Valentines Day Cards – HELP?!

Please feel free to check out last years post about sharing the love on Valentines Day :)https://pinkdustydreams.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/love/

I know this time of year can be difficult for those in a relationship & equally as hard for those wanting to send a secret card to somebody they have a crush on. What gift do I buy/do I even buy one? What card should I get? What will I write?!

So this year, I thought I would give you a little help with that ..

Not sure what card to get? Here’s a few fool proof options that I found on the internet for you:

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^ Nothing says I Love You like pizza.

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^ Smooth. Real smooth.

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^ One for the classy crush ;)

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^ The card that says it all for you, so you don’t have to. & Of course, a F.R.I.E.N.D.S related card. Because, who doesn’t love that show?

 .You’re welcome.

……… I’m just kidding ;) , I hope you liked this jokey Valentines Day blog post & it made you smile. Have a fantastic Valentines Day for tomorrow whether you’re single & sharing the love with your friends & family or if you’re lucky in love & spending quality time with your other half.

Happy Valentines Day! Spread the love. x 

Color Run UK 2015!

This year myself & a few others have entered into the Color Run UK!! AKA The happiest 5K on the planet.

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Our team name is Skittles & we are extremely excited to be taking part in this years run, we can not wait!! It makes it even sweeter because the chosen charity for this year is the NSPCC – If you don’t know what that is, it’s the leading childrens charity here in the UK & Channel Islands that helps abused children.

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Things that this charity do to help are:

  • Protect children from sexual abuse & exploitation
  • Provide specialist support for minority ethnic families
  • Support children in care
  • Provide tools to help social workers deal with neglect
  • Help families who misuse drugs/alcohol
  • Reduce the impact of domestic abuse on children
  • Work with families with parents with mental health problems
  • Support young witnesses to give evidence in court
  • They have a 24 hour helpline with professional counsellors
  • Also, they have a Childline for young people to call for help
  • Campaign to change laws to protect children

 “Every child is worth fighting for”

If you are able to donate to this amazing charity then please click this link to go to our fundraising page, it’s very quick & easy to do & ANY amount is welcome!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=Skittles15&isTeam=true

To anybody who decides to donate – Thank you so much, you’re giving children a chance for a new start, you’re showing them that they DO matter & ARE worth fighting for. Perhaps you could leave a note on there, your blog name or just something so I know you donated because of this post so I can come & say thank you to you! To know exactly how your money will be used, you can check out the NSPCC website :) .

Thank you for reading.

Important information:

If you want to find out more about the NSPCC please click here:  http://www.nspcc.org.uk/

NSPCC Helpline – If you’re worried about a child, contact the professional counsellors 24/7 for help, advice & support 0808 800 5000 or email: help@nspcc.org.uk

If you are 18 or under & would like free, confidential advice and support call 0800 1111

Happier App

Hey there, I hope that your 2015 has started off as the most wonderful year yet. If it hasn’t, don’t worry, sunshine is heading your way, I promise, it won’t rain forever :)

Yesterday I came across a brilliant app & wanted to share it with you all. It’s called “Happier”. It’s simple to use and could have a huge impact on your daily life!

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What is it? – I guess you would call it a social media app. “Not another one!” I hear you cry. Don’t worry its something with a completely new concept. They describe it as a “fun social gratitude journal combined with a positive community” & that’s exactly what it is.

What’s it about? –  Being happy & inspiring others happiness

How does it work? – You have your own profile where you can share your happiest moments either publicly or privately. For example: “I am so grateful that I get to come home everyday to the cutest doggie in the world” *insert picture of my dog*. The happier community can then choose to “smile” (equivalent to a “like” on Facebook) at what you have shared & they can also comment on it too. If you find somebody you connect with & like reading their posts, you have the option to “follow” them. (Unless you’re in the social media world, that sounds kind of creepy doesn’t it?)

How can this change my life? – Surrounding yourself with positive, happy people in your real life can be challenging sometimes! Here, everyone has the same goal…to be happy! Share your moments, whether small or mighty & have those to look back on when you need a boost. Happiness is infectious & you can help inspire others to find the sunshine in their glum days. The more you realise how many blessings you have in life, the happier you will become & the healthier your mind will feel. You can stop saying “I’ll be happy when ___” & start thinking “I’m happy because___” :)

Overall, I think this is a really positive step as far as apps go & I hope millions of people get on board and download the app. It could change lives & perhaps even save lives.

I know you’re wondering how much it costs…IT’S  FREE!

If you are interested here are the links:

Android phones – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.happier.android&hl=en

Iphones – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/happier/id499033500?mt=8

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Thanks for reading, feel free to share this post with others if you also think the app is great & want to spread the word

& remember…Smile :)

Tis the Season :)

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I just wanted to take a moment to remind you of those who unfortunately don’t have a lot to look forward to this Christmas. For some, Christmas is a lonely holiday with nothing much to offer and can be especially painful for them if they don’t have a lot of family around them.

If you are able to sprinkle a little Christmas magic & help those in need then please do, don’t hold back.  There are homeless shelters all around the world who need help every single day. But if you can offer food or warm clothing this Christmas then I can guarantee you that would be the most well received gift you will give this year.

Christmas is about giving but that doesn’t mean you have to spend money, instead share joy & kindness. Spare a moment of your time for family, friends or neighbours who are spending Christmas alone. Sitting down for a chat with them, posting a Christmas card with your best wishes or doing something kind for them will mean the world to a lonely soul and help turn their Christmas around and it doesn’t have to cost a penny.

So this Christmas I ask you to please open your heart & think about those in need.

Help make their Christmas holiday sparkle with happiness :)

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Thank you for reading :)