friday, with my aunt and sister, I was determined to spend as little as possible. I only had one thing in mind that I needed to get and I had promised myself that was it. As you may have noticed, if you frequent my blog very often, I've been spending a lot lately. Just treating myself all the time. It's a habit I had hoped to kick this year but you know what they say. Old habits die hard. So although I hadn't planned to buy enough to make a haul post, here I am nonetheless. So on with the haul!

Monday, 20 July 2015

My Week In Words | #29 2015

"In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive."
Lee Iacocca

Welcome to this week's edition of My Week In Words! It was another pretty busy week for me. I'm not completely back on track with posting yet, which you can probably tell by the fact I'm posting My Week In Words a day late but I guess I'd rather have a busy week and not post on time than have nothing to write about but post on time! Anyway, this post covers from Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th of July. Enjoy!

Friday, 17 July 2015

Arts 'n' Crafts | Past Arts & Crafts #2

"Art is the most intense mode of individualism that the world has known."
Oscar Wilde

I had another Arts 'n' Crafts post I was hoping to have ready for today but the time I had allocated to getting it done got away from me after my day didn't exactly go to plan. You'll hear more about that in this week's My Week In Words. I was at a bit of a loss as to what to do instead but then I remembered a while ago I did a past art's and crafts post that went down pretty well so I thought I'd show you some of my other past arts and crafts. Some are more embarrassing than others. Some I thought looked amazing at the time but now just make me cringe. Still, I enjoy looking back through them so I'm not too embarrassed to share them with you guys!

Last time I wrote a little about each piece but this time I'm just going to post them. I mean, that's the most interesting part. Right?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015


"Build traditions of family vacations and trips and outings. These memories will never be forgotten by your children."
Ezra Taft Benson

On Monday, here in Northern Ireland, we celebrated the Twelfth. Usually the holiday is celebrated on the 12th of July but as it fell on a Sunday this year we had to celebrate on the 13th. The last few years they've tried to rebrand the holiday as Orangefest. Perhaps as a way to disguise a holiday that for a lot of people raises tensions and make the holiday seem more inclusive. I mean, who doesn't want to check out something with 'fest' in the name? Everybody loves a 'festival'! But underneath the spiffy new name it's just the same as it always was. To me at least. So I guess I'm using the name Orangefest a tad ironically.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

My Week In Words | #28 2015

"It takes an endless amount of history to make even a little tradition."
Henry James

Welcome to this week's edition of My Week In Words. Finally back on track! It feels good. I hope everyone is enjoying their summer so far. I feel bad that I haven't had more summer fun yet. I was kind of lazy this week if I'm honest. Still, hopefully it's not too much of a boring read. This post covers from Monday 6th to Saturday 11th of July. Enjoy!

Friday, 10 July 2015

Pets 'n' Stuff | Rue Recommends

"Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life."
James Cromwell

Howdy! In today's Pets 'n' Stuff post I am going to be talking about Rue's favourite things. For those of you that aren't aware, Rue is my Syrian Hamster. She's a tort, short haired, pet store hamster and she's approximately just over five months old. From day one she had such a lovely temperament. She's not once bitten me in an aggressive way, but sometimes she'll nibble or even lick my hand. I'd never had a licky hamster before her. At first she was very fast and spent a lot of time trying to scale down my body, once even making it to the floor. However, as she's gotten older she's slowed down quite a bit. She also sleeps a lot more and a lot later.

Now, just a little bit of a disclaimer. This is what Rue likes. Every hamster is different. With that in mind, on with the list!

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

My Week In Words | #27 2015

"The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence."
Denis Waitley

Welcome to the final edition for my three week catch up of My Week In Words before it goes back to it's usual schedule. This post covers from Sunday 28th of June to Saturday 4th of July. I can't believe we're in July already! Over half way through the year. It's crazy. Anyway, enjoy!

Sunday, 5 July 2015

My Week In Words | #26 2015

"There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired."
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Welcome to the second instalment of a three week catch up of My Week In Words. If you missed the first instalment that was posted yesterday you can check it out here. This post covers from Sunday 21st to Saturday 27th of March. It was a fun filled week! Enjoy.

Saturday, 4 July 2015

My Week In Words | #25 2015

"Rest until you feel like playing, then play until you feel like resting, period. Never do anything else."
Martha Beck

Howdy readers! Long time, no post. If you missed my announcement on Twitter, I decided to take a little blogging hiatus while my parents were in Greece and Eva was off work. It started a little while before they went as I felt like I was just too busy to get my posts out on time. I guess I was in a little bit of a rut and not making my posts a priority like I had been before. So I thought rather than forcing myself, I would take a step back. The last thing I want to do is make blogging feel like a chore because I love it a lot. Anyway! I'm back and to kick start my blogging again I am going to catch up My Week In Words. So the next three posts will be My Week In Words, starting with this one. It covers from Sunday 14th to Saturday 20th of March. Enjoy!
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