Let’s chat

I have a thing that I want to do, but no idea where to start or even what to do for it…

For those who don’t know, you may be new here to read my Blog. I like to watch a live feed called “Safari Live” (you can catch it on YouTube). I am totally in love with the whole community. What I truly love with it all. I love the chatting, I feel like I’ve got better friends on these feeds, although we’ve never met.

It’d be fantastic if, we, bloggers, could find someway to chat too!

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2019

Basically I just wanted to do a catch up and share type post…See how myself and yourselves are finding 2019. I saw with January it was very long for some and felt like we were still stuck in 2018.

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Too break it down shortly for myself. The year started off extremely well.

I actually felt good, I able to come off my anxiety medication, if I wanted too. So instead of just going cold turkey and coming straight off them, I lowered the dosage. I was thinking once I finished the packet I currently had that was going to be it. My work was busy again and I was getting to work every single day, well Monday-Friday.

Contact Me

No, I’m not about to give you my telephone number =P

I’m just meaning other places, other ways you can check what I am up too…If you want too. I’ve been very lucky lately in that I’ve been able to think of things to Blog about. Sometimes though I don’t always Blog everything. Not even about the books I’m reading about. Since I’ve written #LetsTalk and the response from that Blog post. You can find other ways to talk with me.

For most of my social media type profiles, I have a personal one AND a more Blog type one.

Twitter – I post the most random things. I usually post pictures about the animals on #safarilive animals and the most random thoughts about causes and things that are trending on Twitter. It’s very unbloggy really. Sometimes I’ll post about about my Blogs, but usually they are safari live related.

Instagram – Look up lady_lolly84 : I usually post what book/s I’m reading. Then I direct people to read my Blog and read my reviews. In between I’ll post pictures of my dog and cat. Just random posts of myself as well. The posts may be about something interesting I’ve bought or about something that’s happened to me during the day.

Goodreads – Obviously you can check the progress of books that I’m reading. One of the differences between my Insta and Goodreads. The books that I post about on my Insta are not always going to be part of my Goodread list. Either I’m rereading them or for whatever reasons it’s just not something I want to write about…I just want to read it.

I do have a Facebook, but it’s more private. I have considered making one for my Blog, but I don’t like Facebook THAT much. I rarely go on it these days. There’d be no point.

Which one are you?

Just watching “My Little Pony” as one grown adult does.

It occurred to me that when you don’t know me very well I am very much Flutter-shy…Those who know me well though say I’m more like Pinkie Pie.

My question today is if you could take two completely different characters from a book or a tv show, to represent your “me vs me” traits…Which two would they be and why?

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“me vs me”

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Mindset

Good question for a Monday morning…Do you ever feel like your mind isn’t your own and you have to fight it to get into a different mindset?

I have been feeling more and more these days I can just turn my anxiety off in certain situations. It feels like when I’m calm and thinking about my anxiety, I can just turn it off…However when I’m travelling (which is when my anxiety occurs) I just cannot do it…At all…and that’s the most frustrating part of it all.

Do any of you have any tricks? Do you ever find yourself in this situation?

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So, let’s chat

Tell me about you

So, lets chat some time, over coffee maybe?

(No really, let’s chat some time)

*Please feel free to do this!*

As my Blog is expanding, it occurred to me that not too many of my readers know that much about myself. So I have found some questions, ones that I think are a good lucky top 7, so that you can get to know me a little better.

1. Are you named after anyone?

I am! I am named after the Hollywood Golden Age actress “Lauren Bacall

2. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Honestly, the first thing I notice is their hair or what they may be wearing. It depends what stands out more at the time. I have noticed an increase in people getting crazy and more creative with the colour that runs through their hair and sometimes it can be with amazing results!

3. When was the last time you cried?

I have cried several times over the last week, but before that it honestly has been such a long time since I cried. I have a major frustration going on right now and it is affecting everything else in my life, but I have no control over it. I have been getting considerably less hours at work, which then, if I’m not getting paid, affects lots of other things. What’s making me the angriest is that it is clear “favourites” are being played in the situation here. It’s affecting my confidence badly as well. It upsets me because I work my butt off.

4. What’s your favourite cereal?

I don’t actually eat a lot of cereal for breakfast. I don’t usually have breakfast, other than a cup of coffee (I know, it’s bad!) Sometimes I will make myself a smoothie! If I do have cereal in my cupboards though it’s usually because I eat it throughout the day, kind of like a snack.

5. Can you cook?

I can, but it’s like my situation at work…No one believes in me. I can definitely cook though and every now and then I’ll get creative and experiment. I’m just not that “into” cooking. My major problem is everyone around me doesn’t like how slow I am, and like to point out every time I do something wrong. It definitely doesn’t help. Other people will literally will just grab whatever is in my hand and take over…But then tell me I don’t know how to cook.

6. How do you want people to feel when they read your words?

I hope when people read my words a sense of joy and hope. Even if my post is not a positive one. I believe every day we learn a new lesson, not just learn something new, but also a new lesson. Even if it’s something really small.

7. What does the meaning of this life, mean to you?

To me the meaning of life is to have as happy one as you, no matter the circumstances. Every body on this planet has a different story to tell. We’re kind of like snowflakes really, no two are the same.

*Please feel free to do this!*

Community

If you follow my blog, and have been for a little while…You will know that I am completely obsessed with a live web feed called Nat Geo Wild Safari…Live! and UStream Wildearth Live Safari’s

I have been watching them since around November last year. I started watching them after a previous live web feed cam had finished for the year (Pip the Ostrich). Every now and then I like to share some shots from the safari’s, so keep an eye out for those Blogs!

I think a major part of the reason I love visiting these live feeds is because of the community of the safari’s. While watching the safari’s you can chat with people from all over the world and the people are lovely! There are two sections that you can talk with, one is just called “Chat” where you have to have a ‘profile’ and be logged into chat there. The other is called “Social Stream” this is the one I’m mainly in conversation with. I have a profile, social stream just seems more…Social,lol.

The drives are very therapeutic, and I give full credit to the chatters of the drives just as much as the animals, guides and the those who film =D They got me through some rough days…and nights!

The times they are a-changing

Having a conversation with a good girlfriend tonight and we are shocked…repeat SHOCKED…by the amount of guys that are in relationships and/or married that hit on us. Both my girlfriend and I are single and these “respectable taken” men are not helping the cause. There are a few things that make me really mad about it:

  1. How can you call my ex a douche when you’re doing what you’re doing? He didn’t make promises of marriage or anything close to that.
  2. Most…in fact, pretty much all of them…claim to be bi-sexuals…I’m not sure if they think that they gives them a special permission to hit on other people while married or something?
  3. What makes them think I’d ever go for a married man to begin with? I never have and never would…I am not desperate and there are a lot more guys out there that are not someone’s sloppy seconds.
  4. What makes me angriest the most though…My brother is gay, my cousin is gay…Yet these…Wankers…are able to get married and STILL hit on single people, like myself.
  5. I have not seen ONE of them hit on a guy…Just single girls…But this is who Christians really want representing them?…Really? Both my brother and cousins have been in long term committed relationships and neither one has ever been accused of straying. Yet, they can’t marry and these guys can.
  6. You never hear of their partners being bi-sexual…Amazing, isn’t it.

All these guys are doing is harming myself and my girlfriends and relationships in general. We are single for a reason and these guys are a huge part of that. I can think of maybe one or two couples who don’t seem to do this.

We obsess over characters like Thorin and Thor and Mr Darcy because the truth is, to find a decent guy (I still believe that they are out there still) is getting harder and harder to find. These guys damage the rest of you guys and put single girls like me off.

WillSmith