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Spelbound Win!

Wow! What a final! Gymnasts Spelbound have been selected as the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent.

The show was, in my opinion, really good, and every act performed fantastically.

I did feel sorry for Janey Culter, who was out of time slightly at the beginning of her performance, but by the end she was back on form with her great voice. Runners up, Twist and Pulse danced well. I wouldn’t know where to even begin dancing like they do by myself, let alone fit the moves around someone else! Brilliant. Kieran Gaffney the drummer was equally good – I thought this performance was his best that I’ve seen in the shows. Tobias Mead’s Twilight routine was fabulous – back to his backwards style dancing. It just looks so easy and impressive – although, again, I couldn’t do it. Well, if I tried I could – but badly! Chandi the dog danced well again, as I thought she would – she does look as though she enjoys herself. Unfortunately, she didn’t get to the last three – I wonder if we will get to know how the public voted for the acts.

Back to Spelbound. The performance of the night in my opinion.  You can tell that the gymnasts have worked really hard at what they were doing – and they had to perform again after they had been proclaimed the winners, providing a second performance as good as the first. Very worthy winners indeed.

Like I said before, every act was good – I’m a little short on time to write about all of them, but maybe I can add something about those I haven’t mentioned in this post in a future one. I do like to flit back and forth!

A few photos I have gathered from the web of some of the acts from this year’s show. Well done ITV!

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Carry on regardless

One of the things I like about writing about things out of sequence, means I can put anything in whenever I want to. I wrote this post last week, before the Eurovision ones, but didn’t have time to add it to my blog (I like to keep a few spare posts just in case I don’t have time to write anything new on any given day).

I don’t think there has been a ‘Carry on…’ movie with that title, although I could be wrong. <Quick pause> and I am! I’ve just done a quick Google search, and it was the fifth in the series to be made. So, to start this particular blog again…

This isn’t about the movie, ‘Carry on Regardless’, but it is about, erm, carrying on regardless. In particular, carrying on regardless of toothache.

Well, actually it’s more gum ache than toothache as the tooth isn’t particularly sore, and the gum was swollen to almost three times its size at some point during today. I look as though I have stuffed a hard boiled sweet just inside my cheek, and it must be swollen as it can be seen on the outside of my face. Even with my jowls. I looked slightly one-sided, although I’m glad to say the swelling is going down now.

I’ve taken paracetamol, which eased the pain slightly, but the tugging of the swelling was a constant reminder that there was a problem, and that reminded me of the pain.

I tried wobbling the tooth directly by the swelling, which probably wasn’t a good idea, but it didn’t do anything either.

Then, I remembered my magical cure of all cures. Salt water. Bathe in it to ease cuts and grazes. Gargle with it to ease sore throats. And reduce swelling. Yes, it worked for me. It’s still there slightly now, and I will gargle again in a short while, but I can definitely feel a difference.

Earlier on today, I had to carry on regardless in work. Apart from mentioning my swelling to a few people. Not that they’d notice it, of course… I worked as I usually do, and got things done just the same.

The thing is, with the Law of Attraction, what you think about, you bring about, so if you think about pain, or what is causing you pain, you’ll notice more pain. Think about being well and healthy, and you’ll be well and healthy. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before. But surely, you must be thinking – or maybe not, I can’t be judgmental – gargling with salt water is thinking of the pain and the cause of the pain. In one way it is. Of course it is – you don’t gargle with salt water for no reason, just as you wouldn’t stick a sticking plaster on a knee without a graze. Where I find a difference here, is what I am thinking whilst I am gargling.

Similar to The Secret movie, but also different, is another movie and book called ‘What the bleep do we know?’ I haven’t read the book, but have seen the movie a couple of times – in case you haven’t guessed, I love this type of thing. Anyway, in ‘The bleep’, there is a section about an experiment on the affects of certain emotive words on water, words such as ‘love’, ‘hate’ and ‘beauty’ etcetera. The scientists involved in the experiment analysed water molecules after they had been placed on these words, and the differences between the molecules were astounding. The ‘nice’ words generated crisp, clear lines and colours in the molecules, and the ‘not nice’ words generated murky, uneven molecules. (I’d recommend having a look at the movie to see what I mean)

While I was gargling with my salt water, I was imagining the purifying effects of the water and the salt on my body. I was thinking of ‘pure’ thoughts, and thanking the water for healing me. I was imagining the pure healing qualities of the water drawing out whatever was causing the swelling, and my own body’s natural healing also taking place.

Like I said, I will have to gargle again because I don’t expect it to work in the first go (I’m using the Law of Attraction with that thought too, by the way) but I know that with time, and the fantastic healing qualities of water, my face will be back to normal again soon.

Then, I’ll have to work on actually losing some weight. And the wonderful qualities of water can help there too!

More ‘random ramblings’ soon!

Since writing this post, I am pleased to say that the swelling has gone without needing a trip to the dentist or doctor.

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The black holes where everything goes

I’ve a mystery here, which I think there will never be an answer.

I bought a new, manual lawn-mower (well, my Dad did, I don’t have a garden) that needed to be ‘put together’ for use. All of the parts were in the box, including a little spanner to tighten the bolts. My Dad and I put all of the bars together, and tightened one of the bolts with the spanner. I was kneeling on the floor, and I was doing the tightening. I put the spanner down besides my right knee, to look at another bolt. I reached for the spanner again, and it wasn’t there. I hadn’t moved. Nothing had moved. The spanner just wasn’t there. I felt beside my left knee, in case I was mistaken, and had put the spanner down on that side, and it wasn’t there either. I felt all over the carpet on both sides, and still no spanner. I moved some of the wrapping the bars had been in, in case the spanner had somehow gone under there, but no, it wasn’t there. I checked the floor all around, and it was nowhere in sight. I’d stood up, in case the spanner was on me, and it wasn’t. I felt all over the floor – you know sometimes in can be quite difficult to see things on a patterned carpet, and again it wasn’t there. Confused, I knelt back down to see if I could tighten the bolts with my hand, and couldn’t… I needed the spanner. I stood up again, to have another look, and there it was, underneath my right knee. It was definitely not there a moment earlier, because I had been brushing that very spot with my hand.

I have no idea where that spanner went to in that moment.

This little mystery also occurs on occasions, in the opposite way. You are looking for a very important document. The one you put in the drawer that time so you would know where it was when you needed it again. You go through the whole drawer, and it isn’t there. You go through the other drawers in case you’d put it in one of them, or it had fallen into one, or it had stuck to another important document that you needed to file somewhere else. You check all places you can think of, and this one document is nowhere in sight. You go back to the first drawer you checked – the one you remember putting the document in. And there it is. The first thing in the drawer. You just know that it wasn’t there a few moments ago.

I’ve got my own theory on this. Scientists and science fiction writers mention black holes all of the time, those dense areas of the universe where, they say, nothing can survive. I think there are tiny black holes around us all of the time. They’re not black, though, they’re invisible. And they move. If we happened to put something in a place where this black hole is, the object disappears. Sometimes appearing again after a few seconds, and other times not appearing until we (un)consciously tell the black hole that we would like what we are looking for. Well, this explanation satisfies me with the reason why things go ‘walkies’, just before they’re needed most. I don’t think it will satisfy those who require a more rational explanation.

Another thought has just struck me about these black holes… they must be somehow connected to us, as we never find someone else’s document, or a different tool, or whatever else wasn’t there a short while ago.

Just when I thought I’d got to the bottom of one of my mysteries, another question appears. I did say I think there will never be an answer… I’m going to try and keep some awareness about me next time this happens, just to see if I can see into one of these black holes. Well, you never know…

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First of the month!

Just a quick blog today, my thoughts are being a bit quiet so not much actual thinking going on at present! They will pick up again soon, though! Some days my mind just opens up and the thoughts come flooding in – other days, like today, they are a little more subdued. I suppose, like the rest of me, my mind has to take a little rest every now and then! And it is the first of the month, in case that has any bearing on things!

We’ve just had Eurovision, and now we have Britain’s Got Talent! I thought yesterday’s show – the first semi final – was better than today’s show, but I mean no disrespect to any of the acts that have got through to tonight’s show. I loved Chandi, the dancing dog. She was amazing! And Connected sung really well, although I didn’t know the song they were singing (but there’s no surprise there, as sometimes I think I don’t know a song only to realise I actually do know it and was singing it earlier in the week – I confuse myself quite easily!) Last night’s contestants to get through to the final were really good, Spelbound and Tobias Mead. Two completely different dance acts, although I have to think can another dance act win Britain’s Got Talent? I can’t see why not, as there seems to be a big push towards dancing at present – Arlene Philips was talking about a project she is involved in to get more people into dance by 2012 (I think she said 2012 – I’ll need to look further in to this to be sure), and the interval act in Eurovision featured thousands of people dancing all over Europe. Chandi is a dance act with a difference, should she get through I think she will do well. Tobias is a dancer with a difference. Spelbound and their acrobatics are breath-taking. And we still have three more semi-finals to go and the results are due about now for today’s show.

Somebody’s dream will come true on Saturday – so good luck to all contestants who get through. Commiserations for the acts who don’t get that far, but they have done really well getting to the semi-final stage and should be proud of that.

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Normal service has now resumed

Well, now back to normal! After all my waffling about the Eurovision Song Contest last week, I can now return to my random ramblings about me, and my take on things in my life.

I’m on holiday from work this week, and rather than do my usual ‘nothings’, I’m planning on spring cleaning my flat. I mean my upper-level apartment. Well, that is when I get round to it! I’ve decided not to start it today (well, it is a Bank Holiday) and opted to do nothing instead.

I’ve just looked out of the window to see what the weather is doing, and it doesn’t look too bad – bright but cloudy, so it’s fine. It would still be fine if it was raining though – we can’t do anything about the weather apart from moan – it’s too hot; it’s too cold; it’s too wet; it’s too windy. Well, I’ve decided I’m going to use the phrase ‘it just is!’ no matter what the weather is doing from now on, and just enjoy it. That way, with the Law of Attraction, I’ll be bringing more things to myself to enjoy and less to ‘moan’ about.

Yes. Spring cleaning. My plan is to do each room in turn, quickly. As quickly as I possibly can. I’ve only got five rooms, so it shouldn’t take that long really. I can see myself sitting back when it is all done, congratulating myself on a job well done. That’s my intention. All I need to do is actually make a start. I’ll make a start tomorrow.

I have a tendency to put things off, which can be a problem. I really need to do some exercise to make my body fitter and get more ‘in shape’ so my clothes fit better, and I feel better. I like to go swimming, and when I actually do go, I work really hard and really tone up my body in a very short time. Swimming works wonders for me, but I have to get round to going. Once I have started, there is no stopping me – I go every day and push myself to beat yesterday’s number of lengths swam in the pool – the last time I went, I got up to one hundred lengths in 30 minutes. I don’t know whether that is good or not, but it is good for me. And the weight literally drops off me. I know all of this. I know swimming is good for me. I enjoy swimming. I just never manage to get around to going.

I really need to put my intentions into action. I do at times (I’d intended to start this blog months ago, but only got around to starting it this month) but need to act more often. Like with the weather, I intend to enjoy whatever I do – but I can only do that if I actually do it! Thinking about, or writing about, spring cleaning or going swimming isn’t actually getting it done… the idea’s there, I know that I can do it, I just need to put my ideas into action and reap the benefits from them.

It’s all about taking the first step.

A quote by Martin Luther King, Jr, is mentioned in The Secret regarding this:

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

I have faith in my abilities to do what I want to do. I just have to start.