Monday, 24 September 2012

Travelling Cute

A couple of weeks ago when we got that sudden heat wave at the weekend, I took full advantage and embraced what I could do not what I can't do. As you may know my passion is art, and capturing art in photos. I took myself to one of my local parks, soaked up my surroundings and began to draw.

My Hello Kitty mini travel case made excellent holder for my little sketchbooks, pencils etc. Which by the way came in set small, medium and large cases (received as Christmas present last year- Hello Kitty suitcases). Needless to say I got a few dodgy looks from strangers but I didn't care I embrace who I am, and what I like, there isn't age restriction on all things cute, just because we adults don't mean you stop being fun.

However one stranger thought I had cupcakes in it, because of the pics on the case I suppose, I thought to myself I wish it did, would of made perfect picnic. Once again I've managed to ramble, as always.. But you get my drift travel the style you want to.

Do you have quirky/colourful/sparkly/frilly bag, suitcase, or Ipad/Kindle/laptop case?

Monday, 17 September 2012

Dear Open Diary

In these last couple of months life has thrown me back and not in good way. I had plans on doing certain things however couldn't due to my unpredictable health. Even now I find myself feeling left out as I just don't have the energy and I still have underlining health issues that seems to be still a mystery besides my fibro etc obviously. I even find myself more awkward as I feel like I don't have much to contribute to a conversation. Might not be going on holiday every minute heck not been on one for years now, or go to festivals/gigs etc.. However I have good heart and like to think I'm there if you need me.

The point is as upsetting as it is to miss out on social gatherings (friends/bloggers meet up/events) it's something out of my hands, but I will say this don't forget sick people like to have fun too you know. I won't lie I do find myself getting upset, just simple thing like a hug would of helped me somewhat but you know just get on with it. 

Reason I picked this photo is because the sky is something I always look at, spend periods of time just looking at the sky, also I felt content when I took this picture, snapshot of a memory I like to look back on. Oh by the way this picture hasn't been photoshopped or anything, naturally turned out like this, beautiful isn't it.

Sorry if there wasn't a beginning, middle and an end properly, and that's all other the place, I am bit of a scatter brain, however I just wanted to express myself hence the title dear open diary, as I am sharing with you. How many others feel the same? or perhaps you always working so you miss out on things? Or you live to far from everything and can't get to places.....

Would love to hear from others/you, and if you offering a hug I'll take it, much appreciated ;) 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Mallzee, Social Shopping.

I know you must be wondering what is this, you may of already heard about it in the blogging world, well I was super excited for one that a company actually contacted me, which is nice. When I was told about this concept it certainly intrigued me. Now onto what this website is actually about.

This is what they said:

'To add a new social aspect users can then invite their friends to ‘visit’ their Mallzee through the use of Facebook chat.  Friends can then discuss product choices and star items they think their friends will love and purchase from the mall themselves with great discounts negotiated by us. If your still unable to decided on a purchase you can also create polls to ask your friends opinions before you buy.  An added bonus to inviting friends to your mallzee is that as the ‘owner’ you earn money every time anyone buys from your Mallzee! (That's right you get paid when you or your friends shop?) 
Currently we have over 200 brands signed up to Mallzee (Urban Outfitters, New Look, Feel Unique and St. Tropez to name a few).  We're really keen to get the word out about Mallzee and get future users excited about the concept before we launch later this year. With this in mind people can register now for a launch invite at and if they spread the word on Facebook or Twitter we will also enter them into a prize for £100/$155 of shopping vouchers and some other goodies.'
Social shopping online, the website will be launching soon (in the next couple of months), sorry I cannot give the exact date as I do not know. But I am looking forward to when it's up and running, to have a nosey. Also   when you sign up, you be entered into competition, a chance to win £100/$155.

Here are Mallzee Links- website,  facebook,  twitter.
What do you think about it, tell me you're thoughts?

Ps- This isn't sponsored post.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Day Trip To The Beach - Great Yarmouth

Couple of weeks ago had family day out at to the beach, it's our little tradition for the last couple of years we've been going to Great Yarmouth, sadly I've not always attended. This year it was so hot which is rare as it's been warm yes, raining stormy weather but not hot like this all day long, superb weather.

Great Yarmouth is sand and pebble beach, with still the old skool feel to it which I love. Everybody just enjoying themselves, friendly family environment, it was great day out, I even got to dip my feet in the water with some assistance (help), I did get bit wobbly towards the end as by then I was exhausted but glad I got to enjoy myself nonetheless.

Do you have tradition with family/friends/partners a place (location) you go to every year? I would love to hear.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Note Book Note Book How You Excite Me

Yes those are my drawings, rough sketches.

There is no better things than stationary and Hello Kitty well there is, but for now it's this. I've finally joined the Moleskin club after hearing such good things and me being notebook/journal/sketchbook person it was silly how I don't own one, I am thoroughly enjoying using mine, we shall see how it goes, and I don't need to talk about the second notebook that is shown in the photos, self explanatory.

I am somebody who has several on the go (notebook/sketchbooks), it excites me every time I buy or receive one, yes simple things excites me. Luckily both these was gifts from two separate loved ones. Broken record time again, sorry about the quality the light kept coming and going, also I couldn't find my camera, I can be dopey at times, forgive me.

Any notebook junkies out there like me, do you currently use one or is your phone/ipad/etc you're notebook?