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 biggest fear. My biggest fear is of my symptoms of my illness becoming more severe. To the point where I may require help with everything aspect of my daily life and care. Fibromyalgia is not considered a progressive or degenerative condition according to the consultant who diagnosed me. Over the course of my illness and the varying flares I’ve had in that time. I personally […]

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 […]

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 means we can be freezing cold one minute and burning up next. It can happen so suddenly and without warning that we feel we need to take off our clothes or put on the thickest jumper lined with hot water bottles. Not knowing how our bodies are going to react to an environment means that we need to be prepared for all instances. Layering Is […]

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 that have made us who we are. 2018 has been a tough year for the Ogston household. So many things have gone wrong, opportunities lost and stress has ensued. I could bore you all telling you the woeful stories of what has happened to us. That however is not the point of this post. The point is to share what I am thankful for. Love […]

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 is what I’ve currently got on my wardrobe wishlist.  Simply Be This tartan dress by Violeta for Mango looks gorgeous.  Check/tartan design that I love and never seems to go out of style.  It would look great with thick tights and and chunky boots.  The contrasting removable belt makes that little bit more edgier.   Cord seems to be a love or hate material.  At […]

Kids Costume Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 16

We (as in my husband) aren’t in to the whole dressing up at halloween mumbojumbo.  Trick or treating or guising as we call it in Scotland isn’t that big a deal. We have a spocktacular event at the end of the month then a Halloween disco on the same day. I asked alex what he wanted to dress up as. He said woody from toy story but then changed his mind to a spider that we saw in Home Bargain. I have found a few other great costume ideas that I wanted to share with you for today’s Blogtober post. Dragon This cute dragon costume from H&M is perfect for that last night minute party invite.  H&M isn’t somewhere I […]

Autumn Decor Ideas – Blogtober 2018 – Day 15

Changing up household decorations for each season, isn’t something that I’ve done in the past. I don’t think it’s as big a deal here in the uk than it is in America. Plus we don’t have lots of storage space to keep seasonal decorations. For today’s post I am going to pretend our house is bigger and that I can have autumn decor, this is my autumn decor Wishlist. If you’ve been around since the start of Blogtober you know that I love candles. When I saw this gingerbread scented pumpkin shaped candle from Next I knew that I would buy it.  I’m don’t know if foxes are autumn decor, they seem to be everywhere at the moment. I love […]

Goals For Year End – Blogtober 2018 – Day 14

Not only is christmas creeping ever so closer, but so is the near year.  With only a few short months left to tackle the goals I set myself at the start of the year.  I want to share goals that I have set myself to achieve by year end. http://nicolajogston.com/2018-goals-plans-personal-blog/ Learn To Use My Sewing Machine I inherited a sewing machine when my mother in law sadly passed away several years ago.  I’ve only ever taken it out of the bag once maybe twice. I have lots of ideas of things that I would make.  I am going to watch youtube videos on how to thread the machine etc. I’ll probably need help with a magnifying glass or david to […]

Family Night Picks – Blogtober 2018 – Day 13

I’ve mentioned before that I want to start having designated nights for family time.  We do spend a lot of time together but its usually me doing one thing and alex and david playing or vice versa.  I want to make it so that one night a month or maybe every other week, we spend the whole time together doing something that we will all enjoy and have fond memories of, at a later time.   A good old movie night. There’s something magical about snuggling with your loved ones on the sofa to watch a movie. Or snuggling in mummy and daddy’s bed. Chatting and watching the movie. Enjoying snacks and being together. Building Towers See who can make […]

Blogtober 2018 – Day 12 – Change Of Plan – Portmahomack Photo Diary

Hello and welcome to day 12 of Blogtober. Sadly there has been a change of plan for today’s post. Instead of not post anything I’ve decided to share some photos from our holiday in Portmahomack, Scotland Nothing like a wood burning fire on chilly afternoons Thank you for stopping by. Let me know if you’ve ever visited Portmahomack or the surrounding area. Please check the others taking part in Blogtober and show them some love. Ali – https://notebooksandglasses.com/ Natalie – https://thespooniemummy.com/ Sarah – http://www.sarahplainandyall.com/ Lina – https://whispersinthetrees.com/ Laura – http://lauramorningstar.com/ Stephie – http://colitistoostomy.com/ Hazel – https://t‍♂️‍♀️eaandcakeforthesoul.wordpress.com/ If you’re into all things Halloween check out ‍Br‍itt’s blog Alternatively Speaking