Skulls, Tartan, Sprouts & Autumn. Days 24 – 31 of 31 days of Lists

Hello and welcome to the final post of the 31 days of lists series. Today I’m talking patterns, dislikes, obsessions, plants and what I’m looking forward to. If you’ve missed my previous list post you can find them here. Day 24 Favourite patterns Alexander McQueen skulls, some might not consider it a pattern but its my list. Tartan Damask Paisley Day 25 Food I dislike Brussels Sprouts (they are the food of the devil) Avocado Anchovies Lamb Day 26 Words I hate There aren’t many words that I dislike, maybe the C U Next Tuesday word Darling (i hate being called darling, it feels impersonal) Day 27 Stuff I’m allergic to Bullshit Day 28 Obsessions. Jared Leto Zachary Levi Instagram […]

Starting Over 

In my previous blogging life I could be found at www.memoirsofachronicchick.co.uk, which in the 7 years I had the account there was a few reincarnations both in name and design.  But it wasn’t working for me anymore. I felt that I was walking a baron wasteland struggling with my writing identity. I was trying to emulate the bloggers that I loved and wanted to be part of their communities but I don’t have the time, talent or bank balance to be posting what they posted on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. So what’s different over here???? Honestly? I don’t really know, but what I’m hoping for it to post what and when I feel like sharing.  On my previous […]

McQueen, Discombobulate, Rock Stars & Spice Bomb – Days 17 – 23 of 31 Days of Lists.

Hello and welcome to another installment of my 31 days of lists serious, today I’m talking about my favourite words, who I want to meet, my favoutie scents and much more. Day 17 Other lives I’d want to live if I had nine lives. A rock star, who doesn’t fancy themselves a signer. A world leader, it doesn’t seem that you really need qualifications to do that job if some of our current leaders are anything to go by. Day 18 Favourite scents After the Rain – Arran Sense of Scotland. Amber-wood – Arran Sense of Scotland. Sexy Amber – Michael Kors. Spice Bomb – Viktor & Rolf. Fahrenheit – Dior. Princess – Vera Wang. Untold – Elizabeth Arden. Day […]

Hogwarts Express, Our Wedding, Tokyo and Ballons – Days 11 – 16 of 31 Days Of lists

Hi and welcome to the third instalment of the 31 days of lists challenge. If you’ve missed my previous posts, you can find it here. Today I’ll be cover day 11 to 16. Day 11 Things I miss My nana. My cat saffi. Old recipe Irn Bru. My nana’s cooking. Being a kid and not having a care in the world. Being on the back of a motorbike. Working the the cinema with my besties. Day 12 Places I want to travel to. Tokyo New York Boston Italy Australia Vietnam Amsterdam Iceland Finland Lapland Canada Day 13 Modes of transport i want to take. Hot air ballon Concord Steam train, Hogwarts Express or the Orient Express Tram Helicopter Cruise ship […]

I’ve Been Nominated For A Sunshine Blogger Award

Alice of Notebooks and Glasses has kindly nominated me for A Sunshine Blogger Award, which is such a surprise and to say that I am thrilled is an understatement!! What makes this nomination special is that it’s bloggers nominating other bloggers who have helped the community and brought a smile to their face through the posts the share.  At the time I received my award nomination I feeling a little down about my writing but the award has given me a new sense of purpose and has made me more focused on getting my voice out there and heard.   On her blog Alice writes about living a positive life with chronic pain, where she shares her own experiences with […]

Lists upon lists upon lists – Days 6 – 10

Hello and good morning.  if you read my previous post Sometimes We Need To Be Challenged, you’ll know that I’ve challenged myself to writing a new list  for the 31 days of july.  Today I bring to you my second post of the challege which from the title you can see is for the lists I wrote from 6th to 10th July. Day 6 Pet Peeves People who are rude and don’t acknowledge you for letting them through a door before or holding a door open for them. People who stop smack bang in the middle of an aisle or busy shopping centre to have a chat. Move over to the side and get out the way!!! Day 7 Reasons To […]

Sometimes We Need To Be Challenged.

As a SAHM with chronic illness and disabilities I tend to do the same thing day in, day out. I feel like I’m drowning in the mundane and need to find new ways to challenge myself and stop my brain turning to mush. I’m a bit of a list addict and found a pin on Pinterest 31 Days Of lists challenge.  For the rest of July I am going to take part in this list challenge and will post them on my site, as well as write them in my bullet journal. I’m not necessarily going to share one list per day. I’ll more than likely do a post a week with several lists in one, so anyone who is […]

This Flare Was Inevitable

With everything that has been going on lately, it’s no surprise that I am smack bang in the middle of a fibromyalgia flare. The stresses of being flooded, temporarily moving out and dealing with an overzealous climbing toddler has taken its toll. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about check out my last post for a life update. Over the past month or so I’ve been pushing myself to the limit everyday. I might not have been busting myself with chores or going for walks but stress uses up energy and when your energy levels aren’t that high to begin with, you can feel drained very quickly. Living at my parents was good for both me and Alex as […]

Life – What I’ve Been Up To, My Unplanned Absence

Hello, long time no see. If you aren’t aware of what’s been going on, I have had to take an unplanned break from writing. I had the greatest of intentions of amping up my posting and content this past month but sadly life got in the way in the most stressful and disruptive way you can possibly imagine. What’s been happening? Put it simply shitty landlords, leaks, literally gallons of water coming through our bathroom ceiling in the space of 3 weeks. Promises of repair, broken promises. Getting the council and councillors involved the threat of legal action to said shitty landlord of the private let. Temporarily living with my parents whilst David stayed in the damp stinky flat and […]

Mental Health Awareness Week – How You Can Help

For many years society has belittled mental illness, making those who suffer from illnesses including depression and anxiety to feel that they are weak, not worthy and alone. According to a reports 1 in 4 people in the UK experience some sort of mental health issue each year. With the number of people who self harm or have suicidal thoughts has increased rapidly. This statistic shocked me. As someone who suffers with mental health issues I didn’t realise that so many people were affected by mental illness. Maybe I was being naive or ignorant, or maybe it’s because there is still a stigma when it comes to discussing and understanding mental illness, that many people feel embarrassed to talk about […]