#justsaynon

I failed again with posting, bloody laptop dying on me all the bloody time. So I am on my phone, this has no spell checks or grammar checks. 

You truly see the dyslexic side of me in this post. Yippee? 

Anyway, I have just watched a campaign add. Since 2016 has been rubbish year as it is, couldn’t be bad as the brexit campaign, surely? Right? 

Just say non
Though this is about family planning and contraception, again a topic that I’m involved in since my birth control is almost up (will do a review on that later). This was about the emergency contraception, and I will put a UK view on this because that’s where I’m from.

In the add (and I have taken the E.C once upon a time ago since I had a lovely ex who happened to slip the condom off without telling me…) the E.C cost the range of £30-45 at the local chemist! Outrageous! When I took it it cost me £40 at London Euston.  Should have made him pay. 

However I am seeing the other side of the arguement of “you should have been on the pill, implant or add any other method here” yes, but doesn’t mean that your protected 100%. Especially with the pill, if it works for you fab! But the way I see it, it’s unreliable so it depends on the persons point of view. I don’t mean take the E.C everytime you have sex, but find it out what works for you. Who are you to judge? 

“The NHS is giving so much for free anyway! WE need to focus on mental health instead of sexual health?”

 I do agree, but I am willing to pay more tax for me and other females to have the E.C. However,  our sexual health is important and should always be that. Same with mental health. I mean :- 

when was your last smear?

When was your last counselling session? 

If you haven’t noticed these are really important too? They both have the same urgency don’t they? 

All that I am saying, don’t knock it unless you have tried it since it’s a time sensitive drug, and not always your going to have the chance to book it through the doctors and have it as a prescription but unless you live in Scotland or in Wales even then it comes at the cost. It is quicker to get it at the chemist but the expense. When your unemployed, a young person or a student it’s not always black and white. 

Hope you didn’t mind reading my rant. 

See you soon over the moon (or when the laptop is fixed)

Alexandra 

Goodbye pop, hello water.

Hello beautiful creatures,

Let me explain in my November (link here) I explained that I didn’t want to drink pop anymore. Even if it doesn’t include sugar or no calories. Pop or fizzy drink does ruin your teeth and the stuff on the inside. Hence why I am doing this cold turkey after loving Coca-Cola or Pepsi, Fanta and so on. I don’t want pop to be my savings grace when I need that pick me up really.

I know people would reach for the cordial drinks (the syrup fruit juice that needs to be diluted with water) because water is tasteless and some water around the UK can be harsh but the water where I am from is actually mountain spring water and we get it from the rivers on the mountains so it shouldn’t be harsh but soft.

Getting deep in this now, I do know when my body hasn’t had enough water or enough fruit juice especially when I see my boyfriend and I do get really weird about it because of urine problems really I get UTI’s more than I should, and it stinks and my sweat is worse than normal. A little TMI there? Sorry but it needed to be blurted out.

So from now till next month, and maybe the months after I will stick to this and see what benefits there are and see what it’s done to my body.  I’ll let you know how I get on? A little like a science experiment.

See you soon over the moon,

Alexandra Layla,

xxx

Monthly Goals – November

Hey you beautiful creatures,

Boy oh boy this year is going fast, and I would like to get off this train now. Please?… no? okay. Anyway, as you know I haven’t posted anything in October and I feel bad for it. I am my second year of university now and its starting to get to on that I only have 1 year left until I graduate as a graphic designer without the student but I am preparing loads of future blog posts, and preparing art and video projects too.

So, onto the monthly goals.

  1. To finally get help sorted at university.
    I started to put help in place at university last year when I was a fresher and because of my course was so ever intense for me I couldn’t be finished with it, and you would think I would go to my tutors saying “I need to get help, I cannot do this.” And basically, I didn’t, instead I struggled most of the week. However, I know I need help, I know that I need that extra support to get the mark that I deserve.

 

  1. Give up Pop.
    Either you’re American, or living somewhere else in the UK its fizzy drinks. I want to get rid of pop/fizzy drinks basically and find something else that it’ll give me a boost if I need it.

 

  1. Keep to the three-day upload schedule.
    I want to keep to the three-day schedule which is a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday which if I am preparing future blog posts I can do it surely. Right?

 

  1. Don’t take criticism to heart.
    As an artist or anyone, we take criticism to heart and take it very personally when we should be taking that criticism on board and improve ourselves and improve our work.

 

I think that’s it, and obviously, there will be a goal review at the end of it. Thank you very much for reading!

Loads of love,

Alexandra Layla

Dear Winter – Welcome back.

Dear winter,

Hello, my friend. I have missed you. It’s been a year since I felt the cold breeze on my bare skin. The cold wind blowing against my hair. I do not mind the cold, in fact, I have missed the cold. I have missed the rain, the long nights and the nights when I have hot chocolate in my hands and drinking the warm liquid sip by sip. I will be enjoying the gift of an hour in bed this weekend.

Even though I love the other seasons I have missed you the most. I am glad you’re back.

Speak to you soon,

Alexandra Layla

October Fail.

Hey beautiful creatures,

Not going to sugar coat it or anything but I did a huge Blogging fail. I failed the whole of October where I didn’t post anything throughout of the whole of the month part from my book review.

When I started this blog I wanted to post three days a week and it is the same with the other blog that I own but we’ll see what will happen really.  Especially now it is coming to winter, and I love winter. Literally out of all the seasons, winter is my favourite where I am most productive out of all the seasons too.

Hopefully, November will be one of the more thrilling month to my blog(s), and I am making it my goal.

Loads and loads of love,

Alexandra Layla

xxx

Book Review: Diet Doodle Diary by Julie Macky

Hello beautiful creatures,

I have a book review today, and this book is a type of book you can interact with like colouring books but I wanted to say this book did really help me but I will explain why more on the next Wednesday blog post.

When I was quite into losing weight before university tracking really helped so I know what I put in my mouth and you feel responsible on what you put into your body really, and it helped because you’re not only tracking but your cautious what you put in your mouth too.

While you’re writing what you put in your mouth and recording your exercise but you have several of activities to do in the book full of inspirational quotes for encouragement really which is some people struggle with the most is not having that emotional and encouragement of doing that weightless journey is what I am struggling with at the moment.

So that is it really, and if you’re going through a weight loss journey please do not hesitate by getting this. If it’s helping me, it’ll help you.

See you soon over the moon,

Alexandra Layla

xxx

Pita Pizza Recipe

Hey you lovely lot!

Right, my boyfriend is a why better chef than I am when it comes to being in the kitchen, and I mean he’s fantastic he used to be a baker in a large supermarket in the United Kingdom. While I, on the other hand, love the idea of being a good person in the kitchen without being over confident with the knives or using the correct size of knife and come out of the kitchen with no cuts or burns. I have to admit I am more confident in my kitchen than his but he showed me this amazing recipe that I want to show you lot, and I did it as a recipe card as an a5 size so you could print it off to put in your recipe book. I put a 5mm bleed so you might have to cut it a bit if your printing this out on an A4 paper.

This recipe is made for 4 people anyway.

Pita Pizza Recipes.jpg

If you like this comment below and we can do this again one day.

Love you loads,

Alexandra

Xxx

Monthly Goals: September 2016

Hey beautiful creatures,

I decided to bring back the monthly goals back again since the last one was in April time, so I am re-starting it once more. I hope you don’t mind at all but fingers cross I will be able to complete them really.

  1. I did say that I was working on a secret; so I may as well burst out with it because keeping it secret did not work because I failed it twice already. I am currently learning to drive and part of learning to drive in the United Kingdom is to do two tests, A Theory test and a practical test. You must do a theory test before you do the practical. I have failed my theory test twice now, and it is doing my heading because I want to be on the road quite quickly because the early nights are coming along with the wind and rain. So my goal is to do my theory test ASAP, the closet booking date and then possibly doing a very intense driving course which is very expensive but I’m thinking it will be worth it.

    Goal: Theory test pass.

  2. I might be completely nuts but I am thinking of doing a British Heart Foundation 26 mile marathon thing which thinking of it will be a piece of cake and actually doing it I would actually want a piece of cake instead of running so we’ll see what happens then.

    Goal: British Heart Foundation 26 miles.

  3. I need to de-clutter more and more ideally I would like just my books, clothes, craft supplies and my computer in my room so I’ll be cleaning and carrying on de-cluttering.

    Goal: Declutter and eBay stuff

  4. I have been really slacking when it comes to this blog and the other blog I have been really slacking with it, and I’m sure you all will agree with that one too.

    Goal: Stop slacking more posts

That’s it my lovely, I hope you enjoy my monthly goals and I shall tell you how I got on in October time but with the British Heart foundation I shall tell you weekly how I get on.

Loads of love,

Alexandra

xxx

BHF 26.2 Miles Lowdown:

Hello beautiful creatures,

I will be running 26.2 miles throughout the whole of September. I don’t what the heck am I doing other than shit, I will be doing this.

Before I started University I was volunteering with the British Heart Foundation 5 days a week since I had a two-day sort of job as a childminder and I needed to fill the rest of the week somehow. I needed to learn skills in a workplace, I got till trained and I made friends with the BHF lot along with the managers there. I was really close to them.

There have been heart diseases in my family but it was more of heart attacks within the family, my granddad George was the death related to heart attacks that shook me the most.

I am not going to lie to you, I am plus sized. I am not healthy, I try to be I totally try to be. Hence why that I am doing this. I am one of the lucky ones that my heart works perfectly normal, same with my boyfriends, my parents, my step-parents, his family and I want to do this run for people whose heart might need a little help just like one of my friends who has a machine in her heart.

So if you would like to you could tweet me giving me encouragement or you could sponsor me on how much you can give click here to do that. Here’s also a video of where the donations will go. 

 

Thank you so so much.

Loads of love,

Alexandra

De-cluttering

Hey beautiful creature,

Guess it’s that time of year that everything is needing to go out so new stuff can come in. basically, I want a whole new life of being organised and to do that I am being ruthless. Ruthless by getting clothes that I no longer wear or can no longer fit in to go in the eBay pile to sell then make up I don’t wear because of charity shops/homeless shelters that accept make-up because of hygienic reasons which is fair enough.

My mother is the most ruthless woman when it comes to sorting and organising stuff. Today she helped me to get rid of clothes not only I don’t fit in especially clothes where I used to be a size 30-32 UK and then clothes I haven’t worn in 6 months and we just been ruthless. Most of my old clothes are on eBay now waiting for bidders to bid so I have money for the next thing I am going to talk about. (The next paragraph!)

With the money I have earned/saved, I will be getting she shed. Basically my own studio so we can take out the stuff I have in studio area into a shed that’s my own space and office type of thing, which will be amazing and I will show you the plans on that on this blog and my Inguiem Puella blog. If you didn’t know I also write an art blog which is crucial for my university career so they know what I am up too over the summer (which I still need to update, oops) otherwise that’s it.

Currently, I am still updating my eBay to sell stuff, and yeah.

Loads of love,

Alexandra