I was recently involved in a conversation about the upcoming General Elections and one lady said that she doesn’t believe in elections:
‘I don’t vote, I don’t see the point. One party promises to cut taxes, another to increase benefits, but all these things are small and unimportant. No matter who’s elected, they will still go and drop bombs on people and make huge nation- and life-changing decisions without public’s input.’
She was mostly opposed, with others in the discussion suggesting that she should show that she feels this way and still go to the polling station and just cross out the ballot as a sign of protest.
Estimated 64% of 18-24 year old didn’t bother voting in Brexit referendum, and look where it got us.
I don’t get to vote at the general election, but if I did, I would 100% go to the polling station and vote to make a point of my views.
You should too. Don’t forget to register to vote before 22nd of May.
What a year it’s been!
I have seriously mixed feelings about 2016. It’s been tricky and challenging , with so much change and so many losses, but I would like to believe that I came out stronger.
There have been so many amazing things though! I find reflecting back very helpful to identify the new goals, sooo let’s have a look what happened in 2016.
Continue reading “Bye 2016, #Bringon2017”
As millions of others around the world, I felt bitter this morning when I read the news – Donald Trump is the new USA president.
It was a similar feeling to the 24th of June when Brexit results were announced – when you’re convinced that people know better (at least in your opinion) and then get a huge disappointment when faced with the reality.
Continue reading “Trump has won.”
My obsession with English medieval history started quite a while back.
I was back home on holiday when I walked into the lounge where my dad was watching The Tudors with an encyclopedia on his lap. He was fact checking the series (as you do!) and pointed out that since I have moved to England, I should probably spend some time getting to know the history of the country.
I mean, I was sold straight away – watch a drama TV series and learn history at the same time – ideal. That’s when I found out all about Henry VIII, his six poor wives and the English church reformation.
Even though there are a lot of historical inaccuracies, the cast is great, the plot is very dramatic and there are a lot of sex scenes 🙂 Continue reading “My Medieval England obsession”
I’m sure that at least once every one of you felt like your life was a mess. Too much work, illnesses, overload with extra curriculum activities and household responsibilities, as well as partying a bit too much can make you feel like you’ve hit the rock bottom.
So how do you climb out? Continue reading “When your life is a mess.”
As George Osborne unveiled the Budget, one topic caught my attention immediately – the introduction of a new sugar tax on the soft drinks.
The tax is aimed at high-sugar fizzy drinks – the majority of soft drinks that you would get in a ‘meal deal’ or use as a mixer with alcohol. Continue reading “I couldn’t be happier about sugar tax”
Over a year ago I wrote a post ‘20 signs you are from Estonia‘ back on my old blog which went viral. The blog was translated to Estonian and posted on delfi.ee, where hundreds of people decided to comment on the context.
When I moved my blog, I moved the content over. Somehow it went viral a couple of days ago yet again – out of my control. It was translated to both Estonian and Russian and posted on postimees.ee
The post was for fun, having a laugh at the biggest stereotypes and originally was addressed at people who come from Estonia but no longer live there.
Continue reading “When a viral post brings 100s of haters”
With the temperature going below zero, it is officially flu time – I have recently joined the army of people who sneeze and blow their noses all day long. Yikes!
When I was younger, getting ill felt like a holiday – you don’t have to go to school, get to watch cartoons all day, eat in bed, and when you come back to school you can easily slack off some homework for a day or two: ‘Sorry I was ill’.
Now that I am an adult I absolutely hate being ill. Why? For obvious reasons:
Continue reading “Why I hate being ill”
Hello and Happy New Year!
Today is Motivation and Inspiration Day, which is timed perfectly to talk about keeping up with the New Year’s resolutions.
The hangover is gone, so it’s time to get motivated and inspired for the coming year. I would like to share my resolutions with you. These aren’t the practical ones (I have a long list of them!), these are to keep my head up and stay motivated.
Don’t take yourself too seriously. No one else does. Relax, breath and only compare yourself to your past self. Continue reading “Motivation and Inspiration Day”
It’s Christmas Eve, and there is no snow. I’m not shocked or surprised at all – it’s to be expected – I live in England. 😀 Usually, I’m super jealous of my family and friends in Estonia – they tend to get a beautiful, White Christmas. Not this year though! No one seems to have a White Christmas this year – is it a sign of global warming or did the seasons get shifted?
I’ve learnt to adjust to a ‘green’ Christmas and feel the festivities from the Christmas tree, decorations and music around me… But I would definetely give up half of my presents for some snow!
Have a wonderful Christmas and fingers crossed for snow (not going to happen!) 🙈