Zumbaliscious Bounce Bounce Bounce!!!

Today I finished work at 1pm & the toddled home as quick as my lickle legs would carry me. A quick change, glass of water & grabbed my car keys, pitstop at the petrol station and I made it to the audio shop 2pm as arranged. The dude came over and took the interior of my car to pieces before wandering off to speak to some other guy. 25 minutes later he returns to one very confused looking me, only to tell me he forgot I was there?!?! How do you forget about me??? So he finally gets on with starting to fit my new cd player, only to stop again not even two minutes later and start talking to yet another guy. He done this three times in the one and a half hours it eventually took to do a simple 20 minute job. What a pain in the ass?? However one lovely thing happened as a result of this guys utter rudeness, my friend Twix aka Tiddles aka Tom came to see me and I haven’t seen him in like forever!

This evening however has been awesome… ZUMBA!!!! I am actually obsessed and in love with this wonderful thing. I can’t say I’m very good at it, I can’t actually say I’m good at it at all. What I can do with words I definately cannot do with my legs! My arms do not co-ordinate with any of my body, or maybe my body doesn’t co-ordinate with my arms? Either way it’s a bloody good laugh! I went with 2 of my girlies, which is good because honestly I wouldn’t leave the house once I’m settled on the sofa if I hadn’t made arrangements. I left feeling extremely hyper and bouncey, 2 hours later and I’m still full of beans =D Sooooo looking forward to next week.

Sparkles & Kisses xx

Why is everything so messed up?

This is a question a friend put to the world today, not in quite the same words (she used the ‘F’ word :o) The person who I’m on about may read this and know it’s her I’ve taken it from as reference, so please don’t be offended hun – it just got me thinking…

The cause of her dismay was her pram had broken, money was tight and somebody had upset her. My response was, “But you still have a beautiful daughter, amazing boyfriend and wonderful family right? Things are gonna break. Prices are gonna go up. People are gonna be dicks. But those things don’t matter, they don’t upset you unless you let them. The daughter, the boyfriend, the family – they’re what really matter 🙂 and they won’t ever really hurt you. So let go of the little things and smile for the big brilliant things in your life ♥ xx”

The above really is my outlook on life summed up in a nutshell. I don’t care what people think unless they love and care about me, even then it won’t always be right – I won’t let it upset me. If I get upset the only person who has made me upset is myself. You cannot blame peoples actions, you have to take responsibility for your own reactions. This hasn’t always been my outlook, infact I’ve only adopted this view in the past year or two, but this time has been my happiest and that has to account for something surely?! By the way I’m not saying I’m perfect, I still get angry and I still cry – but then I get over it and laugh about it and smile more! If something is making you unhappy, be it your weight or your job for example, only you can change it. The people closest to me know all too well how annoyed I get when you moan on about the same old thing but do bugger all to change it =) It may not always be the easiest or quickest option, but if it makes you happy then it’s worth it.

Today in general I have been very happy. The day started beautifully with a lovely walk in the sunshine before work with my doggy Marshall. We walk this route often but sometimes it stops me in my tracks with how stunning it is:

winter sunshine

winter sunshine

Marshall makes me chuckle with his little habbits, he repeats the same things every single walk and I love that. Like the way he jumps up on a certain wall and scares me half to death by running along the edge…

marshall

marshall

 

I had a nice day at work and a wonderful phone call with one of my bestest girlies at lunchtime. After a walk home from work **whilst it was still light** I’ve watched ‘PS I Love You’ and spent most of the night blubbing. What can I say, it’s a good release sometimes =) That film sure makes you appreciate the special people in your life ❤

Sparkles & Kisses xx

Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends <3

I love the way a few words from a friend can put a whacking great smile on my face. Especially when that friend is saying nice things about my blog =) Talk of the devil, she’s just popped up on Facebook chat.

Now I have quite a few people I regard as friends, but the “real” ones I literally could count on one hand. I consider myself extremely lucky to have those little angels in my life. I definately believe that people come into your life when you need them, play a role and you learn from them. Sometimes they’re just a cameo appearance, where others are life-long soulmates. There are people who I have been extremely close to in the past, but we have somehow grown apart as we’ve grown up. I hate that this happens, however in most of these cases I have very little in common with the person my once best friend has become. True friends are the ones whose opinion counts and feelings matter, the ones you can call night or day and they won’t hate you, the ones who you can not see for 6 months but when they walk in the room it just feels – normal. I just want to let my true friends know that I appreciate them, I hope they stick around forever and I love them lots ❤

Nixi and Clarabella

Nixi and Clarabella

Nixi, Lucy & Charlie

Nixi, Lucy & Charlie

Mazzirina & Nixi

Mazzirina & Nixi

A photo a day, keeps the doctor away?

It’s fair to say I have a little obsession with photos. I sometimes get the impression my digital camera has permanently attached itself to my hand and needs a surgical procedure to remove! I think I’m just very scared that one day I might forget all these precious memories of time spent with good friends. If anything can give remind me of these amazing times I’m experiencing, I’m going to make the most!! So I’ve spent the past couple of weeks printing out my photos & organising into albums, because it’s never really the same looking at them on a computer is it? Although I’m starting to think I might need to rent storage to fit them all in. From last year alone I have printed over 1000 pictures. I’ve already filled a 200 slot album for New Years Eve and the first part of January 2011, oops! But seriously, looking back over 2010 and so far through 2011, a huge thank you to all of my friends for the fun, giggles & most importantly memories. Heres to a huge photo album full from 2010 ❤

Lots of love

Sparkles & Kisses xx

bunnies, candy floss + fairy wishes :)

Well today was just what I needed after yesterday. Work was really lovely, had some friendly & interesting people in and the day just seemed to fly by. Its been freezing cold but clear and sunny, just the kind of winter weather that makes you feel better. Isn’t it funny when your content writing becomes a lot harder? So this evening I went to my best friends sister’s ann summers party. Lots of fun & giggles 🙂 can’t beat a good ann summers party. I was even healthy and walked the entire mile each way, go me!! I must admit I found it so peaceful walking home all wrapped up at 10pm, stars sparkling like diamonds and nobody around to spoil it. I do enjoy walking alone, I find it very theraputic. It’s a nice opportunity to argue things out in my head 🙂

So here I am now lazing on the sofa, my doggy stretched out across me like a wriggly hot water bottle.

Right now life is good <3x
Sparkles & Kisses xx