The Weather Vs The British

The idea that the weather and people’s moods are connected is quite old. Do you agree? If yes, how does the weather affect your mood?

In the past I have experienced that if it’s a ‘dull’ day outside you yourself will feel a little low as a result. It’s the same for when it’s very sunny and bright, you will feel bright in yourself.

However, I personally do not care if it’s raining, hailing or shining outside because at the end of the day it doesn’t stop you doing whatever you wanted/needed to do. Whether that be go for a walk, go shopping or go to the cinema. Whatever the weather is doing, it really doesn’t matter.

Not only does the weather change moods, it changes behaviour as well. As a result I do believe that I could live in a house with no windows and still know exactly what the weather is doing. How? Because it’s plastered all over social media. People moan when it’s hot and they moan when it’s cold and wet. I know the British are known for moaning about the weather but come on!

Why moan about something that isn’t in your control?

Yes I am very aware that it is raining. I do not need to hear how it’s messing up your hair or how it’s “preventing” you from going outside. (Yes I have really seen someone say that they cannot venture out because it’s raining…For God’s sake.)

A little bit of rain does not stop you going outside, that’s what waterproof coats and umbrellas are for.

It really is true that British people are never satisfied. It’s always too hot or too cold. You know you can easily change that yourself, right? You can put on extra layers or take a cold shower.

Your mood can also be altered depending on what your actions are. You are able to cheer yourself up, but you’re not going to do that if you constantly dwell on the fact that it’s raining or too hot.

The weather is in nobodies control. So stop moaning, change your outlook and live life whatever the weather!

Lost Treasure – Daily Prompt

While walking on the beach you stumble on a valuable object buried in the sand — say, a piece of jewelry or an envelope full of cash. What do you do with it? Under what circumstances would you keep it?

This has actually happened to me once before. It was a long time ago, way back in Primary School, I was around 9 years old and in the playground I found a 5 pound note! A whole five pounds! To a 9 year old that’s a heck of a lot.

While a lot of children may have pocketed the cash, I picked it up and took it to the school receptionist. She filled out a little ticket for me, as the rule was, if it wasn’t claimed in a week, the person who found it…could keep it!

A week rolled by and the assembly was underway! Once a week, if they had an item that was lost and not claimed, they would give it to the pupil who found it and celebrate that they did the right thing! My name was called and the five pound note I had found a week previous was once again in my hands! But not only did I have a bit of extra pocket money, I was also congratulated on being an honest person and doing the right thing. To me, that was the real reward. 

Another example of an honest finder:

My father once dropped an envelope of money out of his back pocket, while we were holidaying in Wales. It was all the money we had for our week away and he never even realised it was gone. As we walked down the street a man ran up behind us shouting and he returned the envelope of money to my father.

If you find something, sure you could keep it, but I don’t believe “Finders keepers” should be a thing. I think it’s much more rewarding to do the right thing. You never know what could happen if you return that envelope of money, or that necklace. Nature has a way of rewarding you.

My Debut Book: Letum

After a deadly virus breaks out across the World, mankind are faced with extinction. Three miles below the surface of Washington D.C a team of scientists work tirelessly to find a cure. As their search broadens, they discover something out of this World. It is up to them to bring the human race back from the brink.

Good day my dear readers!

This weekend my debut Novella is on Sale in the UK and US Amazon stores! You can pick it up on Kindle for 99p/99c! “Letum” Is beginning to receive 5 star reviews and if you enjoy adventure, mystery, post apocalyptic stories, then this one is for you!

This story, while it may be short, is the first book i’ve ever published and I don’t intend on it being the last. Writing, to me is pure joy and I am excited to see what the World thinks of me and my work.

If you can find the time to give my little book a chance, I’d be forever grateful.

After a deadly virus breaks out across the World, mankind are faced with extinction. Three miles below the surface of Washington D.C a team of scientists work tirelessly to find a cure. As their search broadens, they discover something out of this World. It is up to them to bring the human race back from the brink.

“This book is probably the best short story I’ve read. You don’t see any of it coming and every new development in the plot grips you. Got me right in the feels a couple of times because the characters are made so real that you can’t help but cry.

Read this book, it’s totally worth it. Can’t wait to see what the author has planned next.” – Amazon Review.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. Normal blogging will commence shortly 😀

 

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Passion Into Profession

After years of going from job to job, not really knowing where I belong, I finally promised myself that I would do something to improve my future.

For years I attempted to find out what I was actually meant to do with my life, every job I had bored me to tears. While I have many skills under my belt, no career path I tried seem to interest me. As soon as I would “master” a skill, such as bartending, I’d get bored and want to move on to something new.

Nothing ever interested me for more than a few months, that was until I rediscovered my passion for writing. I began working on a Novella, desperate to get my foot on the literature ladder and get out of doing something I didn’t enjoy.

I promised myself that I would not only make writing my passion, but my profession as well. I have published one Novella so far this year and I hope that one day I can write full time.

If my dream profession doesn’t happen by the end of this year, then I’ll continue trying. Writing is the only thing that makes sense to me and so I’ll keep on doing it.

The Idea Of Beauty

What makes someone beautiful?

Is it the way they look, the way they carry themselves? Or is it confidence?

The media would have us believe that beauty is one body shape, fake breasts and faces so perfect, you’d think they were carved from the smoothest stone. But is that beauty? It’s certainly not natural beauty.

Natural beauty is any size, any shape. I’m sure, as you’re reading this right now, there is something you dislike about yourself. There are a lot of things I dislike about myself and because of my past torment with bullies and what media portray as “Beautiful”, I am self conscious and I believe that I have to wear makeup to feel even the tiniest bit pretty. I’m sure we’ve all been there. Continue reading

Writing – Why I Love It

Writing and reading has always been a passion of mine, as well as other things of course. I guess the main reason for loving writing, is the freedom that comes along with it. There’s no right or wrong in a fictional story that you write because it’s your World, it’s your idea and only you can decide what is and isn’t possible.

Reading is an escape from our real lives, we absorb ourselves in the lives of the characters and relate to the trials they face in their story. This is the same for writing the story. Creating a World and making realistic characters, giving them voices and emotions, enables you to forget about your own life for a short while.

I’ve been writing stories from a very early age and my overactive imagination (which is both a gift and a curse) has always allowed me to create new and exciting Worlds. While my early writing was obviously not brilliant, when I was approximately fifteen, my English Teacher praised me on my storytelling abilities. At the time, I never really thought much of it, I always assumed she was just doing her job and encouraging me like she was supposed to. Now that I’m a little older, I realise that she may have seen something in me that I did not.   Continue reading

Powerful Suggestion: Don’t Rush!

What’s the one piece of advice you wish someone had given you a year (or five, or ten…) ago?

When I finished my GCSE’s back in ‘07 I moved onto Sixth Form, there were a lot of subjects that were new to me. Psychology, Film Studies, Business Studies and more. I guess for me, I wish someone had told me to not get overwhelmed by the new subjects. Of course I could pick whatever I wanted and I was a little spoiled for choice.

I picked the three subjects mentioned above and until starting Sixth Form, I had never touched those subjects before. Needless to say that I got overwhelmed and I regretted picking two of the three classes.

I’ll admit right now that I am not the smartest person in the World. I despise Maths and I love English. While my Father has a Masters Degree in Maths…I’d rather read Shakespeare. Continue reading