Sunday, 2 August 2015

Weekly Reflections // Week 43

July 26th - August 1st. 

 Favourite Photo.

Top Thankful or Happy Moments.
♥ A long walk with Jake and Baker, along the river where Dad used to take me as a child bike riding and fishing.
♥ Announcing the WINNER of my giveaway! 
♥ Being nominated for a Versatile Blogger Award by Stephanie! Thank you lovely :)
♥ Having a productive Monday!
♥ Seeing the otter again after so long.
♥ Ordering Baker's Birthday box of goodies from our favorite Barks and Bunnies!
♥ Baker being such a good boy during his first visit to the garden center.
♥ Counting 17 different species of bird on my 15min walk home from work.
♥ Finally getting ready to plan a new tattoo (only 3 years after my last thanks to being an adult and having responsibilities :P)
♥ Watching a movie with Mam and Baker, while Jake was out fishing with Dad.

Best Blogs or Posts I've Enjoyed.

Eleven Things by Lisa's Life

Bloggers Group Hug.
Bloggers Group Hug = S.U.S, Support, Unity & Similarity. Read all about it here, & join!
This weeks word is -  Belong

Belonging somewhere or with someone was never my strong point. Social groups, cliques, whatever - I was always the odd one out and 'weird'. However, I feel that I realize belonging needn't relate to gaggles of girls or a group who live life in a specific way, but more so to what calling you have in life and what you surround yourself with. I belong with nature. I belong in my hometown, away from the smog of city life and the socially anti social scary people.
I belong with my two boys, living our life how we want to and doing it quietly.

Other Articles etc of Interest.
[!] Married at First Sight
[!] The Autistic Gardener
[!] Hector and the Search for Happiness

Question of the week.
Being too hot, or being too cold?
This is hard because I'm not a fan of the cold and could deal with living in a warm country I think...but as it is here I think I might say being too cold because I can always put on more clothes or light a fire, but we don't have aircon etc so when it gets too hot it's a little more difficult to cool down.

This week's Videos.
A new little section of this post will be to include my videos from the week. This first video will explain everything, although I did forget to mention that these are for me and will not be overly promoted etc. I just want to have more of my life and relationships (especially with Baker) documented for me to look back at years from now.
I did say in the first video that there would be one every Tuesday, however I've decided that it'll be every Tuesday and Saturday.


  1. Blimey, 17 breeds of bird? That's amazing - what are they all?
    Bee xxx

    1. Indeed! Okay, here we go :
      Collared Dove,
      Wood Pigeon,
      Rock Dove,
      House Sparrow,
      Black Bird,
      Little Egret,
      Grey Heron,
      Black Headed Gull,
      Pied Wagtail,
      Curlew Sandpiper,
      Blue Tit,

      Phew! haha xo

  2. Ooo, what tattoo are you getting? It's been two years since my last once and I'm getting the itch lol.

    Sarah x

    1. (Finally) getting my Harry Potter tribute tattoo. I would literally get a new one every month if we could afford it - so don't understand how people younger than me are covered head to toe! haha Jealous!!


  3. 17 species of birds! Wow! I wouldn't even know the names of most! So exciting you're planning a new tattoo!! I really want a new one soon too. Also, how did I not know you had a Youtube channel!? I need to go watch some now! haha

    Renee | Lose The Road

    1. Crazy isn't it? And it's crazy that I know all the names - just goes to show that those things actually do sink into my head haha!
      I cannot wait! I still have to wait until October but I want the design to be good so starting to throw around ideas now.
      haha I've had it for a while but I don't like to 'promote' it. Hope you can understand me :P


  4. Thank you for including me :D
    I love your bgh piece! - talking about too hot.. I wish there was an aircon that I can walk with everyday. It's sometimes really hot where I live!
    Jade xx

    1. No problemo my lovely! <3
      Goodness, I cannot imagine how hot it must get where you are!! If you ever get to visit here you will be so cold even during summer haha


  5. I have been watching Married at first sight, I hope they all make a go of it (only seen first two episodes!) Talking of tattoos have you watched Tattoo Fixers? Some of the awful drunken tattoos people have got, its hysterical!!

    Have a great week!

    Heather | Random Redheaded Ramblings

    1. I'd love to see another follow up now it's done to see what is happening now haha.
      I haven't but I've seen it advertised - things like these give tattooed people such a bad name! :P

      Hope you are doing well beautiful!


  6. I loved the videos you posted, the riverside walk one was lovely to watch and that shot of the river is lovely too. Makes me want to go for a long walk! Love these round-up posts. - Tasha

    1. Thank you!!! I'm thinking Saturday's will always be my little 'vlog'/ montage out and about videos. You will definitely feature in one sooner or later haha


  7. So exciting about your new tattoos! And 17 birds!? That's insane!! xx

  8. YAYAYA HARRY POTTER TATTOOS 4EVA!!!! xD I have a teeny tattoo, was only £30, all I could really afford haha. But my mam offered to at least help pay for my next one as a bribe to not get my septum pierced :'D she really hates that kind of piercing... but I am perfectly happy to forgo that for a new tattoo!! I have my next four/five designed already :D

    1. haha!! It's taken so long but back when I had money for tattoos I had no ideas and now I have half of my body planned and no money :P I think thats a pretty good compromise!!


  9. Oooh videos! I'm looking forward to having a watch of them! I'm tempted with the whole video thing but I don't think I could handle the time that I would have to put in to editing, filming and what not plus blogging and working and just trying to do life.

    And yay for tattoos! Can't wait to hear all about it!

    1. Oohh embarrassing haha but it needed to be done eventually. Hope it doesn't make you think 'I can't be bothered with her at Disneyland pft!!' :P
      It is a lot of time...I literally have something up 7 days a week but obviously I only work 9 hours a week. I think you should do them when you have the time though - your humor in video form would be epic.