Elegant Touch – Steel The Night Nails

Not my usual type of post but I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings on Elegant Touch – Steel The Night Nails. I was going out for the day and wanted to make a bit of an effort and decided I wanted to have longer nails and opted for this set of deep ruby red in the coffin shape nails rather than get acrylics. I bought the nails on a 3 for 2 deal in Boots. The colour I went for was this gorgeous burgundy shade that made me like getting into the autumnal spirit. Application The set includes various sizes of nails, nail glue and an instruction leaflet. David had to read the instructions for me as the […]

Fat Girl Walks Into A Gym – Update

It’s been well over 2 months since I published my Fat Girl Walks Into A Gym piece, which for a long time was one of my most popular posts. An update of how my experience of being a fat Girl in a gym is long overdue and here it is. At First When I first started using the gym it was good, everything was going well I was feeling good in myself for exercising but then quickly it began to cause more pain, I was making excusing for not going. There was a whole month where I didn’t go at all because of family holidays and a complete and utter lack of motivation. I was disappointed in myself for not […]

Wearing Glasses Isn’t A Bad Thing, Optical Express!!

As someone who has worn glasses from a very young age and grew up feeling different or teased for having to wear glasses all the time. I am really annoyed and upset with the current Optical Express advert for corrective eye surgery. The advert basically makes out that wearing glasses is a bad thing without actually saying it. I’m here to tell Optical Express and the world that they are wrong, wearing glasses isn’t wrong, in fact it is awesome. In case you haven’t seen the advert it features several people talking about how wearing glasses makes them feel unattractive, old, tired, restricted ultimately feelings of low confidence. Supposedly the surgery made the people confident, sophisticated and attractive. I do […]

Falkirk Tunnel Experience

In my last post Hello September – What Mischief Can We Get Up To? I mentioned that I was attending a walking theatre performance at The Falkirk Tunnel and that I would be posting about it today (Thursday). At first when I started to plan & write the post. I focused on the event itself. Telling the story about The Union Canal, The Falkirk Tunnel and of Burke and Hare. I had the post scheduled and ready to be published, but I wasn’t totally happy with it, or excited about the piece. Mainly because it wasn’t like anything I had shared before. I deleted the post and began to rack my brain for inspiration of what I actually wanted to […]

Hello September – What Mischief Can We Get Up To?

Well Hello there September it’s nice to see you again. Finally it’s the time for cosy woollen knits, fleecy blankets in front on the fake fire, the burning of glorious scented candles and drinking copious amounts of pumpkin spiced lattes, the dark nights drawing in and a whole new set of monthly goals and chances of new kinds of mischief to get up to. From September onwards I’m planning on doing a monthly post outlining what my monthly goals will be and tell you my lovely readers what I’ve got planned for the month. My aim in this new kind of post is to encourage myself to actually attempt my monthly goals instead of just pondering them and never doing […]

Day Out At The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

When I was younger a day out at the Edinburgh Fringe festival was a regular occurrence. I would go with friends cram in as many shows as possible in one day. Sadly since becoming ill with fibromyalgia I rarely go to any shows especially in the city centre. This year however David & I made plans with my cousin and his wife to go see a few shows. Here’s how our day out at the Edinburgh Fringe festival went. We caught the train about 2 arriving in at Waverley station just before 3pm.  The train and station was busy, but I was on a mission and wasn’t bothered by all the people around me a win in the anxiety stacks […]

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok – Who Runs The World – Edinburgh Fringe Review.

The Lady Boys Of Bangkok has been a fixture at The Edinburgh Fringe for well over a decade! The shows are a cabaret style with elements of comedy that will have audience members in fits of giggles, singing and dancing along with each performance. This years marks my sixth or seventh year of going to see The Lady Boys. At first I was slightly sceptical about the show, I never thought that seeing men dressed as woman would be entertaining to me…….boy was I wrong. The shows take place in a circus style big top. In the foyer there is a bar, food stand and a merchandise and some props where you can take photos. There are usually 2 performances […]

Bedtime With Alex

A month or so ago, David & I decided that the time had come to convert Alex’s cot into his toddler bed, he kept trying to climb out of the cot. So for his safety and our sanity we figured then was the perfect time to move to the big boy bed. Alex’s cotbed It is probably best to give a little back story about kiddo bedtime in the Ogston household. Simply put it has never been as straightforward as one would wish for. We pretty much became the masters of how not to put your child to bed. Every bed time fail possible we’ve done it. Letting him fall asleep in our arms, bringing him into our bed during […]

Positive GP Appointment 

For many people the thought of a GP appointment fills them with dread and anxiety, the fear that they will be judged for their weight or lifestyle choices, prevents many from seeking help from a GP when they are unwell.  I speak from experience.  Until very recently I had never had a positive GP appointment, I always left feeling that I had wasted their time ad resources, that they never really listened to what I was saying, that they were more interested in seeing patients as quickly as possible and getting them out the door.  I have previously written about GPs & Chronic Illness which you can check out here The practice that I was registered with only had 2 […]

How A Dog Helped Complete Our Family 

Until a few years ago I considered myself a cat person, they were the only animal I had as a family pet.  I knew I liked dogs and I was comfortable around them, but had never thought that I would ever have one as a pet/companion.  That was until 3 years ago this October David and I were on our annual family holiday with my parents and friend on Mull. We didn't expect to be coming home with a new addition, an addition that has completed our family in more ways than one. The neighbours to the house we were renting had puppies, they said they were 8 weeks old or so, we had stopped to see them a few times. […]