Wednesday, 25 January 2017

25th January 2017

1. I was blessed to get some very valuable help from Kirsteen with the blog I write for WHISC, which helped pull it into shape,
2. I was blessed that I had the sense to go to college this afternoon to see the work I did yesterday, which helped me rethink things.
3. I am blessed to have completed this exercise now. Choosing 3 blessings every day has helped me transform from being in a state of despair to one of positivity.

Monday, 23 January 2017

23rd January 2017

1. I am blessed to be back at college properly again
2. I was blessed that my lecturer was kind enough to help me hang my sculpture as I'm rubbish at DIY!
3. I'm blessed to have a really considerate support worker at college. Seeing her so pleased about my marks for last term was quite a fillip :)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

22nd January 2017

1. I am blessed to have discovered that Tesco do an excellent range of frozen veggie food :)
2. I am blessed that Tesco is so close to home as I forgot my shopping list and had to go back for it
3. I am blessed that I have eaten nothing but crap today and no one need care

Saturday, 21 January 2017

21st January 2017

1. I was blessed to see a film about Frida Kahlo for free today.
2. I was blessed to enjoy a very nice pizza at Bella Italia with Hilary today.
3. I was blessed to enjoy a slice of sponge cake and a glass of cider when I got home, courtesy of my friends Suzy and Helon.

Everything Allowed

We lay in the grass together
The sun peaking through the clouds
I thought this would last forever
Everything allowed

Marching through the streets, holding hands
Waving to the cheering crowds
Round of applause for the banned
Everything allowed

In Manchester, the sun shone
On the train, my tears fell proud
In the distance, you were gone
Everything allowed

We had the answer for it all
So why do I question how
Love left me feeling so small?
Everything allowed

The ashes of my love I sow
Into the furrow we ploughed
In rain and sun the new love grows
Everything allowed

Friday, 20 January 2017

20th January 2017

1. I am blessed to have lived to see the day the USA made a loathsome reality tv star the most powerful man in the world! This was truly a 'momentous' day!
2. I am blessed that Mia's monthly flea treatment went smoothly today. It can be quite a palava sometimes!
3. I am blessed to have a new laptop and printer all installed and set-up for me - all courtesy of my DSA. It's pretty impressive kit! :)

Thursday, 19 January 2017

19th January 2017

1. I was blessed to get really good marks for my college work last term. Much better than I expected! If I put a bit more effort in the next couple of years, I could get a first!
2. I was blessed to volunteer at WHISC again this afternoon. It boosts my self-esteem to feel I'm of use to people - especially when its a good cause.
3. I was blessed to see an improv performance this evening. It was great entertainment and gave me some good ideas for my play of what can happen on and off stage.

Wednesday, 18 January 2017

18th January 2017

1. I'm blessed that I seem to find writing easy. I've written 13 pages of a play in the last 24 hours!
2. I'm blessed that I have such a great mentor as Sarah, giving me such valuable feedback on my play.
3. I'm blessed to have started watching Benidorm - it's dialogue is dynamite! Its great inspiration for my play! :)

Monday, 16 January 2017

16th January 2017

1. I was blessed to get the repairs I needed doing on my car today at National. Not only did they save me money but they also spotted one of my wheels had been put on the wrong way round! I'm never taking my car to that Hyundai dealer ever again!
2. I was blessed that Mia let me sleep in until 7am this morning, when my alarm went off. She's normally in from 6am, trying to get me out of bed to feed her!
3. I am blessed to have tidied my lounge a bit. I normally can't be bothered but I'm having guests tomorrow evening, so I thought I ought to. The room feels nicer - more relaxed - for it anyway.

Sunday, 15 January 2017

15th January 2017

1. I was blessed to be allowed to express my opinion on the BBC documentary, 'Transgender Kids: Who Knows Best?', on a website I edit.
2. I was blessed to spend all day indoors without feeling restless. It doesn't often happen!
3. I am blessed to own a portable DVD player that allows me to watch films from the comfort of my couch (or anywhere!) when my iPad has run out of battery - as happened today.

Saturday, 14 January 2017

14th January 2017

1. I am blessed to have read an article about cat feeding habits. It states that cats should be fed small amounts, several times a day, in different locations in the house. I don't know how accurate it is but I'm sure enjoying playing hide n seek with Mia! :)
2. I was blessed to get my car serviced today.
3. I was also blessed to get a 2nd opinion on the work they said I needed doing. It's gonna save me at least a couple hundred quid!

Friday, 13 January 2017

13th January 2017

1. Slightly odd one this... I am blessed that I found myself awake at 3:30am...ish wondering how Derren Brown pulled off his lottery trick - a trick he pulled off almost a decade ago! In trying to answer this, I found a host of websites detailing how Derren Brown does his tricks. In so doing, I found I've been rather naive and it also gave me a better understanding of why John disliked him so much for what John clearly saw - that I never did in the way I should've done - is that Derren Brown is a liar!
2. I am blessed to live in the Wirral, where gorgeous scenery is only a 10 minute drive away.
3. I was also blessed to see the spectacular sight of the waves crashing into the prom at New Brighton. The sea was incredibly high - probably about the highest I've seen it - and the spray from the waves was shooting up to about 30ft!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

12th January 2017

In the words of a toddler across the road, "it's SNOWING!!!" (Actually, it's hail at the moment but I wasn't going to spoil his illusion)...

1. I was blessed to read this article today: but my final thought is "try it the other way around and you'll find out far more about patriarchy and sexism".
2. I was also blessed to read this article: by good friend, Sonia. It reminded me of an observation I'd made whilst watching old episodes of Only Fools And Horses and being horrified by the casual homophobia, racism, and sexism in it. It answered a question I hadn't really been able to before - I don't remember my parents being particularly homophobic, so where did I learn that homosexuality was a bad thing? The answer is: it was everywhere! And when a message is everywhere - even if it's just one word such as "poofter" - it's pretty hard not to absorb it!
3. I was blessed to have a massage at WHISC this afternoon. I feel very much 'looser' now :)

11th January 2017

1. I was blessed to enjoy lunch at Dukes in Liscard
2. I was blessed to get my hair cut this afternoon. It's a bit shorter than I would've ideally liked but it still looks great! :)
3. I was blessed to get more of my college work done. It means I can relax now :)

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

10th January 2017

1. I am blessed that I have a good imagination and have come up with three times as many 'transformed objects' as I was required to for college
2. I am blessed that I have ordered over £1000 of computer gear and I'm gonna get it all for just £200 on my DSA
3. I am blessed that the Tate, MoMA, and other galleries have such good resources online and for free

Monday, 9 January 2017

9th January 2017

1. I was blessed to find my student maintenance loan in my bank account this morning.
2. I am blessed to be back at college again with an interesting project to get my teeth into.
3. I was blessed to go to Liverpool this afternoon with Suzy and get into the Yves Kline exhibition at the Tate for free. :)

Sunday, 8 January 2017

8th January 2017

1. I am blessed to have discovered Schoenberg (through Radio 3's Composer of the Week programs). John hated him so we never listened to him (me relying on John's classical music expertise when I was with him) but, actually, I rather like him a lot! It reminds me of Stravinsky - another of my favourite classical composers. It's music that catches the ear but it is NOT easy listening!
2. I am blessed not to be on Facebook any more. I really wonder now how I ever stood it! It's truly horrible!
3. I made myself a lovely tea of nut roast and freshly cooked veg (a rare treat!). :)

Saturday, 7 January 2017

7th January 2017

1. I was blessed to get my eyebrows threaded this afternoon. They were getting rather untidy but now they're nicely trimmed again.
2. I am blessed to own a nice new pair of walking boots that are comfy. With my feet, that is a small miracle! They were £20 cheaper than my last pair too!
3. I am blessed to have nice relatives who sent me Christmas and birthday cards. As I didn't bother sending them anything, it felt only right to write and thank them today.

Friday, 6 January 2017

6th January 2017

1. I am blessed with the Arriva buses app that, for example, allowed me to buy a 'bus ticket' on my mobile when I didn't have any cash on me. With said 'bus ticket', I was able to visit New Brighton, Heswall, and Liverpool today. :)
2. I am blessed that I bought myself a sorter for my Christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. It makes putting the Christmas decs away much simpler - even if it is sad doing so.
3. I was blessed to go see Scouse of the Rising Sun this evening at the Royal Court theatre. It was 2 hours of amiable nonsense and the theatre is fabulous! Liverpool is blessed with some fabulous theatres! :)

Thursday, 5 January 2017

5th January 2017

1. I am blessed that things like Netflix exist to alleviate my boredom
2. I am blessed that I can recognise being tired today from being tired of life
3. I am blessed that Mia has been especially affectionate today

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

4th January 2017

1. I was blessed to meet up with Hilary today. She's always good company :)
2. I was blessed to see A Monster Calls at the cinema with Hilary. Although, on the face of it, a kid's film, it's not a kid's film - certainly not little ones! <Spoiler>What it is is probably the best - most accurate - film about grief I have seen! At times I felt almost like they had crawled inside my head and stolen my thoughts and emotions!
3. I was blessed to enjoy a very nice mushroom burger with Hilary after the movie. We also got 50% off vouchers for our next meal! :)

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

3rd January 2017

1. I have been blessed by not feeling remotely guilty in having a really lazy day.
2. I am blessed to have received delivery of the CDs I ordered. It's quite incredible that things can be delivered internationally within one day!
3. It was a blessing to discover a recipe for Temple Dal online. I made some for my tea. It was very nice. :)

Monday, 2 January 2017

2nd January 2017

1. I - and lots of others - have been blessed with bright sunshine today. There's little more than sunshine to brighten the spirits! :)
2. I was blessed to enjoy the Yorkshire Sculpture Park today. Overall, I enjoyed the couple miles of walk through the estate (including being a couple of feet under the flightpath of a flock of geese that had taken off from the next field!) more than the sculpture but it was still thoroughly worthwhile. :)
3. I was blessed to stop off at a lovely old pub, with open fire, on the way back where I had a delicious veggie burger for my (late) lunch.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

1st January 2017

1. I am blessed to be celebrating Mia's 7th birthday with her. She looks very good for her age - not a day over 6!
2. I am blessed to have made it to a new year, although I am fearful of what it will bring. There were times last year when I wanted 2016 to be my last and, yet, here I am.
3. I am blessed to have just watched The Big Short. It's an extremely worrying film but well made and informative. Batten down the hatches!