Wander Through My Week #4

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

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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.

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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.

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67 Comments

  1. May 23rd, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    Cannot like this post enough! ❤

    You have achieved some incredible things lately and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds for you.

    Michelle -x-

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 23rd, 2016 / 4:29 pm

      Awww don’t make me cry! You are such a great friend and I know you’re only a phonecall away. You know that for me too, whenever you need to chat or that husband of yours needs like two hours peace and quiet, haha! xx

  2. May 23rd, 2016 / 4:29 pm

    Oh wow what a week! I love to have had a rummage through vintage event – I adore all things vintage. x

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 23rd, 2016 / 4:35 pm

      I had so much fun! I’ve already been on the hunt for more pieces so I’m definitely inspired and feel like I could be getting back to my old self. I sent you a private message on Twitter bu the way, not sure if you got it? Hope things are good with you.

  3. May 23rd, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    What an exciting week you have had, well done on all you have achieved 🙂

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:31 am

      Thanks, that’s so kind of you. Hope you’ve had a good week.

  4. May 23rd, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    You had an amazing week! And I definitely love vintage shopping also, and I love your visuals. Thank you!

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:31 am

      Aww thanks so much! It’s been hectic but really fun.

  5. May 23rd, 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Aw hun I am so glad your friend made you feel better about yourself she sounds like a really good friend hun xx

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:30 am

      It is true what they say: you definitely learn who your true friends are through the difficult times.

  6. Hannah
    May 23rd, 2016 / 8:02 pm

    What a week you have had! Your friend sounds amazing xx

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:30 am

      Awww she is great. I’m really glad I met her!

  7. May 23rd, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    Vintage shopping? You need to tae me next time lol. I love vintage stores!

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:29 am

      Haha you’re always welcome!

  8. May 23rd, 2016 / 10:25 pm

    Oh the vintage fair looks like fun and exciting that you were on BBC Radio Scotland x

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:29 am

      The vintage fair was really cool. I was surprised by how many vintage shops there are in Glasgow that I had no idea even existed.

  9. May 23rd, 2016 / 10:42 pm

    It sounds like you have achieved a lot. Bet it was fun being on the radio.

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:28 am

      It was fun but I was so nervous. I’d love to do it again though. Hope you’ve had a good week?

  10. May 24th, 2016 / 12:17 am

    Wow, the radio appearances are huge! That’s so neat! Vintage shopping sounds really nice.

    • Sarah Ann
      Author
      May 24th, 2016 / 12:27 am

      Aww thanks so much. I’m really excited to hear the radio documentary and hope it helps to promote the importance of cornea donation.

  11. May 24th, 2016 / 2:58 am

    I’m glad you found recovery with your eating disorder and on deciding to make a healthy route for your eating habits. I hope the transplant goes well.

  12. Anosa
    May 24th, 2016 / 3:24 am

    Though vintage is not my forte I do love a good vintage snoop around and congrats on appearing on the radio.

  13. May 24th, 2016 / 3:30 am

    Wow! You sure have had a lot on your plate of late. I enjoyed this review of vintage stuff. I like to roam and have been known to pick and choose, but don’t have a lot of vintage stuff

  14. May 24th, 2016 / 9:43 am

    I think it’s so awesome you hosted a charity event (and the fact that it was with dogs makes me even more sad that I live so far away). You’re amazing for everything you’re doing, especially with the challenge that comes with another transplant x

  15. May 24th, 2016 / 3:21 pm

    I can see why you haven’t written lately – too much going on. It’s so great that you hosted a charity event and did a radio talk show. I’m sure you were wonderful. I could definitely relate to your comment about buying black clothing – I have a rule now that if I buy something black, I need to offset it with some other color. My best to you.

  16. May 24th, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    I, also, have gotten into vintage things. I just started sewing vintage sewing patterns. It is so exciting that you were on the radio!!

  17. May 24th, 2016 / 4:31 pm

    Congrats on your successful radio appearance! I get so nervous doing things like that, always get a shaky voice!

  18. May 24th, 2016 / 5:44 pm

    I would love to go to a vintage event they always seem so cool, and congrats on appearing on the radio you should be super duper proud of yourself! xx

  19. May 24th, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    What a week! We have a gorgeous vintage shop in a nearby town, I love pottering about in there! Kaz x

  20. May 24th, 2016 / 9:52 pm

    This is so cool, congrats! I must say I love your blog’s header as well!

  21. May 25th, 2016 / 8:54 am

    That vintage event sounds great – right up my alley!! Tea and scones are always a bonus too. Congratulations on your amazing achievements too x

  22. May 25th, 2016 / 9:11 am

    Sounds like you had a really great week. Really love that teapot, I need one of those

  23. May 25th, 2016 / 10:48 am

    Oh wow you had a fab week and I have seen the Prison Break trailer and OMG!!

  24. May 25th, 2016 / 12:08 pm

    Oh wow! You’ve achieved some fantastic things lovely.

  25. May 25th, 2016 / 12:23 pm

    Seems like you have had a fantastic week! Hayley sounds absolutely lovely and like she really boosted your spirits xx

  26. May 25th, 2016 / 12:30 pm

    That is such a cute tea pot! My MIL would get a kick out of that!

  27. May 25th, 2016 / 3:54 pm

    What an amazing experience to be part of you must be so proud. Looks like you had lots of fun.

  28. May 25th, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    Love the look of the vintage fair. I recently found an authentic 70’s maxi dress and I had to buy it. Don’t think I’ll wear it much but it does make me smile 😀

  29. May 25th, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I don’t think I’ve ever been properly vintage shopping, I’ve been to a lot of charity shops (which are basically the same thing in my town) but I’d love to do it properly one day and see what cute stuff and clothes I can get!

  30. Sam
    May 25th, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Congratulations on your radio appearance – that’s an awesome achievement!

  31. May 25th, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    Love, love, LOVE this post. Could not be more proud of you – for sharing your transplant story, for Dogs That Dine, for being you. You are bloody amazing, and you deserve to feel amazing! Can’t wait to read all about Dogs That Dine! x http://www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

  32. May 25th, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    Vintage shopping sounds awesome, I bet you found some brilliant items.

  33. May 26th, 2016 / 8:35 am

    You’ve done some exciting things. The vintage fair sounds great! I love to have a look around those when I get a chance!

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      It’s amazing the hidden gems you can find rummaging through vintage clothing and accessories. I love Ebay too – found a few nice things recently. Hope you’ve had a wonderful week.

  34. May 26th, 2016 / 9:01 am

    It’s so cool that you got to talk on the radio! That’s really impressive so very well done 🙂 My friends used to do run a student radio show and I thought that was nerve wracking enough, let alone a BBC one!

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      I wish I had gotten involved with student radio now because I’ve definitely caught the bug – it was an incredible experience.

  35. May 26th, 2016 / 10:11 am

    there are some aspects i find with vintage that never actually go vintage but stay classics which i ike myself x

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:41 pm

      Definitely agree. I like them too.

  36. May 26th, 2016 / 10:55 am

    Sounds like you’ve had a fab week, can’t wait to hear more about the vintage event!

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:40 pm

      I’m working on the post! Loving the outfit I put together. Do you wear vintage clothing?

  37. May 26th, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    What a great week. Well done on all of your achievements, you must be very proud of yourself x

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Thanks so much Jenni. I’m definitely proud of the opportunities my little blog has given me. Hope you have had a wonderful week! x

  38. May 26th, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Wow thats so fab that you were on the radio! I couldn’t do anything like that; I’d be far too nervous! xxx

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:39 pm

      Hey Laura! You definitely should if you get the chance. It sounds scary, but actually just chatting to the presenter it was as if we had just gone for a coffee and a catch up.

  39. May 26th, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    Great week, dear! Awesome accomplishments and I can see the excitement in every word you have here. Keep the good things coming! 🙂

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:38 pm

      Aww thanks so much Jessica. I’m really excited and proud of the opportunities my little blog has given me. How are things with you? Hope you’ve had a wonderful week. x

  40. May 27th, 2016 / 9:20 am

    how busy have you been?! i love doing radio, have you got the bug yet ? x

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      What sort of radio work have you done? I loved it – I would love to do more! x

  41. May 27th, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    I wish my week was half as busy as yours was – sounds amazing!

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:36 pm

      Thanks! This week has much quieter which I have to say, I’ve enjoyed. Hope you’re week has been good. x

    • Sarah
      Author
      May 29th, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      Aww thanks so much Emily. Hope things are good with you. xx

  42. June 2nd, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Congratulations for being on the radio: that’s huge! The vintage tour sounds perfect for finding pretty ornaments and props for food photos!

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