Sunday, 3 December 2017

DPP Day Two: Spa Day With Kathryn

I had a wobble about doing the December Photo Project this year hence no first of December!  I do sometimes wonder about the real value of social media and a life lived online.  This has really come home since I began my work managing The mindfulness for Christians Website  and I have seen first hand how social media has impacted on my day to day mental health. However, I also know that the internet is a force for good.  I have made some really lovely and caring friendships online and I know that my family and one friend in particular always enjoy reading and seeing what we have been up to.  So without further ado here is the first installment of this year's DPP:

 Yesterday Kathryn and I had a spa day.  Not only was it a welcome break for us all but most importantly it was the first time ever that we had done anything together!  I still cannot believe it, that Kath has reached the age of 30 before we have had one on one time.  It's at times like this that I really realise how much sickness and disability has over shadowed our lives.

Mary-Grace had a fab time with Grandpa, Ben and Pip whilst we enjoyed a jacuzzi, sauna, scrummy lunch and some beauty treatments.



If you are looking for self care suggestions as a way of coping with the holiday season, then my recent blog post over on the mindfulness website, might just help: 


Advent Blessings x 

6 comments:

penelope said...

Oh how wonderful that you two managed a Day Out together! And yes, you're right: I too find that chronic illness and disability make for a far altered family landscape -- far altered from the societal norm, I mean! This isn't always 'bad', but it is indeed different ...

Blessed First Sunday in Advent to you!! {{hugs}}

Sandra Ann said...

Advent Blessings to you dear friend x

Kezzie said...

I am glad you had this wonderful time with Kathryn!

Sandra Ann said...

Yes, it was lovely and much appreciated ;-) xx

dorinalouise said...

I love this photo of the two of you. It's so good that you had this day out together! It sounds so fun, and you both look very happy. I agree that it's difficult juggling the media with good mental health . . it's not easy keeping time on the computer to a minimum. I see Chanda struggling with this on her phone, and I'm happy to see that she's trying to balance it. I look forward to your mindfulness post. I always love them :) xoxo

Sarah said...

I'm glad that you and Kathryn were able to have some quality mother-daughter time. Social media is definitely a two-edged sword!