Friday, 28 April 2017

Review: MusicMagpie

I recently placed an order on the website MusicMagpie, for anyone who has never heard of them before, they are an online business that buys and sells used CDs, DVDs, games, phones, tablets and consoles.

I placed my order during the Easter Weekend and there was an Easter discount, so I actually ended up paying less than I should have. I ordered 3 CDs, 2 DVD box sets and 1 Xbox 360 game, which came to a total of £9.56 after the Easter discount.

I placed two separate orders on two separate days, but both orders arrived in one Jiffy bag. MusicMagpie promised free delivery and told me my parcel would arrive within 3-7 days, however my order actually took around 9 days to get here, although I think that the delay had more to do with the Bank Holiday and Royal Mail.

I was really pleased with my order, everything was in pretty good condition. Some of the card boxes my DVDs came in were a little scuffed up on the edges, but the plastic cases and discs were in good condition. For Pre-owned they are in really good condition, in the past I've paid more money for an item from a Charity Shop or Carboot Sale that was in much worse condition, these were a low price and they're in good condition too!

I'm happy with the things I bought from MusicMagpie and I intend to buy more things from them at some point in the future.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Problems With Blogger

Over the last couple of days I've been experiencing some problems with Blogger, I'm not sure what's going on or if the problem is on my end or on theirs. At first I had problems even getting the page to load and being able to sign in. I've just written out an entire blogpost, something I've been trying to write for days and now although it's finally written, for some bizarre reason I can't add photos to my post!

What a nightmare!

Hopefully things will get sorted out over the next few days and things will return to normal.

Sorry if I'm not around, I am trying to update my blog, I just can't.

Is anyone else experiencing difficulties?

Sunday, 23 April 2017

Trivialising OCD

1 in 4 People will suffer from a Mental Illness at some point in their lives. I'm sure you'll agree that Mental Illness is no laughing matter and something that should be taken seriously.

That's why I'm always surprised to see people trivialise OCD, both in real life and online.

OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder means that people suffer from obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours. It's a very serious condition that often takes over people's lives.

Yesterday I was scrolling through Twitter when I saw that the official Maryland Cookies Twitter Account had tweeted a very insensitive and inappropriate joke.

It's not often you see well known brands making fun of a very serious Mental Health condition.

Out of all the Mental Illnesses out there OCD seems to be the one that gets trivialised the most. Isn't it about time this Mental Illness was taken seriously and not turned into poorly written jokes?

OCD is no laughing matter and shouldn't be made light of. Why whoever runs the Maryland Cookies account on Twitter thought this was acceptable is beyond me.

To make matters worse, this isn't even the first time they've used this pathetic joke!

Maybe you think I'm overreacting or maybe you agree with my thoughts, either way feel free to leave me a comment sharing your thoughts on this subject.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Windowsill Garden

I've always been interested in gardening and plants in general, but I have never had a garden of my own. I live alone in a small apartment that doesn't have any outdoor space. I started to have a think about what I could do and my only solution was to make the most of my windowsills. I get plenty of natural light shining through the windows throughout the day, I already have my lily in the hallway windowsill, although it hasn't started to grow yet, but the other day I spotted the perfect things for my kitchen windowsill...

Mini herb growing kits! They're tiny! I found them in Home Bargains for 49p each, unfortunately these were the only two left, Basil and Parsley, I'm hoping the next time I go in they have restocked and I have more options to choose from.

I know they're probably aimed at kids, but I don't care, ha ha. I think it's the perfect solution to my lack of garden problem :)

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Happy Easter

I went on my usual Sunday morning walk today, it's rather dull and cloudy here, it's alot cooler than last weekend, but not too bad. I hardly saw anyone out this morning, very few dog walkers and not even many people walking up and down the streets.

I've been busy this last week with boring everyday stuff, nothing at all interesting, ha ha.

I did finally get my hands on a new £1 coin. They were put into circulation on March 28th, but I didn't actually find one until this Thursday. I got it in my change at Farmfoods. It's smaller than I thought it would be, I don't know what I was expecting.

My Mum bought me a cute little Easter Egg with a Me-to-you bear mug and Chocolate Egg. I never go very far on the weekends and usually stay home alone, I'll probably munch on this egg while I'm catching up with this weeks TV that I've recorded.

Do you have plans for the Easter Weekend?

Happy Easter everyone! :)

Sunday, 9 April 2017

A Beautiful Day

The weather is absolutely lovely here today, blue skies and plenty of sunshine. My Grandma and her little dog accompanied me on my walk this morning, it was nice to see so many dog walkers and young families out enjoying the sun. My Grandma said "Good Morning" to almost everyone we passed, some people looked straight through us as if we were never there, I guess some people don't like to be bothered by strangers, but a few people spoke back, a couple even engaged in conversation about the beautiful weather.

The trees are showing signs of life, green leaves and buds are starting to grow. It really is beautiful here today! :)

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Experimental Iced Buns

I randomly decided to make some Iced Buns today, I'd never made them before and I didn't have a recipe for them, so I just made it up as I was going along, based on the things I had in my kitchen cupboard, I loosely followed the bread recipe I used before but made a few changes to make the buns a bit sweeter.

They were alright, but if I were to make them again I'd definately use a proper recipe instead of guessing.

I'd never made icing before and I thought I had done well, It looked rather thick, but I left it to set and when I returned most of it had dripped off of the buns. Instead of having thick white icing they ended up with a thin, clear layer instead. They tasted fine, not the best, but not the worst either. If I were to make the Iced Buns again with a different recipe, I'd make the buns smaller, these one turned out a bit too big for my liking.