Help Grandpa

 

“A few years ago Grandpa had to go into a home. It’s such a sad horrible thing that happens to many of us but he needed full-time care. We all pitched in to help clean up his family home after he left. I was lucky enough to find the box of slides in the cupboard and have been talking about them ever since. I got the slides scanned and took them down to show him in the hope of some of those special Grandpa stories. And to give him more to talk about than catheter bags and who gave him a shower that day. He was happy to see them but he couldn’t remember where any of the locations were. He appreciated that I liked them but never really believed that the photos are something special. He never saw himself as a great Photographer. With everyone’s help I’m hoping to prove that wrong.”

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“This site has 100 of the best slides that were found in that cupboard. I have included some of the family slides, mainly as many of those are great. The hope is simply that people will appreciate them and share them making him, if only in my book, great at one more thing. Please email if you recognise any of the locations in the photos. Everything will be mapped and with the help of Google Maps/streetview I’m sure we’ll find most of them. Also, It would be great to see what these places look like today. If you live near any of the locations please take a picture of the same spot and it will be featured on the site. Thanks for taking the time to look through the photos and please send them around.

Thank You.”

Go to Grandpas Photos to see if you can help out!

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ECO FRIENDLY HOUSEPLANTS THAT AID MANKIND

The 3 most toxic household pollutants that are a cause of concern are

  • Formaldehyde
  • Benzene
  • Trichloroethylene

Given below is a list of the eco friendly houseplants that aid mankind

  • Bamboo Palm: According to research conducted by NASA, the bamboo palm when grown at home removes formaldehyde content from the air indoors. It also acts as a natural humidifier.
  • Snake Plant: NASA has researched that the Snake plant absorbs formaldehyde and nitrogen oxide too.
  • Areca Palm: is a very good air purifying plant and is recommended for keeping the air generally clean.
  • Spider Plant: This is a good indoor plant for eliminating carbon monoxide traces and other impurities and toxins too. NASA deems this plant as one of the best for getting rid of the household formaldehyde content from the air.
  • Peace Lily: Peace lilies often placed in the laundry rooms and bathrooms are the best “clean-all” plants. They’re well known for eradicating the mold spores in addition to trichloroethylene and formaldehyde traces.
  •  Gerbera Daisy: A popular houseplant bearing beautiful flowers, this plant and its gorgeous flowers help to remove the toxic benzene content from indoor air. They even have an effect on our sleep pattern by bringing indoors more oxygen and decreasing carbon monoxide during night times.

    Source: Urbandexterous 

How to turn a bad day into a great day!

Some days everything is just plain wrong! Maybe you feel really alone? Or like you hate everyone you see? Whatever the reason (there might be none!) Here are some of our tips to make your day better!

– Smile! This might seem stupid at the time, but walking around with a smile on your face often makes you feel happy! You are “tricking your brain into thinking that you are really happy…” (hehe) try it! (And it makes the people around you happier!.. just saying)

– Wear something pretty! It’s hard to feel really bad when you feel pretty ( I think..) so put on your favorite shirt/dress/skirt and work it! And if you already left your house just put on some red lipstick! It’s daring and it really changes your look! (And it makes you look a bit french… and french people always look good!)

– Go shopping! Yeah this might not be the best idea… I don’t know how you work (If you are one of those people who tend to by expensive thing while in a bad mood then don’t do this!) When I feel bad I by makeup.. or anything I can by without trying on.. I would never by pants or a shirt.. Last week I bought a sweater (Which I have been wearing almost every day.. just saying.. good by!!)…

– Talk to someone! We all have someone in our life’s who can make our day better, and talking really helps. You don’t have to talk about what you are feeling, ask the other person to tell you about his/her day. Talking to someone makes you feel less alone, and it’s nice to have someone who listens. (And if no one answers their phone it’s not because they hate you it’s because they are busy! I promise)

– Listen to music! Listening to music can change your mindset in an instant! My go to songs when I’m sad are Destiny’s Child – Survivor, Britney Spears – Baby One More Time and Brandon and Leah – Life Happens

(I really wanted to put the video here bu I didn’t get how you do that so you get the picture..)

And if nothing works go home and watch a movie (preferably on that makes you cry.. ps I love you or pride and prejudice) eat ice cream, drink tea and cry!!!
What are your tips and tricks??

What to do when you don’t know what to do!

Right now I’m in a stage of my life where I have to make one of the biggest decisions of my life (that’s what it feels like), where I’m going to spent the coming three years and what I’m going to do! So in my bewilderment I did what any sane person would do, I turned to google!

After typing in what to do when you don’t know what to do in the search column I found this amazing article with simple steps to make everything clearer…

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Here they are:

  1. Forget about the ultimate outcome. The truth is that I probably have less control over the outcome than I think. I can undoubtedly influence it, but I can’t control it. Besides, before I ever get to the final destination, many of the variables will change. Projects and deals have a way of unfolding over time. There will be problems—and resources—I can’t see now.
  2. Instead, focus on the next right action. Since worrying about the outcome is unproductive, I try to think about the next actions that will move the project forward. This is far more accessible that something in the distant future. For example, as an author, I can worry about whether or not my book will become a bestseller or I can make sure that I am fully prepped for the interview I have scheduled today.
  3. And do something now! This is key. Something is better than nothing. Too often, we think that we have to have clarity about how it will all turn out. In my experience, I rarely have this. But, as I move toward the destination, making course corrections as necessary, I experience clarity. Therefore, it is important to get off the sidelines and into the game.

So if you are in a situation where you feel overwhelmed and don’t know what course to take, just do the next right thing.

 

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Tuesday´s to do list!

I´m sorry you have to read all my to do lists, but I’m going to keep in posting them here so I actually do what’s on them.

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(I need one of these!)

to make this post more fun to read I put cleaning-inspirational/tips/motivation/… pictures in it…

So today is my “spring-cleaning-laundry-workout-day“! ( yeah I know it’s summer but….) my laundry basket is overflowing, I have spiderwebs in my bedroom (!!!!!! how did that happen… I was only gone for one week?), all the windows need cleaning (not that I want to look out of them… it’s not really that nice outside today..)

 

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I know I said that jogging isn’t my thing, but I need to by a new gym card and with my constant lack of money that’s never going to happen. So I decided that the most student-friendly (economic…) way to exercise was jogging! (I hate it!)

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gaah have have to star now.. but first lunch!

 

Hair Problems

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Good Morning!

So I have this problem, in September I decided to cut my hair of in a pixie cut a la Carey Mulligan. Which I’ve had since then, it’s really nice and I like it. You can dress really girly without over doing it when you have short hair! And it’s super practical, it always looks good (almost…). But I sometimes want to have long hair again, you can only do so much with short hair…  But I’m dreading the “letting my pixie cut grow out” phase. The thing with a pixie cut is that it looks great while you have it short, but when you let it get just a couple of cm to long you start looking like a teenage boy! You know? The long floppy hair that just doesn’t look good?

So should I:

– Keep it short over the summer and let it grow out next winter when I can wear a hat with out looking weard?

– Let it grow long during the summer, all my friends are gone anyway! I’m just going to work so it doesn’t really matter what I look like!

– Keep it short

Help me please!

/Lotte