Category: reflection

This month sucked

I think most of us all over the world can say that March 2020 has been the worst.  There has been sadness and distress and disruption of some sort.

A pandemic in my 34 years hasn’t happened so it’s pretty new to me. I mean we had the bird flu/swine flu epidemic but we weren’t confined to our homes.

Normally I would be writing a monthly favourites. But to be frank…it’s just been about getting by and making sure we have enough food and loo roll to last us the week.

I have been staying in contact with friends and family through social media platforms and the power of video chat apps like messenger, FaceTime and WhatsApp.

Every single day I make sure I have one positive thought and I share it on a group I’ve set up on my personal Facebook page to get us through these trying times.

We don’t know how long this lockdown process will be. All we can do is keep ourselves safe and stay in touch.

MANY APOLOGIES IF MY BLOG HASN’T BEEN AS HELPFUL OR ENTERTAINING AS IT USUALLY IS. I PROMISE I WILL TRY TO MAKE IT BETTER THROUGH APRIL.

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What a crazy ass week

All of you will feel the same when you think is this all a nightmare that we are going to wake up from?

First of all I was meant to see my stoma nurse at the hospital Tuesday but the transport didn’t arrive to pick me up. So that was a getting hyped up to go for nothing.

Then my mate and me were meant to meet up and go on a little shopping trip and that didn’t happen.

I did however manage to go speeding along on my electric wheelchair and go up town with mum at the start of the week. Nice to just nosey.

Then the closure of everywhere has taken effect over the last few days so everyone is either self isolating or being cautious when they are out.

All I know there are some greedy and selfish people out there when it comes to shopping for essentials that we need and aren’t there because of carelessness of some people.

Anyway sending love and hope you are all looking after each other.

February favourites

We are two months down into 2020. To be fair Feb has seemed shorter than Jan because it is.

BEST BITS I BOUGHT

You guessed it another wig… Heat resistant and blonde and only £12. I wish the windy weather could bugger off so I can wear it without thinking its going to blow away.

The pink jumper is a newbie too courtesy of ASOS sale. It’s cropped but just the perfect size for me.

Being a stationery addict I love new finds and I stumbled across these fountain pens in different colours. I only owned a black one so I was like these are well cheap I want some. The only downside is they are non refillable.

FOOD THAT MADE ME GO MMMM

When the boyf comes over we kind of find ourselves going to McDonalds at some point over the weekend. I have been opting for these mozzarella sticks. Before trying these I’d never eaten that type of cheese. They are bloody nice.

While in wilkos the other day I was just looking for a little bit of choc to nibble on for the journey home and these were there smiling at me, so I thought I’d be friendly and take them on. They are different to any m and m varieties I’ve ever tried but I’d definitely buy them again if we crossed paths again.

MUSIC I HAVE BEEN SINGING ALONG TO

This album will never get old even though the film is 20 years old…that makes me feel well old saying it like that 🙈

It just so happens that ITV2 showed it at the weekend so I was a happy Hol.

FILMS AND SERIES I’VE DISCOVERED AND LOVED

I have been loving watching this series on BBC Iplayer called The Split about a divorce lawyer who happens to fall in love with her co worker despite being married herself. It’s a must watch.

I watched Coming to America with Eddie Murphy back in the 1980s. Thought it was odd at the beginning but then as I got into it a bit it was so funny.

Then there was a film called You get me with Bella Thorne as the lead. It was a psychological thriller, made you think what’s she going to do next. It’s 3 years old so I expect some of you may have already been it.

MOMENTS THIS MONTH I’VE CHERISHED

Spending time with my family, the boyf and being able to do a spot of shopping.

When you don’t have to put on any front or any make up if you don’t want and they’ll think you’re wonderful all the same.

What made your February fabulous?

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.

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?

Head over what?

C6F0138B-6AF6-4581-A1F2-14852998CD19When it comes to those things that really mean something in your life, like big things. The ones that you have to make a decision on, depending how you feel.

 So do you listen what your head is saying or how it makes your heart feel… here’s my thoughts on it…

Things that are going to impact your life, every aspect of it, of course Thought and consideration comes into play. But it’s really how it makes you feel when you envision yourself already having it.

I know when that thing has made me smile from ear to ear it’s a feeling of happiness and joy.
So I think I believe it’s heart over head. But each person their own look on it I guess.

 

WHEN YOU BELIEVE

When it really comes down to it, you become the person you believe you’d become.

If you spend all your thoughts believing you won’t make it, you will never make it.

If you spend all your thoughts thinking that it’s impossible, it becomes impossible for you.

But if you spend your thoughts and energy believing it is possible, it suddenly becomes possible.

Doors will open for you, ideas will come your way. Your dreams will start coming true. You have everything you need within you to live your dreams,

But first of all you have to believe