Onward And Upward!

Well good morning to you! I am afraid dear reader that things at While Darcey Sleeps towers are in disarray! I’ve been suffering with some numbness in my hands which I have just found out will only be partially treated by some physio.

I’m sure you can imagine that hasn’t put me in the best mindset for writing a cheery blog! However it has put me in the mood to look back at my achievements and the posts on this blog, this will be more than enough motivation to help me keep going. here are some of the important Ā bits from the past year…….

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We spent a lot of time in Chinatown, mostly eating and buying cute stuff.

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I spent a lot of amazing time with the management board of my company.

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We were often tempted by the lovely shops in London!

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The management board conducted a lot of research into bluebells!

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I painted……..a lot!

And sewed…..a lot!

I marvelled at the strength of the human spirit.

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I protested (just a little bit).

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I laughed and cried when Bob won.

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and I stopped doing that!

But best of all I spent time with you guys and I am lifted every time I see how many of you visit my corner of cyber space.

So, Monday afternoon I have an emergency rheumatologist appointment after which I will be pulling my socks up, stiffening my lip and as Beyonce says “getting back to business”, and a proper blog post will be yours next week.

Kisses

Karen xx

 

 

Whats A Girl To Do?

So off to the rheumatologist I went on Friday the thirteenth ( it really should have been a clue) to be told that I had inflammatory arthritis, this would have been bad enough but eighteen months ago I was told that I didn’t have it, even though I had been treated for it, for the preceding 7 years! To add insult to injury I now have to go back on Methotrexate, which is a chemotherapy drug used to treat this type of arthritis!!!l

This should be the moment where I tell you that when life gives you lemons blah, blah, blah- nope we are not doing that, I find a bit of retail therapy and indulgence works better! I know that if I look better, I feel better, so this is what I did ……….

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I dyed my hair pink, I’ve wanted to for a long time and even though it’s come out a bit strong, I love it!

I bought new skincare, I went for Lulu’s TimeBomb, this is specifically aimed at anti ageing and giving you a glow, and I also went for some of their hair care to inject some volume into my thin ( soon to be thinner!) hair, it also makes me laugh that the products are given military names…….

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Then comes this little beauty…..

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This is from a collaboration between Olivia Palermo and Ciate, I love the smouldering colours, here’s a swatch on my fair skin….

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But smouldering colours are no good unless there is a great base, so off I went to Clinique for their Even Better foundation…but whoopsie I bought a far too dark shade…..

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Never mind, it will be used in the summer! So after all the primping and volumising…..

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So, here I am Methotrexate, and this time i’m ready for you, bring it on!

If you feel the need for a pick me up here’s your links:

Lulu’s Timebomb is available at: http://www.QVCUK.com or from her own site http://www.timebombco.com

The palette is available from: http://www.ciatelondon.com and a number of online beauty retailers.

The lovely foundation is from: http://www.clinique.co.uk

Kisses

Karen xx