Hi, my name is Laura. I like to think I am a pretty normal 23 year old. Shopping, laughing and beautifying are a big part of my life. On 23rd November 2012 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and my whole life changed. I vowed to make my battle with the big C as short and fun as possible. I blog about my journey to remind you lot to check your boobies, raise awareness and tell my story.
Spa days, important dates and that festive feeling...
I thought I would write a quick post to tell you all about a
spa day that I attended a couple of weeks ago. Rock on Divas, run by the lovely
Gloria, is a day aimed at women who have finished cancer (or any other illness)
treatment and are looking for a way to re-establish their health life balance
that some women feel they have lost during treatment.
On arrival at The Spa Dolphin Square everyone was greeted with a hug and then given a
name tag. We were then all invited to share as much or as little of our story as
we liked with the rest of the group. Once all the introductions were out of the
way, the day began with a juicing tutorial from Gloria who explained the
benefits of juicing and gave a demonstration. Afterwards we all went for a
healthy but delicious lunch where everybody shared stories and laughs.
The wonderful Jennifer Young then gave a skincare and make
up workshop educating us all on what was actually in our favourite beauty products.
She makes a bespoke skin care range that is made with 100% organic and natural
ingredients. There is even a line designed especially for people under going
cancer treatment. You can find out more about Jennifer and her skin care range
After another glass of juice we all got changed into comfy
clothing and went to a yoga class which was aimed at beginners and was
incredibly relaxing. The day finished with a beauty treatment. You could choose a
massage or a facial. I went for the facial and it was AMAZING, the 25 minutes
of bliss left my skin positively glowing and I made the trip home (with my
lovely goody bag) on a busy train with NO make up on.
The best part of the day was meeting other ladies who had
been through a similar thing to me. Everybody was supportive and kind and I had
a lovely time. To find out more about Gloria, her spa days and retreats
Me and the other lovely ladies who attended the spa day
Apart from treating myself to spa days I have also baked a
Christmas cake with my lovely friend Jane (Mary Berry eat your heart out).
The cake before it entered the oven
Oh and there is the small matter of my one year
Cancerversary which was on the 23rd November. I cannot believe it
has been one whole year since I was diagnosed and what a year it has been. I am
so glad it is mostly over now and for those of you reading this who are
currently undergoing treatment I hope that I can reassure you that times can
get better. I am a happier person now than I was before treatment, I have a
whole head of hair (even if it is unbelievably unruly) and I am hoping that
soon the last year will just be a nasty memory that I can lock away in some far
corner of my mind.
I am unbelievably excited for the festive season so excited
in fact, you might as well start calling me Mrs Clause. I cannot wait to snuggle
up watching Christmas movies and start wrapping presents. I pretty much hum
carols in my sleep and the prospect of a New Year and a new start is also
extremely appealing. I plan on making 2014 my year no question.