Before I got picked up last Wednesday for the Paul Mitchell event I talked about in my last post I spent a few hours in Starbucks with a caramel macchiato, doing some reading for my masters. I’ve not been taking my iPad 2 out and about with me recently because the case I was using was pretty knackered and I didn’t want to risk breaking it. However, last week I received my new iPad case* from Mr Nutcase.
On Wednesday evening I hopped into a taxi with three other bloggers and was whisked off to Leigh, to the Urban Spirit salon. The fact that the organiser of the event I was going to had booked us transport already had me excited, but the prospect of trying out some Paul Mitchell products meant I couldn’t wait to get there!
I apologise for the lack of book related post yesterday! I had it all written up but forgot to schedule it… Oops! Here it is now for you though.
Lectures for my masters finished last week, and I had missed a few down to health problems. This had meant the past few weeks I’ve been concentrating on writing up lecture notes and getting prepared for assignments, in the times I would usually spend reading. So instead of a book review today I thought I’d show you the books which are on my reading list at the minute!
The Bloggers Snail Mail is another box swap I did this month, organised by Gemma of Lipsticks and Lashes. We were paired up with another blogger and after a month of getting to know each other we had to send a box of little treats up to the value of £5. I have to say though it was tricky sticking to the budget!
Sometime last month I saw a tweet regarding the Easter Beauty Box Swap, and as someone who loves getting mail I signed up! Everyone chose a budget of £5, £10 or £15 and was paired up with someone who had chosen the same. The swap was organised by Chloe of Reality Leaves Lots to Imagination.
I just wanted to do a quick post to let you know that it’s Parkinson’s Awareness Week this week, if you didn’t already know!
I work with patients who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and it is not just motor problems that they have to deal with – a major consequence of the treatments which target the shaking and other motor symptoms is the psychological impact.
The theme of this years Parkinson’s Awareness Week is Giving Back Control. People who have Parkinson’s disease can lose control of their bodies – they may become unable to put one foot in front of the other, they may lose the ability to communicate, and they may not be able to eat or drink very well due to problems with their throat or jaw. Parkinson’s UK wants us to help give sufferers some control back, simply by understanding the disease more. Knowing why someone is struggling to speak to you, or to move through a doorway, can help you to treat them with more compassion.
To find out more about Parkinson’s disease, and how you can give your support, head here. There are details of how you can support the campaign online, as well as event listings for things happening up and down the country this week to raise money for Parkinson’s UK.
Thanks for taking the time to read this post, and please share so more people can help us to give back control!
I first went to see Wicked: The Musical for my 21st birthday in London, and I fell in love with it. I love the story, the music, the staging.. So much that I took my mum last year when it came to Manchester and I was just as amazed as the first time.
So when it came to choosing some books for my mum to buy me for Christmas, Gregory Maguire’s book which inspired the musical was at the top of my list.