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Pretty, pretty shoes

Daily Prompt: Describe your personal style, however you’d like to interpret that — your clothing style, your communication style, your hair style, your eating style, anything.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us STYLE. 

My priorities with style has certainly changed as I’ve.. *ahem*.. got older.  In my early 20’s I was obsessed with style and fashion, shoes being my main love (I must have had over 100). Ten years on and things are very different. I’m more into cosy comfort than sky scraper heels.  However it doesn’t stop me drooling and dreaming of pretty shoes and for my wedding last year, the shoes were just as important as the dress and in fact took me longer to find!

my shoes

Ta da! These are the shoes I wore –  so pretty! But they ruined my feet, something that to this day I’m still paying for. I can’t actually wear heels anymore without my feet REALLY hurting. So I have to just pore over pictures on Pinterest instead, and one thing I have noticed is I must be obsessed with bows! And if I was a young 2o something again, I know that bows would be ‘my style’.

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My Precious Ones

The Daily post 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.

Show us PRECIOUS.

I don’t know what this say’s about  me but it’s not actually a person who is precious to me, but 4 little furry guinea pigs. Don’t get me wrong my husband is VERY precious to me and I love him so very much, but the guinea pigs don’t leave their clothes on the floor, pee on the toilet seat, or let the washing up build up, and as the brief does say who can do no wrong the pigs have to win.

NalaNala

teddy

Teddy Bear

Louise

Louise

Princess

Princess

I mean look at their little faces! How could they ever do any wrong? They have a very calming influence on a bad day, and the little wheeky noises they make when they tell us it’s time for their veggies always puts a smile on my face. When I’m feeling sad it’s Teddy I go to for a cuddle if hubby is not around, and he sits on my shoulder and chats away to me, he’s the most cuddly of pigs and why he’s called Teddy Bear. If there was a fire it would be them that I would go back for, they really are my precious ones.

I had another pig, Thelma, who passed away last month and it broke my heart, even though they are small little furries it’s amazing what effect they have on you. It’s like losing a member of the family, because they are a part of our family.

Does this make me a crazy guinea pig lady?

 

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Come fly with me

Daily Prompt: Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever travelled from home.

Come fly with me

Come fly with me

A few years ago I used to work for a large airline as Cabin Crew. Ever since I was a little girl it was one of my dreams. I spent a couple of years first on Short Haul covering all the European cities, before moving up to Long Haul.

The strangest thing about Long Haul is you travel so far and yet only stay there for a night or two. The furthest place I have ever travelled is Sydney, Australia -Living in England you can’t really get much further than that. I was there for less than 36 hours! We arrive in from Bangkok at 7 in the morning and leave about 3pm the next day. It’s the most surreal experience! Walking down to the harbour to see the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge was like being in a dream, it was a cold February at home and yet here I was on the other side of the world in the glorious sunshine, and I kept thinking to myself I going home tomorrow. Who does that? Who goes to OZ for just a day? I remember phoning my mum in the early hours of the morning (jet lag!) and she said she was making her dinner. In that hotel room right then I felt a long way away from home.

The trip is actually part of a 9 day trip, although technically 7, because day 1 you check in at half 8 in the evening and you land on day 9 at half 7 in the morning. We fly to Bangkok first which is a incredibly long way but what surprised me was to learn that it was a further 10 hours to Sydney. We pick up a lot of transfers in Bangkok but there is also a vast majority of people who stay on to go onto Sydney (a new crew takes that flight). That’s a total of 23 hours for them in their seats! There is no way on earth I could sit in the same seat for that long, I struggle with a 2 hour film in the cinema! The flight back from Cuba last month was bad enough and that was only 8 and half hours. No the only way I would be able to do it is in business class with a flat bed and to be able to sleep the whole way.

Following my Bangkok – Sydney flight was a flight to LA the following week. This is the weirdest feeling, it’s dealing with the drastic change in time zones that’s hard. You go from GMT to +8 to +10 back to GMT and then -8. You literally spend your whole life jet lagged! When I got from our honeymoon to Cuba the jet lag was bad and I thought to myself this used to be my life, how on earth did I cope?? Well I was younger but even so.

Having said that for me it was the best job in the world, I’ve been around the world many times, seen some amazing places, and places I would never think of going or ever be able to afford go. I’m glad to say I have done it.

Who knows maybe one day I will be able to go back to Sydney and spend some more time there, better start saving for that business class ticket!

sydney

sydney harbor bridge

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Daily prompt: Inside the actor’s studio

I couldn’t miss this opportunity to take part in the Daily Prompt’s question about your favourite things, especially as this blog is fairly new, I thought it would be a good opportunity to tell you all a little bit about myself.

Daily prompt – On the interview show Inside the Actors’ Studio, host James Lipton asks each of his guests the same ten questions. What are your responses?

 

What is your favourite word?

Love

What is your least favourite word?

Can’t

What turns you on creatively, spirituality, or emotionally?

Sunshine and good music

What turns you off?

Hatred and violence

What is your favourite curse word?

I don’t really have one

What sound or noise do you love?

My guinea pigs wheeking for their veg, and the crunching sound of them eating it.

What sound or noise do you hate?

When my neighbour revs his motorbike for half an hour

What profession other than your own would like to attempt?

Professional ballerina or a veterinary nurse

What profession would not like to do?

Butcher or a bin man

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the pearly gates?

Your family and pets are looking forward to seeing you again.