Daily Prompt: Being Irritated!

Daily Prompt: It makes me crazy when people wear their shoes in my house. What habit/act drives you crazy? How do you prevent it from happening?

Being someone who is a bit of a perfectionist, I would be lying if I said that nothing bothered me! That said, I have absolutely nothing against the people doing the act, (apart from the last one) –  it is just the act itself!

First is when people use towels but do not place them back on the rail properly, so the first thing I see when walking into the room is a towel rolled up into a scruffy ball and tucked behind the rail…

This next one is probably going to sound a bit picky. Sometimes at college we do group posters to revise from later on. I never say anything but it makes me cringe when someone scrawls the title unevenly across the beautifully white paper, then proceeds to write around it and scribbles out any mistakes they make with a massively scruffy squiggle… I’m so sorry if anyone out there does this, but it’s annoyed since I was about the age of 7! It’s probably just me…

Finally… Litter. What gives them the right?


Daily Prompt: Being Happy!

Daily Prompt: Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

Try to always

Be young,

Be foolish,

Be happy!

RAH sparks


Daily Prompt: Being a Soul-mate!

Daily Prompt: Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.

In a previous prompt, I spoke about my best friend and as I’m sure I’ve hinted before, I am yet to find my soul-mate… so this prompt probably wasn’t made for me!

So please, accept this wonderfully cute picture of our whippet, Toby, asleep in my Dad’s sleeping bag whilst we were on a caravanning holiday.


I think the photo says it all!



Daily Prompt: Being Blue!

Daily Prompt: We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?

Sometimes I listen to McFly. That usually helps!

When your down, and lost,
And you need a helping hand
When your down, and lost
Along the way
Oh, just tell yourself
Aaaaaaaaah, I’ll be OK

Honestly, this song was written to fight off the blues. And just know that it will be OK!

(And a hot chocolate won’t do any harm either)


Daily Prompt: Being Confident!

Daily Prompt: Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from Imposter Syndrome? Tell us all about it.

I am certainly not full of confidence. But at the same time, I don’t see point in telling myself that I don’t deserve my success – if I’ve done something, then I’ve done it!

I’m the type of person who feels good about getting praise, just so long as I am happy about what its for. If I’m not, then I usually just thank the person anyway and take it as a compliment, even if I don’t believe it myself.

Turning down praise every time somebody hands it to you will just make you believe it even less!


Daily Prompt: Being Destined!

Daily Prompt: Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny?

This is a difficult one for me, because I want to believe both.

I want to believe that fate will lead me to find my future husband – cheesy, but true! And perhaps my dream job too?

But at the same time, I definitely want to control my destiny! The thought of not being able to worries me a bit! If we can’t, doesn’t that just mean we’re being controlled by someone or something?

That scares me… or maybe it’s just magic?


Daily Prompt: Being Memorable!

Daily Prompt: What are the three most memorable moments — good or bad, happy or sad — in your life? Go!

I am going to write only happy memories – because I like to think positivity is contagious! And although one of my memories should probably be my sister being born, the truth is I can’t really remember it as I was only four! So here we go…

  1. My first memorable moment is walking down the aisle as a bridesmaid at my Aunt and Uncle’s wedding. I was thirteen and it was my first time, (and last at the moment), being a bridesmaid for anyone. But it was in an idyllic setting – the wedding was held in a church in a pretty little town called Stockbridge, Hampshire, on a surprisingly sunny September afternoon. My sister and I were the bridesmaids along with a four year old also called Ruby. The three of us all wore matching lilac dresses that our Aunt had made for us and I was the chief Bridesmaid so had to lead the other two – something I found a bit nerve-racking! As my dad cycled the Rickshaw carrying my aunt up towards the church, (yes!), I felt the butterflies get all the more… fluttery. As the music started playing, we began to proceed up the aisle behind my aunt – and I felt so at home! Perhaps in ten years I’ll be the one getting hitched…
  2. Second is my last day of school, even though this was only a year ago. Never did I ever think I would cry. I imagined myself in a High School Musical situation, skipping out of the school gates singing ‘What time is it? Summertime!’ Oh how wrong I was. As I sat in the school hall with the rest if my class, we soon realised that our two tutors would be the first to give a goodbye speech to us. As we listened to our usually stern and unsympathising  male tutor stumbling over his words as his voiced cracked, and our female tutor downright sobbing to us about how we were like their second children, every girl in our row the school hall began to cry – yes, I was one of them. Once the heart breaking assembly was over, everyone spilled out into the playground and proceeded to hug everyone – even people who hadn’t exactly seen eye to eye were bawling into each others shoulders. Then, as we walked away and the school building grew smaller and smaller in the distance… we all bought fish and chips and played football in the park.
  3. Yes, these memories are all quite recent but they are the most memorable ones! The next one is my prom day. I got up at eight in the morning just to paint my nails – it does take that long for me! In the afternoon I had my hair and makeup done and it all added to the excitement – by the time I put my dress on I was raring to go! I walked around to my friends house, (with some difficulty in heels), and we had champagne and photographs, then we were picked up by a vintage car and driven around a bit until we were dropped off at the prom venue. It was great to see everyone again, (even if some people did act like they’d rather be at home), and even though it did typically rain, it was an amazing day!
Take me back to prom!

Take me back to prom!


Daily Prompt: Being Jobless!

Daily Prompt: How do you feel about your job? Do you spring out of bed, looking forward to work? Or, is your job a soul-destroying monotony of pure drudgery, or somewhere in between?

I wish I had a job…

I have lost count of the number of jobs I’ve applied to. Out of all of them I’ve had one interview – and no, I didn’t get it!

If only there was a way of placing my would-be enthusiasm for a job into the interviewers head, I’m sure they’d understand how much I wanted it! Honestly, I would leap out of the bed in the morning if I had a job – and that’s unusual for me!

Let’s just stay positive!


Daily Prompt: Being Sleepy!

Daily Prompt: What kind of sleeper are you? Do you drop off like a stone and awaken refreshed, or do you need pitch black and silence to drift off to dream?

Usually, I can climb into bed at ten o’clock and be asleep by eleven. That’s only if I’ve been doing something during the day, (most of the time college), but the hour in between I have to be doing something – I can’t just lie there in the darkness or I get bored. So usually I read or watch some nice nail tutorials on YouTube, and as I near the end of my hour I get that glorious feeling of drowsiness wash over me and bask in the fact that I can be asleep in ten minutes and I wonder what strange dream my imagination will create tonight. At the weekend though, even if I’ve been busy during the day, I usually can’t get to sleep until at least twelve. Is it me? Am I just weird?


Daily Prompt: Being Old!

Daily Prompt: What are your thoughts on aging? How will you stay young at heart as you get older?

I want to grow old stylishly. I also want to keep my hair long if that makes a difference!

I would love to be one of those elegant elderlies you see when flicking through the pages of a ‘Beautiful Homes’ magazine, the ones who rock a pair of jeans and whose homes are either quaint and quirky or classic yet contempory.

That’s who I want to be.