Top 10 TV Shows – No.1 Sense8

Top 10 TV Shows – Number 1

Sense8 – Created by Lana and Lilly Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski

Sense8 is not only just another TV show, its an absolute masterpiece in my opinion. Not only is the storyline superb and at times super sexy, but it covers so many subjects!

I’m really bad at giving things away and try so hard not to spoil anything, so I won’t say too much about the storyline or what actually happens. All I will say is that you follow eight strangers from different parts of the world who become “sensates”; human beings who are mentally and emotionally linked. They start to feel like they are with each other, mentally become each other and with each character’s individual talents, they help one another in certain situations.

Great work takes time, and we have waited since the first season was released in 2015 for the next season which will be released… TODAY!!! In December us Sense 8 lovers were given a fix with a 2 hour special episode which we watched on Christmas Day.

The 2 hour episode was so intense we needed to take a half way break to compose ourselves. Just in that 2 hour episode alone, I was on the edge of my seat, I wanted to cry and laugh and was a pure emotional rollercoaster.

Alongside the seriousness of the situations the characters find themselves in (trying so hard not to spoil anything!), there are some truly beautiful scenes full of colour and intensity. The acting is brilliant and couldn’t think of anyone else to capture the essence of the characters any better than they already do!

I strongly recommend this show, and always do to anyone asking for something to watch! This is a Netflix series so you can access it easily (I’m sure we all know someone with Netflix if you don’t already have it!). You can count me in on watching the new season tonight, and I am immensely excited to watch!

I know a few other people who have enjoyed the wonders that is Sense8, but I am interested to hear if anyone else has watched it, and whether they share the same appreciation as me. Please let me know what you think!

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Vacaciones en España

Vacaciones en España

 

Before anyone says anything.. Yes, I know I had previously blogged about going on holiday..and that I never actually followed up on it… but I’m here now!!

My intentions were good as the following blog post was written straight after I came home from our holiday (along with several others that I do intend to still post). Life gets in the way (bad excuse I know), and I completely lost my mojo and inspiration, but I feel like I finally have it back! So, here goes…

We finally went on holiday!!!

Life has been so hectic the last few years, moving to a new town and new jobs etc… and we finally have had the chance to get away and take a break!

Jack and I visited Majorca and stayed in the calles de Mallorca resort at the sol hotel. I had stayed at this hotel about 3 years ago and it has recently been refurbished. I enjoyed my stay at the hotel the first time around with no complaints to be made.

The revamp of this hotel is stunning, from the reception and bar Area, to the restaurant and the rooms. The hotel has been modernized and there is a clean minimalistic style throughout. Our hotel room was lovely, spacious and clean.

I love the beach here, the larger beach to the right of the hotel is my favourite and is bigger. There is a little bar that also serves food, it was the same bar man that was there a few years ago when I visited for the first time! There is another beach to the left of the hotel, but it is very small and we found it difficult to find a spot!

I always remember the man who would come onto the beach and sell fresh fruit, my sister and I call him the Coco Loco Man. He comes walking onto the beach carrying all of his amazing fruits and shouts “Melon, Melon, Melon, Mango, Coconut, Pineappleeeee”! He was still there, and we saw him every time we went to the beach!

The resort is quite secluded and not many places to go or things so explore, but that was just fine with us because we literally wanted to do nothing! I did consider taking a boat trip but that didn’t happen because we were quite content lying in the sun and enjoying a good book!

Whilst this was in no way a luxury adults only holiday, it was just what we needed to take so time away from everyday life. I managed to get through one full book which I picked up at the Airport and was on the top books list. The book is called The Ballroom by Anna Hope, which I enjoyed if anyone is looking for a book recommendation!

Here are a few pictures from our very much needed and very much enjoyed holiday together.

 

Relationship Series – Opposites Attract

Relationship Series – Opposites Attract

You know how the saying goes… “opposites attract”, and I think I would have to agree in our case. Jack and I are very different people, and whilst we do share some interests, this is not just what opposites attract means.

We both have very different personality traits; Jack is quite sensible and worries more about money and the usual day to day adulting tasks, where as I am a more carefree. Not that I am saying that’s always a good thing or anything, it is just part of the reason why we work so well.

We have a good balance of personalities, when one person is lacking (for “lack” of a better word) in one area, the other makes up for it and balances us out!

This does not apply to everyone; some people may only want to be with people that they share all interests with, and are similar in personality. Which is great if that’s what works for you, everyone is different.

I love the fact that whilst we are both similar in some ways, we are different and challenge each other. It is good to have different interests, so that you can enjoy that time away from each other, and can then come together and share all of the exciting things you have been up to!

It’s great to have someone that may think a little bit different from you; that way you can bounce ideas off each other and get their take on things. This is especially good when making big decisions, it helps give you more pros and cons to consider and different angles on how to view the situation.

I don’t believe that there is a formula for the perfect relationship; but, I do think our relationship has grown into what it is today because of the mixture of our opposite personality traits.

 

“Disclaimer – I am in no way shape or form a relationship counsellor, and everything I share with you is based on my own experiences and opinions. I am simply sharing this in the hopes that it may be helpful to some, fully understanding that it may not be helpful or to the interests of others”

Relationship Series – Spending Time Away From Your Partner

Relationship Series – Spending Time Away From Your Partner

The thought of spending time away from your love might sound unthinkable to some, but it is something I have come to appreciate and enjoy.

I was never always like this; I have spent time away from partners and just been completely miserable… all because I never took that time I had to do something useful, or to just appreciate having my own space.

Not everyone will agree with this, and if spending every second with your partner is what makes you both happy… then that’s great! The whole point in this concept, and all of the other things am talking about throughout the posts in my relationship series is to identify what works for you both, and what makes you both the happiest.

Last year when Jack started his PhD; he had to work for 6 months at Oxford University, which meant he effectively had to move out. I wasn’t overly impressed about being at home on my own without him for weeks on end, so we sat down and discussed how it would work. We came to an agreement that he would come home most weekends where possible and both agreed that whilst it would be hard, it would be worth it in the end for his career.

For the first month or so; I found it difficult to adjust and let me missing him take over. Once I got used to it; I found lots of things to do on my own and found that I actually really enjoyed and appreciated the time spent on my own. I watched all of the movies that I knew Jack wouldn’t like, I read lots of books, I spent time with friends, listened to lots of music and sang and danced (whilst no one was listening and watching of course!).

Having this time apart; it allowed me time to really miss him, and when he did come home or if i went to visit, it made that time special and enjoyable. Now he is back we have fallen into a great routine where we both typically have 2+ evenings doing whatever we want on our own. I think it is to give yourself time to yourself, to sit with your own thoughts and to do something that is just for you!
So next time your partner says he/she fancies going for a drink with his/her mates, happily let them go, wish them good night and do something for yourself!

Relationship Series – Working as a Team

Relationship Series – Working as a Team

I touched on this briefly in my “Don’t sweat the small stuff” post, and now i’ll explain how much it has made a difference in my relationship.

Jack and I have been living together for 3 1/2 years now, 2 1/2 in our own house (living with parents previously). We moved to a completely new town where we knew nobody and literally had to start fresh. The first year was all about the excitement of starting our new lives, buying furniture for our house and all of the other stuff that goes along with it.

I didn’t work for the first 2 months and was at home on my own whilst Jack was at work; whilst I did a fair bit of job hunting in this time, I had lots of time to get my house in order. I did most of the unpacking, and made sure the house was always tidy and clean, and all of our clothes were washed and ironed. After we had truly settled in, and I found a job and was working full time, the housework became the bane of our lives.

We both worked hard and never wanted to do anything when we got home after a long day; we found ourselves arguing about who last took the bins out, who last cooked, who last did the washing. We ended up spending most of our weekends catching up on jobs we had argued over and neglected. Before we knew it, we were wasting our time off at the weekends and being narked with each other because we both thought we had done more jobs than the other.

It was actually Jack that eventually kept saying “we should be working as a team”, and at the time I was too annoyed and too tired to realise that he was right!

As time went on we eventually started to work as a team. Acknowledging that one person had carried out X number of jobs, so the other would complete some tasks too. There is very little argument when it comes to doing housework and general chores because instead of spending more time debating over what jobs each person is going to do, we either tackle them together, or get on with what needs to be done with the other recognising the effort they have both put in.

When you share a house with someone, responsibilities pile up and it becomes both of your jobs to work together to gain a good balance.  Coming together as a team and becoming the ultimate partnership is what we aim for, where the boring everyday jobs don’t get in the way of us enjoying ourselves.

This post relates closely to something i want to talk more about within this relationship series, and that’s gratitude. Stay posted for more relationship chatter! 

“Disclaimer – I am in no way shape or form a relationship counsellor, and everything I share with you is based on my own experiences and opinions. I am simply sharing this in the hopes that it may be helpful to some, fully understanding that it may not be helpful or to the interests of others”

My Weird Green Obsession

My Weird Green Obsession

Does anyone else have a really strange obsession? I love looking at Green things, landscapes covered in greenery, plants and just general Greenness…
For some reason it makes me feel happy and peaceful, and closer to Earth. I have a Pinterest board just for Greenery to full fill my obsession!

So… i’m about to fill this post with some pictures to explain what I’m talking about!

 

Do you have any weird obsessions or likes?

Relationship Series – Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

Relationship Series – Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

When you are in a relationship; no matter how long you have been together and no matter how well you get on, there will always be little insignificant arguments or petty fights! None of these arguments really have an affect on your relationship, and it’s okay not to agree on everything, but wouldn’t it just be nice to have peace and harmony in your relationship?!

There are going to be times when your partner does something, or doesn’t do something and you get a bit cheesed off with them, and visa versa, but it doesn’t have to result in an argument or fight, wouldn’t it be easier to just let it go?

Something small could result in a long drawn out argument where each person starts to bring up past fights, which is never good and prolongs the negativity. Nobody is perfect and there are always going to be “faults” in each person, but why make this an issue, they wouldn’t be the person they are without the good, the bad and the ugly!

I am also not saying that my relationship is perfect, and letting go of the little things is something I have learned along the way. I will also be talking in a separate post about working as a team, and how when you do that, it reduces the need for little niggles and reduces the number of potential issues to argue about!

Creating harmony in a relationship takes work, but when you have sussed out what really matters and realised that you would prefer to enjoy life together without bringing each other down with petty arguments, it’s totally worth it!

Housework and essential jobs are a good example of where a silly argument can start. If your partner has forgotten to put some washing on, or not thought to hoover the house or take the rubbish out whilst you were away, yes it can be annoying but try not to dwell on it. Ask them nicely to do it or even offer to help, that way it does not seem as though you are nagging, or having a dig. However; I am in no way

saying that you should always lie down and let someone take the mick, if your partner does not do their equal share of jobs or is neglecting their responsibility and always lies with one person doing more, then this is the time you need to sit down together and have a serious chat!

I hope that this small insight into one of the parts of a relationship I have come to learn about has given you something to think about, and next time your partner leaves their dirty pants on the bedroom floor or does that one thing that really gets on your nerves… just let it go!

 

“Disclaimer – I am in no way shape or form a relationship counsellor, and everything I share with you is based on my own experiences and opinions. I am simply sharing this in the hopes that it may be helpful to some, fully understanding that it may not be helpful or to the interests of others”