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Over the last year I’ve been thinking about the aging process. Getting old I guess is a scary thing , but I ‘m not that worried, I don’t think I look bad for #notbadforfiftyone ?. Thanks mum x.
Its funny you know, but in this day and age, there is so much pressure to stay eternally youthful. Whether that’s somebody having surgery to keep that youthful look or to have fillers to smooth out lines and wrinkles. There are advertisements everywhere telling you that you have to obtain this perfect body and I’m like nah you don’t need that.
I personally have never, and will never have any procedures on my face and body that are not necessary to saving my life. I see so many people having unnecessary surgery to increase the size of their boobs or reduce their nose, remove bags under eyes or even having a face lift and they are risking death each and every time. Do you know that a simple blood clot can kill you?
People are being targeted at a young age and I find that really worrying. Everybody is obsessed with how they look, taking selfies constantly ( I’m guilty of that). Constantly comparing themselves to other people and wishing they where somebody else. This is all resulting in a culture full of people with self doubt , confidence issues and experiencing sadness on a daily basis.
So I just wanted to tell you all , you are perfect as you are. Believe in yourself you are wonderful and beautiful, Don’t let media , airbrushed images and people pushing perfection get you down.
At the end of the day these “perfect people” are trying to make a living, make a fast buck and they are basically translucent people without a care in the world for how they are making you feel.
So do yourself a favour LIKE yourself and know that YOU are worth it, you are worth knowing , you are AMAZING just the way you are. x
Me having a laugh doing my makeup for Valentines date night using Clinique and Chanel products – probably in the wrong way but hey ho.
For my valentines outfit I’m wearing a velvet wrap dress from Next.
I’ve used clinques products and Oil of Olay ( used to be Ulay) actually for many years now due to having a skin condition that makes me allergic to many products.
I remember when the allergies kicked in, I was over in India with work and I unfortunately got deli belly and came back to the UK very poorly lost two stone and was unusually exhausted all the time. The doctor diagnoised diabetes and soon after I really started to get serious reactions to butter, full fat milk and cream and I also found that preservatives/additives in food also cause issues and make my skin blister. Fortunately for me my face cream Oil of Ulay continued to be okay for me but my usual makeup made my skin sting and blistering. So I moved over to Clinque and a bit of Chanel on my sister Catherines advice and I’ve used it ever since.
I totally love this leather jacket from luxury brand Anna Scholz. I’ve been a great supporter of Anna’s work for quite some time and love the fact that she understands the curvy figure. Anna, is a pinnacle and important figure in the plus sized market. Being a plus sized lady herself Anna always pushes to challenge the norm and ensures that she utilises plus sized models in all of her campaigns. She takes care to create designs that enhance the figure and ensures that she creates flattering designs that her customers love. The other different thing about Anna is that she actually wears her designs.
So lets lust shall we , as soon as I saw this jacket I knew it was perfect ( queue the lusting) . In fact I’ve been eyeing it up for quite some time and have been none to drool as well lol and its actually appeared in one of my dreams. Being a 51 year old babe I know my own mind and my heart and head said buy buy buy, plus it was my birthday 24th of December so I’m allowed lol. The jacket is made of the most beautiful soft leather ,it was originally £349.00 on the site but is currently on sale at £104.00. I feel a rock star in this jacket hence why there are so many photos lol. This is such a versatile jacket that looks great with a tee and jeans or slip it over a cute dress. This jacket is perfection in fact I think I’m in love……. https://www.annascholz.com/…/leather-biker-jacket-with-plai…
Hubby came home from hospital just under a couple of weeks ago thank goodness :0 ). As you know hes got Multiple Myeloma which is a cancer of the plasma cells. ( also known as plasma cell myeloma, is a cancer of plasma cells, a type of white blood cell normally responsible for producing antibodies.)
I must admit its very hard, and life is a struggle. My hubbys just had a major procedure a Stem cell transplant due to his Multiple Myeloma ( Cancer). After the transplant he managed to contract mucositis which effects the mouth so no voice, painful to swallow and was hardly able to eat anything. He also had septis and an infection in his pic line so they have removed it and hes on antibiotics. Hes had lots of plasma and blood cells pumped into him. When he was in hospital I was driving 1 hour and 20 mins to get to see him each trip so that was 2.5 hours at least travel to the hospital each day.
Plus also working full time, maintaining the house and garden and looking after the pup. Just seeing how poorly hubby was and trying to remain upbeat and smiley for him was very difficult. The drive home from hospital was my quiet reflecting time and that time apart from driving was mostly spent crying about us both and basically feeling sad re our situation and being a complete softy.
Hes out of hospital now but its still difficult as we have the weekly hospital trips initially it was every couple of days. I’m still working full time, doing the house/garden and of course looking after my dear hubby. But I don’t begrudge the situation I’m more thankful to be honest as hes still here with me,
I still have my love my soulmate and I consider myself and us very lucky.
Hubby Pauls , recovering well though and I am seeing improvements each day. Hes loosing his hair bless him hence the funky Buff headwear, but I really hope that soon we’ll know if the SCT worked and if he is in remission or not.
We got out for a spot of lunch yesterday although it totally exhausted him and he had to go back to bed, at least we got out. Sometimes a chance of scene is as good as a rest they say and yes I think they are right. So onwards and upwards for us just moi, my gorgeous man and our super beautiful and loyal pup Suzie Q…….