Bailey the rascal!

Hey guys! I just wanted to share a bit about my dog, Bailey. Bailey is a one year old Cava-Tzu dog. He lives indoors with all of us. I’m in the middle of writing a book about Bailey and his adventures with a girl dog-friend. He’s been sneaking out lately and I’m trying to find out why. Anyway, Bailey loves his walks and his runs. We usually walk by the waters edge which is frequent enough actually. If we’re not there, we’re usually at the local strand. He’d be running around off-leash like a lunatic while I’d be sitting down on a stone jotting down ideas in my notepad for future books. We’re both very different when it comes to walks.

Bailey has been with us for only six months but he plays a big part in my life. He’s an amazing runner and jumper and I cannot wait to share our ideas and stories with you guys! Neither can Bailey as long as I up his allowance of food that is. See you again soon!

~Aoibha and Bailey xx

Bacon the Pig And Café Non-Vegan

It is I your favourite pig, Bacon! have my fans missed me? You all should have! But anyway, I went on a date with that lovely piggy I met at the club three weeks a go. Let me tell you how it went.

The lovely pigs name was, rashers. What a lovely name! Imagine us as a couple! Bacon and Rashers together forever. Anyway, cut the slop, we went to a lovely diner called Restaurant Non-vegan. It looked gorgeous from outside so we said we would take a chance. The waiter stared us down as if we were criminals. How bad. Except, I work for the FPI (federal pig of investigation), its my job to be on the watch out for criminals. Not the other way around! We sat at a table for two. There was a silken lace table cloth draped over the table and the lights were dimmed. Soft jazz music was playing in the background. Rashers and I looked at the menu of which was in front of us. I went for a veggie burger and a glass of lemonade. I was in for the biggest shock of my life when the waiter came around. “May I take your orders please?” he asked. He looked at Rashers. “I would like pork chops and potatoes please. A roast dinner if you will,” she said. I couldn’t believe it! My date was a cannibal! I fell off my seat resulting in everyone looking at me. “Sorry mates, just catching forty-winks” I brushed it off. I told the waiter what I wanted. The next fifteen minutes went in silence.

When the meals came around, I politely ate my veggie burger. It didn’t taste very veggie yet I ate more anyway. Rashers ate her pork chops. I tried not to look. Then it hit me. She could put me in the oven in the morning for dinner that evening. I then became quite scared. I looked at my burger once again to see it was pure meat with vegetables on the top. I oinked loudly. The waiter rushed over to me asking me what the problem was. “I asked for a veggie burger! I’m a vegan!” The waiter looked at me. “This is café non-vegan! Everything here is meat orientated!” I then realised the significance of the name.

Me and Rashers keep in contact but I said goodbye to the wedding idea. She could eat our kids. Not gonna happen! Maybe I’ll get lucky one day. There’s plenty more pigs in the barn!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

Canada

Its only two weeks now until I go to Canada with my mum to visit my brother. I honestly cannot wait.

I only found on about my trip to Canada when my mum told me 3-4 weeks ago that she would be bringing me for the trip. I wasn’t expecting it at all and I was fairly surprised but I couldn’t believe it at the same time. (Talk about mixed emotions!).

A year and a half ago, my oldest brother, Steven who was aged twenty-four passed away in Canada. We all miss him so much. The pain never goes away and there’s not a day that goes past that I don’t think of him. Nor the rest of the family.

When we go to Canada, we will be visiting the places that Steve went such as Lake Louise in Banff. I really can’t wait to go. I know I’m going to be a bit upset over there but ever since he passed away I wanted to follow in my big bro’s footsteps. He was so inspirational.

I’ll post some pictures of Canada when we get there. I can’t wait to see where my brother went haha. Love you all!!! Bye for now ! X.

~AoibhaWalsh2017

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My amazing brother and I a good few years back. Miss him so much <3.

 

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I’m sitting in bed staring out the window at a cow who is in the field across me staring at me. I’m beginning to think we’re having a bit of a staring contest. I looked out because I heard a lot of “mooing” and was surprised to see a cute little cow across the road.

Another midterm break is nearing its end and I have to say, I had an eventful one. Looking forward to seeing my friends again at school. I haven’t been writing over the midterm, I honestly didn’t get time. I didn’t even have enough time to write on my blog but thank goodness, I’m after getting into a bit of a routine again. Back to work, back to studying, and back to writing (yay!).

I’m not usually up this late. I’m a bit stuck on what to do next on a short story I’m writing. An idea will come eventually. My sister will be fast asleep by now too. I just adore her <3.

Even though I didn’t have a clue what to write about tonight, I just wrote about what I thought. That little cow is still staring at me. Quite cute to be honest. I don’t think I want to eat meat anymore. Oh well. Night night sweet cow. Night night everyone.

Sleep Tight! x

~AoibhaWalsh2017

p.s: don’t let the bed bugs bite!

 

Insulin, Pancreas’ And Cures Oh My!

My levels are low, I’m starving, I’m full, I’m freezing, I’m warm, I’m everything.

The above are basically what a type one diabetic could feel every single day. For those of you who didn’t know, I’ve had type on diabetes for six and a half years and let me tell you it can be a right pain in the butt. I started out with having to give myself up to six to nine injections a day. Each before every meal, limiting the amount I could eat, no snacking without checking your levels on a blood glucose meter etc.

Type one diabetes occurs when the immune system attacks the insulin producing beta cells in the pancreas. While that happens, the pancreas starts producing less and less insulin resulting in the blood sugar levels go high. This is called a “honeymoon”. It is often dangerous if not been diagnosed soon.

Four years later, I got the chance to go on a device called “The Pump”. It is a small cellular-like device that you use to get the insulin into your body. The insulin comes out of a small tube, controlled by the pump. Unfortunately, that pump didn’t work and I ended up in hospital for about three weeks. Let me tell you, I had a load of insulin in my body, which was ridiculously dangerous. I was in and out of consciousness for about a day and a half after I was admitted and my whole family, and the doctors in the hospital were very worried. Because my levels were down and weren’t coming up for quite some time, I went into this sort of phase. I started acting weird like I was possessed and ended up trying to kill my poor teddy bear (She was all right, we stitched her up again) but the funny thing was, after I came out of that phase, I could not remember a thing. My parents and the nurses had to tell me where I was and what I did again. It was probably the most weirdest experience ever.

Two years later, I got the option to go onto the pump again. I took it up after some time of thinking. Thankfully, after a few days of stressing, it was okay. Everything was okay. I have way more freedom with it and I’m able to eat what I want which brings this up to now.

I’m glad I have the family I have to help me through this. There is no cure for type one diabetes. Yet.

About two weeks ago, a type one diabetic was cured!!! It was a life-changing surgery for her. The woman that underwent this surgery was around forty-two years old and had diabetes since she was around sixteen. I hope that one day I’ll be able to be free of it too. Thanks so, so much for reading x. Bye for now!
~AoibhaWalsh2017

Updates & Challenges

First of all, I want to apologise for not being active and replying to y’all’s comments. I’v been busy for the last two weeks but I have to say, I missed every single one of you. I hope you all had an amazing Easter Sunday yesterday. Hope the Easter Bunny came to you too ;).

I’ve been busy writing short stories, trying to put more effort into another book I’m writing (I have 4,00 words done :P) and stuff like that. Other than that, nothing much than the usual has been happening.

My sister is happy out while my parents are absolutely fine too. My little Bailey is fine too. He went walkies with myself and my sis the other day too. He couldn’t move after it xD.

Meanwhile, I’ve been trying to keep myself busy and began two new challenges which are up this year. The 30 day squat challenge and the 30 day yoga challenge. Overall, I’m enjoying the yoga a lot more. My legs have began to fail on me after every day of squats. This is why I told myself to not take two up at the exact same time!!! Anyway, the yoga challenge is held by a woman named, Adriene and she guides you through 30 days of complete yoga by video. You can also download the set by donating a reasonable price. Its totally cool though. The videos vary from 15-35 minutes. I’m on day five now. Same with the other one, which I am getting on to now. My legs think I’m trying to kill them. I’m also on day five of the squat challenge so that leads me up to doing seventy squats without stopping a day. It’s hell. Tomorrow I have 95 to do so I better not complain.

yesterday, my family set up an Easter egg hunt for myself and my sis. Even for my age, its quite fun. (You’re never too old for an egg hunt. Admit it!). We both ended up with nine eggs. I think she ate all of hers. Not sure though :P.

I promise I’ll try to post more! Hope everyone’s doing well. Bye for now!

~AoibhaWalsh2017

Book Review:Chasing Danger By Sara Grant

I couldn’t shake the feeling that this vacation might actually KILL ME!

Chasing danger is an outstanding fictional novel by Sara Grant. Charlotte ‘Chase’ Armstrong goes on vacation to a beautiful tropical island to visit her Grandma, Ariadne. However, Ariadne doesn’t seem that pleased to meet Chase. Chase meets Mackenzie, a fourteen year old girl who is helping Ariadne create a new app for older couples who want to date. Called, ‘Triple L’ Love Late In Life. Unusually, the two girls become strong friends and rely on each other for an upcoming danger. Pirates.

Chasing Danger is a real page-turner and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the end. I can’t wait to see what the author has in store next.

~Aoibha xxsara grant.png

Q&A from all

hello everyone! I hope your all good today!

I was reading over my last few blog posts and I stumbled upon my first Q&A. I really wanted to do an updated version but I cannot think of any more questions. I would absolutely love if you guys could ask some questions below and I will be sure to answer them in my Q&A tomorrow. Thanks!

~Aoibha xx