I haven’t written one of these posts in a couple of weeks because so much has been going on: appearing on BBC Radio Scotland, the Dogs that Dine event and I’ve been loving all things vintage. It’s been a really busy few weeks and my eyes have been getting a little bit sorer than usual, but all I can do is keep using my drops. Story of my life, eh?
BBC Radio Scotland
I was invited onto the Kaye Adams show to talk about all things dog related which of course, included Dogs That Dine. It was such an amazing experience and Kaye was so lovely. I’m really pleased with how it went (although the item before had run over, so we were short of time) and I think I did a good job. Beforehand, I was so nervous but when my moment came (as I rocked the huge headphones) it just felt as though I was chatting with Kaye.
When I first started my blog, I never imagined I’d be organise and host a charity event, be on BBC Radio Scotland, record a radio documentary about my transplant journey and meet so many new, interesting people (many of whom I’m lucky enough to now call friends). All of this came from my little blog – I’m really proud.
Let’s Talk Vintage
On Saturday, I was so excited to go vintage shopping with a lovely group of girls. I’ve gotten into a bit of a fashion rut if I’m honest; all the medication I’ve been on since my transplant (which is about to be increased as the next one approaches) has certainly taken its toll on my body shape and I’ve not felt good about myself for a long time. I’m starting to get there, but it’s a work in progress. Anyway, the lovely Hayley runs vintage tours across Glasgow and she is like a ray of sunshine on a cloudy day; I was only too happy to support her on her first ever tour.
Hayley took us to her favourite vintage stores and for warm scones washed down with tea. Could anything be more delightful? I’ll be writing up a full blog post soon but I found some beautiful pieces (surprisingly, none of them are black) and I can’t wait to put my outfit together. Hayley reminded me that no matter what I am going through, I should always make sure I feel good about myself. You know what? She is so bloody right.
As a teen, I suffered with an eating disorder and whenever I even mention the word ‘diet’, my mum begins to panic. I would never go down that route again. I don’t want to start some fad diet that deprives my body of the nutrients it desperately needs, particularly at a time my immune system has been weakened in an attempt to prevent rejection. And after my next transplant, I won’t be lifting weights or running for miles – it’s not possible! But I am going to make some healthy changes and hopefully by getting some new items of clothing, I’ll add a little bit of colour back into my life.
If you’d like to find out more about Hayley and her vintage tours her blog is here: Love is in the Detail.
And that’s pretty much what I’ve been up to (as well as getting excited about the new Prison Break trailer). I’ll have a full post soon on Dogs That Dine and there will be another Wander Through My Week post next Monday. I hope you all have a great week ahead.
What has made you smile recently?