New Experience: First full-body massage

Starting the year in the way I plan to continue it, I visited Sorbet for my first ever full-body massage.

Full-body massage experience

Let me start off by saying hi and welcome to 2017! It took me a little while to get back into the swing of blogging again, but I’m back and let’s get started.

New Year’s Resolutions are not something I tend to sign up for every year. I love that the New Year is a great time to take a look at the last year and perhaps make changes, but I don’t think that New Year’s Resolutions work. Not for me at least. I did however take a step back, look back over 2015 and 2016 and decide that a few changes need to be made in order for 2017 to be the best year I can possibly make it.

Treat yo’self with Body Treats this Christmas!

Body Treats on Uphill Writer

Hi. My name is Robyn and I love bathing.

Like, I really love bathing. More than I enjoy doing many other things. I’d choose a soak in a beautiful bath tub over chocolate any day of the week – Hands down, no competition. I’m serious about this, you guys.

If you’re a fan of immersing yourself in a tub of hot water surrounded by candles and uplifting smells, you’ll probably think of Lush before any other company. I’m not any different and my family knows that if you hand me a bag of Lush bath bombs, I’ll pretty much be your slave.

I’m also a big believer in treating yourself. It’s so important and I realise that water restrictions make a shower more viable, but every now and then, you need to “treat yo’self!”

A happy ending

Happy ending by UnsplashFirstly, this is not the post I had planned for today, but hey, life happens. I’m just happy that I’m blogging at all!

So have you ever had one of those days that just promises to be a jerk from the moment you open your eyes? Nothing specific happens, but there’s that… tingle in the air. You find yourself looking around, wondering what’s going to happen next. I hate those days. Mostly because they often turn out to be the worst sort of days. What makes it worse is that I’m a fairly positive human being. It’s how I deal with all sorts of situations. Focus on the good. Focus on the highlights. Ignore the bad stuff! (So healthy, I know.)

Bringing memories to life with PrintWild

I have a confession to make, you guys. I work a lot and I’m also a serial procrastinator. It’s probably one of the reasons that I’ve been married for 3 years and up until recently, I hadn’t printed a single photo of my wedding for my own home. I don’t know how or why, it just hadn’t happened.

That’s why, when PrintWild.co.za contacted me via Instagram and wanted to give me a little gift, I couldn’t say no.

Photos and memories with Printwild

(Actually, the lovely folks from PrintWild contacted me via Pixel and Pip’s Instagram account! Who would’ve thought the little rascals would grab so much attention.)

Like I said, I couldn’t resist when PrintWild sent through a little gift that meant I could print photos for my home. I had a choice of their products and I grabbed the opportunity to print a few Faceblocks. I was able to print 7 Faceblocks in fact and I love them.

A year of saying goodbye

Dad's balloons

On the 20th of September 2015, my father passed away. It’s been one year since that day, one year since my life changed forever.

I wrote about Dad passing away over on my old blog. You can read about it here: Saying goodbye to my dad. But this post, is about my life since that day. And it probably won’t be pretty. These are just words that need to get out, one way or another. And when you’re a writer, it’s best that they come out like this.

I remember the 20th of September 2015 as if it were last week. It was a Sunday and just about everything seems to be in the sharpest detail. From the message I received that Dad had been taken to hospital as he wasn’t feeling well, to the crushing, numbing, soul-shattering realisation that I was about to say goodbye to my father. For real this time. We’ve had scares before, when he had his first heart attack just before my 11th birthday, or when he had a bipass and almost didn’t make the recovery. It was different this time. That one message told me that this was it. I was going to lose him.