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Sunday 18th March

Morning everyone hope you’re all warm & well 🙌💓. I haven’t posted anything all week because I haven’t been too good… another rubbish week with my fits 🤣🤣. Friday & Saturday have been more positive so I thought I get some outfits prepared incase I’m not well in the future to post on my instagram to save posting constantly about my epilepsy 🤣😬.

Maybe it’s just in my head but I’m thinking people with start getting bored hearing about my epilepsy so I wanted to get some pics together of outfits to post (not every time) but now an then because I’m having them so often lately 💜🤣.

I thought I’d pop them on here for you all to see….just a little selection of outfits a few with a nod towards spring & the better weather because all we’re having is snow lately ⛄️ ❄️🤣.  Roll on spring please 🙏💐🌸🌷.  Had my hubby up the wall taking pics yesterday 🤣😬.

Have a lovely Sunday everyone & thanks for reading. Shirley xxx❤️😍😘

27CEACBC-2609-435C-9134-165A6E3589B3Thought I’d try a different pose🤣🤣

AFE4DB9A-366B-4449-A544-B69EB984B223.jpegMaking the most of the seat🙌😘

08F15A60-A870-4E94-95FF-D6A525EFC5CE.jpegRoll on spring to wear a lighter coat 💐😍

227E8A0A-D5FD-43E5-8505-69529E7DA5A8.jpegPoppy getting in on the pic 🤣🙌

22FC3C58-BD32-4496-A102-C144C6B701C1My comfy jeans 👍💓

80B76516-04E6-4155-B649-8ADB3CF27516.jpegAnd finally all wrapped up.. poppy thought we were going out 🤣❄️❤️.

What a lovely Mother’s Day 🌸💐

Monday 12th March

What a week last week was🤪😬… not my best one ever 🙀 lots of .. well I was gonna say ups an downs but there wasn’t many ups if I’m being honest 🤣.

I spent the week in my mum & dads apart from one day after having the awful fit the Friday before an a couple more little ones Saturday. I also had another little one (absence) on Thursday then quite a long 2hr absence this Saturday morning.

We’d planned to go for tea for Mother’s Day (for a change..someone usually cooks) earlier in the week if I was feeling better and to be perfectly honest I didn’t think I’d make it. I’d been going to bed at 6pm every night to watch telly in bed an it’d killed me staying up that late so the thought of getting ready to go for a meal horrified me😬!!

After another early night Saturday though (an telling everyone I wasn’t going) I got up Sunday well I won’t say feeling refreshed but better than I’d felt in over a week so decided to take my time getting ready .. partly because I felt like I was letting everyone down (like I constantly do when I can’t go places after having a fit) and partly because I felt like getting myself ready because I’d been in PJs for over a bloody week 🤣🤣.

Best decision I’ve made this year I had a really lovely day… the meal was absolutely gorgeous an everyone had a great day. I know my mum wasn’t looking forward to going without me, Neil an possibly Fay… an then Eve (my niece) would of been disappointed..so in the end everyone was happy an we all had a really lovely day. I’ve tried to get back into my routine a bit today doing my instagram an the housework… baby steps because I’m still not 100% an I’m feeling very tired but I’m feeling a lot more positive & I’m sure going yesterday helped towards that.

Hope everyone had a lovely day yesterday. 05923C9E-5C03-498C-B971-917586B0C9BD I’ve popped some pics up from our meal . Thanks for reading. Shirley ❤️😍😘.

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Me & my gorgeous mum just before we left 😍

CC3702E9-C65B-4919-BCB9-47441F263A50My lovely sister & niece at the restaurant ❤️

646893F1-C9F4-4DD1-8653-68A8EA5EE304My gorgeous niece, daughter & dad😘

CDB0E24E-714B-46FE-BD2A-268CBA20A491Me an my gorgeous hubby 😍😘

6A807D75-031C-4691-84CB-2C2B0CEF016AMy beautiful mum & auntie 😘.

I was well an truly spoilt btw…I got a beautiful breakfast cooked for me by my hubby & gorgeous presents off my beautiful daughter… which I totally didn’t expect ❤️❤️❤️.

8E76FFF2-B09E-4A8F-81F7-9D93B05A550DBreakfast fit for a king mmmm😊

510B6A2B-4405-4715-89BF-5CEC2AC1329ESpoilt rotten with beautiful gifts 😍.

5A9FAD60-D947-42C9-A056-8CEE37621BAASpecial card of my baby ❤️😘

Despite having one of my worst weeks in a while yesterday was a fantastic day 🙌❤️😘.

Peaceful nights sleep 🙏😴🔥🌟

Wednesday 7th March

Hoping for the best nights sleep ever 😴😂🤪.

My Mum & Dad very kindly bought me a Salt lamp for an early Mother’s Day gift.

I’ve heard so many great things about these lamps… how they help you relax & help you sleep 💤 so fingers crossed tonight it’s going to work it’s magic on me🤞.

I’ve had it on for a few hrs now an it looks beautiful, so warming an cozy 🔥😴. I’ve also got my candles burning so if all these relaxing things can’t help me sleep I really don’t think there’s much hope for me & sleep 🤣💤🤞😴.

I’ve popped the pics up of the lamp. Hope you all get a good nights sleep 😴💤. Thanks for reading. Shirley 🙌💜😘

3995831F-7F5A-49AA-ABDF-72523FBF6F1DBeautiful Salt Lamp 🔥🌟

94841D48-430C-4E5F-9E9A-C922A1A1D619My beautiful lamp & budda candle burner🙌😊😘

Scary weekend 😢😔

Monday 5th March

Well what can I say about this weekend… it all began Friday afternoon when the absence seizures started 😬

Nothing really out the normal for me to be having them because I have them a few days each week.. often multiple times during the day, just like this Friday! The thing about Friday that was a bit different an that doesn’t happen every week because of the amount of medication I take is, I don’t have a Gran Mal seizure.. or blackout.

Me an Fay had been home about  ten minutes because I’d spent the day at my mums …Neil was out for tea so we ate there… I was knackered after having the fits so decided to go a bit earlier an Fay came too with me being unwell.

We’d literally been dropped off gone upstairs an I was in the bathroom an hit the floor, no warning nothing… thank god for Fay she caught me going down so I didn’t fall flat on my face but dropped to my knees first so although I’ve got bruises an I’m aching an sore it’s nothing to what could of happened!!

I constantly have the absence seizures an they get me down but it’s when these ones raise their ugly heads that I realise how lucky I actually am that I’m not having these on a daily/weekly basis which could very well be the case. It can be a pain taking upto 20 tablets a day but it’s definitely worth it if it means keeping these at bay😳. It was this time last yr I had my last ones of these ..I had three coz my meds were messed up!!

Sometimes we moan about daft things don’t we like having to take tablets but it’s not until the really horrible things come up an bite you the bum that you think… maybe I haven’t got it so bad. My epilepsy is by no means controlled but thankfully in the main it’s the absence seizures I have.. hopefully it’ll stay that way.

Thanks for reading everyone. I’ve popped a pic up of my bruises😂😂. Shirley ❤️😘💜

ECA69270-B985-4D9F-81B1-C6932CE64E64This is today a couple of days after my fit. Healing slowly but surely 💜🙌💜

AE4BF07C-8F46-46AD-A1C1-226E201798B4Very true 💜💜💜

Snowy days ☃️☃️

Wednesday 28th February

I can’t believe we woke up to snow yesterday & today it’s starting again…it’s only light but it still coming down. We almost never get snow even when the whole country is covered in it…especially this time of year❄️🤣😜.

Went out with poppy earlier but the wind was icy so we didn’t get far…and to add insult to injury our heating is broke😂😂. The boiler man is coming out later today to hopefully fix the problem (a leak 🙈) until then I’m snuggled under a throw on the couch trying to keep warm… just had a great thought a hot chocolate…👍I mean if you can’t treat yourself in a crisis like this when can ya👌.

Hope you’re all keeping warm & safe.. I’m popping some pretty pics up from Pinterest of snowy days❄️☃️. Thanks for reading. Shirley ❤️😘

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Wrap up warm🧥🧣🧤

Tuesday 27th February

Would you believe we’re two days off March an it’s snowing ❄️☃️, what’s happening to our weather ?? What a better time to do blog on coats 😊

I’ve put together a small collection of my coats (these had to be selfies coz everyone was out🤪) .. I must admit it’s only lately I’ve started getting into wearing coats, I’d much prefer a warm jacket… I’m really taking an interest in them atm though.

Here’s my dressier coats, hope you like them. Enjoy your day & keep warm everyone. Thanks for reading. Shirley xx❤️😘

12052FFF-8413-4A22-91D6-77F2306CF6B3.pngThis is Calvin Klein from TKmaxx

9656B13F-DD5C-4FC7-99F3-1CD2EFC430A4.jpegThis is from TKmaxx

DE35B9E1-0E36-4D17-AFA7-C872BFB4DED1.jpegThis is from Tuclothing

3C581657-EFC2-45C7-9D30-6CF5622D1878.jpegThis is a vintage one

F7ED1A3C-990D-4B98-9424-22FCDB91CB39.jpegThis is from Tuclothing.

Fabulous Jackets 👌❤️💖

Saturday 25th February

Well in my opinion anyway 🤩.

Today is all about the little jackets to wear dressed up or dressed down. I love a jacket I think they’re so versatile an can be worn  in lots of ways.

I thought I’d style up a few of my jackets… I’ve probably got far too many because I can’t part with them😜.. every time I have a clear out I try to get rid of some but think no no I’ll wear that again an regret throwing it away, so it goes back into my bulging wardrobe.., much to my Hubby’s annoyance 🤣.  (This is not bragging by an means a lot of my stuff is yrs old I just won’t get rid!!)✨

I’ve picked a few up from vintage shops & my mum has started getting me one for my birthday or Christmas over the last few years💕.

7AAC3722-06E3-4145-B0FE-6FA516E3753D.jpegThis jacket is vintage AE29C052-1158-4A52-B4F3-17D559261AC4.jpegThis jacket is from Tuclothing4E63ABA2-BB99-4F76-AABB-E86CE3E1F7CC.jpegThis jacket is from Zara ED95090B-D16E-481A-853B-28E6BB5E8E10.jpegThis jacket is vintage 88A00B26-9DA2-4736-AC74-420B83531567This jacket is from Zara 63AFAEAB-7742-4FA0-929C-69A2A6D2CF4EThis is a vintage jacket.

I hope you like them. Thanks for reading, have a lovely Saturday, Shirley xx❤️😘