Little things in life

Sometimes the little things in life make it just a bit better so here is a mention to all the things that people do that make my life better.

  1. Maddy and Eliza for the morning doorbell shanagons (they like to ring my doorbell several times and sometimes even when I have already opened the door!)
  2. Eliza for being my head rest for my pre school naps on the train!
  3. Harriet for smiling at me when I come in the room
  4. For my sis for not getting too annoyed at me when I am in a annoying mood.
  5. My mum for attacking me with cuddles in the mornings…and evenings
  6. For the little things that you do Maddy that make me smile (lama juice!)
  7. For Eliza when we have several cookies…
  8. For Sophie for chats about pancakes!
  9. For Saskia who makes my hair look sassy and takes my pom bears.
  10. For Charlotte, Saskia,Eliza, Sophie and Harriet for being my friends no matter what.

Winter tips

This winter I have though up some do’s and don’ts and I though I would share them with you…


Do !!
Wrap up with several layers of wooly hats,scarves,and gloves stay warm or go home 🙂
Drink several hot drinks…a day .
Buy an electric blanket ( who does’t want to go to bed to find it toasty warm)
Carry a lip balm in your bag, pocket, coat, jeans, car, socks…..maybe not but you get the idea.
Get the onsie on immediately after getting home.

Don’t !!
Lick your lips…however tempting grab the lip balm.
Shy on getting out there. Brace the whether rain or shine!
Forget to moisturise. Nobody wants dry skin.
Forget to eat a filling breakfast even if you are really late grab something!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful winter wherever you are!


Start of a new chapter

Hi guys, recently I left scouts 😦  I must say Friday evenings are not ever going to be the same!  I am obviously very sad to leave my group and see less of all the scouts I have grown to love being around.  If you are considering going to scouts I can’t erge you enough to give it a go. I had the best 4 years. Filled with fun, laughter,  new friends and learning new skills, I wouldn’t change those years for anything.

I must say I find it very hard to think that I was an annoying little 10 year old who started scouts rather shy soon to learn how to fit in where in a place that if you have to say something you might have to yell “HEY LISTEN” if you actually want anyone to listen! It was of course helped with some firm friends. Sophie I wish I could turn the clock back and do it all again with you. When we didn’t worry about GCSE’s,makeup or  outfit choices judging by some frightful pictures of me! You will always be the one I text in block caps when a major disaster happens. This is just thanks for the times you made me laugh, cheered me up, consoled me and gave me a hug when I just need a Sophie cuddle. It is also a reminder that even though we won’t see each other as much you still have to do all of the above!!!

Sophie made scouts  enjoyable for me but it wouldn’t be the same without lots of other people. Maisie you finally have time to go to all those parties! Niamh I am sorry for constantly taking selfies on your phone (I’m not!) And all the others; Will, Jack, Tom,Ben, Bushy (melons),shannon (moo) ,Ronan,Izzy, Abi, and Megan (ginger ninja!) Sorry if i missed you off it want intentional!

I of course have to say a big thank you to my scout leader, Deadwood (david) thanks for 4 years of fun and something to look forward to at the end of the week! So scouts has finished but a here is to a  new chapter. I have started volunteering at beavers and love working with them (they are sooo cute). Much love to my troup ( 1st Ripley)



All in

Now this title would probably break my friend ( you know who you are) but it isn’t a intentional euphemism. It is actually an way that I have recently decided to try and live my life. Notice the word try! I try very hard to practice what I preach but it is sometimes very hard to be totally honest with yourself.

I while ago I wasn’t having a great day. It was one of those off days where nothing seems to go to plan. I decided that if I was going to do something I might as well do it to my best ability. So from now on I will either try my best or not at all. On my lock screen of my iPad I have a saying that has become a bit of a mantra of mine ‘Life is short, don’t be lazy” I think my main problem is I just can’t be bothered. I just don’t want to right now or I will do it later. Sound familiar?

Good luck if you are trying it out