Dear…

Dear Troll,

First I would like to thank you for your concern and the amount of time and effort you put in to finding information out and then telling me in a lovely comment.

I get that when you put yourself out there on the internet, you’re bound to get some people /someone who might want to attack you and for no real reason.

You’re person who sits behind a screen and taps away hurtful and down right rude things about someone you don’t even know or may have never met. I do wonder what is going on in your own life for you to feel and say such hurtful comments to someone else who has done nothing to hurt you. Then moving on the next person you want to attack, hoping that they will fall apart at your pathetic comment.

Have you even taken the time to think about what is going on in that person’s life? No I don’t think you have.

Do you even think about how that person may feel what they read that rude and hurtful comment?  Probably not.

Tell me what would you do if that person was really struggling and took your comment so seriously that they MIGHT thats if the believe what you are saying, do something drastic to themselves for an example and this is EXTREME but to end their life, did you think about that??? i didn’t think so because you sit there hiding away, stewing in your own self-pity to bring others down to your level.

This it my little nook on the internet and I thank your for taking the time to come  and visit and visit my other social media accounts, did you know that you are helping  to boost my views which is great for me.

I get to choose what I want to put here on MY Blog and when I want to do it. Just because I haven’t posted about something in a while doesn’t give you  a right to comment on it or anything else that concerns you. I don’t believe anything that I do should affect you at all, but your concern for me well again I will thank you for pointing out some thing and I’m politely telling you to do one!

Have you thought about getting outside to some fresh air I think it  will do you the world of good, as I am concerned that sitting behind that computer screen isn’t doing your health or mental health any good.

 

Yours Sincerely

Racheltag

 

 

 

Blog On 2016

I still can’t quite believe how quick Blog On came around this year. But even though I wasn’t quite prepared i.e. leaving it to the day before to check out the schedule to decide what sessions I wanted to do to,  I know I’m awful, I was super excited to go.

Blog on was the first Blogging conference that I ever attended  and this year was my 3rd time of attending. So with me being an experienced blogger at a conference (not) I got my empty suitcase and believe me Laura isn’t joking when she says bring an empty suitcase, you will see why later on in this post.

I find it a little daunting walking in to things like this but it was nice to meet up with Becky from diaryofafatbottomedgirl and she drove us there, she’s much braver than me I would totally have gone the wrong way and ended up somewhere random.

Blog On was again held at MSI and if you are looking for a good day out then its a fab museum for the family.

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I must confess that I didn’t take to many photos as I was chatting to brands and other bloggers a lot which is a good thing, I did mange to grab a few photos, so I will share those with you.

 

MorevitThere was coffee a pastries on arrival before the start of the day and everyone needs coffee right? Well the coffee I didn’t get to as I got chatting to the lovely ladies at Get More Drinks and this is what I was found to be doing….. I just wanted one of each flavour to keep me going.

 

 

We were treated to a lovely notebook and pen so we could take lots of notes in and I do love a new note-book, I think this is going to live in my handbag from now on. blogon note book2

So with a drink in hand, a notebook and my camera I was ready for the fun to begin and well speaking of fun I think I had far too much fun in the Swizzles Ball pool.

There were lots of fab Brands  to chat to in-between sessions and I really enjoyed chatting to them, the ladies at Get More Drinks, the PR girls from Smoking Gun, the people from Esdevium games and Swizzles in fact all the brands were so nice, I actually missed a session I wanted to go to as I was far to busy chatting. There is one thing that I did miss though was the craft den with Black Sheep Wool, now if had of gone in there no one would have seen me for the rest of the day but I am  kind of gutted that I didn’t go in though.

I had such a Lovely day chatting with bloggers that I haven’t seen for a while, Blog On is just a great event for other bloggers to get to know one an other. I come away so uplifted and with great ideas and new friendships each year.

I really can stress enough how fab this event is. Here are some other pictures that I took including the cake, which was the best cake that I have tasted and believe me I’ve tasted some cake!!

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Now I said at the start of my post about needing a suitcase well here is the reason why you need a suitcase. GOODIE BAGS I couldn’t believe how much stuff were in the bags when I got home, my girls couldn’t wait to see what was in them.

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If you have never been to a blogging conference before I would go to this one it’s very well run and so organised. Thank you Laura for putting this together again and I can’t wait for next year… or did I hear you right in the keynote another one this year or were just keeping us on our toes???

 

Racheltag

 

Letting go

Today has been a strange day for me that seemed so long away but suddenly appeared.

I emotionally said good-bye to my youngest who is 8,  believe me I had to hold back the tears as I saw her get on the coach with her school friends. She is off for a few days to a PGL for those of you who don’t know what PGL is it’s an adventure holiday with lots of outdoor activities including abseiling, climbing, raft building, canoeing and many more activities.

I know she will have an amazing time and will for sure have grown up a bit while she’s away. After spending last weekend getting things together and sorting it all out, I packed the suitcase that my she would be using. She was so excited this morning she was up and dressed early.

All ready to go.

All ready to go.

As a parent it’s always hard to let your child go, I know I found it hard today and yes I had to hold back the tears as I waved her off. She looked a little sad as I said goodbye, I know she will be fine and she’s completely forgotten the sadness and is enjoying every bit of her adventure.

Why does it affect us parents so much more??

I  can’t wait until she’s home for a huge cuddle and to listen to all the things she’s been up to.

Racheltag

Blog On Ice Breaker

So I am off to Blog On for my 3rd time this year and I am so looking forward to it!

The lovely Chelsea Mamma is hosting the Blog On Ice Breaker linky, which I think is a fab Idea for people to get to know the other bloggers who are attending.  I hope that you go and check out the other blogger in links and I will look forward to seeing you all there.

Here are my answers to the questions.

 Share a recent picture of you.

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This is me looking pretty normal right?? I can be a little shy at times so please if you see me come over for a chat.

 

 

 

 

 

If you had to describe yourself in three words….

Only 3? That’s  hard….. well I asked my hubby what words he would use to describe me and here’s what he came up with kind, hardworking and stubborn.

 How long have you been blogging and what made you start?

I have been blogging for about 4/5 years on and off and I LOVE it just wish I could find some more time to do it more.

What was your favourite Tv program as a child?

Wow this is hard there were so many but I loved to Care Bears, oh and My Little Pony ermm think I’m starting to feel old now..

Something interesting you might not know about me is…

When I was 18 I got married and moved 100 miles away from everything and everyone I knew.

 What is the weirdest food you have eaten?

Well I’m not adventurous with food really so the weirdest thing I would have to have eaten was raw salmon which was also the worst meal that I have ever had.

 What was your biggest fashion faux pas?

Oh my I’m having flash back to being a kid… shell suits were a big thing back in the day. I am currently shaking my head with the shame.

 What are you pet peeves?

Well where do I starts, drivers not using their indicators, being late I like to be a little early even if it means sitting in the car for a few minutes.

Who would be your perfect dinner party guests (dead or alive) and why?

I think I would have to choose my hubby would be one as makes me smile  and brings out the best in me. Another would be Morgan Freeman his voice is just so calming and finally I would have Jimmy Carr as his laugh is just awesome.

If they made a movie of your life, what would it be about and which actor would play the part of you?

To be honest my life isn’t that exciting, I lead a pretty normal life but maybe it would be about being married and having a family at a young age… Who would play me??? Well I’m not fussy.

If you could live in a sitcom, which one would it be? 

This is an easy one it would be Friends.

Name a famous person you have met?

Errm I haven’t really met anyone famous, but while in London last year we bumped in to the YouTube Jim Chapman which my eldest daughter was so happy about.

Which social media platform best describes you personality and why?

I think it would be twitter, it’s the one I go to most and my feed it filled with lovely people, who are kind and helpful just like me.

What picture do you have on your lock screen on your phone/computer?

I have this one of the Mr it was taken last year we were in London for a few days. IMG_7852

 How many pairs of shoes do you own? 

I would probably say 10, I’m not big into shoes.

What period of time from the past would you most like to have lived?

There are so many but maybe I would have liked to have been around when Martin Luther King gave his speech.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? 

I would choose Kenya not only to see wildlife but also to see the Massai tribe and spend some time with them.

What is your guilty pleasure?

Err Justin Bieber and crisps and chocolate together.

What is your favourite tipple?

Real ale or coffee even better together!

 If you had a magic lamp and a Genie, what would be your three wishes?

Wish one would be for no pain or suffering in the world.

Wish two would be for my girls to be the best that they can be and achieve things they want to do.

The final wish would be given to someone who needed the wish more than me.

 

 

 

 

LEGO Friends GIRLZ 4 LIFE DVD

GIRLZ 4 LIFE DVD

You may have seen some LEGO posts on my blog already as we are huge fans of LEGO, so when I got the opportunity to have a look at the new LEGO Friends movie Girlz 4 life… My longest spent ages jumping up and down begging me to say yes.

LEGO Friends GIRLZ 4 LIFE is the first ever feature-length film. It features the  LEGO Friends girls Mia, Emma, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia and now Livi.

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In LEGO Friends- GIRLZ 4 LIFE the girls friendships are put to the test when mega pop star Livi arrives in Heartlake City. When Mia tries to get their song to Livi it’s stolen by Livi’s manager. They devise a plan to get their song back and fast, they want to try to share the truth behind the song… The girls try to tell Livi that her new hit song is theirs.

The girls soon learn that fame isn’t everything and friendship is the more important.

I this movie had a good story line and was relatable to children in today’s world, it also saw the girls not giving up on something that they believed in and worked hard together. Which is something that I tell my girls daily, “To work hard and do the best that they can.” But also “To Believe in themselves.”

When I asked my 8-year-old what she thought about this movie she said  “It was brilliant, can we watch it again?” and “Can we go and buy a Livi LEGO set

LEGO FRIENDS GIRLZ 4 LIFE

LEGO FRIENDS GIRLZ 4 LIFE is available on DVD from the 15th February 2016 At the price of £7 cert: PG running time : 74 minutes.

There are some DVD extras too

  • Karaoke – You got the look-  Where you can sing along  with the words on the screen
  • Dance routines performed by L2M
  • Extra scenes
  • Official Music Video ‘Girls’ performed by L2M
  • Dance lessons performed by L2M – These are great to do while you are singing along to the karaoke.

Heres the trailer for you to check out.

 

*** I was sent this dvd for review all views and opinions are my own***