Paper Hearts & Tin Foil Tiaras ♥

The diary of a girl

Month: January, 2013


It takes the down times to appreciate the good and it takes those down times to realise just how strong you really are!


Celebrate your differences – they are what make you you! Unique!

Everything has its place

Nature is a wonderful, amazing almost magical thing.
It can be beautiful and it can be so terrible sad.

But no matter which side of itself it is showing you, you can always be sure that things are working as part of the circle of life.

Take a shark – love them or hate them they are totally vital to the workings of the ocean which in turn is vital for our oxygen and general life on earth.  Everything fits – it all works together…….or did.

Humans came along and for some reason decided they didn’t belong in that circle but somehow still expect that circle to work.

Humans can do the most wonderful, intelligent and smart things but then sometimes they can be so down right dumb!

I know people eat animals and that is your choice….I am not going to preach about that one today but in the modern world there is no need for fur for fashion – especially when it is taking the life of something – we have central heating – we are not living out on the bare plains of America.  And for an animal to lose a life for a handbag or for jewellery is disgusting.  Cowshide leather is used in many things – but at least the rest of the cow is used.  I have been heart broken at the pictures of some amazing elephants with the front of their faces cut off purely for someone to have some grotesque trinket made out of their tusks.

There is no need.

Breaks my heart.

Don’t play a part in it – please.


Dance to your own song

LABELS. Why do we insist on imposing them on others?

Hello ‘Brave New World’ – doesn’t anyone who reads that recoil at the thought of loss of identity. Facelessness. Being EXACTLY like everyone else.

Challenge would be gone. And challenge is good. It keeps you learning, loving, thinking, breathing, being, moving. We do not grow roots from our feet, we are not meant to stagnate. Stay in the same spot for too long and you will begin to rot. To slowly die. But life is for living. The fact we are all made different shows those differences should be embraced, not squished down.


Some get distorted. Their views and opinions become confused. It is ‘us’, ‘our’ job to redirect and help, not to point a finger or turn a blind eye. Help someone find their footing again. Don’t try to trip them up. They’ll tread more lightly. Leave them be and how many poor souls will they trample as they try to follow the wrong path.

Life will happen. With or without your input. So work with it, not against it. Listen to those messages in the breeze. Be in tune with yourself. When your gut retracts, recoils and feels odd, it is resonating at the wrong frequency, don’t be guilty of putting your fingers in your ears and trying to sing a different tune.

We all have a different life song. Don’t alter the tempo or rhythm. Sing it loud. Sing it proud. Harmonise with life. Changing the tune if it gets a little tough is not how an orchestra works.

See people as your fellow musicians. Sing your life song and you will create a masterpiece together. Play it wrong and everything will slowly fall out of sync.


If you spend so much time labelling…..ugly, pretty, bland, beautiful….you are judging. You are not open. You are not learning. You are missing the chance to see the inner being. The inner beauty. The true beauty. Heartfelt, deep, meaningful. The bit that really matters.

Crooked teeth, Wonky eyes. Frizzy hair. That does not make a person bad. What goes on internally is what you should be looking for and what you should be listening to.

If you put all your energies into being the thinnest, you focus on the external. You will miss life’s little gems. You will age, your immune system will falter, your thinking will shift and fall, you’ll end up on the wrong road. Work with what you have, make the best of you, don’t try to create someone that isn’t you. You were made a certain way for a reason – work with it – not against it. Don’t do yourself the disservice.


If you focus on being the most popular with the most friends you will confuse the true beauty of friendship. You will water down the value of ‘true’ friendship. The fact there is a term ‘true friend’ says enough. If you are willing to listen.

Do you think having 800 facebook friends makes you long term happy? Do you think it stops you ever feeling lonely?

All it does is add pressure. You’ve got to keep on keeping up appearances, singing off key. But appearances are only skin deep!

Judge a book by its cover and you could miss out on the greatest story every told.


Beauty comes from within. The truly beautiful value the right things, they put effort into the things most worthy. They make the better friends. They listen. They learn. They sing in harmony.

Look at nature…left alone it sings in harmony. It works together. Creates the wonders of the world. Makes the imprint of our past and shows a snapshot of our future.

A throwaway facebook status update or an amazing symphony.


The beauty is, the decision is yours.

You always have the final say in your destiny. Just be mindful of where you put your feet.


“We can learn to get by if we learn to have scars

If we learn to forgive and accept who we are”


“Lose your temper and you lose a friend; lie and you lose yourself.”

~Hopi ~

“All birds, even those of the same species, are not alike, and it is the same with animals and with human beings. The reason WakanTanka does not make two birds, or animals, or human beings exactly alike is because each is placed here by WakanTanka to be an independent individuality and to rely upon itself.”

~Shooter Teton Sioux~


My best friend just said this to me:

“i’d be quite happy to have a mortgage/bill free life then we could meet up whenever we wanted and eat all the cup cakes in the world!!”

I think she just found my perfect world!


2013 is here!

So Happy Belated New Year to you all.

I had such a lovely break being with my nearest and dearest.

I got some amazing gifts.




And there is just a tiny selection of the awesome things I received.

But it’s not all about ‘stuff’ is it.

It’s a time to reflect on the world and on ourselves.  And each year I make a vow to try to be better, to try to better myself, to be the best version of myself that I can be.

I don’t go in for new years resolutions as how often do people break those!?

So I’ve made a silent promise to myself to stop thinking about what I don’t have and to focus on what I do.  To keep up my studies and to keep on writing.  To stop being so hard on myself and realise that life is working out the way it is meant to.

I might not be the best at everything I do but I am me and I am a kind person and I am a good friend and at the end of the day friends, family, health and happiness are all that really matter!

I hope 2013 will be kind to you all!

I am not so sorry to see the back of 2012

I was going to post a long time ago – it feels like ages and I feel like I have neglected this blog a little.

The reason for this is below.

And here it is:


Yes, ‘Ouch’ would be right!!!

I took my brother and a friend to the Vans Warped Tour UK.

I had been having a really lovely time.  Minding my own business and just enjoying the music.

Out of nowhere some girl tries to get her fingers in my eye.

I had nowhere to go as the venue was fit to busting – there appeared to be some major safety issues going on at this point with doors being shut, people getting locked into rooms unable to move yadda yadda, but the point of this is that I had nowhere to go, there was nothing I could do.

I am most definitely a lover not a fighter, I’ll talk you to death but that’s about it.

What happened next was a minute or two…if that, of horribleness.

She lept out of the crowd, one hand pinning my arm across me, the other pulling at my hair, in the same momentum taking us both to the floor.  Someone referred to this as a typical ‘street rat’. Perplexed that there is even a name for such behaviour it transpires this is thing that ‘girls’ are doing to each other.  Go for the eyes, then the hair, then take it to the floor.

This girl seemed totally out of it.

In some ways I hope she was as at least then there would be some explanation for such a heinous act.  What has resulted is quite some time off work, concussion of levels I’ve never experienced.  It’s now almost 2 months since the attack and I still can’t see properly and am still experiencing severe head pain.  Yes I am under the care of doctors and hospitals and know what is going on but what a sad world we are living in that someone behaves this way for no reason.

It would appear she was running from something with security right on her, so it appears I just got in the way.  The sad thing is – security just left me and took this girl away, only to release her back into the crowd.  I really hope that nothing else was done by her to anyone else.  I have contemplated contacting Vans Warped Tour to let them know this is what happened due to an unfortunate person, and security that didn’t follow procedures.  But I wonder how much good it would really do.  Will they really care?

This world just doesn’t seem to care much anymore.

It breaks my heart that people are getting so aggressive, seem to be so full of hate and selfishness.

It makes me sad to think that people can’t just go out and have a good time.  The friends this girl was with seemed to just stand back and shake their heads….how sad that this is something they appear to be so used to her doing!  What has gone wrong to make youth so angry – to make places so unsafe.

And to know there isn’t much you can do about it.

I am just glad I have thick hair and it is hat season!


The christmas tree goes into hiding again

Happy new year!!!