“7 Questions Tag – Coast Facts”

So, to well and truly start getting back into the blogging mojo again I decided I will do a tag post. After searching on google for different ideas I came across “7 Questions tag – Coast Facts” on National Trust.

I am really excited as I have recently purchased a new notebook which is just for my writing and blogging. So i can finally dedicate my spare time to typing away, writing new posts and catching up on all of my favourite blogs!

Watch this space!! 🙂


 

“7 Questions Tag – Coast Facts”

1) What’s your favourite beach?

Ooo, tricky one! I don’t really have a favourite in particular. I am not overly keen on pebble beaches so as long as the sand is soft and there is a positive atmostphere then I am happy! 

2) Sea or Sand?

Definitely sand. Don’t get me wrong; I love the sound of the sea and having a paddle in it. But I have never been one to actually get in the sea and have a swim. I much prefer chilling on the sand watching the bags whilst everybody else runs down to the sea. Although I have never been to the beach in a really hot country – I may have a different answer then!

3) Tell a memory of being by the sea?beach

I have way too many memories to share for this one! So I will pick one from when I was younger – I was on holiday with the family and we made a sand car – yes, an actual car made out of sand. It wasn’t exactly life size, but it was big enough for me to sit in it! I still remember that to this day 🙂

4) What’s your favourite seaside food?

Chips from the chip shop of course! C’mon, you can’t have a trip to the beach without having fish and chips!!

5) Favourite ice cream flavour?

Vanilla… Although last year I had a ‘honeycom crunch’ ice cream which was amazing!! In fact, I think that’s my new favourite!!

6) Have you ever lived by the sea?

Sadly not, but I would like to think I might get the chance to when I am retired in years to come.

7) Favourite place on the coast?

If you have never been down to Pembrokeshire in Wales before, then I suggest you get packing and go! It is such a beautiful place, has a fantastic atmosphere and is just the perfect scenery to relax in. 


 

That was fun re-living some memories for this post 😀 I’m not going to tag anybody in particular to take part, but if you choose to do this tag then please leave your link in the comments below for me to see your answers!

Happy Sunday 🙂

Why Not Drinking Alcohol Shouldn’t Be Questioned

One thing I never understand is why some people are so surprised when you tell them that you “don’t drink alcohol”.

Why is it such a big deal?

Before I was put on the medication I am currently on I would socially drink. Sure, sometimes it got a bit wild and I would wake up with a massive hangover the next day but that was part of being young and wreckless. alc

However, I have noticed these days that when I say to somebody that “I’m not drinking” or “I don’t drink alcohol” they suddenly have to speak up and ask a gazillion questions. Same when somebody says “what are you drinking?” when we are out and my reply is “lemonade” – I get the most shocked responses questioning me how and why I am out when I’m not even drinking. Continue reading

“Because I do…”

It’s not that I don’t miss writing; because I do.
It’s not that I don’t miss blogging; because I do.
It’s not that I don’t miss reading other blogs; because I do.

Well, this feels weird. This is the first time I have turned my laptop on to write in what feels like months… Wait, it actually is months.

I miss writing and blogging like crazy. You’re probably thinking, “well why did you stop then?”, but the reason for that is that life just got in the way.

I now have a full time job – 6 days a week – which I absolutely love. I am so thankful for the opportunity to actually be in a job that I adore and right now I wouldn’t have it any other way.

The only thing that has suffered from getting a job though is my blog. But that isn’t my jobs fault; it’s mine. Continue reading

‘Ignoring Gravity’ by Sandra Danby: Book Review

Ignoring Gravity‘ is a debut book by Sandra Danby published by Beulah Press.

Ignoring Gravity’ follows the story of Rose who is confident about her identity. She pulls the same face as her grandfather when she has to do something she doesn’t want to do, she knows her DNA is the same as his. Except it isn’t: because Rose is adopted and doesn’t know it.

‘Ignoring Gravity’ connects two pairs of sisters separated by a generation of secrets. Finding her mother’s lost diaries, Rose begins to understand why she has always seemed the outsider in her family, why she feels so different from her sister Lily. Then just when she thinks there can’t be any more secrets…ig grav

I absolutely loved this book. I am usually very wary about reading books by new authors, especially ones which I haven’t read any reviews on previously, however I was pleasantly surprised with Sandra’s book.

From the very first page I was hooked. It started off exactly how you would expect it to – calm and simple – however, as the story unfolds we are introduced to a series of constant enigma’s.

We mainly follow the journey of Rose and Lily, and whilst we are searching for their unanswered questions to be resolved, we also learn a lot about their current life relationships with both people and work.

I disliked Lily’s husband from the very beginning and my hatred for him became more and more prominent as the book went on. Nick however, was a darling who I really loved – he was handsome, patient, loving and understanding. What more could you want in a man? Continue reading

I’m Back – Get To Know Me Tag

Hey Everyone!!

Yes, it’s me – I’m back. As many of you know, I have taken time off blogging. Since moving home from university I seem to have lost a lot of motivation for various reasons.

I have missed blogging and you guys so much, but I just couldn’t seem to face it for the last month or so. I am determined to get back into regular blogging again though, so I thought I would do a tag post today in order to ease myself back into it.

I hope to find you all well, and I look forward to catching up with you and your blogs again! 🙂

The tag I am going to do today is – “Get To Know Me’ Tag: 21 Questions. I am not actually sure where this tag originated from, as I just Googled different tags I could do, and this one looked like a great one to ease myself back in.

So, let’s get started!


 

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The difficulty of job hunting

At the moment, job hunting feels like a lose-lose situation.

After applying for what seems like a hundred jobs, I either get a reply saying that I am too qualified; a reply saying that I don’t have enough experience; or no reply at all.

I understand the fact that companies would rather employ somebody who knows what they are doing, therefore require less time being taught procedures, but that doesn’t help those who don’t quite have enough experience yet.

For all they know, I, like many others could extremely capable of doing the job and able to learn the procedures very quickly; but they don’t even give us a chance. Despite the fact I have a degree within that sector, they opt for somebody who has more experience than me within the industry to save them time and money teaching unexperienced recruits. Continue reading

Life as a Graduate!

On Thursday, I turned twenty-one and graduated from university!

Leading up to the day I should have been really excited, but I wasn’t. I couldn’t look forward to my birthday because I was so scared about graduation, but now that I have done it, I have realised that I really did have nothing to worry about.

Thursday morning, I woke up and bypassed the fact that it was my birthday. I didn’t want to open any of my cards and presents until I could enjoy it after the ceremony was over. I was a huge bag of nerves, but somehow I managed to keep it under control… Well, until I got my gown!

Once I received my gown and mortar board, reality sunk in. “Wow, I am actually off to graduate”. That was it for me – my anxiety completely took over and I had trouble trying to pull myself together. Where we collected our gowns from and where the ceremony took place, there was roughly a ten minute walk to get there. The whole way there I was trying not to heave whilst my parents were around me, supporting me and reassuring me that I don’t have to go through with it if I’m not up to it.

BUT… I DID IT! Continue reading