This isn’t your typical/ usual post for me. This is message, a love poem, a love song, or whatever you want to call, for a soul so great it sweep mine off it’s feet.
Today is a special day, it’s the day my boyfriend grows a year older. Today is a day for celebrating life, more importantly celebrating such a wonderful soul. I’ll soon be joining you in the world of 22 in a month time!
Firstly, I’ll start this post off by saying a BIG, Happy Birthday to the love of my life, Dan.
I know you all may be wondering why I am not just wishing him a happy birthday in person, I am and will do so later. But writing a typical blog post today didn’t feel right, especially since this blog wouldn’t have even happened if it wasn’t for his help. So it only felt right, that my blog too wished him the biggest of happy birthdays!
He has helped me in more ways than I ever could explain, he has pushed me, motivated and driven me to want to be a better me, all while protecting me and caring for me when I’ve needed it. He’s be my biggest silent supporter and without his support I don’t think my blog would have ever came to be.
Meeting such a strong soul such as my Dan has entirely changed my life, I feel as though upon meeting him I had been opened up to a whole knew world. At first he was mysterious and exciting but then quickly became my safe zone, my cornerstone, my heart and home wrapped up in a human package.
He’s has shown me a love so deep I could never go back to the love I once thought I knew as love. I never would have dreamt that I would find you so early on in life and although it hasn’t always been perfect, I wouldn’t want to change a moment that we have spent together. The good, the bad and the ugly, I’ll take it all as long I have this magnificent soul by my side through it all.
When you are in such a long and committed relationship we can let slip the things that made us first drawn to our partners. The little things we use to notice can sometime become things that then annoy us, the more time we spend with that special someone the more we forget that we are spending time with a special someone and we can let the small silly things come between our relationship at times.
We can forget to capture the a moment in our memories for a later date, we forget to laugh a joke, we forget to humour our partner and we can forget to smile, laugh, play, and enjoy the company we have.
Every new year with this amazing soul is always a new adventure for me and I can’t wait to see the many more adventures the future has in store for us. I count myself lucky to have fallen in love with my best friend, I love growing with him and learning new things, everything is always excited even on the slow and boring days.
And no one has shown me the care and love that he does. So, if you ever read this post Dan, just know you have me. Heart, body and soul. And I can’t wait to share another birthday and along with many more season/holidays/special occasions with you.
I’m a writer. I’ve lived and breathed words my entire life and yet I have never come across a word or sentence that describe the love, appreciation and adoration I have for this amazing man but I’ll be happy to spend the rest of outlives making sure he knows just how deeply I love him, on the good days and bad. I wouldn’t change a moment with him.
You can find out more about our little adventures and daily life by following my Instagram – @Littletinkablee
I just want to say before we get into today’s new post that I know that I have been a little absent lately and I do apologise for that, but I’m back with new content, a new giveaway on the way and a exciting announcement on the way! I would also like to thank you all for your patience and your support but more importantly I want to thank the people amazing people who have helped and continued supporting me from the very start and still continue to do so now. I have a special post coming up soon dedicated to those few amazing people.
On 15th June 2019 me and my younger sister Courtney took our other much younger sister – Cait – out to town for one of her early 16th birthday gifts. Our little sister is OBSESSED with anything related to pusheen and when my sister came across the ‘Pusheen on Tour’ and had seen they were making their way to Liverpool she contacted me and asked if it was something I wanted to take our little sister too.
My sister is aware of how bad my anxiety is (as she suffers – but handles it more like a warrior than I do – with anxiety too) and knows that I need time in advance to work myself up to leaving the house and going out somewhere so public and busy with people.
Going to this Pusheen tour even was a little push for all of us but I would have to say it was more of a push for our younger sister as she suffers from Autism and Asperger on a high scale, being around so many people and so far from home, so far from our mum is always a massive challenge for her.
Whats more is that Courtney wanted it to be surprise for our sister (our sister is great with surprises…unless it involves going somewhere, then she likes to know exactly where she is going, what it looks like, how long it will take to get there, what transport she would have be on…like me she needs to know EVERYTHING) Which I was a little unsure about but went along with anyway because I know how much she loved Pusheen and the distraction of the event may help in lessening her worry about being somewhere.
Eventually though we did have to shed a little light on her surprise and warn her that we would be out and about for this, so she had some time to prepare herself.
On, Saturday 15th June, we all woke ourselves up. Bleary eyed and sleepy headed, we got ready for an early day an left the house at 8:30am to make it a little early for the opening time which was 9:30am.
The bus ride there was long but quiet which was nice, I could see the excitement on my sister’s face even behind her tired look. We stood in line for around 20 – 30 minutes before they opened their doors to use (They opened me 10-15 minutes past 9:30am). They wait wasn’t so bad, we had made it with a enough time to be somewhat at the front of the line, it really didn’t take long for that line to grow once we had made it there. There were a lot of anxious and excited Pusheen fans waiting to get their free candy floss and discounted items.
I was slightly disappointed once we made it through the doors as the area they had dedicated to the Pusheen tour was very small and cramped, I don’t feel as though enough effort was put into the lay out of where they were going to have their customers engage and look at things. There were defiantly a few items along the back of the wall NEXT to the Pusheen tour items that could have be taken to the back, for the day without it affecting any of their normal purchase.
Other than the MAJOR lack of space which didn’t bond well for any of us, the staff were amazing, friendly and down right lovely to be around, they had some amazing items around us to buy. Not to mention that we were given free goody bags as we walked through the door which held Pusheen related items in them!
We didn’t stay long due to the over crowding, people were finding it difficult to get in and out, to decorate a cookie, to get their free candy floss and it was even too cramped to pick up items and purchase them. However we were able to have a look at what they had around and Cait was even able to pick out a few things.
After buying her items I told Courtney to wait for us by the door as I went back to take our receipt back to the woman that was handling the raffle (if you took back your receipt after buying something, you were able to join in the free raffle), we didn’t win anything from that but I was able to get the girls their free candy floss before leaving the building and continuing on with our day.
Because of house quick it felt like we were there and with how early we had left the house, we decided to pop into a few shops, buy some new clothes, a few items before going for something to eat.
We ended up in Taco bell (the first time I had been in there) where the girls had some tacos, wrap and cheesy chips and I just had some cheesy chips. I have to say that I really enjoyed their cheesy chips, a lot, but didn’t get through many of them. We watched an old woman feeding pigeons and seagulls as we ate our food and talked about where to go or what to do next.
We ended up going to Lush after grabbing a bite to eat and I have to say that I love it inside! You could SMELL the Lush shop before you even got to it, and upon entertaining in, it’s like you’ve entered a mythical land of colours and strong scents. I didn’t Find anything on the bottom floor, though the girls did find one corner of the shop they liked…
The second floor was where I fell in love, but more than anything I fell in love with the scent on the Dragon Egg Bath bomb, I could live in that scent all day!
I also found a really beautiful and colourful INTERGALACTIC Bath Bomb, while Courtney had fallen in love with theSex Bomb Bath Bomb. I also love the staff that are working there, who are just so friendly. The woman I had checking out my items was exceptionally lovely, I was even able to have a comfortable little chat with her and she guessed my accent first go! That’s the first time anyone has guess my accent first go.
All in all, we had a wonderful sisterly day were our anxiety didn’t win over us, we had fun, we enjoyed ourselves and made it home all very tired but all very happy.
I didn’t end up getting the free cotton candy from the Pusheen On Tour event (though I’m a little glad because the girls didn’t like it, it was too thick and almost chewy, it didn’t melt the way cotton candy is meant to) however I did buy myself, my own personal stash of cotton candy that I just love, love, love!
Guys never let your fears, your mental health or mental illnesses stop you from doing anything that you want, don’t let it prevent you from attending events, chasing a dream of yours or from doing something that makes you smile or happy.
There will be days that it will win over us, but the more we fight back, the more days we will win over them! I hope you are all having a lovely weekend and please if you have any questions, problems or requests please feel free contact me here: