Belinda already had her say about this challenge we did for Instagram and now it is my turn. The idea behind the challenge is to wear an item of clothing two days in a row.
To paint a picture of bliss between my mother and I, would be totally telling a lie, but so much has become clearer since her passing last November.
I intend to stay alive until I am at least a hundred and sixteen years old. This statement may seem silly to you, but to me it means that I will be halfway through my life at fifty eight. In ten years time I will still have fifty eight years to live, really live.
If you follow us on Instagram, you will know that Matilda and I are fond of doing challenges. We love to push ourselves where fashion is concerned. Neither one of us, has any kind of training or history of working in the fashion industry. We are just a couple of moms who got bored with life and decided to join Social Media, and share our journey with fashion very publicly! Scary!!! We know, but we’re anything but shy of a challenge, so the challenges we set out to do every month on IG, reflect how we feel on the inside – Doing it afraid!
Self-compassion isn’t a term that I was familiar with until it came up in my Instagram feed. I was intrigued immediately. I have practiced self-love and self- care , but self-compassion is new territory for me.
About five months ago, my life was turned upside down. There was no sweet introduction, just a BIG BANG! Literally, I started to experience the symptoms of menopause within a few days. I should say, a few hours, but in order to keep this post believable, I’ll tell a little, white lie.
Growing up, we used to eat French Toast with marmite and tomato sauce or syrup if you fancied something sweet. Yes. We had no class at all. I didn’t even know that cream cheese existed until I was about twelve years old. My children don’t like any of the classy or less classy condiments that can go with french toast, but they love it our way.
Have you ever been oblivious to a distant hum, for example, a lawnmower being used in the distance, and it suddenly stops, and you become aware of the blissful silence? This is how I am feeling.
Kombucha is said to have many health benefits, but that is not the main reason why I started to experiment with this fermented tea. It was something new, something that I have never heard of. It was exciting. I know, so much excitement caused by tea.
By Belinda For most of my life, I have placed extremely high value on female friendships. I think I am one of those women, who is fiercely loyal and who expects the same from her friendships. As I have aged, and also due to my divorce and subsequent remarriage, I lost many friends. For manyContinue reading “Unexpected Friendship”