A Gift In A Gift : A Vlog

My Aunt & Uncle gave me a gift for my birthday over 3 weeks ago.

A picture frame with the light up words “Today Is A Good Day“.

Cute & thoughtful in itself, yet they put an extra personal touch on this.

On the back they wrote : “In case your having a bad day…Slide

Today something upset me (&& also I really wanted to know what was inside there after 3 weeks passed, come on, I lasted a good while right?!) So I slid it back.

I needed some cheering up && it worked. So thank you to them.

Watch the video to find out what was inside :)

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Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain – Willie Nelson

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Life can be hard….depending on how you view it.


Life in general? (tough situations aside) ;

Is precious. It moves quickly. It doesn’t stop. You cannot take a break. “Life Goes On

Focus only the positive sides. Negativity? Jebus it can drain you. 


You can be brought down by other people. Easily…only if you let them. 

So don’t

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Na Fianna – Sweet Home Alabama (Cover) – Rose Of Tralee 2015

Below is a video of “Na Fianna” performing their cover version of ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ during The “Rose of Tralee Festival 2015”. I’m definitely going to go see this band again. They were fun, upbeat, they interacted with the crowd and seemed to really enjoy what they do.

Also….

The dance moves by the accordion player were well impressive.

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Creans Lager | The Abbey Inn|Laugh’s At The Rose Of Tralee

Below is a video I created of footage I shot during The Rose Of Tralee Festival.

All good fun :)

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Man About Steak

 

He makes me steak. What more could I ask for?


One could ask for a lot in a relationship…but when do you know when your suppose to stop? What is ‘enough‘? . . .I’m talking about the ‘idealistic‘ view on relationships.

We all have an idealistic view on what we’d like our relationship’s to be like. The thing one has to remember in a relationship, is that there are two people. I sometimes have to refresh my mind with that very simple fact. 

When I think my relationship is going great? Or going terribly? I take a step back. Take time to myself and realize that we are two separate people, who have different goals and aspirations as our own people in life and that’s what makes it such an adventure!

Like all relationships, there are good & bad times, and I am honestly happy with who I am with. I can tell him anything, trust him with everything, and discuss any topic one could throw at me, and for that…I am so grateful.

He understands my health conditions && always does what he can to help me when I am in pain, he doesn’t mind that sometimes when he hugs me? It burns my skin. That some morning’s I can’t leave, some evenings I can’t call, as now & then I’m bed bound, and that I cry when I get stressed… truly over the smallest of thing’s. When I break down about losing my dad? He’s just there and comforts me.

I feel I have been irrational in my relationship in the past, haven’t we all? When I look back? I think to myself “What were you at?” Seriously. I wonder, silly Alanna. Iv’e have learned a lot from my mistakes in my relationship and by applying what Iv’e learned? Things are getting better and better. Happy as a Hippo.

What’s that famous Quote again?

Oh Yeah! : “Learn From Your Mistakes

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Himself Making The Steak.

 

 

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Fried Mince && Vegetables

I didn’t want to have pasta/garlic bread/spaghetti/wrap’s, the usual’s you have with mince, like Bolognese, Lasagna etc as too much of that makes me feel bloated and I always eat too much of it. Soooo, I decided to just have meats & veg.

Ingredients : Serves x 3

  • 1 x Red Pepper
  • 1 x Green Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • Half a bag of Mangetout.
  • 3 Tomato’s
  • Handful of Sesame Seeds
  • Parmesan Cheese (optional…but tasty)
  • 500g Beef/Turkey Mince 
  • 1 Clove of Garlic

Method :

  1. Fry the mince with chopped onions & crushed Garlic for 5 -7 minutes on a high heat.
  2. Add in chopped peppers and mangetout and some hot water so that it doesn’t stick to the pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Throw in chopped tomato’s to make it more juicy, and pine nuts for the last minute or two and then serve straight from the pan.
  4. Add on a spoon of Parmesan and *nom nom nom*
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Fried Mince with Vegetables

 

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Creativity, Come at me brah.

When I don’t work on my creativity for a long time? I get anxious and it builds up and now is time to do something about it.


I have many ideas in my head. Wonderful ideas, if I’m honest. I forget them…all the time. Why? Not enough time spent on what I love. So the ideas? They slip my mind.

Lyrics I should sing, Blog post’s I should share, Pictures I should draw, Videos I should record, Short Stories I should write. So many random idea’s pop into my mind daily, and Iv’e done little with them. I am angry that I have not focused on what makes me happy. We all have thing’s that make us happy, so why not do what makes you happy yourself? You have the power.

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Page No.1

Today I decided to buy a new notebook, a new diary, to add to the pile of about…10? I will write about how I feel, about life, relationships, friendships, family, the past, my memories, write about who I truly am, and not about the person people might think I am. I think we all have many personality traits, and only certain traits come out depending on who you are surrounded by. 

I wrote on the first page (see picture above) : You can Judge people before you know the full story, and when you think you know the full story. . . but you never really can know the full story, as we all tell stories differently

Sometimes, I believe many people are taken the wrong way, and we take people up the wrong way, before truly knowing the reason behind their actions. Quick Judgement’s. I believe it is best to be yourself in life, even though sometimes I truly find that difficult and can’t follow through on my own advice, I do hope I learn how to follow my own advice as I work on my creativity. 

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My purchases from Eason’s. Memories painted with colour.

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What People Inspire Me?

People who are themselves inspire me.

People who are passionate about what they love and do inspire me.

People who are grateful for what they have and are selfless inspire me.

People who smile inspire me.

People who care inspire me.

People who are patient and know how to relax, who don’t stress and worry inspire me. “Carefree Spirit’s” we’ll say.

People with great determination and perserverance inspire me.

And finally, people who don’t give a flying sh*t about what others think about them inspire me the most. 

Of course, that’s within reason. People who are themselves and know who they are and don’t give a hoot? Inspire me. People who dress the way they want and go after their dreams, no matter how unrealistic they may seem to others…inspire me.

I wish I could be like them, and that’s how they inspire me.

My Top 3 Inspirational People At the Moment, all for different reasons. 

  1. My Father. . .even though he’s passed, for all his life lessons, still inspire me.
  2. Beyonce. . .she chased her dreams, and keeps creating and chasing bigger & better dreams.
  3. Cara DeLevigne. . .for being herself and making the best of it. 
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My Dad

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Beyonce

Image taken from Wikipedia

Cara DeLevinge

(Images taken from Wikipedia : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page)

 

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