The power of the mask

How true is this….

This is the beauty I am using at the moment by The Body Shop

I think using a face mask a few times a week does you the world of good. There’s some really affordable ones out there to the damn right pricey.

You got peel off, clay, sheet and overnight ones. Probably missed some other types out.

Take your pick and have fun 🌸

When things get in the way

I have to first of all apologise for the lack of posts this month…

I have been to a few appointments either at the hospital or Drs as its been 4 weeks now since major surgery took place.

Then I have been trying to catch up on my sleep as and when as my body clock is still on the 6am time they woke you up at the hospital.

Then I’ve been spending time with my boyfriend. We tend to only go on our phones if needed when together as we cherish our times together.

March hopefully with a little bit of planning will be lots of content and thank you so much for being understanding 😘

The next post will be my February monthly favourites so keep your eyes open for that… Probably Tuesday.

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Things that make us all happy……


MORE SLEEP

At the end of the day you can’t wait to get in your bed, to get warm, snuggle in and sleep your senses away. Then in the morning you don’t want to get up and snooze god knows how many times. Sleep is great so never deny yourself it. Get as much as you can

MORE MUSIC

I know music makes my day a happy one. A tune that takes you right back and makes your heart sing as well as you singing along. Music is so powerful, whether it’s a song or instrumental.

MORE TEA

It doesn’t have to be Tea. Just your favourite hot beverage that makes everything better for that moment in time. Mines a Options mint hot chocolate. Delicious. Come to think of it, it doesn’t make any difference if it’s a hot or cold drink it’s just one that makes you go mmmmm.

MORE BOOKS

A good book can make you happy and intrigued for hours. Some people just can’t stop buying books and divulging into them. Others just plod on through one but are equally as thrilled with the book.

MORE SUNSETS

When there’s better weather, a beautiful sunset makes you go wow and it’s so pretty to look at, until the sky goes black. Appreciating all the beauty of it. Then it’s a while til you see something so picturesque again. So if you can, get your camera out.

MORE CREATING

whatever form of creativity makes you happy, do it. Whether it’s writing, drawing, art and crafts or creating something on a bigger scale. Personally myself I like to dabble in a bit of all sorts.

MORE LONG WALKS

 

Going on a walk, either on your own, with a friend or a lover…or even in a group is really enjoyable if you have a lovely destination at the end of it and obviously the company makes it worth its while too.

MORE LAUGHTER

I will forever say this…Laughter is the best medicine, and the best form of therapy.  You won’t ever feel unhappy after laughing and that’s why i think it’s such a magical thing.

MORE HUGS

Giving someone a hug is a gift that can mean so much in a time of need, and can definitely turn a frown upside down. Most people love a hug. There is the few that aren’t fans.

 

MORE DREAMING

I don’t mean those dreams you have in your sleep that are all higgledy piggledy and don’t make sense at all. I’m on about the ones you want to become a reality. The ones you can work towards to make you happy as Larry. Keep dreaming and make them as big as you like.

MORE ROAD TRIPS

Nothing beats a road trip, with the best playlist and a friend who lets you forget all your worries and sing like a cat pissing in a biscuit tin. You don’t have to do them all the time but every once in a while if someone asks you, go. You’ll be smiling there and back for sure

MORE FUN

Fun can be anything you want it to be and as long as it’s making you happy and it’s not illegal, carry on having as much of it as you can. Fit some fun into your day and wear that grin with pride.

MORE LOVE

Love comes in all shapes and sizes and you can love a person, place or a thing.  The world needs more love and I tell you when you feel loved it’s a wonderful feeling. Love with your head and heart, body and soul.

What makes you Happy?

This valentines day

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Valentines Day is the one day of the year when you all declare your love to your other half or a admirer / crush.

It is very hyped up and retailers make things twice as expensive because they know you will spend it if you really want it. People go all slushy on social media and try to out do each other.

I guess this is the first year in ages that I’ve been in a relationship and other years I’ve just been ‘ oh it Valentine’s Day, how many cards will come through my door….zero 🙈

I think that yes it’s lovely to have a special day like we do for Christmas but blink and you miss it

I am a sucker however for a good old love song, so here’s a throwback playlist I found on Spotify

As I’m writing this it’s the day before Valentines. I won’t be seeing my boyfriend til the 15th so I’m going to make Valentines a self love day. So tonight I’m going to get everything ready to grab tomorrow.

This will include things such as

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I could go well over the top but it’s just to make me feel good. I don’t know what the plans are when I see the other half. Just seeing him will be enough.

Hope you have a lovely day whatever you decide to do.

❤️

My current reads

I am not one to just stick to one book at a time so at the mo I have 3 that are in my to read pile.

I remember watching this on BBC with Sheridan Smith playing the role of Lisa Lynch. A woman who blogs about her cancer struggles but never let’s it define who she is. It’s been a while since I watched it so when I saw this book on the shelf for £1 I thought I must get this and read it.

I have suffered with anxiety for as long as I have been a teenager. So a very long time. Anything that gives me tips on how to combat it and maybe even get rid of it is worth a try. I know the speakmans do wonderful things with people with severe anxiety, fears and phobias. I am eager to get stuck into this book.

I absolutely love reading words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama online so thought if I can find a book of them then I’d buy it. It was only £3 so it was silly not to get it. Have read a few pages and I feel inspired by his words. You would too I just know it.

What books do you have on the go?

Had a little bit of a break

I’ve been a bit quiet haven’t I?

I had my surgery on Wed 22nd of January and all went well.

I was home 6 days later.

I feel so lucky because if when they opened me up and all was stuck together I’d still be in hospital with more than what I did have done.

Even though I have touched on here about having a stoma bag for my wee I don’t want to talk too much about it as some readers may be grosed out.

So I have just started a 2nd blog that I’ll be posting on once a week talking about living with a bag. Some health tips too.

If you want to be super lovely come and follow me here at www.stomabaglife.co.uk

Don’t worry posts on HOLZIELOVES will still be regular. Just give me a few weeks if it’s slow to build up my stamina of writing again.

Love you all 😘

JANUARY FAVOURITES

What feels like the longest month is nearly over… Its been a roller-coaster one for me with having an op but there have been some lovely things also that have made my January be filled with smiles.

Let’s start with

MY PURPLE SUITCASE

I searched high and low for a suitcase as I needed one for all my worldly goods at the hospital, and just at the last minute I found this one for £30. It’s called a Grant carry on case if you were looking for one too. I know that if I need to spend the night away this beaut will be coming with me.

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MUSIC OF THE MONTH

If you like listening to covers of songs then you may like to take a nosey at

Joseph Vincent

This one I’ve picked out is actually his own I believe. He has such a lovely tone to his voice

FOOD I’M LOVING

There were these sitting on a shelf asking to be bought so I couldn’t say no.

I love white chocolate and these didn’t let the side down. Truly delicious. Hopefully I can find them again as they were from a small shop.

FISHCAKE SANDWICH

Whether you like a bap or bread, you got to try mushy peas on the bottom then a fishcake. Chips are optional.

I’ve always loved fishcakes since I was little but never tried this and if I feel like treating myself this will be it.

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WORD OF THE MONTH

‘Unstoppable’

The song by Sia gave me the inspiration. I knew I had a tough end to the month, so the lyrics and that word got me through.

BOOK I RECOMMEND

If you love RuPaul or Drag Race you will love this book he bought out.

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It’s full of positivity and inspirational quotes like this one for example

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I love RuPaul as a person and not just as a performer.

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

This one describes me I guess and I love it when a quote speaks volumes.

What have you enjoyed this month?