Friday, 20 March 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Jet Set Eleganza Realness

Hieee, I'm back ladies & all things being equal I don't feel too much worse for wear (although I filled out a form on Monday & was wiped for the rest of the day, screens, focusing & logic are a total beeyatches).

Anyway I've been watching A LOT of RuPaul's Drag Race during the flare - it's been pretty much the only TV I could cope with without getting over tired - including the new season & I have been gagging to do a drag OOTD post for you all.
Well here I am doing a look inspired by the runway challenge the queens had to do at the end of the second episode of the new season.

The challenge was 'Jet Set Eleganza' & I had to wonder if a single one of these queens had ever been on a plane because
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Friday, 13 March 2015

.....and the elastic snapped

I'm so sorry I haven't posted recently, & may not post 'normally' for another week at least.

Last week Thursday I had a little dip, nothing unusual, just a little more tired than I expected to be. I'd been a little more tired than I expected to be all week though so it didn't bother me but I reconned I should spend the day in my room (it's way quieter there).
By Friday I was the worst I had ever been. It was like an elastic band snapped & I was flung backwards. I was bedbound, in huge amounts of pain & - for much of the day - incoherent or unable to speak. Three days later I got out of bed for the first time & was too tired to stay sat up for more than a few hours (it weirds 'normals' out but sitting? uber tiring activity).

Now a week later I am still getting 8 or 9 level pain every day, I am having to wear noise cancelling headphones & sunglasses 60%-90% of the time, I can't watch tv for more than an hour or so at a time  & it can't be anything new, I'm struggling with anything logical (I thought 2 + 0 + 0 + 0 = 2000 this morning...which would be nice) and I can manage the stairs, on my hands & knees, a maximum of twice a day....which is making it interesting r.e. going to the bathroom (tmi I know but I have to talk it through & where better to do that than on the internet for the whole world to see?)

So, anyway, blogging will be on the back burner for the moment until I get things a little more under control. I will still post when I can but it may not be especially regularly.
If anyone has ideas for low energy posts I would love any advice I can get, I was thinking maybe a Q & A post so if anyone has questions please leave them in the comments, on twitter or on instagram.

Thank you for being so understanding & hopefully things will be back to 'normal' in a week or two.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tattoo Mini Series: Watercolour snowflakes

On the 10th of February I got my 3rd tattoo.
I am totally in love with water colour tattoos & have been since I started seriously looking to get tattoos. I love the way watercolours looks in general & in tattoos it's mind blowing! The way it looks almost like it should be painted on but that it's done with needles, unbelievable! I have total respect for tattoo artists who specialise in this style, they are mind-blowingly talented.

This tattoo was done by Charlotte Timmons

Friday, 27 February 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Tea & BBQ

I was so excited for spring....right up until I remembered that meant that I probably wasn't going to be wearing some of my darker coloured clothes for a few months. Suddenly I was all nostalgic for burgundies & navies & a whole but load of black (although I don't wear that much black...).

So when my brother dragged us clothes shopping (he bought 4 plain t-shirts) I ended up putting on this outfit.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Tattooed Countrygirl

This half term is kicking my ASS! On Sunday I had a whole day of powerchair football & there were only four players there from my team most of the time so I had to play the whole time. Since I'm the oldest on my team I do a lot of the organising (a.k.a. I sit in defence & shout at the kids in attack to remind them what they are doing & what the rules are).......all in all it was a crazy draining day, even before I include the yellow card I got.
Then it was half term & my foster brother has been there 24/7 which is a lot more tiring than I remembered, I think because my brother isn't home to take up any of the slack.

Anyway, outfit photos. This is the outfit I wore to get my new tattoo done,

Monday, 16 February 2015

Tattoo Mini Series: Chronically Ill & Tattooed

I'm not 100% on how to go about writing this post.

There are so many misconceptions about getting tattoos & the tattoo process that I want to dispel & things I need to talk about regarding M.E. & getting tattooed that it seems like this post is going to be very dense & crowded & that's not at all what I want.

I think I'm going to start with the process of getting tattooed...

Firstly (& most importantly) you need to find an artist with a style you like that does that kind of work you are thinking of getting done. This part took me YEARS but instagram definitely makes it simpler for spoonies than it could be (I wouldn't like to have to physically go to shops to look through an artists portfolio).

There are almost as many styles of tattoo as there are artists - old school, new school, Chinese, tribal, painterly, water colour, photo realism, line work, black & grey, dot work.... - so it can be overwhelming trying to search for artists.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Everyday Fashion: Roses are grey, Snowflakes are blue

I feel like a genius for coming up with this name ^^ I am such a dork.

I had totally forgotten that valentines day was coming up (it's not really a big deal in my world) so it is a total coincidence that this outfit is kind of valentines-y. It's a great look to rock though if you have casual plans for valentines day....or any other day for that matter, and look no stripes ^^

Friday, 6 February 2015

Wheelchair Fashion: Frozen 60s

I hadn't realised until I started editing these pictures how many of my outfits recently have included stripes, my next outfit will either be all stripes or no stripes ^^

Tuesday I looked out of my window & saw bright sunshine & thought 'oh good, the weather is picking up' so out came my most 'spring is about to spring' outfit (a.k.a. a light weight jumper, no layers & no coat) & got my mum to load up the car....

That is ice all around the water spout btw, it may have been sunny but the weather had not picked up & it was NOT as warm as it looked.
Lets just say I was out taking photos for less time than it had taken me to get my shoes on & A LOT less time than it had taken me to put my makeup on ^^

In my head this is kind of a 60s fashion meets Parisian meets modern nautical-ish spring fashion...making it a very convoluted vision for such a simple 'I wish it was spring already' outfit.

I am so ready for spring. I am over jumpers & layers & cold weather & super ready for pretty summer dresses, spring flowers & warm sunny days with just a touch of a breeze....only one of which is really a part of a Yorkshire spring lmao.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

My Weirdest M.E. Symptoms

On Sunday as I sat in near total darkness, with my sunglasses on eating my tea with my hands I started to think how utterly ridiculous some of my symptoms are; how funny, embarrassing or just plain weird the things my body does when it gets tired really are.
And then I realised that I've never heard anyone else talk about some of the symptoms I have. It could be that they are unique to me - everyone's body reacts differently after all - or it could be that there are other people out there with some, or all, of these symptoms & that this post will help them.
Either way it is supposed to be kind of funny so feel free to laugh, I do ^^

So in no particular order....


Dropping Everything

I don't know if this counts as a weird symptom so much as a super frustrating one but yeah, recently I have been dropping EVERYTHING, I am so lucky that my phone seems to be invincible because it should be very broken by now.

Excessive Frustration

When I get very tired the tiniest things can make me insanely frustrated. I can go from 0 to wanting to scream & cry & break something because there's nothing worth watching on TV or because a blog post I has finished has vanished (that one's not totally irrational but nearly).


Not Being Able to put Images To Words

Friday, 30 January 2015

Everyday Fashion: Accidental Fashionista

The weather has been seriously conspiring against my efforts to blog. First it snowed - which could have been good except it melted really quickly into a grey slush - then it rained & now it is unendingly cold & grey & miserable.
Add to that a schedule (not mine) that has made going to town (where most of my in door photos are taken) impossible & you will end up with a very frustrated blogger.

These pictures were taken on Tuesday after I got back from yet another fruitless photo taking mission. I'd had to remove my belt (my abdomen was screaming at me) & I was at my new desk working out some of my frustration playing with mixed media (my new obsession).