Sunday, 15 February 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 19

February 9th - 15th.

Favorite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ Getting a big food shop and having full cupboards.

♥ Finishing the full 10 series of Friends.
♥ Baker having the time of his life with a cardboard packing tube.
♥ Finding out that the chest pains I'm having are not my heart.
♥ Being productive.
♥ Getting lots of blog posts written up/photos edited.
♥ Tasha nominated me for a blog award!! 

♥ Seeing two wild otters in my town (even if I didn't manage to get a good photo with them being so far away).
♥ Jake being off work for two weeks now!
♥ Getting to see photos from Rowan's first week in Ecuador (link below). I also want to wish her a very Happy Birthday for yesterday - hope you didn't have to do too much mucking out Rowan! haha

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.

Week 1 Andes to Amazon by Rowan: Resident Zoologist
Wash Day with Jarvis by Lunch Break Adventures
Atmosphere by Sophie in the Sticks
My Blogcation Has Come to an End by Upbeat Uplifts
101 in 1001 by One Tiny Wish
50 Things I'd Rather Do Than See 50 Shades at the Cinema by And On That Note She Wrote
A Message To... by Amazzable
All of 'Hello Miss Jordan's Mexico Posts!
365 Project, Week 6 - Power by The Dauntless Dreamer
My North East Story: Valentines Special by New Girl in Toon
I got a portrait of my dog commissioned by Lyn Dixon for Christmas! by Tea in the Tub

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!

This weeks word is - Nothing
Words fail me this week. As do photos. So for this weeks word I really do have 'nothing' for you. ;)

Other Articles etc of Interest.

6 Real Quotes from Fifty Shades That Could Make You Rethink How You Feel About It (As an ex domestic abuse victim, it boils my blood that this filth has become so popular.) 
Every Major Snape Scene - in Chronological Order - Tells a Totally New Story
First model with Down syndrome in New York Fashion Week
Sign the Petition to Make Pet Licensing a Legal Requirement.
Adorable Flip Book Proposal
If You're a Fan of Fifty Shades of Grey, Please Seek Counselling.
You Couldn't Find A More Deserving 'Lottery' Winner!

What I've Watched.
[!] Friends Series 10

[!] Sabrina the Teenage Witch Series 1 & 2 
[!] The Walking Dead Series 5
[!] Good Luck Charlie Series 1
[!] Taken 3
[!] Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
[!] Horns

Question of the Week.

If you could only keep one memory, what would it be? [Thank you to Florence Grace for the question]
Probably one of the most difficult questions I've ever had to answer and one that has really made me think, especially with my Grandma suffering from Alzheimer's which makes it hard to comprehend not being able to keep all of my memories.
Because of that I think that, maybe surprisingly to you, it wouldn't be of Disneyland or of lost loved ones, but rather a time when all of my family has been together - so that I could remember everyone. I really want to say Kielder, but Baker wasn't even a twinkle in his Mammys eye then although it's probably rather boring for others to hear about, I'm going to choose a day from last year, after we'd moved back to my hometown and we all were at the beach. The men were fishing, the dog was swimming and my Mam and I were there too. 


  1. I love reading your weekly reflections - definitely one of my favourite posts. It's so nice to hear what you've been up to and to hear your recommendations for other blog posts and interesting stories on the internet - you always seem to find the best posts and articles!


    p.s. I'm glad the pains aren't your heart - I hope you're doing well, lovely.

    1. Thank you! Its so strange that my Sunday post have gone from my least popular to one of the most enjoyed lately. :)

      And thanks so much! Me too!


  2. That sounds like a lovely week. And that flip book proposal is so sweet!

    1. It hasnt been too bad at all, thank you :)
      And isnt it just?! Love a unique idea.


  3. Another great weekly reflection, I really enjoyed the list of links you posted, I read them all. The photo of that otter is adorable, and I'm glad that the chest pain isn't related to your heart! Keep up the great work :)

    1. Thank you!! I'm glad you check out all the links, there really are so many amazing bloggers around.
      I wish I'd been able to get a better photo but just seeing them in the wild was amazing. Thanks again lovely <3


  4. haha! I actually really love your BHG :P
    Jade x

  5. Ohhhhhh I love this!! What a good way to get a good recording of life every week! And thank you, thank you for the mention hun!!

    If I could only keep one memory it would with my family - parents, grandma, and brother - in Florida at Thanksgiving. We went every year growing up. I don't have a specific time it would be, just one with all us there. Family is everything so as long as I have their memory life would be okay.

    1. Thanks Nichole, you're super welcome - glad to have you back!!

      My thoughts exactly, what a lovely memory.


  6. Thank you for the mention sweetie, really sweet :)
    I'm so jealous that you get wild animals like otters! The most wild animal i see is someones pet cat outside my house squealing throughout the night haha! That would be a magical sight :(
    Have a great evening sweetie

    kim x

    1. You're more than welcome - was a fab post!
      It's super crazy!!! I've gotten great shots of ones in captivity but never even see a wild one. We are super lucky where we live that we get seals, soo many species of bird and even had Dolphins last year.


  7. Thank you so much for the mentioning of my dog post. Hope you and Baker enjoyed it!
    Wow I can't believe it you got such a great picture of wild otters! I've only seen them once in my life (at a wild life zoo) but they are adorable creatures and cute when they swim backwards and clean their faces. What are you and Jake doing when he's off work for two weeks now? Hope to speak soon xxx

    Caz | Lunch Break Adventures

    1. We loved it...even if Baker didn't take on any tips when he had his bath.
      I'm a little gutted it isn't better, as I have some really amazing photos of captive otters but it was pretty far out in the river and at least you can tell its an otter!! We watched them for ages playing about and feeding - so amazing.

      We have a couple things planned, lots of dog walks and I bet he has a lot of Xbox playing on the cards haha!


  8. Look at that little guy swimming away!!

    Hope you and Jake have some lovely time together now he's off work! Do you anything nice planned?

    1. Isn't he amazing?! Gutted it didnt come closer but was still amazing to see. Eating his fish off his belly - total stereotype! haha
      Thank you lovely. Booked a trip to the zoo and been on plenty of dog walks! Photos to follow...;)


  9. Thank you so much for including me! I'm so happy you enjoyed all the Mexico posts I love writing about travel :D I see you watched Horns as well I've been wanting to see that for a while! xx

    1. Not at all! They were fabulous - as are you. Such an amazing adventure, really am super jealous.
      I did! It was sooo weird...I dunno if I'd recommend it or not haha. Daniel Radcliffe has the weirdest American accent.


  10. Ahh definitely great minds alike, I spotted that story about the Down's model at New York Fashion Week as well - such a lovely story! xx

    1. Yes! I saw that haha. I find a lot of my stories in the 'top news' bit on Facebook haha. Its a brilliant story :)