A Day at Fota Wildlife Park

12th May 2017

How’s it shakin’ bacon?

I went to Fota on the 10th! I know I’ve a post months ago about Fota, but I couldn’t help posting another one. Fota is located on an island off the coast of Cork, Ireland. On the island is Ireland’s only wildlife park and there is also a house and gardens and there is an island resort.


I got a new camera recently. A nice swanky camera. So, going to Fota was an excellent opportunity for me to test drive the camera. I think I’m getting the hang of it. Hahaha! Aside from that, the Lions had arrived at Fota – and I was super excited about that and there was a baby giraffe!


There are so many birds at Fota (there was even a sunbathing crow). There was also quite the collection of Ostrich eggs.


The tropical house was one of my favorite areas. It was so hot in there though – I’m sure I was sweating before I left.

I really just wanted to show off the photos I’d taken on my new camera. Honestly, for a noob I think their not too bad. Maybe… kinda.

Until next time, warm hugs,



November Adventures!!!

Tuesday, 1st November 2016


How’s it shakin’ bacon?


November already! How the hell did the year go by so quickly? What happened!?! With nothing to report for the month of October I figure it’s time to delve into the discussing the goals or adventures to achieve for November 2016. As per usual there will be three. I wanted to think of something I could easily discuss in a post, with something to show for my actions. Am I gonna succeed? Probably not. *coughs* Yes, definitely! Yep, yup, yip… totally.


  1. Eat Better: Over the process of the month, I want to make better food choices, I want to eat healthier.
  2. Read More: I love reading, but I don’t spend enough time actually reading. So, that is going to have to change immediately!
  3. Exercise: Well, for any healthy lifestyle exercise is important. Very important, so I’m going to set up an exercise plan (and follow it).


Over the course of the month, I do believe we’ll see what happens. Heh. Side note, now that it’s November, I’m totally okay with thinking and/or talking about Christmas.


Until next time, warm hugs


October Adventures!!!

30th September 2016

How’s it shakin’ bacon?

It’s the end of September. 2016 is absolutely flying! But I’ve been thinking, what do I need to do this month? What sort of ‘adventures’ can I undertake? Realistically. This month there are a few things I want need to do. This year was meant to be a year of doing, a year of change and achieving things I should have done long ago. So, it hasn’t been that. But in the three months left of 2016, I can start – it’s not too late. So, with that noted, I have decided that these will be my aims for the month:

  1. Weight loss: I am forever putting off losing weight, but I can’t do that any more. Not changing things now – while I can and before things get any worse, now is the time – I need to act. So, I am going to set out a plan and a target for October.
  2. Start Driving: I haven’t driven in ages – and I need to get behind the wheel again and start driving regularly. I hope that by the end of October, that will be made a reality.
  3. Take up a sport: I want to do something fun and active. Sport is active and engaging in a sport is much more fun than passively watching it. Never thought I’d say that!


Until next time, warm hugs



Since July was a complete bust (I literally did nothing for a whole month), I’ll have to actually put some effort into what I do this month. Since I didn’t complete last months adventures, I’ve decided to make them my adventures for this month. Well, two of them anyway. So, for the record my three decided adventures for the month of August are:

  1. Visit a Museum: As I said a month ago, I’ve never been to a museum before and I really want to go to one. So, August is the time for this adventure! And I know just the place to go!
  2. Read: I love reading, but I haven’t been reading all that much over the last few months, so it’s time to change that!
  3. Start Writing a Novel: Yeah, said this before but, I know, without a doubt, that in my lifetime I want to get at least one novel published. So, this month, I intend to get that ball rolling and set aside time, every day of July to write and see how things go. Maybe by the end of the month I’ll have something significant to show for my work, because I certainly didn’t last month.


August is gonna be a great month, I feel it… in my belly! (10 points to you if you get the reference).

Until next time, warm hugs!



How’s it shakin’ bacon?


Blog number one. Yay! Party time! I’ve wanted to start writing in a blog for a long time and now I’m finally doing it, all while admittedly wondering: what am I going to blog about? Needless to say, this has been a bit of a dilemma, I have had no idea what to write about and then it occurred to me: what if I write about things I do? Therein lies the problem – I literally do nothing. Seriously! So maybe this blog can be the tool I need to motivate myself to do things I’ve never done before, or things I haven’t done in a while. All while challenging myself and doing something I’ve wanted to do for months.


If I’m to blog about things I do, then I’ll need to do things. So I got thinking: Marzia Bisognin, she has her monthly notes; 3 things she, at the beginning of each month decides to do and she vlogs her journey towards achieving those three things. What would be to stop me, or anyone else doing something similar? There are 15 days left in June, 15 days that I can use to complete three tasks.Those three tasks will be:

  1. Go to the Gym: It’s no secret – I’m obese, so this is something I need to tackle. I shall be posting updates here on a regular basis, detailing how weight loss is or is not going. Maybe this will motivate me to actually do things to lose weight.
  2. Decide what kind of Video’s I want to Upload to YouTube: I’ve been watching people like Jacksepticeye and Marzia and numerous others YouTube any chance I get. I love it! Watching these videos got me thinking: could I do that too? Before I start I need to know what kind of video I want to upload.
  3. Take a day trip Fota: While I’ve been to Fota recently, I want to go there again. It’s an amazing place to visit and a great place to spend the day with friends. So, I plan to invite a friend to go to Fota and have fun.

At the end of the month I shall post a blog detailing (hopefully with photographic evidence) that I have actually done what I set out to do!


Warm hugs,