I Need A New Laptop

Published March 21, 2013 by goingalongwithit

Ok. Just a quick post to ask if anyone can recommend a good laptop for me to buy. I use my laptop mainly for coursework and social networking and of course writing my blog. I currently have a Dell Inspiron (Red, irrelevant I know but I love my red laptop). I was going to just buy the same laptop again, sounds pointless I’m aware of that but this one is definitely on it’s way out, I don’t have the patience or the knowledge to get all of the stuff off it and start again from fresh so I’m going to buy a new one. I forgot to mention that the battery is not working properly and I keep getting a message in the bottom right corner telling me to replace it as it’s reaching the end of it’s useable life.

So if anyone could suggest a laptop then that would be great. Maybe you guys have one that you think I would love? Let me know!


LENT UPDATE: 1 Week & 4 Days Remaining

Published March 20, 2013 by goingalongwithit

I’m really quite impressed with myself about this guys. I’ve done so well I think I might have even cured my ‘addiction’ to coca cola! I don’t even think about it anymore, but that may be my subconscious stopping me from thinking about it … who knows? I never wanted it to be ‘cured’ because I like coke, I just don’t ever want to go back to drinking even half as much as I used to.

I say to people all the time I think I just have some sort of addictive personality, if that is even a thing. I find myself doing/eating/drinking something quite often and then for months and months I’ll eat drink or do that think while barely doing anything else. The difference here though is that usually I burn out a couple of months later and completely put myself off the thing that I’ve been binging on and I don’t go there ever again or it takes a long time for me to go back, but with coke, I’ve never really gotten sick of it. To be honest I think the most part of this ‘addiction’ is habit, being so used to drinking it the thought of not doing so is weird or worrying in some kind of way.

Well anyway, I hope you’re all proud of me! I’ll update you probably at the end of lent when I’ve had my first drink of coke since lent began and I’ll let  you know how i goes. Have any of you guys given things up for lent? What are they? I’d love to know!

The Naked Truth: Do you dare to go bare?

Published March 13, 2013 by goingalongwithit

Today I read an article which to me, sums up why young girls today feel the need to plaster themselves with makeup or aspire to go under the knife when they come of age. The article was about Nancy Dell’Olio and the headline read “‘I never take my make-up off… even when I sleep’: Nancy Dell’Olio reveals her unusual beauty tips”. I won’t even attempt to deny for one minute that Nancy is an astonishingly beautiful woman, but does her position in the public eye mean that she is somewhat responsible for making sure the things she says are appropriate for every possible audience? Or is it the newspaper or reporter at fault for printing a story at the risk of someone outside of the target audience finding it?

I also saw a segment on a daytime chat show this morning and one of their topics was whether or not they will leave the house without makeup on. At first I outright assumed that I would do this, but then when I really thought about it I realised that I would probably be more than reluctant to go out without my ‘mask’. I wouldn’t say that I wore a lot of makeup, sometimes barely any, but I think with me personally the effect of makeup is more psychological than physical. Knowing I’ve made the effort without going over the top allows me to feel more comfortable within myself. I know I’m not the only one who seems to notice that the times you do go out without any, or with little makeup on at all that you happen to bump into almost everyone you know, or at least it feels that way. I don’t insist that I have makeup on to go out of the house, but if I have the time then I’ll put it on, I don’t however, do it for the approval and appreciation of others. Like I said, the reason I wear makeup is to make myself feel good. But I know that if I had to, I could brave the world bare faced … In fact, I’m gonna make a promise to myself, and to you guys that I’ll try to do it more often, where appropriate.

But what do you guys think? Would you go bare? Or do you never wear makeup? Let me know!

Snow Day

Published March 11, 2013 by goingalongwithit


With the powers invested in me by … myself, I officially declare today a snow day. Already at work? Come home. Popped home for your lunch? Don’t go back out. Put on your pajamas, crank up the heating and vegetate. Whether you choose to do so in front of the television, or wrapped up in a good book that is completely up to you. Just do as I say, you’ll like it trust me. I suppose these rules wont apply to anyone outside of the UK unless it happens to be snowing where ever anyone else is too!

I think I like the idea of a snow day much more than I actually like having a snow day. Mainly because I usually find myself being extremely bored. I can only ever think of good things I would like to do when I happen to have an endless list of things to be doing. Sound familiar? So this is where I need the help of anyone who happens to stumble across this post, what can I possibly do to fill up my snow day?

Can you recommend any good books to read? Films to watch? Anything will be considered (unless of course it involves crossing the threshold out into the blizzard, not happening). Really, really hope somebody can come up with something, I’ve had so many snow days recently that I’ve exhausted all of my own ideas. Help!?


Published March 10, 2013 by goingalongwithit

I think its been around 3 weeks since I last posted about how I’m doing with lent. The update is, that I’m doing really, really well .. surprisingly. I though by now that I would be having huge cravings and would most certainly have crumbled but nope, still going strong. I know it’s only Coca Cola that I gave up but I’m totally proud of myself because I didn’t realise how strong  my willpower was. If I’m really honest the only times I even think about Coca Cola is when someone else mentions it and I don’t even want any when someone is drinking it around me. I hope you guys are proud, if you knew me personally you would know that this is pretty big as I was a complete addict, ha!

This is just a short update, I started the whole ‘Lent Watch’ thing thinking that I wouldn’t be able to do it and also expecting myself to find it much harder, and through that I would have much more to write about but here we are. I think there are around 18 days to go, give or take a few because I’m no good with dates and especially Easter ones! I promise I’ll do at least one more, or maybe a few updates on LENT WATCH.

Will I last until the end? Will I have a ‘relapse’. Who knows? Watch this space ….


Published February 15, 2013 by goingalongwithit

For lent this year I’m giving up Coca-Cola, if you knew me personally you would understand how hard this is. I know I drink way too much of the stuff so I’ve used this as an excuse to try and kick the habit and also as something to write about on here so I’ll be posting updates on here.

Days 1 – 3:Ok so I think the first 24 hours were the worst, actually the second half of those 24 were bad I didn’t really notice  the first 12 because half of it was spent sleeping and the rest I was doing assignments. I haven’t had any massive cravings yet though which is surprising as I used to get these all the time but I am struggling. I would just like to clarify that it’s specifically Coca-Cola that I’m giving up and not just fizzy drinks in general so I will be drinking other  things but as everyone knows, nothing else suffices when you have a craving for something and also there is no other drink that tastes quite like real full fat Coca-Cola. 

There’s nothing much to report within the past couple of days other than that I’ve found myself thinking about Coke a lot more than I usually would. Normally, there is a bottle of it not far from me so I don’t think about it I just know that it’s there if I want a drink but having no Coke in the house anymore is totally strange.

ImageI’ll be back soon to let you know how I’m getting on. Is anyone else doing the whole lent thing? What are you giving up?