Monday, 29 July 2013

The attack of the seagulls

In the past weeks, I, as well as others, have noticed have noticed a significant increase in the number of seagulls about.

That's right, seagulls. They are everywhere!

We have had three baby seagulls fall into the street in the space of two days, and then it's almost impossible to walk past because they can't fly away! There are seagulls on every rooftop, waiting and watching, ready to poke an eye out if anyone goes near their baby. More than a few people have been most unfortunate when seagulls have accidentally dropped into their back gardens, which has in turn,
meant that there has been externally restricted access to their garden. 

During this seagull infestation, to solve this issue, we came up with a master plan! To send them into space, as in use seagulls to fly people into space. A bit like 'James and the Giant Peach' but no peach - the peach was powered be seagulls! The seagulls would have helmets and suits to keep them alive, and because there are so many of them, they could take it in turns to fly. An excellent idea! 

A space ship powered by seagulls! 
Only some of the others weren't as impressed, and it would probably take years to design consumes for seagulls that let the breathe and fly into space - then put them on seagulls and to test them out, not to mention the money needed. So here we are, stuck with seagulls. 

One things for sure - the best adventures happen when you let your imagination run wild.

Have you ever had any crazy ideas? Ever tried them out? Let me know by commenting below! :) 

And here's an article where people actually calculated how many seagulls would have been needed to carry the peach! Check it out to find out! :) 
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/jan/04/roald-dahl-scientists-giant-peach

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

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Sunday, 21 July 2013

My Floral Jewellery Stand

A review of my recent purchase: Floral Jewellery Stand

Last week I ordered a jewellery stand and it arrived! I have been looking for one everywhere, trawled the Internet, market stalls, shops, but for some reason I didn't actually buy one till now. I came very close to buying one in a shop in Cheltenham - a beautifully boutique. It was a stand in the form of a fifties dress, grey with a few red hearts painted on.  It was pretty, but for some reason, I didn't buy it. Price wise, it was the same as the one I have now, but who knows! 

I was looking on the Internet, sites such as 'Amazon' and 'eBay' and then decided to just Google images instead. I looked through quite a few pictures and photos and then clicked on a link in one of the pictures. It led me to http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/ - a website I have not come across before.


The Floral Jewellery Stand 

The Product:
I decided to purchase the Floral Jewellery Stand by Jodie Byrne from notonthehighstreet.com because it's delicate and beautiful. 
- The flowers are in a neutral shade,
- This piece could actually stand alone to be displayed it wasn't used as a jewellery stand,
- The stand itself is quite sturdy so I'm not afraid to load it with jewlllery,
- It's all metal and there are no loose parts, and I didn't have to assemble it,
- I thought it was reasonably priced at £15.95 considering some stands I've seen, 
- There are other items available, like a tea pot and salt and pepper shakers that are in a similar style and could match this item.
The lovely stand :) 
Postage:
Postage on this item was free! I was emailed when it was despatched about given details about the delivery - which was prompt and hassle free. It came safely wrapped with a 'fragile' sticker stuck to the box, which is comforting, because it shows that the sender did care about the product and the condition it arrived in. 

Possible Improvements: 
The only suggestion I make for this stand is if there were a small tray or something that was attached, maybe to the legs like some stands do have. It would be useful to put earrings, pennies and small things that keep getting lost.

Overall:
Greatly satisfied! I will be purchasing many more items from notonthehighstreethighstreet.com and 
directly from www.jodiebyrne.com.

Check out notonthehighstreet.com as well as Jodie Byrne's website: www.jodiebyrne.com for more beautiful products and gift ideas :)

Have you purchased anything recently? Comment below to let me know!

Friday, 12 July 2013

Living in the shadows

I hate writing bios, you know - when it says 'use this space to write about yourself'. I get panicky and my mind goes blank. What am I supposed to say? It's worse when someone asks me, because if I'm writing I get time to think, but speaking - it goes a bit like this:

"Erm, I....I..." All I can think is that whatever I have to say will not be interesting enough anyway! 

The worst thing is when you finally think of something, the time has gone, the conversation has changed and it's too late. So what do you do? Nothing, because honestly what can you do? Just go along and wait for that question to come again? I've seen others do this too, I used to think it was only me who had trouble talking about myself, - made me feel better that I wasn't alone!

My hands go all clammy and the minute that person leaves, ideas pop into my head! I have so much to say - once they've gone! It does affect life, because when you go to interviews, have to write a personal statement or a cover letter, make a speech or give a presentation, it's hard to make them stand out if we can't put a bit of ourselves in them, if you can't really describe yourself and your good points. Which is why we are the only ones that can really sell ourselves. We have to believe in ourselves, and realise that we aren't as boring as we think! 

Recently, my friends made me realise that we have to be comfortable with ourselves because living in our own shadows isn't really much fun! If that means wearing a different colour, trying some new food, or like me, telling someone I have a blog! It's time to be individuals and take pride in ourselves! :)
Healthy tip: stop living in your own shadow :) 
Have you ever felt the same way or done something to make yourself known? Do you have a blog? Comment below to let me know! 

Friday, 5 July 2013

How to wake up an annoying person

In this post, I'm going to try something new. This is a 'how to' post.

HOW TO: wake someone annoying up.

Now, I know you're thinking 'nudge' the person, but what happens if someone annoying, like a sibling, just won't get up? I'm not strong enough to lift the bed, and pulling the duvet off doesn't seem to work. This is something I've tried and tested on my brother, and it went down a treat. :) 

You will need: 
- sleeping person (it's better if they don't know about this and are oblivious to this whole wet sleeve scheme)
- a wet/damp sleeve, not dripping - but wet enough to get attention 

This method is really really simple and convenient, because you don't have to go out and buy things, everyone has a sleeve and a sleeping person! I've tried things from magazines where it's says 'these items are readily available in almost any household' - my household just happens to be the one withouth an item. 

Method: after washing your face and hands that morning, there just so happens to be water on your sleeve. Go to the sleeping individual, and tap the person on the face, allowing the wet sleeve to pass over thier face, mostly on the cheek. This alien sensation of a wet face will leave the person feeling awake! 

Alternatively, you could pour water over the person, but I found that this was more subtle, because
pouring water is instant, where as a wet sleeve goes a bit like this: "Eh, what? What? EWW! WHAT IS THAT?!" 

Warning: if, like my brother, the sleeping person is a screamer, be prepared to run! 

A sleeping person

Have you tried anything crazy? Let me know by commenting below :) 
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