Monday, November 14, 2016

A Few Words

Hand Illustration by Abiee Lucas
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Sometimes it's like writing how you really feel is just too dangerous, you feel like making your words more cryptic and poetic may disguise the actual issue you want to talk about and maybe your readers can interpret it how they like. When your head hits the pillow at night the thoughts dance around your mind until they become more of a loose entanglement of so many things that have bothered you today that you simply cannot pin point a single reason for you being left feeling so discontented. Frustrated.

You're too proud to profess it all in such clarity but take comfort in the ambiguity in your words because being so publicly vulnerable is daunting, right? You hope that every expressive word evokes power and meaning to not just yourself. You write about them, ineffable them and then you delete it all and start over. You find ways to over complicate just about anything until you can't even remember what you began with now you have so many new things you want to say from your erratic, tangential scribblings. You abandon all safe harbours at the risk of sounding melodramatic but doing it anyway because you're impassioned, inspired and frankly just don't give a shit anymore.

Giving a shit holds you back from so much and you finally realise that opening your heart and writing what you feel isn't so dangerous after all.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I'm still here


Daydreams of getaways and adventures in the late afternoons interrupted by strident barks from Rosie at the bottom of the garden. Blocking the intense heat of the sun by positioning my book in the air just right, for as long as I can stand it until my arm gets tired. The first Summer spent alone in several years I realise was not so difficult as I imagined it would be.

Writing short stories anonymously on the internet, blogging about fashion and make-up and things nobody cares about but me, reading, drawing, singing, creating terrible pieces of artwork on Photoshop that only I will ever see. All things I love; neglected. But as I watched the Summer draw out, I watched close friends move on from this town, I watched the light burn out from within my dog's eyes as she lay in my arms, I watched myself get lost for a short while.

Until I realised, I'm still here.

I love my life, my friends, my family, the way I know I'm terrible at playing piano but I still go ahead and do it anyway. I love my car even though it's always failing. I love my overzealously when I have planned a night out that everyone is up for. This year I have learned a lot about my self, about life, about accepting and loving being alone.

I will be reading and writing, drawing and singing through the year into next Summer and the next. For I'm still here.




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Saturday, April 30, 2016

Spring Wishlist

Aaaand the winner of the worst blogger award goes to me! It has been 6 months since I last blogged - that's really bad. I have missed it so much and I cannot tell you how many times I said to myself "today is the day I go back to blogging" and it just never happened. Right now felt like the right time to come back as my blog has officially been live for a year now and I'm getting so much inspiration for new content now we are in Spring. So let's hope I actually keep it up this time.

I'm back today with a simple wishlist for Spring. I'm feeling mainly soft colours, light materials and minimal designs.

ZARA Contrast Sweater £19.99




TOPSHOP Bandana Print Co-ord £62 (Top £30 Shorts £32)




COS Wide Neck Top £55




ADIDAS Stan Smith £67

Just a short and sweet post, something simple to return with, hope you liked these Spring picks. Let me know what's on your wishlist! Also thank you to my loyal readers for being patient :-)

Abiee x

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Petshop.co.uk Dog Food

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Rosie eating food from Petshop.co.uk
Hey guys! Today I wanted to show you some items that were sent to me by the lovely people at Petshop.co.uk who, you guessed it, are an online pet shop. They have thousands of items for dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, fish and more! They sell food, toys, beds, bowls and the list goes on and on. But firstly, let me introduce you to my doggies!

In the image at the top eating the food we have Rosie, she is a 5 year old West Highland Terrier. (Although she doesn't look like one at the moment because we took her to a new groomer and she shaved off all of her hair!! She usually has a lovely fluffy face.) She is the cheekiest dog you'll ever meet and is extremely loving, friendly and affectionate. She loves playing with her toys, especially squeaky ones and her her favourite thing in the world is playing fetch! She constantly wants fuss and will try everything in her power to get you to throw her ball for her and she will eat just about anything you put in front of her.

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Chloe looking pretty as ever!
This is Chloe! Chloe is my baby, even though she is 14! She is also a West Highland Terrier and she is the strongest little doggy I've ever seen, she has been through so much. She has skin problems, is now completely deaf and is partially sighted. A few months back now we nearly lost her as she developed Pyometra which almost killed her. I rushed her to the vets as soon as I knew she wasn't well - she refused to eat anything and could barely stand up. The vet was absolutely amazing and managed to save her life through surgery. After the surgery however we thought we would lose her again as she developed peritonitis which is an infection. Thankfully she recovered from this and eventually began eating again. After a while though her stomach never really settled and has a strict diet of prescription dog food, anything else she will just vomit back up. But now she is back on track and is my lovely happy dog again. I love her to pieces and she means so much to me and my whole family. Just look at that beautiful face! She's my little fighter.

The first thing we tried was this wet dog food, I thought it was unbranded but looking at the website it is by Huntland and I think it is either chicken or turkey. I just used half of the pack and mashed it up and mixed it with some of the dry dog food biscuits we were given. The dry dog food biscuits are called Huntland - Grain Free. They're Scottish Loch Salmon biscuits with River Trout and Sweet Potato. Rosie absolutely LOVED it. She wolfed the whole lot down as fast as she could possibly could. I just give her half of the wet food a day and leave the other half for the next day and mix it with a handful of biscuits. Like I said Chloe can only really eat her prescription food so she wasn't able to try this unfortunately, but I'm sure she would have loved it too.

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Huntland Wet Dog Food Pouch
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Huntland Grain Free Dry Dog Food Biscuits

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Huntland Grain Free Dry Dog Food Biscuits
Next up we tried both of the dogs with the Dentastix. I had never given my dogs anything like these before so I was interested to see what they would do with them. I decided to try Chloe with one to see if she could eat it and she went straight in to tackle it and surprisingly she was able to keep most of it down. She vomited just a tiny bit when she had three quarters of it however I was impressed she could have that much. When I tried Rosie with one at first she was scared of it! - She is such a scaredy cat. However once she realised it was food she couldn't get enough of it and ate the whole thing very quickly. 

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Dentastix
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Chloe eating her Destastix
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Rosie eating her Dentastix
Lastly we have the Pro Plan biscuits. I really wasn't sure if these were treats or dry food to mix in with wet food so just to be safe I thought I'd try them as just treats and this seems to be going really really well! Chloe can actually eat them, I give her quite a few of them a day and she hasn't vomited once and Rosie can't get enough of them. I will continue to give them as treats because they like them so much.

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Purina Pro Plan Dry Dog Food
So to conclude, all of the items were a complete success and are on their way to be completely gobbled up so I will have to be making a big purchase soon! Thank you so much to the lovely people at Petshop.co.uk you have made two doggies very happy pooches and one very happy owner! I highly recommend this site they have excellent items, prices and service so give them a try.

Here are some links to the items if you want to check them out.

I believe that these were the wet food pouches:
This was definitely the dry food bag:
The Dentastix
Unfortunately I couldn't find the exact biscuits we were given but here's a link to a bag of similar dry food.

Let me know, do you have any pets? Would you use this site to buy your pet food/toys/beds etc? See you in my next post!

Abiee x

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*All items in this post were sent to me by the brand mentioned, however I was not paid to write this post.
*All opinions are my own and true.
*All images were taken by myself so please do not use without asking first.