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Stess and how to not let it get on top of you

There are many situations that are stressful. Many of which are classed as life events that everyone should go through, this doesn’t make it easy or on any way better.

You see, my experience of stress has been plenty as of late. Mainly due to taking on allot of resposibility for this little person I made (he has his fathers attitude). On top of that we are in the middle of moving and planning a wedding. Crazy, right?

So our house has been chaos for what seems like forever. Little money due to deposits and double rent means we can’t just pop down to the local takeaway and eat the stress away. Which sounds like an awesome idea until you have to burn that fat off. Not fun.

Having a baby also means that we can’t just stay in bed all day. Long gone are the bed days or lie ins and to be frank I don’t miss them as much as I thought. Little cheekysaurus is a great distraction  when those niggly thoughts and worries appear.

Packing and unpacking is he’ll and whoever does that for a living, I feel bad for you. Like allot. I mean the boxes themselves vary between large and heavy to tiny and light. We have got our bedrooms mostly done which is a godsend but downstairs looks like a building site.

Which brings me to another stress point. We have no kitchen. I don’t mean that figuratively either. Before moving our landlord decided to revamp the house and got all new equipment. The downside? The builder he hired is pretty much taking his time. Which leaves us with a kitchen without a cooker, fridge or drawers. I miss the days where I could cook in my own home and didn’t have to worry about traipsing dust onto my lovely new carpet.

How have I stayed sane during this, I hear you ask? Truthfully, I havent. I’m as crazy as you think I am. Close to pulling my hair out if it weren’t for this lovely invention called daytime tv and chocolate. Cuddles help too.

So if your going through a stressful time right now and feel like the world is going loopy. Best thing to do is breathe, have a day off (turn your phone off and just lay in bed if you can) and play some games. Or maybe go for a walk to the park?

That or eat your weight in chocolate like I’m currently doing. I do not feel guilty whatsoever because I’m sharing with my baby and he loves his buttons!



Playing Catch up

It has been a long time since I posted on my blog and that is totally my own fault. The urge to write has left me completely and finding the will to attempt has fallen down dramatically. However, the first day of Camp I seem to have had a bolt of lightning hit my creativity and I have caught up so fast. I am almost surprised at it. But shhh, don’t spook it. It’s a fickle thing after all.

Let’s have a quick update, shall we?

January was well, lets say it was OK. I can’t really recall the month but things must have been pretty chill and relaxing. I made no new years resolution and to be frank, it’s the best thing ever. There is no disappointment in not doing it at all.
February was different, it was full of birthdays that bled me dry and Valentines Day. I love Valentines, namely because I can make things for people that I love and spend some time with my partner and not feel guilty about it.
March was awesome, with Nate’s birthday and Andromeda coming out there was allot of hours spent playing video games. That’s about it.

Overall, I cannot recall what has actually happened except certain events that I still think about. I just recently finished my game and let me tell you, it was partly anti climatic but had one hell of a plot twist. Much love to Bioware and EA for making my life that bit more entertaining. So my plan for this blog is to share things and this is just to catch up!

♥ Alpicasso


How to Adult 101

In the last week of September I spent my time in Greece with one of my best and oldest friends. I stayed with her, and her family in their apartment and I learnt some things like breakfast and home-cooked food. You see, I live alone with my pet human and if I don’t make myself food, then I simply don’t eat. Which is a very bad habit, let me tell you. I can recall my childhood and always having food in to eat, scoff or even stash for later so my brother or sister didn’t get it before me. But as adulthood settles in all around me I come to the realization that maybe, I should stop eating pot noodles and takeaway, and start planning my days better.


So I went shopping today, with the thought in mind to cook my own food (some of the time anyway) and I have to tell you, it is not cheap to be self sustaining. Fresh fruit and veg? While good for you goes off way too quickly, and even if you freeze it or manage to eat it on time. It is expensive not to go for cheap options like apples, oranges or bananas. Melon is good, if you can eat the whole thing on your own. But raspberries, strawberries and blueberries? We grow them here and still its like £3 a bonnet (one pack) and they do not last a week!

Bread is another weekly must according to most people, and I find that we don’t eat one loaf a week. We have gotten around the moldiness by freezing. However, this does decline the quality of the bread and unless you want slightly toasted sandwiches for the rest of your days then I suggest only buying bread when you need it. Milk and eggs also go in this little box of damn the BBD/UBD. I mean have you ever woken up at 2am and really wanted some cookie crisp but your milk has that weird smell and you really don’t want to risk it.

Live dangerously, because who really need’s Best Before or Use By?

Now, we move on the other bits that often end up in my trolley. Super noodles, meals in a box and passttaaaa~ Three main food groups for students everywhere. And while this is cheap and good and safe, it is also really really bad for you. You become semi-dependent on them and well, why make a fool of yourself trying to make the perfect homemade lasagna when you can have one already in a tray?
I will tell you, you don’t! I mean, my mother has one day a week where she batch cooks all her meals for that week from scratch and then freezes it. Which, is a really good idea if you have a two freezers. Alas, I only have one and my frozen chips come first.

And then we have the final block, the problem most people my age have, and that is buying stuff you really don’t need. Like, I didn’t have much money with me on my shopping trip today but I just had to get something halloween-y because, why not? and that just sort of snowballed to buying snack foods and pop and yadda, yadda, yadda. Some can hold that urge and be all adult like. Me? I see a little set of cow stickers and I just have to have them. Notebooks too. Oh and sweets. I am such a sweet tooth…

Nothing beats a low mood more then Nutella, all you need is a bed, a spoon and a jar ♥

So my piece of advice for all those young adults, children and other people who look at my generation and sigh. We are trying, but those pink fluffy Animal bedsocks are vital to my survival. And besides, if we can feed ourselves just one normal meal that was home cooked. Then I take that as an achievement! But maybe next time I will make a shopping list…

♥ Alpicasso


First Steps

cutenessSo, my first blog post. Not as exciting as I was hoping, more nerve wrecking. I mean, we have all got a tumblr somewhere, right? RIGHT? *ahem*
But as you are starting something and making sure that it’s completely yours is hard and takes effort, but fun to try at least. I usually don’t do things like this, I mean I am a gamer, I prefer to appreciate other’s lovely work and that sounded completely weird…Anyway! I was corrupted into thinking this was a good idea, and I say corrupted because that’s what happens when you have writers for friends. And they all have blogs and they all drink coffee. Starbucks is the devil.

What’s the point in being an adult, if you can’t be childish sometimes? – The Doctor

Besides, there isn’t much I know on blogging or what they are supposed to have in them. Nor do I know off the top of my head what I should be actually doing or planning or writing on this thing. Is there a how to blog for dummies anywhere?
I see all these people saying you should aim to inspire people or aim to make money from adverts and I just think, “Why can’t it be silly and fun and not mean a thing?”, and then I remember that’s what most stereotypical humans say to each other. Adulthood sucks. Just saying.

Anyway, I say, how do you inspire someone you have never met? How can you add adverts when you know how annoying they can be?
The answer? You don’t. They inspire themselves. An example that I can use is myself, You see my best friends are amazing and just doing things with them makes me think I, too can be amazing. And I hate adverts, because they make me buy things like overpriced cereal and flavored milk. Bah, TV is also the devil.

So my first post is to apologize for the amount of nonsense that will soon be on here, and to say thank you for just skimming over this or even, by your own free will, you decide to stay. Because I might not know you, but you will soon know me quite well and that makes us friends. Or as my friend sparkles (the lovely unicorn I have with me right now) likes to say that even the smallest of friendships can still be magical. She is a unicorn after all.

“It’s going to be a unicorns and rainbows kind of day…” – Pinterest


I mean honestly, this is like my own little monologue of crazy and you are actually reading it! I am sorry for any adverse effects this may cause to your own sanity and any other side effects you may feel. Me and my alter ego (Alpicasso) find it hard not to be a little crazy at least once and my pet human seemed to love me, so there’s that. Anyway, the piece of advice I give you today is kinda basic 🙂 “Yesterday is History, Tomorrow is a Mystery and Today is a gift, that is why they call it the Present.”
When I first heard this I was deeply amused by it because it’s the kind of punny jokes I like and it has a kernel of truth in it. Basically, don’t let the ghosts of yesterday ruin your tomorrow. Look at me! Being all inspiring and stuff. Anyway, that’s me logging off, see you next time!

♥ Apicasso