Becky Higgins Post

Um….this post is pretty self explanatory but I was really excited to find out that Project Life creator Becky Higgins used my photograph to promote the Project Life App and online store. 

cocktails

Cocktails

cocktails

Sometimes you have the best expectations for a blog post and it just goes terribly wrong. This was one of those occasions. I often see blog posts and Pinterest  posts about cocktail recipes people are trying out and I always think “oh I love a good cocktail, I could totally come up with some great cocktails”, so when I got a present of a bottle of chocolate raspberry vodka I decided it was the perfect time to give it a go. I knew the chocolate and raspberry flavours were strong enough so I wanted to keep it simple with the mixer. I went with soda water for 1 and cranberry juice for another. Oh and I threw in some raspberries for good measure. When I tell you they were both disgusting I am not exaggerating one bit. They were so bad I couldn’t take more than a sip. So all in all, I think I’ll be sticking with the cocktails I’m already familiar with. I reckon I should get top marks for presentation though.

What cocktails do you like? My favourites are Strawberry Daiquiris, Bay Breeze and Razmopolitons. 

 

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I love simple, easy craft ideas that take only a few minutes to make. This wreath was made using a Styrofoam ring, some double sided tape and some ribbon. Simples.

I Am Malala

‘I Am Malala’  is the autobiography of a courageous young girl called Malala Yousafzai. She is a 16 year old girl from Pakistan, shot by the Taliban for speaking out about her right to be educated.There is roughly 125 million children in the world today without a school place.  This is a story of  just one girl’s struggle to simply exercise her right to an education.

This book allows you to see life from Malala’s point of view, which is vital, as it allows you to see that she is brave beyond her years while also giving you gentle reminders that she is  just a teenage girl who fights with her little brother and likes to wear pink.

The  book is broken down into 5 sections. The story starts with a background on where Malala comes from, specifically her father’s story. To be perfectly honest, the first section of the book is a bit slow and I picked it up and put it down A LOT. By a lot I mean over about a 3 month period. If this happens, persevere, it will be worth it. Once I got past section 1 I read section 2 in about a week and section 3,4 and 5 in one day. I could not put it down.

Malala’s story gave me goosebumps and left me with a sense of guilt for resenting the fact that I had  to go to school all those years. At 26, I enjoyed the book and learned a lot. I believe teenagers could gain some invaluable insight from Malala.  If they are not using this book in second level schools, it’s a crying shame.