Whoop Whoop we’ve reached over 10,000 views! Not bad for a new site 🙂
Thank you to all who keep coming and visiting, I hope you are enjoying your time here as much as me.
Whoop Whoop we’ve reached over 10,000 views! Not bad for a new site 🙂
Thank you to all who keep coming and visiting, I hope you are enjoying your time here as much as me.
Blogizing has joined the Wild Woman Community, a website offering support to aspiring writers, authors and healers.
It’s mission is :
Collaboration not Competition
“WWC aims to give women a place to visit for guidance and to learn more/share their creative/spiritual knowledge. The Community supports and promotes a back to nature approach through natural and holistic methods.
The contributors will be everyday extraordinary women – healers, artists, writers, and independent female entrepreneurs with creative vision which in turn will promote the contributors, their work and/or products through the Community, either through the work they share or by way of an advertising online directory and shop. The contributors will share their knowledge, stories, skills and creative ideas, through articles, videos and courses.
There will also be a fundraiser/grass-roots activism area to act as agent for change on a community level and fundraising for women’s causes. In the future there will be a forum where woman come together in a safe, non-judgmental arena to share and seek/give support on the many areas of life that women struggle with.” Wild Woman Community
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Today we have received 500 likes from our followers and we would like to say thank you for your continued support. We are seeing our blog go from strength to strength and without you, our followers it would not be possible. You really are our inspiration and the reason why we continue to write.
We came across a blog today which stocks lots of fabulous things, all shabby chic and vintage style little trinkets and treasures to add to your home. We absolutely loved the retro style boxes perfect for sandwiches etc. The pictures on the boxes just reminded us of growing up in the 80’s and our childhood.
Wow a huge thank you to ‘The Odd 1 In’ for my nomination for the Liebster Award. I love the fact that the nominations of this award come from bloggers themselves. If other writers can read my posts and appreciate them in some way then I can’t be too bad can I….not that I need a confidence boost at all (that’s a lie!). It is always good to receive feedback in someway and for that reason awards of this type are great so thank you TheOdd1In, I appreciate the nomination whole heartedly!
The rules of the award:
1. Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you and display the award. (Tick, oh hang on….)
2. Answer 11 questions the blogger gives you.
Well here they are along with my answers:
Do you think you’ll ever stop blogging? In short, no. I love writing. I have been writing for years, but it is only recently that I made the decision to put myself out there. I love the interaction you receive from blogging and it inspires you to keep going.
Who is your celebrity crush? I have never been one to have celebrity crushes…..I know what is wrong with me right?! However, if I had to choose one it would have to be David Beckham. He is like a fine wine, gets better with age and the fact he appears to be such a devoted husband and father only adds to his appeal. And oh those tattoos…..and underwear adverts…..OK, maybe I have just a little crush 😉
What is your most embarrassing moment? I do not get embarrassed very easily but the most embarrassing moment in my life was on my wedding day when my (now ex) fiance ran out of the wedding ceremony in the middle of our vows to be sick because he was so hungover. The wedding planner felt so sorry for me she offered to film it again!
If you could have one perfect day, to do whatever you liked, what would you do? I would wake up next to the man of my dreams, somewhere exotic like The Caymen Islands, white beaches and clear sea. We would share a romantic breakfast on the balcony of our sea front hut looking out at the amazing scenery. We would go for a stroll on the beach, may be take part in some water sport, go back to our room and get ready for the day. We would walk up to the main resort and walk into the huge room filled with beautiful flowers, where we would meet my children and our family and friends and they would witness our wedding. We would enjoy the most amazing food, drinks and dance until the sun went down. (I am not often romantic, but now and again I can manage it)
Would you go into space, given the opportunity? Only if I could take my children and (if I had one) my partner with me. I recently went on an airplane to Europe with a friend without my children. We experienced some bad turbulence on the way home and it terrified me. All I could think about was ‘what will my children do without me.’ It really upset me.
Do you believe in the supernatural? Absolutely, and everything related to it. Angels in particular. I receive signs from them on an almost daily basis. My grandma is often around me, I can feel her energy, in particular when I feel upset. I have been to see a couple of psychics, and I have had family members visit me with messages. There is no way that they could have known what they did. I am not one to give much away….
What was your favourite childhood TV programme?
What is your favourite memory? My favourite memory is the day my son was born, the midwife laid him across my stomach and he actually lifted up his head off my stomach as if to say “Hello world!”
If you had to eat one thing, every day for the rest of your life, what would you choose? My own homemade chilli con carne. I know this sounds rather big-headed however I have made it so many times I now have the recipe perfect 😀
Do you believe in fate? I certainly do. I am a great believer that everything happens for a reason.
3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
Here we go……
I do angel card readings;
When I was little my favourite teddy was a frog which I lost in a lake whilst boating with my parents
My parents divorced when I was 10 years old.
Even though I have been married I have never been proposed to.
I have a large scar on my stomach from when I suffered a burst appendix.
I once dated a guy whose name was Lightening (yes really)
I have been asked out by a famous comedian
I have been offered money for my used underwear (no I did not accept)
If I could go anywhere in the World I would go to Thailand.
I keep seeings 1’s everywhere i.e 11:11 on the clock, 11 in this award post- 11 questions, 11 facts, 11 nominations…etc, on receipts, on my laptop…the list goes on!
I love lots of music but my favourite band are Oasis.
4. Nominate 11 blogs you think are worthy of the award (but they must have less than 200 followers).
Born to make an Impact http://borntomakeanimpact.wordpress.com/
Tale of a Cursed Princesz http://taleofacursedprincesz.wordpress.com/
Evanna Weddings http://evannaweddings.wordpress.com/
The Festival Hunter http://thefestivalhunter.com/
Adventurely Yours http://adventurelyyours.wordpress.com/
Whole in my bucket http://wholeinmybucket.wordpress.com/
Angels and Stars http://angelsandstars.wordpress.com/
Numerical Messages http://numericalmessages.wordpress.com/
Confessions of a Curvy Red Head http://confessionsofacurvyredhead.wordpress.com/
One Hundred Happy Days http://hashtaghappydays.wordpress.com/
Om My Yoga http://ommyyoga.wordpress.com/
5. Let the bloggers know you nominated them. (Tick)
6. Give them 11 questions to answer.
Ok, I hope you are ready 🙂
Congratulations for being nominated for the Liebster Award. I hope you accept and understand that the reason I have nominated you is because your blog, despite them being new, look promising indeed! Good luck.
Remember to accept the award you must also follow the instructions, to keep the chain going…..
1. Acknowledge the person who has nominated you;
2. Add the Liebster Award image to your post
3. Answer the questions
4. Nominate 11 other blogs for this award and tell them you have nominated them. (you just need to add a comment on their blog with the link to your post, just as I have done for you)
5. Ask them 11 questions 🙂
She was nervous, this was the first time they were going to be together in this way and she was filled with anticipation. She was excited for how today may turn out, but also worried, what if it was not any good. They had been dating each other for five weeks and spent quite a lot of time getting to know each other. This time it felt different from the other men she had met before. She knew he liked her and found her hot, as he told her all the time. But he never tried to force sex on her. She wanted to make sure that the first time was special. They had decided on having their first encounter in a hotel room as they did not want to be disturbed. He had arranged the hotel and she was shocked. She could not believe the one he had chosen, it was not your standard hotel. A classy 5 star in the city centre. Marble floors, huge chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, glass cabinets from floor to ceiling displaying expensive bottles of champagne. As she walked into the foyer, there was the largest arrangement of tropical flowers in a huge black vase that she had ever seen. Not a spot of dust anywhere. She looked over to the right and saw a large group of men standing around. She recognised one of the men, and realised it was the captain of the England football team. On a normal day she would have been impressed, however today all she could think about was her gorgeous man. Whilst she was in deep thought she felt someone touch her arm. She looked left and saw him standing there, smiling at her, eyes twinkling in the light. Every time she looked at him he took her breath away. She had never fancied a man so much. Of course she had experienced lust on every level, but usually after getting to know a man a little bit more the lust had slowly disappeared as they had turned out to not be as nice as she had expected. However, this one was different. He had always shown her every inch of respect she deserved. It made a refreshing change.
He asked her if she would like to have dinner. She smiled, looked down towards the marble floor and back up to his gorgeous brown eyes, slowly shook her head from side to side. She put her hand gently behind the back of his head and slowly pulled his head towards hers. She whispered into his ear “Let’s go to bed.” He did not need telling twice.
It was her first time with her special man and she wanted him to remember it for the right reasons. She searched high and low for the perfect lingerie and finally settled on a red number, something a little different to what she would normally go for, but she wanted him to remember the moment forever.
http://www.e-lady.co.uk/anais-tin-tin.html It was well worth the £29.99!
E-Lady is an online store offering lingerie, outfits, beachwear and sex toys, all at reasonable prices. Check it out, give your partner something to remember! 😉
We all know what it is like when we meet someone new, and we fall head over heels in love with them. It does not matter what the do or say, as to you they are perfect. However, you should always be aware of what a healthy relationship consists of. This can keep you out of trouble. If you know the signs before you get into a relationship this should help you to attract the type of partner that you will actually be loved and cared by, and in return you can do the same and of course live happily ever after, just like you have always dreamed………well maybe not ‘ever after’ but for a long time at least, and at least you will be happy 🙂
So what is a healthy relationship?
A healthy relationship is a relationship where you feel happy, safe and secure. You completely trust your partner, you are not afraid of them, and they do not make unreasonable requests of you.
By now you should understand what is seen as a positive, healthy relationship. If you believe you are in one of these then a big ‘hi 5’ to the both of you and long may your happiness continue. If you have read this and feel you may be stuck in an unhealthy relationship maybe it is time to consider if the relationship is worth taking forward. Should you have found yourself in an abusive relationship where your partner is controlling or you have been groomed into things you are in a loving, healthy relationship, then you need to get out of it and quick. Stay strong, find local professionals to help you and you will be ok. Nothing in life can survive if it is toxic.
Applications are being accepted to travel to Ethiopia to report on Newborn Health. Do you have a great blog and robust following and believe in spreading awareness about maternal, child, and newborn health? Then consider applying for a fellowship with the International Reporting Project.
What an amazing opportunity! Good luck
Deadline: 21 April 2014
I have just read an article about palm oil and I am surprised at what is happening just so that the country can make enough of it for the demands. Apparently palm oil is in lots of our products, a full list can be found in the link above. In order to meet the demands more and more of the rainforests are being destroyed, therefore taking away the habitats of the animals and wildlife that live there. They are endangering lots of species and it always saddens me to see what we are doing to out planet in the name of vanity and greed.
You can read the full story here http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/palm_oil/ I realise it is not entirely reasonable or realistic to expect everyone to boycott the purchase of items which contact palm oil but I personally cannot support the destruction of rain forests. I was most surprised to see Body Shop on there as they are against animal testing and surely this goes against everything they stand for? I remember shopping there as a teenager buying their animal and fruit soaps, spending all my pocket money there because they were against animal testing and furthermore highlighted the animals which were endangered. It was almost like we were part of a campaign group (in our heads anyway, as we loved animals and really did care, we just did not know how to make a difference yet). So me and my friends used to go into the shop every Saturday morning, talking to the staff and purchasing yet another animal soap to show our support! Maybe it is because Anita Roddick no longer owns the company, does this mean that The Body Shop has lost its soul?
I felt I had to find out, so I visited http://www.bodyshop.com to seek the answer. Here is what the Body Shop had to say on the matter:
“Good news! Since 2011, 100% of the unmodified palm oil use in The Body Shop products has been certified sustainable by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). Our supplier, based in New Britain, Papua New Guinea, has been certified by RSPO.
The Body Shop’s soaps contain the largest percentage of sustainable palm oil out of all our products. All soaps at The Body Shop display the RSPO logo on the packaging, as a way of raising the profile of this important not-for-profit accreditation association.
Palm Oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world, used in everything from food to detergents, and increasingly also as a bio-fuel. The expansion of palm oil plantations has contributed to the destruction of the world’s ancient rainforests and endangers animal species such as orang-utans in Borneo and Sumatra.
Endangered species at increased risk from expanding palm oil plantations in this region include the:
This expansion has in some instances impacted the living conditions of Indigenous people in the communities surrounding palm-oil plantations, resulting in frequent conflict over land, forced evictions and human rights violations. This is why The Body Shop has made a commitment to responsible sourcing of palm oil.
Watch The Sustainable Palm Oil video to learn more about sustainable Palm Oil from the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF).
The Body Shop began working with Daabon, a Colombian group in 2007. Daabon was not certified by the RSPO, as a national standard for Colombia didn’t exist at the time; however it had passed an independent audit using the Roundtable’s criteria. We also carried out our own visits to their plantations.
In late 2009 a problem suddenly emerged with Daabon involving a piece of land that had been purchased by a consortium that included Daabon. Christian Aid, an international development charity and its local partner in Colombia claimed people living on the land protected by the consortium were being evicted to make way for a new palm oil plantation.
For its part, the consortium insisted they had bought the land in good faith, and there were no signs of the land being previously occupied. The Body Shop did not have a trading relationship with the consortium, but as soon as we heard about this new issue we thought it sensible to investigate the matter for ourselves.
We commissioned an independent study in partnership with Christian Aid, which revealed how complex the underlying legal and property questions really were. We used the results of the study to suggest a number of ways Daabon might help resolve the issue, which they did take on board. The Body Shop concluded that an acceptable long-term solution was unlikely to be found, and as a result stopped trading with Daabon.
Where possible, buy products that have been certified as sustainable.
This at least restores some faith. Hopefully the other companies will follow suit and join the RSPO, if they have not done so already.
If you would like the option of buying Palm Free products you can find a list here, kindly offered by Borneo Orangutan Survival website.