Friday, 29 November 2013

YouTube Videos You Need To See #2

The title says it all really. Here's my monthly list of videos I have enjoyed and wanted to share. I'll let them do the talking.

Kitten Brought Back To Life!

Turning 21 when you don't drink doesn't have to be a drag. I did I skydive, see what Demi Lovato did...

Very Meaningful Tattoos

I can picture this being Jake one day. (Apart from the Kickflip, before i get called out for that - I know you're a heel flipper!) 

Feel free to share you're favorite videos in the comments or share this post if you enjoyed these. :)
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Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Furry Friend Tag!

Yet another 'tag' post that I've found floating around the internet and thought highly fitting to my blog. Instead of getting to know me better, why don't you get to know my pets better?! (FYI - #R = Rabbit and #D = Dog as I didn't want to include one of my dudes and not the other.)

1. What is his/her name?
#R His name is Bunny!
#D His name is Baker! 

2. When did you get him/her?

#R June of 2011. 
#D 7th of October 2012.

3. What is something he/she does that annoys you?
#R Chews on the bars of his cage at silly O'clock!
#D Puts his toy on my laptop keyboard while I'm on it!

4. What type of breed is he/she?

#R An English Spot rabbit.
#D A Border Collie / Lurcher cross. 

5. Has he/she ever had a near death experience?

#R Sort of actually. When we also had his partner in crime Nike, she passed away suddenly in the middle of the night from a night terror and we were very, very close to losing him too we thought as he was in shock. He couldnt stand or get up off his side at all. I had to hand feed him water and sit with him in the sunlight. He took a couple of days but came back round thankfully.
#D No, thank goodness. 

6. Does he/she know any tricks?

#R He responds to his name, gives kisses when asked and can go to and sit on a spot that you ask him to!
#D Not tricks so to speak, he was a quick learner however and had the basics down in the first couple months.
Now he does do paw, other paw, high five, and all that jazz but something I think is pretty cool is if you shout 'Help, help!' he runs to find you and howls. Alternatively if your under something like a blanket or duvet and shout help he'll dig you out then lick your face to make sure you're okay. Oh and most recently he's started to look right and left before crossing the road :) 

7. Does he/she love to snuggle?

#R Occasionally. When he comes out to play he likes to run from room to room, hide under our bed with any treats he might have and chew on any paper/cardboard (we still have boxes from moving in) he can find more than snuggling - that's his last priority. 
#D Sometimes aswell. More than Bunny for sure. There was a little while when he was small that I had to sleep on the sofa with him and he still loves to cuddle into me to sleep. 

8. Where did you get him/her?

#R Regrettably I did buy him from a garden center and didn't adopt. However, I had been told bad things about the treatment and source of animals at this particular place and wanted to 'rescue' one in my own way.
#D A local guy's dog had had a litter and as it hadn't been planned he needed to find homes for the pups as soon as possible otherwise it would of been a shelter for them. We went to have a look at them and cutting out the middle man ended up adopting little man then and there.  

9. Does he/she get along with other dogs?

#R Well Bunny is a rabbit of course so doesn't play with many dogs! As a neutered male he does/did enjoy the company of other buns but he just likes to wind Baker up as he is slightly intimidated by Bunny. 
#D Oh yeah. As soon as he had been vaccinated we had him out and socializing everyday and although he started out being quite weary  now he just wants to play with most dogs that come his way. He likes them to chase him for some reason.

10. Does he/she get along with strangers?
#R Of course. And give him one of his special sweets or some fruit and veg and he'll follow you like a shadow.
#D Pretty much. Out in public he lets people pet him and stuff no bother but if a new person comes into our garden or house he's very vocal until I reassure him that they are okay. There is the odd person he just shows an automatic dislike to, cowering away or barking but I trust his judgment and they're probably not nice people anyways ;) 

11. How much does he/she weigh?

#R The average rabbit weight? He's not over weight in the slightest though as I'm obsessed with keeping him healthy. One of my old childhood rabbits had to be put down as she was too big :(
#D No clue! He's light enough for me to be able to carry him like a toddler on my hip though.

12. Do you ever dress him/her up?

#R Only ever done this to him...

#D Never. I don't agree with putting clothes on animals, they have fur for a reason. The most he's ever had on is a pink bandanna when we did the Race for Life.

13. Has he/she ever tried to run away?

#R + #D He's never had a chance to. 

14. How did you come up with his/her name?

#R Confusion over the first year of his life about what sex he was lead to giving him a unisex name that was due to change when we discovered what he was. He answered to Bunny and it was cute so it stuck.
#D It's my favorite skate company and with Jake being a big skater it had to be something to do with the sport. His middle name is also the name of my favorite skater - Antwuan. 

15. How much does he/she mean to you on a scale of 1-10?

#R + #D Infinity. They literally are my children and I adore them with every bit of my heart. They mean more to me than most people in the world. 

So yep, that's the furry friend tag! I hope you enjoyed and learned a little more about our 'kids'. Feel free to do the tag yourself and post a link to it in the comments below! 
Oh, by the way, if you didn't know I have a YouTube channel and it's mostly full of Baker and Bunny being cute and funny - check it out! 

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Weekly Wondering // Week 8.

I found this set of questions, '365 thought provoking questions to ask yourself this year', last year and bookmarked the webpage. After having rediscovered it I am answering 7 of the questions each week  until I complete the year. 

50. Can you describe your life in a six word sentence?
Ups and downs, smiles and frowns. (Thanks Snoop Dogg/Lion! haha)

51. If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
Because isn't it nice to be successful first time around? You may learn from your mistakes but the process is usually not a particularly nice one.

52. What impact do you want to leave on the world?
I would love to be able to leave an impact like that of the late, great man that was Jim Cronin MBE otherwise known as founder of Monkey World in Dorset, although I more than likely will not be able to leave a legacy even a quarter of what he has. I'd still like to be known as a nice person who cared and did what she could, especially for the welfare of animals. 

53. What is the most defining moment of your life thus far?
I don't think I've really had one yet. My 23rd year of life seems to be quite eventful in a good way though.

54. In the haste of your daily life, what are you not seeing?
I hate to say this in an answer as I feel like it's my initial reaction to most of these questions but I don't actually know. I feel I am quite a deep person and am aware of the world around me including everything from the feelings of friends and family and the gorgeous  nature and wildlife on my doorstep to the struggles of strangers living across the world from me and the beautiful lands I can only imagine of visiting. I feel that I am living my life at a pace that suits me and allows me to see what I want to see. 

55. If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do in order to be able to do the things you do want to do. Life is give and take and if it was so easy as to just do the things you want to do it'd get boring eventually. Compromising and/or working towards being able to do things you want to do helps you to enjoy those moments more anyways.

56. What lifts your spirits when life gets you down?
The cheesy answer would be my family and friends, although it's probably more like chocolate, a Disney movie and a nap!

Check out WEEK 7 HERE!

Friday, 22 November 2013

5 Albums To Last The Rest Of My Life

After much deliberation, I think I have come to a decision that this is the perfect mix of genres for my Top 5 albums. The way I thought of it was if I were in the 'Lost' bunker and only had so many albums on vinyl, what would I wish I had? So yeah, here is what I chose!

Kanye West - The College Dropout [2004]
This was the easiest album to pick. Probably not many people's favorite but I think it's one of those rare albums where every song is dope! It's also one of those CDs that, although having owned it for around 8 years, I grab every time I open my CD case and dunno what to listen to.
Favorite Tracks - We Don't Care, Never Let Me Down, School Spirit, Through The Wire.

Daft Punk - Discovery [2001]
I have a good friend to thank for my introductions to Daft Punk as well as other music and I can clearly remember days spent round at her house getting my hair dyed and in awe of her CD collection. Yes, you Gill! haha Yet another album that you can let play right through without skipping a track.
Favorite Tracks - One More Time, Aerodynamic, Face To Face

Jimmy Eat World - Clarity [1999]
Unfortunately the band that would eventually grow to be my favorite band of all time were not introduced to me until high school and when they were they opened a whole new door in the music scene for me. I love all of their albums, however Chase this Light and Invented are less to my taste (Their latest album Damage is still under judgement haha).
Clarity is a very thoughtful album. A CD that I used to play alot in the car if going for long drives alone - especially when in a little funk. When I met the band I wish I gotten this Album sleeve signed instead of Static Prevails but that happened to be my favorite album back then. Blah, blah, blah!
Favorite Tracks - Your New Aesthetic, Believe In What You Want (The quote tattooed on my chest!), Ten, Blister, Goodbye Sky Harbour.

Lil Wayne - The Carter IV [2011]
Special sentimental attachment to the early days of Jake and I seeing each other, this was a popular choice in the car. I was in a place in life where I was allowed to do what I wanted, listen to what I wanted again and I shot straight back to the rap and hip hop that I listened to years ago as a pre-teen. Back then it was The Black Eyed Peas and Eminem and now it's Rick Ross and French Montana, still though.
Favorite Tracks - Megaman, John, 6 Foot, 7 Foot.

Blink 182 - Blink 182 [2003]
An all time favorite that I haven't actually heard for years but was present on my Middle School leavers document! I'm sure most people around my age must be fans of this album - It's a memory from my school years that I won't forget.
Favorite Tracks - Stockholm Syndrome, Down, Go, Not Now.

What albums would be on your desert island wishlist? Any of these..? List them or share your blog post below! 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

News That Made Me Happy #2

It's time for your monthly dose of good news!! Make sure to let me know of nice stories you may read in the comments or on my Facebook page :) 

African Students Invent Life Saving Soap!
33 times cheaper than preventative drugs an everyday item, a bar of soap, that not only repels mosquito's but kills the larva has been invented by students by the name of Moctar Dembele and Gerard Niyondiko. The Anti-Malaria soap known as Fasoap was awarded the $25,000 Grand Prize in the Global Social Venture Competition back in April, beating 650 competitors and leading Africa to it's first win of the competition! Looking to be a huge step in tackling the problems facing the disease, one of the main aspects of the product is that of it's residue in waste water killing off mosquito larva as the poor sanitation a predominant  source of the problem in Africa. 

China Take Steps To Cut Down Emissions.
Not before time, the ministry of environmental protection have finally raised the bar in trying to lower the air pollution or 'smog' after an 8 year old girl had been diagnosed with lung cancer in China. It is well know how critical the near opaque clouds of filth over the country are and although measures have been implemented in the past nothing has been drastic enough. Closing schools, cutting production hours and stopping outdoor activities during high pollution times should be points that Chinese cities will work on but most importantly the country hopes to work towards cutting coal consumption which currently accounts for producing more than 3/4 of their electricity. 

AMAZING HUMAN BEINGS! (and other creatures.)
- When an oncoming lorry headed for one of the family's children showed signs of being out of control, Geo sensed the boy was in danger and knocked the child from danger taking full punishment from the brutal collision. Geo is a German Shepard Collie cross and was an age from death due to his life saving act. With disgraceful injury's and a sky high vets bill the super dog (with the help of his loving owners) recovered fully and along with many treats sent from the likes of Pedigree and Wagg, scooped a shiny award for bravery from the IFAW!

"It's just a sport," he said. "Just because it's Division I college level doesn't make it any more important. Life is a lot more important than that, so it was pretty easy. It was kind of a no-brainer for a decent human," Cameron Lyle said. See Cameron had registered two+ years previously to be on the bone marrow register and at the beginning of the year he was approached as a match for a 28 year old with only 6 months to live. Giving up track and field he also stated that "I couldn't imagine just waiting. He could have been waiting for years for a match. I'd hope that someone would donate to me if I needed it.". 

Did this make you happy? Keep that grin lodged on your face and read some more good news HERE!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Weekly Wondering // Week 7.

I found this set of questions, '365 thought provoking questions to ask yourself this year', last year and bookmarked the webpage. After having rediscovered it I am answering 7 of the questions each week  until I complete the year. 

43. What are you most grateful for?
There is a lot I'm grateful for so picking something I'm most grateful for is difficult...  I'd probably have to say the amazingly supportive parental system I have. It's not uncommon to come from a broken home these days and I'm very happy to still have both my parents together and have them help and support Jake and I as much as they do. 

44. Is stealing to feed a starving child wrong?
Stealing is always wrong. It's a crime and there is not reason to do so. However if you have a starving child then there are plenty other options to help yourself and them. 

45. What do you want most?
A very old, Victorian home in the country with plenty room for lots of animals. 

46. Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
The right things. As long as you try your best at everything I'm sure doing something right is always less important than choosing to do the right thing. 

47. What has life taught you recently?
To trust be even more careful with who you trust but contrarily  to not be too stand offish about making new friends. Having problems with certain people that I met recently led me to not want to trust anyone and therefore put up a front at work, saying that I was only there to work and not make any friends. However over the past few month my colleagues have shown me that not everyone is the same and some people can be friends purely because they like you and not just to use you. 

48. What is the one thing you would most like to change about the world?
Substances that alter your personality should be banned. Whether you react well to alcohol or drugs is beside the point, when such things cause such huge problems in the world. 

49. Where do you find inspiration?
Everywhere! The internet (lol), when out on walks with the dog, from dreams I have and from other people. 

Check out WEEK 6 HERE!

Friday, 15 November 2013

I DO Believe In Fairies!

To believe or not to believe! Everyone's beliefs are different and I'm always receiving adverse reactions to mine so I thought I'd see if any of you out there share any with me!

I believe in the paranormal.
This I've found to be quite controversial and people like my other half can be very determined that it is all fooey! Alot of people who do not believe in a God consequently do not believe in the paranormal because of the fact that paranormal activity is supposedly caused by those who have not 'crossed over' due to unfinished business or are spirits stuck between levels. However I am one on the opposing side who's religious views clash with the theories of what spirits are.
I am 100% set in my religious views but have had several personal 'paranormal' experiences and alongside watching things like Dead Famous and Most Haunted am convinced that the spirits on this earth that show themselves are purely the ones who have had the bigger personalities. I think that after death the spirit departs the body and roams free or sometimes connects with a new being similarly to Reincarnation.
[After writing this I actually had another weird experience while at work, if you'd like a post all about my encounters over the years let me know in the comments!]

I believe in Fairies.
Ever since seeing the movie 'FairyTale: A True Story' as a child I have been convinced of their existence and it's not the fact that the movie is based on real life events that make me think so. Similarly to Mermaids, I think my reasoning for believing is that there isn't enough evidence against it. Our world is so vast and so much of it unexplored how don't you know they aren't there?
In the Tinkerbell Disney movies each new fairy is assigned to a job and together all of their work is towards getting nature ready for each season, I hope that is what happens and when I see a little red and white toadstool in the forest I always imagine it as a Fairy town!

I believe in Magic.
Probably stemming from my vast obsession with the Wizarding World that is Harry Potter, I love and fully believe in all types of magic. I know things done by performers such as Dynamo, Criss Angel, Penn and Teller and more are illusions but I'm pretty sure some of those acts include actual magic too. Sabrina the Teenage Witch was my first admiration of being non-mortal but after reading the Potter books my hopes that a secret world existed were cemented in my heart. My letter didn't arrive when I was 11 and of course I was gutted like most who are now probably embarrassed by the thought, I however am still upset that letter never arrived because it doesn't mean it doesn't exist - it just means I'm not a Witch. 

I believe in Mermaids.
Perhaps not the fantastical storybook style beautiful Mermaids with shell bras and long glistening hair but defiantly some sort of sea person. I just can't imagine how the underwater world, which covers around 70% of our earth, cannot be home to some sort of human like creature. New species are discovered all the time so what's to say that there isn't a Mermaid world keeping themselves safe from human involvement?
This video is obviously a complete fake (although it was actually broadcast on Animal Planet) and there are many other false sightings and photographs, still pretty cool and intriguing though!

I guess it's like a quote from The Santa Clause movie says,

''Neil: What about Santa's reindeer? Have you even seen a reindeer fly? 
Charlie: Yes. 
Neil: Well, I haven't. 
Charlie: Have you ever seen a million dollars? 
Neil: No. 
Charlie: Just because you can't see something, doesn't mean is doesn't exist.''

What do you believe in? Share any of my beliefs - let me know below! 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Not Just Another Family Photo shoot.

In an age of using mobile phones to do pretty much everything, I think taking time out to have professional family photos taken is more important than ever. After all a photo captures a moment in time, making it last forever.

In my Mam's house and my Nana's house there are tins, boxes and drawers full of old family photos and from being a small child to present day, rummaging through them has always been so much fun. I'd ask who the little girls in pretty dresses with curly hair in the black and white pictures were and be astounded that it was my Mam and her sisters. As an older kid I'd cut out photos of my family and friends and stick them in a scrap book to look back on and now I hang them on my walls, have albums full and carry them in my purse.
When I was little parents carried photos of their children in their wallets to show off when asked about the family, now people whip out an iPhone - I think the modern day way is a lot less meaningful.

See even if people still used film cameras, got films developed and sat on a bench outside Boots bragging about the amazing time they had in Majorca it would beat digital albums on Facebook 100 times over, bringing back proper communication and community involvement.

That's why taking updated portraits and getting them printed and hung on my wall is super important to me.

Just thought I'd let you know my thoughts and reasoning behind having recent portraits taken incase you were sickened by seeing yet another 'Updated Family Photos' post haha!
We try to take a full family portrait with Jake, Baker, Bunny and I in at least once a year because obviously it's difficult having a dog and a rabbit in one room. This year I photographed Jake with Baker and then used the self timer to capture a shot of Bunny and I together before patching them together on Photoshop. Ta-Da!

It's awesome looking back at last years photo and seeing how different we look. Jake seems to think he looks older but what bothers me is seeing that my little princess Nike is there and is missing now :( how the times change eh? Making these memories frozen in time my pride and joy.

Do you take family photos or go to a studio and get them done?  And do you include your pets?!

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Weekly Wondering // Week 6.

I found this set of questions, '365 thought provoking questions to ask yourself this year', last year and bookmarked the webpage. After having rediscovered it I am answering 7 of the questions each week  until I complete the year. 

36. Which is worse, failing or never trying?
I'd say it depends on the situation but with alot of things - failing. Failing sucks. It feels crap. So why not save yourself the pain and just not try? Of course with somethings it's worth trying but yeah. 

37. When was the last time you listened to the sound of your own breathing?
I do it quite frequently actually. With recently being diagnosed with asthma ( o_O ) I find myself more conscious of how my breathing is. Or when I'm on my way to/from work and have my earphones in, the sound of my breathing seems to be amplified.

38. What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Lol! Alot of things! I spent too long thinking of an answer for this and just let Jake answer instead. He says, ' Blogging.' I said, 'How so?' and his reply, 'Because you don't blog about make up and sh*t.'
He has a way with words! <3 haha 

39. What does ‘The American Dream’ mean to you?
The chance of a comfortable life without worry. The ability to live happily in an awesome country, with the opportunity to make your life whatever you would like to. 

40. Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
A Joyful simpleton I think! I hate worrying and I am a total worry wort! 

41. If you could instill one piece of advice in a newborn baby’s mind, what advice would you give?
I thought that one piece of advice wasn't enough but didn't want to cheat...
So instead here is one piece of advice but from a few of my Facebook friends. They are all very good points!

42. What is the most desirable trait another person can possess?
The ability to be 100% honest and reliable. Like my Jake <3 


Saturday, 9 November 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas...

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Fenwick's Annual Christmas Window! 
An exciting tradition for many families at Christmas time is to take a trip into the center of the city and gaze at the intricate and magical animated display that fills Fenwick department stores windows.
This year (surviving against complaints that it offended other religions) is no different and after years of travelling down with my parents as a child I now live in proximity to of seen the awesome sight already. This year is the first time in it's existence it has actually been hidden away behind boards whilst shop 'elves' have worked away creating, with nothing more than the slogan, 'Something is stirring down in the woods' to give us a hint at what it would be this year.
Friday the 8th of November at 10.30 the window was unveiled and as of Saturday the 9th I will of seen it 3 times already! haha

As magical as always, 2013 see's Fenwick's 42nd year of decking Northumberland Streets Halls and will hopefully be around for many, many more to come. I love this years theme, especially the music that plays alongside it - An Enchanted Forest indeed!

If you're from the North East do you go to visit Fenwick's window during the holidays? Have you seen it yet or are you going to go? Are there other department stores and places that you traditionally go to in your area if you're not from my neck of the (enchanted ;P) woods?!

Friday, 8 November 2013

Drizzly Day Coastal Photography

It's been a while, 4 months (now five seeing as it was so long since I drafted this post - oops!)  to be exact since we've visited the seaside. I thought that seeing as I buy a weekly Metro pass for work that I may aswell whisk little B-man away for the day on my day off so he could relive his childhood fun haha.

For a dog he does really well on public transport but the noise of the Metro had him unsettled. I decided to get off early and go to the smaller bay where we took him for his very first beach encounter but when we got there it was empty minus a fishing boat and a mound of crab pots - oh and the above sign. I was pretty ticked off to find that the 'dog ban' was still in action until the 30th of September! How many family's would be building sandcastles and having picnics on a cold, drizzly, Tuesday morning in September!

Never mind. We enjoyed a nice slow walk along the coast - snapping photos with my dead battery en route - up to Whitley Bay North Shore. It was a bit of a shame that there weren't many birds around either, only further out on the rocks but there were some interesting things to photograph other than wildlife. The graffiti on the photo of St Mary's Lighthouse was pretty clever because you really are looking the wrong way if you are looking at that side of the street! The real St Mary's Lighthouse was undercover of the fog today but usually you would see it.

It was crazy to see how quickly the summer hustle and bustle has disappeared too...
Fallen leaves, shutters down, empty promenade. Hard to think this place would of been heaving just a few weeks ago. I think I prefer it quiet though and we really enjoyed our little walk together remembering life by the seaside as it's the main thing I miss since we moved.
I'll leave you with a photo of little man posing because I couldn't catch him for a photo while he was running around and enjoying himself.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

This is Halloweeen - Poundland Style!

The first year I have dressed up since being a child and the first time ever that I have been able to dress up at work and it went awesome.
Seeing as all my colleagues went to such lengths to look completely spooktacular I thought it definitely warranted a post devoted to the photos!

Our amazing boss and friend Craig was off and missed out which sucked so I made sure to take plenty pics for him to have a peek at our you can too - enjoy!

So my work friends! haha How amazing do they all look?! I ended up doing a couple girls make up and even re-did another's for her night out after work. I was glad they all liked how it worked out. This is the first Halloween in a long time that I have enjoyed as much as I did and it made me want to be able to dress up everyday with some of the reactions we got from customers.

Did you dress up for work? If so what did you dress as? If you weren't at work and got to celebrate what kind of stuff did you get up to? In my post last year I mentioned wanting to decorate for the occasion this year - well it still didn't happen so we'll make that a goal for next year eh? haha

Hope you all had a Happy Halloween and spent lots of time with loved ones remembering those who have been lost <3.

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Weekly Wondering // Week 5.

I found this set of questions, '365 thought provoking questions to ask yourself this year', last year and bookmarked the webpage. After having rediscovered it I am answering 7 of the questions each week  until I complete the year. 

29. When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
Is that trying to ask, 'Am I all talk'? haha. Well technically I probably will have said more than I have done because I always like to say that 'I want to do this' and 'I want to do that' and I probably won't get the opportunity to do it all. 

30. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be?
That animals are equal to or of higher importance than us mere humans.  Of course there is a food chain, animals eat other animals and people eat animals - it's the way it was intended to be. However that doesn't mean that the treatment of them should be any less than how we would treat a pet. They should be comfortable and well looked after in whatever life they have before being consumed. They also should not be used as means of research by us, at all. Nor should they be taken advantage of for our gain and working animals should be rewarded with suitable 'home life' experience. I could go on forever but I hope you get the point! 

31. If the average human lifespan was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
I don't know if anyone would live it any differently. I try to do as much as I can but work and money is and would still be the barrier to being able to 'live life to it's fullest'. Maybe sleep a little less if anything haha.

32. What do we all have in common besides our genes that makes us human?
After Google-ing this and asking Jake I've come to the conclusion that no one really knows how to answer this. I've had a big think and seeing as other creatures as well as us have the abilities to love and to feel, I can't choose my first thought as an answer. I think I'm going to say that morals or the lack of is what we all possess that make us human. Correct me if I'm wrong but I feel that there are good people and bad people but all animals seem to just have the one setting. 

33. If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose?
Urm, the full Harry Potter series of course! I'm pretty sure they had started bring that in at schools haven't they? The likes of Shakespeare should be left for those who opt to take English literature (like I did ;P). 

34. Would you rather have less work or more work you actually enjoy doing?
Now, sorry if this is being to blunt but who wouldn't rather have no work at all?!  I wish that we had the money to be able to enjoy spending time with our family and running an animal sanctuary from home. Surely if you enjoyed the 'work' it wouldn't be classed as 'work' anyways...

35. What is important enough to go to war over?
I actually think that war is pretty important. Some large world events are only going to be settled by fighting sadly, but it's impossible that everyone will always agree on everything. It's a world long tradition and I fully support all the amazing people who have fought in the name of their counties over the years. 

Read Week 4 HERE!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Who Do They Think You Are? #1

Oooh a new series! Yep! The idea for this came to me while on the Metro to work and me sitting thinking about this judgmental-ness while an old lady frowned at my chest tattoo. I thought if you really knew me, it wouldn't matter if I had tattoos and wore a hoodie or not.  As soon as I got home and messaged a few people from my Facebook friends list and then I knew I had to do it as the response was so awesome.
The point, pretty much, is a bit of a social experiment to see how people judge others upon first sight. Alot of people stereotype what type of music you would be into or the things you like to do purely by clothing style or whether you have any body modifications or not etc.

To start this series off of course I'm gonna begin with myself.
I sent this photo to a few friends and got them to ask someone else who had no clue who I was what they thought, here are the results.

A 50 year old Female thought this -
Name: Lucy Age: 24 Occupation: Bar Maid
Location: Lancashire
Hobbies include: Salsa Dancing, Badminton, Reading.
Musical Taste: Indie music, like the Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys.
Other: She looks like a very bubbly, friendly but hard working person who likes to go out drinking and socializing. I think she also may like shopping and singing!

A 21 year old Male thought this -
Name: She looks a bit like a Shelly? lol or a Janice.
Age: 26/27
Occupation: Something artsy. A musician or a bar maid in a club. Location: Newcastle or Leeds.
Hobbies include: Some kind of instrument, boozing and I dunno. This is really hard! You can't really judge a book by it's cover, guess that is the point of all this! Musical Taste: Punk Rock Other: She looks loud, speaks her mind and is a kind of 'love her or hate her' person but she's probably a really lovely lass. Maybe she could be a tattoo artist or some kind of beauty stylist going by the style of the hair and eyebrows and the chest ink!

And my real answers are obviously -
Name: Danielle Age: 22 Occupation: Retail Assistant Location: Newcastle, UK.
Hobbies include: Visiting Museums and animal sanctuary's, Photography and blogging, spending time with my pets and family.
Musical Tatse: Mainly Hip Hop and rap, some old school dance, trance, ska and punk rock. Other: I am a friendly and approachable person although not overly loud, who likes a quiet life away from busyness and confrontation. I do not drink or like to go out at all and have strong views on animal cruelty, having completed a skydive to raise money for an animal sanctuary.

Funny isn't it?! It really makes you think how different people in everyday life will perceive you either from first glance or encounter. Hence proving that first impressions are a silly thing to judge people by.