New Person On The Block

“Life is better with friends”.

That might be a quote from somewhere and if it isn’t it really should be. I have been thinking about this blog a lot lately and how much I wish I had the spirit to keep it up. I just don’t seem to get motivated enough to want to write and without motivation, my writing is a flop. This lead me to the question “what motivates me in life?”. I pondered this for a good few days and then I realized that the answer had been around me this whole time. Everyone close to me motivates me to keep doing better and carry on going with life.

So, with that in mind, I tried to work out a way to get that motivation and steer it towards this blog. The answer should have been obvious now thinking about it but yes as you may have guessed I recruited one of my close friends to help me with this task.

Said friend has already introduced themselves on this blog’s Instagram page and is going by the name Spoopy. That way you can tell the difference between the two of us. Or at least you would if I could come up with a good name. Give me a week and I’ll have one (suggestions are welcome though).

Through the power of friendship, we shall endeavour to put a post out there on Tuesdays for all you lovely people. It could be a range of things like before so no changes there just two slightly different writing styles on here for you to enjoy.

Also, apologies for the lack of posts on here since April or sometime long ago like that. It has been a ridiculously long time since you have heard anything on here and I feel kind of bad for that given that I don’t have a good excuse other than the fact that motivation levels were quite low.

However, time has been crawling on and October is here and that means a few Halloween themed posts here and there. I have some ideas that I can’t wait to put into writing and share on here. Then after all the Halloween hype is over we have Christmas. Again, ideas are springing up and I should probably write them down.

If you are new here and you like what you are reading then I think there is a follow button around here somewhere and all it does is give you notifications of when we have posted something. Like I mentioned we have an Instagram so you may want to follow that as well. The username is unicornlife2016 and we are posting fairly regularly on there. Feel free to leave a comment and as always thank you for reading this post and I hope you have a fantastic day/night.

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DIY Things to do when bored jar

Yay look it’s a post let’s all do a random dance.

So I don’t really know what to call this DIY and thing to do when bored jar was quite literally the best I could come up with.

But you have probably guessed it this is a DIY and I am going to teach you (hopefully) how to make one of these things.

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You will need the following supplies:

  • A jar (I used a random jar that was previously filled with sweets)
  • Some plain A4 paper (other sizes will work)
  • Scissors
  • A pen
  • Thread/string thing
  • Anything you think you could use to bling up the jar
  • Time
  • Patience… lots of it

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Here’s how to do it:

  1. First, remove all labels off of your jar (unless you want to keep them on)IMG_4019.JPG
  2. Then take out anything the jar may be holding and find another home for it because this jar is now takenIMG_4020.JPG
  3. Now take your paper and cut it up into smaller pieces (but not too small you will be writing on them in a minute)IMG_4024.JPG
  4. Next, write on the pieces of paper ideas of things to do when you are bored (You can do as many as you want (I did 72)) – Note that the internet may be needed in order to accomplish this stepIMG_4025.JPG
  5. If you thought that was time-consuming wait for this one. Take all those pieces of paper and roll them up and tie them up with the thread/string thingIMG_4026.JPG
  6. Put them in the jar as you do it because chances are they aren’t all going to fit and unless you have another spare jar it will be a disaster
  7. For all the ones that don’t fit shove a paperclip on them and keep them safe – you just spent ages writing them outIMG_4028.JPG
  8. Now decorate your jar in any way you see fit and voila! You are done! Yay!

And there you have it. Next time you are bored you can simply whip out a rolled up piece of paper from the jar and then do the thing mentioned on the said piece of paper. It will hopefully stop you from dying of boredom (yes that is actually a thing you can be bored to death – if you don’t believe me look it up).

If you try this project out please post a pic on Instagram or twitter and tag me in it so I can see it. My username is unicornlife2016 on both.

It was Valentine’s day recently hope you all had fun. I ate ice cream and had pancakes for breakfast but that was it.

Thank you so much for reading this. It’s kinda short but meh. I hope you have a lovely day/night. Bye!

It’s Christmas!!!

It’s Christmas!!!

Okay correction it’s Christmas eve at the time of writing but meh who cares?

Everyone I know is getting super excited and pumped up for this special occasion and I have jumped on the bandwagon.

Christmas has to be my favourite time of the year. Santa and all that stuff. Everyone is just generally nicer and more fun to be around. You can feel the Christmas spirit lingering in the air.

The only thing that can dampen my mood right now is the presence of the occasional scrooge as all Christmas feeling just comes shattering down and I am left trying to put the pieces back together with school glue and sticky tape.

Luckily there are few of them around and with everyone’s help the Christmas feeling comes back to life and feels better than ever.

Also, this is the only time of the year I can go down the street dressed as an elf/reindeer/Santa and not get looked at twice. That’s a lie. I went out to town dressed as Rudolph and the amount of people who stared at me the entire time was nerve racking and I disliked it greatly. Although that did make a lot of people smile so I guess in the end it was worth it.

I quite like singing the Christmas carols as well. Going around irritating people my own special way (because if they aren’t annoyed by me the actual Christmas carol I’m singing then they are annoyed by the fact I can’t sing). 🙂 .

You can put a Santa hat on anything and it won’t be considered weird and slightly questionable behaviour it’ll be cute and adorable.

Putting fairy lights everywhere is also not questionable as it is festive and the end result will make whatever look magical.

Going to nativities performed by young children is a socially acceptable way to spend your time.

Eating your body weight in any form of food is fine (my favourite has to be the candy canes). If you eat too much and explode then death by candy cane has to make its way onto the news hasn’t it?!

Sending Christmas cards to everyone you know because CHRISTMAS. Also, Christmas cards are amazing and fun to collect.

-Reasons why I love Christmas

Thank you for reading this and I hope you have a very merry Christmas. Bye!

Random thoughts

Have you ever thought of something so weird and so random you are then left questioning how it came about and in the end you just look like a mad man? Well if you have rest assured you aren’t the only one.

Now I’m a very random person and therefore have very random thoughts. For example, I woke up this morning and the only thing I could think of was triangle Olympics. Upon searching that on google I found that an Olympic triangle is a sailing course. I’m pretty sure whatever was going through my mind at that point was not sailing. Or anything to do with that. In fact, my dream only contained triangles so I am at a loss at where I got the Olympic part from.

I often try to just sit down and think. Get away from the busy world and concentrate on my own thoughts. If I can’t sit I’ll go on a walk. Now this leads to weird conversations in my head. Once I went on a quick 20-minute walk and when I got back I was wondering if snails had secret societies and lives just as complex as our own. I was also wondering if they had conversations in their head just like I did. One thing led to another and a couple hours later I was still pondering this and then the thought of snail spies came into my head and yeah. I put a lot of thought into that seemingly pointless topic. Maybe one day I will have to reason with a snail queen and my poor attempt at understanding their life may save human civilisation. Maybe.

Now again I went on another walk and seeing as it is winter and fairly cold I was scared to see a wasp. This got me wondering about the lives of wasps. Do they mass produce in the winter then huddle in caves to keep warm? Then when it gets warm do they get excited and leave the cave in bulk loads then try and find people to share their excitement with. Then when people get scared and bat them away do they feel betrayed and upset so they go and sting them? Is that why wasps sting us? What is a wasps purpose and can we all find their secret cave and tell them we are sorry in wasp language? Do wasps speak to each other and if so how? These all need to be answered.

I’ve decided to include some other people most random thoughts because I am curious therefore I consulted my friends in our handy group chat to get some answers to the following question:

“What is the most random thing that you have ever thought?” (That could have been worded better).

These were the responses I received:

Friend no.1 – “um…” “Why can’t we fly” “I want to be a unicorn” “*multiple unicorn emoji’s*”

Friend no.2 – “It would take a long time to explain” “You turned into a broken lipstick” The story behind it goes as follows “I had a superpower in a zombie apocalypse. I could turn people into weapons and back to normal. Most of my friends were missing or dead. The author of this”(aka me the person writing this for you to read)” was with me and we were stuck in a corner about to die. I’d never transformed the author before. She could be a sword or a handgun but oh no the author had to be awkward and so they transformed into a broken lipstick. I picked her up, sighed and changed her back to normal. There was a massive hole in the ceiling and I jumped through it grabbing the author and we lived.”

That worked out well. I turned into a broken lipstick. Great.

I miss the countdown thing I had going on for a while so we’ll have a Christmas one shall we.

As of Monday 19th December, it is 6 days until Christmas. Just in case you didn’t know.

What is your most random thought? Please leave it in the comments below.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a lovely day/night.

Wait is time travel possible?

When we were younger I am sure most of us put a great deal of thought into time travel. Or at least I put a great deal of thought into it. That thought process never went very far and it was always most thought about after I had done something I deemed to be embarrassing.

Recently I have been reading a book (yes another one) that was slightly edging towards a scientific theory about time travel. Specifically the future. When this theory made sense it occurred to me that perhaps the author wasn’t making it up and that it could actually be right. Then with a quick google I learnt that the outline was pretty much correct. That then persuaded me to dig deeper and I have discovered loads about the topic.

So apparently time travel to the future is possible. The only downside (if you can call it a downside) is that you can’t return or at least we can’t think of a way in which you would be able to return. The news article I was reading was saying something along the lines of that we had all been doing little time travels without noticing. Anyway the bit I was most interested in was the theory part of it. It is as follows. Theoretically, if you were moving really fast (as in close to the speed of light fast) time would be slower for you than it would be for someone who was just standing still. Seeing as time is slower for that person when they finally stop moving they would be thinking that it had only been lets say a year (which it has been for them) whilst the person standing still would be thinking it had been lets say 30 years (which is also has been for them). Therefore the person who was standing still would have aged more than the person who had been moving and they would have in effect time travelled. Of course there is no way for them to get back as they can’t exactly move backwards as they would still be moving and would just be moving into the future even more. So yeah we can go see the future pretty easily as soon as we invent a machine that can take us fast enough to get there. And then afterwards we need to be able to mass produce the machine presuming they are a one time thing.

Anyway all this talk got me thinking is there a way to go to the past. Now the news article that is talking about the future says the only place you can go is the future however after doing my research there is a way to get to the past however, it is just theoretical and there is no way that we could test this out at this moment in time due to the lack of technology. The way to get to the past is quite simple really but completely different to the future and a whole lot less reliable. In fact I am fairly certain there is no way for us to decide what time we are going back to and it is completely random. The method that should theoretically work is that if we went into a black hole (yes a black hole) then it would supposedly spit us back out into an alternate universe much the same as ours however in a completely different time. You’d be sent to some random point in the past. You could then probably land your machine used and go and pretend you are aliens from mars to the ignorant people on Earth who have never seen anything like it before. If you went back to fix a past mistake (for example lets say I went back in time to stop me from getting born) then even if you succeeded you would only not exist in that alternate world and the earth we actually live on will be unaltered. Which kinda defeats the purpose. Oh well.

So yes time travel is possible but at the moment it is just theoretical.Perhaps one day we will all be whizzing to the future non stop then jumping in a black hole and hoping you don’t get taken to a time when the black plague was at its peak.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day/night.

Soulmates and do they exist?

The books I have been reading recently have been edging towards the theory of soulmates. Except, the one I am reading at the moment. that one is about giant mutant bedbugs (or at least I think it is… it is written in teenage boy slang and I can’t understand half of what the narrator is saying).  Soulmates are when two people are destined to be together. I quite like that idea and have been looking at things about them on purpose really. Apart from when I was looking at mutant bed bugs and thought they would be a good choice.

This got me thinking can there really be only one person for us? Can we all have that one person who we think is perfect in every way and we want to spend our entire lives with them? Do our soulmates have to be actual humans or can they be inanimate objects? Can our soulmate be food or a tree/plant? What exactly defines a soulmate? How would we know when we found them?

These are all highly relevant questions and ones I think we should definitely be able to get some answers to although it’s highly unlikely that we will. Everyone is different so we all have different tastes when it comes to finding a partner. We all may have a list of characteristics that a person must have in order for us to be attracted to them. That list will get bigger the older you get as you will have more experience in dating and furthermore will be able to fine tune your likes and dislikes down to very precise things. For example, it could be like the fact that they will have to eat a certain way or have a certain type of eyebrow. I don’t know it is different for everyone and who am I to judge. I have a list that will be just as if not more weird than yours so I can’t say anything. All that is important is that we have that list. Surely there can be more than  one person in the world with that set of characteristics can’t there? I mean obviously they will have more characteristics than what are on that list but surely several people will have your preferred traits about them in the entire world.  So that could perhaps defeat the purpose of a soulmate. However, those extra traits could make it or break it really couldn’t it. Maybe out of all the extra traits you could only deal with one person’s leaving that single person as your soulmate.

So it all seems to be going jolly you have found your supposed soul mate. However, this relationship can’t be one way, can it? So let’s see if they like all of your traits. Hmm, you aren’t exactly their type. Oh dear! Right back to the drawing board. Let’s say there was three people in the world with traits you like. The one you originally thought was perfect is gone seeing as they aren’t really interested in you. After you have gotten over the dramatic ordeal we look at the other two. Both of which had extra traits that you weren’t exactly fond of. You pick the lesser of the two evils and try a date with this one. Fortunately for you, this one thinks of you as perfect in every way and you are exactly his type.After a couple of dates, you realise that the traits you didn’t like turned out to be quite good and you have now got new things to put on your list. Not that you need it anymore as you are certain you have found the one. Your soulmate. 4 years later that person is now married to you and you are busy having a discussion about having children in the living room. You have your back to the window whilst they are facing it. You see their eyes staring at something behind you and then watch them go wide. You hear the smashing of glass and you spin around to see a familiar face. The last person who you may have dated but turned down to be with this person. They have fire in their eyes and with the quick bang of a gun, your soulmate is dead. They realise what they have done and then commit suicide in front of you.You are now left with a soulmate and a maniac both of which are dead. Oops.

I have a feeling that soulmates probably do exist and for some people they may or may not be inanimate objects. However, I have no idea how we will know when we met them because there really isn’t a way is there.

Anyway, that is enough thinking for tonight. Leave any thoughts in the comments. I will be interested to hear them. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful day/night.

Sweet dreams

Do you ever have dreams? Have you ever thought about how weird they really are?
If you ever get the chance go online and read some about some other people’s weird dreams. I have to say some of them are quite hilarious. But what exactly is a dream you may find yourself wondering. The type of dream I am talking about are the ones that are little stories and perhaps images that our minds have created during sleep. Dreams are often influenced by our day to day lives and can make you feel a range of emotions. There are three main kinds of dream which are nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams.
A nightmare is typically defined as a scary dream however you will be pleased to know they are not very common and only a small minority of people (about 5%) have nightmares once a week. Having a nightmare can be caused by many different factors and some of the factors just can’t be stopped for example illness. 
Recurring dreams are dreams that can happen over and over again. Normally they are more threatening than your average dream.
Lucid dreams are when the dreamer is aware they are dreaming and they can change what will happen in said dream. 
In dreams you may see faces or people. Your brain cannot make people up and therefore every person you see you would have seen before even if you are absolutely sure you have no clue who the person is. 
Dreams could picture something we want them to see, something that may happen in the future or just be entirely random. Another thing that is well worth looking at is zodiac sign meanings. They can either be weirdly spot on or just hilarious. Some of the signs will have a certain type of dream more often than others apparently. I have no clue how real they are but they are just funny to read and perhaps relate with.
In some dreams you could be taken to a far away land where everything is amazing and perfect and you don’t ever want to leave. In other dreams you could be running away from a vicious monster who wants to eat you for breakfast. Or your dream could be something as small as going shopping with your friend and then buying pet buffalo and riding the buffalo into battle with ice cream cones on your foreheads. Whatever your dream you may want to write it down as soon as you wake up because within 10 minutes of waking up 90% of your dream is forgotten just like that. Poof!

The microwave chocolate cake (me vs cooking 1)

Me and my brother got bored one day so we decided to make what was supposedly brownie in a mug but it tasted more like chocolate cake so we will go with that. I have to say it was a very nice cake and I quite enjoyed it along with my brother. I took pictures so I will show you them. It really surprised me at how and easy and quick it was to make them. For example cakes normally take a whole lot longer but it was done in under 5 minutes. It was also very filling so that is a bonus.  

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons of granulated sugar

1 tablespoon of plain flour

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

1 egg

Method:

1. Firstly you need to grab a mug that is microwave safe and crack the egg into it.

2. Add the flour, sugar, oil and cocoa powder and mix until everything is fully incorporated into the batter.

3. Take out the mixing utensil and put the mug into the microwave for 2 minutes (cooking times may vary) or until a tooth pick inserted into the middle comes out clean.

4. Let it cool down slightly then put whatever toppings you want on top.

5. Then you can eat it straight out the mug or put into a bowl it is completely your choice.

I hope you enjoy the cake and let me know in the comments if you have tried it.

Thank you so much for reading this brief random post and I think I may start a new series ( me vs cooking).

I hope you have a lovely day/night. Bye!!!

DIY Halloween Costumes For The Rushed Part 2

Have you ever not been prepared at all for Halloween. For example, it’s the first of October and you are like yay its Halloween at the end of the month. I will think about that later though as it is not too important right now. Then next thing you know it’s October 31st and you are there like where did the time go? No? Well, I guess that will be a fun year for you then. Anyway, let’s presume that this year is that year. The year that we completely forget about a particularly scary holiday. You have like a week left and you need a costume. Unfortunately, it’s too late to order one online and there are none in the shops near you. I have a few tips and tricks for you. So let’s get cracking

Snapchat is always changing their filters and you are guaranteed to find at least one you will love. So how about for Halloween you just recreate it. You could choose any of them. For example, you could go around with a very upset and sad expression and say that you are that particular filter. You could go all out on your makeup and then say you are that one.  Find some random dog ears and paint your nose then spend the entire evening with your tongue out and you will be the dog one. The possibilities are endless. So if you need a quick fix for a costume then use Snapchat as your source for inspiration.

If you either haven’t got Snapchat or you would rather not pretend to be one of the filters, then maybe you should dress up as a doll. A doll’s outfit is pretty simple. Take a puffy dress (look in charity shops if you don’t own one) and wear that with little ballet shoes. The makeup can also be pretty simple. Firstly, take white face paint and mix it with a tiny bit of your foundation. You want your skin to be pale but not white. Put that all over your face then using a translucent powder set your foundation. Take a cream blush and a small brush and draw a perfect circle on the apples of your cheeks and fill that in. You can then set that with some powder blush or you can leave it without. Fill in your eyebrows and then apply the biggest and longest fake lashes you can find. The longer the better. Finally, colour your lips in with the foundation mixture and then make a small circle of red lipstick on them in the centre. There you have it. An easy doll makeup look to scare people this Halloween season. For your hair, you can literally do whatever and it will look normal and intentional. The more perfect and immaculate your hair the creepier you will end up looking and the more people you will be able to scare.

I think that will be it for this year’s last minute costumes posts. That doesn’t mean it will be the end of all Halloween posts, though. Nope, I am not finished yet so stay tuned people.

As of Saturday 22nd of October it is:

  • 8 days until Halloween
  • 63 days until Christmas
  • 124 days until my birthday

Thank you so much for reading this post and I really hope you have enjoyed it. Let me know what have thought in the comments down below and I hope you are having a lovely day/night. Bye!!