Ticking something off the list!

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Ok so before I start I know it isn’t a proper proper festival BUT I went to a sort of festival and Will is allowing it to count as a festival! The first thing has been ticked off my bucket list! We went to Yeovil with a bunch of friends for their birthday and we camped overnight.

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Despite first impressions it turned out to be a fun weekend and the tribute acts were actually pretty decent! In all honesty I don’t think I could manage a proper festival as I struggled to stand up for one evening let alone several days! But regardless I did it! I have managed to tick something off my bucket list which pleases a Floss greatly! Do you want to know what else I enjoyed? Eating greasy cheese and chips in our tent using our phones as lights… it’s the little things right?

 

A flossie to do list.

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Evening my loves.

Tonight I wanted to talk about my ‘Bucket List’. I don’t really like that term so mine shall be called ‘The Flossie To-do List’ `(if achieved before I’m 30 then that’s blooming marvellous but if it takes my whole life time I am okay with this).

I mean the concept of a bucket list has been around for a very long time and despite the hype I never boarded the bucket list bandwagon until now. I feel like kicking the bucket isn’t a very me term so I’m going to try and achieve all of these things before I flossie my way outta here! If I manage to achieve all that I set out to do then other things will be added because life is all about living and making dreamy memories right?

So without further a do… here it is

Flossie’s To-do List

  1. Ride in a tuk tuk.
  2. Go in a hot air balloon.
  3. Visit Canada.
  4. Spend Christmas in New York.
  5. Adopt a doggie.
  6. Have babies.
  7. Get married.
  8. Join some sort of water sports e.g. aqua aerobics.
  9. Hire a canal boat.
  10. Go on holiday just me and Will.
  11. See some bears in Alaska.
  12. Ride the Rocky Mountaineer Train.
  13. Take Dad and Mum to Abu Dhabi to F1 world and to see F1 racing.
  14. Own a mint green kitchen aid.
  15. Attend a festival.
  16. Go on a husky ride/own huskies.
  17. Stay in a teepee.
  18. Go skinny dipping.
  19. Achieve front door perfection.
  20. Visit Japan.

Better get started!

 

Sometimes life doesn’t go to plan.

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Hello it’s meeeee!

It has been a little while since this girl posted on here. I do not particularly want to go into the deets of my life… BUT I do want to acknowledge the fact that sometimes life just doesn’t go to plan no matter how hard you try.

So nearly a month ago I become a law graduate (I blooming got a 2.1, I’m so proud of little old me!) and I made the move to Bristol to be with my baby (that’s Will… not an actual baby FYI). However since I’ve moved to Bristol I have been in quite the sorry state so to speak. For those of you that have read my previous posts would already know that I’ve been having trouble with my left foot for over two months now and it was only a recent development that I can now walk around the shops without my trusty crutch (which has been with me absolutely EVERYWHERE).

I know I’ve not been my self because I have actively chosen to chuck myself in a wheelchair at any given opportunity because I simply just did not have it in me to walk… seemed a tad dramatic especially as I am used to ankle injuries and have managed amicably in the past. I suppose at some points I did second guess why I was feeling quite so ropy.

Anyhoo, my foot basically just turned ‘sassy’ over night and I was complaining to Will… oh my foot hurts, does it look swollen? I really can’t walk on this. It did all seem a tad odd especially as it was my left side (the side that is determined to be an absolute sass pot!)

Then probably around 2.5 weeks ago something else happened, something which was a little more scary. Something which made Will phone the doctor and basically dragged me kicking and screaming about all my ‘issues’. So that appointment was literally so surreal. The things she said to me, I don’t really think I was taking it all in. The result of that appointment amounted in a further referral to a certain kind of specialist and a quick turn around appointment for a procedure. It has been quite the action packed time! What with all these medical thingies.

I don’t want to go into details, but I’ve had to put ‘things’ on hold for now. I’ve had to admit that I just need a bit of time out from e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g

The whole sodding point of this post is that life isn’t exactly going to plan, its not quite panning out as I had envisaged BUT I have so much to be thankful and grateful for! I am so blooming blessed to be surrounded by the most fantastic cheerleaders imaginable (female and male may I add).

I didn’t plan to start our co-habiting life together quite like this?

But.

You know what? Life is what you make of it? What good is there staying in bed and just worrying yourself and wasting precious moments thinking about the what ifs? I’m not letting this small set back phase me because in the scheme of things I’m one lucky girl to have all that I have and to have such an amazing support network!

The moral of this post is that sometimes things don’t go to plan but it doesn’t mean it’s the end of absolutely everything, I try to think of it as a small diversion? I suppose I’ve got to add a good 45 mins onto my journey due to a certain road being closed (which admittedly is blooming annoying but it’s not the end of the world is it?)

So my life motto for life right now is this…

GIOIT

(it actually matches the colour of my top…)

I am blessed.

 

I am so incredibly blessed.

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It’s times like these that make me feel the most blessed. Both myself and Will have been blessed with the most loving and wonderful families imaginable. I have such a wide and wonderful support network, I have the most wonderful man who is always by my side. My parents are just incredible and they truly are my best friends.

I was scared that people would call me a quitter but was quickly reassured that this girl is no quitter. I am blooming proud of all that I have accomplished and the woman I have become. I have a brilliant life, I am so lucky to have what I have. Life itself is a gift. Every day in this world is a gift and I feel like I truly am making the most of this wondrous gift.

The one thing I have learn on this big old adventure is that sometimes it is ok to ask for help, it is ok to not always have it together and it’s ok to crumble at times. I know it feels like I am talking in riddles which do not appear to make a lot of sense but this is my space. This is bit of the webosphere where I can write whatever the hell I want.

There’s currently quite a lot stacked against me… but as the song goes

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