The last 4 months have been really hard. On April 1 I collapsed at work and since then have continued to have lots of strange symptoms and have struggled with fatigue most days. It's meant I've had to really pace myself and not do as much socially as I would like to. The good news is that last week or so I feel like I've started to get some energy back and I've finally got appointments booked in for hospital scans after delays from administrative errors which is a relief. I'm so delighted that I've managed to have a really full weekend seeing lots of friends and even hosting a small cocktail party.
I wish the bar (which is in my bedroom) was permanently stocked with cupcakes, I'd never get out of bed! Going with the cocktail theme the flavours were rum and raisin, absinthe and cardamom and margarita.
Today I've spent the afternoon chilling out at the Lass O Gowrie pub for an event organised by my friends Lynnmarie and Martin. It was the last day of a month long arts festival that's been held there. Music was in the form of an a Northern Soul and Ska all dayer with lots of lovely vinyl being played by the various DJs. Manchester Vegan people contributed cakes to a stall there with proceeds going to local animal charities.
There was also vintage clothes stalls. The pub is really well suited to this sort of thing as it's really old with lots of little nooks and crannies!
I was delighted to find 2 lovely vintage dresses for much less than the price of a new one from the High Street - result! The Liberty print one is home made too, I love finding home made vintage stuff.