Japanese Meditation Garden (iPhoneography)

Today (Thursday 10th August) we went to a Japanese meditation garden and I had no idea what to expect so instead of lugging around my Canon DSLR I decided that I would just use my phone to get some images of the place to show you guys.

If you’re from around near where I live, (Lincoln, Newark, Gainsborough) I seriously suggest you go give this place a visit. It is absolutely stunning, Maybe not for you if you’re not into meditation and anything connected to that, if you like beautiful landscaping and gardens you’ll certainly find it interesting, if you like pretty things, you’ll absolutely die for the crystal garden, like I did.

All photographs were taken with iPhone 7plus and edited using VSCO cam.

For more information regarding the gardens visit; http://www.buddhamaitreya.co.uk/

 

 

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Sisterly Bonding and Photoshoots! 6/08/17

 

Here we are, another week has gone by and I have to say it has been a lot better than last week. I’ve had a pretty positive, anxiety free week and it has been a breath of fresh air. I’ve had company for most of the week as well which has been nice. I love having people come and stay with me cause it actually forces me to do stuff instead of sitting staring at my MacBook doing all sorts of admin work. I haven’t really done anything totally interesting this week;

Monday

Another trip to mothers was on the cards today,  me and Stewart drove up a lot later than usual and ended up having tea. I went back up in mums attic which is one of my favourite things to do. I came home with some of mum’s old clothes and old computers hoping to retrieve some old photographs but unfortunately, the computers were all wiped blank, but Stewart has decided to make his own computer now out of a ps2. Which isn’t nerdy at all. Before we went home, we all went for a drive so Andrew could show us his skills and honestly, he’s picking up driving really quickly and is already better at it than me, we won’t tell him that though because his head is already as big as the moon.

Tuesday

Because Nikki came home with us on Monday we dedicated Tuesday to colouring her hair from black to a much lighter colour. Nobody should ever dye their hair black if they’re going to be likely to want to change it without spending a lot of time and money on it in salons because it is a bitch of a colour to remove from hair. However, 7hours and 20 mins down and there is no trace of black or even brown in her hair. I think she is very happy with it now which is the main thing.

 

Wednesday

Me and Nicola decided we were going to play in the studio today and do some photographs. We decided to showcase her new hair and do a unicorn inspired shoot. It’s been a while since I was able to get creative with makeup and these kinds of fantasy inspired shoots are fun for everybody involved because they are so easy going and laid back and honestly can create some proper laugh out loud moments. You can see some of the photographs from this shoot here.

Thursday

Mum picked me and Nic up today and we spent the day in Gainsborough. We didn’t really do much, just chilled, did some shopping, ate some chips and then went home again. It was a good way to kill a massive part of the day meaning I didn’t have to find something for me and Nic to do because it’s hard enough finding something for yourself to do let alone another person as well. When we got home from mums we sat down for an hour and a half painting some rocks; pics below.

I had some a4 playing cards delivered and They’re so much fun to play with. I have a bit of a thing for playing cards at the moment, I’ve seen A3 size on the internet and they are next on my purchase list.

Friday

I woke up with a cold brewing, but that didn’t stop me having the time of my life in the garden with Nik. We decided to trial run the water slide in my back garden. It would work a hell of a lot better with less wind and fewer dogs running in front of you every 5 minutes. We added some bubble bath into the lazy spa and basically, acted like kids for a good majority of the day and basically just made the most of the sunshine. The day ended with us playing cards until midnight, laughing hysterically at nothing. Who knew playing cards could give you so much fun and laughter.

Saturday

Another day consisting of not a lot. We took Nik home today and spent some time catching up with mum yet again, I might as well move back in, haha! As soon as I got home I decided to move around the bunnies room and make it a bit more cosy and fun for them to live in. They’re all finally getting on together, Olive is the most dominant, she rules the whole house. I love sitting in the room with all my bunnies. They’re such happy little hoppers that love cuddles and attention.

Sunday

Today we (Me and Stewart) went to Nottingham, mainly to take photographs but we found ourselves checking out what shops there was on offer. We didn’t take as much photography as we would have liked I don’t think, I got a good handful but Stewart got 6 blurry ones so he says.  I will upload my pictures in a separate post – but here is a preview.

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I hope you all have had a lovely week. I have and I plan on doing some extremely fun stuff this next coming week.

Stay happy and healthy folks,

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Birthday Celebrations & Realisations 2.7.17

Good evening everybody! I have just dragged myself away from Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy to quickly type up this weekly update!

I feel like this week has been a complete emotional roller coaster not just for me, but for some other members of the family as well.

It’s funny how really shitty situations can bring you so much closer to people. This week things started to look up for me, my brother and sister. I don’t want to say too much about it because it’s not that important, but what is important about it is how we’ve taken a really, utterly crappy situation and used it to bring us closer together. We’ve had the heart to hearts and I think we finally understand each other’s grounds. As long as we stay there for each other it does not matter who isn’t there for us and if you’re having a bit of a tough time, talk to someone, confide in a person close to you because you will find it really helps mend those wounds, no matter how deep they are.

My Final Major Project was a mass eye opener to the people who actually give a shit about me to take the time to look at the work I’ve been grueling myself with over the last few months, admittedly I left feeling a little unhappy that some people didn’t show however, I chose to carry out all my focus on the people that did show. You can read some more about this on my previous post.
Asides from the emotional roller coaster, I’ve had a pretty good week. Considering I stuffed my face today on the best all you can eat buffet I feel amazing, healthy and fit.

Today (2nd July) is my brother’s birthday. 18 years old. (Incoming sop)  I’m not gonna beat around the bush here but some people have the completely wrong impression about this lad. He has such a good heart and unfortunately, he doesn’t get enough credit for that. He’s a good lad and it is a complete shame he doesn’t get any kind of acknowledgement for that. He could be out drinking on parks, doing all kinds of rum crap but nope. I am super proud of the young man he has become and I look forwards to having him stumble into my house at stupid o clock in the morning when he doesn’t have enough pennies for the taxi home to Gainsborough from a night out in Lincoln. Haha!

Now that the sop is over with, we had an awesome day celebrating. We had a walk around Doncaster shopping centre and then went for an expensive but we’ll worth it all you can eat buffet at Cosmos. Oh my good lord. I wish I had got some photographs but honestly, I was like a bloody puppy going into a ball shop. Food from every bloody continent possible. Desserts of every bloody kind. I left with an extremely fat food baby. I rolled to the car.


Birthday boy and myself, showing off his fancy new bling.


We needed an up to date photograph of us tiddlywinks. They’re all my world ❤️
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Here are some more photos from the week;


There’s not that much exciting stuff in the photographs this week. I got a new phone yesterday and don’t have that many photographs on it to share with you.

Anyway, I hope you all have a lovely week.

BBQ, Board Games & Beach Trip! 

Happy Monday everyone.

This weekend has been a much busier one than usual and it’s actually felt good to have a ‘proper weekend’. Unfortunately what I had originally had planned for the weekend just gone fell through because of the drop in temperature outside and lack of sunshine. It will however definitely happen sometime over the summer if not soon!

That hasn’t stopped me from having an awesome weekend though. Saturday I woke up feeling the healthiest and happiest I had been all week ( I had been a bit under the weather during the week!) I spent a stupid amount of time messing around with the template of my blog, trying to freshen it up a little bit. I have a feeling I’ll never be happy with the way it looks because I’m a perfectionist.

Later on in the day, we went to Stewart’s mum’s house for a BBQ. I absolutely love BBQ’s. I love how they bring a family together, sunshine, maybe even rain, food, alcohol, food.. so many different things everybody enjoys, we can all enjoy together.

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After we played UNO we then played Brainiak, which was hilarious. I have never played it before and honestly, it was hilarious watching everyone bicker over their answers and harmlessly laugh at one another; Me and Stewart got a task where we had to write 5 things that are illegal, everyone laughed because I wrote ”Smoking in the car with a 16-year-old” Apparently it was ”very specific” and everybody, including myself, found it extremely comical. You can totally tell I’d never played this game before.

Sunday came and we had nothing to do, the weather wasn’t good enough for us to do what we had originally planned so, we decided to grab our camera’s and go for a trip to Skegness. We don’t go to the coast very much so it was nice to do something different for a change and honestly, the day was really relaxing. I didn’t find much that took my fancy to photograph with the big camera but it was nice to take it out, use it and brush off the cobwebs it seems to be collecting sat on my desk at home.

I ate everything you’re supposed to eat at the seaside today,  asides from the MUST HAVE; Fish and Chips. I definitely had a whippy ice cream and took home some dinky doughnuts though. That’s my favourite part of going to the beach after all.
iPhone Gallery;

 

 

Keep an eye out for the Photography post with my images from the seaside, coming Wednesday this week!

See you later, Cyber Sweets!

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23 June 2017

It’s that time of the week, It’s starting to feel officially like summer!

I am starting to wonder whether or not these are too often for my ‘not so busy’ lifestyle. However, I have had a pretty fun week if I am completely honest. It’s been a week full of sunshine and fun.

As you know, last Friday my brother, sister and her partner were coming to stay with me for the night for some drinks and PlayStation fun. Well it turned out to be just as fun as I expected and honestly, the funniest part for me was bumping into my brother trying to convince himself he wasn’t drunk by placing one foot in front of the other and attempting to walk in a straight line, Oh and the fact it started to get hysterically funny when Andrew decided to respond to everyone with a very stern and high pitched ”EY” everytime someone said a word to him.

We have been completely blessed with the weather this week. I already have a pretty impressive tan, however, due to my eczema, my tan goes all patchy and horrible and honestly, I may have well fake tanned cause I get the same effect. Anywho, The week started off by having the best water fight with my brother (Andrew) and Sister (Lucy).

On Monday, Me and Lucy decided to buy some oversized syringes and have a water fight with them, it was stupidly hot outside so we decided to take full advantage of that and have some proper ‘summer holiday’s fun’ (I know it’s not technically the summer holiday’s yet but it is for us college peeps!)

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It was honestly, a blast.  I’ve spent a lot of time at mums this week. It’s such a happy environment to be in. You can 100% be yourself at mum’s, be an idiot, banter with your brothers and sisters, act like a child, I honestly love it. I am completely care free, surrounded by unconditional love, no judgement and no animosity.

We had to take Olive to the vet’s to be spayed this week, She’s come into her maturity as a woman and well, she took a bit of a disliking to Alfie and starting attaching herself to him by her teeth. Safe to say I think she might calm down now once those hormones leave her system. I hope so anyway. Her and Alfie always got on so well.

Aside’s from that I’ve been feeling pretty crappy towards the end of the week, All the fun at mums for 3 days took it out of me and I’ve been a complete walking zombie for the past two days, even writing this I have matchsticks in my eyes keeping them open. I haven’t ever felt so tired before in my life.

I think it’s safe to say though that It’s time to start hitting the diet and gym again, from the above pictures I can see a bit of a podge starting to make a reappearance in my shorts and this is not good; I did so well but because I have been struggling over the last couple of months I’ve now got myself into a bad eating and lazy routine and I am telling myself now this is not good enough! If the kickstart on the healthy living doesn’t work I might have to see myself going to the doctors.

Here are some of my iPhone pictures from the week, a PROPER childhood ice-cream, a beautiful sunset and just some of the things I am blessed with in life.

 

 

I am sending lots of love and hugs out today just in case you’re feeling as crappy as I do and you need that cyber uplift. Thank you for reading and I hope you all have a weekend full of fun and happiness.

 

All my love, cyber sweeties!

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Sunday, May 28th, 2017.

Good afternoon one and all. Crikey it’s been one heck of a crazy week. I’ve been out of college for too long now, I’m struggling to even remember what day of the week it is but here we are, on a sunny Sunday morning.

A fair bit has happened this week considering my last catch up with me post was on a Thursday. Last Sunday, I and Stewart were crazy and got another bunny, a beautiful little lady called Olive. She is the cutest little button.

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Asides from that nothing as exciting has happened this week apart from a lot of the time has been spent in the sunshine. I am starting to gain a decent natural tan which is nice as fake tan doesn’t bode well with me at all. Although, nor does this heat. I suffer terribly in the summer with my eczema and heat rash. If anybody has any pointers on how to deal with that then, please send them my way!

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I attended my younger brother, Tommy’s sports day on Friday and I actually really enjoy it. The weather always seems to be amazing and on top of that, the atmosphere is always really positive. Walked mums dogs with my brother afterwards and just chilled with the kiddies in the garden with the paddling pool.

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My other brother, Andy came to stay for a couple of nights over the weekend too, Saturday we attempted to tackle the garden because I must admit, it got a bit out of hand and neglected with me having to focus on my college work before I broke up; and seems as though I’m the only one who does it; Even if I do nearly pass out due to the heat and intensity of pushing a heavy petrol filled lawn mover through a good meter of grass and not having a trimmer to trim the crap down.  I and Andy took it in turns and a couple of hours later, the grass was reduced drastically.

 

We had a BBQ at my nans this afternoon; meaning I got to spend more time with my wonderful family. Lots of hot dogs, burgers and chicken. As I am writing this my eyes are closing in on me and all I want to do is sit in bed lounging for the rest of the evening and I’m probably going to do just that.  We also gave a very tired bee some sugar water which he appreciated quite a lot!