Be curious

Tomorrow is my first day back at Uni, starting again in Year 2 of an adult nursing degree.

Someone asked me last week “What are you excited about going back?”

“Err nothing- just angry, grumpy and irritated”.
(Which means I’m getting anxious and I don’t do uncertainty very well.)

So apologies if I haven’t been interacting for a while but I haven’t been very good company.

On reporting this to someone who knows me pretty well she said how about being curious tomorrow. Yess! I can definitely do curious.

I know tomorrow will be fine nothing bad is going to happen and yes I’m going to be curious…


Love / Hate Challenge

This blog recently received its first nomination/ award/ challenge ever! Itโ€™s call the Love/ Hate Challenge and I was nominated by The Barefoot Budget.ย Thanks for the nomination, I think! The Love/ Hate challenge is quite simple really, you just name 10 things love and 10 things you hate, then nominate other bloggers. Mine is a snapshot and reflects what is going on for me at the moment…

10 things I love:

  1. Museums๐Ÿ—ฟ๐Ÿค
  2. A cup of tea, especially decaffeinated Earl Grey โ˜•๏ธ
  3. Yoga๐Ÿ‘ฃ
  4. A shower – I need this and a tea to get me going in the morning ๐Ÿšฟ
  5. Radio 4๐Ÿ“ป
  6. Capturing the beautiful in an iPhone picture, see above.
  7. Easter๐ŸŽ‰
  8. My support team. ๐Ÿพ
  9. Stationery ๐Ÿ“šโœ๏ธโœ’๏ธ๐Ÿ“Ž๐Ÿ“š
  10. Expressing myself, including blogging ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ“

10 things I hate:

  1. Mornings โฐ However the pain is eased by a cup of tea and a shower โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿšฟ
  2. Christmas๐ŸŽ… in particular the media hype, the unrealistic expectations ๐Ÿ‘ช and having to send a ridiculous number of Christmas cards.๐ŸŽ„
  3. iOS updates๐Ÿ“ฑthey eat your storage space and sometimes they kill your iPhone / iPad on which your whole life depends…
  4. Celery. I’ve tried, I don’t like the smell, taste or the texture ๐Ÿ‘… The only good thing about it is the low calorie content.
  5. Not being heard. ๐Ÿ˜ก
  6. People who don’t stop talking, see no.5. ๐Ÿ™‰
  7. Aligning photos in my WordPress post ๐Ÿ“I’ve given up today and gone with emojis.
  8. People who steal your pens, especially doctors, never trust a doctor with your pen. ๐Ÿ˜ท
  9. People who think rules are for other people. There’s a long list including using your mobile while driving, discussing your social life, in detail in the library (we’re back to 6 again!)…๐Ÿ’ฃ
  10. Eurovision Song Contest, what is that about? ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ‘ฏ๐Ÿ’ƒ

I won’t be offended if this is not for you butย I need to nominate some bloggers to take up the challenge:


Bluefish Way


babyjill7…Marilyn Griffin

Janey B



The Book Venom