Wednesday, 25 November 2015

4 weeks to Christmas! That means 10 days off for me!

It's EXACTLY one month to Christmas day!!


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And last night (Tuesday 24th November 2015) I went to the Christmas Market! It was so cold out!


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Thursday, 19 November 2015

The Hallowed Red cup of Starbucks

So I 1st heard or better still seen of this #StarbucksRedCup fiasco on my Twitter, so I decided to go and purchase my very own red cup! So here is me drinking from that red cup that Christians are so offended! Totally stupid! Clearly the Christians felt they were being targeted by Starbucks. Basically playing "victim"! I went for the Toffee Nut Latte! It was really nice!


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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Luxury LUSH PUD 2015

I finally got my hands on the Luxury LUSH PUD! I obviously took some videos off it! Be a waste not to!⤵︎

 


 Here's some photographs of the bath bomb!⤵︎

My vine on the bath bomb!⤵︎

Monday, 20 July 2015

My 4 sunflowers in progress

This year I decided to plant my very 1st sunflower. I was unsure what quantity of sunflower seeds I'd get when I bought this grow your own sunflower kit for £6.00 from Urban Outfitters in Belfast! At the start I had 5 successful baby sunflowers, but a slug got to one of them! I have them growing in my greenhouse. So here's the kit. As you can see it came in a paper bag with a silver foil lining and complete with soil and obviously the seeds!




This's what it was like when I opened the kit: 


On the 12th July 2015 I finally seen the 1st showing of the sunflowers!


They kept growing:

Their leaves got wider:

I then had to transplant them into their own spaces as i felt they were getting a bit too big for that small space. As you can see I added some slug pellets to avoid the repeat of the slugs!


Here is the latest photograph of them, they're still growing strong and no slugs to be seen!


I checked up on them today!⤵
Here is the most recent photo of the sunflowers, this is a close up of the tallest one. If you look real closely you can see the 3rd set of leaves starting to show. Hopefully in a few days time they will showing more. ⤵

I've noticed that the 3rd set of leaves have grown more! You can notice them even more from yesterday (Wednesday 22nd July 2015)⤵

My sunflowers have grown a lot, their leaves have grown bigger! The smaller ones are getting bigger and are starting to get their 3rd set of leaves!⤵
Today I spotted these small holes on one of the leaves on the biggest seedling. I discovered this last night (Tuesday 28th July 2015), I then made up a mixture of soap and water and sprayed a light layer onto all my seedlings to make sure no bugs would attempt eating. When I checked on them after I came home from work the holes hadn't got any bigger! ⤵
I decided to take a screenshot of my progress video, these are my baby sunflowers at two different stages, as you can see they've grown quite a bit!⤵ So here's the video! From seed to flower! ⤵

Monday, 6 July 2015

I got to feed some Rainbow lorikeets!!

Over the holidays I went to Bristol Zoo on Tuesday 23rd June 2015, I was meaning to go during my Easter holidays, but didn't have time. So I made sure I went this time round! As always I took a video, naturally!


  Here's a bit about them:

 The rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) is a species of parrot found in Australia. It is common along the eastern seaboard, from northern Queensland to South Australia and Tasmania. Its habitat is rainforest, coastal bush and woodland areas. Several taxa traditionally listed as subspecies of the rainbow lorikeet are now treated as separate species (see Taxonomy). Rainbow lorikeets have been introduced to Perth, Western Australia, Auckland, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Rainbow lorikeets are true parrots, within the Psittacoidea superfamily in the order Psittaciformes.

 The rainbow lorikeet has often included the red-collared lorikeet (T. rubritorquis) as a subspecies, but today most major authorities consider it separate. Additionally, a review in 1997 led to the recommendation of splitting off some of the most distinctive taxa from the Lesser Sundas as separate species, these being the scarlet-breasted lorikeet (T. forsteni), the marigold lorikeet (T. capistratus) and the Flores Lorikeet (T. weberi). This is increasingly followed by major authorities. The rainbow lorikeet is a medium-sized parrot, with the length ranging from 25 to 30 cm (9.8–11.8 in), including the tail. The weight varies from 75 to 157 g (2.6–5.5 oz).

The plumage of the nominate race, as with all subspecies, is very bright. The head is deep blue with a greenish-yellow nuchal collar, and the rest of the upper parts (wings, back and tail) are deep green. The chest is red with blue-black barring. The belly is deep green, and the thighs and rump are yellow with deep green barring. In flight a yellow wing-bar contrasts clearly with the red underwing coverts. There is little to visually distinguish between the sexes; however, to a keen observer of their colouring and behaviour, their dimorphism is readily apparent. Juveniles have a black beak, which gradually brightens to orange in the adults.

 The markings of the best known subspecies T. h. moluccanus resemble those of the nominate race, but with a blue belly and a more orange breast with little or no blue-black barring. Other subspecies largely resemble either the nominate race or T. h. moluccanus, or are intermediate between them. Two exceptions are T. h. flavicans and T. h. rosenbergii. In the rather variable T. h. flavicans the green of some individuals is dull, almost olivaceous, but in others the green hue approaches that typical of the rainbow lorikeet. T. h. rosenbergii is highly distinctive and several features separates it from all other subspecies: Its wing-bars are deep orange (not contrasting clearly with the red underwing coverts in flight), the entire nape is yellow bordered by a narrow red band and the dark blue barring to the red chest is very broad.


It's only natural that I take a selfie with one of the Lorikeets!!

 Unlike the eclectus parrot, rainbow lorikeets do not have any immediately discernible dimorphic traits. Upon closer observation of their colouring, size and behaviour however, it is possible to determine the sex of a rainbow lorikeet. This process is made easier when one observes them in pairs; however the general rules are that a male will have a greater concentration of dark orange on his breast as opposed to the more pronounced bleeding of yellow into orange of a female. The male will also be more robust across the breast and traditionally have a thicker, more square head whilst the female sports a more rounded visage. When feeding in a flock during breeding season, the male will often puff up and produce a threatening display, hopping around his partner as she feeds and ensuring that competitors for food do not interrupt her ingestion of food. Rainbow lorikeets are monogamous and pair for life. To the casual observer, there is no discernible difference in terms of the sexes, however with continual observation of the species whilst in flock behaviour, the dimorphism becomes apparent.

Rainbow lorikeets often travel together in pairs and occasionally respond to calls to fly as a flock, then disperse again into pairs. Rainbow lorikeet pairs defend their feeding and nesting areas aggressively against other rainbow lorikeets and other bird species. They chase off not only smaller birds such as the noisy miner, but also larger and more powerful birds such as the Australian magpie. 

In Australia, breeding usually occurs during spring (September to December), but can vary from region to region with changes in food availability and climate. Nesting sites are variable and can include hollows of tall trees such as eucalypts, palm trunks, or overhanging rock.One population in the Admiralty Islands nests in holes in the ground on predator-free islets. Pairs sometimes nest in the same tree with other rainbow lorikeet pairs, or other bird species.

The clutch size is between one and three eggs, which are incubated for around 25 days. Incubation duties are carried out by the female alone. Rainbow lorikeets feed mainly on fruit, pollen and nectar, and possess a tongue adapted especially for their particular diet. The end of the tongue is equipped with a papillate appendage adapted to gathering pollen and nectar from flowers. Nectar from eucalyptus is important in Australia, other important nectar sources are Pittosporum, Grevillea, Spathodea campanulata (African tulip-tree), and Metroxylon sagu (sago palm).In Melanesia coconuts are very important food sources, and rainbow lorikeets are important pollinators of these. They also consume the fruits of Ficus, Trema, Muntingia, as well as papaya and mangoes already opened by fruit bats. They also eat crops such as apples, and will raid maize and sorghum.They are also frequent visitors at bird feeders placed in gardens, which supply store-bought nectar, sunflower seeds, and fruits such as apples, grapes and pears.

Friday, 19 June 2015

OMG there's spider legs in my bath!!

In-fact it's not spider legs at all! It's seaweed. I bought the Big Blue from LUSH! At 1st I thought the seaweed would've been hard and prickly; Thankfully they were soft and didn't feel them. Here's a demo that I made.


 


 Here's a close-up of one of the seaweed strands!


Then here's what my bath looked like when all the strands settled after I recorded my video!

The smell of this really fresh and almost a powdery smell.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Beyond The Veil

I was at the Beyond The Veil exhibition today! Here's some photographs that I took. This is some of the overview of the exhibition:


Eve: In Her Shoes >
Flowers are emblems of both life and death. Their beauty is also fragile. The contrasts of fresh grass and silk flowers mirror the contrasts of Eve's life. From her unspoilt beauty as she walks in the garden with her God, to the pain of separation from him, Eve's journey is one that takes her from the abundance of life to the pain of death.
Sarah: This Is Faith >
Sarah's faith and reliance on God grew slowly. Like a tree, it silently put down its roots. While there were seasons of decay when despair and darkness attacked Sarah , she became a truly great woman of faith, However, she was not born with faith and she did not earn it. It took years for it to take root and grow in her heart as God revealed his faithfulness to her. Sarah knew the proof of God's promises.
Hagar: The God Who Sees Me >
There is no place that God cannot see, no action he does not discern and no heart he has not searched. We are reminded of his characteristic of God - His all-seeing ways - through the 'eyes' of the peacock feathers.
Leah & Rachel: Longing For Love >
This contrasts between the patriarchal society of biblical woman and that of Northern Irish woman today can seem stark and remote. The image of a modern wedding dress, exhibited alongside a 200 year old traditional Yemenite dress that most likely originated from Bethlehem, reminds us of changing fashion trends and cultural differences. As we share in the hurts and pain of mothers, sisters, daughters and friends, we see glimpses of the Leahs and Rachels of this world.
Miriam: Songs of Praise >
Down the annals of time, women have used different words, different instruments and different voices as they step out to dance and sing songs of the bible praise, in thanks, honour, adoration and love. Praise of God of the bible rings out in languages and in places from woman that Miriam could never have imagined. together, we form a choir of faith, echoing though history.


Here's the rest of the photographs that I took whilst at the exhibition. Not going to write about them all as there's so many of them!

Rahab: Walking Away >
Deborah: Boldness In Battle >

Ruth & Naomi: Companions On A Journey >

Hannah: Prayer And Petition >

 Bathsheba: A Relationship Restored >

Esther: For Such A Time As This >

Gomer: Portrait Of Everlasting Love >

Anna: Longing For The Light >

Samaritan Woman: A Divine Encounter

Poor Widow: Her Offering >  











Thursday, 11 June 2015

New Tattoo??

I'm thinking of getting another tattoo! This time poppies, as I love poppies! Debating if I should get it done in colour or just black outline. I've yet to pick what poppies I want and where to put it!


 Here's my current tattoo! I got it done on the 25th September 2014! I chose this one because I love nature, so I picked birds! A flock of birds. I picked each bird myself and put them all together.


@TheNinaGorski


Evil person exposed! (read description) by UnrehearsedSplendour on DeviantArt


Click above to read! This leads to my DeviantART account as I wasn't able to fit all of the text on Twitter! Plus you can see it in better quality. Be sure to read the description, that's where I've all the links and so on!

***Here is the update! >> Internet-psycho-exposed.com 

I had a message on Facebook from another person who's also been having issues with this internet psycho!*** 

Saturday, 17 January 2015

SNOW!!

We've had our 1st snow for 2015! This's a photograph that I took on the 1st morning of the 2015 snow! As always I took some Vines of the snow.... I then took some more photographs with my phone. Used my phone as I was about to leave for work and hadn't time to get my SLR. When I thought it was over, more snow arrived on Saturday 17th January 2015 and more's to come that evening!

Saturday, 10 January 2015

My 1st ever bath bomb from LUSH!

I took the decision in buying my 1st ever bath bomb on Friday 2nd January 2015. I was in LUSH and seen all these bath bomb. Some of the staff were doing demos on various bath bombs, one of the bombs happened to be the "Twiliight". I really liked the look of it even though it was in a small metal bowl... but it looked real colourful and glitter! i love glitter! So here's the bath bomb and it's stages.... The colours were so vibrant! Obviously I could pass up the opportunity to take some photographs of its rainbow-like colours!! It was so much fun watching it spin around and the blue streaks coming out. I also took a vine video of it as it was spinning quite a bit! So here's my YouTube video...