Wander Through My Week #6

Ahhh so sorry for neglecting my blog! Between getting an eye stitch removed and then spending days without internet (damn router broke), I’ve been living ‘off the radar’ which has been nice in some respects I guess. Okay, okay…it’s been a nightmare but I’m trying to make the best of a bad situation here. Here’s what I’ve been up to without my beloved internet at home (it’s fixed now – yay!!) and I hope you all have a wonderful week ahead with reliable, high-speed internet access.

Eye Stitch Removal

I was sitting watch some of my favourite Youtubers when I felt this really sharp shooting pain up the left side of my face. I’ve experienced this countless times before, but it’s never been this intense and painful. Deciding not to panic, I assumed it would just be another stitch that needed removed from my eye and called the hospital.

Eye stitches literally live in a world of their own. Unlike other stitches, they don’t have a ‘set date’ to be removed. Instead, the stitches decide when they want to jump ship, so to speak. There are no warning signs, so as soon as pain kicks in and I’m struggling to open my eye, I know it’s time.

My surgeon is incredible. He always tell me to call the hospital immediately if there are any problems and he’ll make sure I’m seen the same day, even at weekends. Thankfully, most of the time it has been due to loose stitches but you can never be too careful. So, on a beautiful sunny after in Glasgow, I was sitting in a hospital waiting room counting down the seconds until the stitch and I had parted ways.

Within thirty minutes, the stitch was gone. Eye stitches are removed using a needle, tweezers and a very steady hand. I’m basically told to imagine a clock on the wall, look at a certain time and within seconds, it’s all over. It makes most people a bit squeamish but I’m used to it and honestly, the relief is instant.

Mini Lush Haul


Even though I still have a ridiculous amount of stuff from my Lush Boxing Day shopping spree, I was in the mood to treat myself to some new bath bombs. I picked up a Big Blue which is one of my favourites (particularly during the summer months as it reminds me of the ocean) and one that I have never tried, Lava Lamp.

I also bought a tub of Rub Rub Rubrecommended to me by the one of the staff members, who was surprisingly on my wave-length (I tend to find Lush staff members a bit much, particularly first thing in the morning). I’ve been looking for a new scrub for so long (I’m really picky about body scrubs) and after she tested a little on my hand, I was instantly sold. Have a funny feeling this will be in my Beauty Favourites: June because it makes my skin so soft and ah, I can’t get enough of it.

We’re off to San Francisco!

My younger sister loves entering competitions. To be honest, I was always a bit sceptical and wondered if people actually won these ‘once in a lifetime’ trips/prizes. It seems too good to be true when most of the time all it takes is the click of a button. Over the years, she’s won some pretty cool prizes (a few of which I’ve benefited from) but I can’t believe she won this!

My sister won an all expenses paid five night trip to San Francisco for 2!  I’ve always wanted to walk across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge so I can tick that off my bucket list soon (far too excited!). It’s more of an adventure holiday and there’s a few different things we’ll be doing which will kick my ass; pushing me right out of my comfort zone but wow, this will definitely be ‘once in a lifetime’.

We’ll be going next year  (we are just waiting to hear from the travel company to get everything booked) but I can’t wait. I needed something to look forward to and it doesn’t get much better than a free trip to San Francisco, does it?!

That’s been my week in a nutshell! What have been the highlights of your week?



  1. Anosa
    June 13th, 2016 / 7:35 pm

    Glad to hear your stitches have been removed I was Squamish just reading about it lol. Your sister is so lucky to have won that competition

  2. June 13th, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I love Lush products and I also picked up the blue bathbomb last week too 🙂

  3. June 13th, 2016 / 7:50 pm

    Ouch your eye stitches sound painful but glad they have been removed. I love lush and have promised my Daughter a trip there when she is up to going. So jealous of your trip and well done to your sister x

  4. June 13th, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    Ouch the eye stitch. Good job it was removed. I was recommended the rub rub rub, seems to be getting a lot of good feedback. Awesome on the competition your sister won – I’ve always wondered if they happened too lol good to know it’s true x

  5. June 13th, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    Wow – I had never heard of eye stitches. Sounds really painful and so I hope you don’t have any more that need to be removed. The trip to SF sounds fabulous. I love that city.

  6. June 13th, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    Ouch! I have to have eye surgery at the weekend, and I am terrified!
    I know it’s not the same, but reading you going through a similar thing has calmed my nerves a bit!

    • June 13th, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      Best of luck with your surgery – I hope everything goes well for you. If you ever want to talk about or just have a moan to someone who understands, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Sending you lots of love! xx

  7. June 13th, 2016 / 8:39 pm

    Oh wow how amazing a free holiday!! I’d love to visit San Francisco! x

  8. June 13th, 2016 / 10:24 pm

    OMG well done to your sister enjoy the holiday it will be amazing!!!!

  9. June 13th, 2016 / 10:51 pm

    Oh no sorry to hear about your eye stitches that sounds so painful! Well done to your sister though x

  10. June 14th, 2016 / 12:22 am

    That trip should be a lot of fun. I love that city. There’s so much to see!

  11. June 14th, 2016 / 9:39 am

    Omg you’re so lucky that your sister won the trip, San Francisco is such a lovely place. I don’t like the sound of eye stitches though, sound painful x

  12. June 14th, 2016 / 11:29 am

    Wow, how exciting that you are going to San Fran! I have been 3 times and I love it – it’s such a good bar scene too. Enjoy!

  13. Hannah
    June 14th, 2016 / 1:10 pm

    I just picked up Lava Lamp too – I am so excited to use it x

  14. June 14th, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    Wow, now what a prize win that is, how absolutely amazing x

  15. June 14th, 2016 / 3:05 pm

    Oh my gosh having eye stitches removed sounds horrid – I’m not sure I would be able to keep my eye open long enough. x

  16. nicol
    June 14th, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    oh my, have fun in san fran! so lucky that she won it!

  17. June 14th, 2016 / 3:26 pm

    Oh gosh the eye stitch sounds horrible! So good that you were able to get it sorted really quickly.

  18. June 14th, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Jealous of your trip! San Francisco is a place I’ve always wanted to visit!

  19. June 15th, 2016 / 1:44 am

    WOAH!! An eye stitch!! That sounds strange, scary and sore all rolled into one! xxx

  20. June 15th, 2016 / 10:10 am

    Lush products are always great! They smell yummy too.

  21. June 15th, 2016 / 10:56 am

    Oh my Gosh!! San Francisco!! What a lucky girl your sister is. As for the eye stitch, it sounds quite unpleasant. Love the Lush haul too x

  22. June 15th, 2016 / 12:02 pm

    Your sister is such a lucky girl! I am excited for your San Francisco trip!

  23. June 15th, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    That’s great that your surgeon makes sure you don’t have to wait very long to have the stitches taken out. Are these naturally occurring or the result of a surgery? You’ve probably covered this in a previous post, but I’m a new reader.

  24. June 16th, 2016 / 1:35 am

    Oh god, you poor thing with the eye stitch – I can appreciate how much relief you must have felt immediately – Still made me a bit queasy though!

  25. June 16th, 2016 / 5:01 pm

    Great news about your US trip. I bet you wish next year was already here.

  26. June 18th, 2016 / 9:42 pm

    Just reading about having your stitches removed makes me squeamish! Glad that pain in the eye is sorted out now though! Are there anymore to come out? Would love to know what you think of Lava Lamp. I wasn’t impressed. I bought Big Blue, which you recommended to me months ago, a month back. I must get round to using it! Yay for San Francisco. That sounds amazing! xx

  27. October 5th, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I have just placed a lush order and now I wish I’d have chosen the scrub! I just want everything from lush ha xx

    • October 6th, 2016 / 9:53 am

      The scrub is so good that I’ve had to repurchase it. I went a bit crazy yesterday with their Christmas range, haha. I’m exactly the same – I want EVERYTHING! x

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