I regularly complete survey and have done for the past 7 years.
I know that my sound a bit sad and like i have nothing better to do(sometimes i dont…) but overall i have probably
I-say surveys – You get points and daily emails, adds up quite quick and can be turned into Amazon vouchers.
Money earned has been overall about 250 pounds in Amazon vouchers.
Panelbase Surveys – my favourite account as i have earned the most with them. You can convert your points into either vouchers or straight into your bank account which is what i have done.
Overall ive earned about 300 pounds again.
Crowdology Surveys – Quite easy surveys and not too long but i dont get that many through.
Earned about 70 pounds overall
SurveyBods Surveys – I love this site because its very user friendly and you can do most surveys on your phone as well.
Earned about 200 pounds.
I will of course keep adding to this but at the moment they are the main ones which I have earnt the most from. I also do alot of secret shopping so I will do a blog post about this aswell if anyone is interested??
Arrived in at about 5pm. The flight from Manchester was so speedy I couldn’t believe how quick it was!! Had to get the RER B train to near the centre as apparently, I’m staying in the ‘China town of paris? It’s in the 11thendorsement. I got there and a guy greeted me who had been looking after the cats for a couple of days before hand
He was lovely and from Texas, he was giving me abit of business advice about gembobs crafts… to start to focus more on my customers and not just make all the time which is something I do constantly. I find the business side quite difficult really.
Anyway, we chatted and he showed me how to inject one of the arts as she has diabetes L never done that before so it’s good to know what to do. She is gorgeous and pure white. There is another cat also who has urinary problems!! The apartment is lovely I couldn’t have asked for nicer tbh I feel very lucky. So, I just got my things sorted ECT and headed for bed awaiting the explorations to begin the next day.
So, I’ve come out into the world and I just thought I would wander tbh to see where it takes me
I’m currently in the louvre queue which is MASSIVE OMG. But if I don’t stand in it now I never will so just have got to do it I suppose. It’s quite a nice day so I don’t mind. A girl from lonelyplanets forum messaged me as I said I was in Paris and she is travelling and is here for tonight so we are randomly meeting up!! She seems lovely so hopefully it’ll be good!! (didn’t meet up in the end… it started pouring it down)
The Louvre is AMAZING obviously. It is absolouty massive and I really didn’t expect that. The mona lisa was bigger then I expected. everyone kept saying its tiny but its not that small? I couldn’t get to it though because the room was full of people. Really busy so I didn’t really like that it made me quite anxious and I felt my heart racing so I had to get out. I decided to wander to the Eifle Tower next but it just started raining so I went to a cute little café and sat outside under shelter and had a small tea. Quite nice just to chill for abit because I find it hard to sit down but haing done 20,000 steps approx (I have a fitbit…) I definetly needed to sit down!!
I got back around 6 ish which was perfect. I had a lovely day out and paris is just gorgeous and so so pretty I would love to live here and take some french lessons because the language is lush.
Im going to update on my adventures on things i’ve done in Paris but not log everyday as its very time consuming but I will show pictures etc!
So. here it is my first travel blog entry.
Over this year I made a resolution to myself to be more flexible… to explore new things and not just live my life based on societies and my own rule book. I can’t work a mundane job… I have to be flexible and work around my own routines that I have. So, this year I’ve managed to go to Thailand (very short and abit disastrous but I won’t go into that), Las Palma which was fantastic with my sister Amy. Bergerac in South of France for two-week cat sitting where I had use of a car (which really helped). And not I am in Paris for two weeks, then flying to Madrid after that for two weeks.
So overall compared to the last few years of my life it has been brilliant. I struggle with the language difference and I feel very arrogant because I can’t speak another language. But I may take some classes in either French or Spanish. So, I know this blog is mainly crafts related but I’m think of diversifying it a little bit and adding in a few more sections.
- Home decor
- Saving and money
What do you think?
This is my new project for the weekend. Making these lovely chickens! 😀 I love chickens i have some in my garden so im going to make some stuffed ones.
Heres how to do it :
If you do make some of these please post some pics on here i would love to see them!
You will need
• templates (see below)
• cotton fabric in assorted colours and designs (for the body)
• felt (for feet and comb)
• matching coloured sewing thread
• stranded embroidery thread
• 2 buttons, for eyes
• polyester stuffing
Chicken pattern 1
Chicken pattern 2
1 NOTE The seam allowances are all 1cm, except for the seam-free felt pieces. Download the template and use it to cut out all the body parts from assorted fabrics.
2 Sew the wings, legs and beak with right sides facing, remembering to leave openings in the seams to turn them right sides out.
3 Use a zigzag stitch to attach the felt feet to the leg pieces.
4 Use a zigzag stitch to attach the outer and inner eye pieces to the body piece of the chicken.
5 Sew buttons on as eyes and decorate the outer eyes, body and comb with embroidery stitches, if you prefer.
6 Stuff the chicken legs and turn the beak and wings right side out.
7 Pin the various body parts in place, facing in towards the body. Sandwich the legs between the body and belly parts and sew the belly to the body part.
8 Pin the body pieces to each other with right sides facing and stitch together, leaving an opening at the back.
9 Turn the chicken right side out through the opening and stuff.
10 Hand stitch the seam closed.