Saturday, 28 January 2017

Happy Chinese new year.

Today is Chinese new year and we are entering the year of the rooster. We had a Chinese new year themed day at brownies this week and we told all the girls what animal was the year they were born (I was born in the year of the Monkey). Some of the girls questioned why there are animals in the Chinese calendar and why these particular animals are used. I had no idea and so googled it. Turns out it is based on a Chinese folk story called the Great race. Although there are many variations of the story, I thought I would tell you the story.


Friday, 27 January 2017

The mysterious case of the paint in the night.

This week mum had a work conference in London on Tuesday and therefore was unable to take Tilly to school and asked if I could stay over Monday night and take Tilly to school Tuesday morning. Being the amazing daughter I am, I said yes and headed there Monday night after work.


Wednesday, 25 January 2017

what it's like being a carer.

I work as a support worker. My job involves visiting the elderly and offering help and support to ensure they can remain independent and remain in their own homes. People frequently comment that my job is admirable and that my job must be really rewarding. However this week I had a bad few days and I did start to wonder why I do this job.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Dry January

Some of my friends are going Dry January. This is where they stop drinking alcohol for the whole of January. Some people are doing it in order to raise money for charity others are just doing it to feel healthier after a lot of alcohol during the Christmas period. I made a comment that I would go dry for January however people commented that I very rarely drink and could do it without trying. This lead to many questions as to why I don't really drink so I thought I would explain it to everyone.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Cooking with Tilly

I love cooking however with my job and its awkward hours, I don't often have any spare time to cook. A few months ago, I was offered a place on a cookery course at the Chequers cookery school. I really enjoyed it and my skills and confidence in the kitchen grew massive.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Welcome to Gallifrey

For a long time the planet Gallifrey (home planet of The Doctor and the Time Lords) was lost, thought to have been destroyed in the time war. However recently, it has been located again so I thought it would be nice to make a guide for people less familiar with the planet.

Monday, 9 January 2017

A Fab Gift Idea

A few days ago I told you about the massive selection box that I made for my mum for Christmas. Today I thought I would show you another gift I made her. This one is less Christmas themed and more a suitable gift idea for any occasion.

Saturday, 7 January 2017

my mum the chocoholic!

This year in the run up to Christmas, I was in a very crafty mood and thought it would be nice to make some gifts instead of buy them. Because my family can be incredibly difficult to buy for and it will add the personal touch to my gifts. I couldn't post my ideas on my blog before Christmas as my family read my blog (well they claim to anyway!!). Now that I have given all my gifts, I am able to show you one of my ideas.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

my hopes and wishes for 2017


I was nominated by my mum to make a blog post about my wishes for 2017. My 2016 wasn't the best year and I really struggled for a lot of it, however I am in a better place now and I am looking forward to 2017 and here are my wishes.