Feeling loved 💗

Feeling loved 💗

During the last few weeks, I have been really unwell with the campylobacter virus.  If you have had it, you know how miserable it can be!

It started at work which was awful, and a few hours later I was being sick in a bush while walking my dog.  Another classy moment for me.

My boyfriend was away, rocking at download festival, so I felt really sorry for myself!

My best friend turned up with medication, food, drinks and even took my dog out for me. She’s a legend! One day, she was with me for hours even though she had ‘just popped in’.  Turns out she stayed because I was so pale she was worried about me. 


Love this woman!

My work buddies have also been checking in with me daily, sending me jokes, gossip and generally cheering me up!

Other friends have gone to great lengths to find dairy free biscuits (people with the virus are advised to avoid dairy) as well as delivering lots of lovely magazines!

I’ve never really been poorly so it raised my spirits knowing how many people care about me, and I’m extremely thankful.

I’m still on the mend (and really pale!) but would like to go back to work tomorrow to see how I feel! 

Look after your loved ones
Laura xx

Well I never!

Well I never!

So it’s been a while.

I always say this and I’m sorry- life just takes over sometimes! I missed you guys and hope you are all well!

So this curvy convention audition……

Like I said in my previous post I had a blast! I never thought any thing would come of it. I was just grateful to meet such great women and proud that I worked up the guts to go!

However, that’s not actually the end of it! I was one of the 35 girls to be chosen!! I have never been quite so excited about anything! Another chance to see these amazing women, play dress up and strut my stuff- I can’t contain myself!!

   
 
What happens next?

I have to attend some cat walk lessons! It’s so exciting! Then the big day is in May! No doubt I will have lots to tell you!

Thanks to every one for their amazing support! Especially to a group of wonderful women on Facebook who support, push and respect each other and helped me to do this.

Stay body positive! 

Laura xx

Memory walk

Memory walk

as you all know, I work for a UK charity, however I am not in the front line of fundraising.

My friend and her family have had some really hard times with loved ones suffering with dementia. So when she asked me if I would help her raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society by doing a 10km memory walk, I of course said yes!

I think it is a wonderful idea. I’m not one for dressing up, I can not bake a cake, and I cannot throw myself out of a plane because I am terrified!

 However I can walk, and I can push myself to do 10km.

You all know how important my friends are to me, and if I can support them I will.

If you would like to donate to our team, please click the link:

 https://www.justgiving.com/teams/MW15TeamFablas

The money goes straight to the Alzheimer’s Society via just giving.

Thank you and good luck if you are doing any fundraising 

Xx

Fur family

Fur family

i don’t care what any one says- pets are part of the family. 

I’ve always had cats and dogs and I can’t imagine my life without them.

I have however been through the loss of my furry friends, and it hurts.

So when my friend told me yesterday that her dog of 11 years has passed away, I felt her pain.

We have been friends so long, I remember her having this dog as a puppy.

I felt for her loss and I wanted to make it better, but I knew I couldn’t bring her baby back.

Last year I had to say goodbye to my rescue cat Bonnie who had been with me for ten years. I’m not sure how old she was because she was picked up as a stray by cats protection.

  It was so sad to say goodbye to this beautiful lady. She was in the animal hospital and we went down, watched her eat her favourite dinner, cuddled her until she fell asleep and then we let her go.

She was surrounded by love. I hope when it is my turn, I go just as peacefully.

Although Bonnie is not the only fur baby I have had to part with over the years, the pain never gets easier.

I am just grateful that these animals chose to have a life with me and I was able to look after them and love them.

So this is what I told my friend. Her dog had a fabulous life and loved her very much. 

We are going to spend the day together on Saturday. We will shop, we will pamper and we will remember all the good times with her baby girl.

Look after your fur babies, and they will look after you. 

Laura x 

Fur family

Fur family

i don’t care what any one says- pets are part of the family. 

I’ve always had cats and dogs and I can’t imagine my life without them.

I have however been through the loss of my furry friends, and it hurts.

So when my friend told me yesterday that her dog of 11 years has passed away, I felt her pain.

We have been friends so long, I remember her having this dog as a puppy.

I felt for her loss and I wanted to make it better, but I knew I couldn’t bring her baby back.

Last year I had to say goodbye to my rescue cat Bonnie who had been with me for ten years. I’m not sure how old she was because she was picked up as a stray by cats protection.

  It was so sad to say goodbye to this beautiful lady. She was in the animal hospital and we went down, watched her eat her favourite dinner, cuddled her until she fell asleep and then we let her go.

She was surrounded by love. I hope when it is my turn, I go just as peacefully.

Although Bonnie is not the only fur baby I have had to part with over the years, the pain never gets easier.

I am just grateful that these animals chose to have a life with me and I was able to look after them and love them.

So this is what I told my friend. Her dog had a fabulous life and loved her very much. 

We are going to spend the day together on Saturday. We will shop, we will pamper and we will remember all the good times with her baby girl.

Look after your fur babies, and they will look after you. 

Laura x 

There is nowt more supportive than a bra, or the people that provide the bra.

There is nowt more supportive than a bra, or the people that provide the bra.

apologies in advance. I’m going to talk about bras.

I have a big bust and I appreciate and need a decent bra. When I find some where that not only sells something that fits me, but also has something I can afford to buy- I’m a hard core loyal customer.

I have a number of regular places I buy bras from. I very rarely buy just one bra, I stock pile.

So yesterday I purposely went into Cardiff with one thing on my mind- bras.

First stop- Boux Avenue. Here I normally buy three bras at a time. I searched the displays and couldn’t find my size- 40g. Oh. 

I asked the assistant, and was told that they were phasing ‘that size’ out. 

Oh.

When I asked why she just shrugged and suggested i could try online. I didn’t drag myself into Cardiff City centre to shop on line sweetie!

I felt humiliated! She could see by my face and her words of comfort were: i know it must be awkward for you.

Awkward? Let me tell you what it’s like for me:

I spend my entire life searching for bras to ensure that I’m supported, comfortable and make the most of what I have been given.

In a non sexual way, I stare at the chests of other ladies in awe. I look at their little boobies with jealousy and wonder what it must be like to walk into Primark and buy a bra for £4. 

I also spend a lot of my time feeling conscious of my appearance, figuring out how I can best cover up my chest. How would you feel? Awkward doesn’t cover it.

I almost cried coming out of Boux Avenue. Then I decided that actually, stuff it. I’m going to my bra home. I’m going to Bravissimo.

Although expensive, it is quality. It is also friendly and welcoming. I was not made to feel embarrassed about my body. Actually, I am made to feel comfortable in my own skin. I am made to feel that I too deserve a bra in a pretty pattern or a nice bright colour.

So two bras later, wrapped up in pretty paper, I’m happy.

Bravissimo i salute and thank you. Once again, you made it ok to be me rather than awkward. 💗

Stay supported.

Laura

Man flu and assignments…

Man flu and assignments…

I have not been feeling very well 😢 As you all know I have been extremely busy the last few weeks at work, and I think it has finally caught up with me!

I overslept on Friday, which is not like me at all. I made it to work by the skin of my teeth but, for the whole day I felt out of sorts!

By Friday night I felt extremely sorry for myself and was on the sofa from 5pm! By Saturday morning I could not even speak! 

Bless my beloved, he took pity on me and made me a special gluten free breakfast in bed! I even had a cup of tea with soya milk! I didn’t realise he was taking any notice of my gluten free ways!



I also had a huge assignment to do for a course I am trying to complete alongside working one hundred hours a week! So I discovered these little gems to cheer me up!



I am not joking these are blooming delicious! I can’t get enough of them! They are about £1 each and really good value because they are huge!

I discovered Perkier foods last year. I travel ALOT for work and I hate eating by myself! When I am at home I eat my breakfast in my pjs, you can’t quite get away with this in a hotel restaurant! So I began taking porridge a with me that I could add hot water too! The Perkier porridges are gluten free, delicious and most importantly for me – convenient! I have packed two of these  in my case for this week, they are new flavours for me so I will let you know how tasty they are!

However I don’t think these products are dairy free, which is a shame for me because I am trying to cut that out as well.  One thing at a time!

I was wondering if any one could help me! I seem to be eating calorific things- they are gluten free but fattening! Seems like I can never win! Does any one have any advice?

Have a great evening!

Xx