Half and half

Half and half.

Before and after at the same time.

My skin is scarred from a fire and has broken veins and wrinkles.

I still love it.

Makeup doesn’t change who I am, it simply changes how I feel.

Without it I feel invisible.

With it I feel powerful.

The transformation takes just a few minutes.

Wearing makeup gives me super powers.

How does it make you feel?



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Downsize, minimise

If you want to know where to find me each morning, I’ll be makeup free with salty messy hair, singing whilst I watch the sun rise. That’s where I’ll be. It’s where I always want to be.

Downsize.
Minimise.
Live the life you dream of.

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Cherry shortbread

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The sun has disappeared again but is due back here again tomorrow.

The same spot swimming last night as the photo from the previous day’s post. What a difference a day and some cloud makes!

I weighed myself today. I don’t know why I do it. If my clothes fit me I should be content with that. Pah! I need to remember that being strong is better than being thin. Will lay off the cherry shortbread for a while though and focus on fresh fruit and veg intake instead.

But ……cherry shortbread though…..



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The golden hour

Last evening I waited for the golden hour for a chance to take a pre sunset shot across the bay.

I purchased a second hand Indonesian hand printed kaftan when visiting Totnes last Friday, which I dyed on Saturday a beautiful shade of yellow.

The golden hour and my yellow kaftan worked better than I could have imagined. I’m so happy with these shots. I wasn’t sure which one I liked the most so I’ve posted them all.

I didn’t want to leave the water’s edge as the sea was so calm and the gentle wind so warm. I went for a swim after sunset with Ginger and Bird before heading home in the dark.

Tired, I headed to bed, only to be woken by Bird every couple of hours as she’d drunk lots of salty sea water so was crying as she needed to head out for a walk. It’s very quiet in my town at 1am, 2:30am and 4am, we had the park to ourselves.

Today I’ve been paddle boarding with Seb on the river Dart. We paddled for a few hours, headed straight for the cherry shortbread after, followed by a cauliflower pasty and some cider. It’s been a completely perfect day so far, but I’m in need of 40 winks…

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A wonderful visit to Totnes

I feel totally revitalised after visiting the market town of Totnes on Friday for the first time since lockdown restrictions were lifted. It was so nice to wander around the market and to eat amazing vegan food at my favourite veggie cafe – Seeds.

Totnes is the centre of the hippy/ alternative fashion universe. You want to wear a pink tutu and orange wellies with dreadlocks and a full face of glitter? You will fit right in!

I’m off there again tomorrow as I can’t stay away from all the vegan treats on offer, the cherry shortbread has been on my mind since scoffing a piece in the car on the way home.

My face is a bit puffy again today – I call it ‘gin face’ but to be honest, it makes my wrinkles less obvious so I’m not complaining.

Can’t stop thinking about food today. Seb helped me make the most amazing vegan shawarma for lunch today. So good we all scored it 10/10 which is a rarity.

Thought I’d spend the afternoon chilling but have decided to makeover my small terrace, so crowbars at the ready first thing tomorrow as I’m on a mission for demolition.

I’m feeling a little left out of the hair salon appointment rush at the moment. I don’t go anymore, just me, the scissors and lots of extra pennies in my purse. Which means lots more cherry shortbread for me.

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