Spring inspiration, even in the middle of a horrible concrete town there can be little patches of beauty

Slow down and enjoy life

I've been thinking about doing this post for a few days now and then I read this post over at Thirteen Thoughts today and it really sums a lot of it up for me. I actually came to the conclusion in a very roundabout way but it applies to a lot of things in life. … Continue reading Slow down and enjoy life

Discharged

Today marks exactly 6 months and 2 days from diagnosis of my blood clot and it was my final INR check at the anti-coagulation clinic. I came off the warfarin a week ago and had to check in today to make sure that my blood had gone back down to an INR of 1.0, the … Continue reading Discharged

Finally I used a Models Own nail art pen to draw the black outlines on for the stained glass window. This helped make the rose look a bit more rose like

Beauty and the Beast

I've been excited but also anxious about the live action version of Beauty and the Beast. I went to see it today and had to have nails to match it. Anyone who loves the original Disney carton definitely needs to go and see this film, it was amazing. So true to it and the additions … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

12th March 2015 - the year we lost my favourite author Sir Terry Pratchett. In one of his books his characters pay tribute every year to a disaster that happened by "wearing the lilac", something akin to wearing a poppy every year to remember World War 1. So fans of the Discworld series now "wear … Continue reading Wear the lilac and speak his name 2017

Fitness weight month 9

Health and fitness post #9 01/03/2017

I'm late, I know! But I did take all the measurements on the day I needed to, I've just had a horrible week or two and couldn't face doing this post as well as I know I've basically undone all the good work I did in February. Weight loss goals Not happy with myself at … Continue reading Health and fitness post #9 01/03/2017

Coping with a clot

I had my final INR check a couple of days ago before I come off my warfarin. It's five and a half months since I was diagnosed and I'm still struggling to comprehend and cope with it. A lot goes on in your mind and I'm hoping by posting this that maybe it will help … Continue reading Coping with a clot

Spring ladybirds!

Spring Ladybirds

I loved my ladybirds when I did them for the 31 day challenge so I had to recreate them at some point. These were a fresher, more springlike feel with the french dotticure on the rest of the nails and I'm still very happy with how the ladybird turned out. Mayfair Market is a gorgeous … Continue reading Spring Ladybirds