Saturday, 17 June 2017

Suffering With Travel Sickness



I wasn't going to share a post on this but I thought I would to see if anyone else relates to me, so like I said above please don't read this if you have a phobia of sick.

For as long as I can remember I've always suffered with travel sickness and so I don't really go away much because of it. I remember one time we were going away and we'd only gone up the road and I was sick!, I do take travel pills and I think they work more or less every time I take them but they do make your mouth dry. I'm ok if I take pills, I'm looking forwards and can see out the window

I start to feel funny if I'm in a car in the back going round country lanes and I cant look down either, I'm also terrible on a boat/ferry, coach and if I'm on a train backwards (like recently when I went to Edinburgh). I can't tell you if I get sick on a plane because I've never been on one but to be honest I don't think I'd like it. Sometimes I feel like I'm going to be sick and then I'm not or I am, I feel overheated and my head feels funny.

I don't like being sick its horrible and I feel embarrassed if I'm on public transport and people are watching/looking/making judgement (I bet they do) I wish I didn't get it so I could travel more but unfortunately I can't. I do take pills the night before if I'm going on a long trip or I take them when I wake up and hope they work.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Fragile X Research Trip To Edinburgh Scotland

As many people know I have Fragile X a learning disability you can read more here and so when my mum got a letter through about volunteering for research in Edinburgh I thought it would be good to go to possibly help others. We booked our trains and a hotel to Scotland I also wanted to go away somewhere as I don't really go anywhere because I get travel sick :(

Day One Travelling Tuesday 6th June 2017
Me and my mum travelled from Braintree to London Liverpool Street, then we caught the tube to Euston to then get a train to Crewe and then onto Edinburgh. The journey going wasn't good at all because our train seats were backwards not good when you suffer from travel sickness :(. When we got to Crewe and got off the train in the fresh air I felt a bit better but it still wasn't nice.  We arrived at Edinburgh at about 4:30pm after a 7 hour journey. The hotel we stayed in was called Motel One and was right opposite the station and was a nice room especially the shower!. We went out to Pizza hut for dinner which was good.

Day Two Wednesday 7th June 2017
This day was the research day which was a taxi ride away at the Patrick wild centre, the scan was at a different hospital. I was really nervous and anxious about it but I thought I'd be ok after having a practise one and talking through what will happen. First I answered some questions and did some word/picture tasks some were easy and some were hard but it went okay. Then we went over to the other place for the scan I was given ear plugs, headphones and some padding around my had, then there was a thing that goes over the face and then some binoculars which shows pictures and I had to press a button. When I first went in the scanner I really panicked and had a button to press because I wanted to get out. I felt claustrophobic,my heart was racing and my hands were sweaty and I felt scared. I then got the option to have the scan without the thing over my face but I still felt panicky and anxious, I got upset a few times during this and afterwards when I'd decided I didn't want it done after all I felt like I'd let people down and just felt over whelmed. After we had been there we went onto visit the castle which was good and the weather was good! (the best day) the castle was interesting my favourite part was the prisons (I've watched a lot of docs!). We then went back to our hotel and then went out to look for somewhere for dinner and ended up in the filling station which was really nice!.

Day Three Thursday 8th June 2017
It rained for most of the day! oh bother anyway we went shopping, looked around a money museum and had a little bite to eat in patisserie Valerie. I bought 2 Cath Kidston bags (I'd never been in there before!) one was from the Disney 101 Dalmatian collection and the other was a blue bag with ducks on and I also got a purse/little bag these ones were in the sale. In the evening we went to Prezzo for dinner which was nice.

Day Four Friday 9th June 2017
Going home day :( our first train of the day was at 10am so we had to be up and ready, we had breakfast in this little cheap café around the corner it was ok but there was water on the floor and the delivery was everywhere so not really ideal but ah well. The train journey home was much better because we had face forwarding seats I listened to my music and just looked out the window so I didn't feel funny. I also napped a lot! well it was a 10 hour journey home. We got to Peterborough and had a few hours wait for the next train to Ipswich, then we got to Witham and then had to wait again for the train to Braintree and then we got a taxi back home at 9pm! such a long day!.

I had a good time despite the weather but that's Scotland for you! I would go back again and possibly take part in other Fragile X research should they do any.

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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Why You Shouldn't Be So Hard On Yourself

Today is Sunday the 21st May 2017 and I felt fine when I woke up etc,ate breakfast then I started watching deadly women on Netflix, but by lunchtime I started to feel down and just not myself. I had lunch and then decided to get outside and go for a walk, well it wasn't that long and after I got home I still felt meh. I'm not really sure why I feel like this I'm not due on, I have a job etc but I guess we all have these days even when things relativity fine.

So I'm writing this post to remind myself and you if you're having one of those days too that we shouldn't be so hard on yourselves because of one crummy day it's not the end of the world! there's a whole new week to start again. I think it's also partly boredom and then I start to eat when I'm probably not even hungry.

If you're having a bad day with finding a job or school work/uni work etc then take a break and have a pamper session, read a book or go for a walk. Take your mind of things and don't beat yourself up for taking a break things can become draining. I know what it's like looking for a job,its hard and I hated it but I took breaks from looking and then got back into it, and now I have a job.

Here are some positive quotes to help you feel like you again!

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Garnier Soothing Botantical Rose Water Skincare Review

I rarely try new skincare as I just stick to what I know but when I saw Garnier had a new rose water skincare range out I just had to try it!. So I saw these (the toner & milk) on offer in boots, the day cream came from Superdrug also on offer (at the time of buying) I'm not sure if they're as I post this.

Soothing Botanical Toner-
The toner is pretty much like micellar water but it smells of rose!, it's gentle on the skin and removes make up well. It contains 96% natural origin ingredients and the rose water isn't over powering which is good. After using this my skin feels clean, fresh and it also soothes the skin and tones at the same time. This range is for dry/sensitive skin which is perfect for me as I have sensitive skin.

Soothing Botanical Cleansing Milk-
The cleansing milk is good and I normally use this at night after using the toner. It's like a bit more runnier than a moisturiser but it still makes my skin feel fresher and soft. This removes make up as well and also makes your skin feel cleaner and look fresher. This also hydrates the skin and soothes at the same time.

Garnier Day Cream-
I found this on offer in Superdrug for £2.95! I normally use simple moisturiser but I wanted to try this new range. My skin feels better after using and I think it makes a difference using it day and night. 
The rose water is known for its soothing virtues, the formula hydrates skin and restores softness and suppleness.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

5 Ways To Love Your Body

Society is just screwed up we are meant to look a certain way, be a certain size etc we can't get away from it, it's everywhere magazines, newspapers, Instagram, twitter and Facebook. We see so much body shaming it's unbelievable in this day and age and it needs to stop!.

Diet companies are always promoting losing pounds, it's the same in magazines then next page is a recipe to make brownies (though brownies are the best!) it's just WRONG!. If magazines printed every body size out there, instead of shaming people for being the 'wrong size' then we wouldn't be so hell bent on changing our bodies when we don't even need to.

These diet companies are making money from us because we think we need to change our body but really we don't. We should ignore them and learn to love ourselves which is what this post is about today.I've thought about writing a blog post about body positivity for a while now but I didn't really know where to begin but after reading Grace Victory's tweets this morning it inspired me to write this post.

1. Write down I LOVE MY BODY and stick to your mirror and read it everyday.

2.Unfollow Instagram and twitter accounts that always post negativity and unfollow brands that don't promote body positivity in all sizes.

3.No one is perfect, so embrace your flaws and love the things that make you unique. Don't compare yourself others it isn't going to help your body is good enough and don't let ANYONE tell you different.

4.Try and avoid magazines that constantly body shame people for being too skinny or being too big who actually writes this stuff?! and how would they feel if someone body shamed them?.

5. Surround yourself with upbeat, positive people who bring out the best in you.

Thanks for reading
and I hope this post helps you into becoming more body positive.

Monday, 8 May 2017

It Doesn't Matter

This idea came to me on my way to work today on the bus lol random I know but I think it will help others.

Do you ever feel like your blog isn't good enough? do you feel like you should be posting certain content? well let me tell you, you don't need to be like that! your blog is for you to post whatever topics you want such as life posts, make up, fashion, taboo subjects whatever YOU want!. This is why I'm writing this post to tell you it doesn't matter if you don't have this or do that etc.

                                                             It doesn't matter if

Your blog isn't as fancy as bigger bloggers.

You don't own an expensive camera to take photos

You don't own marble backgrounds....just go to a DIY shop and tear of wallpaper samples! #win

Your Instagram doesn't have a theme

You don't have 1,000's of followers on twitter/Instagram/Facebook c'mon let's be honest we don't even know them!.

You don't own designer clothes, make up etc just because other bloggers do it doesn't mean they've paid for it! don't buy things just to fit it.

Your content is different.

You take photos with your iPhone/other phone.

You don't take photos of your food! JUST EAT IT BEFORE IT GETS COLD!.

I hope you liked this post
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Sunday, 30 April 2017

Job And Life Update

I thought it was time I posted an update on the job front and a general life update as I'm sure you're all wondering what's been happening.....

So I started at B&M on the 21.2.17 as a work based trainee employed by Shaw trust but working in B&M haha its confusing I know. Anyway it's been going well and I've been getting really good positive feedback from the managers I'm so pleased it's going well!.

I am on the shop floor doing shelf filling so basically I have a trolley full of stock and have to put it out to sell. I didn't think I'd do as well as I am but I am glad I am earning money, meeting people and just getting out the house. I do 16hrs so 4 days a week for 4 hours which is much better than my last job as a marketing assistant that was just rubbish!. I don't know if B&M will turn into a permanent job but either way I'm glad I done it but with so many leaving recently there might be a chance but who knows!.

I'm feeling much more positive and happy about things. I'm glad I'm getting out meeting people but it's not good for my bank balance! #oops #sorrynotsorry. It's helped me with my confidence which is growing more and more and I'm so glad!. I do sometimes wonder where I'd be if I hadn't of done the things I've done because they've really made a difference.

Anyway I think that's all for now I'll be back soon with more updates

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Suffering With Travel Sickness