Looking ahead.

Do you spend more time thinking about the future or the past? Why?

I am absolutely elated at the prospect of thinking about the future rather than the past because the future is full of endless possibilities! Dwelling in past events often only leads to feelings of nostalgia or regret, and while there is certainly a time and place for reflecting on our experiences, I believe that looking forward with excitement and anticipation is what truly fuels us.


By focusing my energy on what could happen rather than what has already happened, I am able to approach each day with an open mind and a positive outlook.

The future holds so much promise – new opportunities, new friendships, new experiences – and by keeping my sights firmly set ahead of me, I know that anything is possible. So let’s embrace the path ahead with enthusiasm and see where it takes us!

The words – open to new opportunities, written in chalk on a black background. Photo by Anna Tarazevich on Pexels.com

Crazy business.

Come up with a crazy business idea.

I am bursting with excitement to share my craziest business idea yet – pasta clothes! Imagine wearing your favorite dish, and feeling like a walking work of art. My innovative concept involves using different varieties of pasta as the base material for our clothing line. From spaghetti strap tops to fusilli skirts, the possibilities are endless.

I envision bright, bold colours that celebrate the uniqueness of each type of pasta, paired with creative design elements like bows made from bowtie pasta and accents crafted from penne noodles. The vision for this idea doesn’t stop at fashion either – we could expand into accessories like noodle necklaces and purse straps made from macaroni.


Our brand would be playful, quirky and truly one-of-a-kind. Pasta is already a beloved staple in so many households, why not make it an incredible fashion statement too? It’s a wild idea, but I have no doubt it would take off if given the chance!

A background of spaghetti sticks, on which there are pasta bows. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

Garden Time

What activities do you lose yourself in?

I love to lose myself in gardening. When I am working in the garden, every worry and stress just melts away, as I get lost in the task at hand. The smell of fresh soil and plants is therapeutic for me, and seeing my hard work pay off with blooming flowers or a bountiful harvest is so rewarding.

I love how this activity allows me to connect with nature and also gives me a sense of responsibility for taking care of something living. There is just something so satisfying about getting my hands dirty and watching something grow from what was once just a seed or a small plant.

Gardening helps me slow down and appreciate the little things in life while providing some much-needed exercise and fresh air!


Tattoo, or not to Tattoo….

What tattoo do you want and where would you put it?

Personally, tattoos are not my thing. I appreciate them on other people and can definitely see how they can hold great personal significance for someone, but when it comes to my own body, I just can’t imagine permanently marking myself in that way.

Tattoo of a bird on someone’s shoulder blade. Photo by Dominika Roseclay on Pexels.com

For one thing, the idea of being stuck with a design for the rest of my life is a bit daunting. Plus, while there are certainly skilled tattoo artists out there who do amazing work, there’s always a risk of something going wrong or the design not coming out quite the way you imagined.

Finally, as much as I don’t like to place too much importance on what others might think of me, there’s still a little voice in my head that worries about how tattoos could affect general social interactions.

All that being said though, I’ve still got mad respect for anyone who chooses to get inked – it takes guts and commitment!


Childhood cartoons

What’s your favorite cartoon?

Ah, He-Man and Dungeons and Dragons – the quintessential childhood cartoons that sent us on wild adventures and fuelled our imaginations! He-Man with his rippling muscles and Prince Adam alter ego, defending Eternia against Skeletor’s evil plans. Who didn’t want to be a hero like him? And then there was Dungeons and Dragons, a show that made us believe we too could journey into an alternate magical realm full of villains and heroic quests. It’s time travel multiplied by infinity!


These classics had themes all over the place – courage in battle, teamwork in the face of adversity; inspire us to stand up for what we believe is right, champion those weaker than ourselves. The art style managed to capture our attention so well as they juxtaposed well with each other. Both shows still entertain today proving their enduring legacy among old-school cartoon lovers like myself.


Education Matters.

What’s the hardest decision you’ve ever had to make? Why?

We all know that a good solid education is incredibly important. What you learn in your childhood and teens is the basis on which you start building the rest of your life.

We all understand the significance of receiving a quality education. The knowledge and skills acquired during childhood and adolescence serve as the foundation for the rest of our lives.

As someone who was born with a disability, I have had the opportunity to attend both mainstream and specialized schools. One of the most significant decisions I made as a child was to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of each educational setting. I had to choose between a mainstream school, which caters to a diverse student population, and a specialized school that focuses on teaching and supporting students with disabilities.


As I approached high school age, I realized that the decision I was about to make would have a significant impact on my education and social life. It was a crucial moment that required careful consideration. Not only would it affect my academic performance and any future exams, but it would also shape my social interactions and experiences. Therefore, I knew that I needed to weigh my options carefully and make an informed decision that would set me on the right path towards success.

As a student, I heavily relied on the use of a computer to complete the majority of my school work. However, for certain tasks, I required physical assistance from a classroom assistant. It quickly became apparent that attending a mainstream school would result in me standing out from my peers by having my own helper. In order to avoid this, I made the decision to seek out a school that could meet my needs seamlessly, allowing me to be on equal footing with my classmates.


It’s a Musical.

What movies or TV series have you watched more than 5 times?

It has of course got to be the beautifully produced & well known ‘The Sound of Music’.

The Sound of Music was a masterpiece that showcased the talents of Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, who played the roles of Maria and Captain von Trapp, respectively.


The film was set in Austria during the Nazi occupation, and it told the story of a young woman who became a governess to the seven children of a widowed naval captain. Maria’s love for music and her free-spirited nature brought joy and laughter to the von Trapp household, but their happiness was threatened by the looming threat of war.

The Sound of Music was a timeless classic that continues to inspire generations with its message of hope, love, and courage. Its iconic songs, such as “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things,” have become part of our cultural heritage, and its story of resilience and triumph over adversity will always resonate with audiences around the world.


I do too much.

What could you do less of?


What do I do too much of, and need to do less of? The answer to that has to be worrying, I worry about stuff and turn it round and around in my head coming up with all the awful results that could happen if I do or say something, and then put it off instead.

That of course means things do go wrong, I need to just learn to be brave and do or say what I want/am thinking, and then apologise if necessary.

I am an introvert which doesn’t help, as it’s my natural instinct to keep things to myself. I know I write this blog, but otherwise I am actually an incredibly private person, so I tend not to share my worries.

Superstitious or otherwise.

Are you superstitious?

Superstitions are funny things, some people believe in them and some people don’t. I think some people just take part in them, not because they believe in them, but because they think, well why take risk. I’ll avoid it just in case!

Black cat sat in a plant pot. Photo by Katarzyna Modrzejewska on Pexels.com

I believe in many things that can’t be proved by science, but as far as superstitions go, I’m more of a realest I might use the phrases but I don’t really believe in them as such.

Some superstitions of course are just common sense for example, why walk under a ladder? You could easily knock it over by accident sending the poor person at the top flying, or knocking off that pot of paint off the ladder sending it all over your head.


Black cats don’t actually seem that much different to any other cat, they all do pretty much what they want!

If you are superstitious I will respect that, but just don’t expect me to get worried about it too.


I’ve learnt

What is the last thing you learned?

I know it’s essential to plan ahead and check details etc….. especially when you rely on others to help with some things.


Recent experience have taught me that, however organised you are, you can only be as organised and reliable as the weakest link in your plans.

Big companies (not care providers in this case) seem to be indifferent to the fact you need them to do their job, in order to be able to do what you want/need to do when you need to. They kinda think there’s no great hurry.

Diary open with the days of the week written on the pages.