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Show Yourself...

I just had a major realisation! ... I'm Elsa!! Yeah, I know! ... Alright, maybe not but the song title spoke to me for this one, ok? But I did genuinely have a somewhat "mind-blown" moment, which really doesn't happen very often, does it? Even to Little Miss Thinkalot over here... I'm sure there's some sort of irony in there somewhere?
Anyway, I was having a conversation with one of my very best friends yesterday and it occurred to us - how many people take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to "see" themselves whenever they feel like it? You're probably reading this thinking 'everyone has the ability to see themselves, what are you going on about? You crazy girl...' and, up until yesterday, I'd be inclined to agree with you that I'd probably gone a little bit more bonkers than I already am! But what I'm getting at here isn't just being able to see yourself, it's being able to see your body in all its natu…
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Wench Wars: Lockdown Playlist

1, 2, 3, 4, I declare a WENCH WAR!!! Yes, you read right, the long-awaited battle of the wenches has finally returned!! Whilst both myself and Carrie have been in regular contact since our first disagreement, we regrettably have lacked the time (and, in my case at least, the inspiration) to continue our feud... that is, until now!
It may have taken a global pandemic to whip our arses into gear but here we are, throwing down the gauntlets once again for round two. So prepare for...
Top 5 Lockdown Songs!

5. We'll Meet Again - Khalysis (2020) So I thought I'd kick things off with the most recent of my top 5 - and by "most recent", I mean it was literally released last week as a VE Day tribute (lest we forget). Whilst Dame Vera Lynn will always be a National treasure, I thought I'd bring her amazing words into the 21st century with this modern remix. The lyrics which helped many people through the trials of the Second World War still ring true in our current situation…

Technical Difficulties

How did we survive without technology? This is a question that I regularly hear, mostly regarding phones and computers, social media and Google, and usually from - but not limited to - Gen X folk (because, let's face it, they lived without  this type of technology for quite some time, longer than us millennials/Gen Y-ers anyway). With today's technologies, we're able to connect with people half way across the world with the click of a button, or find the answers to questions within minutes without having to carry around a massive encyclopedia, and most of us are now at the point where our lives seem to erupt into chaos if the internet goes down! However, this all pales into insignificance when you think about the advancements in medical technology; a lot of people really wouldn't be able to survive without it, myself included (bit of a morbid notion, I know, but it's true!), and this winter has really brought this thought to the forefront of my mind.

Country life …

Happy Dating-is-Effort Day...

Relationships. We all have them in one form or another.
Valentine's Day has always been a funny time of year for me. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, but most of the time it just sort of passes without any real acknowledgement. I've only ever had one relationship, but I was young and it didn't last very long through one reason or another, so I've never really had the whole "dating/relationship" experience. The one and only date I've ever been on was a disaster for the simple reason that dates generally don't work with just the one person - sucks to be me! Although, in hindsight, it was pretty hilarious as I left the restaurant alone... in the rain... and sat under a bus shelter only to be told that this particular one was no longer in use (which we did know and was actually waiting for a taxi but it was still funny). Was a proper romcom moment and I so wish I'd had music! Maybe I'll incorporate this scene when they finally dec…

Memory Lane: The End of a Decade...

So much has changed... down Memory Lane.
Every new year gets me feeling thoughtful but, as we enter not only a new year but a new decade, I find myself feeling a little emotional. I've seen a few posts over the last couple of days highlighting people's special moments and it's got me thinking about just how much has happened to me in the last ten years - big things, small things, good things, bad things, and utterly crazy things! 
Friends, Family and Carers Ten years doesn't seem like much but, at the same time, feels like an eternity. Looking back through my many photos taken over the decade, it really hit me just how many people have come and gone from my life. I've lost touch with old friends and gained new ones (I've even gained and then lost the same friends all within the decade), I've had friends and relatives pass away, and had new relatives born and introduced to the family, and I've even rekindled some lost friendships along the way. I've s…

Going Through The Motions...

Last week was a CRAZY week for McFly fans!
Out of the blue, the profile pictures of their band social media pages changed - after a three-year hiatus - and BOOM! Everyone went into meltdown, including me... The very next day they officially announced their return, along with a comeback "party" at The O2 Arena in London, and, being the party girl that I am, I blew all my credit and 35 minutes on hold on getting tickets. Score!
I was so happy, I was slightly giddy with it. My favourite band was back on the scene and I'd bought tickets to celebrate with them before the year is out - we went from no McFly to ALL of the McFly in next to no time at all, something no one saw coming! And then this week they announced their 2020 arena tour, and my mood suddenly changed...
Obviously I was so happy for them: a sell-out comeback gig, and then an eleven-date arena  tour. They truly are back with a bang! I was really excited at the prospect of seeing them again next year too - taking …

Dressing to a Fashion...

What should I wear?
That's the million dollar question when it comes to the majority of the female population, not just for special occasions, but on a daily basis. There's something about fashion that makes a girl feel good about herself; whether it be because a certain top has a flattering shape, or a certain pair of trackies are the most comfortable thing in existence, girls just love clothes!
But it can quickly become a love-hate relationship, especially if said girl is, say... a wheelchair user.

From a relatively young age, girls develop a sense of style, often influenced by social norms, fashion role models, and whether or not your Mum is going to yell bloody murder at you if you leave the house "looking like that". But, above all else, the biggest influence on us wheelie girls is:


"Can I actually wear this?"
I know certain things don't suit certain body shapes, so this could be argued to be another common influence, but it's definitely a lot h…