Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Beautiful Day

Oh my, where do I start? I suppose it should start with how happy we all were.
Photo by Inkspot PhotograpChing ching darlings. Peter and Sue from Inkspot Photography are personal friends of ours and they are spectacular.

Oh, wedding favours.
we wanted something fun, vintage in keeping with Natalie's dress and the colour scheme and this is what we plummed for. We may have ate lots during the making of these.
It just made the day even sweeter, if that was possible.

As you can see, it was all hands on deck.

The above was the first day, Adam (now husband to Natalie) came along on the 2nd day to help fill and finish them (not daft).

Next I roped in Sarah Millsop Jewellery designer extraordinaire.
I couldn’t get a necklace to match my outfit so Sarah picked out the Swarovski Crystal for me to make my own.

Of course it didn’t stop there, she had me hooked and I went on to do matching earrings and bracelet.
Then I got to thinking (dangerous I know)
wouldn’t it be lovely to make both my own Mam and Chris’s Mam a set each of Necklace and Bracelet, so that is exactly what I did do.
As you can see I played around with the colour of theirs as I was more confident after making my own.

My Mam wearing hers on the day.

Piece of cake anyone?
I won’t show you the whole cake as yet, I will patiently await the official photographs.
Cake was made by Claire's Artistic Licence Cakes, you will find her on Facebook.
The happy couple are now on their honeymoon and the rest of us are trying to come back down to earth after the most beautiful of days.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Pain..... it's a pain.

Some days it's a struggle, some days it's good and some days it knocks you sideways.
I think managing pain has to be one of the hardest things to do.
When I was young I thought it was only old people that got daily pain, as you grow into the world you soon realise it can hit anyone at any time.
It even gives you a sense of humour, I have found many people who suffer pain have the biggest sense of humour. The phrase "if I didn't laugh I'd cry" comes to mind.
I decided to write this after suffering a real flair up in my own condition, I suffer from Psoriatic Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Normally I have it under control and manageable.
I won't talk meds as everyone is different but I do take a cocktail of injections and tablets to keep me right.

So what has happened to give me the flair up that has knocked me sideways... who knows?
I recently had to do an increase on meds to try to get everything back the way is was and manageable again, I get sick of hearing myself moan about the pain and yes sometimes I cry when no one can see me but I try to steer clear of the self pity route but let me tell you it is damned hard when you are hurting.
So double the meds and the feeling of walking through a dream until your body adjusts, wanting to fall asleep every time you sit down, frightened to drive because of the fatigue.
Hearing phrases like "you look well" and thinking if you only knew the half of it.
Oh and to top it all off my gorgeous Daughter gets married in two weeks and I have the favours to make.

So for now I am putting on the happy face and doing the things I can do and leaving the things I can't.

Jak x