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January 4, 2013

Resolutions 2013

I’m a little wary of New Years Resolutions. It’s took me about 22 years to realise that ultimately I never keep my New Years Resolutions let alone actually even remember what they are by the time the following January comes around. I mean honestly, how many of you actually remember what you resolved to do at the start of 2012? These all important resolutions seem to slip into nothingness within the space of a month or two and soon enough we are all preoccupied with some first world problems. But  three days into the New Year, as I realise that for the first time in my life I haven’t actually resolved to do anything it makes me quite sad. New Years Resolutions are really about hope- the idea that you can change something in your life if you really want to, and that this new year brings with it a world of possibility- and if I don’t make any, then I loose that all important symbol of hope for the coming year. So, here are my 2013 resolutions-

10. Blog- As in, I should do it more often. I have missed blogging a great deal and whilst I may be drowning in a world of essays, dissertations and exams, blogging is very rewarding and it makes me spelling lyk, so mch btr.

9.  Read 20 books- I don’t have the time for 100 but last year’s challenge made me realise just how much I have missed making reading a part of my life- and I want to keep it that way.

8. Count my pennies- Cause every penny counts.

7. Treat my hair better- I have long curly hair that I’m trying to grow even longer (I’m pretty sure I wanted to be Rupunzel as a child and I can’t seem to let this go) however this requires me to invest a bit more time in loving my locks.

6. Water – I’ve been trying to un-addict myself from diet coke for the past 2 years- 3rd time lucky?

5. Eat better- Because cookies are nice but so is celery.

4. Exercise 5-6 times a week- because I’ll probably end up eating cookies instead of celery.

3. Talk more with friends and family- I’m terrible at staying in contact with all my nearest and dearest- which needs to change.

2. Pray more- Whatever your beliefs, prayer, meditation or just reflection is a great way to re-centre at the beginning or end of every day.

1. Prioritize my degree- because in the next 150 days I have to somehow gain the one major qualification that will determine a large portion of my future. No pressure.

What are you, my lovely readers, resolving to do in this lovely new year in which the world has not ended?

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June 1, 2012

The end of the tunnel

I’m almost finished with my exams. Which means I am almost back to blogging regularly. Something which makes me distinctly happy. I have missed the blogosphere. I hope you’re all cheery and well, hopefully in a week or so I shall be posting regularly once more. Before I get back, what do you think I should write about?

May 1, 2012

So….

May and June holds special significance for the university population. It’s exam time, and as it is the first of may I am painfully aware that I am on the cusp of this ever dreaded exam period. So I’m afraid my lovely readers and followers that I shall be posting much much less regularly as I prepare myself not to fail in a fantastically epic fashion. So a semi hiatus for the next month and a half. There will still be some posts but not really on a daily basis. Don’t forget me! I will be back! 🙂

April 12, 2012

Some Changes…

Well, I’ve been running around (metaphorically obviously) updating my blog a little and making plans for future updates- most likely over the summer when my brain is less mush-like and I have more free time. After a brief but painful spat of writers block (or bloggers block, not sure) I have slowly been coming up with some new ideas and a bit of structure to jazz up the blog. For those of you reading regularly I’m now going to do ‘Frivolous Fridays’- every friday I shall hopefully be posting a quote, video, book joke, something silly really just to keep life a little bit interesting- nothing particularly different from the odd quotes and other random things I post, just that now this will regularly be on Fridays-starting tomorrow. 🙂 From now on I shall also be including a short synopsis of all the plots of the books I read because I find describing plots really rather tedious 🙂

April 9, 2012

The Return of the Bimbo

I’m back! Yes, it’s me. Holiday over, returning to blogging and university. Going to classes= painfully difficult. The Bimbo is back in the beautiful, brainy blogosphere, bursting with bimbosity? I’ll stop with the alliteration and just say a hello to everyone again! Hope to reconnect and see what everyone’s been getting up to over Easter as well as recommence my reading extravaganza. Two months until the glorious summer holidays begin- I don’t believe I could be more excited! 🙂

April 1, 2012

Holidays

Hello all my lovely blog followers! I am afraid that it is holiday time, so I’m off to visit the family and do food-based things. There therefore won’t be any regular posts for a little while! But I hope to see you all soon and share the books that I have read (not many, somehow, even without television, I’ve still been very distracted) and other random anecdotes! Will be back soon! Happy Holidays! (for those who have them!).

March 31, 2012

The end of the challenge…

It’s only taken me to literally till the last day of March to finish my 30 day challenge as I got distracted by numerous picture posts and other such things which I ended up posting instead- oops! Anyways, I hope you’ve enjoyed it, and as I’ve left you hanging on the books I’ve actually been reading for my challenge, the next few days will be dedicated to the books I’ve been reading whilst babbling about books from my past! The Challenge is going well, and you can view my progress on the Goodreads widgets on the side. Something about giving up television suddenly frees up one’s reading schedule. Thanks again to wantoncreation for giving me the idea for the challenge, and don’t forget to donate for World Horse Welfare.

March 31, 2012

You are My Sunshine (award)

When I first went to university I was constantly told that it was where I would find ‘like minds’- people who would become my closest friends for the rest of my life. What I actually found was many people with similar interests, but not that many like minds. Blogging, on the other hand, has opened the world to a whole plethera of like minds, of people who genuinely make my day just that little bit happier- possibly because you only actually visit or comment on a blog if you’re interested in what that person has to say, interested in the way that they see the world. So it was a burst of sunshine (yes, cheesy pun) in my day to find that I had been nominated for an award by fellow blogger wantoncreation. The Sunshine Award is given by bloggers to fellow bloggers who brighten up their day! Which makes me incredibly happy!

As with other awards, this one requires that I post the award picture in my post and link back to the person who nominated me: which in this case is wantoncreation, whose blog is absolutely fantastic, a definite must-read not only for the elegance in his writing but also his humor, sensitivity and general content. He also answers every comment on his blog which is something that frankly amazes me!

I also have to answer 10 personal questions and nominate 10 fellow bloggers for the award.

1. Favorite color– At the moment, mint because of the fashion craze with mint at the moment. But also peach in a more general sense. Soft peach. Makes me think of flowers.

2. Favorite animal– Horse. Without a doubt. The only reason I’m doing my 100 book challenge and trying to raise money for World Horse Welfare.  If you’re afraid of horses or indifferent, you really are missing out on an incredible experience. Loyal creatures their personalities and quirks makes them literally human. And beautiful too!

3. Favorite number– 16. Don’t know why, it just is.

4. Favorite non-alcoholic drink– Carrot or cucumber juice. yum 🙂

5. Prefer Facebook or Twitter– Facebook. I find Twitter confusing.

6. My passion– Not any one thing. I am passionate about a plethera of things. Riding, History, Ballet, Singing, I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one.

7. Prefer Giving or Getting presents– Giving. Nothing in the world compares to finding something which makes someone smile.

8. Favorite pattern– Most indian patterns on fabric. Stunning.

9. Favorite day of the week– Monday. I know, you think I’m mad, to reassure you it is also my least favorite day of the week, but I like mondays because every single one is a promise of a new start, new goals, a clean slate- a chance to do better than the last week.

10. Favorite flower– Tulips. So many pretty colors!

And now for 10 blogs. If I haven’t put your blog on here I probably still love reading your blog!

1. wantoncreation (who else!)

2. The Tiger’s Eye

3. Thoughts on my Bookshelf

4. The Lonely Dogs

5. Persephone’s Winged Reviews

6. Books and Bowel Movements

7. Freyamorel 

8. dare I eat a peach?

9. Cogito Ergo Blog

10. A.J. Jenner

(P.S I think you should visit all these blogs, just to see if you like them too)

March 14, 2012

So….I’m a bad person…..

So….I’m a bad person. I have broken the golden rule of blogging- never neglect your readers. And I have. I have had my posts scheduled for some time now as I knew that I would be devilishly busy, but wanted to keep posting everyday. Anyways, it’s meant that I’ve neglected all of those lovely people who have started following my blog or who comment and visit often. Hopefully I’ve responded to all of your comments and thanked everyone who has started following me, but by way of apology, for 48 hours only, I will grant to anyone who has liked, followed or commented on my blog for the last couple of weeks a favor (that is within my power of course)- whether that be re-blogging one of your posts, or posting something in particular, or anything reasonably within my power. So if there is something you want- from now until 15:00 GMT friday, all of you loyal readers can request one thing which I will try to grant. Requests in the comment section! 🙂 And thank you for reading 🙂

February 15, 2012

Kreative Blogger and Versatile Blogger Awards

So valentines day was quite eventful for me (in a good way) and one of the lovely surprises that I got was a nomination by fellow blogger wantoncreation whose blog makes me giggle rather a lot and whose tastes in literature seem to be quite similar to my own. It was flattering and very kind and really it’s just so nice to know that my ramblings are appreciated. The award is given by fellow bloggers who think your blog is Kreativ (yes with a K) and Versatile.

So there are rules for these awards (which seem to have merged into one award?)  Basically, I need to post ten random facts about myself, and then nominate some fellow bloggers, who then go on and do the same. So here we go:

1. I am that annoying person in a group who corrects people when they speak. In particular I am rather overly concerned with the correct use of ‘I’ instead of ‘Me’. It is a just a reflex I have no control over, but is a constant source of annoyance to my friends.

2. I have never had a nosebleed. When everyone else in primary school had to stuff toilet paper up their nose at least once, I have never had that issue.

3. I used to have the disgusting habit of dipping bread into milk and eating it. My friends loathed this habit, but for a few years it was a favorite treat- I don’t know why- especially as I too, now find it gross.

4. I got my first grey hair at 17- damn you genes!

5. I like sleeping in the cold and getting wrapped up in blankets. When I was a child, I used to live in warm third world countries and in just about all of them I would sleep directly in front of the AC and wrap myself up in blankets- I think it’s something to do with not liking being uncovered at night.

6. I can speak/read/write, four languages- Portuguese, English, Spanish and French. It is my dream in life to also learn Italian, German,  Mandarin, Arabic and Russian.

7. I can (and have) stayed in pyjamas for long periods of time doing nothing but reading for as long as week. Don’t worry, I shower and change pyjamas, but real clothes are not approached. I enjoy my books and my bed more than the outside world.

8. I’m very slow to anger, with the exceptions of when my mother is involved (its like she has a switchboard with all my anger buttons), and when people make racist comments- I have to make a genuine effort to control myself, and even then I struggle not to just scream at them and wring their neck.

9. I once pushed a bully down the stairs when I was about 8. (don’t worry, they’re fine!)

10. I love dreams and dreaming, even nightmares- it’s just nice to escape from the world, like your own-personally-constructed film in which you star, produce and direct. I particularly enjoy the ones where I develop the ability to fly.

Blogs to nominate for the awards:

1. Wantoncreation

2. Persephone’s Winged Reviews

3. Book’d Out

4. SunnySide ‘Shlee

5. Books & Bowel Movements

So, I hope you weren’t excessively bored to death by my rambling facts, enjoy! 🙂