24
Jun

Never Be ashamed Of What You Believe In!

I wasn’t going to write a post.

It just causes fights and tension. But the longer the day has gone on, the more upset and demoralised I become.

Today was the EU referendum in the UK. We got our say on whether or not we wanted to stay in the European union.

Somewhere corruption is swept under the carpet, somewhere people from another country, who we didn’t even elect, gets to make decisions on how our country is run.

Being British used to be a good thing. We held onto our values of freedom of speech and equality. We held onto our British sovereignty and it was a thing we were proud of.

Now?

Now you’re a bigot, a racist or a fool even?

Now you are thick.

You just flushed our whole future down the pan.

But how do we know that?!

I have seen people say “if you voted leave i’m ashamed. If you voted leave you have destroyed our children’s future. If you voted leave you will be sorry, If you voted leave please remove yourself from my online presence.”

So tell me. Since when has someone who has a different view point been something we have the right to dictate? We all have different opinions. We all saw and read different things. We all had different reasons.

You are basically telling them they are wrong. Wrong for thinking differently and having a vote. Wrong for staying true to their views.

That not only makes you a hypocrite but bigotted too.

We all have the right to vote.

There are no right or wrong answers and if you can’t have these, nice, kind, friends in your life because they don’t think like you, then what does that make you?!

That’s like saying “if you are not a Christian please remove yourself from my timeline.”

Because they, we are different.

I voted leave.

I voted leave because I want my children to be proud to be who they are.

They can still travel freely. With a passport. Which you need anyway. They can still have family and friends within the EU, because leaving doesn’t stop us from being morally united.

Leaving gives us freedom to use our own political process to pass laws. From people who are living in our country.

It gives us a chance to be British and proud. And that’s okay. We can still be a multicultural and diverse nation. Together.

I am not a bigot. I am not a racist and I am not thick. I follow politics. I make informed choices. I also hate Farage and Brexit.

And the fact that other countries are now wanting to leave the EU means the something isn’t right there. Becuase if it was all that, they wouldn’t feel the need to follow suit.

People are regretting voting leave. And the reason why they are is because those who voted IN are spreading hate and forcing opinions on people.

It seems the IN campaigners who shouted the loudest before are still shouting.

And that shouting got them nowhere yesterday.

So before you attack someone. Or call them stupid or thick.

Take a minute and realise we are all people.

We all have different opinions and beliefs.

But what’s done is done. So let’s just band together and make this a good thing. Instead of trying to emotionally attack people into changing their minds and feeling guilty.

We are not all the same. And that is okay.

I am excited for change. I am excited to see what this will offer my children.

And that’s okay.

 

 

 

28
Apr

What If I Want More Than One Niche?!

In the blogging world everyone talks about your niche.

Where do you fit in?

What do you think your readers want?

I have been away from my blog for a while.

One reason is because I fear the written world of blogs is slowly fading away.

Second reason is because I don’t know where I fit in.

I want to build my youtube channel and the whole niche thing goes on there too.

But what if I love different things?!

I have found a love of baking, like I really love to make cupcakes and cakes and try new things.

Frozen Cupcakes

But I am not a food blogger!

I love being a parent and talking about parent stuff!

family cheeses!

But I am not JUST a parent blogger

I love to do special effects makeup.

voo doo makeup

But I can’t be a beauty blogger.

And I love just talking about things that interest me, random stupid things like giant gnomes!

big gnomes

I have MS and I like to talk about that to help other people like me!

Tysabri

So why can’t I just be me?

I don’t want to just do one thing. Because I love all these things!

Why can’t I just be a blogger or vlogger. One who does anything she wants. One who has lots of interests and completely ridiculous views on life. One who has totally shitty times and wants to talk about it.

I am just me. And that should be okay!

Do you stick to your niche?

Do you wish you could just talk about everything you love?!

Let me know 😉

28
Apr

Netflix #Streamteam April

Wow, April already.

Easter is over, half term is all done and what a month it has been.

We were all SO poorly over half term. We had doctors visits and so many antibiotics to distribute. At times, I wondered if myself and Ben would survive.

Alas with the help of family we did.

Family and Netflix.

Netflix released so many epic kids films this month, from frozen, which was added for a couple of weeks, to rio 2, which is awesome because it is a family favourite.

Netflix kept us going this month, it brought a little bit of happiness with the family film love, and I think, kept us all sane.

FAMILY BLOCKBUSTERS

These classic hit blockbuster for all the family have just hit Netflix for everyone to enjoy!

MADAGASCAR
 
MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA
 
MADAGASCAR: EUROPE’S MOST WANTED 


SHREK 2 
 
SHREK THE THIRD
 
SHREK FOREVER AFTER 

KUNG FU PANDA
 
KUNG FU PANDA 2

TREAT YOURSELF

Indulge yourself in a different way this Easter by bagging yourself some me-time and snuggling down to the films
you didn’t get chance to see at the cinema.


THE HELP
The hit film based on the popular book which will have you giggling, laughing and in awe of what the women went through in Mississippi.

STILL ALICE
Julianna Moore won numerous academy awards in this drama which sees a happily married woman with three children diagnosed with Alzeheimer’s.


DJANGO UNCHAINED
With an all star cast including Jamie Fox and Leonardo DiCaprio,
Django Unchained follows a slave accompanying a Bounty Hunter on a vicious mission.

Go and sign up now! It’s all you need for some sanity 😛

21
Mar

Netflix #Streamteam March

This month is going by so fast. With Easter events and the kids breaking up from school, I don’t know whether I’m coming or going right now.

Also, with so many bugs going round the kids seem to have a constant stream of colds. So the overuse (not a thing) of Netflix has been paramount.

I have completed Warehouse 13. Watched Olympus has fallen twice because that man, is yummy. BUt it’s been the kids who have been watching more this month.

And it’s no surprise really with the fabulous new releases:

TOYS TURNED TV SHOWS

Relive your childhood with your little rascals by watching shows based on old-school kids toys.


POPPLES
The Adorable Best Popple Pals love helping their friends but every time they do it seems to backfire in hilarious ways.

CARE BEARS
The whole huggable gang is back, bringing tales of caring and sharing to a new generation.
MY LITTLE PONY
Journey to the enchanted land of Equestria, with Unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her friends.

PAC MAN
Teenage Pac and his loyal crew face the ups and downs of adolescence whilst protecting Pac-World.

SONIC UNDERGROUND
Follow Sonic the Hedgehog and his siblings in his troublesome adventures.


THE ZERO CALORIE EASTER BINGE

Enjoy a different kind of binge this Easter with these top food related titles.


CHOCOLAT
Passion, Chocolate and Johnny Depp… what more could you want?

CHEF
When chef Carl Casper’s plans for opening a restaurant in LA fails, he returns home to Miami and debuts a food truck instead.


CHEFS TABLE
Find out what’s inside the kitchen’s and minds of six
international culinary stars in this Netflix Original Docu-Series.

So this month has been epic for the kids with all the toys turned TV shows on.

Also this month Netflix challenged our little ones to take the blogging reins for the day. So Liv wrote a nice little piece on my her mummy is the best.

 

Head over to my twitter to see what she had to say.

So, come join in the fun and sign up to Netflix today!

23
Feb

Why My 6 Year Old Has A Mobile Phone

It might sound strange that I have chosen to give my daughter her own mobile phone, but I have some real reasons.

Kids these days grow up so fast. Whether we like it or not. I want my girls to be children for as long as they can. So it kind of sounds like a total contradiction that I let Liv have a mobile so young.

But our children will be the digital generation. They will create life-changing devices, one day a mobile phone will seem like nothing at all.

But for me, for Liv, it’s important.

She has made so many new friends and is always going on some sort of outing with them. I want her to know that she can talk to me, daddy or anyone she needs to whenever she needs to. If she is somewhere and is uncomfortable and wants me to come and get her, I can.

When she is feeling low she can message her auntie Cherry or Erika. She can have someone there, to listen, at any time.

She is such a clever and loving little girl. She worries about me when I have to go to appointments, so being able to message me when I’m at the hospital for however long, is important.

If I have to keep being away from the girls I still want to be there.

I still need them to know I am here, I am listening and I will always be there.

liv phine

Of course, there are restrictions. She doesn’t take it to school. She can only talk to the people we allow. We are always able to check her phone. She can only use apps we approve of.

She is very savvy. She knows the rules and her school have done a fantastic job of teaching them how to be safe online and the importance of being open about it. And being safe online is something we talk about as much as possible.

So far so good. Her spellings are improving, she is using real words and not text speak. She is also very good with using punctuation. Yes we get flooded with stickers and emojis and fart jokes, but she knows she can always connect with the people who love her the most when she needs to.

And for me as a parent, helping her feel safe and heard is paramount.

So, what do you think? I’d like to hear your thoughts.