15 Jan 2013

Sick Day Essentials

I've been feeling ill for the past few days but this morning, after my Biology mock, I just couldn't take anymore so I asked my mum to come and pick me up from school and I've been home ever since. So I thought well, why not do a post all about my essentials for a sick day?

The first step on any sick day is keep yourself hydrated and medicated! Obviously I'm not condoning excessive taking of Paracetamol or anything but if you're feeling ill, don't feel guilty about taking medicine to make yourself feel better. Always keep a glass of water near to you to make sure you stay hydrated, especially if you have a headache or a sore throat.

 Get comfortable! I got my Christmas pyjamas on straight away as soon as I got home because they're perfect for lounging around in and the snowflakes on them are perfect for the weather outside in most places right now.

Forget about hair and make up - sweep your hair up into a messy bun (and I mean genuinely messy, not a stylishly perfected one!) and take off any make up you may have put on from earlier in the day or yesterday. You're sick, no one is expecting you to look great.

Make sure to grab a hot drink and some food before getting into bed. I've got myself a sweet cup of tea (I always allow myself an extra sugar when I'm ill, it's so comforting) in a cute mug I got for Christmas and some homemade chocolate orange cookies. Mmh!

Reading material - just lying in bed all day can get a bit boring, especially if you're not tired, so here's two recommendations of books for teenagers, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld. Or alternatively, if you're missing school like I am, grab a revision guide and do a bit of studying!

And finally, snuggle up under the covers with a cute film and just relax. If you're having a sick day, it's obvious that you just need some time to chill out and calm down, turn off your phone and just enjoy yourself.

I hope any of you needing these essentials on your sick day feel better soon and enjoyed your time off!

14 Jan 2013

My Week In Pictures! #3

1: Candles from Matt! 2: Yeah so um this was what happened to my bed frame on Monday.. 3: I had to move into my brother's room and messed it up within a few hours! 4: I had crumpets and tea for breakfast everyday this week and it was wonderful 5: My new little sisters' room, in my old room. Too cute! 6: Eek! Me and my friend got tickets to see JK Rowling! 7: Spent all day Saturday painting my little brother's room, this finished result. 8: The view out of my new bedroom window 9: And finally, a relaxing bath to finish off a hectic week

7 Jan 2013

My Week In Pictures! #2

1: Considering I'm the only one who eats bacon, mum bought a fair bit.. 2: New Years Eve with some of my best friends! 3: However New Years Day? Not so great. 4: Early morning jog with the boyfriend 5: And then quality time with his cat 6: My new disco pants came! Haul coming soon 7: Do you have an American friend you can ask for nail polish colour help from at 5am? I do. 8: Currently reading 9: My little sister started a nail salon in our kitchen, it was adorable!