Day 81

Today was a pretty chill day. I started with my last day of gaming for a few months. While I played well, everyone else I encountered reminded me of why I’m taking a break. It’s a good decision.

By early afternoon I wasn’t feeling very well and went back to bed to try and get some rest. It didn’t really work. Every time I dozed off I would wake abruptly, almost like I was shocked or reacting to a loud noise.

Late evening I did my French revision. I did about 20 minutes of timed levels. I’ve been enjoying the timed levels, not only because they give more points (and winning learning is fun) but because my brain seems to recall things faster when it feels like it has no other choice. My brain is the best. Check out Duolingo for all your language learning needs.

For the last minute creative stuff, I did a quick drawing of a flower garden inspired by;
30 Cool & Easy Things to Draw to Get Better at Art

I also knit some more of the gloves I started yesterday. I think I may have made a mistake though. I’ve been using the double moss stitch and even though I wrote it down and I make the row I’m working on ‘bold’ so I remember which row I’m on, I still forget what it is I’m actually doing. I fear I’ve done the same row twice.

The Weekly Happy list is set to wrap up today for hubby and I. My list was a very big creative task and took up more time than anticipated. Next week I’ll make some subtle changes but still aim for a creatively full week. It’s a great way to pass the time and feed my soul.

The last task on my Happy List is to start a new ‘challenge’. I’m still working on the photo challenge but I’d love to add one or two more challenge projects. I’ll need a little more practice before committing to a drawing or painting challenge, so I’ll start another writing challenge.


The 30 Day Blog Challenge has lots of interesting questions that will be confronting and challenging to answer. Getting to know me a little better isn’t a bad thing for me or you.

Day 1: Discus your current relationship.
I have been with my husband for 15 years in October. We were married in 2006. We have had our ups and downs but it’s a very stable relationship and I couldn’t imagine my life without his love, care and support.

I met wifey around 7 years ago in a virtual world. From the day we met, I knew she was special. She fell head over heels for me instantly. I told her I was married but it would still be possible to have a relationship. We talked everyday online for over four years before her first trip to stay with us.

Being in a three way relationship hasn’t been easy for any of us. I don’t think any of us really knew what to expect or how to act and react. The one constant has been that we consider ourselves a family and we’re determined to make this relationship work. Wifey is planning her 5th trip down under. We’re both looking forward to her being home.

Every trip we feel more like a family and it’s an incredible feeling. I feel truly blessed that I am loved by two amazing people and I have the chance to make two amazing people feel loved.


This is the second half of the ‘Dig a Little Deeper’ questions.

  1. What was your favourite book as a child? I can’t name any one book in particular but I loved when my mum would read me Dr Seuss books.
  2. Do you like your cereal crunchy or soggy? Crunchy. I usually only have a little bit of milk just to be on the safe side.
  3. What would you like your legacy to be? I hope that I could inspire someone to be creative or to improve their life in some way.
  4. Do you like reading? What was the last thing you read? I really don’t like reading but I think I’ve already mentioned that. The last thing I read was this list of questions about 47 times when I realised I’d missed a question and couldn’t work out which.
  5. How do you show someone you love them? I care about and care for them.
  6. Do you like ice in your drinks? In summer, I like a lot of ice in my drinks. In winter, one or two cubes is good.
  7. What are you afraid of? Everything. The question would require less of an answer if it asked what aren’t I afraid of. I am afraid of everything from wildlife, to people, things outside, things inside and ghosts.
  8. What is your favourite scent? Garlic and onions frying. Granted, I’m not going to wear that as perfume but I so very rarely wear perfume, I don’t have one I can name off the top of my head. I spend more time sniffing food than myself.
  9. Do you address older people by their first or last name? By their first name. The only old people I talk to are related and they don’t mind me using their first name.
  10. If money was not a factor, how would you live your life? On a yearly basis I’d; cruise for 3 months, live in Akaroa for 3 months, live in France for 3 months and spend the last 3 months of the year….wherever I felt like at the time. Plus cocktails, lots of cocktails.
  11. Do you prefer swimming in pools or in the ocean? I love swimming in the ocean more than a pool but I hate sand, so I’d prefer a swimming pool. Although a swimming pool fed by ocean water would work.
  12. What would you do if you found $50 on the ground? Slip it into my pocket, make shifty eyes and feel conflicted over keeping it vs finding the owner. Then I’d most likely find the owner.
  13. Have you ever seen a shooting star? Did you make a wish? I can’t be sure. I’ve either made wishes over shooting stars or glorious air planes.
  14. What is one thing you would want to teach your children? To be kind to people. Life isn’t going to improve if we can’t, at the very least, be kind to each other.
  15. If you had to have a tattoo, what would it be and where would you get it? I would love lots of tattoos. I’d love something ocean related, music related, pin up related and a piece based on my favourite locket.
  16. What can you hear right now? The TV show ‘Hoarders’.
  17. Where do you feel the safest? I don’t feel safe anywhere. The only place I feel comfortable is in my home but I still don’t feel safe.
  18. What is one thing you want to overcome/conquer? All my fears and issues. It’s going to take some time. I’ve spent 37 years building them and sometimes it feels like I’ll spend the next 37 years fixing them.
  19. If you could travel back to any era, which would you choose? I feel like I would have fit in best between the 50s and late 60s.
  20. What is your most used emoji? I don’t use emojis. They’re horrible little things. If you think about it, we’re just one step away from becoming cavemen (people) seeing people would rather express themselves with drawings on walls instead of words.
  21. What is your favourite season? Why? I used to think Winter was and maybe it still is but while I’m sat huddled under robe and blanket, I think spring would be most welcome. I enjoy 20 degree days with a nice breeze.
  22. How would you spend your ideal day? Surrounded by my family, eating a delicious cheese platter and indulging in arts, crafts and music.
  23. Describe yourself using one word: Trying.
  24. What do you regret the most? The person I’ve become.
  25. Invent your own word. What does it mean? Deliciyum: Something slightly more yum than delicious.

Thanks for sticking this post out. If you read the madness, you’re good people.

Tilly.

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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

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