Thursday, 9 October 2014

Should a blog have a purpose?

It occurred to me today that I blog without purpose. Most bloggers have some form of thematic category that they blog about in general. I on the other hand don't.

My blog post are generally totally unrelated from one post to the next. It's more like a public accessible diary for me.

Most blogs what have related posts ted to be the more popular ones. Where as I am not to bothered about having an array of followers. I just blog because I like to write occasionally.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Snail Mail....

I have always loved having good old fashion pen friends, a hand written letter dropping to the floor as it comes through the letter box, you cant get much more personal then that really.

I still remember my first ever pen friends.

One I had made through an old Buffy (The Vampire Slayer) magazine, she was quite some years older than me, and we used to write about our favourite episodes and general things, we would send each other token gifts, but I moved, she moved and I lost her address. I often wonder what she is up to even now 15 years later.

Another one of my pen friends I had met on a holiday, and could very much be considered a holiday romance, I cried my eyes out and was heartbroken when he left a few days prior to us.  We wrote and spoke on the phone all the time. After a few years the letters and the phone calls started to die down, until we lost contact for a while. Then a few years ago we found each other on Facebook. It was amazing to have my friend back, but isn't quite the same as the mail has stopped and it was either skype/facebook contact now.

Then there is my American Pen friend, we met through a mutual guy we both knew online, we exchanged addresses and wrote many a letter for years, but as we got older and out lives got busier, the letters again got far and few between. We still talk now, but its limited to facebook really and the occassional seasonal cards etc. I'm not complaining, as much as I miss our letters, I understand that life sometimes gets busy and that people move on. She has a husband and the most beautiful little boy now, and I still look forward to hearing off her every time my facebook notification says her name.

I think I may try and search for another pen friend again soon as I do actually miss it. I'd need someone who would be patient though as as my life or rather work schedule is at the moment it might not be as regular as some people would be, but its definately something I would like to take up again.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Meet My Prince

No I haven't suddenly gone straight and got myself a Prince Charming....

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Prince is my dog, and he knows all the doggy tricks, sit, paw/high five, lie down, roll over, speak and plays dead when you shoot him. Although sometimes he gets a little confused and does all tricks rolled into one. I have been trying to get him to learn some new tricks but at the ripe old age of 4 I am finding it difficult and it seems he doesn't have the concentration span to learn anything new. Any tips wouldn't go a miss?

He is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, and no, he's not vicious, far from it. My late Yorkshire Terrier  was more vicious than Prince, but I put that down to little dog syndrome more then anything.This said, I don't believe in bad dogs, just bad owners. A dog acts the way in which it is taught. I watched a programme a few weeks ago called Vicious Dog Owners and Proud, it made my blood boil as its these irresponsible idiots what are going to end up Staffies on the banned dog list too.

He loves playing with other dogs, just a shame he plays like a rugby player with dogs which are more suitable for Ballet!  He is pretty much me as a dog really.

He is so adorable, I actually can't Imagine my life without him now. He does the funniest things, he fart and snores like any bloke, he howls in his sleep, looks at me on my early morning get ups as if to say 10 more minutes, and even when I have done the morning routine and I am making my way to work he will take his self back to the of nod and just wants to play all the time.

I should of called him Shadow really as he follows me absolutely everywhere, even up to the bathroom, that is until he realises what room I am going to and runs away thinking he is getting a bath. Such a Mucky Pup!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Life Changes, So Do People.

It never ceases to amaze me just how quick life can change.

It's been over 6 months since I last posted, and so much has changed. Since I last posted I have acquired a new job, as a Senior Care officer, and as of last Monday gained a promotion to a Deputy Manager. all this within 5 months of being at the company.

I have been very loyal to this company so far, often putting my relationship first, which I know shouldn't be done. But relationships are there to be tested, and the fact that we are no longer together shows that we are probably not right for each other, otherwise our relationship would of lasted.

I'm still very new to being a Deputy Manager, and I have so much to learn also and I am looking forward to the journey I am going to be taking. I know it's going to be a hard journey, especially with my colleages that were once the same designation as me.

It's also changed how I feel about myself, I feel more confident about my work. I just hope it will reflect in my personal life also one day.

I am also going to be an Aunty, My little sister is pregnant, and is due a bouncy baby boy in December. I am so excited to be an Aunty, and beanie, as I have named him. Is going to be one little spoilt man.

I can't wait to meet him.

It's also dawned on me today that I didn't come anywhere near finishing my DayZero project. I remember when I first started it thinking I have plenty of time to do it. Obviously I was wrong, as I didn't even half finish it.

Another thing that has just hit me, is the fact that this year is the 10th anniversary of leaving High School. I remember it as if it was yesterday, it's crazy. It doesn't feel like 10 years since I left.

I also have a dog now. A beautiful Staffordshie Bull Terrier Called Prince.

I'm not going to make any promises of blogging more like I have done in the past. If I post. I post. If not then thats Okay too.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Bonnie Wee Scotland

Just got back from a short trip from Scotland, my partner and I went on a National Holidays (coach holiday) as a belated Valentines Break.

Those of you that know what national Holidays is are probably sat laughing at the thought of 2 Twenty something year olds sat on a coach with a load of OAPs.

And to be honest, you thought right. They are tough as old boots those OAPs though. On arriving home I slept for 14 hours (stupid migraine) Saying that there was also a few younger families on board too.

Scotland is a gorgeous place, the scenery is mind blowing, and I don't think I have ever seen so many sheep in my life!!!

I'd definitely go on this trip again but maybe miss out the excursions though, there was a hell of a lot of time spent on the coaches going from place to place.

We travelled to Glasgow on our own on our 'free' day. And got there and back in one piece!!! And was kept entertained on the way home by some drunken elderly locals singing wheels on the bus (at least Thats what we think they sang).

I also tried Haggis, not the best thing to ever pass my lips but at least I tried the Scottish national dish. Also, never let an elderly Scot see you add anything to whiskey, unless its ice, maybe some water and at a push ginger beer. You will not hear the last of it!!

It's back to reality now though and back to work, which Is where I am now.

STUPID NIGHT SHIFTS.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Hello... Is it me your looking for??

Hello to you all!!! (if there are any of you left).

I was originally going to start with a Happy New Year, but thought it had elapsed the acceptable time to say this, what with the New Year no longer being need.

I can't believe I haven't blogged since April 2013 *slaps wrist*