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The Self-Esteem Tag

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Hello everyone! How are you doing today?

I feel like I’ve been so busy lately that this blog has taken a hit and not been given my full attention, so I will try my best to be on it over the next few days! My cousin’s birthday get-together is tomorrow… but other than that I’ll make sure to give you all more posts this week! 🙂

Long story short… I am absolutely dreading tomorrow… my uncle’s sister always invites herself around to family gatherings when she’s not wanted and belittles everyone in her path. If you haven’t got a PhD in snobbery or met the queen, then you’re not worth anything in her eyes. It’s sad that she judges people on awards and certificates (that collect dust) rather than the personality and kindness of a person instead. But I guess it wouldn’t be a family get together without hiccups right? I’m sure everyone can relate to this in one way or another!

Anyway…for this tag I’ve been nominated by the very creative Laura. I’ve been following her blog for quite some time now and she always comes out with lots of thought-provoking and beautiful stuff. Be sure to follow if you haven’t already 🙂

Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you & link to their blog
  • Answer the 10 questions
  • Nominate & tag as many people as you’d like

Answers

What is one facial or physical feature you like most about yourself?

That would have to be my eyes – lots of people say how blue they are and even assume I’m wearing contacts from time to time. Or I guess I could say my legs because of how incredibly long they are, but it can be frustrating not being able to find jeans long enough, so I’ll stick to eyes 🙂

What values are most important to you?

I guess I would say being able to trust someone really close to you. Having being let down in the past by the ones you love makes you realise how important reliability is. Showing compassion and caring towards others, and of course being able to laugh with friends is super important too 😛

What is one personality trait that you like most about yourself?

Probably the fact that I’m very determined to succeed. I really want to have a good future and will do pretty much anything (other than screwing people over) to get it. I would consider myself a caring person too – being loyal to the people who are always there for me is something that comes naturally.

What is your definition of beautiful?

People with amazing personalities. It’s such a cliche, but looks will eventually fade, your personality won’t. I absolutely love kind, intelligent people that aren’t afraid to have a laugh on occasion. The people that will ring me up at 3 am and come over to check that I’m okay, or the spontaneous trips out to go crash a party, go jet skiing, or travel up the coast. You get the idea…

What is the last thing you did that made you smile or laugh?

I had to think then because it feels like a while since I’ve laughed properly. Watching Basil on Faulty Towers a week ago was funny for me. I followed the programme when I was little and staying the night at my granddads – the series is so light-hearted and hilarious at times! 🙂

That’s all for now folks! Hope you’ve enjoyed reading and I’ll be back again tomorrow with the other half of this post and my nominees. Goodnight and sweet dreams ❤

~Rose~

 

 

 

 

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Sunshine Blogger Award Part 2!

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Hey everyone,

So as I mentioned yesterday I have been nominated by the fantastic Hussein Allam for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Make sure you go check out his blog and my answers to the first half of this award!

My answers continued:

5. If you have millions of dollars what are you going to do with it?!

Jump up and down for joy and probably swim around in it haha 😛 But seriously, the first thing I would do is donate around 20% of it to charities, particularly cancer research and brain tumour research, which are very close to my heart. Then about 60% of it I would invest, and the remaining 20% would be used to buy holidays, new homes, cars, phones etc. for all my close friends and family!

6. Do you smoke?! If so why😄

No, I don’t.

7. What is your background?!

Wow haha! Where does a person even begin with a question like this?! I guess you could say I’m a bit of a science nerd. I’ve just graduated with a degree in Biological Sciences and been working as a Microbiologist until a few months ago when I became unemployed and travelled the world a bit more. I’ve been desperately trying to break the social pressures of been chained to a nine to five job every day and that’s why I initially started this blog – that and so I could keep a diary of my day to day life. After a while, I’ve realised that I genuinely like talking to all of you and so hopefully plan to continue for a while!

P.s. As the name suggests, I absolutely love travelling! I wish I could do it every day and have a bucket list of everything I want to see.

8. Do you like reading novels?! If yes what is your favourite novel?

Yes I love reading novels! It would take me ages to figure out my favourite one but I’ve been reading Paula Hawkins recently, so I would recommend that. Otherwise, Mark Haddon and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time is one that I really enjoyed reading when I was younger.

9. Are you 24 hours online on WordPress site?

No, I’m not on here all the time. I usually come online between 21:00 – 00:00 GMT time to write a post at the end of the day and to talk to you lovely people, or sometimes even earlier if I’m not too busy throughout the day!

My nominees:

Laura

Julie

Sparsha

Pharaoh Maktuk

Mel

Logan

My questions:

  1. What is your biggest regret in life?
  2. Which book has been the most influential on you?
  3. If there was one person, alive or dead you could meet to spend a couple hours with to chat, who would it be and why?
  4. Are you a cat or a dog person?
  5. If you could talk to your younger self, what would you say?
  6. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
  7. What inspires you when blogging?
  8. If you could take 5 items on a desert island with you, what would they be?
  9. At what moment in your life have you felt the happiest?
  10. What genre of music do you enjoy listening to?
  11. What is your biggest secret? ( Don’t worry about sharing anything too personal!)

Please go check out all of my nominees blogs too, they all post about really amazing stuff!

Bye for now!

~Rose~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How to visit Paris on a budget: Arc de Triomphe and Musee d’Orsay

Hello! How are you doing today?

I’m pretty sure there must be some sort of apocalypse happening in England, because the temperatures rose to around 29 degrees today! It was so strange, but I’m not complaining about it at all! 🙂 How is the weather where you are?

Right, I left off yesterday with How to visit Paris on a budget: Moulin Rouge and Montmartre!, so I thought I’d continue with some more money saving tips on day 2.

  • Day 2 tips

DO: Carry some I.D or official documents with you

DON’T: Carry excessive amounts of money around

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On the second day of travelling, we decided to visit the famous Arc de Triomphe. After shortly arriving at the correct tube station, we were baffled as to how people managed to reach the Arc. In case you aren’t already aware, the entire thing is surrounded by an incredibly chaotic roundabout where everybody has the same right of way. There are at least 5 lanes of traffic around the attraction and therefore seemed impossible to reach without getting yourself killed first. At last, we walked around further and finally found a set of underground steps leading to the monument.

It was then that I found out that people under 18, or 18-25 and a citizen of and EU country and job seekers etc. could enter for free. I hadn’t considered this when leaving the hotel, but thankfully remembered I had taken a picture of my passport before leaving and showed them this. I would therefore recommend carrying some I.D. or official documents around with you. It is also incredibly useful to look online at free entry into places, as the majority of attractions have this offer.

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On the other hand, make sure you don’t carry excessive amounts of money with you. Paris is well-known for hundreds of pick-pocketers lining the streets. Many of them will even try to distract you by asking for directions, or by placing a bracelet on your wrist and then forcing you to buy it from them. Please don’t fall for any of these tricks and make sure to watch your bag at all times!

DO: Allow plenty of time for queues and viewing of attractions

DON’T: Arrive an hour before closing

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The next place on our list was Musee d’Orsay. For me, it was definitely up there as one of my favourite attractions in Paris and a must-see for anyone wanting to visit. However, if you are planning to go, make sure you arrive a few hours before the closing time. The queues at rush hour can take up to an hour and the galleries themselves up to 2 days inside! We only had approximately 3 hours here and ending up running around trying to see everything. There absolutely thousands of works of art, so ensure you take breaks along the way and carry some water with you!

In my opinion, there are so many beautiful pieces of art, from Monet to Whistler’s mother, even to the huge clock which fills the main room.

Hope you enjoyed reading. Who are your favourite artists?

~Rose~

 

 

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My ventures to the city of love… PARIS!!

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Hey fellow bloggers! How are you doing?

More interviews (panic!)

I have had an unbelievably busy day today consisting of one morning and then an afternoon interview. Not only this, but I stayed up into the early hours of the morning trying to prepare for them. One of the jobs is at a local school in one of the labs, and as a result, I had to read endless policies on child protection before the interview. Everything had been researched and all the safeguarding policies memorised, when I found 30 documents on the school website regarding safeguarding. It was a complete nightmare! Each document was at least 20 pages long, so there was no chance I could read (and remember) everything prior to entering the building. I simply crossed my fingers and went in. Hopefully I’ll find out soon how that went!

My blog in the next few days!

As many of you know, I spoke about my My Singaporean Adventure a few weeks ago. I also visited Paris earlier this year with my mum as a Christmas present to her. The past year hasn’t been too good for mum and I, so I thought it would be a lovely treat to buy her a ticket to Paris for Christmas. It was incredibly cold, but lovely to have a break away from everything for a few days!

Anyway… I thought I would give you the low-down on where the nicest places are to visit in Paris and of course the main attractions you must visit! Stay tuned if you want to hear more tomorrow!

Have a lovely evening 🙂

~Rose~

 

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Inspirational quote of the day!

 

 

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“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

– Steve Jobs

 

~Rose~

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Memories of a childhood: Barbecues and rubber duck races

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Hey everyone!

I went outside today for some fresh air and to spend time with my mum in Delph. Delph is a really small village near to where I live and as we passed through, we spotted a rubber duck race and decided to stop. At first I was slightly concerned about the environmental waste issues surrounding the ducks being released onto the river. However, I was reassured that the ducks would be collected at the end of the race, and the majority of the money raised would be going to charity.

I felt like a big kid again!  

The event was packed full of families, with children shouting for their ducks and adults queuing up for hot dogs and burgers. It made me smile how one race could connect so many people together and create so much enjoyment for the little kids. I wanted to throw on my wellies and wade through the river – on the stepping stones – like I did when I was younger. Paddle up and down and run through the forest with my cousins playing tag or hide and seek.

As Johnny Depp says:

“Growing old is unavoidable, but never growing up is possible. I believe you can retain certain things from your childhood if you protect them – certain traits, certain places where you don’t let the world go.”

When was the last time that you felt like a big kid or felt free from worries, or responsibilities? Let me know in the comments below!

~Rose~