A few weeks ago I fell victim to my works notorious theif, my purse was emptied of it's money while i worked, to say i was upset would be an understatement.
I didn't cry about the money being stolen but what did leave me sobbing my heart out is that my colleagues had rallied together to replace the money that had been taken and put in my bag before i could protest! I was soo touched by their kindness, i will repay it in baked goods.
On hearing what had happened my closest friend and fellow blogger (glamglitzgloss.co.uk) Tanya offered to take me out that weekend as we both needed cheering up. So the day came and Tanya and her friend Stacey came to meet me from a baby shower, we chatted and shared a bottle of prosecco. Unfortunately Tanya was a little worse for wear after having a long day and had to go home earlier than planned, so her friend Stacey extended an invite to join her and her friends for a drink in the railway, Tanya lent me some money and shooed me off with Stacey.
Stacey and her friends were incredibly kind and welcoming! I didnt feel out of place or awkward at all and I had a nice evening getting to meet and mix with new people! At the end of the night i walked to my bus stop with a massive smile amazed at the kindness I had recieved that evening.
Since then i have received nothing but praise and love for stacey when telling this story to mutual friends and all I can think is WE NEED MORE STACEYS IN THe WORLD!
This girl did not know me, we had only met that night and she took me along with her, even bought me a drink and introduced me to her friends. She has a heart of gold and we need more people like her.
Hopefully I will cross paths with her again so i can return the drink!
Have you experienced kindness this week? Share below!!
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be invited by my friend and fellow blogger Tanya (glamglitzgloss.com) to seventh heaven's 30 year anniversary event.
The event was held in a closed down pub in Hackney, London. They had transformed it in to a vintage/shabby chic beauty haven, On the first floor you had their little shop where you could buy any full sized products, also you would find arcade classics such as pac man and space invaders!. The top floor had two rooms, one had free beauty treats (face masks, massages...) and the other room is where they held meditation and yoga classes, Tanya had booked us in for reiki meditiation and laughing yoga, unfortunately I did end up walking out of both! (Too many people in one room!). Going down in to the basement of the building you would find a cinema room and a 80's room, these had to be my favourite rooms.
Refreshments and snacks were available through out the building, unfortunately the advertised chocolate fountain had arrived late and was not ready by the time we left as we were both in need of food.
On our way out we collected our VIP goodie bags which was a canvas tote bag with a selection of hair and face masks. I have already used the charcoal and dead sea exfoliating mask, it was messy but my skin felt so fresh and soft! As a acne sufferer I'm not normally a fan of face masks as i can't use any products with oil in but 7th Heaven use all natural and vegan friendly products, so i have now converted into a lover of face masks!
If you wish to discover more about reiki meditation email Victoria Crump at firstname.lastname@example.org
Within the last year the term 'body shaming' has been a popular topic, body shaming is a term used when a person is criticised for being either over weight or under-weight. Personally I am neither but in the past week i have been criticised for my size.
Between November through to May i was on a course of anti-depressants, as well as antibiotics for my acne and medication for my migraines, this combined caused me to gain 2 stone in weight. This wasn't my choice, it was a side effect of the various medications. Between January to June last year i was a total gym addict, i loved the way it made me feel. Gradually my migraines got worse and it resulted in me fainting one day and hitting my head on a machine, ive not been back because;
2) anxiety - i don't want a repeat!
3) my doctor advised against it for a while.
When i was at the gym i recieved a lot of comments, mainly that i was too skinny, i disagreed and called it healthy, i still feel that way as i was a healthy 8 stone (i'm 5ft 1). Now i am 9 and half stone, i have gone from a size 6/8 to a size 12, which according to the BMI i'm in the ok range, only now i get comments such as "why dont you go back to the gym?" And "you are on the big side". Unfortunately nobody looks at me and sees a girl who has battles her inner demons and battled with her health, they just see a curvey girl who must enjoy her food too much.....(fact: i dont actually eat a lot!)
This bothers me more than it should, i have tried all sorts to try and lose the extra pounds including meal replacement shake programs such as Protein World and DIet now, and to take supplements, the only results this has produced is that i now no longer can enjoy dairy products and I have IBS. Not nice.
Truth of the matter is we need to look after our bodies by eating healthily, feeding our bodies needs and regular exercise. There also needs to be a better way of how we look at each other, you never know what a person has been or is going through. Another thing is some need to learn that they can't enforce their opinions onto others, we are all unique and different.
I am facing my demons and joining (a different!) Gym and signing up to various exercise classes, i will keep you informed of my fitness journey!