Wednesday 19 January 2011

Seven Things About Me

I was tagged my @melspur from Twitter on her blog to give this a go - I am not the most interesting person ever, but I will give it a go...

1. I am 28 years old and I have been married to my husband, Paul, 31 since Valentine's Day 2000. He was my best friend's penpal and she invited him over to a party (he is originally from Alresford, Hampshire) on 15th May 1999, we clicked and then from there we never looked back. Several month later, he moved here to Liverpool and we got married on Valentine's Day (14th February) 2000. We have an 8 year old son called David and we plan for more in the future.

2. My claim to fame is that I have been in the Liverpool Echo twice - once when I was a teenager doing a book review with my best friend and another person for our school and the other time was a special on how me and Paul were the youngest couple getting married on Valentine's Day (I was 17 and he was 20).

3. I have a massive interest in the paranormal, UFOlogy and all similar things. I intend to take accredited courses in UFOlogy and Parapsychology in the near future in the hope that I can expand my self-taught knowledge further and maybe even write for a publication on those topics or start my own publication. After all, I am a budding writer - I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, and of course, blogging.

4. I am fascinated with Ancient Egypt. Even now, Egypt is a country with a rich and mysterious culture. But, the main thing for me is how something so astonishing and amazing, i.e. a pyramid could have a) been built so magnificently when technology now could not even duplicate it and b) how they have stood the test of time. I aspire to visit the Great Pyramids at some time in my life, hopefully soon. I also want to take a course in Egyptology and maybe even Archaeology as I have toyed with the idea on many occasions of doing this on a professional basis.

5. I am a massive sci-fi fan. My favourite programme ever being The X-Files, for which I made my own fan forum at which has unfortunately been spammed to death despite my best attempts of preventing it! I collect anything to do with it - I have all of the VHS (video) box sets, DVD box sets, trading cards (including some specials, but still a long way short of a full set), magazines, comics, signed photo's, clocks, watches, figures - you name it, I've got it. Despite watching many TV programmes in my life, I have only ever found 3 that I would call favourites - 1) The X-Files 2) Medium 3) ReGenesis - I am very fussy and particular when it comes to favourites.

6. I collect autographs. I have a massive selection - anything from my favourite TV programme stars to footballers, rugby players etc. I've been writing off for them and collecting then since I was about 8 years old!

7. Other random tidbits worth giving a mention as I can't think of anything significant to note: a) I have never been on holiday abroad (as you can't really count Wales as it is still in the UK) - I have never been on a plane b)I am scared of heights c) I recently became a keen fan of growing my own fruit and vegetables d) I am a budding entrepeneur e) I collect coins f) I have recently become an obsessive comper g) I am very opinionated h) I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist at times i) I enjoy cooking j) I collect Monopoly board games k) I enjoy horror films - the gorier the better

I am now supposed to tag some people to give it a go, but I am not one to tag people in things like this, so I just hope instead that some people will follow suit and we can all learn something about each other.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Is The End Of The World Coming?

You know, I've been wondering - could the end of the Earth or at least of human life be imminent?

There have been some very bizarre going's on in the last few months that have me wondering...

Just a few months ago, there were a number of volcanic eruptions - including volcanoes that have been dormant for a very long time.

Recently, there have been reports of many dead crows and other birds falling from the skies and over 2,000,000 (2 million) fish found dead in one place alone.

This just doesn't seem right to me. And, on top of that, here in the UK, we have seen more snow in the last few weeks, than in the last few years. There have also been a couple of earthquakes detected too which is very, very unusual for the UK.

I'm wondering if something is going on at the core of the Earth that we don't know about which is causing all of this to happen?

I don't know if this is down to the damage caused by us careless, selfish human beings, or if it is simply that the Earth is over-populated and was never designed to have so many beings on it at once and the overload is causing a damage or worse still, a complete shutdown.

I also wonder if some scientists are aware of this too, but the governments in various countries have quietened them to save panic (or more likely to cover their own asses).

In fact, speaking of a government cover up... This leads me back to a post I did last year at the first outbreak of Swine Flu. What if the government knew what was happening to the planet at that time and so Swine Flu was a way of population control as a last ditch attempt to try and stop it from happening? Even if that is the case, who gives them the right to play God?

I bet if the shit hits the fan, the governments' and anyone they consider important have several space shuttles at the ready to take them off to the moon they colonized on many years ago - think about, the US and Russia and even now the UK (amongst other places I think?) all have million or billion pound space programmes - do we really believe they still haven't progressed any further than their faked moon landing 50-odd years ago?

Copyright ©2011-2012 Yvonne Brownsea

Monday 3 January 2011

Why Is Super Skinny Any Better Than Super Fat?

This is a question that constantly bugs me...

The government here in the UK are currently putting so much emphasis on people losing weight and eating healthy foods, yet no-one seems to care that being seriously underweight is no good for you either.

There is quite a fine line between  healthy eating and not eating enough and I feel that putting so much emphasis on one over the other can only be a bad thing.

Being overweight can cause heart problems amongst other problems, but being underweight can lead to the shutting down of your bodily organs or other problems too - yet nobody seems quite so bothered about this - why?

Nowadays, I see a lot of, in particular, teenage girls getting obsessed with being super skinny to be like pop stars, TV stars, models and other celebrities and it is just not healthy.

My younger sister (who is now 17) is a fine example - she was very much overweight and now she has lost a lot of weight - she is now at a healthy weight and is maintaining it, but for a while she was barely eating anything because she still imagining that she was too overweight. I'm glad she came to her senses before it got any more out of control. I'm proud of her that she is maintaining her health, but not getting over the top - but how many teenagers/children are there out there who don't know when to stop?

My son is 8 and he's a perfectly acceptable weight. But if he was overweight, I would go out of my way to help him get healthy and same on the other hand that if he was really underweight, I would also not stop until I knew he was healthy.

I'm just sick of all the bullshit about adults and children being overweight, yet no-one gives a damn if adults or children are underweight.

My son often comes home from school and I feel like he has been brainwashed about healthy eating. He states crisps are bad for him - which as anyone with half a brain cell knows, there are far worse things you can eat - as a snack in moderation, they are fine - as part of a healthy balanced diet, but they brainwash him with so much shit, that he questions all of the food he eats - even though we have large amount of vegetables in our diets and of other things that are good for you. And yes, we do occasionally have chips or pizza or something fried, but there's nothing wrong with that, yet the children seem to be terrified of all foods except fruit and veg - now there is something SERIOUSLY wrong with that if you ask me!

I don't mind the government campaigning to make people healthy, but putting the emphasis solely on being overweight is not right at all. Children should be made aware equally of the problems that can occur from under-eating. Oh, and teachers should be better trained than to scare the living daylights out of children and make them afraid to eat lots of things.

Copyright ©2011-2012 Yvonne Brownsea