A Chatty Catch-Up | April 2019

Well, what a weird month that was! We had some lovely sunshine over a glorious bank holiday, then we had high winds. We also found out that J has severe sleep apnoeaΒ 


I didn’t go out for food at all this month, although I did discover Asda whey protein last week and the chocolate one tastes bloody amazing!! I blend mine with milk because apparently it tastes grim with water.


I bought a few new pins this month, although the only one I’ve received so far is already my new favourite; the Flynn Rider Tangled pin from Blue Lemon Inc to go with the Rapunzel pin I already have πŸ™‚

I picked up a super gorgeous tea dress on Asos from Oasis which I’ll be popping up on an outfit of the day post very soon πŸ™‚

I also picked up this lacy black skater dress on Asos from QED London. I do like it but I just don’t know when I’ll get to wear it!


I haven’t done too badly this month with blogging, although I know there are a few posts I need to sit down and write over the next few weeks!!

I received this extremely lovely PR parcel from Pixi Beauty though; containing loads of their Glow products! I can’t wait to try out the serum and the moisturiser stick (mostly because I’ve never used a stick to moisturise my face and I’m intrigued)!!

I also got a parcel full of goodies from JOICO to trial out their newly relaunched hair care products! I’ve used the beach spray so far and absolutely loved it, so I’m looking forward to testing everything else out πŸ™‚

The “best” of the rest:

As I said at the beginning of the post, the biggest news this month was finding out that J does have sleep apnoea and severely. He generally stops breathing in his sleep over 45 times AN HOUR!! Hearing it like that, it was pretty scary, but two weeks after his diagnosis, the Sleep Disorder Clinic at Queen Victoria Hospital gave him a CPAP machine. This helps to regulate his oxygen flow at night so he doesn’t stop breathing, or if he does, it’s not for long.

We’re still working out the teething issues though as he was given a nasal mask to start, despite him telling the nurse he’s a mouth breather! It led to me freaking out the first night because oxygen was just gushing out of his mouth πŸ™

He had to go back and get a nasal/mouth mask which is much better butΒ it’s not very comfortable for him to sleep with it on so he’s been taking it off in his sleep a lot 😐😐 He has a follow-up appointment next month though, so we can ask for tips and advice.

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Dee (The Dee Who Lived) is also an incredibly lovely geeky blogger who writes a lot about her fandoms; including, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and more. She also talks a lot about mental health and her recent diagnosis of ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder).

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Plus she has a Twitter and Instagram you can follow too πŸ™‚

Hayley (Wild X Heart) is the sweetest Welsh parenting blogger who also writes about beauty and reviews books! She’s only been blogging for about 6 months and is doing a fab job so far πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to see what else she writes about!

She also has Twitter and Instagram (which has been making me super jealous as she’s been to North Carolina where they filmed One Tree Hill!!)

What did you get up to? Did you make the most of the amazing warm bank holiday weather? Let me know in the comments below πŸ™‚ x

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  1. That skater dress is gorgeous! 😍 I love the lace sleeves. I’ve already mentioned how much I love the tea dress on Instagram, it looks stunning on you. I’m glad to hear J got a diagnosis but it sounds like a scary condition! I hope his follow up appointment goes well.

    P.S. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. 😊

    1. I sent the skater dress back in the end, I liked it but would never really wear it, plus the fabric was a bit scratchy πŸ™Š
      Yeah it’s pretty scary, I’m glad it’s under control now but he doesn’t feel any better ☹️☹️
      PS. You’re more than welcome 😘😘

  2. Those dresses are gorgeous, the tea dress looks beautiful on you! I’m so pleased J got a diagnosis, it sounds terrifying, but I’m so pleased he’s getting the treatment he needs. I love the Flynn Rider pin!
    Hels xx

    1. Thank you, the tea dress is definitely my new favourite outfit!!

      Yeah, it’s been a pretty scary journey, I’m glad he got the diagnosis but he’s not started feeling better at all yet. Some patients say it took them months πŸ™ xx

  3. Those dresses are adorable! I love Oasis for summery dresses (although their jumpers for winter are also perfect in every way). Glad to hear that J is getting the help that he needs, sleep apnoea sounds terrifying – hopefully the new technology will help 😊 xx

    1. Thank you, although I’m still not sure about the lace one!! I definitely need more Oasis dresses in my wardrobe!

      Thank you, it’s still really early days yet though, apparently it can take months for patients to start to feel any better xx

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