I currently feel like Alvin on caffeine. It has it’s purpose, those beverages that contain the drug that keeps many of us from being in a constant zombified state. I personally have a lot to thank Coffee for. Getting me through my GCSE’s, i’m sure we’ve all had one of those caffeine-fuelled nights where you just have to stay awake to get the darned work done. It’s not all dandy though, if you drink a caffeinated beverage late at night prior to your planned time to hit the pillow, then you’re in a bit of a pickle. Especially if you have to be up at stupid o’clock the next morning. zzzzzzzzzzzzz.
Have you ever seen that advert, buy one get TWO free? Sounds excellent, doesn’t it? Two whole free items! (bearing in mind they’ve bumped the price up of one individual item up a considerable amount) Let’s say it’s a fridge item. Perhaps, a block of cheese. So you get 3 blocks, cheese doesn’t keep for long, being a dairy product. Now, most people hold the belief that discarding food is one of the seven deadly sins. -It’s not, you’re feeding the wildlife at the trash sites, and maybe people..you can even compost. Spectacular. So, you’re gonna have to eat 3 blocks. Unless you’re a family of 8 or having a massive dinner party or BBQ. Surprise surprise, you’ve piled on the pounds.. from these irresistable Tesco deals. Hmmm. I reckon the simple answer is, do not buy unnecessary deals. In a nutshell. Now i call that the real deal.
What do you see?
I took this photo, because i liked the different colours and the shapes of the objects seemed to kind of ‘fit’ with eachover. I titled this ‘West street’, however a friend commented and said ’ haha, pointing at West Street!’ ,which i didn’t actually notice, and now i see the image completely differently. Shows how different people have different perspectives on things, and have the ability to alter your perspective :)
This could be specifically ‘Costa vs Courtyard Tea rooms’ or whatever contrasting businesses take your fancy. Lately i have been re-evaluating my choice of where to go for a cuppa. Costa used to win every time , hands-down. But honestly, how repetitive is that? You go to a Costa shop, drink pretty much the same every time, and no matter where you are in the country it looks exactly the same on the inside. What is the point? If i go somewhere i want to satiate my eyes with new scenery.. not succumb to my same old routine. And talking to someone ‘Oh i went to Costa today’ , ‘ME TOO!’ , great fabulous, we are all becoming.. systematic robots. I did exactly the same thing today as i do every single day. Where is the fun in that?
So, i’ve been going to little cafes, and meeting new people, seeing new things, exploring new places and drinking different things. It is so much more satisfying than the regular Costa! I would vouch for little tearooms or cafe’s anytime. Im not saying people should stop going to Costa/Starbucks/Caffe Nero etc altogether, but don’t limit yourself to one place. You never know, you might find somewhere that suits your palate more than your regular coffee-stop.
Nothin’ to lose by trying out a new place is there? Go on, do it. (:
Another magnificent scene from the atmosphere. It’s so soothing, to sit in the desolate park, bar the occasional person, and experience this. Its like the bitter wind blows the thoughts out of my mind, my ebony blown away by the wind and replaced by the warm sunset colours. The sunrise and sunset will always be the place that i seek peace<3
This library is particularly pleasing to the artistic eye. I have spent, possibly a year of my life sat in a library? It’s my home. Those were the days of spending every day in the summer in 2007 writing a fictional story. The days of going to a library when i had no internet, the yearn to lose myself in a book. And this library has a cafe in it. Core, going up in the world!
For those of you who have no idea what SIAD means, you’ll understand once ive explained. And nope, i have not mis-spelt ‘said’
People who succumb to the act of self-deprication, are often subject to a lot of stigma. Self harming is seen as a shameful thing to do. Its not! .Its a coping mechanism. Its just like all the other addictions, you get your temporary fix of something that’s missing in your life. Its not a pleasant thing to do, but something absolutely shit must be going on in that person’s life for them to resort to it. So, what i am saying is, don’t judge. Support that person, and don’t persist that they stop. The person can only decide for themselves that they want to change. Unfortunatly, nobody can ride in on a big white horse and save them. It doesn’t work like that. And at the end of the day, so what if you have scars? Doesn’t that prove to you thatyou got through? In a way , scars are just the same as tattoo’s, they tell a story. Understanding begins by not hushing the topic, but talking about it. How can anyone possibly begin to understand if its seen as a taboo subject? So, if you are suffering, i hope you break free someday, recovered- keep strong<3 and if you know someone suffering don’t be afraid to talk.