Monday, 18 July 2016

Weekend Away In York

Hey guys ! 

Okay ... so I've been a lil bit unreliable the past two weeks with posting and it has only been one post a week but I promise I'm getting focused again now! I'm currently working on lots of new and exciting things for Don'tBurstMyBubble including new content on mental wellbeing and living a good and happy life , creating a newsletter and getting my own demain ! However whilst I'm doing that I will try my best to keep on top of posts. I've also been away this weekend because my mum booked me and my girlfriend a weekend away in York for my birthday present ! So today I thought I'd share a few pictures we took !

Our first day began at the train station ... we took a lot of trains that day haha :)

But it was so worth it when we got to our gorgeous hotel !! We stayed at The Monkbar hotel in York and it was so lovely and fresh and all the staff were super friendly :) Thanks mum !

Then we decided to head off for an evening walk around the city walls so that we could see all of York and get some nice photos. If you're ever in York you should definitely walk around the walls, it takes about two hours for most people ( My girlfriend is on crutches so it took us a while longer with sit downs ) but it's well worth it !

During our walk we found this pretty fountain where we took the chance to take some photos !

On the Saturday we went to the Castle Museum where we got to go on a Victorian carasel , The Chocolate Factory ( That was a particularly yummy part of our trip ) and then to the Dungeons !

On our final day in York we went for breakfast at Betty's ( an adorable high quality tea shop in York that I've always loved ) and then picked up some of gorgeous brownies that were decorated to look like ladybirds !

My girlfriend nearly gave me a heart attack whilst taking the photo of the Betty's sign by dangling herself and my camera out of the window from the upstairs tea room because " But Marianne .... everyone has the picture from the street it will look better from up here ... " haha , but hey I love her :)

What have you guys been up to this weekend ? Have you ever been to York ? Let me know in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

lots of love, Marianne xxx

Monday, 11 July 2016

Coming Out

Hey Guys,

If you're a regular reader and have been for a while now, it probably didn't escape your notice that I around Christmas I disappeared off the blogging scene and re-appeared a month later. Having broken up with my boyfriend and happily dating my girlfriend.

I was always very open with you guys about my girlfriend. That's probably because me and my girlfriend had a long chat soon after we started dating officially about how best to avoid problems when coming out. So, in the end we decided not to, we'd pretend nothing had ever been different, people would assume we'd already taken the crap for it and leave us be. It was a long shot, but in most parts of our lives, for some reason it worked ! I detoxed my life of anyone and anything that didn't make me happy, went into college and held her hand.

Obviously it wasn't quite that simple. With my family, complications with my ex boyfriend ( some of my older readers may remember that I used to talk of him fondly on my blog and say how happy I was with him, I also spoke like this in really life in a desperate attempt to convince myself because if I'm honest I was scared, but that caused a lot of confusion in the aftermath of the break up ) and the odd 12 year old shouting abuse at me and my girlfriend down the street. But we made it and it was worth it and  I couldn't be happier with my girl.

It was really hard at first, I'd cry most nights and the question " Should I let go of your hand ? " when walking past somebody we knew in the street, was a regular one, Until one day I realised nothing felt like holding her hand. I almost lost her once just before we got together and I remember waking up that morning and knowing that I'd hurt her and it felt like my heart had shattered and the broken pieces were ripping my stomach to shreds. I remember feeling so sick at the bus stop that I just had to call her and she shouldn't of answered ... but she did and then I knew she always would. The next day she would tell me about the life we were going to have and the fluffy towels that would always be in our bathroom... but more on that another time. For now, all you guys or anybody else need to know , is that I love her.

So here's the coming out post. You get it now, six months late but here you go. I'm gay, I'm cool with that and I hope you are too. If any of you want to see more posts on or around this subject area or would like to hear more information on specific parts of this subject then let me know in the comments. Or If any of you would like to talk in private then don't hesitate to email me !

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As always, I love you guys loads and all I want to say is , love who you love. It won't always be easy but it never is in any relationship but if it's the right one, it will also be good and worth it I promise so hang in there <3

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :) 

Lots of love, Marianne xxx

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Don'tBurstMyBubble Summer 2016 | Survey

Hey Friends !

Don'tBurstMyBubble is really important to me. I love talking to you guys and I love writing and most importantly I love trying to help people, offering you guys what I've learnt and hearing in the comments what you have and in turn , improving each others lives.