Sunday, 29 June 2014

At It Again ...

These past few weeks I've had to admit that I am more of a hoarder than a collector. I have been getting rid of most of my unwanted stuff. Every now and again I do get rid of stuff but this time round it's different. I've been at it for weeks now and my house is looking less and less cluttered.

I have always admired those people who live minimalist lives. There is just something so appealing about that lifestyle. I don't kid myself to think I would ever live that way but I would love to. I suppose it takes one step a time to get there.

My motivation at the moment is my impending house move. I do not want to take anything with me that I don't need as it will be a waste of my time packing and then unpacking it again. I'm also fed up of spending my days off finding space to put stuff, moving things around or just cleaning and spending those days on my feet doing something that I don't particularly like. My time should be best spent doing what I want and love and enhancing the skills that I want.

I choose to not do this anymore.

Are you a hoarder or collector?
How do you keep on top it.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

A Good Weekend...

On Saturday we went to Liverpool to watch the Lion King and we absolutely loved it. It is the only show I have ever considered watching live and I can tell you it was brilliant and I am telling everyone who will listen. After the show we went to Blackpool, stayed the night and on Sunday we went to Madame Tussauds and onto the Blackpool Tower. I was so disappointed with the tower for some reason plus it was very foggy so we couldn't enjoy the view so that didn't help. Before going to the top of the tower we watched a 5min long 4D movie which I thought was amazing so it made up for the non existent views.

We also loved Madame Tussauds but it wasn't as big as I had imagined it to be and there wasn't as many wax works as I thought there would be either. I still loved it for what it was Now I want to go to the one in London. I posed for a lot of pictures with my favourite wax works only to be disappointed by the end product. All the photos  were blurry you can barely make out my face or anything else in the photo. Let's just say Master T did not do a very good job as a photographer. I do have very good memories of our weekend away. The weather didn't disappoint so it was weekend to remember.

The only thing that kind of ruined the weekend (but not too much) was the hotel. I can safely say it's the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. It wasn't the cleanest or the most presentable, everything was so dated. If I had to stay in that hotel for more than one night I would have moved along to another hotel. Lets just say it needs a lot of work, the food wasn't bad as it was a dinner bed and breakfast deal and as it was only for one night I thought I would survive. I booked my weekend with National Holidays. I have been on a few trips with them and always find them to be good value for money.

Master T hasn't come down to earth as yet. I suppose the whole weekend was made all the better because it was all a surprise for him.

Hope you all have a good week.

Monday, 9 June 2014

Be Still...

Been absent for a long time as you can tell. Winter is not my favourite season I find it a struggle to get through. Now the sun is showing it's face I think it's time I showed mine.

I have been up to a lot of things during hibernation most of them good with the odd problem here and there but such is life. Yesterday I sat in my car for a good 30min on my own when I was waiting for the gates to be opened at the carboot sale where I was selling all my unwanted treasures. The sun was shining and there were plenty of people in their cars who had come to do the same thing. I opened my car door to let the sun in and was so surprised by the quietness of my surroundings. As usual I switched on the radio. At that moment I thought to myself, what am I doing. It was then I realised how much I am used to noise. I am surrounded by it all the time be it at work, in my car I usually have the radio on, when I am home we have the telly on or my ipod stuck in my ears looking at a screen of some sort.


It really saddened me how I never seem to have any quietness around me or us. Something is always going on. I can't even remember the last time I sat with just a cup of tea or a book and relaxed. Apart from always being surrounded by noise I always seem to be doing something. It doesn't matter what I am doing I have to be busy and mostly it's doing exactly the same thing.

    I don't mean to mourn in my first post back but how do you all find quietness in your lives.

                                                      How do you create a balance.