Energy Within

Sometimes I don’t have the energy,

to embrace the day,

to fight this thing called life.

It is more appealing to hide,

In my little bubble,

with no interference,

form the so-called people,

that wide me up terrible.

My head goes into spin,

so I lose my direction,

with no idea,

how to get back in the arena.

All I can do is rest,

Waiting for the moment,

For me to perform.

The front that saves me,

So much heartache and woe,

When my strength appears,

I can get back to fighting levels,

With the  armor of safety,

To complete in this difficulty,

Of life and all it’s mystery.

 

 

Day out to Tropical Birdland (Leicester)

Hey readers,

It was half term this week and and what better to have a family day out and go explore someone new. So, that is just what we did, we got recommendation from someone we knew about this place called Tropical Birdland in Leicester.

At the birdland you can go through the aviary section where you can freely walk around and see many different  variety of tropical birds. Some closed cages and other cages you can walk in and get up close to.

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There is also other wildlife in the aviary area including owls and billy goats.

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There is a specific pond section with different moi fish and ducks.

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My boys loved being able to feed the birds and get to them close up and hear different calls that the birds made.

The avairey is set against beautiful, natural surrounds that are very calm and peaceful I found espeically being autisitic. There is also a woodland walkpath where the beautfiul woodland is there to greet you . You can freely walk around and explore if you desire. There is no time limit you can take as long as you want to explore with at the pressure of rushing around to take it all in.

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Further down the line there is an open area where all sorts of parrots are out in the open. Some even mimic human language which amazed my sons. If your luckily some get really close and sit on your shoulders.

Of course to make my kids ecstatic was the wonderful wooden play area for all ages groups – with slides, swings and climbing frame to keep them amused while you have a sit down and a break.

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I found the place really clean. The staff were really friendly and happy to assistant you and answer any questions you may have regarding birds.

There is an onside cafe and the food is really tasty. Alternatively there are many picnic tables and plenty of bins (which makes me very happy).


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Regarding the cost for tickets I think it is really reasonable. You can see the prices below compared to other well know attractions and I feel it is worth the money for an excellent day out for kids and adults.

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Defiantly a wonderful day out in the outdoors for any age really and really enjoyable experience.

Cheers for reading X

My top seven frugal tips 

Hey readers,

I love a good bargain and trying to save money when I can. So, I thought I would share some of the things that really help reduce the cost of my spending.

1.Plan, set a Budget for a X amount and stick to it.

2. Go to the supermarket near closing time to get reduced items.

3.You can put your recipts to a good use by download Shopprize from an app store and scan your recipts. You then can over time exchange the coins into amazon vouchers. It doesn’t take that long either. Sadly the app only works on Android at the moment.

4.Wait until after an occasion to get knocked down prices, I.e. Halloween/Christmas etc.

5.Use mysupermarket.com as it is brilliant for comparing products and finding the cheapest place to go.

6.Take advantage of the advantage card. Tesco and Boots are my favourite and they are nice little earners.


7. Save 10p every say in a jar, it soon adds up after awhile.

Thanks for reading X

How to tell if you are a hipster

Hey readers,

Today I saw a colouring in book in Poundland and it all based on this term Hipster. I have heard this termnology quite a few times over the past couple of years, so I thought I would come up with some key chartersitics in what makes a hipster. 

I just thought I would start of with the definition of what a Hipster is: It is someone who follows the trends/fashion that is outside the cultural mainstream.

Please note it is just a bit fun, nothing serious.

1) Firstly, I think one of the main identify features is the beard, not the dirty biker type but you know the clean and grommed variety. It is looks pristine and full of beard oil.

2) They hate anything associated with mainstream, for instance they love films that are underground and unheard of.

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3) To be a true hipster they don’t like any well named bands such as Beyonce but go for the more unusal tastes. They love bands such as Death Cab for Cutie or Radiohead or Archaide of Fire.

4) They hang out in artys fartsy coffee shops and post their arty coffee on Instagram. Or unusal places that no other person has heard avout.

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A lovely little cereal cafe for hipsters

5) They are likely to be riding a bicycle as a mode of transport and look down on people who drive a car.

6) Old technology is popular for the hipster and when they are walking about outside they flash the old walkman.

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6) Massive fan of ‘vintage’ and get all there clobber from flea markets or raided from there parents and grandparents wardrope.

7) They wear spectcles not because of poor vision but for a fashion statement.

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8) Tend to be a vegan and more then likely have a speicfic instagrem account for all their foodie pictures which happen to be taken from there old style camera such as a Fuji X.

9) A hipster is found to have on their YouTube channel videos full of live music.

10) They wear lumbar jackets, skinny jeans and converse…you know what am talking about, this is a common uniform for a hipster.

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Cheers for reading X

Olive Oil and Garlic Roasted Chickpeas

Hey readers,

For a quick and tasty snack check out this: Roasted garlic and olive oil chickpeas.

The ingredients you will need:

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pinch of salt
  • 400g can of chickpeas
  • Couple of cloves of garlic

Method

1) preheat the oven to 200C/400f.

2) Drain the chickpeas, place them on some kitchen roll and dap them dry.

3) chop the garlic up finely.

4) In a bowl drizzle olive oil over the chickpeas, add a pinch of salt and mix the garlic altogether.

5) place on to a tray and cook in the oven for 35 minutues.

6) Take theout the oven to cool down for five minutes and voil you have a yummy and crunchy snack.

Cheers for reading X