Music Monday playlist:

1) Mr Bright side by The Killers

2) She’s so lovely by Scouting for girls

3) Champion by Carrie Underwood

4) Fire starter by Demi Lovato

5) Confident by Demi Lovato

6) One more night by Maroon 5

7) 9-5 by Dolly Parton

8) It’s my party by Jessie J

9) 2002 by Anne Marie

10) The Greatest show by TGS

11) Sneakernight by Vanessa Hudgens

12) So what by Pink

13) Dancing Queen by ABBA

14) If I can’t have you by Demi Lovato

15) Far from over by Frank Stallone

16) Anything Elvis

17) Anything Cher

Family Appreciation post: Your caregivers have lives too.

So as you all know I’ve been suffering with terrible constipation since going back on my MST medication, so, on Friday I went to the doctor because by now I looked two months pregnant and was constantly in pain.

So I tell the doctor what the problem is and instead of putting me on alternative medication he prescribes laxatives. So Friday night I’d had enough seeing as I had to miss taking my mum to the cinema to see the new Merry Popins film as I kept needing the loo. So I took the laxatives. From 7:30am till 6pm I’d been on the toilet 9 times.

I want to say thank you to my mum for her unrelenting patience as she put my on the loo each time, it’s not easy lifting a 20 year old woman. I’m sorry that the weekend was shite (pardon the pun) and I know we came close to blows but, I wanna say thank you. You put up with a lot from me and sacrifice a lot, (which included cancelling your hair appointment this weekend.) if it weren’t for you I would have been a mess. It was frustrating on both ends but, not as much for me as it was for you.

I know it seems there’s always something with me being ill but I promise I’m not doing it on purpose, it’s just shitty coincidence. I know being carer must be tough and I can’t imagine all the things you’ve missed because of me. But, if it wasn’t for your love I’d be fucked!

So thank you, amazing mum,

If one of your family members cares for you, you need to remember that they have their own needs and lives as well, it can’t be about you 24/7, you need to let them rant, take it on the chin, let them cool off and don’t get mad because at the end of the day, we could be shoved in homes in Russia or left at the mercy of the Care funding. So just let them know that you’re grateful and don’t take them for granted. It only takes one straw to break the camels back..

With all my book promo and arthritis diagnosis I forgot to show my mum and dad some appreciation and realise when they need a break.

So I plan on giving them a date night on Friday and see if I can get the care agency to fit in a bed call so my parents can enjoy themselves.

Music Monday: Playlist for the week

Here’s a collection of songs that will keep me going all week

  1. Who runs the world? by Beyoncé
  2. Salute by Little Mix
  3. The way you make me feel by Michael Jackson
  4. Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
  5. Two doors down by Dolly Parton
  6. This is Me by keala Settle
  7. No scrubs by TLC
  8. Survivor by Destiny’s child
  9. Independent Woman by Destiny’s child
  10. Head above water by Avril Lavgine
  11. Priceless by Sheridan Smith
  12. Voices in my head by Ashley Tisdale
  13. I really don’t care by Demi Lovato
  14. Fall in line by Demi and Xtina
  15. Sorry not sorry by Demi Lovato
  16. I like it by Cardi B
  17. Taki Taki by Cardi B
  18. Most girls by Pink!
  19. Mr Know it all by Kelly Clarkson
  20. Walking on Sunshine. Cher cover

Books I’ve recently read and LOVED

  • Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
  • The Forgotten daughter by Renita D’ Silva
  • We are displaced by Malala Yousafi
  • East of India by Erica Brown
  • The lost daughter of India by Sharon Maas
  • A little bit obsessed with novels with a strong heroine who overcomes adversity and I’m a little obsessed with Middle Eastern culture.. India is somewhere I long to experience although, it isn’t very wheelchair friendly. 😔
  • How to dress with a vintage Vibe

    When dressing vintage, remember to add modern twists so you don’t look too dated. Pastel and floral are a must especially, if you want the feminine look. Remember that collecting pieces can be expensive so be prepared save up!

    The best vintage fashion retailers

    Www.ceryscloset.com

    Www.hellbunny.com

    Ebay/ charity shops/ vintage flea markets.

    Www.lindybob.com

    Www.splashofvintage.com

    And if you want some fashion inspiration check out my friend, @Wheelingalong24 on Twitter and Instagram. Also read the online magazine, Vintage life

    Ps. Do any of you know of an app that is similar to Polyvore where I can put together a collage of garments and outfits?