Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A Chronic Health Update - Neuro, rheumy and now Gastro too!

I realised that I haven't done a health update in a little while so I thought I'd write a post to let you all know where I am - I won't go in to too much back story, if you want to know what's got me up to this point then you can see my previous posts, there's one from August 2016 here, and one from September 2016, here. The post may get a bit long so I'll write a quick conclusion towards the end just so that, if you don't have long, you can hop down there and get a simpler version.

Since last seeing my Neurologist I have had nerve testing to, finally, rule out Myasthaenia Gravis and I was pleased to discover that they were clear, so I don't have that. Previously ruling out MG meant that my neuro felt that it was Functional Neurological Disorder but he's not as sure, now, and wants me to see whether or not my Rheumatologist believes there could neurological complications with what I potentially have there. I'm not sure if I'm going to be signed off from my neuro, but for  now I'm not seeing him but if the rheumy stuff doesn't bring answers then I'll go back and ask again. 

Regardless of what's happening - There's good things in life

Monday, 30 January 2017

Win 10 Simple Candle Company wax melts in my Giveaway

I've been ordering from Simple Candle Company for a little while, now, and for a good few months I was signed up to their subscription box service (see some posts here, and here), but I have put my subscription on hold for a while because I just have so many melts that it's getting silly. 

Of course when you subscribe to a service, like that, you're going to get some scents which are less suited to you and I've got a nice little collection put to one side, now. I've saved a few for another giveaway which I have in the pipe line, but today I am starting my giveaway to win 10 beautiful smelling melts. 

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

My January 2017 Primark Haul

I, genuinely, think it's a year or more since I last did a Primark haul! I just never manage to get to the store because I very rarely get to town, and on the times that I do it's because we've been to the hospital and I'm too exhausted to do actual shopping. I've seen so many wonderful primark posts and videos that I've really felt like I'm missing out so it was rather lovely to be able to get in to store, myself, for the first time in about a year! 
I took Ethan as a treat, after his dentist appointment, so that he could get a couple of new t-shirts as we'd had a big clear out of his things and he had had to get rid of some real favourites. I also picked up some bits for myself, of course. I didn't get anything for Oliver as by the time we reached the baby section I was exhausted, and he's not lacking in clothes anyway haha! 

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Treat Box UK - January 2017 Unboxing / Review

It's the start of a New Year and the lovely people at Treat Box UK have made a box worthy of starting the year with new beginnings and resolution, with changes and plans for the future. As always it's clear that the box was beautifully curated and I am loving quite how much of the box contains the stunning print that has been made for this month. 

I think this is my last box from my latest subscription so I may take a break, as I have a lot of lifestyle bits building up... or you may see me post again in February if I just can't make myself miss a box. 

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Jojoba Company 'Hydrating Day Cream' - My Thoughts

In this Winter weather good skincare can be even more important than normal, the cold weather can wreak havoc on even the best skin and extra moisture can make a world of difference. When I was asked to try the Jojoba Company 'Hydrating Day cream' it felt like the perfect thing to be using this Winter to keep my skin soft and stop it from drying out. 

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

What I got in my Vintage Cosmetics Company and Sephora Advent Calendars - Christmas 2016

If you follow me on Instagram you'll already know what I got in my advent calendars as I did 4 update photos to share the contents, but if you don't I thought I'd do a quick overview so that if you are looking for a beauty advent, next year, you'll know how these two stood up against the competition. 

Monday, 2 January 2017

The Books That I read in 2016

Another year, another book challenge. Thanks to one of my lovely friends I have been setting myself book challenges for many years, now, and it's been encouraging me to read more than I ever used to (and I've always been a big reader). Before my health got even worse, and before there was an Oliver, I was reading hundreds of books a year, but that's reduced somewhat now. 

Still, I am continuing with these challenges because I like to feel that sense of achievement and I just love books. It's one of the few things I can do on the bad days, maybe not the worst days but the bad ones, and it's something that can, sometimes, distract from some of the harder things in life. 

Sunday, 1 January 2017

The Blogger quiz of the year - 2016 to 2017

Yes, I changed the title for my post, I'm awkward like that but I was already wanting to do a 2016-2017 type post but thought this was a nice way to be involved in something blogger related. Thanks to the lovely Vicky at 'Being Tilly's Mummy' for tagging me, doing this sort of post gives me some direction rather than just waffling on for the whole post. 

I will probably do a little bit, towards the end, just about my thoughts on the year, but to the questions first! 

Our December 2016 in Instagram photos