My friend

How do you tell a friend that they are doing the wrong thing? I pride myself in being a good friend but sometimes that feels impossible. I know my friend is doing something wrong that will only end up in tears; her tears. Yet I haven’t said anything. Then again, I am selling myself short, I did try. I tried to tell her that he wasn’t worth it and that he is going to hurt her. She doesn’t listen. I’ve tried.

What can I do about it?

I have decided I have to just leave her to get hurt then be her shoulder to cry. As much as this hurts me, I know this is what I must do.

I hope this makes me a good friend.

My thoughts…

Peace&Love
Paula ox

Healthy Living

You are what you eat.

 

So we always here about living healthily and eating the right stuff but is it really important?

Well recently, I have become more interested and concerned about what I eat and how much I exercise.  As most of us have just resumed into school, our bodies are probably still used to the lazy summer holidays. If you are like me you spent most of your summer eating and sleeping. I piled on so much weight (luckily for me, it doesn’t show). I have now joined a gym, every Monday and Tuesday, and I am walking more everyday.

Now I want to get rid of the stupid idea that snacking in between meals is healthier than eating full meals. I used to do this everyday. I would receive lunch money and would spend it on snacks, such as crisps, popcorn or pastries, and I would eat then in between meals (and sometimes in lessons;). I did this because I thought I wouldn’t put on weight this way and I could eat as much as I want. This idea really DOES NOT WORK. In the short term, you lose your appetite and in the long term, you put on some much more weight. I advise you to stay away from snacks, expect once in a while obviously, because what you put into your body really does matter.

As I go through my healthy living challenge, I hope to share my findings with you. I will try and post ways on staying fit; healthy and to eat well. And do not worry, they will be NO pictures of me looking sweating in the gym.

lol

 

 

 

Peace&Love.. and Healthy Living.

Paula ox’

Coldplay – The Scientist – Lauren & Austin North

So my favorite brother and sister combo, Austin and Lauren North, are back again with a new cover.

To the well known Coldplay hit, The Scientist, Austin and Lauren recreated the track.

Via Twitter, Lauren and Austin fans (like me) could probably tell something amazing was brewing as Austin tweeted, ‘Uploading a new cover tomm. #LateNightEditing‘ with this picture.

So when I logged unto twitter to see both Lauren and Austin tweeting about this new cover, I knew I need to see it. Of course I wasn’t disappointed, it was amazing. Lauren’s voice is absolute bliss and Austin’s drumming could get anyone moving to the beat. They are amazing.

I did know the song before they made a cover but I must admit I didn’t like the song that much until I watched this cover. I love the simplicity of the cover; Lauren singing and Austin playing the drums. They look so involved in the song, in the video. They made the song their own.

Without giving to much a way, watch it for yourself.

 

Lauren’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurennorth3

Lauren’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/laurenNmusic

Lauren’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/laurennorthmusic/

 

Austin’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/austinnorth55

Austin’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/austinnorthfans

Austin’s YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/AUSTINNORTH55

 

I think these two are one to watch out for in the near future.

 

 

 

Peace&Love

Paula ox’

 

 

French bread: Brioche Recipe

Its been a long time since I did a post about cooking and food.

So tomorrow at school, I am cooking.

My design brief is a product which could be sold at a coffee shop and has yeast in it. So I decided to make a sweet french bread called Brioche. Brioche, when it’s made well, is absolutely amazing.

So I was looking online for a easy recipe to follow and I found one at http://eastcourtmanor.co.uk/a-brioche-recipe-which-really-works/

THIS RECIPE IS NOT MINE. I FOUND IT AT http://eastcourtmanor.co.uk/a-brioche-recipe-which-really-works/

 

 

 

Peace&Love.. and french bread;)

Paula ox’

20 years later

My friend gave me this really cool idea to write about what I think I’ll be like in 20 years time. So I’m writing this. Most of it, by the way, is made for your entertainment.

Right now I am completing my GCSEs, which I think are extremely important. I am an A-student in every subject, which is definite added pressure.Right now, I live in a small town in London, England but in 20 years I see myself living between homes in LA (USA), Melbourne (Australia), London (England), Abuja (Nigeria) and Madrid (Spain). I will be married to a lovely husband who is also my best friend. He is a singer, rapper and music producer. We will have 2 kids, one boy and one girl (twins are also an option). Our main family home would be in LA. The kids would get home-school everyday except Wednesdays and Fridays where they go to public school. We will have one dog (named Buddy) and 3 rabbits (named Un, Deux & Trois, which is one, two & three in French btw).

Career wise, I see myself doing many things.

I own a worldwide magazine name Flow. It covers everything  and every topic so nearly everyone in the world reads it. I started creating it at 16 years of age until it became the huge multi-billion empire it is. I have 508 employees and the headquarters are in London. There would be a kids version (FlowKidz), a teenage version (FlowDem’ ) and an older residents version ( The Flow) just so the news and content is relevant to the readers.

As well as that, I see myself being a world famous chef. If you have read my all about me page (which you can read here) you will know that cooking and food are one of my passions. I love cooking food. I love watching Masterchef Australia. Half the chefs there began cooking when they where like 13 years old and it inspired me. So I see myself as a famous chef with restaurants in lots of different countries. I don’t really know what my restaurant would be called but I know that it would be something memorable and cheesy, pretty much like me.

I also see myself as a fashion stylist and consultant. I don’t know everything when it comes to fashion but I know what looks good on different people and I love shopping so that pretty much qualifies me to become a fashion stylist.

I love music so I indefinably see myself doing something in music. As my super cute husband is going to be a singer/rapper/music producer, its only far that I am signed to his record label. I want to put a smile on people’s face, and if I could do that with my singing, I would love to. Check out my YouTube videos  and tell me what you think.

Obviously, I exaggerated most of the things I wrote to be entertaining. My overall principal in life is to be happy. If any of these things happen, so be it. If they all happen, Praise the Lord. But if none of them happen, life will go on. See this is the thing about everything, you cannot expect too much because if it doesn’t come, or turn up like that, you feel deflated. Just expect to have a happy life because no matter what actually happens in your life, there is sure going to be a point that will being your heart eternal happiness, that you remember forever.

Peace&Love.. and DREAM.

Paula ox’

Why is friendship so hard?

Why is friendship so hard?

One day you feel on top of the world; the next time you feel unloved.

I would love to say it gets better, but surely, it gets WAY worse before it gets better. Now before you click off this post, hear me out. I am not saying that friendship is not worth it because I am a firm believer of friends being like family. Any one who knows me, knows I am always talking about friendship.

First back to the basics; Friendship is defined as  a relationship between two people who hold mutual affection for each other. – Thanks Wiki.

I don’t necessary agree with the two peoples thing. I believe friendship can be shared between any number of people. Although it is much easier between 2 people. Then again, who wants an easy life(?)

I find friendship hard because I am a very hard person to be compatible with. I am complicated. I think that is a nice way of putting it. Let’s just say, I am probably someones nightmare. However, I am not ready to change myself to be accepted by a bunch of people I may not even know in a few years. I think about the long run; the future. If I believe in myself so much and I take the necessary steps to eliminate unnecessary people who have no firm role in my life. To be brutally honest, I think everyone does this process; they just don’t like to make it obvious. I am an upfront kind of person. The way I would like friendship to be involves someone who I can be semi-dependent on; someone who I can trust. Someone who has the same interests as me, I mean seriously, we got to have something to talk about. I want someone who is transparent so I can tell whenever something is up. I want someone who can see me as transparent. Someone with a weird sense of humour like me. Someone who knows what I’m saying even before I finish it; someone who knows me well enough to finish my sentences. Basically, I want a friend.

See – even as I type this, I realise how ridiculous and unrealistic this ‘person’ sounds. Is it so ridiculous to want a real friend? Am I dumb for wanting someone who is constant? Is true friendship as hard to find as true love? Do I settle for second, third and fourth best while waiting for this dream friend?

It took me a long time to admit it but, I cannot find all the things on my check list, in one person. Maybe I could, but am I willing to wait? There has to be another way.

Then I got thinking, maybe you don’t have to have all those things in one person, maybe its just not realistic. So I started having bunches of friends. We were all ‘besties’ but we all had different things we loved about each other. Of course this didn’t work (obviously it didn’t or I wouldn’t be writing this and I would be living happily ever after in the beautiful land of FriendshipTopia), but it was fun while it lasted. In the group, there is always that one person everyone like just a tiny bit more than everyone else. She wasd the one that no one messes with or you’re out. Lets just say, I managed to find out who that person is, and potentially mess with them. Oops..

So the moral of the story is that, everyone sucks. No, I’m kidding. The moral of the story is; don’t try so hard to fit in, when you were born to stand out.

Still working this one through but all I can say is, be yourself, live life and move on from the people that bring you pain. Whenever someone breaks your trust, have a good cry, but afterwards move on with your life. Don’t carry on like your life depended on them. Learn to forgive and forget. Learn to move on. Learn to live in the mindset of ‘Hey, maybe she/he wasn’t for me, right now. Someone better will come along.’ and believe it.

Now I know that sounds cheesy but trust me, it does wonders to a distressed mind. When people cause you pain; learn from it, but do not hold onto it. Go through life with your eyes a bit more open.

I always try and be a good friend (underline try). I could be the best friend a girl or guy could ever have…

But I’m trying this thing where I try and act to people how I want them to act to me. So far so good; then again, this is the beginning.

Before I go, just remember, everyone in your life is there for a reason. You might not know what reason yet but they are. God isn’t random; He didn’t go, ‘Eenie meenie miney mo, I’ll just plonk you there.’ No. He sure knows what He was doing when He placed that person there. Everyday we learn; that’s what we do.

Every mistake is one step closer to the correct answer.

 

 

 

Peace&Love.. and Friendship

Paula ox

Eat your apple before your apple eats you!!

Not going to lie, I did not read any of the words but the pictures looked funny🙂

AlphaEchoz

 

 

One advantage of being sick is you get lot of time to mess around. Couple of months ago, when I had some flu-like illness, I was advised to take some apples to combat with the meds if I can’t take enough meals. As I was doing a cyclic process of sleeping, getting bored of sleeping and sleeping again out of boredom the meds took toll on me and it seemed every objects in the room had face and were showing different expressions at me. Even the lizard in the wall appeared like a miniature dragon. When I punched myself on the nose, the pain confirmed me that I was neither asleep nor in dreams. I was vividly hallucinating. Even this apple that was on the table seemed like the spherical version of minions that I had seen in the movie Despicable Me.


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LOVE – What is it?

So I keep saying I’ll write a few more blogs on Love and this time I mean it. I promise I will carry on and post more blogs about LOVE.

Just to get it started, think about this.

What is love?

What does it mean when someone says ‘I love you’ and actually means it?

Can the love shared between best friends turn into a love between lovers?

 

These are the kind of this I will discuss in these blogs because I have REALLY strong views when it comes to this subject. I believe everyone has the right to feel loved; sometimes it varies who from.

The most reliable type of love is from God. and your family. They love you for who you are. They are the unlucky people who are forced to love you even when you suck, lol.

 

I hope that in some way, these blogs will impact you and make you stop and think.

 

Peace&LOVE

Paula ox’

 

Because You Know – Lauren North (original)

Hey guys,

So here is a quick post post to tell you guys about Lauren North’s first original track, Because You Know.

Because You Know is a slow acoustic ballad. The words speak of assurance, change and faith. It is the type of song you listen to and it uplifts you. It makes you realise everything is not forever in life, seasons come and go. We shouldn’t over think everything because it all works out at then end.

Lauren recently had this recorded in the studio so I am pretty sure a music video is in the near future.  *hint hint* I am sure we will hear more music from Lauren soon. And I will defiantly keep you updated on all things Lauren.

To learn more about Lauren North read my post about her here, but believe me, you will be hearing about her soon.

Watch her video,

Peace&Love

Paula ox’