You're a pear...


Fashion tips for your body shape

Sorry to burst your bubble, you're a pear not an hourglass...

Don't you love it when people tell you things about your own body. Your legs could do with toning up, wow your boobs look massive, are you sure you want to wear that? I've heard a million of them but being told I don't know my own body shape, well that was new!

It's true I'm quite a hippy girl, I have a big bum and my thighs are not in proportion with the rest of my body but I also have large breasts, broad shoulders and a narrow waist. Mix that all together and you guessed it, I'm an hourglass. 

I've been this shape since my early teens and whether I lose weight or gain my overall shape never changes. I can't say I've always loved my body or even that  I like it at the moment - recent events have put me on a fast food binge with a complete exercise phobia - but I do know my shape. 

If I was ever in doubt of my body shape, wedding dress shopping confirmed it 100%. Every shop assistant I met told me my figure was an hourglass and my dress measurements gave me a waist more than 10 inches smaller than my hips and bust! 

So, thank you anonymous commenter but I'm afraid your mistaken, I am an hourglass and very proud of it!


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Broken



I've taken a break from my blog recently after losing both of my gran's in a short space of time. Dealing with my feelings has been difficult and I've struggled to fall back into my normal routine. I've attempted blogging several times but couldn't find the words. To be honest it seems like I lost interest in almost everything around me: my appearance, my blog, my health, my social life. I needed more time.

It's been one of the most confusing and overwhelming periods of my life; feeling utterly heartbroken yet in some small way happy that my grandparents are finally at peace, free from pain and with those they love. 

Heartache is a funny thing.

You feel nothing for days and then the smallest gesture or action can bring emotions flooding back. 

On Sunday I was supposed to go fruit picking with Eric but the farm was closed for the season. It's something I used to do as a child with my grandparents and the thought that I couldn't go sent me in a state of hysterical all consuming tears. It wasn't about the fruit picking, it was the realisation that I'll never see my gran's smile again, never cuddle them, never eat their homemade jams and soups or hear stories about the good old days. 

They're gone.

I know some people think I should be 'over it' by now but that's easier said than done. I can't simply turn off my feelings.

What I am realising is that every day gets a little easier, the memories become less painful and the numbness is replaced with feeling. The old me is slowly resurfacing and I'm glad to see her.

Is it still difficult? Unbelievably so. Writing about how I feel helps and hopefully I'll be stronger for it.

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Toast of the Town | Photography Workshop



 
A few weeks ago I was invited to Millennium's Glasgow Photography Workshop with Dreghorn Photography as part of the Commonwealth Games #toastofthetown campaign to celebrate Glasgow. I got to catch up with some blogging buddies of mine as well as meet lots of lovely new people including Jules and Breige who was my photo buddy.
 
The workshop was held at the Millennium hotel on George Square who put on a lovely spread of tablet muffins and drinks for our arrival. We spent the morning learning the basics to take our cameras off the dreaded auto mode including shutter speed, focus and ISO. Stuart and Hamish from Dreghorn Photography Studio were incredibly helpful and made things I'd found impossible to understand from a book ridiculously easy and straightforward.  We then headed to the hotels restaurant for lunch and tucked into an array of Scottish goodies including haggis bon bons and venison hot dogs - yum!
 
After lunch we headed outside to take some photos around Glasgow including George Square, Buchanan Street and Royal Exchange Square. Unfortunately my camera died during our photo challenges so I only snapped some flowers - silly me forgot to charge the battery - but they came out fab!
 
 
 
I had a great day learning new photography skills and am definitely feeling inspired to say goodbye to the many auto modes my camera offers. Massive thanks to Dreghorn Photography, Millenium Hotels and Joe Blogs Blogger Network for organising the day!
 
Are you an auto junkie?
 
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This hole in my heart...

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Apologies for being MIA recently guys. Both of my grans took ill in recent weeks and unfortunately passed away. I've been taking a break from my blog and social media but will be back to my usual self in the next week or so.

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