Thursday, 30 September 2010

Books....The possibilities are endless...

"The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it." ~James Bryce.

One place I really love to amble anyway hours in is a bookshop. Not just any old bookshop but one of those massive ones, the kind where a single girl can grab a coffee and can pass unnoticed...

I just love the endless opportunities, the way a book can take you to places your imagination
had never thought possible and I love the way a book can offer a million ways of self improvement. I love the smell of a new book, the feel of a new book and I love their undiscovered potential.

As I wandered around my favorite
bookshop today, trying to drown out my inner dialog. I couldn't help but giggle at some of the titles like..

"Sex Slave"

"How to make someone fall in love with you"

"Happiness its within your reach"
"How to be single"

As I wandered into the travel section, my imagination went wild as images of some amazing places I have visited came streaming into the forefront of my mind. As I banded myself from buying anymore Lonely Planets, one book almost jumped off the shelf at me.... "1000 places to see before you die" I could only compare it to a homeless puppy looking up at you with big lonely eyes hoping you to take it home with you to sleep in front of your warm fire......I was weak. It now resides in my warm house.

Simply, I love books because they make you realise that there are endless possibilities in life but you just haven't had the confidence to reach for them....Yet.

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

A girl can dream....

"When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality" ~ Dom Helder Camara.

Sometimes I can be really spontaneous...
I have been known to drive across the country because someone wants to see me.....

Today after reading a post by
life-in-quotations about attractive qualities in women. I randomly asked my friend what qualities she found attractive in a man.... (Obviously I was thinking something along the lines of honesty, humour, confidence....You know the usual stuff...)

I gave her seconds to answer....

Her response....

" A hot skinhead saxophone player who likes cricket....and loves Jesus!"


Good Luck with that! hehehe!

20 Facts About Me.....

"One of the most difficult things is not to change society but to change yourself" Nelson Mandela.
1. I am 29 Years Old....I have no boyfriend, no children and I still live with my parents....
2. I am well traveled. I have camped in a tent on the Serengeti.

3. I have nearly died (Twice) Once when I was 6 months old and once when I was 10 years old.....You would think I would appreciate life more.

4. I have never had a man love me back.

5. My Best Friend is my Nana...She loves me unconditionally....

6. I love to be creative but rarely am....I love painting and photography.

7. I can sing.....well....but no one knows.

8. I still suck my thumb...

9. I am a nurse....I have stuck my finger in places that would make you feel sick.

10. Men make me nervous.

11. I have never had a one night stand.

12. Sometimes I feel so lonely I think I have burnt a hole in my chest.

13. I secretly wish I was the leading lady in a musical.

14. I think I may have taken the wrong path in life.

15. I avoid people with children because I want them so badly, but I think I never will.

16. I have the best family in the world.

17. I have lost more friends in the last year than I care to count.

18. At night I stick pillows in my back so I feel like someone is cuddling up to me....

19. I am a couch potato.

20. I think & love far too much.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Skinny Jeans....Now everything is good with the world!

"Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to shop" ~ Bo Derek.

There has to be a
scientific study somewhere that actually proves there is a positive correlation between fitting into a pair of skinny jeans and the mental health of women the world over.....

Today I had that rare moment...When you try something on in the changing room of some clothes shop and you know you look great!

The Result:
  • Happiness with life.
  • Sudden resolution of all negative thoughts.
  • Knowing you are actually a sexy woman afterall.
  • World peace.

Happy Days, God Bless you Skinny!

Married, Single, Other...See why I love it! x

Married, Single, Other....

"A true friend is someone who sees the pain in your eyes, while everyone else believes the smile on your face." Unknown.

If I had to tell you about the things I am I grateful for in my life, my friends and family would rank way up there at the top
of my list.

A few days ago a package arrived at my door, after a few minutes panic that I hadn't ordered anything from the Internet and stressing over the fact that someone had probably hacked my account and was probably off buying a holiday with my credit card.....I decided to do the m
ost logical thing any actually open the package.....

As soon as I did I knew exactly who had sent it to me.....Someone who knows me so well that they know exactly what I would love, exactly what would make me cry and exactly what I want for my future.....

The package was only a DVD....a Series "Married, Single, Other" which I missed during my travels but my friend knew I would love. Its the story of three couples, one "Married" but about to divorced, one "Single" but looking for love and secretly hoping they had found it in each other, and one "Other" a couple who have been together for years, have children but aren't married....Yet...

What can I say.....Major cry fest.....but I love it! My friend was so right! It maybe girlie but I love the sarcasm mixed with the couples love for each other. I love the fact that they mess everything up and that human beings are not infallible. I love (and cried) at the old lady from the first episode, who believes her dead husband sings to her at night because she can't believe he would ever leave her alone in the world......

Well done friend...You know me so well! xxx

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A letter to you.....The one you actually read.

"You've already won me over in spite of me and don't be alarmed if I fall head over feet" ~ Alanis Morissette.

For once a letter to you that you actually got to read.......

Well I could have really loved you....You could have been the most important thing in the world to me....You may even have been happy with me.....

Yes you may think I am childish for saying this but I think for a long time I did actually love you...And I think for once in my life on that Saturday afternoon as I wiped away your tears I was actually happy....

Well this is where it stops...I'm glad you spoke to me badly, I'm glad you ignored me all night because it made me realise I am actually worth nothing to you! I only said what I did so you would pay me some attention, I would never have done anything to intentionally hurt you.

From now on I will not be texting you when I'm lonely. I will not be inflating your ego by flirting with you; I will never secretly look at you from across the room hoping you give me five minutes of your time. I will never again think about you as I fall asleep, wishing it was you holding me and I will never ever again give up my job because a man played mind games with me.

I regret telling you what I did. I only did because I thought you cared for me and I could tell you anything...Obviously I was wrong.

I really truly hope your ex takes you back, I hope she makes you happy and you forgive yourself for whatever it is you did. You were never the “but of my jokes” in fact I defended you when people said you were worthless.....My feelings for you have already ruined my chance of having someone else love me. I will not allow you to do that again.

I am deleting you from facebook....and would appreciate it if you didn't text or email me again. I can't be just your "friend" I have enough friends who really do care about me and you don't get to treat me like this.

You would have been so lucky to have me....and I don't blow my own trumpet often.

Have a happy life x

Backpacker Memoirs....Uganda

Tuesday 24th November 2009

"I dream of an Africa that is at peace with itself" ~ Nelson Mandela.

Next Stop Uganda! Never thought I would get to say that! A whole days bus ride today though. The children still wave at our massive truck with excitement as we go though their villages...I wonder what they think of us? I can't help thinking what a shame it is when we get piled on and off the bus in the main cities as the locals stare, yet the places that look really interesting the "Real Africa" we get driven though at high speed.....Hmm.....

Sophie (my tent mate) and I have been talking about all the animals that are randomly tied up at the side of the road....Does no one steal them? No one seems to be watching them and you would think livestock would be worth something wouldn't you? Then suddenly we are in fits of laughter Sophie adds "You couldn't leave your cow at the side of the road in England! It would get kicked!" ....Hilarious!

So we have crossed the boarder my first impressions: Goats...lots of them, no more cows this time....They are tied to the side
of the road as always, not a sole in sight for miles. Then people...Smiling people. The children still run and wave but this time some of the adults do too. Is that because they are that friendly or are they so poor they think they can sell us something?? Is that wrong to think that??? Maybe!

In Uganda so far the local houses are made of bricks not wood and some of their mud huts have parchment roofs....they appear a richer country. The roads are easier to travel, less pot holes = Better infrastructure. Still got 6hrs driving time and its hot, hot, hot!

I can't believe how resourceful and skilled people are here....My impressions of Africans are changing daily. Just in the space of a few minutes I have seen a basket maker, someone fixing their car, someone else fixing their bike and farmers working the land.

As I watch the people of Uganda fly past my window...smiling, waving and working so hard. It has got me thinking about Africa in general. The people here are independent, resourceful and appear to want to make things better for their families by sheer hard work alone. I think given half a chance they would work their our way out of poverty, they do not need handouts from the West...They need our respect, not our pity......

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Yes, I do mock....and often!

" I don't believe in email. I'm an old fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up!" ~ Carrie Bradshaw.

So after my latest trails and tribulations and in a attempt to move forward with my life I logged back on to an Internet dating site today only to find this email:

i like your profile, you are very pretty and gentlewoman,
i am doctor medical,
i am teacher in university too.
i am working on production and application of anti-cancer druges,
i am looking for a sex girl for nice, romantic and good relationship,
if you like my profile please inform me."

It cheered me up so much! Poor Guy! hehehe! x

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Retail Therapy Kiddy Style....

"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child, There are seven million." ~ Walt Streightiff.

What to do when a two year old starts giggling and clapping when you step out of a changing room with a potential new dress???......
Buy it of course!

Well Done my beautiful God Daugther, you have cheered me up no end! xxx

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Note to Self:

"Take Chances. Tell the truth. Date someone totally wrong for you. Spend all your cash. Fall in love. Get to know someone random. Be random. Say I love you. Sing out loud. Laugh at stupid jokes. Cry. Apologize. Tell someone how much they mean to you. Tell a jerk what you think. Laugh till your stomach hurts and your eyes water. Live life."

A song to match my mood.....

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