So I guessing many of you are wondering where have I  been and why I haven’t posted. I did address it on my Instagram briefly but as I still have had a few comments and emails I thought I’d do a quick post for you too, explaining myself if you like.

For a long time I’ve had periods of being ill. You will often here in my videos and posts I’ve just got over flu or something like that and it knocks me side ways. Well, things got progressively worse and in honesty I found I was having more bad days than good. After a really bad annual week off in June I finally went to the doctors. After a few tests and what not they diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis. Now, I’m not going to go into exactly what that is, but will say its not like standard arthritis and it makes me feel pretty poorly. Its also something that I’ve got for life now and just have to deal with.

So, for the past few months I’ve now got some medication, know what my triggers are to set off a flair up and have a slightly better understanding of how I will feel on a good or bad day. When I first was ill which was during a flair up, I came to the conclusion to give up blogging totally. I lost a lot of enthusiasm for many things as in honesty when you are so tired, ache, have pain, swelling and can’t move your joints properly all the time you do feel like giving up. Strangely enough, blogging took up much of my time and its hard finding things to do. I did kind of miss it. So, I’ve decided to come back but only blog as and when I actually feel up to it. This may mean times when I don’t post for a week or 2 as I just can’t. With filming I have A LOT of tutorial requests but at present I can’t do them. When I’ve seen my specialist and have my new medication which I’ve heard will be almost life changing for me, then I’ll see how I feel. But for now, tutorials are out, reviews are in and anything else I feel up to doing.

Here is a new updated picture of me and yes, I'm now a glasses wearer too!

Here is a new updated picture of me and yes, I’m now a glasses wearer too!

Lastly, can I say thank you for all the well wishes and everything. Sorry if you have emailed me or commented and I’ve not replied. Its not because I can’t be bothered but more that I’ve not been able too.

Lots of Love,
Mel xxxx