17/31 There’s no buddy like a Brother!

17. What is your most proud moment

Watching my brother collect his degree. Ooo no wait… it was during his last year at University, when I watched him in his Drama group’s end of year performance. He had a couple of vocal leads and I welled up like a baby. I thought, in that very moment, that my heart was actually going to burst! It’s in these moments that I wish I was allowed to film it to be able to feel that pride over and over…

A brand new you, effective tomorrow!

#365: Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new year. Tomorrow you get to become anyone in the world that you wish. Who are you? If you decide to stay “you” share your rationale.

I’d still be me – just a healthier, non-ill version! I look forward to the simple things, like eating normal food once again and more than anything, I’ve just realised I’m really looking forward to deciding what I’ll do with my blog for 2015! So far, I’m thinking one of the following:
– taking up a photography challenge;
– writing about the events and opportunities my career takes me to;
– turning it into a bucket list blog;
– writing regular reviews on my favourite things (films, games, restaurants etc).

It would be great to hear from my fellow bloggers on their thoughts or any other ideas.

Thanks to everyone in the blogging community for welcoming me into this incredible world and showing me such overwhelming support – you’ve made 2014 fabulous!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

You’re a winner

#361: You’ve just won £1 billion pounds in the local lottery. You do not have to pay tax on your winnings. How will you spend the money?

I’d first use it to set up my family for the rest of their days, mortgage and bills wise. I’d then quit my job and really focus all my time and energy on finding an exciting new job within the video editing/producing/presenting industry. During this time, to mix it up, I’d plan a killer family holiday, making sure everyone’s wishes were fulfilled. Once I’d secured my perfect role, I’d finally move into London and start various evening classes.

Of course, it goes without saying that I’d donate regularly to charity and give food, drinks and/or blankets etc to the homeless.

P.s. I missed yesterday’s prompt as I spent Boxing Day with all the family… also looking after my cousins 4 and 6 year old girls… needless to say I slept for almost 15 hours today! (I usually get 6-8 hours sleep a night).

The best day ever

#358: You get to enjoy the best day ever — describe in detail what that means to you. Where are you? What will you do? What’s the weather like? What will you eat? Who will you see?

I’d be with my family of course – my mums side and my American relatives that are currently over for Christmas (hence why my posts have been fairly late recently). It wouldn’t matter too much where we were so long as it could fit everyone in cozily. We’d be reminiscing and playing games… sort of how today went really! We’d eat lots of mini versions of the classics – fish ‘n’ chips, fajitas, bruschetta, filled naans and of course, mini puddings!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Memories of holidays past

#349: What is your very favourite holiday? Recount the specific memory or memories that have made that holiday special to you.

That’s a tricky one – I absolutely LOVED going to Walt Disney World when I was younger, because come on… it’s Disney! On the other hand, I really loved the trip to Spain as I went with all my family and we all had so much fun.

What I should do is go back to DisneyWorld in Florida with my entire family (well, my immediate, my auntie & uncle and my cousins). PERFECT!

My precious

#345: Who is the person in your life who can do no wrong? Describe this person and tell us why you hold them in such high esteem.

Does such a person even exist?! Surely it should be a lot clearer by saying something like “…who, in your opinion, can do no wrong?”. Everyone has their flaws

Out of your reach

#343: Was there a toy or thing you always wanted as a child, during the holidays or on your birthday, but never received? Tell us about it.

This sounds very similar to my Bittersweet memories post from back in May, where I went back quite a few years to discuss the Super Sticker Factory and Mr. Frosty I never received as a child (bad times!). I can’t actually think of anything else I desperately (at that age) wanted aside from those two – I do remember, however, having a Furby (now I can see the error of my ways), a Doodle Bear (which I don’t think I actually doodled on!), a Baby All Gone (I was surprised every time she ate the cherries!) and of course, who didn’t have a Tamagotchi of some kind as a kid?! I had a dalmatian one which lived for years, forever waking me up in the middle of the night as it was hungry… pesky thing!

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Image: imremembering.com 

The power of touch

#339: Textures are everywhere: The rough edges of a stone wall. The smooth innocence of a baby’s cheek. The sense of touch brings back memories for us. What texture is particularly evocative to you?

Soft bedding and pyjamas 😀 It always evokes cosy times such as past birthdays and Christmases. Eight more working days to go… Not that I’m counting at all haha.

Tattoo…you?

#334: Do you have a tattoo? If so, what’s the story behind your ink? If you don’t have a tattoo, what might you consider getting emblazoned on you skin?

I’ve always been in two minds about tattoos – I’d like to get one as the right designs can look really nice but on the other hand, not only do I face the dilemma of where it would go but ultimately will I regret it later when I’m old and wrinkly?!

That said, I was close to getting one last year after my Great Nan passed away. She’d been the head of the family for my entire life and at the amazingly grand age of 104, she was still an incredibly tough cookie who refused to give up her independence. Putting it simply, she was an inspiration to all of us who has very much been missed each and every day. In remembrance and as my own way of honouring her, I was looking to get a small ivy based design since her name was Ivy. One of the reasons I didn’t go through with it however, was because I couldn’t decide where to place it – I wanted to be able to see it, so that took my back out of the equation; I didn’t want to get it somewhere that would be affected by growth/child birth, which then excluded my middle; and then I also felt I couldn’t have it on any part of my wrist/arms as it may look unprofessional… this all just gave me a headache!

Keeping up with the Jones’

#332: Tell us about the one luxury item you wish you could afford, in as much detail as you can. Paint a picture for us.

I wish I could afford my own place – a house would be ideal but at the moment I’d settle for a newly refurbished flat looking over the glorious London skyline. Not that I’ve looked at properties near Buckingham Palace but around that way would be perfect, as whenever I’ve been there it’s been gloriously sunny and felt really fresh (well, aside from the day after Prince George was born… it was raining but I was determined to get a peek at the golden royal announcement!). It would have a master bedroom (double of course… it did say luxury!) with its own ensuite; it would be nice to have a guest bedroom, a separate bathroom and toilet (which I’ve always found handy over the years – infection separation and all that!); of course it wouldn’t be complete without a kitchen and a living room! The rest I wouldn’t really mind – they’d be happy extras!

Decor wise, I’d prefer a more minimalist vibe; white walls, wooden floors with cosy rugs, duck egg blue accessories here and there, hidden storage space and the odd canvas family photo hanging up in every room (or if good enough – a favourite holiday snap!). I’d have a giant desk lamp in my living room… and, believe it or not, such a thing does exist! I saw it at a Christmas in July PR event and I wanted it instantly – think life-sized Pixar opening credit desk lamp!

Oh and I’d really like a top notch smoothie maker… whilst I’m at it 😀