So, in the last few years, my partner and I have started playing board games. We are both big fans of computer games and I know that he has always enjoyed games and over the last few years, we have really taken to the hobby. Part of me has sort of decided to include… Read More Board Games A Go GO
Isolation has actually helped me, in ways I didn’t imagine at all. I’ve found, despite working from home and learning some very weird things about myself i’m actually enjoying taking a step back and just chilling. It’s made me so much more grateful every time I’m outside in our “garden” and the freedom we have… Read More Cooking during isolation….
I’ve been a dreamer all my life, I have big dreams and not enough time to do it all in!… Read More Write about something you have always wanted to do.
Hello you lovely lot 🙂 Just a quick blog post to hopefully drive some traffic over to the new blog I’ve started……it’s more book related and am trying to split this page – this one being more for everyday bits and bobs and the other Bartlett’s Book Nook for reading and reviewing purposes. Obviously i’d… Read More Blatant plug for my new blog!
Ever since I started blogging, people have been asking me why do I blog. Even I ask myself the same questions, “Why do I blog?”, “Should I continue to blog?” day in and day out. I find myself constantly questioning myself, my worth and the point of it all……in thoughts such as these and many more!… Read More Why do I blog?
I tend to do random things as New Year’s Resolutions every year, they don’t tend to be giant change the world type of things but more little challenges to challenge me and to keep me going. One of my 2019 goals is to do a 30 day slow cooker challenge, I probably wont do this… Read More A 30 day slow cooker challenge
Today, I’d like to do something a little different to the current writing challenge and spend some time giving a bit of love to my mum Barb. It’s actually her birthday today (so if you are reading this mum, have a superb day) and if you are reading this and aren’t my mum, why not… Read More A brief interruption from the daily challenges.
This is a tricky one, there’s a few people in my life who I miss, who aren’t here to talk to and having to pick one of these people over all the others is HARD. I think that as this is my blog, I’m going to break the rules a little bit. I’m going to talk… Read More Day 27: If I could have another talk with someone who isn’t here now………
01. You keep waiting and waiting and waiting for the right time. 02. Your planning and focus are in disarray. 03. You change nothing and expect different results. 04. You close your mind to new ideas and perspectives. 05. You refuse to accept necessary risks. 06. You let a few negative people fill your mind… Read More Day 26: What holds you back?
Well, shockingly, clothes are the main component as I would assume everyone else’s would be….. I’m not a girly girl at all, and although I know this will dismay some of my more feminine readers, I tend to have a pile of clothes as casual and then a selection of work stuff. I went through… Read More Day 25: What’s in your closet?
A talent (or gift, or aptitude) is the skill that someone has to do something that is difficult. It is an ability that someone is born with. People say they are “born with a talent”. Someone who has talent is called talented. Talented people may have more than one talent. Music, dancing, acting, sports, or other skills have people with talent. Even if someone… Read More Day 24: What’s your hidden talent
I drink, I smoke, I dont eat healthy enough, I dont take enough exercise, I doubt myself, I have been known to just veg and procrastinate when actual useful things could have been done. I doubt everything. I feel self conscious talking and expecting people to listen. I try to do things well but often… Read More Day 23: What are your worst habits
Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow. An individual experiencing sadness may become quiet or lethargic, and withdraw themselves from others. An example of severe sadness is depression, a mood which can be brought on by major depressive disorder or persistent depressive disorder. Crying can be an indication of sadness. Sadness is one of the “six basic emotions” described… Read More Day 22: What makes you sad
Happiness is without definition because it means something different to everybody. You will take the actions to be the best you that you can be simply because you are happy and exhume positive energy which will attract the same energy to you! You doing what makes you happy is a great example to set! Honestly, in life, so many things make me happy. I have spent a long time… Read More Day 21: What makes you happy?
Well, i’ll be 40 for a start so officially old!! Sorry, just my little joke as my best friend, my love and my brother are all much older than me so I like reminding them of that fact, mean yes but it amuses me so tough!! I’d like to think myself and the man will… Read More Day 20 – Where do I see myself in 5 years…
Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. When people are successful, or safe, or lucky, they feel happiness. The “pursuit of happiness” is something this country is based on, and different people feel happiness for different reasons. Below is a good selection of different things that make me happy, this isn’t a definitive list but merely something to… Read More Day 19 – What makes me happy
Someone from the office actually asked this yesterday, and whilst the first answer from my boss was (shockingly) bus related it did get me thinking. I’ve written a little list below of things which I think I’d like to do, in an ideal world, I’d have to be winning a massive amount, a life changing… Read More Day 18 – If I won the lottery….
I’ve been really lucky to be honest and travel has been a big thing for me, I haven’t taken advantage like I should have (travel while you can kids – it becomes harder as you get older) but even since I moved back to the UK, I have enjoyed travel and a variety of wonderful… Read More Day 10 – Best Trip Of Your Life
I have a lot of targets that I set myself – see my 40 for 40 list as a good example but I try to also do littler things throughout the years, like this years Pratchett Postal. These are some challenges I have been trying to do this year so thought i’d share some of… Read More Day 9 – 5 Current Goals
This is actually quite a timely challenge as i’ve just got my new backpack – i’m not really a handbag girl – but once i’ve listed what is in there, maybe you’ll see why I’m not able to be a handbag girl haha! Ok, quick edit. My backpack hasn’t arrived yet so have decided to… Read More Day 8 – What’s In Your Bag/Wallet
This is a tricky one, my music taste can change from minute to minute so I think this blog should possibly be renamed as “My favourite 5 songs, right now” 1: Geronimo: RuPaul – I really love this, it has a great mix of dance and sass, I’m a pop girl at heart so this… Read More Day 7 – Your 5 Favorite Songs
I’m almost certain I’ve written about this before, as i’ve previously said, this is a challenge I saw someone else doing and like the ideas, so read on and if you’ve read it before, hows about we just forget that? Thanks 🙂 I tend to have 2 levels of fear, rational and irrational. Both have… Read More Day 6 – What Are You Afraid Of
Hmm, this could be tricky as I genuinely don’t see a huge amount to be proud of. I’ve done things that i’m proud of, such as raising money for charity, passing my Spanish exams in a Spanish school and not (completely) losing my mind, coming back and coping with things, passing challenges I set myself… Read More Day 5 – Your Proudest Moment
I always used to have 1 major answer for this, sadly, the way the world is going, the chances of me ever being able to do this is very slim so I have in the past few years spent some time considering other options, maybe not as a standard job but maybe in the dream… Read More Day 4 – Your Dream Job
There have been so many in my life *breaks off and sings “My Way” – badly* but I’ve been making a real effort in the last few years to look at things more positively, which has certainly helped. I’m not saying that I don’t have regrets for the last few years but I am trying… Read More Day 3 – Your Biggest Regret
There’s so many quotes that I adore, some for fun purposes, some for the depth and the way they make me think and other times just because i’m jealous someone came up with the eloquence that I cannot!! I’m not sure if I have just one favourite, there’s so many great things that have been… Read More Day 2 – Your Favorite Quote
Well, I like having these new suggestions for writing, hopefully I won’t duplicate previous info shared but if I do, apologies, I’m trying to expand my writing and therefore am pretty much writing about anything. Anyway, now that’s over, on to today’s topic. Where did the name “Half Baked Productions” come from? I know i’ve… Read More Day 1 – Your Blog’s Name – Challenge 2
A friend of mine suggested this to me as a theme a few days/weeks ago and whilst it might not be the most “fun” theme i’ve tried to write about, it is most definitely close to home and something which I feel I should write about. My history of depression is quite a long one.… Read More My thoughts about Mental Health.
I think this is probably a really easy topic for me (food obsessed) to talk about, I think the only fly in this ointment will be the only being 1 restaurant……there’s so many lovely places i’ve eaten in the past! My favourite place to eat is actually not anywhere near my home. It’s in Paris… Read More Talk about your favourite restaurant
****As this isn’t an ad for the company I used, a) I hope they are ok with me writing this and b) people reading this know this is my opinion so I cannot say if EVERY service is the same, if every provider of this is the same, this is just my views on a… Read More What I found when using Simply Cook.
Hi everyone! I keep getting emails saying more people are following my blog – which is surprising, I mean, who would want to listen to stuff I have to say? apparently a few of you! Therefore I thought i’d say hello and give a little description of me and my blog. Firstly, I’m Polly, i’m… Read More A quick Hello!
My dad rocks. Ok, I know pretty much everyone says that about their dad’s and they are entitled to that view, but to be honest, my dad’s the best! Seriously though, my dad has always been one of my favourite people and am so thankful I have a dad who understands me – and has… Read More father’s day 2020 – a little later than planned!
It’s been a while since we celebrated anything really special. I’m writing this before our anniversary of May 5th but we’re not really that type of couple, we don’t tend to do date nights or that kind of thing. I think we both tend to just spoil each other when we can, simply because we… Read More What was the last thing you celebrated?
I’ve seen (and been nominated) a lot of people doing the 10 album playlist while they are in quarantine and it’s sort of inspired me. I’m bad at chain letters – which is basically what it is – so decided instead of a list of albums, i’d share a few of the songs I have… Read More Happy Happy playlist
I’ll be honest, I sort of love this idea. I am fairly book obsessed as most of my friends know so during this lockdown i’ve been re-reading old favourites and was really happy to see, someone down the road was doing a blind date with a book box. For those who’ve never seen this before,… Read More Blind date with a book
I’ve realised recently that despite not really loving the whole not seeing my family thing, isolation is actually something I really enjoy. I’ve found that although my sleep pattern is completely off whack, i’m more creative, more imaginative, more up for fun. I’ve spent more time cooking and baking in the past few weeks than… Read More Time = Creativity.
40 by 40 list…… As a challenge to myself and to give me some ideas of things to do in the future, I have decided to challenge myself to do 40 things BEFORE my 40th birthday. They may not be life changing or in fact really “out there” but I’d like to think there’s things… Read More 40 for 40 list…..
So, I know it’s been a while so a longer blog would probably be in order but I just wanted to write about my day and how I’m feeling, to try and lock that feeling in. To always be able to remember this high. Today, March 18th 2019, I finally passed my driving test. I… Read More Proud