Friday, 29 April 2016

Superdrug Haul

Hello Everyone =]

My free gift 

Being paid and going shopping on the same day is never a good idea haha but I need toiletries so I went to superdrug. 
I also bought makeup, which if you know me, I never do, I haven't bought makeup in years but I need to be "picture perfect" for Saturday (I'm going to my first bloggers event)

This is what I bought: 

 Fingers crossed this shampoo sorts out my dandruff.

 I got Porcelain



 I got light


 I buy baby wipes to clean my stamps 


Hope you like this haul.

Do you shop at Superdrug?

Love, Emma xxx

Monday, 25 April 2016

Williamson Tea Review

Hello Everyone =]

I was kindly contacted by this brand to review tea for them. I love tea and trying new blends.

Williamson tea are a company who provide you with the finest tea from Kenya.

So cute, I also received a discount code for 20% off FOREST-FARM-20
I received their new elephant caddie containing earl grey tea with blue flowers, a bag of Kenyan earth tea and a cup to drink them out of. (I've always wanted a cup like this) 

 Prettiest elephant I've ever seen.



On to trying them, they are both lovely. I documented the smell and taste. But first, both bags are made out of material so no leaf fallout from them and quite difficult to break as well, which is great. 

Earl Grey with Blue Flowers

Smell - Earthy, fresh. 
No milk or sugar - Sweet, soothing, light.
Milk and 2 sugars - Flowery, lingers nicely, sweeter with sugar, satisfying. 

Kenyan Earth

Smell - Warm, subtle. 
No milk or sugar - Rustic, rich. 
Milk and 2 sugars - Warming, rich after taste but nicely. 

Out of them both, the earl grey with blue flowers has to be my favourite but I am going to enjoy drinking them both. 

If you would like to purchase earl grey with blue flowers, I will leave a link to their product page here

#KEEPONWANDERING 

I would love to know if you buy anything from this company because I have an exclusive discount for you all, you get 20% when you purchase the caddie. Don't forget to use this code at the checkout - blueblueflowers 

Love, Emma xxx 

Monday, 11 April 2016

Autism - Temper Meltdowns

Hello Everyone =]

Today's post is about temper meltdowns (emotional outbursts).
This post will be set out in different chapters, as I've said in previous autism posts, this is hard for me to explain, so I've had help from school friends and family for some parts.

School - What I Remember

Because of years of bullying for being "different" I lashed out, most notably was my anger, anything would set me off and it wasn't very pretty to experience. I screamed, kicked, threw things, swore, used threatening behavior and i walked out of lessons a lot and even on a few occasions I would walk home.
As far back as I can remember I have always cried when I didn't want to do anything, as I got older it became worse, crying was a sign of weakness. From peer pressure I threatened a pupil with a knife then got suspended for it. Even after that happened I was known for throwing tables and chairs in anger and even kicking and punching walls and doors.

School Friends

I recently got in contact with people I went to school with and asked them what meltdown they saw.

Jessica - "In music, they asked you to play some notes on the keyboard and you played only one then stormed out crying". 

Louise - "I just remember you telling everyone that you had a list of people that you were going to hurt or kill and saying you carried a knife with you".

Jamie - "I only remember the time in English when you flipped the table". 

April - "I remember sometimes, you would just go off on one in some classes like math, sometimes at lunchtime you would walk away from everyone in a mood". 

Steph - "I just remember if you had to do something on your own, you would opt out, i remember you being upset all the time". 

Family

Mum - Walked off in shops. On holiday - always had to go somewhere i could eat at and even after eating i didn't want to stay out, would rather go back to the apartment. I would always push my grandad away when he wanted a kiss from me. 

This next section will be about my triggers and how I solve them.

Triggers

If I want to achieve somethings and it doesn't go to plan then I get anxious. 

Large groups of people (even family) - I get anxious and leave the room.

My sister teasing me - once threw a full can of coke at her head. 

Arguments with my dad.

Being touched.

Being embarrassed.

Solutions

Talking to my mum.

Walking away.

Crying.

Sleeping.

Music.

Breathing exercises. 

How I Feel Afterwards

Embarrassed. 

Fear of being laughed at. 

Fear of losing someone for what I did. 

Confused. 

I have recently found a blog that I have taken some information off for this subject, you can find that blog here

Information

Prone to temper or crying meltdowns, even in public, sometimes over small things due to sensory or emotional overload.

Powerless.

Flight or fight.

Overstimulated.

It's not an emotional outburst or behavior issue, it is a physiological occurrence that must run its course.

If interrupted, it will likely start all over again in a few minutes.

It feels like a rubber band pulled to the snapping point.

What I don't want to hear: it's okay, you need to pull yourself together, everything will be fine.

Meltdowns are necessary, cleansing, an emotional purge, a neurological reboot.

Information for Family & Friends

Let them rant, cry, do whatever form the meltdown takes.

Stay calm, say little, remind the person that you care, either give them there space or going for a walk can help. It is not a personal attack.

What I need: space, time, absence of judgement.

Please don't ask me if I want to talk about it.

Will comforting me help? No!

Would I like a hug? No!

Can you do anything to make me feel better? Probably not!

Please don't touch me.

If it makes you feel uncomfortable seeing me curled up in a ball then remove yourself from the situation.

Patience!!!!

They are inevitable!

I hope this post has helped in any way.

Love, Emma xxx




Sunday, 10 April 2016

Calling All Cat Lover's

Hello Everyone =]

R.I.P Tommy 

I have picked out a few pictures of all my cats to show you, as a cat lover, I take quite a few pictures so I've tried to pick out the funniest of them.
 Tom & Bella

 Lily

 Sheldon

 Bella 

 Baby Sheldon

 Bella

 Baby Sheldon



 Lily & Bella


 Bella


 Bella


 Bella





 Thomas

 Baby Sheldon 

 Bella






 Bella 


I love all my fur babies, with all their different personalities makes a very interesting household =]

Do you have any pictures of your cats to show?

Love, Emma xxx
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