Thursday, 24 May 2012

British Weather.

I love that stereotype that the English are always moaning about the weather, and to be fair it is true! I mean in all us English's defense we do have crappy weather most of the time so when the temperature rises above about 20 degrees it feels like we've been ripped up and plonked  in the middle of the Sahara desert!

 When its raining,we moan. When its boiling hot, we moan. When its just right, we moan for more sun. When we get more sun, we moan that it too hot. When its snowing, most of us moan. When the snow clears up, we moan about the sludge and want to snow back. Us British love to moan ;)
I came up with one valid excuse as to why we moan when we finally get the sun. That is that we don't have air conditioning (because 99.9% time it is not needed here) so it makes sleeping when we get a sunny spell DISGUSTING! Cant describe how much I hate being really hot when trying to sleep.
However apart from that one excuse I have come to a conclusion...Us British love to moan! Especially about the weather!

Now that I mention it, it is a little too hot today... ;)

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Bleach and 3 Year Olds.

So I am not usually one to make a judgement on someone else's decisions because everyone has different morals, beliefs, upbringings ect and everyone is individual which is perfectly normal. However, earlier today I was browsing through some random blogs and came across a woman's blog who has blogged/bragged about her bleaching her 3 year old sons hair (and yes there were pictures for proof) as well as painting her newborn girls nails?!?!

 I mean of course you are entitle to do what you want with your kids and what not but to me that seems to just be taking it too far! What ever happened to keeping kids as kids?!
 To me painting a what 5 week old baby's finger and toe nails is just wrong. If its just a one off thing for a joke or just because you thought it would be cute one time then that's not too bad, although I still wouldn't do it, but she even exclaimed how she likes to do it ALL the time. I may be completely exaggerating and flipping out over nothing but to me that's just wrong.
Furthermore bleaching a 3 year old hair is just outrageous!! Bleaching is bad for even adults hair so doing that to fragile young hair is just awful.
 If she carry's on doing that shes going to ruin her little boys hair before he even turns a suitable age to tell her that he doesn't like it. A lot of people regret bleaching their hair when they were in their teens as it can turn many peoples hair dry, brittle and hard to manage. To do that to a small child who even if asked if he wants it done doesn't know the damage of it is just beyond me.
I don't judge her or anyone else's parenting or ability as a mother who does this as these really don't define your ability as a parent, so I am really not saying that (I know some people will take it that way). However I do think this is an absolutely crazy thing to do to your young children and it really shocked me!

Okay nail polish is not that bad to put on young children (even though it really doesn't appeal to me) but bleaching a 3 year old's hair is just CRAZY!

Whats next, extensions on a 6 month old?!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Certain Uncertainty.

Faith. I have always been one of those annoying people that when asked what religion I am, I've said 'I don't believe in God but I don't not believe in God' Which in all reality, really doesn't make any sense at all! Well that's just kind of how I feel.

 I have never wanted to completely dismiss the idea of there being a God as at times I have prayed or wanted someone distant and not completely pin point-able to lie my thoughts within, but I have never completely committed to a 'religion' either.
Sometimes it frustrates me as I feel like I should be able to say whether I believe in God or not and stop being so damn indecisive  but the truth of it all is, is I don't feel that to be religious or to have a faith in something that you need to commit to a word. To me Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jewish and the various other religions out there, they all seem to revolve around just having hope and faith in someone or a variety of different beliefs or Gods. Hope. Hope seems to be one of the key features of many religions. I have hope. Does that mean I have a religion? I feel like I do. That although I cannot put a name or a set of rules to follow to my beliefs, I have hope. We all have hope, whether that be 'I hope that the shops don't close' or 'I hope I do well in this exam' or 'I hope you get better' The truth is we all have hope, if we didn't what would be working towards?

 So although this post may seem a little frantic,all over the place and completely random but I have realized something today (mainly whilst trying to push myself to sleep last night) that I don't necessarily need to put a label on my beliefs because as long as I have my hope, my dreams, my morals and my beliefs, if I don't come to a decisions just yet or if ever, my hope is all I need.

Where hope would otherwise become hopelessness, it becomes faith.  ~Robert Brault

Saturday, 19 May 2012

What did I tell you?

After thinking I knew exactly what I wanted to do at University and snapping harshly at my mother every time she mentioned the 'different routes' and 'partner subjects' that I could add to the standard Law Degree that I want to study, well I think I've backtracked. Although I am not going to completely admit to my mum that she was right for me to look into what else I could do with the degree (which is a mahoosive range of subjects) she was probably, maybe, actually right.

 I have known since I went out to Canada a year ago in late July that that IS where I want to will live as soon as possible. I always assumed that I would just be able to get my degree, go out there and immediately be able to practice law. Yet what I don't think I looked at realistically is that American/Canadian Law is different to English Law... Casually I was just browsing one of the Universities that I am applying to at the end of this year and hopefully end up getting and offer to (fingers crossed for 3 A's!) and a course called 'LLB with American Studies' Which is basically the classical Law Degree in England, the degree in which I was adamant on taking without anything else with it. Adamant that was until about 9:30 this evening...
So, now that I have researched I am pretty much 99.9% sure that is what I want to do. It involves either 2 years of the study for LLB along with a small amount of American Studies and then the last year in a Northern American University finishing off the degree or 3 years of the LLB with the American studies and a final year in an American University. It doesn't cost more money per year to do the 1 year studying in American/Canada and it would be the most amazing opportunity that could open a whole lot more doors that just doing the 'standard' Law degree. However it might limit the chances of me going to Cardiff University (which so far is my favorite) as I am not completely sure that they offer it! I guess that is one of the sacrifices I am going to have to make.

 So. As I sit here, waiting for my mother to come back, I know that I need to tell her my 'new' decision. It will involve a few hours of her 'researching' it, worrying and lecturing me as to whether it will be worth it or 'Isn't it too late to change your mind' but in the end, this is what my gut, my heart and maybe a little bit of my brain is telling me to do. I need to listen to my gut instinct and heart more often as if i am going to rack up these humongous debts anyway, I might as well make them worth it. I want to look back on this decision and think 'God I'm glad I made that snap of the fingers, Saturday night, too much coffee decision'. I know that is what I will be saying in not so long to come.

First stop, need to get in to Uni....