Period blog Oct 2016 and WIWTM

So once more we approach the spectacular event that is the menstrual cycle. That’s right look away now if you have absolutely no desire to read about it but if you’re that bloke that published the article on women ‘holding their bladders’ you may want to stay tuned and be educated.

img_1812Anyways today is the 26th and I’m just shy of one week overdue and noticed a little bit of spotting so I have popped on my little Harry Potter liner from Tortoise Wing Things. I can’t tell if I’m crampy or not as I have had a vomiting bug and have pulled the muscles in my stomach so could be cramps but could also be that. Either way I haven’t had to take anything I just feel a little delicate so I’m hugging my hot water bottle. Not much to report so far so we’ll see how we go as the day progresses. Okay not much happening so far still slight spotting but not fully started yet, will change into a light pad overnight as a just in case, but should wake up with cramps if it gets really heavy all of a sudden. Think I’ll use my Lily and Leo Deathly Hallows pad, it’s still new and shiny!

So today was more spotting, very slight again but redder then yesterday. I’m expecting things to really get going overnight tonight. Been a little achy but not really cramping aches more body aches. Backs quite sore which I don’t know if its period based or just really long lectures today (at least that’s how they felt). Kept the same pad from last night on as I hadn’t spotted overnight and yes that might make me a bit yucky but meh! I changed over to my second Lily and Leo pad for the evening which is my only Game of Thrones pad so far, that makes me sad. As the evenings going on I’m feeling a little bloated and queasy but still not really cramping. (Sorry my hands in the video, covering a stain that I haven’t treated yet.)img_1820

Woke up this morning with slight spotting once again but still nothing really happening. I had a day of travelling ahead of me so I put on a moderate pad just in case. My TCS Daryl pad because I’m in a Walking Dead kinda mood. No cramping, no more spotting, nothing. This is weird and annoying.IMG_1552

I went without a pad today because there is no longer spotting! I’m really confused now, my body hates me and likes to keep me in suspense. That or its waiting for me to get to work Monday and be crippled. Anyway sorry this is probably an even more boring read, just me playing cat and mouse with my cycle but that’s how it seems to be this month. I actually had to use a disposable liner this afternoon as I haven’t packed any and want to save my others for the main event so I used some of my old liners. Forgot how much disposables smell of chemicals. Still no sign of properly starting yet, just spotting. I will put a liner on overnight though because I’ve had a tiny tummy ache this evening so just one of my wrap around ones I think.

Thank goodness I put that liner on! I woke up around 8 in agony and unable to move without going dizzy. Finally managed to crawl to the bathroom by 9 but I collapsed once I was in there and was vomiting from the pain. So, so far a great official start to this cycle. I managed to take some ibuprofen at 9.30 and kept it down and made it back to bed for a few hours. I couldn’t change from the liner because I couldn’t stand long enough but thankfully it has the PUL layer and it held up really well for a few hours of laying down. I felt pretty week all morning and finally got up around 11ish and put on my Tortoise Wing Things pad which I’ve worn until 3pm been heavy but not had energy to get up properly and change. Thankfully no leaks whatsoever but I wasn’t moving very much today. Just sat in front of the TV feeling sorry for myself. Cramping started up again this evening so I’ve been drugged all day, hoping the painkillers are in my system enough for my shift tomorrow otherwise I’m screwed. I’m on my second pad from the same maker now so I’m going to see how I go with eating some dinner and then an early night I think. I managed my dinner but still on the painkillers and will take them tomorrow for work as well, for now I’m swapping over to my new Lazy Creek Boutique Harry Potter pad and turning in early.

I hate morning shifts and stomach cramps, not the best combo. I have worn both of my Essence of Eve heavy pads through the day and pushed them to the limit. Stomach aches for most of the morning but calmed down until around 3 which was after work so I could curl up for a bit. Worn off this evening so I’m not taking any more pain meds tonight and hoping for the best tomorrow. For now I’m on my stain glass Brigid’s Flame pad for night.

Still steadily heavy today but not too bad. Went without painkillers and got a little crampy this afternoon but not unbearable. I wore my pique Totoro pad for the morning as it’s my comfiest pad at the minute but swapped over to the final Lily and Leo Sailor Moon pad for the afternoon. Still a bit heavy this evening but no cramps so that’s a good thing. Still going to pop on my Walking Dead Leak Freak pad and curl up for the night now.

Had a nice morning to myself so I stayed in the same pad as I’ve not been very heavy today or overnight. Heading up to the rescue centre this afternoon to drop off some dog food so popped on a moderate pad for the afternoon (Harry Potter Crimson Moon). Felt a little queasy today though and no appetite whatsoever. Forced some food down but still feel a bit rubbish, full day tomorrow which I’m not looking forward to but at least I’ve had today off. Had a nice shower and just taken it easy for the most part. Still queasy and crampy with the start of a headache so going to have an early night I think. I’ve popped on my All Fluffed Up silver bells pad that’s really comfy, things seem to be calming down now so hopefully this period won’t last much longer.

I did a load of washing yesterday so I could wear my Daryl TCS pad again today. No cramps and no headaches thankfully and things seem really light so this should be my last day this cycle, I hope. I was busy at work and wore the one pad all day with no problems whatsoever and other then an aching back I actually felt pretty good today. Went to my brother’s place for a pizza and even that didn’t set my stomach off. Today was a good day.

I don’t have any spotting this morning but I’d worn one of my Muff Fluff liners overnight just in case. Nothing at all so this cycle is over. Yay! I’m travelling back to Uni today so everything is being washed once again so I can pack up.

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Sorry for the gaps in my uploading these days, with University work starting to pile up and my rubbish health I just haven’t had the chance to write. It may be twice a month updates for a little while but I’ll try and do a bit better then that if I can. As usual my new pads are below and wating to be used. The November ones will be on my December post most likely. We have a Beary Cute Bums and another All Fluffed Up.

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Thanks as always for reading!

Charlotte

 

GeekGear World of Wizardry September 2016 review

It’s here! My second GeekGear Harry Potter box! They have changed its name to the ‘World of Wizardry’ box. After all the goodies I received last month I went back and paid for a three-month subscription as you save a little bit of money if you pay in bulk. This box does deliver Worldwide as far as I’m aware so please check it out. The link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU

The link I share takes you to the website but if you purchase a box then it shows that you found the box through me. If five of you lovely readers purchase a subscription using this link, then I get a free box so pretty please share the love!

On to the actual review. I received an email on the 21st to say the box was posted and it arrived on the 23rd. It would have been next day if I didn’t live on a campus, so super quick delivery. Every box is decorated as a crate and has the Harry Potter crests on either side. They continue this theme with any smaller boxes inside which is pretty cool. I also love the fact they use coloured paper in the box depending on your Hogwarts house. Mine is blue which as I mentioned in my previous blog, I chose Ravenclaw even though I’m a Hufflepuff as I prefer the colour scheme. You can choose which house you like or just to receive a mix, depends on personal preference.

In every box there is a pamphlet that shows the information on all the items and the box itself. It also gives a hint of what the following months theme will be. October’s hint is: Hogwarts Express.

My favourite item in this box was the Ollivanders t-shirt, the sizing is perfect (you select in advance) and I like the fact it is a darker colour as the white one from last month has gone into the pyjama shirt pile. Still wear it a lot though! The quality of their shirts is amazing and you get a shirt in every box that is unique to Geekgear so you don’t want to miss out!

This month even included a Lord Voldemort replica wand! It’s really solid and I don’t have one already! I have Snape’s and I think I have Luna’s but none of the others so it’s great for this to go in my collection. It even comes with a note of authenticity!

Another item them I don’t have is a Deathly Hallows necklace, it’s something I’ve been meaning to purchase as I love the design. This one is pretty sturdy, still obviously costume jewellery but it’s nice quality. I actually have it hung on my noticeboard over the Azkaban poster that also came in the box. It’s great to finally have a bit of decoration up. Anyways, the necklace does have a spinning inner circle which is a nice touch and will be worn as often as I can get away with.

The next item is personalized per your house request, it’s a Proud to be ‘Ravenclaw’ badge, it’s a decent size and is currently also attached to my noticeboard. Maybe by the end of the year I will have a Harry Potter themed board thanks to this box! If I do, I’ll make sure to share a few pictures!

Another really useful item is the tea towel. It has Hogwarts written across it and whilst it’s a bit big it arrived just in time. Like I said, back on campus and I only brought one tea towel so I would have been off to buy another soon, now it’s a Hogwarts one! Thank you GeekGear!

I did find the little blank Hogwarts letters a bit boring. I know some people will love being able to print out their own Hogwarts acceptance letter or they might even print them out for their kids. I know I’d have loved one for my 11th birthday, but as I’m going on 25 I know that my letter was lost in the post back then. I will hang on to these and maybe build them into my wall of Potter?

The final item is one that I’m really worried I’ll break. A replica of the Marauders map. It completely folds outwards and is really well made and will definitely be treasured. It’s a perfect addition to the box! I love it! The details are amazing and I really don’t want it getting damaged!

That’s it for this month’s box. A great hall as far as I’m aware. Please let me know what you thought of your own boxes! If you don’t already order it then please give it a try. If it’s not for you then you can cancel your subscription at any time or even do as I did and order a one off box to try out. Be quick though as I’ve been told they’re selling out fast! Anyways my recommendation link is: https://geekgearbox.cratejoy.com/refer/Charl-MZUMOIKU please use the link to help me towards a free box. Even if you don’t use the link please don’t hesitate to purchase one as they really are great little treats!img_1761

Thanks so much for reading!

Charlotte x