I’ve talked about joyous dressing alot on here, I am a big fan, though I am always a little nervous about joining in with some of the challenges. I love to see the outfits and the stories and the inspiration people come up with, and always promise myself that next time I’ll really go for […]Read More Faerie core
Charlie came to live with us five years ago today! He was around nine months old, a friend of my uncle had gotten him for his family but long story short they couldn’t keep him. That first week was terrifying, he cried, I cried, wondered if I’d taken on too much. But as hard as […]Read More Five years today.
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is Gabrielle Greenall. When I first saw one of her posts, I actually felt a little intimidated. My mind was like how does this person belong to the same group of people as me? It was obviously more about my insecurity than anything she had done, but […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Gabrielle Greenall
I was supposed to get married in October 2020, but like many other couples we had to postpone due to the pandemic. We had all the big things taken care of.. but, just in case you didn’t know, weddings are a lot of work! As it’s been over a year since our plans had to […]Read More Wedding prep and pampering.
I spent most of my day looking at online abuse and racism and reporting as much as possible. I feel angry, sad and disappointed in my fellow human beings that this shit is tolerated, let alone gotten away with over something they want to call the beautiful game?! There is a screenshot of a point […]Read More Being human right now is exhausting.
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is Ruby Red Vintage! This account was one I saw every now and then in my.. intro? to joyous dressing. At the time I was feeling a little overwhelmed with things so I’d stopped following people for a bit. It didn’t take long for me to think […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Ruby Red Vintage
I started following Jess (jessontheplussize aka Jess Millichamp) on insta towards the end of 2020. I’d only had my new profile for the blog a couple months and I was trying to only follow accounts that would make me happy. Boy was I right about Jess! You know when you have one of those friends […]Read More Congratulations to Jessontheplussize!
Next up in the joyous dressing spotlight series is the lovely Teija, aka Chronically Loving Life. When I first started posting and taking part in the joyous dressing challenges, Teija was one of the first people interacting and commenting on my posts. I was immediately drawn to her, she was encouraging, supportive, kind and on […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – Chronically Loving Life
I have suffered with depression, anxiety and ptsd for a long time. I try to be honest about my mental health but even when I wasn’t as forthcoming, I really enjoyed doing what I could to help other people with their struggles, whether it was just being a shoulder to cry on, buying their favourite […]Read More Doing an Instagram giveaway – mental health inspired.
I discovered KelZo Jewellery in February of this year, doing what a lot of people were doing during lockdown life.. online shopping! The company, like many others, originated during lockdown 2020. They started making small batches of statement studs and other bits and bobs, and eventually decided to open the shop. Here is a pic […]Read More What’s in the box?! – KelZo Jewellery Review
A few weeks ago I posted about the Joyous Dressing movement, and the wonderful lady who started it. I enjoyed learning more about it and am grateful for so many of the wonderful people it has introduced me to so I decided to write a ‘spotlight series’. This means I can highlight some of those […]Read More Joyous dressing spotlight – The mature bohemian
I wanted to go out somewhere nice with the dog, somewhere we would have to drive to so we could both be in nature and have fun exploring. The weather is certainly good for it, though me being me I’d have to lather on the factor 50 before we left. I woke up to my […]Read More Not the Sunday I was expecting.
Feeling reflective and wanted to share some of the positivity and love I’m feeling today during some darker times. Three years ago today we got engaged. At this point in time we should have been married for about seven months, but as you know a global pandemic happened. We’re hoping the wedding goes ahead this […]Read More Three years ago..
I don’t know if I am the only person that falls for this trap but I felt like talking about it so let me know if it happens to you too. Medication I’ve struggled with depression on and off since I was young and been on various doses of Citalopram over the years. I’ve had […]Read More The Black Dog.
Now while I don’t necessarily agree with the man part, the rest of it is true. I grew up around cats and dogs, I had a dog when I was younger and a lot of my family members had dogs and cats galore. I told my partner when we moved in together we would one […]Read More Man’s best friend.