19/31 I don’t have that many…

19. What do you collect

What defines a collection? Having more than ten of that item… putting them on display… not being able to stop buying more…

Either way, I’d say I have a few collections since I’m not particularly obsessed with one thing in particular. The first thing I love and can’t seem to stop buying, are signs to hang around the flat. I already have four hanging in my room and have added two to the kitchen… and have one still yet to find a place for!

Other things that could be classed as a collection include my backpacks, cause surely people need just one. I have five. Then there’s gig or character t-shirts… can’t get enough of them!

11/31 Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens

11. List 15 of your favourite things

I foresee plenty of lists appearing this month… apologies in advance!

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  1. The Royal Family… I love the Queen but, I mean just look at him! Prince George is on a whole new level of cuteness!
  2. Inspirational quote signs (I’ve actually lost count how many I own)
  3. Notebooks.
  4. RuPaul and all of her fierce drag queens.
  5. Mermaids, rainbows and unicorns.
  6. My books – Workin’ It by RuPaul, Binge by Tyler Oakley and Life Is Short (no pun intended) by Jennifer Arnold, MD, & Bill Klein (from TLC’s show The Little Couple).
  7. Netflix. Some of my favourite shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race (no surprises there!), Orphan Black, The Big Bang Theory, Once Upon A Time, Orange is the New Black, Pretty Little Liars, Person of Interest, The Good Wife… so many!
  8. Dancing without a care in the world.
  9. Singing without a care in the world.
  10. West End theatre and live performances/gigs.
  11. Disney. Pixar. Warner Brothers. Kids films in general.
  12. Making lists and satisfyingly crossing the completed tasks off one by one.
  13. Brunch. Especially on a Sunday…
  14. Exploring new places and restaurants.
  15. Reading or learning new about new things whilst sat cosily on my bean bag with a nice cup of peppermint tea.
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Sunday brunch with my flatmates at Dishoom near London’s Kings Cross – Sausage and egg naan with masala beans and a pot of fresh mint tea

Landscape

#129: When you gaze out your window — real or figurative — do you see the forest first, or the trees?

After a bit of research into the (honestly fascinating) meaning behind this prompt, I’ve come to realise that I sway more towards seeing the trees first. It’s just in my borderline OCD nature. This is visibly evident when I’m in charge of organising an event… I am the only one in the office who will read (and have ever read) through the entire A-Z guides provided by the event hosts! That’s how thorough I am! I’ve always been a firm believer of the phrase ‘fail to prepare, prepare to fail’, thanks to several GCSE teachers, as it was one of those cringey sayings that was repeated constantly. However, that said, I do have the ability to take a step back from the trees and admire the forest in its entirety!

Quote me

#4: Do you have a favourite quote that you return to again and again? What is it, and why does it move you?

“Everything happens for a reason”

Whenever anything happens that is either bad or didn’t turn out how I’d hoped/expected, (albeit slightly disappointed) I don’t get upset or angry but simply see it as a sign, that it wasn’t meant to be at that specific moment and that something better or more suited is waiting for me right around the corner. It has gotten me through many confusing and unexplainable situations, which in time have turned out to be a good thing to have happened. Through these life lessons, it has taught me to remain patient and to keep working hard, as good things are inevitable – it’s just the timeframe that’s unknown. I’m not too sure of the origin of this saying but I’m very pleased that it exists!