Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Photo a day: Money

Mr piggy protecting my pennies


Im sad today, it sounds reaaaallllly pathetic...

I had ordered the perfect outfit for my birthday, everything arrived today, tried it on, and story of my life nothing fit.

Well it fit, but it didn't fit right.

To be comfortable i need my jeans to sit a lil higher, & my tops a lil longer.

But these jeans sit on your hips, which isn't as advertised, and means that buy the time im in my chair my pants (trousers for all you southerners) would be round my thighs.

Then my top fit perfect around the top, but due to my big hips it wouldn't pull down quite right.

Just another of my frustrations, shopping trip numero 2...

Monday, 27 February 2012

The emotions of me

As human beings there are moments, days when we are either happy or sad. But theres a few that tend to stick with you,

Heres mine.....

Grateful: Im immensely grateful for my life, being alive. Im grateful for my family & friends, they are my rock and without them i wouldn't be who i am.

Love: I have a great love for everyone in my life, if it wasn't for the i get from, and feel for my family and friends i don't think id have the strength that i have.

Anxiety: Since my accident i have become very anxious, i have to think of the worse case scenario in any situation. I always think something bads going to happen.

Fear: I think fear and anxiety come hand in hand. I am very fearful of getting hurt again, i couldn't do that hospital stint again.

Frustration: Im frustrated that i can't do thinks myself, that i can't explain things properly, that people don't understand that im not angry im just frustrated, that people dont listen, that people dont do as i ask, it is important that you do it that way.

Excited: Im looking forward to all the year has to offer.

Happy: Im happy with who i am, were im heading, the people around me make me happy and of course my shoes =D

What emotions best suit you??

Photo a day: Somthing i ate

Very yummie cupcakes, filled with jam, mmm

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Photo a day: Night

Masterchef Friday on a Saturday

We haven't had a masterchef tea for a few weeks, & the next 2 weekends are my birthday & my birthday celebrations....

This weekend my cousin and baby Lily came, shes getting so big!

We had Pan-Fried chicken with sesame and mango hollandaise
It was delish, mango hollandaise is my new fav thing.

Since its been a while we were treated to a pudding to

White chocolate mousse with raspberry and elderflower jelly...
Heaven on a plate. I normally hate jelly but this was amazing, so full of flavour!

I've been tagged...

The very lovely Ms. Morgan at cautionrealitycheck has tagged me in a

Get to know me blog chain...

First i answer 11 questions given by Ms. Morgan. Then I create 11 questions and tag 11 bloggers (don't forget to let them know) - who then continue the chain with their own questions and answering yours

1. Why did you start your blog (that was tagged), how did you come up with the name/title and who is your targeted audience/readers?
I started my blog for a couple reasons, one being therapy, i find it hard to express my feelings so writing everything down really helps, secondly i hope that i can give people a better understanding of living with a spinal injury, & this is were my blog name came from. Lastly i look forward to being 50 and looking back.
2. What motto/mantra/philosophy do you try to live your life by?
Everything happens for a reason, but that doesn't mean you cant change fate.

3. Tell your most memorable vacation/trip. Where did you go, why did you go, who did you go with?
Hmm... Its going to have to be disney land paris, it was a school trip it was here i became friends with some amazing folk! I got robbed, got my pants stuck on the rocket ride, and had a seance with a chicken leg, loooooong story!!

4. If you could change careers/jobs tomorrow what would your new career/job be (and pretending you had the education/training for the job)?
I'd be a zookeeper, looking after babies that have no mummys =D

5. Who is/was the most influential person in your life? Why?
My Mum, no matter what happens she always finds a way to get through it, i admire her strength, im grateful she has always let me be my own person, whilst guiding me through difficult situations. Shes my hero.

6. What unusual or uncommon physical attribute (read: body part) are you attracted to when "checking someone out"?
I quite like big hands, but i think thats common

7. If you could witness any event (past, present or future) what would it be?
The birth of Motown!!

8. What songs are included in the soundtrack of your life?
Coolio - Gangsters paradise
The Foundations - Build me up buttercup
Maroon 5 - Sunday Morning
Bon Jovi - Living on a prayer
Take that - Never forget

9. What story does your family always tell about you?
When little we lived in Ireland, one day my grandad came from England & surprised us, i answered the door & said, "mar your dar's here" in my irish accent. Never lived it down.
10. Favourite swear word?

11. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would be your last meal?
Sunday dinner or a Chinese feast.
1. Whats your favourite season & why?
2. Whats your fav biscuit?
3. Next year you would hope to achieved what?
4. When you go shopping you have to buy?
5. Fly like a bird or swim like a fish?
6. Amazing singer or Amazing dancer?
7. Harry potter or Twiligt?
8. What pixar character would you be?
9. If you could do/be anything for a day, what would it be?
10. If you could live in any decade what would it be?
11. What are your lottery numbers, why do you choose them?

Feel free to answer any of the questions in the comments box or your blog, but link back so i can see =D, you know you want to....
P.s if that made you bust out pitbul, we are so on the same page..

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Photo a day: green

I took this last summer, its one of the gardens at my favourite hall, Townley hall...

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


I have blogged lots this month, but feel like i have loads more to share...

I had my M.O.T  at the spinal unit on Monday. Which went well, i seem to be a bit of a medical mystery. I explained how i keep going funny, & he had no clue why! He gave me a few things to try, but if they dont work i'll go back & see i guess.... Lets wait & see

I do love going back to the unit, see the staff, be somewhere, where your not the odd one out. But sometimes the staff do annoy me. Just because everyone is going/has gone through the same thing, doesn't mean you can shout my business down a corridor, its rude, and im pretty sure its illegal.

Whilst there i had a xray & ultrasound, which was fun. Why is it that when ever you have to get half naked or answer embarrassing questions do you get a REALLLLY good looking Doc or Nurse. I know they never judge its their job, they do it everyday, but when faced with someone lovely looking its hard not to get embarrassed.

It made a long day that little bit better :)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

love your larder £5 off

The other week i posted about my larder box Have a look and the lovely folk over at love my larder sent me a email today:

If you sign up they will give you a £5 voucher to spend in there amazing market place.

Just click here -> http://curebit.com/x/2SQq2 to redeem your voucher.


Phot a day: Fav pic of me

I love this pic, i think i was 16, & i was at my best friends house, we were inbetween exams, watching Jeremy kyle, which was way more fun than revision. Then we decided we'd play dress up, this was my Jeremy kyle appearance look/chav hehe, it reminds me how fun being 16 was.

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Photo a day: Something i hate doing


I hate waiting around, i hate appointments in the middle of the day, the ones that stop you doing anything but wait for that appointment.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Don't post in anger

Tired is a understatement...

I had a lovely Friday night, Pub with the girls then hot fuzz in bed with a drink. Then i slipped into a cosy sleep. I don't always sleep well, so when i get a good sleep i thoroughly enjoy it. That is until i was woken up at 4:30am and kept up until 7:30am, by boys running through my house & talking, scratch that, shouting outside my door.

Not, impressed, but i will stop there.

I have written several posts in anger over the weeks, and didn't publish them, which on reflection was a great idea, because after reading what id wrote, one, they were full of mistakes, and two, by the time i had calmed down, i realised i wasn't even that mad, and everything i had written didn't count anymore.

So now i've decided, when im mad, i'll write it down, 'cause that really helps, then delete it, UNLESS you feel the same.

Then tell the world, cause then you will feel A-MAZE-ING. I know i did it with college last year.

Photo a day: Drink


Photo a day: Time

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

will you be my valentine

Valentines day *sigh!

I hate valentines day and yes its entirely because im a bitter singleton, im not even going to pretend its because "its a stupid holiday invented by card companies" or whatever the excuse is that people use.

Because i would love to receive a valentines day card, to know that im loved by someone thats not a family member.

& the sad thing is i have actually never had a valentine, ever!

I have had boyfriends, & i'd say i've been in love.

But i was always the girl that was a friend, which scares me, if it was that hard to get a boyfriend when i was full of confidence and happy with who i was, how will i find one now.


Photo a day: Heart

My lightshade fills my room with love

Monday, 13 February 2012

Photo a day: Blue

Photo a day: Inside my wadroube

Photo a Day: Makes me happy

Photos, & the memory that each picture represents...

Photo a Day: Self Portrait

For me a self portrait isn't just a picture of yourself, but a pic that says something about you... This pics sums me up well i think! I wear a headband everyday, i am ALWAYS cold & i try to smile everyday, no matter what!

Saturday, 11 February 2012


Today i lost my little lady Tilly. She may have only been a cat to most, but to me she was a friend.

Im goig to miss you dutchess....


Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

love your larder

Dont you just LOVE monthly boxes, its like having a secret admirer...

After searching for a different twist on it i found love your larder A monthly food box.

You get 5 items each month for £19.95 or you can save yourself £40 & get a 6 month subscription.

This month you got

bottle of Womersley's award winning Blackberry Vinegar, a jar of Blossom Honey from The Sheffield Honey Co, Dukkah from Gourmet Spice Co, West African Pure Dark Chocolate Powder from Mortimer Chocolate, Salted Caramel gourmet popcorn from Joe & Seph's along with a packet of English Thyme seeds. They also threw in the gorgeous bag!!

I have already eaten the popcorn, which was delicious! & i can't decided wether to have hot choc or make brownies with the chocolate powder.

If your like me & you love to try new things, but don't live near any yummy food shops, this is perfect!

Bring on March!

Photo a day: Button

This is my magic button thats attatched to a device called a possem. With this i can control my TV, the DVD, my laptop, my fairy lights & i can page for help. Not bad for a button.

Monday, 6 February 2012

Super bowl!!

Last night i watched the superbowl for the first time, well i watched my first american football game full stop, and i LOVED it.

I had absolutly no idea what was going on, but i could not turn over!

By 2:30am UK time i was wide awake craving TGIFidays...

I've established im a New England Patriots are my team, and that Pierre-Paul is a machine!!

I am definatly having a superbowl party next time!!

& im now going to marry an american fb player, i've decided :)

Offers welcome, please email... hehe

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Masterchef Friday

This week it was...

Loin of venison with celeric purée, braisesd cabbage and redcurrent jus.... But we used pork instead.

This was so yummy i'd never had celeriac before or red cabbage that wasn't pickled was dr-licious!!

Photo a day: 10am

First tea of the day

Photo a day: Stranger

Daisy my cat became a stranger only ever visiting to eat, but since its become cold she comes for cuddles.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Photo a day: hands

This is my pic of helping hands. As a tetraplegic theres a lot i cant do myself, but with a helping hand theres nothing much you cant do...

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Photo a day: My view today

Blog Award!

The very lovely Lousie over at Bits and Bobs has given me the liebister award! Thankyou... =D

Translated, this means the 'beloved' or 'favourite' which is really lovely...  it also helps those with less than 200 followers...

The 5 lovely ladies im passing this on to are....