Hello Everyone


It has been a very long time since I last posted. I would love to be posting regularly again.

I feel a quick reintroduction is needed.


I’m Aaliyah I’m twenty two. I have several physical and mental health issues. Books are and always have been a huge part of my life.

Here are 10 random facts about me:

  1. My favourite food is prawn cocktail crisps, this is the first food that I ate after my kidney transpant in 2003.
  2. I have never watched a Star Wars film! It has never interested me.
  3. Eeyore is my favourite charachter from Winnie the Pooh this is purely because he is purple which is one of my two favourite colours.
  4. I have my own small business with the Body Shop at Home- This started about 18 months ago. https://www.facebook.com/groups/2618814748128838/?ref=share please do come and join its great fun.
  5. During lockdown I started doing jigsaws, I have completed about 3 possibly four.
  6. At this point I’m in the middle of my 6th bullet journal and still love it.
  7. My favourite band is ALL TIME LOW I have been lucky enough to see them in concert.
  8. I don’t like tomatoes but like ketchup.
  9. Unicorns and dragons are tied as my favourite mythical creatures.
  10. I love Harry Potter and have been twice to the studios in London,

I hope you enjoyed and I cant’t wait to keep this up. See you all next time.

Dolphin xx

Book review 

Hello everyone,

I hope everyone is doing well. I have recently finished the above book. I wanted to share my view on it. This book is about a young boy and his mother learning to cope with  his diagnosis of Autism.

I really enjoyed reading it and was impressed by  the sheer dedication that Jenny shows no matter what situation arrives she keeps her head up and continues to fight for her son Evan. The pain and victories I found myself reacting too just as much as she does. I learnt a lot about the condition which is great because several friends have the condition.

This has come at the right time as I needed something to show me that so long as I keep fighting I can get through. There will always be obstacles in life and you just have to remember  that no matter how hard things are you are strong.

Life is a big big challenge we are all fighting lots of battles some physical some mental and some are situational but nothing is permeant.

Sometimes we need to step back and assess the situation from the bigger picture. As well as celebraing the little sucessess everyday.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Vision eco bricks


I am aware I have been very quiet and I apologise life has been hectic.

Back in March I began something called eco bricking. I was completely new to the whole concept. It has now been a few months and I thought I would let you know how this is going.

Eco bricks are a partial solution to our huge plastic problem.

Over the last few months, I have been part of a small group of people who have been cutting, stuffing and weighing plastic into bottles. In order for these bottles to become building blocks they must be a specific weight based on their capacity.

Today our first creation was formed.

The picture above is a stool. Made of twelve two litre bottles. Its completely stable and I have sat on it. Despite the look it is comfortable to sit on. As a community we are hoping to make a bench out side the Church centre but this needs 1,000 bricks (bottles). This is a long term solution but the amazing thing is these can be re used as many times as we would like.

Ecobricks: Plastic, Solved.

Please follow the above link to find out more.

I can’t wait to keep you all updated on our progress.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Dialysis Poem

Hello all,

I have recently joined a group of fellow people with kidney issues, several of us have had dialasis. This poem was shared in the group and I wanted to share it with you all. As a four year old I had this three times a week I am glad I don’t remeber a lot of it otherwise I think I would have nightmares. So here it is.

Dialysis by Kait

If life is for the living then why am I spending it dying?

I live my life day to day wondering will it ever go away?

As I’m hooked to a machine for a chance at another day, cleaning, filtering away any chance I have of living normally again.

I wake up in pain as I run to the bathroom, the sickness in my stomach taking hold, hugging the toilet who at times seems my only friend for the ones I have would never understand the comfort I seek in the porcelain touch.

Hundreds of pills I take that were promised but failed to work, but the hardest pill to swallow is that I am a remnant.

A remnant of the girl I used to be, that happy, carefree girl who didn’t have to watch the clock for medication.

The girl who could walk around a supermarket without almost collapsing because years of steroid treatment has destroyed her legs.

The girl who once woke up loving life.

Now she wakes wondering will the marks that destroyed her body ever leave, the damage done by the drugs be repaired. Will she ever be able to walk unsupported down the isle to the one who promised no matter what he’d never leave the fragile shell she’s become.

Every day I wake should be a blessing but instead it’s a cursed reminder that my body is no temple, it is battered and bruised beyond the promised repair. 

The sickness and the pain I feel is nothing compared to the ache my family feels as they try to understand and I try to explain what I feel but I cannot.

This pill I take.

This pill cannot be washed down with a glass of water.

It cannot be cleaned, filtered by a machine.

If life is spent dying, then why am I so desperately trying to spend it living?
Did you learn something new today? Let me know in the comments.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Eco Bricking


Earlier this week I learnt how to eco brick it was amazing. It’s one way we can all save the planet. 

This is the 500ml bottle it took three people two hours of working on it! 

These can be used for tables, chairs, furnature and so much more. 

I hope you join in and become an eco bricker. 


Please do sign up, you could create a community project and not only socialise but save the planet.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Ps if you have a go please do let me know.

New fact 


I came across this yesterday and I thought it was really really clever.

So far this year I have not actually finished a book yet. I’m hoping to restart in February so look out for that soon.

That’s all for now.

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Happy new year 

Hello everyone,

I can’t believe it is 2019 already!! 

I am hoping to read lots,get a new job and go to some new places such as a local cat cafe and maybe even try an escape room. 

Over the last few weeks I have been very busy.

I have been to the theatre to watch Dick Whittington which was really funny. There were so many moments when I was laughing so hard! 

We spent the day at Chester Zoo which was amazing because I got to see animals I had never heard of. Below are a few pictures.

I also had a wonderful Christmas and new year. I hope you did too. 

What did you do for Christmas and new year? Do you have anything you woud love to try I’m 2019?

Take care,

Dolphin xx

Little bit of creativity 


So although I love to be creative I have had a bit of a block for quite a long time about what to create.

Earlier last week I made some thankyou cards. 

I thought I would share then with you.

I really enjoyed making them and am hoping to make some more but I’m not sure what sort of designs.

Have you got any ideas that I could try?

Take care,

Dolphin xx