What I Carry With Me To Help Manage My Chronic Pain – Guest Post – Blogtober 2018 – Day 27

Hello and welcome to day 27 of Blogtober.  Todays post is a guest post from the amazing Ali of Notebooks and Glasses.  Ali is sharing what she carries to help manage her chronic pain.   * * * I’m delighted to be featuring as a guest blogger for nicolajogston.com. Nicola and I met through our …

Childhood Halloween Story – Blogtober 2018 – Day 26

When I was a kid Halloween wasn’t that big of a deal. We wouldn’t go trick or treating, there wasn’t a lot of choice for costumes and decorations that there is today. I remember vaguely of dressing up as a cat and possibly a clown at one point to go to a disco or something. …

Ultimate Autumn Getaway – Blogtober 2018 – Day 24

Over the course of Blogtober you have noticed that I really do love autumn. Although I’ve only ever experienced it in Scotland, going to another country in the autumn is something I would like to do. Today for Blogtober I am going to be discussing my ultimate autumn getaway. New York, New York New York …

The Scariest Thing I’ve Seen – Blogtober 2018 – Day 23

With halloween just around the corner what better way to celebrate it than talking about the scariest thing I’ve seen. In my almost 40 years on this planet I have seen some scary stuff, witness car accidents, visited haunted venues or watched a scary movie. However when I look back and recall a memory. There …

Autumn Skincare Routine – Blogtober 2018 – Day 22

Hello and welcome to day 22 of blogtober.  Todays prompt is autumn skincare routine.  At almost 40 I am ashamed to admit that I am a little slack at looking after my skin. I always have great intentions of taking time each day to cleanse tone and moisturise.  However living with chronic pain and fatigue …

Biggest Fear – Blogtober 2018 – Day 21

Hello and welcome to day 21 of blogtober.  With Halloween being the season of scares and fear, todays prompt is to talk about my biggest fear. As fears go I have some of the ordinary everyday kind. Not liking heights, spiders, public speaking and jellyfish. Yes I’m afraid of jellyfish! That however is not my …

Halloween Themed Craft Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 20

Crafting is one of the suggestions I used for my rainy day activities post. Today I am sharing some of the crafts that alex and I have been doing this month.

With Halloween just around the corner. I felt that doing some Halloween inspired crafts would be perfect. 

On a day where nothing was planned. I got out our crafting supplies and got to work with Alex to make the pumpkin paper plates and the bat silhouette picture that is found.

It didn’t go according to plan but both Alex and I loved it. We will definitely be doing more crafting more often from now on.

Tell me in the comments one of your favourite crafting memories with your children or as a kid.

Thanks as always for stopping by.

Autumn Styling For Chronic Illness – Blogtober 2018 – Day 19

Hello and welcome to day 19 of Blogtober. Today I’m going to share some tips I’ve found helpful when putting together outfits that are functional tional and comfortable for my life as a fibromyalgia warrior or spoonie. Many spoonies can be sensitive to heat. Many illnesses may affect the bodies ability to regulate heat which …

Thankful Thursday – Blogtober 2018 – Day 18

Hello and welcome to day 18 of Blogtober. Today I will be talking about what I am thankful for. Before I start I want to express how important it is for people to express their gratitude and thanks for the things we have, the people who are part of our lives and for the challenges …

Wardrobe Wishlist – Blogtober 2018 – Day 17

Hello and welcome to day 17 of blogtober.  The finish line is in sight.  Today’s prompt is wardrobe wishlist.  If you are anything like me you’ll have clothes in the basket of multiple shops, waiting till you divide to buy them or debating whether you can afford them or whether they will suit you.  Here …