Becky Types

2016; A Recap

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Well, what a year.  What a year indeed!
Anyone else want to put 2016 to the back of the closet and never speak of it again, along with any fashion faux pa's.
It's amazing how quickly this year has flown by, blink and you'l miss it. So much has happened in the world, good or bad (depending on how you see it) and so many deaths as well. Feels like it was yesterday I was belting out Bowie's hits in my car on the way home from work.

This year I have been a bit quiet and really not blogged - in fact I posted twice. Twice!
So here is my quick re-cap of 2016 in my little bubble.

New Dog
Back in April we rescued Tilly (other names include Tilly the Terror, Raccoon and others which are best said after watershed!) from the Dogs Trust.  She was to keep Digby company and give Badger (the eldest dog) a rest from getting constantly harassed to play games. She has settle in well and continues to collect things, like a fluffy version of a magpie.

New Job
On May 23rd I started a new job with the Woodland Trust. I am now an Events Officer and look after 14 counties by putting on events to engage with the public and get them outdoors. I am absolutely loving this role and it means I get to go out and visit the local woods. My favourite moment so far has to be making an 'emergency' shelter in an Ancient Woodland and trying to sleep while an owl was sitting in a nearby tree, hooting. So surreal!

New Relationship
I decided that this year I was going to take the plunge and actually go out and meet someone. What I didn't expect was to find myself on a dating website and within a week of joining I was talking to Andy.
Seven months later and things are all good.  We've visited places such as the Shard, York, Hunstanton and we have so many more things planned in the Summer.  I am so happy and enjoy spending time with him. Andy is also very supportive with things that I want to achieve, photography, the website even this blog.  What I am really happy about is that I never saw myself having the confidence to join a dating website and meeting new people, it's completely out of my comfort zone but I am really glad I did.

Saying Goodbye
This came to a shock to the whole family and we still don't talk about it as much. In August we said our goodbyes to our much loved horse, Thomas. He had been with the family for about 20 years and became part of the family, a large garden ornament. He is still missed and very much irreplaceable.

New House
I've heard the saying that bad things happen in threes, but what about good things?!
Soon after starting a new job and meeting Andy, I came across a cute house in a village on my commute to work. Within six weeks of seeing the property I became a home owner, an actual home owner! It's a scary thought but equally exciting!

So despite a few step backs, 2016 has been OK with me. I'm ready to pack 2016 away and see what 2017 has to offer me, just hope it doesn't go so quickly.
In previous years I would set myself accomplishments which some where completed and others not so, but for the new year I just want to see how it goes... maybe I'll get round to publishing the website..

Becky Types

Recycle, Recycle, Recycle

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

With the TV on in the background, you're contemplating whether to eat the Bounty's which are stockpiled at the bottom of the chocolate tin - personally my favourite, while the thought of 'de-Christmassing' (that's a new word now) starts circulating your head.

It's very easy you know, just like a creature of habit, to wrap all the decorations up in old newspaper and place back in a box, stored away in the loft until next year. But what do you do with all the Christmas cards? Chuck on the fire, keep them for their sentimental value or throw in your household recycle bin?

If you do the former or the latter, maybe I can persuade you to recycle them somewhere else.

As some of you know, I work for the Woodland Trust which is the UK's largest woodland conservation charity, basically tree huggers, who stand up for trees.
(Don't worry this is not an ad, I genuinely believe in this campaign).

Nineteen years ago the Woodland Trust started out a scheme which encouraged the public to recycle their cards in exchange for a tree to be planted. Since then over half a billion cards have been collected and in exchange 245,000 trees planted.
Since 2012 Marks and Spencer's have been helping the Woodland Trust making this even more successful and it is now backed by the likes of Dermot O'Leary, Julia Bradbury and Cerys Matthews to name a few.

'I want to help, what can I do?'

Collect and recycle.
It's as simple as that. No money. No pledging. Just collect.
Collect yours, your neighbours, any Christmas cards you can get your mitts on and drop them off at your local participating M&S store from 2nd January throughout the month.
M&S have pledged that for every 1000 cards collected a tree will be funded by them and planted by the Trust in the UK.

A list of participating stores, along with more information can be found on the Woodland Trust website. Until then, get out there and get collecting.

A to Z

A to Z

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Seeing as this is a new blog, it only feels right to just post an A to Z of me rather than a long post.

A - Autumn, my absolutely favourite month when you can light the fire, curl up on the sofa with a good cup of tea.

B - Books; paper or digital, I love a good book and will read anything.

C - Cats; I like to imagine myself living with at least 10 cats in my house but alas there are people out there trying to stop me.

D - Duvet; I think I'm the only one with a 14 tog four season duvet and I am so snug in it.

E - Events; Is what I studied and I will always love them.

F - Films; Anything from RomCom or Chick Flick and I will watch it, over and over again.

G - Gin and Tonic is the only alcoholic drink I will consume, that is if I want to. I'm not a heavy drinker.

H - History; But only the fun facts and gory details. If I could transport to any era I would want to go back to the Victorians. Heart of innovation.

I - Idea; I currently have an idea to build a website for all brides-to-be which is in progress... still.

J - Jaffa Cakes; Which I could just eat and eat and eat. I actually count down to December so I have an excuse to buy the metre long tubes!

K - Kind; one of the words I like to think people describe me as.

L - Language by Porter Robinson; One track that gets me smiling on a daily basis.

M - Moist; the one word I dislike... I even pulled a face writing it..

N - Nissan Micra; I love my car which is also a convertible and I've been known to have the roof down in October.

O - Onsie; Yup I'll admit I have one and it's the most fluffiest and cosiest thing out there!

P - Photography; I am not amazing at it but I love the photos I take on my Canon.

Q - Quintessential; strange but lovely word.

R - Rebecca; Not a name I answer to, but please call me anything else. Becky, Becs, Rebs, Oi and Whatsit. Which I probably answer too.

S - Social Anxiety; Important to have capitals and yes I suffer from it, but I am not being beaten by it.

T - Tea! English, Earl Grey, Jasmine, Mint. I adore a cup of tea, even on a boiling hot day.

U - Unfortunately; is the only thing I can of for this one. It's the only word I have to physically divide into when spelling it. Un - For - Tuna - Tely.

V - Video games; I admit I love a video games, i'm not amazing but I try my best.

W - Work; I currently work for the Woodland Trust and absolutely love it!

X - eXcited for what's to come in 2017.

Z - Zoella; Many may not agree but I really do aspire to her.