Sunday, 22 March 2015

Sunday Spotlight - 22nd March 2015

In my life this week…

New wheelchair

This week was rather exciting (well, for me anyway!) because my new wheelchair finally arrived! For the past 11 years I’ve been using a wheelchair that was meant for my Gran, with 4 little wheels, meaning I had no independence at all when I was in it because I relied on being pushed by someone else. A few months ago, an Occupational Therapist came to see me to assess whether there was anything they could do to help me, and one of the things they said they could do was get me a self-propelled ‘lightweight’ wheelchair. Now, I’m not sure that this wheelchair is lightweight, as I certainly couldn’t lift it and to me it seems just as heavy as my old wheelchair. But it does have big back wheels, which means I’m able to propel myself a bit. Unfortunately, because part of my illness means I get very fatigued and am pretty weak, I’m not really able to propel myself much, but it is going to be nice if I go shopping, for example, and I can move myself between clothes rails. Ideally I could really do with an electric wheelchair, and the OT did talk about the possibility of having one, but we wanted to try out this one first and see how I get on with it.

Depop dress

I don’t know if any of you have heard of an app called Depop, but if you haven’t it’s basically a bit like eBay in that it’s a place you can buy and sell mainly clothes with a proportion of the money being taken by them. I really enjoy having a scroll through it, and follow quite a few bloggers, but generally all their clothes are way too small for me, so I’m often disappointed that I’m not able to find anything that will fit me. However, one lovely blogger that I do follow who is a similar size to me is Megan, from Briar Rose Blog. Recently she’s been putting up some of her clothes for sale, and when I saw this white dress with sparkly detailing I knew I needed to buy it! It arrived really quickly and I can’t wait to wear it – now I just need an occasion!

Cinderella preview

I think I’ve mentioned on my blog before that I quite enjoy entering competitions, and I seem to go through phases of winning a few things and then not winning anything. Just recently I’ve started trying to enter more again, after having a bit of a break, and I’ve actually managed to win a couple of bits already. The first thing I won was a cute little biscuit from Buscuiteers, which I had decorated for my Mum. And this week I managed to win tickets to go and see a preview of the new Cinderella film at my local cinema. So this morning, after picking up my brother’s fiancĂ© and my friend, we headed to our local cinema, which was full of lots of little girls in princess dresses! The film was really good – so magical and lovely. I would definitely recommend going to see it if you get the chance, and I’m already looking forward to the DVD coming out!

What has grabbed your attention this week? I love hearing about people’s new discoveries and you may end up sharing something that makes it onto my list next week!

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  1. I went to hobbycraft for the first time this week, Kind of bought too much haha But it was amazing in there haha =] Love this post by the way!

    1. Ah you can't beat Hobbycraft - I'm terrible for spending money there! Glad you enjoyed it xx