Weekly Trivia #9

So I’m writing this from my bed as I feel completely sorry for myself and unapologetically have Joe running around after me – I’m ill.

Saying that, I’ve still somehow managed to be semi-productive. Not at work, God no, I haven’t been able to concentrate (thanks migraine) and not even the healing powers of chicken soup from a tin could help me.


Last weekend, I took Joe out to a nearby lake armed with my camera and taught him how to use it, preparing him to be my photographer in Paris. Not bad for a first timer eh? We also made a KILLER lemon drizzle cake with a recipe from the gorgeous LexiLife and damn I was proud of myself.

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It’s been a whirlwind week of trains and looking at Autotrader in the desperate bid to find me another car and I think it’s all gotten on top of me. I used to suffer from regular migraines but now I think they’re just stress induced, so bang, Monday night I was hit with a lovely one. See, I have medication for them, but it makes me really really sick, so it’s a bit of a rock and a hard place situation. In fact, the migraines themselves are also a rock-hard place thing, because I kind of bring them on myself.

Almost three years ago I decided to go on the contraceptive pill, at the time I was having regular migraines about a month apart. My doctor asked me about them and decided I wasn’t suitable for the combined pill as it would increase my chances of having a stroke and gave me the mini-pill instead. Alas, I had some pretty terrible side effects from the mini-pill anyway. The migraines stopped, miracle of miracles, but my cycle went HAYWIRE. Constant bleeding that after two years became too painful to bear. So I went back to the doctors and the nurse suggested I gave the combined pill a go – just to see what happens. So, almost a year on, I have normal periods (hallelujah) but suffer the occasional migraine and have a slightly raised chance of having a stroke. I’ve gotta go one way or another though, right?Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset

Other than that really cheerful story, there’s not much else. I’ve even felt too weak to do yoga, which is a bit annoying because I’d been so consistent with it and it was the last week of my 6 week programme, but you’ve gotta look after yourself!

I’m so bad at admitting I’m ill. I’ve taken a day off work, but I’ve still been determined to take photos, clean my room and carry on as normal, until I realise I’ve stood up and moved a couple of metres and now I’m out of breath. I am the picture of health.


  1. February 10, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Oh no I hope you feel better soon. Your Lemon Drizzle cake looks divine and makes me want to get out my nans recipe to make one.

  2. February 10, 2017 / 9:17 pm

    Feel better love! That cake looks sooo good! You’re going to Paris?? Cant wait to read a post about it x

    • February 10, 2017 / 11:21 pm

      Thank you! I am! Oooh there’ll definitely be a post or two! X

  3. February 10, 2017 / 9:42 pm

    Number one that cake looks ah-mazing! Want some. I know what you mean about admiting to yourself that your ill. Its taken me a week to go to the drs and now i have antibiotics! Hope you get better soon.

    • February 10, 2017 / 11:22 pm

      Thank you! I’m so ridiculously stubborn! 😩

  4. February 10, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    Oh no! Hope you feel better lovely!

    Can I just say that Lemon cake looks AMAZING!
    Take care of yourself xxxx

    Cesca xx

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    February 10, 2017 / 9:48 pm

    Oh you feel better soon! Take all the time you need – and that cake looks absolutely amazing! I love a lemon drizzle cake x

  6. February 10, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Well done in making the cake! It looked delicious!! I hope you feel better. Contraceptives can be extreamly annoying when finding the right one. That’s so awesome you’re training Joe to be your photographer Haha!

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • February 10, 2017 / 11:24 pm

      Thank you! I’m not sure Joe realises what he’s in for haha! Xx

  7. February 12, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Aww that’s awful about being ill and your migraines! Periods and contraception are awful to sort out! Those were lovely photos and now I’m hungry for lemon drizzle!

    Saffron x


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