Friday, 18 July 2014

Embracing the Calm After the Storm!


Well, it's certainly been some time since my last blog post - I shudder to think of how long, at how quickly time has disappeared and gone forever from my life. Quick, super-fast and above all, pretty uneventful.

On reflection, I guess I have achieved some things: I've completed my first aid training, met with friends, been at work and I've also been listening to quite a lot of music. Reading has also been quite prominent lately and I've enjoyed burying myself in someone else's life, even if it has only been fictional. Certainly I've been taking time out for myself, which was so needed after I sunk into depression a few months ago. I can never pin-point what gets me down, however I can definitely compare my moods to the changes in the weather. One day I'm sunny, happy and smiling, then the next I'm hiding from a harsh blizzard.

Ultimately, I've sat out the storm, sometimes it was as though my house would cave in, in that - it was a struggle to see the positivity and promise life had to offer. Now, with the storm thundering away on the horizon; I can embrace the new day, the sun and the warm waves of love flowing through me. Wow, deep? I know.
I most definitely haven't felt in the mood to write blog posts about makeup and such-like. But it's nice enough to pop along here today for a quick update.

I have so, so many things to blog about. Idea's to share and life changes I'm still mulling over in my mind. I certainly feel like I'm at a crossroad in my life right now, so I'm just taking the time to make sure I happily skip along the right path :)

I want to show you some of my thrifty buys - I'll be back next week with some of those!

Have a great weekend, lets hope the weather stays nice ;)

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

My Week in Pictures!


Good Afternoon, Just a quick one today - I'm on a mission to get the house a little tidier as it's looking a little bit rough around the edges right now!

I've had a pretty random week to be honest. I've been feeling pretty down lately with my bipolar and that has been obvious, to me, in my writing; needless to say, all of the blog posts I've written this week have remained as drafts.

So that has been a bit of a struggle these past weeks - especially when I've had so much going on, where I've had to be a smiley happy person and all I've wanted to do is stay in bed and sleep. But, whatever, that's not healthy for anyone now is it?! .......I'm feeling a bit better now, so fingers crossed the sun will come out and my mood will continue to improve!

Here are a few pictures from my week, some from my camera and others from my instagram.

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Sunday, 25 May 2014

Stumbling Bare Foot, Breaking the Rules and Having an Ouchy Moment!


Hello and Happy Sunday to you!

On Friday I disappeared for a couple of days to Great Yarmouth, to a resort called Potters; It was a birthday celebration weekend and everyone appeared to be in high spirits. Not my birthday of course, but my Mum's and a few of her friends' as well. Potters were holding a motown, soul type evening; we had a massive five course meal first. Ouchy (especially after eating quite a large picnic a few hours previously) in my not so tummy disguising red dress!

Drinks were also inclusive - of course, I had good intentions of not over-drinking - but being such a lightweight when it comes to alcohol, I do seem to easily break my 'I will not get too drunk and embarrass myself' rule.
Well, I don't embarrass myself per se, but do tend to feel a little out of control after only a glass or two of wine...... singing happily and talking a load of crap mainly!! Normal stuff really!

So after an evening of eating, dancing and drinking we stumbled bare foot, back to our rooms - well, I did anyway! Lots of water, not too much sleep and a shower later, I'm feeling more myself.

So, that was my weekend - well, half of it anyway. I love a good bank holiday weekend....Gav and I are trying to decide what to do today, maybe take the kiddies to the park? Maybe sort the house out - although, that's boring right?

One thing I'm sure of: I'm not eating much for the next couple of days - I may even start my running up again. I feel so sluggish and puffy after all that eating and drinking. I need healthy food, plenty of water and exercise!

Have a lovely Bank Holiday weekend whatever you're up to :)