Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Puppies are a girls best friend!!

Hello friends,

Happy Bank Holiday Monday, I hope you have all had a fantastic weekend!!

Recently I was contacted by PuppySpot about creating a post for #nationalpuppyday. Unfortunately I missed the mark on that but I thought to myself everyone should hear & read about puppies!! It doesn't matter if it's the national day for it or not. The Doggie pictured on the right is my sisters baby her Golden LabradorBuster.
You can check out her here on Instagram if you want to see more - @unicorncandycane

As an absolute animal lover I was more than happy to colaborate on this project. Basically the purpose of this post is too create awareness about keep a doggy in your life and how it is important to put alot of thought into it before you pick up your new family member.

As you may already know there are many benefits to having a canine in your life. Theres everything from the social & loving aspect to the health benefits (as you are now more active taking pup for walkies) & also it has been proven that having a furry friend in your life reduces stress, anxiety and blood pressure which is why you have so many service & pet therapy dogs now. Ideally when I am in more of a position to do so I would like to train my own therapy dog and bring some joy to the community.

My Mothers baby when he was 16 weeks old - Belgian Shepard - Levi

Although there more benefits than I could ever count, both measurable & immeasurable when comes to having mans best friend there is also alot to consider before picking one up. Anyone who has been a long time follower of my blog will know that I have want my own puppy for as long as I can remember but unfortunately it has never been the right time. I know it is completely unfair to bring any life into my home if I neither have the time nor lifestyle to accommodate him/her. There are thousands of dogs all over the world that have been abandon or handed in the shelters due to many reasons that are completely out of the control of the dog. Many of these animals could have avoided this fate if their owners had either been more informed about the type of animal they had chosen or had taken the time realise what a commitment they had been  making. It's very easy to pick up a cute, adorable puppy on a whim but people seem to forget that dogs can live anywhere from 8-16 years. Thats a long term commitment to a living thing that will love you more than anything and depend on you for everything. For these reasons I have decided that I will not be getting one until I know my life is stable enough to share it with him/her.

My Besties (Dara, Blogger - Purple Button Cuture - +PurpleButton Couture) White German Shepard - Tanzie  

However if you are in the position to pick one up congratulations & I am so jealous!! haha!! Although there is still more to consider. With an estimated 339 dog breeds in the world at this present moment in time there are alot to choose from. This might seem daunting but if you do your research there is reason why you can't end up with your perfect canine companion.

PuppySpot have given me this chart to share with any of you thinking about getting a puppy. Hopefully it will help with the decision making process.

*I am not being paid for this post. All of what I have written are all my own thoughts and feelings on the subject*

If you can't see this properly please leave me a comment down below with your email address and I shall send it to you personally.

It may not be the right time for me but that doesn't mean I don't want see your puppy friends or hear all about them. Please leave me a comment and tell me all about your favourite furry friends!! If you prefer you can also connect with me through my social media. All links and info below!! 

Chat soon my loves x

Slaying it 2017 - Healthly Living Series || The B12 Complex

Hey Friends, 

Today I wanted to you about something that I have only learned about recently. I happened to learn about it accidentally from a new colleague in work. That is all about the vitamin B12. Now before you roll your eyes & click the little x in the corner, stay a minute & hear me out. 

When this colleague started to tell me all the terrible side effects from a B12 deficiency I have to admit I, myself was internally thinking.... "please" while internally eye rolling. However the more he told me about it the more I realised I had alot of the symptoms of a deficiency.

From what I have learned recently I can tell you that the vitamin B12 is essential for your mental & psychological well being. Symptoms include feeling overly tired & fatigue even if you have slept for 8 hours (psychological tireness, not I haven't slept in 3 nights tiredness) Feelings of anxiety, inability to cope. In extreame cases it can lead psychotic episodes and Alzheimer effects. Wierd sensations like pins & needles, sluggesh & feelings of weakness, bouts of dizziness,  Obviously I am not a doctor therefore I am in noway capable in diagnosing anything or anybody. However I think its crazy that more people don't know about this. If you want to know more google will be able to tell you everything you need to know.

Just think the simple act of taking a vitimin supplement everyday can save us from disastrous effects. I have now been taking a Vitamin B complex tablet everyday. Its not a very expensive or fancy type. Its the Activ-Max from Tesco (like I said I was sceptical & unwilling to fork out a lot of money for it). However I have the wierdest thing to report which is why I am sharing it with you. I forgot to take it for 2 days & I really felt the difference. I was so much more tired & slugesh. I can't guarantee it was all due to the lack of vitamin tablet however I have noticed I don't feel as off when I have taken it on a daily basis. I will finish out this bottle & then I will wander in to one of those healthy places & pick up a fancy one maybe but right now this seems to be doing the job.

This whole experience has made me realise how important vitamins and minerals are to our bodies. We seem to forget that we are animals at the end of the day. We are just evolved enough to make all the decisions when it comes to our bodies. All other living things on the planet instinctively fuel themselves with what their body requires, humans however are not as in touch with their instinctive roots. Apart from breathing humans pretty much make a choice on everything they consume, I mean some people even decide not to drink water!! A basic necessity for life!! Then they get sick and run to the doctor for man made chemicals to cure them. I'm not saying this is not always necessary but this post alone proves that for the sake of taking a vitamin tablet you could prevent some extreame illnesses like psychotic episodes & Alzheimers. 

One of my missions this year was to be more healthy and food wise I think I am starting to accomplish this. However now I am going to include learning more about vitamins and minerals. I don't see why we should use modern medicine for cure when we can use natural means, that this wonderful world provides for prevention instead.

So please if I can ask anything of this post, please do your research see if any of it applies to you. Get yourself a bottle of vitamin tablets & see if it has any effect. You can ask your doctor to test you for it if you want to be sure of whether or not you have any deficiencies & please read the label to make sure you are not heading for the other extreame and over doing it on vitamin & mineral supplements. Finally lets spread the word. Lets see if we can help improve lives & prevent a lot of pain and suffering just by recommending a vitamin!!           

I have decided to start a whole "healthy living series" Where we can learn all about vitamins & minerals together!      

If you decide to take any of this on board or have any stories to share please leave a comment down below. Lets all help each other out!!

Chat soon x

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Monthly Highlights 2017 ~ March ~

Hello Everyone,

So Im running a little late on my favourites post for last month & soon I will be posting my April favourites. However better late than never!!

Wedding Bells

Im going to kick this favourites off with a wedding I attended of two good friends. It was so good to see old friends that I haven't seen in a couple of years! All dressed up & suited & booted. Good food, good atmosphere & good company!!

The Big Move!

Last month I moved out once again from my family home. New home, new job, new start....

New Job

I started a new job last month. I was a little nervous, new people, new environment and all that jazz. However I need not have worried. They were so welcoming and nice. I really felt very welcome to the company and the team!

New Apartment

I got so lucky and found my beautiful apartment with the most amazing view. I have to get my wifi sorted (not really much fun being a blogger with no wifi) but other then that I am not (almost) a fully fledged adult. Job (check) Apartment (check) - now all I got to sort out is my car and hopefully a dog.. maybe in winter time.

Smaller highlights

  • Crufts
  • Cheltenham

What have your highlights been for the month of march. Please leave me a comment & share them below. I would love to celebrate with you!! 

Chat soon x

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