My little miracle!! Last summer I took 3 cuttings from a friend’s lavender plant and this one has actually taken!!! To me it’s a little sign of life, a gentle reminder of how wonderful it is to be alive. I am thrilled!! I really appreciate noticing this today as my mental health has been in tatters lately - remember it’s the seemingly “small” things in life that count 😉 #fistpumpmoment#lavender
31 likes / 9 comments / 1 months ago
Haha! I tried to get a pic of Tess now at 3 years to show @lunathecrossbreed - sadly she isn’t as photogenic as you Luna and not having any of it today 😝 #dog#dogselfie
I went to a safari park today - we didn’t do the drive round but did the “foot safari”. Since starting my journey towards veganism I am so much more aware of the pain and suffering animals endure for human enjoyment. So now when I go to a farm / zoo / safari (which is not that often) so that the kids can experience and learn, I can’t help but come away feeling slightly guilty and sad. I know a lot of zoos do conservation work and without some of this many species would become extinct (again mostly because of ...
24 likes / 1 comments / 2 months ago
I just had to post this after seeing it posted by @pink - I love it. We are so hard on ourselves when really all we need is a little self love and acceptance. Right?!! #hollieholden#selflove
32 likes / 16 comments / 2 months ago
Today is a sad day! Starting back on meds after 8 months of being drug free :( I have resisted for months now against the advice of my consultant. Tests have consistently shown I have active inflammation but I’ve been able to manage my symptoms until now and didn’t want to be on cancer causing drugs if I could manage. But recent high levels of stress have caused the start of a flare up. Trying to get on top of it whilst it’s still manageable. I’m no why near as bad as I have been and I’m only going on ...
It’s New Years Eve! How did that happen?!!! This year has been really hard for our family and next year is going to be harder with my mum being so ill. But with the lows, there are also highs! Let’s not forget the highs when we are at our darkest moments, because things are never all bad. I love seeing what my best 9 will be and comparing it to last year’s (swipe left). A real mix this year! Anyway wishing you all the best for 2019 - really hoping the not-so-good times are short and the new year brings ...
My Christmas masterpiece!!! Chestnut, mushroom and butternut squash wreath! Swipe left to see all the layer prep. Recipe from @vegan_larder ❤️ #christmas#christmasdinner
26 likes / 6 comments / 2 months ago
Happy Christmas to you all ❤️ Got woken up at 6.30 - some would say that’s a lay-in!!!! Father Christmas managed to find the boys at my parent’s house so they are happy playing. Hope you all have a lovely day with friends and family. If you’re alone this Christmas (or even just feeling alone) try to do something that makes you happy, go for a walk or connect with someone. Sending best wishes and love xxx #happychristmas#merrychristmas
Wow! Me and my partner met 10 years ago today! Who’d have guessed it! Our life together hasn’t been perfect and it’s certainly been full of ups and downs, but we’re still together and still trying and that’s gotta count for something right?!!! ❤️ #love#anniversary
34 likes / 1 comments / 3 months ago
A little too early IMO but my @christmaslogreindeer are down from the loft along with the rest of the Christmas decs after my eldest cried for the longest time last night because he wanted to get them down yesterday! My living room is in chaos and I’m almost wishing I hadn’t started this today 😅 we’ve made the decision to get the horrible old fake tree out the loft and won’t be getting a real one this year. Pine needles and a baby who eats anything and everything are not a good combo. It’s just not the same though ☹️ ...
46 likes / 7 comments / 4 months ago
I’ve lit my special candle today to cheer myself up (I usually save this for special occasions or when visitors come and light the cheaper ones on a daily basis!). Long story short is that I’ve been to see my gastro consultant and he wants me to go back on medication as my results show raised inflammation markers. I am utterly gutted after I’ve worked so hard to come off them. I’ve not been feeling well for a few weeks so I’ve agreed for now to go back on anti-inflammatories but not the immunosuppressants. The change in diet has really ...
35 likes / 1 comments / 4 months ago
Today is a double celebration. My mum’s birthday and armistice day! #lestweforget - also 5 years ago today was the last time I saw my grandad, so I’m full of emotions today. We did the 200 mile drive down to see my mum at 7am and at 7pm we are now doing the 200 mile drive back north. The boys have been as good as gold and seeing my mum for what is most likely her last birthday was worth every second. She wasn’t well today and couldn’t manage to get dressed but that’s ok, she spent her birthday loved ...
23 likes / 25 comments / 4 months ago
I know not everyone is going to like this post but here goes.... no criticism of anyone intended, it’s purely self reflection..... I am watching a film about Minimalism on Netflix - it’s about living life making choices based on NEED and not WANT. The idea that we often buy things to make us happy, to fill an emptiness, but that constantly striving for the next biggest and bestest thing actually makes us unhappy. I totally get it. I sit here looking at my little collection of EB pieces, often envious of the beautiful dressers I see on here with ...
46 likes / 3 comments / 4 months ago
My other happy post this morning - my new perfume from @eden_perfumes_vegan - handmade, paraben free, phthalates free and cruelty free! I ordered number 006 and I have to say it smells amazing. Lovely, strong, lasting smell and very similar to Gaultier’s Classique for women. Just amazing!!! #veganperfume#perfume
59 likes / 9 comments / 4 months ago
Just got my sample from @cbdbrothers - hoping it will help with the management of my crohns pain and keep me in remission now I’m off my medication. I also have some secondary joint pain that I’m hoping will benefit from it. Anything to stay off the toxic cancer causing drugs I get prescribed!! 🤞 Has anyone else experienced any benefits from cbd oil? #cbdoil#cbd
37 likes / 1 comments / 4 months ago
Thank the lord for breastfeeding is all I can say. Without it I do not know how we would cope with this transition of me starting back at work. Poor babe is in nursery 7.45am to 5.45pm, 3 days a week now 😭 that’s 10 hours a day and he’s only 13 months 😭😭😭 When he comes home all he wants is booby. He feeds for the longest time and falls to sleep. I lay him down in bed and that’s it. The only time I get with him at the end of a long day of missing him and ...