SOCIAL MEDIA

Friday, 28 February 2020

Masking it at a cost.

Hey readers,

 I have had a visitor come round. Every time this happens I feel completely and utterly exhausted. 

I literally can not do anything for the next few hours as it has taken me all my power to deal with the social situation.

 It is not the person, it is just the way that I am programmed with my autistic brain. I just really struggle with long periods of socialising. 




I feel awful for saying this like I am totally anti-social and I am not but I need my time out as well.  
It doesn't help that I also have to parent as well as having to deal with the social situation. I have my children with me and to be quite frank they are not the calm and placid type. 

They go absolutely go bat shit crazy when a visit comes round and trying to calm down is an absolute nightmare when they are this age. 

Therefore, for me it is just so tiring trying to keep both children calm and then deal with the stuff that is happening in my head is a lot of work for me.

 By the end of the social situation, I want to scream and when the person leaves I feel like my whole body just collapses and de-intensifies (if there is such a word).

 I just feel really angry right now, I think it is a direct response from all the frustration and having to pretend all the hours to appear a certain way. 

Yeah, I could be myself but no one wants to see me wild, believe me, and you. Acting is hard for an autistic person because nine times out of ten the individual is already anxious, but then they have to work that much harder to manage the situation.

 What you see is that us autistic people have to learn the art of remembering social equities as we are not naturally social people. 

So, therefore days like today are basically are a mental workout for me and I can guarantee the following day I will have the consequences where I can hardly do anything, other than rest. 

 Cheers for reading X

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

A list of common misconceptions.

Hey readers,

We have all heard information that has been taught as facts however, somethings are misconceptions.

 So here are a few of my favourite misconceptions that I have learnt over time not to be true, which makes me laugh about it now.



Fortune Cookie.

The fortune cookie is not Chinese but brought to the US from Japan.

 They are rarely found in China and are often seen as a symbol of American cuisine, even though nowadays they are regularly given out in Chinese restaurants.

Earthworm babies.

People believe that when earthworms are cut in half, two baby earthworms are born. 

However, this is not true as only the front half may survive - the back end dies. Very few kinds of the worm are able to do this.


Vaccines cause autism.

Vaccines do not cause autism or autism spectrum disorders.  

Although fraudulent research by British doctor Andrew Wakefield claimed a connection, repeated attempts to reproduce the results ended in failure, and the research was ultimately shown to have been manipulated.

Budda was a laughing fat bloke.

The historical Buddha was not obese. The "chubby Buddha" or "laughing Buddha" is a 10th-century Chinese folk hero by the name of Budai.

 In Chinese Buddhist culture, Budai came to be revered as an incarnation of Maitreya, the Bodhisattva who will become a Buddha to restore Buddhism after the teachings of the historical Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama, have been forgotten.

The Earth revolves around the Sun.

Technically, the Earth, sun and all of the other the planets are orbiting around the centre of mass of the solar system, not specifically the sun.

   The Great Wall of China can be seen from space.

The Apollo astronauts confirmed that you can't see the Great Wall of China from the Moon. 

In fact, all you can see from the Moon is the white and blue marble of Earth.

 Dropping a penny from the Empire State building would kill someone.

A penny only weighs about a gram and it tumbles as it falls.

 Because of the tumbling and the lightweight, there's so much air resistance that the penny never really gathers that much speed before it hits its terminal velocity. 

A gram of weight travelling at a relatively slow speed might hurt a little if it hit you on the head, but it's not going to kill you.

  Shaving hair comes back thicker.

This is actually true praise be! Apparently scientists have known about this idea since the 20s.

 It might feel like your hair comes back thicker and darker after a shave, but that's just because of the shape of the stubble that grows back.

Its blunt ends feel coarser to the touch, but as the hair grows out, the end tapers and softens once more.

Your blood is blue before it’s oxygenated.

While many believe that de-oxygenated blood is blue, it is actually a myth because human blood is always red. Although the level of redness does differ depending on how oxygenated it is.

What misconceptions have you learnt about that everyone believes is true? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below.

Cheers for reading X


Monday, 24 February 2020

Advantages of school uniform

Hey readers,

Thinking about school as we are coming up to the new academic year, it got me thinking about school uniform and why is it so important to have it. 

I think school uniform is an actual positive step towards a child's education and I am going to explore my reasons below.




Appearance.

Having a school uniform can teach children how to dress smart and take responsibility for the way they present themselves. 

This lesson will come in handy at a later date with regards to job interviews and the way that impressions count.

Equal playing field.

Allowing school uniform it gives the opportunity of being equal for everyone regardless of background because the children are all wearing the same clothing.

 This can reduce the change of a child is a target of a bully because of what they are wearing or not be having the latest trends.

Universal.

Children wearing the same uniform means that the children don't have the anxiety about what they look like, they can, therefore, allowing them to concentration on focusing on their schoolwork and in turn will affect their overall performance.


Pride.


School uniform is designed to distinguish which children go to which school by the design of the uniform they wear. 

Making children wear school uniform, therefore, brings a sense of togetherness with being in the same school as fellow pupils. 

This can bring feelings of pride for the school that the child attends. Children wearing a school uniform can give a sense of identity because it is something you can see can bring that sense of ownership and the fact that you belong with the same children in your class can help create a safe environment to work.

Morning routines.

The next point for why school uniform is a positive is that it brings a smoother morning for getting children ready for school. 

This is because the parents and children know what to wear so there isn't that doubt of what to wear that day, plus the child anxiety about trying to fit in as all children wear the same uniform.

Discipline.

School uniform encourages good disciple as it basically the school rules of what to and what not to wear. Therefore, you have to abide by the rules and follow what is expected off you. 

Making sure that you follow the school rules on the uniform gives that conformity and can put that mindset in place when the child is learning, by listening to and following the commands of teachers. 

This, in turn, gives can give a positive outcome on the child's performance with discipline and working well in the classroom. 

Having a school uniform so that everyone has the same in regards to clothing reduces the conflict that happens within the classroom because of all being the same there is less attraction for arguments. 

Furthermore, with children being in school uniform it reduces the risk of preventing children from forming gangs and the risk of bad behaviour.

What do you think about school uniform? love to hear your opinions.

Cheers for reading X

Sunday, 23 February 2020

My Sunday photo 23/02/2020

Friday, 21 February 2020

97 things to declutter now!


Hey readers,

It is a brand new month (March) and what better way to start a new month then getting rid of some clutter in your home to give you a fresh start and some organisation to kick start your month.



 1. Get rid of unwanted apps on your phone.

2. Catalogues lying about in your home.

3. Unwanted coats.

4. Broken or chipped vases.

5.  Outdated vitamins.

6. Empty out your freezer.

7. Organise your cleaning supplies.

8.  Baby items over 5 years old.

9. Old never used mobile phones.

10. Small condiment packets.

11. Digital books that you have read or not going to read, clear out and make some room.

12. Water bottles.

13. Jars.

14. Tv series links.

15. Leftover party stuff that will never use again.

16. Hair products that have seen the light of day that you have stopped since changing your style.

17. Toiletries and perfume you hate the smell of.

18.  Broken or unused jewellery.

19. Old tote bags or backpacks.

20. Wire hangers.

21. Damaged clothes.

22. Plastic lids without containers.

23. Extra coffee cups.

24. Cooking tools, appliances, utensils that you haven’t used in over a year.

25. Cds.

26. DVDs.

27. VHS tapes.

28. Anything you are tired of dusting.

29. Puzzles and board games that are missing pieces.

30. Old remote controls.

31. Old prescription glasses.

32. Toiletry samples.

33. Toys your children have outgrown.

34. Broken objects you plan to fix.

35. Community newsletters.

36. Old receipts.

37. Loose paper.

38. Gift cards with no value. Toiletry samples.

39. Toys your children have outgrown.

40. Throw blankets you don’t love.

41. Mismatched gloves.

42. Mismatched socks.

43. Parcel collect cards.

44. Old guide books.

45. Finished puzzle books.

46. Out of date timetables.

47. Old party invites.

48. Digital music you never listen to.

49. Digital movies you never watch again.

50. Dead plants.

51. Old candles that cant be burnt again.

52. Old phone chargers.

53. Phone books.

54. Expired coupons.

55. Old keys.

56. Dried out pens and markers.

57. Duplicate office supplies.

58. Junk mail.

59. Worn out bras.

60. Pyjamas you never wear.

61. Worn bedding.

62. Clothes that don’t fit.

63. Belts.

64. Purses you don’t use.

65. Old pillows.

66. Worn towels.

67. Unused or broken hair ties.

68. Tablecloths, napkins, placemats etc that you never use!

69. Stale food.

70. Expired food.

71. Food that you just don’t like.

72. Spices that have been around for way too long.

73. Broken dishes.

74. Broken toys.

75. Excess artwork.

76. Old school bags.

77. Old school paperwork.

78. Old sponsor forms.

79. Theatre programmes.

80. Sports programme.

81. Clothing that has air-dried.

82. Old stuffed animals.

83. Kids shoes.

84. Dried up nail polish.

85. The lipstick you never did like the colour of. 

86. Multiple hairbrushes.

87. Old calendars.

88. Finished notebooks.

89. Out of date letters.

90. Take away menus.

91. Product guarantees for stuff you no longer have.

92. Save the date cards.

93. Broken objects you plan to fix.

94. Community newsletters.

95. Old receipts.

96. Loose paper.

97. Gift cards with no value.

Cheers for reading X 


Wednesday, 19 February 2020

75 Blog Ideas For March.

Hey readers, 

Need some blog inspiration? then look no further as I have 75 blog post ideas so plenty to help get you feeling inspired to write this March.




1. How do you relax?

2. how has 2020 been so far for you?

3. Mother's day gift guide. 

4. What have you been reading lately?

5. List your own blog ideas.

6. Is there something that has recently irritated you? Why not write a rant post and share it. 

7. Make a myth vs fact post. 

8. What is your make up routine?

9. What is your morning routine?

10. How do you relax after a long day?

11. What are your favourite Youtube channels?

12. What are your hobbies?

13. March bucket list. 

14. Trying a new look for Spring.

15. Spring cleaning tips.

16. Spring skincare routine. 

17. How to deal with the clocks going forward when you are a parent. 

18. Spring scent must-haves. 

19. Favourite spring nail polishes. 

20. Write about spring fashion trends.

21. How to put a spring in your step. 

22. How to become healthier this spring. 

23. How to achieve your goals this spring. 

24. Reasons to love springtime. 

25. Why you should start blogging in spring. 

26. Spring room decor. 

27. Spring homeware haul. 

28. How to maintain a healthy mindset this spring. 

29. Spring Instagram themes. 

30. Spring Instagram captions. 

31. Your favourite time-saving hacks.

32. Create a blogging mood board. 

33. Party theme ideas. 

34. Do a review for a monthly subscription box. 

35. Your outfit of the day blog post. 

36. Make an A to Z post and share with your readers. 

37. Spring themed meal ideas. 

38. 48-hours in [insert city].

39. 10 places that you want to travel and explore. 

40. A round-up of the most popular blog posts.

41. Share your me-time must-haves. 

42. How to motivate yourself on 'off' days.

43. 5 bloggers you admire and why?

44.Your favourite Instagram pictures of all time. 

45. Your rainy day playlist. 

46. The worst place you have visited. 

47. What's your personality type (take a quiz and show the answers). 

48. 10 things that make you happy right now. 

49. Your favourite road trip. 

50. Describe your best day as a mom.

51. Describe your worst day as a mom.

52. Post a picture and ask readers to caption it.

53. Share a dilemma that's plaguing your family right now.

54. Write a letter to your future self. 

55. The worst pick up lines.

56. Healthy changes to make this year.

57. TV shows you are watching this spring.

58. Earth day ideas. 

59. St Patrick day activities to do with children. 

60. How to get outside more. 

61. Reasons to be more green in your life. 

62. Movies that you are excited to see.

63. Transitional fashion pieces from season to season.

64. Create a DIY piece for your home and show your step-by-step process.

65. What do you find inspiration?

66.Your favourite hashtags to use.

67. Three things you bring on a desert island. 

68. 3 books you recommend. 

69. March kids craft ideas.

70. Tell your in-laws exactly what you think of them (as long as they don't know your blog!).

71. Why SEO is necessary for your blog.

72. The best lessons you have learnt in life. 

73. Best places to get royalty-free images. 

74. Why do you need a blog planner?

75.Your favourite things to do over the weekend.


Have I missed out any good blog ideas for March? Love to hear your comments in the comment section below. 



Cheers for reading X 

Monday, 17 February 2020

Simple playdoh recipe.

Hey readers,

Looking for a cheap activity to do with the children that is simple and no stress? Well, you have come to the right place, as I have a simple and easy playdoh recipe that kids love to do. It doesn't cost the world... result!




Ingredients. 

 250g of plain flour. 
 50g salt. 
 140ml of water.
1 or 2 tablespoons of water. 
• Few drops of colouring, though this is optional. 

Method. 

• Mix together the flour and salt into a bowl. add the water and oil.

• Knead the mixture well for about 10 minutes so that the consistency is smooth but not sticky.

• Then add the good colouring into the mixture and kneed so that it is all blended in together.

• Store in a bag or cling doom onto the fridge to chill enough to use.

There you have it easy as 1 2 3! Enjoy!


Cheers for reading X 

Sunday, 16 February 2020

My Sunday photo 16/02/2020

Friday, 14 February 2020

What is Triyit?

Hey readers, 

Who doesn't like free stuff? Well, one way of getting free food and drink is signing up to Triyit Discovery Club





Once you have signed up to the site and created a profile you have to wait to see if you get chosen to receive a free discovery box of new food and drink items. 

Over the past 9 months, I have been selected twice however, I am not sure if there is a formula or just random selection but selection varies from one individual to the next.  

However, to get chosen after you have received your goodie box is to complete the tasks. They are really simple as you are given a booklet which explains what the company want you to.

 The more you participate in tasks the more points you get. It is really straight forward with posting pictures on social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and using the designed hashtags which can be found in the leaflet with the box. 

This is a great way of promoting products. There are additional things you can do such as record yourself opening up the box and looking through the items. Then post it on to Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.

Now the items are entirely free and you get 5 products.

The most recent Triyit box I received this month (February). I received 5 items which are Whitworth's snack shots, can of Starbucks double espresso shots, hummus crisps and a graze protein bar. So, as you can see a variety of items to try and see what they are like. 

Also, to point out once you have received the box in the post a few days later you will get an email where you have you fill in the feedback of the discovery box. It is important you fill in the feedback form or else you will not be eligible for future campaigns.

This is what the Triyit box looks like, it is really secure and doesn't take long to arrive. It is disputed by My Hermes and I have never had a problem getting the package delivered to my door. 





Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso.

I am not a fan really of coffee in cans for the simple reason I like a sweetener in it. However, I like strong coffee. 

My husband enjoyed it greatly especially when he needed energy for my son's chess tournament. 



Overall as coffee, its self goes with the flavour I would give it 4/5.

Graze Protein Oat Bites. 

I really enjoyed the texture and flavour of these Graze Protein Oat Bites. What is even better is that afterwards, I found them really filling with the protein. 



5/5.

Peperami Beef Bar

The peperami stick is quite strong in flavour which I enjoyed. It is a good snack to have that fills you up and the fact that Peperami is only 69 calories per stick is a winner for me. 


5/5. 

Eat Real Hummous Chips. 

These crisps or chips are interesting in flavour with tomato and basil, quite subtle in taste. They're also vegan and less fat in them compared to other crisps which make an alternative snack. 




5/5.

Whitworth's shots.  

I love these shots because of they so good with the cranberries and raisins with a sprinkle of Belgian white chocolate. They are also 98 calories and just an allrounder fab snack to have at home or on the go.


5/5. 

Below is a video I did on my Youtube channel unboxing the Triyit Box. 





Finally, Just a reminder to make sure you share as much as possible because that means more points which results in a higher chance of getting boxes in the future. 

Cheers for reading X  

* I have been gifted the Triyit Discovery Box in exchange for views. All opinions expressed are entirely my own. *