Today is the last day of my honeymoon, and as I said previously I wanted to do my Hopewalk here this year. I’ve actually only left the cabin twice all week because wouldn’t you know it the day before we went away I became quite ill and have been either sleeping or coughing my way […]Read More Honeymoon Hopewalk
Ok so my previous post was pretty doom and gloom, but that’s how I’ve been feeling and that’s ok. This morning I was dreading my appointment to try some hairstyles for the wedding but silly old me, I’ve never left my hairdressers anything but happy. We had a good natter, looked at some pictures for […]Read More Bridal hair trial today.
I didn’t do any affirmations for two or three weeks, it felt like too much pressure, but I think it was because I had had a relapse of some of my more intense PTSD symptoms so I just had to give myself the time and space needed to cope, and deal with those. ‘I am […]Read More Affirmations
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is the lovely Teija, aka Chronically Loving Life. When I first started posting and taking part in the joyous dressing challenges, Teija was one of the first people interacting and commenting on my posts. I was immediately drawn to her, she was encouraging, supportive, kind and on […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Chronically Loving Life
Does anyone else feel silly doing these? Maybe it’s because it’s so new to me but it can be oddly confronting, telling yourself you deserve good things, that you can do the things you want to, get what you want out of life. But, I am going to try and keep it up. We forgot […]Read More Affirmations
Do I deserve good things? Some days I get mad that I would even need to consider this, of course I do, doesn’t everyone.. But in the cold light of day, and the heavy dark that the night brings with it, it’s much easier to believe that I don’t. To lean into, and even rely […]Read More Positive Affirmations
A few weeks ago I posted about the Joyous Dressing movement, and the wonderful lady who started it. I enjoyed learning more about it and am grateful for so many of the wonderful people it has introduced me to so I decided to write a ‘spotlight series’. This means I can highlight some of those […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – The mature bohemian
I wanted to go out somewhere nice with the dog, somewhere we would have to drive to so we could both be in nature and have fun exploring. The weather is certainly good for it, though me being me I’d have to lather on the factor 50 before we left. I woke up to my […]Read More Not the Sunday I was expecting.
The CoppaFeel! charity exists to educate and remind every young person in the UK that checking their boobs isn’t only fun, it could save their life. Their mission: To ensure all breast cancers are diagnosed early and correctly by… * Encouraging you to check your boobs and pecs regularly from a young age. * Educating […]Read More Go on, CoppaFeel!
So, I’ve had a shower for the first time since Sunday. Is that gross? Sure. Did I smell? Absolutely. Does knowing that change anything? No, depression doesn’t care, and you pretty much just feel worse cause you know you’re being gross. I brushed my teeth, put some undies and a face mask on (my skin […]Read More Showering is hard these days.
One of the good things about me when I was younger was that I wore whatever I wanted. I loved expressing myself with my clothes and hair colours/styles. Vintage, goth, whatever style/fashion/colour I liked I got and wore proudly whether people gave me sh*t about it or not. Over the years I gained weight and […]Read More How I found Joyous dressing.
I started using deodorants, body sprays and anti-perspirant’s in my teens. It was fairly normal for everyone at school to be walking through a cloud of body spray/perfumes in the corridors or anti-perspirants in the changing tooms. We were all so coated in this super sweet perfumed nonsense that I honestly wouldn’t have been able […]Read More Thinking of making the switch to natural deodorant?
Opening up was difficult after holding everything in for so long, but it was also freeing to finally tell someone. It was an emotional conversation, I cried, we cuddled together, and once I was done speaking we stayed that way for a while. I was physically and mentally drained, and I can’t imagine how it […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD – part two.
So for a long time I spent a lot of money on ‘fast fashion*’. I was buying new clothes pretty much all the time as I bought everything I owned in Primark, or, New Look if I was feeling fancy. I mean, I was young, I worked in a pub and I went out fairly […]Read More Looking for eco friendly fashion with a message, plus size edition.
Around fifteen years ago, I was on a night out with my friends. My drink was spiked, and I was sexually assaulted. I remember some parts of the evening but have lost large periods of time that I don’t know if I’ll ever remember entirely. The assault was reported to the police, and my mum […]Read More New diagnosis, acknowledging and asking for help with PTSD.