Friday, 27 February 2015

Life Lately // February



Doing
Trying to spend more quality time with Jake. What with it having been his birthday, he'd booked a couple weeks off work before he lost his holidays come April. We've caught up with The Walking Dead and Person of Interest, watched some movies together and been on plenty walks with our little man.
Today (as you are reading this, not as I'm writing it up) we are actually at Edinburgh Zoo!! So exciting as I haven't been since I was a child and Jake has never been. I'm hoping to of taken lots of amazing photos and perhaps some video, to share with you all as well as put together a little edit just like the ones we did at Kielder and Scarborough Sealife Centre.


Thinking
Why a certain disgusting book was ever made into a 'movie' and in turn why women are going so mental over it.
I made my feelings completely clear in this post that I wrote about it back in 2012, but it's just so mind blowing that 'ladies' have no shame in openly fawning over something that is really something that should be kept on tops shelves, shown on pay per view adult channels and not sold in supermarkets or shown in cinemas! Oh and that's just the 'adult content' aspect, we won't even get started on the obvious domestic abuse aspect...which doesn't seem to bother anyone that hasn't actually been subjected to such a terrible existence in a relationship, like myself.
I know my opinion is very rare and super unpopular - but I'm entitled to it nonetheless so leave me alone :)


Loving
Life in general I suppose haha! It took me a while to decide on what to say for this. I've been loving the past two months, but I've found my passion for positivity re-ignited and overall have just been enjoying the good moments lately.
I may still be a 'homemaker' as my career, whereas I'd prefer to of gotten one of the little cleaning jobs that have been applied for, meaning we had a better income...but we're managing fine.
My photo project is going really well this time around, despite having a broken auto focus and struggling light sensitivity issue with my camera...but I'm getting amazing feedback regardless.
All in all I am loving looking for the silver lining and enjoying what I can when I can.


Hating
Costochondritis! After having chest pains for a few days earlier in the month I got up the guts to get it checked out at the doctors with having heart problems in the family, and thankfully it was diagnosed as Costochondritis. It's nothing serious, just inflammation of the cartilage between my rib and sternum caused by infection from the bug I had at the beginning of the month, but heck is it super sore!!!! I can't take tablets, so have been relying on kiddies medicine but all I can take to help it is anti inflammatories anyway. The doctor said it'll take around 6-8 weeks to go away, the internet says you can have it for months - lets hope its soon because it hurts.


Other
- My Mam got her 1st ever tattoo on the 31st of January!
- We've been on lots of beach visits while we can before the wave of holiday makes arrive.
- I held my first ever giveaway and Sara won!
- I got to catch up with my friend Rowan before she headed off on her adventure in Ecuador.
- Project 365 has been going well and I've been trying harder with my photos.
- Jake turned 27... :O
- I hit 400 Bloglovin' followers eventually (with the help of many of you including a lovely shout out on twitter from Dorkface) after bouncing between 395-400 for about a month! Thank you all for being a part of our family.
- Jake and I helped to rescue a  baby pigeon that had been spray painted.




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  1. Omg, I've never known anyone else to have Costochondritis!! I had it a few years back and it was terrible!! I happened to get it at the exact same time my boyfriends lung collapsed and he was home recovering from surgery. I would quietly cry myself to sleep because I could barely lay down it hurt so bad but I didn't want to wake him and have him worry over me while he was feeling pain as well! Mine only lasted about 3 weeks but every now and then I'll get a little pain under my left boob (thats where mine started) and I freak out thinking its going to come back! Hopefully yours goes away pretty quickly! :)

    Renee
    www.losetheroad.blogspot.ca

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    1. Oh goodness! Really?! Such a shame that you were both ill at the same time but very comforting to hear yours only lasted 3weeks. Mine is a lot better than it was so hopefully Im going the same way as you.
      I hope it doesnt return for you, 'cause gosh it is super painful!!

      Thank you :)

      xo

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  2. That photo is beautiful! Overall a pretty good month from the sounds of it! I'm excited to see your zoo post! Eeeekkk! xx

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    1. Aw thank you :) Wish I could of been in it but I didnt take the tripod!
      It has been a good month :)
      Oh there will be about 5 Zoo posts lol...soo many photos!!

      xo

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  3. Let me know what Edinburgh Zoo is like.I'm never to sure what to think of zoos.As long as the animals seem happy I am happy. X

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    1. Oh Im not into things that dont have the animals best interests at heart but this is one of the best in the UK for conservation and breeding programs :)
      All the animals seemed content minus the Lion which upset me a little but I think theyre doing work expanding enclosures and stuff so maybe that was the problem.

      xo

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  4. I can't believe someone would spray paint a baby pigeon :-( You're very good to have rescued it!

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    1. I know! Truly upsetting that there are such horrible people out there. Thank you :) but I had no choice. No way could I of left it there to starve to death or get caught by a cat/dog!

      xo

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  5. Glad you've had a good last couple of months! I must say I'm not in agreement with you about the movie, although I really thought I would be, but everyone has their opinions and I'm respectful, and understand, the reasons for yours. Hope the costochondritis eases :-( oh, and why would anyone want to spray paint a pigeon!? x

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    1. Thank you! Oh that's okay, I know many people who don't agree but the world would be a boring place if we all agreed ;)
      I have no idea why they did it but I hope no one does anything like that again.

      xo

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  6. I hope you are having a wonderful time at Edinburgh Zoo. I have to say I am super jealous whilst I'm sat here in my jammies at home LOL!
    I will bypass the second paragraph as I am probably one of those people that just want to see Fifty Shades for Jamie Dornan, everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the matter, so long as it's not rammed in everyone's face and everyone is expected to agree.
    Way to go your Mum on the tattoo - what did she end up getting?
    Bee xxx
    www.queenbeady.com

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    1. That was yesterday but it really was a fabulous time, thank you!!
      She got a little memorial tattoo for my Granda on her foot, sheep, because he was a shepherd. :)

      xo

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  7. I can definitely relate to your points about positivity, sometimes it's very hard to see a silver lining but once you get into the habit of seeing things in an optimistic light it becomes a really good habit, so I completely relate to that. I haven't read or seen the book/movie you've mentioned but I don't think I will anyway, not my kind of story - I'm more into animation, adventure, fantasy and sci-fi and from what I've heard as you mentioned it's gotten some backlash from a lot of different people in terms of abusive relationships so I'm steering clear! I'm excited for your Edinburgh Zoo photos! :D - Tasha

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    1. Woohoo for positivity!!

      Well you know I'm a Disney girl and I just can't see how any Disney fans could be into that kind of thing too.. ;)
      There will be many posts over the next few weeks so keep an eye out!

      xo

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  8. I hope you had an awesome time at Edinburgh zoo! I bet it was so much fun! Next time you'll have to take me with you! :) Xx

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    1. We did! Bit of a long journey for you but if you ever fancy a holiday in Berwick we have a spare room! :)

      xo

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  9. I hope you had fun at the zoo! I do love some good quality quality time, it's the best kind of time.

    I have no desire to read or watch this weird 50 Shade Of Grey stuff... I mean, it's just weird, and not at all a book I would want to read. I like my films to be less titties and more talking animals.

    Go your mum and her 1st tattoo... does she know there's no going back after one... then it'll be two, three, four haha

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    1. We really did thank you :)

      Ah its so nice to have someone agree about that book/movie. Talking animals all the way!!

      Ah, I did say that to her but with it being her foot I think the pain has put her off another!

      xo

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  10. Sounds like you got diagnosed with costochondritis in a similar way to me. My Dad had several heart attacks and needed a quadruple bypass so when a few months later I got chest pains I booked to see my doctor asap. You have my sympathy sweetie I know it's painful!

    As for *that* book, it still amazes me it got published in the first place. I'm not a prude, well, maybe a little, but the actual writing from an English point of view seemed diabolical from the excerpts people obsessed about leaving on my Facebook timeline at the time! Apparently someone's given my mum a copy, she hasn't bothered opening it and I certainly shan't be asking to borrow it!

    I'm so behind on blog reading that you've probably already published one about the zoo but I'm looking forward to it! :) xox

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