Show and Tell: What I have learnt this week.


Good afternoon!

So, needless to say, I didn’t find a millionaire or a flying unicorn this week, hence why I am sat on my bed in my pants, writing this post for you. This week wasn’t a very busy one. It was one of those weeks that was over in a flash. It’s now over a week since I went to see Lady Gaga. It’s also been over a week since my birthday. I can no longer use it as an excuse to get out of the washing-up or to get out of making cups of tea. I am tea-bitch again. Great! This week was Halloween, to which we received no trick-or-treaters. Perhaps the fact that the lights were off and I live in a 700 year old building had something to do with it. Either way, I got to keep all of the candy myself, which I’m now regretting. So, what have I learnt this week? Let’s see:

  1. Oprah Winfrey writes awesome books: Now before you tut at that comment, let me explain. Oprah has always been a kind of ‘take her or leave her’ thing for me, but after going to the supermarket recently and browsing the book section, I came across a book called “What I know for sure”. Oprah has basically taken most of her ‘thoughts of the month’ from her magazine over the years and compiled them all into one book. I must say that I take my hat off to her. She had me stood in Tesco for a while, reading it, until I got a dirty look from someone who works there, thus making me buy it. I have now read it from cover to cover in 3 days. A very good read for bedtime (or in the bath). It’s a very honest, inspiring creation that I hope to be able to create my own version of one day. #watchthisspace
  2. I cannot carve fruit, even if my life depended on it: So, as I mentioned before, it was Halloween a few days ago. Most people have pumpkins sat outside their doors, or are carving them as a family, laughing about the silly faces that the kids have created. What did I do? I left it too late to buy a pumpkin, which led me on a wild-pumpkin-chase around the town, which by the end of it, was pointless as there were none to be found. I settled on a watermelon. They can’t be too dissimilar, right? Wrong. I decided to be flashy and get ahead of myself by transferring a stencil onto the (hollowed-out) watermelon. The stencil (which happened to be a picture of Cher), rubbed off due to it being a WATERmelon. After re-applying it, I made one cut into the melon, slipped, tripped up and dropped it on the floor, destroying it. Halloween was cancelled from that moment on.
  3. You cannot predict where life will take you: More on this in a later post, so I’ll keep it very brief, but I have recently learnt that no matter how much you try to plan for something, sometimes it just won’t happen. Not everything is supposed to go to plan in life. The future is the future for a reason! Like I said, there’s a post to follow this point, so that’s that for the time being.
  4. I’m doing something right: The other day, I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I discovered that I had over 2000 views from England alone. That’s not counting the couple of hundred I had from the rest of the world. I’ve come to the conclusion that; I’m writing about stuff that people enjoy reading and that I just MIGHT be good at it, I have a super-fan in England that likes to keep track on my blog at every single minute of the day or, my ex-boyfriend is refreshing the page constantly to see if I’ve said anymore home-truths (not yet, but keep watching dude!). I’d like to think it’s the first theory, but I’d settle for the second, if he looks like Hugh Jackman, is gay and has a flying unicorn.
  5. Being happy for someone doesn’t mean that everything back to normal: Last week, I wrote that I am happy for my ex-boyfriend (Christ, will he ever NOT be the topic of discussion….). Whilst I am happy for him that he has moved on and moved far away, that does not mean that I am going to sit with him in a coffee shop, or call him, or text him, or anything. No. just to clear up some confusion and questions that I’ve been asked recently; I am happy for him, but whilst I can be mature enough to smile, knowing that he is happy, that does not mean that I have forgotten what he did to me. This also does not mean that I am prepared to see him again. I am also aware that the time will come one day where I bump into him. When that happens, it happens. Until then, the questions about him and his new partner need to stop. To answer them now for you: I don’t know, I don’t know and I don’t want to know 🙂

So that’s this week’s show and tell. I have a few things up my sleeve this week, and I’m planning on locking myself in a room so that I can get them all done on-time. We shall see.

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