We won't be broken


It was great to see how you seemed to like my last post. I have more planned so hopefully you will like those too! 

I felt I couldn't really blog about lighthearted things today and ignore the fact of the two abhorrent attacks in Manchester and London. As you know, I am a complete London girl. I love the town, atmosphere, places, theatre, and I am immensely proud to be a part of our capital. I've never visited Manchester but watching events unfold, then seeing the reactions to it, I have to say I am also immensely proud of Manchester. In fact I'm proud and inspired by ANY town or country that react with shock, horror, disgust, kindness, care, heroism, and a stubbornness not to be cowed by an act of threat or terrorism. 

I am so sad that this is the state of our world, and I'm not going to lie I'm scared sometimes. For myself, my family, my friends, but I like the rest of the U.K. will not be cowed. Our spirit amazes me, we haven't been broken by these attacks, we have banded together and met hate with love. People who stood up for themselves, who risked their own lives, who worked to save others, those who offered their homes, food, tea, comfort, who made a difference in some way and who said 'we will carry on'. We live in a world of fear, but also incredible love and hope. 
It's ok to be frightened, it's ok to be sad, but we won't be broken.

I wanted to say that on Thursday the UK are having a general election (just in case its subtlety has passed you by). We are so lucky to live in a country that allows us to have a say in our government. It is not a luxury that others always share and others before us have had to fight to get us this privilege. Please do not waste it. Whoever you vote for please vote. Your vote does make a difference. I've been baffled in the past by the different parties and really not known who to vote for in some cases but you can be informed and vote for whoever you think is the best of a bad bunch if necessary. JUST VOTE, it is so important that you do because these are the people who will run this country, make the big decisions and essentially lead us to good times or bad. Don't leave it to others to decide for you.

For all those affected by the attacks and everyone else my love, strength and support is with you. Be kind to each other xxxx


Happy things

Happy list.

So I'm basically stealing this idea from my lovely friend Josie who's blog is here  I've been having a fairly overwhelming/crappy week so to counteract that I'm making a happy list of all the things in my life lately that aren't overwhelming or crappy.

1) Lots of work. Admittedly it's been very stressful this week and this coming week because I have a lot going on but work is work and it's nice to have orders coming in! 



2) Self Improvement.
I'm a huge believer in the fact you never stop learning. I'm currently doing an improvisation course, and when that finishes an accent course. I've also seen a private physio this week and have been really impressed by my first consultation. Hoping that the program he's suggested is going to help my pain and also be light enough to not aggravate my fatigue. I'm also getting diet advice from my dietician and have managed to lose half a kilo this week! I've also realised after a rather spectacular mini break down over a cake (seriously don't ask) that I've not been coping especially well and need a bit of extra support which I'll be chasing. Always ask for help if you need it.

3)My Garden
My lungs and joints hate humidity so it's not been the best this last week or so but today and yesterday it's been lovely out and in between work I've been sitting in my garden having a cup of tea, or throwing the ball for the dog, enjoying the sun and all the gorgeous flowers. 

4) Saturday night movies. 
We've only done this for a couple of weeks but I'm going to keep it up. Rather than watching crappy Saturday night tv, mum and I have been making ourselves cosy and watching a film instead. So far we've watched Fantastic Beasts and A Streetcat named Bob. 

5) Crystals.
I've always liked crystals (my nickname isn't magpie for nothing) but I've been really drawn to them lately. I love the sparkle, the colours, shapes and the fact that nature once again can make something so pretty. I found my age old Pyrite and Amthyest stones recently and am hoping to add to my collection. If you know any good places to buy from leave me a comment! 

6) Friendship.
I'll be honest I've had quite a few problems with friendships over the years. I find it very difficult to trust people and have been hugely let down by some of those that I have trusted. As a result I can feel very lonely at times. However I have a group of about 5 friends, who I don't see often but are always there to talk to and hear me out. Some of the relationships are older, some new and growing but I am very grateful to have them there. We have made some plans for the next few months. And also had FaceTime and text chats that go on and on. Love them 

7) Clearouts
I seem to go through times of cleaning and sorting through things to declutter. I think I get quite tired and work etc means a clean space so I have to purge in between orders. I've enjoyed it though and it's a nice side effect to be able to gift friends bits that I no longer use and cheer up their day. As well as donating to charity and selling bits on eBay. 

8) Lucky dog.

Lucky was 5 last week and I'm just so glad to have him in my life. He is adorable, cheeky, naughty, funny and extremely loyal. I love him very very much. 


So tell me what's made you happy this week? I love reading your comments, I know you're reading but don't often hear from you, so say hello! X