Sunday, 30 May 2010

start now.

I was talking to a friend the other day and it got me thinking about life. In particular, about all those things that they say you should do while you're still young. I don't really know who 'they' are or what these things you should do before it's too late really are either. The way I see it; if you stay ambitious throughout life, then you're going to be able to do pretty much anything you want to at any age.

I still thought it was worth considering what I hope to do while I'm still 'young.' Whether it be for a goal purpose, or simply just a bit of fun!

(in no particular order..)

1) Travel. Travel everywhere. Travel anywhere.
2) Sing on stage in front of a live audience
2) Do at least one 'crazy' activity (sky-dive, bungy jump)
3) Make love in places I'm really not supposed to
4) Go to a loud concert of a young and upcoming hip star, where dancing is a MUST
5) Go on a blind date, or two
6) Run a marathon or do something physically adventurous
7) Dress up at all opportunities - in particular fancy dress
8) Volunteer - wherever or whatever it may be, just get the experience and help others while I can
9) Live in a cool place - something different, somewhere I could live in my 20's but not later in life. The strangest and funniest places have the best memories
10) Get my own cat

I'm sure I'll change my mind on this list, but it's a start.

What's on your list of things to do while you're still young? Or even things to do in life in general? I'd love to hear!

Saturday, 29 May 2010

these are the parts of england i love.

I just LOVE these little houses. Quaint and captivating.

Often we try to be different in our choices, but doesn't a little bit of repetition look so good?!

Friday, 28 May 2010

pick me! pick me! pick me!

Why do magazine make us content? Most of the time we skim through and hardly read the text anyway. Yet, there is something about holding a magazine. It's pleasing, makes you feel good.

Maybe it's the texture, the glossy/matt pages, or even that 'magazine smell' (which I must say I love) Perhaps it's the pricey cost that makes you feel like you have really gone and treated yourself? Or maybe it's the time we choose to buy a magazine? I often buy a magazine when I know I have the time to really relax and read it (and we know those times are rare!) An evening when I can curl up in my pyjamas and enjoy it with a hot drink. Or often I will read a magazine on a journey, which I think goes for most of us.

There are many different types of magazine readers. You've got the general 'pick ups' who will buy a magazine or two to fill in the time, often when traveling. You've got the adorable magazine nerds who just can't get enough of their one passion (gardening, fashion, motorbikes, you name it) and who will without a doubt HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION. Let's not forget the 'magazine exhibitionists' who just think it looks good to have a magazine alongside their Starbucks coffee.

I got a parcel from a close friend this week. Inside was Real Simple. I find the magazine really enjoyable to read, because it covers all areas - fashion, health, home, life, money, food. It's an extra special treat for me, because I can't get this magazine here in the UK. I've been saving it all week. I'm looking forward to a long and lazy lie in tomorrow, waking up to a cup of tea and Real Simple.

What type of magazine reader are you?

as time goes by.

Some time has gone by since I last blogged. I'd like to think that it's due to having the lack of time, bur really, I think it's lack of effort. If I wanted to blog, I could blog. So why am I holding back?

There are many things I would have liked to have posted about, but they never seemed to fit with the theme of my blog. The result, I didn't post.

It's time for a change around. Here's to a new blog, no constraints and lots of uncertainty.

Happy Friday!

Friday, 7 May 2010

to be or not to be.

I read an article today. Book shelves at home taken over now by DVDs.

Reading with children shows that adults are devoting their time. Can the same be said about sitting beside a child with the TV set on? Does watching TV mean children are spending less contact time with their family?

I'm very traditional in my thinking. I almost wish for technology to stop advancing so quickly to give children the chance to catch up with what's already out there.
Once the book is made into a film, the book often gets forgotten.

So why is reading so important? Well.. imagination. You have to allow for children to develop their own thoughts.
We want to feed the imagination rather than starve it.

This is not to say that I don't think children should watch TV, of course they should.
However, because of the new, we often forget the old.

Due to the lack of reading done at home, children are simply reading now only when they are required (usually by school) to and do not often read for pleasure. Conclusion = reading is a burden and therefore a negative activity.

We need to demonstrate reading to children - by picking up a newspaper to read, a magazine, a leaflet - we are creating an encouraging reading environment.

What do you think?

TV? Books? One? None?

Sunday, 2 May 2010


Spring is such a lovely time. Spring is such a busy time.

Back to blogging, here we go.