Would I Rather?

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Would you Rather TAG

So, I hit a wall. Stuck for blog inspiration for this post. I had all the others written and ready to go, but not this one.

As a last resort I jumped online to search for ideas, and this is what I decided to do.

To give you a little insight into how my little ol’ brain works, I thought I’d do a generic ‘Would you Rather Tag’


A Day at London Aquarium

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Puns at the London Aquarium (Pundon Aquarium?)

My little sister seems to be the centre point around a few of my recent posts. But I suppose as she has just turned  the big 21 we’ve all been doing a whole lotta celebrating. Obvs I took her to Go Ape (read all about that here), and to try and compete, my parents decided to take us both to the London Aquarium. We live literally an hour outside of London, and have never been, it was definitely something that needed to be rectified.


My mum also treated my sister to a weekend away in London, filled to the brim with shopping and pampering and general relaxation. I’m not jealous one little bit…

Go Ape

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My Go Ape Tree Top Adventure.


My Lovely little sister turned 21 earlier this summer, and I had no damn clue what to get her. What do you get the girl who doesn’t want anything? Nothing, and as much as I wanted to do that, I couldn’t. So I asked her, do you want a thing or a day out. She opted for day out and decided on Go Ape.


We’ve been a couple of times before, so knew it was definitely a worthwhile trip for us. So this Sunday, we packed up our trainers and packed lunches and hit the road.


Leeds Castle is only an hour away from us, so by leaving at 1.30, we were sure to get there well before our allocated time slot of 3.30… that is of course, if I knew how to follow simple driving instructions, like what turn off to take on the M25. In my defence, we all know about my failings on the M25, it should have been expected.


So after a 35 minute detour, we arrived with 30 minutes to spare, which was enough time to find the loo, get harnessed up, crack a few terrible jokes and read through the safety manual.


When I booked the tickets, there was no one else booked on at that time, when we got there however it was a full damn class. Fortunately, the instructor starting us all off on our adventure, noticed me and my sister as the smallest group and set us off first, which was fabulous until we caught up with the group of 9 from the time slot before ours. They literally took sooooo long to get through any obstacle. But we didn’t let that spoil our fun.


For those of you who haven’t been to Go Ape, there are 5 zones, all increasing in difficulty. Zone 1 is the baby, training, dipping your toe in Zone. Easy peasy. There’s a rope ladder, a few various crossings, a Tarzan swing and a zip wire, all fairly low to the ground.


As you progress through the zones, they get higher into the trees and more and more difficult.


I gave my sister the choice, would you rather go first or second. She chose first, so she could ’Show me how it’s done.’ And show me she did, except on the ring crossing, that’s my jam and I freaking nailed it. No one is taking that away from me!


When it came to the zip wires though, that girl knows how to zip! Her undefeated reign of landing every single zip wire was still intact at the end of the day, while I had taken home half of their woodchip in my knickers/socks and hair. I’m not the most graceful, let’s put it that way, especially when I’m being dragged along the end of the zip wire landing because my legs just down right gave up on impact.


I’ll admit that while completing Go Ape, I didn’t look my best, in black gym leggings that show off every lump and bump, my grey ‘Introvert’ tee and grey trainers, all the while modelling what I am sure is to be a beautiful camel toe after chucking myself off the Tarzan Swing and inadvertently being wedgied to high hell by the harness, sexy AF, amiright?


At the end of the day, we were awarded certificates, proving our completion of the Tree Top Adventure – definitely my most valued certificate, forget those AAT ones that cost me near enough £2000, I’m a god damn warrior when it comes to Go Ape!


I did manage to borrow my friends GoPro and chest harness (adding to my overall stunning look) to try to capture the day. I haven’t looked at the footage, but if it’s any good, and you’d like to see, leave a comment on this post telling me! 🙂  Be warned, I think there are a lot of unflattering angles and funny faces, and if it picked up sound, quite possibly me talking about how unfit I am, how unhappy my armpits are and how much I need a wee. Totes ladylike!

Whole heartedly recommend you book your adventure now, if you haven’t been before… or even if you have!


Nicole x

73 Questions Tag… with 72 Questions.

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Good Afternoon Lovelies

I saw this tag on saturdayonwednesday and loved it so much I wanted to do it for myself. Hope you enjoy!

  1. Were you named after anyone?
    The lady from the Renault advert… ‘Nicole? Papa?’
  2. If you had one superpower what would it be?
    I legit want to freeze time, Bernards watch style.
  3. Do you like your handwriting?
    For the 1st 2 lines, yes. After that, god no.
  4. What is your favourite lunch?
    Right now, beetroot, and goats cheese salad.
  5. Instagram or twitter?
    Instagram 100%
  6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
    Fo’ Sho’. I’m a hoot.
  7. Do you bake?
    Yes, this is also why I would be friends with me.
  8. Do you like flying?
  9. Would you bungee jump?
    Why not.
  10. What is your favourite cereal?
    Loving a bit of Shreddies right now.
  11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
    Nooo. My mum will tell you I ruin all of my laceup shoes by forcing them on and off my feet without undoing them
  12. Do you think you’re strong?
  13. What is your favourite ice cream?
    Ben and Jerry’s Peanut butter cups.
  14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
    Eyes, Teeth and posture.
  15. Red or pink?
    Pink, no Red, no Pink. Depends on the day you ask. Today, Pink.
  16. What is the least favourite thing about yourself?
    My prematurely aged bones click, click, clicking at any movement.
  17. Who do you miss the most?
    The days of no responsibility.
  18. What was the last book you read because everyone was reading it?
    The Single Girls to do List by Lindsey Kelk, for the umpteenth time.
  19. What film made you cry the most?
    Only bloody Watership Down.
  20. What was the last thing you ate?
    A shortbread biscuit, Shhh don’t tell my PT.
  21. What are you listening to right now?
    The kettle boiling, nearly time for a lovely cuppa.
  22. If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
    What a question. Yellow.
  23. Favourite smell?
    The rain, or seaside doughnuts.
  24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
    The mortgage lady.
  25. Mountain hideaway or beach house?
    I’ll take a mountain hideaway on a mountain by the beach.
  26. Favourite sport to watch?
    Show Jumping.
  27. Hair colour?
    Brunette and Blonde
  28. Eye colour?
  29. Puppies or kittens?
  30. Favourite food?
  31. Scary film or happy endings?
    Scary all the way!
  32. Last film you watched?
    Suicide Squad.
  33. What book are you reading now?
    I am re-reading and loving Sylvia Day’s Crossfire series.
  34. Summer or winter?
    Winter in Summer and Summer in Winter. Always wanting what I can’t have.
  35. Hugs or kisses?
  36. Favourite dessert?
    Chocolate Brownie!
  37. Favourite room in your house?
    My lounge
  38. How long have you been on Facebook?
    About 8 years.
  39. What is your favourite country to visit?
  40. What was the last country you visited?
  41. Favourite sound?
  42. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?
    Rolling Stones, definitely.
  43. What is the farthest you have been from home?
    New England
  44. Do you have a special talent?
    I have zero talents
  45. Where were you born?
  46. Where are you living now?
    Still Essex, just 15 minutes further down the road.
  47. Favourite Hitchcock movie?
    Psycho, obvs.
  48. What book have you read again and again?
    Harry Potter, all of them.
  49. Favourite TV series that’s on now?
    I was loving Agatha Raisin but that’s finished now 😦
  50. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
  51. What’s your favourite drink?
    Tea, strong white with one sweetener (and a rich tea on the side).
  52. Jogging or swimming?
  53. What was the first film you saw at the cinema?
    I can barely remember the last film I saw at the cinema, and that was this week.
  54. Heels or flats?
    Heels (emergency flats in handbag though!)
  55. Least favourite food?
  56. Bath or shower?
  57. Iphone or android?
  58. Favourite band? Right now?
    The Killers.
  59. Favourite solo artist?
    Again, right now? Justin Bieber. Don’t hate.
  60. Dolphins or Koala’s?
    Dolphins. Don’t Koala’s have STDs?
  61. Best way to decompress?
    Writing, baking or walking to the beach.
  62. Best gift you’ve ever received?
    My sense of humour.
  63. Best gift you’ve ever given?
    My time…
  64. Favourite fruit?
  65. What was your first pet?
  66. Favourite board game?
  67. How do you have your coffee?
    Starbucks order: Skinny Caramel Machiato
    At home: White with 2 sugars.
  68. Best invention?
    From a girls point of view… concealer, cos girl you know I did not wake up like this.
    In general, I think the internet.
  69. Diamonds or pearls?
    Diamonds, please, on my ring finger? Yes. Thank you.
  70. Blow dry or air dry?
    Blow dry
  71. Cheap or expensive shampoo?
    Expensive, you get what you pay for.
  72. How difficult was it to answer these questions?
    Not too bad thanks!

Pretty sure this was supposed to be 73 questions long? Unless I can’t count (which is likely) there only appear to be 72 questions.

Y’know what, I’mma leave it like this.

Would love to see your answers (to these and the other question I’ve mysteriously not copied?!) link your posts in the comments!



Nicole x

The Great Tinder Scavenger Hunt 2016

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I’ve been on and off tinder in total 2 years now. At the beginning I was timid and didn’t know how to react to vulgar comments from these strange men. I didn’t appreciate being accosted by a man I didn’t know, and I certainly didn’t feel confident enough to actually meet with these alien beings.


Now, look at me, I’m tindering like a pro. I get called derogatory names on a semi daily basis, and I dish out curt and in my opinion hilarious remarks almost as frequently.


But now, guys and girls of tinder, I implore you to take note of these odd bods that grace your smartphone screen, and join me in the great Tinder Scavenger Hunt of 2016.


Here is the Scavenger Hunt list: (don’t worry, they range in difficulty)

Easy Level:

1. No Photo Profile

2. Only has a group photo

3. Faceless photo – body shot

4. Opens conversation with demand for sexual activity

5. Married/ In a relationship – openly admits it

6. Wants to Whatsapp/KiK immediately

7. Cheesy chat up line (Bonus points for Harry Potter related ones 😉 )

8. Asks for nudes

9. Selfie with a Tiger

10. Being invited to some variation of ‘Netflix and Chill’


11. Is only looking for sex

12. Thinks he or she is the new Christian Grey (dom/sub situation requested)

13. Someone you genuinely know (offline) – (Bonus points if they match with you )

14. All photos are with them and a friend, and you think you’ve swiped right on the friend, not the actual person!

15. Asks you on a date, never follows through

16. Has matched with your friends, flirts with you all.

17. Profile says ‘not looking for a hook up’ – asks you for a hook up

18. Gym Selfie

19. Pouting selfie

20. A Business page


21. No photo – just image of text explaining their want for a fuck buddy.

22. Backhanded compliment

23. Profile picture with Facebook edit (i.e rainbow, football club etc)

24. Link to instagram in description

25. Phone number in description

26. Blatantly honest description of what they are looking for.

27. Reference to sexual activity in description

28. Match, then end up being thousands of miles away

29. Match, then end up stalking you. (Facebook friend requests, twitter follows, actually finding you in person etc)

30. Married/In a relationship and tries to hide it

Bonus point: Achieving a date, no matter how shit it might be!

Extra Bonus Point if you find me! haha

Let me know how many out of these you get, and if you can  think of any more!



Single in South Essex