Friday, 10 October 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Winter Coat


My brain is mush & I'm looking at these pictures thinking, "Wow, why did I go through 3 outfits before I decided on this one?". I should totally have other things to say but I can think of nothing....
Blogger Tricks

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers 'Award'

I've been tagged by Kit from a Rainbow at Night for the Sisterhood of the World, Bloggers Award & I am SUPER flattered. Kit is amazing & her blog is incredible. I tend to stay on the edges of the M.E. community, I am already spend enough time dealing with my M.E. I guess I kind of hide from too much of it. Rainbow at Night is one of those blogs that is an exception. I feel sometimes like she does the ranting for me in good way you know? It's a super cathartic blog to read because it makes me feel like I'm not alone it what I feel & that I'm....I don't know, not alone? I'm not explaining it very well but I am super flattered that she reads my blog & included me in this.
 


Rules
  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link back to their site.
  2. Put the award logo on your site.
  3. Answer the questions the tagger has given you.
  4. Nominate ten people, and
  5. Make up ten new questions for those people to answer

Answers

 
1) What made today special for you?
 
I had stew & dumplings for lunch (one of my favourite foods), I got to play silly click & point games (or is it point & click?) for hours on end & I had healthy quinoa flour triple chocolate chip cookies to eat as snacks. All in all it was a pretty good day ^^
 
2) Why do you blog?

Friday, 3 October 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: In Autumn We Wear Scarves


Whenever I get to autumn I see all these amazing pictures of scarf outfits where the people wearing them look cool & sophisticated & I think 'I have to try that outfit', put on a scarf & instantly look frumpy, chubby & weird. I swear it's a conspiracy. No, honestly I think it's more like in mean girls lol.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Spring/Summer Wheelchair Fashion Round-up


This week is the first official week of Autumn & I thought it might be quite nice to look back through some of the Summer/Spring ootd posts I've done this past year. I've done a surprising number off ootd of the day so far this year, I'm really impressed. I hope you guys have liked these ootds as much as I have ^^
  1. Mint & Floral Semi-Casual: I think this is one of my favourite outfits & it's definitely my favourite location.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Nothing sadder than ignorant tweets


I totally hadn't planned to post today. My ability level has taken a big nose dive & I'm struggling to get used to the new status quo, but there are some things that take precedent & this is one of those things.
I saw this on twitter & I just lost it. I really did, I went mental. Everything about this tweet is degrading from the word hot, to the word 'nothing' all the way through to the sentiment. If I was writing an essay I would tear this apart, it is such a loaded tweet! I think the only thing that could have made this worse is if they had used the phrase 'wheelchair bound'. And I am aware that this is supposed to be a joke but it is so much the attitude that society has towards wheelchair users that there is no way that this could ever be funny, you know?

Friday, 19 September 2014

North Yorkshire Moor Heather Photos

 
I've been seriously struggling with getting outfit photos to look good recently, I always look really ill (which isn't really very surprising I guess, I've not been very well & I've been having to really push myself to do anything) so I don't actually have many for this post. I did take loads but the only one that worked is, this one...


And I'm not at all happy with it....the boots are wrong (which I should have realised, I normally do) & the top & belt are not sitting right so I end up looking a really odd shape....

Anyway, however unhappy I am with the outfit photos the moors were really beautiful on the day we went up; the heather just passing it's purple best, the sky radiantly blue but not too hot & the sun at just the right intensity that it was possible to take good photos even during the day.
So to make up for the fact that I don't have an ootd post, I have a post full of moor pictures which are way better anyway.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Edge of Autumn Wheelchair Fashion (+ Bird of Prey Centre)



This was supposed to be a wheelchair fashion post the week I posted the 'how to make your mobile phone photos look fancy' post but I was obviously too out of it then.
That Wednesday was such a fun day :) I had been trying to fit in a trip to a bird of prey centre all summer & I finally pushed my family into doing it that Wednesday ^^
I am totally a bird of prey person, if it was even a tiny bit realistic I would have a Harris Hawk as a pet :) I live in the inner city however so, apart from the Red Kites that I sometimes see hunting ariund Leeds & the Sparrow Hawk who hunts our garden during hard winters, bird of prey centres are the closest I get ^^
It was also very much the cusp of Autumn (Or Fall) so I thought I'd do an autumn ootd, something that I've been looking forward to for a while. Once I see the first leaves turning brown & you get the first few puffs of autumn-y wind I get an unbelivable need to pull out all my knitwear, warm toned clothing & boots. Not that autumn clothes are my favourites or anything :)

Friday, 12 September 2014

Wheelchair Fashion: Spots & Stripes


I don't know why but all my brain can think of now that I've named his post 'spots & stripes' is something from the George of the Jungle movie....I'm totally going to have to watch that again soon ^^
Anyway here is my new hair, what do you guys think? I'm totally in love with it (although it took me a couple of days, I was a little shocked to start with.....^^)

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Invisible Illness Week 2014: Just One

 
Another year, another invisible illness week & another invisible illness week post. Invisible illness week is one of my favourite awareness weeks, probably because it is so inclusive. This year's theme is all about that. I may be only one invisibly ill person but I am one of millions, 10s of millions, hundreds of millions even.
It seems insane when you think about it in the abstract, but that's the problem with invisible illnesses; they are invisible. But when I think about the people who live in my house we basically all have invisible illnesses; my mum has migraines, my brother has asthma & dermographia & my foster brother has all kinds of psychological developmental issues & seems to be developing Anorexia athletica. And I have M.E. which would be invisible if I didn't have to use a wheelchair.

Anyway, I thought I'd do the invisible illness week tag '30 things about my invisible illness you may not know' this year as I'm not really sure I'm up to doing an emotional post that I would have to put a lot of work into. I'm still recovering from being out of commission, but if you're interested in seeing a post like that here is the link to last years post.

Anyway on with the tag......

1. The illness I live with is:

Monday, 8 September 2014

Makeup with Purple Hair


Hi guys, I am so happy to be back to blogging! I thought I'd open with a makeup post & there have been some changes in my go to makeup.
Whilst I have been away from blogging I dyed my hair purple, a kind of burgundy meets violet purple, & as such the colours I use in my makeup routine have changed a little. My usual makeup was warm toned - peaches, gold toned neutrals, warm red browns - with pops of colour. Now my hair is slightly more on the cool, purple side those colours are clashing a little. Not so much that I have to replace all my makeup but just enough that I needed to make a few changes.