Monday, 20 June 2016

The Love Project- Family

Now it's time to move on to the family section of The Love Project! This is going to be quite a personal post which is scary for me but as I've said before, I'm trying  to be more open and vulnerable and I've been inspired by others sharing. :)

While we often love our families (I understand that not everyone does), they can also be difficult to get along with. Unlike with friends we don't necessarily choose our families. (In spiritual circles there's the theory that we do choose them before we're born but we don't tend to consciously choose them on earth). They are our first relationships so family is very important.

These days there are lots of different types of familes and it's really interesting to see. I'm mixed race (African and English, little bit Scottish!) and despite my parents splitting up when I was little, it was still normal to me to come from an interracial family so I love seeing more mixed families represented on TV and just seeing them round day to day. Gay families are also more "visible" nowadays and I think it's good that there are options for gay couples to have children. Single parent families have been stereotyped over the years and have had stigma attached but I hope that's changing too.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

The 3rd series of The X-Files starting on Spike
Harris & Hoole- I wanted a McDonald's iced frappe last week but their machine was broken so I had a mocha iced coffee from Harris & Hoole instead.
Sitting in a display Mini at my local shopping centre!
Red velvet cake- been sampling different types, lol.
Reading e-books on Kindle
The start of summer!
Litha coming up