Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Saturday, 18 January 2014

outfit of the day

i've had friends ask me before, why don't you do your own outfit laydowns for your blog?

my answer is simple; cba strategically placing my clothes on a hip wooden floor to put on the blog.

i don't have the desire to make it look good by carefully placing mini diptique candles along side my jeans or a rose to make the colour of my lipstick pop.

on a more positive note, after i quit my quarter-chicken-a-day diet and replaced it for a cup-of-soup-for-lunch diet, i can now fit back into my favourite acne jeans.



it's still cold. layer up.

it's still cold. layer up.



i know i'm a little bit late jumping into blogging this year but i thought i'd do a little round up of 2013; the highs and lows, the good and the bad, le blah, le blah, le blah.

i started off 2013 in a bit of a sketchy place. for some reason, epilepsy really took a hold during the first couple of months of the year, i had quite a few fits, one in public - actually on the platform in amsterdam centraal, where i was so close to the edge, my wallet fell onto the tracks. thank the lord that i didn't roll over the edge and get ran over by a train. every morning for months i was terrified i'd have a fit. niet goed.

i had a lot of doctors appointments in liverpool and amsterdam and ended up changing my medication; i'd been on lamotrigine since i was diagnosed in 2007, and i think the conclusion was that i'd just become immune to it. i moved onto keppra/levitaracitam in about march/april and ever since, it's been amazing. i'm not worried any more about having fits in the morning and live a bit of a more "normal" life. even if the tablets are as big as an extra strong mint.

next up, another change was i got a new flatmate. this was such a big change from living with a couple and a dog to living with a girl who i can chill out with and cook and watch trashy movies with. seriously, so happy she moved in. even though she talks about her boyfriend more than i talk about epilepsy, hood to coast and my eyebrows (which is a LOT), i do love her and i'm very happy she moved in.

another highlight of 2013 was travelling. i went to portugal for a week with work and had an amazing time. even though it was for work, the people who i was away with seriously made it. we laughed none-stop all the time, but still worked super late hours, and the place we went to was so beautiful, i'd love to go back again. (toenail and beverage - that's for you)

last year i also went to the US to take part in hood to coast (see i told you i talk about it a lot) and it was probably the most amazing thing i've ever done in my life. i also travelled down the 101 for the week and finished up in san francisco which was pretty gnarly. i wrote about it here, here and here.

a load of us went for an eventful weekend in paris, i went to a cottage with my school-friends in the uk, and also visited jersey and had a family week in france.

2013 was also a good year for shoes. my top 5 purchases were probably the janoski digi-floral, flyknit racer multi-colour, af1 white/white, huarache blue/green and the air max 90 sneakerboot.

i finished up 2013 with a lovely two weeks in liverpool, very family and chocolate orientated, working at the salvation army soup-kitchen on christmas day, sleeping and eating during the rest of the days. pretty perfect.

all in all it was a pretty good year.

i'm not sure what's in store for me for this year, all i know is that i've got a half marathon planned. i want to travel as much as possible; i seem to be the only one of my friends who has a glastonbury ticket, but i'd also like to go to greece in the summer and maybe to berlin again to do a 10k (i was there earlier this week and it made me realise how cool the city is.) another thing i'm super excited about is the wedding of the year; two of my friends - chris and laura are getting married in manchestoh and i cannot WAIT! just gotta start looking for outfits!

here's to 2014, guys. i hope it's a good one for you!

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