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Need to get back to writing

I want to try so hard to get back to writing a daily blog so, I thought I would start today. That all went up the wall when I first tried writing as something took my site down had to get my lovely brother to fix it for me. At the moment I have my niece Hannah staying with me, which is nice and she is actually behaving and I have had no attitude from her.
Tomorrow we were meant to be going swimming, but the pool is shut so, we are going to be doing the housework instead. I hate doing housework, but it has to be done. The weather here has got a lot better we had nothing but the sunshine, which is making me a lot happier. Hate it when it’s dull and grey as there is not much to do when the weather is like that. Though my partner goes into hiding during the warmer months as he blackouts when it’s too hot. As, you all know I like to crochet and I have decided to do make a round temperature blanket which you do by picking a time of the day and either the highest or lowest temperature for that time and do a row for that temperature. So, I have picked midday and the highest temperature. I started this on my 29th birthday and it will end on my 30th. So, I will have something to remember my last year of my 20s.
I am going to go for now and I will write another blog tomorrow maybe have a Sunday selfie as I haven’t done one them in ages. Until then bye for now

Still Hurting

On Saturday (28th Jan 2017) I had a slight accident. I actually don’t know how it happened but I will tell you the story.

It started with me wanting to put my cockatiel to bed they have to be slightly covered or they will keep shouting until they are. So, I climbed on the sofa as the cage is too tall for me to reach and all of a sudden I felt I bang to my head and my elbow was sore and I was laying on the floor. I cannot for the life of me think how I got from the sofa to the floor but did notice I smacked my head on a table as well as my elbow. My partner came to help me as I was holding my head. My oldest cockatiel bobby was still out as she was waiting to go to bed and all she wanted to do was getting to me to. When she did get to me she gave me a big cuddle like she was saying you will be okay. I have still today got a slight sore lump on my head and cannot lean on my elbow or crochet as the pain has also moved into my wrist. I haven’t been to get checked but don’t rush no more as I have broken it twice already and don’t want it to happen again. Don’t fancy sitting in plaster for 6 weeks. Got doctors Friday so giving it until then to ill if still bad I will get her to look at it and probably send me for an x-ray which will be quicker than sitting in accident and emergency. It seemed to of easier of early but it’s now hurting a lot so, going to go to bed and rest it.

Fitbit Blaze

For Christmas this year I got the Fitbit blaze which I have been using since Christmas day. Here is what I have thought of it so far.

In the box, you got the Fitbit Blaze tracker which looks nicer than other Fitbit watches that I have. Blaze Classic wristband I have had to buy a different wristband as I had a reaction to the original wristband

Stainless steel frame looks really nice also helps the watch stand out. Charging cable it didn’t come with a plug so have to plug into the computer unless you have a plug like your phone plug, which is what I have been using.

The Sensors & Components it has a 3-axis gyroscope, Optical heart rate monitor the heart rate monitor works well it knows when I have got my heart rate up into cardio and fat burn. I use this to make sure I am working hard in my workouts. Altimeter, Ambient light sensor and a vibration motor

The Display is a touchscreen colour LCD which is crystal clear and auto changes to the light. Battery and Power the Fitbit is recommended that you charge every few days they say the battery should be fine for five days. I have been charging my Fitbit between three to five days depending what I have been doing. I do get all my notifications through to it so drains the battery slightly. the battery type is a Lithium-polymer and takes 0ne to two hours to charge. Mine so far has taken an hour to charge.

it has Bluetooth 4.0 which always stays connected to my phone or computer. it also saves up to seven days of detailed motion date minute by minute. Saves daily totals for past 30 days. during exercise, it stores your heart rate date each second and at other times it’s five seconds. I have not had any problems and as always connected to my phone so always syncs the information.

Fitbit Blaze is sweat, rain and splash proof, but is not swim proof. it is recommend taking it off before showering, as it’s best for your skin if the band stays dry and clean.I have not doubled checked that if it is or not as I dot want to break my Fitbit and not advisable unless you are going to buy yourself a new Fitbit. If Fitbit Blaze gets wet or if you sweat in it, remove and completely dry the band before putting it back on. Give your wrist a rest by taking the band off every now and then, and regularly clean your band and wrist. I clean my Fitbit every day before and getting up to make sure I don’t get any skin issues I also wear it on the different wrist at night then I do during the day.

The Fitbit Blaze Classic band is made of a flexible, durable elastomer material similar to that used in many sports watches, and includes a surgical-grade stainless steel buckle and frame. The Gunmetal Blaze features a gunmetal stainless steel buckle and frame made with a premium PVD plating process. The Pink/Gold Blaze features a 22k gold-plated stainless steel buckle and frame also made with a premium PVD plating process.I am allergic to one of the materials in the Fitbit band so had to buy my own band for it.

Like all heart rate tracking technologies, accuracy is affected by physiology, the location of the device, and different movements.Love seeing my heart rate as it also then shows me if I need to work harder or not in my exercises Environmental requirements the device should Operate between  -10° to 45° C for it to function correctly and a maximum operating altitude: 8,535 m

Syncing & Notifications it is using Bluetooth LE wireless technology, Fitbit Blaze sends smartphone notifications and syncs automatically to computers and iOS, Android and Windows devices. Certain features like smartphone notifications or Connected GPS may require Android 5.0+ I can get notifications but, I cannot connect it to GPS as my phone is poo. it syncs to Bluetooth up to 6.1m  I have had no problems with syncing the Fitbit to my phone running android or my computer running windows 10.  I also use the watch to control my songs on my phone. all together I have preferred this Fitbit more than the charge I had before and would recommend it to people.

New year not a new start

Normally people start the new year with a new start like saying i am going to lose weight, start the gym and all that kind of stuff. Not me i decided to start the year with freezing my gym membership until march to let the crowds go down with all the people that drop out by then and also save me some money until then. Though this month didnt happen as my gym still tried to take the full amount instead of contacting me to tell me my freeze didnt go through correctly lucky bank recalled it and gym is sorting it out.

I went out for new year with some great friends who i am happy to call my friends we have actully helped me through 2016 and i hope they help me througb 2017. I have alot of fears that i cant seem to get over and i don’t think i ever will but with the help of those i love and are there for me i hope i will.

So, i hope everyone so far having a good 2017 (which i am still finding it hard to think that another year has been and gone) and it keeps being a good year for you

Bye for now

Oh and sorry if any grammer or spelling mistakes i am writing from my phone and doesnt have a checker.

Celebrities Deaths 2016

This year we have seen so many celebrity deaths I hope they all rest in peace and they are never forgotten. Just in case you missed any here is a list

JANUARY

January 10

David Bowie, 69

Rock icon

January 14

Alan Rickman, 69

Actor

January 18

Glenn Frey, 67

Eagles rocker

January 23

Jimmy Bain, 68

Rainbow rock star

January 30

Frank Finlay, 89

Acting great

January 31

Terry Wogan, 77

TV & radio legend

FEBRUARY

February 3

Maurice White, 74

Earth Wind & Fire star

February 19

Harper Lee, 89

To Kill A Mockingbird author

February 28

Frank Kelly, 77

Father Ted star

February 28

George Kennedy, 91

Movie great

MARCH

March 1

Tony Warren, 79

Coronation St creator

March 8

George Martin, 90

Beatles producer

March 11

Keith Emerson, 71

ELP rock legend

March 15

Sylvia Anderson, 88

Lady Penelope

March 16

Frank Sinatra Junior, 72

Sinatra’s singer son

March 17

Paul Daniels, 77

Comedy magician

March 29

Patty Duke, 69

Child star

March 31

Ronnie Corbett, 85

Comedy legend

March 31

Denise Robertson, 83

TV agony aunt

APRIL

April 6

Merle Haggard, 79

Country legend

April 12

David Gest, 62

TV personality

April 20

Victoria Wood, 62

Comedy genius

April 20

Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, 46

WWE wrestling legend

April 21

Lonnie Mack, 74

Blues guitar great

April 21

Prince, 57

Pop icon

April 21

Guy Hamilton, 93

Bond director

April 24

Billy Paul, 80

Chart star

MAY

May 17

Guy Clark, 74

Country legend

May 19

John Berry, 52

Beastie Boys star

May 19

Alan Young, 96

Mister Ed TV star

May 21

Nick Menza, 51

Megadeth drummer

May 24

Burt Kwouk, 85

Pink Panther star

May 31

Carla Lane, 87

Liver Birds writer

JUNE

June 3

Muhammad Ali, 74

Boxing legend

June 14

Henry McCullough, 72

Wings guitarist

June 19

Anton Yelchin, 27

Star Trek’s Chekov

June 24

Bernie Worrall, 72

Funkadelic star

June 28

Scotty Moore, 84

Elvis’s guitarist

JULY

July 2

Caroline Aherne, 52

Comedy actress

July 16

Alan Vega, 78

Suicide punk pioneer

AUGUST

August 13

Kenny Baker, 81

Star Wars’ R2-D2

August 15

Dalian Atkinson, 48

Villa cup hero

August 29

Gene Wilder, 83

Comic genius

SEPTEMBER

September 11

Alexis Arquette, 47

Transgender actress

September 17

Charmian Carr, 73

Sound of Music’s Liesl

September 25

Arnold Palmer, 87

Golfing legend

OCTOBER

October 14

Jean Alexander, 90

Corrie’s Hilda Ogden

October 23

Pete Burns, 57

Dead or Alive chart star

October 24

Bobby Vee, 73

1960s teen idol

NOVEMBER

November 7

Leonard Cohen, 82

Iconic singer & writer

November 11

Robert Vaughn, 83

Veteran actor

November 13

Leon Russell, 74

US rock legend

November 24

Colonel Abrams, 67

80s chart star

November 25

Florence Henderson, 82

Brady Bunch star

November 26

Ron Glass, 71

US TV star

DECEMBER

December 1

Andrew Sachs, 86

Fawlty Towers star

December 6

Peter Vaughan, 93

Game of Thrones star

December 7

Ian Cartwright, 52

Wolves midfielder

December 8

John Glenn, 95

First American to orbit Earth

December 8

Greg Lake, 69

ELP legend

December 10

AA Gill, 62

Writer & critic

December 10

Ian McCaskill, 78

TV weatherman

December 12

Walter Swinburn, 55

Derby winning jockey

December 18

Zsa Zsa Gabor, 99

Actress

December 24

Rick Parfitt, 68

Musician

December 25

George Michael, 53

Singer

December 26

Liz Smith, 95

Actress

December 27

Carrie Fisher, 60

Actress

Richard Adams, 96

Author

December 28

Debbie Reynolds, 84

Hollywood actress and mother to Carrie Fisher

Hoping there is no more deaths this year. Also, R.I.P to all those who have died over 2016

Nearly Christmas Time

It’s nearly that time of year. Christmas time seems to be most peoples most stressful time of year. Running around trying to find those who are close to you something they would like for Christmas but I think actually why should be running around getting people what they want or spending fortunes on people. I always see Christmas as time spending with the people you love and care about the most and everyone should be grateful for what they get even if it’s something they didn’t want. Everyone should be grateful what they get no matter how small or big and grateful that the person has wanted to get you something and if the person doesn’t get you something back don’t get in a mood because you got them something and they got you nothing as unless you know their finances they may not got any money to get you anything. so, everyone enjoys the holiday spend it with the ones you love and care about.

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Friendships

Over the years I have noticed how one day you are friends with someone who you see day in and day out but you soon drift apart for one reason or another. The ones that are your true friends are the ones that stick by you not matter what or how far away you move away. I have found out a lot who my true friends are and their the ones that have stuck by me and been there when I have needed them. When I have been down and needed someone just to listen they have been there. I have some friends that have been my friends for 10 years or more and would defiantly say that not all of them are my true friends but I do know out of all of them I do know which ones I can count on if I ever needed them and which ones wouldn’t. Instead of getting upset that you have fallen out with why not just make new ones that what I did and have been happier since. I would also remember that you should treat people how you would want to be treated and remember that even though you have spoken to someone in a while doesn’t mean you have fallen out they have live’s two and could just be busy.

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Finchey and Mollie

I just wanted to post about Finchey and Mollie our two finches. Finchey was found in someone’s garden nearly dead we took him and fed him and gave him water. With the way he was acting we didn’t think he would make it to the morning but he did. We read online that they hate being on their own so, we went got him a friend Mollie. they weren’t even in the age 20s and they were busy. That was about 3 months ago. They are now sat in their nest box sitting on 4 or 5 chicks as we know the eggs have hatched we just can’t get in to see them probably but I am going to post some pictures below of the chicks and Mollie and Finchey. We still not decided what we are going to do with the chicks. I want to keep them but my partner thinks we should rehome as we already got enough as with the finches we also have 7 cockatiels.

Simple Heart

I have made a new crocheting pattern. I have made a simple Heart crocheting pattern which you can be found here. I have put it down too intermediate but if you know double crochet, triple crochet then you should have no problems. Please tell me what you think

 

I have also insert the instructions below but if you want a downloaded copy it’s on Craftsy which is on the link above.

 

Simple Heart

This pattern will show you how to make a simple heart in 11 easy steps. This is in us terms.

Any wool will work the terms you will need to know are

Double crochet dc

Half double crochet hdc

Triple crochet Tr

Slip stitch

. I used a 4.5mm hook but depending on the size you want you can go up or down hook sizes.

  1. start by chaining 4 join with a ss
  2. chain 2, 15 dc into ring, join to top of chain 2 with ss
  3. chain 2 counts as first dc, 1dc in same stitch as ss
  4. 4 Tr in next stitch
  5. 2 dc in next stitch
  6. 1 hdc in next 4 stitches
  7. 1 dc, 1ts, 1dc in next stitch
  8. 1 hdc in next 4 stitches
  9. 2 dc in next stitch
  10. 4 Tr in next stitch
  11. 1 dc in next stitch, chain 2 and slip stitch in same stitch. tie off remember to sow in your ends

     

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