♥ Tips For Long Haul Flights ♥

Summer has arrived, and more and more people are hopping onto a plane to escape to somewhere, to take a break fro their present lives. Me and Tj and our family are no different, in a few days time we are going to go to  Bangladesh to visit friends and family, and honestly we cannot wait! You guys may remember we also recently went to Italy, which we have dedicated an entire post to! In fact, I am blessed to say that at 14 I have been on many plane rides, and have gathered some tips along the way, and today I decided to share them with you guys! 😀 So, without further adue, here are some tips for long flights!

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This picture makes me feel so excited 😀

 

1) Pack your carry on efficiently- If you’re given the option to take a carry on, make a checklist of everything you’ll need in the airport and on your flight, and check it before you leave the house. Make sure the bag you choose is durable, aswell as pretty 😉

2) Dress for comfort – Your flight is going to be extremely long, and the last thing that you want is to be uncomfortable throughout the entire thing! Wear layers if possible, as airplanes can become very cold

3) Wear sandals, or ballet flats-Avoid shoes with laces, as they may become a hassle when you are going through security

4) Invest in a neck pillow- Sleeping is a good thing to do with the long hours of a flight, but it can be uncomfortable sometimes. Using one of these helps ensure you don’t get crooked after an awakward resting position, and using it backwards will prevent your head from drooping onto your chest! 😀

5)Bring headphones- If you’re one of those people that just can’t hack noisy places, then grabbing a pair of headphones is a must. You can listen to music on the way, and a good quality one will also block out the rest of the noise.

6) Bring an eyemask- Airplanes have weird schedules for when they turn off the lights, and it may not suit your sleeping routine. An eyemask will help block out the light, and let you sleep comfortably.

7) Walk through the aisles regularly- You can also do in flight exercises or stretch when you’re in the bathroom to prevent your legs for aching after the flight.

8) Hydrate regularly- Don’t be afraid to ask for water during your flight, or ask for ice to be added to it

9) Moisturize regularly- The heavy air conditioning on planes can leave your skin and lips very dry, so remember to bring a moisturizer, as well as a lipbalm with you.

10) Chew Gum- This helps to prevent your ears from popping. Sucking on a lollipop will also help.

11) Don’t check the time regularly- It will make the flight seem much longer.

12) Bring entertainment- This could be books, magazines, or even a tablet. Airplane rides are long, so make sure you have pkenty to do. You could even try completing some work and being productive! 😀

13) Go to the bathroom before you land- Try and go half an hour before, to freshen yourself up. This could include, fixing your hair or headscarf and reapplying your makeup.

14) Bring your essentials- You are going to need tissues. And hand sanitizer because airplanes are germy places. Remember your toothpaste and toothbrush aswell, although most of the time these are provided for you on long flights.

15) Charge Electronics- Remember to charge any electronics you’re taking the night before the flight. If you are thinking of using them on the plane, you may want to invest in a portable charger

16) Choose seats that are suitable to you- You want to have an aisle seat if you move around a lot, a window seat if you’re planning to rest etc

17) Check the amount of liquid you can take- Most airlines have restrictions on the amount of liquid you can bring with you. Put all your liquids in travel size containers to maximize space, and put cling film on before screwing the lids to prevent spillages. Put all of your liquids in a clear Ziploc bag

18) Be polite- From being on so many plane rides since I was little, I had learnt that being polite is so important to avoid your fellow passengers from turning hostile. Don’t be too loud, or invade other passengers personal space. That being said I have made a lot of friend on planes! 😀

19) Sleep Well- The night before remember to have a good sleep. Flying can be very stressful sometimes and you want to be prepared

20) Enjoy the trip!- Have fun, relax and enjoy your flight to the best of your ability! 😀

 

To conclude this let me say I absolute love planes. Some people get bored or sick, but I just find the entire experience exhilirating if I’m completely honest! From the packing, to meeting new people… Just all of it! One of my families favourite aspects of being on a plane is seeing if the air hostess offers me the little treat bag they reserve for little kids, as I am extremely petite fora 14 year old.They find it very funny when I do get them 😛 I also vaguely remember climbing over the seats when I was a child which must have been extremely annoying haha 😀 I love watching movies and listening to music on airplanes, and trying to survive the food 😛 The view, is of course a huge plus!

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So tell me guys… Give me an airplane memory that you treasure, GO! 😀

I cannot wait to jump on the plane on Sunday eeek so happy 😀

Bye guys ♥

Tia ♥♥♥♥

 

Spring/Summer Photography 2014

It’s that time of the year again, when your bulbs are re growing and your buds are blooming with so much colour all around it’s a shocker I haven’t been snapping pictures like crazy like I did last year. This year the daffodils have already come and gone *sigh* I’ve just been so sick and I’m recovering painfully slow, which has caused me to become overly lazy and miss out on so much excitement in my garden.

This year we haven’t been all that much into gardening, we’ll be going away to Italy and Bangladesh soon, so I thought I’d write this up before we disappear =)

I recently went to one of my uncles houses and was amazed to see so many different plants and shrubs and amazing greenery’s, I just couldn’t help myself, and snapped up a few pics hehe

I must admit though, I took these pics on my phone, but I think it turned out pretty good =D

Close up

Close up – Just look at the amazing intricate details

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Super awesome yellowness, my friend Sheila would be proud of me for putting this one up 😉

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I love the red ones, the colour of poppies but I’m pretty sure they’re not poppies, hmm

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Yellow overload =D Eeek I love these!!!

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such a spectacular shade of pink, it’s the pink version of the white flowers that grow on cherry trees before the buds come out methinks, what does thou think?

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Just thought I’d stick a green one in there, for no apparent reason of course…

Anyhoo enough of my uncles plants, I’ll show you what’s growing on my trees so far (nothing that amazing really – but we’re not too fussed as we will probably not be around to eat it all)

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I think this ones an apple tree, I can’t remember, we’ve moved a few around and brought new ones, it’s difficult to tell them apart at this stage. Well I think most fruit trees look the same, but I might just be the odd dumb one – urm.. sorry about that =/

Oh and excuse the bright orange fences, our fences came down last month with the harsh winds, as did a few of our neighbours, so now were stuck with a few bright orange fences which look hideous *face palm* and apparently no one stocks up on fences in Luton ugh!

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I absolutely love these itty bitty cherry tree, we had one that was planted in our old house, it was humongous and it bore many fruits each year. I have great memories with that tree, so much so, that as a child moving out of my first home I asked my dad if we could take the tree with us – but of course, we couldnt just lift a huge tree of the ground *sob* and there you have it, a forever tree friendship ends in misery ='( nothing will ever replace you Miss.Humongous Cherry tree, I shall forever remember you *sheds tears* ok enough drama, i’ll try to move on *sniff*

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Ok half these plants haven’t bloomed yet, but since I’ll probably be in Italy or Switzerland I thought I’ll upload them anyway!

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I love that the sun was out, this is the first day I went into my garden since FOREVER and I love that my dad let me take the pictures on his phone, because let’s be real, I have the worlds crappiest phone, (note to self – Must invest in a camera!!)

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Amazing

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more pretty flowers – near this plant are lots of blackberries yum, but I guess I forgot to take a pic – oops

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The back end of my garden, excuse the broken greenhouse – caused by the neighbours kids playing football in our garden – hehe

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Hope you enjoyed all my pics, my next picture post should be on fruits if all goes according to plan. However there could be a slight delay what with all the holiday plans and Ramadan round the corner =)

Hope every ones having a happy sunny and joyous day,

TJ 😉

 

Arghhh!! There are wasps in my Garden =O

So it’s that time of the year again, when the little BUG-gers do my head in.  I for one LOVE LOVE LOVE animals, but when it comes to insects, ewww, I feel grossed out even writing about them. My head spins, my voice goes all fuzzy and I get this really irritable itch all around my body.

And it seems to me that my cat probably hates these wasps too, I guess he noticed them first and stayed well clear of them. They decided to eat through my plant pots and chip of the sides of my shed in order to build their home.

My dad decided to relocate their home where my cat won’t be stung, but no, they were pretty adamant to build their home inside the shed, so instead of sticking to their old, half built home, they decided to make a new one. Ugh!

Anyways the winter came and they died out and their wonderfully structured home remained. I asked my uncle to bring it out so I can take pictures of it, to show you all. Unfortunately those pictures were long forgotten until today when I noticed the wasps flying around my shed. I knew then that they were back and BACK WITH A VENGEANCE. I don’t think they’re EVER going to leave my house. They love us too much.

Anyways, enjoy the pics:

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In the dark

In the dark

How it all started, with a few cells, on the inside of a luggage

How it all started, with a few cells, on the inside of a luggage

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Inside cells, can you see any dead wasps?

Inside cells, can you see any dead wasps?

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Inside (Larger View)

Inside (Larger View)

Outside (larger view)

Outside (larger view)

The hole in which they come in and out

The hole in which they come in and out

Hope you liked those pics, more nature pics to come, so enjoy =D Loving spring at the moment, minus the beetles and flies =D

Power to the Peaceful

TJ

♥ The Raven Boys ♥ – Maggie Stiefvater ♥ | Review ♥

Hi Guys,

This is going to be a review on the book “The Raven Boys”

The Raven Boys - Maggie Stiefvater | Book Cover

The Raven Boys – Maggie Stiefvater | Book Cover

There are two main characters in the book: Blue and Gansey. Blue, the physics daughter, has made a pact with herself, to never get involved with boys.On Saint Marks Eve, every year Blue and her mother go to an old abandoned churchyard, to seek out the spirits, of those that were going to die. Blue, herself has never seen anyone… Her seeing a spirit can only mean it’s her true love.So when she sees Gansey it comes as a shock. A rich snobby boy, and a student of Aglionby boys, also known as The Raven Boys, Blue knows they can only mean trouble, and is determined to stay away from him.

Gansey, has his own troubles.He has his life quest of finding Glendower, the lost Welsh King, whose body is hidden somewhere along the ley line, to fulfill. Gansey, intelligent and wise, believes in magic, and believes he owes his life to Glendower… His best friends do not make his life easier.

Meet Gansey’s best friends: Ronan, a misunderstood boy, violent and still hurting from his fathers death. Fights with his brother do not make life easier, and when Ronan makes friends with a raven, he doesn’t know who he is anymore.

Adam is a shy, intelligent boy, from a shadowy family. His father abuses him, but Adam refuses to live with Gansey. Adam is trying to find his own image, and he most certainly doesn’t want to be owned.

Noah. Mysterious. Kind. And oh yeah… Why isn’t he in any of the other boys classes? Why doesn’t Noah ever eat? This is a mystery the rest of the boys will figure out together.

These 5 young adults are bought together in fate, and will help one another find the missing pieces in their lives.

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If I had to sum this book up in one words: WOW!

Literally, I was reading it as fast as possible, because the plot was so intriguing but I didn’t want the book to ever end! 😥

Rating? DEFINITELY 5 out of 5: *****

Thanks To My friend Eshter ( is that how you spell your name?!) For letting me borrow it… My life is complete! ❤

Now Guys, if you like watching trailer here is the link to the official one.. It’s very spooky, and Maggie did the music herself! This trailer is perfect for the book so guys check it out.. You will LOVE it as much as I do.. I know it!!

Anyway I hope you enjoyed this review.. Please check the book out it is AWESOME 😀

Lots Of Love ^_^

Tia<3 xoxo

***This is 100% my opinion and I’m not getting paid to write this review. Promise.***

A Spring Garden

Hello Snowdrops!

Today me and my little brother went into the garden. It was still quite chilly even for spring, but we still managed to have fun. We played around with bubbles, and generally had a good time. We did some photography to show you guys how beautiful and new the world looks in spring. It was very inspriring as I’m currently writing a short story called Little Snowdrops, which I’ll tell you guys about soon. I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Snowdrops

Snowdrops

The Sky through the bare branches of our plum trees

The Sky through the bare branches of our plum trees

A Bubble on the Grass.

A Bubble on the Grass.

This picture has hundreds of birds in it flying above me at the time, you can hardly see them as they' re so high.

This picture has hundreds of birds in it flying above me at the time, you can hardly see them as they’ re so high.

Wow... So many birds, flying in circles. I couldn't indentify them because they were so high up.

Wow… So many birds, flying in circles. I couldn’t indentify them because they were so high up.

I love this picture bacause you can see the colours.

I love this picture because you can see the spectrum in the bubble, but also the bubbles see through. It’s really confusing!

More Beautiful Bubbles!

Another Beautiful Multi Coloured Bubble! Can you see the Pink, then the blue and green? And then yellow…

A Clump of Fragile Snowdrops

A Clump of Fragile Snowdrops

More Snowdrops

More Snowdrops

My Brother Blowing A Bubble - Perfect Timing Dontcha Think?

My Brother Blowing A Bubble – Perfect Timing Dontcha Think?

A Bubble Hiding I The Grass So That My Brother Wouldn't Pop Him.

A Bubble Hiding In The Grass So That My Brother Wouldn’t Pop Him. The bubble wasn’t very good at hiding. RIP Mr Bubble 😥

Chasing Bubbles - Run, Run as fast as you can!

Chasing Bubbles – Run, Run as fast as you can!

I hope you guys liked looking at these pictures. These were taken on a phone so there not as high quality as I would have liked. Howeverv my ucle is thinking of getting me my first camera so that is pretty exciting ^_^ !

Keep Warm This Freezing Spring,

Tia xoxoxoxo

Winter Snow Pics [2013]

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Wahaaaaaaaaaay missed work today, it’s snowing down here, and I love ittttttttt, the world looks amazingly beautiful and I am totally awestruck =D

So I thought I’d do MDR1’s first ever winter snow pictures and you can all show me yours I can’t wait to check them out =)

I’ll post pictures of my own snow pictures from inside and outside in the car and elsewhere, haven’t really taken a lot, plus I don’t have the greatest camera so you’ll have to excuse me as I really need to be investing in one pretty soon.

So without further delay, here they are:

My cats house =)

My cats house =)

My bro's See-Saw, and random broken trees and plant pots with nothing in particular inside them

My bro’s See-Saw, and random broken trees and plant pots with nothing in particular inside them

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Messy Garden

Messy Garden

Lot's of untouched snow area

Lot’s of untouched snow area

My mothers plant pot with Christmas decorations on it =S and a dollop of snow

My mothers plant pot with Christmas decorations on it =S and a dollop of snow

Mommas car

Mommas car

Poppas car

Poppas car

Driving in Snow

Driving in Snow

Love my neighbours tree!

Love my neighbours tree!

Snow filled trees

Snow filled trees

Inside View

Inside View

Window View

Window View

Mums Cheese Plant woop

Mums Cheese Plant woop

Mums kitchen plants and huuuuuuge window

Mums kitchen plants and huuuuuuge window

Love mums flowers!

Love mums flowers!

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

Inside view from the Kitchen

 

Hope you guys enjoyed these ones send me your snow pics, we’d like to put up fan snowman pics,so send them to milliondollarrock1@gmail.com

Power to the Peaceful,

TJ