Woe is me

Well haven’t my last few posts been a bit depressing eh!

I promise I am a happy wee ginger most of the time. The posts are just to give you a insight into my not so glamourous life where I spend about 95% of my time in jammies.

If I am not crying/in noticeable pain I mostly looking like the pics below. Smiling, probably drinking a gin or being sociable with coffee and cake. I push myself A LOT to not cave to the hermit life which is why I think people have been shocked by my recent posts.

Although saying that, the soppy posts have opened the flood gates for cake offerings (thanks Uncle Ian!) so I might just have to keep it real with you as long as Nutella is involved. Ha!

Now in the words of Mcfly – 

Oh, you just gotta be happy
But sometimes that’s hard
So just remember to smile, smile, smile
And that’s a good enough start

 

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Happy St Paddy’s Day!
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Coffee, coffee, coffee – getting me through the day.
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Rhubarb gin and prosecco is the perfect combo. Trust me!

 

 

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The smallest gin cocktail but the priciest on the menu.

 

 

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One Love – One World

After the recent events that have taken place in Manchester and London I have had an ongoing feeling of sadness and confusion. From someone who often lives with their heads in the clouds, I am really struggling with the evilness in this world and I am sure I am not the only one!

After balling my eyes out at the Ariana Grande One Love concert for Manchester, I found myself giving a pep talk to my reflection in the bathroom mirror at 3am this morning (damn a dodgy Chinese) – I will not get lost in the oblivion of terror hashtags or endless scrolling on news apps. Although, I will also not put my head in the sand and pretend the world is fine. It is far from it.

To everyone who has been affected by the last couple of months I want to give you a big hug and never let go. You have been in my thoughts more often than not and I know nothing I can say can make a different to the state of the world right now, but I think we could all try to lift each others spirits.

Smile more, laugh more, hug more, celebrate more, communicate more and just LOVE more.

Do not let ANYONE stop you from living YOUR life… and certainly don’t live it in fear (which is easier said than done) but remember LOVE WINS.

Clair
Keep smiling!

 

 

Afternoon tea at Blackpool Tower

For my birthday I was treated to cakes and sandwiches (sadly no egg mayo ones) in the Ballroom at Blackpool Tower – how very grand!

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You can easily book online with slots every half an hour. We booked for 2:30pm which gave us plenty time to let our big English breakfast digest before tucking into slabs, and I mean slabs of carrot and red velvet cake, along with scones and lemon meringue pie – Pictures to follow.

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The experience was certainly what you paid for (well for us anyway, as we are pretty fussy eaters) – the grand ballroom was spinning with dancers. Both professional and non professional, however I was a bit intimidated to take to the floor to show of my classic robot style dancing.

On arrival we were shown to our seat and offered tea or coffee. We both opted for tea, which was a change as I am a known coffee addict but with being away from home I did not want to risk a UTI which usually arrives after the first sip.

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The wait then began….

Not that I was bothered to begin with as I was fascinated by the dancers on the floor – some taking it much more serious than others. Tunes filled the room from the organ which eventually vanished into the floor, leaving a little one carrying on the tune. We assumed he must of needed a break. The stand in organ player interacted with the afternoon tea-ers taking requests and being a little cheeky – all in good fun I must add! Every plate that came out with our server we hoped was ours. You received 3 plates bursting with food however there was no sign of ours and our tea pot was empty!

We managed to get the attention of a member of staff who was able to give us more tea and inform us our food should be with us soon. It was not… More waiting, a trip to the loo and some pining at people who arrived after us who were lucky to be eating before us.

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After an hour our 3 plates arrived, not as filled as the others but still a good choice of massive cakes. The sandwiches were a bit of a let down though. As we had been forgotten about, which the staff did apologise for, we had a selection of leftover tuna, salmon, BLT and a sausage and lettuce (which I thought was a random combo!)

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Russell and I did have a good laugh and this had been something I wanted to do for a long time so I was really glad we went. It definitely is a must if you like Strictly Come Dancing… and a real love for lettuce!

Ps. Look up at the ceiling – it is impressive!