FRI-YAY!

We have made it to the weekend!! Woohoo!
As you probably already know I love Fridays… it appears everyone at work knows I love Fridays too as they were asking me to do my Friday dance today! It has been quite a busy week this week so I am looking forward to a couple of chilled days.
The weather has been quite cold and rainy today so I have come home from work wanting to get my pyjamas on and have a nice relaxing evening watching a film. I know we are still a long way off from Christmas but I am going to put on my Grinch pyjamas as they are really warm. I can’t be the only one who wears Christmas pyjamas all year round. I am not sure what film I am going to watch but I still haven’t been using my Netflix so I think I am definitely going to cancel it for a while. I feel like a film that’s easy to watch so I may go for a comedy or something quite light hearted. I say light hearted but I know as soon as I started looking some crime thriller film will take my fancy.
I don’t have that much planned for the weekend apart from I have to take my car to the garage to get it serviced tomorrow so I will probably go and do a little bit of shopping while I wait for it to be done. I will most likely go an see my nan at some point over the weekend and have some chilled time with my boyfriend.
I am hoping the weather is a little better tomorrow so I can go for a late afternoon/evening walk and enjoy being out doors after being stuck in the office all week. I am really loving going for walks at the moment especially along the canal… being next to water is just so relaxing.

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Podcast Life 3

This week I listen to another podcast of Joe Rogan’s; this time his guest was Michael Scott Moore a journalist and novelist. The podcast focused on how Michael was kidnapped by Somali Pirates and spent 2 and a half years in captivity.
I was instantly drawn to this podcast because Michael’s experiences just sounded so surreal. I loved the Tom Hanks’ film Captain Philips so I was just generally curious to learn more about what had happened.
This podcast was fascinating because even though I have heard about the Somali Pirates before I have never heard about it from someone who has actually been kidnapped. I can’t even comprehend what that would be like to be held captive for 2 and a half years.
One thing that surprised me the most was how calm Michael seemed when talking about what had happened to him. Michael does say that writing his book has helped him to be able to talk about his experience. The conditions he had to live in; the beatings he suffered and the thoughts of suicide he had are just incomprehensible . I can’t even imagine what him and has family have been through.
Michael has wrote a book about his experience – “The Desert and the Sea: 977 Days Captive on the Somali Pirate Coast”. I am really tempted to give it a read as I am just fascinated by Michael’s story.
I was going to venture out and listen to other podcasts but there are just so many Joe Rogan podcasts which look so interesting… he has some amazing guests.

Take Back Tuesday….Croatia

This time last year I was looking forward to booking a holiday, I had no idea where I was going to go but I knew that I fancied going somewhere I hadn’t visited before. I ended up going to Croatia and stayed in Sibenik. I hadn’t heard much about Sibenik apart from that Game of Thrones had been filmed there. The photos looked amazing so I was really excited to go.
The hotel that I said at was amazing I didn’t realise when I booked but it turned out that there was 5 hotels joined together and there was also a campsite in the middle of the resort. There was lots of swimming pools and restaurants available to use. The resort was right on the beach and I spent most of the days there chilling on the beach.
The sea was the clearest bluest blue I have ever seen and I couldn’t look at it without feeling like I wanted to jump in.
I explored Sibenik town which was really interesting, there was loads of small alleys and cute little shops to look around. I went to see if I recognised any parts from Game of Thrones which I did.
I went on a boat trip to Krka National Park which was really enjoyable. The boat ride was a lot of fun and the Krka National Park was breath taking. I got to go in the river and see the amazing waterfalls. I have never been anywhere quite like this but the views were amazing.
Croatia was one of the most beautiful countries I have ever been too and I would definitely like to go again sometime in the near future.

Ikea Trip!

I ended up going on a trip to Ikea on Sunday with my sister…we don’t go very often but now and again we get curious to see if anything new has be brought in. I didn’t particularly need anything but my sister was looking for a few thing for her house. The closest Ikea to us is about an hour away so it is a nice little trip out.

It was quite busy when we went as I imagine a lot of people are getting ready to go to University in September so are getting a lot of their stuff ready to move out. I remember when I moved out for University I went to Ikea and did a massive shop and pretty much got everything I could have possibly needed.

I love looking at how they set up all the different rooms and try to get some inspiration for when I finally get my own place! I have been taking note recently of what I like and don’t like so when I do move out I know exactly how I want my house to look and the vibe that I want it to have. Also it makes the saving process a little more exciting and not seem so long and boring.

We managed to get a few things for my sisters house and we enjoyed out trip out.

Faery Festival – Llangollen

Yesterday I never got round to writing a new blog as I went to Llangollen in Wales for the day and didn’t get back until pretty late. I had been told that this weekend they were having a faery festival in Llangollen. On the website it looked like it was more aimed at children so I was a bit unsure at first as to what to expect or I would enjoy it. I have been to Llangollen quite a few times before and have always enjoyed it so I knew that even if we didn’t enjoy the festival we would still enjoy looking around the town and seeing the sights. Also I love a little road trip listening to some tunes or a podcast so who was I to complain. The weather was a lot nice than it had been for the last few days so it was nice to be able to get outside and enjoy it.
The faery festival was way more than what I was expecting. They had loads of stalls with various gifts, trinkets, foods and clothes and even had activities for kids. They had a separate section where you could enjoy psychic readings, reiki healing, Indian head massages, back massages and reflexology. There was absolutely loads to do and I really enjoyed wondering around the different stalls because there was lots of stuff there that I had never seen before.
I decided to have a psychic spirt reading as it has been a while since my last reading and I didn’t know they were going to be there. I never actively seek a reading but if I am drawn to it on a random day then I will have one. The reading I had involved the lady drawing my spirit while she did the reading. I had never had a reading like this before but it was really interesting and enjoyable. My reading was really reassuring that everything was going in the right direction and I even found out that my spirit was named Mandy.
A lot of people were dressed up as fairies at the festival and by the end I was even wishing I had some elf ears to wear too. I had a really good day and would even be tempted to look out for it next year.

Happy Friday! :)

Is there a better feeling that leaving work on a Friday at 5.00pm knowing you don’t have to think about work for a whole 2 days!!
To be fair as soon as I wake up on a Friday I pretty much dance out of bed because its Friday and nothing bad can happen when it’s Friday!
As much as I enjoy going to work and enjoy feeling like I have a purpose for the day. I am always counting down the week and looking forward to the weekend.
I am the type of person who works better when I am working towards a target so maybe that is what I am doing when I am counting down to the weekend. I do love the feeling when you have worked hard all week and everything has fallen in to place and you have managed to get everything done for the week so you can’t start fresh on Monday.

It’s time to embrace the Friday positivity and enjoy the day!

Happy Friday Everyone 🙂

Podcast Life 2

Today I listened to the podcast that Joe Rogan recently did with Macaulay Culkin.
Growing up I loved watching Home Alone and Richie Rich so I couldn’t wait to listen to this podcast as I haven’t heard that much about him since I was younger so I was intrigued to see what he is like nowadays.
The first thing I thought was….how normal does he seem considering he was a massive child star.
The second thought was…. Wow I can’t believe he is 37!! I always presumed he was younger.
Macaulay only does occasional acting jobs now but enjoys, painting, writing and has recently set up a comedy website. He even calls himself a man of leisure now.

Apparently he is also doing a podcast so I think I might have to check it out!
The whole blog was really enjoyable and it was really interested to see what Macaulay is up to now and to see what he is like in real life. He generally sounded like he was in a really good place and enjoying his life at the moment.

I am so going to download Richie Rich tonight to watch!!
I am loving these podcasts at the moment!