The Positives & Negatives of #MultipleSclerosis

Hi everyone, how are you all this week? I hope you’ve all had a good week and weekend?

I was off work again this last week due to this horrid cold literally wiping me out! But I was back at work Saturday and I was so glad to be back!

On Wednesday 10th October it was #WorldMentalHealthDay2018 raising awareness of Mental Health.

For this blog post o thought I’d talk about the Positives of MS and The Negatives of MS… During my time of being diagnosed with MS I’ve had people say to me “just ignore it” “don’t talk about it” and lots of people telling that talking about the negatives is wrong and we shouldn’t talk about them, however I firmly and strongly believe that’s the biggest problem.. people don’t talk about the hard times of having this condition, we always bottle it all up.

I again strongly feel that the only reason why I am so positive is because I talk about the negatives of MS — I express how shit if can be and how I feel like sometimes my 20’s have been robbed from me… I feel that talking about it has made me more determined to carry on the fight and to do the things that I love to do, remember “With Every Limitation Comes an Adaption” & “Not my Problem” two of my favourite quotes!

Okay.. let’s start. The Positives of MS the main one for me is creating my blog, talking about it and joining Social Media (Twitter and Instagram) and connecting with so many people with all different Chronic Illnesses and making new friends (on Instagram we have a group called #MSSquad — most of us being in our twenties having our Squad makes up feel relatively “normal” and we can express to each other how we are feeling etc.

Appreciating everything life has to offer — so many people take things for granted and I feel that only when you’re hit with a debilitating condition that your mindset changes (climbing the stairs for example) I think people really need to start appreciating the little things more, especially their body because without it.. you will cease to exist. I work very hard every day to listen to my body and look after it the best that I can.

Also side note — whilst I write this I’m Listening to David Bowie Starman — I love this song! Have a listen on YouTube.

Discovering the Bullet Journal — I think if I hadn’t been diagnosed with MS I more than likely wouldn’t have discovered the Bullet Journal (credit to my friend Katie who introduced me) The Bullet Journal helps me in everyday life! I plan my days, meals and keep a track of my MS and it just helps to keep my life as stress free as possible.

Generally I’m a happy, positive person — I just concentrate on my own life, I find that if I start thinking about what others are doing it makes me more stressed and I stop concentrating on “me”… So now.. I just let others do “them” and I do “me”.

Now… The negatives… Like I’ve mentioned these need to be spoken about.

MS is shit… There I got the worst word out first, however it’s not the worst illness out there, Christ.. there are many worse!

But with debilitating invisible symptoms that people can’t see it makes living the condition so much harder.. for me that’s Fatigue especially when people say “oh yeah I know how you feel, I’m tired too” — mate… You have NO IDEA what fatigue is like compared to tired 😂 — don’t get me wrong everyone is allowed to feel tired, just don’t compare your tiredness with my fatigue please.

Isolation. Yep! That’s worse, especially for someone whose in their twenties and occasionally has to say no to going out because they just need to sleep. 2016- most of 2017 were probably my worst years for this, I mean 2017 I was off with 4 relapses and at home a lot. That’s when I decided I wasn’t going to feel isolated anymore and I would join social media to find others like me who I can relate to.

Trying to get people to understand… This is indeed been a negative too, especially like I mentioned above, when people compare… Let me say… Every person with MS or any chronic illness are different.. we are all going things differently.. it has also been hard just talking to people about it in general, I mean it’s very personal thing to talk about, especially when things don’t work etc…

But my passion IS to talk about it! To everyone! If I have my stick or crutch and people ask “what have you done to your leg” I always say that “I have Multiple Sclerosis” I mean their first reaction is “oh no, you poor thing” I respond, “no I’m fine, please don’t feel sorry for me, im grateful for MS”

I talk about MS to anyone who asks me and I try to educate everyone who’s willing to listen and understand.

And… Breathe! Haha! That was a long post.. but the end is this… There are positive and negatives in every situation.. it’s all about adaption and also talking about the hard times… Remember it’s okay to not be okay… Being positive ALL the time is sometimes exhausting in itself.. I think because I’m at peace with MS (Mentally) I am able to be positive and deal with it better than before.

I hope this blog post has been informative, helpful and supportive. Please let me you thoughts below.

Lots of Love Always,

Hannah XX

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When a cold strikes!

Hey Everyone! Long time no see! How are you all?!

Funny story, I actually had posted a blog post last week and I must have done something wrong because it didn’t publish and everything is written was deleted!

Anyway, here I am writing again 😂

Last Sunday I was plagued with a dreaded cold! Started off as a head cold, which then turned into sickness and then back into the cold.. thankfully after a week off work and full bed rest, I’m finally starting to feel better.

Now.. I also say caring is sharing… So I decided to share my cold with George 😂 bless him, although it’s been kinda good because I’ve been able to look after him now that I’m slowly feeling better, like he looked after me.

MS has also had a role to play in this week with delightful fatigue, muscle weakness and some blurred vision (all slowly getting better so I know it was all because of the virus) so it was just resting as much as I could and treating the symptoms.

Arthur on the other hand has been loving having me at home this week! The last couple of days whilst George has been poorly I’ve been sleeping on the sofa bed so that he can spread out and get some sleep (my cough sometimes keeps me awake lol) but Arthur has been living his best life on it!

I also treated myself to a new Bullet Journal which I absolutely love! It’s a Leuchtturm 1917 notebook in emerald and I absolutely love it! So whilst being off, I’ve kept myself entertained by starting it.

So.. this is a short little post for you this week as I’m still resting 🙂 currently watching The Hunger Games and a out to have my tea so I hope you all have a lovely weekend and I also hope it’s restful.

Lots of Love Always,

Hannah xx

New YouTube Channel, Family Time and Nerve Pain! :)

Hi everyone, long time no speak! I know I haven’t uploaded a blog post in a couple of weeks, how are you all doing? As always leave me a comment below and we can all connect.

So… Last Sunday was the first day that my new YouTube Channel launched An Ordinary Girl With MS

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I’ve got 2 official videos uploaded now that you can watch, the first one is all about “My Diagnosis” — what happened, how I was diagnosed and how I felt. The second video is all about “What is MS” — I’ve seen many videos on YouTube explaining what MS (Multiple Sclerosis) is in a rather negative way “You’re going to become disabled”, “Everything will stop working” “It’s incurable” — I mean yes, these phrases might become reality to some, however everyone with MS is completely DIFFERENT!! That’s why in my video I really try a put across the reality of MS in a positive way.

I really hope you can spread the word about my channel and I hope that it brings comfort to some of you too living with MS, or even if you’re not it can bring you some understanding about the condition.

I’ve also had quite a stressful week too — in fact very stressful which in turn has caused my MS symptoms to really flare up, I booked today off work as a holiday so that I could completely rest my body (and write this blog post obvs lol) I don’t want to go into the stresses that I’ve had but yes, I’ve had quite enough for the time being thank you.

I’ve also had some great family times too.

Last Saturday I went up to my hometown to see my dad and Nana where we met the wedding photographer to get him booked for the wedding– seriously it’s getting so close now and I’m so excited! I just can’t wait to marry my best friend in the whole world! We had a wonderful day and I also managed to grab a cheeky first class ticket on the train there and back which was amazing!

It was my little sisters birthday last week and we had a great day visiting a beautiful stately home and a fantastic antique shop (I was in heaven!) We also went to see The Nun too (relatively new horror film — The Conjuring universe) I had a wonderful yet exhausting time another reason why I booked today off.

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And finally… nerve pain! I haven’t had it for a long time and I know that due to the pressures and stresses that I’ve had over the last week, its set things off. I’m actually filming a video about ways to manage nerve pain so I hope you like that too 🙂

I have a lot of hot water bottles, baths, lots of light yoga (stretching really helps), I try not to sit still for long periods because I find the pain gets worse unless I’m literally lying on the floor then that’s okay but I get dizzy after a while. I also fuel myself with lots of anti-inflammatory foods, loads of ginger, literally have so much ginger and cinnamon and dark leafy greens… I really do pump my body full of these foods when my MS is playing up and it really does help.

 

I really hope you’ve enjoyed this light, short blog post this week. Please check out my YouTube channel if you get the chance 🙂 I’m now going to go for a little walk to try and relieve this pain. Hopefully my next blog post I shall be pain-free!

Have a wonderful week.

lots of Love always

Hannah xx

An Ordinary Girl With MS – Is coming to YOUTUBE!

Hello Everyone, how are you all today!? I hope you’ve all had a good week and if you live in the UK then I hope you have a lovely bank holiday.

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So… as the title would suggest An Ordinary Girl With MS is coming to YOUTUBE! (How exciting!!)

I have thought about creating a YouTube channel for a while relating to Multiple Sclerosis because there are a few videos out there but not many. I want people to be able to relate to my videos, find them enjoyable, realistic and also comforting.

Back in 2016/2017, I could have really done with an upbeat, supportive channel like the one I’m creating because back then I was in a rather low place. I just felt there weren’t a lot of relatable videos out there for me at that time with being reasonably newly diagnosed with MS.

So this year 2018 I have decided to create a channel for An Ordinary Girl With MS — this channel can be for everyone living with Multiple Sclerosis, people who are newly diagnosed, people who have family members living with MS or for people who would just like to know what it’s like.

It’s going to be an upbeat channel like I mentioned, however also realistic so if I’m having a ‘bad day’ or I’m not doing too great, then I may possibly film it (If I’m well enough)

I want this channel to be a place for us all to connect and most importantly a place where people don’t feel alone! I’m all about that and together we can fight this condition!

My new channel will launch on Saturday 1st September 2018 with an introduction and then my first video ‘My Diagnosis Story’ will go live on 2nd September 2018.

My channel is going to contain videos about: My Diagnosis, My Treatment, How I am today compared to when I was first diagnosed, What I eat in a day to help my MS, Evening & Morning Routine, The Positives of MS and The Negatives of MS.

I really hope you enjoy my new channel — please follow me on all of my social media platforms where I’ll be updating you each week of different videos.

Instagram:-an_ordinary_girl_with_ms

Twitter:- HannahEliza1

I hope you have a great week, and I hope you’re looking forward to my new YouTube channel!

All my Love Always,

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“With Every Limitation, There is an ADAPTION!”

Hello everyone, it’s me again! How are you all? I hope you’ve all had a good, reasonably relaxing week. As always leave me a comment below and we can connect 🙂

You’re probably wondering what this blog post is going to entail due to the title? Well, this is my second new motto (need to get it copyrighted lol) as you know the first motto that I’m still sticking with “Not My Problem” has been a great success and really made me have a different outlook with everything.

I’d say in the last few months I’ve been struggling a little (I’m generally fine — yes dad I know you’ll be reading this and worrying lol hehe) I’ve just been struggling with some MS symptoms and just getting a little down about them — let me explain.

A few months ago I felt like I was just going up and up with my health, I had more energy, I was walking further and fatigue was rather limited. In the last couple of months, things seem to have just taken a slight downhill with regards to symptoms. In general, fatigue has really been knocking me back, brain fog has been a constant pain in my ass and just generally not feeling great, combined that with my Copaxone injection sites playing up, I’ve just felt a little fed up recently. As you know I do everything to look after myself and listen to my body.

I think these feelings have just been building up as kind of like a mask over the past few months and it’s only now that they’re making an appearance. The other day at work I was talking to a couple of my colleagues (also amazingly support true friends) and when I mentioned that I was struggling, the tears emerged. It shocked me a little because I guess I’ve just been blocking things out a little and just trying to live with this illness, but when emotions come out… they come out!

My friends were so amazing (It’s nice to get a different approach to life from someone who’s not emotionally attached in a way) They reminded me of what I’ve actually been through this month:-

The summer cold — that knocked it out of me for a good while

My PIP Tribunal — That probably knocked it out of me the most and when I think about it, I’m probably still recovering from that as it was incredibly stressful.

The worry of George with his job — Not going to speak about this, but he’s fine now and in a much better place, however, it was still a worry at the time.

Still working 6 hours a week and learning new skills at work — I’ve mentioned before in a previous blog post that its not just ‘working 6 hours’ I have to leave the house at 7:40am and I don’t get home until 4:15 and work can be quite busy (I love my job and the people I work with & would never complain about them — we are like a family even though they know the industry is not my passion)

So with these four things that they mentioned they told me how well I’m coping! I mean soon I won’t have had a relapse for a year!! that’s fantastic!! I just need to cut myself some slack, listen to my body and I WILL get stronger in time! 🙂

So… the title of this blog post “With Every Limitation There Is An ADAPTION” — this is so true for example the day after the PIP tribunal I was supposed to go shopping with a friend (Retail Therapy) but I felt beyond exhausted, drained really, however, we went into town and hired a wheelchair from ‘Shop Mobility’. My limitation was my chronic fatigue and weakness in my left leg, but the adaption — the wheelchair enabled me to have fun, go shopping and buy some nice things!

This is what I mean by the motto. Another example, the other day I made a big portion of Stir Fry for myself to have over the next few days, I came home from work one day & felt exhausted, however, I didn’t need to cook anything because it was already done!

In life there are always adaptions that can be made in pretty much every situation, I’m learning this and it’s really helping me to live with MS, still have a life and fun but also it’s teaching me to listen to my body.

I now know with this new motto things are going to get better, I know that slowly but surely I’ll get stronger again and these symptoms will get easier to manage and deal with.

Today is a total relax day with my boys! I love these days and I’m now going to go and do a little light yoga to stretch out from the night’s sleep.

I hope you all have a great week, remember my motto — use it, share it and live by it!

Love to you always,

Hannah — An Ordinary Girl Living Life With Multiple Sclerosis — Bossing Life!! xxx

My PIP Tribunal, What happened & What it was really like.

Hey everyone, how are you? I haven’t been on here much over the last week because I’ve been a bit preoccupied. I’ve had my PIP Tribunal.

For those who don’t live in the UK or who don’t know what PIP is, it’s called Personal Independence Payment, it’s a benefit that helps Disabled maintain and live a relatively independent and slightly normal life. It helps people via weekly payments, mobility aids and extra benefits such as a disabled parking badge for their car and bus/railcards. It really can make someone’s life so much better and easier than what it is. It’s supposed to “give” them a life.

Unfortunately, though, our government are making things so hard for people with Disabilities receive the help they really need and unfortunately, people with MS suffer a lot with this. Over a third with MS get turned down or denied PIP and I was one of those people.

You start off by ringing the DWP (Department of Working Pensions) and ask to make a claim for PIP. They then send out an application form which you have to fill out and send off (This is the first incredibly stressful and difficult stage) once you’ve filled that out you send it back to the DWP along with any evidence you have about your illness such as doctors notes, letters from GP’s, Physios etc.

Now I had all this information and more including letters from my Opticians, managers at work and even letters from my Councillor. I sent all my paperwork off to the DWP and waited to hear back.

They got back in touch with me about 3 weeks later saying that I needed to attend a “Face to Face” interview. I was a little disheartened when I saw this letter come through, I’ve heard all about the Face to Face interviews and some of them are very misleading. The “Nurses” seem like they are being sympathetic, supportive and generally nice when in actual fact, they’re watching your every move the second they see you or if anyone else is with them, they’re watching you.

I’m not going to go into my assessment because this post is about the Tribunal, so obviously you know that I’ve had to fight to this extent.

For the tribunal I had so much support and guidance from the charity called DIAL and also from the MS Society, other peoples experiences and youtube so I knew kind of what to expect, however it still made me feel very anxious and stress — which consequently made my symptoms a lot worse cause me to have a mini set back, after I was actually doing well — thank you DWP thank you very much!

The Day of the Tribunal – 8th August 2018

The day of the tribunal… I was awake at 5:30 going through all my documents thinking about what questions I’d be asked. My nerves weren’t actually too bad but I think that’s because I was mentally drained and physically exhausted from the last 48 hours.

The great thing about it was that I had amazing support with me on the day, my dad and my aunt came with me (They live over 100 miles away — they’re awesome) and also my Disability support worker joined us to help me too. I felt so supported and this really helped me, it didn’t help my nerves lets face it I was still terrified but just having them there really meant a lot.

My MS symptoms on the day were horrendous, whenever I’m bad or I’m put under stress that I have no control over then my symptoms just go crazy. I lost control over my left leg (using one crutch to drag it behind me), my whole body was riddled with fatigue and I just felt awful!

When we got to the Majestrates court we noticed that there was a disabled entrance (Thank you!!) — however when we got there we were told that their lift wasn’t working and that they didn’t have wheelchairs!! My Dad and Aunt were furious, it was like they were already out to get me — not to mention they don’t have accessibility for disabled people apart from a very steep ramp that I had to drag myself up!! I got just under half way up and broke down — it hit me!! I stood there a cried to my Dad and Aunt, I was just so overwhelmingly exhausted and just felt that I couldn’t go on, however, their words gave me the strength to keep going.. keep up the fight!!

Got in there, got past security and sat in the waiting area with everyone else — there were no signs to tell me where I needed to go. All of a sudden we saw my disability support worker who told us that we were waiting in the wrong section!!

Before we went into the courtroom (A big office room) we saw the clerk who briefly went through everything and explained what I was going to expect. They mentioned that there was a judge, a doctor and someone who was either disabled themselves or who knew about disabilities who were going to be questioning me. There was also someone from the DWP representing them, however, they were not allowed to interrogate me.

We then went into the room, I cried a lot throughout the whole process, I couldn’t help it, it just all came out! The judge started explaining obviously why we were there and it was almost as if they didn’t agree with what the DWP had awarded me (nothing!) in the first place.

They then introduced the doctor, the Disability associate, moving onto who I had brought with me and then finally introducing the DWP representative.

In all honesty, the questions are all a blur now, I think I was just so exhausted I’ve kind of blocked out the experience. I remember that the doctor asked me how I got to court (very important as they’re trying to find out how well you are and especially if you have an unpredictable condition/disability like MS.

The doctor then wanted to take me back to when I was first diagnosed etc — this was over 4 years ago may I add! I can’t remember last week let alone specific details from 4 years ago! They kept referring to the documents that I had presented and I answered the questions honestly and in detail — this is also important, don’t go over the top because they will know, also don’t give one worded answers because that won’t help you either.

We then moved onto the Disability associate, they wanted to ask me questions about my walking and daily living — for example, how many metres I could walk…

This 20-metre rule that PIP/DWP have released is just so ridiculous!! I’m asking all ‘normal’ people how many metres do you walk a day?? Do you measure? no? I didn’t think so!! When I was being asked about how many metres certain walks were I just broke down, It’s hard enough living with MS sometimes but then thinking about and measuring how many metres I walk on a daily basis is just absolutely crazy and this needs to be scrapped!! I’m doing some work with the MS Society to scrap the 20-metre rule and I’ll insert a link here if you’d like to sign their petition! Scrap 20m Rule PIP

I was then asked about my ‘good days’– my answer to these questions was this “I never have a ‘good’ full day with MS… I have a good 5-6 hours if I’m lucky and then I crash with fatigue!” most people with chronic, invisible illnesses don’t have good full days, I mean waking up in the morning, bouncing out of bed and then on the go all day then going out in the evening, still going. That doesn’t happen with me anymore and do you know I’m fine with that, I’ve adapted and yet I have people from the DWP telling me that I’m not ‘sick’ or ‘disabled’ enough to receive any help at all to enable me to live a slightly more normal life!

After all the questioning — went on for just over an hour the judge said that I’d done really well and that they were happy to give me my result on the day (they can either give it to you on the day or post it out to you) I asked for it to be on the day. I’d gone through enough mental and physical stress, I just wanted it to be over — at this point, I didn’t care if they didn’t award me with any help.

I had to wait outside for a little bit while they deliberated and decided on their result, then I was called back through.

I WON!!!! I was awarded standard rate mobility with PIP, this entails 22.56 pounds per week that’s paid every 4 weeks, a blue badge — disability parking badge, which means that I’ll be able to park in the disabled places and also I’m entitled to a bus pass.

The DWP representative was actually nice, they said that they agreed with the results and that I deserved it — this made me happy and also annoyed. it wasn’t their fault personally but because of the DWP not believing me at the assessment it has resulted in a lot of unnecessary stress causing my symptoms to worsen — the DWP need to realise what they put genuine people through who don’t want all the benefits — believe me, I don’t benefit from something that I don’t need them for, all I wanted was a little bit of help to enable me to live a slightly normal life as a 28-year-old!!

I have to say that everyone on the day was amazing! The judge, Doctor and Disability associate were supportive, understanding and patient with me. My Aunt knew as soon as we went in that they were going to be on my side and that was very reassuring.

Also, what you need to remember — DON’T GIVE UP!!! KEEP FIGHTING!! The DWP needs to be fought and be told what is happening to innocent people out there!! Also, this is YOUR tribunal.. the Judge, Doctor and Disability associate only want to hear from you mainly, they want to know how YOU feel and how YOUR condition affects you. Everything the DWP wrote in their report they disregard and start a ‘fresh’ decision.

My final words… It wasn’t very pleasant in fact it was horrid and I have had to allow my body to recover for the last 3-4 days!! this could of all been avoided if the DWP had actually believed me and all my evidence in the first place!!

I’m sorry for the really long blog post this week… but this needs to be spoken about and the DWP and the British Government need to be aware of whats going on!

My next post will be a lot more positive lol.. I hope you’ve all had a great week, as always leave your comments in the comments section and I’ll reply to you 🙂

All my love always

Hannah xx

My Week Away, Family Adventures & MS Fatigue

Hey Everyone, how are you all doing? For those living in the UK are you finding the weather a little easier to cope with? ( I certainly am!) Leave me a comment and let me know how your weekend has been.

Last week I went and stayed with my Aunt, Uncle and Grandmother for the week 🙂 I love spending time with them we always have lovely adventures and… nothing beats my Grandmother formerly known and Nana’s cooking!

So its been a lovely week, however my MS symptoms have been playing up quite a bit and I found myself resting quite a bit in the afternoons. My main symptom being… fatigue! I’m fine with dealing with fatigue my body tells me what it needs and its usually rest.

My Aunt and I would usually do something nice in the mornings and then in the afternoon whilst she taught the piano I would rest in my bedroom or sit in the lounge and have lovely chats with my nana — I love talking to her I always ask about things she used to do when she was my age, we are very close 🙂

So let me fill you in on my adventures that I got up to…

Monday

Monday morning my Aunt and I popped into the town centre to pay the final fee to the Registry Office where we are getting married next year! How exciting!! George and I have an appointment with Peterborough registry office this week to give notice of marriage and then… we are all good to go and can get the marriage package delivered! Its all happening now!

I had to rest in the afternoon as the fatigue hit, so I spent a few hours in my bedroom resting whilst my Aunt worked so it was a win win all around — fatigue was a little better after a rest — its been horrendous in this heat that we’ve had!

It was also my Uncles birthday today so we all made a little picnic, brought a cake and went down to my Aunt’s field where she keeps her horses and had a wonderful picnic ☺️ — I also taught my Nana how to Snapchat! That was hilarious!

Tuesday

Today was a little more restful because of what’s to come tomorrow!

We had a little trip out in the morning to a little garden shop where even in the heat we’ve been having, the flowers all looked beautiful ☺️ there was also a lovely little cafe attached so of course we had a cup of coffee and a little something to eat! Delicious!

I did however paint my Nana’s (grandmother formerly known as nana) nails! She loved them and k just spent time with her, which was really great! I love spending time with her ☺️

Wednesday

Today was a big day! We all had really early nights (I slept really well) and then today we were off to see some of my Aunt’s friends who kept and trained race horses!

As you all know I’ve been to Royal Ascot and a couple of other race days, so it was really exciting to see what goes on behind the scenes.

These horses were just magnificent! All in such amazing condition, real athletes! And they were all super friendly! Considering they had never met me before!

They were well looked after and had lots of things to keep them occupied, we even got to watch a couple go on the gallops, which was so exciting! I was able to sit down a lot because my Aunt took the car around and her friends knew about my MS and that my fatigue was playing up and they were wonderful to me.

After having a look around the yard we popped into the local town centre for something to eat and a look around, it was a beautiful little town and we stopped at this vegan/gluten free cafe and honestly I had THE best pea and mint soup I’ve ever tried! And the recipe was so simple!!

We then had a little look around some shops whilst on our way back to the car, which is when I found my bargain of the week!! In the British Heart Foundation charity shop I found a gorgeous dress.. my size for £4.99!!!!! Amazing!! I’m going to wear this to my friend’s birthday this coming Saturday!

Once we arrived home I had to go to bed for a while as i was exhausted, however WHAT an amazing day!

Thursday

Well after our exciting day yesterday, today was spent doing very little. We did pop into town because my Aunt needed to pop to the bank.. of course we had to go for coffee and we went to the cafe where the own will be catering for the wedding — we always go there as it’s so gorgeous!

Then we came home had a lovely home cooked meal by nana and the rest of the afternoon was spent resting and looking through my Aunt’s scrap book that I made for her 60th birthday ☺️

We also had our final picnic at the field because tomorrow I went home to be reunited with my boys 🙂🐈 — I also made the “Jus-Rol” chocolate croissants and introduced them to nana.. it was so funny! She absolutely loved them! Bless her!

Friday

Homeward bound! Today is the day I was reunited with my boys! Firstly we stopped off at a local retail store called “Boundary Mills/Downtown near Grantham for some retail therapy. I got some amazing sandals for £10 — bargain! Then I got home to my amazing boys and we generally relaxed the rest of the weekend ☺️

I hope you enjoyed reading this week’s blog post ☺️ sorry it’s been a bit late — technical difficulties!

Sending you lots of love always,

Hannah xx