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The result of these methods is said to turn your body into a ‘fatigue-fighting machine’…I’m not so sure these have the ability to transform a human into something bionic but I’m sure they’d do something  just as effective (only slightly less risky, I hope.)

So here goes… five exhilarating ways to instantly boost your energy:

FIND SOMETHING RED: It’s odd maybe, well actually, it’s not. red is an emotive colour that is capable of physically changing the body: it enhances blood pressure and can boost heart rate. It’s known as a ‘stimulant colour’…
YAWNING – seems trivial and obvious right? But yawning is a way of cooling of your brain, and hence re-energizing it. (Fun fact: did you know the average yawn lasts for 6 seconds? Well, the more you know!)
RUNNING/ WALKING- 2 hours…that’s how many hours of energy on average you will have after only a brief 10 minute walk.
GET ON YOUTUBE- run and tell your parents: watching videos like dancing hamster (or ay other hilarious creation) will boost your blood pressure and increase heart rate, hence leaving you with a new and energised self.
CHIA SEEDS- sprinkle some of these around! (Preferably keeping them on your salads, thanks). They are choka-bloka with Vitamin B, protein and fibre.
STRETCH!- Bored? Tired? Lacking energy? Try this: stand in the doorway facing forwards with your feet several inches apart. Reach the sides of the frame, now grab the frame with your fingers and push your chest forwards, until you feel a stretch in your torso and back. Hold this for 30 seconds. The exercise stimulates the ‘sympathetic nervous system’; this hence, is clearly a beneficial little stretch.

Liebster awards|BLOG TEAM UP


So about three and a quarter billion years ago (a month…literally 30 days) The Girl On The Bench nominated this swanky junior account to take part in ‘The Liebster Awards’. Sounds flash right? I cannot even physically say the damn word- and no, I haven’t tried.

But basically,  I answer 11 questions, no-one reads them, and I pass a different 11 onto the next person/s…finish my sentence. But besides the joking, this is a way to bring bloggers together, so DO IT OR DIE! (But wait, it’s my go first, back off)

  1. What song best describes your life right now?

*Frantically locates iphone and destroys itunes search bar*

Initial overly-dramatic answer: See You Again- Wiz Khalifa.

Now this is not just because this Wiz guy/girl has a crazy-mc-crazersten name, as myself (Sukhi Ruparelia). Don’t even try. It is because of the STUPID S-E-V-E-N week summer holidays, meaning I haven’t seen my fellow amigos’ in d e c a d e s. And the line “i’ll tell you all about it when I see you again” seems of extraordinary relevance at this delicate point in my ever so sore life.

I would give some type of mella dramatic d e e p answer to this but the itunes charts aren’t offering me that particular option right now. Damn you Apple.

2. What’s one memory that you wish you could relive?

tumblr_lxzetbl4nz1qcbsgdo1_500_largeThe past. Welcome to dramatic central. I don’t believe in looking back at mistakes and changes you could or would of made steps to avoid; what’s done is done and there is not a thing on this earth which can change that. Learn from the mistakes made at present, learn from them now, and let them fade. Don’t dwell. It’s not going to change a thing.

*end of unpredicted and quite frankly unnecessary counselling session*

3. Nandos level of spice?

I don’t get Nandos. I never get asked how much spiciness I should allow myself. How is a girl to know. Please send help. End of examination.

4. Three things that you love about yourself

tumblr_n64uue4CJw1slpi32o1_500(1) My friends and family (yes they are part of my life, they are part of me. Leave.), (2) my ability to surprise myself (I’ll leave that open to interpretation…), and (3) my shoes…they are also a part of me. A girl has got to have her shoes.

5. If you could live the life of one fictional character who would you be?

A fictional character…like um, one of the fictional ones. Maybe a character from Eastenders. Hell, they get paid alot. *Completely dodges point of question*

But seriously…probably, I don’t know. Help.

6. Where is your happy place?


With my family/ in my bed. The two are inseparable. One simply cannot outweigh the other- except for the bed aspect.

7. What is your favourite quote?

*Frantic Google search of “inspirational quotes” returning “About 92,100,000 results”- shut up, Google.*

“You’ve got what it takes, but it will take everything you’ve got.”

Just re-read that again.

No more to say. Inspiration sh*t works- curtsy of Google enterprise.

8. Winter or Summer?

tumblr_nr1c40SsWn1re3kvuo1_500Autumn. Yeah, I went there beach. It is just SO DAMN PRETTY! And does a shed load of good for my instagram posts. Follow me- self promo achieved. *Realises the World Wide Web is a large target, backs off*.

But a combo of the summer warmth with the winter setting and snow would be nice please.

9. One piece of advice you would give your younger self?


Calm. I am Calm.

10. If you could do one thing for the rest of your life with guaranteed success what would it be?

Be in love? No? Oh, okay. Next.

11. What makes you happy in 10 words?


Achieving something utterly unexpected with the benefit of other people. (BOOOOOOSH.)

IT’S OVER…to you. Here are:

liebster-5The Rules… (100% not copy and pasted)

Should you accept this award, here are the rules:

Acknowledge and accept the Liebster Award by leaving a comment on the blog where you were nominated.

Copy and paste the Liebster Award logo onto your own blog.

Link back to the blogger who awarded you.

Answer the 11 questions put to you by the person who nominated you.

Nominate and link to 3 to 11 other blogs you enjoy that have less than 3000 followers or are less than 12 months old.

List 11 questions for your Liebster Award nominees on your blog.

Inform your nominees by leaving a comment on their blog.

I nominate for this ever so prestigious internet blogger award:Liebster-1

  1. RisaBerry
  2. Snack On Life, Freshie 
  3. Pastel Pixals 
  4. Not Girly, kinda Nerdy 
  5. Pastel Sparkles 
  6. My Fancy Notebook 
  7. Mute Style

And my ever so flash questions for those stated above are:

  1. What is one ambition in your life you feel you will never complete? (and why?)
  2. Is there anything you have strived to do but never have due to the influence of a factor you feel is uncontrollable? (i.e. afraid of judgement, lack of confidence)
  3. Biggest pet peeve? Why?
  4. Dogs or cats…or both?
  5. Have you any interesting hidden quirks?
  6. A job you hate with a high pay rate or a job you adore paying next to nothing?
  7. Personality over looks?
  8. What is the first thing you notice when meeting someone new?
  9. Desired future career?
  10. What made you get into blogging?
  11. Three things on your bucket list?

There you have it! If anyone, anywhere found some sense of interest in my somewhat desperate attempt at answering questions which quite frankly are beyond my level of understanding…I praise you! You’re stamina must not be undermined.

Thank you for reading, or whatever the hell you’re doing here!

S x

Phobia Fever

Having a phobia to something means you strongly fear and dislike. Or in an informal dictionary an abnormal fear which describes me to be honest.

These days people and society judge you for what you love and hate. I am forever getting judged for my phobias because they are not the norm ( i hate that word so much, normmm EW. I actually think I have a phobia of the word norm ) Anyway, I have 4 main fears. Balloons, Electric shocks, bowling and Tomatoes.


Before i tell you about my experiences I thought it would be a great idea to suggest ways which may help your phobias.

  • keep a journal
  • create a fear ladder like a timeline
  • self rewarding
  • relaxing music and meditation
  • record your dreams
  • talk to people

I find that these help with associating your fears with good things and not all bad. Try them out!

My balloon phobia ( also known as Globophobia ) sprouted when I was around the age of 7. I was at a kids birthday party and obviously there were balloons. My uncle started chasing me around the hall and popping them as he went and at such a young age I was petrified and screaming and crying. I now, at the age of 15, cannot touch or go near balloons. They generally make me nervous. So thanks for that Uncle. Weirdly enough this is one of the most common phobias which  affects nearly 3% of the world’s population. FASCINATING!


Electric shocks I think Is pretty standard but I take it to the next level. Once I was shopping by myself. There was no stairs or anything just this one lift. I was alone and too scared to press the button to call the lift so I waited half an hour for someone to eventually walk over to the lift. I actually just stood there like a moron, what is life. So yes, sadly I have Electrophobia.

I know you are probably thinking “bowling”. How can you be scared of bowling? Well, as a young child I used to have the same nightmare, night after night. It was me bowling in an alley. These 3 butch men would always come and chase me with this giant bowling ball. It doesn’t even sound like a nightmare but I would cry everytime. It is so weird how a dream can influence your actual life and phobias.

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Lycopersicoa is the fear of tomatoes. I saved the worst one til last. My fear of the tiny red things is actually out of this world. Looking at it, Saying the name, hearing the name, even typing tomato makes me feel giddy so I am going to refer to it as Flamingo. I have never eaten a flamingo and only touched it once. Like today at school my friend got a bag of flamingos out of her bag and I walked out the room because I couldn’t deal with the stress. I have honestly never had a bad experience with a flamingo but I just hate them so much tHEY MAKE ME ANGRY!  Sorry I have calmed down now. 

All of my phobias show that you can get them from anywhere. A dream, childhood or even no where atall. And remember that people with all ages have phobias so you are not alone.


Please comment below what phobias you have and if any of the curing methods helps?

Thank you for reading



Are you the kind of person who i stuck in the 18th century but living in the modern day because same. i am lost and someone needs to rescue me because i cannot stop buying vintage belongings. I am literally obsessed with old cameras. i love them alot.

I recently purchased  the Polaroid instax mini 8 camera for my birthday, 28th February ( yep, put that into your diaries ). Before i purchased it i was reading up on all the latest blogs and youtube videos on the reviews and do’s and don’t s so i thought i would jump right into the band wagon and write my own.

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I have it in baby blue ( my favourite colour ) but it also comes in raspberry, grape, white, pink, yellow and black. I believe it is the perfect size because it is small enough to slip into your handbag,  not too big to hold and not too heavy either. Fuijfilm are really onto a winner here.

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Tips and tricks:

  • Always check what setting you are on because this can result in your photo being fabulous or a disaster.
  • Do not put your finger over the flash even though it goes off everytime. If you would rather not have a flash then put duck tape over it.
  • Always carry spare film with you because you never know when you are going to run out
  • Do not open the back when you can still see the yellow tape because this means you still have film left.
  • and have FUN!

The film. Make sure you bulk buy because this way saves you alot of money. The film is very expensive but cheapest on eBay and Amazon. Normally averaging around at £1 per photo which is hella expensive, like what even?

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Storing your photos is another important subject to think about. Whether you love to display or scrap book, either way they have to be safe. I personally store my pictures up on a pinboard in my room which i think looks really cute and cool. Others prefer to have them in a safe album which i also do. You could drape them along your room with string and pegs or put them in a photo frame. It is really up to you.

Make sure you have fun with your camera. It is such a great piece of equipment to have because for some reason i treasure my polaroids alot more than normal pictures off my phone. I do not know why we get a thrill from photos being printed out instantly.

Hope you consider getting this fabulously, greatly, amazeballs camera. ( yes i just said amazeballs )

Thank you for reading


Six Pack Saturday|| Abs or Flabs?

Just to clarify, I am not some macho body builder with a 96 pack- neither can I advise you on how to be. This is either because I am the living equivalent of a doughnut or it is physically impossible to obtain a 96 pack of anything other than sausages.

So why am I, a highly skilled couch potato, writing a fitness post? I asked myself the same question. But I reckon I could have a jolly good go at it, so here it is- my guide of rambling nonsense about the ins (and outs) of abdominal fitness.


Upon one of my un-motivational Sunday-days, I decided I would get a six pack. So I took the treacherous journey up to my bedroom, and did some sit-ups. As you can imagine I was highly disappointed when I awoke the next morning to find the same tyre of a stomach I had 24 hours ago. So I formulated a routine; which consisted of:

  1. 50 ‘normal’ crunches (legs on the floor)
  2. 50 ‘perpendicular’ crunches (legs raised 90 degrees to your body)
  3. 50 leg raises
  4. 50 V-Up crunches
  5. 50 bicycle crunches
  6.  …a plank.

Now for a couch potato, this was torture. Doing 251 individual exercises before bed meant I often fell asleep whilst planking- a rather awkward and frankly uncomfortable position to spend the next 8 hours in.

The first plank of the routine lasted 1:00, by which 60 seconds felt more like 60 years and left me looking like a 50 year old with severe sunburn. Never the less, my headphones and I managed to battle through, increasing the duration by a whopping 10 seconds each day.

Today is the 2 month anniversary of the routine (


So there you have it! My daily ‘fitness’ routine (ft. a shed full of useless jibber jabber about couch potatoes and sausages). Once more I sincerely apologise for the general nonsense I have just spent the last 5 hours writing, I hope it provides some vague interest!

Thank you for reading,

S x


Hiya and welcome to PlotTwist,

Lets get blogging shall we…

I am pretty sure we have all heard of Children In Need before, the British charity which is hugely successful thanks to BBC. So you must be wondering why i am making a blog about it. Well my fellow reader i will tell you…


Late 2013 ( i know like 2 years ago but lets go with the flow ) Sukhi and i where crazy enough to believe that we can help to raise some money for the desperate people Africa. So guess what we did? We got our pen and pads and put our heads together. We decided to put on our onesies, yes a all in one pyjama suit, and go for a walk in London.

Sukhi and I, 2013.

We hopped on train and made our way to the capital of England after several hours of mentally preparing ourselves for the humiliation we were about to experience. We walked from Big Ben to Buckingham palace and then went to madame tussauds. This really tired me out, like proper panting because i am so unfit.I had a wave at the Queen and a sit on the stone lions. Standing and posing with all the famous people in Madame Tussauds was also great, got my selfies with Justin Bieber, One Direction, The Beatles, Royal Family, James Bond, Shrek and many other amazing people. Luckily it was a gorgeous day for once but not so lucky for the idiots walking around in big fat onesies. ( that was us ).


I can ensure you that we did have many dirty looks, many stares, alot of comments plus we were boiling hot, like proper roasting. But hand on my heart it was 100% worth it. Sukhi and I can proudly say that we collected and raised £215.60. *inserts applauding sound affect*


The reason i decided to blog about this even though it was 2 years ago and we look awful in the pictures ( sorry about that ) is to encourage you all to go and do something for charity. It is so rewarding and makes me very happy. I literally walked around London and raised £100’s. Sometimes we just that little bit of motivation to get off your bum, turn off the TV and go outside and do something good for once. So consider this motivation. I challenge you to put your brain to work, think of something inspiring.  Let your imagination go wild! I BELIEVE IN YOU ! It would be great if you commented below what goals you have set yourself and you could bounce ideas off eachother!

Expect more charity based blogs because:

  • I want to work for charities when i am older so i am heavily involved with my aunties charity based in South Africa.
  • Sukhs and i have started to plan another event which will hopefully raise more than before. So look forward to a post about that. ( hint hint, it involves roller coasters and long hours )
” Abbie is raising money for BBC Children In Need “

I am not quiet sure how to sign off as this is my first post. I will be posting every Wednesday and Sukhi every Saturday. If you did like this blog ( i hope you did ) then stick around for more and go like and follow and comment what kind of posts you would like to see next on our channel. I love you, and hope you have the best day today.

Please bear in mind that Sukhi and I are going to have different styles of blogs to hopefully reach out to a larger audience. They will differ so stick with us ☺️☺️ please leave suggestions x


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