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The Most Kind-Hearted Man in My Life

My ‘Danny Guy’ as I used to always refer to him, amazes me every single day. He is the most kind-hearted man on earth.

Today I shared a photo of Danny giving platelets at one of the donation centres in Manchester. One his friends commented saying that, “He’s a beautiful man with a beautiful soul.” At first, we both giggled and thought, “Aww how sweet!” Not that I didn’t know already, but it got me thinking about just how much I love him.

He is the sweetest, most caring person I’ve ever known. I used to wonder if I would ever meet anyone as generous and kind-hearted as my grandad. Surely not? But no, I was wrong. Ever since Danny became a significant person in my life, he opened up a whole new world. He has shown me that I can tell him anything and that he won’t judge an inch of my body or my personality.

The kind-hearted man he is and more…

I love his determination to always thrive for bigger and better things. Together we make the perfect pair because we reach our goals together. Even the personal ones, we’re there to support each other to meet them. What’s more is this man’s ability to juggle everything at once. He would have a million things going on but he’s right there whenever you need him. He’s forever making me feel as if nothing else matters as long as I’m happy. Every day is a new adventure. He wants to show me the world.

Danny never stops showing me the importance of happiness.

Without the inspiration of my grandad and Danny, who unfortunately never met or never even knew each other, I wouldn’t have started this blog. Of all the things I’ve been surrounded by, these two have given me a real insight to perseverance. No matter how hard times get, how difficult it can be to tackle obstacles, it’s important to believe in what matters, what’s always mattered. And that’s having each other. With grandad, it was always about being yourself and seeing how you grow as a person. With Danny, it’s that and more…

Grandad never stopped showing how much he loved those who were close to him. He did anything and everything he could. One of the biggest hearts who was taken too soon. But I believe in ways, the lessons I learnt from him helped me to mature into the woman I am today. And I couldn’t be more thankful than my path took me back to Danny.

He is everything and more.

To have a man who reminds you of so many things and gives you more than you ever thought the future could hold feels amazing. And at times, I have to remember that I’m living in reality and I really do have him. For all that he is and everything he continues to thrive for, is what makes me love him more and more each passing day.

There’s no other man in the world who I want by my side in everything that I do. He always wants to make a difference. If somebody is in need, he does his damnedest to help in any way he can. Danny always values my opinion and will always respond with honesty. Throughout all that he is, the thing I love the most is how true he is to himself. There’s an incredible amount of kindness in his nature. And he is handsome inside and out. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll ever come across anybody who is as amazing as Danny.

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Valentine’s Day Is Only Around the Corner

Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is approaching? As much of a drag many people think January is, it can’t have gone that slow when we’re in February already! It’s around this time that we see people declaring their love for each other, feeling free and single, or just treating it like any other day of the day. It’s a topic I touched on last year when discussing different views towards Valentine’s Day.

In the past, Valentine’s Day never meant that much to me.

It was always nice to see people being loved up and receiving gifts. But I think we should always show affection to those we love every day of the year. That being said it’s still a day that I look forward to, especially as Danny was the first and only man to wish me a happy Valentine’s Day back then. I’m more lucky than ever to still have him by my side today these years later. The list of reasons why I love him is bigger than the 20 I mentioned last year.

My forever love 

Our love grows stronger and we become more devoted the more years that go by. And Me and Danny will be moving into a new house which we are extremely excited to make into our home. The contracts are signed, we’ve purchased our couch, a brand new TV amongst many other bags of things. It’s starting to feel so real.

Who reckons I’m going to cry when we the house for the first time? I’m sure I will. When the day arrives, no doubt I’ll be emotions. But it’ll be with high spirits of knowing how happy the rest of my life is going to be with Danny.

Stay posted

Neither of us can contain our excitement. And I look forward to sharing a post all about our moving in journey. Keep a look out on my blog next month to read all about it. The excitement is unreal! For now, you can follow Tasha’s Lifestyle on Twitter for other little updates.

love and a love heart written in the sand

Life Wouldn’t Be the Same Without You

Imagine if there was one person who wasn’t in your life anymore. Someone who shows you the true meaning of love. Can you think about how it would completely change everything? I can and it’s a thought that would make things unbearable if it ever happened. But it also came to me that, as much as I know what people and things mean to me, writing about them reveals just how much.

Thinking about the past… in a good way.

Looking back is a big thing for me. This isn’t to dwell on sad times or the wrongdoings. When you think about it, every single mistake you think you’ve ever made, along with the things you could’ve done better, they have made you who you are. Looking back helps me to see how I’ve shaped and grown into the woman I am today. Every single decision no matter how big or small plays a huge part. Thinking about who’s been there along the way make it all the more important.

When they just get you…

There’s no one other than Danny who gets me and can figure everything out right to the core when it comes to how I’m feeling. He’s also a pro at knowing what I can achieve and just how far we can make it together. Aside that he’s the most caring, generous and kind hearted person in my life. Every day he does something to show that he is each of those qualities and so much more.

You know when Lilo screams into her pillow after arguing with her sister? Well Danny is my pillow during all of the times I want to let my feelings out. He also gives the most amazing hugs when you want to say nothing at all. He is my everything all in one. And he shows me the best meaning of love.

Life wouldn’t be the same without you.

I can’t imagine accomplishing half of the things I have without Danny by my side. And it’s not just that. Wondering where I would be without him in my life is very difficult to imagine. He says its something I’ll never have to face though. Some might say it’s soppy but if I didn’t get the chance to tell Danny I love him every day and vice versa or know just how much we mean to each other, loving someone wouldn’t be as meaningful. Since the moment we became closer than friends, he changed my life forever.

Message of this short and sweet post: never take people for granted. Live for the small moments as well as the big ones. Be there for others as much as they are there for you. And don’t ever let go of the people who love you just as much as you love them. Everyone has their own meaning of love and Daniel has shown me what mine means to me.

Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year and looking for the perfect gift? Take a look at these beautiful Rhodos Roses from Prestige Flowers.

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You’ve Got This, Together You Can Face Anything

Trust in whatever will be. Will it be everything you want? I think if you really know, you just know. But if not there’s always time to get back up again and fight for the things you do want. If someone has 100% given their heart to you and you trust them completely, your bond can only get stronger.

Exciting times can come with opinions, buts, what ifs etc.

You never know exactly what’s going to happen in the future. But being around the right people and thinking positively can make a huge difference. The energy can be so uplifting. But to be honest even if it’s only you and one other person, you can both make a great difference in each other’s lives.  If you have someone who you love unconditionally, show them your love every day. Even a simple reminder can make all of the difference.

You can constantly be annoyed at the little things that bug you from whoever in either of your lives. Or you can choose to put those annoyances aside and spend more time on the things that make you the happiest version of yourselves. Together is when you’re the happiest.

There’s someone in your life who you could never replace.

Not that you would ever try anyway but just think about this for a minute. He has taken you on the biggest adventures, been the reasons behind most of the biggest smiles on your face, stood by you in all of your decisions and compliments every inch of you.

You’ve always thought he’s too nice. You tell him all of the time. But maybe you just have to accept that’s part of his nature. You’re loved by such a kind-hearted man. He never wants you to feel alone. And well, you never have to because he’s always there for you. Seeing you happy is what makes him happy.

The two of you have a different kind of love.

It’s not about being perfect. It’s how you both devote yourselves to one another and want the best for each other, that makes it so special. From the tears he’s wiped from your eyes, being there through times you don’t even understand, to the many magical moments you’ve shared – listen to him when he says, “You never need to worry about a thing.”

Right now you’re both feeling something that you never have before.  A massive amount of excitement. You’re facing a huge commitment. But guess what? It isn’t scary and there’s no need to worry because it’s going to be amazing. You know why? Together you can face anything. You both deserve to go out there and find the greatest happiness there is. Give each other the best life you possibly can and always be there for each other as you always have been.

Be the best for each other.

It doesn’t matter about what others have got, how they look or what they think of you, this is your lives. You think he hasn’t got everything he needs but he tells you that you’re more than he imagined he could ever have. You think the same about him too so quit it with that worrying head of yours and “keep your head up high” just as your mum has always told you to since being a little girl.

No amount of people who come in and out of your lives, new scenery or life adaptations can change a thing between the both of you. Together, you can face anything.

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Looking Towards the Future Is Such an Exciting Thing

Earlier me and Danny were talking about how we can wish the week away wishing it was Friday as soon as Monday arrives. We all wish for a longer weekend, right? It’s not so good to wish your life away but of course, it’s always nice to have things to look forward to.

We’re using small milestones to reach our goal of getting the house. The excitement is killing us inside but we want to wait until we’re further into the process so we know for sure that, without a doubt, it’s really happening.

While I’m on a positive trade of thought towards the future, there are a few things that have been on my mind recently.

I’m in one of the happiest places I’ve ever been.

You know when you’re sat there thinking “I’m really happy where I am right now?” Well, that’s how it is at the moment. And it’s only going to get better. If we both keep working hard and stay motivated, the journey we’re sharing is going to become even more incredible.

The worrier I used to be doesn’t exist as half as much as it used to. Being yourself is the best way forward and having someone who loves every inch you inside and out, is my version of perfect. The reality is, he goes above and beyond everything I’ve ever dreamt of.

Having patience really does help you.

Sometimes you want things to happen right here and now. But looking towards the future is so much better, as you can see how worthwhile it really is. If everything happened exactly when you wanted it to, surely you’d run out of things to look forward to? I think it leads to more excitement when you’re closer to such an important event in your life.

Patience helps you to be healthier mentally. You’re not stressing about what’s to come. You simply live in the moment and know that time will take its course. Good things are coming, you have to keep believing that they will.

There’s no one else on earth I want to share my future with.

I couldn’t be more sure about this one. He’s the one person I want to experience the same old things with and all of the new. Danny has taken me on the biggest journey of my life and it’s only going to get more amazing. How does he put up with my weird, random antics? We’re a right pair! Just the other day we were both in stitches in public and laughing together is one of my favourite things to do.

Count your lucky stars when you have someone and something to hold onto forever. Use each experience to go from strength to strength. Together, you can get everywhere you want to go regardless of what anybody else thinks.

What have you been feeling excited about recently as you’re looking towards the future?

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The Moment You Start to Feel Like You Again

Do you have a period in your life where you wish you could feel like you again? Of course you do. That’s because we all do. It’s called being human. There are times where we feel like we might have stopped making an effort, or making the effort is what drains you.

Remember to not lose sight of the things that make you happy and make you feel your best.

How amazing is the feeling when you start to feel like you again?

Last weekend was the first time I’ve had my hair done in three months. I went for the full pamper – highlights, cut, blow dry and treatment. And wow I feel as if I look like me again! I couldn’t stop feeling my hair to feel how much healthier it was. I didn’t care if no one noticed because I felt amazing!

Maybe I’ll get round to painting my nails some time soon as I keep saying I will…

Back to the things I love.

Today is the first time in two weeks that I’ve posted on Instagram. I usually have stock of photos ready to upload multiple times in the week. But I finally got around to editing a few this evening. And with Amsterdam coming up at the end of next month, there’s bound be loads more new travel shots coming your way.

And here I am writing a blog post. You hear of many people saying that they’re “neglecting” their blog. But in my eyes, I post when I have the right motivation to do so. I don’t believe the whole “bad blogger” thing.

Exciting things are happening.

Very serious times now. No more nipping in that shop to see what cute top is on offer. It’s all about keeping extra money aside for our future. Me and Danny are finally hitting an exciting step in our lives. There are months to go but we can’t wait to make a house our home if all goes to plan. As Danny said the other night as he ran and kissed me good night, “Tasha… it’s happening!”

Anyone who knows me understands how long I’ve waited for it all the start happening. I’ve been buying kitchen utensils, bathroom furnishings, and new bedding for the past two years. Yeah we’ll see different sides to each other considering we’ll be living together but I don’t doubt for one minute that we’ll ever grow to hate each other.

Being happy in the moment and looking forwards the future…

I’ve learnt to ignore anyone’s comments that are nothing but positive. The future will be amazing because we’re going to make it amazing, having each other, just as we always have. We have worked so hard to head in this direction stepping closer to something we’ve dreamt of for years. No one is going to change that.

Is there anything that’s happened recently to make you feel like you again? Have you got any exciting news? Tell me in the comments below.