Thoughts

Family Holidays

The week before last I went on holiday with my family to Canterbury and overall had a really great time.

The half of my family I went on holiday with are the nice side of my family, my mums dads side. The whole family is full of very different but equally lovely and kind people. I can not give them enough praise and compliments because they’re so great. They always help me feel at ease with everything, making sure if we go to eat somewhere that there’s something I like as well as other members of the family who have unique pallets. My auntie and cousin encouraged me to go on the dodgems with them and although it doesn’t seem like a big thing it was very big for me and they were really ok with me worrying in the line. I am so happy I went on the dodgem because it was something I wanted to do and I had a really great time on them.

I went on holiday a month before with the other side of my mums family to Poole and it was very different. Everyone was arguing constantly and I didn’t feel like I wanted to be there, everything was my fault, the way I sat on the sofa, the way I woke up, anything I did wasn’t good enough. We had a great time at places like Brownsea island and Corfe Castle. I did go on a Ferry for the first time there and my mum was really great at settling me down and calming me and I was so happy I went on the ferry and didn’t miss out as a result of my anxiety which really upsets me when my anxiety stop me from doing something. My grandmother decided on the Friday that we were leaving that day before 10, I woke up at 7 got up and she was packing the food and said we need to pack as we were going soon. This made me really panicky as we weren’t sure when we were leaving as we had the caravan until the Monday, and she just decided by herself on the day without any warning and she does this all the time and gets angry if you don’t like it.

I’m trying to plan a holiday with my two friends for relaxation and to get away from family and work. Unfortunately no one is planning the holiday and I keep looking for places but I’m unsure of our budget each as I only just started my permanent job contract, one of my friends is on an apprentice wage and the other doesn’t have a permanent job currently and is doing up furniture as a new business which is waiting to take off. We want to go to the Isle of Wight, I’ve never been before but they’ve been lots of times with their families.

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Fandom, Mental Health

Gryffindor with Anxiety

I am a Gryffindor. I did the Pottermore quiz and got Gryffindor.

Being a Gryffindor means a lot to me because I used to want to be brave and courageous and wanted to stick up for myself and others. I have anxiety which makes me worry more than I should about everything and stops me from doing so many things but everyday and every time there’s something that scares me I have to push myself to do it. I am brave every time I get myself up and out of the house and every time I do something that scares me that maybe other people would have no problem doing.

Growing up I didn’t feel like the Gryffindor I was but then I realised just how like a Gryffindor I was. I always stick up for my friends and myself, I’m not afraid to tell the truth or tell someone how I feel about them. I’m not afraid to do things that scare me like learning to drive or going to places I’ve never been, or going somewhere on holiday with family and not knowing where exactly it is. I even got over my fear of the dark.

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Food, Uncategorized

Brownie recipe

Brownies are amazing so I thought I would share one of my favourite brownie recipes. This is a classic brownie recipe but you can add anything extra and experiment with things to put inside the brownies like white chocolate chunks or Oreo cookies. As well as this you can put any icing on top such as; peanut butter, salted caramel, or even creme eggs.

The link to the recipe is here: http://www.temporary-secretary.com/2015/07/the-easiest-recipe-for-chewy-fudgy.html  

I will also post the recipe below if that’s easier for anyone to read. I don’t own this recipe or the writing below.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Ingredients:
145g unsalted butter
60g good quality dark chocolate
200g caster sugar
2 beaten eggs
75g dark or milk chocolate chips
30g plain flour
1/4 tsp of salt
 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
1. Preheat the oven to 170C. Line the baking tin with greaseproof paper. Greasing the tin with butter will not be enough when you’re baking anything with a chewy centre, so it is important to line the baking tin with greaseproof paper.
2. Put the dark chocolate chunks and the butter in to the same bowl. Melt this over low heat and stir with a wooden spoon until melted.
3. Once the chocolate and butter have completely melted, put this bowl aside to let it cool down completely. Then add the sugar and stir well.
4. Add the beaten eggs and vanilla extract into the bowl and stir until smooth.
5. Next, add the chocolate chips, flour and salt into the bowl and lightly fold in the mixture. Don’t beat the mixture too heavily, keep it light and airy as you can. You don’t want to over-beat this part.
6. Pour the mixture in the lined cake tin and tap the sides a couple of times to get rid of air bubbles.
7. Place the tin in the middle of the oven at 170C and bake for 45 minutes.
8. After 45 minutes, check to see if it’s cooked by sticking a toothpick in the middle of the brownies. If it’s baked, the toothpick should come out clean.
9. Let it cool in the tin for 15 minutes and then remove it on to a cooling rack. Leave it to cool down completely before cutting in to it. Cut to size as desired. I’ve gone for 16 little squares.
Finally, enjoy your chewy chocolate brownies! They will go very quickly, every last crumb will be gone before you know it! But they’re so easy to make, you can whip up another batch in no time! They taste the BEST on the day you’ve baked them if you like the chewy-ness. They will soften up the day after in to a divine melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ganache kind of texture.
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Fandom, Uncategorized

More Top Ten Supernatural Quotes

Driver picks the music, shotgun shuts his cake hole. – Dean

Sam Winchester: Jerk.

Dean Winchester: Bitch.

I think I’m adorable – Dean (I also love ‘I’m Batman’ – Dean)

I’ll Interrogate the cat – Castiel

I deserve to be loved – Crowley

Family don’t end with blood, boy! – Bobby

No one in the history of torture’s been tortured with torture like the torture you’ll be tortured with. – Crowley

You stupid, stupid son of a bitch! Well, boo hoo! I am so sorry your feelings are hurt, princess! Are you under the impression that family’s supposed to make you feel good, make you an apple pie, maybe? They’re supposed to make you miserable! That’s why they’re family! – Bobby

Once a wise man told me. ‘Family don’t end in blood.’ But it doesn’t start there either. Family cares about you. Not what you can do for them. Family is there for the good, bad, all of it. They got your back. Even when it hurts. That’s family. – Dean

[Holding up her hand in the Vulcan salute] Peace out, bitches. – Charlie

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Tips, Uncategorized

Top Ten Tips for Packing

I am off on holiday for the whole of this week with my family which means I have to packing and repacking constantly throughout all of last week and I’ve been rewriting so many lists of what I need to buy, what clothes I need to bring and any extra things I need to bring with me.

The first top tip is to always bring a small extra bag such as a carrier bag or a canvas tote bag which can be folded away in your bag but can be used if (or in my case when) you may have bought extra things that won’t fit in your case. (and dirty laundry!!)

The second tip is to make sure that your chargers and important documents and things are either in a separate compartment or at the top of your case so that you are able to get to them first.

The third tip is to make sure that your toiletries are either in a sealed bag or in a nappy bag to make sure that if they leak that nothing is damaged or covered in shampoo.

The forth tip is to put a binder clip of your razor so that it doesn’t get your clothes or yourself when you’re reaching into your bag.

The fifth tip is to make sure that anything that you will need when travelling is in your carry on/ handbag as that saves a lot of time if on a train or travelling in a car etc.

The sixth tip is if you get motion sick to listen to music and focus on the horizon from the windscreen as this helps reduce the sound of motion and also seeing the motion. Another thing that helps is to focus on slow breathing breathe in while counting to eight and then Tdo the same for breathing out. It should help you if you do it before you start the journey first and will help you recover more quickly after the travelling is over.

The seventh tip is to put rolled up socks in your shoes to keep their shape and to save space in your suitcase. As well as this place the shoes foot-to-toe in the bottom of the suitcase.

The eight tip is to put a dryer sheet in your suitcase to keep it smelling fresh and makes sure that your clean clothes don’t start to smell.

The ninth tip is to roll your clothes before packing them as this saves space in your case and minimises wrinkles.

The tenth tip is to keep cables in a glasses case. Keep jewellery in a pill container, this keeps them from moving and getting lost. (nothing worse than losing one earring!!).

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Fandom, Uncategorized

Top Five Supernatural Quotes

Sam, we do terrible things all the time to save each other. I mean, that’s what you do for family. Who am I to stop him? – Dean

I mean, guys like us, we’re not exactly the type of people they write about in history books, you know? But the people we saved, they’re our legacy, and they’ll remember us, and we’ll eventually fade away, too. That’s fine, because we left the world better than we found it. – Sam

No one is born good or bad. It’s all in the upbringing. – Dagon

The things we’ve shared together, they have changed me. You’re my family. I love you. I love all of you.  – Castiel

Dad went on a hunting trip… and he hasn’t been home in a few days. – Dean

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