All posts for the month August, 2014

The perils of chasing the sun….

Published August 31, 2014 by tenderleaf

Well we were happily sunning ourselves by the pool when it was decided we needed to access more sun so up we get we turn the sunbed and POW I had ripped my toenail off..


Now this is a cautionary tale do not fear the sun fear the sunbeds that like to devour toe nails!
On Thursday my daughter was admitted to hospital yes in Mexico must admit the hotel was great after 2 fluid drips and iv anti sickness meds she was released, gastro bug luckily she is fine now and was body boarding earlier ‚ėļ

Now on a brighter note tomorrow all being well we will be swimming with dolphins,  something special I think…hopefully pic will follow.


Well hello from Mexico!

Published August 26, 2014 by tenderleaf

Well what can I say the 11 hr flight was well worth it… It is gorgeous and the view from the balcony superb and the beach… Divine. ūüôā
Here is the pic looking up from my dubbed


Not bad lol, now view of some waves


And finally the bar I am sitting at right now, I couldn’t ask for more


Hopefully will have some awesome pics soon but I have been lazy lol. But I am venturing to San Sebastian, swimming with dolphins, seeing an awesome show and visiting las Caletas during the coming 10 days… I will also be doing the ice bucket challenge so watch this space!

Playing dress up

Published August 19, 2014 by tenderleaf

Well we are getting ready to pack sorting last minute bits making sure my daughter is prepared…hopefully I will make a visual story later.¬† But taking time out from that my daughter has declared herself an emo and is perfecting her make up skills, bearing in mind she is 14 it’s actually not bad! Well she was in a good mood last night so I asked her to emo-fi me the result was amusing. Unknown to me my hubby had creeped up afterwards to be emo-fied as well lol… the results!


Stunning and then….


I suppose I should post a pic of me…


And of course one of my daughter.. hers is definately the best lol.


One of those days or weeks…

Published August 17, 2014 by tenderleaf

So as many who are new ¬†my blog may have come to realise I blog quite a bit… I am a chatterbox I spew forth mumblings and ramblings that are on my mind most frequently my friends who have been following me for a while are probably used the the rubbish that can dribble forth but I love them for sticking with me. I figure it’s time to delve a little deeper into me.. let people know maybe a little why I am the way I am.

Ok so the past few weeks have been a bit hard I have had an ear infection that wouldn’t quit 2 lots of anti-biotics for that and straight after a chest infection and another bout of anti-biotics no fun at all. Of course this brings a worry as I am about to embark on a 12 hour flight and I am not even sure if it has gone (the ear infection.) ¬†Unfortunately I have¬†Sj√∂gren’s syndrome If anyone is interested here is a link to a site¬† ¬†it is an auto immune disease that is systemic, it affects my eyes my mouth my nose my joints (arthritis) gives fatigue amongst other things, for the most part I can keep the pain under control with pain meds but when I get a flare it becomes near impossible, the fatigue on it’s own is a killer and alot of the time many people do not understand. There is no cure it is someting I have to manage for life and to be honest sometimes it gets me down. Being on anti-biotics has caused a flare lowering my already screwed up immune system further. ¬†Its not just pain that gets you down though it is constant sinus infections because of the lack of mucas protecting the nasal passages, not being able to eat what i want because of the lack of saliva the ever present feel of grit in my eyes arrrgghh. So what do I do to take my mind off all these things I play computer games albeit for short amounts of time when my fingers are swollen and sore with arthritis, I read… lots and I write usually about games or whatever else pops into my head, sometimes more than often than other times. ¬†Stress of course makes it worse but not really much I can do about that so it becomes part and parcel of my life. Now you may think I am complaining but I am not, I have a beautiful daughter although a challenge I wouldn’t change her for the world, I just wish people were more understanding of autism and invisible disabilities, I also have a wonderful husband who despite his difficulties has stuck by me through mine.¬†

depression awareness

So I would like to add some links so people can become more aware of things that are silent and unknown what people do struggle with on a daily basis, especially as it is Depression awareness week… well according to facebook. So if you get a moment please check it out.

Jumping on the bandwagon with 10 years 10 questions for WoW

Published August 16, 2014 by tenderleaf




¬†Well I have been reading friends blogs and have come across the 10 questions for wow’s 10th anniversary and I figured I have been playing that long so should give it an answer… So with thanks to Jaedia¬† and Simcha¬†here we go…

BetaClient Mistress of the ALT:ernative Chat blog is asking for current and past World of Warcraft players to answer 10 questions to celebrate 10 years anniversary of WoW that is coming up soon I believe! Click on the link if you would like to answer too, via various type of media if you don’t have a blog and want to answer you still can! The explanation and instructions are over there.

Why did you start playing Warcraft? 

My husband and I were looking for a game to play I saw WoW and it took me ages to get him to give it a go, it was new out and I had been hearing good reviews, so we have been there from the beginning.. well a few months in.

What was the first ever character you rolled?

Her name was Goldenarrow and she was a Night Elf hunter, boy did I feel an achievement getting to 40 and managing to have enough gold to get my mount.

Which factors determined your faction choice in game?

My husband, we originally chose Alliance I think it was because he liked the Dwarves, then we switched to Horde we do not have a set affinity to one faction or the other we enjoy playing both equally.

What has been your most memorable moment in Warcraft and why?

I have many, One of them was completing the story lines in Northrend, I cannot remember the name of it but it involved the Gates the Lich king and fighting in Undercity. Another was the story-line involving the dying man (where all the whelps are) you try to save him but cannot and he gets lifted up by the Narruu, that brought a tear to my especially after realising it was put there to honor someone who had died. And of course earning my Dreadsteed of Xoroth, they should never have got rid of that quest it should have been optional, and the quest for swift flight on my druid although the warlock mount quest was epic and amazing.

What is your favourite aspect of the game and has this always been the case?

I enjoy PvE, grouping questing and dungeons even the odd bit of PvP now there is the raid finder I will occasionally potter around in there but I do not play to raid I play to enjoy my time there and immerse myself in fantasy for a while. I also really enjoy RP.

Do you have an area in game that you always return to?

I really enjoy Northrend and my fondest memories are from there, I first got into heroics there completing them all I thoroughly fell in love with the story and the areas and Northrend feels like home to me… if only I could build a ingame home there and be happy I would

How long have you /played and has that been continuous?

I have played for about 9 and 3/4 years my time has been on and off but I always return.

Admit it: do you read quest text or not?

I used to especially after cataclysm and it all changed, if I have done it a few times then I tend not to.

Are there any regrets from your time in game?

The only regret I have is I did not stick to a main, even after all this time I still have trouble with mains… I did however find my original warlock whom I did the dread-steed quest on sitting at 71 considering I have 2 warlocks at 90 re rolled this seems sad so I will be leveling her. If i had a main i think of all the achievements I could have obtained.

10. What effect has Warcraft had on your life outside gaming?

My sister started playing so it became a family affair, my sister then found her current boyfriend through wow so left England and moved all the way to Scotland to be together, My husband and I spent many happy hours playing together.



Riftwar cycle…what have I gotten into?

Published August 15, 2014 by tenderleaf

OK so a while back I mentioned I was reading Magician by Raymond E Feist.  So I stopped shortly after due to one thing or another and I thought to myself, as I am going away I should start reading it again. I thought better dig my kindle out download the set of books so I am not left hanging. I fired it up and did a search thinking there was only a few to get and BAM …. How many books? Loads is the answer, now don’t get me wrong I love book series like this and if I am honest it is probably how I would write.

I love fantasy fiction from Tolkien to Gemmell and Salvatore who knows maybe one day probably knowing my luck when I am dead I may join them (hey a girl can dream) but for now I will allow myself to be swept away on master wordsmiths dreams and thoughts to worlds where I don’t have to worry about a thing.

New academic year drawing closer… eek!

Published August 15, 2014 by tenderleaf

Well it is now mid August, we go away next week and come back on the 8th of September, it would be great if I had my Creative writing module books to take away with me but I find this unlikely. I have signed up for full time this year which means A105 a level 1 course and A215 my creative writing course, obviously I need and want to get good grades in the Creative writing course and I am really crossing fingers for this. As long as i get a pass in the lvl 1 module I am ok… this is one of the reasons I will not do 2 level 2/3 modules together. I really wanted to do the Childrens literature module but it is being discontinued before I will get the chance, this makes me not so happy.

My thoughts on doing 2 modules are a little scary and I am becoming a bit stressed, with creative writing I am thinking can I write? What if I am crap? What if people laugh? What if I am not good enough? Will people like my style of writing? HELPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!! It scares me to think my tutor will be pissing him/herself at my efforts same as others. I seem to be full of doubt at the moment.

crazy rat

I am not the most organised person in fact I am very unorganised I think I will really need to get my butt into gear. I usually sit down in front of the computer poised to write a marvel in essay writing and this happens.

scientist dog

I do have some games to play for winding down in between also of course my tv box sets to watch, at the moment it is Castle, I do like Nathan Fillion. I am actually quite happy I am usually an insomniac, i suffered badly last year this summer after the course finished I managed to sleep a little better not great but better. I am sooo dreading getting back into the horrible circle of no sleep no ability to work…. this is me…. We will see though.

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