Saturday 28 November 2015

Life in a big family


If there's one thing I can't ever imagine or relate to. It's the life of being an only child..

I mean of course there's been times I've hated having siblings but I mean it's more one of those can't live with 'em can't live without them. I mean like, who else could you totally drop in the shit, and then still expect to drive you around or make you a cup of tea an hour later?

Of course just as much as I can't relate to the being an only child thing, lots of people can't imagine being part of a big family. In fact when discussing christmas and the stress of present shopping people just look at me like I'm crazy when I explain how many I have to buy for (16 of which 13 I'll most definitely spend some part of christmas day with ).

So for those people I've taken the liberty of writing a list of points explaining how big families work...some 'rules' if you will.

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In no particular order..

  • Being taller doesn't make you elder.
  • Nothings really secret, tell one person , you may as well tell everyone.
  • Unless it's a real secret like a proposal or something in which case people will keep quiet.
  • Everyone's money is communal or 'family' money, great if you're poor
  • If you're that one person with money you're kinda fucked.
  • In the event someone messes up or does something bad, save said info for a later date, you may need to drop them in it to save yourself.
  • It's totally ok to pick on a family member, but if any one else does they're fucked.
  • Don't eat it, someone else will.
  • If you get up and leave your seat, someone else will steal it. (13 people don't fit on one sofa)
  • Time means different things to different people. My 1 o'clock is totally different to someone else's.
  • Same with the definition of tidy.
  • Age means nothing.
  • Someone always has a jumper you can steal.
So there you are...I'm sure there's more but thats enough for now :)

Can you think of any more?



Monday 16 November 2015

Is Social Media Fake ??

Ok, so late to the band wagon as ever, I really wanted to have my say on this.

Any avid Social Media lover will have heard about Essena O'Neils dramatic, I quit social media, it's all so fake and depressing, bollocks. It's a story thats been everywhere. Only it's a story that widely generalises those who make their livings online.

For example. In several articles she talks about being paid to wear, represent, and promote brands she'd never normally wear or use. Yeah in my opinion that is kinda fake.
But just because one person does that, doesn't mean you should class all online influencers as fakes.

In my own case. I've NEVER done any sort of brand deal that hasn't been 100% genuine. In fact I regularly turn down deals & sponsorships with companies and brands that I don't personally believe in, support or already use. Of course it means I earn less, but hey at least its honest.

Its now against the law for influencers to actively attempt to deceive their audience by not stating whether something is a sponsored post, in any way.

Another thing that seems to be annoying internet fans especially within the illness community, is people who film videos of their shopping hauls or trips out and about..Yet these people DON'T HAVE JOBS...and are deemed too SICK to work?? I know everyones finances are different but How are they affording that life?? Ergh I didn't actually wanna get into this paragraph, but never mind. I mean I've already ranted about this once this week, along with people who don't help themselves...

Anyhu..I've gone off point...Is social media fake? Ultimately Social Media is what ever you want to be. If you wanna be a sell out create a whole fake world for yourself, go for it, but remember people know you in real life too.

Essena O'neil...Did she really quit after all that drama?? Nah she set up a new website and revelled in the free publicity.




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