Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Birdie's facts about life...

Things they don't quite tell you about life...

  • Try as you can, you can never have the last word in an argument...in fact you might not even get a word in...or worst, they get the last word and flounce off before your mind even begins to think of something to say to the door as it closes!
  • That person that blocked you on facebook?....well they are still using their boyfriend's/friend's/pet cat's profile to check you out....(Hi cyber stalker!)  "Why?" remains a mystery especially since they blocked you in the first place!
  •  Money has more value in our head than it does in reality. It works in reverse too, reality costs more than we budget for! 
  •  There's people who simply love to complain about their lives, how it depresses them, how nothing they do changes things etc, how they always doing everything and everyone else is doing nothing...but they don't actually want anything to change. They are happy to carry on complaining and banging their head against that brick wall they erected and kept there. You could give them the solutions to their problems and they still wont take it. Insider knowledge for you - there's bigger issues behind all this they don't want to face and keep putting it off.
  •  We will always leave things to the last minute, whatever our intentions are!
  • You really, really cannot please everyone. Everyone will say "It's you decision, no one else's" but they often want you to make that decision in the best interest of them.  It's that wonderful unspoken "read between the lines" dialogue that exists! Your decisions no matter how small will always have someone disapproving of you...so you might as well make that decision anyway!
  • We waste far too much time mentally, emotionally and spiritually on the people that upset us, nit-picking over things that has happened or believed to have happened to the point of obsession, rather than simply either addressing the issue straight on (No way! Are you crazy!) or just ignoring it and moving on (But....but... I can't!). There's some pretty amazing people in your lives waiting to be discovered!
  •   Someone who keeps posting pictures on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook or status' about how amazing their life is/how great their relationship is going is trying to divert your attention from the huge fault-line cracks running through their lives. No one is that insanely happy unless they are trying to hide something and fool themselves in the process that everything is ok! And chances are, they are deeply insecure to boot as well!
  • Every once in a while a close friend will stab you in the back/let you down/bitch about you. The key to it is to tackle it head on calmly (But I'm raging!), ask and listen to them, weigh it all up and decide if its worth letting it go or sadly letting them go...even for a short while until trust comes back. Hurts like hell but its a big thing in life that no one gives you the heads up on.
  •  You will never be 100% honest with everyone in your life. Everyone got their own secrets and thoughts they don't share. It's human nature and something we all are guilty of, despite making a big deal regarding honesty, we dont actually always say what we actually think or feel.
  •  You're perfectly entitled to say to someone "either put up or shut up!"   You know that friend who keeps saying "I'm fat, i will diet tomorrow and work really hard" (insert your own version) over and over again to the point you swear your ears and eyes bleed whenever they say it...you can say back to them that you're tired of hearing it, its wasting time talking about the nice things/ its depressing you or that its even annoying you now and that they either actually do something about it or now just shut up. You be glad you did and often it gives them food for thought and a chance to analyse their behaviour too.  Go on, its ok to say something...
  • Just when you need it most, that battery in your camera/phone/hearing aid will always guarantee to go!
  •  Ladies - life isn't a romantic comedy movie/Disney film/Mills and Boon book...there is no happy ever after! Who actually knows what happens to Cinderella and her Prince Charming after the story ends?A man and a woman aren't always in love forever and ever...damn, I'm sure even he wants a break from you every once in a while! Just because you are together doesn't mean you have to do everything/go everywhere together...and holding hands whilst doing it! Stop waiting to be rescued and go be your own white knight that saves you!
  •  There hasn't been a "proper" original idea for a very, very long time. Everything has been done before, we are just recycling ideas and producing newer ways of showcasing them.
  •  You will be asked repeatedly as you go through life about your lifestyle choices...like why aren't you married? When are you actually having children? Why do you want children? What are you doing sending them to that school? Why are you a working/single/divorced parent?   Heads up - it's not going to matter what you say, they will find something to tut about! There's no right or wrong way of doing things, as long as everyone is happy, healthy and awesome you're doing it right! What might have worked for them might not work for you and its likely its not even what you want in the first place!
  • Your parents/family/people you look up to, admire and respect - they get things wrong too. No one is perfect. We are only human. The next time your parents opinionate something, just bear that in mind along with the fact there's only one person behind the wheel of your life and that's you!
  •  Sadly, there's not such thing as "normal"...trust me, I've checked high and low as well as millions of others!
  • We make far too many assumptions....since when did we become mind readers?! Its safe to safe, we can never be 100% sure we know what other people are thinking! There's only going to be one way for certain....and that's to ask!
  • Love can be a horrible thing as well as being an amazing thing. Things that have happened in the name of love can be atrocious. Our perceptions of what indeed love is can be very skewered at times!  Love doesn't always save you.
  • 'Sorry' sometimes doesn't make everything better.  It doesn't matter how much you apologise, sometimes you've gone too far to remedy it or make it ok whatever your intentions were. 'Sorry' isn't the magical, fix-all that wipes the slate clean all the time. We still have to live with what happened and sometimes we can't no matter how hard that can be to accept.
  •  The people who are opinionated all the time on TV, say what they feel/think, wittingly rude to others and suavely condescending wouldn't get away with it in reality. They are more likely to have little to no friends, poor social life, isolated and got a black eye from being punched. That kind of behaviour isn't acceptable in reality...its why it's on TV as it's entertainment! We don't live in a sitcom and behaviours and attitudes in the media aren't cool in reality...so think twice before you open your mouth whilst mentally imitating that sitcom actor....they are paid to be fake, cool, rude and say the things we wouldn't in reality, you however got to live with it and the reputation you create for yourself!
  • No matter how much you warm up/cool down after going to the gym or playing sports...you are always going to ache as hell the next day! Especially if its leg day...the you can pretty much write off the next few days and stock up on painkillers...!
  •  If you have to ask "Does my bum look big in this?"/"Do I look fat in this dress?" then you know the answer!
  • Those sentences beginning with "One day I will..." are really worth paying attention to...they are very likely to be your dreams and goals in your life and the very things that could make you happier that you been searching for.
Birdie Love
xxx

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Craft share - Bean Bag!

right now, the humble bean bag has never been cooler!


Pouf hamburger
hamburger pouf
This bean bag burger is beyond cool!
I mean...look at it!
You can now rest your buns on this lovely bun!


Baked Potato Bean Bag Chair/ Soft Sculpture
baked potato bean bag
It just got even better! I'm so feeling that block of butter cushion! I just want to rest inside that warm, fluffy potatoey innards!
This is a sculptural piece of work I tell ya!


Pokeball Bean Bag Chair Cover
pokemon
Gotta catch this awesome little dude!
I dont know why no one thought of this before?!


ANIMAL BEANBAG Made to order - what animal would you like
animal beanbag
I know Im in my late twenties.....but can I have one?


Felt pouf stuffed handmade in Nepal by Nepalese women
felt pouf

Felt pouf stuffed handmade in Nepal by Nepalese women


Awesome! Bright, cheery and supporting a good cause!
I like this very much too!


What do you think?
Just a little craft share to tide us all over for the moment until I get time to do more research and get things written up!

Birdie Love
xxx







Wednesday, 7 August 2013

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Sometimes a picture can say a thousand words and when you go to a place like Heligan, that really is pretty much the case! so enjoy the photo dump of a post!











My small hobbit of a mother looking even more "hobbity" than normal...the plants here are just huge! Tempted to break one off and recreate my own Totoro moment!






A rather brave robin!

A well that is lined with slabs of crystals to help purify the spring water...though it looks a little murky at the moment!



Heligan is a wonderfully restored gardens that is well worth a visit! My favourite part was seeing the crystal grotto that would sparkle and shine in the light, and hopefully when the place is restored and cleaned up, it will look amazing!

A note to disabled visitors - tell them at the ticket booth you are disabled and you get in for free!
not advertised but well worth remembering!

http://www.heligan.com/

Heligan, Pentewan. St.Austell, Cornwall. PL26 6EN


Birdie Love
xxx




Monday, 5 August 2013

What on my headphones of late!

Despite being deaf, I can actually hear music well enough. I might not hear what you may hear, I seem to hear more of the Bass and the beats and the lower ranges of the scores. There may be some genres of music that I cannot deal well with (hardcore metal! extreme rap!) but overall, I actually love listening to music on my laptop and going through Youtube to watch the music videos made with the lyrics so I can understand and follow the timing and flow of the song.

Because of this disability, I kinda gathered a wide taste of music that perplexes and baffles people. I think nothing of going from Opera to Rap then to Celtic Folk  then to Trance in a heartbeat.

At the moment, I got these songs on the go blasting through my headphones...and think maybe you too might like them!


Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
I been searching for this song for years and recently heard it again in the movie "Kick Ass"
Lyric-wise, this song is rather appropriate for me at times, where it simply states we are all crazy and to think twice in life eve when enjoying it.

Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
I love this music video...this man is amazing and sadly died before his time I say. this video is lovingly out together - watch the video towards the end, it shows Iz's funeral and man, what a fantastically happy funeral it is! Everyone lining the beaches, cheering and celebrating and swimming in the sea with wreaths of flowers...even the people spreading his ashes into the sea were smiling...i mean, what a man to have that affect on people even in death!
Total respect


MGNT - Electric Feel
My good friend Cherie introduced this to me and in my mind, it's "our " song of crazy girl nights out and cocktails and drinking beer out of buckets...that catchy bass just gets to you...and the video is so surreal you have to watch it!

Pras featuring Ol' Dirty Bastard and introducing Mya - Ghetto Superstar

Spot the Hollywood Actress in the music vid! I sang this song through secondary school and it stayed with me to this very day! I sadly use to sing my own version to my Crested Geckos...something along the lines of "Gecko Superstar..." I'll leave you to imagine the rest!


Chamillionaire - Ridin'
 I only heard this song one but I will forever remember its prodigal off-spring being the next video down...

"Weird Al" Yankovic - White and Nerdy

Love the Video, especially with the cameos from Seth Green and Donny Osmond's hilarious dancing! Total credit for Al for putting his own wonderful spins on popular songs!


Meatloaf - Los Angeloser
I love the Meatloaf - you have to love Meatloaf in my house! My brother and I rocked out to "Bat out of Hell" at a tender age...hell, my brother did Bat out of Hell on the Karaoke at the age of six...and nailed it!
This song from his album "Hang Loose Teddy Boy" which I still for some reason not bought, is the most catchiest of late!

Tito and Tarantula - House that Love built

One of the first "proper" movies I loves as a child was Desparado with Antonio Banderas...man I love this film to death and it sparked my love for Tarantino films. Tito and Tarantula actually appear in many of Tarantino's movies where he can get them in! Along with Danny Trejo (love that man!) and Steve Buschemi...just keep an eye out for the same familiar band of faces!


Taken By Trees - Sweet Child of Mine

Made popular by the John Lewis christmas advert one year, I dont have much time for recovers of classic hits and I'm very protective of  "Sweet Child Of Mine"...it's my anthem! I have to dance to it where ever I am (and I have once in a swimming pool!)
But this cover is actually very nice, gentle and easy to listen and take in whilst losing none of that wonderful energy....makes me want to learn the piano just to play this!



Eurythmics - Thorn in my Side

I love Annie Lennox and think she is such an under-credited singer...i mean, the energy and spirit this woman has! This song is catchy with me at the moment...think its the chorus with all those "Run, Run, Run, Run's" in!


Depache Mode - Angel

I dont know how it happened but Depache Mode slipped me by in life until this year. I found myself knowing many of their hits without realising it!
I discovered this from being the closing credit song to my current favourite game "Injustice - Gods Amongst Us" featuring DC Heroes and Villians (Play it!). I actually watch the closing credit video on Youtube as I think its well timed with the animation of the characters being smashed and beaten up!
I always play as my beloved Catwoman and pleased to say I'm no longer a button basher on this game - much! Though I think people are sick of lending their phones for me to play it and I'm pretty sure I'm close to being banned from the local gaming store from playing their in-store demo!


Enjoy!

Let me know what is your favourite song tracks at the moment are!

Birdie love
xxx