Youtuber Review: Louise Pentland, aka Sprinkle of Chatter

I enjoy watching a few Youtubers and every so often I will highlight a favourite Youtuber.

I am not normally into  ‘fashionable Youtubers’ but there are a few I do enjoy.  For three months I have been watching the goings on at Sprinkle of Chatter Towers.   Louise has been on Youtube for years now, with Sprinkle of Glitter and Sprinkle of Chatter, so quite a dab hand. She talks about everyday things, family and relationships as well as lifestyle issues. She is a single parent, which is a bit sad as she seems to be a nice person.

Here is why I enjoy watching Louise’s Videos

Good Stuff:

  1. She has a dry sense of humour
  2.  She is not afraid to be a girly woman and having a bit of fun
  3.  She has ups and downs like all of us
  4. She ends up in surreal situations like  in the UN
  5.  She does somewhat  bonkers interviews
  6. She looks after Darcey well, giving her lots of attention
  7. She can talk about every day stuff without it being tedious.
  8. You can watch her videos with a mug of hot chocolate, on a rainy day and put your feet up (hyggelig)
  9. I got her book from the library which I enjoyed.  I still remember how pink and sparkly it was.

The Bad

She didn’t reply to my posts, but may be because she has so many viewers. I don’t think it is because she is rude.

I can’t believe how tidy her house is, it is so scary!

Coping with Dry January 2017

I don’t generally drink at all, though like many of us we have temptations when people ask us if we would like one.

I have had only had one person this January asking me whether would I like a brandy with my mince pie but that is about it.  My friend also is doing Dry January and we are supporting each other. He doesn’t really drink much either. Dry January is pretty easy for us.

I have been mostly drinking teas and coffees.  I have also gone to apothecaries and specialist London teashops to get loose tea and I enjoy making my own home made tea. I don’t miss alcohol at all and nor non alcoholic wine, and it saves me money. Trying new teas makes my taste buds better.  My friend says that my skin looks great, even though I am in my 50s, and I have hardly any wrinkles.

I have been saving orange rind to make orange flavoured teas but I learned today that it is could cause cancer. I may have to do more research on that.

Last year, I did Dry January and I got a free meal from Strada and a non alcolholic rose. I hope they do the same this year, the meal was excellent.

I have also got a Drink Water App which encourages me to drink water throughout the day. It seems to go off all the time! We all need to drink more water than we do.  I also don’t mix with drinkers or heavy drinkers and avoid a lot  of social networking. I like mixing with ‘doers’ rather than people who just go round chatting and gossiping.

As Millwall supporter, the culture is to drink, but I have never been one for the culture.

Well done to all of you who do Dry  January, you are awesome.

 

London: About time we had Women Only carriages on the Tube

There has been so much violence and sexual assaults on trains and tube trains in London. This has proved that many males are unable to control themselves.

Males nowadays are brainwashed with hardcore porn and seem to be unable to control their urges. It is all very well saying men should control themselves, they should, but some are so opportunist that they can’t. They are risk takers, willing to risk their job and family over a sex assault and a fight.

So, there comes a point that we women need to make a stand against male violence and have our own women only carriages. Other countries do this already like Iran, Japan, Mexico and Brazil and these are just some of them.

My colleague was sexually assaulted on London’s tube network and I remember that she came to work in tears. I have been verbally abused on the train by a group of , and drunk males can be very intimidating and unpredictable. I had this middle aged male touching himself next to me on a crowded train.  I was so shocked I couldn’t move, but I would now. He reminds me that we do need women only carriages.

Some women may not want to use the women only carriages but they will have the choice. I want the choice to use a women only carriage.  I don’t want the fear of violence, abuse, theft and sexual assault when I am travelling. Nothing is every done, as people at the top are still men.

 

LInk to Guardian article on Women Only Carriages https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/aug/26/women-only-carriages-train-passengers-react-to-jeremy-corbyn-idea

Discussion on BBC Newsnight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28h_iz650CE

My friend has to go to Heathrow during the #Tubestrike

I only found about the #tubestrike on Monday 9 January today. ThIs is going to mess up my friend’s travel plans to  Heathrow  Airport on Monday for Chinese New Year.  He  found it really hard to even get flights out during this time as most of the seats were already booked. 

He has given up even trying to get there on Monday on the Piccadilly Line so will go up on Sunday morning, the night before. It will be a lot easier than faffing around getting buses and taxis early on Monday, and battling room with tourists and commuters. Still, it is annoying. The tube strike will start on Sunday 8th January from 6pm and last 24 hours, Zone 1 tube stations will be closed.

I don’t like tube strikes or rail strikes as they affect the economy and disruption people travelling to hospitals, jobs and visiting relatives, some being elderly. And I say this as an Ex-TSSA member and delegate.  Then after the #tubestrike there will be another travel strike, this time Southern Rail staff for three days this week. Most of the staff I expect are Labour supporters and they don’t seem to realise that striking like this just gets travellers’ backs up, even if, in some ways, they do agree with them. Why can’t they find another way, without upsetting the punters? At the end of the day, these strikers are supposed to be ‘at war’ with their employers but they are also ‘at war’ with those who are paying their wages.