13 little things that can make a man FALL hard for you. Literally.

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Forget the Glamour list, if you want a guy to take notice, here are 13 ideas to make sure he literally only falls hard for you…*

1. Push him over.

2. Trip him up as you walk down the street.

3. Throw a banana peel in front of him when he’s not looking and let his feet do the rest.

4. Slightly nudge him as he walks down the stairs. If he breaks something he’ll never forget it was you. Aw.

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5. Do a trust exercise and tell him to close his eyes and fall back into your arms. But don’t catch him.

6. If you’re sat next to him at dinner, pull his chair out when he stands up to reach the salt.

7. Crouch down on the floor in front of the bathroom door…

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Feeling grateful

People will always tell you there are others worse of than you. That’s true. But when you’re dealing with an illness that can’t be seen, sometimes that’s just hard to believe. I for one, however crap I feel inside and can’t pull myself out of bed, or spend time around others who are sulky or negative, still try to give my best, but it means pushing myself to hard and then everything feels like a complete disaster when 9 times out of 10 it isn’t.

I get so frustrated these days if things aren’t clean, it drives me up the wall, yes I’m not perfect and I make a mess, but in recent months I have been working on that and at home, my bedroom now feels so alien because it s a perfect order, yet I love it. Even the living room is nearly in order.

Today a gentleman who was blind came to order some prints. He told me he would have to describe them for him and although he had been made aware that some were of poor quality he still wanted them. He was accompanied by his guide dog, Gypsy, a cross between a german shepherd and a Labrador, and she was the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen, and she sat so patiently for him. He told me he regularly went diving and wanted some prints. When he returned he thanked me again for being patient.

I am not the most patient person, a lot of people can tell you that. But what got me was he didn’t judge me for being female, he didn’t judge me for my looks obviously and he trusted me deal with his order.

it always makes me wonder how I would deal with a loss of my sight or hearing, like last week after going swimming for the first time in years and I couldn’t hear properly for  week. I think the thing that scares me most at the moment though is my memory. and forgetting what I’m doing or trying to read a book and still be on the same few pages an hour later. But in the end, I have my health, I am able to work without problems and I have an ability to be creative, when  I’m in the mood for it, hence project Helen, I’m trying to get myself motivated the best I can in the situation I’m in now.

So next time you feel low, it’s ok, just ride it out let it pass, but make sure others are aware so they don’t start treating you differently and all will be right with the world again.

Thank you for reading

xxx

My ABC’s

There’s a post going round on Facebook, and i found it quite interesting so thought I would share it on here

My ABC’s

A- Age: 35
B- Biggest Fear: spiders
C- Current Time: 11:45
D- Drink you last had; coffee of course
E- Easiest Person To Talk to: Kirsty
F- Favorite Song: Iris by goo goo dolls
G- Grossest Memory: throwing up at school
H- Hometown: Good question – at present Leeds but spennymoor i think
I- In love with: chocolate
J- Jealous Of: brainy people
K- Killed Someone? No
L- Longest Relationship: 9 years
M- Middle Name: Louise
N- Number of Siblings:1.5
O- One Wish: To cure my depression
P- Person who you last called:Jane
Q- Question you’re always asked: Are you two related?
R- Reason to smile: I’m in a job I love and have a good support group and oh book club of course
S- Song last sang: spirit in the sky (in a fashion)
T- Time you woke up: 5:30am
U- Underwear Color: black
V- Vacation Destination: Mum’s
W- Worst Habit: being stubborn
X- Xrays you’ve had:none
Y- Your favorite food: Cake
Z- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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Finally someone has remade Friends…with puppies

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It has finally happened. Friends has been retold through the medium of puppies.

Buzzfeed have made everyone’s dreams come true by creating a shot-for-shot remake of the Friends opening using six of the most gorgeous little fluffballs there are.

The meticulous casting process was done with the aid of Pet Rescue New York, a non-profit organisation in the Big Apple that aims to help homeless, abandoned and neglected cats and dogs and to rehome them. And make them Hollywood superstars of course.

Each of the new cast has their own befitting character name. There’s Jenni-FUR Aniston, David Sniffer and Lisa Chew-drow. Well, almost all of them. Matthew Perry gets a bit of a special mention. And despite their young ages they definitely know how to work a camera.

Of course with any TV production there’s a healthy amount of bloopers and outtakes, and these little stars weren’t immune to…

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The Psychology Of Notifications

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s Note: Ximena Vengoechea is a design researcher at Twitter, and Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products.

In his famed experiments, Ivan Pavlov trained his dogs to associate mealtime with the ring of a bell. Pavlov found he could elicit an involuntary physical response in his dogs with a simple jingle. Every time his bell rang, the dogs began to salivate. Today, the beeps, buzzes, rings, flags, pushes and pings blasting from our phones prompt a similar response. They are the Pavlovian bell of the 21st century, and they get us to check our tech incessantly.

However, as powerful as these cues are, people are not drooling dogs. Your product’s users can easily uninstall or turn off notifications that annoy them.

What makes an effective trigger? How can you be sure that the notifications you’re sending are welcome and lead to higher engagement…

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It’s all about me

Today I decided I needed to sort myself out, spend some time with me. I woke up at 6am and stayed in bed until 9:30 drifting in and out of sleep. I had recently bought an offer for swimming sessions and decided today would be the day I go try and swim. I managed about half an hour of trying to do a mixture of front and back stroke  and not sinking. I found I couldn’t swim to much on my front as it hurt my back but that’s something to work on.

I then came home, dropped stuff off to go to the library to pick up a reserved book and before I got through the door the librarian was getting it out the cupboard for me. After that it was a coffee at home a quick shower, before the first load of washing on and then to tackle the attic. I have cleared loads out from the house today and given it a good clean. Cleaning is my therapy and hopefully, I will get stronger at swimming and then I can think about running again as my knee will be stronger and I won’t feel so unfit or fat.

So today I have got loads done i just need to finish off with a soak in the tub as everything is now aching. I advise everyone to take a day out and do what you need to do and not because you have to.

Thank you for reading

xxx

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Awesome great-gran sneaks out of care home to get first tattoo – at the age of 79

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PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: Sadie Sellers, 79, who escaped her care home to get a tattoo on her arm) A rebellious great-grandmother left her son stunned when he discovered she was missing from her care home having fled unannounced to get her first tattoo ñ at the age of 79. Tony Sellers said he baffled when he arrived for his daily visit to see mum Sadie, only to discover an empty wheelchair in her room. But the thrill-seeking granny-of-11 had nipped out with her zimmer frame to get inked alongside her granddaughter Samantha in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. And when Sadie was asked what her family would think of the tattoo,  the retired civil servant left Studio Seventy-Six customers stunned when she retorted ëI don't f***ing careí. SEE MERCURY COPY Sexy Sadie – she broke all the rules (Picture: Mercury)

When we grow up we want to be like Sadie Sellers.

The rebel-gran managed to sneak out of her care home in Derry, Northern Ireland to get her first tattoo – at the age of 79.

Son Tony, 57, arrived for his daily visit to see his elderly mum this week, only to find the wheelchair in her room empty.

He later tracked her down to the Studio Seventy-Six tattoo parlour.

She’d nipped into town to get a tattoo with her granddaughter Samantha.

PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: Sadie Sellers, 79, who escaped her care home to get a tattoo on her arm) A rebellious great-grandmother left her son stunned when he discovered she was missing from her care home having fled unannounced to get her first tattoo ñ at the age of 79. Tony Sellers said he baffled when he arrived for his daily visit to see mum Sadie, only to discover an empty wheelchair in her room. But the thrill-seeking granny-of-11 had nipped out with her zimmer frame to get inked alongside her granddaughter Samantha in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. And when Sadie was asked what her family would think of the tattoo,  the retired civil servant left Studio Seventy-Six customers stunned when she retorted ëI don't f***ing careí. SEE MERCURY COPY Sadie kept it classy with a simple heart design (Picture: Mercury)

Sadie opted for a subtle heart design on her left arm and, when asked by tattoo artists what her family would make of her new body art, she replied ‘ I don’t f***ing care’.

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Tony…

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