Showing posts with label quiz. Show all posts
Showing posts with label quiz. Show all posts

22 May 2015

Your Work Life Balance

I love blogging.  It is the best thing that I have ever done.  It has brought my love of writing to the forefront, I have met amazing people; grown in confidence and had fantastic opportunities and experiences.

Having a blog however takes a lot of juggling.  We all know this.  Whether you have a full time job, are a stay at home mum or do a combination of both; I think we all end in the same position. Squeezing what we want to do in when we have the time and writing blog posts, as I am now, at 11.00pm.

So when you have a busy work/home life, a blog and a need to do the ordinary day to day things as well as having a semblance of a social life, the question is: how do we balance it all?

I recently completed a work life balance quiz which asks you 10 questions in order to find out if to find out whether you are a separator (distinct boundaries between work and life), an integrator (blurred lines where you do a bit of everything everywhere) or a volleyer (good at prioritizing).

I am an integrator.  My bus journeys to work are filled with research and scheduling blog posts, my lunch hours are note writing and my late evenings are usually reading, as well as thinking about what I need to get done in my job the next day.  This system works well for me, although sometimes you feel like you never leave the merry go round.

However we choose to balance our work and life should be the way which works best for each of us. I think that the hard and fast rules have to be:

  • Do not take on more than you can handle.
  • Organise, organise and organise again.
  • Free time is not a myth, you need it.
  • If the system falls apart for one day, chicken licken, the sky will not fall in.

How do you juggle your work life balance?

*In collaboration with Joes Bloggers

24 November 2014

2 Truths, 1 Lie

I have been tagged by the lovely Gillian of Ready Steady File to do a fun little post called "Two Truths & A Lie".

I have completed some of these getting to you know type quizzes before but this is more fun as it gets you guessing as to which is the truth and which is the lie.

Here are my two truths and one lie.  Can you tell which one I am fibbing on?  Guess in the comments (if you wish of course!!)

           1. When I was 21 I decided on a whim to move to Ireland and lived there for seven months.

2. When I was a child I used to do competitive ball room dancing.

3. I cannot ride a bicycle.

I nominate:

Nikki from
Leah from
Becky from 

13 June 2014

More About Me

Now I have completed quite a few of these sorts of quizzes in my time and swore I wouldn’t again, however my sister Lisa who is new at blogging (check out her felting blog by the way) tagged me in so I’m giving it a go.  You can’t turn down your sis!

Here goes 50 questions...

1. What are you wearing?
A bird print dress from SimplyBe, some gold metallic sandals, and a smile!

2. Ever been in love?
Yes, but it ended in tears, lots of them

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
See above

4. How tall are you?
5ft 4 and a half...  I have one inch on my sister ;)

5. How much do you weigh?
I think that comes under the answer “none of your business”.  How rude!

6. Any tattoos?
Yes, nine.  Mostly small and non obtrusive.  My favourites are on my feet but especially Bertha, the butterfly on my wrist.  Yes, I have named my tattoo….

7. Any piercings?
I have my ears pierced and in a mad moment when I was 21 I decided to get my eyebrow done.  This lasted about three weeks.

8. OTP?

9. Favourite show?
If this quiz originated in America then they mean TV show, which is Game of Thrones.  If the quiz started in the UK they mean theatrical show, which is Miss Saigon.  How’s that for thorough answering!

10. Favourite bands?
Radiohead and Green Day

11. Something you miss?
My dad

12. Favourite song?
My First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White.  Also love Ella Fitzgerald, At Last. Oh and Creep by Radiohead; and Good Riddance by Green Day.

13. How old are you?
35. Feel like 25.

14. Zodiac sign?

15. Quality you look for in a guy?
Someone I can trust and someone who has the same sense of humour.

16. Favourite quote?
 No one can make you feel inferior without your consent – Eleanor Roosevelt

17. Favourite actor?
Morgan Freeman or Tom Hanks

18. Favourite colour?

19. Loud music or soft?

20. Where do you go when you're sad?
Further into my head

21. How long does it take you to shower?
Including washing my hair, 30 minutes

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
I can be ready for work in 45 minutes, if I am going out, 2 hours.

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

24. Turn on?
Someone who is confident

25. Turn off?
Someone untrustworthy

26. The reason I joined youtube?
I started to vlog, but then went off it

27. Fears?
Stairs and spiders.

28. Last thing that made me cry?
Watching the Supervet programme the other week

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
Yesterday, to my dog haha

30. Meaning behind your youtube name?
I couldn’t even tell you what it is

31. Last book you read?
A Night on the Orient Express

32. The book you are currently reading?
None at the moment, suggestions anyone?

33. Last show you watched?
Again, America version my answer is Made in Chelsea (yes I know, hangs head in shame), British version answer: Miss Saigon

34. Last person you talked to?
Our receptionist at work

35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
My best friend

36. Favourite food?
I love seafood or anything Italian

37. Place you want to visit?
New York, Paris, Thailand, Singapore, Italy, the list goes on.  I’d also love to go on the Orient Express.

38. Last place you were?
Bus station

39. Do you have a crush?
Nope!  Unless you count Adam Levine... 

40. Last time you kissed someone?
About 6 weeks ago

41. Last time you were insulted?
Someone took my photo on the bus to laugh at, I’d consider that insulting.

42. Favourite flavour?

43. What instruments do I play?

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
A diamond flower ring that belongs to my mum and one day to me.

45. Last sport you played?
Does The Circle of Death count?

46. Last song you sang?
Dream a Little Dream of Me, Mama Cass

47. Favourite chat up line?
What winks and is a tiger in bed? *Winks

48. Have you ever used it?
I’ve had it said to me, I wouldn’t say it myself ;)

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Last Saturday I was at my friend Vicky’s for her birthday along with some other great mates.

50. Who should answer these questions next?
Nikki from or whomever wishes!


Phew that was a long one!!!