5 Women who Made Me

Hi guys, and Happy New Year!

I'm so buzzed to get up my first post of 2018-which in hindsight should have been this one but I got trigger happy and posted it early, so here we are!

When I first sat down to think about all the women who have shaped the person I have become, I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of amazing women I could conjure up off the top of my head.
Then I remembered that this post was supposed to be the first in a series of "Top 5's" and I was going to have to figure out which 5 had made the biggest impact, over the course of my 30 years. That's when it all became a lot more difficult. I got there in the end though, and I can't wait to introduce you (in chronological order) to the 5 Women who Made Me.



Winter Is Here!

I know it goes without saying but, bloody hell it's a wee bit cold outside isn't it?! I don't know what the weather has been like where you are but in Aberdeen it is well and truly winter. The roads and pavements are basically ice rinks, and our gardens are covered in blankets of the white stuff (snow! don't be filthy minded). I'm struggling to adapt to this nonsense weather, and my thoughts turned to my furry friends (the hamsters Bella & Ginny) and all their outdoor pals. Everyday I'm checking if my girls have plenty of food, water and bedding, and that the temperature in the flat is warm enough so the poor things don't go in to hibernation. But what about all the animals that don't live in fancy cages, in their own room, with endless snacks, treats, and hugs from us?  That's where this great piece put together by Oeco Garden Rooms comes in handy! In it you'll see how to make your garden the perfect place for our wildlife pals this winter.

My Phototherapy Experience

Okay now we have that ^^^ out of the way it's time to dive in to my round up of how I got on with phototherapy.

Love and OAS becomes Aj Loves

Hi Guys!

You might have noticed that the blog has had a wee bit of an overhaul! Oh, ok maybe it’s not so ‘wee’ πŸ™ˆ. After months of uhhming and aahing I finally bit the bullet and settled in to plan my big rebrand, and I could not be happier with how it’s turned out.


I guess the biggest thing is the name- I’ll always love “Love and OAS” but I need my blog to be about me first and foremost and the old name was just a bit too vague, could’ve been written by anyone. I wanna stamp myself all over this incarnation of my site.

If I’m honest I was also so over that insipid pinky lilac colour, so I spent a night building a whole new colour palette based around my Hogwarts house-Ravenclaw! I think the Navy, Bronze, and lilacs really complement each other, and most of all they make me feel calm.

I’m really excited about how the blog looks and feels and I can’t wait to start publishing my posts but I’m going to be honest, I’m not suddenly going to start sticking to a publishing schedule, and I definitely will not be posting every day. The reality is that I am still exhausted, I’m still struggling with my mental health, and I still work full time-but I am going to try to bring you quality content whenever I’m up to it.

I have loads of post ideas sat in front of me-some written, some living as notes in three notebooks and my phone, and some just ideas floating about my brain and I hope you enjoy the content I produce from now on.

As always please feel free to follow me on Twitter  and/or drop a comment below as to what you’d like to see from Aj Loves in the future.

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