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A Christmas Message

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After a nice short day at work I came home and baked some festive chocolate cupcakes for my family, had a relaxing bath using my Lush bath bomb and enjoyed a glass of Eggnog for the first time with my parents. I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas Eve and are all set for tomorrow. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my followers and anyone else reading this a very merry Christmas. Laugh lots and make some great memories.

More importantly, be good to each other and don’t take anything for granted. I Shall be celebrating with my family and I hope you all have someone special to share the day with. Enjoy yourselves!

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Online Donating

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Why do people avoid it like the plague? It could be for one of the best and most established charity’s going but people still won’t donate. I myself have had previous experience with this when setting up donation pages such as ‘Just Giving’. You’ve probably thought of a great fund-raising idea which you think will grab people’s attention but still it goes unnoticed. Well not exactly unnoticed, they probably looked at it before turning their noses up and passing it by.

A friend of mine set up a page over a week ago to raise money for the amazing ‘Make a Wish Foundation’ but since then, she has only had 3 donations online, one of them being mine. I don’t know what people are so scared of. Fair enough, times are hard and it is close to Christmas but it’s the same all year through. Maybe they aren’t aware of how donation sites work or whether they are safe to use. At one point I wondered this myself but I found them easy to use and very secure… in fact just as secure as your online shopping sites.

Earlier this year another friend of mine set up a page and his fundraising activity was to create a large mosaic. He began putting a lot of effort in but had hardly any donations. It knocked his confidence hard and he threatened to give up on occasions but I convinced him to keep going. He had a few donations in the end but he deserved so much more.

The charity someone chooses to help is often one of significance and means a lot to them. They are not chosen on a whim. If I think a charity is worth while (and I’m friends with the person who organised it), I will donate. Even a couple of quid goes a long way and makes the person raising the money incredibly happy.

Wishing You Well

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As I’ve sat in bed all day absent from work with tissues stuck up my nose to absorb the snot and generally feeling like crap, I realised that many of you might be feeling the same. I hope you are staying warm and looking after yourselves and if you’re not looking after yourselves then I hope someone is doing it for you. I’m lucky enough to have my parents here caring for me and I appreciate that. So grab your lemsip, nasal inhalers, tissues and hot water bottles and get well soon.

Why do things always happen on the run up to Christmas? to top it all off, half of my tooth fell out last night and I’ve had to make a dental appointment for the new year. It’s the first problem I’ve had with my teeth for years, in fact the last time I went to the dentist was not long after I left school about 15 years ago. I’m also a little apprehensive about the upcoming appointment as I haven’t been in a dentist surgery for so long but it’s one of those things I’ll have to get over. I’d rather get it sorted out before it gets worse anyway.

Sleep Tight Little Angels

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I was deeply shocked and saddened when I heard the news on Friday. Today I took some time out of what I was doing and fell silent to think of everyone affected by the school shooting in Connecticut, US. 20 Children and 6 teachers were killed at ‘Sandy Hook Elementary School’ in Newtown. I can’t begin to imagine what their family and friends are going through. How you even begin to understand a tragedy like this is beyond me, I just hope they manage to find some comfort in the support so many people around the world are giving them right now.

For the families of the teachers that lost their lives that day protecting the children, I hope they find that a comfort in itself… they died heroes and without their bravery so many more innocent children would have been killed. This particular time of year should be one of joy, and many would have already wrapped up their children’s presents. It’s cruel how lives can change in an instant. My prayers will be with you all at Christmas and I sincerely hope you can find the strength to rebuild your lives eventually. Rest in peace little ones.

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WWE Memories

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I can’t believe how much I have spent this weekend but the fact that it wasn’t all spent on me made me feel slightly better. Yesterday I took my niece  Jordan shopping for clothes as a Christmas present. I must have bought her a whole new wardrobe by the time we had finished. Today was meant to be relaxing but I realised while watching WWE Superstars this morning that tickets for Smackdown were on sale at the O2 so I decided to make the journey there to ensure Jordan and I got the best seats that were left available for April next year.

I have watched WWE on and off since I was 11 years old (22 years ago) and this will be the first time seeing it live. Back in the day my favourite wrestler used to be Shawn Michaels, I loved his tag team ‘the Rockers’ with Marty Jannetty. Years later I became a fan of ‘The Hardy Boys’ but now it’s all about ‘the great white’ himself… Sheamus.

My friend Farrah converted me into a WWE fan (then known as WWF) when I met her in secondary school and I have many happy memories of sleepovers at Farrah’s watching Wrestling. She was a huge fan of Bret hitman Hart and used to give me all her spare trading cards. Those were the days! back when all we had to worry about was ‘the Rockers’ splitting up 🙂

Between then and now there has been many amazing athletes come and go in the business with some tragically leaving us too soon such as Andre the giant, Davey Boy Smith, Randy Savage and Eddie Guerrero among just a few. I look forward to being a part of this long-awaited entertainment documenting it in my blog.

A Moment in Time

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We’ve all had those moments when we wake up with a raging hangover and vowed to ourselves that we will NEVER drink again (until the weekend after). Well I had one of those many moments again this morning after a night out with the family celebrating my mum’s 70th birthday. But this time I’ve decided to put it to practice and test my will power. It’s not like I haven’t done it before. I once gave up alcohol for about 2 years and as I’m not a particularly big drinker anyway, I’m hoping I can stick to it. The only main events I need to overcome is Christmas and the two-week cruise I’m going on next year.

I’m not only doing it because I hate hangovers and I don’t seem to be able to handle them as I’m getting older but I want to be healthier. Sometimes I feel really guilty when I’ve drunk lots the night before, like I’ve done something bad to my body and it’s punishing me for what I’ve put it through. I want my 2013 to be the start of a healthier me.