Tuesday, 4 October 2011

New posts!

A couple new posts up in my new blog if you haven't popped over for a look, do it today!

New posts:

1. Find out a little more about me here

2. A picture that will make you smile & Hello Kitty for Forever 21 here

3. Amy Antoinette's wedding here with a few pictures

See u there x x x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

new post

A new post about fish pedicure/fish spa along with a vid here!

If you don't already know, that is my new page so go follow me there :)


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Come join me!

In my last post I mentioned I was working on a new blog ... IT'S FINALLY (near) READY!

It's not 100% and will never be 100% but it'll improve as it goes on! So please please please give it a visit & subscribe/follow on there instead!!!! I'm still following all of youse that I have been following - very sorry if comments have been lacking, but they will be back!! Been busy doing this new one up I dont know why I didn't just change the URL on this account in the first place but mistake has been done! I'll move some of the posts from here to there eventually too.

So here it is www.happytinsoldier.blogspot.com
and will be updated regularly, along with proper efforts!

See u there xoxo

Yes, HERE!!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Wow, hello! It's been umm quite some time since I've been here! Well I'm back from my travels and ready to revive this blog and continue writing as I've missed it heaps! I've also most definitely missed reading all your lovely blogs so Im going to make myself a nice cup of tea and start looking through thousands of entries!

I am setting up a different URL/name but it's less than perfect at the moment so once ive tweaked a few things I'll move there and I hope all of you will move with me! I'll keep you updated! For now though, read on for a few things you might not know about me and hope you'll do the same on your blog so I can get to know you better too!

1. I used to be able to speak 6 languages fluently, unfortunately it's now down to 4 but hopefully I'd be able to pick them up again quite easily when I need to *fingers crossed

2. I love gardening. Please don't unfriend me!! Seeing things grow and eating fresh with 0.1 food miles makes me happy! I am a bit of a granny, cooking programmes are at the top of my favourites list.

3. Im obsessed with hearts! I have a lot of them too - jewellery, luggage labels, soft furnishings, kitchen wares…check back later for more detailed posts about all the hearts I have!

4. Travelling is a big part of my life. I don't mean spending money on booze and then recovering the next day on the beach sun-baking (although nothing wrong with it if its your thing). Travelling for me is really getting to know the people, culture & customs, history, food, language etc. It's about leaving the maps behind, little or no planning and just getting lost in backstreets & little lanes. If it was up to me, I'd spend a couple of months (or years lol) in each place! I have been very lucky to have lived in Japan & Malaysia and spent some time in NZ and OZ as well as mini breaks to various other places. Keep checking my Travel Log for more travel posts!

5. I'm quite a content person - if things aren't going my way you will rarely find me complaining because I tend to just embrace how things decide to turn out. I believe there's always a reason as to why things are the way they are. Life is short so if it's raining, grab your wellies and go jump in the puddles!

6. Umm… I have a dog, his name is Patch and he is one of the most most most important things in my life ever!!! He is a little Jack Russell Terrier, bit grumpy, tries to act bigger than he really is by growling at bigger dogs but inside he's a biiiig softie that loves nothing more than cuddles, kisses, blankets and being cosy! When I was packing for Japan, I turned around and found him getting warm & cosy in my pile of clothes in the luggage lol :p I wished I could have packed him along with me!

7. umm...I'm a crazy sentimental! I keep every little thing like little notes, old tickets, letters, clothes that no longer fit…I find it hard to throw things away!

Now tell me things about yourself & link by commenting x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Christchurch Earthquake Tribute Single Appeal

This is really a post in hope that all you love people will donate and help those in desperated need after the tragic earthquake that struck Christchurch 2 weeks ago.

My boyfriend (Jon) has produced a tribute single called 'Dont Give Up' & is hoping to raise at least £50,000 (NZD$100,000) to help those affected. Donating is really easy, all you need to do is donate a minimum of $5 (approx £2.50) to Red Cross through www.dontgiveup.co.nz. Once you've donated, check your emails for the invoice Red Cross send you. Grab the invoice number, fill out the form at www.dontgiveup.co.nz and you'll get the tribute single for free! It will only take you two minutes, but will help so so SO many people out there.

You can also listen to the track here: www.youtube.com/officialinnk

Please help Jon raise as much as possible to help those affected by the earthquake & show your support by spreading the word!

Thank youu :)

p/s I know I've neglected this blog a little but I promise once I've sorted out my life I will be back on track! Bear with me!!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Christchurch Quake

My heart goes out to everyone affected by the recent quake in Christchurch. Current death toll stands at 76 people with hundreds more missing and trapped under rubble. Let's hope and pray that the rescue team get to those who are still holding on soon.
It's incredibly sad what has happened. I feel so helpless at the thought that there are people trapped under twisted metals and crumbled walls just 30 minutes from where I am sat at the moment in safety. I wish there is something I can do to help but it's probably wise to leave it to professionals.

I have to count my blessing that we were delayed in going into the city on Tuesday (I was scheduled to fly back to England hours before the disaster struck) and we only experienced the weak end of the quake. Had everything gone to plan on the day, I'm sure we would have been caught out in this disaster.

For more information and constant updates go to www.tvnz.co.nz. If you'd like to help by donations please visit the Red Cross website for more information.

Here's a picture of the cathedral I managed to capture few months ago:

If you have relatives or friends in Christchurch I hope none of them are affected :)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Hello World...

I'm still alive! I know, I miss you too.

An update soooon - just trying to tweak a few things, improve the blog before I start again and share my adventures with you...I have no knowledge of coding whatsoever so any help would be greatly appreciated!

Very very very soon,

Friday, 17 December 2010


I can't believe it's almost Christmas! I hope all your shoppings are done & ready for it! Sorry for lack of posts, I have SO much to tell but getting on the internet is prooving to be difficult and when I get a chance to, I have to book for travels ahead! Well I'm going to make a new blog for my travels, keep an eye out for it. Any blog name suggestions? In the mean time I wonder if anyone out there can help me build the layout? Im crap at stuff like that!! Any little help would be so greatly appreciated!!

The picture above is where I am at the moment - this place is just beautiful! Have a guess where it is in New Zealand!

The biggest Merry Christmas to all of you!!! I can say Christmas is definitely so much better in the cold! Will try to blog again as soon as I can - I've missed reading all your blogs and can't wait to catch up when I find some time!

What have you asked for this year & are you excited??