Monday, 30 September 2013

Our Ps and Ts


When I first started working, my cousin gave me some valuable advice: 

"Don't forget your Ps and Ts." 

Honestly, I didn't know what she meant, so I asked and she explained that Ps and Ts was 'please' and 'thank you' - not that didn't use them, obviously! 

Then I realised, we don't know what goes through people's heads, nor do we live other peoples lives so we shouldn't ever really judge people. But know this; 

Sometimes, hearing the words please and thank you really can make a difference.

 It doesn't take much - just a few words - yet they mean so much.

~ While holding the door open for someone they thank you as they walk past - makes you smile.

~ hearing the words 'can you pass me that magazine please?' from a complete stranger - the please makes you more likely to pass the magazine. 

~ 'will you bring home some milk please?' - the please makes it feel like less of a chore

~ 'thanks man' - quick yet informal way of showing appreciation.

~ The nice girl that gives you her bus/car park ticket becasue she knows you can use it - thank you - it makes her feel appreciated knowing that she did a good thing, her ticket will come to good use. 

So far, the best use of the word please that I've heard is from Nanny McPhee (2005) - "pleased to make your acquaintance, I'm Oglington Fartworthy" - absolutely brilliant, even if it's being used in a different context! 

So come on, let's make our lives, and other peoples lives, easier by not forgetting our Ps and Ts.

Thank you for reading! - See what I did there?! :) 





Saturday, 14 September 2013

Cardiff!

Having never been to Cardiff before, I was pleasantly surprised when I got there! The parts of Cardiff I saw were beautiful! OK, so I didn't actually see the whole of Cardiff, I just saw a few side streets, the train station, Cardiff Bay and Cardiff Castle, but it was still beautiful! The train journey, a coastal route, was picturesque and rather calming!
The scenic route - excuse the dirty windows
Once we arrived, we walked to Cardiff Bay and explored the shops, enjoyed the scenery and the cool breeze washing over us! The atmosphere was lively and buzzing with people - locals, tourists, employees on their lunch - all sorts of people. We even ate sandwiches whilst looking out at sea – how lovely! Then, after wondering around the Bay, walking through a funfair and admiring the view, we decided it was time to head over to Cardiff Castle.  

Cardiff Bay
The Stone Keep
Whilst we had walked from the train station to the Bay, we discovered that there was actually a train that stopped in Cardiff Bay, so on the way back we decided to train it. And so we got on a train – the right one, and sat till the train stopped and then it moved again...back to where we had came. Yep, that’s right, the train we were on literally went backwards and forwards, and we rode it....twice! Lucky for us, we weren't the only ones so it was funnier and less embarrassing!

Following the helpful conductors instructions, we finally made it to the Castle!!! Yay! I must say, it was quite beautiful and amazing that the castle that stood was once used and very important in history. We bought tickets and explored the castle, walking all the steps to the top of the Keep and admiring the views. It was nostalgic knowing that Kings, Queens, Dukes, Earls, Servants and so many other people had walked and lived where we were just then. Battles were fought, weddings and feasts took place to celebrate occasions, people had used it as a shelter during the war. So much went on in this place! 
View from the Keep!

I had a lovely time and would defiantly visit again - soon I hope! Also, I could easily live by the sea or in a castle with my own library! Or both! So anyone that has a castle by the sea that needs to be lived in, please do let me know!

The Library

Bomb Shelter
Have you visited Cardiff or somewhere nice recently? Let me know by commenting below!

Friday, 6 September 2013

Back to it!

Hello! Just a quick post to say "I'm back!" - Well, I didn't actually go anywhere, but I've been having a break from blogging - aka being lazy.

I have done a few interesting things since I last blogged, including visiting Cardiff, attended some weddings  and, unfortunately, the demise of my beloved car 'Box' - which I will blog about very soon! :) 

It's back to school for many this week which signifies the end of summer :( and this also means there is a years wait for the next summer - such a dull thought! But not to worry, we have many more holidays in between and good things to come :) 

Good luck everyone!

Ooh, is anyone having trouble in the mornings? Check out:

How to Wake Up an Annoying Person

Have you been up to anything interesting? Let me know by commenting below! 
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