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 time to read. Much Love xo

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 ❤️

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 ❤

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 💔

Hello you lovely lot,
Today I thought I would share my favorite dry shampoo with you so that you can benefit from it as much as I do.
Rahua volumising dry shampoo.

This is a cruelty free and vegan product. made with organic ingredients and state of the art natural dry shampoo technology.

It is aerosol-free in a recyclable, eco-squeeze dispenser.
The price tag is fairly high £30 for 51g, but you definitely get what you pay for.
I began using this product around Christmas time of 2015, and have been using it ever since. It’s a must have for myself as I suffer from autoimmune diseases, and some days, I can’t manage to wash my hair.

My daughter, who relies on dry shampoo as she has extremely long and dark hair, which gets oily often, no matter how often she washes it, is also in love with this product and has favored it over other drug store sold products with a £5 or under price tag as they simply do not live up to rahua. Along with it making your hair look voluminous and clean, the bottle is an extremely convenient size which means you can throw it into your bag quickly before you leave the house.

As it’s aerosol free, therefore, you can easily use it at work or school without fear of setting the fire alarm off.
Furthermore, it’s also very rare to have to apply the product more than once in a day as it’s extremely long lasting.

STAR INGREDIENTS

• CASSAVA: This edible root has been a staple for Amazonian people for thousands of years. Organic, food-grade Cassava starch absorbs water, oil, sweat, and debris from the scalp and hair and builds a supportive base for long-lasting durable styles.

• COSMETIC CLAY: Absorbs oil, sweat and dirt from the scalp and hair.

• STAR ANISE: An ancient medicinal plant, used for its antiseptic properties and soft clean fragrance notes.

I really don’t know why I haven’t picked up more from this brand, maybe it’s time for a spend 🙂

You can purchase from here https://rahua.com/uk/rahua-voluminous-dry-shampoo.html

Has anyone tried anything from this brand ? If so I’d love to hear about it.
As always thanks for reading and much love ❤