Just had to go through the fire drill!

Ok, I just have had to go through a fire drill. Mass panic! It went off, and everyone shot out of the room. Nitro did well considering he’s never heard the fire alarm before and so when it went off he did not panic which was good. By him being calm it helped me to stay calm too. I followed my instructor out of the building and then one of my class came over and we both got underneath her jacket because I’d walked out without mine and its freezing cold outside! Thank god it wasnt a real fire. But I dont like the fire alarm and going through the drills. It unnerves me. Glad its over now and I can get back to my regular class and stuff.

Mental health recovery a new support group to talk about treatment options and resources

My friend Sam who blogs over at

Has started a mental health recovery group on groups.io. This group is for anyone from any country who is recovering from any mental illness, it is a place to talk about resources, and treatment options, to get and recieve support and talk about recovery and your recovery process.
Please I’d appreciate it if you could all reblog this post for me.
The link to join the group is

I am helping her to moderate the group.
Please share this for me thanks guys and hope to see some of you there!


I am writing my christmas cards this morning. It is making me so happy to send all of my friends cards. It really signifies the start of christmas to me, even though I’ve done a lot of christmas shopping already. I have about 10 people in the USA to send cards to this year, and the last day for post to the USA from Ireland is Friday so I need to get them out tomorrow. I got up extra early this morning and sat down listening to christmas music and writing out the cards and addressing the envelopes. Its a real feeling of accomplishment to finally have them all done and ready to go. Its a feeling of contentedness and pure happiness to be able to do this for my friends.

This and that

What is todays date?

8th december

What time is it right now? 5:34 PM


Nicknames? Shirl, Shir, those are the legal body names nicknames, mine are CA and Munchie
Where do you live? Ireland

Whats your age? 35 is body age, I am 19

Hair color? Brown

Eye color? One brown, one hazel

Height? 5′ foot 1 inch

Shoe size? 5

Date of Birth? 19th april

Whats your star sign? Aries

Element? Don’t know

How many siblings? 1younger sisters

How many pets? just a guide dog

Obsessions? coffee, coke

Bad habits? Procrastinating, picking scabs, checking my watch
Phobias? Abandonment, failurespiders and any bugs


What makes you happy? My friends, my niece and nephew, my dog, , when people do nice little things

What really irritates you? When people act like they know it all, ignorant people, people who look down on others

What makes you sad? when I lose someone I love, thinking too much

What makes you angry? my dad, the fact I was abused, cruelty to children or animals

What makes you scared? practically everything

Who is your best friend? too many to mention

Ever broken a bone? No

Whats the best advice youve ever received? Live every day as if it was your last

What was the last CD you bought? Taylor swifts latest album

What was the last book you read? Why me about a child abuse survivor

Who was the last person you spoke to? My mom
What was the last thing you ate? my dinner, spring rolls and chicken goujons

What was the last thing you drank? Coffee

Whats the best thing youve ever bought? My I phone

Whats the worst thing youve ever bought? clothes that didnt fit

Whats the best thing youve ever been given? The best thing a person can give me is their undivided time and attention
What are your future goals? Finish my I.T course, get a job, not struggle so much with mental health stuff
Describe your bedroom? Its spacious and big, has a double bed, bedside locker, built in wardrobes, 2 dressers, some smaller drawers for storage, a bay window

Whats your most embarrassing moment?When I touched a strangers sweater one time when I was traveling on the train he got mad and gave me a dirty look

Who do you consider the most beautiful woman in the world? I am not sure, I think I’ll have to say my partner Jess

Who do you consider the most handsome man in the world? Not into boys

Favorite thing to do on a hot summers day? Have a BBQ

Favorite thing to do on a snowy winters day? Snuggle on the sofa by a warm fire and drink hot chocolate

If you were granted 3 wishes, what would they be? 1) be happy 2) like myself3) Feel more confident and secure

If you could go back in time to see or change something, when would it be and what would you do? I believe everything happens for a reason and the butterfly effect, so nothing

Whats the first thing you think about when you wake up? Grrrr time to get up already

What exactly were you doing on September 11th as the terrorist attacks were being carried out in America? Watching them unfold with my dad

Have you ever been in love? Yes
Do you believe in the after-life? Yes

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? No idea

If you could choose your own death, how would you go? In my sleep.

Would you ever consider having plastic surgery? No.

Whats the funniest joke youve ever been told? My home help told me one about how she caught a few of her friends out. She told them that jack russel rang them and they needed to call him back, when they called and asked for Jack russel the man on the phone said this is the animal shelter, someones pulling your leg! lol.

Do you have any regrets in life? Not really, no.

What advice would you give to a kid? Always try your best
Any hidden talents? Nope
Is yours an innie or outie? Innie

Last job? No last job but did some childcare work during college

Current job? None, currently in college studying I.T

Dream job? working for apple

Who is your hero? My gramma
Describe yourself in 3 words: Resilient, thoughtful, funny


Favorite color? Pink

Favorite number? 4

Favorite animal? Dog

Favorite sport (to play)? None

Favorite sport (to watch)? None

Favorite Show(s)? Glee, big bang theory, law and order SVU

Favorite movies? I now pronounce you chuck and larry, the color purple, ghost, marley and me, mama mia

Favorite band? Blue october

Favorite song? Shake it off, only girl in the world

Favorite room in the house? Front room

Favorite board game? scrabble

Favorite video games? Don’t play them

Favorite PC game? dice world

Favorite food? taco fries and chilli cheese burgers

Favorite fast-food? KFC

Favorite drink? Coffee or coke

Favorite magazine? None

Favorite place? Disneyland
Favorite cartoon character? winnie the pooh and eeyore

Favorite day of the week? Friday

Favorite day of the year? Xmas day

Favorite season? Summer

Favorite holiday? Christmas

Favorite girls name? Brook or Taylor or Lexi

Favorite boys name? Zack, tristan, simeon

Favorite country? USA

Favorite smell? vanilla

Favorite sound? Music

Favorite accent? American


Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi

Pen or Pencil? Pen

Day or Night? Night

Cat or Dog? Dog

Summer or Winter? Summer

T.V. or Radio? Radio

Brains or Beauty? Brains

Cup or Mug? Mug

Tea or Coffee? Coffee

Gold or Silver? Gold

Brush or Comb? Brush

City or Country? City
Red or White wine? White

Early or Late riser? Early

Blond or Brunette? Brunette

Scarey or Romantic movies? Neither

Board or Computer games? Computer

Half full or Half empty? Half full

Happy and poor or Sad and rich? Happy and poor
Glasses or Contacts? Neither
Flowers or Chocolates? Chocolates

Love or Money? Love

Hugs or Kisses? Hugs


What are you wearing? Pajama pants and a t-shirt

Whats the latest news? dont know

Whats the weather like? chilly

How do you feel? Anxious, tired, overwhelmed- but better than the last few days


Cried? Yesterday

Laughed? Today

Swore? Today

Lied? Not recently

Got drunk? A few weeks ago

Read a newspaper? I get most my news online

Read your horoscope? never

Had a bath/shower? This morning

Had a cold? Don’t remember

Smiled at someone? Today

Gave someone a cuddle? At the weekend

Said, I love you? Yesterday to my partner

What time is it now? 6 PM

100 days of happiness, day 2

Day 2

Today I helped another visually impaired student. I gave him some encouragement as he was struggling with being able to use jaws, which is the screen reading software blind people use to access the computer. It made me feel so good to be able to help him out. I also got feedback from my instructor that made me feel good and boosted my confidence.

productive Monday

I’ve had a really productive but very busy day. I started my mock exams in excel. There are six different tasks to do in the exam. It seems a lot but some of them are quite easy, easier than I expected to be honest. There are some tricky formulas and the way some questions are worded is a bit tricky too. I did the first task and got my instructor to correct it and she said I did it perfectly so thats encouraging. We also got told about our project today, the project is worth 40% of our grade, our instructor handed it out today and told us to start it tomorrow. She’s not in tomorrow so we just have to keep working on our own. The exam is next wednesday, not Friday like I thought. I dont know where I got Friday from! Good news though…we have this Friday off because of the staff christmas party. So we decided since we’ll be off that we’d have our own class christmas party, so I just got off the phone a couple minutes ago. We booked a nice chinese restaurant and we’re gonna have a meal. Most of my class dont drink due to taking medication and stuff so it will just be the meal with no alcohol which is cool. I cant wait for Friday to come! I think it will be a nice finish to the busy week. Now to just tackle the project? I’m struggling a little with it but my instructor just told me to do the theory question tomorrow and leave the spreadsheet part until wednesday when she’s back so she can help me with it. Its bucketing down with rain outside. I am not looking forward to going out in it. 30 minutes till we can go home, yay.