Category Archives: Lifestyle

What to do with the flu..

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Yes, I’m afraid it’s coming up to cold season, and I’ve already caught the flu! Within a few short days, I’ve gone from cheery and well to sick and tired. I’ve almost had every flu symptom know to man and what’s worse is that tomorrow I have my surgery and they may not be able to perform it!

So at the moment, I’m curled up on the sofa, wrapped up in my Batman blanket with a cup of herbal tea, watching Jack The Giant Slayer (Great movie, really recommend watching!). I’ve been trying all week to get my strength up and luckily, I’m feeling a lot better. Here’s what I did…

Nasal Blockage

A stuffy nose is one of the worse feelings ever. It leaves you remembering all those times you took your clear breathing for granted XD To help me breathe better during day and night I would blow my nose, one nostril at a time so I didn’t strain my sinus. By blowing your nose, you clear your nose of the bacteria and viruses it carry’s. Therefore reducing the overload of mucus. I also used VapoRub and menthol tissues. The softness reduces the redness of the nose and the menthol clears the blocked passage.

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Sore Throat

A sore throat is killer. Especially when you eat, drink and sleep. Strepsils are good for sore throats. They contain menthol and help soothe the throat while your immune system fights off the infection. Soothers are good too. Another way to soothe a sore throat is to take medications such as Nurofen: Cold and Flu. Nurofen works wonders during a flu and work really well. But be sure to read the instructions before use.

Another way would be to drink warm beverages such as herbal tea. I often drink green tea and other herbal.

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Sore throat and nasal blockage is very common when it comes to the flu. So is a chesty cough, severe headache, body ache and fever.

Again, Nurofen: Cold and Flu is very effective as well as wrapping yourself up to keep warm, resting, eating regularly and keeping yourself hydrated with water. Another good remedy would be to mix honey with a tea. The honey acts as a menthol and is good for relieving congestion. Also garlic is good to eat with your food. But don’t eat it on it’s own as you can give yourself a stomach ache! (I’ve learned from a personal experience XD)

Last of all, visit your doctor and have them check you out. They can also prescribe medication for you and may even sign you off sick from work or school.

Anyway, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I hope you guys stay healthy this Autumn. To lower your risk of catching a cold, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly, keep warm and have a good, nutritious diet!

See ya!

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Long time no see…

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It’s been a while since I last wrote a blog post… 25 days ago to be exact. So, that was almost a month ago. I’m sorry for not posting as frequently, I’ve been dealing with some personal issues recently that have thrown me off task and have left me with no time at all to update my blog!

I hope you guys understand and will be patient with me. I will try to update my blog as much as I possibly can.

On a lighter note, I do have some good posts lined up for October, so stick around! Of course, It’s getting closer to Halloween and I’m mega excited! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays and I plan to go all out spooky! From terrifying treats to monster make-up, I’ll be sure to write a step-by-step post that you can follow!

Stay awesome!~

 

Saying goodbye.

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So today was the day that me and my family said goodbye to my brother’s best friend Tyreece. It was a really sad day for us all and I simply still can’t get over the fact that he’s gone.

It was a nice, quiet ceremony with all his family and friend’s. His little coffin decorated with dinosaurs (They were his favorite) and his hat he loved to wear….

Tyreece was a character. He would tell jokes that didn’t makes sense, he loved the avengers and had all the costumes and props. His favorite characters were The Incredible Hulk and Captain America. He had a quirky fashion sense and he, along with my brother, would sing Ed Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill together. Their favorite song.

I remember when Tyreece came to my brothers birthday. He was dressed up as Captain America and was a very wonderful young man. Even now, I can remember it like it was yesterday.

And I know that even though he’s not with us physically, he’s with us spiritually and from the heart. He will never be forgotten and will forever be remembered.

I’m not gonna lie, I was a total wreck during the ceremony. I just couldn’t bare to imagine what his parents must be going through. Even by just thinking about it all bring’s a tear to my eye. There was so many people there who came to celebrate his life. So many that me and my mum ended up standing…but I didn’t mind. His last goodbye song was Ed Sheeran’s Castle On The Hill….And as we all left, some went up to his coffin and blew a kiss. I was one of them.

I recognized quite a few people at the ceremony. A number of them being teachers from my brother’s school. Teacher’s who taught both my brother and Tyreece.

As a goodbye, my brother wrote a message on a little card, tied it to a balloon, and let it go in the garden.

All I can do now, is remember Tyreece threw photographs from my brother’s birthday and memories…

I know George will never forget Tyreece. And as I said before, even though he’s not with us physically, he’s with us spiritually and from the heart. He live’s on through everyone who knew him.

“Rest in peace Tyreece, you will never be forgotten. I hope your doing well up in heaven and having fun… Sleep well little man”

 

 

My top 5 feel good songs to listen to when feeling down!

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Everyone needs a pick-me-up when they feel down..so I’ve put together some tunes that I listen to when I feel down. They’ve worked wonders for me. I hope they do for you too.

Enjoy!~

Shakira- Try Everything

Maroon 5- Sugar

K.A.R.D- Don’t Recall (Hidden version)

XIA- Incredible (Feat Quincy)

VIXX- Rock Ur Body

(Song starts at 0:47)

See ya!

Today was the day..

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So…today was the day. What day you may ask? Results day of course!

The time in your life when you open that envelope of doom, to unmask your hard working achievements…

For some it was a proud day! I know many people who have worked incredibly hard and achieved the results they had been hoping for. And to that, I say….

 

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For some, it wasn’t a proud day. And I understand that. If your reading this and feel you didn’t do well in your exams, please hear me out.

Although you didn’t get the results you wanted, you are still amazing. You are still great. You are still incredible. I know you’ve tried your very best. I know you worked really hard. But you know what? You can still do so many great things! Don’t let some letters and numbers on a paper decide your future. Decide it for yourself. Even if it means starting from the bottom. Because when you start from the bottom, there’s only one way you can go. And that’s up.

There are loads of opportunities out there, just for you.

So don’t give up. Never give up. You can do this. Because when a door closes, another one opens.

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See ya.

 

 

Why you shouldn’t take things for granted.

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I’m gonna keep this post short with one simple message.

Don’t take anyone or anything for granted.

To me, this is an important quote. Why? Because it’s underestimated and should be taken more seriously.

Who know’s what life has in store for us! It could be anything from breaking up from a relationship to losing someone close to you. I know it’s not something people want to think about, but it could happen.

You see, the reason I decided to write this post was because my brother recently lost his best friend from school and it breaks my heart knowing that we won’t see him again. It really made me think, “We should of done this…” and “We should of done that…”. It made me feel a little guilty for not reminding my brother to hang out with him (FYI- My brother is 7 years old. )

It seems that people only seem to realize what they’ve had when they’ve lost it. So many of us have been blessed with a family, a home, an education, health..yet so many of us think nothing of it and sometimes wish we didn’t. But there are so many others who would love to have what we have.

There are some without parents, some who are homeless, some who are suffering from an illness, some who have broken up with their partner. There are so many who are wishing that they have what we have. Yet we still take it all for granted.

So please guys, don’t take anything or anyone for granted. Because you don’t know what’s round the corner.

Do yourself a favor. Right at this very moment, call your loved ones and tell them how much you love them. Ring up your friends and tell them how much you appreciate your friendship. Forgive those who have done you wrong in life….. Because it may be the last time you get to.

Live life how you want to live it. But never forget those around you who have been there from the start.

 

Inspirational Quotes #1

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Everyone needs a bit of encouragement every now and then. Especially during rough times. Believe me, I know. I’ve gone through a few rough times lately and I’ve never really known what to do with myself. The road to recovery is a tough one, that’s for sure.

I thought I’d share some of my favorite quotes with you. Simply because no one deserves to be left in the dark with nothing to encourage them to turn on the light 🙂

  • Your mistakes do not define you.

They certainly do not. Only you can define you.

  • Never compare your reality to others. Everyone has their own journey they take.

Don’t compare yourself to someone else. By doing that, you damage yourself emotionally. You are perfect the way you are.

  • Never let them change you.

You are you. Don’t let anyone tell you different.

  • Every day is a new beginning, Treat it that way.

Everyday is a new beginning. It’s a page in a book that’s waiting to be written.

  • No matter how hard it is, just keep going because you only fail when you give up.

Why give up on something you worked so hard for? Giving up, is throwing all that time and effort away.

  • Sometimes you have to experience the bad, so that you can learn to appreciate the good.

When you hit rock bottom, you begin to appreciate things more.

  • Don’t ignore the effort of a person who tries to keep in touch. It’s not all the time someone cares.

This is an important quote. You never know what you have until it’s gone.

  • Be thankful for what you have. You have no idea how many people would love to have what you’ve got.

This is deep. It’s true though. Always be thankful for what you have.

This is only a few of the many quotes I wanted to share with you…meaning, there will be another post! Either way, I hope you guys enjoyed this post! If you found it useful, then please give it a like! And give it a share for others!

See ya!

Summer checklist!

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It’s coming toward the middle of Summer and there is SO much I want to do before I start college in September! Things like watching late night movies and hanging out with friends.

To be sure I make the most of Summer, I’ve created a checklist of things to do before I go to college!

Thing’s to do during the Summer!

  • Take a long walk
  • Go camping
  • Go to the beach- COMPLETE
  • Go on an early morning run
  • Have a barbecue
  • Read a good book
  • Plant some thing new
  • Go swimming
  • Write a story
  • Complete my sketch book
  • Lose 2 stone
  • Learn a new dance
  • Hang out with friends- COMPLETE
  • Take my little bro Crabbing
  • Go bowling
  • Paint a canvas
  • Build a bird house
  • Create a clay sculpture
  • Tidy my room
  • Bond with Twiglet (Seriously vicious hamster)- COMPLETE…Kinda
  • Reach 100 on written blog posts (Nearly there!)

As you can see, I have at least 21 things to do before the end of Summer, 3 of which, I’ve completed. (Yassss)

Which means I have 18 more things to do!

(You watch, at the end of the Summer, I’ll write a blog post about me being miraculously broke. Because I can see it happening after I complete this list.)

I love check lists! It make’s me feel like I’m doing something with my life 🙂

Here are a few ideas that you can do!

  • Go to the beach
  • See a good movie
  • Write a story
  • Spend quality time with loved ones
  • Go to an arcade
  • Visit a historical monument
  • Order take-away
  • Go camping
  • Start a blog (Give me a message from my Facebook page and I’ll help you get started!)
  • Go shopping
  • Go to a festival
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  • Photography
  • Draw natural landscapes
  • Listen to a new genre of music
  • Visit an art gallery
  • See a west end show
  • Try new food
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Do some arts and crafts
  • Write a song
  • Plant something new

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and got some good ideas from it!

See ya!

 

 

WHAT WAS I THINKING???

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There’s no doubt that everyone has done something in their life they regret. Like wore an outfit that didn’t look right or said something they wish they never did. We don’t want to be reminded of those times because they can haunt us in the present. In my case, it’s a style I would stick to everyday when I was 8. For me, it’s embarrassing and makes me wonder why no one gave me a mirror to see the train wreck.

There was no doubt that I was a little tomboyish when I was younger and often looked up towards my elder siblings…(Not that it’s there fault. If anything, they tried to help me break free from said style XD)

By now you guys are probably wondering what the style was. Well I can narrow it down to this….it was a certain hair style. It may not seem too bad to you guys, but to me, It’s something I would like to go back in time and fix. What makes it worse, is that I’m reminded of said hair style because there is a picture of me with the hair style, hanging on the fridge…

What makes it even worse, I think my boyfriend saw it. I mean, I don’t want him to see it! I know, I know, I could of removed it, thing is, I actually forgot to remove it on two occasions…

For all I know, every single house guest we’ve had have seen it..and you know what? You will too!

*Please bare in mind, I was very young and didn’t have a clue of what fashion was. Also bare in mind that this was done in a photo booth that turns your photos into drawings….Apologies for the bad quality*

Ladies and Gentleman, I give you….. MIDDLE PARTING!

Don’t get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with middle parting’s, it’s just..they didn’t look right on me XD

These are photo’s I frequently see and despise… But you know what? We all have embarrassing photos of ourselves at a young age and sometimes it’s good to share with others because it helps you get over the fact that they’re embarrassing. Just like I’m doing now. For all I know, this could be making someone’s day!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post and had a good laugh about it just like I have XD If you enjoyed this post, please give it a like so I know it was enjoyable!

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Fire…..spice….and…NOODLES?

The time is now…

My fellow readers..the time has come for me to say goodbye…

My fate will soon be sealed……for I have accepted a challenge…. a challenge in which only the strongest and courageous are worthy…it is a great challenge that I shall face with courage, wisdom and a glass of milk….

I give you….THE SAMYANG KOREAN FIRE NOODLE CHALLENGE!

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I am legit excited about this because I love trying new foods and It looks like a fun challenge..(Yeah! A challenge that could potentially doom me and my stomach..) Either way, I thought I’d give it a try! What have I got to lose?…(Nothing much, just my intestines..:) )

And just so you guys know I’m serious, I will be going live on my Facebook page when I take the challenge. (Emotional support would be greatly appreciated.)

I will be going live on the 22nd July, 6pm. Be there!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post, and I will see you guys on the 22nd July!

See ya!