The Love and Hate Tag

Thank you to the lovely Aoifs at for tagging me and Lucy for this tag šŸ™‚

Basically the tag is to say ten things you love and ten things you hate and at the end I will tag some more of you lovely lot to have a go!Ā  So I’ll start (Anna) and I’ll make Lucy do it in the near future.

Anna’s Top Ten Loves*:
*not in any particular order!

1) My dog, Henry. He also has a blog at and I don’t know what I’d do without him.

2) Cake! Cake is life let’s be real. Carrot cake, chocolate cake, sticky toffee cake, mug cakes…

3) Books. I have been known to read three whole books in a day…I just love to read. Books are magical šŸ™‚

4) Nature and the Great Outdoors. There is something so calm about nature, if I’m feeling stressed then nature never fails to calm me down.image

5) My friends and family. They have stuck with me through thick and thin (inappropriate pun oops…) and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without them. image

6) Random Acts of Kindness/ Compliments.
The best ones are random ones from people you might not have heard from for a while that make you feel good about yourself. I think my favourite one was from a little girl I met in General hospital. She had meningitis but was the loveliest, happiest little girl you would ever meet. The first time I met her I had an ng tube in and wasn’t looking or feeling my best and I’d just come out of my room for tea and she whispered to her Mum, “Wow, she’s beautiful.”

7) Helping Other People.
Helping other people or even just doing the above to others makes me feel a lot better about myself because I know that I really do care about others happiness and that maybe, just maybe, I made them feel as good as I do when it happens to me.

8) Writing.
Okay, so this doesn’t always make me happier as such but it definitely makes me feel better. For me writing is done when my deepest darkest thoughts need to get out of my head and onto paper, but also if I just feel inspired. Writing here however, does make me happy because other people are reading it and I might even be making a difference to someone else’s day.

9) Music.
I play the piano, guitar and ukulele and occasionally I sing (not very well but it’s the thought that counts right?!) and also listen to lots of music from lots of different genres. When people ask what kind of music I like I literally have no idea what to say! I find that music is very relaxing (playing or listening to it) and definitely helps my mood.

10) Wanders. Just walking with friends, a guitar and a picnic basket and seeing where you end up. I live in quite a rural area so there are thousands of opportunities. I guess this links in with 4 and 9 as well.

Ten Things I Hate*:
Again in no particular order!

1) Discrimination.
Whether it’s towards mental health or disability or anything there is just no excuse. The onlooker has no insight into another’s mind and so is therefore in no position to judge.


2) Racism.
At the end of the day we are all just skin and bones with a consciousness and so we are equal. What happened to don’t judge a book by it’s cover?

3) The Cold.
I’m so glad that I don’t get as cold as I used too because I really can’t stand being cold. #perksofbeingahealthyweight šŸ˜‰
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go skiing – I’d just stay inside all day by the fire!

4) Bullies.
Kids can be horrible. Just because someone is different in a single aspect bullies choose to make their victims feel insecure about it rather than embracing and celebrating their difference as they should.

5) Mr Bean.
I don’t know why but he scares me so much. His face and his movements just ugh. *shudder*

6) Mint.
I can handle toothpaste but that’s about it, I find the flavour of mint disgusting and refuse to eat anything minty.

7) Chewing gum.
When I was younger I would gag if I saw someone chewing gum and even now I still can’t stand it. I’ve never had it myself (I tried it once and, you guessed it, gagged.)

8) Pop music.
Not all of it but the majority of pop music I just generally dislike. THE LYRICS MAKE NO SENSE. Jealous by Nick Jonas is the worst culprit.
Sorry if anyone likes it, it’s just my opinion…

9) Rules.
Some rules are obviously necessary but others are just asking for me to break them. They are restrictions and violations of our free will.

10) Text speak.
Seriously, how much longer does it take to type a couple more letters.
This just bugs me so much.

So there we have it, my top ten Loves and Hates!
I tag:
Mynameisnotcake – it can be your first post šŸ˜‰
jemimalovesfood and pearls.

Love and air hugs,
Anna ā™„


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