Sunday, 27 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 7 - My Pet Hates

I have so many (if a little too many) pet hates! But, I am very good at putting up with it. Unless it's my fiancé, in which case I have no qualms in telling him that he is getting on my nerves! 

1. Nail Biting - I just don't like that weird, horrible noise that some people make when they bite their nails. Some people don't make any noise, so I can put up with it, but others, oooh it gets under my skin! And the amount of germs that are underneath nails is not worth thinking about, when it goes into people's mouths! ew!

2. Joint clicking - knuckles, toes, neck, knees, ankles, wrists. Any part of the body that people click really gets on my nerves. It's just so un-necessary! 

3. Snoring. Keeps me awake. If it's loud and stops me from sleeping, then I don't like it. 

4. Sniffly noses. I wish people would blow their noses. I'm guilty of it too when I'm stuck without a tissue, so I do annoy myself! 

I'm really don't moan about these, I am quite good at not saying anything! So don't think of me as a moany old woman!

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 6 - 5 Senses Right Now

Now, I have to actually remember what these are for second (I kinda though there was 6? But that's me being really stupid!) 

Ok, sooo: 

1. Seeing - The gorgeous sunny weather outside, beautiful blue sky and the trees dancing merrily in the breeze.

2. Smelling - My freshly washed hair! 

3. Hearing - the many sounds of the Xbox 360 game Halo: Reach; my fiancé is playing it.

4. Tasting - minty toothpaste! 

5. Touching (is that right!?) - my keyboard! 

Thursday, 24 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 5 - 10 Songs you Love Right Now.

This is a tough one! 10 songs? Well, here goes!

1. Lana Del Rey - Off to the Races

2. Linkin Park - Breaking the Habit

3. Florence & the Machine - Spectrum

4. Lady GaGa - ScheiBe

5. Miike Snow - In Search Of

6. Muse - Undisclosed Desires

7. The XX - Cyrstalised

8. Lostprophets - Sway

9. 30 Seconds to Mars - Night of the Hunter

10. Genesis - Home by the Sea

Quite a relaxed selection of songs with a few dancey and rocky ones there =].

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 4 - What are you afraid of?

What am I most afraid of? Well that's easy: being alone.
I have always feared having no friends or family, and I've always feared losing them. I know, sometimes, things happen and it's inevitable. But I'm so terrified of losing the ones I love. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 3 - Favourite Quote

Now, I'm always confused with these things. Is it a quote from me? From a friend? From a famous philosopher, or from a TV show?

I just don't know! I don't have one quote that sticks with me through life. I just, well, have a little saying that I always end up telling the recently single people: 

 "love will happen when you least expect it!" 

I say this because I'm living proof! I was totally not expecting to meet the man I plan to marry in bloody school at the tender age of 15! I genuinely thought I was going to end up alone. I even remember talking to my mum about it late one night before the next school day, crying even, saying "I'm going to go to bars and pubs with my friends and I can just see myself sitting there all alone, while they're all off with men". 
Ha, who knew what (or who) was around the corner!? Boy was I wrong! 

Monday, 21 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 2: 20 Facts about me

20 Facts about Me! 
1. Red is my favourite colour.

2. Ravioli is my favourite food (not the tinned stuff, the proper fresh stuff!)

3. Chocolate Gateau is my favourite dessert.

4. I was born June 6th 1989.

5. I have 1 brother who is 6 years younger than me.

6. I can drive, and I drive a little red KA.

7. My favourite alcoholic beverage is a long island iced tea.

8. Favourite non alcoholic drink is iced tea!

9. My fiancé and I are currently saving to move out into our first home.

10. I've never seen dirty dancing (I was bought the DVD for Christmas and still haven't seen it!)

11. I've been in a music video.  Yep. That's me. In the beige shirt with bows. I was incredibly drunk on free wine. I wanted to have fun. So that's what I did! 

12. My first concert was (embarrassingly) Blazin' Squad - it was not my choice!

13. My dad owns an old bus.

14. My guilty pleasure in music is Britney Spears.

15. When I was younger, I used to want to be a Vet.

16. I eat really, really unhealthily! 

17. I enjoy having my head and hair stroked! 

18. I am useless at telling jokes (and not all that great at understanding them!)

19. I never sing in front of anyone.

20. The favourite part of my body is my eyes. 

Sunday, 20 May 2012

31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 1 - Introduction!

I've seen this challenge going around at the moment on Cupcake Mumma and my friend Jade's blog , and I thought I'd join in. I've been a bit, stuck for posts recently. I write them, and then I think "no-one really cares about my moaning of how I find it hard to wear anything I want without it making me look like a 16 year old, or about how I need me time". I know I shouldn't, but I can't help it! 
So this is something that will give me 31 days of blogging (yay!). 
Here is the List 

So, Day 1 - Introduction and Recent Photo:

I'm Jenni, 22 years old, and above is the most recent (well, a month ago!) photo of me. It was taken whilst on holiday in Rome inside the Colosseum, by my fiancé, Gavin. Yes, I have a fiancé, and we've been together for 7 years, engaged for 1. Mental. I live in East London, and work for a good company as a Senior Recruitment Clerk. I have a 2.1 degree in psychology and I am a natural blonde! I'm pretty average, I like the average girly things like clothes and make up. I also like geeky things like Star Wars and computer games. I collect notebooks (although I think Jade has taken over on that one hehe!) Yes, I have two best friends, Jade and Kate and I have a bunch of other great friends from my old workplace (those who follow, know that I was glad to leave there!) Cor, writing this, it's hard to tell a lot about myself without going into writing either a CV or an autobiography. I love writing and photography, watching films and long walks in the park or a beach (ok, now it's sounding like personal add!) I'll just leave it there!  

Monday, 14 May 2012


Soooo, for a loooong time, I've been thinking about tattoos, and what I would get if  were to get one. 
Well, after a lot of this thinking, I've decided what I want... when I pluck up the courage to get it! 
I love birds, and my favourite is a magpie. Now, obviously I won't get one, because one is for sorrow. I will get two, two for joy. 
But the design I want is no-where to be found on the world wide web! I want two, sort of intertwined similar to above, but more, like around each other (and, magpies!)
I can not draw very well, not good enough to design a tattoo anyway, so now I'm stuck as to what to do! 
The next thing I have to decide is where is the best place to get it done! 
So many things to think about! Haha! 
So, if anyone can please help me, it will be very much and greatly appreciated! 

After reading this, it makes me want to get it done even more! 

Magpie symbolic meanings are numerous and varied. This stands to reason because the magpie herself is a varied creature. Her colorful character is a delight to observe with symbolic eyes because she is so unpredictable, high-spirited and expressive.
When we observe the magpie's behaviors in nature, we can pick out many strong symbolic messages.
Among her many common attributes, here are a few magpie symbolic meanings:

Quick List of symbolic traits of the magpie:
  • opportunistic
  • intellect
  • perceptive
  • flashy
  • refined
  • communicative
  • social
  • deceptive
  • illusion
  • expressive
  • willful

The magpie's speech is symbolic of communication and creative expression. When we hear the magpie speak it is a message to us that we might need to listen to what is being spoken to us - listen with more attention. The chatter of the magpie is also a symbolic message that we may need to speak our minds more clearly....speak up, express our opinions, be creative with our spoken words.
The magpie's obsession with shiny things is symbolic of our tendency to chase after false ideas or perceptions. When the magpie comes into our lives it is often a reminder that we may have to re-evaluate our priorities. Are we chasing after unsuitable desires? Are we serving a false ideal? Are we putting materialism ahead of matters of the soul?
The magpie builds its home in the thickest "V" of trees. Forks or V's in nature are symbolic of gateways or paths into the spirit realm. In this fashion, the magpie asks us about our level of spiritual perception. Specifically, the magpie asks to keep an open mind in matters of the spirit. She also asks us where our spiritual foundation is and encourages us to open the gateways of higher (spiritual) vision.
Her plumage is also symbolic. With striking colouration, the magpie is symbolic of flamboyance, expression, and glamour. When we see her, we do a double-take because her appearance commands our attention. This is a message for us to not hide ourselves away from the world. The magpie beckons us to reveal our brilliance (physical and otherwise) to the world. We are each composed of incredible beauty and grace - the magpie is a reminder that we must express these attributes outwardly in a glamorous display just as she does.
And just when we get to know the symbolic meaning of the magpie, she eludes us and leaves us guessing what she's all about. In nature she has been known to be shy and reclusive - yet in cities she is noted to be extremely sociable with humans. Typically, she is a scavenger...but she has also been witnessed taking down small birds and rodents - acting as a bird of prey (which is not her classification).
These and other oddities in her behavior are symbolic of illusion and perception. The magpie's message her is that not all things are what they appear to be, and we should not set our judgements in stone. Further, this aspect of the magpie is a message that we do not have to be bound to perceptions. In other words, we may want to consider departing from our habitual behaviors and avoid being type-caste into a specific role.
In ancient European cultures the magpie is said to predict omens, and there is a type of divination based on the magpie according to an old riddle. I've forgotten how the rhyme goes, but gist of it is according to how many magpies are seen the following will be one's fate:
  • One magpie indicates danger
  • Two equals joy in union
  • Three means good journey
  • Four magpies means new beginning
  • Five equals company coming
  • Six indicates an ending
  • Seven magpies is a good omen, carry on with your plans
  • Eight magpies suggest a wait period, do not continue with your plans
  • Nine magpies speak of love will coming to call on you, or a return of love to your life

Magpie symbolic meanings take on a brighter note in the East, where the Chinese regard the magpie as a good luck symbol, joy, marital bliss, sexual happiness, and long lasting fortune.
When the Chinese hear the cry of a magpie it is said to be an announcement of the arrival of friends and family (click here for other symbolic meanings of Chinese animals).
The ancient Roman's viewed the magpie as a creature of high intellect and reasoning powers. She is also an attribute of Bacchus, the God of wine.
In Native American animal lore, the magpie was also viewed as having intellect. However, more often than not she was faulted for trickery and her intelligence was typically used in deceptive schemes. She cannot be judged too harshly thought because her tricks are always played out with a light-hearted, good-natured intention.
As you can see, the magpie symbolic meanings are as diverse and colorful as the magpie herself. Her messages are many, and she gives them to us with a free and happy heart.
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Sunday, 13 May 2012

A few weeks Ago, We went to Rome!

Yea, it has been a while since we've been back...and it's taken a while to update my blog with the photos we took! 
What to say, well, honestly, Rome is WOW. Beautiful. I love that city. The weather (as you'll see!) was hot hot hot (but what we found very odd...was that the Italian nationals still wore jeans, boots, coats, scarves...and it was 25 degrees C people!!)  I actually got burnt. 
Everyone is lovely and speaks English, so we were able to get by fine. I just can't begin to explain how much fun we had, and the amazing sights we saw. So here are a few photos (out of 400 odd) to try and give you an idea =]  

 The Swiss Alps! 

 In the Villa Borgeuse region looking out over the city.

 A delicious Tiramisu  

 The Colosseum

 The Pantheon

 A typical Roman street 
 Our favourite restaurant 

 Look how big the cobbles are! 
 I can't remember what these ruins are! 
 Roman baths
 Down there on the where Gavin and I would sit every evening.

 The "Wedding Cake" of Rome!
 On the way to the Trevi Fountain (or the Fontanna de Trevi!)
 The Trevi Fountain!

 A delicious chocolate gateau! 
 Massive pizzas - Gavin's had apples on it! 
 The ice cream was the best ice cream ever! 
 Tiny buses! 

 Inside the Vatican
 St. Peters Square

 View from the Spanish Steps
 The Spanish Steps 

 Inside the Peroni Bar! 

Me - on the last day, after about 3 Peroni's - burnt and tired!!