L I F E | happy birthday mum

Hey Up Mum …

How is life up there on your cloud?

Can you remember Monkey Magic [ how could you forget it was Mark & I favourite programme! ] Well that’s how I like to envisage  you … zapping around on your super-powered – all singing -all dancing cloud

It’s been a funny old year. My 50th and your 75th year – the BIG one’s that we had discussed and made plans for on numerous occasions has turned into a bit of a ‘shit show’ Continue reading

L O C K D O W N | diaries day 24

I was thinking. It happens I’ve found during lockdown a lot more than usual. Time, too much time at times … to think, reflect , make lists and plans for when ‘normal’ resumes. That is if and when it ever does? 

Today I was a little stuck for any words.

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Time 1 – Words nil points.
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Mundane , ‘groundhog day’ life had gotten the better of me,  left me feeling rather uninspired. After almost 4 weeks in ‘lock down’ I guess it was inevitable? Then I remembered something my mum would say “there’s a story in every situation …and  if there isn’t just make one up” I looked up to the bluest, happiest sky I’ve witnessed in a while, waved at mum [it’s our thing ] and had a little smile to myself

L O C K D O W N | diaries day 15

Life as we know it has changed. 2020 the year we thought would be A M A Z I N G has turned into somewhat of a giant turnip!

Call it what you want … but Covid19 is not going anywhere fast.

Curse it for ruining your plans. I did yesterday . I know it’s very selfish, but I’m not a saint. I am human. I sat with a face like a Smacked Arse , consoling myself with a very large Gin after finding out our flights to Lisbon had been cancelled. Im fully onboard and totally understand why … but I don’t have to be happy about it. I guess Lisbon isn’t going anywhere and I’m sure I’ll appreciate her all the more when I eventually visit. Continue reading

L I F E | march 2020

It’s a strange place to be
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March 2020
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We know it’s out there Covid 19 – a silent , invisible and deadly threat yet until it effects us directly it’s almost as it if doesn’t exist. A case of “It happens to other people … not us ?” We wash our hands rigorously while singing happy birthday and watch as the death rate tots up. Surreal. It feels like the whole world has been zapped up and plonked on a film set ; one where nobody knows what will happen next or really understands the script? Improvising

L I F E | lockdown

I was contemplating last night.

Not that much will be changing around ours during the lock down period.  I don’t have kids  so there is no home schooling or need to entertain [ accept myself] . I’ll not be going to my part time job and I will miss that routine. It will just be me , him, the fur babies and these 4 walls for the foreseeable. I’ve lost my freedom,  for a few weeks / months and the annual ladies weekend away this year to Lisbon. I’m gutted but I don’t think it is that big a sacrifice for what we could all potentially lose . I can’t see my dad [ or my friends ] – but I will ring him everyday. I would try to get him on the Zoom App but fear he would boil over ! Technology is not his strong point. Continue reading

B E A U T Y | SPF talk

One item of my skincare I never miss out on is my SPF. I wear it daily come rain ,wind or shine . There is no point spending time and money on other areas of your routine if you are going to skip on your protection.

FACT | Short term sun damage presents as sunburn. Long term unprotected sun exposure causes gradual damage to skin known as sun damage or photoageing , and accounts for around 90% of the signs of skin-ageing.

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