Weekend in Ibiza with my Mum 🙌

Hello there you lovely lot, I thought I’d share my recent trip to Ibiza with my Mum.

Although it was only a long weekend, it was absolutely beautiful. We stayed at Sa Clau by Mambo Hotel.

It’s been recently refurbished and it’s gorgeous, very minimalistic design, but very luxurious.

I do love a hotel room where you get free wi-fi, tv, hairdryer and safe.

I’ve got to mention the shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion. Normally, anywhere I’ve been it’s tiny bottles, but here they are giant bottles and they are beautiful ❤️ I never used my own, only because they are amazing.

The staff are very friendly, approachable and always had a smile on their face.

To be honest, it’s one of the nicest places I’ve stayed.

The most beautiful views of the sea, the port and the San Antonio fountains.

You are only 400 metres from the beach, 700 metres from the Sunset Strip, Sa Clau is right in front of the taxi rank and 5 minutes away from the bus station, and steps away from the main shopping area of San Antonio.

The view from the hotel was incredible.

Underneath the hotel is café Bondi, which is where we had breakfast and lunch every day – it was delicious. I’m not vegetarian but I did have a vegetarian breakfast, with vegan sausage, avacado, beans, mushroom, tomatoes, eggs and toast. Lunch was just as delicious – we had Nacho’s, Pizza, Burgers both vegan and meat. Club sandwich, quinoa salad and olives and foccicia

My mum and I attended the opening night of cafe mambo, the food, cocktails and atmosphere was incredible. Café Mambo is the place to be, the DJs playing are without a doubt some of the best in the world.

I had prawns and my mum had the fillet steak with peppercorn sauce, I can’t resist dessert and the chocolate bomb was the bomb.

The sunset is beyond beautiful ❤️

On the Saturday night we went to Palapa, it faces onto the marina and we had taco’s and cocktails.

We also went to the mint lounge on the Sunday night, it’s right next door to café Mambo and it’s just as good but slightly less expensive than café Mambo and another fabulous setting to see the sunset.

I had the lobster risotto and my mum had pizza and of course I had dessert, Panna Cotta. I have to say was the best Panna Cotta I’ve had to date.

I had never been to Ibiza before, and I have to say that I’d definitely go back. It’s a beautiful island, I only wish I’d had longer to explore but I will in the future.

I haven’t edited any of my pictures, as you can see, some of my clothes are hanging in the wardrobe and with sunsets as beautiful, editing isn’t called for.

I’d like to say a special thanks to Jet 2 ❤️

Anyhoo, as always thanks for taking the time to read ❤️

Moving forward with my crazy life.

Hello there you lovely lot, it’s been a while since my last life update, so I thought it’s about time I motivated myself.

Some of you might have noticed I have a new blog design from pipdig and I am also self hosted, I am delighted with my theme, and very thankful to Phil from pipdig for doing everything for me. Obviously I still have some tweaking to do and not being the most technologically advanced person it’s providing me with some problems, but I’ll get there eventually.

My last post was mostly about my dad, and it’s unbelievable that on the 24th of February it’s been over a year since he passed, his death is still in the hands of the fatal accident inquiry team! Grief is horrendously bad at any time, but when you can’t get closure, it’s messed up.
I’m definitely going to see a councillor at some point.

I also told you about some medical problems I had and tests I was awaiting, I got the results of those and thankfully I didn’t have a stroke, but I’ve been diagnosed with HM or Hemiplegic Migraine that causes stroke like symptoms as well as typical migraine. I’ve suffered from some left sided paralysis mostly on my face, it’s still noticeable and I’m not sure if it will improve, my speech is challenging at times, some days I speak utter nonsense, although I think I’m speaking properly!

I don’t mind if I’m with a family member or a friend but my main worry is, if I’m out alone and speak to someone in gobbledegook and they just nod politely, maybe thinking I’m drunk! it’s a tad worrying and embarrassing if I’m honest!

It was also my birthday in February and I decided to get my nipples pierced. I already have numerous piercings but never got around to getting those, due to previous surgery! My eldest daughter got hers done, and I thought why not!

I also stopped smoking, I did give up in the past when I was pregnant and breastfeeding but I always started again, so far I’m 8 month’s smoke free, pats myself on the back!

I have two trips planned so far this year, the first being Ibiza for a weekend, l fly out on the 11th of this month, I’m attending a opening of a club with my mum, no children, so that should be fun and the retail therapy has been fantastic.

Anyhoo, new blog, new start. I’m looking forward to getting back into my blog and social media.

As always thank you for taking the time to read. Much Love xo

Just a little Life update.

Hello lovelies, just a little life update today.
As most of you know my Dad died in February and his death is currently in the hands of the fatal accident inquiry.

You could say life has been a little stressful.

We did go on a holiday in may to Mallorca to scatter my dad’s ashes, that was a bit up and down emotional wise.

My eldest daughter started Glasgow university in September, that was a proud mum moment.

My 6 year old daughter was diagnosed with asthma and sleep apnea, after being hospitalised several times, not good. She’s also receiving berevement counseling, to help her with the loss of her grandad.

I was trying to move life along by taking my daughter’s out, we had a good time at the Coca-Cola truck, even if it was freezing.
I purchased my own domain name and was going to do all sorts to my blog for the New year but knowing me, nothing goes quite to plan.

I managed to get tickets for the Christmas lights switch on in George Square, Glasgow last Sunday night and the kids, my mum and I had a wonderful time.

Last week was pancreatic cancer awareness month, I managed down to Glasgow Cathedral to take some pictures of the purple lights so I could share on social media for awareness of this devastating disease 💜

I ended up in hospital on Tuesday, so I underwent a CT scan, heart tracing and bloods and was sent to the stroke clinic the following day for more tests, and now I’ve to go for a MRI scan on Monday and a Doppler Scan on Wednesday.
I’ll know more next week.

I always say sorry for being quiet as Life gets in the way, maybe I should stop saying that and jinxing myself.

Anyhoo I’m trying to get into the Christmas spirit and I hope you all are too.
As always thank you for taking the time to read ❤️

Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.

Hello there lovelies, it’s been a while since I posted.
I thought I’d share with you this little pot of avocado goodness from kiehls.

This eye cream is extremely thick and I scoop it out with a little plastic spoon and pat gently.

I thought I wouldn’t be able to wear makeup over this rich cream but I have no problems, on saying that I haven’t been using concealer since using this, my under eye area is definitely a lot brighter and softer since using this.
I can’t say that my wrinkles have disappeared as that would be a lie, but kiehls don’t claim that either!
This is what is on khiels website.

The unique, concentrated texture is enriched with Avocado to gently moisturise the delicate eye area.

The formula does not migrate into eyes and is Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist-Tested.

I bought the little jar first because it’s quite expensive and I’m fed up wasting money, only for it to end up in the cupboard or I give it away!
This is my second purchase “large jar”

It’s definitely one of my favourite products of the year!

I’ve listed the ingredients from kiehls below.

Avocado Oil, derived from the fruit of a tropical American tree, is a rich, fatty-acid emollient. Avocado Oil is known to be the most moisturizing of any fruit oil. It is also a natural source of Amino Acid proteins, Vitamins A, D, E, and potassium. Helps to restore the natural moisture of the skin.

Beta-Carotene is a naturally derived antioxidant predominantly found in many orange/red vegetables such as carrots. It is used in Vitamin A production and gives an orange tint when used in skin care products.

Shea Butter is the natural fat obtained from the fruit of the African Karate tree and is widely used in lotions and cleansing products for its hydrating properties. Protects skin from dehydration, restores skin’s suppleness and improves the appearance of dry skin.

As always, thank you for reading.
Much love ❤

Reason for my absence.

Hello lovelies, as many of you have seen, it’s been a while since I last posted, so with great sadness and a broken heart, I’d thought I’d let you know why.

My Dad was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer on the 24th of December 2015.

Some of you may know that a pancreatic cancer diagnosis is not good, the chance of survival is next to none, unless you are lucky enough to be a candidate for the Whipple operation but to get to that stage you must endure chemotherapy and radiotherapy and Hope that the tumour shrinks and doesn’t spread.

The chemotherapy started on the 18th of February 2016, my mum’s birthday!

My Dad went through this without complaint, then there was radiotherapy.

This continued up until the tumour had shrunk enough for my Dad to be a candidate for the Whipple operation.

This operation is one of the biggest operations to undertake, I won’t go into detail, all I will say is that the operation took 10 hours.

My dad wanted this operation as it was a life extension of hopefully 5 to 10 years, without it he wouldn’t have got a year.

My dad walked into the hospital on the 15th of August 2016 , their wedding anniversary.

The operation itself went well and he was doing good, apart from a fall in the hospital toilet, as he was left unaided!

2 weeks after the Whipple operation he took a massive bleed that resulted in another surgery and another surgery the following day, my dad then spent the next 3 and a half weeks in Intensive care 😢

We sat by his bedside day and night willing and praying and hoping that he’d pull through, and he did ❤

I thought our prayers had been answered, I was wrong 🙁

I won’t go into to much detail but some of you may have seen my anger on twitter at the lack of care my dad received, we couldn’t have shouted any louder.

My dad was left unable to walk and brain-damaged 😢 he never made it home after the operation and sadly he passed away on the 24th of February with my mother and brother and myself by his side 💔

We can hopefully lay him to rest next week as this was delayed due to the procurator fiscal being involved as none of the doctors would sign his death certificate.

We got a temporary cause of death from the procurator fiscal and can register his death tomorrow, but it’s pending investigation 😢 we won’t know the real cause of his death for 6 to 8 week’s.

The only thing that’s keeping me going just now is knowing that he isn’t suffering anymore.

My heart is breaking 💔