Grief 

Grief 

“For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace.”

‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭NLT‬‬ BIBLE ❤️️

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while guys. I’ve suffered a loss over the past week and haven’t had time or the will to put anything up. Please bear with me. 

It’s such a weird thing isn’t it? To realise the fragility of your own life, of the human race. This can’t be it. The cycle of events and then death at the end. Surely there has to be more? Something greater, something better, this one is flawed in a major way! 

I’m awful at dealing with loss. I’m a burier of emotion so I just let it all pile up until it has nowhere else to go and end up exploding after a few weeks. I would rather just not have to go through any of it. But you know what? I’m not a robot and it’s okay to have emotions and be upset. It’s okay.

To anyone who has lost a loved one, do allow yourself to feel it. Don’t be afraid of the pain, it is normal and it will feel better once you accept it and not fight it. I’m really tired and wonder when I’ll not be tired. I don’t know when that will be so I thought to put this up now just in case you start wondering.

Love, MC x

Alternative Valentine’s Day

Alternative Valentine’s Day

Wedding Dresses

Thought I would chime in on all the February love and wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day! In my own alternative way… this is probably as close as it gets to my Valentine’s look this year. I titled this post Alternative Valentine’s as I have no plans but to get into bed after work and sleep the night away!

However, in more active years I have enjoyed some wonderful solo Valentines. I recall once taking myself to a lovely restaurant in the West End and treating myself to a lovely glass of champagne and some fine Italian food. It was a wonderful experience and spending time on my own really taught me how to value my own company…maybe slightly too much :/ but that’s a topic for another day.

I also like to use the atmosphere of love to show my appreciation for those around me. Growing up, I made sure that I got my mum some flowers every year and treated her to a meal out. My friends and I also used the occasion to show our love for each other – sharing gifts and cards and our favourite chocolates. I’m hopeful that we will continue to cherish one another regardless of the future i.e. Everyone is getting into relationships and getting married !???? Anyway.

Another great way to spend Valentines solo is to do something for someone else. If you’re really feeling sorry for yourself and can’t seem to crawl out of your pity bubble then why not try being there for someone who needs you? I spent some time volunteering in local hospitals, nursing homes and hospices and it really does affect the way you perceive things. I really do recommend getting involved in giving back in some way just to keep yourself from falling victim to the ever-increasing vanities of this world.

Of course there are those who have got dates and romance all planed out with their significant others. True love is a wonderful and special thing so do appreciate and celebrate just having it without the pressure of material things or clichés that the world has made it become.

And for the rest of us, I hope we appreciate all the different forms of love in our lives that we are so blessed to experience. Let us enjoy this moment while we can for we never know what tomorrow holds.

And just incase you don’t hear it on the day – I love you! ❤️ Happy Valentines Day x MC

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