July favourites – Currently loving

Its the last day of July and what a lovely glorious one it’s been. Summer is definitely in full swing now. Roll on the next couple of months.

Here’s the best bits from July aka Chapter 7

HOT WEATHER

As I always feel the cold its been so lovely to have hot hot weather. If you aren’t from the UK you won’t know we never get sun this good so it’s quite a treat. I’ve got myself a little tan so I’m happy as I very rarely tan.

SWIMMING COSTUME

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I was drawn to it because of the cactus on it but was utterly blown away when I saw the full price of it in Primark £4…yes I thought you are going in my basket. Can’t say I’d trust it in any swimming pool as it’ll probably be see through but it’s cute.

CATS EYES SUNNIES

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I have a few pairs of sunglasses that I have had for donkeys years so I thought I’d treat myself to a pair on ASOS and these were the ones that drew me in. When they came I was hoping they would suit me as it would have been sad to send them back. Luckily they did. They were £12. I’ve worn them every day since. Thumbs up.

SONG OF THE MONTH

Since I was about 7 I have loved Gabrielle. She’s quirky and her voice really is something else. This is her latest song: SHINE. It is quite catchy. Really hoping she has an album coming out. Will keep my ears open for it.

BULLET JOURNAL

So many times this year I started making a bullet journal and it just didn’t look right, I wasn’t happy with how I was setting it out. I felt unmotivated to carry it on. So I came across this little beauty on Amazon for £4.99 and I thought if this doesn’t work then bullet journaling isn’t for me. We have a winner. It’s kept me very productive and organised. May do a flip through on here at some point.

Finally

QUOTE OF THE MONTH

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I always do this, I like people to feel happy with themselves. You never know how much of a positive impact it would have on someone.

Along with these favourites I have seen two of my lifelong friends get wed a week ago, well their evening do. They had been together 13 years and thought best do it. They live on a farm so the evening do was in a barn. My wheelchair needed a clean when we got home but it was so worth it.

August is only a day away…

let the sun shine on.

Being a tiny bit productive

Those days when you don’t really want to do much but you push yourself to be a little bit productive around the house.

So you start off with a scroll through all your social media platforms and waste like half the morning getting lost in your phone.

Snacks are a must so you go into the fridge and you know you should eat the fruit but a chocolate bar is waving at you. So you do yourself a deal and eat both.

Grabbing your make up bag and pulling up a YouTube tutorial you give it your best shot and hope you don’t look like a clown.

Taking the rest of your day to really chill out and watch your favourite film or series for godness knows how long…it gives you the option to continue watching of course you’re gonna say yes.

Once you’ve done your bits and pieces to end the day like cleaning your teeth you unwind and put your headphones on and listen to your playlists of the moment.

Your lazy days don’t have to just be bed or sofa days. But please know there’s nothing wrong with that.

How do you like to spend a chill day?

Lets go to the beach

Its a week late but i thought I’d write about it anyways.

Last Friday evening my friend Lee who I’ve known absolute ages phoned and said did i want to go to the beach with him…that’ll be lovely i said.

So off we toddled in his car to a beach down on the coast called Lyme Regis. On the way there Lee was getting anxious as his petrol was low and thought we may get stranded. Luckily there was one that was 20 mins from closing and we filled up there.

Finally we arrived and the sun was still out. I got as close as i could to see a decent enough view of the sea. It was lovely and calm.

I have no idea who those two are but sitting on those pebbles can’t be comfy.

We stopped in this little seaside shop that was selling fudge and me having a sweet tooth couldn’t resist. Lee treated us both to some and because it was starting to rain we got in the car and parked as near as we could to the sea front to still enjoy the experience.

So we sat there chatting watching the rain bounce off the windscreen and see the lights across the sea as it got dark quite quickly when it started to rain. We listened to this playlist nearly all the way through before making our way back.

Can’t beat a bit of cheese especially witb your friend. We laughed at a few of them and said oh my i was this old when this song came out. Even though it wasn’t a day at the beach like most people have i really enjoyed it.

Roll on the next time and the next beach.

A little fundraiser

Me and my lovely Mum have come to the same conclusion that my self-propelled wheelchair is not helping either of us… Mum finds it hard to push me as she’s only 4ft 11, she’s no spring chicken and I’m 10 stone…My arms play up too which then I can’t help propel. The most sensible thing is to get a powerchair so I can be more independent.

That’s what I’m looking to get. It’s not cheap and we aren’t rich so I’ve set up a page today.

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I’d be so grateful if you could spare any pennies to help me get about a bit better. No pressure though.

Much loves and I’ll say thank you in advance.

See you in my next post xxx

A year ago today

Some things in life are not planned.
This definitely wasn’t.
One year ago today was when my legs first went into paralysis. I couldn’t move them and had no idea why…

All those blue light visits to hospital and they finally gave it a name FND (functional neurological disorder).

Still a year on i don’t know why it happened and nor do the professionals. I have to live and hope that one day i can wave bye bye to my wheelchair and get back to some sort of normality.

Thank you everyone who’s been thorough this with me and kept me smiling. It means the world xxx

Body Beautiful

You know the moment you can stand infront of the mirror and stare at your reflection and think hmm it’s not a bad looking body after all. That’s when you know that body confidence is starting to grow from inside you.

I’ve found some inspiration on good old Pinterest with some quotes that will help you recognise the true body beautiful that is yours and then use them to motivate that self love in you.

I can hold my hands up now and say after years of not loving my imperfect body you my darling body you’re bloody awesome. Operation scars, cellulite, stretch marks and the odd spots.

I give you this mission to find the body beautiful within you too.

Chase your dreams

you are sat there and a Eureka moment happens, or you wake up and have the most wonderful idea running through your mind at a thousand miles an hour.

Quick, grab a pen and paper and get it down on there before it vanishes into thin air.

Put down as much detail as you can about your dream and plan on making it a reality. You know dreams don’t come true if you don’t put in a little effort. If only it was that easy

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I am working towards one of my dreams right now. I am writing my second book. I already wrote one about my bullying at school/ a few years after. This time it’s going to be a poetry book as I absolutely love words with meaning. It’s going to be relatable to almost everyone hopefully. I am in the planning process so will keep you updated as I work towards achieving my dream.

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Don’t let them pass you by. Your dream was given to you for a reason.

Of course, if they were bad dreams please don’t chase those, let them bugger off into nothingness. Only the good ones deserve your time.

In Gabrielle’s words….dreams can come true

Thanks for stopping by

Til next time…

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