Monday, 31 August 2015

MY WEEK IN PHOTOS GOOD BOOKS, GOOD FOOD & GOOD FRIENDS | GRATITUDE DIARY #10

My lovely work friend and her friend || Pizza Express dough balls (shared between six of us!) || My new read now I have finished 'Me and My Shadow' || Pizza Express Lasagna Verde - so yum! (can bring your own vegan cheese) || My Uncle's good old traditional roast... veggie styley... so homely, tasty and comforting!

Gratitude Diary
1. Peace and Quiet. I don't know If there is something wrong with me or If I am maturing or maybe I am just changing as a person but, most recently all I crave is peace and quiet. I don't wish to talk to anybody I do not want to and I just enjoy being in silence (when I can actually do so which only seems to be late in the evenings when I get home). I have been going to the library or the library gardens on all my lunch breaks recently to just read and be in the quiet. If I'm completely honest it is to avoid mundane conversations I do not want to have in my one hour of freedom (soon to change). Having a customer facing job is very difficult at times because, they demand so much from you and zap all your energy - this is probably the reason behind my new found love for peace to be fair.
2. A good book! I have thrown myself totally into reading again recently. I love it. It relaxes me, it makes otherwise boring journeys enjoyable and quick. It is lovely to share and discuss with those you care about after and the knowing that you are expanding your knowledge is also a favorable side effect.
3. Speaking of books, and me and my shadow in particular. I cannot express how amazing that book is. It literally related to my life at every point I decided to read some more, in the most uncanny and wonderful ways. It has changed my life and taught me so much and not even how I anticipated it to either. It has changed my perspective on a lot of things and opened my eyes to so much. When I finished reading it I felt so full of magic and love. It made me realise I want to feel like that every single day; not just for one hour when I read a book on my lunch.
4. I mentioned this in my last gratitude diary so I won't go to into it but I just love the rain. I met someone today who was drenched from head to toe because she was running in the rain. We had a mutual agreement about how amazing it is to jog and walk in the rain and It was refreshing to know that I am not the only weirdo who adores the rain! Rain rain - don't go away - stay til' another day.
5. I have been loving o2 priority recently. I ADORE being frugal, I don't know why but I really get a kick out of being a frugal, freegal, superscrimping, thrifty, resourceful little madam and this app really facilitates all of the above :) I got a meal deal for 26p, a coffee for zilch and a discounted dinner.



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Monday, 24 August 2015

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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS - LONDON RIB RIDE, NIGHT OUT & BRIGHTON | GRATITUDE DIARY #9


I had an okay week at work, but I had an A-mazing weekend! It was so fabulous from start to finish. On Friday myself and two of my girlies went on a last minute night out. It was great to have a catch-up and a giggle with those two. On Saturday, myself and my best friend Alison went on a speed boat (RIB ride) on the River Thames, it was so much fun... they speed you along the river and play James Bond music so you feel like you're in an action film! My lovely Ali said it was her best birthday experience gift yet which made me super happy. After our boat ride, we went for din dins in a nice little pub the food was amazing. Sunday morning was spent pottering around Brighton... I got a lovely breakfast but they did bring it with an egg so I just gave that and the toast away as it didn't touch anything else (vegan problems haha). I love the little shops so much and the fact there are an abundance of vegan restaurants there makes my life complete! Sunday night was a lovely, chilled, snuggled one :) ...Just Perfickkkk!

Gratitude Diary
1. My best friend Alison is the most wonderful person I have ever met. I feel blessed that such a friend is in my life, well; she is more of a sister than a friend to me. My whole heart, soul and mind loves and trusts her. She has been going through a ridiculously tough time recently and she still remains the strongest person I know. No matter what life throws at her, she pushes through with her strength of character and wicked sense of humor. She inspires me every day and has had such a huge influence on my life. The best memories I have made in life have all been with Ali by my side. She inspired me from a young age to be a better person. She is part of the reason I grew away from becoming a materialistic person among other valuable life lessons. There has never been a time where I thought Alison has been malicious or bitchy towards me. Even at times where many would have been, she has never sunk to that level because she is vibrating at a higher conscience than most of us other gormless human beings. She's an inspiration, a true friend and she possesses the kindest heart on top of all of that! Goodness knows what I would have done without my Al Pal in my life, it wouldn't have been half of what it has been without her that's for sure! 
2. I love, love, LOVE the rain. Oh my goodness. I can't believe people dislike it so bad. There is nothing better than the sound of the rain falling while you're snuggled in bed all cozy. I adore the sound, the sight and the smell of rain. I like walking in the rain when I have warm clothes and an umbrella to stay dry under... the sound of the rain dripping onto the umbrella makes me happy as well. If I haven't done my hair and make-up or even if I have but I am not going anywhere I feel I have to look presentable, I even adore walking or jogging in the rain without an umbrella. The smell of the streets, trees, and plants after it rains is probably one of my favorite smells in the universe. In fact ,when I lived in Spain, when it rained I felt totally at home and all home sickness disappeared. To be fair, it is probably a good thing I adore the rain so much being that I am from the UK and it doesn't stop raining here!
3. I LOVE BRIGHTON. Seriously, I need to move there in the near future because it is just such an amazing place so full of creativity, vibrancy and inspiration. It's the most eclectic place I have ever had the pleasure of spending so much time in. The businesses there have so much more to offer to someone like myself who is conscious of the environment, animal welfare, natural products and free thoughts. There are so many vegan and vegetarian places to visit from food places to shoe makers. Brighton is where the heart is.


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