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 […]

Gusto Edinburgh – Food & Drink Review

Gusto a chain of restaurants that have eateries all over the UK including Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester and Edinburgh. Specialising in Italian cuisine. The Edinburgh restaurant is located on George St. David, myself and my cousin John and his wife Judith went there for dinner and drinks on Saturday during our visit to The Edinburgh Fringe. To save from having to wonder the streets looking for somewhere to eat that had tables available we decided that it would be best to book prior to our visit. Which I was able to do online. I booked a week in advance, receiving a confirmation email and SMS with our booking details.  The website was fairly easy to navigate and booking the table was […]

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 […]

Costochondritis – How It Really Feels. 

If you're an avid reader of this site, it is no secret that I have a few chronic conditions that have plagued me for several years.  I have spoken several times about my various illnesses which you can read about in My Chronic Illness & My Story.  When I mention one illness in particular many people have never heard of it, they don't know what costochondritis is or what it really feels like when you are experiencing what can only be described as a debilitating pain that feels like you could possibly be having a heart attack. What is costochondritis?  Basically put it is an inflammation in the wall of your chest where the ribs connect to the breast bone resulting […]

My First Social Prescribing Session

I mentioned in my "Lets Talk – Anxiety" post how I had been dealing with a particularly bad bout of anxiety which forced me to seek help from my GP which was a great experience so much so I wrote about it, which you can read here.  At the appointment I was offered a referral to see a counsellor to talk about my problems with mental health focusing mostly on my anxiety.  I didn't expect to get an appointment this quickly but on Monday 31st July I got a message to say there had been a cancellation and asked whether I could make an appointment on Wednesday morning.  Of course I said yes.  It wasn't until I got to the appointment […]

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 […]