Thursday, 29 November 2012

Walt Disney Love

There is something about Disney that I absolutely adore. Every Disney film is put together so well, is so imaginative and so special, I don't think there's anyone out there who can't see it. The true sparkle in life comes from within, and in my opinion, comes from imagination. Disney, both the man and the company, always gets it right. He can be quoted for many inspirational messages, which like every Disney film has ever done, always makes me look at life in a brighter, more optimistic way. My love for Disney continued when Chris and I were about a year into our relationship, he knew how much I loved Disney and that I had never been to Disneyland and he decided this needed to be put right. We went on a long weekend, and it is still the best place I have ever been. I think my 3 days in Disneyland were truly the happiest 3 consecutive days of my life. It felt so magic, not only to be surrounded by what I have loved passionately for years, but to have Chris there with me, equally as happy as I was because he could see how much it meant to me. I knew then, even at such an early point in our relationship that he really cared about me and I knew we would have a wonderful future together. Disney has been and will continue to be a very important part of my life, and my life with Chris.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

My True Love

We all need a loving friend or family member that picks us up when we're down. That special someone who makes life that little bit brighter. The one who snuggles you and keeps you warm on the cold, wet days. He's the one who knows when I'm down, or sick, or anxious. He's the one who sleeps next to me every night and wakes up with me every morning. The one who puts a smile on my face every single day and makes every little second of life that much more enjoyable. The one who loves me absolutely and completely unconditionally. No matter what I weigh, what I look like, what I've done, he'll be there with me.

Yep, I'm actually talking about my cat, Maximus! Of course all these things are true for my fiancee, Chris, too, but there's something about my cat that just makes me so happy. I can't argue with him, he never leaves the toilet seat up, he never complains about anything that I do for him. He just loves me for me. No matter what.

I don't mind admitting that I'm a crazy cat lady, there really are very few things better in life than a good pet with an amazing personality. I don't know what I'd do without my Max, I look forward to seeing his face every single day and I am totally in love with him!

Friday, 23 November 2012

Wonderful words from unlikely places

I found this online and I just had to share it. It really tugs on the heartstrings and shows how much words can mean. (I don't know if it's 100% true - I hope it is - but it's still nice...)

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, they found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.
One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old 
man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ‘anonymous’ poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses?… … What do you see?
What are you thinking… … when you’re looking at me?
A cranky old man… … not very wise,
Uncertain of habit… … with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food… … and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice… … ‘I do wish you’d try!’
Who seems not to notice… … the things that you do.
And forever is losing… … A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not… … lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding… … The long day to fill?
Is that what you’re thinking?… … Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse… … you’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am … … As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding… … as I eat at your will.
I’m a small child of Ten… … with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters… … who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen… … with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now… … a lover he’ll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty… … my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows… … that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now… … I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide… … And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty… … My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other… … With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons… … have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me… … to see I don’t mourn.
At Fifty, once more… … Babies play ‘round my knee,
Again, we know children … … My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me… … My wife is now dead.
I look at the future… … I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing… … young of their own.
And I think of the years… … And the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old man… … and nature is cruel.
It’s jest to make old age… … look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles… … grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone… … where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass… … A young man still dwells,
And now and again… … my battered heart swells
I remember the joys… … I remember the pain.
And I’m loving and living… … life over again.
I think of the years, all too few… … gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact… … that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people… … open and see.
Not a cranky old man… …
Look closer… see … … . . ME!!

Thursday, 22 November 2012

A New Start

Hello to anyone who might be reading this - some of you will probably know that I have had a blog for quite some time over at, however I have recently become bored of it and haven't really known what to write about. I think that a lot of this is down to the fact that I didn't really have a theme. I was writing about anything and everything - my life, my uni work, sometimes fashion and beauty and to be honest I don't think it gelled very well together. I am planning to write on the same things on this blog but focusing on the things that are a little bit different. I'm told that I'm quite a strange girl, and as I have a lot of hobbies and interests that girls my age aren't very often into, I plan on focusing on that.

I really hope that anyone who was following my other blog who is still interested in what I have to say comes over - I will be posting over there so that hopefully those who are interested will find this little corner of the internet. I'm really looking forward to getting started and will post again very soon!