Everybody hurts…

There’s been a lot of pain in the lives of the people I love lately.

Loss, fighting, heartache, uncertainty. In all honesty, it sucks.

I cried more in this week than I have my entire life. Puffy face much? Yup.

For someone who pretty much feeds off of other people’s emotions, it’s not easy having the people you truly love trying to mend their broken hearts around you.

Even worse is that I can’t fix it. There’s nothing I can do but hold my best friend’s hand and pray that the pain comes to a swift end.

I guess love and a hug when they need it is the only way to keep going forward.

Also, this song is stuck in my head… Your turn for an earworm!

R.E.M – Everybody Hurts

Love and happy thoughts,


Video of the day: Skyrim Gameplay!

This is the next installment in the Elder Scrolls series and I’m a huge fan. I played a little Morrowind and I’ve replayed Oblivion about 5 times over. So you can only imagine how super excited I am for this to be released!

The geek in me is quivering with ridiculous excitement. I am completely nerding out here!

(I posted this to my blog because it wouldn’t load on YouTube. #JustSaying)

Enjoy the awesomeness of this video!

Love the little children

Full of love and life
Full of love and life

I just did a post on my other blog about people who say that they hate children. It blows my mind to think that anyone could hate an innocent child. You can read everything I had to say when you click the link below…


Doting Aunt: ‘I hate children’


The whole topic just had me thinking about what Jesus said about little children.


In Mark 10 it says:

“And they were bringing children to Him so that He might bless them; but the disciples rebuked them.

But when Jesus saw this, He was indignant and said to them, “Permit the children to come to Me; do not hinder them; for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”

And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.”


It makes me so aware of the words we use. If God deems us to be as little children but we easily sprout words like ‘hate’ and ‘brats’ when referring to them, it surely can’t be okay?


Either way, take a look a the little children around you. Yes, they’ll tantrum and scream (just like adults do mind you) but wait for when they see a worm for the first time or when they watch the clouds with awe and wonder. That’s where we can learn from the little ones.

Something I love: #Parent24HasAHeart

Parent24 has a heart
Parent24 has a heart

Any normal human being feels the need to help out. Whether it be in the form of cash, spending time with those in need or dropping off a bag of food – people want to help.


On a regular basis Parent24 gets emails about charities or organisations that need a helping hand. Sometimes it’s food or money. Other times it’s volunteers or the oppurtunity to do something fun, like a big walk, that will benefit those in need.


Parent24 has decided to start a blog called Parent24 has a heart which will focus on these needs and give people the opportunity to get involved.


Thing is, I don’t only work for Parent24, I love what I do. And I love this blog. I think it’s a great way to give back, share some love and help those who are less fortunate.


So come on guys, spread the word and help if you can.


I’ll also be posting the blog posts on Parent24’s Twitter and Facebook, so follow and Like those if you’re keen! That’s not all though – if you follow and Like, you’ll get a virtual cookie from me!


Spreading the love,


I’m thankful for peace


To all the Americans out there who happen to read this… Happy Thanksgiving!

If I had to choose one thing to be thankful for it would be that I live in ‘country of peace’. No, I don’t mean that we live in a country that has no crime, rape or murder.

I mean that I’m grateful that we don’t live in a country of war.

No matter how bad things may seem in your life or in those around you, I can’t imagine anything worse than having your home, the country you love, riddled with war.

The thought of (barely) sleeping at night listening to bullets, bombs and screams, wondering if you’ll wake up in this world must be the worst thing. I can’t imagine the constant fear, worry and stress that must cause.

I thank God that I live in a country that is either too scared, stupid or hopefully wise enough to stay out of any wars. 

So that’s what I’m thankful this ‘Thanksgiving’. 

What are you thankful for?


To a friend


Dear Tamsin

You’re leaving soon. Wednesday is your last day and everybody knows that I’m going to be a wreck. Or good grief, I’m already fighting back the tears.

I just wanted to say, out here in the open, that I’m thankful for you.

We may only have had a year to work together but it’s forged a friendship that I can only hope will last a lifetime.

You very quickly went from being the cocky-new-intern to friend to sister. Someone I can trust and count on.

Thank you so much for just being who you are and for always having a smile on your face. :) Even when you’re having a rough day, you find something to smile about and that’s so important.

Thank you for teaching me how to laugh more, look at the light side of life and appreciate myself.

You probably didn’t even realise that you’ve taught me those things but you did…

I’ll miss you when you leave. I’ll miss the morning (and afternoon) hugs and kisses.

I’ll miss the coffee and pee breaks together.

I’ll miss the drama and stories that make up your life.

I know you’ll be amazing wherever you go and whatever you put your hand to in life. So good luck!

The entire reason I’ve written this letter is because… Sometimes in life… The intern becomes your best friend.

Love you always Chick!

Looking forward to those breakfast meetups at Canal Walk ;)