Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lifestyle. Show all posts

Friday, 4 June 2021

I hate baths.

 Hey readers,

I will let you into a confession.... I don't like baths. I have tried several times but I just don't gel with them. I have discussed below my reason why I hate taking baths.

I hate baths

1.  Baths are filthy. 

Let's get down to the nitty-gritty in that baths are filthy. Think about it your filth from your body, sweat, and dead skin is swirling around in the water that you are bathing in. How is that appealing? It just makes me feel a bit sick if I am being honest. I never feel clean after a bath, unlike showers which I do feel so good after. 

2. Baths are boring. 

Let's just be honest baths are boring AF. I am not the type of person who enjoys sitting in water and waiting for ultimate relaxation. I am a person who enjoys doing something physical whether it is reading a book or writing a blog post for example.

 I can get in the zone with that. Yes, I could read a book in the bath though sadly I have tried doing it and it is just an uncomfortable position to lie in the bath. So that is a definitely no for me. 

 I also spend time thinking about when is it time to get out of the bath.  We have a clock on the wall and I just sit there listening to it tick every second. 

3. Lifting your body out of the water.

There is nothing more annoying than trying to get out of the bath. It is just so dame uncomfortable. You have to be careful as I have learned you can potentially slip which is painful, to say the least.

4.  It takes ages to fill up a bathtub.

Filling up a bath is irritating as it takes so long to get the bath filled up. You have to keep an eye on it and that is not good for me as I get distracted by other things that are happening. Therefore I have to sit there and watch the tub fill up for ages and it is dame boring. 

5. The water doesn't stay warm for long.

And another thing about baths is that when you eventually do fill up the bath full of lovely hot water sadly it doesn't last long. It actually is either lukewarm or cold in such a short space which I think is unpleasant to just in the bath with temperatures like that. 

8. Shampoo your hair is a pain.

I hate shampooing my hair in the bath, it is an uncomfortable and unpleasant experience. I always get shampoo in my ears which is gross. 

Let's not forget the painful experience of getting shampoo in your eyes and you cant use dirty water to wash your eyes out. Then you have to move awkwardly to the taps to get fresh water to clean your eyes out. It is just an all-around pain to do. 

So, there you have my reasons and why I opt for a shower. What are your thoughts on baths? Do you like them or hate them? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X 


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Thursday, 3 June 2021

**AD** 5 game based date ideas for gamers.

 Hey readers,

Are you a fan of gaming and want to meet someone who loves games that you want to date also who is into dating then you're in luck as there is a niche market for gamer daters? 

I think with the internet there are a lot more people who enjoy gaming and it is a fun way to connect with someone via playing games. 

A fun website to check out is gamerdates. It is a site designed for gamers, geeks, and cosplayers who are looking for love.

So when you do arrange a date with someone you probably want to have a game-based date which a great way to connect and get someone better. Doing someone that both people enjoy on a date makes feel relaxed and being able to connect with someone.

As restrictions are easing and more establishments are opening it will give you several options to chose from for a game-based date with someone. 

Below I have 5 game date ideas to get you inspired to go and arrange a date with a fellow gamer. 

5 game based date ideas for gamers.

1. Visit an arcade.

A retro place to visit on a date is going to an arcade as there are many different types of classic games to play. Whether it be racing games, shooting games, air hockey, coin pusher machines are just a few examples. It is a loud and excitable environment and one worth a go if you are of a competitive nature. 

2. Escape rooms.

 Most people have heard of escape rooms where you are locked in a themed room and you have to work out riddles, puzzles, and clues in order to get out of the room. It is a way to work together and see how well you communicate as a team and is a unique date idea to do. 

3. Board game cafe.

A more relaxed setting for a game date would be to go to a board game cafe. At the cafe, you can get food and drinks whilst having the opportunity to play board games of your choice. A type of place that is popular is The Dice Box in Leamington Spa that offers great food and a variety of games. 

 Sometimes board games are the most fun to do. At the board game cafe, there are a variety of board games to choose from card games, strategic games to silly games. Also, you don't have to worry about getting away from the table as they offer table service. 

4. Gaming convention. 

A great way to explore gaming together and checking out all things gaming-related is to go to a gaming convention.  Not only can you play games you can also go check out gaming panels and hear talks on gaming topics. 

5. Laser tag. 

If you like hands-on gaming and like games such as Call of Duty, Fortnite and Warzone then laser tag is something to consider to go on a gamer's date.  You get to play with laster guns and run around in the dark whilst trying to shoot one another. It is a unique idea and if you have a competitive nature then is the perfect date to go on.

6. VR gaming centres.

If you want to escape then go to VR gaming centres as you can put on a headset and emerge yourself in a game with your date. You can play together and work as a team but if you want some real fun you can work against each other for laughs, perfect for a game date for someone that you have met online sites such as dates for gamers.

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 

Monday, 31 May 2021

Things that will be missed after lockdown

Hey readers,

Now I know there is the potential risk of the final stage of lockdown restrictions being eased going to be delayed. One day soon hopefully we can look back to the time of lockdown. Below are some of the things I will miss about the lockdown. 

Things that will be missed after lockdown

 1. The stillness on the streets and it is eerily quiet. 

2.  Being able to appreciate the small things.

3. Not having to meal pre-packed lunch because let's face you are home all the time.

4. In the earlier days when kids first went back to school and parents actually bothered to queue in an orderly fashion at the school gates.

5. Spending hours scrolling through TikTok without a care in the world, they were the days. Well let's face it you ran out of anything to binge-watch on the telly and who can be arsed to cook for the 89th day. 

6. People keeping their distance and actually made an effort with rules, distant memory now. 

7. The bus was empty that was a strange but also an enjoyable experience. 

8. Not having to worry if someone sits next to you on the bus that absolutely stinks of bo.
 
9.  Not missing on delivery because you are mostly at the home bar the walk you went on.

10. Knowing your neighborhood a lot more due to the number of local walks you took.

11. It was so quiet on the road you could breathe in the clean air.

12. As above during lockdown it is a lot quieter so that you could clearly hear the birds singing. 

13. Slowing down day-to-day and focusing on the small stuff. 

14. Nor experiencing FOMO (feeling of missing out) as we were all at home.

15. Having more time to do personal hobbies.

16. No crowds anywhere.

17.  Less rushing around and just being.

18. Spending more time with family.

19. Saving money whether that be eating out, going to the cinema, visiting the pub. 

20. Cooking more at home and enjoying meals together. 

What things will you miss when lockdown ends completely? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X 


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Friday, 21 May 2021

4 reasons to take the family on a hike this summer

Hey readers,

A good thing to do for a family day out is to take a hike somewhere in nature whether it be through fields, up mountains, or longer trips overnight.  

There are many good reasons why you should consider going hiking with your family. Below I discuss the positives of hiking with the family down below.

4 reasons to take the family on a hike this summer

Before we get into the reasons for hiking a quick look at the Oxford dictionary defines hiking as, the activity of going for long walks, especially across the country. So what the benefits you are asking? well...

1. Appreciate nature. 

When being surrounded by nature you can really appreciate the beauty it has to offer. Just the simple act of walking through nature and breathing in the clean air can be so good for the soul.

 If you live in an urban area it can be a pleasant change to see a setting that is all about nature. Getting connected with nature can make you appreciate natural beauty. 

2. Free.

Most places in the countryside are free to walk about (though do check before you head out that it is allowed for the public to walk on). It is a great form of exercise to do with the family. 

3. Building self confindce.

When you regularly take up hiking it can help build your confidence as you get past the challenges  - through building strength through working your muscles and having the resilience to go on long journeys though you may not be used to them. 

3.  Available for everyone.

Hiking is accessible for everyone, young or old anyone can do it as long as they are willing to take on the challenge. It is fantastic to do with the whole family as you are working together through the hike and encouraging each other when difficult times occur.

 It is also an opportunity to do something together and create memories. During hikes, it allows you to be switched off from modern life and can give you the chance to talk and learn about each other along with bonding more. 

4.  Minimal equipment.

With hiking, you don't really need much equipment as long as you know ow the route you are taking and have some decent footwear you are ready to go and explore the countryside with your family. 

Do you like hiking with the family? Have I missed out on any benefits of hiking together with the family? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below.

Cheers for reading X


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Monday, 17 May 2021

Problems only bigger boobed women will understand

Hey readers,

I have a confession to make I hate my breasts because I am a bigger breast woman and the right pain in the back and not the fact that buying bras is a breast ache and having to get a bloody loan out to pain for them.

Problems only bigger boobed women will understand
Here are my reasons why big boobs suck!

1. They give you a backache and that kills, especially when you have to carry a child to bed in the evenings.

2. They are harder to finder and then become more expensive.

3.  No way would I suit a bralette, which is a shame as they are so God damn pretty.

4. I can't run As the boobies bounce everywhere so I may as well kiss goodbye if I want to run after that bus and accept that I am going to be late ;)

5. The prospect of going bra shopping sends you into a sweat and there is nothing worse than trying to find a size that actually fits you in a 'normal' shop.

 6. You dream of having the funds for breast reduction.

7. The pain of a button shirt and constantly having a gap there. You can't go out in public because you are scared your pop open.

7. What do my toes look like?!

8. You thought it was bad enough until you get pregnant and then they grow some.

9. In the summer you have under breast sweat....joy!

10. I hate having to wear a swimsuit because it never fits right and has a major fear of my boobies pop out in the swimming baths.

11. Can never wear anything backless.

12. Can't wear low tops without looking like a bag of s**t.

13. Never sleep on my stomach, I would never get any rest but pain.

14. I can never wear long necklaces because they make me feel self-conscious and worry they may go right in my cleavage.

Are you a bigger boobed woman? Can you relate to my points above? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 


Cheers for reading X
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Sunday, 9 May 2021

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Monday, 26 April 2021

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

Hey readers,

I will confess I love something novelty but even better when it actually really does a good job at doing the job, result. Here are some ideas that have been proven to be fun and work amazingly well as well. 

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.


1. Warming butter knife - Trouva.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful

Is this warming butter knife the dream, there is nothing more frustrated than trying to cut butter from the fridge and it is rock hard. The knife is self-heated with a heated edge designed to curl up and soften cold butter. 

2. An egg timer - Car & Kitchen.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.
I actually have an egg timer and it is a useful item to have in the kitchen. Basically, the idea is you put the egg timer in the water with the eggs and you cook your egg according to how you like your eggs.

 The egg timer has three markers soft, medium, and hard and you wait until the egg timer changed from its original colour to white when it hits the marker you take the eggs of the pan. I can confirm it works a treat!

3. Claw-shaped meat shredder - Shein.

.quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

This is a fab accessory, the shredders fit into the hand making it study to shred your meat, useful especially during the summer if you are having a bbq. 

3. Jumbo cutlery drainer - Red Candy.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

This is a funky little holder called the jumbo cutlery drainer. Not only could you hold your cutlery but you could also use it to hold your toothbrush and toothpaste in the bathroom. I like the fun design to add character to make you smile. 

4. Vegetable spiraliser - Amazon.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.


To add quirkiness to your dinner you need a veggie spiraliser, the hand one is good because it is less faff. You can make carrot or courgette noodles, for example, it is a healthier alternative. It is also small and easy to store don't need to use any electric power and can all be done by hand. 

 5. Prawn shell remover- Shein.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

This is a nifty little gadget where you can de-shell your prawn in on go. It is so easy, convenient, and saves a lot of time. 

6. Never soggy cereal bowl - Obol.

quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.
This is such a brilliant idea if you hate getting your cereal soggy this bowl is a must. It is designed so that the cereal is separate from the milk. Then you can take your time and still enjoy your cereal firm with the sogginess that you get quite quickly with cereal. 

7. Corn on the cob stripper - Amazon.

.quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

This is a practical solution to stripping the corn off the cob in one great big pull. Makes life so much easier if you want to lose corn fast. 

8. Multi-purpose kitchen shears - Kitchen Knives.


quirky kitchen gadgets that are useful.

I love using kitchen scissors and one of the most overused items in my kitchen if I am honest. The above pair not only scissors but in the middle have a nut opener and a at the bottom end of the scissors has a bottle top opener, perfect pair there. 

What do you think about the items on the list? Are there any that you have already? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X



Friday, 2 April 2021

**AD** Why senior dating is where it is at.

Hey readers,

Coronavirus has impacted a lot of people from all walks of life. For single and older people it can be tough going and very lonely. There are many older people who hold the assumption that once you reach a certain age you won't be successful with dating. 

Well let me tell you something you can have fun at any age and anyone can date. There are many older single people wanting to date. However, last year in particular it has been tough to get out and meet others that is why dating online is popular than ever. 

Why senior dating is where it is at.


One particular site called Guernsey Dating Site not only is free to join but offers the opportunity for the over 50s to meet someone new online. You can meet people who live in the area of Guernsey covering areas such as Alderney and St Martin. 

 It is a trusted site where you can meet like-minded people whether it be divorced people, Christian, lesbians etc. With the search feature, you can narrow it down to likes and qualities that suit you and your desires. 

You also on Guernsey Dating doesn't have to faff with quizzes making it much more relaxed and not have to get stressed out about complicated questions to answer. 

The website is really easy to navigate around, it is clear and simple to understand. You don't even have to use a computer it is accessible on tablets and mobile phones too. 

Remember if you are at all uncomfortable you can say no or you can contact instantly Guernsey Dating who can help deal with any issue that may have arisen. 

The benefit of dating in later life is that there is no pressure to start a family and get married. You can take your time to get to know someone in a relaxed frame of mind. 

Also, you don't have to tie down with someone, if you just what to have company then that is ok as society has a much more open-mindedness compared to decades ago where relationships were viewed completely different. Just remember to have fun and do things on your own terms. 

When you are older you have a more sense of yourself of what you like and don't like. You have the confidence with age and experience, you are more aware of what type of person you connect with and what person really doesn't work well for you. 

One of the key benefits of online dating is that you have the freedom to choose who to connect with. You can take your time and don't have to rush things so then you are more likely to connect with someone who suits your needs, 

One of the growing features of dating sites is video dating especially during the pandemic. Not only doing video dating is new and it feels exciting. 

This is particularly prevalent when we are at home and not doing anything exciting. Video dating is great to get to know someone, have company and do something fun together. 

This could be watching a movie together but separately in your own home whilst enjoying a cocktail together and sharing that experience separately but together online can really lift your spirits. 

Cheers for reading X

This is a sponsored post, all opinions expressed entirely my own. 



Wednesday, 31 March 2021

The best Easter Instagram captions!

 Hey readers,

Who else is egg-cited for Easter? well, I have a treat for you with 
 easter captions perfect for your Instagram posts check them out below. 

The best Easter Instagram captions!



Cute Easter Captions.

🐰 "Have a hoppy Easter!"

 🐰"Don't worry, be hoppy."

🐰"Filling my Easter basket with joy and lots of chocolate."

🐰"The best Easter is one spent with your Peeps."

🐰"You're a good egg."

🐰"Bunny kisses and Easter wishes."

🐰"Living life in full bloom."

🐰"Spring has officially sprung!"

🐰"Spending today with some-bunny special."

🐰"Today was egg-stra special."

🐰"Have an egg-cellent Easter!"

🐰"Some-bunny loves you!"

🐰"Why did the Easter egg hide? He was a little chicken."

🐰"Wishing everyone an egg-stra special Easter!"

🐰"Spending Easter with the cutest chicks I know."

🐰"There is nothing better than a friend unless it's a friend with chocolate."

🐰"Cute chick."

🐰"Without you, I'd go off the Peep end."

🐰"Easter always puts a little spring in my step."

🐰"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." —Audrey Hepburn.
🐰"The promise of spring's arrival is enough to get anyone through the bitter winter." — Jen Selinsky.

Clever easter captions. 

🐰Not decorating eggs today? Yolk's on you.

🐰(Cad)bury me in chocolate.

🐰Way too egg-cited about this holiday.

🐰Don't worry, be hoppy.

🐰I'm having a good hare day.

🐰Did you hear the joke about the egg? It's not all it's cracked up to be.

🐰How do I like my eggs? Cadbury.

🐰Quite literally putting all my eggs in one basket.

🐰Without you, I'd go off the Peep end.

🐰Who else is egg-cited for Easter?

🐰That’s all for Easter Sunday, yolks.

Easter captions using emoji.

🐰: Cheers to 🍫, 💐, 🥚, and 🐰!

🐰: Every🐰 loves some🐰 on Easter.

🐰:🐥🐥dig me.

🐰 Some 🐰loves you!

🐰:🍫+ 🍷= my kind of celebration.

🐰:The Easter 🐰has arrived!

🐰:🙏 for 🍫

🐰:Here's to ☀️and 🍷!

🐰: On Easter, we eat 🍭🍫for breakfast.

🐰: I love my 🐣!

When your heart is full. 

🐰All my favourite holidays revolve around chocolate.

🐰 *Ears* hoping you have a happy Easter!

🐰I’ve been a good egg this year.

🐰Cheesin’ because I finally have some spring in my step.

🐰Full bloom.

🐰Wishing you all a hoppy Easter.

🐰Spring: a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be.

🐰So glad I could finally come out of hibernation.

🐰Nobunny loves you like I do.

🐰 Spring is all about new beginnings.

🐰Hip hop hooray!

🐰Happy to let spring do its thing.

If you’re hanging with your crew.

🐰Just a couple of chicks.

🐰Happy Easter from me and my Peeps.

🐰I’m a chick magnet.

🐰Eggheads gotta stick together.

🐰Without you, I’d go off the Peep end.

🐰Cheers to wishing we all learn how to turn water into wine.

🐰There’s nothing better than friends unless those friends have chocolate.

🐰Thank goodness we’re all having good hare days.

🐰April showers aren’t so bad with buds like these by my side.

🐰The cutest chicks I know.

🐰So eggcited to see them, it hurts.

I hope you have a Hoppy Easter!

Cheers for reading X

    Friday, 26 March 2021

    tips on dealing with impulsive buying

    Hey readers,

    I think now and again we have all acted on impulse. It may be the odd item that is impulsive but a lot of people impulsive buying turns into a regular occurrence. 

    So, it might be a good idea t put in strategies to stop yourself from having a desire to spend impulsively so regularly. Here are my top tips below. 

    tips on dealing with impulsive buying

    1. No spend days.

    I do this twice a week and it is really great to train yourself to have a time where you don't spend money. 

    It is like a reset button and helps make you think before you spend. It also gives back control of your situation and makes you appreciate the things that you already have around you.

    2. Newsletters.

    Unsubscribe to company newsletters this stops the urge especially when the company try to entice you in with some sort of sale. Out of sight, out of mind is key and if you don't think about it then do you really need that item in your life?

    3. Shopping list.

    It helps to plan ahead and one way of doing this would be to have a shopping list beforehand of all the things you need. 

    It is important to stick to this method and not deviant away from what you plan to buy. This helps keep you in check with your finances.

     Having a shopping list gives you back control which will inturn in the long run give you confidence that you are keeping your finances in check. 

    4. Ask questions. 

    If you are seeing something in a shop and feel the desire to buy right here, right now then a good way to decide is to ask yourself, do I really need this? will I use it? can I  afford it? 

    Giving yourself that time to think about it instead of instantly caving and buying can help stop you in your tracks and again gives you back control as your not acting but deciding on what to do first.

    5. Plan your purchase. 

    If there is something that you desperately want then plan your purchase.  So for example, if you need to get someone a birthday present plan beforehand, set an amount you want to spend, what you are going to buy and find the best present by researching around.

     This way you are in control and you can save money buying finding the best price before going shopping. 

    6. Goals.

    If you want to save up for something (e.g. earphones) then it might be a good idea to set up a fund to save up each week with a set amount. Yet again it reinforces the sense of control but also gives you delayed gratification, which personally I think s better than impulsive gratification. 

    Having delayed gratification means you can enjoy for example the earphones when you have saved enough money. You have waited and known that if you put the effort into saving you will be rewarded. Therefore there is more pleasure as you have worked hard to save for the wanted item. 

    What do you think about impulsive buying? Have I missed a tip out on my list that you think is a good way of controlling impulsive buying? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

    Cheers for reading X