Tuesday, 30 April 2013

I Wish, List V.13

It's very rare I get new clothes, unless it's a birthday, Christmas or the odd treat from my Mam. I have plenty and not being a follower of fashion it doesn't matter to me to keep up with trends.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

It's My Life - The Hunt for My Six Pack.

[Base image sourced, graphic by myself]
Once Upon a Time in a not so far off land lived a girl in tip top shape - six pack and all. Sadly, a series of unfortunate events led down the road of no money to attend sport classes, dwindling motivation and eventually a tubby tummy. That girl is me!
Yes it may be hard to believe but

Inked and Awesome - Matt Johnson

Name: Matt Johnson
Age: 22
Website: Heartbreak to Inspiration

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it? 

I was 19 when I got my first tattoo and it was a cross with wings around it. It also has has mum and dad written either side.

What is your employment status/occupation and do your tattoos effect it? 

Well here's a story -

Saturday, 27 April 2013

My Soundtrack V.9

Okay I admit it, I have said I don't like D&B and Dubstep. So what? Ohh, this is D&B? Hmm, yeah, about that...haha. As with all genres of music you're not always gonna love every song or artist, however it works the other way too and a genre you would usually dislike or stray away from may actually produce something tolerable, even good!

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Currently Obsessed V.10 *

Bags. Yeah, you heard correctly! I bet you didn't think someone as casual as me carried a 'handbag' but I do even when wearing a pair of Nike sweatpants and skate shoes. (I promise it doesn't look as stupid as it sounds).

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

What's Going On? - St Georges Day

Lacking in popularity compared to 'St Patrick's day',the celebration of the patron Saint of Ireland (that is pretty much a worldwide drinking festival), St George's Day is the English equivalent.

Saint George, however, was actually born in what is now known as Turkey - he's not English at all! 11 Countries and many citys within other countries, as well as England, all celebrate the day in memory of the 4th century Christian martyr.
Apart from a few facts about his country's of residence (Cappadocia and Palestine) and his work for Christianity (protesting against the Roman persecution), the rest of his story is extremely vague and in some parts mythical. For example the legend of the Dragon Slaying.

It actually sounds more like a Disney movie more than an actual 'legend'; you know the whole 'a dragon terrorizes town, there's a damsel in distress and a knight in shining armor who saves the day' type of deal! I suppose that's pretty rad in itself - the patron saint of England being the hero of his very own princess tale - even if it is a load of rubbish! What leads people to believe it is all fictitious is two things. A - the story didn't emerge until long after St Georges death in the 12th century and B - Middle age representation of the devil was, in fact, the dragon, so the story is more likely to just be 'bigging up' his epic rebellion as a Roman soldier against the Christian prosecution.
Today is another celebratory day too and I think you may be interested. You are reading this so I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and assume you like reading too? Well, today is World Book Night! The birthday and death day of Shakespeare is the date it is celebrated but hold on, it ties in with Saint Georges day as well?! Yep, the traditional celebration of the day saw Spanish Gentlemen gift their ladies with a rose, the exchange was returned by the gift of a book from the women to the men!  I'd personally prefer the book than a flower, nice sentiment though.

Anyways, Happy Saint George's day to all my fellow English as well as those in the many other countries who celebrate. Make sure to check out the World Book Night Website and take part in the events if you can. If not, spread the word and enjoy reading your favorite book :)

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Inked and Awesome - India-Rae Scarlet Hayward

Name: India-Rae Scarlet Hayward
Age: 20
Website: Under Construction / Twitter

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it? 
I was 17 and had it done by a cousin's partner (in a reputable studio if you're wondering). I'd wanted a swallow ever since I'd left home at 16

Saturday, 20 April 2013

TAG - The Versatile Blogger Award. (and Liebster Award #2)

This is my third blog award nomination but is none the less exciting to receive.

I want to thank Sarah at Xlicious Girl, so very much for including me in her list of nominations!
Make sure to stop by her blog and say Hi! 
So here are the rules...:

Thursday, 18 April 2013

My Top 5 - YouTubers

Probably my most overdue post is finally here - My favorite channels that I'm subscribed to on YouTube. As always in no particular order...

The only entry on this list I can actually place in any order and is my favorite channel of all time. 
The most famous YouTube family,

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Out and About - Baker's Big Day Out.

It's been a while since my last 'Out and About' post and without a car our options for day trips are limited. So here is a (very image heavy) 'Day in the life of' post from what was probably our whole summer wrapped up in one day. Let me know if you like it. :)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Inked & Awesome - 'DeDe'

Name: DeDe
Age: 29
Website: http://suicidegirls.com/members/DeDe/

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
As soon as I turned 18 I got my first tattoo. I didn't put any thought into it at all, and picked something off the wall. It is a butterfly that I have on my chest, and I hate it now!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

It's My Life - My Bucket List. 1 Year Update.

While uncovering my old bucket list post to show someone, I realized it was a year ago this month that I'd written it. So seeing as though I did a 6 month update, I thought I'd do a 1 year update too, though this time also change some of the items on the list that I don't think are such great ideas anymore... 

1 - Skydive. [Video Evidence :P]

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

I Wish, List V.12

As promised in my latest currently obsessed post, here is a wishlist of more affordable options to the lavish Victorian-esc style furnishings I would like in our new place

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Inked and Awesome - Anonymous.

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Name: ???
Age: ???
Website: ???

How old were you when you got your first tattoo and what was it?
I had my first tattoo at the age of 15, it's an Native American Indian on my left arm, it was done to present my Spirit Guide in life who I believe to be an Native American Indian.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

TAG! - 25 Questions

As I've had quite a few long and focused posts lately I thought I'd include a fun little 'Get to know me' type of question tag from YouTube. I feel like I'm back in the MySpace days answering question surveys as bulletin posts, but hey ho it's fun to reminisce about 90's kid culture and I've had a little group of new followers lately and I thought this would be a cool little introduction type thing. 
Here it goes...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Opinions Of A Housewife - If I Were President.

Before I start, for those who are unaware of my location, I am indeed English and am aware that we are lucky enough to be a country still ruled by a hierarchy. But, for the purpose of this post, from a law and decision making point of view I'm going to be President of the UK. Wehay, how good does that sound!
(lol I'm Danielle Lincoln. Abe is my favorite President by the way.)
Lets get straight into my laws then.

If I were President I would make it alot harder for people to move into this country. All cries of 'racism' aside, many citys and even towns now are feeling that locals are the minority in an ever growing multicultural community of Polish, Portuguese, Asian and more. The scandals of benefits not going to those who need it most yet these foreign families with 11 children having all they need plus more are well publicized but no one says anything for fear they are dubbed as racist! This doesn't apply to situations like refugees or the like but more so just people emigrating like us Brits would to Australia and such, where it is very hard to move to.

Bringing me on to law two. A cap on breeding! I say it as if it were about animals because you'd think we all were with the rate our population is rising. The phrase 'like rabbits' springs to mind... The country is still going through economic and unemployment crisis yet there definitely is a baby boom forcing parents and the government to have even less money in the pot. Not to name names but I am aware of a family who have 5 children, neither parent has ever worked yet they live a comfortable life - rent paid, trendy clothes and a constant chain of cigarettes and the latest gadgets. In who's mind should that be right?

If I were President I would have strict laws on what the NHS covers. The National Health Service is a privilege that us Brits take very much for-granted. This story proves that something needs to be done to stop self absorbed fools taking advantage of the system so that it doesn't fail the most needy. There are so many people on such long waiting lists for things mental health related etc and we are failing them by not having enough time, money or resources after issues like that below has been prioritized.

As controversial as this point may be, I would bring back the death penalty. Stop wasting our countries already dwindling money on housing criminals in these fancy prisons and just get rid of them! (Obviously, only those 100% proven guilty of course - I have seen the Green Mile!)

Another issue close to my heart is unemployment and the benefits surrounding that also. If you are a drug or alcohol abuser, have never worked a day in your life or still live with family I sincerely would not give you a penny. It seems that everyone that is unemployed these days (be it though redundancy and stores closing to seasonal jobs not providing enough stability) are all being labeled and discriminated against as if they've done something wrong or are part of the afor mentioned groups and shouldn't be entitled to a little help from the country that they've paid tax all their working lives to. This is all wrong.

The elderly, genuinely disabled and veterans of the forces would be treated with a heck load more of respect if I were President. And I would like to try and instill and promote an old fashioned, small town, community spirit so no one would be lonely especially around holiday times. I know all too well how it's changed from when my parents were kids, to when I was a kid and now. It's a huge shame that instead of smiling back when I smile at someone in the street their reaction is 'What are you looking at?!'.

Finally, of course, to wrap up I had to mention animal rights. There would be no animal testing or experimentation for any reason what-so-ever and all farms would be free range with ethical slaughter methods if it were up to me. (I would love to abolish meat sales all together but that will never happen.)
The main thing though would be pet licences. Too many animals are mistreated, abandoned or not cared for properly. You should need to prove you have the means and knowledge required to be able to feed, exercise, socialize and look after the health of the chosen animal. Contrary to popular belief animals such as hamsters, guinea pigs and rabbits are not suitable at all to be around children as they are easily frightened or hurt and need lots of love and attention which they don't end up getting most of the time once kiddy has lost interest.
Dogs need to be spayed or neutered to make sure there are no accidental litters meaning puppies without homes or going to bad homes, as well as trained to a high standard. Recently in the UK there was yet another story of a little girl killed by a dog. The dog was put to sleep like every other case and the owners left with no blame. Now I am very sorry for the family to of lose their child, but they should also lose their right to ever own animals again as they obviously hadn't trained their dog. The statement 'Blame the owner, not the breed.' rings very true here.

Yes. That would be my initial plan of action for taking over the country. Feel free to vote for me if the UK ever becomes a republic :) What's one main change you would make if you were President for a day?

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

JD Photography - Project 365 3/12

Can you actually believe that it's April?! I can't. This whole year has truly flown faster than any other I've experienced. That and the fact that climate change has caused us to have a madly sporadic weather    means I still feel like I'm living in early February.
Again this month I had a few off days and almost failed the project, hence some awful photography.
You can check out all the full size images HERE, and follow via Bloglovin' or GFC so you can keep up to date with me!

Also, pretty please let me know if you or someone you know is doing one of these as I've been on the hunt for some to look at and have only come across a couple that are mainly of nail polish and shoes - not my cup of tea...