Day at Brighton Pierย 

I have lived in Brighton seven years. When I moved I was excited to spend all my days at Brighton beach. 

The truth is life gets busy and when you move to a place where you used to go for holidays, it’s not quite the same. I probably go to the beach 4 or 5 times a year, if the weather holds out. 

Yesterday, my boyfriend took me to the pier for our anniversary weekend. We paid ยฃ20 for wrist bands ( each), that allowed us on all the rides on the pier. 

We had a great time on the rides, I went on some awesome roller coasters, which I suprised myself by going on them. 

Towards 4pm, we went to the local harvester for dinner. Refillable drinks where great, as my mouth was dry from screaming loudly on the rides. 

After an early dinner, we went back to the pier and went on endless Spinny rides. Maybe it wasn’t the best of idea left us feeling a bit sickly. 

The great thing about the wrist bands, is that after we had been on all of the rides we could go back on some our favourite rides. We went back on a rollacoaster that took our photo, so we tried to take a better one. Gutted to find out after the photo booth was closed!!

We went on the trampolines also, I had a child ask why I was on the trampoline and am I not to old ha ha.

We ended the day by purchasing some churros and Nutella dip, and walked along the beach. 

Planning Thailandย 

It is less then 5 months until my 3 month trip to Thailand. There is already so much to plan.

I have to start buying holiday clothes now, because there will be no summer clothes for sale if I wait until nearer the time. I have to think of how much stuff I want to take with me because I don’t want to be carrying around loads of clothes and shoes. 

Need to apply for visas, and I’m still working out if I have to go to London or I can send my passport recorded delivery… Any advise would be helpful? 

I need to call the doctors for advise on when to get injections?!

We have booked return flight from Bankok airport. We think we need to book a nice hotel in Bankok because after 14 hours of traveling I feel like we need a good rest. Our next job is to book a hotel in Bangkok and then an internal flight from Bangkok to north. 

We also need to get a big map and work out a rough route of where we want to go. 

Apart from that my main job is to save save save. The more money I have the more comfortable and fun I will have when I’m there 
Dominique โœŒ๐Ÿผ๏ธ

Pokemon Go

So you may of heard there is a new game called Pokemon go! ( if you haven’t heard you must be locked up without any internet)

Based on the Pokemon characters they are hidden around the Country! 

Once you’ve registered you have the option of three Pokemon characters. Here is a cheeky tip for you… If you run away from them characters you can get pikatu!!!

Next you walk around and your phone will vibrate and let you know when there is a Pokemon that you can catch that’s near you. 

There are also pokerstops this give you more balls to capture pokemoms and extra bonuses.
Once you get to level 5, you can start battling them out and being on teams. 

This is a game for all ages, on the radio I heard about parent being dragged along with their children to go Pokemon hunting! My manager at work has it. All my friends have it and we are all in our 20’s. 

If you haven’t downloaded it yet…. Do it now!! 

Hospital visits are over yippeeeee

Yesterday, I was pleased to received a letter from the Hospital confirming I no longer need to attend hospital on a regular bases.

17 months ago, I started to suffer from breathing problems during my sleep. This problem would leave me waking up feeling overally hot and short of breath. It took me 9 months to tell anyone. My boyfriend made me tell my mum, and mum made me see a doctor. He was worried as I was having them almost every night and it made me feel sick in the mornings.

The doctors made me go for blood tests on New Year’s Eve last year. 

The doctor called me about my blood test results and I was told that my blood cells where unusually inflamed. A normal persons cells can become inflame when you have a problem, if you have a cold a normal persons blood cells will inflame between 0-12 and mine where on 50.

3 weeks later I attended an appointment at the Heamotoligy department which is the study of blood. My mum was trying to park the car ( limited spaces, anyone who lives in Brighton will feel my pain) so I had to run to my appointment on my own. I was weighed and measured and we discussed family history, and lifestyle habits. After this she examined me and told me she was feeling for inflammation / lumps. After this she discussed with my that she was sending me for a CT scan to test for Lymthomia cancer.

5 days later I was at Haywards Heath having a CT scan between my neck to pelvis. They insisted a warm liquid into my body and I was placed into a machine for 15-20 mins. 
I had to wait 6 weeks for my results, and the waiting game was the worst. Googling my symptoms and seeing they matches with this cancer. Reading that if it was deemed incurable, I could have three months to live. What would I do, I wouldn’t have treatment I would rather have a good quality of life. Would I be allowed to travel abroad? Would I get health insurance? I may never get to go to Thailand or Bora Bora.

6 weeks later, I was told that my CT scan came back fine. More bloods tests showed that my blood cells where still inflamed. Next, I was referred for tests of TB infection for this I was referred to a chest clinic and had a blood tests that was sent to London. I had chest X-rays, tested my breathing and lung capacity. Again, I waited for another 6 weeks for results. These also came back fine.

My next appointment they decided to test me for Anxitey, maybe I was having panic attacks in my sleep. This could be tested by the amount of Adrenaline glands and also by a 24 hour urine test. Peeing in a jug for 24 hours was not ideal. They where also testing to see if I had any Tumours.

6 weeks later, this came back fine as well. 

Regulare blood tests had also shown that my blood cells where now inflamed to 29 and my problem had become less frequent. Due to this they decided that this problem was nothing life threatening and that it wasn’t something they could test for. There was a possibility that it could be a hormonal issue but this is not something they can test. If my issue is to get worst, I will need to return and be referred to an infection specialist. 

This whole process took just under 7 months. I am great full for my mum being at every hospital appointment. This is the reason that I have decided to go traveling. This whole year has revolved around feeling ill most days, going for blood tests, ct scans, worrying that I may not live long. It has made me realise that every day is precious and you really do only live once.

I hope one day my problem will be non existence but until then I know that I am safe and I just have to get on with it. 

A day off in the Sun โ˜€๏ธ

Yesterday, I had a day off work. Usually, it rains and I’m stuck in doing boring house hold chores. However, yesterday was super sunny and I managed to catch a tan! 

I had a lye in until 9am, unfortunately I was Rudley woken up by boyfriends birthday card being blown off the window ledge and the corner landing on my face… Only me.

I made myself two poached eggs on a slice of bread and called my nanny and grandad. I told them that I had booked Thailand and my grandad advised me not to let anyone touch my bag invade they slip drugs in and then I shall end up in prison. 

Next I had a bubble bath and got ready to meet my good friend Rosie. I usually meet up with Rosie once a month, as we both work loads. I met Rosie at her place of work by Brighton race course.

I drove back home and sat in the garden for a hour reading my book. I’m currently reading Anna franks diary following my city break to Amsterdam. 

Around 5pm I got ready to go to my best friend Anna’s house for a BBQ and to watch the Wales VS Portugal football match. 

Being that Anna and her family are Portuguese I was the only person without a football shirt on, which Anna’s mum changed as soon as I got there. We had yummy food and I cheekily treated myself to the chocolate mouse pudding.

I enjoyed watching the game with her family as they had a strong team spirit, you should of heard how loud they cheered when they won which means they are playing in the final! 


Guess what… Me and my boyfriend have just booked flights to Thailand!!! We have booked return flights from London Gatwick to Bankok ( with a stop in Dubai) 

I am super excited! We will be jetting of mid January. Our flight where fairly cheap, they cost ยฃ980 for both of us! 

After we booked them I felt like, it’s ages away and tried not to get excited to early. However, there is so much to plan, visas, vaccines, insurance, route, backpacks! We need to work out how much money we need to save for spending money, I think we need around ยฃ2500 each. 

I already have a travel diary which I ordered from Amazon, which helps you remember to add all the details you may forget. 

We will need a go pro camera! We want to capture all of the best moments! 
There is so much to plan. I think we will have to brain storm all the factors and break it all down into manageable bits. 
You guys will be pleased to know, I will be doing lots of blogging from Thailand! โœˆ๏ธโœŒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒดโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ”œ