Tuesday, 13 October 2015

30 Things I Love and Hate

I like to think we all get into a bit of a blogging slump sometimes. This happened to me recently.  While I was at a bit of a loss as to what to write about next I started to think about the posts I like to read myself. Something I will always stop to read through will be an 'about me post' or something that tells me a bit about the blogger without having to read a full paragraph. Bullet points can be a godsend after a long day, it's easy reading and usually full of easy-to-digest fun facts -and boy do I love facts.

I've written posts such as 50 Facts About Me and tags like The Story of My Life
so I thought I'd keep this one simple with some balance. I've listed Things I Love and Things I Hate. 

It was actually really tough to get this even. I had about 45 things I love that I had to limit down and only about 20 that I hated. Well aren't I just a positive little bean?!compromised at a nice round 30.

 Now 'Hate' is a strong word, most of these just mildly annoy me. I only truly hate a handful of things and only one person. So take the 'hates' with a pinch of salt and don't take anything too seriously :)

Things I love...

  1. Reading -getting lost in a book on a train, in a coffee shop, in the bath - perfect.
  2. My Family -I couldn't ask for a better one.
  3. The Smell of Paint -I love it more than any normal person should.
  4. The Beach -it's my happy place
  5. Cooking -I love finding new recipes and cooking for people.
  6. Shopping -the best way to spend a day.
  7. New Shoes -when in doubt, buy shoes.
  8. Disney -it will always have a place in my heart at any age
  9. Stationery -new notebooks, new pens, I love it!
  10. Working Out -Endorphins = Happy.
  11. History -Learning anything about the past has always interested me.
  12. Being Creative -it relaxes me and keeps me quiet for hours if I've got a little project going.
  13. Summer -Sunshine makes everything better
  14. Fresh Bedsheets
  15. London -The best city in the world where I have incredible memories.
  16. My Friends - I'm lucky to have people around me who are beautiful inside and out.
  17. Giving Gifts -I love seeing someones face light up when I've bought them something they love
  18. Travelling -Seeing new places, meeting new people, I love seeing the world.
  19. Someone Playing with my Hair -I'd actually employ someone to do this if I was rich
  20. Massages 
  21. Blogging -it's kept me from losing my identity and given me something to focus on apart from just being Mum. Even if it's a way for my stalker to look up all my details!
  22. Flowers -Lilies and Dutch Roses are big favourites of mine.
  23. Knee-High Boots -my Autumn/winter staple that I'll never tire of.
  24. A Clean House -Everything being clean and organised makes me feel relaxed
  25. Red Lips 
  26. Dressing Up -I'll always prefer to be overdressed than under dressed.
  27. Going Out for Dinner -discovering new places to eat with good company is the best.
  28. Honesty -I discovered a while back that it's very rare.
  29. Good Manners 
  30. German Shepherds -I used to have one and I get silly around them, I love them that much.

Things I hate...

  1. Fanatics -Just like things a normal amount, would ya?
  2. Mint Chocolate -Why mess with chocolate? It tastes good as it is.
  3. Cold Tea -How can something that tastes so good when it's hot taste so bad when it's cold?
  4. Snow -Mighty inconvenient cold stuff and only looks nice for about 10 minutes.
  5. Shouting -If you have to raise your voice you're not putting your point across well enough. If you have to blow smoke at children to make your point you're just the lowest of the low.
  6. Primark -Too much digging around for badly made clothes that everyone has for my liking.
  7. Drugs Just say no. Unless they are prescription, then I LOVE THEM!
  8. Flat Shoes -uggs, crocs, if there's no heel I'm not interested.
  9. Facebook -It really is full of a whole different breed of idiots who don't realise I know everyone in this town and know what you're saying :)
  10. Public Displays of Affection
  11. Liars - You will always get found out because I am smart
  12. Salad Cream -what even is it? 
  13. Rain -it ruins plans and ruins hair.
  14. Laziness -doing nothing has never been a strong skill of mine. I will never understand people who sleep all day and expect silence from people with ambition.
  15. People who are offended about everything -Why waste your time and stress yourself out? I think it's just people who are very bored with their lives.
  16. Sleep -If I didn't need it I wouldn't sleep at all, it feels like a waste of life!
  17. Bad Manners there's just no excuse.
  18. Bragging -it's so not classy.
  19. Being Cold -it makes me angry when I'm cold.
  20. Being Hungry -ditto.
  21. Slow WiFi -It's sad but true, slow WiFi shouldn't be a thing in this day and age.
  22. Shaving my Legs -my legs are long and it's just EFFORT!
  23. Fish -slippery little suckers that FREAK ME OUT!
  24. Drama -if I can avoid drama I will, it's better for my well being. People that chase it generally don't realise that they are not liked. 
  25. Music Snobs -My music taste is awful and I'm PROUD OF IT!
  26. Bin Smell -it's just the worst smell ever.
  27. Peppa Pig -There's 3 things not allowed on TV in our place, Loose Women, Jeremy Kyle And Peppa Pig. All for the same reason. They're rude, annoying  and a bad influence.
  28. Fast Food -I gave it up when I gave up toxic people and both have vastly improved my life.
  29. Phones at the Dinner Table -it's as bad as getting a book out in my opinion.
  30. Long toes - they freak me out

Anything you agree with? If you have a similar post let me know in the comments. 



  1. This is such a lovely way of getting to know a blogger! I also hate mint chocolate (totally ruins it!) and being hungry is just not happening! Great post, lovely xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  2. Lol! Nice post. You hate Primark? I totally get you with the rain and slow WIFI.