Saturday 29 December 2018

Cats Love Life And Influences

If I wrote a book about a cat it would probably be called “cats love life and influences “

My cat he goes by many names like cat or cat or le chat or Jack . He will stare at you reminding you or something you need to do which strangely is never worming or flea treatment for the cats I mean not myself .

Pretty sure early humans wouldn’t have had sabre tooth cat sitting by his bowl reminding of the need for nourishment.

“ I’ve called a very important meeting in this bag “

You’ve been summoned to a meeting and you’ve not got a good feeling about it.

What goes up won’t go down.

“ So tell me about Shrodinger and his box ”

The currency of life is food 

And there’s no need to beat yourself up about your year , eyes forward foot first and just keep on.If you stumble as you go that’s ok life isn’t straight forward it’s how we deal with it .

It’s amazing what you can learn from cats after all they’re really running the country aren’t they now ?!

Sunday 23 December 2018

Merry Catmass

Merry Christmas from myself and my family and the cat 

Jack the cat is smiling on the inside and saying ho ho ho 

This is his cheese face and his cake face they are one and the same , no isn’t a word he likes

Also he doesn’t like sharing top billing with a dog we visited my lovely in-laws and Murphy the dog.

Murphy likes Piggy and is scared of my nieces cat and isn’t allowed to sit on your lap ( though he tries very very hard to he still thinks he’s a puppy.

Jack says “Cats rule digs drool “

Friday 21 December 2018

Using A Cashback Site To Christmas Shop

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It isn't too late to sneak those Christmas presents you've been putting off and go and order them now ! I regularly use Topcashback when I do my online shop and it is great to be able to shop and get something back at the same time I love this modern wizardry of shopping it is so very magical and virtually stress free in fact the only stress you might have is choosing the right gift for your relative etc!

And the beauty of not only using a Cashback site to do your Christmas shopping where you can choose to have your cahback with straight into your bank account ,pyapal or any number of vouchers is that if you choose to go down the voucher option you can again get cash back on your purchase when you again go through the Cashback site . It is the gift that never ends and we all like those sorts of gifts it is like Charlie and the Chocolate factory and the everlasting Gobstopper.

I used my cash back to swap for Not On the High street voucher through Top Cashback and then I used this to send my mum a Hamper which she was utterly delighted with.And I used the art of my cassock to treat myself to an Amazon voucher so everyone wins and my mum is happy which is all that really matters to me.

Thursday 20 December 2018

Not Letting My Autism Make Me A Prisoner

I’m not letting my autism make a prisoner out of me and I’m going to go out there and do stuff.I do struggle at times with the social niceties of the world when all I want is to be invited out for a cup of tea with a friend.

And this week I’ve done that and been out to a cup of tea with a friend it’s amazing the restorative powers of a nice cup of tea.

And just being myself is good enough for me and appreciating the moment, I’ve tried for PIP but I’ve been turned for that and one of the comments was that I was too cognitive and gave too much eye contact.

Now of course I’m going to fight this not only for myself but try and help other people fighting against the PIP system.

Life isn’t easy but I certainly wouldn’t have my life any other way but one day I’ll make a careeer change and shift into volunteer work.I don’t see myself being a midday supervisor for ever it really isn’t my life career choice.I need to be out there I need to feel the vibe of life.I have made some fantastic friends through my work but I’m no longer the teaching assistant I loved.

I need more I need me.

Wednesday 12 December 2018

Why I would Love to Go To Vienna

Ever have something just stick in your head travel wise and you simply must go to that place and so you must make it your mission to go there and you cannot rest until you do ? It is like an unknown adventure is calling you like a travelling Pied Piper and you must simply follow the sound of the melodious charm. Vienna I must simply go to Vienna and darn it I am going to sound like an Ultravox single and say  "Oh Vienna "

The architecture I believe is just jaw dropping and it is so beautiful so I have been informed and not only do you have hundred of year of architecture , there is also the music and of course the Spanish riding school with the skillful riders and  ( same I am highly allergic to horses ) Classical music and architecture what more could I ask for oooh the food , I am a huge foodie and a food fan !

As with any trip I lay the seeds of where I am thinking of listen to the opinions of others and we usually at some point go to where I have suggested anyway, we have in recent times been to Italy 3 times and I do love Italy and would love nearly to explore further my family would like a change. I am not one for beach holidays and if it is near the sea there really has to be some historical place for me to visit otherwise I truly go stir crazy.

For Vienna the best place to find all the information you need for the city apart from in a guide book is the tourist Info , we did this for Florence and it was superb you can narrow down your points of interest and get so many recommendations. And travel info is a must in a city like Vienna as it is very disconcerting to get lost in a big city as my legs can confirm when we got lost in Florence and it was 
up some pretty big mountains ok ok it was hills but they were really super hilly.

There is really something I have to say when you stay in the heart of a city you really capture its heart and romance.

Monday 10 December 2018

The Advent Of Me

It’s Christmas not that you need telling or anything so why not grab Christmas by the baubles.I have always had to build up for Christmas sneaky in the odd decoration here and there so I don’t get overwhelmed. I don’t want to make it about my Autism it’s not something I can switch on or off .I have to respond to how I feel to light sound and people and judge things on their merit.It can be exhausting if you let it so I try not to as people round me still want to enjoy Christmas and I’m not a Grinch.

I’ve got the number 7 advent which is a very rare beast indeed but what oh what would I want for an advent of me ? 

1 I if course would need tea everyday 

2 To be transported to a location each day of choosing 

3 Cheese not to be fattening 

4  I actually fit into a size what ever instead of just leaving an item in my wardrobe just in case I will fit into it.

4 That my time is meaningfully spent and there’s silent appreciation of what I do.

5 Never ever to do News Years resolutions I simply won’t and will never believe in them, instead I’m much more up for revolution s.

6. To be appreciated by my cat I think this is the missing link humanity has been looking for.

7 Keep buying that tea .

8 Also ensuring I don’t run out of milk where’s a pantomime cow when you need one.

9 Private concert by Beethoven there’s nothing better than Beethoven ( the classical musician and not the film about the sloppy dog)

10 To know I’m good enough .

11 To be myself and know that honestly it’s not about follower numbers on Instagram, Twitter ,Facebook or whatever platform they come up with next.

12 Always be eclectic 

13 Not to go a day without drinking tea 

14 To spend time with family and friends 

15 To adhere to the Bambi philosophy of life 

16 To write that novel and about criminals in a Spa ( true story by the way )

17 Develop said novel into a screen play probably staring Sheridan Smith and Olivia Coleman and guest starring Helen Mirren .Maybe Harry Rednap could star as the criminal a skip magnate I think.

18 Afternoon tea is a must !

19 Invent my own Gin 

Saturday 8 December 2018

The Beauty Of A Real Christmas Tree From Christmas Forest


We haven’t had a real Christmas tree for years and we have had ‘gasp ‘ fake Christmas trees including pop up trees but I was offered the opportunity to have a real six foot Christmas tree.But having a 6ft you’d think would make Mr T say “ what on Earth have you agreed to now ?” but luckily he was very cool about it and he actually decorated the downstairs and we had a move round of furniture to accommodate the tree .The Christmas tree came complete with a tree stand where you keep your tree topped up with water.

How exactly do you decorate a larger tree and I think the answer is however you like really! We went for in your face baubles and 500 lights but no tinsel and the tree was topped off with a star. Delivery was seamless and even though I wasn’t in the tree was carefully placed behind my gate.Mr T followed the instructions on the Christmas tree stand and trimmed a bit off and then placed in it the stand and made sure it was safely held with the supplied bolts.

I am so pleased how it has filled the space it has made so a lovely addition to my home for the Christmas season and it was lovely decorated by my husband and son as soon as we got our son home from University and he had raided the fridge.

Christmas is so a magical time of the year and we do so love Christmas and Christmas has always been a busy time for my husband as he is one of seven and the youngest so Christmas was always an hectic but fun time for him.

 The great thing about having a Christmas tree delivered is that we didn't have to wrestle it into the car and this time of year it is usual chock full of university gear from our journeys to and from to our son who is at university at York.

When it arrived Mr T did ask if I was going to out the tree up and I said well first I needed to saw some of the trunk off the bottom and this resulted in Mr T doing it himself, I don't think he trusted me with a saw ! He did all this before his works night , we left it in the holder but decorating it on the Sunday.

It isn't Christmas with a snowman and how jolly he is !

I would saw with a real tree it is far easier to put the tree in the holder then take off the tree that holds it then do it all before and do make sure that you top up the tree with water after you're finally happy with its position as it is a lot hard to move a tree round if the stand is full of water.

Do you have a star or an Angel on your Christmas tree or perhaps something else ?

Do you have a Christmas style or are you just throw it all together and just enjoy the moment of the decorating ( perhaps going back in after to organise it all to your standards ) I must admit to the odd tweak over out Christmas decorations on the tree !

So thank you to the Christmas Forest for the lovely review tree we love it as a family and the cat hasn't once tried to scale it PS have you seen the cat ?

Disclosure I was sent the Christmas tree and stand for review , I brought the lights and decorations myself.

Photos by Mr T thank you ps he works for peanuts .

Monday 3 December 2018

Christmas With A Yankee Candle Christmas Set

There is nothing better than in Wintertime than the glow of a candle and even better when it is a Yankee Candle with their myriad of fragrances that are available.And I do love to light a candle especially at Christmas as the light bounces round and everything is so twinkly and comforting.
And a good quality candle is essential and that is why I do love a the smell of a Yankee candle but I do ensure that any candles are never left unattended and blown out before anyone goes to bed.

I was very pleased to be sent this Yankee Candle set from WOW FreeStuff to try out and it is utterly divine.The scent of the votive candle fills the room and there is a choice of candles Frosty Gingerbread,Icy Blue Spruce  and Winter Wonder compete with a starry candle holder.Each votive candles provides up to 15 hours of fragrance and always make sure you sure a votive candle with a suitable holder.

So if you would like the opportunity to win your own Yankee Candle Christmas set from Wow FreeStuff then head over there ( all the terms and conditions are on their page and you must be over 18 to enter ).
So why not pop over there and try your luck and see what other bargains you can snap up not just over Christmas but for the following year.