FRIENDSHIP

A friend (within or outside marriage) is that person who will still hold your hands when you are in error. A friend is the person who may be unable to solve your problem but can give you a shoulder to lean on. A friend is the person who can listen to you even when you…

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Motivation for high school, sixth form and college – VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWsd2IGfn5Y   I feel like we all get to that stage in the education system when we're like, "I'm so done!" so this video is to motivate you all to continue on!   Peace&Love. Paula ox'

40 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME

I did this a year ago and now I’m doing 40 facts to add to it. I hope you find this at least mildly entertaining. I am the eldest of four children; I have two younger sisters and one younger brother. I have a pet dog called Rolfie. He is 9 months old and we’ve had…

How to make an impact – 4 simple steps

Have you ever asked yourself, 'how do I make an impact?' In this kind of world, it gets harder to truly be the person God made you and wants you to be. 1) Make an impact through the type of lifestyle you live People are watching you... Us. Everyone is looking for that guidance, that…

‘Use your talents’ monologue

I wrote this monologue as part of a production at my church.     Talents. Gifts. Smarts. Forte. They all mean the excellence. The brilliance. The intelligence. Ingenuity. Of God. Placed and positioned carefully and precisely in your life. For a reason. God is not random. God is not man to be random; without reason.…

I met young MP Chuka Umunna and I was inspired

So, when it comes to politics, I usually have no view. I don't really know a lot about it, although I am starting to learn. My mum is a committed member of the Labour Party. Now when I say committed, I mean committed. Like, she goes campaigning with her ‘crew’ on frosty Saturday mornings –…

Team healthy living

People say I always have phases in life when I'm obsessed with a particular thing, activity, music, artist etc for a while, then I get bored of it and move on. As sad and childish as that makes me sound, it is so true. I'm laughing because on the 25th of September 2012, I wrote…

Nail tips

One thing that nearly everyone knows about me is that I love doing my nails. I'm not usually what you might define as 'girly' but when it comes to nails, it's an exception. I like to change my nails as regularly as possible (every 3-4 days, sometimes even sooner when I have the time) and…

Counting Stars – One Republic (by Lauren and Austin North)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqTY9L5ZgJY It's never been a secret how much of a fan I am of these talented two.  Austin and Lauren North are a pair of amazing siblings  (click here for more on them) who came together to create an amazing cover, with Lauren's vocals and Austin's beats. They uploaded a cover on New Years day to…

Who do you think influences you more – your family or your friends?

So, I’d like to discuss the idea that nowadays friends and peers influence teenagers more than their families do. Is that true? And if so, why is that? I mean, surely the people who birthed you, looked after you and everything in that nature should be the people you look up to the most. I…

Party like it’s my birthday

WOW, the title is quite misleading, because I am not partying but yes, it's's my birthday. Yay! I'm grateful to God for adding another year to my life. Another year older, wiser, stronger etc.. In this past year, 2013, I've learnt so much. I've been through so much and I'm grateful for every minute of…

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

So, the countdown towards Christmas has already begun. Everyone is scrambling to get the right gifts for their loved ones – preferably on sale, of course. Here are a few ideas for Her, whether Her is your mum, sister, girlfriend, wife or even next door neighbour, she is guaranteed to love you. The first item…

How to Deal with Stress in 3 Simple Steps

I’d like to think I’m a relatively calm person. I’m as calm as a teenage student can be in life, really. But, I know a lot of people who are the opposite of me and completely fall under the pressure of stress. I really know how to handle stress because I used to stress out…