Category Archives: *Family*

Parts of the body… answers

FEET: One thing you want to accomplish in life

I want to be rich… with experiences from all over the world. I want to feel alive, not just be alive. I want to see the world through my own eyes.

KNEES: Two things that make you go weak in the knees

  1. The incredible feeling I get when singing along to my favorite musicians… LIVE. Nothing can beat the tranquility and absolute happiness I feel when the music is so good that my eyes water, my hair stands up from head to toe and my heart beats in time with the sounds.
  2. Needles… and not in a good way – they are my biggest fears.  I get like this girl does – LOL! Yes, I know I have a tattoo, but it is so different. It just is.

STOMACH: Three comfort foods

  1. Milo
  2. Ben & Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream
  3. Macaroni cheese (with bacon!!! Life is better with bacon)

HANDS: Four things you’ve created that you’re proud of

  1. Scrapbooks – 1 for my niece, nephew and my friend, Amy
  2. My drawings
  3. These super sexy chocolate bowls
  4. My beautiful coffee table photo collage

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HEART: Five people you love in this or any other world

WOW! This is a hard once to answer “properly”

  1. Tom
  2. Parents
  3. Sisters
  4. Family
  5. Friends

MOUTH: Six favorite quotes

  1. “Remember to always be yourself. Unless you suck.” – Joss Whedon
  1. “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” – Marilyn Monroe
  1. “…accept the things I cannot change…” – from the Serenity Prayer
  1. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, love like you’ll never be hurt, sing like there’s nobody listening, and live like it’s heaven on earth.” – William W. Purkey
  1. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  1. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

NOSE: Seven favorite scents

  1. Freshly washed laundry
  2. Jasmine flowers
  3. The seaside
  4. Bacon (Again, life is better with bacon)
  5. Bonfires / fire / matchsticks
  6. Cherry car air freshener
  7. Baking cakes

EYES: Eight celebrity crushes

  1. James Franco (NUMBER 1!!! Need I say more??!! And have you seen his little brother Dave???)
  2. Shia Lebeouf (Unexpected)
  3. Dave Grohl
  4. Ashton Kutcher
  5. Bradley Cooper
  6. Johnny Depp (Pretty sure he is on everyone’s list – men and women all over the world)
  7. Ed Sheeran (if you don’t agree – go see him live then come back to me!)
  8. Hemsworth brothers

EARS: Nine favourite songs

9 of MANY!!! (and in no order)

  1. Use Somebody (Kings of Leon)
  2. Videogames (Lana Del Ray)
  3. For the First Time (The Script)
  4. Collide (Howie Day)
  5. The Best (Tina Turner)
  6. Ironic (Alanis Morissette)
  7. Drops of Jupiter (Train)
  8. Home (Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)
  9. Post Break-Up Sex (The Vaccines)

Life by Numbers

I’ve found that the biggest secret to keeping up a blog is to just keep going! I’ll admit that blogging does mess with my mind as I have a picture in my head of how it should be and should look. BUT I’d rather wait and write a piece that I’m proud of and that I LOVE and that I WANT to share with YOU.

I’ve done soooo much over the last few months that I’m a little lost with everything that’s going on- yet at the same time, I feel like I haven’t done anything- makes sense, right?

In school I got a C for Maths (not great – whoop whoop for a pass though!), but here are some more impressive numbers that made up my 2013 year:

  • I became an Aunt… 3 times! So that’s 3 little nephews: Riley, Joshua and Frank.
  • I saw 20 of my favourite music artists live. Katy Perry is next! 😀
  • I drove around 6,450 miles in my first year of driving (includes one return trip to Scotland = circa 746 miles)
  • I visited 1 new country (Belgium) – I say that’s impressive as some people don’t have the opportunity to travel.
  • I took 191 photos on Instagram (Taylaac4)
  • I was nominated in 4 out of the 6 categories at our work’s awards evening- one category included the award for “Working Together” where I was part of the winning team.
  • I got the key to the door of life itself- I turned 21!!!
  • England became my home of 3 years.
  • With a little help from my friends, I raised £2,500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children by skydiving and having the greatest adrenaline rush.
  • I survived another year… that’s 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes and 31,536,000 seconds. Way to go!!!!

Much love,

Tayla

xoxo

life is too short

Tayla SKYDIVES for Tyla!!!!!!!!

Hi Everybody 🙂

Every year I try do something good for charity where last year, I walked over hot coals to raise money for the Tiger SOS Campaign. I raised money above my target (See the post HERE) and this year, I’d like to smash that out of the park! Let me introduce you to someone very special to me…

This is my lovely friend, Tyla and I.
T and T

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Tyla is a nine year old girl who would like to be a dinosaur explorer when she grows up. She is passionate about the rain forest, ancient Egyptians and loves Harry Potter.

Tyla has a condition which means she has to see many specialists across different hospitals for different reasons, but the one she enjoys visiting the most is Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. They really look after her there and make her feel very welcome and cared for. With over 220,000 patient visits every year, the hospital needs to raise over £50 million yearly, in order to fund itself. THIS IS WHERE WE CAN ALL HELP!

And so, this is the charity that both Tyla and myself would like to support to show them that we truly appreciate their help, dedication, encouragement and love.

“Great Ormond Street Hospital is full of remarkable children whose bravery touches everyone. With their supporters, they help keep the magic alive for thousands of children who need their help every year. The charity exists to support Great Ormond Street Hospital so that it can remain at the forefront of international paediatric medicine and continue to offer specialist, world-class care to thousands of patients every year.”

Therefore, on the 21st of September 2013, I will be JUMPING OUT OF A PLANE to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. One of my friends has also big-heartedly offered to support this great cause and she is likewise mad enough to skydive with me 🙂

I’m really excited about this and kindly ask that if you are able to, please help us raise money by safely donating via my online donation page at the address below or the button to the right of this page:

http://www.justgiving.com/TaylaSkydives4Tyla

Or you can text TSFT99 with your amount (£) to 70070.

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If you have any questions or would like to help me in ANY way- please contact me (at the end of this post) and know that we truly appreciate the support and so does Tyla 🙂 Remember- every little, helps A LOTTLE!  It’s like a little, but it’s a lot 🙂

Thank you very much you awesome humans!

MUCH LOVE,

Tayla

 XOXOXOXgreat-ormond-street

Tyla at GOSH

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Hello World… Is that you??? It’s me, Tayla!

I’m surprised that an error message didn’t pop up to say that WordPress has deleted my account for a lack of love. Fear not followers… I am back… for good!!

My last post was a brief Christmas message, now looky here- it’s almost Christmas time again!! So what’s been happening since then…. ?

 

1. Tom and I are expecting 🙂 We are sooooooooo excited!!!!

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Our little NEPHEW is due in June 🙂 Hahahahahaha- Got Ya!  My sister and her lovely Dan are having a little baba- we were told on Christmas Day, thus making it the BEST Christmas EVERRRRRR!!!!! He is 23 weeks old and is a very healthy little womb hi-jacker. XoXoX

2. Only 18 weeks to go until my sister, Jen, and her other half, James, come to visit us in the UK :)!!! 

3. I was nominated for the VERSATILE BLOGGER AWARD 🙂 Details to follow, but I am so delighted- Thank you.

4. I got a sexy little Mini One as I am now a DRIVER!! Yeah, that’s right… a DRIVER!! 

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5.  Tom and I are moving out our dingy flat next month and hope to save enough money to buy a house together. (OoOoOoOoh!!!)

 

THAT’S ALL FOR NOW… But in the words of Sir Arnold….

“I’LL BE BACK!”