From bad to worse

I spent most of today in the walk-in eye clinic at the hospital. My eye issue is not an eye infection. It’s uveitis, which is going to take a seven-week course of eye drops to clear up. I am not a happy bunny. I am hoping, however, that my eye will at least respond to the drops fast enough that it won’t be uncomfortable during the race on Sunday. Mum has had the same thing in chronic form for years, and she assures me that the treatment always works quickly, so fingers crossed.

The next couple of days are just quiet preparation. And eating a lot of pasta, which has already started. I’m going to miss marathon training eating.

OOTD 25th April 2019
OOTD: another of those ‘like hell you are seeing my zombie eye’ selfies. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Internacionale (2000), t-shirt Gildan for Stranger Things (2018), jeans Zara (2018).

Today’s earworm playlist:

John Lennon – Woman
Duran Duran – New Religion
Mark Ronson and Lykke Li – Late Night Feelings
Duran Duran – Come Undone
Sigrid – Don’t Feel Like Crying
Duran Duran – Hold Back The Rain
Squeeze – Up The Junction

A bump in the road

I really didn’t need this eye infection or whatever it is this week.

Didn’t get much sleep last night because of it, and I’ve been in a bad way all day. I’m having to skip poetry night tonight (which I’m really upset about – was looking forward to reading again!) and Slimming World tomorrow in favour of an emergency doctor’s appointment. I need this thing gone by race day on Sunday.

Hoping for a better day tomorrow.

OOTD 24th April 2019
OOTD: you really don’t want to see my eyes today. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), hoodie Sonar (2006), Duran Duran t-shirt Amplified (2018), skirt Calvin Klein Jeans (2004).

Today’s earworm playlist:

OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Duran Duran – Save A Prayer
Duran Duran – New Religion
Jax Jones, Mabel and Rich The Kid – Ring Ring
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur

Some time to breathe (raggedly) and a non-OOTD catchup!

Back to a normal(ish) Thursday today.  I made it to Slimming World, even if I was half-dozing through group, and then my Pilates class got cancelled ’cause my instructor is also ill, so I’ve been able to have a nice quiet afternoon – and finally had the chance to read through my entire 120,000-word NaNo novel.  Looking forward to getting stuck into the editing over the next couple of months!

I’ve got a totally quiet weekend coming up, so hopefully I’ll finally have the chance to get over my cold properly.

I did want to get caught up with my OOTDs for the last few days, but honestly, I’ve just been wearing my ’80s jumper collection with jeans and leggings because I feel so rotten and need comforting jumpers on, and have been taking ill-looking selfies that nobody needs to see.  OOTD pictures to return when I start feeling better!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Queen – We Are The Champions
Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill
Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne – Changes
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Dean Lewis – Be Alright

Gradually getting my admin back on track

Now that I’m no longer at a music festival (now, that was well timed with being so ill!) I am really feeling the effects of the weekend, and am very slow and groggy.  It took me until eleven to crawl out of bed this morning, as I was just feverish and dozing up until that point.  Once I’m up, though, the Lemsip Max Strength really helps, and I was able to get a bit of admin done today.

Tomorrow I might even catch up with my OOTDs.  They’re all a bit sickly-looking though!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Duran Duran – Come Undone
Culture Club – Victims
Ariana Grande – Santa Tell Me
Soft Cell – Say Hello, Wave Goodbye
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

A non-sick day

I’m not feeling too hot at the moment.  The bad cough I had over the weekend has turned into a full-blown cold, and so I feel shaky, drained of energy and generally rubbish.  I’m also ravenously hungry all the time, for some reason, which is not helping me stay on plan SW-wise.

Unfortunately, freelancers don’t get sick days, so I had to work today!  At least I got to do it from the comfort of my own sofa, wearing a giant cosy jumper and putting my feet up, so it’s not all bad.

A catchup of the weekend’s outfits:

OOTD 14th September 2018
Friday OOTD: another un-ideal mirror selfie. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt Gildan for Infest (2018), jeans Levi (2018), boots Carefree (2017).


OOTD 15th September 2018
Saturday OOTD: quick trip out to a birthday party. Vest top Primark (2018), jacket Kaliko (2007), bag CXL by Christian Lacroix (2018), jeans H&M (thrifted from Steff 2016), shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa (2018).


OOTD 16th September 2018
Sunday OOTD: pub trip outfit. Glasses Emporio Armani (2017), t-shirt Katharine Hamnett for Help Refugees (2017), belt Flip (2003), jeans Alexander Wang Denim (2018), shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania for Melissa (2018).


OOTD 17th September 2018
Monday OOTD: could have looked a lot worse considering I feel like hell! Jumper Carlo Colucci (vintage 1980s, bought at vintage fair 2017), jeans Vivid (2018), boots Carefree (2017).

Today’s earworm playlist:

Gloria Estefan – Oye Mi Canto
Duran Duran – The Chauffeur
Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts
Evanescence – Bring Me To Life
Mesh – Little Missile
Brother Beyond – The Harder I Try
Wet Wet Wet – Wishing I Was Lucky
Queen – I Was Born To Love You
Paddy Reilly – Fields Of Athenry
Wham! – Freedom

And a bonus track that Geth was humming earlier:

Soft Cell – My Secret Life