Sunday, 30 March 2014

Another day, and on we go

I am just going to come straight out with it.
I think I have fallen in love with socks.

They are such a wonderful source of happiness. Every time I look at my feet I smile, especially when I have socks with faces on them, because they are so cute. Plus, they keep my feet nice and cozy.

Autumn is here now, and though the air grows ever colder, my spirits do not. You might have realised that I haven't been having the best time recently, and as I said in life lately, it is the little things that really help. That, and The other day I was really not feeling good, and I just went onto the site for five minutes, and I swear I felt so much better for the rest of the afternoon. Sometimes just taking five minutes for yourself can make a world of difference.

Something that made me grin madly for a longer amount of time than it should have this week was Anne's post. Ever since Anne commented on my blog love post, we have been emailing almost everyday (everyday on her part, I am not quite as on to it as she is!) and she is so sweet and lovely and we have the best chats. It is really wonderful to have a friend who is a blogger, sometimes I think that you can feel a bit isolated when you blog and this is a wonderful solution. Emailing is such a brilliant way to connect with other bloggers, don't be scared to email a blogger you want to know better, they'd probably love to hear from you and you could get a friend from it too! I'll stop rambling now. (but seriously, thank-you Anne for being a wonderful friend) :)

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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Fortune Teller - How to

So you know in the days of primary school when you made fortune tellers in class and it was such a novelty? You would go up to your friend and say, pick a colour. Now, pick a number. And then you would tell them their future, i.e. that they will have 14 children, or they will kiss a boy tomorrow or something else equally frightening to a 10 year old.
I was fiddling around with a piece of paper the other day and remembered how to make this and thought, wouldn't it to be cool to change things up a bit? So here is how to make the grown-up fortune teller.
1. Begin with a square piece of paper and a pen.
2. Fold the paper in half to make a rectangle both ways and then diagonally both ways, and return it to flat.

3. Turn the white side (or pick a side if the paper is one colour) to face you. Fold each corner into the centre.

4. Now turn the paper up the other way and once again fold each corner into the centre.

5. Write in your words of choice! I did weather, then numbers, then inspirational quotes.
6. Turn it so that the side you wrote the weather on is facing up and put your index finger and thumb from each hand under each flap and you're set!
7. Ask your friend to pick a type of weather, then fold it the same number of times there are letter in the word, then ask them to pick a number that they can see, and fold it that many times, then ask them to pick another number, unfold the flap and inspire them with your inspirational quote!
Ok, so I was going to make this into a gif, but that proved beyond me, so here is this instead!

(please excuse my shaky hands)
ps. I know it may seem confusing, I am kind of relying on you having done this in primary school, but if you have any questions, just ask.
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Saturday, 15 March 2014

Life lately

Hey guys!
So, I have never done a post like this before, but this week I had a bunch of little anecdotes that I wanted to share with you, so here goes;

First of all, a couple of nights ago I showed my brother this video, which is just so funny, and so tonight he gave me these pens! He bought them ironically of course, but I do feel slightly bad about having them, because Bic doesn't know he bought them ironically.

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Secondly, last night I got home late from babysitting and I was chatting to mum and we had such a good laugh! You know how wonderful it is to reminisce sometimes with your mum? We were talking about how bad my little brother used to be when babysitters would come, oh he would be so difficult and manipulative! It was especially funny because I had forgotten that he used to be like that; he is so good now.

Thirdly, today I made these four ingredient brownies! Man they are good. Warning though: do not put speckled eggs in them, the nice crunchy bit on the inside does not take well to being cooked.

Fourthly, I saw this version of the Fault in our Stars trailer, and it brought me to tears! And so of course I have been listening to the song on repeat since. :)

Fifthly, I read this post on A Wild and Wily Brunette Bombshell, which is one of my favourite blogs, and it really got me thinking. So far in this post I have talked about the things that I had to think hard about to remember, the things that made me happy this week. Because honestly this has not been a great week. But I wanted to think about the things that I would otherwise not have remembered, as when I looked back in this week these were not the things that I immediately thought about. What I thought about was my chemistry exam, the problems my friends are having, the stress of not knowing what you want to do after school when you are in your final year of school and time is slipping through your fingers. I was thinking of all the things I could have been doing, rather than what I was doing. And so, unlike Meg I am not sure enough of myself to safely say what I think of blogging, and to be sure of what I want my blog to be. I am changing a lot at the moment though, so I think being unsure is okay.
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ps. what did you do when you left school?

Monday, 10 March 2014

Time stands still

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Story #1
The moon was so beautiful that night, I couldn't not take a picture. I am taking a picture every day this year, and because I am forgetful I usually remember late at night. This was the perfect picture for that day. I had to zoom in, otherwise the moon was just a dot being swallowed by the blackness. The moon isn't actually all that big, but it always seems to me that in movies it is huge!

Story #2
The moon feels like me at the moment. Orbiting the earth but never getting any closer, in fact moving further away. Out in the cold.
I am a night-time person at the moment. I find the moonlight is always so much more revealing, it shows me how I really feel, strips away the pretences and shields. The night has that beautiful loneliness that only knows other lonely souls. But I am not lonely, more like empty, waiting for the day to come. The sky will begin to lighten soon I'm sure, but at first it can be hard to tell, as it lightens so slowly, so imperceptibly. In comparison the sunrise is blinding in it's fleetness.

Story #3
Have you seen the man on the moon? Probably not. Contrary to popular belief, he isn't big enough that you can see him from the earth. He is actually just a normal guy who happens to be immortal and lives on the moon. You might have seen a picture of him though. See those craters on the moon that look like a man? You probably thought those were formed randomly by comets and asteroids and other space debris, well, he wants you to think that. He actually carved a portrait of himself into the moon. And see the lady he is dancing with? That's his wife. He and his wife spent 1000 years doing that portrait for us, to remind us whenever we look at the moon that "when you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy every step along the way."

This is a part of the One Picture, Three Stories link-up, where you share a picture and tell three stories about it, trying to uncover the layers in the picture. Quote from Wayne Dyer.
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Ps. can you see the dancers? They're tipped on an angle with their heads in the northwest.
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