REVIEW : CLIPPER BLACKCURRANT AND ACAI BERRY TEA

September 01, 2014



It took me a while to get hold of this tea. I originally put my order in with Holland and Barratt which was accepted. However, I then got a note saying it was out of stock. Kind of annoying. However, after another two weeks wait it eventually turned up on my doorstep. I'll say this now. It was definitely worth the wait.

Sometimes fruit tea can be really well...tasteless. This one is full of flavour and the blackcurrant really comes through. I'm not 100% sure what acai berries taste like so I can't honestly comment on whether I can taste them.



I find it best to leave it for a good 5 minutes to stew and to get the best flavour out of it. And a handy tip...it works really well with a piece of angel cake. *wink* and even better from a vintage china teacup!

Well...tonight when I will be settling down with a cup of tea, a piece of cake and a catch up of the Great British Bake Off, this will definitely be the tea of choice!



WHY DO WE OVERTHINK THINGS ?



Hands up if you are one of those people who are "thinkers" instead of "do-ers". Guilty? Did you put your hand up? I did. Don't worry, you're not the only one. As humans, our ability to think profoundly is both our greatest strength and often our detriment. 

You know when you are in a situation that requires you to step out of your comfort zone? The worlds do-ers will just go for it. No questions asked. Whats life without a little risk? 

For the over-thinkers, this is a nightmare. A constant barrage of "what if's" and weighing up the consequences. Over thinking is that silent deadly combination of anxiety, negativity and fear of the un-known. We may think back to an event in our past, hauling up old emotions like fish being hauled out of the sea, and because we over-think, the emotion once again becomes real. 

I once heard a saying: 

"The only way something can be real to you, is if you continue to think about it."

Simple really. If it is not present in your mind it no longer exists. Of course that's not to say bottle everything up and don't deal with it. That can be equally dangerous. But eventually the time comes when you have to say, NO. This will no longer consume me. We need to find our own coping mechanisms so we will thrive and not let our inner demons nibble away at us. 

Maybe it's doing what I do and write things down. Make lists of what is bothering you and why. Write down what can be done to solve it. If it is un-solvable...simple...it doesn't matter. You can't change something that is unchangeable and continuing to try and do so is a road straight to Miserableville. If it is solvable? Great! You have a plan of action. Get someone to help or work out a plan for yourself. 

The worst thing overthinking can do is stop you living in the present. Why miss all the great little moments in life, simply because you are still thinking about something that happened 2 years ago? Try to live for today. 

Easier said than done I know. I, too am trying to figure this one out. For now though I'm going to eat a BIG chocolate bar and not care, because I'm in the present and presently I need chocolate! 

EGYPTIAN HOLIDAY

August 27, 2014

Hey guys. So I finally got round to uploading my photographs from Egypt! I thought I would share some with you. We had an amazing time, despite not leaving the hotel (we were a little worried about all the trouble going on and so didn't feel safe going on any of the excursions).
We stayed in the Sunrise Royal Makadi Bay hotel. We had a couple of problems with the room initially (one of them being that we were given two single beds instead of a double) however the management was brilliant and we were quickly upgraded to a king size bed room.
The whole complex was amazing with lovely pools and plenty of food places to choose from. Our favourite was the Asian Restaurant, I think we ate there three times! Anyway, I'll stop babbling and show you some piccies. *ps - I apologise in advance for the bikini pics!*






MY ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE

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Unless you've been living under a rock I'm pretty sure you will have heard of the ice bucket challenge. Initially it was brought about to raise money and awareness for ALS however it seems to have spiralled!

I got nominated by my little brother and decided to go about it a different way! My significant other is a detailer so we decided to detail me with a snow foam and two MASSIVE buckets of icy water!

Now I decided to donate to a smaller charity that meant something to me instead of ALS. I feel like giving to any charity is a good thing! I decided to donate to the dogs trust. It is where my first ever puppy came from, a beautiful mongrel called Spice. I have such a soft spot for dogs and if my little donation helped feed a dog for a couple of days then all the better!

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