Friday, 3 July 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Lavender Heatwave

Oh my gosh the heat is ridiculous! I used to love heat, honestly right up until this year I had greeted the approach of hot, summer weather with much joy.
This year however my body seems to have fallen out with the heat & the warmer it gets the more my joints swell up & the worse my back pain gets. Plus it draws the benefits tourists across the street out of their houses to make excessive noise until 11/12 at night making it impossible to rest!

One good thing about the heat though is the necessity to leave the house, leave the city & get somewhere with a stiff breeze & air that doesn't taste of sweat (you know what I'm talking about).

Wednesday (when the temperature got as high as 30 degrees C!) we all packed up & went to Yorkshire Lavender. I've posted an ootd taken at Yorkshire Lavender before with more of a review of the tea room so I won't bother to do one this time but let's just say the quality hasn't diminished (even though the number of coach parties seems to have increased).

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Friday, 26 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Perfectly Pink Polka-Dots

The weather has been glorious this week, isn't it always the way that you get wonderful weather only when you can't really enjoy it? It was always glorious whilst I was doing my exams & this week whilst I was too tired after powerchair football to do more than lie in my bed.
It was totally worth it, my team are amazing & you should have seen their faces when we won the cup. 500% worth however exhausted it made me (which was by far the most exhausted I've ever been).

As I was starting to come round I found Lindy Bop online which is a cool UK vintage inspired brand. I love a good midi skirt & whilst the skirts are super cute on the site, it is the dresses that I fell in love with. As a treat for being good & resting sensibly (which I did, however bored I got) I bought myself a couple, including this one.

As you may have guessed from reading my blog, I'm not usually a pink person.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Quarterly Favourites: 03/15 - 06/15

I realised I haven't done a beauty post in an AGE! I only really wear makeup for ootd posts & when I go to powerchair football these days so I don't buy a lot of new makeup (I'm trying to use up my old stores) & I have such short hair that I don't really do any styling :)

I think the only new makeup I've bought in an age is the Illamasqua Gel Sculpt which is supposed to be this wonder product for contouring.....

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Open Letter to my Family:

Dear Family Members,
Stop reading my blog. All of you. Right now. Permenantly. Forever.
I'm sorry to have to do this because some of you are lovely people who I am happy to share my life with but as a collective you are ruining this for me.
This is my space, my freedom & the place where I don't have to be careful about what I say & how I say it......except now I do & I am honestly thinking of giving up all of this so hear me when I say this....

If you are related to me in anyway close this webpage & never come back. And that includes my second blog, my twitter, my instagram & anywhere else I exist on the internet.

Thank you that is all, now we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Nerdy Tulle

I love tulle skirts. Seriously, it's an obsession.
My problem is that after a while you seem to run out of ways to wear it that don't all look the same you know? There are only so many things that look good with such a dressy item, or are there?

I have had this t-shirt for an age, it's actually in one of my first ever fashion posts over on some fashion sharing website that seems to have vanished into the depths of the internet.
Anyway, I challenged myself to wear this picture t-shirt with my tulle. I was convinced it wouldn't work, but the outfit is not too bad, I may have to get the inner geek/emo out more often :)

Friday, 12 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Blue Sunday

I guess this is what happens when I run out of lavender hair dye :) I tried to substitute it with pastel blue & a touch of purple....I actually love the cool multi-tonal blue colour I ended up with & I can't help but be obsessed with all things blue now :) I think it's the team spirit thing, my powerchair football team's colour is blue after all :)

Friday, 5 June 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Birthday Suit

My foster brother thinks that anyone over the age of 21 is 'officially old'. Well as of yesterday I am officially old & honestly I don't feel any different :)
I had a really lovely day yesterday, probably the best birthday I've had since I was a kid :)

I took these pictures amongst the rhododendrons at Temple Newsam park, the riot of colours is always super pretty (although personally I'm biased towards the rhododendrons at Castle Howard that are in amongst a wooded area & much less over powering).

It was nice to go out in the sun, normally all that light is so exhausting I keep the curtains closed & even wear sunglasses inside but a girl has to splurge spoons occasionally & since I caused the weather I felt like I should enjoy it lol (in my family we always say that the weather on you birthday reflects your behaviour the year before so sunny = good behaviour & rain = bad behaviour).

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Powerchair Football

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you've probably seen me mention powerchair football a time or two. Powerchair football is, hands down, the most amazing things I do, but it is also one of the most unknown disability sports so I thought it was about time I did a post about it. I've been meaning to do one for a while but since I am the person who takes the photos at powerchair football there aren't an awful lot of photos of me. I think this post contains all the ones I have & they were all taken by my mum on my camera.

Anyway, powerchair football is kind of like 5 a side football except there are 4 a side & we are all in very heavy wheelchairs that can move at speeds of up to 10 km an hour.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Princess Palace Style

I'm back with another team princess ootd. M.E. awareness week may be over but May is not ^^
If you don't know what I'm talking about when I say team princess you may want to read this post & have a look at this facebook page. And if you want to you can still donate on the just giving page to any of the registered M.E. charities in the UK.

Yet another pastel look (I may be a tiny bit obsessed...) & honestly it's not super princess-y, I'm starting to run out of princess-y clothes.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

M.E. Awareness Day: What is in a name?

Trigger warning: I'm not going to be pulling any punches & some of the facts in this post are less than cheerful if I'm honest. My brain had a total melt down whilst I was doing the research & I don't think the post is any less stressful. Sorry.

I have been really struggling to find the will to write this year's M.E. awareness day post; partly because I am down again in my ability level, partly because I feel like everything that needs to be said has been said by me or by any number of other M.E. bloggers & partly because I'm over it, you know?

I'm sick of having to educate everyone I speak to over & over again about M.E. & what the difference between the diagnosis of CFS & actually living with M.E. are.
I'm sick of having to fight doctors (& other 'professionals') for every bit of help I need.
I'm sick of knowing that we suffer with two conditions, M.E. & institutionalised ignorance.
I'm sick of being treated like I am choosing to be ill & that it's because I'm lazy or enjoying it or scamming the system or whatever.
I'm sick of having a condition that is almost like a political position (like being big into recycling or something).
I'm sick & tired of being sick & tired.

But honestly, what I am most sick of is knowing that if my doctors saw the name of any other condition on their computer monitors they would take my symptoms a hell of a lot more seriously.

I'm aware that things are different in other countries but in the UK M.E. cuts you off from a lot of treatment/support/medical options.