Author Archives: RO'Brien

Daily Post- Summer Hits

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There’s always a few Summer hits that you hear everywhere, they’re catchy and even if you wont like them, you’ll be singing and bopping along in no time.

Top 8 Summer Songs you cant help but love…

What’s your summer tune?

Daily post- Is age just a number?

Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?

Over the years I’ve had very mixed feeling about this. When I was younger the number was very significant, it was a right of passage, a goal in order to reach certain achievements/ experiences. However, once you reach your early twenties and you’ve got over the initial ” I’m 21 and can do anything now I’m an adult” then age doesn’t seem as important until you reach thirty. When as a women turning thirty scares the crap out of me. I”m suppose to officially be all settled down and organised”. I’m suppose to now what I want from life and at least be prepared for it. Oh yeah right, I’m not ready I’m still finalising my mortgage, I work in an ok job but I’m still not worked out all the bits to finally start trying for a family. Which according to the NHS I have to start thinking about because my fertility is all down hill from here. Yay! 

So I believe it’s the big numbers that people care about and it signifies the next stage that socially we should adhere to, but it’s the experiences and memories that truly matter that accompany those numbers that make it so important. 

Full Disclosure

A mad scientist friend offers you a chip that would allow you to know what the people you’re talking to are thinking. The catch: you can’t turn it off. Do you accept the chip?

 

I havent been able to think about anything else but this now for about 12 hrs. There are so many pro’s and con’s to this.

I believe myself to be honest person, who speaks her mind. However, that doesnt mean Im not tackful about how I tell the truth.

I worry a lot about believing in myself. having faith in the people around me. This would be a perfect answer to this. I would know.

however, on the other hand, people think things in the spur of the moment, but they dont really think or believe that. Its just a response out of nowhere, a reactive emotional response. It would take someone with a great with of control and strength to hear the worst from the people they loved and forgive and forget. (I’m not sure i have that much strength)

Would you like to knkow the worst and best of people’s thoughts?

Could take knowing everything?

Would you tell people you knew?

How would you cope with feeling so alone?

What would you use the knowledge for?

I do want this ability and I would probably take it, and I would probably regret it. I should say no and believe in my friends and family.

 

 

Thankful Thursday- MOMS

Yep, This one is for my mom and no she wont be reading this as its annoymous to all my friends and family.
My mom has been a source of inspiration for me since I was little. She’s not perfect my any stretch on the imagaintion and we fight, disagree all the time, and if im honest I’ve always given her a hard time. Not intentionally to be a pain, to upset her but because its the way she brought us up. Good could be great and there’s always room for improvemnet. Its difficult for me to express just how much she means to me. I dont know my dad, so she’s all i’ve ever had, through the good and the bad. So she got the brunt of the crap which doesnt seem fair. She’s always been there for me, trying to be supportive, encouraging and at the same time realisitic. I swear our minds are just wired differfently. I dont see the world the way she does, but over the years I see more of myself in her and I’m proud of that. She’s done some amazing things, including raising me and my brother alone over the years.
I think the main point i have in despite the differences, I love her and im proud of her and all she’s accomplished, including us.

Who inspires you?

Happiness? or Love?

I caught myself smiling today, That true smile you cant fight back even if you tried. I like to call it my eye smile, because even if you covered my mouth, you’d know I was smiling. Its the twinkle in my eye that screams she’s happy. Is it though? Or is it the love smile. That moment when you catch yourself thinking about the person you love and you can’t help but think about them, smile and think about kissing, hugging, snuggling up with them.

What do you think? Happy or in Love smile?

Who or What makes you smile.

Media Monday- summer read

I decided I need a summer book to read in the sun with a glass of wine, so during a recent shopping spree. I picked up Love, lies and Lemon Cake by Sue Watson.

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A hilarious, bittersweet comedy about taking your life back before it’s too late.

I wasn’t convinced at first about the book but I’ve decided to give it a go and will keep you updated as I go.

Well, I’ve read the first chunk and I have to say it’s not quite what I expected. I am a shocking slow reader (mainly because I get inspired and start writing instead) but I’ll keep you posted.

What will you be reading this summer? Are you likely to re-read a favourite or be looking for something new?
Let me know below!

Daily post – Object Lesson

Sherlock Holmes had his pipe. Dorothy had her red shoes. Batman had his Batmobile. If we asked your friends what object they most immediately associate with you, what would they answer?

I decided to run a small experiment with this on and see what my actual friends would say. So I posted the above on my personal facebook and this is what they said…..

  • My best friend shouted that I clearly had to have two items- PJ’s and Chocolate
  • My declare that clearly my non-item would sarcasm
  • But most of my friends said my camera.

I personally think all of these items are fab and I want all of them as my item. What would your item be?