Saturday, 30 August 2014

Back to School :)

Heyyy :)

Who better than a bit of Dr.zeus  for today's
quote of the day 
So September is here and a lot of young people are heading back to school and the work load looks awful, the drama, stress and teachers that hate you for no reason but do you know what makes it okay ? STATIONARY :D  Going into the new academic year I have kitted myself out with all the stationary I could ever need and am really happy with it :) and you know what ? I think that makes it just about bearable :) Even if I probably will have nothing but a pen that I borrowed off a friend and half a packet of gum to my name within a week ;) I am actually looking forward to the new year . Fresh starts, a chance to work hard, focus and do well because I believe if you go to school with a negative attitude grumbling about wishing you were still in bed, how much you hate school and how much you are bored in every single lesson and just want to curl up into a little ball and sleep behind the stage when your head teacher is attempting to motivate the school in the first assembly of the year whilst looking like he wished he was in a private jet getting away from here as quick as possible ..and trust me we all feel this way. But you are not going to do well if you refuse to make the best of the situation . So buckle down and do your best with a smile on your face and a highlighter in your hand :) If you get to school and end up with 50 million pieces of homework due in on Thursday with  no exceptions .. well you might as well make a list ... no ! A colour coded list :D Already things feel better because you're adding colour and making it accessible and when you plan out your work because you're going to have to do it in the end, so you might as well do it now. you will feel so much better about it knowing what you are doing . How about you make yourself a little work space and buy folders for each subject, look up for cool ways to decorate them on YouTube and make a decision to work your very hardest this year :) Because I don't care if your top in the class or bottom, there is no reason why you can't prove everyone wrong and do AMAZING because that's what you are, amazing and I reckon that this could be your year to show that to the world <3

Keep this in your mind always <3

 You can get through anything and become anything . You CAN prove them wrong it's going to feel great when you stand up and say " I did this " and if it doesn't work out well at least you can say "I tried this " Which is a lot better than regretting the smug look on the face of a person person who thought you couldn't do everything and anything because I see the fire in your eyes behind the fear of not getting there because I know you can do anything if only you believe in you <3 Why wouldn't you ? I do :) 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 
Good luck with the new school year and  your fresh start and realising how much potential you have to do the extraordinary if you only try, keep a positive mind set and most importantly, refuse to ever give up :) 
Much love, love much-ly 

P.s. Fun Fact : When Darwin discovered the Galapagos tortoises, he tried to ride them!

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Monday, 25 August 2014

The Hopefuls :)

Heyyyyy :) 

Today I would like to talk about The Hopefuls :) I frequently talk about the hopefuls, hopeful notes and Carrie Hope Fletcher on this blog, mainly because it has, over the last year ; become a massive part of my life <3 Many big YouTuber's have followers which are a fandom but the hopeful's are more of a lifestyle choice in which they choose to spread kindness, positivity and love to strangers and any individual that needs it, which in my opinion is everyone because everyone no matter what should be shown kindness because kindness is a reflection of you not the recipient <3 Around a year ago I discovered Carrie Hope Fletcher's YouTube channel, ItsWayPastMyBedTime . As a direct result I discovered a kind, compassionate young woman who's loving words were enough to inspire every person who watched her video's and to make them believe in their dreams deemed 'unachievable', once more :) That person was and is Carrie Hope Fletcher . 

The Hopefuls are widely recognised as Carrie's followers . We are Mainly named so after her middle name 'Hope' but I and many other hopeful's think there is a lot more to it than that . There is no set definition of what or who the Hopeful's are but I asked hopefuls of the hopeful forum ( more on that later ) and from replies it's clear to see it means something different to every individual hopeful but it couldn't be more the same . For me, the hopefuls are people who are trying to show the same compassion to strangers and everyone around them as they have seen Carrie do and they are hopeful for a better, more positive, loving and accepting society as a result of that . It's clear to see that from projects such as the " Things I'll never say " and " The Hopeful Notes" All we want is kindness, happiness and a better world . 

  1. 1.
    feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
    "a hopeful sign"
    synonyms:optimistic, full of hope, confident, positive, buoyant, sanguine, bullish,cheerful,
    assured, expectant, anticipative, disposed to look on the bright side; More

  1. 1.
    a person likely or hoping to succeed
  1. "promotion hopefuls Huddersfield"

Above is the definition of Hopeful I found when I typed it into Google . As I mentioned previously every hopeful defines it differently, but here's my definition : 

The Hopefuls 

  1. Followers of Carrie Hope Fletcher spreading kindness as inspired by her projecting happiness and never-ending optimism about the future and pursuing her dreams .
  2. A group of people hopeful to change the world for better with kindness without one leader but a group of friends ; Carrie is not a leader but part of us , she also wants to spread happiness just like us .
  3. Hopefuls are pirates at sea with the world at their feet sailing on waves made of stars. Whom take only sadness from the ships of people passing by. On their travels, however long or difficult their own voyage is, they sprinkle a shimmering glitter into the dark ocean . It may not be much but Hopefuls a happy with the thought that maybe, just maybe ; it might be enough to give hope to those lost at sea <3
One of my favourite things about the hopefuls is how lovely and supportive they are as a community <3 You only have to read a few threads on the hopeful forum and you will see the love and kindness they project . I've never seen such a entirely un-judgemental group on the internet :) If you ever need support or advice just go to the hopeful forum because I promise they will do their best and will make you feel so so welcome <3 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) Stay Hopeful ^-^
( My best friend laughed at me when I called that last one 'the cute little internet face thingy-ma-bob' hehe

Carrie Hope Fletcher has changed me and my life for the better <3 I have been inspired to be a better happier person and she pressed that button inside me that reminded me that I can achieve my dreams . You can do anything however impossible it seems... I mean anyone can do the possible, so where's the fun in that ? :) I've never been happier than I am right now, despite all the problems I'm facing. I am determined to stay hopeful because nothing makes me happier than watching a stranger pick up a hopeful note that I left and knowing that maybe just maybe it might be enough to give hope to those lost at 
sea <3 

Much love, Love much-ly 
DontBurstMyBubble xxx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Smiley Sundays - #100happydays : day 79 - 85

Heyyyyy :)

I'm feeling smiley now despite already having written a Smiley Sunday post , what ? Ten minutes ago aha :) Listing the good things from your week can really help you to see that it isn't all that bad even if you're feeling a bit rubbish at that moment I promise there's good things :) Although my bum is going a lil bit numb from all this sitting down writing for hours and hours but oh well :) You're worth it <3

#100happysdays : day 79 ( Monday )

I can barely contain my excitement to see my best friend for the first time in weeks today :D I've missed her so much and the laughs that come with her :) Unfortunately I have to go to work first . For the last two weeks of the summer holiday I'm going to be helping out at a summer school for year 6's moving up to year 7 to make friends and I actually really enjoyed helping out and watching the kids play benchball .. I was actually kind of jealous that I couldn't join in aha :) After picking up my best friend ( and taking the mayonnaise from her house because we think the one her mum buys tastes better ... yeah her mum did give me a weird look as I walked out her house with it but oh well :') ) We went back to mine, made double pizza ( we made pizza on wraps and put them on top of each other .... BEST. IDEA. EVER ! )  watched some comedies and then she decided that we should play innuendo bingo ... if you don't know what it is then look it up .. all I can say is I spat A LOT of water on my best friends face .... ummm I missed you ? ;) 

#100happydays : day 80 ( Tuesday ) 

Work again . Ummm yay ? It wasn't that bad actually, I really enjoyed helping the kids to sow the purses they were making .. even if I did have to thread about a hundred needles :/ I mean seriously ? How hard can it be aha :) After work I had to go to NewLook quick to get my school uniform and as it turned out I also desperately needed a dress ... and a Harry Potter top ... I mean you can never have too many Harry Potter tops right ? ;) Whilst I was there, the writing underneath the plastic manikins made me giggle . Then I went to my boyfriends house where we watched the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special and just thinking of Christmas made me feel all warm and fuzzy :) I seriously can't wait for Christmas :D It's going to be so awesome I really want to make loads of home made gifts this year so get ready for loads of DIY blog posts through the build up to  Christmas because I have been scrolling pinterest for days looking for ideas and its not even the end of August yet :) <3 I also found these really cool pictures on Facebook and I thought I'd share them with you because ummm they're Frozen ... Is there a better reason for anything ;) 

 #100happydays : day 81 ( Wednesday ) 

Today I saw my favourite musical that I one day want to be in. For the first time ever ! One things for sure , I've changed for good ;) Wicked was absolutely breath-taking <3 The casting was fantastic and all the singing was amazing I loved the whole thing :D Oh my gosh I can't even get over how good it was <3 Please, if you get the chance, go and see it because its just wonderful :) Also feel free to tell me your favourite musicals in the comments <3 Despite the excitement of going to see wicked and believe my it did not disappoint but surpassed my expectations ; I couldn't help but feel a little nervous all day knowing that tomorrow was results day for all GCSE students but when scrolling through pinterest I found a quote that made me feel a whole lot better and I feel like It would do everyone good to remember Mr.Disney's words <3

#100happysdays : day 82 ( Thursday ) 

Arghhh the day everyone's been dreading .... results day . It wasn't that bad , I was pretty happy with my results :) Turns out Mr.Disney was right ;) After I got some results I treated myself to some awesome socks from river island because I love love LOVE socks :)  Congratulations and a massive well done to everyone who got their GCSE results to day , I'm proud of each and every one of you . I'm also proud of the people who didn't get what they wanted, I'm proud of you for trying and I'm proud of you for the moment when you pick yourself up saying I tried my best and now I'm going to try harder <3 You only need enough to get you on to the next stage, so seriously, A* rarely matter unless you want to go to medical school in which case there are Re-takes . If you are disappointed with a result because a friend did better ... you are NOT them. You should compare yourself to no one but you . All you need to do is YOUR best not someone else's and if it's your best then oh my gosh I'm proud of you <3 I love you for being you and the only person you need to show, is yourself <3 Finally, please remember ; it's a grade on a bit of paper , that's all. It most certainly does not define you as a person . You are amazing and will continue to be so regardless of what a stranger looking at some scribbles you left on an exam paper thinks . You are good at something and it's okay if that's not maths or science or art ! I promise you're good at something even if you haven't found it yet ! Maybe you're good at making people feel good ! You can't take an exam in that, but I can't think of something more important to be able to do <3 You're perfect no matter what :) 

" Be Somebody who makes Everybody Feel like a Somebody " 
- Kid President 

#100happydays : day 83 ( Friday ) 

I had a Great day at work today, mainly because I got to join in as the kids played bench ball  :) Yayyy aha :) After work I attempted to get changed, straighten my hair, do my make up and tidy my room in half an hour which involved some serious multitasking aha but I got it done just in time.. but something had to go wrong, so my boyfriends family stood awkwardly at the door looking rather confused as I tried to mouth I've look the key, whilst my sister ran around up stairs trying to find it in her bag.. well at least missing keys make life interesting I guess :) Me and my boyfriend then sat in my room whilst I got all excited about Christmas plans and shopping trips and ahhhh Christmas !!! :D I can't even think about it without getting over excited aha :) We went through books of Christmas recipe's trying to work out how we could make awesome Christmas themed cupcakes :) The penguin ones were my favourite <3 By around nine o'clock I was exhausted so we snuggled up in front of the TV laughing happily at The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice ... You can always rely of Jo Brand for a good giggle :) 

#100happydays : day 84 ( Saturday ) 

After spending most of today in town with my friends having a lovely time and drinking hot chocolate ( even the day didn't feel right without my best friend there because she'd gone on holiday :( ) I came home and hurriedly got ready because today is the 23rd of September 2014 . Today is the day the Doctor returns and I am going to see it on the big screen at the cinema ! YAYYYYY :D I was unsure about the new doctor ( Peter Capaldi ) But I really enjoyed the start of the new series <3 I loved all the jokes about Scottish independence and was nearly jumping out of my seat with excitement when I caught on to the link between this episode and the David Tennant episode ; " The Girl Behind The Fireplace " I loved it and can't wait for next Saturday to find out what amazing antics The Doctor and Clara will be off on next ! :D 

#100happydays : day 85 ( Sunday ) 

Honestly the best part of today is now . Looking back on my week which I thought was a bit ( a lot ) rubbish and realising that It was actually pretty good especially when I focus on the good and cut out all the bad :) I'm so relieved to be all caught up with my blog posts and can finally start writing all the ideas buzzing round in my head :) To top it all off .. my dad bought me a Daim bar so life is pretty good :) 

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

And remember, "Always take a Banana to a party " ... If you got that, You are awesome :) 

Much Love, Love Much-ly 
DontBurstMyBubble xxx

Smiley Sundays - #100happydays day 72 -78

Good Afternoon my beautiful friend :)

As a direct result of my holiday throwing me off schedule, feeling rubbishy all week and being lazy and confused without school days to keep me knowing when I need to write and post ... this is my first ever smiley Sunday  post that has actually been posted on a Sunday.... and its a week late :') I'm so sorry please don't hate me it's just I have so many idea in my head ( mainly christmassy ones ) and the fact that I have to write this when I want to write them just puts me off doing this despite how much I love it when I'm doing it :) So this is the Smiley Sunday post from the week I was on holiday in Ireland where the people are ever so friendly to the point where I feel like I might actually belong there ... no seriously ! They smile back :D

#100happydays : day 72 ( Monday )

Where I belong <3 
Nothing that has to be done, A five minute walk to a beach of sapphire seas lapping at the golden sands and a day in your holiday home with your sister and her boyfriend who hasn't been in the sea in years ( honestly I think he was more excited that me ! ) . What else would you do than throw on your favourite summer dress over your swimming costume and run into the sea .... before running back out again immediately ... WAIT WHAT ! That's not what happens on the beach on the movies ? Oh wait the movies an't set in freezing cold Ireland ;) Regardless we edged back in inch by inch , dodging seaweed and believe me that's difficult because despite what you may think there's quite a lot of seaweed in the sea aha :) I just so happen to have a phobia of seaweed and a love of swimming in the sea -_- typical ;) Never the less from the moment I started swimming I couldn't stop smiling, ever part of me wanted to be a mermaid like Ariel and stay there forever ! Meanwhile every part of my sisters feet went blue so no longer able to ignore her moaning we left the sea for a while to let my wuss of a sister recover her normal colour because apparently she didn't like being blue ( a bit racist to the Smurf's don't you think ? ;) ten minutes later she announced that she'd realised the water had made the colour of her shoes run and dye her feet blue ... and then it started to rain so we went back home and had a lovely warm shower. However funny it was the highlight of my day had to be unleashing my inner mermaid in the icy cold sea's and it couldn't have been more worth the cold I had for the rest of the week ;)

#100happydays : day 73 ( Tuesday )

:o    No. Words. Needed.
Time to explore the local ( well not so local I guess it was an hour away but still worth it ) town :) Today me, my sister and her boyfriend went to look around a town and it was great :) We found that the Irish have all the same shops as us they just change the names  :) We went to 'Dealz' which is " part of the Poundland family " where everything was $ 1.49 ... apart from the things that weren't in which case they cost .. well anything aha :') We also found  'Penney's ' which is " part of the Primark family "  ... are you beginning to see what I mean about changing names aha ;) Despite this I did buy a Batman Top from 'Penney's' . However I feel the most important thing to tell you is as follows : I FOUND A CHOCOLATE CAFE !!!!!!!!! This is the best discovery ever and I would like to know why we don't have ' Lily O'brians Chocolate Cafe ' In England  :D I had the most amazing banoffee pie there ! Mmmm just thinking about it makes my mouth water , it was absolutely delicious ! But most importantly , the sign outside said " Hot Chocolate Stop " This made my day .. I think we should start a campaign for the well-being of all Brit's " Hot Chocolate Stops throughout England " to compensate us for the freezing, stormy weather that lashes out at us on a daily basis aha ;)

#100happydays : Day 74 ( Wednesday )

" It does not do to dwell on dreams and
 forget to live " - Albus Dumbledore 
Another day at the beach ! Woo :D After we froze every part of us and someone's dog ( We have no idea who owns this dog ) Seemed to attach itself to us so he came for a swim too ( he kept bringing me rocks and every time I fell over in the sea he swam out to check that I was alright so I named him ...*Dramatic Drum Roll ! * ..... " Rocky The Lifedog " :) I like names aha ) We headed home and drank hot chocolate whilst reading my book . I've always wanted to read the harry potter books and I don't know why I never have because I am a massive fan ( Woooo Hufflepuff ;) ) I went to the Harry Potter studios and wrote a post about it which you can find here <3  and ever since I have been determined to read the Series of books :) Today I finished " Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone " I enjoyed it way more than I thought I would and would happily spend the rest of my life curled up in an oversized hoodie, drinking hot chocolate, listening to BriBry's music and reading Harry Potter .. and sometimes when I'm feeling particularly like being the wreck less teenager you all know I am ... I might add marshmallows to that hot chocolate ;)

#100happydays : day 75 ( Thursday )

It's a long story why she's called Beep Beep aha :) 
This morning I was feeling a less than fantastic but my friend sent me a really cute text that made me smile and you should never underestimate the power of a smile because it picked me back up again <3 So with my smile back in tact we went to look around one of the ships that's transported Emigrants from Ireland to America during the famine and it was really interesting however me being me , my favourite part was when I got to ring the ships bell which is meant to give you good luck :) I hope it does <3 Take every wish and good luck token you are offered because although they may not be responsible for your fate, they may give you the belief to pursue it :) You have everything you need to be the amazing human I already know you have the power to be, You just have to find the button that lets you realise what I already know is inside you .. but trust me it's beautiful <3

#100happydays : day 76 ( Friday )

Today we went to look around another town and we I bought a really cute mug and a patch for my boyfriends bag with the Irish Flag on ( It will look good next to all the slipknot and other metal music ones don't you think ? ;) ) I'm beginning to notice how everything in Ireland has to be labelled Irish as if just in case it was an English pepper and we'd poisend it aha ;) No joke they actually labeled to peppers Irish pepper, there were Irish Tic Tac's, "Irish Pride" bread, the list could go on forever aha but it made me happy everytime I looked at food . However the highlight of my day came when I realised that post box's here are GREEN ! I have no idea why it makes me so happy, but it honestly does :) I guess it really is the little things, eh . :)

#100happydays : day 77 ( Saturday )

Struggling to eat with those annoying
wooden spoon things aha :) 
Home time :( Today we're leaving the lovely Irish folk who smile back for the sarcastic Brit's who look at me like I've punched them in the face when I say " Have a nice day " But I guess I have the memories to keep me warm and smiling aha :) I love travelling and although most people get bored I love spending 6 hours in the car just listening to music... plus I got a Ben and Jerry's ice cream on the ferry :) Woo aha <3 When I got home I watched Carrie Hope Fletcher's most recent video and It made me cry and get very emotional . I wrote a blog whilst I was feeling emotional which you can find here :)  I have no idea what I wrote, only that I was very tired and it probably made no sense.. I also don't want to know so I will leave it there for you in case you're interested in what me head comes up with when I'm too emotional to function :)

#100happydays : day 78 ( Sunday )

Wooo I get to see my boyfriend today for the first time in what seems like forever ( that made me think of frozen :D ) Cuddles and Guitar hero on easy level for the very first time made me a very happy girl :) Couldn't of been happier to be back where I belong , with my friends because I love them to much to be anywhere they're not <3 I can't wait for Monday so I can see my best friend again :D But this was a wonderful week away and I think everyone should go to Ireland because it's awesome :)

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

I hope your week was great and also filled with smiley people with awesome accents <3 

Much Love, Love Much-ly 
DontBurstMyBubble xxx