Anxiety,ahoy! Life Lessons on Unfucking yourself

Hi Huns,

I am currently lying on my bed with deep heat rub on my stomach as I can’t find the hot water bottle or pain killers, feeling sorry for myself. Yip, it’s that time of the month and yip, I am as irritable as hell. The best thing about this whole experience is the overwhelming despair I’ve had for three days. Hu-fucking-rah. Therefore, rather than allow myself to fall into the hormonal (or maybe emotional, ala my last post – we can never be too sure these days) pit of despair, I thought I’d make myself feel better by laying here on my bed in my flowing bathrobe surrounded by both cats – like the old Victorian lady I really am and share some life lessons with you beautiful creatures.

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Today’s life lessons are about how to attempt to stop hurting yourself and not allowing other fuckers to do so. Basically, how to not “chase the pain”- which is something I am no professional in but happen to be the super, bestest, greatest, so “good I got a masters in it”, at chasing within my own life. What can I say, I gotz skillz.

So, what is chasing the pain? Sometimes in life situations such as jobs, relationships and friendships, we stay in situations that are not healthy for us. It’s where we encourage and allow/repeat negative behaviours which then begin to rule our lives. Where we allow ourselves to believe the negative thoughts or even, seek out more as we feel safer being disappointed more than we do on moving forward. Below are a few examples of red flags which you may be able to spot in your own behaviours and how you can change your future actions or even, just leave the situation. I start a bit light hearted but my god, its true!

If it makes you consult your tarot deck/horoscope/any other “clarity craft” about this subject more than once a month, it’s probably not the best thing for you

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“Will they come back into my life?”

“Will they finally give me a pay raise after two years”…

“Are they going to get their comeuppance”

You know exactly what I am talking about, Susan – if you’re seeking clarity on a situation you are in from elsewhere, then go find something/someone else that wants to keep you informed, enlightened and appreciated without resorting to constantly seeking third party.. If you have to attempt to make sense of the actions of something or someone constantly, then the subject you’re asking for advice on is probably a massive bellend rather than anything else at play in the situation. You should always know where you stand.

If it makes you cry, it’s not a healthy situation to be in.

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Honestly, anything that makes you shed tears regularly isn’t a perfect partner, dream job or best friend. It’s something that is ruining your chances of being happy and being the best you can be. If I thought I made anyone ugly face cry, I’d be a broken woman. Causing emotional damage is never good and anyone who treats people’s feelings like that are basically, walking human buttholes.
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Social stalking isn’t smart

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Yes, checking their social media will help you know what your former bestie/lover is up too and that they are alive but we all know it’s going to hurt your little heart when you see them actually happy without you – If they actually cared they would be in touch and as they uploaded pictures from their phone onto their feed – you know it ain’t broke, boo. It’s brutal and I’ve been there and it aches but you know I speaketh the truth.

I’ve had so many friend call me in tears over doing this and of course I’ve done it myself (ok, ok, a lot – consider me an emotional scab picker) and it always hurts. The worst part? How your imagination will then hurt you more than anything else you see on their accounts imaging what they are up too or even worse imagining false knowledge –

“They can’t be happy? I know how sad they really are!”
“They look miserable with them”

The cold hard truth I’ve had to tell them, and myself – If they wanted you in their life, you’d be in their feed and not someone else. Maybe they are those things but either way, you’re not the person they have let know about it. I’m sorry it hurts, poppet.

It’s the same for jobs. If you’ve moved on stop stalking old co-workers or former employers – the only competition you should have is with yourself. So what if they are doing good? You have plenty of time to build your brand and make the career you want to happen.

Now, go make new adventures and take fabulous pictures make positive memories to populate your life and feed with. The best revenge is to live well.

 

If you’re always waiting to be a priority, you are not and are never going to be a priority.

 

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This is pretty hard to learn and live but it’s so true. If they wanted to keep you on the team they would show you and not offer excuses or false promises. If they saw you as an important friend they would take a second to text back if they knew you were in trouble/sad/acknowledge that you’d tagged them in a very fucking funny meme. If they want to be with you, they will make it known – relationships where someone is always sitting, waiting and wishing are heartbreaking and usually only for one person. What I do know about love is that if it’s true, they would be upset to ever make you feel unimportant, it’s present when it’s with you and it doesn’t go anywhere.

Look after that muscle of yours, it’s a sacred gift to give to anything in your life. Don’t give it to those who don’t appreciate it.

 

If it makes you doubt yourself and be challenged in a negative way constantly – go,go,go!

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The biggest critic in your life is actually you, so don’t allow that inner critic to be fed by other negative energies. I have left jobs because of this and it was a hard lesson to learn. Where as before I’d try to be nicer to the bitch, I’d work later to get the project done (even though they over sold it and knew the team couldn’t do it without unpaid over time) I’d do two jobs at once… now I call out crap and vote with my feet. Going freelance can be life changing!

The same should be in relationships. I was in a mentally abuse relationship a long time ago and my God, what those people can do to the strongest of minds and the kindest of hearts. If someone spends all day tell you how shit you are, they are the failure, not you. If you’re that bad why do they bother? Why can’t they be supportive? Just don’t even try to please these people, just leave – anyone who says you would be nothing without them is wrong. I can 100% tell you that you will in fact be sad at first and then happier and stronger than you have ever been before. Listen to me kid, I got ya back. You’re gonna be ok.

Anyway, I am now off to cry/laugh as I watch Will and Grace and drink tea whilst simultaneously hating and loving being a woman at the same time.

Love,Love1

Ps. if any of you are in any negative situations and needs support get in touch as I have a list of fabulous support groups and channels which I am more than happy to share

We don’t do January but we definitely do coats

Hello Darlings!

Let’s level with each other, I don’t do January. I 100% don’t even consider “Dry” January as even a concept and Veganuary – can just veg off. Basically, if I had a choice I would “winter” like a classic Victorian lady throughout January and just go and chill out in a penthouse somewhere reading and drinking expensive red wine, or I’d be lazing on a beach getting both types of vitamin D but alas, someone (moi) still hasn’t become as wealthy as she was born to be and thus, had to suffer like everyone else. How have you lot survived January?

I won’t bore you with “new year, new me shit”  as I assure you it’s  “New year, old me, new crap.” but I am certainly excited about the upcoming months and I shall be keep you all informed.

I’ve seen the light!

 

For regular updates, I am always sharing stories on my Instagram feed like the image below (Stokie street art at it’s finest)  and, due to popular demand (all two of you) I am finally going to stop being such a crazy reclusive cat lady, and get my ass on Youtube. I am forewarning you now, it will be sweary, ranty and basically just me having a laugh-  pretty much like this blog. It will also allow me to bring back the Feminist weekly round up and “History, Ahoy!” content that I love doing soooo much but find hard to put to together between you know, the glamour of my life (Ahem)

 

I mentioned in a previous post my love affair with the British brand “Shrimps” and my disappointing sample sale experience (Lesson: I need to move faster, I was not sample sale “Fit”) So I am happy to say I finally found and purchased a Shrimps “Frenchie” coat. It took many Months of trawling the internet but finally I acquired one at a complete steal. I love it. I wore it out and people actually stopped me just to stroke it. It owns me and not I own it, and I’m cool with that.

 

Have any of you made any mad purchases already this January? I am not going to lie to you, I haven’t had success in all of my recent shopping adventures – I also brought a soup maker to make eating healthy easier but it broke after 4 days (scrap that blog review) so now I am manically making vegetarian meals to avoid wasting the soup ingredients that all appear to go off at the same time – recipes welcomed!

 

Roll on February!

 

 

Birthdays, ahoy!

So it’s been my Birthday this fortnight and I am of course dealing with this aging malarkey really well. My liver, not so much, but it needs to stop moaning. I am fortunate enough to have a group of very close gal pals living here in London from back home (Home being more of an “experience” rather than a “place” –  Stoke – on – Trent.) We love to make any excuse to go for piss-up and my Birthday was a perfect reason to pop a prosecco evening into the social calendar and this time as an extra treat, the Mothership also made an appearance. She drank us under the table. Like Mama, like daughter.

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Me and the gals. I appear to have shrunk in this picture. 

 

It really is wonderful to have four people who know me better than anyone and therefore, have all my dirty secrets tucked away in mental files in their wonderfully complex brains under the category “Never reveal to anyone – she has too much dirt on you too” just a mini jaunt away. It’s good for the soul.

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I can only hold my model pose for so long.

I share a Birthday week with one of my oldest partners in crime, so naturally, all five of us continued to spend the week celebrating, as of course two birthdays means double the effort is required socially.

This is fun and super fabulous as it happens but afterwards, I am left with the depressing thought that now the party is over, and sadly it’s now time for my annual “Let’s get healthy!” period.  Eugh! This is where I attempt to stop eating pies and drinking larger and try to find my inner fitness gurus (Yes Gurus, they have to tag team as it’s a hard job). Thus far, I have started hula hopping again in front of the TV. It’s all about strengthening your core after all.

Health kick in mind, I suppose it is for the best that Greggs wouldn’t give me a chicken bake for my Birthday, but remember kids, it’s aways worth asking!

 

If you want to enjoy more of my exciting social footprints, please feel free to socially stalk me. I’ve been told more than once that I give good social. I’m inclined to agree.

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Actual footage of me at the gym. 

I’m sure I am not the only one doing health kick, so I have to ask  – do any of you manage to stick it out – if so, how?! Seriously, I wanna know!

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Ps. I also have some fabulous news which will be coming in my next post…but safe to say I had the best Birthday gift ever this year! Xx

 

 

 

 

 

Bunnypudding does exercise for charity

Hello BBz,

So I have decided that this year I will try to do more charitable things. I found that I had become someone who allowed myself to let “life get in the way” so often that I hadn’t actually done as much positive endeavours in my recent “life” as one would feel necessary. Unsure where to begin I started with the most instant thing I could think of – Sponsoring a little girl via https://plan-uk.org/sponsor-a-child

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For £20 a month I get to sponsor a little girl called Anma and support her access to heath care and education. It literally took me 10 minutes to sign up and to be honest, I’d almost forgotten I’d done it when I received my welcome pack with a picture of her and information about her life. It was a very odd feeling and I highly recommend doing it if you have a few spare pounds. I received my first letter from her charity worker this week and I am looking forward to sending one back. A very happy letter correspondence indeed….oh there is a History, Ahoy! in that subject I think!

I’ve also made the mistake (big mistake, huge) of being overly confident and agreeing to suffer immensely take part in the Shelter Vertical Rush challenge on 9th March. This is also the day before my Birthday so I am hoping that rather than Birthday presents, I get a few sponsors to compensate for the fact that I am dreading it.

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I am certainly going to have to start fundraising as its 4 weeks away, so any creative fundraising ideas are welcomed. I am willing to try anything once! Living in London you really do see homeless first hand and I walk post people sleeping on the street in Central London in tents every day. It breaks my heart that there are still situation like this in the country, but every little helps as you can see below. I just need to get myself down to the gym to exercise, otherwise I can imagine myself being carried up by the rest of my team (sorry in advance peeps!) 16426106_1074813472664199_4473458262739919456_n

Have any of you done anything charity related of late? If so I want to know, especially how you managed to keep going when it training….I am so weak when it comes to going to gym, Sob!

Love, love, always

Bp Xx

Oooooooosssshhhh! New Laptop, ahoy!

So *Que official trumpets* I finally have a new laptop. I know, I know. It only took a year but I am very fortunate to have other devices at hand to help me live my life. Anyhow, I’m now sat very content in front of my brand new laptop buddy, ready to go.

I’m brimming full of ideas and creativity. Excited about the literally adventures to come,trembling with anticipation as I am about to brain fart my glorious mind….Well, kind of.

Thus far, I have writers block and can’t figure out how to transfer my iPhone files over. I am not a paranoid person but I sincerely believe that my laptop and iPhone are in cahoots with each other to drive me insane with trying to get me to remember my passwords in order to anything. 

So with that technical struggle in mind, here is the one solitary image I have managed to upload which is from my Instagram (please leave your @’s below so I can follow you)

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To be fair, it is rather nice tile work. It was found on a pub floor on Charlotte Street. I will pop back and find the name when I am next in work. Not that I work in a pub, I just work near them. Lots of them. And like to take pictures of their floors. Nothing odd about that. Oh nope. Ahem.

You’ve got to appreciate a bit of mosaic tiling, don’t you? It’s one of the things I love about living in a city like London, you are literally walking on history everywhere you go. Another place which I am desperate to show you in a post on here is Pompeii. I have some fabulous photos of my travels around there and some train travel tips which were invaluable, especially when travelling from Rome. I just hope I manage to upload these buggering images so I can share them with you all….fingers crossed! I think we are gonna be a while…

Mwah!

Bp <3

 

Quick Round up!

Hello Darlings!

Apologies I have been AWOL . My laptop,”O’l reliable” has finally succumbed to old age and now I’m forced to save my precious funds on obtaining a new one. For now I am borrowing the Bouys. He’s currently on a mixed hen do and [artying at the Cafe de Paris. Sooooo jealous. It looks amazing. As a former make up artist, I’d enjoy getting lost back stage there too. I bet it’s a treasure trove for those who love to dress up <3

So much has been happening in the world, some drastic (still trying to get over the election) and some less dramatic, Princess Charlotte was born (vom.)  So I am going to keep this post light as there is so much heavy out there to already occupy our minds. Some good news is that the amazeballs Bex from tit-bits released her ah-mazing! blogging for money guide.  Go Bex, so proud. It’s amazing how the blogging world can bring inspiring people into your life. Can’t wait to see what this lady does next.This reminds me, blogger events. Tis the season, which meet ups are you going too?

In my blogging life, I have been on many adventures which I will update you on here. I won’t lie, I have such fat hands that the thought of blogging on my iphone is nigh on impossible, so do keep checking in. I am updating! Just not as often as normal. Some of these treats include a book review of the novella by “GirlnamedBob” which is so, so good. It something different, and the female protagonist literally had me chuckling to myself on the tube. I am also going to be interview singing due Toochi. These are fab ladies and I have known them for a long time, so I’m muchos excited to be getting into their lovely heads and seeing what inspires them .

 

Anyhow,  I shall shove funny pictures into your face, because, well, this is bunnypudding and that is how I fill my time.

Auw this is so nice <3 I like hot wheels too.

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Yarr! Too funny. I want this cat. I want to brush it and stroke it’s belly. I am not ashamed to admit that fact #ineedtogetoutmore

 

We’re all guilty of doing it. I am especially guilty of send snap chats and playing text games. It’s what mobile devices were made for if you ask me.

*looks side to side* yeah, of course, this is an actual FACT. 

 

Too funny, the geek within me giggles, so many of mine and stinglikeabeavans faves  –

Anyhow I am off to go and enjoy the rest of the weekend. Have a great start to the week, and tell the Monday blues to fuck off darling! Mwah!

Love Love, BP Xx

What I did this week.

Lionel. Any excuse.

Its been a busy week for me BBz. The non blogging world has certainly been a buzz, which is never a bad thing and I like to be kept on my feet. I’ve also had a bout of the man flu, so have been confined to my bed just sleeping and eating my pain. Nothing new there then.

Hopefully some of you have managed to keep to your new years resolutions. I have managed to keep ( kinda ) to one of mine, so I am feeling rather nifty about that. The rest, well they can be considered “slung out the window” until January 2016. Otherwise life is good, apart from a severe case of writers block. Which isn’t useful, especially as I am in the process of completing an article for tit-bits.co.uk. Whats a girl to do? I need to find inspiration and fast. Usually waffling on here get my juices flowing but alas, I am waffling but no creative juice is being squeezed. Humph.

In a quest to find inspiration I have been mainly perving on vintage dresses. Because that is my bag baby. Since it has been a week since my last post, I can share another dress of the week ( see being fashionably late can be good for somethings) This weeks is –

Marie Antoinette Court gown 1778-79 This is a modern costume created by Atelier Caraco, though it is indeed a recreation of one of Marie Antoinette’s court gowns! :)

Marie Antoinette Court gown 1778-79 This is a modern costume created by Atelier Caraco.

I also stumbled upon this interesting article about historical fashion

This has also caused me to become a big pinterest whore. Huge. I’m late to the pinning party I know, but shut up!! Follow my exploits here <3 . Here are a few accounts I have been following as of late –

Fashions of Yesteryear 

1800’s fahions 

Any recommendations are welcomed! Anyway I am going to go and get all tucked up in bed with a Lemsip. Eurgh, is there anything on earth worse than a Lemsip.

I hate the bastard. needs must!

Night, night BP Xx

Rock Lobsters and Busy Bees

Apologies BBz for my very fashionably timed bog post, 

I have been a very busy bee seeing family up north, so I hope that you can forgive me!

Not too long ago I lost my old facebook account, which was very distressing, as not only was I forever losing my comic middlename, but I also became untagged from many, many night out photos. This wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for the fact that I wasn’t a camera carrier myself in those days. Therefore I have no pictures of my own to reminisce about until someone tags me in some of their old pictures. So you can imagine my delight when I discovered these old ditties from when I had just graduated and lived in Shrewsbury. It was a friends birthday and her choice of theme (she loved having a theme and threw the best parties because of it!) was “favourite animals”. I remember her going as a beautiful peacock, another as a tiger, and there were a few sexy zebras and bumble bees dotted about.

I came as this – 

 

 

Yeah mother fuckah! I went as a lobster. I love a good lobster

I was so happy to see these snaps where I felt I performed my greatest reenactment of the “mean girls” Halloween party.You know which one I mean – 

 

 

My only sorrow is that my ebay purchase didn’t come with claws. I had to make them quickly using a long ago stolen hotel room sewing kit and my imagination. I wasn’t the most random outfit in the end as I eventually bumped into a cockroach, and my friend kimbo came as an earthworm. It was amazeballs. 

 

I even won a bet with my friend Line that I couldn’t keep my outfit on all night AND dance, pah! I partied all night. *fistpump* 

The best thing about this outfit is that my dad went on to wear it to my mothers 50th birthday party. He just walked in the restaurant after desert. I have ever been so proud.

Am I alone in now looking forward to Halloween?!

 

Love, love BP xX

 

Meme me up!

Hi di hi Peeps,

It’s been a bit of a bittersweet weekend for moi, as the boy has left London to go back on tour ( boo!) In times like this I recommend good friends ( thanks kazbo) wine, and of course Memes. I won’t lie, I am feeling pretty glum, but it’s nothing that I didn’t expect to feel from day dot. It’s just never easy to deal with, even when you do prepare yourself.

Any how, chin up and carry on. There is worse shiz in the world than me not getting to see the see the boy everyday, and the fact is, I got to see him everyday for 6 months. That is more that most Army wags get ( and yes, I hate using the phase Army WAGS, if you can come up with something better, dammit I’ll take it!)

Anyway, after a few hours pillaging the internet, here is my most recent selection of internet merriment –

To be fair, I prefer the miley, twerk it!

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( before you cry anti feminist, I’ve discussed her before here) Will that blog be coming back you cry!..yes, but in due course BBz

This is what my dream car is made of. *still* one of my favourite songs ever, and with a great message – trust those who like big butts, for they cannot lie. Don’t say I never teach you anything.

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You had one job Mike, one job.

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NO. I CANNI HANDLE THE POWER!!!

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I like big ducks and I cannot lie.

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Oh Stephen, you’re such a G.

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We’ve all been there.

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*wipes tear* now this is true art. I am actually proud to be British when I see this.

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Going by the typo ratio of this blog, it’s pretty obvious that I have trouble without autocorrect , so I never stood a chance.

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But MOOOOOOMMM!No idea why I found this funny, but everytime I literally pee a little.

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Let it never be said that I am not hydrated.

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When you put it like this, yeah, let’s get fat!

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Meme + Anne = happy moi!

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It is Monday after all.

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If we can’t laugh at ourselves..

Actually, yeah with some salad and nice sauce. Thanks

Major shout out to dumpaday , a site that never fails to bring me humorous picture joy.

Have a great Monday Lovelies, and remember, today is a whole week until another Monday...hu-bloody-rah!

Love,love Ms Pudding Xx