Introduction for 25 Days Christmas Advent Calendar

I had sworn to myself about not doing this type of thing ever again as last year was like the most hardest thing that I could ever done. To be fair and quite rightly so. I didn’t really plan it very well or know what I was going to do with it. At least now I’m starting to plan it a month early so that I know what I am doing; how I’m going to write them, have a content page of which days I’m posting the topics and etc.

Planning ahead seems to me a great way of doing it for me so then I don’t have those ah shit moments and forget that I’ve got to do one. Even though we do have those moments; it’s like 7-8 weeks left until the Christmas holidays; yeah I looked it up, only because I was sorting out a child’s reward chart one day on the bus, so it was easy for me to know how long it was.

The fact that I haven’t even thought about the whole title content for the 25 days yet; I would like you guys to help me out on what titles you would like to see in the advent calendar, and also what you like to read as well. More the merrier and whatever does get used I can use them for next year as well. That’s if I remember them and remember where I’ve put them haha.

Leave the ideas down in the comments below what you would like to read and see in the advent calendar. I do have a month to get it all done and sorted my little lizzy pops. Hehe

Sunday Special- Our Cases, Our Stories, Our Voices – Can’t afford School Fees

(The fact that I haven't made my good morning Sunday Special Post for this week I've decided to use Sentebaleblogs post just help me out a bit. Just to cover my arse really. Haha not literally guys; just been a paperwork weekend, and I have s new system for Sentebaleblogs I thought hey why not try it out with the lizzysweeklyblogs. Well we all know how that went didn't we? As you have worked out what I'm like on here. Yep compete utter mayhem. Anyways I'll let the kids do the talking now not me. Chow for now)

"Young lives who’s family has no money to send their children to school." – Sentebaleblogs
“I'm Jackson age 7 on the right looking rather cool and really? Really do I have to have my photo taken? Question face along with Ekure really? I rather hide away”
“I'm Tobe I'm 6 years old I will be 7 in December. If my parents didn't come to the home for help I'll just be looking at the pictures and no idea where places are. Fortunately for me I got that chance to change my life. Oh I'm the one next to Jackson reading supposed to be”
“I'm Theresa who's sitting next to Tobe and my annoying funny twin brother Tony who's invading my space as normal. I'm 5 years old I'll be turn 6 in November yet I'll be sharing it with Tony’
“I'm Tony. I'm also 5 and be turning 6 in November along with my twin Theresa; I'm the most outgoing out of the two of us, as you can see in the picture and I am the most cheesiest but I have this special connection if there's something wrong with Theresa I would feel it too. But also she has that special super power too.”
To the start every parent worst nightmare is not being able to provide, support, or even give their children the best start in life. That's what happened to these lovely children; there parents couldn't afford the school fees as it was too expensive for them to pay for the material, uniform and many more. Yet for these awesome guys they are going to school because their parents came to us for help; we've given them the life time of having the best start, achieve the goals that they want to achieve.
Their parents quick thinking and no who to come to for help. We worked with their parents to proved their school fees; to which now they are going to school everyday to be able to learn, and to succeed in life that they want to be when they grow up. There are so many families like our four stars that need our help to get their children into schools to achieve what their parents couldn't achieve.

“See…we need help just to go to school otherwise we end up not being able to read or write or even achieve our dreams of what we want to do in life.” – Promise
“Without your help by donating as much as you can we are able to go to school; meet new friends, learn and a sense of where to belong in the world. If you can donate either through the donate page or through Western Union please follow the links and etc that are listed down below”. – John
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In the memory of Princess Diana


Over the years that have gone by when we have lost one true amazing women that changed the world; by her warm loving heart, her glowing smile so sparkling that you can’t help but to smile and chuckle. When she passed away in the tragic accident in 1997 I was about 7 or 8 at the time; I always liked Princess Diana as she was the most successful lady; that I think I looked up too at the time, still do in lots of ways than one. As I heard what happened at the time; I would sit on my bunk bed at the time, I would pray to god to look after Prince Harry and Prince William as they were going through a difficult time. 

As the years gone by I would look out in the way something was telling me; to keep an eye out for them, I don’t know if this is true or not. I would hear good news about how they turned their lives around; even through the darkest times of events when they came face to face them, yet bounce back and say “no this is not what I want. I’m sure that this wasn’t what my mum wanted me to do” 

I’m glad and I think Diana is glad that Harry and William have stuck together like glue; keeping each other company, tell each other things and most importantly letting another wonderful lady like Diana into their lives. Not just a wife, sister in law, or a mother but strong happy women that I think Diana would of loved to meet and share things with Kate. Kate took on that role because she shares the same dream as Diana; everyone should be able to live like everyone else, carrying on the tradition of helping William and Harry out but also to show two sides of the world for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 

Even though I don’t know Prince Harry and Prince William I feel like I should protect them; as like two brothers I’m not sure but like I said before I feel like I’m their guardian angel or something, I don’t know it’s makes me worry what’s actually going on in their heads at the time. It’s probably nothing it’s all in my head. 

I do reckon that Diana is proud of her boys; keeping up with what she has taught them from a young age, to have a normal life as much as they can. Show the goodness in their hearts and be true to themselves. By letting them choose their own paths as she never got a chance to finish it off; but getting to see her boys doing it for her, knowing that her legacy is in their hands. 

One year back in 2007 my aunt took a nice picture of me that she had thought I looked the way Princess Diana had looked; when she was having her pictures taken, especially when she did her charity work with children in Africa. Also it’s one of my favourite pictures of me and my dad’s favourite especially. This was when I was 16 years old; just as I left school completely, as my cousin was just about to start the same secondary school that I left at. I was brace enough to have my hair cut short, blonde and spike. I think that’s why I like this picture more than the others over the years; also I believe that people come back but through someone else, I’m not sure how that works but I do believe is true.

R.I.P Princess Diana and happy birthday. 

Hundred Watt Club and Guildford Fringe have teamed up once again!

                                                                    

                                                           Sensuelle – the headline act

                                                                    ​Photo by David Slater

Hundred Watt Club and Guildford Fringe have teamed up once again to bring the sauce, the sass and the downright silly to Guildford Fringe Festival!

In true Fringe style, the last weekend of Guildford Fringe Festival features one of the best nights out around, as the Hundred Watt Club commandeers the Electric Theatre on Saturday, July 29 in fabulously feisty fashion.

Indulge in a glittering evening of burlesque and cabaret, brought to you by a lustrous line-up of acts never seen before on a Hundred Watt Club stage.

Your host for the evening is celestial wit and holy drag queen, Virgin Xtravaganzah. She will be joined on stage by statuesque showgirl Sensuelle, with hoop tricks from record breaking hula artist Symone, and side-splitting comedy burlesque from Crimson Skye. And making her debut on the UK stage, traditional Music Hall madness ensues from bawdy broad Aunty Mae.

“I cannot think of a better show to include in our last weekend of Guildford Fringe Festival’s 5th birthday bash! I am particularly excited to see Aunty Mae’s debut performance,” says Guildford Fringe director Nick Wyschna. 

“A regular fixture on the Guildford Fringe events calendar, The Hundred Watt Club is always a huge hit with our audience – so much so that our last five shows were all sell-out successes. Due to its popularity, please get clicking on the Guildford Fringe Festival website and nab your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.”

Dig out your best vintage gear and get ready to party!

*The show is strictly over 18s only, adult themes are employed and embraced with gusto. No dress code, but glamorous, vintage inspired-attire encouraged for both men and women*

The Hundred Watt Club is on Saturday 29 July at 8pm at The Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford. Tickets are £18 (£15 concessions) and are available online at www.GuildfordFringeFestival.com or by calling 0333 666 3366. Strictly over 18s only. 

To rehabilitate and help others 


To rehabilitate and help others

This week I do have to say I struggled in the way of what to write for you guys in your hour of need; as my thoughts are still with the victims and who had passed away, but I believe there is good to come out of this and also it is very useful for every single of you as you read this today. 

I’m going to research or have researched quotes that you guys may like in the way of you can relate too; most importantly you guys have way cooler films at your age than when I was your age, believe me they were still in the making and starting out in my day. 

“Fairy Godmother: Now off you go… for you *shall* go to the ball.” – From Cinderella film. 

No matter how you feel about yourself; how scared you are? Or how anxious you are of going out to place? Due to the fact that bad things have happened to you; always have this quote with you, to give yourself the courage that you need to do when you get out of the house. That’s the best step forward is going to be able to go through that door and keep living. 

“Belle: [singing] I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell… And for once it might be grand to have someone understand, I want so much more than they’ve got planned!” – From Beauty and The Beast. 

Don’t let your adventures stop because they have taken away your dreams and what they have planned for the rest of the world. Show them who’s boss. Show them that you are the one in charge. Let them. Know that you are standing up to them; with everyone who was a victim of the terror attacks understand, what it must feel like of the unknowing and what to do with themselves. 

“Aladdin: Wow. The palace looks pretty amazing, huh? 

Princess Jasmine: [glumly] Oh… It’s wonderful. 

Aladdin: I wonder what it’d be like to live there, and have servants, and valets. 

Princess Jasmine: Oh, sure. People who tell you where to go and how to dress. 

Aladdin: That’s better than here. You’re always scraping for food and ducking the guards. 

Princess Jasmine: You’re not free to make your own choices. 

Aladdin: Sometimes you feel so… 

Princess Jasmine: You’re just… 

Aladdin, Princess Jasmine: …trapped” – Aladdin

To be able to hold someone’s hand once again; like saying “do you trust me” and you hesitate of the uncertainty of what is going to happen if you set foot outside again, when they ask you again and you put your hand in theirs. Reply with a “yes” as they open the door still holding your hand not letting go; you feel anxious of not letting go, you know the massive big success in yourself. To acknowledge that you just got yourself out of the house; so you wouldn’t feel so trapped inside watching the world go by, but making the decisions off that are right for you. 

Just finding quotes that matter to you and how you feel. Even best way to do it is to analysis the quote of what it means to you; you alone and no one else, expect you as your the only one that can make it happen. People have different types off ways that the quotes mean to them; it’s not right or wrong people, are different to everyone else. Give it ago what do you think quotes mean to you.

Why not introduce June 2017 in style?


Why not introduce June 2017 in style?

31st May 2017 last day of the month; quite a long busy month, I’m quite surprised that I managed to stay on top of the blogging throughout the month. I am quite please with myself I do say so myself. 

I thought say good by to May and hello to June by creating a video with a few Disney songs; that I managed to create using the snapchat filters, I have also attached the link to the blog so that you can share it with your friends and spread the word. https://youtu.be/aUwYrFpmJy8 

For us as bloggers I’ve put it on here on my official website so that we can have fun watching; I do say I love watching it over, over and over again, so not odd but I think it’s brilliant and might have to attach the others as well as they are awesome. Apologies can’t seem to be able to get the videos up but you will find them on my YouTube channel if you follow the link up above. 


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Share a quote and why it inspires you


Introduction 

Everyone has a favourite quote or loads of quotes; I’m one of those loads of quotes because I can relate to in so many ways, but I do like a good quote to me.

Share a quote and why it inspires you 

“Do not pity the dead Harry. Pity the living and above all those who live without love.” – Albus Dumbledore this has to be the most powerful quote you could ever ask for; the reason why is that you really shouldn’t pity the dead who’s time has come, but pity the living who they gave happiness to and know that they have fun memories of the love ones and etc. This quote means to me that I should be able to move on easily as I can; in a way that I can’t fight to survive no matter how much I have died in side, but to be able to pity the people who are around me who care about me more and still there to help.

Personally there is so many quotes that I want to share with you; I’m going to share with you them, instead of having just the one. I can’t really choose just the one otherwise it would be also be a very short blog and be a very boring one as well. Let’s have some fun and explore my favourite Harry Potter quotes from Dumbledore.
“We must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy” – Albus Dumbledore. This has all the correct meaning to it as we have today; such like for example to keep on going with life or take the easy route and cop out of doing the things that you know should have done. 

For me it inspires me to know the whole am I doing the right thing by doing it for myself or taking the easy route by the whole thing that I’m listening to the whole negativity of it all and not actually listening. 

Sometimes I make the wrong mistakes that’s because I’ve taken the easy route; on which isn’t good, that’s a complete cop out, occasionally I make the right decision by doing things for myself than anything else. 

“Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one remembers to turn the light” – Albus Dumbledore always going to be my favourite quote for ever. Always helps with my depression and anxiety; the dark times that can be really horrible and dark, there is no light at the end of the tunnels at the best of times. However but there’s always someone there in the darkness to remember to turn the lights on and guide you out. 

“In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our” – Albus Dumbledore. We all have different dreams; dreams that are well and truly our own, we are different people and have entirely our own beliefs on things. This to me is that I have dreams but I have to work for it to be able to get there, no matter what job I get or how I’m going to get to it. I know once I get successful and achieve it then I know that I can do it. 

Life of living with MHI and PCSOS


Introduction 

May I like to say is that I have plucked up the courage to inform you that; I am raising awareness of two topics that this blog is about, I’m going to tell you how I cope with them with everyday life.

MHI = Mental Health Issues

PCSO = Polycystic Ovaries Syndrome 

These are what the codes mean when I use them throughout the blog; as it is easier for me to write more easier and more freely as I can, when I’m sharing with you about them all. 

Life of living with MHI and PCSO

Living with these conditions can come easy at the best of times; however sometimes it is harder than to expect when one can play off the other if both go at the same time, or they can be perfectly fine. 

At 21 years of age I was diagnosed with PCSO due to massive big badly period pains; but yet no period that came, throughout my teens I use to have bad period pains and they would come. I use to go home early from school because I would end up in tears or wanting to throw up or worse off be in so much pain that I had to go home because I have to take something and sleep it off.

When I was diagnosed I had to take contraceptive pills on which made me ill; every 21 days I would have my head down the toilet every time I had finish it, then I had to stop taking it and now I have contraceptive implant that’s been perfectly fine odd occasions over the 6 years I had now and then periods but not for long or just in pains. 

However most recently it’s started to flare up again with a lot of stress that I’m under and in so much pain along with mood swings which is effecting my other health issue. Which is called mental health issues.

By the age of 22/23 I was diagnosed with depression and GAD (General Anxiety Disorder); this has been challenging for very long time, been on lots of different medication for it and etc. Still trying to find ways to be able to reduce the stigmas of them; but haven’t quite find out what ones work and etc, been to youth counselling and CBT. It has been a very long ride; however with my current situations it has been a lot harder to battle through it all, on which has effected my PCOS on which I have mention up above. This is still a work in progress for me but will talk about it more in the near future and I never let define me or defeat me as much as it tries to.

April Newsletter 2017

 

Introduction 

I thought I might start doing the newsletter as I’m going along this month because I can never remember what had happened over the past month or so. I hope your enjoying the new official blog now as it’s finally up and running. Didn’t really take to long to do really. Probably tweak if here and their over the next coming months; so that I know how it can run it smoothly, also to be able to help you guys to see what’s happening also. 

Would love to hear your comments about the new blog website it would be nice to have some opinions on the new blog. Hope you are able to join me to carry on with the new journey that I am taking. 

April Newsletter 2017

Spring has finally arrived at the start of the month we had lovely warm sunny weather; that made me wanting to go out for a walk with no problem what so ever, love the feeling of the nice warmth air on my face and my skin. Enjoying the fact that I don’t have to take a coat were ever I go; is a bonus because I’m one of those people who hate carrying things like coats, when it says it’s going to rain and it doesn’t. It’s also that time of year when it’s getting warmer; that’s when my feet are like give me air, give me air get these warm ridiculous soaks off my feet. I have odd occasions kicked off my shoes at work because it’s been so hot; I don’t care if my feet get run over or not by the equipment, it causes more damage on my feet wearing shoes, than wearing without them to be honest. 

I’m getting into lots of programs recently like Once Upon A Time on which now that I’ve caught up; I have now turned to Grimm and that’s so awesome that I can’t stop watching it right now, it’s so amazing and addictive. There’s not many things that get me glued in watching things to be honest; but now that I have got things I enjoy watching now then when I was growing up in my teens, there’s more things out there than before. I do try and watch things like Game of Thrones and etc but just need to get into them a bit more I suppose. 

The first week of April has been fairly busy; from meeting up with an old friend from college, looking after a relative and also trying to get blog paperwork done as much as I can as I’ve had the time off to do it all. Along side blogging and putting it up on the new website; it is a lot of hard work to begin with but it keeps my mind occupied if you ask me, glad it’s been getting done or now sorted shall I say haaha. Writing the newsletter in bits so lots of past/present tenses in the wrong places: opps but if I don’t start it now, I’ll know that I would forget it all by the end of the month. 

Easter holidays of 2017 have now officially and truly over; Easter weekend feels like a life time ago, you guys probably haven’t got much Easter Eggs left. I remember when I was telling a friend of mine all about the true tradition of Easter; he replied that he doesn’t even remember it, when he was learning it. I wish I could forget it if you ask me; but growing up in a Christian family and going to church a lot when I was younger, it’s a lot harder than you think in trying to forget it. So I try and not brag about it because through school I try not to let people know incase my peers would bully me or something. Other than that I don’t believe in it anyways so it was okay but you never know those days or these days what people might say or do.

Also this month I have had my first mini holiday of the year; went to Bournemouth on Good Friday and came back Saturday evening, loved it so much that I didn’t really realise how tired I was as I kept on dropping off everywhere. Asleep I mean; well not everywhere, jeez the amount of times I fell asleep in the car on the way back home I was pretty much so relaxed I was a sleep. Would love to do more mini holidays around England if I could; if I had the money, the time to do it and etc. Also to be able to blog about them would be awesome as well; so that people can enjoy them as much as I could, along with they can consider on where to go on holiday cheaply and worth their money. 

How do you distress yourself after a day’s work?


Introduction 

You may realise that you might see a regular of the same person in different pictures for my categories; it’s okay I have permission for using the pictures as she is my cousin and she has that look about her that is very photogenic, on which gives me ideas for categories or useful pictures for other things. 

How do you distress yourself after a day’s work? 

Some days I’m actually okay that I don’t really need to distress myself; some days I really do especially today (12.5.17 which was a Monday) after the day I’ve had I literally needed a long walk home from work, even longer than the two routes that I’ve been taken for the past two weeks. 

I was that stressed out; I needed it, needed to be on my own and I needed my space before I literally hunted someone. (Not that kind of way honest) by the time I got home I had one massive splitting headache; on which the air was so humid that I had a headache, my lower back was killing me and both of my health issues had started to play up as well. 

I got to my bedroom I literally in so much pain that I just wanted to lay on my bed on my front; couldn’t even turn around to say bye to my parents because I was in so much pain, I literally after awhile I don’t even know how much time has passed since they left to see a relative to be honest. Must of fallen asleep or something because I was getting dinner for myself; that was done, eaten and put into the kitchen. I was in the bath by 6:15pm got out; my sister had arrived home; I could feel the paracetamol kicking in by that stage with a bit of help with the warm bath, that I just had put my pjs on because I forgot to bring my cream with me at the time. 

Took more medication that I actually needed to take anyways; just incase I feel asleep and not take them, I was literally in bed by 7pm normally I’m in bed by 8pm. My normal bed time is pretty much between 9-10pm but because of work and health issues its down to the energy that I can face of doing at the moment. Feel like I’m going back to being a kid going to bed when it’s still light outside. 

Now I’m currently chilling out in bed not doing much; just managed to stay awake doing this blog to be honest with you, I’m that determined to do it for you guys and get it up and running.