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Our Wedding Pictures

Evening all!

What a lovely surprise I had this morning when I opened my emails to our wedding pictures. We have over 1000 photos and only have 250 spaces in our hard copy wedding album… how are we ever going to choose?! Anyway, I asked if you guys would like a little post with some of my fav pictures and you all voted yes! So, here you go…

P.s MASSIVE thanks to our photographer, you captured the magic of our day perfectly.

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Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

There’s never been a truer saying. I decided that it was time for me to live by that and I wanted you to know. My blogs all about being real, and this is me showing you who I am.

I am now following my dreams and venturing out on my own. What am I? A lone solider, an entrapenuer or just a bloody idiot. Either way, it’s a done deal. I never thought I would be saying that, never mind a few months after getting married. I feel so free. I create my own well being and the sky is the limit on what I do. It was a big step for me to take. I had a lot of things to take into consideration like, my home & being able to pay the bills. As well as making sure I’m not missing out on life by not earning some sort of income. Thankfully, I had a lot of support for doing this. It’s so much easier to see a plan coming together when you have someone to encourage you and pick you up when you have doubts (Thanks, dad & Ross).

It might work, and it might not. But I can say I TRIED IT. And when it does work, this could be the making of my life. This could give me what I have been missing for so many years. I used to live with the mentality of going to work every day, working 41 hours a week, heavy physical work just to make a standard wage. I was exhausted every night, it affected my moods with everyone I loved, I constantly felt like I had no time to balance my home life with work life and to be honest, I wanted to be the one in control of how much I make and what hours I want.  Don’t get me wrong, its a big responsibility on my shoulders to make sure I stick to my work schedule and make money. It’s not going to be easy in any shape or form, It’s probably going to be a bloody nightmare. But, I can do it.

If you have an idea, and you have someone that can encourage you, DO IT. What is the worst that can happen? It doesn’t work or you don’t like it, go back and get another job. I left the dental practice, knowing I am still registered as a nurse until next year and if it doesn’t work out I will find another practice to work in. There’s too much unhappiness in the world at the moment and so many people are brought to a new level of low in their life because its not what they want. CHANGE IT.  Take it from someone who has always worried about what others think and never being able to settle in any job without getting down at some point. Don’t waste your time here. Create your own life.

I now have something to call my own and have something that I can be proud of. I understand it’s not for everyone, but I know its for me. Theres something burning inside telling me to follow my gut. Year 1 has just started and it’s going to be a tough one, but lets see what happens this time next year…

“They can say, they can say it all sounds crazy. They can say, they can say I’ve lost my mind. I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy. We can live in a world that we design” 

 

Until next time..

xox

 

Life Lately: November 2018

Evening All!

I just thought I would pop on another post about what I have been getting unto this month. November is always a big month for me because it’s my birthday month! Another year older and I am sure this is going to be the busiest year to date. You can read about my birthday weekend over on my other post and read about our time at Boclair House. The rest of my birthday was just about chilling out and spending time with the family.

November was also the month we got to meet our newest addition to the Nelson Family. Christmas came early for me when Ross surprised me with a puppy and I have been full of excitement since. She is currently based in Sunderland so we took the time out to travel down and meet her. Nowadays, you have to be super careful when buying a puppy so there was no way we were waiting until the day we took her home. Bailey was everything we could have hoped for and we can’t wait to her bring her home on December 1st.

I even treated myself to a new camera for my upcoming projects and adventures. I went for the Olympus Pen E-PL8 and I managed to get it for an absolute bargain from Curry’s. It is currently on sale for £299, saving £150. It’s a great christmas present if you know anyone who loves taking pictures. The thing I love most about it is being able to send all the pictures or videos directly to your phone. It’s so handy for social media. Here are some pictures I took with it on Sunday. I used to use a canon and I had it since I was in high school, but over time it became heavy and awkward to carry about with me, especially if I was using a small handbag (priorities of course!).

I’ve also been living in my new black faux fur cape from Marks & Spencer’s. It is one of my favourite pieces because its so versatile. You can wear it casual with jeans or if you are going out for the night it can look very smart and sophisticated. The material is super soft, none of that horrible scratchy stuff! Click here to shop and pick one up for yourself.

This week will be an important milestone in my personal life and in my professional life as I am set to undergo a massive change. It’s totally knocked the energy out me for the last two weeks with worry and anxiety, but as it gets closer I am feeling up for the challenge. All will be revealed next weekend…

Until then

xoxx

Overnight at Boclair House

Hello all!

Hope you’ve had a lovely weekend just like I have! It was my birthday over the weekend and my husband treated me to a stay at Boclair House Hotel in Bearsden, Glasgow. We decided at the start of the year that instead of buying loads of rubbish for each other at birthdays we would try spend the money on going places instead. For his birthday we went to Turnberry and it was a much better use of our money!

This time round Ross picked a winter deal for Boclair House. It was dinner, bed & breakfast. Now, don’t ask me the price because I don’t think it’s fair for me to snoop and find out how much he spent. But, it will be on the website somewhere if you want to know.

We stayed in the Iona Suite and it was absolutely stunning. It was decorated quite dark with lots of deep browns and golds. In the middle of the room behind a feature wall there was a massive free standing bathtub with a private TV. I was blown away with the how high quality everything was and the standard that it portrayed.

I was quite surprised that there was so much Christmas decorations about but I will admit that it actually made my night! The bar & restaurant area are quite small but I don’t think it would ever cause any issues as there isn’t a lot rooms for people to stay anyway. The food was really great and I felt it was a really high standard for presentation. Ross said it was one of the best meals he’s ever had!

Breakfast was on the same level too. You had the option of the cold buffet for cereal etc or a cooked breakfast. Or you can have both! You can guess what I went for lol!

The only thing I would say about it is that you can’t actually stay on a Saturday night. Every Saturday the hotel is closed the the public as it is for weddings only. Bit of a pain if you work all week but if you’ve got a bit of time off I would recommend going.

Until next time,

Xoxox

A Daily Struggle: ‘But what will they think?!’

Last week I posted a picture on my Instagram stories with a poll. I wasn’t having a good day and I felt I was a bit lost with what I was doing with my life and I asked if anyone ever felt the same, and it got 20+ responses for ‘Yes‘. It got me thinking. How much of your life do you spend ( waste ) worrying about other people’s opinion on your life? Honestly, I probably spend the majority of mine. Any decision I make or idea I have always comes with another thought; ‘But what will they think?‘. Social media obviously has a massive role to play in this but even outside of it there is so much judgement.

I don’t know about you, but I feel very pressured to have the right job, wear the right clothes or have an amazing house etc etc. All the things that you think will make people proud of you or admire you. Should it matter if someone makes £15k a year or if someone makes £105k a year? Or if someone stays in a 1 bed flat and someone else stays in a five bed detached? WE all do it. WE all judge others just as much as we worry how much others judge us. In the end, what actual difference does it make? Why are we so desperate to impress everyone and be perfect? Perfection doesn’t even exist!

For a while, I thought it was just me so decided to do a little research to why I felt like this. Apparently, wanting to ‘fit in‘ is one of the six basic human needs. It works in a way that each time you do something that gains approval from others, you get a high. But, the high only lasts so long before it goes away. So, you do it again and get another high and keep going round and round and round. That is when you know you need to try change the way you think. Approval from others doesn’t make you happy, you might think it does. But it actually doesn’t. It’s like Instagram, you post a picture and get loads of likes and feel like your so popular. So, you post the same kind of picture again hoping for the same response.

*I wasn’t sure about adding this part in but bugger it. I decided to have a think of some of the things I would maybe like to do, if I didn’t feel so judged (ironically, your all going to judge me over this list LOL! But breaking that barrier is what this post is about so); 1. Be more open about exploring religion and God, and how it makes me feel better, 2. I’d concentrate on making an independent income, as having flexibility to be at home and create a good home life for my Husband is massively important to me, 3. I’d Vlog  through Insta Stories and You Tube.

I’m trying hard not to worry about what other people think and just do what suits me. If I decide to stay in this little house for the rest of my days then, thats ok. If I decide to have 20 more jobs before I retire, thats ok. If I drive the same car for the next 10 years then, thats ok too! Life is about being happy and enjoying your time. It’s just a thought, but maybe try take it into consideration tonight. We are always going to be judged, its in our human nature, but isn’t it better to be judged based on doing something that makes you happy rather than doing something for the sake of others?

What are the things you’d like to do but feel people would judge you too much?

Until next time,

xox