Lifestyle blog; Edinburgh, MS, food, beauty and chit chat.

TSB Local Pride: Vintage Vibes Edinburgh

On Friday I joined the TSB and Pride of Britain teams on George Street in Edinburgh to take a wee selfie with a Mini to support their Pride of Britain campaign. Their fleet has been touring the country, from London to Edinburgh, to raise awareness of the Pride of Britain nominations and all the fantastic people, charities and causes we have in Britain.

I’ve always loved the Pride of Britain awards so when I was asked to get involved, I couldn’t wait.

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Introducing brunch & naps

My blog has had a wee makeover! 🎉

Why?

Well, simply put, I love brunch and I love naps.

Of course, there is a bit more to it than that. As you probably know, I got married last year. I took my husband’s surname but as Jennie Stamp (my maiden name) is so unique, I kept it on most of my social media accounts. I also retained it for my blog, jenniestamp.com, but started to feel a bit lost and like I should embrace my new identity. Therefore a rebrand and a more ‘bloggy’ (yes, that’s a word) name were in order. So as I said, I love going for brunch on the weekends and I love taking naps, so BrunchAndNaps.com was the perfect name.

I’ve recently started writing a lot more about how I deal with MS, including a recent blog post I wrote for the MS Society, The invisible symptoms of my MS. The biggest battle I have with MS is the chronic fatigue and this means I have to rest a lot and take naps. So the naps are also a nod to my MS battle.

What do you think? 😁

 

Anyway, I hope you enjoy my new look blog!

Let me know what you think in the comments 🙂

Guest post: How to get a salon blow-dry at home

My usual home blow dry involves flipping my head upside down and blasting it. This does tend to be quite an efficient way of drying but I do end up with quite a few frizzy bits and need to run the straighteners over it.

My favourite Edinburgh hair salon is Dean Jones on Elm Row. I had a complimentary blow dry from Dean himself a few years ago and have been going back ever since. There’s nothing quite like a salon blow dry to boost your confidence and leave you feeling fabulous. So how can I replicate this in my own home?

Love a cheesy stock image 😂
Love a cheesy stock image 😂

Getting a sleek and bouncy salon-style blow-dry at home isn’t actually all that difficult. As long as you have the right tools and products to hand, and a willingness to go that extra mile, you can get professional level results – and at no extra cost, too. So what’s the secret? Read on… (more…)

Kiss Goodbye to MS

Recently I took part in the MS Society’s #KissGoodbyetoMS campaign for #MSawarenessweek.

I was off sick from work, full of cold and struggling with my chronic MS fatigue. I desperately wanted to take part in this awareness campaign so as soon as I was feeling ever so slightly better, I put on some lippy and took a photo.

Kiss goodbye to MS
Unfortunately, this photo demonstrates one of the most frustrating things about having MS; it’s an invisible illness. Anyone looking at the photo wouldn’t think that I had shooting pains in my left hand and was so overwhelmingly fatigued that I was on the verge of tears. I look fine so I do understand why people can be sceptical and maybe don’t believe I wasn’t well. It’s a shame that unless I’m sneezing or coughing, I feel like a fraud and people won’t understand that I’m not well.

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